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12/10/15 / #20150356784

Finding new points by render rather than search in augmented or virtual reality systems

An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.. ... Magic Leap Inc

12/10/15 / #20150356783

Utilizing topological maps for augmented or virtual reality

An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.. ... Magic Leap Inc

12/10/15 / #20150356782

Creating a topological map for localization in augmented or virtual reality systems

An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.. ... Magic Leap Inc

12/10/15 / #20150356781

Rendering an avatar for a user in an augmented or virtual reality system

An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.. ... Magic Leap Inc

12/03/15 / #20150346495

Methods and system for creating focal planes in virtual and augmented reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise a spatial light modulator operatively coupled to an image source for projecting light associated with one or more frames of image data, and a variable focus element (vfe) for varying a focus of the projected light such that a first frame of image data is focused at a first depth plane, and a second frame of image data is focused at a second depth plane, and wherein a distance between the first depth plane and the second depth plane is fixed.. ... Magic Leap Inc

12/03/15 / #20150346490

Methods and systems for generating virtual content display with a virtual or augmented reality apparatus

Several unique configurations for interferometric recording of volumetric phase diffractive elements with relatively high angle diffraction for use in waveguides are disclosed. Separate layer epe and ope structures produced by various methods may be integrated in side-by-side or overlaid constructs, and multiple such epe and ope structures may be combined or multiplexed to exhibit epe/ope functionality in a single, spatially-coincident layer. ... Magic Leap Inc

11/26/15 / #20150339857

Ambient light compensation for augmented or virtual reality

An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.. ... Magic Leap Inc

11/05/15 / #20150319342

Using a halo to facilitate viewing dark virtual objects in augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

11/05/15 / #20150317839

Interacting with totems in augmented or virtual reality systems

An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.. ... Magic Leap Inc

11/05/15 / #20150316982

Utilizing pseudo-random patterns for eye tracking in augmented or virtual reality systems

An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.. ... Magic Leap Inc

11/05/15 / #20150316980

User interface rendering in augmented or virtual reality systems

An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.. ... Magic Leap Inc

10/29/15 / #20150309315

Using freeform optics for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

10/29/15 / #20150309264

Planar waveguide apparatus with diffraction element(s) and system employing same

A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (doe) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the doe may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus. ... Magic Leap Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302665

Triangulation of points using known points in augmented or virtual reality systems

An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.. ... Magic Leap Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302664

Avatar rendering for augmented or virtual reality

An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.. ... Magic Leap Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302663

Recognizing objects in a passable world model in an augmented or virtual reality system

An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.. ... Magic Leap Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302662

Using object recognizers in an augmented or virtual reality system

An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.. ... Magic Leap Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302661

Inferential avatar rendering techniques in augmented or virtual reality systems

An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.. ... Magic Leap Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302660

Systems and methods for using image based light solutions for augmented or virtual reality

An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.. ... Magic Leap Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302659

Utilizing image based light solutions for augmented or virtual reality

An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.. ... Magic Leap Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302658

Compensating for ambient light in augmented or virtual reality systems

An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.. ... Magic Leap Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302657

Using passable world model for augmented or virtual reality

An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.. ... Magic Leap Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302656

Using a map of the world for augmented or virtual reality systems

An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.. ... Magic Leap Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302655

Using a map of the world for augmented or virtual reality systems

An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.. ... Magic Leap Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302652

Systems and methods for augmented and virtual reality

An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.. ... Magic Leap Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302644

Rendering techniques to find new map points in augmented or virtual reality systems

An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.. ... Magic Leap Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302643

Stress reduction in geometric maps of passable world model in augmented or virtual reality systems

An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.. ... Magic Leap Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302642

Room based sensors in an augmented reality system

An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.. ... Magic Leap Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302625

Generating a sound wavefront in augmented or virtual reality systems

An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.. ... Magic Leap Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302250

Running object recognizers in a passable world model for augmented or virtual reality

