Operator Body-mounted Heads-up Display (e.g., Helmet Mounted Display) Patents (Class 345/8)
  • Patent number: 10317678
    Abstract: A method and system for operating a catadioptric glasses system is presented. The method includes the steps of generating an image via a light engine included in a glasses system and projecting the image onto a display that includes a diffusion layer positioned between a curved mirror and a user's retina. Light emitted from a surface of the diffusion layer is reflected off the curved mirror to the user's retina through the diffusion layer, and the diffusion layer is located between a focal point of the curved mirror and a surface of the curved mirror. The diffusion layer may be mechanically moved relative to the user's eye to enable light to pass through transparent regions in the diffusion layer in a time multiplexed fashion. The glasses system may also include a mirror stack to enable different virtual images to be formed at different depths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Kaan Aksit, David Patrick Luebke
  • Patent number: 10317682
    Abstract: Friction joints for use with head mounted displays are disclosed herein. In various embodiments, a head mounted display includes a front display module and a strap assembly. The strap assembly includes first and second connectors coupling the strap assembly to the front display module. The connectors allow the strap assembly to be moved toward and away from the front display module. The connectors are coupled to the front display module with first and second friction joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jared I. Drinkwater, Robin Michael Miller, Lesley Ribble Magrath, Boyd Drew Allin
  • Patent number: 10317942
    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: August 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HODEI TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Guy A Mascaro, Mark Gamache, Matthew Kevin Walsh
  • Patent number: 10311639
    Abstract: The invention relates to a display method for displaying an image on a screen (24) of a headset (16) of a system (12) for aiding navigation, the system (12) for aiding navigation comprising the headset (16), and a calculator (18). The method comprises the successive steps: of measuring the orientation of the headset (16) of the operator furnished with the headset (16); of processing a first image having a first number of pixels so as to obtain a first processed image; of extracting a part of the first processed image as a function of the measured orientation of the headset (16) so as to obtain a second image, the second image having a second number of pixels strictly lower than the first number of pixels; and of dispatching by the calculator (18) to the headset (16) of the second image for display on the screen (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Alain Le Meur, Etienne Payot
  • Patent number: 10313666
    Abstract: This display device is provided with a display unit and a control unit. The display unit projects and reflects, onto a light-transmitting display medium, light expressing an image, to allow the image to be viewed, as a virtual image, by a user. The control unit performs first stereoscopic display processing for causing light respectively expressing a left-eye image and a right-eye image of an object to be displayed, to be projected in the display unit. As a result of this processing, the object to be displayed can be stereoscopically viewed in a three-dimensional image space by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Kasazumi, Toshiya Mori
  • Patent number: 10310265
    Abstract: A head mounted display for displaying computer-generated information in conjunction with a physical display of a computer system is provided. The head mounted display includes a generation logic, a see through display, and a presentation unit. The generation logic is used to generate at least one virtual display. The presentation unit is used to present the at least one virtual display on the see-through display. The see-through display is configured to enable a user of the head mounted display to view the at least one virtual display and the physical display in a real-world scene. The at least one virtual display is presented on the see-through display as an additional object in the real-world scene, and the at least one virtual display is used in conjunction with the physical display to present the computer-generated information in an extended desktop from a visual perspective of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yair Giwnewer, Tomer Rider, Aviv Ron, Yevgeniy Kiveisha, Minghao Jiang
  • Patent number: 10302943
    Abstract: A head-up display projects an image onto an eye-box of an observer. The head-up display includes a plurality of light source elements, liquid crystal panel, first lens, viewpoint detector, and controller. The plurality of light source elements are arranged into an array shape to output light beams. Liquid crystal panel displays the image, and first lens deflects the light beams emitted from the plurality of light source elements such that an identical region in an incident plane of liquid crystal panel is illuminated with the light beams. Viewpoint detector detects a viewpoint position of the observer. Controller controls light intensity of the light source elements according to the viewpoint position detected by viewpoint detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yosuke Asai
  • Patent number: 10303249
