Patents by Inventor Armin Schwerdtner

Armin Schwerdtner 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: 20200301362
    Abstract: A method for generating video holograms in real time for a holographic playback device comprising at least one light modulator means, into which a scene divided into object points is encoded as an entire hologram and can be seen as a reconstruction from a visibility region, which is located within a periodicity interval of the reconstruction of the video hologram, the visibility region defining a subhologram together with each object point of the scene to be reconstructed, and the entire hologram being generated from a superposition of contributions of subholograms, is characterized in that for each object point the contributions of the subholograms in the entire reconstruction of the scene can be determined from at least one look-up table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Enrico ZSCHAU, Armin SCHWERDTNER, Bo KROLL, Alexander SCHWERDTNER
  • Patent number: 10678188
    Abstract: A method for generating video holograms in real time for a holographic playback device comprising at least one light modulator means, into which a scene divided into object points is encoded as an entire hologram and can be seen as a reconstruction from a visibility region, which is located within a periodicity interval of the reconstruction of the video hologram, the visibility region defining a subhologram together with each object point of the scene to be reconstructed, and the entire hologram being generated from a superposition of contributions of subholograms, is characterized in that for each object point the contributions of the subholograms in the entire reconstruction of the scene can be determined from at least one look-up table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SEEREAL TECHNOLOGIES S.A.
    Inventors: Enrico Zschau, Armin Schwerdtner, Bo Kroll, Alexander Schwerdtner
  • Patent number: 10613479
    Abstract: A holographic reconstruction of scenes includes a light modulator, an imaging system with at least two imaging means and an illumination device with sufficient coherent light for illumination of hologram coded in the light modulator. The at least two imaging means are arranged such that a first imaging means is provided for the magnified imaging of the light modulator on a second imaging means. The second imaging means is provided for imaging of a plane of a spatial frequency spectrum of the light modulator in a viewing plane at least one viewing window. The viewing window corresponds to a diffraction order of the spatial frequency spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SEEREAL TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventor: Armin Schwerdtner
  • Publication number: 20190377301
    Abstract: A method of computing a hologram by determining the wavefronts at the approximate observer eye position that would be generated by a real version of an object to be reconstructed. In normal computer generated holograms, one determines the wavefronts needed to reconstruct an object; this is not done directly in the present invention. Instead, one determines the wavefronts at an observer window that would be generated by a real object located at the same position of the reconstructed object. One can then back-transforms these wavefronts to the hologram to determine how the hologram needs to be encoded to generate these wavefronts. A suitably encoded hologram can then generate a reconstruction of the three-dimensional scene that can be observed by placing one's eyes at the plane of the observer window and looking through the observer window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Norbert LEISTER, Ralf HAUSSLER, Armin SCHWERDTNER
  • Patent number: 10401794
    Abstract: A method of computing a hologram by determining the wavefronts at the approximate observer eye position that would be generated by a real version of an object to be reconstructed. In normal computer generated holograms, one determines the wavefronts needed to reconstruct an object; this is not done directly in the present invention. Instead, one determines the wavefronts at an observer window that would be generated by a real object located at the same position of the reconstructed object. One can then back-transforms these wavefronts to the hologram to determine how the hologram needs to be encoded to generate these wavefronts. A suitably encoded hologram can then generate a reconstruction of the three-dimensional scene that can be observed by placing one's eyes at the plane of the observer window and looking through the observer window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SEEREAL TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Norbert Leister, Ralf Haussler, Armin Schwerdtner
  • Publication number: 20190137933
    Abstract: A method of computing a hologram for reconstructing an object using a display device. The display device enables a holographic reconstruction of the object. The display device includes a light source and an optical system to illuminate a hologram-bearing medium being encodable with the hologram. The method includes the steps of: (a) computing the hologram by determining the wavefronts at an approximate observer eye position that would be generated by a real version of the object to be reconstructed; and (b) encoding the computed hologram in the hologram-bearing medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventor: Armin SCHWERDTNER
  • Publication number: 20180259905
