Patents by Inventor Paul G. Allen

Paul G. Allen 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: 11146557
    Abstract: An augmented reality device engages in a mutual exchange of negotiated services with another device. The negotiation comprises a first exchange of respective zero-knowledge proofs, and second exchange of credentials followed by verification of the credentials by a trusted third party, and further exchanges of information comprising services provided by the augmented reality device to the other device, and vice versa. The services are used, in embodiments, to customize an augmented reality experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Vulcan Inc.
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Alan Caplan, Keith Rosema, Jeffrey Alex Kramer
  • Patent number: 10996831
    Abstract: An augmented reality device enables selection and interaction with multiple objects viewed in an augmented reality scene. A cursor is positioned proximate to a first object in response to a first gesture. A selected state of the first object is determined in response to a second gesture. A visual indication of the selected state of the first object is displayed by the augmented reality device. A second position for the cursor, proximate to a second object, is determined. A visual indication of the first object's selected state remains displayed after the cursor is moved to be proximate to the second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Vulcan Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Earl Simpkinson, Keith Rosema, Jeffrey Alex Kramer, Richard Ignacio Zaragoza, Paul G. Allen
  • Patent number: 10911450
    Abstract: An augmented reality device engages in a mutual exchange of negotiated services with another device with a signal determined to have exhibited an area transition effect. The augmented reality device identifies, from a plurality of signals in the ambient environment, a subset of signals that have exhibited the area transition effect. From among the subset, the device identifies a signal that is indicative of support for the negotiation protocol. The negotiation is conducted with a second device associated with the corresponding signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Vulcan Inc.
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Alan Caplan, Keith Rosema, Jeffrey Alex Kramer
  • Publication number: 20200214566
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for configuring and using displays, speakers, or other output devices positioned by an article of clothing or other such structure wearable by a healthcare recipient, for example, in a clinic or residential care facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Edward S. Boyden, Mahalaxmi Gita Bangera, W. Daniel Hillis, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K.Y. Jung, Eric C. Leuthardt, Dennis J. Rivet, Michael A. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20200042898
    Abstract: A system obtains preference information by observing interaction, on behalf of a user, with a first service. A machine learning model is trained, based on the preference information. The system stores configuration data for the machine learning model. When a second service is invoked, the system provides the configuration data based at least in part on determining that the first and second services share a common classification. The second service reconstitutes the machine learning model and adjusts the interaction based at least in part on predictions made using the reconstituted machine learning model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Ignacio Zaragoza, Richard Earl Simpkinson, Keith Rosema, Rusty A. Gerard, Shamyl Emrich Zakariya, Jeffrey Alex Kramer, Paul G. Allen
  • Publication number: 20200028849
    Abstract: An augmented reality device engages in a mutual exchange of negotiated services with another device. The negotiation comprises a first exchange of respective zero-knowledge proofs, and second exchange of credentials followed by verification of the credentials by a trusted third party, and further exchanges of information comprising services provided by the augmented reality device to the other device, and vice versa. The services are used, in embodiments, to customize an augmented reality experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Alan Caplan, Keith Rosema, Jeffrey Alex Kramer
  • Publication number: 20200026484
    Abstract: A first augmented reality device shares, with a second augmented reality device, a visualization of an object viewed by the respective devices in an augmented reality scene. The first augmented reality device receives property information, according to which the second augmented reality device is displaying the visualization. The first augmented reality device displays the visualization according to the property information, adjusted to account for differences in perspective between the first and second augmented reality devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Alan Caplan, Keith Rosema, Jeffrey Alex Kramer, Richard Earl Simpkinson
  • Publication number: 20200028945
    Abstract: An augmented reality device engages in a mutual exchange of negotiated services with another device with a signal determined to have exhibited an area transition effect. The augmented reality device identifies, from a plurality of signals in the ambient environment, a subset of signals that have exhibited the area transition effect. From among the subset, the device identifies a signal that is indicative of support for the negotiation protocol. The negotiation is conducted with a second device associated with the corresponding signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Alan Caplan, Keith Rosema, Jeffrey Alex Kramer
  • Publication number: 20200027427
    Abstract: An augmented reality system obtains sensor data depicting a first object in a scene. The identity of the first object is determined. The system estimates a size of the first object based on the determined identity. Based on the estimated size, the system estimates a scale of other objects depicted in the obtained sensor data. An augmented reality display is generated based at least in part on the size of a second object determined using the estimated scale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Alan Caplan, Keith Rosema, Jeffrey Alex Kramer, Richard Earl Simpkinson
  • Publication number: 20200026413
    Abstract: An augmented reality device enables selection and interaction with multiple objects viewed in an augmented reality scene. A cursor is positioned proximate to a first object in response to a first gesture. A selected state of the first object is determined in response to a second gesture. A visual indication of the selected state of the first object is displayed by the augmented reality device. A second position for the cursor, proximate to a second object, is determined. A visual indication of the first object's selected state remains displayed after the cursor is moved to be proximate to the second object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Richard Earl Simpkinson, Keith Rosema, Jeffrey Alex Kramer, Richard Ignacio Zaragoza, Paul G. Allen
  • Publication number: 20190377757
    Abstract: An augmented reality system associates a plurality of services with an augmented reality application that is executing on an augmented reality device. The system receives sensor data obtained by the augmented reality device, and causes the plurality of services to process the data. The system generates an event based on the processing of the received data by the services, and sends the event to the augmented reality device. The augmented reality device generates an augmented reality display based at least in part on the event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Earl Simpkinson, Richard Ignacio Zaragoza, Keith Rosema, Alan Caplan, Paul G. Allen
