Patents by Inventor Gregory Theodore GIBSON

Gregory Theodore GIBSON 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: 20200127440
    Abstract: A wearable display includes left and right display lens systems each having imaging units configured for augmented reality imaging. The imaging units include an emitter structure, one or more optical elements, a display optic, an electrically alterable scanning optical element and a calibration light sensor. The emitter structure has one or more light sources configured to emit light. The optical elements direct the light along a light path in the imaging unit. The scanning optical element receives the light from the optical elements and directs it to the display optic. The scanning optical element scans in one or more dimensions to direct the light through an imaging optic that directs the light into the display optic. The calibration light sensor is located at a point along the light path between the emitter structure and the scanning optical element and receives a portion of light from one of the optical elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory Theodore GIBSON, Scott Jeffrey WOLTMAN
  • Patent number: 10627899
    Abstract: Eye tracking system for use in a visible light display device incorporates and/or use one or more silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) sensor and an infrared module of a microelectromechanical (MEMs)-based scanner. The infrared module emits a beam of photons, where at least some of the photons are directed towards a user's eye while the eye tracking system is being used. The SiPM sensor(s) capture a reflection that emanates off of the user's eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Kirk Price, Kai Zang, Gregory Theodore Gibson
  • Patent number: 10608409
    Abstract: A wearable display includes left and right display lens systems each having imaging units configured for augmented reality imaging. The imaging units include an emitter structure, one or more optical elements, a display optic, an electrically alterable scanning optical element and a calibration light sensor. The emitter structure has one or more light sources configured to emit light. The optical elements direct the light along a light path in the imaging unit. The scanning optical element receives the light from the optical elements and directs it to the display optic. The scanning optical element scans in one or more dimensions to direct the light through an imaging optic that directs the light into the display optic. The calibration light sensor is located at a point along the light path between the emitter structure and the scanning optical element and receives a portion of light from one of the optical elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Theodore Gibson, Scott Jeffrey Woltman
  • Patent number: 10551914
    Abstract: Eye tracking system incorporates and/or uses one or more silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) sensor and an infrared module of a microelectromechanical (MEMs)-based scanner. The infrared module emits a beam of photons, where at least some of the photons are directed towards a user's eye while the eye tracking system is being used. The SiPM sensor(s) capture a reflection that emanates off of the user's eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Kirk Price, Kai Zang, Gregory Theodore Gibson
  • Publication number: 20200004011
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed that relate to scanning display systems. One example provides a display device comprising a controller, a light source, and a scanning mirror system. The scanning mirror system comprises a scanning mirror configured to scan light from the light source in at least one direction at a resonant frequency of the scanning mirror, and an electromechanical actuator system coupled with the scanning mirror and being controllable by the controller to adjust the resonant frequency of the scanning mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Alan CHAMPION, Utku BARAN, Joshua Owen MILLER, Wyatt Owen DAVIS, Gregory Theodore GIBSON
  • Publication number: 20190250703
    Abstract: Eye tracking system incorporates and/or uses one or more silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) sensor and an infrared module of a microelectromechanical (MEMs)-based scanner. The infrared module emits a beam of photons, where at least some of the photons are directed towards a user's eye while the eye tracking system is being used. The SiPM sensor(s) capture a reflection that emanates off of the user's eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Raymond Kirk Price, Kai Zang, Gregory Theodore Gibson
  • Publication number: 20190250704
    Abstract: Eye tracking system for use in a visible light display device incorporates and/or use one or more silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) sensor and an infrared module of a microelectromechanical (MEMs)-based scanner. The infrared module emits a beam of photons, where at least some of the photons are directed towards a user's eye while the eye tracking system is being used. The SiPM sensor(s) capture a reflection that emanates off of the user's eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Raymond Kirk Price, Kai Zang, Gregory Theodore Gibson
  • Patent number: 10303248
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed herein that are related to eye tracking using scanned beam imaging and multiple photodetectors. One example provides an eye tracking system, comprising an infrared light source, scanning optics configured to scan light from the infrared light source across a region comprising a user's cornea, and a plurality of photodetectors, each photodetector being configured to detect infrared light reflected from the user's cornea at a corresponding angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Theodore Gibson, Joshua Owen Miller
  • Publication number: 20180314325
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed herein that are related to eye tracking using scanned beam imaging and multiple photodetectors. One example provides an eye tracking system, comprising an infrared light source, scanning optics configured to scan light from the infrared light source across a region comprising a user's cornea, and a plurality of photodetectors, each photodetector being configured to detect infrared light reflected from the user's cornea at a corresponding angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Theodore GIBSON, Joshua Owen MILLER