Image Superposition By Optical Means (e.g., Heads-up Display) Patents (Class 345/7)
  • Patent number: 11686939
    Abstract: An optical aperture multiplier includes a first optical waveguide (10) having a rectangular cross-section and including partially reflecting surfaces (40) at an oblique angle to a direction of elongation of the waveguide. A second optical waveguide (20), also including partially reflecting surfaces (45) at an oblique angle, is optically coupled with the first optical waveguide (10). An image coupled into the first optical waveguide with an initial direction of propagation at an oblique coupling angle advances by four-fold internal reflection along the first optical waveguide, with a proportion of intensity of the image reflected at the partially reflecting surfaces so as to be coupled into the second optical waveguide, and then propagates through two-fold reflection within the second optical waveguide, with a proportion of intensity of the image reflected at the partially reflecting surfaces so as to be directed outwards from one of the parallel faces as a visible image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: LUMUS LTD.
    Inventor: Yochay Danziger
  • Patent number: 11682183
    Abstract: An augmented reality system and an anchor display method thereof are provided. An environmental image is captured by an image capturing device disposed on a head-mounted device. A reference image block in the environmental image that matches a display image on a display is detected by performing feature matching between the environmental image and the display image. Position information of the reference image block in the environmental image is obtained. Depth information of the display is obtained according to an actual screen size of the display and a block size of the reference image block in the environmental image. At least one virtual object is displayed by the head-mounted device according to the position information and the depth information. The at least one virtual object is displayed as being anchored to at least one screen bezel of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventor: Chao-Shih Huang
  • Patent number: 11676422
    Abstract: A system and method for generating data suitable for determining a parameter of a human eye. The method includes receiving a first image of the eye for a first time from a camera of known camera intrinsics defining an image plane, and determining a first ellipse in the first image. The method includes determining a first eye intersecting line expected to intersect a center of the eyeball at the first time as a line which is, in the direction of the orientation vector, parallel-shifted to the first center line by an expected distance between the center of the eyeball and a center of the pupil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: PUPIL LABS GmbH
    Inventors: Kai Dierkes, Moritz Kassner
  • Patent number: 11656242
    Abstract: An angular velocity detection device includes an angular velocity sensor configured to detect angular velocity, an acquisition unit configured to acquire orientation information in a three-dimensional space on a moving object including the angular velocity sensor, a calculation unit configured to calculate estimated angular velocity based on the acquired orientation information, and a correction unit configured to correct an output of the angular velocity sensor based on the angular velocity detected by the angular velocity sensor and the estimated angular velocity calculated by the calculation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Inventor: Toshiaki Sato
  • Patent number: 11654771
    Abstract: A multi-view display device is provided for a collaborative co-pilot system (system) of a vehicle having a windshield. The system includes one or more input devices for generating an input signal associated with a road condition. The multi-view display device includes one or more single-user viewing devices, with each single-user viewing device including an Augmented Reality Head Up Display module (ARHUD) for generating a dedicated display associated with the road condition. The ARHUD projects the dedicated display onto an associated portion of the windshield that is visible to a corresponding single user and overlaying a road geometry associated with the road condition. The multi-view display device further includes an Extended View Display module (EV display module) for generating a common display that is visible to a plurality of users including each one of the single users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Inventors: Kai-Han Chang, Thomas A. Seder, Joseph F. Szczerba, John P. Weiss
  • Patent number: 11659150
    Abstract: A processor system processes image data for rendering a virtual environment for a user present in a real environment. The system receives head tracking data indicative of the orientation of the head of the user. An image processor generates image data for rendering a viewport of the virtual environment on a display system based on the head tracking data. A real-view area is defined in the virtual environment, having at least one boundary. The boundary corresponds to predetermined coordinates in the virtual environment. Thereby a corresponding part of the real environment is made visible in the real-view area, the part showing the real environment as perceived from the user head pose. Effectively the virtual environment is augmented by integrating part of the real environment via the real-view area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE KPN N.V.
