Patents by Inventor Michael Klug

Michael Klug 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: 10336968
    Abstract: Storage-stable compositions comprising soil release polymers. Compositions are described comprising A) of from 45 to 55% by weight of one or more polyesters according to the following formula (I) wherein R and R2 independently of one another are X—(OC2H4) n—(OC3H6)m wherein X is C1-4alkyl, the —(OC2H4) groups and the —(OC3H6) groups are arranged block-wise and the block consisting of the —(OC3H6) groups is bound to a COO group or are HO—(C3H6) n is based on a molar average a number of from 12 to 120, m is based on a molar average a number of from 1 to 10, and a is based on a molar average a number of from 4 to 9, and B) of from 10 to 30% by weight of one or more alcohols selected from the group consisting of ethylene glycol, 1,2-propylene glycol, 1,3 -propylene glycol, 1,2 -butylene glycol, 1,3 -butylene glycol, 1,4 -butylene glycol and butyl glycol and C) of from 24 to 42% by weight of water, the amounts in each case being based on the total weight of the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert John Carswell, Carsten Cohrs, Richard Michael Craven, David Philip Jones, Peter Eugen Klug, Helen Elspeth Lyon, Peter Helmut Erich Naumann, Alyn James Parry, Henricus Wilhelmus Ida Peerlings, Alastair Richard Sanderson, Andrew Wynne
  • Publication number: 20190094536
    Abstract: Several unique configurations for interferometric recording of volumetric phase diffractive elements with relatively high angle diffraction for use in waveguides are disclosed. Separate layer EPE and OPE structures produced by various methods may be integrated in side-by-side or overlaid constructs, and multiple such EPE and OPE structures may be combined or multiplexed to exhibit EPE/OPE functionality in a single, spatially-coincident layer. Multiplexed structures reduce the total number of layers of materials within a stack of eyepiece optics, each of which may be responsible for displaying a given focal depth range of a volumetric image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Robert D. TEKOLSTE, Michael KLUG
  • Patent number: 10175478
    Abstract: Several unique configurations for interferometric recording of volumetric phase diffractive elements with relatively high angle diffraction for use in waveguides are disclosed. Separate layer EPE and OPE structures produced by various methods may be integrated in side-by-side or overlaid constructs, and multiple such EPE and OPE structures may be combined or multiplexed to exhibit EPE/OPE functionality in a single, spatially-coincident layer. Multiplexed structures reduce the total number of layers of materials within a stack of eyepiece optics, each of which may be responsible for displaying a given focal depth range of a volumetric image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Tekolste, Michael Klug
  • Publication number: 20180267309
    Abstract: An imaging system includes a light source configured to produce a plurality of spatially separated light beams. The system also includes an injection optical system configured to modify the plurality of beams, such that respective pupils formed by beams of the plurality exiting from the injection optical system are spatially separated from each other. The system further includes a light-guiding optical element having an in-coupling grating configured to admit a first beam of the plurality into the light-guiding optical element while excluding a second beam of the plurality from the light-guiding optical element, such that the first beam propagates by substantially total internal reflection through the light-guiding optical element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Applicant: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Klug, Scott C. Cahall, Hyunsun Chung
  • Publication number: 20180172998
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved diffraction structure for 3D display systems. The improved diffraction structure includes an intermediate layer that resides between a waveguide substrate and a top grating surface. The top grating surface comprises a first material that corresponds to a first refractive index value, the underlayer comprises a second material that corresponds to a second refractive index value, and the substrate comprises a third material that corresponds to a third refractive index value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. TEKOLSTE, Michael A. KLUG, Paul M. GRECO, Brian T. SCHOWENGERDT
  • Publication number: 20180149796
    Abstract: A multi-waveguide optical structure, including multiple waveguides stacked to intercept light passing sequentially through each waveguide, each waveguide associated with a differing color and a differing depth of plane, each waveguide including: a first adhesive layer, a substrate having a first index of refraction, and a patterned layer positioned such that the first adhesive layer is between the patterned layer and the substrate, the first adhesive layer providing adhesion between the patterned layer and the substrate, the patterned layer having a second index of refraction less than the first index of refraction, the patterned layer defining a diffraction grating, wherein a field of view associated with the waveguide is based on the first and the second indices of refraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Frank Y. Xu, Michael Nevin Miller, Kang Luo, Vikramjit Singh, Michael Klug
  • Patent number: 9915826
