Superimposing Visual Information On Observers Field Of View (e.g., Head-up Arrangement, Etc.) Patents (Class 359/630)
  • Patent number: 11523063
    Abstract: Annotation techniques are implemented in an augmented reality environment. A user is presented with a GUI configured to place three-dimensional virtual annotations in an environment displayed via the user's computing device. The GUI presents a central GUI element that is center-locked with respect to the environment displayed via the user's computing device. The central GUI element is coplanar to a detected surface of the environment on which the central GUI element is virtually located. The annotation may be a three-dimensional arrow. While viewing the environment, a preview of the three-dimensional arrow pointing towards the central GUI element is presented to the user. Upon providing user input, the arrow is placed on the detected surface. The user may provide additional input that rotates the three-dimensional arrow around the central GUI element before placing the arrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Cedric Khanntipo Ith, Gregory Bishop Bahm, Xonatia Ravelle Lee, Josiah Michael McClanahan
  • Patent number: 11513373
    Abstract: A diffraction grating includes a substrate and a plurality of fringes supported by the substrate. The fringes run parallel to each other in a first direction. A refractive index of a material of the plurality of fringes is anisotropic, whereby a refractive index contrast of the diffraction grating depends on direction of electric field of an impinging light beam, and through that dependence is a function of an azimuthal angle of the impinging light beam. A dependence of the diffraction efficiency on the azimuthal angle is affected by the dependence of the refractive index contrast on the direction of electric field of an impinging light beam. A pupil-replicating waveguide may use such a diffraction grating as a coupler for in- our out-coupling image light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Siddharth Buddhiraju, Yu Shi, Ningfeng Huang, Hee Yoon Lee, Pasi Saarikko
  • Patent number: 11513357
    Abstract: An image display device includes, an imaging light generation part configured to generate an imaging light having a single color, a light-guiding plate, an incident side diffraction element provided at a light incident part of the light-guiding plate, and configured to cause the imaging light to enter the light-guiding plate, an exit side diffraction element provided at a light emitting part of the light-guiding plate, and configured to cause the imaging light propagating within the light-guiding plate to exit, and an angle dependent reflective film provided between the light-guiding plate and the exit side diffraction element, and having a reflectance varying depending on magnitude of a propagation angle of the imaging light, in which the reflectance for the imaging light propagating at a relatively small propagation angle is larger than the reflectance for the imaging light propagating at a relatively large propagation angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Osamu Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 11514687
    Abstract: A control system using an in-vehicle gesture input, and more particularly, a system for receiving a vehicle occupant's gesture and controlling the execution of vehicle functions. The control system using an in-vehicle gesture input includes an input unit configured to receive a user's gesture, a memory configured to store a control program using an in-vehicle gesture input therein, and a processor configured to execute the control program. The processor performs an information display control for areas layered in a windshield screen according to the user's gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Joon Ahn, Seung Hwan Lee
  • Patent number: 11505273
    Abstract: A straddle type vehicle characterized by comprising: an air guiding plate arranged on a front side of the straddle type vehicle; and a display control unit configured to display information concerning automatic traveling control of the straddle type vehicle, wherein the display control unit displays the information concerning the automatic traveling control on the air guiding plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kihoko Kaita, Masashi Hagimoto, Yoshiyuki Kuroba, Hiroshi Maeda
  • Patent number: 11508700
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are display devices having a left projector and a right projector. According to certain embodiments, a display device includes a first display package having a first LED die, a second LED die, a third LED die, and a first backplane die that is electrically connected to the first LED die, the second LED die, and the third LED die. Each of the first LED die, the second LED die, and the third LED die is symmetric about a first plane that is parallel to an emission direction of the first LED die and perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the first LED die. The first backplane die is symmetric about a second plane that is parallel to the emission direction of the first LED die and parallel to the longitudinal direction of the first LED die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: META PLATFORMS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Rajendra D. Pendse
  • Patent number: 11508097
