Patents by Inventor Eric Justin Gould

Eric Justin Gould 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: 20220168660
    Abstract: Traditional head-mounted display experiences require a hand controller (e.g. thumbstick, touchpad, gamepad, keyboard, etc.) to manipulate audio controls. The invention is a hands-free, body-based navigation technology that puts the participant's body in direct control of movement through sonic space. Participants lean towards a sound source to make it louder and lean away to make it quieter. In some embodiments, the more a participant leans, the faster the volume changes. Because the interactions were designed to respond to natural bearing and balancing instincts, movement coordination is intuitive and easy to learn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Eric Justin Gould Bear, Rachel M. Strickland, Jim McKee
  • Publication number: 20220146841
    Abstract: Locomotion-based motion sickness has long been a complaint amongst virtual reality gamers and drone pilots. Traditional head-mounted display experiences require a handheld controller (e.g. thumbstick, touchpad, gamepad, keyboard, etc.) for locomotion. Teleportation compromises immersive presence and smooth navigation leads to sensory imbalances that can cause dizziness and nausea (even when using room-scale sensor systems). Designers have therefore had to choose between comfort and immersion. The invention is a hands-free, body-based navigation technology that puts the participant's body in direct control of movement through virtual space. Participants lean forward to advance in space; lean back to reverse; tip left or right to strafe/sidestep; and rotate to look around. In some embodiments, the more a participant leans, the faster they go.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Eric Justin Gould Bear, Rachel M. Strickland, Jim McKee
  • Patent number: 11266919
    Abstract: Locomotion-based motion sickness has long been a complaint amongst virtual reality gamers and drone pilots. Traditional head-mounted display experiences require a handheld controller (e.g. thumb stick, touchpad, gamepad, keyboard, etc.) for locomotion. Teleportation compromises immersive presence and smooth navigation leads to sensory imbalances that can cause dizziness and nausea (even when using room-scale sensor systems). Designers have therefore had to choose between comfort and immersion. The invention is a hands-free, body-based navigation technology that puts the participant's body in direct control of movement through virtual space. Participants lean forward to advance in space; lean back to reverse; tip left or right to strafe/sidestep; and rotate to look around. In some embodiments, the more a participant leans, the faster they go.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: MONKEYMEDIA, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Justin Gould Bear, Rachel M. Strickland, Jim McKee
  • Publication number: 20200197825
    Abstract: Locomotion-based motion sickness has long been a complaint amongst virtual reality gamers and drone pilots. Traditional head-mounted display experiences require a handheld controller (e.g. thumb stick, touchpad, gamepad, keyboard, etc.) for locomotion. Teleportation compromises immersive presence and smooth navigation leads to sensory imbalances that can cause dizziness and nausea (even when using room-scale sensor systems). Designers have therefore had to choose between comfort and immersion. The invention is a hands-free, body-based navigation technology that puts the participant's body in direct control of movement through virtual space. Participants lean forward to advance in space; lean back to reverse; tip left or right to strafe/sidestep; and rotate to look around. In some embodiments, the more a participant leans, the faster they go.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Eric Justin Gould Bear, Rachel M. Strickland, Jim McKee
  • Patent number: 10596478
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a head-mounted display apparatus with a visual display and one or more sensors may make navigation of virtual environments more natural. The invention enables a participant to pivot, tip and aim the apparatus to orient and move through virtual space hands-free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: MONKEYmedia, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Justin Gould Bear, Rachel M. Strickland, Jim McKee
  • Publication number: 20180185763
    Abstract: In some embodiments, extemporaneous control of remote objects can be made more natural using the invention, enabling a participant to pivot, tip and aim a head-mounted display apparatus to control a remote-controlled toy or full-sized vehicle, for example, hands-free. If the vehicle is outfitted with a camera, then the participant may see the remote location from first-person proprioceptive perspective.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Eric Justin Gould Bear, Rachel M. Strickland, Jim McKee
  • Patent number: 9919233
    Abstract: In some embodiments, extemporaneous control of remote objects can be made more natural using the invention, enabling a participant to pivot, tip and aim a head-mounted display apparatus to control a remote-controlled toy or full-sized vehicle, for example, hands-free. If the vehicle is outfitted with a camera, then the participant may see the remote location from first-person proprioceptive perspective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: MONKEYmedia, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Justin Gould Bear, Rachel M. Strickland, Jim McKee
  • Publication number: 20180028931
    Abstract: In some embodiments, extemporaneous control of remote objects can be made more natural using the invention, enabling a participant to pivot, tip and aim a head-mounted display apparatus to control a remote-controlled toy or full-sized vehicle, for example, hands-free. If the vehicle is outfitted with a camera, then the participant may see the remote location from first-person proprioceptive perspective.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Eric Justin Gould Bear, Rachel M. Strickland, Jim McKee
  • Patent number: 9791897
