Patents Examined by Sultan Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 10928720
    Abstract: A projection optical system is a projection optical system for projecting an image in an image display element on a projection target surface in an enlarged manner, and includes a transmissive optical system and a reflection optical system. The transmissive optical system includes a plurality of lenses and an aperture diaphragm. The reflection optical system includes a first reflecting surface that reflects light emitted from the transmissive optical system and a second reflecting surface that reflects light emitted from the first reflecting surface. A principal ray of the reference rays is a ray passing through a center of the aperture diaphragm among the reference rays. Local power of the first reflecting surface at a position where the principal ray enters the first reflecting surface is larger than local power of the second reflecting surface at a position where the principal ray enters the second reflecting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuneo Uchida, Katsu Yamada
  • Patent number: 10921694
    Abstract: A wall controller is provided. The wall controller includes a projection screen arranged to project a digital image onto the projection screen from the projector, wherein the projector has an optical axis that is non-orthogonal to the projection screen. The wall controller includes a housing having the projection screen mounted thereto. A housing is dimensioned to fit a second end of the housing through an aperture in a first wall, fit the second end into a wall space between the first wall and a second wall, and fit a majority of the first end of the housing into the aperture until the projection screen is parallel to a surface of the first wall. The aperture dimensioned to fit the first end of the housing or the front portion of the projection screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: KINESTRAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC
    Inventors: Antoine Dubois, John Bogdan, Paul Nagel, Craig Henricksen, Stephen Coffin, Wally Barnum
  • Patent number: 10921704
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method for controlling a projection content and an electronic device. The method includes: controlling a projector to project a display content on a projection plane; obtaining a display range of the display content on the projection plane; detecting a light spot on the projection plane; and adjusting the display content based on a movement condition of the light spot with respect to the display range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Yi-Fang Yang, Chien Huang, Keng-Hsien Yang
  • Patent number: 10915010
    Abstract: Described examples include a projection system having projection optics with a projection optics axis tilted from an axis perpendicular to an image target, the projection optics configured to project an image. The projection system also having an image source, the image source configured to provide the image, the image source having an offset from the projection optics axis, a plane of the image source having an angle from perpendicular to the projection optics axis such that a projected image from the image source projected by the projection optics is focused onto the image target along an extent of the projected image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Alexander Lyubarsky, John Marshall Ferri
  • Patent number: 10908485
    Abstract: An optical element adjusting device includes an outer frame; an inner frame framing an optical element and disposed in the outer frame; a first adjusting structure, including a first adjusting part connected to one of two opposite outer sides of the inner frame, and movably disposed through the outer frame; and a second adjusting structure, including a through channel formed in the outer frame and having connected first and second sub-channels, a second adjusting part connected to the other outer side and movably disposed in the first sub-channel, an adjusting element movably disposed in the second sub-channel, and a rolling element disposed in the through channel and between the second adjusting part and the adjusting element. The position of the optical element can be adjusted by rotating the rolling element through the adjusting element. An electronic device including the optical element adjusting device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Hao Wang, Chia-Jun Chen
  • Patent number: 10901307
    Abstract: A projector including a plurality of laser light sources and a projection engine fitted at the inlet with an integrating tunnel in which these laser light sources are connected in an offset manner to the projection engine through a bundle of optical fibres including a plurality of inlets and a single outlet, the bundle of fibres being fused at each of the inlets and the single outlet to eliminate the inter-fibre spaces therefrom, the inlets, fused in this way, of the bundle of fibres, being disposed at the focal planes of the outputs of the laser light sources and the single outlet, fused in this way, of the bundle of fibres, being placed in direct contact with the integrating tunnel via a homogenising plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: XYZED
    Inventor: Maurice Rebiffe
  • Patent number: 10904500
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a determination unit that acquires a first detection result and a second detection result. The first detection result indicates information regarding at least one of a position and an orientation of a projection unit. The projection unit causes display information to be displayed by projecting the display information onto a projection plane. The second detection result indicates a spatial positional relationship between the projection unit and the projection plane. The information processing apparatus further includes a control unit that controls an operation of the projection unit on a basis of the first detection result and the second detection result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Reiichi Sato
