Patents by Inventor Michael Sterns

Michael Sterns 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: 10464305
    Abstract: A nozzle deposits a filament of viscous, molten glass onto a print bed, while the print bed rotates about a vertical axis and translates in x, y, and z directions. The deposition is computer controlled, such that the resulting deposited filament forms a desired glass object that is solid after it anneals. One or more motors rotate the print bed such that the direction of deposition of the molten glass is constant relative to the nozzle, even though the print bed is translating in different directions relative to the nozzle. Keeping the direction of deposition constant relative to the nozzle tends to prevent the extruded filament of molten glass from experiencing large, changing, tensile and shear forces that would otherwise occur and that would otherwise damage the filament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Chikara Inamura, Daniel Lizardo, Michael Stern, Peter Houk, Tal Achituv, Neri Oxman
  • Patent number: 10419516
    Abstract: A system and method for managing the delivery of targeted content. When a user desires to opt-out of receiving targeted content, the user registers with a do-not-target (DNT) registry and is issued a DNT cookie. The DNT cookie is a domain cookie that is stored on a user network access device. A provider of targeted content may look for the DNT cookie stored on the user's network access device. When the DNT cookie is not found, then the provider may deliver targeted content to the user. When the DNT cookie is found, then the provider may not deliver targeted content to the user. A Web site may offer the user an “override” cookie that allows that Web site to provide targeted content, or selected targeted content, even when the user has a DNT cookie. Alternatively, a DNT header can be added to a Web page request that indicates that the user does not want to receive targeted content. The DNT header may be overridden by an override cookie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: TIME WARNER CABLE ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Howard Pfeffer, Peter Stern, Michael Dillon
  • Publication number: 20190262182
    Abstract: A negative pressure wound closure system and methods for using such a system are described. Preferred embodiments of the invention facilitate closure of the wound by preferentially contracting to provide for movement of the tissue. Some embodiments may utilize a stabilizing structure with removable sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Sarah Jenny Collinson, Raymond M. Dunn, Victoria Jody Hammond, Edward Yerbury Hartwell, Marcus Damian Phillips, Mark Richardson, Carl Saxby, Tim Stern, Michael Sugrue, Benjamin Wikinson
  • Patent number: 10368227
    Abstract: A network management application receives input from a subscriber operating a computer device to add a new wireless access point to a network environment. The input specifies a geographical location in which the subscriber requests installation of the new wireless access point in the network environment. The network management application produces a message to include the geographical location as specified by the input. The message indicates that the subscriber requests installation of the new wireless access point at the geographical location. The network management application initiates transmission of the message from the computer device to an aggregator resource at a remote location. A service provider analyzes installation request information produced by the aggregator resource to determine where to install one or more new wireless access points in the network environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Steven I. Geller, Peter Stern, Robert A. Cerbone, Michael C. Roudi
  • Patent number: 10266442
    Abstract: In illustrative implementations of this invention, a crucible kiln heats glass such that the glass becomes or remains molten. A nozzle extrudes the molten glass while one or more actuators actuate movements of the nozzle, a build platform or both. A computer controls these movements such that the extruded molten glass is selectively deposited to form a 3D glass object. The selective deposition of molten glass occurs inside an annealing kiln. The annealing kiln anneals the glass after it is extruded. In some cases, the actuators actuate the crucible kiln and nozzle to move in horizontal x, y directions and actuate the build platform to move in a z-direction. In some cases, fluid flows through a cavity or tubes adjacent to the nozzle tip, in order to cool the nozzle tip and thereby reduce the amount of glass that sticks to the nozzle tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: John Klein, Giorgia Franchin, Michael Stern, Markus Kayser, Chikara Inamura, Shreya Dave, Neri Oxman, Peter Houk
  • Publication number: 20190050671
    Abstract: Methods of image breathing correction. Implementations may include capturing and displaying a first image to a user using a lens, an image sensor, memory, and a display included in a camera unit, adjusting a position of the lens, capturing a second image and storing data of the second image collected by the image sensor in the memory. The method may include determining a second position of the lens using a lens position sensor included in the camera unit and calculating a change in magnification from the first image to the second image using a processor and a breathing correction model. The method may include rescaling the data of the second image to generate corrected second image data using the processor and displaying the corrected second image to a user. The corrected second image may be substantially free from breathing effects when compared with the first image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan Michael STERN
  • Patent number: 10193202
    Abstract: A switch comprises a first strip conductor and a second strip conductor, arranged orthogonally in a first plane. Moreover, the switch comprises a first switching conductor, having an orthogonally angled shape relative to the first plane. The switch comprises a switching actuator, which is mechanically connected to the first switching conductor and adapted to move vertically relative to the first plane to a first position and to a second position. The switching actuator is configured, so that in the first position, the first strip conductor is in contact with the first switching conductor and the second strip conductor is in contact with the first switching conductor, and so that in the second position, the first strip conductor and the second strip conductor are not in contact with the first switching conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Sterns, Markus Leipold, Sebastian Sedlmeier, Markus Freudenreich, Matthias Freudenreich, Karl Stockbauer, Andreas Raith, Alois Wittenzellner
