Image Superposition By Optical Means (e.g., Heads-up Display) Patents (Class 345/7)
  • Patent number: 10146058
    Abstract: A visual line direction sensing device communicably connected with a head-up display device, which projects an image on a screen disposed ahead of a target, includes an image capture unit capturing a target image from a front side of the target, an acquisition unit acquiring adjusted position information indicative of an image projection position by an adjustment unit of the head-up display device, an estimation unit estimating positions of pupils of the target based on the adjusted position information acquired by the acquisition unit, a setup unit setting an inspection range of the target image captured by the image capture unit with reference to the positions of the pupils estimated by the estimation unit, and a calculator calculating a visual line direction of the target based on a status of the pupils included in the inspection range of the target image set by the setup unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazumasa Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 10148934
    Abstract: An image process apparatus includes an image capture device, a filter, a depth estimation unit, and a mixture unit. The image capture device captures an original image including at least one target object and generates a first depth map corresponding to the original image. The filter selects the at least one target object from the original image according to the first depth map and generates a temporary image including the at least one target object. The temporary image has a depth information of the at least one target object. The depth estimation unit generates a second depth map corresponding to an input image according to the input image. The mixture unit blends the temporary image into a predetermined field depth of the input image to generate a blending image including the input image and the at least one target object according to the depth information and the second depth map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: eYs3D Microelectronics, Co.
    Inventor: Wen-Kuo Lin
  • Patent number: 10147232
    Abstract: A machine-implemented method includes obtaining input data and generating output data. The status of at least one contextual factor is determined and compared with a standard. If the status meets the standard, a transformation is applied to the output data. The output data is then outputted to the viewer. Through design and/or selection of contextual factors, standards, and transformations, output data may be selectively outputted to viewers in a context-suitable fashion, e.g. on a head mounted display the viewer's central vision may be left unobstructed while the viewer walks, drives, etc. An apparatus includes at least one sensor that senses a contextual factor. A processor determines the status of the contextual factor, determines if the status meets a standard, generates output data, and applies a transformation to the output data if the status meets the standard. A display outputs the output data to the viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Atheer, Inc.
    Inventor: Sina Fateh
  • Patent number: 10149039
    Abstract: An audio headphone to couple to a strap for a head-mounted display is disclosed. The audio headphone includes a headphone speaker, a strap connector, and a four-bar linkage coupled to the strap connector to provide movement of the headphone speaker with respect to a user's ear. The four-bar linkage comprises a first member coupled to the strap connector via a first joint, a second member coupled to the first member via a second joint, a third member coupled to the second member via a third joint, and a fourth member coupled to the third member. The fourth member has first and second sides that are coupled to the first member via a fourth joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jared I. Drinkwater, Blake Francis Andersen
  • Patent number: 10146056
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes a light source configured to emit image light, a scanning mirror configured to reflect the image light from the light source, and a reflective diffraction optical element configured to change a direction of the image light from the scanning mirror to a different direction in addition to regular reflection. The scanning mirror is arranged at a position and a height as different from an observing point as possible. A direction of extension of an interference fringe of the reflective diffraction optical element intersects incident light from the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Fumika Yamada
  • Patent number: 10144353
    Abstract: A multi-camera vision system for a vehicle includes a plurality of cameras viewing exterior the equipped vehicle and at least one non-visual sensor sensing exterior of the equipped vehicle. Captured image data and sensor data are provided to a central data processor. At the central data processor, image data is fused with sensor data and processed in order to detect vehicles that are present external the equipped vehicle. The central data processor includes a digital signal processor operable to process data at a data processioning speed of at least 30 MIPS. Via processing at the central data processor of image data and sensor data, a potential hazard present exterior the equipped vehicle is determined to exist. The potential hazard arises from presence of rear-approaching traffic in at least one of (i) a side lane to the equipped vehicle and (ii) a rear lane to the equipped vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Lee Karner, Kenneth Schofield, Niall R. Lynam
  • Patent number: 10147388
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for a media guidance application that enhances the viewing experiences of users by modifying, as perceived by a user, an area outside of the television or computer screen. In particular, the media guidance application may enhance the viewing experiences of users by darkening an area outside of a display screen visible to a user in order to prevent the area outside of the display screen from distracting a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Peterson
  • Patent number: 10146067
