Patents by Inventor Serge Rutman

Serge Rutman 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: 8730152
    Abstract: A system for and method of reinitializing a screen controller of an electronic display device, such as an electrophoretic display, are disclosed. The system may comprise at least one computer processor associated with a screen controller of an electrophoretic display device, where the at least one computer processor may be configured to initialize screen controller registers, loading a waveform into the screen controller of the electrophoretic display device, copying previously stored screen image data stored in direct memory access to current storage of the screen controller; and executing an update process to efficiently reinitialize the screen controller of the electrophoretic display after panel power to the electrophoretic display is provided by at least one power source of the electrophoretic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Hare, Samson Huang, Garth Conboy, Serge Rutman, Genisim Tsilker
  • Patent number: 8554386
    Abstract: Techniques for providing localized power infrastructure and data infrastructure are disclosed. A transportable system for providing localized power infrastructure and data infrastructure can include: a data network service engine configured to function as a local data network service provider; a power generation engine configured to function as a local power service provider that generates and distributes power locally; a deployment engine configured to assist in deploying one or more components of the transportable system; and a maintenance engine configured to maintain operation and security of the transportable system. In some embodiments, multiple transportable systems can be deployed and then centrally monitored or controlled as a single, utility system and/or a single data delivery infrastructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Serge Rutman
  • Publication number: 20110301770
    Abstract: Techniques for providing localized power infrastructure and data infrastructure are disclosed. A transportable system for providing localized power infrastructure and data infrastructure can include: a data network service engine configured to function as a local data network service provider; a power generation engine configured to function as a local power service provider that generates and distributes power locally; a deployment engine configured to assist in deploying one or more components of the transportable system; and a maintenance engine configured to maintain operation and security of the transportable system. In some embodiments, multiple transportable systems can be deployed and then centrally monitored or controlled as a single, utility system and/or a single data delivery infrastructure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: Serge RUTMAN
  • Publication number: 20110225028
    Abstract: A system and method for establishing communication between an electronic device and at least one contact associated with electronic content presented at the electronic device. The system and method may comprise a presentation module configured to present electronic content at an electronic device, where the electronic content may be associated with contact information of at least one contact; an interactive module configured to receive at least one user command from an input at the electronic device; and a communication module configured to establish communication between the electronic device and the at least one contact regarding the presented electronic content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: Skiff LLC
    Inventor: Serge RUTMAN
  • Publication number: 20110216376
    Abstract: A system for and method of providing enhanced copy protection on a reader device in accordance with exemplary embodiments may include detecting orientation data that indicates an orientation of a display screen of the reader device with reference to a horizontal surface, processing the orientation data to determine whether the orientation of the display screen of the reader device is such that the display screen is facing and aligned with the horizontal surface, and restricting display of electronic content on the display screen of the reader device based on a determination that the display screen is facing and aligned with the horizontal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: SKIFF, INC.
    Inventor: Serge Rutman
  • Publication number: 20110153741
    Abstract: A system and method for cost effectively distributing electronic content is provided. The system for cost effectively distributing electronic content may comprise an inquiry module that may query one or more broadcast communication networks for network specific information. The system may further comprise an analysis module that may determine a cost of distributing the electronic content to one or more electronic reader devices over one or more broadcast communication networks using at least the network specific information. The system may also comprise a selection module that may select the one or more broadcast communication networks for distributing the electronic content based on the cost. The system may additionally comprise a distribution module that may broadcast the electronic content for distribution to the one or more electronic reader devices over one or more selected broadcast communication networks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: SKIFF, LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Le Chevalier, Serge Rutman
  • Publication number: 20110141126
    Abstract: An electronic device for rendering advertisements includes a processor; a network interface; a low-power display; and an executable computer program that is tangibly embodied on a computer readable medium. The computer code may: receive an indication that the electronic device is going to be put in a reduced power state; render a first advertisement on the low-power display before entering the reduced power state; and enter the reduced power state. The first advertisement may remain visible on the low-power display after the device enters the reduced power state. The low-power display may be an electrophoretic display. A method for rendering advertisements on an electronic device having a low-power display may include receiving an indication that the electronic device is going to be put in a reduced power state; rendering a first advertisement on the low-power display; and entering the reduced power state. The low-power display may be an electrophoretic display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: SKIFF, INC.
