Patents by Inventor Sebastian Sylvan

Sebastian Sylvan 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: 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: 9973852
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of providing an updated acoustic response for a device based at least in part on a hinge angle. For instance, an angle of a hinge that is coupled between first and second members of a device may be determined. The angle is defined between first and second surfaces of the respective first and second members. A spectral signal has a frequency spectrum that includes multiple portions. An amplitude of each portion of the frequency spectrum is selectively modified to change an acoustic response of the device to an updated acoustic response based at least in part on the angle of the hinge. The acoustic response of the device is associated with a resonance chamber, which is defined by the first surface, the second surface, and a third surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John B. Hesketh, Adolfo Hernandez Santisteban, Roger Sebastian Sylvan, Aaron M. Burns
  • Publication number: 20180129262
    Abstract: A mobile computing device is provided that includes a processor, an accelerometer, two or more display devices, and a housing including the processor, the accelerometer, and the two or more display devices, determine a current user focus indicating that a first display device of the pair of display devices is being viewed by the user, and that a second display device of the pair of display devices is not being viewed by the user, detect a signature gesture input based on accelerometer data received via the accelerometer detecting that the mobile computing device has been rotated more than a threshold degree, determine that the current user focus has changed from the first display device to the second display device based on at least detecting the signature gesture input, and perform a predetermined action based on the current user focus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Alexandre da Veiga, Roger Sebastian Sylvan, Jeffrey Sipko
  • Publication number: 20180129459
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that are capable of making a state-based determination of information to be displayed on a screen region of a hinge that is coupled to other screen regions. For instance, a state of a hinge that is coupled between a first screen region and a second screen region may be determined. Information that is to be displayed on a third screen region that is provided on the hinge may be determine based at least in part on the state of the hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Roger Sebastian Sylvan, Aaron M. Burns, Kenneth L. Kiemele, Charlene Mary Jeune, Christian Sadak, John B. Hesketh, Jeffrey R. Sipko, Christian Klein, Gregg R. Wygonik, Sophors Khut, Michael R. Thomas, Ricardo Arturo Espinoza Reyes
  • 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: 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: 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: 9400695
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for rendering low latency resource objects by providing the latest position data from a central processing unit for the low latency resource object right before a graphic processing unit is to render the low latency resource object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sebastian Sylvan, Nicholas Burton
  • Patent number: 9313481
    Abstract: A method for displaying virtual imagery on a stereoscopic display system having a display matrix. The virtual imagery presents a surface of individually renderable loci viewable to an eye of the user. The method includes, for each locus of the viewable surface, illuminating a pixel of the display matrix. The illuminated pixel is chosen based on a pupil position of the eye as determined by the stereoscopic display system. For each locus of the viewable surface, a virtual image of the illuminated pixel is formed in a plane in front of the eye. The virtual image is positioned on a straight line passing through the locus, the plane, and the pupil position. In this manner, the virtual image tracks change in the user's pupil position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Roger Sebastian Sylvan, Arthur Tomlin, Daniel Joseph McCulloch, Brian Mount, Tony Ambrus
  • Patent number: 9239460
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed that relate to calibrating a predetermined eye location in a head-mounted display. For example, in one disclosed embodiment a method includes displaying a virtual marker visually alignable with a real world target at an alignment condition. At the alignment condition, image data is acquired to determine a location of the real world target. From the image data, an estimated eye location relative to a location of the head-mounted display is determined. Based upon the estimated eye location, the predetermined eye location is then calibrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Roger Sebastian Sylvan, Adam Poulos, Michael Scavezze, Stephen Latta, Arthur Tomlin, Brian Mount, Aaron Krauss
  • Patent number: 9147111
