Patents by Inventor Max Braun

Max Braun 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: 10249268
    Abstract: Methods and systems involving the orienting of video data based on the orientation of a display are described herein. An example system may be configured to (1) receive first video data, the first video data corresponding to a first orientation of the image-capture device; (2) send the first video data to a second computing device; (3) receive, from the second computing device, first orientation data indicating a requested orientation of the image-capture device; (4) cause a visual depiction of the requested orientation to be displayed on a graphical display; (5) receive second video data, the second video data corresponding to a second orientation of the image-capture device, where the second orientation is closer to the requested orientation than is the first orientation; and (6) send the second video data to the second computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Max Braun, Casey Kwok Ching Ho, Indika Charles Mendis
  • Publication number: 20180268747
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a method and apparatus for displaying information on and interacting with a mirror. An embodiment includes a method of triggering a digital assistant by recognizing a face, the method comprising using a camera to constantly process frames, detecting a face in the frames, comparing the detected face to a set of known authorized faces, determining if the face is an authorized face, and triggering a digital assistant that can access the data of the authorized face. Additional features include combining two-way mirrors with displays, computing hardware, cameras, speakers, and LED lights. In another aspect, the present disclosure is directed to a smart mirror displaying information to a user. This includes detecting the user and displaying information to the user through LED status lights, display device, and augmented reality filter overlays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventor: Max Braun
  • Publication number: 20170236495
    Abstract: Methods and systems involving the orienting of video data based on the orientation of a display are described herein. An example system may be configured to (1) receive first video data, the first video data corresponding to a first orientation of the image-capture device; (2) send the first video data to a second computing device; (3) receive, from the second computing device, first orientation data indicating a requested orientation of the image-capture device; (4) cause a visual depiction of the requested orientation to be displayed on a graphical display; (5) receive second video data, the second video data corresponding to a second orientation of the image-capture device, where the second orientation is closer to the requested orientation than is the first orientation; and (6) send the second video data to the second computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Max Braun, Casey Kwok Ching Ho, Indika Charles Mendis
  • Patent number: 9691241
    Abstract: Methods and systems involving the orienting of video data based on the orientation of a display are described herein. An example system may be configured to (1) receive first video data, the first video data corresponding to a first orientation of the image-capture device; (2) send the first video data to a second computing device; (3) receive, from the second computing device, first orientation data indicating a requested orientation of the image-capture device; (4) cause a visual depiction of the requested orientation to be displayed on a graphical display; (5) receive second video data, the second video data corresponding to a second orientation of the image-capture device, where the second orientation is closer to the requested orientation than is the first orientation; and (6) send the second video data to the second computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Max Braun, Casey Kwok Ching Ho, Indika Charles Mendis
  • Patent number: 9024843
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and devices for interfacing with a wearable heads-up display via a touch-operable input device. The wearable heads-up display may include a display element for receiving and displaying display information received from a processor, and may also include a wearable frame structure supporting the display element and having a side-arm extending away from the display element. In some embodiments, the display information may appear at least partially curved to a user. In some embodiments, only a portion of the display information is shown on the at least one display element. The side-arm may be configured to secure the heads-up display to a user's body in a manner such that the display element is disposed within a field of view of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell Heinrich, Gabriel Taubman, Ryan Geiss, Max Braun, Casey Ho
  • Patent number: 8981115
    Abstract: A process for the manufacture of a cyclic compound of formula (I) which comprises (a) adding an acid halide of formula R1—C (O)—X, to a vinyl ether of formula (II): CH2?CH—OR2, to produce an addition product, and (b) reacting the addition product with a compound of formula (III): Y-A-Z; wherein R1 is a halogenated alkyl group; wherein X is fluorine, chlorine, or bromine; wherein R2 is an alkyl group, an aralkyl group, or an aryl group; wherein Z and Y designate independently carbon or a heteroatom; and wherein A is a linking group between Z and Y comprising 0, 1, 2 or 3 atoms in the cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Solvay SA
    Inventor: Max Braun
  • Patent number: 8957254
