Patents by Inventor Robert W. Lord

Robert W. Lord 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: 11012552
    Abstract: An apparatus, device, methods, computer program product, and system are described that make a determination that a wireless device is in proximity to at least one secondary wireless device, and determine an aggregate user interface on the wireless device based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20210085180
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out accepting user brain activity measurement data; selecting at least one user-health test function at least partly based on the user brain activity measurement data; and applying the at least one user-health test function to at least one interaction between at least one user and at least one device-implemented application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Edward K.Y. Jung, Eric C. Leuthardt, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud
  • Publication number: 20210086172
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and devices that may be used to separate components from one or more samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Inflammatix, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward K.Y. Jung, Eric C. Leuthardt, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, JR., Lowell L. Wood, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200412877
    Abstract: A method and a communication interchange enhancement system for implementing an enhanced user interface for a communication interchange includes but is not limited to a method including to providing an identifier associated with a third-party participant related to the communication interchange; matching the identifier with the third-party participant in a database storing one or more lists of possible third-party participants; obtaining context data associated with the identifier regarding a group-type characteristic of the third-party participant for purposes of communication interchange with at least another participant; and enabling a user interface to display the group-type characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander J. Cohen, Edward K.Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, William Henry Mangione-Smith, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Clarence T. Tegreene
  • Patent number: 10875525
    Abstract: Techniques for ability enhancement are described. In some embodiments, devices and systems located in a transportation network share threat information with one another, in order to enhance a user's ability to operate or function in a transportation-related context. In one embodiment, a process in a vehicle receives threat information from a remote device, the threat information based on information about objects or conditions proximate to the remote device. The process then determines that the threat information is relevant to the safe operation of the vehicle. Then, the process modifies operation of the vehicle based on the threat information, such as by presenting a message to the operator of the vehicle and/or controlling the vehicle itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Clarence T. Tegreene, Roderick A. Hyde, Lowell L. Wood, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Victoria Y. H. Wood, Charles Whitmer, Paramvir Bahl, Douglas C. Burger, Ranveer Chandra, William H. Gates, III, Pablos Holman, Jordin T. Kare, Craig J. Mundie, Tim Paek, Desney S. Tan, Lin Zhong, Matthew G. Dyor
  • Publication number: 20200384198
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include measuring at least one effect of a combined bioactive agent and artificial sensory experience on an individual and/or modifying at least one of the bioactive agent or the artificial sensory experience at least partially based on the at least one effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Eric C. Leuthardt, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10834290
    Abstract: Computationally implemented methods and systems include acquiring a device-based encrypted image that is an image that has previously been encrypted through use of a particular device code associated with an image capture device configured to capture the image, wherein the image includes a representation of a feature of an entity, decrypting the device-based encrypted image in response to an indication that the image has been approved for decryption, and creating a client-based encrypted image through encryption of the decrypted image through use of a particular client code that is associated with a client that is linked to the image capture device configured to capture the image. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Pablos Holman, Roderick A. Hyde, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud
  • Patent number: 10826335
    Abstract: Systems, methods, computer-readable storage mediums including computer-readable instructions and/or circuitry for control of transmission to a target device with communicating with one or more sensors in an ad-hoc sensor network may implement operations including, but not limited to: receiving electrical power via at least one structurally integrated electrically conductive element; and powering one or more sensing operations of one or more sensors via the electrical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Matthew G. Dyor, Peter N. Glaskowsky, Kimberly D. A. Hallman, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K. Y. Jung, Michael F. Koenig, Richard T. Lord, Robert W Lord, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Robert C. Petroski, Desney S. Tan, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200329969
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out detecting user data from an interaction between a user and at least one device-implemented application whose primary function is different from symptom detection; mapping the user data from the interaction between the user and the at least one device-implemented application whose primary function is different from symptom detection to at least one user-health test function set; and selecting at least one user-health test function in response to the at least one user-health test function set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Edward K.Y. Jung, Eric C. Leuthardt, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud
  • Publication number: 20200310376
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a particular state of a body is sensed. In response to the sensing, at least one action is taken to modulate a projected adverse interaction between the body or a portion thereof and at least one object in the environment of the body. An apparatus, methods and computer program product, and system are described that enable a first subset of actuatable cushioning elements for a first time period, enable a second subset of actuatable cushioning elements for a second time period, determine an event, and actuate, based on a time the event is determined, at least one of the first and the second subsets of actuatable cushioning elements to provide cushioning support for an object. Other example embodiments are also provided relating to actuatable cushioning elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K.Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, Cameron Myhrvold, Conor L. Myhrvold, Nathan P. Myhrvold, John D. Rinaldo, JR., Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H. Wood
  • Patent number: 10786626
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include measuring at least one effect of a combined bioactive agent and artificial sensory experience on an individual and/or modifying at least one of the bioactive agent or the artificial sensory experience at least partially based on the at least one effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Eric C. Leuthardt, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Publication number: 20200272957
    Abstract: Computationally implemented methods and systems that are designed for receiving one or more first directives that direct a transportation vehicle unit to transport a first end user; receiving, while the transportation vehicle unit is en route to or is transporting the first end user, one or more second directives that direct the transportation vehicle unit to transport a second end user while transporting the first end user, the transportation vehicle unit having been determined to be able to accommodate transport of the second end user while transporting the first end user; and verifying that compliance with the one or more second directives will not conflict with one or more obligations to transport the first end user by the transportation vehicle unit. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Richard T. LORD, Robert W. LORD, Nathan P. MYHRVOLD, Clarence T. TEGREENE, JR.
