Head-up Display Patents (Class 348/115)
  • Patent number: 10835333
    Abstract: Robot main body having robotic arm, remote control device including robotic arm operational instruction input part for operator to control by touching, to input operational instruction for robotic arm, and contactless action detecting part configured to detect contactless action including at least one given operation instructing action of operator, and control device communicably connected to remote control device and configured to control operation of robot main body, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Hashimoto, Masayuki Kamon
  • Patent number: 10809535
    Abstract: A system for providing virtual reality imagery to a rider of an amusement attraction, the system having a headgear piece for securing a viewing screen to a head of the rider. The rider rides upon an actuated motion base that moves the viewing screen behind the user until a lap bar is secured over the user's lap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Dreamcraft Attractions LTD.
    Inventors: Daryl White, Peter R. Schnabel, Christopher David Glen Robertson, Joanne Parker Robertson
  • Patent number: 10781572
    Abstract: A work machine includes plural cameras, a display unit and a controller controlling the cameras and the display unit. The controller includes an overview image generator generating an overview image from the images by the cameras, an image superimposing unit superimposing a top view image of the work machine on the overview image, a working-equipment display unit putting a part of working equipment in the top view image of the work machine in non- or transparent-display, and an operation judging unit judging at least one of operation of the working equipment and travel of the work machine. When the operation judging unit judges the operation of the working equipment etc. is performed, the working-equipment display unit displays the top view image of the work machine without displaying at least one part of the working equipment or with transparently displaying the at least one part of the working equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaomi Machida, Takeshi Kurihara
  • Patent number: 10768121
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for detection of a condition in a hole defined by a transparent material that is at least partially enclosed by one or more substantially opaque materials. The method may include positioning a light source in a first hole in the transparent material, directing light from the positioned light source through the transparent material and toward a second hole that is adjacent to the first hole. A prism may be positioned so that the light transmitted from the light source through the machined inner surface of the second hole is visible through a viewing face of the prism. By observing the transmitted light, a surface condition of the machined inner surface of the second hole may be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Elizabeth Ann Paton, Roger W. Engelbart, Christopher M. Vaccaro
  • Patent number: 10739585
    Abstract: A side head-up display system is provided. The side head-up display system has an image generator configured to emit a generated image to create a virtual image for viewing by a vehicle occupant. In some forms, a side display surface is disposed along a vehicle side of the motor vehicle, and the virtual image is viewable through the side display surface. In some versions, a controller is provided and configured to cause the generated image to be generated intermittently while the first motor vehicle is running so that the image generator is off at least part of the time while the motor vehicle is running. The controller may be configured to cause the image generator to create the generated image to show information about another vehicle outside of the motor vehicle, such as speed information and/or distance and location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Luis Ernesto Quiroz de la Mora
  • Patent number: 10718946
    Abstract: An optical guide for a near-eye display device includes a first guide element having a light input zone and a second guide element having an output zone. The first guide element is superimposed on the second guide element. The optical guide also includes an optical coupling system between the first guide element and the second guide element, and the first and second guide elements have, on the first part of their length, a mutual spacing so as to delimit a thin layer of air between said guide elements extending between a first longitudinal end of the guide elements and the optical coupling system. The optical coupling system, located at a second longitudinal end of the first and second guide elements, includes a single-piece portion of the guide elements, associated with an optical reflection member to propagate the beams of light from the input zone toward the output zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: UNIVERSITE DE STRASBOURG, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS), INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENES APPLIQUEES
    Inventors: Jianming Yang, Patrice Twardowski, Joël Fontaine
  • Patent number: 10717200
    Abstract: A surrounding monitoring device of a work machine includes: a display unit; a plurality of cameras acquiring a surrounding condition of the work machine; an image processing unit generating a bird's-eye image indicating the surrounding condition of the work machine on the basis of images imaged by the cameras; a work machine operation detection unit detecting an operation of the work machine; and a display control unit displaying, on the display unit, a single camera image imaged by one or more cameras, of the plurality of cameras, the bird's-eye image, mechanical gauge display, menu display, and/or breakdown information display. Further, when the operation of the work machine is detected, the display control unit performs control of enlarging surroundings of the work machine on the bird's-eye image, compared with surroundings of the work machine on the bird's-eye image before the operation of the work machine is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Masaomi Machida, Takeshi Kurihara
  • Patent number: 10713840
    Abstract: A method is provided, including the following method operations: using a robot having a plurality of sensors to acquire sensor data about a local environment; processing the sensor data to generate a spatial model of the local environment, the spatial model defining virtual surfaces that correspond to real surfaces in the local environment; further processing the sensor data to generate texture information that is associated to the virtual surfaces defined by the spatial model; tracking a location and orientation of a head-mounted display (HMD) in the local environment; using the spatial model, the texture information, and the tracked location and orientation of the HMD to render a view of a virtual space that corresponds to the local environment; presenting the view of the virtual environment through the HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Taylor, Erik Beran
