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new patent Data structures and delivery methods for expediting virtual reality playback
A video stream for a scene for a virtual reality or augmented reality experience may be stored and delivered to a viewer. The video stream may be divided into a plurality of units based on time segmentation, viewpoint segmentation, and/or view orientation segmentation.
Lytro, Inc.


new patent Light field capture
This disclosure pertains to operations, systems, and computer readable media to capture images of a scene using a camera array and process the captured images based on a viewer's point of view (pov) for immersive augmented reality, live display wall, head mounted display, video conferencing, and similar applications. In one implementation, the disclosed subject matter provides a complete view to a viewer by combining images captured by a camera array.
Apple Inc.


new patent System and video call using augmented reality
An augmented reality-based video calling system includes a first terminal configured to capture a video and a second terminal configured to add virtual content to the video captured by the first terminal and provide information regarding the added virtual content to the first terminal. The first terminal calculates 3d position coordinates of the virtual content in a 3d space corresponding to the video on the basis of the provided information regarding the virtual content, combines the virtual content with the video using the calculated 3d position coordinates, and display the virtual content combined with the video..
Maxst Co., Ltd.


new patent Camera augmented reality based activity history tracking
augmented reality can be used to display previously captured images on a viewfinder of a camera as the camera's active position nears a position from which the picture was originally taken. A histogram file may associate the original image with positional information of the camera when the image was captured.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


new patent Immersive virtual reality production and playback for storytelling content
Methods for digital content production and playback of an immersive stereographic video work provide or enhance interactivity of immersive entertainment using various different playback and production techniques. “immersive stereographic” may refer to virtual reality, augmented reality, or both.
Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.


new patent Automated object selection and placement for augmented reality
A system to facilitate ar processing includes receiving captured media from a user device and context information relating to media that is being delivered to a receiving device. The system may use the media being delivered with the captured media to generate one or more virtual objects.
Arris Enterprises Llc


new patent Holographic technology implemented security solution
Disclosed are techniques that use mixed reality, e.g., augmented reality and virtual reality technologies to improve analysis of security situations. These techniques merge the physical world embodied in security systems with the virtual world of policies and analytics.
Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh


new patent Holographic technology implemented security solution
Disclosed are techniques that use mixed reality, e.g., augmented reality and virtual reality technologies to improve analysis of security situations. The techniques allow a guard (or other user in a facility) to observe persons in a facility and determine merely by looking at such persons through a mixed reality device whether those persons are authorized to be in the facility or not, irrespective of whether those persons are required or not required to publically display some credentials, such as a badge or the like..
Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh


new patent Augmented reality device and operation thereof
A device may include a camera configured to capture a live image data comprising an image of an object, and a processor coupled to the camera. The processor may be configured to recognize content of a selected portion of the live image data based on a contextual information relevant to the object using computer vision technology, and generate a visual information based on the recognized content.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


new patent Holographic technology implemented retail solutions
Disclosed are techniques that use mixed reality, e.g., augmented reality and virtual reality technologies to improve analysis of retail processes and activity in retail establishments. A server system receives images from a mixed reality device, which images including representations of physical objects and receives voice data from the mixed reality device and executes a cognitive agent to process the voice data received from the mixed reality device that generates a set of virtual objects that include data describing merchandising process concepts regarding the set of physical objects, based on input queries received in the voice data and sending by a server system, the set of virtual objects to the mixed reality device..
Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh


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Holographic technology implemented security solution

Disclosed are techniques that use mixed reality, e.g., augmented reality and virtual reality technologies to improve analysis of security situations as well as retail processes and activity in retail stores. For security these techniques merge the physical world embodied in security systems with the virtual world of policies and analytics.
Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

new patent

Augmented reality system and method

A computer-implemented method, computer program product, and computing system for receiving a unique identifier on a client electronic device. The unique identifier is associated with at least one it component.
Emc Ip Holding Company Llc

new patent

Method and system for representing and interacting with augmented reality content

Systems and methods for displaying augmented reality (ar) content are disclosed. The ar device may include a display configured to display real-world content overlaid with ar content and at least one sensor configured to provide an output indicative of an orientation, location, or motion of the ar device.
Upskill Inc.

new patent

Techniques for accurate pose estimation

The described technology regards an augmented reality system and method for estimating a position of a location of interest relative to the position and orientation of a display based upon a retroactive adjustment of a previously rendered position and orientation of the display, by means of an adjust-update-predict (aup) cycle, and calculating the location of interest relative to the position and orientation of the display. Systems of the described technology include including a plurality of sensors, a processing module or other computation means, and a database.
Applied Research Associates, Inc.

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Techniques for accurate pose estimation

The described technology regards an augmented reality system and method for estimating a position of a location of interest relative to the position and orientation of a display, using a forward buffer to store current and predicted position estimates calculated by the methods of the present invention. Systems of the described technology include including a plurality of sensors, a processing module or other computation means, and a database.
Applied Research Associates, Inc.

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Techniques for accurate pose estimation

The described technology regards an augmented reality system and method for estimating a position of a location of interest relative to the position and orientation of a display, including a retroactive update to a previously rendered estimate of the position of the orientation of the display stored in a rewind buffer. Systems of the described technology include including a plurality of sensors, a processing module or other computation means, and a database.
Applied Research Associates, Inc.

