Visual Indication Patents (Class 340/815.4)
  • Patent number: 11142123
    Abstract: A vehicular vision system includes forward viewing camera and a rear camera each having a respective field of view exterior of the vehicle. Each of the cameras has an LVDS chip and connects with a control via a respective mono coaxial cable. Each mono coaxial cable carries via LVDS image data captured by the respective camera. Image data captured by the forward viewing camera and carried to the control by the respective mono coaxial cable is processed at the control for object detection. The control generates an output provided to a video display device of the vehicle, the video display device having a video display screen viewable by a driver of the vehicle. The video display screen displays video images of an area rearward of the vehicle derived from image data captured by the rear camera and carried to the control by the respective mono coaxial cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Joern Ihlenburg, Andreas Koppe, Achim Gieseke, Hossam Mahmoud, Horst D. Diessner
  • Patent number: 11131501
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a cabinet that defines a storage compartment, food storage containers configured to be received in the storage compartment and disposed vertically above a bottom surface of the storage compartment, sensor units each of which is disposed at a lower surface of one of the food storage containers, antenna units disposed at the bottom surface of the storage compartment, where each of the antenna units corresponds to one of the sensor units, and a reader unit configured to receive signals transmitted from the antenna units. The bottom surface of the storage compartment partitions a lower portion of the storage compartment, and the sensor units include a salinity sensor configured to measure a salinity inside of the food storage containers and transmit the salinity to one or more of the antenna units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Narae Kim, Sanggyu Kim, Hongyoon Jung
  • Patent number: 11127322
    Abstract: A flexible display device, comprising: a box comprising a housing part and a winding shaft fixed in a receiving space defined by the housing part; a flexible display part comprising a flexible display panel and a flexible carrying part attached on a non-display surface of the flexible display panel, wherein a first end of the flexible display part is fixed to the winding shaft; and a limit part movably disposed in a side wall of the box, wherein in a wound state, the flexible display part is wound onto the winding shaft and received in the receiving space; and in an unwound state, a second end of the flexible display part and at least a portion of the flexible display part are unwound to an exterior of the receiving space, and the limit part contacts the flexible carrying part to limit movement of the flexible display part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: WuHan TianMa Micro-electronics CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qing Han, Jiang Chen
  • Patent number: 11115742
    Abstract: A microphone assembly is disclosed. The microphone assembly includes a first housing part, a second housing part, a microphone capsule and a printed circuit board. The microphone capsule and the printed circuit board are received in an inner space of a housing formed by the two housing parts, which includes a viewing part that can be connected to the housing, as well as at least one first elastic clip element for attaching the microphone assembly to an interior lining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Marcus Normann
  • Patent number: 11092805
    Abstract: A vehicular display device is used in a vehicle and displays an image received from a drawing device. The vehicular display device includes an image display unit, a notification unit, an image notification determination unit, a drawing request unit, a correspondence identification unit, and a notification execution unit. The image display unit executes notification by displaying the image. The notification unit executes notification by at least one of audio and light. The image notification determination unit determines whether the vehicle is in an image notification state. The drawing request unit requests the drawing device to draw the image corresponding to the image notification state. The correspondence identification unit identifies the correspondence notification action. The notification execution unit causes the notification unit to execute the correspondence notification action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshitaka Asai, Mitsuo Tamagaki, Yoshitaka Adachi, Ken Aida, Satoshi Katano
  • Patent number: 11072286
    Abstract: A vehicular interior rearview mirror assembly includes a mirror head having a mirror casing and a transflective reflective element. Individual user input elements of a plurality of user input elements are arranged in a row below the transflective reflective element. At least one of the individual user input elements is a user input element for an imaging system of the vehicle. Each individual display element of a plurality of display elements is associated with a respective user input element of the plurality of user input elements. Each individual display element of the plurality of display elements is selectively activated by activation of its respective user input element. Each individual display element and its respective user input element are located local to one another such that a cognitive relationship between actuation by a user of the respective user input element and activation of the associated individual display element is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: DONNELLY CORPORATION
    Inventors: John O. Lindahl, Peter J. Whitehead, Niall R. Lynam, John T. Uken, Lee Karner, Richard R. Hook
  • Patent number: 11034303
    Abstract: An interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle includes an interior rearview mirror assembly and a self-contained battery powered module releasably disposable at the mirror head of the mirror assembly. The self-contained battery powered module includes a toll transponder that communicates with an automated toll system. The mirror head has a receiving portion for receiving the self-contained battery powered module thereat. The receiving portion includes an opening established through a wall of the mirror casing. The self-contained battery powered module may be releasably retained at least partially in the receiving portion via a push-to-release mechanism. The self-contained battery powered module may be removable from the receiving portion via pushing at the self-contained battery powered module to release the self-contained battery powered module from the push-to-release mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Darryl P. De Wind, Craig Kendall, Christopher R. Koetje, Niall R. Lynam
