Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Alex Kramer

Jeffrey Alex Kramer 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: 11429338
    Abstract: A first augmented reality device shares, with a second augmented reality device, a visualization of an object viewed by the respective devices in an augmented reality scene. The first augmented reality device receives property information, according to which the second augmented reality device is displaying the visualization. The first augmented reality device displays the visualization according to the property information, adjusted to account for differences in perspective between the first and second augmented reality devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Alan Caplan, Keith Rosema, Jeffrey Alex Kramer, Richard Earl Simpkinson
  • Patent number: 11226785
    Abstract: An augmented reality system obtains sensor data depicting a first object in a scene. The identity of the first object is determined. The system estimates a size of the first object based on the determined identity. Based on the estimated size, the system estimates a scale of other objects depicted in the obtained sensor data. An augmented reality display is generated based at least in part on the size of a second object determined using the estimated scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Vulcan Inc.
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Alan Caplan, Keith Rosema, Jeffrey Alex Kramer, Richard Earl Simpkinson
  • Patent number: 11146557
    Abstract: An augmented reality device engages in a mutual exchange of negotiated services with another device. The negotiation comprises a first exchange of respective zero-knowledge proofs, and second exchange of credentials followed by verification of the credentials by a trusted third party, and further exchanges of information comprising services provided by the augmented reality device to the other device, and vice versa. The services are used, in embodiments, to customize an augmented reality experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Vulcan Inc.
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Alan Caplan, Keith Rosema, Jeffrey Alex Kramer
  • Patent number: 10996831
    Abstract: An augmented reality device enables selection and interaction with multiple objects viewed in an augmented reality scene. A cursor is positioned proximate to a first object in response to a first gesture. A selected state of the first object is determined in response to a second gesture. A visual indication of the selected state of the first object is displayed by the augmented reality device. A second position for the cursor, proximate to a second object, is determined. A visual indication of the first object's selected state remains displayed after the cursor is moved to be proximate to the second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Vulcan Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Earl Simpkinson, Keith Rosema, Jeffrey Alex Kramer, Richard Ignacio Zaragoza, Paul G. Allen
  • Patent number: 10911450
    Abstract: An augmented reality device engages in a mutual exchange of negotiated services with another device with a signal determined to have exhibited an area transition effect. The augmented reality device identifies, from a plurality of signals in the ambient environment, a subset of signals that have exhibited the area transition effect. From among the subset, the device identifies a signal that is indicative of support for the negotiation protocol. The negotiation is conducted with a second device associated with the corresponding signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Vulcan Inc.
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Alan Caplan, Keith Rosema, Jeffrey Alex Kramer
  • Publication number: 20200042898
    Abstract: A system obtains preference information by observing interaction, on behalf of a user, with a first service. A machine learning model is trained, based on the preference information. The system stores configuration data for the machine learning model. When a second service is invoked, the system provides the configuration data based at least in part on determining that the first and second services share a common classification. The second service reconstitutes the machine learning model and adjusts the interaction based at least in part on predictions made using the reconstituted machine learning model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Ignacio Zaragoza, Richard Earl Simpkinson, Keith Rosema, Rusty A. Gerard, Shamyl Emrich Zakariya, Jeffrey Alex Kramer, Paul G. Allen
  • Publication number: 20200027427
    Abstract: An augmented reality system obtains sensor data depicting a first object in a scene. The identity of the first object is determined. The system estimates a size of the first object based on the determined identity. Based on the estimated size, the system estimates a scale of other objects depicted in the obtained sensor data. An augmented reality display is generated based at least in part on the size of a second object determined using the estimated scale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Alan Caplan, Keith Rosema, Jeffrey Alex Kramer, Richard Earl Simpkinson
  • Publication number: 20200028849
    Abstract: An augmented reality device engages in a mutual exchange of negotiated services with another device. The negotiation comprises a first exchange of respective zero-knowledge proofs, and second exchange of credentials followed by verification of the credentials by a trusted third party, and further exchanges of information comprising services provided by the augmented reality device to the other device, and vice versa. The services are used, in embodiments, to customize an augmented reality experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Alan Caplan, Keith Rosema, Jeffrey Alex Kramer
  • Publication number: 20200028945
    Abstract: An augmented reality device engages in a mutual exchange of negotiated services with another device with a signal determined to have exhibited an area transition effect. The augmented reality device identifies, from a plurality of signals in the ambient environment, a subset of signals that have exhibited the area transition effect. From among the subset, the device identifies a signal that is indicative of support for the negotiation protocol. The negotiation is conducted with a second device associated with the corresponding signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Alan Caplan, Keith Rosema, Jeffrey Alex Kramer
  • Publication number: 20200026484
    Abstract: A first augmented reality device shares, with a second augmented reality device, a visualization of an object viewed by the respective devices in an augmented reality scene. The first augmented reality device receives property information, according to which the second augmented reality device is displaying the visualization. The first augmented reality device displays the visualization according to the property information, adjusted to account for differences in perspective between the first and second augmented reality devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Alan Caplan, Keith Rosema, Jeffrey Alex Kramer, Richard Earl Simpkinson
  • Publication number: 20200026413
    Abstract: An augmented reality device enables selection and interaction with multiple objects viewed in an augmented reality scene. A cursor is positioned proximate to a first object in response to a first gesture. A selected state of the first object is determined in response to a second gesture. A visual indication of the selected state of the first object is displayed by the augmented reality device. A second position for the cursor, proximate to a second object, is determined. A visual indication of the first object's selected state remains displayed after the cursor is moved to be proximate to the second object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Earl Simpkinson, Keith Rosema, Jeffrey Alex Kramer, Richard Ignacio Zaragoza, Paul G. Allen
  • Patent number: 10524395
    Abstract: Examples of the disclosure provide for an apparatus for actively promoting marine life. The apparatus includes a datacenter implemented in a body of water and coupled to a network, a pressure vessel that houses the datacenter, and one or more components coupled to the pressure vessel and adapted to actively promote reef life and sustain a surrounding ecosystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin F. Cutler, Norman Ashton Whitaker, Spencer G. Fowers, Jeffrey Alex Kramer
  • Publication number: 20190379742
    Abstract: Information sharing is initiated between devices based on identification, by one or more of the devices, of a context in which the information is to be shared. Services to provide the shared information are identified based on a mutually agreed level of sensitivity for the information sharing. Information is shared between the devices via the services. Use of the services to share information is stopped in response to a change in context identified by one or more of the devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Earl Simpkinson, Richard Ignacio Zaragoza, Jeffrey Alex Kramer, Keith Rosema, Alan Caplan, Paul G. Allen
  • Publication number: 20180352680
    Abstract: Examples of the disclosure provide for an apparatus for actively promoting marine life. The apparatus includes a datacenter implemented in a body of water and coupled to a network, a pressure vessel that houses the datacenter, and one or more components coupled to the pressure vessel and adapted to actively promote reef life and sustain a surrounding ecosystem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Benjamin F. Cutler, Norman Ashton Whitaker, Spencer G. Fowers, Jeffrey Alex Kramer
  • Publication number: 20160381835
    Abstract: Examples of the disclosure provide for an apparatus for actively promoting marine life. The apparatus includes a datacenter implemented in a body of water and coupled to a network, a pressure vessel that houses the datacenter, and one or more components coupled to the pressure vessel and adapted to actively promote reef life and sustain a surrounding ecosystem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Benjamin F. Cutler, Norman Ashton Whitaker, Spencer G. Fowers, Jeffrey Alex Kramer