Patents by Inventor Noam Rimon

Noam Rimon 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: 20190111341
    Abstract: A device for interfacing with an interactive program, including: a housing, including, an IR projector for projecting an IR pattern into an interactive environment; a camera for capturing images of the projected IR pattern; an image processor configured to process the captured images for identification of the projected IR pattern; a transceiver configured to communicate with a computing device that executes the interactive program, the transceiver configured to transmit data generated by the image processor to the computing device, such that a position of the device in the interactive environment is determined based on the captured images of the IR pattern, the determined position of the device being utilized to update a state of the executing interactive program at the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Xiaodong Mao, Noam Rimon
  • Publication number: 20190111347
    Abstract: A method for sharing recorded content of an interactive application, including: recording, by a computer, a three-dimensional video clip to a storage, the three-dimensional video clip generated from a session of the interactive application; receiving, by the computer, a request to share the three-dimensional video clip over a communications network; generating, by the computer, a two-dimensional video clip by converting the three-dimensional video clip to a two-dimensional format, the two-dimensional video clip being configured for viewing through a two-dimensional display; sharing, by the computer, the two-dimensional video clip over the communications network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventor: Noam Rimon
  • Patent number: 10150042
    Abstract: A method for sharing gameplay of a video game is provided, including: recording, by a computer, a two-dimensional (2-D) video clip to a storage, the 2-D video clip generated from gameplay of a video game; receiving, by the computer, a request to share the 2-D video clip to a social network; generating, by the computer, a three-dimensional (3-D) video clip by converting the 2-D video clip to a 3-D format, the 3-D video clip being configured for viewing through an HMD; sharing, by the computer, the 3-D video clip to the social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Noam Rimon
  • Patent number: 10150032
    Abstract: A device for enabling user control for interfacing with a video game is provided, including the following: a projector for projecting a radiation pattern; a camera for capturing images of the projected radiation pattern; an image processor configured to process the captured images for identification of the projected radiation pattern; a transceiver configured to communicate with a game console that executes the video game, the transceiver configured to transmit data generated by the image processor to the game console, such that a position of the device is determined based on the captured images of the radiation pattern, the determined position of the device being utilized to update a state of the executing video game at the game console; a harness for attaching the device to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaodong Mao, Noam Rimon
  • Patent number: 10076703
    Abstract: A system for interfacing with an interactive program is provided, including: a computing device for executing the interactive program, the interactive program being stored on a memory, the computing device enabling user control and input; a display device for rendering image content associated with an interactive program, the display device being configured to be attached to the user; wherein the computing device is configured to receive data from an image capture device to determine and track a position of the display device; wherein the computing device is configured to define at least two interactive zones, each interactive zone being defined by a spatial region configured to change a function of the display device when the display device is moved between the at least two interactive zones; and wherein the computing device is configured to set the function of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaodong Mao, Noam Rimon
  • Patent number: 10073516
    Abstract: Inertial sensors within a head mounted display are used to track movement of the head mounted display. The tracked movement of the head mounted display is correlated to an action within a virtual reality scene that is currently displayed to a user wearing the head mounted display. The action within the virtual reality scene is based on a context of the virtual reality scene that is currently displayed. The detected movement of the head mounted display can be combined with other sensor data, such as gaze detection data, to determine the action within the virtual reality scene. In this manner, movements of the user as detected using the inertial sensors within the head mounted display are used as inputs to cause actions within the current context of the virtual reality scene as displayed within the head mounted display to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Larsen, Frederick Umminger, Xiaoyong Ye, Noam Rimon, Jeffrey Roger Stafford, Xia Lou
  • Patent number: 9984505
