Patents by Inventor Steven M. Chase

Steven M. Chase 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: 20210383717
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for training a subject to produce a new neural activity pattern that results in a desired behavior. The method creates a brain-computer interface mapping between a neural activity pattern of a set of neural units and the desired behavior in an intrinsic manifold, without learning. An outside manifold perturbation of the mapping is then created, defining a new neural activity pattern lying outside of the intrinsic manifold that will produce the desired behavior. The new neural activity pattern is taught by incrementally perturbing the neural activity pattern that produces the desired behavior between the intrinsic manifold and the outside manifold perturbation and having the subject learn the desired behavior for each increment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Emily R. Oby, Aaron P. Batista, Steven M. Chase, Alan D. Degenhart, Matthew D. Golub, Patrick T. Sadtler, Byron M. Yu
  • Patent number: 8464486
    Abstract: The apparatus and method for forming a tunable crumb rubber floor pad and flooring system using the pad. The method including the steps of; determining a pad design angle to provide a floor performance; cutting strips of pad material from a relatively thin sheet of recycled crumb rubber to form strips of pad material having two angled sides cut at the pad design angle, chopping the strips into pads wherein each pad has two angled walls and two straight walls. The pads are then stapled to a plywood subfloor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventors: Paul W. Elliott, Steven M. Chase
  • Patent number: 6813053
    Abstract: An optical micro-electromechanical device includes a substrate and a mirror assembly suspended above the substrate. The mirror assembly includes a torsional beam and a cantilever. The cantilever includes a cantilever first end and a cantilever second end. The cantilever first end is attached to the torsional beam. The cantilever second end supports a mirror head. A connector is attached to the torsional beam. A counterweight is attached to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2004
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Steven M. Chase, Connie J. Chang-Hasnain, Jeffrey Michael Waite