Patents by Inventor Seth Raphael

Seth Raphael 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: 11567569
    Abstract: A wearable computing device includes a frame, a camera mounted on the frame so as to capture images of an environment outside of the wearable computing device, a display device mounted on the frame so as to display the images captured by the camera, and at least one eye gaze tracking device mounted on the frame so as to track a gaze directed at the images displayed by the display device. In response to the detection of a fixation of the gaze on the display of images, the system may identify a pixel area corresponding to a fixation point of the fixation gaze on the display of images. The system may identify an object in the ambient environment corresponding to the identified pixel area, and set the identified object as a selected object for user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jason Todd Spencer, Seth Raphael, Sofien Bouaziz
  • Publication number: 20220350997
    Abstract: A head-mounted device (HMD) can be configured to determine a request for recognizing at least one content item included within content framed within a display of the HMD. The HMD can be configured to initiate a head-tracking process that maintains a coordinate system with respect to the content, and a pointer-tracking process that tracks a pointer that is visible together with the content within the display. The HMD can be configured to capture a first image of the content and a second image of the content, the second image including the pointer. The HMD can be configured to map a location of the pointer within the second image to a corresponding image location within the first image, using the coordinate system, and provide the at least one content item from the corresponding image location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Qinge Wu, Grant Yoshida, Catherine Boulanger, Erik Hubert Dolly Goossens, Cem Keskin, Sofien Bouaziz, Jonathan James Taylor, Nidhi Rathi, Seth Raphael
  • Publication number: 20220326766
    Abstract: A wearable computing device includes a frame, a camera mounted on the frame so as to capture images of an environment outside of the wearable computing device, a display device mounted on the frame so as to display the images captured by the camera, and at least one eye gaze tracking device mounted on the frame so as to track a gaze directed at the images displayed by the display device. In response to the detection of a fixation of the gaze on the display of images, the system may identify a pixel area corresponding to a fixation point of the fixation gaze on the display of images. The system may identify an object in the ambient environment corresponding to the identified pixel area, and set the identified object as a selected object for user interaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Jason Todd Spencer, Seth Raphael, Sofien Bouaziz
  • Patent number: 11435857
    Abstract: In a general aspect, a head-mounted device (HMD) can be configured to receive a selection of a mode of operation of a content reader of the HMD from a plurality of modes of operation, and initiate, in response to the selection, a content capture process to capture content within a field of view (FOV) of a camera of the HMD. The HMD can be further configured to identify, in the captured content, a plurality of content items, receive a navigation command to select a content item from the plurality of content items, and provide, in response to the navigation command, readback of the selected content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Qinge Wu, Seth Raphael, Alexander Gregory Chu, David Yu Chen, Mike Ma
  • Publication number: 20220051018
    Abstract: A method of vertical planar surface detection includes identifying, at an electronic device (100), a plurality of feature points (124, 126, 128) of an environment (112) proximate the electronic device based on imagery captured at the electronic device and based on received non-visual pose information (142) obtained from non-visual sensors (610). The electronic device queries (406) the plurality of feature points to identify one or more planar surfaces in the imagery captured at the electronic device. Further, the electronic device computes (408) a plurality of oriented point vectors associated with the one or more planar surfaces. A vertical planar surface (204, 206) is detected based at least in part on one or more of the plurality of oriented point vectors being aligned in a direction perpendicular to gravity within a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Luca PRASSO, Seth RAPHAEL
  • Patent number: 11151792
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a method for creating a three-dimensional map for augmented reality (AR) localization includes obtaining a digital representation of a scene of an AR environment, where the digital representation has been captured by a computing device. The method includes identifying, using a machine learning (ML) model, a region of the digital representation having visual data identified as likely to change, and removing a portion of the digital representation that corresponds to the region of the digital representation to obtain a reduced digital representation, where the reduced digital representation is used to generate a three-dimensional (3D) map for the AR environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Elena Nattinger, Seth Raphael, Austin McCasland
  • Patent number: 11055919
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a method for managing augmented reality (AR) content in an AR environment includes obtaining image data associated with a scene of an AR environment, where the AR environment includes AR content positioned in a coordinate space of the AR environment. The method includes detecting a physical object from the image data, associating the physical object with the AR content, and storing coordinates of the AR content and information indicating that the physical object is associated with the AR content in an AR scene storage for future AR localization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Elena Nattinger, Austin McCasland, Seth Raphael
