With Sound Accompaniment Patents (Class 353/15)
  • Patent number: 11145273
    Abstract: A control method including home screen display step of making display section display a home screen where identification images representing the respective input interfaces are displayed in respective display areas so as to correspond one-to-one when image information is not input to N input interfaces provided to the display device, determination step of determining whether one of the input interfaces has changed to state in which the image information is input, identification step of identifying display area having the highest priority representing an order of displaying image out of the display areas where the identification images are currently displayed when the determination result is affirmative, and home screen information update step of displaying image input to input interface in display area thus identified, and displaying the identification images of the input interfaces in the state in which the image information is not input in the display areas lower in priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiteru Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 10959030
    Abstract: A sound output circuit includes an amplifier that amplifies a sound signal, a first terminal for external connection connected to an output terminal of the amplifier, a reference voltage output that outputs a reference voltage, a second terminal for external connection, and a controller that controls a conduction state of an output terminal of the reference voltage output and the second terminal for external connection according to a voltage of the second terminal for external connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masayuki Kawakami
  • Patent number: 10609472
    Abstract: A speaker module includes a bracket, a plurality of first cushion members, a speaker and a plurality of second cushion members. The bracket includes a plurality of first pillars. Each of the first cushion members is disposed on one of the first pillars. The speaker is connected to the first cushion members. The second cushion members are connected to a periphery of the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Qisda Corporation
    Inventors: Hung-Yen Huang, Huai-Wen Hsu, Chun-Ming Shen, Chin-Kuei Lee, Cheng-Chih Huang
  • Patent number: 10327087
    Abstract: There is provided an amplifier module which includes a plurality of input terminals; a plurality of amplifier circuits configured to amplify a plurality of input signals which are input from each of the plurality of input terminals and output a plurality of amplified signals; and at least one speaker which is directly connected to at least one output terminals from among the plurality of amplifier circuits, wherein the amplifier module may output the plurality of amplified signals to the at least one speaker based on a number of the at least one speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-cheol Lee, Hae-jong Kim
  • Patent number: 10209610
    Abstract: In a laser light source module, a light source disposed on a base with a temperature adjusting element therebetween is covered by an inner cover, and is hermetically sealed by an outer cover. A top plate of the inner cover divides the inside of the outer cover into upper and lower sections and covers the light source from above. Side plates cover the side portions of the light source. Partitioning grid plates are provided in a space between the top plate and the outer cover, the partitioning grid plates dividing the space into multiple spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Seiichi Katou, Ayano Otsubo, Tatsuya Yamasaki, Hiroshi Ogasawara, Kenji Watabe
  • Patent number: 10154337
    Abstract: An audio speaker includes a glass, a light emitting device, a filter device, and a vibration device. The glass includes light scattering patterns and guides incoming light onto the light scattering patterns. The light emission device includes light emitting members and a control member. The filter device translates an audio signal to a control signal taking account of a plurality of different frequency bands, and transmits the control signals to the vibration device and the light emission device. The vibration device translates the control signals to controlled current applied to the light emitting members. The light intensities of the light emitting member relate to the controlled current and correspond to a height of illumination of the light scattering patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: MiiCs & Partners (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jen-Tsorng Chang
  • Patent number: 10116714
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media and apparatuses for sharing an experience via a social network on demand are disclosed. A processor establishes a first video session with a mobile endpoint device of a user, the first video session is established after the mobile endpoint device is authenticated as being allowed to capture a video of a live event at a commercial venue, the first video session containing the video of the live event at the commercial venue that the user is attending, receives at least one social media connection of the user for receiving the video, sends a notification to each social media connection of the at least one social media connection that the video is available, receives a request from the at least one social media connection to access the video, and establishes a second video session with an endpoint device of the at least social media connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson Shaw, Jin He
  • Patent number: 10067412
    Abstract: A device for projecting an image on a projector module screen, comprising an interchangeable disc including at least one image disposed thereon and a light source for illuminating the at least one image. The device further includes a lens for receiving the at least one image from the interchangeable disc and passing the image to the projector module screen, wherein the projector module screen displays the image and a projector module housing enclosing the interchangeable disc, the light source, and the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Vinay Somashankarappa
