Patents by Inventor Jacques Gollier

Jacques Gollier 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: 20210286124
    Abstract: An optical device is provided. The optical device includes a first optical element configured to output an elliptically polarized light having one or more predetermined polarization ellipse parameters. The optical device also includes a second optical element including a birefringent material with a chirality, and configured to receive the elliptically polarized light from the first optical element and reflect the elliptically polarized light as a circularly polarized light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Fenglin PENG, Junren WANG, Yuge HUANG, Lu LU, Yusufu Njoni Bamaxam SULAI, Ying GENG, Jacques GOLLIER, Barry David SILVERSTEIN, Yu-Jen WANG, Yun-Han LEE
  • Publication number: 20210286178
    Abstract: Various embodiments set forth high-resolution liquid crystal displays and components thereof. In some embodiments, light emitted by a high-resolution green color liquid crystal display is combined, via a combiner, with light emitted by at least one lower-resolution red and blue color liquid crystal display. The red and blue color display(s) may include a single display or two displays positioned on opposing sides of the combiner. The combiner may be a dichroic or polarization-based combiner. Combined light from the green color display and the red and blue color display(s) is passed through collimating optics, such as a pancake lens or a Fresnel lens, toward a viewer's eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Jacques GOLLIER, Ying GENG, Dong CHEN
  • Patent number: 11119343
    Abstract: An optical device for providing illumination light includes an optical waveguide and a plurality of polarization selective elements. The plurality of polarization selective elements is disposed adjacent to the optical waveguide so that a respective polarization selective element receives light in a first direction, and redirects a first portion of the light in a second direction. A second portion, distinct from the first portion, of the light undergoes total internal reflection, thereby continuing to propagate inside the optical waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ying Geng, Jacques Gollier, Babak Amirsolaimani
  • Patent number: 11099412
    Abstract: An optical device includes a spatial light modulator and an optical waveguide with a plurality of extraction features. The plurality of extraction features is positioned relative to the optical waveguide so that a respective extraction feature receives light, having propagated within the optical waveguide, in a first direction and directs a first portion of the light in a second direction distinct from the first direction to exit the optical waveguide and illuminate at least a portion of the spatial light modulator. The plurality of extraction features is also positioned relative to the optical waveguide so that a respective extraction feature directs a second portion, distinct from the first portion, of the light to undergo total internal reflection, thereby continuing to propagate within the optical waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ying Geng, Jacques Gollier, Babak Amirsolaimani, Fenglin Peng
  • Publication number: 20210247615
    Abstract: An optical assembly includes a reflector and a volume Bragg grating (VBG). The VBG is positioned for: (i) transmitting light having a first polarization and incident upon the VBG at an incident angle that is within a first angular range, (ii) reflecting light having the first polarization and incident upon the VBG at an incident angle that is within a second angular range distinct from the first angular range, and (iii) transmitting light having a second polarization different from the first polarization. The optical assembly is configured to receive first light, having the first polarization, and reflect the first light at the reflector and at the VBG before the first light is output from the optical assembly. The optical assembly is configured to receive second light, having the second polarization, and output the second light from the optical assembly without undergoing reflection at either the reflector or the VBG.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Ying GENG, Brian WHEELWRIGHT, Jacques GOLLIER, Yusufu Njoni Bamaxam SULAI, Babak AMIRSOLAIMANI, Weichuan GAO
  • Patent number: 11086126
    Abstract: A system includes an eyewear device, and a neckband device. The neckband device includes a power source and a processor communicatively coupled to the eyewear device. The system includes a bracelet device, which includes at least one sensor configured to determine a position signal in response to movement of the user's hand, the bracelet device communicatively coupled to the processor. A display device is configured to present content to a user, and is also configured to couple to and be removable from the eyewear device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jacques Gollier, Ying Geng, Yusufu Njoni Bamaxam Sulai, Brian Wheelwright
  • Patent number: 11084271
