Patents by Inventor Stephen Bailey

Stephen Bailey 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: 10262448
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically animating a character based on an existing corpus of animation are described. The character may be from a previously produced feature animated film, and the data used for training may be the data used to animate the character in the film. A low-dimensional embedding for subsets of the existing animation corresponding to different semantic labels may be learned by mapping high-dimensional rig control parameters to a latent space. A particle model may be used to move within the latent space, thereby generating novel animations corresponding to the space's semantic label, such as a pose. Bridges may link a first pose of a first model within the latent space that is similar to a second pose of a second model of the space. Animations corresponding to transitions between semantic labels may be generated by creating animation paths that traverse a bridge from one model into another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: DreamWorks Animation L.L.C.
    Inventors: Stephen Bailey, Martin Watt, Bo Morgan, James O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20190073826
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable medium for approximating mesh deformations for character rigs are disclosed. An embodiment includes applying a first deformation function to one or more mesh elements to determine an intermediate position based on a transform to a first structural element, wherein the one or more mesh elements are assigned to the first structural element, generating an offset based on a second deformation function for the one or more mesh elements using a deformation function approximation model, wherein the offset is a positional offset of the one or more mesh elements from the intermediate position to a target position corresponding to the transform applied to the first structural element, and generating a combined mesh deformation for the one or more mesh elements by combining the intermediate position and the offset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: DreamWorks Animation LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Bailey, Paul DiLorenzo, David Otte, James O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10137652
    Abstract: A method of hose construction comprises: providing a sacrificial layer on the surface of a hose former; constructing a hose on the sacrificial layer; forcing pressurized fluid between the sacrificial layer and the hose former to separate the hose former from the sacrificial layer; and separating the sacrificial layer from the hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: DUNLOP OIL & MARINE LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen Bailey, Krystian Paskiewicz, Simon Bishop
  • Patent number: 9994506
    Abstract: A process for transitioning a reactor from base-catalyzed polyol production to double metal cyanide (DMC)-catalyzed polyol production is described. The process includes discharging a base-catalyzed and un-neutralized product mixture from a reactor, and adding an acidified polyether polyol starter and DMC catalyst mixture to the reactor. A DMC-catalyzed polyol production reaction can then be conducted in the reactor without intermediate washing or rinsing of the reactor, and without catalyst deactivation from base or alkaline hold-up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: COVESTRO LLC
    Inventors: Peter Uthe, Jack R. Reese, Stephen Bailey
  • Publication number: 20180135883
    Abstract: The newly discovered, Arc-Flashpoint Technology (AFPT) is the subject of several contemporaneously filed inventions teaching the combining of the properties of ionic plasma with nucleomagnetics as is further disclosed in the Amo Vigen Scrunched Cube Atomic Model (AVSCAM invention). By utilizing dissimilar metals in a special crucible, while a high voltage, low amperage, pulse modulated electrical current is passing between a Cathode part to an Anode part in an aqueous liquid, free floating ions are released in such abundance, that the amount of energy delivered into the system is fully transferred into heat just from the water molecules, by the explosion of the plasma released Hydrogen and Oxygen gasses when the two gasses recombine in the said crucible and ignite to form a controlled explosive reaction that in the process generates a massive amount of heat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventor: Kenneth Stephen Bailey
  • Publication number: 20170305826
    Abstract: A process for transitioning a reactor from base-catalyzed polyol production to double metal cyanide (DMC)-catalyzed polyol production is described. The process includes discharging a base-catalyzed and un-neutralized product mixture from a reactor, and adding an acidified polyether polyol starter and DMC catalyst mixture to the reactor. A DMC-catalyzed polyol production reaction can then be conducted in the reactor without intermediate washing or rinsing of the reactor, and without catalyst deactivation from base or alkaline hold-up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Peter Uthe, Jack R. Reese, Stephen Bailey
  • Publication number: 20170206696
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically animating a character based on an existing corpus of animation are described. The character may be from a previously produced feature animated film, and the data used for training may be the data used to animate the character in the film. A low-dimensional embedding for subsets of the existing animation corresponding to different semantic labels may be learned by mapping high-dimensional rig control parameters to a latent space. A particle model may be used to move within the latent space, thereby generating novel animations corresponding to the space's semantic label, such as a pose. Bridges may link a first pose of a first model within the latent space that is similar to a second pose of a second model of the space. Animations corresponding to transitions between semantic labels may be generated by creating animation paths that traverse a bridge from one model into another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Applicant: DreamWorks Animation LLC
    Inventors: Stephen BAILEY, Martin WATT, Bo MORGAN, James O'BRIEN
  • Patent number: 9527958
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for the production of a high purity polyether carbonate polyol. The high purity polyether carbonate polyols prepared by the process herein contain a low level of catalyst residues. The process adds diatomaceous earth to a polyether carbonate polyol to form a suspension, mixes the suspension for a specified time period at a specified temperature, and filters the suspension to form the high purity polyether carbonate polyol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Covestro LLC
    Inventors: Peter Uthe, Stephen Bailey, Robert Gastinger
  • Patent number: 9438962
    Abstract: A system which correlates across multiple images to find commonalities among the images and compresses according to those commonalities. The commonalities can be across multiple different images which are unrelated. The information is quantized according to the client that will display the images, and then, and luminance in common color areas are encoded as a single encoding. A WAP application may also be downloaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: UBIQUITY
    Inventors: Kenneth Stephen Bailey, Christopher Carmichael
  • Publication number: 20160214339
