Patents by Inventor Andrew CHALKLEY

Andrew CHALKLEY 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: 20220253142
    Abstract: Simulating interaction with an object represented in a virtual environment is disclosed. A system includes one or more circuits configured to receive an indicator of a sensed touch in a virtual environment and to determine, based on the indicator, an area of the sensed touch. The one or more circuits are further configured to generate a simulated touch by applying a field to one or more touch simulators, the field actuating the one or more touch simulators by linearly displacing an element of the one or more touch simulators. In implementations, the touch simulators are actuated based on data describing textures and weights of the object represented in the virtual environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Clayton Gustin, Deepak Rangaswami, Stefan Belavy, Antonio Haro, Andrew Chalkley
  • Publication number: 20220179503
    Abstract: An augmented reality or virtual reality (AR/VR) device pairs with a companion device to augment input interfaces associated with an AR/VR application at the AR/VR device. In implementations, an AR/VR device determines a portion of a markup file that corresponds to an AR/VR scene of a plurality of AR/VR scenes in an AR/VR environment, and communicates the portion of the markup file to the companion device to cause the companion device to configure a companion user interface associated with initiating an action as part of the AR/VR scene. In response to receiving user input via the companion user interface, the companion device communicates the action to the AR/VR device to initiate the action. The AR/VR device receives input data from the companion device, and initiates the action for the AR/VR scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Reino Timonen, Andrew Chalkley
  • Patent number: 11294482
    Abstract: An augmented reality or virtual reality (AR/VR) device pairs with a companion device to augment input interfaces associated with an AR/VR application at the AR/VR device. In implementations, an AR/VR device determines a portion of a markup file that corresponds to an AR/VR scene of a plurality of AR/VR scenes in an AR/VR environment, and communicates the portion of the markup file to the companion device to cause the companion device to configure a companion user interface associated with initiating an action as part of the AR/VR scene. In response to receiving user input via the companion user interface, the companion device communicates the action to the AR/VR device to initiate the action. The AR/VR device receives input data from the companion device, and initiates the action for the AR/VR scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Reino Timonen, Andrew Chalkley
  • Publication number: 20220025638
    Abstract: Techniques for automatically modulating a physical configuration of a reconfigurable building structure. A reconfigurable building structure may be constructed of physical elements that are movable with respect to one another to facilitate actuating the reconfigurable building structure between a plurality of different physical configurations. The physical configuration of a reconfigurable building structure may be adjusted to accommodate for physical dimensions of an item that is going to be moved into the reconfigurable building structure. For example, a spacing between two shelves may be expanded in response to an order being placed for a large item. In this way, when the item is delivered to a physical address associated with the reconfigurable building structure, various physical characteristics of the reconfigurable building structure may have already been modulated to accept the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dileep Kumar BASAM, Andrew CHALKLEY, Ethan Benjamin RUBINSON, Jean-David RUVINI, Bindia SARAF, Qiaosong WANG
  • Patent number: 11200617
    Abstract: Model placement metadata is defined and stored for a three-dimensional (“3D”) model. The model placement metadata specifies constraints on the presentation of the 3D model when rendered in a view of a real-world environment, such as a view of a real-world environment generated by wearable computing device like an augmented reality (“AR”) or virtual reality (“VR”) device. A wearable computing device can analyze the geometry of a real-world environment to determine a configuration for the 3D model that satisfies the constraints set forth by the model placement metadata when the 3D model is rendered in a view of the environment. Once the configuration for the 3D model has been computed, the wearable device can render the 3D model according to the displayed configuration and display the rendering in a view of the real-world environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Yankovich, Andrew Chalkley
  • Publication number: 20210382591
    Abstract: An augmented reality or virtual reality (AR/VR) device pairs with a companion device to augment input interfaces associated with an AR/VR application at the AR/VR device. In implementations, an AR/VR device determines a portion of a markup file that corresponds to an AR/VR scene of a plurality of AR/VR scenes in an AR/VR environment, and communicates the portion of the markup file to the companion device to cause the companion device to configure a companion user interface associated with initiating an action as part of the AR/VR scene. In response to receiving user input via the companion user interface, the companion device communicates the action to the AR/VR device to initiate the action. The AR/VR device receives input data from the companion device, and initiates the action for the AR/VR scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Reino Timonen, Andrew Chalkley
  • Patent number: 11167925