  • Patent number: 10682911
    Abstract: A camera on a vehicle captures an image of the surroundings, and the image is presented in a window of the vehicle that is established by a transparent display such as an OLED display or transparent LCD display. The image from the camera is presented on the display according to the angle of the camera with respect to the vehicle, such that an occupant of the vehicle sees the image on the window substantially in the same relative location with respect to the surroundings as the occupant would see looking at the objects in the image through the window. In other embodiments images from a database are presented on the window superimposed onto background objects seen through the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Brant Candelore
  • Patent number: 10659662
    Abstract: A wearable camera includes a casing that hoses an imaging unit and includes a front surface in which a lens is exposed, and a rear surface in a direction along a vertical surface serving as a surface on a mounting side, an attachment surface that is formed on the rear surface and on which a casing holding member is detachably attached without screwing, and a protrusion that comes in contact with a magnet protruding from the casing near an upper end of the attachment surface and attached to the attachment surface to restrict downward movement of the casing with respect to the magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noboru Takada, Tatsuya Tobimatsu, Yasuhito Oomori
  • Patent number: 10606073
    Abstract: A head-up display (HUD) apparatus is provided. The HUD apparatus includes a display holder configured to hold a single planar multiple-pixel display. The HUD apparatus also includes a single reflective and transmissive lens that is configured to reflect an image from the planar multiple-pixel display toward a predetermined location of a user. The reflective and transmissive lens is further configured to at least partially collimate light from the planar multiple-pixel display to focus the image at a distance in front of the reflective and transmissive lens for each eye of two eyes of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Jason M. Black, Gregory A. Harrison, Julio Corsi
  • Patent number: 10598934
    Abstract: A head-mounted display apparatus including a main body, a mask, and a projection apparatus is provided. The mask is pivotally connected to the main body. The mask includes a reflection area. The reflection area has a first normal line. The projection apparatus is disposed inside the main body and adapted to project an image beam to a target. The projection apparatus includes a mirror. The mirror has a second normal line. An acute angle exists between normal projections of the first normal line and the second normal line on a reference plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Chi-Tang Hsieh, Chih-Hsien Tsai
  • Patent number: 10602081
    Abstract: When a vehicle stops due to a red light, an image of a scene viewed from a virtual point of view, which moves along a virtual point-of-view moving route, in a virtual line-of-sight direction is displayed on a head-up display. Assuming that a next intersection at which to change lane according to a guidance route is the target intersection, a combination of the virtual point of view and virtual line-of-sight direction is gradually changed from a combination in which a scene is viewed from the point of view of the user in the forward direction of the vehicle to a combination for taking a bird's eye view of a geographic range that includes the current position of the vehicle and then to a combination for taking a bird's eye view of a geographic range that includes the target intersection from a point near the target intersection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Takashi Nakayama, Hidetoshi Kadoya
  • Patent number: 10573271
    Abstract: The proposed display system providing in the motorcyclist's field of view all visual information needed for driving and maneuvering in form of the image projected into optical infinity in direction of the motorcycle travel so to watch the traffic situation the motorcyclist does not need to turn his head to the rear view mirrors with temporary interruption of eye contact with the road because of necessity of the visual apparatus readjusting, is realized by use of located in the motorcyclist's helmet the autonomous optoelectronic system including the display module with the programmable control unit forming in the motorcyclist's field of view the collimated image of sensors readings in the form of numbers and scales and also a TV image of rear hemisphere and the real-time picture according to GPS data: the connection between the equipment placed in the helmet and the motorcycle movement sensors. TV camera and GPS receiver is carried out using the Wi-Fi technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: EDS HOLDING GMBH
    Inventors: Matvey Lvovskiy, Aleksandr Efros, Artem Goldmann
  • Patent number: 10564419
    Abstract: A system to facilitate communication, in some embodiments, comprises a controller, storage in communication with the controller and storing resources available to the controller, and a plurality of wearable devices in wireless communication with the controller and with each other. Each of the plurality of wearable devices receives input and provides the input to at least one of the controller or another one of the plurality of wearable devices. The controller performs an action based at least on the resources and the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Dale E. Jamison, Robert L. Williams, Amir Bar
  • Patent number: 10558325
    Abstract: Systems and methods allow a user to interact with an augmented reality device. In one implementation, a wearable device for controlling operation of an on-board component includes a display; at least one sensor configured to provide an output indicative of a viewing direction of a user; and at least one processing device. The at least one processing device is configured to cause at least one graphical icon associated with a control of at least one aspect of the on-board component to be shown on the display; determine, based on the output of the at least one sensor, whether the user is looking in a direction of the at least one graphical icon; and initiate the control of the at least one aspect of the on-board component when the user is determined to be looking in the direction of the at least one graphical icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Upskill, Inc.
