Patents by Inventor Peter Zatloukal

Peter Zatloukal 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: 20200184037
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a user request from a client device associated with a user, accessing an instructional file comprising one or more binary inference engines and one or more encrypted model data corresponding to the one or more binary inference engines, respectively, selecting a binary inference engine from the one or more binary inference engines in the accessed instructional file based on the user request, sending a validation request for a permission to execute the binary inference engine to a licensing server, receiving the permission from the licensing server, decrypting the encrypted model data corresponding to the binary inference engine by a decryption key, executing the binary inference engine based on the user request and the decrypted model data, and sending one or more execution results responsive to the execution of the binary inference engine to the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Peter Zatloukal, Matthew Weaver, Alexander Kirchhoff, Dmitry Belenko, Ali Farhadi, Mohammad Rastegari, Andrew Luke Chronister, Keith Patrick Wyss, Chenfan Sun
  • Publication number: 20200184044
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes by a computing device, detecting a sensory input, identifying, using a machine-learning model, one or more attributes associated with the machine-learning model, wherein the attributes are identified based on the sensory input in accordance with the model's training, and presenting the attributes as output. The identifying may be performed at least in part by an inference engine that interacts with the model. The sensory input may include an input image received from a camera, and the model may identify the attributes based on an input object in the input image in accordance with the model's training. The model may include a convolutional neural network trained using training data that associates training sensory input with the attributes. The training sensory input may include a training image of a training object, and the input object may be classified in the same class as the training object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventor: Peter Zatloukal
  • Publication number: 20200097689
    Abstract: A mobile communication device is equipped with hardware and/or software components to enable the device to output a data in a form of a radio frequency signal, emulating outputting of the data by either an active or a passive RFID transponder. The data may be a security key or an identifier. Emulation of an active RFID transponder includes facilitating selection of the data and instruction to output by a user. Emulation of a passive RFID transponder includes detecting for proximal presence of a RFID reader. Either case, provision of the data to the mobile communication device may include provision of associated signal attribute(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Peter Zatloukal, G. Eric Engstrom, Cindy M. Smith
  • Publication number: 20180167787
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for sending hotlinks to a device are provided. The device may be on a wireless network, a wired network, or directly coupled to the device sending the hot link. The hot link contains an associated action that is performed by the device receiving the hot link. The associated action may be performed when a user interface is activated or automatically when the hot link is received by the device. The action can be a broadcast action, Internet action, call action, download action, or upload action. The broadcast action instructs the device to tune to a particular broadcast in response to the selection of the user interface. The internet action instructs the device to access an Internet site in response to the selection of the user interface. The call action instructs the device to call a telephone number in response to the selection of use interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: G. Eric Engstrom, Peter Zatloukal, Tyrol Graham
  • Patent number: 9843907
    Abstract: The invention sends a hot link to a device. The device may be on a wireless network, a wired network, or directly coupled to the device sending the hot link. The hot link contains an associated action that is performed by the device receiving the hot link. The associated action may be performed when a user interface is activated or automatically when the hot link is received by the device. The action can be a broadcast action, Internet action, call action, download action, or upload action. The broadcast action instructs the device to tune to a particular broadcast in response to the selection of the user interface. The internet action instructs the device to access an Internet site in response to the selection of the user interface. The call action instructs the device to call a telephone number in response to the selection of use interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Varis Holdings LLC
    Inventors: G. Eric Engstrom, Peter Zatloukal, Tyrol Graham
  • Patent number: 9621699
    Abstract: A mobile client device, such as a wireless mobile or a palm sized personal digital assistant, is provided with at least a first and second audio resources and companion programming instructions/circuitry to generate various audio signals in a more context sensitive manner, while multi-media resources are being utilized. The instructions/circuitry cause the mobile client device to determine a first audio volume level at which the mobile client device is being utilized by a user for a first audio signal. Once the first audio volume level is determined, instructions/circuitry cause a second audio signal to be provided at a second audio volume level to the user. The second audio volume level being based at least in part on the first audio volume level initially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Varia Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Peter Zatloukal, G. Eric Engstrom
  • Patent number: 9585003
    Abstract: Various methods and apparatuses associated with the serving of data from a wireless mobile phone, including a wireless mobile phone, are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Varia Holdings LLC
    Inventors: G. Eric Engstrom, Peter Zatloukal, Guy David-Byron Shefner, Paul R. Nash
  • Patent number: 9471864
    Abstract: A depth imaging system comprises a depth camera input to receive a depth map representing an observed scene imaged by a depth camera, the depth map including a plurality of pixels and a depth value for each of the plurality of pixels. The depth imaging system further comprises a tag identification module to identify a 3D tag imaged by the depth camera and represented in the depth map, the 3D tag comprising one or more depth features, each of the one or more depth features comprising one or more characteristics recognizable by the depth camera. The depth imaging system further comprises a tag decoding module to translate the one or more depth features into machine-readable data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Zatloukal, Shane M. DeSeranno
  • Patent number: 9405947
