US 10,890,692 B2
Optionally transferable optical system with a reduced thickness
Gregory R. Jordan, Cumming, GA (US); Samuel M. Cape, Woodstock, GA (US); Scott K. Palm, Milton, GA (US); Jonathan D. Gosnell, Cumming, GA (US); and Caroline B. Kennedy, Winter Springs, FL (US)
Assigned to Visual Physics, LLC, Alpharetta, GA (US)
Appl. No. 14/239,314
Filed by Gregory R. Jordan, Cumming, GA (US); Samuel M. Cape, Woodstock, GA (US); Scott K. Palm, Milton, GA (US); Jonathan D. Gosnell, Cumming, GA (US); and Caroline B. Kennedy, Winter Springs, FL (US)
PCT Filed Aug. 17, 2012, PCT No. PCT/US2012/051394
§ 371(c)(1), (2), (4) Date May 2, 2014,
PCT Pub. No. WO2013/028534, PCT Pub. Date Feb. 28, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/525,239, filed on Aug. 19, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2014/0376091 A1, Dec. 25, 2014
Int. Cl. G02B 27/10 (2006.01); G03B 21/60 (2014.01); G02B 3/00 (2006.01); B29D 11/00 (2006.01); G02B 30/27 (2020.01); G02B 5/09 (2006.01); G02B 27/42 (2006.01)
CPC G02B 3/0006 (2013.01) [B29D 11/00278 (2013.01); G02B 3/0031 (2013.01); G02B 5/09 (2013.01); G02B 27/4205 (2013.01); G02B 30/27 (2020.01)] 34 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An optical system, which comprises a synthetic image presentation system made up of an arrangement of structured image icons substantially in contact with, but not completely embedded within, an arrangement of focusing elements, wherein the arrangement of focusing elements that is substantially in contact with the arrangement of structured image icons focuses on the arrangement of structured image icons that is substantially in contact with the arrangement of focusing elements and projects at least one synthetically magnified image of at least a portion of structured image icons of the arrangement of structured image icons, the arrangement of focusing elements comprising interstitial space between focusing elements, wherein the interstitial space between focusing elements in the arrangement of focusing elements does not contribute to forming the at least one synthetically magnified image, wherein focal points of the focusing elements lie on or within the arrangement of structured image icons, and wherein the optical system is a spacerless optical system.