Patents by Inventor John D. Haddick

John D. Haddick 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: 20200292833
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and devices for receiving and presenting content. In an example method, content is received, the content to be delivered to a plurality of recipients. Each recipient of the plurality of recipients has a preference for a respective first physical location at which the content is to be presented on a display of a wearable head device associated with the recipient. A sender of the content has a preference for a second physical location at which the content is to be presented to the respective recipient of the plurality of recipients. A respective final physical location for the presentation of the content for the respective recipient of the plurality of recipients is identified. The respective final physical location is based on the respective recipient's preference and the sender's preference. It is determined whether the respective recipient is proximate to a zone associated with the respective final physical location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Ralph F. OSTERHOUT, John D. HADDICK, Robert Michael LOHSE, John N. BORDER, Nima L. SHAMS
  • Patent number: 10775630
    Abstract: An optical system for a head-worn computer includes an upper optical module adapted to convert illumination into image light by illuminating a reflective display through a field lens, wherein the image light is transmitted back through the field lens, then through a partially reflective partially transmissive surface and into a lower optic module adapted to present the image light to an eye of a user wearing the head-worn computer and the upper optical module being positioned within a housing for the head-worn computer and having a height of less than 24 mm, as measured from the reflective display to the bottom edge of the rotationally curved partial mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: John N. Border, Joseph Bietry, John D. Haddick
  • Patent number: 10732434
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to a head-worn computer having a see-through computer display, a frame mechanically adapted to hold the see-through computer, a first side arm pivotally attached to the frame and adapted to hold the head-worn computer in place on a head of the user, wherein the first side arm comprises a temple section and an ear horn section and the temple section further comprising a compartment adapted to contain a battery, wherein the battery powers the see-through computer display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Greg Hires, Nima L. Shams, John D. Haddick, Joseph Rejhon Duggan, Patrick John William Casey, Nicholas Polinko
  • Publication number: 20200233221
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to speaker assemblies for head worn computers, including speaker assemblies in a temple portion of a head-worn computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: John D. HADDICK, Robert Michael LOHSE, Nima L. SHAMS, Ralph F. OSTERHOUT
  • Publication number: 20200234504
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for the see-through computer display systems with an extended field of view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: John D. HADDICK, Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Publication number: 20200225485
    Abstract: An optical system for a head-worn computer includes an upper optical module adapted to convert illumination into image light by illuminating a reflective display through a field lens, wherein the image light is transmitted back through the field lens, then through a partially reflective partially transmissive surface and into a lower optic module adapted to present the image light to an eye of a user wearing the head-worn computer and the upper optical module being positioned within a housing for the head-worn computer and having a height of less than 24 mm, as measured from the reflective display to the bottom edge of the rotationally curved partial mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: John N. BORDER, Joseph BIETRY, John D. HADDICK
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20200201040
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to optical systems with ergonomic presentation of content for use in head-worn computing systems. A method for controlling a head-worn computer when viewing virtual images, including image content, that encourages an ergonomic head position to reduce neck pain, includes determining an angle of the head-worn computer relative to horizontal, determining an angle of a line of sight to the center of the virtual image as presented to a user's eye, determining a deviation between the determined angle of the line of sight and a predetermined ergonomic angle, and shifting the image content of the virtual image vertically as displayed to the user's eye so that a portion of the image content is not viewable, wherein the amount of shifting is in reverse correspondence to the magnitude of the determined deviation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Nima L. SHAMS, John N. BORDER, John D. HADDICK
  • Publication number: 20200192089
    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. The optical assembly includes absorptive polarizers or anti-reflective coatings to reduce stray light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John D. Haddick, Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Patent number: 10684687
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to providing see-through computer display optics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Robert Michael Lohse, Nima L. Shams, John D. Haddick, John N. Border
  • Patent number: 10667981
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate aids for the visually impaired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John N. Border, John D. Haddick, Ed Riehle
  • Patent number: 10663740
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and devices for receiving and presenting content. In an example method, content is received, the content to be delivered to a plurality of recipients. Each recipient of the plurality of recipients has a preference for a respective first physical location at which the content is to be presented on a display of a wearable head device associated with the recipient. A sender of the content has a preference for a second physical location at which the content is to be presented to the respective recipient of the plurality of recipients. A respective final physical location for the presentation of the content for the respective recipient of the plurality of recipients is identified. The respective final physical location is based on the respective recipient's preference and the sender's preference. It is determined whether the respective recipient is proximate to a zone associated with the respective final physical location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, John N. Border, Nima L. Shams
  • Patent number: 10649220
    Abstract: A method includes retrieving personal information relating to a user of a head-worn computer, wherein the personal information provides an indication of a type of physical structure in the environment that interests the user, selecting a geo-spatial location for digital content to be presented to the user based at least in part on the indication of the type of physical structure in the environment that interests the user, selecting a physical attribute proximate the geo-spatial location based at least in part on the personal information and presenting, based on data indicative that the user is near the geo-spatial location, the digital content in a see-through display of the head-worn computer such that the digital content is perceived by the user to be associated with the physical attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, John N. Border, Nima L. Shams
  • Patent number: 10634922
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to speaker assemblies for head worn computers, including speaker assemblies in a temple portion of a head-worn computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, Nima L. Shams, Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Publication number: 20200096768
    Abstract: Embodiments include a head-worn display including a display panel sized and positioned to produce a field of view to present digital content to an eye of a user, and a processor adapted to present the digital content to the display panel such that the digital content is only presented in a portion of the field of view, the portion being in the middle of the field of view such that horizontally opposing edges of the field of view are blank areas. The processor is adapted to shift the digital content into one of the blank areas to adjust the convergence distance of the digital content and thereby change the perceived distance from the user to the digital content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: John N. Border, Joseph Bietry, John D. Haddick
  • Patent number: 10591728
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to optical systems with ergonomic presentation of content for use in head-worn computing systems. A method for controlling a head-worn computer when viewing virtual images, including image content, that encourages an ergonomic head position to reduce neck pain, includes determining an angle of the head-worn computer relative to horizontal, determining an angle of a line of sight to the center of the virtual image as presented to a user's eye, determining a deviation between the determined angle of the line of sight and a predetermined ergonomic angle, and shifting the image content of the virtual image vertically as displayed to the user's eye so that a portion of the image content is not viewable, wherein the amount of shifting is in reverse correspondence to the magnitude of the determined deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: MENTOR ACQUISITION ONE, LLC
    Inventors: Nima L. Shams, John N. Border, John D. Haddick
  • Publication number: 20200073128
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for the see-through computer display systems. In embodiments, the systems and methods use curved display panels to generate image light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventor: John D. HADDICK
  • Patent number: 10564426
    Abstract: An optical system for a head-worn computer includes an upper optical module adapted to convert illumination into image light by illuminating a reflective display through a field lens, wherein the image light is transmitted back through the field lens, then through a partially reflective partially transmissive surface and into a lower optic module adapted to present the image light to an eye of a user wearing the head-worn computer and the upper optical module being positioned within a housing for the head-worn computer and having a height of less than 24 mm, as measured from the reflective display to the bottom edge of the rotationally curved partial mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: John N. Border, Joseph Bietry, John D. Haddick
  • Publication number: 20200041802
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to providing see-through computer display optics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Ralph F. OSTERHOUT, John N. Border, Robert Michael Lohse, John D. Haddick, Nima L. Shams
  • Patent number: 10539787
    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. The optical assembly includes absorptive polarizers or anti-reflective coatings to reduce stray light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: John D. Haddick, Ralph F. Osterhout