Visual Indication Patents (Class 340/815.4)
  • Patent number: 10822087
    Abstract: A carpet display system includes a plurality of carpet modules. Each of the plurality of carpet modules includes a translucent support panel, a carpet layer secured to the support panel, and a light-emitting element coupled to the support panel. The light-emitting element is configured to emit light through the support panel to provide lighting effects through the carpet layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Yakentim Ibrahim, Karen L. Hills, Richard Babunovic
  • Patent number: 10810931
    Abstract: A discrete LED display control includes a method of scaling the brightness of frames of an image according to corresponding electrical current requirements. The method includes opening an electronic file containing a frame of an image to be shown on the display and measuring a commanded brightness for each pixel of the frame of the image. Brightness values of the commanded brightnesses are summed and converted to corresponding current values. The corresponding current values are adjusted to arrive at a total estimated current for the frame of the image. If the total estimated current exceeds a current limit of the display, the brightness value of each pixel is scaled to a final brightness value. The final brightness value corresponds to an adjusted current that is within the current limit. The adjusted current that corresponds to the final brightness value is sent to the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Joshua Alan Miller, William Anthony Hoyt
  • Patent number: 10768419
    Abstract: In a head-up display device, first and second cover parts of a cover each cover an opening. The first cover part is turnable about a first rotation fulcrum fixed to a housing, with respect to the housing. The second cover part is turnable about a second rotation fulcrum fixed to first and second ends of the first cover part, with respect to the first cover part. The head-up display device includes a biasing member that biases the second cover part toward the outside of the housing when the cover covers the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10769899
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and media for projecting light to indicate a device status are provided. In accordance with some implementations of the disclosed subject matter, systems for projecting light to indicate a device status are provided, the systems comprising: a hardware processor that: determines a light status; determines whether to turn a light source on; selects a light format corresponding to the light status; projects light of a light source according to the light format; and determines whether to turn the light source off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Vincent Dureau
  • Patent number: 10769971
    Abstract: A display device includes: a housing; a roller rotatably disposed on the housing; a flexible display that is rolled around the roller or unrolled from the roller; a first arm connected to the flexible display; an arm supporter provided in the housing; an arm shaft rotatably supported to the arm supporter; a second arm coupled to the arm shaft and rotated together with the arm shaft to rotate the first arm; a rotation mechanism connected to the second arm to rotate the second arm about the arm shaft; and an angle sensor module connected to at least one of the arm shaft and the second arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hoyoung Kim, Kyeongdong Kim, Byunghee Kim
  • Patent number: 10730438
    Abstract: A vehicle door mirror includes a base member mounted on a side door while having plural mounting holes and plural insertion holes coaxially communicating with the mounting holes, and a mirror housing pivotably supported on a support shaft which has a plurality of bosses, each boss having a tubular portion and ribs extending along an axial direction of the tubular portion. Screw members are inserted through respective ones of the insertion holes and screwed into the tubular portions of the bosses respectively inserted into the mounting holes so that the ribs of each boss abut against an inner peripheral face of the corresponding mounting hole. The ribs are projectingly provided on the outer peripheral face, at least on a base part side, of the corresponding tubular portion. Such arrangement suppresses vibration of the mirror even when the support shaft is made of a synthetic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Honda Lock
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Eto, Satoshi Jin
  • Patent number: 10710507
    Abstract: A rearview mirror for a vehicle includes a substrate having a reflective surface thereon and an actuation mechanism coupled with the substrate. The actuation mechanism includes a mounting plate rotatably coupled with the substrate at a first end thereof and having a first pin extending outwardly from a side of the mounting plate in a direction parallel with the first end and spaced apart therefrom. The actuation mechanism also includes a toggle unit positionally fixed with respect to the substrate and rotatable about an axis between first and second positions, the toggle unit including a first cam body defining a first track having a first end at a first distance from the axis and a second end at a second distance from the axis that is greater than the first distance, the first pin of the mounting plate being slidably engaged with the first track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ulrich A. Kuester, Luke A. Bomers
  • Patent number: 10712907
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for setting a menu environment in a mobile terminal are provided. The apparatus includes a controller for switching to an environment setting mode of a menu according to a type of a gesture having occurred on the menu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young-Hee Ha
