Multicolor Picture Patents (Class 353/31)
  • Patent number: 11231589
    Abstract: Techniques for reducing weight on wearable display devices are described. In one embodiment of the present invention, a wearable display device includes no electronic components and is coupled to an enclosure by a transmission line including only one or more optical fibers, where the fiber is responsible for transporting the content or an optical image from one end of the optical fiber to another end thereof by total internal reflections within the fiber. The optical image is picked up by a focal lens from a microdisplay in the enclosure. The optical image is in lower resolution but received by the optical fiber at a twice speed as the normal refresh rate (e.g., 120 Hz vs. 60 Hz). Two successive images in lower resolution are combined at or near the other end of the optical fiber to generate a combined image at higher resolution, where the combined image is refreshed and perceived at the normal refresh rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventor: Darwin Hu
  • Patent number: 11228742
    Abstract: A projection system includes a signal processor, a light source, an optical relay system, an adjusting member, and a DMD. The signal processor receives image data. The signal processor increases grayscale values of pixels of the image data. The optical relay system provides illumination light to the DMD for modulating to obtain projection light required for a projection image. The adjusting member reduces the luminous flux of the illumination light provided to the DMD when the grayscale values of the pixels of the image data are increased. A reduction ratio of the luminous flux of the illumination light matches an increase ratio of the grayscale values of the image data. The DMD modulates the adjusted illumination light according to the image data with increased grayscale values to generate the projection light required for the projection image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: APPOTRONICS CORPORATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Fei Hu, Zuqiang Guo, Peng Du, Yi Li
  • Patent number: 11215914
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of manufacturing a microprojector for a projection display, wherein the microprojector comprises a support on which a projector lens array with a plurality of projector lenses is arranged, wherein on a side of the support facing away from the projector lens array, an object structure array with a plurality of e.g. identical object structures is arranged, wherein at least one projector lens is associated with one object structure such that the projections of the object structures superpose through the projector lenses to form a full image, wherein e.g. the distance between a projector lens and the associated object structures corresponds to the focal length of the respective projector lens, wherein on the object structure array, a condenser lens array is arranged such that in case of an illumination of the condenser lens array, a Köhler illumination of the object structures or projector lens associated with the respective condenser lenses is permitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: DOCTER OPTICS SE
    Inventor: Sven Fröhlich
  • Patent number: 11215910
    Abstract: A light source device includes a laser optical system, a fluorescence optical system, and a light combiner combining first and second outgoing lights from the laser optical system and the fluorescent optical system. The laser optical system includes first laser optical sources emitting a plurality of outgoing lights respectively, the plurality of outgoing lights being blue, green, and red lights, or blue and red lights; a first dichroic mirror combining the plurality of outgoing lights from the first laser optical sources, and a diffusion plate reducing speckle noise and an uneven luminance of each of the plurality of outgoing lights. The fluorescence optical system includes a second laser light source, and a phosphor plate emitting, as the second outgoing light, a fluorescent light containing green and red lights by being excited by an outgoing light from the second laser light source. The light combiner includes a second dichroic mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takaaki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11209687
    Abstract: A liquid-crystal spatial phase modulator includes: a liquid-crystal layer; a transparent electrode layer above the liquid-crystal layer; a lower electrode layer disposed below the liquid-crystal layer; a first heat-resistant layer that has higher thermal resistance than the transparent electrode layer and is disposed above and adjacent to the transparent electrode layer; and a second heat-resistant layer that has higher thermal resistance than the transparent electrode layer and is disposed between the transparent electrode layer and the liquid-crystal layer and adjacent to the transparent electrode layer. Light from above passes through the transparent electrode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Santec Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuki Sakurai
  • Patent number: 11212423
    Abstract: To propose an optical scanning method for a video device including an optical scanning unit in which one end of a light guide path has a protruding beam-shaped structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Matsuda, Yoshiho Seo, Satoshi Ouchi, Shinsuke Onoe
  • Patent number: 11209725
    Abstract: An image display apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes an optical modulator, an optical device, and a sensor unit. The optical device splits a modulated light beam modulated by the optical modulator into a first split light beam and a second split light beam, the first split light beam and the second split light beam each travelling in a different direction, and prevents a light beam, which backwardly travels on an optical path of the first split light beam and enters the optical device, from travelling along an optical path of the second split light beam. The sensor unit is disposed on the optical path of the second split light beam and detects a state of the second split light beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Homma, Kazuya Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11204544
