With Particular Display Means Patents (Class 340/461)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10914950
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating head-up displays (HUDs) using waveguides incorporating Bragg gratings in accordance with various embodiments of the invention are provided. The term HUD is typically utilized to describe a class of displays that incorporates a transparent display that presents data without requiring users to look away from their usual viewpoints. HUDs can be incorporated in any of a variety of applications including (but not limited to) vehicular and near-eye applications, such as googles, eyewear, etc. HUDs that utilize planar waveguides that incorporate Bragg gratings in accordance with various embodiments of the invention can achieve significantly larger fields of view and have lower volumetric requirements than HUDs implemented using conventional optical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: DigiLens Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan David Waldern, Milan Momcilo Popovich, Alastair John Grant
  • Patent number: 10917606
    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: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ha-Na Kim, Jee-hoon Park, Hyun-yong Choi, You-Na Choo, Soo-hyun Whang
  • Patent number: 10906464
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention, an Alert Controller coupled to an Internal Digital Communication System (“IDCS”) of a vehicle monitors vehicle states based on messages received over the IDCS and generates audio alerts projected external to the vehicle based on the vehicle states. Multiple vehicle states may be defined, with each vehicle state associated with receipt of one or more types of messages in a particular sequence and/or within a particular timeframe. Different audio alerts may be assigned to different vehicle states. The audio alerts may be customizable such as by the vehicle manufacturer and/or vehicle owner/operator. An alert selection interface may be provided in the vehicle for user-selection of audio alerts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced Sonic Alert Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Robert S. Scalea, Jeffrey M. Rubenstein
  • Patent number: 10899277
    Abstract: A vision system for a vehicle includes a rear backup camera that is operable to capture image data. The rear backup camera is configured to be disposed at the vehicle so as to have a rearward field of view. The rear backup camera has an imager and a wide angle lens, which is disposed at the imager with its center axis offset from a center region of the imager so as to be disposed at and to image at an upper region of the imager. A distant central horizon region is imaged at the upper region of the imager and a closer region is imaged at the center region and the lower region of the imager. Video images derived from image data captured by the rear backup camera are displayed on a video display for viewing by a driver of the vehicle during the reversing maneuver of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Frank Goseberg, Ruediger Boegel
  • Patent number: 10899228
    Abstract: A rear view monitoring device includes: a display unit which is provided on both sides of an instrument panel in a vehicle width direction; and a housing formed to surround a periphery of the display unit, wherein the housing includes an opening portion formed on a display surface side of the display unit, an upper surface disposed above the display unit, a side surface disposed outside the display unit in the vehicle width direction, and an overhanging portion which straddles the upper surface and the side surface and overhangs outward in the vehicle width direction from a range in which a pillar projects in a vertical direction, and at least the overhanging portion is formed to have a downward gradient toward an outside in the vehicle width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Shigefuji, Akinori Myoi, Susumu Seki
  • Patent number: 10875455
    Abstract: A vehicular vision system includes a video display screen and a video processor operable to process captured video image data captured by a rearward-viewing camera at the vehicle. The video display screen includes a left display region at a left portion, a right display region at a right portion, and a middle display region that spans between the left and right display regions. The video display screen is operable to use the left and right display regions to display video images derived from a respective portion of captured image data. When the video display screen is displaying video images at the right or left display region that are derived from the respective portion of captured image data, the video display screen does not display video images representative of the other portion of captured image data at the other display regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Baur, Rodney K. Blank, Mark L. Larson, Niall R. Lynam
  • Patent number: 10880512
    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: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ha-Na Kim, Jee-hoon Park, Hyun-yong Choi, You-na Choo, Soo-hyun Whang
  • Patent number: 10865979
