Patents by Inventor Eyal Ofek

Eyal Ofek 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: 10976816
    Abstract: Various embodiments are provided herein for modifying a virtual scene based on eye-tracking. A computing device coupled to a HMD can provide a virtual scene for display on the HMD. The computing device can receive sensor data from a set of eye-tracking sensors coupled to the HMD. Based on the received sensor data, the computing device can determine a set of focal regions of the displayed virtual scene, including a perifoveal region of the displayed virtual scene. A portion of the virtual scene can then be modified based, in part, on a determination that the portion is outside of the determined perifoveal region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew D. Wilson, Sebastian Lennard Marwecki, Eyal Ofek, Christian Holz
  • Publication number: 20210100459
    Abstract: A sensor device is described herein. The sensor device includes a multi-dimensional optical sensor and processing circuitry, wherein the multi-dimensional optical sensor generates images and the processing circuitry is configured to output data that is indicative of hemodynamics of a user based upon the images. The sensor device is non-invasive, and is able to be incorporated into wearable devices, thereby allowing for continuous output of the data that is indicative of the hemodynamics of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Christian HOLZ, Eyal OFEK, Michael J. SINCLAIR
  • Patent number: 10895966
    Abstract: In various embodiments, methods and systems for implementing a multi-device mixed interactivity system are provided. The interactivity system includes paired mixed-input devices for interacting and controlling virtual objects. In operation, a selection input associated with a virtual object is accessed. The selection input is based on real input associated with a selection device and virtual input associated with a mixed-reality device. The selection device has a first display that displays the virtual object and the mixed-reality device has a second display that displays the virtual object. A selection profile is generated based on the selection input. The selection profile comprises one or more selection profile attributes for isolating a portion of the virtual object. A selected portion of the virtual object is determined based on the selection profile. The selected portion of the virtual reality object is caused to be displayed on the first display of the selection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michel Pahud, Nathalie Riche, Eyal Ofek, Christophe Hurter, Steven Mark Drucker
  • Patent number: 10885710
    Abstract: In various embodiments, computerized methods and systems for dynamically updating a fully-immersive virtual environment based on tracked physical environment data. A computing device coupled to a HMD receives sensor data from a variety of sensors. The computing device can generate a virtual scene based on the received sensor data, whereby the virtual scene includes at least a portion of a virtual path that corresponds to at least a portion of a navigable path determined based on the received sensor data. The computing device can modify the virtual scene include a virtual obstruction that corresponds to a physical object detected based on additional sensor data received from the sensors. The modified virtual scene is presented to the user for display, so that the user can safely traverse the physical environment while staying fully-immersed in the virtual environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Holz, Eyal Ofek, Andrew D. Wilson, Lung-Pan Cheng, Junrui Yang
  • Publication number: 20200409455
    Abstract: Various embodiments are provided herein for modifying a virtual scene based on eye-tracking. A computing device coupled to a HMD can provide a virtual scene for display on the HMD. The computing device can receive sensor data from a set of eye-tracking sensors coupled to the HMD. Based on the received sensor data, the computing device can determine a set of focal regions of the displayed virtual scene, including a perifoveal region of the displayed virtual scene. A portion of the virtual scene can then be modified based, in part, on a determination that the portion is outside of the determined perifoveal region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew D. WILSON, Sebastian Lennard MARWECKI, Eyal OFEK, Christian HOLZ
  • Patent number: 10874305
    Abstract: A sensor device is described herein. The sensor device includes a multi-dimensional optical sensor and processing circuitry, wherein the multi-dimensional optical sensor generates images and the processing circuitry is configured to output data that is indicative of hemodynamics of a user based upon the images. The sensor device is non-invasive, and is able to be incorporated into wearable devices, thereby allowing for continuous output of the data that is indicative of the hemodynamics of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Christian Holz, Eyal Ofek, Michael J. Sinclair
  • Publication number: 20200393904
    Abstract: The present concepts relate to haptic controllers. In one example the haptic controller can include first and second capstans rotationally secured to a base and an energy storage mechanism connected between the first and second capstans. The example haptic controller can also include a user engagement assembly secured to the first capstan and a controller configured to control rotational forces imparted on the user engagement assembly by controlling rotational friction experienced by the first and second capstans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Jack SINCLAIR, Mar GONZALEZ FRANCO, Christian HOLZ, Eyal OFEK
  • Publication number: 20200387223
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed that relate to haptic rendering. One disclosed example provides a haptic rendering device including a patterned layer that exhibits auxetic behavior, and a plurality of actuators configured to move the patterned layer, each actuator being individually controllable to cooperatively change a curvature of the patterned layer in two dimensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mar GONZALEZ FRANCO, Eyal OFEK, Michael Jack SINCLAIR, Anthony James STEED
  • Patent number: 10838486
    Abstract: The present concepts relate to a virtual reality controller that enables fine control of virtual objects using natural motions involving the dexterity of the user's fingers and provides realistic haptic sensations to the user's fingers. The controller may have a rigid structure design without moving parts. Force sensors under finger rests can detect forces exerted by user's fingers. Actuators can render haptic feedback from the virtual reality world to the user's fingers. The controller may include one or more trackpads on which the user may slide her fingers. The controller may be used for exploring and manipulating virtual objects, for example, by grasping, releasing, rotating, and feeling the surface of virtual objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mar Gonzalez Franco, Eyal Ofek, Michael J. Sinclair, Christian Holz, Jaeyeon Lee
  • Publication number: 20200334908
    Abstract: Various embodiments are provided herein for tracking a user's physical environment, to facilitate on-the-fly blending of a virtual environment with detected aspects of the physical environment. Embodiments can be employed to facilitate virtual roaming by compositing virtual representations of detected physical objects into virtual environments. A computing device coupled to a HMD can select portions of a depth map generated based on the user's physical environment, to generate virtual objects that correspond to the selected portions. The computing device can composite the generated virtual objects into an existing virtual environment, such that the user can traverse the virtual environment while remaining aware of their physical environment. Among other things, the computing device can employ various blending techniques for compositing, and further provide image pass-through techniques for selective viewing of the physical environment while remaining fully-immersed in virtual reality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew D. WILSON, Christian HOLZ, Eyal OFEK, Jeremy HARTMANN
  • Patent number: 10789662
    Abstract: A method for using a health information exchange system which stores patient record data regarding a multiplicity of patients, to serve a first plurality of EMRs each interacting with an EMR community including a set of at least one EMR, the method comprising: for each individual EMR within the first plurality of EMRs, performing a computerized context interception process using a processor to intercept context from the individual EMR and to identify there within an event whereby a health provider using the individual EMR calls up an individual patient's record from said individual EMR; and responsive to identification of the event, using a computerized output device for providing patient record data, pertaining to the individual patient, to the health provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: ALLSCRIPTS SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Wartenfeld, Ziv Ofek, Eyal Greenberg, Ziv Gome, Shiri Ben-Tal
  • Publication number: 20200294311
    Abstract: In various embodiments, computerized methods and systems for dynamically updating a fully-immersive virtual environment based on tracked physical environment data. A computing device coupled to a HMD receives sensor data from a variety of sensors. The computing device can generate a virtual scene based on the received sensor data, whereby the virtual scene includes at least a portion of a virtual path that corresponds to at least a portion of a navigable path determined based on the received sensor data. The computing device can modify the virtual scene include a virtual obstruction that corresponds to a physical object detected based on additional sensor data received from the sensors. The modified virtual scene is presented to the user for display, so that the user can safely traverse the physical environment while staying fully-immersed in the virtual environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Christian HOLZ, Eyal OFEK, Andrew D. WILSON, Lung-Pan CHENG, Junrui YANG
  • Patent number: 10775891
    Abstract: A haptic device includes a drum configured to rotate about an axis, a cord wound around the drum, a user-actuatable lever operatively coupled to the drum and configured to receive a user-actuation force, a position sensor configured to determine a rotational position of the drum, and an actuator operatively coupled to the cord. The actuator may be configured to apply a tension to the cord that further applies friction to brake the drum to cause the user-actuatable lever to provide a user-perceived resistance that opposes the user-actuation force. The user-perceived resistance may vary as a function of the rotational position of the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Jack Sinclair, Eyal Ofek, Christian Holz
  • Publication number: 20200278740
    Abstract: The present concepts relate to a virtual reality controller that enables fine control of virtual objects using natural motions involving the dexterity of the user's fingers and provides realistic haptic sensations to the user's fingers. The controller may have a rigid structure design without moving parts. Force sensors under finger rests can detect forces exerted by user's fingers. Actuators can render haptic feedback from the virtual reality world to the user's fingers. The controller may include one or more trackpads on which the user may slide her fingers. The controller may be used for exploring and manipulating virtual objects, for example, by grasping, releasing, rotating, and feeling the surface of virtual objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mar GONZALEZ FRANCO, Eyal OFEK, Michael J. SINCLAIR, Christian HOLZ, Jaeyeon LEE
  • Patent number: 10755802
    Abstract: A method for using a health information exchange system which stores patient record data regarding a multiplicity of patients, to serve a first plurality of EMRs each interacting with an EMR community including a set of at least one EMR, the method comprising: for each individual EMR within the first plurality of EMRs, performing a computerized context interception process using a processor to intercept context from the individual EMR and to identify there within an event whereby a health provider using the individual EMR calls up an individual patient's record from said individual EMR; and responsive to identification of the event, using a computerized output device for providing patient record data, pertaining to the individual patient, to the health provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: DBMOTION LTD.
