Plural Image Superposition Patents (Class 345/9)
  • Patent number: 8924150
    Abstract: A method to navigate a vehicle utilizing a graphic projection display, includes monitoring a navigation status graphic representing a navigation intent displayed upon the graphic projection display, monitoring a user input indicated to a portion of the graphic projection display, initiating a user-defined navigation command based on the monitored navigation status graphic and the monitored user input, and operating the vehicle in accordance with the user-defined navigation command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Omer Tsimhoni, Joseph F. Szczerba, Thomas A. Seder, Dehua Cui
  • Patent number: 8912982
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a display unit, an imaging element, and a first reflecting unit. The display unit emits a light. The imaging element has a major surface and is configured to form a real image of an object at a symmetric position of the object with the major surface serving as a plane of symmetry. The imaging element includes a portion not overlapping the display unit as viewed along a normal direction of the major surface. The first reflecting unit includes a portion facing the major surface, and is configured to reflect the light emitted from the display unit and to cause the light to be incident on the portion of the imaging element not overlapping the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yutaka Nakai, Tsuyoshi Hioki
  • Patent number: 8890774
    Abstract: A heads-up display associated with a user manipulated object in a gaming environment, particularly a racing game. According to one aspect the heads-up display may reduce the distance a user's eye travels between a focal area and the heads-up display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Uphill, Christopher Francis, Dominic Jackson, James Whittamore, Ashleigh J. Pook
  • Patent number: 8884988
    Abstract: A portable device according to one embodiment of the present specification includes a camera unit configured to capture a surrounding image located in a front direction of the portable device, a display unit configured to display an image, and a processor configured to control the camera unit and the display unit, the processor is further configured to detect at least one of a predefined stationary object and a predefined moving object, if the moving object is detected, display a second augmented reality image corresponding to the moving object and countdown a second timer corresponding to the second augmented reality image, detect a movement of the moving object, if the movement of the moving object is detected before the second setting time of the second timer elapses, adjust the second timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Eunhyung Cho, Jongho Kim, Doyoung Lee, Jihwan Kim, Sinae Chun
  • Patent number: 8878750
    Abstract: A head mount display (HMD) device according to one embodiment comprises a camera unit configured to capture an image at a front of the HMD device, a distance obtaining unit configured to obtain a distance between the HMD device and an object in the front of the HMD device, a communication unit configured to transmit and receive data, a display unit configured to display visual information, and a processor configured to control the camera unit, the distance obtaining unit, the communication unit and the display unit, wherein the processor is further configured: to recognize a face from the image, to receive personal data corresponding to the recognized face, to obtain, from the received personal data, personal information and period from a latest date when the face was lastly recognized to a current date when the face is currently recognized, to display the personal information when the period is longer than a first threshold period, and control a quantity of the personal information to be displayed based on a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyorim Park, Doyoung Lee, Yongsin Kim
  • Patent number: 8866702
    Abstract: Methods and systems for use of an optical display system as an indicator of a wearable computing device are provided. In one example, a method includes receiving, by the wearable computing device, information for display by an optical display system coupled to the wearable computing device. The method includes in response, making a determination of whether the wearable computing device is in use. The method also includes based on the determination, causing a light source coupled to the wearable computing device to modulate an illumination of the optical display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Wong, Russell Mirov
  • Patent number: 8866812
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of processing three-dimensional (3D) images on a multi-layer display may generate virtual depth information based on original depth information, and display 3D images having various depth values using the generated virtual depth information. Also, the apparatus and method may appropriately provide color information to each of a plurality of display layers, thereby preventing an original image from being damaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Puredepth Limited
    Inventors: Young Ran Han, Young Shin Kwak, Du Sik Park, Young Ju Jeong, Gareth Paul Bell, Darryl Singh
  • Patent number: 8866811
    Abstract: Position and orientation information of a specific part of an observer is acquired (S403). It is determined whether or not a region of a specific part virtual object that simulates the specific part and that of another virtual object overlap each other on an image of a virtual space after the specific part virtual object is laid out based on the position and orientation information on the virtual space on which one or more virtual objects are laid out (S405). When it is determined that the regions overlap each other, an image of the virtual space on which the other virtual object and the specific part virtual object are laid out is generated; when it is determined that the regions do not overlap each other, an image of the virtual space on which only the other virtual object is laid out is generated (S409).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Okuno
