Patents by Inventor Michael P. GOSLIN

Michael P. GOSLIN 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: 20190138183
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation comprising determining a position of an augmented reality (AR)-capable device relative to a position of a tracking point, determining a first arrangement of a first plurality of graphical user interface (GUI) elements associated with an application based on the position of the AR-capable device relative to the tracking point, and generating, by operation of a processor, a GUI comprising the first plurality of GUI elements arranged according to the first arrangement within a volume of a cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Wilfredo ROSAS, Michael P. GOSLIN
  • Publication number: 20190126139
    Abstract: Systems, methods and articles of manufacture relating to calibration of a magnetometer in an electronic device suitable for use in an augmented reality (AR) and/or virtual reality (VR) video game. An electronic video game device includes a magnetometer. A prompt is displayed in the video game requesting a user-performed first gameplay motion using the electronic video game device where the first gameplay motion is a pre-defined motion used for calibrating the magnetometer. A first plurality of measurements is received from the magnetometer relating to a magnetic field in a physical gameplay environment, where the first plurality of measurements is taken by the magnetometer during the first gameplay motion. The first plurality of measurements is analyzed to detect a magnetic bias in the magnetometer. The magnetometer is calibrated to offset the magnetic bias.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Michael P. GOSLIN, Matthew W. RYAN, Elliott H. BAUMBACH, John CROCKER, Lee CHIDGEY, Timothy M. PANEC
  • Patent number: 10265621
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for distinguishing user movements in an immersive play environment. A first tracking device is provided that measures first tracking data. A second tracking device is also provided to measure second tracking data. A controller device is also provided to receive tracking data from the second tracking device. The second tracking device measures movement of a user by receiving the first tracking data from the first tracking device and determining third tracking data movement based on a combination of the first tracking data and the second tracking data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Goslin, Joseph L. Olson, Eric C. Haseltine
  • Patent number: 10257482
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to apparatus and methods for bringing an object to life using a projection apparatus. An object may be augmented with a projected image by detecting a landmark associated with the object, determining a modified version of an image to compensate for an orientation of the projection apparatus to the landmark, and implementing a light generated by the projection apparatus to project the modified version of the image on a surface of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Goslin, Eric Haseltine, Blade A. Olson
  • Publication number: 20190101976
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods to provide an interactive space based on events likely to occur. A system may be coupled to a vehicle. The events likely to occur may be predicted based on motion of the vehicle and/or other information. Content may be presented to the user. The predicted events may be used as a basis for adjusting the content. This may allow the motion of the vehicle and/or the predicted events to form a part of a user's experience with the interactive space. The users may feel more immersed in the experiences as the vehicle moves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Mark A. REICHOW, Kameron BURK, Gary R. MARSHALL, Michael P. GOSLIN, Jonathan M. ACKLEY
  • Publication number: 20190098099
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer program products to perform an operation comprising determining, based on interaction data stored in a first profile, that a first toy device communicated with a second toy device, wherein the first and second toy devices are within a predefined distance during the communication, determining at least one emotion reflected in an emotion data of the first profile, determining at least one activity reflected in an activity data of the first profile, and generating, based on the interaction data, the emotion data, and the activity data, a story depicting a plurality of emoji, wherein the plurality of emoji comprise a first emoji reflecting the first toy device communicating with the second toy device, a second emoji reflecting the at least one emotion, and a third emoji reflecting the at least one activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Michael P. GOSLIN, Katherine M. BASSETT
  • Patent number: 10223836
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for augmenting an appearance of a hilt to simulate a bladed weapon. A hilt may be augmented with a blade of a bladed weapon by detecting a landmark associated with the hilt, determining a position and/or an orientation of the hilt, determining an overlay image comprising the blade of the bladed weapon, wherein the blade is placed within the overlay image according to the determined position and/or the determined orientation of the hilt, and displaying the overlay image so that the blade of the bladed weapon appears to be attached to the hilt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Goslin, Matthew Ryan, Joseph Logan Olson
  • Publication number: 20180367864
    Abstract: There is provided a system including a memory storing an executable code and a processor executing the executable code to receive a plurality of video inputs, wherein each video input of the plurality of video inputs includes a video feed from an event, provide the plurality of video inputs to each of a plurality of media devices, receive a plurality of user video inputs each from a different one of the plurality of media devices, wherein each of the plurality of user video inputs is created using the plurality of video inputs, and stream each of the plurality of user video inputs as a separate media channel for display by a plurality of media devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Michael P. Goslin, Skarphedinn Hedinsson, Scott F. Watson
  • Patent number: 10105594
    Abstract: Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for managing a wearable garment device. Embodiments include determining an identification credential that uniquely identifies a player within an interactive gaming environment. A gameplay state of the player within the interactive gaming environment is retrieved. The gameplay state includes at least one of a rank of the player, one or more accomplishments of the player and a group to which the player belongs within the interactive gaming environment. Embodiments determine a wearable garment device having a preexisting association with the player within the interactive gaming environment. The wearable garment device is configured with one or more display devices. A graphical depiction of at least a portion of the gameplay state is generated and embodiments cause the generated graphical depiction to be output for display using the one or more display devices of the wearable garment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Goslin, Silpa Ankem, Anila Godhania, Paul J. Lee, Joshua M. Noble, Joseph L. Olson, Jasjot G. Sodhi
  • Patent number: 10092827
    Abstract: Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for controlling electronic devices in an interactive gaming environment. Embodiments detect a first interactive game is playing within the physical environment using one or more electronic devices. User movement is monitored using at least one sensor device within the physical environment and user speech is monitored using one or more microphone sensor devices within the physical environment. Upon determining that the user movement matches a predefined series of user actions and that the user speech matches a corresponding predefined speech pattern, embodiments determine a gameplay action corresponding to both the predefined series of user actions and the predefined speech pattern and transmit an instruction, to at least one of the one or more electronic devices within the physical environment, instructing the electronic device to perform the determined gameplay action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Goslin, Blade A. Olson