  • Patent number: 10042237
    Abstract: A projector has a body, a control device, a driving assembly, and a light device. The control device is mounted in the body. The driving assembly is mounted in the body and has a holding frame, a driving unit, and a transmitting unit. The holding frame has a central tube. The driving unit is electrically connected with the control device, and has a casing, a driving device, a rotating axle, a gear assembly, two limiting switches and an eccentric wheel. The light device is mounted on the holding frame, is electrically connected with the control device, and has a main light unit, a pattern film, and multiple auxiliary light units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: GEMMY INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cheng Chun Zhang, Lio Yenwei Chang
  • Patent number: 9750294
    Abstract: A decoration device with projection images for holidays, festivals and parties includes a shell, a module provided inside the shell, a projection unit mounted on the module, a projection film provided on the projection unit, and an LED light source disposed at one side of the projection film so that a transparent image formed on the projection film can be projected on a surface of the shell by the light source. A Bluetooth® speaker can be mounted inside the module to play music and sound from a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Kan Wah Kan Sum
    Inventor: Kan Wah Kan Sum
  • Patent number: 9568184
    Abstract: An lighting equipment having an illumination capability and an image projection capability includes a light source unit (110) that functions as a light source for illumination and a light source for image projection, an image formation unit (120) that modulates light from the light source unit based on image information for illumination or image information for image projection to form an image, a projection unit including a lens (130) that projects the image formed by the image formation unit on a projection surface, a control unit (170) that controls the light source and the image projection unit, and a connection unit (200) electrically connectable to an existing lighting equipment attachment member (300).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hirofumi Kasuga
  • Patent number: 9554118
    Abstract: Stereoscopic tracking during a zooming period is facilitated to alleviate eye fatigue. An image processing device includes an imaging unit 14 that acquires a stereoscopic image including a plurality of viewpoint images, an operation unit 16 that acquires a zoom value, an electronic zoom processing unit 17 that performs magnification of the stereoscopic image by image processing on the basis of the acquired zoom value, a monitor 21 capable of outputting the magnified stereoscopic image, and a control unit 25 that outputs the stereoscopic image immediately before or immediately after a change in the zoom value to the monitor 21 as a stereoscopic still image magnified by the electronic zoom processing unit 17 while the acquired zoom value is varying, and outputs the stereoscopic image acquired by the imaging unit 14 to the monitor 21 as a stereoscopic moving image while the zoom value is not varying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Youichi Sawachi
  • Patent number: 9307618
    Abstract: A multi-function controllable luminous decoration includes a casing and an inductive light-emitting device disposed in the casing. The inductive light-emitting device includes a detection switch, a control unit, a light-emitting unit, a TF (Trans-Flash) card, a main control chip, a data line port, a battery, and a charging management chip. The present invention is able to vibrate and emit light, and has the functions of showing the characters and pictures stored in the TF card, storage, charging management, enhancing culture information and increasing ornament, interesting and practicability to satisfy the demands of more consumers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: KINGTRONICS GROUP (XIAMEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: William Wei Tsang
  • Patent number: 9307183
    Abstract: A portable image projector assembly electronically stores educational material and projects it onto a wall or ceiling surface. The assembly includes a portable housing. A projector is coupled to the housing. The projector includes a lens. A processor is mounted in the housing. The processor is electrically coupled to the projector. An electronic memory is electrically coupled to the processor for storing visual data. The processor accesses the visual data and visually projects the visual data through the lens when the processor is actuated wherein the lens is configured to project the visual data onto an external surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventors: Mike J. Duchaj, Melissa G. Duchaj
  • Patent number: 9122082
    Abstract: Detachable wearable electronic eyeglasses and head mounted gear with a plurality of electronic functions and interchangeable electronic function, and a wearable computer with optimal weight distribution and stretchable arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: GeeLux Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventor: Marcio Marc Abreu
  • Patent number: 9088848
    Abstract: Detachable wearable electronic eyeglasses and head mounted gear with a plurality of electronic functions and interchangeable electronic function, and a wearable computer with optimal weight distribution and stretchable arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: GeeLux Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventor: Marcio Marc Abreu
  • Patent number: 9049482
    Abstract: An interactive learning tool that combines computer-based educational content recordings and video-based educational content recordings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Udacity, Inc.
