Superimposing Visual Information On Observers Field Of View (e.g., Head-up Arrangement, Etc.) Patents (Class 359/630)
  • Patent number: 10809449
    Abstract: A waveguide and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed herein. In an embodiment, the waveguide includes a waveguide tube and a light-shielding film disposed on a cutsurface of the rim side of the waveguide tube. The light-shielding film has a thickness of 2 to 120 ?m, an optical density (OD) of 0.01 to 0.7 on the basis of a light-shielding film thickness of 1.0 ?m, and a hardness of 3H or more in accordance with ASTM D3363 standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Areum Kim, Jaehyun Yoo, Sungeun Park, Joonhyung Kim
  • Patent number: 10812785
    Abstract: The invention provides a parameter calibration method, applicable to a stereoscopic display device including a camera. The parameter calibration method includes the following steps: displaying a virtual object for calibration; obtaining, by using the camera, a two-eye visual angle by which the virtual object for calibration is watched; calibrating a human eye parameter according to the two-eye visual angle, where the human eye parameter includes at least one of an interpupillary distance parameter and an eye relief parameter; and setting the stereoscopic display device according to the calibrated human eye parameter, such that the stereoscopic display device displays according to the calibrated human eye parameter. In addition, a stereoscopic display device using the parameter calibration method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventor: Sergio Cantero Clares
  • Patent number: 10802283
    Abstract: A wearable device and a method of outputting a virtual image by the wearable device area provided. The wearable device includes a projection type display unit that includes a variable lens and configured to project a light forming an image, a first sensor configured to detect a light reflected from an eye of a user, and a processor configured to control to display the virtual image on the projection type display unit by controlling one of a location of the variable lens and refractive power of the variable lens based on retina image information corresponding to the detected light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong-Woon Kang, Jae-Cheol Bae, Kwang-Dek An, In-Hak Na
  • Patent number: 10802289
    Abstract: A virtual image display device has a light guide device in which the half mirror layer (the semi-transmissive reflecting film) of the light guide member is formed on the partial area of the first junction surface, and the second junction surface of the light transmitting member is bonded to the first junction surface in at least the exceptional area. Therefore, it is possible to increase the bonding strength of the first junction surface and the second junction surface, namely the strength of the light guide device composed of the light guide member and the light transmitting member combined with each other even in the case in which the attachment force of the half mirror layer (the semi-transmissive reflecting film) with respect to the first junction surface is not sufficiently strong.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayuki Takagi, Takahiro Totani, Toshiaki Miyao, Akira Komatsu, Takashi Takeda
  • Patent number: 10802281
    Abstract: An augmented reality device including a transparent display screen and a lens system disposed adjacent to the transparent display screen, a control processor in communication with a data store, the data store including one or more virtual image records. If the lens system is a micro-lens, the control processor provides control commands to the transparent display screen to cause generation of an augmented reality image by interspersing inactive pixels elements with active pixel elements to provide a spatial domain combined image of the real world and virtual images. If the lens system is a focus tunable lens, the control processor provides control commands to the transparent display screen and the focus tunable lens to cause alternating transparent views of the real world image object and virtual image. The alternating of images occurring at frame rate greater that visible by a user's eye(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Baljit Singh, Ratnadeep Paul
  • Patent number: 10802275
    Abstract: Arrangements of the present disclosure disclose a head-up display, a head-up display method, and a vehicle. The head-up display includes a head-up display component configured to display an image on a projection location. The display includes a master control component connected to a driving component. The master control component is configured to obtain vehicle information, analyze the vehicle information, and generate a control instruction based on an analysis result. The vehicle information includes vehicle positioning information and vehicle attitude information, or traveling road information and vehicle attitude information. The driving component, connected to the head-up display component, is configured to adjust the head-up display component based on the control instruction such that the projection location of the image displayed by the head-up display component remains at a consistent relative height with respect to the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dianmeng Li, Yanjun Chen
  • Patent number: 10802290
