Equipment for use with hand held motion picture cameras
Portable communications terminal
Personal liquid crystal image display
Integrated camcorder viewing and support system
Apparatus for determining the direction of a line of sight
Head mounted display for miniature video display system
Raster graphic helmet mountable display Patent #: 5040058
ApplicationNo. 724196 filed on 07/01/1991
US Classes:348/838, Portable345/8, Operator body-mounted heads-up display (e.g., helmet mounted display)348/115, Head-up display348/121, Simulator359/610With blind for nonviewing eye
ExaminersPrimary: Peng, John K.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassH04N 007/18
AbstractA Helmet Integrated Display (HID) system and device for remotely viewing a video signal, wherein the device is worn on a cameraman's head. The device has a housing containing a head-mounted, high resolution CRT to produce a visible image from an incoming video signal generated by an input video source such as a STEADICAM video tap camera. Through a network of mirrors and a double convex lens, the visible image is converted into a virtual image, which image is presented to a sighting eye of the cameraman. An occlusion device, also attached to the HID system, partially blocks off the view out of a non-sighting eye such that the perceived images from both eyes combine in the cerebral cortex of the cameraman's brain into one coherent image without problems of binocular rivalry. In an alternate embodiment, an RF receiver is incorporated into the HID system for receiving an RF video signal broadcast into the airwaves from the input video source, thus eliminating the need for a direct connection to the input video source.
Field of SearchWith blind for nonviewing eye