Patents Examined by Danell L Owens
  • Patent number: 10895803
    Abstract: A first illumination device includes a light source that emits light having directivity, and a uniform illumination optical system including a first fly-eye lens that includes a plurality of lenses two-dimensionally arranged and allows light based on emitted light from the light source to pass through the first fly-eye lens. An illumination target region has a planar shape having a side extending along a direction substantially parallel to a long-axis direction or a short-axis direction of an intensity distribution shape of emitted light from the light source, and a periodic direction of an array of the lenses in the first fly-eye lens is inclined with respect to the long-axis direction or the short-axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Koji Miura
  • Patent number: 10895717
    Abstract: The imaging optical system consists of, in order from a magnification side: a first optical system which makes a magnification side imaging surface and an intermediate image conjugate to each other; and a second optical system which makes the intermediate image and a reduction side imaging surface conjugate to each other. The imaging optical system is configured to be telecentric on the reduction side. The first optical system includes an aspheric lens. The second optical system consists of a front group and a rear group. The imaging optical system satisfies predetermined conditional expressions for a focal length of the front group, a focal length of the imaging optical system, a focal length of the rear group, a maximum image height, a focal length of the first optical system, and the aspheric lens of the first optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Akiko Nagahara
  • Patent number: 10884324
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a moving apparatus for a projector. The projector includes a body, a processing unit and a projection lens. The moving apparatus includes a base having a through-base opening. At least one moving stage movably disposed on a front side surface of the base along a plane and has at least one through-stage opening aligned with the through-base opening. At least one magnetic component disposed on a carrier board, wherein a projection position of the projection lens is positioned by the at least one magnetic board through magnetic attraction. The at least one magnetic component is electrically connected to the processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Wen Wu, Chien-Tsai Chueh
  • Patent number: 10877271
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes an image forming device and a light guide. The light guide includes an incident portion and an emission portion including a plurality of mirrors. In the light guide, the total reflection surface is disposed to be inclined with respect to a virtual plane perpendicular to a visual axis, and the mirrors are disposed to be inclined with respect to the total reflection surface. The mirror angle is set such that the light guide angle, the mirror angle, the light angle, the limit incidence angle, and the refractive index of the light guide satisfy the predetermined relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shohei Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10877364
    Abstract: An illuminator includes a light source apparatus that outputs, in a first direction, light containing first polarized light and second polarized light polarized in directions different from each other, a polarized light combiner that combines the first polarized light and the second polarized light and causes the combined light to exit in the first direction, and a rod integrator that the combined light having exited out of the polarized light combiner enters. The light source apparatus includes a first light emitter group having a configuration in which a plurality of semiconductor lasers including a first semiconductor laser that emits the first polarized light are arranged in a second direction and a second light emitter group having a configuration in which a plurality of semiconductor lasers including a second semiconductor laser that emits the second polarized light are arranged in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichi Akiyama
  • Patent number: 10871650
    Abstract: A light guide system includes a transparent light guide portion that guides light beams incident from one end side to a light-emitting portion. The light guide portion includes a plurality of partial reflection surfaces that are disposed between a first surface and a second surface which are parallel to each other and are inclined at the same angle such that a first end portion is positioned closer to the one end side than a second end portion is. Intervals between the partial reflection surfaces in a first direction are widened from the one end side toward another end side. In a state where the light guide portion is disposed in front of an eye of an observer, the light guide portion is inclined such that the another end side is further away from a face of the observer than the one end side is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hayato Matsuki, Takashi Takeda, Shohei Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10852543
