Image Superposition By Optical Means (e.g., Heads-up Display) Patents (Class 345/7)
  • Patent number: 10659740
    Abstract: An image rendering apparatus includes a light source unit, a detecting unit, an optical scanner, a light source driving unit, and an adjusting unit. The light source driving unit is configured to control the light source unit in such a way that a rendered image is generated by the scan of the optical scanner inside a scan area scanned by the optical scanner and that a characteristic laser beam is emitted at a position and in a pattern corresponding to a rendered content of the rendered image. The rendered image includes an indicator related to a speed of a vehicle. The light source driving unit is configured to control the light source unit to emit the characteristics detecting laser beam in such a way that a scale for the indicator related to the speed of the vehicle is rendered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD Corporation
    Inventor: Ryuichi Okazaki
  • Patent number: 10660224
    Abstract: A head-mounted display device including a front element, a pair of extending portions, an adjustable fixing assembly, a top adjustable fixing assembly, a rear adjustable fixing assembly, and a rotatable adjusting mechanism is provided. The front element is adapted to be placed or be installed with a display device and is adapted to cover eyes of a user. The top adjustable fixing assembly is adapted to be in contact with a parietal bone of the user. The rear adjustable fixing assembly is adapted to be in contact with an occipital bone of the user. The adjustable fixing assembly and the top adjustable fixing assembly are adjustable according to head shapes of different users. The rotatable adjusting mechanism adjusts the rear adjustable fixing assembly so that the rear adjustable fixing assembly is adapted to head shapes of different users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Hung-Chuan Wen, Chien-Hsin Liu, Chang-Hua Wei
  • Patent number: 10659752
    Abstract: Presented herein are methods and systems for visualizing an object region. The system including an electronic image capturing device, comprising an optical assembly, which provides a first optical channel for a first imaging beam path imaging the object region on a first sensor area of the image capturing device and a second optical channel for a second imaging beam path imaging the object region on a second sensor area of the image capturing device and which contains a microscope main objective system, through which the first imaging beam path and the second imaging beam path pass, comprising a first image producing device for the visualization of the object region for a first observer, to whom a first image of the object region, captured on the first sensor area, and a second image of the object region, captured on the second sensor area, are suppliable, and comprising a second image producing device for visualizing the object region for a second observer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CARL ZEISS MEDITEC AG
    Inventors: Alois Regensburger, Christoph Hauger
  • Patent number: 10656413
    Abstract: A combiner, a head-up display module, and to a vehicle with a head-up display module. To improve the image quality of a head-up display, a combiner is provided that has a transparent sheet. The transparent sheet is configured to reflect a projected image toward a user. The transparent sheet has a thickness less than 1 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Andrei Pasca, Ferenc Markus
  • Patent number: 10657409
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for tracking and discerning objects using their saliency. In one embodiment of the present disclosure, the tracking of objects is based on a combination of object saliency and additional sources of signal about object identity. Under certain simplifying assumptions, the present disclosure allows for robust tracking of simple objects with limited processing resources. In one or more variants, efficient implementation of the methods described allow sensors (e.g., cameras) to be used on board a robot (or autonomous vehicle) on a mobile determining platform, such as to capture images to determine the presence and/or identity of salient objects. Such determination of salient objects allow for e.g., adjustments to vehicle or other moving object trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Brain Corporation
    Inventors: Filip Piekniewski, Micah Richert
  • Patent number: 10653557
    Abstract: An ophthalmological laser therapy device having a pulsed laser, a positioning system and a control system that produce incisions in a tissue of an eye, in particular for producing corneal access incisions and a corresponding method. The invention produces corneal access incisions having increased leak tightness under external influences. Compressive strength, and complex incision geometries can be realized. An ophthalmological laser therapy device has a control system which is programmed to vary the operating parameters of the laser system and/or of the positioning system on the basis of a local position of the focal volume of a laser beam in the corneal tissue such that the access incision in the corneal tissue is varied and/or interrupted in the width of the access incision. The invention further includes a corresponding computer program product and a method for performing a corneal access incision in a corneal tissue of an eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Michael Stefan Rill, Delbert Peter Andrews, Tobias Damm, Rupert Menapace
  • Patent number: 10656420