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved diffraction structure for 3D display systems. The improved diffraction structure includes an intermediate layer that resides between a waveguide substrate and a top grating surface. The top grating surface comprises a first material that corresponds to a first refractive index value, the underlayer comprises a second material that corresponds to a second refractive index value, and the substrate comprises a third material that corresponds to a third refractive index value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Tekolste, Michael A. Klug, Paul M. Greco, Brian T. Schowengerdt
  • Patent number: 9541998
    Abstract: An electronic system includes a reflective film including a diffraction grating configured to reflect an image within a reflective grating spectra at a reflection angle; and an image capture unit positioned at a device orientation to capture the image reflected from the reflective film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael A. Klug, Henry Holtzman, Jaewoo Chung, Anette Freiin von Kapri, Michael Lapinski
  • Publication number: 20160327789
    Abstract: An imaging system includes a light source configured to produce a plurality of spatially separated light beams. The system also includes an injection optical system configured to modify the plurality of beams, such that respective pupils formed by beams of the plurality exiting from the injection optical system are spatially separated from each other. The system further includes a light-guiding optical element having an in-coupling grating configured to admit a first beam of the plurality into the light-guiding optical element while excluding a second beam of the plurality from the light-guiding optical element, such that the first beam propagates by substantially total internal reflection through the light-guiding optical element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Klug, Scott C. Cahall, Hyunsun Chung
  • Publication number: 20160266387
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved diffraction structure for 3D display systems. The improved diffraction structure includes an intermediate layer that resides between a waveguide substrate and a top grating surface. The top grating surface comprises a first material that corresponds to a first refractive index value, the underlayer comprises a second material that corresponds to a second refractive index value, and the substrate comprises a third material that corresponds to a third refractive index value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Applicant: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Tekolste, Michael A. Klug, Paul M. Greco, Brian T. Schowengerdt
  • Publication number: 20160227164
    Abstract: An electronic system includes a reflective film including a diffraction grating configured to reflect an image within a reflective grating spectra at a reflection angle; and an image capture unit positioned at a device orientation to capture the image reflected from the reflective film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Michael A. Klug, Henry Holtzman, Jaewoo Chung, Anette Freiin von Kapri, Michael Lapinski
  • Publication number: 20160216416
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved diffraction structure for 3D display systems. The improved diffraction structure includes an intermediate layer that resides between a waveguide substrate and a top grating surface. The top grating surface comprises a first material that corresponds to a first refractive index value, the underlayer comprises a second material that corresponds to a second refractive index value, and the substrate comprises a third material that corresponds to a third refractive index value. According to additional embodiments, improved approaches are provided to implement deposition of imprint materials onto a substrate, which allow for very precise distribution and deposition of different imprint patterns onto any number of substrate surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Tekolste, Michael A. Klug, Paul M. Greco, Brian T. Schowengerdt
  • Publication number: 20160044303
    Abstract: Display devices can be used to provide display functionality in dynamic autostereoscopic displays. One or more display devices are coupled to one or more appropriate computing devices. These computing devices control delivery of autostereoscopic image data to the display devices. A lens array coupled to the display devices, e.g., directly or through some light delivery device, provides appropriate conditioning of the autostereoscopic image data so that users can view dynamic autostereoscopic images. Methods and systems for calibrating a hogel display are also described, including generating calibration hogel data corresponding to a calibration pattern; generating a hogel light field from the calibration hogel data; detecting the hogel light field; and determining calibration data by analyzing a set of hogel properties in response to detecting the hogel light field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Mark E. Lucente, Tizhi Huang, Thomas L. Burnett, III, Michael A. Klug, Anthony W. Heath, Mark E. Holzbach
  • Publication number: 20150346490
    Abstract: Several unique configurations for interferometric recording of volumetric phase diffractive elements with relatively high angle diffraction for use in waveguides are disclosed. Separate layer EPE and OPE structures produced by various methods may be integrated in side-by-side or overlaid constructs, and multiple such EPE and OPE structures may be combined or multiplexed to exhibit EPE/OPE functionality in a single, spatially-coincident layer. Multiplexed structures reduce the total number of layers of materials within a stack of eyepiece optics, each of which may be responsible for displaying a given focal depth range of a volumetric image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Robert D. TEKOLSTE, Michael KLUG
