US Patent No. 10,216,271

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INDEPENDENT CONTROL OF FOCAL VERGENCE AND EMPHASIS OF DISPLAYED AND TRANSMITTED OPTICAL CONTENT


Patent No. 10,216,271
Issue Date February 26, 2019
Title Method And Apparatus For Independent Control Of Focal Vergence And Emphasis Of Displayed And Transmitted Optical Content
Inventorship Sleiman Itani, East Palo Alto, CA (US)
Assignee Atheer, Inc., Santa Clara, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,216,271

1. An apparatus, comprising:a first optic comprising a plurality of first optic regions;
a see-through display comprising a plurality of display regions;
a second optic comprising a plurality of second optic regions;
an environment sensor adapted to sense a distance to an environment external to said apparatus along a target path;
wherein:
said first optic regions, said display regions, and said second optic regions correspond such that if said target path is oriented through a target display region of said display regions, said target path is also oriented through a corresponding target first optic region of said first optic regions and a corresponding target second optic region of said second optic regions;
said first optic is adapted to receive optical environment content from said environment in said first optic regions and deliver said optical environment content to said see-through display correspondingly in said display regions;
said see-through display is adapted to receive said optical environment content from said first optic in said display regions and deliver said optical environment content to said second optic correspondingly in said second optic regions, and to deliver optical display content in said display regions to said second optic correspondingly in said second optic regions;
said second optic is adapted to receive said optical environment content and said optical display content from said see-through display in said second optic regions and deliver said optical environment content and said optical display content to an optical content receiver;
said first optic is adapted to alter a focal vergence of said optical environment content in said first optic regions; and
said second optic is adapted to alter said focal vergence of said optical environment content and to alter a focal vergence of said optical display content in said second optic regions; and
such that said focal vergence of said optical display content as delivered to said optical content receiver by said second optic and said focal vergence of said optical environment content as delivered to said optical content receiver by said second optic are alterable substantially independently of one another.