Patents by Inventor Michael Gould

Michael Gould 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: 11899683
    Abstract: A digital asset management system (DAMS) provides an integrated user experience for the rapid and facile manipulation of a users digital assets in an online environment. Spanning the spectrum of digital assets, the DAMS system set forth herein enables users to tag, fitter, collect, and show such digital assets in a manner which requires preferably minimal user interaction in order to achieve digital asset management and exhibition. Sharing among friends and family becomes much easier and incoming digital assets may be automatically segregated according to user choices or history to enable easier management of such assets. Recognition of relationships, characteristics, features, and the like between different assets may occur automatically and develop an ongoing fashion to enable association of such similar assets into “collections” or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lucas McGregor, Mike Depaoli, Adrian Gould, Chad Hill, Michael Thomas Ritchie, Kyle Kincaid, Glenn Lingle, Joseph Provost, Maria Vazquez
  • Patent number: 11860413
    Abstract: Described herein are photonic communication platforms that can overcome the memory bottleneck problem, thereby enabling scaling of memory capacity and bandwidth well beyond what is possible with conventional computing systems. Some embodiments provide photonic communication platforms that involve use of photonic modules. Each photonic module includes programmable photonic circuits for placing the module in optical communication with other modules based on the needs of a particular application. The architecture developed by the inventors relies on the use of common photomask sets (or at least one common photomask) to fabricate multiple photonic modules in a single wafer. Photonic modules in multiple wafers can be linked together into a communication platform using optical or electronic means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Lightmatter, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas C. Harris, Carl Ramey, Michael Gould, Thomas Graham, Darius Bunandar, Ryan Braid, Mykhailo Tymchenko
  • Publication number: 20230408764
    Abstract: Described herein are photonic communication platforms that can overcome the memory bottleneck problem, thereby enabling scaling of memory capacity and bandwidth well beyond what is possible with conventional computing systems. Some embodiments provide photonic communication platforms that involve use of photonic modules. Each photonic module includes programmable photonic circuits for placing the module in optical communication with other modules based on the needs of a particular application. The architecture developed by the inventors relies on the use of common photomask sets (or at least one common photomask) to fabricate multiple photonic modules in a single wafer. Photonic modules in multiple wafers can be linked together into a communication platform using optical or electronic means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: Lightmatter, Inc.
    Inventors: NICHOLAS C. HARRIS, Carl Ramey, Michael Gould, Thomas Graham, Darius Bunandar, Ryan Braid, Mykhailo Tymchenko
  • Publication number: 20230410385
    Abstract: The systems described in this disclosure can be used in construction settings to facilitate the tasks being performed. The location of projectors and augmented reality headsets can be calculated and used to determine what images to display to a worker, based on a map of work to be performed, such as a construction plan. Workers can use spatially-aware tools to make different locations be plumb, level, or equidistant with other locations. Power to tools can be disabled if they are near protected objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Samuel A. Gould, Kellen Carey, Michael John Caelwaerts, Gareth J. Mueckl, Christopher S. Hoppe, Benjamin T. Jones
  • Publication number: 20230400632
    Abstract: Described herein are photonic communication platforms that can overcome the memory bottleneck problem, thereby enabling scaling of memory capacity and bandwidth well beyond what is possible with conventional computing systems. Some embodiments provide photonic communication platforms that involve use of photonic modules. Each photonic module includes programmable photonic circuits for placing the module in optical communication with other modules based on the needs of a particular application. The architecture developed by the inventors relies on the use of common photomask sets (or at least one common photomask) to fabricate multiple photonic modules in a single wafer. Photonic modules in multiple wafers can be linked together into a communication platform using optical or electronic means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2023
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Applicant: Lightmatter, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas C. Harris, Carl Ramey, Michael Gould, Thomas Graham, Darius Bunandar, Ryan Braid, Mykhailo Tymchenko
  • Publication number: 20230358957
    Abstract: Described herein are photonic communication platforms that can overcome the memory bottleneck problem, thereby enabling scaling of memory capacity and bandwidth well beyond what is possible with conventional computing systems. Some embodiments provide photonic communication platforms that involve use of photonic modules. Each photonic module includes programmable photonic circuits for placing the module in optical communication with other modules based on the needs of a particular application. The architecture developed by the inventors relies on the use of common photomask sets (or at least one common photomask) to fabricate multiple photonic modules in a single wafer. Photonic modules in multiple wafers can be linked together into a communication platform using optical or electronic means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Applicant: Lightmatter, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas C. Harris, Carl Ramey, Michael Gould, Thomas Graham, Darius Bunandar, Ryan Braid, Mykhailo Tymchenko
  • Publication number: 20230353252
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing signed matrix operations using a linear photonic processor are provided. The linear photonic processor is formed as an array of first amplitude modulators and second amplitude modulators, the first amplitude modulators configured to encode elements of a vector into first optical signals and the second amplitude modulators configured to encode a product between the vector elements and matrix elements into second optical signals. An apparatus may be used to implement a signed value of an output of the linear processor. The linear photonic processor may be configured to perform matrix-vector and/or matrix-matrix operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Applicant: Lightmatter, Inc.