    Abstract: An eye-protective shade for the AR (Augmented Reality) smart glasses is provided, including: an eye protection unit disposed in front of the AR smart glasses, wherein the eye protection unit is disposed with a pair of shading portions capable of filtering light, and the pair of the shading portions respectively correspond to a pair of semitransparent display portions disposed on the AR smart glasses, and the pair of shading portions are made of translucent material and/or opaque material; when reading digital information by use of the eye-protective shade along with the AR smart glasses, the eye-protective shade protects the user's eyeballs and the macula from direct light radiation while the peripheral retina is continuously in contact with external light sources. The present disclosure can change the user's reading habits and moderate visual fatigue when reading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Ching-Lai Tsai
  • Patent number: 10139904
    Abstract: An embodiment of a computer implemented method of displaying textual data includes receiving a request to display textual data and displaying textual data in a region within a display area. Displaying textual data includes sequentially presenting successive components of the textual data at a fixed position relative to the display area. The method also includes monitoring a point of gaze of a user based on biometric information, and based on detecting that the point of gaze is away from the region, automatically stopping the displaying by the processor at a time point corresponding to a current component, and determining a previous component of the textual data displayed at a previous time point. The method further includes, based on detecting that the point of gaze has returned to the region, commencing by the processor the displaying at the previous component and continuing to display successive components of the textual data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, Thomas D. Fitzsimmons, Emily M. Metruck, Charles J. Stocker, IV
  • Patent number: 10139622
    Abstract: A HUD device mounted on a moving body that projects an image on a projection member to virtually display the image includes a projector, a reflector mirror, a stepper motor, a reduction gear mechanism that reduces rotation which is output from the stepper motor and transmitted to the reflector mirror, and a controller that calculates a control step angle for the stepper motor. The controller, when an output direction of the motor according to the control instruction at this determination is the opposite direction as a direction of the rotation of the last time, adds a reverse step angle of the opposite direction, which is equal to or greater than a sum of a reference step angle and a backlash angle of the reduction gear mechanism, to the control step angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tatsuya Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10140695
    Abstract: A head-mounted display (HMD) that includes a high resolution (HR) inset display and a peripheral display. The HR inset display is configured to display an inset region that includes a portion of an image at a first resolution that corresponds to a resolution of a fovea region of a human eye. The peripheral display displays a background region, the background region having a second resolution that is less than the first resolution, the second resolution corresponding to a resolution of a non-fovea region of the human eye. The HMD includes an optics block that combines the inset region and the background region to create composite content at retinal resolution, and direct the composite content to an exit pupil of the HMD corresponding to a location of an eye of a user of the HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Wilson, Douglas Robert Lanman, Nicholas Daniel Trail, Scott Charles McEldowney, Stephen James McNally, Yusufu Njoni Bamaxam Sulai
  • Patent number: 10133358
    Abstract: An example system is described that includes a head-mountable device (HMD) with a bone conduction transducer that transmits an audio signal and an inertial measurement unit (IMU) sensor connected to the bone conduction transducer. The IMU sensor detects movement of the HMD due to vibrations of the bone conduction transducer transmitting the audio signal and the IMU sensor provides outputs. The system also includes one or more processors that receive the outputs of the IMU sensor and compare the outputs of the IMU sensor with at least one reference signal. The at least one reference signal is based on the audio signal that is transmitted. The one or more processors output an HMD fitting parameter based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Zhe Chen, David Sparks
  • Patent number: 10133305
    Abstract: A detachable head-mounted-display cushion may include a cushion layer having a user-side surface dimensioned to abut a facial portion of a user and a display-side surface dimensioned to abut a mounting surface of a facial-interface system for a head-mounted display. The detachable head-mounted-display cushion may also include a magnetic-coupling mechanism configured to removably attach the cushion layer to the mounting surface of the facial-interface system. A corresponding head-mounted-display system may include a head-mounted display, a facial-interface mounting member for the head-mounted display, a cushion layer abutting the facial-interface mounting member, and a magnetic-coupling mechanism removably attaching the cushion layer to the facial-interface mounting member. A method may include positioning a cushion layer abutting a facial-interface mounting member for a head-mounted display and removably attaching the cushion layer to the facial-interface mounting member with a magnetic-coupling mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Patrick Sullivan, Shane Michael Ellis
  • Patent number: 10131276
    Abstract: A vehicle sightline guidance apparatus includes a display member displaying an image on either one one a see-through windshield and screen that allow a vehicle occupant to visually recognize outside of a vehicle; a scenery-information acquiring unit acquiring scenery information visually recognized by the occupant from inside the vehicle; and a perspective-position specifying unit specifying a perspective position, which is a position on the windshield or screen that a sightline passes when the occupant visually recognizes a predicted path of the vehicle or a position where left and right edges of the predicted path are projected, based on the scenery information. Based on the perspective position, the display member displays two reference marks on the windshield or screen such that the marks are separated from each other by a distance equivalent to a vehicle width or larger and appear to be aligned with the left and right edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Isamu Nagasawa, Keiji Asai
