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: 9811159
    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: 9798148
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for providing high quality display images in see-through head-worn optics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John N. Border, Joseph Bietry, John D. Haddick
  • Publication number: 20170285350
    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. A method involves pre-setting a geo-spatial location where content will be displayed to a user of a see-through head-worn display, establishing a region proximate the geo-spatial location, causing a marker recognition system of the head-worn see-through display to activate when data indicates that the see-through head-worn display is within the region, wherein the marker recognition system monitors a surrounding environment to identify a marker that will act as a virtual anchor for the presentation of the content, and causing the marker recognition system to de-activate when the marker recognition system identifies the marker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, John N. Border, Nima L. Shams
  • Patent number: 9766463
    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: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John N. Border, Joseph Bietry, John D. Haddick
  • Patent number: 9759917
    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 sensor triggered interface to external devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, Charles Cella, Robert J. Nortrup, Edward H. Nortrup
  • Publication number: 20170256029
    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: March 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Nima L. Shams, John N. Border, John D. Haddick
  • Publication number: 20170249860
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate aids for the visually impaired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Ed Riehle, John D. Haddick, John N. Border
  • Publication number: 20170248788
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate aids for the visually impaired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John N. Border, John D. Haddick, Ed Riehle
  • Publication number: 20170246070
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate aids for the visually impaired. An apparatus to assist a visually impaired person in navigating an environment includes a head-worn computer, a radar system mounted on the head-worn computer and positioned to measure distances to objects in the environment within an angular field in front of the visually impaired person wearing the head-worn computer, and a processor adapted to process the measured distances from the radar system and to identify objects in the environment that are within the angular field in front of the visually impaired person. The processor is further adapted to generate feedback cues to the visually impaired person in correspondence to the measured distances within the angular field in front of the visually impaired person as the visually impaired person moves his head from side to side while navigating the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John N. Border, John D. Haddick
  • Patent number: 9746686
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for calibrating the position of content in a see-through head-worn display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventor: John D. Haddick
  • Patent number: 9746676
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to providing see-through computer display optics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John N. Border, Robert Michael Lohse, John D. Haddick, Nima L. Shams
  • Publication number: 20170243561
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a method for improving color rendition in images displayed to a user of a head-worn computer as digital images with colored subpixels, the method including determining the colors associated with each color filter in the color filter array, determining the subpixels positioned under each color filter in the color filter array along the chief ray angles sampled by the lens, shifting the digital code values between subpixels in the digital image to provide a modified digital image, wherein digital code values within the modified image are positioned at the determined subpixels positioned under each color filter along the chief ray angles sampled by the lens in correspondence to the colored subpixels in the digital image, and displaying the modified digital image in the head-worn computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: John N. Border, John D. Haddick
  • Publication number: 20170242256
    Abstract: Aspects of a head-worn computer with improved color rendition include an image source with pixels, comprising subpixels, emitting a white light associated with digital content of a displayed image and a color filter array wherein a color filter is positioned above each subpixel to provide a colored image light from each subpixel, a lens for displaying an image within a field of view, comprising colored image light from the subpixels, to a user using the head-worn computer, wherein the lens samples the colored image light from each of the subpixels to provide the displayed image to the user, wherein a chief ray angle is associated with the colored light as sampled by the lens, and an optical film positioned on top of the color filter array that repoints the colored image light from the color filters in correspondence to the chief ray angles sampled by the lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: John N. Border, John D. Haddick, Joseph Bietry
  • Publication number: 20170242255
    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: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: John N. Border, John D. Haddick
  • Publication number: 20170242251
    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: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: John N. Border, Joseph Bietry, John D. Haddick
  • Patent number: 9740280
    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: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward H. Nortrup, John N. Border, Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse
  • Publication number: 20170235134
    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: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: John N. Border, Kei Edgardo Yamamoto Kohatsu, Karim ElKatcha, John D. Haddick, Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Publication number: 20170235133
    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: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: John N. Border, Kei Edgardo Yamamoto Kohatsu, Karim ElKatcha, John D. Haddick, Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Publication number: 20170219831
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to speaker assemblies for head worn computers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, Nima L. Shams, Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Publication number: 20170220865
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to providing see-through computer display optics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John N. Border, Robert Michael Lohse, John D. Haddick, Nima L. Shams