With Particular Display Means Patents (Class 340/461)
  • Patent number: 12027135
    Abstract: A display device mounted on a vehicle includes a display including a first region that displays a first image based on first image information in response to detection of a request for display of a vehicle outside image, and a second region that displays a second image based on second image information. The device receives first image information generated by a first device; receives, from a second device, second image information that is image information of a vehicle outside image; and simultaneously displays the first image and the second image in a case where the first image information is received within a predetermined time after the second image information is received, and displays the second image in a case where the first image information is not received even when the predetermined time elapses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuzo No, Takashi Noguchi
  • Patent number: 11995229
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a vehicle-mounted display adjustment device and a vehicle, including an adjustment unit and a control unit. Positions of human eyes are detected and located through a detection module in the control unit, and position information of the human eyes is sent to a control module in the control unit. The control module sends a control signal to the adjustment unit according to a gaze direction of the human eyes to drive the adjustment unit to adjust an angle of the vehicle-mounted display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoudong Zhang, Suimang Song
  • Patent number: 11977227
    Abstract: A device for data projection, includes a holographic element arranged as a imaging element for a windshield. An imaging device has a first imaging system and a second imaging system configured to illuminate the holographic element. The holographic element has a first volume hologram structured to be angle-selective for light under a first illumination angle and to generate a first two-dimensional virtual image at a first fixed distance from the holographic element corresponding to the first image data, and a second volume hologram structured to be angle-selective for light under a second illumination angle and to generate a second two-dimensional virtual image at a second fixed distance from the holographic element different from the first distance corresponding to the second image data, such that the first and second images are viewable separately and simultaneously by a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Erler, Matthias Burkhardt, Alexandre Gatto
  • Patent number: 11965317
    Abstract: Systems and methods to activate one or more indicators, positioned on heavy hydraulic-based equipment to provide indication that the heavy hydraulic-based equipment is in an operation are described herein. The system may include a hydraulic initiation lever positioned proximate an operator's seat of the equipment and configured to be actuatable to an inactive position and an active position, the hydraulic initiation lever when in the active position configured to generate an unlock signal to thereby enable hydraulic operation of the heavy hydraulic-based equipment. The system may include one or more indicators configured to receive the unlock signal, the one or more indicators configured to activate in response to reception of the unlock signal and to deactivate in response to no reception of the unlock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: MARATHON PETROLEUM COMPANY LP
    Inventors: Kyle D. Jordan, Nicholas L. Schimmoeller, George M. Lixey
  • Patent number: 11956566
    Abstract: An audio-visual system may include a housing comprising an open upper end and a storage space, an audio-visual device installed inside the housing and exposable through the open upper end, and a lifting device configured to expose or store the audio-visual device inside the housing through the open upper end. The audio-visual device may include a display, a speaker, and a processor configured to control the audio-visual system to operate in a first mode for outputting media art content while the display is stored in the housing according to a first event, operate in a second mode for outputting audio content through the speaker while part of the display is exposed through the open upper end according to a second event, and operate in a third mode for outputting a visual content while the entire display is exposed through the open upper end according to a third event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ha-Na Kim, Jee-hoon Park, Hyun-yong Choi, You-na Choo, Soo-hyun Whang
  • Patent number: 11954955
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method and system for collecting and monitoring vehicle status information. The method includes the following steps: acquiring vehicle state data and storing it, processing the vehicle state data to obtain optimization data and display it, setting alarm rule, alarm threshold, alarm contact and alarm mode according to the displayed optimization data, and monitoring the optimization data, and generating an alarm when the optimization data reaches the alarm threshold. The vehicle status information collection and monitoring method disclosed in the present application can perform three-dimensional monitoring of resources and display and alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: HEFEI WEITIANYUNTONG INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Qing Wang
  • Patent number: 11945332
