Indicator Visible In Pilot's Line Of Sight Through Windscreen Patents (Class 340/980)
  • Patent number: 10303246
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for proximity-based eye tracking are described. A proximity sensor positioned near the eye monitors the distance to the eye, which varies depending on the position of the corneal bulge. The corneal bulge protrudes outward from the surface of the eye and so, all other things being equal, a static proximity sensor detects a shorter distance to the eye when the cornea is directed towards the proximity sensor and a longer distance to the eye when the cornea is directed away from the proximity sensor. Optical proximity sensors that operate with infrared light are used as a non-limiting example of proximity sensors. Multiple proximity sensors may be used and processed simultaneously in order to provide a more accurate/precise determination of the gaze direction of the user. Implementations in which proximity-based eye trackers are incorporated into wearable heads-up displays are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: North Inc.
    Inventors: Mélodie Vidal, Jake Chapeskie
  • Patent number: 10300370
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that enable advanced gaming and virtual reality control using radar. These techniques enable small motions and displacements to be tracked, even in the millimeter or submillimeter scale, for user control actions even when those actions are optically occluded or obscured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Patrick M. Amihood, Ivan Poupyrev
  • Patent number: 10304246
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a user display device comprising a housing frame mountable on the head of the user, a lens mountable on the housing frame and a projection sub system coupled to the housing frame to determine a location of appearance of a display object in a field of view of the user based at least in part on at least one of a detection of a head movement of the user and a prediction of a head movement of the user, and to project the display object to the user based on the determined location of appearance of the display object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Brian T. Schowengerdt, Samuel A. Miller
  • Patent number: 10282157
    Abstract: A head mounted display apparatus and a method for displaying a content are provided. More particularly, a head mounted display apparatus which changes an operation of a virtual character in a content displayed on a display in accordance with a plurality of touches and a method for displaying a content are provided. One of the exemplary embodiments include a head mounted display apparatus which changes an operation of a virtual character in a content displayed on a display corresponding to combination of a first touch detected from a touch pad of the head mounted display apparatus and a second touch detected from a peripheral portable apparatus and a method for displaying a content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dae-myung Kim, Ji-yeon Kwak, Yang-wook Kim, Jae-ho Jung
  • Patent number: 10250860
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted apparatus includes a cluster display unit attached to an instrument panel and a HUD. The vehicle-mounted apparatus determines a running state of the vehicle and adjusts the focal length in the HUD such that the position of a virtual image of a projected image is near the cluster display unit or is a forward position on the windshield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Takeshi Kurosawa
  • Patent number: 10235777
    Abstract: A display system for an aircraft cockpit comprises a display device configured to be secured to a user's head, a sensor to determine an orientation of the user's head, and a display computer. The computer is configured to control the display of information relating to the flight of the aircraft on the display device, to acquire information on the user's head orientation, to determine an angular offset value between a direction corresponding to the head orientation and a longitudinal axis of the aircraft, to evaluate at least one condition as a function of the angular offset value, and to control the display device display in accordance with a first display mode when the condition is verified, this first display mode corresponding to a display comprising at least one aircraft piloting assistance symbol displayed in a conforming manner, and another display mode when the condition is not verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
    Inventors: Cedric Descheemaeker, Javier Manjon Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10191290
    Abstract: A vehicle, a head-up displaying system and a method for adjusting a height of a projection image thereof are provided. The system includes a projector, a camera, a seat detecting module and a head-up controller. The camera is configured to detect an image having locations of the eyes of the driver and a predetermined reference point. The seat detecting module is configured to detect a position of a seat of the driver in the vehicle so as to obtain an actual horizontal distance between the eyes of the driver and the predetermined reference point. The head-up controller is configured to adjust a height of the projection image projected by the projector automatically according to the actual vertical distance. The system automatically controls the height of the projection image, and the projection image may be comfortable for the driver to view without any manual intervenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: BYD COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Riyi Ye, Ming Li, Yifeng Wu
  • Patent number: 10183680
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a method for controlling an application for a vehicle are provided. The mobile terminal includes an acceleration sensor configured to detect a motion of the mobile terminal, a magnetic sensor configured to detect a magnetic field, a first control unit configured to determine whether the detected motion and the detected magnetic field correspond to a pre-defined condition of entering a vehicle, and output a signal according to the determination, and a second control unit configured to execute the vehicle application based on the signal received from the first control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung Soo Lim, Hyuk Kang, Sang Don Kim