    Inventors: James Leighton Athey, Todd Richard Reily, Michael Anthony Sciscenti
  • Patent number: 10494792
    Abstract: A periphery monitoring apparatus of an operation machine, includes an acquisition unit acquiring a peripheral condition of the operation machine; an information output unit outputting information acquired by the acquisition unit; a lifted/lowered state detection unit detecting a lifted/lowered state of a lifting ladder provided in the operation machine; and an output control unit performing changing an output content in the information output unit in accordance with the lifted/lowered state of the lifting ladder, the output content being related to the information acquired by the acquisition unit, the lifted/lowered state being detected by the lifted/lowered state detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Masaomi Machida, Takeshi Kurihara
  • Patent number: 10499044
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system for viewing augmented, virtual, mixed, and combined reality environments. The system calculates the position and orientation of a movable display within physical space and translated those into an appropriate rendering of the content on the movable display also taking into account a head location for a viewer. The motion and location data for the movable display device and a viewer's head may be generated using trackers of various types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Athanos, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Giokaris, Michael Zyda, Joseph Sardone
  • Patent number: 10495895
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a method of displaying, via the display apparatus. The display apparatus includes an image source for rendering an image, a projection screen facing a direction at a predefined angle to a direction in which the rendered image is projected from the image source, an exit optical element facing the projection screen, a first polarizing element facing the image source and arranged to polarize a projection of the rendered image at a first polarization orientation, a first optical element arranged to reflect the polarized projection towards the projection screen, wherein the projection screen is arranged to unpolarize the polarized projection whilst reflecting the unpolarized projection towards the exit optical element, and a second polarizing element positioned between the projection screen and the exit optical element, arranged to polarize the unpolarized projection at a second polarization orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: VARJO TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Evgeny Shirko, Andrei Razumov, Oiva Arvo Oskari Sahlsten
  • Patent number: 10488657
    Abstract: Provided is a display device having high display quality. The head-up display device 100 comprises: a single display unit that outputs display light; an imaging position adjustment mirror that generates display light and display light upon receiving the display light, and sets a distance from the imaging position adjustment mirror to the position at which an image is formed by the display light to be longer than the distance from the imaging position adjustment mirror to the position at which an image is formed by the display light; a first screen disposed at the imaging position of the display light; and a second screen disposed at the imaging position of the display light. The light distribution angle of the second screen is set to be larger than the light distribution angle of the first screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON SEIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Megumi Sato
  • Patent number: 10481394
    Abstract: An optical filter having spectral properties that reflects light of a first wavelength band and transmits light of a second wavelength band that does not include the first wavelength band is provided between a greater distance optical system that displays a virtual image at a greater distance from an image reflection surface and a closer distance optical system that displays a virtual image at a closer distance from the image reflection surface. The optical filter aligns the optical paths of display light of the greater distance optical system and the closer distance optical system and guides the display light to the image reflection surface. Further, the powers of the greater distance optical system and the closer distance optical system are set to be different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masanao Kawana
  • Patent number: 10466858
    Abstract: Systems and methods allow a user to interact with an augmented reality device. In one implementation, a wearable device for providing a virtual menu to a user includes a display; at least one sensor configured to provide an output indicative of a viewing direction the user; and at least one processing device. The at least one processing device is configured to cause a virtual menu to be shown on the display; monitor a viewing direction of the user based on the output of the at least one sensor; determine, based on the monitored viewing direction, whether the user is looking in a direction of a selectable element of the virtual menu; determine an amount of time that the user looks in the direction of the selectable element; and cause at least one action associated with the selectable element if the amount of time exceeds a predetermined dwell time threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Upskill, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Adams Ballard, James Leighton Athey, Jeffrey Edward Jenkins, Todd Richard Reily, Harold Ronald Villanueva Tagunicar, Michael Anthony Sciscenti
  • Patent number: 10442295