  • Publication number: 20180280793
    Abstract: There is provided a first toy device that wirelessly and periodically transmits, using a transceiver, a first unique ID number, wirelessly receives, using the transceiver, a second unique ID number from a second toy device, stores the second unique ID number in the memory. Further, when the first toy device is in communication with a gaming device having a gaming application, the first toy device retrieves the second unique ID number from the memory, and transmits the retrieved second unique ID number to the gaming device to inform the gaming application of an encounter between the first toy device and the second toy device for use in the gaming application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Timothy Panec, Michael P. Goslin, Steve Thornton
  • Patent number: 10091559
    Abstract: There is provided a system including a memory storing an executable code and a processor executing the executable code to receive a plurality of video inputs, wherein each video input of the plurality of video inputs includes a video feed from an event, provide the plurality of video inputs to each of a plurality of media devices, receive a plurality of user video inputs each from a different one of the plurality of media devices, wherein each of the plurality of user video inputs is created using the plurality of video inputs, and stream each of the plurality of user video inputs as a separate media channel for display by a plurality of media devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Goslin, Skarphedinn Hedinsson, Scott F. Watson
  • Publication number: 20180268612
    Abstract: Systems and methods of simulating first-person control of remoted-controlled vehicles are described herein. The system may include one or more of a remote-controlled (RC) vehicle, a display interface, an input interface, and/or other components. The RC vehicle may have an image capturing device configured to capture in-flight images. View information representing the captured images may presented on a display worn and/or otherwise accessible to user. The input interface may allow the user to provide control inputs for dictating a path of the RC vehicle. Augmented reality graphics may be overlaid on the view information presented to the user to facilitate gameplay and/or otherwise enhance a user's experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph Logan Olson, Michael P. Goslin, Clifford Wong, Timothy Panec
  • Publication number: 20180261013
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for augmenting an appearance of a hilt to simulate a bladed weapon. A hilt may be augmented with a blade of a bladed weapon by detecting a landmark associated with the hilt, determining a position and/or an orientation of the hilt, determining an overlay image comprising the blade of the bladed weapon, wherein the blade is placed within the overlay image according to the determined position and/or the determined orientation of the hilt, and displaying the overlay image so that the blade of the bladed weapon appears to be attached to the hilt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Michael P. Goslin, Matthew Ryan, Joseph Logan Olson
  • Patent number: 10065124
    Abstract: Systems, methods and articles of manufacture to perform an operation comprising receiving speech data via a network, modifying the speech data based on a profile associated with a toy device, wherein the modified speech data represents a voice of the toy device, and outputting the modified speech data via a speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Goslin, Blade A. Olson
  • Patent number: 10067564
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein include an arm band that captures sensor data used to identify hand gestures. When worn on the arm, the arm band permits a computing device to identify different gestures made by the hand. In one embodiment, the band measures a change in position of the tendons that control the positions of the fingers on the hand which can then be correlated to a particular hand gesture. For example, the thickness of the user's arm increases in a direction perpendicular to the palm of the hand when the fingers are extended relative to the thickness of the arm when the fingers are curled into the palm of the hand. By detecting this change in thickness, the computing device can distinguish between different gestures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Lanny S. Smoot, Michael P. Goslin, Daniel James Reetz, Joseph L. Olson
  • Publication number: 20180247464
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein include a method for authoring content for display using an optical system comprising one or more optical elements defining a field of view relative to an optical reference point. The method comprises arranging a virtual object at a first location within an authoring environment. The virtual object is configured to be included in imagery displayed by one or more display devices of the optical system to appear in a focal plane within the field of view. The method further comprises determining, using one or more viewer parameters that control a positioning of the virtual object on the one or more display devices, that a viewer may experience discomfort when viewing the virtual object at the first location. The method further comprises displaying an alert responsive to determining that the viewer may experience discomfort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Eric C. HASELTINE, Michael P. GOSLIN, Joseph L. OLSON, James SMITH
  • Patent number: 10039975
    Abstract: An immersive play environment providing techniques for generating an imaginary enemy within the environment is disclosed. A tracker device is provided in the play environment for determining a location of a user. A controller device is provided to generate an invisible interactive object (an “imaginary enemy”), to engage the user during gameplay. The controller device generates tracking information indicating a location of the imaginary enemy. The controller device determines the location of the enemy relative to the location of the user and transmits that information to the tracker device. The tracker device can communicate the location of the imaginary enemy to the user for engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Olson, Blade Olson, Michael P. Goslin, Charles Moneypenny, Ivone Alexandre
  • Patent number: 10037465
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for generating augmented reality environments. An augmented reality environment may be generated using physical tags placed throughout a real-world environment, for example, on real-world objects and/or surfaces. Identifying features of the tags may be detected. The presence of one or more particular tags may be determined by virtue of the detected identifying features. A computing platform may present or show views of the real-world and may overlay images of virtual object at locations that correspond to the tags present in the real-world environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael P. Goslin
  • Patent number: 9996978
    Abstract: Systems and methods of simulating first-person control of remoted-controlled vehicles are described herein. The system may include one or more of a remote-controlled (RC) vehicle, a display interface, an input interface, and/or other components. The RC vehicle may have an image capturing device configured to capture in-flight images. View information representing the captured images may presented on a display worn and/or otherwise accessible to user. The input interface may allow the user to provide control inputs for dictating a path of the RC vehicle. Augmented reality graphics may be overlaid on the view information presented to the user to facilitate gameplay and/or otherwise enhance a user's experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Logan Olson, Michael P. Goslin, Clifford Wong, Timothy Panec