Image Superposition By Optical Means (e.g., Heads-up Display) Patents (Class 345/7)
  • Patent number: 9972319
    Abstract: A head mounted display device includes an image display unit that allows a user to visually recognize an image and through which outside scenery is transmitted and a microphone that detects a voice. In addition, the head mounted display device further includes a data acquisition unit that acquires data and an additional data display control unit that allows the image display unit to display an image based on the voice detected by the microphone and the data acquired by the data acquisition unit when the outside scenery is visually recognized by the user through the image display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaori Sendai, Atsunari Tsuda, Masahide Takano
  • Patent number: 9971560
    Abstract: Methods and systems for displaying messages using body-worn electronic display devices. One method includes receiving proximity data indicating a distance between a first electronic display device and a second electronic display device. The method also includes receiving first orientation data indicating an orientation of the first electronic display device and receiving second orientation data indicating an orientation of the second electronic display device. The method also includes determining a distributed message for display based on the proximity data, the first orientation data, and the second orientation data. The distributed message includes a first message for display on the first electronic display device and a second message for display on the second electronic display device. The method also includes displaying, by a controller, the first message on the first electronic display device and the second message on the second electronic display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Marcus, Goktug Duman, Craig F Siddoway, Chi T. Tran, Bert Van Der Zaag
  • Patent number: 9972277
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and devices for varying functionality of a wearable computing device. An example device includes a first sensor and a second sensor. An example method includes, while a device is operating in a first state, receiving an indication of a touch input at the first sensor. The second sensor is configured in an idle mode based on the device operating in the first state. The method further includes, in response to receiving the indication of the touch input, triggering the second sensor to operate in an active mode and receiving data from the second sensor. The method further includes determining, based on the data, whether the device is being worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Hayes Solos Raffle, David Sparks, Bo Wu
  • Patent number: 9971302
    Abstract: A method for processing a sequence of holographic images, with a view to its rendition by a holographic display device to at least one observer. A holographic image is decomposed over a Gabor wavelet basis into a set of wavelet coefficients. The method includes the following acts, implemented for an image of the sequence: obtaining items of information representative of the decomposition over the Gabor wavelet basis; obtaining of items of information representative of a location of the at least one observer in a reference frame of the display device; selecting a subset of wavelet coefficients as a function of the wavelet items of information and of the location items of information obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Patrick Gioia, Kartik Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 9967668
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and sets for capturing and reproducing a binaural recording are provided. In one embodiment, the binaural recording is captured using an earpiece set that includes a pair of earpieces each including a frame, a microphone, and a transducer. The frame is adapted to be worn on an ear, and defines an ear-insertion end and a posterior end opposite the ear-insertion end. The ear-insertion end is adapted to be positioned within an ear canal. The microphone is coupled to the frame for capturing ambient sound, and adapted to be positioned outside the ear canal and substantially coplanar with a tragus of the ear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: EEARS LLC
    Inventor: Anthony Mattana
  • Patent number: 9964761
    Abstract: A head-up display for a motor vehicle includes a housing, which may be integrated into an instrument panel of the motor vehicle. A combiner is configured to combine an image of the head-up display and an environment in front of the motor vehicle observable through the combiner. The combiner is movable from a position of non-use into a position of use. An image generator is configured to generate the image. A cover may be brought into a closed position, which covers the housing when not in use. The cover has an opening to enable an emission of light of a light beam of the image generator with the cover closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Peter Brandt, Heiko Charle, Andreas Kreis, Horst Deichmann
  • Patent number: 9965982
    Abstract: A near-eye light field display device for displaying a light field to at least one eye of a viewer, the device comprising an array of light field display elements, each display element adapted to display a time-varying light field view image, the display device configured to modulate the focus of the time-varying view image displayed by each display element according to a time-varying fixation depth of the at least one eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Paul Lapstun
  • Patent number: 9959008
    Abstract: A system for providing a visual user environment includes a processing unit, a memory, a primary display device for providing a primary visual interface, and an adjunct communication device for providing an adjunct visual interface. In an embodiment, the adjunct display device is configured to present quasi-3D or 3D images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Liang Tan, John Wilson, Patrick Hahn
