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Operator body-mounted heads-up display (e.g., helmet mounted display)

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345 - Computer graphics processing and selective visual display systems

345007000 - IMAGE SUPERPOSITION BY OPTICAL MEANS (E.G., HEADS-UP DISPLAY)

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20130044043HEAD MOUNTED INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND RELATED METHODS - A head mounted information system comprises a frame configured to be worn by a user, a sensor unit coupled to the frame, and a processor unit coupled to the frame. The processor unit is connected to receive signals from the sensor unit. The sensor unit comprises a gyroscope configured to produce angular velocity signals representing a head angular velocity about a generally horizontal axis oriented generally perpendicular to a direction the user is facing when the user is wearing the frame. The processor unit is configured to detect a jump by the user based on the angular velocity signals received from the sensor unit and generate a jump output signal indicting one or more jump parameters. A display unit may also be coupled to the frame to display the jump parameters to the user.02-21-2013
20130044042WEARABLE DEVICE WITH INPUT AND OUTPUT STRUCTURES - An electronic device including a frame configured to be worn on the head of a user is disclosed. The frame can include a bridge configured to be supported on the nose of the user and a brow portion coupled to and extending away from the bridge and configured to be positioned over a side of a brow of the user. The frame can further include an arm coupled to the brow portion and extending to a free end. The first arm can be positionable over a temple of the user with the free end disposed near an ear of the user. The device can also include a transparent display affixed to the frame adjacent the brow portion and an input affixed to the frame and configured for receiving from the user an input associated with a function. Information related to the function can be presentable on the display.02-21-2013
20120200478HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICE - A head-mounted display device that is mounted on the head of an observer and forms a virtual image before the eyes of the observer includes: a display device that forms an image, which is the source of image light, from image data; a light source that emits the image light representing the formed image; a light guide unit that forms a virtual image from the emitted image light; and a display control unit that turns off the light source and changes the head-mounted display device to a suspension mode when a suspension request is received from the outside.08-09-2012
20120200477VIRTUAL IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM - A virtual image display system includes a display device outputting image light, a circuit substrate driving the display device based on an image signal, a signal line connected to the circuit substrate and inputting the external image signal to the circuit substrate, a projection optical device projecting the image light from the display device, a light guide plate taking in the projected image light, and then, guiding the light to an external predetermined position, a housing member having a housing space housing respective members, and a first space communicated with the housing space and housing a part of the signal line inside, and a temple rotatably attached to the housing member via a hinge mechanism and having a second space communicated with the first space via the hinge mechanism inside. The signal line is routed from the first space into the second space via the hinge mechanism.08-09-2012
20100164840HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY - Provided is a head mount display of a type of being attached to eyeglasses. The head mount display (07-01-2010
20090121971DISPLAY APPARATUS - A display apparatus which comprises an image module for generating an image, a spectacle-like frame which carries the image module, and wherein the spectacle-like frame comprises a front portion with a nose support, as well as two lateral temples mounted to the front portion. At least one of the temples has shiftably mounted to it a holding element. The holding element comprises a first portion extending downwards from the temple, and a second portion connected with the lower end of the first portion, the second portion extending from the lower end of the first portion in a direction pointing away from the front portion.05-14-2009
20100073262HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICE - A head mounted display device has a frame. The frame includes a front portion mountable on a nose of a user, and extending to a right side edge of the front portion, and to a left side edge of the front portion, in front of at least one eye of the user, a connection portion connected to an edge portion of at least one of the right and left side edge, and the connection portion extends rearward from the edge portion, and a temple portion configured to be mountable on an ear of the user, rotatably connected to the connection portion, and rotates around a rotation axis. The head mounted display also has an image display unit having an optical system, for generating an image to be displayed at a position viewable by the user, and a retaining mechanism to hold the image display unit within the connection portion.03-25-2010
20130038511DISPLAY DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE - The present invention relates to a display device, in particular for a motor vehicle, including a projection module for generating an image to be projected in a direction normal to the viewing direction of a user of the display device along an optical path, wherein the display device includes a reflection element that can be moved between a first rest position and a second display position, the reflection element in the display position thereof being provided in the direction normal to the viewing direction of the user, and the reflection element being subjected to a rotation movement about a fixed rotation axis during the movement of the reflection element between the first rest position and the second display position thereof.02-14-2013
20130038510LASER ALIGNMENT OF BINOCULAR HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY - A binocular head mounted display includes a frame, right and left displays, an alignment sensor, and a control system. The right and left displays display right and left images to a user and are mounted to the frame. The alignment sensor includes a first laser source mounted proximate to one of the right or left displays and a first photo-detector array mounted opposite the first laser source and proximate to an opposite one of the right or left displays. The first alignment sensor is mounted to measure misalignment between the right and left displays due to deformation of the frame about one or more rotational axes and to generate a signal that is indicative of the misalignment. The control system is coupled to the alignment sensor to receive the signal and to calculate the misalignment based at least in part upon the signal.02-14-2013
20130076599HEAD-MOUNT DISPLAY APPARATUS - A head-mount display apparatus includes a display element, a sight line direction detecting unit, an imaging unit, a sight line direction determining section that determines whether or not the line of sight is oriented downward based on a detection result from the sight line direction detecting unit, an operation determining section that determines whether or not the shape of a hand of the viewer shows a predetermined operation pattern based on a signal inputted from the imaging unit, and a display control section that controls display operation of the display element based on determination results from the sight line direction determining section and the operation determining section, and the display control section instructs the display element to display an operation object when it is determined that the line of sight is oriented downward and that the shape of the hand shows the predetermined operation pattern.03-28-2013
20100045571BEAM-SCAN DISPLAY APPARATUS, DISPLAY METHOD, AND VEHICLE - A beam-scan display apparatus (02-25-2010
20120206323AR GLASSES WITH EVENT AND SENSOR TRIGGERED AR EYEPIECE INTERFACE TO EXTERNAL DEVICES - This disclosure concerns an interactive head-mounted eyepiece with an integrated processor for handling content for display and an integrated image source for introducing the content to an optical assembly through which the user views a surrounding environment and the displayed content, wherein the eyepiece includes event and sensor triggered interface to external devices.08-16-2012
20100103078HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY APPARATUS - A head-mounted display apparatus includes an image display device, a wearing device with which the image display device is worn on a head of an observer, and an attachment member with which the image display device is attached to the wearing device. The attachment member is capable of adjusting a position of the image display device relative to the wearing device independently in a first direction and in a second direction, the first direction being defined by a virtual line connecting centers of eyes of the observer, the second direction being perpendicular to the first direction and extending vertically with respect to the observer.04-29-2010
20100103075RECONFIGURING REALITY USING A REALITY OVERLAY DEVICE - Virtual entities are displayed alongside real world entities in a wearable reality overlay device worn by the user. Information related to an environment proximate to the wearable device is determined. For example, a position of the wearable device may be determined, a camera may capture an image of the environment, etc. Virtual entity image information representative of an entity desired to be virtually displayed is processed based on the determined information. An image of the entity is generated based on the processed image information as a non-transparent region of a lens of the wearable device, enabling the entity to appear to be present in the environment to the user. The image of the entity may conceal a real world entity that would otherwise be visible to the user through the wearable device. Other real world entities may be visible to the user through the wearable device.04-29-2010
20100109977IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - The image display apparatus forms first and second images in mutually different viewing angle areas to display a combined (joined) image. The apparatus includes first and second image-forming elements respectively forming first and second original images, a first optical system reflecting a first light flux from the first image-forming element at least twice to introduce the first light flux to an exit pupil, and a second optical system reflecting a second light flux from the second image-forming element at least twice to introduce the second light flux to the first optical system. The first optical system introduces the first light flux and the second light flux from the second optical system to the exit pupil such that the first and second images respectively corresponding to the first and second original images are formed in the mutually different viewing angle areas in a first cross section.05-06-2010
20100109976OPTICAL SIX-DEGREE OF FREEDOM TRACKING APPARATUS AND METHOD - An optical tracking system, and method therefor, tracks the movement of an object, such as a pilot's helmet, within an enclosed area, such as a cockpit. The system/method comprises a plurality of light sources fixedly mounted in predefined locations within the enclosed area and a light sensor mounted on the object. Each light source is modulated using a different frequency from the other light sources to make that light source uniquely identifiable. Modulated light from the various light sources is converted by the sensor into an electrical signal. This composite signal is subsequently separated into individual signals based on their unique modulations, and the light source for each signal is identified. The signals are thereafter processed to determine an azimuth and an elevation for the line-of-sight to each light source. The azimuth and elevation information may then be used to determine the position and orientation of the object.05-06-2010
20100109975METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPERATING A NEAR-TO-EYE DISPLAY - Methods and system for operating a near-to-eye (NTE) display movably coupled to a headset are provided. Information representative of at least one spatial degree of freedom of the NTE display relative to at least one spatial degree of freedom of the headset is received. Spatial coordinates of the NTE display are determined based on said received information. The NTE display is controlled based on the spatial coordinates of the NTE display.05-06-2010
20080204361System and Method for Video Image Registration and/or Providing Supplemental Data in a Heads Up Display - Video sources and inertial sensors are attached to a weapon and to goggles. A computer receives video images from the weapon- and goggles-mounted sources and inertial data from the sensors. The computer calculates a location for an image from the weapon-mounted source within an image from the goggles-mounted source using the inertial sensor data. The sensor-based location is checked (and possibly adjusted) based on a comparison of the images. A database contains information about real-world objects in a field of view of the goggles-mounted source, and is used to generate icons or other graphics concerning such objects.08-28-2008
20090046036Contents Data Reproduction System and Program for Realizing the Contents Data Reproduction System - A contents data reproduction system including a reproduction apparatus which reproduces contents data including at least one of audio and image and a device which is connected to the reproduction apparatus and outputs contents data reproduced by the reproduction apparatus to a user, in which the reproduction apparatus has an accepting unit which accepts an instruction to the reproduction apparatus by the user, and a processing unit which determines whether or not the device connected to the reproduction apparatus is capable of corresponding to an operation of the contents data reproduction system, the operation being executed according to the instruction from the user accepted by the accepting unit. Therefore, the contents data reproduction system and a program by which matching of the reproduction apparatus and the device connected to the reproduction apparatus is performed flexibly and efficiently can be provided.02-19-2009
20120182206HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY CONTROL WITH SENSORY STIMULATION - A head-mounted display apparatus with a reduced propensity for causing motion sickness symptoms includes a see-through head-mounted display including an image source, which permits at least a partial view of a scene outside the head-mounted display within the user's line of sight along with image-sequence information or digital image(s) provided by the image source; a processor for analyzing the image-sequence information or digital image(s) to produce a motion sickness propensity signal estimating the propensity of the image-sequence information to induce motion sickness symptoms in a user; and a physical-signal device including one or more transducers that apply sensory stimuli to the user in response to the motion sickness propensity signal to reduce the propensity of the image-sequence information to induce motion sickness symptoms in the user as the user views the image-sequence information or digital image(s) or the at least a partial view of a scene.07-19-2012
20130050065HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY, AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD - A head-mounted display includes a left-eye display section to display a left-eye image, a right-eye display section to display a right-eye image, and a display control section to exert control over screen display of the right- and left-eye display sections. For checking whether adjustment over screen positions of the right- and left-eye display sections is correctly made, the display control section displays a combination of a first and second normal display check screens by the right- and left-eye display sections, the first normal display check screen including a lateral line extending in a horizontal direction at a screen center, the second normal display check screen including a plurality of short vertical lines aligned in the horizontal direction at the screen center, and the display control section provides an enhancement section to each of upper and lower ends of each of the vertical lines on the second normal display check screen.02-28-2013
20130069850HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY APPARATUS - A head-mounted display apparatus includes an image display device, a wearing device with which the image display device is worn on a head of an observer, and an attachment member with which the image display device is attached to the wearing device. The attachment member is capable of adjusting a position of the image display device relative to the wearing device independently in a first direction and in a second direction, the first direction being defined by a virtual line connecting centers of eyes of the observer, the second direction being perpendicular to the first direction and extending vertically with respect to the observer.03-21-2013
20130088415VIRTUAL IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF VIRTUAL IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - In a virtual image display device, direction adjustment of an image optical axis, i.e., angle adjustment of a direction of eyes of an observer can be performed by providing a cushion member or adjusting an amount of shift between an image display unit and a projection system, and thereby, strain on eyes of an observer in use may be reduced. Even when the virtual image display device is used over a long period, for example, stress on the observer may be suppressed.04-11-2013
20090303159Method of Navigating in a Surrounding World Captured by one or more Image Sensors and a Device for Carrying out the Method - The present invention relates to a method for a user to navigate in a surrounding world captured by one or more image sensors and displayed to the user in an image display area of a display device which in use is in front of the user's head and follows the movements of his head. When the user's head is directed in an area which the user can easily reach by turning his head, the display is controlled by his head direction. When the head direction reaches the edge of what the user can reach by turning his head, use is instead made of controlling by gaze direction of that displayed, in which case the point of the surrounding world pointed out by the gaze direction is continuously placed in a predetermined area of the image. The change occurs either automatically by the user's gaze direction being at the edge of the image display area or by a command, for instance with the user's voice or a motion of his hand.12-10-2009
