Patents by Inventor Richard H. Krukar

Richard H. Krukar 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: 20180275944
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and processor-readable media for supporting bidirectional communications and data sharing. One or more wireless hand held devices can be registered with one or more controllers associated with one or more multimedia displays. One or more profile icons can be selected for use as a cursor(s) during interaction of the wireless hand held device(s) with one or more multimedia display(s) during rendering of an event as data on the multimedia display(s). Supplemental data can be provided from the multimedia display(s) and/or a remote database to the wireless hand held device(s) based on a selection of the data rendered on the multimedia display(s) marked by the cursor utilizing the wireless hand held device(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Kermit D. Lopez, Luis M. Ortiz, Richard H. Krukar
  • Patent number: 9965237
    Abstract: Methods, systems and processor-readable media for supporting bidirectional communications and data sharing. One or more wireless hand held devices can be registered with one or more controllers associated with one or more multimedia displays. One or more profile icons can be selected for use as a cursor(s) during interaction of the wireless hand held device(s) with one or more multimedia display(s) during rendering of an event as data on the multimedia display(s). Supplemental data can be provided from the multimedia display(s) and/or a remote database to the wireless hand held device(s) based on a selection of the data rendered on the multimedia display(s) marked by the cursor utilizing the wireless hand held device(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Flick Intelligence, LLC
    Inventors: Kermit D. Lopez, Luis M. Ortiz, Richard H. Krukar
  • Publication number: 20170188567
    Abstract: A convenient electronic sound producing device is an electronic sound producing device that is physically configured to be easy to use in the field. A control module faces the use while the sound is projected away from the user. A pistol grip can be used to ease holding and using the call. A remote can further ease operation and allow control from a distance. A timer allows for nearly autonomous operation. Control modules can be fixed to a firearm, bow, crossbow, or camera to minimize the user's movement while simultaneously calling and preparing for a shot. A pinning hole or a stake can allow for reliably fixing the sound producing device to a surface, to vegetation, or to other objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Edward J. Sceery, Richard H. Krukar
  • Publication number: 20160378420
    Abstract: Methods, systems and processor-readable media for supporting bidirectional communications and data sharing. One or more wireless hand held devices can be registered with one or more controllers associated with one or more multimedia displays. One or more profile icons can be selected for use as a cursor(s) during interaction of the wireless hand held device(s) with one or more multimedia display(s) during rendering of an event as data on the multimedia display(s). Supplemental data can be provided from the multimedia display(s) and/or a remote database to the wireless hand held device(s) based on a selection of the data rendered on the multimedia display(s) marked by the cursor utilizing the wireless hand held device(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Kermit D. Lopez, Luis M. Ortiz, Richard H. Krukar
  • Patent number: 9465451
    Abstract: Method, system and computer program product for displaying additional information about a displayed point of interest. A region region within a particular frame of a display can be selected to access additional information about a point of interest associated with the region. The additional information can be displayed on a secondary display, in response to selecting the region within the particular frame of the display to access the additional information about the point of interested associated with the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Flick Intelligence, LLC
    Inventors: Luis M. Ortiz, Richard H. Krukar, Kermit D. Lopez
  • Patent number: 9459762
    Abstract: Methods, systems and processor-readable media for supporting bidirectional communications and data sharing. One or more wireless hand held devices can be registered with one or more controllers associated with one or more multimedia displays. One or more profile icons can be selected for use as a cursor(s) during interaction of the wireless hand held device(s) with one or more multimedia display(s) during rendering of an event as data on the multimedia display(s). Supplemental data can be provided from the multimedia display(s) and/or a remote database to the wireless hand held device(s) based on a selection of the data rendered on the multimedia display(s) marked by the cursor utilizing the wireless hand held device(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Flick Intelligence, LLC
    Inventors: Kermit D. Lopez, Luis M. Ortiz, Richard H. Krukar
  • Publication number: 20160182971
    Abstract: Method, system and computer program product for providing additional information to a handheld device (HHD) about a displayed point of interest in video programming displayed on a multimedia display. A image of the video programming captured by a HHD camera can be used at a remote server to identify the video programming by matching it with archived programming. If identified, additional information related to the video programming can be obtained/provided. A region within a particular frame of displayed video programming can be selected at the HHD to access additional information about a point of interest associated with the region. The additional information can be displayed on the HHD or a secondary display, in response to selecting the region to access the additional information from a remote server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Luis M. Ortiz, Richard H. Krukar, Kermit D. Lopez
