Patents by Inventor Andrew Huibers

Andrew Huibers 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: 10327014
    Abstract: An example telepresence terminal includes a lenticular display, an image sensor, an infrared emitter, and an infrared depth sensor. The terminal may determine image data using visible light emitted by the infrared emitter and captured by the image sensor and determine depth data using infrared light captured by the infrared depth sensor. The terminal may also communicate the depth data and the image data to a remote telepresence terminal and receive remote image data and remote depth data. The terminal may also generate a first display image using the lenticular display based on the remote image data that is viewable from a first viewing location and generate a second display image using the lenticular display based on the remote image data and the remote depth data that is viewable from a second viewing location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Goldman, Jason Lawrence, Andrew Huibers, Andrew Ian Russell, Steven M. Seitz
  • Publication number: 20180077384
    Abstract: An example telepresence terminal includes a lenticular display, an image sensor, an infrared emitter, and an infrared depth sensor. The terminal may determine image data using visible light emitted by the infrared emitter and captured by the image sensor and determine depth data using infrared light captured by the infrared depth sensor. The terminal may also communicate the depth data and the image data to a remote telepresence terminal and receive remote image data and remote depth data. The terminal may also generate a first display image using the lenticular display based on the remote image data that is viewable from a first viewing location and generate a second display image using the lenticular display based on the remote image data and the remote depth data that is viewable from a second viewing location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Goldman, Jason Lawrence, Andrew Huibers, Andrew Ian Russell
  • Patent number: 9854160
    Abstract: Implementations of the disclosed technology include techniques for autonomously collecting image data, and generating photo summaries based thereon. In some implementations, a plurality of images may be autonomously sampled from an available stream of image data. For example, a camera application of a smartphone or other mobile computing device may present a live preview based on a stream of data from an image capture device. The live stream of image capture data may be sampled and the most interesting photos preserved for further filtering and presentation. The preserved photos may be further winnowed as a photo session continues and an image object generated summarizing the remaining photos. Accordingly, image capture data may be autonomously collected, filtered, and formatted to enable a photographer to see what moments they missed manually capturing during a photo session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Rodrigo Lima Carceroni, Marius Renn, Alan Newberger, Sascha Häberling, Jacob Mintz, Andrew Huibers
  • Publication number: 20170041532
    Abstract: Implementations of the disclosed technology include techniques for autonomously collecting image data, and generating photo summaries based thereon. In some implementations, a plurality of images may be autonomously sampled from an available stream of image data. For example, a camera application of a smartphone or other mobile computing device may present a live preview based on a stream of data from an image capture device. The live stream of image capture data may be sampled and the most interesting photos preserved for further filtering and presentation. The preserved photos may be further winnowed as a photo session continues and an image object generated summarizing the remaining photos. Accordingly, image capture data may be autonomously collected, filtered, and formatted to enable a photographer to see what moments they missed manually capturing during a photo session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Rodrigo Lima Carceroni, Marius Renn, Alan Newberger, Sascha Häberling, Jacob Mintz, Andrew Huibers
  • Patent number: 9479694
    Abstract: Implementations of the disclosed technology include techniques for autonomously collecting image data, and generating photo summaries based thereon. In some implementations, a plurality of images may be autonomously sampled from an available stream of image data. For example, a camera application of a smartphone or other mobile computing device may present a live preview based on a stream of data from an image capture device. The live stream of image capture data may be sampled and the most interesting photos preserved for further filtering and presentation. The preserved photos may be further winnowed as a photo session continues and an image object generated summarizing the remaining photos. Accordingly, image capture data may be autonomously collected, filtered, and formatted to enable a photographer to see what moments they missed manually capturing during a photo session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Rodrigo Lima Carceroni, Marius Renn, Alan Newberger, Sascha Häberling, Jacob Mintz, Andrew Huibers
  • Publication number: 20160119536
    Abstract: Implementations of the disclosed technology include techniques for autonomously collecting image data, and generating photo summaries based thereon. In some implementations, a plurality of images may be autonomously sampled from an available stream of image data. For example, a camera application of a smartphone or other mobile computing device may present a live preview based on a stream of data from an image capture device. The live stream of image capture data may be sampled and the most interesting photos preserved for further filtering and presentation. The preserved photos may be further winnowed as a photo session continues and an image object generated summarizing the remaining photos. Accordingly, image capture data may be autonomously collected, filtered, and formatted to enable a photographer to see what moments they missed manually capturing during a photo session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Rodrigo Lima Carceroni, Marius Renn, Alan Newberger, Sascha Häberling, Jacob Mintz, Andrew Huibers
  • Patent number: 7751113
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a micromirror device having a reflective mirror plate with reduced dimensions. The micromirror device can be a member of an array of micromirror devices for use in optical signal modulations, such as display applications and optical signal switching applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventor: Andrew Huibers
  • Patent number: 7697193
    Abstract: A micromirror of a micromirror array of a spatial light modulator used in display systems comprises a mirror plate attached to a hinge that is supported by two posts formed on a substrate. Also the mirror plate is operable to rotate along a rotation axis that is parallel to but offset from a diagonal of the mirror plate when viewed from the top. An imaginary line connecting the two posts is not parallel to either diagonal of the mirror plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Andrew Huibers, Satyadev Patel
  • Publication number: 20100079581