20110057863Spectacles-type image display device - A spectacles-type image display device comprises an image output unit for outputting image light of images to be displayed and a reflection unit disposed in a field of view of at least one eyeball of a viewer. The reflection unit is adapted to reflect the image light output from the image output unit toward the eyeball of the viewer so that the viewer can see virtual images of the images. The minimum value of a width of a projection cross-section of the reflection unit in an output direction of the image light to the eyeball is smaller than a dark-adapted pupil diameter of human and is larger than a light-adapted pupil diameter of human.03-10-2011
20110063194HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICE - A head mounted display device has an image display, an imager, and a processor. The image display displays a content image based on content data. The imager images an object based on an imaging command. The processor executes software units including, a display control unit, a first judgment unit. The display control unit is configured to control the image display such that the image display sequentially displays a plurality of content images, at least one of the plurality of content images being connected to the imaging command. The first judgment unit is configured to judge whether the imaging command is connected to one content image that is being displayed by the image display. The display control unit is configured to control the image display such that the image display displays another content image, when the first judgment unit judges that the imaging command is connected to the one content image, and when the imager images the object.03-17-2011
20090237327METHOD FOR GENERATING SIGNAL TO DISPLAY THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) IMAGE AND IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A method for generating a signal to display a three-dimensional (3D) image, and an image display apparatus using the same are disclosed. The method includes receiving a first synchronization signal, generating a second synchronization signal, and generating an output signal. Therefore, a user may satisfactorily view a 3D image regardless of whether the synchronization signal received from a display device reports errors or whether there is an obstruction between the display device and shutter glasses.09-24-2009
20090219224HEAD TRACKING FOR ENHANCED 3D EXPERIENCE USING FACE DETECTION - Embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for enhanced rendering of a virtual environment. The system may include a portable electronic device having a video camera with a lens that faces the user, and a display. A speaker system is in communication with the portable electronic device. A head tracking application uses face detection to render a user's virtual position in the virtual environment. A video portion of the virtual environment may be rendered on the display. An audio portion of the virtual environment may be rendered in the speaker system in a manner that imitates the directional component of an audio source within the environment. The speaker system may be part of a headset in wireless communication with the portable electronic device. In one embodiment, the system is used with a 3D video gaming application.09-03-2009
20090009427Head-Mount Display - Switches and the like 01-08-2009
20110140994Information Presenting Apparatus, Method, and Computer Program Product - According to one embodiment, an information presenting apparatus includes: point-of-view position identifying module; line-of-sight direction identifying module; visibility range indentifying module; memory module; placement module; image generating module; and display control module. The visibility range identifying module identifies visibility range o based on a point-of-view position and a line-of-sight direction. The memory module stores a virtual object and its position. The placement module reads the virtual object at a position included in the visibility range and to virtually place the virtual object at a corresponding position in the real-world space. The image generating module generates an image for left eye and an image for right eye. The display control module displays the image for left eye on the display module disposed for the left eye and to display the image for right eye on the display module disposed for the right eye.06-16-2011
20120235887SEE-THROUGH NEAR-EYE DISPLAY GLASSES INCLUDING A PARTIALLY REFLECTIVE, PARTIALLY TRANSMITTING OPTICAL ELEMENT AND AN OPTICALLY FLAT FILM - This disclosure concerns an interactive head-mounted eyepiece with an integrated processor for handling content for display and an integrated image source for introducing the content to an optical assembly through which the user views a surrounding environment and the displayed content, wherein the optical assembly comprises an optically flat film, disposed at an angle in front of a user's eye, that reflects a portion of the image light from the image source to a curved partially reflecting mirror. The curved partially reflecting mirror reflects a portion of the image light from the image source and transmits a portion of the scene light from a see-through view of the surrounding environment, so that a combined image comprised of portions of the reflected image light and the transmitted scene light is transmitted through the optically flat film and provided to the user's eye.09-20-2012
20120235886SEE-THROUGH NEAR-EYE DISPLAY GLASSES WITH A SMALL SCALE IMAGE SOURCE - This disclosure concerns an interactive head-mounted eyepiece with an integrated processor for handling content for display and an integrated image source for introducing the content to an optical assembly through which the user views a surrounding environment and the displayed content, wherein the height of the image source is at least 80% of a display active area width of the optical assembly.09-20-2012
20120235885GRATING IN A LIGHT TRANSMISSIVE ILLUMINATION SYSTEM FOR SEE-THROUGH NEAR-EYE DISPLAY GLASSES - This disclosure concerns an interactive head-mounted eyepiece with an integrated processor for handling content for display and an integrated image source for introducing the content to an optical assembly through which the user views a surrounding environment and the displayed content, wherein the optical assembly comprises a light transmissive illumination system and an LED lighting system coupled to a light transmissive illumination system of the optical assembly. A grating of the illumination system directs light from the LED lighting system to uniformly irradiate a reflective image display to produce an image that is reflected through the illumination system to provide the displayed content to the user.09-20-2012
20120235884OPTICAL IMPERFECTIONS IN A LIGHT TRANSMISSIVE ILLUMINATION SYSTEM FOR SEE-THROUGH NEAR-EYE DISPLAY GLASSES - This disclosure concerns an interactive head-mounted eyepiece with an integrated processor for handling content for display and an integrated image source for introducing the content to an optical assembly through which the user views a surrounding environment and the displayed content, and an LED lighting system coupled to a light transmissive illumination system of the optical assembly. An optical imperfection of the illumination system directs light from the LED lighting system to uniformly irradiate a reflective image display to produce an image that is reflected through the illumination system to provide the displayed content to the user.09-20-2012
20120235883SEE-THROUGH NEAR-EYE DISPLAY GLASSES WITH A LIGHT TRANSMISSIVE WEDGE SHAPED ILLUMINATION SYSTEM - This disclosure concerns an interactive head-mounted eyepiece with an integrated processor for handling content for display and an integrated image source for introducing the content to an optical assembly through which the user views a surrounding environment and the displayed content, wherein the optical assembly comprises a light transmissive wedge-shaped illumination system with an LED lighting system coupled to an edge of the wedge, and wherein an angled surface of the wedge directs light from the LED lighting system to uniformly irradiate a reflective image display to produce an image that is reflected through the illumination system to provide the displayed content to the user.09-20-2012
20110279355HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY - An imaging unit images a predetermined range including at least a range where an image is displayed out of a field-of-view range of a user. An image forming unit forms a background canceling image which cancels a background image which is visually recognized by a user via an external light based on an imaged image imaged by the imaging unit. The image forming unit combines the background canceling image with the original image corresponding to original image information by aligning them in terms of display position and size. An image formed by combining the background canceling image with the original image is displayed on the display unit by a display control unit.11-17-2011
20120119978LIGHT CONTROL IN HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAYS - A see-through head mounted display apparatus with reduced eyeglow is disclosed. Two images of a scene are combined and presented to a user, the combined image including portions of reflected image light and light from a see-through view of an external environment. The apparatus includes a light control element to block escaping portions of image light and reflected portions of scene light, while allowing incoming scene light to be transmitted from the external environment. The images are produced using a partially reflecting mirror and a light control element. A portion of scene light is transmitted through the partially reflecting mirror and is combined with a portion of image light reflected from the partially reflecting mirror. A light control element is used to block a portion of the image light and a portion of the scene light to reduce eyeglow.05-17-2012
20100007582DISPLAY VIEWING SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR OPTIMIZING DISPLAY VIEW BASED ON ACTIVE TRACKING - An apparatus for interfacing with a display screen is provided. The apparatus includes a frame. The frame includes (a) a pair of shutter lenses, (b) a light coupled to the frame; and (b) a circuit integrated with the frame to control the pair of shutter lenses and control the light coupled to the frame. The circuit is configured to communicate with a display device to enable synchronization of the shutter lenses and the display device. The light is analyzed to determine position of the frame relative to the display device, and the position is used to cause an adjustment in display output when viewed from the perspective of the position of the frame.01-14-2010
20090146916Display Intented to be Mounted on a Pair of Spectacles - The invention relates to a display (06-11-2009
20110012814Adjustable Attachment for Attaching Head-Mounted Display to Eyeglasses-Type Frame - An attachment device for attaching a monocular head-mounted display device (HMD) to an eyeglasses-type frame worn on a head of a viewer is disclosed. The attachment device is configured to include: a main body detachably attached to the eyeglasses-type frame; a movable member disposed between the main body and the display device, angularly and linearly displaceable relative to the main body; and a mode changer configured to change between a small-rotation-angle mode and a large-rotation-angle mode, in a mechanically synchronized manner with a relative linear displacement of the movable member to the main body. The small-rotation-angle mode enables the movable member to be angularly displaced through an angle smaller than 180 degrees, while the large-rotation-angle mode enables the movable member to be angularly displaced through an angle equal to or larger than 180 degrees.01-20-2011
20120001833DISPLAY DEVICE AND DISPLAY METHOD - A display device has a holding device wearable on a user's head and holding a multifunctional glass that comprises a first and second coupling-out section and a coupling-in section, an image generation module that generates and couples an image into the multifunctional glass through the coupling-in section to the first coupling-out section redirecting the image in the direction of the user such that the user can perceive the image in superimposition with the real environment, a control unit for the image generation module, and a detector which is connected to the control unit and which measures the intensity of ambient light coupled through the first coupling-out section to the second coupling-out section and coupled out of the multifunctional glass through the second coupling-out section. The control unit controls the brightness of the image of the image generation module, the brightness controlled according to the intensity measured by the detector.01-05-2012
20110291918Enhancing Vision Using An Array Of Sensor Modules - According to one embodiment, a method for enhancing vision for a vehicle includes recording external surroundings of the vehicle by a sensor array comprising a plurality of sensor modules including at least two different types of sensor modules, such that the sensor array is coupled to the exterior of the vehicle. The method further includes determining a field of view and one or more types of sensor modules to be displayed. The method further includes displaying the recorded external surroundings of the vehicle associated with the determined one or more types of sensor modules associated with the field of view to be displayed.12-01-2011
20080309586Viewing System for Augmented Reality Head Mounted Display - The viewing system is a head mount display (eye glasses, goggles, head piece or helmet) with emitters on the user's nose bridge emitting an optical image towards reflector screens a predetermined distance from the user's cornea or eye. Each emitter unit is fed with a signal forming the optical image and, in one embodiment, the emitter unit has a plurality of emitters semi-hemispherically mounted to direct light towards the reflector screen. In one embodiment, each reflector screen is a semi-hemispherical reflector with a plurality of discrete reflection surfaces, each at a discrete angle for directing light into the user's eye. In another, the reflector screen is an ellipse and the reflection surface does not have discrete reflection surfaces or facets. Contacts may magnify the optical image.12-18-2008
20100033404Method and device for generating tracking configurations for augmented reality applications - A method and a device for determining tracking configurations for augmented reality applications are provided. A determination is automatically carried out based on a list of modules provided in a real environment and known tracking data of individual modules of the list in terms of an online operation at an operator of a system.02-11-2010
20090273542CONTENT PRESENTATION APPARATUS, AND CONTENT PRESENTATION METHOD - To provide a content presentation apparatus which can reduce the cases where presentation information causes users to have a feeling of suddenness or presentation information is ignored even when information that is not adapted to the states of the users is presented.11-05-2009
20120293394INFORMATION SOURCE FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATORS - An information source device adapted to be in communication with a plurality of users includes a receiver adapted to determine a time-of-visual-gaze duration of a user viewing the information source device, a transmitter adapted to wirelessly transmit information to the user when the time-of-visual-gaze duration exceeds a pre-determined value.11-22-2012
20120293395 METHOD OF ALIGNING A HELMET MOUNTED DISPLAY - A method and system of aligning a helmet mounted display mounted to a helmet is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of;—aligning a first helmet mounted display guide symbol with a reference direction;—selecting the alignment of the first helmet mounted display guide symbol with the reference direction;—aligning a first stabilised guide symbol, starting at the position of the aligned first symbol, with a reference direction, the first stabilised symbol being stabilised to reduce the movement of the stabilised symbol with respect to the reference direction in response to movements of the head of the user;—selecting the alignment of the first stabilised guide symbol with the reference direction;—aligning a second helmet mounted display guide symbol with the reference direction;—selecting the alignment of the second helmet mounted display guide symbol with the reference direction;—aligning a second stabilised guide symbol, starting at the position of the aligned second symbol, with a reference direction, the second stabilised symbol being stabilised to reduce the movement of the stabilised symbol with respect to the reference direction in response to movements of the head of the user; —selecting the alignment of the second stabilised display guide symbol with the reference direction;—determining a relative position and orientation between the helmet and the display mounted to the helmet according to the positions and orientations of the helmet at said alignments.11-22-2012
20090153437DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ALIGNMENT OF BINOCULAR PERSONAL DISPLAY - There is provided a binocular device, including a rigid mechanical body supporting two image sources (06-18-2009
20080309587Head mount display - A head mount display having a display part rotatable relative to a head mount band, which is improved in portability and in which the display part can be protected. A restraint part (12-18-2008
20100013739DISPLAY DEVICE AND DISPLAY METHOD - The present invention provides a display apparatus and a display method for realizing control for display operations by a user precisely reflecting the user's status, i.e., the user's intentions, visual state and physical conditions. By worn as part of an eyeglass-like or head-mount wearable unit for example, the display apparatus of the present invention enables the user to recognize visibly various images on the display unit positioned in front of the user's eyes thereby providing the picked up images, reproduced images, and received images. Here, as control for various display operations such as switching between the display state and the see-through state, display operation mode and selecting sources, the display apparatus of the present invention acquires information about either behavior or physical status of the user, and determines either intention or status of the user in accordance with the acquired information, thereby controlling the display operation appropriately on the basis of the determination result.01-21-2010
20090309812METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPERATING A NEAR-TO-EYE DISPLAY - Methods and systems for operating a vehicular near-to-eye (NTE) display screen operable within an operational range limit are provided. An image is rendering on the NTE display screen within a predefined visibility range. The predefined visibility range is within the operational range limit. A luminance of at least a portion of the image is reduced in response to the NTE display screen being moved outside of the predefined visibility range and within the operational range limit.12-17-2009
20090085833Wearable display - A proposition is to provide a wearable display suitable for enjoying contents including images by plural users simultaneously. To realize the proposition, the wearable display provides an external output unit outputting a signal having the same contents as a signal input to a device to an external device, at an exterior part of an apparatus body including the device making information of contents including images into a state capable of being sensed by a user, and mounting fixtures mounting the device on a head portion of the user.04-02-2009
20090295682METHOD FOR IMPROVING SENSOR DATA COLLECTION USING REFLECTING USER INTERFACES - One challenge with using sensing devices to collect information about a person is that the person needs to stay within reach of sensor. Several solutions exist to resolve this issue, some relay on improving the machinery of the sensor, while other relay on constraining the movements of the person tracked. Both these methods have limitations. In this invention proposal, we describe a method for improving data collection without restraining the user unnecessary or that require a leap in sensor technology. By providing subtle feedback of the sensor's field of sensitivity in the form of a reflecting UI, the user can adjust his or her position in front of the sensor to improve the data collection.12-03-2009
20090262044Display Device - In a head-mounted display (10-22-2009
20090102746Real-Time Self-Visualization System - The present disclosure relates to a system which may allow a user to visualize and/or monitor motor activities during, e.g., rehabilitation exercises and/or athletic training. The system may include a camera that may be configured to capture images of a user performing a motor activity. The system may also include a computer configured to receive the captured images from the camera while the user is performing the motor activity. The computer may be further configured to provide static and dynamic augmentation of the captured images. The system may further include a display for the user. The display may be configured to receive the augmented captured images from the computer and to display the augmented captured images to the user.04-23-2009
20100220037IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM, DISPLAY APPARATUS, AND DISPLAY METHOD - Disclosed herein is an image display system including a display apparatus, an imaging apparatus placed on a movable body; and a server apparatus. The display apparatus and the imaging apparatus are capable of communicating with the server apparatus. The imaging apparatus includes: an imaging section; a speed detection section; and a control section that controls transmission of image data and speed information to the server apparatus. The server apparatus includes: a movable body speed management section that manages the moving speed of the movable body using the speed information; and a control section that identifies an imaging apparatus that matches speed specification information, and causes image data to be transferred from the identified imaging apparatus to the display apparatus. The display apparatus includes: a display section; and a control section that performs a speed specification process, an image request transmission process, and a display process.09-02-2010
20100103077IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS, DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF, PROGRAM, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, GOGGLE-TYPE HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY, VEHICLE, BINOCULARS, AND DESKTOP DISPLAY - An image display apparatus includes: a left-eye light source (04-29-2010
20100103076HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICE AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - To improve a small image display device of the type to be attached to glasses so that positioning thereof can be made easily during use.04-29-2010
20100201606Frame expanding glasses and frame expanding visual system - Frame expanding glasses adapted to be used with a display apparatus for making a user observe an expanding frame are provided. The frame expanding glasses include a left eye optical module and a right eye optical module. The left eye optical module is disposed between a left eye frame and the left eye of the user. The left eye optical module includes a left eye prism and a first frame selector. The right eye optical module is disposed between a right eye frame and the right eye of the user. The right eye optical module includes a right eye prism and a second frame selector. A frame expanding visual system using the frame expanding glasses is also provided.08-12-2010
20080291120HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY FOR ADJUSTING THE INTENSITY OF AMBIENT LIGHTS - A head-mounted display includes a body including an optical visualizing device. The optical visualizing device includes a displaying unit, a housing, a polarizing unit and a front cover. The displaying unit is adapted to display an image. The housing is adapted to accommodate the displaying unit and having a front surface. The polarizing unit is disposed in front of the displaying unit accommodated in the housing for adjusting the intensity of ambient lights that enter the displaying unit. The front cover is adapted to cover the front surface of the housing. The polarizing unit is controlled by the viewer to switch between see-through and non-see-through mode.11-27-2008
20080238815HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY - A head-mounted device mounted on a wearer's head has a first pressing unit to press against the wearer's head from a position of his/her medulla, a second pressing unit to press against the wearer's head in an opposite direction to a pressing direction of the first pressing unit, and a mounting unit to mount the head-mounted device on the wearer's head by adjusting at least one of the first pressing unit and the second pressing unit.10-02-2008
20120293396IMAGING DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD - An imaging display apparatus, includes: display means for image display; first image signal generation means for generating a display image signal based on a captured image signal captured by an imaging section with a field of view direction of a user being a direction of an object; second image signal generation means for generating a display image signal of an image different from an image of the display image signal generated by the first image signal generation means; and control means for allowing, simultaneously on the display means, display of the image of the display image signal generated by the first image signal generation means and display of the image of the display image signal generated by the second image signal generation means.11-22-2012
20130214999WEARABLE DISPLAYS WITH HOLDERS THAT RETAIN DISPLAYS AT PARTICULAR POSITIONS - A wearable display includes a display and a holder. The display emits light toward a light receiver. The holder retains the display in a first position relative to the light receiver when the wearable display is in an operational state. A first area of the display and a second area of the display are the only areas of the display that face the light receiver and are within a field of view of the light receiver when the display is in the first position. The first area is the only area of the first area and the second area in an overlap region when the display is in the first position. The overlap region is a portion of the field of view of the light receiver that overlaps a field of view of another light receiver. The first area is greater than the second area.08-22-2013
20130120224RECALIBRATION OF A FLEXIBLE MIXED REALITY DEVICE - The technology provides embodiments for recalibration of outward facing cameras supported by a see-through, head mounted, mixed reality display system having a flexible portion between see-through displays for the eyes. Each outward facing camera has a fixed spatial relationship with a respective or corresponding see-through display positioned to be seen through by a respective eye. For front facing cameras, the fixed spatial relationship allows a predetermined mapping between positions on an image sensor of each camera and positions on the respective display. The mapping may be used to register a position of a virtual object to a position of a real object. A change in a first flexible spatial relationship between the outward facing cameras can be automatically detected. A second spatial relationship between the cameras is determined. A registration of a virtual object to a real object may be updated based on the second spatial relationship.05-16-2013
20090128450HEAD-MOUNTED DEVICE - A head-mounted device for mounting on the head of a user includes a first pressing member for pressing a first portion of the head from a first direction; a second pressing member for pressing a second portion of the head from a second direction that is different from the first direction; a string member that concatenates the first pressing member and the second pressing member; a structure that guides the string member so that the first and the second pressing members move in the first and the second directions, respectively, according to changes in the length of the string member; and an adjusting unit that adjusts the length of the string member.05-21-2009
20090160737Head mounted display apparatus - A head-mounted display apparatus for a first external video source and a second external video source includes a support, an optical unit, a receiver, and a micro controller. The support is to be worn on a user's head. The optical unit displays video for the user. The receiver selectively receives video signals provided from the first external video source or the second external video source. The micro controller is electrically connected to the receiver for processing the signal to control the optical unit to display the video.06-25-2009
20090128449Augmenting Reality For A User - Augmenting reality for a user including creating a model of a region of the user's environment in a direction of the user's field of vision; determining, in dependence upon the model of the region of the user's environment, that an object located within the user's environment is invisible to the user; determining, in dependence upon the direction of the user's field of vision, the object's location, and the model of the region of the user's environment, a location to display a representation of the object on a transparent display in front of the user's field of vision; and displaying the representation of the object at the determined location on the transparent display in front of the user's field of vision.05-21-2009
20090128448User Interface for a Head Mounted Display - A headset comprises an arrangement and a display. The arrangement is situated at least partially on a head of a user. The display is coupled to the arrangement and capable of displaying a pointing device to the user. The headset is coupled to a mobile device which includes a sensor. When the mobile device is moved, the sensor detects a direction of the movement to generate corresponding direction data. The display displays to the user a corresponding movement of the pointing device which is determined as a function of the corresponding direction data.05-21-2009
20090184889Method and apparatus for displaying - Aspects of the disclosure provide a display system. The display system can include a display module having a configurable optical characteristic that varies from substantially transmissive to substantially reflective, at least one data capturing device configured to capture data to form a display image, and at least a first projector configured to project the display image to the display module. Therefore, the display image can be overlaid with a real image according to an optical configuration of the display module.07-23-2009
20120068914MINIATURE COMMUNICATIONS GATEWAY FOR HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY - A head mounted display (HMD) system includes a number of separately and uniquely packaged components. A first component is a headset that incorporates at least a microphone input and speaker output devices into headset housing apparatus designed to be supported about the user's head or face. A microdisplay element is located in an optical pod at the end of an adjustable boom as part of the headset. Additional components, including electronic circuits, such as a microcomputer, one or more wired and wireless interfaces, associated memory or storage devices, auxiliary device mounts and the like are packaged in the headset or as a pager sized gateway device having a belt clip.03-22-2012
20110221658AUGMENTED REALITY EYEPIECE WITH WAVEGUIDE HAVING A MIRRORED SURFACE - This disclosure concerns an interactive head-mounted eyepiece with an integrated processor for handling content for display and an integrated image source for introducing the content to an optical assembly through which the user views a surrounding environment and the displayed content. The displayed content is introduced into an optical waveguide of the eyepiece at an angle of internal incidence that does not result in total internal reflection. However, a mirrored surface on the first surface of the optical waveguide reflects the displayed content towards the second surface of the optical waveguide.09-15-2011
20110221657OPTICAL STABILIZATION OF DISPLAYED CONTENT WITH A VARIABLE LENS - This disclosure concerns an interactive, head-mounted eyepiece with an electrically adjustable liquid lens that adjusts a focus of the displayed content for the user. The electrically adjustable liquid lens may be of the type that uses two liquids, a conducting liquid and a non-conducting liquid. Alternatively, the liquid lens may be a tunable liquid crystal cell, in which a non-uniform magnetic field is used to shape the liquid crystal and adjust a focus for the user.09-15-2011
20120068913OPACITY FILTER FOR SEE-THROUGH HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY - An optical see-through head-mounted display device includes a see-through lens which combines an augmented reality image with light from a real-world scene, while an opacity filter is used to selectively block portions of the real-world scene so that the augmented reality image appears more distinctly. The opacity filter can be a see-through LCD panel, for instance, where each pixel of the LCD panel can be selectively controlled to be transmissive or opaque, based on a size, shape and position of the augmented reality image. Eye tracking can be used to adjust the position of the augmented reality image and the opaque pixels. Peripheral regions of the opacity filter, which are not behind the augmented reality image, can be activated to provide a peripheral cue or a representation of the augmented reality image. In another aspect, opaque pixels are provided at a time when an augmented reality image is not present.03-22-2012
20090073082Head mount display - A head mount display includes: an image display unit at which an image is displayed; an arm that supports the image display unit while allowing an orientation of the image display unit to be adjusted; a mounting unit that supports the arm and is used to attach the head mount display to a user; and03-19-2009
20090096714Image display device - A see-through type image display device is provided to easily designate a displayed virtual image or to easily, quickly and precisely select the same. The image display device projects light of an image to the retina of a viewer while external light is transmitted through the image display device in order for the viewer to recognize a real image due to the external light and a virtual image caused by the light of the image. The image display device includes an indicator rod that is variable in position and direction, an indicator detecting part for detecting the position and direction of the indicator rod, and an image display part for generating image information disposing an auxiliary virtual image in response to the position and the direction of the indicator rod along with a display subject of a main virtual image disposed on display coordinates, so that an image light based on the image information is provided to the retina of the viewer.04-16-2009
20110227812HEAD NOD DETECTION AND CONTROL IN AN AUGMENTED REALITY EYEPIECE - This disclosure concerns an interactive head-mounted eyepiece with an integrated processor for handling content for display and an integrated image source for introducing the content to an optical assembly through which the user views a surrounding environment and the displayed content. The eyepiece includes a plurality of head motion sensing control devices that provide control commands to the processor as command instructions based upon sensing a predefined head motion characteristic.09-22-2011
20090309811IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEMS - In a head-mounted display system a viewed scene is optically compressed before being incident on a detector so that the peripheral regions of the image, which will appear in the viewing person's peripheral vision, are compressed more than the central region. The image is relayed to a display where an inverse optical expansion is applied, so that a wide field of view with high resolution at the centre is obtained from a relatively small display.12-17-2009
20110221656DISPLAYED CONTENT VISION CORRECTION WITH ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE LENS - This disclosure concerns an interactive, head-mounted eyepiece with an electrically adjustable liquid lens that adjusts a focus of the displayed content for the user. The electrically adjustable lens may be of the type wherein the lens is moved back and forth with a small worm drive. Alternatively, the electrically adjustable lens may be of the type that uses two liquids, a conducting liquid and a non-conducting liquid. The liquid lens may instead be a tunable liquid crystal cell, in which a non-uniform magnetic field is used to shape the liquid crystal and adjust a focus for the user.09-15-2011
