Patents by Inventor Alejandro Kauffmann

Alejandro Kauffmann 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: 11392252
    Abstract: A removable electronics device and related pre-fabricated sensor assemblies having different sensor layouts are provided. The removable electronics module includes one or more processors, an inertial measurement unit, a first communication interface configured to communicatively couple the removable electronics device to one or more computing devices, a second communication interface configured to communicatively couple the removable electronics device to a plurality of pre-fabricated sensor assemblies, and a housing at least partially enclosing the processor, the inertial measurement unit, the first communication interface, and the second communication interface. The housing includes a first opening in at least one longitudinal surface and adjacent to at least a portion of the first communication interface and a plurality of second openings in a lower surface and adjacent to the plurality of contact pads of the second communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Kishore Sundara-Rajan, Mauricio E. Gutierrez Bravo, Ivan Poupyrev, Alejandro Kauffmann
  • Publication number: 20210240273
    Abstract: A low-power object tracking system is disclosed that includes an object tracking device that senses one or more magnetic field(s) to determine a position of the object tracking device. The object tracking device includes a magnetic field sensor including one or more receiving coils and position tracking circuitry in communication with the magnetic field sensor. The position tracking circuitry is configured to determine at least one field strength associated with at least one stationary magnetic field sensed at the one or more receiving coils, and to determine position information associated with the housing based at least in part on the at least one field strength. The object tracking device includes a communication interface configured to transmit the position information to at least one remote computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventor: Alejandro Kauffmann
  • Publication number: 20210216153
    Abstract: A removable electronics device and related pre-fabricated sensor assemblies having different sensor layouts are provided. The removable electronics module includes one or more processors, an inertial measurement unit, a first communication interface configured to communicatively couple the removable electronics device to one or more computing devices, a second communication interface configured to communicatively couple the removable electronics device to a plurality of pre-fabricated sensor assemblies, and a housing at least partially enclosing the processor, the inertial measurement unit, the first communication interface, and the second communication interface. The housing includes a first opening in at least one longitudinal surface and adjacent to at least a portion of the first communication interface and a plurality of second openings in a lower surface and adjacent to the plurality of contact pads of the second communication interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Kishore Sundara-Rajan, Mauricio E. Gutierrez Bravo, Ivan Poupyrev, Alejandro Kauffmann
  • Publication number: 20210096650
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to identifying three-dimensional-human-gesture input. In particular, the methods and systems of the present disclosure can: receive from one or more sensors, data describing one or more three-dimensional motions comprising a three-dimensional-human-gesture input; generate, based at least in part on the data describing the one or more three-dimensional motions, two-dimensional data at least partially describing at least one motion of the one or more three-dimensional motions; and identify, based at least in part on the two-dimensional data, the three-dimensional-human-gesture input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventor: Alejandro Kauffmann
  • Patent number: 10963106
    Abstract: A removable electronics device and related pre-fabricated sensor assemblies having different sensor layouts are provided. The removable electronics module includes one or more processors, an inertial measurement unit, a first communication interface configured to communicatively couple the removable electronics device to one or more computing devices, a second communication interface configured to communicatively couple the removable electronics device to a plurality of pre-fabricated sensor assemblies, and a housing at least partially enclosing the processor, the inertial measurement unit, the first communication interface, and the second communication interface. The housing includes a first opening in at least one longitudinal surface and adjacent to at least a portion of the first communication interface and a plurality of second openings in a lower surface and adjacent to the plurality of contact pads of the second communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Kishore Sundara-Rajan, Mauricio E. Gutierrez Bravo, Ivan Poupyrev, Alejandro Kauffmann, Mustafa Emre Karagozler
  • Publication number: 20210064161
    Abstract: A removable electronics device and related pre-fabricated sensor assemblies having different sensor layouts are provided. The removable electronics module includes one or more processors, an inertial measurement unit, a first communication interface configured to communicatively couple the removable electronics device to one or more computing devices, a second communication interface configured to communicatively couple the removable electronics device to a plurality of pre-fabricated sensor assemblies, and a housing at least partially enclosing the processor, the inertial measurement unit, the first communication interface, and the second communication interface. The housing includes a first opening in at least one longitudinal surface and adjacent to at least a portion of the first communication interface and a plurality of second openings in a lower surface and adjacent to the plurality of contact pads of the second communication interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Kishore Sundara-Rajan, Mauricio E. Gutierrez Bravo, Ivan Poupyrev, Alejandro Kauffmann, Mustafa Emre Karagozler
  • Patent number: 10908732
    Abstract: A removable electronics device for pre-fabricated sensor assemblies of interactive objects is provided. The removable electronics device includes one or more processors, a first communication interface configured to communicatively couple with one or more remote computing devices, and a second communication interface configured to communicatively couple with a plurality of pre-fabricated sensor assemblies having touch sensors with different sensor layouts. The removable electronics module can analyze, in response to being physically coupled to a first pre-fabricated sensor assembly, first touch data to detect one or more pre-defined motions based on one or more first pre-defined parameters associated with the first touch sensor. The removable electronics module can analyze, in response to being physically coupled to a second pre-fabricated sensor assembly, second touch data to detect the one or more pre-defined motions based on one or more second pre-defined parameters associated with the second touch sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Kishore Sundara-Rajan, Mauricio E. Gutierrez Bravo, Ivan Poupyrev, Alejandro Kauffmann, Mustafa Emre Karagozler
  • Patent number: 10482359
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides image capture devices and associated methods of operation that enable the interactive editing of imagery, including, for example, removal and/or addition of non-stationary objects from and/or to captured imagery. According to one example aspect of the present disclosure, an image capture device can capture a plurality of frames of imagery that depict a scene and, while capturing the plurality of frames of imagery, provide a composite image within a viewfinder of the image capture device, where non-stationary objects included in the scene are removed from the composite image. According to another example aspect of the present disclosure, the image capture device can allow a user to edit a final composite image directly within the viewfinder. Thus, the present disclosure provides systems and methods that enable enhanced capture and interactive editing of imagery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alejandro Kauffmann, Ashley Ma, William Lindmeier, Andrew Dahley, Mark Ferdinand Bowers
  • Patent number: 10452920
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods that generate a summary storyboard from a plurality of image frames. An example computer-implemented method can include inputting a plurality of image frames into a machine-learned model and receiving as an output of the machine-learned model, object data that describes the respective locations of a plurality of objects recognized in the plurality of image frames. The method can include generating a plurality of image crops that respectively include the plurality of objects and arranging two or more of the plurality of image crops to generate a storyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alejandro Kauffmann, Andrew Dahley, Phuong Le, Mark Ferdinand Bowers, Ignacio Garcia-Dorado, Robin Debreuil, William Lindmeier, Brian Foster Allen, Ashley Ma, Pascal Tom Getreuer
  • Patent number: 10438632
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods that generate a scrubbing video that depicts a scrubbing operation performed on a first video. In particular, a user can directly manipulate video playback of the first video (e.g., by interacting with a touch-sensitive display screen) and the scrubbing video can depict such manipulation. As one example, the user can “scratch” his or her videos like a disc jockey (DJ) scratches records to produce scrubbing videos that are remixes (e.g., looping remixes) of his or her original videos. Thus, the systems and methods of the present disclosure enable a user to capture and edit a new type of video that allows the user to directly manipulate its timeline, producing fun and creative results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alejandro Kauffmann, Andrew Dahley, Mark Ferdinand Bowers, William Lindmeier, Ashley Ma
  • Publication number: 20190220713
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides image capture devices and associated methods of operation that enable the interactive editing of imagery, including, for example, removal and/or addition of non-stationary objects from and/or to captured imagery. According to one example aspect of the present disclosure, an image capture device can capture a plurality of frames of imagery that depict a scene and, while capturing the plurality of frames of imagery, provide a composite image within a viewfinder of the image capture device, where non-stationary objects included in the scene are removed from the composite image. According to another example aspect of the present disclosure, the image capture device can allow a user to edit a final composite image directly within the viewfinder. Thus, the present disclosure provides systems and methods that enable enhanced capture and interactive editing of imagery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Alejandro Kauffmann, Ashley Ma, William Lindmeier, Andrew Dahley, Mark Ferdinand Bowers
  • Publication number: 20190130943
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods that generate a scrubbing video that depicts a scrubbing operation performed on a first video. In particular, a user can directly manipulate video playback of the first video (e.g., by interacting with a touch-sensitive display screen) and the scrubbing video can depict such manipulation. As one example, the user can “scratch” his or her videos like a disc jockey (DJ) scratches records to produce scrubbing videos that are remixes (e.g., looping remixes) of his or her original videos. Thus, the systems and methods of the present disclosure enable a user to capture and edit a new type of video that allows the user to directly manipulate its timeline, producing fun and creative results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Alejandro Kauffmann, Andrew Dahley, Mark Ferdinand Bowers, William Lindmeier, Ashley Ma
  • Publication number: 20190130192
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods that generate a summary storyboard from a plurality of image frames. An example computer-implemented method can include inputting a plurality of image frames into a machine-learned model and receiving as an output of the machine-learned model, object data that describes the respective locations of a plurality of objects recognized in the plurality of image frames. The method can include generating a plurality of image crops that respectively include the plurality of objects and arranging two or more of the plurality of image crops to generate a storyboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Alejandro Kauffmann, Andrew Dahley, Phuong Le, Mark Bowers, Ignacio Garcia Dorado, Robin Debreuil, William Lindmeier, Brian Allen, Ashley Ma, Pascal Getreuer
  • Patent number: 10055642
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes detecting, at a wearable computing device, a first direction of a first stare, wherein the wearable computing device includes a head-mountable display unit, identifying a target based on the detected first direction, and based on a determination that a first time duration of the first stare is greater than or equal to a first predetermined time threshold, identifying information relevant to the target and displaying the identified information on the display unit. Subsequent to displaying the identified information, the method includes detecting a second stare that is directed at the target or at the displayed information, and based on a determination that a second time duration of the second stare is greater than or equal to a second predetermined time threshold, identifying additional information relevant to the target, and displaying the additional information on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Luis Ricardo Prada Gomez, Alejandro Kauffmann
  • Publication number: 20170147880
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes detecting, at a wearable computing device, a first direction of a first stare, wherein the wearable computing device includes a head-mountable display unit, identifying a target based on the detected first direction, and based on a determination that a first time duration of the first stare is greater than or equal to a first predetermined time threshold, identifying information relevant to the target and displaying the identified information on the display unit. Subsequent to displaying the identified information, the method includes detecting a second stare that is directed at the target or at the displayed information, and based on a determination that a second time duration of the second stare is greater than or equal to a second predetermined time threshold, identifying additional information relevant to the target, and displaying the additional information on the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Luis Ricardo Prada Gomez, Alejandro Kauffmann
  • Patent number: 9600721
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes detecting, at a wearable computing device, a first direction of a first stare, wherein the wearable computing device includes a head-mountable display unit, identifying a target based on the detected first direction, and based on a determination that a first time duration of the first stare is greater than or equal to a first predetermined time threshold, identifying information relevant to the target and displaying the identified information on the display unit. Subsequent to displaying the identified information, the method includes detecting a second stare that is directed at the target or at the displayed information, and based on a determination that a second time duration of the second stare is greater than or equal to a second predetermined time threshold, identifying additional information relevant to the target, and displaying the additional information on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Luis Ricardo Prada Gomez, Alejandro Kauffmann
  • Patent number: 9501151
    Abstract: A method to provide simultaneous interaction with content while not disturbing the content being provided is disclosed. Content may be provided to a group of users. At least one of the users may make a gesture. The gesture may be associated with a user identifier and with a content identifier. An event may be stored based on the gesture from the at least one of the users, the user identifier, and the content identifier. The event may be selected from the group consisting of: a vote, a purchase decision, a modification of content, an adjustment of a device setting, or a bookmark. A notice may be provided to the at least one user to indicate that the action requested by the gesture was performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Plagemann, Alejandro Kauffmann
  • Patent number: 9477302
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to controlling the functions of various devices based on spatial relationships. In one example, a system may include a depth and visual camera and a computer (networked or local) for processing data from the camera. The computer may be connected (wired or wirelessly) to any number of devices that can be controlled by the system. A user may use a mobile device to define a volume of space relative to the camera. The volume of space may then be associated with a controlled device as well as one or more control commands. When the volume of space is subsequently occupied, the one or more control commands may be used to control the controlled device. In this regard, a user may switch a device on or off, increase volume or speed, etc. simply by occupying the volume of space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Alejandro Kauffmann, Aaron Joseph Wheeler, Liang-Yu Chi, Hendrik Dahlkamp, Varun Ganapathi, Yong Zhao, Christian Plagemann
  • Patent number: 9317721
    Abstract: A privacy indicator is provided that shows whether sensor data are being processed in a private or non-private mode. When sensor data are used only for controlling a device locally, it may be in a private mode, which may be shown by setting the privacy indicator to a first color. When sensor data are being sent to a remote site, it may be in a non-private mode, which may be shown by setting the privacy indicator to a second color. The privacy mode may be determined by processing a command in accordance with a privacy policy of determining if the command is on a privacy whitelist, blacklist, greylist or is not present in a privacy command library. A non-private command may be blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Plagemann, Abraham Murray, Hendrik Dahlkamp, Alejandro Kauffmann, Varun Ganapathi
  • Publication number: 20160011724
    Abstract: Methods and devices for providing a user-interface are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving data corresponding to a first position of a wearable computing device and responsively causing the wearable computing device to provide a user-interface. The user-interfaces comprises a view region and a menu, where the view region substantially fills a field of view of the wearable computing device and the menu is not fully visible in the view region. The method further comprises receiving data indicating a selection of an item present in the view region and causing an indicator to be displayed in the view region, wherein the indicator changes incrementally over a length of time. When the length of time has passed, the method comprises responsively causing the wearable computing device to select the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Joseph Wheeler, Sergey Brin, Thad Eugene Starner, Alejandro Kauffmann, Cliff L. Biffle, Liang-Yu (Tom) Chi, Steve Lee, Sebastian Thrun, Luis Ricardo Prada Gomez