    Abstract: A projector includes a first light source device configured to emit first light having a first wavelength band, a second light source device configured to emit second light having a second wavelength band, a first light modulator configured to modulate the first light, and a second light modulator configured to modulate the second light. The first light source device includes a first light emitting element configured to emit excitation light and a wavelength converter configured to convert the excitation light into the first light. The second light source device includes a second light emitting element configured to emit the second light, a diffuser configured to diffuse the second light, and an optical element having an aspherical surface. The optical element is disposed on an optical path of the second light between the diffuser and the second light modulator and is configured to increase field curvature on the second light modulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichi Akiyama
  • Patent number: 11199763
    Abstract: A projector includes a light source, a collimator lens, a wavelength conversion module and a dichroic filter. The light source provides a first beam. The collimator lens has a first portion and a second portion. The wavelength conversion module includes a reflecting plate and a wavelength conversion layer. The wavelength conversion layer is an annular structure disposed on the reflecting plate. The dichroic filter corresponds to the first portion of the collimator lens. The dichroic filter reflects the first beam to project onto the reflecting plate and the wavelength conversion layer. A second beam reflected by the reflecting plate passes through the second portion of the collimator lens. A third beam excited by the wavelength conversion layer passes through the first portion and the second portion of the collimator lens and the dichroic filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Qisda Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Shiung Chien, Ming-Kuen Lin, Tsung-Hsun Wu
  • Patent number: 11199766
    Abstract: An illumination system and a projection device, including a light emitting module, a light uniforming element, and a beam splitting/combining module, are provided. The light emitting module includes red and blue light elements. The light uniforming element has an optical axis and a light entrance surface. The beam splitting/combining module is disposed on a transmission path of at least one blue light beam, is located between the light emitting module and the light uniforming element, and includes at least one beam splitting element and at least one reflective element. At least one among the red and the blue light beams is reflected by the reflective element and the beam splitting element. The red and blue light beams are transmitted to the light uniforming element in a direction parallel to the optical axis, and a speckle distribution on the light entrance surface is symmetrical with respect to the optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventor: Chen-Wei Fan
  • Patent number: 11199765
    Abstract: An illumination system comprises a blue light source, an excitation light source, a first dichroic element and a wavelength converting element. The blue light source provides a blue light beam. An excitation light source provides an excitation beam. The first dichroic element is disposed on transmitting paths of the blue light beam and the excitation beam. The wavelength converting element is disposed on a transmitting path of the excitation beam and adapted to convert the excitation beam into an excited beam. The excitation beam passes through the first dichroic element to the wavelength converting element and converted into the excited beam. The excited beam is transmitted to the first dichroic element and reflected. A wavelength of the blue light beam is greater than a wavelength of the excitation beam, and the blue light source and the excitation light source are disposed on the same side of the first dichroic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Haw-Woei Pan, Chih-Hsien Tsai
  • Patent number: 11199764
    Abstract: A light wavelength conversion element is configured to receive an excitation beam from a light incident side, comprising a substrate and a light wavelength conversion substance. The substrate has a surface facing the light incident side. The surface has at least one microstructure protruded toward the light incident side. The light wavelength conversion substance is disposed on the surface and covers the at least one microstructure. The light wavelength conversion substance is excited by the excitation beam and emits a conversion beam. The excitation beam forms an exciting light spot on the light wavelength conversion substance. The energy density distribution of the exciting light spot has at least one peak value. A position corresponding to the at least one peak value on the light wavelength conversion substance corresponds to a position of the at least one microstructure. Additionally, a projection apparatus is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Jia-Hong Dai, Te-Ying Tsai, Chia-Lun Tsai, Chuan-Hui Liu
  • Patent number: 11190739
    Abstract: An illuminator includes a first laser light source section that outputs a first light flux that belongs to a first wavelength band, a second laser light source section that outputs a second light flux that belongs to a second wavelength band, a third laser light source section that outputs a third light flux that belongs to a third wavelength band and has a polarization direction different from those of the first and second light fluxes, a light combiner that combines the first, second, and third light fluxes to produce combined light, and a predetermined band retardation film on the downstream of the light combiner that changes the phase of a light flux that forms the combined light and belongs to the third wavelength band, and the polarization directions of the light fluxes contained in the combined light are aligned on the downstream of the predetermined band retardation film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichi Akiyama
  • Patent number: 11184591
    Abstract: A projection device includes a projection lens, a first laser light source, a second laser light source and a polarization direction. The first laser light source and the second laser light source respectively emit a first laser light to the projection lens through a laser optical path, wherein the first laser light has a first polarization direction. The polarization direction conversion layer is disposed on the laser optical path and configured to convert the first laser light of the first laser light source into a second laser light, wherein the second laser light has a second polarization direction different from the first polarization direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignees: BENQ CORPORATION, BenQ Intelligent Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Chen-Cheng Huang, Shuang-Xi Lin
  • Patent number: 11172177
    Abstract: A projection system including at least a light source, at least a dichroic filter element and a light-adjusting diaphragm element is provided. The light source is configured to emit a first color light having a spectrum of a first wavelength range and a second color light having a spectrum of a second wavelength range. The dichroic filter element is configured to reflect or allow the first color light and the second color light to pass through. The light-adjusting diaphragm element has a filter and is located on an optical path generated after the first color light and the second color light are split. The first color light passes through the filter, which blocks at least a part of the energy of the second color light, such that a transmittance of the spectrum of the first wavelength range is greater than that of the spectrum of the second wavelength range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignees: BenQ Intelligent Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, BENQ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuan-Chen Liao, Chen-Cheng Huang
  • Patent number: 11156825
    Abstract: A projector includes: a phosphor wheel that, in response to the irradiation of excitation light that is used as the first illumination light, generates fluorescence that contains second illumination light and third illumination light and emits the excitation light and fluorescence in opposite directions; first to third image display elements that are provided corresponding to the first to third illumination light; a first illumination optical system that guides the excitation light that was emitted from the phosphor wheel to the first image display element; and a second illumination optical system and third illumination optical system that guide the second illumination light and third illumination light that are contained in the fluorescence emitted from the phosphor wheel to the second image display element and to the third image display element. The lengths of the optical paths of the first, second, and third illumination optical systems are the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi Kato
  • Patent number: 11152758
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a base having a bottom part, a first semiconductor laser element disposed on the bottom part of the base, and a first light reflecting member disposed on the bottom part of the base. The first light reflecting member has a light reflecting surface configured to reflect light emitted from the first semiconductor laser element. The light reflecting surface of the first light reflecting member is a curved surface configured such that, with respect to the major portion of the light emitted from the first semiconductor laser element, the beam divergence angle of the light reflected by the light reflecting surface is greater than zero and smaller than the beam divergence angle of the light irradiating the light reflecting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Soichiro Miura, Tatsuya Kanazawa
  • Patent number: 11153540
    Abstract: A multi-projection system includes a plurality of projectors and combines projection images of the plurality of projectors with each other to thereby display an image including an item selection image used to select an item to be adjusted from a plurality of adjustment items on a projection surface, a first projector as one of the plurality of projectors including a receiving section configured to receive an instruction related to an adjustment of the multi-projection system, and a condition control section configured to make a condition of the adjustment item in the item selection image different between a first case where the instruction represents a first adjustment of adjusting the plurality of projectors in a lump and a second case where the instruction represents a second adjustment of individually adjusting the plurality of projectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Naoki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11146766
    Abstract: An object is to provide a technology for correcting color of a projected video more suitably. In order to solve the above-described object, a configuration includes a video projector configured to display a plurality of colors in time division and project a video to be displayed, and a color corrector configured to perform color correction on a projected video from the video projector. In the configuration, the projected video projected by the video projector is imaged by an internal imaging apparatus or an external imaging apparatus connected by wire or wireless connection, and the color corrector performs the color correction on the basis of a video corresponding to time division one period of the projected video detected from the imaged image or color information of the video corresponding to N times period of time division one period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Haruhiko Higuchi, Kazuhiko Tanaka, Mitsuo Nakajima
  • Patent number: 11131913
