Patents by Inventor Yu Jiang Tham

Yu Jiang Tham 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: 11452939
    Abstract: Systems and methods directed to generating an interactive graphical marker that includes a first region with a first indicator and a second region with a second indicator, the second region being around a circumference of the first region. The systems and methods are also directed to monitoring an animation of the interactive graphical marker to detect when the first indicator and the second indicator are aligned at a predetermined angle of rotation, and in response to detecting that the first indicator and the second indicator are aligned, initiating an interactive game application on a second computing device and a third computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Jiang Tham, Ava Robinson, Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Rajan Vaish
  • Patent number: 11450296
    Abstract: An eyewear device includes an image display and an image display driver coupled to the image display to control a presented image and adjust a brightness level setting of the presented image. The eyewear device includes a user input device including an input surface on a frame, a temple, a lateral side, or a combination thereof to receive from the wearer a user input selection. Eyewear device includes a proximity sensor to track a finger distance of a finger of the wearer to the input surface. Eyewear device controls, via the image display driver, the image display to present the image to the wearer. Eyewear device tracks, via the proximity sensor, the finger distance of the finger of the wearer to the input surface. Eyewear device adjusts, via the image display driver, the brightness level setting of the presented image on the image display based on the tracked finger distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Ilteris Canberk, Jonathan M. Rodriguez, II, Yu Jiang Tham
  • Patent number: 11451707
    Abstract: A system including image capture eyewear, a processor, and a memory. The image capture eyewear includes a support structure, a selector connected to the support structure, a display system (e.g., LEDs or a display) connected to the support structure to distinctly display assignable recipient markers, and a camera connected to the support structure to capture an image of a scene. The processor executes programming in the memory to assign recipients to the assignable recipient markers, receive a captured image of the scene, receive an indicator associated with the assignable recipient markers distinctly displayed at the time the image of the scene was captured, and transmit the captured image to the recipient assigned to the distinctly displayed assignable recipient markers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Jiang Tham, Mitchell Bechtold, Antoine Ménard
  • Publication number: 20220288487
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer readable media directed to multi-user visual experiences such as interactive gaming experiences and artistic media experiences. A viewing electronic device includes a camera configured to capture images, a display, and a processor coupled to the camera and the display. The processor is configured to capture, with the camera, images of a rotating marker where the rotating marker is presented on a monitor of a remote device and to present, on the display, a visual experience where the visual experience has an adjustable feature. The processor detects a parameter of the rotating marker from the captured images that corresponds to the adjustable feature and updates the visual experience responsive to the detected parameter. The parameter may be one or more of an angle, speed of rotation, direction of rotation, color, or pattern of the rotating marker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Inventors: Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Ava Robinson, Yu Jiang Tham, Rajan Vaish
  • Patent number: 11445444
    Abstract: The technical problem of reducing power consumption of paired client devices is addressed by using respective location data of paired client devices to determine whether to disable or to resume operation of short range wireless communication component, such as, e.g., a Bluetooth® sensor. In some examples, the location services utilize global positioning system (GPS). Respective location data of paired client devices is communicated between the paired client devices via a messaging server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Jiang Tham, Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Tsung-Yu Tsai
  • Publication number: 20220276823
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for creating a shared augmented reality (AR) session. The methods and systems perform operations comprising: receiving, by a client device, input that selects a shared augmented reality (AR) experience from a plurality of shared AR experiences; in response to receiving the input, determining one or more resources associated with the selected shared AR experience; determining, by the client device, that two or more users are located within a threshold proximity of the client device; and activating the selected shared AR experience in response to determining that the two or more users are located within the threshold proximity of the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Inventors: Ana Maria Cardenas Gasca, Ella Dagan Peled, Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Ava Robinson, Yu Jiang Tham, Rajan Vaish
  • Publication number: 20220272065
    Abstract: The online co-location connection service is provided by a messaging system configured to selectively pair user profiles associated with respective client devices equipped with sensors that communicate with each other within the predetermined physical proximity range. The pairing is effectuated without requiring that the two client devices, at the time of pairing, are within a communication range permitted by their respective short range communication sensors and without requiring a communication between the first client device and the second client device via a short-range wireless communication technology. Subsequent to the pairing, the messaging system monitors physical proximity of the client devices based on the sensor data obtained by the co-location connection service from the respective messaging clients executing at the respective client devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Inventors: Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Yu Jiang Tham
  • Publication number: 20220261057
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting touch events with an accelerometer are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes measuring first accelerometer data at a first rate, detecting a first touch event based on the first accelerometer data, in response to detecting the first touch event, measuring second accelerometer data at a second rate, determining whether a second touch event is detected based on the second accelerometer data, measuring third accelerometer data at the first rate in response to an absence of the second touch event being detecting in the second accelerometer data over a predetermined threshold period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Yu Jiang Tham, Xing Mei
  • Patent number: 11383156
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer readable media directed to multi-user visual experiences such as interactive gaming experiences and artistic media experiences. A viewing electronic device includes a camera configured to capture images, a display, and a processor coupled to the camera and the display. The processor is configured to capture, with the camera, images of a rotating marker where the rotating marker is presented on a monitor of a remote device and to present, on the display, a visual experience where the visual experience has an adjustable feature. The processor detects a parameter of the rotating marker from the captured images that corresponds to the adjustable feature and updates the visual experience responsive to the detected parameter. The parameter may be one or more of an angle, speed of rotation, direction of rotation, color, or pattern of the rotating marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Ava Robinson, Yu Jiang Tham, Rajan Vaish
