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).

  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9316827
    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. This allows the user to design a user interface environment which gives him the information he wants, in the order he wants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Craig Lindley, James Woodall, David Niland, Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Christopher Parkinson, Stephen A. Pombo
  • Patent number: 9310613
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a monocular display with a wireless communications interface, a user input device, a transmitter, and a controller. The monocular display is positioned relative to the user's eye to display images to the user while occluding less than half of the user's maximum viewing space. The apparatus can incorporate a wireless communication controller that not only provides a video link to a host device, but also provides for control and management of a host device and other more devices. In this context, a host device may be any appropriate device that sources audio, video, text, office functionality and other information, such as a cell phone, personal computer, laptop, media player, and/or the like. The apparatus and the host may support Microsoft Windows SideShow, Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), and Virtual Network Computing (VNC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Stephen A. Pombo, Christopher Parkinson
  • Patent number: 9301085
    Abstract: A headset computer includes a removablely attachable cellular radio. The cellular radio when detached from the headset computer may be coupled to a docking station for WIFI or similar network communication to the headset computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Parkinson, Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Stephen A. Pombo, David Bruce Ferguson
  • Patent number: 9294607
    Abstract: The present invention related to human/computer interfaces and more particularly to a headset computing display device that accepts voice commands and tracks head motions to provide command inputs to and receive display information from a software application executed on a host computing device. An example embodiment of the present invention includes a method of, and corresponding system for, operating a native Smartphone or PC application, simultaneously displaying an output of the application through the Smartphone or PC screen and a headset computing display device, and using speech and head tracking commands to control the native application. The present invention enables hands-free operation of a Smartphone or PC application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Christopher Parkinson, Stephen A. Pombo, James Woodall, David Hollick
  • Patent number: 9235262
    Abstract: A remote control microdisplay device that uses hand and head movement and voice commands to control the parameters of a field of view for the microdisplay within a larger virtual display area associated with a host application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Christopher Parkinson, Stephen A. Pombo
  • Publication number: 20150346489
    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: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Craig Lindley, James Woodall, David Niland, Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Christopher Parkinson, Stephen A. Pombo