Patents by Inventor Paul Dietz

Paul Dietz 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: 9605492
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coupling assembly that includes an upper adapter having an upper adapter body providing a latching collet and a torque collet, the torque collet including a plurality of axially-extending torque members and a corresponding torque lug defined in each axially-extending torque member, and a lower adapter having a lower adapter body configured to receive the upper adapter body and providing a series of latch mating threads defined on an inner surface of the lower adapter body and a torque collet profile, the latch mating threads being configured to matingly engage the latching collet and the torque collet profile including one or more longitudinal slots defined in the lower adapter body and configured to receive the torque lugs therein, wherein, when the torque lugs are received into the longitudinal slots, torque may be applied between the upper and lower adapters in at least one angular direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Wesley Paul Dietz
  • Publication number: 20170027587
    Abstract: Various embodiments of devices, systems, and methods for surgical procedures, including spring-fit guides for improved guidance of surgical instruments, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Steve Fraone, Scott Doody, Paul Dietz, Martin J. Polinski, Raymond A. Bojarski
  • Publication number: 20160338715
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices are disclosed for aligning surgical jigs, tools and implants in a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Raymond A. Bojarski, Paul Dietz
  • Publication number: 20160230478
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coupling assembly that includes an upper adapter having an upper adapter body providing a latching collet and a torque collet, the torque collet including a plurality of axially-extending torque members and a corresponding torque lug defined in each axially-extending torque member, and a lower adapter having a lower adapter body configured to receive the upper adapter body and providing a series of latch mating threads defined on an inner surface of the lower adapter body and a torque collet profile, the latch mating threads being configured to matingly engage the latching collet and the torque collet profile including one or more longitudinal slots defined in the lower adapter body and configured to receive the torque lugs therein, wherein, when the torque lugs are received into the longitudinal slots, torque may be applied between the upper and lower adapters in at least one angular direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services,Inc.
    Inventor: Wesley Paul Dietz
  • Publication number: 20160199198
    Abstract: Improved devices, systems, and methods facilitate the placement, orientation, seating and/or securement of customized, patient-specific, patient-adapted and/or patient engineered prosthetic joint components during a joint replacement procedure. Specifically, a tool has an impacting face, the impacting face including a first surface portion shaped to negatively-match at least a portion of a surface of a first implant component. Additionally, the surface of the first implant component is shaped based, at least in part, on patient-specific information associated with the joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Paul Dietz, Raymond A. Bojarski
  • Patent number: 9372588
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive multi-touch device is provided. The multi-touch device includes a matrix of pressure-sensitive cells, each pressure-sensitive cell configured to change a resistance of the cell inversely proportional to an amount of force applied to that cell. The multi-touch device further includes a force-spreading layer configured to diffuse a force of a touch input at a contact area to two or more pressure-sensitive cells within the matrix of pressure-sensitive cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Dietz, John Lutian
  • Publication number: 20160160002
    Abstract: A composition comprising titanium dioxide and additives useful for enhancing the optical performance of titanium dioxide or for allowing substitution of at least part of the titanium dioxide in said composition for additives. At least two additives are added, wherein a first additive comprises a composite pigment and a second additive comprises a reactive polymer. The invention also provides a method for enhancing the optical properties of titanium dioxide compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventor: Paul Dietz
  • Publication number: 20150356912
    Abstract: Example apparatus provide a messaging and crowd coordination system. An example apparatus may include an optical display that provides first light that encodes first information that is independent of a position from which the first light is viewed. The example apparatus may include an optical projector that projects second light that encodes second information that is dependent on a position from which the second light is viewed. The example apparatus may also include a circuit that coordinates simultaneous presentation of the first light and the second light to produce a hybrid real-time message. The message facilitates coordinating independent actions of members of a plurality of people located at different viewing positions. The independent actions may be selected from a set of actions described by the first information and prescribed by the second information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventor: Paul Dietz
  • Patent number: 9152288
    Abstract: A remote multi-touch system includes a pressure-sensitive, multi-touch device, a display separate from the pressure-sensitive, multi-touch device, and a controller communicatively coupled to the pressure-sensitive, multi-touch device and the display. The pressure-sensitive, multi-touch device measures a position at which one or more touches are executed on the pressure-sensitive, multi-touch device and, for each of the one or more touches, a force with which that touch is executed. The controller receives a touch report for each of the one or more touches from the pressure-sensitive, multi-touch device. Each touch report indicates the position at which that touch is executed and the force with which that touch is executed. The controller outputs to the display a pre-touch visualization command for displaying a pre-touch visualization. The pre-touch visualization is displayed at a location of the display mapped from the position at which that touch is executed on the pressure-sensitive, multi-touch device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Dietz
  • Publication number: 20150060086
    Abstract: A running tool for installing a liner string having a profile in a wellbore. The running tool includes a mandrel, a prop assembly positioned about the mandrel and a collet assembly slidably positioned on the mandrel. The collet assembly has a generally cylindrical collet collar with a plurality of collet fingers extending therefrom each having a collet head on a distal end thereof. In a first position, the prop assembly radially outwardly flexes the collet fingers such that the collet heads engage the profile of the liner string and are operable to apply a force in the downhole direction to the liner string. In a second position, the collet assembly is remote from the prop assembly such that the collet fingers radially inwardly contract disengaging the collet heads from the profile of the liner string, thereby enabling removal of the running tool from the liner string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Saurer, David Joe Steele, Wesley Paul Dietz, Lester Barett Dupler
  • Publication number: 20150060049
