Patents by Inventor Rahul Nair

Rahul Nair 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: 11907420
    Abstract: One or more techniques for managing virtual objects between one or more displays are described. In accordance with some embodiments, exemplary techniques for displaying a virtual object are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Devin W. Chalmers, Gregory L. Lutter, Jonathan C. Moisant-Thompson, Rahul Nair
  • Publication number: 20240056563
    Abstract: To blur the physical environment viewable through a transparent display, a system may capture images of the physical environment using a camera, warp the images of the physical environment from the perspective of the camera to the perspective of a user's eye, and display a blurred version of the warped images. The transparent display overlays a blurred version of the physical environment over the physical environment such that the physical environment appears blurred. This type of blur effect may be applied across the entire physical environment that is viewable through the transparent display or across only a subset of the physical environment that is viewable through the transparent display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Inventors: Rahul Nair, Giancarlo Yerkes
  • Publication number: 20240022564
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods for biometric authentication during voice data transfers. A user may initiate voice communications with a service provider endpoint that provides automated services to the user through the voice or audio communications, such as an interactive voice response (IVR) system where a user may navigate menus through audio commands. The user may by required to authenticate their identity during the phone call or other voice data transfer, which may be done by entering a biometric, such as a fingerprint. The biometric may be converted to biometric feature data and provided to one or more token service providers. The token service providers may provide one or more tokens for the biometric, which may be used as the authentication token. This token may then be transmitted to the IVR system through the user's endpoint using a dialer feature of the endpoint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventor: Rahul Nair
  • Patent number: 11875318
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, devices, and the like for processing a transaction. In one embodiment, a system is introduced that enables a communication between applications. The communication occurs through the use of one or more gestures that enable the request for information, funds, items for purchase and the like. In another embodiment, a system if introduced that enables a unified multi-marketplace communication. The communication includes the use of gestures for the transfer of information, funds, items for purchase, discounts, etc., using a unifying entity. The unifying entity can be a financial institution, payment provider, or the like that may be used to carry a transaction between applications allowing for a single checkout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Rahul Nair
  • Publication number: 20240004741
    Abstract: Systems and methods for smart cloud caching using edge computing and real-time customer journey insights are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system identifies a trend in communications received by a first edge cloud server, wherein each communication corresponds to a customer journey comprising user action steps performed in a client application. The system determines which user action steps cause API invocations to non-edge cloud servers and generates a sequence of API invocations in an order associated with the sequence of user action steps of the customer journey. The sequence of API invocations may be chained and/or bundled and stored in a cache for replication at edge cloud servers. The system may determine that the trend is pervasive in a geographical location based on satisfaction of a criteria, and replicate the cached sequence of API invocations at a cache of a second edge cloud server that services the geographical location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventor: Rahul Nair
  • Publication number: 20240005612
    Abstract: Various implementations disclosed herein include devices, systems, and methods that present virtual content based on detecting a reflective object and determining a three-dimensional (3D) position of the reflective object in a physical environment. For example, an example process may include obtaining sensor data (e.g., image, sound, motion, etc.) from a sensor of an electronic device in a physical environment that includes one or more objects. The method may further include detecting a reflective object amongst the one or more objects based on the sensor data. The method may further include determining a 3D position of the reflective object in the physical environment (e.g., where the plane of the mirror is located). The method may further include presenting virtual content in a view of the physical environment. The virtual content may be positioned at a 3D location based on the 3D position of the reflective object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: Yutaka Yokokawa, Devin W. Chalmers, Brian W. Temple, Rahul Nair, Thomas G. Salter
  • Patent number: 11861265
    Abstract: In an exemplary technique, speech input including one or more instructions is received. After the speech input has stopped, if it is determined that one or more visual characteristics indicate that further speech input is not expected, a response to the one or more instructions is provided. If it is determined that one or more visual characteristics indicate that further speech input is expected, a response to the one or more instructions is not provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rahul Nair, Golnaz Abdollahian, Avi Bar-Zeev, Niranjan Manjunath