  • Patent number: 10175480
    Abstract: The present invention provides a head up display device and a vehicle. The head up display device comprises an arc-shaped screen configured to display information which is to be displayed and projected onto the screen, and to reflect displayed information to human eyes. The head up display device further comprises a transparent film provided on the screen, and the transparent film is configured to change a direction of a light ray reflected by the screen, such that ghosting is prevented from occurring in the displayed information which is reflected into the human eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kening Zhao, Chao Ma
  • Patent number: 10163265
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a system for enabling two or more users to interact within a virtual world comprising virtual world data, comprising a computer network comprising one or more computing devices, the one or more computing devices comprising memory, processing circuitry, and software stored at least in part in the memory and executable by the processing circuitry to process at least a portion of the virtual world data; wherein at least a first portion of the virtual world data originates from a first user virtual world local to a first user, and wherein the computer network is operable to transmit the first portion to a user device for presentation to a second user, such that the second user may experience the first portion from the location of the second user, such that aspects of the first user virtual world are effectively passed to the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel A. Miller, Rony Abovitz
  • Patent number: 10162185
    Abstract: In a head-mounted display for presenting a video by shielding an outside world from a field of view of a user when mounted on the user, an information presentation block presents information including audio and a moving image to the field of view of the user; a video reproduction block reproduces a video of content; a camera takes a video of the outside world; a switching block selectively switches between the video of the content and the video of the outside world and causes the selected video to be presented onto the information presentation block; and a gain control block, when the switching block switches from the video of the content to the video of the outside world, gradually increases a brightness of the video of the outside world.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Morio Usami
  • Patent number: 10146057
    Abstract: There is provided a display control device capable of ensuring the user's field of vision while keeping the user safe when the user is using a see-through head-mounted display, the display control device including: a situation acquisition unit configured to acquire information about a situation where a see-through display is being used, and a display control unit configured to perform display control on the see-through display using the information acquired by the situation acquisition unit so that a display of the information on the see-through display gradually becomes clearly visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsubasa Tsukahara, Jun Kimura, Nobuhiro Saijo
  • Patent number: 10140878
    Abstract: There is provided systems and methods for pilot alertness and awareness of target aircraft and target obstacle that are flying within a proceeding flight path collision. Transmitted guiding sound signals consisting of three dimensional effects and tonal sounds are generated by a flight unit, and sent to the pilot's headset for the desired purpose of directing the pilot's head position to locate the target aircraft and target obstacle. The flight unit processes time of collision from received target aircraft broadcast, and contain at least GPS data and target obstacle information from stored navigational maps. The flight unit further receives the pilot's head position through means of a head tracker. Furthermore, the flight unit is able to perform the functions of, storing piloted flight information, voice language instruction, flight assisted notification, and communicating with one or multiple mobile devices such for the information to be displayed visually, and is upgradable remotely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Beeper Avionics Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Schupp, Jay David Marks
  • Patent number: 10134186
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a user display device comprising a housing frame mountable on the head of the user, a lens mountable on the housing frame and a projection sub system coupled to the housing frame to determine a location of appearance of a display object in a field of view of the user based at least in part on at least one of a detection of a head movement of the user and a prediction of a head movement of the user, and to project the display object to the user based on the determined location of appearance of the display object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Brian T. Schowengerdt, Samuel A. Miller
  • Patent number: 10126815
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for proximity-based eye tracking are described. A proximity sensor positioned near the eye monitors the distance to the eye, which varies depending on the position of the corneal bulge. The corneal bulge protrudes outward from the surface of the eye and so, all other things being equal, a static proximity sensor detects a shorter distance to the eye when the cornea is directed towards the proximity sensor and a longer distance to the eye when the cornea is directed away from the proximity sensor. Optical proximity sensors that operate with infrared light are used as a non-limiting example of proximity sensors. Multiple proximity sensors may be used and processed simultaneously in order to provide a more accurate/precise determination of the gaze direction of the user. Implementations in which proximity-based eye trackers are incorporated into wearable heads-up displays are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: THALMIC LABS INC.
