Patents by Inventor COLLIN CHARLES DAVIS

COLLIN CHARLES DAVIS 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: 11012575
    Abstract: Techniques for selecting a meeting to join in response to a voice command from a user are described herein. A user may utter a voice command to “join my meeting” and, in response, the techniques may access a calendar associated with the user to identify the call-in information used to join the meeting. If the calendar indicates that the user is listed as an invitee for multiple meetings at the current time, then the techniques may analyze an array of criteria to determine which meeting the user most likely would like to join.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Alan Leblang, Gary Zhong, Milo Oostergo, Cassity Barrows Queen, Aakarsh Nair, Collin Charles Davis, Richard Christopher Green, Yu-Hsiang Cheng, Kevin Crews
  • Publication number: 20210092128
    Abstract: A technology is provided for using a multi-factor authentication process to access services in a computing service environment. One or more policies can be defined for allowing access to one or more services and/or resources associated with a service provider environment according to an authenticated identity. A device, detected by a voice-capturing endpoint within a defined geographical location, may be authenticated according to a unique identification (ID). Voice data received from the voice-capturing endpoint can be authenticated. The authenticated identity can be established according to the authenticated device and the authenticated voice data. A command, received via a voice command from the voice-capturing endpoint, may be issued with the authenticated identity to access the one or more services and/or resources associated with the service provider environment according to the plurality of policies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Jonathan Alan Leblang, Collin Charles Davis
  • Patent number: 10958457
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed related to determining device settings for a meeting based in part by parsing text from a meeting invitation or calendar entry, and controlling one or more remotely controllable devices during the meeting according to the determined settings. Based on contextual information determined from a parsed meeting invitation and/or related sources, controllable devices such as remote-controllable window shades, lighting equipment, camera equipment, display screens and/or other in-room equipment may be automatically assigned to determined settings before or during an in-person meeting, conference call or videoconference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Collin Charles Davis, Aakarsh Nair, Milo Oostergo, Kevin Crews, Gary Zhong, Jonathan Alan Leblang, Yu-Hsiang Cheng, Richard Christopher Green
  • Patent number: 10939175
    Abstract: A real-time video exploration (RVE) system that allows users to pause a pre-recorded video (e.g., a movie) and change viewing positions and angles of one or more scenes. The RVE system may also allow users to select, manipulate, and modify objects within one or more scenes. The RVE system may render new video of the scenes and stream the new video to the user's client device. Using the RVE system, a user may create modified versions of one or more scenes to replace original scenes in a video to thus create a modified version of the video. The RVE system may allow the user to record the modified version of the video, and may allow the user to share the modified version of the video with other viewers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard Joseph Heinz, II, Michael Schleif Pesce, Collin Charles Davis, Michael Anthony Frazzini, Ashraf Alkarmi, Michael Martin George, David A. Limp, William Dugald Carr, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200336482
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for batch registration and configuration of devices are disclosed. A plurality of devices are detected over one or more networks. Data indicative of the plurality of devices is provided through a user interface. Through the user interface, user input is received that indicates a selected plurality of the devices. The selected plurality of the devices are registered with a service provider environment. The selected plurality of the devices are authenticated using device-specific credentials and registered for device-specific accounts with the service provider environment. A configuration profile is deployed to the selected plurality of the devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Surabhi Raje, Krishnamurthy Ganesan, Yu-Hsiang Cheng, Ruoyu Fei, Jingyu Ji, Milo Oostergo, Aapo Juhani Laitinen, Collin Charles Davis, Karthik Bellur
  • Patent number: 10708265
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for batch registration and configuration of devices are disclosed. A plurality of devices are detected over one or more networks. Data indicative of the plurality of devices is provided through a user interface. Through the user interface, user input is received that indicates a selected plurality of the devices. The selected plurality of the devices are registered with a service provider environment. The selected plurality of the devices are authenticated using device-specific credentials and registered for device-specific accounts with the service provider environment. A configuration profile is deployed to the selected plurality of the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Surabhi Raje, Krishnamurthy Ganesan, Yu-Hsiang Cheng, Ruoyu Fei, Jingyu Ji, Milo Oostergo, Aapo Juhani Laitinen, Collin Charles Davis, Karthik Bellur
  • Patent number: 10632372
    Abstract: A game spectating system that provides interfaces and methods for providing game content to viewers. The spectating system obtains game metadata from game systems for games being broadcast by the spectating system according to the API, and generates broadcast content based at least in part on the game metadata. The broadcast content includes user interface (UI) elements for obtaining virtual or physical objects corresponding to the game content. The broadcast content is provided to spectator devices with the broadcasts. The spectating system receives indications of spectators' interactions with the broadcast content from the spectator devices including interactions requesting the virtual or physical objects, and facilitates provisioning or delivery of the objects to respective spectator devices or spectators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Gilmore, David Hendrik Verfaillie, Hok Peng Leung, Ethan Zane Evans, Michael Anthony Willette, Christopher Paul Dury, Collin Charles Davis, Richard Bantegui, Francis Xavier Surjo-Subagio, Michael Anthony Frazzini, Michael Martin George
  • Publication number: 20190378331
