Operator Body-mounted Heads-up Display (e.g., Helmet Mounted Display) Patents (Class 345/8)
  • Patent number: 10775884
    Abstract: An eye-mounted display can be calibrated relative to a user's gaze. A calibration system causes the eye-mounted display to project a calibration image onto the user's retina. The system detects eye movement as the user looks towards the calibration image. Once the detected eye movement indicates that the user's gaze is centered gaze on the calibration image, the system determines a calibration parameter representative of the user's gaze or the detected eye movement. The calibration parameter can be, for example, a pixel offset relative to an initial image source location or an image source pixel corresponding to the user's centered gaze. Subsequent images are then projected by the eye-mounted display onto the user's retina based on the calibration parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory David Miller, Brian Elliot Lemoff
  • Patent number: 10776933
    Abstract: This disclosure provides enhanced techniques for tracking the movement of real-world objects for improved display of virtual objects that are associated with the real-world objects. A first device can track the position of a real-world object. When the real-world object moves out of a viewing area of the first device, a second device can use metadata defining physical characteristics of the real-world object shared by the first device to identify the real-world object as the real-world object comes into a viewing area of the second device. The second device can then maintain an association between the real-world object and the virtual objects as the real-world object moves, and share such information with other computers to enable the other computers to display the virtual objects in association with the real-world object even though they are not in direct view of an associated real-world object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Jason Thomas Faulkner
  • Patent number: 10775617
    Abstract: A near-eye display system includes a display panel to display a near-eye lightfield frame including an array of elemental images and an eye tracking component to track a pose of a user's eye. The system further includes a de-magnification optical element and a rendering component to adjust the rendering of foveal image content in the integral lightfield frame based on the pose of the user's eye. A method of operation of the near-eye display system includes determining, using an eye tracking component of the near-eye display system, a first pose of a user's eye and decreasing a magnification level at which foveal image content is to be displayed within the foveal field of view for the first pose. The decreased magnification level of the foveal image content is perceptible at a resolution higher than a native resolution of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Peter Milford
  • Patent number: 10775618
    Abstract: Systems and methods for synthesizing an image of the face by a head-mounted display (HMD), such as an augmented reality device, are disclosed. The HMD may be able to observe only a portion of the face with an inward-facing imaging system, e.g., the periocular region. The systems and methods described herein can generate a mapping of a conformation of the portion of the face that is not imaged based at least partly on a conformation of the portion of the face that is imaged. The HMD can receive an image of a portion of the face and use the mapping to determine a conformation of the portion of the face that is not observed. The HMD can combine the observed and unobserved portions to synthesize a full face image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Ilic, Martin Georg Zahnert
  • Patent number: 10775622
    Abstract: A head-up display device includes: a screen having a display area to which light is projected to image a virtual image; an outer housing that holds the screen; a scanner unit having a scanner oscillating about a virtual scanning axis to draw a display image in the display area by scanning of the scanner; and a scanner housing held by the outer housing and holding the scanner unit. The outer housing and the scanner housing have an adjustment structure to enable an adjustment of an emission direction of light emitted from the scanner housing at least around the scanning axis by a relative rotation of the scanner housing with respect to the outer housing about a virtual adjustment axis intersecting the scanner unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Takazawa, Taizo Miyato, Yuichiro Hayakawa, Kazuyuki Ishihara, Makoto Sakai
  • Patent number: 10775623
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for providing a virtual image to a user in a Head-Mounted Display (HMD) device. The method includes detecting an ambient illumination, calculating a target transmissivity of window provided in the HMD device, based on the ambient illumination, adjusting a transmissivity of the window based on the calculated target transmissivity, and providing a virtual image to the user by projecting light to the window from a projector provided in the HMD device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Soon-Seob Han, Sang-Tae Kim, Doo-Woong Lee
  • Patent number: 10774987
    Abstract: A video glasses headband includes a first head-ring-body, a second head-ring-body connected to the first head-ring-body, a docking assembly arranged at the first head-ring-body and configured to cooperate with video glasses, and a battery assembly arranged inside the second head-ring-body and including a battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhenhua Xu, Shaojun Yan
  • Patent number: 10771965