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a display device provided in a vehicle, the display device including a first display configured to output first light forming first time information, a second display configured to output second light forming second visual information, and a light synthesizing unit disposed between the first and second displays and configured to transmit one of the first light and the second light and reflect another one so that the first light and the second light are directed to the same path, and wherein the light synthesizing unit is formed tiltable such that a reference angle formed between the light synthesizing unit and the first display varies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sangwon Kim, Kyunglack Kim, Junman Cho, Sangroc Hwang
  • Patent number: 10412315
    Abstract: The jacket camera comprises a jacket, left and right shoulder armors, and at least one camera. The left and right shoulder armors each comprise a slide-mount bracket into which the at last one camera may be mounted. The at least one camera comprises a first imaging device and a second imaging device and may therefore record video in a forward-looking direction and a rearward-looking direction simultaneously. The at least one camera comprise a camera housing, a battery, and a controller. The controller comprises a microprocessor, memory, and one or more communication circuits. The one or more communication circuits may allow the at least one camera to communicate with external devices either wirelessly or via a wired connection. The jacket camera comprises a smartphone application that allows a user to view recorded video and to control the operation of the at least one camera wirelessly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Timothy Rush
  • Patent number: 10403050
    Abstract: An aspect of the disclosure relates to an example marker identification and position tracking system configured to interface and work in conjunction with a marker device and camera system and to provide high fidelity tracking of user and object motion in a virtual and/or augmented reality experience. The example computing system enables use case scenarios in which certain computer aided design capabilities enable rapid creation/configuration of a multi-user, interactive, virtual reality, and/or augmented reality slide presentation experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: WorldViz, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew C. Beall, Christopher Coffin, Todd Hartwig
  • Patent number: 10380897
    Abstract: A vehicle system to assist a driver during a potential passing event of a passing vehicle includes a transceiver and a display. A passing assist module in communication with the transceiver and the display is configured to cause the transceiver to establish a wireless connection with a remote transceiver of a target vehicle and to receive a remote video signal from a camera and the remote transceiver associated with the target vehicle and cause the display of the passing vehicle to output at least one of a video signal and an image based on the remote video signal from the target vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Shiv G. Patel, Akram M. Abdel-Rahman, Ephraim C. Yuen
  • Patent number: 10382846
    Abstract: An avionics unit for an avionics network is disclosed having a light emitter to provide a modulated broadband optical signal. The avionics unit also includes a first optical interface and a second optical interface. The first optical interface is optically connected to the light emitter and is to receive a removable wavelength selective filter to extract a modulated narrowband optical signal from the modulated broadband optical signal. The second optical interface is optically connected to the first optical interface and is to output the modulated narrowband optical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
    Inventor: Kayvon Barad
  • Patent number: 10354129
    Abstract: A system for hand gesture recognition includes a display, camera, memory, and processor. When the processor is to execute instructions, the processor is to estimate one or more motion vectors of an object using a pair of consecutive frames and estimate an average motion vector of the object. The processor may also estimate an average motion vector of the object, determine a first histogram of optical flow (HOOF) based on the one or more motion vectors and the average motion vector, determine depth values based on motion vectors from the first HOOF, and determine a second histogram of optical flow (HOOF) based on the depth values. The processor is also to obtain a descriptor based on histogram values from a histogram of optical flow (HOOF) of the one or more motion vectors, a shape descriptor, and the average motion vector and classify the descriptor as a gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Oren Shamir, Ovadya Menadeva, Kfir Viente, Maoz Madmony
  • Patent number: 10331955
    Abstract: A process is provided for examining a loss of media of a motor vehicle. By use of a first camera arranged on a motor vehicle, a driving route in the area in front of a motor vehicle that is driving in the travel direction and is to be monitored is scanned. The route behind the motor vehicle to be monitored is scanned by way of a second camera arranged on a motor vehicle. When scanning the driving route, a forward image and a rearward image are acquired. The two images are compared for detecting a medium lost by the motor vehicle to be monitored. The corresponding medium can be classified. Appropriate actions can be automatically carried out corresponding to the classification of the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Daniel Liebau, Claudia Langner
  • Patent number: 10321064
