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: 10062182
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to providing see-through computer display optics with improved content presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Haddick, John N. Border, Nima L. Shams
  • Patent number: 10036889
    Abstract: An imaging and display module for a head-worn computer provides displayed images to a user including a plurality of optical components and a plurality of electrical components that provide displayed images to a left eye and a right eye of the user, one or more cameras, and a rigid chassis comprising a box structure with high thermal conductivity sections, wherein the plurality of optical components are rigidly mounted to the chassis so that the displayed images are rigidly aligned relative to the cameras and to the left and right eyes of the user and the plurality of electrical components are mounted to the sections with high thermal conductivity to dissipate heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John N. Border, Kei Edgardo Yamamoto Kohatsu, Karim ElKatcha, John D. Haddick, Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Patent number: 10018837
    Abstract: Head-worn computers may include an optical chassis mechanically configured to provide a stable optical mounting reference plane and a plurality of image source reference planes, a first image source mounted on a first of the plurality of image source reference planes and configured to project first image light through a first hole in the stable optical mounting reference plane, a second image source mounted on a second of the plurality of image source reference planes and configured to project second image light through a second hole in the stable optical mounting reference plane, and an outer frame configured to hold the optical chassis such that, when worn by a user, the first and second image light is aligned with the eyes of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John N. Border, Kei Edgardo Yamamoto Kohatsu, Karim ElKatcha, John D. Haddick, Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Publication number: 20180190011
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a method, comprising: acquiring environmental real-time video from a camera system an environment; communicating the video to a content rendering engine; causing the rendering engine to generate, in real-time, a lighting model based on the video; rendering virtual content with lighting effects derived from the lighting model; and presenting, in real-time from a vantage point of a user of a head-worn see-through computer display, the virtual content in the environment such that its lighting and reflections appear to be consistent with the lighting and reflections from the environment, wherein the vantage point of the user is derived from a depth map derived from the camera system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Preston Platt, John D. Haddick
  • Publication number: 20180143451
    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: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Greg Hires, Nima L. Shams, John D. Haddick, Joseph Rejhon Duggan, Patrick John William Casey, Nicholas Polinko
  • Patent number: 9971156
    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: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John N. Border, Joseph Bietry, John D. Haddick
  • Publication number: 20180129056
    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: January 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Edward H. Nortrup, John N. Border, John D. Haddick
  • Patent number: 9933622
    Abstract: A compact head-worn display with multiply folded optics providing displayed images overlaid onto a see-through view of a surrounding environment includes a solid prism of a first material with an angled planar surface to fold an optical axis and one or more surfaces that provide optical power, one or more additional lens elements with optical power made of a second material that is different from the material of the solid prism, an image source that provides image light associated with the displayed images, a combiner that folds the optical axis and directs the image light toward a user's eye and wherein the multiply folded optics provide a more compact head-worn display and the first and second materials are selected to reduce a lateral color in the displayed images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John N. Border, Joseph Bietry, John D. Haddick
  • Patent number: 9927612
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to providing see-through computer display with improved optics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John N. Border, Joseph Bietry, John D. Haddick
  • Publication number: 20180067319
    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: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: John N. Border, Joseph Bietry, John D. Haddick
  • Publication number: 20180067314
    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: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Edward H. Nortrup, John N. Border, John D. Haddick
  • Patent number: 9910284
    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: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward H. Nortrup, John N. Border, John D. Haddick
  • Patent number: 9897822
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to temple and ear horn assemblies for head worn computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Greg Hires, Nima L. Shams, John D. Haddick, Joseph Rejhon Duggan, Patrick John William Casey, Nicholas Polinko
  • Patent number: 9875406
    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 eyepiece includes an adjustable wrap around extendable arm comprising a shape memory material for securing the position of the eyepiece on the user's head, wherein the extendable arm extends from an end of an eyepiece arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: John D. Haddick, Ralph F. Osterhout, Robert Michael Lohse
  • Patent number: 9843093
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to the stabilization of head-worn micro-Doppler antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Robert Michael Lohse, John D. Haddick, John N. Border
  • Publication number: 20170344114
    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 predictive control of external device based on an event input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse
  • Publication number: 20170329141
    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: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: John N. Border, Joseph Bietry, John D. Haddick
  • Publication number: 20170329138
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to eye illumination and capture systems and methods for use in head-worn computing systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventor: John D. Haddick
  • Patent number: 9811152
    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: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward H. Nortrup, John N. Border, Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse
  • Patent number: 9811153
    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: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward H. Nortrup, John N. Border, Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse