Patents by Inventor Adrian Kaehler

Adrian Kaehler 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: 10565790
    Abstract: Systems and methods for synthesizing an image of the face by a head-mounted device (HMD) are disclosed. The HMD may not be able to observe a portion of the face. The systems and methods described herein can generate a mapping from a conformation of the portion of the face that is not imaged to a conformation of the portion of the face observed. The HMD can receive an image of a portion of the face and use the mapping to determine a conformation of the portion of the face that is not observed. The HMD can combine the observed and unobserved portions to synthesize a full face image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Adrian Kaehler
  • Patent number: 10558047
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system comprises a head-mounted frame removably coupleable to the user's head; one or more light sources coupled to the head-mounted frame and configured to emit light with at least two different wavelengths toward a target object in an irradiation field of view of the light sources; one or more electromagnetic radiation detectors coupled to the head-mounted member and configured to receive light reflected after encountering the target object; and a controller operatively coupled to the one or more light sources and detectors and configured to determine and display an output indicating the identity or property of the target object as determined by the light properties measured by the detectors in relation to the light properties emitted by the light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicole Elizabeth Samec, Nastasja U. Robaina, Adrian Kaehler, Mark Baerenrodt, Eric Baerenrodt, Christopher M. Harrises, Tammy Sherri Powers
  • Publication number: 20200044864
    Abstract: Systems and methods for securely exchanging cryptographically signed records are disclosed. In one aspect, after receiving a content request, a sender device can send a record to a receiver device (e.g., an agent device) making the request. The record can be sent via a short range link in a decentralized (e.g., peer-to-peer) manner while the devices may not be in communication with a centralized processing platform. The record can comprise a sender signature created using the sender device's private key. The receiver device can verify the authenticity of the sender signature using the sender device's public key. After adding a cryptography-based receiver signature, the receiver device can redeem the record with the platform. Upon successful verification of the record, the platform can perform as instructed by a content of the record (e.g., modifying or updating a user account).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventor: Adrian Kaehler
  • Publication number: 20200018973
    Abstract: Examples of an imaging system for use with a head mounted display (HMD) are disclosed. The imaging system can include a forward-facing imaging camera and a surface of a display of the HMD can include an off-axis diffractive optical element (DOE) or hot mirror configured to reflect light to the imaging camera. The DOE or hot mirror can be segmented. The imaging system can be used for eye tracking, biometric identification, multiscopic reconstruction of the three-dimensional shape of the eye, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Anthony Klug, Adrian Kaehler
  • Patent number: 10536690
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for displaying a 3-D representation of an object are described. Apparatuses can include a rotatable structure, motor, and multiple light field sub-displays disposed on the rotatable structure. The apparatuses can store a light field image to be displayed, the light field image providing multiple different views of the object at different viewing directions. A processor can drive the motor to rotate the rotatable structure and map the light field image to each of the light field sub-displays based in part on the rotation angle, and illuminate the light field sub-displays based in part on the mapped light field image. The apparatuses can include a display panel configured to be viewed from a fiducial viewing direction, where the display panel is curved out of a plane that is perpendicular to the fiducial viewing direction, and a plurality of light field sub-displays disposed on the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Adrian Kaehler
  • Patent number: 10534954
    Abstract: An augmented reality device (ARD) can present virtual content which can provide enhanced experiences with the user's physical environment. For example, the ARD can detect a linkage between a person in the FOV of the ARD and a physical object (e.g., a document presented by the person) or detect linkages between the documents. The linkages may be used in identity verification or document verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Adrian Kaehler
  • Publication number: 20200005462
    Abstract: Systems and methods for eye image segmentation and image quality estimation are disclosed. In one aspect, after receiving an eye image, a device such as an augmented reality device can process the eye image using a convolutional neural network with a merged architecture to generate both a segmented eye image and a quality estimation of the eye image. The segmented eye image can include a background region, a sclera region, an iris region, or a pupil region. In another aspect, a convolutional neural network with a merged architecture can be trained for eye image segmentation and image quality estimation. In yet another aspect, the device can use the segmented eye image to determine eye contours such as a pupil contour and an iris contour. The device can use the eye contours to create a polar image of the iris region for computing an iris code or biometric authentication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Alexey Spizhevoy, Adrian Kaehler, Vijay Badrinarayanan
