Patents by Inventor Steven Warren

Steven Warren 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: 20190136311
    Abstract: A circuit comprising a substrate with sectors on the substrate is provided, each sector comprising clock and data lines, a controller in electrical communication with the clock and data lines, a counter bias line, an amplifier input line and nano-electronic measurement devices on the substrate. A source of each device is coupled to the counter bias line and a drain of each device is coupled to the amplifier input line to obtain an electrical signal on the drain, the identity of which is determined by electrical interaction between the device and a charge label. Each device drain is gated by a corresponding switch between an on state, in which the drain is connected to the amplifier input line, and an off state, in which the drain is isolated from the amplifier input line. The controller controls switch states responsive to clock signal line pulses and data input line data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Turner, Jonas Korlach, Steven Warren
  • Patent number: 10250964
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to custom-fit in-ear audio devices. The custom-fit earpieces disclosed herein may include features providing superior retention in a user's ear while also maintaining desirable comfort and sound quality. The superior retention is generally provided by a curable filler disposed in a bladder that is deformed to conform to the shape of a user's outer ear as the filler material is cured. It has been found that a desired comfort level and sound quality can be achieved in a custom-fit earpiece by physically separating or at least partially decoupling the audio output member from other portions of the earpiece that are designed to enable the retention of the custom-fit earpiece within the user's ear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: LOGITECH EUROPE S.A.
    Inventors: Steve McGarry, Steven Warren Pooler, Steven Lee King
  • Publication number: 20190088132
    Abstract: A broadcasting system for an autonomous vehicle is disclosed and includes an antenna, a plurality of sensors, one or more processors, and a memory coupled to the processors. The antenna is configured to send and receive wireless communication, and the antenna receives publically available wireless signals. The sensors are configured to generate signals indicating a real-time velocity and a real-time direction of travel of the autonomous vehicle. The processors are in communication with the antenna and the plurality of sensors. The memory stores data comprising program code that, when executed by the one or more processors, causes the system to receive as input the publically available wireless signals and the signals indicating the real-time velocity and the real-time direction of travel of the autonomous vehicle. The system is further caused to determine a real-time velocity and real-time direction of travel of autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Bruce E. Riggins, Peter Bystrom, Keith E. Cok, Elizabeth D. Briones, Michael A. Carralero, Tanner Scott Clark, Andrew J. Hawkins, Allen Muroi, Steven Warren Stakley, Klaasjan Hendrik van Gelder, Michael A. Beoletto, Eric Allen Moore
  • Patent number: 10190158
    Abstract: A circuit comprising a substrate with sectors on the substrate is provided, each sector comprising clock and data lines, a controller in electrical communication with the clock and data lines, a counter bias line, an amplifier input line and nano-electronic measurement devices on the substrate. A source of each device is coupled to the counter bias line and a drain of each device is coupled to the amplifier input line to obtain an electrical signal on the drain, the identity of which is determined by electrical interaction between the device and a charge label. Each device drain is gated by a corresponding switch between an on state, in which the drain is connected to the amplifier input line, and an off state, in which the drain is isolated from the amplifier input line. The controller controls switch states responsive to clock signal line pulses and data input line data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Turner, Jonas Korlach, Steven Warren
  • Publication number: 20180332379
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to custom-fit in-ear audio devices. The custom-fit earpieces disclosed herein may include features providing superior retention in a user's ear while also maintaining desirable comfort and sound quality. The superior retention is generally provided by a curable filler disposed in a bladder that is deformed to conform to the shape of a user's outer ear as the filler material is cured. It has been found that a desired comfort level and sound quality can be achieved in a custom-fit earpiece by physically separating or at least partially decoupling the audio output member from other portions of the earpiece that are designed to enable the retention of the custom-fit earpiece within the user's ear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Steve MCGARRY, Steven Warren POOLER, Steven Lee KING
  • Publication number: 20180156746
    Abstract: A method for single-molecule detection is provided and uses a carbon nanotube having a probe entity attached thereto to define a first state of the carbon nanotube. The carbon nanotube is introduced to a target entity to define a second state of the carbon nanotube. The electrical conductance of the carbon nanotube in the first and second states is compared to detect the presence of a biomolecular entity. A system for single-molecule detection including a carbon nanotube is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: The Trustees Of Columbia University In the City of New York
    Inventors: Sebastian Sorgenfrei, Kenneth L. Shepard, Chien-Yang Chiu, Colin Nuckolls, Steven Warren