  • Patent number: 10134112
    Abstract: A system for displaying information from a mobile computer in a vehicle is provided. The system is comprised of a screen, means for projecting images from the mobile computer onto the screen, means to determine a driver of the vehicle's position with respect to the vehicle, and means to adjust the orientation of the images on the screen based upon the position of the driver. The screen is transparent and is mounted on the vehicle. The screen is viewable from inside the vehicle and from outside the vehicle. The system is configured to reverse the orientation of the images on the screen based upon the driver being in front of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventor: B. Frank Ventress, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10133342
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for selecting an Augmented Reality (AR) object on a head mounted device (HMD) are presented. In some embodiments, an HMD may define a Region-of-Interest (ROI) based on a gesture formed by at least one hand of a user. Subsequently the HMD may display to the user a shape on the HMD. In at least one arrangement, the shape outlines the ROI. Additionally, the HMD may display to the user a plurality of AR objects, each of the plurality of AR objects being associated with a target inside the ROI. Furthermore, the HMD may reduce the size of the ROI based on a first movement of the at least one hand of the user to form a reduced-sized ROI. In at least one arrangement, the reduced-sized ROI is used to select a specific AR object from the plurality of AR objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Arpit Mittal, Giuliano Maciocci, Michael L. Tunmer, Paul Mabbutt
  • Patent number: 10136121
    Abstract: A system, method and software for producing a virtual scene to be viewed on an electronic display. A virtual reference plane is defined. The reference plane has peripheral boundaries. A virtual object is positioned above the reference plane in the virtual scene. Stereoscopic camera viewpoints are calculated that enable the virtual object to be imaged with the reference plane within the peripheral boundaries of the reference plane. The virtual object is digitally altered before and/or after being stereoscopically imaged. The altering includes bending, tapering or tilting a portion of the virtual object, and/or tilting a portion of the reference plane. A common set of boundaries are set for a superimposed image to create a final image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Maxx Media Group, LLC
    Inventors: Richard S. Freeman, Scott A. Hollinger
  • Patent number: 10133066
    Abstract: A head-up display apparatus includes an image display surface that displays a color image by multiple pixels, each of the pixels being divided into sub-pixels. The color image displayed on the image display surface is projected to a transparent plate member provided in front of a driver seat, and the color image is displayed superimposed to a forward scenery of the transparent plate member. The image display surface includes a first region including a center position, and a second region other than the first region. Each of the pixels in the first region includes a sub-pixel displaying red, a sub-pixel displaying green, and a sub-pixel displaying blue. Each of the pixels in the second region includes multiple sub-pixels including a sub-pixel displaying color having a color phase biased to at least one direction of a red direction, a green direction, and a blue direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryo Yamaoka
  • Patent number: 10120169
    Abstract: A variable-power optical system includes, in order from an object, an objective optical system (O), a relay optical system (R), and an eyepiece optical system (E), wherein the relay optical system is provided with, in order from the object, a first lens group (G1) having positive refractive power, a second lens group (G2) having positive refractive power, and a third lens group (G3) having positive refractive power, and is an optical system in which an image formed by the objective optical system with variable optical power, and the variable-power optical system is configured so as to satisfy expressions: 0.7<|?|min<1.4, and 12 (mm)<fmin<15 (mm), where |?|min denotes a minimum of absolute value of imaging magnification of the relay optical system, and fmin denotes a shortest focal length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: NIKON VISION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yosuke Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10120337
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed herein relating to an adjustable scanning system configured to adjust light from an illumination source on a per-pixel basis. One example provides an optical system including an array of light sources, a holographic light processing stage comprising, for each light source in the array, one or more holograms configured to receive light from the light source and diffract the light, the one or more holograms being selective for a property of the light that varies based upon the light source from which the light is received, and a scanning optical element configured to receive and scan the light from the holographic light processing stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Maimone, Joel S. Kollin, Joshua Owen Miller
  • Patent number: 10120646
    Abstract: A detachable adjustable electronics module may be removably or permanently connected to eyewear. The module may include electronics for processing audio and/or video input and/or output signals. The module may be provided with an adjustable arm, for adjustably carrying a speaker. The module and/or the speaker may be adjusted relative to the wearer in any of the anterior-posterior direction, the inferior-superior direction and laterally. Rotation adjustments may also be accomplished. Eyewear may be provided with only a single module, on a single side, or with two modules, one on each side, such as to provide stereo audio or dual mono sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventors: James H. Jannard, Carlos D. Reyes
