Patents by Inventor Peter Ellenby

Peter Ellenby 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: 20200160603
    Abstract: Imaging systems which include an augmented reality feature are provided with automated means to throttle or excite the augmented reality generator. Compound images are presented whereby an optically captured image is overlaid with a computer-generated image portion to from the complete augmented image for presentation to a user. Upon the particular conditions of the imager, imaged scene and the Imaging environment, these imaging systems include automated responses. Computer-generated images which are overlaid optically captured images are either bolstered all in the detail and content where an increase in information is needed, or they are tempered when a decrease in information is preferred as determined by prescribed conditions and values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventor: PETER ELLENBY
  • Publication number: 20190361950
    Abstract: A method including monitoring an amount of angular motion of an electronic device for a movement (e.g., casting motion) of the electronic device and determining that the amount of angular motion for the movement exceeds a threshold. A geographic location and a pointing direction of the electronic device may be determined for the movement. A geographic region may be determined based at least in part on the geographic location and the pointing direction of the electronic device. In some implementations, the geographic region may be determined based on the amount of angular motion for the movement. The geographic region may be used as part of a search query. Places of interest corresponding to the geographic region may be determined and provided for display and selection via a user interface of the electronic device. Selectable transactions for the geographic region may also obtained and presented by the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Venkat Ganesan, William Foster, Peter Ellenby, Thomas William Ellenby
  • Publication number: 20190042845
    Abstract: An application executing on a mobile device generates a geo-positional query including a time stamp representing the time of the query. The application can be, for example, an augmented reality application, a pointing search application, or a mapping application that searches based on geolocation and/or physical proximity. The query can include, in addition to a location, one or more of a direction, orientation, and camera field of view of the mobile device. A system processes the query to return a time-based state of an object and/or location addressed by the mobile device at the time of the query. The system can use the time stamp to identify which objects may have been located at a certain location at a certain time and/or to identify the state of located objects at a certain time. For example, the state of an electronic billboard can identify an advertisement displayed at the time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Roderick Perkins, Peter Ellenby, Thomas William Ellenby, Matthew Wong
  • Publication number: 20180365266
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the accessing of information that may be associated with static or dynamic geo-located objects, which objects may or may not have corresponding real world counterparts, utilize attributes including of one or more angles of directional access associated with the geo-located objects. Information available to a user of a mobile device can be varied depending upon an angle of directional access derived from the mobile device's real world position and pointing direction in relation to the real world position and orientation of the geo-located objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas William Ellenby, Peter Ellenby, Roderick Perkins, Matthew Wong
  • Patent number: 10037343
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the accessing of information that may be associated with static or dynamic geo-located objects, which objects may or may not have corresponding real world counterparts, utilize attributes including of one or more angles of directional access associated with the geo-located objects. Information available to a user of a mobile device can be varied depending upon an angle of directional access derived from the mobile device's real world position and pointing direction in relation to the real world position and orientation of the geo-located objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas William Ellenby, Peter Ellenby, Roderick Perkins, Matthew Wong
  • Publication number: 20150286869
    Abstract: Augmented reality systems recall prescribed stored information relating to scenes being addressed by an optical imager based upon a multiplicity of alternative search modes each based upon different criteria related to both systems states and environmental states. Primarily, sensor based and visual based search modes are switched depending upon physical states of these augmented reality type platforms. When deployed in near-field uses, information recall is primarily based upon image recognition algorithms and strategy. Conversely, when these augmented reality imaging systems are deployed in far-field type uses, search modes switch to those modes based upon sensors which measure physical attributes and states of the device, and subsystems to determine probable matter being addressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Ellenby, Thomas W. Ellenby, John Ellenby
  • Publication number: 20150286870
    Abstract: Augmented reality systems recall prescribed stored information relating to scenes being addressed by an optical imager based upon a multiplicity of alternative search modes each based upon different criteria related to both systems states and environmental states. Primarily, sensor based and visual based search modes are switched depending upon physical states of these augmented reality type platforms. When deployed in near-field uses, information recall is primarily based upon image recognition algorithms and strategy. Conversely, when these augmented reality imaging systems are deployed in far-field type uses, search modes switch to those modes based upon sensors which measure physical attributes and states of the device, and subsystems to determine probable matter being addressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Ellenby, Thomas W. Ellenby, John Ellenby