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: an instrument panel; and an ECU that controls the instrument panel so that the instrument panel displays an icon representing a status of a battery. The icon represents one of a first indication and a second indication by an increase or decrease of a scale in a display region of the icon, and the other one of the first indication and the second indication by an amount indicated by a size of a display area of the icon, the first indication representing SOC of the battery, the second indication representing a full charge capacity of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiki Sugino, Yoshihiro Uchida, Nobuyuki Tanaka, Junta Izumi, Kazuki Kubo
  • Patent number: 11941316
    Abstract: A vehicle information display apparatus may include: an input unit configured to receive pre-setting information from a user terminal; a memory configured to store a program for controlling an interior display in consideration of the pre-setting information, as a vehicle starts driving; and a processor configured to execute the program, wherein the processor controls the interior display divided into pre-set areas in consideration of the pre-setting information, such that a screen is displayed on each of the areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tae Hun Kim
  • Patent number: 11897401
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a chassis, a non-working component, a working component, a control interface module, and a control interface. The non-working component is coupled to the chassis and configured to facilitate transit operations for the vehicle. The working component is coupled to the chassis and configured to move relative to the chassis. The control interface module is communicably coupled to the working component and the non-working component. The control interface is communicably coupled to the control interface module and configured to control operations of the working component and the non-working component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Oshkosh Corporation
    Inventors: Grant Wildgrube, Joshua D. Rocholl, Cody D. Clifton, John T. Kellander
  • Patent number: 11895481
    Abstract: A sound control apparatus includes: a display panel that is supported by a base provided in a vehicle in a manner in which an angle of the display panel relative to the base is variable; an angle detector configured to detect the angle; and a controller configured to change sound setting in a cabin of the vehicle in accordance with the angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Nobuaki Kajimoto, Shizuka Ishigaki
  • Patent number: 11874132
    Abstract: To provide a display control method and apparatus for a display that can display an appropriate amount of information provided by software for communication in accordance with the information currently being displayed on the display, the disclosure includes detecting a phone call or message reception provided by the software for communication (41); when detecting the phone call or message reception, detecting software (2) that is currently displaying information (52) on the display (5); and determining, in accordance with the software that is currently displaying information on the display, a display form of information (P1) provided by the software for communication to be either a first display form of displaying the information in a part of a display region of the software that is currently displaying information on the display or a second display form in which a display area is larger than that of the first display form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Mashino, Yasutomo Sasanuma, Sho Sakai
  • Patent number: 11734962
    Abstract: A vehicle messaging system and method of operation thereof. The method of operating the vehicle messaging system includes first providing a vehicle messaging system. Once provided, a message to be displayed will be inputted into the vehicle messaging system by a vehicle operator and/or one or more users of the vehicle messaging system. After the message to be displayed has been inputted the vehicle operator and/or the one or more users will instruct the vehicle messaging system to display the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Inventors: Donald Burkin, Jr., Jack Radke
  • Patent number: 11731512
    Abstract: A display panel for displaying at least one graphical display object and a control device are part of a display apparatus in a motor vehicle. The display panel is freestanding in a space and has a multiplicity of predetermined sections, each having a settable degree of light transmittance. As a result, an environment of the display panel may be visible in the display panel, depending on the degree of light transmittance. The control device is configured to individually set a respective light transmittance to a predetermined degree for each of the multiplicity of predetermined sections of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Jacques Helot, Ulrich Mueller, Immo Redeker, Joris Mertens, Anna Hufnagel
  • Patent number: 11718177
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer readable storage media provide a flexible and variability-accommodating instrument cluster for display on an in-vehicle screen and a user experience interaction model for providing dynamic driving-context-relevant information via the instrument cluster. The instrument cluster may be shown in a contextual content view, wherein the contextual content view may include a one or more gauges and/or messaging that are determined to be relevant to a determined contextual state of the vehicle. The contextual state of the vehicle may be determined based on signaling data provided by a plurality of data sources, wherein the signaling data may indicate one or a combination of conditions associated with the contextual state. The instrument cluster may be dynamically updated to display the driving-context-relevant information when the contextual state is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: PACCAR, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Karl Jahns, Ryan Anthony Reed, Jonathan Scott Duncan, Josef Lotz, Kevin James Allen, Jerrold Adam Regan, Christina Nenke, Marc George Wilczak, Nicole Johnson
