Patents Examined by Christopher E Mahoney
  • Patent number: 10641448
    Abstract: An object is to provide a daylighting sheet which efficiently performs daylighting and in which, when the daylighting sheet is applied to a window of a building or the like, it is possible to see an outdoor side. The daylighting sheet includes a translucent base material layer; and a light deflection layer that is formed on the base material layer, and the light deflection layer includes: light transmission portions that are aligned along one surface of the base material layer so as to be able to transmit light, each of which including a groove at a portion being in a light entering side in a position where the light transmission portion is arranged in the opening portion of a building; and light deflection portions that are formed between the light transmission portions and filled with a material whose refractive index is lower than that of the light transmission portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Kashiwagi, Kazunobu Ogawa, Hideki Miyata, Tatsuaki Inoue, Hiroshi Kojima
  • Patent number: 10634988
    Abstract: A customer can install a lenticular projection screen without the need to hire a professional installer. A section of a home wall is smoothed flat and lenticular tiles are applied to it with adhesive together establishing a lenticular projection screen. Once the adhesive has dried, a short throw projector can perform an automatic alignment to gain the best possible picture from the lenticular screen. The installation material may be provided as a kit that a consumer can use to install the lenticular projection screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Richman, Thomas Dawson
  • Patent number: 10634986
    Abstract: There is provided a screen capable of sufficiently reducing speckles. A screen for displaying an image by being irradiated with a light beam from a projector, is provided with a plurality of particles each including a first part and a second part different in dielectric constant, a particle layer having the plurality of particles, and electrodes which form an electric field for driving the particles of the particle layer by applying a voltage to the particle layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makio Kurashige, Kaori Nakatsugawa, Kazutoshi Ishida, Hiroyuki Honda, Masanori Umeya, Shogo Kubota
  • Patent number: 10619812
    Abstract: There is provided a light collecting device comprising a concave portion for receiving incoming light. The concave portion comprises a reflective inner surface for directing at least partly the incoming light toward a focal spot, which is defined by a geometry of the concave portion. A light guide holder is held in place at the focal spot and holds a light-receiving end of a light guide, inside its annular shape. It holds the light-receiving end toward the concave portion to substantially capture the incoming light directed toward the focal spot. The concave portion can be a dish or a lamp reflector. The light guide holder can be held in place by arms having pads that rest on or hold the concave portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: BIGZ TECH INC.
    Inventor: Eliot Ahdoot
  • Patent number: 10620525
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cinema screen that improves audience perception of brightness at, for example, a premium theater without additional illumination cost. The screen is produced from materials that also help mitigate speckle from laser illumination. The screen has properties and includes structures that may be tuned to the specific capabilities of the projection system, arrangement of the theater, and projector (and angle of projection, angle of viewing). Light reflected from the screen are direct toward audience members and away from walls and ceilings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas J. Gorny, Martin J. Richards, Timo Kunkel, David Lloyd Schnuelle
  • Patent number: 10620115
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methods and systems for inspecting insulated equipment for any corrosion under insulation (CUI). The system includes a device comprising transmitter and receiver horn antennas, a vector network analyzer operatively connected to the antennas, and an infrared detector. In the method, a location for inspection of the equipment is identified. A metal jacket surrounding the location is removed without stripping the insulation. Microwaves are transmitted by the transmitted horn antenna at the location, and provide heating at the location. The microwaves are received by the receiver horn antenna after reflection off the equipment. The vector network analyzer analyzes the microwaves. The infrared detector detects infrared waves emitted from the location and develops an infrared image of the inner surface of the equipment. Based on the analysis of the microwaves and the developed image, a programmed processor determines whether CUI exists at the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Ali Shehri, Ayman Amer
  • Patent number: 10613428
    Abstract: A customer can install a lenticular projection screen without the need to hire a professional installer. A section of a home wall is smoothed flat and lenticular wallpaper is applied to it with adhesive. Once the adhesive has dried, a short throw projector can perform an automatic alignment to gain the best possible picture from the lenticular screen. The installation material may be provided as a kit that a consumer can use to install the lenticular projection screen. Instead of on a wall, the wallpaper may be placed on a stiff flat surface hung from an overhead bracket or attached to a backside wall mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Steven Richman, Thomas Dawson
