Patents by Inventor Vacit Arat

Vacit Arat 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: 11204743
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a software technology for facilitating an interactive conversational session between a user (e.g., a client, a patient, etc.) and a digital conversational character. For instance, in one aspect, the disclosed process may involve two primary phases: (1) an authoring phase that involves a first user accessing a content authoring tool to create a given type of visual conversation application that facilitates interactions between a second user and a digital conversational character in an interactive conversational session, and (2) a rendering phase that involves the second user accessing the created visual conversation application to interact with the digital conversational character in an interactive conversational session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: HIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Vacit Arat, Richard Cardran, Rick King
  • Patent number: 10877067
    Abstract: Pin probes and pin probe arrays are provided that allow electric contact to be made with selected electronic circuit components. Some embodiments include one or more compliant pin elements located within a sheath. Some embodiments include pin probes that include locking or latching elements that may be used to fix pin portions of probes into sheaths. Some embodiments provide for fabrication of probes using multi-layer electrochemical fabrication methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Microfabrica Inc.
    Inventors: Richard T. Chen, Ezekiel J. J. Kruglick, Vacit Arat, Daniel I. Feinberg
  • Publication number: 20200319860
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a software technology for facilitating an interactive conversational session between a user (e.g., a client, a patient, etc.) and a digital conversational character. For instance, in one aspect, the disclosed process may involve two primary phases: (1) an authoring phase that involves a first user accessing a content authoring tool to create a given type of visual conversation application that facilitates interactions between a second user and a digital conversational character in an interactive conversational session, and (2) a rendering phase that involves the second user accessing the created visual conversation application to interact with the digital conversational character in an interactive conversational session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Vacit Arat, Richard Cardran, Rick King
  • Publication number: 20200320364
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a software technology for facilitating an interactive conversational session between a user and a digital conversational character. For instance, in one aspect, the disclosed process may involve two primary phases: (1) an authoring phase that involves a first user accessing a content authoring tool to create a given type of visual conversation application that facilitates interactions between a second user and a digital conversational character in an interactive conversational session, and (2) a rendering phase that involves the second user accessing the created visual conversation application to interact with the digital conversational character in an interactive conversational session. In one implementation, accessing the created visual conversation application may involve detecting an object and identifying information associated with the detected object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Vacit Arat, Richard Cardran, Rick King
  • Publication number: 20200320365
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a software technology for facilitating an interactive conversational session between a user and a digital conversational character. For instance, in one aspect, the disclosed process may involve two primary phases: (1) an authoring phase that involves a first user accessing a content authoring tool to create a given type of visual conversation application that facilitates interactions between a second user and a digital conversational character in an interactive conversational session, and (2) a rendering phase that involves the second user accessing the created visual conversation application to interact with the digital conversational character in an interactive conversational session. In one implementation, accessing the created visual conversation application may involve detecting an object and identifying information associated with the detected object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Vacit Arat, Richard Cardran, Rick King
  • Patent number: 10492822
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a tissue cutting device are described, such as a device with an elongate tube having a proximal end and a distal end and a central axis extending from the proximal end to the distal end; a first annular element at the distal end of the elongate tube, the first annular element having a flat portion at its distal end perpendicular to the central axis; and a second annular element at the distal end of the elongate tube and concentric with the first annular element, the second annular element having a flat portion at its distal end perpendicular to the central axis, at least one of the first or second annular elements rotatable about the central axis, the rotation causing the first annular element and the second annular element to pass each other to shear tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Microfabrica Inc.
    Inventors: Richard T. Chen, Ming-Ting Wu, Arun Veeramani, Vacit Arat, Gregory P. Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20190204354
    Abstract: Pin probes and pin probe arrays are provided that allow electric contact to be made with selected electronic circuit components. Some embodiments include one or more compliant pin elements located within a sheath. Some embodiments include pin probes that include locking or latching elements that may be used to fix pin portions of probes into sheaths. Some embodiments provide for fabrication of probes using multi-layer electrochemical fabrication methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Microfabrica Inc.
    Inventors: Richard T. Chen, Ezekiel J. J. Kruglick, Vacit Arat, Daniel I. Feinberg
  • Publication number: 20180078276
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a tissue cutting device and methods for using are described. In some variations devices include an elongate tube having a proximal end and a distal end and a central axis extending from the proximal end to the distal end; a first annular element at the distal end of the elongate tube, the first annular element having a cutting portion at its distal; and a second annular element at the distal end of the elongate tube and concentric with the first annular element, the second annular element having a cutting portion at its distal end, the first and second annular elements being rotatable relative to one another to cause the first annular element and the second annular element to pass each other to shear tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: Microfabrica Inc.
