US 10,890,773 B2
Virtual and augmented reality systems and methods having unequal numbers of component color images distributed across depth planes
Brian T. Schowengerdt, Seattle, WA (US); Hong Hua, Tucson, AZ (US); Hui-Chuan Cheng, Cooper City, FL (US); and Christophe Peroz, San Francisco, CA (US)
Assigned to Magic Leap, Inc., Plantation, FL (US)
Filed by Magic Leap, Inc., Plantation, FL (US)
Filed on Sep. 26, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/584,549.
Application 16/584,549 is a continuation of application No. 15/399,548, filed on Jan. 5, 2017, granted, now 10,466,480.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/275,987, filed on Jan. 7, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2020/0018972 A1, Jan. 16, 2020
Int. Cl. G02B 27/01 (2006.01); G06K 9/00 (2006.01); G02B 5/18 (2006.01); F21V 8/00 (2006.01); G06T 5/00 (2006.01); G06T 19/00 (2011.01)
CPC G02B 27/0172 (2013.01) [G02B 5/18 (2013.01); G02B 6/0035 (2013.01); G02B 6/0076 (2013.01); G06K 9/0061 (2013.01); G06K 9/00604 (2013.01); G06T 5/002 (2013.01); G06T 19/006 (2013.01); G02B 2027/014 (2013.01); G02B 2027/0112 (2013.01); G02B 2027/0125 (2013.01); G02B 2027/0127 (2013.01); G02B 2027/0132 (2013.01); G02B 2027/0138 (2013.01); G02B 2027/0178 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A display system comprising:
one or more waveguides comprising:
a first plurality of diffractive optical elements configured to outcouple light of a first wavelength range to produce a first plurality of component color images, each image set on one of X maximum possible depth planes for the first plurality of diffractive optical elements;
a second plurality of diffractive optical elements configured to outcouple light of a second wavelength range to produce a second plurality of component color images, each image set on one of Y maximum possible depth planes for the second plurality of diffractive optical elements; and
a third plurality of diffractive optical elements configured to outcouple light of a third wavelength range to produce a third plurality of component color images, each image set on one of Z maximum possible depth planes for the third plurality of diffractive optical elements,
wherein X, Y, and Z are whole numbers and wherein X, Y, and Z are different.