  • Publication number: 20150296203
    Abstract: Display devices can be used to provide display functionality in dynamic autostereoscopic displays. One or more display devices are coupled to one or more appropriate computing devices. These computing devices control delivery of autostereoscopic image data to the display devices. A lens array coupled to the display devices, e.g., directly or through some light delivery device, provides appropriate conditioning of the autostereoscopic image data so that users can view dynamic autostereoscopic images. Methods and systems for calibrating a hogel display are also described, including generating calibration hogel data corresponding to a calibration pattern; generating a hogel light field from the calibration hogel data; detecting the hogel light field; and determining calibration data by analyzing a set of hogel properties in response to detecting the hogel light field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Mark E. Lucente, Tizhi Huang, Thomas L. Burnett, III, Michael A. Klug, Anthony W. Heath, Mark E. Holzbach
  • Patent number: 8942904
    Abstract: An emergency brake assistance system includes: a collision risk detection unit (12) to detect a risk of collision with an object in front of the vehicle, based on data from an environment sensor (14) for recording objects in front of the vehicle and data from an accelerator sensor (16) for recording an intention to accelerate by the driver; and a collision avoidance unit (18) to implement measures to prevent a potential collision with the object in front of the vehicle, based on data from the collision risk detection unit. The system temporarily deactivates, for a specified time duration, an override condition of a safety concept of the system when the accelerator sensor records the driver's intention to accelerate and the vehicle speed is below a specified speed threshold. Thus the driver's acceleration command when setting the vehicle in motion temporarily cannot override an automatic actuation of the emergency brake system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Daniel Foerster, Michael Klug, Andreas Hartmann, Thomas Weiss
  • Patent number: 8665505
    Abstract: Pre-sensitization techniques can be used in conjunction with holographic recording materials to allow high quality holographic stereograms to be recorded in those holographic recording materials using pulsed lasers. Various hologram production system hardware and software designs for use with pulsed lasers can be used with the pre-sensitization techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Zebra Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Newswanger, Pankaj Lad, Robert L. Sitton, Qiang Huang, Michael A. Klug, Mark E. Holzbach
  • Patent number: 8564865
    Abstract: Hologram production techniques can combine source data representing realistic information describing an environment with source data providing representational information describing a feature of the environment and/or some object interacting with the environment. The combined data is used to produce holograms, and particularly holographic stereograms including features that enhance the visualization of the environment depicted in hologram. A haptic interface can be used in conjunction with such holograms to further aid use of the hologram, and to provide an interface to secondary information provided by a computer and related to the images depicted in the hologram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Zabra Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Klug, Mark E. Holzbach, Craig Newswanger
  • Publication number: 20120287490
    Abstract: Methods and systems for displaying 3D imaging data, including providing 3D imaging sensor data, processing the 3D imaging sensor data, the processing being configured to modify the 3D imaging sensor data into a modified format suitable for a hogel light modulator, and providing the modified 3D imaging data to the hogel light modulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: Zebra Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Klug, Thomas L. Bumett, III, Michael E. Weiblen
  • Publication number: 20120265418
    Abstract: The invention relates to an emergency brake assistance system (10) for assisting a driver of a vehicle when setting the vehicle in motion, comprising a collision risk detection unit (12) which is designed to detect a risk of collision with an object in front of the vehicle, based on data from an environment sensor system (14) for recording objects in front of the vehicle and data from an accelerator sensor system (16) for recording an intention to accelerate by the driver, and a collision avoidance unit (18) which is designed to implement measures to prevent a potential collision with the object in front of the vehicle, based on data from the collision risk detection unit, wherein the emergency brake assistance system (10) is designed to temporarily implement for a specified time duration a deactivation of a cancellation and activation suppression condition of a safety concept when recording an intention to accelerate by the driver at a vehicle speed which is lower than a specified speed threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Daniel Foerster, Michael Klug, Andreas Hartmann, Thomas Weiss