    Abstract: A display device assembly adapted to assemble a display unit to a display device includes a frame body, an optical element, and a supporting element connected to the frame body. The frame body fixes the display unit to be inclined to a viewing direction by a first angle. The display unit provides an image beam. The optical element is disposed on the frame body and inclined to the viewing direction by a second angle, and the optical element and the display unit face each other. The optical element has a multi-layer coating and located on a transmission path of the image beam. The image beam is transmitted to the optical element for reflection and transmitted to a user, so that the user observing the optical element in the viewing direction obtains a combination of a virtual image and an environmental image presented by the real world.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: AMTRAN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huang-Pin Lin, Pei-Song Wang
  • Patent number: 10802273
    Abstract: The combiner has a reflecting surface that reflects incident light. When the incident light has an incident angle in a range from 0° to 25°, inclusive, defined as a first value, in a wavelength range from 400 nm to 700 nm, inclusive, the upper limit wavelength of a wavelength range having a reflectance of 90% or more of the reflectance peak of the incident light is shorter than 700 nm. When the incident angle takes a second value in a range from 60° to 85°, inclusive, in the wavelength range from 400 nm to 700 nm, inclusive, the reflectance peak of an S-wave component contained in the incident light has a wavelength shorter than 570 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Nakayama, Yukio Hibino, Akito Sawada
  • Patent number: 10795163
    Abstract: A display device includes a transparent display screen, and a first lens group that converges light. The transparent display screen intersects a main optical axis of the first lens group, a distance between the transparent display screen and the first lens group along the main optical axis of the first lens group is less than a focal length of the first lens group, such that, both a display image on the transparent display screen and an environmental image through the transparent display screen and the first lens group or through the first lens group can be observed at an observation position that is located on the main optical axis of the first lens group. Both the observation position and the first lens group are located at a same side of the transparent display screen, and the observation position is farther from the transparent display screen than the first lens group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chenru Wang, Ruijun Dong, Yali Liu, Xuebing Zhang, Lili Chen, Hao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10798370
    Abstract: An apparatus for head-mounted displays may include (i) a flexible planar support frame, (ii) a left eye cup coupled to a left side of the flexible planar support frame and a right eye cup coupled to a right side of the flexible planar support frame, (iii) left-eye and right-eye display screen areas mounted to the flexible planar support frame such that the left-eye display screen area projects toward a left eye aperture defined by the left eye cup and the right-eye display screen area projects toward a right eye aperture defined by the right eye cup. The flexible planar support frame may be bendable such that the distance between projections of the left-eye and right-eye display screen areas onto a viewing plane varies as the flexible planar support frame bends, thereby adjusting for varying interpupillary distances. Various other devices, systems, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Rui Zhang, Michael Xingyi Yu
  • Patent number: 10788667
    Abstract: A laminate including: a first ply having a first surface and a second surface, where the first surface is an outer surface of the laminate; a second ply having a third surface facing the second surface and a fourth surface opposite the third surface, where the fourth surface is an inner surface of the laminate; an interlayer between the plies; and an enhanced p-polarized reflective coating positioned over at least a portion of a surface of the plies. When the laminate is contacted with radiation having p-polarized radiation at an angle of 60° relative to normal of the laminate, the laminate exhibits a LTA of at least 70% and a reflectivity of the p-polarized radiation of at least 10%. A display system and method of projecting an image in a heads-up display is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Vitro Flat Glass LLC
    Inventors: Andrew V. Wagner, Zhixun Ma, Dennis J. O'Shaughnessy, Adam D. Polcyn
  • Patent number: 10788674
    Abstract: A waveguide assembly integrated with sensing functions and an intelligent display wearable device are provided. The waveguide assembly includes: an exit pupil expansion waveguide structure and a plurality of reflective sheets. The reflective sheets are arranged at intervals in the exit pupil expansion waveguide structure and arranged obliquely with respect to a light-exiting surface of the exit pupil expansion waveguide structure. A first reflective film and a second reflective film are respectively arranged on two sides of each of the reflective sheets. The second reflective film is an infrared reflective film or an ultraviolet reflective film, and arranged on a side of the reflective sheet away from the light-exiting surface of the exit pupil expansion waveguide structure. The first reflective film is arranged on a side of the reflective sheet close to the light-exiting surface of the exit pupil expansion waveguide structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naifu Wu
  • Patent number: 10782533