  • Patent number: 10691172
    Abstract: An example electronic display device comprises a flexible display panel, a support panel supporting the flexible display panel, a guide about which the support panel turns and an actuator to apply a local stimulus to selected portions of the support panel that are in proximity with the guide to facilitate changing the selected portions of the support panel from a rigid planar shape to a bent shape about the guide as the support panel and the display panel are moved about the guide and such that the support panel returns to the rigid planar shape once moved away from the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Milorad L. Jovanovic
  • Patent number: 10631402
    Abstract: A flexible display device and a mobile terminal including the same are provided, whose portability is improved, and which enable diverse choices of the screen sizes. The flexible display device includes a receptacle mechanism and a flexible display screen, wherein the receptacle mechanism includes a first end cap and a second end cap opposed to each other, a spool pivotally mounted on the first end cap and the second end cap, a ratchet fixedly connected to the spool, a pawl hinged to the first end cap, a pretension spring abutting the first end cap and the pawl respectively, and a reset spring fixedly connected to the spool and the second end cap respectively. The flexible display screen includes a first lateral edge and a second lateral edge opposed to each other, and the first lateral edge is fixedly connected to the spool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Desheng Xiang, Yanming Wang, Jiaqiang Wang, Rui Liu, Cheng Chang, Jian Ren
  • Patent number: 10593302
    Abstract: A flexible TV is disclosed. The flexible TV includes a housing, a user interface configured to receive at least one command, a flexible display positioned in the housing, and a controller configured to control a door and a motor. In particular, the controller determines a range of the flexible display exposed to an outside of the housing by controlling at least one of the door or the motor according to a type of the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jihe Suk, Heesoo Park, Wonbin Jang, Gowoon Choi, Hanseok Hwangbo
  • Patent number: 10571969
    Abstract: The rollable display device of the present invention includes a base, a cover, a rolling module, a display screen, an actuating unit and a supporting unit. When an external force is applied on the cover to switch the display screen from a retracting state into an expanding state, the display screen rolled on the rolling module would expand out of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SYNCMOLD ENTERPRISE CORP.
    Inventors: Chien-Cheng Yeh, Ching-Hui Yen
  • Patent number: 10563859
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for distributing indirect lighting and airflow to an individual passenger in a motor vehicle. That apparatus includes a vent body having an air inlet and an air outlet. An air valve is carried on the vent body. The air valve is displaceable between an open position and a closed position. A flexible air guide carried on the vent body is adapted to direct air from the air outlet toward the individual passenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Robert Westfall
  • Patent number: 10551581
    Abstract: Apparatuses and associated methods of manufacturing are described that provide an optical connector cage configured to receive an optical cable connector. The optical connector cage includes a body defined by a top portion, a bottom portion, two side portions, a first end, and a second end. The body defines a receiving space that can at least partially receive an optical cable connector therein and one or more openings. The optical connector cage defines one or more heat dissipation units disposed within the one or more openings, and each heat dissipation unit further includes a first set of heat dissipation elements having a first height, and a second set of heat dissipation elements having a second height. The second height is different than the first height such that the one or more heat dissipation elements allow heat to be transferred from the body to an external environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Nimer Khazen, Tom David, Yaniv Katzav
  • Patent number: 10488981
    Abstract: A system and method of measuring the continuous latency of a touch controller is presented. According to an exemplary embodiment, the method includes generating a detection signal in response to detecting touch reports from the touch controller indicating a change in input direction; capturing a sequence of image frames, each image frame depicting a contact point on the touch screen display and indicating a state of a detection signal; and determining a difference between a time t0 when an actual change in input direction occurred and a time t1 when the detection signal is generated, based on the image frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Frank C. Seto
  • Patent number: 10488957
    Abstract: A flexible display apparatus includes a flexible display, a housing to store at least a portion of the flexible display, and a first guide in the housing to guide movement of the flexible display, and to sense a squeezing motion on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: MuGyeom Kim, Jae-Won Lee, Myounjin Lee, Kyungwoo Han
  • Patent number: 10449829
