Patents by Inventor Rony Abovitz

Rony Abovitz 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: 20240053612
    Abstract: A display system can include a head-mounted display configured to project light to an eye of a user to display augmented reality image content to the user. The display system can include one or more user sensors configured to sense the user and can include one or more environmental sensors configured to sense surroundings of the user. The display system can also include processing electronics in communication with the display, the one or more user sensors, and the one or more environmental sensors. The processing electronics can be configured to sense a situation involving user focus, determine user intent for the situation, and alter user perception of a real or virtual object within the vision field of the user based at least in part on the user intent and/or sensed situation involving user focus. The processing electronics can be configured to at least one of enhance or de-emphasize the user perception of the real or virtual object within the vision field of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2023
    Publication date: February 15, 2024
    Inventors: Nastasja U. ROBAINA, Nicole Elizabeth SAMEC, Christopher M. HARRISES, Rony ABOVITZ, Mark BAERENRODT, Brian Lloyd SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20240004458
    Abstract: Various methods and apparatus are described herein for enabling one or more users to interface with virtual or augmented reality environments. An example system includes a computing network having computer servers interconnected through high bandwidth interfaces to gateways for processing data and/or for enabling communication of data between the servers and one or more local user interface devices. The servers include memory, processing circuitry, and software for designing and/or controlling virtual worlds, as well as for storing and processing user data and data provided by other components of the system. One or more virtual worlds may be presented to a user through a user device for the user to experience and interact. A large number of users may each use a device to simultaneously interface with one or more digital worlds by using the device to observe and interact with each other and with objects produced within the digital worlds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Rony Abovitz
  • Publication number: 20230397959
    Abstract: A surgical system includes a sensor configured to detect a usage of a surgical object. The surgical system also includes a controller configured to assign a pre-defined order of planned steps of a surgical workflow, automatically distinguish between executed steps of the surgical workflow based on the usage of the object, based on distinguishing the executed steps of the surgical workflow, record a comparison of an actual order of executed steps of the surgical workflow with the pre-defined order of the planned steps, and generate feedback based on the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2023
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Applicant: MAKO Surgical Corp.
    Inventors: Rony Abovitz, Hyosig Kang
  • Publication number: 20230367387
    Abstract: A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (DOE) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the DOE may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus. Waveguide apparati may be assembled to create multiple focal planes. The DOE may have a low diffraction efficiency, and planar waveguides may be transparent when viewed normally, allowing passage of light from an ambient environment (e.g., real world) useful in AR systems. Light may be returned for temporally sequentially passes through the planar waveguide. The DOE(s) may be fixed or may have dynamically adjustable characteristics. An optical coupler system may couple images to the waveguide apparatus from a projector, for instance a biaxially scanning cantilevered optical fiber tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Applicant: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Rony Abovitz, Brian T. Schowengerdt, Mathew D. Watson
  • Publication number: 20230359045
    Abstract: Configurations are disclosed for a health system to be used in various healthcare applications, e.g., for patient diagnostics, monitoring, and/or therapy. The health system may comprise a light generation module to transmit light or an image to a user, one or more sensors to detect a physiological parameter of the user’s body, including their eyes, and processing circuitry to analyze an input received in response to the presented images to determine one or more health conditions or defects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2023
    Publication date: November 9, 2023
    Inventors: Nicole Elizabeth Samec, John Graham Macnamara, Christopher M. Harrises, Brian T. Schowengerdt, Rony Abovitz, Mark Baerenrodt
  • Patent number: 11808943
    Abstract: A display system can include a head-mounted display configured to project light to an eye of a user to display augmented reality image content to the user. The display system can include one or more user sensors configured to sense the user and can include one or more environmental sensors configured to sense surroundings of the user. The display system can also include processing electronics in communication with the display, the one or more user sensors, and the one or more environmental sensors. The processing electronics can be configured to sense a situation involving user focus, determine user intent for the situation, and alter user perception of a real or virtual object within the vision field of the user based at least in part on the user intent and/or sensed situation involving user focus. The processing electronics can be configured to at least one of enhance or de-emphasize the user perception of the real or virtual object within the vision field of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Nastasja U. Robaina, Nicole Elizabeth Samec, Christopher M. Harrises, Rony Abovitz, Mark Baerenrodt, Brian Lloyd Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20230350504
    Abstract: Systems and methods for interacting with virtual objects in a three-dimensional space using a wearable system are disclosed. The wearable system can be programmed to permit user interaction with interactable objects in a field of regard (FOR) of a user. The FOR includes a portion of the environment around the user that is capable of being perceived by the user via the AR system. The system can determine a group of interactable objects in the FOR of the user and determine a pose of the user. The system can update, based on a change in the pose or a field of view (FOV) of the user, a subgroup of the interactable objects that are located in the FOV of the user and receive a selection of a target interactable object from the subgroup of interactable objects. The system can initiate a selection event on the target interactable object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventors: James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles, Frank Hamilton, Marshal A. Fontaine, Rony Abovitz, Alysha Naples
  • Patent number: 11779409
    Abstract: A surgical system includes a sensor positionable in an operating room and configured to detect a position of an object in the operating room. The surgical system also includes a controller configured to assign a desired time milestone for each step of a surgical workflow, automatically distinguish the steps of the surgical workflow based on a change in the position of the object, based on distinguishing the steps of the surgical workflow, record a comparison of an actual timing of each step of the surgical workflow with the desired time milestone for each step of the surgical workflow, and generate feedback relating to usage of the operating room based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: MAKO Surgical Corp.