    Abstract: A spectacle lens for a display device that can be fitted on the head of a user and generate an image. A coupling-in section in an edge area of the spectacle lens and a coupling-out section in a central area of the spectacle lens. The spectacle lens is suitable for coupling light bundles of pixels of the generated image into the spectacle lens via the coupling-in section, guiding them in the spectacle lens to the coupling-out section and coupling them out of the spectacle lens via the coupling-out section. The coupling-in section can divide at least one of the light bundles into several first sub-bundles and couple them into the spectacle lens offset from each other in a first direction such that the first sub-bundles are guided in the spectacle lens to the coupling-out section along a second direction running transverse with respect to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: tooz technologies GmbH
    Inventor: Hans-Juergen Dobschal
  • Patent number: 10647254
    Abstract: A display device for a vehicle includes a collision predictor, a display member, and a display controller. The collision predictor detects a moving body sideward of a course of the vehicle and predicts collision of the vehicle with the moving body detected. The display member provides display of an image or display of a mark, for view of a driver seated on a driver's seat of the vehicle. The image or the mark corresponds to the moving body. The display controller performs a control of the display member. The display controller changes the display of the image or the display of the mark more significantly than a motion of the moving body as actually seen from the driver's seat, on a condition that the collision predictor predicts the collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Isamu Nagasawa, Toshiya Furukawa, Tsukasa Mikuni, Takahiro Sakaguchi, Shun Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 10652474
    Abstract: A method for adjusting the angle of an element of a photographing unit of a head mounted display is provided by the present disclosure, including determining a rotation angle of a user's head when the user's head rotates, and adjusting an angle of the element of the photographing unit of the head mounted display according to the rotation angle, to align a photographing lens with a specific subject. A head mounted display is provided by the present disclosure, thus automatically capturing a photographing scene may be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chao Han, Hongyan Shi
  • Patent number: 10642034
    Abstract: Provided are a projection type display device, a control method of a projection type display device, and a control program of a projection type display device, capable of being continuously used even in a case where a vehicle vibrates, and performing optimal display depending on the vibration. An HUD 100 includes a projection display section 50 that projects image light obtained by spatially modulating light emitted from a light source onto a combiner 12 to display a virtual image, a first vibration detector 61 that detects a first vibration of the combiner 12, a second vibration detector 62 that detects a second vibration of the projection display section 50, a third vibration detector 63 that detects a third vibration of the projection display section 50 with respect to the combiner 12 on the basis of the first vibration and the second vibration, and a display controller 64 that controls the image to be displayed by the projection display section 50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Oshima
  • Patent number: 10642350
    Abstract: An eyepiece optical system is configured to form a non-telecentric optical system together with an image display unit serving as an image element, and to include the pixels in which a pixel in a peripheral region and the like on an image display has a larger size than a pixel in a central region on the image display. Accordingly, the central region that supports a wide angle of view and is of the image display on the image element having an effective field of view with a good performance of information capacity, makes it possible to retain image formation with high resolution, and to prevent an image from being degraded in the peripheral region, thus making it possible to ensure high-quality visibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki Takagi, Akira Komatsu, Takashi Takeda, Toshiaki Miyao, Tokito Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10642036
    Abstract: The invention relates to a housing for a head-up display of a motor vehicle, which housing has an inner wall that at least partially delimits an internal space for an imaging projection device to project a virtual image in a beam path onto a reflection surface in an internal space of the motor vehicle. The housing is characterized by at least one reflective deflection region of the internal wall to deflect the beam path of the imaging projection device. The deflection region may have a metallized or metallizing layer which is formed via the application of a metallizing, amorphous substance or material onto a surface of a base body of the inner wall, said surface facing toward the internal space. The invention furthermore relates to a corresponding head-up display, a correspondingly embodied motor vehicle, and a method to provide a housing according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventor: Christian Wall
  • Patent number: 10634907
