Patents by Inventor Barak Freedman

Barak Freedman 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).

  • Patent number: 10356389
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for dissipating an electrostatic charge from an optical element are described. An apparatus includes the optical element, a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) device located proximate to the optical element, and a conductive coating over the optical element, wherein the conductive coating is substantially transparent, and wherein the conductive coating dissipates the electrostatic charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Arnon Hirshberg, Barak Freedman
  • Publication number: 20190086674
    Abstract: A head mounted display system can include a camera, at least one waveguide, at least one coupling optical element that is configured such that light is coupled into said waveguide and guided therein, and at least one out-coupling element. The at least one out-coupling element can be configured to couple light that is guided within said waveguide out of said waveguide and direct said light to said camera. The camera can be disposed in an optical path with respect to said at least one out-coupling optical element to receive at least a portion of the light that is coupled into said waveguide via the coupling element and guided therein and that is coupled out from said waveguide by said out-coupling coupling element such that images may be captured by said camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Asif Sinay, Barak Freedman, Michael Anthony Klug, Chulwoo Oh, Nizan Meitav
  • Publication number: 20180307308
    Abstract: Augmented reality headgear includes transparent displays that allow a user to simultaneously view the real world and virtual content positioned in the real world and further includes at least one source of coherent light and at least one sensor array for sensing, at a series of times, speckle patterns produced when the coherent light impinges environment surfaces. Circuitry is provided for sensing shifts in the speckle pattern and determining motion which caused the shift of the speckle pattern and adjusting the display of virtual objects displayed by the augmented reality headgear to compensate for the motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Asif SINAY, Barak FREEDMAN
  • Patent number: 10027950
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide techniques and configurations for an optoelectronic three-dimensional object acquisition assembly configured to correct image distortions. In one instance, the assembly may comprise a first device configured to project a light pattern on an object at a determined angle; a second device configured to capture a first image of the object illuminated with the projected light pattern; a third device configured to capture a second image of the object; and a controller coupled to the first, second, and third devices and configured to reconstruct an image of the object from geometric parameters of the object obtained from the first image, and to correct distortions in the reconstructed image caused by a variation of the determined angle of the light pattern projection, based at least in part on the first and second images of the object. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ron Kimmel, Barak Freedman, Alex Bronstein, Michael Bronstein, Sagi Ben Moshe
  • Publication number: 20180180248
    Abstract: An illumination assembly includes a light source, which is configured to emit optical radiation. A transparency containing a plurality of micro-lenses, which are arranged in a non-uniform pattern and are configured to focus the optical radiation to form, at a focal plane, respective focal spots in the non-uniform pattern. Optics are configured to project the non-uniform pattern of the focal spots from the focal plane onto an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Barak Freedman, Alexander Shpunt, Meir Machlin, Yoel Arieli
  • Publication number: 20180129282
    Abstract: A method of tracking movement of an eye of a user includes directing a light beam at the eye. The eye may reflect a portion of the light beam. The method further includes detecting a plurality of speckle patterns formed at a detector by the portion of the light beam reflected by the eye. The plurality of speckle patterns may be detected at a predetermined frame rate. The method further includes tracking movement of the eye by tracking the plurality of speckle patterns from frame to frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Asif SINAY, Barak FREEDMAN, Evyatar BLUZER
  • Publication number: 20180120559
    Abstract: An image display system includes an optical subsystem configured to emit a first light beam and a second light beam, wherein the first light beam illuminates a first portion of a composite field of view and the second beam illuminates a second portion of the composite field of view. A scanning mirror is positioned to intercept and reflect the first light beam and the second light beam. The system also has a waveguide with at least one input coupling optical element for receiving the first light beam and the second light beam into the waveguide. The waveguide also has an output coupling optical element for projecting a plurality of output light beams derived from the first light beam and the second light beam from the waveguide to illuminate the composite field of view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Ivan Li-Chuen YEOH, Lionel Ernest EDWIN, Barak FREEDMAN, Vaibhav MATHUR, Xiaoyang ZHANG, Timothy Mark DALRYMPLE, Clinton CARLISLE, Chulwoo OH, Philip PREMYSLER
  • Patent number: 9885459
    Abstract: An illumination assembly includes a light source, which is configured to emit optical radiation. A transparency containing a plurality of micro-lenses, which are arranged in a non-uniform pattern and are configured to focus the optical radiation to form, at a focal plane, respective focal spots in the non-uniform pattern. Optics are configured to project the non-uniform pattern of the focal spots from the focal plane onto an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Barak Freedman, Alexander Shpunt, Meir Machlin, Yoel Arieli
  • Patent number: 9874742
    Abstract: An apparatus for micro-electro-mechanical (MEMS) reinforcement is described herein. The apparatus includes a MEMS device and a stiffener. A micro scale mirror is to be embedded in a top layer of a substrate of the MEMS device. The stiffener is to be coupled to a back side of the MEMS device, wherein the stiffener is to stiffen the MEMS device via support of the MEMS device, without increasing a thickness of the MEMS device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Israel Petronius, Barak Freedman, Sagy Bareket, Arnon Hirshberg
  • Patent number: 9819929
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide techniques and configurations for an optoelectronic three-dimensional object acquisition assembly configured to correct image distortions. In one instance, the assembly may comprise a first device configured to project a light pattern on an object at a determined angle; a second device configured to capture a first image of the object illuminated with the projected light pattern; a third device configured to capture a second image of the object; and a controller coupled to the first, second, and third devices and configured to reconstruct an image of the object from geometric parameters of the object obtained from the first image, and to correct distortions in the reconstructed image caused by a variation of the determined angle of the light pattern projection, based at least in part on the first and second images of the object. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ron Kimmel, Barak Freedman, Alex Bronstein, Michael Bronstein, Sagi Ben Moshe