    Abstract: A wearable device includes a wearable element mounted on a head of a wearer, a display that displays an image in a part of a field of view of the wearer, an arm that holds the display, and a coupling element that couples the arm and the wearable element to each other. The coupling element includes a first rotation mechanism capable of rotating the arm around a first axis, and a second rotation mechanism that is provided closer to the wearable element than the first rotation mechanism is, and is capable of rotating the arm with a degree of freedom including rotation around a second axis and a third axis, the second axis being orthogonal to the first axis, the third axis being orthogonal to the second axis and intersecting with the first axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Seiji Tatsuta
  • Patent number: 10782783
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a display which emits display light, a retroreflective element which retroreflects incident light, an optical element including a lower surface opposing the display and the retroreflective element and an upper surface on an opposite side to the lower surface, which reflects part of the display light toward the retroreflective element and transmits reflection light retroreflected by the retroreflective element and a first blower mechanism which blows air to a side of the upper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Shuji Hayashi, Keiji Takizawa
  • Patent number: 10775630
    Abstract: An optical system for a head-worn computer includes an upper optical module adapted to convert illumination into image light by illuminating a reflective display through a field lens, wherein the image light is transmitted back through the field lens, then through a partially reflective partially transmissive surface and into a lower optic module adapted to present the image light to an eye of a user wearing the head-worn computer and the upper optical module being positioned within a housing for the head-worn computer and having a height of less than 24 mm, as measured from the reflective display to the bottom edge of the rotationally curved partial mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: John N. Border, Joseph Bietry, John D. Haddick
  • Patent number: 10767834
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a light source configured to emit light. A substrate defines a surface. The surface integrally defines an optical grating. A light transmissive layer is positioned over the optical grating. The light source is configured to direct the light through the light transmissive layer to the optical grating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Linsheng Chen
  • Patent number: 10768442
    Abstract: A display system for realizing concentric light field with monocular-to-binocular hybridization, and methods thereof. At least some embodiments include a display arranged to emit or transmit light rays based on image content from a content engine, and an optical subsystem arranged to configure the light rays into a concentric light field. The concentric light field provides a virtual image in a large, contiguous spatial region, such that each eye of the human viewer can detect monocular depth from the light field, to provide a large field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Brelyon Inc.
    Inventor: Barmak Heshmat Dehkordi
  • Patent number: 10768344
    Abstract: A virtual reality headset incorporating gradient refractive index (GRIN) lenses within the optical blocks thereof. Optical blocks of varying size and position are used. GRIN lenses are fabricated to fit within the optical block and are shaped to possess desired application-specific characteristics such as having one or more diffractive surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: PEAK NANO OPTICS LLC
    Inventors: Howard Fein, Michael Ponting, Richard Flynn, Jame “Chad” C. Lewis, James Welsh
  • Patent number: 10769754
    Abstract: Peripheral-vision expanded images are streamed to a video streaming client. The peripheral-vision expanded images are generated from source images in reference to view directions of the viewer at respective time points. View direction data is collected and received in real time while the viewer is viewing display images derived from the peripheral-vision expanded images. A second peripheral-vision expanded image is generated from a second source image in reference to a second view direction of the viewer at a second time point. The second peripheral-vision expanded image has a focal-vision image portion covering the second view direction of the viewer and a peripheral-vision image portion outside the focal-vision image portion. The second peripheral-vision expanded image is transmitted to the video streaming client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Alexandre Chapiro, Chaitanya Atluru, Chun Chi Wan, Haricharan Lakshman, William Rozzi, Shane Ruggieri, Ajit Ninan
  • Patent number: 10761413
    Abstract: A HUD including a projection display unit, a housing, a cover, a region detection unit, an object removing mechanism and an object removal control unit is provided. The projection display unit spatially modulates light emitted from a light source as image information and projects image light obtained from spatial modulation onto a windshield to display an image. The housing accommodates the projection display unit and has an opening portion through which the image light exits. The cover covers the opening portion. The region detecting unit detects an object adhesion region in which the object is adhered to the cover. The object removing mechanism removes an object adhered to a front surface of the cover by scraping the front surface of the cover. The object removal control unit activates the object removing mechanism when important display content is included in a portion of the image light, the portion being blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Koudai Fujita
