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IMAGE SUPERPOSITION BY OPTICAL MEANS (E.G., HEADS-UP DISPLAY)

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345008000 Operator body-mounted heads-up display (e.g., helmet mounted display) 212
345009000 Plural image superposition 6
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20090201225DISPLAY APPARATUS AND MOBILE APPARATUS - A display apparatus includes a light-flux-generating section configured to generate a light flux containing image information; a light-flux-controlling section configured to control the light flux and making the light flux come toward a head of an observer, and an image-taking section configured to take an image of the observer. At least one of the light-flux-generating section and the light-flux-controlling section include a movable unit in which at least one of position and focus of the light flux can be adjusted with the observer watching the taken image by the image-taking section.08-13-2009
20100117930HEADS-UP VISUALIZATION DEVICE FOR AIRCRAFT COMPRISING MEANS OF DISPLAYING A SYMBOLOGY DEDICATED TO OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE - The general field of the invention is, within the framework of terrain anti-collision systems for aircraft, the presentation in the Head-Up sight of a simplified symbology suited to these critical situations. It essentially comprises two identical vertical parallel bars of angular dimension substantially equal to the vertical angular field of the Head-Up visualization device, the positions of said bars in the horizontal plane being representative of the limits of the aircraft's clearance path and a horizontal bar disposed between the two vertical parallel bars so as to form an H, the position in the vertical plane of said horizontal bar being representative of the floor altitude that must be maintained by the aircraft. Other symbols supplement this piloting aid symbology.05-13-2010
20120169573METHOD OF ADJUSTING A DISPLAY OF BINOCULAR TYPE COMPRISING A PAIR OF SPECTACLES AND DISPLAY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS METHOD - The invention provides an adjustment method for adjusting a binocular display, the display comprising for each eye of the wearer, an optical imager for shaping light beams corresponding to an image emitted by a beam generator device and for directing them towards each of the wearer's eyes so as to enable information content contained in a virtual image to be viewed, the display being associated with a pair of eyeglasses having two lenses supported by a frame. According to the invention, the method consists in moving at least one said lens (07-05-2012
20090160736AUTOMOTIVE HEAD UP DISPLAY APPARATUS - A HUD apparatus for vehicles including a light source, a scanning unit for scanning light from the light source two-dimensionally, a screen to focus the scanned light on, and a projection unit for projecting the image on the screen. The apparatus further includes a moving mechanism for changing the position of the screen.06-25-2009
20100066645HIGH VISIBILITY HEAD-UP DISPLAY SYSTEM - In a high visibility head-up display system where display light outputted from a display part 03-18-2010
20120182205CONTEXT DRIVEN HEADS-UP DISPLAY FOR EFFICIENT WINDOW INTERACTION - The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for interacting with software applications, and more specifically, to “context-driven” heads-up displays for efficient window interaction. In some embodiments, a method includes operating a software application; determining a context of usage of the software application; and displaying a heads-up display on a display device, the heads-up display including one or more user-selectable indicators, each user-selectable indicator being associated with an operation of the software application, at least one of the one or more user-selectable indicators being displayed based on the determined context of usage. In further embodiments, the heads-up display may have a plurality of user-selectable indicators circumferentially disposed about a dynamically-determined user-indicated location on the display device.07-19-2012
20130088413Method to Autofocus on Near-Eye Display - An optical system has an aperture through which virtual and real-world images are viewable along a viewing axis. The optical system may be incorporated into a head-mounted display (HMD). By modulating the length of the optical path along an optical axis within the optical system, the virtual image may appear to be at different distances away from the HMD wearer. The wearable computer of the HMD may be used to control the length of the optical path. The length of the optical path may be modulated using, for example, a piezoelectric actuator or stepper motor. By determining the distance to an object with respect to the HMD using a range-finder or autofocus camera, the virtual images may be controlled to appear at various distances and locations in relation to the target object and/or HMD wearer.04-11-2013
20130088414SURGICAL HEADS-UP DISPLAY THAT IS ADJUSTABLE IN A THREE-DIMENSIONAL FIELD OF VIEW - An ophthalmic surgical system includes a three-dimensional imaging device operable to display a three-dimensional image of a patient's eye. The ophthalmic surgical system further includes a display device including an image processor The display device is operable to generate a heads-up display of user-selectable surgical parameters on the three-dimensional image of the patient's eye. The heads-up display is adjustable in a three-dimensional field of view of the three-dimensional image. The system also includes a user interface operable to receive a user selection of one or more of the user-selectable surgical parameters to be displayed.04-11-2013
20090303158HEAD-UP DISPLAY SYSTEM - A head-up display system having a judgment boundary information storage storing judgment boundary information defining judgment area used for judging based on a movement of the driver's eye position whether or not a reflecting angle of the reflector is adjusted, an imaging device imaging an imaging area, an eye position detecting device detecting a driver's eye position in the imaging area based on image information imaged by the imaging device, a judging device judging whether or not a predetermined adjusting condition is satisfied when the eye position detected by the eye position detecting device is outside the judgment boundary, an install state determining device determining an install state of the reflector based on the detected eye position when the judging device judges that the adjusting condition is satisfied, and a reflector adjusting device adjusting the reflector to be in the determined install state.12-10-2009
20100090929IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, ABERRATION CORRECTION METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - An image processing system, which corrects an aberration generated in an optical system by executing coordinate conversion of pixels of an image, has a table which holds correspondence between the positions of pixels before and after the coordinate conversion, acquires coordinates after conversion corresponding to the coordinates of representative points to be converted from the table, and calculates coordinates after conversion of a pixel between the acquired representative points by an interpolation calculation using a Lagrange interpolation formula.04-15-2010
