Patents Assigned to Visteon Global Technologies Inc.
  • Patent number: 10642035
    Abstract: The Disclosure concerns a laser projection arrangement and a process for the generation of virtual images, the purpose of which is to present a solution which allows a representation of multiple virtual images in different distances or planes and different points of view and that can be manufactured economically. On the arrangement side, this purpose is solved when one of at least two picture generating units that generate virtual images that differ in their wavelength and/or their polarization is arranged and when a holographic optical element is arranged on or in the projection surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yanning Zhao, Elie Abi Chaaya, Patrick Nebout
  • Patent number: 10627913
    Abstract: A method for the contactless shifting of visual information includes detecting at least one viewing direction to detect visual information in a first display area, and a movement of a hand and/or a movement of a head of a user toward a second display area. After the detection of the visual information in the first display area, and after the detected motion indicating a shift, the visual information is shown in the second display area upon the completion of the pivoting movement or movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander van Laack, Stephan Preussler, Tina Friedrich, Jennifer Fay Wendt
  • Patent number: 10625702
    Abstract: A device to attach to a housing of an airbag is disclosed herein. The device includes a flap connected to an opening of the housing, wherein the flap comprises a rigid structure; and a hinge to connect the flap with the housing. The rigid structure comprises a zone of weakness that ruptures in response to an impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Christophe Germain, Caroline Picaud, Gegory Spingler
  • Publication number: 20200117288
    Abstract: A touch screen device includes a display screen having a touch surface, an input knob, and a microcontroller programmed to execute a method. The knob has a stationary member with conductive base pads facing the surface and a moveable member. The knob lacks a direct electrical connection to the surface. The microcontroller receives encoder signals as the moveable member moves with respect to the stationary member, with the signals being indicative of discrete touch events between the moveable member and the screen, e.g., via an intervening switch. The microcontroller processes the encoder signals to determine a direction of movement of the knob, and derives a true position of a center point of the knob using a position of each of the base pads. The microcontroller then controls an operation of the touch screen device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos A. Lopez, Omar Alejandro Martinez Vega, David Whitton
  • Patent number: 10606076
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices, methods and systems for implementing a dual image head-up display incorporating a single picture generating unit (PGU). The aspects disclosed herein obviate a blind wall construction and achieve the results created by systems employing two distinct PGUs. The aspects disclosed herein are also directed to an optimized backlighting system and construction for employment with the disclosed HUD systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Benoit Chauveau
  • Patent number: 10596905
    Abstract: A method, system, and devices for implementing a selectively lighted instrument cluster are disclosed herein. The aspects employ a light house layer (or collection of light house layers) using a combination of light and dark materials to provide individually lit indicia on a cover layer (i.e. applique layer) of an instrument cluster. The combination of light and dark layers selectively applied prevents light leakage into other non-intended portions on the viewable surface of the instrument cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Van Laack, Andreas Rode, Ruddy Cittadini, Frederik Belzl, Manuel Pereira
  • Patent number: 10598927
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and devices for detecting a polarization of eyewear worn by a viewer gazing at an electronic display. The detection disclosed herein may be employed to control and adjust the electronic display to compensate for the effects of polarization. The systems disclosed herein incorporate an embodiment with two IR sources, and an embodiment employing a single IR source coupled with electro-optical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Fredrick Luther Weindorf, Brian John Hayden, Kong Pheng Lor
  • Patent number: 10586840
    Abstract: A TFT display screen device includes at least one active zone whose pixels are used for the display of an instrument cluster and the display of one or more warning or alarm), optionally icons inlaid in the instrument cluster. The screen also includes at least one dead zone not visible to the user. At least one dead zone is provided-with at least one light sensor and at least one control pixel which is activated when the single icon or at least one icon with which it is associated, is displayed in the active zone of the screen. The sensor is adapted to detect the activation of said at least one control pixel and to deliver a signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yahia Hammiche, John Cummings
  • Patent number: 10586132
    Abstract: A system and method for highly automated driving of a vehicle to detect and classify pedestrians and traffic signs and other vehicles are provided. The system includes an on-vehicle camera for receiving image data. A location determining module is also on the vehicle to determine a location of the vehicle and a vehicle memory unit on the vehicle storing at least one particularized convolutional neural networks to process the image data. A vehicle processor is communicatively coupled to the vehicle memory unit and the camera and the location determining module and is configured to collect vehicle location data with the location determining module. The vehicle processor is also configured to process the image data using the at least one particularized convolutional neural network based the vehicle location data and environmental conditions around the vehicle to detect and classify pedestrians and traffic signs and other vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Markus Schäfer, Thorsten Wilmer, Martin Pfeifle
  • Patent number: 10578867
    Abstract: A head-up display device for displaying a virtual image superimposed over a field of view to a viewer is provided. The head-up display device includes a picture generating unit having an illumination source, such as a laser, to generate a real image following a first light beam. A windshield of a vehicle engages the first light beam, either at an inclined angle or perpendicular, to reflect the first light beam away from the viewer as reflected images. A combiner disposed on the windshield including a holographic optical element steers the first light beam toward the viewer as a third light beam to present the virtual image within the field of view of the viewer. Mirrors may direct and magnify first light beam onto the combiner. A method for displaying a virtual image superimposed over a field of view to a viewer using a head-up display device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Giang-Nam Nguyen, Patrick Nebout, Benoit Chauveau
  • Publication number: 20200057546
    Abstract: A user interface and method for inputting and outputting information in a vehicle provides a user interface with a three-dimensional operating element. A laser projection unit generates at least one virtual three-dimensional operating element. A means for gesture recognition as a means for detection of an input are arranged in the interior of a vehicle. At least one virtual three-dimensional operating element is projected in the visual range of a driver by means of a laser projection arrangement. A gesture of the driver is detected by a gesture recognition means. A position of a hand of the driver is detected by means of the gesture recognition that coincides with an area of the virtual operating element. A signal for controlling a vehicle system or a function of a vehicle system is generated by the central control and evaluation unit and is output to the corresponding vehicle system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yanning Zhao, Elie Abi-Chaaya
  • Publication number: 20200055397
    Abstract: A user interface and a method for the inputting and outputting of information in the vehicle includes an image generation unit which generates a projected image. A means for gesture recognition is arranged as a means for detecting an input, and that a means for view detection and following is arranged such that the recognition of the viewing direction and an association of the viewing direction of the driver with an area in the vehicle is carried out. Information about this area is generated in the viewing direction in the form of a projected image and is displayed floating over the area. Recognition of gestures of the driver is carried out. Upon a coincidence of a position of a hand of the driver, detected by the gesture recognition, with the projected image or a component of the projected image, a signal is generated by the central control unit and outputted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yanning Zhao, Alexander Van Laack
  • Publication number: 20200031230
    Abstract: A vehicle may include a display for producing a hologram. The display may include a backlight unit for showing visual content. The display may include an instrument cluster. The instrument cluster may include one or more gauges, such as one or more graphical gauges, analog gauges, or hybrid gauges. The visual content may be in addition to and separate from the hologram. The display may include an illumination frame positioned in front of the backlight unit. The illumination frame may include one or more light elements. The display may include a holographic layer positioned in front of the backlight unit. The holographic layer may include a plurality of holographic layers. The one or more light elements may be configured to emit light through the holographic layer to produce the hologram.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Applicant: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandra Ledermann, Thomas Rauss
  • Publication number: 20200025992
    Abstract: A display device for displaying images conveying depth information comprises a first display unit for representing first image information on a first screen. The first display unit comprises the first screen with a holographic optical element, HOE, provided thereon, and a first light source for providing light for illuminating the first screen. The display device further comprises a second display unit for representing second image information. The second display unit comprises a second light source for providing light with a plurality of predetermined discrete wavelengths for creating the second image information, and a second screen which is provided in parallel or oriented at an acute angle relative to the first screen in order to project the second image information onto the first screen and thereby generate a virtual image corresponding to the second image information behind the first screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Axel Torschmied, Giang-Nam Nguyen, Ryo Kajiura
