Patents by Inventor Xavier Benavides Palos

Xavier Benavides Palos 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: 10922889
    Abstract: Systems and methods for drawing attention to points of interest within inserted content are provided. For example, the inserted content may include augmented reality content that is inserted into a physical space or a representation of the physical space such as an image. An example system and method may include receiving an image and identifying content to display over the image. The system and method may also include identifying a location within the image to display the content and identifying a point of interest of the content. Additionally, the example system and method may also include triggering display of the content overlaid on the image by identifying a portion of the content based on the point of interest, rendering the portion of the content using first shading parameters; and rendering the content other than the portion using second shading parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Xavier Benavides Palos, Brett Barros, Paul Bechard
  • Publication number: 20200320798
    Abstract: A method includes: triggering rendering of an augmented reality (AR) environment having a viewer configured for generating views of the AR environment; triggering rendering, in the AR environment, of an object with an outside surface visualized using a mesh having a direction oriented away from the object; performing a first determination that the viewer is inside the object as a result of relative movement between the viewer and the object; and in response to the first determination, increasing a transparency of the outside surface, reversing the direction of at least part of the mesh, and triggering rendering of an inside surface of the object using the part of the mesh having the reversed direction, wherein the inside surface is illuminated by light from outside the object due to the increased transparency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Xavier Benavides Palos, Brett Barros
  • Publication number: 20200273250
    Abstract: A method includes: receiving, in a first device, a relative description file for physical markers that are positioned at locations, the relative description file defining relative positions for each of the physical markers with regard to at least another one of the physical markers; initially localizing a position of the first device among the physical markers by visually capturing any first physical marker of the physical markers using an image sensor of the first device; and recognizing a second physical marker of the physical markers and a location of the second physical marker without a line of sight, the second physical marker recognized using the relative description file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Brett Barros, Xavier Benavides Palos
  • Publication number: 20200273251
    Abstract: Systems and methods for drawing attention to points of interest within inserted content are provided. For example, the inserted content may include augmented reality content that is inserted into a physical space or a representation of the physical space such as an image. An example system and method may include receiving an image and identifying content to display over the image. The system and method may also include identifying a location within the image to display the content and identifying a point of interest of the content. Additionally, the example system and method may also include triggering display of the content overlaid on the image by identifying a portion of the content based on the point of interest, rendering the portion of the content using first shading parameters; and rendering the content other than the portion using second shading parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Xavier Benavides Palos, Brett Barros, Paul Bechard
  • Patent number: 10750162
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and apparatuses for a switchable augmented reality and virtual reality device are provided. An example device includes a handle, a device chamber, a viewport assembly, and a hinge assembly. The handle may be formed from folded sheets of material. The example device chamber is coupled to the handle and formed from folded sheets of material. The viewport assembly may be formed at least in part from folded sheets of material. The example hinge assembly pivotably couples the device chamber to the viewport assembly. For example, the hinge assembly may be operable to adjust the device between a virtual reality configuration and an augmented reality configuration. A display of a computing device held in the device chamber may be viewable through the viewport assembly in the virtual reality configuration and the display may be viewable without the viewport assembly in the augmented reality configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Erik Hubert Dolly Goossens, Joost Korngold, Xavier Benavides Palos
  • Patent number: 10726626
    Abstract: A method includes: triggering rendering of an augmented reality (AR) environment having a viewer configured for generating views of the AR environment; triggering rendering, in the AR environment, of an object with an outside surface visualized using a mesh having a direction oriented away from the object; performing a first determination that the viewer is inside the object as a result of relative movement between the viewer and the object; and in response to the first determination, increasing a transparency of the outside surface, reversing the direction of at least part of the mesh, and triggering rendering of an inside surface of the object using the part of the mesh having the reversed direction, wherein the inside surface is illuminated by light from outside the object due to the increased transparency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Xavier Benavides Palos, Brett Barros
  • Patent number: 10692293
