Plural Image Superposition Patents (Class 345/9)
  • Patent number: 11288496
    Abstract: The present description relates to light patterns used in a live action scene of a visual production to encode information associated with objects in the scene, such as movement and position of the objects. A data capture system includes active markers that emit light of a particular wavelength in predefined strobing patterns. In some implementations, the active markers are instructed to emit an assigned signature pattern of light through a signal controller sending signals to a control unit. Various components are synchronized such that pulsing of light corresponds to time slices and particular frames captured by the performance capture system. The data representing the pattern is embedded in illuminated and blank frames. Frames showing the light pattern are analyzed to extract information about the active markers, such as identification of the active markers and objects to which they are attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: WETA DIGITAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Dejan Momcilovic, Jake Botting
  • Patent number: 11281007
    Abstract: A display device according to the present invention includes, along an optical path of image light emitted from an image light generating device, a first optical unit having positive power, a second optical unit having positive power and including a first diffraction element of a reflective type, a third optical unit having positive power, and a fourth optical unit having positive power and including a second diffraction element of a reflective type. The second optical unit includes a first light-transmitting member having optical power and provided at a first surface of the first diffraction element, and a light shielding member provided at a second surface of the first diffraction element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsutaka Ide, Toshiyuki Noguchi
  • Patent number: 11126005
    Abstract: First and second head up displays are installed so an angle ? at which a first and second center line intersect is ?=?+? and a distance PD between a first and second virtual emission point, is PD=L(M?L(W?D)/(H?W))/W. The ? is ?=arctan(W/2L), the ? is an angle of view of first or second virtual emission point, the W is a length of an eye box in a width direction of a vehicle, the L is a distance from an eye point to a virtual image plane, the M is a distance from the eye point to a point where a virtual image cannot be seen, the D is an interval between both eyes, and the H is a length of the virtual image plane on which the virtual image is displayed, in the width direction of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshimitsu Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11128984
    Abstract: A method may include causing first content to be displayed on a display device; causing second content to be rendered irrespective of a location of a mobile device relative to the display device; and causing the second content to be displayed on the mobile device such that the second content is layered over the first content. When the second content has moved a predetermined distance from the screen, The method may also include causing the second content to be rendered based on the location of the mobile device relative to the display device; and causing the second content to be displayed on the mobile device such that the second content is layered over the first content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: LUCASFILM ENIERTAINMENT COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: John Gaeta, Michael Koperwas, Nicholas Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 11126840
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for: disposing a display unit in front of eyes of a user; disposing an optical system between the display unit and the eyes of the user; and disposing an imaging unit between the display unit and the optical system, the imaging unit imaging the display unit in which an image of the eyes of the user is reflected; and irradiating light onto the eyes of the user, where the imaging includes imaging the eyes of the user reflected in the display unit by reflecting the light irradiated by the light-irradiation unit by the eyes of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Manabu Ishioka, Shotaro Tada, Toshihiro Kusunoki
  • Patent number: 11112949
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for use with a presentation system including at least first and second display screens, the method comprising the steps of receiving a wireless association request signal from a user device identifying the user device, identifying the presentation system and requesting that the user device be associated with the presentation system, associating the user device with the presentation system, providing first presentation system specifying information to the user device, receiving a selection signal from the user device indicating a subset of the presentation system display screens, associating the user device with the selected subset of display screens, receiving data from the user device and using the received data from the user device to present information via the selected subset of display screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventor: Lewis Epstein
  • Patent number: 11055519
    Abstract: The present description relates to light patterns used in a live action scene of a visual production to encode information associated with objects in the scene, such as movement and position of the objects. A data capture system includes active markers that emit light of a particular wavelength in predefined strobing patterns. In some implementations, the active markers are instructed to emit an assigned signature pattern of light through a signal controller sending signals to a control unit. Various components are synchronized such that pulsing of light corresponds to time slices and particular frames captured by the performance capture system. The data representing the pattern is embedded in illuminated and blank frames. Frames showing the light pattern are analyzed to extract information about the active markers, such as identification of the active markers and objects to which they are attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: WETA DIGITAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Dejan Momcilovic, Jake Botting