  • Patent number: 11667238
    Abstract: Infant observation mirror assembly with temperature display for attachment to a top portion of a rear vehicle seat includes a main panel having opposed front and rear surfaces and a mirror embedded in the front surface thereof. The mirror assembly further includes a temperature display section defined on the front surface of the main panel. A positioning base is coupled to the rear surface of the main panel. The main panel is pivotably attached to the positioning base for allowing rotation about a horizontal axis and a vertical axis. A mounting harness attaches to the positioning base. The mounting harness removably attaches to the top portion of the rear vehicle seat to hold the mirror assembly in a selected lateral and vertical position on the rear vehicle seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: THERMOMIRROR LLC
    Inventors: Kareem Karmous, Maged Atia
  • Patent number: 11661025
    Abstract: A vehicle interior component configured to present a user interface for a vehicle occupant with vehicle systems may comprise a housing, cover structure and user interface system to present the user interface at a cover surface. The user interface may comprise a light display to transmit light from a light source and/or an input device comprising a mechanical coupling to interface with a sensor arrangement. The user interface may comprise output from the light display and/or input by interaction with the input device at the cover surface. The component may comprise a module comprising the light display and the input device. The module may comprise an absorber. The light display may comprise a light guide and/or display panel. The light guide may comprise a projection and/or icon to transmit light through an aperture and/or recess of the cover structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Shanghai Yanfeng Jinqiao Automotive Trim Systems Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Christopher Kring, Dale Todd Glynn, Scott Allen Hansen, James Bradley Price, Bryan Todd Jones, Tyler Lacroix, Liu Cheng, Wang Bin, Qiongxia Duan
  • Patent number: 11613212
    Abstract: An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a mirror head, a mirror mounting structure configured to adjustably mount the mirror head at an interior portion of the vehicle, and a receiving portion for receiving a portable accessory module. A retaining element is configured to attach at the mirror casing at the receiving portion to releasably secure the portable accessory module at the receiving portion. With the retaining element at least partially detached from the mirror casing, the portable accessory module is insertable into and removable from the receiving portion. With the portable accessory module inserted into and received at the receiving portion and with the retaining element attached at the mirror casing, the retaining element overlaps a lower portion of the portable accessory module to secure the portable accessory module at the receiving portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Darryl P. De Wind, John T. Uken, Christopher R. Koetje
  • Patent number: 11588997
    Abstract: An audio-visual system may include a housing comprising an open upper end and a storage space, an audio-visual device installed inside the housing and exposable through the open upper end, and a lifting device configured to expose or store the audio-visual device inside the housing through the open upper end. The audio-visual device may include a display, a speaker, and a processor configured to control the audio-visual system to operate in a first mode for outputting media art content while the display is stored in the housing according to a first event, operate in a second mode for outputting audio content through the speaker while part of the display is exposed through the open upper end according to a second event, and operate in a third mode for outputting a visual content while the entire display is exposed through the open upper end according to a third event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ha-Na Kim, Jee-hoon Park, Hyun-yong Choi, You-na Choo, Soo-hyun Whang
  • Patent number: 11579581
    Abstract: Provided are a server for maintenance, a remote monitoring system, and a remote monitoring method. The server is connected, via a network, to a plurality of working machines each including a working machine display device that displays machine state information and a working machine operating device to be used for predetermined operation, and to a monitoring terminal that includes a display part and remotely monitors information on the working machines. Communication between each of the plurality of working machines and the server is one-way communication from the working machines to the server. The server includes a first storage part, a second storage part, and a display processing part. The display processing part generates a display part simulated image, and causes the display part of the monitoring terminal to display a maintenance screen including the display part simulated image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: TADANO LTD.