    Abstract: A light source device of the present disclosure includes a plurality of light source sections, each light source section having at least one light source and the light source sections emitting light beams of mutually different colors, at least one light source substrate mounted with at least one light source section among the plurality of light source sections, and an optical-path combining optical system that combines optical paths of light beams emitted from the respective light source sections, in which the at least one light source section mounted on the light source substrate includes a plurality of the light sources that emits light beams of an identical color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kazumasa Kaneda
  • Patent number: 11121849
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods for communicating within a communication system when re-configured from a source to a target uplink/downlink configuration. The invention is also providing mobile station for performing these methods, and computer readable media the instructions of which cause the mobile station to perform the methods described herein. Specifically, the invention suggests to perform PUSCH transmissions in response to Downlink Control Information, DCI, transmissions such that the source uplink/downlink configuration is applied to PUSCH transmissions relating to DCI transmissions received up to and including subframe N?6, a predefined uplink/downlink configuration is applied to PUSCH transmissions relating to DCI transmissions received during subframes N?5 to N?1; and the target uplink/downlink configuration is applied to PUSCH transmissions relating to DCI transmissions received from subframe N onward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Alexander Golitschek Edler von Elbwart, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Lilei Wang
  • Patent number: 11112688
    Abstract: A light source apparatus includes a first light source, a second light source configured to emit light with a different wavelength than that of the first light source; and a controller for controlling each of the first and second light sources. The controller provides a control such that the second light source takes a longer time from a lighting start to a lighting completion than the first light source, and the second light source starts lighting earlier than the first light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kimiya Hoshino
  • Patent number: 11112689
    Abstract: A light source device includes a light source accommodating section provided with a story structure including a first accommodation story and a second accommodation story, a red light source that emits red laser light and a blue light source that emits blue laser light being accommodated in the first accommodation story, and a green light source that emits green fluorescence being accommodated in the second accommodation story; an emission window provided on a side of the second accommodation story; a first light synthesizer that synthesizes an optical path of the red laser light from the red light source and an optical path of the blue laser light from the blue light source into one optical path, and that emits first synthesized light into which the red laser light and the blue laser light are synthesized; and a second light synthesizer that synthesizes an optical path of the green fluorescence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Osamu Horie
  • Patent number: 11106048
    Abstract: There is provided an illumination device comprising: a laser; a waveguide comprising at least first and second transparent lamina; a first grating device for coupling light from the laser into a TIR path in the waveguide; a second grating device for coupling light from the TIR path out of the waveguide; and a third grating device for applying a variation of at least one of beam deflection, phase retardation or polarization rotation across the wavefronts of the TIR light. The first second and third grating devices are each sandwiched by transparent lamina.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Digilens Inc.
    Inventors: Milan Momcilo Popovich, Jonathan David Waldern, Alastair John Grant
  • Patent number: 11100831
    Abstract: The image display apparatus generates a driving control signal for generating image light on the basis of an image signal, and allows an image projector to generate the image light to form a pixel on a screen in accordance with a modulation timing by performing modulation driving for a light source, and to generate the image light so as to scan the screen while a light emission direction of the image light changes by performing scan driving, allows a gaze-direction detector to detect a gaze direction of a user, and allows a projection-direction driver to change a projection direction of the image light in accordance with the gaze direction. In the first mode, the image display apparatus controls modulation driving and scan driving so that a configuration of a pixel region on the screen changes from a relatively high pixel density region to a relatively low pixel density region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiki Ishii
  • Patent number: 11086206
    Abstract: An illumination system, a projection apparatus, and a projection method of the projection apparatus are provided. The illumination system includes an excitation light source, a light combination element, a reflection element, a light wavelength conversion module, and an actuator. The reflection element is disposed on a transmission path of an excitation beam transmitted from the light combination element. The light wavelength conversion module having at least one reflection area and at least one light conversion area is disposed on a transmission path of an excitation beam transmitted from the reflection element. The actuator is coupled to the light wavelength conversion module to shift the light wavelength conversion module relative to the transmission path of the excitation beam transmitted from the reflection element, such that the at least one reflection area and the at least one light conversion area move to the transmission path of the excitation beam transmitted from the reflection element in turns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventor: Chih-Hsien Tsai
  • Patent number: 11086135
