Patents by Inventor Te-Won Lee

Te-Won Lee 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: 20240019940
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for a gesture-based augmented reality and/or extended reality (AR/XR) user interface. Conventional image processing scales quadratically based on image resolution. Processing complexity directly corresponds to memory size, power consumption, and heat dissipation. As a result, existing smart glasses solutions have short run-times (<1 hr) and may have battery weight and heat dissipation issues that are uncomfortable for continuous wear. The disclosed solution provides a system and method for low-power image processing via the use of scalable processing. In one specific implementation, gesture detection is divided into multiple stages. Each stage conditionally enables subsequent stages for more complex processing. By scaling processing complexity at each stage, high complexity processing can be performed on an “as-needed” basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicant: SoftEye, Inc.
    Inventors: Te-Won Lee, Edwin Chongwoo Park
  • Publication number: 20240019939
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for a gesture-based augmented reality and/or extended reality (AR/XR) user interface. Conventional image processing scales quadratically based on image resolution. Processing complexity directly corresponds to memory size, power consumption, and heat dissipation. As a result, existing smart glasses solutions have short run-times (<1 hr) and may have battery weight and heat dissipation issues that are uncomfortable for continuous wear. The disclosed solution provides a system and method for low-power image processing via the use of scalable processing. In one specific implementation, gesture detection is divided into multiple stages. Each stage conditionally enables subsequent stages for more complex processing. By scaling processing complexity at each stage, high complexity processing can be performed on an “as-needed” basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Applicant: SoftEye, Inc.
    Inventors: Te-Won Lee, Edwin Chongwoo Park
  • Patent number: 11847266
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for a gesture-based augmented reality and/or extended reality (AR/XR) user interface. Conventional image processing scales quadratically based on image resolution. Processing complexity directly corresponds to memory size, power consumption, and heat dissipation. As a result, existing smart glasses solutions have short run-times (<1 hr) and may have battery weight and heat dissipation issues that are uncomfortable for continuous wear. The disclosed solution provides a system and method for low-power image processing via the use of scalable processing. In one specific implementation, gesture detection is divided into multiple stages. Each stage conditionally enables subsequent stages for more complex processing. By scaling processing complexity at each stage, high complexity processing can be performed on an “as-needed” basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: SoftEye, Inc.
    Inventors: Te-Won Lee, Edwin Chongwoo Park
  • Publication number: 20230368326
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for scalable processing. Conventional image sensors read image data in a sequential row-by-row manner. However, image data may be more efficiently processed at different scales. For example, computer vision processing at a first scale may be used to determine whether subsequent processing with more resolution is helpful. Various embodiments of the present disclosure readout image data according to different scales; scaled readouts may be processed using scale specific computer vision algorithms to determine next steps. In addition to scaled readouts of image data, some variants may also provide commonly used data and/or implement pre-processing steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Applicant: SoftEye, Inc.
    Inventors: Te-Won Lee, Edwin Chongwoo Park
  • Publication number: 20230368328
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for scalable processing. Conventional image sensors read image data in a sequential row-by-row manner. However, image data may be more efficiently processed at different scales. For example, computer vision processing at a first scale may be used to determine whether subsequent processing with more resolution is helpful. Various embodiments of the present disclosure readout image data according to different scales; scaled readouts may be processed using scale specific computer vision algorithms to determine next steps. In addition to scaled readouts of image data, some variants may also provide commonly used data and/or implement pre-processing steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Applicant: SoftEye, Inc.
    Inventors: Te-Won Lee, Edwin Chongwoo Park
  • Publication number: 20230370752
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for scalable processing. Conventional image sensors read image data in a sequential row-by-row manner. However, image data may be more efficiently processed at different scales. For example, computer vision processing at a first scale may be used to determine whether subsequent processing with more resolution is helpful. Various embodiments of the present disclosure readout image data according to different scales; scaled readouts may be processed using scale specific computer vision algorithms to determine next steps. In addition to scaled readouts of image data, some variants may also provide commonly used data and/or implement pre-processing steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Applicant: SoftEye, Inc.