    Abstract: This present disclosure describes a system and process for laminating a planar film sheet onto a curved surface of an optical element. One or more cuts to a planar film sheet are determined based in part on a curved surface of an optical element. The planar film sheet is cut along the determined one or more cuts to the planar film sheet to form a lamination sample. And the lamination sample has a plurality of stress relief boundaries that correspond to the determined one or more cuts to the planar film sheet. The lamination sample is laminated to the curved surface of the optical element to form a laminated coating on the optical element. And adjacent stress relief boundaries of the plurality of stress relief boundaries are in contact with each other, such that the laminated coating is a continuous film across the curved surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Jacques Gollier
  • Patent number: 11079599
    Abstract: A display device includes a frame, a display, an optical assembly, and a display-moving assembly connected to the display and the frame. The display-moving assembly is configured to move the display between multiple different positions, including a first position and a second position. When the display is in the first position, the display is configured to output image light in a first direction. The first direction is substantially parallel to an optical axis of the optical assembly. When the display is in the second position, the display is positioned away from the optical axis of the optical assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Wheelwright, Jacques Gollier, Ying Geng, Yusufu Njoni Bamaxam Sulai, Weichuan Gao, Kieran Connor Kelly, Stephen Choi
  • Publication number: 20210223551
    Abstract: The disclosure describes artificial reality (AR) systems and techniques that enable a change in focus of virtual image content without substantially changing magnification of real-world content. For example, an AR system includes a virtual image content output device, a first tunable lens on a real-world side of the virtual image content output device, a second tunable lens on an eye side of the virtual image content output device, and at least one compensating lens. The at least one compensating lens is configured to substantially eliminate magnification changes of real-world light between a real-world end of the optical system and an eye-side end of the optical system as a focal power of at least one of the first tunable lens or the second tunable lens changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Marina Zannoli, Jacques Gollier
  • Patent number: 11061239
    Abstract: A head-mounted display device for providing augmented reality contents to a wearer includes a light projector and a pancake combiner. The light projector is configured to project a light having a first polarization for rendering images based at least on the augmented reality contents. The pancake combiner is configured to combine the light from the light projector and light from an outside of the head-mounted display device for providing an overlap of the rendered image and a real image that corresponds to the light from the outside of the head-mounted display device. The pancake combiner is also configured to direct the light from the light projector toward a pupil of an eye the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Robert Lanman, Jacques Gollier
  • Patent number: 11055929
    Abstract: A display provides display light to an eyebox area. A reflective layer receives the display light from the display and redirects the display light to the eyebox area. The reflective layer receives scene light from an external environment of the device and redirects the scene light to a camera for capturing scene images. The camera is positioned a first distance from the reflective layer that is approximately the same as a second distance between the reflective layer and the eyebox area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Wheelwright, Jacques Gollier, Yusufu Njoni Bamaxam Sulai, Fenglin Peng, Babak Amirsolaimani
  • Patent number: 11054622
    Abstract: A folded-lens system is used in an artificial-reality headset. The folded-lens system has a first mirror, a second mirror, and a quarter-wave plate between the first mirror and the second mirror. The first mirror and the second mirror are not strongly curved, which enables the quarter-wave plate to be on a flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Jacques Gollier, Ying Geng, Yusufu Njoni Bamaxam Sulai
  • 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: 11022784
    Abstract: Folding optics are used in conjunction with a lens system to reduce a back focal length of a head-mounted display. The lens system provides optical power to focus light from an optical display. The folding optics reflects light to fold upon itself to reduce a distance between the lens system and the optical display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Wheelwright, Ying Geng, Fenglin Peng, Yusufu Njoni Bamaxam Sulai, Jacques Gollier
  • Patent number: 11016304
