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: 11991418
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for implementing a playback system capable of operating as a virtual or augmented reality device are described. In various embodiment one or more environmental triggers are detected and an action is taken based on the detected trigger, user input and/or other environmental conditions. The methods allow a user who is subject to an immersive experience to smoothly transition in/or out of the virtual environment and respond to environmental triggers which may require a user to take an action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Nevermind Capital LLC
    Inventors: Matt McCarty, Hector Medina, David Cole, Alan Moss
  • Publication number: 20240115940
    Abstract: A method for managing gameplay of a video game is provided, including: executing a session of a video game by a cloud gaming resource; streaming video generated by the session over a network to a client device associated to a player of the video game, to enable gameplay of the session by the player; detecting a loss of network connectivity between the client device and the session; responsive to detecting the loss of network connectivity, then initiating transmission of updates regarding the session, via an alternative communication channel, to a secondary device associated to the player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Steven Osman, Olga Rudi, Frank Lin, David Coles, Chockalingam Ravi Sundaram, Coimbatore Ravi Madhavan
  • Patent number: 11950778
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Balbierz, David Cole, Bretton Swope, Pablo R. Hambly, Justen England, Samuel T. Crews, Craig Arthur Purdy
  • Patent number: 11924394
    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: March 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Nevermind Capital LLC
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan McKay Moss, Hector M. Medina
  • Patent number: 11902493
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Nevermind Capital LLC
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan McKay Moss, Hector M Medina
  • Patent number: 11871085
    Abstract: Content delivery and playback methods and apparatus are described. The methods and apparatus are well suited for delivery and playback of content corresponding to a 360 degree environment and can be used to support streaming and/or real time delivery of 3D content corresponding to an event, e.g., while the event is ongoing or after the event is over. Portions of the environment are captured by cameras located at different positions. The content captured from different locations is encoded and made available for delivery. A playback device selects the content to be received based in a user's head position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Nevermind Capital LLC
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan McKay Moss
  • Patent number: 11870967
    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 maybe 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: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Nevermind Capital LLC
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan Mckay Moss
  • Patent number: 11854575
    Abstract: A microphone acquires audio data of a user's speech. The audio data is processed to determine sentiment data indicative of perceived emotional content of the speech. For example, the sentiment data may include values for one or more of valence that is based on a particular change in pitch over time or activation that is based on speech pace. A simplified user interface provides the user with a graphical representation based on the sentiment data and associated descriptors. For example, a visual indicator such as a dot may be shown at particular coordinates onscreen that correspond to the sentiment data. Text descriptors may also be presented near the dot. As the user continues speaking, and new audio data is processed, the interface is dynamically updated. The user may use this information to assess their state of mind, facilitate interactions with others, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Jonathan Pinkus, Hanhan Wang, Samuel Elbert McGowan, Bilyana Slavova, Narendra Gyanchandani, David Cole
  • Patent number: 11793279
    Abstract: A fastener (1) has an elongate fastening band (2) and a buckle (10) for engagement with the band (2) to form a closed loop fastener. The buckle (10) is overmoulded on a first end region (8) of the fastening band (2). Such a design provides a fastener that has higher strength and is more compact than previously-considered designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: HCL Fasteners Limited
    Inventors: David Coles, Benjamin Beckett
  • Publication number: 20230281910
    Abstract: A background image is also generated, e.g., by filling portions of a captured image where a foreground object was extracted and communicated to the playback device, Foreground objects are identified and point cloud representations of the foreground objects are generated and communicated to a playback device so that they can be used in generating images including the background which is communicated separately. In the case of a point cloud representation a number of points in an environment, e.g., 3D space, are communicated to the playback device along with color information. Thus in some embodiments a foreground object is represented as a set of points with corresponding color information on a per point basis. Foreground object information is communicated and processed in some embodiments at a different rate, e.g., faster rate, then the background textures. The playback device renders images which are sent to the display by first rendering a background layer using the communicated background information, e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2023
    Publication date: September 7, 2023
    Inventors: Hector Medina, David Cole, Alan Moss
  • Patent number: 11735912
