Patents Assigned to OSTERHOUT GROUP, INC.
  • Patent number: 10222618
    Abstract: Disclosed here in is a method of adjusting a tunable illuminating light source with a reflective display for a head mounted display to reduce chromatic artifacts in an image provided to a user's eye. The method includes identifying a color associated with a chromatic-related artifact in a displayed image and adjusting the tunable illuminating light source to reduce the brightness of the color associated with the chromatic-related artifact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John N. Border, Joseph Bietry
  • Patent number: 10197801
    Abstract: Head-worn computers may include a rigid optical chassis mechanically configured to provide a stable optical mounting reference plane with an image source reference plane, a first image source mounted on the image source reference plane and configured to project a first image light from the stable optical mounting reference plane to a combiner positioned in front of a user's eye when the head-worn computer is worn by the user, an outer frame configured to hold the optical chassis such that, when worn by the user, the first image light is aligned with the eye of the user, and an arm rotatably mounted on the outer frame and adapted to be positioned on a user's ear, wherein the arm comprises a battery compartment and a wire connected to at least the first image source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John N. Border, Kei Edgardo Yamamoto Kohatsu, Karim ElKatcha, John D. Haddick, Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Patent number: 10191279
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for imaging, recognizing, and tracking of a user's eye that is wearing a HWC. Aspects further relate to the processing of images reflected from the user's eye and controlling displayed content in accordance therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward H. Nortrup, John N. Border, Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse
  • Patent number: 10191284
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for the see-through computer display systems with a wide field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John N. Border, John D. Haddick
  • Patent number: 10152141
    Abstract: A head-worn computer includes a camera system positioned to capture a surrounding environment in front of a user, a processor that identifies a position of a plurality of light emitters mounted on a hand-held controller from images captured by the camera system and tracks the position of the plurality of light emitters as the hand-held controller moves in the surrounding environment and interprets the tracked position as positional changes of the hand-held controller. The processor uses the position of the plurality of light emitters as markers in three dimensional space, the markers used as an anchor for virtual content presented in a see-through display of the head-worn computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Michael Lohse, John D. Haddick
  • Patent number: 10146772
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to language translation systems for head-worn computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Patent number: 10139966
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to user interface control of a head-worn computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Benjamin Pelis, Sean Tomas Mostajo O'Hara, Robert Michael Lohse, Andrew Carl Heisey
  • Patent number: 10139632
    Abstract: Embodiments include a head-worn display including a display panel sized and positioned to produce a field of view to present digital content to an eye of a user, and a processor adapted to present the digital content to the display panel such that the digital content is only presented in a portion of the field of view, the portion being in the middle of the field of view such that horizontally opposing edges of the field of view are blank areas. The processor is adapted to shift the digital content into one of the blank areas to adjust the convergence distance of the digital content and thereby change the perceived distance from the user to the digital content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John N. Border, Joseph Bietry, John D. Haddick
  • Patent number: 10140079
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to shadowing objects displayed in head worn computing. A method includes capturing an image of an environment in proximity to a person, analyzing the image to determine a position of each of a plurality of light sources collectively producing a naturally formed shadow in the environment, wherein the naturally formed shadow comprises multiple shadows cast from an individual object in the environment, each of the multiple shadows formed from light traveling from a position of one of the plurality of light sources to the individual object, and displaying a computer-generated object in association with a computer generated shadow, wherein the computer-generated shadow appears as though produced by light striking the computer generated object from the position of a dominant one of the plurality of light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Michael Lohse, Edward H. Nortrup
  • Patent number: 10139635
    Abstract: A method, includes receiving content to be delivered to a plurality of recipients, wherein each recipient of the plurality of recipients has a preference for the physical location at which the content is to be presented in the recipient's see-through head-worn display and a sender of the content has a preference for the physical location at which the content is to be presented to each recipient of the plurality of recipients, identifying a final physical location for the presentation of the content for each recipient of the plurality of recipients, wherein the final physical location is based on both the recipient's preference and the sender's preference and causing the content to be presented to each recipient of the plurality of recipients when each recipient is proximate the final physical location identified for the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, John N. Border, Nima L. Shams
  • Patent number: 10101588
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to speaker assemblies for head worn computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, Nima L. Shams, Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Patent number: 10078224
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to providing see-through computer display optics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John N. Border, Joseph Bietry, Gregory Hires
  • Patent number: 10073266
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for a head-worn computer with a content display where the head-worn computer can be changed from an augmented reality system where there is relatively high see-through transmission through the display to a virtual reality system where the is no or relatively little see-through transmission through the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Patent number: 10062182
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to providing see-through computer display optics with improved content presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Haddick, John N. Border, Nima L. Shams
  • Patent number: 10036889
    Abstract: An imaging and display module for a head-worn computer provides displayed images to a user including a plurality of optical components and a plurality of electrical components that provide displayed images to a left eye and a right eye of the user, one or more cameras, and a rigid chassis comprising a box structure with high thermal conductivity sections, wherein the plurality of optical components are rigidly mounted to the chassis so that the displayed images are rigidly aligned relative to the cameras and to the left and right eyes of the user and the plurality of electrical components are mounted to the sections with high thermal conductivity to dissipate heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John N. Border, Kei Edgardo Yamamoto Kohatsu, Karim ElKatcha, John D. Haddick, Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Patent number: 10025119
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to mechanical hinge system for a head-worn computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Van Huynh
  • Patent number: 10018837
    Abstract: Head-worn computers may include an optical chassis mechanically configured to provide a stable optical mounting reference plane and a plurality of image source reference planes, a first image source mounted on a first of the plurality of image source reference planes and configured to project first image light through a first hole in the stable optical mounting reference plane, a second image source mounted on a second of the plurality of image source reference planes and configured to project second image light through a second hole in the stable optical mounting reference plane, and an outer frame configured to hold the optical chassis such that, when worn by a user, the first and second image light is aligned with the eyes of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John N. Border, Kei Edgardo Yamamoto Kohatsu, Karim ElKatcha, John D. Haddick, Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Patent number: 10012838
    Abstract: An optical system for a head-worn computer may include a light source positioned within the head-worn computer and adapted to project non-polarized illuminating light towards a partially reflective partially transmissive surface such that the illuminating light reflects through a field lens and towards a reflective display and a polarizing film adjacent to a surface of the reflective display that polarizes the illuminating light after it passes through the field lens. The illuminating light reflects off a surface of the reflective display, forming image light which is then analyzed by the polarizing film prior to being transmitted through the field lens and then through the partially reflective partially transmissive surface to a non-polarizing lower display optical system adapted to present the image light to an eye of a user wearing the head-worn computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventor: John N. Border
  • Patent number: 10012840
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for the see-through computer display systems with a wide field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John N. Border, Joseph Bietry
  • Patent number: D840395
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Ralph F. Osterhout