Patents by Inventor Robert John Gove

Robert John Gove 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: 20200014848
    Abstract: A media capture device (MCD) that provides a multi-sensor, free flight camera platform with advanced learning technology to replicate the desires and skills of the purchaser/owner is provided. Advanced algorithms may uniquely enable many functions for autonomous and revolutionary photography. The device may learn about the user, the environment, and/or how to optimize a photographic experience so that compelling events may be captured and composed into efficient and emotional sharing. The device may capture better photos and videos as perceived by one's social circle of friends, and/or may greatly simplify the process of using a camera to the ultimate convenience of full autonomous operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventor: Robert John Gove
  • Patent number: 10334158
    Abstract: A media capture device (MCD) that provides a multi-sensor, free flight camera platform with advanced learning technology to replicate the desires and skills of the purchaser/owner is provided. Advanced algorithms may uniquely enable many functions for autonomous and revolutionary photography. The device may learn about the user, the environment, and/or how to optimize a photographic experience so that compelling events may be captured and composed into efficient and emotional sharing. The device may capture better photos and videos as perceived by one's social circle of friends, and/or may greatly simplify the process of using a camera to the ultimate convenience of full autonomous operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Robert John Gove
  • Patent number: 10311276
    Abstract: A system and method for an electronic device for imaging a biometric object having structural features of interest is disclosed. The electronic device includes a display including rows of pixel elements, the rows of pixel elements being parallel a first primary direction along a first axis and an optical sensor mounted underneath the display, the optical sensor being parallel to a second primary direction along a second axis. The second axis is rotated at an angle relative the first axis to adjust a moiré pattern outside of a frequency range of the features of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Bob Lee Mackey, Robert John Gove
  • Patent number: 10147757
    Abstract: Methods and systems for integrating image sensor structures with collimator filters, including manufacturing methods and associated structures for forming collimator filters at the wafer level for integration with image sensor semiconductor wafers. Methods of making an optical biometric sensor include forming a collimator filter layer on an image sensor wafer, wherein a plurality of light collimating apertures in the collimator filter layer are aligned with a plurality of light sensing elements in the image sensor wafer, and after forming the collimator filter layer on the image sensor wafer, singulating the image sensor wafer into a plurality of individual optical sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Young Seen Lee, Paul Wickboldt, Patrick Smith, Robert John Gove, Jason Goodelle
  • Patent number: 10108841
    Abstract: An optical biometric sensor includes an array of light sensing elements, an array of diverging optical elements, and an array of apertures disposed between the array of light sensing elements and the array of diverging optical elements. Light incident on the diverging optical elements within a limited acceptance angle passes through the apertures and towards the light sensing elements and light incident on the diverging optical elements outside of the limited acceptance angle diverges away from the apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Young Seen Lee, Paul Wickboldt, Robert John Gove, Bob Lee Mackey
  • Publication number: 20180239941
    Abstract: A system and method for an electronic device for imaging a biometric object having structural features of interest is disclosed. The electronic device includes a display including rows of pixel elements, the rows of pixel elements being parallel a first primary direction along a first axis and an optical sensor mounted underneath the display, the optical sensor being parallel to a second primary direction along a second axis. The second axis is rotated at an angle relative the first axis to adjust a moiré pattern outside of a frequency range of the features of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Bob Lee MACKEY, Robert John GOVE
  • Publication number: 20170286743
    Abstract: An optical biometric sensor includes an array of light sensing elements, an array of diverging optical elements, and an array of apertures disposed between the array of light sensing elements and the array of diverging optical elements. Light incident on the diverging optical elements within a limited acceptance angle passes through the apertures and towards the light sensing elements and light incident on the diverging optical elements outside of the limited acceptance angle diverges away from the apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Young Seen Lee, Paul Wickboldt, Robert John Gove, Bob Lee Mackey
  • Publication number: 20160254312
    Abstract: Methods and systems for integrating image sensor structures with collimator filters, including manufacturing methods and associated structures for forming collimator filters at the wafer level for integration with image sensor semiconductor wafers. Methods of making an optical biometric sensor include forming a collimator filter layer on an image sensor wafer, wherein a plurality of light collimating apertures in the collimator filter layer are aligned with a plurality of light sensing elements in the image sensor wafer, and after forming the collimator filter layer on the image sensor wafer, singulating the image sensor wafer into a plurality of individual optical sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Young Seen Lee, Paul Wickboldt, Patrick Smith, Robert John Gove, Jason Goodelle
  • Publication number: 20160127641
    Abstract: A media capture device (MCD) that provides a multi-sensor, free flight camera platform with advanced learning technology to replicate the desires and skills of the purchaser/owner is provided. Advanced algorithms may uniquely enable many functions for autonomous and revolutionary photography. The device may learn about the user, the environment, and/or how to optimize a photographic experience so that compelling events may be captured and composed into efficient and emotional sharing. The device may capture better photos and videos as perceived by one's social circle of friends, and/or may greatly simplify the process of using a camera to the ultimate convenience of full autonomous operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventor: Robert John Gove
  • Patent number: 6134392
    Abstract: A camera has a user-operable input device, e.g., a writing pad, attached to its body. A user inputs information to be superimposed on a photographic negative onto the user-operable input device. A processor is connected to the user-operable input device. A display is also attached to the camera body and is connected to the processor. The processor transmits the information entered onto the user-operable input device to the display. When the negative is exposed, the display information is superimposed with the image of the subject being photographed. Thus, a user may enter a caption describing the subject directly onto the photograph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert John Gove
  • Patent number: 6128539
    Abstract: A method of forming an image scaling filter for converting a first number of input lines to a second number of output lines comprises the steps of determining an optimal frequency response without sharp cutoffs for a given scaling factor and for a determined number of taps per line 102. Filter coefficients are provided based on the determined filter taps per line and the determined optimal frequency response 103. The coefficients are grouped into sets 104 corresponding to the taps per output line and the coefficients are rescaled so the sum of the set equals one 105. The input lines are multiplied by the rescaled coefficients and summed 106 to achieve the output line values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Vishal Markandey, Robert John Gove
  • Patent number: 5680156
    Abstract: A data reformatter/frame memory (112) for efficiently orthogonally reordering a digital data stream. The disclosed reformatter/frame memory (112) is typically used in conjunction with a display device (124) for displaying the digital data, and a display controller (132) for coordinating the transfer of data between the reformatter/frame memory (112) and the display device (124). According to one embodiment, a data reformatter for a video display system includes at least one reformatter memory plane (60). The memory plane (60) comprises an input bus, an m.times.n array of memory cells (80) in communication with the input bus, and an m-bit-wide output bus. The array of memory cells (80) receives and stores m n-bit-wide input data words and outputs n m-bit-wide output data words. Each of the m-bit-wide output data words is comprised of one bit from each of the m n-bit-wide input data words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1997
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert John Gove, Keiichiroh Abe, Sohichiroh Kamei, Donald B. Doherty
  • Patent number: 5671298
    Abstract: An improved image scaling filter for a video display where a coefficient value for the closest input lines to a given output line that are less than two line lengths from the given output line are determined by cubic interpolation using the line distances. The input lines are multiplied by the coefficient for that line and the multiplied closest input line values are summed to determine the output line value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 23, 1997
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Vishal Markandey, Robert John Gove, Kazuhiro Ohara, Dennis J. Tobin