Patents by Inventor Samuel James McKelvie

Samuel James McKelvie 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: 20180288182
    Abstract: One embodiment discloses an automobile having multiple distributed subsystems configured to provide communication via a network system. The automobile includes an outward facing camera (“OFC”) subsystem and a vehicle onboard computer (“VOC”). The OFC subsystem, having at least one OFC, OFC processor, and OFC database, is configured to recognize a predefined exterior object from a set of exterior images captured by the OFC based on an OFC query. The VOC includes a VOC central processing unit, VOC database, and network manager, wherein the network manager includes an internal network circuit and an external network circuit. The internal network circuit is used for communicating with the OFC subsystem while the external network circuit is used to interface with a cloud system. In one aspect, the VOC provides a data stream representing a recognized event in accordance with a query retrieved from the VOC database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Xevo Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Chia Tsing Tong, Robert Victor Welland, John Hayes Ludwig, John Palmer Cordell, Samuel James McKelvie
  • Patent number: 10089220
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for saving state information resulting from non-idempotent operations are described. A computer system includes a system memory coupled to one or more processors. The system memory comprises at least a non-volatile portion. Elements of state information associated with an executable component that are to be stored within the non-volatile portion are identified. In response to detecting an occurrence of a particular non-idempotent operation that results in the generation of state information, selected elements of information are stored in the non-volatile portion of the system memory. In response to a request subsequent to a failure event, wherein the failure event resulted in a loss of data stored in a volatile portion of the system memory, the state information is read from the non-volatile portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel James McKelvie, Anurag Windlass Gupta
  • Patent number: 10089191
    Abstract: Application program data stored in system memory may be selectively persisted. An indication may be provided to an application program that an application data object or a range of application data stored in system memory may be treated as persistent. Data backup may be enabled for the application data object or range of application data in the event of a system failure, copying the application data object or range of application data from system memory to non-volatile data storage. Upon recovery from a system failure, further data backup for the application data object or the range of application data may be disabled. In some embodiments, at least some of the application data object or range of application data may be recovered for the application program to access. Data backup for the application data object or the range of application data may also be re-enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel James McKelvie, Yan Valerie Leshinsky, Ian P. Nowland, Darin Lee Frink, Anurag Windlass Gupta, Adam Douglas Morley, Christopher Nathan Watson, Michael David Marr
  • Patent number: 10049036
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for reliable distributed messaging are described. A computer system includes a system memory coupled to one or more processors. The system memory comprises at least a non-volatile portion. A particular location within the non-volatile portion is designated as a target location to which a sender module participating in a communication protocol is granted write permission. A receiver module participating in the communication protocol, subsequent to a failure event that results in a loss of data stored in a volatile portion of the system memory, reads a data item written by the sender program at the target location prior to the failure event. The receiver module performs an operation based on contents of the data item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel James McKelvie, Anurag Windlass Gupta
  • Patent number: 10031813
    Abstract: A database system may maintain a plurality of log records at a distributed storage system. Each of the plurality of log records may be associated with a respective change to a data page. The plurality of log records may be transformed (e.g., cropped, prune, reduce, fused, deleted, merged, added, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pradeep Jnana Madhavarapu, Neal Fachan, Anurag Windlass Gupta, Samuel James McKelvie
  • Publication number: 20180204465
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention is able to provide an interactive parking management (“IPM”) in accordance with information obtained from interior and exterior sensors, vehicle onboard computer (“VOC”), and cloud data. The process, in one embodiment, is capable of acknowledging a parking activity initiated by a vehicle traveling in a geographic location via a communications network. Upon providing parking information to the vehicle based on the data obtained from the current parking status, historical parking status, and big data for facilitating the parking activity, the movement of the vehicle is monitored in accordance with the current parking status. After recording a physical location where the vehicle is parked and parking duration, a parking invoice is generated in response to information relating to the recorded information such as physical location and parking duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Surround.IO Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Chia Tsing Tong, Robert Victor Welland, John Hayes Ludwig, John Palmer Cordell, Samuel James McKelvie
  • Publication number: 20180181431
    Abstract: High-speed processing of packets to, and from, a virtualization environment can be provided while utilizing hardware-based segmentation offload and other such functionality. A hardware vendor such as a network interface card (NIC) manufacturer can enable the hardware to support open and proprietary stateless tunneling in conjunction with a protocol such as single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) in order to implement a virtualized overlay network. The hardware can utilize various rules, for example, that can be used by the NIC to perform certain actions, such as to encapsulate egress packets and decapsulate packets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Pradeep Vincent, Matthew David Klein, Samuel James McKelvie
  • Publication number: 20180182185
