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 Server build optimization patent thumbnailServer build optimization
A method to perform server provisioning on a plurality of computer systems to generate a plurality of target virtual machines includes: obtaining configurations from a pool comprising at least one existing candidate virtual server or server image through a discovery process; performing a clustering analysis on the configurations to group the configurations into at least two groups; and for each group, selecting a configuration from among the configurations of the group as a candidate virtual machine image; determining a cost of actions required to be performed on the candidate virtual image to result in target virtual machines with a same configuration as the configurations of the group; and selecting the candidate virtual image with the lowest cost. .
International Business Machines Corporation


 Foldable virtual reality viewer structure integrated in mailer and/or product packaging patent thumbnailFoldable virtual reality viewer structure integrated in mailer and/or product packaging
A new method of constructing a convertible virtual reality viewer on planar surface when in an unfolded state, or out of a box-type structure is described. Through its design of structural folds, the planar surface(s) can be configured into any shape such as, but not limited to, a package, box, container, mailer, and flyer of any material.

 Method of data display through the vehicle windscreen and device for its implementation patent thumbnailMethod of data display through the vehicle windscreen and device for its implementation
Indication systems for the drivers of vehicles and cars include a data display device that combines two optical systems of the image display—the virtual image display system and the real image display system. The display device may be configured to provide a maximum of displayed information and to ensure safe driving, by controlling the level of details and the content of the data displayed for the vehicle driver, depending on the speed, and by choosing the optical system of data display to minimize the accident risk.
Ooo Wayray


 3d image system, method, and applications patent thumbnail3d image system, method, and applications
Apparatus (systems) and methods are described for generating and displaying a virtual true 3d image viewable by a single eye of a viewer. A fixed-curve mirror is translated along an optical axis in synchrony with a temporally-modulated 2d image generator to generate a virtual image in multiple virtual image planes, enabling depth perception of the image by a single eye of the viewer..

 Virtual/augmented reality system having reverse angle diffraction grating patent thumbnailVirtual/augmented reality system having reverse angle diffraction grating
A display subsystem for a virtual image generation system comprises a planar waveguide apparatus, an optical fiber, at least one light source configured for emitting light from a distal end of the optical fiber, and a mechanical drive assembly to which the optical fiber is mounted as a fixed-free flexible cantilever. The drive assembly is configured for displacing a distal end of the optical fiber about a fulcrum in accordance with a scan pattern, such that the emitted light diverges from a longitudinal axis coincident with the fulcrum.
Magic Leap, Inc.


 Microlens collimator for scanning optical fiber in virtual/augmented reality system patent thumbnailMicrolens collimator for scanning optical fiber in virtual/augmented reality system
A display subsystem for a virtual image generation system for use by an end user comprises a planar waveguide apparatus, an optical fiber, at least one light source configured for emitting light from a distal end of the optical fiber, and a collimation element mounted to a distal end of the optical fiber for collimating light from the optical fiber. The virtual image generation system further comprises a mechanical drive assembly to which the optical fiber is mounted to the drive assembly.
Magic Leap, Inc.


 Bidirectional holographic lens patent thumbnailBidirectional holographic lens
A device can determine a distance to an object. The device can use the determined distance to vary a focal length of a first adjustable element so that the first adjustable element directs light from the object into a first waveguide and onto a detector, and forms an image of the object at the detector.

 Light guide, virtual image optical system, and virtual image display device patent thumbnailLight guide, virtual image optical system, and virtual image display device
A light guide for a virtual image device to guide and emit image light output from an image display element to display a virtual image. The light guide includes a light-guide member and an optical member.

 Electronic apparatus and image display method patent thumbnailElectronic apparatus and image display method
A vehicle-mounted apparatus includes a cluster display unit attached to an instrument panel and a hud. The vehicle-mounted apparatus determines a running state of the vehicle and adjusts the focal length in the hud such that the position of a virtual image of a projected image is near the cluster display unit or is a forward position on the windshield..
Alpine Electronics, Inc.


