Patents by Inventor Miller Harry SCHUCK, III

Miller Harry SCHUCK, III 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: 20220206301
    Abstract: An optical system for an augmented reality head mounted display eyepiece that is configured to deliver images to the eye wherein the optical system includes optics. The optics are disposed so as to receive light output from the light source. The optics further arranged with respect to a spatial light modulator such that the light received from the light source passes through the optics and illuminates the spatial light modulator. The light illuminating the spatial light modulator is redirected back through the optics and is coupled into at least one waveguide through at least one in-coupling optical element. At least a portion of the coupled light is ejected from at least one waveguide by at least one out-coupling optical element and directed to the eye of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Kevin Richard Curtis, Bradley Jay Sissom, Hui-Chuan Cheng, Miller Harry Schuck, III, Samarth Bhargava, Erik Heath Arend
  • Publication number: 20220146421
    Abstract: A method for determining a residual retardance of an LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) panel includes transmitting a light beam to the LCOS panel at an angle of incidence and measuring an intensity of a reflected light beam. The method includes biasing the LCOS panel in a dark state and measuring a dark state intensity of the reflected light beam. The method also includes biasing the LCOS panel in a bright state, and measuring a bright state intensity of the reflected light beam. A residual retardance of the LCOS panel is determined based on a contrast ratio of the bright state intensity and the dark state intensity. The method can also include selecting a compensator for the LCOS panel based on the residual retardance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Heath Arend, Volker Zagolla, Carlos Alberto Macias Romero, Bradley Jay Sissom, Miller Harry Schuck, III, Heidi Leising Hall
  • Patent number: 11256093
    Abstract: An optical system for an augmented reality head mounted display eyepiece that is configured to deliver images to the eye wherein the optical system includes optics. The optics are disposed so as to receive light output from the light source. The optics further arranged with respect to a spatial light modulator such that the light received from the light source passes through the optics and illuminates the spatial light modulator. The light illuminating the spatial light modulator is redirected back through the optics and is coupled into at least one waveguide through at least one in-coupling optical element. At least a portion of the coupled light is ejected from at least one waveguide by at least one out-coupling optical element and directed to the eye of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Richard Curtis, Bradley Jay Sissom, Hui-Chuan Cheng, Miller Harry Schuck, III, Samarth Bhargava, Erik Heath Arend
  • Publication number: 20210407365
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for improving the color uniformity of a display of a display device. A plurality of images of the display are captured using an image capture device. The plurality of images are captured in a color space, with each image corresponding to one of a plurality of color channels. A global white balance is performed to the plurality of images to obtain a plurality of normalized images. A local white balance is performed to the plurality of normalized images to obtain a plurality of correction matrices. Performing the local white balance includes defining a set of weighting factors based on a figure of merit and computing a plurality of weighted images based on the plurality of normalized images and the set of weighting factors. The plurality of correction matrices are computed based on the plurality of weighted images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Applicant: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Messer, Miller Harry Schuck, III, Nicholas Ihle Morley, Po-Kang Huang, Nukul Sanjay Shah, Marshall Charles Capps, Robert Blake Taylor
  • Publication number: 20210231947
    Abstract: An eyepiece for projecting an image includes a first planar waveguide positioned in a first lateral plane. The first planar waveguide comprises a first diffractive optical element (DOE) disposed at a first lateral position. The eyepiece also includes a second planar waveguide positioned in a second lateral plane adjacent to the first lateral plane. The second planar waveguide comprises a second DOE disposed at a second lateral position different from the first lateral position. The eyepiece further includes a third planar waveguide positioned in a third lateral plane adjacent to the second lateral plane. The third planar waveguide comprises a third DOE disposed at a third lateral position different from the first lateral position and the second lateral position. The eyepiece also includes an optical filter positioned between the second planar waveguide and the third planar waveguide. The optical filter is disposed at the third lateral position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Miller Harry Schuck, III, Kevin Richard Curtis, Hui-Chuan Cheng, Bradley Jay Sissom, Paul M. Greco, William Hudson Welch, Eric C. Browy
