Operator Body-mounted Heads-up Display (e.g., Helmet Mounted Display) Patents (Class 345/8)
  • Patent number: 11128817
    Abstract: Enhanced passthrough images are generated and displayed. A current visibility condition of an environment is determined. Based on the current visibility condition, a first camera or a second camera, which detect light spanning different ranges of illuminance, is selected to generate a passthrough image of the environment. The selected camera is then caused to generate the passthrough image. Additionally, a third camera, which is structured to detect long wave infrared radiation, is caused to generate a thermal image of the environment. Parallax correction is performed by aligning coordinates of the thermal image with corresponding coordinates identified within the passthrough image. Subsequently, the parallax-corrected thermal image is overlaid onto the passthrough image to generate a composite passthrough image, which is then displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Bleyer, Christopher Douglas Edmonds, Raymond Kirk Price
  • Patent number: 11126262
    Abstract: A gaze initiated interaction technique for facilitating interaction between wearers of head-mountable devices. Methods are shown which allow users to interact with each other following an event of interlocking gaze. Methods are also shown which allows the operator of a personal point-of-interest beacon to control and limit interaction from the public thus ensuring a greater degree of privacy. Methods are also introduced which allow a mode of interaction to be determined by a remote service after mutual authorization of each interacting user. This disclosure also introduces a system of a head-mountable device which comprises a directional beacon transceiver system using beams in the infrared light spectrum enabling the detection of a gaze interlock event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventor: Maximilian Ralph Peter von und zu Liechtenstein
  • Patent number: 11126342
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device is configured to display a 3-dimension (3D) image using the display, to receive a scroll input on the 3D image, to determine a scroll angular speed based at least on a scroll speed corresponding to the scroll input and a depth of the 3D image, to control the display to display the 3D image based on a first method based on the determined scroll angular speed being less than a specified angular speed, and control the display to display the 3D image based on a second method different from the first method based on the determined scroll angular speed being greater than or equal to the specified angular speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Haksub Kim
  • Patent number: 11126151
    Abstract: There is a need for more effective and efficient data modeling and/or data visualization solutions. This need can be addressed by, for example, solutions for performing data modeling and/or data visualization in an effective and efficient manner. In one example, solutions for generating a data model with dynamic relational awareness are disclosed. In another example, solutions for processing data retrieval queries using data models with dynamic relational awareness are disclosed. In yet another example, solutions for generating data visualizations using data models with dynamic relational awareness are disclosed. In a further example, solutions for integrating external data objects into data models with dynamic relational awareness are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: DSi Digital, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony Mitchell Hughes
  • Patent number: 11119314
    Abstract: A method includes projecting an object in a digital space. The object is transitioned to a final viewable peripheral location in the digital space. The object is removed from the digital space to define an unviewable path segment. The object is introduced to an initial viewable peripheral location in the digital space substantially opposite the final viewable peripheral location in the digital space. The initial viewable peripheral location to the final viewable peripheral location defines a viewable path segment. The object is returned to the center of the digital space. The operations are performed in an aggregate object path including the viewable path segment and the unviewable path segment. The object has a pre-configured object velocity and a pre-configured cycle time period in the aggregate object path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Synapcis Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Moskowitz, Glen West, Timothy McCann
  • Patent number: 11119326
    Abstract: Eyewear having a camera capturing images, and an image processor configured to process the images and display the processed image in both controlled and uncontrolled regions on the display. In an example, the image processor applies a vignette gradient to soften edges of the displayed image in the uncontrolled regions, which compensates for any discoloration in the uncontrolled regions. The uncontrolled regions may be located above and below the controlled region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Rodriguez, II, Ashley Macon, James Powderly
  • Patent number: 11120630
    Abstract: An electronic device providing information through a virtual environment is disclosed. The device includes: a display; and an information providing module functionally connected with the display, wherein the information providing module displays an object corresponding to an external electronic device for the electronic device through the display, obtains information to be output through the external electronic device, and provides contents corresponding to the information in relation to a region, on which the object is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woosung Choi, Hyuk Kang, Minji Kim, Dongil Son, Buseop Jung, Jongho Choi, Jooman Han
  • Patent number: 11119567