    Inventor: Ryosuke Yakushi
  • Patent number: 11500356
    Abstract: A bezel member, a control method thereof, and a bezel device are disclosed. The bezel member includes a bezel mechanism including a fixed part and a retractable part connected to the fixed part, a detecting mechanism configured to perform neighboring object presence detection for an end portion of the retractable part and generate a detection signal based on a detection result of the neighboring object presence detection, and a control mechanism configured to control the extension and retraction of the retractable part according to the detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing BOE Technology Development Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lu Tong, Enhui Guan, Xiangxiang Zou
  • Patent number: 11472290
    Abstract: A vehicle arrangement includes a display device for displaying at least one item of information on a display surface for at least one person being transported by the vehicle, a detection device for detecting disturbance of the view of the person of the display surface, and a further component which is compensating the detected disturbance of the view of the person of the display surface at least partially by at least one of movement relative to the display surface and alteration of its external shape. A vehicle includes at least one such vehicle arrangement, and a method provides a display in or on a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SMR Patents S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Alf Liesener, Stefanie Göttlicher, Christian Schär, Maximilian Kauffmann
  • Patent number: 11468686
    Abstract: A method for avoiding obstacles surrounding a mobile vehicle is disclosed. The method discloses that it is more accurate to merge images after a depth information is obtained to construct an environment information. The mobile vehicle set an omnidirectional depth sensing module using a lot of depth sensors for capturing a depth information of an environment surrounding the mobile vehicle and identifying the obstacles on the road upon the depth information. Also, scanning the smooth degree of the road for identifying static obstacles and moved obstacles, Thereby, a control circuit controls the mobile vehicle to lower speed or circumvent the danger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Tsung-Han Lee, Hung-Yuan Wei, Jinn-Feng Jiang, Shih-Chun Hsu, Tsu-Kun Chang
  • Patent number: 11467403
    Abstract: An operating method of an electronic system is provided. The operating method of the electronic system includes generating a first user input by a first input device and performing a first input control according to the first user input during a first input operation mode, determining whether a light intersection point of a ray emitted by a second input device with a virtual reality (VR) environment exists in the VR environment, switching to a second input operation mode in response to determining that the light intersection point of the ray with the VR environment exists in the VR environment and generating a second user input by the second input device and performing a second input control according to the second user input during the second input operation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Ching-Yi Chang
  • Patent number: 11436772
    Abstract: An image data set is generated for output by an infotainment system of a motor vehicle. Input data sets associated with respective functions of the infotainment system are clustered according to at least one predetermined criterion. The clustered input data sets are evaluated to determine at least one parameter of a circular representation for the image data set, which is generated using the at least one determined parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Turgay Isik Aslandere
  • Patent number: 11420519
    Abstract: Provided is a movable system including a movable body to be used by a plurality of users, and a server device. When the server device receives identification information of a user from the movable body, the server device acquires setting information to set the form of the movable body based on the identification information of the user and transmits it to the movable body. The movable body includes a form changing unit configured to change the outer shape or the appearance of the movable body based on the setting information thus received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masato Endo, Katsuhiko Yourou, Shunji Tateishi, Nobukatsu Fujishita
  • Patent number: 11414131
    Abstract: A device for blind spot detection of a vehicle, a method thereof and a steering wheel device are provided. The device includes a steering wheel, a lighting device, a blind spot detector, and a controller. The steering wheel comprises a configuration area including a fixed point, and the fixed point is represented as a virtual location of the vehicle. The lighting device includes a luminous light strip and a dimming driver. The luminous light strip assembled on the steering wheel surrounds the fixed point. The dimming driver controls lamp signals of the luminous light strip. The controller obtains a detection result of whether at least one object is approaching the vehicle, and controls the lamp signals to present a relative position between the vehicle and the at least one object and a degree of proximity between the vehicle and the at least one object according to the lamp signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yu-Hao Chiu
  • Patent number: 11332010
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the present invention, an apparatus fora vehicle is provided. The apparatus includes a support structure adapted to support a display panel, a drive assembly capable of selectively driving the support structure to rotate about a first axis and to rotate about a second axis, the first axis being different from the second axis, and a sensor arrangement located at a first predetermined position along a path of the rotation about the first axis and at a second predetermined position along a path of the rotation about the second axis, the sensor arrangement being configured to directly detect the support structure selectively at the first and second predetermined positions. According to further embodiments of the present invention, a display for a vehicle and a method for controlling an apparatus for a vehicle are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Chin Tak Ng, Adrian Ii Macasaquit, Kevindran Pillay Mauree
  • Patent number: 11336839
    Abstract: An image display apparatus has: a synthesizing device (132) for synthesizing a rear image (111B) captured by a rear imaging device (11B) for imaging a rear area of the vehicle (1) and a first rear side image (111BL, 111BR) captured by a first rear side imaging device (11BL, 11BR) for imaging a first rear side area of the vehicle to generate a synthesized image (111C); and a displaying device (14) for displaying the synthesized image. The synthesizing device varies a proportion of an area of each of the rear image and the first rear side image to the synthesized image on the basis of a first information relating to a first turn indicator configured to operate to inform that the vehicle travels rightward or leftward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuka Shidochi, Goro Asai, Kunihiro Sugihara