    Abstract: A method includes: presenting, on a device, a view of at least part of an augmented reality (AR) environment, the AR environment including a first AR location corresponding to a first physical location in a physical environment; initiating a download to the device of first data representing a first AR object associated with the first AR location; assigning a size parameter to a first loading indicator for the first AR object based on a size of the first AR object; determining a spatial relationship between the view and the first physical location; and presenting the first loading indicator in the view, the first loading indicator having a size based on the assigned size parameter and being presented at a second AR location based on the determined spatial relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Xavier Benavides Palos, Rebecca Ackermann
  • Patent number: 10692289
    Abstract: A method includes: receiving, in a first device, a relative description file for physical markers that are positioned at locations, the relative description file defining relative positions for each of the physical markers with regard to at least another one of the physical markers; initially localizing a position of the first device among the physical markers by visually capturing any first physical marker of the physical markers using an image sensor of the first device; and recognizing a second physical marker of the physical markers and a location of the second physical marker without a line of sight, the second physical marker recognized using the relative description file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Brett Barros, Xavier Benavides Palos
  • Patent number: 10685485
    Abstract: A method includes: receiving, in a device, data defining an augmented reality (AR) environment, the data specifying a location of a first AR object in the AR environment; determining a physical inclination of the device; assigning a perception inclination to a map of the AR environment, the perception inclination based on the determined physical inclination; and triggering rendering of the map and an aspect of the AR environment on a display of the device, wherein the location of the first AR object is marked on the map and the map appears to have the perception inclination with regard to the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Xavier Benavides Palos, Brett Barros
  • Publication number: 20200082627
    Abstract: A method includes: presenting, on a device, a view of at least part of an augmented reality (AR) environment, the AR environment including a first AR location corresponding to a first physical location in a physical environment; initiating a download to the device of first data representing a first AR object associated with the first AR location; assigning a size parameter to a first loading indicator for the first AR object based on a size of the first AR object; determining a spatial relationship between the view and the first physical location; and presenting the first loading indicator in the view, the first loading indicator having a size based on the assigned size parameter and being presented at a second AR location based on the determined spatial relationship.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Xavier Benavides Palos, Rebecca Ackermann
  • Patent number: 10445939
    Abstract: Tactile virtual reality (VR) and/or mixed reality (MR) experiences are described. Techniques described herein include receiving data from a sensor and accessing a position and an orientation of a real object that is physically present in a real scene. Furthermore, techniques described herein include identifying the real object based at least in part on the position and the orientation of the real object and causing a graphical element corresponding to the real object to be rendered on a display of a VR and/or MR display device. The graphical element can be determined based at least in part on a VR and/or MR application. The techniques described herein include determining an interaction with the real object and causing a functionality associated with the graphical element to be performed in the VR or MR environment rendered via the VR and/or MR display device, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Lior Shapira, Judith Amores Fernandez, Xavier Benavides Palos
  • Patent number: 10403327
    Abstract: Systems and methods for playing back content based on external content are provided. An example system and method may identify content based on an environment in which a content-playback device is located. The example system and method may also detect a playback-initiation action performed by a user of the content-playback device and identify a content-playback position based on the playback-initiation action. The example system and method may also trigger playback of the content on the content-playback device based on the identified content-playback position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Seth Raphael, Hayes S. Raffle, Xavier Benavides Palos
  • Publication number: 20190156577
    Abstract: A method includes: receiving, in a first device, a relative description file for physical markers that are positioned at locations, the relative description file defining relative positions for each of the physical markers with regard to at least another one of the physical markers; initially localizing a position of the first device among the physical markers by visually capturing any first physical marker of the physical markers using an image sensor of the first device; and recognizing a second physical marker of the physical markers and a location of the second physical marker without a line of sight, the second physical marker recognized using the relative description file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Brett Barros, Xavier Benavides Palos
  • Publication number: 20190156573
