William S. Yerazunis

William S. Yerazunis
  • Phone: 617-621-7530
  • Email: yerazunis[at]merl[dot]com
  • Biography

    Bill has worked in numerous fields, including parallel computation, SETI, jet engine production, real-time signal processing, expert systems, pattern recognition, text classification, wireless power, and meta-materials. He is the author of the CRM114 spam filter, has appeared as a continuing character in educational science television, and was voted one of the 50 most important people in computer network security by Network World magazine.

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  • MERL Publications

    •  Wu, J., Wang, B., Yerazunis, W.S., Teo, K. H., "Wireless Power Transfer with Artificial Magnetic Conductors", IEEE Wireless Power Transfer (WPT), DOI: 10.1109/WPT.2013.6556906, ISBN: 978-14673-5008-2, May 2013, pp. 155-158.
      BibTeX Download PDFRead TR2013-018
      • @inproceedings{Wu2013may,
      • author = {Wu, J. and Wang, B. and Yerazunis, W.S. and Teo, K.H.},
      • title = {Wireless Power Transfer with Artificial Magnetic Conductors},
      • booktitle = {IEEE Wireless Power Transfer (WPT)},
      • year = 2013,
      • pages = {155--158},
      • month = may,
      • doi = {10.1109/WPT.2013.6556906},
      • isbn = {978-14673-5008-2},
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2013-018}
      • }
    •  Wang, B., Yerazunis, W., Teo, K.H., "Wireless Power Transfer: Metamaterials and Array of Coupled Resonators", Proceedings of the IEEE, DOI: 10.1109/JPROC.2013.2245611, ISSN: 0018-9219, Vol. 101, No. 6, pp. 1359-1368, June 2013.
      BibTeX Download PDFRead TR2013-054
      • @article{Wang2013mar,
      • author = {Wang, B. and Yerazunis, W. and Teo, K.H.},
      • title = {Wireless Power Transfer: Metamaterials and Array of Coupled Resonators},
      • journal = {Proceedings of the IEEE},
      • year = 2013,
      • volume = 101,
      • number = 6,
      • pages = {1359--1368},
      • month = may,
      • doi = {10.1109/JPROC.2013.2245611},
      • issn = {0018-9219},
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2013-054}
      • }
    •  Yerazunis, W., Wang, B., Teo, K.H., "Power Delivery Optimization for a Mobile Power Transfer System based on Resonator Arrays", IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (ISAP), ISBN: 978-1-4673-1001-7, October 2012, pp. 174-177.
      BibTeX Download PDFRead TR2012-085
      • @inproceedings{Yerazunis2012oct,
      • author = {Yerazunis, W. and Wang, B. and Teo, K.H.},
      • title = {Power Delivery Optimization for a Mobile Power Transfer System based on Resonator Arrays},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (ISAP)},
      • year = 2012,
      • pages = {174--177},
      • month = oct,
      • isbn = {978-1-4673-1001-7},
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2012-085}
      • }
    •  Wang, B., Teo, K.H., Nishino, T., Yerazunis, W., Barnwell, J, , Zhang, J., "Experiments on Wireless Power Transfer with Metamaterials", Applied Physics Letters, DOI: 10.1063/1.3601927, Vol. 98, No. 25, pp. 254101-254101-3, June 2011.
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      • @article{Wang2011jun,
      • author = {Wang, B. and Teo, K.H. and Nichino, T. and Yerazunis, W. and Barnwell, J. and Zhang, J.},
      • title = {Experiments on Wireless Power Transfer with Metamaterials},
      • journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
      • year = 2011,
      • volume = 98,
      • number = 25,
      • pages = {254101--254101--3},
      • month = jun,
      • doi = {10.1063/1.3601927},
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2011-048}
      • }
    •  Wang, B., Teo, K.H., Nishino, T., Yerazunis, W., Barnwell, J., Zhang, J., "Wireless Power Transfer with Metamaterials", European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), April 2011, pp. 3905-3908.
      BibTeX Download PDFRead TR2011-052
      • @inproceedings{Wang2011apr,
      • author = {Wang, B. and Teo, K.H. and Nishino, T. and Yerazunis, W. and Barnwell, J. and Zhang, J.},
      • title = {Wireless Power Transfer with Metamaterials},
      • booktitle = {European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)},
      • year = 2011,
      • pages = {3905--3908},
      • month = apr,
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2011-052}
      • }
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  • MERL Issued Patents