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus equipped with an eye sensor holding structure that is capable of preventing erroneous detection of an eye sensor without increasing the number of members and of improving an appearance without increasing stray light. An eye sensor that detects an eye-contact state is implemented on a circuit board. A protection window is provided so as to cover a front of the eye sensor and is held in a state where the circuit board is positioned thereto. The protection window is fitted and positioned to an exterior member that has an opening through which the protection window is exposed to external appearance. An elastic member generates energization force for pushing the eye sensor so as to be contact with the protection window and for pushing the protection window so as to be contact with the exterior member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keisuke Adachi
  • Patent number: 10306038
    Abstract: Head-mounted display systems and methods of operation that allow users to couple and decouple a portable electronic device such as a handheld portable electronic device with a separate head-mounted device (e.g., temporarily integrates the separate devices into a single unit) are disclosed. The portable electronic may be physically coupled to the head-mounted device such that the portable electronic device can be worn on the user's head. The portable electronic device may be operatively coupled to the head-mounted device such that the portable electronic device and head mounted device can communicate and operate with one another. Each device may be allowed to extend its features and/or services to the other device for the purpose of enhancing, increasing and/or eliminating redundant functions between the head-mounted device and the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Quin C. Hoellwarth, Christopher D. Prest
  • Patent number: 10304446
    Abstract: Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for calibrating an augmented reality headset. Embodiments output for display an interface depicting a plurality of virtual reference lines. The augmented reality headset includes a plurality of physical reference lines. Each of the plurality of virtual reference lines corresponds to a respective one of the plurality of physical reference lines. A user indication specifying an adjustment for a first one of the plurality of virtual reference lines is received, and the interface is updated to adjust a position of the first virtual reference line. Upon receiving a user confirmation, a calibration profile is generated for the augmented reality headset based on the adjusted position of the first virtual reference line. Embodiments render one or more frames, in which a depiction of at least one virtual object is dynamically generated based at least in part on the calibration profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Goslin, Eric C. Haseltine
  • Patent number: 10302949
    Abstract: A virtual image display apparatus includes a diffraction optical member including a diffraction section that directs the orientation of image light based on diffraction toward the position of a viewer's eye and a light transmissive substrate that is disposed in the diffraction section and on the side facing the eye and supports the diffraction section, and an image forming section that outputs the image light toward the diffraction optical member, and the light transmissive substrate is a color separation correcting section that corrects color separation produced by the diffraction section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Takeda, Mitsutaka Ide
  • Patent number: 10296093
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein generally relate to a portable electronic device. The portable electronic device can include a processor and a sensor coupled with the processor, the sensor capable of detecting a stimulus, and responding to the stimulus by providing a detection signal to the processor. The portable electronic device can further include an interface unit capable of interacting with a user. The portable electronic device can further include a feedback unit in communication with the interface unit and the processor, the feedback unit providing a feedback response that is perceptible to the user during the interaction, where when the sensor detects the stimulus, the detection signal provided to the processor by the sensor causes the processor to respond by instructing the feedback unit to alter the feedback response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Christensen, Daniel A. Greenberg, Thomas R. Matzinger
  • Patent number: 10289157
    Abstract: A head-mounted display device includes a wearable device, a display mainframe and a pivoting mechanism. The display mainframe includes a cover body and a display-receiving portion connected to one side of the cover body. The cover body is provided with a light transmissive area and an accommodation area in which the light transmissive area is arranged between the accommodation area and the display-receiving portion. The pivoting mechanism is pivotally connected to the wearable device and the display mainframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Quanta Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Chun-Lung Chen, Chun-Yun Tseng, Yuan-Peng Yu, Hung-Hsun Tai, Po-Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 10288446
    Abstract: A method includes receiving movement data (pitch movement data, yaw movement data, and roll movement data) from a first device corresponding to movement of an input device. The method also includes receiving acceleration data from a second device corresponding to an acceleration of the input device and detecting a motion of the input device from a reference position based on the movement data and the acceleration data. The motion is defined by a pitch movement from the reference position that exceeds a first predetermined movement threshold value, a yaw movement from the reference position that is below a second predetermined movement threshold value, and a roll movement from the reference position that is below a third predetermined movement threshold value. The pitch movement has an acceleration greater than a predetermined acceleration threshold value. The method further includes triggering a function on the input device in response to detecting the motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Olivier Theytaz, Daniel Bonanno, Jean-Michel Chardon
  • Patent number: 10286299
    Abstract: A method includes the following: presenting gameplay of a video game through a head-mounted display (HMD), the HMD being disposed in a local environment; detecting a person speaking in the local environment, wherein detecting the person speaking includes capturing audio from the local environment by the HMD, and analyzing the captured audio to identify the person speaking in the local environment; responsive to detecting the person speaking in the local environment, presenting a notification through the HMD, the notification providing an option to pause the gameplay of the video game; responsive to receiving a command indicating selection of the option, pausing the gameplay of the video game and presenting through the HMD a view through an externally facing camera of the HMD that enables viewing of the person speaking in the local environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Osman, Xiadong Mao
  • Patent number: 10281977
    Abstract: Virtual reality (VR) systems with human interface device (HID) emulation and related methods are provided. A representative VR system includes: a VR head mounted display having a head piece and a display, the head piece being configured to be worn by a user to position the display, the display being configured to display the 3D content to the user, the head mounted display being configured to provide movement information corresponding to movement of the head mounted display; and emulation circuitry configured to: receive the movement information; convert the movement information into emulated HID movement information compatible with the 3D content; and use the emulated HID movement information to facilitate interaction of the user within a VR environment, associated with the 3D content, displayed on the display of the head mounted display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ACER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Chao-Kuang Yang, Tzu-Lung Chuang
  • Patent number: 10285299
    Abstract: According to one exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, there may be provided a head mount device including a housing including a device mounting portion to mount an external electronic device on an upper side of the head mount device, a holder assembly rotatably installed at a periphery of the device mounting portion and comprising a protruding terminal, and at least two gendered connector assemblies each removably attachable to the holder assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-Hoon Lee, Sangmin Kim, Daeyoung Noh, Minchang Shim, Soonwong Yang
  • Patent number: 10278644
    Abstract: Body-mountable devices comprising a dyed polymer layer that covers a portion of an electronic structure embedded in a transparent polymer are described. An example method for fabricating a body-mountable device includes providing a dyed polymer material on an electronic structure. The electronic structure comprises at least one antenna, a sensor, and an electronic device. The example method also includes molding the dyed polymer material to provide a dyed polymer layer that covers a portion of the electronic structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventor: James Etzkorn
  • Patent number: 10275642
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a mechanism for a computer user to seamlessly and readily access information that may be supplied by a number of different sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Danny J. Minnick, Christopher Boyd Tirpak
  • Patent number: 10276091
    Abstract: A head mounted display system includes an infrared sensor generating an infrared image, an image processor measuring a position of a user pupil based on the infrared image and generating image source based on the position of the user pupil, and an organic light emitting display device displaying an image corresponding to the image source. The organic light emitting display device includes a display panel and a panel driver. The display panel includes a plurality of infrared pixels disposed in an infrared emission region, the infrared pixels emitting infrared light, and a plurality of display pixels disposed in a display region, the display pixels emitting visible light. The panel driver provides driving signals to the infrared pixels and the display pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Wook Yoo, Jae-Keun Lim, Jin-Woo Noh, Ji-Eun Park, Sung-Jin Choi, Hassan Kamal
  • Patent number: 10274735
