Patents by Inventor Mélodie Vidal

Mélodie Vidal 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).

  • Patent number: 11347301
    Abstract: A method comprising causing display of information on a head mounted display that is worn by a user, receiving eye movement information associated with the user, receiving head movement information associated with the user, determining that the eye movement information and the head movement information are inconsistent with the user viewing the information on the head mounted display, and decreasing prominence of the information on the head mounted display based, at least in part, on the determination that the eye movement information and the head movement information are inconsistent with the user viewing the information on the head mounted display is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventor: Melodie Vidal
  • Patent number: 10921605
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for notification management are described. At least one processor determines whether a user is interacting with another human based on user context data from at least one user context sensor, such as a microphone, a camera, an IMU, an eye tracking system, or proximity sensors, and modifies presentation of notification content if the user is interacting with another human. Modification of presentation of notification content can include repositioning or resizing displayed notification content; modifying intensity, frequency, or pattern of vibratory notification presentation; changing visual notification presentation to vibratory presentation; changing vibratory notification presentation to visual presentation; and delaying presentation of notification content, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Gabriel Reyes, Mélodie Vidal, Daniel Perry, Antonio Gomes
  • Patent number: 10606072
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for laser eye tracking are described. Laser eye tracking involves scanning laser light over the eye and detecting diffuse reflections of the laser light with one or more photodetector(s). While conventional camera-based eye tracking techniques rely on detecting and identifying specific reflections (i.e., Purkinje images such as the “glint”), the laser eye tracking techniques described herein detect and identify a reduction in reflection intensity due to transmission of laser light through the pupil and/or increased diffusivity of reflections from the cornea relative to reflections from the sclera. This effect is referred to herein as the “corneal shadow” effect. Laser eye tracking uses considerably less power than conventional camera-based eye tracking techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: North Inc.
    Inventors: Idris S. Aleem, Mélodie Vidal, Jake Chapeskie
  • Publication number: 20200041803
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for notification management are described. At least one processor determines whether a user is interacting with another human based on user context data from at least one user context sensor, such as a microphone, a camera, an IMU, an eye tracking system, or proximity sensors, and modifies presentation of notification content if the user is interacting with another human. Modification of presentation of notification content can include repositioning or resizing displayed notification content; modifying intensity, frequency, or pattern of vibratory notification presentation; changing visual notification presentation to vibratory presentation; changing vibratory notification presentation to visual presentation; and delaying presentation of notification content, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Gabriel Reyes, Mélodie Vidal, Daniel Perry, Antonio Gomes
  • Patent number: 10386921
    Abstract: A method comprising precluding display of information on a head mounted display worn by a user, receiving information indicative of an eye orientation of the user, receiving information indicative of a head orientation of the user, determining that a difference between the eye orientation and a centered eye orientation exceeds a threshold eye orientation difference, determining that a difference between the head orientation and an anatomical position head orientation exceeds a threshold head orientation difference, and causing display of a representation of information on the head mounted display based, at least in part, on the determination that the eye orientation exceeds the threshold eye orientation difference from the centered eye orientation and the determination that the head orientation exceeds the threshold head orientation difference from the anatomical position head orientation is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: David Nguyen, Melodie Vidal, Audrey Desjardins
  • Publication number: 20190171006
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for laser eye tracking are described. Laser eye tracking involves scanning laser light over the eye and detecting diffuse reflections of the laser light with one or more photodetector(s). While conventional camera-based eye tracking techniques rely on detecting and identifying specific reflections (i.e., Purkinje images such as the “glint”), the laser eye tracking techniques described herein detect and identify a reduction in reflection intensity due to transmission of laser light through the pupil and/or increased diffusivity of reflections from the cornea relative to reflections from the sclera. This effect is referred to herein as the “corneal shadow” effect. Laser eye tracking uses considerably less power than conventional camera-based eye tracking techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Idris S. Aleem, Mélodie Vidal, Jake Chapeskie
  • Patent number: 10303246
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for proximity-based eye tracking are described. A proximity sensor positioned near the eye monitors the distance to the eye, which varies depending on the position of the corneal bulge. The corneal bulge protrudes outward from the surface of the eye and so, all other things being equal, a static proximity sensor detects a shorter distance to the eye when the cornea is directed towards the proximity sensor and a longer distance to the eye when the cornea is directed away from the proximity sensor. Optical proximity sensors that operate with infrared light are used as a non-limiting example of proximity sensors. Multiple proximity sensors may be used and processed simultaneously in order to provide a more accurate/precise determination of the gaze direction of the user. Implementations in which proximity-based eye trackers are incorporated into wearable heads-up displays are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: North Inc.