  • Patent number: 10613459
    Abstract: In an image heating device having a plurality of heating blocks which are controllable independently in a longitudinal direction of a heater, an increase of the size of the heater can be suppressed, and temperatures of a plurality of heating block can be detected. A heater has a first temperature sensor corresponding to a first heating block, a second temperature sensor corresponding to a second heating block, a first electric conductor electrically coupled to the first temperature sensor, a second electric conductor electrically coupled to the second temperature sensor, and a common electric conductor electrically coupled to the first and second temperature sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Shimura, Akira Kato, Atsushi Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10599028
    Abstract: A sphere assembly comprises a set or network of curved and triangularly-shaped transparent panels (2) placed next to one another to form a spherical shape of a sphere (1), a set of project films (3) placed on the transparent panels, and a set of connectors (4) for connecting the adjacent curved transparent panels to one another. The sphere assembly may be positioned so that the sphere assembly is held and placed in a secure and well-balanced position for the virtual reality (VR), augment reality (AR), or mixed reality (MR) gameplay or environment. The projection films can receive images or sensory cues from a set of projectors which project images from the VR, AR, or MR environment to the sphere assembly. The projectors may connect upstream to at least one image processing module which receives and processes image information from a player's headset, controller, and other tracking sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Nenin Ananbanchachai, Lalin Ananbanchachai, Jomzup Sittipitaya, Ratchai Damnoenkittikun
  • Patent number: 10599029
    Abstract: A projection screen includes a substrate, a plurality of prism structures, and a plurality of light absorbing structures. The substrate includes a first surface adjacent to the projector and a second surface away from the projector. The prism structures are disposed on the first surface, and each of the prism structures includes a first inclined surface, a second inclined surface, and a bottom surface. The first inclined surface is configured to receive and reflect projection light beams. There is a first angle between the first inclined surface and the bottom surface, and a second angle between the second inclined surface and the bottom surface. The first angle is less than or equal to the second angle. The light absorbing structures are respectively disposed on at least a portion of the second inclined surface of each of the prism structures. The light absorbing structures are configured to absorb ambient light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Nano Precision Taiwan Limited
    Inventors: Fang-Hsuan Su, Fu-Chiang Hsu, Shu-Ping Yang, Ching-Hsiang Li, Chi-Tang Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10599185
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a rollable flexible display device. The rollable flexible display device including a display panel that displays an image and rolls or unrolls like a scroll, a sensing circuit that performs sensing to detect rolled and unrolled portions of the display panel and outputs sensed values, and a device adjusting part that adjusts the operating conditions of the display panel based on the sensed values sent from the sensing circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangho Yu, Seungtae Kim
  • Patent number: 10591123
    Abstract: A solar light system may include two stages of optical concentration with intermediate removal of infrared radiation between the optical concentration stages. A second stage of optical concentration may prepare multiple concentrating beams of processed solar radiation with visible light with each such concentrating beam directed to a different corresponding light conduit for transmission to an interior space for interior lighting. System modularization may provide flexibility to accommodate a variety of interior lighting applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: BrightSpace Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph A. Dimasi
  • Patent number: 10591560
    Abstract: Example embodiments include a radio frequency (RF) transmit system for a digital RF current source, the system including a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system control console operably connected to at least one digital RF current source amplifier. The at least one digital RF current source amplifier is operably connected to an RF transmission coil. The MRI system control console provides a digital control signal to the at least one digital RF current source amplifier. The MRI system control console provides a master RF current source clock signal to the at least one digital RF current source amplifier. The digital RF current source amplifier provides an alternating current to the RF transmission coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Quality Electrodynamics, LLC
    Inventor: Xiaoyu Yang
  • Patent number: 10591805
    Abstract: A digital camera is provided with a vertically long camera body having an approximately rectangular solid shape. An LCD panel provided in a rear surface of the camera body is arranged such that longitudinal directions of the display screen and the camera body correspond to each other. The digital camera is operated through a touch panel provided in a lower portion of the display screen. In a taking mode, an image is displayed in a small size on an upper portion of the display screen. In reproducing, the camera body is rotated sideways by 90 degree. In a reproducing mode, display posture of the image is also rotated by 90 degree, and the image is displayed in a large size on the entire display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Misawa