    Abstract: An eye-tracker for determining a position of the pupil of an eye includes a detector and an optical element. The optical element has a first side facing the detector and an opposing second side. The optical element is configured to receive light reflected off the eye on the first side and redirect a portion of the reflected light that has a first wavelength in a spectral range and a first circular polarization toward the detector. The optical element is also configured to light that is outside the spectral range and light that has a second circular polarization opposite to the first circular polarization. A head-mounted display device that includes a display system and the eye-tracker is also disclosed. A method for determining the location of a pupil of an eye is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ying Geng, Babak Amirsolaimani, Scott Charles McEldowney, Wanli Chi, Yusufu Njoni Bamaxam Sulai
  • Patent number: 10634909
    Abstract: The present invention displays multiple images at different locations in the depth direction, while suppressing a decline in display quality, using projected light emitted from a single projector. A projector 20 emits first projection light L1 and second projection light L2 that have a first projection distance P1. A projection distance lengthening unit 251 having a negative refractive power is positioned along the path of the first projection light L1 between the projector 20 and a first screen 23, and causes an image to be formed on the first screen 23 by lengthening the projection distance P of the first projection light L1. A projection distance shortening unit 252 having a positive refractive power is positioned along the path of the second projection light L2 between the projector 20 and a second screen 24, and causes an image to be formed on the second screen 24 by lengthening the projection distance P of the second projection light L2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON SEIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuo Morohashi, Megumi Sato
  • Patent number: 10630946
    Abstract: Provided are a projection type display device, a display control method thereof, and a display control program thereof capable of preventing missing of warning information even in a case where display of warning information using a virtual image and display of warning information using a real image are switched. During a low speed run, warning information A1 is displayed on a windshield 6 using a real image Ir, and guidance information G1 is displayed in front of the windshield 6 using a virtual image Iv. During a high speed run, warning information A2 is displayed in front of the windshield 6 using the virtual image Iv, and guidance information G2 is displayed on the windshield 6 using the real image Ir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Oshima
  • Patent number: 10629106
    Abstract: A projection display device mounted in a vehicle includes a light modulation unit that spatially modulates, in accordance with image data that has been input, light emitted by a light source; a projection optical system that projects the light that has been spatially modulated onto a projection surface of the vehicle; and an image data control unit 63 that controls image data to be input to the light modulation unit. The image data control unit 63 performs, in a first mode in which driving is performed in accordance with an internally generated instruction or an externally and wirelessly received instruction, control to switch between projection of image light for normal display onto the projection surface 2 and projection of image light for warning display onto the projection surface 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuya Yoneyama
  • Patent number: 10627901
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the artificial reality system determines that a performance metric of an eye tracking system is below a first performance threshold. The eye tracking system is associated with a head-mounted display worn by a user. The artificial reality system receives first inputs associated with the body of a user and determines a region that the user is looking at within a field of view of a head-mounted display based on the received first inputs. The system determines a vergence distance of the user based at least on the first inputs associated with the body of the user, the region that the user is looking at, and locations of one or more objects in a scene displayed by the head-mounted display. The system adjusts one or more configurations of the head-mounted display based on the determined vergence distance of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ramesh Raskar, Neeraj Choubey
  • Patent number: 10627925
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a wearable device includes a display, a detector, and a hardware processor. The display displays a screen keyboard on a screen when an instruction is input. The detector includes a polygonal plate and detects a tracing action of a finger over a side of the polygonal plate. The hardware processor determines whether the screen keyboard is displayed on the screen when the detector detects the tracing action, and executes an action on the screen in accordance with the tracing action detected by the detector when the hardware processor determines that the screen keyboard is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba Client Solutions CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuo Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 10627629
    Abstract: A field curvature virtual image display system applicable to a projection lens set comprises: an image source disposed in a partial region of an objective plane of the projection lens set; a first imaging group having a front lens group and a back lens group; and a second imaging group having a partial reflection and partial transmission surface and an antireflection surface and functioning as an image combiner. In a field curvature virtual image display system system, the objective plane is imaged as a virtual image surface with a specific field curvature type to generate an including angle between the optical axis of the first imaging group and the optical axis of active virtual image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Wei-Yi Hung
