Patents by Inventor Ryohei Sugihara

Ryohei Sugihara 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: 9829931
    Abstract: A head-mounted display is worn on the head of the user, and allows the user to observe a display image, the head-mounted display including a display section that displays the display image, and a control section that performs a control process that controls the timing at which the display image is displayed on the display section. The control section performs the control process that causes a display period and a non-display period to repeat alternately, and sets one display period to be equal to or less than 600 ms, the display period being a period in which the display image is displayed on the display section, and the non-display period being a period in which the display image is not displayed on the display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei Sugihara, Seiji Tatsuta, Teruo Tomita
  • Patent number: 9804390
    Abstract: A first light blocking portion and a second light blocking portion are formed in at least one of the side surfaces of a light guide prism. The first light blocking portion and the second light blocking portion are arranged so that a shaded area and an invisible area overlap each other at least partly and cover an inter-groove area between the first light blocking portion and the second light blocking portion, where the shaded area is an area shadowed from image light due to the first light blocking portion, and the invisible area is an area invisible during virtual image observation by the observer due to the second light blocking portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei Sugihara, Shinya Takahashi, Yoichi Iba
  • Patent number: 9779549
    Abstract: An information presentation system includes: a display that displays an image as a virtual image so that the image can be observed by the user, and a display control section that causes the display to display information based on a captured image acquired from an imaging section, the imaging section being equipped to the head of the user and capturing a range in the direction of the field of view of the user, when an object recognition range is set to part of an imaging range of the imaging section, the display displaying the virtual image in a virtual image display range, the virtual image display range having such a positional relationship with the object recognition range that at least part of the virtual image display range in which the virtual image is displayed overlaps part of the object recognition range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei Sugihara, Seiji Tatsuta, Teruo Tomita
  • Patent number: 9726892
    Abstract: A light guide prism for guiding image light from a display device to an observer's eye and displaying a virtual image of the display device in the observer's field of view includes at least four sides disposed to surround an optical path of image light incident from one end, a reflecting surface configured to reflect the image light guided by the at least four sides, and an emission surface configured to emit the image light reflected at the reflecting surface towards the observer's eye. At least one groove in a V-shape is formed on each of the at least four sides. As a result, a light guide prism that reduces stray light and ghost light occurring due to reflection at inner surfaces and an image display apparatus using this light guide prism can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei Sugihara, Shinya Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9690102
    Abstract: Provided is a light guide prism including: an incident surface on which image light from a display device is incident; one or more reflection surfaces which reflect the image light incident thereon, the reflection surfaces including at least an emission side reflection surface; and an emission surface forming an acute angle with the emission side reflection surface and emitting the image light reflected by the emission side reflection surface, toward an eyeball of an observer. In one aspect, the light guide prism includes a prism tip disposed as protruding from an end of the emission side reflection surface and from an end of the emission surface, in a direction in which a width between the emission side reflection surface and the emission surface narrows. Further provided is an image display apparatus including: a display device which emits image light; the light guide prism; and a support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei Sugihara, Shinya Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9665133
    Abstract: A head-mounted display is worn on the head of the user, and allows the user to observe a display image, the head-mounted display including a display section that displays the display image, and a control section that performs a control process that controls the timing at which the display image is displayed on the display section. The control section performs the control process that causes a display period and a non-display period to repeat alternately, and sets one display period to be equal to or less than 600 ms, the display period being a period in which the display image is displayed on the display section, and the non-display period being a period in which the display image is not displayed on the display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei Sugihara, Seiji Tatsuta, Teruo Tomita
  • Publication number: 20160357227
    Abstract: A head-mounted display is worn on the head of the user, and allows the user to observe a display image, the head-mounted display including a display section that displays the display image, and a control section that performs a control process that controls the timing at which the display image is displayed on the display section. The control section performs the control process that causes a display period and a non-display period to repeat alternately, and sets one display period to be equal to or less than 600 ms, the display period being a period in which the display image is displayed on the display section, and the non-display period being a period in which the display image is not displayed on the display section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei SUGIHARA, Seiji TATSUTA, Teruo TOMITA
  • Patent number: 9500783
    Abstract: Provided is a light guide prism including: an incident surface; one or more reflection surfaces, the reflection surfaces including at least an emission side reflection surface; and an emission surface, in which the light guide prism has a tip face positioned between the emission side reflection surface and the emission surface, the tip face most protruding from an end of the emission side reflection surface and from an end of the emission surface in a direction in which a width between the emission side reflection surface and the emission surface narrows, the tip face being a curved face. Further provided is an image display apparatus including: a display device; the light guide prism; and a support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei Sugihara, Shinya Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20160334625
    Abstract: The head-mounted display device includes a display element, a light guide prism that, in a state of use, guides a regular image light beam from the display element to an exit surface in front of the user's eye, and a support that secures the display element and the light guide prism with respect to the user's head. On at least one side along the optical axis of the regular image light beam, the light guide prism includes at least one first-type inclined surface at a position outside of the region through which the regular image light beam from the display element passes, and the first-type inclined surface is formed to be inclined so as to cause light incident on the first-type inclined surface from a direction along the optical axis of the regular image light beam to be reflected and emitted to the outside of the user's eyeball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichi IBA, Ryohei SUGIHARA
  • Publication number: 20160334626