    Abstract: A method for operating an air-conditioning apparatus of a vehicle wherein the air-conditioning apparatus has at least three display modes including a status mode, a transition mode, and a setting mode. A current value of a setting parameter of the air-conditioning apparatus and whether an operating intention of a user exists are detected. If no operating intention is detected, the status mode is activated. If an operating intention is detected, the transition mode or the setting mode is activated. Depending on the activated display mode, graphical data of a graphical representation of an interior of the vehicle is generated and displayed so the status mode is activated. The representation of the interior includes a display element for outputting the currently set value of the setting parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Sükrü Cengil, Anna Braun, Jan Peter Herdey
  • Patent number: 10429590
    Abstract: A rotating or tilting MEMS structure, such as a tilt mirror for an optical device, includes a damping mechanism, provided by locating an inlay block structure underneath the MEMS rotating surface. Damping is created by the temporary squeezing or compression of the air, atmosphere, or gas(es) surrounding the MEMS structure, between the underside of the MEMS tilting surface and the top surface of the block. Movement of the MEMS surface away from the top surface of the block will also be damped by the temporary reduction in pressure. The block structure is fabricated separately from the MEMS tilt-mirror structure and located under the MEMS tilt-mirror structure, either before or during the die-attach or die-bonding process. The damping effect serves to minimize and limit the amplitude and duration of oscillatory motion of the MEMS tilt-mirror, following intentional movement of the mirror, or, in response to external shock and vibrational forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: DICON FIBEROPTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Ho-Shang Lee, Rong Ping Hsia
  • Patent number: 10432239
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighting device, comprising a first lighting means and a transmission module for wireless transmission and for providing a position identification signal comprising position determination data. The lighting device also comprises an electronic operating device for operating the first lighting means, wherein the electronic operating device is coupled on the input side to an electrical supply connection of the lighting device and on the output side to the first lighting means by a first connection device. The electronic operating device comprises an energy converter for supplying the transmission module with electrical energy. The invention further relates to a system for providing a position indication having a plurality of such lighting devices. In addition, the invention relates to a method for operating a lighting device having a first lighting means by providing a position identification signal comprising position determination data by means of a transmission module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventor: Christoph Peitz
  • Patent number: 10410549
    Abstract: A display device includes: a housing; a roller rotatably disposed on the housing; a flexible display that is rolled around the roller or unrolled from the roller; a first arm connected to the flexible display; an arm supporter provided in the housing; an arm shaft rotatably supported to the arm supporter; a second arm coupled to the arm shaft and rotated together with the arm shaft to rotate the first arm; a rotation mechanism connected to the second arm to rotate the second arm about the arm shaft; and an angle sensor module connected to at least one of the arm shaft and the second arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hoyoung Kim, Kyeongdong Kim, Byunghee Kim
  • Patent number: 10403213
    Abstract: A cradle according to an embodiment may include a housing to be coupled to display modules having various sizes and a light source driver inside the housing. The light source driver may generate a first driving voltage and a second driving voltage to be provided to a light source of the display module coupled to the housing. When the display module has a first size, the light source driver may supply only the first driving voltage to the display module. When the display module has a second size, larger than the first size, the light source driver outputs both the first and second driving voltages to the display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Songyi Han, Jin-won Jang, Jin-taek Hong
  • Patent number: 10384648
    Abstract: A system for limiting vehicle operation is disclosed. The system may comprise one or more memory units for storing instructions and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform operations. The operations may comprise determining that a key device is inside the vehicle; performing an authentication; setting the vehicle in a first vehicle mode; starting the vehicle based on the determination and the first authentication; and limiting vehicle operation based on the first vehicle mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Ann Claudia Chapin
  • Patent number: 10374705
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for aligning a first optical scope with a second optical scope to achieve a line-of-sight communication link between the two optical scopes. In an example embodiment, each scope can include an optical transceiver and camera. The optical transceiver in the first optical scope can include a light array that is used to emit a bright pulse of light as a flash. The camera in the second optical scope captures this flash in a camera image. The camera image can then be processed to spatially localize the flash relative to a central region of a photodetector array in the optical transceiver of the second optical scope. A control system can then drive a positioning system for the second optical scope to adjust the second optical scope's positioning so that the second optical scope photodetector array's central region aligns with the spatially localized flash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: OPTIPULSE INC.