    Abstract: An optical module according to the present disclosure includes a cross dichroic prism, a first display panel, a second display panel, a third display panel, a first adhesive layer configured to bond the first display panel to the cross dichroic prism, a second adhesive layer configured to bond the second display panel to the cross dichroic prism, and a third adhesive layer configured to bond the third display panel to the cross dichroic prism. At least one of the first adhesive layer, the second adhesive layer, and the third adhesive layer includes a spacer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masatoshi Yonekubo, Hiroyuki Tatsugi, Hidemitsu Sorimachi
  • Patent number: 11089279
    Abstract: A 3D image processing method includes: capturing, by a camera device, a first image with a first camera and a second image with a second camera; transmitting, by the camera device, the first image to an electronic device; transmitting, by the camera device, one or more object images in the second image to the electronic device based on a depth information of the second image; and rebuilding, by the electronic device, a third image by combining the one or more object images and the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Ching-Hao Lee, Chia-Chu Ho
  • Patent number: 11081519
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a light emitting element including a first base member, and a stacked body provided to the first base member, and a second base member provided with the light emitting element, the stacked body includes a first columnar section having a first height, and a second columnar section having a second height smaller than the first height, the first columnar section and the second base member are electrically connected to each other via a first conductive member between the stacked body and the second base member, the second columnar section and the second base member are electrically connected to each other via a second conductive member between the stacked body and the second base member, the first conductive member has a third height, and the second conductive member has a fourth height larger than the third height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: Hiroyasu Kaseya
  • Patent number: 11073751
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a wavelength conversion device, a light source and a projection device. A light conversion region and a light path conversion region are provided on one surface of the wavelength conversion device. The light path conversion region includes a first segment and a second segment. The first segment and the second segment are configured to alternately receive excitation light and respectively guide the excitation light to different preset light paths. The light conversion region is provided with a wavelength conversion material for receiving excitation light emitted from one of the segments, converting the received excitation light into excited light that has at least one wavelength range different from a wavelength of the excitation light, and emitting the excited light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Appotronics Corporation Limited
    Inventors: Zuqiang Guo, Peng Du, Yi Li
  • Patent number: 11069882
    Abstract: Provided are an optical unit and a display device being able to inhibit unwanted light, which is generated when a dichroic mirror transmits part of color light to be reflected, from being emitted from an emission surface of a dichroic prism. In the optical unit, color filters (a first color filter, a second color filter, and a third color filter) are provided between a dichroic prism and a first panel, a second panel, and a third panel, the color filters selectively transmitting light of wavelengths incident on the dichroic prism from each of the panels. Further, an optical resonator, which has a resonance wavelength corresponding to a wavelength range of image light incident on the dichroic prism from each of the panels, is provided on the first panel, the second panel, and the third panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeshi Koshihara
  • Patent number: 11067880
    Abstract: A light source according to the present invention includes an excitation light source configured to emit excitation light, and a luminescent wheel including a base material, a fluorescent light emitting zone formed on one surface of the base material and configured to emit fluorescent light having a wavelength in a wavelength range which differs from that of the excitation light and a reflection zone disposed so as to be aligned with the fluorescent light emitting zone on the one side surface of the base material and configured to reflect the excitation light, and a shining position of the excitation light on the fluorescent light emitting zone and a shining position of the excitation light on the reflection zone differ from each other in relation to a radial direction of the luminescent wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD
    Inventor: Takeshi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 11067881
    Abstract: The light source system includes a first light source, a light splitting device, a wavelength conversion device, and a light guiding device. The first light source emits first light. The wavelength conversion device includes at least a first color light region and a second color light region, which are sequentially inserted into an outgoing path of the first light. The first color light region emits second light excited by the first light to the light splitting device. The second color light region reflects the first light to the light splitting device. The light splitting device directs one of the first light and the second light to a light path and directs the other to the light guiding device. The first light or the second light is reflected by the light guiding device to the light splitting device, and then is guided to the light path by the light splitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Appotronics Corporation Limited
    Inventors: Fei Hu, Zuqiang Guo, Peng Du, Yi Li
  • Patent number: 11054730