  • Publication number: 20150015361
    Abstract: A convenient electronic sound producing device is an electronic sound producing device that is physically configured to be easy to use in the field. A control module faces the use while the sound is projected away from the user. A pistol grip can be used to ease holding and using the call. A remote can further ease operation and allow control from a distance. A timer allows for nearly autonomous operation. Control modules can be fixed to a firearm, bow, crossbow, or camera to minimize the user's movement while simultaneously calling and preparing for a shot. A pinning hole or a stake can allow for reliably fixing the sound producing device to a surface, to vegetation, or to other objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Edward J. Sceery, Richard H. Krukar
  • Publication number: 20140344719
    Abstract: Methods, systems and processor-readable media for supporting bidirectional communications and data sharing. One or more wireless hand held devices can be registered with one or more controllers associated with one or more multimedia displays. One or more profile icons can be selected for use as a cursor(s) during interaction of the wireless hand held device(s) with one or more multimedia display(s) during rendering of an event as data on the multimedia display(s). Supplemental data can be provided from the multimedia display(s) and/or a remote database to the wireless hand held device(s) based on a selection of the data rendered on the multimedia display(s) marked by the cursor utilizing the wireless hand held device(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Kermit D. Lopez, Luis M. Ortiz, Richard H. Krukar
  • Patent number: 8751942
    Abstract: Methods, systems and processor-readable media for supporting bidirectional communications and data sharing. One or more wireless hand held devices can be registered with one or more controllers associated with one or more multimedia displays. One or more profile icons can be selected for use as a cursor(s) during interaction of the wireless hand held device(s) with one or more multimedia display(s) during rendering of an event as data on the multimedia display(s). Supplemental data can be provided from the multimedia display(s) and/or a remote database to the wireless hand held device(s) based on a selection of the data rendered on the multimedia display(s) marked by the cursor utilizing the wireless hand held device(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: FlickIntel, LLC
    Inventors: Kermit D. Lopez, Luis M. Ortiz, Richard H. Krukar
  • Publication number: 20130080916
    Abstract: Methods, systems and processor-readable media for supporting bidirectional communications and data sharing. One or more wireless hand held devices can be registered with one or more controllers associated with one or more multimedia displays. One or more profile icons can be selected for use as a cursor(s) during interaction of the wireless hand held device(s) with one or more multimedia display(s) during rendering of an event as data on the multimedia display(s). Supplemental data can be provided from the multimedia display(s) and/or a remote database to the wireless hand held device(s) based on a selection of the data rendered on the multimedia display(s) marked by the cursor utilizing the wireless hand held device(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Kermit D. Lopez, Luis M. Ortiz, Richard H. Krukar
  • Publication number: 20120167001
    Abstract: Method, system and computer program product for displaying additional information about a displayed point of interest. A region region within a particular frame of a display can be selected to access additional information about a point of interest associated with the region. The additional information can be displayed on a secondary display, in response to selecting the region within the particular frame of the display to access the additional information about the point of interested associated with the region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Luis M. Ortiz, Richard H. Krukar, Kermit D. Lopez
  • Publication number: 20120139839
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and processor-readable media for selecting a region within a particular frame of video content to access additional information about an area of interest associated with the region within the particular frame, and displaying the additional information, in response to selecting the region associated with the particular frame of video content to access the additional information about the area of interest associated with the region within the particular frame. A selection packed can be generated, which includes frame selection data associated with the particular frame of video content. The frame selection data can include data that is sufficient to identify the particular frame of video content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Richard H. Krukar, Luis M. Ortiz, Kermit D. Lopez
  • Publication number: 20120106924
    Abstract: Video content is a time varying presentation of scenes or video frames. Each frame can contain a number of scene elements such as actors, foreground items, background items, or other items. A person enjoying video content can select a scene element by specifying a screen coordinate while the video content plays. Frame specification data identifies the specific frame or scene being displayed when the coordinate is selected. The coordinate in combination with the frame specification data is sufficient to identify the scene element that the person has chosen. Information about the scene element can then be presented to the person. An annotation database can relate the scene elements to the frame specification data and coordinates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Richard H. Krukar, Luis M. Ortiz, Kermit D. Lopez