  • Patent number: 10118489
    Abstract: This head-up display device according to an embodiment of the present invention is mounted on an instrument panel of a vehicle. A display means that emits display light is contained in a chassis having a light transmissive cover having a curved surface, and the display light emitted by the display means is output from the light transmissive cover. The curved surface of the light transmissive cover is curved so that the side on the front side of the vehicle is lower than the side on the back side of the vehicle, and that the curved surface is inclined toward the left-right direction of the vehicle so that a corner of the curved surface is lowest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Nippon Seiki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Genichiro Sato, Takanori Shigeno, Hiroyuki Furusawa
  • Patent number: 10123434
    Abstract: A head mounted display device is provided. The head mounted display device includes a main frame including a lens, a front case including a seating area in which an electronic device is seated, a peripheral area that surrounds at least a portion of a periphery of the electronic device, a connector holder that is horizontally movable from one side of the peripheral area and that is electrically connected to a connection port of the electronic device while surrounding at least a portion of one side of the electronic device when the electronic device is mounted, and a fixing holder that is horizontally movable from one side of the peripheral area and that surrounds a portion of an opposite side surface of the electronic device when the electronic device is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Suk Jin Yun, Tae Seuk Kang, Dong Hyun Byun, Sang Jin Wang, Min Hwa Jeong, Jin Hyeok Heo, Ji Seong Hwang, Min Woo Yoo
  • Patent number: 10114222
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods that integrate eye tracking capability into scanning laser projector (“SLP”)-based wearable heads-up displays are described. An infrared laser diode is added to an RGB SLP and an infrared photodetector is aligned to detect reflections of the infrared light from features of the eye. A holographic optical element (“HOE”) may be used to combine visible light, infrared light, and environmental light into the user's “field of view.” The HOE may be heterogeneous and multiplexed to apply positive optical power to the visible light and zero or negative optical power to the infrared light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: THALMIC LABS INC.
    Inventors: Stefan Alexander, Jake Chapeskie, Lloyd Frederick Holland, Thomas Mahon
  • Patent number: 10108258
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention describe apparatuses, systems and methods for capturing, selecting and analyzing image data of a user of a computing device display from multiple viewpoints. Embodiments of the invention capture or receive data comprising a plurality of images from an image capture system, wherein the plurality of images comprises images of a user of a computing system from multiple viewpoints. A gaze direction of the user with respect to the display is determined based, at least in part, on the plurality of images. Embodiments further determine a target area on the computing device display based, at least in part, on the determined gaze direction of the user, and execute an application operation in response to determining the target area of the user's gaze.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Arvind Sundaram, Gangatharan Jothiswaran
  • Patent number: 10101584
    Abstract: A head up display unit can be provided in an inner portion of an instrument panel. A column bracket for mounting a steering column is at a lower portion of a vehicle body strength member and extends in a vehicle width direction in a vehicle rear side of a front wall panel of a vehicle interior. The head up display unit is mounted on the column bracket so as to be movable to a vehicle upward direction by an emergency input load from a vehicle front direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: CALSONIC KANSEI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeshi Satou
  • Patent number: 10095833
    Abstract: A mobile information gateway comprises: a wearable human interface module having an image delivery and display mechanism for presenting information overlaid upon a wide field of view, a computing and communication module adapted to send and receive information to and from the human interface module; and a backend service server coupled for processing medical data. The present invention also includes a method comprising: capturing information with a first mobile information gateway device; processing the captured information to determine an identity of a first user and authenticate the first user; processing the captured information to determine an identity of a patient and authenticate the patient; processing the identity of the first user and the identity of the patient to retrieve information of the patient; and resenting the retrieved information of the patient overlaid on a field of view by the first mobile information gateway device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nikhil Balram, Kathrin Berkner, Ivana Tosic, Wanmin Wu
  • Patent number: 10088549
    Abstract: A method and system for tracking mobile objects in a site are disclosed. The system comprises a computer cloud communicating with one or more imaging devices and one or more tag devices. Each tag device is attached to a mobile object, and has one or more sensors for sensing the motion of the mobile object. The computer cloud visually tracks mobile objects in the site using image streams captured by the imaging devices, and uses measurements obtained from tag devices to resolve ambiguity occurred in mobile object tracking. The computer cloud uses an optimization method to reduce power consumption of tag devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Appropolis Inc.