    Abstract: A system includes one or more hardware processors, a head mounted display (HMD), a digital camera device, and a path extraction engine. The path extraction engine is configured to receive two-dimensional (2D) video from the digital camera device, the 2D video presenting a 2D view of a three-dimensional (3D) object, the digital camera device moving along a camera path as the digital camera device captures the 2D video, identify a plurality of 2D features associated with the 3D object within the 2D video, track the plurality of 2D features across multiple frames of the 2D video, estimate motion in pixels associated with each 2D feature of the plurality of 2D features, using the estimated motion in the pixels, identify 2D motion caused by the digital camera device moving along the camera path, and compute a first camera position of the digital camera device based on the identified 2D motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Unity IPR ApS
    Inventor: Christophe Souchard
  • Patent number: 10268268
    Abstract: An eye tracker for determining a position of an eye, which may be integrated into a head-mounted display. The eye tracker includes a waveguide, switchable Bragg gratings (SBGs) that selectively out couple light from the waveguide, light sources coupled to the waveguide, a detector coupled to a return path of the waveguide, and a controller. The controller instructs at least one light source to emit at least one light beam propagating through the waveguide, and activates at least one SBG to out-couple the at least one light beam from the waveguide toward the eye. The waveguide in-couples at least one reflected light signal reflected from the eye that originates from the at least one light beam out-coupled from the waveguide. The detector detects the at least one reflected light signal. The controller determines a position of the eye using the detected at least one reflected light signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas Daniel Trail
  • Patent number: 10268041
    Abstract: A wearable display apparatus for displaying an image has a source of modulated laser light and a scanning apparatus energizable to scan the modulated laser light from the source in a raster pattern and into the eye for forming an image. The scanning apparatus directs light into the eye of the viewer from a distance to the eye that is within the object focal length of the eye, positioned below the horizontal line of sight of the viewer, and disposed within a lower portion of the vertical peripheral field of view and substantially outside of the normal vertical field of view of the viewer. An optical fiber is disposed to direct the modulated laser light from the source to the scanning apparatus. A retaining band grips against the sides of the viewer's head and that seats the scanning apparatus against the viewer's face along or below the cheekbone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Amalgamated Vision LLC
    Inventor: Adam J. Davis
  • Patent number: 10271042
    Abstract: Described herein is a method of calibrating a display in a head-mounted display system. The system includes a frame for maintaining the display in front of the user's eyes, and one or more lenses disposed between the display and the user's eyes. The method is configured to be performed by a computer processor associated with the head mounted display system and includes the steps of: a) generating a first image on the display based on predetermined parameters, the image including a two dimensional calibration structure identifiable by the user; b) receiving user input to generate a corrected image on the display; c) deriving calibration data based on the received user input and the predetermined parameters; and d) applying the calibration data to subsequent images generated on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Seeing Machines Limited
    Inventor: Sebastian Rougeaux
  • Patent number: 10262197
    Abstract: In the field of man-machine interaction technologies, a gesture-based object measurement method and apparatus, which are used to improve measurement efficiency. According to this method, after image information is collected, contour information of a to-be-measured object is automatically extracted and partitioned off, and a measurement parameter value such as a length, an area, or a volume is calculated on this basis. In this way, not only real-time online measurement is implemented, a measurement process is simpler, and more convenient, visual, and effective, and augmented reality (AR) measurement efficiency can be improved, but also the measurement process is more harmonious and natural, and closer to a human intention, and a measurement result is more accurate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yimin Lin, Shiguo Lian
  • Patent number: 10261676
    Abstract: A vehicular apparatus includes: a control portion that executes an internal application pre-installed to the vehicular apparatus and an external application obtained from an external device located outside the vehicular apparatus; a load acquisition portion that acquires a load of the control portion when the external application is executed; and a display portion that displays the load acquired by the load acquisition portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshifumi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10254842
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an information acquiring unit provided in the information processing apparatus to be worn on a head of a user, the information acquiring unit being configured to acquire facial expression information of the user, and a control unit configured to perform certain control depending on whether or not the facial expression information of the user acquired by the information acquiring unit agrees with facial expression information of a partner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ayumi Kato, Jun Kimura, Tsubasa Tsukahara
  • Patent number: 10255726
