Patents by Inventor Jake Chapeskie

Jake Chapeskie 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: 10606072
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for laser eye tracking are described. Laser eye tracking involves scanning laser light over the eye and detecting diffuse reflections of the laser light with one or more photodetector(s). While conventional camera-based eye tracking techniques rely on detecting and identifying specific reflections (i.e., Purkinje images such as the “glint”), the laser eye tracking techniques described herein detect and identify a reduction in reflection intensity due to transmission of laser light through the pupil and/or increased diffusivity of reflections from the cornea relative to reflections from the sclera. This effect is referred to herein as the “corneal shadow” effect. Laser eye tracking uses considerably less power than conventional camera-based eye tracking techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: North Inc.
    Inventors: Idris S. Aleem, Mélodie Vidal, Jake Chapeskie
  • Patent number: 10534182
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods that integrate eye tracking capability into scanning laser projector (“SLP”)-based wearable heads-up displays are described. An infrared laser diode is added to an RGB SLP and an infrared photodetector is aligned to detect reflections of the infrared light from features of the eye. A holographic optical element (“HOE”) may be used to combine visible light, infrared light, and environmental light into the user's “field of view.” The HOE may be heterogeneous and multiplexed to apply positive optical power to the visible light and zero or negative optical power to the infrared light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: North Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Alexander, Jake Chapeskie, Lloyd Frederick Holland, Thomas Mahon
  • Patent number: 10488661
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods that integrate eye tracking capability into scanning laser projector (“SLP”)-based wearable heads-up displays are described. An infrared laser diode is added to an RGB SLP and an infrared photodetector is aligned to detect reflections of the infrared light from features of the eye. A holographic optical element (“HOE”) may be used to combine visible light, infrared light, and environmental light into the user's “field of view.” The HOE may be heterogeneous and multiplexed to apply positive optical power to the visible light and zero or negative optical power to the infrared light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: North Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Alexander, Jake Chapeskie, Lloyd Frederick Holland, Thomas Mahon
  • Patent number: 10429655
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods that integrate eye tracking capability into scanning laser projector (“SLP”)-based wearable heads-up displays are described. At least one narrow waveband laser diode is used in an SLP to define one or more portion(s) of a visible image. At least one corresponding narrow waveband photodetector is aligned to detect reflections of the portion(s) of the image from features of the eye. A holographic optical element (“HOE”) may be used to combine the image and environmental light into the user's “field of view.” Three narrow waveband photodetectors each responsive to a respective one of three narrow wavebands output by the RGB laser diodes of an RGB SLP are aligned to detect reflections of a projected RGB image from features of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: North Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Alexander, Jake Chapeskie, Lloyd Frederick Holland, Thomas Mahon
  • Publication number: 20190171006
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for laser eye tracking are described. Laser eye tracking involves scanning laser light over the eye and detecting diffuse reflections of the laser light with one or more photodetector(s). While conventional camera-based eye tracking techniques rely on detecting and identifying specific reflections (i.e., Purkinje images such as the “glint”), the laser eye tracking techniques described herein detect and identify a reduction in reflection intensity due to transmission of laser light through the pupil and/or increased diffusivity of reflections from the cornea relative to reflections from the sclera. This effect is referred to herein as the “corneal shadow” effect. Laser eye tracking uses considerably less power than conventional camera-based eye tracking techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Idris S. Aleem, Mélodie Vidal, Jake Chapeskie
  • Patent number: 10303246
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for proximity-based eye tracking are described. A proximity sensor positioned near the eye monitors the distance to the eye, which varies depending on the position of the corneal bulge. The corneal bulge protrudes outward from the surface of the eye and so, all other things being equal, a static proximity sensor detects a shorter distance to the eye when the cornea is directed towards the proximity sensor and a longer distance to the eye when the cornea is directed away from the proximity sensor. Optical proximity sensors that operate with infrared light are used as a non-limiting example of proximity sensors. Multiple proximity sensors may be used and processed simultaneously in order to provide a more accurate/precise determination of the gaze direction of the user. Implementations in which proximity-based eye trackers are incorporated into wearable heads-up displays are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: North Inc.
    Inventors: Mélodie Vidal, Jake Chapeskie
  • Patent number: 10241572
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for proximity-based eye tracking are described. A proximity sensor positioned near the eye monitors the distance to the eye, which varies depending on the position of the corneal bulge. The corneal bulge protrudes outward from the surface of the eye and so, all other things being equal, a static proximity sensor detects a shorter distance to the eye when the cornea is directed towards the proximity sensor and a longer distance to the eye when the cornea is directed away from the proximity sensor. Optical proximity sensors that operate with infrared light are used as a non-limiting example of proximity sensors. Multiple proximity sensors may be used and processed simultaneously in order to provide a more accurate/precise determination of the gaze direction of the user. Implementations in which proximity-based eye trackers are incorporated into wearable heads-up displays are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: North Inc.