    Inventors: Hans Maarten Stokking, Milan Wijnmalen
  • Patent number: 11654358
    Abstract: Systems and methods for executing content to be rendered on a screen of a head mounted display (HMD) are provided. One method includes executing the content to render interactive scenes on the screen and tracking an orientation direction of the HMD when worn on a head of a user and the interactive scenes are being rendered on the screen. The method includes changing view directions into the interactive scenes based on changes in the orientation direction of the HMD, such that movements of the head of the user causes the changes in the view directions into the interactive scenes. The method further includes receiving images of a real world space using a camera of the HMD. The camera of the HMD is configured to capture a location of real world objects in the real world space relative to the user of the HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Osman, Xiaodong Mao
  • Patent number: 11648878
    Abstract: A luminance determining unit 14 determines a luminance distribution of an exterior circumstantial image in a line-of-sight direction of a driver 300, and a luminance changing unit 15 determines a bright region 301 of this luminance distribution. Further, the luminance changing unit 15 determines a luminance after the change in a peripheral region 302 of this bright region 301. A virtual-image creating unit 16A creates a virtual image based on the determined luminance, and a display processing unit 17 displays this virtual image on a display unit 200. In this manner, since a display system 1A displays the virtual image for use in increasing the luminance in periphery of the bright region 301, the feeling of the brightness for the driver 300 can be moderated, and therefore, the visual recognition can be improved. That is, the display system 1A can output the virtual image depending on the circumstances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Seiji Murata, Hiromitsu Mori, Kenichi Shimada, Kazuyoshi Yamazaki, Mayumi Nagayoshi
  • Patent number: 11640050
    Abstract: A head-up display (HUD) system is provided. The HUD system comprises a microdisplay-based projection system, a diffuser, a relay optical system, and a combiner. The microdisplay-based HUD system includes aberration correction capabilities and may easily and effectively replace a CRT-based HUD system in aircrafts while providing light-weight, multi-color, superior imaging capabilities with a large field-of-view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: EPIC OPTIX INC.
    Inventors: Simon Magarill, Dongha Kim
  • Patent number: 11635867
    Abstract: Implementations described herein relate to methods, devices, and computer-readable media to display a user interface that includes a map portion and a grid portion. A method includes identifying a first set of images that match a first region of a digital map and causing a user interface to be displayed that includes a map portion that corresponds to the first region of the digital map and a grid portion that includes images of the first set. The method further includes receiving user input indicative of a second region of the digital map. The method further includes identifying a second set of images that match the second region of the digital map and updating the user interface such that the map portion of the updated user interface corresponds to the second region of the digital map and the grid portion of the updated user interface includes images of the second set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: James Aspinall, Andre Santoso, Juan Carlos Miguel Anorga
  • Patent number: 11625624
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are described for performing real-time vehicular incident risk prediction using real-time vehicle-to-everything (V2X) data. A vehicular incident risk prediction machine learning model is trained using historical V2X data such as historical incident data and historical vehicle operator driving pattern behavior data as well as third-party data such as environmental condition data and infrastructure condition data. The trained machine learning model is then used to predict the risk of an incident for a vehicle on a roadway segment based on real-time V2X data relating to the roadway segment and/or vehicle operators on the roadway segment. A notification of a high risk of incident can then be sent to a V2X communication device of the vehicle to inform an operator of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Amin Ariannezhad, Hamed Asadi, Praveen Kumar Yalavarty
  • Patent number: 11625095
    Abstract: Embodiments are related to a plurality of gaze sensors embedded into a frame of a headset for detection of a gaze vector of a user wearing the headset and user's control at the headset. The gaze vector for an eye of the user can be within a threshold distance from one of the gaze sensors. By monitoring signals detected by the gaze sensors, it can be determined that the gaze vector is within the threshold distance from the gaze sensor. Based on this determination, at least one action associated with the headset is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Zinn Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Konrad, Kevin Boyle, Nitish Padmanaban, Gordon Wetzstein
  • Patent number: 11619811
    Abstract: An image display system includes: an image projection unit that projects and displays an image on a display target for a moving body; a posture angle calculation unit that calculates a posture angle for the moving body on the basis of chronological data for acceleration detection values for the acceleration of the moving body in a prescribed time period; and a display control unit that controls the display position at which the image is projected and displayed on the display target, in accordance with the posture angle calculated by the posture angle calculation unit. The acceleration detection values include bi-directional components. The posture angle calculation unit excludes acceleration detection values from the chronological data used when calculating the posture angle, said acceleration detection values being included in an exclusion time period which has a ratio for the bidirectional components, in the prescribed time period, that is outside a prescribed range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Inventors: Fumihito Inukai, Toshiya Mori, Masanaga Tsuji, Ken′ichi Kasazumi, Yukihiro Chokyu
