Patents by Inventor David Cole

David Cole 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: 11122251
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for streaming or playing back stereoscopic content are described. Camera dependent correction information is communicated to a playback device and applied in the playback device to compensate for distortions introduced by the lenses of individual cameras. By performing lens dependent distortion compensation in the playback device edges which might be lost if correction were performed prior to encoding are preserved. Distortion correction information may be in the form of UV map correction information. The correction information may indicate changes to be made to information in a UV map, e.g., at rendering time, to compensate for distortions specific to an individual camera. Different sets of correction information may be communicated and used for different cameras of a stereoscopic pair which provide images that are rendered using the same UV map. The communicated correction information is sometimes called a correction mesh since it is used to correct mesh related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan McKay Moss, Hector M Medina
  • Publication number: 20210261402
    Abstract: A fleet refueling silo tank system gravity feeds fuel through hoses to fleet units without requiring pressurizing pumps. Specialized valves at the fleet unit fuel tanks prevent vapor escape and admit fuel at low, gravity fed pressures. The cylindrical silo tank includes an upper, gravity feed dispensing chamber and a lower reservoir chamber. A fuel pump doubles as means for moving fuel from the reservoir chamber to the dispensing chamber and for refilling the reservoir from fuel delivery trucks. Onboard telemetry transmits fuel consumption and flow rates wirelessly to a control center where operators monitor safety parameters in real time. Stored data may be analyzed to calculate fleet unit maintenance and service intervals. A tractor trailer hauls the silo tank horizontally on roads and highways and includes a gantry and hydraulic lifts to erect the silo tank into vertical operating position supported by a built-in platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: ORTEQ ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: CODY JOE ORTOWSKI, CHRISTOPHER COLE ORTOWSKI, JARRETT THOMAS WILSON, DAVID LEE ARNOLDY, JOHN EDWARD SAVILLE
  • Patent number: 11033366
    Abstract: Dental implantation systems and methods are provided, including a system comprising a patient-interacting device having an instrument for preparing a site within a patient's mouth for a dental implant. A guiding device in communication with a fiducial marker engaged with the patient's mouth receives the patient-interacting device, and guides the instrument, relative to the fiducial marker, in conjunction with user manipulation of the patient-interacting device. A controller device including a processor is in communication with the guiding device, and directs the patient-interacting device via the guiding device to prepare the site to receive the dental implant. An engagement sensor is operably engaged with the patient-interacting device and communicates with the controller device. The controller device is responsive to sensed disengagement between the patient-interacting device and the user to direct the guiding device to maintain the patient-interacting device at a minimum vertical disposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: NEOCIS INC.
    Inventors: Alon Mozes, Juan Salcedo, William McMahan, Ryan Anderson, Sarvagya Vaish, David Cole
  • Publication number: 20210115463
    Abstract: The compositions and methods disclosed relate to DNA compositions, plant cells, seeds, plant parts that relate to maize plants with increased grain yield trait. Also provided are assays for detecting the presence of the maize DP-202216-6 event based on the DNA sequence of the recombinant construct inserted into the maize genome and the DNA sequences flanking the insertion site. Kits and conditions useful in conducting the assays are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: HEATHER MARIE CHRISTENSEN, NATHAN DAVID COLES, OLGA DANILEVSKAYA, JEFFREY HABBEN, MARY A RUPE, JEFFREY R SCHUSSLER, BO SHEN, BENJAMIN P WEERS, JINGRUI WU
  • Publication number: 20210071192
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods for testing agronomic performance of transgenic traits and genome edits in plants and for accelerated selection of such plants. Methods evaluated include testing constructs for transgenic trait performance (T) using isolines. The methods comprise crossing events into different genetic backgrounds. Methods also comprise combining isoline data with F2:3 bulk data and developing breeding values across different genetic backgrounds for a higher level of confidence in selecting events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: NATHAN DAVID COLES, JEFFREY M HEGSTAD, JASDEEP S MUTTI
  • Publication number: 20210067759
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for collecting user feedback information from viewers of content are described. Feedback information is received from viewers of content. The feedback indicates, based on head tracking information in some embodiments, where users are looking in a simulated environment during different times of a content presentation, e.g., different frame times. The feedback information is used to prioritize different portions of an environment represented by the captured image content. Resolution allocation is performed based on the feedback information and the content re-encoded based on the resolution allocation. The resolution allocation may and normally does change as the priority of different portions of the environment change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan McKay Moss, Hector M. Medina
  • Publication number: 20210045423
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a nutritional composition and method of using and making the nutritional composition. The nutritional composition is a hydrolyzed pea protein based nutrient composition for use in both enteral and oral feeding, and provides a non-allergenic diet for providing optimal nutrition to users. The nutritional composition is made from organic and plant-based ingredients. The nutritional composition has pea protein hydrolysates, phytochemical extracts, fatty acids, organic ingredients free of the top eight allergens and corn, and prebiotic fiber. The nutritional composition is provided in liquid form for enteral and/or oral feeding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Richard Laver, Michelle Laver, Brett Matthews, William Pickar, David Cole, Steven Witherly, Caroline Witherly, Vanessa Millovich, Christina Phreaner