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an LED lamp mirror, which comprises a mirror, a diffuser and a mounting frame, and the mirror has a frosted belt proximal its edge; the diffuser and the mounting frame are assembled on the back of the mirror respectively; the mounting frame and the diffuser are separately arranged at the interior and the exterior of the frosted belt; the diffuser and the mounting frame are clamped; the inner side wall of each mounting frame is provided with an LED component; and at least one of the inner top wall and the back of the mirror between the mounting frame and the frosted belt is provided with a reflective component. With a concise structure and less parts involved, the light emitted is high in light intensity, and also uniform and soft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Xiangjun Yu, Feng Chen
  • Patent number: 10860192
    Abstract: An infotainment computer device for use in controlling an infotainment system in a vehicle is provided. The infotainment computer device includes at least one processor communicatively coupled to at least one memory device and a display device communicatively coupled to the at least one processor. The infotainment computer device is programmed to display an active page and a toolbar. The active page includes a plurality of buttons and the toolbar includes a shortcut area including at least one shortcut button. The infotainment computer device is also programmed to receive a first input requesting access to a customization mode, retrieve a current speed of the vehicle, activate the customization mode if the current speed of the vehicle is zero, receive a second input indicating a desired change to at least one of the active page and the toolbar, and change the display based on the desired change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven Feit, David A. Vanderburgh, Ross C. Miller, Koo Ho Shin
  • Patent number: 10845593
    Abstract: A display device is provided. The display device includes a plurality of diffractive optical elements each configured to emit light guided in a light guide plate to a user. Virtual images by the light are observed by the user at two or more different depths according to the plurality diffractive elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyuhwan Choi, Dong Kyung Nam, Yoonsun Choi
  • Patent number: 10843686
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for presenting an Augmented Reality (AR) visualization of an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). A viewing device integrated into a vehicle gathers sensor data from one or more sensors. The sensor data describes a speed and trajectory of the vehicle and a geographic location of a physical object in relation to the vehicle. The viewing device determines, based on the sensor data, that a threat level of the vehicle colliding with the physical object meets or exceeds a threshold threat level. In response to determining that the threat level of the vehicle colliding with the physical object meets or exceeds the threshold threat level, the viewing device determines an automated movement of the vehicle to avoid colliding with the physical object. The viewing device then presents, on a heads up display of the vehicle, virtual content depicting the automated movement, and executes the automated movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Envisics Ltd
    Inventor: Brian Mullins
  • Patent number: 10836256
    Abstract: A location of a first wearable device is determined based on a first biometric signature. Operation of a touchscreen display is restricted if the location of the first wearable device is in an operator's side of a vehicle cabin and the first wearable device is within a first distance from the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen Greenberg, Brad Alan Ignaczak, John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Adil Nizam Siddiqui, Patrick Kevin Holub
  • Patent number: 10817567
    Abstract: Techniques and apparatus for providing graph compression structures for graph information are described. In one embodiment, for example, an apparatus may include at least one memory, at least one processing circuitry, and logic, coupled to the at least one processing circuitry, to access graph information comprising a plurality of nodes, define a unique index for each of the plurality of nodes, determine whether each of the plurality of nodes has at least one neighbor node, and generate a graph compression structure comprising an entry for each of the plurality of nodes having at least one neighbor node and an adjacency list comprising an array of neighbor nodes of each entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ehud Cohen, Adnan Agbaria
  • Patent number: 10807533
    Abstract: A driver assistance apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a first camera configured to capture a first video of the vicinity of a vehicle; a second camera configured to capture a second video of the vicinity of the vehicle; a processor configured to extract a first edge of an object included in a first stitching region in which the first video and the second video of the vicinity of the vehicle are connected; and a display unit configured to overlap and display the first edge and a synthetic video of the first and second videos of the vicinity of the vehicle except for the first stitching region, wherein the first stitching region is a fixed region included in the first video and the second video of the vicinity of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kyuyeol Chae, Kwon Lee