  • Patent number: 10902361
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a projection system in which images are projected onto a surface at close proximity to the surface. The projection systems comprise a projection portion, an attachment portion, and a stand. The systems can further comprise a film that is placed onto the surface where the image will be projected. Methods are also disclosed for the use of such systems to attain a desired behavior in an individual such as a child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: 3BD Designs LLC
    Inventors: Paul Doherty, Chuck Salvo
  • Patent number: 10901170
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image projection device is provided. The image projection device includes an opto-mechanical module, a projection lens, and a lens adjusting mechanism. The opto-mechanical module is used for generating an image light. The projection lens is located on the path of the image light. The lens adjusting mechanism includes an outer ring rotating member, a transmission strip, a first fastener, and a driving mechanism. The outer ring rotating member is disposed on the projection lens, and the outer ring rotating member is used to drive the projection lens to rotate along an axis. The transmission strip surrounds the outer ring rotating member on the projection lens. The first fastener is fixedly connected to the transmission strip and the outer ring rotating member. The driving mechanism is connected to the transmission strip to drive the transmission strip and the outer ring rotating member to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Qisda Corporation
    Inventor: Chin-Kuei Lee
  • Patent number: 10899272
    Abstract: A vehicle light module, a headlight assembly, and a method for communicating information are provided. The vehicle light module includes a panel having a transparent state and an opaque state; and a projector operable to project a visual representation toward the panel. The visual representation is displayed on the panel when in an opaque state and on a second surface when in a transparent state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Shivi Singh, John Orisich
  • Patent number: 10898035
    Abstract: Paper towel dispensers having projection systems, systems including such paper towel dispensers, and methods for operating such paper towel dispensers are disclosed. A paper towel dispenser having a projection system comprises a paper towel holder configured to securely retain a supply of paper towel during use of the paper towel dispenser, and a dispensing mechanism configured to cause a portion of paper towel to be dispensed out of the paper towel dispenser. The paper towel dispenser also includes a projector configured to emit a quantity of light that strikes the portion of paper towel to create a projected image on the portion of paper towel when the portion of paper towel is dispensed out of the paper towel dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Darren Carl McIntosh
  • Patent number: 10884330
    Abstract: A light source apparatus according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes a substrate having a first surface, a frame, a lid with which the frame is provided, a light emitter that is accommodated in an accommodation space, a wavelength converter that is provided at the substrate, is accommodated in the accommodation space, converts first light emitted from the light emitter into second light having a wavelength different from the wavelength of the first light, and outputs the second light, and a first optical film that is provided in the light path between the light emitter and the wavelength converter, transmits one of the first light and the second light, and reflects the other one of the first light and the second light, and the light emitter emits the first light in such a way that the chief ray of the first light travels along the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Shimizu, Wataru Yasumatsu
  • Patent number: 10876707
    Abstract: A pattern projection device includes a matric-type light source, an image lens and a lampshade. The matric-type light source is composed of a plurality of light-emitting elements for emitting image light with a pattern. The image lens is located downstream of optical path of the matric-type light source, and the image lens includes a lens with refractive power and an anamorphic optical element. The lampshade is located downstream of the optical path of the anamorphic optical element. The anamorphic optical element is selected from the group consisting of a cylindrical lens, a biconic lens, a lenticular lens, a wedge lens, a wedge plate or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Young Optics Inc.
    Inventor: S-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 10873730
    Abstract: A cooling system for controlling the temperature of a light valve of a projection system, the light valve being illuminated by a light source, the cooling system including a first sensor for measuring a first temperature of a first part of the light valve, at least one active heating and/or cooling device to transfer heat between the light valve and a heat source and/or sink, a controller for controlling the temperature of the light valve with the at least one active heating and/or cooling device according to the first temperature with respect to a reference temperature. The cooling system further includes a sensor for determining the amount of light absorbed by the light valve, and where the controller is further configured to control the active heating and/or cooling device based on the amount of light absorbed by the light valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: BARCO N.V.