  • Publication number: 20210051307
    Abstract: An unobstructed image portion of a captured image from a first camera of a camera pair, e.g., a stereoscopic camera pair including fisheye lenses, is combined with a scaled extracted image portion generated from a captured image from a second camera in the camera pair. An unobstructed image portion of a captured image from the second camera of the camera pair is combined with a scaled extracted image portion generated from a captured image from the first camera in the camera pair. As part of the combining obstructed image portions which were obstructed by part of the adjacent camera are replaced in some embodiments. In some embodiments, the obstructions are due to adjacent fisheye lens. In various embodiments fish eye lenses which have been cut to be flat on one side are used for the left and right cameras with the spacing between the optical axis approximating the spacing between the optical axis of a human person's eyes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Alan McKay Moss, Hector M. Medina, Ryan Michael Sheridan, Matthew Yaeger, David Ibbitson, David Cole
  • Publication number: 20210044747
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for capturing, communicating and using image data to support virtual reality experiences are described. Images, e.g., frames, are captured at a high resolution but lower frame rate than is used for playback. Interpolation is applied to captured frames to generate interpolated frames. Captured frames, along with interpolated frame information, are communicated to the playback device. The combination of captured and interpolated frames correspond to a second frame playback rate which is higher than the image capture rate. Cameras operate at a high image resolution but slower frame rate than images could be captured with the same cameras at a lower resolution. Interpolation is performed prior to delivery to the user device with segments to be interpolated being selected based on motion and/or lens FOV information. A relatively small amount of interpolated frame data is communicated compared to captured frame data for efficient bandwidth use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Ramesh Panchagnula, David Cole, Alan Moss
  • Publication number: 20210007739
    Abstract: Devices and methods for acquiring and fastening tissues folds within an internal organ, such as the stomach, and for applying the methods and devices to producing reductions in organ volume or repair of bariatric procedures, are disclosed. An exemplary method for forming a continuous laterally extending tissue fold involves forming a succession of laterally extending folds having adjacent overlapping fold portions. One exemplary tissue-acquisition device has an open-end roller-and-arm structure that allows individual tissue folds to be formed and fastened, then advanced to an adjacent region within the stomach, for capture of a new fold that will form an extension of the existing fold(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel BALBIERZ, David COLE, Bretton SWOPE, Pablo R. HAMBLY, Justen ENGLAND, Samuel T. CREWS, Craig Arthur PURDY
  • Publication number: 20210006770
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for using selective resolution reduction on images to be transmitted and/or used by a playback device are described. Prior to transmission one or more images of an environment are captured. Based on image content, motion detection and/or user input a resolution reduction operation is selected and performed. The reduced resolution image is communicated to a playback device along with information indicating a UV map corresponding to the selected resolution allocation that should be used by the playback device for rendering the communicated image. By changing the resolution allocation used and which UV map is used by the playback device different resolution allocations can be made with respect to different portions of the environment while allowing the number of pixels in transmitted images to remain constant. The playback device renders the individual images with the UV map corresponding to the resolution allocation used to generate the individual images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan McKay Moss, Hector M. Medina
  • Publication number: 20200404239
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus relating to encoding and decoding stereoscopic (3D) image data, e.g., left and right eye images, are described. Various pre-encoding and post-decoding operations are described in conjunction with difference based encoding and decoding techniques. In some embodiments left and right eye image data is subject to scaling, transform operation(s) and cropping prior to encoding. In addition, in some embodiments decoded left and right eye image data is subject to scaling, transform operations(s) and filling operations prior to being output to a display device. Transform information and/or scaling information may be included in a bitstream communicating encoded left and right eye images. The amount of scaling can be the same for an entire scene and/or program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan McKay Moss
  • Publication number: 20200404244
    Abstract: Customer wide angle lenses and methods and apparatus for using such lenses in individual cameras as well as pairs of cameras intended for stereoscopic image capture are described. The lenses are used in combination with sensors to capture different portions of an environment at different resolutions. In some embodiments ground is capture at a lower resolution than sky which is captured at a lower resolution than a horizontal area of interest. Various asymmetries in lenses and/or lens and sensor placement are described which are particularly well suited for stereoscopic camera pairs where the proximity of one camera to the adjacent camera may interfere with the field of view of the cameras.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan McKay Moss, Michael P. Straub
  • Publication number: 20200404236