    Inventors: Mélodie Vidal, Jake Chapeskie
  • Patent number: 10228558
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for laser eye tracking are described. Laser eye tracking involves scanning laser light over the eye and detecting diffuse reflections of the laser light with one or more photodetector(s). While conventional camera-based eye tracking techniques rely on detecting and identifying specific reflections (i.e., Purkinje images such as the “glint”), the laser eye tracking techniques described herein detect and identify a reduction in reflection intensity due to transmission of laser light through the pupil and/or increased diffusivity of reflections from the cornea relative to reflections from the sclera. This effect is referred to herein as the “corneal shadow” effect. Laser eye tracking uses considerably less power than conventional camera-based eye tracking techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: NORTH INC.
    Inventors: Idris S. Aleem, Mélodie Vidal, Jake Chapeskie
  • Patent number: 10216274
    Abstract: Systems, articles, and methods for wearable human-electronics interfaces are described. A wearable human-electronics interface device includes a band that in use is worn on an appendage (e.g., a wrist, arm, finger, or thumb) of a user. The band carries multiple sensors that are responsive to vibrations. The sensors are physically spaced apart from one another on or within the band. The band also carries an on-board processor. The sensors detect vibrations at the appendage of the user when the user performs different finger tapping gestures (i.e., tapping gestures involving different individual fingers or different combinations of fingers) and provide corresponding vibration signals to the processor. The processor classifies the finger tapping gesture(s) based on the vibration signals and an on-board transmitter sends a corresponding signal to control, operate, or interact with a receiving electronic device. The sensors include inertial sensors, digital MEMS microphones, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NORTH INC.
    Inventors: Jake Chapeskie, Stephen Lake
  • Patent number: 10180578
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods that integrate eye tracking capability into scanning laser projector (“SLP”)-based wearable heads-up displays are described. At least one narrow waveband laser diode is used in an SLP to define one or more portion(s) of a visible image. At least one corresponding narrow waveband photodetector is aligned to detect reflections of the portion(s) of the image from features of the eye. A holographic optical element (“HOE”) may be used to combine the image and environmental light into the user's “field of view.” Three narrow waveband photodetectors each responsive to a respective one of three narrow wavebands output by the RGB laser diodes of an RGB SLP are aligned to detect reflections of a projected RGB image from features of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: NORTH INC.
    Inventors: Stefan Alexander, Jake Chapeskie, Lloyd Frederick Holland, Thomas Mahon
  • Publication number: 20190004323
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods that integrate eye tracking capability into scanning laser projector (“SLP”)-based wearable heads-up displays are described. An infrared laser diode is added to an RGB SLP and an infrared photodetector is aligned to detect reflections of the infrared light from features of the eye. A holographic optical element (“HOE”) may be used to combine visible light, infrared light, and environmental light into the user's “field of view.” The HOE may be heterogeneous and multiplexed to apply positive optical power to the visible light and zero or negative optical power to the infrared light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Stefan Alexander, Jake Chapeskie, Lloyd Frederick Holland, Thomas Mahon
  • Publication number: 20190004322
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods that integrate eye tracking capability into scanning laser projector (“SLP”)-based wearable heads-up displays are described. At least one narrow waveband laser diode is used in an SLP to define one or more portion(s) of a visible image. At least one corresponding narrow waveband photodetector is aligned to detect reflections of the portion(s) of the image from features of the eye. A holographic optical element (“HOE”) may be used to combine the image and environmental light into the user's “field of view.” Three narrow waveband photodetectors each responsive to a respective one of three narrow wavebands output by the RGB laser diodes of an RGB SLP are aligned to detect reflections of a projected RGB image from features of the eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Stefan Alexander, Jake Chapeskie, Lloyd Frederick Holland, Thomas Mahon
  • Patent number: 10139633
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods that integrate eye tracking capability into scanning laser projector (“SLP”)-based wearable heads-up displays are described. An infrared laser diode is added to an RGB SLP and an infrared photodetector is aligned to detect reflections of the infrared light from features of the eye. A holographic optical element (“HOE”) may be used to combine visible light, infrared light, and environmental light into the user's “field of view.” The HOE may be heterogeneous and multiplexed to apply positive optical power to the visible light and zero or negative optical power to the infrared light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: THALMIC LABS INC.
