Augmented Reality (real-time) Patents (Class 345/633)
  • Patent number: 10048498
    Abstract: An illumination module can comprise a circuit board, a semiconductor-based light source mounted to the circuit board, an encasing mounted to the circuit board, and one or more optical surfaces at least partially contained within the encasing. The semiconductor-based light source can emit light in a first illumination pattern. The one or more optical surfaces can be collectively configured to receive the light from the edge-emitting semiconductor-based light source. The one or more optical surfaces can include a single optical surface configured to receive, condition, and redirect the light from the edge-emitting semiconductor-based light source. As such, the one or more optical surfaces can be collectively configured to output the conditioned and redirected light from the illumination module in a second illumination pattern different from the first illumination pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Kirk Price, Ravi Kiran Nalla
  • Patent number: 10049479
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a method of updating a CAD model representing an environment. Such an embodiment begins by generating a point cloud representing one or more objects of an environment based on received signals, where the received signals reflected off the one or more objects of the environment. Next, one or more clusters of the point cloud are identified based on a density of points that includes the one or more clusters. In turn, the one or more clusters are mapped to existing CAD diagrams and a CAD model of the environment is automatically updated using the existing CAD diagrams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Dassault Systemes
    Inventor: Nelia Gloria Mazula
  • Patent number: 10044984
    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: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Philip Scott Lyren
  • Patent number: 10043430
    Abstract: An apparatus for aligning an eyecup to an electronic display panel of a head-mounted display is presented in this disclosure. The eyecup is coupled to the electronic display panel forming an eyecup assembly. An imaging device captures one or more images of image light projected by the electronic display panel through the eyecup. A calibration controller, interfaced with the electronic display panel and the imaging device, determines physical locations of pixels of the electronic display panel on a sensor of the imaging device based on the captured one or more images. The calibration controller also determines a preferred alignment for presenting images by the electronic display panel based on the determined physical locations of the pixels and a projected location of the eyecup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Redmond D'Amico, Simon Hallam, Kieran Tobias Levin
  • Patent number: 10037077
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to system and methods for providing users with augmented reality experiences based on a specific location of a user. An augmented reality experience may include augmented reality objects, and/or other content. Augmented reality objects may be associated with one or more real-world locations. Requests for augmented reality experience may include identifications of real-world locations of client computing devices, and/or other information. An instance of an augmented reality object may be overlaid onto visual information obtained from client computing devices. An interaction between users and/or users and one or more augmented reality objects may be facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Auten, Malcolm E. Murdock, Joshua Nakaya
  • Patent number: 10038807
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes an image display, a receiving unit, a detection section, and a change processing section. The image display displays an image. The receiving unit receives an operation performed by a user on information displayed on the image display. The detection section detects a user's finger approaching the receiving unit or an operation performed by the user on the receiving unit. The change processing section performs a change process on the image displayed on the image display, and stops or does not perform the change process when the detection section detects the approaching or the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoko Saitoh, Yuichi Kawata, Hideki Yamasaki, Yoshifumi Bando, Kensuke Okamoto, Tomoyo Nishida
  • Patent number: 10037627
    Abstract: An augmented visualization system includes a camera operable to capture a base image of a field of view. A spatial sensor is configured to sense a position of the camera and to generate positional information corresponding to the position. A controller is in communication with the camera, the spatial sensor, and a data source having stored geospatial data. The controller is configured to determine when the geospatial data corresponds to a location in the field of view of the camera based on the positional information. The controller is also configured to generate a geospatial image in response to the controller determining that the location corresponding to the geospatial data is in the field of view. A display is in communication with the controller and is operable to display a composite image in which the geospatial image is overlaid with the base image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Argis Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Brady Hustad, Dolphus James Derry, III, Christopher Anderson, Alex Yrigoyen, Kevin Criss, Jerre Teague
  • Patent number: 10033941
    Abstract: A mobile device includes at least one imaging sensor to capture imagery of an environment of the mobile device, a privacy filter module, a spatial feature detection module, an assembly module, and a network interface. The privacy filter module is to perform at least one image-based privacy filtering process using the captured imagery to generate filtered imagery. The spatial feature detection module is to determine a set of spatial features in the filtered imagery. The assembly module is to generate an area description file representative of the set of spatial features. The network interface is to transmit the area description file to a remote computing system. The assembly module may select only a subset of the set of spatial features for inclusion in the area description file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Brian Patrick Williams, Ryan Michael Hickman
  • Patent number: 10033844
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a proximity illuminance sensor and a mobile terminal using the same, and disclosed is the mobile terminal of which an upper bezel can be shortened by using: the proximity illuminance (IR) sensor disposed on the rear surface of a front case and disposed to be perpendicular to a display unit; and a light reflector disposed at one side of the proximity illuminance sensor, such that light is incident to the proximity illuminance sensor or emitted from the proximity illuminance sensor to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Byunghwa Lee, Hyunsu Song
