Augmented Reality (real-time) Patents (Class 345/633)
  • Patent number: 9971403
    Abstract: Methods for intentional user experience are provided herein. Exemplary methods include: getting point of interest data, including a location of a point of interest; receiving first user data, including a first location of the user and a first direction of a gaze of the user; calculating a first position of the gaze of the user using the first location of the user and the first direction of the gaze of the user; displaying a first indicator denoting the first position of the gaze of the user; receiving second user data, including a second location of the user and a second direction of a gaze of the user; calculating a second position of the gaze of the user using the second location of the user and the second direction of the gaze of the user; and displaying a second indicator denoting the second position of the gaze of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Emergent AR Platforms Corp.
    Inventors: Raymond Kallmeyer, Andrew Warren Dawson
  • Patent number: 9972088
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus of the present invention includes an image analysis unit that performs image analysis processing on a plurality of frame images constituting a base dynamic image to obtain an overall analysis value, a statistical analysis unit that performs statistical analysis processing on a diagnostic region using the overall analysis value to obtain a first analysis value, a reference statistical value generating unit that outputs a reference statistical value, and a display unit that displays the first analysis value and the reference statistical value together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Koichi Fujiwara, Osamu Toyama, Hiroshi Yamato, Kenta Shimamura, Shintaro Muraoka, Sho Noji
  • Patent number: 9971156
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for the see-through computer display systems with a wide field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John N. Border, Joseph Bietry, John D. Haddick
  • Patent number: 9965675
    Abstract: Examples of the disclosure provide for calibrating a virtual reality environment based on data input in response to initial calibration prompts to provide a customized detection phase for a behavior analysis session. User interaction data are received during the customized detection phase and is dynamically pushed through a trained machine learning component to generate a dynamic behavior vector for the behavior analysis session, the dynamic behavior vector updating during the customized detection phase. The virtual reality environment is dynamically modified during the customized detection phase using the dynamic behavior vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventors: Georgios P. Schinas, Ilias K Chrysovergis, Leontios J. Hadjileontiadis, Vasileios Baltatzis, Kyriaki-Margarita Bintsi
  • Patent number: 9959591
    Abstract: A head mounted display is worn on the body of a user before use and includes an image display unit that transmits an outside scene and displays an image in a visually recognizable manner along with the outside scene and a camera that performs image capturing in directions of sight lines of the user. A control section of the head mounted display includes an image generation section that generates a display image from a captured image from the camera and an image display control section that causes the image display unit to display the display image generated by the image generation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaori Sendai, Atsunari Tsuda, Masahide Takano
  • Patent number: 9958749
    Abstract: An apparatus worn as headgear providing visual effects and vision to the wearer. The apparatus includes a shell or helmet. The apparatus includes an optical assembly mounted in the interior space of the shell adjacent eye slits or opening(s) to the interior space of the shell. The optical assembly includes an outer screen (e.g., a film of polymer-dispersed liquid crystal) switchable between a rear projection (RP) screen state in which the outer screen is cloudy or translucent and a transparent state. The optical assembly includes a backlighting assembly with numerous lights. The optical assembly includes a controller switching, at a rate greater than the flicker fusion rate, between a first operating state with the outer screen in the RP screen state and the lights on to illuminate the outer screen and a second operating state with the outer screen in the transparent state and the lights off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventor: Lanny S. Smoot
  • Patent number: 9955121
    Abstract: An electronic device displays an image during a communication between two people. The image represents one of the people to the communication. The electronic device determines a location where to place the image and displays the image such that the image appears to exist at the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventor: Philip Scott Lyren
  • Patent number: 9952820
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to produce augmented reality representations across multiple devices are described. In one example, operation include generating a virtual object, generating a reality space including a first display, and presenting the virtual object in the reality space including the first display on a second display. Further operations include tracking a location of the virtual object in the reality space as the virtual object moves through the reality space, updating the presentation of the virtual object on the second display using the tracked location, and presenting the virtual object on the first display when the tracked location of the virtual object coincides with the location of the first display in the reality space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Glen J Anderson, Wendy A. March
  • Patent number: 9949229
    Abstract: To improve the usability of an electronic device, the electronic device includes: a first communication unit located near a user; a receive unit configured to receive data through communication via a body of the user or near field communication between a second communication unit located in a member used by the user and the first communication unit; and a recording unit configured to record data pertaining to the member when communication is established between the first communication unit and the second communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukio Kubota, Satoshi Ejima, Takeo Motohashi, Mitsuko Matsumura, Hiroki Ono, Masakazu Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 9947138
    Abstract: A method for providing environment information to a mobile device user is presented. The method comprises receiving a request for target environment information from a mobile device, determining the pose of the mobile interface device relative to the target environment, and obtaining target environment data for one or more measurable environment parameters (e.g., radiation level). The target environment data is used to assemble augmented reality information configured for viewing in conjunction with a real-time view of the target environment captured by the mobile interface device. The target augmented reality information is then transmitted to the mobile device for display to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Huntington Ingalls Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian Bare, Jonathan Martin, Patrick Ryan, Paul Sells, Mark Lawrence, Justin Brooks, Joshua Mason
  • Patent number: 9939635
    Abstract: Embodiments herein provide a method for providing a notification in a Virtual Reality (VR) device. The method includes detecting, by a processor, an obstacle in proximity to a user while VR content is displayed on a screen of the VR device worn by the user. Further, the method includes detecting, by the processor, a severity level of the obstacle based on at least one parameter. Further, the method includes providing, by a notification engine, a notification on a portion of the screen of the VR device based on the severity level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Brillio LLC
    Inventors: Renji Kuruvilla Thomas, Gaurav Jain, Venkat Kumar Sivaramamurthy, Puneet Gupta, Karthik Gopalakrishnan Vinmani
  • Patent number: 9933470
    Abstract: An environmental visualization system is provided for visualization of an energy spectrum. The environmental visualization system may include a front-end system configured to receive input from sensors configured to measure emissions within an environment of a user, and provide a corresponding sensed input that includes a at least one energy frequency of the emissions and that indicates a spatial-temporal distribution of the emissions within the environment. The system may also include an energy spectrum system configured to generate from the sensed input, a multidimensional layout that depicts the at least one energy frequency and spatial-temporal distribution of the emissions from which a significance of the emissions is identifiable, in which the front-end system may be configured to output the multidimensional layout for display by a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian Dale Laughlin, William David Kelsey
  • Patent number: 9934362
    Abstract: A contiguous cartogram is distorted proportionally to demographic data associated with geographical areas. The cartogram is associated with an underlying data set (such as health indication data or epidemiological data) that is geographically smoothed to avoid meshing and border effects, and shaded according to a predetermined shading scale. The cartogram may be stacked with other cartograms associated with underlying data sets collected at different times to form a chronological cartogram slideshow to illustrate changes in the underlying data set over time. The chronological cartogram slideshows may be transmitted from a map server via a communications interface to a requesting client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: OPENHEALTH COMPANY
    Inventor: Patrick Guerin
  • Patent number: 9934616
    Abstract: In order to aid a user in filling a container with a target volume of a substance, an image is received. The image includes a view of the container and a view of a reference object. The reference object has a known dimension. The view of the reference object and the view of the container are then compared with reference to the known dimension. Based on the comparison, a volume of the container is determined. Based on the volume of the container, a volume indicator is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ilse M. Breedvelt-Schouten, Jana H. Jenkins, Jeffrey A. Kusnitz
  • Patent number: 9928632
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for generating intrinsic matrixed bar codes, such as Quick Response (“QR”) codes. In one implementation, system for generating an intrinsic matrixed bar code may include an image-receiving device, a processor configured to execute instructions, and a memory storing the instructions. The instructions may include instructions to: receive an image using the image-receiving device, generate a registration mark corresponding to the received image, select coordinates on the received image, overlay one or more matrixed bar codes on the selected coordinates, update the registration mark with the selected coordinates, and overlay the registration mark on the received image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Eric Barnum
