Patents by Inventor John Kerr

John Kerr 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: 11511196
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for predictive preloading of game data are described. In some implementations, a method can include using a machine learning model of player data to predict which games (or game-related data assets) to begin preloading prior to a user making a game selection. Once the user makes a selection, any preloading not related to the selection can be terminated. Thus, during the time period when the user is viewing available game selections, a given number of selections can begin to be preloaded based on predictions from the machine learning model. The preloading can help reduce latency from game selection by the user to game start time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Roblox Corporation
    Inventor: John Kerr
  • Publication number: 20220282772
    Abstract: A gearbox comprising: an outer intermediate shaft carrying a first set of shaft gears; an inner intermediate shaft carrying a second set of shaft gears, the inner intermediate shaft running concentrically within the outer intermediate shaft; a first lay shaft carrying a first set of drive gears and an output gear positioned along the first lay shaft between two of the first set of drive gears, a second lay shaft carrying a second set of drive gears and an output gear positioned along the second lay shaft between two of the second set of drive gears, each drive gear being coupled to a respective shaft gear to together provide a plurality of gear ratios between the intermediate shafts and the output shaft; and an output shaft, each lay shaft being coupled to the output shaft by the respective output gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: John Henry Sutton, Michael Kerr
  • Publication number: 20220246514
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a chip scale package (CSP) comprising: a first set of CSP contact balls or bumps; a second set of CSP contact balls or bumps; and a channel routing region, the channel routing region being devoid of any CSP contact balls or bumps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Cirrus Logic International Semiconductor Ltd.
    Inventors: Craig MCADAM, Jonathan TAYLOR, Douglas MACFARLANE, John KERR, James MUNGER, John PAVELKA, Steven A. ATHERTON
  • Patent number: 11401999
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dual clutch transmission (11, 211, 411, 611), comprising a gear-change transmission (15, 215, 415, 615) for forming eight gear steps having two countershafts (29, 31, 229, 231, 429, 431, 629, 631, 829) and having a common output shaft (33, 233, 433, 633). Said dual clutch transmission is configured in such a way that all gear steps are designed as forward gears. Hereby, a double clutch (13, 213, 413,613) has two clutch packs (17, 19, 219, 417, 419, 617, 619) arranged on a central axis (23, 223, 423, 623) of the double clutch transmission. A drive input shaft (21, 221, 421, 621) of the dual clutch transmission is seated on the central axis (23, 223, 423, 623), on which drive gearwheels (41, 241, 441, 641; 43, 243, 443, 643; 45, 245, 445, 643; 47, 247, 447, 647; 49, 249, 449, 649; 51, 251, 451, 651) of the individual gear steps are seated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: McLaren Automotive Limited
    Inventors: John Henry Sutton, Michael Kerr
  • Patent number: 11371587
    Abstract: A gearbox comprising: an outer intermediate shaft carrying a first set of shaft gears; an inner intermediate shaft carrying a second set of shaft gears, the inner intermediate shaft running concentrically within the outer intermediate shaft; a first lay shaft carrying a first set of drive gears and an output gear positioned along the first lay shaft between two of the first set of drive gears, a second lay shaft carrying a second set of drive gears and an output gear positioned along the second lay shaft between two of the second set of drive gears, each drive gear being coupled to a respective shaft gear to together provide a plurality of gear ratios between the intermediate shafts and the output shaft; and an output shaft, each lay shaft being coupled to the output shaft by the respective output gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: McLaren Automotive Limited
    Inventors: John Henry Sutton, Michael Kerr
  • Publication number: 20220109655
    Abstract: Increasing security of a group of automated devices includes designating, by a processor, a host machine to provide a communication path for each of the group of automated devices and a communication-capable resource; limiting communication between each of the group of automated devices and a) any communication-capable resource other than the group of automated devices, or b) at least some members of the group of automated devices, to the communication path provided by the host machine; monitoring, by the host machine, at least a first communication characteristic or pattern related to any one of the group of automated devices; identifying, by the host machine, a communication-related anomaly in the monitored first communication characteristic or pattern; and providing, by the host machine, an alert when the communication-related anomaly is identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: Mark Wayne Morrow, Micah Joshua Arthur, Geoffrey John Kerr
  • Publication number: 20210299577
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for predictive preloading of game data are described. In some implementations, a method can include using a machine learning model of player data to predict which games (or game-related data assets) to begin preloading prior to a user making a game selection. Once the user makes a selection, any preloading not related to the selection can be terminated. Thus, during the time period when the user is viewing available game selections, a given number of selections can begin to be preloaded based on predictions from the machine learning model. The preloading can help reduce latency from game selection by the user to game start time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicant: Roblox Corporation
    Inventor: John KERR
  • Patent number: 11033824
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for predictive preloading of game data are described. In some implementations, a method can include using a machine learning model of player cohort behavior to predict which games (or game-related data assets) to begin preloading prior to a user making a game selection. Once the user makes a selection, any preloading not related to the selection can be terminated. Thus, during the time period when the user is viewing available game selections, a given number of selections can begin to be preloaded based on predictions from the machine learning model. The preloading can help reduce latency from game selection by the user to game start time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Roblox Corporation
    Inventor: John Kerr
  • Publication number: 20200391118
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for predictive preloading of game data are described. In some implementations, a method can include using a machine learning model of player cohort behavior to predict which games (or game-related data assets) to begin preloading prior to a user making a game selection. Once the user makes a selection, any preloading not related to the selection can be terminated. Thus, during the time period when the user is viewing available game selections, a given number of selections can begin to be preloaded based on predictions from the machine learning model. The preloading can help reduce latency from game selection by the user to game start time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: Roblox Corporation
