Patents by Inventor Anthony Levas

Anthony Levas 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: 8589796
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for projecting an image onto a surface suitable for interaction with a user while avoiding user occlusion, and while correcting for distortion due to oblique projection. The displayed image moves to a suitable surface at a suitable size and orientation as a user moves around an environment, resulting in a user-following interface. Surfaces are selected in which the projected interface is not occluded by the user or other objects in the environment. Displayed images may be interactive, and moved into an interaction area on a suitable surface that is convenient for the user. The interaction area may or may not coincide with the display area. Adaptation of the projected interface is allowed so that the content of the display and the style of interaction widgets are modified based on distance from the user and orientation of the user with respect to a projected interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frederik Carl Moesgaard K{umlaut over (j)}eldsen, Anthony Levas, Gopal Sarma Pingali, Claudio Santos Pinhanez
  • Patent number: 8155872
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for providing physical routes to target locations. The techniques include obtaining at least one target location from at least one user; determining at least one physical route to said at least one target location; and displaying said at least one determined physical route through a sequence of at least one sign display, wherein each sign display are configured to display a plurality of physical routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frederik C. Kjeldsen, Anthony Levas, Gopal S. Pingali, Claudio S. Pinhanez, Mark E. Podlaseck, Piyawadee Sukavitiya
  • Patent number: 7765490
    Abstract: A method and structure for a tiled interface system provides a Tiled User Interface (TUI) in which a tile manager manages at least one tile cluster on a display device and translates an input event into a tile cluster event and at least one tile cluster controlled by the tile manager to be displayed on the display device. Each tile cluster includes at least one tile, each tile cluster corresponds to one or more predefined functions for a specific application, each tile cluster provides a complete interaction of all the predefined functions for the specific application respectively corresponding to that tile cluster, and each tile cluster can be presented in its entirety on a single frame of the display device using at most one input event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer C. Lai, Anthony Levas, Mark E. Podlaseck, Sachiko Yoshihama
  • Patent number: 7530019
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for projecting an image onto a surface suitable for interaction with a user while avoiding user occlusion, and while correcting for distortion due to oblique projection. The displayed image moves to a suitable surface at a suitable size and orientation as a user moves around an environment, resulting in a user-following interface. Surfaces are selected in which the projected interface is not occluded by the user or other objects in the environment. Displayed images may be interactive, and moved into an interaction area on a suitable surface that is convenient for the user. The interaction area may or may not coincide with the display area. Adaptation of the projected interface is allowed so that the content of the display and the style of interaction widgets are modified based on distance from the user and orientation of the user with respect to a projected interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frederik Carl Moesgaard Kjeldsen, Anthony Levas, Gopal Sarma Pingali, Claudio Santos Pinhanez
  • Patent number: 7508309
    Abstract: A system (and method) includes a seating platform, at least one sensor for detecting a state of the seating platform connected to a first wireless communications device, the first wireless communications device for conveying information on the state of the seating platform, and a second wireless communications device for receiving information from the first wireless communications device, and a computing system. The second wireless communications device is for receiving the information carrying signal and is connected to the computing system. The computing system is for initiating an action based upon the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marco O. Gruteser, Anthony Levas, Herbert Scott McFaddin, Paul Andrew Moskowitz, Danny Chan Yong Wong
  • Patent number: 7477153
    Abstract: A system includes a mobile seating platform, a wireless communications system embedded within the seating platform, and a haptic system embedded in the seating platform. The haptic system includes a plurality of vibrators disposed at a plurality of positions in the seating platform for communicating information to the occupant of the seating platform and a plurality of deformable surfaces disposed at a plurality of positions in the seating platform for communicating information to the occupant of the seating platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marco O. Gruteser, Anthony Levas, Herbert Scott McFaddin, Paul Andrew Moskowitz, Danny Chan Yong Wong
  • Publication number: 20080218641