    Inventors: Rony Abovitz, Hyosig Kang
  • Patent number: 11747627
    Abstract: Configurations are disclosed for a health system to be used in various healthcare applications, e.g., for patient diagnostics, monitoring, and/or therapy. The health system may comprise a light generation module to transmit light or an image to a user, one or more sensors to detect a physiological parameter of the user's body, including their eyes, and processing circuitry to analyze an input received in response to the presented images to determine one or more health conditions or defects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicole Elizabeth Samee, John Graham Macnamara, Christopher M. Harrises, Brian T. Schowengerdt, Rony Abovitz, Mark Baerenrodt
  • Patent number: 11733786
    Abstract: Systems and methods for interacting with virtual objects in a three-dimensional space using a wearable system are disclosed. The wearable system can be programmed to permit user interaction with interactable objects in a field of regard (FOR) of a user. The FOR includes a portion of the environment around the user that is capable of being perceived by the user via the AR system. The system can determine a group of interactable objects in the FOR of the user and determine a pose of the user. The system can update, based on a change in the pose or a field of view (FOV) of the user, a subgroup of the interactable objects that are located in the FOV of the user and receive a selection of a target interactable object from the subgroup of interactable objects. The system can initiate a selection event on the target interactable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles, Frank Hamilton, Marshal A. Fontaine, Rony Abovitz, Alysha Naples
  • Publication number: 20230252744
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a system for enabling two or more users to interact within a virtual world comprising virtual world data, comprising a computer network comprising one or more computing devices, the one or more computing devices comprising memory, processing circuitry, and software stored at least in part in the memory and executable by the processing circuitry to process at least a portion of the virtual world data; wherein at least a first portion of the virtual world data originates from a first user virtual world local to a first user, and wherein the computer network is operable to transmit the first portion to a user device for presentation to a second user, such that the second user may experience the first portion from the location of the second user, such that aspects of the first user virtual world are effectively passed to the second user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2023
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Applicant: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel A. Miller, Rony Abovitz
  • Patent number: 11669152
    Abstract: Various methods and apparatus are described herein for enabling one or more users to interface with virtual or augmented reality environments. An example system includes a computing network having computer servers interconnected through high bandwidth interfaces to gateways for processing data and/or for enabling communication of data between the servers and one or more local user interface devices. The servers include memory, processing circuitry, and software for designing and/or controlling virtual worlds, as well as for storing and processing user data and data provided by other components of the system. One or more virtual worlds may be presented to a user through a user device for the user to experience and interact. A large number of users may each use a device to simultaneously interface with one or more digital worlds by using the device to observe and interact with each other and with objects produced within the digital worlds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventor: Rony Abovitz
  • Patent number: 11663789
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a system for enabling two or more users to interact within a virtual world comprising virtual world data, comprising a computer network comprising one or more computing devices, the one or more computing devices comprising memory, processing circuitry, and software stored at least in part in the memory and executable by the processing circuitry to process at least a portion of the virtual world data; wherein at least a first portion of the virtual world data originates from a first user virtual world local to a first user, and wherein the computer network is operable to transmit the first portion to a user device for presentation to a second user, such that the second user may experience the first portion from the location of the second user, such that aspects of the first user virtual world are effectively passed to the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel A. Miller, Rony Abovitz
  • Patent number: 11656677
    Abstract: A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (DOE) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the DOE may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus. Waveguide apparati may be assembled to create multiple focal planes. The DOE may have a low diffraction efficiency, and planar waveguides may be transparent when viewed normally, allowing passage of light from an ambient environment (e.g., real world) useful in AR systems. Light may be returned for temporally sequentially passes through the planar waveguide. The DOE(s) may be fixed or may have dynamically adjustable characteristics. An optical coupler system may couple images to the waveguide apparatus from a projector, for instance a biaxially scanning cantilevered optical fiber tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Rony Abovitz, Brian T. Schowengerdt, Mathew D. Watson
