Patents by Inventor Michael C. Park

Michael C. Park 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: 20210286411
    Abstract: The description relates to orientation specific control of computing devices. One example can include an orientation specific actuator for controlling functionality of a computing device. The example can include providing a first functionality related to a first orientation of the computing device in response to engagement of the orientation specific actuator. The example can also include providing a second functionality in response to engagement of the orientation specific actuator in a second orientation of the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel C. PARK, Karsten AAGAARD, Nishant SRINIVASAN, Benoit Guillaume Henri ROUGER, Michael SCHWEERS
  • Publication number: 20210093875
    Abstract: The present invention comprises implantable neuromodulation systems and methods comprising a protective pouch that at least partially encases an implantable pulse generator prior to implanting in a patient and is adapted to be secured within the surgical site. The pouch may be secured to a pedicle screw and/or a fixation rod, or to a vertebral body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Gregory F. Molnar, Nazmi Peyman, Justin D. Zenanko, Beth A. Lindborg, Kathleen W. Hill, Kyle R. Grube, Michael C. Park, Matthew A. Hunt
  • Publication number: 20210093855
    Abstract: The present invention provides various embodiments of neuromodulation systems, and improvements thereof, capable of being implanted at a spinal treatment site and capable of being implanted at the same time and/or in combination with a spinal procedure being performed at the spinal treatment site. The present invention further includes improvements in the number and types of neuromodulation therapies that can be implanted at the spinal treatment site and improvements to the neuromodulation systems used for delivering such neuromodulation therapies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Gregory F. Molnar, Nazmi Peyman, Beth A. Lindborg, Kathleen W. Hill, Kyle R. Grube, Michael C. Park, Matthew A. Hunt, Justin D. Zenanko, Susan Alpert
  • Publication number: 20210069501
    Abstract: The present invention provides various embodiments of neuromodulation systems, and improvements thereof, capable of being implanted at a spinal treatment site and capable of being implanted at the same time and/or in combination with a spinal procedure being performed at the spinal treatment site. The present invention further includes improvements in the number and types of neuromodulation therapies that can be implanted at the spinal treatment site and improvements to the neuromodulation systems used for delivering such neuromodulation therapies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Gregory F. Molnar, Nazmi Peyman, Beth A. Lindborg, Kathleen W. Hill, Kyle R. Grube, Michael C. Park, Matthew A. Hunt, Justin D. Zenanko, Susan Alpert
  • Publication number: 20210069500
    Abstract: The present invention provides various embodiments of neuromodulation systems, and improvements thereof, capable of being implanted at a spinal treatment site and capable of being implanted at the same time and/or in combination with a spinal procedure being performed at the spinal treatment site. The present invention further includes improvements in the number and types of neuromodulation therapies that can be implanted at the spinal treatment site and improvements to the neuromodulation systems used for delivering such neuromodulation therapies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Gregory F. Molnar, Nazmi Peyman, Beth A. Lindborg, Kathleen W. Hill, Kyle R. Grube, Michael C. Park, Matthew A. Hunt, Justin D. Zenanko, Susan Alpert
  • Publication number: 20200398047
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a minimally invasive electrode and delivery device, along with various related components, devices, methods, and technologies. The delivery device comprises a proximal elongate shaft, a paddle coupled to a distal end of the proximal shaft, and an irrigation/suction sleeve disposable over the paddle. Disclosed also is a fan-like cortical electrode device comprising at least two electrode segments, wherein each of the at least two electrode segments comprises a thin film pad, a plurality of electrode contacts disposed on the thin film pad, and a proximal connector attached to a proximal end of the thin film pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Michael C. Park, Mark A. Christianson, Timothy J. Kesti
  • Patent number: 10819954
    Abstract: A panoramic imaging system includes a plurality of separated video cameras that may be distributed around an object. A series of images captured by at least one of the separated video cameras is stored in a predetermined file format. The panoramic system further includes a viewer module that may render the series of images using the first file format. Moreover, the panoramic system includes a calibration module capable of modifying information associated with at least one of the series of images, where the modification results in calibration data stored in a configuration file and/or in the predetermined file format. The viewer module may also be capable of rendering the series of images in accordance with the predetermined file format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Immersive Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Park, Patrick W. White, Steven C. Sandven
  • Publication number: 20200222692
    Abstract: The present invention provides various embodiments of neuromodulation systems, and improvements thereof, capable of being implanted at a spinal treatment site and capable of being implanted at the same time and/or in combination with a spinal procedure being performed at the spinal treatment site. The present invention further includes improvements in the number and types of neuromodulation therapies that can be implanted at the spinal treatment site and improvements to the neuromodulation systems used for delivering such neuromodulation therapies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory F. Molnar, Nazmi Peyman, Beth A. Lindborg, Kathleen W. Hill, Kyle R. Grube, Michael C. Park, Matthew A. Hunt, Justin D. Zenanko, Susan Alpert
  • Publication number: 20200129775