    Abstract: Disclosed is an approach for generating interactive visualizations for multi-nodal transfers that may involve terminal nodes and multiple transitional nodes by using various protocols to acquire data from computing systems or devices associated with each node. A first visualization layer comprising a set of geographic or physical indicators in a multi-nodal transfer route (which comprises a set of three or more nodes) may be generated. API protocols (and/or non-API protocols) corresponding to each node in the transfer route may be identified. The protocols may be executed to obtain, from computing systems and devices associated with the nodes, data packets used to generate a second visualization layer, which may comprise graphics that visually depict details of a transfer along the transfer route. An overlay of visualization layers may be displayed such that the graphics are displayed in association with multiple nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Andriy Fedorchuk, Rajiv Ranjan, Sreenath Sandru, Shivani Singh
  • Patent number: 11506888
    Abstract: A gaze tracking system for use by the driver of a vehicle includes an opaque frame circumferentially enclosing a transparent field of view of the driver, light emitting diodes coupled to the opaque frame for emitting infrared light onto various regions of the driver's eye gazing through the transparent field of view, and diodes for sensing intensity of infrared light reflected off of various regions of the driver's eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: NVIDIA CORP.
    Inventors: Eric Whitmire, Kaan Aksit, Michael Stengel, Jan Kautz, David Luebke, Ben Boudaoud
  • Patent number: 11500208
    Abstract: Images perceived to be substantially full color or multi-colored may be formed using component color images that are distributed in unequal numbers across a plurality of depth planes. The distribution of component color images across the depth planes may vary based on color. In some embodiments, a display system includes a stack of waveguides that each output light of a particular color, with some colors having fewer numbers of associated waveguides than other colors. The stack of waveguides may include by multiple pluralities (e.g., first and second pluralities) of waveguides, each configured to produce an image by outputting light corresponding to a particular color. The total number of waveguides in the second plurality of waveguides is less than the total number of waveguides in the first plurality of waveguides, and may be more than the total number of waveguides in a third plurality of waveguides, in embodiments where three component colors are utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian T. Schowengerdt, Hong Hua, Hui-Chuan Cheng, Christophe Peroz
  • Patent number: 11498696
    Abstract: An apparatus to improve a situational awareness of a pilot or driver controlling a vehicle using a control appliance. The control appliance includes a display for depicting surroundings of the vehicle, and the vehicle includes a missile warner and a sensor for fine tracking (FTS) configured to provide high-resolution images for a tracking of an approaching missile detected by the missile warner. The apparatus also includes a control unit, configured to couple a directable line-of-sight of the FTS with the display, and to employ the high-resolution images of the FTS to improve the depiction of the surroundings of the vehicle on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: HENSOLDT SENSORS GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Assel, Andrea Thum-Jaeger
  • Patent number: 11493762
    Abstract: There is provided a head mounted display including: an optical system comprising: right-eye and left-eye optical systems that guide a real image light and right-eye and left-eye virtual image lights; and an optical element comprising: first polarization plates disposed at emission sides of the right-eye and left-eye optical systems; wherein the right-eye virtual image light from the right-eye optical system and the left-eye virtual image light from the left-eye optical system are blocked by the first polarization plate at the emission side of the left-eye optical system and by that of the right-eye optical system respectively; and at least one of: first wave plates disposed at the emission sides of the right-eye and left-eye optical systems so that the real image light from the right-eye and left-eye optical systems passes therethrough; and second wave plates disposed at incident sides of the right-eye and left-eye optical systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD Corporation
    Inventors: Hisashi Oka, Tetsuji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11493772
    Abstract: A Head Mounted Display (HMD) includes a pixel array having multiple pixels configured in a two-dimensional surface, each pixel providing multiple light beams forming an image provided to a user. The HMD also includes a first optical element configured to provide a central portion of a field of view for the image through an eyebox that limits a volume including a pupil of the user, and a second optical element configured to provide a peripheral portion of the field of view for the image through the eyebox, wherein the peripheral portion of the field of view comprises at least one steradian of a user's field of view at a resolution of at least fifteen arcminutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Wheelwright, Kieran Connor Kelly, Ying Geng