    Inventors: Stefan Alexander, Jake Chapeskie, Lloyd Frederick Holland, Thomas Mahon
  • Patent number: 10126815
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for proximity-based eye tracking are described. A proximity sensor positioned near the eye monitors the distance to the eye, which varies depending on the position of the corneal bulge. The corneal bulge protrudes outward from the surface of the eye and so, all other things being equal, a static proximity sensor detects a shorter distance to the eye when the cornea is directed towards the proximity sensor and a longer distance to the eye when the cornea is directed away from the proximity sensor. Optical proximity sensors that operate with infrared light are used as a non-limiting example of proximity sensors. Multiple proximity sensors may be used and processed simultaneously in order to provide a more accurate/precise determination of the gaze direction of the user. Implementations in which proximity-based eye trackers are incorporated into wearable heads-up displays are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: THALMIC LABS INC.
    Inventors: Mélodie Vidal, Jake Chapeskie
  • Patent number: 10114222
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods that integrate eye tracking capability into scanning laser projector (“SLP”)-based wearable heads-up displays are described. An infrared laser diode is added to an RGB SLP and an infrared photodetector is aligned to detect reflections of the infrared light from features of the eye. A holographic optical element (“HOE”) may be used to combine visible light, infrared light, and environmental light into the user's “field of view.” The HOE may be heterogeneous and multiplexed to apply positive optical power to the visible light and zero or negative optical power to the infrared light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: THALMIC LABS INC.
    Inventors: Stefan Alexander, Jake Chapeskie, Lloyd Frederick Holland, Thomas Mahon
  • Patent number: 10078219
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods that integrate eye tracking capability into scanning laser projector (“SLP”)-based wearable heads-up displays are described. An infrared laser diode is added to an RGB SLP and an infrared photodetector is aligned to detect reflections of the infrared light from features of the eye. A holographic optical element (“HOE”) may be used to combine visible light, infrared light, and environmental light into the user's “field of view.” The HOE may be heterogeneous and multiplexed to apply positive optical power to the visible light and zero or negative optical power to the infrared light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: THALMIC LABS INC.
    Inventors: Stefan Alexander, Jake Chapeskie, Lloyd Frederick Holland, Thomas Mahon
  • Patent number: 10078220
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods that integrate eye tracking capability into scanning laser projector (“SLP”)-based wearable heads-up displays are described. At least one narrow waveband laser diode is used in an SLP to define one or more portion(s) of a visible image. At least one corresponding narrow waveband photodetector is aligned to detect reflections of the portion(s) of the image from features of the eye. A holographic optical element (“HOE”) may be used to combine the image and environmental light into the user's “field of view.” Three narrow waveband photodetectors each responsive to a respective one of three narrow wavebands output by the RGB laser diodes of an RGB SLP are aligned to detect reflections of a projected RGB image from features of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: THALMIC LABS INC.
    Inventors: Stefan Alexander, Jake Chapeskie, Lloyd Frederick Holland, Thomas Mahon
  • Patent number: 10073268
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods that integrate eye tracking capability into scanning laser projector (“SLP”)-based wearable heads-up displays are described. At least one narrow waveband laser diode is used in an SLP to define one or more portion(s) of a visible image. At least one corresponding narrow waveband photodetector is aligned to detect reflections of the portion(s) of the image from features of the eye. A holographic optical element (“HOE”) may be used to combine the image and environmental light into the user's “field of view.” Three narrow waveband photodetectors each responsive to a respective one of three narrow wavebands output by the RGB laser diodes of an RGB SLP are aligned to detect reflections of a projected RGB image from features of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: THALMIC LABS INC.
    Inventors: Stefan Alexander, Jake Chapeskie, Lloyd Frederick Holland, Thomas Mahon
  • Publication number: 20180136469
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods that integrate eye tracking capability into scanning laser projector (“SLP”)-based wearable heads-up displays are described. An infrared laser diode is added to an RGB SLP and an infrared photodetector is aligned to detect reflections of the infrared light from features of the eye. A holographic optical element (“HOE”) may be used to combine visible light, infrared light, and environmental light into the user's “field of view.” The HOE may be heterogeneous and multiplexed to apply positive optical power to the visible light and zero or negative optical power to the infrared light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Stefan Alexander, Jake Chapeskie, Lloyd Frederick Holland, Thomas Mahon
  • Publication number: 20180129041
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for laser eye tracking are described. Laser eye tracking involves scanning laser light over the eye and detecting diffuse reflections of the laser light with one or more photodetector(s). While conventional camera-based eye tracking techniques rely on detecting and identifying specific reflections (i.e., Purkinje images such as the “glint”), the laser eye tracking techniques described herein detect and identify a reduction in reflection intensity due to transmission of laser light through the pupil and/or increased diffusivity of reflections from the cornea relative to reflections from the sclera. This effect is referred to herein as the “corneal shadow” effect. Laser eye tracking uses considerably less power than conventional camera-based eye tracking techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Idris S. Aleem, Mélodie Vidal, Jake Chapeskie