  • Publication number: 20230419793
    Abstract: Various implementations disclosed herein include devices, systems, and methods for displaying a visual indication of audibility of an audible signal. In various implementations, a device includes a display, an audio sensor, a processor and a non-transitory memory. In various implementations, a method includes receiving, via the audio sensor, an audible signal and converting the audible signal to electronic signal data. In various implementations, the method includes obtaining environmental data that indicates audio response characteristics of a physical environment in which the device is located. In various implementations, the method includes displaying, on the display, an indicator that indicates a distance from a source of the audible signal at which the audible signal is audible. In some implementations, the distance is based on an amplitude associated with the electronic signal data and the audio response characteristics of the physical environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2023
    Publication date: December 28, 2023
    Inventors: Devin William Chalmers, Dhruv Aditya Govil, Rahul Nair
  • Patent number: 11855939
    Abstract: A computer system analyzes an input in a chat window of a first device, wherein the chat window corresponds to a first chat session with a user of a second device and a second chat session with a user of a third device. The computer system determines, based on the analyzing the input, whether the input corresponds to an information associated with the first chat session and an information associated with the second chat session. Based on determining that the input corresponds to the information associated with the first chat session and the information associated with the second chat session, the computer system transmits the input to the second device and the third device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Rahul Nair
  • Publication number: 20230394298
    Abstract: A system may include a memory and a processor in communication with the memory. The processor may be configured to perform operations. The operations may include procuring a model and obtaining hyperparameters for watermarking the model. The operations may include embedding a watermark in the model using the hyperparameters to achieve a watermarked model and delivering the watermarked model and a watermark verification mechanism to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Inventors: Ambrish Rawat, Killian Levacher, Beat Buesser, Rahul Nair
  • Publication number: 20230386093
    Abstract: A method is performed at an electronic device with one or more processors, a non-transitory memory, and a display. The method includes, while displaying, on the display, the computer-generated content according to a first locked mode, determining that the electronic device changes from a first distance to a physical surface to a second distance from the physical surface. The method includes, in accordance with a determination that the second distance satisfies a locked mode change criterion, changing display of the computer-generated content from the first locked mode to a second locked mode. The method includes, in accordance with a determination that the second distance does not satisfy the locked mode change criterion, maintaining display of the computer-generated content according to the first locked mode. Examples of the locked mode change criterion include an occlusion criterion and a remoteness criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Gregory Lutter, Bryce L. Schmidtchen, Rahul Nair
  • Patent number: 11822367
    Abstract: A method performed by an audio system comprising a headset. The method sends a playback signal containing user-desired audio content to drive a speaker of the headset that is being worn by a user, receives a microphone signal from a microphone that is arranged to capture sounds within an ambient environment in which the user is located, performs a speech detection algorithm upon the microphone signal to detect speech contained therein, in response to a detection of speech, determines that the user intends to engage in a conversation with a person who is located within the ambient environment, and, in response to determining that the user intends to engage in the conversation, adjusts the playback signal based on the user-desired audio content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher T. Eubank, Devin W. Chalmers, Kirill Kalinichev, Rahul Nair, Thomas G. Salter
  • Patent number: 11804113
    Abstract: Various implementations disclosed herein include devices, systems, and methods for displaying a visual indication of audibility of an audible signal. In various implementations, a device includes a display, an audio sensor, a processor and a non-transitory memory. In various implementations, a method includes receiving, via the audio sensor, an audible signal and converting the audible signal to electronic signal data. In various implementations, the method includes obtaining environmental data that indicates audio response characteristics of a physical environment in which the device is located. In various implementations, the method includes displaying, on the display, an indicator that indicates a distance from a source of the audible signal at which the audible signal is audible. In some implementations, the distance is based on an amplitude associated with the electronic signal data and the audio response characteristics of the physical environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Devin William Chalmers, Dhruv Aditya Govil, Rahul Nair