  • Patent number: 11332012
    Abstract: A device for controlling an interior lighting system of a vehicle to produce ambient lighting and/or reading lighting involves the interior lighting system having an array of a plurality of light sources. The device includes a control unit, by means of which the light sources of the array can be individually controlled in order to produce the ambient lighting and/or the reading lighting, and an input unit that can be connected to the control unit. The input unit has a touch-sensitive screen for inputting a current set of control information for the control unit. The control unit controls the light sources on the basis of the current set of control information. Furthermore, the input unit, on the basis of the current set of control information, displays associated ambient lighting and/or reading lighting for an illuminable region in the vehicle interior on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: MERCEDES-BENZ GROUP AG
    Inventors: Daniel Betz, Daniel Fuhrmann, Michael Holz, Juergen Ketterer, Daniel Steffen Setz
  • Patent number: 11320292
    Abstract: A display device, for a hybrid vehicle for displaying an output relating to traveling of the hybrid vehicle, includes a first region and a second region. The first region indicates the output in a first mode in which an internal combustion engine is stopped and the vehicle travels using an electric motor. The second region indicates the output in a second mode in which the internal combustion engine is operated to travel. The first region includes a third region positioned close to the second region and indicating the output at which the internal combustion engine possibly starts up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI JIDOSHA KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takayuki Okuji, Jinichi Ohta, Yuichi Kamei
  • Patent number: 11292489
    Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to improving event management in a vehicle by aggregating information sources. In one embodiment, a method includes selecting unfiltered events, from a stream of events that are classified and filtered, and a display medium according to a decision policy associated with an operator. The method also includes communicating the unfiltered events selected for the display medium. The method also includes adapting the decision policy according to collected tracking information of operator attention associated with the unfiltered events and reward values associated with the tracking information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Qiang Liu, BaekGyu Kim
  • Patent number: 11256334
    Abstract: A system for permitting a medical practitioner to interact with medical information, the system including: a sensing unit for detecting a position of a reference object used to interact with the sensing unit; at least one control unit for determining a gesture performed by the medical practitioner, identifying a command relative to the medical information that corresponds to the gesture, and executing the command in order to display the medical information; generating a graphical user interface including a virtual representation of the reference object and at least one virtual icon and/or a virtual representation of the sensing unit, with each of the at least one virtual icon corresponding to one of a respective mode of operation, a respective user notification, and a respective system setting option; and displaying the GUI along with the medical information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: NZ Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Nima Ziraknejad, Pranav Saxena, Anshul Porwal
  • Patent number: 11247609
    Abstract: A vehicular vision system includes a driver-side camera and a passenger-side camera each having a lens and a two dimensional imaging array sensor. The cameras are disposed at respective sides of a body of a vehicle and each have a field of view exterior of the vehicle and at least rearward of the vehicle. Each imaging array sensor has a center region. Each lens is configured to focus light at the respective imaging array sensor, and the lens has a center axis. The lens is disposed at the respective imaging array sensor with the center axis of the lens laterally offset from the center region of the imaging array sensor in a direction away from the respective body side. A video display disposed in the vehicle and viewable by a driver of the vehicle displays video images derived from image data captured by the cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Manfred Fürsich, Thomas Wierich
  • Patent number: 11249208
    Abstract: A method (1200) can include receiving implicit functions values for a mesh that represents a geologic environment that includes intersecting faults defined by fault patches (1210); assigning states to the fault patches (1220); revising the implicit function values based at least in part on the assigned states to provide revised implicit function values (1230); and outputting a structural model of the geologic environment based at least in part on the revised implicit function values (1240).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Jimmy Klinger
  • Patent number: 11247603
    Abstract: A headlight assembly for an automobile comprising a left region and a right region, the headlight assembly being configured to reduce an intensity of a light beam when an oncoming automobile is detected, is described. The headlight assembly includes, at least one light source, at least one light detector configured to detect the oncoming automobile and generate a signal, and a control module configured to receive the signal from the light detector, and reduce the intensity of the light beam. A method for reducing the intensity of a light beam of a headlight assembly for an automobile when an oncoming automobile is detected, is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: VARROC ENGINEERING LIMITED
    Inventors: Lalit Ramesh Ahuja, Aditi Vijay Nerurkar, Balasaheb Ramrao Khadke
  • Patent number: 11245829
    Abstract: The invention relates to a communication device of a motor vehicle (X), comprising an imaging camera (2) of a scene image (11) connected to control electronics (1), to which a DMD (7) is connected, the mirror surface (70) of which is preceded by optics (3), whereby the mirror surface (70) is functionally associated with a secondary imaging unit (5) having an optical sensor (50) adapted to receive a selected part of the light (32) from the scene image (11) reflected by a selected part of the mirrors of the mirror surface (70) of the DMD (7). The DMD (7) is part of the vehicle lighting device (0) in which an illumination unit (4) is arranged towards the mirror surface (70) of the DMD (7), the illumination unit (4) being adapted to illuminate controllably at least a part of the mirror surface (70) of the DMD (7) and to emit the desired light output beam (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Varroc Lighting Systems, S.R.O.
