Patents by Inventor Savannah Niles

Savannah Niles 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: 11175750
    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 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles, Frank Hamilton, Marshal A. Fontaine, Rony Abovitz, Alysha Naples
  • Patent number: 11163416
    Abstract: A light emitting user input device can include a touch sensitive portion configured to accept user input (e.g., from a user's thumb) and a light emitting portion configured to output a light pattern. The light pattern can be used to assist the user in interacting with the user input device. Examples include emulating a multi-degree-of-freedom controller, indicating scrolling or swiping actions, indicating presence of objects nearby the device, indicating receipt of notifications, assisting pairing the user input device with another device, or assisting calibrating the user input device. The light emitting user input device can be used to provide user input to a wearable device, such as, e.g., a head mounted display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles, Christopher David Nesladek, Isioma Osagbemwenorue Azu, Marshal Ainsworth Fontaine, Haney Awad, William Wheeler, Brian David Schwab, Brian Edward Oliver Bucknor
  • Patent number: 11157159
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying a group of virtual objects and a scrollbar in a virtual, augmented, or mixed reality environment are disclosed. The group of virtual objects can be scrolled, and a virtual control panel can be displayed indicating objects that are upcoming in the scroll. The scrollbar can provide real-time feedback that can give the user an indication of the point from which the scrolling started, the point at which the scrolling currently has reached, an amount of the group of virtual objects that are displayed to the user relative to the total amount of the group of virtual objects, or a relative position of the currently-viewable virtual objects relative to the entire group of virtual objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard St. Clair Bailey, Brian Everett Meaney, John Austin Day, Lorena Pazmino, James Cameron Petty, James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles
  • Patent number: 11138436
    Abstract: Embodiments of a wearable device can include a head-mounted display (HMD) which can be configured to display virtual content. While the user is interacting with visual or audible virtual content, the user of the wearable may encounter a triggering event such as, for example, an emergency condition or an unsafe condition, detecting one or more triggering objects in an environment, or determining characteristics of the user's environment (e.g., home or office). Embodiments of the wearable device can automatically detect the triggering event and automatically control the HMD to deemphasize, block, or stop displaying the virtual content. The HMD may include a button that can be actuated by the user to manually deemphasize, block, or stop displaying the virtual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles, Nicole Elizabeth Samec, Ali Amirhooshmand, Nastasja U. Robaina, Christopher M. Harrises, Mark Baerenrodt, Carlos A. Rivera Cintron, Brian Keith Smith
  • Patent number: 11112932
    Abstract: A light emitting user input device can include a touch sensitive portion configured to accept user input (e.g., from a user's thumb) and a light emitting portion configured to output a light pattern. The light pattern can be used to assist the user in interacting with the user input device. Examples include emulating a multi-degree-of-freedom controller, indicating scrolling or swiping actions, indicating presence of objects nearby the device, indicating receipt of notifications, assisting pairing the user input device with another device, or assisting calibrating the user input device. The light emitting user input device can be used to provide user input to a wearable device, such as, e.g., a head mounted display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles, Christopher David Nesladek, Isioma Osagbemwenorue Azu, Marshal Ainsworth Fontaine, Haney Awad, William Wheeler, Brian David Schwab, Brian Edward Oliver Bucknor
  • Publication number: 20210256769
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for enabling mixed reality collaboration. A method may include receiving persistent coordinate data; presenting a first virtual session handle to a first user at a first position via a transmissive display of a wearable device, wherein the first position is based on the persistent coordinate data; presenting a virtual object to the first user at a second location via the transmissive display, wherein the second position is based on the first position; receiving location data from a second user, wherein the location data relates a position of the second user to a position of a second virtual session handle; presenting a virtual avatar to the first user at a third position via the transmissive display, wherein the virtual avatar corresponds to the second user, wherein the third position is based on the location data, and wherein the third position is further based on the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Richard St. Clair BAILEY, Siddartha POTHAPRAGADA, Koichi MORI, Karen STOLZENBERG, Savannah NILES, Domingo NORIEGA-PADILLA, Cole Parker HEINER
  • Publication number: 20210233318
    Abstract: Neutral avatars are neutral with reference physical characteristics of the corresponding user, such as weight, ethnicity, gender, or even identity. Thus, neutral avatars may be desirable to use in various copresence environments where the user desires to maintain privacy with reference to the above-noted characteristics. Neutral avatars may be configured to convey, in real-time, actions and behaviors of the corresponding user without using literal forms of the user's actions and behaviors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Karen Stolzenberg, Lorena Pazmino, Savannah Niles, Ian Mankowski, Paul Kim, Christina Lee
  • Patent number: 11049328