  • Publication number: 20140247342
    Abstract: Photographer's tour guidance systems are formed about a computer-based processor made responsive to location, position and orientation, time-of-day, manual user inputs, among others to provide photo exposure suggestions based upon. information stored as photo tour definitions. In espouse to user requests and sometimes in combination with present conditions such as time, location, weather, et cetera, a database request is executed against stored photo tour data to produce a result set of photo exposure suggestions in agreement with a tour definition. These photo exposure suggestions may he used both manually and automatically to assist a photographer user in making photo exposures to form as natural series of related photographs. These systems may be directly coupled with a modern electronic DSLR type camera and may operate via user controls and interfaces thereof. in alternative versions, these system have independent control and user interfaces with outputs coupled to a DSLR control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Peter Ellenby, Thomas Ellenby
  • Publication number: 20140247281
    Abstract: Imaging systems which include an augmented reality feature are provided with automated means to throttle or excite the augmented reality generator. Compound images are presented whereby an optically captured image is over late with a pewter generated image portion to form the complete augmented image for presentation to a user. Upon the particular conditions of the imager, imaged scene and the Imaging environment, these imaging systems include automated responses. Computer-generated images which are overlaid optically captured images are either bolstered all in the detail and content where an increase in information is needed, or they are tempered where a decrease in information is preferred as determined by prescribed conditions and values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Ellenby
  • Publication number: 20140225917
    Abstract: Imaging systems which include an augmented reality feature are provided with automated means to throttle or excite the augmented reality generator. Compound images are presented whereby an optically captured image is over late with a pewter generated image portion to form the complete augmented image for presentation to a user. Upon the particular conditions of the imager, imaged scene and the Imaging environment, these imaging systems include automated responses. Computer-generated images which are overlaid optically captured images are either bolstered all in the detail and content where an increase in information is needed, or they are tempered where a decrease in information is preferred as determined by prescribed conditions and values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Peter Ellenby, Thomas Ellenby
  • Publication number: 20130188061
    Abstract: A photographer's guidance system is formed of a computer-based processor made responsive to location, time of day, manual user inputs, among others to provide photo exposure suggestions based upon information stored as photo set-up descriptors. In response to user requests in combination with present conditions such as time, location weather, etc., a database request is executed against stored photo set-up data to produce a result set of photo set-up descriptors. These descriptors are used both manually and automatically to assist a photographer user in setting up a photo exposure in agreement with the prescribed parameters. These systems may be directly coupled with a DSLR type camera and may operate via user controls and interfaces thereof. In alternative versions, these system have independent control and user interfaces with outputs coupled to a DSLR control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventors: Peter Ellenby, Thomas Ellenby, Joseph Page
  • Publication number: 20120236172
    Abstract: Augmented reality systems recall prescribed stored information relating to scenes being addressed based upon a plurality of alternative search modes. Primarily, sensor based and visual based search modes are switched depending upon the physical states of these AR systems. When deployed in near field use, information recall is primarily based upon image recognition. Conversely, when these systems are deployed in far field uses, the search modes switch to those based upon sensors which measure physical states of the device to determine the probable matter being addressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Peter Ellenby, Thomas W. Ellenby, John Ellenby
  • Patent number: 8228413
    Abstract: A photographer's guidance system is formed of a computer-based processor made responsive to location, time of day, manual user inputs, among others to provide photo exposure suggestions based upon information stored as photo set-up descriptors. In response to user requests in combination with present conditions such as time, location weather, etc., a database request is executed against stored photo set-up data to produce a result set of photo set-up descriptors. These descriptors are used both manually and automatically to assist a photographer user in setting up a photo exposure in agreement with the prescribed parameters. These systems may be directly coupled with a DSLR type camera and may operate via user controls and interfaces thereof. In alternative versions, these system have independent control and user interfaces with outputs coupled to a DSLR control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: GeoVector Corp.