20110221659AUGMENTED REALITY EYEPIECE WITH FREEFORM OPTIC, IMAGE SOURCE, AND OPTICAL DISPLAY - This disclosure concerns an interactive head-mounted eyepiece with an integrated processor for handling content for display. An integrated image source, which includes a light source and the optical display, introduces the content to an optical assembly through which the user views a surrounding environment and the displayed content. Alternatively, an integrated projector facility projects the content to the optical assembly. The projector facility includes a light source and the LCoS display, wherein light from the light source is emitted under control of the processor and traverses a polarizing beam splitter where it is polarized before being reflected off an LCoS display and into an optical waveguide of the eyepiece.09-15-2011
20130214998Head-Mounted Peripheral Vision Display Systems And Methods - A head-mounted peripheral vision display and associated methods display information to a user without distraction. A plurality of light display elements are positioned within an area of peripheral vision of at least one eye of the user such that the information is imparted to the user without a need for repositioning or refocusing of the eye. The information may be determined from data received from one or more sensors and an illumination pattern is determined based upon the performance information. The light display elements are controlled to display the illumination pattern to the user.08-22-2013
20090195479OUTPUT DEVICE AND WEARABLE DISPLAY - A headphone (08-06-2009
20090213038Head Mounted Display and Real-Time Video Device - A head mounted display is disclosed in this invention. The head mounted display includes a display module, a removable supporting frame, and a removable clamping device. The display module is connected to a multi-media player. The removable supporting frame is disposed on the display module. The removable clamping device is disposed on the display module so as to clip eyeglasses of a user. A real-time video device is also disclosed in this invention. The real-time video device includes an image capturing device, a receiving device, and a head mounted display. The image capturing device is able to capture a motion image of a user continuously and transfer a signal of the motion image. The receiving device is used to receive the signal of the motion image. The head mounted display is mounted on the head of the user; the motion image is displayed on a display element of the head mounted display instantaneously.08-27-2009
20090243970Head mount display - The head mounted display of the present invention has a display part for displaying images to the wearer, a supporting part which supports the display part, which is fed out into a position in front of as eye from a position that is not located in front of the face, and which is moved from this position in front of as eye into this position that is not located in front of the face, and a mounting part which holds this supporting part, and which is mounted on the wearer in a position that is not located in front of the face, and is constructed so that the supporting part can move past the side of the head along the contour of the head. As a result, a display device is produced which is relatively free of unsightliness with respect to the wearer.10-01-2009
20090243967Head mount display - A displaying unit displaying an image, a recognizing unit recognizing use history of the displaying unit, and a decision unit deciding a permissible viewing time of the image for a user, based on the use history are provided, and the display of the image by the displaying unit is stopped according to the permissible viewing time. Alternatively, the user is encouraged to finish watching the image according to the permissible viewing time. In a head mount display including a displaying unit and mountable on the head of a user, it is possible to realize a fatigue countermeasure appropriate for a user.10-01-2009
20090243969Display processor and display processing system - There are provided a transparent display device configured to be capable of giving a predetermined field of view including a natural image of a projection board to the vision of an operator and to be held on the head portion of the operator, an antenna arranged in the vicinity of the projection board and configured to carry out radio communication to at least one RFID tag for display storing display data, respectively, that has at least one predetermined display image displayed in the field of view, and a control circuit configured to obtain image data via radio communication through the antenna and to have the predetermined display image displayed by the display device so as to be superimposed on the natural image of the projection board in the field of view on the basis of the obtained image data.10-01-2009
20090243968Head mount display and head mount display system - A see-through-type head mount display which is configured to project an image light corresponding to content information to an eye of a viewer while allowing an external light to pass therethrough includes: an imaging unit which is configured to photograph at least a portion of a range of a viewing field of the viewer; an operation information selecting unit which is configured to, when a predetermined mark image falls within an imaging region of the imaging unit, a portion of the mark image is covered by the viewer, and a configuration that a portion of the mark image is cut off is photographed by the imaging unit, select operation information corresponding to the configuration of the photographed mark image; and an operation processing unit which is configured to execute processing corresponding to the operation information selected by the operation information selecting unit.10-01-2009
20090243965LIGHTWEIGHT HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY WITH MULTIPLE ADJUSTMENTS - A head mounted display assembly including a frame comprising a base (10-01-2009
20090243966OUTPUTTING APPARATUS AND IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - A display element (10-01-2009
20080309588Head mount display - A head mount display having a display part rotatable relative to a head mount part, in which, when the display part is rotated and retreated from in front of the eyes to the top of the head of the wearer when not is use, the display part is less possible to come into contact with the forehead or hair of the wearer during its rotation. The head mount display has an arm part at the forward end of which the display part is mounted and mounting parts for fitting the other end of the arm part to the head mount part. The other end of the arm is mounted by the mounting parts to the head mounting part so as to be rotatable in the direction where the forward end of the arm part is separated from the mounting parts and so as to be displaceable in the direction.12-18-2008
20100265164IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - The positional relationship among a physical object, virtual object, and viewpoint is calculated using the position information of the physical object, that of the virtual object, and that of the viewpoint, and it is determined whether or not the calculated positional relationship satisfies a predetermined condition (S10-21-2010
20100149073Near to Eye Display System and Appliance - A near-to-eye display system for forming an image as an illuminated region on a retina of at least one eye of a user is disclosed. The system includes a source of modulated light, a proximal optic positionable adjacent an eye of the user to receive the modulated light. The proximal optic has a plurality of groups of optically redirecting regions. The optically redirecting regions are configured to direct a plurality of beams of the modulated light into a pupil of the eye to form a contiguous illuminated portion of the retina of the eye. A first group of the optically redirecting regions is configured to receive modulated light from the source and redirect beams of the modulated light into the pupil of the eye for illumination of a first portion of the retina. A second group of the optically redirecting regions is configured to receive modulated light from the source and redirect beams of the modulated light into the pupil of the eye for illumination of a second portion of the retina.06-17-2010
20100156758APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR LANDING A ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT - An aircraft (06-24-2010
20100188314WEARABLE DISPLAY UNIT, HEADPHONES AND SYSTEM PROVIDED WITH THESE - Inclination of an image display unit is prevented at the time of using a wearable display unit in which the image display unit can move between a projection position where the image display unit comes in front of a user's eye and a retracted position where the image display unit has been retracted from the front of the user's eye. A display support member 07-29-2010
20090115687Video display device - When headphone housings (05-07-2009
20100001928HEAD-MOUNTABLE COCKPIT DISPLAY SYSTEM - Systems and apparatus are provided for head-mountable cockpit displays for providing information related to an aircraft system to a user. A cockpit display system comprises an eyeglass frame adapted for wearing on the head of the user. The eyeglass frame has a perimeter defining a field of view. A display element is mechanically coupled to the eyeglass frame and aligned with a bottom portion of the field of view. Display electronics are coupled to the display element, and an avionics system is coupled to the display electronics. The display electronics are configured to render an image of a cockpit instrument panel associated with the avionics system on the display element.01-07-2010
20100001927Helmet mounted modular night vision enhancement apparatus - The invention is a modular system to mount various vision enhancing devices to a helmet. The invention allows for currently fielded imaging devices to be used as designed while at the same time provides a way to mount a new technology. This modular design concept consists of the currently fielded image-intensifying monocular mount, a new mounting bracket compatible with the currently fielded image-intensifying monocular, a helmet mounted display clip-on mount, and a clip-on electronics mount. The bracket would not only provide a means of attachment but also contain the cabling necessary for operation. The invention also consists of a clip on bracket for the HMD, necessary to view the thermal imagery, which can be placed over either eye. The design of this modular system allows the user to configure the helmet as deemed appropriate for the mission at hand.01-07-2010
20100225566Head mount display - In a head mount display, an imaging unit detects hands of a user in such a manner by imaging a range which includes at least a display region displayed by a display unit out of a field of view of a user. In displaying a reference image which is used as a reference when a user performs a predetermined operation, the head mount display reduces visibility of the reference image for the user in a region defined between one hand and the other hand of the user.09-09-2010
20100231483INTERACTIVE MRI SYSTEM AND SUBJECT ANXIETY RELIEF DISTRACTION SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL USE - A medical system for reducing a subject's anxiety by providing video and sound to the subject, and for receiving responses from the subject. The system includes a sound suppression circuit for suppressing sound emanating from an medical device. The one or more visual displays have tilt, swivel, and distance adjusting means for adjusting the distance between the displays.09-16-2010
20100253602DYNAMIC VEHICLE SYSTEM INFORMATION 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 graphic head up instrument display upon a substantially transparent windscreen head up display of a vehicle includes monitoring operation of the vehicle, monitoring an operator-defined configuration of the graphic head up instrument display, determining the graphic head up instrument display based upon the operation of the vehicle and the operator-defined configuration of the graphic head up instrument display, and displaying the graphic head up instrument display upon the substantially transparent windscreen head up display.10-07-2010
20100141556Ophthalmic display - The invention relates to an ophthalmic display comprising an optical imager both for shaping light beams emitted by a miniature screen of a light-beam generator system for generating light beams that are introduced into said imager via an inlet face, and for directing them towards the eye of the wearer so as to make it possible to view an image, an adapter being in a reference position relative to the imager, and said light-beam generator system including a connection arrangement for connection to said adapter, the connection between said system and said adapter being releasable. In the invention, said adapter is constituted by two snap-fastener hooks for housing in housings carried by said connection arrangement.06-10-2010
20100141555Real-time image scanning and processing - An apparatus for displaying at least one image with respect to a line-of-sight (LOS), with an image source, a display processor and a displaying unit. The display processor is coupled with the image source and the displaying unit. The image source provides at least one spatially unregistered image, and the display processor spatially registers the spatially unregistered image with the LOS, thereby generating a respective at least one spatially registered image. The displaying unit displays at least one spatially registered pixel on a displaying surface. The display processor includes a storage unit, an image processor and a pixel locator, the pixel locator being coupled with the image processor, wherein the storage unit stores the spatially unregistered image. The image processor selects at least one projection pixel to be displayed and the pixel locator determines, in each spatially unregistered image, the location of the spatially registered pixel corresponding to the selected projection pixel.06-10-2010
20110128209HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICE - A head mounted display device including: 06-02-2011
20090278766DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DISPLAY METHOD - An adequate display operation control in accordance with the external world situation is realized. For example, where a user wears the wearing unit of a spectacle-shaped or head-worn unit, the user is made to be able to view any type of image on the display section immediately in front of the eyes, and provided with taken images, reproduced images, and received images. At the point, a control relative to various display operations such as on/off of the display operation, display operation mode, and source change is carried out based on external world information.11-12-2009
20090322654INFORMATION DISPLAY DEVICE AND WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROLLER - The head-mounted display has a rear arm, an accommodating part that is attached to the rear arm, a display arm that is held in the accommodating part so that this display arm can be accommodated, a display part which is attached to the tip end of the display arm so that this display part can pivot, and headphones which are disposed on both end parts of the rear arm, as main parts. A flat cable which supplies a power source and signals to the image display device is led into the accommodating part via a wiring attachment part, and is fastened to the accommodating part by the wiring attachment part. In the accommodating part, the intermediate part of the flat cable is fastened by a wiring retainer. Then, this flat cable enters the display arm from the rear end part of the display arm, and is further conducted to the image display device inside the display part via a spherical-surface coupling. As a result, a head-mounted display can be obtained in which there is no interference with human activity by the wiring, and in which no feeling of bother is created.12-31-2009
20120242560HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICE - A head-mounted display device includes: an image display unit including an image-light generating unit that generates image light representing an image and emits the image light and a light guide unit that guides the emitted image light to the eye of a user, the image display unit being for causing the user to visually recognize a virtual image; and a control unit that includes an operation surface, is connected to the image display unit, and controls image display by the image display unit. When it is assumed that the user shifts the user's attention from the virtual image, the control unit adjusts the luminance of the image-light generating unit or adjusts the image light generated by the image-light generating unit to reduce the visibility of the virtual image.09-27-2012
20120242561Head-Mounted Display Device - A head-mounted display device includes: a light guide prism in a polyhedron shape having a first optical surface facing a wearer side in a mounted state, and a third and a fourth optical surfaces each forming an acute interior angle with the first optical surface; a video display portion for emitting video light toward an incident portion on the first optical surface; and an eyepiece lens cemented to or integrally formed with an emitting portion on the first optical surface. Video light incident on the incident portion on the first optical surface is reflected by the third optical surface, the first optical surface and the fourth optical surface, and is emitted toward a pupil direction of the wearer on an optical axis of the eyepiece lens. The incident portion and the reflecting portion overlap each other in part while the emitting portion avoids overlapping with the reflecting portion.09-27-2012
20090109128DISPLAY WITH REPLICA WELDING HELMET VIEWER - A display device that includes a housing that houses a display, and a control panel. Control panel and display are connected to a controller disposed inside of the housing. A control device can also be attached to display device. The control device is configured to resemble a welding gun. The control device is also connected to the controller. A viewer, such as welding mask viewer, is be mounted to the housing of display device.04-30-2009
20100295754SYSTEMS, APPARATUS AND FAST METHODS FOR ALIGNING IMAGES TO EXTERNAL MARKERS IN NEAR-TO-EYE DISPLAY SYSTEMS - Provided are systems, apparatus, and methods for registering an image within a defined area within the confines of a user. The area is defined by one or more information markers that may be active or passive markers. A sensor operable to detect the information markers is rigidly attached to a motion tracker which is aligned and calibrated relative to the information markers and by detecting at least one of the information markers causes the virtual object image to appear to remain within the defined area.11-25-2010
