Patents by Inventor Ryan Hastings

Ryan Hastings 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: 10229544
    Abstract: Embodiments related to efficiently constructing an augmented reality environment with global illumination effects are disclosed. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a method of displaying an augmented reality image via a display device. The method includes receiving image data, the image data capturing an image of a local environment of the display device, and identifying a physical feature of the local environment via the image data. The method further includes constructing an augmented reality image of a virtual structure for display over the physical feature in spatial registration with the physical feature from a viewpoint of a user, the augmented reality image comprising a plurality of modular virtual structure segments arranged in adjacent locations to form the virtual structure feature, each modular virtual structure segment comprising a pre-computed global illumination effect, and outputting the augmented reality image to the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Steed, Aaron Krauss, Mike Scavezze, Wei Zhang, Arthur Tomlin, Tony Ambrus, Brian Mount, Stephen Latta, Ryan Hastings
  • Patent number: 10088678
    Abstract: In a method to illustrate a weather condition via a near-eye display system, a representation of a geographic region is displayed via the near-eye display system. For each of a series of elevations above the geographic region, a weather-data slice is received, which defines a weather-parameter value for each of a plurality of 2D coordinates at that elevation. A volume-filling weather model is constructed based on the weather-parameter values received for each elevation and 2D coordinate. A digital filter and a coordinate transform are then applied to the volume-filling weather model to obtain a weather-display model, the weather-display model including a display-parameter value for each of a plurality of 3D coordinates. Then, the weather-display model is displayed via the near-eye display system, co-registered to the representation of the geographic region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John Copic, Gregory Bishop Bahm, Jonathan Gustav Paulovich, Jedd Alexander Chevrier, Michael Casey Lanigan, Ryan Hastings
  • Patent number: 10083540
    Abstract: A head-mounted display system includes a see-through display that is configured to visually augment an appearance of a physical environment to a user viewing the physical environment through the see-through display. Graphical content presented via the see-through display is created by modeling the ambient lighting conditions of the physical environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Ben Sugden, Darren Bennett, Brian Mount, Sebastian Sylvan, Arthur Tomlin, Ryan Hastings, Daniel McCulloch, Kevin Geisner, Robert Crocco, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10079885
    Abstract: A system for distributing data to a user's device leveraging locally shared cache and multiple communication pathways. A content server of the system may pre-cache content in the shared cache in anticipation that a user will want to access the content. Among other things, pre-caching enables a user to access content on-demand that would require a faster connection to the Internet than the user may have. The system can leverage different communications pathways to the various devices utilizing the shared cache, providing timely delivery of content even if each device's individual connection to the internet is too slow to support timely delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Liang Chaboud, Richard Kevin Cacioppo, Jr., Ryan Hastings Cassidy
  • Publication number: 20180075663
    Abstract: Embodiments related to efficiently constructing an augmented reality environment with global illumination effects are disclosed. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a method of displaying an augmented reality image via a display device. The method includes receiving image data, the image data capturing an image of a local environment of the display device, and identifying a physical feature of the local environment via the image data. The method further includes constructing an augmented reality image of a virtual structure for display over the physical feature in spatial registration with the physical feature from a viewpoint of a user, the augmented reality image comprising a plurality of modular virtual structure segments arranged in adjacent locations to form the virtual structure feature, each modular virtual structure segment comprising a pre-computed global illumination effect, and outputting the augmented reality image to the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Steed, Aaron Krauss, Mike Scavezze, Wei Zhang, Arthur Tomlin, Tony Ambrus, Brian Mount, Stephen Latta, Ryan Hastings
  • Patent number: 9892562
    Abstract: Embodiments related to efficiently constructing an augmented reality environment with global illumination effects are disclosed. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a method of displaying an augmented reality image via a display device. The method includes receiving image data, the image data capturing an image of a local environment of the display device, and identifying a physical feature of the local environment via the image data. The method further includes constructing an augmented reality image of a virtual structure for display over the physical feature in spatial registration with the physical feature from a viewpoint of a user, the augmented reality image comprising a plurality of modular virtual structure segments arranged in adjacent locations to form the virtual structure feature, each modular virtual structure segment comprising a pre-computed global illumination effect, and outputting the augmented reality image to the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Steed, Aaron Krauss, Mike Scavezze, Wei Zhang, Arthur Tomlin, Tony Ambrus, Brian Mount, Stephen Latta, Ryan Hastings
  • Publication number: 20180012412
