Microsoft Patent Application linked on aceofspDOTblogspotDOTcom
US20140375789A1 also 20140375789
Fig 3 & 4 optics look similar to our WF05
Also a shout out to OLED :
In other embodiments, the display subsystem may include an emissive micro-display, such as organic light emitting diode (OLED) array display types, inorganic light emitting diode (iLED) array display types, and/or any other suitable micro-display.
It uses a different display technique than the usual VR headsets with an array of micro mirrors which reflects movies and games directly onto your retinas. The resolution is 1280x720 per eye with a 45 degree field of view.
"There's just one problem: Magic Leap didn't actually create all those awesome UI concepts. It copied them."
When I was looking over Magic Leap patents It looked to me like they were trying to patent every AR/VR technology available & now this revelation . I don't think they have a single original idea . Google is one of the investors in Magic Leap . These big companies sure can waste a lot of dough .
Perhaps Google wised up that Magic Leap is going nowhere & got with the Carollo/EMAN plan .
Vuzix new wave-guide smart glasses uses a proprietary LED Scanning Display Engine no mention of LCOS .
BTW : KOPN has an ownership stake in VUZI so I guess that makes KOPN & Intel partners . LOLOL
From KOPN 10Q 3Q 2014 Page 11:
Fair Value Measurement Sept 27,2014 :
Vuzix Corporation $1,222,118
That's because people are starting to realize HDI is all smoke & mirrors .
Yeah, they're talking to MST , GOOG, ... so is everybody else in the display space .
All that defenders of HDI have to offer is speculation . No contracts . No Front-Lit products in use in the market . Sounds more like a prototype than a product to me .
Talk , talk & more talk .
Google Glass went on sale to developers Feb 2012- 2 years ago & what does HDI have to show for it ?
Google had to pull the product for a complete redesign partially because of the performance of the HIMX LCOS display . HIMX then scurries to show a new Front-Lit prototype to try to salvage that mess . Seems like they blew their opportunity & now Jerry Carollo has given eMagin's OLED micro displays a foot in the door since he became Google's Optical Architect . (Yeah, check his Linkedin)
Meanwhile others in the marketplace produce micro displays that go into real products that people can actually purchase such as Kopin displays in the Vuzix M100 and eMagin displays in the eSight - enabling the blind to see - , the Red Bomb , Tracking Point and many others.
RE: SELL the company to KOPN
"It is better to have people think you a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."
-- Mark Twain
What evidence do you have that Intel will steer VUZI away from Kopin ?
Just more baseless speculative talk . It gets rather thick on the HIMX board .
Tell me where can I buy a product with a Front-Lit display ?
I would like to see if it measures up to all the talk .
" even as they have no tier one customers"
What tier 1 customers is the Front-Lit display in ?
Please show me the PR with the product name & where I can buy the product .
"several product engagements"
In other words a real product that contains a Front-Lit display that is available for purchase does not exist .
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 5 -- Emagin, Hopewell Junction, New York, has been assigned a patent (8,944,873) developed by Amalkumar P. Ghosh, Beacon, New York, for a "method of manufacturing organic light emitting diode arrays and system for eliminating defects in organic light emitting diode arrays."
(a) Amount Beneficially Owned:
755,157 shares of Common Stock*
*The Reporting Person acquired 43,714 Common Shares on November 12, 2013 at a weighted average purchase price of $1.42 per share and sold 2,000,000 Common Shares on December 30, 2014 at $1.78 per share.
(b) Percent of Class:
Capital Ventures International filed a 13G on 2/13/2015 for 1,580,813 shares so they might have bought the bulk of the Farhi shares .
If they , or whoever bought the remaining shares ,are selling into the $2 level , that could be suppressing the PPS. Once they are finished the PPS could rise suddenly .
Cinopics has mostly LCOS units but does have the OLED Cobalt HMD & Arctic handheld .
Field of view
IPD adjustment Dioptric adjustment
Display technology Number of displays 3D capable Resolution
Aspect Ratio Refresh rate Color depth Brightness Contrast ratio Display diameter Total pixels
60° Diagonal 52 – 74mm -4 to +2
1280 x 720 16:9
max 200cd/m2 1:10.000 17.95mm (0.71") 921.600
Head tracking Weight
1x Power Yes (USB) Yes (USB) Optional Optional TBD
I found a chart to convert TV viewing size & distance to FOV .
You can find it by searching on this : tv-screen-size-vs-goggle-field-of-view
Unfortunately the V720 spec of a 130" screen viewed at 10' falls outside the chart . A 100" tv viewed at 10' would have a FOV of 45.2 degrees .
I doubt the V720 would even be 80 degrees .
There is also a formula to calculate FOV : Field of View = 2 * arctan ( (S/2) / D )
However , I don't know how you get the "arctan" variable .
Ace has a few posts on his blog aceofspDOTblogspotDOTcom indicating Qualcomm as a suitor for EMAN .
Seems plausible to me . HIMX got into the display business to expand their offerings to the customers they already serve.
Qualcomm also sees potential in the wearables market . Currently their Snapdragon 805 Processor is in the ODG R-7 glasses , Their Snapdragon 400 processor is in the ASUS Zenwatch, Samsung Gear S , LG G Watch R , Samsung Gear Live & LG G Watch .
They also have a AR software platform Vuforia and several billion in cash on their balance sheet .
Seems a buyout of EMAN would compliment their business nicely.
A 1 for 1 stock swap would get my vote .
LARS is a low cost augmented reality head mounted display (HMD) system that provides augmentation via symbology and video imagery over a very wide field of view. LARS’ high resolution (1920 x 1200) color OLED microdisplays provide for an extremely sharp image. SA Photonics’ innovative prism eyepiece design has almost no peripheral obscuration, so users see an unobstructed view of the real world.
Horizontal FOV: 76 Degrees
Vertical FOV: 33 Degrees
Eye Box: 10 mm
Eye Relief: 25 mm
Resolution: 1920×1200 pixels
IPD Adjust Range: 55-75 mm
Weight: 217 grams