  • Patent number: 11007935
    Abstract: A system for a vehicle may comprise a rearview assembly comprising a display element configured for providing a rearward view of a scene behind the vehicle, at least one imaging device in communication with the display element and configured to capture images from within a passenger compartment of the vehicle, and a printed circuit board in communication with the display element and the at least one imaging device. The display element may be configured to selectively display content received from a source external to the vehicle. The display element may be suitable for receiving inputs from a plurality of sources. At least one of the plurality of sources may be one of the internet and a cellular network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joshua D. Lintz, Bradley A. Bosma
  • Patent number: 11006533
    Abstract: A frame for a display device extends in a main plane. The frame includes a plurality of segments coupled to one another, including at least a first segment having at least one injection orifice allowing the injection of an optical adhesive. The plurality of segments defines an opening therebetween delimited by a plurality of inner edges facing each segment, including at least a first inner edge of the first segment. The first segment includes an injection channel having a first end and a second end. The first end is fluidly connected to the injection orifice, and the second end forms the first inner edge of the first segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: FAURECIA INTERIEUR INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Francois Floch, Maureen Seze
  • Patent number: 11006383
    Abstract: Mapping and localization using image processing of wireless signals is provided. Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a novel approach for high accuracy mapping of an environment around an antenna (or antenna array) coupled to a radio frequency (RF) transceiver through image processing of RF signals. The image processing includes constructing a map of line-of-sight (LOS) and non-line-of-sight (NLOS) objects in the environment by distinguishing NLOS objects and correctly projecting their positions relative to the LOS objects. In some examples, a three-dimensional (3D) image of the environment around the antenna (or antenna array) is produced. Aspects disclosed herein can further provide simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) for a wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Georgios Trichopoulos, Ahmed Alkhateeb
  • Patent number: 10993337
    Abstract: A disclosed display apparatus may include a display panel configured to display an image, and a first back cover at a rear surface of the display panel and supporting the display panel. The display apparatus may additionally include a roller configured to wind or unwind the display panel, and an adhesive part between the display panel and the first back cover and fixed to the roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mi-Na Shin, ChounSung Kang, SunBok Song, GeunChang Park
  • Patent number: 10981510
    Abstract: A dual-state interior rearview mirror assembly includes a mirror head including an electro-optic mirror reflective element having a transflective mirror reflector. A video display device is disposed rearward of the viewable reflective region and occupies at least 75 percent of the viewable reflective region of the mirror reflective element. With the mirror assembly operating in a first state, the video display device does not display video images and the driver views rearward via reflection at the viewable reflective region and, with the mirror assembly operating in a second state, the video display device displays video images at the display screen for viewing at the viewable reflective region by the driver. Video images displayed by the display screen at a center zone of the viewable reflective region are at unit magnification, and video images displayed at driver-side and passenger-side zones are not displayed at unit magnification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Mark L. Larson, John T. Uken, Christopher R. Koetje
  • Patent number: 10921053
    Abstract: A domestic appliance, in particular a refrigeration appliance, contains a door having a recessed grip and an illumination device for shining light onto the recessed grip. The illumination device has a projection device for projecting information onto the recessed grip. A method is used to operate a domestic appliance which contains the door having the recessed grip and the projection device for shining light onto the recessed grip, in which method information is projected onto the recessed grip by the projection device. The domestic appliance can be a refrigerator, a freezer, a preservation appliance or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Ralph Staud, Thomas Tischer, Marco Reitwiessner, Andreas Kessler, Andreas Korte, Thomas Ott, Guenter Gerold, Robert Sachon
  • Patent number: 10871519
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and device for real-time two-dimensional modeling of a fuel cell stack of a vehicle. The method includes obtaining a dataset having multiple data points. A data point of the multiple data points is associated with one set of conditions and a homotopic operating state. The method includes generating a first matrix that has multiple sets of conditions from the plurality of data points. The method includes generating a second matrix of multiple operating states from the multiple data points. Each operating state is associated with at least one of the multiple sets of conditions. The method includes generating an interpolation of homotopic operation states (IHOS) model based on the first matrix and the second matrix. The IHOS model has multiple reference rows of the sets of conditions associated with a homotopic operating state. The method includes rendering, on a display, the IHOS model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Jared Farnsworth
  • Patent number: 10863633
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment provides a display device including: a display panel configured to include a first area, and a second area and a third area respectively disposed at opposite sides of the first area in a first direction; a first roller unit configured to wind the second area thereon; and a second roller unit configured to wind the third area of the display panel in an opposite direction to that of the first roller unit, wherein a distance between the first roller unit and the second roller unit which are separated from each other in the first direction can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Jin Hwan Choi, Min-Sung Kim, Hyun Woo Koo, Jeong Ho Kim, Tae Woong Kim, Tae An Seo, Jung Hun Lee
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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