    Inventor: John Richard Joseph
  • Patent number: 10365643
    Abstract: A system includes an input/output module (IOM) configured to interface with a field device. The IOM includes a terminal block including a plurality of inputs or outputs, each of the inputs or outputs configured to send and receive signals to and from the field device. The IOM also includes a plurality of temperature sensors, each of the plurality of temperature sensor configured to measure a temperature in a vicinity of the temperature sensor. The IOM also includes a connector configured to transmit the temperature of each of the plurality of temperature sensors to a processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Balakrishna G. Gudi, Shripad Pande, Nagaraja Sundaresh, Michael D. Carney
  • Patent number: 10304307
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sensor for detecting objects in a monitoring area. The sensor has a display unit that is comprised of a series of lamps with a linear arrangement of lamps. The series of lamps is arranged around an axis of rotation running parallel to its longitudinal axis and rotates at a specific rotary speed. The series of lamps is controlled via a control unit in such a way that the columns of a matrix-type display field to be presented at a clock rate of the display field are individually output one after the other to the series of lamps and displayed with it. The clock rate is adapted to the rotary speed in such a way that these displays complement one another to form a standing image of the display field. The sensor is a safety sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Leuze electronic GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Ulrich Balbach
  • Patent number: 10262510
    Abstract: A display system is provided with a display device; the display device including: a light source configured to emit light; and a light guide element configured to guide incident light from the light source; the light guide element including: an emission surface configured to output incident light; and a plurality of light focusing portions configured to change the path of the incident light toward the emission surface, causing the light output to converge toward a convergence point or convergence line outside the light guide element or to radiate from a convergence point or convergence line outside the light guide element and thereby form an image outside the light guide element. The display device presents information as an image, e.g., as a stereoscopic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Osumi, Keiichiro Tanaka, Yuji Hirose, Toshinori Yamasue
  • Patent number: 10194543
    Abstract: An expandable display device includes: a housing including a fixing portion; a pair of sliding portions provided at respective sides of the fixing portion, each of the sliding portions being configured to be drawn out from the housing along a first direction such that a distance from the respective sliding portion to the fixing portion is changed; and a panel unit including: a fixing display unit on the fixing portion; and a pair of expanding display units on the pair of sliding portions and having a variable exposing area; a flexible display panel including a plurality of pixels and having a screen at a first side thereof; and a support panel attached to a second side of the flexible display panel facing the first side, the support panel including a plurality of slits extending in a second direction crossing the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae An Seo, Sun Ho Kim, Sung Hoon Kim, Jung Hun Lee, Jin Hwan Choi
  • Patent number: 10147125
    Abstract: An dynamic electronic communication device. The tag according to embodiments of the invention is designed or set to discount, promote, incentivize, or apply information at certain states or within a certain timeframe at initial deployment, the tags themselves being capable of handling the logic. The tag generally includes a circuit, such as a silicon chip, that controls a flexible printed display, which displays the information when applied. The tag is optionally encapsulated in a plastic or glass case. The tag is made of a suitably small size such that the tag can easily be placed on individual items, and can be secured to other objects via an adhesive backing, sewn in, pinned on, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew P. Timm, Jeffrey T. Griffin, John M. Heitzinger, David G. Sime
  • Patent number: 10121334
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and media for projecting light to indicate a device status are provided. In accordance with some implementations of the disclosed subject matter, systems for projecting light to indicate a device status are provided, the systems comprising: a hardware processor that: determines a light status; determines whether to turn a light source on; selects a light format corresponding to the light status; projects light of a light source according to the light format; and determines whether to turn the light source off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Vincent Dureau
  • Patent number: 10108082
