Patents by Inventor Stephen Daniels

Stephen Daniels 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: 20200050208
    Abstract: Autonomous machine navigation techniques may generate a three-dimensional point cloud that represents at least a work region based on feature data and matching data. Pose data associated with points of the three-dimensional point cloud may be generated that represents poses of an autonomous machine. A boundary may be determined using the pose data for subsequent navigation of the autonomous machine in the work region. Non-vision-based sensor data may be used to determine a pose. The pose may be updated based on the vision-based pose data. The autonomous machine may be navigated within the boundary of the work region based on the updated pose. The three-dimensional point cloud may be generated based on data captured during a touring phase. Boundaries may be generated based on data captured during a mapping phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander Steven Frick, Jason Thomas Kraft, Ryan Douglas Ingvalson, Christopher Charles Osterwood, David Arthur LaRose, Zachary Irvin Parker, Adam Richard Williams, Stephen Paul Elizondo Landers, Michael Jason Ramsay, Brian Daniel Beyer
  • Publication number: 20200049979
    Abstract: A light assembly can have an array of light sources forming rows and columns, where the array comprises a plurality of chips, and each chip comprises a subarray of light sources forming the rows and columns. A boundary between chips in the array can be configured to extend diagonally across rows and columns of the array such that, for each column across which the boundary extends, the first row of the plurality rows may not have a light source disposed in the respective column, but a second row of the plurality of rows has a light source disposed in the respective column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Vincent BRENNAN, James SMALL, William Anthony WALL, Stephen Warren GORTON, Wanli CHI, Nicholas Daniel TRAIL
  • Patent number: 10545653
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a method includes displaying a representation of a first automatically-generated playlist, the representation of the first automatically-generated playlist including representations of a first set of media items selected for inclusion in the first automatically-generated playlist based on first playlist generation criteria for the first automatically-generated playlist. While displaying the first automatically-generated playlist, detecting user interaction with the representations of the first set of media items, and then detecting that a first update criterion for the first automatically-generated playlist has been met. In response, the method includes updating the first set of media items based on the first playlist generation criteria and the user interaction with the representations of the first set of media items—by adding or removing one or more removed media items from the first set of media items, and/or maintaining media items in the first set of media items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Alan C. Dye, Christopher P. Foss, Cyrus Daniel Irani, David Chance Graham, Drew Domm, Eric Lance Wilson, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Matthew Joseph Cielak, Monika Ewa Gromeck, Ofer Morag, Prashant J. Desai, Stephen Olivier Lemay, Taylor Gerard Carrigan, William Martin Bachman
  • Patent number: 10517607
    Abstract: A tissue resection guide for use with a datum includes a base releasably engagable with the datum. The tissue resection guide has a first frame fixed relative to the base and the first frame has at least one integral first guide path that is sized and configured to at least partially capture and guide a first tissue resection tool relative to the first frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Loring, Stephen G. Gilbert, Victor Chan, Chulho Pak, Michael Daniels
  • Patent number: 10511829
    Abstract: A depth camera assembly (DCA) determines depth information for a scene in a field of view of the DCA. The DCA includes a structured light (SL) illuminator, a camera, and a controller. The SL illuminator includes a source assembly, a SL element, a liquid crystal (LC) array, and a polarizer. The source assembly generates light, and the SL element generates a SL pattern using the generated light source. The LC array includes a plurality of addressable cells configured to polarize the SL pattern in accordance with adjustment instructions. The polarizer attenuates portions of the SL pattern based on the polarization of the portions of the SL pattern. The camera captures an image of the SL pattern, and the controller identifies portions of the image that are saturated and generates adjustment instructions based in part on the identified portions of the image, and provides the adjustment instructions to the LC array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Daniel Trail, Stephen James McNally
  • Publication number: 20190375107
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for robotic navigation are described. A robotic device such as a robotic vacuum or a robotic assistant may navigate a first surface. In some cases, navigating the first surface may include removing debris from the first surface. The robotic device may identify a location of a track that connects the first surface to a second surface that is vertically displaced from the first surface. The robotic device may engage the track based at least in part on the identified location. The robotic device may ascend to the second surface by activating an actuator and navigate the second surface (e.g., may remove debris from the second surface, may map the second surface, etc.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Travis Van Schoyck, Matthew Hyatt Turpin, Rizwan Ahmed, Stephen Marc Chaves, Ross Eric Kessler, Paul Daniel Martin, Michael Joshua Shomin, Moussa Ben Coulibaly
  • Publication number: 20190374378
    Abstract: A wearable device may include a first side, a second side, at least one electrode, and at least one thermocouple. The first side may be the side in contact with a subject, and the at least one electrode and the at least one thermocouple may be arranged on the first side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: Aladdin Dreamer, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig WEISS, Alean DANIEL, Stephen KROTSENG, Erik ASKIN, Gadi AMIT
