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: 10025389
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Christoffer Björklund, Henrik Eskilsson, Magnus Jacobson, Mårten Skogö
  • Patent number: 9996159
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Christoffer Björklund, Henrik Eskilsson, Magnus Jacobson, Mårten Skogö
  • Patent number: 9952672
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Christoffer Björklund, Henrik Eskilsson, Magnus Jacobson, Mårten Skogö
  • Patent number: 9952883
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventor: Henrik Eskilsson
  • Publication number: 20180103202
    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: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Henrik Eskilsson, Mårten Skogö, John Elvesjö, Peter Blixt
  • Publication number: 20180032103
    Abstract: A wearable device is disclosed. The wearable device may include a display, a lens, an illuminator, an image sensor, and at least one processor. The display may be configured to present images. The lens may be configured to provide a view of the display to an eye of a user. The illuminator may be configured to illuminate the eye. The image sensor may be configured to detect illumination reflected by the eye. The at least one processor may be configured to cause the display to present an image, receive data from the image sensor, determine a gaze direction of the eye based at least in part on the data from the image sensor, and cause at least one of the display or the lens to be moved until the gaze direction is directed toward the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Applicant: TOBII AB
    Inventors: Henrik Eskilsson, Mårten Skogö
  • Patent number: 9866754
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Henrik Eskilsson, Mårten Skogö, John Elvesjö, Peter Blixt
  • 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