Patents by Inventor William Edward Macdonald

William Edward Macdonald 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: 20210329215
    Abstract: A viewing direction may define an angle/visual portion of a spherical video at which a viewing window is directed. A trajectory of viewing direction may include changes in viewing directions for playback of spherical video. Abrupt changes in the viewing directions may result in jerky or shaky views of the spherical video. Changes in the viewing directions may be stabilized to provide stabilized views of the spherical video. Amount of stabilization may be limited by a margin constraint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Daryl Stimm, William Edward MacDonald, Kyler William Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20210284358
    Abstract: A bag handling system for a mass transit environment is disclosed. The bag handling system includes a first set of autonomous automated guided vehicles and a second set of autonomous automated guided vehicles. The first and second sets of autonomous automated guided vehicles are configured to transport bags through one or more bag processing areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Richard Cottle, Luke Thomas Woods, William Edward Watt, Mick William Macdonald, Velibor Kilibarda, Kenneth Hamel, Freddie Tappo, William Frazer, Bryan Finzel, Martin Kinsella
  • Publication number: 20210250523
    Abstract: Multiple framings of a video may define different positionings of a viewing window at different moments within the video. The positionings of the viewing window defined by the multiple framings may be used as fixed positionings of the viewing window in a viewing path. The viewing path may define changes in the positioning of the viewing window between the fixed positionings. A presentation of the video may be generated to include the extents of the video within the viewing window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Daryl Stimm, Kyler William Schwartz, William Edward MacDonald
  • Patent number: 11064181
    Abstract: A viewing direction may define an angle/visual portion of a spherical video at which a viewing window is directed. A trajectory of viewing direction may include changes in viewing directions for playback of spherical video. Abrupt changes in the viewing directions may result in jerky or shaky views of the spherical video. Changes in the viewing directions may be stabilized to provide stabilized views of the spherical video. Amount of stabilization may be limited by a margin constraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: GOPRO, INC.
    Inventors: Daryl Stimm, William Edward MacDonald, Kyler William Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20210141475
    Abstract: A viewing window for a spherical video may define which extents of the spherical video are viewable. Abrupt changes in the extents defined by the viewing window may result in non-smooth views of the spherical video, such as stagger, jitter, and/or other jerky motions being included in the views of the spherical video. Changes in the extents defined by the viewing window may be smoothed to provide smoother views of the spherical video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Daryl Stimm, William Edward MacDonald
  • Publication number: 20210125303
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for image processing of spherical content via hardware acceleration components. In one embodiment, an EAC image is subdivided into facets via existing software addressing and written into the memory buffers (normally used for rectilinear cubemaps) in a graphics processing unit (GPU). The EAC facets may be translated, rotated, and/or mirrored so as to align with the expected three-dimensional (3D) coordinate space. The GPU may use existing hardware accelerator logic, parallelization, and/or addressing logic to greatly improve 3D image processing effects (such as a multi-band blend using Gaussian blurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: William Edward MacDonald, Kyler William Schwartz, David A. Newman
  • Patent number: 10992880
    Abstract: Multiple framings of a video may define different positionings of a viewing window at different moments within the video. The positionings of the viewing window defined by the multiple framings may be used as fixed positionings of the viewing window in a viewing path. The viewing path may define changes in the positioning of the viewing window between the fixed positionings. A presentation of the video may be generated to include the extents of the video within the viewing window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Daryl Stimm, Kyler William Schwartz, William Edward MacDonald
  • Publication number: 20210082085
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for optimized stitching of overcapture content. In one embodiment, the optimized stitching of the overcapture content includes capturing the overcapture content; producing overlap bands associated with the captured overcapture content; downsampling the produced overlap bands; generating derivative images from the downsampled overlap bands; generating a cost map associated with the generated derivative images; determining shortest path information for the generated cost map; generating a warp file based on the determined shortest path information, the generated warp file being utilized for the optimized stitching of the overcapture content. Camera apparatus and a non-transitory computer-readable apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Daryl Stimm, David Newman, Kyler William Schwartz, William Edward MacDonald
  • Patent number: 10921946
    Abstract: A viewing window for a spherical video may define which extents of the spherical video are viewable. Abrupt changes in the extents defined by the viewing window may result in non-smooth views of the spherical video, such as stagger, jitter, and/or other jerky motions being included in the views of the spherical video. Changes in the extents defined by the viewing window may be smoothed to provide smoother views of the spherical video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Daryl Stimm, William Edward MacDonald
  • Publication number: 20200351485
    Abstract: A viewing direction may define an angle/visual portion of a spherical video at which a viewing window is directed. A trajectory of viewing direction may include changes in viewing directions for playback of spherical video. Abrupt changes in the viewing directions may result in jerky or shaky views of the spherical video. Changes in the viewing directions may be stabilized to provide stabilized views of the spherical video. Amount of stabilization may be limited by a margin constraint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Daryl Stimm, William Edward MacDonald, Kyler William Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10681332
    Abstract: A viewing direction may define an angle/visual portion of a spherical video at which a viewing window is directed. A trajectory of viewing direction may include changes in viewing directions for playback of spherical video. Abrupt changes in the viewing directions may result in jerky or shaky views of the spherical video. Changes in the viewing directions may be stabilized to provide stabilized views of the spherical video. Amount of stabilization may be limited by a margin constraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Daryl Stimm, William Edward MacDonald, Kyler William Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20180352245
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for multi-encoder processing of high resolution content. In one embodiment, the method includes capturing high resolution imaging content; splitting up the captured high resolution imaging content into respective portions; feeding the split up portions to respective imaging encoders; packing encoded content from the respective imaging encoders into an A/V container; and storing and/or transmitting the A/V container. In another embodiment, the method includes retrieving and/or receiving an A/V container; splitting up the retrieved and/or received A/V container into respective portions; feeding the split up portions to respective imaging decoders; stitching the decoded imaging portions into a common imaging portion; and storing and/or displaying at least a portion of the common imaging portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: William Edward Macdonald, Daryl Stimm, Peter Tran, Kyler William Schwartz