Patents by Inventor Steven Bathiche

Steven Bathiche 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).

  • Publication number: 20190281282
    Abstract: Described herein is a multi-view display (based on spatial and/or temporal multiplexing) having an optimization mechanism that dynamically adjust views based upon detected state changes with respect to one or more views. The optimization mechanism determines viewing parameters (e.g., brightness and/or colors) for a view based upon a current position of the view, and/or on the multi-view display's capabilities. The state change may correspond to the view (a viewer's eye) moving towards another viewing zone, in which event new viewing parameters are determined, which may be in anticipation of entering the zone. Another state change corresponds to more views being needed than the display is capable of outputting, whereby one or more existing views are degraded, e.g., from 3D to 2D and/or from a personal video to a non-personal view. Conversely, a state change corresponding to excess capacity becoming available can result in enhancing a view to 3D and/or personal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Steven BATHICHE, Jaron Zepel LANIER
  • Patent number: 10356399
    Abstract: Described herein is a multi-view display (based on spatial and/or temporal multiplexing) having an optimization mechanism that dynamically adjust views based upon detected state changes with respect to one or more views. The optimization mechanism determines viewing parameters (e.g., brightness and/or colors) for a view based upon a current position of the view, and/or on the multi-view display's capabilities. The state change may correspond to the view (a viewer's eye) moving towards another viewing zone, in which event new viewing parameters are determined, which may be in anticipation of entering the zone. Another state change corresponds to more views being needed than the display is capable of outputting, whereby one or more existing views are degraded, e.g., from 3D to 2D and/or from a personal video to a non-personal view. Conversely, a state change corresponding to excess capacity becoming available can result in enhancing a view to 3D and/or personal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Bathiche, Jaron Zepel Lanier
  • Patent number: 10151960
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided for a backlight assembly for a display device. The backlight assembly includes a transparent waveguide layer, a plurality of light sources, and a tunable grating layer. The light sources are arranged along an edge of the waveguide layer. Each light source transmits light into the waveguide layer through the edge. The grating layer is coupled to the waveguide layer, and has multiple rows. Each row of the grating layer is segmented into a series of cells so the grating layer is sectioned into an array of cells. Each cell is independently controllable to either not extract incident light received from within the waveguide layer, or to extract the incident light for emission from the backlight assembly. In another configuration, the waveguide layer is not present, and the light sources transmit light directly into an edge of the grating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jiandong Huang, Steven Bathiche
  • Patent number: 10089937
    Abstract: Described is using a combination of which a multi-view display is provided by a combining spatial multiplexing (e.g., using a parallax barrier or lenslet), and temporal multiplexing (e.g., using a directed backlight). A scheduling algorithm generates different views by determining which light sources are illuminated at a particular time. Via the temporal multiplexing, different views may be in the same spatial viewing angle (spatial zone). Two of the views may correspond to two eyes of a person, with different video data sent to each eye to provide an autostereoscopic display for that person. Eye (head) tracking may be used to move the view or views with a person as that person moves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew D. Wilson, Steven Bathiche
  • Patent number: 10048763
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques for scaling and translating gestures such that the applicable gestures for control may vary depending on the user's distance from a gesture-based system. The techniques for scaling and translation may take the varying distances from which a user interacts with components of the gesture-based system, such as a computing environment or capture device, into consideration with respect to defining and/or recognizing gestures. In an example embodiment, the physical space is divided into virtual zones of interaction, and the system may scale or translate a gesture based on the zones. A set of gesture data may be associated with each virtual zone such that gestures appropriate for controlling aspects of the gesture-based system may vary throughout the physical space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Otto G. Berkes, Steven Bathiche, John Clavin, Ian LeGrow, Joseph Reginald Scott Molnar
  • Publication number: 20180213195
    Abstract: A “Concurrent Projector-Camera” uses an image projection device in combination with one or more cameras to enable various techniques that provide visually flicker-free projection of images or video, while real-time image or video capture is occurring in that same space. The Concurrent Projector-Camera provides this projection in a manner that eliminates video feedback into the real-time image or video capture. More specifically, the Concurrent Projector-Camera dynamically synchronizes a combination of projector lighting (or light-control points) on-state temporal compression in combination with on-state temporal shifting during each image frame projection to open a “capture time slot” for image capture during which no image is being projected. This capture time slot represents a tradeoff between image capture time and decreased brightness of the projected image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sasa Junuzovic, William Thomas Blank, Steven Bathiche, Anoop Gupta, Andrew D. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10033994
