Patents by Inventor Adrian Wong

Adrian Wong 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: 20210005123
    Abstract: A head mounted display (HMD) system includes a display for emitting light toward an eye-ward side of the system and which allows both ambient light and emitted light to reach an eye of a user. The system provides augmented reality (AR) based viewing and includes a rotatable substrate supporting a set of light emitting elements (301). Each light emitting element is oriented toward a world side of the HMD system. A rotatable reflective surface is positioned on the world side of the set of the light emitting elements. The reflective surface reflects emitted light toward a user eye. A motor, coupled to the rotatable substrate and the rotatable reflective surface, rotates these elements about a common axis and a display driver selectively activates the light emitting elements during this rotation in accordance with an illumination sequence so as to provide an image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew VALENTE, Konstantin GROMOV, Kyle SKELTON, John FITCH, Clayton KIMBER, Ozan CAKMAKCI, Adrian WONG
  • Patent number: 10827164
    Abstract: A head-mounted display (HMD) device includes one or more active shutters coupled to a synchronization module. The synchronization module includes a first photodiode configured to detect a synchronization signal for controlling operation of the one or more active shutters. The one or more active shutters are configured to alternate between an open state to pass light and a closed state to block light for reducing a duty cycle of a display screen of a mobile device positioned within the HMD device. The synchronization signal provides a timing to block light from the display screen for a display update duration corresponding to a subset of pixels of the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: John D. Perreault, Jonathan Huang, Patrick Llull, Adrian Wong, Justin Legakis
  • Patent number: 10682055
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described herein for fluorescent imaging of a retina using a head-mountable device. The retina is illuminated by a head-mountable device (HMD) with light at an excitation wavelength of a fluorophore in the retina and imaged by the HMD at an emission wavelength of the fluorophore. The direction of gaze of a user of the HMD could be determined from the retinal image. The pattern of vasculature in the retinal image could be used to identify the user of the HMD. Information in the retinal image could be used to determine the medical state of the user and diagnose disease states. Fluorescent agents can be introduced into the vasculature of the wearer of the HMD to facilitate these or other applications of fluorescent imaging of the retina using the HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Adrian Wong, Philipp Helmut Schmaelzle, Andrew Jason Conrad, Samuel D'Amico
  • Publication number: 20190273911
    Abstract: A head-mounted display (HMD) device includes one or more active shutters coupled to a synchronization module. The synchronization module includes a first photodiode configured to detect a synchronization signal for controlling operation of the one or more active shutters. The one or more active shutters are configured to alternate between an open state to pass light and a closed state to block light for reducing a duty cycle of a display screen of a mobile device positioned within the HMD device. The synchronization signal provides a timing to block light from the display screen for a display update duration corresponding to a subset of pixels of the display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: John D. PERREAULT, Jonathan HUANG, Patrick LLULL, Adrian WONG, Justin LEGAKIS
  • Patent number: 10379346
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and devices for rendering interactions between virtual and physical objects on a substantially transparent display are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes displaying a user-interface on a substantially transparent display of a wearable computing device. The method further includes displaying a virtual object in the view region at a focal length along a first line of sight and detecting a physical object at a physical distance along a second line of sight. The method still further includes determining that a relationship between the focal length and the physical distance is such that the virtual object and the physical object appear substantially co-located in a user-view through the view region and, responsive to the determination, initiating a collision action between the virtual object and the physical object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Adrian Wong, Xiaoyu Miao
  • Patent number: 10330940
    Abstract: Methods and systems involving a graphic display in a head mounted display (HMD) are disclosed herein. An exemplary system may be configured to: (1) at a computing system associated with a head-mountable display, receive head-movement data indicative of head movement; (2) use one or more context signals to determine a first activity associated with the head-mountable device; (3) determine a head-movement interpretation scheme corresponding to the first activity; (4) apply the determined head-movement interpretation scheme to determine input data corresponding to the received head-movement data; and (5) provide the determined input data for at least one function of the head-mountable display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Hayes Solos Raffle, Adrian Wong, Ryan Geiss
  • Publication number: 20190179525
    Abstract: Methods and systems involving resolution of directional ambiguity between a graphical display and a touch-based user-interface are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Thad Eugene Starner, Nirmal Patel, Michael Patrick Johnson, Adrian Wong