    Abstract: A vehicular vision system includes a camera having an exterior field of view, an image processor that processes image data captured by the camera, a display for displaying images derived from captured image data, and a control. The control, at least in part responsive to processing of captured image data, determines presence of an object at least partially in the camera's field of view. Responsive to determination that a portion of the determined object is obstructed or outside of the camera's field of view, the control generates an augmented image that represents an augmented reality reproduction of at least that portion of the determined object. The display displays (i) video images derived from captured image data and (ii) the generated augmented image that represents the augmented reality reproduction of at least the portion of the determined object that is obstructed or outside of the camera's field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Thomas Wierich
  • Patent number: 10321124
    Abstract: A method comprising determining a view from a location, the view comprising visual information that is perceivable along a direction extending from the location, causing display of a visual representation of the view on a display such that the view is viewable by a user at a focal depth, determining a different view from the location, the different view comprising visual information that is perceivable along a different direction extending from the location, and causing display of a visual representation of the different view on the display such that the different view is viewable by the user at a different focal depth is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Leo Kärkkäinen, Mikko Uusitalo, Akos Vetek
  • Patent number: 10281085
    Abstract: A head-mounted wireless photographic apparatus has a first module, a second module movably connected to the first module, and a camera pivotally connected to the second module. The first module has two occipital abutting portions deposited on an end of the first module at a spaced interval. The second module has two forehead abutting portions deposited on an end of the second module at a spaced interval and being opposite to the two occipital abutting portions of the first module. A distance between the first module and the second module can be adjusted according to a user's head size to enable the two occipital abutting portions to abut against the back of the user's head and the two forehead abutting portions to abut against the forehead of the user. Then, the head-mounted wireless photographic apparatus can be mounted on the user's head firmly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: FASPRO SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Echin Shen
  • Patent number: 10254920
    Abstract: Systems and methods allow a user to interact with an augmented reality device. In one implementation, a wearable device for providing a virtual menu to a user includes a display; at least one sensor configured to provide an output indicative of a viewing direction of the user; and at least one processing device. The at least one processing device is configured to monitor a viewing direction of the user based on the output of the at least one sensor; provide a menu on the display; determine, based on the monitored viewing direction, whether the user is looking in a direction of the location of the menu on the display; and expand the menu if the user is determined to be looking in the direction of the location of the menu on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Upskill, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Richard Reily, Harold Ronald Villanueva Tagunicar, Michael Anthony Sciscenti
  • Patent number: 10216997
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for providing information in an augmented reality display are provided. In example embodiments, an initial continuous stream of image data captured by a client device is received. An object within the continuous stream of image data is initially identified. The continuous stream of image data is further received and comprises additional image data regarding the object. The additional image data provides more visual details and features of the object than the initially received image data. Using the additional visual data, the identification of the object is refined to indicate a specific type of object. Based on the refined identification of the object, a search for information pertaining to the specific type of object is performed. A result is formatted to be displayed with a real-time image of the object on the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Wai Kei So
  • Patent number: 10217343
    Abstract: A method of alerting a vehicle's driver. The method comprises receiving an azimuth value indicating a gazing direction of a head of the driver from a primary device placed on the driver, receiving a vehicle bearing value indicating a vehicle moving direction of the vehicle driven by the driver, calculating an angular difference between the azimuth value and the vehicle bearing value, generating an alert when the angular difference deviates from an angular threshold, and automatically presenting the alert to the driver in response to the angular difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: iOnRoad Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ohad Akiva, Dan Atsmon, Ram Dayan
  • Patent number: 10203497
    Abstract: A head mounted image display apparatus including an image projection section that forms an image and projects the image, a display section that displays the image projected by the image projection section, a control section that controls the image formation performed by the image projection section, a frame member that supports the display section, and a case member that is attached to the frame member and accommodates the image projection section and the control section, wherein the control section is located below the image projection section, and the case member includes an inner case that has a first rib surrounding the circumference of the control section and is located between the image projection section and the control section and an outer case that is attached to the frame member and covers the image projection section and the control section and further covers the inner case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuya Kamakura
  • Patent number: 10176382
    Abstract: Described is system and method for visual media reasoning. An input image is filtered using a first series of kernels tuned to represent objects of general categories, followed by a second series of sparse coding filter kernels tuned to represent objects of specialized categories, resulting in a set of sparse codes. Object recognition is performed on the set of sparse codes to generate object and semantic labels for the set of sparse codes. Pattern completion is performed on the object and semantic labels to recall relevant meta-data in the input image. Bi-directional feedback is used to fuse the input data with the relevant meta-data. An annotated image with information related to who is in the input image, what is in the input image, when the input image was captured, and where the input image was captured is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Yuri Owechko, Shanka R. Rao, Shinko Y. Cheng, Suhas E. Chelian, Rajan Bhattacharyya, Michael D. Howard
  • Patent number: 10137893
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to systems and methods for operating or controlling an ADAS mechanism. A first sensor of an ADAS mechanism can determine a potential obstacle to a vehicle, and a position of the potential obstacle relative to the first sensor. A second sensor can determine a gaze angle of a user of the vehicle. An activation engine in communication with the first sensor and the second sensor can determine a proximity of the gaze angle of the user to the determined position of the potential obstacle. The activation engine can control, in response to the determined proximity, an operation of the ADAS mechanism for responding to the potential obstacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Keith J. Hanna
  • Patent number: 10139629
    Abstract: Video sources and inertial sensors are attached to a weapon and to goggles. A computer receives video images from the weapon- and goggles-mounted sources and inertial data from the sensors. The computer calculates a location for an image from the weapon-mounted source within an image from the goggles-mounted source using the inertial sensor data. The sensor-based location is checked (and possibly adjusted) based on a comparison of the images. A database contains information about real-world objects in a field of view of the goggles-mounted source, and is used to generate icons or other graphics concerning such objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Science Applications International Corporation
    Inventors: John Richard Scales, Michael Harris Rodgers
  • Patent number: 10110805
    Abstract: Head mountable camera devices, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Itzhak Pomerantz, Yaron Bar, Rahav Yairi, Menahem Lasser
  • Patent number: 10110795
    Abstract: A camera system and method capture image data with a camera, a data storage device electrically connected to the camera and configured to store the video data and/or a communication device electrically connected to the camera and configured to communicate the image data to a system receiver located remote from the camera. The system receiver may be located onboard a vehicle such that an operator can carry the camera off board the vehicle and communicate the image data back to the vehicle, when performing, for example, work on the vehicle or inspecting the vehicle or the environs of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mark Bradshaw Kraeling, Michael Scott Miner, Shannon Joseph Clouse, Anwarul Azam, Matthew Lawrence Blair, Nidhi Naithani, Dattaraj Jagdish Rao, Anju Bind, Sreyashi Dey Chaki, Scott Daniel Nelson, Nikhil Uday Naphade, Wing Yeung Chung, Daniel Malachi Ballesty, Glenn Robert Shaffer, Jeffrey James Kisak
  • Patent number: 10055642
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes detecting, at a wearable computing device, a first direction of a first stare, wherein the wearable computing device includes a head-mountable display unit, identifying a target based on the detected first direction, and based on a determination that a first time duration of the first stare is greater than or equal to a first predetermined time threshold, identifying information relevant to the target and displaying the identified information on the display unit. Subsequent to displaying the identified information, the method includes detecting a second stare that is directed at the target or at the displayed information, and based on a determination that a second time duration of the second stare is greater than or equal to a second predetermined time threshold, identifying additional information relevant to the target, and displaying the additional information on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Luis Ricardo Prada Gomez, Alejandro Kauffmann
  • Patent number: 10032388
    Abstract: A welding helmet system is provided. The welding helmet system includes a protective shell and a welding display system. The welding display system is configured to be removably coupled to the protective shell. The welding display system is configured to receive data from a sensor, and to display a welding metric derived from the sensor via the image generation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Eric Thomas Sommers, Nishank Rudresh Patel
  • Patent number: 10026151
