Patents by Inventor Brian Watson

Brian Watson 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: 20220259529
    Abstract: An additive dispensing device for dispensing of additives into a pressurised vessel, more particularly a fermentation vessel of a brewing system, is disclosed. The device has a vessel body including a chamber, the chamber having a closed end and an open end. A pressure release means is provided between the chamber and atmosphere. A controllable valve positioned between the closed end and the open end, configured to selectively open and close a flow path between the closed end and the open end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: Natural Brew Inc
    Inventors: Matthew Charles Dromgool, Brian Watson
  • Publication number: 20220231859
    Abstract: Computer systems and methods for verifying a route taken by a communication are disclosed. In one implementation, a device for verifying a route taken by a communication may include one or more processors configured to obtain a communication transmitted by a source entity. The communication may include data and digital signatures, and each of the digital signatures may be generated based on at least the data. Further, the digital signatures may include a digital signature associated with the source entity, and a set of digital signatures associated with at least a subset of intermediate entities on a route taken by the communication. The one or more processors may be further configured to verify the digital signatures included in the communication, verify whether the entities associated with the digital signatures form an expected route for the communication, and process the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: Neustar, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian R. KNOPF, Mark WATSON
  • Patent number: 11379599
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for a client-side filesystem for a remote repository are disclosed. One or more files of a repository are sent from a storage service to a client device. The file(s) are obtained by the client using a credential sent by a repository manager. Local copies of the file(s) are accessible via a local filesystem mounted at the client device. One or more new files associated with the repository are generated at the client device. Using the credential, the one or more new files are obtained at the storage service from the client device. The one or more new files are added to the repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin Michael Theimer, Yunhan Chen, Shu Liu, Arjun Raman, Yuxin Xie, Fengjia Xiong, Julien Jacques Ellie, Colin Watson, Ullas Sankhla, Swapandeep Singh, Kerry Hart, Paul Anderson, Brian Dahmen, Suchi Nandini
  • Publication number: 20220186161
    Abstract: Production of beer using a wort concentrate is described. In an embodiment, a system includes at least one fermentation tank comprising temperature control means. At least one processor configured to execute computer-readable instructions stored on at least one computer-readable storage media to perform a method of producing beer, including forming a mixture of a wort concentrate including hops and having a specific gravity of at least 1.085 kg/m3, with water and yeast in the fermentation tank, wherein forming the mixture comprises pumping the wort concentrate into the fermentation tank. The mixture is fermented and fermentation conditions monitored. On determining that predetermined fermentation conditions have been met, the fermented mixture is cooled to a temperature between zero and four degrees Celsius through controlling the temperature control means. The fermented mixture is carbonated, following addition of yeast finings, such that beer is produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Peter Toombs, Brian Watson
  • Patent number: 11326135
    Abstract: An additive dispensing device for dispensing of additives into a pressurised vessel, more particularly a fermentation vessel of a brewing system, is disclosed. The device has a vessel body including a chamber, the chamber having a closed end and an open end. A pressure release means is provided between the chamber and atmosphere. A controllable valve positioned between the closed end and the open end, configured to selectively open and close a flow path between the closed end and the open end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Natural Brew Inc
    Inventors: Matthew Charles Dromgool, Brian Watson
  • Patent number: 11256988
    Abstract: A novel system and method are described that allows for implementation of compact and efficient deep learning AI solutions to advanced sensor signal processing functions. The process includes the following stages: (1) A method for generating requisite annotated training data in sufficient quantity to ensure convergence of a deep learning neural network (DNN); (2) A method for implementing the resulting DNN onto a Spiking Neural Network (SNN) architecture amenable to efficient neuromorphic integrated circuit (IC) architectures; (3) A method for implementing the solution onto a neuromorphic IC; and (4) A statistical method for ensuring reliable performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Information Systems Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph R. Guerci, Jameson Bergin, Brian Watson, Sandeep Gogineni, Colton Smith, Gavin McGee
  • Patent number: 10792569
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for managing motion sickness of a user while the user is wearing a head-mounted device (HMD). One method includes an operation for monitoring the physical characteristics of the user while wearing the HMD that is presenting a virtual reality with multimedia content, where the physical characteristics including motions of the user. The multimedia content includes audio and video for presentation on a display of the HMD. Additionally, the method includes an operation for determining if the user is experiencing motion sickness based on the monitoring of the physical characteristics of the user while the virtual reality is being presented. When the user is experiencing motion sickness, supplemental sound is delivered to the user, where the supplemental sound is combined with sound from the multimedia content for delivery to the user, and the supplemental sound is defined to decrease the motion sickness experienced by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Watson
