Patents by Inventor Anders Olsson

Anders Olsson 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: 20210011548
    Abstract: A gaze tracking system, leaving a low power mode in response to an activation signal, initial burst of eye pictures in short time by restricting the image area of a sensor, purpose of enabling an increased frame rate. Subsequent eye pictures are captured at le rate. The first gaze point value is computed memorylessly based on the initial burst res and no additional imagery, while subsequent values may be computed recursively to account previous gaze point values or information from previous eye pictures. The restriction of the image area may be guided by a preliminary overview picture captured using the different sensor. From the gaze point values, the system may derive a control signal to a computer device with a visual display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Mårten Skogö, Anders Olsson, John Mikael Elvesjö, Aron Yu
  • Publication number: 20200260132
    Abstract: Systems and methods for video distribution synchronization are described herein. An example method to distribute a media stream over a distribution network to a number of devices may include determining, by one or more computer processors coupled to memory, a common master-client shared time reference Tref. Example methods may include determining a mean intermediate arrival time for first packets of a first type of the media stream, determining respective first playout times for the first packets based on the mean intermediate arrival time and the time reference Tref, associating the first packets with the respective first playout times, and distributing the media stream to the plurality of devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Livestreaming Sweden AB
    Inventors: Per LINDGREN, Ted OLSSON, Anders CEDRONIUS, Hans INSULANDER, Christer BOHM, Magnus DANIELSON
  • Publication number: 20200174561
    Abstract: A method and system for assisting a user when interacting with a graphical user interface combines gaze based input with gesture based user commands. A user of a computer system without a traditional touch-screen can interact with graphical user interfaces in a touch-screen like manner using a combination of gaze based input and gesture based user commands. A solution for touch-screen like interaction uses gaze input and gesture based input as a complement or an alternative to touch-screen interactions with a computer device having a touch-screen. Combined gaze and gesture based interaction with graphical user interfaces can be used to achieve a touchscreen like environment in computer systems without a traditional touchscreen or in computer systems having a touchscreen arranged ergonomically unfavorable for the user or a touchscreen arranged such that it is more comfortable for the user to use gesture and gaze for the interaction than the touchscreen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Markus Cederlund, Robert Gavelin, Anders Vennström, Anders Kaplan, Anders Olsson, Mårten Skogö
  • Patent number: 10609431
    Abstract: There is provided a method in a distribution network (200), comprising a central master node 101 for distributing a received media stream DO comprising packets of a first type over the distribution network to a multiple of client devices 151,152,153. The method comprising providing a common master-client shared time reference Tref, and determining a mean intermediate arrival time for received packets of the first type, which is utilized for providing playout time information for the packets together with the time reference Tref.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Livestreaming Sweden AB
    Inventors: Per Lindgren, Ted Olsson, Anders Cedronius, Hans Insulander, Christer Bohm, Magnus Danielson
  • Patent number: 10591990
    Abstract: A gaze tracking system, leaving a low power mode in response to an activation signal, initial burst of eye pictures in short time by restricting the image area of a sensor, purpose of enabling an increased frame rate. Subsequent eye pictures are captured at le rate. The first gaze point value is computed memorylessly based on the initial burst res and no additional imagery, while subsequent values may be computed recursively to account previous gaze point values or information from previous eye pictures. The restriction of the image area may be guided by a preliminary overview picture captured using the different sensor. From the gaze point values, the system may derive a control signal to a computer device with a visual display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Mårten Skogö, Anders Olsson, John Mikael Elvesjö, Aron Yu
  • Publication number: 20200050267
    Abstract: The present invention relates to control of a computer system, which includes a data processing unit, a display and an eye tracker adapted to register a user's gaze point with respect to the display. The data processing unit is adapted to present graphical information on the display, which includes feedback data reflecting the user's commands entered into the unit. The data processing unit is adapted to present the feedback data such that during an initial phase, the feedback data is generated based on an absolute position of the gaze point. An imaging device of the system is also adapted to register image data representing movements of a body part of the user and to forward a representation of the image data to the data processing unit. Hence, during a phase subsequent to the initial phase, the data is instead generated based on the image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Applicant: Tobii AB
    Inventors: John Elvesjö, Anders Olsson, Johan Sahlén
  • Patent number: 10546278
    Abstract: A system for matching entities comprising a contributor parameter system operating on a processor and configured to generate a plurality of contributor selection controls, each contributor selection control associated with one or more user-selectable parameters. A recipient parameter system operating on the processor and configured to generate a plurality of recipient input controls, each recipient input control associated with one or more user-selectable parameters. A recipient bundling system operating on the processor and configured to receive the user-selected parameters from the contributor selection controls and the user-selected parameters from the recipient input controls and to select a plurality of recipients as a function of the user-selected parameters from the contributor selection controls and the user-selected parameters from the recipient input controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Capdevilla