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Method, apparatus, and program product for digital reusable grocery bags with augmented reality and consumer offers

A polyethylene reusable grocery bag and/or polyethylene reusable retail bag linked to a proprietary content management system (cms) that delivers multiple elements of easy-to-access, customer-driven value. Bag value includes and integrates large-banner bag advertising with bag digital coupons, bag augmented reality (a/r) video content, bag digital content, and bag peel-off coupons.
Brandbags, Llc

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Holographic technology implemented retail solutions

Disclosed are techniques that use mixed reality, e.g., augmented reality and virtual reality technologies to improve analysis of retail processes and activity in retail stores. A system is configured to receive a set of social media feeds, filter the social media feeds according to at least one criterion to derive data according to the at least one criterion and from received images in view of a set of physical objects, execute one or more merchandizing algorithms that apply the data derived from the filtered social media feeds to provide as an output data describing one or more social media related values associated with one or more of the physical objects in the view of the set of physical objects..
Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

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Holographic technology implemented retail solutions

Disclosed are techniques that use mixed reality and/or augmented reality and virtual reality technologies for analysis of retail processes and activity in retail stores. The disclosed techniques use computer implemented techniques that obtain information from various electronic systems/devices in the physical world, which devices are exemplified by security systems, and merge that information into a virtual world of policies and analytics that involve retail systems that generate analytical information regarding customers and their preferences and needs..
Tyco Fire & Security Gmbh

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Image processing interactive augmented reality

The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for generating augmented reality. The method may include capturing a first image in a viewing range of a first augmented reality device in real time via a camera of the first augmented reality device, and synchronizing the first image to a second augmented reality device, the first augmented reality device being a device for providing an augmented reality image to a first user in the first display, and the second augmented reality device being a device for providing an augmented reality image to a second user in a second display.
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Focus control for virtual objects in augmented reality (ar) and virtual reality (vr) displays

Embodiments described herein include an optical system, and associated method and computer program product. The optical system comprises one or more display devices, and one or more computer processors configured to transmit display signals comprising at least one virtual object for updating imagery displayed by the display devices, and to selectively defocus a focus of the virtual object..
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Surgeon head-mounted display apparatuses

An augmented reality surgical system includes a head mounted display (hmd) with a see-through display screen, a motion sensor, a camera, and computer equipment. The motion sensor outputs a head motion signal indicating measured movement of the hmd.
Globus Medical, Inc.

Surgeon head-mounted display apparatuses

An augmented reality surgical system includes a head mounted display (hmd) with a see-through display screen, a motion sensor, a camera, and computer equipment. The motion sensor outputs a head motion signal indicating measured movement of the hmd.
Globus Medical, Inc.

Augmented reality methods and devices

augmented reality methods and systems are described. According to one aspect, an augmented reality computer system includes processing circuitry configured to access an image of the real world, wherein the image includes a real world object, and evaluate the image using a neural network to determine a plurality of augmented reality estimands which are indicative of a pose of the real world object and which are useable to generate augmented content regarding the real world object.
Gravity Jack, Inc.

Context-aware augmented reality object commands

Embodiments are disclosed that relate to operating a user interface on an augmented reality computing device comprising a see-through display system. For example, one disclosed embodiment includes receiving a user input selecting an object in a field of view of the see-through display system, determining a first group of commands currently operable based on one or more of an identification of the selected object and a state of the object, and presenting the first group of commands to a user.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Optical combiner apparatus

Optical combiners are provided. The optical combiner may have a see through optically transparent substrate and a patterned region included in the optically transparent substrate and disposed along a wave propagation axis of the substrate.
Daqri Llc

Using augmented reality to collect, process and share information

A system to facilitate communication, in some embodiments, comprises a controller, storage in communication with the controller and storing resources available to the controller, and a plurality of wearable devices in wireless communication with the controller and with each other. Each of the plurality of wearable devices receives input and provides the input to at least one of the controller or another one of the plurality of wearable devices.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Laser processing robot system for performing laser processing using robot

A laser processing robot system, in which an augmented reality processing technology is used to enable a processing laser beam and its irradiation position to be safely and easily seen, is provided. A laser processing robot system includes an image processing device having an augmented reality image processing unit for performing augmented reality image processing for an actual image including an image of a robot captured by an imaging device.
Fanuc Corporation

Systems and methods for using virtual reality, augmented reality, and/or a synthetic 3-dimensional information for the measurement of human ocular performance

A system or method for measuring human ocular performance can be implemented using an eye sensor, a head orientation sensor, an electronic circuit and a display that presents one of virtual reality information, augmented reality information, or synthetic computer-generated 3-dimensional information. The device is configured for measuring saccades, pursuit tracking during visual pursuit, nystagmus, vergence, eyelid closure, or focused position of the eyes.

Binocular see-through ar head-mounted display device and information display method therefor

A binocular see-through ar head-mounted display device is disclosed. Based on that the mapping relationships fc→s and fd→i are pre-stored in the head-mounted device, the position of the target object in the camera image is obtained through an image tracking method, and is mapped to the screen coordinate system of the head-mounted device for calculating the left/right image display position.
Chengdu Idealsee Technology Co., Ltd.

Laparoscopic instrument holders for surgical simulation and training

Innovative instrument holders used for minimally invasive surgical simulation and training are disclosed when used in conjunction with a smartphone, tablet or mini-tablet computer enabling visualization of the surgical field. The surgical field used with these instrument holders can include animal models, physical models, and both virtual and augmented reality models.

