Patents by Inventor Eric Peter Raeber

Eric Peter Raeber 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: 10365620
    Abstract: Traditional home-automation systems utilize a single hub for controlling secondary devices within a home. The techniques described herein, meanwhile, utilize multiple hubs within the environment and/or located remotely from the environment. For instance, an environment may include multiple electronic devices, each configured to control one or more secondary devices within the environment. In addition, a remote service may be configured to control one or more secondary devices within the environment. As such, each controlling device stores and executes an instance of a control engine, rather than relying on a single instance of a control engine located at a single controlling hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Peter Raeber, Robert Franklin Ebert, Adam Barry Fineberg, Mark Sander Urbanus, Miroslav Ristic, Maxim Spivak
  • Patent number: 10142591
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to facilitating voice and video communication between users independent of a location or a device. A communication request can specify users, who may be identified and located in their respective environments. For example, users can be identified and located using facial recognition imaging techniques and/or by monitoring a radio frequency (RF) signal associated with a device that is carried or worn by a user. After determining a location of a user, individual devices can be configured as a functionally grouped device to allow the users to communicate. For example, capabilities of a television, microphone, speaker, and imaging device can be combined to allow a video communication between users. Further, as a user moves around his or her environment, the location of the user can be tracked and additional functionally grouped devices can be provided for seamless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Barry Fineberg, Robert Franklin Ebert, Tarun Yohann Morton, Eric Peter Raeber, Miroslav Ristic
  • Patent number: 10075140
    Abstract: Media devices present content such as games, audiobooks, music, movies, and so forth. During presentation of content, usage data may be acquired which provides information about how the media device is configured to present the content. For example, the usage data may indicate at which times during presentation that a user has increased or decreased volume for presentation of a movie. Information from a plurality of users may be analyzed to develop a presentation profile, which indicates at what times in the movie users have increased or decreased volume. During subsequent presentation of the content, a media device may use the presentation profile to adjust presentation settings of the content without user intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Sim Dietrich, Eric Peter Raeber
  • Patent number: 9910512
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for receiving a plurality of response speed profiles associated with an application, selecting a first response speed profile from the plurality of response speed profiles, causing rendering of an on-screen display based at least in part on the first response speed profile, determining that a response speed profile change condition exists, selecting a second response speed profile from the plurality of response speed profiles, and causing rendering of an on-screen display based at least in part on the second response speed profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinjan Kumar Tiwary, Eric Peter Raeber, Singana Dayakar Reddy LNU, Stephen Allen Whitney, Richard Baker
  • Patent number: 9749583
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to facilitating voice and video communication between users independent of a location or a device. A communication request can specify users, who may be identified and located in their respective environments. For example, users can be identified and located using facial recognition imaging techniques and/or by monitoring a radio frequency (RF) signal associated with a device that is carried or worn by a user. After determining a location of a user, individual devices can be configured as a functionally grouped device to allow the users to communicate. For example, capabilities of a television, microphone, speaker, and imaging device can be combined to allow a video communication between users. Further, as a user moves around his or her environment, the location of the user can be tracked and additional functionally grouped devices can be provided for seamless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Barry Fineberg, Robert Franklin Ebert, Tarun Yohann Morton, Eric Peter Raeber, Miroslav Ristic
  • Patent number: 9729821
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to facilitating voice and video communication between users independent of a location or a device. A communication request can specify users, who may be identified and located in their respective environments. For example, users can be identified and located using facial recognition imaging techniques and/or by monitoring a radio frequency (RF) signal associated with a device that is carried or worn by a user. After determining a location of a user, individual devices can be configured as a functionally grouped device to allow the users to communicate. For example, capabilities of a television, microphone, speaker, and imaging device can be combined to allow a video communication between users. Further, as a user moves around his or her environment, the location of the user can be tracked and additional functionally grouped devices can be provided for seamless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Barry Fineberg, Robert Franklin Ebert, Tarun Yohann Morton, Eric Peter Raeber, Miroslav Ristic