    Inventors: Elizabeth S. Dreicer, Anders Olsson, Petar P. Kralev, Samuel Scott Beckey, Arnon Brouner, John Joseph McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10534526
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for automatic scrolling of content displayed on a display device in response to gaze detection. Content may be displayed in a window rendered on a display screen. Gaze detection components may be used to detect that a user is gazing at the displayed content and to determine a gaze point relative to the display screen. At least one applicable scroll zone relative to the display screen and a scroll action associated with each applicable scroll zone may be determined. In response to determining that the gaze point is within a first applicable scroll zone, an associated first scroll action may be initiated. The first scroll action causes the content to scroll within the window until at least one of: expiration of a defined period, determining that a portion of the content scrolls past a defined position within the window, determining that the gaze point is outside of the first scroll zone, and detecting an indicator that the user begins reading the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Anders Olsson, Mårten Skogö
  • Patent number: 10488919
    Abstract: A method and system for assisting a user when interacting with a graphical user interface combines gaze based input with gesture based user commands. A user of a computer system without a traditional touch-screen can interact with graphical user interfaces in a touch-screen like manner using a combination of gaze based input and gesture based user commands. A solution for touch-screen like interaction uses gaze input and gesture based input as a complement or an alternative to touch-screen interactions with a computer device having a touch-screen. Combined gaze and gesture based interaction with graphical user interfaces can be used to achieve a touchscreen like environment in computer systems without a traditional touchscreen or in computer systems having a touchscreen arranged ergonomically unfavorable for the user or a touchscreen arranged such that it is more comfortable for the user to use gesture and gaze for the interaction than the touchscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Erland George-Svahn, Dzenan Dzemidzic, Anders Vennström, Ida Nilsson, Anders Olsson, Rebecka Lannsjö, Mårten Skogö
  • Patent number: 10480948
    Abstract: A method performed by a boundary estimation system for estimating a boundary of a road on which a vehicle is positioned and which comprises at least a first lane marking. The system monitors surroundings of the vehicle, detects one or more positions of the at least first lane marking, and approximates a geometrical representation of the at least first lane marking based on one or more of the detected positions of the at least first lane marking. The system further detects one or more positions of a road boundary of the road, approximates a relative lateral offset between the geometrical representation of the at least first lane marking and the detected road boundary, and defines a fictive outer boundary of at least a section of the road based on laterally shifting at least a section of the geometrical representation of the at least first lane marking the relative lateral offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: VOLVO CAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Claes Olsson, Anders Dahlback, Martin Anders Karlsson
  • Patent number: 10452140
    Abstract: The present invention relates to control of a computer system, which includes a data processing unit, a display and an eye tracker adapted to register a user's gaze point with respect to the display. The data processing unit is adapted to present graphical information on the display, which includes feedback data reflecting the user's commands entered into the unit. The data processing unit is adapted to present the feedback data such that during an initial phase, the feedback data is generated based on an absolute position of the gaze point. An imaging device of the system is also adapted to register image data representing movements of a body part of the user and to forward a representation of the image data to the data processing unit. Hence, during a phase subsequent to the initial phase, the data is instead generated based on the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: John Elvesjö, Anders Olsson, Johan Sahlén
  • Patent number: 10430150
    Abstract: According to the invention, a method for changing the behavior of computer program elements is disclosed. The method may include determining, with an eye tracking device, a gaze point of a user. The method may also include causing, with a computer system, an interactive event controlled by the computer system to alter its behavior based at least in part on the gaze point of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Fredrik Lindh, Anders Vennström, Anders Olsson
  • Patent number: 10405154
    Abstract: Example embodiments presented herein are directed towards a wireless device and a Policy Control and Charging (PCC) based node, and methods therein, for managing an operating system and/or application behavior based on an indication of a network initiated policy and/or charge change. Thus, based on an indication of such a change, an applications behavior may be modified accordingly. Examples of such modification comprise initiating or restriction a communication with the network. Examples of a network initiated policy and/or charge change comprise a start or end to a non-metered connection or a change in a QoS level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Anders Lundström, Ulf Mattsson, Aldo Bolle, Peng Li, Lasse Olsson
  • Publication number: 20190265786
