Patents by Inventor Hayes Solos Raffle

Hayes Solos Raffle 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: 10506321
    Abstract: A wearable audio component includes a first cable and an audio source in electrical communication with the first cable. A housing defines an interior and an exterior, the audio source being contained within the interior thereof. The exterior includes an ear engaging surface, an outer surface, and a peripheral surface extending between the front and outer surfaces. The peripheral surface includes a channel open along a length to surrounding portions of the peripheral surface and having a depth to extend partially between the front and outer surfaces. A portion of the channel is covered by a bridge member that defines an aperture between and open to adjacent portions of the channel. The cable is connected with the housing at a first location disposed within the channel remote from the bridge member and is captured in so as to extend through the aperture in a slidable engagement therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Haley Toelle, Jianchun Dong, Michael Kai Morishita, Eliot Kim, Hayes Solos Raffle, Livius Dumitru Chebeleu
  • Patent number: 10437882
    Abstract: Methods and devices for initiating a search of an object are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed that includes receiving video data recorded by a camera on a wearable computing device, where the video data comprises at least a first frame and a second frame. The method further includes, based on the video data, detecting an area in the first frame that is at least partially bounded by a pointing device and, based on the video data, detecting in the second frame that the area is at least partially occluded by the pointing device. The method still further includes initiating a search on the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Thad Eugene Starner, Irfan Essa, Hayes Solos Raffle, Daniel Aminzade
  • Patent number: 10417992
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and devices for varying functionality of a wearable computing device. An example device includes a first sensor and a second sensor. An example method includes, while a device is operating in a first state, receiving an indication of a touch input at the first sensor. The second sensor is configured in an idle mode based on the device operating in the first state. The method further includes, in response to receiving the indication of the touch input, triggering the second sensor to operate in an active mode and receiving data from the second sensor. The method further includes determining, based on the data, whether the device is being worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Hayes Solos Raffle, David Sparks, Bo Wu
  • Publication number: 20190246193
    Abstract: A wearable audio component includes a first cable and an audio source in electrical communication with the first cable. A housing defines an interior and an exterior, the audio source being contained within the interior thereof. The exterior includes an ear engaging surface, an outer surface, and a peripheral surface extending between the front and outer surfaces. The peripheral surface includes a channel open along a length to surrounding portions of the peripheral surface and having a depth to extend partially between the front and outer surfaces. A portion of the channel is covered by a bridge member that defines an aperture between and open to adjacent portions of the channel. The cable is connected with the housing at a first location disposed within the channel remote from the bridge member and is captured in so as to extend through the aperture in a slidable engagement therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Haley Toelle, Jianchun Dong, Michael Kai Morishita, Eliot Kim, Hayes Solos Raffle, Livius Dumitru Chebeleu
  • Patent number: 10330940
    Abstract: Methods and systems involving a graphic display in a head mounted display (HMD) are disclosed herein. An exemplary system may be configured to: (1) at a computing system associated with a head-mountable display, receive head-movement data indicative of head movement; (2) use one or more context signals to determine a first activity associated with the head-mountable device; (3) determine a head-movement interpretation scheme corresponding to the first activity; (4) apply the determined head-movement interpretation scheme to determine input data corresponding to the received head-movement data; and (5) provide the determined input data for at least one function of the head-mountable display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Hayes Solos Raffle, Adrian Wong, Ryan Geiss
  • Patent number: 10194229
    Abstract: A wearable audio component includes a first cable and an audio source in electrical communication with the first cable. A housing defines an interior and an exterior, the audio source being contained within the interior thereof. The exterior includes an ear engaging surface, an outer surface, and a peripheral surface extending between the front and outer surfaces. The peripheral surface includes a channel open along a length to surrounding portions of the peripheral surface and having a depth to extend partially between the front and outer surfaces. A portion of the channel is covered by a bridge member that defines an aperture between and open to adjacent portions of the channel. The cable is connected with the housing at a first location disposed within the channel remote from the bridge member and is captured in so as to extend through the aperture in a slidable engagement therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Haley Toelle, Jianchun Dong, Michael Kai Morishita, Eliot Kim, Hayes Solos Raffle, Livius Dumitru Chebeleu
  • Publication number: 20190011982
