Patents by Inventor Mehul Patel

Mehul Patel 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: 10440513
    Abstract: An inventory tracking system includes a plurality of emitters that each emit a wireless signal and are placed at known locations relative to a plurality of storage areas in a warehouse, including a first storage area for storage of a specified item. The system further includes a mobile device that travels with a material handler. The mobile device: receives a first wireless signal from a first emitter that is one of the plurality of emitters; calculates a first distance between the material handler and the first emitter based on the first wireless signal; determines that the material handler is located at a stocking location for the first storage area based on the first distance and the known location of the first emitter; and sends a notification indicating that the material handler is at the stocking location for the first storage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: INTERMEC, INC.
    Inventors: Erik Todeschini, Mehul Patel
  • Publication number: 20190302472
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed toward stabilizing an image projected by a projector in an environment including vibrations or other movements that displace the projected image. In one set of implementations, an image projected by a projector may be stabilized by using an image stabilization system that detects a displacement of the projector from an equilibrium position and controls an optical element of the projector to offset the displacement. In an additional set of implementations, an image projected by the projector may be stabilized by using an image stabilization system that measures a rate of displacement from equilibrium of an image projected by the projector to predict a displacement of the projector and counteract the predicted displacement. In another set of implementations, an image projected by a projector may be stabilized by precalculating a plurality of lookup tables that correct for displacements of the projected image during operation of the projector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. CHAPMAN, Joseph POPP, Joseph HAGER, Mehul PATEL
  • Publication number: 20190272666
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for a system of markers and methods of using the system of markers to provide a precise scene scale reference for captured aerial images. Each of the markers may include one or more pairs of aligned collimated light emitters, where each pair of light emitters is configured to emit two light beams that converge at a known distance from the marker. When two or more markers are used, the system of markers may be aligned in a unique physical orientation to form a shape of known dimensions (e.g., a line, a triangle, or square) that provides an accurate scene scale reference for captured images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. CHAPMAN, Mehul PATEL, Joseph POPP, Steven KOSAKURA
  • Publication number: 20190266650
    Abstract: A process generates a certificate of authenticity for a virtual item. Further, the process sends, with the processor, the certificate of authenticity to a decentralized network of computing devices such that two or more of the computing devices store the certificate of authenticity. The two or more of the computing devices receive, from a user device that provides a virtual reality experience in which a virtual item is purchased, a request for authentication of the certificate of authenticity. In addition, the two or more computing devices authenticate the certificate of authenticity based on one or more consistency criteria for the certificate of authenticity being met by the two or more computing devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Steven Chapman, Edwin Rosero, Mehul Patel, Joseph Popp, Calis Agyemang
  • Patent number: 10394336
    Abstract: A position within displayed digital content that a user is ocularly focused on (e.g., where within displayed content the user is looking) may be determined. Digital content comprising a visual indication of the position may be rendered. The visual indication of the position may be displayed on the same display that the user is looking at and/or a different display. In some embodiments, the position may be determined based on data generated by a sensor physically attached to the user. Additionally or alternatively, the position may be determined based on data generated by a stationary computing device comprising a sensor configured to track changes in ocular position of the user. In some embodiments the digital content may comprise digital images and/or video (e.g., broadcast content, on-demand content, images and/or video associated with a computer application, or the like).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Edward David Monnerat, Mehul Patel
  • Patent number: 10395116
    Abstract: A system for creating and/or dynamically updating indoor positioning maps includes an augmented reality (AR) device and a computing device communicatively coupled to the AR device. The AR device has a display for displaying AR content to a user that overlaps the AR device's perspective view of an environment. The AR device also has one or more depth sensors for gathering mapping data of physical objects in the environment. The computing device has a processor that is configured by software to create a three-dimensional (3D) indoor positioning map of the environment in a building based on the mapping data gathered by the AR device, and/or dynamically update the 3D indoor positioning map of the environment in the building based on the mapping data gathered by the AR device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Todeschini, Mehul Patel, Kent Norton
  • Publication number: 20190222952
    Abstract: There is provided a device for use in a system to play a content having an audio content, where the system has a plurality of speakers. The device includes a memory configured to store a software application, and a processor configured to execute the software application to obtain a position of a user with respect to each of the plurality of speakers, to play the content, play, during the playing of the content, the audio content using the plurality of speakers based on the position of the user with respect to each of the plurality of speakers, track the position of the user while delivering the audio content to the user via the plurality of speakers, and adjust the delivery of first audio content to the user via the plurality of speakers based on the tracked position of the user and the positions of the plurality of speakers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventor: Mehul Patel
  • Publication number: 20190192965
    Abstract: An air flow generator may be implemented on an augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR) controller or head-mounted display (HMD) through which an AR or VR experience is presented. Based on content upon which the AR or VR experience is based, air flow effects can be provided by the air flow generator. In particular, desired air flow effect parameters based on or obtained from the content, can be used to enhance the AR or VR experience through generating air flow directed at a user of the HMD. The air flow generated by the air flow generator can be further enhanced by the addition of liquid and/or scented additives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: STEVEN M. CHAPMAN, JAVIER SOTO, MEHUL PATEL, JOSEPH POPP, CALIS AGYEMANG
  • Publication number: 20190197781
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for generating improved AR content. An electronic device includes circuitry coupled to a memory storing instructions that, when executed, cause the circuitry to obtain frame data for a frame captured using a camera. The frame data includes a level of focus for one or more frame objects in the frame. The circuitry is caused to associate an augmented reality object with at least one of the one or more frame objects. The circuitry is caused to determine a fit factor between a level of focus of the augmented reality object and level of focus of the at least one of the frame objects associated with the augmented reality object. Additionally, the circuitry is caused to, if the fit factor does not satisfy a threshold, apply a decrease to the level of focus of the augmented reality object in order to generate an increased fit factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: MEHUL PATEL, STEVEN M. CHAPMAN, BENJAMIN F. HAVEY, JOSEPH POPP
  • Publication number: 20190180516
    Abstract: A user control apparatus has a laser emitter that emits a laser beam in a real-world environment. Further, the user control apparatus has an optical element that receives the laser beam and generates a plurality of laser beams such that a starting point and a plurality of endpoints, each corresponding to one of the plurality of laser beams, form a laser frustum. In addition, the user control apparatus has an image capture device that captures an image of a shape of the laser frustum based on a reflection of the plurality of laser beams from an object in the real-world environment so that a spatial position of the object in the real-world environment is determined for an augmented reality or virtual reality user experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Steven Chapman, Joseph Hager, Joseph Popp, Calis Agyemang, Mehul Patel
  • Patent number: 10303909
    Abstract: An add-on device for an image scanner for scanning barcodes is provided. The add-on device includes a housing mounted to the standard range lens front on an image scanner, and a lens holder. The lens holder has a first position for holding a first lens, a second position being an aperture, and a third position for holding a second lens. A high-density lens is mounted in the first position. An extended range lens is mounted in the third position. The lens holder is mounted in the housing and is transverse to the optical axis of the standard range lens of the image scanner. Further, the lens holder is movable within the housing in order to alternately position the high-density lens, the aperture, and the extended range lens to be in alignment with the optical axis of the standard range lens of the image scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Chen Feng, Tao Xian, Mehul Patel, Sean Philip Kearney, Paul Poloniewicz
  • Patent number: 10292002
    Abstract: There is provided a media device for use in a system including a plurality of speakers. The media device includes a memory configured to store a software application, and a processor. The processor is configured to execute the software application to transmit one or more audio calibration signals to the plurality of speakers for emission of sounds by the plurality of speakers in an environment, receive, from a user device, information relating to a detection of the one or more audio calibration signals detected by the user device, and analyze the information received from the user device to determine how the sounds travel in the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Mehul Patel
  • Publication number: 20190139281
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to presenting a more realistic augmented reality view on a video see-through display of a device by configuring the device such that the displayed image of the real world substantially matches what would be perceived by the user if the display were not present. This may be implemented by determining one or more of: a distance from the user's eyes to the display of the device, and an angular offset between the optical axis of a rear camera of the device and the user's visual field, and using the determined distance and/or angular offset to adjust the image that is displayed to the user. The image that is displayed to the user may be adjusted by optically or digitally zooming the rear camera of the device. It may also be adjusted by tilting the rear camera or by digitally translating the displayed video feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: STEVEN M. CHAPMAN, JOSEPH POPP, MEHUL PATEL, CALIS AGYEMANG
  • Patent number: 10255284
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating and outputting personalized content recommendations are provided. When it is determined that two or more users are in close proximity to each other, the two or more users' respective media content libraries may be compared. Commonalities or related aspects of the two or more users' respective media content libraries can be determined and leveraged to generated personalized content recommendations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehul Patel, Mark Arana, Tony R. Smith, Alexander C. Chen
  • Patent number: 10248555
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for managing an effective address table (EAT) in a multi-slice processor including receiving, from an instruction sequence unit, a next-to-complete instruction tag (ITAG); obtaining, from the EAT, a first ITAG from a tail-plus-one EAT row, wherein the EAT comprises a tail EAT row that precedes the tail-plus-one EAT row; determining, based on a comparison of the next-to-complete ITAG and the first ITAG, that the tail EAT row has completed; and retiring the tail EAT row based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Akash V. Giri, David S. Levitan, Mehul Patel, Albert J. Van Norstrand, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10241905
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for managing an effective address table (EAT) in a multi-slice processor including receiving, from an instruction sequence unit, a next-to-complete instruction tag (ITAG); obtaining, from the EAT, a first ITAG from a tail-plus-one EAT row, wherein the EAT comprises a tail EAT row that precedes the tail-plus-one EAT row; determining, based on a comparison of the next-to-complete ITAG and the first ITAG, that the tail EAT row has completed; and retiring the tail EAT row based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akash V. Giri, David S. Levitan, Mehul Patel, Albert J. Van Norstrand, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190077504
    Abstract: An apparatus such as a head-mounted display (HMD) may have a camera for capturing a visual scene for presentation via the HMD. A user of the apparatus may specify a pre-planned travel route for a vehicle within the visual scene via an augmented reality (AR) experience generated by the HMD. The pre-planned travel route may be overlaid on the visual scene in the AR experience so that the user can account for real-time environmental conditions determined through the AR experience. The pre-planned travel route may be transferred to the vehicle and used as autonomous travel instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: STEVEN CHAPMAN, JOSEPH POPP, CALIS AGYEMANG, MEHUL PATEL
  • Publication number: 20190064930
    Abstract: A position within displayed digital content that a user is ocularly focused on (e.g., where within displayed content the user is looking) may be determined. Digital content comprising a visual indication of the position may be rendered. The visual indication of the position may be displayed on the same display that the user is looking at and/or a different display. In some embodiments, the position may be determined based on data generated by a sensor physically attached to the user. Additionally or alternatively, the position may be determined based on data generated by a stationary computing device comprising a sensor configured to track changes in ocular position of the user. In some embodiments the digital content may comprise digital images and/or video (e.g., broadcast content, on-demand content, images and/or video associated with a computer application, or the like).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Edward David Monnerat, Mehul Patel
  • Publication number: 20190068668
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to generation of dynamic content interfaces based on device capabilities and user entitlements. Multiple devices associated with a user account may each request a content interface. Generation of the content interfaces may be based on capability information of the devices and a tier entitlement associated with the user account. A service included in both the content interfaces may be assigned a same virtual channel in each of the content interfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Mehul Patel, Edward David Monnerat, Andrew R. Young
  • Patent number: 10205907
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for providing co-deliver of primary and secondary content, including, video and video chat content. A first electronic device includes a transceiver that receives the secondary content from a second electronic device. The first electronic device also includes components capable of outputting aspects of the primary and secondary content in a synchronized fashion. Further, the first electronic device includes circuitry coupled to the transceiver and components, and the circuitry executes instructions in order to perform functions. One such function is to synchronize local primary content to be output by the components, with delivered primary content to be provided by the second electronic device. Another such function is to signal the components to output aspects of the local primary or the secondary content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehul Patel, Christopher S. Taylor