    Abstract: A gaze tracking system, leaving a low power mode in response to an activation signal, initial burst of eye pictures in short time by restricting the image area of a sensor, purpose of enabling an increased frame rate. Subsequent eye pictures are captured at le rate. The first gaze point value is computed memorylessly based on the initial burst res and no additional imagery, while subsequent values may be computed recursively to account previous gaze point values or information from previous eye pictures. The restriction of the image area may be guided by a preliminary overview picture captured using the different sensor. From the gaze point values, the system may derive a control signal to a computer device with a visual display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Mårten Skogö, Anders Olsson, John Mikael Elvesjö, Aron Yu
  • Patent number: 10394320
    Abstract: A method and system for assisting a user when interacting with a graphical user interface combines gaze based input with gesture based user commands. A user of a computer system without a traditional touch-screen can interact with graphical user interfaces in a touch-screen like manner using a combination of gaze based input and gesture based user commands. A solution for touch-screen like interaction uses gaze input and gesture based input as a complement or an alternative to touch-screen interactions with a computer device having a touch-screen. Combined gaze and gesture based interaction with graphical user interfaces can be used to achieve a touchscreen like environment in computer systems without a traditional touchscreen or in computer systems having a touchscreen arranged ergonomically unfavorable for the user or a touchscreen arranged such that it is more comfortable for the user to use gesture and gaze for the interaction than the touchscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Erland George-Svahn, Dzenan Dzemidzic, Anders Vennström, Ida Nilsson, Anders Olsson, Rebecka Lannsjö, Mårten Skogö
  • Patent number: 10380419
    Abstract: A method for panning content on a display of a wearable device is disclosed. The method may include determining, via an eye tracking device, a gaze direction of a user. The method may also include determining, via a movement detection system, a head direction of the user. The method may further include, based at least in part on the gaze direction and the head direction both being consistent with a particular direction, causing content displayed on a display of the wearable device to be panned in the particular direction. The method may additionally include determining during panning of the content, via the eye tracking device, that the gaze direction of the user has returned to a neutral position. The method may moreover include, based at least in part on the gaze direction of the user returning to the neutral position, causing content displayed on the display to stop panning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Simon Gustafsson, Henrik Björk, Fredrik Lindh, Anders Olsson
  • Patent number: 10372203
    Abstract: A personal computer system provides a gaze-controlled graphical user interface having a bidirectional and a unidirectional interaction mode. In the bidirectional interaction mode, a display shows one or more graphical controls in motion, each being associated with an input operation to an operating system. A gaze tracking system provides gaze point data of a viewer, and a matching module attempts to match a relative gaze movement against a relative movement of one of the graphical controls. The system includes a selector which is preferably controllable by a modality other than gaze. The system initiates a transition from the unidirectional interaction mode to the bidirectional interaction mode in response to an input received at the selector. The display then shows graphical controls in motion in a neighborhood of the current gaze point, as determined based on current gaze data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Mårten Skogö, John Mikael Elvesjö, Anders Olsson
  • Publication number: 20190222872
    Abstract: There is provided a method and corresponding node and system for playout buffering and retransmission which can handle Over-The-Top (OTT) and Video-On-Demand (VOD) distribution to a large number of client devices, e.g. a server serving a number of client devices with e.g. the same TV-channel. The presented method comprises transmitting a data stream DS from a server 101 to at least two client devices 151-153, where a predetermined portion of client shared data of the data stream is buffered in a shared buffer. Upon receiving per client requests for retransmission of data from the client devices, requested data is retrieved from the shared buffer and retransmitted to the requesting client device. The method further comprises removing buffered data from said shared buffer based on if a time of interest for the buffered data has passed. The inventive concept is applicable in distribution of e.g. media data as in typical OTT and VOD, which is transported over unicast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: NET INSIGHT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AB
    Inventors: Christer BOHM, Per LINDGREN, Anders CEDRONIUS, Ted OLSSON
  • Patent number: 10353464
    Abstract: A system is disclosed which may include an eye tracking device and a processor. The eye tracking device may be for determining a gaze direction of a user. The processor may be configured to cause a first image to be displayed on a display device. The processor may also be configured to determine a velocity of a saccade by a user based at least in part on the gaze direction. The processor may further be configured to modify the first image to generate a second image based at least in part on the velocity of the saccade. Modifying the first image may include altering an image quality of an area of the first image, and the area may be selected based at least in part on the velocity of the saccade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Mårten Skogö, Anders Olsson, Erik Kenneth Holmgren
  • Patent number: D902428
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Q-linea AB
    Inventors: Markus Klintstedt, Peter Olsson, Anders Lind, Simon Uhrberg, Jerker Persson, Richard Kroon