  • Patent number: 9958681
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device including: a display; at least one optical lens configured to change an optical path of light generated in the display at a fixed refractive index; a prism configured to reflect the light, which has passed through the at least one optical lens, at least one time to guide the light to a destination point; a variable lens positioned in the optical path of light between the display and the destination point, a refractive index of at least a portion of the variable lens being changed by a control signal to change at least a portion of the optical path of light; and a controller configured to generate the control signal. An optical path of light generated in the display may be changed by the variable lens whose refractive index can be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dongseuck Ko, Jeongyun Heo, Yujune Jang, Jeeyoung Cheon
  • Patent number: 9958947
    Abstract: A position within displayed digital content that a user is ocularly focused on (e.g., where within displayed content the user is looking) may be determined. Digital content comprising a visual indication of the position may be rendered. The visual indication of the position may be displayed on the same display that the user is looking at and/or a different display. In some embodiments, the position may be determined based on data generated by a sensor physically attached to the user. Additionally or alternatively, the position may be determined based on data generated by a stationary computing device comprising a sensor configured to track changes in ocular position of the user. In some embodiments the digital content may comprise digital images and/or video (e.g., broadcast content, on-demand content, images and/or video associated with a computer application, or the like).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Edward David Monnerat, Mehul Patel
  • Patent number: 9958675
    Abstract: A combiner for a head-up display apparatus has: a front surface; a rear surface; a plurality of grooves formed in a stripe shape so as to penetrate between the front surface and the rear surface in an upper end section; and a plurality of reflective protrusions each formed between each groove in the upper end section. Each reflective protrusion: has a triangular cross section; extends between the front surface and the rear surface; forms a pair of planar reflective surfaces inclined relative to the horizontal plane as a result of interposing therebetween a vertical angle pointing upwards in the triangular cross section; and reflects light to the side by using the reflective surfaces. The angle of the vertical angle in each reflective protrusion gradually increases from either the front surface or the rear surface, towards the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Makoto Inomata
  • Patent number: 9952439
    Abstract: A head mounted device mounted on a user's head includes a display unit that displays an image to the user, a holding member that holds the display unit to the user's head, and an auxiliary member, including a rotation unit, that assists the holding member by rotating about the rotation unit to contact a front of the user's head. The rotation unit includes a biasing member that biases the auxiliary member in a direction of pressing the front region of the user's head and a restricting member that restricts the rotation at the rotation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shigeru Toriihara, Yuya Nagata
  • Patent number: 9952435
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a frame, an image display apparatus attached to the frame, and a distortion correction apparatus. The image display apparatus includes an image forming apparatus and an optical system configured to guide an image from the image forming apparatus to a pupil of an observer. When it is assumed that a direction, which corresponds to a first direction of the image, of the image forming apparatus is an X-direction and a direction, which corresponds to a second direction of the image which direction is different from the first direction, of the image forming apparatus is a Y-direction, the image forming apparatus is curved in the X-direction and/or in the Y-direction. The distortion correction apparatus corrects an input image signal to correct a distortion of an image to be observed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Eiichi Tanaka, Hirokazu Tatsuta, Shin Hasegawa, Yuichi Hasegawa, Kenta Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 9955146
    Abstract: A display device comprises a signal processor configured to generate left-eye and right-eye image data according to an input image signal, a frame rate controller configured to generate a plurality of left-eye and right-eye image data from the left-eye and right-eye image data according to an output frequency, a data formatter configured to alternately organize the plurality of left-eye and right-eye image data generated by the frame rate controller, and a display unit configured to sequentially display the plurality of left-eye and right-eye image data organized by the data formatter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soo-Ran Park, Sang-Myeon Han, Kwang-Sub Shin, Baek-Woon Lee
  • Patent number: 9953533
    Abstract: A hazard warning system for vehicles including hazard detection sensors and a primary transmitter for a primary vehicle configured to transmit information regarding a hazard and a path history of the primary vehicle. A secondary receiver for a secondary vehicle is configured to receive the information regarding the hazard detected by the hazard detection sensors, and the path history of the primary vehicle. A secondary vehicle control module is configured to notify a driver of the secondary vehicle of the hazard when the secondary vehicle is traveling along a path similar to that of the primary vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Graves
