Patents by Inventor James M. Powderly

James M. Powderly 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: 11175750
    Abstract: Systems and methods for interacting with virtual objects in a three-dimensional space using a wearable system are disclosed. The wearable system can be programmed to permit user interaction with interactable objects in a field of regard (FOR) of a user. The FOR includes a portion of the environment around the user that is capable of being perceived by the user via the AR system. The system can determine a group of interactable objects in the FOR of the user and determine a pose of the user. The system can update, based on a change in the pose or a field of view (FOV) of the user, a subgroup of the interactable objects that are located in the FOV of the user and receive a selection of a target interactable object from the subgroup of interactable objects. The system can initiate a selection event on the target interactable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles, Frank Hamilton, Marshal A. Fontaine, Rony Abovitz, Alysha Naples
  • Patent number: 11163416
    Abstract: A light emitting user input device can include a touch sensitive portion configured to accept user input (e.g., from a user's thumb) and a light emitting portion configured to output a light pattern. The light pattern can be used to assist the user in interacting with the user input device. Examples include emulating a multi-degree-of-freedom controller, indicating scrolling or swiping actions, indicating presence of objects nearby the device, indicating receipt of notifications, assisting pairing the user input device with another device, or assisting calibrating the user input device. The light emitting user input device can be used to provide user input to a wearable device, such as, e.g., a head mounted display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles, Christopher David Nesladek, Isioma Osagbemwenorue Azu, Marshal Ainsworth Fontaine, Haney Awad, William Wheeler, Brian David Schwab, Brian Edward Oliver Bucknor
  • Patent number: 11157159
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying a group of virtual objects and a scrollbar in a virtual, augmented, or mixed reality environment are disclosed. The group of virtual objects can be scrolled, and a virtual control panel can be displayed indicating objects that are upcoming in the scroll. The scrollbar can provide real-time feedback that can give the user an indication of the point from which the scrolling started, the point at which the scrolling currently has reached, an amount of the group of virtual objects that are displayed to the user relative to the total amount of the group of virtual objects, or a relative position of the currently-viewable virtual objects relative to the entire group of virtual objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard St. Clair Bailey, Brian Everett Meaney, John Austin Day, Lorena Pazmino, James Cameron Petty, James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles
  • Patent number: 11138436
    Abstract: Embodiments of a wearable device can include a head-mounted display (HMD) which can be configured to display virtual content. While the user is interacting with visual or audible virtual content, the user of the wearable may encounter a triggering event such as, for example, an emergency condition or an unsafe condition, detecting one or more triggering objects in an environment, or determining characteristics of the user's environment (e.g., home or office). Embodiments of the wearable device can automatically detect the triggering event and automatically control the HMD to deemphasize, block, or stop displaying the virtual content. The HMD may include a button that can be actuated by the user to manually deemphasize, block, or stop displaying the virtual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles, Nicole Elizabeth Samec, Ali Amirhooshmand, Nastasja U. Robaina, Christopher M. Harrises, Mark Baerenrodt, Carlos A. Rivera Cintron, Brian Keith Smith
  • Patent number: 11112932
    Abstract: A light emitting user input device can include a touch sensitive portion configured to accept user input (e.g., from a user's thumb) and a light emitting portion configured to output a light pattern. The light pattern can be used to assist the user in interacting with the user input device. Examples include emulating a multi-degree-of-freedom controller, indicating scrolling or swiping actions, indicating presence of objects nearby the device, indicating receipt of notifications, assisting pairing the user input device with another device, or assisting calibrating the user input device. The light emitting user input device can be used to provide user input to a wearable device, such as, e.g., a head mounted display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles, Christopher David Nesladek, Isioma Osagbemwenorue Azu, Marshal Ainsworth Fontaine, Haney Awad, William Wheeler, Brian David Schwab, Brian Edward Oliver Bucknor
  • Patent number: 11049328