    Abstract: A method of providing immersive reality content includes determining a field of view intersection between a first field of view from a first device and a second field of view from a second device, generating a first immersive reality content based on the field of view intersection and providing the first immersive reality content. An apparatus for providing immersive reality content includes a processor and at least one memory coupled to the processor, the processor being configured to determine a field of view intersection between a first field of view from a first device and a second field of view from a second device, generate a first immersive reality content based on the field of view intersection and provide the first immersive reality content. A computer-readable storage medium, computer program and a non-transitory article of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Shahab Hamidi-Rad, Kent Lyons, Alan Zhang
  • Patent number: 11120775
    Abstract: A method for compositing display data at a remote device to form an image for display involves the remote device receiving (S62) elements of the image, where the image includes display data forming a background layer, display elements forming a foreground layers and an overlay data layer. The remote device receives (S63) sensor information indicating one or more of a position of an eye of a viewer, a direction of focus of the eye of the viewer, and/or a position of a display. It then determines (S64) movement of a line of sight between the eye of the viewer and the display, determines an estimate of a future position of the line of sight at a future time based on the determined movement of the line of sight, and determines (S65) an adjustment to be made to the image based on the future position of the line of sight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: DISPLAYLINK (UK) LIMITED
    Inventors: Eric Kenneth Hamaker, Colin Skinner, Douglas Morse, Richard Akester
  • Patent number: 11120258
    Abstract: A disclosed apparatus may include a line source configured to produce a line of light and a scanning device configured to scan the line of light across a scanning field in a scanning direction. The scanning field may include a receiving portion configured to receive an eye. The apparatus may also include a reflector positioned within the scanning field. During a primary period of a scan, the line of light may scan the receiving portion in a primary direction. During a secondary period of the scan, the reflector may reflect the line of light such that a reflection of the line of light scans the receiving portion in a secondary direction. The apparatus may also include a photodetector positioned to receive (1) an initial reflection during the primary period, and (2) a subsequent reflection during the secondary period. Various other methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Jobe Fix, Andrew Wyman MacDonald, Dmitri Model, Mohammadhossein Daraeihajitooei, Javier San Agustin Lopez, Kirk Erik Burgess, Mohamed Hegazy, Thomas Scott Murdison, Scott Robert Ramsby, Sebastian Sztuk, Evan Gander
  • Patent number: 11115648
    Abstract: A display device includes a display device body. The display device body includes a first lens barrel and a second lens barrel. A first lens is disposed at a first end of the first lens barrel, and a second lens is disposed at a first end of the second lens barrel. A first distance sensor and a second distance sensor are further disposed on the display device body. The second distance sensor is configured to measure a distance between a right eyeball and the second lens. Two distance sensors are disposed on the display device body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mu Liu
  • Patent number: 11113889
    Abstract: An adjustable frame assembly for augmented reality eyewear. The frame assembly includes a face portion for supporting at least one waveguide that creates an eye box, a support rest for supporting the face portion on a user, and a coupling for adjusting the position of the face portion relative to the support rest. This enables movement of the waveguide eye box relative to the support rest to position the eye box in front of the wearer's eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Julio Cesar Castañeda, Samuel Bryson Thompson
  • Patent number: 11112864
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display panel configured to display a first image having a first resolution; and a display panel driving circuit configured to drive the display panel, wherein the display panel driving circuit is configured to receive image data corresponding to a second image having a second resolution that is higher than the first resolution, to receive gaze data indicating a user's gaze, to select partial image data which reflects the user's gaze from the image data based on the gaze data, and to drive the display panel to display the first image based on the partial image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyungman Kim, Donggyu Lee
  • Patent number: 11107236
    Abstract: Technologies are described for providing a projected augmented reality system with pose tracking for directing manual processes. A projected augmented reality system includes a video projector, configured to project a dynamically-changing image onto a surface within a work area of an operator, a sensor, and a computer. The computer includes a memory including instructions that when executed cause the computer to obtain three-dimensional pose data using the sensor, determine an output graphical element based on a sequence of three-dimensional pose data over time, and on a current production state, and send an output image based on the output graphical element to the video projector for projection onto the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Dag Michael Peter Hansson
  • Patent number: 11106915