    • Title: "Laser Cutting Machine"
      Inventors: Yerazunis, William S.; Barnwell, III, John C.; Bortoff, Scott A.; Shilpiekandula, Vijay; Goldsmith, Abraham M.
      Patent No.: 8,921,734
      Issue Date: Dec 30, 2014
    • Title: "System and Method for Optimizing Machining Simulation"
      Inventors: Sullivan, Alan; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 8,483,858
      Issue Date: Jul 9, 2013
    • Title: "Wireless Energy Transfer to Moving Devices"
      Inventors: Yerazunis, William S.; Vish, Iyer; Huang, Da; Duan, Chunjie; Teo, Koon Hoo
      Patent No.: 8,384,247
      Issue Date: Feb 26, 2013
    • Title: "Memory-Based High-Speed Interferometer"
      Inventors: Brinkman, Dirk; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 7,990,542
      Issue Date: Aug 2, 2011
    • Title: "Optical Fluid Level Encoder"
      Inventors: Brinkman, Dirk; Dietz, Paul H.; Leigh, Darren L.; Reynolds, David C.; Westhues, Jonathan; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 7,535,571
      Issue Date: May 19, 2009
    • Title: "Fuel-Cell Actuated Mechanical Device"
      Inventors: Lau, King-Tong; Shepherd, Roderick L.; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 7,409,830
      Issue Date: Aug 12, 2008
    • Title: "Fast Switching Camera Aperture"
      Inventors: Matusik, Wojciech; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 7,367,723
      Issue Date: May 6, 2008
    • Title: "Low Bandwidth Zero Knowledge Authentication Protocol and Device"
      Inventors: Yerazunis, William S.; Sundaram, Ravi
      Patent No.: 7,245,718
      Issue Date: Jul 17, 2007
    • Title: "Multi-Way LED-Based Surface Reflectance Sensor and Spectrophotometer"
      Inventors: Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 7,170,606
      Issue Date: Jan 30, 2007
    • Title: "Privacy Enhanced Display Device"
      Inventors: Carbone, Marco S.; Leigh, Darren L.; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 7,164,779
      Issue Date: Jan 16, 2007
    • Title: "Video Recording Device for a Targetable Weapon"
      Inventors: Leigh, Darren L.; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 7,158,167
      Issue Date: Jan 2, 2007
    • Title: "Video Recording Device Responsive to Triggering Event"
      Inventors: Freeman, William T.; Hiatt, Wally; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 7,088,387
      Issue Date: Aug 8, 2006
    • Title: "Communication Using Bi-Directional LEDs"
      Inventors: Dietz, Paul H.; Leigh, Darren L.; Vannucci, Giovanni; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 7,072,587
      Issue Date: Jul 4, 2006
    • Title: "DATA STORAGE WITH OVERWRITE"
      Inventors: Freeman, William T.; Hiatt, Wally; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 7,012,632
      Issue Date: Mar 14, 2006
    • Title: "Multi-Way LED-Based Chemochromic Sensor"
      Inventors: Diamond, Dermot; Dietz, Paul H.; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 7,008,795
      Issue Date: Mar 7, 2006
    • Title: "Electronic Display with Compensation for Shaking"
      Inventors: Leigh, Darren L.; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 6,906,754
      Issue Date: Jun 14, 2005
    • Title: "LED with Controlled Capacitive Discharge For Photo Sensing"
      Inventors: Dietz, Paul H.; Migdal, Joshua N.; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 6,870,148
      Issue Date: Mar 22, 2005
    • Title: "Real-Time Audio Buffering for Telephone Handsets"
      Inventors: Dietz, Paul H.; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 6,771,768
      Issue Date: Aug 3, 2004
    • Title: "Security-Enhanced Display Device"
      Inventors: Leigh, Darren L.; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 6,650,306
      Issue Date: Nov 18, 2003
    • Title: "Accessory Adapted for Digital Personal Assistant"
      Inventors: Bajracharya, Max P.; Carlson, Andrew H.; Wickman, Curtis A.; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 6,600,657
      Issue Date: Jul 29, 2003
    • Title: "Land and Water Based Flash Flood Detection and Warning System"
      Inventors: Leigh, Darren L.; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 6,558,216
      Issue Date: May 6, 2003
    • Title: "Hyper-Dimensional Datascope"
      Inventors: Walterman, Michael; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 6,492,988
      Issue Date: Dec 10, 2002
    • Title: "Digital Personal Assistant Docking Station Camera"
      Inventors: Leigh, Darren L.; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 6,477,588
      Issue Date: Nov 5, 2002
    • Title: "Method for Smooth Motion in a Distributed Virtual Reality Environment"
      Inventors: Waters, Richard C.; Yerazunis, William S.
      Patent No.: 5,793,382
      Issue Date: Aug 11, 1998
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