    Inventors: Mélodie Vidal, Jake Chapeskie
  • Patent number: 10126812
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a system for enabling two or more users to interact within a virtual world comprising virtual world data, comprising a computer network comprising one or more computing devices, the one or more computing devices comprising memory, processing circuitry, and software stored at least in part in the memory and executable by the processing circuitry to process at least a portion of the virtual world data; wherein at least a first portion of the virtual world data originates from a first user virtual world local to a first user, and wherein the computer network is operable to transmit the first portion to a user device for presentation to a second user, such that the second user may experience the first portion from the location of the second user, such that aspects of the first user virtual world are effectively passed to the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Samuel A. Miller, Rony Abovitz
  • Patent number: 10078217
    Abstract: An image display device includes an image forming unit configured to emit light forming an image; and a concave mirror configured to reflect the light emitted from the image forming unit toward a transparent reflecting member. The image forming unit includes a transparent member on which the image is formed or which forms the image, the transparent member being curved bulging toward the concave mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Hayashi, Naoki Nakamura, Daisuke Ichii, Hiromichi Atsuumi, Naoki Miyatake
  • Patent number: 10055116
    Abstract: A graphic interaction method for piloting an aircraft, comprises receiving an indication of an object selected on a display screen of the aircraft; determining one or more flight plan revisions of the aircraft associated with the selected object and displaying one or more of said flight plan revisions; receiving an indication of selection of a displayed revision; determining a revision type associated with the revision displayed and selected; and as a function of the revision type determined, displaying a tactile interface data entry graphic symbol. Developments notably concern the symbology used, the validation or the modification of a selected revision, the taking account of the flight context, the taking account of the speed of manipulation of the tactile interface, etc. System and software aspects are described. In particular, the human-machine interface may be exclusively of tactile type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: François Coulmeau, Frédéric Bonamy, Patrick Mazoyer
  • Patent number: 10053226
    Abstract: Aircraft-vision systems and methods for maintaining situational awareness and spatial orientation are described. In one aspect, a holographic image with visual cues is projected into a peripheral area—from the pilot's perspective—of an aircraft cockpit, such that visual cues stimulate the pilot's peripheral vision. These visual cues help the pilot to maintain spatial orientation in visually deficient flight conditions without increasing pilot workload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Environmental Tectonics Corp.
    Inventor: Richard A. Leland
  • Patent number: 10051256
    Abstract: An image observation apparatus 10 includes an imaging unit 30 that images a specimen K and obtains a magnified image of the specimen, a display 50 that displays an image, a condition determiner that determines whether a state of the specimen with respect to the imaging unit satisfies a specific condition, and a controller that displays the magnified image obtained by the imaging unit on the display when the condition determiner determines the state of the specimen with respect to the imaging unit satisfies the specific condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Kato, Sumito Honda, Kensei Ito, Hiroshi Kodama, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10046638
    Abstract: An arrangement is provided for opening and closing an opening in a covering surface of an interior trim piece in a vehicle via an adjustable cover element. The cover element has two parallel, spaced-apart racks which extend in the adjusting direction of the cover element and each mesh with an associated toothed wheel. The toothed wheels are rotatably mounted on a frame element connected to the interior trim piece and are interlinked by a rotatingly driven shaft; at least one toothed wheel is connected to the shaft for conjoint rotation therewith. The cover element is adjustable relative to the frame element and thus to the opening as a result of a rotation of the toothed wheels that mesh with the racks. Preferably, the cover element slides under the covering surface of the interior trim piece, delimiting the opening, when the opening is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christoph Schaellert, Robert Mielke
  • Patent number: 10032375
    Abstract: The invention is to specify a poor visibility portion by using only a sensor standardly mounted on a connected car without any special measurement device or equipment and provide information thereon to a driver or an automatic driving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuo Muto, Ichiro Kataoka, Takashi Okada, Toshiharu Sugawara, Atsushi Katou, Katsuhiro Samizo
  • Patent number: 10021932