    Abstract: A method for presenting text information on a head-mounted display is provided, comprising: rendering a view of a virtual environment to the head-mounted display; tracking an orientation of the head-mounted display; tracking a gaze of a user of the head-mounted display; processing the gaze of the user and the orientation of the head-mounted display, to identify a gaze target in the virtual environment towards which the gaze of the user is directed; receiving text information for rendering on the head-mounted display; presenting the text information in the virtual environment in a vicinity of the gaze target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Noam Rimon, Jeffrey Roger Stafford
  • Publication number: 20180133604
    Abstract: A method for sharing gameplay of a video game is provided, including: recording, by a computer, a two-dimensional (2-D) video clip to a storage, the 2-D video clip generated from gameplay of a video game; receiving, by the computer, a request to share the 2-D video clip to a social network; generating, by the computer, a three-dimensional (3-D) video clip by converting the 2-D video clip to a 3-D format, the 3-D video clip being configured for viewing through an HMD; sharing, by the computer, the 3-D video clip to the social network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventor: Noam Rimon
  • Patent number: 9855504
    Abstract: A method for sharing three-dimensional gameplay of a video game, that is rendered to a head-mounted display (HMD), to a social network, is provided, including the following method operations: recording, by an HMD connected computer, a three-dimensional (3-D) video clip to a storage, the 3-D video clip generated from 3-D gameplay of a video game that is driven by interactive use of the HMD; receiving, by the HMD connected computer, a request to share the 3-D video clip to a social network; generating, by the HMD connected computer, a two-dimensional (2-D) video clip by converting the 3-D video clip to a 2-D format; sharing, by the HMD connected computer, the 2-D video clip to the social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Noam Rimon
  • Publication number: 20170340968
    Abstract: A device for enabling user control for interfacing with a video game is provided, including the following: a projector for projecting a radiation pattern; a camera for capturing images of the projected radiation pattern; an image processor configured to process the captured images for identification of the projected radiation pattern; a transceiver configured to communicate with a game console that executes the video game, the transceiver configured to transmit data generated by the image processor to the game console, such that a position of the device is determined based on the captured images of the radiation pattern, the determined position of the device being utilized to update a state of the executing video game at the game console; a harness for attaching the device to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Xiaodong Mao, Noam Rimon
  • Patent number: 9737807
    Abstract: A method for determining the position of a controller device, comprises: receiving dimensions of the display input by a user of the computer-based system; capturing successive images of the display at the controller device; determining a position of the controller device relative to the display based on the dimensions of the display and a perspective distortion of the display in the captured successive images of the display; providing the determined position of the controller to the computer-based system to interface with the interactive program to cause an action by the interactive program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaodong Mao, Noam Rimon
  • Patent number: 9707485
    Abstract: A first application executes on one or more computing systems to generate a series of original frame pixel data sets for rendering of graphical images associated with the first application execution. A second application executes on one or more computing systems to detect one or more key graphical images present in the series of original frame pixel data sets. Upon detection of the one or more key graphical images, the second application directs replacement of a portion of pixel data in the series of original frame pixel data sets with substitute pixel data so as to generate a series of modified frame pixel data sets for encoding in lieu of the series of original frame pixel data sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: David Perry, Rui Filipe Andrade Pereira, Noam Rimon
  • Publication number: 20170080341
    Abstract: A system for interfacing with an interactive program is provided, including: a computing device for executing the interactive program, the interactive program being stored on a memory, the computing device enabling user control and input; a display device for rendering image content associated with an interactive program, the display device being configured to be attached to the user; wherein the computing device is configured to receive data from an image capture device to determine and track a position of the display device; wherein the computing device is configured to define at least two interactive zones, each interactive zone being defined by a spatial region configured to change a function of the display device when the display device is moved between the at least two interactive zones; and wherein the computing device is configured to set the function of the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Xiaodong Mao, Noam Rimon
  • Publication number: 20170014722