  • Patent number: 9952662
    Abstract: A portable device (e.g., a wireless device such as a cell phone) is provided with a flexible keyboard and a flexible display screen. Such flexible components may be stored in the housing of the portable device when not in use. The flexible display screen and flexible keyboard may be expanded from the housing when the flexible components are utilized by a user. Non-flexible display and input components may be provided on the exterior of the portable device such that the device may be used, in some form, while the flexible components are stored. In one embodiment, a portion of the flexible display (or flexible keyboard) may be utilized when the flexible display (or flexible keyboard) is stored in said first housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventor: Jeffrey David Mullen
  • Patent number: 9952429
    Abstract: Collaborative scene sharing for overcoming visual obstructions is provided. Video feeds of a scene are obtained from multiple devices viewing the scene from different angle. An obstruction obstructs portion(s) of the scene from view by a device. An aggregation grid that partitions views of the scene into cells is established and used in providing an aggregated view of the scene to the device. This includes identifying cell(s) of the aggregation grid for which the view by the device is obstructed by the obstruction, and providing to the device video portion(s) obtained from video feed(s) from the multiple devices. The video portion(s) correspond to the cell(s) for which the view by the device is obstructed, and the video feeds from which the video portions are obtained are from other device(s), of the multiple devices, for which the view for the cell(s) is unobstructed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vijay Ekambaram, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 9946064
    Abstract: An anti-ghosting reflection device includes: a reflection sandwich layer with a first surface and a second surface which are used as reflection surfaces; a first half-wave plate disposed on the first surface of the reflection sandwich layer; and a second half-wave plate disposed beneath the second surface. An anti-ghosting display system is capable of solving the problem of low reflection at the Brewster's angle, the invisibility of the polarized sunglasses, raindrops-caused image distortion by the use of the reflection sandwich layer disposed in the two half-wave plates in combination with an imaging device which can generate a polarization imaging light P.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: E-Lead Electronic Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Stephen Chen
  • Patent number: 9946069
    Abstract: An optical component for a display apparatus comprises an optical waveguide part (11) arranged to guide light therealong between surface parts thereof by internal reflection, an input part (13) arranged to receive light and direct the received light into the optical waveguide part, and an output part comprising a partially transmissive angularly reflective optical coating (25) arranged upon a surface part of the optical waveguide part. The output part is optically coupled to the input part by the optical waveguide part to receive guided light and to transmit some but not all of said guided light out from the optical waveguide part. The angularly reflective optical coating extends along a dimension of the optical waveguide part to expand the guided light in said dimension along the output part by repeated partial transmission thereof for output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS plc
    Inventors: Mohmed Salim Valera, Michael David Simmonds, Maha Fares
  • Patent number: 9942222
    Abstract: Described are techniques and systems for providing authentication credentials associated with a user. The user is authenticated using one or more techniques, such as multi-factor authentication using one or more biometric characteristics, biomedical data, passwords, and so forth, to generate authentication data. The authentication data may be used in conjunction with information about a wearable device (“wearable”), such as a wristband. Authentication may be confirmed upon an indication that the wearable has not been removed, tampered with, and so forth. In some implementations the wearable device may store and distribute the authentication credentials to requesting devices so long as the wearable has not been removed, tampered with, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Howard Fenton, Arnaud Marie Froment, Leo Benedict Baldwin, Albert William Wegener
  • Patent number: 9939646
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to head worn computing lighting systems and stray light control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John N. Border, Edward H. Nortrup
  • Patent number: 9934583
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments may involve analyzing reflections from an eye to help determine where the respective sources of the reflections are located. An exemplary method involves: (a) analyzing eye-image data to determine observed movement of a reflected feature on an eye surface; (b) determining an expected movement of the reflected feature on the eye surface given a value of a z-distance parameter; (c) determining a difference between the observed movement of the reflected feature on the eye surface and the expected movement of the reflected feature on the eye surface; (d) if the difference is less than a threshold, then associating the value of the z-distance parameter with a source of the reflected feature; and (e) if the difference is greater than the threshold, then: (i) making a predetermined adjustment to the value of the z-distance parameter; and (ii) repeating (a) to (d) with the adjusted value of the z-distance parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Thad Eugene Starner
