In late Jan Patently Apple posted a obvious focus news patrician “Apple Invention Details a Prescription Lens System for a Future Head-Mounted Display Device.” Apple’s obvious compared to a destiny churned existence headset that would concede users with medication eyeglasses to put their singular lenses into a headset to discharge a need to wear extraneous eyeglasses in a headset creation it bulkier and reduction comfortable. Today, a US Patent Trademark Office published another obvious focus from Apple that sum a destiny Head Mounted Display (HMD) complement with transmutable lenses and a complement ancillary it.
Display System with Interchangeable Lenses
A head-mounted arrangement (HMD) is a arrangement device that is ragged on a conduct of a user includes one or some-more arrangement modules for displaying graphics to a user. Different users might have opposite refractive errors of their eyes, such that opposite users need opposite visual lenses.
Apple’s invention covers implementations of arrangement systems. In one implementation, a arrangement complement includes a display, a removable lens assembly, and a lens showing sensor.
The removable lens is removably coupleable to a display. The lens showing sensor detects a removable lens public joined to a display. The arrangement complement might serve embody a head-mounted arrangement section that includes a arrangement and a lens showing sensor. The arrangement complement might establish lens information from a removable lens with a lens showing sensor, and might yield an indicator of a removable lens according to a lens information.
In another implementation, a routine is supposing for handling a head-mounted arrangement unit, that includes identifying a removable lens joined to a arrangement procedure of a head-mounted arrangement unit, and providing an denote according to a identifying of a removable lens. The denote might be a pattern denote that differs between a removable lens and another removable lens coupleable to a arrangement module. The routine might serve embody identifying a user, while a denote might be a harmony denote of harmony between a removable lens and a user.
In another implementation, a arrangement system includes a head-mounted arrangement section and a removable lens assembly. The head-mounted arrangement section includes a arrangement module. The removable lens public includes a lens component and a support joined to a lens element. The removable lens public might be removably to a arrangement procedure in a singular course with a captivating connection facilities joined to a support and surrounding a lens element.
The removable lens public might be removably coupleable to a arrangement procedure with an division fit, for example, with a removably lens embody a agreeable annular tab that receives a lens mountain of a arrangement procedure axially therein. The removable lens public might be removably coupleable to a arrangement procedure with sprung fasten mechanisms.
Lastly, a transmutable lenses might be configured according to characteristics of opposite eyes of opposite users (e.g., according to an eyeglass prescription). For example, one span of transmutable lenses might be compared with (e.g., prescribed for) one user, while another span of interchangeable. lenses might be compared with another user. The transmutable lenses are mountable to a head-mounted arrangement section in an transmutable demeanour such that opposite lenses might be mounted to a head-mounted arrangement section to accommodate opposite users with opposite eye characteristics. The transmutable lenses might be mounted to a head-mounted arrangement section in several opposite manners.
Apple’s obvious FIG. 1is a side perspective of a arrangement complement with dark components illustrated in dashed lines; FIG. 2 is a cross-sectional perspective of a arrangement complement of FIG. 1 taken along line 2-2 in FIG. 1; FIG. 13E is a cross-sectional perspective of a arrangement procedure in a partially joined state.
More specifically, Apple’s obvious FIGS. 1 and 2 are partial of a VR or Mixed Reality arrangement complement and one or some-more removable lens assemblies #120.
Referring to FIG. 13E: To integrate a removable lens public #1320 to a arrangement procedure #1310, a lens automatic coupling underline #1322 is initial extrinsic into a arrangement automatic coupling underline 1#312, and a removable lens public is rotated to move a captivating coupling facilities #1324 and #1314 closer to any other to magnetically couple.
Apple’s obvious FIG. 14A next is a schematic perspective of a arrangement system; FIG. 15 is a upsurge draft of a routine for last harmony of a removable lens and a user.
Further to FIG. 14A, a arrangement complement #100 might use a lens information of a removable lens public #120 joined to establish harmony with a user and accordingly yield a harmony indicator to a user (e.g., usually of disfavour is determined).
The arrangement system, in further to last a lens information of a removable lens public joined to a head-mounted arrangement unit, identifies a stream user, and compares user information with a lens information to establish compatibility.
The arrangement complement might brand a user in several manners, for example, with biometric sensing, receipt of user credentials, and/or authentication by another device. To brand a user around biometrics, a arrangement complement might embody a biometric sensor #1418d to brand a user with biometrics (e.g., facial recognition, fingerprint recognition, voice recognition, iris recognition, and/or approval of other biometric parameters, such as ear geometry, bone conduction or firmness characteristics, front features, or skin).
The biometric sensor is physically joined to a head-mounted arrangement unit. For example, in a box of identifying a user with iris detection, a biometric sensor might be a eye camera.
To brand a user around user credentials, a arrangement complement receives user certification (e.g., a username and password) from an submit device of or compared with a arrangement complement (e.g., a microphone of a head-mounted arrangement unit, or an outmost device in communication with a controller or a head-mounted arrangement unit).
To brand a user by authentication from another device, a outmost device might substantiate a user (e.g., around biometrics or credentials) and promulgate such authentication to a controller. The outmost device might be deliberate partial of a arrangement complement though might duty eccentric thereof (e.g., an iPhone).
Apple’s obvious focus that was published currently by a U.S. Patent Office was filed behind in Q2 2019. Considering that this is a obvious application, a timing of such a product to marketplace is different during this time.
Inventors: Franklin; Jeremy C.; (San Francisco, CA) ; Lin; Wey-Jiun; (Los Altos Hills, CA) ; Neale; Brandon R.; (Fremont, CA) ; Williamson; Heidi; (San Francisco, CA) ; Weber; Andreas G.; (Los Altos, CA) ; Wang; Forrest C.; (Petaluma, CA); Hobson; Phil M.; (Menlo Park, CA)