Patents by Inventor Steve Mitchell

Steve Mitchell 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: 20190253824
    Abstract: Systems and method are disclosed for facilitating efficient calibration of filters for correcting room and/or speaker-based distortion and/or binaural imbalances in audio reproduction, and/or for producing three-dimensional sound in stereo system environments. According to some embodiments, using a portable device such as a smartphone or tablet, a user can calibrate speakers by initiating playback of a test signal, detecting playback of the test signal with the portable device's microphone, and repeating this process for a number of speakers and/or device positions (e.g., next to each of the user's ears). A comparison can be made between the test signal and the detected signal, and this can be used to more precisely calibrate rendering of future signals by the speakers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: David P. Maher, Gilles Boccon-Gibod, Steve Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10244340
    Abstract: Systems and method are disclosed for facilitating efficient calibration of filters for correcting room and/or speaker-based distortion and/or binaural imbalances in audio reproduction, and/or for producing three-dimensional sound in stereo system environments. According to some embodiments, using a portable device such as a smartphone or tablet, a user can calibrate speakers by initiating playback of a test signal, detecting playback of the test signal with the portable device's microphone, and repeating this process for a number of speakers and/or device positions (e.g., next to each of the user's ears). A comparison can be made between the test signal and the detected signal, and this can be used to more precisely calibrate rendering of future signals by the speakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: David P. Maher, Gilles Boccon-Gibod, Steve Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20180331435
    Abstract: A wedge connector system for connecting first and second elongate electrical conductors includes a C-shaped sleeve member, a wedge member and a locking mechanism. The sleeve member defines a sleeve cavity and opposed first and second sleeve channels on either side of the sleeve cavity. The wedge member includes a wedge body having first and second opposed wedge side walls. The locking mechanism includes a lock member including a sleeve engagement portion, and a clamping mechanism coupled to the wedge member. The sleeve member and the wedge member are configured to capture the first and second conductors such that the first conductor is received in the first sleeve channel between the sleeve member and the first wedge side wall and the second conductor is received in the second sleeve channel between the sleeve member and the second wedge side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Sachidanandan Murugiah, Barry James Johnson, Steve Mitchell, Jonathan Guppy
  • Publication number: 20180199144
    Abstract: Systems and method are disclosed for facilitating efficient calibration of filters for correcting room and/or speaker-based distortion and/or binaural imbalances in audio reproduction, and/or for producing three-dimensional sound in stereo system environments. According to some embodiments, using a portable device such as a smartphone or tablet, a user can calibrate speakers by initiating playback of a test signal, detecting playback of the test signal with the portable device's microphone, and repeating this process for a number of speakers and/or device positions (e.g., next to each of the user's ears). A comparison can be made between the test signal and the detected signal, and this can be used to more precisely calibrate rendering of future signals by the speakers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: David P. Maher, Gilles Boccon-Gibod, Steve Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9883315
    Abstract: Systems and method are disclosed for facilitating efficient calibration of filters for correcting room and/or speaker-based distortion and/or binaural imbalances in audio reproduction, and/or for producing three-dimensional sound in stereo system environments. According to some embodiments, using a portable device such as a smartphone or tablet, a user can calibrate speakers by initiating playback of a test signal, detecting playback of the test signal with the portable device's microphone, and repeating this process for a number of speakers and/or device positions (e.g., next to each of the user's ears). A comparison can be made between the test signal and the detected signal, and this can be used to more precisely calibrate rendering of future signals by the speakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: David P. Maher, Gilles Boccon-Gibod, Steve Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20160373876
    Abstract: Systems and method are disclosed for facilitating efficient calibration of filters for correcting room and/or speaker-based distortion and/or binaural imbalances in audio reproduction, and/or for producing three-dimensional sound in stereo system environments. According to some embodiments, using a portable device such as a smartphone or tablet, a user can calibrate speakers by initiating playback of a test signal, detecting playback of the test signal with the portable device's microphone, and repeating this process for a number of speakers and/or device positions (e.g., next to each of the user's ears). A comparison can be made between the test signal and the detected signal, and this can be used to more precisely calibrate rendering of future signals by the speakers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: INTERTRUST TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: David P. Maher, Gilles Boccon-Gibod, Steve Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9438996
