Patents by Inventor Fabrice Henon

Fabrice Henon has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10394025
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a head-up display device comprising a pivoting and/or tilting combiner system, a projector system capable of generating information to be viewed, a mechanical actuation and drive system, a housing including a compartment and a fixed cover. The fixed cover includes a contact and sealing edge, and the device further includes a movable cover being mounted, preferably removable, on the support. The resultant device forms a contact seal preventing the passage of dust and other foreign elements between said contact and sealing edge and the movable cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC
    Inventors: Fabrice Henon, Olivier Luneau, David Renaudin
  • Publication number: 20190219823
    Abstract: A head-up display system for a vehicle including a picture generating unit for projecting information. A mirror is rotatably connected to a housing for reflecting the information from the picture generating unit toward a combiner panel. A first mirror leg extends from the mirror along a first axis and a second mirror leg extends from the mirror opposite the first mirror leg along a second axis. A first ball joint assembly pivotably connects the first mirror leg to the housing and a second ball joint assembly pivotably connects the second mirror leg to the housing, each for preventing misalignment of the mirror. At least one of the first and second mirror legs are translatable along the first or second axis relative to the housing. A first bearing is rotatably connects the first leg to the housing and a second bearing rotatably connects the second leg to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Fabrice HENON, David Renaudin, Thierry Acas
  • Publication number: 20190187466
    Abstract: A system and method for canceling vibrations in a head-up display device displaying a projected image superimposed over a field of view of a driver of a vehicle includes a mounting plate fixed to the vehicle and supporting a combiner panel while allowing the combiner panel to be rotated about a rotation axis. An image source generates a signal corresponding to the projected image, which is then projected upon the combiner panel by a picture generating unit. A rotation sensor measures rotation of the combiner panel and causes a displacement compensation controller to shift the projected image to offset displacement caused by vibration which would otherwise cause the projected image to appear to move. In this way, unwanted movement of the projected image caused by vibration is effectively cancelled-out. Alternative arrangements of components of the system are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: FABRICE HENON, SEBASTIEN HERVY, DAVID RENAUDIN
  • Patent number: 10324289
    Abstract: A system and method for canceling vibrations in a head-up display device displaying a projected image superimposed over a field of view of a driver of a vehicle includes a mounting plate fixed to the vehicle and supporting a combiner panel while allowing the combiner panel to be rotated about a rotation axis. An image source generates a signal corresponding to the projected image, which is then projected upon the combiner panel by a picture generating unit. A rotation sensor measures rotation of the combiner panel and causes a displacement compensation controller to shift the projected image to offset displacement caused by vibration which would otherwise cause the projected image to appear to move. In this way, unwanted movement of the projected image caused by vibration is effectively cancelled-out. Alternative arrangements of components of the system are disclosed. A method for vibration cancellation in a HUD device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, INC.
    Inventors: Fabrice Henon, Sebastien Hervy, David Renaudin
  • Patent number: 10317675
    Abstract: A display device for a motor vehicle includes: a projection module fix generating an image for a projection in a direction of gaze of a user of the display device along an optical path; a reflection and/or display element; a support element for the reflection and/or display element; and a holding element, configured such that the reflection and/or display element is held, without deformation of the reflection and/or display element, between the support element and the holding element and in a fixed position relative to the support element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS SAS
    Inventors: Yves Lambert, Giany Pitte, Sebastien Hervy, Vincent Duquesne, Fabrice Henon
  • Patent number: 10254461
    Abstract: A display unit for mounting in a vehicle may include an image generator, a display member, and a light source. The display member may be configured to move from a non-operational position to an operational position such that the display member is positioned to reflect light from the image generator in the operational position. The display member also includes an edge configured to refract light and/or otherwise be illuminated. The light source may be configured to emit light to illuminate at least a portion of the edge of the display member. In some implementations, the light source may move when the display member is moved from the non-operational position to the operational position. In other implementations, the light source may be stationary. The display unit may also include a light guide to guide the light emitted by the light source to illuminate the edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics SAS
    Inventors: Fabrice Henon, Yves Lambert, Nicolas Louvieaux, Hirokatsu Nakajima, Ulf K. Langkamp, Brook R. Burg, Jonathan M. Frens
