Patents by Inventor Alan S. Gray

Alan S. Gray 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: 9824485
    Abstract: Presenting a view based on a virtual viewpoint in a three dimensional (3D) scene. The 3D scene may be presented by at least one display, which includes displaying at least one stereoscopic image of the 3D scene by the display(s). The 3D scene may be presented according to a first viewpoint. A virtual viewpoint may be determined within the 3D scene that is different than the first viewpoint. The view of the 3D scene may be presented on the display(s) according to the virtual viewpoint and/or the first view point. The presentation of the view of the 3D scene is performed concurrently with presenting the 3D scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: zSpace, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Vesely, Alan S. Gray
  • Patent number: 9684994
    Abstract: Modifying perspective of stereoscopic images provided by one or more displays based on changes in user viewpoint. The one or more displays may include a first display that is provided substantially horizontal for displaying 3D horizontal perspective images and/or a second display that is provided substantially vertical for displaying text or conventional images such as 2D images, or 3D vertical perspective images. The horizontal display surface may be typically positioned directly in front of the user, and at a height of about a desktop surface so that the user can have about a 45° looking angle. The vertical display surface may be positioned in front of the user and preferably behind and above the horizontal display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: zSpace, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Vesely, Nancy L. Clemens, Alan S. Gray
  • Publication number: 20160267707
    Abstract: Modifying perspective of stereoscopic images provided by one or more displays based on changes in user viewpoint. The one or more displays may include a first display that is provided substantially horizontal for displaying 3D horizontal perspective images and/or a second display that is provided substantially vertical for displaying text or conventional images such as 2D images, or 3D vertical perspective images. The horizontal display surface may be typically positioned directly in front of the user, and at a height of about a desktop surface so that the user can have about a 45° looking angle. The vertical display surface may be positioned in front of the user and preferably behind and above the horizontal display surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Michael A. Vesely, Nancy L. Clemens, Alan S. Gray
  • Publication number: 20160086373
    Abstract: Presenting a view based on a virtual viewpoint in a three dimensional (3D) scene. The 3D scene may be presented by at least one display, which includes displaying at least one stereoscopic image of the 3D scene by the display(s). The 3D scene may be presented according to a first viewpoint. A virtual viewpoint may be determined within the 3D scene that is different than the first viewpoint. The view of the 3D scene may be presented on the display(s) according to the virtual viewpoint and/or the first view point. The presentation of the view of the 3D scene is performed concurrently with presenting the 3D scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Michael A. Vesely, Alan S. Gray
  • Patent number: 9292962
    Abstract: Modifying perspective of stereoscopic images provided by one or more displays based on changes in user viewpoint. The one or more displays may include a first display that is provided substantially horizontal for displaying 3D horizontal perspective images and/or a second display that is provided substantially vertical for displaying text or conventional images such as 2D images, or 3D vertical perspective images. The horizontal display surface may be typically positioned directly in front of the user, and at a height of about a desktop surface so that the user can have about a 45° looking angle. The vertical display surface may be positioned in front of the user and preferably behind and above the horizontal display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: zSpace, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Vesely, Nancy L. Clemens, Alan S. Gray
  • Patent number: 9202306
    Abstract: Presenting a view based on a virtual viewpoint in a three dimensional (3D) scene. The 3D scene may be presented by at least one display, which includes displaying at least one stereoscopic image of the 3D scene by the display(s). The 3D scene may be presented according to a first viewpoint. A virtual viewpoint may be determined within the 3D scene that is different than the first viewpoint. The view of the 3D scene may be presented on the display(s) according to the virtual viewpoint and/or the first view point. The presentation of the view of the 3D scene is performed concurrently with presenting the 3D scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: zSpace, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Vesely, Alan S. Gray
  • Publication number: 20140313190
    Abstract: Modifying perspective of stereoscopic images provided by one or more displays based on changes in user viewpoint. The one or more displays may include a first display that is provided substantially horizontal for displaying 3D horizontal perspective images and/or a second display that is provided substantially vertical for displaying text or conventional images such as 2D images, or 3D vertical perspective images. The horizontal display surface may be typically positioned directly in front of the user, and at a height of about a desktop surface so that the user can have about a 45° looking angle. The vertical display surface may be positioned in front of the user and preferably behind and above the horizontal display surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: zSpace, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Vesely, Nancy L. Clemens, Alan S. Gray
  • Publication number: 20140240312
    Abstract: Presenting a view based on a virtual viewpoint in a three dimensional (3D) scene. The 3D scene may be presented by at least one display, which includes displaying at least one stereoscopic image of the 3D scene by the display(s). The 3D scene may be presented according to a first viewpoint. A virtual viewpoint may be determined within the 3D scene that is different than the first viewpoint. The view of the 3D scene may be presented on the display(s) according to the virtual viewpoint and/or the first view point. The presentation of the view of the 3D scene is performed concurrently with presenting the 3D scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: zSpace, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Vesely, Alan S. Gray
  • Patent number: 8717360
    Abstract: Presenting a view based on a virtual viewpoint in a three dimensional (3D) scene. The 3D scene may be presented by at least one display, which includes displaying at least one stereoscopic image of the 3D scene by the display(s). The 3D scene may be presented according to a first viewpoint. A virtual viewpoint may be determined within the 3D scene that is different than the first viewpoint. The view of the 3D scene may be presented on the display(s) according to the virtual viewpoint and/or the first view point. The presentation of the view of the 3D scene is performed concurrently with presenting the 3D scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: zSpace, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Vesely, Alan S. Gray
  • Patent number: 8717423
    Abstract: Modifying perspective of stereoscopic images provided by one or more displays based on changes in user viewpoint. The one or more displays may include a first display that is provided substantially horizontal for displaying 3D horizontal perspective images and/or a second display that is provided substantially vertical for displaying text or conventional images such as 2D images, or 3D vertical perspective images. The horizontal display surface may be typically positioned directly in front of the user, and at a height of about a desktop surface so that the user can have about a 45° looking angle. The vertical display surface may be positioned in front of the user and preferably behind and above the horizontal display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: zSpace, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Vesely, Nancy L. Clemens, Alan S. Gray
  • Publication number: 20110187706
    Abstract: Presenting a view based on a virtual viewpoint in a three dimensional (3D) scene. The 3D scene may be presented by at least one display, which includes displaying at least one stereoscopic image of the 3D scene by the display(s). The 3D scene may be presented according to a first viewpoint. A virtual viewpoint may be determined within the 3D scene that is different than the first viewpoint. The view of the 3D scene may be presented on the display(s) according to the virtual viewpoint and/or the first view point. The presentation of the view of the 3D scene is performed concurrently with presenting the 3D scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventors: Michael A. Vesely, Alan S. Gray
  • Publication number: 20110122130
    Abstract: Modifying perspective of stereoscopic images provided by one or more displays based on changes in user viewpoint. The one or more displays may include a first display that is provided substantially horizontal for displaying 3D horizontal perspective images and/or a second display that is provided substantially vertical for displaying text or conventional images such as 2D images, or 3D vertical perspective images. The horizontal display surface may be typically positioned directly in front of the user, and at a height of about a desktop surface so that the user can have about a 45° looking angle. The vertical display surface may be positioned in front of the user and preferably behind and above the horizontal display surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Michael A. Vesely, Nancy L. Clemens, Alan S. Gray
  • Patent number: 5618179
    Abstract: A driver training system for a user of a simulated vehicle. The system includes input devices for controlling the simulated vehicle, a video display having three-dimensional graphics, modeling software for determining position information based on the input devices, atmospheric effects software to simulate time-of-day and weather conditions, and recursive training software to display a previous route through an environment simultaneously with a present route through the environment together with associated performance data. Another aspect of the recursive training software replays either the previous route or present route and controls one of the input devices to provide "hands-on" feedback to the user. The user then incrementally and recursively maximizes parameters associated with vehicle operation skill. The driver training system may be embodied as a vehicle simulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1997
    Assignee: Atari Games Corpooration
    Inventors: Norman S. Copperman, Alan S. Gray, Wade O. Winblad
  • Patent number: 5573402
    Abstract: A driver training system for a user of a simulated vehicle. The system includes input devices for controlling the simulated vehicle, a video display having three-dimensional graphics, modeling software for determining position information based on the input devices, atmospheric effects software to simulate time-of-day and weather conditions, and recursive training software to display a previous route through an environment simultaneously with a present route through the environment together with associated performance data. Another aspect of the recursive training software replays either the previous route or present route and controls one of the input devices to provide "hands-on" feedback to the user. The user then incrementally and recursively maximizes parameters associated with vehicle operation skill. The driver training system may be embodied as a vehicle simulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1996
    Assignee: Atari Games Corporation
    Inventor: Alan S. Gray
  • Patent number: 5366376
    Abstract: A driver training system for a user of a simulated vehicle. The system includes input devices for controlling the simulated vehicle, a video display having three-dimensional graphics, modeling software for determining position information based on the input devices, atmospheric effects software to simulate time-of-day and weather conditions, and recursive training software to display a previous route through an environment simultaneously with a present route through the environment together with associated performance data. Another aspect of the recursive training software replays either the previous route or present route and controls one of the input devices to provide "hands-on" feedback to the user. The user then incrementally and recursively maximizes parameters associated with vehicle operation skill. The driver training system may be embodied as a vehicle simulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Assignee: Atari Games Corporation
    Inventors: Norman S. Copperman, Alan S. Gray, Wade O. Winblad