  • Publication number: 20230343028
    Abstract: In one implementation, a method for improving comfortability of virtual content during head roll motions includes: determining a scene roll origin value for an XR environment; detecting a head pose with pose roll value; when a difference between the scene roll origin value and the pose roll value is less than a first angular threshold, presenting virtual content within the XR environment in a first presentation mode, wherein the virtual content is presented with a first content roll value in the first presentation mode based the pose roll value; and when the difference between the scene roll origin value and the pose roll value is not less than the first angular threshold, presenting the virtual content within the XR environment in a second presentation mode, wherein the virtual content is presented with a second content roll value in the second presentation mode based on the scene roll origin value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2023
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Inventors: Rahul Nair, Devin W. Chalmers, Giancarlo Yerkes, Yutaka Yokokawa
  • Patent number: 11800059
    Abstract: An electronic device is described. In some embodiments, the electronic device includes instructions for: while presenting an extended reality environment, receiving, by the first electronic device, a request to present a virtual representation of a remote participant of a communication session, where the first electronic device is connected to the communication session; obtaining a capability of the remote participant of the communication session; and in response to receiving the request to present the virtual representation of the remote participant of the communication session, presenting the virtual representation of the remote participant of the communication session based on the obtained capability of the remote participant of the communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Devin W. Chalmers, Jae Hwang Lee, Rahul Nair, Ioana Negoita
  • Publication number: 20230334765
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, exemplary processes for changing (e.g., non-linearly) the size of a virtual object are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Inventors: Rahul NAIR, Gregory L. LUTTER
  • Publication number: 20230334241
    Abstract: Learning and correcting errors in text input fields to an artificial intelligence (AI) system includes receiving, by the AI system from a target system, an input text. The AI system executes a text processing operation on the input text by applying at least one transformer from a library of transformers to the input text to generate transformed text. At least one proposed correction to the input text is output by the AI system based on an analysis of the transformed text. Feedback data, associated with the at least one proposed correction, is then received from a user of the target system to iteratively learn, by the AI system, which of the transformers need be applied on future input text to accurately generate future proposed corrections on the future input text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Elizabeth DALY, Oznur ALKAN, Anup KALIA, Jin XIAO, Bei CHEN, Rahul NAIR
  • Publication number: 20230332914
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for spatial audio navigation that may, for example, be implemented by mobile multipurpose devices. A spatial audio navigation system provides navigational information in audio form to direct users to target locations. The system uses directionality of audio played through a binaural audio device to provide navigational cues to the user. A current location, target location, and map information may be input to pathfinding algorithms to determine a real world path between the user’s current location and the target location. The system may then use directional audio played through a headset to guide the user on the path from the current location to the target location. The system may implement one or more of several different spatial audio navigation methods to direct a user when following a path using spatial audio-based cues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2023
    Publication date: October 19, 2023
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bruno M. Sommer, Avi Bar-Zeev, Frank Angermann, Stephen E. Pinto, Lilli Ing-Marie Jonsson, Rahul Nair
  • Publication number: 20230325140
    Abstract: In an exemplary process for interacting with user interface objects using an eye gaze, a placement point for a selected object is designated at a first position based on a gaze position. In response to a user input, the placement point is moved to a second position that is not based on the gaze position, and the object is placed at the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Avi BAR-ZEEV, Ryan S. BURGOYNE, Devin W. CHALMERS, Luis R. DELIZ CENTENO, Rahul NAIR, Timothy R. ORIOL, Alexis H. PALANGIE
  • Publication number: 20230316359
    Abstract: Intelligent classification for product pedigree identification are presented. A transaction agreement request may be received from a user. A revised transaction agreement request may be generated based on one or more user profiles, a multi-party entity feedback loop, one or more constraints relating to the transaction agreement request, and a transaction agreement fulfillment requirements of the entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rahul NAIR, Oznur ALKAN, Fearghal O'DONNCHA, Ambrish RAWAT