Patents by Inventor Matthew G. Liberty

Matthew G. Liberty 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: 20190091571
    Abstract: A gaming system comprises a handheld user input device, a processor for receiving input data from the handheld user input device and a gaming application for receiving data from the processor based on the received input data from the handheld user input device. The handheld user input device emulates one of a plurality of different devices associated with the gaming application. Each of the plurality of different devices have a set of input commands associated therewith. The set of input commands associated with the one of a plurality of different devices includes a command based on one of motion and orientation of the handheld device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: ARNO PENZIAS, MATTHEW G. LIBERTY
  • Patent number: 10159897
    Abstract: A gaming system comprises a handheld user input device, a processor for receiving input data from the handheld user input device and a gaming application for receiving data from the processor based on the received input data from the handheld user input device. The handheld user input device emulates one of a plurality of different devices associated with the gaming application. Each of the plurality of different devices have a set of input commands associated therewith. The set of input commands associated with the one of a plurality of different devices includes a command based on one of motion and orientation of the handheld device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: IDHL Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Arno Penzias, Matthew G. Liberty
  • Patent number: 10120463
    Abstract: A forward pointing direction associated with a handheld device is estimated or determined by, for example, calculating a center of rotation of the device. A resultant combined or selected bias estimate may then be used to compensate the biased output of the sensor in, e.g., a 3D pointing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: IDHL Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew G. Liberty, Bryan A. Cook
  • Publication number: 20180307334
    Abstract: Systems, devices, methods and software are described for mapping movement or motion of a 3D pointing device into cursor position; e.g., for use in rendering the cursor on a display. Absolute and relative type mapping algorithms are described. Mapping algorithms can be combined to obtain beneficial characteristics from different types of mapping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew G. Liberty, Bryan A. Cook, Hua Sheng
  • Publication number: 20180224946
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention describe 3D pointing devices which enhance usability by transforming sensed motion data from a first frame of reference (e.g., the body of the 3D pointing device) into a second frame of reference (e.g., a user's frame of reference). One exemplary embodiment of the present invention removes effects associated with a tilt orientation in which the 3D pointing device is held by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventor: Matthew G. Liberty
  • Patent number: 9946356
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention describe 3D pointing devices which enhance usability by transforming sensed motion data from a first frame of reference (e.g., the body of the 3D pointing device) into a second frame of reference (e.g., a user's frame of reference). One exemplary embodiment of the present invention removes effects associated with a tilt orientation in which the 3D pointing device is held by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew G. Liberty
  • Publication number: 20180046266
    Abstract: A forward pointing direction associated with a handheld device is estimated or determined by, for example, calculating a center of rotation of the device. A resultant combined or selected bias estimate may then be used to compensate the biased output of the sensor in, e.g., a 3D pointing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew G. Liberty, Bryan A. Cook
  • Patent number: 9811175
    Abstract: A forward pointing direction associated with a handheld device is estimated or determined by, for example, calculating a center of rotation of the device. A resultant combined or selected bias estimate may then be used to compensate the biased output of the sensor in, e.g., a 3D pointing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: IDHL Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew G. Liberty, Bryan A. Cook
  • Publication number: 20170108943
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention address these needs and others by providing a handheld device, e.g., a 3D pointing device, which uses at least one sensor to detect motion of the handheld device. The detected motion can then be mapped into a desired output, e.g., cursor movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew G. LIBERTY, Daniel S. SIMPKINS, Charles W. K. GRITTON, Mark TURNER, Frank A. HUNLETH
  • Patent number: 9575570
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention address these needs and others by providing a handheld device, e.g., a 3D pointing device, which uses at least one sensor to detect motion of the handheld device. The detected motion can then be mapped into a desired output, e.g., cursor movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew G. Liberty, Daniel S. Simpkins, Charles W. K. Gritton, Mark Turner, Frank A. Hunleth
  • Publication number: 20160349078
    Abstract: A method, a filtering module, and a computer-readable medium are configured to filter measurements acquired in a sensor reference system. Filtered measurements of motion sensors and a magnetometer attached to the device may then be used to determine orientation of a device in a non-inertial reference system. The measurements are filtered in a reference system, whose position relative to the sensor system can be calculated, and in which gravity and Earth's magnetic field have substantially constant direction and magnitude during the filtering window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Bryan A. COOK, Yun LI, Matthew G. LIBERTY
  • Patent number: 9482554
    Abstract: A method, a filtering module, and a computer-readable medium are configured to filter measurements acquired in a sensor reference system. Filtered measurements of motion sensors and a magnetometer attached to the device may then be used to determine orientation of a device in a non-inertial reference system. The measurements are filtered in a reference system, whose position relative to the sensor system can be calculated, and in which gravity and Earth's magnetic field have substantially constant direction and magnitude during the filtering window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Bryan A. Cook, Yun Li, Matthew G. Liberty
  • Publication number: 20160252977
    Abstract: A forward pointing direction associated with a handheld device is estimated or determined by, for example, calculating a center of rotation of the device. A resultant combined or selected bias estimate may then be used to compensate the biased output of the sensor in, e.g., a 3D pointing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew G. LIBERTY, Bryan A. COOK
  • Publication number: 20160162042
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention address these needs and others by providing a handheld device, e.g., a 3D pointing device, which uses at least one sensor to detect motion of the handheld device. The detected motion can then be mapped into a desired output, e.g., cursor movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: Matthew G. LIBERTY, Daniel S. SIMPKINS, Charles W. K. GRITTON, Mark TURNER, Frank A. HUNLETH
  • Publication number: 20160154470
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention describe 3D pointing devices which enhance usability by transforming sensed motion data from a first frame of reference (e.g., the body of the 3D pointing device) into a second frame of reference (e.g., a user's frame of reference). One exemplary embodiment of the present invention removes effects associated with a tilt orientation in which the 3D pointing device is held by a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventor: Matthew G. LIBERTY
  • Patent number: 9298282
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention describe 3D pointing devices which enhance usability by transforming sensed motion data from a first frame of reference (e.g., the body of the 3D pointing device) into a second frame of reference (e.g., a user's frame of reference). One exemplary embodiment of the present invention removes effects associated with a tilt orientation in which the 3D pointing device is held by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventor: Matthew G. Liberty
  • Patent number: 9261978
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention address these needs and others by providing a handheld device, e.g., a 3D pointing device, which uses at least one sensor to detect motion of the handheld device. The detected motion can then be mapped into a desired output, e.g., cursor movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew G. Liberty, Daniel S. Simpkins, Charles W. K. Gritton, Mark Turner, Frank A. Hunleth
  • Patent number: 9250716
    Abstract: A bias value associated with a sensor, e.g., a time-varying, non-zero value which is output from a sensor when it is motionless, is estimated using at least two, different bias estimating techniques. A resultant combined or selected bias estimate may then be used to compensate the biased output of the sensor in, e.g., a 3D pointing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hua Sheng, Matthew G. Liberty, Christopher D. Roller, Charles W. K. Gritton
  • Patent number: 9201516
    Abstract: A forward pointing direction associated with a handheld device is estimated or determined by, for example, calculating a center of rotation of the device. A resultant combined or selected bias estimate may then be used to compensate the biased output of the sensor in, e.g., a 3D pointing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew G. Liberty, Bryan A. Cook
  • Publication number: 20150241996
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to the present invention address these needs and others by providing a handheld device, e.g., a 3D pointing device, which uses hand tremor as an input. One or more sensors within the handheld device detect a user's hand tremor and identify the user based on the detected tremor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew G. LIBERTY, Christopher D. ROLLER, Daniel S. SIMPKINS, Charles W. K. GRITTON