Patents by Inventor Jeffrey J. Jacobsen

Jeffrey J. Jacobsen 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: 10911089
    Abstract: A mobile device case may include a housing having a main body with a display opening, and a cap. The cap may be fixedly attachable to the main body so that when the cap is fixedly attached to the main body a housing interior is environmentally isolated from a housing exterior. The housing may further include a feedthrough connector assembly including an interior connector disposed within the housing, and an exterior connector electrically connected to the interior connector and disposed outside of the housing, the feedthrough connector assembly configured to environmentally isolate the housing interior from the housing exterior. The mobile device case may further include a selectably sealable environmental port configured to selectably allow a gas flow from the housing interior to the housing exterior, allow a gas flow from the housing exterior to the housing interior, and maintain a seal between the housing exterior and the housing interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: KOPIN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen
  • Publication number: 20200159283
    Abstract: A wireless hands-free portable headset computer with a micro display arranged near but below a wearer's eye in a peripheral vision area not blocking the wearer's main line of sight. The headset computer can display an image or portions of an image, wherein the portions can be enlarged. The headset computer also can be equipped with peripheral devices, such as light sources and cameras that can emit and detect, respectively, visible light and invisible radiation, such as infrared radiation and ultraviolet radiation. The peripheral devices are controllable by the wearer by voice command or by gesture. The headset computer also can be broken down into component parts that are attachable to another article worn by an individual, such as a helmet or respirator mask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Christopher Parkinson, Stephen A. Pombo
  • Patent number: 10627860
    Abstract: A wireless hands-free portable headset computer with a micro display arranged near but below a wearer's eye in a peripheral vision area not blocking the wearer's main line of sight. The headset computer can display an image or portions of an image, wherein the portions can be enlarged. The headset computer also can be equipped with peripheral devices, such as light sources and cameras that can emit and detect, respectively, visible light and invisible radiation, such as infrared radiation and ultraviolet radiation. The peripheral devices are controllable by the wearer by voice command or by gesture. The headset computer also can be broken down into component parts that are attachable to another article worn by an individual, such as a helmet or respirator mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Christopher Parkinson, Stephen A. Pombo
  • Publication number: 20190369400
    Abstract: A headset display system may comprise a head mounted display and a remote host device. The head mounted display may comprise a microdisplay and sensing components. The remote host device may communicate with the head mounted display, and formulate a task requirement based on information associated with a user of the headset display system. The remote host device may further search for and identify one or more wireless resources currently available to the remote host device, determine which of the identified wireless resources are suitable for satisfying the task requirement, and utilize the determined wireless resources to accomplish a task corresponding to the task requirement. The wireless resources may comprise at least one entity, external to the headset display system, that (i) generates a physical informational parameter, (ii) generates a process result, (iii) performs a data processing task, and/or (iv) accesses a communication and/or information storage resource.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen
  • Publication number: 20180189011
    Abstract: A handheld wireless display device, having at least SVGA-type resolution, includes a wireless interface, such as Bluetooth™, WiFi™, Wimax™, cellular or satellite, to allow the device to utilize a number of different hosts, such as a cell phone, personal computer, media player. The display may be monocular or binocular. Input mechanisms, such as switches, scroll wheels, touch pads, allow selection and navigation of menus, playing media files, setting volume and screen brightness/contrast, activating host remote controls or performing other commands. The device may include MIM diodes, Hall effect sensors, or other position transducers and/or accelerometers to detect lateral movements along and rotational gestures around the X, Y and Z axes as gesture inputs and movement queues. These commands may change pages, scroll up, down or across an enlarged screen image, such as for web browsing. An embedded software driver (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, John C. C. Fan, Hong K. Choi, Christopher Parkinson
  • Patent number: 9886231
