John Cummings 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).
Abstract: A TFT display screen device includes at least one active zone whose pixels are used for the display of an instrument cluster and the display of one or more warning or alarm), optionally icons inlaid in the instrument cluster. The screen also includes at least one dead zone not visible to the user. At least one dead zone is provided-with at least one light sensor and at least one control pixel which is activated when the single icon or at least one icon with which it is associated, is displayed in the active zone of the screen. The sensor is adapted to detect the activation of said at least one control pixel and to deliver a signal.
Abstract: Interactive content is obtained, the interactive content including a stereoscopic equirectangular video frame. A UV coordinate screen space is generated. A first location of the UV coordinate screen space is computed. A second location of the UV coordinate screen space is computed. A point of the UV coordinate screen space to procedurally render is selected. Virtual spherical coordinates are computed using the point of the UV coordinate screen space to procedurally render. The virtual spherical coordinates are rotated using a rotation matrix. An equirectangular coordinate value within the video frame is determined using the rotated virtual spherical coordinates. The pixel values of the stereoscopic equirectangular video frame are identified using the equirectangular coordinate value. The pixel values are returned for the UV coordinate screen space, thereby causing a corresponding presentation on a physical screen of an interactive content player device.
Abstract: Source interactive content is obtained, including asset objects and code objects. Interactive content metadata is generated from the source interactive content, the interactive content metadata identifying links between asset objects and code objects. Target interactive content is generated from the source interactive content, the target interactive content being capable of playback using the interactive content metadata, the target interactive content being otherwise incapable of playback without the interactive content metadata. The target interactive content and interactive content metadata are packaged into an interactive content package for each of a plurality of different platform formats. A runtime request for interactive content is received, and a platform format associated with the runtime request is identified. A particular platform-specific interactive content package is selected based on the platform format associated with the runtime request.