    Abstract: The present invention comprises implantable neuromodulation systems and methods comprising a protective pouch that at least partially encases an implantable pulse generator prior to implanting in a patient and is adapted to be secured within the surgical site. A lead placement tool configured to receive an electrical lead(s) along at least part of the length of the tool within an open channel or groove to assist in placing electrical leads at the desired target. The lead placement tool may have at least one, or two, angles that provide a bend or angle between first and/or second end regions relative to a straight central region and an open channel along at least one of these regions. A harness for receiving and protecting at least a portion of the length of electrical leads in operative communication with an implantable pulse generator is provided. The harness is adapted to be secured within the surgical site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory F. Molnar, Nazmi Peyman, Kari W. Wright, Justin D. Zenanko, Beth A. Lindborg, Kathleen W. Hill, Kyle R. Grube, Michael C. Park, Matthew A. Hunt
  • Publication number: 20190327447
    Abstract: A panoramic imaging system includes a plurality of separated video cameras that may be distributed around an object. A series of images captured by at least one of the separated video cameras is stored in a predetermined file format. The panoramic system further includes a viewer module that may render the series of images using the first file format. Moreover, the panoramic system includes a calibration module capable of modifying information associated with at least one of the series of images, where the modification results in calibration data stored in a configuration file and/or in the predetermined file format. The viewer module may also be capable of rendering the series of images in accordance with the predetermined file format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Michael C. PARK, Patrick W. White, Steven C. Sandven
  • Patent number: 10375355
    Abstract: A panoramic imaging system includes a plurality of separated video cameras that may be distributed around an object. A series of images captured by at least one of the separated video cameras is stored in a predetermined file format. The panoramic system further includes a viewer module that may render the series of images using the first file format. Moreover, the panoramic system includes a calibration module capable of modifying information associated with at least one of the series of images, where the modification results in calibration data stored in a configuration file and/or in the predetermined file format. The viewer module may also be capable of rendering the series of images in accordance with the predetermined file format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Immersive Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Park, Patrick W. White, Steven C. Sandven
  • Publication number: 20120075414
    Abstract: A panoramic imaging system includes a plurality of separated video cameras that may be distributed around an object. A series of images captured by at least one of the separated video cameras is stored in a predetermined file format. The panoramic system further includes a viewer module that may render the series of images using the first file format. Moreover, the panoramic system includes a calibration module capable of modifying information associated with at least one of the series of images, where the modification results in calibration data stored in a configuration file and/or in the predetermined file format. The viewer module may also be capable of rendering the series of images in accordance with the predetermined file format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Michael C. Park, Patrick W. White, Steven C. Sandven
  • Patent number: 8094182
    Abstract: A panoramic imaging system includes a plurality of separated video cameras that may be distributed around an object. A series of images captured by at least one of the separated video cameras is stored in a predetermined file format. The panoramic system further includes a viewer module that may render the series of images using the first file format. Moreover, the panoramic system includes a calibration module capable of modifying information associated with at least one of the series of images, where the modification results in calibration data stored in a configuration file and/or in the predetermined file format. The viewer module may also be capable of rendering the series of images in accordance with the predetermined file format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: iMove, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Park, Patrick W. White, Steven C. Sandven
  • Patent number: 7620909
    Abstract: An interactive computer program for seaming a number of images into a panorama. Various parameters which affect how the images are seamed can be changed interactively. Parameters such as position, orientation, focal length, which image will be visible where images overlap, and the opacity curve can be changed. The result of any change is immediately visible. A user can move the control points, thereby “morphing” or distorting the contribution to the panorama of an image. Each pixel is assigned an “alpha” value which indicates the opacity value of that pixel in an area where images overlap. Alpha values can be changed according to a pre-established curve. The original images are not changed. Instead, only the transform between the original images and the final panorama is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: iMove Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Park, Scott Gilbert
  • Publication number: 20080117288
    Abstract: A panoramic imaging system includes a plurality of separated video cameras that may be distributed around an object. A series of images captured by at least one of the separated video cameras is stored in a first file format. The panoramic system further includes a viewer module that may render the series of images using the first file format. Moreover, the panoramic system includes a calibration module capable of modifying information associated with at least one of the series of images, where the modification results in the series of images being stored in a second file format. The viewer module may also be capable of rendering the series of images using the second file format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: IMOVE, INC.