    Abstract: A handheld wireless display device, having at least SVGA-type resolution, includes a wireless interface, such as Bluetooth™, WiFi™, Wimax™, cellular or satellite, to allow the device to utilize a number of different hosts, such as a cell phone, personal computer, media player. The display may be monocular or binocular. Input mechanisms, such as switches, scroll wheels, touch pads, allow selection and navigation of menus, playing media files, setting volume and screen brightness contrast, activating host remote controls or performing other commands. The device may include MIM diodes, Hall effect sensors, or other position transducers and/or accelerometers to detect lateral movements along and rotational gestures around the X, Y and Z axes as gesture inputs and movement queues. These commands may change pages, scroll up, down or across an enlarged screen image, such as for web browsing. An embedded software driver permits replicating a high-resolution screen display from a host PC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, John C. C. Fan, Hong-Kyun Choi, Christopher Parkinson
  • Publication number: 20180034496
    Abstract: A mobile device case may include a housing having a main body with a display opening, and a cap. The cap may be fixedly attachable to the main body so that when the cap is fixedly attached to the main body a housing interior is environmentally isolated from a housing exterior. The housing may further include a feedthrough connector assembly including an interior connector disposed within the housing, and an exterior connector electrically connected to the interior connector and disposed outside of the housing, the feedthrough connector assembly configured to environmentally isolate the housing interior from the housing exterior. The mobile device case may further include a selectably sealable environmental port configured to selectably allow a gas flow from the housing interior to the housing exterior, allow a gas flow from the housing exterior to the housing interior, and maintain a seal between the housing exterior and the housing interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen
  • Publication number: 20170366785
    Abstract: A hands-free headset, comprising a display module configured to receive visual data and display the visual data on a constituent microdisplay element of the display module. The headset further comprises a mounting bracket configured to releasably attach the headset to a head-worn accoutrement. The mounting bracket may be configured to be fixedly attached to the head-worn accoutrement. The mounting bracket may comprise a first interface for releasably coupling to a second interface on the headset. The headset may comprise a communication interface configured to electrically couple the headset to the a mobile computing device, and to convey the visual data from the mobile computing device to the headset. The headset may utilize the mobile computing device for performing one or both of processing functions and data storage functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 9817232
    Abstract: To assist with hands-free computing, the Head Mounted Display or Headset Computer utilizes a series of user configurable Home Pages that contain the shortcuts and widgets the user wants and one or more head movements. This allows the user to design a user interface environment which gives desired information, in the desired order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Craig Lindley, James Woodall, David Niland, Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Christopher Parkinson, Stephen A. Pombo
  • Patent number: 9740239
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a head worn computer comprising a housing, wherein the housing includes at least one spring applying inward force to a user's head, a plurality of regions, the regions being able to be flexible regions or stiff regions, and two end regions, configured to wrap around a portion of the user's head, such that the two end regions are located at the front of the user's head, and each of the two end regions are on opposite sides of the user's head. In another embodiment, a method of configuring a head worn computer to a user, using the above mentioned head worn computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen A. Pombo, Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Temujin W. Kuechle, Raphael Hebert, David Diepersloot
  • Patent number: 9640199
    Abstract: A headset computer device provides user voice indication of location of the device. The user may implicitly or explicitly present by voice input his and hence the HSC device location. A voice driven location module is coupled to the voice recognition engine, a map database and GPS of the HSC device. Based on user voiced indications of 3D space location, the voice driven location module determines device location and resets 3D space location accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: KOPIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher Parkinson, Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Shai Leib
  • Patent number: 9620144
    Abstract: Presented are improvements for speech recognition systems used to control devices. Features include two-stage confirmation, two-stage limited speech recognition mode, and two-stage wake-up for speech driven applications and systems. A headset computer device includes such staged confirmation operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Parkinson, Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Stephen A. Pombo, David B. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 9507772
