US 9,813,673 B2
Holographic video capture and telepresence system
Gerard Dirk Smits, Los Gatos, CA (US)
Filed by Gerard Dirk Smits, Los Gatos, CA (US)
Filed on Jan. 20, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/411,959.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/388,334, filed on Jan. 20, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/389,372, filed on Feb. 23, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2017/0208292 A1, Jul. 20, 2017
Int. Cl. H04N 7/14 (2006.01); H04N 7/15 (2006.01); G03H 1/00 (2006.01); H04N 13/02 (2006.01); H04N 13/04 (2006.01)
CPC H04N 7/157 (2013.01) [G03H 1/0005 (2013.01); H04N 7/147 (2013.01); H04N 13/0239 (2013.01); H04N 13/0275 (2013.01); H04N 13/044 (2013.01); H04N 13/0422 (2013.01); H04N 13/0459 (2013.01); G03H 2001/0088 (2013.01); H04N 2213/001 (2013.01)] 21 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system for capturing video images of a user, comprising:
a curved screen;
a head mounted projection display apparatus that includes:
a frame that is adapted to wrap around a portion of a head of a user;
two or more image capture modules that are separately located at opposite ends of the frame which are adjacent to a left eye and a right eye of the user, wherein each image capture module includes one or more sensors that detect non-visible light that is reflected from the curved screen when it is positioned in front of a face of the user; and
a client computer that is coupled to the frame and arranged to capture the detected reflections of the non-visible light which is employed to provide a plurality of real time perspective views of the face of the user to a server computer; and
the server computer that is employed to generate a real time three dimensional video image of the face of the user based on the plurality of perspective views, wherein the three-dimensional video image is provided for display to one or more remotely located users.
 
8. A head mounted projection display apparatus for capturing video images of a user, that includes:
a frame that is adapted to wrap around a portion of a head of a user;
two or more image capture modules that are separately located at opposite ends of the frame which are adjacent to a left eye and a right eye of the user, wherein each image capture module includes one or more sensors that detect non-visible light that is reflected from a curved screen when it is positioned in front of a face of the user; and
a client computer that is coupled to the frame and arranged to capture the detected reflections of the non-visible light which is employed to provide a plurality of real time perspective views of the face of the user to a server computer, wherein the server computer is employed to generate a real time three-dimensional video image of the face of the user based on the plurality of perspective views, and wherein the three-dimensional video image is provided for display to one or more remotely located users.
 
15. A method for capturing video images of a user, comprising:
employing a head mounted projection display apparatus to capture the video images, wherein the apparatus includes:
a frame that is adapted to wrap around a portion of a head of a user;
two or more image capture modules that are separately located at opposite ends of the frame which are adjacent to a left eye and a right eye of the user, wherein each image capture module includes one or more sensors that detect non-visible light that is reflected from a curved screen when it is positioned in front of a face of the user; and
employing a client computer that is coupled to the frame and arranged to capture the detected reflections of the non-visible light which is employed to provide a plurality of real time perspective views of the face of the user to a server computer; and
employing the server computer to generate a real time three dimensional video image of the face of the user based on the plurality of perspective views, wherein the three-dimensional video image is provided for display to one or more remotely located users.