    Abstract: Techniques for automatically modulating a physical configuration of a reconfigurable building structure. A reconfigurable building structure may be constructed of physical elements that are movable with respect to one another to facilitate actuating the reconfigurable building structure between a plurality of different physical configurations. The physical configuration of a reconfigurable building structure may be adjusted to accommodate for physical dimensions of an item that is going to be moved into the reconfigurable building structure. For example, a spacing between two shelves may be expanded in response to an order being placed for a large item. In this way, when the item is delivered to a physical address associated with the reconfigurable building structure, various physical characteristics of the reconfigurable building structure may have already been modulated to accept the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dileep Kumar Basam, Andrew Chalkley, Ethan Benjamin Rubinson, Jean-David Ruvini, Bindia Saraf, Qiaosong Wang
  • Patent number: 11150788
    Abstract: An augmented reality or virtual reality (AR/VR) device pairs with a companion device to augment input interfaces associated with an AR/VR application at the AR/VR device. In implementations, an AR/VR device determines a portion of a markup file that corresponds to an AR/VR scene of a plurality of AR/VR scenes in an AR/VR environment, and communicates the portion of the markup file to the companion device to cause the companion device to configure a companion user interface associated with initiating an action as part of the AR/VR scene. In response to receiving user input via the companion user interface, the companion device communicates the action to the AR/VR device to initiate the action. The AR/VR device receives input data from the companion device, and initiates the action for the AR/VR scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Reino Timonen, Andrew Chalkley
  • Publication number: 20210272171
    Abstract: The disclosed technologies include a robotic selling assistant that receives an item from a seller, automatically generates a posting describing the item for sale, stores the item until it is sold, and delivers or sends the item out for delivery. The item is placed in a compartment that uses one or more sensors to identify the item, retrieve supplemental information about the item, and take pictures of the item for inclusion in the posting. A seller-supplied description of the item may be verified based on the retrieved supplemental information, preventing mislabeled items from being sold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew CHALKLEY, Robinson PIRAMUTHU, Bindia SARAF, Qiaosong WANG
  • Patent number: 11023938
    Abstract: The disclosed technologies include a robotic selling assistant that receives an item from a seller, automatically generates a posting describing the item for sale, stores the item until it is sold, and delivers or sends the item out for delivery. The item is placed in a compartment that uses one or more sensors to identify the item, retrieve supplemental information about the item, and take pictures of the item for inclusion in the posting. A seller-supplied description of the item may be verified based on the retrieved supplemental information, preventing mislabeled items from being sold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Chalkley, Robinson Piramuthu, Bindia Saraf, Qiaosong Wang
  • Publication number: 20210089139
    Abstract: An augmented reality or virtual reality (AR/VR) device pairs with a companion device to augment input interfaces associated with an AR/VR application at the AR/VR device. In implementations, an AR/VR device determines a portion of a markup file that corresponds to an AR/VR scene of a plurality of AR/VR scenes in an AR/VR environment, and communicates the portion of the markup file to the companion device to cause the companion device to configure a companion user interface associated with initiating an action as part of the AR/VR scene. In response to receiving user input via the companion user interface, the companion device communicates the action to the AR/VR device to initiate the action. The AR/VR device receives input data from the companion device, and initiates the action for the AR/VR scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Reino Timonen, Andrew Chalkley
  • Publication number: 20210090143
    Abstract: The disclosed technologies include a robotic selling assistant that receives an item from a seller, automatically generates a posting describing the item for sale, stores the item until it is sold, and delivers or sends the item out for delivery. The item is placed in a compartment that uses one or more sensors to identify the item, retrieve supplemental information about the item, and take pictures of the item for inclusion in the posting. A seller-supplied description of the item may be verified based on the retrieved supplemental information, preventing mislabeled items from being sold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew CHALKLEY, Robinson PIRAMUTHU, Bindia SARAF
  • Publication number: 20210073901
    Abstract: Model placement metadata is defined and stored for a three-dimensional (“3D”) model. The model placement metadata specifies constraints on the presentation of the 3D model when rendered in a view of a real-world environment, such as a view of a real-world environment generated by wearable computing device like an augmented reality (“AR”) or virtual reality (“VR”) device. A wearable computing device can analyze the geometry of a real-world environment to determine a configuration for the 3D model that satisfies the constraints set forth by the model placement metadata when the 3D model is rendered in a view of the environment. Once the configuration for the 3D model has been computed, the wearable device can render the 3D model according to the displayed configuration and display the rendering in a view of the real-world environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Yankovich, Andrew Chalkley
  • Publication number: 20210070547
