Patents by Inventor Marc Langlois

Marc Langlois 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).

  • Patent number: 10497984
    Abstract: Elements of an electrochemical cell using an end to end process. The method includes depositing a planarization layer, which manufactures embedded conductors of said cell, allowing a deposited termination of optimized electrical performance and energy density. The present invention covers the technique of embedding the conductors and active layers in a planarized matrix of PML or other material, cutting them into discrete batteries, etching the planarization material to expose the current collectors and terminating them in a post vacuum deposition step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Sakti3, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Langlois, Ann Marie Sastry, Myoungdo Chung, HyonCheol Kim, Stephen Buckingham
  • Patent number: 10491694
    Abstract: Method, system, and programs for measuring user engagement. In one example, a model generated based on user activities with respect to a plurality pieces of content is obtained. One or more actual occurrences of the user activities with respect to one piece of the plurality pieces of content are identified. One or more future occurrences of the user activities with respect to the piece of content are estimated based on the model. A user engagement score with respect to the piece of content is calculated based on the one or more actual occurrences of the user activities and the one or more future occurrences of the user activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Liu, Scott Gaffney, Jean-Marc Langlois
  • Patent number: 10366119
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for selecting content items for presentation to a user device of a user. One method includes an operation for measuring dwelltimes for a plurality of content items, where the dwelltime for a content item is based on the amount of time that the content item is displayed to a viewer. Further, the method includes an operation for training a classifier of content items based on the measured dwelltimes and based on features associated with the first set of content items, where the training includes calculating a relative importance of respective features for increasing measured dwelltimes. Additionally, the method includes an operation for sending additional content items to be presented on the user device based on the one or more ranking parameters, where the additional content items are associated with one or more ranking parameters that are expected to increase dwelltimes for the user of the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Xing Yi, Scott Gaffney, Jean-Marc Langlois
  • Publication number: 20190088924
    Abstract: A high speed deposition apparatus for the manufacture of solid state batteries. The apparatus can be used for the manufacture of solid state multilayer stacked battery devices via a vacuum deposition process. In various embodiments, the manufacturing apparatus can include a containment vessel, a reactor region, a process region, a work piece, one or more vacuum chambers, and an energy source. A complete stack of battery layers can be manufactured in a single vacuum cycle, having background gas, pressure, and deposition rate optimized and controlled for the deposition of each layer. The work piece can include a drum and a substrate, which can be a commercial polymer or metallic web, that are temperature controlled. Masks can be used to delineate or shape layers within the multi-layer stacked electrochemical device manufactured by embodiments of the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Chia-Wei WANG, Yen-Hung CHEN, HyonCheol KIM, Marc LANGLOIS, Myoungdo CHUNG, Ann Marie SASTRY, Xiangchun ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20190088978
    Abstract: A method for the continuous or semi-batch manufacture of a solid-state battery device using a high speed process. The method can include forming multiple repeating stacks of thin film layers overlying a substrate in order to form multiple solid state batteries connected in series or parallel, wherein forming the multiple repeating stacks of thin film layers includes forming a polymer interlayer. The method can also include stacking multiple stacks of thin film layers of multi-layer battery cells connected in parallel or in series.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Applicant: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Marc LANGLOIS, Chia-Wei WANG, Ann Marie SASTRY, HyonCheol KIM, Myoungdo CHUNG, Xiangchun ZHANG, Yen-Hung CHEN
  • Patent number: 10134053
    Abstract: A method for adjusting pricing for advertisements of non-guaranteed delivery (“NDG”) advertising auctions includes retrieving dwell time information for users that engage advertisements streamed to the users in a display content stream. The method aggregates the advertisements into different groups according to display context (such as advertisement category, viewing device, product in which the advertisement is streamed, etc.) and computes short-click ratios of advertisements in each group based on a short-click threshold assigned to the group and the user dwell time information for the group. The method further determines average dwell time by users on advertisements in respective groups. The method adjusts pricing of the advertisements of a group for NGD bidding based on the short-click ratio and average dwell time of the group, to favor groups having higher dwell times and lower short-click ratios. Prices may be dynamically adjusted across different contexts based on user engagement information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Prabhakar Krishnamurthy, Xing Yi, Yan Jiao, Jean-Marc Langlois
  • Patent number: 10102307
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present teachings disclose method, system, and programs for a multi-phase ranking system for implementation with a personalized content system. The disclosed method, system, and programs utilize a weighted AND system to compute a dot product of the user profile and a content profile in a first phase, a content quality indicator in the second phase and a rules filter in a third phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Yiping Han, Bruno M. Fernandez-Ruiz, Jean-Marc Langlois, Jin Lim, Scott Gaffney
  • Publication number: 20180248163
    Abstract: A thin film solid state battery configured with barrier regions formed on a flexible substrate member and method. The method includes forming a bottom thin film barrier material overlying and directly contacting a surface region of a substrate. A first current collector region can be formed overlying the bottom barrier material and forming a first cathode material overlying the first current collector region. A first electrolyte can be formed overlying the first cathode material, and a second current collector region can be formed overlying the first anode material. The method also includes forming an intermediary thin film barrier material overlying the second current collector region and forming a top thin film barrier material overlying the second electrochemical cell. The solid state battery can comprise the elements described in the method of fabrication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Sakti3, Inc.