  • Patent number: 10758121
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention comprises apparatuses and methods of measuring levels of neurological impairment. Certain embodiments of the invention comprise a headset that emits light into the user's eyes and the system tracks the pupils' orientation, movement, contraction and dilation. In specific embodiments, the headset can run a battery of tests and calculate a score indicating the user's level of neurological impairment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System, University of Iowa Research Foundation
    Inventors: Robert Rennaker, Elliot Frohman, Randy Kardon
  • Patent number: 10761342
    Abstract: A floating hologram apparatus includes a display including a first output area to output a first hologram image and a second output area to output a second hologram image and a prism array positioned in front of the display and configured to refract rays of the first hologram image and the second hologram image. The prism array includes multiple prisms of which a first facet to which a ray of the second hologram image is incident and a second facet to which a ray of the first hologram image is incident have different angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: KT Corporation
    Inventors: Seung Cheol Kim, Jong Heum Kim, Tae Gil Yang, Sang Hoon Han
  • Patent number: 10758780
    Abstract: A smart mirror can show live or recorded streaming video of an instructor performing a workout in a package that is attractive and unobtrusive enough to hang in a living room. The smart mirror includes a mirror surface with a fully reflecting section and a partially reflecting section. A display behind the partially reflecting section shows the video when the smart mirror is on and is almost invisible when the smart mirror is off. The smart mirror also has a speaker, a microphone, and a camera to enable a user to view the video content and interact with the instructor. The smart mirror may connect to the user's smart phone, a peripheral device (e.g., a Bluetooth speaker) to augment user experience, a biometric sensor to provide biometric data to assess user performance, and/or a network router to connect the smart mirror to a content provider, an instructor, and/or other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Curiouser Products Inc.
    Inventor: Brynn Putnam
  • Patent number: 10754152
    Abstract: A head-up display system for representing image information for an observer includes an image encoder for emitting a first image, a projection area including a portion of a composite pane for deflecting a projection of an image, wherein a calibration system is arranged to ascertain a deviation between a first image and the projection of the first image and has a capturing system arranged to capture reflection properties of the composite pane and the image encoder is arranged to generate a correction image as a function of the deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Martin Arndt, Marek Patschger, Ninet Babajani
  • Patent number: 10755481
    Abstract: A virtual image generation system comprises a planar optical waveguide having opposing first and second faces, an in-coupling (IC) element configured for optically coupling a collimated light beam from an image projection assembly into the planar optical waveguide as an in-coupled light beam, a first orthogonal pupil expansion (OPE) element associated with the first face of the planar optical waveguide for splitting the in-coupled light beam into a first set of orthogonal light beamlets, a second orthogonal pupil expansion (OPE) element associated with the second face of the planar optical waveguide for splitting the in-coupled light beam into a second set of orthogonal light beamlets, and an exit pupil expansion (EPE) element associated with the planar optical waveguide for splitting the first and second sets of orthogonal light beamlets into an array of out-coupled light beamlets that exit the planar optical waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian T. Schowengerdt, Mathew D. Watson, David Tinch, Ivan Li Chuen Yeoh, John Graham Macnamara, Lionel Ernest Edwin, Michael Anthony Klug, William Hudson Welch
  • Patent number: 10746990
    Abstract: A multi-focal augmented reality device may include a multi-focal display that provides a plurality of images output from a plurality of image-providing devices and located at different depths and an augmented reality image synthesis device that synthesizes the plurality of images provided by the multi-focal display and an external image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Soongi Park, Minkoo Kang, Sungkyu Kim
  • Patent number: 10746989
    Abstract: A head up display can use a catadioptric collimating system. The head up display includes an image source. The head up display also includes a collimating mirror, and a polarizing beam splitter. The light from the image source enters the beam splitter and is reflected toward the collimating mirror. The light striking the collimating mirror is reflected through the beam splitter toward a combiner. A field lens can include a diffractive surface. A corrector lens can be disposed after the beam splitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Brown, Eric P. Stratton
  • Patent number: 10748403
