Patents by Inventor Qais Sharif

Qais Sharif 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: 11256117
    Abstract: An electro-optical system includes a voltage supply device, an active polarizing layer, a retarding layer, and a reflective layer. The active polarizing layer is electrically coupled to the voltage supply device. The active polarizing layer is configured to switch back and forth between a non-polarized state and a polarized state as the voltage supply device supplies varying levels of voltage. The retarding layer is configured to alter the polarization state of light traveling through it. The reflective layer is positioned adjacent to the retarding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Frederick Luther Weindorf, Qais Sharif, Brian Hayden, Elijah Louis Auger
  • Patent number: 10901249
    Abstract: A dimmable display lens system and method is provided which includes a display element configured to emit light. The system and method also includes a dimmable lens disposed in the direction of light emission of the display element and configured to increase the transmission of light emitted by the display through the dimmable lens. The dimmable lens also includes a control system configured to increase the transmission of light emitted by the display according to a plurality of light transmission incremental steps. The control system includes a feedback control system configured to adjust the transmission of light through the dimmable lens based at least on the measured values of an ambient light sensor and a forward looking light sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Fredrick Luther Weindorf, Qais Sharif
  • Patent number: 10871693
    Abstract: Various displays may benefit from suitable lenses. For example, certain vehicle displays may benefit from a curved, segmented, active-dimmable lens. According to certain embodiments, a system may include a segmented indium-tin-oxide layer. The system may also include a rigid lens disposed over the segmented indium-tin-oxide layer. The rigid lens may be curved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Fredrick Luther Weindorf, Elijah Auger, Qais Sharif
  • Publication number: 20200209657
    Abstract: Various displays may benefit from suitable lenses. For example, certain vehicle displays may benefit from a curved, segmented, active-dimmable lens. According to certain embodiments, a system may include a segmented indium-tin-oxide layer. The system may also include a rigid lens disposed over the segmented indium-tin-oxide layer. The rigid lens may be curved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Fredrick Luther Weindorf, Elijah Auger, Qais Sharif
  • Publication number: 20200050038
    Abstract: A dimmable display lens system and method is provided which includes a display element configured to emit light. The system and method also includes a dimmable lens disposed in the direction of light emission of the display element and configured to increase the transmission of light emitted by the display through the dimmable lens. The dimmable lens also includes a control system configured to increase the transmission of light emitted by the display according to a plurality of light transmission incremental steps. The control system includes a feedback control system configured to adjust the transmission of light through the dimmable lens based at least on the measured values of an ambient light sensor and a forward looking light sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Fredrick Luther Weindorf, Qais Sharif
  • Publication number: 20190353946
    Abstract: An electro-optical system includes a voltage supply device, an active polarizing layer, a retarding layer, and a reflective layer. The active polarizing layer is electrically coupled to the voltage supply device. The active polarizing layer is configured to switch back and forth between a non-polarized state and a polarized state as the voltage supply device supplies varying levels of voltage. The retarding layer is configured to alter the polarization state of light traveling through it. The reflective layer is positioned adjacent to the retarding layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Paul Frederick Luther Weindorf, Qais Sharif, Brian Hayden, Elijah Louis Auger
  • Publication number: 20190351829
    Abstract: A display system includes a display device disposed in a housing to generate an image on a projection surface. A mirror element cooperates with the display device. The mirror element includes a rotator cell disposed proximate to the display device and at least one reflective polarizer cooperating with the rotator cell. An active polarizing cell cooperates with the rotator cell. A first optical bonding layer is positioned between and cooperating with the rotator cell and the active polarizing cell that maintains a planar relationship between the rotator cell and the active polarizing cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Fredrick Luther Weindorf, Qais Sharif, Abhilash Marthi Somashankar, Doug Sadrack
  • Publication number: 20190331959
    Abstract: A display system including a display, a cover layer, an active cell, an opaque print, an adhesive film and an anti-reflective film. The display may generate an optical signal. The cover layer may cover the display and has a first and second surface. The optical signal may pass through the second surface and out the first surface. The active cell may be adjacent to the second surface and includes conductive planes configured to vary a transmission of the optical signal in response to a signal. The opaque print may be adjacent the active cell and has a clear area aligned with the display. The clear area may be smaller than the display. The adhesive film may be adjacent to the active cell, aligned with the clear area, and transmits the optical signal. The anti-reflective film may be attached to the adhesive film and receives the optical signal from the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Fredrick Luther Weindorf, Qais Sharif
  • Patent number: 10288968
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices, methods and systems for implementing an electronic display with a dead-front appearance with a combination of polarizing devices. Specifically, the various permutations and combinations disclosed herein each include a linear polarizer, an active polarizer, and various combinations of linear and curved lenses, each being driven by light sourced from a backlight display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Fredrick Luther Weindorf, Brian John Hayden, Qais Sharif
  • Publication number: 20190079333
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an electronic display with an improved dead-front presentation. The electronic display includes a backlit display configured to present content; and a dichroic guest host dye layer disposed on the backlit display. The display may incorporate a lens (in various positions), as well as a strategically disposed air gap. Certain implementations may employ curved lens technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Qais Sharif, Paul Fredrick Luther Weindorf
  • Publication number: 20190079332
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices, methods and systems for implementing an electronic display with a dead-front appearance with a combination of polarizing devices. Specifically, the various permutations and combinations disclosed herein each include a linear polarizer, an active polarizer, and various combinations of linear and curved lenses, each being driven by light sourced from a backlight display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Paul Fredrick Luther Weindorf, Brian John Hayden, Qais Sharif