  • Patent number: 8854452
    Abstract: Methods and systems for using a multi-state button are described. A computing device may be configured to receive an input associated with a press state of a button. The computing device may be configured to cause an image-capture device to capture an image from a point-of-view (POV) of the computing device based on the input corresponding to a first press state on the button and cause the image-capture device to capture a video from the POV of the computing device based on the input corresponding to a second press state on the button. The computing device may be configured, based on the input corresponding to a partial press state of the button, to cause the image-capture device to capture the image and/or the video; and provide a search query based on the image and/or the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Hayes Solos Raffle
  • Patent number: 8847850
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to HMD device that displays an image capture guide as an augmented reality image and a control method for the same. More particularly, detecting a marker positioned within a viewing angle and displaying a capture guide frame as an augmented reality image based on the detected marker, wherein, when the marker is detected at a first position having a first distance from the camera unit, display a first capture guide frame having a first size based on the first position of the marker; and when the marker is detected at a second position having a second distance from the camera unit, display a second capture guide frame having a second size based on the second position of the marker, wherein, when the first distance is greater than the second distance, the first size is greater than the second size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Eunhyung Cho
  • Patent number: 8830143
    Abstract: An aircraft optical display system for implementing an enhanced vision system based on light available within the flight deck of an aircraft. The display system includes a visible light imager configured to receive light within a spectral range defined by the photon transmissivity of windshield of the aircraft and generate image data. The system further includes a combiner configured to enable viewing of the world outside of the combiner, and allowing viewing of an enhanced vision image. The system yet further includes an image processing system configured generate an enhanced vision image representative of an external scene to the aircraft based at least in part on the image data from the visible light imager, wherein the enhanced vision image is conformally mapped onto the combiner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall S. Pitchford, Robert B. Wood
  • Publication number: 20140247262
    Abstract: A head-up display in a motor vehicle has an imaging unit that generates images, and an optical device. The optical device projects the images into at least two projection surfaces, which in each case have a different distance from the eye of an observer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventor: Hugues Gall
  • Patent number: 8813147
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a transmission system having a broadcast data synchronization and transmission system including a stream unit which detects group of pictures (GOP) positions of a Motion Picture Expert Group (MPEG) stream to be broadcasted on a television, and a shot/scene unit which sets and marks Extendible Markup Language (XML) TAG information in the corresponding GOP positions detected by the stream unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Bae Guen Kang
  • Patent number: 8797231
    Abstract: To overcome issues generated due to the light-shield part in a display device which displays different images towards a plurality of viewpoints, and to provide a device for easily synthesizing images to be displayed on a display part. A display controller includes: an image memory which stores viewpoint image data for a plurality of viewpoints; a writing control device which writes the viewpoint image data inputted from outside to the image memory; a parameter storage device which stores parameters showing a positional relation between a lenticular lens and the display part; and a readout control device which reads out the viewpoint image data from the image memory according to a readout order obtained by applying the parameters to a repeating regulation that is determined based on layout of the sub-pixels, number of colors, and layout of the colors, and outputs it to the display module as synthesized image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: NLT Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsushi Satou, Kazunori Masumura, Koji Shigemura, Shinichi Uehara
  • Patent number: 8786521
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a depiction arrangement for security papers, value documents, electronic display devices or other data carriers, having a raster image arrangement for depicting a planar target image that is given by an image function f(x,y), having a motif image that is subdivided into a plurality of cells (24), in each of which are arranged imaged regions of the target image a viewing grid (22) composed of a plurality of viewing elements for reconstructing the target image when the motif image is viewed with the aid of the viewing grid (22), the motif image exhibiting, with its subdivision into a plurality of cells, an image function m(x,y).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventors: Wittich Kaule, Michael Rahm, Wolfgang Rauscher
  • Patent number: 8780096
