Patents by Inventor Marc Davis

Marc Davis has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20180291448
    Abstract: High efficiency methods for producing retinal pigment epithelial cells from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are disclosed herein. The iPSCs are produced from somatic cells, including retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells, such as fetal RPE stem cells. In some embodiments, the iPSC include a tyrosinase promoter operably linked to a marker. Methods are disclosed for using the RPE cells, such as for treatment. Methods for screening for agents that affect RPE differentiation are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Applicant: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Serv
    Inventors: Kapil Bharti, Janine Davis, Arvydas Maminishkis, Marc Ferrer-Alegre, Sheldon S. Miller
  • Patent number: 10074093
    Abstract: A system and method to facilitate word-of-mouth advertising and sales support associated with displayed media objects on distributed networks is described. The system provides one or more advocates to a network user accessing advertising of a brand, product, or service. One or more of the advocates may be socially related to the user. User interactions with the advocates are facilitated through a real-time communication network, follow-on commercial activity is tracked, and the value of word-of-mouth advocacy is captured and distributed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher William Higgins, Marc Davis, Joseph O'Sullivan, Ronald Martinez
  • Publication number: 20180076707
    Abstract: A discrete field coupled capacitor with a cross-connected capacitor-pair, such as for use as a discrete bypass capacitor. The FCC includes a first port with first and second terminals, and a second port with third and fourth terminals. A first capacitor structure is connected between the first and second terminals, and a second capacitor structure connected between the third and fourth terminals. A cross-connect structure includes a first cross-connection to connect the first terminal to the third terminal, and a second cross-connection to connect the second terminal to the fourth terminal, to cross-connect the first and second capacitor structures. The capacitor structures have respective parasitic ESL, and can be disposed in proximity to effect a pre-defined ESL field coupling with reverse phasing to reduce parasitic ESL. The FCC can be constructed as a PCB or monolithic device. In a PCB four-layer construction, the cross-connections can be formed on respective mid-layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Alan Dean Martin, Marc Davis-Marsh
  • Patent number: 9858348
    Abstract: A system and method for presentation of media related to a context. A request is received over a network from a requesting device for media related to a context, wherein the request comprises at least one criteria. A query is formulated based on the context criteria so as to search, via the network, for user profile data, social network data, spatial data, temporal data and topical data that is available via the network and relates to the context and to media files so as to identify at least one media file that is relevant to the context criteria. A playlist is assembled via the network containing a reference to the media files. The media files on the playlist are transmitted over the network to the requesting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher W. Higgins, Christopher T. Paretti, Nicola Stefano Ghezzi, Michael Spiegelman, Ronald Martinez, Marc Davis, Chris Kalaboukis
  • Publication number: 20170345053
    Abstract: Techniques are provided to allow users to access interested information without performing engaging searches. A content-providing system may track collective interests of a large set of users and/or individual interests of a user. User-selectable items may be presented to the user directly without the user performing searches. Some of the user-selectable items may be associated with slideshows that are, for example, pre-deposited or curated to provide interesting information relating to these user-selectable items. The user may easily access a slideshow and the content therein using easily comprehensible controls presented on a display page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Caroline Tsay, Marc Davis, Anuj Sahai, Anja Krombholz, Polly Ng, Aaron Wheeler, Anand Ramani
  • Patent number: 9762693
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for delivery of information to a mobile computing device. A remote computing device detects the occurrence of a first user event that precedes an associated second user event. The remote computing device identifies information corresponding to the associated second user event. The remote computing device determines a first priority of the information associated with the second user event and a second priority of a second information associated with the second user event. The remote computing device determines that the first priority is higher than the second priority. In response to detecting the occurrence of the first user event, the remote computing device transmits, to a mobile computing device, the information having the first priority before transmitting the second information having the second priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Kalaboukis, Marc Davis, Ron Martinez
  • Patent number: 9574899