  • Patent number: 10536232
    Abstract: Systems and methods for integrating audio content presented via an audio playback device with additional digital content are provided herein. The system includes a content retriever configured to retrieve the audio content from a terrestrial radio station, and retrieve the additional digital content from an Internet streaming channel, the terrestrial radio station and the Internet streaming channel being associated with an audio program; and being configured to output the additional digital content. Further included herein is a method for delaying a delivery of additional audio content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: J. William Whikehart, Shadi Mere, Theodore Charles Wingrove
  • Patent number: 10520728
    Abstract: A deployment system for a device of a vehicle is described. The deployment system includes a non-transitory computer readable medium to store instructions of the deployment system and a processor configured to execute the instructions. The processor is configured to deploy the device using a parameter, determine a Mean Square Error (MSE), and run a Statistical Process Control (SPC) test on the MSE. The processor is further configured to determine that no special event is present and process a new parameter using the parameter and the SPC test results. An evolutionary operation (EVOP) algorithm is also used to calculate the new parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric François Fèvre
  • Publication number: 20190391671
    Abstract: An input knob for use with a touch screen device includes stationary and moveable members. The stationary member adheres to a touch screen of the device. The moveable member moves relative to the stationary member, and is secured to the surface via the stationary member. The moveable member produces touch events on the touch surface as bits of data in response to movement of the moveable member. The moveable member may include a rotary encoder. The stationary member may include conductive pads in contact with the surface and in selective contact with a conductive mass of the moveable member. The moveable member may be ring-shaped, removeable and repositionable with respect to the surface, and/or constructed of or coated by dielectric materials. The knob may lack a direct hardwired electrical connection to or through the surface. A display system includes the touch screen device and knob.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Applicant: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas Allen Pfau, Rhodri Elliott, David Michael Whitton
  • Patent number: 10514756
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and devices for employing gaze tracking systems with automatic luminance adjustment devices, in particular those commonly used with the Silverstein-method. By employing the aspects disclosed herein, it can been seen that with the disclosed concepts a pupil-size detector may be employed with both a forward looking light sensor, and ambient light sensor, and an adjustment system to utilize the data to determine luminance adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shadi Mere, Paul Fredrick Luther Weindorf, Paul O. Morris
  • Patent number: 10504514
    Abstract: A human machine interface system and method of operating the human machine interface system are provided. The system includes a voice user interface module with an audio input unit to receive a voice signal from a microphone and digitize the voice signal as an audio file. A recognition engine unit is coupled to the audio input unit and is configured to analyze the audio file and recognize a plurality of voice commands and output a plurality of recognized commands. A logger unit is coupled to the recognition engine unit to receive the plurality of recognized commands and output a user intent output and a normalized vector representation based on the plurality of recognized commands. A classification component receives the normalized vector representation from the logger unit and outputs a classified user profile to a plurality of human machine interface applications based on the normalized vector representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sorin Marius Panainte
  • Patent number: 10500955
    Abstract: The aspects of the present disclosure provide an upgradable vehicle cockpit interface and in particular, to a single or multi-phase upgradable hardware and firmware vehicle cockpit interface. The upgradable vehicle cockpit interface may include one or more hardware and firmware components that may be designed to interface with or connect to one or more corresponding hardware and firmware blocks located within the vehicle cockpit. The hardware and firmware components may be detachable from the hardware and firmware blocks and may be backwards compatible with the vehicle's hardware and firmware blocks. The upgradable vehicle cockpit interface enables an individual to experience the same vehicle over a time period and have the ability to upgrade the vehicle components (i.e. electronics) to ease the vehicle aging process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shadi Mere, Theodore Charles Wingrove, Michael Eichbrecht, Kyle Entsminger