Patents by Inventor Paul H. Dietz

Paul H. 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: 10235737
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to an interactive surgical drape and system including at least one sensor and at least one controller that operates indicating sensing feedback from the at least one sensor to cause display of information on a dynamic display integrated with the interactive surgical drape. The dynamic display assists the surgical team while performing surgery and can operate to improve the efficiency and/or effectiveness of the surgical team.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Joel Cherkis, Paul H. Dietz, Tom Driscoll, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Neil Jordan, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Patrick Neill, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, David R. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Desney S. Tan, Clarence T. Tegreene, David Lawrence Tennenhouse, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Gary Wachowicz, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10226219
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to an interactive surgical drape and system including at least one sensor and at least one controller that operates indicating sensing feedback from the at least one sensor to cause display of information on a dynamic display integrated with the interactive surgical drape. The dynamic display assists the surgical team while performing surgery and can operate to improve the efficiency and/or effectiveness of the surgical team.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Joel Cherkis, Paul H. Dietz, Tom Driscoll, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Neil Jordan, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Patrick Neill, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, David R. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Desney S. Tan, Clarence T. Tegreene, David Lawrence Tennenhouse, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Gary Wachowicz, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20180357981
    Abstract: A multi-view (MV) system with multiple MV displays utilizes state information to assign personalized versions of content to display to viewers, thereby providing a coordinated MV display experience. These systems may include a sensing system for detecting viewers and other environmental conditions, and a controller to manage the content assignments for the MV displays. The controller can manage the viewer states, viewer state transitions, and content assignment changes based on changes of those viewers and conditions. The systems can be utilized to simultaneously present coordinated and personalized content to multiple viewers of multiple MV displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Albert H. Ng, Paul H. Dietz, David S. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20170319841
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a system, method, and apparatus. A system includes a medicament-eluting device configured to be positioned at a location on a skin of a mammal. The system includes an ultrasonic wave transmitter configured to emit ultrasonic shear waves directable at the location. The ultrasonic shear waves have a frequency or amplitude selected to increase a permeability of the skin of the mammal to a medicament released by the medicament-eluting device. In an embodiment, the system includes a structure carrying the medicament-eluting device and the ultrasonic wave transmitter. In an embodiment, the system includes a cavitation sensor configured to detect a cavitation event in the mammal. In an embodiment, the system includes a cavitation controller configured to limit a power of the ultrasonic shear waves directed at the location to a level below a cavitation threshold of the mammal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: JESSE R. CHEATHAM, III, JOEL CHERKIS, PAUL H. DIETZ, TOM DRISCOLL, WILLIAM GATES, RODERICK A. HYDE, MURIEL Y. ISHIKAWA, NEIL JORDAN, JORDIN T. KARE, ERIC C. LEUTHARDT, NATHAN P. MYHRVOLD, PATRICK NEILL, TONY S. PAN, ROBERT C. PETROSKI, DAVID R. SMITH, ELIZABETH A. SWEENEY, DESNY S. TAN, CLARENCE T. TEGREENE, DAVID LAWRENCE TENNENHOUSE, YAROSLAV A. URZHUMOV, GARY WACHOWICZ, LOWELL L. WOOD, JR., VICTORIA Y.H. WOOD
  • Publication number: 20170319840
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a system, method, and apparatus. A system includes an extracellular-fluid collection device configured to be positioned at a location on a skin of a mammal. In an embodiment, the mammal includes a live human. The system includes an ultrasonic wave transmitter configured to emit ultrasonic shear waves directable at the location. The ultrasonic shear waves have a frequency or amplitude selected to increase a permeability of the skin of the mammal to an extracellular-fluid. In an embodiment, the system includes a sensor configured to determine a rate or amount of extracellular-fluid collected by the extracellular-fluid collection device. In an embodiment, the system includes a fluid collection controller configured to regulate a parameter of ultrasonic shear waves transmitted by the ultrasonic wave transmitter in response to a determined rate or amount of fluid collected by the extracellular-fluid collection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: JESSE R. CHEATHAM, III, JOEL CHERKIS, PAUL H. DIETZ, TOM DRISCOLL, WILLIAM GATES, RODERICK A. HYDE, MURIEL Y. ISHIKAWA, NEIL JORDAN, JORDIN T. KARE, ERIC C. LEUTHARDT, NATHAN P. MYHRVOLD, PATRICK NEILL, TONY S. PAN, ROBERT C. PETROSKI, DAVID R. SMITH, ELIZABETH A. SWEENEY, DESNY S. TAN, CLARENCE T. TEGREENE, DAVID LAWRENCE TENNENHOUSE, YAROSLAV A. URZHUMOV, GARY WACHOWICZ, LOWELL L. WOOD, JR., VICTORIA Y.H. WOOD
  • Patent number: 9800845
