Patents by Inventor Louis May

Louis May 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: 10901520
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software are disclosed herein that relate to user input combined from spatial gestures and voice. A combined user input allows users to interact more fluidly with their surroundings when, for example, taking pictures, recording video, or controlling remote services or devices. In various implementations, one or more components of a computing device identify an occurrence of a combined user input such as a spoken utterance and a spatial gesture made with the device at least partially coincident with the spoken utterance. The one or more components identify a content capture experience associated with the combined user input and invoke the content capture experience on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Seungmin Lee, Hauke Antony Gentzkow, Jonathan Reed Harris, Alice Shirong Ferng, Eddie Louis Mays, III, Lauren Diana Lo
  • Patent number: 10539522
    Abstract: A method for analysis of hydrocarbons in water, the method comprising the steps of: extracting the hydrocarbons from a water sample; introducing the extracted hydrocarbons to a solvent system; determining the relative concentrations of the hydrocarbons in the solvent system and at least one solvent in the solvent system by 1H NMR analysis, wherein the solvent system comprises at least one solvent with a 1H NMR signal distinguishable from a 1H NMR signal of the hydrocarbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignees: The University of Western Australia, Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Freemantle May, Michael Leslie Johns, Matthew Roshan Joseph Carroll, Einar Orn Fridjonsson, Paul Louis Stanwix, Brendan Francis Graham, Christopher John Kalli, Paul Steven Hofman
  • Patent number: 9827490
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention allow a touch screen device to operate as a gamepad for a video game running on a separate gaming device. Aspects of the present invention provide a virtual control interface through the touch screen that includes virtual game controls that perform the same function as a directional pad, buttons, triggers, and sticks found on a gamepad or other game controller. In one aspect, the virtual control interface provides an output that is substantially similar to an output generated by a gamepad able to interact with the gaming device. Substantially similar outputs allow a gaming device to respond to a functional control from a gamepad and an equivalent functional control from the virtual control interface the same way and without translation. Aspects of the present invention can provide different virtual control interfaces for different video game titles, different genres, and based on user customization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Eddie Louis Mays, III, John Raymond Justice, Krassimir Emilov Karamfilov, Roderick Michael Toll
  • Publication number: 20160089600
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention allow a touch screen device to operate as a gamepad for a video game running on a separate gaming device. Aspects of the present invention provide a virtual control interface through the touch screen that includes virtual game controls that perform the same function as a directional pad, buttons, triggers, and sticks found on a gamepad or other game controller. In one aspect, the virtual control interface provides an output that is substantially similar to an output generated by a gamepad able to interact with the gaming device. Substantially similar outputs allow a gaming device to respond to a functional control from a gamepad and an equivalent functional control from the virtual control interface the same way and without translation. Aspects of the present invention can provide different virtual control interfaces for different video game titles, different genres, and based on user customization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: EDDIE LOUIS MAYS, III, JOHN RAYMOND JUSTICE, KRASSIMIR EMILOV KARAMFILOV, RODERICK MICHAEL TOLL
  • Patent number: 9227141
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention allow a touch screen device to operate as a gamepad for a video game running on a separate gaming device. Aspects of the present invention provide a virtual control interface through the touch screen that includes virtual game controls that perform the same function as a directional pad, buttons, triggers, and sticks found on a gamepad or other game controller. In one aspect, the virtual control interface provides an output that is substantially similar to an output generated by a gamepad able to interact with the gaming device. Substantially similar outputs allow a gaming device to respond to a functional control from a gamepad and an equivalent functional control from the virtual control interface the same way and without translation. Aspects of the present invention can provide different virtual control interfaces for different video game titles, different genres, and based on user customization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Eddie Louis Mays, III, John Raymond Justice, Krassimir Emilov Karamfilov, Roderick Michael Toll
  • Publication number: 20150182856
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention allow a touch screen device to operate as a gamepad for a video game running on a separate gaming device. Aspects of the present invention provide a virtual control interface through the touch screen that includes virtual game controls that perform the same function as a directional pad, buttons, triggers, and sticks found on a gamepad or other game controller. In one aspect, the virtual control interface provides an output that is substantially similar to an output generated by a gamepad able to interact with the gaming device. Substantially similar outputs allow a gaming device to respond to a functional control from a gamepad and an equivalent functional control from the virtual control interface the same way and without translation. Aspects of the present invention can provide different virtual control interfaces for different video game titles, different genres, and based on user customization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: EDDIE LOUIS MAYS, III, JOHN RAYMOND JUSTICE, KRASSIMIR EMILOV KARAMFILOV, RODERICK MICHAEL TOLL
  • Patent number: 4037924
    Abstract: Marker devices are disclosed in the form of reflex reflectors or the like, for attachment to the spokes of bicycle wheels or the like. In several embodiments, the marker device includes a marker member having seat means for receiving one of the spokes, so that the marker member will be maintained in the desired orientation by the spoke. The marker member is preferably supplied with clamping means for clamping the seat means against the spoke. The length of the marker member is preferably at least twice the spacing between the adjacent spokes, so that the position of the marker member will be stabilized by engagement with the adjacent spokes on both sides of the spoke to which the marker member is secured. The seat means may comprise a groove, formed in the marker member, for receiving the spoke. The seat means may also comprise one or more wall elements on the marker member. In certain embodiments, the clamping means includes a clamping screw which is engageable with the spoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1975
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1977
    Assignee: Sate-lite Mfg. Co.
    Inventor: Louis May
  • Patent number: 3934541
    Abstract: The disclosed triangular folding reflective marker comprises a reflective base member and a pair of reflective side members which are pivotally connected to opposite ends of the base member and are swingable between folded positions, adjacent the base member, and inclined erected positions, in which the side members and the base member form an upright triangular reflective warning device, for use in warning motorists of the presence of a disabled automobile or other vehicle. Latching elements are provided to fasten the upper ends of the side members together in their erected positions. Such latching elements may comprise latching pins projecting laterally from flanges on the side members, such flanges being adapted to overlap. Portions of the flanges may be formed with latching slots adapted to receive the latching pin elements with a detent action. The side members may be formed with end elements which are adapted to project beyond the edges of the opposite side members when they are erected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1973
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1976
    Assignee: Sate-Life Mfg. Co.
    Inventors: Louis May, Edmund M. Idzik
  • Patent number: 3934542
    Abstract: A triagnular folding reflective flare is disclosed, of the type having a reflective lower member and two reflective side members which are connected together for relative movement between a triangular erected position and a folded position with the side members compactly folded relative to the lower member. A heavy base is movably connected to the lower member for movement between folded and unfolded positions. The base comprises a hollow member with a heavy material retained therein. The weight of the heavy material enhances the stability of the flare. The heavy material is preferably a highly economical material having considerable weight, such as concrete. However, the heavy material may comprise any suitable heavy aggregate mixed with any suitable binder, such as Portland cement, any other suitable mineral cement, an epoxy plastic or various other suitable plastic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1974
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1976
    Assignee: Sate-Lite, Mfg. Co.
    Inventors: Louis May, Edmund M. Idzik