Patents by Inventor Charles Hendee

Charles Hendee 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: 20210285835
    Abstract: A sensor having a layer and one or more sensing elements which sense shear force and compressive force on the layer. The sensor having a computer in communication with the one or more sensing elements which causes prompting signals to be sent to the one or more sensing elements and reconstructs shear force and compressive force on the layer from data signals received from the one or more sensing elements. A method for sensing forces. A method for producing a sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicants: New York University, Tactonic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee
  • Publication number: 20210173511
    Abstract: A sensor having a set of grid of bars that are in contact from their bottom at the corners with a set of protrusions that are in contact from above with a plurality of intersections, each having a sensing element, of a grid of wires disposed on a base, and a top surface layer that is disposed atop the grid of bars, so that force imparted from above onto the top surface layer is transmitted to the grid of bars and thence to the protrusions, and thence to the intersections of the grid of wires which are thereby compressed between the base and protrusions; and that the protrusions above thereby focus the imparted force directly onto the intersections. A sensor includes a computer in communication with the grid of wires which causes prompting signals to be sent to the grid of wires and reconstructs a continuous position of force on the surface from interpolation based on data signals received from the grid of wires. A method for sensing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicants: New York University, Tactonic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee, Alex Grau, Gerald Seidman
  • Publication number: 20210081031
    Abstract: A system for producing a shared virtual reality having a communication network. The system has a plurality of inside-out tracked HMDs that are worn by participants to view the shared virtual reality in communication with the network, right and left hand controllers that are held by the participant and right and left trackers that are worn on the ankles or feet of the participant. The system has a server computer in communication with the network which produces a full body pose of at least one of participant of the participants and transmits the full body pose via the network to all other participants HMD, so that each participant can see the full body pose in each participant's view into the shared virtual reality. A method for producing a shared virtual reality of participants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicants: New York University, Tactonic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Benjamin Ahlbrand, Charles Hendee
  • Patent number: 10901545
    Abstract: A sensor having a set of grid of bars that are in contact from their bottom at the corners with a set of protrusions that are in contact from above with a plurality of intersections, each having a sensing element, of a grid of wires disposed on a base, and a top surface layer that is disposed atop the grid of bars, so that force imparted from above onto the top surface layer is transmitted to the grid of bars and thence to the protrusions, and thence to the intersections of the grid of wires which are thereby compressed between the base and protrusions; and that the protrusions above thereby focus the imparted force directly onto the intersections. A sensor includes a computer in communication with the grid of wires which causes prompting signals to be sent to the grid of wires and reconstructs a continuous position of force on the surface from interpolation based on data signals received from the grid of wires. A method for sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, TACTONIC TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee, Alex Grau, Gerald Seidman
  • Publication number: 20200341544
    Abstract: An apparatus for creating movement in a virtual reality for a user includes a computer includes a virtual reality headset in communication with the computer that is worn on the head of the user so the user sees the virtual reality shown by the headset and produced by the computer in the headset. The apparatus includes a foot controller in communication with the computer against which the user moves at least one of his feet to create control signals with the foot to cause movement in the virtual reality. A method for creating movement in a virtual reality for a user having the steps of the user seeing the virtual reality shown by a virtual headset and produced by a computer in the headset, a virtual reality headset in communication with the computer that is worn on the head of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicants: New York University, Tactonic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee
  • Patent number: 10712812
    Abstract: An apparatus for creating movement in a virtual reality for a user includes a computer includes a virtual reality headset in communication with the computer that is worn on the head of the user so the user sees the virtual reality shown by the headset and produced by the computer in the headset. The apparatus includes a foot controller in communication with the computer against which the user moves at least one of his feet to create control signals with the foot to cause movement in the virtual reality. A method for creating movement in a virtual reality for a user having the steps of the user seeing the virtual reality shown by a virtual headset and produced by a computer in the headset, a virtual reality headset in communication with the computer that is worn on the head of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: New York University, TActonic Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee
  • Publication number: 20200192463
    Abstract: A technique for sensing involving one or more individual sensing tiles that are physically connected to a frame with electrical and communications wiring integrated into the frame and with corresponding physical, electrical and communication connectors on the tiles and the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Tactonic Techologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alex Grau, Charles Hendee, Gerald Seidman, Elliott P. Montgomery
