Patents by Inventor Robert Emmons

Robert Emmons 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: 20060083478
    Abstract: An integrated optical assembly including a light management component with an entry surface and a light delivery component having an exit surface attached to the entry surface of the light management component is disclosed The light management component and the light delivery component are attached together in a manner that defines voids between the entry surface of the light management component and the exit surface of the light delivery component. The voids between the light management component and the light delivery component may provide an air interface over substantial portions of the entry surface of the light management component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2005
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Inventors: Robert Emmons, David Lamb, Yaoqi Liu, Ying-Yuh Lu, Larry Meixner, Robert Moshrefzadeh, Richard Pokorny, Steven Rhyner, Philip Watson, Leland Whitney, Jie Yang
  • Publication number: 20050265029
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) array comprises an array of LEDs mounted to a substrate. The LEDs emit light in a direction generally perpendicular to the substrate. An optical sheet is disposed over the LEDs. At least a portion of light entering one side of the optical sheet from the LEDs is guided within the optical sheet in a direction generally parallel to the substrate. Light extraction features direct light from the optical sheet in a generally forward direction. Such an array is useful for several applications, including space lighting, direct information display and backlighting of liquid crystal displays. The light spreading effect of the optical sheet reduces the amount of black space between LED pixels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2004
    Publication date: December 1, 2005
    Inventors: Kenneth Epstein, Hung Tran, John Schultz, Robert Emmons
  • 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: 20040243441
    Abstract: A financial management system and method therefor enables an individual user to access and maintain healthcare records concerning encounters of an individual with a healthcare provider organization. The encounters include interactions of the individual with the healthcare provider organization that have a financial consequence. The financial management system includes an acquisition processor, a storage processor, a data processor, and an output processor. The acquisition processor receives, via electronic communication from a healthcare provider organization, information related to at least one healthcare encounter of an individual user. The storage processor stores the received healthcare encounter information. The data processor retrieves and processes the received healthcare encounter information to provide data, representing at least one record, indicating a history of encounters of the individual user with the healthcare provider organization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventors: Siegfried Bocionek, Robert Emmons Haskell
  • Publication number: 20030233251
    Abstract: A dictionary system provides a term repository supporting the operation of an enterprise, which dynamically updates its content in response to system use. An input processor acquires transaction message data in at least one of a plurality of different data formats. A data processor parses the acquired transaction message data to extract a term from the message data. The processor then compares the extracted term to terms in a first term repository. The first term repository is updated to include the extracted term if the extracted term is absent from said first term repository. A communication processor intermittently processes the content of said first term repository to be suitable for communication to a second term repository.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2003
    Publication date: December 18, 2003
    Inventors: Robert Emmons Haskell, John Andrew Heil, James Cassidy
  • Publication number: 20030233252
    Abstract: A system for providing a generic healthcare data repository includes an input processor for acquiring healthcare transaction message data in at least one of a plurality of different data formats. A data processor extracts message content type and patient associated identifier information from the transaction message data, processes the transaction message data for storage in a structured repository in a location specified using the patient associated identifier information. A storage processor stores the processed transaction message data in the structured repository.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2003
    Publication date: December 18, 2003
    Inventors: Robert Emmons Haskell, John Andrew Heil, James Cassidy
  • Publication number: 20030078813
    Abstract: A comprehensive database system employs common medical terms, vocabularies and identifiers in identifying organizational characteristics as well as location availability and suitability for delivering services by a particular physician to a patient with particular medical conditions via a user friendly display interface. A system for managing healthcare data including codes, terms and identifiers supports operation of a healthcare enterprise. The system includes a first database including healthcare data including elements common to a plurality of healthcare organizations and derived from a plurality of different sources. The healthcare data common elements support use of consistent terminology between the plurality of organizations. A processor provides at least a portion of the healthcare data in the first database to a second database employed by at least one of the plurality of organizations in response to user command. The second database also supports use of user selectable items of healthcare data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Inventors: Robert Emmons Haskell, Gary Hardel, Harold Kenneth Shumaker
  • Publication number: 20030078911
    Abstract: A comprehensive database system employs common medical terms, vocabularies and identifiers in identifying organizational characteristics as well as location availability and suitability for delivering services by a particular physician to a patient with particular medical conditions via a user friendly display interface. A system for providing healthcare related information comprises a database incorporating information identifying an encompassing organization and multiple constituent organizations of the encompassing organization including a constituent organization type identifier. The database information also incorporates location information identifying multiple locations in a constituent organization available to accommodate a patient for different purposes and includes a location type identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Inventors: Robert Emmons Haskell, Gary Hardel, Harold Kenneth Shumaker