  • Patent number: 10630892
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes a processor configured to acquire a peripheral image around a predetermined object captured by image capture units. The predetermined object is different from the image capture units. The processor is also configured to determine whether or not a moving situation of an image of a moving subject included in the acquired peripheral image corresponds to a predetermined specific situation. The moving situation is a moving situation of the image of the moving subject with respect to the predetermined object. The processor is further configured to execute control to produce an output so as to display distinguishably on a display an image of a partial region among the peripheral image, the partial region including the image of the moving subject, when the moving situation of the image of the moving subject corresponds to the predetermined moving situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuo Ura
  • Patent number: 10620752
    Abstract: A system for predicting a touch position of a pointer on a touch-enabled unit includes a 3D imaging unit, a processing unit coupled to the 3D imaging unit, and a touch-enabled unit coupled to the processing unit. The 3D imaging unit is configured to monitor an interaction zone in front of the touch-enabled unit. The processing unit includes a prediction module that is configured to predict where a pointer that approaches the touch-enabled unit and is monitored by the 3D imaging unit will touch the touch-enabled unit, and a calibration module that is configured to generate at least one calibration parameter by comparing the predicted touch position to the actual touch position of the pointer detected by the touch-enabled unit and to transfer the at least one calibration parameter to the prediction module in order to calibrate the prediction module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Alexander Barth
  • Patent number: 10621878
    Abstract: In an aircraft including a cockpit, a unit for monitoring the situation of the aircraft and a radio communication unit, the device for aiding the ground rolling is configured to: acquire, from the monitoring unit, information the situation of the aircraft and determine predicted positions of the aircraft for a set of future instants, and for each vehicle of a set of other vehicles situated on the surface of the airport: acquire, from the radio communication unit, information regarding the situation of the vehicle, which information is transmitted by this vehicle, determine predicted positions of the vehicle and calculate a distance between the predicted position of the aircraft and the predicted position of the vehicle for each instant of the set of future instants and compare this distance with a predetermined distance threshold and, emit an alert in the cockpit if this distance is less than this distance threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Pierre Scacchi, Thibault Lefez
  • Patent number: 10621899
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a display apparatus which includes an image processor configured to analyze a histogram of image data including at least one of a white color level and a black color level to determine a color level range and a controller configured to set a display mode or to convert the color level range based on the determined color level range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ju Yong Kim, Jin Sung An, Sung Ju Lee, Seung Sin Lee, Hye Young Jung
  • Patent number: 10613376
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein include an augmented reality (AR) see-through display system, which includes a diffractive backlight substrate including diffractive gratings. The display system includes a light source to transmit light into the backlight substrate, wherein the diffractive gratings scatter the light out of the backlight substrate to form an array of directional pixels. The display system includes an LCD panel to modulate the array of directional pixels to form an image that augments a real world view visible through the backlight substrate and the LCD panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Francesco Aieta
  • Patent number: 10613324
    Abstract: A vehicle display device includes: a projector that emits display light corresponding to a display image to be visually recognized by a driver of a vehicle; a screen on which the display image corresponding to the display light emitted from the projector is projected and that reflects the display light; and an aspheric mirror reflecting reflection light of the display light reflected by the screen toward a windshield of the vehicle. The aspheric mirror has a non-reflection area on a part of a reflection surface reflecting the reflection light toward the windshield. The projector is arranged at a position facing the screen with the aspheric mirror interposed therebetween such that the display light passes through the non-reflection area and is directed to the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kunimitsu Aoki
  • Patent number: 10614335
    Abstract: A method includes detecting a focus of attention of an observer of an anatomical image of a set of images, determining a location of the anatomical image includes tissue with a finding of interest based on the detected focus of attention, identifying an anatomical image, from an earlier acquired imaging data set, with a same portion of tissue as the displayed image, visually displaying graphical indicia, concurrently with the displayed image, that identifies the earlier acquired image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Eric Cohen-Solal, Gabriel Ryan Mankovich, Yuechen Qian, Thusitha Dananjaya De Silva Mabotuwana