    Abstract: A scanning image display apparatus includes a light source unit (1) that emits a laser beam, a scanning mirror (3) that two-dimensionally scans the laser beam in a first direction and in a second direction that crosses the first direction at predetermined scanning frequencies, respectively, a frame buffer (5) that temporarily stores image data corresponding to images to be displayed on a display screen frame by frame, and a display controller (4) that generates display data used to modulate an intensity of the laser beam at a predetermined frame frequency using the read image data and causes the light source unit to emit the laser beam intensity-modulated based on the display data. The frame buffer is so configured that the respective image data of a plurality of different frames can be temporarily stored therein and read therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Akira Kurozuka
  • Patent number: 8780014
    Abstract: A head-mounted display apparatus includes a head-mounted display, the head-mounted display including a plurality of independently controllable switchable viewing areas that can each be independently switched between a transparent state and an information state. The transparent state enables a user of the head-mounted display to see the scene outside the head-mounted display through the independently controllable switchable viewing areas. The information state is opaque and displays information in the independently controllable switchable viewing areas visible to a user of the head-mounted display. Circuitry produces a control signal for controlling the states of the independently controllable switchable viewing areas and a controller responsive to the control signal independently switches each of the independently controllable viewing areas between the transparent state and the information state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: John N. Border, Ronald S. Cok, Elena A. Fedorovskaya, Sen Wang
  • Patent number: 8773330
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing a mission. Information for a mission is received at a control station. The control station comprises a display system, a motion capture system, a number of user input devices, a seat associated with the number of user input devices, and a processor unit. The display system is configured to be worn on the head of an operator and to present a display to the operator. The motion capture system is configured to track movement of the head. The processor unit is configured to execute program code to generate the display and adjust the display presented to the operator in response to detecting movement of the head of the operator. The mission is performed using the information and the control station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Richard E. Edwards, Bryan P. Kesterson, Ramzy Boutros, Mary E. Hornsby
  • Patent number: 8751969
    Abstract: The present invention provides a configuration that allows for a cursor or other object that has moved outside the display section to be displayed as a virtual object and observed. A cursor or object lying in an area outside the area of the display section of a PC or other device is displayed as a virtual object. For example, the display of goggles worn by the user displays a display device such as a PC and the area outside the display device. The three-dimensional position of the cursor or object that has probably moved in response to user operation is calculated, after which the cursor or object is displayed as a virtual object at the calculated position. Further, object information for the object specified by the cursor is acquired and presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kouichi Matsuda, Masaki Fukuchi
  • Patent number: 8730307
    Abstract: A local multi-view image display apparatus and method is provided. The local multi-view image display method may track a location of an observer, and locally display a multi-view input image on the tracked location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Aron Baik, Yong Ju Jung
  • Patent number: 8690353
    Abstract: A multi-resolution display system including a desktop display area, a foveal projection device, a sensor, a control unit, and a manually adjustable fixture is provided. The desktop display area displays a central image and a low-resolution image. The control unit determines six-dimensional (6D) orientation information of the foveal projection device relative to the desktop display area according to a projected image detected by the sensor, so as to control the foveal projection device to project the central image within a target area on the desktop display area. The manually adjustable fixture fixes the foveal projection device on top of the desktop display area, and the movement of the manually adjustable fixture has a freedom of up to six dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: National Taiwan University
    Inventors: Yi-Ping Hung, Li-Wei Chan
  • Patent number: 8693103
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes an image projection unit. The image projection unit is configured to project a light flux toward one eye of a human viewer by using a projection plate to reflect the light flux. The light flux includes an image including a display object having a vanishing point. The projection plate is reflective and transmissive. The image projection unit is configured to dispose the vanishing point of the display object at a position different from a position of a vanishing point of a background image viewed by the human viewer through the projection plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takashi Sasaki, Aira Hotta, Akihisa Moriya, Haruhiko Okumura, Miwako Doi
  • Patent number: 8686924
    Abstract: Systems and methods for selecting an action associated with a power state transition of a head-mounted display (HMD) in the form of eyeglasses are disclosed. A signal may be received from a sensor on a nose bridge of the eyeglasses indicating if the HMD is in use. Based on the received signal, a first power state for the HMD may be determined. Responsive to the determined first power state, an action associated with a power state transition of the HMD from an existing power state to the first power state may be selected. The action may be selected from among a plurality of actions associated with a plurality of state transitions. Also, the action may be a sequence of functions performed by the HMD including modifying an operating state of a primary processing component of the HMD and a detector of the HMD configured to image an environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Max Braun, Ryan Geiss, Harvey Ho, Thad Eugene Starner, Gabriel Taubman
