Patents Assigned to Oculus VR, LLC
  • Patent number: 10146262
    Abstract: A detachable head-mounted-display strap-interface apparatus may include (1) a strap that includes an electrical accessory that necessitates an electrical connection to a head-mounted display and (2) a mount coupled to the strap that includes (a) an interface that is mateable and demateable to an opposing interface of the head-mounted display, (b) an electrical connector that is configured to provide the electrical connection from the electrical accessory to the head-mounted display when contacting an opposing electrical connector of the head-mounted display, and (c) a latch that couples, in a first orientation, the interface and the opposing interface of the head-mounted display and enables, in a second orientation, the interface to be decoupled from the opposing interface of the head-mounted display and the electrical connector to be disconnected from the opposing electrical connector. Various other detachable head-mounted-display strap-interface apparatus, devices, systems, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus, VR, LLC
    Inventors: Lesley Ribble Magrath, Paul Bongkyu Koh
  • Patent number: 10130875
    Abstract: A handheld controller including a main body having a thumb surface and a thumbstick extending from the thumb surface. A trigger button is positioned on the main body and a handle extends from the main body on a side opposite the trigger button, wherein the handle has a palm side and a finger side. A third-finger button is positioned on the finger side of the handle and includes a magnet mounted thereon. A sensor operative to detect the magnet is positioned inside the handle adjacent the magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventor: Clare Regimbal Long
  • Patent number: 10133305
    Abstract: A detachable head-mounted-display cushion may include a cushion layer having a user-side surface dimensioned to abut a facial portion of a user and a display-side surface dimensioned to abut a mounting surface of a facial-interface system for a head-mounted display. The detachable head-mounted-display cushion may also include a magnetic-coupling mechanism configured to removably attach the cushion layer to the mounting surface of the facial-interface system. A corresponding head-mounted-display system may include a head-mounted display, a facial-interface mounting member for the head-mounted display, a cushion layer abutting the facial-interface mounting member, and a magnetic-coupling mechanism removably attaching the cushion layer to the facial-interface mounting member. A method may include positioning a cushion layer abutting a facial-interface mounting member for a head-mounted display and removably attaching the cushion layer to the facial-interface mounting member with a magnetic-coupling mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Patrick Sullivan, Shane Michael Ellis
  • Patent number: 10124251
    Abstract: A virtual-reality system includes a head-mounted display, a camera protruding from a surface of the head-mounted display, and a compressible shock mount mounting the camera to the head-mounted display. The shock mount is to retract the camera towards the head-mounted display when compressed. The shock mount protects the camera from damage when the head-mounted display is dropped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: OCULUS VR, LLC
    Inventors: Boyd Drew Allin, Robin Michael Miller, Jared I. Drinkwater
  • Patent number: 10120442
    Abstract: A head mounted display (HMD) includes one or more light field cameras for tracking one or both eyes of a user wearing the HMD. The HMD optionally includes light sources positioned inside the HMD and that illuminate one or both of the eyes of the user. The light field camera captures a plenoptic image of the user's eye. The plenoptic image includes light intensity data and direction data of the captured light rays. An eye tracking system updates a 3D light field model of the user's eye based on depth information from the plenoptic image frame. The eye tracking system identifies an iris plane of the user's eye using the 3D light field model. The eye tracking system determines a gaze direction of the user's eye by identifying the normal to the center of the iris plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventors: Xinqiao Liu, Elias Daniel Guestrin
  • Patent number: 10120193
    Abstract: A HMD includes a display block. The display block combines light from a local area with image light to form an augmented scene. The display block also provides the augmented scene to an eyebox corresponding a location of a user's eye. The display block includes a waveguide display, a focusing assembly and a compensation assembly. The waveguide display emits the image light. The focusing assembly includes a focusing geometric phase lens and presents the augmented scene at a focal distance. The compensation assembly includes a compensation geometric phase lens that has an axis of orientation orthogonal to an axis of orientation of the focusing geometric phase lens. The compensation assembly compensates the optical power of the focusing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventor: Wai Sze Tiffany Lam
  • Patent number: 10123108
    Abstract: An earbud assembly with separate, flexible overmold sections configured to cover a seam between adjacent portions of an underling earbud housing. The earbud assembly includes a first housing member and a second housing member attached to the first housing member and forming enclosure with the first housing member that houses an audio transducer. A first flexible overmold is formed on an first exterior surface of the first housing member, and a second flexible overmold is formed on an exterior surface of the second housing member. The flexible overmolds each include an edge portion along their perimeters. Each edge portion is configured to abut the other and thereby cover the seam of the earbud housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventors: Quintin Morris, James Stocker Webb, Mark Shintaro Ando, Peter Wesley Bristol, David Tao, Daniel James Faulkner