    Inventor: Jan Kratochvil
  • Patent number: 11223793
    Abstract: An audio-visual system may include a housing comprising an open upper end and a storage space, an audio-visual device installed inside the housing and exposable through the open upper end, and a lifting device configured to expose or store the audio-visual device inside the housing through the open upper end. The audio-visual device may include a display, a speaker, and a processor configured to control the audio-visual system to operate in a first mode for outputting media art content while the display is stored in the housing according to a first event, operate in a second mode for outputting audio content through the speaker while part of the display is exposed through the open upper end according to a second event, and operate in a third mode for outputting a visual content while the entire display is exposed through the open upper end according to a third event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ha-Na Kim, Jee-hoon Park, Hyun-yong Choi, You-na Choo, Soo-hyun Whang
  • Patent number: 11199703
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an in-vehicle display system and a vehicle. The in-vehicle display system includes an optical fiber holographic projection portion and a holographic image display portion. The optical fiber holographic projection portion is configured to holographically project image information of a vehicle component onto the holographic image display portion, and the holographic image display portion is configured to present an original image of the vehicle component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignees: CHONGQING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianbo Fu, Hailong Wu, Yi Dan, Dalong Mao, Yan Zhou, Haipeng Zhu, Yanlin Han, Min Ran
  • Patent number: 11198364
    Abstract: A pair of outside view displays that are provided on an instrument panel, are located outside a steering in a vehicle width direction, and display captured outside view images and displays that are provided inside the outside view displays in the vehicle width direction and have display regions from a driver seat to a front passenger seat are provided, and the outside view displays are provided so as to face the inside in the vehicle width direction and are disposed such that inner ends of the outside view displays are located on a front side of the vehicle relative to closer left and right ends of the displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Hayashida, Akinori Myoi, Susumu Seki, Yasuyuki Shigefuji
  • Patent number: 11181743
    Abstract: In relation to a HUD apparatus having an AR function, the shift between an object and a virtual image (AR image) is reduced. The HUD apparatus extracts a predetermined object based on an image taken by an external camera, acquires object information including an object position in space, viewpoint position information of a driver and the amount of movement of the viewpoint position in space based on an image taken by an internal camera, and information including a position of a virtual image region in space. The HUD apparatus generates the image to be superimposed on the object, and corrects a display position of the image in the virtual image region including at least a position in a horizontal direction, and performs conversion processing at the time of the correction so that a virtual image region is set as a display position of the image after correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Takumi Nakada, Toshimitsu Watanabe, Nozomu Shimoda
  • Patent number: 11124198
    Abstract: In an ECU mounted on an own vehicle having a display device or a speaker device, a first acquisition part acquires external environment information outside of the own vehicle. A detection part detects whether the own vehicle has entered a first state based on the acquired external environment information, the first state represents accumulation of snowfall which prevents the own vehicle from performing smooth driving. An information control part instructs the display unit or the speaker device to provide information that the own vehicle has entered the first state to a user of the own vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuharu Higashitani, Noriaki Ikemoto
  • Patent number: 11098875
    Abstract: A diffuser and an Indication panel are provided. The diffuser includes: a plurality of light-transmitting regions; and a light-shielding region located between adjacent ones of the plurality of light-transmitting regions, and each of the light-transmitting regions corresponds to an icon symbol on the indication panel. The diffuser is employed to avoid a phenomenon of light leakage between adjacent icon symbols, thereby improving the display effect of the indication panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignees: Hefei Xinsheng Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaiwen Wang, Haifeng Xu, Zhenyu Han
  • Patent number: 11086598
    Abstract: Implementations relate to interactions, over a wireless communication modality, between an automated assistant of an automobile computer system, and separate client device(s). In some of those implementations, the client device(s) can be paired with the automobile computer system, and the client device(s) and the automobile computer system can include separate instances of an automated assistant, which can be associated with different user accounts. In some additional or alternative implementations, particular actions to be performed by a local application of a client device can be advanced via user interaction with the automobile automated assistant, despite a counterpart to the local application not being installed directly on automobile computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Alexandr Maltsev, Vikram Aggarwal, Moises Morgenstern Gali, Joseph Pirozzo