  • Patent number: 11614849
    Abstract: A system including a display output device, a computer including instructions that when executed by the computer, cause the computer to generate a virtual environment, instantiate one or more virtual devices into the virtual environment, instantiate a user representation into the virtual environment, and display the virtual environment, the one or more virtual devices, and the user representation on the display output device, an input device to receive a movement input associated with movement by the user representation in the virtual environment, and the computer further configured with instructions to move or rotate the one or more virtual devices relative to a point of reference in the virtual environment in response to the movement input, while maintaining the user representation stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Field, Daniel Garden
  • Patent number: 11602691
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for providing an in-game virtual boundary. First data is received that is indicative of a user position while the user is playing a video game. It is determined whether the user position is within a warning zone, wherein the warning zone comprises an area between a soft boundary indicative of a safe area for the user and a safe boundary indicative of one or more real-world objects around the user. Based on a relationship between the user position and the safe boundary, a visual indication of a plurality of visual indications of the in-game virtual boundary is determined to provide to the user. Second data indicative of the visual indication is transmitted to a display being viewed by the user while playing the video game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan William Challinor
  • Patent number: 11604360
    Abstract: The head-up display includes an imaging position changer configured to change a position of a virtual image between a far visual position far from an observer and a near visual position close to the observer. The imaging position changer inclines the virtual image at the far visual position by a second inclination angle with respect to a perpendicular plane to a reference light beam reaching a center of a viewpoint region in which a viewpoint of the observer is located, to move an upper end thereof in a forward direction of the moving object, and inclines the virtual image at the near visual position by a first inclination angle smaller than the second inclination angle with respect to the perpendicular plane to the reference light beam, to move the upper end in the forward direction of the moving object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventors: Hiroaki Okayama, Satoshi Kuzuhara, Yusuke Nihei, Koji Taniguchi, Makoto Funabiki
  • Patent number: 11598967
    Abstract: A head-mounted display system includes a head-mounted display unit and a positioning and stabilising structure structured and arranged to hold the head-mounted display unit in an operational position over a user's face in use. The positioning and stabilising structure includes a rear support structure adapted to contact posterior regions of a user's head and a forehead support connector, which includes a forehead support strap, which extends generally along and in the direction of the sagittal plane and connects the rear support structure to a superior edge region of the head-mounted display unit. The forehead support connector further includes a forehead support rigidiser that provides rigidification to a portion of the forehead support connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: ResMed Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Ian Andrew Law
  • Patent number: 11586294
    Abstract: A video display apparatus according to an embodiment includes a video display unit configured to display a video image in a field of view of a user in a state in which the user is wearing the video display apparatus, an image pickup unit configured to take a video image of an outside state, a switching unit configured to selectively perform switching as to whether to display a video image of a certain content or a video image taken by the image pickup unit, and a switching control unit configured to control the switching unit. The switching control unit switches the video image displayed on the video display unit when an object with a predetermined identification pattern is included in the video image taken by the image pickup unit and the switching control unit has detected that a user's hand has made a predetermined gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventor: Takeshi Ibaraki
  • Patent number: 11567314
    Abstract: An image display apparatus mountable on a mobile object includes an image light generator and a transmissive member. The image light generator is configured to generate image light and emit the image light to a transmission and reflection member mounted on the mobile object. The transmissive member is disposed in an optical path of the image light between the image light generator and the transmission and reflection member. The transmissive member is configured to transmit the image light from the image light generator. The transmissive member has a cross section with a predetermined curve, the cross section being orthogonal to a predetermined direction inclined with reference to a virtual plane orthogonal to a horizontal direction of the mobile object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Hirakawa
  • Patent number: 11564657
    Abstract: Aspects of the technology described herein relate to techniques for guiding an operator to use an ultrasound device. Thereby, operators with little or no experience operating ultrasound devices may capture medically relevant ultrasound images and/or interpret the contents of the obtained ultrasound images. For example, some of the techniques disclosed herein may be used to identify a particular anatomical view of a subject to image with an ultrasound device, guide an operator of the ultrasound device to capture an ultrasound image of the subject that contains the particular anatomical view, and/or analyze the captured ultrasound image to identify medical information about the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Matthew de Jonge, Robert Schneider, David Elgena, Alex Rothberg, Jonathan M. Rothberg, Michal Sofka, Tomer Gafner, Karl Thiele, Abraham Neben