    Abstract: A combination of target images and control images are presented to a user device for selection by the user. Based on a correct selection of images that the user either recognizes or does not recognize, the user may be authenticated. Target images have some connection to a legitimate user in a way that a legitimate user may recognize the target image. Control images have no known connection to the legitimate user, such that they would not typically be recognized by the legitimate user. The legitimacy of a user may be determined based on images selected and/or not selected, depending on accompanying instructions for selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: LexisNexis Risk Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Yaniv Koss, Benny Rotem, Bryan Knauss
  • Patent number: 10770036
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes at least one processor and at least one display accessible to the at least one processor. The at least one display includes a left eye portion and a right eye portion. The device also includes storage that is accessible to the at least one processor and that has instructions executable by the at least one processor to present first content on one of the left eye portion and the right eye portion so that the first content is viewable respectively using one of a user's left eye and the user's right eye but not the other of the user's left eye and the user's right eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Song Wang, John Weldon Nicholson, Jatinder Kumar, Ming Qian
  • Patent number: 10768691
    Abstract: A wearable motion tracking system (12) for capturing a relative position between a first body part (101) and a second body part (103) of said user (100) comprising a first measurement device (120a), a second measurement device (121a) and a computing device (150) that are configured such as to obtain by said computing device (150) a plurality of measurements between said first and second measurement devices (120a, 121a). Based on the plurality of measurements that comprises at least one distance measurement between said first and second measurement devices (120a, 121a) said computing device (150) is configured to compute, in three dimensions, a position of said second measurement device (121a) relative to said first measurement device (120a) for tracking the position of said second body part (103) relative to said first body part (101). The present invention further relates to a method of motion tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Sensoryx AG
    Inventors: Nicola Ranieri, Fabian Wenner, Rolf Adelsberger, Hagen Seifert
  • Patent number: 10761601
    Abstract: A system for evaluating a point of gaze of a user on an object, the system comprising: an eye tracker, comprising: at least one eye tracker camera associated with a first coordinate system; a light source; at least one computer; at least one positioning camera associated with a second coordinate system, the geometrical data of the object is stored in a storage device accessible to the at least one computer; wherein any combination of the at least one computer is configured to determine: a gaze line of the user relative to the first coordinate system; the position of the at least one eye tracker camera relative to the second coordinate system; the position of the object relative to the second coordinate system; and a gaze point, based on the gaze line in any coordinate system and the at least one object's position in the any coordinate system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CONTROLRAD SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Haim Melman, Nir Eden
  • Patent number: 10760931
    Abstract: A technique for dynamically controlling performance parameters in a six degrees-of-freedom non-line-of-sight sensor subsystem is described. In certain embodiments, a magnetic field sensor is mounted on or proximate to an object to measure a parameter that varies with a position or orientation of the object, where the magnetic field sensor is part of a sensor calibration subsystem. The position or an orientation of the object is determined based on the parameter as indicated in an output of the magnetic field sensor. A receiver bandwidth and/or other operation parameter of the subsystem is dynamically adjusted during operation of the subsystem based on, for example, a transmitter-receiver distance or an operational state of the subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Lev Cherkashin
  • Patent number: 10761327
    Abstract: A head-mounted display (HMD) includes an electronic display element, a microlens array, and an optics block. The electronic display element outputs image light via sub-pixels having different colors, the sub-pixels separated from each other by a dark space region. The sub-pixels have associated emission distributions that describe ranges of angles of light emitted from the plurality of sub-pixels. The microlens array includes microlenses that are each coupled to at least one corresponding sub-pixel, of the sub-pixels, where the microlenses concentrate the emission distributions and direct the emission distributions toward a target region. The optics block, which is located in the target region optically corrects the image light and directs the optically corrected image light from the microlens array to an exit pupil of the HMD corresponding to a location of an eye of a user of the HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas Daniel Trail
  • Patent number: 10764558
    Abstract: Systems and methods of providing stereo depth cameras for head-mounted display systems that require less memory and/or processing power. The stereo depth camera may include a left camera and a right camera spaced apart from each other by a distance. Each of the left and right cameras may be skewed outward by a non-zero angle from a forward direction of the head-mounted display system to provide a relatively wide field of view for the stereo depth camera. Each of the left and right cameras may include a camera sensor array and a camera lens positioned forward of the camera sensor array. Each of the camera lenses may include an optical axis that is laterally offset from the center of the associated camera sensor array toward a center of the support structure to center the left camera lens substantially on a scene center or principal point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Valve Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua Mark Hudman, Kameron Wade Rausch
