Patents Examined by Jennifer L. Doak
  • Patent number: 10912404
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an adjustable side rear view mirror assembly for attachment to a vehicle. The mirror assembly includes one or more rotary lock mechanisms which allow the mirror assembly to rotate between a series of designated positions. The mirror assembly includes an interlocking “clam-shell” construction for the mirror housing, as well as reflective mirror members which are laminated to surfaces on the mirror housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: ROSCO, INC.
    Inventors: William Schmidt, Jack N. Perry, II
  • Patent number: 10035459
    Abstract: A rear view mirror assembly having a base portion to be fixed on the motor vehicle and a movable portion attached to the base portion. Said portions can be positioned at least in an operating position and in a folded position and define an interface having teeth for raising and lowering the base portion relative to the movable portion when they are rotated. A biasing mechanism may also be provided for holding the base portion against the movable portion. Contact areas protrude from said teeth that may provide additional resistance against rotation of the movable portion to the base portion through an angle of rotation ? of at least about 10° from the folded position to the operating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: FICO MIRRORS FRANCE S.A.S.
    Inventor: Daniel Louis Millot
  • Patent number: 10001651
    Abstract: A display device includes a first diffraction element configured to diffract image light and a second diffraction element disposed on an optical path between a light source and the first diffraction element. The first and the second diffraction element emit light beams that have highest diffraction efficiencies in one direction when a single wave light enters from directions of normals. If the sum of the number of reflections of light and the number of times of intermediate image generation between the second diffraction element and the first diffraction element is an even number, in the first and the second diffraction element, the directions of the diffraction light having the highest diffraction efficiencies are output when light enters from the directions of the normals are the same with respect to the directions of the normals to the incident planes. If the sum is an odd number, the directions are opposite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Noguchi, Masatoshi Yonekubo
  • Patent number: 9964924
    Abstract: A holographic 3D recording device includes: a photorefractive crystal and a microlens array. The microlens array includes an array face and a side face. The microlens array is provided in a light path from an object to be photographed to the photorefractive crystal such that first light of object emitted through a diffuse reflection of the object to be photographed passes through the array face of the microlens array and becomes second light of object that is emitted to the photorefractive crystal. The photorefractive crystal is configured to receive the second light of object emitted by the microlens array and reference light, respectively, and save therein an interference fringe formed by the reference light and the second light of object. The first light of object and the reference light are coherent light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE CHATANI ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yingli Meng
  • Patent number: 9964757
    Abstract: There is provided a laser scanning microscope apparatus including a first moving part equipped with an objective lens and configured to move the objective lens in a first direction, and a second moving part configured to be movable in a second direction orthogonal to the first moving part and equipped with the first moving part and a reflecting mirror that guides laser light radiated to an observation object and returning light of the observation object in a predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Fukumoto, Masaaki Hara, Yoshiki Okamoto, Koichiro Kishima
  • Patent number: 9964756
    Abstract: An adjustable mirror system, including a flexible mirror configured to change curvature, a shaft coupled to the mirror, a cylinder, wherein the cylinder is configured to receive the shaft and a fluid, and an actuator coupled to the housing, wherein the actuator increases and decreases the pressure of the fluid in the cylinder to drive the shaft and change the curvature of the flexible mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: THUNDER POWER NEW ENERGY VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jia-Wei Ding
  • Patent number: 9931883
    Abstract: An image display according to an embodiment includes a first image-displaying portion that displays first information about a certain object as a first image of object color, and a second image-displaying portion that displays second information about the object as a second image of structural color provided by a relief structure, the relief structure including at least one structure selected from the group consisting of diffraction grating, hologram, and light-scattering structure having an anisotropic light-scattering property. According to an example, the object is a person, and the first image includes a facial image of the person. A labeled article according to another embodiment includes the image display, and a substrate supporting the image display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Gocho, Takayoshi Hayashi, Yasushi Kishimoto, Toshiki Toda, Akira Nagano
  • Patent number: 9916853
    Abstract: A holographic storage layer includes a reflective structure and photosensitive units. The reflective structure is a grid-shaped structure and includes cavities. The photosensitive units are disposed in the cavities, in which each of the photosensitive units is surrounded by the reflective structure. First openings and second openings are defined by the reflective structure, and the photosensitive units are exposed by the first openings and the second openings respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: National Central University
    Inventors: Yeh-Wei Yu, Ching-Cherng Sun
  • Patent number: 9910340
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a cavity with a cavity mode which is coupled to physical systems includes a spherical mirror and a plane mirror. The spherical mirror is provided at a birefringent crystal including the physical systems. The plane mirror is provided at the birefringent crystal opposite to the spherical mirror. The birefringent crystal has a first refractive index to light polarized in a first direction parallel to a polarization direction of the cavity mode on an optical axis of the cavity and a second refractive index to light polarized in a second direction parallel to the optical axis, the second refractive index being different from the first refractive index. A cavity length of the cavity and a mode waist radius of the cavity mode satisfy a specific condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Satoshi Nakamura, Kouichi Ichimura
  • Patent number: 9910271
    Abstract: An actuator device includes a frame, a movable member to rotate about a rotation axis, a reflection member formed on the movable member to reflect a light flux that enters the reflection member, a first deformable member disposed on the frame to support and move the movable member, at least one first driver to deform the first deformable member, a detection-use line formed on the first deformable member and on the movable member to allow an electric current, and a light shield unit disposed at least one of a light incident side and a light exit side of the reflection member. The light shield unit blocks at least one of an entry of the light flux to the reflection member and an exit of the light flux from the reflection member when the detection-use line is damaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomofumi Kitazawa, Kazuhiko Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 9904143