    Inventor: Michael C. Park
  • Publication number: 20080117287
    Abstract: A panoramic imaging system includes a plurality of separated video cameras that may be distributed around an object. A series of images captured by at least one of the separated video cameras is stored in a predetermined file format. The panoramic system further includes a viewer module that may render the series of images using the first file format. Moreover, the panoramic system includes a calibration module capable of modifying information associated with at least one of the series of images, where the modification results in calibration data stored in a configuration file and/or in the predetermined file format. The viewer module may also be capable of rendering the series of images in accordance with the predetermined file format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventors: Michael C. Park, Patrick W. White, Steven C. Sandven
  • Patent number: 7050085
    Abstract: A system and method for determining the adjustments that must be made to the individual images recorded by a multi-lens camera so that the images will fit together into a panorama. The camera is placed in the center of a structure, the edges of which have at least one row on indicia. Each camera records an image which includes the indicia along each edge that will be seamed with an edge of another image in order to form a panorama. Each edge of the structure which is along a seam that will be seamed with an edge of another image is recorded by two lenses on the camera. The amount of adjustment required to make the indicia in the two images fit together is then determined. The values of these adjustments are recorded along with an identification of the camera which recorded the images. Subsequent sets of images recorded by this same camera can then be seamed using the same adjustments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: iMove, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Park, Scott Wilson
  • Publication number: 20040257384
    Abstract: An interactive computer program for seaming a number of images into a panorama. Various parameters which affect how the images are seamed can be changed interactively. Parameters such as position, orientation, focal length, which image will be visible where images overlap, and the opacity curve can be changed. The result of any change is immediately visible. A user can move the control points, thereby “morphing” or distorting the contribution to the panorama of an image. Each pixel is assigned an “alpha” value which indicates the opacity value of that pixel in an area where images overlap. Alpha values can be changed according to a pre-established curve. The original images are not changed. Instead, only the transform between the original images and the final panorama is changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventors: Michael C. Park, Scott Gilbert
  • Patent number: 6738073
    Abstract: An improved surveillance system which includes a multi-lens camera system and a viewer. The camera system includes a plurality of single lens cameras each of which have a relatively wide angle lens. These single lens cameras simultaneously capture images that can be seamed into a panorama. The camera system also includes a high resolution camera (i.e. a camera with a telephoto lens) that can be pointed in a selected direction that is within the field of view of the other cameras. The system displays a view window into the panorama that is created from images captured by the wide angle lenses. The image from the high resolution camera is either superimposed on top of the panoramic image or it is displayed on a separate monitor. If it is displayed in the panorama, the higher solution image is positioned at the point in the panorama which is displaying the same area in space at a lower resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: iMove, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Park, G. David Ripley
  • Patent number: 6731305
    Abstract: A camera which has a plurality of subsystems which simultaneously capture a plurality of single view images which together form a panorama. An identification of the particular camera that produced a set of images is recorded in a file along with the images produced by the camera. The characteristics of each particular camera are also recorded either in the camera or in a separate file. The program used to seam a set of single view image then has available information concerning the camera that produced the images and the parameters of that particular camera. Using the available information the seaming program can compensate for the characteristics of the particular image capture device that produced a particular set of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: iMove, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Park, David Kaiman