Patents by Inventor John Weldon Nicholson

John Weldon Nicholson 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: 20210263310
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: producing, using one or more optical engines of an augmented reality display, an augmented reality scene; determining, using at least one sensor, a location of a gaze of the user on the augmented reality display; identifying, based upon the location of the gaze, at least one object a user is viewing; and adjusting, based upon identification of the at least one object, luminance within the augmented reality scene. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: John Weldon Nicholson, Howard Locker, Daryl Cromer
  • Publication number: 20210255719
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes at least one processor, a touch-enabled display accessible to the at least one processor, and storage accessible to the at least one processor. The storage includes instructions executable by the at least one processor to detect a hover of a body part of a user or other physical object above the touch-enabled display, where the hover does not include the physical object physically touching the touch-enabled display. The instructions are also executable to identify a graphical object underneath the hover and to cache data associated with the graphical object prior to the graphical object being selected based on the physical object physically touching the touch-enabled display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Mengnan Wang, John Weldon Nicholson
  • Publication number: 20210248320
    Abstract: For determining structure from a language block, a processor determines phrase tags from phrase vectors for phrases of a language block. The phrase tags specify a phrase function. The processor further determines structure tags for the phrases from the language block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Song Wang, Roderick Echols, Ryan Charles Knudson, John Weldon Nicholson, Ming Qian
  • Publication number: 20210248786
    Abstract: For displaying a window in an augmented reality view, a processor detects a new augmented reality placetime that includes a new augmented reality position and/or a new augmented reality time of an augmented reality device. The processor calculates new window characteristics for a window at the new augmented reality placetime based on previous window characteristics. The processor further displays the window with the new window characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: John Weldon Nicholson, Daryl C. Cromer, Howard Locker
  • Patent number: 11087538
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes at least one processor, a camera accessible to the at least one processor, a display accessible to the at least one processor, and storage accessible to the at least one processor. The storage includes instructions executable by the at least one processor to receive input from the camera and, based on the input from the camera, identify information related to a first real-world object. The instructions are also executable to, based on the identification of the information related to the first real-world object, present at least one augmented reality (AR) image on the display at a location of the display that does not obstruct a user's view of the first real-world object while the device is worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming Qian, John Weldon Nicholson, Song Wang, Jatinder Kumar, David Alexander Schwarz
  • Patent number: 11087478
    Abstract: An approach is provided that captures a set of sequential images of an area where there is a selected moving object. Both a keypoint-based (KP-based) matching model and a neural network based (NN-based) matching model are used with the KP-based matching model analyzing most or all of the captured images and the NN-based model being more computational intensive and analyzing a subset of the images. When the KP-based matching model fails to identify the selected object in an image, the NN-based model is used to find the object so that the KP-based matching model can re-establish tracking of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: David Alexander Schwarz, Krishna C. Garikipati, John Weldon Nicholson, Jun Ki Min
  • Patent number: 11076071
    Abstract: A device, method and computer program product are provided. The device includes a housing having display and back surfaces. A digital camera unit (DCU) is held in the housing and is oriented to face the display surface. The DCU includes sensor pixels to capture image data for a scene in a field of view of the DCU. The sensor pixels are arranged in a sensor matrix with a sensor pixel density. A display layer is held in the housing proximate to the display surface. The display layer includes display pixels arranged in a display matrix having a first pixel density. The display pixels are separated by gaps arranged in rows and columns. The display layer overlays the DCU such that a first subset of the sensor pixels aligns with, and are covered by, the display pixels and a second subset of the sensor pixels align with, and are exposed through, the gaps between the display pixels. The device includes a processor and memory storing program instructions accessible by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: John Weldon Nicholson, Daryl Cromer, Howard J. Locker
  • Patent number: 11064297
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: identifying, using at least one sensor, that a position of a microphone attached to a headset is associated with an audible input position; determining, using a processor, that the position is not associated with an optimal audible input position; and notifying, responsive to the determining, a user that the position is not associated with the optimal audible input position. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: John Weldon Nicholson, Howard Locker, Daryl Cromer
  • Publication number: 20210209728
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, at an information handling device having a display, an indication to capture an image of a scene using a camera sensor positioned underneath the display; capturing, responsive to the receiving, a plurality of partial images of the scene, wherein the capturing comprises adjusting, using an adjustment mechanism, a physical position of the camera sensor after each of the plurality of partial images of the scene are captured; and stitching, subsequent to the capturing, the plurality of partial images together to form the image of the scene. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: John Weldon Nicholson, Howard Locker, Daryl Cromer
  • Patent number: 11048931
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, at an information handling device, an indication to convert handwriting input to machine typeset, wherein the handwriting input comprises one or more handwriting objects; determining, using a processor, a recognition confidence level for each of the one or more handwriting objects; and converting, response to the determining, each of the one or more handwriting objects having a recognition confidence level above a predetermined confidence threshold to one or more corresponding machine typeset words. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: John Weldon Nicholson, Daryl Cromer, Howard Locker
  • Publication number: 20210173475
