Patents by Inventor Stephen Decker

Stephen Decker 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: 10308000
    Abstract: A method of making a composite part comprises covering a mold tool for a composite part with a parting film, the parting film comprising a polymer sheet and a pressure sensitive adhesive. The parting film is positioned so that the polymer sheet is between the mold tool and the pressure sensitive adhesive. At least one layer of pre-preg is layed up on the parting film covering the mold tool to form a layed-up composite part. The pre-preg comprises an adhesive. The layed-up composite part is removed from the parting film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Hardik Dalal, Alain A. Adjorlolo, Adam F. Gross, Elena M. Sherman, John J. Vajo, Andrew P. Nowak, Brad Andrew Coxon, Kurtis Willden, Daniel M. Rotter, Stephen Lee Metschan, Berryinne Decker
  • Patent number: 9880704
    Abstract: Exemplary methods, apparatuses, and systems receive a reply or forward command for a selected email message in an email user interface, determine that the email user interface is in full screen mode and that the selected email message is at least partially outside of a visible area of the email user interface, and display a composition window in response to the command, wherein the displaying includes a sequence of images to create the illusion of the composition window sliding up from the bottom of the screen. In an example, a user interface includes a collapsible panel of mailboxes and folders, and a separate and independent favorites bar including a plurality of the mailboxes and folders. One of the mailboxes and folders in the favorites bar may be a hierarchical folder that includes a subfolder that is accessible via a drop down menu from the hierarchical folder in the favorites bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Angela Guzman, Bas Ording, Brendan Langoulant, Daniel Shteremberg, Patrick Lee Coffman, Stephen Decker, Stephen O. Lemay
  • Patent number: 9824314
    Abstract: Exemplary methods, apparatuses, and systems determine that an indication that a received message was sent in response to another message is present in the received message, parse a stored message, in response to the indication being present, for at least a partial match between a subject of the received message and contents of a subject of the stored message, and for at least a partial match between sender and recipient participants of the received message and sender and recipient participants of the stored message, and display the received message as grouped with the stored message. A further exemplary feature includes parsing text of the received message for text that is redundant of text of the stored message, determining that a minimum threshold of consecutive matching characters has been reached, and displaying the received message with the consecutive matching characters at least partially hidden from view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alicia Thorsen, Karl Hsu, Simon Bovet, Neil Jhaveri, Nick Woods, Brendan Langoulant, Jonathan Michael Deutsch, Angela Guzman, Stephen O. Lemay, Patrick L. Coffman, Stephen Decker, Judy Halchin
  • Publication number: 20140164949
    Abstract: Exemplary methods, apparatuses, and systems receive a reply or forward command for a selected email message in an email user interface, determine that the email user interface is in full screen mode and that the selected email message is at least partially outside of a visible area of the email user interface, and display a composition window in response to the command, wherein the displaying includes a sequence of images to create the illusion of the composition window sliding up from the bottom of the screen. In an example, a user interface includes a collapsible panel of mailboxes and folders, and a separate and independent favorites bar including a plurality of the mailboxes and folders. One of the mailboxes and folders in the favorites bar may be a hierarchical folder that includes a subfolder that is accessible via a drop down menu from the hierarchical folder in the favorites bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Angela Guzman, Bas Ording, Brendan Langoulant, Daniel Shteremberg, Patrick Lee Coffman, Stephen Decker, Stephen O. Lemay
  • Patent number: 8689116
    Abstract: Exemplary methods, apparatuses, and systems receive a reply or forward command for a selected email message in an email user interface and display a composition window in response to the command, wherein the displaying includes a sequence of images to create the illusion of the composition window popping out of the selected email message, the sequence of images including an initial image that is a copy of the selected email message, a final image of the composition window including an editable body, and at least one image between the initial image and the final image that has characteristics of both the initial and final images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Angela Guzman, Bas Ording, Brendan Langoulant, Daniel Shteremberg, Patrick L. Coffman, Stephen Decker, Stephen O. Lemay
  • Publication number: 20120185781
    Abstract: Exemplary methods, apparatuses, and systems receive a reply or forward command for a selected email message in an email user interface and display a composition window in response to the command, wherein the displaying includes a sequence of images to create the illusion of the composition window popping out of the selected email message, the sequence of images including an initial image that is a copy of the selected email message, a final image of the composition window including an editable body, and at least one image between the initial image and the final image that has characteristics of both the initial and final images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Angela Guzman, Bas Ording, Brendan Langoulant, Daniel Shteremberg, Patrick L. Coffman, Stephen Decker, Stephen O. Lemay
