Patents by Inventor Brian Reynolds

Brian Reynolds 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: 20190222298
    Abstract: An interface device configured to interface with one or more aircraft avionics data systems and an antenna. The interface device includes a radio and at least one computing device that are housed inside an enclosure. The radio is connected to the antenna. The radio is configured to transmit outgoing messages and to receive incoming messages via the antenna. The at least one computing device is configured to send the outgoing messages to the radio for transmission by the radio via the antenna and to receive the incoming messages from the radio. The radio may be a very high frequency (“VHF”) transceiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Ronald Abeel, Steinarr Bragason, Tony Monroe Bragg, Douglas W. Daman, Brian DeHart, James Dooley, Justin Grimes, David E. Hiney, Timothy Hong, Drew Johnson, Paul Newby, James A. Reynolds, Bryan L. Sammons, Thomas Ogle Shafer, Frank E. Hummel, Andy R. Hill
  • Patent number: 10300377
    Abstract: A method of providing virtual items based on location-based action is disclosed. An indication is received of a performance of a location-based action by a player of a computer-implemented game. A virtual item is provided based on the receiving of the indication of the performance of the location-based action by the player of the computer-implemented game. The virtual item may be usable within the computer-implemented game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Nathan Arthur Etter, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Amitt Mahajan, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Jay Monahan, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Matthew Adam Ocko, Brian Reynolds, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Ian Wang, Jackson Wang
  • Patent number: 10244000
    Abstract: A method includes establishing, using a connection policy at a first device, a security association with a second device of an industrial process control and automation system. The method also includes, once the security association is established, activating a process data policy at the first device. The security association is established during first and second types of negotiations. The process data policy is activated during the second type of negotiation without the first type of negotiation. The second type of negotiation is faster than the first type of negotiation. The connection policy defines a communication channel between the devices using a non-process communication port of the first device. The process data policy defines a communication channel between the devices for real-time industrial process data. The first type of negotiation could include an IKE main mode negotiation, and the second type of negotiation could include an IKE quick mode negotiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Reynolds, Senthilkumar Dhanagopalan, Ritwik Ganguly
  • Publication number: 20190038979
    Abstract: A method of changing a virtual world of a computer-implemented game based on real-world locations of players of the computer-implemented game is disclosed. A presence of a player of the computer-implemented game is detected at a physical location. A presence of an additional player of the computer-implemented game is detected at the physical location based on a communication received from the player of the computer-implemented game. An aspect of the virtual world of the computer-implemented game is changed based on the detecting of the presence of the player at the physical location and the detecting of the presence of the additional player of the computer-implemented game at the physical location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Nathan Arthur Etter, Jay Monahan, Matthew Adam Ocko, Brian Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20190043485
    Abstract: A speech recognition circuit comprising a circuit for providing state identifiers which identify states corresponding to nodes or groups of adjacent nodes in a lexical tree, and for providing scores corresponding to the state identifiers, the lexical tree comprising a model of words.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Guy Larri, Mark Catchpole, Damian Kelly Harris-Dowsett, Timothy Brian Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20190034291
    Abstract: This disclosure provides an apparatus and method for use in industrial control systems and other systems. A method includes detecting, by a primary node, that a backup node is available and unconfigured. The method includes automatically replicating, by the primary node, the primary node to the backup node, including replicating a personality of the primary node to the backup node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Raj Bandekar, Brian Reynolds, Jethro Francis Steinman
  • Patent number: 10143926
    Abstract: A method of changing a virtual world of a computer-implemented game based on real-world locations of players of the computer-implemented game is disclosed. A presence of a player of the computer-implemented game is detected at a physical location. A presence of an additional player of the computer-implemented game is detected at the physical location based on a communication received from the player of the computer-implemented game. An aspect of the virtual world of the computer-implemented game is changed based on the detecting of the presence of the player at the physical location and the detecting of the presence of the additional player of the computer-implemented game at the physical location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Arthur Etter, Jay Monahan, Matthew Adam Ocko, Brian Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10062377
    Abstract: A speech recognition circuit comprising a circuit for providing state identifiers which identify states corresponding to nodes or groups of adjacent nodes in a lexical tree, and for providing scores corresponding to said state identifiers, the lexical tree comprising a model of words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Zentian Limited
    Inventors: Guy Larri, Mark Catchpole, Damian Kelly Harris-Dowsett, Timothy Brian Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10056062
    Abstract: A music application guides a user with some musical experience through the steps of creating and editing a musical enhancement file that enhances and plays in synchronicity with an audio signal of an original artist's recorded performance. This enables others, perhaps with lesser musical ability than the original artist, to play-along with the original artist by following melodic, chordal, rhythmic, and verbal prompts. The music application accounts for differences in the timing of the performance from a standard tempo by guiding the user through the process of creating a tempo map for the performance and by associating the tempo map with MIDI information of the enhancement file. Enhancements may contain MIDI information, audio signal information, and/or video signal information which may be played back in synchronicity with the recorded performance to provide an aural and visual aid to others playing-along who may have less musical experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: FIVER LLC
    Inventors: Brian Reynolds, William B. Hudak
  • Patent number: 9895608
    Abstract: A method of providing virtual items based on location-based actions is disclosed. An indication is received of a performance of a location-based action by a player of a computer-implemented game. A virtual item is added to an inventory of a player character of the player of the computer-implemented game based on the receiving of the indication of the performance of the location-based action by the player of the computer-implemented game. The virtual item is usable within the computer-implemented game by the player character of the player of the computer-implemented game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Nathan Arthur Etter, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Amitt Mahajan, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Jay Monahan, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Matthew Adam Ocko, Brian Reynolds, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Ian Wang, Jackson Wang
  • Publication number: 20180043253
