Patents by Inventor Paul Simons

Paul Simons 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: 10403674
    Abstract: Device and method of forming the devices are disclosed. The method includes providing a substrate prepared with transistor and sensor regions. The substrate is processed by forming a lower sensor cavity in the substrate, filling the lower sensor cavity with a sacrificial material, forming a dielectric membrane in the sensor region, forming a transistor in the transistor region and forming a micro-electrical mechanical system (MEMS) component on the dielectric membrane in the sensor region. The method continues by forming a back-end-of-line (BEOL) dielectric having a plurality of interlayer dielectric (ILD) layers with metal and via levels disposed on the substrate for interconnecting the components of the device. The metal lines in the metal levels are configured to define an upper sensor cavity over the lower sensor cavity, and metal lines of a first metal level of the BEOL dielectric are configured to define a geometry of the MEMS component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Meridian Innovation Pte Ltd
    Inventors: Piotr Kropelnicki, Ilker Ender Ocak, Paul Simon Pontin
  • Patent number: 10403044
    Abstract: Provided herein are exemplary embodiments for generating a telelocation, including capturing visual content representing a real world location by a device associated with a user, automatically associating a geographic location with the captured visual content, automatically associating orientation data with the captured visual content, transmitting a data bundle comprising the captured visual content, the geographic location and the orientation data to a server, notifying a remote user about the data bundle on the server, in response to receiving an acceptance from the remote user, transmitting the data bundle from the server to a device associated with the remote user to create a virtual rendering of the real world location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: tagSpace Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Paul Simon Martin
  • Patent number: 10384078
    Abstract: A polymeric radiation-source with customized geometries to maximize receipt of radiation into treatment areas that is formed from either radioisotopes molecularly bonded to a polymer or radioisotopes encased within a polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: IP LIBERTY VISION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul T. Finger, Toby Welles, Jaime Simon
  • Patent number: 10354450
    Abstract: Provided herein are exemplary embodiments for generating a telelocation, including capturing visual content representing a real world location by a device associated with a user, automatically associating a geographic location with the captured visual content, automatically associating orientation data with the captured visual content, transmitting a data bundle comprising the captured visual content, the geographic location and the orientation data to a server, notifying a remote user about the data bundle on the server, in response to receiving an acceptance from the remote user, transmitting the data bundle from the server to a device associated with the remote user to create a virtual rendering of the real world location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: tagSpace Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Paul Simon Martin
  • Publication number: 20190168560
    Abstract: A longitudinal leaf spring device for suspending a motor vehicle body or chassis on a vehicle axle thereof. Leaf spring device including an elongated leaf spring unit, a coupling device connecting the leaf spring unit to the vehicle axle, and suspension unit arranged in a substantially vertical direction between a chassis and the axle. The suspension unit including suspension elements providing a spring-back force in the vertical direction and producing an active connection between the chassis and the axle when the distance between the chassis and axle exceeds a predetermined first deflection depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Wolfgang David, Paul Zandbergen, Thomas Gerhards, Ralf Hintzen, Marc Simon, Friedrich Peter Wolf-Monheim
  • Publication number: 20190148424
    Abstract: Device and method of forming a device are disclosed. The device includes a substrate with a transistor component disposed in a transistor region and a micro-electrical mechanical system (MEMS) component disposed on a membrane over a lower sensor cavity in a hybrid region. The MEMS component serves as thermoelectric-based infrared sensor, a thermopile line structure which includes an absorber layer disposed over a portion of oppositely doped first and second line segments. A back-end-of-line (BEOL) dielectric is disposed on the substrate having a plurality of inter layer dielectric (ILD) layers with metal and via levels. The ILD layers include metal lines and via contacts for interconnecting the components of the device. The metal lines in the metal levels are configured to define a BEOL or an upper sensor cavity over the lower sensor cavity, and metal lines of a first metal level of the BEOL dielectric are configured to define a geometry of the MEMS component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Piotr KROPELNICKI, Ilker Ender OCAK, Paul Simon PONTIN
  • Publication number: 20190137631
    Abstract: A system for determining a relative position associated to a first receiver and a second receiver includes a code module 402 configured to receive location data associated to the first receiver, receive location data associated to the second receiver, and determine a first estimate relative position associated to the first receiver and the second receiver; a float module 404 configured to determine a second estimate relative position associated to the first receiver and the second receiver at least partly from the first estimate relative position; a fix module 406 configured to determine a third estimate relative position associated to the first receiver and the second receiver at least partly from the second estimate relative position; and a sidereal module 408 configured to determine a fourth estimate relative position associated to the first receiver and the second receiver at least partly from the third estimate relative position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Ramesh Kumar Rayudu, Khoon Guan Seah, Jonathan Paul Simon Olds