  • Patent number: 10165237
    Abstract: A head-up display far projecting visual information onto a screen includes: a projector, comprising a light source and a light modulation device for generating the visual information. The projector further includes a global radiator for cooling the projector. The projector is arranged adjacent to a kinematic device. The global radiator includes at least partially a material having a thermal conductivity greater than 100 W/(mK).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS SAS
    Inventors: Fabrice Henon, Yves Lambert, Nicolas Louvieaux, Shenol Hasan, Dimitar Andreev
  • Publication number: 20180259772
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a head-up display device comprising a pivoting and/or tilting combiner system, a projector system capable of generating information to be viewed, a mechanical actuation and drive system, a housing including a compartment and a fixed cover. The fixed cover includes a contact and sealing edge, and the device further includes a movable cover being mounted, preferably removable, on the support. The resultant device forms a contact seal preventing the passage of dust and other foreign elements between said contact and sealing edge and the movable cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Fabrice Henon, Olivier Luneau, David Renaudin
  • Publication number: 20180136464
    Abstract: A display device for a motor vehicle includes: a projection module fix generating an image for a projection in a direction of gaze of a user of the display device along an optical path; a reflection and/or display element; a support element for the reflection and/or display element; and a holding element, configured such that the reflection and/or display element is held, without deformation of the reflection and/or display element, between the support element and the holding element and in a fixed position relative to the support element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: JOHNSON CONTROLS AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS SAS
    Inventors: Yves LAMBERT, Giany PITTE, Sebastien HERVY, Vincent DUQUESNE, Fabrice HENON
  • Patent number: 9829353
    Abstract: An instrument panel for a motor vehicle includes: a display area including a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion. The first portion is located in a first main plane of extension. The second portion is located in a second main plane of extension. The second main plane of extension is positioned relative to the first main plane of extension with respect to a user of the instrument panel such that the second portion of the display area is positioned further from a normal position of the eyes of the user relative to the first portion of the display area. The instrument panel further includes an optical conductor, the optical conductor including a first part and a second part. At least part of the second portion and/or at least part of the third portion of the display area is illuminated by the second part of the optical conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS SAS
    Inventors: Fabrice Henon, Yahia Hammiche, Boyan Tzankov
  • Publication number: 20170059866
    Abstract: A display device for a motor vehicle includes: a projection module, configured to generate an image for projection in a normal direction of view of a user of the display device in an optical path; a reflector and/or display, configured to be displaced between a rest position and at least one display position by a support, wherein the rest position of the reflector and/or display corresponds to a rest positioning state of the support, and wherein the at least one display position corresponds to a display positioning state of the support and a housing, wherein the reflector and/or display and the support are positioned inside the housing in the rest position and the rest positioning state, and at least partially, outside the housing in the at least one display position. The housing comprises a service opening and a service cover, the service cover covering the service opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Fabrice HENON, Yves LAMBERT, Nicolas LOUVIEAUX
  • Publication number: 20170038586
    Abstract: A head-up display for projecting visual information onto a screen includes: a projector for generating the visual information; and a mirror for forwarding the generated visual information to the screen. The projector and/or the mirror are fixedly connected to a non-transparent panel so as to provide a fixed relative orientation between the projector and the mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: JOHNSON CONTROLS AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS SAS
    Inventors: Fabrice HENON, Yves LAMBERT, Nicolas LOUVIEAUX, Shenol HASAN, Dimitar ANDREEV
  • Publication number: 20170034487
    Abstract: A head-up display far projecting visual information onto a screen includes: a projector, comprising a light source and a light modulation device for generating the visual information. The projector further includes a global radiator for cooling the projector. The projector is arranged adjacent to a kinematic device. The global radiator includes at least partially a material having a thermal conductivity greater than 100 W/(mK).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Fabrice HENON, Yves LAMBERT, Nicolas LOUVIEAUX, Shenol HASAN, Dimitar ANDREEV
  • Patent number: 9500502
    Abstract: A display instrument with an indicating scale, includes a pointer element, and a cover element. The pointer element is formed as a two-piece component including a pointer tip and a body, whereby the pointer tip is arranged in such a manner that it is pivotable and/or rotatable with respect to the body. A method of assembling a display instrument is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics SAS