  • Patent number: 10613703
    Abstract: Techniques and systems to support collaborative interaction as part of virtual reality video are described. In one example, a viewport is generated such that a reviewing user of a reviewing user device may view VR video viewed by a source user of a source user device. The viewport, for instance, may be configured as a border at least partially surrounding a portion of the VR video output by the reviewing VR device. In another instance, the viewport is configured to support output of thumbnails within an output of VR video by the reviewing VR device. Techniques and systems are also described to support communication of annotations between the source and reviewing VR devices. Techniques and systems are also described to support efficient distribution of VR video within a context of a content editing application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Joseph DiVerdi, Aaron Phillip Hertzmann, Cuong D. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10616568
    Abstract: A VST-HMD (Video See-Through Head Mounted Display) includes at least one camera, a first display device, a second display device, a first lens, a second lens, a first eye tracker, a second eye tracker, and a processor. The camera captures environmental image information. The first eye tracker detects left-eye motion information of a user. The second eye tracker detects right-eye motion information of the user. The processor determines an eye focus region of the user and depth information of the eye focus region according to the environmental image information, the left-eye motion information, and the right-eye motion information. The processor further monitors a displacement of the eye focus region and a change in the depth information, and accordingly determines whether to adjust image positions of the first display device and the second display device and/or focus of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: ACER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Tzu-Chieh Lin, Chao-Shih Huang
  • Patent number: 10608409
    Abstract: A wearable display includes left and right display lens systems each having imaging units configured for augmented reality imaging. The imaging units include an emitter structure, one or more optical elements, a display optic, an electrically alterable scanning optical element and a calibration light sensor. The emitter structure has one or more light sources configured to emit light. The optical elements direct the light along a light path in the imaging unit. The scanning optical element receives the light from the optical elements and directs it to the display optic. The scanning optical element scans in one or more dimensions to direct the light through an imaging optic that directs the light into the display optic. The calibration light sensor is located at a point along the light path between the emitter structure and the scanning optical element and receives a portion of light from one of the optical elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Theodore Gibson, Scott Jeffrey Woltman
  • Patent number: 10606080
    Abstract: Eye-tracked head-mounted displays are provide which, in one aspect, may utilize the same optics for eyetracking and image viewing, with a selected portion of the optics used for an eyetracking optical path and a selected portion of the display optics used for an image viewing optical path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: THE ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, AUGMENTED VISION INC.
    Inventors: Hong Hua, Chunyu Gao
  • Patent number: 10607526
    Abstract: A first sensor device detects a viewing direction of a user, who is located in an interior of the motor vehicle, onto a display surface of a motor vehicle. A control unit of the motor vehicle determines a display parameter of a digital image subject to the detected viewing direction, specifying an absolute pictorial configuration of the digital image. The determination of the display parameter is based on the viewing direction of the user onto the absolutely pictorial configuration of the digital image, such that a relative, perspective-related configuration of the digital image is obtained so that the relative, perspective-related configuration corresponds to a target configuration of the digital image. The control unit generates the digital image as a function of the determined display parameter and the digital image is then displayed on the display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Joris Mertens, Georg Haslinger, Jacques Hélot, Markus Klug
  • Patent number: 10606074
    Abstract: A HUD apparatus is provided. The HUD apparatus is provided with: an optical source part having a light emission element; a condenser lens, which faces the optical source part, and collects light source light; a field lens, which further collects the light source light transmitted from the condenser lens side, and which projects light at a predetermined angle; and an image formation element, which forms an image when the light source light transmitted from the field lens side is inputted thereto, and which projects light of an image toward the windshield side. The field lens has a composite surface on at least one of the condenser lens side and the image formation element side, the composite surface having multiple continuous optical surfaces. The condenser lens has a diffusion part that diffuses the light source light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Nambara
  • Patent number: 10600390
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes: monitoring, by a computing device, a driver's eye gaze direction; receiving, by the computing device, a notification; determining, by a computing device, a location to display the notification based on the driver's eye gaze direction; and generating, by the computing device, display instructions to display the notification in the determined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Gregory J. Boss, John E. Moore, Jr., Brent Hodges
  • Patent number: 10599929
    Abstract: An object detection device including at least one image capture element can capture image data in a field of view and detect types of objects located in that region. Information such as a direction of travel or speed of the object may be used to determine a relative position of the object of interest, for example relative to the object detection device or a target object. The data from multiple devices for a region can be aggregated such that objects can be tracked as they move though the region. Information about the relative position of the object of interest can be used to trigger alerts to users in the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: MOTIONLOFT, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Cuban, Joyce Reitman, Paul McAlpine
  • Patent number: 10594934
    Abstract: A controller for synthesizing images for a vehicle display comprises a first image generator for generating a bird's eye image from a first set of cameras, the bird's eye image depicting the surroundings of a host vehicle and having a generally central portion. The controller includes a second image generator for generating a second image separate from the bird's eye image. The controller includes a synthesizer for synthesizing the bird's eye image and the second image for displaying the second image within the generally central portion of the bird's eye image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
    Inventors: Zheng Li, Andreas U Kuehnle
  • Patent number: 10589660
    Abstract: A mobile unit and a system for a mobile unit which can judge whether an oncoming car is emitting a high beam are provided. A mobile unit and a system for a mobile unit which include a first and a second sensors, a memory circuit, an arithmetic circuit, and a window portion. The first sensor is configured to sense the position of the eyes of a driver who is riding in the mobile unit. The second sensor is configured to sense whether an oncoming car is existing, whether the oncoming car is emitting a high beam, and a region that is to be irradiated with the high beam. The memory circuit is configured to store an irradiation distance of a high beam and a decrease rate of light transmittance of the window portion. The arithmetic circuit is configured to output, to the window portion, data on a region of the window portion in which the light transmittance is to be changed, on the basis of data sensed by the first sensor and the second sensor and data stored in the memory circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Kimura, Kentaro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10589703
    Abstract: A method for presenting information upon starting an automotive vehicle includes at least one step in which various parameters associated with the vehicle are verified. Also included is a step in which a particular light beam is projected onto a specific area of the passenger compartment of the vehicle when the state of a plurality of verified parameters allows the vehicle to be started.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Thierry Fleurence, Nicolas Boiroux, Antoine Boilevin
  • Patent number: 10585287
    Abstract: A waveguide display is used for presenting media to a user. The waveguide display includes light source assembly, an output waveguide, and a controller. The light source assembly includes one or more projectors projecting an image light at least along one dimension. The output waveguide includes a waveguide body with two opposite surfaces. The output waveguide includes a first grating receiving an image light propagating along an input wave vector, a second grating, and a third grating positioned opposite to the second grating and outputting an expanded image light with wave vectors matching the input wave vector. The controller controls the scanning of the one or more source assemblies to form a two-dimensional image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Hee Yoon Lee, Wanli Chi, Pasi Saarikko
  • Patent number: 10585214
    Abstract: An apparatus and system for a display screen for use in near-eye display devices. Small light emitting devices are placed behind a plurality of light-directing beads. The light emitting devices and light-directing beads for a display device and system placed in front of a user for near-eye display. This allows a user to experience near-eye display with greater resolution, wider field of view and faster frame rate. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SOLIDDD CORP.
    Inventors: Richard A. Muller, Neal Weinstock
  • Patent number: 10578453
    Abstract: A three-dimensional computer model of an environment is formed based on collected sensor data that includes at least one of image data of the environment and range data to objects in the environment. A plurality of candidate trajectories within the environment are generated based on the three-dimensional computer model. Rendered image data of the three-dimensional computer model and the plurality of candidate trajectories is formed. One of the candidate trajectories is selected based on the rendered image data and is utilized for controlling movement of a mobile platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Rosemount Aerospace Inc.