20130135180SHARED COLLABORATION USING HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY - Various embodiments are provided for a shared collaboration system and related methods for enabling an active user to interact with one or more additional users and with collaboration items. In one embodiment a head-mounted display device is operatively connected to a computing device that includes a collaboration engine program. The program receives observation information of a physical space from the head-mounted display device along with a collaboration item. The program visually augments an appearance of the physical space as seen through the head-mounted display device to include an active user collaboration item representation of the collaboration item. The program populates the active user collaboration item representation with additional user collaboration item input from an additional user.05-30-2013
20090243964DISPLAY APPARATUS - A display apparatus which comprises an image module for generating an image, a spectacle-like frame which carries the image module, and wherein the spectacle-like frame comprises a front portion with a nose support, as well as two side arms mounted to the front portion. At least one earphone is mounted to the frame via a positioning mechanism. The earphone can be positioned in front of an ear of a user by means of the positioning mechanism, when the display apparatus is mounted on the user's head. The positioning mechanism comprises a linear guide which is mounted to the frame via a hinge joint and the earphone is positioned at the end of the linear guide, turned away from the hinge joint.10-01-2009
20090066607HEAD-MOUNTED DEVICE - A head-mounted device to be worn on a user's head includes a first pressing member to press, for example, an occipital region, a second pressing member to press, for example, a parietal region, and first and second linear members connected to the first and second pressing members respectively. The first and second linear members are guided so that a change in lengths of the first and second linear members causes the first and second pressing members to move in the first and second directions respectively. An adjustment unit to adjust the lengths of the first and second linear members includes first and second wind-up units connected to a rotational operation member and to wind up the first and second linear members respectively.03-12-2009
20110109528WEARABLE DISPLAY APPARATUS - A wearable display adopting a diffractive optical system includes a light source unit to emit light of a plurality of colors having wavelength bands which do not overlap each other; a light guide plate including a light guide portion to guide light incident from the light source unit by reflection, and a plurality of light output portions protruding from a surface of the light guide portion to output the light incident from the light source via a specular reflection as a surface light source. The light incident on a panel type optical modulation device from the light guide plate is modulated according to input image signals. The light emitted from the panel type optical modulation device is diffracted by a first diffractive device to be coupled to the waveguide and propagated by the waveguide. The light transferred through the waveguide is focused by an imaging device to form an enlarged image.05-12-2011
20120032874DISPLAY APPARATUS ASSEMBLY - A display apparatus assembly includes: a display apparatus; and a speed measuring device that measures a movement speed of the display apparatus, wherein the display apparatus includes a glass-type frame that is mounted on a head of an observer and two image displaying devices for left and right eyes that are mounted in the frame, each of the image displaying devices includes an image forming device, an optical system that forms light output from the image forming device to be parallel light, and an optical device to which light output from the optical system is incident and in which the light is guided so as to be output, and a convergence angle is changed based on the movement speed of the display apparatus that is measured by the speed measuring device.02-09-2012
20110241975HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY - There is provided a head mounted display including a glasses-type frame to be worn on a head of an observer; two optical modules including two image creation devices, and two light guides having two light guide plates coupled one-to-one with the two image creation devices and placed closer to a center of a face of the observer than the image creation devices are as a whole, that guide light beams output from the image creation devices and output the light beams toward pupils of the observer; and an optical plate supporting the two light guides, wherein the optical plate is attached to a center part of the frame.10-06-2011
20130154906DETERMINING WHETHER A WEARABLE DEVICE IS IN USE - Systems and methods for selecting an action associated with a power state transition of a head-mounted display (HMD) in the form of eyeglasses are disclosed. A signal may be received from a sensor on a nose bridge of the eyeglasses indicating if the HMD is in use. Based on the received signal, a first powers state for the HMD may be determined. Responsive to the determined first power state, an action associated with a power state transition of the HMD from an existing power state to the first power state may be selected. The action may be selected from among a plurality of actions associated with a plurality of state transitions. Also, the action may be a sequence of functions performed by the HMD including modifying an operating state of a primary processing component of the HMD and a detector of the HMD configured to image an environment.06-20-2013
20110241976SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERSONAL VIEWING DEVICES - Images are overlaid using a personal viewing device, such as a head mounted display. The personal viewing device includes a mount, an electronic display, a lens, and an electronic circuit. The electronic display, lens, and electronic circuit are physically attached to the mount. The electronic display and lens are positioned by the mount so that an eye views the electronic display through the lens. The electronic circuit overlays a first image with a second image to produce an overlaid image. The electronic circuit then displays the overlaid image on the electronic display. The electronic circuit can include an image generating device. The image generating device can generate the first image and/or the second image. The image generating device can be a video player or a processor. The personal viewing device can further include a wireless transceiver attached to the mount.10-06-2011
20100039353NEAR-TO-EYE DISPLAY ARTIFACT REDUCTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A near-to-eye (NTE) display system and method are provided for reducing artifact display in a NTE display that is worn, at least partially, on a viewer's head. The movement of the NTE display is sensed while displaying an image that comprises individual content frames on the NTE display. A characteristic of the individual content frames of the displayed image is varied based on the sensed movement.02-18-2010
20100053031ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - An electro-optical device, in which the position of the view point of a viewer who sees the display region on a substrate is fixed to a predetermined position within the display region in a plan view, includes a first color filter which overlaps a first pixel region disposed at the predetermined position among a plurality of pixel regions constituting the display region and a second color filter which overlaps a second pixel region disposed closer to an outer side of the display region than the predetermined position among the plurality of pixel regions, in which the hue of the first color filter is the same as that of the second color filter, and thicknesses of the first and second color filters are set such that a difference in density of color between a first display ray which has passed through the first color filter and a second display ray which has passed through the second color filter is small when measuring the first display ray and the second display ray at the position of the view point.03-04-2010
20100060551BEAM SCANNING-TYPE DISPLAY DEVICE, METHOD, PROGRAM AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - A beam scanning-type display device used as a head-mounted display (HMD) or a head-up display (HUD) includes a light source (03-11-2010
20110074658HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY AND IMAGING DATA USAGE SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME - A head mounted display includes: an image presentation portion that sequentially presents each of content images to a user's eye; an imaging portion that images an object when the content images are presented; an event acquisition portion that acquires an event occurring outside; a storage control unit that stores imaging data including the imaged object and imaging time position information regarding an imaging time; an event determination unit that determines whether the acquired event has a specific feature; a first specification unit that specifies first time position information regarding a timing when the event having the specific feature is occurred; and a first association registration unit, which, when the event has the specific feature, associates presentation identification information for identifying the presented content images with the first time position information, and which registers the presentation identification information and the first time position information.03-31-2011
20110050547Image display apparatus and head mounted display - An image display apparatus includes: (A) an image forming device; (B) an optical system that converts light emitted from the image forming device into parallel light; (C) an optical device to which the light beams converted into the parallel light by the optical system enter, in which the light beams are guided, and from which the light beams are emitted; and (D) a supporting member that pivotally supports at least the image forming device with respect to the optical device, wherein an assembly of at least the image forming device and the supporting member has the center of gravity at a position apart from the pivoting central axis of the supporting member, and at least the image forming device is pivoted with respect to the optical device by gravity, whereby the image forming device is horizontally held.03-03-2011
20110050546EYEWEAR FOR PEOPLE WITH LOW VISION OR IMPAIRED VISION - The device is eyewear that aids people with low or impaired vision. The eyewear consists of miniature cameras and thin-film transistor (TFT) screens which are powered by a portable battery pack. These items (cameras and TFTs) are imbedded into the eyewear frames. The person with low or impaired vision wears the eyewear like regular eyeglasses, the cameras collect the images, and the TFTs display them in a manner in which the person can easily view the images in a light controlled environment. The eyewear is portable and can be folded like regular eyeglasses.03-03-2011
20110043436HEAD MOUNT DISPLAY - Provided is a head mount display of a type to be attached to eyeglasses. A head mount display (02-24-2011
20110175799IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY - A video image display device (07-21-2011
20080246693SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ENHANCED VIRTUAL REALITY - A method and system for virtual reality imaging is presented. The method includes placing a user in a known environment; acquiring a video image from a perspective such that a field of view of the video camera simulates the user's line of sight; tracking the user's location, rotation and line of sight; filtering the video image to remove video data associated with the known environment without effecting video data associated with the user; overlaying the video image after filtering onto a virtual image with respect to the user's location to generate a composite image; and displaying the composite image in real time at a head mounted display. The system includes a head mounted display; a video camera disposed at the head mounted display such that a field of view of the video camera simulates a line of sight of a user when wearing the head mounted display, wherein a video image is obtained for the field of view; a tracking device configured to track the location, rotation, and line of sight of a user; and a processor configured to filter the video image to remove video data associated with a known environment without effecting video data associated with the user and to overlay the video image after it is filtered onto a virtual image with respect to the user's location to generate a composite image which is displayed by the head mounted display in real time.10-09-2008
20100321277HMD SYSTEM AND DISPLAY METHOD FOR AN HMD SYSTEM - An HMD system including an image data module, which includes an enabling unit and a data unit, as well as a display module that can be mounted on the head of a user and is connected to the image data module via a bidirectional communication channel. The enabling unit transmits an enabling request to the display module via the communication channel, and the display module transmits an enabling code via the communication channel in response to the enabling request. The enabling unit verifies the validity of the enabling code, prevents transmission of image data from the data unit to the display module if an invalid enabling code is present and allows transmission of image data from the data unit to the display module if a valid enabling code is present. The display module presents an image based on the transmitted image data to the user wearing the display module on his head.12-23-2010
20100283711AN INTEGRATED COMPUTATION AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, A FRAMED INTERFACE THEREFOR AND A METHOD OF OPERATING THEREOF - An integrated computational and communication system having modular components, a framed user interface and a method of operation an integrated computational and communication system are provided. In one embodiment, the integrated computational and communication system includes: (1) an input component configured to receive input data from a user, (2) an output component configured to provide output data to the user, (3) a controller configured to provide computational functionality and telephone communication for the system and (4) a communication base station configured to provide bi-directional communication channels between the input and output components, the communication base station and the controller, wherein the communication base station and the controller are adapted to be worn by the user.11-11-2010
20110050548HEAD UP DISPLAY UTILIZING AN LCD AND A DIFFUSER - Head up display (HUD) for displaying a combined image of a scene image of a scene and an informative image, for an observer, the HUD including an image source, an optical relay, a low physical height horizontally expanding optical assembly and a planar optical module, the image source for producing a substantially small narrow angle informative image, the optical relay for producing a substantially large narrow angle informative image, by enlarging the substantially small narrow angle informative image, received from the image source, the low physical height horizontally expanding optical assembly for producing a horizontally expanded image, by horizontally expanding the substantially large narrow angle informative image, received from the optical relay, and the planar optical module for producing a substantially large informative image, by vertically expanding the horizontally expanded image, and further producing the combined image, by combining the substantially large informative image with the scene image.03-03-2011
20110134016PERIPHERAL WITH A DISPLAY - A headset may include a communication interface to receive one or more images from a device. The headset may further include a pair of earpieces, each earpiece including a speaker and a display to show at least one of the one or more images from the device.06-09-2011
20080218435PERIPHERAL WITH A DISPLAY - A headset may include a communication interface to receive one or more images from a device. The headset may further include a pair of earpieces, each earpiece including a speaker and a display to show at least one of the one or more images from the device.09-11-2008
20080218436Zero-lag image response to pilot head mounted display control - A method and a system for tracking a line-of-sight (LOS) and providing zero-lag image response to a display is disclosed. The method according to one embodiment receives image data having a filed of view (FOV) that is larger than what is displayed on the display using an initial LOS, combines the received image data to create a region of interest (ROI) image, detects a change in the LOS, creates a new ROI image using the received image data to correspond to the changed LOS, and displays the new ROI image to the display.09-11-2008
20100060552Head mount display - A see-through-type head mount display includes a display unit which is configured to project an image light corresponding to display information on an eye of a viewer thus allowing the viewer to visually recognize an image corresponding to the image light while allowing an external light to pass therethrough. The head mount display determines a distribution state of identifying objects within a detected imaging region, and decides a display mode of associated information which is associated with the respective identifying objects corresponding to a distribution state of the identifying objects. Further, the head mount display performs a control such that a display unit performs a display of the associated information which is associated with the identifying objects in the decided mode in association with the identifying objects viewable by a viewer in a see-through manner through the display unit.03-11-2010
20090322653COMPACT VIRTUAL DISPLAY - Provided is a compact virtual display in which an image displayed on an image display device is separated into a plurality of regions, selectively reflected in an image receiving optical system, and selectively transmitted in synchronization with the selective reflection of the image receiving optical system.12-31-2009
20100026609Battery accommodating device, portable device, output device, and head mount display - The present application is intended to prevent an excessive pressure from acting on a battery due to an expansion of the battery. A battery accommodating device having a battery chamber, which is formed in a housing and in which a battery is accommodated, the battery chamber being covered with a cover member, and has a lock part which fixes the housing and the cover member and a lock release part which unlocks the lock part when the battery has expanded. An output device includes a lock member which, while the cover member is being mounted to the housing, engages with a part of the cover member to prevent separation of the cover member and a displacement transmitting member, which transmits an expansive displacement of a battery to the lock member and releases the engagement of the lock member with a part of the cover member.02-04-2010