    Abstract: Projector-based crowd coordination and messaging embodiments that separately, yet simultaneously, convey information to members of an audience in at least one part of a venue. The information conveyed to each audience member is different from the information conveyed to at least one other audience member based on their locations within the venue. In single-projector embodiments, an optical projector is mounted within the venue and projects an image onto the audience. In multiple-projector embodiments, an array of optical projectors are mounted within the venue, each of which projects an image onto the audience. In either case, for each of a plurality of prescribed locations in the audience, each optical projector projects light of a prescribed color and brightness onto the location, where the light from the projector, or projectors collectively, represents the information conveyed to an audience member or members in the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Paul H. Dietz
  • Patent number: 9607329
    Abstract: A communication system provides a service provider marketplace that includes a data store storing provider data for a plurality of different service providers. A search or selection component provides user interface displays that allow users to search for and select service providers. A payment component provides a mechanism by which payment for the services can be made by the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Paul H. Dietz, Steve Bathiche, Jeffrey R. C. Bell, Bora Beran, Gaetan Issombo, Kori Inkpen Quinn
  • Publication number: 20170068387
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a touch screen electronic display configured to offset and/or shift the contact locations of touch implements and/or displayed content based on one or more calculated parallax values. The parallax values may be associated with the viewing angle of an operator relative to the display of the electronic device. In various embodiments, the parallax value(s) may be calculated using three-dimensional location sensors, an angle of inclination of a touch implement, and/or one or more displayed calibration objects. Parallax values may be utilized to remap contact locations by a touch implement, shift and/or offset displayed content, and/or perform other transformations as described herein. A stereoscopically displayed content may be offset such that a default display plane is coplanar with a touch surface rather than a display surface. Contacts by a finger may be remapped using portions of the contact region and/or a centroid of the contact region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Steven Bathiche, Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Paul H. Dietz, Matthew G. Dyor, Philip A. Eckhoff, Anoop Gupta, Kenneth P. Hinckley, Roderick A Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Andreas G. Nowatzyk, Robert C. Petroski, Danny Allen Reed, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Victoria Y.H. Wood, Lowell L. Wood, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170053190
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a system, article of manufacture, a system implemented in a machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter, and computer-implemented method. A computer-implemented method includes electronically receiving a digital image of person observing a subject person. The method includes determining from the digital image an interest-level in the subject person by the imaged person. The method includes electronically outputting the determined interest-level. In an embodiment, the method includes storing at least one digital image of the monitored person in a non-transitory computer readable storage media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Joel Cherkis, Paul H. Dietz, Tom Driscoll, William David Duncan, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Neil Jordan, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Patrick Neill, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, David R. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Desney S. Tan, Clarence T. Tegreene, David Lawrence Tennenhouse, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Gary Wachowicz, Lowell L. Wood, Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20170011681
    Abstract: A display system includes a display, a content component, a focus region component, and a refresh rate component. The display is configured to selectively display information with refresh rates that vary across a plurality of display regions of the display screen. The content component is configured to receive content for display on the display screen and to provide the content to the display. The focus region component is configured to determine a focus region of a user in relation to the display screen. The focus region includes one of the plurality of display regions at which a user is likely looking. The refresh rate component is configured to select the refresh rates of the display elements in the plurality of display regions. A refresh rate in the focus region may be different than a refresh rate in one or more other display regions of the plurality of display regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Steven Bathiche, Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Paul H. Dietz, Matthew G. Dyor, Philip A. Eckhoff, Anoop Gupta, Kenneth P. Hinckley, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Andreas G. Nowatzyk, Robert C. Petroski, Danny Allen Reed, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20160334864
