Patents by Inventor Daniel Ellis

Daniel Ellis 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: 11226493
    Abstract: A system for displaying three dimensional (3D) images. The system includes a 3D display operating in a first state to display a 3D image by outputting light into a viewing space and operating in a second state in which the 3D image is not displayed. The system further includes a screen element positioned between the 3D display and the viewing space. The screen element reflects light from the viewing space to appear opaque to a viewer in the viewing space when the 3D display operates in the second state. The screen element transmits the light output by the 3D display, whereby the 3D display image is perceivable by the viewer in the viewing space. The screen element includes a sheet of mesh or netting material that transmits light output by the 3D display through its pores or openings and may be a planar sheet of scrim, tulle, or chiffon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel M. Joseph, Jessica Anne Klouda, Donald Leo Matz, Jacob A. Ellis
  • Patent number: 11208249
    Abstract: A package and method of creating a package for dispensing a product are disclosed. The package comprises a flexible pouch comprising an elongated spout and a flowable product disposed within the pouch. A spout retainer is disposed on an exterior surface of the pouch adjacent to the spout, with opposite ends of the spout retainer attached to the exterior surface of the pouch to form two bridges, each of the bridges having a bridge width that is wider than a spout width to allow the spout to pass underneath each of the two bridges. The package may be manufactured on a vertical form-fill-seal machine where the pouch and spout retainer are formed from different supplies of film material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Cryovac, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Ellis, Dwight Smith, Daniel McKamy, Joseph Ramirez
  • Publication number: 20210380641
    Abstract: Synthetic nanostructures, polypeptides that are useful, for example, in making synthetic nanostructures, and methods for using synthetic nanostructures are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Gabriel BUTTERFIELD, Marc Joseph LAJOIE, Neil P. KING, David BAKER, Daniel ELLIS
  • Patent number: 11188489
    Abstract: A method of configuring a Universal Serial Bus (USB) connection between a first and second devices, the USB connection comprising a plurality of data channels, each having a pair of signal links, each signal link including a port at either end of the connection, and a signal wire formed of one or more physical wires extending between corresponding ports. Each of the signal links are configured with a first direction for transmission of data. The first direction is determined based on an initial required data transmission capacity in each direction between the first and second devices. Thereafter, depending on required capacity in the different directions, a selection is made which of the signal links should change their direction of transmission from the first direction to a second direction and a redirection signal is sent to each of the selected signal links to cause the change in direction of transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: DISPLAYLINK (UK) LIMITED
    Inventors: Daniel Ellis, Peter Burgers, Richard Jonathan Petrie
  • Publication number: 20210361227
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods that generating health diagnostic information from an audio recording. A computing system can include a machine-learned health model comprising that includes a sound model trained to receive data descriptive of a patient audio recording and output sound description data. The computing system can include a diagnostic model trained to receive the sound description data and output a diagnostic score. The computing system can include at least one tangible, non-transitory computer-readable medium that stores instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to perform operations. The operations can include obtaining the patient audio recording; inputting data descriptive of the patient audio recording into the sound model; receiving, as an output of the sound model, the sound description data; inputting the sound description data into the diagnostic model; and receiving, as an output of the diagnostic model, the diagnostic score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Katherine Chou, Michael Dwight Howell, Kasumi Widner, Ryan Rifkin, Henry George Wei, Daniel Ellis, Alvin Rajkomar, Aren Jansen, David Michael Parish, Michael Philip Brenner
  • Publication number: 20210149826
    Abstract: Systems and methods of controlling a docking station comprise establishing, by the wireless access point, a USB connection tunnelled over a local area wireless network connection with the mobile device, receiving, by the wireless access point over the USB connection, a request for an Internet Protocol (IP) or a Media Access Control (MAC) network address of the display controller, transmitting, by the wireless access point in response to the request, the IP or the MAC network address of the display controller to the mobile device over the USB connection, and receiving, by the wireless access point, the at least video data addressed to the IP or the MAC network address of the display controller and switching the at least video data addressed to the IP or the MAC network address of the display controller directly to the display controller without passing via the USB controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel Ellis, Mark Timothy Edmonds
  • Patent number: 11010341
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for replicating a file within a network of servers. The technique includes determining one or more regional master servers included in a regional cluster of servers and causing each regional master server to retrieve a file from a fill source. The technique further includes, for at least one local cluster of servers included in the regional cluster of servers, determining one or more local master servers included in the at least one local cluster of servers, and causing each local master server to retrieve the file from one of the one or more regional master servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: NETFLIX, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Chen, Christopher Brand, Daniel Ellis, Alex Gutarin
