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Scott McEldowney - Related organizations: Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc patents, Microsoft Corporation patents

Eye tracking apparatus, method and system

12/22/16 - 20160370583 - A transparent waveguide for use in eye tracking includes an input-coupler and an output-coupler. The input-coupler comprises a plurality of curved grating lines having a radially varying pitch. When positioned in front of an eye illuminated with infrared light, infrared light beams reflected from the eye and incident on the
Inventors: Pasi Saarikko, Xinye Lou, Scott McEldowney, Steven Robbins

Spherical birdbath mirror having a decoupled aspheric

02/11/16 - 20160041390 - The technology provides decoupling an aspheric optical element from a birdbath optical element in a near-eye display (NED) device. One or more aspheric lens are used with a spherical birdbath reflective mirror in a projection light engine of a NED device. A projection light engine provides image light (or other
Inventors: Yarn Chee Poon, Joshua A Hudman, R Andrew Wall, Scott Mceldowney, Steven John Robbins

Eye-tracking system for head-mounted display

12/25/14 - 20140375790 - Embodiments are disclosed for a see-through head-mounted display system. In one embodiment, the see-through head-mounted display system comprises a freeform prism, and a display device configured to emit display light through the freeform prism to an eye of a user. The see-through head-mounted display system may also comprise an imaging
Inventors: Inventors: Pasi Saarikko, Xinye Lou, Scott Mceldowney, Steven Robbins, Tapani LevolaPasi Saarikko, Xinye Lou, Scott Mceldowney, Steven Robbins, Tapani Levola, Steve Robbins, Scott Mceldowney, Xinye Lou, David Nister, Drew Steedly, Quentin Simon Charles Miller, David D. Bohn, James Peele Terrell, Jr., Andrew C. Goris, Nathan Ackerman

Eye-tracking system for head-mounted display

12/25/14 - 20140375789 - Embodiments are disclosed for a see-through head-mounted display system. In one embodiment, the see-through head-mounted display system comprises a freeform prism, and a display device configured to emit display light through the freeform prism to an eye of a user. The see-through head-mounted display system may also comprise an imaging
Inventors: Xinye Lou, Scott Mceldowney, Steve Robbins

Imager for constructing color and depth images

10/02/14 - 20140291520 - A dual-mode includes a light source configured to project a structured illumination from which visible light can be filtered. The dual-mode imager also includes a detector configured to capture both the structured illumination and visible light from the scene. A temporal or spatial filter is used to selectively block visible
Inventors: Scott Mceldowney, Edward Giaimo

Detection of configuration changes in an illumination system

06/12/14 - 20140160493 - Technology for detecting a change in a configuration position of one or more elements in an illumination system is described. A light source generates an illumination signal, and an element of the system directs a portion of the light of the signal back to a light detector. In one example,
Inventors: Scott Mceldowney, Dawson Yee

Imaging system

11/29/12 - 20120300040 - A three-dimensional imaging system to reduce detected ambient light comprises a wavelength stabilized laser diode to project imaging light onto a scene, an optical bandpass filter, and a camera to receive imaging light reflected from the scene and through the optical bandpass filter, the camera configured to use the received
Inventors: Scott Mceldowney

Imaging system

11/29/12 - 20120300024 - A three-dimensional imaging system to reduce detected ambient light comprises a wavelength stabilized laser diode to project imaging light onto a scene, an optical bandpass filter, and a camera to receive imaging light reflected from the scene and through the optical bandpass filter, the camera configured to use the received
Inventors: Scott Mceldowney

Detection of configuration changes in an illumination system

05/03/12 - 20120104225 - Technology for detecting a change in a configuration position of one or more elements in an illumination system is described. A light source generates an illumination signal, and an element of the system directs a portion of the light of the signal back to a light detector. In one example,
Inventors: Scott Mceldowney, Dawson Yee

Depth projector system with integrated vcsel array

03/01/12 - 20120051588 - A projector is disclosed for use in a 3-D imaging device. The projector includes a light source formed of a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser, or VCSEL array. The VCSEL array provides a light source for illuminating a capture area. Light from the VCSEL array is reflected off of objects in the
Inventors: Scott Mceldowney

Image contrast enhancement in depth sensor

02/02/12 - 20120026085 - Embodiments related to the enhancement of contrast in an image pattern in a structured light depth sensor are disclosed. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides, in a structured light depth sensor system comprising a structured light depth sensor, a method comprising projecting a light pattern onto an object, detecting via
Inventors: Scott Mceldowney

Use of wavefront coding to create a depth image

12/22/11 - 20110310226 - A 3-D depth camera system, such as in a motion capture system, tracks an object such as a human in a field of view using an illuminator, where the field of view is illuminated using multiple diffracted beams. An image sensing component obtains an image of the object using a
Inventors: Scott Mceldowney

Depth camera illuminator with superluminescent light-emitting diode

12/22/11 - 20110310220 - A depth camera illuminator with a superluminescent light-emitting diode (SLED) in a motion tracking system. One or more SLEDs have a sufficient power, such as 75-200 milliwatts, to extend in a field of view in an area such as a room in a home. To correct for chromatic aberration which
Inventors: Scott Mceldowney

Compartmentalizing focus area within field of view

12/22/11 - 20110310125 - A system and method are disclosed for selectively focusing on certain areas of interest within an imaged scene to gain more image detail within those areas. In general, the present system identifies areas of interest from received image data, which may for example be detected areas of movement within the
Inventors: Scott Mceldowney, John A. Tardif, John Clavin, David Cohen, Giora Yahav

Thermally-tuned depth camera light source

12/15/11 - 20110304281 - Various embodiments are disclosed for setting a depth camera light source operating temperature in a thermal tuning mode executed during a depth camera manufacturing process. One embodiment of a method includes illuminating a target with light from a light source at a plurality of light source temperatures; for each light
Inventors: Scott Mceldowney, Prafulla Masalkar, Yun Fang

Depth illumination and detection optics

12/08/11 - 20110298918 - A depth image capture device uses a circular polarization structure positioned at the output of an illumination radiation source, such as a diode laser. A linear polarization element receives the collimated illumination radiation and provides polarized radiation to a quarter wave plate. Radiation exits the quarter wave plate as circularly
Inventors: Scott Mceldowney

Imager for constructing color and depth images

04/07/11 - 20110079714 - A dual-mode includes a light source configured to project a structured illumination from which visible light can be filtered. The dual-mode imager also includes a detector configured to capture both the structured illumination and visible light from the scene. A temporal or spatial filter is used to selectively block visible
Inventors: Scott Mceldowney, Edward Giaimo

Depth-sensitive imaging via polarization-state mapping

03/03/11 - 20110050885 - A depth-sensitive imager for imaging a scene in three dimensions. The depth-sensitive imager comprises a light source configured to project a polarized illumination onto a surface of the scene, and a detector configured to capture an image of the scene by detecting light from the scene, in which image a
Inventors: Scott Mceldowney

Image contrast enhancement in depth sensor

12/02/10 - 20100304854 - Embodiments related to the enhancement of contrast in an image pattern in a structured light depth sensor are disclosed. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides, in a structured light depth sensor system comprising a structured light depth sensor, a method comprising projecting a light pattern onto an object, detecting via
Inventors: Scott Mceldowney


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