An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.. ... Magic Leap Inc

10/22/15 / #20150301797

Systems and methods for rendering user interfaces for augmented or virtual reality

An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.. ... Magic Leap Inc

10/22/15 / #20150301787

Systems and methods for generating sound wavefronts in augmented or virtual reality systems

An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.. ... Magic Leap Inc

10/22/15 / #20150301599

Eye tracking systems and method for augmented or virtual reality

An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.. ... Magic Leap Inc

10/22/15 / #20150301592

Utilizing totems for augmented or virtual reality systems

An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.. ... Magic Leap Inc

09/24/15 / #20150268415

Ultra-high resolution scanning fiber display

One embodiment is directed to a compact system for scanning electromagnetic imaging radiation, comprising a first waveguide and a second waveguide, each of which is operatively coupled to at least one electromagnetic radiation source and configured such that output from the first and second waveguides is luminance modulated and scanned along one or more axes to form at least a portion of an image.. . ... Magic Leap Inc

09/03/15 / #20150248793

Method and system for facilitating surgery using an augmented reality system

A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (doe) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the doe may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus. ... Magic Leap Inc

09/03/15 / #20150248792

Method and system for modifying display of a sporting event using an augmented reality system

A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (doe) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the doe may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus. ... Magic Leap Inc

09/03/15 / #20150248791

Method and system for generating virtual rooms

A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (doe) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the doe may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus. ... Magic Leap Inc

09/03/15 / #20150248790

Using circularly-symmetric diffractive optical elements for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

09/03/15 / #20150248789

Augmented reality system totems and methods of using same

A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (doe) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the doe may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus. ... Magic Leap Inc

09/03/15 / #20150248788

Method and system for retrieving data in response to user activity

A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (doe) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the doe may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus. ... Magic Leap Inc

09/03/15 / #20150248787

Method and system for retrieving data in response to user input

A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (doe) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the doe may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus. ... Magic Leap Inc

09/03/15 / #20150248786

Modulating light intensity to enable viewing of dark virtual objects

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

09/03/15 / #20150248170

Method and system for generating a virtual user interface related to a totem

A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (doe) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the doe may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus. ... Magic Leap Inc

09/03/15 / #20150248169

Method and system for generating a virtual user interface related to a physical entity

A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (doe) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the doe may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus. ... Magic Leap Inc

09/03/15 / #20150248158

Curved waveguides for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

09/03/15 / #20150248046

Controlling diffractive optical elements for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

09/03/15 / #20150248012

Stacked configuration of freeform optics for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

09/03/15 / #20150248011

Delivering virtual images of different portions of the user's pupil for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

09/03/15 / #20150248010

Inducing phase delays in a multicore assembly for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

09/03/15 / #20150248006

Circular diffractive optical elements for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

09/03/15 / #20150247976

Planar waveguide apparatus configured to return light therethrough

A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (doe) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the doe may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus. ... Magic Leap Inc

09/03/15 / #20150247975

Optical system having a return planar waveguide

A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (doe) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the doe may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus. ... Magic Leap Inc

09/03/15 / #20150247723

Method and system for obtaining texture data of a space

A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (doe) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the doe may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150243107

Displaying augmented or virtual reality through freeform optics

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150243106

Method and system for enhancing job performance using an augmented reality system

A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (doe) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the doe may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150243105

Method and system for interacting with user interfaces

A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (doe) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the doe may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150243104

Delivering virtual image slices at different depth planes for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150243103

Rendering dark virtual objects as blue to facilitate viewing augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150243102

Rendering visual emphasis proximate to virtual objects for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150243101

Modifying a curvature of light rays to produce multiple depth planes

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150243100

Method and system for determining user input based on totem

A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (doe) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the doe may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150243099

Rendering a halo around virtual objects for displaying augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150243098

Using an array of spatial light modulators for selective attenuation

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150243097

Selective attenuation of outside light in an augmented or virtual reality device

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150243096

Using a fiber scanning display to present a lightfield to a user

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150243095

Modulating light associated with image data through phase modulators for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150243094