    Inventor: Katlyn Ann Reichelt
  • Publication number: 20150146172
    Abstract: The invention relates to a projector screen having a projection surface essentially forming a spheric section, comprising a rigid structure (1) that is preferably male of a metal, and a membrane (2) that is preferably made of a textile, the membrane being supported by said rigid structure (1), characterised in that the membrane (2) envelops the rigid structure (1) and in that a means (3) for generating a vacuum is provided in order to keep the membrane (2) pressing against the rigid structure (1). Application to screening rooms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Julien Maillard, Gabriel Soubies
  • Patent number: 9039204
    Abstract: A thin type projector is disclosed. The thin type projector according to present invention includes a panel part slidingly mounted at the front surface of the housing to open and close the projection lens part selectively. The thin type projector may further include a speaker part installed at the front surface of a housing, the speaker part converting an audio input signal into sound. When the panel part is separated, a lamp as a light source is exposed to the front of the housing. As a result, a user can replace the lamp with a new one conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Dong Joong Kim
  • Publication number: 20150109582
    Abstract: An electronic unit that include a projector (100) and removable module (102) that communicates data to the projector (100), wherein the projector (100) alters its power consumption in response to data received from the removable module (102).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Ernesto M. Rodriguez, JR., Shuguang Wu, James K. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 9010942
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a mobile electronic device includes an image projecting unit and a processing unit. The image projecting unit projects an image to a projection area. The processing unit is configured to acquire information for a second image related to a first image placed in the projection area, and cause the image projecting unit to project the second image based on the information acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ueno, Shigeki Tanabe
  • Publication number: 20150055024
    Abstract: The invention generally provides a transparent projection screen material with sound dampening properties and methods for using a screen to manipulate light and sound. Methods and materials of the invention can improve live sound and sound recordings by inhibiting ambient sound from reaching listeners or microphones and reducing feedback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: 360BRANDVISION, INC.
    Inventor: Olav Christensen
  • Patent number: 8955976
    Abstract: An image animation system having a plurality of individual image projectors focused onto a single focal area on a projection surface or medium. Angled optics, or a prism, may be used to direct the projections onto the single focal area. Individual still images are projected in a sequence to created a projected motion animation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Fishco Innovation LLC
    Inventor: Troy Fischer
  • Patent number: 8905551
    Abstract: An augmented reality system may generate an augmented reality environment by projecting images onto various surfaces within a scene. A projection accessory display device (PADD) provides known characteristics for projection, and may be configured to simplify generation and maintenance of the projected image upon the PADD. The PADD may also provide one or more input devices which accept input from a user within the augmented reality environment. The PADD may comprise non-electronic passive components, electronic active components, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Rawles LLC
    Inventor: William Spencer Worley, III
  • Publication number: 20140347266
    Abstract: An lighting equipment having an illumination capability and an image projection capability includes a light source unit (110) that functions as a light source for illumination and a light source for image projection, an image formation unit (120) that modulates light from the light source unit based on image information for illumination or image information for image projection to form an image, a projection unit including a lens (130) that projects the image formed by the image formation unit on a projection surface, a control unit (170) that controls the light source and the image projection unit, and a connection unit (200) electrically connectable to an existing lighting equipment attachment member (300).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Hirofumi Kasuga
  • Patent number: 8857994