  • Patent number: 10761331
    Abstract: A display panel includes a base substrate, and a plurality of sub-pixels disposed on the base substrate and located at least in a left eye display area and a right eye display area of the display panel. The left eye display area and the right eye display area are arranged side by side. An area of the display panel outside the left eye display area and the right eye display area is a non-display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chao Li, Wei Li, Yanfeng Li, Yanqing Chen, Ning Wang, Weida Qin, Pan Guo, Yongchao Wang, Haoyi Xin
  • Patent number: 10757398
    Abstract: A method for generating a temporally multiplexed image to a viewer may include (1) receiving input data by a controller, (2) converting the input data by the controller into a sequence of instructions controlling at least functions of a subpixel array system and of an optical system, (3) generating subframes from the sequence of instructions which includes for each subframe: the subpixels to be illuminated at a given time and at a given position of a light deviator of the optical system that possesses at least one lateral-light-shifting degree of freedom, and (4) temporally multiplexing the subframes using the optical system, the one or more subframes designed to display an image to a viewer at the viewing region. Various other apparatus, systems, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ziv Magoz, Jasmine Soria Sears
  • Patent number: 10754163
    Abstract: An image generation method and a display device using the same are disclosed. The image generation method includes receiving an angle value obtained from a motion sensor, calculating a pixel displacement value based on the angle value, generating interpolated frame data by shifting frame data of the input image displayed on the screen by the pixel displacement value, and displaying the frame data of the input image and the interpolated frame data on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hochul Lee, Sanglyn Lee
  • Patent number: 10755676
    Abstract: A display assembly displays a virtual object in a select location wherein an eye viewing the virtual object has an expected gaze direction. Deformation of the display assembly is detected. The deformation causes the virtual object to be viewable in an altered location wherein the eye has altered gaze direction. The virtual object may be displayed in a corrected location wherein the eye viewing the virtual object in the correct location has a corrected gaze direction that is moved closer to the expected gaze direction than the altered gaze direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Neustein
  • Patent number: 10755673
    Abstract: The disclosure features information display systems that include a display device, at least one sensor, and an electronic processor connected to the display device and to the at least one sensor. During operation of the system, for a set of pixels of the display device that are used to display visual information, the electronic processor is configured to determine a range of target luminance values for a subset of the pixels for which a Weber contrast value is less than the contrast threshold value, adjust luminance values for the set of pixels so that at least some members of the subset of pixels have Weber contrast values, based on their adjusted luminance values, that exceed the contrast threshold value, and display the visual information on the display device using the members of the set of pixels with the adjusted pixel luminance values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Schepens Eye Research Institute
    Inventors: Daejoon Alex Hwang, Eliezer Peli
  • Patent number: 10750088
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying comment clusters for panoramic content segments. A panoramic content segment of digital content may be hosted to client computing platforms. User comment information may be received. The user comment information may convey user comments, include time indications for a duration of a content segment, and/or include location indications for a panorama of the panoramic content segment. A comment distribution may be determined from the user comment information. A comment cluster may be identified based on the comment distribution. View information may be received from a client computing platform. Whether a view range associated with the comment cluster identified is located within or outside one or more visible ranges of viewing angles selected by the user may be determined. Alert information may be generated and/or transmitted for effectuating presentation of a notification on the client computing platform associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Logan Turley, David Chalmers, Todd Garnet Wagner, Karan Nischol
  • Patent number: 10750631
    Abstract: A head-mounted display configured to enhance the ease of wearing work and the stability of wearing is provided. A wearing band has an extending section and a movable section that is movable relative to the extending section in the length direction of the wearing band. A locking mechanism is capable of switching the wearing band between an unlocked state in which the movements of the movable section in the extending direction in which the length of the wearing band is increased and in the retracting direction in which the length of the wearing band is decreased are allowed and a locked state in which the movement of the movable section in the extending direction is restricted. The movable section is urged at least in the retracting direction in an unlocked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Takamasa Araki, Fumihiko Sato, Takayuki Tateno
  • Patent number: 10740918