    Abstract: A persistence of vision device is provided and includes an element shaft, wherein the element shaft includes shaft front surface and a shaft length, and wherein the element shaft is flexible in a sagittal plane. The device further includes at least one light source, wherein the at least one light source is associated with the shaft front surface and extends along a portion of the shaft front surface length and a processing device, wherein the processing device is communicated with the at least one light source to control the operation of the at least one light source. Furthermore, the device includes a displacement device having a displacement device shaft movable in the coronal plane, wherein the element shaft is connected to the displacement device shaft such that the element shaft is movable in the coronal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Christopher F. Hoth
  • Patent number: 10109165
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to notification devices. The teachings thereof may be embodied in methods and devices for providing an alarm signal, e.g., a notification device having multiple different alarm strengths comprising: a housing with a viewing opening; an alarm component which emits an alarm signal; a drive circuit comprising a drive end and a setting end, the drive end connected to the alarm component; and a replaceable jump wire assembly comprising a mark and a conductive element with a one-to-one correspondence between the mark and an electrical characteristic of the conductive element. The drive circuit may determine an alarm signal strength in response to an input of the setting end. Each replaceable jump wire assembly may be connected to the setting end of the drive circuit and, when connected, display the mark for viewing through the viewing opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Guo Liang Han, Shao Chen Lin, Li Ren
  • Patent number: 10106170
    Abstract: A vehicle ramp control system may include a system controller configured to interface with a power ramp system for a vehicle and with an OEM vehicle control system. A service tool configured to interface with the system controller is programmed to exchange with the system controller data relating to at least one operational aspect of the power ramp system. A diagnostic tool configured to interface with the system controller is programmed to exchange with the system controller data relating to at least one diagnostic aspect of the power ramp system. A preventative maintenance indicator operatively associated with the system controller is activated by the system controller when a preventative maintenance operation is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Vantage Mobility International, LLC
    Inventors: Steven P. Ungetheim, Mark C. Miller
  • Patent number: 10073587
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus that includes at least a first element and a sensor and an information prompt method for the electronic apparatus are described. The method includes judging whether a predetermined posture of the electronic apparatus changes or not by a sensor to obtain a first judgment result; generating a first prompt information for prompting a first position where the first element is disposed, when the first judgment result indicates that the predetermined posture of the electronic apparatus has changed; outputting the first prompt information, to enable a user to determine the first position according to the first prompt information, and to operate the first element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignees: BEIJING LENOVO SOFTWARE LTD., LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD
    Inventor: Qian Zhao
  • Patent number: 10070034
    Abstract: An image capturing device includes: a display section attached to a head or a face of a user, and configured to display an image; a communication section configured to communicate with an external device; an image capturing section; a positional information acquisition section configured to acquire current positional information of the user; and a control section configured to capture an image of a dangerous place by the image capturing section in accordance with determination of a dangerous state, and transmit a captured image from the communication section to the external device together with the positional information acquired by the positional information acquisition section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Hirabayashi, Yoichiro Sako, Masakazu Yajima, Kouichiro Ono, Masashi Takeda
  • Patent number: 10057998
    Abstract: A flexible display device is disclosed which includes a body having a body bearing face; a flexible display screen having a fixed section and at least one bent section, where the fixed section overlies the body bearing face, and is connected with the body, and the bent section can be bent in a first axis direction, and folded to the backside of the body bearing face; and a housing enclosing the body and the flexible display screen, which can be opened in a second axis direction relative to the body to expose the flexible display screen entirely, where the first axis and the second axis are two intersecting axes parallel to the body bearing face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ke Jiang, Hebing Feng
  • Patent number: 10044288