20090213037HEAD-UP DISPLAY WITH BRIGHTNESS CONTROL - A head-up display system suitable for an aircraft. The head-up display including an image source arranged outside the desired field of view of an observer and where the intensity of symbols of the image source are modulated differ depending on their perceived position relative to the horizon line. A light source is arranged for providing light to an image source which is arranged to modulate the light of the light source thereby creating an image for the head up display. A brightness control unit have inputs for vehicle pitch- and roll angle, and a calculator configured to calculate, based on the pitch and roll angles, the current position in the image of a virtual horizon line, corresponding to the real horizon line as perceived by the observer, and for controlling the brightness of symbols above the virtual horizon line to be different from the brightness of symbols below the line.08-27-2009
20130162505ENVIRONMENTAL-LIGHT FILTER FOR SEE-THROUGH HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICE - An environmental-light filter removably coupled to an optical see-through head-mounted display (HMD) device is disclosed. The environmental-light filter couples to the HMD device between a display component and a real-world scene. Coupling features are provided to allow the filter to be easily and removably attached to the HMD device when desired by a user. The filter increases the primacy of a provided augmented-reality image with respect to a real-world scene and reduces brightness and power consumption requirements for presenting the augmented-reality image. A plurality of filters of varied light transmissivity may be provided from which to select a desired filter based on environmental lighting conditions and user preference. The light transmissivity of the filter may be about 70% light transmissive to substantially or completely opaque.06-27-2013
20110175798DISPLAY DEVICE FOR VEHICLE - A display device for a vehicle is provided in which when a first image and a second image are projected from a single projection means (07-21-2011
20090189831AUTOMOBILE WINDSHIELD DISPLAY - An improved automobile. An exemplary automobile includes an engine, a set of wheels connected to the engine, a chassis connected to the engine, and an electrochromatic windshield connected to the chassis. The electrochromatic windshield is operable to darken and un-darken the electrochromatic windshield. A video projection system is also connected to the chassis. The video projection system is operable by a driver to project an overlay image on the electrochromatic windshield. The electrochromatic windshield can be darkened by activation of the video projection system and un-darkened by deactivation of the video projection system. The video projection system can be used to project a map onto the electrochromatic windshield. The video projection system can then be used to project a relative position of the driver's vehicle, other vehicles and obstructions on the map, as well as highlighting and tracking, via graphical markings, these objects as they enter the windshield's projection plane.07-30-2009
20110298693DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DISPLAY METHOD - According to one embodiment, a display apparatus includes a generation unit and a presentation unit. The generation unit is configured to generate a CG image in a CG space having a coordinate system corresponding to a scene viewed from a view point of an observer. The CG image represents a target to be perceived by the observer. The presentation unit is configured to present the CG image to at least one eye of the observer. The generation unit generates a plurality of CG images of the target advancing to a specific coordinate in the CG space and going back from the specific coordinate based on a velocity of the vehicle. The target is perceived by the observer so that the target is advancing from of the vehicle to a specific location corresponding to the specific coordinate in the scene and stops at the specific location for a specific time.12-08-2011
20090207099Virtual screen for a storage element - A storage element with a virtual screen is provided. The storage element includes a first side panel and a second side panel, a top panel, a bottom panel and a rear panel defining an interior cavity and an open front. The storage element also includes at least one shelf within the interior cavity. An optical projection element is arranged to project a virtual screen across at least a portion of the open front in order to at least partially obscure the interior cavity from view.08-20-2009
20120098734LIGHT GUIDE PLATE AND VIRTUAL IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE EQUIPPED WITH THE SAME - The sizes of the respective reflecting units vary in the image take-out section along the Z direction in association with the state of the total reflection angle in the light guide section. Thus, it becomes possible to keep the sufficient effective light beam width of the image light input thereto in all of the reflecting units. Therefore, the deterioration in the image light caused by the reflection in the reflecting units can be avoided, and as a result, the degradation of the resolution of the image due to the virtual image light thus emitted can be prevented.04-26-2012
20110291917IN-VEHICLE IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - An in-vehicle image display apparatus comprising a state detecting device that detects a state of vehicle surroundings; a display device provided in at least in a window section of the vehicle and capable of displaying information; an image generating device that generates image data representing an image of the vehicle surroundings based on detection results; a display control device that makes the display device display the image represented by the image data generated by the image generating device; and a storage device that previously stores data representing an object to be detected which is detected by the state detecting device in the vehicle surroundings. The image generating device compares the image data and the data stored in the storage device, and uses data of an object to be detected that is determined to be similar to the object to be detected which is represented by the image data generated by the image generating device itself to thereby generate image data representing the image of the surroundings of the vehicle.12-01-2011
20120026071PORTABLE AUGMENTED-REALITY HEAD-UP DISPLAY DEVICE - A portable optical device (02-02-2012