  • Publication number: 20210215536
    Abstract: A method for characterizing a digital color camera includes, for each of three primary colors used in a field sequential color virtual image, determining a conversion model for each color using RGB values and the color-measurement values. For each primary color, the method includes illuminating a display device using an input light beam of a primary color having spectral properties representative of a light beam in a virtual image in a wearable device. The method includes capturing, with the digital color camera, an image of the display device, and determining, from the image, RGB values for each primary color. The method includes capturing, with a color-measurement device, a color-measurement value associated with each corresponding primary color at the display device, thereby acquiring a color-measurement value in an absolute color space. A conversion model for each color is determined using RGB values and the color-measurement values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Miller Harry Schuck, III, Lei Zhang, Etienne Gregoire Grossmann, Nukul Sanjay Shah, Ohad Zohar, Robert Zito, Nicholas Ihle Morley, Jason Schaefer, Zhiheng Jia, Eric C. Browy, Marshall Charles Capps, Kazunori Tanaka, Grace Vesom, John Monos
  • Patent number: 11016292
    Abstract: An eyepiece unit with optical filters includes a set of waveguide layers including a first waveguide layer and a second waveguide layer. The first waveguide layer is disposed in a first lateral plane and includes a first incoupling diffractive element disposed at a first lateral position, a first waveguide, and a first outcoupling diffractive element. The second waveguide layer is disposed in a second lateral plane adjacent to the first lateral plane and includes a second incoupling diffractive element disposed at a second lateral position, a second waveguide, and a second outcoupling diffractive element. The eyepiece unit also includes a set of optical filters including a first optical filter positioned at the first lateral position and operable to attenuate light outside a first spectral band and a second optical filter positioned at the second lateral position and operable to attenuate light outside a second spectral band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Miller Harry Schuck, III, Kevin Richard Curtis, Hui-Chuan Cheng, Bradley Jay Sissom, Paul M. Greco, William Hudson Welch, Eric C. Browy
  • Publication number: 20200409156
    Abstract: A viewing optics assembly comprising a spatial light modulator is configured to rotate the spatial light modulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Bradley Jay Sissom, Kevin Richard Curtis, Hui-Chuan Cheng, Miller Harry Schuck, III, Samarth Bhargava
  • Publication number: 20190179149
    Abstract: An optical system for an augmented reality head mounted display eyepiece that is configured to deliver images to the eye wherein the optical system includes optics. The optics are disposed so as to receive light output from the light source. The optics further arranged with respect to a spatial light modulator such that the light received from the light source passes through the optics and illuminates the spatial light modulator. The light illuminating the spatial light modulator is redirected back through the optics and is coupled into at least one waveguide through at least one in-coupling optical element. At least a portion of the coupled light is ejected from at least one waveguide by at least one out-coupling optical element and directed to the eye of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin Richard Curtis, Bradley Jay Sissom, Hui-Chuan Cheng, Miller Harry Schuck, III, Samarth Bhargava, Erik Heath Arend
  • Publication number: 20180231771
    Abstract: An eyepiece unit with optical filters includes a set of waveguide layers including a first waveguide layer and a second waveguide layer. The first waveguide layer is disposed in a first lateral plane and includes a first incoupling diffractive element disposed at a first lateral position, a first waveguide, and a first outcoupling diffractive element. The second waveguide layer is disposed in a second lateral plane adjacent to the first lateral plane and includes a second incoupling diffractive element disposed at a second lateral position, a second waveguide, and a second outcoupling diffractive element. The eyepiece unit also includes a set of optical filters including a first optical filter positioned at the first lateral position and operable to attenuate light outside a first spectral band and a second optical filter positioned at the second lateral position and operable to attenuate light outside a second spectral band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Miller Harry SCHUCK, III, Kevin Richard CURTIS, Hui-Chuan CHENG, Bradley Jay SISSOM, Paul M. GRECO, William Hudson WELCH, Eric C. BROWY