    Abstract: Augmented reality systems and methods are disclosed which provide for representing imperceptible aspects of telecommunications networks as visual, auditory, tactile, or audiovisual stimuli. In some embodiments, the representation is a type of augmented reality from the perspective of a user on the ground, such as a technician deployed in the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: EDX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Roger Ray Skidmore
  • Patent number: 10248192
    Abstract: A gaze target is recognized via an eye tracking camera. An application launcher is displayed, via a display, at the gaze target based on a user trigger. The application launcher presents a plurality of applications selectable for launching. A user selection of one of the plurality of applications is recognized. The application launcher is replaced with the selected one of the plurality of applications at the gaze target via the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Taylor Lehman, Kim Pascal Pimmel, Xerxes Beharry, Ranjib Badh, Jiashi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10247609
    Abstract: A spectrometry device includes a spectroscope, an extraneous light sensor, and a light intensity controller. The spectroscope includes a light source that emits illumination light to a medium and a wavelength-selective interference filter that performs spectroscopy on light incident from the medium. The extraneous light sensor detects the intensity of extraneous light which is incident on the medium. The light intensity controller controls the intensity of the illumination light emitted from the light source such that the light intensity ratio of the illumination light and the extraneous light is equal to a first value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi Kanai, Naoki Kuwata
  • Patent number: 10247962
    Abstract: A progressive ophthalmic spectacle lens (10) capable of correcting a wearer's ophthalmic vision and having a back surface (BS) and a front surface (FS), said lens comprising a light guide optical element arranged to output a supplementary image (SI) to the wearer through an exit surface (ES) of said light guide optical element, where the exit surface (ES), the back surface (BS) and an optical material located between said exit surface (ES) and said back surface (BS) form an optical device (OD) and wherein said optical device (OD) comprises an area of stabilized optical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Benjamin Rousseau, S├ębastien Fricker
  • Patent number: 10251292
    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 M 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: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Takamasa Araki, Fumihiko Sato, Takayuki Tateno
  • Patent number: 10250615
    Abstract: Disclosed are various examples of providing analog security for digital data. Content is split into a plurality of framelets. A first framelet is sent to a first client device. A second framelet is sent to a second client device. When the first and second client devices are oriented such that the first and second framelets are aligned in a particular manner, the content is made viewable to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: AIRWATCH LLC
    Inventor: Ketan Bhardwaj
  • Patent number: 10241160
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) apparatus includes a gantry including a bore, and an image output screen configured to rotate around the bore and output visual information to an object placed in the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dae Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10241329
    Abstract: A method of operation in a near-eye display system includes determining, using an eye tracking component of the near-eye display system, a pose of a user's eye. A shift vector is determined for a magnifier lens of the near-eye display system based on the pose of the user's eye, and the shift vector is communicated to an actuator of the near-eye display system to instruct translation of the magnifier lens relative to the user's eye. After translation of the magnifier lens, an array of elemental images is rendered at a position within a near-eye lightfield frame and communicated for display at a display panel of the near-eye display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: John D. Perreault, Patrick Llull
  • Patent number: 10242427
    Abstract: Geometries of the structures and objects deviate from their idealized models, while not always visible to the naked eye. Embodiments of the present invention reveal and visualize such subtle geometric deviations, which can contain useful, surprising information. In an embodiment of the present invention, a method can include fitting a model of a geometry to an input image, matting a region of the input image according to the model based on a sampling function, generating a deviation function based on the matted region, extrapolating the deviation function to an image wide warping field, and generating an output image by warping the input image according to the warping. In an embodiment of the present invention, Deviation Magnification inputs takes a still image or frame, fits parametric models to objects of interest, and generates an output image exaggerating departures from ideal geometries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Neal Wadhwa, Tali Dekel, Donglai Wei, Frederic Pierre Durand, William T. Freeman
  • Patent number: 10231897