    Abstract: A transparent display with a dynamic mask for generating three dimensional (3D) imagery. The display or apparatus includes a display element that is transmissive and that is selectively operable to display an image on the display element. The apparatus includes a dynamic mask element that is transmissive to light and that is positioned adjacent to the display element. The dynamic mask element is selectively operable to provide a mask with a shape and a size corresponding to the displayed image. The mask is positioned on the dynamic mask element so as to be adjacent to the first location, e.g., to be behind the displayed image, and, typically, the mask includes portions that are semi-transparent or opaque to block light from passing from the background through the displayed image and from passing through the display element at the location of the displayed image into the background to avoid double imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Quinn Smithwick
  • Publication number: 20140232991
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, a projection display device comprises a device main body, a shutter that opens and closes an opening for ventilation, and an electricity storage section that stores power from an external power source. If an interruption detecting section detects a power supply from the external power source is stopped and a time in which the power supply is stopped is longer than a predetermined time, the interruption detecting section detects that the external power source is interrupted. If the interruption of the external power source is detected, a control section performs a control to reduce a power consumption of the device main body and a control to drive the shutter so that the shutter is closed by the power supplied from the electricity storage section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Furihata, Hirokazu Kamatori, Shigehiro Yanase
  • Patent number: 8702244
    Abstract: A multimedia player for providing clear projection image includes; a projection unit displaying a projection image; a screen sensing unit sensing a color of a display plane on which the projection image will be displayed; and a virtual input unit for detecting and providing coordinates of a position being touched on the projection image, wherein a driving unit of the projection unit controls a focal length of a projection lens unit based on a projection image being captured by the screen sensing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology
    Inventors: Byeong-Dae Choi, Dae-Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 8690336
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device includes an image projector configured to project an image, a vibration generating unit configured to generate a vibration and adjust an intensity of the vibration, and a control unit configured to control the vibration generator. The control unit is configured to control the vibration generator to adjust the intensity of the vibration based on an image projecting status of the image projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Jouji Yoshikawa, Tomoko Asano, Hiroki Itou
  • Publication number: 20140072158
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a speaker; a speaker holder that holds the speaker; a main unit on which the speaker holder is mounted; a first mounting part formed on the speaker; a second mounting part formed on the speaker holder; a first elastic part that engages with both the first and second mounting parts; a third mounting part formed on the speaker holder; a fourth mounting part formed on the main unit; and a second elastic part that engages with both the third and fourth mounting parts. The speaker and the main unit are provided in such a manner as not to come into contact with each other under the condition that the first and second mounting parts engage with the first elastic part, and the third and fourth mounting parts engage with the second elastic part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Masamichi YAMADA, Hideo Namba, Satoshi Tsuchiya, Yasunari Mikutsu, Hideo Kanai, Naoyuki Ishikawa, Motohisa Ikeda
  • Patent number: 8641197
    Abstract: An acoustical receiver for detecting an acoustical signal characterized by a wavelength and a pen transcription system utilizing the same are disclosed. The receiver includes a detector that generates an electrical signal in response to acoustical signals in a predetermined frequency range including that wavelength, a housing surrounding the detector, and a receiving horn. The housing has a housing aperture having a maximum dimension less than the acoustical signal wavelength. The receiving horn has a first opening that is adjacent to the housing aperture and a second aperture having a dimension that is greater than the acoustical signal wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Luidia Inc.