20080309585METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprises the steeps of: forming a first insulating film on a first substrate; forming a second insulating film on the first insulating film; forming an amorphous silicon film on the second insulating film; holding a metal element that promotes the crystallization of silicon in contact with a surface of the amorphous silicon film; crystallizing the amorphous silicon film through a heat treatment to obtain a crystalline silicon film; forming a thin-film transistor using the crystalline silicon film; forming a sealing layer that seals the thin-film transistor; bonding a second substrate having a translucent property to the sealing layer; and removing the first insulating film to peel off the first substrate.12-18-2008
20100039351IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM - An image display device comprising a display portion that projects, via eyepiece optical systems which respectively correspond to each of the both eyes of a user, a light emitted from a two-dimensionally light emitting type photoelectric device which is perpendicular to the light beam emitting direction onto the eyeballs of said user, a supporting portion that supports the display portion at its portion that is not in contact with the user, and a face contact portion that is supported by the display portion and is capable of changing the distance between the eyepiece optical systems and the eyes of the user, whereby images with high image quality and high field angle are, in a space-saving manner, safely provided to the user, and, at the time, with the personal image display devices' disadvantages being saved, even multiple persons can enjoy the images.02-18-2010
20090146915MULTIPLE VIEW DISPLAY DEVICE - A multiple view display device may employ an array of lenticular lenses to concurrently display a plurality of images at different viewing angles. The display device may include a plurality of pixels, one or more display drivers, and a lenticular lens array comprising a plurality of lenticular lenses. The pixels may be arranged in a matrix having rows and columns. A first display driver may display a first image using a first set of the columns, and a second display driver may display a second image using a second set of the columns. Each lenticular lens may be configured to direct, in a first direction, the light emitted by a first column of the first set of columns and to direct, in a second direction different than the first direction, the light emitted by a second column of the second set of columns.06-11-2009
20100127954Display Form Factor Devices and Methods Thereof - Disclosed are display form factor devices having a first orientation and a second orientation, such a device including a display screen that is viewable from a plurality of positions. The display screen can be moved with respect to the first orientation and/or the second orientation. The display screen in accordance with a controller is configured to exhibit indicia having a particular orientation thereon, wherein the indicia having a particular orientation is dependent upon which of the at least one of a plurality of positions that is assumed by the screen body. For example, a particular orientation may be a reflective mode or a normal mode. A method of the device includes changing the particular orientation of the indicia based upon the position of the screen body. Sensed ambient conditions can provide input to determine the position of the screen body.05-27-2010
20090303157DISPLAY DEVICE - A display device (12-10-2009
20080316146PROJECTOR AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - A projector which displays an image by projecting a projection image onto a projection surface, includes: a fixed pixel display device for displaying the projection image in a predetermined vertical period; and an image processing device for generating the projection image in the vertical period, wherein the image processing device includes: a resolution converter which, by converting a resolution of an input image in the vertical period, generates and transmits a display image having a desired resolution; a projection distortion corrector which receives the display image, and generates the projection image by correcting the display image in the vertical period in such a way as to correct a projection distortion occurring due to a projection angle with respect to the projection surface when projecting the projection image; and a display image input/output controller which controls the reception of the display image from the resolution converter and the transmission thereof to the projection distortion corrector, wherein in the vertical period, the display image input/output controller holds the display image while receiving it from the resolution converter, during a time period from a predetermined timing prior to a start time of a process of correcting the display image by means of the projection distortion corrector to a finish time of the correction process, while it reads the display image held in advance, and transmits it to the projection distortion corrector, during a time period from the start time to the finish time of the correction process.12-25-2008
20100201605Medical overlay mirror - Medical overlay mirror methods and related systems.08-12-2010
20090167636Mobile signal processing apparatus and wearable display - A proposition is to provide a mobile signal processing apparatus and a wearable display capable of reducing a trouble of a user relating to an audio quality setting and an image quality setting. A mobile signal processing apparatus includes an audio adjusting unit adjusting audio output from mobile acoustic devices, an image adjusting unit adjusting an image displayed on a mobile displaying device, and a deciding unit deciding a combination between a setting of the audio adjusting unit and a setting of the image adjusting unit in accordance with a usage status of the mobile acoustic devices and the mobile displaying device.07-02-2009
20080238814HEAD-UP DISPLAY APPARATUS - A head-up display apparatus allows an occupant of a vehicle to visually perceive a virtual image of an image light reflected by a windshield after passing through a cylindrical lens. The cylindrical lens is inclined against the image light to thereby reflect outside light not to reach an eye range of the occupant. The cylindrical lens is placed in a light guide portion such that (i) an action axis direction for an optical action and (ii) a horizontal direction in the display image agree with each other. Of the cylindrical lens, an inclination angle and installation depth are so set that light incident at an angle equal to or greater than an interception upper-limit incident angle and reflected by a pass-through side of the cylindrical lens does not arrive at the eye range of the occupant.10-02-2008