    Abstract: Systems and methods for adaptive Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) using world-facing cameras in virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (xR) applications. An Information Handling System (IHS) may include a processor and a memory coupled to the processor, the memory having program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution, cause the IHS to: select at least one region-of-interest (ROI) within an image captured by a camera mounted on a Head-Mounted Display (HMD) worn by a user in a physical environment during execution of a virtual, augmented, or mixed reality (xR) application; and manage utilization of an IHS resource, at least in part, by creating a map of the physical environment and tracking a location of the HMD using the at least one ROI to the exclusion of another portion of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Vivek Viswanathan Iyer, Yagiz Can Yildiz
  • Patent number: 10739597
    Abstract: A head mounted display (HMD) includes first display pixels, second display pixels, and third display pixels. The second display pixels are disposed between the first display pixels and the third display pixels. The first display pixels and the second display pixels are within a first field of view (FOV) of a first eye of a user of the HMD and the second display pixels and the third display pixels are within a second FOV of a second eye of the user. A selectable optical element is driven to a first state and a second state to make the second display light from the second display pixels visible to the first eye during a first time period and visible to the second eye during a second time period to expand the FOV for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Wei Rong
  • Patent number: 10740915
    Abstract: A depth camera assembly (DCA) for depth sensing of a local area. The DCA includes a polarized light generator, an imaging device, and a controller. The polarized light generator modulates one or more optical beams emitted from an illumination source to generate modulated light, and projects the modulated light into the local area as polarized light having a first polarization. The imaging device receives light from the local area, the received light including ambient light and a portion of the polarized light reflected from the local area. The imaging device reduces an intensity of the received light having polarization different from a second polarization to generate filtered light substantially composed of light of the second polarization, and detects the portion of the polarized light having the second polarization using the filtered light. The controller determines depth information for the local area based on the detected portion of the polarized light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Qing Chao, Michael Hall
  • Patent number: 10739850
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tracking gaze information of a user includes detecting, by a sensor of a head mounted display, that a user is wearing the HMD. An encoded signal indicative of glasses being worn with the HMD, by the user, is detected by the sensor of the HMD. In response to processing the encoded signal, a gaze detection function of the HMD is disabled by the HMD. Encoded gaze data transmitted by the glasses is received by the HMD. The encoded gaze data is processed by an image frame processor and used to adjust image frames produced for rendering on a display screen of the HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Roger Stafford, Christopher Norden, Patrick Connor
  • Patent number: 10739820
    Abstract: A system may include ring devices. A ring device may have a housing that is configured to be worn on a finger of a user. Sensors such as force sensors, ultrasonic sensors, inertial measurement units, optical sensors, touch sensors, and other components may be used in gathering input from a user. Control circuitry may wirelessly transmit information gathered from sensors and other input devices to an associated electronic device. The information may be used in controlling operation of the electronic device. The housing of the ring device may have an annular main body and an expandable portion coupled to the main body. The expandable portion may include a flap with a hinge, a rotatable housing member, a housing with an internal adjustable frame and a cover, an expandable housing formed from an expandable tube coupled between first and second annular devices, and other expandable structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul X. Wang, Dinesh C. Mathew
  • Patent number: 10742966
    Abstract: A method, system and recording medium for adaptive interleaved image warping are provided. The method is applicable to a display system having a head-mounted device (HMD) and a computing device. In the method, the computing device generates a plurality of image frames to be displayed on the HMD according to a frame rate, wherein the image frames generated to be displayed on a first display and a second display at a same time point comprise a first frame with a first resolution and a second frame with a second resolution lower than the first resolution. The generated image frames are transferred from the computing device to the HMD. The HMD restores the second frames with the second resolution among the image frames to a regular resolution of the first display and the second display, and then interleaved displays the first frames and the restored second frames on the first display and the second display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Jiun-Lin Chen, Yu-You Wen
  • Patent number: 10733789
    Abstract: In addition to rendering a first frame representing a first forward view of a scene, a graphics processing system renders one or more further versions of the first frame, each representing a further view of the scene based on a different point in time and/or view orientation. The first frame and/or one or more of the one or more further versions may then be subjected to “timewarp” and/or “spacewarp” processing to generate an output “timewarped” and/or “spacewarped” image for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Arm Limited
