With Particular Display Means Patents (Class 340/461)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 10410558
    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: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Sung Bae, Jae-Won Lee, Mu-Gyeom Kim, Yun-Mo Chung
  • Patent number: 10399439
    Abstract: A vehicle display system 1 that displays information in an inner region 11a of a movable body 10, wherein a guide device 30 includes a guide rail 32 that shifts the movable body from an upright position P1 to a tilt position P2 in a direction of a first driving force, and shifts the movable body from the tilt position to the upright position in a direction of a second driving force, and the guide rail includes an arc-shaped guide portion 33 that guides the guided portion at the time of initial application of the first driving force and at the time of final application of the second driving force, and a linear guide portion 34 that guides the guided portion after initial application of the first driving force and until final application of the second driving force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiro Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10382667
    Abstract: A visual tracking system includes an image capturing device capturing image frames, a processor receiving the frames to determine tracking objects in the image frames and distances of the tracking objects, and then classify the mark into several object group according to their distances, a mark generating device generating marks relating to the tracking objects respectively, a focusing device having plural of lens members to refract the marks respectively according to the tracking objects they mark. As a result, the mark images on a target will have different image distances to meet the tracking objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Tan Cian Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Po Che Lee
  • Patent number: 10370078
    Abstract: A system for controlling one or more propulsion devices of a marine vessel. The system includes circuitry configured to: receive a steering angle command for a propulsion device of the marine vessel; receive a trim position of the propulsion device; and generate a steering actuator position command for the propulsion device based on the steering angle command and the trim position of the propulsion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Robert A. Morvillo
  • Patent number: 10363818
    Abstract: A display unit for a vehicle includes an electronic display and a light guide coupled to a portion of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignees: VOLKSWAGEN AG, AUDI AG
    Inventors: Nathaniel Coser, Erik Glaser, William Brian Lathrop, Maria Mejia
  • Patent number: 10358146
    Abstract: A display control system includes a display controller, and a single virtual frame-memory. The display controller controls a plurality of display devices physically separated from each other. The virtual frame-memory stores one or more screen images to be displayed on the plurality of the display devices. The display controller is configured to write, into the virtual frame-memory, a screen image to be displayed on and across at least two of the plurality of the display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeki Fujii, Koumei Kubota
  • Patent number: 10358203
    Abstract: A vessel display system includes a first screen display unit, a second screen display unit, and a screen transition unit. The first screen display unit displays a first screen that includes vessel-related information related to navigation of a vessel. The second screen display unit displays a second screen including function information related to a function usable during the navigation of the vessel and common display information including at least one of the vessel-related information displayed in the first screen. The screen transition unit performs transition from the first screen to the second screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shu Akuzawa
  • Patent number: 10318823
    Abstract: Systems and methods use cameras to provide autonomous navigation features. In one implementation, a driver-assist system is provided for a vehicle. The system may include one or more image capture devices configured to acquire images of an area forward of the vehicle. The system may also include at least one processing device configured to receive, via one or more data interfaces, the images. The at least one processing device may be further configured to analyze the images acquired by the one or more image capture devices and cause at least one navigational response in the vehicle based on monocular and/or stereo image analysis of the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Amnon Shashua, Gaby Hayon, Yossi Hadad, Efim Belman, Eyal Bagon
  • Patent number: 10310630
    Abstract: A method includes determining by a sensor of a mobile device that a first ambient sound level represents a quiet context for the mobile device, providing a audio signal to a speaker of the mobile device in response to determining that the first ambient sound level represents a quiet context, determining, by the sensor, that a second ambient sound level represents a first noisy context for the mobile device, wherein the second ambient sound level is louder than the first ambient sound level, modifying the audio signal into a beam forming audio signal in response to determining that the second ambient sound level represents the first noisy context, and providing the beam forming audio signal to the speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Deeder M. Aurongzeb, Erin K. Walline
  • Patent number: 10313584
    Abstract: A rear-stitched view panorama (RSVP) system is provided that includes at least one processor and a memory storing software instructions that, when executed by the least one processor, cause the RSVP system to compute a disparity map for a left center rear image and a right center rear image captured by a stereo camera mounted on a rear of a vehicle, transform a right rear image, a left rear image, a reference center rear image, and the disparity map to a virtual world view, the right rear image and left rear image captured by respective right and left cameras mounted on the vehicle, compute an optimal left seam and an optimal right seam based on the transformed disparity map, and stitch the transformed images based on respective optimal seams to generate a panorama.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Janice Shuay-Ann Pan, Vikram VijayanBabu Appia