  • Patent number: 10141146
    Abstract: A switch comprises a first elastic element, an actuator-element mechanically coupled to a first side of the first elastic element, and a first switching conductor, mechanically coupled to a second side of the first elastic element. The switching conductor is configured for moving between a first conductor position and a second conductor position. The actuator-element is configured from moving between a first actuator-element position and a second actuator-element position separated by a predefined actuator-element lift, thereby moving the first side of the first elastic element. The first elastic element moreover is configured for converting a movement of the first side of the first elastic element by the predefined actuator-element lift into the movement of the second side of the first elastic element with a predefined elastic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Sterns, Markus Leipold, Sebastian Sedlmeier, Markus Freudenreich, Matthias Freudenreich, Thomas Will
  • Patent number: 10127474
    Abstract: Methods of image breathing correction. Implementations may include capturing and displaying a first image to a user using a lens, an image sensor, memory, and a display included in a camera unit, adjusting a position of the lens, capturing a second image and storing data of the second image collected by the image sensor in the memory. The method may include determining a second position of the lens using a lens position sensor included in the camera unit and calculating a change in magnification from the first image to the second image using a processor and a breathing correction model. The method may include rescaling the data of the second image to generate corrected second image data using the processor and displaying the corrected second image to a user. The corrected second image may be substantially free from breathing effects when compared with the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan Michael Stern
  • Patent number: 10090128
    Abstract: A high frequency switch is provided. The high frequency switch comprises a first high frequency connector, comprising a first inner conductor, integrally formed with a first strip conductor. Moreover, the high frequency switch comprises a second strip conductor arranged orthogonally in a first plane relative to the first strip conductor, a third strip conductor, arranged orthogonally in the first plane relative to the first strip conductor, a first switching conductor, having an orthogonally angled shape relative to the first plane, a second switching conductor, having an orthogonally angled shape relative to the first plane. A switching actuator is mechanically connected to the first switching conductor and to the second switching conductor adapted to move vertically relative to the first plane, to a first position and to a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Sterns, Markus Leipold, Sebastian Sedlmeier, Markus Freudenreich, Matthias Freudenreich, Thomas Will
  • Patent number: 9998643
    Abstract: A method for forming curved image sensors may include applying positive pressure to the face of an image sensor, forcing the image sensor to adhere the curved surface of a substrate. The pressure may be applied to the face of the image sensor in a variety of ways, including using pneumatic pressure, hydraulic pressure, or pressure from an elastic or inelastic solid. Processing may occur on either a single image sensor die or an image sensor wafer. When an image sensor wafer is processed, a substrate may be used that has a number of cavities defined by respective curved surfaces with each cavity corresponding to a respective image sensor. When pressure is applied to the image sensor, the image sensor may deform until the curvature of the image sensor matches the curvature of the curved surface of the underlying substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Marc Allen Sulfridge, Andrew Eugene Perkins, Rickie Charles Lake, Jonathan Michael Stern
  • Publication number: 20180147826
    Abstract: A nozzle deposits a filament of viscous, molten glass onto a print bed, while the print bed rotates about a vertical axis and translates in x, y, and z directions. The deposition is computer controlled, such that the resulting deposited filament forms a desired glass object that is solid after it anneals. One or more motors rotate the print bed such that the direction of deposition of the molten glass is constant relative to the nozzle, even though the print bed is translating in different directions relative to the nozzle. Keeping the direction of deposition constant relative to the nozzle tends to prevent the extruded filament of molten glass from experiencing large, changing, tensile and shear forces that would otherwise occur and that would otherwise damage the filament.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Chikara Inamura, Daniel Lizardo, Michael Stern, Peter Houk, Tal Achituv, Neri Oxman
  • Publication number: 20180148364
    Abstract: In illustrative implementations of this invention, a crucible kiln heats glass such that the glass becomes or remains molten. A nozzle extrudes the molten glass while one or more actuators actuate movements of the nozzle, a build platform or both. A computer controls these movements such that the extruded molten glass is selectively deposited to form a 3D glass object. The selective deposition of molten glass occurs inside an annealing kiln. The annealing kiln anneals the glass after it is extruded. In some cases, the actuators actuate the crucible kiln and nozzle to move in horizontal x, y directions and actuate the build platform to move in a z-direction. In some cases, fluid flows through a cavity or tubes adjacent to the nozzle tip, in order to cool the nozzle tip and thereby reduce the amount of glass that sticks to the nozzle tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: John Klein, Giorgia Franchin, Michael Stern, Markus Kayser, Chikara Inamura, Shreya Dave, Neri Oxman, Peter Houk