    Inventors: Daren Croxford, Ozgur Ozkurt, Brian Starkey
  • Patent number: 10732416
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a system, machine, device, manufacture, circuit, composition of matter, and/or user interface adapted for and/or resulting from, and/or a method and/or machine-readable medium comprising machine-implementable instructions for, activities that can comprise and/or relate to, via light from a light source, rendering an image on a retina.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: e-Vision Smart Optics, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Van Heugten
  • Patent number: 10732434
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to a head-worn computer having a see-through computer display, a frame mechanically adapted to hold the see-through computer, a first side arm pivotally attached to the frame and adapted to hold the head-worn computer in place on a head of the user, wherein the first side arm comprises a temple section and an ear horn section and the temple section further comprising a compartment adapted to contain a battery, wherein the battery powers the see-through computer display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Greg Hires, Nima L. Shams, John D. Haddick, Joseph Rejhon Duggan, Patrick John William Casey, Nicholas Polinko
  • Patent number: 10725305
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing head mounted displays may include lens movement assemblies. A head mounted display system includes a display housing surrounding one or more display devices, a first lens and a second lens. An input device on the display housing includes a control member moveable between a first position and a second position. A lens movement assembly is operatively coupled to the input device and the first and second lenses and is configured to move the first lens relative to the second lens in response to movement of the control member between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Alan Tempel, Jared I. Drinkwater, Robin Michael Miller
  • Patent number: 10726257
    Abstract: A gaze-tracking system for use in a head-mounted display apparatus. The gaze-tracking system includes: at least one first optical element comprising particles of a phosphorescent or fluorescent material dispersed therein, the particles of the phosphorescent or fluorescent material being dispersed in a manner that when excited by electromagnetic radiation incident thereupon, the particles produce structured light of a given wavelength, wherein the produced structured light illuminates a user's eye; at least one camera for capturing an image of reflections of the structured light from the user's eye, wherein the image is representative of a form of the reflections and a position of the reflections on an image plane of the at least one camera; and a processor coupled in communication with the at least one camera, wherein the processor is configured to process the captured image to detect a gaze direction of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Varjo Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Mikko Ollila, Klaus Melakari, Oiva Arvo Oskari Sahlsten
  • Patent number: 10722114
    Abstract: A system for vision testing and/or training of a user is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the system includes a user input device, an eye movement tracking device, a visual display device having an output screen, and a data processing device operatively coupled to the user input device, the eye movement tracking device, and the visual display device. The data processing device is programmed to generate and display one or more visual objects on the output screen of the visual display device; determine, based upon a first signal received from the user input device, whether the user performed a correct action with respect to the one or more visual objects displayed on the output screen; and determine, based upon a second signal received from the eye movement tracking device, whether the user is generally looking in a direction that corresponds to a location of the one or more visual objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Bertec Corporation
    Inventors: Necip Berme, Cameron Scott Hobson, Charles Shearer
  • Patent number: 10728616
    Abstract: A mechanism is described for facilitating interest-based enhancement in media quality according to one embodiment. A method of embodiments, as described herein, includes receiving eye tracking information from a wearable computing device, where the eye tracking information contains data relating to pupils of eyes of a user having access to the wearable computing device. The method may further include enhancing quality of at least contents of media, if a size of a pupil is determined to have been altered due to the user's interest in the contents, where the media having the enhanced contents is encoded and communicated back to the wearable computing device to be rendered at the wearable computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sean J. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 10728533
    Abstract: A near-eye display and a binocular near-eye display system provide a plurality of different views of an image to different locations within an eye box to impart focus depth cues to a user. The near-eye display includes a multibeam diffraction grating-based display configured to provide the different views and an optical system configured to relay the different views to the different locations within the eye box. The binocular near-eye display system includes a pair of the multibeam diffraction grating-based displays and a binocular optical system configured to provide and relay a stereoscopic image pair representing a three-dimensional (3D) scene to a corresponding pair of laterally displaced eye boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: LEIA INC.