    Inventor: Serge Rutman
  • Publication number: 20110093788
    Abstract: A system and method for personalizing content for a mobile device is provided. The system for personalizing content for a mobile device may comprise an acquisition module that may capture user identifiable content associated with the current user of the mobile device. The acquisition module may be coupled to the mobile device. The system may also comprise a storage module that may store personalized content associated with one or more users of the mobile device. The system may additionally comprise a selection module that may receive the user identifiable content. The selection module may also compare the user identifiable content to the personalized content. The selection module may further determine the current user of the mobile device based on the user identifiable content. The selection module may additionally retrieve the personalized content directly associated with the current user of the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Applicant: FIRSTPAPER LLC
    Inventors: Serge RUTMAN, Vincent LE CHEVALIER
  • Publication number: 20110084979
    Abstract: A system for and method of controlling an electronic display, such as an electrophoretic display, using an integrated electronic paper display controller are disclosed. The system and method provide for transparent translation of standard image data into signals sufficient to drive such displays and implement the corresponding image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicant: FIRSTPAPER LLC
    Inventors: Serge RUTMAN, Samson HUANG, Tarik ISANI
  • Publication number: 20110088100
    Abstract: A system for and method of management of electronic content access are disclosed. The system and method provide for managing electronic content access including detecting, at an electronic paper display device, an event requiring electronic content access management. According to some embodiments, access may be disabled to one or more portions of electronic content for a user of the electronic paper display device based at least in part on the detection of an event requiring electronic content access management. In one or more embodiments, a notification may be sent to a user of an electronic paper display device based at least in part on the detection of an event requiring electronic content access management.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventor: Serge RUTMAN
  • Publication number: 20110087602
    Abstract: A system and method for purchases of stored electronic content stored on an electronic display device are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventor: Serge RUTMAN
  • Publication number: 20110080266
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling the power of an electronic reader device is provided. The system for controlling the power of an electronic reader device may comprise a computing apparatus that may receive a command from a host system to change the power state a power controller. The system may also comprise a computing apparatus that may adjust the power state of the power controller by using one or more registers. The system may further comprise a computing apparatus that may adjust the power of one or more power supplies. The system may additionally comprise a computing apparatus that may instruct a display controller to perform an operation based on the change of the power state of the power controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: FIRSTPAPER LLC
    Inventors: Serge Rutman, Khin Zaw
  • Publication number: 20110082743
    Abstract: A system for and method for presenting content at an electronic device with high viewing probability is presented. The system and method for displaying content at an electronic reader device may comprise an acquisition module for receiving a plurality of electronic content from one or more content sources via a network, an identification module for identifying a high-viewing probability event at a electronic reader device, a selection module for selecting at least some of the plurality of electronic content for presentation, and a presentation module for presenting the electronic content at the electronic reader device in association with the high-viewing probability event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: FIRSTPAPER LLC
    Inventor: Serge Rutman
  • Publication number: 20110080392
    Abstract: A system for and method of reinitializing a screen controller of an electronic display device, such as an electrophoretic display, are disclosed. The system may comprise at least one computer processor associated with a screen controller of an electrophoretic display device, where the at least one computer processor may be configured to initialize screen controller registers, loading a waveform into the screen controller of the electrophoretic display device, copying previously stored screen image data stored in direct memory access to current storage of the screen controller; and executing an update process to efficiently reinitialize the screen controller of the electrophoretic display after panel power to the electrophoretic display is provided by at least one power source of the electrophoretic display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: FIRSTPAPER LLC
    Inventors: Robert L. HARE, Samson HUANG, Garth CONBOY, Serge RUTMAN, Genisim TSILKER
  • Publication number: 20110072476
    Abstract: A system and method for broadcasting periodical content to one or more reader devices in accordance with exemplary embodiments may include receiving, from a content system, processed periodical content, determining a distribution schedule that indicates one or more scheduled times at which the processed periodical content is scheduled to be distributed to the one or more reader devices, and broadcasting, via a broadcast communication network, the processed periodical content for distribution to the one or more reader devices using a broadcast channel over the air in accordance with the distribution schedule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: FIRSTPAPER LLC
    Inventor: Serge RUTMAN
  • Publication number: 20110050560
    Abstract: A thin electronic reader device is provided. The electronic reader device may have a reduced thickness. The device may comprise a top case housing having a front side and a back side. The device may also comprise a bottom case housing having a front side and a back side. The front side of the bottom case housing may be removably attached to the back side of the top case housing. The device may further comprise an electronic paper display nested within the top case housing. The electronic paper display may be adapted to display viewable images. The device may additionally comprise an interactive screen that may be affixed to the front side of the top case housing. The interactive screen may be adapted to overlie the electronic paper display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: FIRSTPAPER LLC
    Inventors: Mark J. Foster, Muhammad Kashif Imam, Serge Rutman
  • Publication number: 20110001748
    Abstract: A system for and method of controlling an electronic display, such as an electrophoretic display, are disclosed. The system and method provide for transparent translation of standard image data into signals sufficient to drive such displays and implement the corresponding image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: FIRSTPAPER LLC
    Inventors: Serge RUTMAN, Samson HUANG
  • Publication number: 20100315399
    Abstract: A flexible electronic device and method of manufacture are disclosed. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a flexible electronic device includes a front; a back; and a plurality of layers disposed between the front and the back. A plurality of components, including processor, a memory, a display, a display driver, a battery, and a data interface, may be disposed on the layers. The flexible electronic device may also include a plurality of flex points so that the flexible electronic device can be flexed relative to each flex point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventors: Joseph M. Jacobson, Serge Rutman
  • Publication number: 20100313134
    Abstract: A system for and method for displaying content with spatial and temporal components at an electronic reader device is presented. The system and method comprise an acquisition module for receiving a plurality of electronic content from one or more content sources via a network, a storage module for storing the plurality of electronic content, a selection module for selecting at least some of the plurality of electronic content for presentation, and a presentation module for presenting the selected electronic content at the electronic reader device, wherein the presented electronic content comprises a spatially and temporally persistent component and a spatially persistent and temporally transient component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: FIRSTPAPER LLC
    Inventors: Serge Rutman, Mark Adkins
  • Publication number: 20090219261
    Abstract: A touch-sensitive system, and apparatus, and method of operation of the apparatus, are provided. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a light source module configured to emit light; and a deformable waveguide coupled to the light source module and configured to transmit the light or a deflected version of the light at a situs at which pressure external to the deformable waveguide is applied. The deformable waveguide may also be illuminated by the light. The apparatus may also include one or more sensors configured to detect information indicative of the light or the deflected version of the light at the situs, and output a signal in response to the detected information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventors: Joseph Jacobson, Serge Rutman, Jun-Bo Yoon