Augmented reality content rendering via albedo models, systems and methods

Methods for rendering augmented reality (ar) content are presented. An a priori defined 3d albedo model of an object is leveraged to adjust ar content so that is appears as a natural part of a scene.
Nant Holdings Ip, Llc

Accurate positioning of augmented reality content

A system for accurately positioning augmented reality (ar) content within a coordinate system such as the world geodetic system (wgs) may include ar content tethered to trackable physical features. As the system is used by mobile computing devices, each mobile device may calculate and compare relative positioning data between the trackable features.
Bent Image Lab, Llc

Method of hiding an object in an image or video and associated augmented reality process

A method for generating a final image from an initial image including an object suitable to be worn by an individual. The presence of the object in the initial image is detected.
Fittingbox

Pick to augmented reality

The embodiments provide an augmented reality device for increasing human efficiency in navigating a distribution site and retrieving different customer order items from distinct locations within the distribution site. The augmented reality device uses at least one camera to scan reference points distributed across the distribution site.
Invia Robotics, Inc.

Augmented reality failsafe mode

A device executes an augmented reality (ar) application at the device. The device detects a failure of the ar application and enters a failsafe mode in response to detecting the failure of the ar application.
Daqri, Llc

Contextual augmented reality devices collaboration

A first display device determines a first device configuration of the first display device and a first context of a first ar application operating on the first display device. The first display device connects to a second display device and determines a second device configuration of the second display device and a second context of a second ar application operating on the second display device.
Daqri, Llc

Systems and methods for mixed reality transitions

An immersive video display system includes a video display to display an image and a processor coupled with the video display. The displayed image includes an augmented reality image and a virtual reality image at different moments in time.

Universal application programming interface for augmented reality

An application programming interface (api) server accesses first data of a non-augmented reality (ar) application. The first data including first content data, first control data, first user interface data, and a first data format.
Daqri, Llc

Road condition heads up display

Various systems and methods for providing a road condition heads up display system are provided herein. A road condition heads up display system, includes: a video display to present imagery captured by a camera system, the imagery including terrain around an autonomous vehicle, the terrain including a driving surface on which the autonomous vehicle operates; a vehicle control system coupled to the camera system and the video processor, the vehicle control system to: operate the autonomous vehicle in an autonomous mode; recognize a non-navigable portion of the terrain around the autonomous vehicle; present an augmented reality user interface on the video display, the augmented reality user interface used by an occupant of the autonomous vehicle to indicate a waypoint; and operate the autonomous vehicle in a non-autonomous mode according to the user input..

Display system

A display system is disclosed for use in an augmented reality display (30), the system comprises a waveguide (32) having a front surface and a rear surface. A front input projector (34) projects polychromatic light through a front surface, and a back input projector (36) projects polychro matic light through the rear surface.
Wave Optics Ltd.

Enhanced safety through augmented reality and shared data

Systems and methods for enhancing traffic safety through augmented reality and shared data are disclosed. An example method includes, identifying a second transportation vehicle that at least partially blocks a first view of a first user associated with a first transportation vehicle; and obtaining second view data from the second transportation vehicle.
Paypal, Inc.

System and providing augmented reality notification

A system and a method for providing augmented reality (ar) notification are provided. The system includes a recognizing unit configured to recognize a ground region, which is a region corresponding to the ground, on an ar driving image and a controller configured to add a display element to the ground region and to control a notification output associated with driving through the display element..
Thinkware Corporation

Determining space to display content in augmented reality

A method for improving the placement of virtual content in augmented reality is disclosed. A reference image of the object to be augmented is analyzed for feature density information.
Layar B.v.

Augmented reality virtual content platform apparatuses, methods and systems

The augmented reality virtual content platform apparatuses, methods and systems (“arv”) provides a photo driven ad-platform that transforms digital media placements into immersive and immediately shareable brand-consumer engagements via gps-linked virtual photo components instantiated on a user mobile device. Within embodiments, users may create and share photographs augmented with brands or other images and accompanying messages on various social networks using their smartphones or tablets to earn rewards.
Snaps Media Inc.

Augmented reality robotic system visualization

A technique for displaying a representative path associated with a robotic device. The technique includes detecting at least one reference point within a first image of a workspace, generating the representative path based on path instructions associated with the robotic device and the at least one reference point, and displaying the representative path within the workspace..
Autodesk, Inc.

Audio augmented reality system

Techniques for online information search and retrieval for a query including a digital audio waveform. In an aspect, an audio waveform is received and digitized by at least one of a plurality of audio input devices.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Augmented reality display apparatus and related methods using database record data

Disclosed are examples of methods, apparatus, systems, and computer program products for providing an augmented reality display of an image with record data. In one example, image data is received at one or more processors.
Salesforce.com, Inc.

Smart contact lens with orientation sensor

Current invention propounds a novel active contact lens device, system, as well as, a corresponding method of operation of such contact lens with an embedded orientation determination mechanism. The system, furthermore, utilizes an onboard, integrated orientation and gaze sensing component to determine eye orientation, in 3d (x,y,z) dimension corresponding to the direction of eye gaze, or in 2d (x,y) dimension, denoting orientation relative to the horizontal or vertical line of the eye, also known as, the horizontal or vertical meridian of the eye.
Raayonnova Llc

Near eye diffractive holographic projection method

An augmented reality display device (such as a head mounted device) includes a partially transparent and partially reflective lens, a laser light source, a radio frequency source, a display controller, an acousto-optical modulator, and a microelectromechanical (mems) device. The laser light source generates light.
Daqri, Llc

Vehicle vision system

A vehicular vision system includes a monitoring system operable to determine a gaze direction of a driver of the vehicle. At least one vision sensor is disposed at the vehicle and has a field of view exterior of the equipped vehicle, and at least one non-vision sensor is disposed at the vehicle and has a field of sensing exterior of the vehicle.
Magna Electronics Inc.