  • Patent number: 10025546
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention disclose a method for controlling a device remotely. The method includes one or more processors identifying one or more electronic devices, viewed through a transparent display, connected to a network. The method further includes one or more processors determining a first electronic device, from the one or more electronic devices. The method further includes one or more processors mirroring the user interface of the first electronic device on the transparent display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10026033
    Abstract: A mobile device configured to enable a user to maintain a facility includes: a display device; a network interface configured to communicate across a computer network with an external computer server to retrieve facility data; an antenna for interrogating an RFID tag; a reader configured to read a response signal generated by the RFID tag in response to the interrogating, process the response signal to extract tag information, determine whether the tag information includes information identifying one of a room within the facility or equipment within the facility; and a processor configured to determine whether the tag information includes a room identifier identifying a room within the facility or an equipment identifier identifying equipment within the facility based on the facility data, retrieve display data from the stored facility data based on the identified information, and present the display data on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Peter M. Curtis
  • Patent number: 10019964
    Abstract: A head mounted display (HMD) includes a magnetic sensor to produce a sensor signal responsive to detecting a magnet within a first threshold distance. The HMD also includes a circuit operatively coupled to the magnetic sensor. The circuit determines that the HMD is to be placed in a storage mode responsive to receiving the sensor signal from the magnetic sensor. The circuit powers down components of the HMD responsive to determining that the HMD is to be placed in the storage mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventor: Nirav Rajendra Patel
  • Patent number: 10015391
    Abstract: Operating a camera system that includes a forward-facing camera directed at a forward scene and a rearward-facing camera directed at a rearward scene opposite the forward scene includes analyzing a video stream containing a reflection of the forward scene in a cornea of an eye of a user of the camera system, the video stream captured with the rearward-facing camera. The analyzing includes identifying an item in the reflection moving relative to a field of view of the forward-facing camera and predicted to enter the field of view of the forward-facing camera and identifying a characteristic of the item. A camera setting of the forward-facing camera is adjusted according to the characteristic of the identified item, the adjusted camera setting selected to improve capturing a photograph or video containing the item with the forward-facing camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: David de Leon, Linus Martensson, Ola Thorn
  • Patent number: 10012838
    Abstract: An optical system for a head-worn computer may include a light source positioned within the head-worn computer and adapted to project non-polarized illuminating light towards a partially reflective partially transmissive surface such that the illuminating light reflects through a field lens and towards a reflective display and a polarizing film adjacent to a surface of the reflective display that polarizes the illuminating light after it passes through the field lens. The illuminating light reflects off a surface of the reflective display, forming image light which is then analyzed by the polarizing film prior to being transmitted through the field lens and then through the partially reflective partially transmissive surface to a non-polarizing lower display optical system adapted to present the image light to an eye of a user wearing the head-worn computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventor: John N. Border
  • Patent number: 10015403
    Abstract: An image display method displays image data obtained through a photographing operation performed at an image-capturing apparatus having a photographic optical system. The method includes: (i) image-capturing in which image data are generated by photographing a subject within a photographic image plane with the image-capturing apparatus; (ii) information collection in which subject information related to the subject is collected; (iii) correlating in which the subject information is made to correlate to a position within the photographic image plane; (iv) image display in which the image data are displayed at a display screen; (v) position specification in which a position on the display screen at which the image data are displayed is specified; and (vi) information display in which the subject information made to correlate to a position within the photographic image plane corresponding to the position specified in the position specification is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yosuke Kusaka, Shoei Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10013795
    Abstract: An operation support method is disclosed. A three dimensional panorama image is generated by overlapping multiple images with each other based on posture information of a camera and a feature point map of the multiple images captured by the camera. The three dimensional panorama image is displayed at a first display device. At a second display device, position information of a target indicated is output based on current posture information of the camera in response to an indication of the target on the three dimensional panorama image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Shan Jiang, Keiju Okabayashi
  • Patent number: 10007118
    Abstract: A compact optical system with improved contrast for a head-worn computer includes a light source including a lens with positive optical power positioned within the head-worn computer and adapted to project converging illuminating light towards a partially reflective partially transmissive surface wherein the illuminating light forms a spot with an area smaller than the light source on the partially reflective partially transmissive surface prior to being reflected as diverging illuminating light that passes through a field lens and towards a reflective display. The illuminating light reflects off a surface of the reflective display, forming diverging image light which is transmitted through the field lens and then through the partially reflective partially transmissive surface to a lower display optical system adapted to present the image light to an eye of a user wearing the head-worn computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventor: John N. Border
  • Patent number: 10008040
