Patents by Inventor Samuel A. Miller

Samuel A. Miller 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: 20240070669
    Abstract: Aspects discussed herein may relate to techniques for authenticating a user using transaction-based authentication questions. The transaction-based authentication questions may be provided to the user. The user may provide audible responses to the transaction-based authentication questions that may be captured by a smart device, such as an always on listening device. Authentication of the user may be based on voice analysis of the audible responses to the transaction-based authentication questions and/or based on the answers to the transaction-based authentication questions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2023
    Publication date: February 29, 2024
    Inventors: Tyler Maiman, Daniel Miller, Jenny Melendez, Viraj Chaudhary, David Septimus, Joshua Edwards, Samuel Rapowitz
  • Patent number: 11898836
    Abstract: Examples of a light field metrology system for use with a display are disclosed. The light field metrology may capture images of a projected light field, and determine focus depths (or lateral focus positions) for various regions of the light field using the captured images. The determined focus depths (or lateral positions) may then be compared with intended focus depths (or lateral positions), to quantify the imperfections of the display. Based on the measured imperfections, an appropriate error correction may be performed on the light field to correct for the measured imperfections. The display can be an optical display element in a head mounted display, for example, an optical display element capable of generating multiple depth planes or a light field display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Ivan Li Chuen Yeoh, Lionel Ernest Edwin, Samuel A. Miller
  • Patent number: 11899200
    Abstract: An image display system includes an optical subsystem configured to emit a modulated light beam, and a scanning mirror for generating a reflected light beam that is scanned according to randomly selected or pseudo-randomly selected scan patterns to generate multiple image fields of a multiple interlaced scan image. A plurality of different scan patterns can be cycled through, randomly or pseudo-randomly selected, for the different image fields to reduce artifacts that may be observed while viewing a projected image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Lionel Ernest Edwin, Bjorn Nicolaas Servatius Vlaskamp, Samuel A. Miller, Aaron M. Clarke
  • Publication number: 20240046432
    Abstract: The systems and methods described can include approaches to calibrate head-mounted displays for improved viewing experiences. Some methods include receiving data of a first target image associated with an undeformed state of a first eyepiece of a head-mounted display device; receiving data of a first captured image associated with deformed state of the first eyepiece of the head-mounted display device; determining a first transformation that maps the first captured image to the image; and applying the first transformation to a subsequent image for viewing on the first eyepiece of the head-mounted display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Inventors: Lionel Ernest Edwin, Samuel A. Miller, Etienne Gregoire Grossmann, Brian Christopher Clark, Michael Robert Johnson, Wenyi Zhao, Nukul Sanjay Shah, Po-Kang Huang
  • Patent number: 11892636
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for operating a head-mounted display system based on user perceptibility. The display system may be an augmented reality display system configured to provide virtual content on a plurality of depth planes by presenting the content with different amounts of wavefront divergence. Some embodiments include obtaining an image captured by an imaging device of the display system. Whether a threshold measure or more of motion blur is determined to be exhibited in one or more regions of the image. Based on a determination that the threshold measure or more of motion blur is exhibited in one or more regions of the image, one or more operating parameters of the wearable display are adjusted. Example operating parameter adjustments comprise adjusting the depth plane on which content is presented (e.g., by switching from a first depth plane to a second depth plane), adjusting a rendering quality, and adjusting power characteristics of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Lionel Ernest Edwin, Ivan Li Chuen Yeoh, Samuel A. Miller, Edwin Joseph Selker, Adam Charles Carlson, Bjorn Nicolaas Servatius Vlaskamp, Paul M. Greco
  • Patent number: 11883104
    Abstract: A display system can include a head-mounted display configured to project light to an eye of a user to display virtual image content at different amounts of divergence and collimation. The display system can include an inward-facing imaging system images the user's eye and processing electronics that are in communication with the inward-facing imaging system and that are configured to obtain an estimate of a center of rotation of the user's eye. The display system may render virtual image content with a render camera positioned at the determined position of the center of rotation of said eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel A. Miller, Lomesh Agarwal, Lionel Ernest Edwin, Ivan Li Chuen Yeoh, Daniel Farmer, Sergey Fyodorovich Prokushkin, Yonatan Munk, Edwin Joseph Selker, Bradley Vincent Stuart, Jeffrey Scott Sommers
  • Patent number: 11880033