System for cutting of cutting stock

The invention relates to a system made of an electronic display device having a display screen for displaying augmented reality, an electronic memory, and a cutting device for cutting planar cutting stock, e.g., paperboard, corrugated cardboard, film, textile, plastic, foam, or wooden slabs or sheets. The system has a computer unit for computing a position and alignment of the display device in relation to the cutting device.
Zünd Systemtechnik Ag

Method and providing augmented reality services

The present disclosure relates to a communication technique and system for combining 5g communication systems with iot technologies to achieve a higher data rate beyond 4g systems. The present disclosure can be applied to intelligent services (e.g., smart homes, smart buildings, smart cities, smart or connected cars, healthcare, digital education, retail businesses, and security and safety related services) on the basis of 5g communication technologies and iot related technologies.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

System and acquiring virtual and augmented reality scenes by a user

A preferred method of acquiring virtual or augmented reality (var) scenes can include at a plurality of locations of interest, providing one or more users with a predetermined pattern for image acquisition with an image capture device and for each of the one or more users, in response to a user input, acquiring at least one image at the location of interest. The method of the preferred embodiment can also include for each of the one or more users, in response to the acquisition of at least one image, providing the user with feedback to ensure a complete acquisition of the virtual or augmented reality scene; and receiving at a remote database, from each of the one or more users, one or more var scenes.
Dropbox, Inc.

Peer-to-peer augmented reality handlers

A method and system are provided for generating peer-to-peer augmented reality handlers. The method includes receiving, from a user wearing a pair of augmented reality glasses, an indication that the user intends to place an augmented reality handler at a location where the user is currently looking.
International Business Machines Corporation

Augmented reality display system for evaluation and modification of neurological conditions, including visual processing and perception conditions

In some embodiments, a display system comprising a head-mountable, augmented reality display is configured to perform a neurological analysis and to provide a perception aid based on an environmental trigger associated with the neurological condition. Performing the neurological analysis may include determining a reaction to a stimulus by receiving data from the one or more inwardly-directed sensors; and identifying a neurological condition associated with the reaction.
Magic Leap, Inc.

Augmented reality occlusion

A method for generating an augmented reality image from first and second images, wherein at least a portion of at least one of the first and the second image is captured from a real scene, the method comprising: identifying a confidence region in which a confident determination as to which of the first and second image to render in that region of the augmented reality image can be made; identifying an uncertainty region in which it is uncertain as to which of the first and second image to render in that region of the augmented reality image; determining at least one blending factor value in the uncertainty region based upon a similarity between a first colour value in the uncertainty region and a second colour value in the confidence region; and generating an augmented reality image by combining, in the uncertainty region, the first and second images using the at least one blending factor value.. .
Imagination Technologies Limited

Systems and methods of generating augmented reality experiences

This disclosure relates to system and methods for providing users with augmented reality experiences based on a specific location of a user. An augmented reality experience may include augmented reality objects, and/or other content.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

System and intelligent tagging and interface control

A system and method for communicating with an augmented reality display system. The method includes generating, with an electronic processor, a first image at the augmented reality display system, the augmented reality display system including a field-of-view.
Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Customized augmented reality animation generator

Embodiments of the invention are directed an animation kit including a template page with at least one template design, an armature that moves between at least a first position and a second position, and an animation application that generates an animated segment corresponding to the template design and at least one pose of the armature. In further embodiments, a method for generating an animated segment is provided.
Crayola, Llc

Mobile units for furnishing, repairing and refurbishing residences

A network of modular, multitier user's device (mobile unit) that identifies wear, tear and stains, and repairs and refurbishes indoor and outdoor of a house or building using historical data. The user's device also provides interior decoration and designing support, and supports bidding from the handymen or repair contract companies as well.

User status indicator of an augmented reality system

A device has a biometric sensor, a display, a light source, and a hardware processor. The biometric sensor measures biometric information of a user of the device.
Daqri, Llc

Augmented reality visual rendering device

A visual rendering apparatus such as a telescope, microscope or attached tablet/led displays a magnified subject using the mapped rendering medium, in which the rendering medium includes at least one of actual visual transmissions of the subject and stored, high resolution images of the magnified subject. In an educational context, equipment for displaying true magnified images of, for example, celestial bodies or molecular structures can be beyond reach.
Mel Science Limited

Augmented reality interface for assisting a user to operate an ultrasound device

Aspects of the technology described herein relate to techniques for guiding an operator to use an ultrasound device. Thereby, operators with little or no experience operating ultrasound devices may capture medically relevant ultrasound images and/or interpret the contents of the obtained ultrasound images.

Augmented reality interface for assisting a user to operate an ultrasound device

Aspects of the technology described herein relate to techniques for guiding an operator to use an ultrasound device. Thereby, operators with little or no experience operating ultrasound devices may capture medically relevant ultrasound images and/or interpret the contents of the obtained ultrasound images.

System for tracking resource allocation/usage

Systems, computer program products, and methods are described herein for tracking resource allocation/usage across a dispersed internet protocol capable network connecting devices electrically attached to the network. The present invention is configured to receive, from a first user computing device, a first user request for authorization to access at least one of the one or more computing devices; initiate the augmented reality application for display on the at least one of the one or more computing devices; reconfigure, via the augmented reality application, a display device associated with the first user computing device to emulate a content displayed on a display device associated with at least one of the one or more computing devices on the display device of the first user computing device; retrieve, using the first user computing device, information from the content; process, using the first computing device, the retrieved information; and display the processed information..
Bank Of America Corporation

Distribution of location-based augmented reality captures

Featured is a method for distributing location-based augmented reality captures. The method can include creating an augmented reality capture on a first device, packaging the augmented reality capture, and transmitting the augmented reality capture to a second device via a communications protocol.
Itagged Mobile Limited

Enforce data security based on a mobile device, positioning, augmented reality

Systems and methods are provided for securing data using a mobile device. The method may include determining securing global positioning data values of the mobile device; measuring a securing direction of the mobile device relative to a magnetic north direction; capturing a securing password by the mobile device; and securing the data against unauthorized access using the determined global positioning data values, the securing password, and the securing direction as a combined password..
International Business Machines Corporation

Accelerated learning, entertainment and cognitive therapy using augmented reality comprising combined haptic, auditory, and visual stimulation

A plurality of first sensory cues are generated capable of being perceived by a user. Each first sensory cue of the plurality of first sensory cues is dependent on a position of at least one body member of a performer relative to a performance element of a performance object with which an event is performed.