    Inventor: Yao Ding
  • Publication number: 20130342813
    Abstract: A display system comprises a projector combined with a retro reflective screen and a viewer distance from the projector such that the observation angle is less than approximately 2-3 degrees. The brightness of the image on the screen for the proposed display system is increased by a factor of ˜100-500× as compared to traditional display systems with for an equivalent power/intensity light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Wang
  • Patent number: 8520864
    Abstract: A projector includes: a first audio input section adapted to input a first sound signal; a second audio input section adapted to input a second sound signal; a first sound amplifier section adapted to amplify the first sound signal received through the second audio input section to generate a first amplified signal; a second sound amplifier section adapted to amplify the second sound signal received through the second audio input section to generate a second amplified signal; a first audio output section adapted to output a first sound based on the first amplified signal; a second audio output section adapted to output a second sound based on the second amplified signal; and a determination section adapted to determine whether or not the first sound signal is being input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Takeshi Furihata
  • Patent number: 8520863
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes: an image information input section; an image display section for displaying an image corresponding to the image information; a first sound input section adapted to input a first sound signal; a first sound amplification section adapted to amplify the first sound signal to generate a first amplified sound signal; a second sound input section adapted to input a second sound signal; a second sound amplification section adapted to amplify the second sound signal to generate a second amplified sound signal; a sound mixing section adapted to mix the first amplified sound signal and the second amplified sound signal with each other; an audio output section adapted to output an audio corresponding to a sound signal input from the sound mixing section; and an operation mode setting section adapted to set an operation mode, wherein the sound mixing section mixes the first amplified sound signal and the second amplified sound signal based on the operation mode set by the operation mo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kamatori, Satoru Nasukawa
  • Patent number: 8520865
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes an image display device adapted to form an optical image, a microphone jack adapted to connect with an external microphone, and an OSD controller adapted to prepare OSD screen image data about the external microphone to supply to the image display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Naoki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8509605
    Abstract: An amplifier includes a first reception section which receives multimedia data via the Internet, a first separation section which separates sound data from the multimedia data, a synchronization data generation section which generates synchronization data based on the sound data, and a synchronization data transmission section which transmits the synchronization data to a set-top box via an infrared communication channel; and the set-top box includes a second reception section which receives the multimedia data via the Internet, a second separation section which separates image data from the multimedia data, a synchronization data reception section which receives the synchronization data via the infrared communication channel, and a matching section which determines reproduction target image data based on the synchronization data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hashimoto
  • Publication number: 20130162953
    Abstract: An acoustical receiver for detecting an acoustical signal characterized by a wavelength and a pen transcription system utilizing the same are disclosed. The receiver includes a detector that generates an electrical signal in response to acoustical signals in a predetermined frequency range including that wavelength, a housing surrounding the detector, and a receiving horn. The housing has a housing aperture having a maximum dimension less than the acoustical signal wavelength. The receiving horn has a first opening that is adjacent to the housing aperture and a second aperture having a dimension that is greater than the acoustical signal wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventor: Yao Ding
  • Publication number: 20130100358
    Abstract: An optical display system includes a projection system for outputting images having an image refresh frequency and a two-dimensional screen for receiving the images. The screen is coupled to a motion unit which allows a motion of the screen at a frequency which is equal to the refresh frequency of the images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: International Business Machines Corporation
  • Patent number: 8303121
    Abstract: A projector includes: a speaker adapted to output a sound; a light source; a light modulation device; a projection optical system adapted to project an image modulated by the light modulation device; a cover member, and moving between a blocking position for blocking the light and an transmitting position for transmitting the light; a position detection section adapted to detect the position of the cover member; a microphone input terminal to which a microphone is connected; a microphone connection detection section; a loading section adapted to load a recording medium; a reproduction section adapted to reproduce a content recorded on the recording medium loaded to the loading section; a content identification section adapted to identify a type of the content the reproduction section reproduces; and a control section adapted to switch states of the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Nagaharu
  • Patent number: 8297758
    Abstract: A multimedia player for providing two projection images is provided. The multimedia player for displaying two projection images includes: a first projection unit displaying a first projection image; and a second projection unit displaying a second projection image. The first projection unit includes: a first driving unit controlling an operation of the first projection unit and providing an image signal on the first projection image to be displayed; a first light source unit; a first light modulation device outputting the first projection image by modulating light provided from the light source in response to the image signal of the first projection image; and a first projection lens unit magnifying and projecting an image that is output from the first light modulation device. The structure of the first projection unit is the same as that of the second projection unit. The multimedia player further includes a screen sensing unit sensing a color of an area in which an image is to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Byeong-Dae Choi, Dae-Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 8292436
