Patents by Inventor Henrik Eskilsson

Henrik Eskilsson 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: 9791912
    Abstract: A personal computer system comprises a visual display, an imaging device adapted to provide eye-tracking data by imaging at least one eye of a viewer of the visual display, and identifying means for recognizing the viewer with reference to one of a plurality of predefined personal profiles. The personal computer system further comprises an eye-tracking processor for processing the eye-tracking data. According to the invention, the eye-tracking processor is selectively operable in one of a plurality of personalized active sub-modes associated with said personal profiles. The sub-modes may differ with regard to eye-tracking related or power-management related settings. Further, the identifying means may sense an identified viewer's actual viewing condition (e.g., use of viewing aids or wearing of garments), wherein the imaging device is further operable in a sub profile mode associated with the determined actual viewing condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: John Mikael Elvesjö, Anders Kingbäck, Gunnar Troili, Mårten Skogö, Henrik Eskilsson, Peter Blixt
  • Publication number: 20170053304
    Abstract: A method for determining a relationship between biometric data and stimuli to reach a conclusion is disclosed. The method may include associating displayed stimuli with an identity label. The method may also include collecting biometric data relative to displayed stimuli. The method may further include attributing a rating to the displayed stimuli based on the biometric data. The method may additionally include associating the rating with the identity label.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Henrik ESKILSSON, Markus CEDERLUND, Hans LEE, Magnus LINDE
  • Publication number: 20160353025
    Abstract: An imaging device adapted to provide eye-tracking data by imaging at least one eye of a viewer, wherein: the imaging device is switchable between at least an active mode and a ready mode; the imaging device is configured, in the active mode, to use active eye illumination, which enables tracking of a corneal reflection, and to provide eye tracking data which include eye position and eye orientation; and the imaging device is configured, in the ready mode, to reduce an illumination intensity from a value the illumination intensity has in the active mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: TOBII AB
    Inventors: Henrik Eskilsson, Mårten Skogö, John Elvesjö, Peter Blixt
  • Publication number: 20160314349
    Abstract: An imaging device adapted to provide eye-tracking data by imaging at least one eye of a viewer, wherein: the imaging device is switchable between at least an active mode and a ready mode; the imaging device is configured to use active eye illumination in the active mode, which enables tracking of a corneal reflection; and the imaging device is configured, in the ready mode, to reduce an illumination intensity from a value the illumination intensity has in the active mode, and to provide eye-tracking data which include eye position but not eye orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Applicant: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Henrik Eskilsson, Mårten Skogö, John Elvesjö, Peter Blixt
  • Patent number: 9442566
    Abstract: An imaging device adapted to provide eye-tracking data by imaging at least one eye of a viewer, wherein: the imaging device is switchable between at least an active mode and a ready mode; the imaging device is configured to use active eye illumination in the active mode, which enables tracking of a corneal reflection; and the imaging device is configured, in the ready mode, to reduce an illumination intensity from a value the illumination intensity has in the active mode, and to provide eye-tracking data which include eye position but not eye orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: TOBII AB
    Inventors: Henrik Eskilsson, Mårten Skogö, John Elvesjö, Peter Blixt
  • Publication number: 20160041832
    Abstract: According to the invention, a method for determining what hardware components are installed on a computing device is disclosed. The method may include identifying the computing device, and determining, based on the computing device, a hardware component of the computing device. The method may also include retrieving information about the hardware component, and setting, based at least in part on the information about the hardware component, a parameter for an algorithm of software on the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventor: Henrik Eskilsson
  • Publication number: 20150145769
    Abstract: An imaging device adapted to provide eye-tracking data by imaging at least one eye of a viewer, wherein: the imaging device is switchable between at least an active mode and a ready mode; the imaging device is configured to use active eye illumination in the active mode, which enables tracking of a corneal reflection; and the imaging device is configured, in the ready mode, to reduce an illumination intensity from a value the illumination intensity has in the active mode, and to provide eye-tracking data which include eye position but not eye orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: TOBII TECHNOLOGY AB
    Inventors: Henrik ESKILSSON, Mårten Skogö, John Elvesjö, Peter Blixt
  • Patent number: 8976110
