Operator Body-mounted Heads-up Display (e.g., Helmet Mounted Display) Patents (Class 345/8)
  • Patent number: 10101018
    Abstract: A dome light assembly is provided for a motor vehicle. That dome light assembly includes a housing having a receiver. A removable lamp unit is releasably held in the receiver. The removable lamp unit includes an indicator for signaling an incoming telephone call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Maria Fernanda Medina Luna
  • Patent number: 10104370
    Abstract: A three-dimensional image display device includes: an image display screen 10; a motion parallax amount measurement unit 12 which measures a to-display-screen parallax angle ?1 and a to-display-screen separation distance Le with respect to the screen 10; and a display unit 8 which selects a two-dimensional image of the object to be observed that has rotated by an angle ?? corresponding to the parallax angle ?1, and transmits the two-dimensional image to the screen 10. Each of the plurality of two-dimensional images is associated with three-dimensional information; the three-dimensional information includes at least the rotational angle ?? and a virtual separation distance Lo between the object to be observed and the image display screen; and the rotational angle ?? of the object to be observed is determined on the basis of the following formula: ??=?1×Le/(Lo+Le).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Masaki Fusama
  • Patent number: 10099122
    Abstract: A virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD), a computer-implemented method, and a VR tracking system are described. Generally, a VR HMD includes an inertial measurement unit (IMU) and an optical sensor. When a second VR HMD is located in a same physical environment, the VR HMD can be operated to track a motion of the second VR HMD in the physical environment. For example, image data captured by the VR HMD in addition to inertial data of both VR HMDs are used to determine a three dimensional (3D) physical position of the second VR HMD and to track the 3D physical position over time. Three degrees of freedom (DOF) or six DOF for the motion are derived from the tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Glenn T. Black
  • Patent number: 10101586
    Abstract: An HMD includes an image display section worn on the head of a user and configured to output image light and an illuminance sensor configured to detect light. The HMD includes a sub-control section. The sub-control section adjusts, on the basis of a detection value of the illuminance sensor, the image light output by the image display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yutaka Fujimaki, Masayuki Takagi, Fusashi Kimura, Kenro Yajima
  • Patent number: 10096301
    Abstract: A method for operating an electronic device is provided. The method includes connecting to a Head Mounted Device (HMD), receiving an input through the HMD while the HMD is connected, and in response to the received input, performing a function corresponding to the received input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jin-Ho Ahn, Chan-Woo Park, Yoo-Kyung Koh, Joo Namkung, Man-Su Han
  • Patent number: 10095275
    Abstract: A head mounted display device is provided. A head mounted display device includes a main frame including surface formed to face a facial side of a user and an opposite surface on which an external electronic device is mounted; a connecting device connected to the main frame; and a support part connected to the connecting device that fixes the head mounted display device to the facial side of the user. At least a portion of a surface of the connecting device, which is connected to the support part, forms an angle with a direction in which the main frame faces the facial side of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Dong Hyun Byun, Joong Kyung Park, Tae Seuk Kang, Sang Jin Wang, Suk Jin Yun, Min Hwa Jeong, Jin Hyeok Heo, Ji Seong Hwang, Jong Chul Choi
  • Patent number: 10095032
    Abstract: A head mountable display (HMD) system in which the size and/or distance from the viewer of a virtual screen for display of video material depends upon one or more of the following: whether the video material is in a 2-D or a 3-D format; the image resolution of the video material; the compression quality and/or data rate of the video material; the aspect ratio of the video material; the origin of the video material; and metadata associated with the video material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Limited
    Inventors: Ian Henry Bickerstaff, Simon Mark Benson
  • Patent number: 10096168
    Abstract: An application running on a computing platform that employs three-dimensional (3D) modeling is extended using a virtual viewport into which 3D holograms are rendered by a mixed-reality head mounted display (HMD) device. The HMD device user can position the viewport to be rendered next to a real world 2D monitor and use it as a natural extension of the 3D modeling application. For example, the user can interact with modeled objects in mixed-reality and move objects between the monitor and the viewport. The 3D modeling application and HMD device are configured to exchange scene data for modeled objects (such as geometry, lighting, rotation, scale) and user interface parameters (such as mouse and keyboard inputs). The HMD device implements head tracking to determine where the user is looking so that user inputs are appropriately directed to the monitor or viewport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Alexandre Da Veiga, Ben Sugden, Jon Christen
  • Patent number: 10095038
    Abstract: A head-mounted display includes a display device, a bonding structure connected to the display device, a driving element connected to the bonding structure, and a rotation button connected to the driving element. When the rotation button is rotated, the length of the bonding structure is changed by the driving element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Shu-Cheng Hsu, Ku-Wu Lai, Hsin-I Wu, Chien-Yu Shih
  • Patent number: 10096162