  • Publication number: 20220203223
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer readable media directed to multi-user visual experiences such as interactive gaming experiences and artistic media experiences. A viewing electronic device includes a camera configured to capture images, a display, and a processor coupled to the camera and the display. The processor is configured to capture, with the camera, images of a rotating marker where the rotating marker is presented on a monitor of a remote device and to present, on the display, a visual experience where the visual experience has an adjustable feature. The processor detects a parameter of the rotating marker from the captured images that corresponds to the adjustable feature and updates the visual experience responsive to the detected parameter. The parameter may be one or more of an angle, speed of rotation, direction of rotation, color, or pattern of the rotating marker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Ava Robinson, Yu Jiang Tham, Rajan Vaish
  • Publication number: 20220197062
    Abstract: A case for an eyewear device having a conductive interface includes a housing that receives the eyewear device. A multi-purpose interface, supported by the housing, includes at least one contact arranged to couple with the conductive interface of the eyewear device when the housing receives the eyewear device. Circuitry is coupled to the at least one contact and includes a processor that detects a connection of the conductive interface of the eyewear device to the multi-purpose interface of the case. The processor performs a charging process during a charge state of the case in which an electrical charge is provided at the multi-purpose interface of the case to the eyewear device. Data is exchanged with the eyewear device during a communication state of the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Miran ALHAIDERI, Alex BAMBERGER, Gerald Nilles, Russell Douglas PATTON, Yu Jiang THAM
  • Patent number: 11360733
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for creating a shared augmented reality (AR) session. The methods and systems perform operations comprising: receiving, by a client device, input that selects a shared augmented reality (AR) experience from a plurality of shared AR experiences; in response to receiving the input, determining one or more resources associated with the selected shared AR experience; determining, by the client device, that two or more users are located within a threshold proximity of the client device; and activating the selected shared AR experience in response to determining that the two or more users are located within the threshold proximity of the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Ana Maria Cardenas Gasca, Ella Dagan Peled, Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Ava Robinson, Yu Jiang Tham, Rajan Vaish
  • Patent number: 11349797
    Abstract: An example co-location connection service is described. The online co-location connection service is provided by a messaging system configured to selectively pair user profiles associated with respective client devices equipped with sensors that communicate with each other within the predetermined physical range. The messaging system monitors physical proximity of the client devices based on the sensor data obtained by the co-location connection service from the respective messaging clients executing at the respective client devices. In response to detecting that the client devices are within a predetermined physical proximity range the messaging system generates co-location experience by modifying the user interface in the respective messaging clients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Yu Jiang Tham
  • Publication number: 20220159576
    Abstract: Systems, methods, devices, computer readable media, and other various embodiments are described for location management processes in wearable electronic devices. Performance of such devices is improved with reduced time to first fix of location operations in conjunction with low-power operations. In one embodiment, low-power circuitry manages high-speed circuitry and location circuitry to provide location assistance data from the high-speed circuitry to the low-power circuitry automatically on initiation of location fix operations as the high-speed circuitry and location circuitry are booted from low-power states. In some embodiments, the high-speed circuitry is returned to a low-power state prior to completion of a location fix and after capture of content associated with initiation of the location fix. In some embodiments, high-speed circuitry is booted after completion of a location fix to update location data associated with content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Yu Jiang Tham, John James Robertson, Gerald Nilles, Jason Heger, Praveen Babu Vadivelu
  • Patent number: 11333904
    Abstract: A case for an eyewear device having a conductive interface includes a housing that receives the eyewear device. A multi-purpose interface, supported by the housing, includes at least one contact arranged to couple with the conductive interface of the eyewear device when the housing receives the eyewear device. Circuitry is coupled to the at least one contact and includes a processor that detects a connection of the conductive interface of the eyewear device to the multi-purpose interface of the case. The processor performs a charging process during a charge state of the case in which an electrical charge is provided at the multi-purpose interface of the case to the eyewear device. Data is exchanged with the eyewear device during a communication state of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Miran Alhaideri, Alex Bamberger, Gerald Nilles, Russell Douglas Patton, Yu Jiang Tham
  • Publication number: 20220150198
    Abstract: A computer system receives user selection of an avatar story template. User-specific parameters relating to the user are determined and real-time data, based at least in part on the user-specific parameters, is retrieved. Specific media or digital assets are obtained based on at least one of the real-time data and the user-specific parameters. An avatar story is then generated by combining the avatar story template and the specific media or digital assets. The avatar story is then displayed on a display of a computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Yu Jiang Tham
  • Publication number: 20220147117
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for establishing a communication link between two or more electronic devices. A portable eyewear electronic device is configured to communicate with a handheld electronic device, such as a ring, that in turn is retained by an accessory electronic device to establish a wired communication link. The accessory electronic device may be retained or housed by a second accessory electronic device, such as a remote control or wearable device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Inventors: Nir Daube, Gerald Nilles, Jonathan M. Rodriguez, II, Yu Jiang Tham
  • Publication number: 20220113814
    Abstract: Systems, devices, media, and methods are presented for using a handheld device such as a ring to manipulate a virtual object being displayed by a wearable device such as eyewear. The path of the virtual object in motion is substantially linked, in time and space, to the course traveled by a hand holding the handheld device. The methods in some implementations include presenting the virtual object on a display at a first location relative to a three-dimensional coordinate system, collecting motion data from an inertial measurement unit on the handheld device, displaying the virtual object at a second location along a path based on the motion data. In some implementations the eyewear includes a projector located and configured to project the display onto a lens assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Inventors: Yu Jiang Tham, Jonathan M. Rodriguez, II, Nir Daube
  • Patent number: D956743
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Jiang Tham, Gerald Nilles, Jonathan M. Rodriguez, II, Nir Daube
  • Patent number: D962864
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Jiang Tham, Gerald Nilles, Jonathan M. Rodriguez, II, Nir Daube