  • Patent number: 11490673
    Abstract: The headwear with integrated image projector comprises an image projector and a hat. The hat may be adapted to be worn upon a head of a wearer. The image projector may be coupled to the hat. The hat may project a projected image from the hat onto a viewing surface using the image projector. In some embodiments, the image projector may be coupled to a first position of the hat and the viewing surface may be a second position of the hat. As a non-limiting example, the first position may be the front of the hat bowl and the second position may be the top surface of the hat brim. In some embodiments, the hat having the image projector may comprise a wireless communication interface such that the image projector may communicate with an application program running on a wearer's smartphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventor: Otis Wilson
  • Patent number: 11487125
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods provide for the prevention of laser light escaping a foldable wearable heads-up display (WHUD) when the WHUD is folded. For a WHUD that adopts the form factor of conventional eyeglasses or sunglasses, enabling the WHUD to fold “like glasses” can cause an interruption in the optical path of display light and enable display light to escape into the external environment. This can be hazardous when laser light is used to provide display light. Systems, devices, and methods that automatically detect, sense, and/or respond to the fold configuration state of a WHUD are described. When the WHUD is unfolded a laser-based display operates normally. When the WHUD is folded the laser-based display is disabled to prevent laser light from projecting out of the WHUD through the folded region. Proximity sensors and laser light containing mechanisms also may be employed as alternative or supplementary safety elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Stuart James Myron Nicholson, Andrew S. Logan
  • Patent number: 11488316
    Abstract: An optical system is provided. The optical system includes an image generator configured to output image signals for configuring a virtual image, and an infrared (IR) image signal, a multipath optical element configured to guide the beams, a diffraction grating configured to diffract parts of the output beams and transmit other parts of the output beams, an outcoupler configured to allow the diffracted beams to exit the multipath optical element, a first camera configured to sense a pattern of reflection of an IR beam exiting the outcoupler, an IR filter diffraction element, a second camera configured to sense a pattern of reflection of the IR beam projected toward the real world, and a processor configured to determine a line of sight of a user based on the pattern sensed by the first camera, and to determine depth information of the object based on the pattern sensed by the second camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chi-yul Yoon, Ji-Woon Yeom, Jae-Eun Kang
  • Patent number: 11487413
    Abstract: For realistic mounting simulation of an image device, a mobile device according to one embodiment comprises: a display; a camera for photographing a space in which the image device is to be mounted; a user interface unit for receiving a user's input; and a control unit for controlling the display so that an image of the space photographed by the camera is displayed together with a grid, and controlling the display so that a virtual image of the image device, of which the size has been adjusted in response to the user's input, is displayed on the grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min Sun Park, Sung Hyun Jang, Eun Young Choi, Ji-Youn Han
  • Patent number: 11480801
    Abstract: The disclosed flexible facial interface assemblies for head-mounted display systems may include a rigid support frame element and a flexible facial interface frame element. The rigid support frame element may be shaped and configured to physically support a display of a head-mounted display system in front of a user's eyes when the facial interface assembly is worn by the user. The flexible facial interface frame element may be configured to flex to conform to the user's facial features when the facial interface assembly is worn by the user. An outer periphery of the flexible facial interface frame element may be independently movable relative to an outer periphery of the rigid support frame element. Various other systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Quintin Morris, Shane Michael Ellis, Scott Andrew Dallmeyer, Peter Wesley Bristol, David Michael Pickett, Joel Bernard Jacobs, Yi-Yaun Chen, Enric Vial Roig
  • Patent number: 11474575
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to thermal management systems for head-worn computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Robert Michael Lohse, Michael Van Huynh
  • Patent number: 11474357
