Patents by Inventor Robert Blake

Robert Blake 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: 11520985
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods, systems and computer program products for performing named entity recognition. Aspects include obtaining a text having a plurality of words and comparing each of the plurality of words to a dictionary. Aspects also include creating, based on the comparison, an annotation for at least one of the plurality of words that the least one of the plurality of words refers to a named entity. Aspects further include parsing the text to identify a part of speech for each of the plurality of words and removing the annotations from each of the at least one of the plurality of words that has a part of speech that is not one or a noun and a noun supporting adjective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Christian Sizemore, Sterling Richardson Smith, David Gerard Herbeck, David Blake Werts
  • Patent number: 11511948
    Abstract: A method, electromagnetic switch, controller and program product, when energizing an electromagnetic coil to urge a selected shoe into a diverting path downstream of the electromagnetic switch, reverse current flow during at least a portion of the time that the electromagnetic coil is energized to recover energy from the electromagnetic coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: LAFAYETTE ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Bruce Robbins, Timothy Lee Johnson, II, Michael Mckenna, Charles O. Burdine, II, Daniel Blake Robbins
  • Publication number: 20220343611
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a reprojection engine for augmented-reality devices. The augmented-reality device projects virtual content within a real-world environment. The augmented-reality device tracks a six degrees of freedom headpose of the augmented-reality device, depth information of the virtual content, motion vectors that correspond to movement of the virtual content, and a color buffer for a reprojection engine. The reprojection engine generates a reprojection of the virtual content defined by an extrapolation of a first frame using the headpose, the depth information, motion vectors, and the color surface data structure. The reprojected virtual content continues to appear as if positioned with the real-world environment regardless of changes in the headpose of the augmented-reality device or motion of the virtual content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Blake Taylor, Gilles Cadet
  • Publication number: 20220309621
    Abstract: A method for displaying a three dimensional (“3D”) image includes rendering a frame of 3D image data. The method also includes analyzing the frame of 3D image data to generate best known depth data. The method further includes using the best known depth data to segment the 3D image data into near and far frames of two dimensional (“2D”) image data corresponding to near and far depths respectively. Moreover, the method includes displaying near and far 2D image frames corresponding to the near and far frames of 2D image data at near and far depths to a user respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventor: Robert Blake TAYLOR
  • Patent number: 11435616
    Abstract: Optical constructions are disclosed. A disclosed optical construction includes a reflective polarizer layer, and an optical film that is disposed on the reflective polarizer layer. The optical film has an optical haze that is not less than about 50%. Substantial portions of each two neighboring major surfaces in the optical construction are in physical contact with each other. The optical construction has an axial luminance gain that is not less than about 1.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Encai Hao, Fei Lu, William Blake Kolb, Brian W. Ostlie, Adam D. Haag, Michael Benton Free, William D. Coggio, Michael L. Steiner, Soemantri Widagdo, Kui Chen-Ho, Lan H. Liu, Robert F. Kamrath, Scott M. Tapio, John A. Wheatley, Charles D. Hoyle, Michael F. Weber
  • Patent number: 11423626
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for warping virtual content from two sources includes a first source generating first virtual content based on a first pose. The method also includes a second source generating second virtual content based on a second pose. The method further includes a compositor processing the first and second virtual content in a single pass. Processing the first and second virtual content includes generating warped first virtual content by warping the first virtual content based on a third pose, generating warped second virtual content by warping the second virtual content based on the third pose, and generating output content by compositing the warped first and second virtual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Reza Nourai, Robert Blake Taylor
  • Patent number: 11417065
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a reprojection engine for augmented-reality devices. The augmented-reality device projects virtual content within a real-world environment. The augmented-reality device tracks a six degrees of freedom headpose of the augmented-reality device, depth information of the virtual content, motion vectors that correspond to movement of the virtual content, and a color buffer for a reprojection engine. The reprojection engine generates a reprojection of the virtual content defined by an extrapolation of a first frame using the headpose, the depth information, motion vectors, and the color surface data structure. The reprojected virtual content continues to appear as if positioned with the real-world environment regardless of changes in the headpose of the augmented-reality device or motion of the virtual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Blake Taylor, Gilles Cadet