  • Publication number: 20200141821
    Abstract: A method for sensing. The method includes the steps of transmitting mechanical forces to one or more printed mechanical sensing elements. There is the step of sending prompting signals associated with the mechanical forces to a computer in communication with one or more printed diodes and the one or more printed mechanical sensing elements. There is the step of reconstructing with the computer the mechanical forces that were applied to the one or more printed mechanical sensing elements. An apparatus for sensing. The apparatus includes a computer. The apparatus includes one or more printed electronic diodes and printed mechanical sensing elements connected to the computer, the one or more printed electronic diodes detect mechanical signals applied to the one or more mechanical-sensing elements and that provide corresponding values to the computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Tactonic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alex Grau, Charles Hendee
  • Publication number: 20200022621
    Abstract: An apparatus for a shoe which provides information to a remote computing device having a user application. The apparatus includes a first insert configured to be disposed in the shoe having a wireless transmitter, at least one sensor for sensing pressure that provides an antialiased image of pressure, and a controller in communication with the sensor and the transmitter which receives the pressure sensed by the sensor and transmits data associated with the pressure sensed through the transmitter to the device. A method for providing information about a user disposed in a first shoe of the user. A wireless pressure sensitive shoe insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicants: Tactonic Technologies, LLC, New York University
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee, Michael Gold
  • Patent number: 10527505
    Abstract: A method for sensing. The method includes the steps of transmitting mechanical forces to one or more printed mechanical sensing elements. There is the step of sending prompting signals associated with the mechanical forces to a computer in communication with one or more printed diodes and the one or more printed mechanical sensing elements. There is the step of reconstructing with the computer the mechanical forces that were applied to the one or more printed mechanical sensing elements. An apparatus for sensing. The apparatus includes a computer. The apparatus includes one or more printed electronic diodes and printed mechanical sensing elements connected to the computer, the one or more printed electronic diodes detect mechanical signals applied to the one or more mechanical-sensing elements and that provide corresponding values to the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Tactonic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alex Grau, Charles Hendee
  • Publication number: 20200004324
    Abstract: An apparatus for creating movement in a virtual reality for a user includes a computer includes a virtual reality headset in communication with the computer that is worn on the head of the user so the user sees the virtual reality shown by the headset and produced by the computer in the headset. The apparatus includes a foot controller in communication with the computer against which the user moves at least one of his feet to create control signals with the foot to cause movement in the virtual reality. A method for creating movement in a virtual reality for a user having the steps of the user seeing the virtual reality shown by a virtual headset and produced by a computer in the headset, a virtual reality headset in communication with the computer that is worn on the head of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicants: New York University, Tactonic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee
  • Patent number: 10521007
    Abstract: A technique for sensing involving one or more individual sensing tiles that are physically connected to a frame with electrical and communications wiring integrated into the frame and with corresponding physical, electrical and communication connectors on the tiles and the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Tactonic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alex Grau, Charles Hendee, Gerald Seidman, Elliott P. Montgomery
  • Publication number: 20190384432
    Abstract: An apparatus for inputting information into a computer includes a 3d sensor that senses 3d information and produces a 3d output. The apparatus includes a 2d sensor that senses 2d information and produces a 2d output. The apparatus includes a processing unit which receives the 2d and 3d output and produces a combined output that is a function of the 2d and 3d output. A method for inputting information into a computer. The method includes the steps of producing a 3d output with a 3d sensor that senses 3d information. There is the step of producing a 2d output with a 2d sensor that senses 2d information. There is the step of receiving the 2d and 3d output at a processing unit. There is the step of producing a combined output with the processing unit that is a function of the 2d and 3d output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicants: New York University, Tactonic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee, Alex Grau, Gerald Seidman
  • Publication number: 20190332207
    Abstract: A sensor having a set of plates that are in contact from their bottom at the corners with a set of protrusions that are in contact from above with a plurality of intersections, each having a sensing element, of a grid of wires disposed on a base, and a top surface layer that is disposed atop the set of plates, so that force imparted from above onto the top surface layer is transmitted to the plates and thence to the protrusions, and thence to the intersections of the grid of wires which are thereby compressed between the base and protrusions; and that the protrusions above thereby focus the imparted force directly onto the intersections. A sensor includes a computer in communication with the grid which causes prompting signals to be sent to the grid and reconstructs a continuous position of force on the surface from interpolation based on data signals received from the grid. A method for sensing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicants: New York University, Tactonic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee, Alex Grau, Gerald Seidman