    Abstract: A monitoring system has sensors for monitoring a comfort of a user. For example, a motion sensor may detect movements as the user lies or plays in the monitoring system. The motion sensor is sensitive to detect expansion and contraction of a chest cavity, thus monitoring the user's breathing status. Other sensors may detect other environmental data, such as temperature, humidity, and even the user's voice. Collectively, the sensors may be used to infer the user's status/comfort. The monitoring system may collect the data and then infer the user's comfort. The monitoring system may also send the data to another device for analysis, such as a computer, smartphone, or even a server providing a cloud-based service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Enfant Terrible Design AB
    Inventor: Lisa Furuland
  • Patent number: 10732415
    Abstract: Optical systems, including a mechanical body, a display source, a light-transmitting substrate, an optical device, an image processing unit and an image capturing device. The light-transmitting substrate is in communication with the mechanical body. The optical device couples light waves from the display source into the light-transmitting substrate by total internal reflection. The image processing unit is linked to the display source and is in communication with the mechanical body. The image capturing unit is linked to the image processing unit and is in communication with the mechanical body and has a user controllable zoom position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Lumus Ltd.
    Inventor: Yaakov Amitai
  • Patent number: 10730440
    Abstract: A display system includes a display surface and a display mirror. The display surface is configured to display image P1 based on a captured image. The display mirror is configured to reflect, as reflection image P2, only a partial area in the image displayed on the display surface. The display system is configured so that a position of reflection image P2 changes as a point of view of a subject viewing the display mirror moves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norihiro Imamura, Shoji Soh, Katsuyuki Morita
  • Patent number: 10732409
    Abstract: A screen for a head-up display device includes a main body layer sandwiched between a first concave optical surface located at an observation side and a second convex optical surface located at a side opposite to the observation side. A thickness of the main body layer becomes thinner from a center toward a periphery with regard to a lateral direction which is perpendicular to a reference plane, and a variation of the thickness of the main body layer with regard to a vertical direction parallel to the reference plane is different between the central part center and the peripheral part periphery with regard to the lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Eiji Nomura
  • Patent number: 10725295
    Abstract: An imaging system for generating multi-depth virtual images on a display screen includes an image realisation device for forming a source image, and projection optics for rendering a display image on the display screen. The display image is a virtual image corresponding to the source image. The image realisation device includes an image realisation surface having a first and second region, and the image receiving surface and the projection optics are arranged such that a first point in the first region of the image receiving surface and a second point in the second region of the image receiving surface are at a different distance from a focal point of the projection optics. A plurality of surfaces are arranged to direct light from the image realisation surface towards the projection optics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: Jaguar Land Rover Limited, Cambridge Enterprise Limited
    Inventors: Valerian Meijering, Robert Hardy, Ali Yöntem, Kun Li, Daping Chu
  • Patent number: 10725274
    Abstract: An optical element includes a refractive material, a plurality of relay curvatures, and dichroic relay mirrors configured as an optical relay. The plurality of relay curvatures is formed in the refractive material. The dichroic relay mirrors include a dichroic reflective layer disposed on the plurality of relay curvatures and immersed in the refractive material. The dichroic reflective layer reflects a first spectrum light and passes light outside the first spectrum light. The first spectrum light may be infrared light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Robin Sharma
  • Patent number: 10718947
    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: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Wai Sze Tiffany Lam
  • Patent number: 10712617
    Abstract: A backlight unit has a light source, a light collecting member that collects light emitted from the light source, and a micromirror array that has a concave reflecting surface and reflects light entering from the light collecting member toward a liquid crystal panel by the reflecting surface, a polarizing plate that folds back, between the micromirror array and the liquid crystal panel, an optical path of light reflected by the micromirror array toward the liquid crystal panel, and a diffusing plate disposed on an optical path between the polarizing plate and the liquid crystal panel. In the micromirror array, the reflecting surface is composed of a plurality of micromirrors. The polarizing plate transmits light oscillating in a first direction orthogonal to an oscillating direction of light transmitted through the liquid crystal panel and reflects light oscillating in a second direction intersecting the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noriaki Narushima
  • Patent number: 10715735