    Abstract: A method of, and corresponding headset computer for, performing instant speech translation including, establishing a local network including a link between a first and a second headset computer in which preferred language settings of each headset computer are exchanged, transmitting captured speech in a first language from a first headset computer to a network-based speech recognition service to recognize and transcribe the captured speech as text, receiving the text at the first headset computer, broadcasting the text over the local network to at least the second headset computer, receiving the text at the second headset computer, transmitting the received text from the second headset computer to a network-based text translation service to translate the text to a text in a second language, receiving the text in the second language at the second headset computer from the network-based text translation service, and displaying the translated text at the second headset computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Parkinson, Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, David Bruce Ferguson, Stephen A. Pombo
  • Patent number: 9442290
    Abstract: A system performs stable control of moving devices (such as a helicopter or robot) with attached camera(s), providing live imagery back to a head-mounted computer (HMC). The HMC controls the moving device. The HMC user specifies a desired path or location for the moving device. Camera images enable the user-specified instructions to be followed accurately and the device's position to be maintained thereafter. A method of controlling a moving device with a headset computer includes analyzing, at the headset computer, at least one image received from the moving device to form an indication of change in position of the moving device. The method displays to a user of the headset computer the indication of change in position of the moving device. The method can additionally include enabling the user to control the moving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Parkinson, Stephen A. Pombo, Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, David Hollick
  • Patent number: 9417660
    Abstract: In one embodiment, collapsible head mounted computer (CHMC) transforms between a collapsed and headset form via joints embedded in the structure of the headset. Joints can be in the back or sides of the CHMC. The CHMC in the headset form is configured to be mounted on the user's head. The headset form presents the display in front of the user's eye, or in the peripheral vision of the user's eye. The CHMC in the collapsed form is designed to minimize empty space to fill a smaller volume. In this manner, the CHMC can be stored away easily. The CHMC may also include an electronics module enabling onboard processing or an onboard power source to operate electronics modules and a display without an outside electrical connection. The CMHC may also employ near field communication on circuit board near joints to allow for communication regardless of the form of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen A. Pombo, Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Temujin W. Kuechle, Raphael Hebert, David Diepersloot, David Bruce Ferguson
  • Patent number: 9378028
    Abstract: An example embodiment of the present invention includes a headset computing device (HSC) having a port for docking. When worn on a user's head, the HSC operates in a “headset” mode and behaves as a hands-free computing device. When docked with a docking station, the HSC operates in a “docked” mode and behaves as a conventional PC using a conventional PC monitor as a display output and keyboard and/or mouse input devices. Operating in the headset mode, the HSC can use automatic speech recognition and head-tracking features to recognize verbal and head-motion commands and presents to the user a specific set of hands-fee applications or application features. When in the docked mode, the headset computing device makes available a different set of applications or application features more suited to keyboard and mouse operation. A common data set stored in the headset memory supports both/all sets of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Christopher Parkinson
  • Patent number: 9369760
    Abstract: The present application relates to human/computer interfaces and more particularly to a wireless computing headset with one or more microdisplay devices that can provide hands-free remote control of attached or remote peripheral devices, systems and/or networks. A wireless hands-free video computing headset, and corresponding method, enabling communication with a host processor to provide the user omnipresent expertise is disclosed. The wireless hands-free video computing headset, which includes a microdisplay device to present information to the user graphically, communicates with a host processor to provide the user with an expert resource. The expert resource may take numerous forms, such as diagnostic software, or live human support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Christopher Parkinson
  • Patent number: 9351141
    Abstract: Operating conditions for a headset computer are used to detect a situation where an emergency response mode should be activated. In emergency response mode, the headset computer may then broadcast location, live (real time) audio and video/data streams, and record other information concerning a possible theft and/or other situation of interest to law enforcement and/or security services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 9316827
    Abstract: To assist with hands-free computing, the Head Mounted Display or Headset Computer utilizes a series of user configurable Home Pages that contain the shortcuts and widgets the user wants. This allows the user to design a user interface environment which gives him the information he wants, in the order he wants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Craig Lindley, James Woodall, David Niland, Jeffrey J. Jacobsen, Christopher Parkinson, Stephen A. Pombo
  • Patent number: D863299
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Jacobsen