    Abstract: A wearable device may include a head-mounted display (HMD) for rendering a three-dimensional (3D) virtual object which appears to be located in an ambient environment of a user of the display. The relative positions of the HMD and one or more eyes of the user may not be in desired positions to receive, or register, image information outputted by the HMD. For example, the HMD-to-eye alignment may vary for different users and change over time (e.g., as a given user moves around or as the HMD slips or otherwise becomes displaced). The wearable device may determine a relative position or alignment between the HMD and the user's eyes. Based on the relative positions, the wearable device may determine if it is properly fitted to the user, may provide feedback on the quality of the fit to the user, and may take actions to reduce or minimize effects of any misalignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Lionel Ernest Edwin, Zachary C. Nienstedt, Ivan Li Chuen Yeoh, Samuel A. Miller, Yan Xu, Jordan Alexander Cazamias
  • Publication number: 20240004464
    Abstract: This document describes imaging and visualization systems in which the intent of a group of users in a shared space is determined and acted upon. In one aspect, a method includes identifying, for a group of users in a shared virtual space, a respective objective for each of two or more of the users in the group of users. For each of the two or more users, a determination is made, based on inputs from multiple sensors having different input modalities, a respective intent of the user. At least a portion of the multiple sensors are sensors of a device of the user that enables the user to participate in the shared virtual space. A determination is made, based on the respective intent, whether the user is performing the respective objective for the user. Output data is generated and provided based on the respective objectives respective intents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Inventors: Paul Lacey, Brian David Schwab, Samuel A. Miller, John Andrew Sands, Colman Thomas Bryant
  • Patent number: 11861796
    Abstract: A method for placing content in an augmented reality system. A notification is received regarding availability of new content to display in the augmented reality system. A confirmation is received that indicates acceptance of the new content. Three dimensional information that describes the physical environment is provided, to an external computing device, to enable the external computing device to be used for selecting an assigned location in the physical environment for the new content. Location information is received, from the external computing device, that indicates the assigned location. A display location on a display system of the augmented reality system at which to display the new content so that the new content appears to the user to be displayed as an overlay at the assigned location in the physical environment is determined, based on the location information. The new content is displayed on the display system at the display location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Silas Warren, Omar Khan, Samuel A. Miller, Tushar Arora
  • Patent number: 11854171
    Abstract: The systems and methods described can include approaches to calibrate head-mounted displays for improved viewing experiences. Some methods include receiving data of a first target image associated with an undeformed state of a first eyepiece of a head-mounted display device; receiving data of a first captured image associated with deformed state of the first eyepiece of the head-mounted display device; determining a first transformation that maps the first captured image to the image; and applying the first transformation to a subsequent image for viewing on the first eyepiece of the head-mounted display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Lionel Ernest Edwin, Samuel A. Miller, Etienne Gregoire Grossmann, Brian Christopher Clark, Michael Robert Johnson, Wenyi Zhao, Nukul Sanjay Shah, Po-Kang Huang
  • Patent number: 11854150
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a user display device comprising a housing frame mountable on the head of the user, a lens mountable on the housing frame and a projection sub system coupled to the housing frame to determine a location of appearance of a display object in a field of view of the user based at least in part on at least one of a detection of a head movement of the user and a prediction of a head movement of the user, and to project the display object to the user based on the determined location of appearance of the display object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Brian T. Schowengerdt, Samuel A. Miller
  • Publication number: 20230370508
    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: February 1, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventor: Samuel A. MILLER
  • Patent number: 11812222
    Abstract: A hearing aid comprises a sensor configured for detecting a focus of an end user on a real sound source, a microphone assembly configured for converting sounds into electrical signals, a speaker configured for converting the electrical signals into sounds, and a control subsystem configured for modifying the direction and/or distance of a greatest sensitivity of the microphone assembly based on detected focus. A virtual image generation system comprises memory storing a three-dimensional scene, a sensor configured for detecting a focus of the end user on a sound source, a speaker configured for conveying sounds to the end user, and a control subsystem configured for causing the speaker to preferentially convey a sound originating from the sound source in response to detection of the focus, and for rendering image frames of the scene, and a display subsystem configured for sequentially displaying the image frames to the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: George Alistair Sanger, Samuel A. Miller, Brian Schmidt, Anastasia Andreyevna Tajik
  • Patent number: 11782511
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a system for human-computer interface, comprising an input device configured to provide two or more dimensions of operational input to a processor based at least in part upon a rubbing contact pattern between two or more digits of the same human hand that is interpreted by the input device. The input device may be configured to provide two orthogonal dimensions of operational input pertinent to a three-dimensional virtual environment presented, at least in part, by the processor. The input device may be configured to detect the rubbing between a specific digit in a pen-like function against one or more other digits. The input device further may be configured to detect the rubbing between the specific digit in a pen-like function and one or more other digits in a receiving panel function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel A. Miller
  • Publication number: 20230314817
    Abstract: A display subsystem for a virtual image generation system used by an end user, comprises first and second waveguide apparatuses, first and second projection subassemblies configured for introducing first and second light beams respectively into the first and second waveguide apparatuses, such that at least a first light ray and at least a second light ray respectively exit the first and second waveguide apparatuses to display first and second monocular images as a binocular image to the end user, and a light sensing assembly configured for detecting at least one parameter indicative of a mismatch between the displayed first and second monocular images as the binocular image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Applicant: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Lionel Ernest EDWIN, Samuel A. MILLER
  • Patent number: 11768377
    Abstract: A display subsystem for a virtual image generation system used by an end user, comprises first and second waveguide apparatuses, first and second projection subassemblies configured for introducing first and second light beams respectively into the first and second waveguide apparatuses, such that at least a first light ray and at least a second light ray respectively exit the first and second waveguide apparatuses to display first and second monocular images as a binocular image to the end user, and a light sensing assembly configured for detecting at least one parameter indicative of a mismatch between the displayed first and second monocular images as the binocular image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Lionel Ernest Edwin, Samuel A. Miller
  • Publication number: 20230274511
    Abstract: An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2023
    Publication date: August 31, 2023
    Applicant: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Samuel A. Miller, Randall E. Hand, Richmond B. Chan
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20230244306
    Abstract: A method of operating a virtual image generation system comprises allowing an end user to interact with a three-dimensional environment comprising at least one virtual object, presenting a stimulus to the end user in the context of the three-dimensional environment, sensing at least one biometric parameter of the end user in response to the presentation of the stimulus to the end user, generating biometric data for each of the sensed biometric parameter(s), determining if the end user is in at least one specific emotional state based on the biometric data for the each of the sensed biometric parameter(s), and performing an action discernible to the end user to facilitate a current objective at least partially based on if it is determined that the end user is in the specific emotional state(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2023
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Applicant: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: George Alistair Sanger, Samuel A. Miller, Graeme John Devine
  • Publication number: 20230195212
    Abstract: A method of performing localization of a handheld device with respect to a wearable device includes capturing, by a first imaging device mounted to the handheld device, a fiducial image containing a number of fiducials affixed to the wearable device and capturing, by a second imaging device mounted to the handheld device, a world image containing one or more features surrounding the handheld device. The method also includes obtaining, by a sensor mounted to the handheld device, handheld data indicative of movement of the handheld device, determining the number of fiducials contained in the fiducial image, and updating a position and an orientation of the handheld device using at least one of the fiducial image or the world image and the handheld data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2023
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary C. Nienstedt, Samuel A. Miller, Barak Freedman, Lionel Ernest Edwin, Eric C. Browy, William Hudson Welch, Ron Liraz Lidji