Patents by Inventor Redwood Stephens

Redwood Stephens 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: 20180211395
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically changing the operation of a mobile device in response to a presence of information is described. In some examples, the system determines an information capture device is proximate to text, automatically changes operation of the capture device to a certain mode, captures the text, and performs an action associated with the captured text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Redwood Stephens, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Jesse Peterson, Mark Sanvitale, Michael J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10013766
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically changing the operation of a mobile device in response to a presence of information is described. In some examples, the system determines an information capture device is proximate to text, automatically changes operation of the capture device to a certain mode, captures the text, and performs an action associated with the captured text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Redwood Stephens, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Jesse Peterson, Mark Sanvitale, Michael J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20160035082
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically changing the operation of a mobile device in response to a presence of information is described. In some examples, the system determines an information capture device is proximate to text, automatically changes operation of the capture device to a certain mode, captures the text, and performs an action associated with the captured text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Redwood Stephens, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Jesse Peterson, Mark Sanvitale, Michael J. Smith
  • Patent number: 9113076
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically changing the operation of a mobile device in response to a presence of information is described. In some examples, the system determines an information capture device is proximate to text, automatically changes operation of the capture device to a certain mode, captures the text, and performs an action associated with the captured text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Redwood Stephens, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Jesse Peterson, Mark Sanvitale, Michael J. Smith
  • Patent number: 9075779
    Abstract: A hardware, firmware, and/or software facility (“facility”) for providing information relevant to rendered documents is described. In some embodiments, the facility identifies multiple versions of an electronic document corresponding to a rendered document captured by a capture device. The facility may then provide a person utilizing the capture device with various ways to interact with one or more versions of the electronic document. In some embodiments, the facility determines that use of a rendered document is restricted, such as by copyright, to some degree. The facility may then offer the person the option to obtain unrestricted use of the rendered document. If the person accepts, the person obtains the right to store captures of the rendered document. If the person declines, the facility automatically discards captures of the rendered document. In some embodiments, the facility may automatically purchase rights to restricted-use rendered documents based upon the person's predefined criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Redwood Stephens, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Jesse Peterson, Mark Sanvitale, Michael J. Smith
  • Patent number: 8990235
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically providing content associated with captured information is described. In some examples, the system receives input by a user, and automatically provides content or links to content associated with the input. In some examples, the system receives input via text entry or by capturing text from a rendered document, such as a printed document, an object, an audio stream, and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Redwood Stephens, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Jesse Peterson, Mark Sanvitale, Michael J. Smith, Christopher J. Daley-Watson
  • Publication number: 20140232889
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically changing the operation of a mobile device in response to a presence of information is described. In some examples, the system determines an information capture device is proximate to text, automatically changes operation of the capture device to a certain mode, captures the text, and performs an action associated with the captured text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Redwood Stephens, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Jesse Peterson, Mark Sanvitale, Michael J. Smith
  • Patent number: 8696772
    Abstract: Systems and methods for producing hydrogen gas with a fuel processing system that includes a hydrogen-producing region that produces hydrogen gas from a feed stream and a heating assembly that consumes a fuel stream to produce a heated exhaust stream for heating the hydrogen-producing region. In some embodiments, the heating assembly heats the hydrogen-producing region to at least a minimum hydrogen-producing temperature. In some embodiments, the rate at which an air stream is delivered to the heating assembly is controlled to selectively increase or decrease the temperature of the heated exhaust stream. In some embodiments, the feed stream and the fuel stream both contain a carbon-containing feedstock and at least 25 wt % water. In some embodiments, the feed and fuel streams have the same composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: DCNS SA
    Inventors: David J. Edlund, Darrell J. Elliott, Alan E. Hayes, William A. Pledger, Curtiss Renn, Redwood Stephens, R. Todd Studebaker
  • Patent number: 8638363
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically changing the operation of a mobile device in response to a presence of information is described. In some examples, the system determines an information capture device is proximate to text, automatically changes operation of the capture device to a certain mode, captures the text, and performs an action associated with the captured text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Redwood Stephens, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Jesse Peterson, Mark Sanvitale, Michael J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20130275849
    Abstract: A hardware, firmware, and/or software facility (“facility”) for providing information relevant to rendered documents is described. In some embodiments, the facility identifies multiple versions of an electronic document corresponding to a rendered document captured by a capture device. The facility may then provide a person utilizing the capture device with various ways to interact with one or more versions of the electronic document. In some embodiments, the facility determines that use of a rendered document is restricted, such as by copyright, to some degree. The facility may then offer the person the option to obtain unrestricted use of the rendered document. If the person accepts, the person obtains the right to store captures of the rendered document. If the person declines, the facility automatically discards captures of the rendered document. In some embodiments, the facility may automatically purchase rights to restricted-use rendered documents based upon the person's predefined criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Redwood Stephens, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Jesse Peterson, Mark Sanvitale, Michael J. Smith