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to an interactive surgical drape and system including at least one sensor and at least one controller that operates indicating sensing feedback from the at least one sensor to cause display of information on a dynamic display integrated with the interactive surgical drape. The dynamic display assists the surgical team while performing surgery and can operate to improve the efficiency and/or effectiveness of the surgical team.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Joel Cherkis, Paul H. Dietz, Tom Driscoll, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Neil Jordan, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Patrick Neill, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, David R. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Desney S. Tan, Clarence T. Tegreene, David Lawrence Tennenhouse, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Gary Wachowicz, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20160331461
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to an interactive surgical drape and system including at least one sensor and at least one controller that operates indicating sensing feedback from the at least one sensor to cause display of information on a dynamic display integrated with the interactive surgical drape. The dynamic display assists the surgical team while performing surgery and can operate to improve the efficiency and/or effectiveness of the surgical team.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Joel Cherkis, Paul H. Dietz, Tom Driscoll, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Neil Jordan, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Patrick Neill, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, David R. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Desney S. Tan, Clarence T. Tegreene, David Lawrence Tennenhouse, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Gary Wachowicz, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20160331460
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to an interactive surgical drape and system including at least one sensor and at least one controller that operates indicating sensing feedback from the at least one sensor to cause display of information on a dynamic display integrated with the interactive surgical drape. The dynamic display assists the surgical team while performing surgery and can operate to improve the efficiency and/or effectiveness of the surgical team.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Joel Cherkis, Paul H. Dietz, Tom Driscoll, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Neil Jordan, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Patrick Neill, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, David R. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Desney S. Tan, Clarence T. Tegreene, David Lawrence Tennenhouse, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Gary Wachowicz, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9405402
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a touch screen electronic display configured to offset and/or shift the contact locations of touch implements and/or displayed content based on one or more calculated parallax values. The parallax values may be associated with the viewing angle of an operator relative to the display of the electronic device. In various embodiments, the parallax value(s) may be calculated using three-dimensional location sensors, an angle of inclination of a touch implement, and/or one or more displayed calibration objects. Parallax values may be utilized to remap contact locations by a touch implement, shift and/or offset displayed content, and/or perform other transformations as described herein. A stereoscopically displayed content may be offset such that a default display plane is coplanar with a touch surface rather than a display surface. Contacts by a finger may be remapped using portions of the contact region and/or a centroid of the contact region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Steven Bathiche, Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Paul H. Dietz, Matthew G. Dyor, Philip A. Eckhoff, Anoop Gupta, Jr., Kenneth P. Hinckley, III, Roderick A Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Andreas G. Nowatzyk, Robert C. Petroski, Danny Allen Reed, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Victoria Y. H. Wood, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20160217259
    Abstract: A method for facilitating physiological data acquisition includes scheduling a medical appointment between a patient and a medical provider. The medical appointment is to be conducted at a medical provider location on an appointment date. The method also includes selecting a medical device configured to acquire physiological data regarding the patient. The method further includes sending, to a fulfillment system, a request to provide the medical device to a patient location prior to the appointment date. The patient location is remote from the medical provider location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Alistair K. Chan, Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Joel Cherkis, Paul H. Dietz, Tom Driscoll, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Neil Jordan, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Patrick Neill, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, David R. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Desney S. Tan, Clarence T. Tegreene, David L. Tennenhouse, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Gary Wachowicz, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9395902