  • Publication number: 20190371028
    Abstract: A display system comprises a wearable display device for displaying augmented reality content. The display device comprises a display area comprising light redirecting features that are configured to direct light to a user. The display area is at least partially transparent and is configured to provide a view of an ambient environment through the display area. The display device is configured to determine that a reflection of the user is within the user's field of view through the display area. After making this determination, augmented reality content is displayed in the display area with the augmented reality content augmenting the user's view of the reflection. In some embodiments, the augmented reality content may overlie on the user's view of the reflection, thereby allowing all or portions of the reflection to appear to be modified to provide a realistic view of the user with various modifications made to their appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher M. Harrises, Nicole Elizabeth Samec, Nastasja U. Robaina, Mark Baerenrodt, Adam Carl Wright, Adrian Kaehler
  • Publication number: 20190368883
    Abstract: A plan through a space having a near field and a far field is determined. Using a sensor device, measurements of the far field are obtained and stored in an electronic memory. A processor uses the measurements to determine the viability of each far field plan among a plurality of candidate far field plans. The processor also determines a flexibility score for each of the candidate far field plans and selects a composite plan comprising the viable far field plan having a highest flexibility score among the viable candidate far field plans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Adrian Kaehler, Kjerstin Williams, Mark E. Duttweiler
  • Patent number: 10491402
    Abstract: Systems and methods for securely exchanging cryptographically signed records are disclosed. In one aspect, after receiving a content request, a sender device can send a record to a receiver device (e.g., an agent device) making the request. The record can be sent via a short range link in a decentralized (e.g., peer-to-peer) manner while the devices may not be in communication with a centralized processing platform. The record can comprise a sender signature created using the sender device's private key. The receiver device can verify the authenticity of the sender signature using the sender device's public key. After adding a cryptography-based receiver signature, the receiver device can redeem the record with the platform. Upon successful verification of the record, the platform can perform as instructed by a content of the record (e.g., modifying or updating a user account).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Adrian Kaehler
  • Publication number: 20190342532
    Abstract: Disclosed are improved methods, systems and devices for color night vision that reduce the number of intensifiers and/or decrease noise. In some embodiments, color night vision is provided in system in which multiple spectral bands are maintained, filtered separately, and then recombined in a unique three-lens-filtering setup. An illustrative four-camera night vision system is unique in that its first three cameras separately filter different bands using a subtractive Cyan, Magenta and Yellow (CMY) color filtering-process, while its fourth camera is used to sense either additional IR illuminators or a luminance channel to increase brightness. In some embodiments, the color night vision is implemented to distinguish details of an image in low light. The unique application of the three-lens subtractive CMY filtering allows for better photon scavenging and preservation of important color information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Michael KEESLING, Bran FERREN, Adrian KAEHLER, Dan RUDERMAN, David BEAL, Pablo MAURIN, Eric POWERS
  • Patent number: 10466478
    Abstract: Examples of an imaging system for use with a head mounted display (HMD) are disclosed. The imaging system can include a forward-facing imaging camera and a surface of a display of the HMD can include an off-axis diffractive optical element (DOE) or hot mirror configured to reflect light to the imaging camera. The DOE or hot mirror can be segmented. The imaging system can be used for eye tracking, biometric identification, multiscopic reconstruction of the three-dimensional shape of the eye, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Anthony Klug, Adrian Kaehler
  • Patent number: 10466778
    Abstract: Systems and methods for eye image set selection, eye image collection, and eye image combination are described. Embodiments of the systems and methods for eye image set selection can include comparing a determined image quality metric with an image quality threshold to identify an eye image passing an image quality threshold, and selecting, from a plurality of eye images, a set of eye images that passes the image quality threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Adrian Kaehler
  • Publication number: 20190316753
    Abstract: A texture projecting light bulb includes an extended light source located within an integrator. The integrator includes at least one aperture configured to allow light to travel out of the interior of the integrator. In various embodiments, the interior of the integrator may be a diffusely reflective surface and the integrator may be configured to produce a uniform light distribution at the aperture to approximate a point source. The integrator may be surrounded by a light bulb enclosure. In various embodiments, the light bulb enclosure may include transparent and opaque regions configured to project a structured pattern of visible and/or infrared light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Adrian Kaehler, Gary Bradski
  • Patent number: 10445881