    Abstract: A headset vision system includes a headwear and a coordinated mirror device. The coordinate mirror device includes a first mirror, a second mirror, and a lens. The first mirror is configured to reflect a display of a portable device to the second mirror such that the second mirror reflects the display to the lens. The lens is configured to focus the display. The headwear defines a cavity configured to receive at least one of the portable device and the coordinated mirror device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Dimensions and Shapes, LLC
    Inventor: Segundo Gonzalez del Rosario
  • Patent number: 10096124
    Abstract: A water droplet detection device has an image capturing unit and a water droplet detection unit. The image capturing unit has a photographic optical system that an area captures an image of a predetermined area. The water droplet detection unit sets an arbitrary attention point in the captured image, a plurality of first reference points inside an imaginary circle of a predetermined radius having the attention point as a center the imaginary circle, and a plurality of second reference points corresponding to the first reference points outside the imaginary circle. The water droplet detection unit detects edge information between the first reference points and second reference points, and assesses a circularity strength of the edge information to detect a water droplet attached to the photographic optical system. The water droplet detection device can be used with an image conversion unit to form a three-dimensional object detection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhisa Hayakawa, Osamu Fukata, Masayuki Takemura, Akira Utagawa, Shoji Muramatsu, Kota Irie
  • Patent number: 10089005
    Abstract: Disclosed are a mobile device, an HMD and a system. A mobile device which is capable of data communication with an HMD, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises: a touch sensing module which is designed to recognize a touch from a user; a communication module which performs data communication with a head-mounted display (HMD); a video processor which if relative location information between the mobile device and the HMD is received from the HMD, generates extended video data on the basis of the location information; and a controller which after the generated extended video data is transmitted to the HMD via the communication module, controls the extended video data output by the HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Xuelong Xu, Sungchul Shin, Jooyoung Kim, Nakhoon Go, Minhyung Kim
  • Patent number: 10088900
    Abstract: To enable a state of an object to be changed based on a relationship between a line of sight of a user wearing a head-mounted display and a position of the object arranged in a virtual space, a specific object is arranged at a predetermined position in the virtual space. A determination is made whether the specific object is located outside a certain range from the line of sight of the user wearing the head-mounted display for a first predetermined period. Then, when the specific object is located outside the certain range from the line of sight of the user for the first predetermined period, a sound associated with the specific object is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventor: Ippei Kondo
  • Patent number: 10088868
    Abstract: A wearable electronic apparatus, a computer-implement operating method for the same, and an electronic system are provided. The method includes receiving a sound, and correspondingly generating a plurality of audio data according to the received sound; determining a relative direction and a relative location of the sound source and the wearable electronic apparatus, and an intensity level of the sound; generating a computer-generated visual content corresponding to the sound according to the relative direction, the intensity level of the sound, and the relative location; and displaying the generated computer-generated visual content corresponding to the sound on a transparent lens of the display device of the wearable electronic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Merry Electronics(Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Diego Jose Hernandez Garcia, Che-Wei Hsu, Yi-Lin Hsieh, Chih-Hung Lee
  • Patent number: 10088867
    Abstract: A heat sink for electronic devices, such as wearable displays, dissipates heat away from and electrical component, such as a microprocessor. An adjustable support assembly permits adjustment of a visual display relative to a user's field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: Guy A Mascaro, Mark Gamache, Matthew Kevin Walsh
  • Patent number: 10088682
    Abstract: The present invention is an image projection device that includes: a light source 12 that emits a laser beam 34; a scanning mirror 14 that two-dimensionally scans the laser beam 34 emitted from the light source 12; and a projection mirror 24 that projects scanned light onto a retina 26 of an eyeball 22 of a user to project an image onto the retina 26, the scanned light being composed of the laser beam 34 that has been scanned by the scanning mirror 14, wherein the laser beam 34 emitted from the light source 12 is scanned by using a part of an operating range of the scanning mirror 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: QD LASER, INC., THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Arakawa, Mitsuru Sugawara, Makoto Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10089522
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to detecting a user's facial expressions in real-time using a head-mounted display unit that includes a 2D camera (e.g., infrared camera) that capture a user's eye region, and a depth camera or another 2D camera that captures the user's lower facial features including lips, chin and cheek. The images captured by the first and second camera are processed to extract parameters associated with facial expressions. The parameters can be sent or processed so that the user's digital representation including the facial expression can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: BINARYVR, INC.