  • Patent number: 10805573
    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: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ha-Na Kim, Jee-hoon Park, Hyun-yong Choi, You-na Choo, Soo-hyun Whang
  • Patent number: 10800354
    Abstract: A system and method for allocating drivers to procure targets, such as automobiles. These targets are then transported to a desired drop-off destination. The entire system is automated, such that a requestor may hire drivers that are certified by the system and would satisfy requirements associated with the target, such as proper driver's license and location of the driver relative to the target. The system is powered by an internet based mobile application that is designed to match individual drivers to auto dealers, auction houses, driving transport companies and other businesses and individuals (“requestors”) seeking to move automobiles, goods, services, tasks, etc. from one location to another. The system has been designed to find, organize, and manage drivers and all aspects of the trip on a real time basis and reduce the cost of the existing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: DriverDo LLC
    Inventor: Mashhur Zarif Haque
  • Patent number: 10787133
    Abstract: A system and method for allocating drivers to procure targets, such as automobiles. These targets are then transported to a desired drop-off destination. The entire system is automated, such that a requestor may hire drivers that are certified by the system and would satisfy requirements associated with the target, such as proper driver's license and location of the driver relative to the target. The system is powered by an internet based mobile application that is designed to match individual drivers to auto dealers, auction houses, driving transport companies and other businesses and individuals (“requestors”) seeking to move automobiles, goods, services, tasks, etc. from one location to another. The system has been designed to find, organize, and manage drivers and all aspects of the trip on a real time basis and reduce the cost of the existing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: DriverDo, LLC
    Inventor: Mashhur Zarif Haque
  • Patent number: 10778935
    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: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ha-Na Kim, Jee-hoon Park, Hyun-yong Choi, You-na Choo, Soo-hyun Whang
  • Patent number: 10777857
    Abstract: A portable computer may include battery indicator light structures. Battery status information in the portable computer may be presented to a user using an array of light-emitting diodes or other light emitters. Light-emitting diodes may be mounted on a printed circuit board. A stiffener may provide the printed circuit board with rigidity. The printed circuit board may include a connector that allows the board to be connected to a main logic board. A switch on the printed circuit board may be actuated by a power button on the portable computer. An opaque member with an array of holes may be used to reduce light bleed between adjacent light-emitting diodes. Diffusing plastic may be mounted within the array of holes. Bumps in the diffusing plastic may mate with corresponding holes on a portable computer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Keith J. Hendren, Bartley K. Andre, Duncan Robert Kerr, Christopher J. Stringer, Daniel J. Coster, Christiaan A. Ligtenberg, John Brock, Thomas W. Wilson, Dinesh C. Mathew, Brett W. Degner, Tomas E. Ponce
  • Patent number: 10766364
    Abstract: A vehicle dashboard structure is provided. A steering unit of a vehicle is provided with a screen-included dashboard. The screen-included dashboard includes a screen-based display zone, which is operable to display different message modes. The steering unit includes a steering grip, which is provided with a control operator seat, which is provided with a control operator module that is operable to control the screen-based display zone for switching of the different message displaying mode. As such, one the one hand, switching of the display mode contents of the screen-based display zone is made easy to ensure riding safety of a rider, and on the other hand, the space of the control operator seat that is provided on the steering grip can be better used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: KWANG YANG MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi-Yang Tsai, Nai-Kun Yeh, Cheng-Tao Cheng
  • Patent number: 10759441
    Abstract: Among other things, information generated by sensors of a mobile phone and indicative of motion of the mobile phone and state information indicative of a state of operation of the mobile phone are monitored. Based on the monitoring, distraction by a user of the mobile phone who is a driver of a vehicle is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Cambridge Mobile Telematics Inc.