    Abstract: A system and method for determination and display of personalized distance. A request is received for the determination of a personalized distance over a network, wherein the request comprises an identification of a requesting user, and a plurality of real world entities comprising at least a starting location and an ending location. At least one route is determined between the first location and the second location. Spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network relating to the requesting user and each real world entity and the route is retrieved using a global index of data available to the network. A personalized distance is calculated via the network between the first location and the second location using spatial, temporal, topical, and social data relating to the requesting user and each real world entity and the route. A representation of the personalized distance calculated for the route is displayed on a display medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Kalaboukis, Christopher W. Higgins, Marc Davis, Joseph O'Sullivan, Athellina Athsani, Ronald Martinez, Christopher T. Paretti
  • Patent number: 9535988
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and systems directed to summarizing video or other multimedia content based on the blogging activities of one or more users. In one implementation, a user may select a video and one or more blogs that annotate various segments of the video. A user may specify one or more desired attributes of the blog or comment entries, which a system processes to create an edit decision list. The edit decision list can be used to generate a summarized version of the multimedia content that includes the content segments associated with blog entries that meet the desired attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Horowitz, Marc Davis, Malcolm Slaney
  • Patent number: 9431503
    Abstract: An integrated circuit comprises a first poly-silicon region including a first poly-silicon layer, a second poly-silicon layer disposed over the first poly-silicon layer, a first poly-silicon finger associated with the first poly-silicon layer, and a second poly-silicon finger associated with the second poly-silicon layer. The first poly-silicon finger and the second poly-silicon finger are oriented in a substantially orthogonal manner relative to each other. The integrated circuit comprises a second poly-silicon gate region including the first poly-silicon layer. The first polysilicon gate region and the second polysilicon gate region each have different poly-silicon gate structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chuan Lin, Hidehiko Shiraiwa, Bradley Marc Davis, Lei Xue, Simon S. Chan, Kenichi Ohtsuka, Angela T. Hui, Scott Allan Bell
  • Patent number: 9355185
    Abstract: An online article is enhanced by displaying, in association with the article, supplemental content that includes entities that are extracted from the article and/or entities that are related to entities that are extracted from the article. The supplemental content further includes information about each of the entities. The information about an entity may be obtained by searching for the entity in one or more searchable repositories of data. For example, the supplemental content may include, for each entity, video, image, web, and/or news search results. The supplemental content may further include information such as stock quotes, abstracts, maps, scores, and so on. The entities are selected using a variety of analysis and ranking techniques based on contextual factors such as user-specific information, time-sensitive popularity trends, grammatical features, search result quality, and so on. The entities may further be selected for purposes such as generating ad-based revenue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Yookyung Kim, Hongjian Zhao, Xin Li, Alexandra Levich, Tom Chi, Ming Sui, Yihong Zhao, Marc Davis
  • Publication number: 20160084670
    Abstract: A system and method for determination and display of personalized distance. A request is received for the determination of a personalized distance over a network, wherein the request comprises an identification of a requesting user, and a plurality of real world entities comprising at least a starting location and an ending location. At least one route is determined between the first location and the second location. Spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network relating to the requesting user and each real world entity and the route is retrieved using a global index of data available to the network. A personalized distance is calculated via the network between the first location and the second location using spatial, temporal, topical, and social data relating to the requesting user and each real world entity and the route. A representation of the personalized distance calculated for the route is displayed on a display medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Chris Kalaboukis, Christopher W. Higgins, Marc Davis, Joseph O'Sullivan, Athellina Athsani, Ronald Martinez, Christopher T. Paretti
  • Patent number: 9222780
    Abstract: A system and method for determination and display of personalized distance. A request is received for the determination of a personalized distance over a network, wherein the request comprises an identification of a requesting user, and a plurality of real world entities comprising at least a starting location and an ending location. At least one route is determined between the first location and the second location. Spatial, temporal, topical, and social data available to the network relating to the requesting user and each real world entity and the route is retrieved using a global index of data available to the network. A personalized distance is calculated via the network between the first location and the second location using spatial, temporal, topical, and social data relating to the requesting user and each real world entity and the route. A representation of the personalized distance calculated for the route is displayed on a display medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Kalaboukis, Christopher W. Higgins, Marc Davis, Joseph O'Sullivan, Athellina Athsani, Ronald Martinez, Christopher T. Paretti
  • Patent number: 9196624
