Patents Assigned to Kopin Corporation
  • Patent number: 9841603
    Abstract: An electronic eyewear viewing device including a display module having a microdisplay for viewing images. The microdisplay can have an exit window aligned along a first lateral axis L1. The display module can have a pivot joint along a second lateral axis L2 parallel to and spaced apart from the first lateral axis L1. The display module can be rotatable about the pivot joint. A lateral position adjustment screw can be mounted and rotatably secured to the display module for laterally adjusting position of the display module. A rotational position adjustment screw can be mounted along a transverse axis that is transverse to the second lateral axis L2 and rotatably secured to the display module at a location offset from the second lateral axis L2 for adjusting rotational position of the display module about the pivot joint along the second lateral axis L2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Declan Halpin, Lee A. Kuczewski, Ernesto Carlos Martinez Villalpando
  • Patent number: 9830909
    Abstract: A speech recognition method and system enables user-configurable speech commands. For a given speech command, the speech recognition engine provides a mechanism for the end-user to select speech command terms to use in substitution for the given speech command. The speech recognition engine, or module thereof, forms a replacement command for the given speech command from the user-selected speech command terms. The speech recognition engine thereafter is synonymously responsive to user utterance of the replacement command as though the user issued/voiced the associated counterpart given speech command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher Parkinson
  • Patent number: 9817232
    Abstract: To assist with hands-free computing, the Head Mounted Display or Headset Computer utilizes a series of user configurable Home Pages that contain the shortcuts and widgets the user wants and one or more head movements. This allows the user to design a user interface environment which gives desired information, in the desired order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Craig Lindley, James Woodall, David Niland, Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Christopher Parkinson, Stephen A. Pombo
  • Patent number: 9810925
    Abstract: Example embodiments include a method of reducing noise include forming a main signal and one or more reference signals at a beam-former based on at least two received audio signals, detecting voice activity at a voice activity detector, where the voice activity detector receives the main and reference signals and outputting a desired voice activity signal, adaptively cancelling noise at an adaptive noise canceller, where the adaptive noise canceller receives the main, reference, and desired voice activity signals and outputs an adaptive noise cancellation signal, and reducing noise at a noise reducer receiving the desired voice activity and adaptive noise cancellation signals and outputting a desired speech signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventor: Dashen Fan
  • Patent number: 9792927
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are described to identify desired audio. A first input of an apparatus is configured to receive a main signal. A second input of the apparatus is configured to receive a reference signal. A normalizer is configured to normalize a compressed main signal by a compressed reference signal to create a normalized main signal. A single channel normalized voice threshold comparator is configured to receive as an input the normalized main signal and to output a desired voice activity detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: KOPIN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Dashen Fan
  • Patent number: 9753287
    Abstract: A wearable electronic display that includes an eyewear frame having a first side frame portion. A display module with a micro-display for generating images can be mounted to the first side frame portion. The display module can have an elongate portion with an image exit window positioned for directing viewable images to a user's eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Kenny W. Y. Chow, Kenneth A. Kokinakis, John C. C. Fan
  • Patent number: 9753311
    Abstract: An eyewear device includes a noise cancelling microphone array, and corresponding method for the same. The eyewear device and its method of use facilitates human-machine interaction using speech recognition by reducing unwanted noise that corrupts the desired speech and thereby reduces errors in speech. The eyewear device includes an eyeglasses frame, an array of microphones coupled to the eyeglasses frame, the array of microphones including at least a first microphone and a second microphone, the first microphone coupled to the eyeglasses frame about a temple region, the temple region can be located approximately between a top corner of a lens opening and a support arm, and providing a first audio channel output, and the second microphone coupled to the eyeglasses frame about an inner edge of the lens opening, and providing a second audio channel output. Embodiments can further include a third and fourth omni-directional microphone, providing a third and fourth audio channel, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventor: Dashen Fan
  • Patent number: 9740239
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a head worn computer comprising a housing, wherein the housing includes at least one spring applying inward force to a user's head, a plurality of regions, the regions being able to be flexible regions or stiff regions, and two end regions, configured to wrap around a portion of the user's head, such that the two end regions are located at the front of the user's head, and each of the two end regions are on opposite sides of the user's head. In another embodiment, a method of configuring a head worn computer to a user, using the above mentioned head worn computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen A. Pombo, Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Temujin W. Kuechle, Raphael Hebert, David Diepersloot
  • Patent number: 9733482
    Abstract: A wearable display apparatus includes a display for providing viewable images. A display support assembly can support the display. The display support assembly can be self centering and telescoping for adjusting the position of the display for viewing by a user. The display support assembly can include right side and left side arm members spaced apart from each other, and a flexibly resilient support member to which the display is mounted between the arm members. The support member can be telescopically mounted to the arm members. The support member can have flexibly resilient right and left side portions secured to the display. Each side portion can be slidably mounted to a respective arm member for telescoping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Adrian Mark Thomas West, Zachary Jarrod Traina, Junggeun Tak, Thomas Gerard Parent
  • Publication number: 20170227772
