Patents by Inventor Paul Lapstun

Paul Lapstun 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: 20190259319
    Abstract: A virtual window system, the system comprising a light field camera device and a light field display device arranged back-to-back, the light field camera device configured to capture an input light field video stream, the light field display device configured to display an output light field video stream based on the input light field video stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventor: Paul Lapstun
  • Publication number: 20190259320
    Abstract: A virtual window system, the system comprising a light field camera device and a light field display device arranged back-to-back, the light field camera device configured to capture an input light field video stream, the light field display device configured to display an output light field video stream based on the input light field video stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventor: Paul Lapstun
  • Patent number: 10311768
    Abstract: A virtual window system, the system comprising a light field camera device and a light field display device arranged back-to-back, the light field camera device configured to capture an input light field video stream, the light field display device configured to display an output light field video stream based on the input light field video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Paul Lapstun
  • Publication number: 20190166359
    Abstract: A method of displaying a light field to at least one viewer of a light field display device, the light field based on a 3D model, the light field display device comprising a plurality of spatially distributed display elements, the method including the steps of: (a) determining the viewpoints of the eyes of the at least one viewer relative to the display device; (b) for each eye viewpoint and each of a plurality of the display elements, rendering a partial view image representing a view of the 3D model from the eye viewpoint through the display element; and (c) displaying, via each display element, the set of partial view images rendered for that display element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventor: Paul Lapstun
  • Publication number: 20190162950
    Abstract: A head-mounted light field display device, the device comprising at least one multiplexed light field display module adapted to face an eye of a viewer wearing the device, the multiplexed light field display module comprising a light field view image generator and a waveguide with a set of shutters, the light field view image generator operable to generate, over time, a set of beams of light from a different one of a set of light field view images, the shuttered waveguide operable to transmit the set of beams and to open, over time, a different subset of the set of shutters, the subset corresponding to a position associated with the view image, thereby to emit the set of beams via the subset, thereby to display to the viewer a time-varying optical light field representative of the set of view images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventor: Paul Lapstun
  • Patent number: 10008141
    Abstract: The present invention provides a light field display device (300) comprising an array of light field display elements (310) populating a display surface, each display element (310) comprising: a beam generator (522) for generating an output beam of light; a radiance modulator (524) for modulating the radiance of the beam over time; a focus modulator (530) for modulating the focus of the beam over time; and a scanner (504, 506) for scanning the beam across a two-dimensional angular field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: Paul Lapstun
  • Patent number: 9965982
    Abstract: A near-eye light field display device for displaying a light field to at least one eye of a viewer, the device comprising an array of light field display elements, each display element adapted to display a time-varying light field view image, the display device configured to modulate the focus of the time-varying view image displayed by each display element according to a time-varying fixation depth of the at least one eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Paul Lapstun
  • Publication number: 20180084245
    Abstract: A light field display device comprising at least one multiplexed light field display module, the multiplexed light field display module comprising a view image generator, a waveguide, and a set of shutters spatially distributed along the waveguide, the view image generator optically coupled to the waveguide, the waveguide optically coupled to each shutter, the view image generator operable to generate a set of beams of light from one of a set of view images, the waveguide configured to transmit the set of beams along its length via internal reflection, each shutter operable to be switched between a closed state and an open state, the closed state of the shutter configured to prevent the beams from escaping the waveguide, the open state of the shutter configured to allow the beams to escape the waveguide, the module operable to generate, over time, the set of beams from a different one of the set of view images, and to open, over time, a different subset of the set of shutters, thereby to allow the set of beam
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventor: Paul Lapstun
  • Patent number: 9860522
    Abstract: A head-mounted light field display device, the device comprising at least one multiplexed light field display module adapted to face an eye of a viewer wearing the device, the multiplexed light field display module comprising a light field view image generator and a waveguide with a set of shutters, the light field view image generator operable to generate, over time, a set of beams of light from a different one of a set of light field view images, the shuttered waveguide operable to transmit the set of beams and to open, over time, a different subset of the set of shutters, the subset corresponding to a position associated with the view image, thereby to emit the set of beams via the subset, thereby to display to the viewer a time-varying optical light field representative of the set of view images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Paul Lapstun
  • Patent number: 9841563
    Abstract: A light field display device comprising at least one multiplexed light field display module, the multiplexed light field display module comprising a view image generator, a waveguide, and a set of shutters spatially distributed along the waveguide, the view image generator optically coupled to the waveguide, the waveguide optically coupled to each shutter, the view image generator operable to generate a set of beams of light from one of a set of view images, the waveguide configured to transmit the set of beams along its length via internal reflection, each shutter operable to be switched between a closed state and an open state, the closed state of the shutter configured to prevent the beams from escaping the waveguide, the open state of the shutter configured to allow the beams to escape the waveguide, the module operable to generate, over time, the set of beams from a different one of the set of view images, and to open, over time, a different subset of the set of shutters, thereby to allow the set of beam
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: Paul Lapstun
  • Patent number: 9824290