    Abstract: Process for synthesizing a chemical, in particular an agriculturally or pharmaceutically active compound, including: a first step comprising reacting a carboxylic acid halide with a vinyl ether to prepare a halogenated precursor of an alkenone; a second step comprising eliminating hydrogen halide from such precursor to form an alkenone, preferably by thermolysis under specific conditions; and a third step which uses the formed alkenone as a building block to synthesize the chemical. First step may be done in a liquid reaction medium comprising an alkenone or a halogenated alkenone precursor, or in a liquid reaction medium in turbulent state, specifically by creation of gas bubbles of the carboxylic acid halide herein. Second step may include a flash thermolysis, vacuum thermolysis, thermolysis under stripping with inert gas, and/or a thermolysis at a temperature from >90° C. to 120° C. Third step preferably comprises reacting the alkenone with a nitrogen-containing compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Solvay SA
    Inventors: Max Braun, Stefan Palsherm, Uta Claassen, Alain Lambert
  • Patent number: 8866852
    Abstract: Methods and devices for applying at least one manipulative action to a selected content object are disclosed. In one aspect, a head-mounted-device (HMD) system includes at least one processor and data storage with user-interface logic executable by the at least one processor to apply at least one manipulative action to a displayed content object based on received data that indicates a first direction in which the HMD is tilted and an extent to which the HMD is tilted in the first direction. The at least one manipulative action is applied to a degree corresponding to the indicated extent to which the HMD is tilted in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Joseph Wheeler, Alejandro Kauffmann, Liang-Lu (Tom) Chi, Max Braun
  • Patent number: 8686924
    Abstract: Systems and methods for selecting an action associated with a power state transition of a head-mounted display (HMD) in the form of eyeglasses are disclosed. A signal may be received from a sensor on a nose bridge of the eyeglasses indicating if the HMD is in use. Based on the received signal, a first power state for the HMD may be determined. Responsive to the determined first power state, an action associated with a power state transition of the HMD from an existing power state to the first power state may be selected. The action may be selected from among a plurality of actions associated with a plurality of state transitions. Also, the action may be a sequence of functions performed by the HMD including modifying an operating state of a primary processing component of the HMD and a detector of the HMD configured to image an environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Max Braun, Ryan Geiss, Harvey Ho, Thad Eugene Starner, Gabriel Taubman
  • Patent number: 8670000
    Abstract: A method includes generating a light pattern using a display panel and forming a virtual image from the light pattern utilizing one or more optical components. The virtual image is viewable from a viewing location. The method also includes receiving external light from a real-world environment incident on an optical sensor. The real-world environment is viewable from the viewing location. Further, the method includes obtaining an image of the real-world environment from the received external light, identifying a background feature in the image of the real-world environment over which the virtual image is overlaid, and extracting one or more visual characteristics of the background feature. Additionally, the method includes comparing the one or more visual characteristics to an upper threshold value and a lower threshold value and controlling the generation of the light pattern based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Max Braun, Xiaoyu Miao, Adrian Wong, Babak Amirparviz
  • Publication number: 20140051892
    Abstract: Process for synthesizing a chemical, in particular an agriculturally or pharmaceutically active compound, including: a first step comprising reacting a carboxylic acid halide with a vinyl ether to prepare a halogenated precursor of an alkenone; a second step comprising eliminating hydrogen halide from such precursor to form an alkenone, preferably by thermolysis under specific conditions; and a third step which uses the formed alkenone as a building block to synthesize the chemical. First step may be done in a liquid reaction medium comprising an alkenone or a halogenated alkenone precursor, or in a liquid reaction medium in turbulent state, specifically by creation of gas bubbles of the carboxylic acid halide herein. Second step may include a flash thermolysis, vacuum thermolysis, thermolysis under stripping with inert gas, and/or a thermolysis at a temperature from >90° C. to 120° C. Third step preferably comprises reacting the alkenone with a nitrogen-containing compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: SOLVAY SA
    Inventors: Max BRAUN, Stefan PALSHERM, Uta CLAASSEN, Alain LAMBERT
  • Publication number: 20130237710
    Abstract: A process for the manufacture of a cyclic compound of formula (I) which comprises (a) adding an acid halide of formula R1—C (O)—X, to a vinyl ether of formula (II): CH2?CH—OR2, to produce an addition product, and (b) reacting the addition product with a compound of formula (III): Y-A-Z; wherein R1 is a halogenated alkyl group; wherein X is fluorine, chlorine, or bromine; wherein R2 is an alkyl group, an aralkyl group, or an aryl group; wherein Z and Y designate independently carbon or a heteroatom; and wherein A is a linking group between Z and Y comprising 0, 1, 2 or 3 atoms in the cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: SOLVAY SA
    Inventor: Max BRAUN
  • Patent number: 8519195
    Abstract: Process for preparing an alkenone, which comprises (a) reacting a carboxylic acid halide with a vinyl ether by introducing vinyl ether into a liquid reaction medium containing carboxylic acid halide to form a halogenated precursor of the alkenone and (b) eliminating hydrogen halide from said precursor to form the alkenone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Solvay SA