    Abstract: A method of providing virtual items based on location-based action is disclosed. An indication is received of a performance of a location-based action by a player of a computer-implemented game. A virtual item is provided based on the receiving of the indication of the performance of the location-based action by the player of the computer-implemented game. The virtual item may be usable within the computer-implemented game.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Kathleen Auterio, Deniz Ersever, Nathan Arthur Etter, Hardik Kheskani, Serena Lam, Amitt Mahajan, Christopher Joseph Makarsky, Jay Monahan, Donald C. Mosites, Benjamin Mullin, Matthew Adam Ocko, Brian Reynolds, Shantanu Talapatra, Justin Waldron, Ian Wang, Jackson Wang
  • Publication number: 20170236532
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for improving audio conferencing services. One aspect relates to processing audio content of a conference. A first audio signal is received from a first conference participant, and a start and an end of a first utterance by the first conference participant are detected from the first audio signal. A second audio signal is received from a second conference participant, and a start and an end of a second utterance by the second conference participant is detected from the second audio signal. The second conference participant is provided with at least a portion of the first utterance, wherein at least one of start time, start point, and duration is determined based at least in part on the start, end, or both, of the second utterance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventor: Brian Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20170222824
    Abstract: A topic room is provided in which one or more individuals or other entities may collaborate on topics of mutual interest. Multiple individuals or participants may use the topic room to communicate in real or non-real time and may work together to create, browse, modify, comment on, and perform any other suitable action on content. A chat room within the topic room receives, records, and transmits the communications and all activity in the topic room to all participants as messages. Client processes at a participant's user equipment may listen to the messages and take particular actions. For example, one participant can follow another participant as that participant browses through material by using the messages received from that participant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Brian Reynolds, Mark J. Conway
  • Publication number: 20170182422
    Abstract: A method of changing a virtual world of a computer-implemented game based on real-world locations of players of the computer-implemented game is disclosed. A presence of a player of the computer-implemented game is detected at a physical location. A presence of an additional player of the computer-implemented game is detected at the physical location based on a communication received from the player of the computer-implemented game. An aspect of the virtual world of the computer-implemented game is changed based on the detecting of the presence of the player at the physical location and the detecting of the presence of the additional player of the computer-implemented game at the physical location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Nathan Arthur Etter, Jay Monahan, Matthew Adam Ocko, Brian Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20170168319
    Abstract: A hands-free binocular device. A pair of eyeglasses has two temples. A telescopic section is mounted to each eyeglass temple. The hands-free binocular device includes lenses for magnifying images and light path redirecting devices for controlling the light path to the eyeglass lenses. Light from an image being observed flows through the magnifying lenses and is redirected by the light path redirecting device. The image is magnified and viewable by a user. The user can shift his gaze upward to view the magnified image or look down from the magnified image to view a non-magnified image. In one preferred embodiment the light path redirecting devices are prisms. In another preferred embodiment the light path redirecting devices are mirrors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventor: Brian Reynolds
  • Patent number: 9669318
    Abstract: A method of changing a virtual world of a computer-implemented game based on real-world locations of players of the computer-implemented game is disclosed. A presence of a player of the computer-implemented game is detected at a physical location. A presence of an additional player of the computer-implemented game is detected at the physical location based on a communication received from the player of the computer-implemented game. An aspect of the virtual world of the computer-implemented game is changed based on the detecting of the presence of the player at the physical location and the detecting of the presence of the additional player of the computer-implemented game at the physical location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Arthur Etter, Jay Monahan, Matthew Adam Ocko, Brian Reynolds
  • Patent number: 9643080
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to systems and methods to provide an asynchronous social event in a computer-implemented game. The social event may for example be a virtual party that is staged in a game instance of a host player and may comprise automated attendance of player characters associated with one or more guest players. An event invitation may be sent to the guest players, with the player characters of guest players who accept the invitation being displayed as automatically attending the social event. The social event may be played back to the guest players asynchronously upon request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Reynolds, Matthew Deegler, Virginia Ellen McArthur
  • Publication number: 20170011725
    Abstract: A music application guides a user with some musical experience through the steps of creating and editing a musical enhancement file that enhances and plays in synchronicity with an audio signal of an original artist's recorded performance. This enables others, perhaps with lesser musical ability than the original artist, to play-along with the original artist by following melodic, chordal, rhythmic, and verbal prompts. The music application accounts for differences in the timing of the performance from a standard tempo by guiding the user through the process of creating a tempo map for the performance and by associating the tempo map with MIDI information of the enhancement file. Enhancements may contain MIDI information, audio signal information, and/or video signal information which may be played back in synchronicity with the recorded performance to provide an aural and visual aid to others playing-along who may have less musical experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: Family Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian Reynolds, William B. Hudak
  • Patent number: 9538129
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for improving audio conferencing services. One aspect relates to processing audio content of a conference. A first audio signal is received from a first conference participant, and a start and an end of a first utterance by the first conference participant are detected from the first audio signal. A second audio signal is received from a second conference participant, and a start and an end of a second utterance by the second conference participant is detected from the second audio signal. The second conference participant is provided with at least a portion of the first utterance, wherein at least one of start time, start point, and duration is determined based at least in part on the start, end, or both, of the second utterance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Family Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Brian Reynolds
  • Patent number: 9515966
    Abstract: A topic room is provided in which one or more individuals or other entities may collaborate on topics of mutual interest. Multiple individuals or participants may use the topic room to communicate in real or non-real time and may work together to create, browse, modify, comment on, and perform any other suitable action on content. A chat room within the topic room receives, records, and transmits the communications and all activity in the topic room to all participants as messages. Client processes at a participant's user equipment may listen to the messages and take particular actions. For example, one participant can follow another participant as that participant browses through material by using the messages received from that participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Family Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian Reynolds, Mark J. Conway