Patents by Inventor Michael Shur

Michael Shur 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: 10369239
    Abstract: A solution for cleaning and/or sterilizing one or more surfaces in a bathroom. The sterilization can be performed using ultraviolet sources, which can emit ultraviolet radiation directed onto the surface(s). The cleaning can be performed using a fluid, such as water, that is flowed over the surface(s). The surface(s) can include at least a seat of a toilet and/or other surfaces associated with the toilet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Dobrinsky, Michael Shur, Remigijus Gaska
  • Patent number: 10363330
    Abstract: A solution for disinfecting electronic devices is provided. An ultraviolet radiation source is embedded within an ultraviolet absorbent case. While the electronic device is within the ultraviolet absorbent case, ultraviolent radiation is directed at the electronic device. A monitoring and control system monitors a plurality of attributes for the electronic device, which can include: a frequency of usage for the device, a biological activity at a surface of the device, and a disinfection schedule history for the device. Furthermore, the monitoring and control system can detect whether the device is being used. Based on the monitoring, the monitoring and control system controls the ultraviolet radiation directed at the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy James Bettles, Yuri Bilenko, Saulius Smetona, Alexander Dobrinsky, Michael Shur, Remigijus Gaska
  • Publication number: 20190215332
    Abstract: There is set forth herein obtaining data traffic monitoring data, the data traffic monitoring data being in dependence on monitoring of traffic received by a container of a protected computing environment; obtaining data traffic monitoring data, the data traffic monitoring data being in dependence on monitoring of traffic received by a processing resource of a computing environment; obtaining a state of the processing resource and provisioning a utility processing resource to include the state of the processing resource; and configuring the computing environment to route data traffic to the utility processing resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Michael KAPLAN, David SHUR, Vikram KAUL, Thomas BOWEN
  • Patent number: 10342884
    Abstract: A solution for disinfecting flowable products, such as liquids, suspensions, creams, colloids, emulsions, powders, and/or the like, as well as accessories and products relating thereto, such as containers, caps, brushes, applicators, and/or the like, using ultraviolet radiation is provided. In an embodiment, an ultraviolet impermeable cap is configured to enclose a volume corresponding to a flowable product. At least one ultraviolet radiation source can be mounted on the cap and be configured to generate ultraviolet radiation for disinfecting the enclosed area. The ultraviolet radiation source can be configured to only generate ultraviolet radiation when the volume is enclosed by the ultraviolet impermeable cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy James Bettles, Alexander Dobrinsky, Michael Shur, Remigijus Gaska
  • Patent number: 10347793
    Abstract: A contact to a semiconductor layer in a light emitting structure is provided. The contact can include a plurality of contact areas formed of a metal and separated by a set of voids. The contact areas can be separated from one another by a characteristic distance selected based on a set of attributes of a semiconductor contact structure of the contact and a characteristic contact length scale of the contact. The voids can be configured to increase an overall reflectivity or transparency of the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Lunev, Maxim S. Shatalov, Alexander Dobrinsky, Michael Shur, Remigijus Gaska
  • Publication number: 20190207059
    Abstract: A device comprising a semiconductor layer including a plurality of compositional inhomogeneous regions is provided. The difference between an average band gap for the plurality of compositional inhomogeneous regions and an average band gap for a remaining portion of the semiconductor layer can be at least thermal energy. Additionally, a characteristic size of the plurality of compositional inhomogeneous regions can be smaller than an inverse of a dislocation density for the semiconductor layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Shur, Rakesh Jain, Maxim S. Shatalov, Alexander Dobrinsky, Jinwei Yang, Remigijus Gaska, Mikhail Gaevski
  • Patent number: 10337917
    Abstract: An adjustable multi-wavelength lamp is described. The lamp can include a plurality of emitters. The emitters can include at least one ultraviolet emitter, at least one visible light emitter, and at least one infrared emitter. The lamp can include a control system for controlling operation of the plurality of emitters. The control system can be configured to selectively deliver power to any combination of one or more of the plurality of emitters to generate light approximating a target spectral distribution of intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuri Bilenko, Michael Shur, Alexander Dobrinsky
  • Patent number: 10332608
    Abstract: A storage device includes storage circuitry and multiple memory blocks. The multiple memory blocks are arranged in an array, and each of the memory blocks includes multiple memory cells. A maximal number of programming cycles that a memory block of the multiple memory blocks sustains depends on a distance of the memory block from an edge of the array. The storage circuitry is configured to apply to the memory blocks programming cycles so that a number of programming cycles that can be applied to a respective memory block is based on a respective distance of the respective memory block from the edge of the array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Yael Shur, Assaf Shappir, Barak Baum, Roman Guy, Michael Tsohar
  • Patent number: 10323980
    Abstract: A sensor system, device and method for generating a wireless signal in response to a sensed illumination. A sensor is disclosed having: a photosensitive element; a device that converts a sensed illumination detected by the photosensitive element into a corresponding impedance response; and a wireless signal generator that generates a wireless output based on a characteristic of the corresponding impedance response, wherein the wireless output correlates to the sensed illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Inventors: Tanuj Saxena, Partha Sarathi Dutta, Serguei Lvovich Roumiantsev, Michael Shur
  • Patent number: 10314928
    Abstract: An ultraviolet (UV) footwear illuminator for footwear treatment is disclosed. In one embodiment, the UV footwear illuminator includes an insert adapted for placement in an article of footwear. At least one UV radiation source is located in the insert and is configured to emit UV radiation in the footwear through a transparent window region formed in the insert. A control unit is configured to control at least one predetermined UV radiation characteristics associated with the radiation emitted from each UV radiation source. A power supply is configured to power each UV radiation source and the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Sensor Electronics Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Dobrinsky, Michael Shur, Remigijus Gaska