    Inventors: Te-Won Lee, Edwin Chongwoo Park
  • Publication number: 20230305632
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for a gesture-based augmented reality and/or extended reality (AR/XR) user interface. Conventional image processing scales quadratically based on image resolution. Processing complexity directly corresponds to memory size, power consumption, and heat dissipation. As a result, existing smart glasses solutions have short run-times (<ihr) and may have battery weight and heat dissipation issues that are uncomfortable for continuous wear. The disclosed solution provides a system and method for low-power image processing via the use of scalable processing. In one specific implementation, gesture detection is divided into multiple stages. Each stage conditionally enables subsequent stages for more complex processing. By scaling processing complexity at each stage, high complexity processing can be performed on an “as-needed” basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2022
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: SoftEye, Inc.
    Inventors: Te-Won Lee, Edwin Chongwoo Park
  • Publication number: 20230176658
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for a gesture-based augmented reality and/or extended reality (AR/XR) user interface. Conventional image processing scales quadratically based on image resolution. Processing complexity directly corresponds to memory size, power consumption, and heat dissipation. As a result, existing smart glasses solutions have short run-times (<1 hr) and may have battery weight and heat dissipation issues that are uncomfortable for continuous wear. The disclosed solution provides a system and method for low-power image processing via the use of scalable processing. In one specific implementation, gesture detection is divided into multiple stages. Each stage conditionally enables subsequent stages for more complex processing. By scaling processing complexity at each stage, high complexity processing can be performed on an “as-needed” basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2022
    Publication date: June 8, 2023
    Applicant: SoftEye, Inc.
    Inventors: Te-Won Lee, Edwin Chongwoo Park
  • Publication number: 20230176659
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for a gesture-based augmented reality and/or extended reality (AR/XR) user interface. Conventional image processing scales quadratically based on image resolution. Processing complexity directly corresponds to memory size, power consumption, and heat dissipation. As a result, existing smart glasses solutions have short run-times (<1 hr) and may have battery weight and heat dissipation issues that are uncomfortable for continuous wear. The disclosed solution provides a system and method for low-power image processing via the use of scalable processing. In one specific implementation, gesture detection is divided into multiple stages. Each stage conditionally enables subsequent stages for more complex processing. By scaling processing complexity at each stage, high complexity processing can be performed on an “as-needed” basis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2022
    Publication date: June 8, 2023
    Applicant: SoftEye, Inc.
    Inventors: Te-Won Lee, Edwin Chongwoo Park
  • Publication number: 20210264947
    Abstract: A device includes a memory configured to store a captured audio input signal and one or more processors configured to process the captured audio input signal to determine auditory context information within the captured audio input signal. The one or more processors are configured to determine an audio quality enhancement level to be applied to the captured audio input signal based on the determined auditory context information, and perform audio quality enhancement on the captured audio input signal based on the determined audio quality enhancement level, wherein the audio quality enhancement level is dynamically adjusted during the storing of the captured audio input signal according to the determined auditory context information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Te-won LEE, Khaled Helmi EL-MALEH, Heejong YOO, Jongwon SHIN
  • Patent number: 9916431
    Abstract: A method, performed by an electronic device, for verifying a user to allow access to the electronic device is disclosed. In this method, sensor data may be received from a plurality of sensors including at least an image sensor and a sound sensor. Context information of the electronic device may be determined based on the sensor data and at least one verification unit may be selected from a plurality of verification units based on the context information. Based on the sensor data from at least one of the image sensor or the sound sensor, the at least one selected verification unit may calculate at least one verification value. The method may determine whether to allow the user to access the electronic device based on the at least one verification value and the context information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kyu Woong Hwang, Seungwoo Yoo, Duck-Hoon Kim, Sungwoong Kim, Te-Won Lee
  • Patent number: 9602728
    Abstract: A method, which is performed by an electronic device, for adjusting at least one image capturing parameter in a preview mode is disclosed. The method may include capturing a preview image of a scene including at least one text object based on a set of image capturing parameters. The method may also identify a plurality of text regions in the preview image. From the plurality of text regions, a target focus region may be selected. Based on the target focus region, the at least one image capturing parameter may be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hyun-Mook Cho, Duck-Hoon Kim, Te-Won Lee, Ananthapadmanabhan Kandhadai, Pengjun Huang
