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(Yingwei & nbsp; March 01, 2019) Recently, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced a new batch of AR/VR patents. The following is the collation of Yingwei (click on the patent title for details), a total of 32. For more patent disclosures, please visit the patent section https://patent.yivian.com/, or join the patent exchange group AR/VR.
1. Twitter Patent | Live Interactive Video Streaming Using One Or More Camera Devices
Computing devices are configured to execute interactive streaming applications, and interactive streaming applications are configured to participate in live broadcast of events shared by interactive video playback services performed on server computers. A first video stream captured by a video capture device configured as a first video source is received and displayed on a display screen. A second video stream captured by a panoramic video capture device configured as a second video source is received and a portion of the panoramic video is displayed on a display screen according to the first view angle of the panoramic video. Receive the first view change of panoramic video and display another part of panoramic video according to the second view.
2. & nbsp; "Snap Patent | Spherical Video Editing (Snap Patent: Spherical Video Editing)"
Patents describe systems and methods for editing spherical video data. In one example, a computing device may receive spherical video, such as data from a built-in spherical video capture system or video data from another device. Computing devices can display spherical video data. When displaying spherical video data, the computing device can track the movement of the object to change the viewport position. Computing devices can generate new videos at new viewport locations.
Disney Patent | Augmented Reality Device With Predefined Object Data
The embodiment captures one or more images of a visual scene including a first physical object. Determine the first area to be applied to enhance information. The embodiment determines the current configuration of the first physical object. The first physical object is configured to physically manipulate each of the configurations. Render the frame sequence for display, where the first area of the first physical object is animated in a predefined manner. According to the determined configuration of the first physical object, the virtual light source of the first physical object is depicted. According to the predefined geometric information corresponding to the object type of the first physical object, the system generates the first virtual object and applies one or more enhancements to the first virtual object.
4. Amazon Patent | Realistic Rendering For Virtual Reality Applications
By displaying the virtual nose in the user's field of view, the motion sickness caused by using virtual reality head display can be alleviated. By choosing various options, users can acquire nose data or dynamically determine it through various image analysis algorithms. The captured image data of the user's face can be analyzed to determine the size, shape, color, texture and reflectivity of the user's nose, etc. Generate a three-dimensional nose model, treat it as an object in the virtual world, and apply lighting, shadow and texture to it accordingly. The pupil distance can be determined from image data and used to determine the viewpoint of the rendered nose part.
5. Pinscreen Patent | Deep Learning-Based Facial Animation For Head-Mounted Display (Pinscreen Patent: Deep Learning Facial Animation for Head-Mounted Display)
For patented descriptive systems and systems, they can be used to train a set of computational expression and neutral convolution neural networks by using a single representation of a set of known phonemes and visual elements mapped to a predetermined sentence and facial expression. Next, the audio data mapped to the original representation of a set of professional 3D animations are used to derive the time data, and then the convolution neural network is trained. Then, through sufficient training, computational expression and neutral convolution neural network can generate facial animation in real time based on facial image data without any specific training.
6. Tobii Patent | Systems and Methods For Panning A Display Of A Wearable Device (Tobii Patent: Systems and Methods for Translating Wearable Device Displays)
The patent describes a method for translating the display content of wearable devices. The method may include determining the user's gaze direction by an eye tracking device. The method may also include determining a user's head direction by a motion detection system. The method may further include driving the content displayed on the wearable device display to move in a specific direction, at least in part, according to the direction of gaze and head in accordance with the specific direction. The method may also include determining that the user's gaze direction has returned to a neutral position during content translation. The method may also include, at least in part, driving the content displayed on the display to stop translating according to the gaze direction returned to the neutral position.
7. Tobii Patent | Gaze Detection Method and Apparatus
Patent description is used to determine whether the user's gaze direction points to the region of interest in a 3D scene. The methods include: providing a 3D scene containing the region of interest; associating asset with the region of interest; creating a bitmap representing the location of the region of interest in a projection view, where each pixel of the bitmap stores the attributes of the region of interest; and detecting the user's gaze direction. Direction: Bitmap is used to determine whether the user's gaze direction points to the region of interest.
8. BOE Patent | Signal Acquiring Device, Virtual Reality Apparatus and Control Method
Patented signal acquisition devices include: sensors, signal converters and signal transmitters, where sensors are connected to signal converters; signal converters are connected to signal transmitters; sensors, signal converters and signal transmitters are all located on the body of virtual reality devices; sensors are used to detect the action signals of device users, and signal converters are used to convert action signals. Converted to electrical signals, signal transmitters are used to send electrical signals to virtual reality devices. The device has high precision and can improve the experience of equipment users. The patent also provides a virtual reality device and its control method.
