Patents by Inventor Damir Wallener

Damir Wallener 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: 20210192736
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting udder disease based on machine learning methods and complementary supporting techniques are presented. Included are methods for assembling time sequences of images of each animal of a herd or set for subsequent use in per-animal image analysis for disease detection. Methods presented also include image pre-processing methods used prior to image analysis, resulting in contrast and resolution optimization such as appropriate image intensity level adjustment and resolution downsampling for more rapid and more accurate disease detection. Combinatorial techniques for compositing whole-udder images or udder-quarter images from partial images captures are described. Methods are provided for power usage optimization in regard to computing resources used in the computing-intensive AI analysis methods. Location-based and animal history-based detection refinements are incorporated into described systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: EIO Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Cory Spencer, Damir Wallener, Jeff Sember
  • Patent number: 10964019
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting udder disease based on machine learning methods and complementary supporting techniques are presented. Included are methods for assembling time sequences of images of each animal of a herd or set for subsequent use in per-animal image analysis for disease detection. Methods presented also include image pre-processing methods used prior to image analysis, resulting in contrast and resolution optimization such as appropriate image intensity level adjust wilt and resolution down sampling for more rapid and more accurate disease detection. Combinatorial techniques for compositing whole-udder images or udder-quarter images from partial images captures are described. Methods are provided for power usage optimization in regard to computing resources used in the computing-intensive AI analysis methods. Location-based and animal history-based detection refinements are incorporated into described systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: EIO DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Cory Spencer, Damir Wallener, Jeff Sember
  • Publication number: 20200065966
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting udder disease based on machine learning methods and complementary supporting techniques are presented. Included are methods for assembling time sequences of images of each animal of a herd or set for subsequent use in per-animal image analysis for disease detection. Methods presented also include image pre-processing methods used prior to image analysis, resulting in contrast and resolution optimization such as appropriate image intensity level adjust wilt and resolution down sampling for more rapid and more accurate disease detection. Combinatorial techniques for compositing whole-udder images or udder-quarter images from partial images captures are described. Methods are provided for power usage optimization in regard to computing resources used in the computing-intensive AI analysis methods. Location-based and animal history-based detection refinements are incorporated into described systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: EIO Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Cory Spencer, Damir Wallener, Jeff Sember
  • Patent number: 10460679
    Abstract: Power levels of a backlight are adjusted in a number of ways and based on a number of criteria. The adjustments result in a lower power consumption and, in some cases, may enhance audience attention to important objects in a scene. The adjustments comprise, for example, a combination of ramping down power (lowering final display brightness) in concert with corresponding compensatory LCD adjustments (increasing final display brightness). The adjustments may also include, for example, system dimming after ramp down/LCD adjustments are exhausted, or the shifting of an LDR2HDR curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Damir Wallener, Neil W. Messmer
  • Patent number: 9964803
    Abstract: Light sources of a backlight are configured to customize the shape of light emitted from the clusters. The clusters are activated as a unit and modulated as to brightness, but of the customized shape. All clusters can have a similar customized PSF, or the customization of each cluster may be varied in real time. Real time changes of a clusters PSF may be based, for example, an image or a region of the image to be displayed using the clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventor: Damir Wallener
  • Patent number: 9770143
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a dispenser which in one embodiment is a motorized electric dispenser that reliably detects a request for a portion of product and electromechanically dispenses a pre-determined length of product to the user, without the user needing to directly touch any part of the dispenser. The dispenser comprises a product path passing between an engagement opening and a capacitive sensor. A controller is operatively configured to identify a dispense request based upon a detection signal received from the capacitive sensor and activate a drive motor upon the identification of the dispense request. The dispense request is defined as an introduction of a user target within an introduction threshold distance from the capacitive sensor followed by a removal of the user target beyond a removal threshold distance away from the capacitive sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: DISPENSING DYNAMICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Lockland Corley, Andrew Jackman, Alex Trampolski, Richard Ybo Lalau, Damir Wallener
  • Publication number: 20170219879
    Abstract: Light sources of a backlight are configured to customize the shape of light emitted from the clusters. The clusters are activated as a unit and modulated as to brightness, but of the customized shape. All clusters can have a similar customized PSF, or the customization of each cluster may be varied in real time. Real time changes of a clusters PSF may be based, for example, an image or a region of the image to be displayed using the clusters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventor: Damir WALLENER
  • Publication number: 20170186380
    Abstract: Power levels of a backlight are adjusted in a number of ways and based on a number of criteria. The adjustments result in a lower power consumption and, in some cases, may enhance audience attention to important objects in a scene. The adjustments comprise, for example, a combination of ramping down power (lowering final display brightness) in concert with corresponding compensatory LCD adjustments (increasing final display brightness). The adjustments may also include, for example, system dimming after ramp down/LCD adjustments are exhausted, or the shifting of an LDR2HDR curve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Damir Wallener, Neil W. Messmer
  • Patent number: 9646548
    Abstract: Light sources of a backlight are configured to customize the shape of light emitted from the clusters. The clusters are activated as a unit and modulated as to brightness, but of the customized shape. All clusters can have a similar customized PSF, or the customization of each cluster may be varied in real time. Real time changes of a clusters PSF may be based, for example, an image or a region of the image to be displayed using the clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventor: Damir Wallener