  • Patent number: 9563265
    Abstract: A method for responding in an augmented reality (AR) application of a mobile device to an external sound is disclosed. The mobile device detects a target. A virtual object is initiated in the AR application. Further, the external sound is received, by at least one sound sensor of the mobile device, from a sound source. Geometric information between the sound source and the target is determined, and at least one response for the virtual object to perform in the AR application is generated based on the geometric information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kisun You, Taesu Kim, Kyuwoong Hwang, Minho Jin, Hyun-Mook Cho, Te-Won Lee
  • Publication number: 20160210451
    Abstract: A method, performed by an electronic device, for verifying a user to allow access to the electronic device is disclosed. In this method, sensor data may be received from a plurality of sensors including at least an image sensor and a sound sensor. Context information of the electronic device may be determined based on the sensor data and at least one verification unit may be selected from a plurality of verification units based on the context information. Based on the sensor data from at least one of the image sensor or the sound sensor, the at least one selected verification unit may calculate at least one verification value. The method may determine whether to allow the user to access the electronic device based on the at least one verification value and the context information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Kyu Woong Hwang, Seungwoo Yoo, Duck-Hoon Kim, Sungwoong Kim, Te-Won Lee
  • Patent number: 9307564
    Abstract: The various aspects are directed to automatic device-to-device connection control. An aspect extracts a first sound signature, wherein the extracting the first sound signature comprises extracting a sound signature from a sound signal emanating from a certain direction, receives a second sound signature from a peer device, compares the first sound signature to the second sound signature, and pairs with the peer device. An aspect extracts a first sound signature, wherein the extracting the first sound signature comprises extracting a sound signature from a sound signal emanating from a certain direction, sends the first sound signature to a peer device, and pairs with the peer device. An aspect detects a beacon sound signal, wherein the beacon sound signal is detected from a certain direction, extracts a code embedded in the beacon sound signal, and pairs with a peer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Taesu Kim, Kisun You, Te-Won Lee
  • Patent number: 9215685
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatuses, or articles of manufacture are disclosed herein that may be utilized, in whole or in part, to facilitate or support one or more operations or techniques for position estimation via one or more proximate fingerprints for use in or with a mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Rajarshi Gupta, Nayeem Islam, Saumitra Mohan Das, Ayman Fawzy Naguib, Te-Won Lee
  • Publication number: 20150358549
    Abstract: A method, which is performed by an electronic device, for adjusting at least one image capturing parameter in a preview mode is disclosed. The method may include capturing a preview image of a scene including at least one text object based on a set of image capturing parameters. The method may also identify a plurality of text regions in the preview image. From the plurality of text regions, a target focus region may be selected. Based on the target focus region, the at least one image capturing parameter may be adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Hyun-Mook Cho, Duck-Hoon Kim, Te-Won Lee, Ananthapadmanabhan Kandhadai, Pengjun Huang
  • Patent number: 9202456
    Abstract: Active noise cancellation is combined with spectrum modification of a reproduced audio signal to enhance intelligibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Te-Won Lee, Hyun Jin Park, Jeremy Toman
  • Publication number: 20150325267
    Abstract: A mobile device that is capable of automatically starting and ending the recording of an audio signal captured by at least one microphone is presented. The mobile device is capable of adjusting a number of parameters related with audio logging based on the context information of the audio input signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Te-Won Lee, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Heejong Yoo, Jongwon Shin
  • Patent number: 9143571
    Abstract: A method for identifying mobile devices in a similar sound environment is disclosed. Each of at least two mobile devices captures an input sound and extracts a sound signature from the input sound. Further, the mobile device extracts a sound feature from the input sound and determines a reliability value based on the sound feature. The reliability value may refer to a probability of a normal sound class given the sound feature. A server receives a packet including the sound signatures and reliability values from the mobile devices. A similarity value between sound signatures from a pair of the mobile devices is determined based on corresponding reliability values from the pair of mobile devices. Specifically, the sound signatures are weighted by the corresponding reliability values. The server identifies mobile devices in a similar sound environment based on the similarity values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Taesu Kim, Te-Won Lee