Patents by Inventor Robert Luke

Robert Luke 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: 11227443
    Abstract: A method of transitioning between a first virtual reality view and a second virtual reality view within media content of a virtual reality environment is described. The method comprises: sending the first virtual reality view containing the media content to a virtual reality device over a first network path; determining a second, different, virtual reality view containing media content; sending at least a section of the second virtual reality view to the virtual reality device over a second network path, the latency of the second network path being less than the latency of the first network path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel Luke Hooper, Robert Mark Stefan Porter
  • Publication number: 20210374631
    Abstract: A method for workplace disease management may include determining employer criteria, screening employees, classifying employees into risk groups, identifying symptomatic employees, establishing work paths and work areas, and monitoring employee compliance with work paths and work areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventor: Robert LUKE
  • Publication number: 20210225352
    Abstract: An integrated circuit for implementing at least a portion of a personal audio device may include an output for providing an output signal to a transducer, wherein the output signal includes a pilot signal, a microphone input for receiving a microphone signal from a microphone indicative of an output of the transducer, and a processing circuit. The processing circuit may be configured to implement a pilot signal control to apply an adjustment to the pilot signal as necessary to maintain the pilot signal at a substantially constant magnitude regardless of proximity of the transducer to a pinna and implement a proximity determination block configured to determine proximity of the transducer to the pinna based on the adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Cirrus Logic International Semiconductor Ltd.
    Inventors: Viral PARIKH, Jon D. HENDRIX, Jeffrey D. ALDERSON, Vitaliy SAPOZHNYKOV, Nafiseh Erfanian SAEEDI, Thomas I. HARVEY, Robert LUKE
  • Patent number: 10951972
    Abstract: A method and device for detecting whether a headset is on ear. Microphone signals from a plurality of microphones are used to derive a plurality of signal feature measures, which are normalized to a common reference scale. The signal feature measures are weighted based upon detected signal conditions in the microphone signals. The normalized and variably weighted signal feature measures are then combined to produce an output indication of whether a headset is on ear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Vitaliy Sapozhnykov, Thomas Ivan Harvey, Nafiseh Erfaniansaeedi, Robert Luke
  • Patent number: 10923097
    Abstract: An integrated circuit for implementing at least a portion of a personal audio device may include an output for providing an output signal to a transducer, wherein the output signal includes a pilot signal, a microphone input for receiving a microphone signal from a microphone indicative of an output of the transducer, and a processing circuit. The processing circuit may be configured to implement a pilot signal control to apply an adjustment to the pilot signal as necessary to maintain the pilot signal at a substantially constant magnitude regardless of proximity of the transducer to a pinna and implement a proximity determination block configured to determine proximity of the transducer to the pinna based on the adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Viral Parikh, Jon D. Hendrix, Jeffrey D. Alderson, Vitaliy Sapozhnykov, Nafiseh Erfanian Saeedi, Thomas I. Harvey, Robert Luke
  • Publication number: 20210030150
    Abstract: A receptacle runner assembly including a pair of opposed sub-assemblies configured to be arranged in a spaced relationship at opposed sides of the receptacle, each sub-assembly including a runner configured to be carried along a first track to be movable in a first direction, a first linkage being pivotally connectable to each of the receptacle and the runner, a bearing securable relative to the receptacle, and a bearing surface configured to be arranged, in use, to extend transverse to the first direction to allow carrying the bearing, wherein the bearings and bearing surfaces are configured to cooperate to displace the receptacle in a direction perpendicular to the first direction while the runners are moving in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: ARB Corporation Limited
    Inventors: Simon John William STICKNEY, James Kenneth Robert LUKE, John Desmond CLARK, Andrew Harry BROWN
  • Publication number: 20210025186
    Abstract: The present concrete crack repair device (CCRD) can be comprised of two nodules connected by an elongated strip wherein the elongated strip can be narrower than the nodules in at least one plane. Both the elongated strip and the nodules can comprise carbon fibers wherein most of the carbon fibers are located within the same plane maximizing the tensile strength of the device. Installation of the CCRD can be performed by drilling holes into the surface of the concrete on either side of the crack and cutting a slot in the surface of the concrete between the two holes, or adding the holes after the slot has been cut, wherein the slot and holes are located in a line that is roughly perpendicular to the crack. The CCRD can then be installed by placing each nodule in a hole and the elongated strip within the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Luke Secrest, Jared A. Jones, Gary L. Fox, Robert K. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200389717
    Abstract: A method and device for detecting whether a headset is on ear. A probe signal is generated for acoustic playback from a speaker. A microphone signal from a microphone is received, the microphone signal comprising at least a portion of the probe signal as received at the microphone. The microphone signal is passed to a state estimator, to produce an estimate of at least one parameter of the portion of the probe signal contained in the microphone signal. The estimate of the at least one parameter is processed to determine whether the headset is on ear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: Cirrus Logic International Semiconductor Ltd.
