Patents by Inventor Kenneth Perlin

Kenneth Perlin 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: 20210285835
    Abstract: A sensor having a layer and one or more sensing elements which sense shear force and compressive force on the layer. The sensor having a computer in communication with the one or more sensing elements which causes prompting signals to be sent to the one or more sensing elements and reconstructs shear force and compressive force on the layer from data signals received from the one or more sensing elements. A method for sensing forces. A method for producing a sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicants: New York University, Tactonic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee
  • Patent number: 11069113
    Abstract: A method for creating a computer simulation of a crowd by animating a plurality of virtual actors simultaneously with each virtual actor set to a different setting of parameters and therefore expressing a unique individual body posture. An apparatus for creating a computer simulation of an actor by depicting the actor based on a plurality of postural parameters of the actor. A method for creating a computer simulation of an actor by having the actor move subject to a first idiomatic behavior for a first set of a plurality of successive key frames, and transitioning the actor to move to a second idiomatic behavior for a second set of a plurality of successive key frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Kenneth Perlin
  • Publication number: 20210173511
    Abstract: A sensor having a set of grid of bars that are in contact from their bottom at the corners with a set of protrusions that are in contact from above with a plurality of intersections, each having a sensing element, of a grid of wires disposed on a base, and a top surface layer that is disposed atop the grid of bars, so that force imparted from above onto the top surface layer is transmitted to the grid of bars and thence to the protrusions, and thence to the intersections of the grid of wires which are thereby compressed between the base and protrusions; and that the protrusions above thereby focus the imparted force directly onto the intersections. A sensor includes a computer in communication with the grid of wires which causes prompting signals to be sent to the grid of wires and reconstructs a continuous position of force on the surface from interpolation based on data signals received from the grid of wires. A method for sensing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Applicants: New York University, Tactonic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee, Alex Grau, Gerald Seidman
  • Publication number: 20210081031
    Abstract: A system for producing a shared virtual reality having a communication network. The system has a plurality of inside-out tracked HMDs that are worn by participants to view the shared virtual reality in communication with the network, right and left hand controllers that are held by the participant and right and left trackers that are worn on the ankles or feet of the participant. The system has a server computer in communication with the network which produces a full body pose of at least one of participant of the participants and transmits the full body pose via the network to all other participants HMD, so that each participant can see the full body pose in each participant's view into the shared virtual reality. A method for producing a shared virtual reality of participants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicants: New York University, Tactonic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Benjamin Ahlbrand, Charles Hendee
  • Patent number: 10901545
    Abstract: A sensor having a set of grid of bars that are in contact from their bottom at the corners with a set of protrusions that are in contact from above with a plurality of intersections, each having a sensing element, of a grid of wires disposed on a base, and a top surface layer that is disposed atop the grid of bars, so that force imparted from above onto the top surface layer is transmitted to the grid of bars and thence to the protrusions, and thence to the intersections of the grid of wires which are thereby compressed between the base and protrusions; and that the protrusions above thereby focus the imparted force directly onto the intersections. A sensor includes a computer in communication with the grid of wires which causes prompting signals to be sent to the grid of wires and reconstructs a continuous position of force on the surface from interpolation based on data signals received from the grid of wires. A method for sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, TACTONIC TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee, Alex Grau, Gerald Seidman
  • Publication number: 20200341544
    Abstract: An apparatus for creating movement in a virtual reality for a user includes a computer includes a virtual reality headset in communication with the computer that is worn on the head of the user so the user sees the virtual reality shown by the headset and produced by the computer in the headset. The apparatus includes a foot controller in communication with the computer against which the user moves at least one of his feet to create control signals with the foot to cause movement in the virtual reality. A method for creating movement in a virtual reality for a user having the steps of the user seeing the virtual reality shown by a virtual headset and produced by a computer in the headset, a virtual reality headset in communication with the computer that is worn on the head of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicants: New York University, Tactonic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee
  • Publication number: 20200241296
    Abstract: A mixed reality headset for a participant of a synchronized shared mixed reality for co-located participants. A system for a synchronized shared mixed reality for co-located participants of an audience in an auditorium. The system includes a plurality of mixed reality headsets. Each headset has a display screen on which a display image is displayed in synchronization with all display screens of the plurality of headsets, and a sensor which receives a location signal to determine a position and orientation of the participant which is used to generate the display image is displayed and a receiver. The system includes a synchronizer which produces the synchronization signal that is received by the receiver of each headset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: New York University
    Inventor: Kenneth Perlin
  • Patent number: 10712812
    Abstract: An apparatus for creating movement in a virtual reality for a user includes a computer includes a virtual reality headset in communication with the computer that is worn on the head of the user so the user sees the virtual reality shown by the headset and produced by the computer in the headset. The apparatus includes a foot controller in communication with the computer against which the user moves at least one of his feet to create control signals with the foot to cause movement in the virtual reality. A method for creating movement in a virtual reality for a user having the steps of the user seeing the virtual reality shown by a virtual headset and produced by a computer in the headset, a virtual reality headset in communication with the computer that is worn on the head of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: New York University, TActonic Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee
  • Publication number: 20200098187
    Abstract: A system for viewing a shared virtual reality having a plurality of virtual reality headsets. Each headset producing a shared virtual reality that is viewed by persons wearing the headsets. The system comprises a communication network to which each headset is in communication to send and receive a virtual orientation and a virtual position associated with each person of the persons wearing the headsets. The system comprises a computer in communication with each headset through the network which transmits a virtual audience that is viewed by each headset. The virtual audience formed from the virtual orientation and the virtual position associated with each person wearing the headset over time as each person views the virtual story, so each person views in the headset the person is wearing the virtual story, the virtual orientation and virtual position of each other person of the persons wearing the headset. A method for viewing a shared virtual reality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: New York University
    Inventors: Sebastian Herscher, Kenneth Perlin, Kris Layng
  • Publication number: 20200049789
    Abstract: A tracking apparatus includes a photosensor. The apparatus includes only a single, physically compact, optical pattern emitting base station. The apparatus includes a computer that tracks the photosensor to sub-millimeter accuracy using the optical pattern emitted by the base station. Alternatively, the computer determines angular position of the photosensor relative to the base station to a finer resolution than the size of an aperture of the photosensor from the light emitted by the base station. A method for tracking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventor: Kenneth Perlin
  • Publication number: 20200022621
    Abstract: An apparatus for a shoe which provides information to a remote computing device having a user application. The apparatus includes a first insert configured to be disposed in the shoe having a wireless transmitter, at least one sensor for sensing pressure that provides an antialiased image of pressure, and a controller in communication with the sensor and the transmitter which receives the pressure sensed by the sensor and transmits data associated with the pressure sensed through the transmitter to the device. A method for providing information about a user disposed in a first shoe of the user. A wireless pressure sensitive shoe insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicants: Tactonic Technologies, LLC, New York University
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee, Michael Gold
  • Publication number: 20200004324
    Abstract: An apparatus for creating movement in a virtual reality for a user includes a computer includes a virtual reality headset in communication with the computer that is worn on the head of the user so the user sees the virtual reality shown by the headset and produced by the computer in the headset. The apparatus includes a foot controller in communication with the computer against which the user moves at least one of his feet to create control signals with the foot to cause movement in the virtual reality. A method for creating movement in a virtual reality for a user having the steps of the user seeing the virtual reality shown by a virtual headset and produced by a computer in the headset, a virtual reality headset in communication with the computer that is worn on the head of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicants: New York University, Tactonic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee
  • Publication number: 20190384432
    Abstract: An apparatus for inputting information into a computer includes a 3d sensor that senses 3d information and produces a 3d output. The apparatus includes a 2d sensor that senses 2d information and produces a 2d output. The apparatus includes a processing unit which receives the 2d and 3d output and produces a combined output that is a function of the 2d and 3d output. A method for inputting information into a computer. The method includes the steps of producing a 3d output with a 3d sensor that senses 3d information. There is the step of producing a 2d output with a 2d sensor that senses 2d information. There is the step of receiving the 2d and 3d output at a processing unit. There is the step of producing a combined output with the processing unit that is a function of the 2d and 3d output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicants: New York University, Tactonic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee, Alex Grau, Gerald Seidman
  • Publication number: 20190332207
    Abstract: A sensor having a set of plates that are in contact from their bottom at the corners with a set of protrusions that are in contact from above with a plurality of intersections, each having a sensing element, of a grid of wires disposed on a base, and a top surface layer that is disposed atop the set of plates, so that force imparted from above onto the top surface layer is transmitted to the plates and thence to the protrusions, and thence to the intersections of the grid of wires which are thereby compressed between the base and protrusions; and that the protrusions above thereby focus the imparted force directly onto the intersections. A sensor includes a computer in communication with the grid which causes prompting signals to be sent to the grid and reconstructs a continuous position of force on the surface from interpolation based on data signals received from the grid. A method for sensing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicants: New York University, Tactonic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee, Alex Grau, Gerald Seidman
  • Patent number: 10451704
    Abstract: A tracking apparatus includes a photosensor. The apparatus includes only a single, physically compact, optical pattern emitting base station. The apparatus includes a computer that tracks the photosensor to sub-millimeter accuracy using the optical pattern emitted by the base station. Alternatively, the computer determines angular position of the photosensor relative to the base station to a finer resolution than the size of an aperture of the photosensor from the light emitted by the base station. A method for tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Kenneth Perlin
  • Patent number: 10416756
    Abstract: An apparatus for creating movement in a virtual reality for a user includes a computer includes a virtual reality headset in communication with the computer that is worn on the head of the user so the user sees the virtual reality shown by the headset and produced by the computer in the headset. The apparatus includes a foot controller in communication with the computer against which the user moves at least one of his feet to create control signals with the foot to cause movement in the virtual reality. A method for creating movement in a virtual reality for a user having the steps of the user seeing the virtual reality shown by a virtual headset and produced by a computer in the headset, a virtual reality headset in communication with the computer that is worn on the head of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: New York University, Tactonic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee
  • Patent number: 10345984
    Abstract: An apparatus for inputting information into a computer includes a 3d sensor that senses 3d information and produces a 3d output The apparatus includes a 2d sensor that senses 2d information and produces a 2d output The apparatus includes a processing unit which receives the 2d and 3d output and produces a combined output that is a function of the 2d and 3d output. A method for inputting information into a computer. The method includes the steps of producing a 3d output with a 3d sensor that senses 3d information. There is the step of producing a 2d output with a 2d sensor that senses 2d information. There is the step of receiving the 2d and 3d output at a processing unit. There is the step of producing a combined output with the processing unit that is a function of the 2d and 3d output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: New York University, Tactonic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee, Alex Grau, Gerald Seidman
  • Patent number: 10310695
    Abstract: A sensor having a set of plates that are in contact from their bottom at the corners with a set of protrusions that are in contact from above with a plurality of intersections, each having a sensing element, of a grid of wires disposed on a base, and a top surface layer that is disposed atop the set of plates, so that force imparted from above onto the top surface layer is transmitted to the plates and then to the protrusions, and then to the intersections of the grid of wires which are thereby compressed between the base and protrusions; and that the protrusions above thereby focus the imparted force directly onto the intersections. A sensor includes a computer in communication with the grid which causes prompting signals to be sent to the grid and reconstructs a continuous position of force on the surface from interpolation based on data signals received from the grid. A method for sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: Tactonic Technologies, LLC, New York University
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee, Alex Grau, Gerald Seidman
  • Publication number: 20190064921
    Abstract: An apparatus for creating movement in a virtual reality for a user includes a computer includes a virtual reality headset in communication with the computer that is worn on the head of the user so the user sees the virtual reality shown by the headset and produced by the computer in the headset. The apparatus includes a foot controller in communication with the computer against which the user moves at least one of his feet to create control signals with the foot to cause movement in the virtual reality. A method for creating movement in a virtual reality for a user having the steps of the user seeing the virtual reality shown by a virtual headset and produced by a computer in the headset, a virtual reality headset in communication with the computer that is worn on the head of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicants: New York University, Tactonic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee
  • Patent number: 10133343
    Abstract: An apparatus for creating movement in a virtual reality for a user includes a computer includes a virtual reality headset in communication with the computer that is worn on the head of the user so the user sees the virtual reality shown by the headset and produced by the computer in the headset. The apparatus includes a foot controller in communication with the computer against which the user moves at least one of his feet to create control signals with the foot to cause movement in the virtual reality. A method for creating movement in a virtual reality for a user having the steps of the user seeing the virtual reality shown by a virtual headset and produced by a computer in the headset, a virtual reality headset in communication with the computer that is worn on the head of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: Tactonic Tecnologies, LLC, New York University
    Inventors: Kenneth Perlin, Charles Hendee