  • Patent number: 8659509
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for controlling a cartridge of a welding helmet having a function to display a welding operation time, which can protect the welder's face from intense light generated during a welding or cutting operation and also, enable automated light transmittance adjustment and operation time setting on a per operation basis, enabling a welding operation to be more efficiently performed. In the method including welding operation, cutting operation, grinding operation and X-mode operation steps, which are automatically performed in sequence according to preset conditions and a light transmittance and operation time of a liquid crystal screen of the cartridge, a control unit calculates an operation time of the liquid crystal screen indicating how long the liquid crystal screen is kept dark, and the calculated operation time is stored in a memory unit so as to be displayed on a display unit in a life mode step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Otos Wing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Moon Young Huh
  • Patent number: 8645008
    Abstract: A method for presenting the current drift values of an aircraft on a display device in which the drift values are presented in a vector presentation. The length of the drift vector above a predefined threshold value is presented in a manner proportional to the current drift velocity, and the length of the drift vector below the threshold value is presented in a manner disproportionate to the current drift velocity. There is a continuous transition between the two ways of presentation at the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: EADS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Muensterer
  • Patent number: 8644673
    Abstract: Computer-implemented techniques for viewing a recorded presentation are described. The techniques include receiving by one or more computers a request from a user to view a recorded presentation, retrieving, by one or more computing systems, a segment of the recorded presentation that is comprised of plural segments and information specifying times of occurrences of trigger events associated with corresponding segments in the recorded presentation, retrieving by the one or more computers private information of the user relevant to a first segment of the recorded presentation based on a first trigger event, generating, by the one or more computing systems, a re-cast first segment of the recorded presentation, with the re-cast first segment including the private information of the user, and sending by the one or more computing systems, the re-cast segment to a computing device associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: FMR LLC
    Inventors: David Martin, James Grundner
  • Patent number: 8633870
    Abstract: A proposition is to provide a wearable display suitable for enjoying contents including images by plural users simultaneously. To realize the proposition, the wearable display provides an external output unit outputting a signal having the same contents as a signal input to a device to an external device, at an exterior part of an apparatus body including the device making information of contents including images into a state capable of being sensed by a user, and mounting fixtures mounting the device on a head portion of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventor: Masaki Otsuki
  • Patent number: 8633871
    Abstract: If an image acquired from a video camera (113) contains a two-dimensional bar code as information unique to an operation input device (116), information unique to the video camera (113) and the information unique to the operation input device (116) are managed in a shared memory (107) in association with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Okuno
  • Patent number: 8619094
    Abstract: Morphological anti-aliasing (MLAA) of a re-projection of a two-dimensional image can be implemented in a way that produces a better result while using fewer processor resources. One or more discontinuities between each neighboring pixel of the two-dimensional image are determined. One or more pre-defined patterns formed by the one or more discontinuities are identified. A blend amount is calculated for each pixel neighboring the identified pre-defined patterns. A re-projection is applied to the two-dimensional image and to the blend amount for each pixel thereby generating re-projected blend amounts. The neighboring pixels of the re-projection are then blended according to the re-projected blend amounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: Barry M Genova, Tobias Berghoff
  • Patent number: 8605011
    Abstract: A method to dynamically register a view finder graphic on a driving scene of a vehicle utilizing a graphic projection display includes monitoring a user input indicated to a portion of the graphic projection display, generating a trace based on the monitored user input indicated to the portion of the graphic projection display, determining a view finder graphic representing a user-defined view finder, the user-defined view finder defined by the generated trace, dynamically registering a location of the view finder graphic upon the graphic projection display corresponding to the driving scene of the vehicle, and displaying the view finder graphic upon the graphic projection display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Seder, Joseph F. Szczerba, Dehua Cui
  • Patent number: 8601380