  • Patent number: 11057574
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for using a video capture device to alleviate motion sickness via an augmented display for a passenger. One method includes receiving, from a video capture device of a vehicle, video data of a view outside of the vehicle while the vehicle is in motion; displaying, on a display device for a passenger of the vehicle, a request for a mode of display of the video data, the mode of displaying including a passive video mode and an active video mode; receiving a selection of the mode of display; displaying a request for a video display type when the passive video mode is selected; and displaying the video data including a menu, the menu including a plurality of selectable icons to interact with the video data when the active video mode is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Gray Goldstein
  • Patent number: 11007938
    Abstract: The vehicle safety video system is an electrical device. The vehicle safety video system is configured for use with a vehicle. The vehicle comprises an anterior side, a posterior side, and anterior windshield, a posterior windshield, and a VECU. The VECU further comprises a VECU brake signal. The vehicle safety video system captures one or more captured images from an anterior field of view of the vehicle. The vehicle safety video system displays the one or more captured images through the posterior windshield. The vehicle safety video system displays the one or more captured images such that the posterior windshield remains semitransparent during the display of the one or more captured images. The vehicle safety video system comprises a video circuit and the vehicle. The vehicle contains the video circuit. The video circuit captures and displays the one or more captured images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventor: Angelo Fernandes
  • Patent number: 10981410
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an optical security feature that is based on a single axis alignment of mirrors or facets in a structured surface that forms a micro mirror array. In an aspect, a device is described that includes a reflecting structure on a first layer, where the reflecting structure has a top surface with multiple embossed facets arranged in a spatial orientation that produces a flat ring optical effect upon incidence of light. In another aspect, a method for making the device is described that provides a reflecting layer and produces the reflecting structure on the reflecting layer with multiple facets arranged in the spatial orientation to produce the flat ring optical effect. In yet another aspect, an apparatus for making the device is described that includes a pressing device and a stamping device to transfer a pattern of the reflecting structure to a reflecting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: VIAVI Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Cornelis Jan Delst, Vladimir P. Raksha, Paul G. Coombs, Robert B. Sargent, Michael Ray Nofi
  • Patent number: 10983354
    Abstract: A multiplanar head mounted display (HMD) includes two or more artificial display planes for each eye located at optical distances that can be dynamically adjusted based on a location within a scene presented by the HMD that the user views. For example, a scene is presented on two or more electronic display elements (e.g., screens) of the HMD. A focal length of an optics block that directs image light from the electronic display elements towards the eyes of a user is adjusted using a varifocal system (e.g., an element that mechanically changes a distance between a lens system in the optics block and the electronic display element, an element that changes shape of one or more lenses in the lens system in the optics block, etc.) based on a location or object within the scene where the user is looking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Robert Lanman, William Aaron Nicholls, Marina Zannoli, Kevin James MacKenzie, James Hillis, Yusufu Njoni Bamaxam Sulai, Olivier Mercier
  • Patent number: 10908738
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate to a foldable electronic device and a method for detecting a touch input by a foldable electronic device. The method may include: detecting an angle between a first housing and a second housing; and adjusting a touch-sensing sensitivity on at least a portion of a third side adjacent to a first side to be lower than a touch-sensing sensitivity on the first side based on a touch input being detected on the first side where the angle is smaller than a specified angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minuk Kim, Hoondo Heo, Jiyong Kim, Keunsik Lee
  • Patent number: 10866418
    Abstract: A multiplanar head mounted display (HMD) includes two or more artificial display planes for each eye located at optical distances that can be dynamically adjusted based on a location within a scene presented by the HMD that the user views. For example, a scene is presented on two or more electronic display elements (e.g., screens) of the HMD. A focal length of an optics block that directs image light from the electronic display elements towards the eyes of a user is adjusted using a varifocal system (e.g., an element that mechanically changes a distance between a lens system in the optics block and the electronic display element, an element that changes shape of one or more lenses in the lens system in the optics block, etc.) based on a location or object within the scene where the user is looking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Robert Lanman, William Aaron Nicholls, Marina Zannoli, Kevin James MacKenzie, James Hillis, Yusufu Njoni Bamaxam Sulai, Olivier Mercier
  • Patent number: 10863141