  • Publication number: 20200342669
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a method for managing augmented reality (AR) content in an AR environment includes obtaining image data associated with a scene of an AR environment, where the AR environment includes AR content positioned in a coordinate space of the AR environment. The method includes detecting a physical object from the image data, associating the physical object with the AR content, and storing coordinates of the AR content and information indicating that the physical object is associated with the AR content in an AR scene storage for future AR localization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Elena Nattinger, Austin McCasland, Seth Raphael
  • Publication number: 20200342670
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a method for creating a three-dimensional map for augmented reality (AR) localization includes obtaining a digital representation of a scene of an AR environment, where the digital representation has been captured by a computing device. The method includes identifying, using a machine learning (ML) model, a region of the digital representation having visual data identified as likely to change, and removing a portion of the digital representation that corresponds to the region of the digital representation to obtain a reduced digital representation, where the reduced digital representation is used to generate a three-dimensional (3D) map for the AR environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Elena Nattinger, Seth Raphael, Austin McCasland
  • Patent number: 10554953
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, from a device displaying a portion of a first frame of a streaming 360 degree video, an indication that a seek operation is triggered, the portion of the first frame being based on a view point of a user of the device, selecting a second frame of the streaming 360 degree video based on the seek operation, encoding a first portion of the second frame and a second portion of the second frame, the first portion of the second frame corresponding to the portion of the first frame, and communicating the encoded portion of the second frame to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Seth Raphael
  • Patent number: 10402153
    Abstract: Example implementations may relate to creation and control of channels. In particular, a computing device may receive a first channel-addition request indicating content from a first audio-provider service and may responsively send to a server an instruction to establish a first channel that provides access to content from the first audio-provider service via an application-program account. With this arrangement, a subsequent second channel-addition request may then similarly lead to establishment of a second channel that provides access to content from the second audio-provider service via the application-program account. After channel-additions, the device may determine a first selection of the added first channel and may responsively cause content from the first audio-provider service to be output by an audio output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Seth Raphael, Ben Murdoch, Matthew David Tait, Cody Sumter
  • Patent number: 10403327
    Abstract: Systems and methods for playing back content based on external content are provided. An example system and method may identify content based on an environment in which a content-playback device is located. The example system and method may also detect a playback-initiation action performed by a user of the content-playback device and identify a content-playback position based on the playback-initiation action. The example system and method may also trigger playback of the content on the content-playback device based on the identified content-playback position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Seth Raphael, Hayes S. Raffle, Xavier Benavides Palos
  • Publication number: 20190191147
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, from a device displaying a portion of a first frame of a streaming 360 degree video, an indication that a seek operation is triggered, the portion of the first frame being based on a view point of a user of the device, selecting a second frame of the streaming 360 degree video based on the seek operation, encoding a first portion of the second frame and a second portion of the second frame, the first portion of the second frame corresponding to the portion of the first frame, and communicating the encoded portion of the second frame to the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventor: Seth Raphael
  • Patent number: 10222924
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and devices for an interactive cord with resistance touchpoints. An interactive cord includes an audio wire, and a fabric cover that covers the audio wire. The fabric cover includes at least one conductive thread integrated into the fabric cover to form at least one touchpoint at which the conductive thread makes contact with the audio wire when the touchpoint is pressed. The contact of the conductive thread with the audio wire creates a resistance value that is mapped to a control. The resistance value is based on a resistance of the conductive thread and a length of the conductive thread from a base of the interactive cord to the touchpoint. The resistance value is detectable by a controller implemented at a computing device that is coupled to the interactive cord. In response to detection of the resistance value, the controller triggers the control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Karissa A. Sawyer, Seungyon Lee, Seth Raphael, Thad Eugene Starner, Jonathan Moeller
