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Robert B Wood, Mark A Thomas, John P Desmond: Automobile head-up display system with reflective aspheric surface. Flight Dynamics, Stoel Rives Boley Jones & Grey, October 9, 1990: US04961625 (188 worldwide citation)

An optical display system (10) presents visual source information to an observer (18). The display system includes a vision unit (14) that has reflective surfaces (16) through which the observer can view an outside world scene and which reflect source information emanating from an information source ...


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Robert B Wood: Head up display system. Flight Dynamics, Stoel Rives Boley Fraser & Wyse, June 2, 1987: US04669810 (113 worldwide citation)

A head up display includes a simplified holographic combiner which has a low surface spatial frequency for avoiding flare. Symbology generated by a cathode-ray-tube is focused by relay optics and then reflected by a holographic optical element toward the holographic combiner. The last mentioned holo ...


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Robert B Wood, Robert F Cannata: Holographic device. Flight Dynamics, Stoel Rives Boley Fraser & Wyse, April 15, 1986: US04582389 (107 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed herein a holographic optical element (HOE) which is particularly useful for head up display (HUD) systems and similar systems wherein the holographic element is used in a transmission mode as well as in a reflection mode. The element introduces little or no flare when bright light ...


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Robert B Wood: Head up display system. Flight Dynamics, Stoel Rives Boley Jones & Grey, August 16, 1988: US04763990 (69 worldwide citation)

A method of preventing a reduction in image contrast in a head-up display. The head-up display is comprised of a visual information source, a lens, a wavelength selective reflecting element, and a combiner which reflects at least some of the wavelengths from the information source which reflect off ...


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Robert B Wood, Mark A Thomas, John P Desmond: Automobile head-up display system with apparatus for positioning source information. Hughes Flight Dynamics, Georgann S Grunebach, Terje Gudmestad, Wanda K Denson Low, July 27, 1993: US05231379 (67 worldwide citation)

An optical display system (10) presents visual source information to an observer (18) The display system includes a vision unit (14) that has reflective surfaces (16) through which the observer can view an outside world scene and which reflect source information emanating from an information source ...


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Robert B Wood, Mark A Thomas, Thomas E Hodel, Robert E Stockwell: Combiner alignment detector for head up display system. Flight Dynamics, Stoel Rives Boley Jones & Grey, October 4, 1988: US04775218 (52 worldwide citation)

A head up display system includes a combiner alignment detector (24) that determines whether the combiner (22) and a cathode-ray tube (CRT) (18) are aligned within a preassigned operational tolerance. The CRT emits display symbology that reflects off the combiner toward an observer. The combiner is ...


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Robert B Wood, Kenneth A Zimmerman, Carlo L Tiana: Airborne system and method for improving the integrity of electronic landing aids. Rockwell Collins, Nathan O Jensen, Kyle Eppele, August 8, 2006: US07089092 (46 worldwide citation)

A method of increasing positional awareness of a pilot of an aircraft during a landing approach of the aircraft. First data from a navigational aid is received. The first data is analyzed to determine a first position of the aircraft at a predetermined time. Second data is received. The second data ...


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Robert B Wood, John P Desmond, John G Wilson: Head-down enhanced vision system. Rockwell Collins, Nathan O Jensen, Kyle Eppele, March 27, 2007: US07196329 (45 worldwide citation)

An enhanced vision system for an aircraft is disclosed. The system includes an imaging sensor mounted on the aircraft. The imaging sensor detects a range of radiation emanating from a scene. A display-generating processor is operationally connected to the imaging sensor and generates symbology repre ...


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Robert D Brown, Robert B Wood, Kurt A Stahl: Method of and system for providing a head up display (HUD). Rockwell Collins, Donna P Suchy, Daniel M Barbieri, January 3, 2012: US08089568 (43 worldwide citation)

A head up display (HUD) includes an image source, a first lens, a second lens, a focusing mirror, a polarizing beam splitter, a second beam splitter and a combiner. The first lens is disposed between the image source and polarizing beam splitter. The second lens is disposed between the polarizing be ...


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Richard Hansen, Robert B Wood, Brian Hartman: Aircraft head up display system. Rockwell Collins, Nathan O Jensen, Kyle Eppele, May 20, 2003: US06567014 (39 worldwide citation)

An aircraft head up display system that displays a basic mode, an en route mode, or an approach/landing mode. When the aircraft attitude changes to predefined unusual attitude conditions, the display changes to an unusual attitude mode to indicate the unusual attitude condition. The display in the u ...