    Inventors: Hyoncheol KIM, Marc LANGLOIS, Myoungdo CHUNG, Ann Marie SASTRY, Yen-Hung CHEN, Stephen BUCKINGHAM
  • Publication number: 20170356078
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a solid-state battery device. The method can include providing a substrate within a process region of an apparatus. A cathode source and an anode source can be subjected to one or more energy sources to transfer thermal energy into a portion of the source materials to evaporate into a vapor phase. An ionic species from an ion source can be introduced and a thickness of solid-state battery materials can be formed overlying the surface region by interacting the gaseous species derived from the plurality of electrons and the ionic species. During formation of the thickness of the solid-state battery materials, the surface region can be maintained in a vacuum environment from about 10?6 to 10?4 Torr. Active materials comprising cathode, electrolyte, and anode with non-reactive species can be deposited for the formation of modified modulus layers, such a void or voided porous like materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Sakti3, Inc.
    Inventors: Myoungdo CHUNG, HyonCheol KIM, Ann Marie SASTRY, Marc LANGLOIS
  • Publication number: 20170352922
    Abstract: Elements of an electrochemical cell using an end to end process. The method includes depositing a planarization layer, which manufactures embedded conductors of said cell, allowing a deposited termination of optimized electrical performance and energy density. The present invention covers the technique of embedding the conductors and active layers in a planarized matrix of PML or other material, cutting them into discrete batteries, etching the planarization material to expose the current collectors and terminating them in a post vacuum deposition step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: Sakti3, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc LANGLOIS, Ann Marie SASTRY, Myoungdo CHUNG, HyonCheol KIM, Stephen BUCKINGHAM
  • Publication number: 20170308537
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for selecting content items for presentation to a user device of a user. One method includes an operation for measuring dwelltimes for a plurality of content items, where the dwelltime for a content item is based on the amount of time that the content item is displayed to a viewer. Further, the method includes an operation for training a classifier of content items based on the measured dwelltimes and based on features associated with the first set of content items, where the training includes calculating a relative importance of respective features for increasing measured dwelltimes. Additionally, the method includes an operation for sending additional content items to be presented on the user device based on the one or more ranking parameters, where the additional content items are associated with one or more ranking parameters that are expected to increase dwelltimes for the user of the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Xing Yi, Scott Gaffney, Jean-Marc Langlois
  • Publication number: 20170300530
    Abstract: The present teaching relates to rewriting a query and providing search results. In one example, a plurality of queries is obtained. For each of the plurality of queries, one or more search results are identified. The one or more search results have been obtained in response to the query and have been previously selected by a user submitting the query. A plurality of titles is obtained. Each of the titles corresponds to one of the one or more search results with respect to one of the plurality of queries. A model is generated based on the plurality of queries and the plurality of titles. The model is to be used for rewriting a query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Jiliang Tang, Dawei Yin, Hongbo Deng, Tim Daly, Chao Tan, Jean-Marc Langlois, Yi Chang
  • Patent number: 9703783
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for selecting news articles for presentation to a user. One method includes an operation for measuring dwelltimes for a first set of news items, where the dwelltime for a news item is based on the amount of time that the news item is displayed to a viewer. Further, the method includes an operation for training a classifier of news items based on the measured dwelltimes and based on features associated with the first set of news items. Additionally, the method includes an operation for ranking with the classifier a second set of news items for presentation to the user, the ranking also using the profile of the user for delivery of customized news to the user. The ranked second set of news item is then presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Xing Yi, Scott Gaffney, Jean-Marc Langlois
  • Patent number: 9631269
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a solid-state battery device. The method can include providing a substrate within a process region of an apparatus. A cathode source and an anode source can be subjected to one or more energy sources to transfer thermal energy into a portion of the source materials to evaporate into a vapor phase. An ionic species from an ion source can be introduced and a thickness of solid-state battery materials can be formed overlying the surface region by interacting the gaseous species derived from the plurality of electrons and the ionic species. During formation of the thickness of the solid-state battery materials, the surface region can be maintained in a vacuum environment from about 10?6 to 10?4 Torr. Active materials comprising cathode, electrolyte, and anode with non-reactive species can be deposited for the formation of modified modulus layers, such a void or voided porous like materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Sakti3, Inc.