    Inventors: Darius Bunandar, Nicholas C. Harris, Michael Gould, Carl Ramey, Tomo Lazovich
  • Patent number: 11790570
    Abstract: The systems described in this disclosure can be used in construction settings to facilitate the tasks being performed. The location of projectors and augmented reality headsets can be calculated and used to determine what images to display to a worker, based on a map of work to be performed, such as a construction plan. Workers can use spatially-aware tools to make different locations be plumb, level, or equidistant with other locations. Power to tools can be disabled if they are near protected objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel A. Gould, Kellen Carey, Michael John Caelwaerts, Gareth J. Mueckl, Christopher S. Hoppe, Benjamin T. Jones
  • Publication number: 20230321443
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of computing a probability distribution of the suitability of measurement electrode configurations for a neuromodulation device. The method comprises: computing the probability distribution of suitability of measurement electrode configurations from: a predetermined stimulus program vector of the neuromodulation device; and prior patient data. Also disclosed is an automated method of setting a measurement electrode configuration for a neuromodulation device configured to deliver a neural stimulus to a neural pathway of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Applicant: Saluda Medical Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Dean Michael Karantonis, Daniel John Parker, Ian Cameron Gould
  • Publication number: 20230314742
    Abstract: Photonic interposers that enable low-power, high-bandwidth inter-chip (e.g., board-level and/or rack-level) as well as intra-chip communication are described. Described herein are techniques, architectures and processes that improve upon the performance of conventional computers. Some embodiments provide photonic interposers that use photonic tiles, where each tile includes programmable photonic circuits that can be programmed based on the needs of a particular computer architecture. Some tiles are instantiations of a common template tile that are stitched together in a 1D or a 2D arrangement. Some embodiments described herein provide a programmable physical network designed to connect pairs of tiles together with photonic links.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Applicant: Lightmattter, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Dorta-Quinones, Mykhailo Tymchenko, Anthony Kopa, Michael Gould, Bradford Turcott, Robert Turner, Reza Baghdadi, Shashank Gupta, Ajay Joshi, Nicholas C. Harris, Darius Bunandar
  • Publication number: 20230308188
    Abstract: Photonic interposers that enable low-power, high-bandwidth inter-chip (e.g., board-level and/or rack-level) as well as intra-chip communication are described. Described herein are techniques, architectures and processes that improve upon the performance of conventional computers. Some embodiments provide photonic interposers that use photonic tiles, where each tile includes programmable photonic circuits that can be programmed based on the needs of a particular computer architecture. Some tiles are instantiations of a common template tile that are stitched together in a 1D or a 2D arrangement. Some embodiments described herein provide a programmable physical network designed to connect pairs of tiles together with photonic links.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: Lightmatter, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Dorta-Quinones, Ryan Braid, Anthony Kopa, Michael Gould, Nathaniel Bowman, Karl C. Buckenmaier, Joseph Stadolnik, III, Shashank Gupta, James Carr, Nicholas C. Harris, Darius Bunandar
  • Patent number: 11768662
    Abstract: Photonic processors are described. The photonic processors described herein are configured to perform matrix-matrix (e.g., matrix-vector) multiplication. Some embodiments relate to photonic processors arranged according to a dual-rail architecture, in which numeric values are encoded in the difference between a pair optical signals (e.g., in the difference between the powers of the optical signals). Relative to other architectures, these photonic processors exhibit increased immunity to noise. Some embodiments relate to photonic processors including modulatable detector-based multipliers. Modulatable detectors are detectors designed so that the photocurrent can be modulated according to an electrical control signal. Photonic processors designed using modulatable detector-based multipliers are significantly more compact than other types of photonic processors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Lightmatter, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas C. Harris, Darius Bunandar, Michael Gould, Carl Ramey, Shashank Gupta, Carlos Dorta-Quinones
  • Publication number: 20230289142
    Abstract: Photonic processors are described. The photonic processors described herein are configured to perform matrix-matrix (e.g., matrix-vector) multiplication. Some embodiments relate to photonic processors arranged according to a dual-rail architecture, in which numeric values are encoded in the difference between a pair optical signals (e.g., in the difference between the powers of the optical signals). Relative to other architectures, these photonic processors exhibit increased immunity to noise. Some embodiments relate to photonic processors including modulatable detector-based multipliers. Modulatable detectors are detectors designed so that the photocurrent can be modulated according to an electrical control signal. Photonic processors designed using modulatable detector-based multipliers are significantly more compact than other types of photonic processors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2023
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Applicant: Lightmatter, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas C. Harris, Darius Bunandar, Michael Gould, Carl Ramey, Shashank Gupta, Carlos Dorta-Quinones
  • Patent number: 11754783