  • Patent number: 10416756
    Abstract: An apparatus for creating movement in a virtual reality for a user includes a computer includes a virtual reality headset in communication with the computer that is worn on the head of the user so the user sees the virtual reality shown by the headset and produced by the computer in the headset. The apparatus includes a foot controller in communication with the computer against which the user moves at least one of his feet to create control signals with the foot to cause movement in the virtual reality. A method for creating movement in a virtual reality for a user having the steps of the user seeing the virtual reality shown by a virtual headset and produced by a computer in the headset, a virtual reality headset in communication with the computer that is worn on the head of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: New York University, Tactonic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee
  • Patent number: 10345984
    Abstract: An apparatus for inputting information into a computer includes a 3d sensor that senses 3d information and produces a 3d output The apparatus includes a 2d sensor that senses 2d information and produces a 2d output The apparatus includes a processing unit which receives the 2d and 3d output and produces a combined output that is a function of the 2d and 3d output. A method for inputting information into a computer. The method includes the steps of producing a 3d output with a 3d sensor that senses 3d information. There is the step of producing a 2d output with a 2d sensor that senses 2d information. There is the step of receiving the 2d and 3d output at a processing unit. There is the step of producing a combined output with the processing unit that is a function of the 2d and 3d output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: New York University, Tactonic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee, Alex Grau, Gerald Seidman
  • Patent number: 10310695
    Abstract: A sensor having a set of plates that are in contact from their bottom at the corners with a set of protrusions that are in contact from above with a plurality of intersections, each having a sensing element, of a grid of wires disposed on a base, and a top surface layer that is disposed atop the set of plates, so that force imparted from above onto the top surface layer is transmitted to the plates and then to the protrusions, and then to the intersections of the grid of wires which are thereby compressed between the base and protrusions; and that the protrusions above thereby focus the imparted force directly onto the intersections. A sensor includes a computer in communication with the grid which causes prompting signals to be sent to the grid and reconstructs a continuous position of force on the surface from interpolation based on data signals received from the grid. A method for sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: Tactonic Technologies, LLC, New York University
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee, Alex Grau, Gerald Seidman
  • Publication number: 20190064921
    Abstract: An apparatus for creating movement in a virtual reality for a user includes a computer includes a virtual reality headset in communication with the computer that is worn on the head of the user so the user sees the virtual reality shown by the headset and produced by the computer in the headset. The apparatus includes a foot controller in communication with the computer against which the user moves at least one of his feet to create control signals with the foot to cause movement in the virtual reality. A method for creating movement in a virtual reality for a user having the steps of the user seeing the virtual reality shown by a virtual headset and produced by a computer in the headset, a virtual reality headset in communication with the computer that is worn on the head of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicants: New York University, Tactonic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee
  • Patent number: 10133343
    Abstract: An apparatus for creating movement in a virtual reality for a user includes a computer includes a virtual reality headset in communication with the computer that is worn on the head of the user so the user sees the virtual reality shown by the headset and produced by the computer in the headset. The apparatus includes a foot controller in communication with the computer against which the user moves at least one of his feet to create control signals with the foot to cause movement in the virtual reality. A method for creating movement in a virtual reality for a user having the steps of the user seeing the virtual reality shown by a virtual headset and produced by a computer in the headset, a virtual reality headset in communication with the computer that is worn on the head of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: Tactonic Tecnologies, LLC, New York University
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee
  • Publication number: 20170160793
    Abstract: An apparatus for creating movement in a virtual reality for a user includes a computer includes a virtual reality headset in communication with the computer that is worn on the head of the user so the user sees the virtual reality shown by the headset and produced by the computer in the headset. The apparatus includes a foot controller in communication with the computer against which the user moves at least one of his feet to create control signals with the foot to cause movement in the virtual reality. A method for creating movement in a virtual reality for a user having the steps of the user seeing the virtual reality shown by a virtual headset and produced by a computer in the headset, a virtual reality headset in communication with the computer that is worn on the head of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicants: New York University, Tactonic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee