Patents by Inventor Robert Michael Lohse

Robert Michael Lohse 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: 20190278093
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for presenting digital content in a field of view of a head-worn computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, John N. Border, Nima L. Shams
  • Publication number: 20190272136
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to shadowing objects displayed in head worn computing. A method includes capturing an image of an environment in proximity to a person, analyzing the image to determine a position of each of a plurality of light sources collectively producing a naturally formed shadow in the environment, wherein the naturally formed shadow comprises multiple shadows cast from an individual object in the environment, each of the multiple shadows formed from light traveling from a position of one of the plurality of light sources to the individual object, and displaying a computer-generated object in association with a computer generated shadow, wherein the computer-generated shadow appears as though produced by light striking the computer generated object from the position of a dominant one of the plurality of light sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Robert Michael Lohse, Edward H. Nortrup
  • Publication number: 20190250411
    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: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, Nima L. Shams, Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Publication number: 20190250733
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to user interface control of a head-worn computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Nicholas Benjamin Pelis, Sean Tomas Mostajo O'Hara, Robert Michael Lohse, Andrew Carl Heisey
  • Patent number: 10379365
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to providing see-through computer display optics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John N. Border, Robert Michael Lohse, John D. Haddick, Nima L. Shams
  • Publication number: 20190188471
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for biometric data capture are provided. The apparatus includes in interactive head-mounted eyepiece worn by a user that includes an optical assembly through which a user views a surrounding environment and displayed content. The optical assembly comprises a corrective element that corrects the user's view of the surrounding environment and an integrated processor for handling content to the user. An integrated optical sensor captures biometric data when the eyepiece is positioned so that a nearby individual is proximate to the eyepiece. Biometric data is captured using the eyepiece and is transmitted to a remote processing facility for interpretation. The remote processing facility interprets the captured biometric data and generates display content based on the interpretation. This display content is delivered to the eyepiece and displayed to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Robert Michael Lohse
  • Patent number: 10268888
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for biometric data capture are provided. The apparatus includes in interactive head-mounted eyepiece worn by a user that includes an optical assembly through which a user views a surrounding environment and displayed content. The optical assembly comprises a corrective element that corrects the user's view of the surrounding environment and an integrated processor for handling content to the user. An integrated optical sensor captures biometric data when the eyepiece is positioned so that a nearby individual is proximate to the eyepiece. Biometric data is captured using the eyepiece and is transmitted to a remote processing facility for interpretation. The remote processing facility interprets the captured biometric data and generates display content based on the interpretation. This display content is delivered to the eyepiece and displayed to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Robert Michael Lohse
  • Patent number: 10191279
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for imaging, recognizing, and tracking of a user's eye that is wearing a HWC. Aspects further relate to the processing of images reflected from the user's eye and controlling displayed content in accordance therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward H. Nortrup, John N. Border, Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse
  • Publication number: 20190025587
    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 event and user action control of external applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, Charles Cella, Robert J. Nortrup, Edward H. Nortrup
  • Publication number: 20190025588
    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: July 24, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Robert Michael Lohse
  • Patent number: 10180572
    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 event and user action control of external applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, Charles Cella, Robert J. Nortrup, Edward H. Nortrup
  • Patent number: 10152141
    Abstract: A head-worn computer includes a camera system positioned to capture a surrounding environment in front of a user, a processor that identifies a position of a plurality of light emitters mounted on a hand-held controller from images captured by the camera system and tracks the position of the plurality of light emitters as the hand-held controller moves in the surrounding environment and interprets the tracked position as positional changes of the hand-held controller. The processor uses the position of the plurality of light emitters as markers in three dimensional space, the markers used as an anchor for virtual content presented in a see-through display of the head-worn computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Michael Lohse, John D. Haddick
  • Patent number: 10139966
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to user interface control of a head-worn computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Benjamin Pelis, Sean Tomas Mostajo O'Hara, Robert Michael Lohse, Andrew Carl Heisey
  • Patent number: 10139635
    Abstract: A method, includes receiving content to be delivered to a plurality of recipients, wherein each recipient of the plurality of recipients has a preference for the physical location at which the content is to be presented in the recipient's see-through head-worn display and a sender of the content has a preference for the physical location at which the content is to be presented to each recipient of the plurality of recipients, identifying a final physical location for the presentation of the content for each recipient of the plurality of recipients, wherein the final physical location is based on both the recipient's preference and the sender's preference and causing the content to be presented to each recipient of the plurality of recipients when each recipient is proximate the final physical location identified for the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, John N. Border, Nima L. Shams
  • Patent number: 10140079
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to shadowing objects displayed in head worn computing. A method includes capturing an image of an environment in proximity to a person, analyzing the image to determine a position of each of a plurality of light sources collectively producing a naturally formed shadow in the environment, wherein the naturally formed shadow comprises multiple shadows cast from an individual object in the environment, each of the multiple shadows formed from light traveling from a position of one of the plurality of light sources to the individual object, and displaying a computer-generated object in association with a computer generated shadow, wherein the computer-generated shadow appears as though produced by light striking the computer generated object from the position of a dominant one of the plurality of light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Michael Lohse, Edward H. Nortrup
  • Patent number: 10101588
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to speaker assemblies for head worn computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, Nima L. Shams, Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Publication number: 20180292648
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to external user interfaces used in connection with head worn computers (HWC).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Robert Michael Lohse, Manuel Antonio Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20180188537
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a head-worn apparatus, comprising: an arm adapted to secure the head-worn apparatus to a user's head; a speaker system mounted in the arm and positioned to emit sound through an opening in the arm; and an audio extension tube adapted to be positioned proximate the opening in the arm and to transfer the emitted sound towards the user's head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Robert Michael Lohse
  • Publication number: 20180185665
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a head-worn apparatus, comprising: a frame adapted to be mounted to a head of a user; a light emitting system positioned within the frame to provide light to an eye of the user; a sound system adapted to provide audio to the user; a haptic system positioned within the frame to provide haptic feedback to the user; and a processor adapted to control the lighting system, audio system and haptic system in a coordinated pattern of light, sound and haptics that causes a mental-health therapeutic stimulus provided to the user, whereby the user experiences an improvement in mental performance based on the coordinated pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Ed Riehle, Robert Michael Lohse
  • Publication number: 20180167707
    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: October 2, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Robert Michael Lohse