 Display device patent thumbnailDisplay device
A display device includes: a display means that displays a virtual image of a picture by projecting display light representing the picture on a windshield; an identification means that identifies a target outside the vehicle; a control means that causes a first captured image, visually recognized as being superposed on at least a part of the target, to be displayed in the picture; and a vibration detection means that detects the amount of vibration of the vehicle. The control means, when the amount of vibration detected by the vibration detection means exceeds a threshold value, causes a second captured image to be displayed instead of the first captured image.
Nippon Seiki Co., Ltd.


Imaging device for moving a virtual image

There is provided an imaging device. The imaging device comprises a projection optic arranged to form a virtual image of an object.
Two Trees Photonics Limited

Projection display device for vehicle

A projection display device for a vehicle which allows visual recognition of a virtual image of a display image from a predetermined eye point, the device includes: a projection portion which projects light to be imaged as the display image on a display surface which is formed by a light reflection member in a windshield of a vehicle or in the vicinity of the windshield; an optical system which guides the light projected from the projection portion to the display surface; and an adjustment mechanism which adjusts the light before being introduced to the optical system so as to allow light derived from a curved image of which at least a part is curved to be introduced to the optical system.. .
Yazaki Corporation

Display device, vehicle

A display device is for displaying a virtual image in front of a driver of a vehicle. The display device includes a detecting unit that receives light surrounding the vehicle, and detects a brightness of the received light; a restricting unit that restricts an angle of the received light; a correcting unit that adjusts a luminance of a display image, according to the detected brightness of the light; and a displaying unit that superimposes and displays the display image on a field of vision of the driver as the virtual image, based on the adjusted luminance.

Automating robot operations

A method to control operation of a robot includes generating at least one virtual image by an optical 3d measurement system and with respect to a 3d measurement coordinate system, the at least one virtual image capturing a surface region of a component. The method further includes converting a plurality of point coordinates of the virtual image into point coordinates with respect to a robot coordinate system by a transformation instruction and controlling a tool element of the robot using the point coordinates with respect to the robot coordinate system so as to implement the operation..
Airbus Defence And Space Gmbh

Systems and methods of creating a three-dimensional virtual image

Embodiments of the present invention create a three-dimensional virtual model by a user identifying a three-dimensional object, capturing a plurality of two-dimensional images of said object in succession, said plurality of images being captured from different orientations, recording said plurality of images on a storage medium, determining the relative change in position of said plurality of images by comparing two subsequent images, wherein the relative change is determined by a difference in color intensity values between the pixels of one image and another image, generating a plurality of arrays from the difference determined and generating a computer image from said plurality of arrays, wherein said computer image represents said three-dimensional object.. .
Hashd, Inc.

Apparatus and adjusting camera exposure

As an apparatus for adjusting camera exposure, the apparatus includes: a virtual image generator generating a plurality of virtual images by changing brightness of an image photographed by a camera; a feature image generator generating a plurality of feature images respectively indicating features of the plurality of virtual images; and an exposure controller corresponding a feature value of the plurality of feature images to brightness, estimating reference brightness that corresponds to the maximum feature value, increasing camera exposure when the reference brightness is brighter than the photographed image, and decreasing the camera exposure when the reference brightness is darker than the photographed image.. .
Korea Advanced Institute Of Science And Technology

Display device for a motor vehicle

In a motor vehicle, a display device has a display area displaying an image projected by an optical device by way of a reflection area as a virtual image. The optical device has at least one reflector and an actuator which moves the reflector.
Audi Ag

Virtual display of the real-time position of a robotic device to a human operator positioned on an opposing side of an object

Systems and methods for virtually displaying a robotic device to a human operator. An exemplary system includes an augmented reality headset for use by the human operator.
The Boeing Company

Virtual image display program, virtual image display apparatus, and virtual image display method

A game processing apparatus displays an image of virtual space on a display that displays an image by using a sensor for identifying the position and direction of a certain body part of a player and the display. A controller in the game processing apparatus displays the image of the virtual space on the display in accordance with the position and direction of the certain body part of the player, and, when an information providing condition regarding the position and direction of the certain body part of the player is satisfied, outputs to-be-provided information..
Gree, Inc.

