US 11,659,043 B1
Systems and methods for predictively downloading volumetric data
Colleen Kelly Henry, Oakland, CA (US)
Assigned to Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC, Menlo Park, CA (US)
Filed by META PLATFORMS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, Menlo Park, CA (US)
Filed on Jan. 27, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/586,734.
Int. Cl. G06F 15/16 (2006.01); H04L 67/131 (2022.01); G06T 19/00 (2011.01); G06F 3/01 (2006.01)
CPC H04L 67/131 (2022.05) [G06F 3/013 (2013.01); G06T 19/006 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
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1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
identifying an augmented reality device that:
downloads volumetric data files representing pre-rendered three-dimensional segments of physical space within an augmented reality environment; and
displays the augmented reality environment for viewing by a user;
determining, based at least in part on a position of the user within the augmented reality environment, an expected physical space within the augmented reality environment that the user is predicted to view via the augmented reality device; and
preemptively downloading, to the augmented reality device, a volumetric data file representing a pre-rendered three-dimensional segment of the expected physical space.