    Abstract: A light source module used in a projection device comprises a plurality of laser emitting elements and a light adjusting device. The laser emitting elements are configured to emit excitation beams. Each excitation beam is received by an optical system of the projection device to emit sub-beams. The light adjusting device comprises a plurality of light adjusting elements. The excitation beams penetrate through the light adjusting device and are output as output beams to be converted into illumination beams by the optical system. The light adjusting elements are disposed corresponding to at least some of the laser emitting elements with reference to the sub-beam light intensity distributions, so that the illumination beam light intensity distributions conform to a preset light intensity distribution. Furthermore, a projection device is provided and comprises at least one light source module, an optical system, at least one light valve and a projection lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventor: Jui Chang
  • Patent number: 11048152
    Abstract: A projection-type image display apparatus is provided with a light source, a disk, a color separator, and first and second modulation elements. The disk generates color lights in a time-division manner based on emission light from the light source unit, and the color separator separates first, second, and third primary colors from the color lights generated by the disk. The first light modulation element modulates the separated first and second primary colors according to an input first image signal to generate a first image light, and the second light modulation element that modulates the separated third primary color according to an input second image signal to generate a second image light. A control circuit controls the first and second light modulation elements such that the second light modulation element becomes an ON-state during a spoke period of the disk upon displaying the third primary color as a single color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Junko Matsushita
  • Patent number: 11048157
    Abstract: Provided is a light-source system, comprising excitation light source, first supplementary light source, first light-guiding assembly, wavelength conversion apparatus, and second light-guiding assembly. The excitation light source is for emitting excitation light; the first supplementary light source is for emitting first supplementary light. The first light-guiding assembly is for guiding the excitation light to the wavelength conversion apparatus. The wavelength conversion apparatus is for converting excitation light to excited light and irradiate onto the first light-guiding assembly. The first light-guiding assembly is for guiding excited light to irradiate onto the second light-guiding assembly. At least some components of the second light-guiding assembly are arranged on the light path from the first light-guiding assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: APPOTRONICS CORPORATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Fei Hu, Zuqiang Guo, Yi Li
  • Patent number: 11044828
    Abstract: A projector includes a fan, a fan frame, a first casing, a second casing and a projection lens. The fan is sleeved in the fan frame, wherein the fan frame comprises a first fixing portion having a first through hole, and two slits located at two opposite sides of the first fixing portion, an extension direction of the two slits is parallel to an extension direction of the first through hole, and a length of each of the two slits is greater than a depth of the first through hole. The first casing is fixed to the fan frame, wherein a first screw passes through the first through hole and is fixed to the first casing. The second casing is fixed to the first casing. The projection lens is fixed to the second casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventor: Chun-Lung Yen
  • Patent number: 11042080
    Abstract: A light source module includes first to third light sources respectively providing first, second and third lights, first and second wavelength conversion layers, first and second auxiliary light sources respectively providing first and second auxiliary lights, and a dichroic member. The first wavelength conversion layer is excited by the first light and the first auxiliary light from different sides to generate a first conversion light. The second wavelength conversion layer is excited by the second light and the second auxiliary light from different sides to generate a second conversion light. The dichroic member allows the first and second auxiliary lights to transmit therethrough and reflects the first and second conversion lights. The third light transmits through the dichroic member. The first and second conversion lights and the third light are different in wavelength ranges and combined to form an illumination light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Qisda Corporation
    Inventors: Wen-Yao Lin, Tsung-Hsun Wu, Ching-Shuai Huang
  • Patent number: 11029591
    Abstract: A light source device includes a plurality of laser modules and a beam combiner. Each laser module includes a first laser diode configured to emit a first laser beam and a second laser diode configured to emit a second laser beam. The beam combiner has a first dichroic mirror region and a second dichroic mirror region. The first dichroic mirror region is configured to transmit the first laser beam going out from the first laser module, and to reflect the second laser beam going out from the second laser module. The second dichroic mirror region configured to transmit the second laser beam going out from the first laser module, and to reflect the first laser beam going out from the second laser module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Seiji Nagahara
  • Patent number: 11029589
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laser light source optical projection architecture, which comprises a laser light source group, a color control device, a phosphor device and an optical filter group. Accordingly, the laser light source optical projection architecture does not require to synchronize the phosphor device with the color field sequential display system, and the color control (ratios of the color duty) does not need to be determined in advance, i.e. at the time the color control device is manufactured. Various color field ratios can be achieved by adjusting positions of the specific color control device to obtain different red, blue and green color field durations, allowing easy electronic control of the color field duty cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: SYNDIANT INC., XDMICRO (ZHONGSHAN) OPTOELECTRONIC SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun Chiu Daniel Wong, Sheng Hsiung Chan