    Abstract: A method for generating video holograms in real time for a holographic playback device comprising at least one light modulator means, into which a scene divided into object points is encoded as an entire hologram and can be seen as a reconstruction from a visibility region, which is located within a periodicity interval of the reconstruction of the video hologram, the visibility region defining a subhologram together with each object point of the scene to be reconstructed, and the entire hologram being generated from a superposition of contributions of subholograms, is characterized in that for each object point the contributions of the subholograms in the entire reconstruction of the scene can be determined from at least one look-up table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Enrico ZSCHAU, Armin SCHWERDTNER, Bo KROLL, Alexander SCHWERDTNER
  • Patent number: 9989920
    Abstract: A method of computing a hologram for reconstructing an object using a display device. The display device enables a holographic reconstruction of the object. The display device includes a light source and an optical system to illuminate a hologram-bearing medium being encodable with the hologram. The method includes the steps of: (a) computing the hologram by determining the wavefronts at an approximate observer eye position that would be generated by a real version of the object to be reconstructed; and (b) encoding the computed hologram in the hologram-bearing medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SEEREAL TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventor: Armin Schwerdtner
  • Publication number: 20180088528
    Abstract: A method of computing a hologram by determining the wavefronts at the approximate observer eye position that would be generated by a real version of an object to be reconstructed. In normal computer generated holograms, one determines the wavefronts needed to reconstruct an object; this is not done directly in the present invention. Instead, one determines the wavefronts at an observer window that would be generated by a real object located at the same position of the reconstructed object. One can then back-transforms these wavefronts to the hologram to determine how the hologram needs to be encoded to generate these wavefronts. A suitably encoded hologram can then generate a reconstruction of the three-dimensional scene that can be observed by placing one's eyes at the plane of the observer window and looking through the observer window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Norbert LEISTER, Ralf HAUSSLER, Armin SCHWERDTNER
  • Patent number: 9740167
    Abstract: A method of computing a hologram by determining the wavefronts at the approximate observer eye position that would be generated by a real version of an object to be reconstructed. In normal computer generated holograms, one determines the wavefronts needed to reconstruct an object; this is not done directly in the present invention. Instead, one determines the wavefronts at an observer window that would be generated by a real object located at the same position of the reconstructed object. One can then back-transforms these wavefronts to the hologram to determine how the hologram needs to be encoded to generate these wavefronts. A suitably encoded hologram can then generate a reconstruction of the three-dimensional scene that can be observed by placing one's eyes at the plane of the observer window and looking through the observer window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: SEEREAL TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Norbert Leister, Ralf Haussler, Armin Schwerdtner
  • Publication number: 20170082976
    Abstract: A holographic reconstruction of scenes includes a light modulator, an imaging system with at least two imaging means and an illumination device with sufficient coherent light for illumination of hologram coded in the light modulator. The at least two imaging means are arranged such that a first imaging means is provided for the magnified imaging of the light modulator on a second imaging means. The second imaging means is provided for imaging of a plane of a spatial frequency spectrum of the light modulator in a viewing plane at least one viewing window. The viewing window corresponds to a diffraction order of the spatial frequency spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventor: Armin SCHWERDTNER
  • Patent number: 9513599
    Abstract: A holographic reconstruction of scenes includes a light modulator, an imaging system with at least two imaging means and an illumination device with sufficient coherent light for illumination of hologram coded in the light modulator. The at least two imaging means are arranged such that a first imaging means is provided for the magnified imaging of the light modulator on a second imaging means. The second imaging means is provided for imaging of a plane of a spatial frequency spectrum of the light modulator in a viewing plane at least one viewing window. The viewing window corresponds to a diffraction order of the spatial frequency spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: SEEREAL TECHNOLOGIES GmbH
    Inventor: Armin Schwerdtner
  • Publication number: 20150355597
    Abstract: A holographic reconstruction of scenes includes a light modulator, an imaging system with at least two imaging means and an illumination device with sufficient coherent light for illumination of hologram coded in the light modulator. The at least two imaging means are arranged such that a first imaging means is provided for the magnified imaging of the light modulator on a second imaging means. The second imaging means is provided for imaging of a plane of a spatial frequency spectrum of the light modulator in a viewing plane at least one viewing window. The viewing window corresponds to a diffraction order of the spatial frequency spectrum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventor: Armin SCHWERDTNER
  • Patent number: 9116505