    Abstract: An eyepiece optical member has an easy-to-clean interior, and a head-mounted display device is provided with the eyepiece optical member. The eyepiece optical member includes a housing with a built-in display element, a light guide prism in which image light from the display element enters through an entrance surface and is guided to exit from an exit surface towards an eyeball of an observer so as to be observed as a magnified virtual image, and a protective member formed separately from the housing and covering a portion of the light guide prism. The housing includes two opposing plate-like portions, the light guide prism is fixed to the protective member as an assembled member, and the assembled member is sandwiched between the two opposing plate-like portions. The head-mounted display device includes a support member for fixation to a wearer's head and includes the eyepiece optical member attached to the support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei SUGIHARA, Yoichi IBA
  • Publication number: 20160238847
    Abstract: Provided is a light guide prism including: an incident surface on which image light from a display device is incident; one or more reflection surfaces which reflect the image light incident thereon, the reflection surfaces including at least an emission side reflection surface; and an emission surface forming an acute angle with the emission side reflection surface and emitting the image light reflected by the emission side reflection surface, toward an eyeball of an observer. In one aspect, the light guide prism includes a prism tip disposed as protruding from an end of the emission side reflection surface and from an end of the emission surface, in a direction in which a width between the emission side reflection surface and the emission surface narrows. Further provided is an image display apparatus including: a display device which emits image light; the light guide prism; and a support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei SUGIHARA, Shinya TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20160238846
    Abstract: A light guide prism for guiding image light from a display device to an observer's eye and displaying a virtual image of the display device in the observer's field of view includes at least four sides disposed to surround an optical path of image light incident from one end, a reflecting surface configured to reflect the image light guided by the at least four sides, and an emission surface configured to emit the image light reflected at the reflecting surface towards the observer's eye. At least one groove in a V-shape is formed on each of the at least four sides. As a result, a light guide prism that reduces stray light and ghost light occurring due to reflection at inner surfaces and an image display apparatus using this light guide prism can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei SUGIHARA, Shinya TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20160238848
    Abstract: Provided is a light guide prism including: an incident surface; one or more reflection surfaces, the reflection surfaces including at least an emission side reflection surface; and an emission surface, in which the light guide prism has a tip face positioned between the emission side reflection surface and the emission surface, the tip face most protruding from an end of the emission side reflection surface and from an end of the emission surface in a direction in which a width between the emission side reflection surface and the emission surface narrows, the tip face being a curved face. Further provided is an image display apparatus including: a display device; the light guide prism; and a support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei SUGIHARA, Shinya TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20160238849
    Abstract: A light guide prism that is used by being placed in front of a user's eye and guides image light from a display device to the user's eye for observation as a virtual image includes a first light-guiding portion, a second light-guiding portion, and a level difference positioned between the first light-guiding portion and the second light-guiding portion. In a state of use in front of the user's eye, the second light-guiding portion is positioned at a front side of the user's eye, the first and second light-guiding portions each have uniform thickness, a vertical thickness of the second light-guiding portion being less than a vertical thickness of the first light-guiding portion with the level difference as a boundary, and the level difference extends at an inclination with respect to an exit optical axis of the light guide prism so as not to enter the user's field of view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei SUGIHARA, Shinya TAKAHASHI
  • Patent number: 9366866
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes a light source, a display device, an at least one illumination prism, and an at least one eyepiece optic. The light source emits illumination light. The display device modulates the illumination light and emits the modulated light as image light. The illumination light emitted from the light source is incident on the illumination prism. The at least one eyepiece optic transmits the image light emitted from the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryohei Sugihara
  • Patent number: 9217882
    Abstract: A head mounted display that is attached to an eyeglass frame for use, includes: a first unit and a second unit. The first unit includes a first electrical component including a display element and an eyepiece optical part that allows a user to observe a display image by the display element as a virtual image. The second unit which is a temple tip for display device having a temple connecting part to which a temple of the eyeglass frame is attachable includes a second electrical component and an attachment part in which the first unit is detachably engaged and supported. When the first unit is engaged and supported in the attachment part, the first electrical component and the second electrical component are electrically coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryohei Sugihara
  • Publication number: 20150293361
    Abstract: A head-mounted display device includes an eyeglass frame, including a rim, for fixing the head-mounted display device onto a wearer's head, a display that displays an image, and an eyepiece optical unit that guides light of an image displayed on the display into at least one of the wearer's eyes to display the image as an enlarged virtual image. The display and the eyepiece optical unit are attached to the rim, an optical axis of incident light that is image light incident on the eyepiece optical unit from the display and an optical axis of exiting light that is image light exiting from the eyepiece optical unit towards the wearer's eye are not coplanar, and the angle between an incident light vector formed by the incident light and an exiting light vector formed by the exiting light is greater than 90°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei SUGIHARA, Seiji TATSUTA, Teruo TOMITA
  • Publication number: 20150260988
    Abstract: A first light blocking portion and a second light blocking portion are formed in at least one of the side surfaces of a light guide prism. The first light blocking portion and the second light blocking portion are arranged so that a shaded area and an invisible area overlap each other at least partly and cover an inter-groove area between the first light blocking portion and the second light blocking portion, where the shaded area is an area shadowed from image light due to the first light blocking portion, and the invisible area is an area invisible during virtual image observation by the observer due to the second light blocking portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei SUGIHARA, Shinya TAKAHASHI, Yoichi IBA
  • Publication number: 20150253576
    Abstract: A head-mounted display device is provided, the head-mounted display device including: a display element; a light guide prism that includes an incident surface through which image light from the display element enters and that guides the image light to user's eyes; and a housing that contains the display element and the light guide prism; and support unit that fixes the housing to user's head. The light guide prism is partially covered by and contained in the housing. A portion of side surface of the light guide prism covered by the housing is formed with a first groove, and portion of side surface of the light guide prism exposed outside the housing is formed with a second groove. Depth of the first groove measured from the side surface is greater than that of the second groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei SUGIHARA, Shinya TAKAHASHI, Yoichi IBA
  • Patent number: D743089
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei Sugihara, Seiji Tatsuta, Teruo Tomita