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Biometric based authentication for head-mountable displays

03/02/17 - 20170061647 - Methods and systems are provided for authenticating access to a wearable computing device using an authentication object, such as a hand. The wearable computing device comprises a head mountable display (HMD) and an image capture device and has access to a data profile for the authentication object. The wearable computing
Inventors: Thad Eugene Starner, Michael Patrick Johnson, Antonio Bernardo Monteiro Costa, Bo Wu

Use of comparative sensor data to determine orientation of head relative to body

06/09/16 - 20160161240 - Methods and systems are described that involve a wearable computing device or an associated device determining the orientation of a person's head relative to their body. To do so, example methods and systems may compare sensor data from the wearable computing device to corresponding sensor data from a tracking device
Inventors: Thad Eugene Starner, Michael Patrick Johnson

Expectation maximization to determine position of ambient glints

04/21/16 - 20160110883 - Exemplary embodiments may involve analyzing reflections from an eye to help determine where the respective sources of the reflections are located. An exemplary method involves: (a) analyzing eye-image data to determine observed movement of a reflected feature on an eye surface; (b) determining an expected movement of the reflected feature
Inventors: Thad Eugene Starner

Object outlining to initiate a visual search

03/24/16 - 20160086383 - Methods and devices for initiating a search of an object are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed that includes receiving sensor data from a sensor on a wearable computing device and, based on the sensor data, detecting a movement that defines an outline of an area in the
Inventors: Thad Eugene Starner, Irfan Essa

Motion-sensed mechanical interface features

01/14/16 - 20160011663 - Embodiments may involve a computing device with a mechanical interface, such as a mechanical button or slider. The mechanical interface can be configured to generate, when actuated, vibration and/or acoustic signals having a characteristic pattern. The computing device can detect actuation of the mechanical interface by: receiving acoustic signal data
Inventors: Thad Eugene Starner, Michael Patrick Johnson

Using visual layers to aid in initiating a visual search

10/08/15 - 20150286877 - Methods and devices for initiating a search are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed that includes causing a camera on a wearable computing device to record video data, segmenting the video data into a number of layers and, based on the video data, detecting that a pointing object
Inventors: Thad Eugene Starner, Irfan Essa

Methods and systems for a virtual input device

09/24/15 - 20150268799 - The present application discloses systems and methods for a virtual input device. In one example, the virtual input device includes a projector and a camera. The projector projects a pattern onto a surface. The camera captures images that can be interpreted by a processor to determine actions. The projector may
Inventors: Thad Eugene Starner, Liang-yu (tom) Chi, Luis Ricardo Prada Gomez

Object occlusion to initiate a visual search

08/27/15 - 20150242414 - Methods and devices for initiating a search of an object are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed that includes receiving video data recorded by a camera on a wearable computing device, where the video data comprises at least a first frame and a second frame. The method further
Inventors: Thad Eugene Starner, Irfan Essa, Hayes Solos Raffle, Daniel Aminzade

Object outlining to initiate a visual search

08/13/15 - 20150227795 - Methods and devices for initiating a search of an object are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed that includes receiving video data from a camera on a wearable computing device and, based on the video data, detecting a movement that defines an outline of an area in the
Inventors: Thad Eugene Starner, Irfan Essa

Self-describing three-dimensional (3d) object recognition and control descriptors for augmented reality interfaces

07/09/15 - 20150193977 - Exemplary methods and systems are disclosed that provide for the detection and recognition of target devices, by a mobile computing device, within a pre-defined local environment. An exemplary method may involve (a) receiving, at a mobile computing device, a local-environment message corresponding to a pre-defined local environment that may comprise
Inventors: Michael Patrick Johnson, Thad Eugene Starner

Touch-based text entry using hidden markov modeling

06/25/15 - 20150177981 - Described techniques enable a computing system to receive character string input (e.g., words, numbers, mathematical expressions, symbolic strings, etc.) by detecting and interpreting an input movement across a user-interface. A touch-based computing system may, for instance, detect an input movement by tracking the path of a pointing element (e.g., a
Inventors: Thad Eugene Starner, Nirmal Patel, Shumin Zhai