    Inventors: Max Braun, Alain Lambert
  • Publication number: 20130154906
    Abstract: Systems and methods for selecting an action associated with a power state transition of a head-mounted display (HMD) in the form of eyeglasses are disclosed. A signal may be received from a sensor on a nose bridge of the eyeglasses indicating if the HMD is in use. Based on the received signal, a first powers state for the HMD may be determined. Responsive to the determined first power state, an action associated with a power state transition of the HMD from an existing power state to the first power state may be selected. The action may be selected from among a plurality of actions associated with a plurality of state transitions. Also, the action may be a sequence of functions performed by the HMD including modifying an operating state of a primary processing component of the HMD and a detector of the HMD configured to image an environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Max Braun, Ryan Geiss, Harvey Ho, Thad Eugene Starner, Gabriel Taubman
  • Publication number: 20130135353
    Abstract: Methods and devices for applying at least one manipulative action to a selected content object are disclosed. In one aspect, a head-mounted-device (HMD) system includes at least one processor and data storage with user-interface logic executable by the at least one processor to apply at least one manipulative action to a displayed content object based on received data that indicates a first direction in which the HMD is tilted and an extent to which the HMD is tilted in the first direction. The at least one manipulative action is applied to a degree corresponding to the indicated extent to which the HMD is tilted in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Aaron Joseph Wheeler, Alejandro Kauffmann, Liang-Lu (Tom) Chi, Max Braun
  • Patent number: 8440865
    Abstract: Process for preparing an alkenone, which comprises the following steps: (a) providing a halogenated precursor of the alkenone; and (b) eliminating the hydrogen halide from said precursor to form the alkenone by a thermolysis treatment selected from the group consisting of flash thermolysis, vacuum thermolysis, and thermolysis under stripping with inert gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: SOLVAY SA
    Inventors: Max Braun, Stefan Palsherm, Uta Claassen, Alain Lambert
  • Patent number: 8431710
    Abstract: A process for the manufacture of a cyclic compound of formula (I) which comprises (a) adding an acid halide of formula R1—C(O)—X, to a vinyl ether of formula (II): CH2?CH—OR2, to produce an addition product, and (b) reacting the addition product with a compound of formula (III): Y-A-Z; wherein R1 is a halogenated alkyl group; wherein X is fluorine, chlorine, or bromine; wherein R2 is an alkyl group, an aralkyl group, or an aryl group; wherein Z and Y designate independently carbon or a heteroatom; and wherein A is a linking group between Z and Y comprising 0, 1, 2 or 3 atoms in the cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Solvay SA
    Inventor: Max Braun
  • Patent number: 8426650
    Abstract: A process for preparing a halogenated precursor of an alkenone, which comprises reacting a carboxylic acid halide with a vinyl ether in a liquid reaction medium comprising an alkenone or a halogenated precursor of the alkenone, and a process for preparing an alkenone, which comprises (a) reacting a carboxylic acid halide with a vinyl ether by introducing vinyl ether into a liquid reaction medium containing carboxylic acid halide to form a halogenated precursor of the alkenone and (b) eliminating hydrogen halide from said precursor to form the alkenone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Solvay SA
    Inventors: Max Braun, Stefan Palsherm, Uta Claassen
  • Publication number: 20130063486
    Abstract: A method includes generating a light pattern using a display panel and forming a virtual image from the light pattern utilizing one or more optical components. The virtual image is viewable from a viewing location. The method also includes receiving external light from a real-world environment incident on an optical sensor. The real-world environment is viewable from the viewing location. Further, the method includes obtaining an image of the real-world environment from the received external light, identifying a background feature in the image of the real-world environment over which the virtual image is overlaid, and extracting one or more visual characteristics of the background feature. Additionally, the method includes comparing the one or more visual characteristics to an upper threshold value and a lower threshold value and controlling the generation of the light pattern based on the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Max Braun, Babak Amirparviz, Xiaoyu Miao, Adrian Wong
  • Patent number: 8384617
    Abstract: Systems and methods for selecting an action associated with a power state transition of a head-mounted display (HMD) in the form of eyeglasses are disclosed. A signal may be received from a sensor on a nose bridge of the eyeglasses indicating if the HMD is in use. Based on the received signal, a first powers state for the HMD may be determined. Responsive to the determined first power state, an action associated with a power state transition of the HMD from an existing power state to the first power state may be selected. The action may be selected from among a plurality of actions associated with a plurality of state transitions. Also, the action may be a sequence of functions performed by the HMD including modifying an operating state of a primary processing component of the HMD and a detector of the HMD configured to image an environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Max Braun, Ryan Geiss, Harvey Ho, Thad Eugene Starner, Gabriel Taubman