Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Baker

Jeffrey 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: 20210037324
    Abstract: A hearing assistance device is discussed that has one or more accelerometers, a user interface, and optionally a left/right determination module is configured to receive input data from the one or more accelerometers from user actions causing control signals as sensed by the accelerometers to trigger a program change for an audio configuration for the device selected from a group consisting of a change in amplification/volume control, a change in a mute mode, a change of a hear loss profile loaded into that hearing assistance device, and a change in a play-pause mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Jonathan Sarjeant Aase, Jeffrey Baker, Beau Polinske, Gints Valdis Klimanis
  • Patent number: 10875947
    Abstract: New ethylene polymers having low levels of long chain branching are disclosed. Films and film layers made form these polymers have good hot tack strength over a wide range of temperatures, making them good materials for packaging applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Rajen M. Patel, Robert N. Cotton, Sharon Baker, Pradeep Jain, Jian Wang, Jeffrey A. Sims, Tianzi Huang, Matthew Lehr
  • Publication number: 20200392768
    Abstract: A method of deactivating a secondary lock feature of a vehicle includes sensing a movement of an interior door handle, and determining a status of the secondary lock feature to ascertain whether the secondary lock feature is active. The method includes starting a timer to measure an elapsed time since sensing the movement of the interior door handle, sensing an environmental condition of an interior passenger compartment of the vehicle with a sensor, and setting an unlock delay time based on the environmental condition. When the secondary lock feature is disposed in an active state and the elapsed time period is greater than or equal to the unlock delay time, the method includes automatically generating a control signal to thereby deactivate the secondary lock feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Konchan, George Baker, Besi Rrumbullaku, David T. Proefke, Tricia E. Morrow
  • Publication number: 20200380979
    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: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob Meacham, Matthew Sills, Richard Fritz Lanman, III, Jeffrey Baker
  • Patent number: 10853356
    Abstract: A metadata catalog may store metadata about data sources. The metadata may define table, column, partition and/or data formats, as well as title information, textual descriptions, modification information, data schemas and access information, such as location and connection information. A metadata catalog service may provide a shared, persistent, central repository for the metadata. The metadata of the catalog may be published via multiple access mechanisms and programmatically obtained and processed by other programs via the metadata catalog service. Metadata consumers may utilize the metadata catalog service to perform various metadata tasks, such as metadata retrieval, creation, addition, modification and/or deletion. The metadata catalog service may be directly integrated into existing data analytic tools as a persistent and durable metadata store allowing users to utilize the broad set of data processing tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: George Steven McPherson, Yevgeniy Mikhaylyuta, Tobin Daniel Baker, Richard Jeffrey Cole
  • Patent number: 10853025
    Abstract: Personal audio systems and methods are disclosed. The personal audio system includes a processor configured to generate a processed ambient audio stream 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, a communications interface configured to receive a new set of processing parameters, selected by someone other than the user, and a controller configured to instruct the processor to begin generating the processed ambient audio stream by using the new set of processing parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Gints Klimanis, Noah Kraft, Matthew J. Jaffe, Richard Fritz Lanman, III, Jeffrey Baker
  • Patent number: 10832690
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation, Dolby International AB
    Inventors: Sripal S. Mehta, Thomas Ziegler, Giles Baker, Jeffrey Riedmiller, Prinyar Saungsomboon
  • Patent number: 10834493
    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: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew J. Jaffe, Noah Kraft, Richard Fritz Lanman, III, Jeffrey Baker
  • Patent number: 10785579
    Abstract: A hearing assistance device is discussed that has one or more accelerometers, a user interface, and optionally a left/right determination module is configured to receive input data from the one or more accelerometers from user actions causing control signals as sensed by the accelerometers to trigger a program change for an audio configuration for the device selected from a group consisting of a change in amplification/volume control, a change in a mute mode, a change of a hearing loss profile loaded into that hearing assistance device, and a change in a play-pause mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Eargo, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Sarjeant Aase, Jeffrey Baker, Beau Polinske, Gints Klimanis
  • Publication number: 20200143117
    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: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey BAKER, Sal Gregory GARCIA, Paul Anthony LONG
  • Publication number: 20200143641
    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: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Grant, Jonathon D. Phillips, Gary A. Taylor, Kyle Baker
  • Publication number: 20200133627
    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: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Noah KRAFT, Richard Fritz LANMAN, III, Daniel C. WIGGINS, Jeffrey BAKER
  • Publication number: 20200122560