  • Patent number: 10319881
    Abstract: A profiled surface for improving the propagation of radiation through an interface is provided. The profiled surface includes a set of large roughness components providing a first variation of the profiled surface having a characteristic scale approximately an order of magnitude larger than a target wavelength of the radiation. The set of large roughness components can include a series of truncated shapes. The profiled surface also includes a set of small roughness components superimposed on the set of large roughness components and providing a second variation of the profiled surface having a characteristic scale on the order of the target wavelength of the radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Maxim S. Shatalov, Alexander Dobrinsky, Michael Shur, Remigijus Gaska
  • Patent number: 10301195
    Abstract: A solution for disinfecting a fluid, colloid, mixture, and/or the like using ultraviolet radiation is provided. An ultraviolet transparent enclosure can include an inlet and an outlet for a flow of media to be disinfected. The ultraviolet transparent enclosure can include a material that is configured to prevent biofouling within the ultraviolet transparent enclosure. A set of ultraviolet radiation sources are located adjacent to the ultraviolet transparent enclosure and are configured to generate ultraviolet radiation towards the ultraviolet transparent enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Saulius Smetona, Timothy James Bettles, Alexander Dobrinsky, Michael Shur, Remigijus Gaska
  • Patent number: 10297460
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure, such as a group III nitride-based semiconductor structure is provided. The semiconductor structure includes a cavity containing semiconductor layer. The cavity containing semiconductor layer can have a thickness greater than two monolayers and a multiple cavities. The cavities can have a characteristic size of at least one nanometer and a characteristic separation of at least five nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Maxim S. Shatalov, Jinwei Yang, Wenhong Sun, Rakesh Jain, Michael Shur, Remigijus Gaska
  • Patent number: 10286094
    Abstract: A device including a flexible substrate and an ultraviolet radiation system is disclosed. The ultraviolet radiation system can include at least one ultraviolet radiation source configured to emit ultraviolet radiation towards a surface to be disinfected, an ultraviolet transparent component configured to focus the ultraviolet radiation, and a control system configured to control the at least one ultraviolet radiation source. The device can include a hand article, such as a glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Dobrinsky, Michael Shur, Remigijus Gaska
  • Patent number: 10279059
    Abstract: A solution in which an ultraviolet radiation source is mounted on a flexible substrate is provided. The flexible substrate is capable of having a deformation curvature of at least 0.1 inverse meters. The flexible substrate may be incorporated within an existing enclosure or included in the enclosure. The flexible substrate can be utilized as part of a solution for disinfecting one or more items located within the enclosure. In this case, while the items are within the enclosure, ultraviolent radiation is generated and directed at the items. Wiring for the ultraviolet radiation source can be embedded within the flexible substrate and the flexible substrate can have at least one of: a wave-guiding structure, an ultraviolet absorbing surface, or an ultraviolet reflective surface. A control system can be utilized to manage generation of the ultraviolet radiation within the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy James Bettles, Alexander Dobrinsky, Michael Shur, Remigijus Gaska
  • Patent number: 10272168
    Abstract: Ultraviolet radiation is directed within a storage area at target wavelengths, target intensities, a target temporal distribution, and/or a target spatial distribution. A set of ultraviolet radiation sources generate ultraviolet radiation directed at a set of items located within the storage area. A first ultraviolet radiation source operates at a first peak wavelength and a second ultraviolet radiation source operates at a second peak wavelength that is different from the first peak wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Shur, Maxim S. Shatalov, Timothy James Bettles, Yuri Bilenko, Saulius Smetona, Alexander Dobrinsky, Remigijus Gaska
  • Patent number: 10276749
    Abstract: A device including a first semiconductor layer and a contact to the first semiconductor layer is disclosed. An interface between the first semiconductor layer and the contact includes a first roughness profile having a characteristic height and a characteristic width. The characteristic height can correspond to an average vertical distance between crests and adjacent valleys in the first roughness profile. The characteristic width can correspond to an average lateral distance between the crests and adjacent valleys in the first roughness profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Remigijus Gaska, Maxim S. Shatalov, Alexander Dobrinsky, Jinwei Yang, Michael Shur, Grigory Simin
  • Patent number: 10256334
    Abstract: A switch includes an input contact and an output contact to a conducting channel. At least one of the input and output contacts is capacitively coupled to the conducting channel. A control contact is located outside of a region between the input and output contacts, and can be used to adjust the switch between on and off operating states. The switch can be implemented as a radio frequency switch in a circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Grigory Simin, Michael Shur, Remigijus Gaska
  • Publication number: 20190098842
    Abstract: A solution for controlling mildew in a cultivated area is described. The solution can include a set of ultraviolet sources that are configured to emit ultraviolet and/or blue-ultraviolet radiation to harm mildew present on a plant or ground surface. A set of sensors can be utilized to acquire plant data for at least one plant surface of a plant, which can be processed to determine a presence of mildew on the at least one plant surface. Additional features can be included to further affect the growth environment for the plant. A feedback process can be implemented to improve one or more aspects of the growth environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.,
    Inventors: Arthur Peter Barber, III, Alexander Dobrinsky, Maxim S. Shatalov, Michael Shur
  • Patent number: 10245338
    Abstract: A solution for generating ultraviolet diffusive radiation is provided. A diffusive ultraviolet radiation illuminator includes at least one ultraviolet radiation source located within a reflective cavity that includes a plurality of surfaces. At least one of the plurality of surfaces can be configured to diffusively reflect at least 70% of the ultraviolet radiation and at least one of the plurality of surfaces can be configured to transmit at least 30% of the ultraviolet radiation and reflect at least 10% of the ultraviolet radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Saulius Smetona, Alexander Dobrinsky, Yuri Bilenko, Michael Shur