Patents by Inventor Peter Tobias Kinnebrew

Peter Tobias Kinnebrew 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: 10175483
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for displaying virtual objects in a mixed reality environment in a way that is optimal and most comfortable for a user to interact with the virtual objects. When a user is not focused on the virtual object, which may be a heads-up display, or HUD, the HUD may remain body locked to the user. As such, the user may explore and interact with a mixed reality environment presented by the head mounted display device without interference from the HUD. When a user wishes to view and/or interact with the HUD, the user may look at the HUD. At this point, the HUD may change from a body locked virtual object to a world locked virtual object. The user is then able to view and interact with the HUD from different positions and perspectives of the HUD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tom G. Salter, Ben J. Sugden, Daniel Deptford, Robert L. Crocco, Jr., Brian E. Keane, Laura K. Massey, Alex Aben-Athar Kipman, Peter Tobias Kinnebrew, Nicholas Ferianc Kamuda
  • Patent number: 10139623
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the creation of a perspective-locked virtual object having in world space. The virtual object may be consumed) by another user with a consumption device at a location, position, and orientation which is the same as, or proximate to, the location, position, and orientation where the virtual object is created. Objects may have one, few or many allowable consumption locations, positions, and orientations defined by its creator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Brian E. Keane, Ben J. Sugden, Robert L. Crocco, Jr., Daniel Deptford, Tom G. Salter, Laura K. Massey, Alex Aben-Athar Kipman, Peter Tobias Kinnebrew, Nicholas Ferianc Kamuda
  • Publication number: 20180262791
    Abstract: A system finds and aggregates the most relevant and current information about the people and things that a user cares about. The information gathering is based on current context (e.g., where the user is, what the user is doing, what the user is saying/typing, etc.). The result of the context based information gathering is presented ubiquitously on user interfaces of any of the various physical devices operated by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Cesare John SARETTO, Peter Tobias KINNEBREW, Nicholas Ferianc KAMUDA, Henry Hooper SOMUAH, Matthew John McCLOSKEY, Douglas C. HEBENTHAL, Kathleen P. MULCAHY
  • Patent number: 9977492
    Abstract: Embodiments that relate to presenting a mixed reality environment via a mixed reality display device are disclosed. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a method for presenting a mixed reality environment via a head-mounted display device. The method includes using head pose data to generally identify one or more gross selectable targets within a sub-region of a spatial region occupied by the mixed reality environment. The method further includes specifically identifying a fine selectable target from among the gross selectable targets based on eye-tracking data. Gesture data is then used to identify a gesture, and an operation associated with the identified gesture is performed on the fine selectable target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Tobias Kinnebrew, Alex Kipman
  • Patent number: 9979994
    Abstract: A system automatically and continuously finds and aggregates the most relevant and current information about the people and things that a user cares about. The information gathering is based on current context (e.g., where the user is, what the user is doing, what the user is saying/typing, etc.). The result of the context based information gathering is presented ubiquitously on user interfaces of any of the various physical devices operated by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Cesare John Saretto, Peter Tobias Kinnebrew, Nicholas Ferianc Kamuda, Henry Hooper Somuah, Matthew John McCloskey, Douglas C. Hebenthal, Kathleen P. Mulcahy
  • Patent number: 9812046
    Abstract: A mixed reality accommodation system and related methods are provided. In one example, a head-mounted display device includes a plurality of sensors and a display system for presenting holographic objects. A mixed reality safety program is configured to receive a holographic object and associated content provider ID from a source. The program assigns a trust level to the object based on the content provider ID. If the trust level is less than a threshold, the object is displayed according to a first set of safety rules that provide a protective level of display restrictions. If the trust level is greater than or equal to the threshold, the object is displayed according to a second set of safety rules that provide a permissive level of display restrictions that are less than the protective level of display restrictions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Latta, Peter Tobias Kinnebrew
  • Patent number: 9767720
