Patents by Inventor Stephen A. Pombo

Stephen A. Pombo 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: 9817232
    Abstract: To assist with hands-free computing, the Head Mounted Display or Headset Computer utilizes a series of user configurable Home Pages that contain the shortcuts and widgets the user wants and one or more head movements. This allows the user to design a user interface environment which gives desired information, in the desired order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Craig Lindley, James Woodall, David Niland, Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Christopher Parkinson, Stephen A. Pombo
  • Patent number: 9740239
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a head worn computer comprising a housing, wherein the housing includes at least one spring applying inward force to a user's head, a plurality of regions, the regions being able to be flexible regions or stiff regions, and two end regions, configured to wrap around a portion of the user's head, such that the two end regions are located at the front of the user's head, and each of the two end regions are on opposite sides of the user's head. In another embodiment, a method of configuring a head worn computer to a user, using the above mentioned head worn computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen A. Pombo, Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Temujin W. Kuechle, Raphael Hebert, David Diepersloot
  • Patent number: 9620144
    Abstract: Presented are improvements for speech recognition systems used to control devices. Features include two-stage confirmation, two-stage limited speech recognition mode, and two-stage wake-up for speech driven applications and systems. A headset computer device includes such staged confirmation operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Parkinson, Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Stephen A. Pombo, David B. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 9507772
    Abstract: A method of, and corresponding headset computer for, performing instant speech translation including, establishing a local network including a link between a first and a second headset computer in which preferred language settings of each headset computer are exchanged, transmitting captured speech in a first language from a first headset computer to a network-based speech recognition service to recognize and transcribe the captured speech as text, receiving the text at the first headset computer, broadcasting the text over the local network to at least the second headset computer, receiving the text at the second headset computer, transmitting the received text from the second headset computer to a network-based text translation service to translate the text to a text in a second language, receiving the text in the second language at the second headset computer from the network-based text translation service, and displaying the translated text at the second headset computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Parkinson, Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, David Bruce Ferguson, Stephen A. Pombo
  • Patent number: 9442290
    Abstract: A system performs stable control of moving devices (such as a helicopter or robot) with attached camera(s), providing live imagery back to a head-mounted computer (HMC). The HMC controls the moving device. The HMC user specifies a desired path or location for the moving device. Camera images enable the user-specified instructions to be followed accurately and the device's position to be maintained thereafter. A method of controlling a moving device with a headset computer includes analyzing, at the headset computer, at least one image received from the moving device to form an indication of change in position of the moving device. The method displays to a user of the headset computer the indication of change in position of the moving device. The method can additionally include enabling the user to control the moving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Parkinson, Stephen A. Pombo, Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, David Hollick
  • Patent number: 9417660
    Abstract: In one embodiment, collapsible head mounted computer (CHMC) transforms between a collapsed and headset form via joints embedded in the structure of the headset. Joints can be in the back or sides of the CHMC. The CHMC in the headset form is configured to be mounted on the user's head. The headset form presents the display in front of the user's eye, or in the peripheral vision of the user's eye. The CHMC in the collapsed form is designed to minimize empty space to fill a smaller volume. In this manner, the CHMC can be stored away easily. The CHMC may also include an electronics module enabling onboard processing or an onboard power source to operate electronics modules and a display without an outside electrical connection. The CMHC may also employ near field communication on circuit board near joints to allow for communication regardless of the form of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen A. Pombo, Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Temujin W. Kuechle, Raphael Hebert, David Diepersloot, David Bruce Ferguson
  • Patent number: 9316827
    Abstract: To assist with hands-free computing, the Head Mounted Display or Headset Computer utilizes a series of user configurable Home Pages that contain the shortcuts and widgets the user wants. This allows the user to design a user interface environment which gives him the information he wants, in the order he wants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Craig Lindley, James Woodall, David Niland, Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Christopher Parkinson, Stephen A. Pombo
  • Patent number: 9310613
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a monocular display with a wireless communications interface, a user input device, a transmitter, and a controller. The monocular display is positioned relative to the user's eye to display images to the user while occluding less than half of the user's maximum viewing space. The apparatus can incorporate a wireless communication controller that not only provides a video link to a host device, but also provides for control and management of a host device and other more devices. In this context, a host device may be any appropriate device that sources audio, video, text, office functionality and other information, such as a cell phone, personal computer, laptop, media player, and/or the like. The apparatus and the host may support Microsoft Windows SideShow, Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), and Virtual Network Computing (VNC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Stephen A. Pombo, Christopher Parkinson
  • Patent number: 9301085
    Abstract: A headset computer includes a removablely attachable cellular radio. The cellular radio when detached from the headset computer may be coupled to a docking station for WIFI or similar network communication to the headset computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Parkinson, Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Stephen A. Pombo, David Bruce Ferguson
  • Patent number: 9298011
    Abstract: A wearable electronic eyewear display can include a head band member having two side portions which are connected together at rear portions thereof, for being worn in a generally horizontal orientation on a user's head. A display arm can extend forwardly from one of the side portions of the head band member and can have an active display device for positioning in front of one eye of the user for viewing. The two side portions of the head band member can have two pairs of ear capture structures on opposing top and bottom surfaces or edges of the head band member for engaging top portions of the user's ears with one of the two pairs of ear capture structures at a given time, and for allowing the head band member to be worn with the display arm extending in front of one eye or flipped over to be worn with the display arm extending in front of the other eye, while engaging the ears of the user in either orientation with a respective one pair of ear capture structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen A. Pombo