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for generating in a gaze tracking device augmented reality representations for objects in a user line-of-sight. A determination is made of user coordinates of a user position and coordinates of an axis of a line-of-sight of the user from the gaze tracking device. Requested object information is received indicating objects along the axis of the line-of-sight at different distances from the user position, including a first object in the line-of-sight that is visible to the user at a first distance from the user position and at least one additional object. Each of the at least one additional object is at a further distance from the user position than the first distance. Descriptions of the objects are rendered to the user in a view of the gaze tracking device along the axis of the line-of-sight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Raghuveer Prasad Nagar, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Reji Jose, Kavita Prasad
  • Patent number: 11107224
    Abstract: An extended reality (XR) device and a method for controlling the same are disclosed. The XR device is applicable to 5G communication technology, robot technology, autonomous driving technology, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. The XR device includes a communication module configured to communicate with a Head-Mounted Display (HMD) that is worn by a user to provide the user with Virtual Reality (VR) content, a camera configured to receive an image of a first space including the user, and a processor configured to transmit VR content to the HMD through the communication module. The processor recognizes a position of the user and positions of a plurality of real-world objects within an image of the first space. When the user moves closer to at least one of the recognized objects by a predetermined distance or less, the processor warns the user of possibility of collision with the at least one recognized object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Changseok Cho, Woonghee Park, Hyunok Lee, Cheol Kang, Sanghoon Song, Mansoo Sin, Sangkuk Jeon
  • Patent number: 11103132
    Abstract: Head-worn computers with eye-imaging systems include a camera system positioned in a head-worn computer, wherein the camera system is further positioned to capture eye-image light that originates as reflections from a user's eye, wherein the camera system is further positioned to capture eye-image light as a reflection from a partially reflective surface that is positioned in front of an image display in the head-worn computer, wherein image light, from the image display, is transmitted through the partially reflective surface. A processor is adapted to cause the camera system to capture the eye-image light. The processor is further adapted to cause a comparison of the captured eye-image light with a pre-stored eye image of a known user of the head-worn computer. In the event the comparison confirms the identity of the known user, the user is granted permission to view content to be presented in a display of the head-worn computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: John N. Border, John Haddick, Joseph Bietry
  • Patent number: 11100887
    Abstract: A relay apparatus for coupling a head-mounted display apparatus to a first external device includes a substrate, a first cable including a plurality of first thin wires, the first cable extending in a first direction and a second cable extending in a direction opposite the first direction. In the relay apparatus, the substrate includes a first surface, a second surface on a backside of the first surface, a first coupling portion to which the plurality of first thin wires are coupled, and a second coupling portion to which the second cable is coupled, the first coupling portion includes a first connector that is located on the first surface and to which a subset of the plurality of first thin wires is coupled, and a second connector that is located on the second surface and to which another subset of the plurality of first thin wires is coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Yoshimura, Takeshi Fujishiro
  • Patent number: 11099390
    Abstract: A head-mounted display apparatus is disclosed. The head-mounted display apparatus includes an optical member having a front surface, a rear surface, and a plurality of side surfaces, a display unit adapted to emit a display image toward one of the side surfaces of the optical member, and a reflective structure disposed inside the optical member to reflect the display image emitted from the display unit and to allow the reflected display image to pass and propagate through the rear surface. The image reflected by the reflective structure and delivered to user's eyes is the same irrespective of the coverage of the user's field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: LUMENS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daewon Kim, Seongbok Yoon, Hanbeet Chang, Myungji Moon, Yongpil Kim, JaeSoon Park
  • Patent number: 11099644
    Abstract: An input system and an electronic apparatus with novel structures are provided. An electronic apparatus whose setting can be changed even when both hands are full is provided. An input system and an electronic apparatus including an imaging device having a function of taking an image of eyes and a detection device having a function of detecting a change of the shape of the eyes from data obtained by the imaging device are provided. Settings are changed in accordance with the change of the shape of the eyes. The settings are changed by a different method from a manual method and the change of the settings can be reflected in display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Miyaguchi
  • Patent number: 11100693
    Abstract: A technique is provided for controlling an object avatar. The technique includes receiving one or more utterance from one or more user. Further, one or more object avatar is determined from object avatar database based on context. Based on one or more utterances, one or more parameters is extracted to control the object avatar. Further, one or more outcome is determine based on the one or more parameters extracted. Subsequently, the object avatar is controlled when the one or more outcomes correspond to a one or more permissible outcomes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventor: Manjunath Ramachandra Iyer
