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).

  • Patent number: 10282907
    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: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC
    Inventors: Samuel A. Miller, Rony Abovitz
  • Patent number: 10260864
    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 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Lionel E. Edwin, Ivan L. Yeoh, Samuel A. Miller
  • Patent number: 10262462
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel A. Miller, Randall E. Hand, Philip O'Connor, Richmond B. Chan, Paul M. Greco
  • Publication number: 20190094981
    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: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Gary R. Bradski, Samuel A. Miller, Rony Abovitz
  • Patent number: 10234939
    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: May 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Samuel A. Miller, Rony Abovitz
  • Patent number: 10203762
    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: June 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Gary R. Bradski, Samuel A. Miller, Rony Abovitz
  • Patent number: 10198864
    Abstract: An augmented reality system comprises one or more databases storing a passable world model data comprising a set of points pertaining to real objects of the physical world, and one or more object recognizers configured for running on the passable world model data. Each of the object recognizer(s) is programmed to recognize a predetermined object of the real world based on a known geometry of a corresponding set of points. The augmented reality system further comprises a head-worn augmented reality display system configured for displaying virtual content to a user based at least in part on the recognized object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventor: Samuel A. Miller
  • Patent number: 10186085
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Paul M. Greco, Samuel A. Miller
  • Publication number: 20190019328
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to continuous and/or binocular time warping methods to account for head movement of the user without having to re-render a displayed image. Continuous time warping allows for transformation of an image from a first perspective to a second perspective of the viewer without having to re-render the image from the second perspective. Binocular time warp refers to the late-frame time warp used in connection with a display device including a left display unit for the left eye and a right display unit for the right eye where the late-frame time warp is performed separately for the left display unit and the right display unit. Warped images are sent to the left and the right display units where photons are generated and emitted toward respective eyes of the viewer, thereby displaying an image on the left and the right display units at the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Ivan Li Chuen Yeoh, Lionel Ernest Edwin, Samuel A. Miller
  • Patent number: 10180734
    Abstract: An augmented reality display system includes an electromagnetic field emitter to emit a known magnetic field in a known coordinate system. The system also includes an electromagnetic sensor to measure a parameter related to a magnetic flux at the electromagnetic sensor resulting from the known magnetic field. The system further includes a depth sensor to measure a distance in the known coordinate system. Moreover, the system includes a controller to determine pose information of the electromagnetic sensor relative to the electromagnetic field emitter in the known coordinate system based at least in part on the parameter related to the magnetic flux measured by the electromagnetic sensor and the distance measured by the depth sensor. In addition, the system includes a display system to display virtual content to a user based at least in part on the pose information of the electromagnetic sensor relative to the electromagnetic field emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Samuel A. Miller, Michael J. Woods, David C. Lundmark
  • Patent number: 10176639
    Abstract: A virtual image generation system and method is provided. A plurality of synthetic image frames of the three-dimensional scene are rendered, and sequentially displayed to an end user. Each of the displayed image frames has a non-uniform resolution distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian T. Schowengerdt, Lionel Ernest Edwin, Ivan L. Yeoh, Aaron Mark Schuelke, Samuel A. Miller
  • Patent number: 10163265
    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: May 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel A. Miller, Rony Abovitz
  • Patent number: 10134186
    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: May 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Brian T. Schowengerdt, Samuel A. Miller
  • Patent number: 10126812
    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: May 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Samuel A. Miller, Rony Abovitz
  • Patent number: 10127723
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventor: Samuel A. Miller
  • Patent number: 10115233
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel A. Miller, Randall E. Hand
  • Patent number: 10115232
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Samuel A. Miller, Randall E. Hand
  • Patent number: 10109108
    Abstract: A method of displaying augmented reality comprises capturing a set of map points pertaining to the real world, wherein the set of map points are captured through a plurality of augmented reality systems, determining a position of a plurality of keyframes that captured the set of map points, and determining a set of new map points based at least in part on the captured set of map points and the determined position of the plurality of keyframes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Samuel A. Miller, Randall E. Hand
  • Patent number: 10068374
    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: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel A. Miller, Rony Abovitz
  • Patent number: 10043312
    Abstract: An augmented reality system comprises one or more sensors to capture a set of map points pertaining to the real world, wherein the set of map points are captured through a plurality of augmented reality systems, and a processor to determine a position of a plurality of keyframes that captured the set of map points, and to determine a set of new map points based at least in part on the captured set of map points and the determined position of the plurality of keyframes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel A. Miller, Randall E. Hand