    Inventors: Mélodie Vidal, Jake Chapeskie
  • Patent number: 10241572
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for proximity-based eye tracking are described. A proximity sensor positioned near the eye monitors the distance to the eye, which varies depending on the position of the corneal bulge. The corneal bulge protrudes outward from the surface of the eye and so, all other things being equal, a static proximity sensor detects a shorter distance to the eye when the cornea is directed towards the proximity sensor and a longer distance to the eye when the cornea is directed away from the proximity sensor. Optical proximity sensors that operate with infrared light are used as a non-limiting example of proximity sensors. Multiple proximity sensors may be used and processed simultaneously in order to provide a more accurate/precise determination of the gaze direction of the user. Implementations in which proximity-based eye trackers are incorporated into wearable heads-up displays are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: North Inc.
    Inventors: Mélodie Vidal, Jake Chapeskie
  • Patent number: 10228558
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for laser eye tracking are described. Laser eye tracking involves scanning laser light over the eye and detecting diffuse reflections of the laser light with one or more photodetector(s). While conventional camera-based eye tracking techniques rely on detecting and identifying specific reflections (i.e., Purkinje images such as the “glint”), the laser eye tracking techniques described herein detect and identify a reduction in reflection intensity due to transmission of laser light through the pupil and/or increased diffusivity of reflections from the cornea relative to reflections from the sclera. This effect is referred to herein as the “corneal shadow” effect. Laser eye tracking uses considerably less power than conventional camera-based eye tracking techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: NORTH INC.
    Inventors: Idris S. Aleem, Mélodie Vidal, Jake Chapeskie
  • Patent number: 10126815
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for proximity-based eye tracking are described. A proximity sensor positioned near the eye monitors the distance to the eye, which varies depending on the position of the corneal bulge. The corneal bulge protrudes outward from the surface of the eye and so, all other things being equal, a static proximity sensor detects a shorter distance to the eye when the cornea is directed towards the proximity sensor and a longer distance to the eye when the cornea is directed away from the proximity sensor. Optical proximity sensors that operate with infrared light are used as a non-limiting example of proximity sensors. Multiple proximity sensors may be used and processed simultaneously in order to provide a more accurate/precise determination of the gaze direction of the user. Implementations in which proximity-based eye trackers are incorporated into wearable heads-up displays are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: THALMIC LABS INC.
    Inventors: Mélodie Vidal, Jake Chapeskie
  • Publication number: 20180129041
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for laser eye tracking are described. Laser eye tracking involves scanning laser light over the eye and detecting diffuse reflections of the laser light with one or more photodetector(s). While conventional camera-based eye tracking techniques rely on detecting and identifying specific reflections (i.e., Purkinje images such as the “glint”), the laser eye tracking techniques described herein detect and identify a reduction in reflection intensity due to transmission of laser light through the pupil and/or increased diffusivity of reflections from the cornea relative to reflections from the sclera. This effect is referred to herein as the “corneal shadow” effect. Laser eye tracking uses considerably less power than conventional camera-based eye tracking techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Idris S. Aleem, Mélodie Vidal, Jake Chapeskie
  • Publication number: 20180101229
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for proximity-based eye tracking are described. A proximity sensor positioned near the eye monitors the distance to the eye, which varies depending on the position of the corneal bulge. The corneal bulge protrudes outward from the surface of the eye and so, all other things being equal, a static proximity sensor detects a shorter distance to the eye when the cornea is directed towards the proximity sensor and a longer distance to the eye when the cornea is directed away from the proximity sensor. Optical proximity sensors that operate with infrared light are used as a non-limiting example of proximity sensors. Multiple proximity sensors may be used and processed simultaneously in order to provide a more accurate/precise determination of the gaze direction of the user. Implementations in which proximity-based eye trackers are incorporated into wearable heads-up displays are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Mélodie Vidal, Jake Chapeskie
  • Publication number: 20180101230
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for proximity-based eye tracking are described. A proximity sensor positioned near the eye monitors the distance to the eye, which varies depending on the position of the corneal bulge. The corneal bulge protrudes outward from the surface of the eye and so, all other things being equal, a static proximity sensor detects a shorter distance to the eye when the cornea is directed towards the proximity sensor and a longer distance to the eye when the cornea is directed away from the proximity sensor. Optical proximity sensors that operate with infrared light are used as a non-limiting example of proximity sensors. Multiple proximity sensors may be used and processed simultaneously in order to provide a more accurate/precise determination of the gaze direction of the user. Implementations in which proximity-based eye trackers are incorporated into wearable heads-up displays are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Mélodie Vidal, Jake Chapeskie
  • Patent number: 9904051
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for laser eye tracking are described. Laser eye tracking involves scanning laser light over the eye and detecting diffuse reflections of the laser light with one or more photodetector(s). While conventional camera-based eye tracking techniques rely on detecting and identifying specific reflections (i.e., Purkinje images such as the “glint”), the laser eye tracking techniques described herein detect and identify a reduction in reflection intensity due to transmission of laser light through the pupil and/or increased diffusivity of reflections from the cornea relative to reflections from the sclera. This effect is referred to herein as the “corneal shadow” effect. Laser eye tracking uses considerably less power than conventional camera-based eye tracking techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: THALMIC LABS INC.
    Inventors: Idris S. Aleem, Mélodie Vidal, Jake Chapeskie
  • Publication number: 20170205876
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for proximity-based eye tracking are described. A proximity sensor positioned near the eye monitors the distance to the eye, which varies depending on the position of the corneal bulge. The corneal bulge protrudes outward from the surface of the eye and so, all other things being equal, a static proximity sensor detects a shorter distance to the eye when the cornea is directed towards the proximity sensor and a longer distance to the eye when the cornea is directed away from the proximity sensor. Optical proximity sensors that operate with infrared light are used as a non-limiting example of proximity sensors. Multiple proximity sensors may be used and processed simultaneously in order to provide a more accurate/precise determination of the gaze direction of the user. Implementations in which proximity-based eye trackers are incorporated into wearable heads-up displays are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 20, 2017
    Inventors: Mélodie Vidal, Jake Chapeskie
  • Publication number: 20170115483
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for laser eye tracking are described. Laser eye tracking involves scanning laser light over the eye and detecting diffuse reflections of the laser light with one or more photodetector(s). While conventional camera-based eye tracking techniques rely on detecting and identifying specific reflections (i.e., Purkinje images such as the “glint”), the laser eye tracking techniques described herein detect and identify a reduction in reflection intensity due to transmission of laser light through the pupil and/or increased diffusivity of reflections from the cornea relative to reflections from the sclera. This effect is referred to herein as the “corneal shadow” effect. Laser eye tracking uses considerably less power than conventional camera-based eye tracking techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Idris S. Aleem, Mélodie Vidal, Jake Chapeskie
  • Publication number: 20170038831
    Abstract: A method comprising causing display of information on a head mounted display that is worn by a user, receiving eye movement information associated with the user, receiving head movement information associated with the user, determining that the eye movement information and the head movement information are inconsistent with the user viewing the information on the head mounted display, and decreasing prominence of the information on the head mounted display based, at least in part, on the determination that the eye movement information and the head movement information are inconsistent with the user viewing the information on the head mounted display is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventor: Melodie VIDAL
  • Publication number: 20160378182
    Abstract: A method comprising precluding display of information on a head mounted display worn by a user, receiving information indicative of an eye orientation of the user, receiving information indicative of a head orientation of the user, determining that a difference between the eye orientation and a centered eye orientation exceeds a threshold eye orientation difference, determining that a difference between the head orientation and an anatomical position head orientation exceeds a threshold head orientation difference, and causing display of a representation of information on the head mounted display based, at least in part, on the determination that the eye orientation exceeds the threshold eye orientation difference from the centered eye orientation and the determination that the head orientation exceeds the threshold head orientation difference from the anatomical position head orientation is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: David Nguyen, Melodie Vidal, Audrey Desjardins