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention discloses a process of providing a report predicting potential risks relating to an operator driving a vehicle using information obtained from various interior and exterior sensors, vehicle onboard computer (“VOC”), and cloud network. After activating interior and exterior sensors mounted on a vehicle operated by a driver for obtaining data relating to external surroundings and internal environment, the data is forwarded to VOC for generating a current fingerprint associated with the driver. The current fingerprint represents current driving status in accordance with the collected real-time data. Upon uploading the current fingerprint to the cloud via a communications network, a historical fingerprint which represents historical driving information associated with the driver is retrieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: Surround.IO Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Chia Tsing Tong, Robert Victor Welland, John Hayes Ludwig, John Palmer Cordell, Samuel James McKelvie
  • Publication number: 20180182187
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention predicts a vehicular event relating to machinal performance using information obtained from interior and exterior sensors, vehicle onboard computer (“VOC”), and cloud data. The process of predication is able to activate interior and exterior sensors mounted on a vehicle operated by a driver for obtaining current data relating to external surroundings, interior settings, and internal mechanical conditions of the vehicle. After forwarding the current data to VOC to generate a current vehicle status representing real-time vehicle performance in accordance with the current data, retrieving a historical data associated with the vehicle including mechanical condition is retrieved. In one aspect, a normal condition signal is issued when the current vehicle status does not satisfy with the optimal condition based on the historical data. Alternatively, a race car condition is issued when the current vehicle status meets with the optimal condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: Surround . IO Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Chia Tsing Tong, Robert Victor Welland, John Hayes Ludwig, John Palmer Cordell, Samuel James McKelvie
  • Patent number: 9904568
    Abstract: High-speed processing of packets to, and from, a virtualization environment can be provided while utilizing hardware-based segmentation offload and other such functionality. A hardware vendor such as a network interface card (NIC) manufacturer can enable the hardware to support open and proprietary stateless tunneling in conjunction with a protocol such as single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) in order to implement a virtualized overlay network. The hardware can utilize various rules, for example, that can be used by the NIC to perform certain actions, such as to encapsulate egress packets and decapsulate packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pradeep Vincent, Matthew David Klein, Samuel James McKelvie
  • Publication number: 20180046870
    Abstract: A method and/or system is able to provide driver fingerprint via metadata extraction managed by a driver rating (“DR”) model trained by a machine learning center (“MLC”) coupled to a cloud based network (“CBN”). In one embodiment, a DR system includes a set of outward facing cameras, a set of inward facing cameras, and a vehicle onboard computer (“VOC”). The set of outward facing cameras mounted on a vehicle is used to collect external images representing a surrounding environment in which the vehicle operates. The set of inward facing cameras mounted in the vehicle is used to collect internal images including operator body expression representing at least operator's attention. The VOC is configured to determine the identity of operator and current operating style in response to the collected internal images, the collected external images, and historical stored data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: Surround.IO Corporation
    Inventors: John Palmer Cordell, Robert Victor Welland, Samuel James McKelvie, John Hayes Ludwig
  • Publication number: 20180046552
    Abstract: A log-structured data store implementing data backup may implement variable data replication. Write requests may be received at different storage nodes maintaining respective replicas of a portion of a log for data maintained in the log-structured data store. Log records indicating the write requests may be stored in the respective replicas of the log portions at the different storage nodes. The log records may be sent to a backup data store to be durability persisted as part of an archived version of the log. At some of the storage nodes, in response to determining that the log records have been durably persisted in the backup data store, storage space for the log records may be reclaimed. In other remaining storage nodes, the log records may be retained and made accessible for servicing read requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pradeep Jnana Madhavarapu, Anurag Windlass Gupta, Yan Valerie Leshinsky, Samuel James McKelvie, James McClellan Corey
  • Publication number: 20180046869
    Abstract: A method and/or system is able to improve vehicle safety via metadata extraction by an inferred attentional (“IA”) model trained by a virtuous cycle containing sensors, machine learning center (“MLC”), and cloud based network (“CBN”). In one aspect, the system includes a set of outward facing camera, inward facing cameras, and vehicle onboard computer (“VOC”). The outward facing cameras collect external images representing a surrounding environment in which the vehicle operates. The inward facing cameras collect internal images including operator facial expression representing at least operator's attention. The VOC is configured to identify operator's attention in response to the collected internal images and the collected external images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: Surround.IO Corporation
    Inventors: John Palmer Cordell, Robert Victor Welland, Samuel James McKelvie, John Hayes Ludwig
  • Publication number: 20180043829
