Patent Number: 8,715,079

Title: Curved floating virtual display

Abstract: An apparatus comprises a video device configured to output a video image. The apparatus comprises a curved beam splitter positioned in optical alignment with the video device, wherein a convex surface of the curved beam splitter is configured to receive the video image being output from the video device. The apparatus also includes a rotationally symmetrical mirror positioned in optical alignment with the curved beam splitter such that a part of the video image from the video device is directed to the rotationally symmetrical mirror, wherein the part of the video image reflected off the rotationally symmetrical mirror produces a curved aerial image.

Inventors: Loose; Timothy C. (Chicago, IL)

Assignee: WMS Gaming, Inc.

International Classification: A63F 9/24 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018