Patents by Inventor William A. Wheeler

William A. Wheeler 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: 20230221831
    Abstract: A light emitting user input device can include a touch sensitive portion configured to accept user input (e.g., from a user's thumb) and a light emitting portion configured to output a light pattern. The light pattern can be used to assist the user in interacting with the user input device. Examples include emulating a multi-degree-of-freedom controller, indicating scrolling or swiping actions, indicating presence of objects nearby the device, indicating receipt of notifications, assisting pairing the user input device with another device, or assisting calibrating the user input device. The light emitting user input device can be used to provide user input to a wearable device, such as, e.g., a head mounted display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2022
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Inventors: James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles, Christopher David Nesladek, Isioma Osagbemwenorue Azu, Marshal Ainsworth Fontaine, Haney Awad, William Wheeler, Brian David Schwab, Brian Edward Oliver Bucknor
  • Patent number: 11610371
    Abstract: User interfaces for virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality display systems are disclosed. The user interfaces may be virtual or physical keyboards. Techniques are described for displaying, configuring, and/or interacting with the user interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles, Haney Awad, William Wheeler, Nari Choi, Timothy Michael Stutts, Josh Anon, Jeffrey Scott Sommers
  • Patent number: 11573677
    Abstract: A light emitting user input device can include a touch sensitive portion configured to accept user input (e.g., from a user's thumb) and a light emitting portion configured to output a light pattern. The light pattern can be used to assist the user in interacting with the user input device. Examples include emulating a multi-degree-of-freedom controller, indicating scrolling or swiping actions, indicating presence of objects nearby the device, indicating receipt of notifications, assisting pairing the user input device with another device, or assisting calibrating the user input device. The light emitting user input device can be used to provide user input to a wearable device, such as, e.g., a head mounted display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles, Christopher David Nesladek, Isioma Osagbemwenorue Azu, Marshal Ainsworth Fontaine, Haney Awad, William Wheeler, Brian David Schwab, Brian Edward Oliver Bucknor
  • Patent number: 11369085
    Abstract: An animal feces collection assembly for holding a plastic bag open for receiving animal feces includes a holder that has a stem portion and a ring portion. The stem portion can be gripped by a user and the ring portion can have a plastic bag positioned therearound. The ring portion has a groove integrated therein. A gasket is positionable around the ring portion such that the gasket is positioned in the groove. In this way the gasket compresses the plastic bag into the groove to retain the plastic bag on the ring portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: William Wheeler
  • Publication number: 20220061270
    Abstract: An animal feces collection assembly for holding a plastic bag open for receiving animal feces includes a holder that has a stem portion and a ring portion. The stem portion can be gripped by a user and the ring portion can have a plastic bag positioned therearound. The ring portion has a groove integrated therein. A gasket is positionable around the ring portion such that the gasket is positioned in the groove. In this way the gasket compresses the plastic bag into the groove to retain the plastic bag on the ring portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventor: William Wheeler
  • Publication number: 20220019333
    Abstract: A light emitting user input device can include a touch sensitive portion configured to accept user input (e.g., from a user's thumb) and a light emitting portion configured to output a light pattern. The light pattern can be used to assist the user in interacting with the user input device. Examples include emulating a multi-degree-of-freedom controller, indicating scrolling or swiping actions, indicating presence of objects nearby the device, indicating receipt of notifications, assisting pairing the user input device with another device, or assisting calibrating the user input device. The light emitting user input device can be used to provide user input to a wearable device, such as, e.g., a head mounted display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles, Christopher David Nesladek, Isioma Osagbemwenorue Azu, Marshal Ainsworth Fontaine, Haney Awad, William Wheeler, Brian David Schwab, Brian Edward Oliver Bucknor
  • Patent number: 11163416
    Abstract: A light emitting user input device can include a touch sensitive portion configured to accept user input (e.g., from a user's thumb) and a light emitting portion configured to output a light pattern. The light pattern can be used to assist the user in interacting with the user input device. Examples include emulating a multi-degree-of-freedom controller, indicating scrolling or swiping actions, indicating presence of objects nearby the device, indicating receipt of notifications, assisting pairing the user input device with another device, or assisting calibrating the user input device. The light emitting user input device can be used to provide user input to a wearable device, such as, e.g., a head mounted display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles, Christopher David Nesladek, Isioma Osagbemwenorue Azu, Marshal Ainsworth Fontaine, Haney Awad, William Wheeler, Brian David Schwab, Brian Edward Oliver Bucknor
  • Patent number: 11112932
    Abstract: A light emitting user input device can include a touch sensitive portion configured to accept user input (e.g., from a user's thumb) and a light emitting portion configured to output a light pattern. The light pattern can be used to assist the user in interacting with the user input device. Examples include emulating a multi-degree-of-freedom controller, indicating scrolling or swiping actions, indicating presence of objects nearby the device, indicating receipt of notifications, assisting pairing the user input device with another device, or assisting calibrating the user input device. The light emitting user input device can be used to provide user input to a wearable device, such as, e.g., a head mounted display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Powderly, Savannah Niles, Christopher David Nesladek, Isioma Osagbemwenorue Azu, Marshal Ainsworth Fontaine, Haney Awad, William Wheeler, Brian David Schwab, Brian Edward Oliver Bucknor
