New York Patent of the Month – May 2024

Vuzix Corporation, a company which has been innovating in augmented reality since 1997, has revolutionized the world of near-eye display systems with their newly patented invention, offering unparalleled functionality and versatility. This near-eye display system integrates cutting-edge technology to provide users with an immersive experience while maintaining alignment with the real-world environment.

At the heart of this innovation is the optics module, featuring a transmissive waveguide capable of conveying angularly encoded light beams to create virtual images. Coupled with an integrated camera, this system captures images of the surrounding environment while seamlessly overlaying virtual content onto the user’s field of view.

One of the key features of this invention is its flexibility and adjustability. With a mounting module situated between the electronics and optics modules, users can rotate the optics module relative to the electronics module about multiple axes. This allows for comfortable positioning of the display system without compromising alignment with the camera’s view.

Moreover, the near-eye display system incorporates intuitive controls, including buttons for powering the system on/off and controlling the camera. This user-friendly interface enhances the overall experience, putting control at the user’s fingertips.

The planar waveguide utilized in this system offers several advantages, including a wide field of view and minimal obstruction of the wearer’s vision. Whether used for military, commercial, or entertainment purposes, this near-eye display system delivers unmatched performance and reliability.

In addition to its practical applications, this invention represents a significant advancement in augmented reality technology. By seamlessly blending virtual and real-world environments, users can experience immersive digital content like never before.

Vuzix Corporation’s near-eye display system stands at the forefront of innovation in the field of augmented reality. With its advanced features, intuitive design, and unmatched performance, this invention is poised to revolutionize how we interact with digital content in the real world.

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