    Inventors: Jihun Yu, Jungwoon Park
  • Patent number: 10082865
    Abstract: A display distortion correction system and method is for a worn display. The worn display includes an image display. The display distortion correction system includes an eye tracking system configured to provide an eye parameter related to viewing the image display, a memory for storing a distortion map, and a processor configured to provide a distortion map. The processor is configured to provide a first test pattern on the image display, record a first set of eye positions associated with viewing the first test pattern, and provide the distortion map in response to the first set of eye positons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC.
    Inventors: Francois Raynal, Daniel S. Wald
  • Patent number: 10084936
    Abstract: A display system includes a storage apparatus, an image forming apparatus, and a display apparatus. The display apparatus accepts editing of a virtual reality space, and the image forming apparatus generates edited display data for displaying a virtual reality space reflecting editing content, and correlates the edited display data with data identification information to cause the storage apparatus to store the edited display data. When the data identification information is inputted, the image forming apparatus acquires edited display data corresponding to the data identification information and transmits the edited display data to the display apparatus, thereby causing the display apparatus to display a virtual reality space based on the edited display data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Akira Ohashi
  • Patent number: 10082866
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for gaze point detection using dynamic facial reference points under varying lighting conditions are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes detecting items of spatial information pertaining to at least one eye of an individual gazing at one or more objects; detecting an item of spatial information pertaining to at least one nostril of the individual; detecting items of spatial information pertaining to the head of the individual; assigning a distinct weight to each of (i) the spatial information pertaining to the at least one eye and (ii) the spatial information pertaining to the at least one nostril based on the spatial information pertaining to the head; and generating gaze detection parameters applicable to the individual based on (i) the weighted spatial information pertaining to the at least one eye and (ii) the weighted spatial information pertaining to the at least one nostril.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Karan Ahuja, Ruchika Banerjee, Kuntal Dey, Seema Nagar
  • Patent number: 10080013
    Abstract: A stereoscopic image is generated by applying three-dimensional processing to two or more images, which are obtained through photographing from different positions. The stereoscopic image is stereoscopically displayed, and an instruction to start changing a parallax level of the stereoscopic image is received. In response to the instruction to start changing the parallax level, stereoscopic display of the stereoscopic image is switched into two-dimensional display of the two or more images overlapped with each other. An instruction to change the parallax level is received. In response to the instruction to change the parallax level, the two or more images are two-dimensionally displayed with the parallax level of the images being changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Shikata, Junji Hayashi, Satoshi Yanagita
  • Patent number: 10076241
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a vision system and a method. A vision system includes a receiver circuit configured to receive data indicative of a presence of a wearable ophthalmic element in an optical path incident on a vision correction device. The vision correction device includes an electronically controllable vision parameter and configured to be placed in an eye of a human subject. The vision system includes a controller circuit coupled to the vision correction device and configured to change the electronically controllable vision parameter of the vision correction device at least partially in response to the received data indicative of the presence of the wearable ophthalmic element in the optical path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10076409
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a vision system and a method. A vision system includes a sensor circuit configured to detect a presence of a wearable ophthalmic element in an optical path incident on a vision correction device. The vision correction device includes an electronically controllable vision parameter and configured to be placed in an eye of a human subject. The vision system includes a controller circuit coupled to the vision correction device and configured to change the electronically controllable vision parameter of the vision correction device at least partially in response to the detected presence of the wearable ophthalmic element in the optical path. In an embodiment, the vision system includes the wearable ophthalmic element. In an embodiment, the vision system includes the vision correction device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10073271
