Patents by Inventor Andrew Ouderkirk

Andrew Ouderkirk has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210124167
    Abstract: A near-eye optic includes a substrate having a clear aperture for propagating light. An inconspicuous electrical circuit is supported by the substrate in the clear aperture of the substrate. The inconspicuous electrical circuit includes a plurality of inconspicuous conductive traces disposed in an inconspicuous pattern and electrically coupled to a plurality of inconspicuous electrical components. The inconspicuous pattern may include e.g. an asymmetric pattern, an aperiodic pattern, a pseudo-random pattern, a meandering pattern, a periodic pattern modulated with pseudo-random perturbations, or a non-rectangular pattern modulated with pseudo-random perturbations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Karol Constantine Hatzilias, Robin Sharma, Christopher Yuan Ting Liao, Andrew Ouderkirk
  • Patent number: 10984476
    Abstract: A method for determining intellectual property value, includes creating a source of patent data; and analyzing the data to determine a patent value. Also disclosed is an instruction set executable on a machine that includes a processor and a memory. The instruction set executable on the machine to cause to the machine to: create a source of patent data; and to analyze the data to determine a patent value. A media carrying an instruction set executable on a machine. The machine includes a processor, and a memory associated with the processor. The instruction set is executable on the processor to cause to the machine to: create a source of patent data; and analyze the data to determine a patent value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: IO STRATEGIES LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Ouderkirk, Rachel Andreasen
  • Patent number: 10942378
    Abstract: A pupil-replicating waveguide suitable for operation with a coherent light source is disclosed. A waveguide body has opposed surfaces for guiding a beam of image light. An out-coupling element is disposed in an optical path of the beam for out-coupling portions of the beam at a plurality of spaced apart locations along the optical path. Electrodes are coupled to at least a portion of the waveguide body for modulating an optical path length of the optical path of the beam to create time-varying phase delays between the portions of the beam out-coupled by the out-coupling element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Maimone, Andrew Ouderkirk, Hee Yoon Lee, Ningfeng Huang, Maxwell Parsons, Scott Charles McEldowney, Babak Amirsolaimani, Pasi Saarikko, Wanli Chi, Giuseppe Calafiore, Alexander Koshelev, Barry David Silverstein, Lu Lu, Wai Sze Tiffany Lam, Gang Li, Stephan Lutgen, Francois Olivier, David Massoubre
  • Patent number: 10914945
    Abstract: A near-eye optic includes a substrate having a clear aperture for propagating light. An inconspicuous electrical circuit is supported by the substrate in the clear aperture of the substrate. The inconspicuous electrical circuit includes a plurality of inconspicuous conductive traces disposed in an inconspicuous pattern and electrically coupled to a plurality of inconspicuous electrical components. The inconspicuous pattern may include e.g. an asymmetric pattern, an aperiodic pattern, a pseudo-random pattern, a meandering pattern, a periodic pattern modulated with pseudo-random perturbations, or a non-rectangular pattern modulated with pseudo-random perturbations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Karol Constantine Hatzilias, Robin Sharma, Christopher Yuan Ting Liao, Andrew Ouderkirk
  • Publication number: 20200292851
    Abstract: A pupil-replicating waveguide suitable for operation with a coherent light source is disclosed. A waveguide body has opposed surfaces for guiding a beam of image light. An out-coupling element is disposed in an optical path of the beam for out-coupling portions of the beam at a plurality of spaced apart locations along the optical path. Electrodes are coupled to at least a portion of the waveguide body for modulating an optical path length of the optical path of the beam to create time-varying phase delays between the portions of the beam out-coupled by the out-coupling element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Maimone, Andrew Ouderkirk, Hee Yoon Lee, Ningfeng Huang, Maxwell Parsons, Scott Charles McEldowney, Babak Amirsolaimani, Pasi Saarikko, Wanli Chi, Giuseppe Calafiore, Alexander Koshelev, Barry David Silverstein, Lu Lu, Wai Sze Tiffany Lam, Gang Li, Stephan Lutgen, Francois Olivier, David Massoubre
  • Patent number: 10705353
    Abstract: A pupil-replicating waveguide suitable for operation with a coherent light source is disclosed. A waveguide body has opposed surfaces for guiding a beam of image light. An out-coupling element is disposed in an optical path of the beam for out-coupling portions of the beam at a plurality of spaced apart locations along the optical path. Electrodes are coupled to at least a portion of the waveguide body for modulating an optical path length of the optical path of the beam to create time-varying phase delays between the portions of the beam out-coupled by the out-coupling element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Maimone, Andrew Ouderkirk, Hee Yoon Lee, Ningfeng Huang, Maxwell Parsons, Scott Charles McEldowney, Babak Amirsolaimani, Pasi Saarikko, Wanli Chi, Giuseppe Calafiore, Alexander Koshelev, Barry David Silverstein, Lu Lu, Wai Sze Tiffany Lam, Gang Li, Stephan Lutgen, Francois Olivier, David Massoubre