    Inventors: Fabrice Henon, Boyan Tzankov, Georgi Kolimechkov
  • Publication number: 20160288705
    Abstract: A display unit for mounting in a vehicle may include an image generator, a display member, and a light source. The display member may be configured to move from a non-operational position to an operational position such that the display member is positioned to reflect light from the image generator in the operational position. The display member also includes an edge configured to refract light and/or otherwise be illuminated. The light source may be configured to emit light to illuminate at least a portion of the edge of the display member. In some implementations, the light source may move when the display member is moved from the non-operational position to the operational position. In other implementations, the light source may be stationary. The display unit may also include a light guide to guide the light emitted by the light source to illuminate the edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics SAS
    Inventors: Fabrice Henon, Yves Lambert, Nicolas Louvieaux, Hirokatsu Nakajima, Ulf K. Langkamp, Brook R. Burg, Jonathan M. Frens
  • Patent number: 9368048
    Abstract: The invention relates to a display device, to a backlighting element, and to a method of manufacturing a backlighting element and a display device, the display device comprising a display element, the display element being backlit using a light source, a backlighting element being provided to backlight the display element, the backlighting element comprising a light guide part providing the light guide functionality, the backlighting element comprising a reflective element part, the light guide part of the backlighting element and the reflective element part being functionally combined with one another, the reflective element part and the light guide part of the backlighting element being joined, during the manufacture of the backlighting element, to form a single component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventors: Benoit Box, Fabrice Henon, Andre Mendiboure, Bernard Guillet
  • Patent number: 9358923
    Abstract: A dashboard for automobiles includes at least one display area including a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is located in a first extension plane while the second portion is located in a second extension plane. The second extension plane is parallel to the first extension plane and is offset relative to the first extension plane in the direction of the user of the dashboard such that the second portion forms a diaphragm opening at least partially around the first portion, and the first portion is located in a central area of the dashboard. The dashboard includes a light source, and the display area comprises a frame member for defining the first portion, wherein the light source comprises a first portion for backlighting the first portion, as well as a second portion in which the light source extends beyond the first portion of the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventors: Fabrice Henon, Benoit Box
  • Publication number: 20150308868
    Abstract: An instrument panel for a motor vehicle includes: a display area including a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion. The first portion is located in a first main plane of extension, The second portion is located in a second main plane of extension, The second main plane of extension is positioned relative to the first main plane of extension with respect to a user of the instrument panel such that the second portion of the display area is positioned further from a normal position of the eyes of the user relative to the first portion of the display area. The instrument panel further includes an optical conductor, the optical conductor including a first part and a second part. At least part of the second portion and/or at least part of the third portion of the display area is illuminated by the second part of the optical conductor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Inventors: Fabrice HENON, Yahia HAMMICHE, Boyan TZANKOV
  • Publication number: 20140360424
    Abstract: A display instrument with an indicating scale, includes a pointer element, and a cover element. The pointer element is formed as a two-piece component including a pointer tip and a body, whereby the pointer tip is arranged in such a manner that it is pivotable and/or rotatable with respect to the body. A method of assembling a display instrument is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Fabrice Henon, Boyan Tzankov, Georgi Kolimechkov
  • Publication number: 20140168570
    Abstract: The invention relates to a display device, to a backlighting element, and to a method of manufacturing a backlighting element and a display device, the display device comprising a display element, the display element being backlit using a light source, a backlighting element being provided to backlight the display element, the backlighting element comprising a light guide part providing the light guide functionality, the backlighting element comprising a reflective element part, the light guide part of the backlighting element and the reflective element part being functionally combined with one another, the reflective element part and the light guide part of the backlighting element being joined, during the manufacture of the backlighting element, to form a single component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics SAS
    Inventors: Benoit Box, Fabrice Henon, Andre Mendiboure, Bernard Guillet