    Abstract: A vehicle monitor system includes: a detection unit that detects a vehicle located on the rear lateral side of a host vehicle; a rear lateral imaging unit that images a prescribed angle range on the rear lateral side of the host vehicle; a display unit that displays an image captured by the rear lateral imaging unit; and an image processor that extracts a first image in a range of a first angle with reference to a rear side of the host vehicle from the captured image, and displays the extracted first image on the display unit, wherein when the vehicle is detected by the detection unit, the image processor extracts the first image and a second image in a range of a second angle greater than the first angle with reference to the rear side from the captured image, and displays the first and second images on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBA Corporation
    Inventors: Sumiyasu Izumi, Hitoshi Kurihara
  • Patent number: 10825422
    Abstract: A display where water is applied onto the screen of a visual display monitor and graphics are presented on the display that coincides with the applied water is described. The timing of the water being applied to the screen and the playing of the graphics may be orchestrated such that the applied water seems to create the presented graphics. A controller may be used to control the water and the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: WET
    Inventors: Mark W. Fuller, James W. Doyle, Gautam Rangan, John Canavan
  • Patent number: 10817243
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an extraction part configured to extract, when an output destination is changed to a recipient candidate device, a change in a screen layout determined in accordance with an output environment of the recipient candidate device, and a notification controller configured to perform control to execute notification of the change in the screen layout extracted by the extraction part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kuniaki Torii, Kosuke Yoshitomi, Hikotatsu Chin, Katsuya Hyodo
  • Patent number: 10795157
    Abstract: Provided is a display device for a vehicle that can rapidly execute preparation completion for display of vehicle information. The display device for a vehicle is provided with a processing unit, a display, and a rotational drive unit that can rotate a reflector on a prescribed axis. The processing unit includes an estimating unit that estimates planned start of the vehicle by a crew, and when the vehicle is planned to be started, the angle of rotation of the rotational drive unit moves from an initial angle corresponding to an initial position (position of point of origin) of the reflector to a first intermediate angle (first stopping position) between the initial angle and a final angle corresponding to the normal operating position of the reflector. After the vehicle has been actually started, the angle of rotation of the rotational drive unit moves to a final angle from the first intermediate angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON SEIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuki Honma, Yuki Masuya
  • Patent number: 10754150
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, an electronic device can comprise: a housing including a first surface oriented in a first direction, and a second surface oriented in a second direction traversing the first direction; a display, which is arranged along at least a part of the first surface and at least a part of the second surface and has at least a portion including a curved surface; and an optical unit arranged along the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyunwoong Chung, Sangyong Eom, Sungho Ahn
  • Patent number: 10684486
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a head up display device and a control method thereof. According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, the head up display device comprises: a display panel; a curved mirror at a light emergent side of the display panel; and a first liquid crystal cell between the display panel and the curved mirror. Specifically, a light incident surface of the curved mirror faces towards the light emergent side of the display panel, and the curved mirror protrudes in a direction facing away from the light emergent side of the display panel. Besides, the first liquid crystal cell is further configured to form at least one optical lens when a first voltage is applied, such that a distance of an image formed by light emitted from the curved mirror relative to the display panel varies with the first voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei Wei
  • Patent number: 10649494
    Abstract: The present document discloses a screen content switching method and a double-screen mobile terminal. The method includes: detecting a handheld state of a double-screen mobile terminal when a target application interface is displayed on a target screen, herein the target screen is one screen of the double-screen mobile terminal; judging whether the handheld state corresponds to the target screen; and if the handheld state does not correspond to the target screen, switching the target application interface to be displayed on the other screen of the double-screen mobile terminal. When the screen on which the application interface is displayed does not correspond to the handheld state, the double-screen mobile terminal can automatically switch the application interface to be displayed on the screen corresponding to the handheld state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Zhao Li
  • Patent number: 10649208
    Abstract: A head-up display device, a head-up display method and a vehicle are provided. The head-up display device includes: a light source configured to generate a to-be-modulated light beam; a phase spatial light modulator configured to modulate a phase of the to-be-modulated light beam and emit at least two phase-modulated light beams; a reproduction component configured to perform image reproduction on the at least two phase-modulated light beams, so as to generate at least two reproduced images; at least two diffusers configured to receive and diffuse the at least two reproduced images generated by the reproduction component respectively; and a reflector assembly configured to guide the at least two light beams diffused by the at least two diffusers to a projection region, so as to form at least two projection images at different spatial positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dianmeng Li
