Patents Examined by Christopher E Mahoney
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10527923
    Abstract: There is provided a scanning projector transmissive screen having a first surface on which a microlens array is formed, and a second surface formed into a single lens shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tetsuya Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10520151
    Abstract: A daylighting apparatus of the present invention includes: a daylighting sheet (13) that has first and second surfaces opposite to each other and that lets light in through the first surface and lets the light out through the second surface at a predetermined distribution of angles; and a visible light-reflecting sheet (15) that reflects part of visible light falling on the first surface of the daylighting sheet (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shun Ueki, Shumpei Nishinaka, Toru Kanno, Daisuke Shinozaki, Hideomi Yui, Tomoko Ueki, Tsuyoshi Kamada
  • Patent number: 10514274
    Abstract: Provided is a device for estimating a rotor angle in a motor. The device includes a sensor configured to measure a rotation angle “?in” of a motor including a pulsation, a D-Q converter configured to convert the rotation angle “?in” into a D-axis conversion angle, and a phase-locked loop (PLL) block configured to perform proportional integral control on the D-axis conversion angle according to a PLL algorithm to estimate a rotation angle “?out” from which the pulsation has been removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang Min Kim
  • Patent number: 10513881
    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: December 24, 2019
    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: 10509307
    Abstract: High contrast, glass-based, writeable/erasable front projection screens are provided. The screens include a transparent glass sheet which has a front surface and a back surface separated by a distance d. The back surface is in optical contact with a diffusing element. During use of the projection screen, the glass sheet transmits image light from a projector to the diffusing element and the diffusing element reflects a portion of that light back through the glass sheet to a user. The screens have a user-facing surface that is a writable/erasable surface. In embodiments, the distance d is less than or equal to 0.2 millimeters, the whiteness W of the projection screen is less than or equal to 0.5, and/or the contrast C of the projection screen is at least 75%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Gordon Charles Brown, Jacques Gollier, Joan Deanna Gregorski, Vasudha Ravichandran, David Lee Weidman
  • Patent number: 10502481
    Abstract: A refrigerator according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a power input part through which power is input from a UPS device connected to a commercial power source and an auxiliary power source; a voltage sensor configured to sense a voltage of the power input through the power input part; and a control part configured to analyze a voltage signal sensed by the voltage sensor and to determine whether the input power is commercial power or auxiliary power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Shinhyun Park, Sun Kim, Byoungsuk Choi, Jinseok Hu
  • Patent number: 10506315
    Abstract: An acoustical screen that can be utilized in a variety of applications including as part of a projection screen to cover and hide the presence of an audio speaker. The acoustical screen is formed using multiple hole sizes, e.g., three or more hole diameters or outer dimensions if not round. These differently-sized holes are placed in pseudo-random positions so that there is no perceivable repeating pattern of hole placement in the acoustical screen. By avoiding an ordered grid of holes of a single diameter as in prior speaker grills, the new acoustical screen disguises the visible reflection pattern through non-uniformity. It also provides an improved acoustic transmission surface that allows sound with a greater variety of wavelengths to pass while reflecting a less pronounced echo. The acoustical screen will be in demand for use in entertainment venues using projection systems with speakers positioned behind a front projected screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Steven M. Chapman, Mason Daryl Lev, Bryan L. Jolley, Jeffrey A. Davis, Thomas F. Laduke
  • Patent number: 10495964
    Abstract: [Problem] Provided is a transparent screen which satisfies both the visibility of the projection light and the transmission light by anisotropically scattering and reflecting the projection light emitted from a light source. [Solving means] A transparent screen according to the present invention comprises a light diffusion layer including a binder and microparticles, said transparent screen having a scattered light brilliance profile characterized to meet the following conditions A to C: A: the emitted light relative brilliance in the 0° direction is from 50 to 95, when the entered light relative brilliance is 100; B: the emitted light relative brilliance in the ±5° direction is 1.1 or less, when the emitted light relative brilliance in the 0° direction is 100; and C: the emitted light relative brilliance in the ±50° direction is 0.0005 or higher, when the emitted light relative brilliance in the 0° direction is 100; when the brilliance is Y from the XYZ color system measured with a goniophotometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: JXTG NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kousuke Yamaki, Akira Matsuo, Suzushi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10488565