    Abstract: An augmented reality display device includes a micro-display; a relay lens array configured to be disposed at the rear stage of the micro-display and having a combination of two or more spherical or aspherical lenses; a combiner configured to be disposed at the rear stage of the relay lens array to project laterally an image light emitted from the relay lens array to a substrate to be described later and implement an ultra-short throw image using together with the relay lens array; a transparent or translucent substrate configured to form an image by projecting the image light transmitted from the combiner on the substrate; and a coating or film configured to be attached to one surface of a component part of the relay lens array, the combiner or the substrate so as to reflect, penetrate or refract the image light transmitted from the micro display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: PRAZEN.CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Heekyung Kim
  • Patent number: 11467410
    Abstract: A display apparatus of the present disclosure includes: a left eyepiece display unit including a left-eye image display device and a left eyepiece optical system guiding a displayed left-eye display image to a left eye; and a right eyepiece display unit including a right-eye image display device and a right eyepiece optical system guiding a displayed right-eye display image to a right eye, and an image magnification upon observation by both eyes is twice or more. The left eyepiece optical system and the right eyepiece optical system each include a plurality of single lenses, and at least one of the single lenses is a free-form surface lens including a resin material. At least one of the single lenses is arranged in at least one of an eccentric state or a rotated state with respect to an optical axis of the left-eye image display device or the right-eye image display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuharu Matsumoto, Mamoru Suzuki, Susumu Ichikawa, Takatoshi Matsuyama, Masatoshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11467717
    Abstract: Techniques for optimizing window resize actions for a remoted application are provided, where the remoted application has a server-side window running within a remote desktop of a server system, and where the server-side window is made accessible to a user of a client system as a client-side window displayed in a client desktop of the client system. In one embodiment, the client system can receive from the server system a notification that the server-side window is being resized in the remote desktop, and can determine that the user is currently entering one or more input commands for resizing the server-side window. In response, the client system can send a message to the server system for canceling the resizing of the server-side window. The client system can then allow the user to resize the client-side window via the one or more input commands, while the server-side window remains a fixed size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Gregory Gross
  • Patent number: 11467405
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device according to the present disclosure. In the electronic device according to the present disclosure, a light source unit is disposed to be parallel to a first optical axis formed when eyes of the user look straight ahead; The electronic device according to the present disclosure may be associated with an artificial intelligence module, a robot, an augmented reality (AR) device, a virtual reality (VR) device, a device related to a 5G service, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Changkyu Hwang, Sungchul Shin, Seungyong Shin, Dongyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 11460707
    Abstract: A head-mounted display (HMD) apparatus comprises a head attachment unit comprising a first attachment member configured to attach the HMD to a user's head when the HMD is worn by the user and a first element having an adjustable weight distribution, and an adjustment unit configured to adjust a distribution of the weight of the HMD based on user profile information associated with the user, wherein the adjustment unit is configured to adjust the weight distribution of the first element of the HMD based on the user profile information by adjusting a configuration of one or more mobile components of the first element without adjusting a position or an orientation of the first element with respect to the HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Richard James Forster, Andrew William Walker, Matthew Sanders, Jessica Rose Grant
  • Patent number: 11454783
    Abstract: A near eye display system can include a first triplet lens arranged in a tile fashion and configured to be associated with a left eye. The near eye display system also can include a second triplet lens arranged in the tile fashion and configured to be associated with a right eye. A multiple display system can be paired with the first triplet lens and the second triplet lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Igor Stamenov
  • Patent number: 11448879
    Abstract: An augmented reality device can include an outer housing, an attachment component, a camera, and a display arrangement. The outer housing can have a transparent front and back arranged to allow a user to see therethrough. The attachment component can removably attach the augmented reality device to user eyewear. The camera can capture images through the outer housing front. The display arrangement can provide a virtual display at an angle to the user looking through the augmented reality device. The display arrangement can include an image emitting component, a prism component, a projecting optic component, a combining optic component, and a unibody optics enclosure. The augmented reality device can also include a processor and a memory configured to store and retrieve buffer clips of captured images, and a wireless communication component configured for communications with outside devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Benjamin Raymond Heald, Bobak Tavangar, Austin Wilson, Venkat Rangan