    Abstract: A blocking image generating system and related methods include a head-mounted display device having an opacity layer. A method may include receiving a virtual image to be presented by display optics in the head-mounted display device. Lighting information and an eye-position parameter may be received from an optical sensor system in the head-mounted display device. A blocking image may be generated in the opacity layer of the head-mounted display device based on the lighting information and the virtual image. The location of the blocking image in the opacity layer may be adjusted based on the eye-position parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Rod G. Fleck, David D. Bohn, Stephen Latta, Julia Meinershagen, Sebastian Sylvan, Brian McDowell, Jeff Cole, Jeffrey Alan Kohler
  • Publication number: 20150237336
    Abstract: A method for displaying virtual imagery on a stereoscopic display system having a display matrix. The virtual imagery presents a surface of individually renderable loci viewable to an eye of the user. The method includes, for each locus of the viewable surface, illuminating a pixel of the display matrix. The illuminated pixel is chosen based on a pupil position of the eye as determined by the stereoscopic display system. For each locus of the viewable surface, a virtual image of the illuminated pixel is formed in a plane in front of the eye. The virtual image is positioned on a straight line passing through the locus, the plane, and the pupil position. In this manner, the virtual image tracks change in the user's pupil position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Roger Sebastian Sylvan, Arthur Tomlin, Daniel Joseph McCulloch, Brian Mount, Tony Ambrus
  • Publication number: 20150035832
    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: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Ben Sugden, Darren Bennett, Brian Mount, Sebastian Sylvan, Arthur Tomlin, Ryan Hastings, Daniel McCulloch, Kevin Geisner, Robert Crocco
  • Publication number: 20140333665
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed that relate to calibrating a predetermined eye location in a head-mounted display. For example, in one disclosed embodiment a method includes displaying a virtual marker visually alignable with a real world target at an alignment condition. At the alignment condition, image data is acquired to determine a location of the real world target. From the image data, an estimated eye location relative to a location of the head-mounted display is determined. Based upon the estimated eye location, the predetermined eye location is then calibrated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Roger Sebastian Sylvan, Adam Poulos, Michael Scavezze, Stephen Latta, Arthur Tomlin, Brian Mount, Aaron Krauss
  • Patent number: 8872853
    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: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Ben Sugden, Darren Bennett, Brian Mount, Sebastian Sylvan, Arthur Tomlin, Ryan Hastings, Daniel McCulloch, Kevin Geisner, Robert Crocco, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130208014
    Abstract: A blocking image generating system including a head-mounted display device having an opacity layer and related methods are disclosed. A method may include receiving a virtual image to be presented by display optics in the head-mounted display device. Lighting information and an eye-position parameter may be received from an optical sensor system in the head-mounted display device. A blocking image may be generated in the opacity layer of the head-mounted display device based on the lighting information and the virtual image. The location of the blocking image in the opacity layer may be adjusted based on the eye-position parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Rod G. Fleck, David D. Bohn, Stephen Latta, Julia Meinershagen, Sebastian Sylvan, Brian McDowell, Jeff Cole, Jeffrey Alan Kohler
  • Publication number: 20130194304
    Abstract: A method for presenting real and virtual images correctly positioned with respect to each other. The method includes, in a first field of view, receiving a first real image of an object and displaying a first virtual image. The method also includes, in a second field of view oriented independently relative to the first field of view, receiving a second real image of the object and displaying a second virtual image, the first and second virtual images positioned coincidently within a coordinate system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: Stephen Latta, Darren Bennett, Peter Tobias Kinnebrew, Kevin Geisner, Brian Mount, Arthur Tomlin, Mike Scavezze, Daniel McCulloch, David Nister, Drew Steedly, Jeffrey Alan Kohler, Ben Sugden, Sebastian Sylvan
  • Publication number: 20130194259
    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: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    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: 20130141434
    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: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: Ben Sugden, Darren Bennett, Brian Mount, Sebastian Sylvan, Arthur Tomlin, Ryan Hastings, Daniel McCulloch, Kevin Geisner, Robert Crocco, JR.
  • Publication number: 20110210982
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for rendering low latency resource objects by providing the latest position data from a central processing unit for the low latency resource object right before a graphic processing unit is to render the low latency resource object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Sebastian Sylvan, Nicholas Burton