20100141554WIRELESS AUGMENTED REALITY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The system of the present invention is a highly integrated radio communication system with a multimedia co-processor which allows true two-way multimedia (video, audio, data) access as well as real-time biomedical monitoring in a pager-sized portable access unit. The system is integrated in a network structure including one or more general purpose nodes for providing a wireless-to-wired interface. The network architecture allows video, audio and data (including biomedical data) streams to be connected directly to external users and devices. The portable access units may also be mated to various non-personal devices such as cameras or environmental sensors for providing a method for setting up wireless sensor nets from which reported data may be accessed through the portable access unit. The reported data may alternatively be automatically logged at a remote computer for access and viewing through a portable access unit, including the user's own.06-10-2010
20090179824IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM - One of a plurality of color components which form pixels in an image that is influenced by chromatic aberrations caused by an optical system is selected as a reference color, and coordinates after conversion are calculated by applying conversion for correcting a distortion of the optical system with respect to the image to coordinates of pixels in association with the reference color. Correction values indicating amounts of color misregistration are calculated using the proportional relationship of difference values between the calculated coordinates and coordinates obtained by applying the conversion to coordinates of the image in association with remaining colors except for the reference color of the plurality of color components. Based on the calculated correction values, coordinates obtained by applying the conversion to coordinates of the image in association with the remaining colors are calculated.07-16-2009
20090002268Display Control Device, Display Device, and Display Method - A display control device enables to conduct control of automatically switching a display image in a prescribed direction of a plurality of viewing directions to a content or a status desired by a user on a display unit which can display individual images in a plurality of viewing directions on a common screen. The display control device (control unit 01-01-2009
20090243963IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING AN IMAGE - An image display apparatus includes: an imaging device inputting sequentially information of an observer; a position calculation unit calculating positions of a single eye of the observer from the information sequentially; a difference calculation unit calculating a difference between the position of the single eye calculated at a present time and a previous time; a projection position determination unit determining a target value of a projection position of a light beam on the single eye from the difference; and a projector presenting an image to the observer by projecting the light beam to the projection position.10-01-2009
20100149072METHOD FOR OPERATING VEHICLE DEVICES AND OPERATING DEVICE FOR SUCH DEVICES - In a method for operating vehicle devices in which different information is shown for different viewing angles on a display of a display device, seating positions of users are assigned to the viewing angles, the position of an object in a switching zone is detected and a switching signal assigned to the switching zone is generated, the seating position of a user assigned to the object is identified, and a control signal for the vehicle devices and/or the display device is generated as a function of the switching signal and of the seating position of the user who triggered the switching signal. Furthermore, an operating device for vehicle devices includes an input unit and a display unit having a display with which different information is able to be displayed for different viewing angles, seating positions of users being assigned to the respective viewing angles. The operating device includes a device for detecting the position of an object in a switching zone, a device for identifying the seating position of a user assigned to the object, and a control device, with which a control signal is able to be generated for the vehicle devices and/or the display device as a function of the detected position of the object and of the seating position of the user.06-17-2010
20100182220SURFACE PUCK - An image orientation system is provided wherein images (rays of lights) are projected to a user based on the user's field of view or viewing angle. As the rays of light are projected, streams of air can be produced that bend or focus the rays of light toward the user's field of view. The streams of air can be cold air, hot air, or combinations thereof. Further, an image receiver can be utilized to receive the produced image/rays of light directly in line with the user's field of view. The image receiver can be a wearable device, such as a head mounted display.07-22-2010
20100253600FULL-WINDSHIELD HEAD-UP DISPLAY ENHANCEMENT: ANTI-REFLECTIVE GLASS HARD COAT - A substantially transparent windscreen head-up display of a vehicle is configured to display graphical images from a light source. The windscreen head-up display includes multiple layers having an outer layer including a transparent substrate. The multiple layers further include a second transparent substrate layer including light emitting material, wherein the light emitting material emits visible light in response to absorption of ultraviolet light from the light source, and wherein the light emitting material includes a plurality of light emitting particles. The multiple layers further include an inner ultraviolet anti-reflective layer.10-07-2010
20100253599LUMINANCE UNIFORMITY COMPENSATION OF VECTOR PROJECTION DISPLAY - A method to display a projected parametric curve upon a substantially transparent windscreen head-up display includes monitoring a desired parametric curve comprising a plurality of control points and a plurality of graphic segments based upon the control points, determining a luminance indicator for each of the segments, and utilizing the luminance indicator to command uniform luminance among the plurality of graphic segments.10-07-2010
20100253593ENHANCED VISION SYSTEM FULL-WINDSHIELD HUD - A method to represent graphical images upon a transparent windscreen head up display of a vehicle includes monitoring informational inputs describing the operational environment for the vehicle, processing the informational inputs to synthesize an operational environment model, monitoring data related to an occupant eye location, converting the model into the graphical images registering the critical information according the model upon the transparent windscreen head up display based upon the monitored data related to the occupant eye location, and displaying the graphical images upon the transparent windscreen head up display.10-07-2010
20080316145Virtual shadow for physical object placed on surface - The placement of a physical object at a location on a surface is detected. A virtual shadow for the physical object is displayed at the location on the surface.12-25-2008
20090073081Display apparatus - A display apparatus has an image display unit that displays a virtual image by projecting an image light to a windshield, and an obstacle detector that detects an obstacle existing around the vehicle as well as a safety determination unit that determines safety of the vehicle relative to the detected obstacle based at least on one of a distance from the obstacle and a relative speed of the vehicle relative to the obstacle. The display apparatus also has an image control unit that controls a position of the virtual image to circle around the obstacle in a view of a driver when the obstacle is determined to be unsafe by the safety determination unit.03-19-2009
20090278765IMAGE ADJUSTMENT AND PROCESSING FOR A HEAD UP DISPLAY OF A VEHICLE - A system and related methods for processing images in a head up display (HUD) system of a vehicle are provided. The images are processed by adjusting the image data in a manner that compensates for different shape and contour characteristics of the windshield of the vehicle. One processing method begins by providing a plurality of image compensation templates, each being applicable to alter display characteristics of image data. During operation of the HUD system the method selects one of the plurality of image compensation templates for use as a compensating template, adjusts original image data in accordance with the compensating template to obtain adjusted image data, and renders the adjusted image data on a HUD display source.11-12-2009
20100039352FORMING SPECTRAL FILTERS - A lens bears a plurality of roll-coated layers to pass, to one eye of a viewer, a first image, in a first band of wavelengths, that is appropriate for 3D viewing of a stereoscopic image.02-18-2010
20100053030METHOD AND APPARATUS TO PROCESS DISPLAY AND NON-DISPLAY INFORMATION - In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a substrate including a display information optical path to receive display information and includes a non-display information optical path to receive non-display information. In some embodiments, the display information optical path includes a display information optical power. In some embodiments, the non-display information optical path includes one or more filters and a non-display information optical power.03-04-2010
20100265162Set of equipment for an aircraft comprising a video sensor and at least two head-up display devices - The invention relates to a set of equipment items for an aircraft comprising a video transducer (10-21-2010
20100265163SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAY PANELS - Various embodiments of the present invention provide for systems and apparatuses directed toward using a display panel to processes display information and non-display information. Further embodiments, utilize a display panel in conjunction with a contact lens assembly configured to process the display information. In one embodiment of the invention, a display system is provided, comprising: a display panel disposed on a head-borne apparatus such that when a viewer is wearing the head-borne apparatus, the display panel is positioned in close proximity to an eye of the viewer such that the eye is unable to focus on the display panel unassisted; and a contact lens having focusing optics that assists the eye in focusing on the display panel. Within the display system, the display panel has pixels and is configured without focusing optics, thereby allowing light emitted by the pixels to diverge in an unfocused manner.10-21-2010
20100253594PERIPHERAL SALIENT FEATURE ENHANCEMENT ON FULL-WINDSHIELD HEAD-UP DISPLAY - A method to selectively project graphical images upon a transparent windscreen head up display of a vehicle based upon visual information present in a peripheral zone of vision includes monitoring a location of visual information corresponding to critical information with respect to the windscreen, processing the location of the visual information to generate display requirements describing the visual information as present in the peripheral zone of vision, generating the graphical images to be projected based upon the display requirements, and projecting the graphical images upon the transparent windscreen head up display based upon the estimated operator gaze location.10-07-2010
20100253595VIRTUAL CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS BY LASER PROJECTION - A method to display a graphic control display in a vehicle and receive a control input based upon the graphic control display includes displaying upon a surface within the vehicle a graphic control display based upon a control configuration, the graphic control display comprising an illustrative graphic presenting for selection a setting of a feature of the vehicle wherein the surface is coated with a material reactive to display graphics in response to an excitation projector. A control input corresponding to the illustrative graphic is monitored, and the feature of the vehicle is controlled based upon monitoring the control input.10-07-2010
20100253598LANE OF TRAVEL ON WINDSHIELD HEAD-UP DISPLAY - A substantially transparent windscreen head up display includes one of light emitting particles or microstructures over a predefined region of the windscreen permitting luminescent display while permitting vision through the windscreen. A method to represent graphical images upon a transparent windscreen head up display of a vehicle describing transit of the vehicle with respect to a lane of travel includes monitoring informational inputs describing an operational environment of the vehicle. Monitoring these informational inputs includes monitoring a desired lane of travel, and monitoring a current position of the vehicle. The method further includes determining a relationship of the desired lane of travel to the current position of the vehicle, determining a graphic describing the relationship of the desired lane of travel to the current position of the vehicle, and displaying the graphic describing the relationship of the desired lane of travel to the current position of the vehicle upon the substantially transparent windscreen head up display.10-07-2010
20100253597REAR VIEW MIRROR ON FULL-WINDSHIELD HEAD-UP DISPLAY - A substantially transparent windscreen head up display includes one of light emitting particles or microstructures over a predefined region of the windscreen permitting luminescent display while permitting vision through the windscreen. A method to display a virtual rearview mirror graphic upon a substantially transparent windscreen head up display of a vehicle includes monitoring a camera configured to generate a view behind the vehicle, determining the virtual rearview mirror graphic based upon monitoring the camera, displaying the virtual rearview mirror graphic upon the substantially transparent windscreen head up display.10-07-2010
20100253596CONTINUATION OF EXTERIOR VIEW ON INTERIOR PILLARS AND SURFACES - A method to display a graphic illustrating an operational environment of a vehicle includes monitoring informational inputs describing the operational environment of the vehicle, processing the informational inputs to determine critical information, monitoring location of the eyes of an operator of the vehicle, determining a registered graphic describing the critical information hidden from a view of the operator by a non-transparent component of the vehicle based upon the location of the eyes of the operator, and displaying the registered graphic describing the critical information hidden from the view of the operator upon the non-transparent component of the vehicle, the non-transparent component including a material reactive to display graphics in response to an excitation projector.10-07-2010