  • Patent number: 11448810
    Abstract: A display device for displaying images conveying depth information comprises a first display unit for representing first image information on a first screen. The first display unit comprises the first screen with a holographic optical element, HOE, provided thereon, and a first light source for providing light for illuminating the first screen. The display device further comprises a second display unit for representing second image information. The second display unit comprises a second light source for providing light with a plurality of predetermined discrete wavelengths for creating the second image information, and a second screen which is provided in parallel or oriented at an acute angle relative to the first screen in order to project the second image information onto the first screen and thereby generate a virtual image corresponding to the second image information behind the first screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Axel Torschmied, Giang-Nam Nguyen, Ryo Kajiura
  • Patent number: 11442243
    Abstract: The head mounted display device includes a tube, a reflecting mirror, an infrared camera, and an imaging lens. The reflecting mirror is arranged in the tube. The reflecting mirror has a first plane and a second plane connected in sequence, wherein the first plane and the second plane have normal vectors that are not parallel to each other. The infrared camera receives the reflected image beam from the second plane of the reflecting mirror, wherein the second plane of the reflecting mirror receives the image beam to generate the reflected image beam. The imaging lens is arranged at the first open end of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Yen-Fang Cheng, Iok Kan Choi, Qing-Long Deng
  • Patent number: 11428937
    Abstract: Improved wearable optics is disclosed. The wearable optics comprises a frame member and a lens. The wearable optics also includes circuitry within the frame member for enhancing the use of the wearable optics. A system and method in accordance with the present invention is directed to a variety of ways to enhance the use of eyeglasses. They are: (1) media focals, that is, utilizing the wearable optics for its intended purpose and enhancing that use by using imaging techniques to improve the vision of the user; (2) telecommunications enhancements that allow the eyeglasses to be integrated with telecommunication devices such as cell phones or the like; and (3) entertainment enhancements that allow the wearable optics to be integrated with devices such as MP3 players, radios, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Percept Technologies
    Inventor: Scott W. Lewis
  • Patent number: 11429265
    Abstract: One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for controlling an output device are provided. For example, features are extracted from data points of an object. A set of data points are identified from the data points based upon the set of data points having features corresponding to target features. Marker elements are assigned to the set of data points. A mapping structure is used to assign output indicators to the marker elements. The output device is controlled to provide output indicators assigned to marker elements as the marker elements become a current focus of the user navigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: YAHOO ASSETS LLC
    Inventors: Sukriti Chadha, Jean-Baptiste Maurice Queru, Darren Burton, Gary Moulton, Michael Brent Shebanek
  • Patent number: 11422389
    Abstract: Eyewear is provided including a frame, and a camera connected with the frame, in which the camera is configured to be controlled by a remote controller. The camera may be configured to capture video and/or a photo. The eyewear may include data storage, and the camera may be connected to the data storage. A wrist watch may be configured to act both as a time piece and a controller of the camera. The eyewear may also include a heads up display and/or a video file player. The eyewear may also include an electro-active lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: e-Vision Smart Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Blum, William Kokonaski, Dwight Duston
  • Patent number: 11422373
    Abstract: An optical device for a head-mounted display device includes a first partial reflector and a second partial reflector positioned relative to the first partial reflector so that the second partial reflector receives first light transmitted through the first partial reflector and reflects at least a portion of the first light toward the first partial reflector as second light. At least a portion of the second light is reflected by the first partial reflector as third light, and at least a portion of the third light is transmitted through the second partial reflector. At least one of the first partial reflector or the second partial reflector includes a reflective holographic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Maimone, Junren Wang, Barry Silverstein