  • Patent number: 10259837
    Abstract: A method of extracting at least one rhamnolipid compound from a rhamnolipid fermentation mixture, the method comprising the steps of: (a) admixing an inert adsorbing support with a rhamnolipid fermentation mixture; (b) dissolving the mixture in an organic solvent at a temperature higher than 31° C. and at a pressure higher than 73 bars; (c) separating at least one fatty compound; (d) adding a co-solvent to said organic solvent; (e) modifying temperature and/or pressure; (f) separating a first rhamnolipid compound; and (g) separating a second rhamnolipid compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond John Marriott, Paul Simon Stevenson
  • Patent number: 10212304
    Abstract: A document scanning device includes first and second image sensors spaced along a document path and positioned to scan first and second sides of an input document. A first driven belt is configured to receive the input document directly onto a first surface of the first driven belt and transports the document past the first image sensor, where a first side of the document is scanned. A second driven belt, horizontally spaced from the first driven belt, receives the document after it has been scanned by the second image sensor and transports the document to an output. The device is suited to scanning of a variety of substrates and document sizes, such as normal, small, rigid, or delicate documents as the document path can be substantially straight and provide support for the document during scanning allowing delicate, small or rigid documents to be scanned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael John Wilsher, Sebastián Rodrigo de Echaniz, Paul Simon Golding, Benjamin Thomas Thurnell
  • Patent number: 10199424
    Abstract: Device and method of forming a device are disclosed. The device includes a substrate with a transistor component disposed in a transistor region and a micro-electrical mechanical system (MEMS) component disposed on a membrane over a lower sensor cavity in a hybrid region. The MEMS component serves as thermoelectric-based infrared sensor, a thermopile line structure which includes an absorber layer disposed over a portion of oppositely doped first and second line segments. A back-end-of-line (BEOL) dielectric is disposed on the substrate having a plurality of inter layer dielectric (ILD) layers with metal and via levels. The ILD layers include metal lines and via contacts for interconnecting the components of the device. The metal lines in the metal levels are configured to define a BEOL or an upper sensor cavity over the lower sensor cavity, and metal lines of a first metal level of the BEOL dielectric are configured to define a geometry of the MEMS component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: MERIDIAN INNOVATION PTE LTD
    Inventors: Piotr Kropelnicki, Ilker Ender Ocak, Paul Simon Pontin
  • Publication number: 20190027522
    Abstract: Device and method of forming a device are disclosed. The device includes a substrate with a transistor component disposed in a transistor region and a micro-electrical mechanical system (MEMS) component disposed on a membrane over a lower sensor cavity in a hybrid region. The MEMS component serves as thermoelectric-based infrared sensor, a thermopile line structure which includes an absorber layer disposed over a portion of oppositely doped first and second line segments. A back-end-of-line (BEOL) dielectric is disposed on the substrate having a plurality of inter layer dielectric (ILD) layers with metal and via levels. The ILD layers include metal lines and via contacts for interconnecting the components of the device. The metal lines in the metal levels are configured to define a BEOL or an upper sensor cavity over the lower sensor cavity, and metal lines of a first metal level of the BEOL dielectric are configured to define a geometry of the MEMS component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Piotr KROPELNICKI, Ilker Ender OCAK, Paul Simon PONTIN
  • Patent number: 10182666
    Abstract: A refrigerated case includes an insulated ceiling member defining the top of a refrigerated space, and an end cap defining a front of the insulated ceiling member. The end cap includes an aperture having an opening at a bottom edge of the end cap. A mullion is arranged substantially normal to the insulated ceiling member. A mullion cap defines a front of the mullion and includes a tongue portion extending above the mullion. The tongue portion is arranged to fit within the aperture. The mullion cap and the end cap cooperate to define a first planar sealing surface. A door is pivotably attached to the refrigerated case and includes a second planar sealing surface that is engageable with the first planar sealing surface when the door is in a closed position to define a substantially air tight seal therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Zero Zone, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Simon, Eric Gray, Steve Searl, David A. Steele
  • Publication number: 20190019838
    Abstract: Device and method of forming the devices are disclosed. The method includes providing a substrate prepared with transistor and sensor regions. The substrate is processed by forming a lower sensor cavity in the substrate, filling the lower sensor cavity with a sacrificial material, forming a dielectric membrane in the sensor region, forming a transistor in the transistor region and forming a micro-electrical mechanical system (MEMS) component on the dielectric membrane in the sensor region. The method continues by forming a back-end-of-line (BEOL) dielectric having a plurality of interlayer dielectric (ILD) layers with metal and via levels disposed on the substrate for interconnecting the components of the device. The metal lines in the metal levels are configured to define an upper sensor cavity over the lower sensor cavity, and metal lines of a first metal level of the BEOL dielectric are configured to define a geometry of the MEMS component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Piotr KROPELNICKI, Ilker Ender OCAK, Paul Simon PONTIN
