Apple's Future Headset will deliver exceptional optical performance due to an adjustable lens Wave Guided display system

Apple's Future Headset will deliver exceptional optical performance due to an adjustable lens Wave Guided display system

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that relates to Apple's future Mixed Reality Head-Mounted Device (HMD) that will use a wave guided display system with adjustable lenses.

Apple 'finger devices' patent lets users control objects in virtual reality

Apple 'finger devices' patent lets users control objects in virtual reality

The patent filing describes how “finger input from a user may be used to manipulate virtual objects in a mixed reality or virtual reality environment while a haptic output device in a finger device provides associate haptic output”.

Sony’s New Gesture-Based VR/AR UI Supports Microsoft and Nintendo Devices

Sony’s New Gesture-Based VR/AR UI Supports Microsoft and Nintendo Devices

On December 26, 2019, Sony Interactive Entertainment filed a patent for “GESTURE-BASED USER INTERFACE FOR AR AND VR WITH GAZE TRIGGER.” The patent reveals the company’s efforts to create a user-interface for VR/AR gaming devices as well as other consumer electronics.

Apple Glasses may include some of these features

Apple Glasses may include some of these features

The other patent, "Display System Having An Audio Output Device," refers to "a head-mounted display unit and a detachable speaker unit," which is far easier to understand, basically addressing the headphone component of a headset.

PlayStation VR 2 is rumoured to be completely wireless

PlayStation VR 2 is rumoured to be completely wireless

A new patent filed by Sony Interactive Entertainment provides new information about PlayStation VR 2.The patent hinds to a wireless information transfer between the device and the recipient.The design on the patent offers the possibility of a wireless VR device.

Possible PlayStation VR 2 Patent Reveals Design Improvement, Wireless Signal

Possible PlayStation VR 2 Patent Reveals Design Improvement, Wireless Signal

Sony’s new HMD comes with a number of design changes and the patent hints as a possible wireless signal which means no wired connection required with PlayStation 5 or PC.The HMD uses ultrasound transducers to detect the position of the user’s eyes.

Forget the PS5, Sony might be developing a different console unlike anything we’ve seen in years

Forget the PS5, Sony might be developing a different console unlike anything we’ve seen in years

Don't Miss: The top 10 early Black Friday deals on Amazon todayThe same site that uncovered a Sony patent showing what looked like the next-gen PlayStation 5 console, and which turned out to be the actual design of the PS5 dev kit sent to studios, found new Sony documentation that shows a game cartridge.

Facebook, Samsung Might Develop 7nm EUV Chip For AR Glasses

Facebook, Samsung Might Develop 7nm EUV Chip For AR Glasses

According to ETNews, the two companies have been discussing fabrication since the start of this year, and the chip responsible for operating the glasses will be built on the Korean tech giant's 7nm EUV node.

Apple’s Mixed Reality Headset Features Advanced RGB-D Sensors In New Patent

Apple’s Mixed Reality Headset Features Advanced RGB-D Sensors In New Patent

According to a patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple plans to use RGB depth sensors to allow future headsets to produce accurate 3D models of real-life scenes.

Google may be working on a wireless virtual reality glass for Stadia

Google may be working on a wireless virtual reality glass for Stadia

Google’s patent showcases an HMD, short for Head Mounted Display, with advanced wireless technology.The headsets should work with both smartphones and PCs. In related news, the 3rd generation Google Glasses have reportedly concluded their development stage, and are now in pilot production by manufacturers.

Apple Files Mixed Reality Headset Patent

Apple Files Mixed Reality Headset Patent

So while we know for sure from this and other patent applications that the company is looking at mixed reality technology, none of that guarantees we’re going to see an Apple HMD any time soon.

Sony Files Patents For VR eSports Live Viewing, And More

Sony Files Patents For VR eSports Live Viewing, And More

While it should come as no surprise that Sony has been busy filing patents for ways to use their VR technology, some of it is actually quite interesting, such as several that describe virtual live eSports competition viewing via special audience seats at the live venue.

Sony Patents Prescription Glasses With Eye-Tracking For VR Headset

Sony Patents Prescription Glasses With Eye-Tracking For VR Headset

Sony has patented what looks like a pair of prescription glasses for use with VR headsets like PSVR. Or perhaps it’s simply that using these glasses disrupts an eye-tracking sensor already embedded in the next version of PSVR.

Truly scary HoloLens patent could offer “practically unlimited” field of view

Truly scary HoloLens patent could offer “practically unlimited” field of view

Similarly, Microsoft plans to replace all the waveguides and lasers with a simple spinning fan studded with LEDs to create a screen with up to 90 degrees field of view.

Harman Has Patented Robotic Speakers for VR Soundscapes – Variety

Harman Has Patented Robotic Speakers for VR Soundscapes – Variety

“For example, sounds outputted by stationary speakers may not accurately reflect the distance, direction, and/or motion between the user and a virtual object included in the virtual environment.” As a remedy for this, Harman is looking to map VR soundscapes to robotic speakers, and then move them around in a room.