  • Publication number: 20200192130
    Abstract: A pupil-replicating waveguide suitable for operation with a coherent light source is disclosed. A waveguide body has opposed surfaces for guiding a beam of image light. An out-coupling element is disposed in an optical path of the beam for out-coupling portions of the beam at a plurality of spaced apart locations along the optical path. Electrodes are coupled to at least a portion of the waveguide body for modulating an optical path length of the optical path of the beam to create time-varying phase delays between the portions of the beam out-coupled by the out-coupling element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew Maimone, Andrew Ouderkirk, Hee Yoon Lee, Ningfeng Huang, Maxwell Parsons, Scott Charles McEldowney, Babak Amirsolaimani, Pasi Saarikko, Wanli Chi, Giuseppe Calafiore, Alexander Koshelev, Barry David Silverstein, Lu Lu, Wai Sze Tiffany Lam, Gang Li, Stephan Lutgen, Francois Olivier, David Massoubre
  • Publication number: 20200150426
    Abstract: A near-eye optic includes a substrate having a clear aperture for propagating light. An inconspicuous electrical circuit is supported by the substrate in the clear aperture of the substrate. The inconspicuous electrical circuit includes a plurality of inconspicuous conductive traces disposed in an inconspicuous pattern and electrically coupled to a plurality of inconspicuous electrical components. The inconspicuous pattern may include e.g. an asymmetric pattern, an aperiodic pattern, a pseudo-random pattern, a meandering pattern, a periodic pattern modulated with pseudo-random perturbations, or a non-rectangular pattern modulated with pseudo-random perturbations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Karol Constantine Hatzilias, Robin Sharma, Christopher Yuan Ting Liao, Andrew Ouderkirk
  • Publication number: 20200150425
    Abstract: A near-eye optic includes a substrate having a clear aperture for propagating light. A plurality of inconspicuous electrical components is supported by the substrate in the clear aperture of the substrate. The inconspicuous electrical components may be disposed in an inconspicuous pattern and may be electrically coupled to a plurality of inconspicuous conductive traces, which may also be disposed in an inconspicuous pattern. The inconspicuous pattern may include e.g. an asymmetric pattern, an aperiodic pattern, a pseudo-random pattern, a meandering pattern, a periodic pattern modulated with pseudo-random perturbations, or a non-rectangular pattern modulated with pseudo-random perturbations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Karol Constantine Hatzilias, Robin Sharma, Christopher Yuan Ting Liao, Andrew Ouderkirk
  • Publication number: 20190066219
    Abstract: A method for determining intellectual property value, includes creating a source of patent data; and analyzing the data to determine a patent value. Also disclosed is an instruction set executable on a machine that includes a processor and a memory. The instruction set executable on the machine to cause to the machine to: create a source of patent data; and to analyze the data to determine a patent value. A media carrying an instruction set executable on a machine. The machine includes a processor, and a memory associated with the processor. The instruction set is executable on the processor to cause to the machine to: create a source of patent data; and analyze the data to determine a patent value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew Ouderkirk, Rachel Andreasen
  • Publication number: 20080035945
    Abstract: Light sources are disclosed utilizing LED dies that have a light emitting surface. A patterned low refractive index layer that can support total internal reflection within the LED die is provided in optical contact with a first portion of the emitting surface. In optical contact with a second portion of the emitting surface is an input surface of an optical element. The refractive index of the low index layer is below both that of the optical element and the LED die. The optical element can have a variety of shapes and sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Andrew Ouderkirk, Catherine Leatherdale, Arlie Connor
  • Publication number: 20080030656
    Abstract: A transflective display having a reflective viewing mode and a transmissive viewing mode is provided. The transflective display includes a liquid crystal (LC) panel having an array of partially reflective pixels. The reflective portions of the array of partially reflective pixels include metal positioned on a viewer side of the LC panel to reflect light back toward the viewer. The display also includes a reflective polarizer, in place of a conventional rear polarizer, positioned behind the LC panel on a side of the LC panel opposite the viewer side. The reflective polarizer is also oriented to reflect ambient light back toward the viewer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventors: Philip Watson, Andrew Ouderkirk
  • Publication number: 20080013174
    Abstract: Optical devices using reflective polarizers and, in particular, diffusely reflective polarizers are provided. Many of the optical devices utilize the diffusely reflecting and specularly transmitting properties of diffusely reflecting polarizers to enhance their optical characteristics. The optical devices include a lighting system which uses a reflector formed from a diffusely reflecting polarizer attached to a specular reflector. Another optical device is a display apparatus which uses a diffusely reflecting polarizer layer in combination with a turning lens which folds shallow angle light toward a light modulating layer. Other optical devices exploit the depolarizing characteristics of a diffusely reflecting polarizer when reflecting light. Still other optical devices use diffusely reflecting polarizers to recycle light and improve display illumination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Inventors: Richard Allen, Andrew Ouderkirk