  • Patent number: 11420558
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an interior trim part of a motor vehicle which comprises: a shaped part made of glass or a glass-like material which is arranged on the side of the interior trim part facing the interior of the motor vehicle, a thin-film display device which as seen from the motor vehicle interior is arranged behind the shaped part or is integrated therein, and a control device for activating the thin-film display device, so that the latter transmits an image through the shaped part to the interior of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: International Automotive Components Group GmbH
    Inventors: Huib Seegers, Henk Rijpkema, Carter Scott Cannon
  • Patent number: 11420079
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an in-mask display or feedback system having a lens coupled to a face blank of the mask, the lens covering a facepiece. The feedback system includes a display apparatus coupled to the facepiece, and disposed within an interior of the mask, the display apparatus being powered by a first power source coupled to a housing of the display apparatus. The feedback system further includes a recording device (e.g., a camera) coupled to the face blank, the recording device operable to communicate data (e.g., wirelessly or wired) with the display apparatus. In some approaches, the recording device is powered by a second power source. In other approaches, the first power source provides power to both the recording device and the display apparatus. In another approach, the display apparatus includes an adjustment aperture formed therethrough to allow adjustment of an eye piece housing a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Darin Kyle Thompson, Eric James Bassani, Graham Peter Wilson, Troy Alan Baker, Kyle Dane Hudson, Christopher Ward, Longin James Kloc, Kimberly Michelle Henry
  • Patent number: 11422620
    Abstract: A wearable device may include a head-mounted display (HMD) for rendering a three-dimensional (3D) virtual object which appears to be located in an ambient environment of a user of the display. The relative positions of the HMD and one or more eyes of the user may not be in desired positions to receive image information outputted by the HMD. For example, the HMD-to-eye vertical alignment may be different between the left and right eyes. The wearable device may determine if the HMD is level on the user's head and may then provide the user with a left-eye alignment marker and a right-eye alignment marker. Based on user feedback, the wearable device may determine if there is any left-right vertical misalignment and may take actions to reduce or minimize the effects of any misalignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Bjorn Nicolaas Servatius Vlaskamp
  • Patent number: 11416026
    Abstract: The various embodiments disclosed in the present document relate to wearable electronic devices. A wearable electronic device can be provided, according to various embodiments of the present document, comprising: a housing for accommodating electronic components; at least one band; and a connector, a relative position of which can be adjusted with respect to the band, wherein the connector comprises: a connector housing; a spur gear engaged with at least a portion of the band; a wheel disposed inside the connector housing, coaxial with the spur gear, and at least partially exposed to the outside of the connector housing; a circular plate coaxial with the wheel and of which at least a portion is inserted into a circular recess formed in the wheel; and a first pawl of which at least a portion is inserted into a recess guide channel formed in the circular plate and which engages along the inner circumferential surface of the circular recess. In addition, various other embodiments can be implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyoungjin Ahn
  • Patent number: 11415807
    Abstract: A headset system is described herein including a number of features including a frame and optical element. The headset system may include different combinations of bumper systems to permit the headset to accommodate different sized or dimensioned mobile device for use with the headset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Mira Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Montana Reed, Norio Fujikawa, Oliver Henderson, Sean Missal, Scott Pancioli, Nicci Cazares, Tom Cohlmia, Simon Gatrall, Jessica Gilbertson, Shawn Levin, David Rinaldis
  • Patent number: 11409109
    Abstract: A HMD includes a display block. The display block combines light from a local area with image light to form an augmented scene. The display block also provides the augmented scene to an eyebox corresponding a location of a user's eye. The display block includes a waveguide display, a focusing assembly and a compensation assembly. The waveguide display emits the image light. The focusing assembly includes a focusing geometric phase lens and presents the augmented scene at a focal distance. The compensation assembly includes a compensation geometric phase lens that has an axis of orientation orthogonal to an axis of orientation of the focusing geometric phase lens. The compensation assembly compensates the optical power of the focusing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Wai Sze Tiffany Lam
