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Patexia Research
Patent No. US 11409376
Issue Date Aug 9, 2022
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Patent 11409376 - Multi-sensor device with an accelerometer for enabling user interaction through sound or image > Claims

  • 1. A system comprising: a first remote control device that is configured to be wielded in mid-air and that includes:a first processor;a first orientation sensor;a first wireless communication device; anda first user input element;a second remote control device that is configured to be wielded in mid-air and that includes:a second processor,a second orientation sensor,a second wireless communication device, anda second user input element;a third device that is different from the first and second remote control devices, the third device including:a third processor,a third orientation sensor,a third wireless communication device, anda memory;wherein the first remote control device is configured to detect orientation based on a first output of the first orientation sensor,wherein the second remote control device is configured to detect orientation based on a second output of the second orientation sensor;wherein the third device is configured to detect orientation based on a third output of the third orientation sensor;wherein the third wireless communication device is responsive to a first wireless signal from the first wireless communication device and responsive to a second wireless signal from the second wireless communication device;wherein the third device is coupled to a display;wherein the third processor is configured to control a location of a feature displayed on the display in response to at least one of the first wireless signal and the second wireless signal;wherein the first remote control device is configured to send, via the first wireless communication device, a first identifier of the first device to the third device, the first identifier identifying the first device; andwherein the second remote control device is configured to send, via the second wireless communication device, a second identifier of the second device to the third device, the second identifier identifying the second device.
    • 2. The system of claim 1, wherein the third device includes a first power source and wherein the first power source comprises a battery.
    • 3. The system of claim 1, wherein the first remote control device includes a first user interface and wherein the second remote control device includes a second user interface.
      • 4. The system of claim 3, wherein each of the first and second user interfaces includes buttons.
    • 5. The system of claim 1, wherein the first orientation sensor includes a first accelerometer and a first gyro, the second orientation sensor includes a second accelerometer and a second gyro, and the third orientation sensor includes a third accelerometer.
    • 6. The system of claim 1, further comprising a position sensor configured to sense positions of the first and second remote control devices and to sense position of the third device, wherein the third processor is configured to control a location of the feature based on signals from the position sensor.
      • 7. The system of claim 6, wherein the positions of the first and second remote control devices are relative to the third device.
    • 8. The system of claim 1, further comprising one or more of a microphone, speaker and a camera.
    • 9. The system of claim 1, wherein the display is configured to be head-worn.
  • 10. A head-worn display control system comprising: a control device coupled to a display, the display configured to be head-worn, the control device configured to receive a first signal from a first device and a second signal from a second device, the first device including a first processor, a first sensor, and a first communication device, and the second device including a second processor, a second sensor, and a second communication device;wherein the control device includes:a memory,a third processor,a third sensor, anda third communication device;wherein each of the first and second devices is configured to be wielded in mid-air;wherein the control device is configured to respond to a change in an orientation of the first device and to respond to a change in an orientation of the second device;wherein the control device is configured to control a location of a feature on the display in response to the first signal from the first device; andwherein the first device is configured to send a first identifier to the control device and the second device is configured to send a second identifier to the control device.
    • 11. The system of claim 10, wherein at least one of the first device and the second device includes an infrared device.
  • 12. A system comprising: a first device that includes: a first processor,a first sensor, anda first communication device;a second device, different from the first device, that includes: a second processor,a second sensor, anda second communication device;a third device that is coupled to a display, the third device including: a memory,a third processor,a third sensor, anda third communication device;wherein at least one of the first and second devices is configured to be wielded in mid-air;wherein the third device is configured to respond to a change in an orientation of the first device based on an output of the first sensor and to respond to a change in an orientation of the second device based on an output of the second sensor;wherein the third communication device is responsive to signals from the first and the second communication devices;wherein the third device is configured to control a location of a first feature on the display in response to the signal from the first device;wherein at least one of the first and second devices is configured to send an identifier to the third device via at least one of the first and second communication devices;wherein the third device includes a digital camera;wherein at least one of the first device and the second device includes a sound recording device; andwherein at least one of the first device and the second device includes a pressure sensor.
    • 13. The system of claim 12, wherein the first device is associated with a first processor readable identifier and the second device is associated with a second processor readable identifier.
    • 14. The system of claim 12, further comprising a position sensor that is configured to sense a position of at least one of the first, second and third devices, and wherein the location of the first feature on the display is controlled based on signals from the position sensor.
      • 15. The system of claim 14, wherein the position sensor is configured to sense a position of the first and second devices relative to the third device, wherein the third device is configured to control a location of a second feature on the display in response to the signal from the second device, wherein the location of the first feature on the display is dependent on the position of the first device, and wherein the location of the second feature on the display is dependent on the position of the second device.
  • 16. A system comprising: a first device that includes: a first processor,a first sensor, anda first communication device;a second device, different from the first device, that includes: a second processor,a second sensor, anda second communication device;a third device that is coupled to a display, the third device including: a memory,a third processor,a third sensor, anda third communication device;wherein each of the first and second devices is configured to be wielded in mid-air;wherein the third communication device is responsive to signals from the first and the second communication devices;wherein the third device is configured to control a location of a first feature on the display in response to the signal from the first device; andwherein the first device is configured to send a first identifier to the third device and the second device is configured to send a second identifier to the third device.
    • 17. The system of claim 16, wherein the display is configured to be head worn.
    • 18. The system of claim 16, wherein the third device is configured to respond to a change in an orientation of the first device based on the first signal.
    • 19. The system of claim 16, wherein at least one of the first device, the second device, and the third device includes a distance measurement component.
      • 20. The system of claim 19, wherein the distance measurement component is a digital camera.
    • 21. The system of claim 16, wherein at least one of the first device, the second device, and the third device includes an image sensor.
    • 22. The system of claim 16, wherein the system includes a speaker.
    • 23. The system of claim 16, wherein at least one of the first device and the second device includes a sound recording device.
    • 24. The system of claim 16, wherein at least one of the first device and the second device includes a pressure sensor.
    • 25. The system of claim 16, wherein the first identifier comprises a first unique processor readable identifier and the second identifier comprises a second unique processor readable identifier.
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