    Abstract: There are provided a head-mounted display, a display control method, and a program for changing the position of the image of an object near the optical axis of a camera in an image displayed on a display section. A camera control section controls the direction of the optical axis of the camera capturing an image of what is ahead of the display section disposed in front of the user's eyes. A display control section causes the display section to display a partial image cut out from the image captured by the camera, the partial image constituting a portion corresponding to the optical axis direction of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Yuichiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10705344
    Abstract: A Heads-Up Display (HUD) system for mounting on a pair of glasses comprises a power module for providing electrical power removably mountable to one side of a lens assembly of the glasses, an electronics module connectable to receive electrical power from the power module, the electronics module removably mountable to an opposite side of the lens assembly of the glasses; and a display housing mounted on a display arm extending from the electronics module to a position within a field of vision of a user wearing the glasses. A pair of glasses adapted to receive a HUD system comprises a lens assembly providing one or more electrically conductive paths from a first side thereof to a second side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Hamid Abdollahi, Raymond C. M. Leung
  • Patent number: 10698219
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a heads up display (HUD) system configured for use with a pair of swimming goggles comprising first and second eye cups, a nose bridge connected to inner sides of the eye cups, and strap mounting portions on outer sides of the eye cups. The HUD system comprises an electronics and optics modules. The electronics module comprises a water tight housing and a processor, memory, power supply, sensors and a display within the water tight housing. The processor processes signals from the sensors to determine swimming performance data and controls the display to generate an image containing the swimming performance data. The optics module is mounted on one of the eye cups and is coupled to the electronics module for receiving the image from the display. The optics module extends from the electronics module and has one or more light directing features for redirecting the image toward an eye of a user to generate a redirected image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Form Athletica Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Eisenhardt, Adam Capelin, Reynald Hoskinson
  • Patent number: 10698223
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an eye cover adapted to be removably mounted on a head-worn computer with a see-through computer display and a flexible audio headset mounted to the eye cover. The flexible audio headset is mounted to the eye cover with a magnetic connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Robert Michael Lohse
  • Patent number: 10698212
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to external user interfaces used in connection with head worn computers (HWC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Robert Michael Lohse, Manuel Antonio Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10691194
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic apparatus including a wearable optical device, a state detection unit configured to detect a state relating to the wearable optical device, state determination unit configured to determine that the detected state is at least one of a first state in which the wearable optical device is worn by a user in usable state or a second state in which the wearable optical device is worn or carried by the user in unusable state, and a power supply controller configured to control a power supply state of the electronic apparatus based on a result obtained by the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotaka Ishikawa, Takeshi Iwatsu, Tsubasa Tsukahara
  • Patent number: 10690963
    Abstract: The liquid crystal illumination device includes a light source projecting light to a liquid crystal panel, a first diffusion unit diffusing the projected light, a first light guide unit including a radially widened reflection surface and reflect the diffused light at the reflection surface, a reflecting mirror including an opening, part of the light guided by the first light guide unit being reflected and returned to inside the first light guide unit, and remaining light passing through the opening, a light collecting unit collecting light passing through an opening on the reflecting mirror, and a second diffusion unit diffusing the collected light toward the liquid crystal panel. The opening on the reflecting mirror is formed correspondingly to a display region where the liquid crystal panel display an image. A haze value of the first diffusion unit is set to a value higher than that of the second diffusion unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD Corporation
    Inventor: Tatsuru Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10684458
    Abstract: Aberration-corrected incoherent imaging methods and systems that can acquire a sequence of coherent images and an incoherent image of a specimen, implement an embedded pupil function recovery process in junction with Fourier ptychographic technique to construct an improved resolution image and pupil function of the imaging system using the sequence of coherent images, determine an optical transfer function based on the estimated pupil function, and remove the aberration from the incoherent image using a deconvolution process to generate an aberration-corrected incoherent image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Jaebum Chung, Changhuei Yang
  • Patent number: 10684408