  • Patent number: 9934754
    Abstract: A system and method for generating a dynamic sensor array for an augmented reality system is described. A head mounted device includes one or more sensors, an augmented reality (AR) application, and a sensor array module. The sensor array module identifies available sensors from other head mounted devices that are geographically located within a predefined area. A dynamic sensor array is formed based on the available sensors and the one or more sensors. The dynamic sensor array is updated based on an operational status of the available sensors and the one or more sensors. The AR application generates AR content based on data from the dynamic sensor array. A display of the head mounted device displays the AR content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: DAQRI, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Mullins, Matthew Kammerait
  • Patent number: 9927612
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to providing see-through computer display with improved optics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John N. Border, Joseph Bietry, John D. Haddick
  • Patent number: 9921056
    Abstract: Devices and methods are described that provide for scanning surfaces and generating 3-dimensional point clouds that describe the depth of the measured surface at each point. In general, the devices and methods utilize scanning mirror(s) that reflect a laser beam into a pattern of scan lines. When the raster pattern of scan lines is directed at a surface, reflections of the laser beam from the surface are received and used to the generate 3-dimensional point clouds that describe the measured surface depth at each point. The motion of the scanning mirror(s) can be dynamically adjusted to modify the characteristics of the resulting 3-dimensional point cloud of the surface. For example, the adjustment of the scanning mirror motion can modify the resolution or data density of the resulting 3-dimensional point cloud that describes the measured depths of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Microvision, Inc.
    Inventors: Jari Honkanen, P. Selvan Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 9918681
    Abstract: The invention comprises a virtual window system that creates a visual coherency between the image of the patient and his or her anatomy and the patient by aligning the image of the patient anatomy on the display to the patient and presenting the image to the user that feels as if the user is looking directly into the patient through the display. The invention is designed to also display medical devices, such as a minimally invasive tool. The system substantially unifies the coordinate systems of the patient, the medical device, the display, and the physician's hands. The invention creates a visual coherency between the motion of the medical device in the image and the motion of the physician's hands manipulating the device. This invention also creates a visual coherency between the motion of the image in the display and of that display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Auris Surgical Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Wallace, Greg Stahler, Jaime Waydo, Aaron Grogan
  • Patent number: 9921073
    Abstract: An eyewear-type mobile terminal includes a camera; an output unit configured to output road guide information; and a controller configured to: acquire information about a current position; cause the output unit to output the road guide information for a route from the current position to a destination; cause the camera to acquire visual information in real-time while the road guide information is output; and update the road guide information in real-time based on the acquired visual information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jeongyoon Rhee, Taeseong Kim, Taekyoung Lee, Yujune Jang
  • Patent number: 9919600
    Abstract: A vehicle information display system and an instrument panel assembly configured to project vehicle information onto the windshield or on a meter panel is provided. The information display system and the instrument panel assembly utilizes a single electronic display to either display vehicle information on the meter panel or to project vehicle information onto the windshield so as to reduce the number of components needed to perform both functions, and thus reduce packaging space. The electronic display and a first panel are rotatably mounted to the first display opening so as to alternatively cover the first display opening, wherein in a first mode of operation the electronic display is disposed within the first display opening and in a second mode of operation the first panel is disposed within the opening and the vehicle information is projected onto the windshield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan C. Hall
  • Patent number: 9915822
    Abstract: A thermoplastic film for a laminated-glass pane, having a non-linear continuous wedge insert in both a vertical and horizontal direction in some sections, is described. In the vertical direction, the laminated-glass pane is, from the perspective of an observer, further at a lower end than at an upper end. In a laminated-glass pane equipped with the thermoplastic film, the thermoplastic film is located between two glass layers. The thermoplastic film has at least a first section having a wedge angle profile that is continuous and non-linear in the vertical and horizontal direction, such that ghost images from a head-up display are minimized in the region of the first section. The thermoplastic film also minimizes double images in transmission in the first section and in further sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Martin Arndt, Stefan Gossen