  • Publication number: 20200274961
    Abstract: An apparatus, device, methods, computer program product, and system are described that make a determination that a wireless device is in proximity to at least one secondary wireless device, and determine an aggregate user interface on the wireless device based on the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Edward K.Y. JUNG, Royce A. LEVIEN, Robert W. LORD, Mark A. MALAMUD, John D. RINALDO, JR., Lowell L. WOOD, JR.
  • Patent number: 10733396
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a mobile device continuously and/or automatically scans a user environment for tags containing non-human-readable data. The mobile device may continuously and/or automatically scan the environment for tags without being specifically directed at a particular tag. The mobile device may be adapted to scan for audio tags, radio frequency tags, and/or image tags. The mobile device may be configured to scan for and identify tags within the user environment that satisfy a user preference. The mobile device may perform an action in response to identifying a tag that satisfies a user preference. The mobile device may be configured to scan for a wide variety of tags, including tags in the form of quick response codes, steganographic content, audio watermarks, audio outside of a human audible range, radio frequency identification tags, long wavelength identification tags, near field communication tags, and/or a Memory Spot device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Daniel A. Gerrity, William Gates, Pablos Holman, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, Nathan P. Myhrvold, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Keith D. Rosema, Clarence T. Tegreene, Thomas Allan Weaver, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10713846
    Abstract: Computationally implemented methods and systems include acquiring one or more first augmentations for inclusion in a first augmented view of a first scene, displaying the first augmented view including the one or more first augmentations, and transmitting augmentation data associated with the one or more first augmentations to facilitate remote display of one or more second augmentations in a second augmented view of a second scene, the second scene having one or more visual items that are also included in the first scene. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Gene Fein, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Clarence T. Tegreene
  • Publication number: 20200204646
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method related to communication. In addition, other method, system, and program product aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and/or text forming a part of the present application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander J. Cohen, Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, William Henry Mangione-Smith, John D. Rinaldo, Clarence T. Tegreene
  • Patent number: 10681199
    Abstract: An apparatus, device, methods, computer program product, and system are described that make a determination that a wireless device is in proximity to at least one secondary wireless device, and determine an aggregate user interface on the wireless device based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10679309
    Abstract: Structures and protocols are presented for signaling a status or decision (processing or transmitting a medical record or other resource, e.g.) conditionally. Such signaling may be partly based on one or more symptoms, regimen attributes, performance indicia (compliance indications, e.g.), privacy considerations (patient consent, e.g.), contextual considerations (being in or admitted by a care facility, e.g.), sensor data, or other such determinants. In some contexts this may trigger an incentive being manifested (as a dispensation of an item, e.g.), an intercommunication (telephone call, e.g.) beginning, a device being configured (enabled or customized, e.g.), data distillations being presented or tracked, or other such results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K.Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Eric C. Leuthardt, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Dennis J. Rivet, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10665017
    Abstract: Computationally implemented methods and systems include registering one or more first augmentations that were shown to a user through a first augmented view of a first actual scene, the one or more first augmentations having been shown at least at end of a segment of time, detecting, following the showing of the one or more first augmentations up to the end of the segment of time, one or more user behaviors of the user that when detected as occurring infers user's interest in seeing the one or more first augmentations; and displaying, in response at least in part to said detecting, one or more second augmentations through a second augmented view of the first actual scene or of a second actual scene, the one or more second augmentations to be displayed being based, at least in part, on the registering of the one or more first augmentations. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Gene Fein, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Clarence T. Tegreene
  • Patent number: 10657468
    Abstract: Computationally implemented methods and systems that are designed for receiving one or more first directives that direct a transportation vehicle unit to transport a first end user; receiving, while the transportation vehicle unit is en route to or is transporting the first end user, one or more second directives that direct the transportation vehicle unit to transport a second end user while transporting the first end user, the transportation vehicle unit having been determined to be able to accommodate transport of the second end user while transporting the first end user; and verifying that compliance with the one or more second directives will not conflict with one or more obligations to transport the first end user by the transportation vehicle unit. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Clarence T. Tegreene