Patents by Inventor Blade A. OLSON

Blade A. OLSON 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: 10257482
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to apparatus and methods for bringing an object to life using a projection apparatus. An object may be augmented with a projected image by detecting a landmark associated with the object, determining a modified version of an image to compensate for an orientation of the projection apparatus to the landmark, and implementing a light generated by the projection apparatus to project the modified version of the image on a surface of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Goslin, Eric Haseltine, Blade A. Olson
  • Patent number: 10092827
    Abstract: Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for controlling electronic devices in an interactive gaming environment. Embodiments detect a first interactive game is playing within the physical environment using one or more electronic devices. User movement is monitored using at least one sensor device within the physical environment and user speech is monitored using one or more microphone sensor devices within the physical environment. Upon determining that the user movement matches a predefined series of user actions and that the user speech matches a corresponding predefined speech pattern, embodiments determine a gameplay action corresponding to both the predefined series of user actions and the predefined speech pattern and transmit an instruction, to at least one of the one or more electronic devices within the physical environment, instructing the electronic device to perform the determined gameplay action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Goslin, Blade A. Olson
  • Patent number: 10065124
    Abstract: Systems, methods and articles of manufacture to perform an operation comprising receiving speech data via a network, modifying the speech data based on a profile associated with a toy device, wherein the modified speech data represents a voice of the toy device, and outputting the modified speech data via a speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Goslin, Blade A. Olson
  • Patent number: 10039975
    Abstract: An immersive play environment providing techniques for generating an imaginary enemy within the environment is disclosed. A tracker device is provided in the play environment for determining a location of a user. A controller device is provided to generate an invisible interactive object (an “imaginary enemy”), to engage the user during gameplay. The controller device generates tracking information indicating a location of the imaginary enemy. The controller device determines the location of the enemy relative to the location of the user and transmits that information to the tracker device. The tracker device can communicate the location of the imaginary enemy to the user for engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Olson, Blade Olson, Michael P. Goslin, Charles Moneypenny, Ivone Alexandre
  • Patent number: 9933851
    Abstract: There is provided a system having a feedback device including a sensory feedback element, a non-transitory memory storing an executable code and a virtual object having a virtual surface, and a hardware processor. The hardware processor is configured to execute the executable code to determine a position of a hand of a first user, determine a location of the virtual surface of the virtual object, and transmit a first activation signal to the feedback device to cause a sensory feedback to be provided to the first user using the sensory feedback element of the feedback device based on the position of the hand of the first user relative to the location of the virtual surface of the virtual object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Goslin, Eric C. Haseltine, Blade A. Olson
  • Publication number: 20180027221
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to apparatus and methods for bringing an object to life using a projection apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: MICHAEL P. GOSLIN, ERIC HASELTINE, BLADE A. OLSON
  • Publication number: 20170361213
    Abstract: Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for controlling electronic devices in an interactive gaming environment. Embodiments detect a first interactive game is playing within the physical environment using one or more electronic devices. User movement is monitored using at least one sensor device within the physical environment and user speech is monitored using one or more microphone sensor devices within the physical environment. Upon determining that the user movement matches a predefined series of user actions and that the user speech matches a corresponding predefined speech pattern, embodiments determine a gameplay action corresponding to both the predefined series of user actions and the predefined speech pattern and transmit an instruction, to at least one of the one or more electronic devices within the physical environment, instructing the electronic device to perform the determined gameplay action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Michael P. GOSLIN, Blade A. OLSON
  • Patent number: 9800851
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to apparatus and methods for bringing an object to life using a projection apparatus. An object may be augmented with a projected image by detecting a landmark associated with the object, determining a modified version of an image to compensate for an orientation of the projection apparatus to the landmark, and implementing a light generated by the projection apparatus to project the modified version of the image on a surface of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Goslin, Eric Haseltine, Blade A. Olson
  • Publication number: 20170257270
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for simulating an internet of things capability in an object. Storage media may store reactions executable by a wireless communication device. The wireless communication device may include one or more sensors and one or more feedback capabilities. Individual reactions may be characterized by reaction criteria detectable by the one or more sensors and reaction effects executable through the one or more feedback capabilities. One or more processors may be configured by machine readable instructions to receive input indicating an object association between the wireless communication device and the object, and, responsive to reception of the input, activate a set of reactions for the wireless communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Michael P. Goslin, Blade Olson, Timothy Panec, Katherine M. Bassett, Thomas McWilliams
  • Publication number: 20170242483
    Abstract: There is provided a system having a feedback device including a sensory feedback element, a non-transitory memory storing an executable code and a virtual object having a virtual surface, and a hardware processor. The hardware processor is configured to execute the executable code to determine a position of a hand of a first user, determine a location of the virtual surface of the virtual object, and transmit a first activation signal to the feedback device to cause a sensory feedback to be provided to the first user using the sensory feedback element of the feedback device based on the position of the hand of the first user relative to the location of the virtual surface of the virtual object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Michael P. Goslin, Eric C. Haseltine, Blade A. Olson
  • Publication number: 20170228936
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for using augmented reality with the internet of things. An augmented reality experience may be provided based on an operation of an object. Operation status information of a detected object may be obtained and a visual effect may be determined based on the operation status information. An object may be controlled using augmented reality. Operation status information of a detected object may be obtained and a control option may be determined based on the operation status information. A visual effect may be determined based on the control option and a user input regarding the control option may be obtained. A control information configured to effectuate a change in the operation of the object may be transmitted to the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Michael P. Goslin, Eric Haseltine, Joseph Olson, Timothy Panec, Katherine M. Bassett, Blade Olson
  • Publication number: 20170214896
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to apparatus and methods for bringing an object to life using a projection apparatus. An object may be augmented with a projected image by detecting a landmark associated with the object, determining a modified version of an image to compensate for an orientation of the projection apparatus to the landmark, and implementing a light generated by the projection apparatus to project the modified version of the image on a surface of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: MICHAEL P. GOSLIN, ERIC HASELTINE, BLADE A. OLSON
  • Publication number: 20170203221
    Abstract: Systems, methods and articles of manufacture to perform an operation comprising receiving speech data via a network, modifying the speech data based on a profile associated with a toy device, wherein the modified speech data represents a voice of the toy device, and outputting the modified speech data via a speaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Michael P. GOSLIN, Blade A. OLSON
  • Publication number: 20160199730
    Abstract: An immersive play environment providing techniques for generating an imaginary enemy within the environment is disclosed. A tracker device is provided in the play environment for determining a location of a user. A controller device is provided to generate an invisible interactive object (an “imaginary enemy”), to engage the user during gameplay. The controller device generates tracking information indicating a location of the imaginary enemy. The controller device determines the location of the enemy relative to the location of the user and transmits that information to the tracker device. The tracker device can communicate the location of the imaginary enemy to the user for engagement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph OLSON, Blade Olson, Michael P. GOSLIN, Charles MONEYPENNY, Ivone ALEXANDRE