    Abstract: In one aspect, a first device may include at least one processor, a display accessible to the at least one processor, and storage accessible to the at least one processor. The storage may include instructions executable by the at least one processor to present an icon on the display so that the icon appears disposed within the real world at or proximate to a location of a second device associated with the icon. The second device may be different from the first device and exist in the real world. The instructions may also be executable to identify a user of the first device as looking at the icon, receive audible input from the user, and issue a command to the second device to execute at least one function in conformance with the audible input based on the identification of the user as looking at the icon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Ming Qian, John Weldon Nicholson, Song Wang, Roderick Echols, Ryan Charles Knudson
  • Patent number: 11023769
    Abstract: For modifying an image, a processor detects a feature in the image using a convolutional neural network trained on a feature training set. The processor further places the feature within the displayed image. The processor determines an intent for the image. In addition, the processor modifies the image based on the intent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Ming Qian, Sujin Jang, John Weldon Nicholson, Song Wang
  • Publication number: 20210151046
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, at an information handling device, audible user input; determining, subsequent to the receiving, an intonation with which the audible user input was provided; assigning, based on the determined intonation, an expressive meaning to the audible user input; and performing, based on the expressive meaning, a corresponding function. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: John Weldon Nicholson, Ming Qian, Song Wang, Ryan Charles Knudson, Roderick Echols
  • Patent number: 11007445
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes at least one processor and storage accessible to the at least one processor. The storage may include instructions executable by the at least one processor to analyze a user's gameplay of a video game and to curate one or more video clips based on the user's gameplay. The video game clips may be curated based on player input to an input device, player audio from a microphone, and/or player video from a camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: David Alexander Schwarz, John Weldon Nicholson, Barrett Bryson
  • Patent number: 10996924
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, systems, and program products are disclosed for drawing attention to a graphical element on a display. An apparatus includes a display, a processor, and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. The memory stores code executable by the processor to detect a voice cue. The voice cue may include a predefined command associated with drawing a user's attention to a graphical element that is presented on the display. The memory stores code executable by the processor to determine a location of the graphical element that is presented on the display in response to the voice cue. The memory stores code executable by the processor to draw the user's attention to the graphical element on the display in response to determining the location of the graphical element on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: John Weldon Nicholson, Daryl Cromer, Howard Locker
  • Publication number: 20210124432
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, systems, and program products are disclosed for measuring light using a digital pen. An apparatus includes a processor and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. In one embodiment, the processor determines whether a digital pen that is configured to communicate with an information handling device is in a docked position. The processor receives a light measurement sensed by the digital pen and performs an adjustment to an output parameter of a display for the information handling device in response to receiving the light measurement. A method, system, and computer program product may perform the functions of the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: John Weldon Nicholson, Howard Locker, Daryl C. Cromer
  • Publication number: 20210110553
    Abstract: An approach is provided that captures a set of sequential images of an area where there is a selected moving object. Both a keypoint-based (KP-based) matching model and a neural network based (NN-based) matching model are used with the KP-based matching model analyzing most or all of the captured images and the NN-based model being more computational intensive and analyzing a subset of the images. When the KP-based matching model fails to identify the selected object in an image, the NN-based model is used to find the object so that the KP-based matching model can re-establish tracking of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: David Alexander Schwarz, Krishna C. Garikipati, John Weldon Nicholson, Jun Ki Min
  • Publication number: 20210099340
    Abstract: In one aspect, a first Internet of Things (IoT) device includes at least one processor and storage accessible to the at least one processor. The storage includes instructions executable by the at least one processor to transmit a request related to one or more first settings to apply at the first IoT device, where the request transmitted using wireless communication other than Wi-Fi/Internet communication. The instructions are also executable to receive data indicating one or more second settings applied at a second IoT device using the wireless communication and to apply the one or more first settings at the first IoT device based on the received data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: John Weldon Nicholson, Daryl C. Cromer, Howard Jeffrey Locker
  • Publication number: 20210097955
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, systems, and program products are disclosed for automatically calibrating display color output on lid closure. An apparatus includes a processor and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. The code is executable to detect a lid closure event for a lid that closes to obscure a display of a portable electronic device. In response to detecting the lid closure event, the processor performs a color calibration of the display, including using a color sensor to measure a color output by the display with the lid in a closed position and updating color calibration parameters for optimizing the color output. A method, system, and computer program product may perform the functions of the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: John Weldon Nicholson, Howard Locker, Daryl C. Cromer
  • Publication number: 20210065449
    Abstract: In one aspect, a controller for engaging with augmented reality (AR) content and/or virtual reality (VR) content includes a housing and a wrist strap engageable with the housing. The controller also includes at least one reel engageable with the housing and the wrist strap to move the housing relative to the wrist strap while the wrist strap is worn by a person to simulate force indicated in the AR or VR content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: David Alexander Schwarz, John Weldon Nicholson, Ming Qian