Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Sommers

Jeffrey Sommers 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).

  • Publication number: 20210142577
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for generating a photorealistic image by augmenting or compositing at least a portion of a physical structure (e.g., a house) depicted in a two-dimensional (2D) image with synthetic image data. Additionally, disclosed are techniques for augmenting the depicted physical structure using a minimum amount of three-dimensional (3D) geometric data and applying a scene effect to the synthetic image data to create a photorealistic effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: HOVER INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas, Francisco Avila-Beltran, David Royston Cutts, William Castillo, Giridhar Murali, Brandon Scott, Jeffrey Sommers
  • Patent number: 10607609
    Abstract: An augmented reality (AR) device can be configured to monitor ambient audio data. The AR device can detect speech in the ambient audio data, convert the detected speech into text, or detect keywords such as rare words in the speech. When a rare word is detected, the AR device can retrieve auxiliary information (e.g., a definition) related to the rare word from a public or private source. The AR device can display the auxiliary information for a user to help the user better understand the speech. The AR device may perform translation of foreign speech, may display text (or the translation) of a speaker's speech to the user, or display statistical or other information associated with the speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Sommers, Jennifer M. R. Devine, Joseph Wayne Seuck, Adrian Kaehler
  • Publication number: 20180307303
    Abstract: Examples of wearable systems and methods can use multiple inputs (e.g., gesture, head pose, eye gaze, voice, and/or environmental factors (e.g., location)) to determine a command that should be executed and objects in the three-dimensional (3D) environment that should be operated on. The multiple inputs can also be used by the wearable system to permit a user to interact with text, such as, e.g., composing, selecting, or editing text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: JAMES M. POWDERLY, SAVANNAH NILES, JENNIFER M.R. DEVINE, ADAM C. CARLSON, JEFFREY SOMMERS, PRAVEEN BABU J D
  • Publication number: 20180047395
    Abstract: An augmented reality (AR) device can be configured to monitor ambient audio data. The AR device can detect speech in the ambient audio data, convert the detected speech into text, or detect keywords such as rare words in the speech. When a rare word is detected, the AR device can retrieve auxiliary information (e.g., a definition) related to the rare word from a public or private source. The AR device can display the auxiliary information for a user to help the user better understand the speech. The AR device may perform translation of foreign speech, may display text (or the translation) of a speaker's speech to the user, or display statistical or other information associated with the speech.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey Sommers, Jennifer M.R. Devine, Joseph Wayne Seuck, Adrian Kaehler