    Abstract: A method of displaying visual information to different viewer-eyes includes receiving eye strength data indicative of a deficiency of a weak viewer-eye with respect to a dominant viewer-eye. The method further includes causing a 3D-display system to display a first perspective of an image to the weak viewer-eye and causing the 3D-display system to display a second perspective of the image to the dominant viewer-eye. A difference between the first perspective and the second perspective is a variation of a display characteristic of one of the first and second perspectives where the variation is made in accordance with the indicated deficiency of the weak viewer-eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Steven Bathiche, Alistair K. Chan, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Jaron Lanier, John L. Manferdelli, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10007330
    Abstract: A sensor manager provides dynamic input fusion using thermal imaging to identify and segment a region of interest. Thermal overlay is used to focus heterogeneous sensors on regions of interest according to optimal sensor ranges and to reduce ambiguity of objects of interest. In one implementation, a thermal imaging sensor locates a region of interest that includes an object of interest within predetermined wavelengths. Based on the thermal imaging sensor input, the regions each of the plurality of sensors are focused on and the parameters each sensor employs to capture data from a region of interest are dynamically adjusted. The thermal imaging sensor input may be used during data pre-processing to dynamically eliminate or reduce unnecessary data and to dynamically focus data processing on sensor input corresponding to a region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Raghu Murthi, Steven Bathiche, John Allen Tardif, Nicholas Robert Baker
  • Patent number: 10001845
    Abstract: A 3D silhouette sensing system is described which comprises a stereo camera and a light source. In an embodiment, a 3D sensing module triggers the capture of pairs of images by the stereo camera at the same time that the light source illuminates the scene. A series of pairs of images may be captured at a predefined frame rate. Each pair of images is then analyzed to track both a retroreflector in the scene, which can be moved relative to the stereo camera, and an object which is between the retroreflector and the stereo camera and therefore partially occludes the retroreflector. In processing the image pairs, silhouettes are extracted for each of the retroreflector and the object and these are used to generate a 3D contour for each of the retroreflector and object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Kim, Shahram Izadi, Vivek Pradeep, Steven Bathiche, Timothy Andrew Large, Karlton David Powell
  • Patent number: 9961315
    Abstract: A “Concurrent Projector-Camera” uses an image projection device in combination with one or more cameras to enable various techniques that provide visually flicker-free projection of images or video, while real-time image or video capture is occurring in that same space. The Concurrent Projector-Camera provides this projection in a manner that eliminates video feedback into the real-time image or video capture. More specifically, the Concurrent Projector-Camera dynamically synchronizes a combination of projector lighting (or light-control points) on-state temporal compression in combination with on-state temporal shifting during each image frame projection to open a “capture time slot” for image capture during which no image is being projected. This capture time slot represents a tradeoff between image capture time and decreased brightness of the projected image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sasa Junuzovic, William Thomas Blank, Steven Bathiche, Anoop Gupta, Andrew D. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20170357339
    Abstract: A method and system for providing values of display properties as a function of input device type and input parameter values is disclosed. In an implementation, a computer device that receives input entry from an input device, may receive a selection of a mode for the input device corresponding to a writing/drawing device type, and then determine a transfer function based on the mode. The mode may define a type such as pencil, pen, air brush, or other type of drawing device. The transfer function may define at least one display property, such as an inking property, relative to an input parameter such as input device pressure, height, velocity or angle. Input parameter values associated with an input entry may be received and display of the input entry may be initiated using values for the display property based on the transfer function and the input parameter values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Bathiche, Flavio Protasio Ribeiro, Amir Zyskind
  • Patent number: 9792490
    Abstract: A system for enhancing a facial expression includes a processing circuit configured to receive video of a user, generate facial data corresponding to a face of the user, analyze the facial data to identify a facial expression, enhance the facial data based on the facial expression, and output modified video including the enhanced facial data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Steven Bathiche, Alistair K. Chan, William David Duncan, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Jaron Lanier, John L. Manferdelli, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Victoria Y. H. Wood, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170285763
    Abstract: A 3D silhouette sensing system is described which comprises a stereo camera and a light source. In an embodiment, a 3D sensing module triggers the capture of pairs of images by the stereo camera at the same time that the light source illuminates the scene. A series of pairs of images may be captured at a predefined frame rate. Each pair of images is then analyzed to track both a retroreflector in the scene, which can be moved relative to the stereo camera, and an object which is between the retroreflector and the stereo camera and therefore partially occludes the retroreflector. In processing the image pairs, silhouettes are extracted for each of the retroreflector and the object and these are used to generate a 3D contour for each of the retroreflector and object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: David KIM, Shahram IZADI, Vivek PRADEEP, Steven BATHICHE, Timothy Andrew LARGE, Karlton David POWELL
