Patents Examined by Sultan Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 10455203
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for controlled shadow casting to increase the perceptual quality of projected content are disclosed. In some examples, an apparatus is to increase a perceptual quality of content projected onto a projection surface. In some examples, the apparatus includes a processor and memory. In some examples, the memory includes computer readable instructions. In some examples, the instructions, when executed, cause the processor to determine a target shutter position for a shutter based on a location of a light source and a location of a projection surface. In some examples, the instructions, when executed, further cause the processor to move the shutter to the target shutter position to cast a shadow onto the projection surface around a portion of content projected onto the projection surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Srenivas Varadarajan, Selvakumar Panneer, Carl S. Marshall
  • Patent number: 10451962
    Abstract: A projection optical system forms an intermediate image at a position conjugate to a reduction side imaging surface, and forms a final image conjugate to the intermediate image on a magnification side imaging surface. The projection optical system includes a convex mirror disposed to be closer to the magnification side than the intermediate image and at least one lens that has a positive or negative refractive power and is disposed in an optical path so as to be closer to the magnification side than the convex mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masaru Amano
  • Patent number: 10451960
    Abstract: A laser light source is disclosed that includes a laser device, a first diffusion element, a fluorescence wheel, and a second diffusion element. The fluorescence wheel emits a fluorescent light when excited by the laser light, and before reaching the fluorescence wheel, the laser light emitted by the laser device is transmitted through the first diffusion element that is fixedly arranged. As the second diffusion plate rotates about its axis, the laser light from the first diffusion element and the fluorescent light from the fluorescence wheel transmit through the second diffusion plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignees: Hisense Co., Ltd., Hisense International Co., Ltd., Hisense USA Corp.
    Inventors: Youliang Tian, Xianrong Liu, Wei Li
  • Patent number: 10444513
    Abstract: A dichroic prism synthesizes display light emitted from a plurality of display panels, and a plate-shaped light guiding section guides the synthesized light to a light-emitting section. In the display light emitted from the respective pixels of the display panel, although a radiation angle of an effective luminous flux which reaches the eye of an observer is large in a direction corresponding to the vertical direction, a range of incident angle of intersecting effective luminous fluxes to the dichroic mirror is small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Yokoyama, Takeshi Koshihara, Kunihiko Yano, Akira Komatsu
  • Patent number: 10444505
    Abstract: A head mounted display device comprising: a light emitting source, an optical waveguide adapted to collect light emitted from the light emitting source and to guide the collected light to the eye of a wearer when the head mounted display device is being worn by the wearer, a controller device adapted to control the emitted spectrum and/or radiance and/or light level emitted by the light emitting source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Denis Rousseau, Denis Cohen Tannoudji, Thierry Villette, Coralie Barrau
  • Patent number: 10444525
    Abstract: A method for producing an optical wedge or prism assembly, including identifying a first prism wedge and a second prism wedge, wherein the first prism wedge includes at least one wedge surface and wherein the second prism wedge includes a wedge surface; indexing the first prism wedge and the second prism wedge such that wedge surfaces of the first prism wedge and the second prism wedge are adjacent to one another; applying an adhesive to adjacent wedge surfaces of the aligned prism wedges; manipulating at least one of the prism wedges relative to the other prism wedge to obtain a desired angle between the outer surfaces of the prism wedges; and allowing the adhesive to cure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: John L. Baker
  • Patent number: 10444523
    Abstract: There is provided a light source device including a first light source configured to emit light in a first wavelength region, a second light source configured to emit light in a second wavelength region different from the first wavelength region, a wavelength conversion unit including a fluorescent material and configured to emit fluorescent emission light in a different wavelength region upon irradiation with the light in the first wavelength region, and a combining unit that has wavelength selectivity to a specific wavelength region corresponding to the second wavelength region and combines the light in the first wavelength region from the first light source, the light in the second wavelength region from the second light source, and the fluorescent emission light which are incident on the combining unit with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinichiro Tajiri
  • Patent number: 10440308
