Patents by Inventor Michael Kaye

Michael Kaye 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: 20190231525
    Abstract: A tool (410) for use with an implant (20) includes a housing (426) and a controller (440). The housing includes a tubular wall (428) that circumscribes a longitudinal axis; is dimensioned to house at least part of the implant; and defines a track (430) that follows a generally-helical path around the longitudinal axis. The controller includes a rod (442) that extends from a proximal part of the tool to the housing; and an actuator (444). The actuator is fixedly coupled to the rod, includes an engaging element (446) that engages the track, and is rotatable with respect to the housing. The controller and the housing mechanically cooperate such that rotation of the actuator with respect to the housing slides the housing longitudinally with respect to the actuator. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: MITRALTECH LTD.
    Inventors: Ilia HARITON, Boaz HARARI, Michael ALBITOV, Paul KAYE
  • Patent number: 10366090
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes accessing, from a data store of the communication network, user information associated with a first user of the communication network, identifying one or more entities associated with the communication network that are relevant to the first user based on the user information, and retrieving, for each identified entity, one or more content frames associated with the entity. The method includes ranking the one or more content frames based on the user information. The method also includes sending, to a client device of the first user, one or more of the content frames for display to the first user in ranked order, wherein each content frame is selectable by the first user to display the selected content frame in association with a particular content item for a specified period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Aigerim Shorman, Ben Chen, Jeremy Samuel Friedland, Alan Thomas Clark, Ryan Michael Houx, Xiao Yang Xie, Xiaoyi Zhang, Rahul Rajagopalan, Adam Ankenmann, Mitchell Sadao Fukumoto, Noah Bradley Blecher, Adam Shih, Jing Chen, David Martin Kaye, Crystal Rhan-Tsor Chen
  • Patent number: 9787848
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for accurately determining whether a mobile electronic device associated with a user is at a meeting location comprise: initiating a scan for a first beacon signal emanating from a first beacon located at the meeting location; detecting the first beacon signal; confirming that the mobile electronic device is within a predetermined proximity of the first beacon based on the first beacon signal; and responsive to confirming that the mobile electronic device is within a predetermined proximity of the first beacon activating a trigger system enabling further resolution of the proximity of the mobile electronic device to the meeting location, wherein the trigger system is located at an entry to the meeting location, and activating a confirmation system to confirm that the mobile electronic device is at the meeting location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Plantronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kaye, Brent Thorington
  • Patent number: 9787847
    Abstract: Methods for operating a meeting coordinator to initiate a teleconference meeting using an automated teleconferencing system, having corresponding meeting coordinators and computer-readable media, comprise: generating a roster of meeting participants comprising meeting invitees; accessing calendaring information concerning the teleconference meeting, the calendaring information including a time of the meeting; a meeting location; identities of the meeting invitees; and contact information for the meeting invitees; and transmitting at least some of the calendaring information to the teleconferencing system to enable the system to connect remotely-located meeting invitees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Plantronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kaye, Beau Wilder, Brent Thorington
  • Patent number: 9553994
    Abstract: Methods for operating a meeting coordinator to detect which participant is speaking during a teleconference meeting using a teleconferencing system, having corresponding mobile electronic devices and computer-readable media, comprise: accessing calendaring information concerning the teleconference meeting, the calendaring information including a time of the teleconference meeting, a meeting location, identities of meeting invitees, and contact information for the meeting invitees; automatically setting up the teleconference meeting using the calendaring information to enable the teleconferencing system to connect remotely-located meeting invitees; generating a roster of meeting participants comprising at least some of the meeting invitees; tracking a participation status for the meeting participants; and accessing prerecorded unique digital voice signatures for the meeting invitees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Plantronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kaye, Beau Wilder
  • Publication number: 20160112575
    Abstract: Methods for operating a meeting coordinator to detect which participant is speaking during a teleconference meeting using a teleconferencing system, having corresponding mobile electronic devices and computer-readable media, comprise: accessing calendaring information concerning the teleconference meeting, the calendaring information including a time of the teleconference meeting, a meeting location, identities of meeting invitees, and contact information for the meeting invitees; automatically setting up the teleconference meeting using the calendaring information to enable the teleconferencing system to connect remotely-located meeting invitees; generating a roster of meeting participants comprising at least some of the meeting invitees; tracking a participation status for the meeting participants; and accessing prerecorded unique digital voice signatures for the meeting invitees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Applicant: Plantronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kaye, Beau Wilder
  • Patent number: 9264550
    Abstract: Methods for operating a meeting coordinator to detect which participant is speaking during a teleconference meeting using a teleconferencing system, having corresponding mobile electronic devices and computer-readable media, comprise: accessing calendaring information concerning the teleconference meeting, the calendaring information including a time of the teleconference meeting, a meeting location, identities of meeting invitees, and contact information for the meeting invitees; automatically setting up the teleconference meeting using the calendaring information to enable the teleconferencing system to connect remotely-located meeting invitees; generating a roster of meeting participants comprising at least some of the meeting invitees; tracking a participation status for the meeting participants; and accessing prerecorded unique digital voice signatures for the meeting invitees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Plantronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kaye, Beau Wilder
  • Publication number: 20150111552
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for accurately determining whether a mobile electronic device associated with a user is at a meeting location comprise: initiating a scan for a first beacon signal emanating from a first beacon located at the meeting location; detecting the first beacon signal; confirming that the mobile electronic device is within a predetermined proximity of the first beacon based on the first beacon signal; and responsive to confirming that the mobile electronic device is within a predetermined proximity of the first beacon activating a trigger system enabling further resolution of the proximity of the mobile electronic device to the meeting location, wherein the trigger system is located at an entry to the meeting location, and activating a confirmation system to confirm that the mobile electronic device is at the meeting location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: PLANTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Kaye, Brent Thorington
  • Publication number: 20150111550