    Abstract: A see-through, near-eye, mixed reality display apparatus providing a mixed reality environment wherein one or more virtual objects and one or more real objects exist within the view of the device. Each of the real and virtual have a commonly defined set of attributes understood by the mixed reality system allowing the system to manage relationships and interaction between virtual objects and other virtual objects, and virtual and real objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Tobias Kinnebrew, Nicholas Ferianc Kamuda
  • Patent number: 9761057
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed that relate to operating a user interface on an augmented reality computing device comprising a see-through display system. For example, one disclosed embodiment includes identifying one or more objects located outside a field of view of a user, and for each object of the one or more objects, providing to the user an indication of positional information associated with the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas George Salter, Ben Sugden, Daniel Deptford, Robert Crocco, Jr., Brian Keane, Laura Massey, Alex Kipman, Peter Tobias Kinnebrew, Nicholas Kamuda, Zachary Quarles, Michael Scavezze, Ryan Hastings, Cameron Brown, Tony Ambrus, Jason Scott, John Bevis, Jamie B. Kirschenbaum, Nicholas Gervase Fajt, Michael Klucher, Relja Markovic, Stephen Latta, Daniel McCulloch
  • Publication number: 20170244996
    Abstract: A system automatically and continuously finds and aggregates the most relevant and current information about the people and things that a user cares about. The information gathering is based on current context (e.g., where the user is, what the user is doing, what the user is saying/typing, etc.). The result of the context based information gathering is presented ubiquitously on user interfaces of any of the various physical devices operated by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Cesare John Saretto, Peter Tobias Kinnebrew, Nicholas Ferianc Kamuda, Henry Hooper Somuah, Matthew John McCloskey, Douglas C. Hebenthal, Kathleen P. Mulcahy
  • Patent number: 9734636
    Abstract: Embodiments that relate to presenting a plurality of visual information density levels for a plurality of geo-located data items in a mixed reality environment are disclosed. For example, in one disclosed embodiment a graduated information delivery program receives information for a first geo-located data item and provides a first visual information density level for the item to a head-mounted display device. When a spatial information density of geo-located data item information is below a threshold, the program provides a second visual information density level greater than the first level for a second geo-located data item displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas George Salter, Ben Sugden, Daniel Deptford, Robert Crocco, Jr., Brian Keane, Laura Massey, Alex Kipman, Peter Tobias Kinnebrew, Nicholas Kamuda
  • Patent number: 9696547
    Abstract: A see-through, near-eye, mixed reality display apparatus providing a mixed reality environment wherein one or more virtual objects and one or more real objects exist within the view of the device. Each of the real and virtual have a commonly defined set of attributes understood by the mixed reality system allowing the system to manage relationships and interaction between virtual objects and other virtual objects, and virtual and real objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Tobias Kinnebrew, Nicholas Ferianc Kamuda
  • Publication number: 20170178412
    Abstract: Embodiments that relate to presenting a plurality of visual information density levels for a plurality of geo-located data items in a mixed reality environment are disclosed. For example, in one disclosed embodiment a graduated information delivery program receives information for a first geo-located data item and provides a first visual information density level for the item to a head-mounted display device. When a spatial information density of geo-located data item information is below a threshold, the program provides a second visual information density level greater than the first level for a second geo-located data item displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas George Salter, Ben Sugden, Daniel Deptford, Robert Crocco, JR., Brian Keane, Laura Massey, Alex Kipman, Peter Tobias Kinnebrew, Nicholas Kamuda
  • Patent number: 9679068
    Abstract: A system automatically and continuously finds and aggregates the most relevant and current information about the people and things that a user cares about. The information gathering is based on current context (e.g., where the user is, what the user is doing, what the user is saying/typing, etc.). The result of the context based information gathering is presented ubiquitously on user interfaces of any of the various physical devices operated by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Cesare John Saretto, Peter Tobias Kinnebrew, Nicholas Ferianc Kamuda, Henry Hooper Somuah, Matthew John McCloskey, Douglas C. Hebenthal, Kathleen P. Mulcahy
  • Patent number: 9645394
    Abstract: A display apparatus and method for creating and displaying configured virtual environments based on real world source environments. A mixed reality environment includes real and virtual objects, and a set of one or more virtual objects may be associated with a source environment and stored as a configured environment for later rendering by the display apparatus. Configured environments may be associated with users, environments or locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Tobias Kinnebrew, Nicholas Ferianc Kamuda
