Patents by Inventor Simon TCHEDIKIAN

Simon TCHEDIKIAN 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: 11445107
    Abstract: Systems and methods associated with determining a pointing target of pointing device are disclosed. One embodiment disclosed herein is a method conducted with a control device having a pointing direction and an onboard imager. The field of view of the onboard imager includes the pointing direction. The method includes capturing a reference image, determining a characteristic quantity based on the reference image, generating a feedback message based on the characteristic quantity, and predicating a setup phase termination for the control device on the characteristic quantity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventors: Julien Colafrancesco, Simon Tchedikian, Simon Guillot, Louis Xiao Wang
  • Patent number: 11436914
    Abstract: Provided is a control object and a method for controlling a plurality of pieces of equipment. The method includes determining, with the control object, a piece of equipment to be controlled from the plurality of pieces of equipment based on a user pointing the control object at the piece of equipment to be controlled, adapting, with the control object, a control interface of the control object as a function of the piece of equipment to be controlled, receiving, through the control interface of the control object, at least one command from the user to control the piece of equipment to be controlled, generating, with the control object, control data configured to control the piece of equipment to be controlled based on the at least one command received from the user, and controlling the piece of equipment to be controlled by transmitting the control data with the control object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventor: Simon Tchedikian
  • Publication number: 20220207989
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for controlling a plurality of devices are provided. The system includes a remote control device comprising a processor configured to generate a carousel zone comprising at least a subset of graphical icons of a plurality of graphical icons, determine a first target device and a second target device from the plurality of devices, generate a first user interface based on the first target device, the first user interface associated with a first set of commands, in response to a user input, generate a second user interface based on the second target device, the second user interface associated with a second set of commands, control the first target device based on the first set of commands, and control the second target device based on the second set of commands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Simon Tchedikian, Mickael Touillaud, Pierre Garner, Thomas Droze, Julien Colafrancesco
  • Patent number: 11282375
    Abstract: Provided is a system, method, and apparatus for controlling a plurality of devices. The system includes a remote control device comprising a processor configured to generate a carousel zone comprising at least a subset of graphical icons of a plurality of graphical icons, determine a first target device and a second target device from the plurality of devices, generate a first user interface based on the first target device, the first user interface associated with a first set of commands, in response to a user input, generate a second user interface based on the second target device, the second user interface associated with a second set of commands, control the first target device based on the first set of commands, and control the second target device based on the second set of commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: 7HUGS LABS SAS
    Inventors: Simon Tchedikian, Mickael Touillaud, Pierre Garner, Thomas Droze, Julien Colafrancesco
  • Publication number: 20220051554
    Abstract: Provided is a system and method for creating a configuration for a plurality of devices. The method includes monitoring user interaction with a control device to control each of the plurality of devices, recording, while monitoring the user interaction with the control device, at least one configuration setting based on at least one user input provided to the control device, in response to further user input, storing the at least one configuration setting in at least one memory of the control device, associating a plurality of configuration settings with a scene object, the plurality of configuration settings comprising the at least one configuration setting, and in response to activation of the scene object via the control device, transmitting a plurality of control signals, the plurality of control signals based on the plurality of configuration settings and configured to control the plurality of devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Simon Tchedikian, Mickael Touillaud
  • Publication number: 20220053230
    Abstract: Provided is a system, method, and apparatus for creating a configuration for a control device. The method includes determining a plurality of devices controllable with the control device, wherein each device of the plurality of devices is associated with at least one device category, displaying a first set of device options corresponding to a first set of devices of the plurality of devices, displaying a second set of device options corresponding to a second set of devices of the plurality of devices, receiving a selection of a first device from the first set of device options and a second device from the second set of device options, associating the first device and the second device with a scene object, and in response to activation of the scene object via the control device, automatically generating a set of control signals configured to control the first device and the second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Simon Tchedikian, Mickael Touillaud
