Patents by Inventor Barry David Silverstein

Barry David Silverstein 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: 20210173134
    Abstract: A device includes a light source configured to generate an image light. The device also includes a lens assembly coupled with the light source. The lens assembly includes a mirror configured to transmit a first portion of the image light and reflect a second portion of the image light. The lens assembly also includes a reflective polarizer including a birefringent medium with a chirality and configured to substantially reflect the first portion of the image light output from the mirror as a polarized light having a predetermined handedness toward the mirror. The lens assembly further includes a lens disposed between the mirror and the reflective polarizer and configured to provide an optical power to the image light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Fenglin PENG, Junren WANG, Yuge HUANG, Lu LU, Yusufu Njoni Bamaxam SULAI, Ying GENG, Jacques GOLLIER, Barry David SILVERSTEIN
  • Patent number: 11002968
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel having a first emission region and one or more second emission regions disposed adjacent to the first emission region. The display device includes a plurality of light emitters, arranged in the first emission region, corresponding to a first color gamut and a plurality of light emitters, arranged in the one or more second emission regions, corresponding to a second color gamut that is distinct from the first color gamut. A method for making a display device with a plurality of light emitters corresponding to a first color gamut in a first emission region and a plurality of light emitters corresponding to a second color gamut in a second emission region is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew John Ouderkirk, James Hillis, Marina Zannoli, Jasmine Soria Sears, James Ronald Bonar, Gareth Valentine, Barry David Silverstein, Warren Andrew Hunt
  • Publication number: 20210133440
    Abstract: Systems and methods for adjusting an image based on pupil size are disclosed. Particularly, a system for adjusting an image being presented on a display includes a processor. The processor is configured to identify a size of a pupil of a user viewing an image presented on the display, determine an intensity map based at least on the size of the pupil, and adjust the intensity values of at least a portion of the image using the intensity map. The intensity map indicates an amount of adjustment to intensity values of at least a portion of the image being displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Barry David Silverstein, Bo Zhang, Yijing Fu
  • Patent number: 10980415
    Abstract: Eye-tracking systems of the present disclosure may include at least one light source configured to emit modulated radiation toward an intended location for a user's eye. The modulated radiation may be modulated in a manner that enables the light source to be identified by detection and analysis of the modulated radiation. At least one optical sensor including at least one sensing element may be configured to detect at least a portion of the modulated radiation. A processor may be configured to identify, based on the modulated radiation detected by the optical sensor, the light source that emitted the modulated radiation. Various other methods, systems, and devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew John Ouderkirk, Barry David Silverstein, Brian Wheelwright, Robin Sharma, Spencer Allan Wells
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20210033770
    Abstract: A first layer of anisotropic material extends along a first plane and includes anisotropic components being parallel to a second plane non-parallel and non-perpendicular to the first plane. The anisotropic components are arranged in cycloidal or helical patterns. The cycloidal or helical patterns define one or more Bragg planes that are non-parallel and non-perpendicular to the first plane and either substantially parallel or substantially perpendicular to the second plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Lu LU, Xiayu FENG, Mengfei WANG, Hao YU, Ryan LI, Yun-Han LEE, Junren WANG, Barry David SILVERSTEIN
  • Patent number: 10890778
    Abstract: An optical system includes a grating including at least one substrate and a grating structure coupled to the at least one substrate. The grating structure is configured to diffract a first light having an incidence angle within a predetermined range. The optical system also includes a polarizer configured to transmit the first light diffracted by the grating structure and block a second light reflected by a surface of the at least one substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Yun-Han Lee, Mengfei Wang, Junren Wang, Lu Lu, Robin Sharma, Gregory Olegovic Andreev, Garam Young, Andrew John Ouderkirk, Babak Amirsolaimani, Fenglin Peng, Barry David Silverstein
  • Publication number: 20210001242
    Abstract: Light emitting displays can be used in cinemas for cinema presentations that integrate a sound system to achieve immersive conditions in cinema theatres. The cinema screen can include a matrix of light emitters and a diffuser sheet. The matrix of light emitters is configured to form a light-emitting area of the cinema screen. The diffuser sheet includes one or more perforations, and can be positioned between the matrix of light emitters and an audience area in the theatre.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Denis Tremblay, Steven Charles Read, Barry David Silverstein, Andrew F. Kurtz, Jesse Donald McMullen-Crummey, Antanas Matthew Broga
  • Publication number: 20200410772
    Abstract: Adjusted overlaid images are generated in response to at least one color reference object or color reference point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Barry David Silverstein, Romain Bachy, Edward Buckley
  • Publication number: 20200393690
