Patents by Inventor David A. Limp

David A. Limp 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: 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: 10349007
    Abstract: A video display hub is mounted in a common household area such as a kitchen or family room. During times that have been designated as being available for communications, devices in first and second households exchange and display blurred video, allowing users in each household to see vague shapes and movements of the other household. Upon noticing activity, a user in the first household may initiate a video conversation, causing the video from the first household to be unblurred and causing unobscured voice to be transmitted to the second household. A user in the second household may respond by allowing the video conversation to be fully enabled, allowing the video from the second household to be unblurred and unobscured voice to be transmitted back to the first household.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Douglas McQueen, Meng Li, Eric Alan Breitbard, Robert Steven Murdock, Julien George Beguin, Gregory Michael Hart, David A. Limp, Scott Ian Blanksteen
  • Publication number: 20180165876
    Abstract: A real-time video exploration (RVE) system that allows users to pause, step into, and explore 2D or 3D modeled worlds of scenes in a video. The system may leverage network-based computation resources to render and stream new video content from the models to clients with low latency. A user may pause a video, step into a scene, and interactively change viewing positions and angles in the model to move through or explore the scene. The user may resume playback of the recorded video when done exploring the scene. Thus, rather than just viewing a pre-rendered scene in a movie from a pre-determined perspective, a user may step into and explore the scene from different angles, and may wander around the scene at will within the scope of the model to discover parts of the scene that are not visible in the original video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: 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: 20180167661
    Abstract: A real-time video exploration (RVE) system that allows users to pause, step into, move through, and explore 2D or 3D modeled worlds of scenes in a video. The RVE system may allow users to discover, select, explore, and manipulate objects within the modeled worlds used to generate video content. The RVE system may implement methods that allow users to view and explore in more detail the features, components, and/or accessories of selected objects that are being manipulated and explored. The RVE system may also implement methods that allow users to interact with interfaces of selected objects or interfaces of components of selected objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: 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, Wiiliam Dugald Carr, JR.
  • Patent number: 9892556
    Abstract: A real-time video exploration (RVE) system that allows users to pause, step into, and explore 2D or 3D modeled worlds of scenes in a video. The system may leverage network-based computation resources to render and stream new video content from the models to clients with low latency. A user may pause a video, step into a scene, and interactively change viewing positions and angles in the model to move through or explore the scene. The user may resume playback of the recorded video when done exploring the scene. Thus, rather than just viewing a pre-rendered scene in a movie from a pre-determined perspective, a user may step into and explore the scene from different angles, and may wander around the scene at will within the scope of the model to discover parts of the scene that are not visible in the original video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    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: 9894405
    Abstract: A real-time video exploration (RVE) system that allows users to pause, step into, move through, and explore 2D or 3D modeled worlds of scenes in a video. The RVE system may allow users to discover, select, explore, and manipulate objects within the modeled worlds used to generate video content. The RVE system may implement methods that allow users to view and explore in more detail the features, components, and/or accessories of selected objects that are being manipulated and explored. The RVE system may also implement methods that allow users to interact with interfaces of selected objects or interfaces of components of selected objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    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: 20170358145
    Abstract: A real-time video exploration (RVE) system that allows users to pause, step into, move through, and explore 2D or 3D modeled worlds of scenes in a video. The RVE system may allow users to select and manipulate objects within a scene, and to modify an object by adding or removing accessories from the object or otherwise customizing the object according to the user's preferences or desires. The RVE system may also provide an interface or interfaces via which the user can obtain additional information for the object, customize the object, be given a price or price(s) for the object as customized, and purchase the object as specified if desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: 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: 20170347143
    Abstract: A user viewing a presentation of media content can obtain related supplemental content through the same or a different interface, on the same or a different device. A listener or other such component can attempt to detect information about the media, such as tags present in the media, the occurrence of songs or people in the media, and other such information. The detected information can be analyzed to attempt to identify one or more aspects of the media. The identified aspects can be used to attempt to locate supplemental content that is related to the media content and potentially of interest to the user. The interest of the user can be based upon historical user data, preferences, or other such information. The user can be notified of supplemental content on a primary display, and can access the supplemental content on a secondary display, on the same or a separate device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: David A. Limp, Charles G. Tritschler, Peter A. Larsen
  • Patent number: 9794511
    Abstract: A video display hub is mounted in a common household area such as a kitchen or family room. During times that have been designated as being available for communications, devices in first and second households exchange and display blurred video, allowing users in each household to see vague shapes and movements of the other household. Upon noticing activity, a user in the first household may initiate a video conversation, causing the video from the first household to be unblurred and causing unobscured voice to be transmitted to the second household. A user in the second household may respond by allowing the video conversation to be fully enabled, allowing the video from the second household to be unblurred and unobscured voice to be transmitted back to the first household.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Douglas McQueen, Meng Li, Eric Alan Breitbard, Robert Steven Murdock, Julien George Beguin, Gregory Michael Hart, David A. Limp, Scott Ian Blanksteen
  • Patent number: 9747727
    Abstract: A real-time video exploration (RVE) system that allows users to pause, step into, move through, and explore 2D or 3D modeled worlds of scenes in a video. The RVE system may allow users to select and manipulate objects within a scene, and to modify an object by adding or removing accessories from the object or otherwise customizing the object according to the user's preferences or desires. The RVE system may also provide an interface or interfaces via which the user can obtain additional information for the object, customize the object, be given a price or price(s) for the object as customized, and purchase the object as specified if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    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
  • Patent number: 9563264
    Abstract: A cover may be used in conjunction with a handheld device for physical protection of the handheld device. The cover may have an indicator that is responsive to a signal provided by the handheld device to display different colors or other visual states depending on conditions of the handheld device such as security modes, user modes, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Limp, Nathan Brent Glissmeyer, Peter A. Larsen, Peter John Thomas Johnson, Jason John Marine, Jeffrey Robinson Wood
  • Publication number: 20160055465
    Abstract: Architectures and techniques are described to rent electronic books. In particular, a content provider can rent electronic books to individuals for a specified rental term. The individuals may have the option to modify the rental term for an electronic book. The rental term for a particular electronic book may be modified by extending the rental term of the particular electronic book or decreasing the rental term of the particular electronic book. Individuals may also convert the rental of an electronic book to a purchase and a purchase of an electronic book to a rental. In order to rent the electronic books to individuals, the content provider may acquire permission from the publishers of the electronic books. In some cases, the content provider may acquire a pool of time-bound rentable licenses from the publishers to allocate to individuals renting electronic books from the content provider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Daniel Benjamin Rausch, David A. Limp, Mohamed Aakhil Fardeen
  • Publication number: 20150262402
    Abstract: A real-time video exploration (RVE) system that allows users to pause, step into, move through, and explore 2D or 3D modeled worlds of scenes in a video. The RVE system may allow users to select and manipulate objects within a scene, and to modify an object by adding or removing accessories from the object or otherwise customizing the object according to the user's preferences or desires. The RVE system may also provide an interface or interfaces via which the user can obtain additional information for the object, customize the object, be given a price or price(s) for the object as customized, and purchase the object as specified if desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: GERALD 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: 20150264416
    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: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: GERALD 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: 20150262423
    Abstract: A real-time video exploration (RVE) system that allows users to pause, step into, and explore 2D or 3D modeled worlds of scenes in a video. The system may leverage network-based computation resources to render and stream new video content from the models to clients with low latency. A user may pause a video, step into a scene, and interactively change viewing positions and angles in the model to move through or explore the scene. The user may resume playback of the recorded video when done exploring the scene. Thus, rather than just viewing a pre-rendered scene in a movie from a pre-determined perspective, a user may step into and explore the scene from different angles, and may wander around the scene at will within the scope of the model to discover parts of the scene that are not visible in the original video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: GERALD 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: 20150264441
    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: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: GERALD 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: 20150264425
    Abstract: A real-time video exploration (RVE) system that allows users to pause, step into, move through, and explore 2D or 3D modeled worlds of scenes in a video. The RVE system may allow users to discover, select, explore, and manipulate objects within the modeled worlds used to generate video content. The RVE system may implement methods that allow users to view and explore in more detail the features, components, and/or accessories of selected objects that are being manipulated and explored. The RVE system may also implement methods that allow users to interact with interfaces of selected objects or interfaces of components of selected objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: GERALD 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: 9129322
    Abstract: Architectures and techniques are described to rent electronic books. In particular, a content provider can rent electronic books to individuals for a specified rental term. The individuals may have the option to modify the rental term for an electronic book. The rental term for a particular electronic book may be modified by extending the rental term of the particular electronic book or decreasing the rental term of the particular electronic book. Individuals may also convert the rental of an electronic book to a purchase and a purchase of an electronic book to a rental. In order to rent the electronic books to individuals, the content provider may acquire permission from the publishers of the electronic books. In some cases, the content provider may acquire a pool of time-bound rentable licenses from the publishers to allocate to individuals renting electronic books from the content provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel B. Rausch, Mohamed Aakhil Fardeen, David A. Limp
  • Publication number: 20130347018
    Abstract: A user viewing a presentation of media content can obtain related supplemental content through the same or a different interface, on the same or a different device. A listener or other such component can attempt to detect information about the media, such as tags present in the media, the occurrence of songs or people in the media, and other such information. The detected information can be analyzed to attempt to identify one or more aspects of the media. The identified aspects can be used to attempt to locate supplemental content that is related to the media content and potentially of interest to the user. The interest of the user can be based upon historical user data, preferences, or other such information. The user can be notified of supplemental content on a primary display, and can access the supplemental content on a secondary display, on the same or a separate device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Limp, Charles G. Tritschler, Peter A. Larsen
  • Publication number: 20130080968
    Abstract: Some implementations include displaying media content items on a home screen of a computing device. A display order for a list of media content items may be determined based, at least in part, on a predicted likelihood that an individual one of the plurality of media content items will be selected. A home screen of a user interface may be displayed, according to the determined display order, with a list of a plurality of media content items that are available to the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Matthew J. Hanson, Timothy A. Gilman, Gerald A. Hamrock, Anil Kumar Kalagatla, Peter A. Larsen, David A. Limp, Joseph J. Muhm, Nanyan Nicholls, Amir Pelleg, Charles P. Vaughn, Srinivas Visvanathan