  • Patent number: 10590697
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides lamination transfer films and use of the lamination transfer films, particular in the fabrication of architectural glass elements, such as those used in Insulated Glass Units (IGUs). The lamination transfer films may be used to transfer functional layers and structures. The lamination transfer films may include a support film that can be removed during the transfer process, and the transferred materials are primarily inorganic. The resulting transferred structures on glass generally have high photo- and thermal-stability, and therefore can successfully be applied to the glass surfaces that are interior to the cavity within an IGU. The lamination transfer films can also be patterned such that macroscopic patterns of microoptical elements can be applied on a glass surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Benton Free, Martin B. Wolk, Olester Benson, Jr., Bing Hao, Charles A. Marttila, Craig R. Schardt, Mieczyslaw H. Mazurek, Justin P. Meyer, Manoj Nirmal
  • Patent number: 10584490
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an improved light transmitting plastic panel (100) used in buildings for providing a variable daylight either during a day or in various areas of the building. The light transmitting plastic panel (100) consists of two transparent plates (102A, 102B) and a plurality of transparent hollow cells of V-type (104A, 104B) and rhombus shaped cells (106) located in between these plates (102A, 102B). In particular, a structure of the hollow cells is a repetitive sequence of one rhombus cell (106) in between two V-type cells (104A, 104B). Further, some of the hollow cells are made opaque with a predetermined pattern. With this specific structure, the variable daylight is achieved based on a time of day. In another aspect of the invention, differential daylight is provided for different areas of the building by forming a non-continuous flow pattern of opaque hollow cells across the length of the light transmitting plastic panel (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Rajeev Moudgil
  • Patent number: 10578952
    Abstract: An image capturing device includes a camera unit and a casing enclosing the camera unit. The camera unit includes an optical lens and an image sensing module. The casing includes a first housing body, a second housing body attachable to the first housing body, a front enclosure, and a back enclosure. The first housing body, the second housing body, the front enclosure, and the back enclosure jointly enclose a receiving space. A first ventilating window is disposed on the first housing body or the second housing body, and a second ventilation window is disposed on the back enclosure. The first ventilating window and the second ventilation window are configured to provide ventilation to the receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yin Tang, Hualiang Qiu, Feihu Yang
  • Patent number: 10564123
    Abstract: A system and method for continuously monitoring as well as identifying and quantifying intracellular components in a cell culture such as microalgal culture of a bioreactor is described. This is done to determine an optimum concentration of intracellular components of interest, such as lipids. The method may be integrated directly with the cultivation chamber to conduct real-time measurements to quickly obtain accurate and continuous information that may be used as feedback to control the cultivation growth conditions. Such characterization may provide highly relevant data to determine if the culture is ready for biofuel processing. If the culture is not ready for biofuel processing, the data allows for the modification of the growth condition in the microalgae culture in order to achieve the desired concentration of the microalgal intracellular component of interest for biofuel processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Mahmoud F. Y. Al Ahmad, Hina Laghari
  • Patent number: 10545434
    Abstract: In an example, a method of wetting a print blanket includes receiving a null cycle trigger during a printing session. The method also includes maintaining printing voltages on a forecast BID (binary ink developer) that has been prepared to print a next color separation onto a photoreceptor, and applying wet null voltages to a non-forecast BID. The method then includes engaging the non-forecast BID with the photoreceptor to transfer fluid other than ink to the photoreceptor during the null cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: HP Indigo B.V.
    Inventors: Vitaly Portnoy, Michel Assenheimer, Amiran Lavon, Eric G Nelson, Amir Ofir
  • Patent number: 10537026
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device includes a housing, a roller positioned inside the housing, a display panel rollable on the roller, and a guide roller positioned at an edge inside the housing. A state of the display panel with respect to the roller includes a first state in which the display panel is rolled on the roller and a second state in which the display panel is unrolled from the roller. The roller includes an outer frame which rotates when the display panel is rolled on or unrolled from the roller, and an inner frame positioned inside the outer frame and fixed to an inside of the housing regardless of rolling and unrolling the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Choonghwan Shin, Yongtae Kim, Byunghwa Lee