    Abstract: A method includes: receiving, in a device, data defining an augmented reality (AR) environment, the data specifying a location of a first AR object in the AR environment; determining a physical inclination of the device; assigning a perception inclination to a map of the AR environment, the perception inclination based on the determined physical inclination; and triggering rendering of the map and an aspect of the AR environment on a display of the device, wherein the location of the first AR object is marked on the map and the map appears to have the perception inclination with regard to the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Xavier Benavides Palos, Brett Barros
  • Publication number: 20190156578
    Abstract: A method includes: triggering rendering of an augmented reality (AR) environment having a viewer configured for generating views of the AR environment; triggering rendering, in the AR environment, of an object with an outside surface visualized using a mesh having a direction oriented away from the object; performing a first determination that the viewer is inside the object as a result of relative movement between the viewer and the object; and in response to the first determination, increasing a transparency of the outside surface, reversing the direction of at least part of the mesh, and triggering rendering of an inside surface of the object using the part of the mesh having the reversed direction, wherein the inside surface is illuminated by light from outside the object due to the increased transparency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Xavier Benavides Palos, Brett Barros
  • Publication number: 20190122440
    Abstract: Systems and methods for inserting and transforming content are provided. For example, the inserted content may include augmented reality content that is inserted into a physical space or a representation of the physical space such as an image. An example system and method may include receiving an image and identifying a physical location associated with a display management entity within the image. The example system and method may also include retrieving content display parameters associated with the display management entity. Additionally, the example system and method may also include identifying content to display and displaying the content using the display parameters associated with the display management entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Brett Barros, Xavier Benavides Palos
  • Publication number: 20190082169
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and apparatuses for a switchable augmented reality and virtual reality device are provided. An example device includes a handle, a device chamber, a viewport assembly, and a hinge assembly. The handle may be formed from folded sheets of material. The example device chamber is coupled to the handle and formed from folded sheets of material. The viewport assembly may be formed at least in part from folded sheets of material. The example hinge assembly pivotably couples the device chamber to the viewport assembly. For example, the hinge assembly may be operable to adjust the device between a virtual reality configuration and an augmented reality configuration. A display of a computing device held in the device chamber may be viewable through the viewport assembly in the virtual reality configuration and the display may be viewable without the viewport assembly in the augmented reality configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Erik Hubert Dolly Goossens, Joost Korngold, Xavier Benavides Palos
  • Publication number: 20180247676
    Abstract: Systems and methods for playing back content based on external content are provided. An example system and method may identify content based on an environment in which a content-playback device is located. The example system and method may also detect a playback-initiation action performed by a user of the content-playback device and identify a content-playback position based on the playback-initiation action. The example system and method may also trigger playback of the content on the content-playback device based on the identified content-playback position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Seth Raphael, Hayes S. Raffle, Xavier Benavides Palos
  • Publication number: 20180190034
    Abstract: Tactile virtual reality (VR) and/or mixed reality (MR) experiences are described. Techniques described herein include receiving data from a sensor and accessing a position and an orientation of a real object that is physically present in a real scene. Furthermore, techniques described herein include identifying the real object based at least in part on the position and the orientation of the real object and causing a graphical element corresponding to the real object to be rendered on a display of a VR and/or MR display device. The graphical element can be determined based at least in part on a VR and/or MR application. The techniques described herein include determining an interaction with the real object and causing a functionality associated with the graphical element to be performed in the VR or MR environment rendered via the VR and/or MR display device, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Lior Shapira, Judith Amores Fernandez, Xavier Benavides Palos
  • Patent number: 9898869
    Abstract: Tactile virtual reality (VR) and/or mixed reality (MR) experiences are described. Techniques described herein include receiving data from a sensor and accessing a position and an orientation of a real object that is physically present in a real scene. Furthermore, techniques described herein include identifying the real object based at least in part on the position and the orientation of the real object and causing a graphical element corresponding to the real object to be rendered on a display of a VR and/or MR display device. The graphical element can be determined based at least in part on a VR and/or MR application. The techniques described herein include determining an interaction with the real object and causing a functionality associated with the graphical element to be performed in the VR or MR environment rendered via the VR and/or MR display device, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Lior Shapira, Xavier Benavides Palos, Judith Amores Fernandez