Patents by Inventor Brent D. Larson

Brent D. Larson 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: 10785473
    Abstract: A virtual window display includes: a plurality of collimated projector modules having contiguous exit pupils. Each collimated projector module includes: a display device configured to display a spatially modulated image along a flat or curved geometric image surface, and one or more optical lenses sharing a common curvature symmetry axis and configured to optically collimate light from the display device in the collimated projector module. The curvature symmetry axes of the plurality of collimated projector modules point in a plurality of angular directions and are substantially convergent along at least one axis at a finite distance from the plurality of collimated projectors. The total display FOV of the virtual window display is larger than the module FOV of each of the plurality of collimated projector modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Brent D. Larson, Ken Leiphon, Kalluri R. Sarma
  • Publication number: 20200228789
    Abstract: A virtual window display includes: a plurality of collimated projector modules having contiguous exit pupils. Each collimated projector module includes: a display device configured to display a spatially modulated image along a flat or curved geometric image surface, and one or more optical lenses sharing a common curvature symmetry axis and configured to optically collimate light from the display device in the collimated projector module. The curvature symmetry axes of the plurality of collimated projector modules point in a plurality of angular directions and are substantially convergent along at least one axis at a finite distance from the plurality of collimated projectors. The total display FOV of the virtual window display is larger than the module FOV of each of the plurality of collimated projector modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Brent D. Larson, Ken Leiphon, Kalluri R. Sarma
  • Publication number: 20200150757
    Abstract: An optical tracker system is provided for tracking a location and orientation of a first object. The system includes a prediction module configured to determine a predicted location and orientation of the first object as a spatial prediction; a display module configured to generate display commands for a fiducial symbol based on the spatial prediction; a display unit configured to display the fiducial symbol based on the display commands; a camera unit configured to capture an image of the fiducial symbol displayed on the display device as a captured appearance; and a position determination module coupled to the camera unit and configured to receive the image from camera unit. The position determination module is configured to identify the fiducial symbol and determine the location and the orientation of the first object based on the captured appearance of the fiducial symbol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Brent D. Larson
  • Patent number: 10509224
    Abstract: A head-up display system and method are provided that suppress double images from a combiner by eliminating or reducing a reflection of a refracted image from the back surface of the combiner. The combiner contains a tilted axis polarizing structure that attenuates transmittance and subsequent reflection of a refracted polarized projector image but maintains high transmittance for the forward external scene imagery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Brent D. Larson, Kanghua Lu, Elias S. Haim
  • Patent number: 10466774
    Abstract: An optical tracker system is provided for tracking a location and orientation of a first object. The system includes a prediction module configured to determine a predicted location and orientation of the first object as a spatial prediction; a display module configured to generate display commands for a fiducial symbol based on the spatial prediction; a display unit configured to display the fiducial symbol based on the display commands; a camera unit configured to capture an image of the fiducial symbol displayed on the display device as a captured appearance; and a position determination module coupled to the camera unit and configured to receive the image from camera unit. The position determination module is configured to identify the fiducial symbol and determine the location and the orientation of the first object based on the captured appearance of the fiducial symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Brent D Larson
  • Patent number: 10459224
    Abstract: A system and method of displaying a conformal-capable head-up display image is provided. Distortions caused by combiner curvature, for example, are removed by pre-distorting and projecting separate images for each eye. Shutter-based eyewear controls the visibility as the imagery is cycled, e.g., shuttered, between left and right eyes. The combined image generator, projector and eyewear system maintains minimal vergence errors, minimal dipvergence errors, acceptable average transmittance, and optionally, high conformality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Brent D. Larson, Kanghua Lu, Kalluri R. Sarma
  • Publication number: 20180143682
    Abstract: An optical tracker system is provided for tracking a location and orientation of a first object. The system includes a prediction module configured to determine a predicted location and orientation of the first object as a spatial prediction; a display module configured to generate display commands for a fiducial symbol based on the spatial prediction; a display unit configured to display the fiducial symbol based on the display commands; a camera unit configured to capture an image of the fiducial symbol displayed on the display device as a captured appearance; and a position determination module coupled to the camera unit and configured to receive the image from camera unit. The position determination module is configured to identify the fiducial symbol and determine the location and the orientation of the first object based on the captured appearance of the fiducial symbol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Brent D. Larson
  • Publication number: 20180039375
    Abstract: Information is presented on a touchscreen display. An available viewing surface area of the touchscreen is separated into a first zone and at least a second zone. The first zone is operable for presenting a critical portion of the information. The second zone is operable for receiving haptic user inputs. Usage of the first zone and the second zone are coordinated. The presentation of the critical information in the first separated zone, and/or a prompt related to at least one of the one or more haptic user inputs may be controlled based on the coordinated usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventor: Brent D. Larson
  • Patent number: 9848127