  • Publication number: 20210240236
    Abstract: A fan assembly is disclosed. The fan assembly can include a first support frame. The fan assembly can comprise a shaft assembly having a first end coupled with the first support frame and a second end disposed away from the first end. A second support frame can be coupled with the first support frame and disposed at or over the second end of the shaft assembly. An impeller can have fan blades coupled with a hub, the hub being disposed over the shaft assembly for rotation between the first and second support frames about a longitudinal axis. Transverse loading on the shaft assembly can be controlled by the first and second support frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: John Aguirre, Youlin Jin, Ralph Remsburg, Guillermo Padin Rohena, Evan Francis Rynk, Carlos Julio Suate Pedroza, Gary Quartana, JR., Bradley Fraser, Haney Awad, William Wheeler, Shigeru Natsume
  • Publication number: 20210200667
    Abstract: Examples described herein relate to memory thin provisioning in a memory pool of one or more dual in-line memory modules or memory devices. At any instance, any central processing unit (CPU) can request and receive a full virtual allocation of memory in an amount that exceeds the physical memory attached to the CPU (near memory). A remote pool of additional memory can be dynamically utilized to fill the gap between allocated memory and near memory. This remote pool is shared between multiple CPUs, with dynamic assignment and address re-mapping provided for the remote pool. To improve performance, the near memory can be operated as a cache of the pool memory. Inclusive or exclusive content storage configurations can be applied. An inclusive cache configuration can include an entry in a near memory cache also being stored in a memory pool whereas an exclusive cache configuration can provide an entry in either a near memory cache or in a memory pool but not both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Debra BERNSTEIN, Hugh WILKINSON, Douglas CARRIGAN, Bassam N. COURY, Matthew J. ADILETTA, Durgesh SRIVASTAVA, Lidia WARNES, William WHEELER, Michael F. FALLON
  • Patent number: 10871806
    Abstract: A fan assembly is disclosed. The fan assembly can include a first support frame. The fan assembly can comprise a shaft assembly having a first end coupled with the first support frame and a second end disposed away from the first end. A second support frame can be coupled with the first support frame and disposed at or over the second end of the shaft assembly. An impeller can have fan blades coupled with a hub, the hub being disposed over the shaft assembly for rotation between the first and second support frames about a longitudinal axis. Transverse loading on the shaft assembly can be controlled by the first and second support frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: John Aguirre, Youlin Jin, Ralph Remsburg, Guillermo Padin Rohena, Evan Francis Rynk, Carlos Julio Suate Pedroza, Gary Quartana, Jr., Bradley Fraser, Haney Awad, William Wheeler, Shigeru Natsume
  • Publication number: 20200380518
    Abstract: A vehicle occupant identity system or device for facilitating a merged vehicle identity comprising one or more passenger identities is described along with a financial institution computing system. The device is integrated in the vehicle or is a separate device positioned in or on the vehicle. The device identifies and authenticates one or more individuals inside the vehicle or in close proximity. In some arrangements, the device adjusts restrictions and permissions related to using the vehicle depending on the identity of the occupants. In some arrangements, the occupant identity device uses an additional source of information to detect the reason for the trip inside the vehicle and adjusts storing of historical information along with adjusting restrictions and permissions. In some arrangements, the device stores financial information associated with the identities of the occupants of the vehicle allowing for payment of goods or services received from a merchant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Margaret S. Honeycutt, David Newman, Ramanathan Ramanathan, William Ward Sutton, William Wheeler
  • Patent number: D884614
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Shigeru Natsume, Bradley Fraser, Haney Awad, Sebastian Gonzalo Arrieta G√ľnther, Masamune Kaji, William Wheeler
  • Patent number: D899253
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeru Natsume, Bradley Fraser, Haney Awad, Sebastian Gonzalo Arrieta Gunther, Masamune Kaji, William Wheeler
  • Patent number: D905428
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Shigeru Natsume, Bradley Fraser, Haney Awad, Sebastian Gonzalo Arrieta Gunther, Masamune Kaji, William Wheeler, Sarah Hoit, James William Palmer
  • Patent number: D908498
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeru Natsume, Bradley Fraser, Haney Awad, Sebastian Gonzalo Arrieta Gunther, Masamune Kaji, William Wheeler
  • Patent number: D910707
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Lorena Pazmino, Sarah Machicado, James M. Powderly, Karen Stolzenberg, Cole Parker Heiner, Isioma Osagbemwenorue Azu, Brian Everett Meaney, Megan Ann Geiman, Tim Zurmoehle, Andrea Isabel Montoya, Gregory Minh Tran, Amy Dedonato, William Wheeler, Kenneth Kian Ann Tay, Craig Erickson, Jonathan Lawrence Mann, Jonathan David Garn, Daryl Francis Tanghe, William Adams, Ian Michener Bradley
  • Patent number: D933597
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeru Natsume, William Wheeler, Haney Awad, Sarah Hoit, Matthew David Swinton
  • Patent number: D954788
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeru Natsume, William Wheeler, Sarah Hoit, Haney Awad
  • Patent number: D954789
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeru Natsume, William Wheeler, Sarah Hoit, Haney Awad