    Inventor: John Kerr
  • Patent number: 10666877
    Abstract: Methods and systems for synopsizing videos of an incident from multiple moving video cameras. One system includes an electronic processor configured to receive a first video from a first moving video camera, receive a second video from a second moving video camera, determine a first motion characteristic of the first video, and determine a second motion characteristic of the second video. The electronic processor is further configured to generate a comparison between the first motion characteristic and the second motion characteristic, modify the second video based on the comparison such that the second motion characteristic aligns with the first motion characteristic, and generate, after modifying the second video, a combined video including at least a portion of both the first video and the second video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Carmen Jia Yi Siau, Steven John Kerr
  • Publication number: 20200092495
    Abstract: Methods and systems for synopsizing videos of an incident from multiple moving video cameras. One system includes an electronic processor configured to receive a first video from a first moving video camera, receive a second video from a second moving video camera, determine a first motion characteristic of the first video, and determine a second motion characteristic of the second video. The electronic processor is further configured to generate a comparison between the first motion characteristic and the second motion characteristic, modify the second video based on the comparison such that the second motion characteristic aligns with the first motion characteristic, and generate, after modifying the second video, a combined video including at least a portion of both the first video and the second video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Carmen Jia Yi Siau, Steven John Kerr
  • Publication number: 20190313480
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for quickly forming a PAN is describe herein. During operation, a person (e.g., a public-safety officer) will be assigned a task or mission that is identified by an identifier (e.g., an incident identifier, or an incident type). A subset of available devices will be paired/associated to form a PAN based on the identified task or mission. In an alternate embodiment of the present invention the subset of available devices may be paired with an existing PAN based on the identified task or mission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: BING QIN LIM, CHONG HIN CHEE, YEE BING HONG, STEVEN JOHN KERR, SWEE HAK LAW, RM MUTHAIAH RAMANATHAN, LEE SUN OOI
  • Publication number: 20190174293
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for quickly forming a PAN is describe herein. During operation a device will detect that it has gone from a charging state to a non-charging state (i.e., a battery not being charged). Moving from a charging state to a non-charging state is utilized as a trigger to form or join a PAN. Thus, a PAN can quickly be formed at the beginning of an officer's shift, simply by removing devices from a charger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: STEVEN JOHN KERR, CHONG HIN CHEE, LEE SUN OOI
  • Publication number: 20180363073
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the removal of contaminants from a liquor, the process comprising: introducing a metal or ammonium hydroxide into the liquor; introducing the liquor into a reaction vessel; bubbling a carbon dioxide gas comprising at least 25% carbon dioxide through the liquor within the reaction vessel; and separating the precipitate formed by the carbonation of the metal hydroxide from the liquor, the precipitate comprising at least some of the contaminants from the liquor; wherein, on average, the liquor is resident within the reaction vessel for a period of no more than about 60 minutes. The invention also relates to a process for the removal of contaminants from a liquor, the process comprising: introducing a metal or ammonium hydroxide into the liquor and bubbling a carbon dioxide gas comprising at least 25% carbon dioxide through the liquor to fom1 a precipitate by carbonation in a period of no more than about 60 minutes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: John Kerr, Anthony Baiada, Robert Jansen, Matthew Shue, Gordon Walker
  • Patent number: 9982315
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the removal of contaminants from a liquor, the process comprising: introducing a metal or ammonium hydroxide into the liquor; introducing the liquor into a reaction vessel; bubbling a carbon dioxide gas comprising at least 25% carbon dioxide through the liquor within the reaction vessel; and separating the precipitate formed by the carbonatation of the metal hydroxide from the liquor, the precipitate comprising at least some of the contaminants from the liquor; wherein, on average, the liquor is resident within the reaction vessel for a period of no more than about 60 minutes. The invention also relates to a process for the removal of contaminants from a liquor, the process comprising: introducing a metal or ammonium hydroxide into the liquor and bubbling a carbon dioxide gas comprising at least 25% carbon dioxide through the liquor to form a precipitate by carbonatation in a period of no more than about 60 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: T&L SUGARS LIMITED
    Inventors: John Kerr, Anthony Baiada, Robert Jansen, Matthew Shue, Gordon Walker
  • Patent number: 9976193
    Abstract: A process for the removal of contaminants from a liquor, including two or more of carbonatation, phosphatation and sulphitation of the liquor to form a precipitate having at least some of the contaminants from the liquor, and separating the precipitate from the liquor. The processes may be included in sugar refining or water decontamination processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: T&L SUGARS LIMITED
    Inventors: John Kerr, Anthony Baiada
  • Patent number: 9868311
    Abstract: A dynamic and adaptive control system for printing cases for and individual packages of consumer products. The system prints one or more checkmarks at a predetermined frequency. As the quality parameters of the checkmark[s] drift from the target criteria towards unacceptable range[s] sampling frequency is autonomously increased proportionately. This system enables one to monitor and act upon a greater range of process parameters than conventional systems, as different checkmarks may be printed in limited space therefor on different packages. This arrangement also reduces unacceptable production, by sampling each case/package if necessary, notifying the operator when corrective action is needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Johann Dugge, Geoffrey John Kerr
  • Patent number: D831600
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mohd Wardi Iswali Aihsan, Steven John Kerr, Ban Hin Ooi
  • Patent number: D833737
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Lee Sun Ooi, LanTing Garra, Steven John Kerr, Michael J. Page, Ying Hooi Tan
  • Patent number: D851615
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Soon Hin Lee, Lee Sun Ooi, Ryan M. Nilsen, Steven John Kerr, Mohd Wardi Iswali Aihsan, Chee Kit Chan