Patents by Inventor Christopher G. Nicholas

Christopher G. Nicholas 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: 20210118238
    Abstract: A user interface enables a user to calibrate the position of a three dimensional model with a real-world environment represented by that model. Using a device's sensor, the device's location and orientation is determined. A video image of the device's environment is displayed on the device's display. The device overlays a representation of an object from a virtual reality model on the video image. The position of the overlaid representation is determined based on the device's location and orientation. In response to user input, the device adjusts a position of the overlaid representation relative to the video image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher G. Nicholas, Lukas M. Marti, Rudolph van der Merwe, John Kassebaum
  • Patent number: 10909763
    Abstract: A user interface enables a user to calibrate the position of a three dimensional model with a real-world environment represented by that model. Using a device's sensor, the device's location and orientation is determined. A video image of the device's environment is displayed on the device's display. The device overlays a representation of an object from a virtual reality model on the video image. The position of the overlaid representation is determined based on the device's location and orientation. In response to user input, the device adjusts a position of the overlaid representation relative to the video image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher G. Nicholas, Lukas M. Marti, Rudolph van der Merwe, John Kassebaum
  • Publication number: 20190147662
    Abstract: A user interface enables a user to calibrate the position of a three dimensional model with a real-world environment represented by that model. Using a device's sensor, the device's location and orientation is determined. A video image of the device's environment is displayed on the device's display. The device overlays a representation of an object from a virtual reality model on the video image. The position of the overlaid representation is determined based on the device's location and orientation. In response to user input, the device adjusts a position of the overlaid representation relative to the video image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher G. Nicholas, Lukas M. Marti, Rudolph van der Merwe, John Kassebaum
  • Patent number: 10217290
    Abstract: A user interface enables a user to calibrate the position of a three dimensional model with a real-world environment represented by that model. Using a device's sensor, the device's location and orientation is determined. A video image of the device's environment is displayed on the device's display. The device overlays a representation of an object from a virtual reality model on the video image. The position of the overlaid representation is determined based on the device's location and orientation. In response to user input, the device adjusts a position of the overlaid representation relative to the video image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher G. Nicholas, Lukas M. Marti, Rudolph van der Merwe, John Kassebaum
  • Publication number: 20180218542
    Abstract: A user interface enables a user to calibrate the position of a three dimensional model with a real-world environment represented by that model. Using a device's sensor, the device's location and orientation is determined. A video image of the device's environment is displayed on the device's display. The device overlays a representation of an object from a virtual reality model on the video image. The position of the overlaid representation is determined based on the device's location and orientation. In response to user input, the device adjusts a position of the overlaid representation relative to the video image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher G. Nicholas, Lukas M. Marti, Rudolph van der Merwe, John Kassebaum
  • Patent number: 9928652
    Abstract: A user interface enables a user to calibrate the position of a three dimensional model with a real-world environment represented by that model. Using a device's sensor, the device's location and orientation is determined. A video image of the device's environment is displayed on the device's display. The device overlays a representation of an object from a virtual reality model on the video image. The position of the overlaid representation is determined based on the device's location and orientation. In response to user input, the device adjusts a position of the overlaid representation relative to the video image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher G. Nicholas, Lukas M. Marti, Rudolph van der Merwe, John Kassebaum
  • Patent number: 9679414
    Abstract: A user interface enables a user to calibrate the position of a three dimensional model with a real-world environment represented by that model. Using a device's sensor suite, the device's location and orientation is determined. A video image of the device's environment is displayed on the device's display. The device overlays a representation of an object from a virtual reality model on the video image. The position of the overlaid representation is determined based on the device's location and orientation. In response to user input, the device adjusts a position of the overlaid representation relative to the video image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher G. Nicholas, Lukas M. Marti, Rudolph van der Merwe, John Kassebaum
  • Publication number: 20140247279
    Abstract: A user interface enables a user to calibrate the position of a three dimensional model with a real-world environment represented by that model. Using a device's sensor, the device's location and orientation is determined. A video image of the device's environment is displayed on the device's display. The device overlays a representation of an object from a virtual reality model on the video image. The position of the overlaid representation is determined based on the device's location and orientation. In response to user input, the device adjusts a position of the overlaid representation relative to the video image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher G. Nicholas, Lukas M. Marti, Rudolph van der Merwe, John Kassebaum
  • Publication number: 20140247280
    Abstract: A user interface enables a user to calibrate the position of a three dimensional model with a real-world environment represented by that model. Using a device's sensor suite, the device's location and orientation is determined. A video image of the device's environment is displayed on the device's display. The device overlays a representation of an object from a virtual reality model on the video image. The position of the overlaid representation is determined based on the device's location and orientation. In response to user input, the device adjusts a position of the overlaid representation relative to the video image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher G. Nicholas, Lukas M. Marti, Rudolph van der Merwe, John Kassebaum