Patents by Inventor Oyvind Grotmol

Oyvind Grotmol 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: 10293483
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods for training and/or operating a robotic device to follow a trajectory. A robotic vehicle may utilize a camera and stores the sequence of images of a visual scene seen when following a trajectory during training in an ordered buffer. Motor commands associated with a given image may be stored. During autonomous operation, an acquired image may be compared with one or more images from the training buffer in order to determine the most likely match. An evaluation may be performed in order to determine if the image may correspond to a shifted (e.g., left/right) version of a stored image as previously observed. If the new image is shifted left, right turn command may be issued. If the new image is shifted right then left turn command may be issued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Brain Corporation
    Inventors: Oyvind Grotmol, Oleg Sinyavskiy
  • Publication number: 20190009408
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for training and operating of robotic devices. Robotic controller may comprise a plurality of predictor apparatus configured to generate motor control output. One predictor may be operable in accordance with a pre-configured process; another predictor may be operable in accordance with a learning process configured based on a teaching signal. An adaptive combiner component may be configured to determine a combined control output controller block may provide control output that may be combined with the predicted control output. The pre-programmed predictor may be configured to operate a robot to perform a task. Based on detection of a context, the controller may adaptively switch to use control output of the learning process to perform the given or another task. User feedback may be utilized during learning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Botond Szatmary, Oyvind Grotmol, Eugene Izhikevich, Oleg Sinyavskiy
  • Patent number: 10105841
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for training and operating of robotic devices. Robotic controller may comprise a plurality of predictor apparatus configured to generate motor control output. One predictor may be operable in accordance with a pre-configured process; another predictor may be operable in accordance with a learning process configured based on a teaching signal. An adaptive combiner component may be configured to determine a combined control output controller block may provide control output that may be combined with the predicted control output. The pre-programmed predictor may be configured to operate a robot to perform a task. Based on detection of a context, the controller may adaptively switch to use control output of the learning process to perform the given or another task. User feedback may be utilized during learning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Brain Corporation
    Inventors: Botond Szatmary, Oyvind Grotmol, Eugene Izhikevich, Oleg Sinyavskiy
  • Publication number: 20180290298
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods for training and/or operating a robotic device to follow a trajectory. A robotic vehicle may utilize a camera and stores the sequence of images of a visual scene seen when following a trajectory during training in an ordered buffer. Motor commands associated with a given image may be stored. During autonomous operation, an acquired image may be compared with one or more images from the training buffer in order to determine the most likely match. An evaluation may be performed in order to determine if the image may correspond to a shifted (e.g., left/right) version of a stored image as previously observed. If the new image is shifted left, right turn command may be issued. If the new image is shifted right then left turn command may be issued.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Oyvind Grotmol, Oleg Sinyavskiy
  • Patent number: 9902062
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods for training and/or operating a robotic device to follow a trajectory. A robotic vehicle may utilize a camera and stores the sequence of images of a visual scene seen when following a trajectory during training in an ordered buffer. Motor commands associated with a given image may be stored. During autonomous operation, an acquired image may be compared with one or more images from the training buffer in order to determine the most likely match. An evaluation may be performed in order to determine if the image may correspond to a shifted (e.g., left/right) version of a stored image as previously observed. If the new image is shifted left, right turn command may be issued. If the new image is shifted right then left turn command may be issued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Brain Corporation
    Inventors: Oyvind Grotmol, Oleg Sinyavskiy
  • Publication number: 20170326726
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods for training and/or operating a robotic device to follow a trajectory. A robotic vehicle may utilize a camera and stores the sequence of images of a visual scene seen when following a trajectory during training in an ordered buffer. Motor commands associated with a given image may be stored. During autonomous operation, an acquired image may be compared with one or more images from the training buffer in order to determine the most likely match. An evaluation may be performed in order to determine if the image may correspond to a shifted (e.g., left/right) version of a stored image as previously observed. If the new image is shifted left, right turn command may be issued. If the new image is shifted right then left turn command may be issued.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Oyvind Grotmol, Oleg Sinyavskiy
  • Patent number: 9604359
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods for training and/or operating a robotic device to follow a trajectory. A robotic vehicle may utilize a camera and stores the sequence of images of a visual scene seen when following a trajectory during training in an ordered buffer. Motor commands associated with a given image may be stored. During autonomous operation, an acquired image may be compared with one or more images from the training buffer in order to determine the most likely match. An evaluation may be performed in order to determine if the image may correspond to a shifted (e.g., left/right) version of a stored image as previously observed. If the new image is shifted left, right turn command may be issued. If the new image is shifted right then left turn command may be issued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Brain Corporation
    Inventors: Oyvind Grotmol, Oleg Sinyavskiy
  • Patent number: 7180433
    Abstract: In a system and method for multi-byte data compression and decompression, previously received data bytes of uncompressed data are stored. The stored previously received data bytes are compared to currently received data bytes to determine whether at least one or more of the data bytes match at least one or more of the stored data bytes. An address of matching stored data bytes is generated. In data compression, a tree module is used for the storing, comparing and generation of addresses. An optimized operation order with parallel distribution of control and data signals, and a central control word register are used to obtain high speed compression. In data compression, a memory system is provided comprising a first RAM which stores even history buffer positions and a second RAM which stores odd history buffer positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Tandberg Storage ASA
    Inventor: √ėyvind Grotmol