Patents by Inventor Kevin Langley

Kevin Langley 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: 10679038
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a computer-implemented method of determining temporal behaviour of an object, comprising receiving image data comprising data representing a plurality of images, at least some of the images comprising one or more cells, determining a plurality of characteristics of at least one feature in each of one or more of the plurality of images, determining a confidence value representing a confidence that one of the cells in a first one of the plurality of images corresponds to a feature in a second one of the plurality images, wherein the confidence value is based upon the characteristics of the feature in the second image and the characteristics of the cell, and identifying the cell in the second one of the plurality of images based upon the confidence value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: PHASE FOCUS LIMITED
    Inventors: Martin James Humphry, Kevin Langley, James Russell
  • Publication number: 20180357468
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a computer-implemented method of determining temporal behaviour of an object, comprising receiving image data comprising data representing a plurality of images, at least some of the images comprising one or more cells, determining a plurality of characteristics of at least one feature in each of one or more of the plurality of images, determining a confidence value representing a confidence that one of the cells in a first one of the plurality of images corresponds to a feature in a second one of the plurality images, wherein the confidence value is based upon the characteristics of the feature in the second image and the characteristics of the cell, and identifying the cell in the second one of the plurality of images based upon the confidence value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: PHASE FOCUS LIMITED
    Inventors: Martin James Humphry, Kevin Langley, James Russell
  • Patent number: 9784640
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method of determining one or more characteristics of a target object, comprising recording one or more diffraction patterns at a detector, wherein each diffraction pattern is formed by a target object scattering incident radiation, determining a phase map for at least a region of the target object based on the one or more diffraction patterns, and determining a refractive property of the target object based on the phase map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: PHASE FOCUS LIMITED
    Inventors: Martin James Humphry, Kevin Langley, James Russell, Andrew Michael Maiden
  • Patent number: 9395218
    Abstract: A pointer display with a first visible indication and a second visible indication, including a first pointer element, the first pointer element being rotatable around a first axis and comprising a first pointer arm and a first stem, the first stem extending in a first axis and the first pointer arm extending away from the first stem to facilitate the first visible indication; and a second pointer element, the second pointer element being rotatable around a second axis and comprising a second pointer arm and a second stem, the second stem extending a second axis and the second pointer arm extending away from the second stem to facilitate the second visible indication, and the first axis and the second axis being coincident with each other wherein the first pointer element and the second pointer element rotate around a common axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark James Arthur Baker, Dan Gullick, Kevin Langley Gallichan
  • Publication number: 20160138999
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method of determining one or more characteristics of a target object, comprising recording one or more diffraction patterns at a detector, wherein each diffraction pattern is formed by a target object scattering incident radiation, determining a phase map for at least a region of the target object based on the one or more diffraction patterns, and determining a refractive property of the target object based on the phase map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Martin James Humphry, Kevin Langley, James Russell, Andrew Michael Maiden
  • Patent number: 9274024
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method of determining one or more characteristics of a target object, comprising determining a first phase map for at least a region of a target object based on radiation directed toward the target object, determining one or more further phase maps for a sub-region of the region of the target object, determining a number of phase wraps for the sub-region based on a plurality of phase maps for the sub-region, and determining a characteristic of the region of the target object based on the number of phase wraps for sub-region and the first phase map. Embodiments of the invention also relate to a method of determining one or more characteristics of a target object, comprising determining a phase map for at least a region of a target object based on one or more diffraction patterns, determining a wavefront at a plane of the object based upon the phase map, and determining a refractive property of the object based on the wavefront.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: PHASE FOCUS LIMITED
    Inventors: Martin James Humphry, Kevin Langley, James Russell, Andrew Michael Maiden
  • Publication number: 20140368812