    Abstract: A collet assembly for installing a liner string having a profile in a wellbore. The collet assembly has a generally cylindrical collet collar with a plurality of collet fingers extending therefrom each having a collet head on a distal end thereof. In a first position, the collet fingers are in a radially outwardly flexed state such that the collet finger extend substantially parallel with the central axis of the collet collar. In a second position, the collet fingers are in a radially relaxed state such that the collet fingers extend from the collet collar to the collet heads at an angle toward the central axis of the collet collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Dan Saurer, David Joe Steele, Wesley Paul Dietz, Lester Barett Dupler
  • Patent number: 8884910
    Abstract: A resistive matrix with optimized input scanning is provided by a method of discerning input location(s) on a resistive column-row matrix which includes receiving physically-applied input(s) at the resistive column-row matrix and, during application of the one or more physically-applied inputs, performing a hierarchical scan of the resistive column-row matrix to determine whether the physically-applied input(s) are causing activation of a column-row cell within a multi-cell group of the resistive column-row matrix. The method further includes performing a supplemental scan within a multi-cell group if it is determined that a physically-applied input is causing activation of a column-row cell within the multi-cell group, and generating, based on the hierarchical and supplemental scans, an output indicative of the input location(s) on the resistive column-row matrix of the one or more physically-applied inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Paul Dietz
  • Patent number: 8736574
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive multi-touch device is provided. The multi-touch device includes a matrix of pressure-sensitive cells, each pressure-sensitive cell configured to change a resistance of the cell inversely proportional to an amount of force applied to that cell. The multi-touch device further includes a spacer assembly between pressure-sensitive cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Dietz, John Lutian
  • Publication number: 20140132595
    Abstract: A display that renders realistic objects allows a designer to redesign a living space in real time based on an existing layout. A computer system renders simulated objects on the display such that the simulated objects appear to the viewer to be in substantially the same place as actual objects in the scene. The displayed simulated objects can be spatially manipulated on the display through various user gestures. A designer can visually simulate a redesign of the space in many ways, for example, by adding selected objects, or by removing or rearranging existing objects, or by changing properties of those objects. Such objects also can be associated with shopping resources to enable related goods and services to be purchased, or other commercial transactions to be engaged in.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Catherine N. Boulanger, Matheen Siddiqui, Vivek Pradeep, Paul Dietz, Steven Bathiche
  • Patent number: 8706432
    Abstract: A method of measuring resistance in each of a plurality of resistors in a resistor matrix is provided. Each resistor is located at a different intersection between a column conductor and a row conductor. The method includes determining an offset error row current of each row conductor, scanning each row conductor to identify if that row conductor is connected to a column conductor by one of the plurality of resistors, scanning each resistor connected to that row conductor to determine if that resistor is connecting a column conductor to that row conductor, and if that resistor is connecting a column conductor to that row conductor, outputting an offset compensated resistance of that resistor calculated from the row current measured for that resistor less the offset error row current for that row conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Paul Dietz
  • Publication number: 20120296588
    Abstract: A method of measuring resistance in each of a plurality of resistors in a resistor matrix is provided. Each resistor is located at a different intersection between a column conductor and a row conductor. The, the method includes determining an offset error row current of each row conductor, scanning each row conductor to identify if that row conductor is connected to a column conductor by one of the plurality of resistors, if that row conductor is connected to a column conductor by one of the plurality of resistors, scanning each resistor connected to that row conductor to determining if that resistor is connecting a column conductor to that row conductor, and if that resistor is connecting a column conductor to that row conductor, outputting an offset compensated resistance of that resistor calculated from the row current measured for that resistor less the offset error row current for that row conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Paul Dietz
  • Publication number: 20120293449
    Abstract: A remote multi-touch system includes a pressure-sensitive, multi-touch device, a display separate from the pressure-sensitive, multi-touch device, and a controller communicatively coupled to the pressure-sensitive, multi-touch device and the display. The pressure-sensitive, multi-touch device measures a position at which one or more touches are executed on the pressure-sensitive, multi-touch device and, for each of the one or more touches, a force with which that touch is executed. The controller receives a touch report for each of the one or more touches from the pressure-sensitive, multi-touch device. Each touch report indicates the position at which that touch is executed and the force with which that touch is executed. The controller outputs to the display a pre-touch visualization command for displaying a pre-touch visualization. The pre-touch visualization is displayed at a location of the display mapped from the position at which that touch is executed on the pressure-sensitive, multi-touch device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Paul Dietz
  • Publication number: 20120293450
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive multi-touch device is provided. The multi-touch device includes a matrix of pressure-sensitive cells, each pressure-sensitive cell configured to change a resistance of the cell inversely proportional to an amount of force applied to that cell. The multi-touch device further includes a spacer assembly between pressure-sensitive cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Dietz, John Lutian
  • Publication number: 20120293448
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive multi-touch device is provided. The multi-touch device includes a matrix of pressure-sensitive cells, each pressure-sensitive cell configured to change a resistance of the cell inversely proportional to an amount of force applied to that cell. The multi-touch device further includes a force-spreading layer configured to diffuse a force of a touch input at a contact area to two or more pressure-sensitive cells within the matrix of pressure-sensitive cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Dietz, John Lutian
  • Patent number: 8217809
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed that relate to input devices. In one embodiment, an input device comprises a sensor matrix having first and second pluralities of conductors, a plurality of first resistors, a voltage-applying mechanism configured to apply a selected voltage to each second conductor of the plurality of second conductors, a plurality of sensors, a scanning sensing circuit, and a wake-up sensing circuit. Each first resistor is connected in series between a first voltage and a conductor of the plurality of first conductors. Each sensor includes a switch in series with a matrix resistor, and each sensor is connected to one of the plurality of first conductors and one of the plurality of second conductors. The scanning sensing circuit is connected to each of the plurality of first conductors, and the wake-up sensing circuit is connected to each of the plurality of second conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Westhues, Paul Dietz