    Abstract: An optical assembly includes a substrate that has a first surface and a second surface that is opposite to and substantially parallel with the first surface, a reflector, and a volume Bragg grating (VBG). The VBG is configured to transmit light incident upon the VBG at an incident angle that is within a first predetermined angular range and to reflect light that is incident upon the VBG at an incident angle that is within a second predetermined angular range distinct from the first angular range. The optical assembly is configured to transmit first light received at the first surface in an optical path that includes reflection at the reflector and at the VBG. The optical assembly is also configured to transmit second light received at the first surface such that the second light is output from the second surface without undergoing reflection at either the reflector or the VBG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ying Geng, Brian Wheelwright, Jacques Gollier, Yusufu Njoni Bamaxam Sulai, Babak Amirsolaimani, Weichuan Gao
  • Patent number: 11001521
    Abstract: Compounds, compositions, articles, devices, and methods for the manufacture of light guide plates and back light units including such light guide plates made from glass. In some embodiments, light guide plates (LGPs) are provided that have similar or superior optical properties to light guide plates made from PMMA and that have exceptional mechanical properties such as rigidity, CTE and dimensional stability in high moisture conditions as compared to PMMA light guide plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Adam James Ellison, Jacques Gollier, Timothy James Kiczenski, Ellen Anne King, Luis Alberto Zenteno
  • Patent number: 11002898
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques for displaying images on multiple image planes in a near-eye display system. A switchable optical device includes a first polarizer configurable to polarize incident light into light of a first circular polarization state, and a second polarizer configurable to transmit light of a second circular polarization state and reflect light of the first circular polarization state into light of the first circular polarization state. The switchable optical device also includes a partial reflector positioned between the first polarizer and the second polarizer. The partial reflector is configured to transmit light from the first polarizer and reflect light from the second polarizer, where the reflected light and the light from the second polarizer have different polarization states. At least one of the first polarizer or the second polarizer includes a cholesteric liquid crystal (CLC) circular polarizer that is switchable by a voltage signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Fenglin Peng, Ying Geng, Yusufu Njoni Bamaxam Sulai, Mengfei Wang, Lu Lu, Jacques Gollier
  • Patent number: 11002955
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a reverse-order crossed pancake lens block having an index gradient structure may include an optical element configured to transmit at least a portion of radiation from a radiation source. Moreover, the pancake lens block may include an index-gradient structure that is spaced at a distance from the optical element, the distance configured to provide an optical path length in the pancake lens block. The index-gradient structure may be configured to provide an anti-reflective property to at least one surface of the optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Dean Sharp, Jacques Gollier
  • Patent number: 10996752
    Abstract: A backlight device includes a first surface and a second surface that is opposite to the first surface. The backlight device is configured to emit light in a first optical band through the second surface toward a display panel of a head-mounted display (HMD). The display panel is configured to convert the light from the backlight device to image light. The backlight device is transparent to light in a second optical band that is different than the first optical band. An eye tracking system illuminates an eyebox with light in the second optical band. A camera assembly positioned adjacent to the first surface of the backlight device. The camera assembly is configured to capture images of the eye in the second optical band through the backlight device, the display panel. The eye tracking system determines eye tracking information based at least in part on the captured images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew John Ouderkirk, Jacques Gollier, Robin Sharma, Yusufu Njoni Bamaxam Sulai, Brian Wheelwright, Ying Geng, Alexander Sohn, Abbas Mehdi Kazmi
  • Patent number: 10989928
    Abstract: An optical assembly includes a substrate having a first surface and a second surface that is opposite to and substantially parallel with the first surface. The substrate also includes a reflector and a beam splitter, each of which is coupled to the substrate. The optical assembly is configured to transmit image light received at the first surface in an optical path that includes reflection at each of the reflector and the beam splitter before the image light is output from the second surface. The optical assembly is also configured to transmit ambient light received at the first surface such that the second light is output from the second surface without undergoing reflection at either the reflector or the beam splitter. A method of transmitting light through the optical assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ying Geng, Brian Wheelwright, Jacques Gollier, Yusufu Njoni Bamaxam Sulai, Fenglin Peng, Babak Amirsolaimani