    Abstract: A mobile communication device is equipped with hardware and/or software components to enable the device to output a data in a form of a radio frequency signal, emulating outputting of the data by either an active or a passive RFID transponder. The data may be a security key or an identifier. Emulation of an active RFID transponder includes facilitating selection of the data and instruction to output by a user. Emulation of a passive RFID transponder includes detecting for proximal presence of a RFID reader. Either case, provision of the data to the mobile communication device may include provision of associated signal attribute(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Varia Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Peter Zatloukal, G. Eric Engstrom, Cindy M. Smith
  • Patent number: 9030415
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for facilitating input of data to an electronic device using overlaid inputs is disclosed. A determination is made as to which of a plurality of terminating hand members is being used to activate a key. A first character value is assigned to an activation of the key, based at least upon the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Varia Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Majeed D. Salman, G. Eric Engstrom, Peter Zatloukal
  • Publication number: 20140364109
    Abstract: Various methods and apparatuses associated with the serving of data from a wireless mobile phone, including a wireless mobile phone, are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: G. Eric Engstrom, Peter Zatloukal, Guy David-Byron Shefner, Paul R. Nash
  • Publication number: 20140349709
    Abstract: A mobile client device, such as a wireless mobile or a palm sized personal digital assistant, is provided with at least a first and second audio resources and companion programming instructions/circuitry to generate various audio signals in a more context sensitive manner, while multi-media resources are being utilized. The instructions/circuitry cause the mobile client device to determine a first audio volume level at which the mobile client device is being utilized by a user for a first audio signal. Once the first audio volume level is determined, instructions/circuitry cause a second audio signal to be provided at a second audio volume level to the user. The second audio volume level being based at least in part on the first audio volume level initially.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Peter Zatloukal, G. Eric Engstrom
  • Patent number: 8843121
    Abstract: Various methods and apparatuses associated with the serving of data from a wireless mobile phone, including a wireless mobile phone, are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Varia Holdings LLC
    Inventors: G. Eric Engstrom, Peter Zatloukal, Guy David-Byron Shefner, Paul R. Nash
  • Patent number: 8838183
    Abstract: A mobile client device, such as a wireless mobile or a palm sized personal digital assistant, is provided with at least a first and second audio resources and companion programming instructions/circuitry to generate various audio signals in a more context sensitive manner, while multi-media resources are being utilized. The instructions/circuitry cause the mobile client device to determine a first audio volume level at which the mobile client device is being utilized by a user for a first audio signal. Once the first audio volume level is determined, instructions/circuitry cause a second audio signal to be provided at a second audio volume level to the user. The second audio volume level being based at least in part on the first audio volume level initially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Varia Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Peter Zatloukal, G. Eric Engstrom
  • Publication number: 20140229583
    Abstract: A method for distributing digital media content, including the use of a digital performance right key that is unique for a media content and a subscriber of the digital media content distribution service, and apparatuses configured to practice the method or portions thereof, are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Eric Engstrom, Peter Zatloukal
  • Publication number: 20140228006
    Abstract: The invention sends a hot link to a device. The device may be on a wireless network, a wired network, or directly coupled to the device sending the hot link. The hot link contains an associated action that is performed by the device receiving the hot link. The associated action may be performed when a user interface is activated or automatically when the hot link is received by the device. The action can be a broadcast action, Internet action, call action, download action, or upload action. The broadcast action instructs the device to tune to a particular broadcast in response to the selection of the user interface. The internet action instructs the device to access an Internet site in response to the selection of the user interface. The call action instructs the device to call a telephone number in response to the selection of use interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Varia Holdings LLC
    Inventors: G. Eric Engstrom, Peter Zatloukal, Tyrol Graham
  • Publication number: 20140167914
    Abstract: A mobile communication device is equipped with hardware and/or software components to enable the device to output a data in a form of a radio frequency signal, emulating outputting of the data by either an active or a passive RFID transponder. The data may be a security key or an identifier. Emulation of an active RFID transponder includes facilitating selection of the data and instruction to output by a user. Emulation of a passive RFID transponder includes detecting for proximal presence of a RFID reader. Either case, provision of the data to the mobile communication device may include provision of associated signal attribute(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Varia Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Peter Zatloukal, G. Eric Engstrom, Cindy M. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140162721
    Abstract: A mobile communication device is equipped with hardware and/or software components to enable the device to output a data in a form of a radio frequency signal, emulating outputting of the data by either an active or a passive RFID transponder. The data may be a security key or an identifier. Emulation of an active RFID transponder includes facilitating selection of the data and instruction to output by a user. Emulation of a passive RFID transponder includes detecting for proximal presence of a RFID reader. Either case, provision of the data to the mobile communication device may include provision of associated signal attribute(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Varia Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Peter Zatloukal, G. Eric Engstrom, Cindy M. Smith
  • Patent number: 8717298
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and articles for receiving one or more input factors associated with scrolling behavior of a user are described herein. Based on the received one or more input factors, at least one of (1) a tunable scrolling algorithm and (2) one or more non-linear scrolling algorithms of a plurality of non-linear scrolling algorithms may be selected for use in evaluating the scrolling behavior of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Varia Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Paul R. Nash, Peter Zatloukal
  • Patent number: 8713702
    Abstract: A method for distributing digital media content, including the use of a digital performance right key that is unique for a media content and a subscriber of the digital media content distribution service, and apparatuses configured to practice the method or portions thereof, are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: G. Eric Engstrom, Peter Zatloukal