Patents by Inventor Paul Albrecht

Paul Albrecht 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: 10438626
    Abstract: Methods to pattern substrates with dense periodic nanostructures that combine top-down lithographic tools and self-assembling block copolymer materials are provided. According to various embodiments, the methods involve chemically patterning a substrate, depositing a block copolymer film on the chemically patterned imaging layer, and allowing the block copolymer to self-assemble in the presence of the chemically patterned substrate, thereby producing a pattern in the block copolymer film that is improved over the substrate pattern in terms feature size, shape, and uniformity, as well as regular spacing between arrays of features and between the features within each array compared to the substrate pattern. In certain embodiments, the density and total number of pattern features in the block copolymer film is also increased. High density and quality nanoimprint templates and other nanopatterned structures are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION, WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Paul F. Nealey, Huiman Kang, Francois Detcheverry, Juan J. de Pablo, Ricardo Ruiz, Thomas Albrecht
  • Publication number: 20190196666
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques and systems to provide a narration of a text in multiple different voices. In some aspects, systems and methods described herein can include receiving a user-based selection of a first portion of words in a document where the document has a pre-associated first voice model and overwriting the association of the first voice model, by the one or more computers, with a second voice model for the first portion of words.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Raymond C. Kurzweil, Paul Albrecht, Peter Chapman
  • Patent number: 10088976
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques and systems to provide a narration of a text in multiple different voices. In some aspects, systems and methods described herein can include receiving a user-based selection of a first portion of words in a document where the document has a pre-associated first voice model and overwriting the association of the first voice model, by the one or more computers, with a second voice model for the first portion of words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: EM Acquisition Corp., Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond C. Kurzweil, Paul Albrecht, Peter Chapman
  • Patent number: 9959476
    Abstract: A reading machine includes an image input device including a lens and a polarizer disposed over the lens, a flash and a second polarizer disposed over the flash. The image input device also includes a computing device coupled to the image input device for capturing images, the computing device, including a processor to execute instructions and a computer program product residing on a computer readable medium, the computer program product comprising instructions for causing the processor to process the captured images to recognize features in the captured images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: KNFB READER, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Albrecht, Raymond C. Kurzweil, Lucy Gibson, Rafael Maya Zetune, Lev Lvovsky
  • Publication number: 20180008157
    Abstract: An arrangement may include a first system provided for processing physiological data representative of a beating heart. The first system may be adapted to execute a process for using at least one pattern to detect a notable finding in the physiological data and for sending the notable finding to a second system. The second system may be adapted to execute a process for analyzing the notable finding, for determining at least one new pattern to send to the first system, and for sending the at least one new pattern to the first system. The at least one new pattern may also include a rule that includes a set of conditions and an action to perform if the set of conditions is met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: Medicomp, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond C. Kurzweil, Paul Albrecht, Lucy Gibson
  • Publication number: 20170300182
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques and systems to provide a narration of a text in multiple different voices. In some aspects, systems and methods described herein can include receiving a user-based selection of a first portion of words in a document where the document has a pre-associated first voice model and overwriting the association of the first voice model, by the one or more computers, with a second voice model for the first portion of words.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Raymond C. Kurzweil, Paul Albrecht, Peter Chapman
  • Patent number: 9770181
    Abstract: An arrangement may include a first system provided by a mobile device for processing physiological data representative of a beating heart. The mobile device may be adapted to execute a process for using at least one pattern to detect a notable finding in the physiological data and for sending the notable finding to a second system. The second system may be adapted to execute a process for analyzing the notable finding, for determining at least one new pattern to send to the mobile device, and for sending the at least one new pattern to the mobile device. The at least one new pattern may also include a rule that includes a set of conditions and an action to perform if the set of conditions is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Medicomp, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond C. Kurzweil, Paul Albrecht, Lucy Gibson
  • Patent number: 9626000
    Abstract: A reading machine that operates in various modes includes image correction processing is described. The reading device pre-processes an image for optical character recognition by receiving the image and determining whether text in the image is too large or small for optical character recognition processing by determining that text height falls outside of a range in which optical character recognition software will recognize text in a digitized image. If necessary the image is resized according to whether the text is too large or too small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: KNFB READER, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond C. Kurzweil, Paul Albrecht, Lucy Gibson
  • Publication number: 20160367160
    Abstract: An arrangement may include a first system provided by a mobile device for processing physiological data representative of a beating heart. The mobile device may be adapted to execute a process for using at least one pattern to detect a notable finding in the physiological data and for sending the notable finding to a second system. The second system may be adapted to execute a process for analyzing the notable finding, for determining at least one new pattern to send to the mobile device, and for sending the at least one new pattern to the mobile device. The at least one new pattern may also include a rule that includes a set of conditions and an action to perform if the set of conditions is met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: Medicomp, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond C. Kurzweil, Paul Albrecht, Lucy Gibson
  • Publication number: 20160344860
    Abstract: Computer implemented methods, apparatus and computer program product are described that involve capturing images of a plurality of documents and performing specialized processing on the documents for generalized translation, menu translation, expense reporting, business card and social networking site updating, calendar updating and currency identification. Other specialized applications are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Peter Chapman, Paul Albrecht
  • Patent number: 9478219
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques and systems to provide a narration of a text. In some aspects, the techniques and systems described herein include generating a timing file that includes elapsed time information for expected portions of text that provides an elapsed time period from a reference time in an audio recording to each portion of text in recognized portions of text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: K-NFB Reading Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond C. Kurzweil, Paul Albrecht, Peter Chapman, Lucy Gibson
  • Patent number: 9456762
    Abstract: A method to detect atrial fibrillation including the steps of receiving an electrical signal representative of a beating heart, measuring atrial activity over a time window of three or more beats, measuring beat interval variation over the time window, combining the measures of atrial activity and beat interval variation to produce an indication of an atrial fibrillation condition in the electrical signal, and generating an alert based on the indication of an atrial fibrillation condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Medicomp, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond C. Kurzweil, Lucy Gibson, Paul Albrecht, Paul Grimshaw
  • Patent number: 9445736
    Abstract: An arrangement may include a first system provided by a mobile device for processing ECG data representative of a beating heart. The mobile device may be adapted to execute a process for using at least one pattern to detect a notable finding in the ECG data and for sending the notable finding to a second system. The second system may be adapted to execute a process for analyzing the notable finding, for determining at least one new pattern to send to the mobile device, and for sending the at least one new pattern to the mobile device. The at least one new pattern may also include a rule that includes a set of conditions and an action to perform if the set of conditions is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Medicomp, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond C Kurzweil, Paul Albrecht, Lucy Gibson
  • Publication number: 20160110905
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques and systems for rendering pages or documents with both graphical and textual content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Raymond C. Kurzweil, Paul Albrecht, Peter Chapman, Jeff Brewer
  • Patent number: 9277867
    Abstract: The brassiere may include at least one accommodation disposed on a portion of the brassiere with the at least one accommodation configured to carry at least a pair of sensors. The pair of sensors may be detachably carried by the at least one accommodation. The accommodation may be a pocket, slit, or pouch. The accommodation may be a pair of pockets that support a garment accessory. The garment accessory may include a member having first and second ends that fit within the pair of pockets. The pair of sensors may be carried by the member, which holds the sensors against the skin of a subject wearing the brassiere. The garment accessory may further include a wireless transmitter carried by the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Medicomp, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond C. Kurzweil, Paul Albrecht, Lucy Gibson, Amara Angelica, Aaron Kleiner
  • Publication number: 20160027431
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques and systems to provide a narration of a text in multiple different voices. In some aspects, systems and methods described herein can include receiving a user-based selection of a first portion of words in a document where the document has a pre-associated first voice model and overwriting the association of the first voice model, by the one or more computers, with a second voice model for the first portion of words.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Raymond C. Kurzweil, Paul Albrecht, Peter Chapman
  • Patent number: 9236043
    Abstract: Controlling a reading machine while reading a document to a user by receiving an image of a document, accessing a knowledge base that provides data that identifies sections in the document and processing user commands to select a section of the document. The reading machine applies text-to-speech to a text file that corresponds to the selected section of the document, to read the selected section of the document aloud to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: KNFB READER, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond C. Kurzweil, Paul Albrecht, Lucy Gibson
  • Patent number: 9218680
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques and systems for rendering pages or documents with both graphical and textual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: K-NFB Reading Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond C. Kurzweil, Paul Albrecht, Peter Chapman, Jeff Brewer
  • Publication number: 20150359449
    Abstract: A method to detect atrial fibrillation including the steps of receiving an electrical signal representative of a beating heart, measuring atrial activity over a time window of three or more beats, measuring beat interval variation over the time window, combining the measures of atrial activity and beat interval variation to produce an indication of an atrial fibrillation condition in the electrical signal, and generating an alert based on the indication of an atrial fibrillation condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Applicant: Medicomp, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond C. Kurzweil, Lucy Gibson, Paul Albrecht, Paul Grimshaw
  • Patent number: 9198617
    Abstract: A garment for ambulatory, physiological monitoring of a patient includes a belt, having first and second end portion with closures at the end portions to wrap around a user's chest, a strap having a first end coupled to a portion of the belt with the strap having a second end, a pair of shoulder strap portions each shoulder strap portion having a first end coupled together at the second end of the strap and a second end, and a back portion that joins the second ends of the pair of shoulder strap portions, with at least one of the belt, strap portions and back portion having an accommodation for carrying a sensor. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Medicomp, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond C. Kurzweil, Paul Albrecht, Brandon Craft, Lucy Gibson, Mark Lutwyche, Vishal Dua, Aaron Kleiner, Michelle Daniels