  • Publication number: 20220053578
    Abstract: Provided is a system, method, and apparatus for pairing a control device with a plurality of beacons. The method includes scanning for wireless signals to detect at least one beacon signal, determining, based on the at least one beacon signal, at least one beacon device that is not paired to the control device, and determining whether to initiate the automatic pairing operation based on the at least one beacon device that is not paired to the control device. In response to determining to initiate the automatic pairing operation, the method further includes automatically pairing the at least one beacon device to the control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Inventors: Nicolas Schodet, Simon Tchedikian, St├ęphane Jaubertou, Lionel Marty, Olivier Mandine
  • Publication number: 20210349177
    Abstract: Methods and systems related to the field of pointing devices are disclosed herein. A pointing device having a pointing direction can include at least two antennas aligned with the pointing direction. A pointing target can include at least one antenna that can transmit a signal to be received by the at least two antennas in the pointing device. A difference of the signal as received by each of the at least two antennas in the pointing device can be determined. An angle between the pointing direction and the pointing target can be determined using the difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: 7hugs Labs SAS
    Inventors: Julien Colafrancesco, Nicolas Schodet, Simon Tchedikian
  • Publication number: 20210272447
    Abstract: Provided is a system, method, and apparatus for controlling a plurality of devices. The system includes a remote control device comprising a processor configured to generate a carousel zone comprising at least a subset of graphical icons of a plurality of graphical icons, determine a first target device and a second target device from the plurality of devices, generate a first user interface based on the first target device, the first user interface associated with a first set of commands, in response to a user input, generate a second user interface based on the second target device, the second user interface associated with a second set of commands, control the first target device based on the first set of commands, and control the second target device based on the second set of commands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Inventors: Simon Tchedikian, Mickael Touillaud, Pierre Garner, Thomas Droze, Julien Colafrancesco
  • Patent number: 11002820
    Abstract: Methods and systems associated with aligning reference frames used for tracking an object are disclosed. One embodiment disclosed herein is a method for generating a transform between a first and second frame of reference (FOR) using a sequence of heading values of the object in the first and second FOR. The method comprises providing instructions to orient the object towards one or more external positioning devices in an orienting sequence. The method also comprises obtaining the sequence of heading values of the object in the second FOR using an onboard sensor and obtaining a sequence of position values of the object in the first FOR in accordance with the orienting sequence and using the one or more external positioning devices. The method also comprises deriving the sequence of heading values of the object in the first FOR using the sequence of position values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: 7hugs Labs SAS
    Inventors: Julien Colafrancesco, Simon Tchedikian, Nicolas Schodet, Simon Guillot
  • Patent number: 10969468
    Abstract: A recursive real time positioning system setup method for immediate convergence of functional system setup is disclosed. In one disclosed embodiment, a method for onboarding a set of positioning devices to a positioning system includes issuing a human-perceptible unconnected indicator from a first positioning device in the set of positioning devices. The method also includes detecting a connection using a wireless receiver on the first positioning device. The connection is between the first positioning device and a second positioning device in the set of positioning devices. The method also includes issuing, in direct and automatic response to the detecting of the connection, a human-perceptible connected indicator from the first positioning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: 7hugs Labs SAS
    Inventors: Julien Colafrancesco, Simon Tchedikian, Nicolas Schodet, Mickael Touillaud
  • Publication number: 20210070188
    Abstract: Methods and systems related to a charging station for a tracked mobile object are disclosed. In one embodiment, a charging station is provided. The charging station comprises a charging port for a remote control, a regulator that provides power from a power source to the charging port, a transceiver that transmits an outbound positioning signal to the remote control, and a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions for a method. The method comprises at least one of generating the outbound positioning signal and receiving an inbound positioning signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: 7hugs Labs SAS
    Inventors: Julien Colafrancesco, Simon Tchedikian, Nicolas Schodet, Stephane Jaubertou, Oliver Mandine, Lionel Marty
  • Publication number: 20210044741
    Abstract: Systems and methods associated with determining a pointing target of pointing device are disclosed. One embodiment disclosed herein is a method conducted with a control device having a pointing direction and an onboard imager. The field of view of the onboard imager includes the pointing direction. The method includes capturing a reference image, determining a characteristic quantity based on the reference image, generating a feedback message based on the characteristic quantity, and predicating a setup phase termination for the control device on the characteristic quantity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: 7hugs Labs SAS