    Abstract: A combined inverter is arranged, which includes at least two separate box bodies connected detachably, all components of the combined inverter are placed into the box bodies separately, and at least one electrical connection terminal is arranged outside each of the box bodies, and the electrical connection terminal of one of the box bodies is capable of being connected to the electrical connection terminal of another of the box bodies. Therefore, a structure connection and an electrical connection of the combined inverter is achieved, weight of the whole combined inverter is dismantled effectively on the premise of ensuring normal operation of the combined inverter, construction difficult of installation and transportation is reduced, and the combined inverter has high applicability even when having high power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: SUNGROW POWER SUPPLY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Puyun Dong, Yonghong Li, Qu'e Cai, Guanjun Wang
  • Patent number: 10025355
    Abstract: In embodiments of a flexible display extendable assembly, an extendable assembly includes a slideable display guide integrated in a first housing part of an extendable electronic device. The extendable electronic device includes a flexible display that slide-engages into the first housing part of the extendable electronic device. The extendable assembly includes an extendable mechanism that is coupled in a second housing part of the extendable electronic device and to the slideable display guide. The first and second housing parts of the extendable electronic device slide-engage relative to each other. The extendable mechanism is implemented to extend as the first and second housing parts slide apart relative to each other, and also to retract as the first and second housing parts slide together relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David D. Bohn, Paul M. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 9921356
    Abstract: A display may have a backlight unit with a row of light-emitting diodes that emit light into the edge of a light guide layer. The light guide layer may have opposing upper and lower surfaces. The upper surface of the light guide layer may have ridges and the lower surface of the light guide layer may have bumps. The edge of the light guide layer may have light mixing structures. The light mixing structures may include an alternating pattern of protrusions with different shapes. For example, triangular protrusions of a first size may be patterned with triangular protrusions of a second size. The light mixing structures may reduce the mixing distance of the backlight unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Brown
  • Patent number: 9916741
    Abstract: Method, device, and computer readable medium for generating haptically enabled messages. One disclosed method comprises the steps of receiving a user generated input, mapping the user generated input to a predetermined haptic feedback, assigning a haptic feedback command to the predetermined haptic feedback, inserting the haptic feedback command into a text message, and sending the text message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Danny A. Grant, Erin B. Ramsay, Pedro Gregorio, Jason D. Fleming, Natasha M. Flaherty
  • Patent number: 9917471
    Abstract: A mobile solar array is provided which can be reconfigured between an operational (i.e. flat) configuration, and a retracted (i.e. folded) configuration. This is a two-step process. First, the structure that supports the solar array in its operation configuration on a docking pad is collapsed. This lowers the solar array toward the docking pad. Next, the solar array, which includes three sections of photovoltaic modules is folded lengthwise. Specifically, side sections of the solar array are folded out-of-plane from the center section. This places the solar array in its retracted configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: ENVISION SOLAR INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Desmond Wheatley, Patrick Senatore
  • Patent number: 9905089
    Abstract: Multiple visual indications are provided in connection with multiple work orders. Each work order involves a respective connection using the device. The multiple visual indications are provided simultaneously for at least a part of the time the visual indications are provided. In one implementation, the visual indications differ from one another. What each visual indication looks like is displayed on a respective portable device configured to display information about the work order associated with that visual indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Pat Thompson
  • Patent number: 9897885
    Abstract: An electrochromic panel for a control device is disclosed. The electrochromic panel includes a first conduction layer for receiving a positive drive voltage, a second conduction layer for receiving a negative drive voltage, an electrolyte layer disposed on the second conduction layer, and a coloration layer having a pattern and disposed between the electrolyte layer and the first conduction layer, wherein an electron current generated by the negative drive voltage flows from the second conduction layer, the electrolyte layer, the coloration layer to the first conduction layer, such that the coloration layer performs a reduction-oxidation reaction and the pattern of the coloration layer changes from transparent to a non-transparent color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Yao-Han Huang
  • Patent number: 9864412
    Abstract: A flexible display apparatus includes a frame module having a sliding path to guide the winding or unwinding of a flexible display module, and a sliding shaft configured to slide along a spiral sliding path via vertical movement of the flexible display module. The flexible display apparatus makes it easy to wind or unwind a large flexible display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Dae Park, Choun Sung Kang, Yong Seok Lee, Chang Yoon Park
