Patents by Inventor Robert Holman

Robert Holman 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: 10353210
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques for dynamically forming an optical component that automatically aligns with and changes positions with a scanning light beam to modify the wave front of the scanning light beam, such as collimating the scanning light beam. More specifically, a patterning beam that aligns with the scanning light beam may be scanned together with the scanning light beam to form the self-aligning and travelling optical component in an electro-optic material layer that is connected in serial with a photoconductive material layer to a voltage source, where the patterning beam optically modulates the impedance of the photoconductive material layer and therefore an electric field within the electro-optic material layer, the modulated electric field causing localized changes of refractive index in the electro-optic material layer to form the self-aligning and travelling optical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: John Wyrwas, Robert Holman, Russell Gruhlke, Khurshid Alam, Kebin Li
  • Patent number: 10346624
    Abstract: Computationally implemented methods and systems include acquiring an image that includes a depiction of a feature of one or more entities, attaining identification of a particular entity of the one or more entities for which the depiction of the feature is present in the image, and obtaining relationship data that indicates whether the particular entity has a relationship with a device that facilitated acquisition of the image. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Pablos Holman, Roderick A. Hyde, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud
  • Patent number: 10346899
    Abstract: Computationally implemented methods and systems include acquiring user preference information of a user that indicates one or more customized food preferences of the user including at least one or more ingredient integrity preferences related to integrity of one or more ingredients; determining that there is no capable automated customized food generation machine present in nearby vicinity of the user that is able to currently generate one or more customized food items in compliance with the one or more customized food preferences of the user; and identifying one or more substitute automated customized food generation machines present in the nearby vicinity of the user that are able to currently generate at least one substitute customized food item that is only in partial compliance with the one or more customized food preferences of the user. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Pablos Holman, Mark A. Malamud, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Robert C. Petroski, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Max R. Levchin, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord
  • Patent number: 10289863
    Abstract: Computationally implemented methods and systems include acquiring a block of encrypted data that corresponds to an image that has been encrypted through use of a unique device code associated with an image capture device configured to capture the image that includes a representation of a feature of an entity, obtaining a privacy metadata that corresponds to a detection of a privacy beacon in the image, said at least one image captured by the image capture device, said privacy beacon associated with the entity, and determining, at least partly based on the obtained privacy metadata, and partly based on a calculation related to the block of encrypted data that corresponds to the whether to allow one or more processes related to the encrypted data block. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Pablos Holman, Roderick A. Hyde, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud
  • Publication number: 20180249594
    Abstract: A drive apparatus is provided which comprising a ducting piece coupled to a drive comprises an air vent. The base of the ducting piece is open to receive exhaust gases from the drive and the ducting piece then diverts these gases horizontally. A system may be provided comprises a plurality of such apparatuses, with the ducting pieces coupled to one another to pass the gases along a horizontal pathway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Richard Samuel GIBSON, Jonathan Robert HOLMAN-WHITE, Robert Gwyn WILLIAMS
  • Publication number: 20180107007
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques for dynamically forming an optical component that automatically aligns with and changes positions with a scanning light beam to modify the wave front of the scanning light beam, such as collimating the scanning light beam. More specifically, a patterning beam that aligns with the scanning light beam may be scanned together with the scanning light beam to form the self-aligning and travelling optical component in an electro-optic material layer that is connected in serial with a photoconductive material layer to a voltage source, where the patterning beam optically modulates the impedance of the photoconductive material layer and therefore an electric field within the electro-optic material layer, the modulated electric field causing localized changes of refractive index in the electro-optic material layer to form the self-aligning and travelling optical component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: John Wyrwas, Robert Holman, Russell Gruhlke, Khurshid Alam, Kebin Li
  • Publication number: 20170248719
    Abstract: A method is herein presented to statistically combine multiple seismic attributes for generating a map of the spatial density of fractures. According to an embodiment a first step involves interpreting the formation of interest in 3D seismic volume first to create its time structure map. The second step is creating depth structure of the formation of interest from its time structure map. In this application geostatistical methods have been used for depth conversional, although other methods could be used instead. The third step is extraction of a number of attributes, such as phase, frequency and amplitudes, from the time structure map. The next step is to project the fracture density onto the top of the target formation. The final step is to combine these attributes using a statistical method known as Multi-variant non-linear regression to predict fracture density.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: ROBERT HOLMAN, PRIYANK JAISWAL
  • Patent number: 9398682
    Abstract: There is described an electronic assembly comprising a structure and a printed circuit board (PCB) connected to the structure to form a duct. The PCB has a first side arranged to receive one or more heat-generating components, and a second side. The PCB comprises one or more apertures formed therein. The electronic assembly further comprises airflow generating means arranged to generate an airflow along the duct and along the second side of the PCB such that air is forced through the one or more apertures. By forming a duct beneath a PCB and allowing air to be forced through apertures formed in the PCB, more efficient cooling of components on the PCB may be achieved. For example, the position of the apertures may be tailored such that specific components, or specific parts of components, may be exposed to airflow through the apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: CONTROL TECHNIQUES LIMITED
    Inventors: Shashikant Dhondopant Patil, Vinayak Lata Kurkure, Jonathan Robert Holman-White
  • Patent number: 9170474
