Patents by Inventor John Black

John Black 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: 20240073478
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media that utilize deep learning to map query videos to known videos so as to identify a provenance of the query video or identify editorial manipulations of the query video relative to a known video. For example, the video comparison system includes a deep video comparator model that generates and compares visual and audio descriptors utilizing codewords and an inverse index. The deep video comparator model is robust and ignores discrepancies due to benign transformations that commonly occur during electronic video distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2022
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Alexander Black, Van Tu Bui, John Collomosse, Simon Jenni, Viswanathan Swaminathan
  • Publication number: 20240042280
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods can be used including receiving motion data, categorizing the motion data into portions of a minute that indicate activity or a workout, and automatically determining an accurate number of active minutes for an individual. Multiple data streams may be analyzed and de-duplicated, such that an accurate metric may be computed and reported to an individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventor: Stephen John Black
  • Publication number: 20240032019
    Abstract: A process for reducing contentions and/or packet collisions during downlink and/or uplink communications in a multipoint environment that uses time slice scheduling to overcome the technical deficiencies of CBAP and rasterized-based scheduling is described herein. For example, an access point (AP) controller configured to communicate with one or more APs may obtain interference data from one or more APs and/or stations (STAs) and/or traffic load data, and can use this information to divide a time period into one or more time slices and to assign each AP to one or more of the time slices. The AP controller can use this information to determine a number of time slices in which to divide the time period and a length (e.g., in time) of each time slice. The AP controller can also use this information to assign one or more APs to each time slice and to assign the STAs to be served by each AP in the AP's assigned time slice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Inventors: Jaspreet Singh, Siddhartha Mallik, Peter John Black, Tamer Adel Kadous
  • Patent number: 11878213
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods can be used including receiving motion data including comparing time-stamped speed data with predetermined cycling speed ranges, categorizing the speed data into portions of a minute that indicate each of the predetermined cycling speed ranges, determining portions of a minute indicate a cycling activity has begun, determining portions of a later minute indicate a cycling activity has paused or ended, confirming a minimum time inactive indicating that a cycling activity has ended, and determining that a minimum time active has elapsed between the indication a cycling activity has begun and indication a cycling activity has ended such that a cycling activity is categorized as a cycling workout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Alan Lee, Stephen John Black, Jason Iijima
  • Patent number: 11831333
    Abstract: A method of reading from a storage medium to recover a group of information sectors, each comprising a respective information payload. The medium stores redundancy data comprising a plurality of separate redundancy codes for the group, each code being a linear sum of terms, each term in the sum being the information payload from a different respective one of the information sectors in the group weighted by a respective coefficient of a set of coefficients for the redundancy code. The method comprises, after the redundancy data has already been stored on the medium: identifying a set of k? information sectors to be recovered; selecting k? of the redundancy codes; determining a square matrix E of the k? information sectors by the k? sets of coefficients of the selected codes; determining a matrix D being a matrix inverse of E; and recovering the k? information payloads from the inverse matrix D.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC.
    Inventors: Christos Gkantsidis, Antony Ian Taylor Rowstron, Andromachi Chatzieleftheriou, Richard John Black, Austin N. Donnelly, István Haller
  • Publication number: 20230379960
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate to scheduling wireless communications based on channel estimate aging. Channel estimates can be generated based on signals wirelessly transmitted by user equipments. Aging metrics associated with the channel estimates can be determined. Wireless communications with at least some of the user equipments can be scheduled based on the aging metrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2023
    Publication date: November 23, 2023
    Inventors: Shouvik Ganguly, Anthony Edet Ekpenyong, Hassan Mohamed Mostafa Abdalmageed Ghozlan, Peter John Black
  • Patent number: 11803185
    Abstract: Systems and methods for initializing a robot to autonomously travel a route are disclosed. In some exemplary implementations, a robot can detect an initialization object and then determine its position relative to that initialization object. The robot can then learn a route by user demonstration, where the robot associates actions along that route with positions relative to the initialization object. The robot can later detect the initialization object again and determine its position relative to that initialization object. The robot can then autonomously navigate the learned route, performing actions associated with positions relative to the initialization object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Brain Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Baptiste Passot, Jaldert Rombouts, Cody Griffin, John Black
  • Publication number: 20230327391