Eye reflection image analysis

06/11/15 - 20150160461 - Example methods and devices are disclosed for generating life-logs with point-of-view images. An example method may involve: receiving image-related data based on electromagnetic radiation reflected from a human eye, generating an eye reflection image based on the image-related data, generating a point-of-view image by filtering the eye reflection image, and
Inventors: Thad Eugene Starner, Hayes Solos Raffle, Yong Zhao

Determining correlated movements associated with movements caused by driving a vehicle

06/04/15 - 20150154940 - Example methods and systems for determining correlated movements associated with movements caused by driving a vehicle are provided. In an example, a computer-implemented method includes identifying a threshold number of sets of correlated movements. The method further includes determining that the threshold number of sets of correlated movements is associated
Inventors: Joshua Weaver, Thad Eugene Starner

Position estimation

04/09/15 - 20150098620 - Methods and systems are described for determining eye position and/or for determining eye movement based on glints. An exemplary computer-implemented method involves: (a) causing a camera that is attached to a head-mounted display (HMD) to record a video of the eye; (b) while the video of the eye is being
Inventors: Bo Wu, Thad Eugene Starner, Hayes Solos Raffle, Yong Zhao, Edward Allen Keyes

Gaze signal based on physical characteristics of the eye

04/09/15 - 20150097772 - A computing device may receive an eye-tracking signal or gaze signal from an eye-tracking device. The gaze signal may include information indicative of observed movement of an eye. The computing device may make a determination that movement of the eye derived from analyzing the received gaze signal violates a set
Inventors: Thad Eugene Starner

Circular keyboard

02/26/15 - 20150054747 - At least one embodiment takes the form of a computing device comprising a processor and a data storage comprising instructions that, if executed by the processor, cause the computing device to present a transition region and one or more input regions. Each input region comprises a respective symbol. The computing
Inventors: Thad Eugene Starner, Nirmal Patel

Structured light for eye-tracking

07/11/13 - 20130176533 - Exemplary methods and systems help provide for tracking an eye. An exemplary method may involve: causing the projection of a pattern onto an eye, wherein the pattern comprises at least one line, and receiving data regarding deformation of the at least one line of the pattern. The method further includes
Inventors: Hayes Solos Raffle, Thad Eugene Starner, Josh Weaver, Edward Allen Keyes

Determining whether a wearable device is in use

06/20/13 - 20130154906 - Systems and methods for selecting an action associated with a power state transition of a head-mounted display (HMD) in the form of eyeglasses are disclosed. A signal may be received from a sensor on a nose bridge of the eyeglasses indicating if the HMD is in use. Based on the
Inventors: Max Braun, Ryan Geiss, Harvey Ho, Thad Eugene Starner, Gabriel Taubman

Dynamic control of an active input region of a user interface

01/24/13 - 20130021269 - The systems and methods described herein may help to provide for more convenient, efficient, and/or intuitive operation of a user-interface. An example computer-implemented method may involve: (i) providing a user-interface comprising an input region; (ii) receiving data indicating a touch input at the user-interface; (iii) determining an active-input-region setting based
Inventors: Michael P. Johnson, Thad Eugene Starner, Nirmal Patel, Steve Lee

Nose bridge sensor

01/24/13 - 20130021225 - Systems and methods for selecting an action associated with a power state transition of a head-mounted display (HMD) in the form of eyeglasses are disclosed. A signal may be received from a sensor on a nose bridge of the eyeglasses indicating if the HMD is in use. Based on the
Inventors: Max Braun, Ryan Geiss, Harvey Ho, Thad Eugene Starner, Gabriel Taubman

Methods and systems for a virtual input device

01/17/13 - 20130016070 - The present application discloses systems and methods for a virtual input device. In one example, the virtual input device includes a projector and a camera. The projector projects a pattern onto a surface. The camera captures images that can be interpreted by a processor to determine actions. The projector may
Inventors: Thad Eugene Starner, Liang-yu (tom) Chi, Luis Ricardo Prada Gomez


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