    Abstract: A method of hose construction comprises: providing a sacrificial layer on the surface of a hose former; constructing a hose on the sacrificial layer; forcing pressurised fluid between the sacrificial layer and the hose former to separate the hose former from the sacrificial layer; and separating the sacrificial layer from the hose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Stephen Bailey, Krystian Paskiewicz, Simon Bishop
  • Patent number: 9218785
    Abstract: A lighting correction filter for selectively correcting lighting in computer animation is disclosed. The lighting correction filter can select a computer-generated object having one or more lighting attributes. The selected object can be a portion of an object, an entire object, a portion of a computer-generated scene, or an entire scene. The filter can then set lighting correction values for the lighting attributes of the selected object. The lighting correction values can be color values, exposure values, or both. The filter can apply the lighting correction values to the selected object's lighting attributes to effect a lighting correction in the object prior to rendering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: DreamWorks Animation LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Bailey
  • Publication number: 20150315337
    Abstract: This invention relates to a process for the production of a high purity polyether carbonate polyol. The high purity polyether carbonate polyols prepared by the process herein contain a low level of catalyst residues. The process adds diatomaceous earth to a polyether carbonate polyol to form a suspension, mixes the suspension for a specified time period at a specified temperature, and filters the suspension to form the high purity polyether carbonate polyol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Uthe, Stephen Bailey, Robert Gastinger
  • Patent number: 8929434
    Abstract: Image or video from a cell phone is processed to expand the image in a way to display it on a high definition video screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Stephen Bailey, Christopher Carmichael
  • Patent number: 8850235
    Abstract: A system and method for enabling power over Ethernet (PoE) for legacy devices. Legacy devices often represent a large installed base of devices. This installed base of devices (e.g., mobile computing devices) may have little or no PoE functionality. It is a feature of the present invention that an external device (e.g., dongle) can be used to retrofit such an installed base of devices for use with state of the art PoE functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Wael William Diab, Stephen Bailey
  • Publication number: 20140267354
    Abstract: A lighting correction filter for selectively correcting lighting in computer animation is disclosed. The lighting correction filter can select a computer-generated object having one or more lighting attributes. The selected object can be a portion of an object, an entire object, a portion of a computer-generated scene, or an entire scene. The filter can then set lighting correction values for the lighting attributes of the selected object. The lighting correction values can be color values, exposure values, or both. The filter can apply the lighting correction values to the selected object's lighting attributes to effect a lighting correction in the object prior to rendering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: DREAMWORKS ANIMATION LLC
    Inventor: Stephen BAILEY
  • Publication number: 20140201413
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for backplane support of 100/1000 Ethernet. A communication card for use in a chassis system is provided that includes a 100BASE-TX physical layer device component, a 1000BASE-KX physical layer device component, and a backplane connector, which is configured for enabling communication by the communication card over a backplane of the chassis system. The communication card also includes a selection module (e.g., a multiplexer) that is configured to selectively couple one of the 100BASE-TX physical layer device component and the 1000BASE-KX physical layer device component to the backplane connector, wherein the selective coupling enables a selected one of the 100BASE-TX physical layer device component and the 1000BASE-KX physical layer device component to communicate with a second communication card via the backplane of the chassis system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Bailey
  • Patent number: 8516455
    Abstract: An approach is provided in preparing a dynamically loaded kernel extension. The approach includes compiling a kernel extension program that includes a symbol, such as a function. The symbol is exported from the kernel extension program and a symbol broker that references the exported symbol is compiled. A kernel extension loader library is created with a defined callable symbol that corresponds to the exported symbol. The kernel extension loader library is linked by an external program after compilation of the external program resulting in a compiled external program. The kernel extension loader library dynamically loads the compiled kernel extension program, the compiled symbol broker, and the exported symbol when the defined callable symbol is referenced by during execution of the compiled external program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Philip Fried, Stephen Bailey Peckham
  • Patent number: 8467775
    Abstract: Video clips are stored and converted on a website into different formats which are compatible with different cellular phones. The source for the video can be sources such as DVDs, other cellular phones, or broadcast television. The system can automatically store profiles from multiple different phones and automatically carry out a conversion based on information stored in the profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Ubiquity Holdings
    Inventors: Kenneth Stephen Bailey, Christopher Carmichael
  • Publication number: 20130060595
    Abstract: Systems and methods for forecasting a buying budget for a future inventory and selling period includes receiving historical revenue and historical inventory data associated with a particular category of products. Selling seasons are defined from the historical revenue and historical inventory data. For each selling season, a buying budget may be determined indicating how much a retailer should spend purchasing inventory for the season. A user interface may be used to modify various inputs that may impact the buying budget for a given season, such as modifying the definition of a seasonal period and modifying monthly revenue goals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Stephen Bailey
  • Publication number: 20120324484
    Abstract: An approach is provided in preparing a dynamically loaded kernel extension. The approach includes compiling a kernel extension program that includes a symbol, such as a function. The symbol is exported from the kernel extension program and a symbol broker that references the exported symbol is compiled. A kernel extension loader library is created with a defined callable symbol that corresponds to the exported symbol. The kernel extension loader library is linked by an external program after compilation of the external program resulting in a compiled external program. The kernel extension loader library dynamically loads the compiled kernel extension program, the compiled symbol broker, and the exported symbol when the defined callable symbol is referenced by during execution of the compiled external program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Philip Fried, Stephen Bailey Peckham