Apple working on Virtual Reality Headset for its iPhones: Report

Apple working on Virtual Reality Headset for its iPhones: Report

“The iPhone-maker is exploring building an AR headset, something that sources told CNET the company is hoping to release in roughly the next year,” the report said. Microsoft claims that it has doubled up the field of view on its second generation Windows Mixed Reality headset compared to its predecessor.

Facebook Files Patent For VR Finger Tracking AI Armband

Facebook Files Patent For VR Finger Tracking AI Armband

Facebook filed a patent application for an armband which performs finger tracking by reading electrical signals inside the user’s wrist. Tagged with: facebook, Faceboook Reality Labs, finger tracking, oculus, patent, research

Nintendo Rumored to Make The VR Switch in Near Future

Nintendo Rumored to Make The VR Switch in Near Future

After years of sticking to sidelines, reports of Nintendo making the VR switch have started to emerge. It must have been heartfelt for Nintendo to watch their Virtual Boy never making the manhood.

Samsung's New Design Patent Seeks to Add More Curves to VR OLED Displays

Samsung's New Design Patent Seeks to Add More Curves to VR OLED Displays

In fact, it seems Samsung’s curved displays might soon be featured in its future virtual reality headsets, according to a recent design patent the technology conglomerate filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Facebook Patents Compact AR Display With 'Large Field of View'

Facebook Patents Compact AR Display With 'Large Field of View'

Facebook won a patent for an augmented reality display “with small form factor, a large field of view, and a large eyebox”. Engineering a display system that achieves a decent FoV without adding weight would be key to achieving this- and likely the research direction that led to this patent.

Samsung Invents Next-Gen Gear VR Headset that provides a Curved Display for a more Natural Field of View and more

Samsung Invents Next-Gen Gear VR Headset that provides a Curved Display for a more Natural Field of View and more

Yesterday the U.S. Patent Office published a patent application of Samsung's relating to a new design for a head mounted display (HMD), perhaps a next-gen Gear VR headset that overcomes some of the current negatives of current designs and adds some interesting new values that users will really appreciate.

Lyft Patents Applications Betray Greater Emphasis on AR/VR Systems

Lyft Patents Applications Betray Greater Emphasis on AR/VR Systems

Various different VR-related patent applications have come out and shed light on a future Lyft Virtual Reality system. Behind the lucrative name lies a fairly simple idea – a system that tracks a vehicle’s historical driving data and predicts the future patterns.

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Not as a user of AltspaceVR’s service — I have to admit I’ve only tried it for minutes at a time at trade shows or conferences — but as someone who was, albeit tangentially, involved with the company and the people working there.

Facebook granted patent for human-eye level HMD

Facebook granted patent for human-eye level HMD

This headset incorporates eye tracking-driven foveated rendering, a process that involves rendering most of the view into a virtual world at lower resolution apart from the area directly in front of where the user’s eye is pointed.

VR Technology for Your Feet? Google Has Some Interesting Ideas

VR Technology for Your Feet? Google Has Some Interesting Ideas

A number of images included in the application detail a shoe that uses motorized wheels or treads in order to both track movement and move the user into a predetermined area.

Facebook Patents Hybrid Fresnel That Could Make VR Optics More Clear – Road to VR

Facebook Patents Hybrid Fresnel That Could Make VR Optics More Clear – Road to VR

Facebook’s Oculus Rift, which released around the same time the patent was filed, also features hybrid Fresnel lenses, although Rift’s are undoubtedly finer in appearance than many on the market, including HTC Vive and the most recent Google Daydream.

Facebook Wins Patent For Human-Eye ‘Retinal’ Resolution VR Headset

Facebook Wins Patent For Human-Eye ‘Retinal’ Resolution VR Headset

Facebook has been awarded a patent for a head mounted display (HMD) which combines a large low resolution display and small high resolution display projected to where the user’s eye is pointed to achieve ‘retinal’ resolution.

Walking in VR: Google Patents the High-tech Virtual Reality Shoes

Walking in VR: Google Patents the High-tech Virtual Reality Shoes

Google VR shoes, patent description shows, will have you travel inside VR while staying in one spot in real life. Before our ‘how’ comes the Google’s description that new patent includes kicks with motors to keep our wandering feet in place.

Google patents 'virtual reality footwear' designed to make you feel like you're walking

Google patents 'virtual reality footwear' designed to make you feel like you're walking

The search giant filed a patent application, published last week, that details "motorized footwear" for "augmented and/or virtual reality." "This may allow the user to walk, seemingly endlessly in the virtual environment, while remaining within a defined physical space in the physical environment," the patent application reads.

Forget VR treadmills—Google patents motorized, omnidirectional VR sneakers

Forget VR treadmills—Google patents motorized, omnidirectional VR sneakers

Google's patent describes what are essentially motorized VR roller skates that will let the user walk normally while the motors and wheels work to negate your natural locomotion and keep you inside the VR safe zone.