  • Patent number: 9917280
    Abstract: A display device includes a first substrate, a pixel defining layer on the first substrate, the pixel defining layer configured to define a light emission area, a first electrode in the light emission area, a light emitting layer on the first electrode, a second electrode on the light emitting layer, a second substrate which is opposite to the first substrate, and a reflecting member on a lower surface of the first substrate. The reflecting member may include a first reflecting unit on the lower surface of the first substrate, the first reflecting unit having an aperture at a position overlapping the light emission area, and a second reflecting unit on the first reflecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ilhun Seo, Byoungki Kim, Youngjun Shin, Jiyoun Lee, Jaebeom Choi
  • Patent number: 9908413
    Abstract: A vehicle display device includes an indicator that luminously displays a display image on its screen by lighting and stops the luminous display of the display image by extinction, and a display panel that includes a light shielding part on a rear surface of the display panel. The light shielding part light-shields a surrounding part of a transmitting window, through which an image light of the display image is transmitted to be capable of being visually recognized from a front side. A transmission region of a front surface of the display panel that is located at least on the front side of the transmitting window is occupied by a planar part that is formed in a flat surface shape along the screen, and a plurality of projecting surface parts that project from the planar part into a curved projecting surface shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Terashima, Hiroyuki Nagino, Shota Nojiri, Kenichi Hiura, Kazuyoshi Kohda, Yoshihiko Michihiro
  • Patent number: 9911230
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for controlling a virtual monitor in an augmented reality display system are provided. The method for controlling a virtual monitor in an augmented reality display system, including a camera for photographing an image for determining a location of the virtual monitor and for photographing an image of a user's finger, and a graphic device including window images, includes parallel-processing the image for determining a location of the virtual monitor and the window images and mapping the window images to a set location to create the virtual monitor, extracting a finger tip from the image of the user's finger, stencil-buffering an image of the finger tip not to render the image of the finger in the virtual monitor, determining whether the finger tip collides with the stencil-buffered virtual monitor, and controlling an operation of the virtual monitor according to the determination of the finger tip collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwang Ha Jeon
  • Patent number: 9905997
    Abstract: An image display device includes a laser light source, a controller, a temperature acquisition unit, and an image forming unit. The laser light source emits a plurality of laser beams including a red laser beam, a green laser beam, and a blue laser beam. The controller controls lighting of the laser light source. The temperature acquisition unit obtains temperature information with respect to the laser light source. The image forming unit creates an image from the plurality of laser beams emitted from the laser light source. The controller varies a light output ratio between the plurality of laser beams, based on the temperature information obtained by the temperature acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Furuya, Takahisa Shiramizu
  • Patent number: 9906702
    Abstract: A control method executed by a computer including acquiring a first image, acquiring a first location of the target by using a wireless positioning system, displaying the first image and display information that is superimposed on the first image, the display information being displayed with associating with a first location coordinate determined based on the first location of the target, acquiring a second image, acquiring a second location of the target when a specified period of time elapses after the first location is acquired, acquiring a distance of movement of the target during the specified period of time by using an inertial sensor, making a determination of whether the display information is to be displayed with associating with the first location coordinate or a second location coordinate based on the distance of movement, the second location coordinate being determined based on the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Takafumi Sakai
  • Patent number: 9898662
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquiring unit that acquires a plurality of kinds of medical apparatus information, which are information acquired from a plurality of medical apparatuses, a generating unit that generates information for presentation including at least a part of the plurality of kinds of medical apparatus information acquired by the acquiring unit, and a presenting unit that outputs the generated information for presentation to an image display apparatus that displays an image. The generating unit generates the information for presentation including at least the medical apparatus information acquired by the medical apparatus, visual recognition of a display unit of which by a user of the image display apparatus is difficult.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsunari Tsuda, Toshikazu Uchiyama, Hitomi Wakamiya, Masahide Takano
  • Patent number: 9898078