20110248905IMAGE DISPLAYING METHOD FOR A HEAD-MOUNTED TYPE DISPLAY UNIT - Disclosed herein is an image displaying method for a head-mounted type display unit which includes a frame of the glasses type for being mounted on the head of an observer, an image display apparatus attached to the frame, and a control section for controlling image display of the image display apparatus. The image display apparatus includes an image forming apparatus, and an optical apparatus. The image displaying method includes the steps of: storing a data group configured from a plurality of data in a storage section; adding a data identification code to each of the data; sending a designation identification code and display time information at predetermined intervals of time; and reading out the data whose data identification code coincides with the received designation identification code from the storage section and controlling the image forming apparatus to display an image based on the read out data.10-13-2011
20110248904HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY AND OPTICAL POSITION ADJUSTMENT METHOD OF THE SAME - Disclosed herein is an optical position adjustment method of a head mounted display, the head mounted display including (a) an eyeglass type frame worn on the head of a viewer, and (b) two image display devices for the right and left eyes attached to the frame, and each of the image display devices including (A) an image forming device, and (B) an optical device adapted to receive, guide and emit light emitted from the image forming device, wherein the optical position adjustment method includes the step of: controlling an image signal that is supplied to the image forming device making up at least one of the image display devices so as to control the position of the image displayed on the optical device making up at least one of the image display devices and adjust the mutual positions of the two images.10-13-2011
20120200476HEAD-UP DISPLAY UNIT - A head-up display unit produces a first image representing first information and a second image representing second information floating in space by projecting light, emitted from a light source, toward a transparent projection member. The head-up display unit includes a first image generator and a second image generator. The first image generator has a first light transmission portion corresponding to the first image and generates a first image light, for producing the first image, by causing the light emitted from the light source to be transmitted through the first light transmission portion in a first direction. The second image generator is arranged parallel to the first image generator in a second direction crossing the first direction. The second image generator generates and outputs a second image light, for producing the second image, in a third direction along the first direction.08-09-2012
20110074657HEAD-UP DISPLAY DEVICE - A head-up display device placed on an upper surface of a dashboard, includes: an object of view arranged in an inside space of the dashboard; an imaging optical system of real specular image for defining a space where a viewer exists and the inside space of the dashboard, the imaging optical system of real specular image including a semitransparent substrate with a plane of symmetry, the imaging optical system of real specular image forming a real image of the object of view in the space of the viewer with light passing through the substrate; and a reflective screen arranged in the space of the viewer, the reflective screen reflecting light beams of the real image of the object of view supplied from the imaging optical system of real specular image to guide the reflected light beams to the viewer, while allowing formation of an image to be seen by the viewer.03-31-2011
20100207845METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DISPLAYING AN OBJECT HAVING AN ASSOCIATED BEACON SIGNAL - Systems and methods are provided for displaying information on a display device associated with an aircraft. A method comprises rendering a synthetic perspective view of terrain on the display device, wherein the synthetic perspective view of terrain is based on a set of terrain data corresponding to a region proximate the aircraft. The method further comprises obtaining location data for a first object, wherein the location data is based at least in part on a beacon signal associated with the first object, and rendering a graphical representation of the first object on the display device. The graphical representation of the first object overlies the synthetic perspective view of terrain and is positioned in accordance with the location data.08-19-2010
20100066644Heads up projection system for handheld devices with displays - A system for projecting a display image from a handheld portable device having a display, such as a cell phone or a GPS device, the system including a housing for containing one or more components, a high intensity light source located adjacent to the display and disposed to emit light through the display, a lens located adjacent to the display and adapted to pass the light emitted from the light source through the display onto an object, where cell phone, GPS device, or handheld portable electronic device components that are normally necessary to operate said cell phone, GPS device or handheld portable electronic device and operably configure to provide a display image. The System may be operated as desired to generate a display image on the display of the handheld portable device, and to project that display image onto another surface, such as a vehicle windshield screen or wall. A powering means for powering the components also may be provided.03-18-2010
20100001926CONTACT LENS WITH INTEGRATED LIGHT-EMITTING COMPONENT - A light-emitting contact lens and a method and system for tracking a user's eye position using the light-emitting contact lens are disclosed. The eye position tracking can be used, for example, to allow the user to interact with a display device such that the position of the user's eye determines the image generated by the display device. Thus, as the user's eye moves, the image on the display device will be altered to represent the new position (e.g., viewing angle) of the user with regard to the display device.01-07-2010
20100253601FULL-WINDSHIELD HUD ENHANCEMENT: PIXELATED FIELD OF VIEW LIMITED ARCHITECTURE - A system projects graphics upon a transparent windscreen head-up display of a vehicle. The system includes a graphics projection system projecting light upon the transparent windscreen head-up display and the transparent windscreen head-up display emitting light in a limited field of view based upon the projected light. The transparent windscreen head-up display includes light emitting particles small enough that the transparent windscreen head-up display is substantially transparent.10-07-2010