  • Publication number: 20190378334
    Abstract: An augmented reality system identifies a region of a scene observed by an augmented reality device. The region is associated with an application executing on the device. The system receives sensor data from the device and generates an event based on the sensor data. The system determines that the event is relevant to the application, and sends the event to the augmented reality device for processing by the application. The application generates a user interface element by specifying coordinates relative to the identified region. The coordinates are translated to a location in the scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Earl Simpkinson, Richard Ignacio Zaragoza, Keith Rosema, Alan Caplan, Paul G. Allen
  • Publication number: 20190379742
    Abstract: Information sharing is initiated between devices based on identification, by one or more of the devices, of a context in which the information is to be shared. Services to provide the shared information are identified based on a mutually agreed level of sensitivity for the information sharing. Information is shared between the devices via the services. Use of the services to share information is stopped in response to a change in context identified by one or more of the devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Earl Simpkinson, Richard Ignacio Zaragoza, Jeffrey Alex Kramer, Keith Rosema, Alan Caplan, Paul G. Allen
  • Patent number: 10390770
    Abstract: Medical overlay mirror methods and related systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190108741
    Abstract: A sensing and warning system includes a sensor configured to generate data regarding at least one of a user or an object, a warning device configured to be positioned on the user, and a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to receive the data from the sensor, determine a command based on the data, and transmit the command to the warning device prior to an impact between the user and the object. The warning device is configured to implement the command to provide a warning to the user in an attempt to (i) prevent the impact or (ii) reduce a magnitude of the impact between the user and the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Philip V. Bayly, David L. Brody, Alistair K. Chan, Jesse R. Cheatham, III, William D. Duncan, Richard G. Ellenbogen, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, Raul Radovitzky, Anthony V. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Nicholas W. Touran, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10181247
    Abstract: A system for predicting and warning of impacts includes a sensor located remote from a user and configured to acquire user data regarding motion of the user and object data regarding motion of the object; and a processing circuit configured to predict a potential impact between the user and the object based on the user data and the object data; and control operation of a user-wearable warning device to provide a warning output to the user in advance of a predicted time of the potential impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Philip V. Bayly, David Lozoff Brody, Alistair K. Chan, Jesse R. Cheatham, III, William David Duncan, Richard Glen Ellenbogen, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, Raul Radovitzky, Anthony Vinson Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Nicholas W. Touran, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10086251
    Abstract: A penalty allocation system includes a processing circuit configured to receive first data from a first player-worn sensor regarding a first player involved in an impact, receive second data from a second player-worn sensor regarding a second player involved in the impact, identify one of the first player and the second player as an at-fault player in connection with the impact based on the first data and the second data, and determine a penalty for the at-fault player based on the first data and the second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Philip V. Bayly, David L. Brody, Alistair K. Chan, Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Hon Wah Chin, Richard G. Ellenbogen, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, Raul Radovitzky, Anthony V. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Nicholas W. Touran, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20180200603
    Abstract: A penalty allocation system includes a first equipment, a second equipment, and a processing circuit. The first equipment is configured to be worn by a first player. The first equipment includes a signal-carrying material configured to carry a signal. The second equipment is configured to be worn by a second player. The second equipment includes a sensor configured to acquire signal data from the signal in response to the sensor of the second equipment directly engaging the signal-carrying material during an impact between the first equipment and the second equipment. The processing circuit is configured to determine at least one of a penalty and a reward for a recipient regarding the impact between the first player and the second player based on the signal data. The recipient includes at least one of the first player and the second player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Philip V. Bayly, David L. Brody, Alistair K. Chan, Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Hon Wah Chin, Richard G. Ellenbogen, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, Raul Radovitzky, Anthony V. Smith, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Clarence T. Tegreene, Nicholas W. Touran, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10017392
    Abstract: Methods and articles are provided for reducing the amount of water consumed by a plant over a period of time, sequestering CO2, and producing electricity, where each method includes providing the plant with a composition including at least about 0.1 (wt./wt. or vol./vol.) % CO2 and/or at least about 0.1 wt./wt. % of a composition that generates CO2. An apparatus is also disclosed for providing the plant with a composition including CO2 and/or a composition that generates CO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Kenneth G. Caldeira, Bran Ferren, William Gates, W. Daniel Hillis, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, John Latham, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Stephen H. Salter, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Thomas A. Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10015931
    Abstract: Methods and articles are provided for generating electricity from carbon-based photosynthate produced by a plant. The methods include providing the plant with a composition including CO2 and/or a composition that generates CO2, harvesting a carbon-based photosynthate from the plant, processing the carbon-based photosynthate to produce energy, and converting at least some of the energy into electricity. An apparatus for converting the carbon-based photosynthate into CO2 and heat, and an apparatus for converting the heat of combustion into electricity is also provided. An apparatus is also disclosed for providing the plant with a composition including CO2 and/or a composition that generates CO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, Kenneth G. Caldeira, Bran Ferren, William Gates, W. Daniel Hillis, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, John Latham, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Stephen H. Salter, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Thomas A. Weaver, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood