Multi-planar volumetric display system and... - Google Patents
AbstractPatent number: 6466185
A multi-planar volumetric display system and method generate volumetric three-dimensional images using a multi-surface optical device including a plurality of individual optical elements corresponding to a plurality of image depths. An image projector selectively projects images on respective optical elements to generate a volumetric three-dimensional image viewable in the multi-surface optical device. Psychological vision cues are added during generation of the three-dimensional image to enhance depth perception when viewing the three-dimensional image. A floating-image generator may project the three-dimensional image having enhanced depth to generate a second volumetric three-dimensional image viewable as floating in space.
Filing date: Aug 20, 2001
Issue date: Oct 15, 2002
Inventors: Alan Sullivan, John Snuffer