Patents by Inventor Robert Yuji Haitani

Robert Yuji Haitani 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: 10504277
    Abstract: Techniques described herein include systems and methods for transforming communications and content from one communication platform to another communication platform such that content can be shared between users utilizing different user devices. In some embodiments, a communication session may be maintained between one or more users where each user is utilizing a different user device. First input may be received from a first communication platform from a first user that is intended to be shared to the one or more users in the communication session. In embodiments, a corresponding communication platform for each user participating in the communication session may be determined based on device information provided by associated user devices of the user when providing previous communications with the communication session and content included in the first input. The first input may be transformed from the first communication platform to one or more different communication platforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Yuji Haitani, Alaa-Eddine Mendili, William R. Hazlewood, Dominick Khanh Pham
  • Patent number: 10430857
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described that facilitate searches based at least in part on a color name. Given a reference color name, one or more additional color names that are associated with the reference color name can be identified. Colors corresponding to these color names can be determined, which in turn serve as basis for determining one or more search colors for the reference color name in a search context. The system may further identify images that contain the determined search colors. The identified images and associated metadata can be analyzed, sorted and provided as a list of items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Yuji Haitani, Charles Shearer Dorner
  • Patent number: 10402917
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating social networking recommendations. A color preference of a first user may be determined from a color palette of a first image associated with the user and/or a color palette of an item associated with the user. Other users may be identified that have a similar color preference as the first user based at least in part on the determined color preference of the first user. Interactions between the first user and one or more other users having similar color preferences with respect to the first user may be facilitated. A social networking recommendation may be generated with respect to the one or more other users having similar color preferences with respect to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Yuji Haitani, Jenny Ann Blackburn, Charles Shearer Dorner, Eva Manolis, Timothy Andrew Ong
  • Patent number: 10326871
    Abstract: A mobile computing device is disclosed. In some aspects, the mobile computing device may execute a first application using one or more processors, and may receive, during execution of the first application, a user selection of a shift key. The mobile computing device may transition a state of the shift key from an unlocked non-shift state to a shift state based on the user selection. The mobile computing device may change the execution of the first application to an execution of a second application, and clear the state of the shift key in response to changing the execution from the first application to the second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeffrey Charles Hawkins, Thomas Bridgwater, Robert Yuji Haitani, William Rees
  • Patent number: 10255295
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described that validate color information in metadata associated with an image. Color information associated with images, in metadata, may need to be validated because there may be mistakes in the metadata. Color names associated with colors may be based on human generated data or human surveys. Individual colors may be extracted from images, which may be associated with the color names. Furthermore, the color names may be retrieved from a data store via a fast index color search. The color information in the metadata may be validated against the color names.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastian Jorge Gunningham, Paul Barnhart Sayre, III, Charles Shearer Dorner, Robert Yuji Haitani, Gonzalo Alberto Ramos
  • Patent number: 10242396
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating color-related item recommendations using color palette information. A request may be received from a user for a color-related item recommendation. The request may include an input image and one or more item attributes. Based at least in part on an analysis of the input image to identify affiliated colors to the input image and the one or more item attributes, one or more items corresponding to the affiliated colors and the one or more item attributes are identified. Where there is more than one identified item, a ranking for the identified plurality of items may be generated. Item recommendations comprising at least a portion of the identified plurality of items in accordance with the generated ranking may be provided for presentation on a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Shearer Dorner, Jenny Ann Blackburn, Robert Yuji Haitani, Eva Manolis, Timothy Andrew Ong
  • Publication number: 20190073710
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating social networking recommendations. A color preference of a first user may be determined from a color palette of a first image associated with the user and/or a color palette of an item associated with the user. Other users may be identified that have a similar color preference as the first user based at least in part on the determined color preference of the first user. Interactions between the first user and one or more other users having similar color preferences with respect to the first user may be facilitated. A social networking recommendation may be generated with respect to the one or more other users having similar color preferences with respect to the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Charles Shearer Dorner, Jenny Ann Blackburn, Robert Yuji Haitani, Eva Manolis, Timothy Andrew Ong, Gonzalo Alberto Ramos, Paul Barnhart Sayre, III