  • Patent number: 11561395
    Abstract: The head-up display device includes a display element that emits image light and a virtual image optical system. The virtual image optical system includes a lens unit and a free curved surface mirror disposed along the emission direction of the image light in this order from a position close to the display element. The display element is disposed with a tilting attitude with respect to the optical axis of the lens unit with an end on the housing aperture side in an emission surface being close to an incidence surface in the lens unit and with an end on the opposite side of the housing aperture in an emission surface being apart from an incidence surface in the lens unit. The lens unit has an optical characteristic of optically enlarging an optical path length difference according to a virtual image distance difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Akio Misawa, Nozomu Shimoda, Yuji Fujita, Shigeki Hoshino
  • Patent number: 11550150
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure relate to a device and system in a vehicle for guiding light towards a user. In an example, the device includes a heads up display (HUD) to guide light towards a user in a vehicle, the HUD. In an example, the device includes a HUD housing with a base plane and a stationary mirror mount on the HUD base. The example can include an adjustable mirror mount on the HUD base and an attachment slot disposed in the HUD housing, the attachment slot to accept a mounting tab, wherein the attachment slot is shaped to accept both of either a predominantly vertical mounting tab or a predominantly horizontal mounting tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
    Inventors: Patrick O'Connell, Edo Omanovic
  • Patent number: 11550095
    Abstract: An optical device includes a frame supporting a lightguide, a microdisplay, and a field lens positioned therebetween that directs light from the microdisplay into a top surface of the lightguide. Four optical surfaces of the lightguide include: a curved surface where light from the microdisplay enters a top of the lightguide, curved eye-side and world-side surfaces providing total internal reflection, and a combiner surface. The eye-side surface is used twice. Once in total internal reflection, and a second time as a refractive surface when light is reflected from the combiner surface and is thereby refracted out of the lightguide and directed towards a user's eye. The field lens has a curved first surface oriented toward the microdisplay and a curved second surface oriented toward the top of the lightguide. The combiner surface combines ambient light from a world-side of the lightguide with light from the microdisplay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Ozan Cakmakci
  • Patent number: 11551342
    Abstract: A test fixture (10) for heads-up windshields (12) wherein aspherical devices (26) compensate for complex curvatures and optical aberrations in a heads-up display surface (16) of the windshield. A movable test grid (20) adjusts the elevation of preferred camera settings and a pivotal mounting of the test grid (20) enhances ghost image reduction and improves camera image resolution. A filter (36) limits interference of secondary ghost images (caused by IR coatings) with compliance assessment of the windshield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC
    Inventors: Andres Enrique Gudino Gandra, Felipe Guzman Botero, Anel Garza Rivera
  • Patent number: 11544283
    Abstract: A data structure is dynamically displayed within a graphical user interface with an initial setting information. User input that provides instructions to adjust the setting information is received. The received user input is parsed to identify a position portion, a motion portion, and a magnitude portion. The setting information is adjusted based on the received user input. The data structure is dynamically displayed according to the adjusted setting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Li Zhang, Jie Jiang, Wen Juan Nie, Zai Cen, Ke Huan Uy Yin, Jie Chen, Qi Ruan
  • Patent number: 11538227
    Abstract: An augmented reality display system can include a partially transparent eyepiece, an ambient light sensor, and an image input device. The image input device can include a light source and a spatial light modulator. The system can also include a controller that determines that no virtual content is being displayed to the user and compares the ambient light to display light to determine if a light source shutoff criterion is satisfied. If the light source shutoff criterion is satisfied, the controller can turn off the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Arno Leon Konings, Mihailo Slobodan Zivkovic, Jose Felix Rodriguez, Ricardo Martinez Perez
  • Patent number: 11508150
    Abstract: In order to make it possible for the user to perceive the possibility of a collision with an object in the real world, an image processing apparatus comprises: a location estimation unit configured to, based on a video obtained by an image capturing unit for capturing a physical space, estimating a self-location of the image capturing unit in the physical space; a recognition unit configured to recognize a physical object existing within a certain distance from the self-location based on the video; an area decision unit configured to decide a predetermined area in the physical space in relation to the video; and a determination unit configured to determine whether or not a warning is given in accordance with whether or not a physical object recognized by the recognition unit is included in the predetermined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventor: Takuya Kotoyori
  • Patent number: 11500185