Identification of augmented reality image display position

A head-mounted display (hmd) device may include an at least partially see-through display, one or more location sensors, a communication unit, and a processor. The hmd device may determine at least a location of the one or more location sensors in a physical environment.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Robust optical disambiguation and tracking of two or more hand-held controllers with passive optical and inertial tracking

Methods for disambiguation and tracking of two or more wireless hand-held controllers with passive optical and inertial tracking within a system having a head mounted virtual or augmented reality display device having a forward facing optical sensor having a field of view, and wherein the display device interfaces with wireless hand-held inertial controllers for providing user input to the display device, with each controller two passive optically reflective markers, one marker being position at or adjacent each end of the controller and being separated by a known distance, and each controller also including an onboard inertial measurement unit for providing inertial data corresponding to its orientation.. .

User-height-based rendering system for augmented reality objects

In various embodiments, methods and systems for rendering augmented reality objects based on user heights are provided. Height data of a user of an augmented reality device can be determined.

Method for determining the position of a portable device

An augmented reality method for displaying information comprises: capturing a sequence of image frames by a camera of a portable device, obtaining movement data by using an inertial sensor of the portable device, determining a sampling frame rate according to the movement data, selecting a tracking image from the captured image frames according to the sampling frame rate, determining a position of the portable device by comparing the tracking image with a point cloud, and displaying information on a display of the device based on the determined position.. .
Nokia Technologies Oy

Passive optical and inertial tracking in slim form-factor

Apparatus and systems directed to a wireless hand-held inertial controller with passive optical and inertial tracking in a slim form-factor, for use with a head mounted virtual or augmented reality display device (hmd), that operates with six degrees of freedom by fusing (i) data related to the position of the controller derived from a forward-facing optical sensor located in the hmd with (ii) data relating to the orientation of the controller derived from an inertial measurement unit located in the controller.. .

Location-based augmented reality capture

Featured is a method for location-based augmented reality capture. The method can include invoking an augmented reality capture mode on a device including a plurality of sensors, recording an augmented reality capture in response to user input, and storing the augmented reality capture.
Itagged Mobile Limited

Augmented reality

In accordance with an example aspect, there is provided an apparatus comprising at least one processing core and at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code being configured to, with the at least one processing core, cause the apparatus at least to obtain a movement context of a user, rank, based at least in part on the movement contest, at least two objects based on their visibility to the user, and determine, based at least in part on the ranking, at least one of the at least two objects as a placement object for an augmented reality information element.. .
Nokia Technologies Oy

Systems and methods for augmented reality preparation, processing, and application

Various of the disclosed embodiments provide systems and methods for acquiring and applying a depth determination of an environment in e.g., various augmented reality applications. A user may passively or actively scan a device (e.g., a tablet device, a mobile phone device, etc.) about the environment acquiring depth data for various regions.
Eonite Perception Inc.

System and facilitating a vehicle-related virtual reality and/or augmented reality presentation

In certain embodiments, a virtual reality presentation may be facilitated based on a real-world route of a vehicle. In some embodiments, destination information associated with a vehicle may be obtained.

Optically augmenting electromagnetic tracking in mixed reality

A mixed reality system may comprise a base station, affixed to an object, that emits an electromagnetic field (emf) and a head-mounted display (hmd) device with a location sensor and an emf sensor mounted a predetermined offset therefrom. The base station and emf sensor together may form a magnetic tracking system.

Distributing information using role-specific augmented reality devices

A role-based information distribution system, in some embodiments, comprises a display to provide an image containing multiple dynamic icons. It further comprises a wearable device camera to capture the image, and processing logic, coupled to the camera, to interpret the multiple dynamic icons and to provide information pertaining to a selected one or more of the multiple dynamic icons to a user via the wearable device.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Augmented reality identity verification

An augmented reality device (ard) can present virtual content which can provide enhanced experiences with the user's physical environment. For example, the ard can detect a linkage between a person in the fov of the ard and a physical object (e.g., a document presented by the person) or detect linkages between the documents.
Magic Leap, Inc.

Online perspective search for 3d components

Techniques for formulating queries and retrieving relevant results for 3d components in a virtual or augmented reality system. In an aspect, a user works with a 3d component using a workflow, and views the 3d component from one or more selected perspective views.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Optically augmenting electromagnetic tracking in mixed reality

A mixed reality system may comprise a head-mounted display (hmd) device with a location sensor and a base station, mounted a predetermined offset from the location sensor, that emits an electromagnetic field (emf). An emf sensor affixed to an object may sense the emf, forming a magnetic tracking system.