  • Patent number: 10635901
    Abstract: Provided is a head-mounted display in which it is easy to photograph eyes of a user that wears the head-mounted display. The HMD that is worn by the user includes a display unit disposed in front of the eyes of the user, an optical system disposed between the display unit and eyes of the user, and an imaging unit disposed between the display unit and the optical system, the imaging unit imaging the display unit in which an image of the eyes of the user is reflected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Manabu Ishioka, Shotaro Tada, Toshihiro Kusunoki
  • Patent number: 10625677
    Abstract: A display device applied to an instrument panel unit includes: a projection surface provided on a surface on a vehicle interior side of an interior member provided on the vehicle interior side of a vehicle and on a front side in a vehicle front-back direction, the interior member extending along a vehicle width direction; a projector including a projection unit configured to project an image; and a holding unit configured to hold the projector by the interior member in a positional relationship where at least a part of the projection unit is located on the projection surface side of the interior member, and the image from the projection unit is projected onto the projection surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideki Miyasaka
  • Patent number: 10625688
    Abstract: An assembly capable of deploying an electronic device having a display screen from a stowed position towards a viewing position and simultaneously supporting the device and supplying electrical signals to the device in the viewing position within a passenger compartment of a vehicle is provided. A device holder is capable of movably holding the device and is supported for rotation about a rotational axis at a distal end of an elongated support. A bi-directional, electrically powered, linear actuator subassembly is mounted on a base and includes a motor-driven screw-drive and a threaded member mounted on the screw-drive to linearly move along a longitudinal axis of the screw-drive upon rotation of the screw-drive. The threaded member is connected to a proximal end of the elongated support to lift the elongated support to deploy the device along a predetermined, non-linear path upon rotation of the screw-drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Global IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Richard D. Adamson, Sr., Scott Munro
  • Patent number: 10606541
    Abstract: A display device or an electronic device with high portability and browsability is provided. A display device which includes two display panels that overlap with each other and in which the area of a portion where the two display panels overlap with each other is variable is provided. The larger the area where the two display panels overlap with each other is, the smaller the display device becomes. The first display panel includes a first region that performs display. The second display panel includes a second region that performs display, and a third region that is adjacent to the second region and transmits visible light. When the third region overlaps with the side of a surface which performs display of the first region, display can be performed using a seamless large display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Yanagisawa, Nozomu Sugisawa, Natsuko Takase
  • Patent number: 10534173
    Abstract: A display device includes a two-dimensional array of tiles. Each tile includes a two-dimensional array of pixels and a two-dimensional array of tunable masks. Each pixel is configured to output light so that the two-dimensional array of pixels outputs a respective pattern of light. The two-dimensional array of tunable masks is configured to conditionally block transmission of light for displaying an augmented reality image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Mary Lou Jepsen
  • Patent number: 10488655
    Abstract: A display device displays a virtual image of a first picture and a virtual image of a second picture by using a display medium. This display device includes a light source that emits light, a fixed screen, a movable screen, a driver, and a scanner. The fixed screen is fixedly disposed on an optical path between the light source and the display medium. The movable screen is also disposed on this optical path. The driver moves the movable screen along the optical path. The scanner scans the fixed screen and the movable screen with the light emitted from the light source, thereby forming the first picture on the fixed screen and the second picture on the movable screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken'ichi Kasazumi, Toshiya Mori, Hiroaki Okayama, Satoshi Kuzuhara, Hiroyuki Furuya, Akira Kurozuka, Shinsuke Nakazono
  • Patent number: 10490099
    Abstract: A system, process and software that incorporate the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying a condition that causes an impaired perception of an original media content item during a presentation. A media content modification is determined, wherein application of the media content modification to the original media content item results in a modified media content item. The modified media content item, when presented to the media presentation device, ameliorates the impaired perception of the media content item. The media content modification is applied to the original media content item resulting in the modified media content item. The modified media content item is presented at the media presentation device contemporaneously with the original media content item, allowing different viewers to observe the modified media content item simultaneously with the original. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Amy Ruth Reibman, David Crawford Gibbon, Bernard S. Renger, Zhu Liu, Behzad Shahraray
