Patents by Inventor Ralph F. Osterhout

Ralph F. Osterhout 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: 20200249733
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to thermal management systems for head-worn computers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Ralph F. OSTERHOUT, Robert Michael LOHSE, Michael Van HUYNH
  • Patent number: 10732434
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Greg Hires, Nima L. Shams, John D. Haddick, Joseph Rejhon Duggan, Patrick John William Casey, Nicholas Polinko
  • Publication number: 20200241302
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a computer display stray-light suppression system for a head-worn computer comprising an eye cover including a flexible material with a perimeter, wherein the perimeter is formed to substantially encapsulate an eye of a person, and the eye cover including an attachment system adapted to removably and replaceably attach to a perimeter of the head-worn computer to suppress light emitted from a computer display in the head-worn computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John N. BORDER, Edward H. NORTRUP
  • Publication number: 20200234504
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for the see-through computer display systems with an extended field of view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: John D. HADDICK, Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Publication number: 20200233221
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to speaker assemblies for head worn computers, including speaker assemblies in a temple portion of a head-worn computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: John D. HADDICK, Robert Michael LOHSE, Nima L. SHAMS, Ralph F. OSTERHOUT
  • Publication number: 20200209632
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to modular expansion systems for use in head-worn computing systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Ralph F. OSTERHOUT, Robert Michael LOHSE
  • Patent number: 10698212
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to external user interfaces used in connection with head worn computers (HWC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Robert Michael Lohse, Manuel Antonio Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10698223
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an eye cover adapted to be removably mounted on a head-worn computer with a see-through computer display and a flexible audio headset mounted to the eye cover. The flexible audio headset is mounted to the eye cover with a magnetic connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Robert Michael Lohse
  • Publication number: 20200201050
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for the see-through computer display systems with adjustable-zoom cameras positioned such that their respective capture fields-of-view at least partially overlap at a target distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Ralph F. OSTERHOUT, Robert Michael LOHSE
  • Publication number: 20200201053
    Abstract: In some examples of the disclosure, a head-worn computer is disclosed. In some examples, the head-worn computer comprises a first side arm comprising a temple section and an ear horn section, the temple section comprising a first-side securing attachment system, and the ear horn section comprising a second-side securing attachment system adapted to mate with the first-side securing attachment system, wherein the first-side and second-side securing attachment systems are adapted to secure the ear horn section to the temple section with a rotation of a pin member, wherein the rotation mechanically interconnects the pin member with a pin securing mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventor: Ralph F. OSTERHOUT
  • Publication number: 20200192089
    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 optical assembly includes absorptive polarizers or anti-reflective coatings to reduce stray light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John D. Haddick, Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Patent number: 10684478
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relates to user interface systems and methods for use in head-worn computing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventor: Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Patent number: 10684687
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to providing see-through computer display optics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Robert Michael Lohse, Nima L. Shams, John D. Haddick, John N. Border
  • Patent number: 10667981
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate aids for the visually impaired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John N. Border, John D. Haddick, Ed Riehle
  • Patent number: 10663740
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and devices for receiving and presenting content. In an example method, content is received, the content to be delivered to a plurality of recipients. Each recipient of the plurality of recipients has a preference for a respective first physical location at which the content is to be presented on a display of a wearable head device associated with the recipient. A sender of the content has a preference for a second physical location at which the content is to be presented to the respective recipient of the plurality of recipients. A respective final physical location for the presentation of the content for the respective recipient of the plurality of recipients is identified. The respective final physical location is based on the respective recipient's preference and the sender's preference. It is determined whether the respective recipient is proximate to a zone associated with the respective final physical location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, John N. Border, Nima L. Shams
  • Patent number: 10649220
    Abstract: A method includes retrieving personal information relating to a user of a head-worn computer, wherein the personal information provides an indication of a type of physical structure in the environment that interests the user, selecting a geo-spatial location for digital content to be presented to the user based at least in part on the indication of the type of physical structure in the environment that interests the user, selecting a physical attribute proximate the geo-spatial location based at least in part on the personal information and presenting, based on data indicative that the user is near the geo-spatial location, the digital content in a see-through display of the head-worn computer such that the digital content is perceived by the user to be associated with the physical attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, John N. Border, Nima L. Shams
  • Patent number: 10634922
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to speaker assemblies for head worn computers, including speaker assemblies in a temple portion of a head-worn computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, Nima L. Shams, Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Patent number: 10578874
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a computer display stray-light suppression system for a head-worn computer comprising an eye cover including a flexible material with a perimeter, wherein the perimeter is formed to substantially encapsulate an eye of a person, and the eye cover including an attachment system adapted to removably and replaceably attach to a perimeter of the head-worn computer to suppress light emitted from a computer display in the head-worn computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John N. Border, Edward H. Nortrup
  • Patent number: 10578869
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for the see-through computer display systems with adjustable-zoom cameras positioned such that their respective capture fields-of-view at least partially overlap at a target distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Robert Michael Lohse
  • Patent number: 10558050
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to haptic feedback systems and methods for use in head-worn computing systems. A head worn computer includes a frame adapted to hold a computer display in front of a user's eye, a processor adapted to present digital content in the computer display and to produce a haptic signal in coordination with the digital content display, and a haptic system including a plurality of haptic segments, wherein each of the haptic segments is individually controlled in coordination with the haptic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventor: Ralph F. Osterhout