Patents by Inventor Gareth Webb

Gareth Webb 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: 10380714
    Abstract: An ambient animation system, including an image sensor configured to capture an image of an environment outside of a vehicle, a display interface configured to display information to a driver of the vehicle, and a controller in communication with the image sensor and the display interface and configured to generate a virtual spherical lighting object, shape the image to fit around the virtual spherical lighting object, and project a portion of the image fitted around the virtual spherical lighting object onto the display interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gareth Webb, Dustin Garrett, Cary Horvath
  • Patent number: 10331314
    Abstract: A user interface system including a display and a control module. The control module displays a plurality of active tiles in an active area of the display, and displays a plurality of inactive tiles in an inactive area of the display. An inactive tile selected by a user is moved to the active area, and an application associated with the selected tile is activated. An active tile having a priority level that is lower than a priority level of the selected tile is moved to the inactive area. In the active area, the tile having the lower priority level is replaced with the selected tile having the higher priority level. The inactive tiles of the inactive area are arranged in order of decreasing priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gareth Webb
  • Publication number: 20190096029
    Abstract: An ambient animation system, including an image sensor configured to capture an image of an environment outside of a vehicle, a display interface configured to display information to a driver of the vehicle, and a controller in communication with the image sensor and the display interface and configured to generate a virtual spherical lighting object, shape the image to fit around the virtual spherical lighting object, and project a portion of the image fitted around the virtual spherical lighting object onto the display interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Gareth WEBB, Dustin GARRETT, Cary HORVATH
  • Patent number: 10131229
    Abstract: An electronic meter cluster system for a vehicle. The system includes a display screen and a meter control module configured to control the display screen. For example, the meter control module is configured to control the display screen to display a meter for conveying information to a driver of the vehicle, the meter including numerals and a pointer needle. The meter control module arranges the needle relative to the numerals to convey information to the driver. Based on a change in the information being conveyed to the driver, the meter control module is configured to modify at least one of sharpness of the numerals, size of the numerals, one or more colors of the display, brightness of the needle, and length of the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gareth Webb, Dustin Garrett
  • Patent number: 10077993
    Abstract: A pointer for an indicating device includes a conductor. The conductor includes a front portion, a rear portion, and a receiving portion. The rear portion extends from the front portion. The receiving portion extends from the rear portion. The receiving portion is configured to receive light and to conduct the light through the rear portion toward the front portion. The receiving portion has a cutout dented into the receiving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marc Arceo, Gareth Webb, Cary Horvath, Jagadeesh Krishnamurthy, Austin Simpson
  • Publication number: 20180215267
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a meter cluster. The meter cluster includes a first luminous panel and a second luminous panel. The first luminous panel indicates first information. The second luminous panel is arranged in front of the first luminous panel. The second luminous panel indicates second information. Each of the first luminous panel and the second luminous panel has transparency. The first information of the first luminous panel is visible through the second luminous panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Charles JABER, Kazushige HARA, Gareth WEBB
  • Publication number: 20180162225
    Abstract: An electronic meter cluster system for a vehicle. The system includes a display screen and a meter control module configured to control the display screen. For example, the meter control module is configured to control the display screen to display a meter for conveying information to a driver of the vehicle, the meter including numerals and a pointer needle. The meter control module arranges the needle relative to the numerals to convey information to the driver. Based on a change in the information being conveyed to the driver, the meter control module is configured to modify at least one of sharpness of the numerals, size of the numerals, one or more colors of the display, brightness of the needle, and length of the needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Gareth WEBB, Dustin GARRETT
  • Patent number: 9922784
    Abstract: A rotary dial assembly including a dial portion and a base portion. The dial portion has a knob extending from a first side of the dial portion. An outer detent profile and an inner detent profile are on a second side of the dial portion that is opposite to the first side. The inner detent profile is closer to a center of the dial portion than the outer detent profile. The outer detent profile includes a plurality of outer detents, and the inner detent profile includes a plurality of inner detents. The base portion includes an outer detent engaging member movable to selectively engage the outer detent profile, and an inner detent engaging member movable to selectively engage the inner detent profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher Levay, Christopher Guzman, Gareth Webb, Cary Horvath, Marc Arceo, Michael Lozano
  • Patent number: 9878657