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for projecting an image onto a surface suitable for interaction with a user while avoiding user occlusion, and while correcting for distortion due to oblique projection. The displayed image moves to a suitable surface at a suitable size and orientation as a user moves around an environment, resulting in a user-following interface. Surfaces are selected in which the projected interface is not occluded by the user or other objects in the environment. Displayed images may be interactive, and moved into an interaction area on a suitable surface that is convenient for the user. The interaction area may or may not coincide with the display area. Adaptation of the projected interface is allowed so that the content of the display and the style of interaction widgets are modified based on distance from the user and orientation of the user with respect to a projected interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frederik Carl Moesgaard Kjeldsen, Anthony Levas, Gopal Sarma Pingali, Claudio Santos Pinhanez
  • Publication number: 20080204227
    Abstract: A system (and method) includes a seating platform, at least one sensor for detecting a state of the seating platform connected to a first wireless communications device, the first wireless communications device for conveying information on the state of the seating platform, and a second wireless communications device for receiving information from the first wireless communications device, and a computing system. The second wireless communications device is for receiving the information carrying signal and is connected to the computing system. The computing system is for initiating an action based upon the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marco O. Gruteser, Anthony Levas, Herbert Scott McFaddin, Paul Andrew Moskowitz, Danny Chan Yong Wong
  • Publication number: 20080198008
    Abstract: A system (and method) includes a seating platform, at least one sensor for detecting a state of the seating platform connected to a first wireless communications device, the first wireless communications device for conveying information on the state of the seating platform, and a second wireless communications device for receiving information from the first wireless communications device, and a computing system. The second wireless communications device is for receiving the information carrying signal and is connected to the computing system. The computing system is for initiating an action based upon the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marco O. Gruteser, Anthony Levas, Herbert Scott McFaddin, Paul Andrew Moskowitz, Danny Chan Young Wong
  • Publication number: 20080180637
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for providing physical routes to target locations. The techniques include obtaining at least one target location from at least one user; determining at least one physical route to said at least one target location; and displaying said at least one determined physical route through a sequence of at least one sign display, wherein each sign display are configured to display a plurality of physical routes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frederik C. Kjeldsen, Anthony Levas, Gopal S. Pingali, Claudio S. Pinhanez, Mark E. Podlaseck, Piyawadee Sukavitiya
  • Publication number: 20080048859
    Abstract: A system (and method) includes a seating platform, at least one sensor for detecting a state of the seating platform connected to a first wireless communications device, the first wireless communications device for conveying information on the state of the seating platform, and a second wireless communications device for receiving information from the first wireless communications device, and a computing system. The second wireless communications device is for receiving the information carrying signal and is connected to the computing system. The computing system is for initiating an action based upon the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marco Gruteser, Anthony Levas, Herbert McFaddin, Paul Moskowitz, Danny Wong
  • Patent number: 7327268
    Abstract: A system (and method) includes a seating platform, at least one sensor for detecting a state of the seating platform connected to a first wireless communications device, the first wireless communications device for conveying information on the state of the seating platform, and a second wireless communications device for receiving information from the first wireless communications device, and a computing system. The second wireless communications device is for receiving the information carrying signal and is connected to the computing system. The computing system is for initiating an action based upon the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marco O. Gruteser, Anthony Levas, Herbert Scott McFaddin, Paul Andrew Moskowitz, Danny Chan Yong Wong
  • Publication number: 20070013716
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for projecting an image onto a surface suitable for interaction with a user while avoiding user occlusion, and while correcting for distortion due to oblique projection. The displayed image moves to a suitable surface at a suitable size and orientation as a user moves around an environment, resulting in a user-following interface. Surfaces are selected in which the projected interface is not occluded by the user or other objects in the environment. Displayed images may be interactive, and moved into an interaction area on a suitable surface that is convenient for the user. The interaction area may or may not coincide with the display area. Adaptation of the projected interface is allowed so that the content of the display and the style of interaction widgets are modified based on distance from the user and orientation of the user with respect to a projected interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2006
    Publication date: January 18, 2007
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frederik Kjeldsen, Anthony Levas, Gopal Pingali, Claudio Pinhanez
  • Patent number: 7134080