  • Patent number: 11409108
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a near-eye display panel and a near-eye display device. The near-eye display panel includes a spherical display element, and a lens array located at a light emission side of the spherical display element. Lenses of the lens array are arranged on a spherical surface, the lens array and the spherical display element share a common spherical center, and a distance between each lens of the lens array and the spherical display element is configured such that a light beam emitted from each pixel point of the spherical display element is collimated after passing through the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jian Gao
  • Patent number: 11402899
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes an infrared ray module, a camera module, and a display module including an active area through which an image is displayed and a non-active area adjacent to the active area and including a high transmittance area and a low transmittance area which are defined in the active area. The high transmittance area includes a first transmission area and a second transmission area, the camera module overlaps the first transmission area, and the infrared ray module overlaps the second transmission area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Sungkook Park, Hyosun Kim, Young-Jun Seo, Yongwoo Yi
  • Patent number: 11398208
    Abstract: An information display apparatus capable of reducing the viewpoint movement of a driver and achieving safer driving in consideration of the relationship between the traveling speed and the stopping distance of a vehicle is provided. The information display apparatus is configured to display image information in a transportation and comprises a HUD apparatus disposed between a windshield of the transportation and an instrument panel of the transportation. The HUD apparatus detects a viewpoint position of a driver; and displays a virtual image of the image information in front of the transportation by reflecting light emitted from the HUD apparatus to display the image information by the windshield. The HUD apparatus is configured to set a display position of the virtual image in accordance with movement of the viewpoint position of the driver who is driving the transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Hirata, Akio Misawa, Takumi Nakada
  • Patent number: 11390209
    Abstract: A lighting system for a local vehicle, comprising: a head lamp including a low-beam lamp for shining low-beam light in a first zone, and a first high-beam lamp for shining first high-beam light in the first zone; a sensory cluster for detecting a remote vehicle proximate to the local vehicle, the sensory cluster including a distance sensor for determining a distance of the remote vehicle from the local vehicle, and a velocity sensor for determining a velocity of the remote vehicle with respect to the local vehicle; and a lighting controller for determining a minimum-distance target time when the remote vehicle will reach a minimum distance from the local vehicle based on the distance of the remote vehicle and the velocity of the remote vehicle, and for controlling the operation of the first high-beam lamp based on the distance of the remote vehicle and the velocity of the remote vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Grote Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Suyash Kulkarni, Sankalp Pampattiwar, Brian Norris, Cesar Perez-Bolivar
  • Patent number: 11385465
    Abstract: A curved light guide can be used as an imaging optical unit or as part of an imaging optical unit for an HMD. The light guide can be arranged in front of at least one eye and have a concave curvature, as seen from the eye. The light can include a back surface facing the eye and a front surface facing away from the eye, an input coupling structure for coupling light into the light guide in such a way that light is guided through the light guide with reflection at the front surface and/or the back surface, and an output coupling structure for coupling out the light guided through the light guide. The light guide can have a diverging structure, the absolute value of the focal length of which is less than or equal to the radius of curvature of the light guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: tooz technologies GmbH
    Inventor: Holger Muenz
  • Patent number: 11385594
    Abstract: A holographic display with an illumination device, an enlarging unit and a light modulator. The illumination device includes at least one light source and a light collimation unit, the light collimation unit collimates the light of the at least one light source and generates a light wave field of the light that is emitted by the light source with a specifiable angular spectrum of plane waves, the enlarging unit is disposed downstream of the light collimation unit, seen in the direction of light propagation, where the enlarging unit includes a transmissive volume hologram realising an anamorphic broadening of the light wave field due to a transmissive interaction of the light wave field with the volume hologram, and the light modulator is disposed upstream or downstream of the anamorphic enlarging unit, seen in the direction of light propagation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: SEEREAL TECHNOLOGIES S.A.