    Inventors: Vitaliy SAPOZHNYKOV, Thomas Ivan HARVEY, Nafiseh ERFANIANSAEEDI, Robert LUKE
  • Patent number: 10848887
    Abstract: Detection of a blocked microphone involves receiving microphone signals from a plurality of microphones. A plurality of signal feature measures are derived from the microphone signals. The signal feature measures are normalised. The normalised signal feature measures are variably weighted in response to detected environmental conditions in the microphone signals. The variably weighted normalised signal feature measures are combined to produce an output indication of whether a microphone is blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Luke, Vitaliy Sapozhnykov, Thomas Ivan Harvey
  • Patent number: 10812889
    Abstract: A method and device for detecting whether a headset is on ear. A probe signal is generated for acoustic playback from a speaker. A microphone signal from a microphone is received, the microphone signal comprising at least a portion of the probe signal as received at the microphone. The microphone signal is passed to a state estimator, to produce an estimate of at least one parameter of the portion of the probe signal contained in the microphone signal. The estimate of the at least one parameter is processed to determine whether the headset is on ear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Vitaliy Sapozhnykov, Thomas Ivan Harvey, Nafiseh Erfaniansaeedi, Robert Luke
  • Patent number: 10801221
    Abstract: The present concrete crack repair device (CCRD) can be comprised of two nodules connected by an elongated strip wherein the elongated strip can be narrower than the nodules in at least one plane. Both the elongated strip and the nodules can comprise carbon fibers wherein most of the carbon fibers are located within the same plane maximizing the tensile strength of the device. Installation of the CCRD can be performed by drilling holes into the surface of the concrete on either side of the crack and cutting a slot in the surface of the concrete between the two holes, or adding the holes after the slot has been cut, wherein the slot and holes are located in a line that is roughly perpendicular to the crack. The CCRD can then be installed by placing each nodule in a hole and the elongated strip within the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Luke Secrest, Jarred A. Jones, Gary L. Fox, Robert K. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200287254
    Abstract: A thermal storage device for batteries is provided. In some examples, the thermal storage device is provided for a battery pack that includes one or more rechargeable battery cells. In some examples, the lithium ion battery cells are used. The thermal storage device is in thermal contact with the battery cell. The thermal storage device is made of a material that absorbs heat that is given off by battery cells during discharge. In some examples, the thermal storage device is made of a plastic material. The material has a relatively low thermal conductivity but a relatively high specific heat capacity, allowing heat energy to be stored in the thermal storage device. The thermal storage device prevents the battery pack from overheating during use. The thermal storage device defines one or more cell receiving volumes. In some examples, an axially extending relief volume is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Brian Algot Hanson, Paul Frederick Koltz, Robert Luke Anderson, Adam Burghardt Stroud
  • Publication number: 20200223371
    Abstract: Assemblies for supporting a load relative to a roof of a vehicle, and vehicle roof tray assemblies are disclosed. Disclosed assemblies include an elongate member and an engaging mechanism. The elongate member defines a support surface for supporting the load, and has a pair of opposed, diverging retention surfaces extending away from the support surface. The engaging mechanism is configured to abut the retention surfaces to engage the elongate member. A slat for a vehicle roof tray is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Guy Menegazzo, James Kenneth Robert Luke, Gavin James Smith
  • Publication number: 20200058285
    Abstract: An integrated circuit for implementing at least a portion of a personal audio device may include an output for providing an output signal to a transducer, wherein the output signal includes a pilot signal, a microphone input for receiving a microphone signal from a microphone indicative of an output of the transducer, and a processing circuit. The processing circuit may be configured to implement a pilot signal control to apply an adjustment to the pilot signal as necessary to maintain the pilot signal at a substantially constant magnitude regardless of proximity of the transducer to a pinna and implement a proximity determination block configured to determine proximity of the transducer to the pinna based on the adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: Cirrus Logic International Semiconductor Ltd.