    Abstract: A display device is provided, and the display device includes a backlight module, a display module and a light directing component which are sequentially arranged. The backlight module is configured to periodically and sequentially emit collimated light in S different directions; the collimated light in different directions runs through the display module and arrives at the light directing component, in which S?2; and the light directing component is configured to converge incident collimated light in a same direction to a same preset viewpoint and converge incident collimated light in different directions to different preset viewpoints, in which the preset viewpoints at least include two preset viewpoints belonging to a same eyeball. An image display method applied to the display device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Wang, Yafeng Yang, Xiaochuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10682720
    Abstract: A welding system includes a welding power source having a user interface disposed thereon and a weld controller disposed therein and being adapted to generate a welding power output for use in a welding operation. The welding system also includes a personal computer having control circuitry disposed therein and being removably interfaced with the welding power source via a docking mechanism. When the personal computer is docked within the docking mechanism, the personal computer is enabled for receiving operator input, and the control circuitry communicates with the weld controller to coordinate control of a welding operation in accordance with the operator input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: William Joshua Becker, Alan Edward Stein, John Alan Luck
  • Patent number: 10684543
    Abstract: A projection screen for displaying an image is disclosed. The projection screen may comprise an electrode, a plurality of cavities, an upper and lower substrate, and a hydrophobic liquid. The electrode may be disposed on a lower substrate. The hydrophobic liquid may be disposed between the upper substrate and lower substrate. The plurality of cavities may be disposed between the upper and the lower substrates. The projection screen may be associated with the electrode. The projection screen may be configured such that an application of an appropriate voltage to the electrode changes optical properties of the projection screen. Optical properties of the projection screen may comprise transparent and opaque states. Modulation between transparent and opaque states may be in such speed that a viewer sees the projection of a projector on the projection screen in the opaque state as well as sees through the projection screen in the transparent state with no perceived interruptions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Timothy James Orsley
  • Patent number: 10678047
    Abstract: An achromatized metasurface lens that includes a color filter array and a metasurface lens located proximate to the color filter array. The color filter array includes a plurality of color filter elements for different colors of light. The metasurface lens includes a corresponding plurality of subsets of nanostructures based on the color filter array. Each respective subset of nanostructures is optically aligned with a corresponding color filter element. For example, a subset of nanostructures configured to modify a particular color of light may be optically aligned with a color filter element that filters light of the same particular color. The achromatized metasurface lens may be incorporated into a display system, such as a head-mounted-display. The display system may also include a narrowband display source tuned to the color filter elements in the color filter array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Guenter
  • Patent number: 10674127
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a user's field of view may be increased and/or modified. In some embodiments, views of a scene may be obtained via a wearable device. A first region of the scene may be determined, where the first region is common to the views and represented in the views at proximate a center of each of the views. For each view of the views, a second region of the scene may be determined, where the second region is represented in the view and related to peripheral vision of the user. A modified view may be generated based on (i) a portion of at least one of the views that corresponds to the common first region and (ii) portions of the views that correspond to the second regions such that the modified view comprises a representation of the common first region and representations of the second regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: University of Miami
    Inventor: Mohamed Abou Shousha
  • Patent number: 10671158
    Abstract: Provided are a three-dimensional (3D) rendering method and apparatus that detect eye coordinates of positions of eyes of a user from an image of the user, adjust the eye coordinates to correspond to virtual eye positions that reduce crosstalk caused by refraction of light; and perform 3D rendering of the eyes based on the adjusted eye coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byong Min Kang, Dong Kyung Nam
  • Patent number: 10671845
    Abstract: Systems and methods for eyelid shape estimation are disclosed. In one aspect, after receiving an eye image of an eye (e.g., from an image capture device), an eye pose of the eye in the eye image is determined. From the eye pose, an eyelid shape (of an upper eyelid or a lower eyelid) can be estimated using an eyelid shape mapping model. The eyelid shape mapping model relates the eye pose and the eyelid shape. In another aspect, the eyelid shape mapping model is learned (e.g., using a neural network).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Adrian Kaehler