US 11,880,039 B2
Polarized reflective pinhole mirror display
Kenneth Kubala, Boulder, CO (US); Russell Douglas Patton, Playa Vista, CA (US); and Jonathan M. Rodriguez, II, Beverly Hills, CA (US)
Assigned to Snap Inc., Santa Monica, CA (US)
Filed by Snap Inc., Santa Monica, CA (US)
Filed on Aug. 29, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/897,351.
Application 17/897,351 is a continuation of application No. 17/004,401, filed on Aug. 27, 2020, granted, now 11,506,898, issued on Nov. 22, 2022.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/908,275, filed on Sep. 30, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2022/0413301 A1, Dec. 29, 2022
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G02B 27/01 (2006.01); G02B 27/28 (2006.01); G02B 27/09 (2006.01); G02B 5/30 (2006.01); G02B 17/00 (2006.01)
CPC G02B 27/0172 (2013.01) [G02B 17/006 (2013.01); G02B 27/0977 (2013.01); G02B 27/285 (2013.01); G02B 5/3058 (2013.01); G02B 2027/0178 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. Eyewear, comprising:
a frame;
a see-through display supported by the frame and having a plurality of mirrors configured to reflect light having a first polarization and transmit light having a second polarization;
an image generator configured to generate an image having the first polarization;
a reflector opposed from the image generator and configured to reflect the image from the image generator to the plurality of mirrors;
a polarized rear substrate coupled to the frame and configured to pass light from outside the eyewear having the second polarization that is different than the first polarization; and
a front substrate configured to pass both the image having the first polarization reflected by the plurality of mirrors and the light from outside the eyewear via the polarized rear substrate having the second polarization, wherein the image from the image generator is configured to reflect from the front substrate to the reflector.