    Inventors: Jorgen Staal Nielsen, Phillip Richard Gee
  • Patent number: 10082826
    Abstract: A device includes a processor and memory coupled to the processor. The memory is encoded with instructions that are executable by the processor to provide content signals. The device also includes a display screen extendable to present an extended portion comprising display pixels configured to display content using the content signals. The display screen comprises a scroll element which may provide a base substrate on which thin film circuits are fabricated, and may also provide motive force during retraction. The scroll element is attached to a pull bar and the pull bar is attached to an extensible support member that provides support during extension and retraction of the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: I-BLADES, INC.
    Inventor: Peter C. Salmon
  • Patent number: 10078219
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods that integrate eye tracking capability into scanning laser projector (“SLP”)-based wearable heads-up displays are described. An infrared laser diode is added to an RGB SLP and an infrared photodetector is aligned to detect reflections of the infrared light from features of the eye. A holographic optical element (“HOE”) may be used to combine visible light, infrared light, and environmental light into the user's “field of view.” The HOE may be heterogeneous and multiplexed to apply positive optical power to the visible light and zero or negative optical power to the infrared light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: THALMIC LABS INC.
    Inventors: Stefan Alexander, Jake Chapeskie, Lloyd Frederick Holland, Thomas Mahon
  • Patent number: 10076998
    Abstract: An electronic mirror system comprising: an imaging portion that captures an image around a vehicle, and outputs the image to an image display control apparatus; and a display portion that displays an image received from the image display control apparatus. The image display control apparatus comprising: a shift amount calculation portion that calculates a shift amount of an object image that shows an object within an image; a following speed determination portion that determines a following speed of an additional image for the object image; an elapsed time calculation portion that calculates the elapsed time; a shift amount determination portion that determines a shift amount of the additional image; an additional image synthesis portion that synthesizes the additional image to the object image; and a display controller that allows the display portion to display a synthetic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kai Itou
  • Patent number: 10073266
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for a head-worn computer with a content display where the head-worn computer can be changed from an augmented reality system where there is relatively high see-through transmission through the display to a virtual reality system where the is no or relatively little see-through transmission through the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Patent number: 10073270
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes a frame along a head of an observer, a display unit that displays an image that can be visually recognized by the observer, and a supporting part attached to the frame and supporting the display unit, wherein the frame is fixed to a position in which the image displayed by the display unit connected to the frame via the supporting part is visually recognized by the observer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeshi Fujishiro
  • Patent number: 10067343
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device for a head-up display device includes: a light source unit including a reflection film provided on a substrate, and a light-emitting element; a liquid crystal display element including a first polarizer provided on the light source unit side, and a second polarizer disposed to be opposed to the first polarizer via a liquid crystal layer; a retardation plate provided between the reflection film and the first polarizer, and imparting a retardation of ?/4 to light; a reflective polarizer provided between the retardation plate and the first polarizer, and reflecting a light component which is parallel to a reflection axis; and a diffusion member provided between the reflective polarizer and the first polarizer, and diffusing light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: ORTUS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsushi Yoshida, Minoru Yamaguchi, Kazuhiko Oosawa, Tetsuya Kusuno
  • Patent number: 10065572