    Abstract: Methods and systems of fabricating a wordline protection structure are described. As described, the wordline protection structure includes a polysilicon structure formed adjacent to a memory core region. The polysilicon structure includes first doped region positioned on a core side of the polysilicon structure and a second doped region positioned on a spine side of the polysilicon structure. An un-doped region positioned between the first and second doped regions. A conductive layer is formed on top of the polysilicon structure and arranged so that it does not contact the un-doped region at either the transition between the first doped region and the un-doped region or the second doped region and un-doped region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bradley Marc Davis, Mark W. Randolph, Sung-Yong Chung, Hidehiko Shiraiwa
  • Patent number: 9158794
    Abstract: A system and method for presentation of media related to a context. A request is received over a network from a requesting device for media related to a context, wherein the request comprises at least one criteria. A query is formulated based on the context criteria so as to search, via the network, for user profile data, social network data, spatial data, temporal data and topical data that is available via the network and relates to the context and to media files so as to identify at least one media file that is relevant to the context criteria. A playlist is assembled via the network containing a reference to the media files. The media files on the playlist are transmitted over the network to the requesting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher W. Higgins, Christopher T. Paretti, Nicola Stefano Ghezzi, Michael Spiegelman, Ronald Martinez, Marc Davis, Chris Kalaboukis
  • Patent number: 9110903
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for collecting data and presenting media to a user are provided. The systems generally includes a data gathering module associated with an electronic device. The data gathering module communicates gathered data to a management module, which manages at least one user profile based on the gathered data. The management module may select media for presentation to a user based on the user profile, and the selected media may be displayed to the user via a media output device co-located with the user, such as a display of the user's mobile electronic device or a television, computer, billboard or other display co-located with the user. Related methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Ronald Martinez, Marc Davis, Nathanael Joe Hayashi, Chris Kalaboukis
  • Patent number: 8954500
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described for detecting social relationships across multiple networks and/or communication channels. These social relationships may then be utilized in a wide variety of ways to support and enhance a broad range of user services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Cameron Marlow, Marc Davis, Neal Sample, Michael Curtis, Ryan Kennedy, Yathin Krishnappa, Luke Wroblewski, Marco Boerries, Joe Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8889890
    Abstract: A ketal ester of an oxocarboxylic acid and a process to make the same, where the ketal ester is of Structure (I): wherein a is 0 or an integer from 1 to 12; n is 0 or 1; R1 is a linear alkyl, aryl, arylalkylene, or branched alkyl group with 1-18 carbon atoms; R2 and R5 can be hydrogen, C1-6 straight chain or branched alkyl, phenyl, substituted phenyl, C1-6 alkyl substituted with up to four OH groups, C1-6 alkyl, or acetyl optionally substituted hydrocarbon radicals, or R2 and R4 together with the ?-carbon form a cycloaliphatic or heterocyclic ring with 3-6 carbon atoms and 0-3 heteroatoms, provided that only one of R2 and R5 is hydrogen; R3 is a linear alkyl or branched alkyl group with 1-18 carbon atoms; and R4 is hydrogen, or an alkyl, aryl, aralkyl or branched alkyl group with 1-10 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Segetis, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas A. Wicks, Sergey Selifonov, Marc Davis Scholten
  • Publication number: 20140280735
    Abstract: Systems and methods for pre-caching information on mobile computing devices are set forth in this disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Chris Kalaboukis, Marc Davis, Ron Martinez
  • Publication number: 20140257888
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is disclosed for real-time inventory tracking with a mobile device, including: receiving a communication for a stationary inventory item via a cellular or wireless network from a tracking server that is coupled with the cellular or wireless network; and tracking the stationary inventory item on a registered consumer mobile device in real-time via the cellular or wireless network, wherein tracking comprises: receiving an updated status regarding a quantity and a location related to the stationary inventory item; and displaying the updated status on a screen of the mobile device in real time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Jeonghee Yi, Marc Davis, Farzin Marghoul, Paul Yiu
  • Patent number: 8813107
    Abstract: A system and method for selecting and presenting media on a network to tune an environment to the tastes of the users within that environment, thus improving the experience of that location. A physical location of a media presentation device is received over a network. The physical location of a plurality of end users are identified via the network, wherein each of plurality of users associated are with a plurality of media files stored on the network. A least one of the end users that are within a defined proximity to the media presentation device are identified. At least one media file associated with the end users that are within a defined proximity to the media presentation device are identified and transmitted over the network to the media presentation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher W. Higgins, Christopher T. Paretti, Nicola Stefano Ghezzi, Michael Spiegelman, Ronald Martinez, Marc Davis, Chris Kalaboukis