Producing an aggregate wavefront for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150243093

Determining user accommodation to display an image at a desired focal plane using diffractive optical elements

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150243092

Pixel size modulation for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150243091

Coupling phase modulators to optical fibers for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150243090

Using polished microprojectors for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150243089

Varying pixel size based on line pitch for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150243088

Using a variable focus element coupled to a waveguide to create multiple depth planes

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150242943

Method and system for generating a retail experience using an augmented reality system

A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (doe) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the doe may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150242575

Method and system for facilitating rehabilitation using an augmented reality system

A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (doe) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the doe may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150241959

Method and system for updating a virtual world

A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (doe) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the doe may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150241707

Modifying light using freeform optics for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150241706

Injecting images having an inverse fourier transform to produce a desired wavefront

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150241705

Planar waveguide apparatus having a plurality of diffractive optical elements

A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (doe) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the doe may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150241704

Using a plurality of waveguides coupled with edge reflectors for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150241703

Using spatial light modulators to selectively attenuate light from an outside environment for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150241702

Lens array operatively coupled to a spatial light modulator for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150241701

Pinhole array operatively coupled to a spatial light modulator for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150241700

Attenuating outside light for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150241699

Selectively attenuating light from the outside world for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150241698

Methods and systems to use multicore fibers for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150241697

Physical actuators coupled to optical fiber cores for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/27/15 / #20150241696

Inducing phase delays to vary an aggregate wavefront for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235610

Interacting with a network to transmit virtual image data in augmented or virtual reality systems

One embodiment is directed to a system for enabling two or more users to interact within a virtual world comprising virtual world data, comprising a computer network comprising one or more computing devices, the one or more computing devices comprising memory, processing circuitry, and software stored at least in part in the memory and executable by the processing circuitry to process at least a portion of the virtual world data; wherein at least a first portion of the virtual world data originates from a first user virtual world local to a first user, and wherein the computer network is operable to transmit the first portion to a user device for presentation to a second user, such that the second user may experience the first portion from the location of the second user, such that aspects of the first user virtual world are effectively passed to the second user.. . ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235583

Adjusting pixels to compensate for spacing in augmented or virtual reality systems

One embodiment is directed to a user display device comprising a housing frame mountable on the head of the user, a lens mountable on the housing frame and a projection sub system coupled to the housing frame to determine a location of appearance of a display object in a field of view of the user based at least in part on at least one of a detection of a head movement of the user and a prediction of a head movement of the user, and to project the display object to the user based on the determined location of appearance of the display object.. . ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235473

Displaying augmented reality or virtual reality through a substrate coupled to the user's eye

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235472

Delivering light beams at a plurality of angles for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235471

Delivering light beams through optical fiber cores at a plurality of angles for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235470

Coupling a plurality of multicore assemblies polished at an angle for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235469

Determining user accommodation to project image data at a desired focal distance

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235468

Coupling optical elements to an array of microprojectors for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235467

Waveguide assembly to display images at multiple focal planes

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235466

Using optical fibers to deliver multiple depth planes for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235465

Polishing an array of optical fibers at an angle to deliver augmented or virtual reality images

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235464

Coupling a lens to an optical fiber for augmented or virtual reality displays

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235463

Modulating a size of pixels displayed to a user for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235462

Generating a lightfield using a plurality of spatial light modulators

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235461

Using an array of spatial light modulators to generate a lightfield

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235460

Diffractive optical elements used for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235459

Using an eye box for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235458

Waveguide assembly having reflective layers for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235457

Driving light patterns to exit pupils for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235456

Modulating a polarization of light for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235455

Using polarization modulators for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235454

Providing augmented or virtual reality using transmissive beamsplitters

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235453

Rendering based on predicted head movement in augmented or virtual reality systems