  • Patent number: 10642566
    Abstract: A media streaming device is provided. In one configuration, the media streaming device includes an interface for connecting the media streaming device to a display screen. A head mounted display (HMD) output for connecting to an HMD over a wireless connection provide by wireless communication circuitry. A processor for processing received video of interactive content. The processor is configured to format the video of interactive content for rendering on the display screen. A pass-through connection that is configured to interface the video of interactive content to the HMD via the HMD output over the wireless connection. The pass-through connection maintains a left-eye and right-eye format for rendering the video of interactive content in a three-dimensional format in the HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Watson, Anton Mikhailov, Jeffrey Stafford, Glenn Black
  • Publication number: 20190294405
    Abstract: A media streaming device is provided. In one configuration, the media streaming device includes an interface for connecting the media streaming device to a display screen. A head mounted display (HMD) output for connecting to an HMD over a wireless connection provide by wireless communication circuitry. A processor for processing received video of interactive content. The processor is configured to format the video of interactive content for rendering on the display screen. A pass-through connection that is configured to interface the video of interactive content to the HMD via the HMD output over the wireless connection. The pass-through connection maintains a left-eye and right-eye format for rendering the video of interactive content in a three-dimensional format in the HMD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Brian Watson, Anton Mikhailov, Jeffrey Stafford, Glenn Black
  • Patent number: 10366147
    Abstract: Techniques for programmatically magnifying one or more visible content elements of at least one markup language document, so as to increase the display size of those visible content elements. A magnification facility may be configured to apply multiple different zoom techniques. The magnification facility may be configured to evaluate the markup language document(s) at a time that the document(s) are being processed for display to select which of the multiple different zoom techniques may be applied at a time to increase a display size of visible content elements relative to a default display size for those elements. The magnification facility may be incorporated within the markup language document(s) and executed by a viewing application that processes markup language documents. For example, the markup language document(s) may form a web page and the magnification facility may be implemented as scripting language code incorporated into the document(s) of the web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Freedom Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron M. Leventhal, Jeffrey P. Bigham, Brian Watson
  • Patent number: 10318230
    Abstract: Systems and method for processing video frames generated for display on a head mounted display (HMD) to a second screen are provided. In one example, a client system having a processor for generating video frames in response to interactive game play of a video game using the HMD is provided. The generated video frames include in-band regions that include the video game content (VGC) to be displayed on the HMD. A processing device having an input interface for receiving the generated video frames. The processing device including extract logic for extracting a portion of the generated video frames, and a codec unit configured to process the portion of the generated video frames. Further included is a graphics processor unit (GPU) for processing the portion of the generated video frames and formatting for display on the second screen. The portion of the generated video frames processed by the GPU being provided to a first output interface of the processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Watson, Anton Mikhailov, Jeffrey Stafford, Glenn Black
  • Publication number: 20180296921
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for managing motion sickness of a user while the user is wearing a head-mounted device (HMD). One method includes an operation for monitoring the physical characteristics of the user while wearing the HMD that is presenting a virtual reality with multimedia content, where the physical characteristics including motions of the user. The multimedia content includes audio and video for presentation on a display of the HMD. Additionally, the method includes an operation for determining if the user is experiencing motion sickness based on the monitoring of the physical characteristics of the user while the virtual reality is being presented. When the user is experiencing motion sickness, supplemental sound is delivered to the user, where the supplemental sound is combined with sound from the multimedia content for delivery to the user, and the supplemental sound is defined to decrease the motion sickness experienced by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventor: Brian Watson
  • Publication number: 20180282674
    Abstract: An additive dispensing device for dispensing of additives into a pressurised vessel, more particularly a fermentation vessel of a brewing system, is disclosed. The device has a vessel body including a chamber, the chamber having a closed end and an open end. A pressure release means is provided between the chamber and atmosphere. A controllable valve positioned between the closed end and the open end, configured to selectively open and close a flow path between the closed end and the open end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Charles DROMGOOL, Brian WATSON
