Patents by Inventor Philip Gleckman

Philip Gleckman 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).

  • Publication number: 20180224160
    Abstract: A parabolic trough solar collector include a parabolic trough reflector extending in a longitudinal direction; and a frame supporting the reflector, the frame comprising at least one truss extending perpendicular to the longitudinal direction, the at least one truss comprising a plurality of wooden members connected at a plurality of joints, wherein: a first wooden member has a stiffness SWM1, a second wooden member has a stiffness SWM2, and a first joint that connects the first wooden member and the second wooden member together has a stiffness SJ1, and wherein: SWM1?2×SJ1, and SWM2?2×SJ1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: Sunvapor, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Roberto PERALTA PEREZ, Philip GLECKMAN, Justin RAADE
  • Patent number: 8035612
    Abstract: A self-contained interactive video display system. A projector projects a visual image onto a screen for displaying the visual image, wherein the projector projects the visual image onto a back side of the screen for presentation to a user on a front side of the screen. An illuminator illuminates an object near the front side of the screen. A camera detects interaction of an illuminated object with the visual image, wherein the screen is at least partially transparent to light detectable to the camera, allowing the camera to detect the illuminated object through the screen. A computer system directs the projector to change the visual image in response to the interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Holding 67 LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, Philip Gleckman, Joshua Zide, Helen Shaughnessy
  • Patent number: 8035624
    Abstract: A self-contained interactive video display system. A projector projects a visual image onto a screen for displaying the visual image, wherein the projector projects the visual image onto a back side of the screen for presentation to a user on a front side of the screen. An illuminator illuminates an object near the front side of the screen. A camera detects interaction of an illuminated object with the visual image, wherein the screen is at least partially transparent to light detectable to the camera, allowing the camera to detect the illuminated object through the screen. A computer system directs the projector to change the visual image in response to the interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Holding 67 LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, Philip Gleckman, Joshua Zide, Helen Shaughnessy
  • Patent number: 8035614
    Abstract: An interactive video window display system. A projector projects a visual image. A screen displays the visual image, wherein the projector projects the visual image onto a back side of the screen for presentation to a user on a front side of the screen, and wherein the screen is adjacent to a window. An illuminator illuminates an object on a front side of the window. A camera detects interaction of an illuminated object with the visual image, wherein the screen is at least partially transparent to light detectable by the camera, allowing the camera to detect the illuminated object through the screen. A computer system directs the projector to change the visual image in response to the interaction. The projector, the camera, the illuminator, and the computer system are located on the same side of the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Holding 67 LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, Philip Gleckman, Joshua Zide, Helen Shaughnessy
  • Patent number: 7710391
    Abstract: An interactive video window display system. A projector projects a visual image. A screen displays the visual image, wherein the projector projects the visual image onto a back side of the screen for presentation to a user on a front side of the screen, and wherein the screen is adjacent to a window. An illuminator illuminates an object on a front side of the window. A camera detects interaction of an illuminated object with the visual image, wherein the screen is at least partially transparent to light detectable by the camera, allowing the camera to detect the illuminated object through the screen. A computer system directs the projector to change the visual image in response to the interaction. The projector, the camera, the illuminator, and the computer system are located on the same side of the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, Philip Gleckman, Joshua Zide, Helen Shaughnessy
  • Patent number: 7587117
    Abstract: An optical device for collecting light and selectively outputting or concentrating the light. A layer has an optical index of refraction n1, and top, bottom and side surfaces defining an angel of inclination ?. A back surface spans the top, bottom and side surface. A first layer is coupled to the bottom surface of the layer and has an index of refraction n2. The first layer index n2 causes light input through the back surface of the layer to be preferentially output into the first layer. A second layer is coupled to the bottom of the first layer and selectively causes output of light into ambient. Additional layers, such as alight polarization layer, a polarization converting layer and a post LCD diffuser layer can be used to make preferential use of polarized light of diffuse light having passed through the LCD layer to enhance viewing of the output light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Roland Winston, Robert L. Holman, Benjamin A. Jacobson, Robert M. Emmons, Philip Gleckman
  • Patent number: 7424197
    Abstract: An optical device for collecting light and selectively outputting or concentrating the light. A layer has an optical index of referaction n1, and top, bottom and side surfaces defining an angel of inclination ?. A back surface spans the top, bottom and side surface. A first layer is coupled to the bottom surface of the layer and has an index of refraction n2. The first layer index n2 causes light input through the back surface of the layer to be preferentially output into the first layer. A second layer is coupled to the bottom of the first layer and selectively causes output of light into ambient. Additional layers, such as alight polarization layer, a polarization converting layer and a post LCD diffuser layer can be used to make preferential use of polarized light of diffuse light having passed through the LCD layer to enhance viewing of the output light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Roland Winston, Robert L. Holman, Benjamin A. Jacobson, Robert M. Emmons, Philip Gleckman
  • Patent number: 7418188
    Abstract: An optical device for collecting light and selectively outputting or concentrating the light. A layer has an optical index of referaction n1, and top, bottom and side surfaces defining an angle of inclination ?. A back surface spans the top, bottom and side surface. A first layer is coupled to the bottom surface of the layer and has an index of refraction n2. The first layer index n2 causes light input through the back surface of the layer to be preferentially output into the first layer. A second layer is coupled to the bottom of the first layer and selectively causes output of light into ambient. Additional layers, such, as alight polarization layer, a polarization converting layer and a post LCD diffuser layer can be used to make preferential use of polarized light of diffuse light having passed through the LCD layer to enhance viewing of the output light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Roland Winston, Robert L. Holman, Benjamin A. Jacobson, Robert M. Emmons, Philip Gleckman
  • Publication number: 20080150890
    Abstract: An interactive video window display system. A projector projects a visual image. A screen displays the visual image, wherein the projector projects the visual image onto a back side of the screen for presentation to a user on a front side of the screen, and wherein the screen is adjacent to a window. An illuminator illuminates an object on a front side of the window. A camera detects interaction of an illuminated object with the visual image, wherein the screen is at least partially transparent to light detectable by the camera, allowing the camera to detect the illuminated object through the screen. A computer system directs the projector to change the visual image in response to the interaction. The projector, the camera, the illuminator, and the computer system are located on the same side of the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, Philip Gleckman, Joshua Zide, Helen Shaughnessy
  • Publication number: 20080150913
    Abstract: A self-contained interactive video display system. A projector projects a visual image onto a screen for displaying the visual image, wherein the projector projects the visual image onto a back side of the screen for presentation to a user on a front side of the screen. An illuminator illuminates an object near the front side of the screen. A camera detects interaction of an illuminated object with the visual image, wherein the screen is at least partially transparent to light detectable to the camera, allowing the camera to detect the illuminated object through the screen. A computer system directs the projector to change the visual image in response to the interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, Philip Gleckman, Joshua Zide, Helen Shaughnessy
  • Patent number: 7277641
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multiple access space laser communications optical system. According to the present invention, multiple optical signals containing a number of channels are simultaneously received and demultiplexed at a multiple access communication device. Separate communication signals may be multiplexed by the multiple access communication device, and transmitted through the same or a different telescope optical assembly used to receive communication signals. Double-pass reflection is used to selectively polarize signals and to ensure that signals are substantial normal to optical bandpass filters, to avoid large shifts in the wavelengths transmitted by the optical bandpass filters. The system is capable of providing discrete communications with a number of communication endpoints, regardless of where the communication endpoints are located within the field of view of the telescope optical assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
    Inventor: Philip Gleckman
  • Patent number: 7209628
    Abstract: An optical device for collecting light and selectively outputting or concentrating the light. A layer has an optical index of refraction n1, and top, bottom and side surfaces defining an angel of inclination ?. A back surface spans the top, bottom and side surface. A first layer is coupled to the bottom surface of the layer and has an index of refraction n2. The first layer index n2 causes light input through the back surface of the layer to be preferentially output into the first layer. A second layer is coupled to the bottom of the first layer and selectively causes output of light into ambient. Additional layers, such as alight polarization layer, a polarization converting layer a and a post LCD diffuser layer can be used to make preferential use of polarized light of diffuse light having passed through the LCD layer to enhance viewing of the output light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Roland Winston, Robert L. Holman, Benjamin A. Jacobson, Robert M. Emmons, Philip Gleckman
  • Publication number: 20070036512
    Abstract: An optical device for collecting light and selectively outputting or concentrating the light. A layer has an optical index of referaction n1, and top, bottom and side surfaces defining an angel of inclination ?. A back surface spans the top, bottom and side surface. A first layer is coupled to the bottom surface of the layer and has an index of refraction n2. The first layer index n2 causes light input through the back surface of the layer to be preferentially output into the first layer. A second layer is coupled to the bottom of the first layer and selectively causes output of light into ambient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Inventors: Roland Winston, Robert Holman, Benjamin Jacobson, Robert Emmons, Philip Gleckman
  • Publication number: 20070025680
    Abstract: An optical device for collecting light and selectively outputting or concentrating the light. A layer has an optical index of referaction n1, and top, bottom and side surfaces defining an angel of inclination ?. A back surface spans the top, bottom and side surface. A first layer is coupled to the bottom surface of the layer and has an index of refraction n2. The first layer index n2 causes light input through the back surface of the layer to be preferentially output into the first layer. A second layer is coupled to the bottom of the first layer and selectively causes output of light into ambient. Additional layers, such as alight polarization layer, a polarization converting layer and a post LCD diffuser layer can be used to make preferential use of polarized light of diffuse light having passed through the LCD layer to enhance viewing of the output light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Roland Winston, Robert Holman, Benjamin Jacobson, Robert Emmons, Philip Gleckman
  • Publication number: 20060245718
    Abstract: An optical device for collecting light and selectively outputting or concentrating the light. A layer has an optical index of referaction n1, and top, bottom and side surfaces defining an angel of inclination ?. A back surface spans the top, bottom and-side surface. A first layer is coupled to the bottom surface of the layer and has an index of refraction n2. The first layer index n2 causes light input through the back surface of the layer to be preferentially output into the first layer. A second layer is coupled to the bottom of the first layer and selectively causes output of light into ambient. Additional layers, such, as alight polarization layer, a polarization converting layer and a post LCD diffuser layer can be used to make preferential use of polarized light of diffuse light having passed through the LCD layer to enhance viewing of the output light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Inventors: Roland Winston, Robert Holman, Benjamin Jacobson, Robert Emmons, Philip Gleckman
  • Patent number: 6993242
    Abstract: An optical device for collecting light and selectively outputting or concentrating the light. A layer has an optical index of referaction n1, and top, bottom and side surfaces defining an angel of inclination ?. A back surface spans the top, bottom and side surface. A first layer is coupled to the bottom surface of the layer and has an index of refraction n2. The first layer index n2 causes light input through the back surface of the layer to be preferentially output into the first layer. A second layer is coupled to the bottom of the first layer and selectively causes output of light into ambient. Additional layers, such as alight polarization layer, a polarization converting layer and a post LCD diffuser layer can be used to make preferential use of polarized light of diffuse light having passed through the LCD layer to enhance viewing of the output light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Roland Winston, Robert L. Holman, Benjamin A. Jacobson, Robert M. Emmons, Philip Gleckman
  • Publication number: 20050232572
    Abstract: An optical device for collecting light and selectively outputting or concentrating the light. A layer has an optical index of referaction n1, and top, bottom and side surfaces defining an angel of inclination ?. A back surface spans the top, bottom and side surface. A first layer is coupled to the bottom surface of the layer and has an index of refraction n2. The first layer index n2 causes light input through the back surface of the layer to be preferentially output into the first layer. A second layer is coupled to the bottom of the first layer and selectively causes output of light into ambient. Additional layers, such as alight polarization layer, a polarization converting layer a and a post LCD diffuser layer can be used to make preferential use of polarized light of diffuse light having passed through the LCD layer to enhance viewing of the output light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2005
    Publication date: October 20, 2005
    Inventors: Roland Winston, Robert Holman, Benjamin Jacobson, Robert Emmons, Philip Gleckman
  • Publication number: 20050162381
    Abstract: A self-contained interactive video display system. A projector projects a visual image onto a screen for displaying the visual image, wherein the projector projects the visual image onto a back side of the screen for presentation to a user on a front side of the screen. An illuminator illuminates an object near the front side of the screen. A camera detects interaction of an illuminated object with the visual image, wherein the screen is at least partially transparent to light detectable to the camera, allowing the camera to detect the illuminated object through the screen. A computer system directs the projector to change the visual image in response to the interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2004
    Publication date: July 28, 2005
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, Philip Gleckman, Joshua Zide, Helen Shaughnessy
  • Publication number: 20050122308
    Abstract: A self-contained interactive video display system. A flat-panel display screen displays a visual image for presentation to a user on a front side of the flat-panel display screen. A first illuminator illuminates the flat-panel display screen with visible light. A second illuminator illuminates an object. A camera detects interaction of an illuminated object with the visual image, wherein the camera is operable to view the object through the flat-panel display screen. A computer system directs the projector to change the visual image in response to the interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2004
    Publication date: June 9, 2005
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, Philip Gleckman, Joshua Zide, Helen Shaughnessy
  • Publication number: 20050110964
    Abstract: An interactive video window display system. A projector projects a visual image. A screen displays the visual image, wherein the projector projects the visual image onto a back side of the screen for presentation to a user on a front side of the screen, and wherein the screen is adjacent to a window. An illuminator illuminates an object on a front side of the window. A camera detects interaction of an illuminated object with the visual image, wherein the screen is at least partially transparent to light detectable by the camera, allowing the camera to detect the illuminated object through the screen. A computer system directs the projector to change the visual image in response to the interaction. The projector, the camera, the illuminator, and the computer system are located on the same side of the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2004
    Publication date: May 26, 2005
    Inventors: Matthew Bell, Philip Gleckman, Joshua Zide, Helen Shaughnessy