    Inventor: David A. Fattal
  • Patent number: 10719134
    Abstract: A mirror-display is taught for use in a destination such as a theme park or hotel that allows a guest to move an article such as a wand in front of the mirror-display, where the movements are tracked and interpreted as commands. Visual movement feedback of the article is provided to help train the guests. The mirror-display can act as a full mirror, but then switch into a half-mirror mode where the guest sees their partial reflection along with output from the display, or a transparent mode where the guest does not see their reflection. Output includes secret messages only viewable to guests wearing glasses that are controllably detected and synchronized with the display output. The mirror-display comprises means for automatically determining guest identity and for exchanging commands and information with either or both of a local or global eco-system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: James Andrew Aman
  • Patent number: 10718957
    Abstract: An eye-mounted device includes a contact lens, a femtocamera, and a femtoprojector. The femtocamera and femtoprojector are both contained in the contact lens. The femtocamera detects imagery of a user's surrounding environment, and the femtoprojector projects corresponding imagery to the user's retina. A line of sight of the femtocamera and a line of projection of the femtoprojector can be parallel to, or even collinear with, each other. Imagery signal paths from the femtocamera to the femtoprojector are also contained in the contact lens. In some embodiments, the imagery signal paths are register-less and asynchronous. The eye-mounted device can include other components, such as image processing circuitry. Also, the eye-mounted device can communicate with another device worn by the user, e.g., in a necklace or a headpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Michael West Wiemer, Kuang-mon Ashley Tuan
  • Patent number: 10716460
    Abstract: Systems and methods for viewing stereoscopic video images are disclosed. In one example, a stereoscopic video imaging and tracking system can include a first video camera to generate a first video feed of a subject; and a second video camera spaced a distance from the first video camera to generate a second video feed of the subject, wherein the first video camera and the second video camera are directed toward a convergent point to provide a stereoscopic image of the subject. The system can also include a tracking system to cause the first video camera and the second video camera to follow a tracking point to maintain stereopsis of the subject. A head mountable video display can be present to display the stereoscopic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Neil T. Jessop
  • Patent number: 10712818
    Abstract: A virtual reality system enables a user to interact with virtual objects. The system includes a fiducial ring, an imaging device and a console. The fiducial ring includes a ring body that includes a plurality of fiducial markers that each correspond to a different location on the ring body. An imaging device is configured to capture one or more images of the fiducial ring. The console receives the images that include an image of one or more fiducial markers. Based on the received images of the fiducial markers, the console determines a location on the fiducial ring that corresponds to the imaged fiducial marker. The console determines a position of the fiducial ring based on the determined location of the fiducial marker on the fiducial ring. The console provides content to a head mounted display (HMD) based on the determined position of the fiducial ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Jason Keller, David R. Perek, Tristan Thomas Trutna, Garett Andrew Ochs, Nicholas Roy Corson, Raymond King
  • Patent number: 10715794
    Abstract: An eye tracking system includes a pair of glasses including two frames and a light scanning projector coupled to the pair of glasses and operable to scan a beam of light. The eye tracking system also includes an eyepiece mounted in one of the two frames and optically coupled to the light scanning projector. The eyepiece includes an exit pupil expander operable to direct at least a portion of the beam of light towards an eye of a user. The eye tracking system further includes one or more photodetectors coupled to the pair of glasses and a processor coupled to the light scanning projector and the one or more photodetectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian T. Schowengerdt, Mathew D. Watson, Samuel Scott Frank, Charles David Melville
  • Patent number: 10714055
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include directing a head-mounted display system to render, within a frame generated by the head-mounted display system, at least one performance metric for the frame. The method may also include recording when the frame containing the performance metric is displayed by a display of the head-mounted display system, measuring, based at least in part on when the frame containing the performance metric was displayed, at least one aspect of the head-mounted display system's performance, and calibrating the head-mounted display system based on the measurement. Various other methods, calibration systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Hauke Malte Strasdat, Richard Andrew Newcombe, Jeffrey Scott Campeau
  • Patent number: 10712810
    Abstract: A system, method, and Head-Mounted Display (HMD) apparatus for recording a video and playing back the video to a viewer in a Virtual Reality (VR) environment. A geographical area is recorded with an omnidirectional video recording camera by dividing the geographical area into a plurality of area portions and recording in separate video sections, each of the area portions while moving the camera in different directions. Time points in each video section are associated with virtual locations of the viewer. At a time point providing the viewer with a choice of directions to proceed, the system receives the viewer's choice and presents to the viewer, a video section corresponding to the virtual location of the viewer and the desired direction of movement. The viewer's choice may be indicated by detecting a direction of the viewer's field of view or by receiving from the viewer, a response to a banner notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (PUBL)
    Inventors: Mohamed Ibrahim, Thorsten Lohmar, Ali El Essaili, Raphael Wagner
  • Patent number: 10713489
