Patents by Inventor Simon Gustafsson

Simon Gustafsson 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: 9830513
    Abstract: A method for panning content on a display of a wearable device is disclosed. The method may include determining, via an eye tracking device, a gaze direction of a user. The method may also include determining, via a movement detection system, a head direction of the user. The method may further include, based at least in part on the gaze direction and the head direction both being consistent with a particular direction, causing content displayed on a display of the wearable device to be panned in the particular direction. The method may additionally include determining during panning of the content, via the eye tracking device, that the gaze direction of the user has returned to a neutral position. The method may moreover include, based at least in part on the gaze direction of the user returning to the neutral position, causing content displayed on the display to stop panning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Simon Gustafsson, Henrik Björk, Fredrik Lindh, Anders Olsson
  • Publication number: 20170316264
    Abstract: A system for determining a gaze direction of a user of a wearable device is disclosed. The system may include a primary lens, an illuminator, an image sensor, and an interface. The illuminator may include a light guide, may be disposed at least partially on or in the primary lens, and may be configured to illuminate at least one eye of a user. The image sensor may be disposed on or in the primary lens, and may be configured to detect light reflected by the at least one eye of the user. The interface may be configured to provide data from the image sensor to a processor for determining a gaze direction of the user based at least in part on light detected by the image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Simon Gustafsson, Anders Kingbäck, Peter Blixt, Richard Hainzl, Mårten Skogö
  • Patent number: 9779299
    Abstract: A method of presenting gaze-point data of a subject detected by an eye-tracking unit includes presenting a test scene picture acquired by a camera unit, and displaying shapes on the test scene picture. The shapes represent momentary gaze points of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: TOBII AB
    Inventors: Johan Strombom, Marten Skogo, Per Nystedt, Simon Gustafsson, John Mikael Holtz Elvesjo, Peter Blixt
  • Patent number: 9710058
    Abstract: A portable eye tracker device is disclosed which includes a frame, at least one optics holding member, and a control unit. The frame may be adapted for wearing by a user. The at least one optics holding member may include at least one illuminator configured to selectively illuminate at least a portion of at least one eye of the user, and at least one image sensor configured to capture image data representing images of at least a portion of at least one eye of the user. The control unit may be configured to control the at least one illuminator for the selective illumination of at least a portion of at least one eye of the user, receive the image data from the at least one image sensor, and calibrate at least one illuminator, at least one image sensor, or an algorithm of the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Simon Gustafsson, Anders Kingbäck, Markus Cederlund
  • Patent number: 9665172
    Abstract: A portable eye tracker device is disclosed which includes a frame, at least one optics holding member, and a control unit. The frame may be adapted for wearing by a user and include an eyeglass frame having a nose bridge. The at least one optics holding member may include at least one illuminator configured to selectively illuminate at least a portion of at least one eye of the user and at least one image sensor configured to capture image data representing images of at least a portion of at least one eye of the user. The optics holding member may be coupled with the nose bridge. The control unit may be configured to control the at least one illuminator for the selective illumination of at least a portion of at least one eye of the user, and receive the image data from the at least one image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Erik Engwall, Jonas Andersson, Richard Hainzl, Simon Gustafsson
  • Publication number: 20170090562
    Abstract: A method for panning content on a display of a wearable device is disclosed. The method may include determining, via an eye tracking device, a gaze direction of a user. The method may also include determining, via a movement detection system, a head direction of the user. The method may further include, based at least in part on the gaze direction and the head direction both being consistent with a particular direction, causing content displayed on a display of the wearable device to be panned in the particular direction. The method may additionally include determining during panning of the content, via the eye tracking device, that the gaze direction of the user has returned to a neutral position. The method may moreover include, based at least in part on the gaze direction of the user returning to the neutral position, causing content displayed on the display to stop panning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Simon Gustafsson, Henrik Björk, Fredrik Lindh, Anders Olsson