    Abstract: A system and method are provided and include a light source projector with a positional actuator mounted on a subject vehicle that projects a laser line on a roadway upon which the subject vehicle is traveling. A controller is in communication with a platoon vehicle traveling in front of or behind the subject vehicle in a platoon and controls the positional actuator to project the laser line on the roadway between the subject vehicle and the at least one platoon vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert William Wunsche, III, Gareth Webb
  • Publication number: 20180005780
    Abstract: A rotary dial assembly including a dial portion and a base portion. The dial portion has a knob extending from a first side of the dial portion. An outer detent profile and an inner detent profile are on a second side of the dial portion that is opposite to the first side. The inner detent profile is closer to a center of the dial portion than the outer detent profile. The outer detent profile includes a plurality of outer detents, and the inner detent profile includes a plurality of inner detents. The base portion includes an outer detent engaging member movable to selectively engage the outer detent profile, and an inner detent engaging member movable to selectively engage the inner detent profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher LEVAY, Christopher GUZMAN, Gareth WEBB, Cary HORVATH, Marc ARCEO, Michael LOZANO
  • Publication number: 20170361763
    Abstract: A system and method are provided and include a light source projector with a positional actuator mounted on a subject vehicle that projects laser lines on a roadway upon which the subject vehicle is traveling. A controller receives steering angle data from a steering system of the subject vehicle, the steering angle data corresponding to a steering angle of the subject vehicle. The controller determines a turning path of the subject vehicle based on the steering angle data and controls the positional actuator to project the laser lines on the roadway to correspond to the determined turning path of the subject vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Gareth WEBB, Marc ARCEO
  • Publication number: 20170361762
    Abstract: A system and method are provided and include a light source projector with a positional actuator mounted on a subject vehicle that projects a laser line on a roadway upon which the subject vehicle is traveling. A controller is in communication with a platoon vehicle traveling in front of or behind the subject vehicle in a platoon and controls the positional actuator to project the laser line on the roadway between the subject vehicle and the at least one platoon vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Robert William WUNSCHE, III, Gareth WEBB
  • Publication number: 20170361767
    Abstract: A system and method are provided and include light source projectors with positional actuators mounted on a subject vehicle. A controller controls the light source projectors and the positional actuators to project at least one laser line on a roadway upon which the subject vehicle is traveling. A location of the at least one laser line corresponds to at least one blind spot alert area of the subject vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Marc ARCEO, Gareth WEBB
  • Patent number: 9845043
    Abstract: A system and method are provided and include a light source projector with a positional actuator mounted on a subject vehicle that projects laser lines on a roadway upon which the subject vehicle is traveling. A controller receives steering angle data from a steering system of the subject vehicle, the steering angle data corresponding to a steering angle of the subject vehicle. The controller determines a turning path of the subject vehicle based on the steering angle data and controls the positional actuator to project the laser lines on the roadway to correspond to the determined turning path of the subject vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Gareth Webb, Marc Arceo
  • Patent number: 9848088
    Abstract: A vehicle communication system including a data communication module (DCM) that, upon detecting that a user's mobile telephone is not present onboard a vehicle, is configured to instruct a telecommunications server to forward calls made to the user's mobile telephone to the DCM of the vehicle. The DCM is further configured to instruct the telecommunications server to connect a telephone call that has been initiated by the user at the vehicle using the DCM of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gareth Webb, Jay Gloomis, Cary Horvath, Marc Arceo, Doua Vang
  • Patent number: 9845046
    Abstract: A system and method are provided and include light source projectors with positional actuators mounted on a subject vehicle. A controller controls the light source projectors and the positional actuators to project at least one laser line on a roadway upon which the subject vehicle is traveling. A location of the at least one laser line corresponds to at least one blind spot alert area of the subject vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Arceo, Gareth Webb
  • Patent number: 9835789
    Abstract: An operational element receives manipulation and moves relative to a base. A light source emits light. A visor is extended from the base and is located on an upper side of the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marc Arceo, Cary Horvath, Gareth Webb
  • Patent number: 9823099
    Abstract: An instrument panel meter including a flexible face and a pointer. The flexible face includes indicators configured to convey information to a user regarding operation of the vehicle. The pointer is beneath the flexible face, and is movable between an inactive position and an active position. In the inactive position, the pointer does not stretch the flexible face. In the active position, the pointer does stretch the flexible face at or proximate to one of the indicators so as to convey information to the user regarding operation of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cary Horvath, Michael Lozano, Marc Arceo, Gareth Webb
  • Patent number: D805971
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Cary Horvath, Martin Nespolo, Justin McBride, Sibu Varughese, Kyle Golsch, Hiroki Matsui, Gareth Webb
  • Patent number: D833350
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Heather Windel, Gareth Webb, Ronald Clogg, Feng Xue, Robert Wunsche, III, Dan Hwang, Ronald Woo