Patents by Inventor James Kerr

James Kerr 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).

  • Publication number: 20210122335
    Abstract: A system provides a personalized and secure user experience to access a secured asset, such as a vehicle. A first communication is transmitted, and a second communication is received in response to the first communication. An approach vector is determined based on the first communication and the second communication. The approach vector is compared with a known approach vector, a request for authentication is transmitted based on the comparison. A response to the request for authentication is received, and access to an asset is granted based on the approach vector and the response to the request for authentication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: James H. Foster, Duncan Kerr
  • Patent number: 10810252
    Abstract: In various implementations, specific attributes found in images can be used in a visual-based search. Utilizing machine learning, deep neural networks, and other computer vision techniques, attributes of images, such as color, composition, font, style, and texture can be extracted from a given image. A user can then select a specific attribute from a sample image the user is searching for and the search can be refined to focus on that specific attribute from the sample image. In some embodiments, the search includes specific attributes from more than one image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard James Kerr, Zhe Lin, Patrick Reynolds, Baldo Faieta
  • Patent number: 10789525
    Abstract: In various implementations, one or more specific attributes found in an image can be modified utilizing one or more specific attributes found in another image. Machine learning, deep neural networks, and other computer vision techniques can be utilized to extract attributes of images, such as color, composition, font, style, and texture from one or more images. A user may modify at least one of these attributes in a first image based on the attribute(s) of another image and initiate a visual-based search using the modified image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Bernard James Kerr, Zhe Lin, Patrick Reynolds, Baldo Faieta
  • Publication number: 20200293466
    Abstract: A memory system for storing and retrieving data may include a controller, a first switch, a second switch connected to the first switch via an interconnecting bus, and a plurality of memory devices. The controller may have a first serial interface. The first switch may have one or more serial interfaces and one or more memory ports. The first serial interface of the controller may be communicatively connected to a first serial interface of the one or more serial interfaces of the first switch via a first serial bus. Each of the one or more memory ports of the first switch may be communicatively connected to a subset of the plurality of memory devices via a memory bus. The first switch may transfer data between the controller and the subsets of the plurality of memory devices via the one or more memory ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Gary James Calder, Benjamin James Kerr, Philip Rose
  • Patent number: 10720158
    Abstract: Methods of low power detection of an activation phrase are described. A microphone system comprises dedicated hardware logic for detecting a pre-defined activation phrase in an audio stream received via a microphone. If the pre-defined activation phrase is detected, the hardware logic sends a trigger signal to activate a module, such as a main speech detection module, which is external to the microphone system and which may be in a low power standby state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Imagination Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Benjamin James Kerr
  • Patent number: 10635610
    Abstract: A memory system for storing and retrieving data may include a controller, a first switch, a second switch connected to the first switch via an interconnecting bus, and a plurality of memory devices. The controller may have a first serial interface. The first switch may have one or more serial interfaces and one or more memory ports. The first serial interface of the controller may be communicatively connected to a first serial interface of the one or more serial interfaces of the first switch via a first serial bus. Each of the one or more memory ports of the first switch may be communicatively connected to a subset of the plurality of memory devices via a memory bus. The first switch may transfer data between the controller and the subsets of the plurality of memory devices via the one or more memory ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Gary James Calder, Benjamin James Kerr, Philip Rose
  • Patent number: 10613725
    Abstract: Computer-readable media, methods, and systems are provided for defining and applying a fixed, spaced relationship between graphic objects. A first anchor of a first graphic object and a second anchor of a second graphic object are selected, and a spaced relationship is defined with the distance between the first and second anchors at the time they are selected. In accordance with the fixed spaced relationship, when the second anchor is moved, the first graphic object is automatically moved to maintain the same distance between the first and second anchors. But when the first anchor is moved and that movement is not triggered by movement of the second anchor, the distance between the two anchors changes because the second graphic object is not automatically moved with the first graphic object. The new distance between the two anchors sets the new distance for the fixed spaced relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventor: Bernard James Kerr
  • Publication number: 20200042471
    Abstract: A system for serial communication includes a controller, a semiconductor package comprising a plurality of semiconductor die, and a serial interface configured to connect the plurality of semiconductor die to the controller. The serial interface includes a controller-to-package connection and a package-to-controller connection, and the serial interface is configured to employ a signaling protocol using differential data signaling with no separate clock signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin James Kerr, Philip Rose, Robert Reed
  • Patent number: 10528236
    Abstract: Computer-readable media, methods, and systems are provided for creating a display pattern for a plurality of graphic objects that are bound to at least one data variable. Data comprising a plurality of observations with variable values is received. A first graphic object is presented for display within a display area of a graphic user interface and is bound to the data such that the property value for one of the object's visual property is determined by a variable value a corresponding data observation. A direction of expansion for the display area is received, and as the display area is expanded, a plurality of additional graphic objects also bound to the data are created and presented with the first graphic object to form a display pattern. The display pattern is determined, in part, by the order of the corresponding observations in the data set and the selected direction of expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventor: Bernard James Kerr
  • Patent number: 10475223
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for creating a plurality of data-bound graphic objects using an existing graphic object displayed within a graphical user interface. A visual property of an existing graphic object is selected and associated with a selected variable identified from a received data set. The data has a plurality of observations, each with a variable value for the selected variable. Once associated, additional graphic objects are created or adjusted to correspond to the observations in the data such that the additional graphic objects and the initial graphic object represent each observation in the data set. Further, property values of the selected visual property for each graphic object are determined by variable values of corresponding observations. Accordingly, the graphic objects have different appearances reflecting different variable values for all the observations in the data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventor: Bernard James Kerr