    Abstract: Methods and systems involving navigation of a graphical interface are disclosed herein. An example system may be configured to: (a) cause a head-mounted display (HMD) to provide a graphical interface, the graphical interface comprising (i) a view port having a view-port orientation and (ii) at least one navigable area having at least one border, the at least one border having a first border orientation; (b) receive input data that indicates movement of the view port towards the at least one border; (c) determine that the view-port orientation is within a predetermined threshold distance from the first border orientation; and (d) based on at least the determination that the view-port orientation is within a predetermined threshold distance from the first border orientation, adjust the first border orientation from the first border orientation to a second border orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Aaron Wheeler, Liang-Yu (Tom) Chi, Sebastian Thrun, Hayes Solos Raffle, Nirmal Patel
  • Patent number: 10114466
    Abstract: Methods and systems for hands-free browsing in a wearable computing device are provided. A wearable computing device may provide for display a view of a first card of a plurality of cards which include respective virtual displays of content. The wearable computing device may determine a first rotation of the wearable computing device about a first axis and one or more eye gestures. Based on a combination of the first rotation and the eye gestures, the wearable computing device may provide for display the navigable menu, which may include an alternate view of the first card and at least a portion of one or more cards. Then, based on a determined second rotation of the wearable computing device about a second axis and based on a direction of the second rotation, the wearable computing device may generate a display indicative of navigation through the navigable menu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Nirmal Patel, Hayes Solos Raffle, Mat Balez, Max Benjamin Braun, Jerrica Jones
  • Publication number: 20180254019
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and devices for varying functionality of a wearable computing device. An example device includes a first sensor and a second sensor. An example method includes, while a device is operating in a first state, receiving an indication of a touch input at the first sensor. The second sensor is configured in an idle mode based on the device operating in the first state. The method further includes, in response to receiving the indication of the touch input, triggering the second sensor to operate in an active mode and receiving data from the second sensor. The method further includes determining, based on the data, whether the device is being worn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Hayes Solos Raffle, David Sparks, Bo Wu
  • Patent number: 10067559
    Abstract: Methods and systems involving navigation of a graphical interface are disclosed herein. An example system may be configured to: (a) cause a head-mounted display (HMD) to provide a graphical interface, the graphical interface comprising (i) a view port having a view-port orientation and (ii) at least one navigable area having at least one border, the at least one border having a first border orientation; (b) receive input data that indicates movement of the view port towards the at least one border; (c) determine that the view-port orientation is within a predetermined threshold distance from the first border orientation; and (d) based on at least the determination that the view-port orientation is within a predetermined threshold distance from the first border orientation, adjust the first border orientation from the first border orientation to a second border orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Wheeler, Liang-Yu (Tom) Chi, Sebastian Thrun, Hayes Solos Raffle, Nirmal Patel
  • Patent number: 10031579
    Abstract: Example embodiments include a lens having an IR-reflective coating that is selectively applied to form a variable infrared (IR) interaction pattern on the lens. The variable IR interaction pattern may vary in the manner it interacts with IR wavelengths, so as to provide a machine-readable code when the lens is illuminated by IR light. Accordingly, variable IR interaction patterns may be used to identify particular lenses. Accordingly, a glasses-style, modular, head-mountable device (HMD) may identify which of a number of different possible lenses are currently attached to the HIVID, and update certain processes according to the lens or lenses is or are attached. For example, an HIVID may calibrate an eye-tracking process according to the particular lens that is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Hayes Solos Raffle, Simon Robert Prakash
  • Patent number: 9972277
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and devices for varying functionality of a wearable computing device. An example device includes a first sensor and a second sensor. An example method includes, while a device is operating in a first state, receiving an indication of a touch input at the first sensor. The second sensor is configured in an idle mode based on the device operating in the first state. The method further includes, in response to receiving the indication of the touch input, triggering the second sensor to operate in an active mode and receiving data from the second sensor. The method further includes determining, based on the data, whether the device is being worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Hayes Solos Raffle, David Sparks, Bo Wu
  • Publication number: 20180107273
    Abstract: Example embodiments include a lens having an IR-reflective coating that is selectively applied to form a variable infrared (IR) interaction pattern on the lens. The variable IR interaction pattern may vary in the manner it interacts with IR wavelengths, so as to provide a machine-readable code when the lens is illuminated by IR light. Accordingly, variable IR interaction patterns may be used to identify particular lenses. Accordingly, a glasses-style, modular, head-mountable device (HMD) may identify which of a number of different possible lenses are currently attached to the HIVID, and update certain processes according to the lens or lenses is or are attached. For example, an HIVID may calibrate an eye-tracking process according to the particular lens that is attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Hayes Solos Raffle, Simon Robert Prakash