9. eBay Patent | Augmented Reality Information System (eBay Patent: Augmented Reality Information System)
The patent describes a system and method for providing information in augmented reality displays. In an example embodiment, an initial continuous image data stream captured by a client device is received. Identify objects in image data streams. A continuous image data stream is further received, and additional image data about the object is included. Additional image data provide more visual details and features. With the aid of additional visual data, fine object recognition is carried out. According to the fine recognition of objects, the search for specific types of object information is performed. Format the result and display it in real time through the client device.
10. Apple Patent | Systems, Methods, and Graphical User Interfaces for Interacting with Augmented and Virtual Reality Environments (Apple Patent: Systems, Methods and Graphical User Interfaces for Interacting with Augmented and Virtual Reality Environments)
Patents describe systems, methods and graphical user interfaces for interaction with augmented reality and virtual reality environments. Examples of touch sensitive surfaces include touch panels, touch remote controllers and touch screen displays. The surface can help the user to manipulate the user interface and objects displayed on the display. Examples of user interface objects include digital images, videos, text, icons, and control elements such as buttons and other graphics. In some embodiments, a computer system includes a desktop PC. In some embodiments, a computer system may be a portable device, such as a laptop or a handheld device. In some embodiments, computer systems include personal electronic devices such as head displays, as shown in the following figure. On the way, users are perceiving an augmented reality environment through head-display devices and can interact with it through touch-sensitive control tools.
11. Apple Patent | Systems For Modifying Finger Sensations During Finger Press Input Events
When the finger-wearing device and the user's finger are close to the input surface of the electronic device, they can be monitored by sensors such as optical proximity sensor or capacitive proximity sensor. When the finger is facing the input surface, the actuator in the finger-wearing device can squeeze the finger inward. This makes the abdomen of the finger protrude toward the input surface, thus slowing down the impact between the finger and the input surface. Depending on the movement of the finger towards the input surface, the component array of the electronic device can exert thrust on the wearing device and/or finger. The components can generate repulsive force by using static electricity, magnetic repulsion or attraction, ultrasonic output and mechanical output. As an example, the component may include an electromagnetic array overlapping the input surface and exert thrust on a component such as a permanent magnet.
12. Oculus Patent | Apparatus, System, and Method For Interpupillary-Distance-Adjustable Head-Mounted Displays
Devices for head display may include (i) a flexible planar support frame; (i i) a left-eye cup coupled to the left side of the flexible planar support frame and a right-eye cup coupled to the right side of the flexible planar support frame; (i I i) a left-eye display area and a right-eye display area connected to the flexible planar support frame, causing the left-eye display area to project towards the left-eye aperture defined by the left-eye cup. The screen area of the right eye display projects towards the right eye aperture defined by the right eye cup. The flexible planar support frame can be bent, so that the projection distance between the left eye display area and the right eye display area on the observation plane varies with the flexure of the flexible planar support frame, thus adjusting the pupil spacing. The patent also describes various other devices, systems and methods.
13. Magic Leap Patent | Blue Light Adjustment For Biometric Security
The patent describes a system and method for blue light regulation using a wearable display system. An embodiment may include receiving an eye image exposed to blue light; comparing the received eye image with the first image to detect changes in pupil response; determining whether pupil response corresponds to the biological characteristics of a human individual; and allowing access to biometric applications based on determination.
14. HTC Patent | Antenna Structure Capable of Tramsmitting A Wigig Band And Method Of Collapsing And Extending The Antenna Structure Thereof
For the Patent Description method, it is mainly used to fold and expand the antenna structure capable of transmitting WiGig bandwidth. The method has the following steps: (1) installing the WiGig module in the base; (2) arranging the antenna structure on the base; (3) folding or extending the antenna structure relative to the base so as to reduce and expand the antenna structure accordingly, so as to transmit and receive wireless signals with an effective range.
15. Facebook Patent | Fluidic Switching Devices (Facebook Patent: Jet Switching Devices)
The jet equipment controls the flow of fluid from the source to the pipe channel. In some embodiments, the jet device includes a gate, a channel and a blocker. The gate comprises at least one chamber whose volume increases with fluid pressure. The high voltage state of the gate corresponds to the size of the first chamber, and the low voltage state of the gate corresponds to the size of the second chamber smaller than the size of the first chamber. The barrier controls the flow rate in the channel based on the fluid pressure in the gate. According to the low-voltage state of the gate, the blocker causes at most the first velocity of the fluid in the channel, and according to the high-pressure state of the gate, the blocker causes at least the second velocity of the fluid in the channel.