Augmented reality security verification

Providing visual security verification includes an electronic credential of a credential holder causing credential holder information to be transmitted to an augmented reality device, superimposing the credential holder information on to a live image of an immediate environment of the augmented reality device to provide a superimposed image, where the credential holder information includes a picture of the credential holder, and providing security verification based on a comparison of the picture of the credential holder and the live image. The information may be stored in the augmented reality device and an identifier of the credential holder from the electronic credential may be used to look up the information.
Assa Abloy Ab

Time-warping adjustment based on depth information in a virtual/augmented reality system

A technique includes determining a depth value for each of a plurality of pixels of a frame, down-sampling the depth values of a tile of the frame to obtain a plurality of down-sampled depth values, the frame including one or more tiles, determining a change in a head pose, determining, from the plurality of down-sampled depth values, a down-sampled depth value for a vertex, determining an adjusted position for the vertex based on the change in head pose and the down-sampled depth value for the vertex, performing, based on at least the adjusted position for the vertex, a depth-adjusted time-warping of the frame to obtain a depth-adjusted time-warped frame, and triggering display of the depth-adjusted time-warped frame.. .
Google Inc.

Wearable augmented reality devices with object detection and tracking

The technology disclosed can provide capabilities to view and/or interact with the real world to the user of a wearable (or portable) device using a sensor configured to capture motion and/or determining the path of an object based on imaging, acoustic or vibrational waves. Implementations can enable improved user experience, greater safety, greater functionality to users of virtual reality for machine control and/or machine communications applications using wearable (or portable) devices, e.g., head mounted devices (hmds), wearable goggles, watch computers, smartphones, and so forth, or mobile devices, e.g., autonomous and semi-autonomous robots, factory floor material handling systems, autonomous mass-transit vehicles, automobiles (human or machine driven), and so forth, equipped with suitable sensors and processors employing optical, audio or vibrational detection..
Leap Motion, Inc.

Systems and interacting with a virtual object

The technology disclosed relates to a method of interacting with a virtual object. In particular, it relates to referencing a virtual object in an augmented reality space, identifying a physical location of a device in at least one image of the augmented reality space, generating for display a control coincident with a surface of the device, sensing interactions between at least one control object and the control coincident with the surface of the device, and generating data signaling manipulations of the control coincident with the surface of the device..
Leap Motion, Inc.

Reprojection oled display for augmented reality experiences

Methods for generating and displaying images associated with one or more virtual objects within an augmented reality environment at a frame rate that is greater than a rendering frame rate are described. The rendering frame rate may correspond with the minimum time to render images associated with a pose of a head-mounted display device (hmd).
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Virtual reality and augmented reality head set for ride vehicle

A method for operating a ride attraction includes moving a ride vehicle along a pathway, with at least one rider in or on the ride vehicle, and with the at least one rider wearing a headset having a display and a window. Virtual images are created on the display based at least in part on a position of the ride vehicle along the pathway, with the at least one rider viewing the virtual images, and with the at least one rider also simultaneously viewing real world images of real world objects through the window.
Falcon's Treehouse, Llc

Augmented or virtual reality digital content representation and interaction

Systems and methods for presenting augmented reality (ar) or virtual reality (vr) representations of digital content entitlements owned by a user are provided. An ar or vr environment is generated in which the ar or vr representations are presented to simulate a physical collection of media.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

See-through computer display systems

Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for a head-worn computer with a content display where the head-worn computer can be changed from an augmented reality system where there is relatively high see-through transmission through the display to a virtual reality system where the is no or relatively little see-through transmission through the display.. .
Osterhout Group, Inc.

Visual perception enhancement of displayed color symbology

Method and system for enhancing visual perception of augmented reality presentation. The location and line-of-sight (los) of a user wearing a see-through head-mounted display (hmd) is detected.
Elbit Systems Ltd.

Light emitting diodes (leds) with integrated cmos circuits

Disclosed is a multi-color semiconductor led display with integrated with cmos circuit components, such as thin film transistors (tfts). Leds of the display are disposed on a first major surface of a substrate while cmos circuit components which are configured as circuitry for operating the display are disposed on a second opposing major surface of the substrate.
Globalfoundries Inc.

Methods and devices for behavior modification

The invention provides systems and methods for behavior modification in a subject using a virtual reality or augmented reality system. The invention may be used to acutely modify behaviors or cravings or may be used to induce classic aversive conditioning.

Systems and methods for using an avatar to market a product

Example implementations allow for augmented reality elements to be overlaid within user captured images and/or video, where the augmented reality elements may include marketing or branding messages as a part of the virtual elements. In some embodiments, the virtual elements, and the marketing or branding messages, may include one or more celebrities, sports figures, other famous figures, and/or characters.

System and enabling synchronous and asynchronous decision making in augmented reality and virtual augmented reality environments enabling guided tours of shared design alternatives

The invention disclosed herein provides systems and methods for simplifying augmented reality or virtual augmented reality based communication collaboration, and decision making through a streamlined user interface framework that enables both synchronous and asynchronous interactions in immersive environments.. .
30 60 90 Corporation

Fine-grain placement and viewing of virtual objects in wide-area augmented reality environments

Provided herein are exemplary embodiments directed to systems and methods of receiving a reference origin, the reference origin including a first longitude, a first latitude and a first altitude above sea level, receiving a point of interest, the point of interest including a second longitude, a second latitude and a second altitude above sea level, and receiving an updated reference origin, the updated reference origin comprising a third longitude, a third latitude and a third altitude above sea level. Further exemplary embodiments include associating digital data with the point of interest..
Tagspace Pty Ltd

Media tags - location-anchored digital media for augmented reality and virtual reality environments

