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: 20190279636
    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 23, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: James Woodall, Christopher Parkinson
  • Patent number: 10402162
    Abstract: Feedback mechanisms to the user of a Head Mounted Display (HMD) are provided. It is important to provide feedback to the user when speech is recognized as soon as possible after the user utters a voice command. The HMD displays and/or audibly renders an ASR acknowledgment in a manner that ensures the user that the HMD has received/understood his voiced command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: KOPIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher Parkinson, James Woodall
  • Publication number: 20190221273
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for data rewrite operations. A non-volatile memory device comprises a non-volatile memory medium. A non-volatile memory device is configured to determine an error metric for a non-volatile memory medium in response to a read request for the non-volatile memory medium. A non-volatile memory device is configured to receive a refresh command from a controller over a bus. A non-volatile memory device is configured to rewrite data from a non-volatile memory medium during a predefined time period after receiving a refresh command in response to an error metric satisfying an error threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: SanDisk Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Ward PARKINSON, Martin HASSNER, Nathan FRANKLIN, Christopher PETTI
  • Publication number: 20190146753
    Abstract: Feedback mechanisms to the user of a Head Mounted Display (HMD) are provided. It is important to provide feedback to the user when speech is recognized as soon as possible after the user utters a voice command. The HMD displays and/or audibly renders an ASR acknowledgment in a manner that ensures the user that the HMD has received/understood his voiced command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Parkinson, James Woodall
  • Patent number: 10209955
    Abstract: Feedback mechanisms to the user of a Head Mounted Display (HMD) are provided. It is important to provide feedback to the user when speech is recognized as soon as possible after the user utters a voice command. The HMD displays and/or audibly renders an ASR acknowledgment in a manner that ensures the user that the HMD has received/understood his voiced command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Parkinson, James Woodall
  • 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: 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: 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: 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