Patents by Inventor Jeffrey A. Baker

Jeffrey A. Baker 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: 20190279610
    Abstract: An earpiece for real-time audio processing of ambient sound includes an ear bud that provides passive noise attenuation to the earpiece such that exterior ambient sound is substantially reduced within an ear of a wearer, an exterior microphone that receives ambient sound and converts the received ambient sound into analog electrical signals, and an analog-to-digital converter that converts the analog electrical signals into digital signals representative of the ambient sounds. The earpiece further includes a digital signal processor that performs a transformation operation on the digital signals according to instructions received from a mobile device, the transformation operation transforms the digital signals into modified digital signals, a digital-to-analog converter that converts the modified digital signals into modified analog electrical signals, and a speaker that outputs the modified analog electrical signals as audio waves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Baker, Anthony Parks, Sal Gregory Garcia, Thomas Ezekiel Burgess, Matthew Fumio Yamamoto, Nils Jacob Palmborg, Noah Kraft, Richard Fritz Lanman, III, Daniel C. Wiggins
  • Publication number: 20190251977
    Abstract: Methods for generating an object based audio program, renderable in a personalizable manner, and including a bed of speaker channels renderable in the absence of selection of other program content (e.g., to provide a default full range audio experience). Other embodiments include steps of delivering, decoding, and/or rendering such a program. Rendering of content of the bed, or of a selected mix of other content of the program, may provide an immersive experience. The program may include multiple object channels (e.g., object channels indicative of user-selectable and user-configurable objects), the bed of speaker channels, and other speaker channels. Another aspect is an audio processing unit (e.g., encoder or decoder) configured to perform, or which includes a buffer memory which stores at least one frame (or other segment) of an object based audio program (or bitstream thereof) generated in accordance with, any embodiment of the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicants: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION, DOLBY INTERNATIONAL AB
    Inventors: Sripal S. MEHTA, Thomas ZIEGLER, Giles BAKER, Jeffrey RIEDMILLER, Prinyar SAUNGSOMBOON
  • Publication number: 20190244495
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to security systems for securing an item of merchandise from theft or unauthorized removal. For example, the security system may include a sensor configured to be coupled to the item of merchandise and a base configured to removably support the sensor and the item of merchandise thereon. The base includes a charging circuit for providing power to the sensor and/or the item of merchandise. The security system also includes a controller operably coupled to the base and a key configured to wirelessly communicate with the base and/or controller. The sensor is configured to wirelessly communicate with the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Grant, Jonathon D. Phillips, Gary A. Taylor, Kyle Baker
  • Patent number: 10325585
    Abstract: Ambient sound is converted into digital signals. A processor performs active noise cancellation and/or a transformation operation that is distinct from the active noise cancellation on the digital signals. The active noise cancellation and the transformation operation transform the digital signals into modified digital signals. The modified digital signals are converted into modified analog signals. The modified analog signals are outputted as audio waves. An interior microphone is configured to output an output signal to the processor in response to receiving the modified analog signals. In response to receiving the output signal from the interior microphone, the processor is configured to determine whether the modified digital signals produce desired audio waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Baker, Anthony Parks, Sal Gregory Garcia, Thomas Ezekiel Burgess, Matthew Fumio Yamamoto, Nils Jacob Palmborg, Noah Kraft, Richard Fritz Lanman, III, Daniel C. Wiggins
  • Publication number: 20190174221
    Abstract: A time heuristic audio control system, comprises a receiver for receiving time-based data from a personal computing device and a memory storing one or more sets processing parameters comprising instructions for processing the ambient sound based upon the time-based data. The system further includes a processor coupled to the memory and the receiver configured to adjust the ambient sound as directed by a selected set of processing parameters retrieved from the memory to create adjusted audio, the selected set of processing parameters retrieved based upon the time-based data and at least one speaker for outputting the adjusted audio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew J. Jaffe, Noah Kraft, Richard Fritz Lanman, III, Jeffrey Baker
  • Publication number: 20190134252
