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Use your iPhone/iPad as a movable window amid 360º experiences. Teleport into scenic spots, landmarks, events, hotels and more. License the Sphere SDK to enable the integration of our record, view and share spherical photography technology in your apps and websites. Info: support@theSphere.com

 

Intellectual Property Portfolio

Intellectual Property Portfolio

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Registered Trademark
"Sphere" Standard Character Mark

Software to enable uploading, posting, showing, displaying, tagging and sharing digital visual content over the Internet or other communications networks.

02/11/14: Registration # 4,480,460

International Class 9

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Tracking & Mapping Methods
for Panoramic Photo Creation

Systems and Methods for Tracking Camera Orientation and Mapping Frames onto a Panoramic Canvas

03/15/13: Non–Provisional App # 13/843,387

Inventors: Balazs Vagvolgyi, Charles Armstrong, Alex Gorstan, Kate Rohacz, and Ram Khalsa

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Collecting User Data
within Virtual Tours

Systems and Methods for Collecting User Data Within Panoramic Environments

08/30/13: U.S. Provisional App # 61/872,614

Inventor: Alex Gorstan

 
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Methods for Easier & More Accurate
Panorama Creation

Systems and Methods for Positioning the Capture of Panoramic Images

04/02/13: U.S. Provisional App # 61/807,325
04/01/14: Non-Provisional App # 14/242,733

Inventors: Charles Armstrong, Ram Khalsa

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Sharing Panoramic Content
from 3D–based Media

Systems and Methods for Generating and Sharing Panoramic Moments

02/19/13: Non-Provisional App # 13/770,951

Inventor: Charles Armstrong

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Motion Control
Error Handling
Algorithms for Virtual Tours

Systems and Methods for Acceleration-Based Motion Control of Virtual Tour Applications

01/06/12: U.S. Provisional App # 61/584,183
01/04/13: Non-Provisional App # 
13/733,908
01/05/13: PCT App # PCT/US13/20427

Inventors: Charles Armstrong, Brian Foshee

 
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Tracking & Mapping Methods
for Panoramic Video Creation

Systems and Methods for Compiling and Storing Video with Static Panoramic Background

01/17/13: U.S. Provisional App # 61/753,887
01/16/14: Non-Provisional App # 14/157,490

Inventors: Charles Armstrong, Ram Khalsa, Kate Rohacz, and Alex Gorstan

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Tracking & Mapping Video
Overtop Static Panoramas

Systems and Methods for Displaying Panoramic Videos with Auto-Tracking

01/17/13: U.S. Provisional App # 61/753,893
01/16/14: Non-Provisional App # 14/157,490

Inventors: Charles Armstrong, Ram Khalsa, Alex Gorstan, Kate Rohacz, and Kang Lim

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Automatic Transitions
from User–defined Angles to Global Viewing Angles

Systems and Methods for Re-Orientation of Panoramic Images in an Immersive Viewing Environment

03/15/13: U.S. CIP Application # 13/837,395

Inventor: Charles Armstrong

 
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Dynamic Thumbnails
for Panoramas & Virtual Tours

Systems and Methods for Displaying Dynamic Thumbnails of Panoramic and Virtual Tour Content

09/23/13: U.S. Provisional App # 61/881,403

Inventor: Alex Gorstan

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Streamed Recording & Viewing
of Panoramic Content

Systems and Methods for Sharing Panoramic Content with Guests

07/12/13: U.S. Provisional App # 61/860,899

Inventor: Charles Armstrong

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Tracking Objects
within Panoramic Video

Systems and Methods for Processing and Displaying Panoramic Video Content

07/12/13: U.S. Provisional App # 61/860,897

Inventor: Alex Gorstan

 
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Motion Control Methods
for Virtual Tours (Hands & Limbs)

Systems and Methods Using Motion Control to Navigate Panoramas and Virtual Tours

09/22/12: U.S. Provisional App # 61/704,487
07/02/13: Non–Provisional App # 13/934,059
07/03/13: PCT App # PCT/US13/49390

Inventors: Charles Armstrong, Alex Gorstan and Kang Lim

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Dynamic Contextual Data
within Virtual Tours

Systems and Methods for Selecting and Displaying Supplemental Panoramic Data

05/01/12: U.S. Provisional App # 61/704,486
01/23/13: Non-Provisional App # 13/748,491
04/30/13: PCT App # PCT/US13/23016

Inventors: Charles Armstrong, Alex Gorstan

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Motion Control Methods
for Virtual Tours (Head & Body)

Systems and Methods for Tracking User Postures to Control Display of Panoramas

07/03/12: U.S. Provisional App # 61/667,899
07/02/13: Non–Provisional App # 13/934,059
07/03/13: PCT App # PCT/US13/49390

Inventors: Charles Armstrong, Alex Gorstan

 
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Interpreting Depth
from Single Lenses w/out Parallax

Systems and Methods for Capture and Display of Flex-Focus Panoramas

07/03/12: U.S. Provisional App # 61/667,893
03/12/13: Non-Provisional App # 13/798,048
07/02/13: PCT App # PCT/US13/49173

Inventors: Charles Armstrong, Alex Gorstan

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Server–aided Stitching
from Mobile Devices; MMS Sharing

Systems and Methods for Stitching and Sharing Panoramas

05/01/12: U.S. Provisional App # 61/641,144
03/12/13: Non-Provisional App # 13/797,978
04/30/13: PCT App # PCT/US2013/038940

Inventors: Charles Armstrong, Alex Gorstan and Kang Lim

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Tile–based Streaming
of Panoramic Video

Systems and Methods for Panoramic Video Streaming of  Virtual Tours

01/25/12: U.S. Provisional App # 61/590,682
01/24/13: Non-Provisional App # 13/748,482

Inventor: Charles Armstrong

 
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A Marketplace for Ads
within Virtual Tours

Systems and Methods for Monetizing Advertisement Locations within Virtual Tour Applications

01/25/12: U.S. Provisional App # 61/590,677
01/23/13: Non-Provisional App # 
13/748,467
01/24/13: PCT App # PCT/US13/23016

Inventor: Charles Armstrong

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Expanded Interfaces
using Motion Control & Tracking

Systems and Methods for Managing and Controlling Viewing Perspectives on a Display Screen for a User

12/17/13: U.S. Provisional App # 61/917,287

Inventors: Charles Armstrong, Alex Gorstan

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Motion Control Algorithms
for Virtual Tours

Systems and Methods for Reliable Motion Control of Virtual Tour Applications

01/06/12: U.S. Provisional App # 61/584,171
01/04/13: Non-Provisional App # 
13/733,906

Inventors: Kyle Reed, Charles Armstrong, and Brian Foshee