Intraoperative determining and providing for display a virtual image overlaid onto a visual image of a bone

Example methods and systems may be used intraoperatively to help surgeons perform accurate and replicable surgeries, such as knee arthroplasty surgeries. An example system combines real time measurement and tracking components with functionality to compile data collected by the hardware to register a bone of a patient, calculate an axis (e.g., mechanical axis) of the leg of the patient, assist a surgeon in placing cut guides, and verify a placement of an inserted prosthesis..
Aod Holdings, Llc

Systems and methods for planning and navigation

The present disclosure is directed to a planning and navigation method. The planning and navigation method includes obtaining a plurality of images, rendering the plurality of images in three dimensions, automatically segmenting the plurality of images to demarcate a target area, and automatically determining a treatment plan based on the target area.
Covidien Lp

Image capturing apparatus and operating method thereof

An image capturing apparatus and an image capturing method are provided. The image capturing apparatus includes an image capturing unit configured to capture an image; and a controller connected to the image capturing unit, wherein the controller is configured to obtain a background image with depth information, position a three-dimensional (3d) virtual image representing a target object in the background image based on the depth information, and control the image capturing unit to capture the target object based on a difference between the target object viewed from the image capturing apparatus and the 3d virtual image in the background image..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

System and training use of pressure equalization tube delivery instrument

A set of simulator hardware and software provide a realistic training environment for pressure equalization tube delivery to a tympanic membrane using a semi-automated pressure equalization tube delivery device (“petdd”). An anatomically realistic ear model is attached to a touch sensitive display so that the ear model aligns with a displayed virtual image of the middle ear, creating a realistic view through the ear canal of the ear model.
Tusker Medical, Inc.

Augmented reality solution for price evaluation

A method for presenting a formulated fair price range for a vehicle on a mobile computing platform in an augmented reality format. Embodiments of the present invention receive a digital image of a vehicle, identify distinguishing characteristics of the vehicle, cross reference those characteristics with multiple databases to identify the unique vehicle or vehicle type, retrieve from other databases data relating to the value of the vehicle or vehicle type and analyze and correlate the data to formulate a fair price range for the vehicle that is presented as a virtual image superimposed over the vehicle in the digital image.
International Business Machines Corporation

Augmented reality solution for price evaluation

A method for presenting a formulated fair price range for a vehicle on a mobile computing platform in an augmented reality format. Embodiments of the present invention receive a digital image of a vehicle, identify distinguishing characteristics of the vehicle, cross reference those characteristics with multiple databases to identify the unique vehicle or vehicle type, retrieve from other databases data relating to the value of the vehicle or vehicle type and analyze and correlate the data to formulate a fair price range for the vehicle that is presented as a virtual image superimposed over the vehicle in the digital image.
International Business Machines Corporation

Light guide device and virtual image display apparatus

A light guide device may be incorporated into a virtual image display apparatus, and functionally includes a light-incident part for entrance of picture lights, a light guide part that guides the picture lights via the light-incident part, and a light-exiting part that outputs the picture lights from the light guide part to a position of an eye. In the light guide device, light guide that enables non-diffraction virtual image formation is performed with respect to lateral first directions and a pupil size is enlarged by first and second diffraction optical elements with respect to longitudinal second directions..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Image display device

An image display device includes a light source that emits a light beam, a screen, a scanning section that scans the screen with the light beam, an optical system, a drive section, and a screen drive circuit. The optical system generates a virtual image by using the light beam that has passed through the screen.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Display device and display method

This display device is provided with a display unit and a control unit. The display unit projects and reflects, onto a light-transmitting display medium, light expressing an image, to allow the image to be viewed, as a virtual image, by a user.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Display method and display apparatus

There is provided a practically useful display method that allows viewers to see in-focus images easily. The method includes the steps of providing a lens array including a plurality of lenses, providing display areas at least one of which corresponds to each of the plurality of lenses, displaying partial images of an original image in the display areas respectively, the partial images being different from one another but partially including a same image portion, forming a bundle of beams by beams respectively emergent from the plurality of lenses equivalently, forming virtual images of the respective partial images displayed in the respective display areas by the respective lenses, and forming a single virtual image by superposing the virtual images of the partial images displayed in the respective corresponding display areas formed by the plurality of lenses..
Olympus Corporation

Light guide apparatus and virtual image display apparatus

Providing an image extraction section with a plurality of video light reflection surfaces that are fresnel-shaped reflection surfaces allows reduction in the thickness of a light guide apparatus and hence the thickness and size of a virtual image display apparatus. In particular, providing a dispersion elimination section for eliminating wavelength dispersion in correspondence with the image extraction section suppresses image deterioration resulting from dispersion (chromatic aberrations) on a wavelength band basis..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Reflective projection display device