    Inventors: Julien Colafrancesco, Simon Tchedikian, Simon Guillot, Louis Xiao Wang
  • Patent number: 10821848
    Abstract: Methods and systems related to a charging station for a tracked mobile object are disclosed. In one embodiment, a charging station is provided. The charging station comprises a charging port for a remote control, a regulator that provides power from a power source to the charging port, a transceiver that transmits an outbound positioning signal to the remote control, and a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions for a method. The method comprises at least one of generating the outbound positioning signal and receiving an inbound positioning signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: 7hugs Labs SAS
    Inventors: Julien Colafrancesco, Simon Tchedikian, Nicolas Schodet, Stephane Jaubertou, Oliver Mandine, Lionel Marty
  • Publication number: 20200031237
    Abstract: Methods and systems related to a charging station for a tracked mobile object are disclosed. In one embodiment, a charging station is provided. The charging station comprises a charging port for a remote control, a regulator that provides power from a power source to the charging port, a transceiver that transmits an outbound positioning signal to the remote control, and a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions for a method. The method comprises at least one of generating the outbound positioning signal and receiving an inbound positioning signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: 7hugs Labs SAS
    Inventors: Julien Colafrancesco, Simon Tchedikian, Nicolas Schodet, Stephane Jaubertou, Oliver Mandine, Lionel Marty
  • Publication number: 20200033437
    Abstract: Methods and systems associated with aligning reference frames used for tracking an object are disclosed. One embodiment disclosed herein is a method for generating a transform between a first and second frame of reference (FOR) using a sequence of heading values of the object in the first and second FOR. The method comprises providing instructions to orient the object towards one or more external positioning devices in an orienting sequence. The method also comprises obtaining the sequence of heading values of the object in the second FOR using an onboard sensor and obtaining a sequence of position values of the object in the first FOR in accordance with the orienting sequence and using the one or more external positioning devices. The method also comprises deriving the sequence of heading values of the object in the first FOR using the sequence of position values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: 7hugs Labs SAS
    Inventors: Julien Colafrancesco, Simon Tchedikian, Nicolas Schodet, Simon Guillot
  • Publication number: 20200033443
    Abstract: A recursive real time positioning system setup method for immediate convergence of functional system setup is disclosed. In one disclosed embodiment, a method for onboarding a set of positioning devices to a positioning system includes issuing a human-perceptible unconnected indicator from a first positioning device in the set of positioning devices. The method also includes detecting a connection using a wireless receiver on the first positioning device. The connection is between the first positioning device and a second positioning device in the set of positioning devices. The method also includes issuing, in direct and automatic response to the detecting of the connection, a human-perceptible connected indicator from the first positioning device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: 7hugs Labs SAS
    Inventors: Julien Colafrancesco, Simon Tchedikian, Nicolas Schodet, Mickael Touillaud
  • Publication number: 20190180609
    Abstract: Provided is a control object and a method for controlling a plurality of pieces of equipment. The method includes determining, with the control object, a piece of equipment to be controlled from the plurality of pieces of equipment based on a user pointing the control object at the piece of equipment to be controlled, adapting, with the control object, a control interface of the control object as a function of the piece of equipment to be controlled, receiving, through the control interface of the control object, at least one command from the user to control the piece of equipment to be controlled, generating, with the control object, control data configured to control the piece of equipment to be controlled based on the at least one command received from the user, and controlling the piece of equipment to be controlled by transmitting the control data with the control object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventor: Simon Tchedikian
  • Patent number: 10255799
    Abstract: A method for determining a piece of equipment to be controlled by a transportable control object disposed in a space having at least one positioning unit capable of determining the relative position of the control object relative to the positioning unit, the method including: a step of determining the position and the orientation of the control object in the space from the position of the at least one positioning unit, a step of determining a direction and a sense pointed at by the control object from the position and orientation of the control object determined in this way, and a step of determining a piece of equipment to be controlled in the space from the direction and sense determined in this way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: 7HUGS LABS
    Inventor: Simon Tchedikian
  • Patent number: D891453
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: 7hugs Labs SAS
    Inventors: Simon Tchedikian, Mickael Touillaud, Pierre Garner, Thomas Droze