    Abstract: Embodiments that relate to interacting with a physical object in a mixed reality environment via a head-mounted display are disclosed. In one embodiment a mixed reality interaction program identifies an object based on an image from captured by the display. An interaction context for the object is determined based on an aspect of the mixed reality environment. A profile for the physical object is queried to determine interaction modes for the object. A selected interaction mode is programmatically selected based on the interaction context. A user input directed at the object is received via the display and interpreted to correspond to a virtual action based on the selected interaction mode. The virtual action is executed with respect to a virtual object associated with the physical object to modify an appearance of the virtual object. The modified virtual object is then displayed via the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Scavezze, Jonathan Steed, Stephen Latta, Kevin Geisner, Daniel McCulloch, Brian Mount, Ryan Hastings, Phillip Charles Heckinger
  • Patent number: 9851787
    Abstract: A system and related methods for a resource management in a head-mounted display device are provided. In one example, the head-mounted display device includes a plurality of sensors and a display system for presenting holographic objects. A resource management program is configured to operate a selected sensor in a default power mode to achieve a selected fidelity. The program receives user-related information from one or more of the sensors, and determines whether target information is detected. Where target information is detected, the program adjusts the selected sensor to operate in a reduced power mode that uses less power than the default power mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Latta, Jedd Anthony Perry, Rod G. Fleck, Jack Clevenger, Frederik Schaffalitzky, Drew Steedly, Daniel McCulloch, Ian McIntyre, Alexandru Balan, Ben Sugden, Ryan Hastings, Brian Mount
  • Patent number: 9836889
    Abstract: Embodiments for interacting with an executable virtual object associated with a real object are disclosed. In one example, a method for interacting with an executable virtual object associated with a real object includes receiving sensor input from one or more sensors attached to the portable see-through display device, and obtaining information regarding a location of the user based on the sensor input. The method also includes, if the location includes a real object comprising an associated executable virtual object, then determining an intent of the user to interact with the executable virtual object, and if the intent to interact is determined, then interacting with the executable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Ben Sugden, John Clavin, Ben Vaught, Stephen Latta, Kathryn Stone Perez, Daniel McCulloch, Jason Scott, Wei Zhang, Darren Bennett, Ryan Hastings, Arthur Tomlin, Kevin Geisner
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9754420
    Abstract: Embodiments that relate to interacting with a physical object in a mixed reality environment via a head-mounted display are disclosed. In one embodiment a mixed reality interaction program identifies an object based on an image from captured by the display. An interaction context for the object is determined based on an aspect of the mixed reality environment. A profile for the physical object is queried to determine interaction modes for the object. A selected interaction mode is programmatically selected based on the interaction context. A user input directed at the object is received via the display and interpreted to correspond to a virtual action based on the selected interaction mode. The virtual action is executed with respect to a virtual object associated with the physical object to modify an appearance of the virtual object. The modified virtual object is then displayed via the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Scavezze, Jonathan Steed, Stephen Latta, Kevin Geisner, Daniel McCulloch, Brian Mount, Ryan Hastings, Phillip Charles Heckinger
  • Patent number: 9734633
    Abstract: A system and related methods for visually augmenting an appearance of a physical environment as seen by a user through a head-mounted display device are provided. In one embodiment, a virtual environment generating program receives eye-tracking information, lighting information, and depth information from the head-mounted display. The program generates a virtual environment that models the physical environment and is based on the lighting information and the distance of a real-world object from the head-mounted display. The program visually augments a virtual object representation in the virtual environment based on the eye-tracking information, and renders the virtual object representation on a transparent display of the head-mounted display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Darren Bennett, Brian Mount, Stephen Latta, Alex Kipman, Ryan Hastings, Arthur Tomlin, Sebastian Sylvan, Daniel McCulloch, Jonathan Steed, Jason Scott, Mathew Lamb
  • Publication number: 20170178410
    Abstract: Embodiments for interacting with an executable virtual object associated with a real object are disclosed. In one example, a method for interacting with an executable virtual object associated with a real object includes receiving sensor input from one or more sensors attached to the portable see-through display device, and obtaining information regarding a location of the user based on the sensor input. The method also includes, if the location includes a real object comprising an associated executable virtual object, then determining an intent of the user to interact with the executable virtual object, and if the intent to interact is determined, then interacting with the executable object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ben Sugden, John Clavin, Ben Vaught, Stephen Latta, Kathryn Stone Perez, Daniel McCulloch, Jason Scott, Wei Zhang, Darren Bennett, Ryan Hastings, Arthur Tomlin, Kevin Geisner
  • Publication number: 20170161939
    Abstract: A head-mounted display system includes a see-through display that is configured to visually augment an appearance of a physical environment to a user viewing the physical environment through the see-through display. Graphical content presented via the see-through display is created by modeling the ambient lighting conditions of the physical environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ben Sugden, Darren Bennett, Brian Mount, Sebastian Sylvan, Arthur Tomlin, Ryan Hastings, Daniel McCulloch, Kevin Geisner, Robert Crocco, JR.
  • Patent number: 9652892
    Abstract: Various embodiments relating to creating a virtual shadow of an object in an image displayed with a see-through display are provided. In one embodiment, an image of a virtual object may be displayed with the see-through display. The virtual object may appear in front of a real-world background when viewed through the see-through display. A relative brightness of the real-world background around a virtual shadow of the virtual object may be increased when viewed through the see-through display. The virtual shadow may appear to result from a spotlight that is fixed relative to a vantage point of the see-through display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Arthur Tomlin, Tony Ambrus, Ron Amador-Leon, Nicholas Gervase Fajt, Ryan Hastings, Matthew G. Kaplan, Michael Scavezze, Daniel McCulloch
  • Patent number: 9594537
    Abstract: Embodiments for interacting with an executable virtual object associated with a real object are disclosed. In one example, a method for interacting with an executable virtual object associated with a real object includes receiving sensor input from one or more sensors attached to the portable see-through display device, and obtaining information regarding a location of the user based on the sensor input. The method also includes, if the location includes a real object comprising an associated executable virtual object, then determining an intent of the user to interact with the executable virtual object, and if the intent to interact is determined, then interacting with the executable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Ben Sugden, John Clavin, Ben Vaught, Stephen Latta, Kathryn Stone Perez, Daniel McCulloch, Jason Scott, Wei Zhang, Darren Bennett, Ryan Hastings, Arthur Tomlin, Kevin Geisner
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20170039773
    Abstract: Embodiments related to efficiently constructing an augmented reality environment with global illumination effects are disclosed. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a method of displaying an augmented reality image via a display device. The method includes receiving image data, the image data capturing an image of a local environment of the display device, and identifying a physical feature of the local environment via the image data. The method further includes constructing an augmented reality image of a virtual structure for display over the physical feature in spatial registration with the physical feature from a viewpoint of a user, the augmented reality image comprising a plurality of modular virtual structure segments arranged in adjacent locations to form the virtual structure feature, each modular virtual structure segment comprising a pre-computed global illumination effect, and outputting the augmented reality image to the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Steed, Aaron Krauss, Mike Scavezze, Wei Zhang, Arthur Tomlin, Tony Ambrus, Brian Mount, Stephen Latta, Ryan Hastings
  • Patent number: 9551871
    Abstract: A head-mounted display system includes a see-through display that is configured to visually augment an appearance of a physical environment to a user viewing the physical environment through the see-through display. Graphical content presented via the see-through display is created by modeling the ambient lighting conditions of the physical environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Ben Sugden, Darren Bennett, Brian Mount, Sebastian Sylvan, Arthur Tomlin, Ryan Hastings, Daniel McCulloch, Kevin Geisner, Robert Crocco
  • Patent number: 9547420
    Abstract: A user wanting to enter text via a computing device can start entering characters for that text. A text suggestion algorithm can be used to attempt to predict the text the user is typing, and provide options for completing the text entry. Information such as the type of suggestion and common roots for those suggestions can be used to group at least some of the suggestions. An interface element with a spatial layout can be provided to display at least a portion of the suggestions, where the suggestions are arranged according to their relative confidence values and the determined groupings. The font values for each of the displayed suggestions can also be set using the confidence values, such that more likely terms can be displayed with a larger and/or more prominent font in order to allow the user to more easily locate the correct suggestion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Hastings Cassidy, Robert King Myers