    Abstract: The invention relates to a display device (2) for a motor vehicle (1) having a mirror apparatus (13) which has a display element (7) with a semi-transparent mirror surface, and having a drive apparatus (15) by means of which the mirror apparatus (13) can be moved between a storage position and a position of use, wherein the mirror apparatus (13) has a sensor apparatus (22) which is configured to detect, in the position of use of the mirror apparatus (13), a force applied to the display element (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: VALEO COMFORT AND DRIVING ASSISTANCE
    Inventors: Daniel Kuntze, Lars Schoch, Karl Simonis
  • Patent number: 10067342
    Abstract: A head-up display device comprises a cradle assembly and a stand assembly. The cradle assembly is configured to support a portable electronic device having a display. The stand assembly is configured to mount on a dashboard of a vehicle. The cradle assembly includes a platform and a combiner configured to at least partially reflect an output of the display of the portable electronic device. The combiner is pivotally connected to the platform using at least one combiner holder. The stand assembly includes a base and a pivot joint connected to the base and arranged substantially over the upper surface of the base. The stand assembly also has a coupler attached to the pivot joint and configured to releasably connect the cradle assembly with the stand assembly. The lower surface of the base may include a repositionable adhesive layer for coupling to the dashboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: RIT INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Ivan Anatolevich Klabukov, Aleksei Anatolevich Ostanin
  • Patent number: 10067897
    Abstract: A system and method system for determining the positions of one or more collision avoidance sensors on a vehicle is provided. The system includes one or more sensors disposed on the vehicle and configured to generate electromagnetic waves within corresponding fields of view on a side of the vehicle and to receive reflections of the waves from objects passing through the field of view of each sensor. A controller receives signals generated by the sensors responsive to the reflections and determines, responsive to the signals, relative speeds and relative directions of movement of the objects relative to the vehicle. The controller further determines the position of the sensors on the vehicle responsive to the relative speeds and relative directions of movement. In particular, the controller determines the location of sensors relative to the vehicle centerline and the relative positions and distances between sensors in the direction of vehicle travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
    Inventors: Michael K. Lesher, Martin P. Franz
  • Patent number: 10068547
    Abstract: Techniques for simulating interactions using an augmented reality device are described. Embodiments receive a request to paint over portions of a visual scene. Here, the visual scene is captured using one or more camera devices of the augmented reality device and is presented on a display of the augmented reality device. A first object in the visual scene corresponding to the first location is identified. Additionally, embodiments paint at least a portion of the first object as specified by the received request, and render a series of frames depicting the first object, such that the painted at least a portion of the first object is shown as painted when viewed from different perspectives using the augmented reality device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: David Sobeski, Brian Leake, Kenny Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10061121
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical structure for a vehicle, including: an optic unit which is configured by a plurality of optics; a lens which is provided with an interval from the optic unit; and a shield which is provided between the optic unit and the lens to reflect light which passes through the optic toward the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyun Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 10062279
    Abstract: A method to alert traffic light at an intersection in a vehicle is provided. The method comprises determining a driver intent related to a vehicle driving direction; determining a traffic light status corresponding to the driver intent; determining an alert position in the vehicle based on the driver intent; and illuminating the alert position with at least a first designated color based on the traffic light status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kylin Qin, Alice Sun, Mark Xue, Kelly Zhong, Cary Jia
  • Patent number: 10048499
    Abstract: There is provided an optical system, including a light-transmitting substrate having at least two major surfaces parallel to each other edges, and an optical device for coupling light into the substrate by total internal reflection. The device includes a polarization sensitive reflecting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: LUMUS LTD.
