Patents by Inventor Nathan Nocon

Nathan Nocon 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: 20190251882
    Abstract: There is provided a system that includes a base providing a wireless power source, a rotor situated over the base and configured to spin, and a device coupled to the rotor and configured to spin with the rotor, the device having a display and a wireless power receiver, where the wireless power source and the wireless power receiver are configured to power the device to show an image on the display while the rotor is spinning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventor: Nathan Nocon
  • Patent number: 10339844
    Abstract: According to one implementation, an image display system includes a computing platform having a central processing unit (CPU), a system memory storing a software code, a display screen, and a motor controlled by the CPU and coupled to a rotor for rotating the display screen. The CPU is configured to execute the software code to spin the display screen about an axis at a predetermined spin rate using the motor and the rotor, and to render each of multiple perspectives of an image on the display screen at a frame rate during each revolution of the display screen about the axis. The predetermined spin rate is determined based on the number of perspectives of the image rendered per revolution of the display screen and the frame rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Nocon, Michael P. Goslin, Timothy Panec, Elliott Baumbach, Jonathan R. Hsu, Eric C. Haseltine
  • Patent number: 10255725
    Abstract: An augmented reality (AR) system for providing an AR experience to a user of an AR venue includes a hardware processor, a memory, a light detector, a display, and an AR application stored in the memory. The hardware processor can execute the AR application to provide a virtual environment corresponding to the AR venue on the display, and to detect a light event resulting from interaction of an infrared (IR) light produced by an AR accessory utilized by the user with a surface within the AR venue. The hardware processor can further execute the AR application to identify a location of the light event within the AR venue, determine whether the location of the light event is within an activation zone of the AR venue, and render a visual effect corresponding to the light event on the display if the location is within the activation zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Nocon, Katherine M. Bassett
  • Publication number: 20190064924
    Abstract: This disclosure presents systems and methods to synchronize visual effects and haptic feedback for interactive experiences. Visual circuit control signals may dictate control of a presentation device to present images forming virtual content. Haptic circuit control signals may dictate control of a haptic feedback device to provide haptic output. Timing information conveying one or both of latency in the execution of the visual circuit control signals by the presentation device and/or latency in the execution of the haptic circuit control signals by the haptic feedback device may be determined. Based on the timing information, transmission of the visual circuit control signals to the presentation device and/or transmission of the haptic circuit control signals to the haptic feedback device may be effectuated so that the presentation of images and provision of haptic output occur within a threshold time span.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventor: Nathan Nocon
  • Patent number: 10192472
    Abstract: According to one implementation, an image display system includes a computing platform having at least one processor and a system memory storing a software code. In addition, the image display system includes a display screen having a front display face and a side display face, and a base including a motor coupled to a rotor for rotating the display screen. The at least one processor executes the software code to render a two-dimensional (2D) graphic on the front display face of the display screen, and to render a visual effect on the side display face of the display screen. The at least one processor further executes the software code to use the motor and the rotor to spin the display screen to cause appearances of the 2D graphic as a floating image and the visual effect as a volumetric enhancement to the floating image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Nocon, Elliott Baumbach
  • Publication number: 20180137680
    Abstract: An augmented reality (AR) system for providing an AR experience to a user of an AR venue includes a hardware processor, a memory, a light detector, a display, and an AR application stored in the memory. The hardware processor can execute the AR application to provide a virtual environment corresponding to the AR venue on the display, and to detect a light event resulting from interaction of an infrared (IR) light produced by an AR accessory utilized by the user with a surface within the AR venue. The hardware processor can further execute the AR application to identify a location of the light event within the AR venue, determine whether the location of the light event is within an activation zone of the AR venue, and render a visual effect corresponding to the light event on the display if the location is within the activation zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Nathan Nocon, Katherine M. Bassett