    Abstract: Described herein are photonic communication platforms that can overcome the memory bottleneck problem, thereby enabling scaling of memory capacity and bandwidth well beyond what is possible with conventional computing systems. Some embodiments provide photonic communication platforms that involve use of photonic modules. Each photonic module includes programmable photonic circuits for placing the module in optical communication with other modules based on the needs of a particular application. The architecture developed by the inventors relies on the use of common photomask sets (or at least one common photomask) to fabricate multiple photonic modules in a single wafer. Photonic modules in multiple wafers can be linked together into a communication platform using optical or electronic means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Lightmatter, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas C. Harris, Carl Ramey, Michael Gould, Thomas Graham, Darius Bunandar, Ryan Braid, Mykhailo Tymchenko
  • Publication number: 20230251087
    Abstract: An extendible or adjustable length level is provided. The level includes a locking mechanism allowing the user to fix the level at a selected or desired level. The locking system allows the user to lock the level at the desired length and provides more effective and robust locking than conventional expanding levels. In some embodiments, the locking mechanism is designed such that translational movement of the user-actuated control (as opposed to rotational motion) is used to move the locking mechanism into the locked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2023
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Inventors: Andrew Kenneth Dorscheid, Michael John Caelwaerts, Samuel A. Gould
  • Patent number: 11709520
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing matrix operations using a path-number balanced optical network are provided. The optical network is formed as an array including active optical components and passive optical components arranged at a substantially central location of the array. The optical network includes at least NM active optical components which are used to implement a first matrix of any size N×M by embedding the first matrix in a second matrix of a larger size. The optical network performs matrix-vector and matrix-matrix operations by propagating one or more pluralities of optical signals corresponding to an input vector through the optical network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Lightmatter, Inc.
    Inventors: Darius Bunandar, Martin B. Z. Forsythe, Michael Gould, Tomo Lazovich
  • Publication number: 20230219028
    Abstract: A power tool having a power tool housing, a motor, a tool moved relative to the housing by the motor, a fan rotated by the motor such that a fluid flow with debris generated by tool is moved into the fluid inlet by the fan and through the discharge outlet, and a filter that is removably attached to the power tool housing. The power tool housing includes a fluid inlet and a discharge outlet. The filter includes a filter media for separating the debris from the flow of fluid. The filter media defines a collection container for storing the debris. The filter also includes an opening through which the flow of fluid with the debris enters the collection container, and a valve that is moveable between a closed position, in which the opening is closed, and an open position, in which the opening is open. The valve includes a duckbill check valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2023
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Inventors: Paul Fry, Thomas G. Simeone, Robert Patrick Warren, Roderick Burgess, Joseph M. Lehman, Garry Fee, Michael Bloom, William Jacob Kozlowski, Jr., Steven Marcus, Scott T. Moeller, John S. Scott, Samuel A. Gould, Bennett W. Westling, Christopher S. Hoppe, Benjamin T. Jones, Michael A. Verhagen, Kyle Reeder, Jonathan Lowry
  • Patent number: 11700078
    Abstract: Systems and methods for increasing throughput of a photonic processor by using photonic degrees of freedom (DOF) are provided. The photonic processor includes a multiplexer configured to multiplex, using at least one photonic DOF, multiple encoded optical signals into a multiplexed optical signal. The photonic processor also includes a detector coupled to an output of an optical path including the multiplexer, the detector being configured to generate a first current based on the multiplexed optical signal or a demultiplexed portion of the multiplexed optical signal. The photonic processor further includes a modulator coupled to and output of the detector, the modulator being configured to generate a second current by modulating the first current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Lightmatter, Inc.
    Inventors: Darius Bunandar, Michael Gould, Nicholas C. Harris, Carl Ramey
  • Patent number: 11695378
    Abstract: Low-noise optical differential receivers are described. Such differential receivers may include a differential amplifier having first and second inputs and first and second outputs, and four photodetectors. A first and a second of such photodetectors are coupled to the first input of the differential amplifier, and a third and a fourth of such photodetectors are coupled to the second input of the differential amplifier. The anode of the first photodetector and the cathode of the second photodetector are coupled to the first input of the differential amplifier. The cathode of the third photodetector and the anode of the fourth photodetector are coupled to the second input of the differential amplifier. The optical receiver may involve two stages of signal subtraction, which may significantly increase noise immunity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Lightmatter, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas C. Harris, Michael Gould, Omer Ozgur Yildirim
  • Patent number: 11671182
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing signed matrix operations using a linear photonic processor are provided. The linear photonic processor is formed as an array of first amplitude modulators and second amplitude modulators, the first amplitude modulators configured to encode elements of a vector into first optical signals and the second amplitude modulators configured to encode a product between the vector elements and matrix elements into second optical signals. An apparatus may be used to implement a signed value of an output of the linear processor. The linear photonic processor may be configured to perform matrix-vector and/or matrix-matrix operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Lightmatter, Inc.
    Inventors: Darius Bunandar, Nicholas C. Harris, Michael Gould, Carl Ramey, Tomo Lazovich