  • Patent number: 10474327
    Abstract: Providing a thumbnail view of a document or other dataset is disclosed. A user input data associated with a user interaction with a thumbnail as displayed in a viewer component is received via a user interface associated with a viewer component. A tracking data reflecting the interaction is stored in a local data structure. The tracking data stored in the local data structure is used to ensure that a thumbnail affected by the user input is displayed by the viewer component in a manner that reflects the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: OPEN TEXT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ramkumar Ganesan, Priya Lakshmi Muthuswamy
  • Patent number: 10475370
    Abstract: A display system includes a display panel having an input to receive pixel data, the pixel data comprising a plurality of pixel values, an array of pixels partitioned into a foveal region and at least one peripheral region, and an array controller to group pixels in the at least one peripheral region into subsets of at least two pixels and to control each subset using a corresponding single pixel value from the plurality of pixel values. The display system further may include a rendering system to foveally render a display image based on the locations of the foveal region and the at least one peripheral regions, wherein for each row of the display image having pixels within at least one of the peripheral region, a number of pixel values represented in the pixel data for the row is less than a number of pixels in the row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Mark Spitzer, Carlin Vieri
  • Patent number: 10453258
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a user display device comprising a housing frame mountable on the head of the user, a lens mountable on the housing frame and a projection sub system coupled to the housing frame to determine a location of appearance of a display object in a field of view of the user based at least in part on at least one of a detection of a head movement of the user and a prediction of a head movement of the user, and to project the display object to the user based on the determined location of appearance of the display object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Brian T. Schowengerdt, Samuel A. Miller
  • Patent number: 10427038
    Abstract: A game console having a beam splitter disposed in a housing and a projector that projects images onto the beam splitter that are reflected so that a player can see the images. Real world objects and/or additional projectors are positioned behind the beam splitter relative to the player and transmit images through the beam splitter so that the player can see them. In this fashion, during game play the player simultaneously sees images that are reflected from the beam splitter and images that are transmitted through the beam splitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Toccata Gaming International, LLC
    Inventor: Todd R. Stimac
  • Patent number: 10372270
    Abstract: An ultrasonic haptic control system for a motor vehicle is provided. The system includes a steering wheel assembly comprising a ring-shaped member configured to be held by an occupant of the vehicle, and rotated about a central axis in order to steer the vehicle; and a plurality of ultrasound emitters associated with the steering wheel. The ultrasound emitters are configured to focus ultrasound waves within a central region about which the ring-shaped member circumferentially extends and/or radially outside of and adjacent to the ring-shaped member. The focused ultrasound waves are configured to form one or more haptic control surfaces. A method of operating a haptic control system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Marcus Hoggarth, Jasper Dekker, Edward Rose
  • Patent number: 10365491
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a diffractive combiner having a front side, a back side, and a combiner optical axis running substantially through the diffractive combiner and normal to the back side. A display unit having a display optical axis that directs the display light along the display optical axis toward the diffractive combiner. An eye-tracking sensor having a sensor optical axis that is positioned to receive eye-tracking radiation reflected by the diffractive combiner along the sensor optical axis. The combiner optical axis, the display optical axis, and the sensor optical axis intersect each other at the diffractive combiner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Bernard C. Kress, Hayes S. Raffle
  • Patent number: 10353203
    Abstract: A system for near-eye display applications. A lens is provided with a beam-splitting interface horizontally along the width of the lens. Two display devices per lens are provided and disposed on the perimeter surface of the lens opposing an overlapped, prismatic facet optics assembly which balances aberration introduced by the slight symmetry break in the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ostendo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jingbo Cai, Hussein S. El-Ghoroury, Marty Maiers, Chih-Li Chuang
  • Patent number: 10353202
    Abstract: An apparatus having optical waveguides for providing a large FOV is disclosed. A first light engine projects light into an input diffractive coupler of a first waveguide at a first central angle. An output coupler of the first waveguide projects the light out of the first optical waveguide. A second light engine projects light into an input diffractive coupler of a second waveguide at a second central angle that is greater than the first central angle. An output coupler of the second waveguide projects the light out of the second optical waveguide to intersect with the light projected out of the first optical waveguide. The first waveguide may be used to project a first part of an image into a central portion of a user's vision. The second waveguide may be used to project a second part of the image into a peripheral portion of the user's vision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jani Tervo, Tuomas Vallius