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for supporting the capture of images of surfaces of an environment visible from a default viewing position and capturing images of surfaces not visible from the default viewing position, e.g., occluded surfaces, are described. Occluded and non-occluded image portions are packed into one or more frames and communicated to a playback device for use as textures which can be applied to a model of the environment where the images were captured. An environmental model includes a model of surfaces which are occluded from view from a default viewing position but which may be viewed is the user shifts the user's viewing location. Occluded image content can be incorporated directly into a frame that also includes non-occluded image data or sent in frames of a separate, e.g., auxiliary content stream that is multiplexed with the main content stream which communicates image data corresponding to non-occluded environmental portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan McKay Moss
  • Publication number: 20200404250
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for using a display in a manner which results in a user perceiving a higher resolution than would be perceived if a user viewed the display from a head on position are described. In some embodiments one or more displays are mounted at an angle, e.g., sometimes in range a range from an angle above 0 degrees to 45 relative to a user's face and thus eyes. The user sees more pixels, e.g., dots corresponding to light emitting elements, per square inch of eye area than the user would see if the user were viewing the display head on due to the angle at which the display or displays are mounted. The methods and display mounting arrangement are well suited for use in head mounted displays, e.g., Virtual Reality (VR) displays for stereoscopic viewing (e.g., 3D) and/or non-stereoscopic viewing of displayed images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan McKay Moss
  • Publication number: 20200376374
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods for virtualizing mass storage. In various implementations, the management server may allocate resources of a network storage server for use by a separate game server in running a computer application, turn on the game server after allocating the resources, and provide the game server with information on how to access the storage server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: ROELOF Roderick Colenbrander, David Coles, Khiem Diep, Torgeir Hagland
  • Patent number: 10806169
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a nutritional composition and method of using and making the nutritional composition. The nutritional composition is a hydrolyzed pea protein based nutrient composition for use in both enteral and oral feeding, and provides a non-allergenic diet for providing optimal nutrition to users. The nutritional composition is made from organic and plant-based ingredients. The nutritional composition has pea protein hydrolysates, phytochemical extracts, fatty acids, organic ingredients free of the top eight allergens and corn, and prebiotic fiber. The nutritional composition is provided in liquid form for enteral and/or oral feeding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Kate Farms, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Laver, Michelle Laver, Brett Matthews, William Pickar, David Cole, Steven Witherly, Caroline Witherly, Vanessa Millovich, Christina Phreaner
  • Patent number: 10805593
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for using selective resolution reduction on images to be transmitted and/or used by a playback device are described. Prior to transmission one or more images of an environment are captured. Based on image content, motion detection and/or user input a resolution reduction operation is selected and performed. The reduced resolution image is communicated to a playback device along with information indicating a UV map corresponding to the selected resolution allocation that should be used by the playback device for rendering the communicated image. By changing the resolution allocation used and which UV map is used by the playback device different resolution allocations can be made with respect to different portions of the environment while allowing the number of pixels in transmitted images to remain constant. The playback device renders the individual images with the UV map corresponding to the resolution allocation used to generate the individual images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Nevermind Capital LLC
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan McKay Moss, Hector M Medina
  • Patent number: 10744407
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods for virtualizing mass storage using a network storage device operatively coupled to a host system. In various implementations, the network storage device and host system may collectively emulate a mass storage device for another “terminal” computing system. This emulation can be performed while utilizing the minimum possible memory of the host system, as the network storage device contains the operating system data for the host system in addition to game and user data required for the implementation of a computer application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventors: Roelof Roderick Colenbrander, David Coles, Khiem Diep, Torgeir Hagland
  • Patent number: 10742964
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for using a display in a manner which results in a user perceiving a higher resolution than would be perceived if a user viewed the display from a head on position are described. In some embodiments one or more displays are mounted at an angle, e.g., sometimes in range a range from an angle above 0 degrees to 45 relative to a user's face and thus eyes. The user sees more pixels, e.g., dots corresponding to light emitting elements, per square inch of eye area than the user would see if the user were viewing the display head on due to the angle at which the display or displays are mounted. The methods and display mounting arrangement are well suited for use in head mounted displays, e.g., Virtual Reality (VR) displays for stereoscopic viewing (e.g., 3D) and/or non-stereoscopic viewing of displayed images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: NextVR Inc.
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan McKay Moss