    Inventor: Yaakov Amitai
  • Patent number: 10048496
    Abstract: A head up display apparatus includes: a first mirror having power; a second mirror having power; and a light shielding member provided with an aperture. The aperture is provided between an image display surface and the second mirror. Display light which is output from the image display surface is reflected by the first mirror, the second mirror, and the first mirror in this order, and reaches a front windshield (image reflection surface) by passing through the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Masanao Kawana, Tomoyuki Baba
  • Patent number: 10048502
    Abstract: A head mount display includes a frame attached to a head of an observer, an image display unit that displays an image to be visually recognized by the observer, a fixing part that fixes the image display unit to the frame, an detection part that detects a signal according to a relative attitude of the image display unit with respect to the frame, and a control part that controls the image displayed by the image display unit based on the output signal of the detection part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Tomio Ikegami
  • Patent number: 10042164
    Abstract: A self contained breathing apparatus electronics system that provides a method for maximizing battery life, estimating remaining battery life and condition, insuring reliable communications between modules, maintaining reliable real-time clock (RTC), minimizing piezo interference, minimizing effects of RFI and EMI on pressure measurement, retaining consistency in the motion detection circuitry due to sensitivity to temperature changes, and provides an SCBA facemask-mounted Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC) Module and a Heads-Up Display (HUD) Module mounted inside an SCBA facemask, in one of several embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: HUDstar Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Tommi Lennart Kuutti, Jeffrey Acton Barnitz, Clayton Joseph Emery, Eugene Victor Horanoff
  • Patent number: 10036941
    Abstract: Provided are a bezel body and a vehicular display device that effectively reduces a sense of discomfort provided to a passenger by making reflection on a windshield less visible. Since a reflection portion is formed in a predetermined area on a lower surface of a light guide member at the rear side, the guided external light is easy to reflect upward, whereby light can efficiently be emitted from the light guide member toward a descending wall. Therefore, this configuration can prevent the descending wall from being darkly reflected on a windshield, thereby making the reflection less visible and effectively reducing a sense of discomfort provided to the passenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Takahashi, Go Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10035498
    Abstract: A vehicle camera cleaning system includes an air source and a computer processing unit configured to communicate with the air source. The air source is configured to apply an air flow to a lens of a camera. The camera includes a successive and repeated operational mode and non-operational mode. The computer processing unit includes a non-transitory computer readable medium having instructions to cause the computer processing unit to transmit a signal to the air source to actuate the air flow based on the camera being in the non-operational mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Richardson, James Robert McBride, Gaurav Pandey, Shane Elwart
  • Patent number: 10031368
    Abstract: A head-up display includes an image light output device for outputting image light, a first optical element, a second optical element, and a third optical element. The first optical element is provided to be inclined with respect to the output surface of the image light output device. The first optical element reflects the image light having a first polarization direction and allowing the image light having second polarization direction to pass through. The second optical element reflects the image light from the first optical element to the first optical element. The third optical element is disposed between the first and the second optical element, and converts the image light having the first polarization direction to the image light having the second polarization direction by allowing the image light to pass through back and forth. The image light passing through the first optical element is projected on a combiner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sosuke Otani, Yoshimasa Fushimi
  • Patent number: 10031403
    Abstract: Device (1) for projecting an image into a display area (2), with an imager (31) generating the picture, a first projection device (30) for generating a real intermediate image (R), a screen (5) onto which the first projection device (32) projects the intermediate image (R) and to a second projection device (9) projecting the intermediate image (R) into the display area (2). In order to project the image with the least possible loss of brightness, the invention provides that main beam directions (H, H?, H?) of the screen (5) point into an entrance pupil (20) of the second projection device (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Jabil Optics Germany GmbH
    Inventor: Eberhard Piehler
  • Patent number: 10027951
    Abstract: 3D glasses which can individually acquire information according to 3D content that users view. The 3D glasses include a transparent display unit displaying at least one of information on 3D content and a control screen for controlling a 3D display device on a 3D glasses unit, a transmission/reception unit receiving at least one of the information on the 3D content and the control screen for controlling the 3D display device from the 3D display device and transmitting the received signal to the transparent display unit, and a control unit controlling the transparent display unit to display the information on the 3D content or the control screen for controlling the 3D display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hee-beom Kang, Jae-woo Kim, Myeong-gu Lee, Seung-hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10025009
    Abstract: An optical device includes a light-conducting member, having a first panel surface disposed facing an image forming unit, that conducts image light incident on a light entry plane formed at an end of the first panel surface to a light exit plane formed in front of the viewer's eye; a first diffractive optics element, provided on the light entry plane, that diffracts the image light incident on the light entry plane in a predetermined direction and transmits that light into the light-conducting member; a second diffractive optics element, provided on the light exit plane, that diffracts the image light exiting from the light exit plane in a predetermined direction and transmits that light to the front of the viewer's eye; and one or more reflective planes disposed within a waveguide for the image light diffracted by the first diffractive optics element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Fumika Yamada, Masatoshi Yonekubo, Osamu Yokoyama