Patents by Inventor Ivan Poupyrev

Ivan Poupyrev 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: 11103015
    Abstract: This document describes techniques using, and objects embodying, an interactive fabric which is configured to sense user interactions in the form of single or multi-touch-input (e.g., gestures). The interactive fabric may be integrated into a wearable interactive garment (e.g., a jacket, shirt, or pants) that is coupled (e.g., via a wired or wireless connection) to a gesture manager. The gesture manager may be implemented at the interactive garment, or remote from the interactive garment, such as at a computing device that is wirelessly paired with the interactive garment and/or at a remote cloud based service. Generally, the gesture manager recognizes user interactions to the interactive fabric, and in response, triggers various different types of functionality, such as answering a phone call, sending a text message, creating a journal entry, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ivan Poupyrev, Carsten C. Schwesig, Mustafa Emre Karagozler, Hakim K. Raja, David Scott Allmon, Gerard George Pallipuram, Shiho Fukuhara, Nan-Wei Gong
  • Patent number: 11079289
    Abstract: This document describes techniques using, and devices embodying, radar-based force sensing. These techniques and devices can enable a great breadth of forces to be measured. Furthermore, radar-based force sensing enables those forces to use, control, and interact with devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Ivan Poupyrev
  • Patent number: 11080556
    Abstract: Various embodiments dynamically learn user-customizable input gestures. A user can transition a radar-based gesture detection system into a gesture-learning mode. In turn, the radar-based gesture detection system emits a radar field configured to detect a gesture new to the radar-based gesture detection system. The radar-based gesture detection system receives incoming radio frequency (RF) signals generated by the outgoing RF signal reflecting off the gesture, and analyzes the incoming RF signals to learn one or more identifying characteristics about the gesture. Upon learning the identifying characteristics, the radar-based gesture detection system reconfigures a corresponding input identification system to detect the gesture when the one or more identifying characteristics are next identified, and transitions out of the gesture-learning mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Edward Gillian, Jaime Lien, Patrick M. Amihood, Ivan Poupyrev
  • Publication number: 20210232303
    Abstract: Systems and methods of providing gesture-based control of a user interface are provided. For instance, a presence of a control article can be detected in a first proximity zone proximate a user device. Responsive to detecting the presence of the control article, presentation data corresponding to a presentation mode of a user interface associated with the user computing device can be provided for display. A presence of the control article can be detected in a second proximity zone proximate the user computing device. The second proximity zone can define a separate physical area than the first proximity zone. Responsive to detecting the presence of the control article in the second proximity zone, interactive data corresponding to an interactive mode of the user interface can be provided for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ivan Poupyrev, Carsten C. Schwesig, Jack Schulze, Timo Arnall
  • Publication number: 20210216153
    Abstract: A removable electronics device and related pre-fabricated sensor assemblies having different sensor layouts are provided. The removable electronics module includes one or more processors, an inertial measurement unit, a first communication interface configured to communicatively couple the removable electronics device to one or more computing devices, a second communication interface configured to communicatively couple the removable electronics device to a plurality of pre-fabricated sensor assemblies, and a housing at least partially enclosing the processor, the inertial measurement unit, the first communication interface, and the second communication interface. The housing includes a first opening in at least one longitudinal surface and adjacent to at least a portion of the first communication interface and a plurality of second openings in a lower surface and adjacent to the plurality of contact pads of the second communication interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Inventors: Kishore Sundara-Rajan, Mauricio E. Gutierrez Bravo, Ivan Poupyrev, Alejandro Kauffmann
  • Patent number: 11003345
    Abstract: Systems and methods of providing control-article-based control of a user interface are provided. For instance, a presence of a control article can be detected in a first proximity zone proximate a user device. Responsive to detecting the presence of the control article, presentation data corresponding to a presentation mode of a user interface associated with the user computing device can be provided for display. A presence of the control article can be detected in a second proximity zone proximate the user computing device. The second proximity zone can define a separate physical area than the first proximity zone. Responsive to detecting the presence of the control article in the second proximity zone, interactive data corresponding to an interactive mode of the user interface can be provided for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ivan Poupyrev, Carsten C. Schwesig, Jack Schulze, Timo Arnall
  • Publication number: 20210132702