  • Publication number: 20120185797
    Abstract: Exemplary methods, apparatuses, and systems determine that an indication that a received message was sent in response to another message is present in the received message, parse a stored message, in response to the indication being present, for at least a partial match between a subject of the received message and contents of a subject of the stored message, and for at least a partial match between sender and recipient participants of the received message and sender and recipient participants of the stored message, and display the received message as grouped with the stored message. A further exemplary feature includes parsing text of the received message for text that is redundant of text of the stored message, determining that a minimum threshold of consecutive matching characters has been reached, and displaying the received message with the consecutive matching characters at least partially hidden from view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Alicia Thorsen, Karl Hsu, Simon Bovet, Neil Jhaveri, Nick Woods, Brendan Langoulant, Jonathan Michael Deutsch, Angela Guzman, Stephen O. Lemay, Patrick L. Coffman, Stephen Decker, Judy Halchin
  • Patent number: 8060280
    Abstract: A control system for safety deployment. The control system includes a processor, a first imaging sensor, and a second imaging sensor. The first and second imaging sensor are in electrical communication with the processor. The processor generates a safety system activation decision based on two-dimensional information received from the first imaging sensor and three-dimensional information based on the first and second imaging sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Autoliv ASP, Inc.
    Inventors: Salah Hadi, Stephen Decker
  • Patent number: 7898400
    Abstract: A system for determining when a vehicle is departing from the current lane. The system includes a processor, an imaging sensor, and an inertial sensor assembly. The imaging sensor is in electrical communication with the processor to provide a vehicle position signal and a preceding lane structure. The inertial sensor assembly is in electrical communication with processor to provide acceleration and rotational information about the vehicle. Based on a combination of the vehicle position, the preceding lane structure, the acceleration information, and the rotational information, the processor generates a warning signal to alert the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Autoliv ASP, Inc.
    Inventors: Salah Hadi, Stephen Decker
  • Publication number: 20090256692
    Abstract: A system for determining when a vehicle is departing from the current lane. The system includes a processor, an imaging sensor, and an inertial sensor assembly. The imaging sensor is in electrical communication with the processor to provide a vehicle position signal and a preceding lane structure. The inertial sensor assembly is in electrical communication with processor to provide acceleration and rotational information about the vehicle. Based on a combination of the vehicle position, the preceding lane structure, the acceleration information, and the rotational information, the processor generates a warning signal to alert the driver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventors: Salah Hadi, Stephen Decker
  • Publication number: 20090259368
    Abstract: A control system for safety deployment. The control system includes a processor, a first imaging sensor, and a second imaging sensor. The first and second imaging sensor are in electrical communication with the processor. The processor generates a safety system activation decision based on two-dimensional information received from the first imaging sensor and three-dimensional information based on the first and second imaging sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventors: Salah Hadi, Stephen Decker
  • Patent number: 7406412
    Abstract: A process that allocates bits for quantizing spectral components in a perceptual coding system is performed more efficiently by obtaining an accurate estimate of the optimal value for one or more coding parameters that are used in the bit allocation process. In one implementation for a perceptual audio coding system, an accurate estimate of an offset from a calculated psychoacoustic masking curve is derived by selecting an initial value for the offset, calculating the number of bits that would be allocated if the initial offset were used for coding, and estimating the optimum value of the offset from a difference between this calculated number and the number of bits that are actually available for allocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Decker Vernon, Charles Quito Robinson, Robert Loring Andersen
  • Patent number: 7395211
    Abstract: A method of modifying the operation of the encoder function and/or the decoder function of a perceptual coding system in accordance with supplemental information, such as a watermark, so that the supplemental information may be detectable in the output of the decoder function. One or more parameters are modulated in the encoder function and/or the decoder function in response to the supplemental information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Aubrey Watson, Michael Mead Truman, Stephen Decker Vernon, Brett Graham Crockett
  • Patent number: 7356152
    Abstract: Audio sources in typical computer systems provide different numbers of channels of audio signals to a mixing component of the operating system. This conventional arrangement usually prevents the audio signals from all sources from being played back through all output channels. Novel arrangements of upmixing and mixing components are disclosed that allow audio signals to be delivered to all output channels regardless of the configuration of the audio sources and the number of channels that are provided by those audio sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Decker Vernon, Todd Jeffrey Heller Hager
  • Patent number: 7318035
    Abstract: An audio encoder discards spectral components of an input signal and uses channel coupling to reduce the information capacity requirements of an encoded signal. Channel coupling represents selected spectral components of multiple channels of signals in a composite form. An audio decoder synthesizes spectral components to replace the discarded spectral components and generates spectral components for individual channel signals from the coupled-channel signal. The encoder provides scale factors in the encoded signal that improve the efficiency of the decoder to generate output signals that substantially preserve the spectral energy of the original input signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Loring Andersen, Michael Mead Truman, Philip Anthony Williams, Stephen Decker Vernon
  • Patent number: 7280664
    Abstract: A method derives at least three audio signals, each associated with a direction, from two input audio signals. In response to the two input signals, a passive matrix generates a plurality of passive matrix audio signals, including two pairs of passive matrix audio signals, a first pair of passive amtrix audio signals represent directions lying on a first axis and a second pair of passive matrix audio signals represent direction lying on a second axis, the first and second aces being substantially at ninety degrees to ach other. The pairs of passive matrix audio signals are processed to derive a plurality of matrix coefficients therefrom, The processing includes deriving a pair of intermediate signals and urging each pair of intermediate signals toward equality in response to a respective error signal. At least three output signals are produced by matrix multiplying the two input signals by the matrix coefficients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: James W. Fosgate, Stephen Decker Vernon, Robert L. Andersen
  • Patent number: 7274535
    Abstract: A media cartridge includes a housing, a tape, and at least two tape position sensor openings in the housing adjacent the information storage tape. The tape position sensor openings are separated by a distance that is less than the height of the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP
    Inventor: Stephen Deckers
  • Publication number: 20070156565
    Abstract: A graphical interface and method are provided for displaying market information corresponding to a tradeable object. One graphical interface includes a chart region for displaying historical market data in relation to a first value axis, and a market grid region in alignment with the chart region. The market grid region comprises a plurality of areas for receiving commands from a user input device to send trade orders, and the areas are displayed in relation to a second value axis. A plurality of values displayed along the second value axis is a subset of values displayed in relation to the first value axis, and can be modified to a new plurality of values that corresponds to a new subset of values on the first value axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventors: Scott Singer, Michael Burns, Stephen Decker
  • Publication number: 20070156570
    Abstract: A graphical interface and method are provided for displaying market information corresponding to a tradeable object. One graphical interface includes a chart region for displaying historical market data in relation to a first value axis, and a market grid region in alignment with the chart region. The market grid region comprises a plurality of areas for receiving commands from a user input device to send trade orders, and the areas are displayed in relation to a second value axis. A plurality of values displayed along the second value axis is a subset of values displayed in relation to the first value axis, and can be modified to a new plurality of values that corresponds to a new subset of values on the first value axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Inventors: Scott Singer, Michael Burns, Stephen Decker
  • Publication number: 20070143158
    Abstract: A method for detecting possible fraud in a document includes receiving an electronic image of the document and extracting data from the image that includes a plurality of printed characters. Next, one or more properties of the characters are measured, the properties are compared to at least one corresponding normative property to determine whether anomalies are present, and a determination is made as to whether to provide a fraud alert based on the anomalies, if any. Preferably, the method includes reporting the one or more anomalies, if any, to a classifier engine, wherein the classifier engine determines whether to provide the alert. Also, methods for determining character spacing ands/or acuity are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2005
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Applicant: Pitney Bowes Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert Cordery, Bertrand Haas, Stephen Decker, Hongmei Gou