  • Patent number: 9779508
    Abstract: A combination of three computational components may provide memory and computational efficiency while producing results with little latency, e.g., output can begin with the second frame of video being processed. Memory usage may be reduced by maintaining key frames of video and pose information for each frame of video. Additionally, only one global volumetric structure may be maintained for the frames of video being processed. To be computationally efficient, only depth information may be computed from each frame. Through fusion of multiple depth maps from different frames into a single volumetric structure, errors may average out over several frames, leading to a final output with high quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Pradeep, Christoph Rhemann, Shahram Izadi, Christopher Zach, Michael Bleyer, Steven Bathiche
  • Patent number: 9720506
    Abstract: A 3D silhouette sensing system is described which comprises a stereo camera and a light source. In an embodiment, a 3D sensing module triggers the capture of pairs of images by the stereo camera at the same time that the light source illuminates the scene. A series of pairs of images may be captured at a predefined frame rate. Each pair of images is then analyzed to track both a retroreflector in the scene, which can be moved relative to the stereo camera, and an object which is between the retroreflector and the stereo camera and therefore partially occludes the retroreflector. In processing the image pairs, silhouettes are extracted for each of the retroreflector and the object and these are used to generate a 3D contour for each of the retroreflector and object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Kim, Shahram Izadi, Vivek Pradeep, Steven Bathiche, Timothy Andrew Large, Karlton David Powell
  • Publication number: 20170215290
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed herein that relate to display devices. One example provides a display device comprising a chassis including a ledge surrounding an aperture, a cover layer positioned in the aperture, and a display layer attached to the cover layer, the display layer having a perimeter portion extending beyond an outer edge of the cover layer and positioned below an underside of the ledge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Bathiche, Rajesh Manohar Dighde
  • Patent number: 9653044
    Abstract: A display system comprises a head-mounted projector including an exit aperture and a projection engine to project image light through the exit aperture. The image light is projected onto a retro-reflective display that reflects image light in a first dimension at above 90% efficiency within a 25 degree exit angular spread and reflects image light in the first dimension below 10% efficiency outside of a 35 degree exit angular spread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Andrew Large, Steven Bathiche, Karlton David Powell
  • Patent number: 9648309
    Abstract: An autostereoscopic 3D display system includes a display having a plurality of pixels, wherein each pixel is configured to display light rays representing a left-eye view and a right-eye view of an image. The autostereoscopic 3D display system further includes an optical-deflection system configured to control the light rays representing the left-eye view and the right-eye view. The optical-deflection system includes a separately controllable lenslet associated with each pixel, where the lenslet is configured to steer the light ray representing the left-eye view corresponding to the pixel, and steer the light ray representing the right-eye view corresponding to the pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Steven Bathiche, Alistair K. Chan, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Jaron Lanier, John L. Manferdelli, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170097695
    Abstract: A stylus pen is disclosed that can detect touch signals from a digitizer and dynamically determine which digitizer (e.g., make/model) generated the touch signals. The stylus pen can then switch to one of a plurality of candidate protocols, without interaction from the user, so as to communicate with the digitizer. The digitizer need not explicitly communicate what protocol it supports to the stylus pen. Rather, the stylus pen analyzes the digitizer waveforms and compares the waveforms to known signatures to determine which digitizer is being used. The stylus pen can then dynamically set a protocol used to communicate with the digitizer that matches the protocol expected by the digitizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Applicant: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Flavio Protasio Ribeiro, Steven Bathiche, Woo Suk Lee
  • Publication number: 20170090269
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided for a backlight assembly for a display device. The backlight assembly includes a transparent waveguide layer, a plurality of light sources, and a tunable grating layer. The light sources are arranged along an edge of the waveguide layer. Each light source transmits light into the waveguide layer through the edge. The grating layer is coupled to the waveguide layer, and has multiple rows. Each row of the grating layer is segmented into a series of cells so the grating layer is sectioned into an array of cells. Each cell is independently controllable to either not extract incident light received from within the waveguide layer, or to extract the incident light for emission from the backlight assembly. In another configuration, the waveguide layer is not present, and the light sources transmit light directly into an edge of the grating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Jiandong Huang, Steven Bathiche