Patents by Inventor Michael Kean

Michael Kean 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: 20200334846
    Abstract: A volume of contents in a container of a work vehicle can be estimated in various examples. One example involves a system with a 3D sensor on a work vehicle, where the sensor captures images of a material in a container of the work vehicle. A processor device that is in communication with the 3D sensor determines a volume of the material in the container using the images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: John Hageman, Tarik Loukili, Michael Kean, Herman Herman, Halit Bener Suay
  • Patent number: 10733752
    Abstract: A volume of contents in a container of a work vehicle can be estimated in various examples. One example involves a system with a 3D sensor on a work vehicle, where the 3D sensor captures images of the contents in a container of the work vehicle. The system also includes a sensor for detecting an angle of the container. A processor device that is in communication with the 3D sensor and the sensor determines a volume of the contents in the container using the images and the angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: Deere & Company, Carnegie Mellon University
    Inventors: John Hageman, Tarik Loukili, Michael Kean, Herman Herman, Halit Bener Suay
  • Patent number: 10551478
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes accessing at least two determinations of the location of a mobile computing device, with each determined location having been determined without reference to explicit location information manually input by a user of the mobile computing device. At least one first determined location is compared with at least one second determined location, with comparisons being made between location determinations made based on different location determination input. A functionality associated with the mobile computing device is allowed if the first determined location corresponds to at least one of the second determined locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Erick Tseng, Yoon Kean Wong, Yael Maguire, Michael John McKenzie Toksvig
  • Patent number: 10425671
    Abstract: In particular embodiments, one or more computer systems of a social-networking system receive a first video stream from a content source, receive social content from a social graph of the social-networking system, and generate an overlay area comprising at least a portion of the social content. The social graph includes a plurality of nodes and edges connecting the nodes, the nodes comprising user nodes that are each associated with a particular user of the social-networking system. The one or more computer systems of the social-networking system determine a placement for the overlay area within the first video stream, generate a modified video stream using at least the first video stream and the overlay area, and provide the modified video stream for display on a display device. The overlay area is placed within the modified video stream according to the determined placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Ime Archibong, Colin Cameron Brennan Campbell, Robert Daniel, David Harry Garcia, Michael John McKenzie Toksvig, Erick Tseng, Patrick Underwood, Yoon Kean Wong
  • Publication number: 20190220933
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes, by one or more computing devices of an online social network, receiving, from a client system at a first location, an audio input from an unknown user, identifying a first user of the online social network who is proximate to the first location, identifying the unknown user as a second user of the online social network based on a comparison of the audio input to one or more voice recordings of one or more candidate users stored by the online social network, respectively, wherein each voice recording comprises audio data for auditory identification of a unique user of the online social network, and wherein each candidate user is within a threshold degree of separation of the first user within the online social network; and sending customized content to one or more of the first user or the second user based on their social-networking information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Nicholas Papakipos, Michael John McKenzie Toksvig, Erick Tseng, Yoon Kean Wong
  • Publication number: 20190026914
    Abstract: A volume of contents in a container of a work vehicle can be estimates. For example, a system can include a 3D sensor on a work vehicle. The 3D sensor can capture multiple images of contents in a container of the work vehicle. The system can also include a sensor for detecting an angle of the 3D sensor with respect to a position of the container for at least some of the images. A processor device can be in communication with the 3D sensor and the sensor. A memory device can include instructions executable by the processor device for causing the processor device to determine a volume of the contents in the container using the images and the angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: John Hageman, Tarik Loukili, Michael Kean, Herman Herman, Halit Bener Suay