    Inventors: Julian C. Ryde, Zohaib T. Mian
  • Patent number: 10578865
    Abstract: The present application relates to a head-up display apparatus, a control method thereof, and a vehicle. The head-up display apparatus comprises: an image projecting device, a display background detecting device, and a processor. The image projecting device is configured to generate an image and project the image onto a preset area on a reflective surface. The display background detecting device is configured to detect optical information of a background space that a user can see through the preset area, wherein the background space and the user are located at opposite sides of the reflective surface. The processor is configured to determine an image displaying mode of the image projecting device based on the optical information, and to control the image projecting device to project images in the determined image displaying mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yanjun Chen
  • Patent number: 10579162
    Abstract: A method to correct for a vehicle induced change of direction in an electronic device is described. The method comprises determining a first center pose of the electronic device, and determining when a motion of the electronic device is caused by a vehicle. At least one key point within a scene can be tracked, using a sensor in conjunction with computer vision operating on a processor, to determine a second center pose. It is then determined whether the second center pose is within a tolerance with respect to the first center pose; and the second center pose is adjusted when there is a difference between the second center pose and the first center pose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Peri, Ciaran Rochford
  • Patent number: 10579109
    Abstract: To provide a control device and a control method capable of controlling display like a case in which a user performs his or her head movement although the user does not move his or her head. There is provided a control device including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire position attitude information regarding a position or an attitude of an object related to a user manipulation located at a different position from a head of a user; and a control unit configured to control an image visual field which is a range displayed as an image on a display device mounted on the head of the user based on the position attitude information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Heesoon Kim, Shunichi Kasahara, Masahiko Inami, Kouta Minamizawa, Yuta Sugiura, Yusuke Mizushina
  • Patent number: 10579884
    Abstract: An image processing device according to an aspect of the embodiment includes a display controller and a determining unit. The display controller generates a synthesized image when viewing a perimeter of a vehicle from a virtual viewpoint based on an image from an image capturing device and causes a display unit to display the synthesized image. The determining unit determines, in a case where a screen other than a virtual viewpoint screen including the synthesized image is displayed on the display unit, whether a switching condition to a notification screen for notifying an occupant of presence of an obstacle is satisfied when the obstacle is detected by a detector. The display controller causes the display unit to display the notification screen obtained by superimposing a predetermined notification image on the virtual viewpoint screen, when the determining unit determines that the switching condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignees: FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kouei Kiyo, Kohei Maejima
  • Patent number: 10580389
    Abstract: A system may include a structure, a head wearable device, emitters, receivers, and a processor. The emitters may be configured to emit signals and may be implemented on at least one of the structure or the head wearable device. The receivers may be configured to receive at least some of the signals from the emitters, to detect at least one signal property including signal intensity of the received signals, and to output information of the at least one signal property as signal data. The receivers may be implemented on at least one of the structure or the head wearable device. A processor may be configured to: receive the signal data from the receivers; determine a position and an orientation of the head wearable device based on the signal data; and output image or symbolic data to the head wearable device to be displayed by the head wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlo L. Tiana, Robert B. Wood
  • Patent number: 10571691
    Abstract: A system includes a head-mounted display, a device including at least one of a computer and a battery, and a strap. The strap includes a first end connected to the head-mounted display, a second end connected to the device, a service loop, and circuitry extending from the first end through the service loop to the second end to electrically couple the head-mounted display with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Phillip Yee, Julian Hammerstein
  • Patent number: 10571251
    Abstract: Examples of a light field metrology system for use with a display are disclosed. The light field metrology may capture images of a projected light field, and determine focus depths (or lateral focus positions) for various regions of the light field using the captured images. The determined focus depths (or lateral positions) may then be compared with intended focus depths (or lateral positions), to quantify the imperfections of the display. Based on the measured imperfections, an appropriate error correction may be performed on the light field to correct for the measured imperfections. The display can be an optical display element in a head mounted display, for example, an optical display element capable of generating multiple depth planes or a light field display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Lionel E. Edwin, Ivan L. Yeoh, Samuel A. Miller
  • Patent number: 10571694
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical apparatus with a wide available range of a lens module, which is capable of providing an image having a deep depth of field to a user. The optical apparatus according to the present invention includes a display unit for outputting an image; at least one reflective unit having a size of 4 mm or less for reflecting the image outputted from the display unit; and a frame unit fixed thereto with the display unit and the at least one reflective unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: LETINAR CO., LTD
    Inventor: Jeong Hun Ha
  • Patent number: 10567641
    Abstract: Systems and methods for gaze-directed photography with a camera having a field of view are provided herein. In some embodiments, a method includes receiving an input trigger from a user, determining a target object of a gaze of the user, mapping the target object to the field of view of the camera, tracking the target object after the user averts their gaze, adjusting at least one camera parameter based on the tracking and capturing one or more images containing the target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Devon Rueckner
  • Patent number: 10564831
    Abstract: Described are various embodiments of an electronic device having an adjustable graphical display, and a vision correction system, method and graphical user interface therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: EVOLUTION OPTIKS LIMITED
    Inventors: Nathan L. Hough, Christopher J. S. Hough, Jennifer K. Sharpe, Ryan M. Hough, Luke A. Vigeant