    Abstract: An attachable image display device includes a light guiding prism that guides image light from a display element, and an eyepiece that emits the image light guided by the light guiding prism, wherein the light guiding prism includes an outer peripheral surface, and a reflection surface off which the image light is reflected to the eyepiece; and a portion of or the entirety of an intersection line of the outer peripheral surface and a plane including an optical axis of the image light before the image light is reflected off the reflection surface has a negative inclination angle to the optical axis in a direction downstream of the light path, and a tangential inclination angle of the portion of or the entirety of the intersection line becomes gradually larger from an upstream side to a downstream side of the light path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Tomine, Yoichi Iba
  • Patent number: 9696566
    Abstract: A wearable electronic display that includes an eyewear frame having a first side frame portion. A display module with a micro-display for generating images can be mounted to the first side frame portion. The display module can have an elongate portion with an image exit window positioned for directing viewable images to a user's eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Kenney W. Y. Chow, Kenneth A. Kokinakis, John C. C. Fan, Declan Halpin, Lee A. Kuczewski, Ernesto Carlos Martinez Villalpando
  • Publication number: 20170176754
    Abstract: An ocular optical system includes a light guiding prism that guides image light from a display element and an emission portion that emits the image light guided by the light guiding prism. The light guiding prism includes a plurality of sides arranged to surround a light path of the image light, and a reflection surface off which the image light is reflected to the emission portion. The plurality of sides include a first side that is arranged on an opposite side of a first plane including first and second optical axes and that is situated between the emission portion and the reflection surface, wherein the first optical axis is a portion of the image light before the image light is reflected off the reflection surface, and the second optical axis is a portion of the image light after the image light is reflected off the reflection surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: KOPIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Tomine, Yoichi Iba
  • Patent number: 9679540
    Abstract: A method of writing image data to a pixel array includes decoding an address and activating, based on the decoded address, two or more row selection signals. The address may be a ternary address having at least one trit. The method further includes providing the two or more row selection signals to the pixel array to select two or more rows of the pixel array, the activation of which writes the image data to pixels in the two or more rows of the pixel array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: KOPIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pin Anupongongarch, Frederick P. Herrmann
  • Patent number: 9640181
    Abstract: A speech processing engine of an HSC device transcribes user utterance input and displays resulting text on a microdisplay. The speech processing engine further provides to the user text editing functions and auto suggestions. The user interface utilizes head gesture control and natural language for text editing. Standard language dictionaries, user's dictionary and user's address book contacts data are utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Parkinson, Shai Leib
  • Patent number: 9640178
    Abstract: A speech recognition method and system enables user-configurable speech commands. For a given speech command, the speech recognition engine provides a mechanism for the end-user to select speech command terms to use in substitution for the given speech command. The speech recognition engine, or module thereof, forms a replacement command for the given speech command from the user-selected speech command terms. The speech recognition engine thereafter is synonymously responsive to user utterance of the replacement command as though the user issued/voiced the associated counterpart given speech command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher Parkinson
  • Patent number: 9640199
    Abstract: A headset computer device provides user voice indication of location of the device. The user may implicitly or explicitly present by voice input his and hence the HSC device location. A voice driven location module is coupled to the voice recognition engine, a map database and GPS of the HSC device. Based on user voiced indications of 3D space location, the voice driven location module determines device location and resets 3D space location accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: KOPIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher Parkinson, Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Shai Leib
  • Patent number: 9633670
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described to reduce undesired audio. An adaptive noise cancellation unit receives a main signal and a reference signal. The main signal has a main signal-to-noise ratio; the reference signal has a reference signal-to-noise ratio. The reference signal-to-noise ratio is less than the main signal-to-noise-ratio. The adaptive noise cancellation unit reduces undesired audio from the main signal. An output signal from the adaptive noise cancellation unit is input to a single channel noise cancellation unit. The single channel noise cancellation unit further reduces undesired audio from the output signal to provide mostly desired audio. A filter control creates a control signal from the main signal and the reference signal to control filtering in the adaptive noise cancellation unit and to control filtering in the single channel noise cancellation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: KOPIN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Dashen Fan
  • Publication number: 20170110142
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described to increase a signal-to-noise ratio difference between a main channel and reference channel. The increased signal-to-noise ratio difference is accomplished with an adaptive threshold for a desired voice activity detector (DVAD) and shaping filters. The DVAD includes averaging an output signal of a reference microphone channel to provide an estimated average background noise level. A threshold value is selected from a plurality of threshold values based on the estimated average background noise level. The threshold value is used to detect desired voice activity on a main microphone channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: KOPIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dashen Fan, Xi Chen, Hua Bao
  • Patent number: 9618783
    Abstract: An improved Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) heating system is provided. Resistor meshes, in particular VCOM resistor heating meshes, in the pixel array improve capacity of the display heater (heating system) so that the display is heated faster from low temperatures. The resistor mesh design provides much lower resistance from one point in the pixel array to an edge than pixel-to-pixel horizontal VCOM resistance, thus reducing horizontal crosstalk. Further, the approach permits the display to be active during the warm-up process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Chompoonoot Anupongongarch, Frederick P. Herrmann, Wen-Foo Chern
  • Patent number: D801417
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Declan Halpin, Lee A. Kuczewski, John C. C. Fan, Paul Baker