    Inventors: Hari Balakrishnan, William Bradley, Samuel Ross Madden, Jun-geun Park
  • Patent number: 10733921
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: a cluster including a display panel, and a barrier panel disposed adjacent the display panel and having a plurality of barriers; an image obtainer acquiring an image; a steering wheel disposed adjacent the cluster and the image obtainer; and a controller configured to determine whether or not a condition for performing a three-dimensional image mode is satisfied based on a manipulation state of the steering wheel, to control operations of the display panel and the barrier panel to recognize a user's line of sight based on the image of the image obtainer, perform the three-dimensional image mode based on the recognized line of sight of the user when the condition is satisfied, and to control the operations of the display panel and the barrier panel to perform a two-dimensional image mode when the is not satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Seul-A Jung, Juhyuk Kim
  • Patent number: 10691409
    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: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Alexandr Maltsev, Vikram Aggarwal, Moises Morgenstern Gali, Joseph Pirozzo
  • Patent number: 10668883
    Abstract: A display system for a vehicle comprises a display device including a screen disposed in a passenger compartment of the vehicle. The display device is configured to tilt relative to the vehicle and comprises an inertial sensor configured to output an acceleration signal. A controller is in communication with the display device and an imager configured to capture image data in a field of view rearward relative to the vehicle. The controller is operable to receive the acceleration signal and identify a direction of gravity from the acceleration signal. The controller is further configured to identify a reference direction from the image data and generate adjusted image data corrected for an angular offset of the display device between the direction of gravity and a vertical axis of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Stuart A. Bergstrom
  • Patent number: 10663832
    Abstract: A window is provided. The window includes an electrochromic device having variable transmissivity and a region of the electrochromic device arranged with an indicator that is configured to indicate one of levels of the transmissivity or changes of the transmissivity of the electrochromic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: KINESTRAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Nagel, Antoine Dubois
  • Patent number: 10647264
    Abstract: Example embodiments presented herein are directed towards a display assembly for an interior panel of a vehicle, corresponding method of use and a computer readable medium including instructions for operating the display assembly. The display assembly allows for the private viewing of multimedia content for occupants in a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: VOLVO CAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel Forsgren, John Kinsey
  • Patent number: 10650562
    Abstract: A display control device that displays an image includes an acquirer, a drawer, and an image combiner. The acquirer acquires layer information which defines (i) individual layers corresponding to display regions of a plurality of display devices and (ii) a common layer including the display regions of the plurality of display devices, as layers of images each constituted by a plurality of layers. The drawer draws first combination images to be displayed so as to move among the plurality of display devices in the common layer, and draws second combination images to be independently displayed by the display devices in the individual layers, based on the layer information acquired by the acquirer. The image combiner combines the first combination images drawn in the common layer by the drawer with the second combination images of the corresponding individual layers. Accordingly, it is possible to reduce a processing load when image display is linked between a plurality of displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO TEN LIMITED
    Inventors: Takashi Eguchi, Hirokazu Ichihara, Daitaro Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10645529
    Abstract: A motor vehicle is disclosed that includes at least one linear lighting means for directly and/or indirectly lighting a vehicle interior. A position-sensing unit senses ego information describing a position and an orientation of the motor vehicle. A control device determines, from location information describing the position of a person, and from the ego information, direction information describing a direction of the person in relation to the motor vehicle (1), selects, in accordance with the direction information, a sub-group of lighting segments that includes at least one lighting segment to be activated, and activates the lighting segment belonging to the sub-group in accordance with a configuration, which specifies the lighting brightness and/or the lighting color of the lighting segment, and which visualizes the position of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Stephan Berlitz, Friedrich-Uwe Tontsch, Julia Kastner
  • Patent number: 10581430
    Abstract: A capacitive touch switch is disclosed which includes a transparent insulating panel, a filtering layer having an opaque color, a transparent icon being defined in the filtering layer, a transparent substrate including a capacitive electrode, the transparent substrate being tinted to substantially match the opaque color of the filtering layer, and a light source configured to transmit light through the transparent substrate, the transparent icon, and the transparent insulating panel when energized. A user interface and a method of manufacturing a capacitive touch switch are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory Howard Wilford
  • Patent number: 10518720
    Abstract: A system and method for allocating drivers to procure targets, such as automobiles. These targets are then transported to a desired drop-off destination. The entire system is automated, such that a requestor may hire drivers that are certified by the system and would satisfy requirements associated with the target, such as proper driver's license and location of the driver relative to the target. The system is powered by an internet based mobile application that is designed to match individual drivers to auto dealers, auction houses, driving transport companies and other businesses and individuals (“requestors”) seeking to move automobiles, goods, services, tasks, etc. from one location to another. The system has been designed to find, organize, and manage drivers and all aspects of the trip on a real time basis and reduce the cost of the existing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: DriverDo LLC
    Inventor: Mashhur Zarif Haque
  • Patent number: 10504393
    Abstract: A multi-image display device according to example embodiments includes a first display panel configured to output a first image and a second display panel located on a second extension line inclined at a first angle with respect to a first extension line and configured to output a second image. The first extension line is an imaginary line extended from the first display panel along a horizontal direction of the first display panel. The second display panel reflects the first image to display a first superposition image in which the second image is superimposed on the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Sung Bae, Jae-Won Lee, Mu-Gyeom Kim, Yun-Mo Chung
  • Patent number: 10479202
    Abstract: A vehicle display system includes a display device, a position acquiring unit, and a display controller. The display device is configured to provide a display on a window of a vehicle. The position acquiring unit is configured to acquire a position of a target person present outside the vehicle. The display controller is configured to control the display device to invert the display to be provided for the target person, on the basis of the position of the target person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Torii, Noeru Sato, Ryuichi Sumikawa
  • Patent number: 10464525
    Abstract: Digital license plates having a range of physical and digital antitheft features are disclosed. Disengagement of the digital license plate from the vehicle triggers at least one of a wireless theft communication signal and the internal theft status indicator. Input of security credentials can prevent triggering the internal theft status indicator and disablement of the digital license plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: REVIVERMX, INC.
    Inventors: Prashant Dubal, Avi Kopelman, Zachary Odenheimer, Dean Batten
  • Patent number: 10469726
    Abstract: A reversing display system with wireless switching multi-view images and a method thereof are disclosed. A remote controller is used to select an image area of a reversing image. A reversing display camera receives image area information and a partial enlargement instruction from the remote controller through a wireless receiver connected to the remote controller, enlarges the selected image area according to the partial enlargement instruction to produce a partial enlarged image, and transmits the partial enlarged image to an onboard display device for display. The system and method allow manipulation of reversing images through remote controller and can provide partial enlarged images to be displayed by the onboard display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: INVENTEC BESTA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chun-Yen Tsai
  • Patent number: 10464577
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle including a sensor system that outputs a sensor signal indicative of a condition of the autonomous vehicle. The vehicle also includes a user interface device with a display. A computing system determines, based upon a profile of the passenger, that support is to be provided textually to the passenger when the support is provided to the passenger. The computing system further detects occurrence of an event that has been identified as potentially causing discomfort to the passenger. The computing system yet further sets a predefined support message defined in an account corresponding to the event maintained in a database prior to occurrence of the event as a support message to be presented to the passenger. The computing system additionally causes the display to present the support message textually, wherein the textual support message solicits feedback from the passenger of the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Jacqueline Mary Shannon, Stephanie Olivia Engle
  • Patent number: 10464490
    Abstract: A display control apparatus connected to an imaging apparatus installed in a vehicle includes an obtaining unit which obtains image data obtained by the imaging apparatus capturing an image of a portion on a rear side of the vehicle, a specifying unit which specifies, as a compression region, a pixel region which does not include image elements indicating straight objects extending along a traveling direction of the vehicle in a pixel region in a lower portion in the image data, a generation unit which generates display image data of a predetermined display size by compressing the specified compression region in the image data, and a controller which performs control so that the generated display image data is visually recognized through an electronic mirror disposed as a rearview mirror of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Katsuyama, Keita Taniguchi, Daisuke Omori