    Abstract: Light guide system includes transparent light guide section that leads light inputted through one end portion, to an output section. The light guide section includes a plurality of partial reflection planes, each inclined at a same angle such that a first end portion is located on the side of the one end portion, with respect to a second end portion, and aligned between a first plane and a second plane parallel to each other. Pitches among the partial reflection planes in a first direction are widened toward another end portion, from the side of the one end portion. From an eye of a viewer, a wide overlapping portion is non-existent between two partial reflection planes adjacent to each other on the side of the another end portion, and a wide gap is non-existent between two partial reflection planes adjacent to each other on the side of the one end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hayato Matsuki, Takashi Takeda
  • Patent number: 10845688
    Abstract: Movement of a movable portion without stopping at any moment can be achieved by a simple configuration including a beam structural portion including two beam portions extending in directions different from each other and one driving portion. Furthermore, a size reduction of a device is achieved in comparison with a case where a device includes a motor disposed for rotation driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makiko Hino, Yasushi Mizoguchi
  • Patent number: 10848723
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application provide a screen projection system, method and apparatus. The system includes a display screen, wherein the display screen is of a fully-closed or partially-closed housing structure, and an inner wall of the housing structure is configured to provide continuous images with a view angle of 180 degrees to 360 degrees in a horizontal direction. The system further includes: at least two groups of projectors, each group including at least one projector. The at least two groups of projectors are hierarchically arranged in a central axis direction of the display screen, each group of projectors is configured to carry out projection onto a portion of an inner wall of the display screen, and light paths of the at least two groups of projectors are configured to avoid audiences and seats. According to the present application, the technical solutions may be applied to different screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Rich Yard Investment Group Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianjun Liu, Xiaobin Wu
  • Patent number: 10845689
    Abstract: A light source unit includes a first light source for emitting light in a first wavelength range, a luminescent wheel including a second light source for emitting light in a second wavelength range and a third light source for emitting light in a third wavelength range whose wavelength differs from that of the light in the second wavelength range, which are disposed circumferentially end to end in an adjacent fashion, a fourth light source for emitting light in a fourth wavelength range similar in color system to the light in the second or third wavelength range, and a control unit for controlling the fourth light source and the luminescent wheel to illuminate the fourth light source during a first color mixing period when a boundary between the second and third light sources is situated on an optical path of the light in the first wavelength range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10824052
    Abstract: Various embodiments described herein relates to a lens cap, adapted to be mechanically engaged over a lens assembly of an optical projector. The lens cap, as described herein, is adapted for vignetting a light pattern projected by the optical projector. The lens cap includes a front surface and a back surface, where on at least a portion of the front surface, an elliptically shaped aperture is defined. In this aspect, the elliptically shaped aperture is chamfered towards its peripheral ends, as the elliptically shaped aperture extends out from the back surface of the lens cap towards the front surface of lens cap. Also, the elliptically shaped aperture is defined on the lens cap such that, a center axis of the aperture is offset to a central axis of the lens cap, so as to match an offset at which the light pattern is projected by the optical projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Chen Feng
  • Patent number: 10819962
    Abstract: A method of projecting digital information on a real object in a real environment includes the steps of projecting digital information on a real object or part of a real object with a visible light projector, capturing at least one image of the real object with the projected digital information using a camera, providing a depth sensor registered with the camera, the depth sensor capturing depth data of the real object or part of the real object, and calculating a spatial transformation between the visible light projector and the real object based on the at least one image and the depth data. The invention is also concerned with a corresponding system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Meier, Mohamed Selim Ben Himane, Daniel Kurz
  • Patent number: 10816883
    Abstract: A light source system includes an excitation light source, a fluorescent plate that emits fluorescence when exposed to the excitation light from the excitation light source, and a compartment storing the fluorescent plate. The compartment has a heat-receiving section and a heat-dissipation section thermally connected to each other. The heat-receiving section is located opposite a fluorescence light output side of the fluorescent plate, in the compartment. The heat-dissipation section is outside the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONICI INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Makoto Maeda
  • Patent number: 10809605