  • Publication number: 20170090564
    Abstract: A system for determining a gaze direction of a user in a wearable device is disclosed. The system may include a display device, a primary lens, an illuminator, and a plurality of imaging device. The primary lens may be disposed in front of the display device. The illuminator may be configured to illuminate an eye of a user. The plurality of imaging devices may be disposed on or in the primary lens to detect light reflected by the eye of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Simon Gustafsson, Anders Kingbäck, Peter Blixt, Richard Hainzl
  • Publication number: 20170090563
    Abstract: A method for mapping an input device to a virtual object in virtual space displayed on a display device is disclosed. The method may include determining, via an eye tracking device, a gaze direction of a user. The method may also include, based at least in part on the gaze direction being directed to a virtual object in virtual space displayed on a display device, modifying an action to be taken by one or more processors in response to receiving a first input from an input device. The method may further include, thereafter, in response to receiving the input from the input device, causing the action to occur, wherein the action correlates the first input to an interaction with the virtual object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Simon Gustafsson, Alexey Bezugly, Anders Kingbäck, Anders Clausen
  • Publication number: 20170091549
    Abstract: A system for determining a gaze direction of a user is disclosed. The system may include a first illuminator, a first profile sensor, and at least one processor. The first illuminator may be configured to illuminate an eye of a user. The first profile sensor may be configured to detect light reflected by the eye of the user. The processor(s) may be configured to determine a gaze direction of the user based at least in part on light detected by the first profile sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Simon Gustafsson, Daniel Johansson Tornéus, Jonas Andersson, Johannes Kron, Mårten Skogö, Ralf Biedert
  • Patent number: 9495589
    Abstract: A gaze-point detection system includes at least one infrared (IR) signal source to be placed in a test scene as a reference point, a pair of eye glasses to be worn by a person, and a data processing and storage unit for calculating a gaze point of the person wearing the pair of eye glasses. The pair of eye glasses includes an image sensor, an eye-tracking unit and a camera. The image sensor detects IR signals from the at least one IR signal source and generates an IR signal source tracking signal. The eye-tracking unit determines adapted to determine the gaze direction of the person and generates an eye-tracking signal, and the camera acquires a test scene picture. The data processing and storage unit communicates with the pair of eye glasses and calculates the gaze point relative to the test scene picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: TOBII AB
    Inventors: Johan Strombom, Marten Skogo, Per Nystedt, Simon Gustafsson, John Mikael Holtz Elvesjö, Peter Blixt
  • Publication number: 20160328016
    Abstract: A portable eye tracker device is disclosed which includes a frame, at least one optics holding member, a movement sensor, and a control unit. The frame may be a frame adapted for wearing by a user. The at least one optics holding member may include at least one illuminator configured to selectively illuminate at least a portion of at least one eye of the user, and at least one image sensor configured to capture image data representing images of at least a portion of at least one eye of the user. The movement sensor may be configured to detect movement of the frame. The control unit may be configured to control the at least one illuminator for the selective illumination of at least a portion of at least one eye of the user, receive the image data from the image sensors, and receive information from the movement sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Jonas Andersson, Anders Kingbäck, Simon Gustafsson
  • Patent number: 9041787
    Abstract: A portable eye tracker device is disclosed which includes a frame, at least one optics holding member, and a control unit. The frame may be adapted for wearing by a user. The at least one optics holding member may include at least one illuminator configured to selectively illuminate at least a portion of at least one eye of the user, and at least one image sensor configured to capture image data representing images of at least a portion of at least one eye of the user. The control unit may be configured to control the at least one illuminator for the selective illumination of at least a portion of at least one eye of the user, and receive the image data from the at least one image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: TOBII AB
    Inventors: Jonas Andersson, Simon Gustafsson, Erik Engwall, Richard Hainzl, Anders Clausen, Jan Norden
  • Publication number: 20150061996