    Abstract: An information handling system (IHS) controls a display for an immersive experience based upon a gazing view of a user. A processor communicates with the display and a gaze detector to detect a relative location of a user to the display. A graphic processing unit (GPU) allocates a field of view on the display based upon the relative location, centers display content in the field of view on the display, and accesses color point control data in response to the allocated field of view. The GPU manages color and brightness of display components of the display according to the accessed color point control data to compensate for variations of color and brightness in a viewing angle of the field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Stephan Peana, Deeder Aurongzeb
  • Patent number: 9900567
    Abstract: An image display device includes a light source, a screen, an optical system, a screen driving mechanism unit, a memory unit, and a screen driving circuit unit. An image is formed on the screen by being irradiated with light from the light source. The screen driving mechanism unit moves the screen in an optical axis direction of the light. A smoothed movement profile is obtained by smoothing a movement profile used as a target for moving the screen so as to make a moving speed of the screen vary gently. The memory unit stores screen driving waveform information that has been generated so that the screen follows the smoothed movement profile. The screen driving circuit unit drives the screen driving mechanism unit, based on the screen driving waveform information stored in the memory unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Uragami, Hiroyuki Furuya, Takahisa Shiramizu, Akira Kurozuka, Yuta Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9898075
    Abstract: Introduced herein are various techniques for displaying virtual and augmented reality content via a head-mounted display (HMD). The techniques can be used to improve the effectiveness of the HMD, as well as the general experience and comfort of users of the HMD. A binocular HMD system may present visual stabilizers to each eye that allow users to more easily fuse the digital content seen by each eye. In some embodiments the visual stabilizers are positioned within the digital content so that they converge to a shared location when viewed by a user, while in other embodiments the visual stabilizers are mapped to different locations within the user's field of view (e.g., peripheral areas) and are visually distinct from one another. These techniques allow the user to more easily fuse the digital content, thereby decreasing the eye fatigue and strain typically experienced when viewing virtual or augmented reality content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: EYE LABS, LLC
    Inventor: Sina Fateh
  • Patent number: 9891433
    Abstract: The virtual image generation device which visualizes images formed by an image forming unit as virtual images includes: a first optical element and a second optical element arranged opposite to each other along a travelling direction of an image light corresponding to the images. The first optical element and the second optical element have a characteristic of reflecting the light having a wavelength corresponding to the image light in accordance with an incident angle of the light and transmitting the light having the wavelength other than the wavelength corresponding to the image light, and give a predetermined optical effect only to the image light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takuma Yanagisawa
  • Patent number: 9886111
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and acquisition method includes a body device with a processing unit; a holding device connected with the body device for holding a relative position relationship with a user; a first display unit set on the body device or the holding device for outputting a first image; and an acquisition unit set on at least one of the body device and the holding device for acquiring a first signal, wherein the first display unit includes a first display component and a first optical component. The first display component is used to display the first image; the first optical component is used to receive a light corresponding to the first image sent from the first display component, and performs a optical path conversion on the light corresponding to the first image, so as to form an enlarged virtual image corresponding to the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weidong Wei, Junfeng Liu
  • Patent number: 9880441
    Abstract: Embodiments include a head-worn computer, comprising: a removable lens, wherein the removable lens comprises an electrochromic layer adapted to transition between at least two states of transparency level dependent on an electrical condition applied to the electrochromatic layer; a variable-power magnetic-electrode mounted on the head-worn computer; and a magnetic element mounted in the removable lens, wherein the magnetic element is positioned behind the electrochromic layer and aligned to mate with the variable-power magnetic-electrode such that, when the lens is mounted, the variable-power magnetic-electrode and the magnetic element physically attract to one another making an electrical connection between the variable-power magnetic-electrode and an electrically conductive layer of the electrochromic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Patent number: 9881414
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for displaying an object by an electronic device. The method for displaying an object includes overlapping a plurality of second objects obtained by changing an attribute of a first object in a direction corresponding to the location of a light source, displaying the plurality of overlapping second objects and displaying the first object on the plurality of overlapping second objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jae-Myoung Lee, Kyung-Dae Park, Jee-Yeun Wang, Ho-Young Lee
  • Patent number: 9880388