  • Patent number: 11410269
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for warping virtual content includes generating warped virtual content by transforming source virtual content. The method also includes determining whether a memory location corresponding to an X, Y location of the warped virtual content in an output frame of reference is occupied by pre-existing virtual content. The method further includes storing the warped virtual content in the memory location if the memory location is not occupied. Moreover, the method includes comparing respective Z locations of the warped virtual content and the pre-existing virtual content to identify virtual content with a Z location closer to a viewing location if the memory location is occupied. The method also includes storing the warped virtual content in the memory location corresponding to the X, Y location if a Z location of warped virtual content is closer to the viewing location than a pre-existing Z location of pre-existing virtual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: Reza Nourai, Robert Blake Taylor
  • Publication number: 20220245758
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for warping virtual content includes receiving rendered virtual content data, the rendered virtual content data including a far depth. The method also includes receiving movement data indicating a user movement in a direction orthogonal to an optical axis. The method further includes generating warped rendered virtual content data based on the rendered virtual content data, the far depth, and the movement data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Reza NOURAI, Robert Blake TAYLOR, Michael Harold LIEBENOW, Gilles CADET
  • Publication number: 20220240105
    Abstract: A method of operating a user equipment configured for use with a communications network is provided. The method comprises measuring a network performance characteristic associated with a measurement period, and identifying, using historical data, an application on the UE responsible for transmitting data to, and/or receiving data from, the communication network in the measurement period. The identity of the identified application is then associated with the network performance characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: SPATIALBUZZ LIMITED
    Inventors: Ryan Dominic SHAW, Andrew Robert BLAKE
  • Patent number: 11397862
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving, by a natural language processing (NLP) annotator, an input text that is to be annotated. The method further includes determining, by the NLP annotator, a user setting that indicates an aggressiveness level of annotation to be used to annotate the input text. The method further includes selecting, by the NLP annotator, from a plurality of dictionaries, a first dictionary based at least in part on the aggressiveness level. The method further includes generating, by the NLP annotator, annotated text of the input text based at least in part on the first dictionary. The method further includes outputting, by the NLP annotator, the annotated text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Christian Sizemore, David Blake Werts, Kristin E. McNeil, Sterling Richardson Smith
  • Publication number: 20220228354
    Abstract: A system for preventing overflow of a toilet includes a sensor, a processor and an actuator. The sensor senses a parameter caused by fluid dynamics within the toilet during a flush cycle. The parameter may involve vibration, sound, pressure, fluid flow rate or other detectible characteristics of the toilet. The processor uses information regarding the parameter that is gathered by the sensor to evaluate the condition of the flush cycle to determine if an impeded flush condition exists. In the event of an impeded flush condition, the processor directs the actuator to close a valve, which may be the toilet flapper valve in some embodiments. Also disclosed are methods for preventing toilet overflow, detecting an impeded flush condition and calibrating the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Kevin Bowcutt, Ahmed Shishegar, Matthew Ibarra, Daniel Corbin, Dennis Repp, Robert M. Connell, Oscar Dufau, Gregory Blake, Sam Iravantchi
  • Patent number: 11386629
    Abstract: An augmented reality viewing system is described. A local coordinate frame of local content is transformed to a world coordinate frame. A further transformation is made to a head coordinate frame and a further transformation is made to a camera coordinate frame that includes all pupil positions of an eye. One or more users may interact in separate sessions with a viewing system. If a canonical map is available, the earlier map is downloaded onto a viewing device of a user. The viewing device then generates another map and localizes the subsequent map to the canonical map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Dwayne Miranda, Rafael Domingos Torres, Daniel Olshansky, Anush Mohan, Robert Blake Taylor, Samuel A. Miller, Jehangir Tajik, Ashwin Swaminathan, Lomesh Agarwal, Ali Shahrokni, Prateek Singhal, Joel David Holder, Xuan Zhao, Siddharth Choudhary, Helder Toshiro Suzuki, Hirai Honar Barot, Eran Guendelman, Michael Harold Liebenow, Christian Ivan Robert Moore
  • Patent number: 11386529
    Abstract: A method for displaying a three dimensional (“3D”) image includes rendering a frame of 3D image data. The method also includes analyzing the frame of 3D image data to generate best known depth data. The method further includes using the best known depth data to segment the 3D image data into near and far frames of two dimensional (“2D”) image data corresponding to near and far depths respectively. Moreover, the method includes displaying near and far 2D image frames corresponding to the near and far frames of 2D image data at near and far depths to a user respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Blake Taylor
