Patents by Inventor Phong David Ngo

Phong David Ngo 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: 8976112
    Abstract: Systems and methods for transmitting haptic messages are disclosed. For example, one disclosed method includes the steps of: receiving at least one sensor signal from at least one sensor of a mobile device, the at least one sensor signal associated with a movement of the mobile device, determining a message to be displayed in a user interface based at least in part on the at least one sensor signal, and causing the message to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: David Birnbaum, Chris Ullrich, Peter Rubin, Phong David Ngo, Leo Kopelow
  • Publication number: 20140189506
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for interpreting physical interactions with a graphical user interface are disclosed. For example, one system for interpreting physical interactions with a graphical user interface is a device having a housing configured to be grasped by a user, a display disposed in the housing, the display configured to display a graphical user interface, and a sensor disposed in the housing, the sensor configured to detect a movement of the housing in a degree of freedom. The device also includes a processor disposed in the housing and in communication with the display and the sensor, the processor configured to receive a sensor signal from the sensor, the sensor signal comprising a parameter associated with the movement, to determine a command associated with the graphical user interface based on the parameter, to determine a function to be executed based on the command, and to execute the function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: David M. Birnbaum, Christopher J. Ullrich, Peter Rubin, Phong David Ngo, Leo Kopelow
  • Publication number: 20140104162
    Abstract: Systems and methods for transmitting haptic messages are disclosed. For example, one disclosed method includes the steps of: receiving at least one sensor signal from at least one sensor of a mobile device, the at least one sensor signal associated with a movement of the mobile device, determining a message to be displayed in a user interface based at least in part on the at least one sensor signal, and causing the message to be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: David Birnbaum, Chris Ullrich, Peter Rubin, Phong David Ngo, Leo Kopelow
  • Patent number: 8638301
    Abstract: Systems and methods for transmitting haptic messages are disclosed. For example, one disclosed method includes the steps of: receiving at least one sensor signal from at least one sensor of a mobile device, the at least one sensor signal associated with a movement of the mobile device, determining a message to be displayed in a user interface based at least in part on the at least one sensor signal, and causing the message to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: David Birnbaum, Chris Ullrich, Peter Rubin, Phong David Ngo, Leo Kopelow
  • Publication number: 20100214243
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for interpreting physical interactions with a graphical user interface are disclosed. For example, one system for interpreting physical interactions with a graphical user interface is a device having a housing configured to be grasped by a user, a display disposed in the housing, the display configured to display a graphical user interface, and a sensor disposed in the housing, the sensor configured to detect a movement of the housing in a degree of freedom. The device also includes a processor disposed in the housing and in communication with the display and the sensor, the processor configured to receive a sensor signal from the sensor, the sensor signal comprising a parameter associated with the movement, to determine a command associated with the graphical user interface based on the parameter, to determine a function to be executed based on the command, and to execute the function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: David M. Birnbaum, Chris Ullrich, Peter Rubin, Phong David Ngo, Leo Kopelow
  • Patent number: 7689358
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for establishing a substantially delta-V-free three-dimensional atomic satellite cloud cluster. In one embodiment, a satellite cloud cluster system comprises a plurality of satellites maintaining a three-dimensional periodic motion relative to a reference point. The plurality of satellites and the reference point maintain an orbital pattern around a celestial body. The three-dimensional periodic motion is symmetrical about at least two planes that intersect at the reference point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Corporation
    Inventors: Talbot John Jaeger, Phong David Ngo
  • Publication number: 20100045619
    Abstract: Systems and methods for transmitting haptic messages are disclosed. For example, one disclosed method includes the steps of: receiving at least one sensor signal from at least one sensor of a mobile device, the at least one sensor signal associated with a movement of the mobile device, determining a message to be displayed in a user interface based at least in part on the at least one sensor signal, and causing the message to be displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: David Birnbaum, Chris Ullrich, Peter Rubin, Phong David Ngo, Lao kopelow
  • Publication number: 20090221211
    Abstract: The invention described herein provides game systems or devices that typically include a projector for projecting a plurality of images or colors at different positions in space, a source of music, and a controller configured to coordinate the presentation of the images or colors with the music.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventors: Phong David Ngo, Patricia L. Christen, Frederick P. Dillon, IV, Nicole Lee Guthrie, Ellen Louise LaPointe, Lalita Kikuyo Suzuki, Richard L. Tate, II, Mark A. Wallace, Elizabeth Ji-Eun Song, Daniel E. Cawley, Christine B. Brumback, Sven D. Newman, Rajiv Kantilal Patel
  • Publication number: 20090221372
    Abstract: Described herein are games and game systems including a text messaging phone keypad foot mat. The phone keypad foot mat typically includes regions similar to the buttons of an enlarged telephone keypad. A user can step on these input regions (“buttons” or “keys”) to type a text. Thus, a player “types” a text message by stepping or dancing on the keyboard foot mat similar to the way that a text message may be typed by hand on a telephone keypad (e.g., sending a text message from a cell phone). Various games can be played using the devices, systems and methods described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventors: Molly Casey, Patricia L. Christen, Frederick P. Dillon, IV, Nicole Lee Guthrie, Ellen Louise LaPointe, Lalita Kikuyo Suzuki, Richard L. Tate, II, Mark A. Wallace, Elizabeth Ji-Eun Song, Daniel E. Cawley, Christine B. Brumback, Sven D. Newman, Rajiv Kantilal Patel, Phong David Ngo
  • Publication number: 20090221337
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for a physically active game whose underlying purpose is to increase the level of physical activity in adolescents, and to have the game and associated activity be enjoyable and engaging such that physical activity becomes engrained as a habit that counters obesity. The game system includes a set of networked game modules that players touch in a sequence as prescribed by a game logic The correct module to touch next in the sequence is indicated by a notifier, such as a light turning on or an audible signal emitting from the module. Sensors on the modules transmit a signal to a controller which activates transmission of the next module in the sequence to activate a notifier element. Game data may be used to compute a score and be applied to game statistics. Data from the game may be transmitted to a remote server for storage, transformation into comparative data, and displayed on a web page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventors: Sarah N. Tranum, Patricia L. Christen, Christine B. Brumback, Frederick P. Dillon, IV, Nicole Lee Guthrie, Lalita Kikuyo Suzuki, Elizabeth Ji-Eun Song, Richard L. Tate, II, Sven D. Newman, Rajiv Kantilal Patel, Phong David Ngo
  • Publication number: 20090221338
    Abstract: Described herein is a game and game system including one or more user motion tracking devices. In some embodiments, a heart rate sensor is also used to monitor the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventors: Benjamin Stewart, Patricia L. Christen, Frederick P. Dillon, IV, Nicole Lee Guthrie, Ellen Louise LaPointe, Lalita Kikuyo Suzuki, Richard L. Tate, II, Mark A. Wallace, Elizabeth Ji-Eun Song, Daniel E. Cawley, Christine B. Brumback, Sven D. Newman, Rajiv Kantilal Patel, Phong David Ngo