    Inventors: Myoungdo Chung, Hyoncheol Kim, Ann Marie Sastry, Marc Langlois
  • Patent number: 9627717
    Abstract: Elements of an electrochemical cell using an end to end process. The method includes depositing a planarization layer, which manufactures embedded conductors of said cell, allowing a deposited termination of optimized electrical performance and energy density. The present invention covers the technique of embedding the conductors and active layers in a planarized matrix of PML or other material, cutting them into discrete batteries, etching the planarization material to expose the current collectors and terminating them in a post vacuum deposition step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Sakti3, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Langlois, Ann Marie Sastry, Myoungdo Chung, Hyon Cheol Kim, Stephen Buckingham
  • Publication number: 20170024761
    Abstract: A server system of an online information system displays advertising items and content items retrieved from storage devices as a stream viewable by a user on a user device. The advertisement items and the content items are ordered in the stream by a ranking score computed for each of the advertisement items and each of the content items. A quality scoring system determines an affinity score between a user and a present content item based on features of the present content item matching user profile parameters associated with the user and identifies post-interaction satisfaction with a prior content item. The quality scoring system determines a quality score based on the affinity score and the post-interaction satisfaction. The quality score is used for ordering items in the stream. The server system transmits a web page including the stream to a user device over a network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: Excalibur IP, LLC
    Inventors: Bruno Fernandez Ruiz, Prabhakar Krishnamurthy, Jean-Marc Langlois, Abhay Gupta, Aharon Lavi
  • Publication number: 20160335263
    Abstract: The present teaching relates to ranking search content. In one example, a plurality of documents is received to be ranked with respect to a query. Features are extracted from the query and the plurality of documents. The plurality of documents is ranked based on a ranking model and the extracted features. The ranking model is derived to remove one or more documents from the plurality of documents that are less relevant to the query and order remaining documents based on their relevance to the query. The ordered remaining documents are provided as a search result with respect to the query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Dawei Yin, Pengyuan Wang, Hua Ouyang, Yi Chang, Jean-Marc Langlois
  • Patent number: 9460451
    Abstract: A server system of an online information system displays advertising items and content items retrieved from storage devices as a stream viewable by a user on a user device. The advertisement items and the content items are ordered in the stream by a ranking score computed for each of the advertisement items and each of the content items. A quality scoring system determines an affinity score between a user and a present content item based on features of the present content item matching user profile parameters associated with the user and identifies post-interaction satisfaction with a prior content item. The quality scoring system determines a quality score based on the affinity score and the post-interaction satisfaction. The quality score is used for ordering items in the stream. The server system transmits a web page including the stream to a user device over a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Bruno Fernandez Ruiz, Prabhakar Krishnamurthy, Jean-Marc Langlois, Abhay Gupta, Aharon Lavi
  • Patent number: 9461496
    Abstract: A method and system for recharging a solid state battery device. The method can include providing the solid state battery in a fully or partially discharged state. The solid state battery can be coupled to a pair of electrodes. An energy source coupled to the electrodes can be used to supply energy to the solid state battery. This supply of energy can use a first constant current recharge process followed by a constant voltage recharge process. This supply of energy can cause an increase of an energy level of the solid state battery to the maximum energy level within a predetermined amount of time. The predetermined amount of time can be determined as being less than a time period associated with recharging the solid state battery using solely a constant current recharge process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Sakti3, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiangchun Zhang, Steve Buckingham, Yen-Hung Chen, Myoungdo Chung, Marc Langlois, HyonCheol Kim, Ann Marie Sastry, Chia-Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 9424319
    Abstract: A method for selecting a social media network user. The method comprises obtaining one or more parameters indicative of quality of social media network content from the social media network user, ranking the social media network user based on the one or more parameters, and determining whether the social media network user is selected based on the ranking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Xin Fan, Todd Beaupre, Jean-Marc Langlois