    Abstract: Provided is a dispersion liquid, a transparent screen, and a method for manufacture of the transparent screen, which the dispersion liquid is for forming a transparent light scattering layer of the transparent screen that is capable of satisfying both visibility of a projection light and a transmission light by anisotropically scattering and reflecting the projection light emitting from a light source. The dispersion liquid comprises a binder and at least either one of bright flake-form microparticles or substantially spherical microparticles. The transparent screen also comprises a cured film of the above-described dispersion liquid. Further, the method for manufacturing a transparent screen comprising a transparent light scattering layer is characterized by forming the transparent light scattering layer by coating and curing the above-described dispersion liquid on a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: JXTG NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Matsuo, Kousuke Yamaki, Sayako Uchizawa
  • Patent number: 10481640
    Abstract: A display device including a display panel that displays an image, and a supporting layer positioned on one surface of the display panel. The supporting layer includes a plurality of magnets that are engageable with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Woong Kim, Hyun Woo Koo
  • Patent number: 10484642
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display apparatus including a display module and a driving apparatus configured to deform the display module. The display module is deformed by the driving apparatus so as to be in a flat surface state, a first curved surface state in which both sides of the display module protrude forward, and a second curved surface state in which the both sides of the display module retreat backward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Hoo Park, Gyu Sung Do, Il Ki Min
  • Patent number: 10480736
    Abstract: A daylighting system (10) to be installed over an interior face (1001a) of a window pane (1001), the daylighting system (10) including: a light-transmitting device (20) to be disposed over an upper part of the interior face (1001a) of the window pane (1001); and a shading device (30) joined to the light-transmitting device (20) in such a manner as to be disposed over a lower part of the interior face (1001a) of the window pane (1001).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shumpei Nishinaka, Shun Ueki, Toru Kanno, Daisuke Shinozaki, Hideomi Yui, Tomoko Ueki, Tsuyoshi Kamada, Atsuyuki Hoshino
  • Patent number: 10481311
    Abstract: Provided are a transparent film that allows scenery to be observed without color unevenness in a state where light is not irradiated, a transparent screen and an image display system including the transparent film, and a transparent poster. The transparent film includes: a support; a dot array that is formed on one surface of the support and in which dots obtained by immobilizing a cholesteric liquid crystalline phase are two-dimensionally arranged; and an overcoat layer that covers the dots and is laminated on the support, in which areas of the dots and distances between the dots are made to be irregular. As a result, the object is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yujiro Yanai, Michio Nagai, Akira Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10474198
    Abstract: A rollable flexible display comprises: a display panel on which signal lines and pixels are arranged; a control board that supplies the signal lines with signals to drive the pixels; and a panel roller portion around which the display panel is rolled up and including an inner space for placing the control board, wherein the transverse width of the control board is greater than the inner diameter of the panel roller portion, and an insert portion for insertion into a slot in the panel roller portion is provided on at least one edge of the control board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngshin Lee, Bongchul Kim, Junhyeok Yang, Sangyun Kim
  • Patent number: 10474007
    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: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Misawa
  • Patent number: 10474088
    Abstract: An image formation device includes a power controller that controls transition to an energy-saving mode to reduce power consumption in a standby state and starts up out of the energy-saving mode and a timer in which a timing schedule that starts up the device out of the energy-saving mode is set. The power controller controls the surface temperature of the fixing roller of the image generator to be a temperature lower than the fixing temperature that enables image formation when the image formation device is started up out of the energy-saving mode according to the timing schedule set in the timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Ishikura
  • Patent number: 10472885
    Abstract: A daylighting film (1) according to an aspect of the present invention includes a first base (2) that has optical transparency, multiple daylighting units (3) which are formed on at least a first surface (2a) of the first base (2) and each of which has the optical transparency, an opening space (9) which is provided between each of the multiple daylighting units (3), and a mark (5) which is provided on at least any one of the first surface (2a) side of the first base (2) and the second surface (2b) side that is opposite in direction to the first surface (2a), and which indicates information relating a daylighting film (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Shinozaki, Tsuyoshi Kamada, Shun Ueki
  • Patent number: 10458610
    Abstract: A generally plano rectangular louvers are capable of being ganged in a stacked tiltable array to enhance light re-direction when titled to follow the solar elevation. Combinations of features and optical characteristic avoid optical artifacts and enhance efficiency of light utilization and manufacturing. Different louvers can be combined in alternative ways in such arrays. Light directly louvers, films, sheets and panels deploy a grooves that re-direct exterior sunlight for deeper penetration into rooms and building interiors. Absorbing structure are combined with films or panel that while reducing total interior illumination, reduce the potential for annoying glare at low solar elevations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SerraLux Inc.
    Inventor: Mark E Gardiner