    Abstract: A wearable system can comprise a display system configured to present virtual content in a three-dimensional space, a user input device configured to receive a user input, and one or more sensors configured to detect a user's pose. The wearable system can support various user interactions with objects in the user's environment based on contextual information. As an example, the wearable system can adjust the size of an aperture of a virtual cone during a cone cast (e.g., with the user's poses) based on the contextual information. As another example, the wearable system can adjust the amount of movement of virtual objects associated with an actuation of the user input device based on the contextual information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles, Frank Alexander Hamilton, IV, Marshal Ainsworth Fontaine, Paul Armistead Hoover
  • Publication number: 20210166653
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying a cursor and a focus indicator associated with real or virtual objects in a virtual, augmented, or mixed reality environment by a wearable display device are disclosed. The system can determine a spatial relationship between a user-movable cursor and a target object within the environment. The system may render a focus indicator (e.g., a halo, shading, or highlighting) around or adjacent objects that are near the cursor. The focus indicator may be emphasized in directions closer to the cursor and deemphasized in directions farther from the cursor. When the cursor overlaps with a target object, the system can render the object in front of the cursor (or not render the cursor at all), so the object is not occluded by the cursor. The cursor and focus indicator can provide the user with positional feedback and help the user navigate among objects in the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: John Austin Day, Lorena Pazmino, James Cameron Petty, Paul Armistead Hoover, Chris Sorrell, James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles
  • Patent number: 10885874
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying a cursor and a focus indicator associated with real or virtual objects in a virtual, augmented, or mixed reality environment by a wearable display device are disclosed. The system can determine a spatial relationship between a user-movable cursor and a target object within the environment. The system may render a focus indicator (e.g., a halo, shading, or highlighting) around or adjacent objects that are near the cursor. The focus indicator may be emphasized in directions closer to the cursor and deemphasized in directions farther from the cursor. When the cursor overlaps with a target object, the system can render the object in front of the cursor (or not render the cursor at all), so the object is not occluded by the cursor. The cursor and focus indicator can provide the user with positional feedback and help the user navigate among objects in the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: John Austin Day, Lorena Pazmino, James Cameron Petty, Paul Armistead Hoover, Chris Sorrell, James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles
  • Publication number: 20200363865
    Abstract: Examples of wearable systems and methods can use multiple inputs (e.g., gesture, head pose, eye gaze, voice, and/or environmental factors (e.g., location)) to determine a command that should be executed and objects in the three-dimensional (3D) environment that should be operated on. The multiple inputs can also be used by the wearable system to permit a user to interact with text, such as, e.g., composing, selecting, or editing text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles, Jennifer M.R. Devine, Adam C. Carlson, Jeffrey Scott Sommers, Praveen Babu J D
  • Publication number: 20200327737
    Abstract: A wearable system can comprise a display system configured to present virtual content in a three-dimensional space, a user input device configured to receive a user input, and one or more sensors configured to detect a user's pose. The wearable system can support various user interactions with objects in the user's environment based on contextual information. As an example, the wearable system can adjust the size of an aperture of a virtual cone during a cone cast (e.g., with the user's poses) based on the contextual information. As another example, the wearable system can adjust the amount of movement of virtual objects associated with an actuation of the user input device based on the contextual information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles, Frank Alexander Hamilton, IV, Marshal Ainsworth Fontaine, Paul Armistead Hoover
  • Patent number: D916755
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Lorena Pazmino, Andrea Isabel Montoya, Savannah Niles, Alexander Rocha, Mario Antonio Bragg, Parag Goel
  • Patent number: D918176
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeru Natsume, Timothy Michael Stutts, Sumanth Murali, Haney Awad, Brian David Schwab, James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles
  • Patent number: D918232
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Armistead Hoover, James M. Powderly, Lorena Pazmino, Gregory Minh Tran, Jonathan Lawrence Mann, Craig Erickson, Savannah Niles, Alysha Naples, Isioma Osagbemwenorue Azu, Cole Parker Heiner
  • Patent number: D924204
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeru Natsume, Timothy Michael Stutts, Sumanth Murali, Haney Awad, Brian David Schwab, James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles
  • Patent number: D928809
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Armistead Hoover, James M. Powderly, Lorena Pazmino, Gregory Minh Tran, Jonathan Lawrence Mann, Craig Erickson, Savannah Niles, Alysha Naples, Isioma Osagbemwenorue Azu, Cole Parker Heiner
  • Patent number: D930614
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeru Natsume, Timothy Michael Stutts, Sumanth Murali, Haney Awad, Brian David Schwab, James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles
  • Patent number: D934872
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeru Natsume, Timothy Michael Stutts, James M. Powderly, Bradley Fraser, Haney Awad, Savannah Niles, Isioma Osagbemwenorue Azu
  • Patent number: D934873
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeru Natsume, Timothy Michael Stutts, James M. Powderly, Bradley Fraser, Haney Awad, Savannah Niles, Isioma Osagbemwenorue Azu