  • Patent number: 9922462
    Abstract: An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventor: Samuel A. Miller
  • Patent number: 9921646
    Abstract: A transmissive head-mounted display device includes an image display unit, a detection unit, a control unit, an imaging unit, and an imaging setting unit. The display unit generates image light representing an image, allows a user to visually recognize the image light, and transmits outside scenery when worn on a head of a user. The detection unit detects a shielding object that is located at a predetermined distance from an eye of the user. A control unit performs control of the image light based on the detection result of the detection unit. The imaging unit images the outside scenery. The imaging setting unit adjusts the imaging unit. The imaging setting unit shifts a display mode of the image display unit to an imaging adjustment mode based on the detection result of the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Masahide Takano, Fusashi Kimura
  • Patent number: 9924159
    Abstract: Within a communication system, packets are received for a video channel defining a shared scene and a surface reconstruction channel associated with surface reconstruction data of image data. The image data and intrinsic and extrinsic capture device data are from an image capture device and are encoded and packetized within the video channel. The surface reconstruction data is encoded and packetized within the surface reconstruction channel. The image data and the intrinsic and extrinsic capture device data are extracted from within the video channel. The surface reconstruction data is extracted from within the surface reconstruction channel. The shared scene is rendered using the image data, the intrinsic and extrinsic capture device data, and the surface reconstruction data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Juri Reitel, Martin Ellis, Andrei Birjukov, ZhiCheng Miao, Ryan S. Menezes
  • Patent number: 9922463
    Abstract: The techniques describe herein use sensor(s) to scan a real-world environment and obtain data associated with geometry of the real-world environment that affects how energy propagates (e.g., locations of spatial objects in a room). The sensor(s) also detect energy (e.g., sound) in the real-world environment, from which a location of a source of the energy can be determined. The techniques combine the geometry data and the energy data to determine how the detected energy propagates from the location of the source through the real-world environment. The techniques can then cause a representation of the propagating energy to be displayed, to a user, as virtual content via a mixed reality device. Accordingly, a user is able to see energy that is otherwise invisible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jaron Lanier, Kishore Rathinavel, Nikunj Raghuvanshi
  • Patent number: 9922465
    Abstract: A perceived speed of motion associated with a user may be changed by determining a speed and a direction of the motion associated with the user within a reference frame. Augmented reality content may be determined for presentation on a display. A direction and a speed of motion associated with the augmented reality content within the reference frame may be determined. The direction of motion associated with the augmented reality content may oppose the direction of motion associated with the user. The speed of motion associated with the augmented reality content may increase as the speed of motion associated with the user increases. The augmented reality content may be presented such that the augmented reality content appears to move toward and past a position associated with the user at the perceived speed that is faster than the speed of motion associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Goslin
  • Patent number: 9916771
    Abstract: A vision aid device comprises a housing, an eyepiece for holding up to an eye and viewing into the vision aid device, a camera mounted within the housing, a controller and memory operably coupled to the camera, a motion sensor operably coupled to the controller and a display operably coupled to the controller. The controller is configured to: activate the camera to capture an electronic image; store the electronic image in the memory; display on the display a magnified image which is a magnified view of the electronic image; and electronically pan the electronic image from the magnified image to display successive magnified images based on motion information generated by the motion sensor, the motion information based on motion of the vision aid device as sensed by the motion sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: ENHANCED VISION SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Kamran Siminou
  • Patent number: 9916689
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating a camera pose includes an image acquisition unit to acquire a photographed image, a motion sensor to acquire motion information of the apparatus for estimating the camera pose, a static area detector to detect a static area of the photographed image based on the photographed image and the motion information, and a pose estimator to estimate a camera pose based on the detected static area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seon Min Rhee, Seung In Park, Yong Beom Lee, Hyong Euk Lee
  • Patent number: 9910126
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for controlling a measurement device remotely through gestures performed by a user. The method includes providing a relationship between a command and a gestures. A gesture is performed by the user with the user's body that corresponds to the user gesture. The gesture performed by the user is detected. A command is determined based at least in part on the detected gesture. Then the command is executed with the laser tracker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: FARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Robert E. Bridges, David H. Parker, Kelley Fletcher
  • Patent number: 9910284
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate a head-worn computer with a see-through display wherein computer content is presented to a user wearing the head-worn computer and through which the user sees a surrounding environment, wherein the see-through display generates image light comprised of narrow bandwidths of red, green and blue light and wherein the see-through display further includes a tristimulus notch mirror positioned to reflect the image light towards the user's eye, and wherein the tristimulus notch mirror reflects less than a full width half max of the red image light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward H. Nortrup, John N. Border, John D. Haddick
  • Patent number: 9910958
    Abstract: The positions of the images and a display mode of at least two images of an object are selected based on a comparison of a provided distance value between the edges of the two displayed images and a distance threshold value. By continuously varying the distance value, the corresponding images and the display mode are adapted to an actual distance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Pieter Maria Mielekamp, Nicolaas Jan Noordhoek
  • Patent number: 9911234
    Abstract: An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel A. Miller
  • Patent number: 9901303
    Abstract: A method of registering two or more localization systems utilizing unique coordinate frames A and B to a common coordinate frames includes measuring position information for one or more reference locations r in each coordinate frame (e.g., Ar and Br). For each reference location, a fiducial grouping is created from the respective position measurements (e.g., (Ar, Br)). The fiducial groupings are used to generate a mapping function ƒ that transforms position measurements expressed relative to the second coordinate frame B to the first coordinate frame A. The mapping function ƒ is defined such that a distance between ƒ(Br) and Ar is about zero for each reference location r. Each localization system may also measure position information for a respective fixed reference localization element. Divergence between these fixed reference localization elements in the common coordinate system may be used to monitor, signal, and correct for anomalies such as dislodgement and drift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric S. Olson
  • Patent number: 9904356
    Abstract: A system is provided that includes sensors(s) configured to provide sensed input including measurements of motion and/or orientation of a user during performance of a task to work a complex-system component. The system includes a front-end system configured to process the sensed input including the measurements to identify a known pattern that indicates a significance of the sensed input from which to identify operations of an electronic resource. The front-end system is configured to form and communicate an input to cause the electronic resource to perform the operations and produce an output. The operations include determination of an action of the user during performance of the task, or calculation of a process variable related to performance of the task, from the measurements. And the front-end system is configured to receive the output from the electronic resource, and communicate the output to a display device, audio output device or haptic sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian Dale Laughlin, Richard N. Blair, William David Kelsey
  • Patent number: 9904664
    Abstract: There are provided an augmented reality contents providing apparatus based on a Web information structure including: an HTML document that includes a URI setting unit setting a uniform resource identifier (URI) corresponding to a point of interest (POI), a POI processing unit collecting attribute information from a target terminal and identifying the POI by using the collected attribute information, a virtual object processing unit that matches a virtual object associated with the URI to the identified POI; and a 3D browser engine used for setting coordinates on the 3D physical space such that the POI and the virtual object are displayed in a 3D virtual space through a Web browser of the target terminal, analyzing video information of the POI and the virtual object based on the set coordinates, and providing the target terminal the analyzed video information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Heedong Ko, Sang-chul Ahn
  • Patent number: 9905050
    Abstract: A method of operating an electronic device is provided. The method includes detecting a movement of the electronic device, and changing a scale of a displayed image based on the movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-Sang Yun, Chi-Hyun Cho, Jong-Chul Choi, Chang-Ryong Heo
  • Patent number: 9905053
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: circuitry configured to: obtain a captured image including position identification information identifying a position at which a virtual abject representing a target to be placed is to be displayed; generate a composite image in which the virtual object is combined at a position on the captured image, the position identified by the position identification information; receive an operation causing the virtual object included in the composite image, to operate; and control display depicting operation of the virtual object based on display setting information including specification information defining specifications of the target to be placed, in response to the operation receiving unit receiving the operation causing the virtual object to operate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Daisuke Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9901816