    Abstract: A method for virtual shoes fitting includes providing two augmented reality (AR) reference papers, each having a plurality of AR markers and a standard size reference object, one reference paper being placed on a ground and the other AR reference paper being placed directly behind and at right angle to the ground; and providing a mobile device having a camera, a processor, and a machine-readable medium with instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to produce AR markers on the mobile device, and automatically taking photos of a user's foot placed on the AR reference paper on the ground together with the standard size reference object. A system for virtual shoes fitting is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignees: OnePersonalization Limited, Hong Kong Productivity Council
    Inventors: Pong Yuen Lam, Chin Lok Poon, Sin Yu Fung
  • Patent number: 10008042
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide a technology-based way to adapt non-augmented realty (AR) content from a content platform for display in an AR environment. More particularly, systems, apparatuses and methods may provide a way to render an AR environment including some portion of the adapted non-AR content based on one or more physical contexts or device contexts. Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide for modifying one or more readability parameters of the information rendered in the AR environment based on one or more physical contexts or device contexts to improve the readability of non-AR content adapted to AR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Alexis Menard, Bryan G. Bernhart
  • Patent number: 10007948
    Abstract: A system may provide an augmented environment that facilitates a transaction. The system may store profile data including user payment or user profile information. The system may then receive environmental data including audio and visual information representing a physical environment. The system may then receive first user input data indicative of a selection of one or more items present in the physical environment, and identify one or more action items in the environmental data based on the first user input data. In response to this identification, the system may augment the environmental data by adding virtual environmental data, and then provide this virtual environmental data to a device to create an augmented environment. The system can then receive second user input data, and provide purchase request data to a merchant terminal to enable a transaction related to the one or more action items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Karen Nickerson, Justin Wishne, Drew Jacobs, Justin Smith, Marco S. Giampaolo, Hannes Jouhikainen
  • Patent number: 9996308
    Abstract: Provided are a tethering-type head-mounted display (HMD), and a control method thereof. The HMD is in communications with a mobile terminal and includes a display to selectively display content. A sensor detects a state in which the HMD is worn by a user, and the HMD presents notification information about an event detected in the mobile terminal. The controller further pauses, when the sensor senses a change in the state in which the HMD is worn by the user while the notification information is being presented by the display, the presentation of the content, and generates, based on pausing the presentation of the content, bookmark information identifying the content and a point in time when the sensor senses the change in the state in which the HMD is worn by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Cheongha Park, Goeun Joo
  • Patent number: 9998671
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of controlling an electronic apparatus. The method of controlling an electronic apparatus includes: selecting a specific image; generating a first image having a contour line and an adjusted transparency for the selected image; and displaying the generated first image in a state in which the generated first image is overlapped with a photographed image corresponding to live-view-photographing of the electronic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: OCEANS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sung Jyn Park
  • Patent number: 9983410
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device (1) for authenticating information contained in a document (6), said device including at least one imager configured for acquiring at least one image of an acquisition field, at least one light source, computer processing means configured for processing the image and for extracting therefrom data relating to the document, said device being adapted so as to be mounted on the head of a user (10) so that its acquisition field (11) covers at least one portion of the field of vision (12) of the user (10), the light source being configured so as to emit in the acquisition field (11) of the imager, a light of at least one non-visible wavelength, the imager being adapted for allowing acquisitions at said wavelength and thus allowing acquisition at this wavelength of an image of a document (6) presented to the user (10) in the acquisition field of the imager. The invention also relates to the corresponding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: MORPHO
    Inventors: Eric Nguyen, Francois Rieul, Lauriane Couturier, Marie Jarlegan, Pierre Chastel, Vincent Bouatou
  • Patent number: 9984301
    Abstract: A method for determining a pose of a camera includes obtaining both a first image of a scene and a second image of the scene, where both the first and second images are captured by the camera. A first set of features is extracted from the first image and a second set of features is extracted from the second set of features. The method includes calculating a value of a visual-motion parameter based on the first set of features and the second set of features without matching features of the first set with features of the second set. The method also includes determining the pose of the camera based, at least, on the value of the visual motion parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Paulo Ricardo Dos Santos Mendonca
  • Patent number: 9975559
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for rendering views to an output device and controlling a vehicle. The method includes determining a maneuver path for the vehicle within a spatial environment around the vehicle based on vehicle data from one or more vehicle systems of the vehicle. The method includes updating a view based on the spatial environment and the maneuver path, by augmenting one or more components of a model to provide a representation of the maneuver path virtually in the view as an available maneuver path or an unavailable maneuver path. The view is rendered to an output device and a vehicle maneuver request is generated based on the maneuver path. Further, the one or more vehicle systems are controlled to execute the vehicle maneuver request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Arthur Alaniz, Joseph Whinnery, Robert Wesley Murrish, Michael Eamonn Gleeson-May
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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