    Abstract: A portable eye tracker device is disclosed which includes a frame, at least one optics holding member, and a control unit. The frame may be adapted for wearing by a user and include an eyeglass frame having a nose bridge. The at least one optics holding member may include at least one illuminator configured to selectively illuminate at least a portion of at least one eye of the user and at least one image sensor configured to capture image data representing images of at least a portion of at least one eye of the user. The optics holding member may be coupled with the nose bridge. The control unit may be configured to control the at least one illuminator for the selective illumination of at least a portion of at least one eye of the user, and receive the image data from the at least one image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: TOBII TECHNOLOGY AB
    Inventors: Simon Gustafsson, Jonas Andersson, Erik Engwall, Richard Hainzl, Lars-Ola Leksén, Markus Cederlund
  • Publication number: 20150062322
    Abstract: A portable eye tracker device is disclosed which includes a frame, at least one optics holding member, and a control unit. The frame may be adapted for wearing by a user. The at least one optics holding member may include at least one illuminator configured to selectively illuminate at least a portion of at least one eye of the user, and at least one image sensor configured to capture image data representing images of at least a portion of at least one eye of the user. The control unit may be configured to control the at least one illuminator for the selective illumination of at least a portion of at least one eye of the user, and receive the image data from the at least one image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: TOBBI TECHNOLOGY AB
    Inventors: Simon Gustafsson, Jonas Andersson, Erik Engwall, Richard Hainzl, Lars-Ola Leksén, Markus Cederlund
  • Publication number: 20150061995
    Abstract: A portable eye tracker device is disclosed which includes a frame, at least one optics holding member, a movement sensor, and a control unit. The frame may be a frame adapted for wearing by a user. The at least one optics holding member may include at least one illuminator configured to selectively illuminate at least a portion of at least one eye of the user, and at least one image sensor configured to capture image data representing images of at least a portion of at least one eye of the user. The movement sensor may be configured to detect movement of the frame. The control unit may be configured to control the at least one illuminator for the selective illumination of at least a portion of at least one eye of the user, receive the image data from the image sensors, and receive information from the movement sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: TOBBI TECHNOLOGY AB
    Inventors: Simon Gustafsson, Jonas Andersson, Erik Engwall, Richard Hainzl, Lars-Ola Leksén, Markus Cederlund
  • Publication number: 20150062323
    Abstract: A portable eye tracker device is disclosed which includes a frame, at least one optics holding member, and a control unit. The frame may be adapted for wearing by a user. The at least one optics holding member may include at least one illuminator configured to selectively illuminate at least a portion of at least one eye of the user, and at least one image sensor configured to capture image data representing images of at least a portion of at least one eye of the user. The control unit may be configured to control the at least one illuminator for the selective illumination of at least a portion of at least one eye of the user, receive the image data from the at least one image sensor, and calibrate at least one illuminator, at least one image sensor, or an algorithm of the control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: TOBBI TECHNOLOGY AB
    Inventors: Simon Gustafsson, Jonas Andersson, Erik Engwall, Richard Hainzl, Lars-Ola Leksén, Markus Cederlund
  • Publication number: 20140146156
    Abstract: A method of presenting gaze-point data of a subject detected by an eye-tracking unit includes presenting a test scene picture acquired by a camera unit, and displaying shapes on the test scene picture. The shapes represent momentary gaze points of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: TOBII TECHNOLOGY AB
    Inventors: Johan Strombom, Marten Skogo, Per Nystedt, Simon Gustafsson, John Mikael Holtz Elvesjo, Peter Blixt
  • Publication number: 20110279666
    Abstract: A gaze-point detection system includes at least one infrared (IR) signal source to be placed in a test scene as a reference point, a pair of eye glasses to be worn by a person, and a data processing and storage unit for calculating a gaze point of the person wearing the pair of eye glasses. The pair of eye glasses includes an image sensor, an eye-tracking unit and a camera. The image sensor detects IR signals from the at least one IR signal source and generates an IR signal source tracking signal. The eye-tracking unit determines adapted to determine the gaze direction of the person and generates an eye-tracking signal, and the camera acquires a test scene picture. The data processing and storage unit communicates with the pair of eye glasses and calculates the gaze point relative to the test scene picture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Johan Strömbom, Simon Gustafsson, Marten Skogo, John Mikael Holtz Elvesjö, Per Nystedt, Peter Blixt