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 new patent  Speaker systems for head-worn computer systems

Head-worn computers include a front frame mechanically adapted to secure a see-through computer display and an arm, secured to the front frame, mechanically adapted to secure the front frame to a head of a user. The arm includes an internal speaker system, enclosed by the arm, wherein the internal speaker system comprises a speaker having a first side and an opposing second side and a first cavity positioned along the first side of the speaker, the arm further comprising a vent positioned to vent the first cavity and a second cavity positioned along the second side of the speaker.. ... Osterhout Group Inc

Object shadowing in head worn computing

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to shadowing objects displayed in head worn computing. A method includes capturing an image of an environment in proximity to a person, analyzing the image to determine a position of each of a plurality of light sources collectively producing a naturally formed shadow in the environment, wherein the naturally formed shadow comprises multiple shadows cast from an individual object in the environment, each of the multiple shadows formed from light traveling from a position of one of the plurality of light sources to the individual object, and displaying a computer-generated object in association with a computer generated shadow, wherein the computer-generated shadow appears as though produced by light striking the computer generated object from the position of a dominant one of the plurality of light sources.. ... Osterhout Group Inc

Unmanned aerial vehicle launch system

Aspects of the present invention relate to unmanned aerial vehicle launch technologies and methods for receiving at a head-worn computer (hwc) a plurality of images captured by an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) launched from a grenade launcher, and displaying the plurality of captured images in a see-through display of the hwc.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

Temple and ear horn assembly for headworn computer

Aspects of the present invention relate to a head-worn computer having a see-through computer display, a frame mechanically adapted to hold the see-through computer, a first side arm pivotally attached to the frame and adapted to hold the head-worn computer in place on a head of the user, wherein the first side arm comprises a temple section and an ear horn section and the temple section further comprising a compartment adapted to contain a battery, wherein the battery powers the see-through computer display.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

Electrochromic systems for head-worn computer systems

A removable lens for glasses includes an electrochromic layer adapted to transition between at least two states of a transparency level dependent on an electrical condition applied to the electrochromatic layer and an electrical connection element physically adapted to make an electrical connection with the electrochromic layer, wherein the electrical connection element is positioned to align with a variable-power electrode mounted on the glasses such that, when the removable lens is mounted on the glasses, the variable-power electrode and the electrical connection element make the electrical connection between the variable-power electrode and an electrically conductive layer of the electrochromic layer.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

Optical systems for head-worn computers

Aspects of the present disclosure relate a head-worn computer with a see-through display wherein computer content is presented to a user wearing the head-worn computer and through which the user sees a surrounding environment, wherein the see-through display generates image light comprised of narrow bandwidths of red, green and blue light and wherein the see-through display further includes a tristimulus notch mirror positioned to reflect the image light towards the user's eye, and wherein the tristimulus notch mirror reflects less than a full width half max of the red image light.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

Optical configurations for head-worn see-through displays

An optical system for a head-worn computer includes an upper optical module adapted to convert illumination into image light by illuminating a reflective display through a field lens, wherein the image light is transmitted back through the field lens, then through a partially reflective partially transmissive surface and into a lower optic module adapted to present the image light to an eye of a user wearing the head-worn computer and the upper optical module being positioned within a housing for the head-worn computer and having a height of less than 24 mm, as measured from the reflective display to the bottom edge of the rotationally curved partial mirror.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

Optical systems for head-worn computers

Aspects of the present disclosure relate a head-worn computer with a see-through display wherein computer content is presented to a user wearing the head-worn computer and through which the user sees a surrounding environment, wherein the see-through display generates image light comprised of narrow bandwidths of red, green and blue light and wherein the see-through display further includes a tristimulus notch mirror positioned to reflect the image light towards the user's eye, and wherein the tristimulus notch mirror reflects less than a full width half max of the red image light.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

Adjustable nose bridge assembly for headworn computer

Aspects of the present invention relate to a head-worn computer, comprising a removable and replacable adjustable nose bridge assembly, wherein the adjustable nose bridge assembly has at least three user adjustable features to adapt the adjustable nose bridge assembly to the user's nose, wherein a first adjustment of the at least three user adjustable features is adapted to move the adjustable nose bridge up and down relative a lens of the head-worn computer, wherein a second adjustment of the at least three user adjustable features is adapted to rotate a nose pad of the adjustable nose bridge about an axis substantially perpendicular to a top frame of the head-worn computer, and wherein a third adjustment of the at least three user adjustable features is adapted to flare the nose pad to the side of the axis.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