  • Patent number: 8447066
    Abstract: A hardware, firmware, and/or software facility (“facility”) for providing information relevant to rendered documents is described. In some embodiments, the facility identifies multiple versions of an electronic document corresponding to a rendered document captured by a capture device. The facility may then provide a person utilizing the capture device with various ways to interact with one or more versions of the electronic document. In some embodiments, the facility determines that use of a rendered document is restricted, such as by copyright, to some degree. The facility may then offer the person the option to obtain unrestricted use of the rendered document. If the person accepts, the person obtains the right to store captures of the rendered document. If the person declines, the facility automatically discards captures of the rendered document. In some embodiments, the facility may automatically purchase rights to restricted-use rendered documents based upon the person's pre-defined criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Redwood Stephens, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Jesse Peterson, Mark Sanvitale, Michael J. Smith
  • Patent number: 8418055
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying a document based on a spectral analysis of the text of the document is described. In some examples, the system generates a document identifier for a rendered document based on assigning values to words in the rendered document, such as values associated with the frequency of use of the word by the rendered document, the absolute or relative position of the word in the rendered document, and so on. The system may use the document identifier to generate a group of documents having similar document identifiers, and choose a likely match from the group of documents based on predictive analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Redwood Stephens, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Jesse Peterson, Mark Sanvitale, Michael J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20120214463
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting that a driver of a vehicle is using a mobile device is described. In some examples, the system uses information identifying a rate of speed of a vehicle and information identifying a location of a mobile device, such as information extracted from images taken of the vehicle and/or distance measurements performed within the vehicle, to determine whether a driver is using a mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Michael J. Smith, D. Redwood Stephens
  • Publication number: 20110256491
    Abstract: Systems and methods for producing hydrogen gas with a fuel processing system that includes a hydrogen-producing region that produces hydrogen gas from a feed stream and a heating assembly that consumes a fuel stream to produce a heated exhaust stream for heating the hydrogen-producing region. In some embodiments, the heating assembly heats the hydrogen-producing region to at least a minimum hydrogen-producing temperature. In some embodiments, the rate at which an air stream is delivered to the heating assembly is controlled to selectively increase or decrease the temperature of the heated exhaust stream. In some embodiments, the feed stream and the fuel stream both contain a carbon-containing feedstock and at least 25 wt % water. In some embodiments, the feed and fuel streams have the same composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: IDATECH, LLC
    Inventors: David J. Edlund, Darrell J. Elliott, Alan E. Hayes, William A. Pledger, Curtiss Renn, Redwood Stephens, R. Todd Studebaker
  • Patent number: 7981172
    Abstract: Systems and methods for producing hydrogen gas with a fuel processing system that includes a hydrogen-producing region that produces hydrogen gas from a feed stream and a heating assembly that consumes a fuel stream to produce a heated exhaust stream for heating the hydrogen-producing region. In some embodiments, the heating assembly heats the hydrogen-producing region to at least a minimum hydrogen-producing temperature. In some embodiments, the rate at which an air stream is delivered to the heating assembly is controlled to selectively increase or decrease the temperature of the heated exhaust stream. In some embodiments, the feed stream and the fuel stream both contain a carbon-containing feedstock and at least 25 wt % water. In some embodiments, the feed and fuel streams have the same composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Idatech, LLC
    Inventors: David J. Edlund, Darrell J. Elliott, Alan E. Hayes, William A. Pledger, Curtiss Renn, Redwood Stephens, R. Todd Studebaker
  • Publication number: 20110145068
    Abstract: A system and method for associating rendered advertisements with digital content is described. In some examples, the system receives an image of a rendered advertisement, information associated with digital content, and information associating the rendered advertisement with the digital content via a web portal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Redwood Stephens, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Jesse Peterson, Mark Sanvitale, Micheal J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20110096174
    Abstract: A system and method for authorizing access to computing resources, access to services, software and so on, based on capturing information associated with a request is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Redwood Stephens, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Jesse Peterson, Mark Sanvitale, Michael J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20110043652
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically providing content associated with captured information is described. In some examples, the system receives input by a user, and automatically provides content or links to content associated with the input. In some examples, the system receives input via text entry or by capturing text from a rendered document, such as a printed document, an object, an audio stream, and so on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Redwood Stephens, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Jesse Peterson, Mark Sanvitale, Michael J. Smith, Christopher J. Daley-Watson
  • Publication number: 20110035656
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying a document based on a spectral analysis of the text of the document is described. In some examples, the system generates a document identifier for a rendered document based on assigning values to words in the rendered document, such as values associated with the frequency of use of the word by the rendered document, the absolute or relative position of the word in the rendered document, and so on. The system may use the document identifier to generate a group of documents having similar document identifiers, and choose a likely match from the group of documents based on predictive analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: Martin T. King, Redwood Stephens, Claes-Fredrik Mannby, Jesse Peterson, Mark Sanvitale, Michael J. Smith
  • Patent number: D660899
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Cernium Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory Scott Bright, Joshua Robert Buesseler, David Redwood Stephens, Benjamin Raymond Watkins