    Inventors: Peter Ellenby, Thomas Ellenby, Joseph Page
  • Publication number: 20110050909
    Abstract: A photographer's guidance system is formed of a computer-based processor made responsive to location, time of day, manual user inputs, among others to provide photo exposure suggestions based upon information stored as photo set-up descriptors. In response to user requests in combination with present conditions such as time, location weather, etc., a database request is executed against stored photo set-up data to produce a result set of photo set-up descriptors. These descriptors are used both manually and automatically to assist a photographer user in setting up a photo exposure in agreement with the prescribed parameters. These systems may be directly coupled with a DSLR type camera and may operate via user controls and interfaces thereof. In alternative versions, these system have independent control and user interfaces with outputs coupled to a DSLR control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Peter Ellenby, Thomas Ellenby, Joseph Page
  • Publication number: 20080068400
    Abstract: An image processing system for delivering real scene information to a data processor. The system includes the data processor, an image-delivery mechanism, an information delivery mechanism, and a graphic processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Inventors: Ellenby John, Thomas Ellenby, Peter Ellenby, Kenyon McGuire
  • Publication number: 20060190812
    Abstract: Computer pointing systems include schemes for producing image map type hyperlinks which are associated and stored integrally with image data from which they are derived. An object being addressed by a pointing system of is implicitly identified by way of its location and position relative to the pointing system. A geometric definition which corresponds to space substantially occupied by the addressed object is rotated appropriately such that it perspective matches that of the imaging station. When an image is captured, the image data (pixel data) is recorded and associated with image map objects which may include network addresses such as a URL. On reply, these images automatically present network hyperlinks to a user whereby the user can click on an image field and cause a browser application to be directed to a network resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventors: Thomas Ellenby, Peter Ellenby, John Ellenby
  • Publication number: 20060161379
    Abstract: Addressing systems are arranged to provide users information relating to objects of interest. Users point a hand-held device of the invention toward an object to address it. The device determines which objects are being addressed by making position and attitude measurements and a search of a database containing preprogrammed information relating to those objects being addressed. Information relating to objects determined to be those presently being addressed is presented at a user interface. Devices include a point reference, a direction reference, a position determining support, attitude determining support, a computer processor and database, and at least one user interface. Methods of systems include the steps of addressing an object, determining position and attitude, searching a database, and presenting information to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Publication date: July 20, 2006
    Inventors: Thomas Ellenby, Peter Ellenby, John Ellenby, Joseph Page
  • Publication number: 20050024501
    Abstract: A system is disclosed that senses physical characteristics of an electronic device. The system controls the electronic device in response to the sensed physical characteristics. The system includes a control subsystem. The control subsystem includes a time trigger and an anticipation/latency reduction subsystem. The anticipation/latency reduction subsystem includes additional subsystems such as a time trigger, a position trigger and an attitude trigger. In an alternate embodiment, the anticipation/latency reduction subsystem also includes an activation interval trigger, a repetitive action trigger and a repetitive distance trigger. The various triggers can be implemented using processors that execute software. The system also includes sensing devices, such as a position sensing device and an attitude sensing device, to sense physical characteristics of the particular electronic device being controlled. The control subsystem receives signals from the sensing devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2004
    Publication date: February 3, 2005
    Inventors: John Ellenby, Peter Ellenby, Thomas Ellenby
  • Publication number: 20040095345
    Abstract: Vision systems for use in modeling environments or scenes are presented. Users view scenes via electronic cameras and are simultaneously presented with CAD type functionality for creating graphical representations of addressed scenes. These systems, having knowledge of position with respect to objects being addressed and with respect to positions measured at prior times, continuously update model perspective and size to reflect a present view of scenes in real time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2003
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventors: John Ellenby, Thomas Ellenby, Peter Ellenby
  • Patent number: 6690370
    Abstract: Vision systems for use in modeling an environment or scene are presented. A user views a scene through an electronic camera and is presented with CAD type functionality for creating graphical representation of the addressed scene. The apparatus having knowledge of where it is with respect to objects being addressed and with respect to where it has been previously, the model perspective and size can be continuously updated to reflect the presend view of the scene in real time as the camera addresses from any point in space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: GeoVector Corp.
    Inventors: John Ellenby, Thomas Ellenby, Peter Ellenby