Patents by Inventor Philip L. Swan

Philip L. Swan 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: 20210296943
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of apparatuses and methods for optimizing pairing of a wireless power transmission system (WPTS) with a wireless power receiver client (WPRC) in a localized system. A current WPTS-WPRC pairing and at least one alternate WPTS-WPRC pairing are assessed and the WPTS-WPRC pairing is updated based on associated pairing quality metrics. In this way, a system of many WPTSs and WPRCs will approach an Epsilon equilibrium such that no WPRC would be significantly better served by being paired with a different WPTS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: OSSIA INC.
    Inventors: Philip L. SWAN, Hatem I. ZEINE
  • Patent number: 11031827
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of apparatuses and methods for optimizing pairing of a wireless power transmission system (WPTS) with a wireless power receiver client (WPRC) in a localized system. A current WPTS-WPRC pairing and at least one alternate WPTS-WPRC pairing are assessed and the WPTS-WPRC pairing is updated based on associated pairing quality metrics. In this way, a system of many WPTSs and WPRCs will approach an Epsilon equilibrium such that no WPRC would be significantly better served by being paired with a different WPTS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: OSSIA INC.
    Inventors: Philip L. Swan, Hatem I. Zeine
  • Patent number: 10778043
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of apparatuses and methods a wireless power transmission system (WPTS) receiving encoded beacon information from a wireless power receiver client (WPRC) and transmitting focused, directional wireless power to the WPRC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: OSSIA INC.
    Inventors: Philip L. Swan, Dale D. Mayes, Hatem I. Zeine, Douglas Wayne Williams
  • Patent number: 10756560
    Abstract: Modification of a state of a wireless power receiving device is disclosed. The modification of the state can be based on anticipated delay in a communication session. In an aspect, this can include a delay related to authenticating the wireless power receiving device to a wireless power transmission system or component thereof. In an aspect, this can provide for better control over which wireless power receiving devices have wireless power directed at them, which can be related to safety, reliability, subscription level, or other best practices. In some embodiments, wireless power receiving devices can receive a first level of wireless power in a current state, in a modified state, etc., while a second level of power can be directed to the wireless power receiving device upon a rule related to anticipated delay being satisfied, e.g., upon authentication, upon expiration of a sleep timer, determined subscription status, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: OSSIA INC.
    Inventor: Philip L. Swan
  • Publication number: 20200235614
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of apparatuses and methods for optimizing pairing of a wireless power transmission system (WPTS) with a wireless power receiver client (WPRC) in a localized system. A current WPTS-WPRC pairing and at least one alternate WPTS-WPRC pairing are assessed and the WPTS-WPRC pairing is updated based on associated pairing quality metrics. In this way, a system of many WPTSs and WPRCs will approach an Epsilon equilibrium such that no WPRC would be significantly better served by being paired with a different WPTS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: Ossia Inc.
    Inventors: Philip L. SWAN, Hatem I. ZEINE
  • Publication number: 20200177031
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein comprise a distributed wireless power transmission system including a plurality of wireless power transmission systems (WPTSs) coordinating transmissions to create a virtual WPTS. The plurality of WPTS coordinate amongst each other to compensate for local phase shift differences between respective clock sources so that transmissions from the WPTSs constructively interfere at a wireless power receiver client (WPRC).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: OSSIA INC.
    Inventors: Hatem I. Zeine, Philip L. Swan
  • Patent number: 10659724
    Abstract: A method and apparatus adaptively creates a dropped frame rate converted frame from a plurality of source frames using at least one alternate support frame in lieu of a neighboring source frame, in response to corrupted picture identification information. Stated another way, a frame rate converter, in response to corrupted picture indication information, replaces at least one corrupted source frame with a temporally modified frame created from at least one alternate source frame. The corrupted picture identification information indicates that a source frame, or segment thereof, includes at least one corrupted or dropped source frame (or segment thereof).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Philip L. Swan, Stephen J. Orr
  • Publication number: 20190372400
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of apparatuses and methods a wireless power transmission system (WPTS) receiving encoded beacon information from a wireless power receiver client (WPRC) and transmitting focused, directional wireless power to the WPRC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Ossia Inc.