One embodiment is directed to a user display device comprising a housing frame mountable on the head of the user, a lens mountable on the housing frame and a projection sub system coupled to the housing frame to determine a location of appearance of a display object in a field of view of the user based at least in part on at least one of a detection of a head movement of the user and a prediction of a head movement of the user, and to project the display object to the user based on the determined location of appearance of the display object.. . ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235452

Blanking techniques in augmented or virtual reality systems

One embodiment is directed to a user display device comprising a housing frame mountable on the head of the user, a lens mountable on the housing frame and a projection sub system coupled to the housing frame to determine a location of appearance of a display object in a field of view of the user based at least in part on at least one of a detection of a head movement of the user and a prediction of a head movement of the user, and to project the display object to the user based on the determined location of appearance of the display object.. . ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235451

Presenting virtual objects based on head movements in augmented or virtual reality systems

One embodiment is directed to a user display device comprising a housing frame mountable on the head of the user, a lens mountable on the housing frame and a projection sub system coupled to the housing frame to determine a location of appearance of a display object in a field of view of the user based at least in part on at least one of a detection of a head movement of the user and a prediction of a head movement of the user, and to project the display object to the user based on the determined location of appearance of the display object.. . ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235450

Utilizing head movement of user for frame rendering in augmented or virtual reality systems

One embodiment is directed to a user display device comprising a housing frame mountable on the head of the user, a lens mountable on the housing frame and a projection sub system coupled to the housing frame to determine a location of appearance of a display object in a field of view of the user based at least in part on at least one of a detection of a head movement of the user and a prediction of a head movement of the user, and to project the display object to the user based on the determined location of appearance of the display object.. . ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235449

Frame-by-frame rendering for augmented or virtual reality systems

One embodiment is directed to a user display device comprising a housing frame mountable on the head of the user, a lens mountable on the housing frame and a projection sub system coupled to the housing frame to determine a location of appearance of a display object in a field of view of the user based at least in part on at least one of a detection of a head movement of the user and a prediction of a head movement of the user, and to project the display object to the user based on the determined location of appearance of the display object.. . ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235448

Using multiple exit pupils to transmit light into a user's pupil for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235447

Method and system for generating map data from an image

A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (doe) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the doe may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235446

Driving sub-images based on a user's accommodation

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235445

Modulating a depth of focus of a plurality of pixels displayed to a user

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235444

Methods and system for using microprojects for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235443

Selectively blurring a portion of an image based on a user's accommodation

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235442

Using wedge-shaped waveguides for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235441

Method and system for rendering virtual content

A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (doe) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the doe may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235440

Providing augmented reality using microprojectors

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235439

Combining display elements having different frame rates and bit depths for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235438

Using a display assembly for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235437

Determining user accommodation to display an image at a focal plane corresponding to a user's current state of focus

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235436

Delivering light rays associated with virtual images based on user accommodation

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235435

Recognizing objects in a passable world model in augmented or virtual reality systems

One embodiment is directed to a system for enabling two or more users to interact within a virtual world comprising virtual world data, comprising a computer network comprising one or more computing devices, the one or more computing devices comprising memory, processing circuitry, and software stored at least in part in the memory and executable by the processing circuitry to process at least a portion of the virtual world data; wherein at least a first portion of the virtual world data originates from a first user virtual world local to a first user, and wherein the computer network is operable to transmit the first portion to a user device for presentation to a second user, such that the second user may experience the first portion from the location of the second user, such that aspects of the first user virtual world are effectively passed to the second user.. . ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235434

Systems and methods for a plurality of users to interact with an augmented or virtual reality systems

One embodiment is directed to a system for enabling two or more users to interact within a virtual world comprising virtual world data, comprising a computer network comprising one or more computing devices, the one or more computing devices comprising memory, processing circuitry, and software stored at least in part in the memory and executable by the processing circuitry to process at least a portion of the virtual world data; wherein at least a first portion of the virtual world data originates from a first user virtual world local to a first user, and wherein the computer network is operable to transmit the first portion to a user device for presentation to a second user, such that the second user may experience the first portion from the location of the second user, such that aspects of the first user virtual world are effectively passed to the second user.. . ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235433

Selective transmission of light in augmented or virtual reality systems

One embodiment is directed to a system for enabling two or more users to interact within a virtual world comprising virtual world data, comprising a computer network comprising one or more computing devices, the one or more computing devices comprising memory, processing circuitry, and software stored at least in part in the memory and executable by the processing circuitry to process at least a portion of the virtual world data; wherein at least a first portion of the virtual world data originates from a first user virtual world local to a first user, and wherein the computer network is operable to transmit the first portion to a user device for presentation to a second user, such that the second user may experience the first portion from the location of the second user, such that aspects of the first user virtual world are effectively passed to the second user.. . ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235431

Varying a focus through a variable focus element based on user accommodation

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235430

Predicting head movement for rendering virtual objects in augmented or virtual reality systems

One embodiment is directed to a user display device comprising a housing frame mountable on the head of the user, a lens mountable on the housing frame and a projection sub system coupled to the housing frame to determine a location of appearance of a display object in a field of view of the user based at least in part on at least one of a detection of a head movement of the user and a prediction of a head movement of the user, and to project the display object to the user based on the determined location of appearance of the display object.. . ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235429

Selective light transmission for augmented or virtual reality

One embodiment is directed to a system for enabling two or more users to interact within a virtual world comprising virtual world data, comprising a computer network comprising one or more computing devices, the one or more computing devices comprising memory, processing circuitry, and software stored at least in part in the memory and executable by the processing circuitry to process at least a portion of the virtual world data; wherein at least a first portion of the virtual world data originates from a first user virtual world local to a first user, and wherein the computer network is operable to transmit the first portion to a user device for presentation to a second user, such that the second user may experience the first portion from the location of the second user, such that aspects of the first user virtual world are effectively passed to the second user.. . ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235421

Using mems louvers to change an angle of light for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235420

Method for displaying multiple depth planes through variable focus elements

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235419

Methods and systems for displaying multiple depth planes through a variable focus element

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235418

Determining user accommodation to display an image at a desired focal distance using freeform optics

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235417

Over-rendering techniques in augmented or virtual reality systems

One embodiment is directed to a user display device comprising a housing frame mountable on the head of the user, a lens mountable on the housing frame and a projection sub system coupled to the housing frame to determine a location of appearance of a display object in a field of view of the user based at least in part on at least one of a detection of a head movement of the user and a prediction of a head movement of the user, and to project the display object to the user based on the determined location of appearance of the display object.. . ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235370

Method and system for identifying a user location

A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (doe) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the doe may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235088

Method and system for inserting recognized object data into a virtual world

A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (doe) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the doe may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150234477

Method and system for determining user input based on gesture

A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (doe) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the doe may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150234476

Determining user accommodation to display an image through a waveguide assembly

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150234463

Systems and methods for a plurality of users to interact with each other in augmented or virtual reality systems

One embodiment is directed to a system for enabling two or more users to interact within a virtual world comprising virtual world data, comprising a computer network comprising one or more computing devices, the one or more computing devices comprising memory, processing circuitry, and software stored at least in part in the memory and executable by the processing circuitry to process at least a portion of the virtual world data; wherein at least a first portion of the virtual world data originates from a first user virtual world local to a first user, and wherein the computer network is operable to transmit the first portion to a user device for presentation to a second user, such that the second user may experience the first portion from the location of the second user, such that aspects of the first user virtual world are effectively passed to the second user.. . ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150234462

Interacting with a network to transmit virtual image data in augmented or virtual reality systems

One embodiment is directed to a system for enabling two or more users to interact within a virtual world comprising virtual world data, comprising a computer network comprising one or more computing devices, the one or more computing devices comprising memory, processing circuitry, and software stored at least in part in the memory and executable by the processing circuitry to process at least a portion of the virtual world data; wherein at least a first portion of the virtual world data originates from a first user virtual world local to a first user, and wherein the computer network is operable to transmit the first portion to a user device for presentation to a second user, such that the second user may experience the first portion from the location of the second user, such that aspects of the first user virtual world are effectively passed to the second user.. . ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150234254