    Abstract: Systems and methods for eye image segmentation and image quality estimation are disclosed. In one aspect, after receiving an eye image, a device such as an augmented reality device can process the eye image using a convolutional neural network with a merged architecture to generate both a segmented eye image and a quality estimation of the eye image. The segmented eye image can include a background region, a sclera region, an iris region, or a pupil region. In another aspect, a convolutional neural network with a merged architecture can be trained for eye image segmentation and image quality estimation. In yet another aspect, the device can use the segmented eye image to determine eye contours such as a pupil contour and an iris contour. The device can use the eye contours to create a polar image of the iris region for computing an iris code or biometric authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexey Spizhevoy, Adrian Kaehler, Vijay Badrinarayanan
  • Patent number: 10430985
    Abstract: A display system comprises a wearable display device for displaying augmented reality content. The display device comprises a display area comprising light redirecting features that are configured to direct light to a user. The display area is at least partially transparent and is configured to provide a view of an ambient environment through the display area. The display device is configured to determine that a reflection of the user is within the user's field of view through the display area. After making this determination, augmented reality content is displayed in the display area with the augmented reality content augmenting the user's view of the reflection. In some embodiments, the augmented reality content may overlie on the user's view of the reflection, thereby allowing all or portions of the reflection to appear to be modified to provide a realistic view of the user with various modifications made to their appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Harrises, Nicole Elizabeth Samec, Nastasja U. Robaina, Mark Baerenrodt, Adam Carl Wright, Adrian Kaehler
  • Patent number: 10408630
    Abstract: A plan through a space having a near field and a far field is determined. Using a sensor device, measurements of the far field are obtained and stored in an electronic memory. A processor uses the measurements to determine the viability of each far field plan among a plurality of candidate far field plans. The processor also determines a flexibility score for each of the candidate far field plans and selects a composite plan comprising the viable far field plan having a highest flexibility score among the viable candidate far field plans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED INVENTION, LLC
    Inventors: Adrian Kaehler, Kjerstin Williams, Mark E. Duttweiler
  • Publication number: 20190272725
    Abstract: A system for monitoring people's activity and/or health while at the same time preserving their privacy. Monitoring is accomplished by detecting state of people's electronic devices, e.g., a smart phone. When use of the monitored device deviates from an expected use an alert is automatically sent to a monitoring device. The relationships between users are optionally maintained in a social network. Privacy is strictly protected by reporting only deviations from use according to rules set by the person being monitored. Optionally an activity monitoring system receives data from multiple sources such as a home security system, IoT devices and a smartphone. The use of multiple data sources provides an improved activity monitoring system capable of distinguishing normal activity from abnormal activity that may be indicative of a physical or mental health condition. Variations in the monitored activity are used to identify potential health issues for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: New Sun Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sophia Viklund, Clark Snowdall, Adrian Kaehler, Andrew Spix
  • Patent number: 10378930
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for capturing image information. The apparatus includes a waveguide having opposed planar input and output faces. A diffractive optical element (DOE) is formed across the waveguide. The DOE is configured to couple a portion of the light passing through the waveguide into the waveguide. The light coupled into the waveguide is directed via total internal reflection to an exit location on the waveguide. The apparatus further includes a light sensor having an input positioned adjacent the exit location of the waveguide to capture light exiting therefrom and generate output signals corresponding thereto. A processor determines the angle and position of the coupled light with respect to the input face of the waveguide based on the output signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventor: Adrian Kaehler
  • Patent number: 10362285
    Abstract: Disclosed are improved methods, systems and devices for color night vision that reduce the number of intensifiers and/or decrease noise. In some embodiments, color night vision is provided in system in which multiple spectral bands are maintained, filtered separately, and then recombined in a unique three-lens-filtering setup. An illustrative four-camera night vision system is unique in that its first three cameras separately filter different bands using a subtractive Cyan, Magenta and Yellow (CMY) color filtering-process, while its fourth camera is used to sense either additional IR illuminators or a luminance channel to increase brightness. In some embodiments, the color night vision is implemented to distinguish details of an image in low light. The unique application of the three-lens subtractive CMY filtering allows for better photon scavenging and preservation of important color information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED MINDS, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Keesling, Bran Ferren, Adrian Kaehler, Dan Ruderman, David Beal, Pablo Maurin, Eric Powers