  • Publication number: 20110213830
    Abstract: An intellectual property docketing and management method and system. A network server is associated with a SaaS (Software as a Service) docketing module and a database for storing docket matters, such as data associated with patent and/or trademark filings before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. The network server can be accessed over a data network (e.g., the Internet) via at least one remote client to enter, update and review via said docketing module, the status of docket matters sorted and stored in said database by said docketing module by at least a client name, a client docket number, an activity and a target date for completion of said activity. A client matter status can be automatically delivered at predetermined intervals via network automated and electronic delivery from said network server to said at least one remote client via said docketing module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventors: Kermit D. Lopez, Luis M. Ortiz, Richard H. Krukar
  • Publication number: 20040181768
    Abstract: Methods and computer program for determining a model pattern of a diffracting structure for use in semiconductor metrology, in which methods a series of process steps to be employed in fabrication of a diffracting structure, such as a diffracting structure fabricated on a semiconductor substrate employing a lithographic process, are specified, and each such specified process step is successively simulated to produce a model pattern of the diffracting structure. The methods further provides for generation of libraries of model patterns and simulated diffraction signatures based thereon, and optionally further provides for comparing diffraction signatures of measured diffracting structures to simulated diffraction signatures of members of the set of model patterns of the diffracting structure, selection of one or more close match simulated diffraction signatures, and deriving one or more parameters associated with the measured diffracting structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Inventor: Richard H. Krukar
  • Patent number: 6728663
    Abstract: A method of pruning a reference library of signatures and corresponding known structure parameter vectors, each signature composed of a reference signal vector, including, for a given reference signal vector, interpolating a parameter vector and deleting the given reference signal vector and the corresponding parameter vector for a sufficiently small interpolation error. Also a method of accessing an indexed reference library of signatures and corresponding known structure parameter vectors, each signature comprising a reference signal vector, including acquiring an unknown signal, calculating an index vector for the unknown signal; determining error between the index vector for the unknown signal and a calculated reference signal index vector of the library; and thereby identifying as a match candidate for the unknown signal a reference signal vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Accent Optical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H. Krukar, Christopher J. Raymond, Scott R. Wilson, Steve W. Farrer
  • Publication number: 20020046008
    Abstract: A method of pruning a reference library of signatures and corresponding known structure parameter vectors, each signature comprising a reference signal vector, comprising: for a given reference signal vector, interpolating a parameter vector assuming that the given reference signal vector and its corresponding parameter vector were deleted from the reference library; and deleting the given reference signal vector and the corresponding parameter vector if an interpolation error between the corresponding parameter vector and the interpolated parameter vector is less than a threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2001
    Publication date: April 18, 2002
    Inventors: Richard H. Krukar, Christopher J. Raymond, Scott R. Wilson, Steve W. Farrer
  • Patent number: 5867276
    Abstract: An optical scatterometer system enables analysis of a sample material at various wavelengths without rotating or otherwise moving the sample material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Assignee: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. McNeil, Scott R. Wilson, Richard H. Krukar
  • Patent number: 5847690
    Abstract: A unitary display and sensing device integrates liquid crystal display module elements of a liquid crystal display module for detecting input on a flat panel display screen with the capability for digitizing the detected inputs. In accordance with an illustrative embodiment of the present invention, display elements of a liquid crystal display module are modified to sense input on the display screen. An electrical signal is applied to modified display elements of the liquid crystal display module so that contact with a surface portion of the display screen produces an output signal indicative of its location. The integrated display and sensing device is active matrix addressed for finger input, but may also incorporate display systems for active pen input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1998
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Albert Boie, Richard Alan Gottscho, Allan Robert Kmetz, Richard H. Krukar, Po-Yen Lu, John Robert Morris, Jr.