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a method of determining one or more characteristics of a target object, comprising determining a first phase map for at least a region of a target object based on radiation directed toward the target object, determining one or more further phase maps for a sub-region of the region of the target object, determining a number of phase wraps for the sub-region based on a plurality of phase maps for the sub-region, and determining a characteristic of the region of the target object based on the number of phase wraps for sub-region and the first phase map. Embodiments of the invention also relate to a method of determining one or more characteristics of a target object, comprising determining a phase map for at least a region of a target object based on one or more diffraction patterns, determining a wavefront at a plane of the object based upon the phase map, and determining a refractive property of the object based on the wavefront.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Martin James Humphry, Kevin Langley, James Russell, Andrew Michael Maiden
  • Publication number: 20140290562
    Abstract: A pointer display with a first visible indication and a second visible indication, including a first pointer element, the first pointer element being rotatable around a first axis and comprising a first pointer arm and a first stem, the first stem extending in a first axis and the first pointer arm extending away from the first stem to facilitate the first visible indication; and a second pointer element, the second pointer element being rotatable around a second axis and comprising a second pointer arm and a second stem, the second stem extending a second axis and the second pointer arm extending away from the second stem to facilitate the second visible indication, and the first axis and the second axis being coincident with each other wherein the first pointer element and the second pointer element rotate around a common axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Mark James Arthur Baker, Dan Gullick, Kevin Langley Gallichan
  • Publication number: 20090160677
    Abstract: A traffic announcement system for a motor vehicle utilizes a vehicular navigation system covering a geographical area, a receiver that receives traffic announcement signals, an in-vehicle audio system for presenting to a driver of the vehicle the received traffic announcements, and a controller linked to the navigation system and to the receiver. Via the controller the driver of the vehicle can selectively suppress the presentation of at least some traffic announcements. The controller includes a user input by which the driver identifies particular routes or localities within the geographical area covered by the navigation system for which traffic announcements are to be selectively suppressed. The controller then automatically suppresses the traffic announcements when the vehicle is on the identified routes or within the identified localities. The driver can also input selected time ranges when traffic announcements are to be suppressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Applicant: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Langley Gallichan, Dean Anthony Miles, Nick James Robberts
  • Patent number: 7095684
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical media system (40) for suppressing externally induced rattle of an optical media pickup. The system (40) comprises: an optical pickup (41) for reading from and/or writing to an optical storage medium (43), the optical pickup (41) having one or more sources of light (61), an objective lens (2), a focus and/or tracking actuator (1) for moving the lens (2) to focus and/or track the light on the optical medium (43) and mechanical limits to limit the focus and/or tracking movement of the lens (2); and an actuator controller (58) for controlling the actuator (1) and hence the focus and/or tracking position of the lens (2), characterised in that the actuator controller (58) actively controls the lens position when the optical pickup (41) is not being used with the optical medium (43).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Anthony Miles, Nick James Robberts, Kevin Langley Gallichan
  • Patent number: 6785531
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a modular communication system to be installed in a motor vehicle. The communication system in accordance with the teachings of the present invention includes a base unit and a removable unit. The base unit is provided with a cavity to insert the removable unit. The communication system is rendered inoperable when the removable unit is removed from the base unit. The removable unit is provided with two surfaces that perform different function. In particular when the removable unit is inserted into the base unit and the first surface is exposed then the communication system operates as a radio player. The removable unit is capable of being reversed such that second surface is exposed, then the communication system operates as a telephone unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Peter Lepley, Dean Anthony Miles, Kevin Langley Gallichan, Nicholas James Robberts
  • Publication number: 20020137541
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a modular communication system to be installed in a motor vehicle. The communication system in accordance with the teachings of the present invention includes a base unit and a removable unit. The base unit is provided with a cavity to insert the removable unit. The communication system is rendered inoperable when the removable unit is removed from the base unit. The removable unit is provided with two surfaces that perform different function. In particular when the removable unit is inserted into the base unit and the first surface is exposed then the communication system operates as a radio player. The removable unit is capable of being reversed such that second surface is exposed, then the communication system operates as a telephone unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2001
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Inventors: Geoffrey Peter Lepley, Dean Anthony Miles, Kevin Langley Gallichan, Nicholas James Robberts