Multi-view display cueing, prompting, and previewing

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  • Publication Date:
    April 07, 2020
  • Additional Information
    • Patent Number:
      10613,699
    • Appl. No:
      15/179781
    • Application Filed:
      June 10, 2016
    • Abstract:
      Systems and methods are described for displaying on a viewing surface of a multi-view display targeted instructional content to a first viewer in a viewing space such that other viewers in other locations of the viewing space are unable to observe the instructional content. The multi-view display is configured to provide differentiated content to viewers located in different positions around the display. In some embodiments, the viewing surface is located in a venue such as a theater, the first viewer is a speaker located on a stage in the venue, and the instructional content is text from a speech or performance to be presented by the speaker.
    • Inventors:
      Misapplied Sciences, Inc. (Redmond, WA, US)
    • Assignees:
      MISAPPLIED SCIENCES, INC. (Redmond, WA, US)
    • Claim:
      1. A method of displaying targeted instructions, the method comprising: operating an electronic multi-view display having a viewing surface configured to simultaneously display different content based on a viewer's position relative to the viewing surface, wherein the viewing surface is visible to viewers positioned in a viewing space and comprises a plurality of projection elements, the operating comprising: simultaneously projecting from each projection element a plurality of different color or intensity light, each different color or intensity light being projected in a respective one of a plurality of different directions such that at a given instant, a first projection element of the plurality of projection elements simultaneously projects a first color or intensity light in a first direction and a second color or intensity light in a second direction, wherein the first color or intensity light is different than the second color or intensity light and the first direction is different than the second direction; and displaying on the viewing surface first instructional content selectively targeted and visible to a first viewer positioned in a first viewing zone of the viewing space; wherein the first instructional content visible to the first viewer is displayed such that the first instructional content visible to the first viewer is not visible to a second viewer observing the viewing surface from a second viewing zone of the viewing space.
    • Claim:
      2. The method of claim 1 , wherein: the displaying first instructional content on the viewing surface comprises displaying text to be spoken by the first viewer.
    • Claim:
      3. The method of claim 1 , wherein: the displaying first instructional content on the viewing surface comprises displaying instructions for action to be performed by the first viewer.
    • Claim:
      4. The method of claim 1 , wherein: the displaying first instructional content on the viewing surface comprises displaying an image to be viewed by the first viewer.
    • Claim:
      5. The method of claim 1 , wherein: the displaying first instructional content on the viewing surface selectively targeted and visible to the first viewer comprises one or more of: displaying a preview of an image captured by an image capture device; displaying a graphical depiction of an action to be taken by the first viewer; displaying a graphical positioning cue of a movement or location for the first viewer; displaying one or more lights to cue the first viewer for an activity; or displaying content at a predefined rate or pattern.
    • Claim:
      6. The method of claim 1 , further comprising: displaying on the viewing surface second instructional content visible to the second viewer positioned in the second viewing zone simultaneously with displaying on the viewing surface first instructional content visible to the first viewer while positioned in the first viewing zone.
    • Claim:
      7. The method of claim 6 , wherein the displaying on the viewing surface second instructional content visible to the second viewer comprises displaying interactive content to the second viewer, the interactive content relating to one or more of: a first performance by the first viewer; a second performance by the second viewer; a cue to the second viewer to take an action; a depiction of a performance action to be taken by the second viewer; a question; a challenge; or a puzzle.
    • Claim:
      8. The method of claim 1 , wherein: the displaying on the viewing surface first instructional content selectively targeted and visible to the first viewer positioned in the first viewing zone of the viewing space comprises displaying interactive content to a first audience member, the interactive content relating to one or more of: a question for the first audience member; a challenge for the first audience member; or a puzzle to be solved by the first audience member; and the method further comprising detecting a response from the first viewer to the interactive content.
    • Claim:
      9. The method of claim 1 , further comprising: determining a first location of the first viewer; detecting movement by the first viewer to a third viewing zone different than the first viewing zone; and displaying on the viewing surface third instructional content visible to the first viewer while positioned in the third viewing zone; wherein the third instructional content is displayed to the first viewer while positioned in the third viewing zone such that the third instructional content is not visible to viewers observing the viewing surface from the second viewing zone.
    • Claim:
      10. The method of claim 9 , further comprising: determining a second location of the second viewer in a fourth viewing zone; detecting movement by the second viewer to a fifth viewing zone different than the fourth viewing zone; and displaying on the viewing surface fourth instructional content visible to the second viewer while positioned in the fourth viewing zone simultaneously with displaying on the viewing surface third instructional content visible to the first viewer while positioned in the third viewing zone.
    • Claim:
      11. The method of claim 9 , wherein: the determining the first location of the first viewer comprises identifying the first viewer in a first image of the first viewing zone captured by a camera; and the detecting movement by the first viewer to the third viewing zone comprises identifying the first viewer in a second image of the third viewing zone captured by the camera.
    • Claim:
      12. The method of claim 1 , further comprising: capturing an image of the second viewer in the second viewing zone; and displaying on the viewing surface a preview of the image captured of the second viewer, the preview being visible to viewers in the first viewing zone but not viewers in the second viewing zone.
    • Claim:
      13. The method of claim 1 , further comprising: displaying on the viewing surface information about the second viewer in the second viewing zone, the information about the second viewer being visible to viewers in the first viewing zone but not viewers in the second viewing zone.
    • Claim:
      14. The method of claim 13 , further comprising: receiving information about the second viewer, the information comprising one or more of the second viewer's name, age, grade, or a request.
