Patents by Inventor Martin WATT

Martin WATT 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: 20170206696
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically animating a character based on an existing corpus of animation are described. The character may be from a previously produced feature animated film, and the data used for training may be the data used to animate the character in the film. A low-dimensional embedding for subsets of the existing animation corresponding to different semantic labels may be learned by mapping high-dimensional rig control parameters to a latent space. A particle model may be used to move within the latent space, thereby generating novel animations corresponding to the space's semantic label, such as a pose. Bridges may link a first pose of a first model within the latent space that is similar to a second pose of a second model of the space. Animations corresponding to transitions between semantic labels may be generated by creating animation paths that traverse a bridge from one model into another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: DreamWorks Animation LLC
    Inventors: Stephen BAILEY, Martin WATT, Bo MORGAN, James O'BRIEN
  • Patent number: 9135739
    Abstract: A system for performing graphics processing is disclosed. A dependency graph comprising interconnected nodes is accessed. Each node has output attributes and the dependency graph receives input attributes. A first list is accessed, which includes a dirty status for each dirty output attribute of the dependency graph. A second list is accessed, which associates one of the input attributes with output attributes that are affected by the one input attribute. A third list is accessed, which associates one of the output attributes with output attributes that affect the one output attribute. An evaluation request for a requested output attribute is received. A set of output attributes are selected for evaluation based on being specified in the first list as dirty and being specified in the third list as associated with the requested output attribute. The set of output attributes are evaluated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: DreamWorks Animation LLC
    Inventors: Martin Watt, Alexander P. Powell
  • Publication number: 20130194279
    Abstract: A system for performing graphics processing is disclosed. A dependency graph comprising interconnected nodes is accessed. Each node has output attributes and the dependency graph receives input attributes. A first list is accessed, which includes a dirty status for each dirty output attribute of the dependency graph. A second list is accessed, which associates one of the input attributes with output attributes that are affected by the one input attribute. A third list is accessed, which associates one of the output attributes with output attributes that affect the one output attribute. An evaluation request for a requested output attribute is received. A set of output attributes are selected for evaluation based on being specified in the first list as dirty and being specified in the third list as associated with the requested output attribute. The set of output attributes are evaluated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: DreamWorks Animation LLC
    Inventors: Martin WATT, Alexander P. Powell
  • Patent number: 6826253
    Abstract: An X-ray analysis apparatus for investigating material samples, comprising a device for automatic exchange of the samples (1), which comprises a sample table (2) with depositing positions (3) disposed in m lines, wherein the lines extend parallel to an x direction and m≧2, and comprising a gripping device (4) for precise removal of any desired sample (1) from a depositing position (3) and for transfer into a transfer and/or measuring position (5) and back to a depositing position (3), wherein the gripping device (4) can be displaced linearly parallel to the x direction, is characterized in that the sample table (2) can be moved linearly parallel to a y direction, extending at an angle &agr; to the x direction, and independently of the gripping device (4) for gripping samples (1) from different lines, wherein the sample table (2) is disposed parallel to the x-y plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Bruker AXS GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Geoffrey Holmes Greenbank, Andrew Martin Watts, Peter John Hardman, Karl-Eugen Mauser
  • Patent number: 6823041
    Abstract: An X-ray analysis apparatus for investigating material samples, comprising a device for automatic exchange of the samples (1), which comprises a gripping device (4) for precise removal of any desired sample (1) from a depositing position (3) and for transfer into a transfer and/or measuring position and back to a depositing position (3), wherein at least some of the samples are surrounded by a sample holder (13;13′) in the peripheral direction, is characterized in that the samples or containers containing the samples project past the sample holder in the vertical z direction perpendicular to the horizontal x-y plane and that the gripping device is disposed and structured on a side of the sample to surround parts of a sample or of a sample container which project past the sample holder in an operating position in the z direction and to grasp the sample holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Bruker AXS GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Geoffrey Holmes Greenbank, Andrew Martin Watts, Peter John Hardman, Karl-Eugen Mauser
  • Publication number: 20030048871
    Abstract: An X-ray analysis apparatus for investigating material samples, comprising a device for automatic exchange of the samples (1), which comprises a gripping device (4) for precise removal of any desired sample (1) from a depositing position (3) and for transfer into a transfer and/or measuring position and back to a depositing position (3), wherein at least some of the samples are surrounded by a sample holder (13;13′) in the peripheral direction, is characterized in that the samples or containers containing the samples project past the sample holder in the vertical z direction perpendicular to the horizontal x-y plane and that the gripping device is disposed and structured on a side of the sample to surround parts of a sample or of a sample container which project past the sample holder in an operating position in the z direction and to grasp the sample holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Applicant: Bruker AXS GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Geoffrey Holmes Greenbank, Andrew Martin Watts, Peter John Hardman, Karl-Eugen Mauser
  • Publication number: 20030048870
    Abstract: An X-ray analysis apparatus for investigating material samples, comprising a device for automatic exchange of the samples (1), which comprises a sample table (2) with depositing positions (3) disposed in m lines, wherein the lines extend parallel to an x direction and m≧2, and comprising a gripping device (4) for precise removal of any desired sample (1) from a depositing position (3) and for transfer into a transfer and/or measuring position (5) and back to a depositing position (3), wherein the gripping device (4) can be displaced linearly parallel to the x direction, is characterized in that the sample table (2) can be moved linearly parallel to a y direction, extending at an angle &agr; to the x direction, and independently of the gripping device (4) for gripping samples (1) from different lines, wherein the sample table (2) is disposed parallel to the x-y plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Publication date: March 13, 2003
    Applicant: Bruker AXS GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Geoffrey Holmes Greenbank, Andrew Martin Watts, Peter John Hardman, Karl-Eugen Mauser
  • Patent number: 6167833
    Abstract: A wear indicator is provided for a rotary drilling tool of the type which comprises a bit body having a leading surface for cutting, abrading or reaming a hole in a target substrate material such as a sub-surface formation, the wear indicator comprising or including one or more discrete areas of a visually distinct material to that from which the drilling tool is mainly composed, the visually distinct material being arranged or configured at or adjacent the surface of the bit such that progressive wear of the bit and hence the or each visually distinct discrete area provides a visual indication of surface wear of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2001
    Assignee: Camco International Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Bruce Caraway, Tony Martin Watts, Douglas Alan Patton, David Martin Nguyen