    Abstract: An optical system includes a grating including at least one substrate and a grating structure coupled to the at least one substrate. The grating structure is configured to diffract a first light having an incidence angle within a predetermined range. The optical system also includes a polarizer configured to transmit the first light diffracted by the grating structure and block a second light reflected by a surface of the at least one substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Yun-Han LEE, Mengfei WANG, Junren WANG, Lu LU, Robin SHARMA, Gregory Olegovic ANDREEV, Garam YOUNG, Andrew John OUDERKIRK, Babak AMIRSOLAIMANI, Fenglin PENG, Barry David SILVERSTEIN
  • Patent number: 10861417
    Abstract: Display having a wide field of view is provided. A transparent display provides inset display light having a field of view narrower than the wide field of view. At least a portion of the display light propagates through the transparent display before becoming incident on an eye of the user of an HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jaques Gollier, Brian Wheelwright, Barry David Silverstein
  • Patent number: 10807016
    Abstract: Light emitting displays and sound systems can be used in cinemas for cinema presentations that integrates a sound system to achieve the same or better immersive conditions in cinema theatres with front projection cinema screens. The screen can be active with light emitters, rather than passive and reflect light projected from a projector. Spaces are formed between adjacent light emitters in the display to allow for sound waves to pass from sound wave emitters positioned behind the screen to a cinema seating area in front of the screen. Loudspeakers may be positioned in the spaces. Diffusers or other structures may be positioned proximate to a front of the screen to facilitate visual performance. In addition or in the alternative, loudspeakers can be positioned in each seat of the viewing seating area that produce sound waves that appear to be coming from a non-seating location in the theatre.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: IMAX Theatres International Limited
    Inventors: Denis Tremblay, Steven Charles Read, Barry David Silverstein, Andrew F. Kurtz, Jesse Donald McMullen-Crummey, Antanas Matthew Broga
  • 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: 10768449
    Abstract: Filter glasses for use by an observer of a stereoscopic digital display system that displays stereoscopic images including first-eye images and second-eye images. The filter glasses include a first-eye filter that substantially transmits light from the first-eye images and blocks light from the second-eye images, and a second-eye filter that substantially transmits light from the second-eye images and blocks light from the second-eye images. A frame is used to position the first-eye filter in front of the observer's first eye and to position the second-eye filter in front of the observer's second eye, such that the front surfaces of the filters are oriented at a tilt angle of at least 5 degrees relative to vertical so that light from the display surface that is reflected from the first-eye filter and the second-eye filter is directed over the heads of other observers that are seated in front of the observer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: IMAX Theatres International Limited
    Inventor: Barry David Silverstein
  • Publication number: 20200273426
    Abstract: Display having a wide field of view is provided. A transparent display provides inset display light having a field of view narrower than the wide field of view. At least a portion of the display light propagates through the transparent display before becoming incident on an eye of the user of an HMD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Jaques Gollier, Brian Wheelwright, Barry David Silverstein
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10698483
    Abstract: Eye-tracking systems of the present disclosure may include at least one light source configured to emit radiation toward a location intended for an eye of a user and at least one optical sensor comprising at least one sensing element configured to detect at least a portion of the radiation emitted by the at least one light source. The at least one sensing element may have a lateral width of at least about 5 ?m and a lateral length of at least about 5 ?m. The eye-tracking system may be configured to track the user's eye using data generated by at least the optical sensor. Various other methods, systems, and devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew John Ouderkirk, Barry David Silverstein, Brian Wheelwright, Robin Sharma, Spencer Allan Wells
  • 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: 20200183199
    Abstract: A form birefringent optical element includes a structured layer and a dielectric environment disposed over the structured layer. At least one of the structured layer and the dielectric environment includes a nanovoided polymer, the nanovoided polymer having a first refractive index in an unactuated state and a second refractive index different than the first refractive index in an actuated state. Actuation of the nanovoided polymer can be used to reversibly control the form birefringence of the optical element. Various other apparatuses, systems, materials, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth Diest, Andrew John Ouderkirk, Gregory Olegovic Andreev, Erik Shipton, Tanya Malhotra, Barry David Silverstein, Christopher Yuan Ting Liao
  • Publication number: 20200183200
    Abstract: An optical element includes a nanovoided polymer layer having a first refractive index in an unactuated state and a second refractive index different than the first refractive index in an actuated state. Compression or expansion of the nanovoided polymer layer, for instance, can be used to reversibly control the size and shape of the nanovoids within the polymer layer and hence tune its refractive index over a range of values, e.g., during operation of the optical element. Various other apparatuses, systems, materials, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth Diest, Andrew John Ouderkirk, Robin Sharma, Tanya Malhotra, Barry David Silverstein, Christopher Yuan Ting Liao, Erik Shipton, Gregory Olegovic Andreev