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 Inserting advertisements into shared video feed environment patent thumbnailInserting advertisements into shared video feed environment
A method of method of providing an advertisement is provided. In this method, at least two interfaces are provided that are configured to allow the tapper and the content provider to join a content sharing community.
Tapthere, Inc.


 Method and apparatus to realize virtual reality patent thumbnailMethod and apparatus to realize virtual reality
The current invention relates to the method and apparatus to determine the focus point of a viewer from a single eye of the viewer in a viewing space. The claimed method detects the focus depth and the line of eye sight from said single eye.

 System and  augmented reality gaming patent thumbnailSystem and augmented reality gaming
Disclosed is a method for enabling a mobile augmented reality (ar) table betting system to facilitate game play with a table game and one or more players each using a mobile device. The method includes: enabling a player to register at an available betting spot on the table game using the player's mobile device; providing a dealer display that presents information to a dealer as game events occur on the player's associated mobile device; enabling a player to access funds from an electronic wallet associated with the player to place an initial bet at the table game; commencing game play at the table game; enabling a player to place an subsequent bet or game decision at the table game using the player's mobile device; in response to a winning table game outcome, transferring funds to the player; and in response to a losing table game outcome, transferring funds from the player..
Bally Gaming, Inc.


 Generating augmented reality exemplars patent thumbnailGenerating augmented reality exemplars
Technologies are generally described for automatic clustering and rendering of augmentations into one or more operational exemplars in an augmented reality environment. In some examples, based on a user's context, augmentations can be retrieved, analyzed, and grouped into clusters.
Empire Technology Development Llc


 Electronic device and control method therefor patent thumbnailElectronic device and control method therefor
The method may include receiving first location information of a vehicle through a location information module, capturing an image through a camera while the vehicle is driven, extracting characteristic points from the captured image and converting the captured image into a 3-d image, obtaining second location information by correcting the first location information based on a moving displacement and orientation direction of the camera installed on the vehicle, extracting an aerial view from the 3-d image based on the moving displacement and orientation direction of the camera, estimating a moving path of the vehicle using locations of traffic lanes included in the aerial view and the second location information, and displaying the captured image and the moving path of the vehicle in augmented reality by combining the captured image and the moving path. According to the present invention, accurate location information can be provided when a vehicle is driven..
Lg Electronics Inc.


 Virtual/augmented reality transition system and method patent thumbnailVirtual/augmented reality transition system and method
A system and method of operating an audio visual system generating a virtual immersive experience may include an electronic user device in communication with a tracking device that may track a user's physical movement in a real world space and translate the tracked physical movement into corresponding movement in the virtual world generated by the user device. The system may detect when a user and the user device are approaching a boundary of a tracking area and automatically initiate a transition out of the virtual world and into the real world.
Google Inc.


 Transition between virtual and augmented reality patent thumbnailTransition between virtual and augmented reality
In an embodiment there is provided a user interface device for interfacing a user with a computer, the computer comprising at least one processor to generate instructions for display of a graphical environment of a virtual reality simulation. The user interface device includes a sensor for detecting activation and/or a sensor for detecting proximity of a body part of the user (e.g., hand).
Logitech Europe S.a.


 Converting a monocular camera into a binocular stereo camera patent thumbnailConverting a monocular camera into a binocular stereo camera
An optical system, suitable for use within an augmented reality (ar)-capable display device, comprises a camera and an optical arrangement configured to acquire stereoscopic imagery of an object using the camera. The optical arrangement comprises a first reflective element arranged along a first optical path and defining a first convex surface configured to reflect first light received from the object as first reflected light, wherein at least a first portion of the first reflected light is directed onto a camera focal plane.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.


 Systems and methods for tracking objects for augmented reality patent thumbnailSystems and methods for tracking objects for augmented reality
This disclosure relates to systems and methods for tracking objects for augmented reality. Positions and/or orientations of objects, light sources, and/or visual markers may be determined.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.


 System and  augmented reality gaming using a mobile device patent thumbnailSystem and augmented reality gaming using a mobile device
Disclosed is a method and system for preventing replay attacks for mobile promotions associated with promotion devices. Upon the occurrence of a promotion winning event such as a designated outcome of a game played on the promotion device the user, via a software application accessible to their mobile device, forwards images of the event to a server over a network.
Bally Gaming, Inc.


System and augmented reality using a user-specific card

Disclosed is a method of displaying augmented reality gaming information associated with a user-specific card using mobile device in an augmented reality gaming system. In one embodiment, the method includes: enabling a user to view a live image of a user-specific card through a display of a mobile device; acquiring user-specific identification information from the user-specific card; sending the user-specific identification information via a network to a server; retrieving user-specific specific information from the server using the mobile device; and displaying the user-specific information in conjunction with the user-specific card when viewing the user-specific card through the display of the mobile device using augmented reality..
Bally Gaming, Inc.