    Abstract: A near-eye optical element includes one or more infrared light sources and an optical structure. The one or more infrared light sources emit infrared beams. The optical structure includes an optically transparent material disposed over the emission aperture(s) of the infrared light source(s). The optical structure includes one or more facets that diverge the infrared beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Erfan M. Fard, Robin Sharma, Karol Constantine Hatzilias, Christopher Yuan-Ting Liao, Andrew John Ouderkirk
  • Patent number: 11500200
    Abstract: This document relates to an optical device that uses adaptive optics as part of an optical system. The adaptive optics can be used to correct light rays that correspond to a portion of an eye box based on information received from an eye-tracking unit, and can also correct for aberrations in the optics in the optical device. The adaptive optics include corrective elements that can be modified using modifying elements to correct the angle of light rays, such that rays associated with a specific pupil position and gaze direction of a user's eye can be made parallel and ensure a high quality image is viewed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andreas Georgiou, Alfonsus D. Lunardhi, Joel Steven Kollin, Bernard C. Kress, Ishan Chatterjee, Mario Possiwan
  • Patent number: 11480855
    Abstract: An image display device includes a display unit which displays a first image and a second image, and a projection optical system which directs light of the first image and light of the second image toward a windshield. The display unit displays the first image and the second image in different display areas on the same plane. The projection optical system sets an image point of the light of the first image and an image point of the light of the second image, so that a first virtual image and a second virtual image are formed at positions having different distances from a viewing point within a visible area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: DUALITAS LTD
    Inventor: Shigefumi Sakai
  • Patent number: 11474362
    Abstract: A wearable display device suitable for use in an augmented reality environment is disclosed. The wearable display device can include a projector configured to project light through diffractive optical elements that then distributed the light to multiple display regions. Each of the display regions can be arranged to project light out of the wearable display device towards an eye of a user. Since each of the display regions are positioned in different locations with respect to an eye of a user, the result is that each display region directs light in a different direction. In this way the apparent field of view for a user of the wearable display can be substantially increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian T. Schowengerdt, Ivan Li Chuen Yeoh, Lionel Ernest Edwin
  • Patent number: 11460695
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a light source array in which a plurality of light sources emitting light by a local dimming are arranged, a color conversion layer comprising color conversion particles that convert the emitted light into light of a certain color, and configured to emit white light by using the converted light, a display panel configured to generate an image by using the white light, and a selective transmission member arranged between the light source array and the color conversion layer. The selective transmission member is configured to transmit the light to the color conversion layer, and avoid transmitting the light in the color conversion layer to the light source array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventors: Kyehoon Lee, Jigwang Kim, Jiwon Kim, Jaemin Soh, Sanghoon Lee, Daesu Choi
  • Patent number: 11449004
    Abstract: A holographic display and method for operating the holographic display can include: a holographic display operable in a plurality of modes, a computing system, and a sensor. The holographic display can option include a user interface device. Views displayed by the display can optionally be processed or modified based on a viewer pose relative to the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Looking Glass Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexis Hornstein, Kyle Appelgate, Lee Shiu Pong, Shi Yun Liu, Shawn Michael Frayne
  • Patent number: 11442300
    Abstract: A system for a vehicle comprises a medium arranged in front of a target in the vehicle, a target monitoring system arranged in front of the target in the vehicle capturing an image or a profile of the target, and a processing unit communicatively coupled the target monitoring camera to the medium, analyzed the captured image or profile of the target, wherein the processing unit arranged to analyze the obtained images or profile of the target and cause the medium to switch from a transparent mode to an opaque mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Ryan P. Todd, Jason Zink, Andy Woodrich
  • Patent number: 11435581
    Abstract: Provided are a vehicle-mounted display device and a display system. The vehicle-mounted display device includes: an image source, a light reflection module, and an image size adjustment module which are located on a light path; wherein the image source is configured to emit image light to the light reflection module according to an image to be displayed; the light reflection module reflects the image light at least twice, and emits same to the image size adjustment module; and the image size adjustment module is configured to adjust and emit the image light incident thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventors: Xin Wang, Fan Yang, Jianhua Du, Lei Cao
  • Patent number: 11435580
    Abstract: A head-up display (HUD) may include at least one HUD sensor configured to acquire one or more images of a field of view (FOV). The HUD may include a HUD image combiner configured to present HUD symbology to a user, a HUD image projector configured to project the HUD symbology onto or through the HUD image combiner, and at least one processor communicatively coupled to the at least one HUD sensor and the HUD image projector. The at least one processor may be configured to process the one or more images for luminance data of the FOV, generate a dynamic map including a grid with one or more controllable cells based on the luminance data of the FOV via a dynamic map generation unit, and configure the HUD image projector based on the generated dynamic map to improve an average contrast ratio of the HUD image projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventor: David R. Sneitzer