  • Patent number: 10102666
    Abstract: A method includes determining, at a first time, a representation of a first head rotation of a head mounted display (HMD) using a first inertial sensor sample stream and rendering, at an application processor, a texture based on the first head rotation. The method further includes determining, at a second time subsequent to the first time, a representation of a second head rotation of the HMD using a second inertial sensor sample stream having a higher sampling rate than the first inertial sensor sample stream, and generating, at a compositor, a rotated representation of the texture based on a difference between the first head rotation and the second head rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Evan Hardesty Parker, Johnny Chung Lee, Adrian Wong
  • Patent number: 10092237
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes example systems and methods for identifying an indication of an injury of a user of a wearable computing device. The systems and methods may be directed to determining that an acceleration experienced by the wearable computing device exceeds a threshold value. In response, the wearable computing device may perform a diagnostic procedure in order to identify an indication of an injury experienced by the user of the wearable computing device. The diagnostic procedure may include one or more of an eye response test, a verbal response test, a motor response test, and a visual diagnostic test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Adrian Wong, Harvey Ho
  • Patent number: 9949637
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described herein for fluorescent imaging of a retina using a head-mountable device. The retina is illuminated by a head-mountable device (HMD) with light at an excitation wavelength of a fluorophore in the retina and imaged by the HMD at an emission wavelength of the fluorophore. The direction of gaze of a user of the HMD could be determined from the retinal image. The pattern of vasculature in the retinal image could be used to identify the user of the HMD. Information in the retinal image could be used to determine the medical state of the user and diagnose disease states. Fluorescent agents can be introduced into the vasculature of the wearer of the HMD to facilitate these or other applications of fluorescent imaging of the retina using the HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Adrian Wong, Philipp Helmut Schmaelzle, Andrew Jason Conrad, Samuel D'Amico
  • Publication number: 20180024363
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and devices for rendering interactions between virtual and physical objects on a substantially transparent display are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes displaying a user-interface on a substantially transparent display of a wearable computing device. The method further includes displaying a virtual object in the view region at a focal length along a first line of sight and detecting a physical object at a physical distance along a second line of sight. The method still further includes determining that a relationship between the focal length and the physical distance is such that the virtual object and the physical object appear substantially co-located in a user-view through the view region and, responsive to the determination, initiating a collision action between the virtual object and the physical object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Adrian Wong, Xiaoyu Miao
  • Patent number: 9857965
    Abstract: Methods and systems involving resolution of directional ambiguity between a graphical display and a touch-based user-interface are disclosed herein. An example system may be configured to: (a) cause a visual depiction of a first reference marker on a graphical display; (b) receive first input data indicating an initial touch input on a touch-based user-interface, where the initial touch input corresponds to an input-direction path having a first end and a second end, and where the touch input corresponds to movement of the input-direction path; (c) associate movement of the first reference marker with subsequent touch inputs; (d) receive second input data indicating a subsequent touch input; and (e) cause a visual depiction of movement of a second reference marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Thad Eugene Starner, Nirmal Patel, Adrian Wong, Michael Patrick Johnson
  • Patent number: 9838814
    Abstract: Example methods and systems for displaying one or more indications that indicate (i) the direction of a source of sound and (ii) the intensity level of the sound are disclosed. A method may involve receiving audio data corresponding to sound detected by a wearable computing system. Further, the method may involve analyzing the audio data to determine both (i) a direction from the wearable computing system of a source of the sound and (ii) an intensity level of the sound. Still further, the method may involve causing the wearable computing system to display one or more indications that indicate (i) the direction of the source of the sound and (ii) the intensity level of the sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Adrian Wong, Xiaoyu Miao
  • Patent number: 9784971
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and devices for rendering interactions between virtual and physical objects on a substantially transparent display are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes displaying a user-interface on a substantially transparent display of a wearable computing device. The method further includes displaying a virtual object in the view region at a focal length along a first line of sight and detecting a physical object at a physical distance along a second line of sight. The method still further includes determining that a relationship between the focal length and the physical distance is such that the virtual object and the physical object appear substantially co-located in a user-view through the view region and, responsive to the determination, initiating a collision action between the virtual object and the physical object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Wong, Xiaoyu Miao
  • Publication number: 20170261750
    Abstract: Apparatus are described herein including an imaging device and a multi-pixel display disposed in a head-mountable device (HMD). The apparatus includes an optical system configured to optically couple the multi-pixel display and the imaging device to a retina of a wearer of the head-mountable device, such that the retina is at a focal plane that is conjugate to both a first focal plane at the multi-pixel display and a second focal plane at the imaging device. The direction of gaze of a user of the HMD could be determined from the retinal image. The determined gaze direction could be used to operate the HMD. The pattern of vasculature in the retinal image could be used to identify the user of the HMD. Information in the retinal image could be used to determine the medical state of the user and diagnose disease states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Wong, Philipp Helmut Schmaelzle, Samuel D'Amico
  • Publication number: 20170262150
    Abstract: A wearable computing device includes a head-mounted display (HMD) that provides a field of view in which at least a portion of the environment of the wearable computing device is viewable. The HMD is operable to display images superimposed over the field of view. When the wearable computing device determines that a target device is within its environment, the wearable computing device obtains target device information related to the target device. The target device information may include information that defines a virtual control interface for controlling the target device and an identification of a defined area of the target device on which the virtual control image is to be provided. The wearable computing device controls the HMD to display the virtual control image as an image superimposed over the defined area of the target device in the field of view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Adrian Wong, Xiaoyu Miao
  • Patent number: 9740842
    Abstract: A wearable computing device is authenticated using bone conduction. When a user wears the device, a bone conduction speaker and a bone conduction microphone on the device contact the user's head at positions proximate the user's skull. A calibration process is performed by transmitting a signal from the speaker through the skull and receiving a calibration signal at the microphone. An authentication process is subsequently performed by transmitting another signal from the speaker through the skull and an authentication signal is received at the microphone. In the event that frequency response characteristics of the authentication signal match the frequency response characteristics of the calibration signal, the user is authenticated and the device is enabled for user interaction without requiring the user to input any additional data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Wong, Thad Eugene Starner, Joshua Weaver
  • Patent number: 9678654
    Abstract: A wearable computing device includes a head-mounted display (HMD) that provides a field of view in which at least a portion of the environment of the wearable computing device is viewable. The HMD is operable to display images superimposed over the field of view. When the wearable computing device determines that a target device is within its environment, the wearable computing device obtains target device information related to the target device. The target device information may include information that defines a virtual control interface for controlling the target device and an identification of a defined area of the target device on which the virtual control image is to be provided. The wearable computing device controls the HMD to display the virtual control image as an image superimposed over the defined area of the target device in the field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Wong, Xiaoyu Miao
  • Patent number: 9552676
    Abstract: Exemplary methods and systems relate to detecting physical objects near a substantially transparent head-mounted display (HMD) system and activating a collision-avoidance action to alert a user of the detected objects. Detection techniques may include receiving data from distance and/or relative movement sensors and using this data as a basis for determining an appropriate collision-avoidance action. Exemplary collision-avoidance actions may include de-emphasizing virtual objects displayed on the HMD to provide a less cluttered view of the physical objects through the substantially transparent display and/or presenting new virtual objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Wong, Xiaoyu Miao
  • Publication number: 20170000418
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes example systems and methods for identifying an indication of an injury of a user of a wearable computing device. The systems and methods may be directed to determining that an acceleration experienced by the wearable computing device exceeds a threshold value. In response, the wearable computing device may perform a diagnostic procedure in order to identify an indication of an injury experienced by the user of the wearable computing device. The diagnostic procedure may include one or more of an eye response test, a verbal response test, a motor response test, and a visual diagnostic test.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Adrian Wong, Harvey Ho