Patents by Inventor John Cummings

John Cummings 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: 20210097775
    Abstract: Described are improved systems and methods for navigation and manipulation of interactable objects in a 3D mixed reality environment. Improved systems and methods are provided to implement physical manipulation for creation and placement of interactable objects, such as browser windows and wall hangings. A method includes receiving data indicating a selection of an interactable object contained within a first prism at the start of a user interaction. The method also includes receiving data indicating an end of the user interaction with the interactable object. The method further includes receiving data indicating a physical movement of the user corresponding to removing the interactable object from the first prism between the start and the end of the user interaction. Moreover, the method includes creating a second prism to contain the data associated with the interactable object at the end of the user interaction with the interactable object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Tim ZURMOEHLE, Andrea Isabel MONTOYA, Robert John Cummings MACDONALD, Sakina GROTH, Genevieve MAK
  • Publication number: 20200382105
    Abstract: A digital signal processor is designed to channelize an input signal, and includes a channelizer circuit and a plurality of tuning modules. The channelizer circuit is designed to receive an input signal having a first bandwidth and to channelize the input signal into a first set of channels each having a bandwidth smaller than the first bandwidth as a first output signal and to channelize the input signal into a second set of channels having a bandwidth smaller than the first bandwidth as a second output signal. The plurality of tuning modules are designed to receive one or more channels from the first output signal or the second output signal and to further downsample the one or more channels to a user-defined bandwidth at a user-defined center frequency. Each of the plurality of tuning modules include a plurality of FIR filter blocks and a memory having a plurality of FIR filter coefficients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley R. Alford, Jr., Nathan R. Broyer, Greg M. Fehling, Hock J. Lee, Jeffrey P. Woodward, John Cummings
  • Publication number: 20200265704
    Abstract: A method for detecting an assistance indicator in a physical consumable usage environment, wherein the method comprises the steps of: detecting an assistance indicator using an electronic control device associated with at least one physical consumable provisioning device; generating an alert based on detection of the assistance indicator; and communicating the alert to a registered device that is associated with the physical consumable provisioning device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventor: Stephen John Cummings
  • Publication number: 20200265529
    Abstract: A method for detecting abnormal usage of a physical consumable in a physical consumable usage environment (107), wherein the method comprises the steps of: monitoring detected usage data associated with the provision of at least one physical consumable in a physical consumable usage environment (107) using at least one physical consumable provisioning device (101, 103, 105) that is arranged to provide the physical consumable; and detecting abnormal usage of the physical consumable based on the monitoring of the detected usage data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2018
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventor: Stephen John Cummings
  • Patent number: 10586840
    Abstract: A TFT display screen device includes at least one active zone whose pixels are used for the display of an instrument cluster and the display of one or more warning or alarm), optionally icons inlaid in the instrument cluster. The screen also includes at least one dead zone not visible to the user. At least one dead zone is provided-with at least one light sensor and at least one control pixel which is activated when the single icon or at least one icon with which it is associated, is displayed in the active zone of the screen. The sensor is adapted to detect the activation of said at least one control pixel and to deliver a signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yahia Hammiche, John Cummings
  • Publication number: 20190385128
    Abstract: A maintenance management system is disclosed. The system includes a processing device, a plurality of components in communication with the processing device, each component having a location associated with the component and one or more sensors for capturing usage data associated with the component, and user devices in communication with the processing device. Usage data of components is communicated to the processing device. The processing device determines from the usage data whether any of the components requires maintenance. The location of each respective component requiring maintenance is communicated to at least one of the one or more user devices from the processing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventor: Stephen John CUMMINGS
  • Publication number: 20190289277
    Abstract: Interactive content is obtained, the interactive content including a stereoscopic equirectangular video frame. A UV coordinate screen space is generated. A first location of the UV coordinate screen space is computed. A second location of the UV coordinate screen space is computed. A point of the UV coordinate screen space to procedurally render is selected. Virtual spherical coordinates are computed using the point of the UV coordinate screen space to procedurally render. The virtual spherical coordinates are rotated using a rotation matrix. An equirectangular coordinate value within the video frame is determined using the rotated virtual spherical coordinates. The pixel values of the stereoscopic equirectangular video frame are identified using the equirectangular coordinate value. The pixel values are returned for the UV coordinate screen space, thereby causing a corresponding presentation on a physical screen of an interactive content player device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Secret Location Inc.