  • Publication number: 20080012034
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present application discloses a light source comprising an LED die optically coupled to an extractor comprising a plurality of optical elements each having a base, an apex smaller than the base, and a converging side extending between the base and the apex. The extractor base is no greater in size than the emitting surface of the LED die. In another aspect, methods of making light sources are disclosed, comprising the steps of providing an LED die having an emitting surface; forming a plurality of optical elements each having a base, an apex smaller than the base, and a converging side extending between the base and the apex; arranging the plurality of optical elements to form an extractor, the extractor having an extractor base no greater in size than the emitting surface; and optically coupling the extractor base to the emitting surface of the LED die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Inventors: James Thielen, Catherine Leatherdale, Andrew Ouderkirk, Dong Lu, Amy Barnes
  • Publication number: 20070290190
    Abstract: An article includes an LED that has an emitting surface. A reemitting semiconductor structure has an emitting surface and converts light emitted by the LED to light of a different wavelength. At least one of the emitting surfaces frustrates total internal reflection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Michael Haase, Catherine Leatherdale, Thomas Miller, Andrew Ouderkirk
  • Publication number: 20070285943
    Abstract: An illumination system including a light source, a light guide including an output surface, emissive material positioned to receive light from the output surface of the light guide, and a first interference reflector positioned between the output surface of the light guide and the emissive material is disclosed. The light source emits light having a first optical characteristic. The emissive material emits light having a second optical characteristic when illuminated with light having the first optical characteristic. The first interference reflector substantially transmits light having the first optical characteristic and substantially reflects light having the second optical characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventors: Andrew Ouderkirk, Michael Weber, John Wheatley, Kenneth Epstein, James Watson
  • Publication number: 20070274098
    Abstract: An illumination system including a light source, a light guide including an output surface, emissive material positioned between the light source and the output surface of the light guide, and an interference reflector positioned between the emissive material and the output surface of the light guide is disclosed. The light source emits light having a first optical characteristic. The emissive material emits light having a second optical characteristic when illuminated with light having the first optical characteristic. The interference reflector substantially transmits light having the second optical characteristic and substantially reflects light having the first optical characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventors: John Wheatley, Andrew Ouderkirk, Michael Weber, Kenneth Epstein, James Watson
  • Publication number: 20070258241
    Abstract: The present application discloses a light source comprising an LED die having an emitting surface and an optical element including a base, an apex, and a side joining the base and the apex, wherein the base is optically coupled to and mechanically decoupled from the emitting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Inventors: Catherine Leatherdale, Andrew Ouderkirk, Dong Lu
  • Publication number: 20070257271
    Abstract: The present application discloses a light source comprising an LED die having an emitting surface, a first optical element including a base, an apex, and a converging side joining the base and the apex, wherein the base is optically coupled to the emitting surface and a second optical element encapsulating the LED die and the first optical element. In one aspect, the base is no greater in size than the emitting surface. In a second aspect, the apex resides over the emitting surface. In a third aspect, the second optical element provides an increase in power extracted from the LED die as compared to the power extracted by first optical element alone. In a fourth aspect, the first optical element has a first index of refraction and the second optical element has a second index of refraction lower than the first index of refraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Inventors: Andrew Ouderkirk, Catherine Leatherdale
  • Publication number: 20070257267
    Abstract: An LED extractor has an input surface adapted to optically couple to an emitting surface of an LED die, and is composed of a glass (including a glass-ceramic) material whose refractive index is at least 2, or at least 2.2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Inventors: Catherine Leatherdale, Anatoly Rosenflanz, Kenton Budd, Amy Barnes, Andrew` Ouderkirk