    Abstract: Provided is a compact display system and method for creating, with minimal volume, a focused, high quality, full color, large FOV virtual image characterized by eye-limited spatial resolution. The provided compact display (i) enables a flexible range of eye relief, and (ii) enables a large exit pupil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: David J. Dopilka, Bernard Fritz, Brent D. Larson
  • Patent number: 9798413
    Abstract: Information is presented on a touchscreen display. An available viewing surface area of the touchscreen is separated into a first zone and at least a second zone. The first zone is operable for presenting a critical portion of the information. The second zone is operable for receiving haptic user inputs. Usage of the first zone and the second zone are coordinated. The presentation of the critical information in the first separated zone, and/or a prompt related to at least one of the one or more haptic user inputs may be controlled based on the coordinated usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Brent D. Larson
  • Patent number: 9769438
    Abstract: A hybrid projection display system that provides image quality superior to that of a traditional projection display system is provided. The provided hybrid projection display system flexibly supports arbitrary screen sizes and non-planar screen surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Robert E De Mers, L S Lamberth, Jr., Brent D. Larson, Kalluri R. Sarma
  • Publication number: 20170199380
    Abstract: A head-up display system and method are provided that suppress double images from a combiner by eliminating or reducing a reflection of a refracted image from the back surface of the combiner. The combiner contains a tilted axis polarizing structure that attenuates transmittance and subsequent reflection of a refracted polarized projector image but maintains high transmittance for the forward external scene imagery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Brent D. Larson, Kanghua Lu, Elias S. Haim
  • Patent number: 9606355
    Abstract: A head-up display system and method are provided that suppress double images from a combiner by eliminating or reducing a reflection of a refracted image from the back surface of the combiner. The combiner contains a tilted axis polarizing structure that attenuates transmittance and subsequent reflection of a refracted polarized projector image but maintains high transmittance for the forward external scene imagery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Brent D. Larson, Kanghua Lu, Elias S. Haim
  • Patent number: 9594248
    Abstract: Methods and systems for operating a vehicular near-to-eye (NTE) display screen operable within an operational range limit are provided. An image is rendering on the NTE display screen within a predefined visibility range. The predefined visibility range is within the operational range limit. A luminance of at least a portion of the image is reduced in response to the NTE display screen being moved outside of the predefined visibility range and within the operational range limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Brent D. Larson, John G. Suddreth, Frank Cupero
  • Publication number: 20170064267
    Abstract: A hybrid projection display system that provides image quality superior to that of a traditional projection display system is provided. The provided hybrid projection display system flexibly supports arbitrary screen sizes and non-planar screen surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Robert E De Mers, L S Lamberth, JR., Brent D. Larson, Kalluri R. Sarma
  • Publication number: 20170060316
    Abstract: Information is presented on a touchscreen display. An available viewing surface area of the touchscreen is separated into a first zone and at least a second zone. The first zone is operable for presenting a critical portion of the information. The second zone is operable for receiving haptic user inputs. Usage of the first zone and the second zone are coordinated. The presentation of the critical information in the first separated zone, and/or a prompt related to at least one of the one or more haptic user inputs may be controlled based on the coordinated usage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventor: Brent D. Larson
  • Publication number: 20170019602
    Abstract: Provided is a compact display system and method for creating, with minimal volume, a focused, high quality, full color, large FOV virtual image characterized by eye-limited spatial resolution. The provided compact display (i) enables a flexible range of eye relief, and (ii) enables a large exit pupil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: David J. Dopilka, Bernard Fritz, Brent D. Larson
  • Publication number: 20160327853
    Abstract: An active window display (AWD) system having a first surface that provides a wide field of view image for cross-cockpit viewing that is readable against sunlight illumination is provided. The displayed image in the AWD is not visible from a backside (or second surface) of the AWD. The AWD system further capably switches from transmitting wavelengths to being opaque, to block the optical emissions associated with a displayed image from escaping the backside or second surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Kalluri S. Sarma, Brent D. Larson
  • Patent number: 9489045
    Abstract: A method for detecting and correcting drift associated with operation of a hybrid tracking system is provided. The method obtains a data signal from a first tracker subsystem having a first tracker latency time; for a defined window of time, the method captures snapshot input data for a second tracker subsystem having a second tracker latency time which is longer than the first tracker latency time; and captures synchronized data from the data signal which corresponds to the defined window of time; wherein the defined window of time comprises a time duration shorter than the second tracker latency time, to capture the snapshot input data. The method further determines a level of drift associated with operation of the first tracker subsystem; and adjusts operation of the first tracker subsystem according to the determined level of drift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Brent D. Larson, Ken Leiphon
  • Publication number: 20160282936
    Abstract: A method for detecting and correcting drift associated with operation of a hybrid tracking system is provided. The method obtains a data signal from a first tracker subsystem having a first tracker latency time; for a defined window of time, the method captures snapshot input data for a second tracker subsystem having a second tracker latency time which is longer than the first tracker latency time; and captures synchronized data from the data signal which corresponds to the defined window of time; wherein the defined window of time comprises a time duration shorter than the second tracker latency time, to capture the snapshot input data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Brent D. Larson, Ken Leiphon