  • Patent number: 10901921
    Abstract: A method of controlling a docking station (15) having a wireless access point (21) having a network address for communicating with a mobile device (11) over a local area wireless network connection, a display controller (25) having a network address for processing video data for output to a display device (17a) over a display-specific connection, and a USB controller (28) for processing USB data signals for output to one or more peripheral devices (17b) over a USB connection. The method involves establishing a local area wireless network connection with the mobile device (11) and establishing a USB connection tunnelled over the local area wireless network connection with the mobile device (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: DISPLAYLINK (UK) LIMITED
    Inventors: Daniel Ellis, Mark Timothy Edmonds
  • Publication number: 20200397886
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides nanostructures and nanostructure-based vaccines. Some nanostructures of the present disclosure display antigens capable of eliciting immune responses to infectious agents such as bacteria, viruses, and pathogens. Some vaccines of the present disclosure are useful for preventing or decreasing the severity of infection with an infectious agent, including, for example and without limitation, lyme disease, pertussis, herpes virus, orthomyxovirus, paramyxovirus, pneumovirus, filovirus, flavivirus, reovirus, retrovirus, meningococcus, or malaria. The antigens may be attached to the core of the nanostructure either non-covalently or covalently, including as a fusion protein or by other means disclosed herein. Multimeric antigens may optionally be displayed along a symmetry axis of the nanostructure. Also provided are proteins and nucleic acid molecules encoding such proteins, vaccine compositions, and methods of administration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Neil KING, David BAKER, Lance STEWART, Brooke FIALA, Daniel ELLIS, Lauren CARTER, Rashmi RAVICHANDRAN, George UEDA, Jorge FALLAS, Una NATTERMAN
  • Publication number: 20200372295
    Abstract: A computing system can include an embedding model and a clustering model. The computing system input each of the plurality of inputs into the embedding model and receiving respective embeddings for the plurality of inputs as outputs of the embedding model. The computing system can input the respective embeddings for the plurality of inputs into the clustering model and receiving respective cluster assignments for the plurality of inputs as outputs of the clustering model. The computing system can evaluate a clustering loss function that evaluates a first average, across the plurality of inputs, of a respective first entropy of each respective probability distribution; and a second entropy of a second average of the probability distributions for the plurality of inputs. The computing system can modify parameter(s) of one or both of the clustering model and the embedding model based on the clustering loss function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Aren Jansen, Ryan Michael Rifkin, Daniel Ellis
  • Publication number: 20200349921
    Abstract: Methods are provided for generating training triplets that can be used to train multidimensional embeddings to represent the semantic content of non-speech sounds present in a corpus of audio recordings. These training triplets can be used with a triplet loss function to train the multidimensional embeddings such that the embeddings can be used to cluster the contents of a corpus of audio recordings, to facilitate a query-by-example lookup from the corpus, to allow a small number of manually-labeled audio recordings to be generalized, or to facilitate some other audio classification task. The triplet sampling methods may be used individually or collectively, and each represent a respective heuristic about the semantic structure of audio recordings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Aren Jansen, Manoj Plakal, Richard Channing Moore, Shawn Hershey, Ratheet Pandya, Ryan Rifkin, Jiayang Liu, Daniel Ellis
  • Publication number: 20200158619
    Abstract: In a fracture pressure transmission test apparatus utilizing fracture simulating slotted discs, the apparatus can assess the effectiveness of a lost circulation material (LCM) in a test fluid, allow for the assessment of the ability of the LCM to reduce pressure transmission to a tip of a fracture to prevent fracture propagation, and allow for the simulation of flow back to assess the ease of clean-up for reservoir applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Ian Lee Everhard, Grant Mackenzie, Reza Ettehadi Osgouei, Jesse Clark Harrison, III, Daniel Ellis
  • Patent number: 10585815
    Abstract: A method of controlling a wireless docking station, which has one or more peripheral devices connected thereto, which are controllable from a mobile device when the mobile device is docked with the wireless docking station. The method involves receiving (S41) a sensing signal indicating that a user is proximate the peripheral device(s) and detecting (S42) that a mobile device is within a predetermined range of the wireless docking station. An identification of the mobile device is determined and the user is requested (S43) to confirm that the user wants to dock the mobile device having the identification with the wireless docking station. When a confirmation signal (S44) is received, an authentication of the mobile device having the identification is permitted to be performed whereby the mobile device having the identification is docked (S47) with the wireless docking station if the authentication is successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: DISPLAYLINK (UK) LIMITED
    Inventors: Trevor Hall, Martin Andrew Turnock, Douglas Morse, Richard Jonathan Petrie, Daniel Ellis, Rebecca Ann Edney
  • Publication number: 20190340137
    Abstract: A method of controlling a wireless docking station, which has one or more peripheral devices connected thereto, which are controllable from a mobile device when the mobile device is docked with the wireless docking station. The method involves receiving (S41) a sensing signal indicating that a user is proximate the peripheral device(s) and detecting (S42) that a mobile device is within a predetermined range of the wireless docking station. An identification of the mobile device is determined and the user is requested (S43) to confirm that the user wants to dock the mobile device having the identification with the wireless docking station. When a confirmation signal (S44) is received, an authentication of the mobile device having the identification is permitted to be performed whereby the mobile device having the identification is docked (S47) with the wireless docking station if the authentication is successful.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: DisplayLink (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Trevor HALL, Martin Andrew TURNOCK, Douglas MORSE, Richard Jonathan PETRIE, Daniel ELLIS, Rebecca Ann EDNEY
  • Patent number: 10453424
    Abstract: An apparatus for co-ordinating display data sent to a display device includes two or more panels or sub-displays together forming a single display screen for displaying at least one complete image. Each display panel has a display input for receiving display data of part of the complete image from a corresponding display output of a display control device. The display control device receives, from a host device, packets of display data destined for one of the display panels. The display control device directs the packets to one or more processors in the display control device for processing and storing the display data in a respective buffer according to which respective display panel the display data is destined for. The processed display data is output from the buffers at a synchronized time to the display output corresponding to the respective display panel for which the display data is destined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: DISPLAYLINK (UK) LIMITED
    Inventors: Daniel Ellis, Douglas Morse, Richard Jonathan Petrie
  • Publication number: 20190284242
    Abstract: Synthetic nanostructures, polypeptides that are useful, for example, in making synthetic nanostructures, and methods for using such synthetic nanostructures are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: David BAKER, Jacob B. BALE, Neil P. KING, William H. SHEFFLER, Daniel ELLIS
  • Patent number: 10365877
    Abstract: Data, particularly display data, is sent to a particular peripheral device, particularly a display device) from a computer device, such as a mobile device. The method involves determining an identifier of each peripheral device and receiving (35) a user identification identifying a particular peripheral device. The user identification is then associated (36) with the identifier of the particular peripheral device, and data is sent to the particular peripheral device based on the identifier associated with the user identification. The user identification comprises a user gesture which is captured as an input image, which is processed to determine which particular peripheral device the user gesture is gesturing towards and associating the user gesture with the identifier of the particular peripheral device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: DISPLAYLINK (UK) LIMITED
    Inventors: Jonathan Alexander Jeacocke, Daniel Ellis
  • Patent number: 10351603
    Abstract: Synthetic nanostructures, polypeptides that are useful, for example, in making synthetic nanostructures, and methods for using such synthetic nanostructures are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventors: David Baker, Jacob B. Bale, Neil P. King, William H. Sheffler, Daniel Ellis
  • Publication number: 20190171600
    Abstract: A method of configuring a Universal Serial Bus (USB) connection between a first and second devices, the USB connection comprising a plurality of data channels, each having a pair of signal links, each signal link including a port at either end of the connection, and a signal wire formed of one or more physical wires extending between corresponding ports. Each of the signal links are configured with a first direction for transmission of data. The first direction is determined based on an initial required data transmission capacity in each direction between the first and second devices. Thereafter, depending on required capacity in the different directions, a selection is made which of the signal links should change their direction of transmission from the first direction to a second direction and a redirection signal is sent to each of the selected signal links to cause the change in direction of transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel Ellis
  • Publication number: 20190171268
    Abstract: A USB dock (32) which includes a USB data hub (35) that does not provide negotiated power levels to devices connected to the USB dock (32), is connected to a host device (31) via a USB connection and to a peripheral device (33) via a USB connection and a power connection. The USB dock (32) includes a power source (37) connected to the power connection and a power controller (36) connected to the USB data hub (35), the power source (37) and the peripheral device (33). The power controller (36) receives instructions from the host device (31) to control the power source (37) to provide power to the peripheral device (33), communicates with the peripheral device (33) to determine parameters for power to be provided to the peripheral device (33), and controls the power source (37) to provide power at one of a plurality of different power levels to the peripheral device (33) via the power connection based on the instructions from the host device (31) and the determined parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Ellis, Richard Jonathan Petrie