    Abstract: An acoustic projection screen includes a screen base and a carbon nanotube layer. The carbon nanotube layer is attached to the screen base and connected to electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kai-Li Jiang, Liang Liu, Chen Feng, Li Qian, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 8277055
    Abstract: A system and method to display a plurality of different images at multiple distinct locations using a single image projector and an image propagation control means to control a propagation pathway from the projector to a display at each location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick F. Kuhlman, Andrew P. Harbach, Richard D. Parker, Dwadasi H. R. Sarma, Marian C. Hargis, Steven G. Skiver
  • Patent number: 8262228
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed towards a multimedia system comprising a multimedia reader. The multimedia reader may be configured to read multimedia content and to extract light surround content. The light surround content may represent a light surround control signal. The light surround content may be extracted from the multimedia content. The multimedia reader may also be configured to output the light surround control signal. Further, the multimedia system may also include one or more light emitting devices. Each light emitting device may be in communication with the multimedia reader. Each light emitting device may be configured to receive the light surround control signal and to control a light characteristic based upon, at least in part the light surround control signal. Numerous other embodiments are also within the scope of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dominique Picard, Charles Arnaud, Philippe Gregoire, Alexandre Van Gent
  • Patent number: 8251521
    Abstract: A multipurpose projector is provided with a fiber bundle including a plurality of cores fixedly arranged on an input plane and an output plane, laser beam sources for emitting laser beams having directivities, an optical guide unit for modulating the laser beams emitted from the laser beam sources and guiding the modulated laser beams to the input plane of the fiber bundle, a projection lens for enlarging and projecting the laser beams emerging from the output plane of the fiber bundle to a display space, and a projection angle adjusting mechanism disposed on the side of the output plane of the fiber bundle for adjusting projection angles of the laser beams projected from the projection lens. Thus, the projector can have its projection space freely operated and enlarged to extend its application not only to image display, but also to illumination and decoration with colored light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuro Mizushima, Kazuhisa Yamamoto, Akira Kurozuka, Kakuya Yamamoto, Keiji Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 8246173
    Abstract: An image adjusting device and method for image projection in an aircraft, in which vibration-induced excursions between a projection device and an associated projection surface are offset via the corresponding acquisition of position-time states in such a way that an image displayed on a display surface remains essentially unchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Carsten Vogel
  • Patent number: 8231223
    Abstract: A projector includes: a light source; a light modulation device which forms an image by modulating light emitted from the light source according to inputted image information; a projection optical system which projects the image formed by the light modulation device; a projection position controlling unit which controls the projection position of the image by shifting the projection optical system in the left-right direction with respect to the projection direction; a pair of left and right speakers which output sounds corresponding to audio information inputted with the image information; and a sound volume adjusting unit which separately adjusts sound volume levels of the sounds outputted from the pair of the speakers based on the control condition of the projection position provided by the projection position controlling unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Ozawa
  • Publication number: 20120154754
    Abstract: A small projection toy of an incorporation-in-small-article type, the small projection toy configured such that: a small projector including a projection lens barrel and a battery unit can be housed in a small article such as various local specialties, models of animals and vehicles, toys; and an incorporated image film can be watched by projection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: Yugen Kaisha Rabbit
    Inventors: Takashi Maeda, Nobukazu Maeda, Arisa Miyazato
  • Publication number: 20120133894
    Abstract: A projection display apparatus is placed on an installation surface forming a horizontal plane and projects an image onto a projection plane provided on a horizontal plane. The projection display apparatus includes: an imager that modulates the light emitted from a light source; an projection unit that projects the light emitted from the imager onto the projection plane; and an acoustic device that outputs a sound in the vertical direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masafumi Tanaka, Shinya Matsumoto, Ryoko Kubo, Makoto Maeda
  • Publication number: 20120086914
    Abstract: An electricity storage section that stores power from an external power source and supplies the stored power as operating power is provided, and, when an interruption of the external power source to a projection display device is detected, control to reduce the power consumption of a device main body and control to drive an exhaust port shutter so that it is closed by the power supplied from the electricity storage section are performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Furihata, Hirokazu Kamatori, Shigehiro Yanase
  • Patent number: 8142030
    Abstract: A display system for a center stack of a vehicle is disclosed including a translucent material and a projection system. Dynamic graphical content derived from an input by a passenger of the vehicle via at least one of simulated controls and hard-tooled switches is projected onto the material by the projection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Upton Beall Bowden, Royce Duchante' Channey, Henry Lee Pope