    Abstract: A holographic reconstruction of scenes includes a light modulator, an imaging system with at least two imaging means and an illumination device with sufficient coherent light for illumination of hologram coded in the light modulator. The at least two imaging means are arranged such that a first imaging means is provided for the magnified imaging of the light modulator on a second imaging means. The second imaging means is provided for imaging of a plane of a spatial frequency spectrum of the light modulator in a viewing plane at least one viewing window. The viewing window corresponds to a diffraction order of the spatial frequency spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: SEEREAL TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventor: Armin Schwerdtner
  • Publication number: 20150192899
    Abstract: A method of computing a hologram for reconstructing an object using a display device. The display device enables a holographic reconstruction of the object. The display device includes a light source and an optical system to illuminate a hologram-bearing medium being encodable with the hologram. The method includes the steps of: (a) computing the hologram by determining the wavefronts at an approximate observer eye position that would be generated by a real version of the object to be reconstructed; and (b) encoding the computed hologram in the hologram-bearing medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventor: Armin SCHWERDTNER
  • Publication number: 20150036199
    Abstract: A method of computing a hologram by determining the wavefronts at the approximate observer eye position that would be generated by a real version of an object to be reconstructed. In normal computer generated holograms, one determines the wavefronts needed to reconstruct an object; this is not done directly in the present invention. Instead, one determines the wavefronts at an observer window that would be generated by a real object located at the same position of the reconstructed object. One can then back-transforms these wavefronts to the hologram to determine how the hologram needs to be encoded to generate these wavefronts. A suitably encoded hologram can then generate a reconstruction of the three-dimensional scene that can be observed by placing one's eyes at the plane of the observer window and looking through the observer window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Norbert LEISTER, Ralf HAUSSLER, Armin SCHWERDTNER
  • Patent number: 8941902
    Abstract: A method of computing a hologram for reconstructing an object using a display device. The display device enables a holographic reconstruction of the object. The display device includes a light source and an optical system to illuminate a hologram-bearing medium being encodable with the hologram. The method includes the steps of: (a) computing the hologram by determining the wavefronts at an approximate observer eye position that would be generated by a real version of the object to be reconstructed; and (b) encoding the computed hologram in the hologram-bearing medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: SeeReal Technologies GmbH
    Inventor: Armin Schwerdtner
  • Patent number: 8804220
    Abstract: A method of computing a hologram by determining the wavefronts at the approximate observer eye position that would be generated by a real version of an object to be reconstructed. In normal computer generated holograms, one determines the wavefronts needed to reconstruct an object; this is not done directly in the present invention. Instead, one determines the wavefronts at an observer window that would be generated by a real object located at the same position of the reconstructed object. One can then back-transforms these wavefronts to the hologram to determine how the hologram needs to be encoded to generate these wavefronts. A suitably encoded hologram can then generate a reconstruction of the three-dimensional scene that can be observed by placing one's eyes at the plane of the observer window and looking through the observer window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: SeeReal Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Leister, Ralf Häussler, Armin Schwerdtner
  • Patent number: 8581837
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and device for tracking the sweet spots of a sweets spot unit for a transmissive electronic display. The aim of the invention is to improve the reproduction quality and the uniformity of illumination in displays of this type. The display contains a sweet spot unit consisting of an illumination matrix (1) and reproduction elements, in addition to an image matrix (4). Once the position of at least one observer's eye (6) has been determined by a control unit using inverse ray tracing, address data for activating illumination elements (LE) of the illumination matrix (1) is provided from the position data in order to prepare the defined sweet spots (5) for said observer's eye (6). To improve the reproduction quality, an additional optical component is used in ray path for the inverse ray tracing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Seereal Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastien Amroun, Armin Schwerdtner
  • Publication number: 20130265626
    Abstract: A method of computing a hologram for reconstructing an object using a display device. The display device enables a holographic reconstruction of the object. The display device includes a light source and an optical system to illuminate a hologram-bearing medium being encodable with the hologram. The method includes the steps of: (a) computing the hologram by determining the wavefronts at an approximate observer eye position that would be generated by a real version of the object to be reconstructed; and (b) encoding the computed hologram in the hologram-bearing medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Armin Schwerdtner