A head-up display 10 includes a mems mirror component 14 for displaying images and a combiner 12 for reflecting light from the mems mirror component 14 so that an observer observes reflected light as a virtual image and for transmitting ambient light. The combiner 12 includes a green light reflecting portion 17 for selectively reflecting mainly green light in a green light wavelength region, a red light reflecting portion 16 for selectively reflecting mainly red light in a red light wavelength region, and a blue light reflecting portion 18 for reflecting blue light in a blue light wavelength region.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

Systems, methods, and computer programs to locate portions of patterns for measurement in sem images

A system can locate patterns for measurement in a captured scanning electron microscope (sem) image. The system can include a processor circuit that can be configured to generate a target pattern from a layout of a semiconductor device, and configured to generate a virtual image that corresponds to the target pattern, wherein elements of the virtual image less than completely overlap the corresponding portions of the target pattern, and configured to locate portions of a captured sem image of a fabricated semiconductor device that match the elements of the virtual image..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Graphical user interface indicating virtual storage of consumable items

A computing device is configured to display a graphical user interface on a display unit thereof based on purchase data of one or more consumable items that have been received through a communication interface thereof and a user input that has been made. The graphical user interface includes a background layer including a virtual image of storage, an item layer including one or more virtual images of said one or more consumable items, the item layer being overlaid on the background layer, so as to virtually indicate that said one or more consumable items are stocked in the storage, and an indicator layer including one or more indicators, each of which corresponding to one of said one or more consumable items, the indicator layer being overlaid on the item layer, so that each of said one or more indicators indicates a consumption state of a corresponding consumable item..
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

Head-up display device

A head-up display device includes: an optical unit that projects picture light toward a front windshield of a vehicle, and that displays picture information reflected on the front windshield as a virtual image; a display controller that controls the optical unit so as to display the picture information on the front windshield; and a vehicle state identifying device that identifies a vehicle state. The display control device controls the optical unit so as to move the display position of the picture information in a direction in which the field of view of a driver of the vehicle can be secured according to the vehicle state identified by the vehicle state identifying device..
Denson Corporation

Method for adjusting a display device

A method for adjusting a display device with a holder that can be fitted on the head of a user includes a front section in which two spectacle lenses are arranged which are connected to each other via a central part, an imaging unit secured to the holder, which generates an image, and an imaging optical system secured to the holder which, when the holder is fitted on the head of the user, images the generated image into an exit pupil such that the user can perceive it as a virtual image with his first eye. The first spectacle lens with the coupling-out section is positioned in such a way that the exit pupil of the imaging optical system coincides at least partially with the pupil of the first eye of the user when the holder is fitted on the head of the user..
Carl Zeiss Smart Optics Gmbh

Near-eye display with self-emitting microdisplay engine

A near-eye display for an augmented reality display system couples a self-emitting microdisplay to a transmissive waveguide through an input coupler. Light from the self-emitting microdisplay propagates along the waveguide and through an output coupler for generating a virtual image that is visible together with a real-world scene through the waveguide within an eyebox located in front of the output coupler.
Vuzix Corporation

Image display apparatus and image display system

An image display apparatus includes an image modulation unit including a plurality of pixels and capable of independently modulating a plurality of light beams emitted from the pixels, and a lens unit configured to convert the light beams emitted from the pixels into a plurality of collimated light beams that intersect with one another at points in a pupil of a viewer, the image modulation unit being configured to modulate the light beams so that the collimated light beams coincide with light beams incident on the points in the pupil from virtual pixels provided on a virtual image plane.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Display device

A head up display (hud) device in a vehicle and including a display panel configured to output an image containing driving information; a concave mirror configured to reflect the image to a windshield of the vehicle, so as to display a virtual image via the windshield in a forward direction of a driver of the vehicle, wherein the virtual image corresponds to a view box being an area in which the entire image containing the driving information is seen by the driver; a sensing unit configured to sense a position of the driver; a drive unit configured to move the concave mirror, and a controller configured to control the drive unit to correspondingly move the concave mirror in order to move the view box when the sensing unit senses a variation in the position of the driver.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Collimating fiber scanner design with inward pointing angles in virtual/augmented reality system

A display subsystem for a virtual image generation system. The display subsystem comprises a planar waveguide apparatus, and an optical fiber having a distal tip affixed relative to the planar waveguide apparatus, and an aperture proximal to the distal tip.
Magic Leap, Inc.