    Abstract: A wearable system can comprise a display system configured to present virtual content in a three-dimensional space, a user input device configured to receive a user input, and one or more sensors configured to detect a user's pose. The wearable system can support various user interactions with objects in the user's environment based on contextual information. As an example, the wearable system can adjust the size of an aperture of a virtual cone during a cone cast (e.g., with the user's poses) based on the contextual information. As another example, the wearable system can adjust the amount of movement of virtual objects associated with an actuation of the user input device based on the contextual information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles, Frank Alexander Hamilton, IV, Marshal Ainsworth Fontaine, Paul Armistead Hoover
  • Publication number: 20210166653
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying a cursor and a focus indicator associated with real or virtual objects in a virtual, augmented, or mixed reality environment by a wearable display device are disclosed. The system can determine a spatial relationship between a user-movable cursor and a target object within the environment. The system may render a focus indicator (e.g., a halo, shading, or highlighting) around or adjacent objects that are near the cursor. The focus indicator may be emphasized in directions closer to the cursor and deemphasized in directions farther from the cursor. When the cursor overlaps with a target object, the system can render the object in front of the cursor (or not render the cursor at all), so the object is not occluded by the cursor. The cursor and focus indicator can provide the user with positional feedback and help the user navigate among objects in the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: John Austin Day, Lorena Pazmino, James Cameron Petty, Paul Armistead Hoover, Chris Sorrell, James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles
  • Patent number: D910707
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Lorena Pazmino, Sarah Machicado, James M. Powderly, Karen Stolzenberg, Cole Parker Heiner, Isioma Osagbemwenorue Azu, Brian Everett Meaney, Megan Ann Geiman, Tim Zurmoehle, Andrea Isabel Montoya, Gregory Minh Tran, Amy Dedonato, William Wheeler, Kenneth Kian Ann Tay, Craig Erickson, Jonathan Lawrence Mann, Jonathan David Garn, Daryl Francis Tanghe, William Adams, Ian Michener Bradley
  • Patent number: D913311
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher David Nesladek, James M. Powderly, Cole Parker Heiner
  • Patent number: D916902
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Lorena Pazmino, Gregory Minh Tran, Brian Everett Meaney, James M. Powderly, William Adams, Ian Michener Bradley
  • Patent number: D917541
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Zurmoehle, Andrea Isabel Montoya, William Adams, Gregory Minh Tran, Lorena Pazmino, Robert John Cummings MacDonald, James M. Powderly
  • Patent number: D918176
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeru Natsume, Timothy Michael Stutts, Sumanth Murali, Haney Awad, Brian David Schwab, James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles
  • Patent number: D918232
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Armistead Hoover, James M. Powderly, Lorena Pazmino, Gregory Minh Tran, Jonathan Lawrence Mann, Craig Erickson, Savannah Niles, Alysha Naples, Isioma Osagbemwenorue Azu, Cole Parker Heiner
  • Patent number: D920992
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Lorena Pazmino, James M. Powderly, Karen Stolzenberg, Cole Parker Heiner, Isioma Osagbemwenorue Azu, Tim Zurmoehle, Andrea Isabel Montoya, Gregory Minh Tran, Amy Dedonato, Craig Erickson, Jonathan Lawrence Mann, Spencer Davis
  • Patent number: D924204
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeru Natsume, Timothy Michael Stutts, Sumanth Murali, Haney Awad, Brian David Schwab, James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles
  • Patent number: D928809
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Armistead Hoover, James M. Powderly, Lorena Pazmino, Gregory Minh Tran, Jonathan Lawrence Mann, Craig Erickson, Savannah Niles, Alysha Naples, Isioma Osagbemwenorue Azu, Cole Parker Heiner
  • Patent number: D930614
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeru Natsume, Timothy Michael Stutts, Sumanth Murali, Haney Awad, Brian David Schwab, James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles
  • Patent number: D934292
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Amy Dedonato, Lorena Pazmino, Yan Xu, Marc Coleman Shelton, James M. Powderly, Dylan Nathan, Li Chin Lin
  • Patent number: D934872
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeru Natsume, Timothy Michael Stutts, James M. Powderly, Bradley Fraser, Haney Awad, Savannah Niles, Isioma Osagbemwenorue Azu
  • Patent number: D934873
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeru Natsume, Timothy Michael Stutts, James M. Powderly, Bradley Fraser, Haney Awad, Savannah Niles, Isioma Osagbemwenorue Azu