  • Patent number: 10300859
    Abstract: A vision system for a vehicle includes a forward viewing camera disposed at a mirror head of an interior rearview mirror assembly of the vehicle and having a forward field of view through the windshield of the vehicle. A sensor is disposed at the mirror head and determines a change in position of the mirror head relative to a mirror mount of the mirror assembly when the vehicle driver adjusts the mirror head. A control includes a processor operable to process image data captured by the forward viewing camera. Responsive to determination by the sensor of a change of position of the forward viewing camera relative to the mirror mount, the control selects an active sub-array of photosensors to provide an effective field of view of the forward viewing camera. The processor processes image data captured by the active sub-array of photosensors for a driver assistance system of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin May, Joern Ihlenburg, Boris Shulkin
  • Patent number: 10300856
    Abstract: A vehicular display system includes a single video display screen and a video processor operable to process captured video image data captured by a camera at the vehicle. The single 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 between the left and right display regions. The display screen is operable to use each display region to display video images derived from a respective portion of captured image data. When the 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 single video display screen does not display video images representative of the other portion of captured image data at the other display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Baur, Rodney K. Blank, Mark L. Larson, Niall R. Lynam
  • Patent number: 10286920
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a working machine having a vehicle which comprises a chassis, a drive motor and a monitoring unit, which is fixed to the vehicle, for outputting operating information and also warning and interference messages for the operation of the drive motor, having a working assembly, in particular concrete pump, which can be transported on the chassis and is supplied with drive energy from the drive motor in a working mode, and having a mobile remote control device, which can be operated remotely from the chassis, for the working assembly. The remote control device comprises a mobile monitoring unit which is designed to output warning and interference messages for the operation of the drive motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: PUTZMEISTER ENGINEERING GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Mayer, Dirk Jahn
  • Patent number: 10275044
    Abstract: An appliance includes a user presence detector having an emitter and a sensor. The emitter is configured to emit waves having a wavelength, and the sensor is configured to sense waves of the wavelength, such as emitted waves which have been reflected back to the sensor from an object external to the appliance. There is no internal path within the appliance between the sensor and the emitter for either direct or reflected waves. The appliance also includes a user interface panel and a user input device. The user interface panel and the user input device are offset along at least one direction. The sensor is positioned on one of the user interface panel or the user input device and the emitter is positioned on the other of the user interface panel or the user input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy David Kaiser
  • Patent number: 10227045
    Abstract: An inside mirror assembly of a vehicle, the assembly having an improved structure capable of implementing reflective surfaces of a day mode and a night mode according to light reflectivity. The mirror assembly has a simplified mechanism for operating a tilting reflective plate by adopting two pivot shafts to it. The tilting reflective plate is prevented from vibrating, and play is prevented using the tensile force of a spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Hee Lee, Young Sub Oh, Bock Cheol Lee, Nak Kyoung Kong, Hyun Sub Kim
  • Patent number: 10205450
    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: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory Howard Wilford
  • Patent number: 10195943
    Abstract: An instrument cluster for a vehicle includes a display panel including a surface light-emitting display portion, a pointer disposed under the display panel and configured to divide the surface light-emitting display portion into a light-emitting region and a non-light-emitting region, a rotary shaft unit for rotating the pointer so that the pointer moves in the longitudinal direction of the surface light-emitting display portion, and an illumination unit disposed under the rotary shaft unit to emit light to an interior of the pointer. The pointer includes a straight bar extending a predetermined length across the surface light-emitting display portion, and a bent bar bent at the distal end of the straight bar and disposed outward of the surface light-emitting display portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Chong Bae Park
  • Patent number: 10198877
    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: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Alexandr Maltsev, Vikram Aggarwal, Moises Morgenstern Gali, Joseph Pirozzo
  • Patent number: 10179552
    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: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: DriverDo LLC
    Inventor: Mashhur Zarif Haque
  • Patent number: 10150407
