Patents by Inventor Christopher D. Fu

Christopher D. Fu 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: 11825375
    Abstract: A method includes determining a device location of an electronic device, transmitting a request to a content source, the request including the device location of the electronic device, and receiving, from the content source in response to the request, a content item that is associated with display location information that describes a content position for the content item relative to a physical environment. The content item is selected by the content source based on the content position for the content item being within an area that is defined based on the device location. The method also includes displaying a representation of the content item as part of a computer-generated reality scene in which the representation of the content item is positioned relative to the physical environment according to the content position for the content item from the display location information for the content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: David W. Padgett, Christopher D. Fu, Scott G. Wade, Paul Ewers, Ioana Negoita, Thomas G. Salter, Dhruv Aditya Govil, Dimitris Ladopoulos
  • Publication number: 20230297607
    Abstract: In one implementation, a method of presenting virtual content is performed by a device including an image sensor, one or more processors, and non-transitory memory. The method includes obtaining, using the image sensor, an image of a physical environment. The method includes detecting, in the image of the physical environment, machine-readable content associated with an object. The method includes determining an object type of the object. The method includes obtaining virtual content based on a search query creating using the machine-readable content and the object type. The method includes displaying the virtual content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2023
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Inventors: Thomas G. Salter, Christopher D. Fu, Devin W. Chalmers, Paulo R. Jansen dos Reis
  • Publication number: 20230074109
    Abstract: A method includes determining a device location of an electronic device, transmitting a request to a content source, the request including the device location of the electronic device, and receiving, from the content source in response to the request, a content item that is associated with display location information that describes a content position for the content item relative to a physical environment. The content item is selected by the content source based on the content position for the content item being within an area that is defined based on the device location. The method also includes displaying a representation of the content item as part of a computer-generated reality scene in which the representation of the content item is positioned relative to the physical environment according to the content position for the content item from the display location information for the content item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2022
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Inventors: David W. Padgett, Christopher D. Fu, Scott G. Wade, Paul Ewers, Ioana Negoita, Thomas G. Salter, Dhruv Aditya Govil, Dimitris Ladopoulos
  • Patent number: 11533580
    Abstract: A method includes determining a device location of an electronic device, and obtaining a content item to be output for display by the electronic device based on the device location, wherein the content item comprises coarse content location information and fine content location information. The method also includes determining an anchor in a physical environment based on the content item, determining a content position and a content orientation for the content item relative to the anchor based on the fine content location information, and displaying a representation of the content item using the electronic device using the content position and the content orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: David W. Padgett, Christopher D. Fu, Scott G. Wade, Paul Ewers, Ioana Negoita, Thomas G. Salter, Dhruv Aditya Govil, Dimitris Ladopoulos
  • Publication number: 20200351608
    Abstract: A method includes determining a device location of an electronic device, and obtaining a content item to be output for display by the electronic device based on the device location, wherein the content item comprises coarse content location information and fine content location information. The method also includes determining an anchor in a physical environment based on the content item, determining a content position and a content orientation for the content item relative to the anchor based on the fine content location information, and displaying a representation of the content item using the electronic device using the content position and the content orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: David W. Padgett, Christopher D. Fu, Scott G. Wade, Paul Ewers, Ioana Negoita, Thomas G. Salter, Dhruv Aditya Govil, Dimitris Ladopoulos