Provided herein are exemplary embodiments directed to a method for creating digital media, including the placing the digital media in a computer graphics environment, the computer graphics environment further comprising visually perceptible elements appearing as real objects placed in a real world setting, and viewing the digital media when at the real world setting. Various exemplary systems include an augmented reality and virtual reality server connected to a network, and a client device connected to the network, the client device having an augmented reality and virtual reality application.
Tagspace Pty Ltd

Mobile augmented reality system

Embodiments of the invention relate to systems, apparatuses and methods to provide image data, augmented with related data, to be displayed on a mobile computing device. Embodiments of the invention display a live view augmented with information identifying an object amongst other objects.
Intel Corporation

Marking up scenes using a wearable augmented reality device

Marking up an image corresponding to a scene viewed by a user includes receiving the image at a mobile device from a device other than the mobile device, creating a marked up image by annotating the image using markup software running on the mobile device, and saving the marked up image. Marking up an image corresponding to a scene viewed by a user may also include capturing the image using a wearable augmented reality device and transferring the image from the wearable augmented reality device to the mobile device.
Evernote Corporation

Systems and methods for changing a perceived speed of motion associated with a user

A perceived speed of motion associated with a user may be changed by determining a speed and a direction of the motion associated with the user within a reference frame. augmented reality content may be determined for presentation on a display.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Augmented reality kiosk system and method

A method and system for generating an augmented reality image includes a kiosk and mobile computing device executing an application for interacting with the kiosk. The kiosk switches from a first set of images to a second set of image when the mobile computing device is proximate to the kiosk.
Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.

Augmented reality platform using captured footage from multiple angles

This disclosure relates to systems and methods for augmenting visual information to simulate an appearance of an object and/or a person at an adjustable position and angle. The visual information may be captured by an image sensor.
Augmently, Llc

Tiered code obfuscation in a development environment

A method for viewing a plurality of encrypted code displayed within an integrated development environment with a pair of augmented reality (ar) glasses. A plurality of user login credentials submitted by a user utilizing the pair of ar glasses to access a plurality of encrypted code.
International Business Machines Corporation

Confidential information occlusion using augmented reality

A device comprises a camera, a display, and a processor. The camera captures an image of a physical object.
Daqri, Llc

Virtual/augmented reality input device

A controller configured to control a pointer in a virtual reality environment includes a multi-axis magnetic field sensor, a multi-axis accelerometer, a gyroscope, a touchpad, and a wireless communications circuit. The controller can also include a processor and a memory storing instructions that when executed by the processor, cause the processor to obtain geomagnetic field data from the multi-axis magnetic field sensor, obtain acceleration data describing a direction and a magnitude of force affecting the controller from the multi-axis accelerometer, and obtain angular velocity data describing a rotational position of the controller from the gyroscope.
Google Inc.

Techniques to change location of objects in a virtual/augmented reality system

A system and method of operating an audio visual system generating an immersive virtual experience may include generating, by a head-mounted audio visual device, a virtual world immersive experience within a virtual space while physically moving within a physical space, displaying, by the head-mounted audio visual device within the virtual space, a visual target marker indicating a target location in the physical space, receiving, by the head-mounted audio visual device, a teleport control signal, and moving a virtual location of the head-mounted audio visual device within the virtual space from a first virtual location to a second virtual location in response to receiving the teleport control signal.. .
Google Inc.

Visual stabiization system for head-mounted displays

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

Apparatus und rendering a virtual monitor on smart ophthalmic devices in augmented reality environments

An apparatus and a method are described herein related to the art of augmented reality type monitor virtualization. A monitor-virtualization system, such as a head-mountable device, an ophthalmic device or an intraocular implant, can render a virtual monitor in augmented reality.

Augmented reality eyewear and methods for using same

A system for displaying a virtual image in a field of vision of a user comprising a lens; a source for emitting a light beam; and a reflector configured to manipulate and direct the light beam to display the image as a virtual image. A method comprising placing a lens having a reflector in front of a user's eye; and projecting, onto the reflector, a light beam associated with an image; manipulating the light beam such that it is focused at a location beyond the reflector and directing it towards the user's eye to display the image as a virtual image.
Laforge Optical Inc.

Augmented reality system

[solution] an augmented reality system of the invention has a server 50 that can communicate with a portable terminal 10 equipped with a camera 11. The server 50 has a deceased information storage part 60 that stores information regarding a deceased, and a control part 51 that transmits and receives information to and from the portable terminal 10.

Visualization of audio announcements using augmented reality

Approaches presented herein enable visualization of audio announcements using augmented reality (ar). Specifically, an audio system captures a set of broadcast audio announcements or messages at an originating location associated with a user as a set of audio files, which a speech-to-text transcriber transcribes to text.
International Business Machines Corporation

System and modifying virtual objects in a virtual environment in response to user interactions

The methods, systems, techniques, and components described herein allow interaction volumes of virtual objects in a virtual environment, such as a virtual reality (vr) environment or augmented reality (ar) environment, to be modified based on user interactions taken on virtual frames created for those virtual objects. A user interaction element of a virtual frame may receive a user interaction.
Meta Company

System and managing interactive virtual frames for virtual objects in a virtual environment

The methods, systems, techniques, and components described herein allow interactions with virtual objects in a virtual environment, such as a virtual reality (vr) environment or augmented reality (ar) environment, to be modeled accurately. More particularly, the methods, systems, techniques, and components described herein allow interactive virtual frames to be created for virtual objects in a virtual environment.
Meta Company

Framing enhanced reality overlays using invisible light emitters

A method is provided for overlaying target contents on a physical display area using projected light grid or a grid of light emitters. Information on the target contents is transmitted from the emitters using light to an augmented reality device.
International Business Machines Corporation

Occluded virtual image display

Embodiments described herein include an augmented reality (ar) optical system, and associated method and computer program product, defining a field of view relative to an optical reference point. The optical system comprises an imagery display configured to display images using a received first display signal, and a beam-splitter disposed within the field of view and configured to cause the displayed images to appear in a first focal plane within the field of view.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Augmented reality simulation continuum

Techniques for simulating interactions using an augmented reality device. A visual scene is captured using a camera device.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Method of producing an augmented reality experience for a remote customer via linked media

A consumer captures a photograph and associated video and transfers the media to a system server. The system creates a physical print and a unique identifier code of an image of the print.

Provide augmented reality content

A system to provide augmented reality content. The system includes a connection engine to connect to a first device determined to be within physical proximity of the system.
Aurasma Limited

Installation of a physical element

A computer-implemented method, a computer program product and a computer system for installing a first physical element on or in a second physical element are provided. The method comprises receiving, by an augmented reality system, an indication of at least one of the first physical element and the second physical element.
Accenture Global Solutions Limited

Combining gyromouse input and touch input for navigation in an augmented and/or virtual reality environment

A system for combining a gyromouse input with a touch surface input in an augmented reality (ar) environment and/or a virtual reality (vr) environment, a virtual display of virtual items and/or features may be adjusted in response to movement of the gyromouse combined with touch inputs, or touch and drag inputs, received on a touch surface of the gyromouse. Use of the gyromouse in the ar/vr environment may allow touch screen capabilities to be accurately projected into a three dimensional virtual space, providing a controller having improved functionality and utility in the ar/vr environment, and enhancing the user's experience..
Google Inc.

Stereoscopic display

A direct interaction stereoscopic display system that produces an augmented or virtual reality environment. The system comprises one or more displays, a beam combiner, and a mirrored surface to virtually project high-resolution flicker-free stereoscopic 3d imagery into a graphics volume in an open region.
Spatial Intelligence Llc

Virtual and augmented reality systems

A more effective, intuitive, and accessible 3d operating system to navigate, create, explore, share, produce, and be effective in virtual, augmented, and mixed reality applications. A spatial utility model that allows for functions and operability through multiple dimensions of spatial actions and data interactivity for virtual/augmented/mixed reality applications, by way of providing defined spatial protocols, actions, procedures, and relationships for interfacing.

Augmented reality and physical games

augmented reality and physical game techniques are described. In one or more implementations, an indication is received by a computing device of a location of a physical gaming piece of a game.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Digital authentication using augmented reality

An augmented reality (ar) interactive system and method is provided. In one embodiment the systems comprises a user interface configured to receive user input, a processor configured to manage user input data, and a display in processing communication with one another and said user interface via said processor.
Thomson Licensing

Augmented reality product preview

Systems and methods for displaying 3d containers in a computer generated environment are described. A computing device may provide a user with a catalog of objects which may be purchased.
A9.com, Inc.

Augmented reality user health analysis

augmented reality systems and methods for user health analysis. Methods for user health analysis may include collecting data for an initial prediction model and continuing to collect additional data based on one or more data criteria.
Magic Leap, Inc.

Systems and methods for computer assisted operation

An augmented reality method includes selecting an image of an object to be installed; converting the image into a 3d model; capturing a view of an environment and selecting a place to insert the 3d model; overlaying the 3d model with the view of the environment in a mashed-up and aligned manner wherein the 3d model view is displayed contemporaneously and contiguously to form an augmented reality view; and enabling user interaction with the displayed 3d model view to update the 3d model of the environment in the 3d modeling system.. .

Visualization technique for ground-penetrating radar

Ground-penetrating radar (gpr) technology enables the detection of hidden objects that are underground or behind walls or other such surfaces. Embodiments of the present invention provide a realistic visualization of the hidden objects through so-called augmented reality techniques.
Us Radar, Inc.

Augmented reality image analysis methods for the virtual fashion items worn

An image analysis method for virtual wear fashion items worn on the head portion of a person such as hats, earrings, and glasses in augmented reality is provided. The image analysis method includes: step a, receiving a user smart devices; step b, a smart device that can shoot the head portion of the user obtain the video in real time; step c, extracting feature information about the smart devices in the nose, mouth, forehead, ears, by the eye of the user's face from a real-time video; step d, generating the characteristic point based on the feature information for tracking the feature points in accordance with the movement of the head part video; and step e, synthesizing the virtual image of the product to fashion the head portions of the video of the variable so as to correspond to the movement of the feature point..

User guidance system and method, use of an augmented reality device

The present disclosure relates to an augmented reality based user guidance system for multi-step medical procedures, the system comprising an augmented reality device (10, 30) comprising a display unit (14, 34) arranged to present artificial information that can be overlaid on an original scene, a sensor unit (18, 38), a processing unit (22, 42), at least one first marker (142, 144, 146, 148) that can be detected by the augmented reality device (10, 30), wherein the at least one first marker (142, 144, 146, 148) is associated with an object (132, 134, 136, 138) to be used in a defined step of the medical procedure, wherein the medical procedure comprises at least one step that requires a user action, wherein the augmented reality device (10, 30) is arranged to monitor a scene and to detect and track the at least one first marker (142, 144, 146, 148), provide user guidance to execute the medical procedure, detect whether user actions comply with the medical procedure, based on a detected state of the at least one first marker (142, 144, 146, 148), and when the augmented reality device (10, 30) detects an erroneous user action, provide corrective user feedback to the user. The disclosure further relates to a corresponding method and to a use of an augmented reality device (10, 30) in a system for user guidance..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.



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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