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and devices for occluded gesture recognition. Through use of the techniques and devices described herein, users may control their devices even when a user's gesture is occluded by some material between the user's hands and the device itself. Thus, the techniques enable users to control their mobile devices in many situations in which control is desired but conventional techniques do permit effective control, such as when a user's mobile computing device is occluded by being in a purse, bag, pocket, or even in another room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventor: Ivan Poupyrev
  • Publication number: 20210132788
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and systems that enable a radar system facilitating ease and accuracy of user interactions with a user interface. The techniques and systems can be implemented in an electronic device, such as a smartphone, and use a radar field to accurately determine three-dimensional (3D) gestures that can be used in combination with other inputs, such as touch or voice inputs, to interact with the user interface. These techniques allow the user to make 3D gestures from a distance and enable seamless integration of touch and voice commands with 3D gestures to improve functionality and user enjoyment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Leonardo Giusti, Ivan Poupyrev, Patrick M. Amihood
  • Publication number: 20210110717
    Abstract: An interactive object and computing devices are configured to provide vehicle-related notifications and gesture detection to enable user interaction with a vehicle service. A computing system can receive data associated with a status of a vehicle that is providing a vehicle service associated with a user of an interactive object. The computing system can provide one or more output signals to one or more output devices of the interactive object. The one or more output signals are based at least in part on the data associated with the status of the vehicle. The computing system can provide, in response to the one or more output signals, an output response indicative of the status of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Leonardo GIUSTI, Ivan POUPYREV, Suniti Nina WALIA
  • Publication number: 20210096653
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that enable advanced gaming and virtual reality control using radar. These techniques enable small motions and displacements to be tracked, even in the millimeter or submillimeter scale, for user control actions even when those actions are optically occluded or obscured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Patrick M. Amihood, Ivan Poupyrev
  • Patent number: 10963106
    Abstract: A removable electronics device and related pre-fabricated sensor assemblies having different sensor layouts are provided. The removable electronics module includes one or more processors, an inertial measurement unit, a first communication interface configured to communicatively couple the removable electronics device to one or more computing devices, a second communication interface configured to communicatively couple the removable electronics device to a plurality of pre-fabricated sensor assemblies, and a housing at least partially enclosing the processor, the inertial measurement unit, the first communication interface, and the second communication interface. The housing includes a first opening in at least one longitudinal surface and adjacent to at least a portion of the first communication interface and a plurality of second openings in a lower surface and adjacent to the plurality of contact pads of the second communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Kishore Sundara-Rajan, Mauricio E. Gutierrez Bravo, Ivan Poupyrev, Alejandro Kauffmann, Mustafa Emre Karagozler
  • Publication number: 20210088643
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and systems that enable a mobile device-based radar system (104) for providing a multi-mode interface (114). A radar field (110) is used to enable a user device (102, 702) to accurately determine a presence or threshold movement of a user near the user device. The user device provides a multi-mode interface having at least first and second modes and providing a black display or a low-luminosity display in the first mode. The user device detects, based on radar data and during the first mode, a presence or threshold movement by the user relative to the user device and responsively changes the multi-mode interface from the first mode to the second mode. Responsive to the change to the second mode, the user device provides visual feedback corresponding to the implicit interaction by adjusting one or more display parameters of the black display or the low-luminosity display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Eiji Hayashi, Vignesh Sachidanandam, Leonardo Giusti, Jaime Lien, Patrick M. Amihood, Ivan Poupyrev
  • Patent number: 10948996
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and devices for radar-based gesture-recognition through a wearable device. The techniques enable an easy-to-use input interface through this wearable radar device, in contrast to small or difficult-to-use input interfaces common to wearable computing devices. Further, these techniques are not limited to interfacing with wearable computing devices, but may aid users in controlling various non-wearable devices, such as to control volume on a stereo, pause a movie playing on a television, or select a webpage on a desktop computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ivan Poupyrev, Gaetano Roberto Aiello
  • Publication number: 20210072370