  • Patent number: 11430391
    Abstract: A gate driver, a data driver, and a display apparatus including the gate driver and the data driver, may enable a resolution of each region of a display panel to be changed. The gate driver may include a gate resolution control signal output device outputting gate resolution control signals; a gate pulse generating device generating gate pulses to be output to gate lines; and a gate line selection device selecting gate lines, to which the gate pulses output from the gate pulse generating device are to be transferred, on the basis of the gate resolution control signals. The gate pulse generating device includes gate stages generating the gate pulses. The gate line selection device includes gate serial switches; and gate parallel switches. The gate serial switches respectively connect the gate stages to the gate lines, and each of the gate parallel switches connects two adjacent gate lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bongchoon Kwak, Sunkyung Shin
  • Patent number: 11428931
    Abstract: A display device includes: a light projection device configured to project light including an image; an optical mechanism provided on a path of the light and configured to be capable of adjusting a distance from a predetermined position to a position at which the light is formed as a virtual image; and a control device configured to control the light projection device. The control device corrects a position of an image formed based on an external environment of a vehicle when a distance between a gazing point of an occupant of the vehicle and a vanishing point of a travel lane of the vehicle is less than a predetermined distance, and suppresses the correction of the position of the image when the distance between the gazing point and the vanishing point is equal to or greater than the predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masafumi Higashiyama, Takuya Kimura, Shinji Kawakami, Tatsuya Iwasa, Yuji Kawashima
  • Patent number: 11431945
    Abstract: A display system includes a display screen with at least one servo feedback mark in each of a plurality of display regions, and a plurality of subsystems each subsystem configured to generate an image on an associated display region. Each subsystem generate a plurality of scanning beams including an excitation beam and a servo beam, a beam scanning module, a servo feedback detector, and a controller. The beam scanning module includes a resonant scanning mirror configured to scan the scanning beams along a first scanning direction and a linear scanning mirror to scan the scanning beams along a second scanning direction. The controller is configured to receive image data, to modulate the excitation beam in accordance with the image data, and to control timing of modulation of the excitation beam based on the monitor signal to align the modulation with corresponding pixel positions on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Prysm Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Roger A. Hajjar
  • Patent number: 11420680
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a method for assisting a user of a motor vehicle when swerving around an obstacle on a movement path of the motor vehicle. A driver assistance device carries out the following: providing a warning signal which describes an object on the movement path and a collision area which is visible through a window, preferably a vehicle window of the motor vehicle in which the object is located; defining a swerving area visible through the vehicle window, in which a swerving point for travelling around the object is visible, generating an accentuation signal, which describes a measure for accentuating the swerving area, and transmitting the accentuation signal to an accentuation device. Depending on the accentuation signal, the measure for accentuating the swerving area is carried out. The accentuation device can control a heads-up display, a monitor integrated into the vehicle window and/or a headlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Christian Wall, Vincent Kratzer
  • Patent number: 11422379
    Abstract: When an image is displayed on two display units provided corresponding to both eyes of a user, an interpupillary distance of the user is acquired, an original image is modified according to a difference between the interval of the two display units and the acquired interpupillary distance, and the two display units are caused to display a modified image that was modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventor: Fusashi Kimura
  • Patent number: 11409112
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device using an augmented reality, which is capable of selectively driving a monocular mode and a binocular mode by using one display module. According to an aspect of the present invention, an electronic device includes: a glasses body including a left eye lens and a right eye lens and a nose support part positioned between the left and right lenses; one display module positioned at the nose support part; an optical system including a left eye optical system transferring a screen displayed on a display provided in the display module and to the left eye lens and a right eye optical system transferring the screen to the right eye lens; and a control unit controlling the screen displayed on the display so as to display the screen on at least one lens of the two lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: Taekyoung Oh, Seungyong Shin, Changkyu Hwang
  • Patent number: 11410580