    Abstract: A wearable electronic device is provided. The wearable electronic device includes a frame, a body section connected with the frame, a display module mounted on the body section and configured to output an image, and a guide section configured to change a position of the display module in relation to the frame. The wearable electronic device may be variously implemented according to various embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Industrial Education Cooperation Organization Daegu Health College
    Inventors: Jin-Ho Kim, Jun-Young Jang, Lae-Kyoung Kim, Hyo-Seok Han
  • Patent number: 10074700
    Abstract: A display device includes a low-definition display section and a high-definition display section. An area of pixels of the high-definition display section is smaller than an area of pixels of the low-definition display section. The position of the center of the high-definition display section is shifted from the position of the center of the display region. Consequently, when the display device is worn on the head of a user and disposed in front of the eyes, it is possible to provide a high-definition image. It is possible to reduce a processing load of moving image processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoki Nakamura, Jun Hanari
  • Patent number: 10073269
    Abstract: A virtual image display apparatus, adapted for medical surgical applications, with which a surgical device is operated is provided. The virtual image display apparatus includes at least one virtual image display module which is disposed in front of at least one eye of a user. The virtual image display module includes an image display unit and a beam splitting unit. The image display unit provides an image beam, wherein the image beam includes at least one type of surgical information. The beam splitting unit is disposed on the transmission path of the image beam and an object beam from an environment object. The beam splitting unit causes at least part of the object beam to be transmitted to the eye, and causes at least part of the image beam to be transmitted to the eye to display a virtual image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Chy-Lin Wang, Kuo-Tung Tiao, Tian-Yuan Chen, Lung-Pin Chung, Chun-Chuan Lin, Jyh-Chern Chen, Chi-Shen Chang, Ching-Chieh Yang
  • Patent number: 10070120
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system, apparatus, and method for calibrating an optical see-through display (OSD). The OSD virtual display size is estimated as a starting point for determining an eye to camera distance. In response to determining the eye to camera distance and comparing the result with a measured eye to camera distance an updated display size may be determined. A user's head movement may be tracked in order to determine when a visual alignment based calibration routine is complete. When a user is not viewing a calibration target a request is sent to prompt the user to realign the OSD. When a user is still after a period of alignment with the OSD, the alignment and calibration procedure may be assumed as complete. A buffer may receive calibration values from before and after the calibration procedure is complete and the values may be averaged or filtered for accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Christopher Pedley, Daniele Masato, Andrew John Everitt
  • Patent number: 10068378
    Abstract: Digital content interaction and navigation techniques and systems in virtual and augmented reality are described. In one example, techniques are employed to aid user interaction within a physical environment in which the user is disposed while viewing a virtual or augmented reality environment. In another example, techniques are described to support a world relative field of view and a fixed relative field of view. The world relative field of view is configured to follow motion of the user (e.g., movement of the user's head or mobile phone) within the environment to support navigation to different locations within the environment. The fixed relative field of view is configured to remain fixed during this navigation such that digital content disposed in this field of view remains at that relative location to a user's field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Henricus Maria Cabanier, Yuyan Song, Brian David Williams, Cory Lynn Edwards, Byungmoon Kim, Gavin Stuart Peter Miller
  • Patent number: 10067344
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are apparatus, devices, and methods to provide a modified-transmissivity zone on a projection surface used to generate a virtual image superimposed onto a real-world view. In particular, a variable-transmissivity material may be provided in the projection surface. The transmissivity of variable-transmissivity material may be modified responsive to application of a stimulus. A stimulus source may be configured to selectively apply a stimulus to the variable-transmissivity material to generate a discrete modified-transmissivity zone on the projection surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lucio Kilcher, Nicolas Abele, Patrick Gerard McGlew, Michel Combes
  • Patent number: 10067349
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of adapting a virtual reality helmet, comprising: pre-writing models of a plurality of virtual reality helmets and corresponding parameters into a virtual reality helmet system; obtaining a model of a to-be-adapted virtual reality helmet; parsing out corresponding parameters from the virtual reality helmet system according to the model of the to-be-adapted virtual reality helmet; determining size and position of an imaging area on a screen of the to-be-adapted virtual reality helmet according to the parsed-out parameters. By determining size and position of the imaging area on the screen of the to-be-adapted virtual reality helmet according to the parameters pre-stored in the virtual reality helmet system, the problem of abnormal image contents viewed with various kinds of different helmets is solved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Beijing Pico Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xing yi Chen