    Inventors: Philip L. Swan, Dale D. Mayes, Hatem I. Zeine, Douglas Wayne Williams
  • Publication number: 20190356177
    Abstract: An interface of a device facilitates a user in positioning, orienting or otherwise moving a wireless power receiver of the device (and/or the wireless power transmitter) to increase an amount, strength, efficiency, consistency, etc. with which power is received by the wireless power receiver from the wireless power transmitter. For instance, a device comprising a processor can obtain information indicating a motion applicable to the device to increase an amount of wireless power that a wireless power receiver is receiving from a power transmitter. A user interface of the device can then render the information such that when the device is moved according to the motion, the amount of wireless power that is being received by the device is thereby increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventor: Philip L. Swan
  • Publication number: 20190348853
    Abstract: Modification of a state of a wireless power receiving device is disclosed. The modification of the state can be based on anticipated delay in a communication session. In an aspect, this can include a delay related to authenticating the wireless power receiving device to a wireless power transmission system or component thereof. In an aspect, this can provide for better control over which wireless power receiving devices have wireless power directed at them, which can be related to safety, reliability, subscription level, or other best practices. In some embodiments, wireless power receiving devices can receive a first level of wireless power in a current state, in a modified state, etc., while a second level of power can be directed to the wireless power receiving device upon a rule related to anticipated delay being satisfied, e.g., upon authentication, upon expiration of a sleep timer, determined subscription status, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventor: Philip L. Swan
  • Publication number: 20190334387
    Abstract: Proximity based wireless power transmission modification is disclosed. A proximity of an object to a region of higher energy density associated with wireless transmission of power can be determined. Based on the proximity, wireless power transmission can be modified. Modification can include suspending transmission, initiating transmission, increasing transmission power, decreasing transmission power, or changing a distribution of transmitted energy of the region. The modification of the wireless power transmission can change, based on the proximity of the object to the region that is the target of the wireless power transmission, an amount of exposure to energy encountered by the object. A characteristic of the object can also be determined and employed in determining the modification of the wireless power transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventor: Philip L. Swan
  • Patent number: 8786598
    Abstract: Discloses herein are methods, apparatuses, and systems for preparing and displaying images in frame-sequential stereoscopic 3D. Frame-sequential stereoscopic display includes an alternating sequence of left- and right-perspective images for display. Disclosed methods include identifying pixels that modulate due to the alternating sequence of left- and right-perspective images of the frame-sequential stereoscopic display. The disclosed methods also include processing the pixels to reduce one or more residual images caused by the alternating sequence of left- and right-perspective images of the frame-sequential stereoscopic display. The disclosed methods may be implemented by a processing unit and the processing unit may be included in a system (such as, a computer or video-game console).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: ATI Technologies, ULC
    Inventor: Philip L. Swan
  • Patent number: 8731335
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for correcting a rotation of a video frame are described. According to a method, an amount of the rotation of the video frame with respect to a reference is determined. The rotation of the video frame is corrected based at least in part on the detected amount of the rotation of the video frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Yubao Zheng, Philip L. Swan
  • Publication number: 20130136379
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for correcting a rotation of a video frame are described. According to a method, an amount of the rotation of the video frame with respect to a reference is determined. The rotation of the video frame is corrected based at least in part on the detected amount of the rotation of the video frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Yubao Zheng, Philip L. Swan
  • Publication number: 20130050448
    Abstract: Circuitry for better integrating multiview-based 3D display technology with the human visual system includes logic that identifies an object of interest from a plurality of objects in a multiview-based 3D scene displayed on one or more displays and provides focus adjustment control data for eyewear to view the 3D scene based on perceived distance data corresponding to the identified at least one object of interest and the identified at least one object of interest. In one example, the circuitry includes logic that determines the perceived distance data corresponding to the at least one object of interest based on inter-object distance data indicating a horizontal offset between the at least one object of interest in a first scene view and the same at least one object of interest in a second scene view and display distance data indicating the distance between one or more display screens and a viewing position. Related methods are also set forth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventor: Philip L. Swan
  • Publication number: 20130050572
    Abstract: A method and apparatus adaptively creates a dropped frame rate converted frame from a plurality of source frames using at least one alternate support frame in lieu of neighboring source frame, in response to corrupted picture identification information. Stated another way, a frame rate converter, in response to corrupted picture indication information, replaces at least one corrupted source frame with a temporally modified frame created from at least one alternate source frame. The corrupted picture identification information indicates that a source frame, or segment thereof, includes at least one corrupted or dropped source frame (or segment thereof). Accordingly, although a source frame has been dropped or is corrupted, the frame rate converter does not base its output on a repeated frame or a corrupted frame output by a decoder and instead utilizes other non-neighboring source images as though they were neighboring frames, instead of using a repeated frame or corrupted frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: ATI TECHNOLOGIES ULC
    Inventors: Philip L. Swan, Stephen J. Orr
  • Publication number: 20130050414
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for navigating and selecting objects within a 3D video image by computing a depth coordinate based upon two-dimensional (2D) image information from left and right views of such objects. In accordance with preferred embodiments, commonly available computer navigation devices and input devices can be used to achieve such navigation and object selection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Pavel Siniavine, Jitesh Arora, Alexander Zorin, Gabor Sines, Xingping Cao, Philip L. Swan, Mohamed K. Cherif, Edward Callway
  • Publication number: 20130003870
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for accelerating the processing of image data are disclosed that are particularly useful in conducting graphical pattern searches. Embodiments of the invention conduct and implement comparative calculations of reference and search image pel data on a multi-pel comparative basis, particularly, sum of the absolute differences (SAD) based calculation comparisons.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicants: ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC., ATI TECHNOLOGIES ULC
    Inventors: Philip L. Swan, Christopher L. Spencer
  • Publication number: 20120127154
    Abstract: Discloses herein are methods, apparatuses, and systems for preparing and displaying images in frame-sequential stereoscopic 3D. Frame-sequential stereoscopic display includes an alternating sequence of left- and right-perspective images for display. Disclosed methods include identifying pixels that modulate due to the alternating sequence of left- and right-perspective images of the frame-sequential stereoscopic display. The disclosed methods also include processing the pixels to reduce one or more residual images caused by the alternating sequence of left- and right-perspective images of the frame-sequential stereoscopic display. The disclosed methods may be implemented by a processing unit and the processing unit may be included in a system (such as, a computer or video-game console).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventor: Philip L. SWAN
  • Patent number: 7812884
    Abstract: A de-interlacer includes recursive motion history map generating circuitry operative to determine a motion value associated with one or more pixels in interlaced fields based on pixel intensity information from at least two neighboring same polarity fields. The recursive motion history map generating circuitry generates a motion history map containing recursively generated motion history values for use in de-interlacing interlaced fields wherein the recursively generated motion history values are based, at least in part, on a decay function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Daniel W. Wong, Philip L. Swan, Daniel Doswald