    Abstract: An approach is provided for displaying interactive preview information in a location-based user interface. A content mapping platform determines to render, at a device, a user interface for a location-based service based, at least in part, on a field of view. The content mapping platform determines one or more items outside of the field of view and then determines to render one or more user interface objects in the user interface. The one or more user interface objects present, at least in part, preview information associated with the one or more items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Tuomas Vaittinen, Brenda Castro, David Joseph Murphy
  • Patent number: 8593374
    Abstract: A headphone includes a pad which is brought into contact with a human head, an enclosure which outputs an audio, and a dome as means for adjusting quality of the audio output by resonating or absorbing the sound wave emitted from the enclosure. The dome has no parts other than those used for absorbing and reflecting audio and is almost hollow. In the dome is arranged a circuit substrate by using a circuit support part having a shape not blocking the air flowing in the dome. Such a circuit substrate is also built in the other headphone. The circuit substrates arranged in the dome of the headphone are connected by a cable arranged inside a head band or an FPC for transmission of a signal and power supply. Thus, it is possible to provide an output device which can solve the problem of the dimensions for containing operation processing devices and the problem of heat dissipation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Kato, Kazuou Isagi, Masaki Otsuki, Kenzo Chiaki
  • Patent number: 8576141
    Abstract: A three-dimensional display device includes a plurality of transmissive display units arranged in different depth positions in view from an observer and a moiré vanishing element for diffusing light. The moiré vanishing element has a spatial frequency characteristic to cut off a spatial frequency more than a spatial frequency having a cycle being twice as large as an interval of boundaries of pixels forming a first transmissive display unit arranged behind the moiré vanishing element in the view from the observer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Takada, Munekazu Date, Shiro Suyama, Masahiro Ueno
  • Patent number: 8558758
    Abstract: An information display apparatus which improves the position accuracy of superimposed displays. In a navigation apparatus, a position relationship detection unit acquires, as position information, the relationship between the position of the vehicle and the actual position where an object to be displayed in a superimposing manner should exist in the landscape, a vehicle attitude detection ECU acquires the attitude information of the vehicle, and a facial orientation recognition ECU acquires the facial orientation information of the driver. A display position determining unit determines the display position of the object on an HMD and HUD based on the position information, attitude information, and facial orientation information, and a display image generation unit performs control so as to display the object at the display position at the HMD, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignees: Equos Research Co., Ltd, Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuji Sato, Ken Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8553049
    Abstract: An information-processing apparatus determines whether a stimulation generation unit and a background virtual object contact each other based on position and orientation information about the stimulation generation unit and position and orientation information about the background virtual object. If it is determined that the stimulation generation unit and the background virtual object contact each other, the information-processing apparatus determines whether the stimulation generation unit is included within an attention range. The information-processing apparatus generates operation setting information for controlling an operation of the stimulation generation unit according to a result of the determination and outputs the generated operation setting information to the stimulation generation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsushi Nogami, Naoki Nishimura
  • Patent number: 8537214
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for adjustment of a harmonization compensation applied to alleviate a discrepancy of conformity between a video image transmitted by a video transducer (1) and projected by a head-up display device (5, 6), of an aircraft, and an external scene ahead of the aircraft. At least one equipment item of the aircraft—preferably the said HUD device—equipped with at least one control element accessible in the cockpit, is programmed to be able to function according to a nominal mode and according to a maintenance mode, in which at least one of its control elements, known as a redirected control element, is used to define the applied harmonization compensation. An operator activates the maintenance mode and starts an adjustment operation, in which he modifies in real time the applied harmonization compensation, by manipulating at least one redirected control element, until the video image is matched with the external scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Sandra Poussin, David Bideau, Laurent Coloma, Stephane Gauthier
  • Patent number: 8531308
    Abstract: The disclosed technology, in certain embodiments, includes a method and system for displaying messages in a wide-spectrum display includes a visible element comprising a first portion of a message and an invisible element comprising a second portion of the message. In one aspect, the method includes the step of displaying, in the visible element, e.g. an image from a film, a captured photograph or a first part of an advertisement. In certain embodiments, content may be displayed in the invisible element including, for example, subtitles, metadata or a second part of an advertisement. An individual may choose to view the invisible element by viewing the wide spectrum display through a wavelength conversion device. Also disclosed are the use of the display in games, and of its integration in wearable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Kameraflage, Inc.