  • Publication number: 20180237731
    Abstract: A system including: at least one fermentation tank; at least one processor configured to execute computer-readable instructions stored on at least one computer-readable storage media to perform a method of producing beer, including the steps of: forming a mixture of a wort concentrate including hops and having a specific gravity of at least 1.085 kg/m3, with water and yeast in the fermentation tank; fermenting the mixture; cooling the fermented mixture to about zero degrees Celsius; adding yeast finings; and carbonating the filtered fermented mixture such that beer is produced. A computer-readable storage medium having stored thereon computer-readable instructions which when executed by at least one processor cause the at least one processor to perform a method of producing beer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Peter Toombs, Brian Watson
  • Patent number: 9999835
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for managing motion sickness of a user while the user is wearing a head-mounted device (HMD). One method includes an operation for monitoring the physical characteristics of the user while wearing the HMD that is presenting a virtual reality with multimedia content, where the physical characteristics including motions of the user. The multimedia content includes audio and video for presentation on a display of the HMD. Additionally, the method includes an operation for determining if the user is experiencing motion sickness based on the monitoring of the physical characteristics of the user while the virtual reality is being presented. When the user is experiencing motion sickness, supplemental sound is delivered to the user, where the supplemental sound is combined with sound from the multimedia content for delivery to the user, and the supplemental sound is defined to decrease the motion sickness experienced by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Watson
  • Patent number: 9956489
    Abstract: A system and method for preparing entertainment software for reduced network delivery time includes analyzing entertainment software to identify a first stage implementing a subset of the functionality of the entertainment software such that the first stage is deliverable to an entertainment platform across a network more quickly than the delivery of the entire entertainment software, and preparing the identified first stage for download, such that the identified first stage may be downloaded and used on the entertainment platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Stewart Sargaison, Brian Watson, Simon Booth, Victor Octav Suba Miura
  • Patent number: 9818225
    Abstract: A method for sharing content with other HMDs includes rendering content of a virtual environment scene on a display screen of a head-mounted display associated with a first user. The display screen rendering the virtual environment scene represents a virtual reality space of the first user. A request to share the virtual reality space of the first user is detected. The request targets a second user. In response to detecting acceptance of the request to share, the virtual reality space of the first user is shared with the second user. The sharing allows synchronizing the virtual environment scene rendered on the head mounted display of the first and the second users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaodong Mao, Brian Watson
  • Publication number: 20170293459
    Abstract: Systems and method for processing video frames generated for display on a head mounted display (HMD) to a second screen are provided. In one example, a client system having a processor for generating video frames in response to interactive game play of a video game using the HMD is provided. The generated video frames include in-band regions that include the video game content (VGC) to be displayed on the HMD. A processing device having an input interface for receiving the generated video frames. The processing device including extract logic for extracting a portion of the generated video frames, and a codec unit configured to process the portion of the generated video frames. Further included is a graphics processor unit (GPU) for processing the portion of the generated video frames and formatting for display on the second screen. The portion of the generated video frames processed by the GPU being provided to a first output interface of the processing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Brian Watson, Anton Mikhailov, Jeffrey Stafford, Glenn Black
  • Patent number: 9691181
    Abstract: Systems and method for processing video frames generated for display on a head mounted display (HMD) to a second screen are provided. One example method includes receiving the video frames formatted for display on the HMD, and while passing the video frames to the HMD, selecting a portion of content from the video frames and processing the portion of the content for output to a second screen. The video frames viewed in the HMD are a result of interactive play executed for viewing on the HMD. The second screen configured to render an undistorted view of the interactive play on the HMD. In one example, the method and system enable additional content to be rendered on the second screen (e.g., second screen content, such as social interactive play with others, other non-game content, player-player communication, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Watson, Anton Mikhailov, Jeffrey Stafford, Glenn Black
  • Patent number: 9418220
    Abstract: A system includes a memory and a controller. The controller controls access to the memory and is adapted to be programmed with a key that is associated with a context. The controller is adapted to, in response to a request to access the memory, perform a cryptographic function on data associated with the request based on the key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Bret McKee, Chris D Hyser, Robert D. Gardner, Brian Watson