Micro doppler presentations in head worn computing

Methods involve receiving a location indicative of a human presence at a location in an obscured environment, establishing a virtual location marker in a position that is visually available to a person wearing a head-worn computing system, wherein the virtual marker provides an indication of the location in the obscured environment, and generating a graphical indicia as a representation of the human presence and presenting the graphical indicia in a field of view of the head-worn computing system, wherein the presentation of the graphical indicia is positioned in the field of view by visually associating the graphical indicia with the location marker such that the graphical indicia appears to remain at the location marker location, as perceived by a person wearing the head-worn computing system, independent of the head-worn computing system's viewing angle.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

See-through computer display systems

An apparatus includes an eye cover adapted to be removably mounted on a head-worn computer with a see-through computer display and a flexible audio headset mounted to the eye cover. The flexible audio headset is mounted to the eye cover with a magnetic connection.. ... Osterhout Group Inc

See-through computer display systems

Embodiments include a head-worn computer including an optical system with at least two portions, a first optical portion that generates an image and a second optical portion that provides the image to a user's eye and through which the user views a surrounding environment. The first portion is substantially concealed from view by a frame above the user's eye, the frame having a front surface concealing a portion of the first optical portion, the front surface further positioned to be at least partially concealed from view by a removable lens. ... Osterhout Group Inc

Haptic systems for head-worn computers

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to haptic feedback systems and methods for use in head-worn computing systems. A head worn computer includes a frame adapted to hold a computer display in front of a user's eye, a processor adapted to present digital content in the computer display and to produce a haptic signal in coordination with the digital content display, and a haptic system including a plurality of haptic segments, wherein each of the haptic segments is individually controlled in coordination with the haptic signal.. ... Osterhout Group Inc

See-through computer display systems

Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for the see-through computer display systems with a wide field of view.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

12/07/17 / #20170351098

Modular systems for head-worn computers

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to modular expansion systems for use in head-worn computing systems. In an head-worn computer, an electrical connector is adapted to electrically connect with a modular expansion module, wherein the modular expansion module adds a capability to the head-worn computer and is removeably mounted to the head-worn computer, and a mount is adapted to physically secure the modular expansion module to the head-worn computer. ... Osterhout Group Inc

11/30/17 / #20170343822

Robust optics for a head-worn display

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to solid optical systems and methods for use in head-worn computing systems. An optical assembly may include multiple elements that are aligned relative to one another and then adhesively bonded together to preserve the alignment in an adhesively bonded optic, wherein the adhesively bonded optic includes at least one internal refractive surface and two or more internal reflective surfaces, and wherein the internal partially reflective surfaces comprise partially reflective surfaces that are protected by other elements in the adhesively bonded optic. ... Osterhout Group Inc

11/30/17 / #20170343820

See-through computer display systems

Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for a head-worn computer with a content display where the head-worn computer can be changed from an augmented reality system where there is relatively high see-through transmission through the display to a virtual reality system where the is no or relatively little see-through transmission through the display.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

11/30/17 / #20170343817

Reduced thickness of an optical module in a head-worn display

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to solid optical systems and methods for use in head-worn computing systems, including reduced thickness optical modules.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

11/30/17 / #20170343816

Solid optical assembly with increased efficiency

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to solid optical systems and methods for use in head-worn computing systems, including a solid optics module for displaying an image in a display field of view within a head-worn display that also provides a see-through view of a surrounding environment wherein the solid optics module provides increased efficiency. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

11/30/17 / #20170343815

Corrective optic mounting system

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to solid optical systems and methods for use in head-worn computing systems, including a multi-piece solid optical module, wherein the multi-piece solid optic includes a plurality of materials adapted to transmit image light to an eye of a user and further adapted to provide the user with a see-through view of a surrounding environment, the multi-piece solid optical module further including a substantially flat vertical outer surface, and an ophthalmologic corrective optic adapted to be removably and replaceably mounted to the substantially flat vertical outer surface.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