    Abstract: A personal computer system includes a visual display, an imaging device adapted to provide eye-tracking data by imaging the face of a viewer of the visual display, and an input device for accepting eye-tracking control data and other input data. The imaging device is switchable between at least an active mode, a ready mode and an idle mode, and the switching time from the idle mode to the active mode is longer than the switching time from the ready mode to the active mode. The eye-tracking data provided in the ready mode may include eye position but not eye orientation. The system may include a dedicated input device for forcing the imaging device into active mode by directly triggering an interrupt; alternatively, the dedicated input device forces it permanently into idle mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Tobii Technology AB
    Inventors: Henrik Eskilsson, Mårten Skogö, John Elvesjö, Peter Blixt
  • Publication number: 20140313129
    Abstract: A personal computer system comprises a visual display, an imaging device adapted to provide eye-tracking data by imaging at least one eye of a viewer of the visual display, and identifying means for recognizing the viewer with reference to one of a plurality of predefined personal profiles. The personal computer system further comprises an eye-tracking processor for processing the eye-tracking data. According to the invention, the eye-tracking processor is selectively operable in one of a plurality of personalized active sub-modes associated with said personal profiles. The sub-modes may differ with regard to eye-tracking related or power-management related settings. Further, the identifying means may sense an identified viewer's actual viewing condition (e.g., use of viewing aids or wearing of garments), wherein the imaging device is further operable in a sub profile mode associated with the determined actual viewing condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: John Mikael Elvesjö, Anders Kingbäck, Gunnar Troili, Mårten Skogö, Henrik Eskilsson, Peter Blixt
  • Publication number: 20140009390
    Abstract: A computer apparatus is associated with a graphical display presenting at least one GUI-component adapted to be manipulated based on user-generated commands An event engine is adapted to receive an eye-tracking data signal that describes a user's point of regard on the display. Based on the signal, the event engine produces a set of non-cursor controlling event output signals, which influence the at least one GUI-component. Each non-cursor controlling event output signal describes a particular aspect of the user's ocular activity in respect of the display. Initially, the event engine receives a control signal request from each of the at least one GUI-component. The control signal request defines a sub-set of the set of non-cursor controlling event output signals which is required by the particular GUI-component. The event engine delivers non-cursor controlling event output signals to the at least one GUI-component in accordance with each respective control signal request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Tobii Technology AB
    Inventors: Christoffer BJÖRKLUND, Henrik ESKILSSON, Magnus JACOBSON, Mårten SKOGÖ
  • Publication number: 20130321270
    Abstract: A computer apparatus is associated with a graphical display presenting at least one GUI-component adapted to be manipulated based on user-generated commands. An event engine is adapted to receive an eye-tracking data signal that describes a user's point of regard on the display. Based on the signal, the event engine produces a set of non-cursor controlling event output signals, which influence the at least one GUI-component. Each non-cursor controlling event output signal describes a particular aspect of the user's ocular activity in respect of the display. Initially, the event engine receives a control signal request from each of the at least one GUI-component. The control signal request defines a sub-set of the set of non-cursor controlling event output signals which is required by the particular GUI-component. The event engine delivers non-cursor controlling event output signals to the at least one GUI-component in accordance with each respective control signal request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: TOBII TECHNOLOGY AB
    Inventors: Christoffer BJÖRKLUND, Henrik ESKILSSON, Magnus JACOBSON, Mårten SKOGÖ
  • Publication number: 20130326431
    Abstract: A computer apparatus is associated with a graphical display presenting at least one GUI-component adapted to be manipulated based on user-generated commands. An event engine is adapted to receive an eye-tracking data signal that describes a user's point of regard on the display. Based on the signal, the event engine produces a set of non-cursor controlling event output signals, which influence the at least one GUI-component. Each non-cursor controlling event output signal describes a particular aspect of the user's ocular activity in respect of the display. Initially, the event engine receives a control signal request from each of the at least one GUI-component. The control signal request defines a sub-set of the set of non-cursor controlling event output signals which is required by the particular GUI-component. The event engine delivers non-cursor controlling event output signals to the at least one GUI-component in accordance with each respective control signal request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: TOBII TECHNOLOGY AB
    Inventors: Christoffer BJÖRKLUND, Henrik ESKILSSON, Magnus JACOBSON, Mårten SKOGÖ
  • Publication number: 20130318457