Facebook Patent | Controlling A Head-Mounted Display System In Low Power Situations
Patents are related to Head Display, Head Display Controller and Low Power Management. When the head display and controller are operable, the head display detects the power level. If the power level is detected below the first threshold, the head display sends a low battery command to the application. Low power commands cause applications to enter low power mode. The low-power mode performs operations that encourage users to charge batteries. If the energy level of the battery continues to decrease, the head display detects whether the battery is below the second threshold. If it is below the second threshold, the head display and controller enter perspective mode. In perspective mode, the system projects the representation of the operating environment in the head display.
17. Facebook Patent | Shifting Diffractive Optical Element For Adjustable Depth Sensing Resolution
The depth camera component includes a structured light generator, an imaging device and a controller. Structured light generators use structured light to illuminate local areas, including illumination sources, fixed elements, and diffractive optical elements (DOEs) fixed to fixed elements. According to the transmission instructions from the controller, the fixed element can have multiple adjustable positions relative to the lighting source. Using the light emitted from the illumination source, DOE will project the diffraction scanning beam as a structured light to the local area. The pattern of structured light can be dynamically adjusted, and each adjustable position is unique to the fixed element. The imaging device captures the structured light image reflected by the object. The controller partially determines the depth information of the object based on the captured image.
18. Facebook Patent | Pixel Elements Including Light Emitters of Variable Heights
Head-up presents media content to users. Head display includes light source and concentrator. The light source includes the first sub-pixel and the second sub-pixel, the first sub-pixel is fixed at the first micro-convex block group at the first height, and emits light in the first optical band. The second sub-pixel is fixed in the second micro-convex block group, and the second sub-pixel is located at the second height. The substrate is different from the first height and emits light on the second optical band different from the first optical band. The concentrator receives the image light from the light source and directs the image light to the window, where the first and second heights can reduce the longitudinal chromatic aberration and image field bending in the concentrator.
19. Microsoft Patent | Object Tracking
For a plurality of pixels in the current image of the image sequence, the first feature fraction of each pixel is calculated, and the image sequence depicts the tracked moving object. The second feature score of each pixel is calculated. Mixing coefficients are dynamically calculated based on the information of previous images. The first feature fraction and the second feature fraction are combined by the mixing coefficient to generate the mixing fraction. According to the mixed fraction, the position of the current image is calculated as the tracking position of the object.
Microsoft Patent | Depth Map With Structured and Flood Light
Patent description includes receiving scene images illuminated by both pre-structured light pattern and floodlight filling illumination, generating an effective brightness image of the scene based on the received scene image, removing multiple points of the pre-structured light pattern from the effective brightness image, and generating a depth map of the scene based on the effective brightness image.
Microsoft Patent | Structured Light and Flood Fill Light Illuminator
The patent describes a depth sensor comprising a luminescent device configured to emit a predetermined structured light pattern and floodlight filling illumination, and a camera configured to capture scene images illuminated by a predetermined structured light pattern and floodlight filling illumination.
Microsoft Patent | Systems and Methods Of Physics Layer Prioritization In Virtual Environments
The methods of presenting visual information to users include obtaining the first surface mesh relative to users, obtaining the second surface mesh relative to users, assigning the first physical layer to the first surface mesh, assigning the second physical layer to the second surface mesh, and giving priority to the first physical layer without considering the relative positions of the first physical layer and the second physical layer in the shared environment.
Microsoft Patent | Devices, Systems, And Methods For Temperature Based Limiting Of Battery Pack Discharge
The patent describes a system and method for limiting battery discharge according to battery temperature. In the example, the controller sets the current limit according to the battery temperature and provides the corresponding current limit to the power management equipment and the on-chip system (SOC). When the battery discharge current exceeds the discharge current limit, the controller increases the discharge current limit and provides a new current limit for PM devices and SOC. When the battery temperature exceeds the maximum temperature of the battery pack, the controller sends the shutdown command to the PM device and SOC.