    Abstract: An interactive game system is provided. The interactive game system includes a head-mounted device (HMD), a game suit, a battery and a ground pad. The HMD executes a virtual reality program and displays video information of the virtual reality program to a user. The game suit is worn by the user and connected to the HMD. The game suit includes wireless sensors. The battery provides power to the HMD. The ground pad includes wireless charging devices arranged in a matrix to provide power. When the wireless charging device detects an approaching wireless sensor, the position information of the wireless charging device is transmitted to the approaching wireless sensor and a signal indicating whether the battery needs to be charged is transmitted to the wireless charging device. If the battery needs to be charged, the wireless charging device charges the battery via the approaching wireless sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu-Cheng Lee, Chung-Ying Yeh
  • Patent number: 9898868
    Abstract: A head mounted display device includes an image display portion that transmits external scenery and displays an image so as to be capable of being visually recognized together with the external scenery. In addition, the head mounted display device includes a control unit that acquires an external scenery image including the external scenery which is visually recognized through the image display portion, recognizes an object which is visually recognized through the image display portion on the basis of the acquired external scenery image, and displays information regarding the object on the image display portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Aonuma, Masahide Takano, Kiichi Hirano
  • Patent number: 9898872
    Abstract: Techniques for displaying an augmented reality environment. Embodiments capture a visual scene for display. An embedded symbol associated with a garment worn by the first user within the visual scene is identified. Embodiments generate a virtual augmentation corresponding to the first user that is animated based on the captured visual scene. The virtual augmentation alters an appearance of the first user, such that the first user is depicted as wearing a virtual costume, the virtual costume determined to have a predefined relationship with the identified embedded symbol. A sequence of frames is rendered that depicts the first user augmented with the virtual augmentation in the augmented reality environment and depict at least a portion of the first user as wearing the virtual costume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9897808
    Abstract: A smart glass may include a glass having a transparent display function, a first camera obtaining a front image, a second camera obtaining an image of a user's eyes, and a controller which analyzes the front image and the image of the user's eyes, determines a specific object selected by the user's gaze from a plurality of objects included in the front image based on the result of an analysis, obtains information about the specific object, and displays the information about the specific object on a transparent display area of the glass. The smart glass may provide information about the specific object selected by the user's gaze, and/or may execute a specific function corresponding to user's eye gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Daewon Yoo
  • Patent number: 9891705
    Abstract: A system and method for automatic boresighting of a head-tracking system for a HWD or HUD accesses georeferenced pose (position/orientation) data of an aircraft or other mobile platform from a georeferenced head-tracker and platform-referenced head pose data (based on fiducial markers within the aircraft cockpit) from the inertial measurement units of an optical, magnetic, or optical/magnetic platform-referenced head tracker (PRHT) and determines misalignments of the PRHT relative to the boresighted inertial reference system (IRS) of the aircraft. Based on the determined misalignments and accessed data, the IMUs of the PRHT may be updated and aligned with the aircraft boresight. Misalignments of head-mounted fiducial markers with the boresighted IRS may be determined for updating the alignment of an optical head-tracker fixed relative to the aircraft cockpit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Weston J. Lahr, William T. Kirchner, David I. Han
  • Patent number: 9883110
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a camera enabled mobile device and method of toggling between an augmented reality image viewing mode and a rendered image viewing mode based, in part, on viewability of an augmented reality target (visible or invisible—markerless) proximate the camera enabled mobile device. The method comprising steps of positioning at least one of an augmented reality target in a physical location, aiming the camera at the augmented reality target, initiating, once, an immersive user software experience, determining which of the augmented reality appliance images and the rendered appliance images are associated with the augmented reality target, then toggling between the augmented reality image viewing mode when the augmented reality target is viewable by the camera else entering the rendered image viewing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: CNZ, Inc.
