Patents by Inventor David A. Fisher

David A. Fisher 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: 11532173
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for generating a vector image from a raster image, where the raster image is, for instance, a photographed or scanned version of a hand-drawn sketch. While drawing a sketch, an artist may perform multiple strokes to draw a line, and the resultant raster image may have adjacent or partially overlapping salient and non-salient lines, where the salient lines are representative of the artist's intent, and the non-salient (or auxiliary) lines are formed due to the redundant strokes or otherwise as artefacts of the creation process. The raster image may also include other auxiliary features, such as blemishes, non-white background (e.g., reflecting the canvas on which the hand-sketch was made), and/or uneven lighting. In an example, the vector image is generated to include the salient lines, but not the non-salient lines or other auxiliary features. Thus, the generated vector image is a cleaner version of the raster image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Vineet Batra, Matthew David Fisher, Ankit Phogat
  • Publication number: 20220340187
    Abstract: A wheel kit for moving a structure on a surface. The wheel kit includes first wheel mounting brackets with first wheel assemblies and a second bracket wheel mounting bracket with a second wheel assembly. The first wheel assemblies are movable between first wheel assemblies first positions, in which first wheels engage the surface and raise the structure away from the surface, and first wheel assemblies second positions, in which the first wheels allow the structure to rest on the surface. The second wheel assembly is movable between a second wheel assembly first position, in which a second wheel engages the surface and raises the structure away from the surface, and a second wheel assembly second position, in which the second wheel allows the structure to rest on the surface. The second wheel assembly rotates about the second wheel mounting bracket to allow the second wheel to steer the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: Henry M. FISHER, David FISHER
  • Patent number: 11466796
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for installing pipes. The apparatus is a clamp for hanging or supporting pipe. The clamp comprises a base and a seat for receiving a pipe. The seat comprises at least two load bearing members adapted to receive the pipe. The clamp further comprises at least two side support members extending upward from the base at an oblique angle with respect to the base. The two support members each comprise an upwardly extending arm for receiving the pipe and wherein each upwardly extending arm forms an aperture for receiving a fastener to secure the pipe within the clamp. The clamp preferably comprises an integral, one-piece unit. Methods of making a pipe clamp and installing a pipe also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventor: David Fisher
  • Patent number: 11461947
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for constrained modification of vector geometry. In particular, in one or more embodiments, the disclosed systems and methods comprise receiving a selection of a first segment of a vector graphic to be edited, identifying an active region associated with the first segment, wherein the active region includes the first segment and at least one second segment which comprise a geometric primitive, identifying the region of influence including at least one third segment connected to the active region, identifying at least one constraint associated with the active region or the region of influence based at least on the geometric primitive, receiving an edit to the active region, and generating an update for the vector graphic based on the edit and the at least one constraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Ashwani Chandil, Wilmot Li, Vineet Batra, Matthew David Fisher, Kevin Wampler, Daniel Kaufman, Ankit Phogat
  • Patent number: 11439678
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a group B adenovirus comprising a sequence of formula (I): 5?ITR-B1-BA-B2-BX-BB-BY-B3-3?ITR wherein: B1 is bond or comprises: E1A, E1B or E1A-E1B; BA comprises-E2B-L1-L2-L3-E2A-L4; B2 is a bond or comprises: E3; BX is a bond or a DNA sequence comprising: a restriction site, one or more transgenes or both; BB comprises L5; BY is a bond or a DNA sequence comprising: a restriction site, one or more transgenes or both; B3 is a bond or comprises: E4; wherein at least one of BX or BY is not a bond, pharmaceutical compositions comprising the same and use of the viruses and compositions in treatment, particularly in the treatment of cancer. The disclosure also extends to plasmids and processes employed to prepare the said viruses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: PSIOXUS THERAPEUTICS LIMITED
    Inventors: Brian Robert Champion, Alice Claire Noel Brown, Kerry David Fisher, Tamara Nicolson
  • Publication number: 20220277501
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for constrained modification of vector geometry. In particular, in one or more embodiments, the disclosed systems and methods comprise receiving a selection of a first segment of a vector graphic to be edited, identifying an active region associated with the first segment, wherein the active region includes the first segment and at least one second segment which comprise a geometric primitive, identifying the region of influence including at least one third segment connected to the active region, identifying at least one constraint associated with the active region or the region of influence based at least on the geometric primitive, receiving an edit to the active region, and generating an update for the vector graphic based on the edit and the at least one constraint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Ashwani CHANDIL, Wilmot LI, Vineet BATRA, Matthew David FISHER, Kevin WAMPLER, Daniel KAUFMAN, Ankit PHOGAT