    Abstract: A dynamic display projection lamp of the present invention includes plural projection units fixed to a fixing assembly. The fixing assembly includes a lens holder and a film holder for fixing a film. A plurality of penetrating holes are defined in the lens holder, and clamping grooves for clamping plural lenses of plural lens groups are formed in inner walls defining the penetrating holes. The film holder is fixed in the lens holder or at least a portion of the film holder is inserted between the lenses through an opening of the lens holder. All the projection units disposed in a single row or two rows up and down are fixed by using the lens holder and the film holder. The projection units are allowed to project patterns in sequence by using a controller, thus producing a dynamic pattern projection effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG YUHAO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jun Xi
  • Patent number: 10437139
    Abstract: A projector apparatus includes a projection unit that projects an image, a projection direction variable unit configured to mechanically change a direction of the image to be projected by the projection unit, an acquiring unit that acquires the image projected by the projection unit onto a target of projection, and a control unit that determines a direction of projection to be changed by the projection direction variable unit, based on information on a plurality of projection images acquired by the acquiring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10434947
    Abstract: A vehicle collision avoidance system has a camera disposed on a vehicle and arranged to monitor at least one collision prone region adjacent to the vehicle; a sensor positioned within the vehicle and arranged to determine a driver's head position relative to a designated point in the vehicle; a display disposed in view of the driver and coupled to the camera; and a controller configured to control operation of the sensor, the camera and the display. The controller activates the display and the camera to display the at least one collision prone region adjacent to the vehicle when the sensor detects that the driver's head is beyond a threshold distance from the designated point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Georgios Zafeirakis
  • Patent number: 10437066
    Abstract: An optical element, used as first imaging element, includes a first entry surface and a curved exit surface. A spectacle lens, used as second imaging element, includes a curved second entry surface and a coupling-out section spaced apart therefrom. An imaging optical system images the generated image as a virtual image by guiding the light bundles fed to the optical element via the first entry surface to the curved exit surface, and coupling them from the latter, via the curved second entry surface, into the spectacle lens, in which they are guided to the coupling-out section and coupled out via the coupling-out section to generate the virtual image. To reduce the lateral chromatic aberration in the imaging of the virtual image, the two imaging elements are produced from different materials; one having positive refractive power and the other having negative refractive power for imaging the virtual image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: tooz technologies GmbH
    Inventor: Hans-Juergen Dobschal
  • Patent number: 10429726
    Abstract: An image display apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a first light source module, a second light source module, an output control unit, and an image generation unit. The first light source module emits a first laser light. The second light source module includes a light source unit that emits a second laser light and a phosphor layer that emits visible light by excitation by the second laser light. The output control unit controls outputs of the first laser light and the second laser light on a basis of an average and a dispersion of luminance values in pixels of an input image. The image generation unit generates an image on a basis of the first laser light emitted from the first light source module and the visible light emitted from the second light source module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chiharu Suzuki, Yukihiro Sasazaki, Naoya Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10429654
    Abstract: A virtual reality display apparatus includes at least one display and at least one optical assembly. The display provides an image beam to a left eye or a right eye of a user. The optical assembly is disposed on a transmission path of the image beam and located between the left eye or the right eye of the user and the display. The optical assembly includes at least one Fresnel lens including ring structures surrounding an optical axis thereof. Each of the ring structures includes an effective refraction surface and an optically non-effective surface connected to each other and arranged along a radial direction. A junction of the effective refraction surface and the optically non-effective surface has a round angle. The radius of curvature of the round angles of at least some of the ring structures of the Fresnel lens is smaller than 10 ?m and larger than 0 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Jung Chiu, Wei-Kuo Shih, Yi-Huang Lee, Shih-Ting Huang
  • Patent number: 10423059