    Abstract: A projector can include a projection lens that is positioned substantially one focal length away from a spatial light modulator. The projector may also include a non-imaging optic configured to illuminate the spatial light modulator. The non-imaging optic may include a light emitter and an etendue-preserving reflector. The projector can be configured to project an image created by the spatial light modulator at a distance using light from the non-imaging optic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Holman, Matthew Brian Sampsell
  • Patent number: 9134591
    Abstract: A projector can include a projection lens that is positioned substantially one focal length away from a spatial light modulator. The projector may also include a non-imaging optic configured to illuminate the spatial light modulator. The non-imaging optic may include a light emitter and an etendue-preserving reflector. The projector can be configured to project an image created by the spatial light modulator at a distance using light from the non-imaging optic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Holman, Matthew Brian Sampsell
  • Publication number: 20140355211
    Abstract: There is described an electronic assembly comprising a structure and a printed circuit board (PCB) connected to the structure to form a duct. The PCB has a first side arranged to receive one or more heat-generating components, and a second side. The PCB comprises one or more apertures formed therein. The electronic assembly further comprises airflow generating means arranged to generate an airflow along the duct and along the second side of the PCB such that air is forced through the one or more apertures. By forming a duct beneath a PCB and allowing air to be forced through apertures formed in the PCB, more efficient cooling of components on the PCB may be achieved. For example, the position of the apertures may be tailored such that specific components, or specific parts of components, may be exposed to airflow through the apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Control Techniques Limited
    Inventors: Shashikant Dhondopant Patil, Vinayak Lata Kurkure, Jonathan Robert Holman-White
  • Publication number: 20140158197
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus that can generate PV power and simultaneously provide artificial lighting. The devices disclosed herein include a first optical structure having a plurality of focusing elements that can collect and focus ambient light onto a first set of light redirecting elements that is optically coupled to one or more photovoltaic (PV) cells. The devices also include one or more illumination sources that are optically coupled to a light guide including a second set of light redirecting elements that can direct light from the one or more illumination sources out of the device to provide artificial lighting. The devices further include a second optical structure disposed below the first optical structure such that the one or more illumination sources and the one or more PV cells are disposed along the edges of the first or the second optical structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Anne C. Rubenstein, Fan Yang, Gaurav Sethi, Russell W. Gruhlke, Robert Holman, Ying Zhou
  • Publication number: 20130343051
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for a beam pattern projection device that includes a modulating array of light sources. In one aspect, the beam pattern projection device may include a lens. The array of light sources can be positioned such that its output plane is substantially one focal length away from the lens along the optical axis. The output of the array of light sources can be controllable to create an adjustable beam pattern out of a plurality of possible beam patterns that are each associated with a power level of each light source in the array of light sources. The device can project at a distance the adjustable beam pattern created by the array of light sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: QUALCOMM MEMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Holman, Matt Sampsell
  • Publication number: 20130343053
    Abstract: A projector can include a projection lens that is positioned substantially one focal length away from a spatial light modulator. The projector may also include a non-imaging optic configured to illuminate the spatial light modulator. The non-imaging optic may include a light emitter and an etendue-preserving reflector. The projector can be configured to project an image created by the spatial light modulator at a distance using light from the non-imaging optic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: QUALCOMM MEMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Holman, Matt Sampsell
  • Publication number: 20130242494
    Abstract: A drive unit for housing components of a drive system for an electrical machine, such as an electric motor, comprises a cabinet having opposed first and second relatively narrow faces and a wide face between them. An interface for inputting and deriving data is mounted on a bracket to the unit and faces in the same direction as the wide face. The unit can be installed conveniently in situations in which depth is limited, while at the same time enabling the drive unit to be programmed and set in a convenient way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: CONTROL TECHNIQUES LTD
    Inventor: Jonathan Robert Holman
  • Publication number: 20130020050
    Abstract: An adaptor is provided for use with the heat sink, said heat sink comprising a base for contacting a heat source and a plurality of protrusions extending from said base. The adaptor itself comprises a base and a structure projecting therefrom. The structure is arranged to mate with one or more protrusions on the heat sink to enable heat transfer by conduction from the heat sink to the adaptor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Jonathan Robert Holman
  • Publication number: 20080030984
    Abstract: For mixing different light colors from different LEDs or energized phosphors, an elongated mixing tunnel is used having a reflective inner surface. LEDs of different colors are optically coupled along the length of the mixing tunnel and at a first end of the tunnel. Light coupled along the length of the tunnel is reflected by an angled dichroic mirror that selectively reflects the incoming color light towards a single output port of the mixing tunnel. The dichroic mirror passes all other colors of light being transmitted towards the output port of the tunnel. Two, three, or more colors of LEDs can be used. Efficient and compact ways to energize phosphors are also described. Other optical techniques are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Applicant: PHILIPS LUMILEDS LIGHTING COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Gerard Harbers, Laurie Scheffel, Matthijs Keuper, Robert Holman
  • Publication number: 20070211449
    Abstract: A compact and efficient optical illumination system featuring planar multi-layered LED light source arrays concentrating their polarized or un-polarized output within a limited angular range. The optical system manipulates light emitted by a planar array of electrically-interconnected LED chips positioned within the input apertures of a corresponding array of shaped metallic reflecting bins using at least one of elevated prismatic films, polarization converting films, micro-lens arrays and external hemispherical or ellipsoidal reflecting elements. Practical applications of the LED array illumination systems include compact LCD or DMD video image projectors, as well as general lighting, automotive lighting, and LCD backlighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Inventors: Robert Holman, Arthur Cox
  • 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