Separately addressable diffractive optical elements for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150234205

Contact lens device for displaying augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150234191

Using freeform optical elements to display augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150234190

Using blurring to create multiple depth planes for augmented or virtual reality

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/20/15 / #20150234184

Using historical attributes of a user for virtual or augmented reality rendering

One embodiment is directed to a user display device comprising a housing frame mountable on the head of the user, a lens mountable on the housing frame and a projection sub system coupled to the housing frame to determine a location of appearance of a display object in a field of view of the user based at least in part on at least one of a detection of a head movement of the user and a prediction of a head movement of the user, and to project the display object to the user based on the determined location of appearance of the display object.. . ... Magic Leap Inc

08/06/15 / #20150222884

Multi-focal display system and method

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise a scanning device for scanning one or more frames of image data. ... Magic Leap Inc

08/06/15 / #20150222883

Multi-focal display system and method

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an accommodation tracking module to track an accommodation of a user's eyes, a first variable focus element (vfe) to switch between at least two focal planes, wherein a distance between the two focal planes is relatively consistent, and a second vfe to shift the at least two focal planes based at least in part on the tracked accommodation of the user's eyes.. ... Magic Leap Inc

07/23/15 / #20150205126

Virtual and augmented reality systems and methods

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye.. ... Magic Leap Inc

06/25/15 / #20150178939

Virtual and augmented reality systems and methods

Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise a vision system having one or more optical elements to project one or more images to a user, a mapping database comprising map data corresponding to one or more real objects of the world, wherein the mapping database receives inputs from at least a component of one or more wearable augmented reality display systems, and a processor communicatively coupled to the mapping database for retrieving the map data and processing the retrieved map data to determine one or more output parameters, wherein the processor further controls the vision system in a manner such that the one or more images are projected to the user based at least in part on the determined output parameters.. ... Magic Leap Inc

05/07/15 / #20150124317

Three dimensional virtual and augmented reality display system

A system may comprise a selectively transparent projection device for projecting an image toward an eye of a viewer from a projection device position in space relative to the eye of the viewer, the projection device being capable of assuming a substantially transparent state when no image is projected; an occlusion mask device coupled to the projection device and configured to selectively block light traveling toward the eye from one or more positions opposite of the projection device from the eye of the viewer in an occluding pattern correlated with the image projected by the projection device; and a zone plate diffraction patterning device interposed between the eye of the viewer and the projection device and configured to cause light from the projection device to pass through a diffraction pattern having a selectable geometry as it travels to the eye.. . ... Magic Leap Inc

04/16/15 / #20150103306

Virtual or augmented reality headsets having adjustable interpupillary distance

A virtual or augmented reality headset is provided having a frame, a pair of virtual or augmented reality eyepieces, and an interpupillary distance adjustment mechanism. The frame includes opposing arm members, a bridge positioned intermediate the opposing arm members, and one or more linear rails. ... Magic Leap Inc

01/29/15 / #20150032823

System and method for augmented and virtual reality

One embodiment is directed to a system for enabling two or more users to interact within a virtual world comprising virtual world data, comprising a computer network comprising one or more computing devices, the one or more computing devices comprising memory, processing circuitry, and software stored at least in part in the memory and executable by the processing circuitry to process at least a portion of the virtual world data; wherein at least a first portion of the virtual world data originates from a first user virtual world local to a first user, and wherein the computer network is operable to transmit the first portion to a user device for presentation to a second user, such that the second user may experience the first portion from the location of the second user, such that aspects of the first user virtual world are effectively passed to the second user.. . ... Magic Leap Inc

01/15/15 / #20150016777

Planar waveguide apparatus with diffraction element(s) and system employing same

A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (doe) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the doe may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus. ... Magic Leap Inc








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