ApplicationNo. 06/029439 filed on 04/13/1979
US Classes:359/630, Superimposing visual information on observer`s field of view (e.g., head-up arrangement, etc.)273/148B, All video game accessories353/28, PROJECTED IMAGE COMBINED WITH REAL OBJECT359/839, With a transmitting property463/32, Three-dimensional characterization463/34Image projection
ExaminersPrimary: Corbin, John K.
Assistant: de los Reyes, B. W.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA63F 9/02 (20060101)
A63F 9/00 (20060101)
A63F 13/08 (20060101)
A63F 9/06 (20060101)
AbstractA multiplanular image creating device includes a housing having a viewing port and primary and secondary image generation chambers therein. The primary chamber is divided into a plurality of cells, each of which contains an image source such as a portion of a video display tube surface or an actual physical object. A plurality of light transmissive two-way mirrors are disposed between the cells and the viewing port. The mirrors may be arranged to increase the perceived depth of field beyond the confines of the image source itself. The mirrors may be selectively movable relative to each other to provide the illusion of movement of a fixed image source. Variations in light intensity of the different images reaching the viewing port may be adjusted or equalized. Non-parallel two-way mirrors may be placed in the light travel path to create multiple images. The secondary image creation chamber contains fixed or movable shelves of varying widths.