  • Patent number: 10067561
    Abstract: Gaze information of a user can be determined by a computing device that analyzes images of the user. Gaze information of a user includes information such as the user's line of sight, point of regard information, the direction of the user's gaze, the depth of convergence of the user's gaze, and the like. The computing device is able to estimate the distance from the user at which the user is focusing (for example, at a screen near the user or at an object farther away). The visibility and display characteristics of objects displayed on the HUD may be based on the gaze information. For example, content on a heads-up display (HUD) on a windshield may be more transparent while the user is looking through the windshield and more opaque (or otherwise enhanced) while the user is focusing on the HUD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Javier San Agustin Lopez
  • Patent number: 10068553
    Abstract: A wearable display enhances rendering when attached to a tethered computer. In one example a process includes determining a position and an orientation of a wearable computing device, sending the determined position and orientation to a tethered computer, receiving a frame at the wearable computing device from the tethered computer, the frame being one of a sequence of frames of a video sequence corresponding to a view of a scene in response to the determined position and orientation, displaying the received frame on a display of the wearable computing device, generating a frame at the wearable computing device using the received frame, displaying the generated frame after the received frame, receiving a second frame at the wearable computing device from the tethered computer, the frame being a second one of a sequence of frames of a video sequence corresponding to a view of the scene, and displaying the second received frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richmond Hicks, Deepak Shashidhar Vembar, Paul Diefenbaugh, Vallabhajosyula S. Somayazulu, Atsuo Kuwahara
  • Patent number: 10061409
    Abstract: The present technology enables a user wearing a head-mounted display having a display section provided in front of the eyes of the user to directly check a state in front of the user. A head-mounted display includes: a display section; a casing supporting the display section in front of eyes of a user; and an optical system supported by the casing, the optical system allowing the user to view an image of an object disposed in a rear of the display section as viewed from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Morio Usami
  • Patent number: 10048503
    Abstract: A head-mounted type image display device including a disposition section that is disposed at a position corresponding to a forehead of a user; an image display section that has a left side display section and a right side display section; and a pair of arms that are respectively positioned at portions on a front side of the disposition section, are rotatably supported on the disposition section about rotational shafts along a parallel direction that is a direction in which the left side display section and the right side display section are arranged, and support the image display section. The rotational shafts are provided on a surface different from a surface facing the forehead in the disposition section and are positioned inside both end portions of the disposition section when viewed from a direction orthogonal to the parallel direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeshi Fujishiro
  • Patent number: 10044378
    Abstract: This electronic device includes a wearing detector, provided at a position that comes close to or in contact with a human body when the electronic device is worn by a user, that detects wearing of the electronic device by the user, an antenna that transmits radio waves, and a controller that restricts transmission of radio waves from the antenna when wearing is detected by the wearing detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Nishizono, Yasuhiro Fukushima
  • Patent number: 10042161
    Abstract: An eye projection system is disclosed, including an image generator and an eye projection optical module. The image generator is adapted to obtain data indicative of an image, produce a plurality of light beam portions corresponding to pixels of the image, adjust the intensity of each light beam portion in accordance with a value of a pixel of the image corresponding thereto and direct the light beam portion to propagate along a general optical propagation path towards the eye projection optical module with a projection angle ?scn, relative to the general optical propagation path, which is determined in accordance with a location of the respective pixel in the image. The eye projection optical module includes a gaze tracking deflector responsive to input signals indicative of a gaze direction ? of a user eye and configured and operable to deflect the general optical propagation path of the light beam portions towards the location of the pupil of the user eye associated with the gaze direction ?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: EYEWAY VISION LTD.