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and systems that enable radar-based gesture enhancement for voice interfaces. The techniques and systems use a radar field to accurately determine three-dimensional (3D) gestures that can be used instead of, or in combination with, a voice interface to enhance interactions with voice-controllable electronic devices. These techniques allow the user to make 3D gestures from a distance to provide a voice input trigger (e.g., a “listen” gesture), interrupt and correct inaccurate actions by the voice interface, and make natural and precise adjustments to functions controlled by voice commands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Leonardo Giusti, Ivan Poupyrev, Brandon Barbello, Patrick M. Amihood
  • Publication number: 20210064161
    Abstract: A removable electronics device and related pre-fabricated sensor assemblies having different sensor layouts are provided. The removable electronics module includes one or more processors, an inertial measurement unit, a first communication interface configured to communicatively couple the removable electronics device to one or more computing devices, a second communication interface configured to communicatively couple the removable electronics device to a plurality of pre-fabricated sensor assemblies, and a housing at least partially enclosing the processor, the inertial measurement unit, the first communication interface, and the second communication interface. The housing includes a first opening in at least one longitudinal surface and adjacent to at least a portion of the first communication interface and a plurality of second openings in a lower surface and adjacent to the plurality of contact pads of the second communication interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Kishore Sundara-Rajan, Mauricio E. Gutierrez Bravo, Ivan Poupyrev, Alejandro Kauffmann, Mustafa Emre Karagozler
  • Patent number: 10936081
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and devices for occluded gesture recognition. Through use of the techniques and devices described herein, users may control their devices even when a user's gesture is occluded by some material between the user's hands and the device itself. Thus, the techniques enable users to control their mobile devices in many situations in which control is desired but conventional techniques do permit effective control, such as when a user's mobile computing device is occluded by being in a purse, bag, pocket, or even in another room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Ivan Poupyrev
  • Patent number: 10936185
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and systems that enable a smartphone-based radar system facilitating ease and accuracy of user interactions with a user interface. The techniques and systems can be implemented in an electronic device, such as a smartphone, and use a radar field to accurately determine three-dimensional (3D) gestures that can be used in combination with other inputs, such as touch or voice inputs, to interact with the user interface. These techniques allow the user to make 3D gestures from a distance—and enable seamless integration of touch and voice commands with 3D gestures to improve functionality and user enjoyment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Leonardo Giusti, Ivan Poupyrev, Patrick M. Amihood
  • Patent number: 10936085
    Abstract: Gesture detection and interaction techniques are described. Object detection used to support the gestures may be accomplished in a variety of ways, such as by using radio waves as part of a radar technique. In a first example, the techniques are implemented such that one hand of a user sets a context for a gesture that is defined by another hand of the user. In another example, a gesture recognition mode is utilized. In yet another example, detection of distance is used such that the same motions may be used to different between operations performed. In a further example, split gestures are supported. In another instance, entry into a gesture recognition mode may be implemented through touch and then recognized through three-dimensional orientation and motion of that hand or another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ivan Poupyrev, Carsten Schwesig, Jack Schulze, Timo Arnall, Durrell Grant Bevington Bishop
  • Patent number: 10930251
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and systems that enable a smartphone-based radar system for facilitating awareness of user presence and orientation. The techniques and systems use a radar field to accurately determine a user's location and physical orientation with respect to an electronic device, such as a smartphone. The radar field also enables the device to receive 3D gestures from the user to interact with the device. The techniques allow the device to provide functionality based on the user's presence and orientation, and to appropriately adjust the timing, content, and format of the device's interactions with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Leonardo Giusti, Ivan Poupyrev, Brandon Barbello, Patrick M. Amihood
  • Patent number: 10921432
    Abstract: Techniques and devices for seamless authentication using radar are described. In some implementations, a radar field is provided through a radar-based authentication system. The radar-based authentication system can sense reflections from an object in the radar field and analyze the reflections to determine whether the object is a person. In response to determining that the object is a person, the radar-based authentication system can sense an identifying characteristic associated with the person. Based on the identifying characteristic, the radar-based authentication system can determine that the person is an authorized user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Brandon Barbello, Leonardo Giusti, Ivan Poupyrev, Eiji Hayashi