20120038542Information Processing Apparatus, Information Processing Method and Program - An apparatus and method provide logic for processing information. In one implementation, an information processing device includes a housing and a display unit configured to display at least a portion of a first content to a user. A projection unit is configured to project at least a portion of a second content onto a projection surface. A detection unit configured to detect a displacement between the projection surface and a portion of the housing, the housing being configured to support the display unit, the projection unit, and the detection unit. The detection unit is further configured to determine whether the displacement falls within a threshold distance. The projection unit is further configured to project the second portion of the content onto the projection surface, when the displacement falls within the threshold distance.02-16-2012
20090295681Virtual Image System for Windshields - A virtual image system for windshields that permits an image source to reflect off the windshield so that a virtual image, free of ghost image, is visible to the driver. Either a matte black material is applied to a windshield glass pane at any of the outer glass pane windshield surfaces 12-03-2009
20090135091Historic Information Presentation System - An information presentation system and process may create the impression in the mind of a person viewing a real scene that the real scene contains a feature that is not in the real scene at the time the real scene is being viewed by the person. The system may include a display configured to display visual images. The display may have a size that is viewable by a first eye of the person at close range without substantially blocking the view of the second eye of the person. The system may have a hooded magnifier that has an end coupled to the display and another end configured to rest against area around the first eye of the person without substantially blocking the view of the second eye of the person. The hooded magnifier may have an optical lens that is configured to comfortably allow the first eye of the person to focus on the images that are displayed by the display at close range and a hood that substantially blocks ambient light from reaching the first eye of the person when the other end of the magnifier is rested against the area around the first eye. The system may have an information storage system containing one or more images of at least a portion of the real scene with the feature in it. The system may have a processing system configured to read the one or more images from the information storage system and to cause the same to be delivered to the display.05-28-2009
20090135092IN-VEHICLE INFORMATION DISPLAY APPARATUS - An in-vehicle information display apparatus including a virtual image generator that projects a virtual image on a windshield of a vehicle. The virtual image generator projects the virtual image on a windshield in at least one of the following projection modes: a first projection mode and a second projection mode. In the first projection mode, the virtual image is projected on the windshield in such a way that the virtual image gradually becomes darker from bottom to top. In the second projection mode, the virtual image is projected on the windshield in such a way that the virtual image gradually becomes more lightly grayed from bottom to top.05-28-2009
20110102303Display apparatus for vehicle - A vehicular display apparatus displays, as an unreal image at an on-road position in front of a vehicle, a bar-shaped image that indicates a distance from the on-road position to a spot for right/left turn in a guidance route. The unreal image is generated by using a liquid crystal panel via a windshield and seen by a driver by designating a display position of the bar-shaped image on the liquid crystal panel based on a distance from the vehicle to the spot and the distance from the on-road position to the spot. Further, based on an instruction operation of the driver, the display of the bar-shaped image is switched between (i) a first image and (ii) a second image, which is more blurry than the first image.05-05-2011
20120169572VIRTUAL VIEWFINDER ON FULL WINDSHIELD HEAD-UP DISPLAY - A method to dynamically register a view finder graphic on a driving scene of a vehicle utilizing a graphic projection display includes monitoring a user input indicated to a portion of the graphic projection display, generating a trace based on the monitored user input indicated to the portion of the graphic projection display, determining a view finder graphic representing a user-defined view finder, the user-defined view finder defined by the generated trace, dynamically registering a location of the view finder graphic upon the graphic projection display corresponding to the driving scene of the vehicle, and displaying the view finder graphic upon the graphic projection display.07-05-2012
20090058761Navigation system and portable head up display thereof - This present invention provides a navigation system and a portable head up display thereof. The navigation system comprises a navigation apparatus and a portable head up display. The navigation apparatus is for generating a command with navigation message. The portable head up display is for receiving and processing the command with navigation message in wired or wireless manner, and then displaying the graphic data corresponding to the navigation message. Furthermore, the portable head up display is able to broadcast an acoustic data corresponding to the navigation message. Hereby, a user owning the personal navigation device (PND) can place this portable head up display in the vehicle, and the effectiveness of the navigation message displayed on the windshield can be achieved.03-05-2009
20120256812HEAD-UP DISPLAY DEVICE - The head-up display device sequentially displays a virtual image (51V) of a guide light from one end of a reflector (30) side, in the back inside of a virtual image 83V of an opening bezel formed into a square frame displayed along an outer edge of a projection area (71) of a window shield, and further displays a virtual image (20V) of display information in the back thereof. The amount of travel of the virtual images (51V) of the guide light when the reflector provided in the head-up display device rotates is smaller than the amount of travel of the virtual image (20V) of the display information. Therefore, even if the virtual image 20V of the display information falls outside the projection area, the virtual images 51V of the guide light remain in the projection area, and are displayed.10-11-2012