  • Publication number: 20230079929
    Abstract: Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image capturing device to capture one or more images, the one or more images corresponding to a field of the view of a user of a head-mounted augmented reality device, and a processor communicatively coupled to the image capturing device to extract a set of map points from the set of images, to identify a set of sparse points and a set of dense points from the extracted set of map points, and to perform a normalization on the set of map points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2022
    Publication date: March 16, 2023
    Applicant: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Gary R. Bradski, Samuel A. Miller, Rony Abovitz
  • Publication number: 20230057175
    Abstract: Systems and methods for interacting with virtual objects in a three-dimensional space using a wearable system are disclosed. The wearable system can be programmed to permit user interaction with interactable objects in a field of regard (FOR) of a user. The FOR includes a portion of the environment around the user that is capable of being perceived by the user via the AR system. The system can determine a group of interactable objects in the FOR of the user and determine a pose of the user. The system can update, based on a change in the pose or a field of view (FOV) of the user, a subgroup of the interactable objects that are located in the FOV of the user and receive a selection of a target interactable object from the subgroup of interactable objects. The system can initiate a selection event on the target interactable object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2022
    Publication date: February 23, 2023
    Inventors: James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles, Frank Hamilton, Marshal A. Fontaine, Rony Abovitz, Alysha Naples
  • Publication number: 20230032100
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for presenting virtual objects on a limited number of depth planes using, e.g., an augmented reality display system. A farthest one of the depth planes is within a mismatch tolerance of optical infinity. The display system may switch the depth plane on which content is actively displayed, so that the content is displayed on the depth plane on which a user is fixating. The impact of errors in fixation tracking is addressed using partially overlapping depth planes. A fixation depth at which a user is fixating is determined and the display system determines whether to adjust selection of a selected depth plane at which a virtual object is presented. The determination may be based on whether the fixation depth falls within a depth overlap region of adjacent depth planes. The display system may switch the active depth plane depending upon whether the fixation depth falls outside the overlap region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventors: William Hudson Welch, Paul M. Greco, Rony Abovitz, Yonatan Munk, Samuel A. Miller
  • Publication number: 20230004008
    Abstract: Configurations are disclosed for a health system to be used in various healthcare applications, e.g., for patient diagnostics, monitoring, and/or therapy. The health system may comprise a light generation module to transmit light or an image to a user, one or more sensors to detect a physiological parameter of the user's body, including their eyes, and processing circuitry to analyze an input received in response to the presented images to determine one or more health conditions or defects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Inventors: Nicole Elizabeth Samec, John Graham Macnamara, Christopher M. Harrises, Brian T. Schowengerdt, Rony Abovitz, Mark Baerenrodt
  • Patent number: 11507204
    Abstract: Systems and methods for interacting with virtual objects in a three-dimensional space using a wearable system are disclosed. The wearable system can be programmed to permit user interaction with interactable objects in a field of regard (FOR) of a user. The FOR includes a portion of the environment around the user that is capable of being perceived by the user via the AR system. The system can determine a group of interactable objects in the FOR of the user and determine a pose of the user. The system can update, based on a change in the pose or a field of view (FOV) of the user, a subgroup of the interactable objects that are located in the FOV of the user and receive a selection of a target interactable object from the subgroup of interactable objects. The system can initiate a selection event on the target interactable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles, Frank Hamilton, Marshal A. Fontaine, Rony Abovitz, Alysha Naples
  • Patent number: 11507193
    Abstract: Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image capturing device to capture one or more images, the one or more images corresponding to a field of the view of a user of a head-mounted augmented reality device, and a processor communicatively coupled to the image capturing device to extract a set of map points from the set of images, to identify a set of sparse points and a set of dense points from the extracted set of map points, and to perform a normalization on the set of map points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary R. Bradski, Samuel A. Miller, Rony Abovitz