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed that relate to efficiently producing multiple laser beams of a harmonic frequency from a fundamental frequency beam. One example provides a laser system comprising a laser configured to output a fundamental frequency beam, a first harmonic-generation stage, and a second harmonic-generation stage. The first harmonic-generation stage is configured to receive an input of the fundamental frequency beam from the laser, and output from the laser system a first-stage harmonic frequency beam and a first-stage residual fundamental frequency beam. The second harmonic-generation stage is configured to receive an input of the first-stage residual fundamental frequency beam, and to output from the laser system a second-stage harmonic frequency beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Richard John BLACK, Rokas DREVINSKAS, Patrick Neil ANDERSON, Masaaki SAKAKURA, Thomas Torsten DR WINKLER, David LARA SAUCEDO
  • Patent number: 11779810
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods can be used including receiving motion data, categorizing the motion data into portions of a minute that indicate activity or a workout, and automatically determining an accurate number of active minutes for an individual. Multiple data streams may be analyzed and de-duplicated, such that an accurate metric may be computed and reported to an individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventor: Stephen John Black
  • Publication number: 20230285088
    Abstract: A method and a system for image-guided intervention such as a percutaneous treatment or diagnosis of a patient may include at least one of a pre-registration method and a re-registration method. The pre-registration method is configured to permit for an efficient virtual representation of a planned trajectory to target tissue during the intervention, for example, as a holographic light ray shown through an augmented reality system. In turn, this allows the operator to align a physical instrument such as a medical probe for the intervention. The re-registration method is configured to adjust for inaccuracy in the virtual representation generated by the pre-registration method, as determined by live imaging of the patient during the intervention. The re-registration method may employ the use of intersectional contour lines to define the target tissue as viewed through the augmented reality system, which permits for an unobstructed view of the target tissue for the intervention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2023
    Publication date: September 14, 2023
    Inventors: Charles Martin, III, Jeffrey H. Yanof, Karl West, Mina S. Fahim, John Black
  • Patent number: 11742911
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate to a pair of wireless communication devices wirelessly communicating with a network system in a coordinated manner. The wireless communication devices of the pair can be in communication with each other via a wireless peer-to-peer link. A primary wireless communication device can communicate a first part of a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) transmission via cellular communications and a second part of the MIMO transmission via the peer-to-peer link. This can enable the primary wireless communication device to communicate with the network system at a higher data rate and/or at a higher MIMO rank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: XCOM Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter John Black, Michael Mingxi Fan, Tamer Adel Kadous, Matthew Stuart Grob
  • Publication number: 20230258530
    Abstract: A testing device and method used on pressure relief valve while installed on an inland cargo barge to open the pressure relief valve and to determine its set lift pressure. Use of the testing device does not require the testing to be performed at a shipyard. The testing device includes a lift unit that mounts to the top of the valve's spring housing and engages the valve stem. Hydraulic pressure applied to pistons on the lift device moves the valve stem. Proper separation of plates on the lift unit indicates proper opening of the valve. The pressure reading for the applied hydraulic pressure is then correlated to the lift pressure set for the valve under test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2023
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Inventor: John Black
  • Publication number: 20230260623
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods for monitoring the performance of an individual during a fitness activity are disclosed. A method of monitoring the performance of a participant engaged in a fitness activity includes receiving a GPS signal during the fitness activity at a portable fitness device used by the participant; determining participant performance data based on the received GPS signal; at a stationary position beacon, transmitting location data associated with the location of the stationary position beacon; at a mobile participant receiver supported by the participant, receiving the location data from the stationary position beacon; and modifying the participant performance data based on the data received from the stationary position beacon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2023
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Inventors: Jon Harald WERNER, Christian DIBENEDETTO, Stephen John BLACK
  • Patent number: 11711118
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate to user equipment assisted multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) downlink configuration. Features are described for a user equipment determination of a desired transmission mode and/or active set of serving nodes for wireless communication service(s). The user equipment may submit a request for the desired mode and/or nodes to a network controller such as a baseband unit. The user equipment may subsequently receive a configuration for the requested wireless communication service(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: XCOM Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter John Black, Matthew Stuart Grob, Michael Mingxi Fan, Tamer Adel Kadous
  • Patent number: 11701183