20120326948ENVIRONMENTAL-LIGHT FILTER FOR SEE-THROUGH HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICE - An environmental-light filter removably coupled to an optical see-through head-mounted display (HMD) device is disclosed. The environmental-light filter couples to the HMD device between a display component and a real-world scene. Coupling features are provided to allow the filter to be easily and removably attached to the HMD device when desired by a user. The filter increases the primacy of a provided augmented-reality image with respect to a real-world scene and reduces brightness and power consumption requirements for presenting the augmented-reality image. A plurality of filters of varied light transmissivity may be provided from which to select a desired filter based on environmental lighting conditions and user preference. The light transmissivity of the filter may be about 70% light transmissive to substantially or completely opaque.12-27-2012
20120139816IN-VEHICLE DISPLAY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A system and method for displaying information within a vehicle is described. The system includes at least one sensing device detecting a set of data associated with the vehicle, driver, or surroundings, which is processed using a processing unit for identifying a set of information to be displayed. The system also includes a set of display devices coupled to the vehicle. A router selects one or more display devices for displaying the display element based on a set of conditions. A display control unit generates an appropriate display element for the set of information identified and the selected display.06-07-2012
20130021224HEAD-UP DISPLAY APPARATUS - A display image to be projected onto a projection surface is formed on an imaging surface of a screen member at time of projecting the display image onto the projection surface. A projector is adapted to project a light, which forms the display image on the imaging surface. The imaging surface is formed as a convex surface that limits a curvature of field of the virtual image.01-24-2013
20110273364DEVICE FOR PORTABLE VIEWABLE REFLECTIVE DISPLAY SYSTEM - The invention relates to a mobile visual display device that includes a horizontal panel configured for displaying an illuminated reference image on a display screen, and a reflective or partially reflective surface coupled to a side of said panel and disposed over said display screen at an angle sufficient for receiving and reflecting at least a portion of the illuminated reference image to produce a reflected image.11-10-2011
20130141311HEAD UP DISPLAY (HUD) - A Head Up Display (HUD), comprising: an image display unit, to generate input images; a virtual image generation unit, to receive said input images and generate at least a virtual image; a rotation mechanism, used to make said virtual image generation unit to change its projection angle, to project virtual images to a plurality of transmission mirrors; and a plurality of transmission mirrors, used to receive said virtual images and reflect them into a large area virtual image. Advantage of said HUD is that, size of lens and mirrors is reduced, so said HUD is miniaturized, while realizing large area image display, such that information frame of vehicle match that of outside view, hereby solving problems of single optical route display device of the prior art, that is only capable of displaying a small area image rather than a large area image.06-06-2013
20130176192Extra-sensory perception sharing force capability and unknown terrain identification system - An occlusion or unknown space volume confidence determination, and planning system using databases, position, and shared real time data to determine unknown regions allowing planning and coordination of pathways through space to minimize risk. Data such as from cameras, or other sensor devices can be shared and routed between units of the system. Hidden surface determination, also known as hidden surface removal (HSR), occlusion culling (OC) or visible surface determination (VSD), can be achieved by identifying obstructions from multiple sensor measurements and incorporating relative position with depth between sensors to identify occlusion structures. Weapons ranges, and orientations are sensed, calculated, shared, and can be displayed in real time. Data confidence levels can be highlighted from time, and frequency of data. The real time data can be displayed stereographically for and highlighted on a display.07-11-2013
20080204360SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING HEAD-UP DISPLAY UNIFORMITY - A system and method for optimizing image uniformity in a head-up display (HUD) are provided. An imaging subsystem is characterized in that if light of a first uniformity is propagated therethrough, an uncompensated image would be displayed to a user via uncompensated image light. The uncompensated image light has first and second portions with respective first and second values of a radiant property. A difference between the first and second values is a first amount. The light source is configured to emit source light of a second, predetermined uniformity through the imaging system such that a compensated image is displayed to the user via compensated image light. The first portion of the compensated image light has a third value of the radiant property, and the second portion of the compensated image light has a fourth value of the radiant property. A difference between the third and fourth values is less than the first amount.08-28-2008
20130181887HEAD UP DISPLAY, VEHICLE AND CONTROLLING METHOD OF HEAD UP DISPLAY - A head up display including a casing, a control circuit board, a display panel, and a plate is provided. The control circuit board is disposed in the casing. The display panel is disposed in the casing and electrically connected to the control circuit board. The plate is fixed to the casing and covers the display panel. The transmittance of the plate is capable of being changed, so that an image displayed on the display panel is projected out through the plate, or external light is stopped from illuminating the display panel through the plate. Besides, a vehicle having the head up display and a controlling method of the head up display are provided as well.07-18-2013
20120086623VIRTUAL IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - An advantage of some aspects of the invention is to provide a virtual image display apparatus in which occurrence of luminance spots is suppressed to improve efficiency of use of illumination light. In the virtual image display apparatus of the invention, an optical-directivity changing section forms a non-uniform distribution concerning the directivity of image lights GL emitted from an image display device. Therefore, even when an angle of a light beam emitted from the image display device and effectively captured into the eye EY of an observer is substantially different depending on a position of the image display device, it is possible to form the image lights GL having directivity corresponding to such an angle characteristic of light beam capturing. It is possible to suppress occurrence of luminance spots to improve efficiency of use of illumination light.04-12-2012

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