Patents by Inventor Edward H. Nortrup

Edward H. Nortrup 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: 20220252887
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate a head-worn computer with a see-through display wherein computer content is presented to a user wearing the head-worn computer and through which the user sees a surrounding environment, wherein the see-through display generates image light comprised of narrow bandwidths of red, green and blue light and wherein the see-through display further includes a tristimulus notch mirror positioned to reflect the image light towards the user's eye, and wherein the tristimulus notch mirror reflects less than a full width half max of the red image light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Edward H. Nortrup, John N. Border, John D. Haddick
  • Patent number: 11366320
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate a head-worn computer with a see-through display wherein computer content is presented to a user wearing the head-worn computer and through which the user sees a surrounding environment, wherein the see-through display generates image light comprised of narrow bandwidths of red, green and blue light and wherein the see-through display further includes a tristimulus notch mirror positioned to reflect the image light towards the user's eye, and wherein the tristimulus notch mirror reflects less than a full width half max of the red image light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Edward H. Nortrup, John N. Border, John D. Haddick
  • Publication number: 20220164809
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for collecting an using eye heading and sight heading information in head worn computing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Edward H. NORTRUP, John N. BORDER
  • Patent number: 11307048
    Abstract: Location technologies are combined with other information systems to provide augmented information for individuals such as a traveler in an automobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Edward H. Nortrup
  • Patent number: 11231817
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to external user interfaces used in connection with head worn computers (HWC). Embodiments relate to an external user interface that has a physical form intended to be hand held. The hand held user interface may be in the form similar to that of a writing instrument, such as a pen. In embodiments, the hand held user interface includes technologies relating to writing surface tip pressure monitoring, lens configurations setting a predetermined imaging distance, user interface software mode selection, quick software application launching, and other interface technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John N. Border, Edward H. Nortrup
  • Patent number: 11227294
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for collecting an using eye heading and sight heading information in head worn computing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Edward H. Nortrup, John N. Border
  • Patent number: 10852540
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns an interactive head-mounted eyepiece with an integrated processor for handling content for display and an integrated image source for introducing the content to an optical assembly through which the user views a surrounding environment and the displayed content, wherein the eyepiece includes event and user action control of external applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, Charles Cella, Robert J. Nortrup, Edward H. Nortrup
  • Publication number: 20200241302
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a computer display stray-light suppression system for a head-worn computer comprising an eye cover including a flexible material with a perimeter, wherein the perimeter is formed to substantially encapsulate an eye of a person, and the eye cover including an attachment system adapted to removably and replaceably attach to a perimeter of the head-worn computer to suppress light emitted from a computer display in the head-worn computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John N. BORDER, Edward H. NORTRUP
  • Publication number: 20200225478
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate a head-worn computer with a see-through display wherein computer content is presented to a user wearing the head-worn computer and through which the user sees a surrounding environment, wherein the see-through display generates image light comprised of narrow bandwidths of red, green and blue light and wherein the see-through display further includes a tristimulus notch mirror positioned to reflect the image light towards the user's eye, and wherein the tristimulus notch mirror reflects less than a full width half max of the red image light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Edward H. NORTRUP, John N. BORDER, John D. HADDICK
  • Patent number: 10578874
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a computer display stray-light suppression system for a head-worn computer comprising an eye cover including a flexible material with a perimeter, wherein the perimeter is formed to substantially encapsulate an eye of a person, and the eye cover including an attachment system adapted to removably and replaceably attach to a perimeter of the head-worn computer to suppress light emitted from a computer display in the head-worn computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John N. Border, Edward H. Nortrup
  • Publication number: 20200049527
    Abstract: Location technologies are combined with other information systems to provide augmented information for individuals such as a traveler in an automobile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventor: Edward H. Nortrup
  • Patent number: 10534180
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate a head-worn computer with a see-through display wherein computer content is presented to a user wearing the head-worn computer and through which the user sees a surrounding environment, wherein the see-through display generates image light comprised of narrow bandwidths of red, green and blue light and wherein the see-through display further includes a tristimulus notch mirror positioned to reflect the image light towards the user's eye, and wherein the tristimulus notch mirror reflects less than a full width half max of the red image light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Edward H. Nortrup, John N. Border, John D. Haddick
  • Patent number: 10444028
    Abstract: Location technologies are combined with other information systems to provide augmented information for individuals such as a traveler in an automobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: BLACKBIRD TECH LLC
    Inventor: Edward H. Nortrup
  • Publication number: 20190272136
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to shadowing objects displayed in head worn computing. A method includes capturing an image of an environment in proximity to a person, analyzing the image to determine a position of each of a plurality of light sources collectively producing a naturally formed shadow in the environment, wherein the naturally formed shadow comprises multiple shadows cast from an individual object in the environment, each of the multiple shadows formed from light traveling from a position of one of the plurality of light sources to the individual object, and displaying a computer-generated object in association with a computer generated shadow, wherein the computer-generated shadow appears as though produced by light striking the computer generated object from the position of a dominant one of the plurality of light sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Michael Lohse, Edward H. Nortrup
  • Patent number: 10191279
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for imaging, recognizing, and tracking of a user's eye that is wearing a HWC. Aspects further relate to the processing of images reflected from the user's eye and controlling displayed content in accordance therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward H. Nortrup, John N. Border, Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse
  • Publication number: 20190025587
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns an interactive head-mounted eyepiece with an integrated processor for handling content for display and an integrated image source for introducing the content to an optical assembly through which the user views a surrounding environment and the displayed content, wherein the eyepiece includes event and user action control of external applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, Charles Cella, Robert J. Nortrup, Edward H. Nortrup
  • Patent number: 10180572
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns an interactive head-mounted eyepiece with an integrated processor for handling content for display and an integrated image source for introducing the content to an optical assembly through which the user views a surrounding environment and the displayed content, wherein the eyepiece includes event and user action control of external applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, Charles Cella, Robert J. Nortrup, Edward H. Nortrup
  • Patent number: 10140079
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to shadowing objects displayed in head worn computing. A method includes capturing an image of an environment in proximity to a person, analyzing the image to determine a position of each of a plurality of light sources collectively producing a naturally formed shadow in the environment, wherein the naturally formed shadow comprises multiple shadows cast from an individual object in the environment, each of the multiple shadows formed from light traveling from a position of one of the plurality of light sources to the individual object, and displaying a computer-generated object in association with a computer generated shadow, wherein the computer-generated shadow appears as though produced by light striking the computer generated object from the position of a dominant one of the plurality of light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Michael Lohse, Edward H. Nortrup
  • Publication number: 20180210209
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a computer display stray-light suppression system for a head-worn computer comprising an eye cover including a flexible material with a perimeter, wherein the perimeter is formed to substantially encapsulate an eye of a person, and the eye cover including an attachment system adapted to removably and replaceably attach to a perimeter of the head-worn computer to suppress light emitted from a computer display in the head-worn computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John N. Border, Edward H. Nortrup
  • Publication number: 20180157450
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to shadowing objects displayed in head worn computing. A method includes capturing an image of an environment in proximity to a person, analyzing the image to determine a position of each of a plurality of light sources collectively producing a naturally formed shadow in the environment, wherein the naturally formed shadow comprises multiple shadows cast from an individual object in the environment, each of the multiple shadows formed from light traveling from a position of one of the plurality of light sources to the individual object, and displaying a computer-generated object in association with a computer generated shadow, wherein the computer-generated shadow appears as though produced by light striking the computer generated object from the position of a dominant one of the plurality of light sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Robert Michael Lohse, Edward H. Nortrup