    Abstract: Provided is a hologram display apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention. The hologram display apparatus includes: a detector configured to detect a position of a viewer; and a spatial light modulation panel that modulates a light to display a hologram. Further, a grade is determined on the basis of the detected position of the viewer. An optical path switching unit refracts the light from the spatial light modulation panel with the determined grade. A laser source of the hologram display apparatus generates the light with a compensated output on the basis of the grade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: JuSeong Park, DongYeon Kim
  • Patent number: 9895853
    Abstract: A holographic storage layer includes a reflective structure and photosensitive units. The reflective structure is a grid-shaped structure and includes cavities. The photosensitive units are disposed in the cavities, in which each of the photosensitive units is surrounded by the reflective structure. First openings and second openings are defined by the reflective structure, and the photosensitive units are exposed by the first openings and the second openings respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: National Central University
    Inventors: Yeh-Wei Yu, Ching-Cherng Sun
  • Patent number: 9869880
    Abstract: An illumination device includes an optical element including a hologram recording medium capable of diffusing a coherent light beam, the hologram recording medium comprising a plurality of regions, each region diffusing a coherent light beam to an illuminated region corresponding to that region, and an irradiation device configured to irradiate the optical element with the coherent light beam so as to allow the coherent light beam to scan the hologram recording medium. The coherent light beam incident to a position existing in each region of the hologram recording medium is diffused to an entire region of the illuminated region corresponding to the region in order to illuminate the entire region of the illuminated region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makio Kurashige, Kazutoshi Ishida, Tomoe Takanokura, Yasuyuki Ooyagi
  • Patent number: 9851568
    Abstract: A retinal display projection device comprising a micro-projection component (2) arranged for projecting an image directly onto the retina of a user wearing the device, characterized in that said micro-projection component is arranged for projecting an image outside of the normal field of view of said user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventor: Olivier Theytaz
  • Patent number: 9829702
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adjustable, deformable mirror for compensating irregularities of a beam with a mirror element for reflecting incident rays of the beam, a base body for securing the mirror element and at least one actuating element for applying forces to the mirror element, wherein the mirror element is a planar element with a thickness of at least 1 mm, and the actuating element is a lever mechanism with lever elements. The invention also relates to a method for compensating irregularities of a beam as well as an optical arrangement with a mirror according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: JENOPTIK Optical Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Torsten Erbe, Jan Werschnik
  • Patent number: 9823454
    Abstract: A scalable parabolic or disc shaped mirror, that is formed and maintained by inflating, with air or inert gas, a rigid polymer membrane envelope, that is pre-formed, and such that when inflated, forms this parabolic or disc shape, governed by a center supporting pole, and ring around circumference of the mirror. The top half of the ballooned envelope is made of a clear transparent membrane through which the sun's rays pass through and on to the lower inner lower surface, which is coated with reflective surface. The balloon is skewered through the middle of each membrane, and clamped with flanges to hermetically seal the envelope. The pole or center structure is anchored and hinged at the base so the Pneumatic Mirror can be articulated to face towards the sun, thus focussing the energy to whatever device is at the focal point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Arthur Ira Rosen
  • Patent number: 9823464
    Abstract: An optical module includes a mirror unit including a mirror holder and a mirror on the mirror holder, the mirror holding including a first plate; a center guide supporting the mirror unit; and an actuator configured to rotate the mirror unit about a rotation axis. The actuator includes a first actuator at the first plate and second and third actuators at second and third plates, respectively, and spaced from each other in a direction parallel to the rotation axis, and the first actuator is configured to be acted upon by the second and third actuators to rotate the mirror unit about the rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyubum Kim, Seungho Myoung, Jekil Ryu, Wonhee Oh
  • Patent number: 9804313
    Abstract: Provided is a method capable of producing a retardation film being excellent in axial accuracy, showing small changes in retardation and dimensions at the time of its heating, and having a slow axis in an oblique direction with high production efficiency. The production method for a retardation film of the present invention includes: holding left and right end portions of a film with left and right variable pitch-type clips configured to have clip pitches changing in a longitudinal direction, respectively; preheating the film; causing the clip pitches of the left and right clips to each independently change to obliquely stretch the film; reducing the clip pitches of the left and right clips to shrink the film in the longitudinal direction; and releasing the film from being held with the clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Shimizu, Satoshi Hirata, Seiji Kondo, Nao Murakami
  • Patent number: 9804563
    Abstract: An apparatus and method to produce a hologram of an object includes an electromagnetic radiation assembly configured to receive a received electromagnetic radiation, such as light, from the object. The electromagnetic radiation assembly is further configured to diffract the received electromagnetic radiation and transmit a diffracted electromagnetic radiation. An image capture assembly is configured to capture an image of the diffracted electromagnetic radiation and produce the hologram of the object from the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: CELLOPTIC, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Rosen, Gary Brooker
  • Patent number: 9778461
    Abstract: A head-up display device is for projecting display light onto a projection member. The head-up display device includes a display, a reflecting member, an outside light prevention portion, and a state controller. The display emits the display light. The reflecting member reflects the display light emitted from the display in a reflection direction to project the display light onto the projection member. The outside light prevention portion changes between an entering state in which outside light is able to enter the display and a preventing state in which outside light is prevented from entering the display. The state controller controls the outside light prevention portion to be (i) in the entering state when the display light is projected onto the projection member and (ii) in the preventing state when the display light is not projected onto the projection member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Sakai, Hiroshi Ando