US 11,657,564 B2
Methods and apparatus to transition between 2D and 3D renderings of augmented reality content
Pete Denman, Portland, OR (US); John Sherry, Portland, OR (US); Glen J. Anderson, Beaverton, OR (US); Benjamin Bair, Hillsboro, OR (US); Rebecca Chierichetti, Brookings, OR (US); Ankur Agrawal, Portland, OR (US); and Meng Shi, Hillsboro, OR (US)
Assigned to INTEL CORPORATION, Santa Clara, CA (US)
Filed by Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA (US)
Filed on Jul. 29, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/877,556.
Application 17/877,556 is a continuation of application No. 17/162,762, filed on Jan. 29, 2021, granted, now 11,403,808.
Application 17/162,762 is a continuation of application No. 16/263,530, filed on Jan. 31, 2019, granted, now 10,909,751, issued on Feb. 2, 2021.
Prior Publication US 2022/0366643 A1, Nov. 17, 2022
Int. Cl. G06T 15/20 (2011.01); G06T 19/00 (2011.01); G06T 19/20 (2011.01); G06F 3/04815 (2022.01); G06T 15/40 (2011.01)
CPC G06T 15/205 (2013.01) [G06F 3/04815 (2013.01); G06T 15/40 (2013.01); G06T 19/006 (2013.01); G06T 19/20 (2013.01)] 21 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system comprising:
memory;
programmable circuitry; and
instructions to cause the programmable circuitry to:
cause projection of an augmented reality (AR) object onto a first surface in a real-world environment during a first period of time and onto a second surface in the real-world environment during a second period of time;
cause the AR object to appear to move with variable depth relative to the first surface based on a first input from a user during the first period of time;
cause the AR object to appear to move at a fixed depth relative to the second surface based on a second input from the user during the second period of time, the fixed depth corresponding to the second surface;
cause the AR object to appear to transition from the first surface to the second surface based on a third input from the user when an apparent depth of the AR object relative to the first surface is within a threshold of the fixed depth corresponding to the second surface; and
prevent the AR object from appearing to transition from the first surface to the second surface when the apparent depth is not within the threshold of the fixed depth.