Patents Examined by Ryan Howard
  • Patent number: 10191295
    Abstract: A retroreflecting display that enables the formation of a real image in free space includes a first light source that generates a first light output; a first beam splitter module; and a retroreflector module opposite the first light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Looking Glass Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Frayne, Shiu Pong Lee, Tung Yiu Fok, Alexis Hornstein, Albert Hwang, Kyle Appelgate
  • Patent number: 10168610
    Abstract: A projection system includes a light source system for generating a first light beam in a first timing sequence and for generating a second light beam in a second timing sequence, the first light beam comprising a first light and a first compensation light, and the second light beam comprising a second light or comprising the second light and a first compensation light. A light splitting device sequentially divides the first light beam and the second light beam into a light transmitting along a first light path and a light transmitting along a second light path. A first light modulating device modulates the light travelling along the first light path, and a second light modulating device modulates the light travelling along the second light path. The first light or the second light is compensated by the first compensation light to have a wider color gamut of a synthesized color image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Appotronics Corporation Limited
    Inventors: Zuqiang Guo, Zeqin Wang
  • Patent number: 10156732
    Abstract: A laser beam (L50) generated by a laser light source (50) is reflected by a light beam scanning device (60) and irradiated onto a hologram recording medium (45). On the hologram recording medium (45), an image (35) of a scatter plate is recorded as a hologram by using reference light that converges on a scanning origin (B). The light beam scanning device (60) bends the laser beam (L50) at the scanning origin (3) and irradiates the laser beam onto the hologram recording medium (45). At this time, scanning is carried out by changing a bending mode of the laser beam with time so that an irradiation position of the bent laser beam (L60) on the hologram recording medium (45) changes with time. Regardless of an irradiation position of the beam, diffracted light (L45) from the hologram recording medium (45) produces a reproduction image (35) of the scatter is plate on the spatial light modulator (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makio Kurashige, Kazutoshi Ishida, Tomoe Takanokura, Yasuyuki Oyagi
  • Patent number: 10146117
    Abstract: A projection type display apparatus including: an illumination unit that emits a plurality of color lights having a predetermined polarization direction; a plurality of optical path adjustment units that totally reflect the plurality of color lights, respectively; a plurality of optical modulation units that modulates the plurality of color lights totally reflected by the plurality of optical path adjustment units, respectively, to emit a plurality of modulated color lights; a synthesis unit that emits the plurality of modulated color lights emitted from the optical modulation units in a same direction; and a correction unit that is arranged on an optical path between the illumination unit and the synthesis unit and that changes a polarization state of light that entered the correction unit to convert light that is incident on the synthesis unit into linearly polarized light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10148856
    Abstract: A portable teleprompter system, which comprises two sets of transparent reflective sheets with their respective support poles and associated displays, the system comprising a carry-on-sized suitcase that holds the system components and has two separable parts, each one of which is fit to be arranged in a stable manner on a floor, offering an upwards-facing operating face that is provided with at least means for firmly supporting a display; and means for anchoring a pole in such a position that the reflective sheet supported by said pole can reflect the content shown on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Luis Arroyo Martinez
  • Patent number: 10145541
    Abstract: A light converter comprises: a solid-state optical member configured to absorb light of an excitation wavelength and generate light of an emission wavelength; a base; and a mechanical fastener attaching the solid-state optical member to the base. The light converter may be part of a light engine, a phosphor wheel or an automotive headlight. A method of manufacturing such a phosphor wheel is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: MATERION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Louisa Yu, Jie Fan, Xianjiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10146113
    Abstract: A heat transport device having a hydraulic fluid includes: an evaporating unit configured to receive heat from outside and gasify the hydraulic fluid into a gas; a condensing unit configured to liquefy the gas into the hydraulic fluid; and first and second fluid pipes respectively connected to the evaporating unit. The first and second fluid pipes forming an annular flow path with the evaporating unit and the condensing unit. The evaporating unit includes a first porous body which is permeated with the hydraulic fluid by capillary force, and a heat receiving unit configured to receive heat from outside. The heat receiving unit has an accommodation area where the first porous body moves in a first direction. The first fluid pipe is connected to one end side in the first direction of the accommodation area. The second fluid pipe is connected to the other end side of the accommodation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norio Imaoka, Katsuya Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10142600
    Abstract: A display device includes: a projection unit that emits light depending on a first picture signal, the first picture signal including three primary color signals; a display unit that includes a screen, a transmissive liquid crystal panel, and a polarizing plate, the transmissive liquid crystal panel changing a polarizing direction of each of three primary color lights from the projection unit, depending on a second picture signal including three primary color signals; and a display control unit that generates the first picture signal and the second picture signal from an input picture signal including three primary color signals, and that outputs a picture signal for controlling the projection unit based on the first picture signal and controlling the transmissive liquid crystal panel based on the second picture signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryosuke Nakagoshi
  • Patent number: 10139716
    Abstract: The present application discloses a dual-color laser light source and a laser projector. In the laser light source, a light combining component is used to transmit a first blue laser to a fluorescent wheel, and the first blue laser irradiates a green fluorescent region to generate green fluorescence to be reflected to a light collecting component; the light combining component is also used to transmit second blue laser to the light collecting component; the light combining component is also used to reflect a red laser which is emitted by a red laser transmitter and transmitted by the transmission region to the light collecting component. The light path system of the present application is simple and has a small volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignees: HISENSE CO., LTD., HISENSE USA CORPORATION, HISENSE INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Youliang Tian
  • Patent number: 10133170
    Abstract: An air conditioner having a projector and a method for controlling the same output an image to a display plate of the air conditioner and to the periphery of the air conditioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-jeong Kim, Jung-ah Seung, So-young Yun, Ji-yoon Yoon, Mi-young Lee, Seong-ryeol Myeong
  • Patent number: 10133169
    Abstract: A light source optical system includes a micro lens array, a condenser lens unit, and a dichroic surface. In a direction orthogonal to an optical axis in a cross section parallel to a normal of the dichroic surface and the optical axis of the condenser lens unit, a width of the dichroic surface is narrower than a width of the condenser lens unit. A light source optical system satisfies a predetermined conditional expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takehito Kawasumi
  • Patent number: 10133165
    Abstract: According to the present invention, there is provided an optical device comprising, a plurality of light sources each operable to provide a light beam; at least one beam combiner which is operable to combine the light beams from the plurality of light sources, to provide a combined light beam; a beam splitter, which is arranged to receive the combined light beam and to split the combined light beam into a primary light beam and a secondary light beam, wherein one or more characteristics of the secondary light beam are indicative of one or more characteristics of the primary light beam, wherein the beam splitter comprises a first surface through which the primary light beam is emitted from the beam splitter and a second surface through which the secondary light beam is emitted from the beam splitter; a mirror component which comprises a mirror, wherein the mirror component is arranged such that the mirror can reflect the primary light beam which is emitted through the first surface of the beam splitter and whe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicolas Abele, Lucio Kilcher
  • Patent number: 10133160
    Abstract: A portable information device having a projector unit is disclosed. The projector unit includes a chassis, a connection terminal part and a projector part. The chassis includes an attachment part removably attached to an attachment target part disposed on a side surface of the portable information device. The connection terminal part is electrically connected to a terminal of the portable information device when the attachment part is attached to the attachment target part. The projector part is rotatably attached to the chassis so that a direction of projection from a projector lens can be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Kazuo Fujii, Eiji Shinohara, Hideaki Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10120335
    Abstract: A method for displaying a hologram to a variable direction including using circuitry to determine a direction from a holographic projector to a viewer for projecting a hologram to a viewer, and projecting a hologram in the determined direction, in which the projecting the hologram includes reflecting from a same mirror as the determining the direction of the viewer, and the circuitry controls the projecting the hologram to a direction corrected for a difference in direction between a projecting unit and a tracking unit relative to the mirror. Related apparatus and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Real View Imaging Ltd.