11/30/17 / #20170343814

Solid optics with increased field of view

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to solid optical systems and methods for use in head-worn computing systems, including a solid optics module for displaying an image in a head-worn display that also provides a see-through view of a surrounding environment wherein the solid optics module provides an increased display field of view. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

11/30/17 / #20170343813

Increased vertical see-through in a head-worn display

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to solid optical systems and methods for use in head-worn computing systems, and optics for displaying images in head-worn display along with a see-through view of a surrounding environment that has an increased vertical see-through field of view.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

11/30/17 / #20170343812

Manufacturability of an optical assembly

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to solid optical systems and methods for use in head-worn computing systems. Multiple elements with pairs of matching optical surface may be attached together with one or more index matched materials to provide a solid optical assembly, wherein within each pair of matching optical surfaces, one surface establishes an accurate optical surface and the other surface is filled by the index matched material, and wherein the multiple elements include self aligning features to guide the alignment of the multiple elements as they are attached together.. ... Osterhout Group Inc

11/30/17 / #20170343810

Pre-assembled solid optical assembly for head worn computers

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to solid optical systems and methods for use in head-worn computing systems.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

11/23/17 / #20170337187

Language translation with head-worn computing

Aspects of the present invention relate to language translation systems for head-worn computers.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

11/23/17 / #20170336872

External user interface for head worn computing

Head worn computers may include two physically separated cameras mounted on a front surface that capture movements of a finger of the user of the head-worn computer. The head worn computer includes an image source adapted to display content in a see-through display of the head-worn computer, wherein the content is positioned to be perceived by a user as positioned on a surface proximate the head-worn computer. ... Osterhout Group Inc

11/16/17 / #20170329141

See-through computer display systems

Embodiments include a head-worn display including a display panel sized and positioned to produce a field of view to present digital content to an eye of a user, and a processor adapted to present the digital content to the display panel such that the digital content is only presented in a portion of the field of view, the portion being in the middle of the field of view such that horizontally opposing edges of the field of view are blank areas. The processor is adapted to shift the digital content into one of the blank areas to adjust the convergence distance of the digital content and thereby change the perceived distance from the user to the digital content.. ... Osterhout Group Inc

11/16/17 / #20170329138

Eye imaging systems for head-worn computers

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to eye illumination and capture systems and methods for use in head-worn computing systems.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

11/09/17 / #20170322641

User interface systems for head-worn computers

Aspects of the present disclosure relates to user interface systems and methods for use in head-worn computing systems.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

11/09/17 / #20170322627

User interface systems for head-worn computers

Aspects of the present disclosure relates to user interface systems and methods for use in head-worn computing systems.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

11/09/17 / #20170322416

User interface systems for head-worn computers

Aspects of the present disclosure relates to user interface systems and methods for use in head-worn computing systems.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

10/12/17 / #20170295229

Synchronizing head-worn computers

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to synchronizing presentation of content in head-worn computing systems including linking the multiple users to the same access point in the cloud, the users indicating to the cloud that they would like to participate in a synchronized experience of the content and identifying, by the cloud, how many head-worn computers will be included in the synchronized experience of the content. The method further includes downloading the content to the multiple head-worn computers from the cloud, polling the multiple head-worn computers to determine the percentage of the content that has been downloaded to each of multiple head-worn computers, and when all of the multiple head-worn computers has exceeded a predetermined percentage of content that has been downloaded, sending a start command from the cloud to each of the head-worn computers simultaneously to begin a synchronized presentation of the content to all of the multiple users.. ... Osterhout Group Inc

10/05/17 / #20170285350

Content presentation in head worn computing

Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for presenting digital content in a field of view of a head-worn computer. A method involves pre-setting a geo-spatial location where content will be displayed to a user of a see-through head-worn display, establishing a region proximate the geo-spatial location, causing a marker recognition system of the head-worn see-through display to activate when data indicates that the see-through head-worn display is within the region, wherein the marker recognition system monitors a surrounding environment to identify a marker that will act as a virtual anchor for the presentation of the content, and causing the marker recognition system to de-activate when the marker recognition system identifies the marker.. ... Osterhout Group Inc