    Abstract: A virtual world generation engine and methods for generating virtual worlds from images collected from various sources, including crowdsourced images. A virtual world generation engine may obtain images (e.g., digital photographs, digital video frames, etc.) related to a particular real-world scene, combine the images using image processing techniques such as image stitching techniques to generate composite images representing a view of the scene, and generate models from the composite images. The models may be used in rendering video content representing virtual worlds generated from the collected images of real-world scenes; the video content may be streamed to client device(s). Obtaining the images, generating models, rendering video content from the models, and streaming the video content may be performed in response to user interactions with video content on the client device(s) to allow interactive exploration of the virtual worlds in real-time or near-real time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Collin Charles Davis, Michael Anthony Frazzini, Ashraf Alkarmi, Gerard Joseph Heinz, II, Michael Schleif Pesce
  • Patent number: 10506003
    Abstract: A media universe system may provide digital media content to clients via methods and apparatus that provide interactive and immersive viewing experiences to the clients. A repository service may store digital assets for the media universe and maintain an asset tracking database that may track how the digital assets of the media universe relate to one another over time within a world encompassed by the media universe. The repository service may also maintain mappings between the digital assets and other content of the media universe. The repository service may serve as a centralized continuity database for the world and the media universe. Providing an accessible, scalable, network-based location for the continuity database may enable developers to build interactive experiences for users to explore the world of the media universe, both spatially and temporally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Robert Cabanero, Matthew James Van Gorder, Thomas Richard Leonard, Eric Stephen Nylund, Adam C. F. MacDonald, Ashraf Alkarmi, Collin Charles Davis, Michael Anthony Frazzini, Gerard Joseph Heinz, II, Michael Schleif Pesce
  • Patent number: 10491598
    Abstract: A technology is provided for using a multi-factor authentication process to access services in a computing service environment. One or more policies can be defined for allowing access to one or more services and/or resources associated with a service provider environment according to an authenticated identity. A device, detected by a voice-capturing endpoint within a defined geographical location, may be authenticated according to a unique identification (ID). Voice data received from the voice-capturing endpoint can be authenticated. The authenticated identity can be established according to the authenticated device and the authenticated voice data. A command, received via a voice command from the voice-capturing endpoint, may be issued with the authenticated identity to access the one or more services and/or resources associated with the service provider environment according to the plurality of policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Alan Leblang, Collin Charles Davis
  • Patent number: 10469362
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for a routing service that identifies routes for providing a resource with the least cost for providing a resource configured for a data flow. The routing service can operate on various servers with varying functionalities in a distributed network topology. After establishing an application-programming interface (“API”) session, the routing service can send API-based requests to the various servers to obtain API-based routing information. The routing service can use the routing information to determine that a network performance metric exceeds a threshold for providing a resource on a requested route. Advantageously, the routing service can determine alternative routes using the API routing information and, further, identify the least cost route of those alternative routes. Finally, the routing service can provide a resource configured for a data flow (e.g., a video conference) via the least cost route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Lee Burns, Bin Wang, Pavan Kumar Surishetty, Jesen Kwok Ha, Collin Charles Davis
  • Patent number: 10390064
    Abstract: A spectating system that leverages game metadata and/or broadcast metadata to provide rewards to or otherwise acknowledge participants in broadcasts. The system may analyze the metadata to detect events or other information about broadcasts, and may recognize and/or reward participants based at least in part on the analysis. Spectators may be rewarded for participating in broadcasts, or in particular events in broadcasts. Broadcasters may be rewarded for in-game achievements or for achieving levels of audience participation or support. Participants may select or vote on other participants to receive rewards. Rewards may, for example, include acknowledgement of participants via the user interface, virtual items such as in-game virtual gear, physical items such as game-related merchandise, and granting of benefits or privileges by the spectating system and/or game system such as special content for a broadcaster's channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Dury, David Hendrik Verfaillie, Hok Peng Leung, Patrick Gilmore, Ethan Zane Evans, Michael Anthony Willette, Collin Charles Davis, Richard Bantegui, Francis Xavier Surjo-Subagio, Michael Anthony Frazzini, Michael Martin George
  • Patent number: 10375434
    Abstract: A real-time video targeting (RVT) system may leverage network-based computation resources and services, available 2D or 3D model data, and available viewer information to dynamically personalize content of, or add personalized content to, video for particular viewers or viewer groups. When playing back pre-recorded video to viewers, at least some objects or other content in at least some of the scenes of the video may be replaced with objects or content targeted at particular viewers or groups according to profiles or preferences of the viewers or groups. Since the video is being rendered and streamed to different viewers or groups in real-time by the network-based computation resources and services, any given scene of a video may be modified and viewed in many different ways by different viewers or groups based on the particular viewers' or groups' profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard Joseph Heinz, II, Michael Schleif Pesce, Collin Charles Davis, Michael Anthony Frazzini, Ashraf Alkarmi, Michael Martin George, David A. Limp, William Dugald Carr, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10345897
