Patents Assigned to 7HUGS LABS
  • Patent number: 11002820
    Abstract: Methods and systems associated with aligning reference frames used for tracking an object are disclosed. One embodiment disclosed herein is a method for generating a transform between a first and second frame of reference (FOR) using a sequence of heading values of the object in the first and second FOR. The method comprises providing instructions to orient the object towards one or more external positioning devices in an orienting sequence. The method also comprises obtaining the sequence of heading values of the object in the second FOR using an onboard sensor and obtaining a sequence of position values of the object in the first FOR in accordance with the orienting sequence and using the one or more external positioning devices. The method also comprises deriving the sequence of heading values of the object in the first FOR using the sequence of position values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: 7hugs Labs SAS
    Inventors: Julien Colafrancesco, Simon Tchedikian, Nicolas Schodet, Simon Guillot
  • Publication number: 20210103024
    Abstract: Methods and systems related to an antenna orientation are disclosed herein. In one specific embodiment, a system comprises a positioning device configured to generate a positioning signal, a control object, and an object antenna configured to receive the positioning signal. The object antenna has a first polarization axis and is located on the control object. The system also comprises a positioning device antenna configured to transmit the positioning signal. The positioning device antenna has a second polarization axis and is located on the positioning device. The first polarization axis and the second polarization axis are offset from parallel by greater than thirty degrees when the positioning device and control object are in a standard operating mode. The first polarization axis and the second polarization axis are offset from perpendicular by greater than thirty degrees when the positioning device and control object are in a standard operating mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: 7hugs Labs SAS
    Inventors: Julien Colafrancesco, Oliver Mandine
  • Patent number: 10969468
    Abstract: A recursive real time positioning system setup method for immediate convergence of functional system setup is disclosed. In one disclosed embodiment, a method for onboarding a set of positioning devices to a positioning system includes issuing a human-perceptible unconnected indicator from a first positioning device in the set of positioning devices. The method also includes detecting a connection using a wireless receiver on the first positioning device. The connection is between the first positioning device and a second positioning device in the set of positioning devices. The method also includes issuing, in direct and automatic response to the detecting of the connection, a human-perceptible connected indicator from the first positioning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: 7hugs Labs SAS
    Inventors: Julien Colafrancesco, Simon Tchedikian, Nicolas Schodet, Mickael Touillaud
  • Publication number: 20210070188
    Abstract: Methods and systems related to a charging station for a tracked mobile object are disclosed. In one embodiment, a charging station is provided. The charging station comprises a charging port for a remote control, a regulator that provides power from a power source to the charging port, a transceiver that transmits an outbound positioning signal to the remote control, and a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions for a method. The method comprises at least one of generating the outbound positioning signal and receiving an inbound positioning signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: 7hugs Labs SAS
    Inventors: Julien Colafrancesco, Simon Tchedikian, Nicolas Schodet, Stephane Jaubertou, Oliver Mandine, Lionel Marty
  • Publication number: 20210044741
    Abstract: Systems and methods associated with determining a pointing target of pointing device are disclosed. One embodiment disclosed herein is a method conducted with a control device having a pointing direction and an onboard imager. The field of view of the onboard imager includes the pointing direction. The method includes capturing a reference image, determining a characteristic quantity based on the reference image, generating a feedback message based on the characteristic quantity, and predicating a setup phase termination for the control device on the characteristic quantity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: 7hugs Labs SAS
    Inventors: Julien Colafrancesco, Simon Tchedikian, Simon Guillot, Louis Xiao Wang
  • Patent number: 10871550
    Abstract: Methods and systems related to an antenna orientation are disclosed herein. In one specific embodiments, a system comprises a positioning device configured to generate a positioning signal, a control object, and an object antenna configured to receive the positioning signal. The object antenna has a first polarization axis and is located on the control object. The system also comprises a positioning device antenna configured to transmit the positioning signal. The positioning device antenna has a second polarization axis and is located on the positioning device. The first polarization axis and the second polarization axis are offset from parallel by greater than thirty degrees when the positioning device and control object are in a standard operating mode. The first polarization axis and the second polarization axis are offset from perpendicular by greater than thirty degrees when the positioning device and control object are in a standard operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: 7hugs Labs SAS
    Inventors: Julien Colafrancesco, Oliver Mandine
  • Patent number: 10821848
    Abstract: Methods and systems related to a charging station for a tracked mobile object are disclosed. In one embodiment, a charging station is provided. The charging station comprises a charging port for a remote control, a regulator that provides power from a power source to the charging port, a transceiver that transmits an outbound positioning signal to the remote control, and a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions for a method. The method comprises at least one of generating the outbound positioning signal and receiving an inbound positioning signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: 7hugs Labs SAS