    Inventor: Boris Greenberg
  • Patent number: 10042171
    Abstract: A transmission type head mounted display device includes an imaging unit that images an outside scene and an image display unit that is capable of transmitting the outside scene. An imaging range of the imaging unit is set based on a set distance from the image display unit set based on a focal length of a user and an estimated field of view estimated as a field of view of the user who wears the image display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenro Yajima
  • Patent number: 10042988
    Abstract: A method for viewing a plurality of encrypted code displayed within an integrated development environment with a pair of augmented reality (AR) glasses. A plurality of user login credentials submitted by a user utilizing the pair of AR glasses to access a plurality of encrypted code. The method may determine the user is authorized to access a portion of the plurality of encrypted code based on the received plurality of user login credentials. The method may further decrypt the portion based on determining the user is authorized to access the portion. The method may further include displaying the decrypted portion on a lens within the pair of AR glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James K. Hook, Hamish C. Hunt, Nicholas K. Lincoln
  • Patent number: 10043487
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for using a split screen mode. The method includes composing a plurality of surfaces into a final surface to display in a display unit of a user equipment. The display unit is operable to display a single screen mode and a split screen mode. The method also includes, responsive to identifying the split screen mode, splitting the display unit into a first screen and a second screen. The method also includes retrieving a set of parameters associated with the split screen mode. The method also includes displaying the final surface in both the first screen and the second screen according to the set of parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lam Nguyen, Sophie Kim
  • Patent number: 10036889
    Abstract: An imaging and display module for a head-worn computer provides displayed images to a user including a plurality of optical components and a plurality of electrical components that provide displayed images to a left eye and a right eye of the user, one or more cameras, and a rigid chassis comprising a box structure with high thermal conductivity sections, wherein the plurality of optical components are rigidly mounted to the chassis so that the displayed images are rigidly aligned relative to the cameras and to the left and right eyes of the user and the plurality of electrical components are mounted to the sections with high thermal conductivity to dissipate heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John N. Border, Kei Edgardo Yamamoto Kohatsu, Karim ElKatcha, John D. Haddick, Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Patent number: 10032313
    Abstract: A head-mounted device (HMD) for enabling a 3D drawing interaction in a mixed-reality space is provided. The HMD includes a frame section, a rendering unit providing a specified image, a camera unit attached to the frame section to pick up an image for rendering, and a control unit configured to, when the camera unit picks up an image of a specified marker, perform a calibration process based on position information of the image of the marker displayed on a screen of the HMD and to, when there is a motion of an input device for interaction with a virtual whiteboard, obtain position information of an image of the input device displayed on a virtual camera screen based on position information of the whiteboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Center of Human-Centered Interaction for Coexistence
    Inventors: Ki Won Yeom, Joung Huem Kwon, Ji Yong Lee, Bum Jae You
  • Patent number: 10031338
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for eyebox expansion by exit pupil replication in scanning laser-based wearable heads-up displays (“WHUDs”) are described. The WHUDs described herein each include a scanning laser projector (“SLP”), a holographic combiner, and an optical replicator positioned in the optical path therebetween. For each light signal generated by the SLP, the optical replicator receives the light signal and redirects each one of N>1 instances of the light signal towards the holographic combiner effectively from a respective one of N spatially-separated virtual positions for the SLP. The holographic combiner converges each one of the N instances of the light signal to a respective one of N spatially-separated exit pupils at the eye of the user. In this way, multiple instances of the exit pupil are distributed over the area of the eye and the eyebox of the WHUD is expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: THALMIC LABS INC.