    Abstract: Departing from one-way linear cinema played on a single rectangular screen, this multi-channel virtual environment involves a cinematic paradigm that undoes habitual ways of framing things, employing architectural concepts in a polylinear video/sound construction to create a type of experience that allows the world to reveal itself and permits discovery on the part of participants. Techniques are disclosed for peripatetic navigation through virtual space with a handheld computing device, leveraging human spatial memory to form a proprioceptive sense of location, allowing a participant to easily navigate amongst a plurality of simultaneously playing videos and to center in front of individual video panes in said space, making it comfortable for a participant to rest in a fixed posture and orientation while selectively viewing any one of the video streams, and providing spatialized 3D audio cues that invite awareness of other content unfolding simultaneously in the virtual environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: MONKEYmedia, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Justin Gould Bear, Rachel M. Strickland, Jim McKee
  • Patent number: 9782684
    Abstract: In some embodiments, extemporaneous control of remote objects can be made more natural using the invention, enabling a participant to pivot, tip and aim a handheld display device to control a remote-controlled toy or full-sized vehicle, for example. If the vehicle is outfitted with a camera, then the participant may see the remote location from first-person proprioceptive perspective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: MONKEYmedia, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Justin Gould Bear, Rachel M. Strickland, Jim McKee
  • Publication number: 20170146997
    Abstract: In some embodiments, extemporaneous control of remote objects can be made more natural using the invention, enabling a participant to pivot, tip and aim a head-mounted display apparatus to control a remote-controlled toy or full-sized vehicle, for example, hands-free. If the vehicle is outfitted with a camera, then the participant may see the remote location from first-person proprioceptive perspective.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Eric Justin Gould Bear, Rachel M. Strickland, Jim McKee
  • Publication number: 20170144079
    Abstract: In some embodiments, extemporaneous control of remote objects can be made more natural using the invention, enabling a participant to pivot, tip and aim a handheld display device to control a remote-controlled toy or full-sized vehicle, for example. If the vehicle is outfitted with a camera, then the participant may see the remote location from first-person proprioceptive perspective.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Eric Justin Gould Bear, Rachel M. Strickland, Jim McKee
  • Publication number: 20170144069
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a head-mounted apparatus with a visual display and one or more sensors may make navigation of virtual environments more natural. The invention enables a participant to pivot, tip and aim the apparatus to orient and move through virtual space hands-free.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Eric Justin Gould Bear, Rachel M. Strickland, Jim McKee
  • Patent number: 9658617
    Abstract: In some embodiments, extemporaneous control of remote objects can be made more natural using the invention, enabling a participant to pivot, tip and aim a head-mounted display apparatus to control a remote-controlled toy or full-sized vehicle, for example, hands-free. If the vehicle is outfitted with a camera, then the participant may see the remote location from first-person proprioceptive perspective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: MONKEYmedia, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Justin Gould Bear, Rachel M. Strickland, Jim McKee
  • Patent number: 9656168
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a head-mounted apparatus with a visual display and one or more sensors may make navigation of virtual environments more natural. The invention enables a participant to pivot, tip and aim the apparatus to orient and move through virtual space hands-free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: MONKEYmedia, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Justin Gould Bear, Rachel M. Strickland, Jim McKee
  • Patent number: 9612627
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a head-mounted apparatus with a visual display and one or more sensors may make navigation of virtual environments more natural. The invention enables a participant to pivot, tip and aim the apparatus to orient and move through virtual space hands-free.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: MONKEYmedia, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Justin Gould Bear, Rachel M. Strickland, Jim McKee
  • Patent number: 9579586
    Abstract: In some embodiments, extemporaneous control of remote objects can be made more natural using the invention, enabling a participant to pivot, tip and aim a handheld display device to control a remote-controlled toy or full-sized vehicle, for example. If the vehicle is outfitted with a camera, then the participant may see the remote location from first-person proprioceptive perspective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: MONKEYmedia, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Justin Gould Bear, Rachel M. Strickland, Jim McKee
  • Patent number: 9563202
    Abstract: In some embodiments, extemporaneous control of remote objects can be made more natural using the invention, enabling a participant to pivot, tip and aim a head-mounted display apparatus to control a remote-controlled toy or full-sized vehicle, for example, hands-free. If the vehicle is outfitted with a camera, then the participant may see the remote location from first-person proprioceptive perspective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: MONKEYmedia, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Justin Gould Bear, Rachel M. Strickland, Jim McKee
  • Publication number: 20170028308
    Abstract: In some embodiments, extemporaneous control of remote objects can be made more natural using the invention, enabling a participant to pivot, tip and aim a handheld display device to control a remote-controlled toy or full-sized vehicle, for example. If the vehicle is outfitted with a camera, then the participant may see the remote location from first-person proprioceptive perspective.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Eric Justin Gould Bear, Rachel M. Strickland, Jim McKee
  • Publication number: 20170031357
    Abstract: In some embodiments, extemporaneous control of remote objects can be made more natural using the invention, enabling a participant to pivot, tip and aim a head-mounted display apparatus to control a remote-controlled toy or full-sized vehicle, for example, hands-free. If the vehicle is outfitted with a camera, then the participant may see the remote location from first-person proprioceptive perspective.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Eric Justin Gould Bear, Rachel M. Strickland, Jim McKee