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).

  • Publication number: 20180276467
    Abstract: Systems and methods pertaining to iris recognition are disclosed. A system is disclosed comprising an iris imager configured to acquire an iris image, and a processor configured to receive a first plurality of iris images from the iris imager, generate a first plurality of iris codes corresponding to the first plurality of iris images, generate a distribution metric corresponding to an iris cell location, generate a first composite iris code using the distribution metric, and generate a first match value using the first composite iris code and a first stored iris code.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventor: Adrian KAEHLER
  • Patent number: 10060766
    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: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventor: Adrian Kaehler
  • Patent number: 10061486
    Abstract: An area monitoring system includes a camera to monitor a region of interest and provide real-time video data corresponding to real-time video images of the region of interest. A memory stores data associated with a rendered virtual environment associated with a geographic region that includes the region of interest. An image processor combines the real-time video data and the data associated with the virtual environment to generate image data. A user interface enables a user to navigate the virtual environment via inputs and displays the image data based on a location perspective corresponding to a viewing perspective of the user at a given virtual location within the virtual environment. The image processor superimposes the video images of the region of interest onto the virtual environment in the image data at a location and an orientation associated with the location perspective of the user within the virtual environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Adrian Kaehler, Matt Stine, Dan Selnick
  • Publication number: 20180198995
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an image sensor. The image sensor includes a two-dimensional pixel array divided into a plurality of blocks, each of the plurality of blocks comprising pixels arranged in at least two different rows and two different columns, and a shutter mechanism that exposes the plurality of blocks sequentially, with all pixels in each block being exposed synchronously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventor: Adrian KAEHLER
  • Publication number: 20180157398
    Abstract: A wearable display system can automatically recognize a physical remote or a device that the remote serves using computer vision techniques. The wearable system can generate a virtual remote with a virtual control panel viewable and interactable by user of the wearable system. The virtual remote can emulate the functionality of the physical remote. The user can select a virtual remote for interaction, for example, by looking or pointing at the parent device or its remote control, or by selecting from a menu of known devices. The virtual remote may include a virtual button, which is associated with a volume in the physical space. The wearable system can detect that a virtual button is actuated by determining whether a portion of the user's body (e.g., the user's finger) has penetrated the volume associated with the virtual button.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Adrian Kaehler, John Adam Croston
  • Publication number: 20180149496
    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: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventor: Adrian KAEHLER
  • Publication number: 20180146180
    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: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Michael KEESLING, Bran FERREN, Adrian KAEHLER, Dan RUDERMAN, David BEAL, Pablo MAURIN, Eric POWERS
  • Publication number: 20180137678
    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: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventor: Adrian Kaehler
  • Publication number: 20180106625
    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: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Adrian Kaehler, Kjerstin Williams, Mark E. Duttweiler
  • Patent number: 9946584
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for extracting application relevant data from messages. In one embodiment, a system can comprise a message parser that parses messages and builds a message tree having one or more objects, one or more data type templates that define a given data type based on one or more data elements and a comparison engine that matches data elements in the one or more objects with data elements in the one or more data type templates. The comparison engine groups data elements in the one or more objects that matches data elements in the one or more data templates as a specific data type corresponding to the associated data type template that is matched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Adrian Kaehler, Shi-Ping Hsu
  • Patent number: 9948874
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an image sensor. The image sensor includes a two-dimensional pixel array divided into a plurality of blocks, each of the plurality of blocks comprising pixels arranged in at least two different rows and two different columns, and a shutter mechanism that exposes the plurality of blocks sequentially, with all pixels in each block being exposed synchronously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventor: Adrian Kaehler
  • Publication number: 20180096503
    Abstract: A wearable device can include an inward-facing imaging system configured to acquire images of a user's periocular region. The wearable device can determine a relative position between the wearable device and the user's face based on the images acquired by the inward-facing imaging system. The relative position may be used to determine whether the user is wearing the wearable device, whether the wearable device fits the user, or whether an adjustment to a rendering location of virtual object should be made to compensate for a deviation of the wearable device from its normal resting position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Adrian Kaehler, Gary Bradski, Vijay Badrinarayanan
  • Publication number: 20180088340
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating a face model for a user of a head-mounted device are disclosed. The head-mounted device can include one or more eye cameras configured to image the face of the user while the user is putting the device on or taking the device off. The images obtained by the eye cameras may be analyzed using a stereoscopic vision technique, a monocular vision technique, or a combination, to generate a face model for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Gholamreza Amayeh, Adrian Kaehler, Douglas Lee
  • Publication number: 20180089834
    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: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Alexey Spizhevoy, Adrian Kaehler, Vijay Badrinarayanan
  • Publication number: 20180081179
    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: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Nicole Elizabeth Samec, Nastasja U. Robaina, Adrian Kaehler, Mark Baerenrodt, Eric Baerenrodt, Christopher M. Harrises, Tammy Sherri Powers
  • Publication number: 20180080803
    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: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventor: Adrian KAEHLER
  • Publication number: 20180047395
    Abstract: An augmented reality (AR) device can be configured to monitor ambient audio data. The AR device can detect speech in the ambient audio data, convert the detected speech into text, or detect keywords such as rare words in the speech. When a rare word is detected, the AR device can retrieve auxiliary information (e.g., a definition) related to the rare word from a public or private source. The AR device can display the auxiliary information for a user to help the user better understand the speech. The AR device may perform translation of foreign speech, may display text (or the translation) of a speaker's speech to the user, or display statistical or other information associated with the speech.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey Sommers, Jennifer M.R. Devine, Joseph Wayne Seuck, Adrian Kaehler
  • Patent number: 9891077
    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: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventor: Adrian Kaehler
  • Patent number: 9894337
    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: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Applied Minds, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Keesling, Bran Ferren, Adrian Kaehler, Dan Ruderman, David Beal, Pablo Maurin, Eric Powers
  • Publication number: 20180034642
    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: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventor: Adrian Kaehler