  • Publication number: 20180156696
    Abstract: An apparatus for in-situ testing of a linear actuator configured to exert an actuation force in an actuation direction by movement of a first part of the actuator relative to a second part of the actuator. The apparatus includes a test device, a test actuator and a measurement device. The test device includes a first surface configured to contact the first part of the actuator, and a second surface configured to contact the second part of the actuator. The second surface is moveable relative to the first surface to alter a distance therebetween. The test actuator is configured to exert a test force in a direction opposite to the actuation direction, the test force being to drive movement of the second surface away from the first surface. The measurement device is for detecting a change in the distance between the first surface and the second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Nicky Steven WARREN, David FUSSELL, Daniel BENNETT
  • Publication number: 20180059040
    Abstract: A method for single-molecule detection is provided and uses a carbon nanotube having a probe entity attached thereto to define a first state of the carbon nanotube. The carbon nanotube is introduced to a target entity to define a second state of the carbon nanotube. The electrical conductance of the carbon nanotube in the first and second states is compared to detect the presence of a biomolecular entity. A system for single-molecule detection including a carbon nanotube is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Applicant: The Trustees Of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Sebastian Sorgenfrei, Kenneth Shepard, Chien-Yang Chiu, Colin Nuckolls, Steven Warren
  • Publication number: 20180045717
    Abstract: Integrated circuits for a single-molecule nucleic-acid assay platform, and methods for making such circuits are disclosed. In one example, a method includes transferring one or more carbon nanotubes to a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) substrate, and forming a pair of post-processed electrodes on the substrate proximate opposing ends of the one or more carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Shepard, Steven Warren
  • Patent number: 9891182
    Abstract: A method for single-molecule detection is provided and uses a carbon nanotube having a probe entity attached thereto to define a first state of the carbon nanotube. The carbon nanotube is introduced to a target entity to define a second state of the carbon nanotube. The electrical conductance of the carbon nanotube in the first and second states is compared to detect the presence of a biomolecular entity. A system for single-molecule detection including a carbon nanotube is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Sebastian Sorgenfrei, Kenneth Shepard, Chien-Yang Chiu, Colin Nuckolls, Steven Warren
  • Patent number: 9841416
    Abstract: Integrated circuits for a single-molecule nucleic-acid assay platform, and methods for making such circuits are disclosed. In one example, a method includes transferring one or more carbon nanotubes to a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) substrate, and forming a pair of post-processed electrodes on the substrate proximate opposing ends of the one or more carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Shepard, Steven Warren
  • Publication number: 20170350837
    Abstract: A method for single-molecule detection is provided and uses a carbon nanotube having a probe entity attached thereto to define a first state of the carbon nanotube. The carbon nanotube is introduced to a target entity to define a second state of the carbon nanotube. The electrical conductance of the carbon nanotube in the first and second states is compared to detect the presence of a biomolecular entity. A system for single-molecule detection including a carbon nanotube is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: The Trustees Of Columbia University In the City of New York
    Inventors: Sebastian Sorgenfrei, Kenneth Shepard, Chien-Yang Chiu, Colin Nuckolls, Steven Warren
  • Patent number: 9736560
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally provides an apparatus and method of forming a liquid impermeable sealed audio speaker that can be easily manufactured and provides a high quality audio output. In an effort to overcome the shortcomings of conventional sealed speaker designs that typically utilize complicated and expensive means of shielding their electronic components from liquids and other sources of contamination, one or more of the embodiments of the disclosure provided herein include a sealed enclosure that has at least one liquid impermeable region that prevents or substantially inhibits the movement of a liquid from the exterior region into the internal region. In general, the liquid impermeable regions, or hereafter simply “liquid permeable regions,” are configured to prevent the ingress of liquids or other contaminants, while allowing the production of a desired sound quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Steve McGarry, Steven Warren Pooler, Donald Robert Mayette
  • Patent number: 9625404
    Abstract: A method for single-molecule detection is provided and uses a carbon nanotube having a probe entity attached thereto to define a first state of the carbon nanotube. The carbon nanotube is introduced to a target entity to define a second state of the carbon nanotube. The electrical conductance of the carbon nanotube in the first and second states is compared to detect the presence of a biomolecular entity. A system for single-molecule detection including a carbon nanotube is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: The Trustees Of Columbia University In the City of New York