09/07/17 / #20170256029

Optical systems for head-worn computers

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to optical systems with ergonomic presentation of content for use in head-worn computing systems. A method for controlling a head-worn computer when viewing virtual images, including image content, that encourages an ergonomic head position to reduce neck pain, includes determining an angle of the head-worn computer relative to horizontal, determining an angle of a line of sight to the center of the virtual image as presented to a user's eye, determining a deviation between the determined angle of the line of sight and a predetermined ergonomic angle, and shifting the image content of the virtual image vertically as displayed to the user's eye so that a portion of the image content is not viewable, wherein the amount of shifting is in reverse correspondence to the magnitude of the determined deviation.. ... Osterhout Group Inc

08/31/17 / #20170249862

Flip down auxiliary lens for a head-worn computer

Aspects of the present disclosure relate aids for the visually impaired.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

08/31/17 / #20170249861

Providing enhanced images for navigation

Aspects of the present disclosure relate aids for the visually impaired.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

08/31/17 / #20170249860

User interface for reading assist

Aspects of the present disclosure relate aids for the visually impaired.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248792

Magnetic mount for an auxiliary lens in a head-worn computer

Aspects of the present disclosure relate aids for the visually impaired. A mount for an auxiliary lens for a head-worn computer includes one or more magnetic elements associated with a first mating surface on the auxiliary lens, and a magnetic element associated with a second mating surface on the head-worn computer proximate a camera in the head-worn computer, wherein, when the auxiliary lens is placed in a use position, the first mating surface engages the second mating surface so that the auxiliary lens and the camera share a common optical axis and the magnetic attraction of the magnet elements on the first and second mating surfaces holds the auxiliary lens in position.. ... Osterhout Group Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248788

Reading assistance system for visually impaired

Aspects of the present disclosure relate aids for the visually impaired.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

08/31/17 / #20170246070

Radar imagery in head-worn computing

Aspects of the present disclosure relate aids for the visually impaired. An apparatus to assist a visually impaired person in navigating an environment includes a head-worn computer, a radar system mounted on the head-worn computer and positioned to measure distances to objects in the environment within an angular field in front of the visually impaired person wearing the head-worn computer, and a processor adapted to process the measured distances from the radar system and to identify objects in the environment that are within the angular field in front of the visually impaired person. ... Osterhout Group Inc

08/24/17 / #20170243561

Method for improving color rendition in a head-worn computer

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a method for improving color rendition in images displayed to a user of a head-worn computer as digital images with colored subpixels, the method including determining the colors associated with each color filter in the color filter array, determining the subpixels positioned under each color filter in the color filter array along the chief ray angles sampled by the lens, shifting the digital code values between subpixels in the digital image to provide a modified digital image, wherein digital code values within the modified image are positioned at the determined subpixels positioned under each color filter along the chief ray angles sampled by the lens in correspondence to the colored subpixels in the digital image, and displaying the modified digital image in the head-worn computer.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

08/24/17 / #20170242256

Chief ray repointing to improve color rendition

Aspects of a head-worn computer with improved color rendition include an image source with pixels, comprising subpixels, emitting a white light associated with digital content of a displayed image and a color filter array wherein a color filter is positioned above each subpixel to provide a colored image light from each subpixel, a lens for displaying an image within a field of view, comprising colored image light from the subpixels, to a user using the head-worn computer, wherein the lens samples the colored image light from each of the subpixels to provide the displayed image to the user, wherein a chief ray angle is associated with the colored light as sampled by the lens, and an optical film positioned on top of the color filter array that repoints the colored image light from the color filters in correspondence to the chief ray angles sampled by the lens.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

08/24/17 / #20170242255

See-through computer display systems

Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for the see-through computer display systems with a wide field of view.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

08/24/17 / #20170242251

See-through computer display systems

Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for the see-through computer display systems with a wide field of view.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

08/24/17 / #20170242250

Optical systems for head-worn computers

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to optical systems with wide fields of view for use in head-worn computing systems. One aspect relates to a head-worn computer with improved color rendition including an image source with an array of pixels, comprising subpixels, emitting a white light associated with digital content of a displayed image and a color filter array, wherein a color filter is associated with each subpixel to provide a colored image light from each subpixel and a lens for displaying an image within a field of view, comprising colored image light from the subpixels, wherein the lens samples the colored image light from each subpixel to provide the displayed image, and wherein a chief ray angle is associated with the light emitted by each subpixel as sampled by the lens. ... Osterhout Group Inc