  • Patent number: 11061555
    Abstract: A housing for an accessory is disclosed. The housing comprises: a support region for a display screen for displaying images; the support region comprising a bezel comprising a narrow width just sufficient to maintain structural integrity of the housing material to retain a display screen to the housing, the width in the lower area of the bezel comprises a greater width compared to the narrow width to accommodate a microphone, the lower area comprising a microphone aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: Robert George Grant, Graham Keith Lambert, Ceri Hill
  • Patent number: 11054645
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to external user interfaces used in connection with head-worn computers (HWC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Robert Michael Lohse, Manuel Antonio Sanchez
  • Patent number: 11025015
    Abstract: There is provided an electrical socket apparatus 200 comprising a slot 210 for receiving a pin 310 of a corresponding electrical plug 300. The apparatus 200 comprises a light sensor 212 arranged relative to the slot 210 and configured to receive light emitted by a light source 312 of a said electrical plug 300. The slot 210 is movable to a position in which the slot 210 is aligned with the pin 310 of a said electrical plug 300 on the basis of light emitted by a light source 312 of a said electrical plug 300 and received by the light sensor 212.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Vestel Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.
    Inventors: Ferhat Özmen, Onur Akdemir
  • Patent number: 11016177
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method for estimating an object distance is used by an electronic device including a light sensor. The method includes: detecting, by the light sensor, a light reflected from an object; establishing an object brightness table according to the detected light, where the object brightness table records brightness information of the light corresponding to a plurality of pixel locations; analyzing the object brightness table and a plurality of base brightness tables to obtain differential quantitative information and obtaining a target base distance corresponding to a target base brightness table among the base brightness tables according to the differential quantitative information; and determining a distance between the electronic device and the object according to the target base distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Chih-Hao Chiu
  • Patent number: 10977874
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for vehicle event management. The method receives one or more sets of vehicle sensor data from a first vehicle, wherein the one or more sets of vehicle sensor data correspond to one or more sensor systems of the first vehicle. The method further maps the received one or more sets of vehicle sensor data with one or more candidate vehicle events, based on one or more sets of archived vehicle sensor data. The method further identifies one or more relationships between the received one or more sets of vehicle sensor data and the one or more candidate vehicle events, and provides an alert, to the first vehicle, with the identified one or more relationships between the received one or more sets of vehicle sensor data and the one or more candidate vehicle events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Austin J. Dorenkamp, Jonathan C. F. Fouk, Paul F. Gerver
  • Patent number: 10979047
    Abstract: A touch panel switch device includes a display panel, a touch panel placed correspondingly to the display panel, a storage part and a control part. The storage part stores switch image information according to respective operation functions, code information according to the respective operation functions and placement information for display designating placement of switch images to be displayed on the display panel. The control part is configured to make the display panel display the switch images according to the switch image information and the placement information for display, and, in accordance with a touch operation onto the touch panel, read out from the storage part the code information corresponding to the switch image displayed at a location of the touch operation, perform output control of the code information, and also perform a rewrite process of the placement information for display based on received information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Futaba Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Yokoyama, Yasuo Ono, Yosuke Kanno
  • Patent number: 10954709
    Abstract: A bus includes a vehicle body, a plurality of capacitive sensors mounted along a perimeter of the vehicle body, wherein one of the capacitive sensors capacitively couples to an electrically conductive object proximal to the portion of the vehicle body such that the capacitance of the one of the capacitive sensors changes, and a controller coupled to the capacitive sensors, the controller being configured to alert an operator of the bus when the object is coupled to the at least one capacitive sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: UUSI, LLC
    Inventors: John Washeleski, Todd R. Newman, Andrew E. Blank, David W. Shank, Edward J. Cox, II, Douglas M. Warnke, John M. Taylor