    Inventors: Richard T. Chen, Ming Ting Wu, Arun S. Veeramani, Vacit Arat, Gregory P. Schmitz, Juan Diego Perea, Ronald Leguidleguid, Gregory B. Arcenio, Eric C. Miller
  • Patent number: 9597834
    Abstract: Forming multi-layer 3D structures involving the joining of at least two structural elements, at least one of which is formed as a multi-layer 3D structure, wherein the joining occurs via one of: (1) elastic deformation and elastic recovery, (2) relative deformation of an initial portion of at least one element relative to another portion of the at least one element until the at least two elements are in a desired retention position after which the deformation is reduced or eliminated, or (3) moving a retention region of one element into the retention region of the other element, without deformation of either element, along a path including a loading region of the other element and wherein during normal use the first and second elements are configured relative to one another so that the loading region of the second element is not accessible to the retention region of the first element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Microfabrica Inc.
    Inventors: Adam L. Cohen, Vacit Arat, Michael S. Lockard, Dennis R. Smalley
  • Publication number: 20160232880
    Abstract: Trigger-based image control (TIC) systems in accordance with various embodiments of the invention control the distribution, concealment, and revealing of hidden images and linked media sequences. The hidden portions of images can be hidden by obscurants (also referred to herein as “peeqs”) that can be removed when an attempt to view the hidden portion of the images is approved by an originator of the hidden image. In addition, sequences of media and images can be viewed via interaction with linking peeqs. TIC systems can provide for a graphical user interface control scheme by which originators of images can place constraints on the delivery of peeq obscured images and/or peeq linked images. TIC systems can further provide verification of the appropriateness of altered, original, linked, and hidden images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: Peeqsee, Inc.
    Inventors: Vacit Arat, Scott Thomas Sullivan, Jeffrey Stuart, Kalana Jayatilake
  • Publication number: 20160080155
    Abstract: Concealed image control (CIP) systems in accordance with various embodiments of the invention control the distribution, concealment, and revealing of hidden images and obscurants. The hidden portions of images can be hidden by obscurants (also referred to herein as “peeqs”) that can be removed when an attempt to view the hidden portion of the images is approved by an originator of the hidden image. CIP systems can provide for a graphical user interface control scheme by which originators of images can place constraints on the delivery of portions of obscured images on remote user devices. CIP systems can utilize interactions between multiple electronic devices to ensure secure concealment and controlled revealing of hidden portions of images. CIP systems can further provide verification of the appropriateness of altered, original, and hidden images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: Peeqsee, Inc.
    Inventors: Vacit Arat, Scott Thomas Sullivan, Jeffrey Stuart
  • Publication number: 20160038018
    Abstract: The present invention provide for improved optical entry systems and methods for minimally invasive surgery. According to some aspects of the disclosure, an obturator and trocar are merged to provide a device that can be used with an integrated visualization means (e.g. laparoscope) to provide optical entry into a patient's body cavity. Further, a reconfigurable tip is configured to be in an entry state and a visualization state. Said aspects and associated method steps can significantly reduce the complexity of the entry process and do not require removal and reinsertion of surgical instruments which eliminates the need for valves in the trocar and reduces the possibility of contamination of the visualization means' objective lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Jason Wilson, Vacit Arat
  • Publication number: 20160011260
    Abstract: An integrated circuit is described that includes a stored program processor for test and debug of user-definable logic plus external interface between the test/debug circuits and the component pins. The external interface may be via an existing test interface or a separate serial or parallel port. Test and debug circuits may contain scan strings that may be used to observe states in user-definable logic or be used to provide pseudo-random bit sequences to user-definable logic. Test and debug circuits may also contain an on-chip logic analyzer for capturing sequences of logic states in user-definable circuits. Test and debug circuits may be designed to observe states in user-definable circuits during the normal system operation of said user-definable circuits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: INTELLECTUAL VENTURES LLC
    Inventors: Bulent DERVISOGLU, Laurence H. Cooke, Vacit Arat
  • Publication number: 20150366438
    Abstract: Methods and a steering device for minimally invasive visualization surgery system are disclosed. In particular, the steering device configured for holding and positioning an image capturing device about a frame above a surgical site. The steering device including a curvilinear prismatic joint which may be operated by an end effector and a braking system including one or more sensors. In some embodiments, one or more electrical power mechanisms can be used to inhibit motion according to predetermined parameters can be included. A controller in logical communication with a database including said predetermined parameters (including, for example, ranges of motion for the curvilinear prismatic joint) may also be used to control the range of motion using the one or more electrical power mechanisms and/or the braking system. The braking system can include one or more of a frictional brake, a pumping brake, and an electromagnetic brake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicant: VANTAGE SURGICAL SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Jason Wilson, Vacit Arat