  • Patent number: 11379948
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for warping virtual content includes receiving rendered virtual content data, the rendered virtual content data including a far depth. The method also includes receiving movement data indicating a user movement in a direction orthogonal to an optical axis. The method further includes generating warped rendered virtual content data based on the rendered virtual content data, the far depth, and the movement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Reza Nourai, Robert Blake Taylor, Michael Harold Liebenow, Gilles Cadet
  • Patent number: 11380068
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved approach for generated recordings from augmented reality systems from the perspective of a camera within the system. Instead of re-using rendered virtual content from the perspective of the user's eyes for AR recordings, additional virtual content is rendered from an additional perspective specifically for the AR recording. That additional virtual content is combined with image frames generated by a camera to form the AR recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Reza Nourai, Michael Harold Liebenow, Robert Blake Taylor, Robert Wyatt
  • Publication number: 20220188971
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for warping multi-field color virtual content for sequential projection includes obtaining first and second color fields having different first and second colors. The method also includes determining a first time for projection of a warped first color field. The method further includes determining a second time for projection of a warped second color field. Moreover, the method includes predicting a first pose at the first time and predicting a second pose at the second time. In addition, the method includes generating the warped first color field by warping the first color field based on the first pose. The method also includes generating the warped second color field by warping the second color field based on the second pose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Applicant: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Harold LIEBENOW, Reza NOURAI, Robert Blake TAYLOR, Fahri YARAS
  • Patent number: 11361474
    Abstract: A method for calibrating a wearable device includes displaying an image with a plurality of pixels for each of three primary colors using the wearable device, and determining RGB and XYZ values for each of the plurality of pixels. The method includes selecting a subset of the plurality of pixels to form a group of grid points, and dividing the image into a group of tile regions, with each tile region including a grid point. Grid XYZ values are determined for each grid point, based on averaging XYZ values of all pixels in a corresponding tile region, and a grid RGB-to-XYZ conversion matrix is determined for each grid point. The method also includes determining a correction matrix for each grid point by multiplying an inverse of the grid RGB-to-XYZ conversion matrix for the grid with an sRGB-to-XYZ conversion matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazunori Tanaka, Lei Zhang, Etienne Gregoire Grossmann, Marshall Charles Capps, Robert Blake Taylor
  • Publication number: 20220171190
    Abstract: A wearable display system includes a light projection system having one or more emissive microdisplays, e.g., micro-LED displays. The light projection system projects time-multiplexed left-eye and right-eye images, which pass through an optical router having a polarizer and a switchable polarization rotator. The optical router is synchronized with the generation of images by the light projection system to impart a first polarization to left-eye images and a second different polarization to right-eye images. Light of the first polarization is incoupled into an eyepiece having one or more waveguides for outputting light to one of the left and right eyes, while light of the second polarization may be incoupled into another eyepiece having one or more waveguides for outputting light to the other of the left and right eyes. Each eyepiece may output incoupled light with variable amounts of wavefront divergence, to elicit different accommodation responses from the user's eyes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Jahja I. Trisnadi, Hyunsun Chung, Lionel Ernest Edwin, Howard Russell Cohen, Robert Blake Taylor, Andrew Ian Russell, Kevin Richard Curtis, Clinton Carlisle
  • Patent number: 11315214
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for warping multi-field color virtual content for sequential projection includes obtaining first and second color fields having different first and second colors. The method also includes determining a first time for projection of a warped first color field. The method further includes determining a second time for projection of a warped second color field. Moreover, the method includes predicting a first pose at the first time and predicting a second pose at the second time. In addition, the method includes generating the warped first color field by warping the first color field based on the first pose. The method also includes generating the warped second color field by warping the second color field based on the second pose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Harold Liebenow, Reza Nourai, Robert Blake Taylor, Fahri Yaras