    Abstract: Means to Solve the Problem A vehicle periphery alert device is installed in a vehicle that operates when the vehicle starts to reverse from a parked state. The vehicle periphery alert device includes a detecting unit configured to detect a position and a movement direction of another vehicle behind the vehicle; an alert operation activating unit configured to perform a predetermined alert operation in the vehicle; and a control unit configured to set a virtual alert area behind the vehicle according to an angle formed by a movement direction of the vehicle and the movement direction of the another vehicle, and to activate the alert operation activating unit when a condition, including that the position of the another vehicle is in the alert area that has been set, is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Takahashi, Tomoya Kawasaki, Tetsuya Komoguchi
  • Patent number: 10142580
    Abstract: A capturing device includes an image sensor that generates an image signal by performing photoelectric conversion for light from a subject, a control unit that generates a setting value for setting a range where an image resulting from the image signal is cut, based on a first instruction input from a user, a setting value storage unit that stores the setting value generated by the control unit, an image conversion unit that reads the setting value from the setting value storage unit, and cuts a specific region specified by the setting value from the image and enlarges the cut region, when there is a second instruction input from the user, and an output unit that converts a signal of the image cut and enlarged by the image conversion unit into an image signal of a predetermined format and outputs the converted image signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Oba, Frederic Maire
  • Patent number: 10134369
    Abstract: According to a drawing control device according to the present invention, graphics capable of implementing reality is displayed on a surface-shaped drawing device in a vehicle. A degree of importance is provided for each of components to be displayed (a drawing object, a drawing component and a decoration component), and the degree of importance is changed in accordance with the state of the vehicle. The drawing arrangement order is changed in accordance with the degree of importance to draw and display each of the components. As a result, the drawing control device can prevent any decoration component for pursuing reality from hiding information necessary to the driver from view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shota Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10109200
    Abstract: A multi-layer light alert display apparatus and control method thereof are provided. The apparatus includes: an illumination device configured to illuminate a graphic generating layer, a plurality of graphic generating layers, each graphic generating layer of the plurality of graphic generating layers being configured to generate a graphic, and a controller configured to control the illumination device to allow light to pass through at least one graphic generating layer of the plurality of graphic generating layers so that the light causes a graphic corresponding to the at least one graphic generating layer to be displayed on a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Gilles Delorme, Jarvis Chau
  • Patent number: 10109775
    Abstract: Filament type light emitting devices are disclosed. One of the light emitting devices includes a non-conductive transparent substrate, one or more light emitting diode chips arrayed above the upper surface of the non-conductive transparent substrate and each including input and output ends extending toward the non-conductive transparent substrate, and conductive transparent connection portions formed on the upper surface of the non-conductive transparent substrate and electrically connected to the input and output ends. Light transmitting regions are provided without reflectors in the vicinity of the input and output ends between the non-conductive transparent substrate and the light emitting diode chips. Thus, light is emitted backward from the light emitting diode chips through the light transmitting regions and the non-conductive transparent substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: LUMENS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dae Won Kim, Yong Wook Cho, Min Pyo Kim, Jung Hye Park, Won Kook Son
  • Patent number: 10089539
    Abstract: Disclosed is a rear-view camera system for a vehicle. The rear-view camera system for a vehicle according to one embodiment of the present invention includes at least one wide-angle lens and at least one standard lens, and may take a rear image of the vehicle using the wide-angle lens or the standard lens. According to the embodiment of the present invention, it is possible to reduce an accident risk, while the vehicle is reversing, by providing an image taken through the wide-angle lens or an image taken through the standard lens according to a distance between the vehicle and an object located at a rear thereof or a user's selection, and also to observe rules of parking etiquette without any difficulty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: University-Industry Foundation, Yonsei University
    Inventor: Seung Han Park
  • Patent number: 10059415
    Abstract: A system for controlling a tilt-trim position of a propulsion device on a marine vessel includes a user input device generating a command to rotate the propulsion device to a desired tilt-trim position, a position sensor sensing a current tilt-trim position of the propulsion device, a control module receiving the user command and the current tilt-trim position, and a tilt-trim actuator rotating the propulsion device. In response to determining that the propulsion device's engine is not running, the control module rotates the propulsion device until the desired tilt-trim position is achieved, and starts the engine in response to determining that the current tilt-trim position does not exceed a threshold. In response to determining that the engine is running, the control module determines whether a vessel and/or engine speed condition is met, and if so, rotates the propulsion device about the tilt-trim axis until the desired tilt-trim position is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Steven M. Anschuetz, Mark J. Lemke