    Abstract: Mobile electronic devices having corresponding methods and computer-readable media comprise: a receiver configured to receive beacon signals associated with meeting locations; a memory configured to store calendaring information associated with a teleconference meeting at one of the meeting locations; and a processor configured to responsive to a triggering event, discern the beacon signal associated with the one of the meeting locations; process the beacon signal associated with the one of the meeting locations to determine whether the mobile electronic device is located at the one of the meeting locations; and generate a message announcing that the mobile electronic device is located at the one of the meeting locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: PLANTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Kaye, Beau Wilder, Brent Thorington
  • Publication number: 20150111551
    Abstract: Methods for operating a meeting coordinator to detect which participant is speaking during a teleconference meeting using a teleconferencing system, having corresponding mobile electronic devices and computer-readable media, comprise: accessing calendaring information concerning the teleconference meeting, the calendaring information including a time of the teleconference meeting, a meeting location, identities of meeting invitees, and contact information for the meeting invitees; automatically setting up the teleconference meeting using the calendaring information to enable the teleconferencing system to connect remotely-located meeting invitees; generating a roster of meeting participants comprising at least some of the meeting invitees; tracking a participation status for the meeting participants; and accessing prerecorded unique digital voice signatures for the meeting invitees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: PLANTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Kaye, Beau Wilder
  • Publication number: 20150110259
    Abstract: Methods for operating a meeting coordinator to initiate a teleconference meeting using an automated teleconferencing system, having corresponding meeting coordinators and computer-readable media, comprise: generating a roster of meeting participants comprising meeting invitees; accessing calendaring information concerning the teleconference meeting, the calendaring information including a time of the meeting; a meeting location; identities of the meeting invitees; and contact information for the meeting invitees; and transmitting at least some of the calendaring information to the teleconferencing system to enable the system to connect remotely-located meeting invitees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Plantronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kaye, Beau Wilder, Brent Thorington
  • Publication number: 20150112748
    Abstract: Methods having corresponding systems and computer-readable media comprise: accessing calendaring information associated with a smart teleconference meeting, the calendaring information including a time of the meeting, a meeting location, identities of meeting invitees, and contact information for the meeting invitees; transmitting the calendaring information from a meeting coordinator to a conferencing system configured to contact meeting participants and join them to the meeting; contacting the meeting invitees with the conferencing system conferencing system and joining them to the meeting; generating a roster of the meeting participants based on the calendaring information; tracking a participation status of the meeting participants; and updating the roster to reflect the participation status of the meeting participants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Plantronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kaye, Beau Wilder, Brent Thorington
  • Publication number: 20130158425
    Abstract: A circumferential electrode includes a moisture-containing layer comprising a first side and an electrically conductive layer on the moisture-containing layer, the electrically conductive layer including a second side and a third side opposite the second side, the third side of the electrically conductive layer contacting the first side of the moisture-containing layer. The circumferential electrode further includes a barrier layer on the electrically conductive layer, the barrier layer including a fourth side adjacent to the second side of the electrically conductive layer. The circumferential electrode further includes a bulk region and a border region, the border region completely surrounding the bulk region, and the electrically conductive layer is in the bulk region but is not in the border region. The circumferential electrode can be part of an electrotherapy system which can be used to apply various current waveforms to patients in order to treat a variety of ailments and conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: Bioelectric Research Corporation, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Michael Kaye, Bryan Thomas Kaye, Davin Carlton Ashraf, Daniel Kemper Walsh, John Vito Biondo
  • Publication number: 20050231505
    Abstract: A method for converting two-dimensional images into three-dimensional images includes tracking an image reconstruction of hidden surface areas to be consistent with image areas adjacent to the hidden surface areas over a sequence of frames making up a three-dimensional motion picture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Publication date: October 20, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Kaye, Charles Best
  • Publication number: 20050146521
    Abstract: A method for providing a three-dimensional image includes selecting a screen size or range of screen sizes for a three-dimensional image and scaling depth information associated with objects in a three-dimensional image to preserve perceived depths of the objects when the three-dimensional image is presented at the screen size or within the range of screen sizes selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2004
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Kaye, Charles Best
  • Publication number: 20050104879
    Abstract: A method for converting two-dimensional images into three-dimensional images includes: tracking an object in an image, the object having an object edge and an object outline thereabout, from frame to frame over a sequence of images; and creating object outlines in subsequent frames for converting two-dimensional images into three-dimensional images maintaining an object outline to object edge distance spacing relationship as the object moves or changes from frame to frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Publication date: May 19, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Kaye, Charles Best
  • Publication number: 20050104878
    Abstract: An exemplary method of reconstructing a hidden surface area in an image includes the steps of: identifying a separation pixel gap in an image resulting from a repositioning of image pixels to create a three-dimensional image; identifying pixels from one or more images; and filling the separation pixel gap with the pixels. Replacement pixels can be retrieved from a single image in a search sequence of images, or from a plurality of images in the sequence. One or more pixel fill techniques can be employed to determine replacement pixels for the separation pixel gap which best match adjacent background pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Publication date: May 19, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Kaye, Charles Best
  • Publication number: 20050099414
    Abstract: Methods for converting two-dimensional images into three-dimensional images employing various interactive image processing tools that allow a user to apply any number or combination of image pixel repositioning depth contouring effects, algorithms or the like to create three-dimensional images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2002
    Publication date: May 12, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Kaye, Charles Best
  • Patent number: D735947
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Revlon Consumer Products Corporation
    Inventors: Paulina Reyes, Michael Kaye
  • Patent number: D737521
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Revlon Consumer Products Corporation
    Inventors: Paulina Reyes, Michael Kaye