    Abstract: By arranging cables, which transmit video signals to a pair of video image display elements arranged on the right side and the left side, along a frame for supporting a pair of right and left light guiding devices, it is possible to concentrate the cables on one of the right and left sides. That is, it is possible to integrally form the cables. By accommodating the cables in a cable cover portion, which extends along the frame, in a cover inside, it is possible to suppress an increase in size which accompanies cable arrangement and to implement the apparatus as a whole in a small body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noriaki Hiraide
  • Patent number: 9877642
    Abstract: The viewing device for the interior of a mouth of a patient includes a penetrating ray emitter adapted to take a view of an inner portion located under an outer surface of an organ arranged in the mouth. There is a pair of augmented-reality glasses having an optical glass through which a user of the pair of glasses can see the interior of the mouth and a viewing camera adapted to take an image of what the user sees through the optical glass. A central unit correlates first images corresponding to those taken by the viewing camera with second images corresponding to those taken by the penetrating-ray emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Francois Duret
  • Patent number: 9883162
    Abstract: A stereoscopic image inspection device configured to determine that a stereoscopic image or part of the stereoscopic image is horizontally reversed is provided. A depth obtaining unit obtains depth information of the stereoscopic image. An occlusion detection unit detects an occlusion area of the stereoscopic image. A determination unit evaluates image continuity between the occlusion area and adjacent areas adjacent to the occlusion area, and identifies a first area to which the occlusion area belongs among the adjacent areas based on the evaluated image continuity, and determines whether or not the stereoscopic image has a depth contradiction based on a depth position of the first area included in the depth information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kentaro Matsumoto, Yuki Kobayashi, Yuki Maruyama, Yasunobu Ogura
  • Patent number: 9880383
    Abstract: Provided is a display device that can be readily reduced in size and thickness, and is capable of reducing luminance unevenness within an image. The display device includes: a projection optical system that projects image light at infinity; and a first propagation optical system, a second propagation optical system, and a third propagation optical system, which sequentially enlarge, in one direction, the image light projected from the projection optical system, in which the image light output from the third propagation optical system allows an image to be observed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Kanto Miyazaki, Satoshi Watanabe, Koji Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9878240
    Abstract: A computing system is configured to execute a computer program on a server and to provide a video stream of the program output to a geographically remote client over a communication network. An add-on manager is provided to facilitate the use of add-ons to extend the functionality of the computer program. The add-on manager is responsive to commands received from the client and is configured to associate individual add-ons and add-on data with specific user accounts. The add-ons can be located on the server or some other location remote from the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Buchanan Gault, Rui Filipe Andrade Pereira, David Perry
  • Patent number: 9873355
    Abstract: An automatic adjuster, when carrying out an AR superimposed display using a head-up display in a vehicle like a car, is able to perform eye position adjustment for the AR superimposition automatically without increasing a burden to a driver by controlling, according to the eye position information acquired from an eye position detector, in such a manner as to shift the driver's eye position in accordance with the reference position of the superimposed display, which serves as a position where the AR superimposition is performed appropriately, and by controlling a movable part of the driver's power seat the driver of the vehicle takes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Asako Shigeta, Takuji Morimoto, Takahisa Aoyagi
  • Patent number: 9874755
    Abstract: A head-mounted display includes a first display screen and a second display screen to display images to respective eyes of a user. The head-mounted display further includes a first member comprising a first rack and a second member comprising a second rack. The first member is coupled to the first display screen, and the second member is coupled to the second display screen. The head-mounted display includes a button and a gear train to transfer a linear sliding motion of the button to a linear motion of the first rack in a first direction and a linear motion of the second rack in a second direction opposite to the first direction. The gear train includes a first gear engaged with the first rack and a second gear concurrently engaged with the first gear and the second rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: OCULUS VR, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Alan Tempel, Jared I. Drinkwater, Robin Michael Miller, Joseph Patrick Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9864429
    Abstract: A method of controlling an operation of a display device using eye movements and a device for performing the method are provided. The method includes receiving eye movement information of a user; receiving blinking information of the user; generating a control command corresponding to the eye movement information and the blinking information; and controlling an operation of the display device based on the generated control command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun-seok Lee, Kyung-hwa Yu, Sang-won Leigh, Jin-yong Chung, Sung-goo Cho