Visual Indication Patents (Class 340/815.4)
  • Patent number: 11526299
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for an elastic buffer for a media management operation are described. A plurality of entries associated with a media management operation for a memory sub-system are stored. A first set of one or more write commands associated with the media management operation are buffered using the plurality of entries based on a second set of one or more write commands associated with a host write procedure. The first set of one or more write commands associated with the media management operation are issued based on the plurality of entries and a completion of the second set of one or more write commands associated with the host write procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Antonio David Bianco
  • Patent number: 11522982
    Abstract: Status indicator devices for use with handheld transceiver devices are shown and methods of using the same are described. Status indicator devices are disposed between a battery and a handheld transceiver unit allowing a single battery to power both the status indicator device and the handheld transceiver unit. The status indicator devices are capable of wirelessly transmitting and/or receiving information and reproducing it visually, tactilely, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventor: Zachary Kuperstein
  • Patent number: 11474527
    Abstract: There is provided a moving apparatus which includes a control unit that executes traveling control of the moving apparatus, an upper unit that has an article storage unit, and a lower unit that houses the control unit and a drive unit. The upper unit has an upper sensor that detects an obstacle in surroundings at a position of at least one of an upper surface or a lower surface position, and the lower unit has a lower sensor that detects an obstacle in a proximity area of a traveling surface of the moving apparatus. The control unit inputs sensor detection information, detects an obstacle in surroundings of the moving apparatus, executes traveling control to avoid contact with the obstacle, and performs control to display a traveling route recognition display line that indicates a traveling route of the moving apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Katayama, Takahito Migita, Yoshinao Sodeyama, Junichiro Misawa, Tatsuma Sakurai, Katsutoshi Kanamori
  • Patent number: 11453363
    Abstract: A vehicle cabin hazard detection and management system includes an engine state sensor, a driver presence sensor, a cabin passenger sensor, a door latch sensor for each passenger door, a vehicle movement sensor, a cabin temperature sensor, an alarm device, a wireless messaging system, and a controller. The controller receives signals from the sensors, evaluates whether a hazardous condition is imminent for a cabin occupant, and activates an alarm and/or takes other action to counter the hazard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Kostal of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Fabio Pupillo, Adrian Kizy, Christine Kashat
  • Patent number: 11435056
    Abstract: A camp lantern includes a housing having an outer wall, a lower surface, and an upper surface with an LED module positioned thereon. A U-shaped handle attached to opposing sides of the outer wall allows the lantern to be easily transported to remote locations. Removably superimposable on the LED module is a frosted, semispherical cover that allows the lantern to be used as a portable light source. Any one of a plurality of interchangeable, substantially opaque covers with transparent, thematic design elements can be substituted for the frosted cover to convert the camping lantern to an image projector. When the LED module is activated, light only passes through the transparent portions to project the design elements onto a tent or cabin ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventor: Jian Zhu
  • Patent number: 11392580
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for recommending computerized services based on an animate object in the user's environment are provided. In some implementations, the method comprises: receiving a request from a user device to associate a recording device that captures motion data indicative of motion of an animate object in proximity to the user device; associating the user device with the recording device in response to receiving the request; receiving the motion data from the recording device that is indicative of motion of the animate object; determining characteristics of the animate object based on the received motion data; correlating an emotional state of a user of the user device based on the determined characteristics associated with the animate object; and causing a recommended computerized service to be presented by the user device based on the emotional state of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Charles Goran, Jonathan James Effrat, Eric H C Liu
  • Patent number: 11375596
    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: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Vincent Dureau
  • Patent number: 11361178
    Abstract: A communication system and method thereof are provided, which includes: providing a first mask, a second mask, a user device having a screen and a display device having a light code module and a panel, wherein the first mask and the second mask are positioned at different positions of the panel, respectively; providing a light code signal to the panel by the light code module, and providing a first mask signal and a second mask signal by the first mask and the second mask, respectively; and capturing the light code signal plus the first mask signal or the second mask signal from the panel by the user device to obtain a first code according to the combination of the light code signal and the first mask signal or obtain a second code according to the combination of the light code signal and the second mask signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Kun-Hsein Lin, Lih-Guong Jang, Yi-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 11352087
    Abstract: The present invention provides various aspects of a novel safety light that can be attached to a bicyclist or an athlete so as to define a well lit, safe distance to avoid collision by a motorist. The present safety concerns would find advantage in an easy to attach safety light that is much larger, more conspicuous and one that provides greater lumens. It would be desirable for athletes and the sports industry if there was provided an improved safety light system to provide a significant warning to let motorists know the safe distance that any motorist and/or his vehicle needs to avoid so as not to hit the cyclist or athlete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: John Keller
