Patents by Inventor Johan Zandén

Johan Zandén 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).

  • Publication number: 20190025594
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates devices and a method for monitoring a display image (2) in a transparent optical projection display. They disclose a display image monitor (1) comprising a fiber optic face plate (4) and an image sensor (5). The fiber optic face plate (4) comprises a first surface (4a) with optic fiber ends and a second surface (4b) with corresponding optic fiber ends and transfers light from the first surface (4a) to the second surface (4b) through the optic fibers, wherein the first surface abuts against a part (2a) of the display image (2) at a focused image plane (2b) and thus the light of the part of the display image enters the optic fiber ends and wherein the second surface is arranged to direct the part of the display image to the image sensor, thereby transferring the part of the display image to the image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Anna-Karin Holmer, Johan Zanden, Stefan Andersson
  • Patent number: 9470891
    Abstract: A head-up display system for facilitating the use of night vision goggles for a person in a vehicle during night vision conditions, the system comprising a light source for providing light to an image source arranged to project an image on a semi-transparent combiner mirror arranged to superimpose the projected image onto a view of the environment in front of the vehicle. The system also comprises a first and a second light source for alternatively providing light to the image source; the first light source being arranged to emit light of a first color in a first light emission spectrum, perceived as green, and to be used during daylight conditions, and the second light source being arranged to emit light of a second color in a second light emission spectrum, perceived as yellow or orange, and to be used during night vision conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Stefan Andersson, Arnold Fredriksson, Johan Zanden
  • Publication number: 20160116736
    Abstract: A head-up display system for a vehicle facilitating the use of night vision goggles for a person in the vehicle during night vision conditions, the system comprising a light source for providing light to an image source, which image source is arranged to project an image on a semi-transparent combiner mirror; the combiner mirror being arranged to superimpose the projected image onto a view of the environment in front of the vehicle by transmitting light rays from the environment and at the same time reflecting the projected image towards the eyes of an observer wherein the system comprises a first and a second light source for alternatively providing light to the image source; the first light source being arranged to emit light of a first colour to be used during daylight conditions, and the second light source being arranged to emit light of a second colour to be used during night vision conditions, wherein the first colour is in a first light emission spectrum and perceived as green and the second colour is
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Applicant: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Stefan Andersson, Arnold Fredriksson, Johan Zanden
  • Patent number: 8730581
    Abstract: A head-up display system for a vehicle facilitating the use of night vision goggles for a person in the vehicle during night vision conditions. The system includes a light source for providing light to an image source. The image source is arranged to project an image on a semi-transparent combiner mirror. The combiner mirror is arranged to superimpose the projected image onto a view of the environment in front of the vehicle by transmitting light rays from the environment and at the same time reflecting the projected image towards the eyes of an observer. The system includes a first and a second light source for alternatively providing light to the image source. The first light source is arranged to emit light of a first color to be used during daylight conditions, and the second light source is arranged to emit light of a second color to be used during night vision conditions, wherein the second color is mainly yellow or mainly orange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Peter Schön, Johan Zandén, Stefan Andersson
  • Publication number: 20140098425
    Abstract: A head-up display system for a vehicle facilitating the use of night vision goggles for a person in the vehicle during night vision conditions. The system includes a light source for providing light to an image source. The image source is arranged to project an image on a semi-transparent combiner mirror. The combiner mirror is arranged to superimpose the projected image onto a view of the environment in front of the vehicle by transmitting light rays from the environment and at the same time reflecting the projected image towards the eyes of an observer. The system includes a first and a second light source for alternatively providing light to the image source. The first light source is arranged to emit light of a first color to be used during daylight conditions, and the second light source is arranged to emit light of a second color to be used during night vision conditions, wherein the second color is mainly yellow or mainly orange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Peter Schön, Johan Zandén, Stefan Andersson