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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20160356675
    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: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Haiyang Liu, Jeffrey Baker, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, William Stephen Caldwell
  • Publication number: 20160297578
    Abstract: A pull tab venting system utilizes a pull tab located on the top panel of a can. The pull tab has a fin-like protrusion on its underside. After the pull tab is used to open the can, it is rotated over a vent closure element scored into the top panel. The vent closure element covers a vent opening. The pull tab is then pressed downward, causing the protrusion to puncture the vent closure element through the vent, allowing it to open. The pull tab is then rotated back and returned to its normal position over the top panel of the can.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventor: Jeffrey Baker
  • Patent number: 9423318
    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: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Haiyang Liu, Jeffrey Baker, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, William Stephen Caldwell
  • Publication number: 20160033366
    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: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Haiyang Liu, Jeffrey Baker, Charles Joseph Cunningham, IV, William Stephen Caldwell
  • Patent number: 9131554
    Abstract: A method of using lights and a light system for teaching dance, particularly to students with hearing impairments. The method of dance instruction includes a light bar having a plurality of first lights and second lights. The first and second lights are visually distinguishable. The first lights are turned on and off to display a pre-selected time signature pattern, and the second lights of the light bar are turned on and off to display a pre-selected and count time signature pattern. A light system for dance instruction includes a light bar having a first lights and second lights, which are visually distinguishable, and a control unit for: a) turning the first lights of the light bar on and off to display a pre-selected time signature pattern; and b) turning the second lights of the light bar on and off to display a pre-selected and count time signature pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey Baker
  • Patent number: 9036054
    Abstract: An optical imager includes: an image sensor for capturing images of targets and outputting image signals; a lens for focusing the target on the image sensor as a function of lens position; a memory for storing predetermined lens positions determined from predetermined target sizes; and a controller for determining current target size based on captured images and positioning the lens at a predetermined lens position by correlating current target size with predetermined target sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Koziol, Alec Epting, Stephen Patrick Deloge, Jeffrey Baker
  • Patent number: 9026360
    Abstract: A system includes a determination module and a communication module. The determination module is configured to be located onboard a first vehicle configured to travel along a first route including a crossing corresponding to an intersection of the first route with a second route. The determination module is configured to be communicatively coupled with a remote crossing module. The determination module is configured to determine, based on a speed of the first vehicle, timing information corresponding to a time at which the first vehicle will travel proximate to the crossing on the first route. The communication module is configured to transmit the timing information to the remote crossing module. The timing information includes a reference time configured as an absolute time corresponding to a time for impeding travel of a second vehicle along the second route through the crossing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey Michael Fries, Jeffrey Baker, Aric Albert Weingartner, Michael Steffen, II, Jesse Lee Herlocker, William Shields
  • Publication number: 20140361125
    Abstract: A system includes a determination module and a communication module. The determination module is configured to be located onboard a first vehicle configured to travel along a first route including a crossing corresponding to an intersection of the first route with a second route. The determination module is configured to be communicatively coupled with a remote crossing module. The determination module is configured to determine, based on a speed of the first vehicle, timing information corresponding to a time at which the first vehicle will travel proximate to the crossing on the first route. The communication module is configured to transmit the timing information to the remote crossing module. The timing information includes a reference time configured as an absolute time corresponding to a time for impeding travel of a second vehicle along the second route through the crossing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey Michael Fries, Jeffrey Baker, Aric Albert Weingartner, Michael Steffen, II, Jesse Lee Herlocker, William Shields
  • Patent number: 8866963
    Abstract: There is set forth herein a terminal having an image sensor array and a plurality of operator selectable operating modes. The image sensor array can have an associated light source bank. The operator selectable operating modes can include at least one camera operating mode and at least one flashlight operating mode. In the at least one camera operating mode the image sensor array and light source bank can be controlled for optimization of frame capture. In the at least one flashlight operating mode the image sensor array and the light source bank can be controlled for optimizing illumination of an operators viewing area with reduced average power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan T. Grunow, Jeffrey Baker, Matthew Skvoretz, Michael Pease, Scott Garmon
  • Publication number: 20140300777
    Abstract: An optical imager includes: an image sensor for capturing images of targets and outputting image signals; a lens for focusing the target on the image sensor as a function of lens position; a memory for storing predetermined lens positions determined from predetermined target sizes; and a controller for determining current target size based on captured images and positioning the lens at a predetermined lens position by correlating current target size with predetermined target sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Koziol, Alec Epting, Stephen Patrick Deloge, Jeffrey Baker
  • Publication number: 20140204268
    Abstract: There is set forth herein a terminal having an image sensor array and a plurality of operator selectable operating modes. The image sensor array can have an associated light source bank. The operator selectable operating modes can include at least one camera operating mode and at least one flashlight operating mode. In the at least one camera operating mode the image sensor array and light source bank can be controlled for optimization of frame capture. In the at least one flashlight operating mode the image sensor array and the light source bank can be controlled for optimizing illumination of an operators viewing area with reduced average power consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan T. Grunow, Jeffrey Baker, Matthew Skvoretz, Michael Pease, Scott Garmon
  • Patent number: D760173
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Jeffrey Baker