  • Patent number: 10504207
    Abstract: A head-mounted display (HMD) divides an image into a high resolution (HR) inset portion at a first resolution, a peripheral portion, and a transitional portion. The peripheral portion is downsampled to a second resolution that is less than the first resolution. The transitional portion is blended such that there is a smooth change in resolution that corresponds to a change in resolution between a fovea region and a non-fovea region of a retina. An inset region is generated using the HR inset portion and the blended transitional portion, and a background region is generated using the downsampled peripheral portion. The inset region is provided to a HR inset display, and the background region is provided to a peripheral display. An optics block combines the displayed inset region with the displayed background region to generate composite content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Wilson, Douglas Robert Lanman, Nicholas Daniel Trail, Scott Charles McEldowney, Stephen James McNally, Yusufu Njoni Bamaxam Sulai
  • Publication number: 20190354766
    Abstract: This invention includes a framework and method to enable the transformation of video content into a format that allows for mapping and, hence, identification of individual sections (scene segments or otherwise) of the media content. It includes a means of ingesting images and video frames into a database. Consumer products can be matched with the images and/or objects in the images. A consumer can access the content by submitting a digital image taken on a mobile device. One or more objects in the user submitted image can be matched with products and/or commercial/promotional materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Maurice MOORE, Jimmy Daniel MOORE, Larry Patrick MURRAY
  • Publication number: 20190354099
    Abstract: Aspects may augment a robotic vehicle with one or more virtual features. In some implementations, streaming video including a first-person view (FPV) of a robotic vehicle is presented on a display of a controller as the robotic vehicle traverses a course. A virtual object may be presented on the display of the vehicle controller, and a virtual contact between the robotic vehicle and the virtual object may be detected. If the virtual object is a virtual obstacle, the robotic vehicle may be penalized for making virtual contact with the virtual obstacle. If the virtual object is a virtual reward, the robotic vehicle may be rewarded for making virtual contact with the virtual reward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Joshua Shomin, Paul Daniel Martin, Ross Eric Kessler, Matthew Hyatt Turpin, Stephen Marc Chaves, Daniel Warren Mellinger
  • Publication number: 20190354116
    Abstract: Aspects may provide navigation assistance to guide a robotic vehicle through a course defined by a plurality of gates each including a fiducial marker that encodes a location, an ordering, and a pose of the corresponding gate. In some implementations, an optimal trajectory may be generated through the course and used to determine whether to provide navigation assistance to the robotic vehicle. The optimal trajectory may include a reference path that extends through openings formed in center portions of the gates, and may be used to create a virtual tunnel indicating a maximum distance that the robotic vehicle may deviate from various points along the reference path. If the robotic vehicle deviates from the optimal trajectory by more than the distance while traversing the course, navigation assistance may be provided to the robotic vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Joshua Shomin, Paul Daniel Martin, Ross Eric Kessler, Matthew Hyatt Turpin, Stephen Marc Chaves, Daniel Warren Mellinger, III
  • Publication number: 20190352005
    Abstract: Aspects may define a race course using a plurality of gates each including a fiducial marker that encodes a location, an ordering, and a pose of the corresponding gate. Each of the gates may include an opening through which robotic vehicles participating in a race may traverse, and a flight path may be defined through the opening of the gates. Each fiducial marker may be displayed around a perimeter of the opening of a corresponding gate, and may include a unique pattern that conveys the location, ordering, and pose of the corresponding gate to video cameras provided on the robotic vehicles. A pilot may use the fiducial markers presented on the gates to navigate the robotic vehicle through the race course, for example, so that the pilot may not need to rely solely upon the first-person view provided by the streaming video transmitted from the robotic vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Joshua Shomin, Paul Daniel Martin, Ross Eric Kessler, Matthew Hyatt Turpin, Stephen Marc Chaves, Daniel Warren Mellinger, III
  • Publication number: 20190349706
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed that relate to devices and methods for sharing geo-located information between different devices. In one example, a method comprises receiving the geo-located information from a first user device having a first data type compatible with a first output component of the device, receiving first sensor data from the first device, determining a location of the geo-located information within a coordinate system in a physical environment, determining that a second user device is located in the physical environment, determining that the second device does not comprise an output component that is compatible with the first data type, transforming the geo-located information into a second data type compatible with a second output component of the second device, determining that the second device is proximate to the location of the geo-located information, and sending the geo-located information to the second device for output by the second output component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Liam KIEMELE, Donna Katherine LONG, Bryant Daniel HAWTHORNE, Anthony ERNST, Kendall Clark YORK, Jeffrey SIPKO, Janet Lynn SCHNEIDER, Christian Michael SADAK, Stephen G. LATTA
  • Publication number: 20190342696