  • Patent number: 9294607
    Abstract: The present invention related to human/computer interfaces and more particularly to a headset computing display device that accepts voice commands and tracks head motions to provide command inputs to and receive display information from a software application executed on a host computing device. An example embodiment of the present invention includes a method of, and corresponding system for, operating a native Smartphone or PC application, simultaneously displaying an output of the application through the Smartphone or PC screen and a headset computing display device, and using speech and head tracking commands to control the native application. The present invention enables hands-free operation of a Smartphone or PC application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Christopher Parkinson, Stephen A. Pombo, James Woodall, David Hollick
  • Patent number: 9235262
    Abstract: A remote control microdisplay device that uses hand and head movement and voice commands to control the parameters of a field of view for the microdisplay within a larger virtual display area associated with a host application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Christopher Parkinson, Stephen A. Pombo
  • Patent number: 9217868
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a monocular display with a wireless communications interface, a user input device, a transmitter, receiver and a controller. The controller is configured to control the transmitter for sending and receiving control signals to and from an external device via the wireless interface. The monocular display is positioned relative to the user's dominant eye to display images to the user while occluding less than half of the user's maximum viewing space, while enabling the user to send and receive audible information or music.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Stephen A. Pombo
  • Publication number: 20150346489
    Abstract: To assist with hands-free computing, the Head Mounted Display or Headset Computer utilizes a series of user configurable Home Pages that contain the shortcuts and widgets the user wants and one or more head movements. This allows the user to design a user interface environment which gives desired information, in the desired order.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Craig Lindley, James Woodall, David Niland, Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Christopher Parkinson, Stephen A. Pombo
  • Publication number: 20150334218
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a monocular display with a wireless communications interface, a user input device, a transmitter, and a controller. The monocular display is positioned relative to the user's eye to display images to the user while occluding less than half of the user's maximum viewing space. The apparatus can incorporate a wireless communication controller that not only provides a video link to a host device, but also provides for control and management of a host device and other more devices. In this context, a host device may be any appropriate device that sources audio, video, text, office functionality and other information, such as a cell phone, personal computer, laptop, media player, and/or the like. The apparatus and the host may support Microsoft Windows SideShow, Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), and Virtual Network Computing (VNC).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Stephen A. Pombo, Christopher Parkinson
  • Patent number: 9152378
    Abstract: A headset computer that includes a wireless front end that interprets spoken commands and/or hand motions and/or body gestures to selectively activate subsystem components only as needed to carry out specific commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Christopher Parkinson, Stephen A. Pombo
  • Patent number: 9134793
    Abstract: A Head-tracker is built into a headset computer as a user input device. A user interface navigation tool utilizes the head tracking but with inertial control. The navigation tool is formed of two different sized circles concentrically depicted, and a pointer. The pointer is moveable within the two circles defining inner and outer boundaries. The pointer represents user's head position and movement sensed by the head tracker. The HSC displays a document and pans (navigates) the document as a function of user head movement sensed by the head tracker and illustrated by the navigation tool. The direction of movement of the pointer depicted in the navigation tool defines pan direction of the displayed document. Pan speed of the displayed document is defined based on position of the pointer, with respect to the inner and outer circle boundaries in the navigation tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Lee McDonald, Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Stephen A. Pombo, Christopher Parkinson
  • Patent number: 9122307
    Abstract: A head mounted microdisplay (HMD) device that uses hand, body, head movement or gesture and voice commands to control interaction with a local processor or host computer. The local processor overlays information, such as onto an operating system desktop or application program menu, indicating the motion, gesture, and/or voice input needed to activate an associated action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Christopher Parkinson, Stephen A. Pombo
  • Patent number: 9116340
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a monocular display with a wireless communications interface, a user input device, a transmitter, and a controller. The monocular display is positioned relative to the user's eye to display images to the user while occluding less than half of the user's maximum viewing space. The apparatus can incorporate a wireless communication controller that not only provides a video link to a host device, but also provides for control and management of a host device and other more devices. In this context, a host device may be any appropriate device that sources audio, video, text, office functionality and other information, such as a cell phone, personal computer, laptop, media player, and/or the like. The apparatus and the host may support Microsoft Windows SideShow, Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), and Virtual Network Computing (VNC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Stephen A. Pombo, Christopher Parkinson
  • Publication number: 20150072672
    Abstract: The present invention related to human/computer interfaces and more particularly to a headset computing display device that accepts voice commands and tracks head motions to provide command inputs to and receive display information from a software application executed on a host computing device. An example embodiment of the present invention includes a method of, and corresponding system for, operating a native Smartphone or PC application, simultaneously displaying an output of the application through the Smartphone or PC screen and a headset computing display device, and using speech and head tracking commands to control the native application. The present invention enables hands-free operation of a Smartphone or PC application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Christopher Parkinson, Stephen A. Pombo, James Woodall, David Hollick