  • Patent number: 11100769
    Abstract: A display apparatus for an emergency service member for displaying information content of different information types from a guidance system is proposed. The display apparatus comprises a display, carriable by the emergency service member, having a plurality of visually distinguishable segments, with each of which at least one of the information types is associated, each segment being configured to visually output a current information content of the information type associated with the segment. Further, the display apparatus comprises an actuating unit, couplable to the guidance system, for actuating the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventor: Christian Nötzel
  • Patent number: 11099380
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for imaging, recognizing, and tracking of a user's eye that is wearing a HWC. Aspects further relate to the processing of images reflected from the user's eye and controlling displayed content in accordance therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventor: John N. Border
  • Patent number: 11099395
    Abstract: A virtual image display device includes a video image element that displays an image, and a light-guiding member that guides video image light from the video image element by reflection and transmission at a plurality of light-guiding surfaces. Among the plurality of light-guiding surfaces, with respect to an incident-side light-guiding surface and an emission-side light-guiding surface that are adjacent to each other, and an opposing light-guiding surface that faces the incident-side light-guiding surface and the emission-side light-guiding surface, a thickness from the incident-side light-guiding surface to the opposing light-guiding surface is caused to be smaller than a thickness from the emission-side light-guiding surface to the opposing light-guiding surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tokito Yamaguchi, Masayuki Takagi, Toshiaki Miyao, Takashi Takeda
  • Patent number: 11095855
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed that relate to computing devices, head-mounted display devices and methods for remote collaborations. In one example a computing device receives a first spatial mapping of a first environment and a second spatial mapping of a second environment. The computing device determines that a first volumetric space in the first environment and a second volumetric space in the second environment each satisfy at least one collaboration criterion. Based on this determination, an indication of the first volumetric space is displayed by a first display device in the first environment, and an indication of the second volumetric space is displayed by a second display device in the second environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Michael Lyon, Jacob A. Bomgardner, Scott David Petill
  • Patent number: 11094106
    Abstract: A simulation system includes a processor including hardware. The processor performs: a virtual space setting process of setting a virtual space in which a plurality of objects are arranged; a virtual camera control process of controlling a virtual camera corresponding to a point-of-view of a user wearing a head mounted display; and a display process of generating an image as viewed from the virtual camera in the virtual space as a display image on the head mounted display. In the virtual space setting process, the processor arranges at least one information display object in a line-of-sight direction of the user, and in the display process, when it is determined that a given change condition is satisfied by a change in the point-of-view of the user, the processor performs a change process of a display mode of the information display object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Jun Tamaoki, Akio Onda
  • Patent number: 11093000
    Abstract: The present invention concerns virtual reality viewers for use with touchscreen enabled mobile devices. The virtual reality viewer comprises: a housing configured to receive a mobile electronic device within interior of the housing; and an input mechanism that is accessible from an exterior of the housing and that is moveable within the interior between a first position and an extended position, wherein a surface of the input mechanism is configured to contact the touch-screen of the mobile electronic device when in the position. The disclosed systems and methods facilitate receiving user inputs on the exterior of the housing and providing the user inputs to the touchscreen within the housing using the electro-mechanical input mechanism. Accordingly, the viewer can be used with a variety of smartphones without requiring switches or a wireless/cable connection between the input device and the smartphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: DDC TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick Buckley
  • Patent number: 11094133
    Abstract: A method for placing content in an augmented reality system. A notification is received regarding availability of new content to display in the augmented reality system. A confirmation is received that indicates acceptance of the new content. Three dimensional information that describes the physical environment is provided, to an external computing device, to enable the external computing device to be used for selecting an assigned location in the physical environment for the new content. Location information is received, from the external computing device, that indicates the assigned location. A display location on a display system of the augmented reality system at which to display the new content so that the new content appears to the user to be displayed as an overlay at the assigned location in the physical environment is determined, based on the location information. The new content is displayed on the display system at the display location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Silas Warren, Omar Khan, Samuel A. Miller, Tushar Arora