    Inventors: Bart Cecile Pieter Malfait, Simon Cleenewerck-De-Crayencour
  • Patent number: 10871686
    Abstract: The display includes a liquid-crystal panel, a heat-transfer member, and a light-diffusion structure. The liquid-crystal panel includes a display screen. The heat-transfer member is light-transmissive. The heat-transfer member is on an opposite side of the liquid-crystal panel from the display screen. The light-diffusion structure is between the liquid-crystal panel and the heat-transfer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takato Hada, Takahiro Akiyoshi, Hiroki Hara, Keiji Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10864765
    Abstract: An autograph support device includes a supporting member that supports an image carrier having a planar image display surface such that the image display surface that displays a mirror image of an image displayed on a planar writing surface is located above the writing surface of a writing medium having the planar writing surface; and a half mirror that is disposed between the writing surface and the image display surface and has a mirror surface facing the image display surface . The image display surface and the writing surface are disposed at an equal optical distance from the mirror surface of the half mirror interposed therebetween. A writing surface lighting fixture that radiates light from the mirror surface side toward the writing surface side to illuminate the writing surface is provided on the writing surface side from the mirror surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Sano, Masayuki Naya
  • Patent number: 10866502
    Abstract: The problem of 3D panel display systems either (a) requiring special glasses to separate left and right viewing images, or (b) having auto-stereoscopic 3D with compromised fidelity, is solved by providing a projection three dimensional (3D) display system for providing glass-free, 3D display to a plurality of viewing volumetric pairs (VVAs) in space corresponding to a hypothetical plurality of viewers' eye aperture pairs, the projection 3D display system comprising: (a) a dual-image projector configured to project both a left viewing tri-color image and a right viewing tri-color image; and (b) means for (1) receiving a tri-color mixed input beam encompassing the left and right viewing tri-color images, (2) multiplying the tri-color mixed input beam into a plurality of tri-color mixed output beams, and (3) focusing the plurality of tri-color mixed beams for viewing at the VVAs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Duan-Jun Chen, Jason Chen
  • Patent number: 10859895
    Abstract: A projector apparatus that can effectively reduce bending of a base plate supporting a lens shifting unit thereon and facilitates replacement of unit parts in the event of a failure is provided. The projector apparatus includes: a base plate attached inside a projector body; a lens supporting unit attached to the base plate and supporting a projection lens so as to be movable relative to the base plate; guiding mechanisms for guiding the lens supporting unit so as to be freely movable in a horizontal direction and a normal direction relative to the base plate; and fixing devices which fix the base plate to the projector body. The fixing devices include a plurality of first fixing devices provided at a peripheral edge of the base plate, and second fixing devices provided on an inner side of the plurality of first fixing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignees: THK CO., LTD., NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventors: Marie Shimamura, Jun Hirota, Hajime Fukushima, Kunitaka Furuichi
  • Patent number: 10859896
    Abstract: A lens adjustment mechanism according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a base section; a lens holding section that holds a lens having an optical axis in a Z-axis direction; an intermediate member disposed between the base section and the lens holding section; a first rotating cam that is disposed between the base section and the intermediate member, and is rotated about an optical axis of the lens; and a second rotating cam that is disposed between the intermediate member and the lens holding section, and is rotated about the optical axis of the lens. The intermediate member moves in a Y-axis direction together with the lens holding section during rotation of the first rotating cam, and restricts movement in the Y-axis direction of the lens holding section during rotation of the second rotating cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiro Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10859897
    Abstract: A projection device includes a light source module for emitting an illumination beam, an optical engine module for receiving the illumination beam and forming an image beam, and a projection lens for receiving and projecting the image beam to an outside of the projection device. The optical engine module includes first and second shells coupled in a first direction, an elastic sealing member and electronic components. The shells form an accommodation space in which the electronic components are disposed. The elastic sealing member has opposite first and second surfaces. The first surface has an engagement groove in which a portion of the first shell is engaged. The second shell abuts against the second surface. Signal transmission components of the electronic components are disposed through the elastic sealing member to pass through the shells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Yi-Chang Chen, Chien-Chung Liao