    Abstract: A script-driven head-up display controller comprising an image warping unit and an image projection unit wherein the image warping unit is coupled to the image projection unit and is adapted to: receive a line-based warping descriptor comprising first information associated with a distortion caused by a non-flat display; and, in response to the reception of the line-based warping descriptor, the image warping unit is further adapted to, based on the line-based warping descriptor: fetch one or more lines of the source image; and, output to the image projection unit at least one output line of the output image associated with an electronic image warping of one or more pixels of the one or more input lines, and wherein the line-based warping descriptor further comprises second information associated with buffer management instructions calculated off-line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Andreas Staudenmaier, Kshitij Bajaj, Chanpreet Singh
  • Patent number: 9995995
    Abstract: A head-up display device with dust cover, which includes a base, a display module, a reflective module, an anti-dust cover and an electric drive module, wherein the anti-dust cover at least includes a first cover body and a second cover body, the electric drive module is provided to flip the second cover body, so that the first cover body and the second cover body may be driven to cover an opening of the base, to thereby prevent dust from falling inside the base when a user wipes dust off, to achieve anti-dust purpose and ensure smooth operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: E-LEAD ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Stephen Chen
  • Patent number: 9972215
    Abstract: A system for providing visual cues to a welder via an augmented reality display for a sequence of operations. The system includes an imaging device that identifies the orientation of an assembly to be welded. Welding operations are associated with locations on the assembly where the welder is to perform the operation. Based on the current field of view and the orientation of the assembly, the system determines whether the location on the assembly is within the field of view of the welder and provides a visual cue to the welder based on the orientation and the field of view. The power source of the welding device may be varied based on the image data received during the welding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Lincoln Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph A. Daniel
  • Patent number: 9952431
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a head-up display device with driving video recorder, which includes a device body, a camera lens, an adjustment module, a display module and a reflective sheet, a virtual image reflected and enlarged by the reflective sheet is overlapped with images of the road ahead, such an integrated device combined with a head-up display device and a driving video recorder is provided for a to driver to see driving information and images of the road at the same time, and an angle of a front side camera lens is provided to be adjusted according to demands, to thereby improve driving safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: E-LEAD ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Stephen Chen
  • Patent number: 9922560
    Abstract: A first plurality of traffic data transmitted by a first client device associated with a first vehicle may be received. The received first plurality of traffic data may be stored in a database according to a license plate of the first vehicle. A second plurality of traffic data transmitted by a second client device associated with a second vehicle may be received. The license plate of the first vehicle may be identified within the received second plurality of traffic data using at least one image recognition technique. The identified license plate may be determined to be stored in the database. The first plurality of traffic data may be transmitted to the second client device based on determining the identified license plate is stored in the database. The transmitted first plurality of traffic data may be displayed within a user interface associated with the second client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Randy V. Kamajaya, Tien Hiong Lee, Konstantin Levinski, Harjoben Singh
  • Patent number: 9846304
    Abstract: Display control that extends a user's visual ability is accomplished. By wearing an eyeglass-type or headgear-type mounting unit, he or she is allowed to see display means disposed in front of his or her eyes. By causing a part of a screen area of the display means to be in a through-state and a display with a display image signal to be executed, the user can see an image of a scene different from a scene that he or she ordinarily sees with a display of the display image signal while he or she can see the ordinary visual scene with the through-state area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Masaaki Tsuruta, Taiji Ito, Masamichi Asukai, Kan Ebisawa
  • Patent number: 9848120
    Abstract: A system and method for recording video that combines video capture, touch-screen and voice-control technologies into an integrated system that produces cleanly edited, short-duration, compliant video files that exactly capture a moment after it has actually occurred The present invention maintains the device in a ready state that is always ready to capture video up to N seconds or minutes in the past (where N depends on available system memory). This enables the user to run the system indefinitely without having to worry about running out of storage. Touch gestures and voice commands actually initiate captures without having to actually monitor the system itself thereby allowing for complete focus on the live action itself. When the user sees something happen, he or she can use an appropriate voice or touch command to cause the system to create a video media file based on time points derived from the user's commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Fast Model Technology LLC
    Inventors: Albert Tsai, David Yip