    Abstract: A dressing comprises a delivery vehicle and platelet lysate. The dressing can also include an antimicrobial agent, a hemostatic agent, and a binder. It is contemplated that the dressing can be used for expediting hemostasis, improving antimicrobial activity, minimizing fluid loss, and accelerating wound healing when applied to a wound. The dressing would be useful in applications including military in-theater medical care and for conditions such as diabetic foot ulcers, as well as other applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Vivek Prabhakar Raut, Meghan Elizabeth Samberg, Kolby Luke Day, Brian Roy Barnes, Christopher Ronald Rathbone, Patrick Patterson, Donald Jude Brown, Justin Jeffrey Baker
  • Patent number: 10275209
    Abstract: Ambient sound is converted into an ambient audio stream. A processed ambient audio stream is generated by processing the ambient audio stream in accordance with a selected set of processing parameters selected from the plurality of processing parameter sets stored in the memory. Trigger data is searched and a new set of processing parameters is requested. The trigger data identifies the new set of processing parameters that is available for use in processing the ambient audio stream. A received new set of processing parameters is selected as the selected set of processing parameters. The processed ambient audio stream is converted into processed output sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Gints Klimanis, Noah Kraft, Matthew J. Jaffe, Richard Fritz Lanman, III, Jeffrey Baker
  • Publication number: 20190110859
    Abstract: A fiber-based radiopaque tissue marker for radiographic marking of tissue is provided. The marker is a sterile, single-patient-use polymeric fiber with a radiopaque material and a dye. The marker is radiopaque using standard radiographs such as x-rays and mammography. The marker can also be visualized by low-dose CT scans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Justin Jeffrey Baker, Peter Hayes Gingras, Robert Priest, Kathe Derwin, Joseph Iannotti
  • Publication number: 20190050652
    Abstract: According to various aspects, an obstacle analyzer may include: one or more sensors configured to receive obstacle identification information representing one or more identification features of an obstacle and obstacle condition information associated with one or more conditions of the obstacle; and one or more processors configured to identify the obstacle based on the received obstacle identification information and generate an identification value corresponding to the identified obstacle, determine a rating value representing a risk potential of the identified obstacle based on the received obstacle condition information, and store the rating value assigned to the identification value of the identified obstacle in one or more memories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey BAKER, Daniel POHL
  • Publication number: 20180247646
    Abstract: One or more context aware processing parameters and an ambient audio stream are received. One or more sound characteristics associated with the ambient audio stream are identified using a machine learning model. One or more actions to perform are determined using the machine learning model and based on the one or more context aware processing parameters and the identified one or more sound characteristics. The one or more actions are performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob Meacham, Matthew Sills, Richard Fritz Lanman, III, Jeffrey Baker
  • Patent number: 10054517
    Abstract: Motion detection devices and systems are described herein. One motion detection device includes an inertial measurement unit (IMU) configured to measure velocity, orientation, and gravitational forces of the motion detection device and a computing component. The computing component can be configured to determine spectrum parameters of a mobile vehicle associated with the motion detection device using measurements from the IMU, determine IMU orientation parameters using measurements from the IMU, and estimate motion of the mobile vehicle using the spectrum parameters, the IMU orientation parameters, measurements from the IMU, and a motion estimation function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Haiyang Liu, Jeffrey Baker, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, William Stephen Caldwell
  • Publication number: 20180199130
    Abstract: A time heuristic audio control system, comprises a receiver for receiving time-based data from a personal computing device and a memory storing one or more sets processing parameters comprising instructions for processing the ambient sound based upon the time-based data. The system further includes a processor coupled to the memory and the receiver configured to adjust the ambient sound as directed by a selected set of processing parameters retrieved from the memory to create adjusted audio, the selected set of processing parameters retrieved based upon the time-based data and at least one speaker for outputting the adjusted audio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew J. Jaffe, Noah Kraft, Richard Fritz Lanman, III, Jeffrey Baker
  • Publication number: 20180089179
    Abstract: A plurality of utterances of a first user from the language of the first user is translated into a language of a second user. The confidence scores associated with the translated utterances are compared with a confidence threshold. A predetermined utterance gap is adjusted based on the comparison. The predetermined utterance gap is a duration of time that occurs between utterances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey Baker, Sal Gregory Garcia, Paul Anthony Long