  • Patent number: 10349026
    Abstract: A projector, a method for controlling the same, and a projection system which can improve the resolution more efficiently by pixel shifting are disclosed. The projector controls the degree of modulation in a plurality of optical modulation devices and generates a plurality of optical images. To the plurality of optical images, the projector applies first pixel shifting according to the period and second pixel shifting regardless of the period, and projects a resulting image. The first pixel shifting and the second pixel shifting are different from each other, either in the amount of pixel shifting or the direction of pixel shifting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Azusa Oka
  • Patent number: 10300389
    Abstract: An augmented reality (AR) gaming system of the present description includes 3D eyewear for each player that allows the player wearing the 3D eyewear to view the surrounding physical space. The 3D eyewear in conjunction with operation of a 3D display assembly of the AR gaming system allows the player to see other players while they also perceive 3D augmentation content that is rendered based on that particular player's tracked location. For example, the 3D augmentation content may include a game object that moves about the virtual gaming environment/space during the game as two (or more) players play the game such as by interacting with the game object via movement of their hand(s) with the movement/location being tracked. The AR gaming system generates the 3D augmentation content to correctly represent the present location of the game object relative to their location and view point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Ackley, Lanny S. Smoot
  • Patent number: 10255844
    Abstract: A head mounted display device includes a display panel including a first display region and a second display region which is arranged at a first angle with respect to the first display region; a reflective panel arranged at a second angle with respect to the second display region, to output a first transmitted light by transmitting a first light which is output from the first display region, and to output a second reflected light by reflecting a second light output from the second display region; and a lens to collect the first transmitted light and the second reflected light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Tak Lee, Si-Beak Pyo, Kyu-Seok Kim, Young-Nam Yun, Hyun-Koo Lee, Young-Sik Lim
  • Patent number: 10109258
    Abstract: There are provided an attention-time measuring unit that specifies an attention area from a user's visual line and measures an attention time T that is a time period during which the attention area is overlapping with a display area indicated by presentation information acquired by a presentation-information acquiring unit; a minimum recognition-necessary-time specifying unit that specifies, from a type of a presentation object indicated in the presentation information, a minimum recognition-necessary time Tmin that is a minimum necessary time for recognizing the content of the presentation object; and a user's recognition-degree determination unit that makes a comparison between the time T and the time Tmin, and determines from that comparison result, a recognition degree of the user for the presentation object; wherein a presentation-mode selecting unit presents the presentation object in a presentation mode corresponding to the recognition degree determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nishimura, Yoshitomo Nakamura, Atsushi Shimada
  • Patent number: 10078917
    Abstract: A method may include rendering a first view of a three-dimensional (3-D) virtual scene comprising a view of first content being displayed on a virtual display device from a location in the 3-D virtual scene. The method may also include rendering a second view comprising one or more content objects. The second view may be rendered from the location in the 3-D virtual scene, and the second scene may include a view of the display device as would be seen through a pair of augmented-reality glasses that display the one or more content objects. The method may additionally include generating a composite view by combing the first view and the second view. The method may further include causing the composite view to be displayed on a virtual-reality headset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: LUCASFILM ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: John Gaeta, Michael Koperwas, Nicholas Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 10042188
    Abstract: A method for generating a real-time realistic-looking image of a pair of virtual glasses positioned on a real user face image issued from a single image, a bundle of pictures, a video clip or a real-time camera streams. A face analysis element estimates the 3D rotation matrix, the 3D translation vector, morphology parameters of the user's face. A glasses positioning element associated with a try-on mode for look or real-size simulation estimates the 3D rotation matrix, the 3D translation vector, global and local deformation parameters of the virtual glasses, and arms articulation, adapted to the morphology parameters computed by the face analysis element. A realistic rendering element mixes the real user face image with the virtual glasses positioned by the glasses positioning element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: FITTINGBOX
    Inventors: Ariel Choukroun, Jerome Guenard, Sylvain Le Gallou, Christophe Dehais
  • Patent number: 10037620
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention includes a method for rendering a geometry object in a computer-generated scene. A screen space associated with a display screen is divided into a set of regions. For each region; a first sampling factor in a horizontal dimension is computed that represents a horizontal sampling factor for pixels located in the region, a second sampling factor in a vertical dimension is computed that represents a vertical sampling factor for the pixels located in the region, a first offset in the horizontal dimension is computed that represents a horizontal position associated with the region, and a second offset in the vertical dimension is computed that represent a vertical position associated with the region. When the geometry object is determined to intersect more than one region, an instance of the geometry object is generated each region that the geometry object intersects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric B. Lum, Justin Cobb