  • Patent number: 11346141
    Abstract: An overhead roll-up door assembly having a door controller, a door panel and a drum on which the door panel is wound and unwound to open and close a doorway, opening and closing of the door being controlled by the controller. The door assembly includes a safety system comprising at least one light, the at least one light being positioned to emit light proximate a first side of the doorway, the light from the at least one light being projected onto a lower boundary of the doorway and forming a strip or stripe proximate the first side of the doorway, wherein emission of the light from the at least one light is controlled by the controller in conjunction with the controller opening and closing the doorway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: RYTEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daniel Gregoriou
  • Patent number: 11329247
    Abstract: According to various embodiments of the present invention, an electronic device can comprise: a housing; a flexible display of which at least a portion is accommodated in the housing, wherein the flexible display comprises a window forming at least a portion of the outer side surface of the electronic device, a light-emitting layer arranged below the window, and a protective layer arranged below the light-emitting layer, a transparent region for transmitting light incident from the outside of the electronic device is formed in a portion of a region of the light-emitting layer, and an opening of which at least a portion is aligned with the transparent region is formed in a portion of a region of the protective layer; and a sensor of which at least a portion is accommodated in the housing and at least a portion is aligned with the opening. The electronic device can vary according to embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Moo-Hyun Baek, Jae-Young Shin, Young-Soo Chun, Seung-Min Choi, Byoung-Uk Yoon, So-Young Lee
  • Patent number: 11318888
    Abstract: An interior rearview mirror assembly for an electric vehicle having a vehicle battery for powering a propulsion system of the electric vehicle. The interior rearview mirror assembly includes a mirror casing, a mirror reflective element, a mounting structure configured to adjustably mount the mirror assembly at an interior portion of the electric vehicle, and an indicator disposed at the mirror casing along a perimeter region of the mirror reflective element. The indicator includes a plurality of LEDs, and each LED of the plurality of LEDs is individually operated to emit light. With the mirror reflective element and the mirror casing adjustably mounted at the interior portion of the electric vehicle via the mounting structure, and responsive to a battery charge level of the vehicle battery, the indicator electrically powers one or more of the LEDs to convey vehicle battery charge level information to a driver of the electric vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: John T. Uken
  • Patent number: 11291870
    Abstract: A fire safety system particularly adapted for commercial kitchen applications provides control of exhaust levels for energy efficiency and intelligently responds to fires or fire risks. In embodiments, systems may provide early warning of fire hazards or impending fires. Embodiments employ probabilistic estimates with alarms that can be canceled. Embodiments employ classifiers that can make use of alarm cancellations as a mechanism for supervised learning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Oy Halton Group Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrey V. Livchak, Derek W. Schrock, Gregory A. Lyons, Jimmy Sandusky, Kyle Sunderlin, Philip J. Meredith, Nicholas Harlow
  • Patent number: 11288987
    Abstract: The present application discloses a foldable display device, including a display panel including a bendable region; a supporter disposed under the display panel to support the display panel, the supporter including a bending portion located below the bendable region, a buffer space formed between the bending portion and the bendable region; and an air pump mounted on the supporter, and in communication with the buffer space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Semiconductor Display Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zikang Feng
  • Patent number: 11285888
    Abstract: An electrochromic mirror reflective element for a vehicular rearview mirror assembly includes front and rear glass substrates with an electrochromic medium disposed therebetween and with a fourth surface reflector coated at the fourth surface of the rear substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: John T. Uken, Michael J. Baur, Ian A. McCabe, Hamid Habibi
  • Patent number: 11289616
    Abstract: A light generator comprises a light conversion device and a light source arranged to apply a light beam to the light conversion element. The light conversion device includes an optoceramic or other solid phosphor element comprising one or more phosphors embedded in a ceramic, glass, or other host, a metal heat sink, and a solder bond attaching the optoceramic phosphor element to the metal heat sink. The optoceramic phosphor element does not undergo cracking in response to the light source applying a light beam of beam energy effective to heat the optoceramic phosphor element to the phosphor quenching point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: MATERION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael P. Newell, Zan Aslett, Robert Cuzziere, Andrew P. Houde, Derrick Brown
  • Patent number: 11276298
    Abstract: A system for alerting responders that a person is in need of assistance can include a mounting base, a microcontroller housed within the mounting base, a plurality of light emitting diodes connected between the microcontroller and a power source, a dome coupled to the mounting base, the dome encapsulating the plurality of light emitting diodes and the reflector, a radio frequency receiver housed within the mounting base, a radio frequency transmitter in communication with the radio frequency receiver, in which a signal received by the radio frequency receiver generated from the radio frequency transmitter activates a relay switch electrically coupled to the microcontroller, the microcontroller communicatively coupled to a non-transitory computer readable medium containing computer executable instructions executable to activate at least the plurality of light emitting diodes, and a speaker in communication with the microcontroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventors: Dan Rich, Danil Klug