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and processor-readable storage media for AI-assisted electrical power grid fault analysis predict the cause of a fault and cause the fault to be remedied by receiving an indication that a first fault has occurred, identifying a plurality of additional fault records associated with the first fault, obtaining a first prediction of the cause of the fault based on the first fault record and the plurality of fault records by applying the fault records to a machine learning model, obtaining a second prediction of the cause of the fault by applying the fault records to a rules-based model, and obtaining a final prediction of the cause of the first fault based on the first prediction and the second prediction. The final prediction of the cause of the first fault is used to cause the predicted cause of the first fault to be remedied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: QUALITROL COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Acton, Peter Glover, Mark Diamond, Peter Brett, David Cole, Paul Donegan
  • Patent number: 11736673
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Nevermind Capital LLC
    Inventors: Alan McKay Moss, Hector M. Medina, Ryan Michael Sheridan, Matthew Yaeger, David Ibbitson, David Cole
  • Patent number: 11688124
    Abstract: A background image is also generated, e.g., by filling portions of a captured image where a foreground object was extracted and communicated to the playback device, Foreground objects are identified and point cloud representations of the foreground objects are generated and communicated to a playback device so that they can be used in generating images including the background which is communicated separately. In the case of a point cloud representation a number of points in an environment, e.g., 3D space, are communicated to the playback device along with color information. Thus in some embodiments a foreground object is represented as a set of points with corresponding color information on a per point basis. Foreground object information is communicated and processed in some embodiments at a different rate, e.g., faster rate, then the background textures. The playback device renders images which are sent to the display by first rendering a background layer using the communicated background information, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Nevermind Capital LLC
    Inventors: Hector Medina, David Cole, Alan Moss
  • Publication number: 20230199333
    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: February 13, 2023
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventors: Ramesh Panchagnula, David Cole, Alan Moss
  • Publication number: 20230132388
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a nutritional composition and method of using and making the nutritional composition. The nutritional composition is an intact pea protein based nutrient composition for use in both enteral and oral feeding, and provides a nonallergenic diet for providing optimal nutrition to users. The nutritional composition is made from organic and plant-based ingredients. The nutritional composition has pea protein, 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: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: April 27, 2023
    Inventors: Richard Laver, Michelle Laver, Brett Matthews, William Pickar, David Cole, Steven Witherly, Caroline Witherly, Vanessa Millovich, Christina Phreaner
  • Patent number: 11589137
    Abstract: A logger or annotator views video in a window or user interface (UI) of a computing device and enters time-stamped metadata or commentary; that metadata or commentary is then automatically displayed on a timeline or other time-based index in a different window or user interface of a second computing device used by a viewer or editor of that video. The metadata or commentary is represented by a marker or icon appearing on a timeline displayed in the window or user interface of a second computing device, and the metadata or commentary is shown when the viewer or editor selects that marker or icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: IPV LIMITED
    Inventors: James Varndell, Alex Ferris, David Cole
  • Patent number: 11582384
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Nevermind Capital LLC
    Inventors: Ramesh Panchagnula, David Cole, Alan Moss
  • Patent number: 11575870
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Nevermind Capital LLC
    Inventors: David Cole, Alan McKay Moss
  • Publication number: 20230036218
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and processor-readable storage media for AI continued learning in electrical power grid fault analysis use historical fault record data to generate a fault cause prediction model for predicting the cause of a fault, and modify the fault cause prediction model based on additional technician data received from power grid technicians. The systems disclosed herein additionally receive an indication of a fault which has occurred in a power grid, obtain a prediction of the cause of the fault by applying the indication of the fault to the fault cause prediction model, and cause the predicted cause of the fault to be remedied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventors: Aaron Acton, Peter Glover, Mark Diamond, Peter Brett, David Cole, Paul Donegan
  • Publication number: 20230035930
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and processor-readable storage media for AI-assisted electrical power grid fault analysis predict the cause of a fault and cause the fault to be remedied by receiving an indication that a first fault has occurred, identifying a plurality of additional fault records associated with the first fault, obtaining a first prediction of the cause of the fault based on the first fault record and the plurality of fault records by applying the fault records to a machine learning model, obtaining a second prediction of the cause of the fault by applying the fault records to a rules-based model, and obtaining a final prediction of the cause of the first fault based on the first prediction and the second prediction. The final prediction of the cause of the first fault is used to cause the predicted cause of the first fault to be remedied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventors: Aaron Acton, Peter Glover, Mark Diamond, Peter Brett, David Cole, Paul Donegan