  • Patent number: 11086126
    Abstract: A system includes an eyewear device, and a neckband device. The neckband device includes a power source and a processor communicatively coupled to the eyewear device. The system includes a bracelet device, which includes at least one sensor configured to determine a position signal in response to movement of the user's hand, the bracelet device communicatively coupled to the processor. A display device is configured to present content to a user, and is also configured to couple to and be removable from the eyewear device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jacques Gollier, Ying Geng, Yusufu Njoni Bamaxam Sulai, Brian Wheelwright
  • Patent number: 11087635
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to develop driving simulations. An example apparatus includes a vehicle configuration engine to retrieve first tier environment parameters associated with a simulation type, and generate second tier environment parameters associated with the simulation type, a simulation modifier (SM) source engine to identify a source of SMs, and distinguish respective ones of the source of SMs that are compatible with the simulation type and the second tier environment parameters, and a development environment configuration engine to improve simulation design efficiency by associating simulation events with only the respective ones of the SMs that are compatible with the simulation type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ignacio Alvarez, Laura Rumbel, Adam Jordan, Carlos Montesinos
  • Patent number: 11086587
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sound outputting apparatus, a head-mounted display, a sound outputting method, and a program each of which enables realistic feeling of an augmented reality space or a mixed reality space to be enhanced. An AR space video image generating section (116) generates an image, of an augmented reality space or a mixed reality space to be displayed on a display section of a head-mounted display, including a part which an image of a virtual reality space occupies, and a part which an image of a real space obtained through photographing by a camera photographing a circumference of a user occupies. A synthetic sound generating section (108) synthesizes a sound of the virtual reality space, and a sound of a real space of the circumference of the user with each other to generate a synthetic sound. A synthetic sound transmitting section (110) outputs the synthetic sound sounded from a speaker arranged in the vicinity of an ear of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Yoshio Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 11079601
    Abstract: An eye projection device is provide comprising an eye projection system configured for projecting a light beam to propagate along a propagation path to an eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: EYEWAY VISION LTD.
    Inventor: Boris Greenberg
  • Patent number: 11080942
    Abstract: This assistance method is intended for assisting an operator in performing a task on a product (12). To that end, the method comprises a step of displaying, superimposed on a view of a scene including a monitored part of the product (12) on which a subtask of the task has to be performed, at least one assistance image (100, 136) intended to assist the operator in performing this subtask. Said at least one assistance image (100, 136) includes at least one highlighting image (100, 102) highlighting the monitored part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: VOLVO TRUCK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bertrand Felix, Frédéric Rabellino, Geoffrey Blanc, Umen Samreth
  • Patent number: 11071595
    Abstract: A method for a robotic surgical system includes displaying a graphical user interface on a display to a user, wherein the graphical user interface includes a plurality of reconfigurable display panels, receiving a user input at one or more user input devices, wherein the user input indicates a selection of at least one software application relating to the robotic surgical system, and rendering content from the at least one selected software application among the plurality of reconfigurable display panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Verb Surgical Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Mark Johnson, Emma Essock-Burns, Lawrence Edward Miller, Francois W. Brahic
  • Patent number: 11076112
    Abstract: In one aspect, a headset includes a housing, a processor coupled to the housing, a first display coupled to the housing and accessible to the processor, and storage coupled to the housing and accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to identify a closed captioning setting, receive closed captioning data indicating closed captioning text at the headset, and present the closed captioning text in accordance with the closed captioning setting on the first display of the headset using augmented reality processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Nathan J. Peterson, Arnold S. Weksler, Russell Speight VanBlon, John Carl Mese
  • Patent number: 11073699
    Abstract: A fixed-distance display system includes a light source configured to generate a light beam. The system also includes a light guiding optical element configured to propagate at least a portion of the light beam by total internal reflection. The system further includes a first inertial measurement unit configured to measure a first value for calculating a head pose of a user. Moreover, the system includes a camera configured to capture an image for machine vision optical flow analysis. The display system is configured to display virtual images only within a tolerance range of a single predetermined optical plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel A Miller, William Hudson Welch
  • Patent number: 11073829