20100019992Storage medium for storing a signal having successive nonuniform images for subsequent playback and a method for forming such a signal for storage on such - A storage medium has successive nonuniform images stored thereon for retrieval and presentation by a playback device to an eye of a passive viewer, each successive nonuniform image having a highly detailed component and a lesser detailed component, the successive nonuniform images for simulating percepts of an observer of an object space wherein a position of the highly detailed component is changed in selected successive nonuniform images such that a visual axis of the eye of the viewer with respect to a field of view of the selected successive nonuniform images is drawn to passively follow the position of the highly detailed component so that the viewer experiences percepts as if looking through the eyes of the observer of the object space. A method for producing successive nonuniform images for storage on a storage medium is also shown.01-28-2010
20090073084WIRELESS DEVICES WITH FLEXIBLE MONITORS AND KEYBOARDS - A portable device (e.g., a wireless device such as a cell phone) is provided with a flexible keyboard and a flexible display screen. Such flexible components may be stored in the housing of the portable device when not in use. The flexible display screen and flexible keyboard may be expanded from the housing when the flexible components are utilized by a user.03-19-2009
20120306725Apparatus and Method for a Bioptic Real Time Video System - A method and apparatus of displaying an electronic video image using a head-worn near-to-eye display in a non-immersive fashion, such that the wearer can choose, through simple adjustments of their neck and eye angles, to either look at the displayed video image or their natural environment. The invention also relates to the incorporation of prescription lenses into the optical chain of the near-to-eye display. The invention also relates to the use of motion and position sensors incorporated into the head-worn device to enable automatic stabilization of the video image. The invention also relates to the use of motion and position sensors incorporated into the head-worn device to automatically adjust the vertical angle of either the camera or the electronic display or both, by sensing the vertical angular position of the user's head.12-06-2012
20120038543Method and Apparatus to Support Miniature Image Displays - A secure, comfortable, lightweight, and adjustable mounting platform to suspend miniature image displays in front a viewer's eyes without contacting the viewer's nose bridge, cheeks or ears. The mounting platform maintains airflow so as not to cause localized heating or fogging near the retained display devices. The mounting is to be flexible to allow the user to adjust the line of sight of the retained device along at least 4 degrees of freedom—lateral, elevation, depth and entering viewing angle for personal viewing preference, while being rigid enough to securely hold the imaging device when the user moves their head.02-16-2012
20090073083Head-mounted display - A headphone (03-19-2009
20120206322AR GLASSES WITH EVENT AND SENSOR INPUT TRIGGERED USER ACTION CAPTURE DEVICE CONTROL OF AR EYEPIECE FACILITY - This disclosure concerns an interactive head-mounted eyepiece with an integrated processor for handling content for display and an integrated image source for introducing the content to an optical assembly through which the user views a surrounding environment and the displayed content, wherein the eyepiece includes event and sensor input triggered user action capture device control.08-16-2012
20100171680DISTRIBUTED HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY SYSTEM - There is provided an electro-optical system, including at least two spaced-apart units, a head-mounted display (HIVID) unit, having a video signal source, a display source for displaying video signals from the display source, an optical module for projecting video signals from the display source into a user's eye, a driving electronic module, a power supply, and a portable control unit. The two spaced-apart units communicate by a narrowband wireless channel.07-08-2010
20120062444SWITCHABLE HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY TRANSITION - A method of operating a switchable head-mounted display apparatus includes the steps of providing a head-mounted display that includes a switchable viewing area that is switched between a transparent viewing state and an information viewing state, switching the viewing state to an intermediate state from the transparent viewing state or the information viewing state, and switching the intermediate state to the transparent viewing state or the information viewing state.03-15-2012
20120062446VIDEO IMAGE VIEWING GLASSES AND IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM - A pair of video image viewing glasses comprising: a pair of image selection members each of which selects incident light and transmits the selected incident light; and a frame member in which the pair of image selection members are accommodated side by side. The pair of video image viewing glasses is used with or without another pair of glasses. The frame member includes: a locking portion via which the other pair of glasses locks the pair of video image viewing glasses when the pair of video image viewing glasses is worn over the other pair of glasses; and a nose pad provided to be positioned between the pair of image selection members. The nose pad is detachably attached to the frame member.03-15-2012
20120062445ADJUSTABLE WRAP AROUND EXTENDABLE ARM FOR A HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY - This disclosure concerns an interactive head-mounted eyepiece with an integrated processor for handling content for display and an integrated image source for introducing the content to an optical assembly through which the user views a surrounding environment and the displayed content. The eyepiece includes an adjustable wrap around extendable arm comprising a shape memory material for securing the position of the eyepiece on the user's head, wherein the extendable arm extends from an end of an eyepiece arm.03-15-2012
20120013525INTERACTIVE MRI SYSTEM - An MRI system having an interface unit that has an electrically grounded, non-magnetic RF shield covered housing that can be located in the MRI room, or preferably located in the control room. The housing has a computer system, a sound transmission system, an eye tracking system, a microphone system, a power filtering system and non-magnetic connectors for a data cable and a power cable each of which is replaceable. The interface unit also provides video and sound to the subjects, and is capable of receiving responses from the subject. Visual displays are connected to the interface unit for receiving and displaying visual images to the subject. The visual display has minimal magnetic material and is wearable having the general shape and size of goggles. A single data cable and a single power cable are connected to the visual display to provide power and to send/receive data.01-19-2012
20100253603PROTECTIVE SCREEN - The present invention generally relates to a screen 10-07-2010
20120105310Dynamic foveal vision display - A head mounted display system with at least one retinal display unit having a curved reflector positioned in front of one eye or both eyes of a wearer. The unit includes a first set of three modulated visible-light lasers co-aligned and adapted to provide a laser beam with selectable color and a first scanner unit providing both horizontal and vertical scanning of the laser beam across a portion of the curved reflector in directions so as to produce a reflection of the color laser beam through the pupil of the eye onto a portion of the retina large enough to encompass the fovea. The unit also includes a second set three modulated visible-light lasers plus an infrared laser, all lasers being co-aligned and adapted to provide a color and infrared peripheral view laser beam, and a second scanner unit providing both horizontal and vertical scanning of the visible light and infrared laser beams across a portion of the curved reflector in directions so as to produce a reflection of the scanned color and infrared laser beams through the pupil of the eye onto a portion of retina corresponding to a field of view of at least 30 degrees×30 degrees.05-03-2012
20110090135INTERCHANGEABLE DISPLAY DEVICE FOR A HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY SYSTEM - A head-mounted display apparatus is provided. The display apparatus comprises a rear coupling member having a right end, a left end, and a central portion, a first lateral support member coupled to the right end of the rear coupling member and extending forward from the rear coupling member, a second lateral support member coupled to the left end of the rear coupling member and extending forward from the rear coupling member, and a selectively positionable display assembly adapted to releasably couple to and be supported by either the first lateral support member or the second lateral support member, interchangeably, such that the selectively positionable display assembly extends forward from the first lateral support member when coupled to the first lateral support member and forward from the second lateral support member when coupled to the second lateral support member.04-21-2011
20100289724System and Method for Video Image Registration in a Heads Up Display - A system and method for aligning video images with an underlying visual field are provided. A video camera is coupled with a heads up display, and a computer positions images from the video camera on the heads up display based on the relative orientations of the camera and the display. As the video camera moves with respect to the display, the images are repositioned within the heads up display. The video image, which may, for example, come from a weapon sight, is aligned within the heads up display so that an observer can easily view the camera image without having to shift focus from the larger scene.11-18-2010
20100289723TELEIDOSCOPIC DISPLAY DEVICE - A body supported teleidoscopic device having an onboard electronic image capture device, such as a digital camera, and a display screen. The teleidoscopic device has an onboard battery and controlling circuitry. The teleidoscopic device may comprise a pistol grip handle for being hand held, or may comprise earpieces so as to be wearable in the manner of eyeglasses. The display screen may be onboard or remote. Where remote, the display screen may be provided with wireless or hard wired connection to the kaleidoscopic image source. The teleidoscopic device may comprise a projector for large scale display of images for group viewing. The teleidoscopic device may be focused on a screen to generate kaleidoscopic imagery using video feedback techniques. The projector and screen may take the form of a television.11-18-2010
20100245211HEAD-MOUNTED TYPE IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - A hexahedron prism in which a first optical surface and a second optical surface opposed to each other are approximately parallel, the inner angles θ between the first optical surface and each of a third optical surface and a fourth optical surface opposed to each other are equal, a fifth optical surface and a sixth optical surface opposed to each other are configured inclining toward each other and the distance therebetween becomes narrow from the third optical surface to the fourth optical surface, and further, a light beam from a image display element enters through a first partial optical surface into the hexahedron prism, reflects inside the prism and is emitted through a second partial optical surface to an eye pupil of a user.09-30-2010
20100079356HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY APPARATUS FOR RETAINING A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH DISPLAY - Head-mounted display systems and methods of operation that allow users to couple and decouple a portable electronic device such as a handheld portable electronic device with a separate head-mounted device (e.g., temporarily integrates the separate devices into a single unit) are disclosed. The portable electronic may be physically coupled to the head-mounted device such that the portable electronic device can be worn on the user's head. The portable electronic device may be operatively coupled to the head-mounted device such that the portable electronic device and head mounted device can communicate and operate with one another. Each device may be allowed to extend its features and/or services to the other device for the purpose of enhancing, increasing and/or eliminating redundant functions between the head-mounted device and the portable electronic device.04-01-2010
20110181497OBJECT RELATED AUGMENTED REALITY PLAY SYSTEM - An augmented reality (AR) system including a head mounted display (HMD), the HMD including an optics module for generating an image and projecting a beam of the image on a display substrate, an object including a signal source for transmitting an activation signal related to the object, and a receiver/processor operative to receive and process the activation signal and to cause the optics module to generate virtual images related to the object in accordance with the activation signal.07-28-2011
20120218171HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY AND CLIENT APPARATUS - A head-mounted display includes a display section that displays a display image, a communication section that communicates with a client apparatus and an external server system, and a processing section, the communication section receiving an HTTP request when the client apparatus has displayed an operation screen on a display section of the client apparatus, and transmitted the HTTP request to the head-mounted display based on an operation performed using the operation screen, the processing section executing a command that corresponds to the HTTP request, and the communication section transmitting an execution result of the command to the client apparatus as an HTTP response.08-30-2012
20120212399SEE-THROUGH NEAR-EYE DISPLAY GLASSES WHEREIN IMAGE LIGHT IS TRANSMITTED TO AND REFLECTED FROM AN OPTICALLY FLAT FILM - This disclosure concerns an interactive head-mounted eyepiece with an integrated processor for handling content for display and an integrated image source for introducing the content to an optical assembly through which the user views a surrounding environment and the displayed content, wherein the optical assembly comprises an optically flat film, disposed at an angle in front of a user's eye, that reflects and transmits a portion of image light and transmits scene light from a see-through view of the surrounding environment, so that a combined image comprised of portions of the image light and the transmitted scene light is provided to a user's eye.08-23-2012
20120212398SEE-THROUGH NEAR-EYE DISPLAY GLASSES INCLUDING A PARTIALLY REFLECTIVE, PARTIALLY TRANSMITTING OPTICAL ELEMENT - This disclosure concerns an interactive head-mounted eyepiece with an integrated processor for handling content for display and an integrated image source for introducing the content to an optical assembly through which the user views a surrounding environment and the displayed content, wherein the optical assembly comprises a partially reflective, partially transmitting optical element that reflects a portion of image light from the image source and transmits scene light from a see-through view of the surrounding environment, so that a combined image comprised of portions of the reflected image light and the transmitted scene light is provided to a user's eye.08-23-2012
20120212400SEE-THROUGH NEAR-EYE DISPLAY GLASSES INCLUDING A CURVED POLARIZING FILM IN THE IMAGE SOURCE, A PARTIALLY REFLECTIVE, PARTIALLY TRANSMITTING OPTICAL ELEMENT AND AN OPTICALLY FLAT FILM - This disclosure concerns an interactive head-mounted eyepiece with an integrated processor for handling content for display and an integrated image source for introducing the content to an optical assembly through which the user views a surrounding environment and the displayed content and a light source that directs light to a curved polarizing film of the optical assembly that reflects a portion of the light to illuminate a reflective image display. The optical assembly comprises an optically flat film that reflects the image light from the reflective image display to a curved partially reflecting mirror that reflects a portion of the image light and transmits a portion of the scene light from a see-through view of the surrounding environment, so that a combined image comprised of portions of the reflected image light and the transmitted scene light is transmitted through the optically flat film and provided to the user's eye.08-23-2012
20120176296MONOCULAR DISPLAY APPARATUS - An apparatus for viewing of an image of a scene, including a monocular device worn by a viewer which includes a first display for displaying a first two-dimensional image of the scene with a first perspective to one eye of the viewer. a second display for displaying a second two-dimensional image of the scene with a second perspective to the other eye of the viewer, wherein the first perspective of the scene is different from the second perspective of the scene so that the viewer perceives a three dimensional image of the scene, while another viewer of the second display, that is not wearing a monocular device, views the two-dimensional image of the scene.07-12-2012
20120075170COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - Communication apparatus for communicating data between a processor on board a vehicle and a display for a user of the vehicle is disclosed. The apparatus includes a first light source operable to generate a modulated output representative of the data, a first receiver for receiving the modulated output of the first light source; and a communication device for communication between the receiver and the display. The first receiver is mounted on a suit worn by the user in operation of the vehicle. The communication apparatus is expected to be applicable, for example, with head-mounted displays used by pilots of aircraft.03-29-2012
20120075169HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY - A head-mounted display includes a mounting section that includes a first support target section, and is worn along the back of the head of the user, the first support target section being supported by a base of one of the right and left ears, and an arm section that is formed to extend forward from one end of the mounting section positioned on the side of the first support target section along one temporal region, and includes an eye piece that faces one of the right and left eyes, the eye piece being provided at a front-side end of the arm section. The position of the center of gravity of the head-mounted display in the horizontal direction is set to a position on the front side of the first support target section or a position around the first support target section.03-29-2012