    Abstract: Systems and method are disclosed for facilitating efficient calibration of filters for correcting room and/or speaker-based distortion and/or binaural imbalances in audio reproduction, and/or for producing three-dimensional sound in stereo system environments. According to some embodiments, using a portable device such as a smartphone or tablet, a user can calibrate speakers by initiating playback of a test signal, detecting playback of the test signal with the portable device's microphone, and repeating this process for a number of speakers and/or device positions (e.g., next to each of the user's ears). A comparison can be made between the test signal and the detected signal, and this can be used to more precisely calibrate rendering of future signals by the speakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: David P. Maher, Gilles Boccon-Gibod, Steve Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8491653
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant has a fusion body with at least one keel that anchors the implant into cancellous bone of at least one vertebral body. A method for implantation includes lateral implantation of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Henry A. Klyce, Charles J. Winslow, Scott Yerby, Steve Mitchell, John Flynn
  • Patent number: 8469721
    Abstract: A transverse wedge connector system for forming an electrical connection with first and second elongate electrical conductors includes an electrically conductive first connector member, an electrically conductive second connector member, an insert member, and a clamping mechanism. The first connector member includes a first body having a first channel portion and a first abutment portion. The first channel portion defines a first channel to receive the first conductor. The second connector member includes a second body having a second channel portion and a second abutment portion. The second channel portion defines a second channel to receive the second conductor. The insert member is configured to be selectively mounted in the first channel and defining an insert member channel to receive the first conductor when the insert member is mounted in the first channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Steve Mitchell, Owen Gregory
  • Publication number: 20130012075
    Abstract: A transverse wedge connector system for forming an electrical connection with first and second elongate electrical conductors includes an electrically conductive first connector member, an electrically conductive second connector member, an insert member, and a clamping mechanism. The first connector member includes a first body having a first channel portion and a first abutment portion. The first channel portion defines a first channel to receive the first conductor. The second connector member includes a second body having a second channel portion and a second abutment portion. The second channel portion defines a second channel to receive the second conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Steve Mitchell, Owen Gregory
  • Patent number: 8307603
    Abstract: Methods and tooling for constructing a stair unit are provided. The methods incorporate tooling and tables to create templates (two for each tread) that, when laid along a series of hypotenuse marks on the stringer from the table, will dictate the geometry, cutting, and fitting to the treads, without using a framing square. Brackets are used to conjoin the stringer, tread material, and tread framing so that the tread width is not limited by the lack of strength of the tread material. The methods then incorporate the bracket in a tread module to provide further convenience and sequencing options for the assembly of the stair unit. An alternate method combines aspects of the template and the bracket to hold continuous support for the tread, accomplishing a cut stringer look. The result is less time and material expense with better strength, fit and finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Ascend Stair Company
    Inventors: Steve A. Mitchell, Paul E. Sanders, Richard M. Vose, William K. Henthorn, Jonathan D. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 8147548
    Abstract: Systems and method in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention can includes an implant comprising a spacer and a frame having a central body and a helical shaped wing extending from the central body. The frame can be positioned near about adjacent spinous processes, and can be rotated and urged so that the adjacent spinous processes pass within a groove of the wing, thereby allowing the wing to be arranged on an opposite side of the adjacent spinous processes. The spacer can then be arranged over the frame so that the spacer contacts and distracts the spinous processes, thereby limiting relative movement of the adjacent spinous processes during extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Kyphon Sarl