  • Publication number: 20180027162
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein may allow for dynamic image processing based on biometric data. An example device may include: an interface configured to receive video data that is generated by an image capture device; an interface configured to receive biometric data of a user of the image capture device from one or more sensors generated synchronously with the video data; and an image processing system configured to apply image processing to the video data to generate edited video data. The image processing may be based, at least in part, on the biometric data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Inventors: Basheer Tome, Hayes Solos Raffle
  • Patent number: 9870049
    Abstract: Example embodiments include a lens having an IR-reflective coating that is selectively applied to form a variable infrared (IR) interaction pattern on the lens. The variable IR interaction pattern may vary in the manner it interacts with IR wavelengths, so as to provide a machine-readable code when the lens is illuminated by IR light. Accordingly, variable IR interaction patterns may be used to identify particular lenses. Accordingly, a glasses-style, modular, head-mountable device (HMD) may identify which of a number of different possible lenses are currently attached to the HMD, and update certain processes according to the lens or lenses is or are attached. For example, an HMD may calibrate an eye-tracking process according to the particular lens that is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Hayes Solos Raffle, Simon Robert Prakash
  • Patent number: 9811154
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and computer-readable media are described herein related to displaying and cropping viewable objects. A viewable object can be displayed on a display of a head-mountable device (HMD) configured with a hand-movement input device. The HMD can receive both head-movement data corresponding to head movements and hand-movement data from the hand-movement input device. The viewable object can be panned on the display based on the head-movement data. The viewable object can be zoomed on the display based on the hand-movement data. The HMD can receive an indication that navigation of the viewable object is complete. The HMD can determine whether a cropping mode is activated. After determining that the cropping mode is activated, the HMD can generate a cropped image of the viewable object on the display when navigation is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Hayes Solos Raffle, Nirmal Patel, Max Benjamin Braun
  • Patent number: 9804682
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein may provide a configuration of input interfaces used to perform multi-touch operations. An example device may involve: (a) a housing arranged on a head-mountable device, (b) a first input interface arranged on either a superior or an inferior surface of the housing, (c) a second input interface arranged on a surface of the housing that is opposite to the first input interface, and (d) a control system configured to: (1) receive first input data from the first input interface, where the first input data corresponds to a first input action, and in response, cause a camera to perform a first operation in accordance with the first input action, and (2) receive second input data from the second input interface, where the second input data corresponds to a second input action(s) on the second input interface, and in response, cause the camera to perform a second operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Chun Yat Frank Li, Hayes Solos Raffle
  • Patent number: 9807291
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein may allow for dynamic image processing based on biometric data. An example device may include: an interface configured to receive video data that is generated by an image capture device; an interface configured to receive biometric data of a user of the image capture device from one or more sensors generated synchronously with the video data; and an image processing system configured to apply image processing to the video data to generate edited video data. The image processing may be based, at least in part, on the biometric data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Basheer Tome, Hayes Solos Raffle
  • Patent number: 9794475
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein may allow for dynamic image capture based on biometric data. An example device may include an image-capture device and a control system configured to: cause the image-capture device to capture video data; receive biometric data, which may be generated synchronously with the video data, from one or more sensors; while the image-capture device is capturing video data, control at least one image-capture setting of the image capture device based, at least in part, on the biometric data. The at least one image-capture setting affects the captured video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Basheer Tome, Hayes Solos Raffle
  • Patent number: 9766482
    Abstract: A head-wearable device includes a center support extending in generally lateral directions, a first side arm extending from a first end of the center frame support and a second side arm extending from a second end of the center support. The device may further include a nosebridge that is removably coupled to the center frame support. The device may also include a lens assembly that is removably coupled to the center support or the nosebridge. The lens assembly may have a single lens, or a multi-lens arrangement configured to cooperate with display to correct for a user's ocular disease or disorder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Michael Cazalet, Joseph John Hebenstreit, Matthew Wyatt Martin, Maj Isabelle Olsson, Mitchell Joseph Heinrich, Hayes Solos Raffle, Eliot Kim