Patents by Inventor Mark Fulks

Mark Fulks 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: 20190355329
    Abstract: An approach is provided for rendering items in a user interface. The approach may, for instance, include utilizing a current orientation mode to determine one or more current orientation angles of a device prior to an attitude change, determining whether the attitude change from the determined one or more current orientation angles satisfies an attitude change threshold to switch to another orientation mode, wherein the another orientation mode is one of a landscape, portrait or flat orientation mode, and in an instance in which the determined attitude change satisfies the attitude change threshold, causing, at least in part, a rendering of one or more representations of one or more items in a user interface of the device based on the another orientation mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Sreejumon Purayil, Mark Fulks, Venkata Ayyagari, Pankaj Jain, Jerry Drake, Gabriel Nava-Vazquez, Adetokunbo Bamidele, Srikanth Challa, Kenneth Walker
  • Publication number: 20170053623
    Abstract: An approach is provided for rendering items in a user interface. The approach may, for instance, include: a pre-fetching and a caching of item information associated with one or more items for one or more determined categories based on location information associated with the device; a processing of a detected attitude change associated with the device and of an attitude change threshold to determine an intended orientation mode for the device; a modification of one or more representations, of one or more items, that are within a region, of a user interface, associated with a user interface object; a grouping, a de-overlapping, or a combination thereof of the one or more representations based on an overlapping of one or more rendering locations, of the one or more representations, in a three-dimensional model space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Sreejumon Purayil, Mark Fulks, Venkata Ayyagari, Pankaj Jain, Jerry Drake, Gabriel Nava-Vazquez, Adetokunbo Bamidele, Srikanth Challa, Kenneth Walker
  • Patent number: 9514717
    Abstract: An approach is provided for rendering items in a user interface. The approach may, for instance, include: a pre-fetching and a caching of item information associated with one or more items for one or more determined categories based on location information associated with the device; a processing of a detected attitude change associated with the device and of an attitude change threshold to determine an intended orientation mode for the device; a modification of one or more representations, of one or more items, that are within a region, of a user interface, associated with a user interface object; a grouping, a de-overlapping, or a combination thereof of the one or more representations based on an overlapping of one or more rendering locations, of the one or more representations, in a three-dimensional model space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technology Oy
    Inventors: Sreejumon Purayil, Mark Fulks, Venkata Ayyagari, Pankaj Jain, Jerry Drake, Gabriel Nava-Vazquez, Adetokunbo Bamidele, Srikanth Challa, Kenneth Walker
  • Patent number: 9378591
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to display objects in an augmented reality interface. In this regard, the method, apparatus, and computer program product may determine a location of a mobile terminal, receive object meshes for one or more objects in geographic proximity to the mobile terminal, remove, using a processor, one or more polygons from the object meshes, and determine occlusion between the location of the mobile terminal and at least one point of interest. The at least one point of interest may be identified as occluded if a line segment between the location and the at least one point of interest intersects with at least one of the object meshes. The method, apparatus, and computer program product may also include causing the at least one point of interest to not be displayed by an augmented reality interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Mark Fulks, Aaron Licata, Christophe Marle, Srikanth Challa, Gabriel Nava-Vazquez, Timur Perelmutov
  • Patent number: 9092897
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to provide an efficient, aesthetically pleasing display of points of interest in an AR interface that maximizes usability and display efficiency. In this regard, the method, apparatus and computer program product may utilize a mobile terminal to perform pre-processing of interface elements to reduce display clutter and increase efficiency of display processing. Interface elements may be projected onto a cylindrical surface to locate the interface elements relative to the mobile terminal. Three dimensional coordinates for the interface elements may be derived from the cylindrical projection. A perspective grid may provide a user of the device with a frame of reference to interact with the display and interface elements displayed thereon. Display elements may further conform to input operations performed by a user to interact with the AR interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Here Global B.V.
    Inventors: Mark Fulks, Gabriel Nava-Vazquez, Pankaj Jain, Sreejumon Kundilepurayil, Andre Tadeu Santos Fialho, Christophe Marle, Kenneth Walker, Adetokunbo Bamidele, Franklin Ashley Lyons
  • Publication number: 20150049080
    Abstract: An approach is provided for rendering items in a user interface. The approach may, for instance, include: a pre-fetching and a caching of item information associated with one or more items for one or more determined categories based on location information associated with the device; a processing of a detected attitude change associated with the device and of an attitude change threshold to determine an intended orientation mode for the device; a modification of one or more representations, of one or more items, that are within a region, of a user interface, associated with a user interface object; a grouping, a de-overlapping, or a combination thereof of the one or more representations based on an overlapping of one or more rendering locations, of the one or more representations, in a three-dimensional model space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Sreejumon Purayil, Mark Fulks, Venkata Ayyagari, Pankaj Jain, Jerry Drake, Gabriel Nava-Vazquez, Adetokunbo Bamidele, Srikanth Challa, Kenneth Walker
  • Publication number: 20140188990
    Abstract: An approach is provided for causing a formation of at least one user group network session by a first device. Then, the network management platform causes a determination of a request from at least one second device for an access to the at least one user group network session. Subsequently, the network management platform causes determination of location information between the first device and the at least one second device based, at least in part, on physical proximity, a near field communication, a wireless network, or a combination thereof. Ultimately, the network management platform causes a granting of the access to the at least one second device to the user group network session based, at least in part, on the location information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mark FULKS
  • Publication number: 20140043322
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to provide an efficient, aesthetically pleasing display of points of interest in an AR interface that maximizes usability and display efficiency. In this regard, the method, apparatus and computer program product may utilize a mobile terminal to perform pre-processing of interface elements to reduce display clutter and increase efficiency of display processing. Interface elements may be projected onto a cylindrical surface to locate the interface elements relative to the mobile terminal. Three dimensional coordinates for the interface elements may be derived from the cylindrical projection. A perspective grid may provide a user of the device with a frame of reference to interact with the display and interface elements displayed thereon. Display elements may further conform to input operations performed by a user to interact with the AR interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Fulks, Gabriel Nava-Vazquez, Pankaj Jain, Sreejumon Kundilepurayil, Andre Tadeu Santos Fialho, Christophe Marle, Kenneth Walker, Adetokunbo Bamidele, Franklin Ashley Lyons
  • Publication number: 20140028715
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to display objects in an augmented reality interface. In this regard, the method, apparatus, and computer program product may determine a location of a mobile terminal, receive object meshes for one or more objects in geographic proximity to the mobile terminal, remove, using a processor, one or more polygons from the object meshes, and determine occlusion between the location of the mobile terminal and at least one point of interest. The at least one point of interest may be identified as occluded if a line segment between the location and the at least one point of interest intersects with at least one of the object meshes. The method, apparatus, and computer program product may also include causing the at least one point of interest to not be displayed by an augmented reality interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Fulks, Aaron Licata, Christophe Marle, Srikanth Challa, Gabriel Nava-Vazquez, Timur Perelmutov
  • Publication number: 20120194547
    Abstract: An approach is provided for generating a perspective display. A display manager receives a request to generate a perspective display of one or more items of a location-based user interface, the request specifying first location information associated with a viewing location. The display manager determines to define a surface with respect to the first location information, wherein the surface is divided into an array of cells receives an input, from the device, for selecting a group of the points of interest on the mapping display and captures an image of the mapping display based on the input. The display manager then processes and/or facilitates a processing of second location information associated with the one or more items to map one or more representations of the one or more items onto one or more of the cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Johnson, Mark Fulks, Venkata Ayyagari, Kenneth Walker, Jerry Drake, Srikanth Challa, Christophe Marle, Rav Singh