    Inventors: Sebastian Sorgenfrei, Kenneth Shepard, Chien-Yang Chiu, Colin Nuckolls, Steven Warren
  • Publication number: 20170078775
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally provides an apparatus and method of forming a liquid impermeable sealed audio speaker that can be easily manufactured and provides a high quality audio output. In an effort to overcome the shortcomings of conventional sealed speaker designs that typically utilize complicated and expensive means of shielding their electronic components from liquids and other sources of contamination, one or more of the embodiments of the disclosure provided herein include a sealed enclosure that has at least one liquid impermeable region that prevents or substantially inhibits the movement of a liquid from the exterior region into the internal region. In general, the liquid impermeable regions, or hereafter simply “liquid permeable regions,” are configured to prevent the ingress of liquids or other contaminants, while allowing the production of a desired sound quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Steve MCGARRY, Steven Warren POOLER, Donald Robert MAYETTE
  • Publication number: 20170038333
    Abstract: A circuit comprising a substrate with sectors on the substrate is provided, each sector comprising clock and data lines, a controller in electrical communication with the clock and data lines, a counter bias line, an amplifier input line and nano-electronic measurement devices on the substrate. A source of each device is coupled to the counter bias line and a drain of each device is coupled to the amplifier input line to obtain an electrical signal on the drain, the identity of which is determined by electrical interaction between the device and a charge label. Each device drain is gated by a corresponding switch between an on state, in which the drain is connected to the amplifier input line, and an off state, in which the drain is isolated from the amplifier input line. The controller controls switch states responsive to clock signal line pulses and data input line data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Stephen Turner, Jonas Korlach, Steven Warren
  • Publication number: 20160366499
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally provides an apparatus and method of forming a pressure equalizing audio speaker that can be easily manufactured and provides a high quality audio output. One or more of the embodiments of the disclosure provided herein include a sealed enclosure that has at least one liquid impermeable and gas permeable region that allows the flow of a gas between an interior region and an exterior region, while preventing or substantially inhibiting the movement of a liquid from the exterior region into the internal region. In general, the liquid impermeable and gas permeable regions are configured to allow slowly changing gas pressures registered between the internal region and exterior region to be relieved, while allowing rapidly changing gas pressures generated by the diaphragm at audible frequencies to function at a desired level during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Stephen McGARRY, Steven Warren POOLER, Jeffrey ANDERSON
  • Patent number: 9341522
    Abstract: A temperature sensor includes a temperature probe, an adapter, a resilient device, and a visual indicator. The temperature probe includes a temperature sensing device disposed at a temperature probe tip. The adapter surrounds a portion of the temperature probe such that the temperature probe is movable within the adapter in a lengthwise direction. The adapter includes a physical reference. The resilient device is adapted to produce a force between the adapter and the temperature probe. The force being variable based on a position of the temperature probe within the adapter. The visual indicator is disposed on a surface of the temperature probe. Alignment of the visual indicator with the physical reference corresponds to a desired force produced by the resilient device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Rosemount Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew John Kitzman, Andrew Steven Dierker, Kyle Steven Warren, Allen John Kassen, Dirk Willy Bauschke
  • Publication number: 20150185093
    Abstract: A temperature sensor includes a temperature probe, an adapter, a resilient device, and a visual indicator. The temperature probe includes a temperature sensing device disposed at a temperature probe tip. The adapter surrounds a portion of the temperature probe such that the temperature probe is movable within the adapter in a lengthwise direction. The adapter includes a physical reference. The resilient device is adapted to produce a force between the adapter and the temperature probe. The force being variable based on a position of the temperature probe within the adapter. The visual indicator is disposed on a surface of the temperature probe. Alignment of the visual indicator with the physical reference corresponds to a desired force produced by the resilient device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew John Kitzman, Andrew Steven Dierker, Kyle Steven Warren, Allen John Kassen, Dirk Willy Bauschke
  • Patent number: 8998740
    Abstract: A collapsible golf swing training tool employs a plurality of elliptical blades, attached to a weighted shaft, to capitalize on air resistance, to aid in developing the muscle memory and strength required for a smooth and consistent golf swing. Cylindrical weights can be added or removed to meets the user's needs and may be positioned such that their linear axis is parallel or perpendicular to the linear axis of the tool. For convenience the blades are collapsible for easy storage within a golfer's golf bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventors: Jerry Alvin Corcoran, Steven Warren Skinner, Gregory Brian Freuler