Patents Examined by Vu A Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11507183
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to resolving natural language ambiguities with respect to a simulated reality setting. In an exemplary embodiment, a simulated reality setting having one or more virtual objects is displayed. A stream of gaze events is generated from the simulated reality setting and a stream of gaze data. A speech input is received within a time period and a domain is determined based on a text representation of the speech input. Based on the time period and a plurality of event times for the stream of gaze events, one or more gaze events are identified from the stream of gaze events. The identified one or more gaze events is used to determine a parameter value for an unresolved parameter of the domain. A set of tasks representing a user intent for the speech input is determined based on the parameter value and the set of tasks is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Niranjan Manjunath, Scott M. Andrus, Xinyuan Huang, William W. Luciw, Jonathan H. Russell
  • Patent number: 11508126
    Abstract: Methods and systems of rendering a pathway for a virtual tour of a predefined premises are disclosed. A method includes receiving a three-dimensional floor plan of the predefined premises, generating the virtual tour of the predefined premises based on the three-dimensional floor plan, identifying a plurality of pathways within the three-dimensional floor plan for exploring the predefined premises, and receiving details pertaining to a position and orientation of the user during the virtual tour. The position and the orientation are detected by at least one sensor of a Virtual Reality (VR) enabled device of the user. The method includes selecting a pathway based on the position and the orientation of the user, and rendering the pathway to the VR-enabled device for the virtual tour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventor: Arvind Prakash Bangalore Sadashiv Singh
  • Patent number: 11499017
    Abstract: A method of preparing an aqueous dispersion of an ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer according to exemplary embodiments of the present invention includes: mixing 30% by weight or more of an ethylene-(meth)acrylic acid copolymer, a basic compound, and water to form a mixed solution; and adding an inorganic salt compound to the mixed solution. Therefore, the aqueous dispersion of the ethylene-carboxylic acid copolymer may be effectively dispersed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignees: SK Innovation Co., Ltd., SK Global Chemical Co., Ltd., SK GC Americas Inc.
    Inventors: Hai Jin Shin, Doh Yeon Park, Yong Zheng, Hae Woong Park
  • Patent number: 11498924
    Abstract: Provided is a compound of Chemical Formula 1: wherein: Y is O or S; X1 to X3 are each N or CH, and one or more of X1 to X3 is N; and Ar1 to Ar4 are the same as or different from each other, and each independently is an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms that is unsubstituted or substituted with nitrile or a heteroaryl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms; or a tricyclic heteroaryl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms that is unsubstituted or substituted with an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, and an organic light emitting device including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Min Woo Jung, Wanpyo Hong, Dong Hoon Lee, Boonjae Jang, Jungha Lee, Su Jin Han, Seulchan Park
  • Patent number: 11498914
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to compounds capable of emitting delayed fluorescence, and uses of the compounds in organic light-emitting diodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: KYULUX, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshitake Suzuki, Shuo-Hsien Cheng, Naoto Notsuka, Yu Seok Yang, Jorge Aguilera-Iparraguirre
  • Patent number: 11494962
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus according to an aspect includes an acquirer configured to acquire information on anthropomorphic characters correlated with a battery that stores power for allowing a vehicle to travel, and an information provider configured to provide information on a competition between the anthropomorphic character correlated with the battery and another anthropomorphic character when the vehicle is connected to a charging facility that supplies power to the battery to charge the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeru Namiki
  • Patent number: 11494529
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a system for acquiring images of real stone slabs, visualize them virtually them in a 1:1. ratio, and design and view the final installation in 2D and 3D with the actual slabs instead of sample photography. This feat is achieved by the combination of multiple systems. Which include: 1.—A process to take the photographies 2.—A computer system to store and manage a virtual warehouse of actual slab images, 3.—a 1:1 display system, 4.—a catalog application and 5.—a visualization tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: ARCHITECTURAL SURFACES GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Pol Cámara Solé, Francisco Acosta
  • Patent number: 11492492
    Abstract: A pigment composition including at least one pigment selected from the group consisting of a perinone-based pigment and a perylene-based pigment, water, a resin having a constitutional unit represented by Formula 1, and at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a phthalimide compound having a carboxyalkyl group and a naphthalimide compound having a carboxyalkyl group; a method for producing thereof; and an aqueous ink composition using the pigment composition. In Formula 1, R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, L2 represents —C(?O)O—, —OC(?O)—, or —C(?O)NR2— and R2 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, and R3 represents an alkyl group having 6 or more carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Naoko Nishimura, Kai Moriya
  • Patent number: 11485386
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a control unit. The control unit is configured to execute: outputting, when detecting or estimating travel inability of an own vehicle, information regarding a request for receiving an article provided from another vehicle to avoid the travel inability. The control unit performs, when determining that a request vehicle outputs the information regarding the request, a prescribed process for providing an article corresponding to the request to the request vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Nozomi Kaneko, Hiromichi Dogishi, Masaki Shitara, Keiji Yamashita, Naoki Yamamuro, Shunsuke Tanimori, Ryoichi Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 11484909
    Abstract: Coating compositions for coating an oilfield operational component, and related methods, may include in some aspects a coating composition having a trifunctional silane, a silanol, and a filler. The coating composition may be applied to a surface of the oilfield operational component that is configured to be exposed to a fluid. The coating composition may be applied to at least partially cover or coat the surface. The coating composition may be configured to chemically bond with a cured primer composition that includes an epoxy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: S+S INDUSTRIES TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Greg Andrews, George D. Andrews, Jeff Capell
  • Patent number: 11481947