  • Patent number: 11417036
    Abstract: In implementations of systems for generating indications of perceptual linear regions of vector objects, a computing device implements a linear region system to receive input data describing an outline of a vector object. The linear region system determines differences between sequential points of the outline and linear approximation lines projected through the sequential points. The linear region system combines a first linear group and a second linear group of the linear groups into a combined group based on a linearity constraint. An indication of a perceptual linear region of the vector object is generated for display in a user interface based on the combined group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Arushi Jain, Praveen Kumar Dhanuka, Matthew David Fisher
  • Publication number: 20220254076
    Abstract: A visual lens system is described that identifies, automatically and without user intervention, digital tool parameters for achieving a visual appearance of an image region in raster image data. To do so, the visual lens system processes raster image data using a tool region detection network trained to output a mask indicating whether the digital tool is useable to achieve a visual appearance of each pixel in the raster image data. The mask is then processed by a tool parameter estimation network trained to generate a probability distribution indicating an estimation of discrete parameter configurations applicable to the digital tool to achieve the visual appearance. The visual lens system generates an image tool description for the parameter configuration and incorporates the image tool description into an interactive image for the raster image data. The image tool description enables transfer of the digital tool parameter configuration to different image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew David Fisher, Vineet Batra, Mrinalini Sardar, Ankit Phogat
  • Patent number: 11394331
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system for controlling the temperature of an electric motor by adjusting the electric losses in the motor. In an embodiment, the required load on the motor is determined and a first motor voltage is provided to meet the required load. A predetermined temperature set point for the motor is compared against the temperature of the motor and based on the temperature of the motor and the predetermined temperature set point, a secondary motor voltage is determined. The motor voltage may then be adjusted based on the calculated voltage and the motor load measurement adjusted based on the measured motor speed and actual motor voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Anca Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Patrick Gerard Boland, Kotler Ter Pey Tee, David Fisher, Lijiang Qin
  • Patent number: 11354792
    Abstract: Technologies for image processing based on a creation workflow for creating a type of images are provided. Both multi-stage image generation as well as multi-stage image editing of an existing image are supported. To accomplish this, one system models the sequential creation stages of the creation workflow. In the backward direction, inference networks can backward transform an image into various intermediate stages. In the forward direction, generation networks can forward transform an earlier-stage image into a later-stage image based on stage-specific operations. Advantageously, this technical solution overcomes the limitations of the single-stage generation strategy with a multi-stage framework to model different types of variation at various creation stages. Resultantly, both novices and seasoned artists can use these technologies to efficiently perform complex artwork creation or editing tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew David Fisher, Hung-Yu Tseng, Yijun Li, Jingwan Lu
  • Publication number: 20220148135
    Abstract: A plurality of pixel-based sampling points are identified within an image, wherein sampling points of a pixel are distributed within the pixel. For individual sampling points of individual pixels, a corresponding radiance vector is estimated. A radiance vector includes one or more radiance values characterizing light received at a sampling point. A first machine learning module generates, for each pixel, a corresponding intermediate radiance feature vector, based on the radiance vectors associated with the sampling points within that pixel. A second machine learning module generates, for each pixel, a corresponding final radiance feature vector, based on an intermediate radiance feature vector for that pixel, and one or more other intermediate radiance feature vectors for one or more other pixels neighboring that pixel. One or more kernels are generated, based on the final radiance feature vectors, and applied to corresponding pixels of the image, to generate a lower noise image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Mustafa Isik, Michael Yanis Gharbi, Matthew David Fisher, Krishna Bhargava Mullia Lakshminarayana, Jonathan Eisenmann, Federico Perazzi
  • Publication number: 20220135510
    Abstract: Described herein are methods of preparing compounds derived from triglycerides or condensation polymers such as polyesters and/or polyamides. The methods may include subjecting triglyceride or condensation polymer containing matter to mechanical processing in the presence of a nucleophile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Publication date: May 5, 2022
    Inventors: Ronald C. Bakus, II, Alena Higgins, David Fisher, Charles Frazier, Louis Perez, Gabriel Rodriguez
  • Publication number: 20220128562
    Abstract: The present invention is based in part on the identification of biomarkers, including NQO1, NRF2 and KEAP1, predictive of cancer cell responsiveness to treatment with ML 329 or a derivative thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Rizwan Haq, David Fisher, Frank Schoenen