    Abstract: A method or system is able to adjust an exterior mirror of a vehicle via an automatic mirror-setting (“AM”) model managed by a virtuous cycle containing a cloud based network (“CBN”). The system includes a set of mirrors, a set of inward facing cameras, a vehicle onboard computer (“VOC”), and AM module. In one embodiment, the mirrors, attached to a vehicle, are configured to capture at least a portion of external environment in which the vehicle operates. The inward facing cameras, mounted in the vehicle, are configured to collect internal images including operator facial features showing operator visual characteristics. VOC, which is coupled to CBN, is configured to determine operator vision metadata based on the internal images, operator visual characteristics, and historical stored data. The AM module is able to adaptively set a mirror to an optimal orientation so that area of external blind spot is minimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: Surround.IO Corporation
    Inventors: John Palmer Cordell, Robert Victor Welland, Samuel James McKelvie, John Hayes Ludwig
  • Publication number: 20180047288
    Abstract: A method or system is able to refine Global Positioning System (“GPS”) information for guiding a vehicle via extracted metadata using a GPS refinement (“GR”) model managed by a virtuous cycle containing sensors, machine learning center (“MLC”), and a cloud based network (“CBN”). The GR system includes a set of outward facing cameras, a vehicle onboard computer (“VOC”), and GR model. The outward facing cameras mounted on a vehicle are capable of collecting external images representing a surrounding environment in which the vehicle operates. The VOC is configured to generate a positional vehicle location with respect to the surrounding environment in accordance with the external images and historical stored data obtained from CBN. The GR model is configured to generate a driving guidance based on combined information between the positional vehicle location and GPS data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: Surround.IO Corporation
    Inventors: John Palmer Cordell, Robert Victor Welland, Samuel James McKelvie, John Hayes Ludwig
  • Publication number: 20170371778
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for reliable distributed messaging are described. A computer system includes a system memory coupled to one or more processors. The system memory comprises at least a non-volatile portion. A particular location within the non-volatile portion is designated as a target location to which a sender module participating in a communication protocol is granted write permission. A receiver module participating in the communication protocol, subsequent to a failure event that results in a loss of data stored in a volatile portion of the system memory, reads a data item written by the sender program at the target location prior to the failure event. The receiver module performs an operation based on contents of the data item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel James McKelvie, Anurag Windlass Gupta
  • Publication number: 20170357866
    Abstract: A method or system is capable of detecting operator behavior (“OB”) utilizing a virtuous cycle containing sensors, machine learning center (“MLC”), and cloud based network (“CBN”). In one aspect, the process monitors operator body language captured by interior sensors and captures surrounding information observed by exterior sensors onboard a vehicle as the vehicle is in motion. After selectively recording the captured data in accordance with an OB model generated by MLC, an abnormal OB (“AOB”) is detected in accordance with vehicular status signals received by the OB model. Upon rewinding recorded operator body language and the surrounding information leading up to detection of AOB, labeled data associated with AOB is generated. The labeled data is subsequently uploaded to CBN for facilitating OB model training at MLC via a virtuous cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Surround.IO Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Victor Welland, Samuel James McKelvie, Richard Chia-Tsing Tong, Noah Harrison Fradin, Vladimir Sadovsky
  • Publication number: 20170357864
    Abstract: A method or system capable of managing automobile parking space (“APS”) using containerized sensors, machine learning center, and cloud based network is disclosed. A process, in one aspect, monitors the surrounding information observed by a set of onboard sensors of a vehicle as the vehicle is in motion. After selectively recording the surrounding information in accordance with instructions from a containerized APS model which is received from a machine learning center, an APS and APS surrounding information are detected when the vehicle is in a parked condition. Upon rewinding recorded surrounding information leading up to the detection of APS, labeled data associated with APS is generated based on APS and the recorded surrounding information. The process subsequently uploads the labeled data to the cloud based network for facilitating APS model training at the machine learning center via a virtuous cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Surround.IO Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Victor Welland, Samuel James McKelvie, Richard Chia-Tsing Tong, Noah Harrison Fradin, Vladimir Sadovsky
  • Publication number: 20170331883
    Abstract: Hybrid quorum policies may be implemented for access requests to state maintained in a distributed system. An update to state maintained in a distributed system may be sent to multiple nodes in the distributed system maintain the state in order to satisfy a hybrid quorum policy for updating the state in the distributed system. The hybrid quorum policy may include individual quorum policies for multiple quorum sets including nodes of the distributed system. Acknowledgments received from nodes in the distributed system indicating that the update is performed may be evaluated according to the individual quorum policies to determine whether the hybrid quorum policy is satisfied. If the hybrid quorum policy is satisfied, then the update to the state may be considered durable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel James McKelvie, Anurag Windlass Gupta, Pradeep Jnana Madhavarapu, James McClellan Corey, Yan Valerie Leshinsky
  • Patent number: 9817710
    Abstract: Self-describing data blocks of a minimum atomic write size may be stored for a data store. Data may be received for storage in a data block at a persistent storage device. Metadata may be generated for the data that includes an error detection code which is generated for the data and the metadata together. An individual atomic write operation may write together the data and the metadata in the data block. When accessed, the error detection code is applicable to detect errors and the metadata may also be applicable to determine whether the data is stored for a currently assigned purpose or a previously assigned purpose of the data block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Anurag Windlass Gupta, James McClellan Corey, Yan Valerie Leshinsky, Pradeep Jnana Madhavarapu, Samuel James McKelvie