    Inventors: Stefan Alexander, Matthew Bailey, Vance R. Morrison, Lloyd Frederick Holland
  • Patent number: 10032312
    Abstract: Proposed is a display control system for an augmented reality, AR, display system, the AR display system comprising a transparent display area adapted to augment an object or scene viewable through the transparent display area by displaying a visual element in the transparent display area. The display control system comprises: a focal point detection unit adapted to determine a point of focus of a user; and a processing unit adapted to determine an offset distance by which the determined point of focus of the user is spaced from the transparent display area, and to generate a control signal for modifying the transparency of the visual element based on the determined offset distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chris R. Bean, Sophie D. Green, Madeleine R. Neil Smith, Joe Pavitt
  • Patent number: 10025104
    Abstract: A head-mount type image display device includes a display section adapted to display an image, a frame member adapted to support the display section, and a case member attached to the frame member, the frame member includes a support part adapted to support the display section, and a side surface part extending from an end of the support part in a direction crossing the support part, the case member is combined with the side surface part to form a housing space adapted to house a housed member making a contribution to display of the image by the display section, and the side surface part includes a first rib extending along a first direction, and a second rib extending along a second direction crossing the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuya Kamakura
  • Patent number: 10025094
    Abstract: An optical see-through glass type display device comprises: an optical unit having a front correcting surface and a rear correcting surface; an image projector projecting a virtual image; and an image sensor for capturing an ambient scene image. The optical unit is configured to guide light of the ambient scene image coming through the front correcting surface to the image sensor and to guide light of the virtual image so that the light of the virtual image outgoes through the rear correcting surface. A first optical compensation element is located between the optical unit and the image sensor and a second optical compensation element is located between the image projector and the optical unit. The device further comprises a processing module configured to analyze the ambient scene image captured by the image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Laurent Blonde, Valter Drazic, Arno Schubert
  • Patent number: 10021380
    Abstract: An electrically controlled spectacle includes a spectacle frame and optoelectronic lenses housed in the frame. The lenses include a left lens and a right lens, each of the optoelectrical lenses having a plurality of states, wherein the state of the left lens is independent of the state of the right lens. The electrically controlled spectacle also includes a control unit housed in the frame, the control unit being adapted to control the state of each of the lenses independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: VISUAL EFFECT INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Martin Jacobs, Ronald Steven Karpf
  • Patent number: 10018837
    Abstract: Head-worn computers may include an optical chassis mechanically configured to provide a stable optical mounting reference plane and a plurality of image source reference planes, a first image source mounted on a first of the plurality of image source reference planes and configured to project first image light through a first hole in the stable optical mounting reference plane, a second image source mounted on a second of the plurality of image source reference planes and configured to project second image light through a second hole in the stable optical mounting reference plane, and an outer frame configured to hold the optical chassis such that, when worn by a user, the first and second image light is aligned with the eyes of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: John N. Border, Kei Edgardo Yamamoto Kohatsu, Karim ElKatcha, John D. Haddick, Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Patent number: 10012829
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for transparent displays that are well-suited for use in wearable heads-up displays are described. Such transparent displays include one or more scanning projector(s) that is/are mounted on or proximate the lens portion(s) thereof, directly in the field of view of the user. Each scanning projector includes a respective light source that sequentially generates pixels or other discrete portions of an image and a respective dynamic optical beam-steerer that controllably steers the modulated light directly towards select regions of the eye of the user. Successive portions of the image are generated in rapid succession until the entire image is displayed to the user by projection directly onto the eye of the user from one or more point(s) within the user's field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: THALMIC LABS INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Bailey, Stefan Alexander
  • Patent number: 10013138
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for secure data entry. In the method a virtual data entry interface is generated, and is outputted so as to be readable only by the user. The user then enters data using the interface. The apparatus includes at least one display, or optionally a pair of displays that output a 3D stereo image. It also includes a data processor, and at least one sensor, or optionally a pair of sensors that capture 3D stereo data. The data processor generates a virtual data entry interface, and communicates it to the display or displays. The displays output the virtual interface such that it is only readable by the user. The sensor or sensors receives data entered by the user's actions, and send signals representing those actions to the processor. The processor then detects the data from the signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Atheer, Inc.
    Inventor: Sleiman Itani
  • Patent number: 10012839
    Abstract: A first side of the outer shell of a spectacle lens faces away from the inner shell and forms the front side of the spectacle lens, and the first side of the inner shell faces away from the outer shell and forms the rear side of the spectacle lens. The outer shell includes the coupling-in section, the light guiding channel and the coupling-out section. The inner shell includes an opening which extends from the second side of the inner shell, which faces towards the outer shell, in the direction of the rear side and in which the light guiding channel sits. The coupling-out section lies next to the opening such that the light bundles coupled out by the coupling-out section enter the inner shell via the second side of the inner shell, run through the inner shell and leave the inner shell via the rear side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: tooz technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Guenter Rudolph, Hans-Juergen Dobschal