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).

  • Patent number: 11443493
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: John D. Haddick, Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Patent number: 11415856
    Abstract: A removable lens for glasses includes an electrochromic layer adapted to transition between at least two states of a transparency level dependent on an electrical condition applied to the electrochromatic layer and an electrical connection element physically adapted to make an electrical connection with the electrochromic layer, wherein the electrical connection element is positioned to align with a variable-power electrode mounted on the glasses such that, when the removable lens is mounted on the glasses, the variable-power electrode and the electrical connection element make the electrical connection between the variable-power electrode and an electrically conductive layer of the electrochromic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventor: Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Publication number: 20220244551
    Abstract: Methods and systems for presenting digital content on a see-through display are disclosed. In some embodiments, the digital content is presented based on a display attribute associated with personal information related to a user of a wearable head device comprising the see-through display. In some embodiments, the digital content is associated with a geo-spatial location of a physical structure, and presenting the digital content on the see-through display comprises indicating a spatial relationship between the digital content and the physical structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Ralph F. OSTERHOUT, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, John N. Border, Nima L. Shams
  • Publication number: 20220229305
    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: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Ralph F. OSTERHOUT, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, John N. Border, Nima L. Shams
  • Publication number: 20220221726
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relates to user interface systems and methods for use in head-worn computing systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventor: Ralph F. OSTERHOUT
  • Publication number: 20220197388
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to providing see-through computer display optics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Robert Michael Lohse, Nima Shams, John D. Haddick, John N. Border
  • Patent number: 11360318
    Abstract: Methods and systems for presenting digital content on a see-through display are disclosed. In some embodiments, the digital content is presented based on a display attribute associated with personal information related to a user of a wearable head device comprising the see-through display. In some embodiments, the digital content is associated with a geo-spatial location of a physical structure, and presenting the digital content on the see-through display comprises indicating a spatial relationship between the digital content and the physical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, John N. Border, Nima L. Shams
  • Patent number: 11350196
    Abstract: Head-worn computers include a front frame mechanically adapted to secure a see-through computer display and an arm, secured to the front frame, mechanically adapted to secure the front frame to a head of a user. The arm includes an internal speaker system, enclosed by the arm, wherein the internal speaker system comprises a speaker having a first side and an opposing second side and a first cavity positioned along the first side of the speaker, the arm further comprising a vent positioned to vent the first cavity and a second cavity positioned along the second side of the speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Robert Michael Lohse
  • Publication number: 20220163799
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to external user interfaces used in connection with head-worn computers (HWC).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventors: Ralph F. OSTERHOUT, Robert Michael LOHSE, Manuel Antonio Sanchez
  • Patent number: 11327323
    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: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, John N. Border, Nima L. Shams
  • Patent number: 11320656
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relates to user interface systems and methods for use in head-worn computing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventor: Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Patent number: 11294180
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to external user interfaces used in connection with head-worn computers (HWC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Robert Michael Lohse, Manuel Antonio Sanchez
  • Patent number: 11275482
    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 predictive control of external device based on an event input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse
  • Publication number: 20220078535
    Abstract: Head-worn computers include a front frame mechanically adapted to secure a see-through computer display and an arm, secured to the front frame, mechanically adapted to secure the front frame to a head of a user. The arm includes an internal speaker system, enclosed by the arm, wherein the internal speaker system comprises a speaker having a first side and an opposing second side and a first cavity positioned along the first side of the speaker, the arm further comprising a vent positioned to vent the first cavity and a second cavity positioned along the second side of the speaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Ralph F. OSTERHOUT, Robert Michael LOHSE
  • Publication number: 20220075197
    Abstract: Provided herein are examples of an impact resistant glass-waveguide configuration for a see-through head-worn computer display. In embodiments, the configuration includes vision correction and content density control through electrochromic and/or photochromic systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventor: Ralph F. OSTERHOUT
  • Patent number: 11269182
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to providing assistance to medical professionals during the performance of medical procedures through the use of technologies facilitated through a head-worn computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: John D. Haddick, Nima L. Shams, Ralph F. Osterhout, John N. Border, Robert Michael Lohse
  • Publication number: 20220068031
    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: September 7, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: John D. HADDICK, Ralph F. OSTERHOUT
  • Patent number: 11262846
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to providing see-through computer display optics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Robert Michael Lohse, Nima Shams, John D. Haddick, John N. Border
  • Publication number: 20220027003
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to external user interfaces used in connection with head worn computers (HWC).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventor: Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Patent number: D947186
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Mark D. Kelley