  • Patent number: 11314235
    Abstract: A distributed networking system and protocol is provided to a networking system with a modular design. The distributed networking system may include a networking system, modules, control module, user interface module, input/output module, network module, data transmission network, hybrid modules and composite modules. A method to interface with accessories of a system with a modular design using the distributed networking system and protocol is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Profire Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick David Fisher, Benjamin Ryan Northcott, Curtis Michael Dublanko
  • Patent number: 11302053
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are described for determining image handle locations. An image is provided to a neural network as input, and the neural network translates the input image to an output image that includes clusters of pixels against a background that have intensities greater than an intensity of the background and that indicate candidate handle locations. Intensities of clusters of pixels in an output image are compared to a threshold intensity level to determine a set of the clusters of pixels satisfying an intensity constraint. The threshold intensity level can be user-selectable, so that a user can control a density of handles. A handle location for each cluster of the set of clusters is determined from a centroid of each cluster. Handle locations include a coordinate for the handle location and an attribute classifying a degree of freedom for a handle at the handle location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Mridul Kavidayal, Vineet Batra, Matthew David Fisher, Ankit Phogat
  • Patent number: 11232607
    Abstract: In implementations of adding color to digital images, an image colorization system can display a digital image to be color adjusted in an image editing interface and convert pixel content of the digital image to a LAB color space. The image colorization system can determine a lightness value (L) in the LAB color space of the pixel content of the digital image at a specified point on the digital image, and determine colors representable in an RGB color space based on combinations of A,B value pairs with the lightness value (L) in the LAB color space. The image colorization system can then determine a range of the colors for display in a color gamut in the image editing interface, the range of the colors corresponding to the A,B value pairs with the lightness value (L) of the pixel content at the specified point on the digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Nishant Kumar, Vikas Sharma, Shantanu Agarwal, Sameer Bhatt, Rupali Arora, Richard Zhang, Anuradha Yadav, Jingwan Lu, Matthew David Fisher
  • Patent number: 11160339
    Abstract: An apparatus and method can be configured to adjustably block natural light and/or overhead lighting to provide a use desired amount of light within a particular work space. Embodiments can help permit a user to adjust the light affecting that user's work space so a common lighting arrangement affecting many different work spaces' within a common area (e.g. an office floor or large office room within a building, etc.) so that the illumination provided by one or more light sources to illuminate the common area can be adjusted to meet a particular user's preferences within a particular work space within that common work area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Knoll, Inc.
    Inventors: James Harrison McKenzie, Tracy Wymer, Jeffrey Lee, David Fisher, James Eldon, David McClanahan
  • Patent number: 11161045
    Abstract: Techniques for forking and merging of electronically presented content items, such as MMO and other video games, are described herein. In particular, a first content item session may be forked to generate a second (forked) content item session. The first and forked content item sessions may then continue to execute and evolve in separate directions from one another. In some examples, a user of the forked content item session may serve as an administrator of the forked content item session and may receive compensation in exchange for serving as an administrator. Additionally, one or more forked or other separate content item sessions may be merged together to form a merged content item session. In some examples, conflicts between merged content item sessions may be identified and resolved based, at least in part, on input from administrators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis Xavier Surjo-Subagio, Brian David Fisher, David Edward Maldonado, Patrick Gilmore, Christopher Thomas Larson, Yu Ping Hu
  • Patent number: 11164355
    Abstract: Systems and methods for editing an image based on multiple constraints are described. Embodiments of the systems and methods may identify a change to a vector graphics data structure, generate an update for the vector graphics data structure based on strictly enforcing a handle constraint, a binding constraint, and a continuity constraint, adjust the vector graphics data structure sequentially for each of a plurality of sculpting constraints according to a priority ordering of the sculpting constraints, generate an additional update for the vector graphics data structure based on strictly enforcing the binding constraint and the continuity constraint and approximately enforcing the handle constraint and the sculpting constraints, adjust the vector graphics data structure sequentially for each of a plurality of sculpting constraints, and display the vector graphic based on the adjusted vector graphics data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Ankit Phogat, Kevin Wampler, Wilmot Li, Matthew David Fisher, Vineet Batra, Daniel Kaufman
  • Patent number: D935419
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Paracable, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Beck, David Fisher