    Abstract: A method for sharing three-dimensional gameplay of a video game, that is rendered to a head-mounted display (HMD), to a social network, is provided, including the following method operations: recording, by an HMD connected computer, a three-dimensional (3-D) video clip to a storage, the 3-D video clip generated from 3-D gameplay of a video game that is driven by interactive use of the HMD; receiving, by the HMD connected computer, a request to share the 3-D video clip to a social network; generating, by the HMD connected computer, a two-dimensional (2-D) video clip by converting the 3-D video clip to a 2-D format; sharing, by the HMD connected computer, the 2-D video clip to the social network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventor: Noam Rimon
  • Patent number: 9545572
    Abstract: A system for interfacing with an interactive program is provided, including: a computing device for executing the interactive program; a display device for enabling user control and input to the interactive program, the display device being configured to be attached to the user; wherein the computing device is configured to receive data from an image capture device to determine and track a position of the display device; wherein the computing device is configured to define interactive zones, each interactive zone being defined by a spatial region having an associated specified function for an action of the display device when the display device is positioned within that interactive zone; and, wherein the computing device is configured to set the functionality of the action of the display device to the specified function associated with the interactive zone within which the display device is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaodong Mao, Noam Rimon
  • Patent number: 9452354
    Abstract: A method for sharing three-dimensional gameplay of a video game to a social network is provided, the method including: receiving a request to share a recorded gameplay portion to a social network, the recorded gameplay portion defined by three-dimensional recorded video; generating a two-dimensional video clip based on the three-dimensional recorded video; sharing the two-dimensional video clip to the social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Noam Rimon
  • Publication number: 20160274662
    Abstract: A system and method of using a peripheral device for interfacing with a virtual reality scene generated by a computer for presentation on a head mounted display. The peripheral device includes a haptic device capable of being placed in contact with a user and a haptic feedback controller for processing instructions for outputting a haptic signal to the haptic device. The haptic feedback controller receiving the instructions from the computer so that haptic feedback of the haptic device changes to correspond to a user's virtual interactions with a virtual object in the virtual reality scene as presented on the head mounted display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Noam Rimon, Xiaodong (Crusoe) Mao, Xiaoyong Ye
  • Publication number: 20160187969
    Abstract: Inertial sensors within a head mounted display are used to track movement of the head mounted display. The tracked movement of the head mounted display is correlated to an action within a virtual reality scene that is currently displayed to a user wearing the head mounted display. The action within the virtual reality scene is based on a context of the virtual reality scene that is currently displayed. The detected movement of the head mounted display can be combined with other sensor data, such as gaze detection data, to determine the action within the virtual reality scene. In this manner, movements of the user as detected using the inertial sensors within the head mounted display are used as inputs to cause actions within the current context of the virtual reality scene as displayed to the user within the head mounted display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Eric Larsen, Frederick Umminger, Xiaoyong Ye, Noam Rimon, Jeffrey Roger Stafford, Xia Lou
  • Publication number: 20160093105
    Abstract: A method for presenting text information on a head-mounted display is provided, comprising: rendering a view of a virtual environment to the head-mounted display; tracking an orientation of the head-mounted display; tracking a gaze of a user of the head-mounted display; processing the gaze of the user and the orientation of the head-mounted display, to identify a gaze target in the virtual environment towards which the gaze of the user is directed; receiving text information for rendering on the head-mounted display; presenting the text information in the virtual environment in a vicinity of the gaze target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Noam Rimon, Jeffrey Roger Stafford
  • Publication number: 20150328540
    Abstract: A system for interfacing with an interactive program is provided, including: a computing device for executing the interactive program; a display device for enabling user control and input to the interactive program, the display device being configured to be attached to the user; wherein the computing device is configured to receive data from an image capture device to determine and track a position of the display device; wherein the computing device is configured to define interactive zones, each interactive zone being defined by a spatial region having an associated specified function for an action of the display device when the display device is positioned within that interactive zone; and, wherein the computing device is configured to set the functionality of the action of the display device to the specified function associated with the interactive zone within which the display device is located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Xiaodong Mao, Noam Rimon