Patents by Inventor Christopher Parkinson

Christopher Parkinson 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: 20180295656
    Abstract: A method of interfacing with a serving device from a wearable device worn by a user, the method includes establishing a lossless and wireless data link between the serving device and the wearable device. The method further includes sending, by the serving device, display information to the wearable device through the lossless and wireless data link. The method also includes presenting, by the wearable device, the display information to a display on the wearable device. The display information may be rendered at the wearable device. Alternatively, the display information may be rendered at the serving device and provided to the wearable device as an image or partial image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Parkinson, Dashen Fan, Frederick Herrmann, John Gassel, Murshed Khandaker
  • Publication number: 20180277114
    Abstract: In headset computers that leverage voice commands, often the user does not know what voice commands are available. In one embodiment, a method includes providing a user interface in a headset computer and, in response to user utterance of a cue toggle command, displaying at least one cue in the user interface. Each cue can correspond to a voice command associated with code to execute. In response to user utterance of the voice command, the method can also include executing the code associated with the voice command. The user can therefore ascertain what voice commands are available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: James Woodall, Christopher Parkinson
  • Publication number: 20180189011
    Abstract: A handheld wireless display device, having at least SVGA-type resolution, includes a wireless interface, such as Bluetooth™, WiFi™, Wimax™, cellular or satellite, to allow the device to utilize a number of different hosts, such as a cell phone, personal computer, media player. The display may be monocular or binocular. Input mechanisms, such as switches, scroll wheels, touch pads, allow selection and navigation of menus, playing media files, setting volume and screen brightness/contrast, activating host remote controls or performing other commands. The device may include MIM diodes, Hall effect sensors, or other position transducers and/or accelerometers to detect lateral movements along and rotational gestures around the X, Y and Z axes as gesture inputs and movement queues. These commands may change pages, scroll up, down or across an enlarged screen image, such as for web browsing. An embedded software driver (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, John C. C. Fan, Hong K. Choi, Christopher Parkinson
  • Patent number: 10013976
    Abstract: In headset computers that leverage voice commands, often the user does not know what voice commands are available. In one embodiment, a method includes providing a user interface in a headset computer and, in response to user utterance of a cue toggle command, displaying at least one cue in the user interface. Each cue can correspond to a voice command associated with code to execute. In response to user utterance of the voice command, the method can also include executing the code associated with the voice command. The user can therefore ascertain what voice commands are available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: James Woodall, Christopher Parkinson
  • Patent number: 9913302
    Abstract: A method of interfacing with a serving device from a wearable device worn by a user, the method includes establishing a lossless and wireless data link between the serving device and the wearable device. The method further includes collecting, by the wearable device, audio data from one or more microphones of the wearable device. The method also includes sending, by the wearable device, the collected audio data to the serving device through the lossless and wireless data link. The method may further include providing, by the serving device, speech recognition services associated with the audio data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Parkinson, Dashen Fan, Frederick Herrmann, John Gassel, Murshed Khandaker
  • Patent number: 9886231
    Abstract: A handheld wireless display device, having at least SVGA-type resolution, includes a wireless interface, such as Bluetooth™, WiFi™, Wimax™, cellular or satellite, to allow the device to utilize a number of different hosts, such as a cell phone, personal computer, media player. The display may be monocular or binocular. Input mechanisms, such as switches, scroll wheels, touch pads, allow selection and navigation of menus, playing media files, setting volume and screen brightness contrast, activating host remote controls or performing other commands. The device may include MIM diodes, Hall effect sensors, or other position transducers and/or accelerometers to detect lateral movements along and rotational gestures around the X, Y and Z axes as gesture inputs and movement queues. These commands may change pages, scroll up, down or across an enlarged screen image, such as for web browsing. An embedded software driver permits replicating a high-resolution screen display from a host PC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, John C. C. Fan, Hong-Kyun Choi, Christopher Parkinson
  • Patent number: 9830909
    Abstract: A speech recognition method and system enables user-configurable speech commands. For a given speech command, the speech recognition engine provides a mechanism for the end-user to select speech command terms to use in substitution for the given speech command. The speech recognition engine, or module thereof, forms a replacement command for the given speech command from the user-selected speech command terms. The speech recognition engine thereafter is synonymously responsive to user utterance of the replacement command as though the user issued/voiced the associated counterpart given speech command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher Parkinson
  • Patent number: 9817232
    Abstract: To assist with hands-free computing, the Head Mounted Display or Headset Computer utilizes a series of user configurable Home Pages that contain the shortcuts and widgets the user wants and one or more head movements. This allows the user to design a user interface environment which gives desired information, in the desired order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Craig Lindley, James Woodall, David Niland, Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Christopher Parkinson, Stephen A. Pombo
  • Publication number: 20170206902
    Abstract: A speech recognition method and system enables user-configurable speech commands. For a given speech command, the speech recognition engine provides a mechanism for the end-user to select speech command terms to use in substitution for the given speech command. The speech recognition engine, or module thereof, forms a replacement command for the given speech command from the user-selected speech command terms. The speech recognition engine thereafter is synonymously responsive to user utterance of the replacement command as though the user issued/voiced the associated counterpart given speech command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventor: Christopher Parkinson
  • Patent number: 9640178
    Abstract: A speech recognition method and system enables user-configurable speech commands. For a given speech command, the speech recognition engine provides a mechanism for the end-user to select speech command terms to use in substitution for the given speech command. The speech recognition engine, or module thereof, forms a replacement command for the given speech command from the user-selected speech command terms. The speech recognition engine thereafter is synonymously responsive to user utterance of the replacement command as though the user issued/voiced the associated counterpart given speech command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher Parkinson