    Inventors: Carmel Rotschild, Aviad Kaufman
  • Patent number: 10108080
    Abstract: A projection type display apparatus including: an illumination unit that emits a plurality of color lights having a predetermined polarization direction; a plurality of optical path adjustment units that totally reflect the plurality of color lights, respectively; a plurality of optical modulation units that modulates the plurality of color lights totally reflected by the plurality of optical path adjustment units, respectively, to emit a plurality of modulated color lights; a synthesis unit that emits the plurality of modulated color lights emitted from the optical modulation units in a same direction; and a correction unit that is arranged on an optical path between the illumination unit and the synthesis unit and that changes a polarization state of light that entered the correction unit to convert light that is incident on the synthesis unit into linearly polarized light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10106084
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a vehicle-mounted display system and a vehicle. The vehicle-mounted display system includes a transparent projection screen and a projector configured to project an image onto the transparent projection screen. A first polarizer is attached onto a lens of the projector, and a second polarizer is attached onto the transparent projection screen. The second polarizer has a polarization transmission direction crossing a polarization transmission direction of the first polarizer at such an angle as to enable a light beam from the projector and passing through the first polarizer and the second polarizer to be of an intensity smaller than an intensity of a light beam capable of being recognized by human eyes. The second polarizer has a polarization reflection direction perpendicular to its polarization transmission direction, so as to reflect a light component in the polarization reflection direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xuewen Lv, Jing Su, Yanshun Chen, Wenbo Li, Xinyin Wu
  • Patent number: 10108083
    Abstract: A lighting system is provided for use with a microphone or other object to provide lighting effects during a performance. The lighting system includes light-control device comprising a light source configured to emit a light, a power source, a controller, and a projector configured to project an image onto a face of the user. The controller is advantageously configured to adjust at least one of a property of the image projected, and a property of the light emitted, optionally based on an input via a sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Hooshmand Harooni
  • Patent number: 10108074
    Abstract: An optical engine module includes a casing, a bracket, a light pipe, a cover and a resilient member. The casing has an accommodating space and a baffle, wherein the baffle is located in the accommodating space. A first end of the bracket has at least one first block portion, the bracket is disposed in the accommodating space, and a second end of the bracket is oriented towards the baffle, wherein the first end is opposite to the second end. The light pipe is disposed in the bracket and abuts against the at least one first block portion. The cover is disposed on the second end of the bracket and abuts against the baffle. The resilient member is configured to generate an elastic force to push the bracket towards the baffle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Qisda Corporation
    Inventors: You-Yi Chen, Sheng-Wen Hu, Wen-Chung Ho
  • Patent number: 10095097
    Abstract: A projection-type optical module is provided. More particularly, the projection-type optical module is configured to have a plurality of reflective mirrors and disposed inside a vehicle or a pillar of the vehicle so as to display an image projected from an image module on a wide screen. The projection-type optical module can be disposed in a confined space of the interior of the vehicle, so that the interior space of the vehicle can be efficiently used. Furthermore, the projection-type optical module is configured such that an image refracted in a confined space is prevented from blurring, thus making it possible to display a clear projection image on the screen module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Nak Kyoung Kong, Jong Min Park, Joong Ryoul Lee, Kap Je Sung, Ki Hong Lee, Keon Soo Jin, Jin Ho Hwang, Soon Cheol Choi, Seung Ki Hong, Jae Wook Lee, Chang Joon Seok
  • Patent number: 10092828
    Abstract: The present invention enhances the player's gameplay visual, feedback and other experiences by taking advantage of optical adapters, feedback mechanics, advancements in theatrical audio, frame rate throttle, meta-file object framework for storage and retrieval, calibration advancements, vocal command enhancements, voice object lookups, facial/body scan, color/clothing coordination, party or celebration capabilities, noise cancellation, interactive object placement, heart rate monitor, pan-tilt-zoom camera advances, cooperative gameplay advances and programming advancements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Open Invention Network LLC
    Inventor: Carey Leigh Lotzer