20120075168EYEPIECE WITH UNIFORMLY ILLUMINATED REFLECTIVE DISPLAY - An eyepiece includes a mechanical frame adapted to secure a lens and an image source facility above the lens. The image source facility includes an LED, a planar illumination facility and a reflective display. The planar illumination facility converts a light beam from the LED received on a side of the planar illumination facility into a top emitting planar light source, uniformly illuminates the reflective display, and is substantially transmissive to allow reflected light to pass through towards a beam splitter. The beam splitter is positioned to receive the image light and to reflect a portion onto a mirrored surface. The mirrored surface is positioned and shaped to reflect the image light into an eye of a user of the eyepiece thereby providing an image within a field of view, the mirrored surface further adapted to be partially transmissive within an area of image reflectance.03-29-2012
20120075167HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY WITH WIRELESS CONTROLLER - A head-mounted display apparatus includes a head-mounted display, the head-mounted display including a viewing area that displays information to a user of the head-mounted display and including a display wireless communication circuit for receiving wireless control signals and a controller including a controller wireless communication circuit, wherein the controller controls the information displayed in the head-mounted display by communicating the wireless control signals to the display wireless communication circuit with the controller wireless communication circuit and wherein the controller is physically separate from the head-mounted display. A distance-monitoring circuit in the controller or the head-mounted display monitors the distance between the controller and the head-mounted display and, when the distance between the controller and the head-mounted display is greater than a pre-determined distance, initiating a range signal to the user.03-29-2012
20120249400SIGNAL PROCESSING EYE PROTECTING DIGITAL GLASSES - Signal processing digital glasses, for protecting an operator's eyes against an annoying or hazardous light ray forming a light spot comprising at least one camera provided with a focusing optics, a power battery, at least one image reproduction screen capable of being provided in front of the operator's eyes, a unit for processing images received from the at least one camera and driving at least one image reproduction screen, a module for detecting and reproducing the light spot by a distinguishing mark on at least one viewing screen.10-04-2012
20120218172SEE-THROUGH NEAR-EYE DISPLAY GLASSES WITH A SMALL SCALE IMAGE SOURCE - This disclosure concerns an interactive head-mounted eyepiece with an integrated processor for handling content for display and an integrated image source for introducing the content to an optical assembly through which the user views a surrounding environment and the displayed content, wherein the image source comprises a lighting system that directs light from a light source to a curved polarizing film that reflects a portion of the light to a reflective image display. The ratio of the height of the curved polarizing film to the width of the reflective image display is less than 1:1.08-30-2012
20100007580Computer Control with Heads-Up Display - A method, computer-readable medium and apparatus are described for providing a user interface control for use with a manipulable object, such as a weapon. As the object is moved, images from a video camera are projected into a heads-up display. A user of the object may activate a user interface control by pressing a button on the object, causing an image of a user interface control to be projected into the heads-up display. Movement of the object may cause a cursor to be moved across the heads-up display, allowing the user to select user interface features without removing hands from the object. Pressing a button may cause a mouse click command to be generated, allowing the user to type or perform other functions.01-14-2010
20100007581HEAD MOUNT DISPLAY DEVICE - Provided is a technology for improving the wear comfort of a head-mounted display device. Cushions mounted on a head mounting band have surfaces that make contact with the user's head. The area of the contact surface of the cushion on the side whereupon a display unit is mounted is formed to be larger than the area of the contact surface of the other cushion.01-14-2010
20120188148Head Mounted Meta-Display System - Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, to implement a meta-display in a head or body worn display system, a display having a first field of view is stored in a memory, and a portion of the first field of view is displayed in a second field of view wherein the first field of view is larger than the second field of view. A position of a user's body is detected with a body sensor and a position of the user's head is detected with a head sensor. The portion of the first field of view displayed in the second field of view is based on a position of the user's head with respect to the user's body.07-26-2012
20120188149HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY - A head mounted display is provided. The head mounted display includes an image display unit which is configured to be mountable to a head of a user and optically guide an image to an eye of the user, a control unit which is connected to the image display unit via a connection cable and configured to control display of the image, and a holding unit which is provided to the control unit and configured to hold the image display unit.07-26-2012
20120229367HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICE - Disclosed is a primarily reflective-based head mounted display device, for displaying and viewing visual content from a visual display source, including a frame, at least one optics housing connected to said frame, wherein the optics housing and frame are configured such that the optics housing may be positioned at least partially in front of an eye of a user, and wherein the optics housing includes a light-emitting visual source disposed within the optics housing for projecting visual content, and a plurality of reflective optical surfaces in optical communication with the light-emitting visual source that are configured to reflect a projection of the visual content into the eye of the user.09-13-2012
20110122051HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY - A head-mounted display is provided which includes a spectacled body, a display unit, and an image transmitting unit. The spectacled body faces a user's eyeball. The display unit is disposed inside the spectacled body so as to project an image to the eyeball. The image transmitting unit is disposed inside the spectacled body with a predetermined distance from the display unit and has a fine hole formed therein so as to guide the image to the eyeball through the fine hole. Since no lens is used, the weight of the head-mounted display can be reduced. Since a crystalline lens's relaxation and shrinkage has not influence on forming an image on the retina, no additional device corresponding to a user's sight is required, thereby simplifying the structure.05-26-2011
20100328194Display device, eyeglass device and video system with them - The present invention discloses video system including a display device for displaying an video image and an eyeglass device for assisting a viewer in viewing the video image, wherein the display device includes: a display portion for displaying the video image; a first generation portion for generating a synchronizing signal for the video image; and a transmission portion for transmitting the synchronizing signal, the synchronizing signal representing control information with a duration of a continuous active time during which the control information is transmitted, and the eyeglass device includes: a reception portion for receiving the synchronizing signal; an optical filter portion for adjusting an incident light to a left eye and a right eye; a second generation portion for generating an internal signal based on the control information; and a control portion for controlling the optical filter portion based on the internal signal.12-30-2010
20080297437HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR - A viewpoint information calculation unit (12-04-2008
20080297436HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY, DISPLAY, AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - If the size of an error portion within an image of the frame of interest is equal to or larger than a threshold and it is determined that no error portion exists within an image of a frame immediately before the frame of interest, a display unit (12-04-2008
20080297435Enlarged Reality Visualization System with Pervasive Computation - The present invention relates to an enlarged reality visualization system with pervasive computation. More specifically, this invention refers to a system that makes available data and information for individual's moving, spatial and geographical positioning, acquisition of data and information in real time or stored in some storage device, for users, such as professionals in general, in urban movement, hobbyists or visual deficient that need to transit by urban and/or building atmospheres, interacting with the objects and/or buildings, using wireless communication technologies. The present invention can be still used as system for generation of an electronic book, when the exhibition display is uncoupled from the head support and lay on a table and/or base or held with the hands.12-04-2008
20120326949Device For Presenting Information Near The Eyes - The invention relates to a device for presenting information near the eyes, comprising a support (12-27-2012
20120268351DISPLAY APPARATUS, DISPLAY METHOD, AND VEHICLE - According to one embodiment, a display apparatus includes an image data generation unit configured to generate image data and an image projection unit configured to project a light flux including an image toward a human riding in a vehicle. The image is based on the image data. The image data generation unit is configured to generate the image data relating to the image including a first display object indicating a travel direction of the vehicle at a travel direction change point when a distance between the travel direction change point and the vehicle is a first distance. The image data generation unit is configured to generate the image data relating to the image including a second display object displayed to correspond to a position of the travel direction change point when the distance is a second distance shorter than the first distance.10-25-2012
20120268352HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY - A head-mounted device mounted on a wearer's head has a first pressing unit to press against the wearer's head from a position of his/her medulla, a second pressing unit to press against the wearer's head in an opposite direction to a pressing direction of the first pressing unit, and a mounting unit to mount the head-mounted device on the wearer's head by adjusting at least one of the first pressing unit and the second pressing unit.10-25-2012
20120319928Systems and Methods for Adaptive Transmission of Data - The present disclosure describes systems and methods for transmitting, receiving, and displaying data. The systems and methods may be directed to providing a constant or substantially constant data transmission rate (e.g., frame rate per second) to a device and controlling bandwidth by presenting information directed to an area of interest to a user. Bandwidth can be lowered, for example by presenting high resolution data directed to the area of interest to the user (e.g., an area to which the user is looking or “gazing” using a heads-up display), and lower resolution data directed to other areas. Data can be transmitted and received at a constant frame rate or substantially constant frame rate, and gaze direction and progressive compression/decompression techniques can be used to transmit data focused on areas directed to an area of interest to the user.12-20-2012
20120139817HEAD UP DISPLAY SYSTEM - A head up display apparatus is disclosed for projecting an image upon a screen. The apparatus comprises a signal processing system, comprising an image projector for projecting an image to a partially reflective screen, the screen being configured substantially in front of an eye of a user of the display apparatus. The apparatus further comprises a beam steering arrangement for steering the projected image substantially at an exit pupil of the system, upon the screen, and a pupil tracking arrangement for tracking a pupil of the users eye such that the projected image remains directed at the pupil of the user as the user adjusts their line of sight.06-07-2012
20130009853EYE-GLASSES MOUNTED DISPLAY - A display system is provided. An eye-glass is provided. A projector is provided comprising a display device and an optical system for directing an image from the display device to reflect off of the eye-glass and into an eye. The eye-glass and projector may be supported by a frame, which is able to be mounted on a head.01-10-2013
20130016033PROVIDING ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS IN A PHYSICAL WORLDAANM Latta; Stephen G.AACI SeattleAAST WAAACO USAAGP Latta; Stephen G. Seattle WA USAANM Small; Sheridan MartinAACI SeattleAAST WAAACO USAAGP Small; Sheridan Martin Seattle WA USAANM Liu; James C.AACI BellevueAAST WAAACO USAAGP Liu; James C. Bellevue WA USAANM Vaught; Benjamin I.AACI SeattleAAST WAAACO USAAGP Vaught; Benjamin I. Seattle WA USAANM Bennett; DarrenAACI SeattleAAST WAAACO USAAGP Bennett; Darren Seattle WA US - Techniques are provided for displaying electronic communications using a head mounted display (HMD). Each electronic communication may be displayed to represent a physical object that indentifies it as a specific type or nature of electronic communication. Therefore, the user is able to process the electronic communications more efficiently. In some aspects, computer vision allows a user to interact with the representation of the physical objects. One embodiment includes accessing electronic communications, and determining physical objects that are representative of at least a subset of the electronic communications. A head mounted display (HMD) is instructed how to display a representation of the physical objects in this embodiment.01-17-2013
20110156989METHOD FOR CONTROLLING CARTRIDGE OF WELDING HELMET HAVING DISPLAY FUNCTION OF WELDING OPERATION TIME - Disclosed is a method for controlling a cartridge of a welding helmet having a function to display a welding operation time, which can protect the welder's face from intense light generated during a welding or cutting operation and also, enable automated light transmittance adjustment and operation time setting on a per operation basis, enabling a welding operation to be more efficiently performed. In the method including welding operation, cutting operation, grinding operation and X-mode operation steps, which are automatically performed in sequence according to preset conditions and a light transmittance and operation time of a liquid crystal screen of the cartridge, a control unit calculates an operation time of the liquid crystal screen indicating how long the liquid crystal screen is kept dark, and the calculated operation time is stored in a memory unit so as to be displayed on a display unit in a life mode step.06-30-2011
20130021225Nose Bridge Sensor - Systems and methods for selecting an action associated with a power state transition of a head-mounted display (HMD) in the form of eyeglasses are disclosed. A signal may be received from a sensor on a nose bridge of the eyeglasses indicating if the HMD is in use. Based on the received signal, a first powers state for the HMD may be determined. Responsive to the determined first power state, an action associated with a power state transition of the HMD from an existing power state to the first power state may be selected. The action may be selected from among a plurality of actions associated with a plurality of state transitions. Also, the action may be a sequence of functions performed by the HMD including modifying an operating state of a primary processing component of the HMD and a detector of the HMD configured to image an environment.01-24-2013
20130021226WEARABLE DISPLAY DEVICES - A wearable display device is described that allows the image from a semi-transparent display screen placed close to the eye to be correctly focused onto the retina while simultaneously allowing the image from the external environment to pass through the device without significant aberration. Focus of the display screen image is achieved through use of a micro-lens array between the screen and the eye, and a separate set of micro-lens arrays on the distant side of the screen in conjunction with the micro-lens array on the near side of the screen allows the external environmental image to pass through. In this manner images from the display screens can overlay the eye's usual view of the external environment. Use of micro-lens arrays that have dynamically adjustable focus properties allow for simulated three-dimensional images and corrective optics for far- or near-sightedness.01-24-2013
20130169514METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A VIRTUAL MISSION CONTROL STATION - A system, method and apparatus for configuring a dense pack of virtual mission control stations within a confined area. Information for a mission is received at a control station. The virtual mission control station includes a display system, a motion capture system, a number of input devices, a dense pack seat associated with the number of input devices, and a processor unit. The display system is configured to be worn on the head of an operator and to present a virtual display to the operator. The motion capture system is configured to track movement of the head. The processor unit is configured to execute program code to generate the display and adjust the display presented to the operator in response to detecting movement of the head of the operator. A mission is performed using the information and the virtual mission control station.07-04-2013
20130141313WEARABLE PERSONAL DIGITAL EYEGLASS DEVICE - Provided are a wearable personal digital eyeglass device and a method for interfacing a user with a wearable personal digital eyeglass device. The wearable personal digital eyeglass device may comprise a right earpiece and a left earpiece connected by a cable, a nosepiece portion consisting of a right nosepiece and a left nosepiece connected to each other by a connector, a display, a transceiver, an earphone, and a sensor. The right nosepiece may be connected to the right earpiece, and the left nosepiece may be connected to the left earpiece of the wearable personal digital eyeglass device. The transceiver may be configured to receive data from a control device, receive one or more commands of the user, and transmit the data and the one or more commands to the control device.06-06-2013