    Inventors: Connor Dickie, Jeffrey Shell
  • Patent number: 8508435
    Abstract: A virtual sphere provided by an enhanced vision system includes synthetic imagery filling said virtual sphere and a common view window mapped to a dedicated position within the synthetic imagery. Imagery of the line of sight of a user is displayed in the common view window. By providing the common view window, visual communication between all users may be possible. By connecting a virtual user to the enhanced vision system and by displaying the imagery for the line of sight of the virtual user in the common view window, the workload of a human operator may be reduced and the time line of actions may be shortened. The enhanced vision system of the present invention may be used, but is not limited to, in a military aircraft to enhance the situational awareness of the flight crew.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John N. Sanders-Reed, Michael K. Hollis
  • Patent number: 8508710
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure, a difference is detected between a first image and a second image. The second image can include at least a portion of the first image reflected from a display panel and light from an object passing through the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Wyatt A. Huddleston, Michael M. Blythe, Gregory W. Blythe
  • Patent number: 8502866
    Abstract: A weld recording system mounted in or on a welding helmet is provided. The weld recording system includes a camera assembly unit, a power supply unit, a processor, and removable memory. The weld recording system interfaces with lens control circuitry, an optical sensor, a welding power supply, and a helmet position sensor. Logic is provided for the triggering and recording of video and audio signals, which are eventually stored in a file for future reference. Transmission of signals from one or more welders to a monitoring station for eventual display is presented. An image processing algorithm is provided to combine multiple images with varied exposure times into a visual image of the weld and its surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: William Joshua Becker, Eric Sommers, Kenneth S. Dobson
  • Patent number: 8480239
    Abstract: An optical device includes multiple reflective spatial light modulation devices each of which applies an image signal to each of rays of incident light and rotates a polarization direction of each of the rays of incident light for a modulated output, multiple polarization elements each of which causes each polarization component of the rays of incident light in a specific direction to be transmitted and incident upon each of the spatial light modulation devices and reflects the polarization component in a direction rotated by each of the spatial light modulation devices, a light synthesis device which synthesizes multiple rays of reflected light to be output as one ray of image light, and a securing member which simultaneously secures each of the polarization elements in a position corresponding to each of the spatial light modulation devices. The securing member is secured to the light synthesis device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yuji Sato
  • Patent number: 8461970
    Abstract: A motor vehicle has a first display and a first camera. An environmental image of the part of the environment of the vehicle lying behind the motor vehicle can be recorded using the first camera and the environmental image recorded using the first camera can be completely or partially displayed on the first display. The first display is disposed inside the motor vehicle such that the recorded environmental image, or a part of the recorded environmental image, may be perceivable as a virtual image behind a side pane of the motor vehicle for a driver of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Birkemeyer, Michael Engler, Jürgen Wolf
  • Patent number: 8462949
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for displaying visual content on a display such that the content is comprehensible only to an authorized user for a visual display system such as a computer, a television, a video player, a public display system (including but not limited to a movie theater), a mobile phone, an automated teller machine (ATM), voting booths, kiosks, security screening workstations, tactical displays and other systems where information is displayed for viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Oculis Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Anderson, Steven E. Turner, Steve Pujia, George L. Heron
  • Patent number: 8462081
    Abstract: A screen includes a first set of louver members at least partially disposed in the screen and located proximate to a first side of the screen, and a second set of louver members at least partially disposed in the screen and located proximate to a second side of the screen. An observer on either side of the screen sees an image produced by light directed to that observer by that set of louvers on the same side of the screen as the observer. Objects on the other side of the screen from the observer are visible to the observer between the louvers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Huei Pei Kuo, Laurence M. Hubby, Jr., Steven L. Naberhuis, Henryk Birecki
  • Patent number: 8451111