    Abstract: A computer apparatus is associated with a graphical display presenting at least one GUI-component adapted to be manipulated based on user-generated commands. An event engine is adapted to receive an eye-tracking data signal that describes a user's point of regard on the display. Based on the signal, the event engine produces a set of non-cursor controlling event output signals, which influence the at least one GUI-component. Each non-cursor controlling event output signal describes a particular aspect of the user's ocular activity in respect of the display. Initially, the event engine receives a control signal request from each of the at least one GUI-component. The control signal request defines a sub-set of the set of non-cursor controlling event output signals which is required by the particular GUI-component. The event engine delivers non-cursor controlling event output signals to the at least one GUI-component in accordance with each respective control signal request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: TOBII TECHNOLOGY AB
    Inventors: Christoffer Björklund, Henrik Eskilsson, Magnus Jacobson, Mårten Skogö
  • Publication number: 20130106681
    Abstract: A personal computer system includes a visual display, an imaging device adapted to provide eye-tracking data by imaging the face of a viewer of the visual display, and an input device for accepting eye-tracking control data and other input data. The imaging device is switchable between at least an active mode, a ready mode and an idle mode, and the switching time from the idle mode to the active mode is longer than the switching time from the ready mode to the active mode. The eye-tracking data provided in the ready mode may include eye position but not eye orientation. The system may include a dedicated input device for forcing the imaging device into active mode by directly triggering an interrupt; alternatively, the dedicated input device forces it permanently into idle mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: TOBII TECHNOLOGY AB
    Inventors: Henrik ESKILSSON, Mårten SKOGÖ, John ELVESJÖ, Peter BLIXT
  • Publication number: 20120146895
    Abstract: A computer apparatus is associated with a graphical display presenting at least one GUI-component adapted to be manipulated based on user-generated commands. An event engine is adapted to receive an eye-tracking data signal that describes a user's point of regard on the display. Based on the signal, the event engine produces a set of non-cursor controlling event output signals, which influence the at least one GUI-component. Each non-cursor controlling event output signal describes a particular aspect of the user's ocular activity in respect of the display. Initially, the event engine receives a control signal request from each of the at least one GUI-component. The control signal request defines a sub-set of the set of non-cursor controlling event output signals which is required by the particular GUI-component. The event engine delivers non-cursor controlling event output signals to the at least one GUI-component in accordance with each respective control signal request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Christoffer Björklund, Henrik Eskilsson, Magnus Jacobson, Mårten Skogö
  • Patent number: 8185845
    Abstract: A computer based eye-tracking solution is disclosed. A computer apparatus is associated with one or more graphical displays (GUI components) that may be manipulated based on user-generated commands. An event engine is adapted to receive an eye-tracking data signal that describes a user's point of regard on the display. Based on the signal, the event engine is adapted to produce a set of non-cursor controlling event output signals, which influence the GUI-components. Each non-cursor controlling event output signal describes a particular aspect of the user's ocular activity in respect of the display. Initially, the proposed event engine receives a control signal request from each of the GUI-components. The control signal request defines a sub-set of the set of non-cursor controlling event output signals which is required by the particular GUI-component. The event engine delivers non-cursor controlling event output signals to the GUI-components in accordance with each respective control signal request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Tobii Technology AB
    Inventors: Christoffer Bjorklund, Henrik Eskilsson, Magnus Jacobson, Marten Skogo
  • Publication number: 20070164990
    Abstract: A computer based eye-tracking solution is disclosed. A computer apparatus is associated with one or more graphical displays (GUI components) that may be manipulated based on user-generated commands. An event engine is adapted to receive an eye-tracking data signal that describes a user's point of regard on the display. Based on the signal, the event engine is adapted to produce a set of non-cursor controlling event output signals, which influence the GUI-components. Each non-cursor controlling event output signal describes a particular aspect of the user's ocular activity in respect of the display. Initially, the proposed event engine receives a control signal request from each of the GUI-components. The control signal request defines a sub-set of the set of non-cursor controlling event output signals which is required by the particular GUI-component. The event engine delivers non-cursor controlling event output signals to the GUI-components in accordance with each respective control signal request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2005
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Inventors: Christoffer Bjorklund, Henrik Eskilsson, Magnus Jacobson, Marten Skogo