    Abstract: A method for retarding or reversing progression of myopia of a viewer contains the steps of using an immersive or non-immersive device to create a plurality of image planes in the eye of the viewer. While an image plane is located on the retina, at least one image plane is not on the retina, thereby generating myopic defocus. Immersive and non-immersive devices and systems for such a method are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yan Yin Tse, Siu Yin Lam, Chi Ho To
  • Patent number: 10234952
    Abstract: The invention relates to wearable devices for sensing gestures. A watch, which is a wearable device, includes an ultrasonic system that has an ultrasonic transducer and one or more sensors and measures the location of a finger on the back of the user's hand. Using the ultrasonic system, it is possible to use the back of the hand as an extension to the screen display of the watch. The watch can be used as a motion detector and interface with various types of mobile devices, such as computerized eyeglass. The watch can also function as a generic input mechanism for various types of devices, such as tablet, TV, or laptop computer, where these devices are coupled to the watch via a suitable communication system, such as Bluetooth® interconnection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Pirooz Parvarandeh, Anthony Stephen Doy
  • Patent number: 10234603
    Abstract: A head mounted display device includes at least one display panel, two first lenses, two second lenses, and microstructures. The display panel is adapted to provide an image beam. The first lenses are disposed between the display panel and a focus area. Each first lens includes a first surface and a second surface. The second lenses are disposed between the first lenses and the focus area. The microstructures are disposed on at least one of the first surfaces and the second surfaces. Each first lens has an axis. The microstructures include a first microstructure group disposed close to the axis and a second microstructure group disposed away from the axis. A first angle is formed between any two adjacent microstructures in the first microstructure group, and a second angle is formed between any two adjacent microstructures in the second microstructure group. The first angle is greater than the second angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Hsien Tsai, Chi-Tang Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10230933
    Abstract: An apparatus for creating a three-dimensional (3D) image may create stereoscopic images based on an input image, and may create a 3D image by performing 3D rendering based on detected eye position information of a user and the stereoscopic images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seok Lee, Dong Il Han
  • Patent number: 10230938
    Abstract: A reproduction signal output from a reproduction device is output via a relay device to two or more display devices including an excellent display device that is used by being mounted on the head of a user. A connection monitoring circuit in a front end box 40 monitors both a +5V signal of a source appliance that is HDMI-connected to an HDMI input unit 501, and an HPD signal of a sink appliance that is HDMI-connected to a second output unit 503. Then, only when an HPD signal emitted by the HDMI sink appliance is detected together with a +5V signal emitted by the HDIM source appliance does the connection monitoring circuit in the front end box 40 enables a repeater function with respect to the HDMI sink appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Jumpei Kura
  • Patent number: 10228848
    Abstract: Projected input and output devices adapt to a desktop environment by sensing objects at the desktop environment and altering projected light in response to the sensed objects. For instance, projection of input and output devices is altered to limit illumination against and end user's hands or other objects disposed at a projection surface. End user hand positions and motions are detected to provide gesture support for adapting a projection work space, and configurations of projected devices are stored so that an end user can rapidly recreate a projected desktop. A projector scan adjusts to limit traces across inactive portions of the display surface and to increase traces at predetermined areas, such as video windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Zagorin Cave LLP
    Inventors: Erin K. Walline, Karthikeyan Krishnakumar, Mark R. Ligameri, Rocco Ancona, Michiel Sebastiaan Emanuel Petrus Knoppert
  • Patent number: 10230719
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method for securely displaying media using a pair of goggles are generally described herein. A method may include playing secure media using a lens of the pair of goggles, monitoring a plurality of gaskets mounted on the pair of goggles to determine whether a breach has occurred, and detecting, using a camera mounted on the pair of goggles, whether inorganic matter is present within a field of view. The method may include issuing an alert in response to detecting the breach or detecting inorganic matter, and ceasing playback of the secure media in response to the alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Lawson Vaughn, Don C Atwood
  • Patent number: 10223836
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for augmenting an appearance of a hilt to simulate a bladed weapon. A hilt may be augmented with a blade of a bladed weapon by detecting a landmark associated with the hilt, determining a position and/or an orientation of the hilt, determining an overlay image comprising the blade of the bladed weapon, wherein the blade is placed within the overlay image according to the determined position and/or the determined orientation of the hilt, and displaying the overlay image so that the blade of the bladed weapon appears to be attached to the hilt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Goslin, Matthew Ryan, Joseph Logan Olson
