Patents by Inventor Edward Theodore Winter

Edward Theodore Winter 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: 11659132
    Abstract: An electronic device including circuitry is provided. The circuitry generates a synchronization signal. The circuitry controls drive of one or more light-emitting devices based on the synchronization signal to generate a pattern of alternating light pulses. The circuitry further acquires a plurality of videos of the pattern of alternating light pulses from a plurality of imaging devices. The one or more light-emitting devices are positioned in a field of view of each of the plurality of imaging devices. The circuitry determines a frame in each video of the plurality of videos that includes a specific portion of the pattern of alternating light pulses. The determined frame in each of the plurality of videos corresponds to the same time instant. The circuitry synchronizes the plurality of videos based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brent Faust, Edward Theodore Winter, Jianfei Max Chen
  • Publication number: 20230087345
    Abstract: An electronic device including circuitry is provided. The circuitry generates a synchronization signal. The circuitry controls drive of one or more light-emitting devices based on the synchronization signal to generate a pattern of alternating light pulses. The circuitry further acquires a plurality of videos of the pattern of alternating light pulses from a plurality of imaging devices. The one or more light-emitting devices are positioned in a field of view of each of the plurality of imaging devices. The circuitry determines a frame in each video of the plurality of videos that includes a specific portion of the pattern of alternating light pulses. The determined frame in each of the plurality of videos corresponds to the same time instant. The circuitry synchronizes the plurality of videos based on the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Inventors: BRENT FAUST, EDWARD THEODORE WINTER, JIANFEI MAX CHEN
  • Publication number: 20230058405
    Abstract: A method and a system for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) swarm control is provided. The system includes a plurality of UAVs including a leader UAV and a plurality of follower UAVs communicably coupled with the leader UAV. The system further includes a Ground Control Station (GCS). The GCS determines a geo-location of the leader UAV and determines formation information based on the geo-location. The formation information indicates a relative position for each follower UAV with respect to the leader UAV. The GCS further transmits the formation information directly to each of the leader UAV and the plurality of follower UAVs. Each follower UAV receives the formation information and adjusts a position based on the formation information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Publication date: February 23, 2023
    Inventors: JIANFAI MAX CHEN, EDWARD THEODORE WINTER, BRENT FAUST
  • Patent number: 11488317
    Abstract: A system is provided that stores a neural network model trained on a training dataset which indicates an association between first graphic information associated with one or more first objects and corresponding first plurality of depth images. The system receives second graphic information that corresponds to the one or more first objects. The system further applies the trained neural network model received on the second graphic information. The system predicts a first depth image from the first plurality of depth images based on the application of the trained neural network model on the received second graphic information. The system extracts first depth information from the predicted first depth image. The first depth information corresponds to the one or more first objects indicated by the second graphic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jong Hwa Lee, Gareth White, Antti Myllykoski, Edward Theodore Winter
  • Patent number: 11475631
    Abstract: A system for generation of training dataset is provided. The system controls a depth sensor to capture, from a first viewpoint, a first image a first depth value associated with the first object. The system receives tracking information from a handheld device associated with the depth sensor, based on a movement of the handheld device and the depth sensor in a 3D space. The system generates graphic information corresponding to the first object based on the received tracking information. The graphic information includes the first object from a second viewpoint. The system calculates a second depth value associated with the first object, based on the graphic information. The system generates, for a neural network model, a training dataset which includes a first combination of the first image and the first depth value, and a second combination of second images corresponding to the graphic information and the second depth value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jong Hwa Lee, Gareth White, Antti Myllykoski, Edward Theodore Winter
  • Patent number: 11405544
    Abstract: An electronic device for programmable rig control for three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction is provided. The electronic device controls a first image sensor to capture a first image of a first scene which includes a set of subjects. The electronic device further feed a first input to a neural network. The electronic device further receives a first output from the neural network based on the fed first input. The electronic device further selects one or more image sensors based on the received first output. The electronic device further controls a first set of structures associated with the selected one or more image sensors to re-arrange a rig around a three-dimensional (3D) physical space. The electronic device further controls a first set of image sensors, in the re-arranged rig, to capture one or more images for generation of one or more three-dimensional (3D) models of a first subject in the 3D physical space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nikolaos Georgis, Gary Lyons, Edward Theodore Winter
  • Publication number: 20220165027
    Abstract: A system for generation of training dataset is provided. The system controls a depth sensor to capture, from a first viewpoint, a first image a first depth value associated with the first object. The system receives tracking information from a handheld device associated with the depth sensor, based on a movement of the handheld device and the depth sensor in a 3D space. The system generates graphic information corresponding to the first object based on the received tracking information. The graphic information includes the first object from a second viewpoint. The system calculates a second depth value associated with the first object, based on the graphic information. The system generates, for a neural network model, a training dataset which includes a first combination of the first image and the first depth value, and a second combination of second images corresponding to the graphic information and the second depth value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: JONG HWA LEE, GARETH WHITE, ANTTI MYLLYKOSKI, EDWARD THEODORE WINTER
  • Publication number: 20220164973
    Abstract: A system is provided that stores a neural network model trained on a training dataset which indicates an association between first graphic information associated with one or more first objects and corresponding first plurality of depth images. The system receives second graphic information that corresponds to the one or more first objects. The system further applies the trained neural network model received on the second graphic information. The system predicts a first depth image from the first plurality of depth images based on the application of the trained neural network model on the received second graphic information. The system extracts first depth information from the predicted first depth image. The first depth information corresponds to the one or more first objects indicated by the second graphic information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: JONG HWA LEE, GARETH WHITE, ANTTI MYLLYKOSKI, EDWARD THEODORE WINTER
  • Publication number: 20220116531
    Abstract: An electronic device for programmable rig control for three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction is provided. The electronic device controls a first image sensor to capture a first image of a first scene which includes a set of subjects. The electronic device further feed a first input to a neural network. The electronic device further receives a first output from the neural network based on the fed first input. The electronic device further selects one or more image sensors based on the received first output. The electronic device further controls a first set of structures associated with the selected one or more image sensors to re-arrange a rig around a three-dimensional (3D) physical space. The electronic device further controls a first set of image sensors, in the re-arranged rig, to capture one or more images for generation of one or more three-dimensional (3D) models of a first subject in the 3D physical space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: NIKOLAOS GEORGIS, GARY LYONS, EDWARD THEODORE WINTER
  • Patent number: 9088489
    Abstract: A computer establishes a wireless wide area network (WWAN) account simply by entering his telephone number in a user interface (UI) which is sent to an Internet server and correlated with the user's telephone account. A utility notes when a usage limitation for a period is approaching and in response disables wireless updates and automatically executes the updates when a landline connection is sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Kennedy, Fredrik Carpio, Paul Jin Hwang, Gary Robert Lyons, Edward Theodore Winter, Michael Chang, Andrew Lee Lawton
  • Publication number: 20130332831
    Abstract: A content management user interface (UI) provides a consistent appearance and operation across multiple devices of a user. Thumbnails representing content that is located on the user's devices are presented along with layered filtering operators which enable a user to filter the thumbnails by both content source and content type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Marc Steven Birnkrant, Gary Robert Lyons, Edward Theodore Winter, Adrian Crisan, Christopher Mark Ohren, Arvind Knudsen, Andrew Lee Lawton
  • Publication number: 20130250801
    Abstract: A method for auto-registering a device in a network comprising detecting a coupling of the device to a router, retrieving network configuration data for the router and transmitting the network configuration through the coupling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: SEAN PATRICK KENNEDY, Gary Robert Lyons, Edward Theodore Winter
  • Publication number: 20130254520