  • Patent number: 10109067
    Abstract: A head mounted display (HMD) comprises an eye tracking system configured to enable eye-tracking using light. The eye tracking system comprises two or more illumination sources positioned relative to one another and an optical detector in order to capture. The optical detector is configured to capture images of the cornea based on one or more reflections. The eye tracking unit is configured to generate a model of the user's eye. The generated eye model is used to determine eye tracking information such as gaze direction as the user glances at different objects in the HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventors: Warren Andrew Hunt, Robert Dale Cavin
  • Patent number: 10095031
    Abstract: A virtual reality (VR) headset includes a first camera and a second camera capturing image data of an environment of the VR headset. Each camera has a field of view, and a portion of the fields of view of the first and second cameras overlap while a portion of the fields of view do not overlap. A processor receiving the image data from the first and second cameras is configured to identify a first observation of a position of the VR headset in the environment and positions of a plurality of features based on the image data captured by the first camera. The processor also identifies a second observation of the position of the VR headset in the environment and the positions of the features based on the image data captured by the second camera. Based on the first and second observations, the processor determines a model of the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventors: Dov Katz, Oskar Linde, Kjell Erik Alexander Sjoholm, Rasmus Karl Emil Simander
  • Patent number: 10088902
    Abstract: A virtual reality system enables a user to interact with virtual objects. The system includes a fiducial ring, an imaging device and a console. The fiducial ring includes a ring body that includes a plurality of fiducial markers that each correspond to a different location on the ring body. An imaging device is configured to capture one or more images of the fiducial ring. The console receives the images that include an image of one or more fiducial markers. Based on the received images of the fiducial markers, the console determines a location on the fiducial ring that corresponds to the imaged fiducial marker. The console determines a position of the fiducial ring based on the determined location of the fiducial marker on the fiducial ring. The console provides content to a head mounted display (HMD) based on the determined position of the fiducial ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Jason Keller, David R. Perek, Tristan Thomas Trutna, Garett Andrew Ochs, Nicholas Roy Corson, Raymond King
  • Patent number: 10082668
    Abstract: A headset for virtual reality applications includes an optical element configured to modify light from an electronic display in the headset and to direct the modified light to a user. The optical element may include a Fresnel lens secured to a lens by securing the Fresnel lens to a mold and inserting a casting material into the mold so the casting material forms the lens and a portion of the casting material exists on and past an edge of the Fresnel lens. This encases the edge of the Fresnel lens in the casting material, securing the Fresnel lens to the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventor: Matt Lee Thomas
  • Patent number: 10085004
    Abstract: A head-mounted display system includes a left lens for a user's left eye and a right lens for the user's right eye. The head-mounted display system also includes left and right display screens. The left display screen is coupled to the left lens to provide images to the user's left eye through the left lens. The right display screen is coupled to the right lens to provide images to the user's right eye through the right lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: OCULUS VR, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Alan Tempel, Jared I. Drinkwater, Robin Michael Miller, Joseph Patrick Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10078349
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a strap system having a securing plate and a strap. The securing plate is configured to be secured to a body of a head-mounted display in a rotatable manner. The securing plate includes a flat portion, a rear loop located at a first end of the flat portion, and a front loop located at a second end of the flat portion. The strap is inserted through the rear loop and the front loop of the securing plate. An end portion of the strap is flipped over the front loop and secured to a portion of the strap on the flat potion of the securing plate to fix the strap to the securing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventors: Quintin Morris, Peter Wesley Bristol, Scott Andrew Dallmeyer, Mauricio Romano, Shane Michael Ellis
  • Patent number: D828836
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventors: Shane Michael Ellis, Joseph Patrick Sullivan
  • Patent number: D829208
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Andrew Dallmeyer, Shane Michael Ellis, Peter Wesley Bristol, Mauricio Romano
  • Patent number: D829263
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventor: Blake Francis Andersen
  • Patent number: D830441
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Lawrence Chuang
  • Patent number: D831028
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventors: Robin Michael Miller, Julian Hammerstein, James Aldrich, Adam Hewko, Joseph P. Sullivan, Oskar Linde
  • Patent number: D834561
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Wesley Bristol, Quintin Morris, James Stocker Webb, Mark Shintaro Ando, David Tao
  • Patent number: D835104
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventors: Yi-yaun Chen, Peter Wesley Bristol, Quintin Morris