08/17/17 / #20170235152

See-through computer display systems

Aspects of the present invention relate to providing see-through computer display optics.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

08/17/17 / #20170235134

Head worn computer display systems

An imaging and display module for a head-worn computer provides displayed images to a user including a plurality of optical components and a plurality of electrical components that provide displayed images to a left eye and a right eye of the user, one or more cameras, and a rigid chassis comprising a box structure with high thermal conductivity sections, wherein the plurality of optical components are rigidly mounted to the chassis so that the displayed images are rigidly aligned relative to the cameras and to the left and right eyes of the user and the plurality of electrical components are mounted to the sections with high thermal conductivity to dissipate heat.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

08/17/17 / #20170235133

Head worn computer display systems

Head-worn computers may include an optical chassis mechanically configured to provide a stable optical mounting reference plane and a plurality of image source reference planes, a first image source mounted on a first of the plurality of image source reference planes and configured to project first image light through a first hole in the stable optical mounting reference plane, a second image source mounted on a second of the plurality of image source reference planes and configured to project second image light through a second hole in the stable optical mounting reference plane, and an outer frame configured to hold the optical chassis such that, when worn by a user, the first and second image light is aligned with the eyes of the user.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

08/10/17 / #20170227778

Ear horn assembly for headworn computer

Aspects of the present invention relate to ear horn assemblies for head worn computers.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

08/03/17 / #20170220865

See-through computer display systems

Aspects of the present invention relate to providing see-through computer display optics.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

08/03/17 / #20170219831

Speaker assembly for headworn computer

Aspects of the present invention relate to speaker assemblies for head worn computers.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

06/29/17 / #20170185755

Eye imaging in head worn computing

Head-worn computers with eye-imaging systems include a camera system positioned in a head-worn computer, wherein the camera system is further positioned to capture eye-image light that originates as reflections from a user's eye, wherein the camera system is further positioned to capture eye-image light as a reflection from a partially reflective surface that is positioned in front of an image display in the head-worn computer, wherein image light, from the image display, is transmitted through the partially reflective surface. A processor is adapted to cause the camera system to capture the eye-image light. ... Osterhout Group Inc

05/04/17 / #20170123213

Suppression of stray light in head worn computing

Aspects of the present invention relate to suppression of stray light in head worn computing.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

04/27/17 / #20170115486

Control of grazing angle stray light

Compact optical assemblies for the display of an image in a head worn display with improved contrast include an image source that provides image light, a folded optic, wherein the image light passes adjacent to an optical surface of the folded optic so that stray light associated with the image light is incident onto the optical surface at a grazing angle, and a structure associated with the optical surface that prevents the stray light from reflecting off of the optical surface.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

04/13/17 / #20170100664

External user interface for head worn computing

Aspects of the present invention relate to a multi-sided hand-held controller for a head-worn computing system. The hand-held computer controller includes a first user control interface on a first side of the hand-held controller, a second user control interface on a second side of the hand-held controller, and a control system adapted to detect which of the first side and second side is an active control side of the controller, positioned properly for user interaction. ... Osterhout Group Inc

02/02/17 / #20170031395

Thermal management for head-worn computer

Aspects of the present invention relate to thermal management systems for head-worn computers.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

01/26/17 / #20170025091

See-through computer display systems

Aspects of the present invention relate to providing see-through computer display optics with improved content presentation. The see-through computer display includes an ambient light sensor adapted to measure environmental scene light in an area that forms the background for digital content presented in the see-through computer display, and a processor adapted to invert a color channel parameter of the digital content based on data from the ambient light sensor.. ... Osterhout Group Inc

01/26/17 / #20170024035

External user interface for head worn computing

Aspects of the present invention relate to user interface control of a head-worn computer.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

01/26/17 / #20170024007

External user interface for head worn computing

Aspects of the present invention relate to user interface control of a head-worn computer.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

01/26/17 / #20170023790

Optical configurations for head-worn see-through displays

Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for providing high quality display images in see-through head-worn optics.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc

01/19/17 / #20170017323

External user interface for head worn computing

Aspects of the present invention relate to user interface control of a head-worn computer.. . ... Osterhout Group Inc








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