    Abstract: In non-limiting examples of the present disclosure, systems, methods and devices for identifying and presenting information of a target user are presented. A live video stream comprising a target user may be displayed on a display of an augmented reality computing device. Data associated with one or more images of the target user may be sent to a facial recognition service, which may determine that a social network account matches the target user based on facial feature recognition. Information associated with the matched social network account may be received, and the live video stream on the augmented reality computing device may be augmented with a display of the received information associated with the matched social network account. In some examples, the augmented reality computing device may be augmented with one or more social network actions that are executable based on matching a target user to a social network account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sandeep Ravi, Jorge Erick Santoyo Garduno, Sreevani Tippana
  • Patent number: 10712562
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for enabling immersive viewing of a multimedia. The method may comprise receiving multimedia from one or more source devices, a user data associated with a user wearing an eyewear, a display device data associated with a display device, and an alignment data. The eyewear may comprise a regular glass and a smart glass, and the display device data may comprise dimensions of the display device. The method may further comprise dividing the multimedia in to a primary multimedia and a secondary multimedia based on one or more of the user data, the display device data, and the alignment data. The method may furthermore comprise transmitting the primary multimedia to the display device for display on the display device and transmitting the secondary multimedia to the eyewear for display on the smart glass, thereby enabling immersive viewing of a multimedia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: HCL Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Jasbir Singh Dhaliwal, Sankar Uma Tammana
  • Patent number: 10712567
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed that relate to holographic display systems. One example provides a display system comprising a waveguide, a light source configured to introduce light into the waveguide at a controllable light input angle, and a holographic optical element (HOE) configured to outcouple from the waveguide light received from within the waveguide that meets an angular condition. The display system may further comprise a controller configured to control the light input angle and also to control a corrective component optically downstream of the HOE to correct for aberration of the light by the HOE based upon the light input angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Andreas Georgiou, Andrew Stephen Maimone, Joel Steven Kollin, Adrian Robert Leigh Travis
  • Patent number: 10715746
    Abstract: Enhanced telestrators are presented. Such enhanced telestrators provide visual elements (e.g. annotations and/or visual cues) to a user of a wearable device, such as a head-mounted display device. The visual elements may be superimposed, combined, composited, blended, and/or layered over image data displayed by a display device included in the wearable device. The visual elements may also be projected (by a projection system included in the wearable device), onto physical surfaces of the user's environment. Such projection systems may include lasers and/or light emitting diodes for photon source. The projection systems are enabled to project the visual elements onto surfaces of the environment of the user of the wearable device. More particularly, the various embodiments herein provide annotations and/or visual cues superimposed over image data viewed by the user and/or projected onto (and reflected by) physical surfaces the user's environment, via a photon-emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Realwear, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjay Subir Jhawar, Christopher Iain Parkinson, Stephen A. Pombo
  • Patent number: 10705345
    Abstract: Trapezoidal protrusions, which protrude to the inside of a region, are provided on a right-side part and a left-side part of a mounting member. Holding sections, which extend in a circumferential direction, are formed in lateral surfaces of the trapezoidal protrusions. The holding sections include first holders which are opened to an upper side, and a second holder that is opened to a lower side. The first holders, and the second holder are respectively provided with second protrusions which protrude into a groove in a plural number, and can maintain the cable in a groove. First protrusions are respectively provided on rear-side ends to guide lead-out of the cable from the mounting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Miyuki Kusuda, Hirotoshi Ishizaki
  • Patent number: 10708477
    Abstract: According to the invention, a system for converting sound to electrical signals is disclosed. The system may include a gaze tracking device and a microphone. The gaze tracking device may determine a gaze direction of a user. The microphone may be more sensitive in a selected direction than at least one other direction and alter the selected direction based at least in part on the gaze direction determined by the gaze tracking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: David Figgins Henderek, Mårten Skogö
  • Patent number: 10705602
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed that relate to operating a user interface on an augmented reality computing device comprising a see-through display system. For example, one disclosed embodiment includes receiving a user input selecting an object in a field of view of the see-through display system, determining a first group of commands currently operable based on one or more of an identification of the selected object and a state of the object, and presenting the first group of commands to a user. The method may further include receiving a command from the first group of commands, changing the state of the selected object from a first state to a second state in response to the command, determining a second group of commands based on the second state, where the second group of commands is different than the first group of commands, and presenting the second group of commands to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Poulos, Cameron Brown, Daniel McCulloch, Jeff Cole
  • Patent number: 10706631
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for generating an image frame for display to a user. Brain activity sensor data correlated with movement of a user is received. A predicted field of view of the user is determined based on the brain activity sensor data. An image frame is generated based on the predicted field of view. The image frame is transmitted to a display for display to a user. Some implementations provide for receiving and displaying a foveated image frame based on a predicted field of view of a user. Brain activity information of a user is captured. The brain activity information is communicated to a transceiver. The brain activity information is transmitted to a rendering device using the transceiver to generate a foveated image frame based on a predicted field of view of the user. The foveated image frame is received from the rendering device, decoded, and displayed to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael L. Schmit, Nathaniel David Naegle