Patents by Inventor Scott Fullam

Scott Fullam 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: 10345768
    Abstract: Various embodiments relating to controlling ambient environmental conditions to affect one or more human subjects wearing wearable computing systems are disclosed. In one example, a head-mounted computing system includes a see-through display configured to present an augmented reality image in front of an environment when viewed through the see-through display, a logic subsystem, and a storage subsystem. The storage subsystem may hold instructions executable by the logic subsystem to present the augmented reality image via the see-through display, and during presentation of the augmented reality image, send a command to control an environmental control system external to the head-mounted computing system. The command may be configured to trigger adjustment of an environmental parameter of the environment to enhance presentation of the augmented reality image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Fullam, Barry John Corlett
  • Publication number: 20170289519
    Abstract: A near-eye display system comprises a display portion arranged in sight of a viewer; a sensory portion with an output responsive to an indication of physiological discomfort experienced by the viewer; and an electronic controller operatively coupled to the display portion and to the sensory portion and configured to adjust an operating parameter of the near-eye display system based on the output of the sensory portion, so as to quell the indication of the physiological discomfort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Scott Fullam
  • Patent number: 9699436
    Abstract: A display system includes a display arranged in sight of a viewer, a sensory subsystem configured to sense an ocular condition of the viewer, and a controller. Operatively coupled to the display and to the sensory subsystem, the controller is configured to adjust an operating parameter of the display system in response to the ocular condition, in order to prevent or relieve eye discomfort experienced by the viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Scott Fullam
  • Publication number: 20170103426
    Abstract: A messaging novelty device. A messaging novelty device can include a customizable message provisioning system and a customizable display system. A method of operating a messaging novelty device can include controlling reproduction of content on a customizable display system of the novelty device according to how a user interacts with the novelty device and content presentation rules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Applicant: Jishu Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Neil Peretz, Scott Fullam
  • Publication number: 20160346977
    Abstract: Techniques for component protective overmolding using protective external coatings include selectively applying a protective material substantially over one or more elements coupled to a framework configured to be worn, the elements including at least a sensor, and forming one or more moldings substantially over a subset or all of the framework, the protective material and the elements, after the protective material has been selectively applied, at least one of the one or more moldings having a protective property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: AliphCom
    Inventors: Richard Lee Drysdale, Scott Fullam, Skip Thomas Orvis, Nora Elam Levinson
  • Publication number: 20160205468
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to electrical and electronic hardware, computer software, wired and wireless network communications, and wearable computing devices, audio devices, and communication devices for facilitating the presentation of personal audio. More specifically, disclosed are an apparatus and method to form directional audio personal to a user in a non-occluded manner. In one embodiment, a personal audio and communication devices can include a first directional speaker disposed at a first mounting region of a first support member. The first support member is configured to position the first directional speaker adjacent a first ear in substantial alignment with the first ear. Also included is a second directional speaker disposed at a second mounting region of a second support member. The second support member is configured to position the second directional speaker adjacent a second ear in substantial alignment with the second ear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Applicant: AliphCom
    Inventor: Scott Fullam
  • Publication number: 20160091877
    Abstract: Various embodiments relating to controlling ambient environmental conditions to affect one or more human subjects wearing wearable computing systems are disclosed. In one example, a head-mounted computing system includes a see-through display configured to present an augmented reality image in front of an environment when viewed through the see-through display, a logic subsystem, and a storage subsystem. The storage subsystem may hold instructions executable by the logic subsystem to present the augmented reality image via the see-through display, and during presentation of the augmented reality image, send a command to control an environmental control system external to the head-mounted computing system. The command may be configured to trigger adjustment of an environmental parameter of the environment to enhance presentation of the augmented reality image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 31, 2016
    Inventors: Scott Fullam, Barry John Corlett
  • Publication number: 20160080874
    Abstract: A hearing assistance system includes an eye tracker to determine a gaze target of a user, a microphone array, a speaker, and an audio conditioner to output assistive audio via the speaker. The assistive audio is processed from microphone array output to emphasize sounds that originate near the gaze target determined by the eye tracker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventor: Scott Fullam
