Patents by Inventor Daniel Simpkins

Daniel Simpkins 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: 20190384421
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for removing and/or hiding the negative effects of at least some of the latency between, e.g., detection of motion of a device such as a three-dimensional (3D) pointing device and corresponding redrawing of the cursor on a display. A method for masking latency associated with displaying a cursor on a display includes: receiving data associated with motion of an input device at a first time; using the data to determine a cursor position associated with the first time; determining a predicted cursor position at a future time relative to the first time using the determined cursor position; and displaying the cursor on the display at a position based on the predicted cursor position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Bryan A. Cook, Thomas V. Trimeloni, Andong Zhan, Daniel Simpkins, Charles W.K. Gritton
  • Publication number: 20180203878
    Abstract: Devices, computer readable medium, and methods for selecting an object displayed on a screen and providing information about that object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Charles Gritton, Daniel Simpkins, Tom Morgan
  • Patent number: 9946731
    Abstract: Devices, computer readable medium, and methods for selecting an object displayed on a screen and providing information about that object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: IDHL Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Gritton, Daniel Simpkins, Tom Morgan
  • Publication number: 20180046265
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for removing and/or hiding the negative effects of at least some of the latency between, e.g., detection of motion of a device such as a three dimensional (3D) pointing device and corresponding redrawing of the cursor on a display. A method for masking latency associated with displaying a cursor on a display includes: receiving data associated with motion of an input device at a first time; using the data to determine a cursor position associated with the first time; determining a predicted cursor position at a future time relative to the first time using the determined cursor position; and displaying the cursor on the display at a position based on the predicted cursor position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Bryan A. Cook, Thomas V. Trimeloni, Andong Zhan, Daniel Simpkins, Charles W.K. Gritton
  • Publication number: 20150253987
    Abstract: Keyboardless text entry methods and systems are described. Various display tools are used in conjunction with, for example, pointing, scrolling and/or clicking actions to enter text into an interface. Once display tool is a pie widget shape, another display tool uses a box like shape containing other box like shapes which are scaled according to a propationate chance of containing the desirable selection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Frank A. HUNLETH, Frank J. WROBLEWSKI, Daniel SIMPKINS
  • Publication number: 20150178316
    Abstract: Devices, computer readable medium, and methods for selecting an object displayed on a screen and providing information about that object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Charles GRITTON, Daniel SIMPKINS, Tom MORGAN
  • Patent number: 9063580
    Abstract: Keyboardless text entry methods and systems are described. Various display tools are used in conjunction with, for example, pointing, scrolling and/or clicking actions to enter text into an interface. One display tool is a pie widget shape, another display tool uses a box like shape containing other box like shapes which are scaled according to a proportionate chance of containing the desirable selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Frank A. Hunleth, Frank A. Wroblewski, Daniel Simpkins
  • Patent number: 9007396
    Abstract: Devices, computer readable medium, and methods for selecting an object displayed on a screen and providing information about that object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Gritton, Daniel Simpkins, Tom Morgan
  • Publication number: 20110216087
    Abstract: Devices, computer readable medium, and methods for selecting an object displayed on a screen and providing information about that object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicant: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Gritton, Daniel Simpkins, Tom Morgan
  • Publication number: 20070288870
    Abstract: A method for navigating a pointer on a graphical user interface (GUI) includes the steps of: scrolling an input device to locate the pointer corresponding to the input device on a point of interest within the GUI, depressing an actuating button associated with the input device on the point of interest, obtaining a detailed view of the point of interest while centering the point of interest on the GUI and maintaining a position of the pointer on the point of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventors: Frank Hunleth, Daniel Simpkins
  • Publication number: 20070252813
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention address these needs and others by providing a handheld device, e.g., a 3D pointing device, which uses at least one sensor to detect motion of the handheld device. The detected motion can then be mapped into a desired output, e.g., cursor movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Liberty, Daniel Simpkins, Charles Gritton, Mark Turner, Frank Hunleth
  • Publication number: 20070247425
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention address these needs and others by providing a handheld device, e.g., a 3D pointing device, which uses hand tremor as an input. One or more sensors within the handheld device detect a user's hand tremor and identify the user based on the detected tremor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Applicant: Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Liberty, Christopher Roller, Daniel Simpkins, Charles Gritton
  • Publication number: 20070035518
    Abstract: A remote control device, e.g., a 3D pointing device, has a ring-shaped or arcuate-shaped housing and at least one sensor mounted within the housing for sensing movement of said remote control device. The housing is adapted to promote a user's arm, hand and wrist to be substantially in a neutral position when the user is holding the remote control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2006
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Applicant: Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Francz, Daniel Simpkins, Frank Wroblewski, Friedrich Geck, Negar Moshiri, Charles Gritton, Arvind Gupta
  • Publication number: 20060184966
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention provide a control framework for organizing, selecting and launching media items including graphical user interfaces coupled with an optional 3D control device for collection of the basic control primitives of point, click, scroll, hover and zoom which permit for easy and rapid selection of media items, e.g., movies, songs etc., from large or small collections. The remote control maps natural hand movements and gestures into relevant commands while the graphical display uses images, zooming for increased/decreased levels of detail and continuity of GUI objects to provide easy organization, selection and navigation among the media items by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2006
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Applicant: Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Hunleth, Negar Moshiri, William Napier, Daniel Simpkins, Frank Wroblewski, Kevin Conroy, Charles Gritton
  • Publication number: 20060176403
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention provide software constructs (bricks) usable to create zoomable user interfaces. Bricks provide for parameterized variation of graphical displays, are reusuable and cascade across different scenes in the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2006
    Publication date: August 10, 2006
    Applicant: Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Gritton, Dave Aufderheide, Kevin Conroy, Neel Goyal, Frank Hunleth, Stephen Scheirey, Daniel Simpkins
  • Publication number: 20060109242
    Abstract: A user interface for visual browsing of content that is optimal for disabled or impaired people is built around a limited set of actions, e.g., SELECT and BACK, or just SELECT. The rest of the useful information is gathered by the act of pointing. The result is a visual browsing capability that allows impaired people much easier access to content and functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Publication date: May 25, 2006
    Inventor: Daniel Simpkins
  • Publication number: 20050253806
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention address these needs and others by providing a handheld device, e.g., a free space pointing device, which uses at least one sensor to detect motion of the handheld device. The detected motion can then be mapped into a desired output, e.g., cursor movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Publication date: November 17, 2005
    Applicant: Hillcrest Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Liberty, Daniel Simpkins, Charles Gritton, Mark Turner, Frank Hunleth
  • Publication number: 20050243061
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention address these needs and others by providing a handheld device, e.g., a free space pointing device, which uses hand tremor as an input. One or more sensors within the handheld device detect a user's hand tremor and identify the user based on the detected tremor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Applicant: Hillcrest Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Liberty, Christopher Roller, Daniel Simpkins, Charles Gritton
  • Publication number: 20050204391
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing secure access to cable data are described. A split hardware and/or software architecture are provided to enable general computer access to safe APIs while protecting privileged APIs and operator content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventors: Frank Hunleth, Daniel Simpkins, Stephen Scheirey
  • Publication number: 20050195159
    Abstract: Keyboardless text entry methods and systems are described. Various display tools are used in conjunction with, for example, pointing, scrolling and/or clicking actions to enter text into an interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Frank Hunleth, Frank Wroblewski, Daniel Simpkins