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to an off-road vehicle comprising a frame, including at least one cargo box support member, a suspension movably coupled to the frame, a passenger compartment, an engine, a transmission operatively coupled to the engine, and a cargo box. The cargo box includes a floor and a plurality of upwardly extending sidewalls, wherein at least a portion of the cargo box floor extends over the at least one cargo box support member and wherein the cargo box is removably coupled to the at least one cargo box support members and is removable from the off-road vehicle via the removal of fewer than eight fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Nicholas Keegan Ward, Chadwick Allen Williams, Luke Adam Baker, Ross Leonard Nygren, Aaron Lee Swanson, Cody Tove Kallock, Kyle Douglas Olason, Lucas Grant Purcell, Reid Dale Anderson, Casey Leland Root, Michael Jeffrey Lupelow, Thomas Robert Brausen, Stephen Tyler Deck, Shane Dean Kruse, Robby Gordon
  • Publication number: 20200126570
    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: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicants: DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION, DOLBY INTERNATIONAL AB
    Inventors: Sripal S. MEHTA, Thomas ZIEGLER, Giles BAKER, Jeffrey RIEDMILLER, Prinyar SAUNGSOMBOON
  • Publication number: 20200093397
    Abstract: A method for determining the 3D location of a catheter distal end portion in a patient's body, the distal end portion including an electrode, the method comprising: (a) placing first and second body-surface patches on the patient in positions such that body region of interest is therebetween; (b) driving an alternating current between the patches; (c) measuring the voltage at the electrode and substantially contemporaneously capturing a 2D fluoroscopic image of the region of interest; and (d) determining the 3D location of the catheter distal end portion from the image and the measured voltage. A primary application of this method is 3D navigation during cardiac interventional procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: APN Health, LLC
    Inventors: Jasbir Sra, James Baker, Jeffrey Burrell, Mark Palma, Barry Belanger
  • Publication number: 20200090476
    Abstract: A merchandise display security system for displaying and protecting an article of merchandise is provided. In one example, the system includes a sensor configured to be coupled to an article of merchandise and to communicate with the article of merchandise. The system also includes a tower configured to receive a signal from the sensor in response to a security event. The tower is further configured to generate a kill switch signal for determining whether to activate a kill switch on the article of merchandise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Kyle Baker, Jeffrey A. Grant, Christopher J. Fawcett
  • Patent number: 10572114
    Abstract: A user interacts with a graphical user interface on a client device. The device displays a data visualization that includes configuration parameters. The device also displays one or more read-only static controls, each static control corresponding to a respective parameter. Each static control indicates the value assigned to the corresponding parameter. A first user action activates a first static control. The first static control corresponds to a first parameter with a first value. The device displays an editable indirect control in the graphical user interface, which displays the first value. The editable indirect control is larger than the first static control, and is superimposed over the corresponding static control. The user changes the first value to a second value, and the device updates the displayed data visualization based on the second value for the first parameter. The editable indirect control is subsequently removed from display in the graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Tableau Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Jock Douglas Mackinlay, Christopher Richard Stolte, Jeffrey W. Pettiross, James Baker
  • Publication number: 20200039674
    Abstract: An apparatus collects liquid in a vacuum bag for vacuum packaging a product, such as a food product, wherein a vacuum is drawn in the vacuum bag by a vacuum sealer, which also seals the vacuum bag after the vacuum is formed. The liquid collecting apparatus includes a housing configured to be placed in the vacuum bag between the product and an open end of the bag that is configured to be received in the vacuum sealer. The housing includes a side wall defining an interior space and at least one opening that extends through the side wall. The at least one opening is configured so that air drawn out of the vacuum bag can pass through the housing via the at least one opening and exit the vacuum bag through the open end, and liquid can enter the interior of the housing, but is prevented from escaping and thereby captured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Palese, Glenn Baker, Konslantin Nakovksi, Thaddeus T. Brej
  • Patent number: 10553225
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation, Dolby International AB
    Inventors: Sripal S. Mehta, Thomas Ziegler, Giles Baker, Jeffrey Riedmiller, Prinyar Saungsomboon
  • Publication number: 20200010537
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods for the prevention or treatment of metabolic disorders. In exemplary embodiments, methods of administering an anti-CGRP antibody are provided, optionally in combination with a second agent, wherein peripheral and/or hepatic glucose utilization is increased, thereby preventing or treating diseases and disorders associated with insulin resistance. Compositions comprising an anti-CGRP antibody are also provided, optionally in combination with a second agent, which are suitable for administration to increase peripheral and/or hepatic glucose utilization and thereby prevent or treat diseases and disorders associated with insulin resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Brian BAKER, Jeffrey T.L. Smith, John LATHAM