Local positioning system for augmented reality applications

Embodiments of the invention are directed to methods and systems for using local positioning beacons to create precise augmented reality images. Embodiments of the invention are also directed to providing different types of augmented reality images to different types of devices and/or individuals..
F3 & Associates

Blocking screen in augmented reality

To better control the ability to see augmentation in some situations of augmented reality viewing, a blocking screen is positioned to attenuate the brightness from the real scene. The blocking screen programmably attenuates light more in some locations, providing a region where the augmentation information may be better viewed.
Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

Displaying of augmented reality objects

An embodiment of the present invention provides a computer-implemented method for displaying one or more augmented reality (ar) objects on a transparent display device, comprising: associating data of one or more transparent areas corresponding to one or more real objects with a first layer for seeing one or more real objects on the transparent display device, wherein the data has information on a location and shape of the one or more real objects on the transparent display device, associating one or more ar objects with a second layer for displaying one or more ar objects on the transparent display device; and overlaying the first layer with the second layer to display the one or more ar objects on the transparent display device, wherein the one or more real objects are seen through the one or more transparent areas on the transparent display device by transparent area the transparent display device.. .
International Business Machines Corporation

Method and producing and reproducing augmented reality contents in mobile terminal

A method and an apparatus produce and reproduce augmented reality (ar) contents in a mobile terminal. In the method, contents are produced.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Spatial cooperative programming language

A system and method for a mixed reality, spatial, cooperative programming language is described. A sensor of a device detects a first physical object and a second physical object.
Daqri, Llc

Imperceptible automatic field-of-view restrictors to combat vr sickness and cybersickness

The present disclosure provides an eye-tracked field of view restrictor for a virtual reality, augmented reality, and/or mixed reality system that reduces the effects of virtual reality sickness and/or cybersickness. A field of view restrictor with a soft-edge, hard edge, or arbitrary dynamic aperture is utilized, and the aperture is adjusted to increase and/or decrease the perceived field of view in the augmented reality, virtual reality, and/or mixed reality system.
The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York

Systems and methods for viewport-based augmented reality haptic effects

One illustrative system disclosed herein includes a display configured to receive a display signal and output an image, and an image capture device configured to capture an area image and transmit an image signal. The illustrative system also includes a processor in communication with the image capture device and the display, the processor configured to: receive the image signal; determine a virtual object based in part on the image signal; determine the display signal based in part on the image signal, wherein the display signal includes data associated with the virtual object; determine a haptic effect based at least in part on the virtual object; and transmit a haptic signal associated with the haptic effect.
Immersion Corporation

Increasing returned light in a compact augmented reality / virtual reality display

Implementations of an augmented reality (ar)-capable display device for displaying polarized light generated by a display onto a predefined field of view are disclosed herein. The display device comprises an optical arrangement having a predefined arrangement relative to a predefined position of the display and defining the field of view.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Statistical modifiers for de-randomization in an augmented reality gaming environment

Systems and methods for calculating scores for de-randomization of contests in an augmented reality gaming environment whereby statistical modifiers are applied to virtual scores for events whereby events comprise one or more players involved in the plurality of events, determining one or more scores for the selected one or more players and modifying the score with statistical modifiers.. .

Triangulation scanner and camera for augmented reality

A method of combining 2d images into a 3d image includes providing a coordinate measurement device and a triangulation scanner having an integral camera associated therewith, the scanner being separate from the coordinate measurement device. In a first instance, the coordinate measurement device determines the position and orientation of the scanner and the integral camera captures a first 2d image.
Faro Technologies, Inc.

Selecting portions of vehicle-captured video to use for display

A vehicle camera system captures and transmits video to a user device, which includes a viewing device for playback of the captured video, such as virtual reality or augmented reality glasses. A rendering map is generated that indicates which pixels of the video frame (as identified by particular coordinates of the video frame) correspond to which coordinates of a virtual sphere in which a portion of the video frame is rendered for display.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Interactive content recommendation personalization assistant

An interactive communication-based personalized content recommendation provisioning method and system are described. A user interacting with an interactive communication platform (e.g., a messaging application, an internet of things device, a virtual reality device, an augmented reality device, a webpage, a website etc.) may engage in an interactive conversation (e.g., a text-based exchange, a voice-based exchange, a video-based exchange, a gesture-based exchange etc.) with a conversation agent of a personalized content recommendation communication system.
Outbrain Inc.

Offloading augmented reality processing

A system and method for offloading augmented reality processing is described. A first sensor of a server generates a first set of sensor data corresponding to a location and an orientation of a display device.
Daqri, Llc

Dynamically preserving scene elements in augmented reality systems

Methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out accepting a user request associated with at least one of an item, an aspect, or an element of a field of view of an augmented reality device; determining that a first presentation of the at least one item, aspect, or element has a limited period of viability for user interaction relative to the field of view of the augmented reality device; and at least one of maintaining the first presentation or providing a substantially similar second presentation in response to determining that a first presentation of the at least one item, aspect, or element has a limited period of viability for interaction relative to the field of view of the augmented reality device.. .
Elwha Llc

Fiducial marker patterns, their automatic detection in images, and applications thereof

Fiducial markers are printed patterns detected by algorithms in imagery from image sensors for applications such as automated processes and augmented reality graphics. The present invention sets forth extensions and improvements to detection technology to achieve improved performance, and discloses applications of fiducial markers including multi-camera systems, remote control devices, augmented reality applications for mobile devices, helmet tracking, and weather stations..
Millennium Three Technologies, Inc.

User interfaces for presenting content items to users

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for presenting content items to users. One of the methods includes within a user interface that comprises at least one of: a single window or a single tab of a web browser or an augmented reality environment or a virtual reality environment, displaying one or more graphical units each containing one or more items, each of the items comprising a content item or a control, the items of each of the graphical units being associated with a particular application, at least two of the graphical units being displayed simultaneously at times, the at least two graphical units being displayed in respective positions in a horizontal array in the user interface, and in response to a user invoking one of the content items or controls of one of the graphical units, altering a graphical display characteristic of another one of the graphical units..

Controller visualization in virtual and augmented reality environments

Controller visualization systems and methods for use in virtual/augmented reality environments such as walk-around virtual reality environments are described. The virtual representation of a physical control device may be altered based on the context of the virtual environment.
Valve Corporation

Virtual and augmented reality systems and methods

An imaging system includes a light source configured to generate a light beam. The system also includes first and second light guiding optical elements having respective first and second entry portions, and configured to propagate at least respective first and second portions of the light beam by total internal reflection.
Magic Leap, Inc.

Real-time shared augmented reality experience

A method and system are provided for enabling a shared augmented reality experience. The system may include one or more onsite devices for generating ar representations of a real-world location, and one or more offsite devices for generating virtual ar representations of the real-world location.
Bent Image Lab, Llc

Virtual doorbell augmentations for communications between augmented reality and virtual reality environments

Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for virtual doorbell augmentations for communications between augmented reality and virtual reality environments. According to one aspect, an augmented reality server computer can provide an augmented reality environment to a user device.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Systems and methods for augmented reality representations of networks

augmented reality systems and methods are disclosed which provide for representing imperceptible aspects of telecommunications networks as visual, auditory, tactile, or audiovisual stimuli. In some embodiments, the representation is a type of augmented reality from the perspective of a user on the ground, such as a technician deployed in the field..
Edx Wireless, Inc.

Image based tracking in augmented reality systems

Systems and methods for image based location estimation are described. In one example embodiment, a first positioning system is used to generate a first position estimate.
Snap Inc.

3-dimensional scene analysis for augmented reality operations

Techniques are provided for 3d analysis of a scene including detection, segmentation and registration of objects within the scene. The analysis results may be used to implement augmented reality operations including removal and insertion of objects and the generation of blueprints.
Intel Corporation

Electronic apparatus, control method thereof, computer program, and computer-readable recording medium

Provided herein is a control method of an electronic apparatus. The control method of an electronic apparatus includes: determining a position of a vehicle that is being operated; determining a terrain height in a region positioned within a predetermined distance from the determined position of the vehicle; comparing a terrain height at the position of the vehicle and the terrain height in the region with each other to calculate a terrain height difference; and generating an information object including guidance information of the vehicle and displaying the generated information object through augmented reality by reflecting the terrain height difference..
Thinkware Corporation

Augmented reality of paper sheet with quality measurement information

augmented reality techniques for monitoring and controlling continuous sheetmaking systems superimpose real-time sheet quality measurements onto images of the sheet and/or machine during production. A portable, hand-held computer device that is equipped with a camera, such as a tablet or smartphone, enables an operator to direct the device at the sheet along specific locations of the papermaking machine and view an indication of one or more quality measurements that are superimposed over the image of the paper.
Honeywell Limited

Multi-depth plane display system with reduced switching between depth planes

Methods and systems for reductions in switching between depth planes of a multi-depth plane display system are disclosed. The display system may be an augmented reality display system configured to provide virtual content on a plurality of depth planes using different wavefront divergence.
Magic Leap, Inc.

Systems and methods of access control in security systems with augmented reality

Systems and methods of access control in security systems with augmented reality are provided. Some methods can include receiving an image of an exterior of a secured area, displaying the received image on a display device, identifying at least one artifact associated with the received image, and superimposing at least one computer generated image of the identified artifact on the displayed image, thereby augmenting the displayed image..
Honeywell International Inc.

Method and system for geographic map overlay

A computer program product for overlaying geographic map data onto a live feed is provided. The computer program product includes a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith.
International Business Machines Corporation

Method for motion-synchronized ar or vr entertainment experience

Systems and methods for synchronizing movement, such as the movement of a vehicle with an augmented reality (ar) or virtual reality (vr) story-telling or narrative experience is provided. For example, the ar or vr experience can be adapted to justify the movement of the vehicle based on trip criterion, such as a navigational path upon which the vehicle has embarked.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Augmented reality consumption data analysis

Examples of techniques to display graphical representations of analyzed augmented reality (ar) consumption data are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, consumption data generated from an ar experience is analyzed.
Aurasma Limited

Location based augmented reality system for exchange of items based on location sensing and methods and devices related thereto

Location-based augmented reality systems configured exchange of items based on location sensing and associated triggering icons, and methods and devices related thereto. In one exemplary embodiment, a first, provider user identifies a specific physical location; associates a triggering icon representing a value item with the specific physical location; and, transmits the existence of the triggering icon and specific physical location to a second, mobile recipient user computing device.
Ioculi, Inc.

Systems and methods of creating a realistic grab experience in virtual reality/augmented reality environments

The technology disclosed relates to a method of realistic rotation of a virtual object for an interaction between a control object in a three-dimensional (3d) sensory space and the virtual object in a virtual space that the control object interacts with. In particular, it relates to detecting free-form gestures of a control object in a three-dimensional (3d) sensory space and generating for display a 3d solid control object model for the control object during the free-form gestures, including sub-components of the control object and in response to detecting a two e sub-component free-form gesture of the control object in the 3d sensory space in virtual contact with the virtual object, depicting, in the generated display, the virtual contact and resulting rotation of the virtual object by the 3d solid control object model..
Leap Motion, Inc.

Teleoperated robot for flood-welding operations

A remote controlled, tele-operated welder includes a multi-axis robot arm, video cameras, sensors a specialized control station that allows an operator to perform flood-fill welding operations at a remote location to avoid the heat, smoke and other environmental effects produced through typical flood-welding operations. The operator accesses the control unit (ocu) using a gui and mouse, keyboard, joystick, or other custom controls, and observe the piece via the cameras (visual, thermal, or other) placed in the welding station via a feed displayed on the ocu display(s).

Battlefield online game implementing augmented reality using iot device

A method of providing a game based on augmented reality includes: performing, at an augmented map server, three-dimensional (3d) modeling based on object information about a reality object in response to extracting a location of the reality object from a map provided from a map server; mapping, at the augmented map server, an augmented reality object based on a location of the reality object in response to creating an augmented map according to performing of the 3d modeling; determining a location of a client based on beacon information of at least one internet of things (iot) device configured as a beacon; and providing an augmented reality game environment by disposing the reality object on the augmented map based on the location of the client.. .
Nhn Studio629 Corporation

Instrument guidance system for sinus surgery

A method for generating an augmented reality image for supporting the adjustment of the position of a surgical instrument during sinus surgery comprising the steps of: selecting at least one of sinus cells, cavities and orifices of the sinus in a pre-operative image by marking them with at least one geometric primitive or tube shaped object; using real-time intra-operative imaging for displaying the operating field; determining the relative positions at least between the real-time imaging of the patient and the pre-operative image data; computing a virtual image corresponding to a real-time image comprising at least one marked geometric primitive or tube shaped object based on the determined relative positions; combining the virtual image and the real-time intraoperative image for visualization in an augmented reality image.. .
Scopis Gmbh

Technique for directing audio in augmented reality system

A hearing aid comprises a sensor configured for detecting a focus of an end user on a real sound source, a microphone assembly configured for converting sounds into electrical signals, a speaker configured for converting the electrical signals into sounds, and a control subsystem configured for modifying the direction and/or distance of a greatest sensitivity of the microphone assembly based on detected focus. A virtual image generation system comprises memory storing a three-dimensional scene, a sensor configured for detecting a focus of the end user on a sound source, a speaker configured for conveying sounds to the end user, and a control subsystem configured for causing the speaker to preferentially convey a sound originating from the sound source in response to detection of the focus, and for rendering image frames of the scene, and a display subsystem configured for sequentially displaying the image frames to the end user..
Magic Leap, Inc.

Targeting campaign in augmented reality

Examples of techniques for targeting campaigns in augmented reality are disclosed, in one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure a plurality of augmented reality overlays to be is based on a received trigger image are generated a plurality of targeting groups are then defined. For example, a targeting group may be associated with a targeting campaign aimed at a classification of user, which may be a subset of the plurality of augmented reality overlays..
Aurasma Limited

Head-mounted devices having variable focal depths

Introduced herein are a variety of techniques for displaying virtual and augmented reality content to a user through head-mounted display (hmd). The techniques described herein can be used to improve the effectiveness of the hmd, as well as general experience and comfort of a user of the hmd.
Eye Labs, Llc

Systems and methods for using augmented reality with the internet of things

This disclosure relates to systems and methods for using augmented reality with the internet of things. An augmented reality experience may be provided based on an operation of an object.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Augmented reality based on wireless ranging

A wireless communication device may locate a proximate object in an environment, such as an electronic device or a resource. During this communication technique, the wireless communication device may receive a transmission that includes an identifier associated with the object.
Apple Inc.

System and simulating first-person control of remote-controlled vehicles

Systems and methods of simulating first-person control of remoted-controlled vehicles are described herein. The system may include one or more of a remote-controlled (rc) vehicle, a display interface, an input interface, and/or other components.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

System and method by which combining computer hardware device sensor readings and a camera, provides the best, unencumbered augmented reality experience that enables real world objects to be transferred into any digital space, with context, and with contextual relationships.

Utilizing a combination of the digital compass, a gyroscope, the accelerometer, infrared and gps, this software detects exactly where the user and their “camera” is in real space and translates it to digital space, providing for a merging of real world and digital world. Further, it adds the ability to move real objects into the digital world using object and image detection and other heuristics..

Multi-spectrum segmentation for computer vision

A system and method for multi-spectrum segmentation for computer vision is described. A first sensor captures an image within a first spectrum range and generates first sensor data.
Daqri, Llc

Tremor correction for gesture recognition

Motion detection computing devices may have difficulty determining precise motions of a user who suffers from unintended movement, such as tremors, associated with a physical or medical condition. Aspects described herein relate to motion compensation for detected motion input, e.g., 3d motion, from such users.
Comcast Cable Communications, Llc

Catadioptric on-axis virtual/augmented reality glasses system and method

A method and system for operating a catadioptric glasses system is presented. The method includes the steps of generating an image via a light engine included in a glasses system and projecting the image onto a display that includes a diffusion layer positioned between a curved mirror and a user's retina.
Nvidia Corporation

Augmented reality head worn device

An augmented reality head worn device having a a curve transparent mirror, a scanning light source defining a field of view, a holographic optical element adapted to provide pupil expansion to create an eye-box, and at least one projection system for providing high acuity at or near a center of the field of view.. .

Holographic reflective slim virtual/augmented reality display system and method

A display method and system are disclosed for virtual/augmented reality. The method includes the steps of generating an image by a projection engine and projecting light rays defining the image onto a diffuser holographic optical element (dhoe) located between an observer and a concave mirror element, where a concave surface of the concave mirror element faces the observer.
Nvidia Corporation

Systems and applications for generating augmented reality images

The systems and applications for generating the augmented reality (ar) images are disclosed. The system includes a processing module and a digital microscope module having a plurality of camera units, and the processing module tracks and parses the user's motions to generate the related control signals, the virtual objects composed to form the ar images according to the received instant images of the observed objects captured by the digital microscope module.

Augmented reality headphone environment rendering

Accurate modeling of acoustic reverberation can be essential to generating and providing a realistic virtual reality or augmented reality experience for a participant. In an example, a reverberation signal for playback using headphones can be provided.

Facilitating facial recognition, augmented reality, and virtual reality in online teaching groups

An online learning management system and method for facilitating facial recognition, augmented reality, and virtual reality learning environments for users distributed across a network is disclosed. The system includes a server and one or more clients coupled by a network, each of the one or more clients having a learning environment.
Tutor Group Limited

Color fill in an augmented reality environment

A method for operating a head-mounted computing device that includes displaying an image of an environment on a display of the head-mounted computing device and identifying a surface within the image that is eligible for color fill operation, based on similarities in color parameters of contiguous pixels in the captured image. The method further includes displaying an indicator prompting user input regarding color fill, receiving a color fill request via user input, the request being for a predetermined color, and performing a color fill operation on the identified surface in response to receiving the color fill request by (a) generating a fill image having the predetermined color and a shape that conforms to the shape of the identified surface, and (b) displaying the fill image in a world-locked manner so as to overlay the identified surface even when a perspective of the display changes..
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Calibration of virtual image displays

Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for calibrating an augmented reality headset. Embodiments output for display in the augmented reality headset, a plurality of reference points, where the augmented reality headset is adapted to further display a fixed reference line.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Local augmented reality persistent sticker objects

Systems and methods for local augmented reality (ar) tracking of an ar object are disclosed. In one example embodiment a device captures a series of video image frames.

Self calibration for smartphone goggles

Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for calibrating an augmented reality headset. Embodiments output for display an interface depicting a plurality of virtual reference lines.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Behavior tracking and modification using mobile augmented reality

Examples relate to behavior tracking and modification using mobile augmented reality. In some examples, a navigation request for a route to a destination location is received from a user, and a data stream associated with the user is obtained.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development Lp

Methods and systems for associating media content with physical world objects

Methods and systems are described herein for a media guidance application that allows users to associate media assets with physical objects in an augmented reality environment. Specifically, the media guidance application may recognize physical objects in an augmented reality environment and allow users to identify media assets to associate with the physical objects..
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Display of overlays and events in augmented reality using graph traversal

Examples of techniques to display overlays and events in augmented reality using graph traversal techniques are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, an event is associated with each of a plurality of augmented reality overlays.
Aurasma Limited

Methods and systems for associating input schemes with physical world objects

Methods and systems are described herein for a media guidance application that allows users to associate input schemes with physical objects in an augmented reality environment. Specifically, the media guidance application may recognize physical objects in an augmented reality environment and allow users to identify input schemes to associate with the physical objects, wherein the input schemes are ways in which users may control presentation of media content by interacting with the physical objects..
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Compact augmented reality / virtual reality display

Implementations of an augmented reality (ar)-capable display device for displaying light generated by a display onto a predefined field of view are disclosed herein. Within one implementation, the display device comprises a mount assembly configured to removably attach with a mobile computing device associated with the display, to thereby arrange the display with a predefined position.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Augmented reality incorporating physical objects

An augmented reality game is described that incorporates the physical environment of a room and a set of game objects such as toy soldiers. The physical environment and the game objects are loaded into the game, and the player conducts the game play by moving the game object while the computer simulates the action.
Twin Harbor Labs Llc

Methods and arrangements relating to signal rich art

Art can be infused with network identifiers at the time of its creation, rather than as a post-process. The identifiers may be encoded as overt elements of the art, and enable the artist to reprogram—as over time—an augmentation of the artwork experience via network-delivered components.
Digimarc Corporation

Augmented and virtual reality simulator for professional and educational training

A method and apparatus for an augmented reality simulator for professional and educational training is provided. The simulator provides a training environment spanning one or more physical locations in which one or more virtual avatars representing purely virtual objects or persons or real physical objects or persons which are located at a different physical location are projected into the physical space.
Simx, Inc.

Augmented reality tools for pv solar and/or storage system site survey, installation, commissioning, and operation and maintenance supported by on-site data collection

A system and method in which information relevant to a photovoltaic (pv) solar-site specific activity environment is displayed on the display screen of an augmented reality (ar) device as part of the surrounding environment, instead of on a separate computing device or an installation manual. The activity environment includes pv solar site-specific survey and feasibility analysis, installation and commissioning, operation and maintenance (o&m), and site overhaul/removal activities.
Locus Energy, Inc.

Frame projection for augmented reality environments

Motion vector estimation is provided for generating and displaying images at a frame rate that is greater than a rendering frame rate. The displayed images may include late stage graphical adjustments of pre-rendered scenes that incorporate motion vector estimations.

Augmented reality overlays based on an optically zoomed input

A method for managing a content overlay. The method included a processor identifying a first image and a second image from an augmented reality (ar) device.
International Business Machines Corporation

Augmented reality overlays based on an optically zoomed input

A method for managing a content overlay. The method included a processor identifying a first image and a second image from an augmented reality (ar) device.
International Business Machines Corporation

Augmented reality overlays based on an optically zoomed input

A method for managing a content overlay. The method included a processor identifying a first image and a second image from an augmented reality (ar) device.
International Business Machines Corporation

Providing fingertip tactile feedback from virtual objects

Various systems, methods and computer program products are disclosed which provide fingertip tactile feedback from virtual objects. In various embodiments, a wearable haptic thimble is disclosed.
Tactai, Inc.

Ar output method and electronic device for supporting the same

An augmented reality (ar) output method includes generating line of sight information of a user of the electronic device based on at least one of a sensor module or a camera module of the electronic device, extracting line of sight space information corresponding to the line of sight information of the user from three-dimensional (3d) space information corresponding to a real object around the user based on the line of sight information, recognizing a user input using the camera module or the sensor module, comparing a first portion of the line of sight space information with the user input, generating a compensated input information by compensating the user input based on comparing the first portion with the user input, generating a first virtual object based on the compensated input information, and outputting the first virtual object on a display of the electronic device.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

Virtual and augmented reality systems and methods having unequal numbers of component color images distributed across depth planes

Images perceived to be substantially full color or multi-colored may be formed using component color images that are distributed in unequal numbers across a plurality of depth planes. The distribution of component color images across the depth planes may vary based on color.
Magic Leap, Inc.

Augmented reality system for assessing an affected area of an aircraft

A portable electronic device for assessing an affected area of an aircraft is disclosed. A reference marker having a known size is located on the aircraft.
The Boeing Company

Polarizing maintaining optical fiber in virtual/augmented reality system

A display subsystem for a virtual image generation system for use by an end user comprises a display, an optical fiber having a polarization-maintaining (pm) transmission fiber section and a non-pm scanning fiber section, a light source configured for injecting a linearly polarized light beam into the transmission fiber section, such that the linearly polarized light beam is emitted from the scanning fiber section, a mechanical scanning drive assembly in which the scanning fiber section is affixed, wherein the mechanical scanning drive assembly is configured for displacing the scanning optical fiber section is order to scan the emitted light beam, and a display configured for receiving the scanned light beam and generating an image to the end user.. .
Magic Leap, Inc.

Augmented reality recommendations

Various embodiments enable a computing device to perform tasks such as processing an image to recognize text or an object in an image to identify a particular product or related products associated with the text or object. In response to recognizing the text or the object as being associated with a product available for purchase from an electronic marketplace, one or more advertisements or product listings associated with the product can be displayed to the user.
A9.com, Inc.

Location based synchronized augmented reality streaming

In an approach to location based augmented reality broadcasting, one or more computer processors determine a location of the one or more computing devices. The one or more computer processors determine whether two or more of the one or more computing devices are in the same location.
International Business Machines Corporation

Apparatuses, methods and systems coupling visual accommodation and visual convergence to the same plane at any depth of an object of interest

Aspects of the disclosed apparatuses, methods and systems provide three dimensional gradient and dynamic light fields for display in 3d technologies, in particular 3d augmented reality (ar) devices, by coupling visual accommodation and visual convergence to the same plane at any depth of an object of interest in real time.. .
Meta Company

Optimizing head mounted displays for augmented reality

While many augmented reality systems provide “see-through” transparent or translucent displays upon which to project virtual objects, many virtual reality systems instead employ opaque, enclosed screens. Indeed, eliminating the user's perception of the real-world may be integral to some successful virtual reality experiences.
Eonite Perception Inc.

Video-enhanced greeting cards

Provided are computer systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable medium configured for receiving or generating a video, extracting a still image from the video, printing the still image on a physical card and sharing the card. Viewing of the card can be augmented by the system that captures an image of the printed image on the card, uses the image to identify the video from which the printed image is extracted, and overlays the video on a visual representation of the card on the system, thereby generating an animated viewing experience from a card having a still image.
Mage Inc.

Augmented reality alteration detector

Technologies are generally described for systems and methods effective to detect an alteration in augmented reality. A processor may receive a real image that corresponds to a real object and may receive augmented reality instructions to generate a virtual object.
Empire Technology Development Llc

Augmented reality systems and methods utilizing reflections

A display system comprises a wearable display device for displaying augmented reality content. The display device comprises a display area comprising light redirecting features that are configured to direct light to a user.
Magic Leap, Inc.

Augmented reality server

In one example, an augmented reality (ar) server. The server has an ar server program executable to transmit a first aura having a selectable weblink to a web-linked camera device (wlcd); receive from a website an identity that uniquely associates the wlcd with a user and aura data indicative of a second aura targeted to the user based on a user-selected weblink; and transmit the second aura to the wlcd corresponding to the identity..
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Visualization of physical characteristics in augmented reality

A system and method for visualization of physical characteristics are described. A server identifies a physical object detected by a device and accesses a measurement of a first physical characteristic of the physical object from a first sensor associated with the physical object.
Daqri, Llc

Systems and methods for augmented reality

An augmented reality display system includes an electromagnetic field emitter to emit a known magnetic field in a known coordinate system. The system also includes an electromagnetic sensor to measure a parameter related to a magnetic flux at the electromagnetic sensor resulting from the known magnetic field.
Magic Leap, Inc.

Active region determination for head mounted displays

Some augmented reality (ar) and virtual reality (vr) applications may require that an “activity region” be defined prior to their use. For example, a user performing a video conferencing application or playing a game may need to identify an appropriate space in which they may walk and gesture while wearing a head mounted display without causing injury.
Eonite Perception Inc.

System and broadcast ar layer

A method is provided for enabling enhanced viewing of a broadcast by a user through an augmented reality device. An application is provided on the augmented reality device which is programmed for acquiring a camera feed of at least a portion of a broadcast displayed on a display device, which includes an ar layer.
Globalive Xmg Jv Inc.

Digital image processing device and digital image controlling method

Disclosed are a digital image processing device and a digital image controlling method. A digital image processing device comprises: a camera unit for capturing an object; a communication unit for receiving information of a first camera unit from a first terminal device having the first camera unit; a control unit for generating an augmented reality (ar) image on the basis of the received information of the first camera unit; and an output unit for outputting the generated ar image, wherein the control unit can detect the location of the first camera unit from the image of the first camera unit captured by means of the camera unit, generates in three dimensions a viewing angle ar image, of the first camera unit, indicating the range being captured by means of the first camera unit, and control the output unit so as to output the viewing angle ar image, of the first camera unit, generated on the basis of the detected location of the first camera unit..
Lg Electronics Inc.

Automated review of forms through augmented reality

The present invention discloses a system and method for automatic review of forms with filled boxes in a sheet and digital processing of the image using augmented reality patterns, a form with binary codes on the edges of a printed template on each sheet, an optical device to read binary codes and a central processing unit for processing data from the binary codes. The form includes binary boxes on the edges of a printed template on each sheet.
Invenciones TecnolÓgicas Spa

Augmented reality contents generation and play system and method using the same

The present disclosure relates to an augmented reality contents generation and play system. The augmented reality contents generation and play system includes an image acquisition unit configured to include a preview mode in which an image which is input through a lens is displayed on a screen and a shooting mode in which, if an image to be shot is displayed in the preview mode, the image is captured by operating a shooting button and the captured image is converted into an image file; a storage unit configured to store an image which is obtained from the image acquisition unit when the shooting button is pressed and video information which is automatically obtained for a predetermined time based on a shooting point of time; a mapping unit configured to map the image which is stored in the storage unit onto a video which is stored in the storage unit; an augmented reality processing unit configured to recognize an image corresponding to a marker from the image which is obtained by the image acquisition unit, configured to call the video mapped onto the image, and configured to overlay the video on a position of the marker on a screen in the preview mode; and a control unit configured to control a process of generating and playing contents by using an augmented reality contents..

Apparatus and providing projection mapping-based augmented reality

An apparatus and method for providing projection mapping-based augmented reality (ar). According to an exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes an input to acquire real space information and user information; and a processor to recognize a real environment by using the acquired real space information and the acquired user information, map the recognized real environment to a virtual environment, generate augmented content that changes corresponding to a change in space or a user's movement, and project and visualize the generated augmented content through a projector..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

Automatic modification of augmented reality objects

For automatic modification of augmented reality objects, a processor identifies an object of interest displayed by an augmented reality device. The processor identifies an obstruction object that obscures viewing the object of interest within the augmented reality device.
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Grasping virtual objects in augmented reality

An augmented reality system which enables grasping of virtual objects is described such as to stack virtual cubes or to manipulate virtual objects in other ways. In various embodiments a user's hand or another real object is tracked in an augmented reality environment.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Interface interaction apparatus and method

An interface interaction method and apparatus for actively interacting with a virtual interface only by rotating a user head, and pertaining to the field of augmented reality technologies. The disclosure includes obtaining rotation parameters of the user head, where the rotation parameters include a rotation direction, a rotation angle, and a rotation angular acceleration, determining an interaction instruction according to the obtained rotation parameters and a preset instruction determining rule, and executing the determined interaction instruction to implement interaction control of interfaces displayed by a display component.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Augmented reality proximity sensing

Technologies are generally described for employing proximity sensing mechanisms augmented reality (ar) systems. Sensors strategically placed on ar eyeglasses in locations such as right and/or left arms, bridge, or flip-up feature of the eyeglasses may be used to detect ar eyeglass usage for power management and/or to provide user interface elements like volume control, display controls, user input, and comparable ones.
Empire Technology Development Llc

Beam angle sensor in virtual/augmented reality system

A virtual image generation system for use by an end user comprises a projection subsystem configured for generating a collimated light beam, and a display configured emitting light rays in response to the collimated light beam to display a pixel of an image frame to the end user. The pixel has a location encoded with angles of the emitted light rays.
Magic Leap, Inc.

Electronic apparatus, control method thereof, computer program, and computer-readable recording medium

Provided herein is a control method of an electronic apparatus. The control method of an electronic apparatus includes: determining a position of a vehicle that is being operated; detecting information of a guidance point positioned in front of the determined position of the vehicle by a predetermined distance using a map data; generating an object indicating the guidance point using the information of the guidance point; and outputting the generated object through augmented reality..
Thinkware Corporation

Virtual reality smoking system

A virtual or augmented reality smoking system is provided herein. A smoker using the system can experience a virtual reality of smoking by puffing on a cigarette shaped article and experiencing the taste or aroma from the article while simultaneously viewing a generated image of a burning cigarette and exhaled and sidestream smoke.
Philip Morris Usa Inc.

Emergency resource location and status

augmented reality techniques are employed to improve emergency response and related tasks based upon data gathered from wireless monitoring of emergency equipment.. .
En-gauge, Inc.

Dynamically displaying multiple virtual and augmented reality views on a single display

One variation of a method for dynamically displaying multiple virtual and augmented reality scenes on a single display includes determining a set of global transform parameters from a combination of user-defined inputs, user-measured inputs, and device orientation and position derived from sensor inputs; calculating a projection from a configurable function of the global transform parameters, context provided by the user and context specific to a virtual and augmented reality scene; rendering a virtual and augmented reality scene with the calculated projection on a subframe of the display; and repeating the previous two steps to render additional virtual and augmented reality scenes.. .
Dropbox, Inc.

System and augmented reality with complex augmented reality video image tags

Disclosed is a complex augmented reality system implementing a mobile device to display complex augmented reality on a display device. A user captures one or more live images from the display device via a camera on the mobile device, which sends the images to a server.
Bally Gaming, Inc.