    • Claim:
      15. The method of claim 1 , further comprising: displaying on the viewing surface interaction information, the interaction information being visible to the first viewer in the first viewing zone but not the second viewer in the second viewing zone; and displaying on the viewing surface content visible to the second viewer in the second viewing zone; wherein the interaction information relates to one or more of: a transaction between the first viewer and the second viewer; information to be gathered by the first viewer about the second viewer; confidential or sensitive information about the second viewer; a sales transaction between the first viewer and the second viewer; a check-in process between a staff member and a guest; medical information about the second viewer to be viewed by a medical professional first viewer.
    • Claim:
      16. The method of claim 1 , further comprising: capturing a first image of the first viewer engaging in an activity; capturing a second image of the second viewer engaging in the activity; displaying on the viewing surface the first image visible to viewers in the first viewing zone but not viewers in the second viewing zone; and displaying on the viewing surface the second image visible to viewers in the second viewing zone but not viewers in the first viewing zone.
    • Claim:
      17. The method of claim 1 , wherein: the first viewing zone and the second viewing zone are associated with respective locations on a performance area; and the first instructional content is displayed on the viewing surface such that the first instructional content is not visible to the second viewer observing the viewing surface from the second viewing zone and a third viewing zone associated with a first location in a spectator area.
    • Claim:
      18. The method of claim 1 , further comprising: receiving information from one or more viewers in the second viewing zone; and displaying on the viewing surface the information such that the information is not visible to viewers observing the viewing surface from the second viewing zone.
    • Claim:
      19. The method of claim 1 , further comprising: receiving information from a sensor in the second viewing zone or from a second computing device over a network; and displaying on the viewing surface the first instructional content relating to the information from the sensor or from the second computing device such that the first instructional content is not visible to viewers observing the viewing surface from the second viewing zone.
    • Claim:
      20. The method of claim 1 , wherein: the displaying on the viewing surface first instructional content selectively targeted and visible to the first viewer positioned in the first viewing zone of the viewing space comprises displaying a graphical positioning cue of a movement or location for the first viewer.
    • Claim:
      21. A computing system for displaying targeted instructions, comprising: a processor; and a non-transitory computer-readable memory storing computer-executable instructions which when executed cause the processor to perform a method comprising: operating an electronic multi-view display having a viewing surface configured to simultaneously display different content based on a viewer's position relative to the viewing surface, wherein the viewing surface is visible to viewers positioned in a viewing space and comprises a plurality of projection elements, the operating comprising: simultaneously projecting from each projection element a plurality of different color or intensity light, each different color or intensity light being projected in a respective one of a plurality of different directions such that at a given instant, a first projection element of the plurality of projection elements simultaneously projects a first color or intensity light in a first direction and a second color or intensity light in a second direction, wherein the first color or intensity light is different than the second color or intensity light and the first direction is different than the second direction; and displaying on the viewing surface first instructional content visible to a first viewer positioned in a first viewing zone of the viewing space, the first instructional content comprising one or more of: text to be spoken by the first viewer, instructions for action by the first viewer, or an image to be viewed by the first viewer; wherein the first instructional content is displayed such that the first instructional content is not visible to viewers observing the viewing surface from a second viewing zone of the viewing space.
    • Claim:
      22. The computing system of claim 21 , wherein the computer-executable instructions when executed cause the processor to: display first instructional content on the viewing surface by displaying text to be spoken by the first viewer.
    • Claim:
      23. The computing system of claim 21 , wherein the computer-executable instructions when executed cause the processor to: display first instructional content on the viewing surface by displaying instructions for action to be performed by the first viewer.
    • Claim:
      24. The computing system of claim 21 , wherein the computer-executable instructions when executed cause the processor to: display first instructional content on the viewing surface by displaying a preview image to be viewed by the first viewer.
    • Claim:
      25. The computing system of claim 21 , wherein the computer-executable instructions when executed cause the processor to perform the method further comprising: determining a first location of the first viewer; detecting movement by the first viewer to a third viewing zone different than the first viewing zone; and displaying on the viewing surface third instructional content visible to the first viewer while positioned in the third viewing zone; wherein the third instructional content is displayed to the first viewer while positioned in the third viewing zone such that the third instructional content is not visible to viewers observing the viewing surface from the second viewing zone.
    • Claim:
      26. The computing system of claim 25 , wherein the computer-executable instructions when executed cause the processor to: determine the first location of the first viewer by identifying the first viewer in a first image of the first viewing zone captured by a camera; and detect movement by the first viewer to the third viewing zone by identifying the first viewer in a second image of the third viewing zone captured by the camera.
    • Claim:
      27. The computing system of claim 21 , wherein the computer-executable instructions when executed cause the processor to perform the method further comprising: capturing an image of a second viewer in the second viewing zone; and displaying on the viewing surface a preview of the image captured of the second viewer, the preview being visible to viewers in the first viewing zone but not viewers in the second viewing zone.
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      7462104 December 2008 Di Cesare
      2005/0093986 May 2005 Shinohara
      2009/0109126 April 2009 Stevenson
      2015/0092026 April 2015 Baik
      2015/0279321 October 2015 Falconer
      2016/0219268 July 2016 Strom
    • Assistant Examiner:
      Chen, K C
    • Primary Examiner:
      To, Jennifer N
    • Attorney, Agent or Firm:
      K&L Gates LLP
    • Accession Number:
      edspgr.10613699