    Abstract: A method and a system for image-guided intervention such as a percutaneous treatment or diagnosis of a patient may include at least one of a pre-registration method and a re-registration method. The pre-registration method is configured to permit for an efficient virtual representation of a planned trajectory to target tissue during the intervention, for example, as a holographic light ray shown through an augmented reality system. In turn, this allows the operator to align a physical instrument such as a medical probe for the intervention. The re-registration method is configured to adjust for inaccuracy in the virtual representation generated by the pre-registration method, as determined by live imaging of the patient during the intervention. The re-registration method may employ the use of intersectional contour lines to define the target tissue as viewed through the augmented reality system, which permits for an unobstructed view of the target tissue for the intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: MEDIVIEW XR, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Martin, III, Jeffrey H. Yanof, Karl West, Mina S. Fahim, John Black
  • Patent number: 11636939
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods for monitoring the performance of an individual during a fitness activity are disclosed. A method of monitoring the performance of a participant engaged in a fitness activity includes receiving a GPS signal during the fitness activity at a portable fitness device used by the participant; determining participant performance data based on the received GPS signal; at a stationary position beacon, transmitting location data associated with the location of the stationary position beacon; at a mobile participant receiver supported by the participant, receiving the location data from the stationary position beacon; and modifying the participant performance data based on the data received from the stationary position beacon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Jon Harald Werner, Christian DiBenedetto, Stephen John Black
  • Patent number: 11624700
    Abstract: One example provides a system for reading birefringent data. The system comprises one or more light sources, a first polarization state generator positioned to generate first polarized light from light of a first wavelength band output by the one or more light sources, a second polarization state generator positioned to generate second polarized light from light of a second wavelength band output by the one or light sources, an image sensor configured to acquire an image of the sample region via the first polarized light and the second polarized light, a polarization state analyzer disposed between the sample region and the image sensor, a first bandpass filter configured to pass light of the first wavelength band onto the image sensor, and a second bandpass filter configured to pass light of the second wavelength band onto the image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ariel Gomez Diaz, David Lara Saucedo, Peter Gyula Scholtz, Ioan Alexandru Stefanovici, Pashmina Jonathan Cameron, Govert Michael Verkes, Richard John Black, Timothy John Deegan, James Hilton Clegg, Antony Ian Taylor Rowstron
  • Patent number: 11602841
    Abstract: Systems and methods for remote operating and/or monitoring of a robot are disclosed. In some exemplary implementations, a robot can be communicatively coupled to a remote network. The remote network can send and receive signals with the robot. In some exemplary implementations, the remote network can receive sensor data from the robot, allowing the remote network to determine the context of the robot. In this way, the remote network can respond to assistance requests and also provide operating commands to the robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Brain Corporation
    Inventors: Cody Griffin, Roger Unwin, John Black
  • Publication number: 20230053467
    Abstract: A method of reading from a storage medium to recover a group of information sectors, each comprising a respective information payload. The medium stores redundancy data comprising a plurality of separate redundancy codes for the group, each code being a linear sum of terms, each term in the sum being the information payload from a different respective one of the information sectors in the group weighted by a respective coefficient of a set of coefficients for the redundancy code. The method comprises, after the redundancy data has already been stored on the medium: identifying a set of k? information sectors to be recovered; selecting k? of the redundancy codes; determining a square matrix E of the k? information sectors by the k? sets of coefficients of the selected codes; determining a matrix D being a matrix inverse of E; and recovering the k? information payloads from the inverse matrix D.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Publication date: February 23, 2023
    Inventors: Christos GKANTSIDIS, Antony Ian Taylor ROWSTRON, Andromachi CHATZIELEFTHERIOU, Richard John BLACK, Austin N. DONNELLY, István HALLER
  • Publication number: 20220404268
    Abstract: One example provides a system for reading birefringent data. The system comprises one or more light sources, a first polarization state generator positioned to generate first polarized light from light of a first wavelength band output by the one or more light sources, a second polarization state generator positioned to generate second polarized light from light of a second wavelength band output by the one or light sources, an image sensor configured to acquire an image of the sample region via the first polarized light and the second polarized light, a polarization state analyzer disposed between the sample region and the image sensor, a first bandpass filter configured to pass light of the first wavelength band onto the image sensor, and a second bandpass filter configured to pass light of the second wavelength band onto the image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ariel GOMEZ DIAZ, David LARA SAUCEDO, Peter Gyula SCHOLTZ, Ioan Alexandru STEFANOVICI, Pashmina Jonathan CAMERON, Govert Michael VERKES, Richard John BLACK, Timothy John DEEGAN, James Hilton CLEGG, Antony Ian Taylor ROWSTRON