  • Patent number: 10166790
    Abstract: A printing device includes a print media pathway connecting a print media source with a marking component. A flexible member, positioned in the pathway, is deflected by a moving sheet of media to be printed by the marking component. A sensor system outputs a signal in response to a detected deflection of the flexible member. A weight output component outputs a weight-related value for the sheet based on the output signal. The weight-related value may correspond to one of a predefined set of print media weight ranges, each range associated with one or more respective settings for the printing device. An adjustment component adjusts the settings of the printing device based on the weight-related value. This allows the printing device to respond dynamically to changes in print media weight without the need to be provided with the weight of the print media currently installed in the printer by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael John Wilsher, Simon Neil Jowett, Paul Simon Golding, Stephen Canning
  • Publication number: 20180258467
    Abstract: Provided herein are media, methods, kits, primers and oligonucleotide probes for use in the molecular detection of pathogens. These may be used in combination for the rapid, high-throughput screening PCR-based techniques to simultaneously detect multiple pathogens. The multiplex-detection methods have improved sensitivity and specificity for the detection of multiple pathogens simultaneously. Real-time PCR assaying techniques using such primers include microarrays and multiplex arrays, the latter optionally simultaneously with oligonucleotide TaqMan probes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Cyrus Cody ZEGRATI, Michael Benjamin CENTOLA, Bobby Alfonso GRAMLING, Jr., Paul Simon SMITH
  • Patent number: 10046554
    Abstract: A feeding system in a printing apparatus is disclosed. For example, the feeding system includes a feed roll, a retard roll, a movable arm, a spring and a temperature dependent flexible material. The movable arm is coupled to the retard roll. The spring is coupled to the movable arm. The temperature dependent flexible material is located below the spring to move the retard roll towards the feed roll via the spring coupled to the end of the arm to maintain a nip force applied by the retard roll against the feed roll as a temperature in a location of the printing apparatus changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Sebastian Rodrigo de Echaniz, Benjamin Thomas Thurnell, Paul Simon Golding, Michael John Wilsher
  • Publication number: 20180215138
    Abstract: A feeding system in a printing apparatus is disclosed. For example, the feeding system includes a feed roll, a retard roll, a movable arm, a spring and a temperature dependent flexible material. The movable arm is coupled to the retard roll. The spring is coupled to the movable arm. The temperature dependent flexible material is located below the spring to move the retard roll towards the feed roll via the spring coupled to the end of the arm to maintain a nip force applied by the retard roll against the feed roll as a temperature in a location of the printing apparatus changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Sebastian Rodrigo de Echaniz, Benjamin Thomas Thurnell, Paul Simon Golding, Michael John Wilsher
  • Publication number: 20180205845
    Abstract: A document scanning device includes first and second image sensors spaced along a document path and positioned to scan first and second sides of an input document. A first driven belt is configured to receive the input document directly onto a first surface of the first driven belt and transports the document past the first image sensor, where a first side of the document is scanned. A second driven belt, horizontally spaced from the first driven belt, receives the document after it has been scanned by the second image sensor and transports the document to an output. The device is suited to scanning of a variety of substrates and document sizes, such as normal, small, rigid, or delicate documents as the document path can be substantially straight and provide support for the document during scanning allowing delicate, small or rigid documents to be scanned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michael John Wilsher, Sebastián Rodrigo de Echaniz, Paul Simon Golding, Benjamin Thomas Thurnell
  • Patent number: 10005637
    Abstract: An image rendering apparatus and method of operating a center tray of an image rendering apparatus. The image rendering apparatus includes a cavity, and a center tray having a home position located within the cavity and a retrieval position located outside the cavity. The image rendering apparatus further includes a retraction mechanism that is attached to the center tray and an interior wall of the cavity. The retraction mechanism is configured to allow for the extension of the center tray from the home position to the retrieval position, and from the retrieval position to the home position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Michael John Wilsher, Sebastián Rodrigo de Echaniz, Benjamin Thomas Thurnell, Paul Simon Golding
  • Patent number: 9974398
    Abstract: A display case includes a housing partially surrounding a display space, a door pivotably coupled to the housing and cooperating with the housing to further enclose the display space, and a hinge assembly for pivotably coupling the door to the housing. The hinge assembly includes a biasing member applying a biasing force on the door and a gear drive for adjusting a pre-tension force on the biasing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Zero Zone, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Simon