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing data migration services for a device such as a computer is disclosed. The method for data migration comprises collecting a plurality of parameters from a user device, storing the plurality of parameters as migration data in a database, and imaging a new device with the migration data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: MARC STEVEN BIRNKRANT, GARY ROBERT LYONS, EDWARD THEODORE WINTER
  • Patent number: 8261131
    Abstract: A user of a user computer whose hard disk drive (HDD) is “fried” can press a special key to cause BIOS to automatically gather location information about the computer from its GPS receiver and gather information about the HDD, activate a WWAN transceiver, and automatically send the location and HDD information over the WWAN to a service computer, which may return a location of a nearest service center to the user computer and any other advice including recovery advice for the HDD that the service center might be able to divine from the information sent to it by the user computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Kennedy, Fredrik Carpio, Adrian Crisan, Rommel Garay, Gary Robert Lyons, Edward Theodore Winter
  • Publication number: 20120158935
    Abstract: Systems and methods consistent with the disclosure relate to managing social networks. According to one exemplary embodiment, a computer-implemented method for managing social networks of a user is disclosed. The method accesses an online social network site of the user, and receives, from the online social network site, networking content related to the user and a plurality of contacts of the user. The method identifies the plurality of contacts based on the networking content, and determines relationships between the user and the respective contacts based on the networking content. The method also creates a social networking map according to the relationships.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Toyoaki Kishimoto, Michael Chang, Andrew Lee Lawton, Gary Robert Lyons, Sean Patrick Kennedy, Rommel M. Garay, Edward Theodore Winter, Fredrik Carpio, Adrian Crisan
  • Publication number: 20120117271
    Abstract: A method for data synchronization across multiple target destinations in a computer network includes acquiring information about the target destinations, wherein: the target destinations comprises at least one of a network account in the computer network, or a target device coupled to the computer network or associated with the network account; and the acquired information includes identification information associated with the target destinations. The method may also include receiving, at a user device, data from a data source; filtering the received data based on information included in the received data and in the identification information; identifying, based on the filtering, a selected target destination for receiving the filtered data; and transmitting the filtered data to the identified selected target destination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Kennedy, Gary Roberts Lyons, Michael Chang, Rommel M. Garay, Edward Theodore Winter, Andrew Lee Lawton, Fredrik Carpio, Adrian Crisan, Toyoaki Kishimoto
  • Publication number: 20120096313
    Abstract: A user of a user computer whose hard disk drive (HDD) is “fried” can press a special key to cause BIOS to automatically gather location information about the computer from its GPS receiver and gather information about the HDD, activate a WWAN transceiver, and automatically send the location and HDD information over the WWAN to a service computer, which may return a location of a nearest service center to the user computer and any other advice including recovery advice for the HDD that the service center might be able to divine from the information sent to it by the user computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Kennedy, Fredrik Carpio, Adrian Crisan, Rommel Garay, Gary Robert Lyons, Edward Theodore Winter
  • Publication number: 20120089919
    Abstract: Computer help is provided through a user's social networking sites. For example, a computer help desk can request permission to be added to a user's social networking contacts or can add itself automatically as a contact of the user to provide help information through the social network as an RSS feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Kennedy, Fredrik Carpio, Adrian Crisan, Rommel Garay, Gary Robert Lyons, Edward Theodore Winter
  • Publication number: 20120081286
    Abstract: Keypad keys having functions when they are pressed simultaneously with a meta key are backlit or bear indicia indicating the functions. A user interface (UI) can be presented indicating the functions of the keys. A row of special purpose keys user-programmable can be provided with each key invoking a respective application of service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Kennedy, Fredrik Carpio, Rommel Garay, Paul Jin Hwang, Gary Robert Lyons, Edward Theodore Winter, Christopher Mark Ohren, Michael Chang, Andrew Lee Lawton, Scott Avery Patton
  • Publication number: 20120042035
    Abstract: A computer establishes a wireless wide area network (WWAN) account simply by entering his telephone number in a user interface (UI) which is sent to an Internet server and correlated with the user's telephone account. A utility notes when a usage limitation for a period is approaching and in response disables wireless updates and automatically executes the updates when a landline connection is sensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Sean Patrick Kennedy, Fredrik Carpio, Paul Jin Hwang, Gary Robert Lyons, Edward Theodore Winter, Michael Chang, Andrew Lee Lawton