  • Publication number: 20180144896
    Abstract: A high frequency switch is provided. The high frequency switch comprises a first high frequency connector, comprising a first inner conductor, integrally formed with a first strip conductor. Moreover, the high frequency switch comprises a second strip conductor arranged orthogonally in a first plane relative to the first strip conductor, a third strip conductor, arranged orthogonally in the first plane relative to the first strip conductor, a first switching conductor, having an orthogonally angled shape relative to the first plane, a second switching conductor, having an orthogonally angled shape relative to the first plane. A switching actuator is mechanically connected to the first switching conductor and to the second switching conductor adapted to move vertically relative to the first plane, to a first position and to a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Michael STERNS, Markus LEIPOLD, Sebastian SEDLMEIER, Markus FREUDENREICH, Matthias FREUDENREICH, Thomas WILL
  • Publication number: 20180144897
    Abstract: A switch comprises a first elastic element, an actuator-element mechanically coupled to a first side of the first elastic element, and a first switching conductor, mechanically coupled to a second side of the first elastic element. The switching conductor is configured for moving between a first conductor position and a second conductor position. The actuator-element is configured from moving between a first actuator-element position and a second actuator-element position separated by a predefined actuator-element lift, thereby moving the first side of the first elastic element. The first elastic element moreover is configured for converting a movement of the first side of the first elastic element by the predefined actuator-element lift into the movement of the second side of the first elastic element with a predefined elastic force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Michael STERNS, Markus LEIPOLD, Sebastian SEDLMEIER, Markus FREUDENREICH, Matthias FREUDENREICH, Thomas WILL
  • Publication number: 20180145387
    Abstract: A switch comprises a first strip conductor and a second strip conductor, arranged orthogonally in a first plane. Moreover, the switch comprises a first switching conductor, having an orthogonally angled shape relative to the first plane. The switch comprises a switching actuator, which is mechanically connected to the first switching conductor and adapted to move vertically relative to the first plane to a first position and to a second position. The switching actuator is configured, so that in the first position, the first strip conductor is in contact with the first switching conductor and the second strip conductor is in contact with the first switching conductor, and so that in the second position, the first strip conductor and the second strip conductor are not in contact with the first switching conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Michael STERNS, Markus LEIPOLD, Sebastian SEDLMEIER, Markus FREUDENREICH, Matthias FREUDENREICH, Karl STOCKBAUER, Andreas RAITH, Alois WITTENZELLNER
  • Publication number: 20180113503
    Abstract: In one implementation, a system for deep off power states includes a manager engine to: receive a number of power management requests from a number of servers, determine an energy utilization for the number of servers based on the number of power management requests, and remove an electrical energy connection from a portion of the number of servers based on the energy utilization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Michael STERNS, Andrew BROWN, SR.
  • Patent number: 9927834
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to a retention assembly. One example retention assembly includes a support member extending from a printed circuit board. The support member includes a body region having a slot and a first flange extending from the body region. The retention assembly also includes a locking member slidably coupled to the support member via the slot. The locking member includes a second flange. The second flange includes a protruded region, and wherein the protruded region and the first flange are to secure a proximal end of expansion module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Chanh V Hua, Michael Sterns, Kevin D Conn, Pinche Tsai
  • Patent number: 9919510
    Abstract: A nozzle deposits a filament of viscous, molten glass onto a print bed, while the print bed rotates about a vertical axis and translates in x, y, and z directions. The deposition is computer controlled, such that the resulting deposited filament forms a desired glass object that is solid after it anneals. One or more motors rotate the print bed such that the direction of deposition of the molten glass is constant relative to the nozzle, even though the print bed is translating in different directions relative to the nozzle. Keeping the direction of deposition constant relative to the nozzle tends to prevent the extruded filament of molten glass from experiencing large, changing, tensile and shear forces that would otherwise occur and that would otherwise damage the filament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Chikara Inamura, Daniel Lizardo, Michael Stern, Peter Houk, Tal Achituv, Neri Oxman
  • Patent number: 9896368
    Abstract: In illustrative implementations of this invention, a crucible kiln heats glass such that the glass becomes or remains molten. A nozzle extrudes the molten glass while one or more actuators actuate movements of the nozzle, a build platform or both. A computer controls these movements such that the extruded molten glass is selectively deposited to form a 3D glass object. The selective deposition of molten glass occurs inside an annealing kiln. The annealing kiln anneals the glass after it is extruded. In some cases, the actuators actuate the crucible kiln and nozzle to move in horizontal x, y directions and actuate the build platform to move in a z-direction. In some cases, fluid flows through a cavity or tubes adjacent to the nozzle tip, in order to cool the nozzle tip and thereby reduce the amount of glass that sticks to the nozzle tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: John Klein, Giorgia Franchin, Michael Stern, Markus Kayser, Chikara Inamura, Shreya Dave, Neri Oxman, Peter Houk