    Inventor: John Cumming
  • Publication number: 20190258365
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved systems and method for navigation and manipulation of browser windows in a 3D mixed reality environment. An improved approach is provided to view a user's windows, regardless of the current location for the user relative to one or more previously-opened windows. A method for displaying windows in a computing environment includes receiving an instruction to select multiple open windows. The method also includes retrieving information for the multiple open windows, where the multiple open windows are associated with different physical locations. The method further includes displaying a representation of the multiple open windows in a single user interface. Moreover, the method includes upon receiving a selection of a selected window of the multiple open windows, loading the selected window into a foreground of a field of view for a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Tim ZURMOEHLE, Andrea Isabel MONTOYA, Robert John Cummings MacDONALD, Sakina GROTH, Genevieve MAK
  • Patent number: 10313653
    Abstract: Interactive content is obtained, the interactive content including a stereoscopic equirectangular video frame. A UV coordinate screen space is generated. A first location of the UV coordinate screen space is computed. A second location of the UV coordinate screen space is computed. A point of the UV coordinate screen space to procedurally render is selected. Virtual spherical coordinates are computed using the point of the UV coordinate screen space to procedurally render. The virtual spherical coordinates are rotated using a rotation matrix. An equirectangular coordinate value within the video frame is determined using the rotated virtual spherical coordinates. The pixel values of the stereoscopic equirectangular video frame are identified using the equirectangular coordinate value. The pixel values are returned for the UV coordinate screen space, thereby causing a corresponding presentation on a physical screen of an interactive content player device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Secret Location Inc.
    Inventor: John Cumming
  • Publication number: 20190157366
    Abstract: A TFT display screen device includes at least one active zone whose pixels are used for the display of an instrument cluster and the display of one or more warning or alarm), optionally icons inlaid in the instrument cluster. The screen also includes at least one dead zone not visible to the user. At least one dead zone is provided-with at least one light sensor and at least one control pixel which is activated when the single icon or at least one icon with which it is associated, is displayed in the active zone of the screen. The sensor is adapted to detect the activation of said at least one control pixel and to deliver a signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yahia Hammiche, John Cummings
  • Publication number: 20190149794
    Abstract: Interactive content is obtained, the interactive content including a stereoscopic equirectangular video frame. A UV coordinate screen space is generated. A first location of the UV coordinate screen space is computed. A second location of the UV coordinate screen space is computed. A point of the UV coordinate screen space to procedurally render is selected. Virtual spherical coordinates are computed using the point of the UV coordinate screen space to procedurally render. The virtual spherical coordinates are rotated using a rotation matrix. An equirectangular coordinate value within the video frame is determined using the rotated virtual spherical coordinates. The pixel values of the stereoscopic equirectangular video frame are identified using the equirectangular coordinate value. The pixel values are returned for the UV coordinate screen space, thereby causing a corresponding presentation on a physical screen of an interactive content player device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Secret Location Inc.
    Inventor: John Cumming
  • Patent number: D858723
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Caroma Industries Limited
    Inventors: Stephen John Cummings, Vincent Kai Hong Ho
  • Patent number: D879138
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Zurmoehle, Andrea Isabel Montoya, William Adams, Gregory Minh Tran, Lorena Pazmino, Robert John Cummings MacDonald, James M. Powderly
  • Patent number: D891464
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Zurmoehle, Andrea Isabel Montoya, William Adams, Gregory Minh Tran, Lorena Pazmino, Robert John Cummings MacDonald, James M. Powderly
  • Patent number: D895675
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Zurmoehle, Andrea Isabel Montoya, William Adams, Gregory Minh Tran, Lorena Pazmino, Robert John Cummings MacDonald, James M. Powderly
  • Patent number: D896270
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Zurmoehle, Andrea Isabel Montoya, William Adams, Gregory Minh Tran, Lorena Pazmino, Robert John Cummings MacDonald, James M. Powderly
  • Patent number: D897369
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Zurmoehle, Andrea Isabel Montoya, William Adams, Gregory Minh Tran, Lorena Pazmino, Robert John Cummings MacDonald, James M. Powderly
  • Patent number: D905705
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Tim Zurmoehle, Andrea Isabel Montoya, William Adams, Gregory Minh Tran, Lorena Pazmino, Robert John Cummings MacDonald, James M. Powderly
  • Patent number: D913460
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Caroma Industries Limited
    Inventors: Stephen John Cummings, Vincent Kai Hong Ho
  • Patent number: D917541
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Zurmoehle, Andrea Isabel Montoya, William Adams, Gregory Minh Tran, Lorena Pazmino, Robert John Cummings MacDonald, James M. Powderly