    Abstract: An imaging device capable of capturing depth information or surface profiles of objects is disclosed herein. The imaging device uses an enclosed flashing unit to project a sequence of structured light patterns onto an object and captures the light patterns reflected from the surfaces of the object by using an image sensor that is enclosed in the imaging device. The imaging device is capable of capturing an image of an object such that the captured image is comprised of one or more color components of a two-dimensional image of the object and a depth component that specifies the depth information of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Andrew Ian Russell, David Foster Lieb, Andrew Huibers
  • Patent number: 7636190
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of projecting images using reflective light valves. Pixel patterns generated of the light valve pixels based on image data are projected at different locations at a time such that the perceived resolution of the projected images can be higher than the total number of pixels in the light valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventor: Andrew Huibers
  • Patent number: 7630085
    Abstract: The present invention provides a microstructure device comprising multiple substrates with the components of the device formed on the substrates. In order to maintain uniformity of the gap between the substrates, a plurality of pillars is provided and distributed in the gap so as to prevent decrease of the gap size. The increase of the gap size can be prevented by bonding the pillars to the components of the microstructure. Alternatively, the increase of the gap size can be prevented by maintaining the pressure inside the gap below the pressure under which the microstructure will be in operation. Electrical contact of the substrates on which the micromirrors and electrodes are formed can be made through many ways, such as electrical contact areas, electrical contact pads and electrical contact springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Regis Grasser, Satyadev Patel, Andrew Huibers
  • Publication number: 20090190825
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and apparatus for evaluating the product quality and performances of micromirror array devices through measurements of the electromechanical responses of the individual micromirrors to the driving forces of electric fields. The electromechanical responses of the micromirrors according to the present invention are described in terms of the rotational angles associated with the operational states, such as the ON and OFF state angles of the ON and OFF state when the micromirror array device is operated in the binary-state mode, and the response speed (i.e. the time interval required for a micromirror device to transit form one state to another) of the individual micromirrors to the driving fields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Igor Volfman, Andrew Huibers, Satyadev Patel, Peter Richards, Leonid Frenkel, Jim Dunphy, Regis Grasser, Greg Schaadt
  • Patent number: 7557932
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and apparatus for evaluating the quality of microelectromechanical devices having deformable and deflectable members using resonation techniques. Specifically, product quality characterized in terms of uniformity of the deformable and deflectable elements is inspected with an optical resonance mapping mechanism on a wafer-level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Jonathan Doan, Regis Grasser, Satyadev Patel, Andrew Huibers, Igor Volfman
  • Patent number: 7498648
    Abstract: A projection system is disclosed herein. The projection system employs a spatial light modulator comprising an array of individually addressable pixels for modulating the incident light based on image data. The modulated light is projected on a screen for viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter Richards, Andrew Huibers, Satyadev Patel
  • Patent number: 7483198
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a micromirror device having in-plane deformable hinge to which a deflectable and reflective mirror plate is attached. The mirror plate rotates to different angles in response to an electrostatic field established between the mirror plate and an addressing electrode associated with the mirror plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Jonathan Doan, Andrew Huibers, Satyadev Patel, James Dunphy, Dmitri Simonian, Hongqin Shi, Jianglong Zhang
  • Patent number: 7483126
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and apparatus for evaluating the product quality and performances of micromirror array devices through measurements of the electromechanical responses of the individual micromirrors to the driving forces of electric fields. The electromechanical responses of the micromirrors according to the present invention are described in terms of the rotational angles associated with the operational states, such as the ON and OFF state angles of the ON and OFF state when the micromirror array device is operated in the binary-state mode, and the response speed (i.e. the time interval required for a micromirror device to transit form one state to another) of the individual micromirrors to the driving fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Igor Volfman, Andrew Huibers, Satyadev Patel, Peter Richards, Leonid Frenkel, Jim Dunphy, Regis Grasser, Greg Schaadt
  • Patent number: 7459333
    Abstract: A projection system is disclosed herein. The projection system employs a spatial light modulator comprising an array of individually addressable pixels for modulating the incident light based on image data. The modulated light is projected on a screen for viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter Richards, Andrew Huibers, Satyadev Patel
  • Patent number: 7434946
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an illumination system for use in display systems employing spatial light modulators. The illumination system comprises a fastening mechanism for securing the bonding of the walls of the light integrator of the illumination system. A heat dissipation mechanism can be alternatively provided for reducing the temperature of the illumination system by dissipating the heat thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventor: Andrew Huibers
  • Patent number: 7436572
    Abstract: A spatial light modulator is disclosed, along with methods for making such a modulator. The spatial light modulator comprises an array of micromirrors each having a hinge and a micromirror plate held via a hinge on a substrate, the micromirror plate being attached to the hinge such that the micromirror plate can rotate along a rotation axis and the hinge structure is located between the micromirror plate and the light source. The mirror plate is formed between the hinge and the substrate on which the hinge is formed. As a result, the hinge is exposed to the incident light during the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Andrew Huibers, Satyadev Patel
  • Publication number: 20080246705
    Abstract: In display systems employing spatial light modulators, the OFF-state light from OFF-state pixels of the spatial light modulator can be captured and directed back to the pixels of the spatial light modulator so as to recycle the OFF-state light in the display system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicant: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Andrew Ian Russell, David Foster Lieb, Andrew Huibers