    Abstract: One variation of a helmet system includes: a shell defining an interior volume and an aperture proximal an anterior end of the shell; a primary visor coupled to the shell and transiently arranged over the aperture; a secondary visor adjacent the aperture, including an elongated translucent member suspended from the shell, and defining a first discrete reflective region on a right side of the elongated translucent member and a second discrete reflective region on a left side of the elongated translucent member; a camera coupled to the shell and defining a field of view extending outwardly from a posterior end of the shell; and a projection system projecting an image onto the first discrete reflective region and onto the second discrete reflective region, the image comprising a subregion of a video frame recorded by the camera, the secondary visor reflecting the image toward the interior volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Fusar Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan T Shearman, Todd H Rushing, Daniel R Bersak, Steven L Smith
  • Patent number: 9989761
    Abstract: There is provided a tilting mechanism. The tilting mechanism includes a drive source configured to drive a plate, a movement unit connected to the drive source, a conveyance unit configured to be moved linearly by the movement unit, and a plate support member to which the plate is fixed and which is partially engaged with the conveyance unit so that the plate support member is moved by the conveyance unit. The plate is moved linearly by linearly moving the conveyance unit together with the plate support member. Tilting operation of the plate is performed by tilting the plate support member, the tilting of the plate support member being caused by pushing the plate support member by the conveyance unit, which moves linearly in a state that the linear movement of the plate support member is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI INC.
    Inventor: Yasukazu Yomogita
  • Patent number: 9983394
    Abstract: A projection optical system for use in an image display apparatus having an illumination optical system applying light from a light source, and an image display device receiving the light from the illumination optical system to form a projection image includes a projector lens composed of plural lenses, a first mirror, and a second mirror formed of a concave mirror. The projection optical system is configured to project the projection image onto a projection surface. A projection luminous flux passing through the projector lens to be incident on the first mirror is a luminous flux exhibiting divergence. The projection luminous flux reflected off the second mirror after having reflected off the first mirror is converged once, and the once converged projection luminous flux is projected onto the projection surface. A lens surface of a lens located closest to the first mirror among the lenses of the projector lens is convex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Hibiki Tatsuno
  • Patent number: 9979901
    Abstract: Systems and methods for receiving video images from a plurality of video cameras having respective fields of view that cover a geographical region. At a first time, first video images of an object may be output, where the images are captured by a first video camera selected from the plurality of video cameras. Location indications may be received, which specify a geographical location of the object in the geographical region and which are determined independently of the video images. At a second time subsequent to the first time, a second video camera from the plurality may be selected based on the location indications. The output may be switched to the second video images of the object, which are captured by the selected second video camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: VERINT SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Gideon Hazzani
  • Patent number: 9977249
    Abstract: A support member for a wearable device includes first and second contact portions coming into contact with a temporal region of a head, a frame portion interposed along a frontal region of the head between the first and second contact portions, and first and second connection portions respectively connecting the first and second contact portions and the frame portion to each other. In a top view, in the first connection portion, a first extension portion extending from the first contact portion and a first frame extension portion are branched ahead of an ear from the frame portion, and in the second connection portion, a second extension portion extending from the second contact portion and a second frame extension portion are branched ahead of the other ear from the frame portion. At least one of the first and second frame extension portions includes a support portion supporting a wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Tatsuta, Teruo Tomita, Yoichi Iba
  • Patent number: 9965029
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus including a setting unit configured to set a display mode corresponding to a posture of a user on the basis of posture information indicating the posture of the head of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY NETWORK ENTERTAINMENT INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Jun Kimura, Tsubasa Tsukahara, Anthony Rogers
  • Patent number: 9964769
    Abstract: Implementations are described of an eyepiece for a head wearable display. The eyepiece includes a curved lightguide for guiding display light via total internal reflection between a peripherally-located input surface and a viewing region and an output coupler disposed across the viewing region to redirect the display light towards an eyeward direction for output from the curved light guide. The output coupler has an optical axis and has a set of reflective surfaces that includes at least two individual reflective surfaces to reflect incident display light toward the eyeward direction in at least two different directions relative to the optical axis of the output coupler. Other embodiments are disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Oscar A. Martinez, Ozan Cakmakci, James C. Dunphy
  • Patent number: 9958937