    Inventors: Julien Colafrancesco, Simon Tchedikian, Nicolas Schodet, Stephane Jaubertou, Oliver Mandine, Lionel Marty
  • Publication number: 20200049793
    Abstract: Methods and systems related to an antenna orientation are disclosed herein. In one specific embodiments, a system comprises a positioning device configured to generate a positioning signal, a control object, and an object antenna configured to receive the positioning signal. The object antenna has a first polarization axis and is located on the control object. The system also comprises a positioning device antenna configured to transmit the positioning signal. The positioning device antenna has a second polarization axis and is located on the positioning device. The first polarization axis and the second polarization axis are offset from parallel by greater than thirty degrees when the positioning device and control object are in a standard operating mode. The first polarization axis and the second polarization axis are offset from perpendicular by greater than thirty degrees when the positioning device and control object are in a standard operating mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: 7hugs Labs SAS
    Inventors: Julien Colafrancesco, Oliver Mandine
  • Publication number: 20200033437
    Abstract: Methods and systems associated with aligning reference frames used for tracking an object are disclosed. One embodiment disclosed herein is a method for generating a transform between a first and second frame of reference (FOR) using a sequence of heading values of the object in the first and second FOR. The method comprises providing instructions to orient the object towards one or more external positioning devices in an orienting sequence. The method also comprises obtaining the sequence of heading values of the object in the second FOR using an onboard sensor and obtaining a sequence of position values of the object in the first FOR in accordance with the orienting sequence and using the one or more external positioning devices. The method also comprises deriving the sequence of heading values of the object in the first FOR using the sequence of position values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: 7hugs Labs SAS
    Inventors: Julien Colafrancesco, Simon Tchedikian, Nicolas Schodet, Simon Guillot
  • Publication number: 20200031237
    Abstract: Methods and systems related to a charging station for a tracked mobile object are disclosed. In one embodiment, a charging station is provided. The charging station comprises a charging port for a remote control, a regulator that provides power from a power source to the charging port, a transceiver that transmits an outbound positioning signal to the remote control, and a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions for a method. The method comprises at least one of generating the outbound positioning signal and receiving an inbound positioning signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: 7hugs Labs SAS
    Inventors: Julien Colafrancesco, Simon Tchedikian, Nicolas Schodet, Stephane Jaubertou, Oliver Mandine, Lionel Marty
  • Publication number: 20200033443
    Abstract: A recursive real time positioning system setup method for immediate convergence of functional system setup is disclosed. In one disclosed embodiment, a method for onboarding a set of positioning devices to a positioning system includes issuing a human-perceptible unconnected indicator from a first positioning device in the set of positioning devices. The method also includes detecting a connection using a wireless receiver on the first positioning device. The connection is between the first positioning device and a second positioning device in the set of positioning devices. The method also includes issuing, in direct and automatic response to the detecting of the connection, a human-perceptible connected indicator from the first positioning device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: 7hugs Labs SAS
    Inventors: Julien Colafrancesco, Simon Tchedikian, Nicolas Schodet, Mickael Touillaud
  • Patent number: 10255799
    Abstract: A method for determining a piece of equipment to be controlled by a transportable control object disposed in a space having at least one positioning unit capable of determining the relative position of the control object relative to the positioning unit, the method including: a step of determining the position and the orientation of the control object in the space from the position of the at least one positioning unit, a step of determining a direction and a sense pointed at by the control object from the position and orientation of the control object determined in this way, and a step of determining a piece of equipment to be controlled in the space from the direction and sense determined in this way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: 7HUGS LABS
    Inventor: Simon Tchedikian
  • Patent number: 10068463
    Abstract: A method for determining a piece of equipment to be controlled by a transportable control object disposed in a space having at least one positioning unit capable of determining the relative position of the control object relative to the positioning unit, the method including: a step of determining the position and the orientation of the control object in the space from the position of the at least one positioning unit, a step of determining a direction and a sense pointed at by the control object from the position and orientation of the control object determined in this way, and a step of determining a piece of equipment to be controlled in the space from the direction and sense determined in this way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: 7HUGS LABS
    Inventor: Simon Tchedikian
  • Patent number: D891453
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: 7hugs Labs SAS
    Inventors: Simon Tchedikian, Mickael Touillaud, Pierre Garner, Thomas Droze