Path visualization for motion planning

An augmented reality device includes one or more sensors for imaging and/or detecting an environment and a transparent display for displaying virtual objects. The augmented reality device monitors various biometric attributes of a user and determines the user's location within the environment.
Daqri, Llc

Providing augmented reality service, display apparatus and providing system for augmented reality service comprising the same

A providing apparatus for an augmented reality service includes: a parameter calculating unit calculating camera parameters of a plurality of respective cameras; a mesh information processing unit converting point cloud information based on images obtained from the plurality of respective cameras into mesh information for the plurality of respective cameras and converting the mesh information into a world coordinate for a target space photographed by the plurality of cameras by using the camera parameters; a map generating unit generating a whole map for the target space by considering an area where the converted mesh information for the plurality of respective cameras is duplicated; and an augmentation processing unit augmenting a virtual object to the whole map.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

System for inspecting objects using augmented reality

A method of comparing measured three-dimensional (3d) measurement data to an object is provided. The method includes the steps of providing a three dimensional measurement device configured to measure 3d coordinates of points on the object and a computing device having a camera and display.
Faro Technologies, Inc.

Task management system and method using augmented reality devices

A wearable computing device is provided. The wearable computing device includes at least one processor, a display element configured to display augmented reality (ar) content to a wearer, a location sensor providing location information, and a task management engine executed by the at least one processor.
Daqri, Llc

Optical narrowcasting augmented reality

Systems and methods for optical narrowcasting are provided for transmitting various types of content. Optical narrowcasting content indicative of the presence of additional information along with identifying information may be transmitted.
Surefire Llc

Augmented reality device based on recognition of spatial structure and method thereof

An augmented reality device based on recognition of a spatial structure includes: a point cloud normal vector extracting unit extracting a normal vector for a point cloud from image data input from a camera; a plane object segmenting unit segmenting a plane in the image data by using the extracted normal vector; a representative plane selecting unit selecting a representative plane among the segmented planes; a spatial structure extracting unit recognizing a spatial structure by using the representative plane; and a virtual object matching unit matching a virtual object in the recognized spatial structure.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

System and augmented reality reduced visibility navigation

Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide an augmented reality reduced visibility navigation system for detecting objects under reduced visibility conditions using a vehicle radar system and an augmented reality display on a windshield or a rearview mirror. More specifically, in one embodiment, a radar-based vehicle control system of a first vehicle detects objects, such as other vehicles, in the vicinity of the first vehicle.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Optical engine for creating wide-field of view fovea-based display

Methods, systems, components, and techniques provide a retinal light scanning engine to write light corresponding to an image on the retina of a viewer. As described herein, a light source of the retinal light scanning engine forms a single point of light on the retina at any single, discrete moment in time.
Meta Company

Augmented reality system

A method and system for generating augmented reality images for display on a computing device is disclosed. Embodiments of the method include acquiring at least one visual scene using a camera device of the computing device, the acquired visual scene including at least a first reference marker having predetermined characteristics.
Idvision Limited

Text functions in augmented reality

Various systems and methods for implementing text functions in augmented reality are described herein. A system for implementing text functions in augmented reality includes a display to display a field of view to a user of the system; a gesture detection module to detect a selection gesture performed by a user of the system, the selection gesture defining a selection area in the field of view; a camera array to capture an image of the selection area; a text module to perform a text operation on text identified in the image; and a presentation module to present an indication of the text operation to the user..

Method and system for outputting augmented reality information

A method and system are disclosed for outputting augmented reality information to a first user. In an embodiment, the method includes acquiring first information, including image information, depth information, coordinate information and combinations thereof, the first information relating to at least one of a medical device and a medical examination of a patient; creating the augmented reality information, relating to the medical device and/or the medical examination of the patient, based on the first information; and outputting the augmented reality information such that the augmented reality information is perceivable in a field of view of the first user..
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Numeric keypad encryption for augmented reality devices

Embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for numeric keypad encryption using an augmented reality device. The method may include establishing a secure connection to an augmented reality device.
International Business Machines Corporation

Multi-component profiling systems and methods

A multi-component profile is determined for a person. The profile is determined from the analysis of empirical data gather by the person's own digital devices which are used as surveillance devices.

Cooling system for head mounted device

A cooling system is provided for a head mounted device for augmented reality applications. The head mounted device has a visor housing having one or more exhaust vents and one or more intake vents, a motherboard disposed within the visor housing, at least one processor mounted to the motherboard and at least one camera mounted to the motherboard.
Sulon Technologies Inc.

Augmented reality display system with variable focus

A near-eye optical display system that may be utilized in augmented reality applications and devices includes a diffractive waveguide having diffractive optical elements (does) configured for in-coupling, exit pupil expansion, and out-coupling. An electrically-modulated tunable liquid crystal (lc) lens is located between the diffractive grating and the eyes of the user.

Hybrid mobile entity, for interfacing a plurality of hybrid mobile entities with a computer system, and a set for a virtual or augmented reality system

Disclosed is a hybrid mobile entity for a device for interfacing a plurality of mobile entities with a computer system, the hybrid mobile entity including at least one location module including: a unit for emitting an electromagnetic signal making it possible to determine the position of the location module; and a unit for receiving an activation signal and, according to at least one item of information of the activation signal, activating the unit for emitting an electromagnetic signal. The hybrid mobile entity further including: an inertial measurement unit rigidly joined to the location module; and a unit for communication with the device, for transmitting data relative to a movement of the inertial measurement unit..
Epawn

System and recharging battery in augmented reality game system

In an aspect, an augmented reality game system is provided including a mobile smart device such as a smart phone and a remotely controlled drone. The mobile smart phone device is programmed to display an augmented environment, being the real environment viewed by the camera and a virtual environment superimposed over images of the real environment.
Spin Master Ltd.



Augmented Reality topics:
  • Augmented Reality
  • User Experience
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Enhancement
  • Transactions
  • Simulation
  • Data Mining
  • Localization
  • Object Database
  • High Contrast
  • Contrast Ratio
  • Vehicle Location
  • Social Networking
  • Networking
  • Social Network


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