  • Patent number: 9860353
    Abstract: A flexible display apparatus having a rollable display panel includes a case having an opening portion formed therein, a first roller rotatably provided inside the case, a display portion provided on the first roller to be wound around the first roller or released from the first roller, and a rotatable guide portion provided inside the case to guide the display portion by radially bending the display portion at least one time during a movement of the display portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junghun Lee, Younjoon Kim, Kyunghyun Baek, Sangjo Lee, Jangdoo Lee, Jusuck Lee, Kyungmin Choi
  • Patent number: 9817261
    Abstract: Disclosed are a curved cover for curved display and a curved type display apparatus including the same in which the curved type display apparatus includes a curved part that includes a front part covering one edge of a display panel having a curved shape, and the front part includes a curved part having a curved shape and a bending part provided at each of both edges of the curved part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Myoung Soo Lee, Chang Hoon Song, Min Roh
  • Patent number: 9783057
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle display device which exhibits high visibility, and which has an attractive external appearance. A vehicle display device according to the present invention is provided with: pointer-type instruments (a speedometer and an engine tachometer; a display disposed next to the pointer-type instruments; and a planar protective plate which has, formed on the front surface thereof, a first reflected-light suppression layer. The protective plate is disposed so as to cover the front surfaces of the display and the pointer-type instruments. Furthermore, in the protective plate, light-blocking layers for concealing spaces between the display and the pointer-type instruments are formed. Moreover, a light-transmitting bonding layer, which covers and bonds a display surface of the display, and second reflected-light suppression layers, which cover the front surfaces of the pointer-type instruments, are formed on the rear surface of the protective plate so as to not overlie each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON SEIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Norihiro Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9779006
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for providing a non-volatile fault indication in a multi-device storage enclosure. In some embodiments, a storage enclosure includes a plurality of storage devices housed within a storage enclosure housing. A non-volatile display element is arranged to provide a persistent display of fault information relating to a component of the storage enclosure after power is removed from the display element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Xyratex Technology Limited
    Inventors: David M. Davis, Odie Killen, Alexander C. Worrall
  • Patent number: 9772548
    Abstract: There is provided a transmission device including an optical signal generation section configured to generate an optical signal formed by arranging one or more of each of a plurality of kinds of same-color light beams each having different phase, and a transmission section configured to transmit the optical signal generated by the optical signal generation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junichi Rekimoto
  • Patent number: 9739647
    Abstract: A meter includes at least one meter unit, a visor provided around the meter unit; and a light-emitting part. The light-emitting part includes a light-guiding ring, a light source and a prism provided between the light guiding ring and the light source. The light-emitting part is annularly provided so as to cover an outer periphery of a dial panel of the meter unit. The light guiding ring is composed of a light guiding body and a light shielding body. The light shielding body is integrally formed with the light guiding body so as to cover the light guiding body. The light guiding ring is fixed to a mounting part provided in a proximity of an end part of the visor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Hirobumi Mikami
  • Patent number: 9715106
    Abstract: There is provided an electro-optical device comprising a substrate, a first torsion hinge disposed above the substrate in a thickness direction, the first torsion hinge having a first hinge support portion configured to support the first torsion hinge in the thickness direction, a second torsion hinge disposed above the first torsion hinge in the thickness direction, the second torsion hinge having a second hinge support portion configured to support the second torsion hinge in the thickness direction, and a mirror disposed above the second torsion hinge in the thickness direction, the mirror having a mirror support portion configured to support the mirror in the thickness direction. The second hinge support portion does not overlap the first hinge support portion in a planar view of the substrate, and the mirror support portion does not overlap the second hinge support portion in the planar view of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoichi Momose