    Abstract: Provided is a content viewing system using a head-mounted display (HMD), which enables a user to know a popular broadcaster content in real time. A device to be used for content viewing includes: a display unit configured to display, on the head-mounted display, a plurality of virtual displays arranged in a virtual space; a selecting unit configured to select one of the virtual displays based on movement detected by a detector of the head-mounted display; and a playing unit configured to play a content associated with a selected virtual display. The plurality of virtual displays are arrayed in grid sections provided along a celestial sphere surface. The selecting unit is configured to identify one of the grid sections on the celestial sphere surface based on the detected movement, to thereby select one virtual display associated with the identified grid section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventors: Naruatsu Baba, Takeshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9933853
    Abstract: Provided are a display control device attachable to a human body, a display control program, and a display control method capable of performing switching among images displayed on a display device along with movement of the human body. The attachment device according to the present invention is attachable to the human body, and includes: an acceleration device that detects acceleration; and a display device capable of switchingly displaying different images. The display device performs switching among a plurality of images in accordance with the acceleration that is detected by the acceleration device. In this case, the switching among the images displayed on the display device can be performed along with the movement of the human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: MIRAMA SERVICE INC
    Inventors: Johannes Lundberg, Yusuke Kajii
  • Patent number: 9914474
    Abstract: A vehicular control apparatus that functions more reliably is provided. A quasi-abnormality control circuit brings one of a clock signal, an internal watchdog signal, and an answer signal into a quasi-abnormal state when an ignition is switched on. A clock determining circuit, an internal watchdog signal determining circuit, and a Q&A watchdog circuit output determination signals, respectively. One of the determination signals corresponds to a monitoring target signal brought into the quasi-abnormal state and indicates an abnormality. A reset signal determining circuit receives the determination signals, and generates a reset signal in accordance with determination results in the determination signals. A quasi-abnormality control circuit switches the monitoring target signal to be brought into the quasi-abnormal state each time the ignition is switched on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenichi Kozuka
  • Patent number: 9897812
    Abstract: A strap system and a method for wearing the strap system are disclosed. The strap system includes a first flexible segment comprising a first stretchable band; a first semi-rigid segment to conform to a portion of the user's head and comprising a first arc portion to extend from above a user's first ear to below the user's occipital lobe; and a first rigid guide segment connected to the first flexible segment and the first semi-rigid segment. The first flexible segment extends beyond a first end of the first rigid guide segment and the first semi-rigid segment extends from a second end of the first rigid guide segment, the first and second ends of the first rigid guide segment being opposite to each other in a lateral dimension. The first flexible segment is stretchable within the first rigid guide segment along the lateral dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC.
    Inventors: Robin Michael Miller, Joseph Patrick Sullivan, Jared Drinkwater
  • Patent number: 9900695
    Abstract: The present application refers to a head-mounted electronic device including a headphone, a display portion, and two position limiting structures. The headphone includes a C-shaped elastic belt which has two connection ends, two movable members, each rotatably connected to one connection end around a first axis, and two sound generators, each rotatably connected to one movable member around a second axis. The display portion includes a main body generating and projecting images, and two connection members connected to opposite ends of the main body. Each of the two connection members is rotatably connected to the sound generators around a respective third axis. When rotating around the third axis, the headphone is driven by the display portion to rotate around the first axis and the second axis, which avoids distortion of the elastic belt and the connection member, and ensures the display portion can be folded together with the headphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOGIES CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Songling Yang, Songya Chen, Chao Jiang
  • Patent number: 9874754
    Abstract: Provided is a glasses-type terminal including: a frame that is supported on a user's head, having both ends separated from each other as a front part therein is cut-out; a power supply unit that is connected to one end of the frame; a control module that is connected to the other end of the frame, and having therein various electronic components that drive the glasses-type terminal; and a display unit that is provided on one end of the control module and that provides visual information, in which a rail is formed on an upper surface of the control module, and the rail is formed to be connected to a lower surface of the frame in a concavo-convex manner so that the control module slidably moves on the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dongseuck Ko, Dongchoon Kim
  • Patent number: 9870189