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes: an image generation unit generating a plurality of images with different figure sizes so that perceived positions of the plurality of images are sequentially located in a direction away from an actual position; a reflection member provided in front of the observer; and a projector projecting a light beam to form, the plurality of images onto a single eye of the observer through the reflection member so that the plurality of images is superimposed on a background observed through the refection member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takashi Sasaki, Aira Hotta, Haruhiko Okumura
  • Patent number: 8447474
    Abstract: Externally deployed airbag system for a vehicle including one or more inflatable airbags deployable outside of the vehicle, an anticipatory sensor system for assessing the probable severity of an impact involving the vehicle based on data obtained prior to the impact and initiating inflation of the airbag(s) in the event an impact above a threshold severity is assessed, and an inflator coupled to the anticipatory sensor system and the airbag for inflating the airbag when initiated by the anticipatory sensor system. The airbag may be housed in a module mounted along a side of the vehicle, in a side door of the vehicle (both for side impact protection), at a front of the vehicle (for frontal impact protection) or at a rear of the vehicle (for rear impact protection). Also, the externally deployed airbag can be deployed to cushion a pedestrian's impact against the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: American Vehicular Sciences LLC
    Inventor: David S. Breed
  • Patent number: 8441413
    Abstract: An apparatus and a system for viewing a 3D image including a synchronization signal receiver for receiving 3D image synchronization signal; a 3D control signal generator for generating left-eye glass control signal and a right-eye glass control signal in accordance with the synchronization signal received; a left-eye glass that opens or intercepts light transmitted to the left-eye glass; a right-eye glass that opens or intercepts light transmitted to the right-eye glass; a central processor that controls operation of the 3D control signal generator and transmits the synchronization signal to the 3D control signal generator; and a power controller that connects or intercepts power supplied to the synchronization signal receiver and the central processor. The power consumption of the apparatus is minimized by supplying power to the synchronization signal receiver and the central processor at a time when the synchronization signal is received and power is intercepted during the rest period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Hyung Lee, Koon Shik Cho
  • Patent number: 8430405
    Abstract: Electronic wagering game tables (a.k.a. e-tables) are described herein. Some embodiments include a wagering game table for presenting a wagering game. The wagering game table can include a projection surface, and a first projector configured to present, at a first resolution, a first background image on the projection surface, wherein the first background image is associated with the wagering game and includes elements of the wagering game that are shared by the plurality of players, and wherein the first background image includes blank areas that are not substantially illuminated with content from the first projector. The wagering game table can also include a plurality other projectors configured to present, at a second resolution, wagering game content in the plurality of blank areas, wherein the wagering game content indicates results of the wagering game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: WMS Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark B. Gagner, Timothy C. Loose, James M. Rasmussen, Alfred Thomas
  • Patent number: 8416151
    Abstract: A set of equipment items for an aircraft including a video transducer and at least two head-up display devices, wherein the video transducer and/or each HUD device is/are capable of defining the image to be projected by the HUD device on the basis of the display field of the HUD device and of one or more HUD/transducer errors, each HUD/transducer error being defined as being the difference between the HUD error of the corresponding HUD support around a direction and the transducer error around this same direction, the HUD error of an HUD support around a direction being the angular difference around this direction between the line of sight of the HUD support and a measuring reference line, and the transducer error around a direction being the angular difference around this direction between the line of sight of the transducer support and a measuring reference line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Sandra Poussin, David Bideau, Laurent Coloma, Stephane Gauthier
  • Patent number: 8390533
    Abstract: A beam-scan display apparatus (10) displays an image by scanning a beam on a retina of a user, the beam-scan display apparatus (10) includes a case (11) housing (i) a light source (101) emitting a beam for drawing each of pixels constituting the image, and (ii) a scan unit (103) two-dimensionally scanning the beam emitted from the light source (101). Further, the beam-scan apparatus includes a contact lens (12) having a deflection unit (104) deflecting, toward the retina of an eye of the user wearing the case (11), the beam scanned by the scan unit (103), wherein the contact lens (12) is separate from the case (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Kakuya Yamamoto