  • Patent number: 10031343
    Abstract: An image display device including a laser light source; an optical element; and a transmitting-reflecting member, the image display device which displays an image by forming the image by light which is emitted from the laser light source and making image light after forming the image to be incident on the transmitting-reflecting member, wherein the laser light source is arranged such that there are more S polarization components of the image light which is incident on the transmitting-reflecting member with respect to the transmitting-reflecting member than P polarization components, and a mobile object including the image display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichiroh Saisho, Makoto Inamoto
  • Patent number: 9990008
    Abstract: A modular virtual reality headset that may be operated in multiple modes. Embodiments enable a mount with modular receivers having electronic and mechanical interfaces that accept swappable modules. Swappable modules may include swappable display modules, swappable audio modules, and swappable sensor modules. Embodiments enable multiple modes of operation, including for example a virtual mode to display virtual reality environments, a real mode to display images of the real environment surrounding the user, and an augmented reality mode that overlays real scenes with other information. Embodiments may also provide multiple modes of operation for audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Ariadne's Thread (USA), Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Gregory Passmore, Adam Li
  • Patent number: 9972278
    Abstract: A light irradiation device to display an image by light irradiation prevents easy perception of distortion occurring in the displayed image due to vibration of the device or movement of viewpoint. A random number is generated, and the refresh rate of the displayed image is distributed at random in correspondence with the random number. The light emission intensity is changed in correspondence with the refresh rate. When the number of lines is changed, the input video signal is subjected to scaling and a display is produced. The refresh rate is changed in correspondence with the frequency of the vibration detected with the vibration monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI-LG DATA STORAGE, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshiho Seo, Satoshi Ouchi, Hiromi Kusaka
  • Patent number: 9959793
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure provides a display system which is related to the field of display technology. The display system enables a display device to be switched between a normal display mode and an anti-peeping display mode. This display system comprises a display device which comprises a display panel for displaying content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanshun Chen, Youmei Dong, Wenbo Li, Qingjiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9927610
    Abstract: This display device is provided with a display unit, a beam splitter, and a first mirror. The display unit emits a first image and a second image. The beam splitter has, incident thereon, the first image and the second image which are emitted from the display unit. The beam splitter transmits the incident first image and reflects the incident second image to project the first image and the second image on a display medium. The first mirror has, incident thereon, the first image which has been transmitted through the beam splitter. The first mirror reflects the incident first image to project the first image on the display medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Kasazumi, Toshiya Mori
  • Patent number: 9910282
    Abstract: A head-mounted display (HMD) (e.g., VR headset or AR headset) displays a 3D virtual scene and includes a mirror to increase a field of view (FOV). The HMD includes an electronic display that further includes a primary display and an extended display, where the content displayed on the primary display is presented to the user's eye at an exit pupil through a lens and content displayed on the extended display is presented at the exit pupil through reflections of the mirror. The mirror is positioned between the exit pupil and the electronic display such that the mirror reflects light originating from the extended display and provides the reflected light to the exit pupil to increase the FOV. The combination of the content viewed through the lens and that of the reflected light of the extended display results in an FOV larger than when the content is viewed only through the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventor: Yury Anatolievich Petrov
  • Patent number: 9895616
    Abstract: A system that may be utilized for sending and locking text messages is provided. The system may allow a user to send an electronic message that is encrypted, locked, hidden, or otherwise made unviewable by the system to form a locked message. The locked message may be formed by associating a game with the message and requiring that a recipient play the game and satisfy an objective of the game before the message is “unlocked” or made viewable and displayed for the recipient. The locked messages may be sent to multiple recipients or to groups and may provide opportunities for competitive or cooperative play between recipients. Promotions, coupons, incentives, coupons, and marketing materials may be sent as locked messages and require or incentivize engagement by recipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Texta, Inc.
    Inventors: Oren Schindler, Kirsten Nelson, Kris Fernando, Dana Deskiewicz