Technique for more efficiently displaying text in virtual image generation system

A virtual image generation system and method of operating same is provided. An end user is allowed to visualize the object of interest in a three-dimensional scene.
Magic Leap, Inc.

Apparatus for optical see-through head mounted display with mutual occlusion and opaqueness control capability

The present invention comprises a compact optical see-through head-mounted display capable of combining, a see-through image path with a virtual image path such that the opaqueness of the see-through image path can be modulated and the virtual image occludes parts of the see-through image and vice versa.. .
Magic Leap Inc.

Display device for vehicle and display vehicle

A display device for a vehicle includes: a design display part for generating multiple split designs into which a single continuous design is split; and multiple virtual image display parts for respectively displaying virtual images of corresponding split designs. Each virtual image display part displays, among the multiple split designs, a near side split design which is a split design on the near side in the sight line direction of the driver, in such a manner that it continues into a far side split design which is a split design on the far side in the sight line direction of the driver, from the near side..
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Workload migration across cloud providers and data centers

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for virtual workload orchestration. In some embodiments, a first cloud provider can obtain a virtual machine image and convert the virtual machine image to a virtual image format based on an environment associated with a second cloud provider.
Cisco Technology, Inc.

Display device

Provided is a display device capable of adequately displaying in accordance with a condition. In a hud device including a projector projecting an image that is to be a virtual image, a screen to which an image from the projector is projected, a magnifying optic magnifying the image projected on the screen, the screen is moved by an actuator in a direction parallel to an optical axis of the projector..
Yazaki Corporation

System and a compact display

Provided is a compact display system and method for creating, with minimal volume, a focused, high quality, full color, large fov virtual image characterized by eye-limited spatial resolution. The provided compact display (i) enables a flexible range of eye relief, and (ii) enables a large exit pupil..
Honeywell International Inc.

Display apparatus

A display apparatus for a vehicle includes a virtual image display device, a detection device, and a picture control device. The virtual image display device emits predetermined light to permit a windshield or a combiner to reflect the predetermined light towards an eye of a driver.
Denso Corporation

Spatial multiplexing of histological stains

The following concerns a method for co-localization of microscopy or histology stains by the assembly of a virtual image from one or more imaging operations. In particular, the method decreases the time required to obtain multiple labeled antigen or protein histology images of a biological sample.
3scan Inc.

Ultrasound guidance system including tagged probe assembly

Ultrasound-based systems are described for use in guiding subdermal probes during medical procedures. The systems include an ultrasound system in conjunction with a probe detection system.
Soma Research, Llc

System and manufacturing a board body

The present invention relates to a method and a system for manufacturing a board body (10), such as a skateboard, from a blank (20) having an indefinite shape. The blank (20) with the indefinite shape is collected by a handling robot (50).
Performance Sk8 Holding Inc.

Camera testing using virtual images

An apparatus includes a virtual image generation device, a receptacle for a digital camera, and a light booth. The virtual image generation device is configured to generate a plurality of test images within the light booth in accordance with a test sequence.
Facebook, Inc.

Local streaming proxy server

A local application streaming proxy can create a virtual image of storage media, which allows cloud operators to rapidly deliver applications, or deliver any operating system remotely, while providing better security, network utilization, low power requirements, and consistent performance for streamed applications and operating systems. A station using its wifi/lan provides qos guarantees (or priority) for application streaming network communications to create a consistent user experience regardless of other application bandwidth utilization.
Numecent Holdings, Inc.



Virtual Image topics:
  • Virtual Image
  • Virtual Reality
  • Electronic Device
  • Augmented Reality
  • Holographic
  • Image Display Apparatus
  • Arithmetic
  • Liquid Crystal
  • Liquid Crystal Display
  • Light Guide
  • Touch Panel
  • Visibility
  • Speaker Module
  • Display Panel
  • Speaker Diaphragm


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