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Display screen with animated graphical user interface
1 Dec 20
Debashish Paul
Filed: 17 Sep 18
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Utility
Depth camera assembly using fringe interferometery via multiple wavelengths
1 Dec 20
A depth camera assembly (DCA) determines distances between the DCA and objects in a local area within a field of view of the DCA.
Michael Hall, Qing Chao
Filed: 11 Dec 18
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Utility
Two-index selectively coated Fresnel
1 Dec 20
An optical structure includes a first refractive layer, a Fresnel surface, a dichroic reflective coating, a third refractive layer, and a replica layer.
Qi Zhang, Robin Sharma, Andrew John Ouderkirk
Filed: 31 Jul 18
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Utility
Wavefront sensing with ellipsoidal lensing structure
1 Dec 20
An eye is illuminated with infrared illumination light.
Robin Sharma, Andrew John Ouderkirk
Filed: 7 Jun 19
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Utility
Near-eye display (NED) system and method using flexible reflector
1 Dec 20
A device and method are provided.
Wai Sze Tiffany Lam, Ying Geng, Scott McEldowney
Filed: 24 Aug 18
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Utility
Multifocal system using adaptive lenses
1 Dec 20
A multifocal system and a method thereof are provided.
Oleg Yaroshchuk, Junren Wang, Lu Lu
Filed: 1 Feb 19
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Utility
Power loss siren
1 Dec 20
In an embodiment, a power management system includes a detection unit configured to detect a power interruption to a power supply.
Sarah E. Hanna, Shlomo Priymak, Aaron Jacob Miller, Zhefu Jiang, Greg Epstein, Manish Modi
Filed: 26 Sep 18
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Utility
Eye tracking combiner having multiple perspectives
1 Dec 20
Techniques for eye-tracking in a near-eye display system are disclosed.
Andrew John Ouderkirk, Robert Dale Cavin, Alexander Jobe Fix, Ying Geng, Elias Daniel Guestrin, Karol Constantine Hatzilias, Robin Sharma, Yusufu Njoni Bamaxam Sulai
Filed: 2 Nov 18
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Utility
Gaze-based virtual content control
1 Dec 20
Systems and methods for enabling gaze-based virtual content control may include (1) displaying an artificial scene with one or more virtual elements to a user wearing a head-mounted display system, (2) identifying the user's eye gaze based on gazing data collected by one or more sensors in the head-mounted display system, (3) determining that the user's eye gaze is focused on a specific virtual element, and (4) in response to determining that the user's eye gaze is focused on the specific virtual element, increasing the specific virtual element's visibility to the user.
Andre Golard, Bo Asp Andersen, Immo Andreas Schuetz, Karol Constantine Hatzilias, Kelly Ingham, Martin Henrik Tall, Neeraj Choubey, Sharvil Shailesh Talati, Robert Dale Cavin, Thomas Scott Murdison
Filed: 22 Feb 19
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Utility
Infrared light suppression in eye-tracking imaging
1 Dec 20
A near-eye optical element, according to aspects herein, includes an illumination layer, an optical combiner layer, and an infrared absorber layer.
Karol Constantine Hatzilias, Alexander Randon Cope, Qi Zhang
Filed: 11 Sep 19
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Utility
Systems and methods for strain relief in a wearable apparatus
1 Dec 20
The disclosed apparatus may include (1) a deformable material that is dimensioned to conform to a body part of a user and configured to stretch in at least one direction, (2) a transducer coupled to the deformable material, (3) a conduit that extends along the deformable material in the at least one direction and that couples the transducer to a control system, and (4) stitching in the deformable material that restricts the deformable material from stretching farther than the conduit is configured to extend.
Brian Cox, Genevieve Walker
Filed: 25 Jan 19
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Utility
Tactile simulation of initial contact with virtual objects
1 Dec 20
The disclosed computer-implemented method may include (1) presenting, using a vibrotactile stimulator and a visual display, an artificial environment to a user, (2) determining whether a virtual contact is being initiated between a virtual object in the artificial environment and a surface location of the user served by the vibrotactile stimulator, and (3) actuating, in response to determining that a virtual contact is being initiated between the virtual object and the surface location, the vibrotactile stimulator to generate a vibrotactile signal to simulate initiation of the virtual contact at the surface location, where (a) the vibrotactile signal includes a magnitude-varying signal, and (b) at least one parameter of the magnitude-varying signal is based on a simulated rigidity of the virtual object as presented by the visual display.
Serena Bochereau, Jonathan Browder, Femke van Beek, Raymond King
Filed: 25 Mar 19
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Utility
Artificial reality systems with detachable personal assistant for gating user interface elements
1 Dec 20
An artificial reality system is described that renders, presents, and controls user interface elements within an artificial reality environment, and performs actions in response to one or more detected gestures of the user.
Jonathan Ravasz, Jasper Stevens, Adam Tibor Varga, Etienne Pinchon, Simon Charles Tickner, Jennifer Lynn Spurlock, Kyle Eric Sorge-Toomey, Robert Ellis, Barrett Fox
Filed: 7 Jun 19
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Utility
Generating social media communications based on low-data messages
1 Dec 20
The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for enabling a user to manage a social media account via low-data messages.
John Samuel Barnett
Filed: 3 Aug 17
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Utility
Contextual auto-completion for assistant systems
1 Dec 20
In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a user input including a partial request from a client system of a first user, analyzing the user input to generate one or more candidate hypotheses based on a personalized language model where each of the candidate hypotheses includes one or more of an intent-suggestion or a slot-suggestion, sending instructions for presenting one or more suggested auto-completions corresponding to one or more of the candidate hypotheses, respectively, to the client system, where each suggested auto-completion comprises the partial request and the corresponding candidate hypothesis, receiving an indication of a selection by the first user of a first suggested auto-completion of the suggested auto-completions from the client system, and executing one or more tasks based on the first suggested auto-completion selected by the first user via one or more agents.
Jiedan Zhu, Fuchun Peng, Benoit F. Dumoulin, Xiaohu Liu, Rajen Subba, Mohsen Agsen, Michael Robert Hanson
Filed: 2 Oct 18
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Utility
Identification of real-best-pages on online social networks
1 Dec 20
In one embodiment, an online social network accesses a place-entity cluster comprising a number of place-entity nodes corresponding to a particular place-entity having a geographic location.
Justin Moore, Marian Gelu Olteanu, Myle Arif Ott, Long Chen, Ivan Medvedev
Filed: 24 Jun 16
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Utility
Computing a ranked feature list for content distribution in a first categorization stage and second ranking stage via machine learning
1 Dec 20
An online system identifies seed users with a high value score to a third party system.
Gianluca Iannaccone
Filed: 14 Jul 17
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Utility
Managing distribution of content items including URLs to external websites
1 Dec 20
An online system determines a quality of content provided by third party systems for distribution to users.
Jiun-Ren Lin, Daniel Olmedilla de la Calle, Emanuel Alexandre Strauss
Filed: 26 Dec 17
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Utility
Evaluation of content items against policies regulating content presentation by an online system using machine learning
1 Dec 20
An online system uses a model to detect violations of policies enforced by the online system for content uploaded to the online system by users for viewing by other users.
Enming Luo, Emanuel Alexandre Strauss
Filed: 11 Apr 19
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Utility
Memorization model for context violations
1 Dec 20
For various content campaigns (or content), an online system predicts a likelihood score of context violations (e.g., account term violations) of a content campaign.
Yang Mu, Emanuel Alexandre Strauss, Daniel Olmedilla de la Calle
Filed: 30 May 17