Patents Assigned to Visteon Global Technologies Inc.
  • Patent number: 10288968
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices, methods and systems for implementing an electronic display with a dead-front appearance with a combination of polarizing devices. Specifically, the various permutations and combinations disclosed herein each include a linear polarizer, an active polarizer, and various combinations of linear and curved lenses, each being driven by light sourced from a backlight display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Fredrick Luther Weindorf, Brian John Hayden, Qais Sharif
  • Patent number: 10277837
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a driver of a vehicle is provided. The system includes an infrared flash to beam an infrared light at the driver; an infrared camera to capture the reflection from the beam; and a reflective infrared film adhered to a windshield of the vehicle. A method for implementing a driver monitoring system is provided. The method includes installation of an infrared reflective layer on a vehicle; installing an infrared camera and an infrared flash in a dashboard of the vehicle; and orientating either the infrared camera or the infrared flash in a direction facing the infrared reflective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dinu Petre Madau, Matthew Mark Mikolajczak, Paul Morris
  • Patent number: 10274348
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a mechanical instrument cluster with a lighted pointer. The light pointer is driven by either a shaft or shaft-less stepper motor, and includes applique layers that are viewable when lighted. The pointers disclosed herein are capable of illuminating with at least two colors, with a single light emitting diode (LED) with multiple colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, INC.
    Inventors: Jean Luc Croy, Sylvain Denise, Yahia Hammiche
  • Patent number: 10254555
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices, methods and systems for producing hologram-based indicia for a vehicle dashboard/cockpit. By employing the aspects disclosed herein, indicia (electronically coupled to the vehicle's microprocessor), is lighted and projected in a three-dimensional virtual manner. The aspects disclosed herein may be embedded in various portions in the vehicle and thus, not consume extra space or area required to create virtual images through other techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Nebout, Benoit Chauveau, Remi Sigrist
  • Publication number: 20190094615
    Abstract: This invention relates to a backlight panel for a panel display device, comprising a light pipe, at least one source of illumination and a diffuse reflector. The light pipe has a first boundary surface comprising a first substantially planar surface interrupted by a first pattern of discrete surface relief features for extracting light from the light pipe and for directing said extracted light at the diffuse reflector, and a second boundary surface comprising a second substantially planar surface interrupted by a second pattern of laterally elongate surface relief features, each comprising an inclined surface angled towards the light source for directing light internally reflected from the second boundary surface towards the first boundary surface at a correspondingly lower angle of incidence. The areal density of the first pattern varies across the first side and generally increases along the transmission direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Gullick, Pawel Murzyn
  • Patent number: 10228260
    Abstract: A system and method for recommending one or more relevant tasks based on the two or more relevant information associated to the user and traffic. The proposed system and method retrieves all the possible information associated to the traffic and the user and consolidates the information to determine the relevant tasks based on the one or more criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ganesan Swaminathan, Ashokkumar Vasarla, Vijaya Ramanuja, Venkatasubramanian Saminathan
  • Patent number: 10225534
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device for characterization of subjective speckle formation, especially for quantification of the speckle contrast. The device has a projection surface (9) and a coherent or partly coherent light source (10) for projecting of an image onto the projection surface (9), a detection unit (11) for generating of speckle images (13) of the image projected onto the projection surface (9), as well as a data acquisition and analysis unit (12) for processing and evaluation of image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yanning Zhao, Frank Schliep
  • Publication number: 20190068957
    Abstract: A display assembly for showing perceived depth includes a display panel for displaying images and video. A lens extends parallel to and in a spaced relationship with the display panel to define a distal viewing area. An optically clear adhesive is partially disposed between the display panel and the lens to define a plurality of proximal viewing areas. The lens has a varying lens thickness for altering the presentation of the images and video displayed on the display panel in the proximal viewing areas relative to the presentation of the images and video displayed on the display panel in the distal viewing area to create a three dimensional appearance of the images and video. A controller is configured to tailor the images and video presented in the distal viewing area relative to the images and video in the proximal viewing areas to enhance the three dimensional appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Theordore Charles Wingrove, Michael Eichbrecht, Kyle Entsminger, Andrew DeScisciolo, James Joseph Kornacki
  • Patent number: 10206316
    Abstract: An enclosure for holding a printed circuit board includes a housing portion of metal containing at least about 90% magnesium and formed by a semi-solid metal casting process of thixomolding, and including first and second housing portions each including a closed end and an open end with a plurality of teeth where the first and second portions join together in a clamshell arrangement to define an enclosed space for holding the printed circuit board. The teeth of the first housing portion may be aligned to overlap and to engage corresponding ones of the teeth of the second housing portion in physical and electrical contact for blocking electromagnetic interference (EMI) with the housing portions closed together. A method of forming a housing portion of an enclosure for holding a printed circuit board is also provided, and which includes steps of thixomolding magnesium to form the housing portion with integrally-formed teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Marcus Walter Koch
  • Patent number: 10194552
    Abstract: An enclosure for holding a printed circuit board includes a housing portion of metal containing at least about 90% magnesium and formed by a semi-solid metal casting process of thixomolding, and including a wall defining an opening to form a spring arm including a tabular portion and a contact pad. The spring arm may be deflected from the wall to provide a contact pressure biasing the first contact pad in physical and electrical contact with the printed circuit board and to provide an electrical grounding connection therebetween. Alternative embodiments are also provided with the spring arm transverse to the wall and with a two spring arms on opposite sides of the printed circuit board. A method of forming a housing portion of an enclosure for holding a printed circuit board is also provided, and which includes steps of thixomolding magnesium to form the housing portion including a spring arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chakrapani Nandyala, Marcus Walter Koch