    Abstract: An optical projection screen and a management system thereof are provided. The optical projection screen comprises an LED display module, a cooling module and an optical projection curtain. The optical projection curtain adheres to the LED display module with optical UV glue and is disposed on the light-emitting side of the LED display module. The cooling module is disposed on the backlight side of the LED display module and comprises a plurality of cooling assemblies distributed in different areas and used for cooling different areas of the LED display module. Each cooling assembly comprises a semiconductor refrigeration module, a temperature sensor and an intelligent switch. The intelligent switches control on-off of the semiconductor refrigeration modules according to the temperature detected by the temperature sensors. Multiple modules can be spliced to achieve large-screen display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: XIAMEN RIBEEN ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhanhan Chen, Qingjun Li
  • Patent number: 10802384
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus and method, and a projection imaging apparatus and an information processing method capable of suppressing an increase in processing amount of processing related to update of correction information used for geometric correction and the like, the information processing apparatus detecting, in regard to projection imaging apparatuses each having a projection unit that projects an image on a projection surface and an imaging unit that images the projection surface, a corresponding point between a pixel of the projection unit and a pixel of the imaging unit for a relation between one of the projection imaging apparatuses whose posture has changed and one of the projection imaging apparatuses whose posture has not changed, and estimating a relative posture of the projection imaging apparatus whose posture has changed with respect to the projection imaging apparatus whose posture has not changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yohsuke Kaji, Naoki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10802385
    Abstract: A phosphor plate includes: a plate substrate, a reflection coating provided on a surface of the plate substrate, a reflecting layer provided on the reflection coating, and composed of metallic oxide and transparent binder, and a phosphor layer provided on the reflecting layer. The reflecting layer has a thickness ranging from 10 ?m to 90 ?m inclusive, and the metallic oxide is contained in the reflecting layer at a volume density ranging from 15 vol % to 40 vol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Makoto Maeda
  • Patent number: 10795247
    Abstract: A light source module includes a filter wheel, a composite light source, and a third light source. The filter is rotatable with respect to a pivot and includes a first color filter area, a second color filter area, and a light transmitting area. The composite light source emits a composite light consisting of a first and second color lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: BenQ Corporation
    Inventors: Hung-Chi Tsai, Chen-Cheng Huang, Chiu-Ping Chen
  • Patent number: 10788740
    Abstract: A projector and its illumination system and wavelength conversion device are provided. The wavelength conversion device includes a substrate, a wavelength converting portion, and a wavelength maintaining portion. The substrate has a rotation axis. The wavelength converting portion surrounds the rotation axis and is adapted to receive the first beam and convert a first portion of the first beam into a second beam. The wavelength maintaining portion surrounds the rotation axis and is adapted to receive the first beam and guide a second portion of the first beam. A ratio of the first portion of the first beam with respect to the first beam is greater than a ratio of the second portion of the first beam with respect to the first beam. The illumination system and the wavelength conversion device in the projector reduce the number of optical elements, thereby reducing the cost and the size of the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Chien-Chung Liao, Jen-Hung Huang, Kuan-Ta Huang
  • Patent number: 10788661
    Abstract: A projector configured to be embedded into a portable device and to project an image towards a surface reflecting light towards an eye of a user, the projector including: a linear array of light sources emitting a light beam, the linear array of light sources emitting at least a first wavelength and extending in a first direction; a scanner configured to move the light beam on a second direction transverse to the first direction to display the image; a controller controlling the scanner and the light sources of the linear array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventor: Denis Rousseau
  • Patent number: 10782604
    Abstract: A projection-type video display apparatus includes: light sources, an illumination optical system, a display element, and a projection optical system. The illumination optical system includes: a mirror that reflects the illumination light toward the display element; a lens that is placed between the mirror and the display element on an optical path of the illumination light; a mirror angle adjustment mechanism that adjusts an angle of the mirror; a light-shielding plate that blocks unwanted light which is a portion of the illumination light reflected off the mirror toward the display element via the lens; and a light-shielding plate movable mechanism that is able to move the light-shielding plate between a first position to block the unwanted light and a second position to permit the unwanted light to illuminate the display element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinro Inui, Hidemi Yamada, Eiki Ishijima