    Inventors: Margaret A. Martin, Alex S. Hill, Harrison D. Leach
  • Patent number: 9881420
    Abstract: An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventor: Samuel A. Miller
  • Patent number: 9875598
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system involving augmenting content. The system includes context-sensitive augmenting options that are conveniently presented to a player. Promotion of time sensitive propositions is presented to both simplify the content augmenting experience and provide a better targeted experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin S. Lyons, Bryan M. Kelly
  • Patent number: 9870050
    Abstract: Disclosed are an interactive projection display method and an interactive projection display system. The method comprises: obtaining to-be-displayed location information corresponding to a coordination device; obtaining display information corres-ponding to the coordination device; generating, according to the display information, virtual display content corresponding to the coordination device; and projecting the virtual display content to a location corresponding to the to-be-displayed location information at a fundus of a user. According to the method and the system, virtual display content, used to interact with a user, of a coordination device is projected near the coordination device, to cause interaction between the user and the coordination device to be more convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TECH CO., LTD
    Inventor: Lin Du
  • Patent number: 9866826
    Abstract: A multi-focal display represents a 3-dimensional scene by a series of 2-dimensional images located at different focal planes. The locations of the focal planes are selected based on an analysis of the three-dimensional scene to be rendered by the multi-focal display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Wanmin Wu, Patrick Llull, Ivana Tosic, Kathrin Berkner, Noah Bedard
  • Patent number: 9865093
    Abstract: A first display device determines a first device configuration of the first display device and a first context of a first AR application operating on the first display device. The first display device connects to a second display device and determines a second device configuration of the second display device and a second context of a second AR application operating on the second display device. The first display device generates a first collaboration configuration for the display device and a second collaboration configuration for the second display device. The first and second collaborations are based on the first device configuration, the first context, the second device configuration, and the second context. The second display device modifies an operation of the second AR application based on the second collaboration configuration. The first display device modifies an operation of the first AR application based on the first collaboration configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: DAQRI, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Mullins
  • Patent number: 9860661
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus are provided for providing additional information service in a mobile communication terminal. A microphone receives a sound signal including an audible frequency band and an inaudible frequency band. Additional information related to the service is detected in the inaudible frequency band included in the sound signal. The detected additional information is extracted from the sound signal. Data for providing the service is acquired based on the extracted additional information. A service screen is displayed based on the acquired data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hee-Won Jung, Jun-Ho Koh, Dong-Wook Kwon
  • Patent number: 9855664
    Abstract: In a robot safety system, a safety controller specifies a robot that a worker is looking at based on position of worker and/or visual field of worker, and acquires distance between robot and worker based on position information. Safety controller generates a fence image of which display mode is changed depending on distance to robot, which is a virtual image showing a boundary position of an operating range of robot, based on acquired distance. Generated fence image is displayed on a glasses type display device that the working is wearing such that fence image overlaps visual field of worker. In another example of the robot safety system, a virtual fence may be displayed on a head mount type display device as a fence image, and display mode of fence image may be optimized such that work efficiency of worker is affected as little as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Tomoya Yamamoto, Daisuke Kawase, Toshifumi Enomoto, Masakazu Utsunomiya
  • Patent number: 9858637