  • Publication number: 20190065454
    Abstract: Features are provided for the distributed moderation of content annotations and the dynamic display of the moderated annotations. The annotations can be selectively distributed to subsets of user devices currently viewing a content item, thereby limiting the number of annotations that each user device receives. By selectively distributing only subsets of new annotations, users can give more attention to individual annotations and provide meaningful moderation information (e.g., ratings, “likes,” responses, etc.) regarding individual annotations. The annotations can be displayed in a manner that emphasizes the more highly-rated annotations and/or commonly-submitted annotations over other annotations. The annotations can also be displayed in a manner that provides visual cues regarding the sources of individual annotations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Charles Shearer Dorner, Robert Yuji Haitani, Jongwoo Lee
  • Patent number: 10203847
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating a perspective view of item images and/or determining collections of similar items. For example, a set and/or collection of item images may be presented in a perspective view. One or more options may be selected by a user to update the set and/or collection of items and/or images. An updated set and/or collection may be determined, for example, by clustering the items and/or comparing items with the base item. One or more dimensions and/or attributes may be used to cluster and/or graph the items to determine new collections of items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Yuji Haitani, Charles Shearer Dorner, Janet Ellen Galore, Dominick Khanh Pham, Gonzalo Alberto Ramos, Paul Barnhart Sayre, III
  • Publication number: 20190007543
    Abstract: A mobile computing device is disclosed. In some aspects, the mobile computing device may execute a first application using one or more processors, and may receive, during execution of the first application, a user selection of a shift key. The mobile computing device may transition a state of the shift key from an unlocked non-shift state to a shift state based on the user selection. The mobile computing device may change the execution of the first application to an execution of a second application, and clear the state of the shift key in response to changing the execution from the first application to the second application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Charles Hawkins, Thomas Bridgwater, Robert Yuji Haitani, William Rees
  • Patent number: 10169803
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating social networking recommendations. A color preference of a first user may be determined from a color palette of a first image associated with the user and/or a color palette of an item associated with the user. Other users may be identified that have a similar color preference as the first user based at least in part on the determined color preference of the first user. Interactions between the first user and one or more other users having similar color preferences with respect to the first user may be facilitated. A social networking recommendation may be generated with respect to the one or more other users having similar color preferences with respect to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Shearer Dorner, Jenny Ann Blackburn, Robert Yuji Haitani, Eva Manolis, Timothy Andrew Ong, Gonzalo Alberto Ramos, Paul Barnhart Sayre, III
  • Patent number: 10146758
    Abstract: Features are provided for the distributed moderation of content annotations and the dynamic display of the moderated annotations. The annotations can be selectively distributed to subsets of user devices currently viewing a content item, thereby limiting the number of annotations that each user device receives. By selectively distributing only subsets of new annotations, users can give more attention to individual annotations and provide meaningful moderation information (e.g., ratings, “likes,” responses, etc.) regarding individual annotations. The annotations can be displayed in a manner that emphasizes the more highly-rated annotations and/or commonly-submitted annotations over other annotations. The annotations can also be displayed in a manner that provides visual cues regarding the sources of individual annotations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Shearer Dorner, Robert Yuji Haitani, Jongwoo Lee
  • Publication number: 20180330270
    Abstract: Techniques described herein include systems and methods for evaluating an unsupervised machine learning model. In some embodiments, the system identifies item-to-item similarity values based on historical transaction data. The system may also generate collection data for a number of users based on the historical transaction data. Similarity matrices may be created for each pair of users that include rows associated with a first collection and columns associated with a second collection. Each data field in the similarity matrix may indicate an item-to-item similarity value as identified by the system. In some embodiments, a similarity score may be calculated for the user pair based on the item-to-item similarity values included in the similarity matrix. In some embodiments, the system may generate a graphical summary representation of the similarity matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Charles Shearer Dorner, Robert Yuji Haitani, Sven Daehne
  • Patent number: 10120880