  • Patent number: 10168787
    Abstract: A method for the target recognition of target objects, in particular for the target recognition of the operating elements in a motor vehicle are disclosed herein. The method (and systems which incorporate the method) may employ various gaze tracking device, hand tracking devices, and combine inputs from the two based on a methodology for correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander van Laack, Paul O. Morris, Oliver Kirsch
  • Patent number: 10165607
    Abstract: A vehicular radio communications system establishes a bi-directional digital radio communications link between a local wireless communication device inside a moving vehicle and a sequence of radio transceivers in a wireless network. The local device operates in a plurality of different device frequency bands and the external transceivers operate in a plurality of different network frequency bands. Some or all of the device frequency bands are the same as some or all of the network frequency bands. The system comprises a set of one or more external radio antennas operating in an external downlink and an external uplink using a network frequency band and a set of one or more local radio antennas operating in a local downlink and a local uplink using a local frequency band different from the network band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Martin Nicholas Green, Keith John Green, Fabrice Pointet
  • Patent number: 10158746
    Abstract: A vehicle display apparatus for enabling use of a wireless portable electronic device with a vehicle includes a processor, and a display, a transceiver, and memory each coupled to the processor. The memory contains program instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to receive data at the transceiver over a first wireless connection with a wireless headgear apparatus. The wireless headgear apparatus is in communication with the wireless mobile device over a second wireless connection. The program instructions are further configured to cause the processor to display information related to the wireless mobile device on the display based on the received data, to receive a user selection related to operation of the wireless mobile device via a user interface in communication with the processor, and to transmit the user selection to the wireless headgear apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Sreeniwas Ranganathan, Sumeet Agarwal, Sundar Neelamegam, Amit Patankar
  • Patent number: 10154251
    Abstract: A display assembly for showing perceived depth is provided. The display includes a display panel for displaying images and video. A lens extends parallel to and in a spaced relationship with the display panel to define a distal viewing area. An optically clear adhesive is partially disposed between the display panel and the lens to define a plurality of proximal viewing areas. The lens has a varying lens thickness for altering the presentation of the images and video displayed on the display panel in the proximal viewing areas relative to the presentation of the images and video displayed on the display panel in the distal viewing area to create a three dimensional appearance of the images and video. A controller is configured to tailor the images and video presented in the distal viewing area relative to the images and video in the proximal viewing areas to enhance the three dimensional appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore Charles Wingrove, Michael Eichbrecht, Kyle Entsminger, Andrew DeScisciolo, James Joseph Kornacki
  • Patent number: 10146494
    Abstract: A method, system, and display assembly are disclosed herein. The methods and system are directed to operating the multiple display assemblies included herein. The methods and system receive information, and based on the received information, engage at least a second display of the multiple display assembly. Also included herein is a multiple display assembly that incorporates an engager function to receive instruction instigate modes where a first display and a second display are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Thomas Kosinski, II, James Paul Farell, Michael Dean Tschirhart
  • Patent number: 10142723
    Abstract: A motor vehicle combined instrument panel has a front housing directed towards a vehicle occupant and a plate which is provided on the housing and has a loudspeaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Engelhard Hess, Marcus Weber
  • Patent number: 10140946
    Abstract: A method, system, and display assembly is disclosed herein. The aspects disclosed herein include the providing of at least two lenses covering a respective display, with the two lenses bonded together with an optical clear adhesive. The optical clear adhesive may be shaped in a predetermined manner, such as a curve. Also included herein are systems for driving electronic signals to the respective displays. The signals may undergo processing in order to provide a seamless look via the display assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Debra A. Finkenbiner-Pepper, Robert Edward Belke, Theodore Charles Wingrove, James Joseph Kornacki, Michael Eichbrecht, Kyle Entsminger, Andrew DeScisciolo
  • Patent number: 10133065
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a heads up display system for a vehicle interior that includes a light modifying panel configured to cyclically transition between a substantially light transmissive state that facilitates light passage through the light modifying panel and a partially reflective state that facilitates light reflection toward a occupant of a vehicle. The heads up display system also includes a pulsating light source configured to cyclically project an image onto the light modifying panel, and a controller configured to control the pulsating light source and the light modifying panel so that the image is projected onto the light modifying panel while the light modifying panel is in the partially reflective state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew K. Ruiter, Lawrence Robert Hamelink
  • Patent number: 10133420
    Abstract: A capacitive sensor arrangement has at least one capacitive sensor and a coating applied to a front side of the at least one capacitive sensor. The coating includes a multiple layer structure, which is formed from capacitive layers, which are arranged in plies and electrically connected in series. A touch-sensitive screen can include at least one such capacitive sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Reinle, Manfred Süss
  • Patent number: 10133072
    Abstract: A display element includes a projection screen for a head-up display and a pivot apparatus for adjusting an inclination of the projection screen about a horizontal inclination axis. The pivot apparatus includes an eccentric unit for adjusting the inclination. The eccentric unit is mechanically coupled directly to the projection screen. The eccentric unit includes a first gearwheel and an eccentric element which is formed eccentrically with respect to the first gearwheel and is fastened on the first gearwheel. The eccentric element is in the form of a disk and an area of a narrow side of the disk-shaped eccentric element is arranged eccentrically with respect to the first gearwheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerhard Pitz