  • Patent number: 11276333
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to determining parameters of use for an outdoor display unit, such as a mobile display unit, including for example a geographic area for use, a time/day of use, and/or information to be displayed by the outdoor display unit. Parameters of use may be determined based on use characteristics, including results, associated with information displayed by an outdoor display unit in a first geographic area having characteristics determined to be similar to those of a second geographic area. For example, the geographic areas may share one or more similar spatio-temporal aspects with one another. Based on these spatio-temporal aspects, a day/time when characteristics of the second geographic area are similar to those of the first geographic area may be identified. Information displayed at the second area may be determined based on the use characteristics, and the determined information may be displayed at the identified day/time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: FIREFLY SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Vedat Taylan Yildiz, Anastasios Noulas, Yasin Açikmeşe, Anil Suren, Kaan Gunay, Onur Kardesler
  • Patent number: 11254264
    Abstract: A sensor assembling structure includes a sensor assembling void formed in a mounting base, a sensor assembling leaf spring, and mounting base-side leaf spring mounting portions formed at the mounting base. The mounting base is mounted to a windshield. The sensor assembling void receives a sensor. The sensor assembling leaf spring includes mounting base mounted portions. In a state in which the sensor is received in the sensor assembling void, the sensor assembling leaf spring is mounted to the mounting base-side leaf spring mounting portions via the mounting base mounted portions. The sensor assembling leaf spring maintains a state in which the sensor is received in the sensor assembling void.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignees: MURAKAMI CORPORATION, HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naomi Sugimura, Tatsuya Ohmaru, Manami Inai
  • Patent number: 11250463
    Abstract: A system to display information using a display shelf of a retailer may include a first display configured to be attached to a first edge portion of the display shelf and to display information related to a first product. A second display may be configured to be attached to a second edge portion of the display shelf and to display information related to a second product. The first display and the second display can be configured to have a height similar to a height of the first and the second edge portion of the shelf. The first display and the second display may also be configured to display information related to a third product as if the first display is continuously connected to the second display as an extended display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Birch
  • Patent number: 11229132
    Abstract: A dual display device is provided, which includes a housing, a first display screen, a flexible display screen, and a rotating assembly. The housing includes a plurality of vertical walls and a bottom wall, the plurality of vertical walls include a second vertical wall. The first display screen is mounted in the housing at a first predetermined distance from the bottom wall, and a first edge of the first display screen is spaced apart from the second vertical wall by a second predetermined distance. The rotating assembly is rotatably disposed in an opening in an axial direction of the rotating assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Semiconductor Display Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun Li, Xuesi Qin
  • Patent number: 11193802
    Abstract: A sensor arrangement includes a support component, a sensor element with at least two terminals, at least two plug contacts and at least two connection elements. The at least two connection elements are configured for electrically connecting the terminals to the control contacts. An inner chamber of the support component is filled with a sealing compound which forms a seal around at least the sensor element and the terminals, the plug contacts at least on the contacting region of the connection elements, and the connection elements. The sealing mass is covered at least partially with a film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Sven Fleischer, Joachim Domat, Robert Remus, Stephan Knackert, Rainer Gumpinger, Bernd Lutz, Michael Rambow
  • Patent number: 11187405
    Abstract: Implementations of a system and method for cell phone cases with charging port illumination are provided. In some implementations, the system for cell phone cases with charging port illumination comprises a circuitry comprising a battery, a switch, and a light emitting diode (LED). In some implementations, the circuitry is configured to securely attach to a cell phone case. In some implementations, the circuitry is configured to illuminate a charging port opening of the cell phone case. In some implementations, the method for cell phone cases with charging port illumination comprises securely attaching the circuitry to the cell phone case. In some implementations, the method further comprises illuminating the charging port opening of the cell phone case with the circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventor: Sean Davis
  • Patent number: 11186295
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an autonomous vehicle with an emergency escape mode. When fleeing a scene is critical, embodiments provide an AV that can operate in an emergency escape mode (EEM) to enable the AV to flee a scene, protecting its occupants. Typically, a passenger or operator invokes EEM in an AV when they are in imminent danger from criminal activity such as carjacking. A least resistance route can be computed to determine an escape route that provides for reduced chance of injury and/or increased probability of a successful escape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: VERIPAT, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Robert Kahn
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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