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer programs are disclosed for reducing motion-to-photon latency and memory bandwidth in a virtual reality display system. An exemplary method involves receiving sensor data from one or more sensors tracking translational and rotational motion of a user for a virtual reality application. An updated position of the user is computed based on the received sensor data. The speed and acceleration of the user movement may be computed based on the sensor data. The updated position, the speed, and the acceleration may be provided to a warp engine configured to update a rendered image before sending to a virtual reality display based on one or more of the updated position, the speed, and the acceleration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Nhon Quach, Moinul Khan, Maurice Ribble, Martin Renschler, Mehrad Tavakoli, Rashmi Kulkarni, Ricky Wai Kit Yuen, Todd Lemoine
  • Patent number: 9857867
    Abstract: A transparent display apparatus is provided. The transparent display apparatus includes a transparent display which displays information, a sensor which senses background information in a first direction, and a controller configured to modify a display state of the displayed information on the transparent display based on the sensed background information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nipun Kumar, Joon-kyu Seo, Yeo-jun Yoon, Young-joon Choi
  • Patent number: 9858643
    Abstract: An image generating device includes: a storage section that stores images of surrounding spaces centered at plural different fixed points; a detecting section that detects translational movement on the basis of the location of the point of view; an image processor that acquires an image of a displaying target by clipping out part of the image of the surrounding space centered at the fixed point, stored in the storage section, on the basis of the location of the point of view and the direction of the line of sight; and a switching section that makes switching to the image of the surrounding space centered at another fixed point closest to the point of view after translational movement if the plural different fixed points are so disposed that the surrounding spaces centered at the fixed points overlap with each other in a world coordinate system and translational movement is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Yoichi Nishimaki, Takeshi Yamagishi, Shinichi Hirata, Kyoko Furumura
  • Patent number: 9852381
    Abstract: An approach is provided for behavioral pattern generation for mixed reality objects. A mixed reality platform determines one or more computation closures for describing one or more user behavioral patterns associated with one or more digital objects of at least one augmented reality information space. The mixed reality platform then processes and/or facilitates a processing of one or more interactions with the one or more digital objects, one or more augmented reality applications associated with the at least one augmented reality information space, or a combination thereof to cause, at least in part, a determination of (a) the one or more user behavioral patterns from the one or more interactions, (b) the data acted on by the one or more computation closures, or (c) a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Sergey Boldyrev, Jari-Jukka Harald Kaaja, Mikko Aleksi Uusitalo, Ian Justin Oliver, Vesa-Veikko Luukkala
  • Patent number: 9852550
    Abstract: A method is provided for markerless injection of content into an augmented reality scene by use of a mobile device. Through the mobile device, a camera feed of a scene is acquired, which includes a flat surface. A key frame of the flat surface is selected from the feed. After determining that the flat surface in the key frame meets a predetermined level of feature richness, digital content is injected by superimposing text, graphics, video content over at least a part of the key frame. The digital content can be viewed and interacted with by the user of the mobile device. In one embodiment, the digital content is an advertisement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Civic Resource Group International Inc.
    Inventors: Yousuf Chowdhary, Kevin Garland, Steven Blumenfeld
  • Patent number: 9846968
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for capturing views of a mixed reality environment from various perspectives which can be displayed on a monitor. The system includes one or more physical cameras at user-defined positions within the mixed reality environment. The system renders virtual objects in the mixed reality environment from the perspective of the one or more cameras. Real and virtual objects from the mixed reality environment may then be displayed from the perspective of the one or more cameras on one or more external, 2D monitor for viewing by others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Arthur Charles Tomlin, Evan Michael Keibler, Nicholas Gervase Fajt, Brian J. Mount, Gregory Lowell Alt, Jorge Tosar, Jonathan Michael Lyons, Anthony J. Ambrus, Cameron Quinn Egbert, Will Guyman, Jeff W. McGlynn, Jeremy Hance, Roger Sebastian-Kevin Sylvan, Alexander Georg Pfaffe, Dan Kroymann, Erik Andrew Saltwell, Chris Word