    Inventor: Gerald Futterer
  • Patent number: 11378804
    Abstract: A display device configured to emit image light to display an image, and a camera or an illuminance sensor as an external light sensor configured to sense external light are provided, and the camera or the illuminance sensor is positioned to overlap a visually transparent light-guiding unit forming a front-of-eye part of the display device in an emission direction of the image light. Thus, the direction of sensing the external light in the illuminance sensor and the camera is set correspondingly to the direction of the line of sight of the viewer and a state, where these are located in the proximity of the eye of the viewer, is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Terashima
  • Patent number: 11372250
    Abstract: A head-mounted display including a display module is provided. The display module includes a light source configured to provide a light beam and a combiner disposed on a transmission path of the light beam. The combiner includes a plurality of reflective elements spaced apart from each other and obliquely disposed. A maximum width of each of the plurality of reflective elements along an oblique direction thereof is less than 4 mm and greater than 10 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Jiun-Yi Lien, Bo-Han Lyu, Meng-Ko Tsai, Yin-Tung Lu
  • Patent number: 11370360
    Abstract: A tangent line, described next, is, in top view, parallel to a straight line extending in a width direction of the display surface in a range in which the attitude can be changed. The tangent line is present on a plane orthogonal to the up-down direction of the automobile, and contacts a center of the final reflective surface. In top view, of an angle formed by a straight line connecting a center of the final reflective surface with a center of the display surface and the tangent line of the final reflective surface, a supplementary angle which is supplementary to an angle that is on a rear side of the automobile and that is on a side where the observer is present is an acute angle of less than 90 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norihiro Imamura, Kenji Nagatomi, Michihiro Yamagata, Shoji So, Keiichi Matsuzaki
  • Patent number: 11372476
    Abstract: A low-profile eye-tracking system for an off-visor helmet-mounted display (HMD) includes annular illuminators clipped to, and aligned with, the terminal component (e.g., the emitter or combiner) of the HMD optical chain. The illuminators include visible-light or IR light sources mounted around the circumference of the illuminator for bouncing light off the visor's inner surface and into the pilot's left or right eye (the HMD may include separate eye-tracking systems for each eye). Image sensors are positioned to sequentially capture images of the illuminated eyes reflected off the visor surface. HMD onboard electronics analyze the captured image sequence to determine the azimuth and elevation of the pilot's eye relative to the centerline of the HMD optics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Bobby D. Foote, Brock A. Macknick, Jeffrey E. Crow
  • Patent number: 11366318
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device. The electronic device includes: a display; a communicator comprising a circuitry, for obtaining, from an external device, an image captured by the external device and information about at least one among an acceleration and angular velocity of the external device, the acceleration and angular velocity being measured while capturing an image; and a processor for identifying a degree of movement of the external device per a preset unit time period based on the obtained information, and controlling the display to display the image with an adjusted field of view (FOV) based on the degree of movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun-Seok Jeon, Min-Soo Koo, Yong-Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 11366320
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate a head-worn computer with a see-through display wherein computer content is presented to a user wearing the head-worn computer and through which the user sees a surrounding environment, wherein the see-through display generates image light comprised of narrow bandwidths of red, green and blue light and wherein the see-through display further includes a tristimulus notch mirror positioned to reflect the image light towards the user's eye, and wherein the tristimulus notch mirror reflects less than a full width half max of the red image light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Edward H. Nortrup, John N. Border, John D. Haddick
  • Patent number: 11360308
    Abstract: An optical device for a head-mounted display device includes a first partial reflector and a second partial reflector positioned relative to the first partial reflector so that the second partial reflector receives first light transmitted through the first partial reflector and reflects at least a portion of the first light toward the first partial reflector as second light. At least a portion of the second light is reflected by the first partial reflector as third light, and at least a portion of the third light is transmitted through the second partial reflector. At least one of the first partial reflector or the second partial reflector includes a reflective holographic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Maimone, Junren Wang, Barry Silverstein