  • Publication number: 20160080720
    Abstract: A display system includes a display arranged in sight of a viewer, a sensory subsystem configured to sense an ocular condition of the viewer, and a controller. Operatively coupled to the display and to the sensory subsystem, the controller is configured to adjust an operating parameter of the display system in response to the ocular condition, in order to prevent or relieve eye discomfort experienced by the viewer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventor: Scott Fullam
  • Publication number: 20160050776
    Abstract: Techniques for component protective overmolding using protective external coatings include a device having a framework configured to be worn, a button assembly coupled to the framework, the button assembly configured to send a signal to a circuit, the button assembly including a button configured to be depressed to displace a button shaft, a button inner housing coupled to the button and the button shaft, and a button outer housing coupled to the button inner housing, a first ring configured to form a first seal disposed substantially between the button inner housing and the button shaft, a second ring configured to form a second seal disposed substantially between the button inner housing and the button outer housing, and an outer molding formed over a portion of the button assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: ALIPHCOM
    Inventors: Richard Lee DRYSDALE, Skip Thomas ORVIS, Nora Elam LEVINSON, Scott FULLAM
  • Publication number: 20150286245
    Abstract: Techniques for component protective overmolding using protective external coatings include a device having a framework, an element coupled to the framework, a protective material selectively applied substantially over the element, a spacer on or adjacent to the element, a tubing covering the spacer and the element, the tubing and the spacer configured to relieve strain on the element when the framework is flexed, and one or more moldings formed substantially over a subset or all of the framework, the protective material and the element, at least one of the one or more moldings having a protective property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: AliphCom
    Inventors: Richard Lee Drysdale, Scott Fullam, Skip Thomas Orvis, Nora Elam Levinson
  • Publication number: 20150264459
    Abstract: Techniques associated with a combination speaker and light source responsive to states of an environment based on sensor data are described, including a housing, a light source disposed within the housing and configured to be powered using a light socket connector coupled to the housing, a speaker coupled to the housing and configured to output audio, and a sensor device comprising a light and speaker controller, the sensor device configured to determine an environmental state and to generate environmental state data associated with the environmental state, the light and speaker controller configured to send a control signal to one or both of the light source and the speaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: AliphCom
    Inventors: Michael Edward Smith Luna, Scott Fullam, Patrick Alan Narron, Derek Barrentine, Sankalita Saha, Jeremiah Robison
  • Publication number: 20150230756
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to electrical and electronic hardware, computer software, wired and wireless network communications, and wearable computing devices in capturing and deriving physiological characteristic data. More specifically, disclosed are one or more electrodes and methods to determine physiological characteristics using a wearable device (or carried device) and one or more sensors that can be subject to motion. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a sensor signal during one or more portions of a time interval in which the wearable device is in motion, and receiving a motion sensor signal. The method includes decomposing at a processor the sensor signal to determine physiological signal components. An analysis of the physiological signal components can yield a physiological characteristic, whereby a physiological characteristic signal that includes data representing the physiological characteristic can be generated during at least one of the one or more portions of the time interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicant: AliphCom
    Inventors: Michael Edward Smith Luna, Sankalita Saha, Scott Fullam
  • Publication number: 20150216475
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to electrical and electronic hardware, computer software, wired and wireless network communications, and wearable computing devices for facilitating health and wellness-related information. More specifically, disclosed are electrodes and methods to determine physiological states using a wearable device (or carried device) and one or more sensors that can be subject to motion. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a sensor signal including data representing physiological characteristics in a wearable device from a distal end of a limb and a motion sensor signal. The method includes decomposing at a processor the sensor signal to determine physiological signal components. A physiological characteristic signal is generated that includes data representing a physiological characteristic, which can form a basis to determine a physiological state based on, for example, bioimpedance signals originating from the distal end of the limb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: AliphCom
    Inventors: Michael Edward Smith Luna, Sankalita Saha, Scott Fullam
  • Patent number: 9069380
    Abstract: Techniques for media device, application, and content management using sensory input are described, including receiving input from one or more sensors coupled to a data-capable strapband, processing the input to determine a pattern, referencing a pattern library using the pattern, generating a control signal to a media application, the control signal being determined based on whether the pattern matches another pattern in the pattern library, and selecting a media file configured to be presented, the media file being selected using the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: AliphCom