    Abstract: A spectating system that generates game inputs based on spectator inputs and interactions, and provides the game inputs to game systems according to an application programming interface (API). The spectating system may allow spectators to interact with and affect a game being broadcast via inputs to and interactions with user interface (UI) elements presented on the spectating UI. Spectators may affect or influence the game, objects within the game universe, events within the game, or the players in the game via the UI elements on the spectating UI. The spectators may become involved in the games being broadcast by influencing game play via the spectating inputs. Game play for the players may be enhanced by providing interesting variations in game play based on the spectating inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David Hendrik Verfaillie, Hok Peng Leung, Patrick Gilmore, Ethan Zane Evans, Michael Anthony Willette, Christopher Paul Dury, Collin Charles Davis, Richard Bantegui, Francis Xavier Surjo-Subagio, Michael Anthony Frazzini, Michael Martin George
  • Patent number: 10332311
    Abstract: A virtual world generation engine and methods for generating virtual worlds from images collected from various sources, including crowdsourced images. A virtual world generation engine may obtain images (e.g., digital photographs, digital video frames, etc.) related to a particular real-world scene, combine the images using image processing techniques such as image stitching techniques to generate composite images representing a view of the scene, and generate models from the composite images. The models may be used in rendering video content representing virtual worlds generated from the collected images of real-world scenes; the video content may be streamed to client device(s). Obtaining the images, generating models, rendering video content from the models, and streaming the video content may be performed in response to user interactions with video content on the client device(s) to allow interactive exploration of the virtual worlds in real-time or near-real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Collin Charles Davis, Michael Anthony Frazzini, Ashraf Alkarmi, Gerard Joseph Heinz, II, Michael Schleif Pesce
  • Patent number: 10264547
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed related to determining a likelihood that a user is present in physical proximity to one or more computing devices based on factors such as detecting the user's voice, receiving beaconing signals from a user's mobile device, location information sent from other devices, input received via a camera, and/or other input at various devices that are geographically dispersed. Based on user presence information, a system may determine whether to broadcast a notification for the user to a given device for audible or visual presentation by the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Zhong, Milo Oostergo, Aakarsh Nair, Jonathan Alan Leblang, Collin Charles Davis
  • Patent number: 10104181
    Abstract: A computing device can be utilized to submit content to a collaboration service for posting on a collaboration channel. In response to receiving a posting request, the collaboration service identifies a context associated with the request. The context might include the location of the computing device submitting the request, the authenticated identity of the user submitting the request, or access rights associated with the content to be posted. The collaboration service can utilize the context to identify one or more collaboration channels to which the content can be posted. The user might be permitted to select one or more of the identified channels. Once the content has been posted to the selected channel, or channels, the collaboration service can utilize the context to perform other actions such as, but not limited to, initiating a communications session between authorized users of the collaboration channel to which the content was posted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Siddhartha Shankara Rao, Thaddeus C. Pritchett, Pavan Kumar Surishetty, Nathan Lee Burns, Collin Charles Davis
  • Patent number: 10083052
    Abstract: Initial configuration of access for a client device to a streamed application may be initiated in response to receiving a request to enable access. The application may not, in some cases, have been configured for streaming. The application may execute on a virtual computing node assigned to run the application in the context of a user account created to run the application. A link for initiating the application stream may be sent to the client. A capture process detects resources accessed by the application and streams them to the client. Input from the client is inserted into the application's input/output streams by the capture process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ajith Kuttai Venkatraman, Collin Charles Davis, Pavan Kumar Surishetty, Anantha Venkateshwaran Balasubramaniam, Jesen Kwok Ha
  • Publication number: 20180262497
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for batch registration and configuration of devices are disclosed. A plurality of devices are detected over one or more networks. Data indicative of the plurality of devices is provided through a user interface. Through the user interface, user input is received that indicates a selected plurality of the devices. The selected plurality of the devices are registered with a service provider environment. The selected plurality of the devices are authenticated using device-specific credentials and registered for device-specific accounts with the service provider environment. A configuration profile is deployed to the selected plurality of the devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Surabhi Raje, Krishnamurthy Ganesan, Yu-Hsiang Cheng, Ruoyu Fei, Jingyu Ji, Milo Oostergo, Aapo Juhani Laitinen, Collin Charles Davis, Karthik Bellur
  • Patent number: 10051600
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed related to determining a likelihood that a user is present in physical proximity to one or more computing devices based on factors such as detecting the user's voice, receiving beaconing signals from a user's mobile device, location information sent from other devices, input received via a camera, and/or other input at various devices that are geographically dispersed. Based on user presence information, which may include interaction timestamps, a system may determine confidence levels regarding which of a number of computing devices are in physical proximity of the user at a current time. The confidence scores may be used to determine whether to broadcast a meeting notification or other notification for the user to a given device for audible or visual presentation by the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Zhong, Milo Oostergo, Aakarsh Nair, Jonathan Alan Leblang, Collin Charles Davis