    Abstract: A system for detecting transparent elements in a vehicle environment are described. In some examples, this may include accessing an image of a scene captured by an image capture device attached to a vehicle. A reflected image present in the image may be detected. The reflected image may include a portion of the vehicle. It may be determined that the scene includes a transparent element based at least in part on detecting the reflected image present in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chengwu Cui, Sarah Graber, Joshua John Watson, Scott Michael Wilcox
  • Patent number: 11074754
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device of the present disclosure includes a main body wearable on the head of a user, a display coupled to the main body to be detachable to the main body, and a controller configured to generate images to implement the images on the display while the display is mounted on the main body. An electronic device according to the present invention may be associated with an artificial intelligence module, robot, augmented reality (AR) device, virtual reality (VR) device, and device related to 5G services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hak Lim Lee, Sam Youp Kim, Ji Yong Shin, Jong Beom Han
  • Patent number: 11073698
    Abstract: An image display device includes an image formation device and an optical system that brings an image from the image formation device to an eyeball of an observer. 0 (degrees)??2<?1 is satisfied where an image-formation-device first strike point (CP1) is a point where an extended line of an optical axis of the optical system intersects with an image exit surface of the image formation device, an image-formation-device second strike point (CP2) is a point where an extended line of a pupil center line of the eyeball of the observer intersects with the image exit surface of the image formation device, ?1 represents an angle between the extended line of the optical axis of the optical system and a first normal line (NL1), and ?2 represents an angle between the extended line of the pupil center line and a second normal line (NL2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiichi Tanaka, Hirokazu Tatsuta, Yuichi Hasegawa, Kenta Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 11076214
    Abstract: A wearable audio device with a magnetic field sensor that is constructed and arranged to sense the Earth's magnetic field. A magnet in the earphone, for example the magnet of the electro-acoustic transducer, produces a first magnetic field having a first magnetic field strength. A docking or parking magnet in the earphone produces a second magnetic field that is configured to reduce an influence of the first magnetic field on the magnetic field sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen J. Maguire
  • Patent number: 11076265
    Abstract: A load control system may include control-target devices for controlling an amount of power provided to an electrical load. The control-target devices may be capable of controlling the amount of power provided to the electrical load based on control instructions. The control-target devices and/or the control-instructions may be determined based on a gesture performed by a user. The user may wear a wearable control device capable of measuring movements performed by the user and transmit digital messages that may be used to control an electrical load. The wearable control device may identify gestures performed by the user for controlling a control-target device and/or provide control instructions to the control-target device based on the identified gestures. A gesture may be associated with a scene that includes a configuration of one or more control devices in a load control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventors: Rhodes B. Baker, Erica L. Clymer, Galen Edgar Knode, Sanjeev Kumar, John Nill, Daniel L. Twaddell, Michael J. Zizza
  • Patent number: 11075994
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods detect and respond to environmental anomalies in a shipping container on a transit vehicle having an external transceiver. Systems generally have wireless ID nodes at different locations within the container and a command node mounted to the container. The command node is programmatically adapted to selectively assign a subset of the ID nodes as dedicated monitor beacons deployed within the container, identify an unresponsive group from the assigned subset of the ID nodes monitored to be in an unanticipated state of ceased broadcasting based upon the monitoring step. The command node detects the environmental anomaly when a size of the unresponsive group in the assigned subset of ID nodes exceeds a threshold setting maintained by the command node, automatically generates an alert notification related to the detected environmental anomaly, and initiates a mediation response for the anomaly by transmitting the alert notification to the vehicle's transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Ole-Petter Skaaksrud
  • Patent number: 11073906
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods of eye tracking for use in various applications, such as virtual reality or augmented reality applications that include head-mounted display devices. An eye tracking subsystem may be provided that includes a plurality of assemblies that each include a light source, such as an LED, a light detector, such as a silicon photodiode, and a polarizer that is configured to prevent light reflected via specular reflection from reaching the light detectors so that only scattered light is detected by the light detectors. Machine learning or other techniques may be used to track or otherwise determine a user's gaze direction, which may be used by one or more components of an HMD device to improve its functionality in various ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Valve Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua Hudman, Alan Yates, Gordon Wayne Stoll, Evan Fletcher
  • Patent number: 11068227