  • Publication number: 20170310947
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide techniques and configurations for an optoelectronic three-dimensional object acquisition assembly configured to correct image distortions. In one instance, the assembly may comprise a first device configured to project a light pattern on an object at a determined angle; a second device configured to capture a first image of the object illuminated with the projected light pattern; a third device configured to capture a second image of the object; and a controller coupled to the first, second, and third devices and configured to reconstruct an image of the object from geometric parameters of the object obtained from the first image, and to correct distortions in the reconstructed image caused by a variation of the determined angle of the light pattern projection, based at least in part on the first and second images of the object. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Ron Kimmel, Barak Freedman, Alex Bronstein, Michael Bronstein, Sagi Ben Moshe
  • Publication number: 20170285936
    Abstract: An optical system including multiple lenses to receive respective laser beams, and including a combiner (an optical device) to receive the laser beams from the multiple lenses and to combine the laser beams into a single beam. The optical assembly includes a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) mirror to reflect the single beam from the combiner and provide a reflected beam as an exit beam through a window to an object. The optical assembly includes a single-pixel photodetector to collect light reflected from the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Arnon Hirshberg, Ohad Menashe, Barak Freedman, Nikolai Berkovitch
  • Publication number: 20170288479
    Abstract: An example apparatus for produce magnetic fields includes a base plate comprising a plurality of grooves. The apparatus includes an MEMS device disposed on the base plate. The apparatus further includes a number of magnets to produce one or more magnetic fields disposed on the plurality of grooves and adjacent to the MEMS device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Konstantin Matyuch, Barak Freedman, Vladimir Malamud, Arnon Hirshberg, Israel Petronius
  • Publication number: 20170285238
    Abstract: An optical assembly including a polarizing beam splitter (PBS) to receive a laser beam from a light source. A micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) mirror disposed in a support structure of the assembly, wherein the MEMS mirror is rotatable and is configured to receive the laser beam from the PBS and to reflect an exit beam. A phase retardation layer deposited on the MEMS mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Arnon Hirshberg, Barak Freedman, Nikolai Berkovitch
  • Publication number: 20170288067
    Abstract: Techniques for shielding an optical sensor are described. An example of an electronic device includes an optical sensor and a combined light-focusing and electrical-shielding unit disposed over the optical sensor. The light-focusing and electrical-shielding unit has two portions. The first portion gathers light and focuses the light on the electrical sensor. The second portion encloses sides of the first portion and is coated with an electrically conductive material to shield the optical sensor from electromagnetic interference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Arnon Hirshberg, Barak Freedman, Daniel Grodensky
  • Patent number: 9690092
    Abstract: Techniques and configurations for an apparatus for projecting a light pattern on an object are described. In one embodiment, the apparatus may include a laser arrangement configured to generate a laser line, a tiltable micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) mirror configured to tiltably reflect the laser line, and a controller configured to control tilting of the MEMS mirror to enable the reflected laser line to project a light pattern on the object. The controller may be configured to control the MEMS mirror with a tilting frequency that is complementary to an optical power of the laser line, or to control the optical power of the laser line to be complementary to the tilting frequency of the MEMS mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Barak Freedman, Sagi Ben Moshe, Ron Kimmel
  • Publication number: 20170090183
    Abstract: An apparatus for mirco-electro-mechanical (MEMS) reinforcement is described herein. The apparatus includes a MEMS device and a stiffener. A micro scale mirror is to be embedded in a top layer of a substrate of the MEMS device. The stiffener is to be coupled to a back side of the MEMS device, wherein the stiffener is to stiffen the MEMS device via support of the MEMS device, without increasing a thickness of the MEMS device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Israel Petronius, Barak Freedman, Sagy Bareket, Arnon Hirshberg
  • Publication number: 20170088414
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for dissipating an electrostatic charge from an optical element are described. An apparatus includes the optical element, a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) device located proximate to the optical element, and a conductive coating over the optical element, wherein the conductive coating is substantially transparent, and wherein the conductive coating dissipates the electrostatic charge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Arnon Hirshberg, Barak Freedman
  • Publication number: 20170090142
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for actively aligning an optical device are described. An apparatus includes an optical device. The optical device includes a supporting surface, a light source mounted to the supporting surface, a lens mount configured to hold a lens, a lens holder configured to hold the lens mount, wherein the lens mount is configured to be mounted to the supporting surface. A light detector is configured to determine a light intensity of a light beam through the lens, the light intensity indicating the alignment of the lens. An alignment device is to move the lens until the light intensity indicates that the lens is aligned, and a curing light is to cure adhesive layers between the lens and the lens mount, the lens mount and the lens holder, and the lens holder and the supporting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Barak Freedman, Adi Shechtman
  • Publication number: 20160373727
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide techniques and configurations for an optoelectronic three-dimensional object acquisition assembly configured to correct image distortions. In one instance, the assembly may comprise a first device configured to project a light pattern on an object at a determined angle; a second device configured to capture a first image of the object illuminated with the projected light pattern; a third device configured to capture a second image of the object; and a controller coupled to the first, second, and third devices and configured to reconstruct an image of the object from geometric parameters of the object obtained from the first image, and to correct distortions in the reconstructed image caused by a variation of the determined angle of the light pattern projection, based at least in part on the first and second images of the object. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Ron Kimmel, Barak Freedman, Alex Bronstein, Michael Bronstein, Sagi Ben Moshe