20110273365WEARABLE ELECTRONIC DISPLAY - A wearable display apparatus includes a display for providing viewable images. A display support assembly can support the display. The display support assembly can be self centering and telescoping for adjusting the position of the display for viewing by a user. The display support assembly can include right side and left side arm members spaced apart from each other, and a flexibly resilient support member to which the display is mounted between the arm members. The support member can be telescopically mounted to the arm members. The support member can have flexibly resilient right and left side portions secured to the display. Each side portion can be slidably mounted to a respective arm member for telescoping. The support member can have a material cross section that provides stiffness for supporting the display when in a generally horizontal orientation for viewing while also providing resilient flexibility between the arm members to self center the display between the arm members with changes in distances between the arm members.11-10-2011
20130169513WEARABLE COMPUTING DEVICE - A wearable computing device includes a bone conduction transducer, an extension arm, a light pass hole, and a flexible touch pad input circuit. When a user wears the device, the transducer contacts the user's head. A display is attached to a free end of an extension arm. The extension arm is pivotable such that a distance between the display and the user's eye is adjustable to provide the display at an optimum position. The light pass hole may include a light emitting diode and a flash. The touch pad input circuit may be adhered to at least one side arm such that parting lines are not provided between edges of the circuit and the side arm.07-04-2013
20130141312METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TARGET DESIGNATION - The invention relates to a method and a presentation device for presenting information about the angle to a target to a wearer (06-06-2013
20080218434Electrically Dimmable Combiner Optics for Head-Up Display - Methods and systems for providing an electrically dimmable combiner optics for head-up displays are disclosed. In one embodiment, a dimmable head-up display includes a display portion configured to provide head-up display information to an operator. Additionally, a dimmable portion is coupled to the display portion configured to change a transmissivity of the display portion from a first transmissivity level to a second transmissivity level.09-11-2008
20130135181System and Method for Determining the Orientation of an Eye - In a device or a method for determining the direction of vision of an eye, a starting point or a final point of a light beam reflected by a part of the eye and detected by a detector system, or of a light beam projected by a projection system onto or into the eye two-dimensionally, describes a pattern of a scanning movement in the eye. The inventive method uses a displacement device that guides the center of the pattern of movement into the pupil or macula center of the eye, and a determination device that uses the pattern of movement of the scanning movement to determine the pupil center or macula center.05-30-2013
20080198097HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY AND HEAD-MOUNTED VIDEO DISPLAY - To shield a frame area 08-21-2008
20110227813AUGMENTED REALITY EYEPIECE WITH SECONDARY ATTACHED OPTIC FOR SURROUNDINGS ENVIRONMENT VISION CORRECTION - This disclosure concerns an interactive head-mounted eyepiece with an integrated processor for handling content for display and an integrated image source for introducing the content to an optical assembly through which the user views a surrounding environment and the displayed content. The eyepiece includes a see-through correction lens that attaches to an exterior surface of an optical waveguide of the eyepiece and enables proper viewing of the surrounding environment whether there is displayed content or not. Alternatively, the see-through correction lens is polarized, attaches to at least one of the optical waveguide and a frame of the eyepiece, and blocks oppositely polarized light reflected from the user's eye to minimize eyeglow. The see-through correction lens may also protect the optical waveguide.09-22-2011
20130147685COMPACT ILLUMINATION MODULE FOR HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY - An illumination module includes a light source to output lamp light and a mixing light guide having a substantially rectangular cross-section. The mixing light guide includes a spatial homogenization section and an emission section. The spatial homogenization section includes a first end coupled to receive the lamp light having a first cross-section profile from the light source and a second end to deliver the lamp light with a second cross-section profile substantially conforming to the substantially rectangular cross-section of the mixing light guide. The emission section is adjacent to the second end. The emission section includes an emission surface through which the lamp light is emitted with a substantially uniform intensity profile. The emission surface faces a different direction than an input surface of the first end through which the lamp light is received into the mixing light guide.06-13-2013
20130147686Connecting Head Mounted Displays To External Displays And Other Communication Networks - An audio and/or visual experience of a see-through head-mounted display (HMD) device, e.g., in the form of glasses, can be moved to target computing device such as a television, cell phone, or computer monitor to allow the user to seamlessly transition the content to the target computing device. For example, when the user enters a room in the home with a television, a movie which is playing on the HMD device can be transferred to the television and begin playing there without substantially interrupting the flow of the movie. The HMD device can inform the television of a network address for accessing the movie, for instance, and provide a current status in the form of a time stamp or packet identifier. Content can also be transferred in the reverse direction, to the HMD device. A transfer can occur based on location, preconfigured settings and user commands.06-13-2013
20130147687DISPLAYING VIRTUAL DATA AS PRINTED CONTENT - The technology provides embodiments for displaying virtual data as printed content by a see-through, near-eye, mixed reality display device system. One or more literary content items registered to a reading object in a field of view of the display device system are displayed with print layout characteristics. Print layout characteristics from a publisher of each literary content item are selected if available. The reading object has a type like a magazine, book, journal or newspaper and may be a real object or a virtual object displayed by the display device system. The reading object type of the virtual object is based on a reading object type associated with a literary content item to be displayed. Virtual augmentation data registered to a literary content item is displayed responsive to detecting user physical action in image data. An example of a physical action is a page flipping gesture.06-13-2013
20100309097HEAD MOUNTED 3D DISPLAY - A head mounted display (HMD) including a display screen attached to a housing and aligned to be in a line of sight of a first eye of a user, an optics module disposed in the housing, for generating an image and projecting a beam of the image on the display screen, and a non-display screen attached to the housing and aligned to be in a line of sight of a second eye of the user, wherein the image displayed on the display screen is displayed at a virtual display distance different than a distance at which an image of the non-display screen is perceived.12-09-2010
20110234476HEAD-MOUNTED TYPE DISPLAY DEVICE - A head-mounted type display device includes: a spectacle frame for fixture to a user's head; a body unit 09-29-2011
20110234475HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICE - A head-mounted display device captures an image of a real space as an external video through a circular fish-eye lens. A main image is extracted from a central portion of the external video, and a left image, a right image, an upper image, and a lower image are extracted as sub-images from the periphery of the external video. The distortion of a wide-angle lens is corrected in the main image, and the main image is displayed at the center. Each sub-image is displayed around the main image.09-29-2011
20130187835RECOGNITION OF IMAGE ON EXTERNAL DISPLAY - Embodiments are disclosed that relate to the recognition via a see-through display system of an object displayed on an external display device at which a user of the see-through display system is gazing. For example, one embodiment provides a method of operating a see-through display system comprising acquiring an image of an external display screen located in the background scene via an outward facing image sensor, determining via a gaze detection subsystem a location on the external display screen at which the user is gazing, obtaining an identity of an object displayed on the external display screen at the location determined, and performing an action based upon the identity of the object.07-25-2013
20120280893FREE-HORIZON BINOCULAR IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE WITH INTEGRATED VIDEO SIGNAL SOURCE - A binocular display device comprises a head-mounted supporting frame and two image display blocks arranged below eye level, said blocks comprising a display and a magnifying optical system. The device further comprises a case arranged above eye level, a transversal console arranged below eye level, said consol projecting from the central plane of the head, wherein said blocks are fixed to the end portions of the console, a bridging element adapted to rigidly connect a bottom central part of the case to a central part of the console, said bridging element being arranged between the eyes and extending immediately adjacent the head and leaning, at its lower end, directly or indirectly against the nose ridge. The device further comprises a video signal source arranged in the case, and a plurality of wires extending from the video signal source through the bridging element and the console to the displays.11-08-2012
20130181888HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY - A head-mounted display includes a display portion, a support portion, and an input operation unit. The display portion is configured to present an image to a user. The support portion is configured to support the display portion and be mountable on a head of the user. The input operation unit serves to control the image and includes a touch sensor provided to the display portion.07-18-2013
20130187836WIDE ANGLE AND HIGH RESOLUTION TILED HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICE - A tiled head-mounted display device comprises an optical component including a plurality of prisms with free-form surfaces, and a display component including a plurality of micro-displays (07-25-2013
20130187834Personal Electronic Target Vision System, Device and Method - A personal, electronic target vision system renders targets in the field of view of the user in real-time so that the user can visualize where the targets are relative to him, in an orientation analogous to unaided human vision. An electronic vision device exchanges target selection information with a target vision server which returns to the electronic vision device the corresponding selected target location information for rendering selected targets in accordance with the user's changing viewpoint. The target vision server queries a target information server in order to access, filter and provide the real-time target location information required by the electronic vision device. A surveillance system of sensors and target tracking systems provides the target information server with target location information.07-25-2013
20110316763HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY APPARATUS, IMAGE CONTROL METHOD AND IMAGE CONTROL PROGRAM - A head-mounted display apparatus which is mountable around a head of a user and configured to allow the user to visually recognize an information image based on image information together with an outside scene image is provided. The apparatus includes an imaging unit which takes the outside scene image, a low frequency region extraction unit which extracts a low frequency region having a space frequency component equal to or smaller than a predetermined space frequency, a color phase recognition unit which recognizes a predetermined color phase in the outside scene image, an imaging frame determination unit which determines an imaging frame based on an image portion which has the predetermined color phase and has a predetermined shape, within the low frequency region, and an image extraction unit which extracts an image within the imaging frame from the outside scene image, and store the extracted image.12-29-2011
20130194165LIGHT-EMITTING PANEL AND HEAD UP DISPLAY INCLUDING THE SAME - A light-emitting panel includes semiconductor light-emitting devices each having a first surface and a second surface, the first surface being placed on a surface of a substrate; lenses each provided in close contact with at least a center portion of the second surface of a corresponding semiconductor light-emitting device. The light-emitting panel further includes a connection wiring being in contact with a region around the center portions while having openings corresponding to the respective center portions.08-01-2013
20130194164EXECUTABLE VIRTUAL OBJECTS ASSOCIATED WITH REAL OBJECTS - Embodiments for interacting with an executable virtual object associated with a real object are disclosed. In one example, a method for interacting with an executable virtual object associated with a real object includes receiving sensor input from one or more sensors attached to the portable see-through display device, and obtaining information regarding a location of the user based on the sensor input. The method also includes, if the location includes a real object comprising an associated executable virtual object, then determining an intent of the user to interact with the executable virtual object, and if the intent to interact is determined, then interacting with the executable object.08-01-2013
20130201082METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPERATING A NEAR-TO-EYE DISPLAY - Methods and systems for operating a vehicular near-to-eye (NTE) display screen operable within an operational range limit are provided. An image is rendering on the NTE display screen within a predefined visibility range. The predefined visibility range is within the operational range limit. A luminance of at least a portion of the image is reduced in response to the NTE display screen being moved outside of the predefined visibility range and within the operational range limit.08-08-2013
20130201081IMAGE GENERATION SYSTEMS AND IMAGE GENERATION METHODS - Image generation systems and image generation methods are described. In one aspect, an image generation system includes an attachment system configured to secure the image generation system to a head of a user in a position to be observed by the user; an illumination system having an exit pupil located at infinity and configured to emit light; a light modulator configured to receive the light from the illumination system and to selectively reflect at least some of the received light which corresponds to an image; a control system coupled with the light modulator and configured to access data content regarding the image, to generate a plurality of control signals according to the accessed data content, and to output the control signals to the light modulator to control the selective reflection of at least some of the received light; and an output optical system configured to direct the selectively reflected light towards an observer's eye to be observed by the observer.08-08-2013
20130201080Image Generation Systems And Image Generation Methods - Image generation systems and image generation methods are described. According to one aspect, an image generation system includes an imaging system configured to transmit light towards an observer's eye to form a plurality of pixels of an image upon the retina of the observer's eye at a moment in time; and a control system coupled with the imaging system and wherein the control system is configured to access data content regarding the image, to generate a plurality of control signals according to the accessed data content, and to output the control signals to the imaging system to control the transmission of the light by the imaging system towards the observer's eye to form the plurality of pixels of the image upon the retina of the observer's eye at the moment in time.08-08-2013
20120086625VIRTUAL IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - The invention is directed to provide a virtual image display device capable of setting the aspect ratio of the image light entering the eyes of the observer as a virtual image to a desired state while fulfilling the design limitations. In the invention, the aspect ratio of the virtual image can be converted to the aspect ratio (16:9) laterally longer than the aspect ratio (4:3) of the image area due to the conversion in the aspect ratio conversion optical system. Thus, the aspect ratio of the image light to be recognized by the eye of the observer as a virtual image can be adjusted to a desired state even in the case in which, for example, the lateral width of the image forming device with respect to the whole of the virtual image display device is limited by a design requirement.04-12-2012
20120086624Variable Transparency Heads Up Displays - A heads up display presents images to a user. A background is located behind the heads up display. The heads up display is operable to vary the transparency of the images such that images alone are viewable, the background is viewable through the images, or the background is viewable but the images are not. The heads up display may vary the transparency of the images by varying the transparency of a display screen. Alternatively, the heads up display may record the background using a visual recording element and may combine the recorded background with the images such to overlay the images over the recorded background. The, the display screen may display the images. Alternatively, the display screen may be a projection screen upon which an image projector projects the images. The heads up display may also include an illumination element that illuminates the background when not sufficiently illuminated.04-12-2012

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