  • Publication number: 20150108002
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to the formation of microprobe tips elements having a variety of configurations. In some embodiments tips are formed from the same building material as the probes themselves, while in other embodiments the tips may be formed from a different material and/or may include a coating material. In some embodiments, the tips are formed before the main portions of the probes and the tips are formed in proximity to or in contact with a temporary substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Kieun Kim, Adam L. Cohen, Willa M. Larsen, Richard Chen, Ananda H. Kumar, Ezekiel J.J. Kruglick, Vacit Arat, Gang Zhang, Michael S. Lockard, Christopher A. Bang, Jeffrey A. Thompson
  • Patent number: 8996938
    Abstract: An integrated circuit is described that includes a stored program processor for test and debug of user-definable logic plus external interface between the test/debug circuits and the component pins. The external interface may be via an existing test interface or a separate serial or parallel port. Test and debug circuits may contain scan strings that may be used to observe states in user-definable logic or be used to provide pseudo-random bit sequences to user-definable logic. Test and debug circuits may also contain an on-chip logic analyzer for capturing sequences of logic states in user-definable circuits. Test and debug circuits may be designed to observe states in user-definable circuits during the normal system operation of said user-definable circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures I LLC
    Inventors: Bulent Dervisoglu, Laurence H. Cooke, Vacit Arat
  • Publication number: 20140239541
    Abstract: Forming multi-layer 3D structures involving the joining of at least two structural elements, at least one of which is formed as a multi-layer 3D structure, wherein the joining occurs via one of: (1) elastic deformation and elastic recovery, (2) relative deformation of an initial portion of at least one element relative to another portion of the at least one element until the at least two elements are in a desired retention position after which the deformation is reduced or eliminated, or (3) moving a retention region of one element into the retention region of the other element, without deformation of either element, along a path including a loading region of the other element and wherein during normal use the first and second elements are configured relative to one another so that the loading region of the second element is not accessible to the retention region of the first element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Adam L. Cohen, Vacit Arat, Michael S. Lockard, Dennis R. Smalley
  • Publication number: 20140187857
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide improved visualization systems and methods for minimally invasive surgery. Some embodiments include the use of reverse kinematic positioning of camera systems to provide rapid and manual surgeon controllable positioning of camera systems as well as display of 3D surgical area images along the line of sight between a surgeon's eyes and the surgical area itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Vantage Surgical Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Tomas Wilson, Vacit Arat, Mark Scott Blumenkranz
  • Publication number: 20140163596
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a tissue cutting device are described, such as a device with an elongate tube having a proximal end and a distal end and a central axis extending from the proximal end to the distal end; a first annular element at the distal end of the elongate tube, the first annular element having a flat portion at its distal end perpendicular to the central axis; and a second annular element at the distal end of the elongate tube and concentric with the first annular element, the second annular element having a flat portion at its distal end perpendicular to the central axis, at least one of the first or second annular elements rotatable about the central axis, the rotation causing the first annular element and the second annular element to pass each other to shear tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Richard T. CHEN, Ming-Ting WU, Arun VEERAMANI, Vacit ARAT, Gregory P. SCHMITZ
  • Patent number: 8702955
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to methods for forming multi-layer three-dimensional structures involving the joining of at least two structural elements, at least one of which is formed as a multi-layer three-dimensional structure, wherein the joining occurs via one of: (1) elastic deformation and elastic recovery and subsequent retention of elements relative to each other, (2) relative deformation of an initial portion of at least one element relative to another portion of the at least one element until the at least two elements are in a desired retention position after which the deformation is reduced or eliminated and a portion of at least one element is brought into position which in turn locks the at least two elements together via contact with one another including contact with the initial portion of at least one element, or (3) moving a retention region of one element into the retention region of the other element, without deformation of either element, along a path including a loading region of the other el
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Microfabrica Inc.
    Inventors: Adam L. Cohen, Vacit Arat, Michael S. Lockard, Dennis R. Smalley