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).

  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190294261
    Abstract: A head-worn computer includes a camera system positioned to capture a surrounding environment in front of a user, a processor that identifies a position of a plurality of light emitters mounted on a hand-held controller from images captured by the camera system and tracks the position of the plurality of light emitters as the hand-held controller moves in the surrounding environment and interprets the tracked position as positional changes of the hand-held controller. The processor uses the position of the plurality of light emitters as markers in three dimensional space, the markers used as an anchor for virtual content presented in a see-through display of the head-worn computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Michael Lohse, John D. Haddick
  • Patent number: 10422995
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventor: John D. Haddick
  • Publication number: 20190278093
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for presenting digital content in a field of view of a head-worn computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, John N. Border, Nima L. Shams
  • Publication number: 20190250411
    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: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, Nima L. Shams, Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Patent number: 10379365
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to providing see-through computer display optics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John N. Border, Robert Michael Lohse, John D. Haddick, Nima L. Shams
  • Publication number: 20190041642
    Abstract: A head-worn see-through display includes a display panel adapted to generate image content light, a combiner adapted to reflect the image content light towards an eye of a user, wherein the combiner transmits scene light from a surrounding environment to the eye of the user, and an image expansion optic intermediate the display panel and the combiner. The image expansion optic includes a flat partially reflective and partially reflective surface (the “flat surface”), a curved partially reflective and partially reflective surface (the “curved surface”), and the flat surface adapted to reflect the image content light towards the curved surface and the curved surface adapted to reflect the image light back towards the flat surface, wherein the image light transmits through the flat surface towards the combiner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: John D. Haddick, Jean-Claude David Ramey de Sugny
  • Patent number: 10197801
    Abstract: Head-worn computers may include a rigid optical chassis mechanically configured to provide a stable optical mounting reference plane with an image source reference plane, a first image source mounted on the image source reference plane and configured to project a first image light from the stable optical mounting reference plane to a combiner positioned in front of a user's eye when the head-worn computer is worn by the user, an outer frame configured to hold the optical chassis such that, when worn by the user, the first image light is aligned with the eye of the user, and an arm rotatably mounted on the outer frame and adapted to be positioned on a user's ear, wherein the arm comprises a battery compartment and a wire connected to at least the first image source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John N. Border, Kei Edgardo Yamamoto Kohatsu, Karim ElKatcha, John D. Haddick, Ralph F. Osterhout
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10191284
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for the see-through computer display systems with a wide field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John N. Border, John D. Haddick
  • Publication number: 20190025589
    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: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventor: John D. Haddick
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190025590
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for the see-through computer display systems with integrated IR eye imaging technologies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventor: John D. Haddick
  • 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: 10152141
    Abstract: A head-worn computer includes a camera system positioned to capture a surrounding environment in front of a user, a processor that identifies a position of a plurality of light emitters mounted on a hand-held controller from images captured by the camera system and tracks the position of the plurality of light emitters as the hand-held controller moves in the surrounding environment and interprets the tracked position as positional changes of the hand-held controller. The processor uses the position of the plurality of light emitters as markers in three dimensional space, the markers used as an anchor for virtual content presented in a see-through display of the head-worn computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Michael Lohse, John D. Haddick
  • Patent number: 10139632
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John N. Border, Joseph Bietry, John D. Haddick
  • Patent number: 10139635
    Abstract: A method, includes receiving content to be delivered to a plurality of recipients, wherein each recipient of the plurality of recipients has a preference for the physical location at which the content is to be presented in the recipient's see-through head-worn display and a sender of the content has a preference for the physical location at which the content is to be presented to each recipient of the plurality of recipients, identifying a final physical location for the presentation of the content for each recipient of the plurality of recipients, wherein the final physical location is based on both the recipient's preference and the sender's preference and causing the content to be presented to each recipient of the plurality of recipients when each recipient is proximate the final physical location identified for the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, John N. Border, Nima L. Shams
  • Patent number: 10101588
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to speaker assemblies for head worn computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, Nima L. Shams, Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Publication number: 20180267302
    Abstract: Head-worn computers may include a rigid optical chassis mechanically configured to provide a stable optical mounting reference plane with an image source reference plane, a first image source mounted on the image source reference plane and configured to project a first image light from the stable optical mounting reference plane to a combiner positioned in front of a user's eye when the head-worn computer is worn by the user, an outer frame configured to hold the optical chassis such that, when worn by the user, the first image light is aligned with the eye of the user, and an arm rotatably mounted on the outer frame and adapted to be positioned on a user's ear, wherein the arm comprises a battery compartment and a wire connected to at least the first image source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: John N. Border, Kei Edgardo Yamamoto Kohatsu, Karim ElKatcha, John D. Haddick, Ralph F. Osterhout