  • Patent number: 9640199
    Abstract: A headset computer device provides user voice indication of location of the device. The user may implicitly or explicitly present by voice input his and hence the HSC device location. A voice driven location module is coupled to the voice recognition engine, a map database and GPS of the HSC device. Based on user voiced indications of 3D space location, the voice driven location module determines device location and resets 3D space location accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: KOPIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher Parkinson, Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Shai Leib
  • Patent number: 9640181
    Abstract: A speech processing engine of an HSC device transcribes user utterance input and displays resulting text on a microdisplay. The speech processing engine further provides to the user text editing functions and auto suggestions. The user interface utilizes head gesture control and natural language for text editing. Standard language dictionaries, user's dictionary and user's address book contacts data are utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Parkinson, Shai Leib
  • Patent number: 9620144
    Abstract: Presented are improvements for speech recognition systems used to control devices. Features include two-stage confirmation, two-stage limited speech recognition mode, and two-stage wake-up for speech driven applications and systems. A headset computer device includes such staged confirmation operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Parkinson, Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Stephen A. Pombo, David B. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 9507772
    Abstract: A method of, and corresponding headset computer for, performing instant speech translation including, establishing a local network including a link between a first and a second headset computer in which preferred language settings of each headset computer are exchanged, transmitting captured speech in a first language from a first headset computer to a network-based speech recognition service to recognize and transcribe the captured speech as text, receiving the text at the first headset computer, broadcasting the text over the local network to at least the second headset computer, receiving the text at the second headset computer, transmitting the received text from the second headset computer to a network-based text translation service to translate the text to a text in a second language, receiving the text in the second language at the second headset computer from the network-based text translation service, and displaying the translated text at the second headset computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Parkinson, Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, David Bruce Ferguson, Stephen A. Pombo
  • Patent number: 9500867
    Abstract: A method of performing a hands-free selection of an object on a display includes displaying various objects within a screen view on a display, and moving a pointer-timer, in response to movements of the headset computer, to a selectable object within the screen view. The method further includes selecting the selectable object if the pointer-timer overlaps the selectable object for a predetermined amount of time. The method may further include transitioning the pointer-timer from a first state to a second state over a predetermined period of time. The pointer-timer may include a collection of elements that sequentially transitions from the first state to the second state, such that the collection of elements gradually changes from all being in the first state to all being in the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Sean Hennelly, Nathan Andrews, Christopher Parkinson
  • Patent number: 9442290
    Abstract: A system performs stable control of moving devices (such as a helicopter or robot) with attached camera(s), providing live imagery back to a head-mounted computer (HMC). The HMC controls the moving device. The HMC user specifies a desired path or location for the moving device. Camera images enable the user-specified instructions to be followed accurately and the device's position to be maintained thereafter. A method of controlling a moving device with a headset computer includes analyzing, at the headset computer, at least one image received from the moving device to form an indication of change in position of the moving device. The method displays to a user of the headset computer the indication of change in position of the moving device. The method can additionally include enabling the user to control the moving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Parkinson, Stephen A. Pombo, Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, David Hollick
  • Patent number: 9377862
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for displaying a user interface on a display of a head worn computer can include displaying a first layer of information in the user interface on a display of the head worn computer. The method can further include receiving a directional input from body movement, eye tracking, or hand gestures. The method can additionally include highlighting an area of the user interface on the display with a second layer of information. The area can be located in the user interface based on the received directional input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Parkinson, Luke Hopkins, David Niland
  • Patent number: 9378028
    Abstract: An example embodiment of the present invention includes a headset computing device (HSC) having a port for docking. When worn on a user's head, the HSC operates in a “headset” mode and behaves as a hands-free computing device. When docked with a docking station, the HSC operates in a “docked” mode and behaves as a conventional PC using a conventional PC monitor as a display output and keyboard and/or mouse input devices. Operating in the headset mode, the HSC can use automatic speech recognition and head-tracking features to recognize verbal and head-motion commands and presents to the user a specific set of hands-fee applications or application features. When in the docked mode, the headset computing device makes available a different set of applications or application features more suited to keyboard and mouse operation. A common data set stored in the headset memory supports both/all sets of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Christopher Parkinson
  • Patent number: 9369760
    Abstract: The present application relates to human/computer interfaces and more particularly to a wireless computing headset with one or more microdisplay devices that can provide hands-free remote control of attached or remote peripheral devices, systems and/or networks. A wireless hands-free video computing headset, and corresponding method, enabling communication with a host processor to provide the user omnipresent expertise is disclosed. The wireless hands-free video computing headset, which includes a microdisplay device to present information to the user graphically, communicates with a host processor to provide the user with an expert resource. The expert resource may take numerous forms, such as diagnostic software, or live human support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Christopher Parkinson
  • Patent number: 9332580
    Abstract: The invention is a mobile device collaboration framework (MDCF)—a form of communications framework, which enables devices to discover other devices that support the framework, access applications and services on those devices and exchange a variety of media and application-specific data. It is not tied to any one communications medium or protocol. It supports access restriction and data security at many levels. Sessions can involve multiple devices, creating subnets of devices, each with a shared purpose or task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: David Hollick, Christopher Parkinson