    Inventors: Hosain Sadequr Rahman, Richard Lee Drysdale, Michael Edward Smith Luna, Scott Fullam, Travis Austin Bogard, Jeremiah Robison, Max Everett Utter, II, Thomas Alan Donaldson, Raymond A. Martino
  • Publication number: 20150137994
    Abstract: Techniques for data-capable band management in association with, for example, an autonomous advisory application and network communication data environment are described. In some examples, a method can detect a signal configured to initiate a synchronization function being transmitted from a wearable computing device to an application, as an example. In some cases, a method can include performing a synchronization function to, for example, transfer data from the wearable computing device to the application. Further, a method can include causing presentation to an interface on a computing device to display information associated with a wearable computing device, as determined by the data transferred to the application, for example, after a synchronization function is performed and/or a type of motion is synchronized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: AliphCom
    Inventors: Hosain Sadequr Rahman, Richard Lee Drysdale, Michael Edward Smith Luna, Scott Fullam, Travis Austin Bogard, Jeremiah Robison, Max Everett Utter, II, Thomas Alan Donaldson, Louis Moore, Galen Myers, Raymond A. Martino
  • Publication number: 20150130613
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application relate generally to electronic hardware, computer software, wireless communications, network communications, wearable, hand held, and portable computing devices for facilitating communication of information. A wearable personal emergency event transponder includes a processor, data storage, a sensor system, and a communications interface. The transponder processes signals from the sensor system using algorithms included in the data storage and determines if an event related to a medical emergency has occurred to a user wearing the transponder. Upon detecting one or more events, the transponder may selectively communicate one or more datum from the data storage including user specific emergency medical data, user contact data, system data, or some combination of those data. The communication may be by a radio configured to transmit the datum at a low RF power sufficient for near field communication with an external device and/or by a hardwired communications link (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: AliphCom
    Inventor: Scott Fullam
  • Publication number: 20150118967
    Abstract: Techniques for data-capable band management in an integrated application and network communication data environment are described, including receiving input from one or more sensors coupled to a wearable computing device, receiving a parameter used to determine when a synchronization between the wearable computing device and a device in data communication with the wearable computing device is to be performed, processing the input to determine if the parameter is satisfied, performing the synchronization between the wearable computing device and the device if the parameter is satisfied, and presenting an interface on the device, the interface being configured to display information associated with the synchronization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: ALIPHCOM
    Inventors: Hosain Sadequr Rahman, Richard Lee Drysdale, Michael Edward Smith Luna, Scott Fullam, Travis Austin Bogard, Jeremiah Robison, Max Everett Utter, II, Thomas Alan Donaldson, Louis Moore, Galen Myers, Raymond A. Martino
  • Publication number: 20150077234
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application relate generally to personal electronics, portable electronics, wearable electronics, and more specifically to wirelessly enabled devices that include a haptic interface and are configured to wirelessly communicate with one another to synchronize body motion or other user actions based on haptic prompts generated by a sensor system in one or more of the wirelessly enabled devices. Each wirelessly enabled device may include at least one radio configured to transmit, receive or both, RF signals encoded with motion data operative to generate sensory outputs from the haptic interface of one or more of the wirelessly enabled devices. At least one of the wirelessly enabled devices may be configured as a leader device and one or more other wirelessly enabled devices may be configured as a follower device. One or more wirelessly enabled devices may be wirelessly linked to a wireless media device that generates motion data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: AliphCom
    Inventor: Scott Fullam
  • Publication number: 20150057506
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to electrical and electronic hardware, computer software, wired and wireless network communications, and wearable computing devices in capturing and deriving physiological characteristic data. Techniques associated with an array of electrodes and methods are described, including selecting a subset of electrodes implemented on a wearable device, driving a first signal to a target location using the subset of electrodes, receiving a second signal from the target location, the second signal having a physiological component and a motion component, generating a raw physiological signal using a motion artifact reduction unit, generating a first physiological characteristic data using the raw physiological signal, and deriving a second physiological characteristic using the first physiological characteristic data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: AliphCom
    Inventors: Michael Edward Smith Luna, Scott Fullam