Global Patent Index - EP 1008027 A1

EP 1008027 A1 2000-06-14 - MINIATURE DISPLAY DEVICES AND SYSTEMS

Title (en)

MINIATURE DISPLAY DEVICES AND SYSTEMS

Title (de)

MINIATURANZEIGEEINRICHTUNGEN UND -SYSTEME

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIFS ET SYSTEMES DE VISUALISATION MINIATURES

Publication

EP 1008027 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 97926478 A

Priority

  • US 9708077 W
  • US 1723296 P
  • US 2485196 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9742560A1] A body-mountable display device (10) includes an image source for producing an image, an image transmission device (60) including at least one optically-transmissive fiber (150), the image transmission device (60) being mountable on the body of a user, projection optics (80) for receiving and relaying the image carried by the image transmission device (60), and a display (30) for receiving the image from the image transmission device (60) and projecting the image to at least one person. Embodiments of the invention are of significantly reduced size and weight, significantly reduced power consumption and thermal output, and significantly increased durability and reliability. Embodiments of the invention also are more aesthetically pleasing in appearance. Corresponding method embodiments provide similar advantages.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 1/16

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 1/16 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G02B 27/0172 (2013.01); G03B 21/005 (2013.01); G06F 1/163 (2013.01); G02B 6/00 (2013.01); G02B 13/22 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9742560 A1 19971113; AU 3123997 A 19971126; EP 1008027 A1 20000614; EP 1008027 A4 20000614; JP 2000512772 A 20000926

INPADOC legal status


2003-06-18 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20021203

2002-09-18 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20020805

2001-10-17 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: VIA, INC.

2000-06-14 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19981130

2000-06-14 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 19990609

2000-06-14 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2000-06-14 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE