Patents Assigned to Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics SAS
  • Patent number: 10317675
    Abstract: A display device for a motor vehicle includes: a projection module fix generating an image for a projection in a direction of gaze of a user of the display device along an optical path; a reflection and/or display element; a support element for the reflection and/or display element; and a holding element, configured such that the reflection and/or display element is held, without deformation of the reflection and/or display element, between the support element and the holding element and in a fixed position relative to the support element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS SAS
    Inventors: Yves Lambert, Giany Pitte, Sebastien Hervy, Vincent Duquesne, Fabrice Henon
  • Patent number: 10254461
    Abstract: A display unit for mounting in a vehicle may include an image generator, a display member, and a light source. The display member may be configured to move from a non-operational position to an operational position such that the display member is positioned to reflect light from the image generator in the operational position. The display member also includes an edge configured to refract light and/or otherwise be illuminated. The light source may be configured to emit light to illuminate at least a portion of the edge of the display member. In some implementations, the light source may move when the display member is moved from the non-operational position to the operational position. In other implementations, the light source may be stationary. The display unit may also include a light guide to guide the light emitted by the light source to illuminate the edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics SAS
    Inventors: Fabrice Henon, Yves Lambert, Nicolas Louvieaux, Hirokatsu Nakajima, Ulf K. Langkamp, Brook R. Burg, Jonathan M. Frens
  • Patent number: 10175482
    Abstract: A display device for a motor vehicle includes: a projection module, configured to generate an image for projection in a direction of vision of a user of the display device along an optical path; a reflection and/or display element, configured to be displaced between a rest position and at least one display position; and a support for the reflection and/or display element, wherein the reflection and/or display element is configured to be displaced between its rest position and its at least one display position by the support. The reflection and/or display element and the support are connected via first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh surfaces, wherein the first, second, third, fourth and fifth surfaces are planar surfaces, wherein the sixth and seventh surfaces are curved surfaces, and wherein the first, second, third and fourth surfaces are parallel to the axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONIC SAS
    Inventors: Yves Lambert, Giany Pitte, Stephane Bergot, Olivier Luneau
  • Patent number: 10165237
    Abstract: A head-up display far projecting visual information onto a screen includes: a projector, comprising a light source and a light modulation device for generating the visual information. The projector further includes a global radiator for cooling the projector. The projector is arranged adjacent to a kinematic device. The global radiator includes at least partially a material having a thermal conductivity greater than 100 W/(mK).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS SAS
    Inventors: Fabrice Henon, Yves Lambert, Nicolas Louvieaux, Shenol Hasan, Dimitar Andreev
  • Patent number: 10061128
    Abstract: A display device for a motor vehicle includes: a projection module for generating an image for a projection in a direction of gaze of a user of the display device along an optical path; a reflection and/or display element; a support element for the reflection and/or display element; and a holding element, comprising a protruding part relative to the reflection and/or display element. The reflection and/or display element is held between the support element and the holding element and in a fixed position relative to the support element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS SAS
    Inventors: Yves Lambert, Giany Pitte, Jean-Francois Buchard, Thierry Acas
  • Publication number: 20180136464
    Abstract: A display device for a motor vehicle includes: a projection module fix generating an image for a projection in a direction of gaze of a user of the display device along an optical path; a reflection and/or display element; a support element for the reflection and/or display element; and a holding element, configured such that the reflection and/or display element is held, without deformation of the reflection and/or display element, between the support element and the holding element and in a fixed position relative to the support element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: JOHNSON CONTROLS AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS SAS
    Inventors: Yves LAMBERT, Giany PITTE, Sebastien HERVY, Vincent DUQUESNE, Fabrice HENON
  • Patent number: 9829353
    Abstract: An instrument panel for a motor vehicle includes: a display area including a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion. The first portion is located in a first main plane of extension. The second portion is located in a second main plane of extension. The second main plane of extension is positioned relative to the first main plane of extension with respect to a user of the instrument panel such that the second portion of the display area is positioned further from a normal position of the eyes of the user relative to the first portion of the display area. The instrument panel further includes an optical conductor, the optical conductor including a first part and a second part. At least part of the second portion and/or at least part of the third portion of the display area is illuminated by the second part of the optical conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS SAS
    Inventors: Fabrice Henon, Yahia Hammiche, Boyan Tzankov
  • Patent number: 9784969
    Abstract: A head-up display includes at least three light sources, each one arranged to emit light with a basic color different from the basic color of the other light sources, a digital micro mirror device including an array of micro mirrors, wherein the light of the light sources is directed onto the digital micro mirror device, at least one combiner for displaying an image, and at least one control unit for multiplexing the light sources so as to sequentially emit light thus creating a field sequential color system and for controlling the digital micro mirror device so as to selectively rotate the micro mirrors between an on state, where the light from the light sources is reflected into an optical path towards the combiner, and an off state, where the light is reflected away from that optical path. A method for operating the head-up display is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics SAS
    Inventors: Sebastien Hervy, Jean-Christophe Joly-Vuillemin, Bernd Ludewig, Ralf Mayer, Patrick Nebout
  • Patent number: 9689721
    Abstract: An indicator device for motor vehicles includes a dial, an indicator unit with needle, and a motor device. The indicator device with needle is capable of being rotationally driven around an axis of rotation of the indicator device. The indicator unit with needle is designed to be rotationally driven by a torque generated by the motor device. The indicator device is capable of being operated with a motor device of a first type and with a motor device of a second type. The indicator device includes minimum time information matched with the motor device of the first type and with the motor device of the second type such that the position of the indicator unit with needle is identical for cases where the motor device of the first type or the motor device of the second type is used, and for different preceding displacements of the indicator unit with needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics SAS
    Inventor: Francois Levasseur
  • Patent number: 9681548
    Abstract: An electrical connecting device includes: a first connection element; a second connection element; and a body element. The first connection element is connected with a support element and the second connection element. The body element has a main extension plane, the main extension plane of the body element being positioned between the first connection element and the second connection element. The first connection element and/or the second connection element extend in a direction substantially orthogonal to the main extension plane of the body element. The body element includes a first mechanical fastening element and a second mechanical fastening element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS SAS
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Lemoult, Jean-Marie Bariller
  • Publication number: 20170038586
    Abstract: A head-up display for projecting visual information onto a screen includes: a projector for generating the visual information; and a mirror for forwarding the generated visual information to the screen. The projector and/or the mirror are fixedly connected to a non-transparent panel so as to provide a fixed relative orientation between the projector and the mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: JOHNSON CONTROLS AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS SAS
    Inventors: Fabrice HENON, Yves LAMBERT, Nicolas LOUVIEAUX, Shenol HASAN, Dimitar ANDREEV
  • Patent number: 9500502
    Abstract: A display instrument with an indicating scale, includes a pointer element, and a cover element. The pointer element is formed as a two-piece component including a pointer tip and a body, whereby the pointer tip is arranged in such a manner that it is pivotable and/or rotatable with respect to the body. A method of assembling a display instrument is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics SAS
    Inventors: Fabrice Henon, Boyan Tzankov, Georgi Kolimechkov
  • Publication number: 20160288705
    Abstract: A display unit for mounting in a vehicle may include an image generator, a display member, and a light source. The display member may be configured to move from a non-operational position to an operational position such that the display member is positioned to reflect light from the image generator in the operational position. The display member also includes an edge configured to refract light and/or otherwise be illuminated. The light source may be configured to emit light to illuminate at least a portion of the edge of the display member. In some implementations, the light source may move when the display member is moved from the non-operational position to the operational position. In other implementations, the light source may be stationary. The display unit may also include a light guide to guide the light emitted by the light source to illuminate the edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics SAS
    Inventors: Fabrice Henon, Yves Lambert, Nicolas Louvieaux, Hirokatsu Nakajima, Ulf K. Langkamp, Brook R. Burg, Jonathan M. Frens
  • Patent number: 9229229
    Abstract: A display device, in particular for a motor vehicle, includes a projection module and a reflection element, the reflection element being designed to at least partially reflect an image from the projection module in a normal direction of vision of a user of the display device. The display module is a monochrome display module. The display device has a display area of a display module. The display area comprises a first part of the display area, the display area comprises a second part of the display area, and the display device has at least one light source. The display device is designed to display a first symbol in the first part of the display area and a second symbol in the second part of the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics SAS
    Inventors: S├ębastien Hervy, Nicolas Louviaux, Jean-Christophe Jolyvuillemin
  • Patent number: 9226422
    Abstract: An arrangement of electronic components is to be used with a switching regulator, in particular is to be used in a receiver or display of an automobile dashboard. The switching regulator includes a first oscillator having a first frequency. The electronic component arrangement is provided so as to be connected to a voltage source, the voltage source supplying a periodical voltage having a second frequency, wherein the second frequency is lower than the first frequency. The electronic component arrangement includes a first resistor, a first capacitor, a second resistor, a second capacitor, a third resistor, and at least a third capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics SAS
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Cirjean
  • Publication number: 20150329080
    Abstract: A control transmitter for a motor vehicle, and in particular for a device for closing a motor vehicle, is designed to be worn on a human body. The control transmitter includes an element for attaching or fastening the control transmitter onto the human body, and a transmitter element including an electronic circuit for transmitting an electric signal through the human body in order to actuate at least one functionality of the motor vehicle. When a portion of the human body touches a specific portion of the surface of the motor vehicle, the electric signal transmitted through the human body enables at least one functionality of the motor vehicle to be actuated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicant: JOHNSON CONTROLS AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS SAS
    Inventor: Serge BLAZEJEWSKI
  • Patent number: 9163942
    Abstract: A device for locating a vehicle and a method of generating location information are provided. The location device includes or is associated with a satellite-positioning location interface and a dead-reckoning location module. The satellite-positioning location interface and the dead-reckoning location module allow the location device to generate vehicle location information. The vehicle location information is generated by the dead-reckoning location module when the vehicle is detected as being in an area of poor satellite signal reception. A calibration of the dead-reckoning location module is provided when the vehicle is detected as being in an extended area with good satellite signal reception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics SAS
    Inventor: Serge Hernando
  • Publication number: 20150241693
    Abstract: A display, in particular for a motor vehicle, includes a projection module for generating an image in order to project it in the normal viewing direction of a user of the display, along an optical path. The display also includes a reflecting and/or displaying element, which is movable between various display positions. The display also includes a holder for the reflecting and/or displaying element. The holder can be moved vertically between various positioning states.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics SAS
    Inventor: Eric Macquet
  • Publication number: 20150212320
    Abstract: A head-up display includes at least three light sources, each one arranged to emit light with a basic color different from the basic color of the other light sources, a digital micro mirror device including an array of micro mirrors, wherein the light of the light sources is directed onto the digital micro minor device, at least one combiner for displaying an image, and at least one control unit for multiplexing the light sources so as to sequentially emit light thus creating a field sequential color system and for controlling the digital micro mirror device so as to selectively rotate the micro mirrors between an on state, where the light from the light sources is reflected into an optical path towards the combiner, and an off state, where the light is reflected away from that optical path. A method for operating the head-up display is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics SAS
    Inventors: Sebastien Hervy, Jean-Christophe Joly-Vuillemin, Bernd Ludewig, Ralf Mayer, Patrick Nebout
  • Publication number: 20150204700
    Abstract: An indicator device for motor vehicles includes a dial, an indicator unit with needle, and a motor device. The indicator device with needle is capable of being rotationally driven around an axis of rotation of the indicator device. The indicator unit with needle is designed to be rotationally driven by a torque generated by the motor device. The indicator device is capable of being operated with a motor device of a first type and with a motor device of a second type. The indicator device includes minimum time information matched with the motor device of the first type and with the motor device of the second type such that the position of the indicator unit with needle is identical for cases where the motor device of the first type or the motor device of the second type is used, and for different preceding displacements of the indicator unit with needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics SAS
    Inventor: Francois LEVASSEUR