  • Patent number: 9607558
    Abstract: Power levels of a backlight are adjusted in a number of ways and based on a number of criteria. The adjustments result in a lower power consumption and, in some cases, may enhance audience attention to important objects in a scene. The adjustments comprise, for example, a combination of ramping down power (lowering final display brightness) in concert with corresponding compensatory LCD adjustments (increasing final display brightness). The adjustments may also include, for example, system dimming after ramp down/LCD adjustments are exhausted, or the shifting of an LDR2HDR curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Damir Wallener, Neil W. Messmer
  • Patent number: 8994615
    Abstract: A method for driving a solid-state illumination source to emit light having a brightness determined by a control value involves selecting a control mode based at least in part on the control value. In one embodiment a constant current is supplied to the solid-state illumination source for control values in a low range, a frequency-modulated (FM) current is supplied to the solid-state illumination source for control values in a mid range and a pulse-with modulation (PWM) current is supplied to the solid-state illumination source for control values in an upper range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Neil Messmer, Damir Wallener
  • Publication number: 20140327707
    Abstract: Light sources of a backlight are configured to customize the shape of light emitted from the clusters. The clusters are activated as a unit and modulated as to brightness, but of the customized shape. All clusters can have a similar customized PSF, or the customization of each cluster may be varied in real time. Real time changes of a clusters PSF may be based, for example, an image or a region of the image to be displayed using the clusters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION
    Inventor: Damir Wallener
  • Patent number: 8860769
    Abstract: Light sources of a backlight are configured to customize the shape of light emitted from the clusters. The clusters are activated as a unit and modulated as to brightness, but of the customized shape. All clusters can have a similar customized PSF, or the customization of each cluster may be varied in real time. Real time changes of a clusters PSF may be based, for example, an image or a region of the image to be displayed using the clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventor: Damir Wallener
  • Publication number: 20140291437
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a dispenser which in one embodiment is a motorized electric dispenser that reliably detects a request for a portion of product and electromechanically dispenses a pre-determined length of product to the user, without the user needing to directly touch any part of the dispenser. The dispenser comprises a product path passing between an engagement opening and a capacitive sensor. A controller is operatively configured to identify a dispense request based upon a detection signal received from the capacitive sensor and activate a drive motor upon the identification of the dispense request. The dispense request is defined as an introduction of a user target within an introduction threshold distance from the capacitive sensor followed by a removal of the user target beyond a removal threshold distance away from the capacitive sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: DISPENSING DYNAMICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Lockland Corley, Andrew Jackman, Alex Trampolski, Richard Ybo Lalau, Damir Wallener
  • Publication number: 20140249979
    Abstract: Handling is expedited for electronic financial service messages, particularly those destined for an exchange 60 or other trading venue. Messages are parsed into two informational components, with the first component requiring computations that must happen extremely fast and the second component requiring state updates, for example, that can happen on a longer timeframe. Real-time balancing of optimizing throughput versus optimizing latency is achieved for financial message handling. The system allows for the automatic switching between the two methods of optimization based on either user controlled or independently controlled message rate thresholds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: SECODIX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Damir Wallener, Lewis Johnson, Brendan Tonner, Ken Unger
  • Publication number: 20140168287
    Abstract: Power levels of a backlight are adjusted in a number of ways and based on a number of criteria. The adjustments result in a lower power consumption and, in some cases, may enhance audience attention to important objects in a scene. The adjustments comprise, for example, a combination of ramping down power (lowering final display brightness) in concert with corresponding compensatory LCD adjustments (increasing final display brightness). The adjustments may also include, for example, system dimming after ramp down/LCD adjustments are exhausted, or the shifting of an LDR2HDR curve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Damir Wallener, Neil W. Messmer
  • Patent number: 8681189
    Abstract: Systems and methods of image processing are provided for a display having a light source modulation layer and a display modulation layer. A section of a perceptual curve, such as a DICOM curve, is extracted for each frame of image data, based on a profile of expected luminance on the display modulation layer from light emitted by the light source modulation layer. The section of the perceptual curve may be used to determine a desired-total response curve which maps display modulation layer input control values to corresponding output luminance values. The desired-total response curve and a display modulator-specific response curve may be applied to image data to generate control values for driving the display modulation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Damir Wallener, Lewis Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140063040
    Abstract: Light sources of a backlight are configured to customize the shape of light emitted from the clusters. The clusters are activated as a unit and modulated as to brightness, but of the customized shape. All clusters can have a similar customized PSF, or the customization of each cluster may be varied in real time. Real time changes of a clusters PSF may be based, for example, an image or a region of the image to be displayed using the clusters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION
    Inventor: Damir Wallener
  • Patent number: 8531492
    Abstract: Light sources of a backlight are configured to customize the shape of light emitted from the clusters. The clusters are activated as a unit and modulated as to brightness, but of the customized shape. All clusters can have a similar customized PSF, or the customization of each cluster may be varied in real time. Real time changes of a clusters PSF may be based, for example, an image or a region of the image to be displayed using the clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventor: Damir Wallener
  • Patent number: 8511599
    Abstract: Paper towel dispenser apparatus and method wherein one or more targets are connected to a rotatable toweling support roller. A sensor senses capacitance changes caused by the rotating roller and the one or more targets and sends signals to a controller to control rotation of the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventors: Richard Lalau, Damir Wallener, Lockland Corley, Andrew Jackman, Alex Trampolski, Matthew Friesen