  • Patent number: 9918159
    Abstract: A time heuristic audio control system, comprises a receiver for receiving time-based data from a personal computing device and a memory storing one or more sets processing parameters comprising instructions for processing the ambient sound based upon the time-based data. The system further includes a processor coupled to the memory and the receiver configured to adjust the ambient sound as directed by a selected set of processing parameters retrieved from the memory to create adjusted audio, the selected set of processing parameters retrieved based upon the time-based data and at least one speaker for outputting the adjusted audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew J. Jaffe, Noah Kraft, Richard Fritz Lanman, III, Jeffrey Baker
  • Patent number: 9886954
    Abstract: One or more context aware processing parameters and an ambient audio stream are received. One or more sound characteristics associated with the ambient audio stream are identified using a machine learning model. One or more actions to perform are determined using the machine learning model and based on the one or more context aware processing parameters and the identified one or more sound characteristics. The one or more actions are performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Doppler Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Meacham, Matthew Sills, Richard Fritz Lanman, III, Jeffrey Baker
  • Patent number: 9747282
    Abstract: A first utterance is received. A first language associated with the first utterance is identified. The first utterance is translated into a second language and outputted at a pair of earphones that occludes a direct sound path associated with utterances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Doppler Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Baker, Sal Gregory Garcia, Paul Anthony Long
  • Publication number: 20170147284
    Abstract: Ambient sound is converted into an ambient audio stream. A processed ambient audio stream is generated by processing the ambient audio stream in accordance with a selected set of processing parameters selected from the plurality of processing parameter sets stored in the memory. Trigger data is searched and a new set of processing parameters is requested. The trigger data identifies the new set of processing parameters that is available for use in processing the ambient audio stream. A received new set of processing parameters is selected as the selected set of processing parameters. The processed ambient audio stream is converted into processed output sound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Gints Klimanis, Noah Kraft, Matthew J. Jaffe, Richard Fritz Lanman, III, Jeffrey Baker
  • Publication number: 20170103745
    Abstract: Ambient sound is converted into digital signals. A processor performs active noise cancellation and/or a transformation operation that is distinct from the active noise cancellation on the digital signals. The active noise cancellation and the transformation operation transform the digital signals into modified digital signals. The modified digital signals are converted into modified analog signals. The modified analog signals are outputted as audio waves. An interior microphone is configured to output an output signal to the processor in response to receiving the modified analog signals. In response to receiving the output signal from the interior microphone, the processor is configured to determine whether the modified digital signals produce desired audio waves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey Baker, Anthony Parks, Sal Gregory Garcia, Thomas Ezekiel Burgess, Matthew Fumio Yamamoto, Nils Jacob Palmborg, Noah Kraft, Richard Fritz Lanman, III, Daniel C. Wiggins
  • Publication number: 20170105064
    Abstract: A time heuristic audio control system, comprises a receiver for receiving time-based data from a personal computing device and a memory storing one or more sets processing parameters comprising instructions for processing the ambient sound based upon the time-based data. The system further includes a processor coupled to the memory and the receiver configured to adjust the ambient sound as directed by a selected set of processing parameters retrieved from the memory to create adjusted audio, the selected set of processing parameters retrieved based upon the time-based data and at least one speaker for outputting the adjusted audio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew J. Jaffe, Noah Kraft, Richard Fritz Lanman, III, Jeffrey Baker
  • Publication number: 20170099538
    Abstract: Active acoustic filter systems and methods are disclosed. An active acoustic filter system includes a memory storing one or more stored sound profiles and a respective set of processing parameters associated with each of the one or more stored sound profiles. A processor coupled to the memory generates processed sound by processing ambient sound in accordance with a set of processing parameters retrieved from the memory based on results from comparing an ambient sound profile to at least one of the one or more stored sound profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Noah Kraft, Richard Fritz Lanman, III, Daniel C. Wiggins, Jeffrey Baker