    Abstract: When one of an acquired plurality of parameters that represents an exercise state of a subject changes or is assumed to change, a value of another parameter that changes in conjunction with that change is estimated. A parameter acquirer acquires, as indexes representing the exercise state of the subject, a value of a first parameter, a value of a second parameter that is an index different from and having a correlation with the first parameter, and another first parameter that is the first parameter having a value that differs from the acquired value of the first parameter. A parameter estimator estimates the value of the second parameter that corresponds to the another first parameter in accordance with a model generated based on sets of a value of a third parameter as an input of the model and a fourth parameter as an output of the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takehiro Aibara
  • Patent number: 11482675
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescence device comprising: an anode, a cathode, and an emitting region between the anode and the cathode, wherein the emitting region comprises a first emitting layer and a second emitting layer, the first emitting layer and the second emitting layer are directly adjacent to each other, the first emitting layer is between the anode and the second emitting layer, and one of the first emitting layer and the second emitting layer comprises a compound having at least one deuterium atom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satomi Tasaki, Taro Yamaki, Hiroaki Itoi, Yuki Nakano, Yuichiro Kawamura, Ryoji Maeda, Kazuki Nishimura, Yongguk Lee
  • Patent number: 11472966
    Abstract: The present specification relates to a coating composition comprising a compound represented by Chemical Formula 1; and an ionic compound comprising an anion group represented by Chemical Formula 10, an organic light emitting device using the same, and a method for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventors: Hyeonah Shin, Sungkyoung Kang, Kwanghyun Kim, Jaesoon Bae, Jaechol Lee, Jae Hak Jeong, Chung Whan Lee, Hyungil Park
  • Patent number: 11475620
    Abstract: An information providing apparatus according to an aspect includes an acquirer configured to acquire traveling history of a vehicle, and an information provider configured to provide information on an anthropomorphic character correlated with information related to the vehicle. The information provider gives or grows the anthropomorphic character on the basis of the traveling history acquired by the acquirer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeru Namiki
  • Patent number: 11472437
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a traveling driving system configured to execute traveling of an own vehicle; a non-traveling-application providing unit configured to provide a passenger with an application other than the traveling of the own vehicle; and a control unit. The control unit includes: inquiry means for inquiring a usage application of the own vehicle to the passenger when it is detected that the passenger gets into the own vehicle, the usage application including a traveling application and the application other than traveling of the own vehicle; non-traveling-application providing unit activating means for activating the non-traveling-application providing unit in a case where the application other than traveling is selected in response to the inquiry by the inquiry means; and traveling driving system activating means for activating the traveling driving system in a case where the traveling application is selected in response to the inquiry by the inquiry means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: MICOLATTA INC.
    Inventors: Masahiro Suzuki, Mayumi Suzuki, Yoichiro Sako
  • Patent number: 11475619
    Abstract: To allow free animation production in virtual space, an animation production method executing: a step of placing a virtual camera for shooting a character in a virtual space; a step of placing a first plate object with a first image attached as a texture under the foot of the character in response to an instruction from a user; a step of placing a second plate object with a second image attached as a texture in response to an instruction from the user; a step of correcting the posture of the second plate object such that the second plate object is perpendicular to the first plate object; and a step of generating an image captured by the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: ANICAST RM INC.
    Inventors: Yoshihito Kondoh, Masato Murohashi
  • Patent number: 11466163
    Abstract: In a coated article including a laminated coating film configured such that a first base layer 3 containing a lustrous material 11 and a second base layer 4 and a transparent clear layer 5 containing an organic pigment 15 are stacked on each other in this order on a coating target object, the same type of organic ultraviolet absorbing agent 13 having a molecular weight of equal to or greater than 500 is added to the first base layer 3 and the second base layer 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignees: NIPPON PAINT AUTOMOTIVE COATINGS CO., LTD., MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Yamanaka, Masaharu Arashi, Hiroshi Kiyonaga, Hideaki Tsujioka, Takakazu Yamane, Kouji Teramoto
  • Patent number: 11466162
    Abstract: An aqueous coating composition is provided that is useful in coating a variety of substrates, including interior or exterior portions of food or beverage cans. The coating composition includes a resin system that includes a multi-stage latex. In some embodiments, the multi-stage latex is formed using a process that includes emulsion polymerizing two or more stages in the presence of an aqueous dispersion including a water-dispersible polymer. In certain preferred embodiments, the water-dispersible polymer is a polyether polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: SWIMC LLC
    Inventors: Robert M. O'Brien, Mark Stuetelberg, Joseph D. Desousa, Mary Jo Scandolari, Nikolaus Koch, Stephen Pollin, Nusrah Hussain
  • Patent number: 11459480
    Abstract: Coating compositions or paint having a pigment blended with a polymer system including one or more latex polymers, wherein the polymer system contains an alkali-soluble resin having an acid value and molecular weight and provided in a preferably desired amount to demonstrate optimal performance characteristics of washability, stain resistance or scrubability without negatively impacting block resistance, especially when neutralized with a low-volatility base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventors: Dana Christensen, Tyler Bell, Robert Sandoval, Mary Jane Hibben, Michael Wildman
  • Patent number: 11461950
    Abstract: An intuitive interface may allow users of a computing device (e.g., children, etc.) to create imaginary three dimensional (3D) objects of any shape using body gestures performed by the users as a primary or only input. A user may make motions while in front of an imaging device that senses movement of the user. The interface may allow first-person and/or third person interaction during creation of objects, which may map a body of a user to a body of an object presented by a display. In an example process, the user may start by scanning an arbitrary body gesture into an initial shape of an object. Next, the user may perform various gestures using his body, which may result in various edits to the object. After the object is completed, the object may be animated, possibly based on movements of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Xiang Cao, Yang Liu, Teng Han, Takaaki Shiratori, Nobuyuki Umetani, Yupeng Zhang, Xin Tong, Zhimin Ren