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Charles J. Winslow, John J. Flynn, Steve Mitchell, Scott A. Yerby, John A. Markwart
  • Patent number: 8070778
    Abstract: Systems and method in accordance with embodiments of the present invention can includes an implant having an initiating piece and a distraction piece. The initiating piece can include a lower distraction element, a second wing, a lower portion of a spacer, and a lower portion of a first wing. The initiating piece can be positioned such that an interspinous ligament of the targeted motion segment is disposed between the first and second wing. The distraction piece can include an upper distraction element, an upper portion of the spacer, and an upper portion of the first wing, and can be mated with the initiating piece by mating a rail of the distraction piece with a slot of the initiating piece, thereby disposing the implant between adjacent spinous processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Kyphon Sarl
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Henry Klyce, Charles J. Winslow, Scott A. Yerby, John J. Flynn, Steve Mitchell, John A. Markwart
  • Patent number: 7931674
    Abstract: Systems and method in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention can includes an implant comprising a first wing, a spacer extending from the first wing, and a distraction guide. The distraction guide is arranged in a first configuration to pierce and/or distract tissue associated with adjacent spinous processes extending from vertebrae of a targeted motion segment. The implant can be positioned between the adjacent spinous processes and once positioned, the distraction guide can be arranged in a second configuration. When arranged in a second configuration, the distraction guide can act as a second wing. The first wing and the second wing can limit or block movement of the implant along a longitudinal axis of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Kyphon SARL
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Charles J. Winslow, John J. Flynn, Steve Mitchell, Scott A. Yerby, John A. Markwart
  • Publication number: 20110022176
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant has a fusion body with at least one keel that anchors the implant into cancellous bone of at least one vertebral body. A method for implantation includes lateral implantation of the implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Henry A. Klyce, Charles J. Winslow, Scott Yerby, Steve Mitchell, John Flynn
  • Patent number: 7837732
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant has a fusion body with at least one keel that anchors the implant into cancellous bone of at least one vertebral body. A method for implantation includes lateral implantation of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Henry A. Klyce, Charles J. Winslow, Scott Yerby, Steve Mitchell, John Flynn
  • Patent number: 7833246
    Abstract: A minimally invasive implant for the lumbosacral region of the spine. One embodiment includes an implant with a brace movably attached to a base. The brace includes a spacer and a beam. The base may be adapted to be mounted onto a S1 vertebra. The brace may be selectively positioned on the base with the spacer extending outward to contact a second vertebra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Kyphon SÀRL
    Inventor: Steve Mitchell
  • Patent number: 7749252
    Abstract: Systems and method in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention can includes an implant comprising a first wing, a spacer extending from the first wing, and a distraction guide. The distraction guide is arranged in a first configuration to pierce and/or distract tissue associated with adjacent spinous processes extending from vertebrae of a targeted motion segment. The implant can be positioned between the adjacent spinous processes and once positioned, the implant can be arranged in a second configuration. When arranged in a second configuration, the distraction guide can act as a second wing. The first wing and the second wing can limit or block movement of the implant along a longitudinal axis of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Kyphon SARL
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Charles J. Winslow, John J. Flynn, Steve Mitchell, Scott A. Yerby, John A. Markwart
  • Publication number: 20100155212
    Abstract: An isolating apparatus for an electric power line includes an elongate insulator having opposed insulator ends and a pair of electrically conductive end members each secured to a respective one of the insulator ends. At least one of the end members includes a mounting slot that receives its respective one of the insulator ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Steve Mitchell, Owen Gregory, Dmitry Ladin, Barry Johnson
  • Patent number: 7695513
    Abstract: Systems and method in accordance with embodiment of the present invention can includes a distractible implant comprising a distracting insert and a body having a first part and a second part adapted to be positioned between adjacent spinous processes of cervical vertebrae. The distracting insert can be inserted into cavities of the body, thereby urging apart the first part and second part, and distracting the adjacent spinous processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Kyphon SARL
    Inventors: James F. Zucherman, Ken Y. Hsu, Charles J. Winslow, John J. Flynn, Steve Mitchell