  • Publication number: 20190200720
    Abstract: A hand held appliance includes a housing having an outer wall, an inner structure disposed within the outer wall, and an end wall that extends across the outer wall and is attached to the housing via the inner structure, wherein an inner portion of the end wall defines a central aperture through the end wall and comprises a protrusion that engages with a cooperating groove of the inner structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Thomas James KERR, Christopher William HEDGES, Robert Mark Brett COULTON, Adam James BATES, Andrea Ee-Va LIM
  • Publication number: 20190163766
    Abstract: Systems and methods for searching digital content, such as digital images, are disclosed. A method includes receiving a first search constraint and generating search results based on the first search constraint. A search constraint includes search values or criteria. The search results include a ranked set of digital images. A second search constraint and a weight value associated with the second search constraint are received. The search results are updated based on the second search constraint and the weight value. The updated search results are provided to a user. Updating the search results includes determining a ranking (or a re-ranking) for each item of content included in the search results based on the first search constraint, the second search constraint, and the weight value. Re-ranking the search results may further be based on a weight value associated with the first search constraint, such as a default or maximum weight value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Samarth Gulati, Brett Butterfield, Baldo Faieta, Bernard James Kerr, Kent Andrew Edmonds
  • Publication number: 20190114054
    Abstract: Computer-readable media, methods, and systems are provided for creating a display pattern for a plurality of graphic objects that are bound to at least one data variable. Data comprising a plurality of observations with variable values is received. A first graphic object is presented for display within a display area of a graphic user interface and is bound to the data such that the property value for one of the object's visual property is determined by a variable value a corresponding data observation. A direction of expansion for the display area is received, and as the display area is expanded, a plurality of additional graphic objects also bound to the data are created and presented with the first graphic object to form a display pattern. The display pattern is determined, in part, by the order of the corresponding observations in the data set and the selected direction of expansion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventor: BERNARD JAMES KERR
  • Publication number: 20190114055
    Abstract: Computer-readable media, methods, and systems are provided for creating an axis control for adjusting graphic objects with one or more visual properties bound to data. One or more graphic objects are displayed on a graphic user interface, and a visual property of the graphic object relating to size or position is selected to be associated with a data value. An association is created between the visual property and the data, and a new coordinate system for the object is created based on the data value associated with the property. An axis control is then generated as a representation of the new coordinate system. Adjustments to the size or position of the axis control automatically result in a proportional change in the property values of any displayed graphic object subject to the association.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventor: BERNARD JAMES KERR
  • Publication number: 20190114817
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for creating a plurality of data-bound graphic objects using an existing graphic object displayed within a graphical user interface. A visual property of an existing graphic object is selected and associated with a selected variable identified from a received data set. The data has a plurality of observations, each with a variable value for the selected variable. Once associated, additional graphic objects are created or adjusted to correspond to the observations in the data such that the additional graphic objects and the initial graphic object represent each observation in the data set. Further, property values of the selected visual property for each graphic object are determined by variable values of corresponding observations. Accordingly, the graphic objects have different appearances reflecting different variable values for all the observations in the data set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventor: BERNARD JAMES KERR
  • Publication number: 20190114057
    Abstract: Computer-readable media, methods, and systems are provided for defining and applying a fixed, spaced relationship between graphic objects. A first anchor of a first graphic object and a second anchor of a second graphic object are selected, and a spaced relationship is defined with the distance between the first and second anchors at the time they are selected. In accordance with the fixed spaced relationship, when the second anchor is moved, the first graphic object is automatically moved to maintain the same distance between the first and second anchors. But when the first anchor is moved and that movement is not triggered by movement of the second anchor, the distance between the two anchors changes because the second graphic object is not automatically moved with the first graphic object. The new distance between the two anchors sets the new distance for the fixed spaced relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventor: BERNARD JAMES KERR
  • Patent number: 10248199
    Abstract: Examples relating to calibrating an estimated gaze location are disclosed. One example method comprises monitoring the estimated gaze location of a viewer using gaze tracking data from a gaze tracking system. Image data for display via a display device is received, the image data comprising at least one target visual and target visual metadata that identifies the at least one target visual. The target visual metadata is used to identify a target location of the at least one target visual. The estimated gaze location of the viewer is monitored and a probability that the viewer is gazing at the target location is estimated. The gaze tracking system is calibrated using the probability, the estimated gaze location and the target location to generate an updated estimated gaze location of the viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Weerapan Wilairat, Vaibhav Thukral, David Nister, Morgan Kolya Venable, Bernard James Kerr, Chris Aholt
  • Patent number: 10226112
    Abstract: A hand held appliance including a handle having an outer wall, an inner structure disposed within the outer wall and an end wall extending across the outer wall wherein the end wall is attached to the handle via the inner structure and the end wall extends away from the outer wall. The handle may have a longitudinal axis along which the outer wall extends; the end wall may extend away from the outer wall towards the longitudinal axis. The end wall may extend from the outer wall towards the longitudinal axis as the end wall extends away from the outer wall and may taper as it extends away from the outer wall. The end wall may be frustoconical in shape. The end wall may include at least one first attachment member that extends from the end wall to engage with one or more cooperating attachment members of the inner structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Thomas James Kerr, Christopher William Hedges, Robert Mark Brett Coulton, Adam James Bates, Andrea Ee-Va Lim
  • Publication number: 20190027145
    Abstract: Methods of low power detection of an activation phrase are described. A microphone system comprises dedicated hardware logic for detecting a pre-defined activation phrase in an audio stream received via a microphone. If the pre-defined activation phrase is detected, the hardware logic sends a trigger signal to activate a module, such as a main speech detection module, which is external to the microphone system and which may be in a low power standby state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventor: Benjamin James KERR
  • Patent number: D898531
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: James Kerr