  • Patent number: 9619939
    Abstract: Embodiments that relate to presenting a plurality of visual information density levels for a plurality of geo-located data items in a mixed reality environment are disclosed. For example, in one disclosed embodiment a graduated information delivery program receives information for a selected geo-located data item and provides a minimum visual information density level for the item to a head-mounted display device. The program receives via the head-mounted display device a user input corresponding to the selected geo-located data item. Based on the input, the program provides an increasing visual information density level for the selected item to the head-mounted display device for display within the mixed reality environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas George Salter, Ben Sugden, Daniel Deptford, Robert Crocco, Jr., Brian Keane, Laura Massey, Alex Kipman, Peter Tobias Kinnebrew, Nicholas Kamuda
  • Publication number: 20170069143
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed that relate to operating a user interface on an augmented reality computing device comprising a see-through display system. For example, one disclosed embodiment includes identifying one or more objects located outside a field of view of a user, and for each object of the one or more objects, providing to the user an indication of positional information associated with the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas George Salter, Ben Sugden, Daniel Deptford, Robert Crocco, JR., Brian Keane, Laura Massey, Alex Kipman, Peter Tobias Kinnebrew, Nicholas Kamuda, Zachary Quarles, Michael Scavezze, Ryan Hastings, Cameron Brown, Tony Ambrus, Jason Scott, John Bevis, Jamie B. Kirschenbaum, Nicholas Gervase Fajt, Michael Klucher, Relja Markovic, Stephen Latta, Daniel McCulloch
  • Patent number: 9573064
    Abstract: A system and method combining real-world actions and virtual actions in a gaming environment. In one aspect, a massively multiplayer environment combines the real world actions and virtual actions of a participant to influence both character metrics and game play within one or more games provided by the service. In the real world or location-based events, game play occurs in and around links explicitly created between real world locations and virtual representations of those locations within the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Tobias Kinnebrew, Nicholas Ferianc Kamuda, Aron B. Kantor
  • Patent number: 9501873
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed that relate to operating a user interface on an augmented reality computing device comprising a see-through display system. For example, one disclosed embodiment includes identifying one or more objects located outside a field of view of a user, and for each object of the one or more objects, providing to the user an indication of positional information associated with the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas George Salter, Ben Sugden, Daniel Deptford, Robert Crocco, Jr., Brian Keane, Laura Massey, Alex Kipman, Peter Tobias Kinnebrew, Nicholas Kamuda, Zachary Quarles, Michael Scavezze, Ryan Hastings, Cameron Brown, Tony Ambrus, Jason Scott, John Bevis, Jamie B. Kirschenbaum, Nicholas Gervase Fajt, Michael Klucher, Relja Markovic, Stephen Latta, Daniel McCulloch
  • Patent number: 9429912
    Abstract: Systems and related methods for presenting a holographic object that self-adapts to a mixed reality environment are provided. In one example, a holographic object presentation program captures physical environment data from a destination physical environment and creates a model of the environment including physical objects having associated properties. The program identifies a holographic object for display on a display of a display device, the holographic object including one or more rules linking a detected environmental condition and/or properties of the physical objects with a display mode of the holographic object. The program applies the one or more rules to select the display mode for the holographic object based on the detected environmental condition and/or the properties of the physical objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Rod G. Fleck, Nicholas Kamuda, Stephen Latta, Peter Tobias Kinnebrew
  • Patent number: 9412201
    Abstract: Embodiments that relate to selectively filtering geo-located data items in a mixed reality environment are disclosed. For example, in one disclosed embodiment a mixed reality filtering program receives a plurality of geo-located data items and selectively filters the data items based on one or more modes. The modes comprise one or more of a social mode, a popular mode, a recent mode, a work mode, a play mode, and a user interest mode. Such filtering yields a filtered collection of the geo-located data items. The filtered collection of data items is then provided to a mixed reality display program for display by a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Tobias Kinnebrew, Nicholas Kamuda