  • Publication number: 20190004635
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and devices for an interactive cord with resistance touchpoints. An interactive cord includes an audio wire, and a fabric cover that covers the audio wire. The fabric cover includes at least one conductive thread integrated into the fabric cover to form at least one touchpoint at which the conductive thread makes contact with the audio wire when the touchpoint is pressed. The contact of the conductive thread with the audio wire creates a resistance value that is mapped to a control. The resistance value is based on a resistance of the conductive thread and a length of the conductive thread from a base of the interactive cord to the touchpoint. The resistance value is detectable by a controller implemented at a computing device that is coupled to the interactive cord. In response to detection of the resistance value, the controller triggers the control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Google LLC
    Inventors: Karissa A. Sawyer, Seungyon Lee, Seth Raphael, Thad Eugene Starner, Jonathan Moeller
  • Publication number: 20180247676
    Abstract: Systems and methods for playing back content based on external content are provided. An example system and method may identify content based on an environment in which a content-playback device is located. The example system and method may also detect a playback-initiation action performed by a user of the content-playback device and identify a content-playback position based on the playback-initiation action. The example system and method may also trigger playback of the content on the content-playback device based on the identified content-playback position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Seth Raphael, Hayes S. Raffle, Xavier Benavides Palos
  • Publication number: 20180067716
    Abstract: Example implementations may relate to creation and control of channels. In particular, a computing device may receive a first channel-addition request indicating content from a first audio-provider service and may responsively send to a server an instruction to establish a first channel that provides access to content from the first audio-provider service via an application-program account. With this arrangement, a subsequent second channel-addition request may then similarly lead to establishment of a second channel that provides access to content from the second audio-provider service via the application-program account. After channel-additions, the device may determine a first selection of the added first channel and may responsively cause content from the first audio-provider service to be output by an audio output device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Seth Raphael, Ben Murdoch, Matthew David Tait, Cody Sumter
  • Patent number: 9886099
    Abstract: An adaptive interface device that is programmable and a system and method of programming an adaptive interface device. To program the adaptive interface device, a user navigates navigable data structure stored on the adaptive interface device through certain combinations of user inputs using the programmable inputs. The adaptive interface device outputs navigation codes indicative of the user's navigation of the navigable data structure. A connected computer receives and interprets the navigation codes and provides visual feedback to a user to assist in programming. More particularly, a web browser of the connected computer receives the navigation codes and provides the user with a graphical representation of the navigable data structure and the user's navigation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: JOYLABZ LLC
    Inventors: Jay Silver, Seth Raphael, Yotam Mann
  • Patent number: 9841943
    Abstract: Example implementations may relate to creation and control of channels. In particular, a computing device may receive a first channel-addition request indicating content from a first audio-provider service and may responsively send to a server an instruction to establish a first channel that provides access to content from the first audio-provider service via an application-program account. With this arrangement, a subsequent second channel-addition request may then similarly lead to establishment of a second channel that provides access to content from the second audio-provider service via the application-program account. After channel-additions, the device may determine a first selection of the added first channel and may responsively cause content from the first audio-provider service to be output by an audio output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Seth Raphael, Ben Murdoch, Matthew David Tait, Cody Sumter
  • Publication number: 20170351481
    Abstract: Example implementations may relate to creation and control of channels. In particular, a computing device may receive a first channel-addition request indicating content from a first audio-provider service and may responsively send to a server an instruction to establish a first channel that provides access to content from the first audio-provider service via an application-program account. With this arrangement, a subsequent second channel-addition request may then similarly lead to establishment of a second channel that provides access to content from the second audio-provider service via the application-program account. After channel-additions, the device may determine a first selection of the added first channel and may responsively cause content from the first audio-provider service to be output by an audio output device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Seth Raphael, Ben Murdoch, Matthew David Tait, Cody Sumter