    Abstract: To provide a projection-type image display apparatus which projects an image on a dome screen and a dome type screen apparatus for image projection. An image display apparatus 100 includes a dome screen 101, a support body 102 configured to support the dome screen 101 so that the dome screen 101 is rotatable around a horizontal axis, two projectors 103 and 104 and a display control apparatus 105, and a chair 106 on which a viewer sits is provided inside space. By rotating the dome screen 101, it is possible to expand a viewing field in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsushi Nashida, Naomasa Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10422996
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device. The electronic device comprises: a display for displaying virtual reality (VR) content; a detection unit for detecting a distance between the electronic device and at least one from among a user and a terminal device held by the user; and a processor for determining a virtual field of view corresponding to the distance detected by the detection unit, and controlling the display to display a screen including a VR content area corresponding to the virtual field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kyoung-shin Jin
  • Patent number: 10416539
    Abstract: A novel spatial light modulator (SLM) includes a cover glass, and modulation layer, and a plurality of pixel mirrors, and separates unwanted, reflected light from desired, modulated light. In one embodiment, a geometrical relationship exists between the cover glass and the pixel mirrors, such that light that reflects from the cover glass is separated from light that reflects from the pixel mirrors and is transmitted from the SLM. In one example, one of the cover glass or the pixel mirrors is angled with respect to the modulation layer. In another example embodiment, the cover glass has a particular thickness, which introduces destructive interference between light that reflects from the top and bottom surfaces of the cover glass. In another embodiment antireflective coatings are disposed between optical interfaces of the SLM. In another embodiment, light from the SLM is directed through an optical filter to remove unwanted light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Juan P. Pertierra, Martin J. Richards, Barret Lippey
  • Patent number: 10419733
    Abstract: Stereoscopic systems, using active and passive three dimensional (ā€œ3Dā€) projection for creating and displaying interactive, real-time virtual stage sets, are disclosed. In one embodiment, the system uses a plurality of projectors displaying on a plurality of on-set screens, along with at least one computer processor for controlling the projectors and for maintaining, uploading, and streaming various stage set virtual imagery. The system is designed to be fully customizable for use with live stage productions, concerts, entertainment attractions, and similar events. Further, methods for innovatively using stereoscopic 3D projection technology, including both passive and active 3D visuals, in order to create an interactive, virtual environment for stage performers in real-time, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: John B. Virciglio, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10416547
    Abstract: In described examples, one or more devices include: a light source to generate a beam of light; and optics to generate a spot of light in response to the beam of light. A color wheel revolves in a direction of rotation about an axis, so the spot of light illuminates an area of the color wheel. The spot of light has: a first width; and a second width wider than the first width and orthogonal to the first width. The first width is aligned tangential to the direction of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Vikrant R. Bhakta, Steven Paul Krycho
  • Patent number: 10416447
    Abstract: A head up display arrangement for a motor vehicle includes a head up display projector including a lens with a polarizer. The head up display projector emits a linearly polarized light field via the lens. A windshield reflects the light field such that the reflected light field is visible to a human driver of the motor vehicle as a virtual image. The windshield includes an outer plastic layer sandwiched between a half-wave plate and an outer glass layer. An inner plastic layer is sandwiched between the half-wave plate and an inner glass layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
    Inventors: David Kay Lambert, Walter Joseph Nill
  • Patent number: 10416440
    Abstract: A projection system, a light source system and a light source assembly. The light source system includes an excitation light source, a wavelength conversion device, a filter device, a drive device and a first optical assembly. The wavelength conversion device includes at least one wavelength conversion region; the filter device is fixed relative to the wavelength conversion device and includes at least one first filter region. The drive device drives the wavelength conversion device and the filter device, so that the wavelength conversion region and the first filter region synchronously move, and the wavelength conversion region is periodically disposed on a propagation path of excitation light, to wavelength-convert the excitation light into the converted light. The first optical assembly guides the converted light into the first filter region; and the first filter region filters the converted light to improve its color purity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: APPOTRONICS CORPORATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Fei Hu, Yi Li