    Abstract: Techniques for automatically modulating a physical configuration of a reconfigurable building structure. A reconfigurable building structure may be constructed of physical elements that are movable with respect to one another to facilitate actuating the reconfigurable building structure between a plurality of different physical configurations. The physical configuration of a reconfigurable building structure may be adjusted to accommodate for physical dimensions of an item that is going to be moved into the reconfigurable building structure. For example, a spacing between two shelves may be expanded in response to an order being placed for a large item. In this way, when the item is delivered to a physical address associated with the reconfigurable building structure, various physical characteristics of the reconfigurable building structure may have already been modulated to accept the item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Dileep Kumar BASAM, Andrew CHALKLEY, Ethan Benjamin RUBINSON, Jean-David RUVINI, Bindia SARAF, Qiaosong WANG
  • Patent number: 10890992
    Abstract: An augmented reality or virtual reality (AR/VR) device pairs with a companion device to augment input interfaces associated with an AR/VR application at the AR/VR device. In implementations, an AR/VR device determines a portion of a markup file that corresponds to an AR/VR scene of a plurality of AR/VR scenes in an AR/VR environment, and communicates the portion of the markup file to the companion device to cause the companion device to configure a companion user interface associated with initiating an action as part of the AR/VR scene. In response to receiving user input via the companion user interface, the companion device communicates the action to the AR/VR device to initiate the action. The AR/VR device receives input data from the companion device, and initiates the action for the AR/VR scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Reino Timonen, Andrew Chalkley
  • Patent number: 10891685
    Abstract: Model placement metadata is defined and stored for a three-dimensional (“3D”) model. The model placement metadata specifies constraints on the presentation of the 3D model when rendered in a view of a real-world environment, such as a view of a real-world environment generated by wearable computing device like an augmented reality (“AR”) or virtual reality (“VR”) device. A wearable computing device can analyze the geometry of a real-world environment to determine a configuration for the 3D model that satisfies the constraints set forth by the model placement metadata when the 3D model is rendered in a view of the environment. Once the configuration for the 3D model has been computed, the wearable device can render the 3D model according to the displayed configuration and display the rendering in a view of the real-world environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Yankovich, Andrew Chalkley
  • Publication number: 20200293166
    Abstract: An augmented reality or virtual reality (AR/VR) device pairs with a companion device to augment input interfaces associated with an AR/VR application at the AR/VR device. In implementations, an AR/VR device determines a portion of a markup file that corresponds to an AR/VR scene of a plurality of AR/VR scenes in an AR/VR environment, and communicates the portion of the markup file to the companion device to cause the companion device to configure a companion user interface associated with initiating an action as part of the AR/VR scene. In response to receiving user input via the companion user interface, the companion device communicates the action to the AR/VR device to initiate the action. The AR/VR device receives input data from the companion device, and initiates the action for the AR/VR scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Reino Timonen, Andrew Chalkley
  • Publication number: 20200293120
    Abstract: An augmented reality or virtual reality (AR/VR) device pairs with a companion device to augment input interfaces associated with an AR/VR application at the AR/VR device. In implementations, an AR/VR device determines a portion of a markup file that corresponds to an AR/VR scene of a plurality of AR/VR scenes in an AR/VR environment, and communicates the portion of the markup file to the companion device to cause the companion device to configure a companion user interface associated with initiating an action as part of the AR/VR scene. In response to receiving user input via the companion user interface, the companion device communicates the action to the AR/VR device to initiate the action. The AR/VR device receives input data from the companion device, and initiates the action for the AR/VR scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Reino Timonen, Andrew Chalkley
  • Publication number: 20190156403
    Abstract: A system described herein uses data obtained from a wearable device of a first user to identify a second user and/or to determine that the first user is within a threshold distance of the second user. The system can then access an account of the second user to identify one or more items and retrieve model data for the item(s). The system causes the wearable device of the first user to render, for display in an immersive 3D environment (e.g., an augmented reality environment), an item associated with the account of the second user. The item can be rendered for display at a location on a display that is proximate to the second user (e.g., within a threshold distance of the second user) such that the item graphically corresponds to the second user. The item rendered for display may be an item of interest to the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Steve YANKOVICH, Andrew CHALKLEY, Josh TIMONEN, David BEACH
  • Publication number: 20190156582
    Abstract: Model placement metadata is defined and stored for a three-dimensional (“3D”) model. The model placement metadata specifies constraints on the presentation of the 3D model when rendered in a view of a real-world environment, such as a view of a real-world environment generated by wearable computing device like an augmented reality (“AR”) or virtual reality (“VR”) device. A wearable computing device can analyze the geometry of a real-world environment to determine a configuration for the 3D model that satisfies the constraints set forth by the model placement metadata when the 3D model is rendered in a view of the environment. Once the configuration for the 3D model has been computed, the wearable device can render the 3D model according to the displayed configuration and display the rendering in a view of the real-world environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Steve YANKOVICH, Andrew CHALKLEY