    Abstract: A head mounted display apparatus and a method for displaying a content are provided. More particularly, a head mounted display apparatus which changes an operation of a virtual character in a content displayed on a display in accordance with a plurality of touches and a method for displaying a content are provided. One of the exemplary embodiments include a head mounted display apparatus which changes an operation of a virtual character in a content displayed on a display corresponding to combination of a first touch detected from a touch pad of the head mounted display apparatus and a second touch detected from a peripheral portable apparatus and a method for displaying a content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dae-myung Kim, Ji-yeon Kwak, Yang-wook Kim, Jae-ho Jung
  • Patent number: 9841844
    Abstract: An image display device includes an image display component, a projection component that forms an optical image corresponding to an image displayed by the image display component, a distance measurement component having a detector that detects an indicator for performing an touch operation relative to the optical image to acquire distance information from the detector to the indicator, and a controller that determines whether or not the indicator has performed the touch operation relative to the optical image based on the distance information and relative movement information between the distance measurement component and at least one of the image display component and the projection component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Takahashi, Atsuhiko Chikaoka, Ken Nishioka
  • Patent number: 9829997
    Abstract: An HMD system according to the present technology includes a coordinate system setting unit, a segment selection unit, and an image generation unit. The coordinate system setting unit sets, in a real space, a cylindrical coordinate system partitioned into a plurality of segments. The segment selection unit brings, based on a direction of the display, any of the plurality of segments into a selection stand-by state in the cylindrical coordinate system. When the selection of the segment held in the selection stand-by state is determined, the image generation unit generates a display image to be displayed on the display corresponding to the determined segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Iwatsu, Hirotaka Ishikawa, Kenji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9817236
    Abstract: A controller for outputting an operation signal to a virtual image display device includes: a controller main body which outputs the operation signal; a first attachment member attached to the controller main body; and a second attachment member which is attached to a mounting site where the controller is mounted, and to which the first attachment member is removably attached. Thus, it is possible to mount the controller on the mounting site by attaching the first attachment member attached to the controller main body, to the second attachment member attached to the mounting site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoko Yamazaki, Takeshi Fujishiro
  • Patent number: 9778467
    Abstract: A system for providing virtual reality imagery to a rider of an amusement park ride having a headgear piece for securing a viewing screen to a head of the rider. The viewing screen is removable from the headgear piece to allow the headgear piece to be cleaned and sanitized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventors: Daryl White, Peter R. Schnabel, Christopher David Glen Robertson, Joanne Parker Robertson
  • Patent number: 9762870
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a background luminance input unit, an image processing unit and a luminance setting unit. The background luminance input unit stores background luminance information regarding background luminance. The image processing unit generates display image data and contrast conversion information. The display image data is provided by modulating a contrast of a correction image data so that pixel values included in the correction image data are in an acceptable range. The correction image data is provided by correcting blurring in an input image data to be input to the image processing unit based on the background luminance information. The contrast conversion information is information used for modulating the contrast. The luminance setting unit generates a luminance setting information to set a luminance of the projection unit based on the modulation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Jun Yamaguchi, Masahiro Baba, Yoshiyuki Kokojima
  • Patent number: 9753535
    Abstract: A visual line input apparatus selects an input element objected to be inputted by a visual line, and includes a head-up display device and a visual line detector. The head-up display device displays a plurality of input image elements in front of a windshield and a display region virtually arranged in front of a driving seat in a vehicle. The visual line detector is arranged in front of the driving seat and detects a gazing point made by a driver who sits on the driving seat. The head-up display device displays the plurality of input element images on the display region, and does not display the outer part of the input element image displayed at an end portion of the display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Youichi Naruse
  • Patent number: 9720233
    Abstract: A compact proximity display system and method that employs an image transfer device is provided. The system and method employs an image transfer device, such as a fiber optic device, which enables remotely locating an image generating source from the display assembly that is mounted on, or proximate to, the helmet bubble, thereby reducing the amount of components located proximate to the helmet bubble. The system and method minimize the intrusion of the entire display system into user's viewing area, and increase safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: David J. Dopilka, Mitch Fletcher, Daryl Schuck
