Patents by Inventor John H. Aughey

John H. Aughey 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: 20170116723
    Abstract: A camera pose estimation system is provided for estimating the position of a camera within an environment. The system may be configured to receive a 2D image captured by a camera within the environment, and interpret metadata of the 2D image to identify an estimated position of the camera. A synthetic 2D image from a 3D model of the environment may be rendered by a synthetic camera within the model at the estimated position. A correlation between the 2D image and synthetic 2D image may identify a 2D point of correlation, and the system may project a line from the synthetic camera through the 2D point on the synthetic 2D image rendered in an image plane of the synthetic camera such that the line intersects the 3D model at a corresponding 3D point therein. A refined position may be determined based on the 2D point and corresponding 3D point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventor: John H. Aughey
  • Publication number: 20170116776
    Abstract: A camera pose estimation system is provided for estimating the position of a camera. The system may be configured to receive a 2D image of at least a portion of a structure captured by a camera, and produce an annotated 2D image in which a plurality of architecture features of the structure in the 2D image are overlaid with a corresponding plurality of geometric features. A synthetic camera may be positioned at a particular position, and a synthetic 2D image of at least a portion of a 3D model of the structure may be rendered by the synthetic camera. An amount of error in the particular position of the synthetic camera based on the annotated 2D image and synthetic 2D image may be calculated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventor: John H. Aughey
  • Publication number: 20170116735
    Abstract: A camera pose estimation system is provided for estimating the position of a camera within an environment. The system may be configured to receive a 2D image captured by a camera within the environment, and interpret metadata of the 2D image to identify an estimated position of the camera. The 2D image may be registered within a 3D model of the environment, and more particularly, registered within the image plane of a synthetic camera within the model at the estimated position. A 3D point within the 3D model that has a corresponding 2D point on the 2D image may be identified. The synthetic camera and thereby the image plane and 2D image may be repositioned to a new position at which a projection line from the synthetic camera and through the corresponding 2D point intersects the corresponding 3D point, the new position being a refined position of the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventor: John H. Aughey
  • Patent number: 9632677
    Abstract: A system and method for 3-D environment manipulation is disclosed. A vector extrapolator is configured to extrapolate an input into a 3-D space to establish a 3-D vector extrapolation. A perspective locator is configured to relocate a viewing perspective based on the 3-D vector extrapolation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John H. Aughey, David D. Fries
  • Publication number: 20120223936
    Abstract: A system and method for 3-D environment manipulation is disclosed. A vector extrapolator is configured to extrapolate an input into a 3-D space to establish a 3-D vector extrapolation. A perspective locator is configured to relocate a viewing perspective based on the 3-D vector extrapolation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: John H. Aughey, David D. Fries
  • Patent number: 7130447
    Abstract: A system for tracking a gaze of an operator includes a head-mounted eye tracking assembly, a head-mounted head tracking assembly and a processing element. The head-mounted eye tracking assembly comprises a visor having an arcuate shape including a concave surface and an opposed convex surface. The visor is capable of being disposed such that at least a portion of the visor is located outside a field of view of the operator. The head-mounted head tracking sensor is capable of repeatedly determining a position of the head to thereby track movement of the head. In this regard, each position of the head is associated with a position of the at least one eye. Thus, the processing element can repeatedly determine the gaze of the operator, based upon each position of the head and the associated position of the eyes, thereby tracking the gaze of the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John H. Aughey, Michael V. Rohr, Steven D. Swaine, Carl J. Vorst
  • Patent number: 6943754
    Abstract: A system for tracking a gaze of an operator includes a head-mounted eye tracking assembly, a head-mounted head tracking assembly and a processing element. The head-mounted eye tracking assembly comprises a visor having an arcuate shape including a concave surface and an opposed convex surface. The visor is capable of being disposed such that at least a portion of the visor is located outside a field of view of the operator. The head-mounted head tracking sensor is capable of repeatedly determining a position of the head to thereby track movement of the head. In this regard, each position of the head is associated with a position of the at least one eye. Thus, the processing element can repeatedly determine the gaze of the operator, based upon each position of the head and the associated position of the eyes, thereby tracking the gaze of the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John H. Aughey, Michael V. Rohr, Steven D. Swaine, Carl J. Vorst
  • Publication number: 20040061831
    Abstract: A system for tracking a gaze of an operator includes a head-mounted eye tracking assembly, a head-mounted head tracking assembly and a processing element. The head-mounted eye tracking assembly comprises a visor having an arcuate shape including a concave surface and an opposed convex surface. The visor is capable of being disposed such that at least a portion of the visor is located outside a field of view of the operator. The head-mounted head tracking sensor is capable of repeatedly determining a position of the head to thereby track movement of the head. In this regard, each position of the head is associated with a position of the at least one eye. Thus, the processing element can repeatedly determine the gaze of the operator, based upon each position of the head and the associated position of the eyes, thereby tracking the gaze of the operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John H. Aughey, Michael V. Rohr, Steven D. Swaine, Carl J. Vorst