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computing system may access a first mask associated with a first color component and a first pixel in an image, and a second mask associated with a second color component and a second pixel in the image. The system may access first component values of the first color component in a first pixel region containing the first pixel, and second component values of the second color component in a second pixel region containing the second pixel. The system may modify the first component values using the first mask, and the second component values using the second mask. The system may cause the modified first and second component values to be displayed by light-emitting elements of the first and second color components. The first and second masks may be generated based on relative positions of the first light-emitting elements and the second light-emitting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: Edward Buckley, Michael Yee
  • Patent number: 11409128
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to a head-worn computer, comprising a removable and replaceable adjustable nose bridge assembly, wherein the adjustable nose bridge assembly has at least three user adjustable features to adapt the adjustable nose bridge assembly to the user's nose, wherein a first adjustment of the at least three user adjustable features is adapted to move the adjustable nose bridge up and down relative to a lens of the head-worn computer, wherein a second adjustment of the at least three user adjustable features is adapted to rotate a nose pad of the adjustable nose bridge about an axis substantially perpendicular to a top frame of the head-worn computer, and wherein a third adjustment of the at least three user adjustable features is adapted to flare the nose pad to the side of the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Carl Heisey
  • Patent number: 11402238
    Abstract: A system including an assembly arranged in at least one of a seat and a steering wheel of a vehicle and a measurement circuit. The assembly includes a sensor and a heater arranged adjacent to the sensor. The measurement circuit is configured to output an excitation signal to the measurement circuit and the assembly and measure a resonant frequency of the measurement circuit and the assembly in response to the excitation signal. The measurement circuit is configured to determine a capacitance value based on the resonant frequency and determine whether a body part is in proximity to the sensor based on the capacitance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Gentherm GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Lakatos, Peter Marton, Jack Barfuss, Daniel Wei Li Cheah, Ricardo Edmundo Flores Gonzalez, Michael Maass, Tim Normand, Gerardo Edel de la Garza Fernandez
  • Patent number: 11402639
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for providing a high transmission see-through view of the environment while trapping escaping light from the display system. In embodiments, a camera system is also provided that is aligned with the display system to provide images of the environment in a viewing direction of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventor: John N. Border
  • Patent number: 11397326
    Abstract: A panel unit configured to, for imaging light, use different opening ratios depending on a wavelength band for displaying an image, a yellowing optical member that is disposed on an optical path of imaging light emitted from the panel unit, and turns yellow with age, a yellowing degree estimation unit configured to estimate, by prediction, a yellowing degree of the yellowing optical member with age, and a luminance adjustment unit configured to, depending on yellowing of the yellowing optical member, based on data of the yellowing degree estimation unit, adjust luminance of an image in the panel unit, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventors: Tokito Yamaguchi, Masayuki Takagi, Toshiaki Miyao, Akira Komatsu, Takashi Takeda
  • Patent number: 11388376
    Abstract: A display device is provided, including: a reflective screen; and a display assembly comprising: a light source; a light modulator provided in a direction of propagation of the light beams and a reflective display located downstream the light modulator in an optical path of the display device, the light modulator is configured to modulate the light beams alternately at two different deflection angles, and the reflective display is configured to generate a first image in response to the light beam in a first direction and a second image in response to the light beam in a second direction; and a relay optical device located downstream the reflective display in the optical path of the display device and configured to project the light beam carried with the first image and the beam carried with the second image onto two different positions on the reflective screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventors: Sen Ma, Naifu Wu
  • Patent number: 11379080
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for automatically correcting touchscreen errors. A first location input is received from a user touching a global touchscreen of a global device, where the first location input is a location relative to a display surface of the global touchscreen. It is determined that movement of the global device is different from movement of a local device. Motion information of the local device is retrieved. The first location input is corrected to a second location input based on the motion information. In response to the second location input, an operation is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Leonardo Rosati, Roberto Raffo, Alice Guidotti, Fabio Cerri
  • Patent number: 11366315
    Abstract: This invention provides an image processing apparatus configured to communicate with a head mounted display, which comprises a display device and an optical system for imaging an image displayed on the display device in relation to a user's eyes, and to generate image data for displaying on the display device of the head mounted display, wherein the image processing apparatus comprises a generating unit configured to generate image data for displaying on the display device, and an image processing unit configured to, with regard to the image data generated by the generating unit, in relation to inside a visible area of the optical system, perform image processing for correcting a deterioration of image quality by the optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventor: Yoshiki Kajita