  • Patent number: 9716932
    Abstract: A detachable audio system for a head-mounted display is disclosed. The detachable audio system includes a speaker, an arm coupled to the speaker, a strap connector including a first side coupled to the arm and a second side opposite to the first side, and a coupling subsystem coupled to the second side of the strap connector and to couple to a strap for the head-mounted display. The coupling subsystem includes a base, a plurality of posts, and a spring. The base includes a first side engaged with the second side of the strap connector and a second side opposite to the first side. The plurality of posts extends from the second side of the base to couple to the strap. The spring contacts the second side of the base and is to detach the detachable audio system from the strap when the plurality of posts decouple from the strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventors: Robin Michael Miller, Jared I. Drinkwater, Peter Wesley Bristol, Blake F. Andersen, Joseph Patrick Sullivan, Lesley Ribble Magrath
  • Patent number: 9704405
    Abstract: A method for generating a flight display in an aircraft includes the steps of receiving an indication of an arrival or a departure procedure for the aircraft to follow, receiving an indication of a current position and altitude of the aircraft, and receiving a voice communication or information by digital data link regarding the arrival or departure procedure. The method further includes the steps of recognizing speech in the voice communication and transforming the speech to a restriction regarding the arrival or departure procedure and providing a flight display comprising a visual depiction of the arrival or departure procedure, the current position and altitude of the aircraft, and the restriction regarding the arrival or departure procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Rajanikanth Nagaraj Kashi, Divakara Rao Vadada, Cercuncesao Fernandes
  • Patent number: 9686673
    Abstract: A wirelessly enabled content delivery apparatus includes a surface; a wireless data system and a data output interface. The surface has a front side and a back side. The wireless data system includes a wireless data module. The wireless data system is fixed to the back side of the surface. The wireless data module is configured to communicate with a user device and to receive a wireless stream of data from the user device. The data output interface is configured to receive data from the wireless data module, and the data is derived from the wireless stream of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, Jr., James Vernon Mischel, Sr., Michael Martin Uhl, Steven M Swedenburg, Robert Eric Verme, Roger R Pangan
  • Patent number: 9678339
    Abstract: A display, in particular for a motor vehicle, includes a projection module for generating an image in order to project it in the normal viewing direction of a user of the display, along an optical path. The display also includes a reflecting and/or displaying element, which is movable between various display positions. The display also includes a holder for the reflecting and/or displaying element. The holder can be moved vertically between various positioning states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Macquet
  • Patent number: 9658450
    Abstract: A vehicle system includes a heads-up display device for use in a motor vehicle displays graphic elements in view of an occupant while the occupant views an environment through a display screen of the heads-up display device. The heads-up display device includes a projector configured to project a graphic element on the display screen through at least one reflector housed within a dashboard. The dashboard further houses an air duct for directing air flow within a passenger compartment. A light-transmitting section of the air duct is formed of a light-transmitting material adapted to allow light projected from the projector to pass therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jumpei Ichinokawa
  • Patent number: 9645559
    Abstract: A head-up display screen improves the ability of operators to operate equipment, allowing operators to view the equipment through a transparent window and view information about the equipment on an at least semitransparent display screen overlapping the transparent window, while minimizing obstruction to the view of the equipment. A head-up display screen may include touch capabilities, allowing operators to modify a display while viewing the equipment. A head-up display screen may be rugged and durable for an oil rig environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: RIGMINDER OPERATING, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory A. Ward, Evan L. Gooch
  • Patent number: 9638919
    Abstract: A method for reducing reflection when operating a head-up display of a motor vehicle. The head-up display includes a covering disk element and a dimming element for dimming a deflected light beam of ambient light. A control device determines a light beam path of the deflected light beam, determines a current position and orientation of the dimming element, and determines a region to be kept free of the deflected light beam around the eye point of a user. Based on this, the control device determines whether the deflected light beam passes through the area to be kept free. If so, the control device generates a control signal for adjusting a position of the dimming element to dim the deflected light beam with an adjustment device, and the adjustment device adjusts the position of the dimming element depending on the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Matthias Wunderlich