24. Microsoft Patent | Game Streaming With Spatial Audio
The game engine can generate video and audio content based on each frame. Audio data corresponding to the current frame can be generated to include sound field information independent of speaker configuration or spatialization techniques. In the current frame, the sound field can be generated from the mono-channel audio data that generates sound relative to the game object. Sound field information can be sent to remote computing devices and reproduced using selected speaker configurations and spatialization techniques.
Microsoft Patent | Mems Line Scanner and Silicon Photomultiplier Based Pixel Camera For Low Light Large Dynamic Range Eye Imaging
The optical sensing circuit includes a photomultiplier electrically connected to a capacitor or or resistor array. Each capacitor or or resistor in the array has a related switch and has a capacitor or resistance different from other capacitors or resistors in the array. Each switch has an open and closed state, so each capacitor or or resistor can be electrically connected or disconnected from the photomultiplier. Switchable arrays can be electrically connected to analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) or transimpedance amplifiers (TIAs). Switchable arrays make ADC or TIA sensitive to low-value signals and work in a large dynamic range while operating at a fast rate.
26. Microsoft Patent | Virtual Reality Input (Microsoft Patent: Virtual Reality Input)
Patents describe examples of receiving virtual reality input. In one example, the header display includes a sensor system, a display, a logical machine, and a storage machine that stores instructions that can be executed by a logical machine. The instructions include executing 3D virtual reality experience in head display; tracking touch-sensitive input device through sensor system; rendering user interface on display based on tracking data; receiving user input through touch sensor of touch-sensitive input device; and controlling 3D virtual reality experience and rendering different visual content on display based on received user input.
Google Patent | Fast and Memory Efficient Encoding Of Sound Objects Using Spherical Harmonic Symmetries
The patent describes a method of encoding sound objects, which includes receiving a set of mono-channel sound inputs. Each group of monophonic sound input includes information about the location and direction of the sound object relative to the source location. According to the spherical harmonic function data set, the set of monophonic input is coded into the Higher Order Ambisonic (HOA) sound field in the spherical harmonic function domain. The spherical harmonic data set includes all subsets of spherical harmonic coefficients for a given azimuth and elevation subset.
28. Qualcomm Patent | Rendering An Image From Computer Graphics Using Two Rendering Computing Devices
The example system includes a first computing device, which includes a first graphics processing unit implemented in a circuit. The example system also includes a second computing device, which includes a second graphics processing unit implemented in a circuit. The first graphics processing unit is configured to perform the first part of the image rendering process to generate intermediate graphics data and send the intermediate graphics data to the second computing device. The second graphics processing unit is configured to perform the second part of the image rendering process to render the image according to the intermediate graphics data. The first computing device can be a game host, while the second computing device can be a virtual reality head display, which can distort the rendered image to produce stereo image pairs.
Qualcomm Patent | Processing Omnidirectional Media With Dynamic Region-Wise Packing
Sample devices for processing video data include: memory, which is configured to store omnidirectional video streams; processor implemented in the circuit, which is configured to process the first frame of the omnidirectional video stream file format sample set, refer to the file format sample set of sample entries, have the first frame of the first packaging scheme, and process the second frame of the file format sample referring to the sample entries. 。 The second frame has a second packing scheme framework different from the first packing scheme. In this way, a single omnidirectional video bit stream may comprise the entire virtual reality video content, where priority is given to processing the region with the largest number of color samples per unit area.
30. Sony Patent | Spectator View Perspectives In Vr Environments
Patents describe a method, system, computer readable media and cloud system for generating virtual reality environment views for viewers. An example approach includes enabling viewers to view virtual reality environments and controlling specific content that viewers want to see. By allowing viewers to move close to or away from specific content, the virtual reality content generated by the head-up player will be automatically scaled. Other functions include allowing viewers to adjust content perspectives. It allows the viewer to move the content perspective in the scene, and then locate the content in the most comfortable perspective for the viewer's position.
31. Sony Patent | Information Processing Device, Information Processing Method, And Program
(Objectives) Provide information processing equipment, information processing methods and procedures. (solution) an information processing device comprising a display control unit configured to cause the display unit to perform display so that the visibility of the second virtual object displayed in the second dimension is lower than that of the first virtual object displayed in the first dimension.
32. Sony Patent | Holographic Display Screen (Sony Patent: Holographic Display Screen)
In one aspect, each pixel of the holographic display screen emits light at a narrow angle, and the micro mirror controls the angle of light emission. The transmitted light is modulated so that the image for the left eye is transmitted when the pixel points to the user's left eye, and the image for the right eye is transmitted when the pixel points to the user's right eye.
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