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, and a program that can more exactly indicate a position outside a display region. An outside-display-region-position designation unit designates a position outside a display region of an image display unit, and a drawing/sound control unit controls output of a sound of an AR object from a sound output unit while moving the AR objet toward the designated position. The present technology can be applied to a wearable computer, for example, a glasses-type device having a pair of image display units for a left eye and a right eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Nakagawa, Hirotaka Ishikawa, Yasuki Kanema
  • Patent number: 11067800
    Abstract: Provided is an image display device including an optical scanner configured to scan light emitted from a light source, a parallel light generator configured to generate the scanned light as parallel light, a prism configured to refract the parallel light, and a light direction changer including a plurality of points whereon the parallel light refracted by the prism is incident and configured to reflect or diffract the parallel light and change a traveling direction of the parallel light, wherein the prism is provided on a path of each light traveling from the optical scanner to the light direction changer to adjust an optical path difference of parallel light incident on each of the plurality of points of the light direction changer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsutoshi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11067811
    Abstract: A waveguide display includes a substrate transparent to visible light, a coupler configured to couple display light into the substrate such that the display light propagates within the substrate through total internal reflection, a first multiplexed volume Bragg grating (VBG) on the substrate, and a second multiplexed VBG on the substrate. The second multiplexed VBG overlaps with the first multiplexed VBG in at least a see-through region of the waveguide display. The first multiplexed VBG is configured to diffract the display light to two or more regions of the second multiplexed VBG, and the second multiplexed VBG is configured to diffract the display light to two or more regions of an eyebox of the waveguide display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Wanli Chi, Hee Yoon Lee, Pasi Saarikko
  • Patent number: 11062572
    Abstract: A head-mounted wearable device (HMWD) incorporates a visual indicator device (VID) that provides a visual cue to a wearer about activity of the HMWD. The VID may be positioned in a frame of the HMWD to be within an upper portion of a wearer's field of view during wear. The VID may provide a diffuse illumination that is visible to the wearer but does not obtrusively illuminate the face of the wearer, resulting in the visual indicator being unobtrusive to bystanders. Activation, intensity, color, blink rate, or other characteristics of the visual indicator may be used to provide the wearer with information. For example, the VID may illuminate with a solid color while a microphone on the HMWD is active, or blink while the microphone is muted. Input from an ambient light sensor may be used to adjust the operation of the VID during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Han Zhang, Oliver Huy Doan, Nikhil Gautam, Yana Potashnik, Alfred Ying-Fai Lui, Jeffrey John Easter
  • Patent number: 11059549
    Abstract: A marine vessel includes a hull including a cabin, an imager that images a field-of-view shielded region, which is a region in which a marine vessel operator's field of view is obstructed when the marine vessel operator located on an operation seat provided inside the cabin looks around an outside of the marine vessel in a horizontal direction, and a display provided at a position visible from the operation seat and that displays a field-of-view complement image, which is an image of the field-of-view shielded region captured by the imager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kohei Terada, Hirofumi Amma, Yoshimasa Kinoshita, Shimpei Fukumoto, Mitsuaki Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 11061081
    Abstract: A wearable audio device with a magnetic field sensor that is constructed and arranged to sense the Earth's magnetic field. A magnet in the earphone, for example the magnet of the electro-acoustic transducer, produces a first magnetic field having a first magnetic field strength. A nulling magnet produces a nulling magnetic field along at least a first nulling magnet axis. The nulling magnet is configured to reduce an influence of the first magnetic field on the magnetic field sensor. The first nulling magnet axis, the first magnet axis, and the first sense axis are aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen J. Maguire
  • Patent number: 11064189
    Abstract: A naked-eye three-dimensional display method constructed on two half-screens, a naked-eye three-dimensional display device, and a terminal equipment are provided in embodiments of the disclosure, the two half-screens being configured to display respectively images corresponding to a left eye and a right eye of an observer respectively, the method comprising: detecting in a real-time manner distances between both ends of each row of pixels on each of the half-screens and a corresponding eye of the observer through which said each of the half-screens is viewed; calculating light-exiting angles formed from displayed pixels on said each of the half-screens to the corresponding eye through which said each of the half-screens is viewed, as a function of a length of each of the half-screens and the distances between both ends of each row of pixels on each of the half-screens and the corresponding eye through which said each of the half-screens is viewed; and controlling light rays outputted from the displayed pixels
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pengcheng Lu, Xiaochuan Chen, Shengji Yang, Lei Wang, Dongni Liu, Han Yue, Li Xiao, Jie Fu, Jian Gao, Changfeng Li