Patents by Inventor Ruddy Cittadini

Ruddy Cittadini 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: 10466407
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a combination indicating instrument, and has as its object to devise a hybrid combination display instrument for displaying information in a motor vehicle in a manner so as to provide a homogeneous and smooth transition between an analog display region and a digital display region within the hybrid combination display instrument. Also included for guiding the light generated by the light source, is a “light guiding device”, which has a first surface facing away from the viewer (viewing individual), and a second surface facing toward the viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, INC.
    Inventors: Ruddy Cittadini, Andreas Deubzer, Frederik Belzl, Yahia Hammiche, Pawel Murzyn
  • Patent number: 10460684
    Abstract: The disclosure, which relates to a display device is created so that it can be integrated in a surface, providing in particular a seamless extension and an integrated appearance between the surface surrounding the display device and the display device itself and thus appears to the viewer of the display device as being part of a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Van Laack, Ruddy Cittadini, Frederik Belzl
  • Patent number: 10416465
    Abstract: Display device is disclosed herein, and may be implementable in a variety of contexts, including a motor vehicle (for example, the instrument cluster). A semi-transparent plane is essentially placed in between a display and a mechanical element member. This allows a virtual projection of information over the mechanical plane in an on-state, while the mechanical element shows non-indicia during the off state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander van Laack, Ruddy Cittadini, Frederik Belzl
  • Patent number: 10417982
    Abstract: The disclosure, which relates to a display device is created so that it can be integrated in a surface, providing in particular a seamless extension and an integrated appearance between the surface surrounding the display device and the display device itself and thus appears to the viewer of the display device as being part of a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Van Laack, Ruddy Cittadini, Frederik Belzl
  • Publication number: 20180226036
    Abstract: The disclosure, which relates to a display device is created so that it can be integrated in a surface, providing in particular a seamless extension and an integrated appearance between the surface surrounding the display device and the display device itself and thus appears to the viewer of the display device as being part of a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Alexander van Laack, Ruddy Cittadini, Frederik Belzl
  • Publication number: 20180220126
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a display device for creating a three-dimensional display of visual images. The display device has at least one screen, which is bounded by edges, as well as at least one first semi-transparent mirror with an outer edge and a second semi-transparent mirror with an outer edge. The semi-transparent minors are each oriented by the outer edge to a surface of the at least one screen and arranged at a particular angle with respect to each other and at a particular angle with respect to the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Alexander van Laack, Ruddy Cittadini, Frederik Belzi
  • Publication number: 20180217388
    Abstract: Display device is disclosed herein, and may be implementable in a variety of contexts, including a motor vehicle (for example, the instrument cluster). A semi-transparent plane is essentially placed in between a display and a mechanical element member. This allows a virtual projection of information over the mechanical plane in an on-state, while the mechanical element shows non-indicia during the off state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Alexander van Laack, Ruddy Cittadini, Frederik Belzl
  • Publication number: 20180219052
    Abstract: The disclosures relates to a display system for a vehicle that includes a screen with two unique and opposite curved portions, integrally provided with each other, and a projection surface. A surface of the screen is bent in such a manner that at least one curved surface and a second curved surface are formed. The first curved surface on which information can be displayed is arranged aligned in the direction of an observer. The second curved surface is constructed in such a manner that information to be displayed on the second curved surface so that it can be projected in the direction of the at least one projection surface. The projection surface is at a distance from the second curved surface and is arranged so that it can be seen behind the screen (2) by the observer in the direction of the view of the observer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Alexander van Laack, Ruddy Cittadini, Frederik Belzl
  • Publication number: 20180186235
    Abstract: A method, system, and devices for implementing a selectively lighted instrument cluster are disclosed herein. The aspects employ a light house layer (or collection of light house layers) using a combination of light and dark materials to provide individually lit indicia on a cover layer (i.e. applique layer) of an instrument cluster. The combination of light and dark layers selectively applied prevents light leakage into other non-intended portions on the viewable surface of the instrument cluster.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Alexander Van Laack, Andreas Rode, Ruddy Cittadini, Frederik Belzl, Manuel Pereira
  • Publication number: 20180157040
    Abstract: A display device for a motor vehicle includes a first display unit oriented horizontally and presenting first image information toward a second display unit, which is oriented at an acute angle of preferably 45° from the first display unit. The second display unit provides second image information from an interior surface directed toward the first display unit. A combiner including a semi-transparent mirror is disposed on the interior surface of the second display unit for merging the first image information together with the second image information. In this way, the first image information and the second image information can be represented simultaneously, with the second image information represented in a plane closer to the observer than the first image information. The display device therefore displays second image information in the form of a text or image such as a warning, overlying image information such as from a navigation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: ALEXANDER VAN LAACK, FREDERIK BELZL, RUDDY CITTADINI
  • Publication number: 20170363927
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to an arrangement in which an electrical tinting film is arranged between the display and the cover surface to provide a dead front appearance. The electrical tinting film is opaque without an externally applied voltage and the information made available on the display is not visible, and wherein the electrical tinting film becomes transparent by the application of a voltage and the information made available on the display becomes visible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Alexander van Laack, Andreas Deubzer, Ruddy Cittadini
  • Publication number: 20170176659
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a combination indicating instrument, and has as its object to devise a hybrid combination display instrument for displaying information in a motor vehicle in a manner so as to provide a homogeneous and smooth transition between an analog display region and a digital display region within the hybrid combination display instrument. Also included for guiding the light generated by the light source, is a “light guiding device”, which has a first surface facing away from the viewer (viewing individual), and a second surface facing toward the viewer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Ruddy Cittadini, Andreas Deubzer, Frederik Belzl, Yahia Hammiche, Pawel Murzyn