US 9,812,096 B2
Eye mounted displays and systems using eye mounted displays
Michael Frank Deering, Los Altos, CA (US); and Alan Huang, Menlo Park, CA (US)
Assigned to Spy Eye, LLC, Los Gatos, CA (US)
Filed by Michael Frank Deering, Los Altos, CA (US)
Filed on Sep. 23, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/494,327.
Application 14/494,327 is a continuation in part of application No. 14/226,211, filed on Mar. 26, 2014, abandoned.
Application 14/226,211 is a continuation of application No. 12/359,951, filed on Jan. 26, 2009, granted, now 8,786,675.
Application 14/226,211 is a continuation of application No. 14/494,327.
Application 14/494,327 is a continuation in part of application No. 12/359,211, filed on Jan. 23, 2009, abandoned.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/023,073, filed on Jan. 23, 2008.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/023,833, filed on Jan. 26, 2008.
Prior Publication US 2015/0049004 A1, Feb. 19, 2015
Int. Cl. G09G 5/391 (2006.01); G02B 27/01 (2006.01); G02C 7/04 (2006.01); G09G 3/02 (2006.01); H04N 13/04 (2006.01); G02B 27/00 (2006.01); H04N 7/01 (2006.01); G06T 7/60 (2017.01); G09G 5/00 (2006.01); H04N 9/31 (2006.01); H04N 19/70 (2014.01); G02C 11/00 (2006.01); G06T 3/40 (2006.01)
CPC G09G 5/391 (2013.01) [G02B 27/0093 (2013.01); G02B 27/017 (2013.01); G02B 27/0172 (2013.01); G02C 7/04 (2013.01); G02C 11/10 (2013.01); G06T 3/40 (2013.01); G06T 7/60 (2013.01); G09G 3/02 (2013.01); G09G 5/003 (2013.01); H04N 7/0117 (2013.01); H04N 7/0127 (2013.01); H04N 9/31 (2013.01); H04N 9/3188 (2013.01); H04N 9/3191 (2013.01); H04N 13/044 (2013.01); H04N 13/0484 (2013.01); H04N 19/70 (2014.11); G02B 2027/014 (2013.01); G02B 2027/0118 (2013.01); G02B 2027/0123 (2013.01); G02B 2027/0134 (2013.01); G02B 2027/0138 (2013.01); G02B 2027/0147 (2013.01); G02B 2027/0178 (2013.01); G02B 2027/0187 (2013.01); G09G 2340/0407 (2013.01); G09G 2340/0435 (2013.01); G09G 2354/00 (2013.01)] 25 Claims
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1. An eye mounted display system for use by a user, comprising:
an eye mounted display that projects light onto the user's retina to form a visual sensation of an image that spans a field of view of the user's eye, the eye mounted display comprising:
a contact lens mountable on the user's eye; and
a plurality of sub-displays in the contact lens, the eye mounted display moving with the user's eye as the user's eye rotates in its socket, each of the sub-displays comprising:
a plurality of display pixels displaying a different portion of the image for each sub-display, and
display optics projecting light from the display pixels to a portion of the retina corresponding to the portion of the image displayed by that sub-display, wherein the portion of the retina is fixed as the user's eye rotates in its socket and thereby forming a visual sensation of the portion of the image displayed by that sub-display, each such projection of light propagating through a partial corneal aperture for that sub-display, different sub-displays projecting light to different portions of the retina, and the sub-displays in aggregate projecting light to portions of the retina that in aggregate span the field of view;
an eye tracker that tracks an orientation of the eye; and
a scaler coupled to the eye mounted display and to the eye tracker, the scaler receiving video input and converting the video input, based in part on the orientation of the eye received from the eye tracker, to a format suitable for projection by the eye mounted display.