  • Patent number: 10225641
    Abstract: A wearable electronic device includes: a headphone including two sound generators and an elastic band connecting the two sound generators; a display part including two end portions and a middle portion located between the two end portions; and two movable members, wherein each sound generator is movably connected to the corresponding end portion of the display part via the corresponding movable member. Since the sound generator is movably connected to the end portion of the display part via the movable member, the end portion of the display part is not bent and deformed when the headphone is opened outward, such that the restoring force caused by deformation is not increased or even generated, thereby facilitating use of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Songling Yang, Chao Jiang, Songya Chen, Zihong Liu
  • Patent number: 10222617
    Abstract: A data input management system is disclosed, for allowing a user to select one or more data sources, to be placed either simultaneously or one at a time into electrical communication with a single user interface. The user interface may comprise a wearable support, such as an eyeglass frame, adapted to carry one or more of speakers, microphone and video display, depending upon the desired functionality. Source electronics may be carried by the support or carried remotely, and in wireless communication with the support using Bluetooth protocols or other data transmission technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: OAKLEY, INC.
    Inventor: James H. Jannard
  • Patent number: 10223833
    Abstract: A method of augmenting sight in an individual. The method comprises obtaining an image of a scene using a camera carried by the individual; transmitting the obtained image to a processor carried by the individual; selecting an image modification to be applied to the image by the processor; operating upon the image to create a modified image using either analog or digital imaging techniques, and displaying the modified image on a display device worn by the individual. The invention also relates to an apparatus augmenting sight in an individual. The apparatus comprises a camera, carried by the individual, for obtaining an image of a scene viewed by the individual; a display carried by the individual; an image modification input device carried by the individual; and a processor, carried by the individual. The processor modifies the image and displays the modified image on the display carried by the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: eSight Corp.
    Inventors: Conrad W. Lewis, Daniel Mathers, Robert Hilkes, Rejean J. Y. B. Munger, Roger Colbeck
  • Patent number: 10222158
    Abstract: Apparatus for locking and unlocking a gun to control its use includes a gun lock device that selects between two operative states: a locked state which prevents the gun from firing and an unlocked state which enables gun firing. An electronic imaging device which is mounted on the gun produces digital images of the area at which the gun is aimed. Electronic shooting protection apparatus, which is coupled to the gun lock device and to the electronic imaging device, produces a gun control signal that selects locked state when the gun is aimed a protected person or object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Karl F. Milde, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10222621
    Abstract: A head-mounted display (HMD) apparatus includes an HMD device and a liquid crystal (LC) lens device. The HMD device has a light entering surface for entrance of ambient light, and a light exit surface. The HMD device permits passage of the ambient light therethrough to form a real world image for an observer who wears the HMD apparatus, and generates and projects display light toward the light exit surface to form a computer-generated image for the observer. The LC lens device has an adjustable focal length and is disposed to change convergence of the ambient light and the display light from the HMD device, so as to correct vision of the observer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: National Chiao Tung University
    Inventors: Yu-Jen Wang, Po-Ju Chen, Hung-Shan Chen, Yi-Hsin Lin
  • Patent number: 10217288
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method and mobile device for displaying points of interest in a view of a real environment displayed on a screen of the mobile device with a functionality for interaction with a user, which comprises the steps of: capturing an image of the real environment or a part of the real environment using a camera, determining at least one point of interest related to the real environment, determining an image position of the at least one point of interest in the image, displaying at least part of the image on at least part of the screen, overlaying a computer-generated indicator with the at least part of the image on the screen at a screen position according to the image position of the at least one point of interest, displaying a computer-generated virtual object related to the at least one point of interest on the screen at a screen position determined according to the screen position of the computer-generated indicator and which is adjacent to a bottom edge of the screen, displaying a visually
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Anton Fedosov, Stefan Misslinger, Peter Meier