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a touch screen electronic display configured to offset and/or shift the contact locations of touch implements and/or displayed content based on one or more calculated parallax values. The parallax values may be associated with the viewing angle of an operator relative to the display of the electronic device. In various embodiments, the parallax value(s) may be calculated using three-dimensional location sensors, an angle of inclination of a touch implement, and/or one or more displayed calibration objects. Parallax values may be utilized to remap contact locations by a touch implement, shift and/or offset displayed content, and/or perform other transformations as described herein. A stereoscopically displayed content may be offset such that a default display plane is coplanar with a touch surface rather than a display surface. Contacts by a finger may be remapped using portions of the contact region and/or a centroid of the contact region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Steven Bathiche, Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Paul H. Dietz, Matthew G. Dyor, Philip A. Eckhoff, Anoop Gupta, Jr., Kenneth P. Hinckley, III, Roderick A Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Andreas G. Nowatzyk, Robert C. Petroski, Danny Allen Reed, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Victoria Y. H. Wood, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9389728
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a touch screen electronic display configured to offset and/or shift the contact locations of touch implements and/or displayed content based on one or more calculated parallax values. The parallax values may be associated with the viewing angle of an operator relative to the display of the electronic device. In various embodiments, the parallax value(s) may be calculated using three-dimensional location sensors, an angle of inclination of a touch implement, and/or one or more displayed calibration objects. Parallax values may be utilized to remap contact locations by a touch implement, shift and/or offset displayed content, and/or perform other transformations as described herein. A stereoscopically displayed content may be offset such that a default display plane is coplanar with a touch surface rather than a display surface. Contacts by a finger may be remapped using portions of the contact region and/or a centroid of the contact region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Steven Bathiche, Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Paul H. Dietz, Matthew G. Dyor, Philip A. Eckhoff, Anoop Gupta, Jr., Kenneth P. Hinckley, III, Roderick A Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Andreas G. Nowatzyk, Robert C. Petroski, Danny Allen Reed, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Victoria Y. H. Wood, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20160180762
    Abstract: A display system includes a display, a content component, a focus region component, and a refresh rate component. The display is configured to selectively display information with refresh rates that vary across a plurality of display regions of the display screen. The content component is configured to receive content for display on the display screen and to provide the content to the display. The focus region component is configured to determine a focus region of a user in relation to the display screen. The focus region includes one of the plurality of display regions at which a user is likely looking. The refresh rate component is configured to select the refresh rates of the display elements in the plurality of display regions. A refresh rate in the focus region may be different than a refresh rate in one or more other display regions of the plurality of display regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Steven Bathiche, Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Paul H. Dietz, Matthew G. Dyor, Philip A. Eckhoff, Anoop Gupta, Kenneth P. Hinckley, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Andreas G. Nowatzyk, Robert C. Petroski, Danny Allen Reed, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20160180798
    Abstract: A display system includes a display, a focus region component, a content update component, and a content component. The focus region component is configured to determine a focus region of a user in relation to a display screen of the display. The focus region includes a region of the display screen at which a user is likely looking. The content update component is configured to select content update rates for a plurality of display regions of the display screen, including the focus region. The content update rate in the focus region is different than a content update rate in one or more other display regions of the plurality of display regions. The content component is configured to receive content and updated content for display on the display screen and to provide the content to the display based on the content update rates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Steven Bathiche, Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Paul H. Dietz, Matthew G. Dyor, Philip A. Eckhoff, Anoop Gupta, Kenneth P. Hinckley, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Andreas G. Nowatzyk, Robert C. Petroski, Danny Allen Reed, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20150229894
    Abstract: Projector-based crowd coordination and messaging embodiments are presented that separately, yet simultaneously, convey information to members of an audience in at least one part of a venue. The information conveyed to each audience member is different from the information conveyed to at least one other audience member based on their locations within the venue. In single-projector embodiments, an optical projector is mounted within the venue and projects an image onto the audience. In multiple-projector embodiments, an array of optical projectors are mounted within the venue, each of which projects an image onto the audience. In either case, for each of a plurality of prescribed locations in the audience, each optical projector projects light of a prescribed color and brightness onto the location, where the light from the projector, or projectors collectively, represents the information conveyed to an audience member or members in the location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Paul H. Dietz