    Inventors: Robert Wartenfeld, Ziv Ofek, Eyal Greenberg, Ziv Gome, Shiri Ben-Tal
  • Patent number: 10733684
    Abstract: A method for using a health information exchange system which stores patient record data regarding a multiplicity of patients, to serve a first plurality of EMRs each interacting with an EMR community including a set of at least one EMR, the method comprising: for each individual EMR within the first plurality of EMRs, performing a computerized context interception process using a processor to intercept context from the individual EMR and to identify there within an event whereby a health provider using the individual EMR calls up an individual patient's record from said individual EMR; and responsive to identification of the event, using a computerized output device for providing patient record data, pertaining to the individual patient, to the health provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: DBMOTION LTD.
    Inventors: Robert Wartenfeld, Ziv Ofek, Eyal Greenberg, Ziv Gome, Shiri Ben-Tal
  • Patent number: 10726088
    Abstract: Described herein are various technologies pertaining to displaying contextually relevant supplemental content retrieved from population data concurrently with data presented to a healthcare worker in a graphical user interface of an electronic health record application (EHR). Also described herein are graphical user interface features pertaining to concurrent display of a graphical user interface of the EHR and a graphical user interface of a supplement application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ALLSCRIPTS SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Wartenfeld, Ziv Ofek, Eyal Greenberg, Ziv Gome, Shiri Ben-Tal
  • Publication number: 20200209978
    Abstract: In various embodiments, computerized systems and methods for displacement oriented interaction with objects in a computer-mediated environment are provided. In one embodiment, the system detects a wearable device moved with a displacement transversal to a longitudinal axis of the wearable device. If the system determines that the displacement is within a displacement range associated with an actionable item, the system may select the actionable item or activate an operation associated with the actionable item, such as modifying an object in the computer-mediated reality environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: MICHEL PAHUD, NATHALIE RICHE, EYAL OFEK, CHRISTOPHE HURTER
  • Patent number: 10699491
    Abstract: Systems and techniques from displaying virtual representations of real-world spaces and objects in various environments are disclosed. A source environment at a first location can be scanned by a head-mounted display (HMD) device to generate three-dimensional datasets corresponding to the physical environment at the first location. The three-dimensional datasets can include detected physical properties associated with the physical environment. At a second location, the HMD can re-create the source environment, and render for display a virtual representation of the physical environment based on the three-dimensional datasets, where the virtual representation of the source environment is rendered to maintain any one of the detected physical properties associated with the physical environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Michel Pahud, Nathalie Riche, Eyal Ofek, Christophe Hurter
  • Patent number: 10620710
    Abstract: In various embodiments, computerized systems and methods for displacement oriented interaction with objects in a computer-mediated environment are provided. In one embodiment, the system detects a wearable device moved with a displacement transversal to a longitudinal axis of the wearable device. If the system determines that the displacement is within a displacement range associated with an actionable item, the system may select the actionable item or activate an operation associated with the actionable item, such as modifying an object in the computer-mediated reality environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Michel Pahud, Nathalie Riche, Eyal Ofek, Christophe Hurter