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for projecting an image onto a surface suitable for interaction with a user while avoiding user occlusion, and while correcting for distortion due to oblique projection. The displayed image moves to a suitable surface at a suitable size and orientation as a user moves around an environment, resulting in a user-following interface. Surfaces are selected in which the projected interface is not occluded by the user or other objects in the environment. Displayed images may be interactive, and moved into an interaction area on a suitable surface that is convenient for the user. The interaction area may or may not coincide with the display area. Adaptation of the projected interface is allowed so that the content of the display and the style of interaction widgets are modified based on distance from the user and orientation of the user with respect to a projected interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frederik Carl Moesgaard Kjeldsen, Anthony Levas, Gopal Sarma Pingali, Claudio Santos Pinhanez
  • Patent number: 7035650
    Abstract: A method for providing directions includes receiving at a server, from at least one fixed wireless communication device, information identifying a current location of a portable communication device. The portable communication device has short range wireless communication capability. The at least one fixed wireless communication device is located within a building. The method further includes identifying a direction of movement to be communicated to the portable communication device to direct it towards a destination within the building. The method also includes transmitting the direction of movement to the portable communication device from the server via a fixed wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Andrew Moskowitz, Anthony Levas, Stephen J. Boies, Samuel Dinkin, Philip Shi-Lung Yu
  • Publication number: 20060072009
    Abstract: An exemplary technique for interaction-based computer interfacing comprises determining if an interaction with a visible artifact is a recognized interaction. When the interaction is a recognized interaction, control information is determined that has one of a plurality of types. The control information is determined by using at least the visual artifact and characteristics of the recognized interaction. The control information is mapped to one or more tasks in an application, such that any task that requires control information of a specific type can get the control information from any visual artifact that creates control information of the specific type. The control information is suitable for use by the one or more tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Frederik Moesgaard Kjeldsen, Anthony Levas, Gopal Pingali
  • Publication number: 20060044282
    Abstract: A user interface input apparatus and method allows the detection of when and where a user touches a surface of a translucent screen by the processing of imagery generated by a camera that views an opposite surface of the screen. An input device and system includes a translucent screen; an image capture device located for imaging a first side of the screen opposite a second side where user interaction occurs; and an image processor coupled to the output of the image capture device to determine at least one of where and when a person touches an area on the second side of the screen by a change in intensity of light emanating from the touched area relative to a surrounding area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2004
    Publication date: March 2, 2006
    Inventors: Claudio Pinhanez, Gopal Pingali, Frederik Kjeldsen, Anthony Levas, Mark Podlaseck
  • Publication number: 20050203748
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for presenting and browsing information, comprising the steps of classifying the information into a plurality of classes and sub-classes, each class having at least one sub-class; and presenting the plurality of classes of information to a user. The a system and method capable of interactively controlling the presentation of the sub-classes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2004
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventors: Anthony Levas, Chalapathy Neti, Joseph Branc, Terence West
  • Publication number: 20050128437
    Abstract: A positioning system for locating at least one interactive projection unit, and methods for operation thereof is disclosed. The positioning system includes equipment for providing multiple degrees of freedom for locating the at least one projection unit. The at least one projection unit is equipped with various components and capabilities to provide for projection onto surfaces within a variety of settings, and thus provide for display, information, interaction and computing in the variety of settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventors: Gopal Pingali, Claudio Pinhanez, Mark Podlaseck, Anthony Levas, Frederik Kjeldsen
  • Publication number: 20050093696
    Abstract: A system (and method) includes a seating platform, at least one sensor for detecting a state of the seating platform connected to a first wireless communications device, the first wireless communications device for conveying information on the state of the seating platform, and a second wireless communications device for receiving information from the first wireless communications device, and a computing system. The second wireless communications device is for receiving the information carrying signal and is connected to the computing system. The computing system is for initiating an action based upon the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2004
    Publication date: May 5, 2005
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Marco Gruteser, Anthony Levas, Herbert McFaddin, Paul Moskowitz, Danny Wong