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described that recommend images, items, and/or metadata based at least in part on a reference color palette or reference color name. A color name can be converted into a representation of the color name in a color space. The reference color can be used to identify images that contain the reference color. The identified images and associated metadata can be analyzed, sorted and provided as an ordered list of items. Systems and methods are also described that identify items that contain colors affiliated with the reference color. Systems and methods are also described that validate color identifier information in metadata associated with an image. Systems and methods are also described that identify non-color specific keywords associated with the reference color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Shearer Dorner, Robert Yuji Haitani, Timothy Andrew Ong, Gonzalo Alberto Ramos, Paul Barnhart Sayre, III
  • Patent number: 10097679
    Abstract: A mobile computing device is disclosed. In some aspects, the mobile computing device may execute a first application using one or more processors, and may receive, during execution of the first application, a user selection of a shift key. The mobile computing device may transition a state of the shift key from an unlocked non-shift state to a shift state based on the user selection. The mobile computing device may change the execution of the first application to an execution of a second application, and clear the state of the shift key in response to changing the execution from the first application to the second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeffrey Charles Hawkins, Thomas Bridgwater, Robert Yuji Haitani, William Rees
  • Patent number: 10073860
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein to generate visualizations associated with color palettes identified from keyword searches. Color palettes may include colors determined by human color preferences. Color palettes may be searched by name or other data associated with the color palettes based at least in part on text or audio data. Visualizations such as mood lighting and/or atmosphere colors may be based at least in part on the searched color palettes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Yuji Haitani, Jenny Ann Blackburn, Charles Shearer Dorner, Eva Manolis, Timothy Andrew Ong, Paul Barnhart Sayre, III
  • Patent number: 10049466
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating color names for colors corresponding to images and/or palettes. A color image is obtained, and one or more color palettes corresponding to the color image are identified. The color palette may be generated based on palette generation criteria, which may facilitate or control a palette generation process. Illustratively, the palette generation process may include image pre-processing, color distribution generation, representative color identification, palette candidate generation, and palette determination. A color name for each color identified in the color palette and/or the color image can be identified based at least in part on color name popularity information. Color name popularity information may be identified from color name-related voting results provided by a social network site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Shearer Dorner, Robert Yuji Haitani, Gonzalo Alberto Ramos, Paul Barnhart Sayre, III
  • Patent number: 10019143
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for determining a principal image from a collection of images presented in a perspective view. A perspective view of images may be interactive and/or images may simultaneously increase or decrease in size in response to user interaction. Methods and/or techniques may be used to determine a principal image from a set of images based on a direction, speed, and/or velocity of movement or user interaction. A principal image in the perspective view may be the largest currently presented image and/or may be presented at the forefront to the user. Furthermore, an animation and/or video may be presented to the user following a determination of a principal image and/or after a configurable period of time without subsequent user interaction, which may further highlight or bring attention to a particular item to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Yuji Haitani, Charles Shearer Dorner, Janet Ellen Galore, Dominick Khanh Pham, Gonzalo Alberto Ramos
  • Publication number: 20180158128
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating color-related item recommendations using color palette information. A request may be received from a user for a color-related item recommendation. The request may include an input image and one or more item attributes. Based at least in part on an analysis of the input image to identify affiliated colors to the input image and the one or more item attributes, one or more items corresponding to the affiliated colors and the one or more item attributes are identified. Where there is more than one identified item, a ranking for the identified plurality of items may be generated. Item recommendations comprising at least a portion of the identified plurality of items in accordance with the generated ranking may be provided for presentation on a user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Charles Shearer Dorner, Jenny Ann Blackburn, Robert Yuji Haitani, Eva Manolis, Timothy Andrew Ong
  • Patent number: 9961382
    Abstract: Features are provided for the identification of objects in content, such as video content, by analyzing data regarding viewer interactions with other content. The interaction data can be analyzed to identify correlations between time periods of the video (or the video in general) and items that are the subject of, or otherwise associated with, other content with which viewers interact. These correlations can be used to provide, to subsequent viewers of the video, information regarding the items shown in the video, recommendations regarding items or content that may be of interest to subsequent viewers of the video, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Shearer Dorner, Robert Yuji Haitani, Jongwoo Lee