    Inventors: Viral PARIKH, Jon D. HENDRIX, Jeffrey D. ALDERSON, Vitaliy SAPOZHNYKOV, Nafiseh ERFANIAN SAEEDI, Thomas I. HARVEY, Robert LUKE
  • Patent number: 10504537
    Abstract: A device for measuring wind noise comprises at least a first microphone and a processor. A first signal and a second signal are obtained from the at least one microphone, the first and second signals reflecting a common acoustic input, and the first and second signals being at least one of temporally distinct and spatially distinct. The first signal is processed to determine a first distribution of the samples of the first signal. The second signal is processed to determine a second distribution of the samples of the second signal. From a difference between the first distribution and the second distribution a scalar non-binary metric reflecting an intensity of wind noise present in the first and second signals is derived, and output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Vitaliy Sapozhnykov, Thomas Ivan Harvey, Robert Luke
  • Publication number: 20190342683
    Abstract: Detection of a blocked microphone involves receiving microphone signals from a plurality of microphones. A plurality of signal feature measures are derived from the microphone signals. The signal feature measures are normalised. The normalised signal feature measures are variably weighted in response to detected environmental conditions in the microphone signals. The variably weighted normalised signal feature measures are combined to produce an output indication of whether a microphone is blocked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Cirrus Logic International Semiconductor Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert LUKE, Vitaliy SAPOZHNYKOV, Thomas Ivan HARVEY
  • Patent number: 10412518
    Abstract: Detection of a blocked microphone involves receiving microphone signals from a plurality of microphones. A plurality of signal feature measures are derived from the microphone signals. The signal feature measures are normalised. The normalised signal feature measures are variably weighted in response to detected environmental conditions in the microphone signals. The variably weighted normalised signal feature measures are combined to produce an output indication of whether a microphone is blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Luke, Vitaliy Sapozhnykov, Thomas Ivan Harvey
  • Publication number: 20190244627
    Abstract: A device for measuring wind noise comprises at least a first microphone and a processor. A first signal and a second signal are obtained from the at least one microphone, the first and second signals reflecting a common acoustic input, and the first and second signals being at least one of temporally distinct and spatially distinct. The first signal is processed to determine a first distribution of the samples of the first signal. The second signal is processed to determine a second distribution of the samples of the second signal. From a difference between the first distribution and the second distribution a scalar non-binary metric reflecting an intensity of wind noise present in the first and second signals is derived, and output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Cirrus Logic International Semiconductor Ltd.
    Inventors: Vitaliy SAPOZHNYKOV, Thomas Ivan HARVEY, Robert LUKE
  • Patent number: D869383
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Jennifer Marie Basl, Shannon Joseph Hughes, Rachel Tamar Graves, Jonathan Robert Luke, Dale Edward Umstot
  • Patent number: D900723
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Brian David Digman, Jonathan Robert Luke, Brett Alan Bogner, Cameron Stuart Nixon, Lac An Nguyen, Timothy Scott Miller, Nick Brandon Clark