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed that relate to devices and methods for sharing geo-located information between different devices. In one example, a method comprises receiving the geo-located information from a first user device having a first data type compatible with a first output component of the device, receiving first sensor data from the first device, determining a location of the geo-located information within a coordinate system in a physical environment, determining that a second user device is located in the physical environment, determining that the second device does not comprise an output component that is compatible with the first data type, transforming the geo-located information into a second data type compatible with a second output component of the second device, determining that the second device is proximate to the location of the geo-located information, and sending the geo-located information to the second device for output by the second output component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Liam KIEMELE, Donna Katherine LONG, Bryant Daniel HAWTHORNE, Anthony ERNST, Kendall Clark YORK, Jeffrey SIPKO, Janet Lynn SCHNEIDER, Christian Michael SADAK, Stephen G. LATTA
  • Publication number: 20190339884
    Abstract: An example component circuitry for a supply item including an example method for restricting read access to content in the component circuitry are disclosed. In the method, a command for reading data stored in a non-volatile portion of a memory of the supply item is received and depending upon whether the number of times that the command has been received exceeds a predetermined limit, processing the command. The component circuitry has a non-volatile memory and a processor, whereupon the encrypted data may be read from the non-volatile memory if the number of times that the command is received by the processor has not reached a predetermined limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen Porter Bush, Jennifer Topmiller Williams, Jimmy Daniel Moore, JR.
  • Patent number: 10456785
    Abstract: An optical sensor and airborne pathogen proliferation assembly for remote, optical detection and monitoring of pathogens is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: NUWAVE SENSOR TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen Daniels, Shane Phelan, Ruairi Monaghan
  • Patent number: 10455351
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed that relate to devices and methods for sharing geo-located information between different devices. In one example, a method comprises receiving the geo-located information from a first user device having a first data type compatible with a first output component of the device, receiving first sensor data from the first device, determining a location of the geo-located information within a coordinate system in a physical environment, determining that a second user device is located in the physical environment, determining that the second device does not comprise an output component that is compatible with the first data type, transforming the geo-located information into a second data type compatible with a second output component of the second device, determining that the second device is proximate to the location of the geo-located information, and sending the geo-located information to the second device for output by the second output component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Liam Kiemele, Donna Katherine Long, Bryant Daniel Hawthorne, Anthony Ernst, Kendall Clark York, Jeffrey Sipko, Janet Lynn Schneider, Christian Michael Sadak, Stephen G. Latta
  • Publication number: 20190315486
    Abstract: Various methods for providing adaptive voxels for an aerial light show may include determining a physical location of a robotic vehicle with respect to the aerial display, determining an appropriate light emission for the aerial light show based on the physical location of the robotic vehicle with respect to the aerial display, and adjusting a light emission of a light source of the robotic vehicle accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Paul Daniel MARTIN, Aleksandr KUSHLEYEV, Michael Joshua SHOMIN, Matthew Hyatt TURPIN, Stephen Marc CHAVES, Daniel Warren MELLINGER, III, Ross Eric KESSLER, Moussa Ben COULIBALY
  • Patent number: 10433752
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the real-time identification of seizures in an Electroencephalogram (EEG) signal. The method provides for patient-independent seizure identification by use of a multi-patient trained generic Support Vector Machine (SVM) classifier. The SVM classifier is operates on a large feature vector combining features from a wide variety of signal processing and analysis techniques. The method operates sufficiently accurately to be suitable for use in a clinical environment. The method may also be combined with additional classifiers, such a Gaussian Mixture Model (GMM) classifier, for improved robustness, and one or more dynamic classifiers such as an SVM using sequential kernels for improved temporal analysis of the EEG signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: National University of Ireland
    Inventors: Stephen Daniel Faul, Andriy Temko, William Peter Marnane, Gordon Lightbody, Geraldine Bernadette Boylan
  • Patent number: 10434271
    Abstract: A blower assembly is configured to deliver a flow of breathable gas at a continuously positive pressure with respect to ambient air pressure to a patient interface in communication with an entrance to a patient's airways including at least an entrance of the patient's nares, while the patient is sleeping, to ameliorate sleep disordered breathing. The blower assembly includes a motor having a shaft that extends from opposite sides of the motor. The blower assembly also includes an impeller and a circuit board. The impeller is attached to the shaft on a first side of the motor and is structured to rotate in close proximity to a volute wall. The circuit board is configured to control power supplied to the motor and is configured to disable the motor when the impeller is closer than a predetermined distance from the volute wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Geoffrey Daniel Daly, Alexander Virr, Stephen Anthony Lea, Nicholas Jerome Reed