    Abstract: A method of creating a orthomosaic of a corridor area, the corridor area at least partially described by a corridor path, the method comprising flying an aircraft along a primary flight line approximating the corridor path and capturing a sequence of primary images; flying the aircraft along a secondary flight line substantially parallel to the corridor path and capturing a sequence of secondary images; identifying, in the primary images and secondary images, common features corresponding to common ground points; estimating, via bundle adjustment and from the common ground points, an exterior orientation associated with each primary image and a three-dimensional position associated with each ground point; orthorectifying, using at least some of the exterior orientations and at least some of the three-dimensional ground point positions, at least some of the primary images; and merging the orthorectified primary images to create the orthomosaic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: nearmap Australia Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew Millin, Russell Alan Rogers, Paul Lapstun
  • Publication number: 20170214907
    Abstract: A head-mounted light field display device, the device comprising at least one multiplexed light field display module adapted to face an eye of a viewer wearing the device, the multiplexed light field display module comprising a light field view image generator and a waveguide with a set of shutters, the light field view image generator operable to generate, over time, a set of beams of light from a different one of a set of light field view images, the shuttered waveguide operable to transmit the set of beams and to open, over time, a different subset of the set of shutters, the subset corresponding to a position associated with the view image, thereby to emit the set of beams via the subset, thereby to display to the viewer a time-varying optical light field representative of the set of view images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventor: Paul Lapstun
  • Patent number: 9706117
    Abstract: A system for capturing aerial images, the system comprising at least one camera unit, the at least one camera unit comprising at least one detail camera, the pointing direction of the at least one detail camera time-multiplexed via a steerable mirror to implement a virtual array of cameras with overlapping fields of view, thereby to allow the at least one detail camera to capture an extended field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: nearmap Australia Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Mark Harold Tarlinton, David Arnold Bleads
  • Publication number: 20170195569
    Abstract: A system for capturing aerial images, the system comprising four steerable detail camera modules, each steerable detail camera module comprising a detail camera and a beam-steering mechanism in an optical path of the detail camera module whereby the pointing direction of the detail camera is time-multiplexed to provide a wider effective field of view, the beam-steering mechanism comprising a first steerable mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: nearmap Australia Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Todd William Lupton, Mark Harold Tarlinton, David Arnold Bleads, Zoltan Toth, Andrew Millin
  • Patent number: 9641736
    Abstract: A system for capturing aerial images, the system comprising four steerable detail camera modules, each steerable detail camera module comprising a detail camera and a beam-steering mechanism in an optical path of the detail camera module whereby the pointing direction of the detail camera is time-multiplexed to provide a wider effective field of view, the beam-steering mechanism comprising a first steerable mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: nearmap Australia Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Todd William Lupton, Mark Harold Tarlinton, David Arnold Bleads, Zoltan Toth, Andrew Millin
  • Publication number: 20170004750
    Abstract: The present invention provides a light field display device (300) comprising an array of light field display elements (310) populating a display surface, each display element (310) comprising: a beam generator (522) for generating an output beam of light; a radiance modulator (524) for modulating the radiance of the beam over time; a focus modulator (530) for modulating the focus of the beam over time; and a scanner (504, 506) for scanning the beam across a two-dimensional angular field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventor: Paul Lapstun
  • Patent number: 9462185
    Abstract: A system for capturing aerial images, the system comprising at least one steerable camera module, the steerable camera module comprising a camera and a beam-steering mechanism in the optical path of the camera module whereby the pointing direction of the camera is time-multiplexed to provide a wider effective field of view, the beam-steering mechanism comprising a steerable mirror tilted with respect to an optical axis of the camera module, the steerable mirror adapted to spin about the optical axis to effect beam steering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: nearmap Australia Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Todd William Lupton, Mark Harold Tarlinton, David Arnold Bleads, Zoltan Toth, Andrew Millin
  • Patent number: 9456116
    Abstract: The present invention provides a light field display device (300) comprising an array of light field display elements (310) populating a display surface, each display element (310) comprising: a beam generator (522) for generating an output beam of light; a radiance modulator (524) for modulating the radiance of the beam over time; a focus modulator (530) for modulating the focus of the beam over time; and a scanner (504, 506) for scanning the beam across a two-dimensional angular field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Inventor: Paul Lapstun
  • Patent number: 9440750
    Abstract: A system for capturing aerial images, the system comprising at least one camera unit, the camera unit comprising a plurality of steerable detail camera modules, each steerable detail camera module comprising a detail camera and a beam-steering mechanism in the optical path of the camera whereby the pointing direction of the camera is time-multiplexed to provide a wider effective field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: nearmap Australia Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Lapstun, Todd William Lupton, Mark Harold Tarlinton, David Arnold Bleads, Zoltan Toth, Andrew Millin
  • Publication number: 20160229555
    Abstract: A method of creating a orthomosaic of a corridor area, the corridor area at least partially described by a corridor path, the method comprising flying an aircraft along a primary flight line approximating the corridor path and capturing a sequence of primary images; flying the aircraft along a secondary flight line substantially parallel to the corridor path and capturing a sequence of secondary images; identifying, in the primary images and secondary images, common features corresponding to common ground points; estimating, via bundle adjustment and from the common ground points, an exterior orientation associated with each primary image and a three-dimensional position associated with each ground point; orthorectifying, using at least some of the exterior orientations and at least some of the three-dimensional ground point positions, at least some of the primary images; and merging the orthorectified primary images to create the orthomosaic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: nearmap Australia Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew Millin, Russell Alan Rogers, Paul Lapstun