Patents Examined by Euncha P. Cherry
  • Patent number: 10831017
    Abstract: A displacement increasing mechanism has a fixing portion, first and second actuators coupled to the fixing portion, a first beam having first and second end portions and coupled to the first actuator at the first end portion, a second beam having third and fourth end portions and coupled to the second actuator at the third end portion, and a drive target member coupled to a parallel arrangement portion at which the first and second beams are arranged in parallel with each other. The first actuator is driven to pull the first beam from a second end portion side in the direction of extending the first beam, and the second actuator is driven to push the second beam form a fourth end portion side in the direction of extending the second beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO PRECISION PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mario Kiuchi, Ryohei Uchino, Tomonori Mori
  • Patent number: 10830987
    Abstract: A camera for photogrammerty comprises a camera, a coupling element standardly provided on the camera, an adaptor for attaching a prism which is connectable with the coupling element, and a prism fixed to the adaptor for attaching the prism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: TOPCON Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhito Haijima, Nobuyuki Nishita
  • Patent number: 10831072
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of display technology, and in particular relates to a light shielding structure and a laser device. The light shielding structure comprises a first light shielding plate group and a second light shielding plate group, each of the first light shielding plate group and the second light shielding plate group comprises at least one light shielding plate, and the at least one light shielding plate can be moved relatively for forming at least two light transmitting regions. The light shielding structure can realize partial scanning of multiple target regions at a time, thereby saving production time, increasing production efficiency, saving water and electricity and other resources, and prolonging the laser lifetime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xueyong Wang, Yan Chen, Feng Wang, Guozhong Jiang
  • Patent number: 10830988
    Abstract: The subject of this invention is a laterally unconstrained magnetic joint and application of said joint in tip-tilt and piston-tip-tilt optical mounts. The laterally unconstrained magnetic joint in its basic embodiment comprises two interfacing parts: one having a flat surface interfacing a convex surface of the other, wherein one or both parts are made from permanent magnets that are magnetized along the axis of the joint, and the other of the said parts is made from a ferromagnetic material thus creating magnetic force attraction between the two parts. The resulting lack of lateral mechanical constraint between the two parts of the joint is utilized in tip-tilt mounts by decoupling an adjustor and/or actuator from the payload resulting in a simple, uniform design, while magnetic force provides retention sufficient for a wide variety of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Light Steering Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Vladimir G. Krylov
  • Patent number: 10809537
    Abstract: A waveguide display is used for presenting media to a user. The waveguide display, includes a light source, a projection assembly (PA), a source waveguide (SW), and an output waveguide (OW). The light source emits light, the PA reshapes the wavefront of the light and the SW receives the light from the PA, expands the light in a first dimension and outputs the expanded light. The SW has an adjustable curvature along the first dimension expanding the light with a curved wavefront. The OW receives the expanded light emitted from the SW, expands the expanded light in a second dimension orthogonal to the first dimension to form image light and outputs the image light. The wavefront curvature from the light source, the curvature of the OW along the second dimension and the curvature of the SW control a location of an image plane of the image light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Wai Sze Tiffany Lam, Kyle Justin Curts, Pasi Saarikko
  • Patent number: 10802182
    Abstract: An illumination marker includes a light source and an optical attenuation cover coupled to the light source. The optical attenuation cover is configured to attenuate an intensity of light that passes through the optical attenuation cover based on a length of an optical path of the light through the optical attenuation cover. In some embodiments, the optical attenuation cover may be embodied as a physical barrier cover and include light-blocking structures. Additionally, in some embodiments, the illumination maker may include a diffusive or retro-reflective core rather than the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Nizan Horesh
  • Patent number: 10801258
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to electric, potentially-driven shades usable with insulating glass (IG) units, IG units including such shades, and/or associated methods. In such a unit, a dynamic shade is located between the substrates defining the IG unit, and is movable between retracted and extended positions. The dynamic shade includes on-glass layers including a transparent conductor and an insulator or dielectric film, as well as a shutter. The shutter includes a resilient polymer, a conductor, and optional ink. Holes, invisible to the naked eye, may be formed in the polymer. Those holes may be sized, shaped, and arranged to promote summertime solar energy reflection and wintertime solar energy transmission. The conductor may be transparent or opaque. When the conductor is reflective, overcoat layers may be provided to help reduce internal reflection. The polymer may be capable of surviving high-temperature environments and may be colored in some instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventors: Alexey Krasnov, Timothy J. Frey, Jason Blush
  • Patent number: 10794110
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to electric, potentially-driven shades usable with insulating glass (IG) units, IG units including such shades, and/or associated methods. In such a unit, a dynamic shade is located between the substrates defining the IG unit, and is movable between retracted and extended positions. The dynamic shade includes on-glass layers including a transparent conductor and an insulator or dielectric film, as well as a shutter. The shutter includes a resilient polymer, a conductor, and optional ink. Holes, invisible to the naked eye, may be formed in the polymer. Those holes may be sized, shaped, and arranged to promote summertime solar energy reflection and wintertime solar energy transmission. The conductor may be transparent or opaque. When the conductor is reflective, overcoat layers may be provided to help reduce internal reflection. The polymer may be capable of surviving high-temperature environments and may be colored in some instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Vandal, Jason Blush
  • Patent number: 10795234
    Abstract: A monolithic optical device for light manipulation and control at visible wavelengths includes a device layer deposited on an sacrificial layer deposited on a reflective substrate. The device layer comprises an elastic support structure and nanoscale optical antenna elements, arranged such that the nanoscale optical antenna elements are capable of moving vertically in response to application of an electrostatic potential between the device layer and the reflective substrate. The sacrificial layer joins the elastic support structure to the reflective substrate. The reflective substrate is reflective at optical wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Mark L. Brongersma, Aaron L. Holsteen
  • Patent number: 10795150
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a pixel unit including a plurality of sub-pixels of different colors. Each sub-pixel includes a first transflective layer, a wavelength selective cavity, and a second transflective layer disposed successively along an incident light direction. A height of the wavelength selective cavity of each sub-pixel in the incident light direction is designed so as to select light having a wavelength corresponding to a color of the sub-pixel from light which is incident through the first transflective layer and reflected between the first transflective layer and the second transflective layer, and selected light exits through the second transflective layer. The present disclosure further provides a display substrate and a display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei He, Qing Chang, Lixia Huang, Jian Yang, Xinghua Li
  • Patent number: 10795149
    Abstract: A micromirror device having a cap, a function layer, and a window layer, which are disposed on top of one another and parallel to a main extension plane, the function layer being situated between the cap and the window layer, and a micromirror is patterned out of the function layer. The micromirror device has a stop, which is designed to restrict a deflection of the micromirror in a direction perpendicular to the main extension plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Grutzeck, Peter Sudy, Andreas Finn, Daniel Maier
  • Patent number: 10795151
    Abstract: An encoder of a terahertz (THz)-based absolute positioning system used for decoding patterns from THz-band measurements. The encoder includes a scale with a multi-layer reflective/transmissive structure having a matrix with rows. Each row of the matrix corresponds to a plurality of patterns, such that each pattern is used to form a measurement. An emitter emits a THz waveform to the scale. A receiver is used to measure amplitudes of the THz waveform reflected from the scale. A memory stores data including predetermined positions of the emitter based on the patterns of the layers from the scale. Wherein one or more processors can determine a position of the emitter from the measurements of the amplitudes received by the receiver, based on the stored data. An output interface can be used to render the position of the emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Pu Wang, Haoyu Fu, Philip Orlik, Toshiaki Koike-Akino, Rui Ma, Bingnan Wang
  • Patent number: 10788660
    Abstract: An optical scanning device includes an optical scanner including a mirror that includes a light reflection surface, a driving source that causes the mirror to rotate around a rotation axis passing through the center of the light reflection surface in response to a driving signal, and a piezoelectric sensor that outputs a sensor signal corresponding to a rotational angle of the mirror around the rotation axis; and an impedance conversion circuit that receives the sensor signal from the piezoelectric sensor, performs impedance conversion on the received sensor signal, and outputs the impedance-converted sensor signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoichi Sakaue, Takahiko Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 10788743
    Abstract: The disclosed technology generally relates to displays, and more particularly to display screens configured to display images having a shaped light profile. A display screen comprises a retroreflective display medium configured to display an image by retroreflectively reflecting incident light from a light source. The display screen additionally comprises a light profile shaping medium interposed between the retroreflective display medium and the light source. The light profile shaping medium is configured to shape an intensity distribution of light reflected from the retroreflective display medium prior to displaying the image to a viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: MirraViz, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Wang
  • Patent number: 10786019
    Abstract: A reflective vest assembly includes a front disk that is wearable on a user's chest. The front disk is comprised of a fluorescent material to enhance visibility of the user for drivers in traffic. A back disk is wearable on the user's back. The back disk is comprised of a fluorescent material to enhance visibility of the user for drivers in traffic. A shoulder strap is coupled between each of the front disk and the back disk and the shoulder strap is suspended over each of the user's shoulders. A pair of side straps is each coupled between the front disk and the back disk to securing the front disk against the user's chest and to secure the back disk against the user's back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Mabel Mendoza
  • Patent number: 10768346
    Abstract: An optical beam steering device includes an at least partially optically transparent container having a polygonal reflector therein that is at least partially surrounded within the container by an optically transparent liquid. The polygonal reflector may be configured to have a center of mass, which is equivalent to its geometric center. In addition, the polygonal reflector may be configured so that a difference between an effective density of the polygonal reflector and a density of the optically transparent liquid is preferably less than about 2.1 grams per cubic centimeter. More preferably, the polygonal reflector and the optically transparent liquid may be collectively configured to be neutrally buoyant relative to each other within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Mirada Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Carl Miner, Jonathan King Mapel
  • Patent number: 10761249
    Abstract: A retroreflector includes a regular arrangement of multiple reflective triples of the first type, each having three side surfaces of the first type, which triples stand approximately perpendicular to one another, in pairs, and define a cube corner having an apex, at which the planes spanned by the three side surfaces of the first type intersect. A number of selected triples of the first type each have a recess, in particular a cube-shaped recess in the surface of the related cube corner and/or an elevation, in particular a cube-shaped elevation projecting from the surface of the related cube corner, which forms a triple of the second type, wherein the triples of the second type each have at least three side surfaces of the second type, which stand approximately perpendicular to one another, in pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Hans-Erich Gubela
  • Patent number: 10761404
    Abstract: A privacy shutter selectively covers and exposes a camera lens on a computer device. The privacy shutter has a frame with an aperture and a slider carried by the frame and slidable in the aperture. The slider slides between open and closed positions. The frame has a channel in an outer side of the frame and extending from the aperture to a perimeter of the frame. The channel has an outer opening and an inner cavity slidably receiving the slider therein. The outer opening of the channel exposes the outer surface of the slider in both the closed and opened positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Handstands Promo, LLC
    Inventor: Stefan Leimer
  • Patent number: 10761314
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus may include a planar substrate including a first dimension, a second dimension perpendicular to the first dimension, and a thickness perpendicular to a plane defined by the first dimension and the second dimension. The planar substrate may include material that is transparent to at least one wavelength band of visible light and at least one wavelength band of infrared light. The apparatus may also include a plurality of reflective segments embedded in the planar substrate and distributed along the plane. The face of each reflective segment may be oblique to the plane. In addition, the reflective segments may be transparent to the wavelength band of visible light and at least partially reflective to the wavelength band of infrared light. Various other systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Evan M. Richards, Richard Han Soo Cho
  • Patent number: 10746902
    Abstract: A mirror includes a transparent substrate, at least one metallic reflecting layer and at least one protective paint layer on the back of the mirror. The mirror also includes an overlayer which is a barrier to corrosive elements, such as sulfides and/or chlorides, with a thickness of less than or equal to 6 ?m which is located on the protective layer. The process for the manufacture of such a mirror is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventor: Guillaume Lequippe