  • Patent number: 11022867
    Abstract: Provided is an illumination system including an excitation light source, a first light splitting element, a first light reflecting element, a wavelength conversion device, and a light filtering device. The excitation light source provides an excitation beam including a first sub-beam and a second sub-beam. The first light splitting element includes a first zone and a second zone. The wavelength conversion device includes an optical zone and a wavelength conversion zone. In a first time period, the first sub-beam is transmitted to the optical zone via the first zone, and the second sub-beam is transmitted to the light filtering device via the first light splitting element and the first light reflecting element. In a second time period, the excitation beam is transmitted to the wavelength conversion zone to be converted into a first conversion beam. Therefore, the structure can be simplified and the size can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Hung-Wei Liu, Chien-Chung Liao
  • Patent number: 11016376
    Abstract: A projector that modulates light emitted by a light source unit and projects a resultant image includes the light source unit, which includes an array light source and a first retardation film that adjusts the white balance of the light emitted by the array light source, an electric power controller that adjusts electric power to be supplied to the array light source in accordance with the period for which the light source unit was used, and a white balance controller that determines an adjustment parameter used to adjust the white balance of the light emitted by the light source unit and corresponding to the adjustment made by the electric power controller and causes the first retardation film to adjust the white balance based on the determined adjustment parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tatsuya Iguchi
  • Patent number: 11016375
    Abstract: A light projection system for generating an image with three primary colors, each primary color being respectively defined by a first, second and third wavebands. The system includes a first blue laser source emitting a first beam in a fourth waveband, the first blue laser source having a first laser driver, a second blue laser source emitting a second beam having a central wavelength and a fifth waveband, the second blue laser source having a second laser driver, a substrate having a wavelength conversion element for emitting light at a plurality of wavelengths after absorption of a light beam at an excitation wavelength within a fifth waveband of the second blue laser source and a beam combiner for combining the combined first beam and the converted beam, which combination results in a white beam. Dichroic losses can be reduced by using a green phosphor together with red laser assistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: BARCO N.V.
    Inventors: Mihaela Tarpan, Allel Chedad, Bart Maximus, Nico Coulier
  • Patent number: 11009651
    Abstract: A light source structure, a backlight module and a display are provided. The light source structure includes a substrate and plural light source groups. The light source groups are arranged on the substrate, in which each of the light source groups includes plural light-emitting units, and there is a first distance between any two adjacent light-emitting units in each of the light source groups, and there is a second distance between two closest light-emitting units that are respectively in any two adjacent light source groups. The second distance is smaller than the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: Radiant Opto-Electronics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., Radiant Opto-Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Jui-Lin Chen, Pin-Hsun Lee, Yen-Ping Cheng, Yuan-Jhang Chen, Ruei-Lin Huang
  • Patent number: 11006084
    Abstract: A color separation and combination system includes a first optical system including a first optical plane, and a second optical system including second to fourth optical planes. The first optical plane guides light from a light source to the second optical plane. The second optical plane guides first color light among light from the first optical plane to the third optical plane, and guides second color light among the light from the first optical plane. The third optical plane totally reflects the first color light toward the first image display element, and totally reflects light from the first image display element toward the projection optical system. The fourth optical plane totally reflects the second color light toward the second image display element, and totally reflects light from the second image display element toward the projection optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takehito Kawasumi
  • Patent number: 10996457
    Abstract: A wheel apparatus includes a substrate rotatable around a rotation axis, and a plurality of optical elements respectively formed in a plurality of regions different from each other around the rotation axis on the substrate and having wavelength characteristics different from each other. The regions of the plurality of optical elements are adjacent to each other via boundary lines including linear sections. The linear sections of the boundary lines intersect with respective straight lines along the radius of the substrate at the same intersection angle greater than 0 degrees and less than 90 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusaku Nishikawa, Yoshiki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10996551
    Abstract: A light source device configured to emit a light beam in a first direction emits a first colored light beam from a first exit position, a second colored light beam longer in wavelength than the first colored light beam, a third colored light beam shorter in wavelength than the first colored light beam, and a fourth colored light beam, a mixed light beam including the first colored light beam and the second colored light beam enters an outgoing light switching device disposed in a light path of the fourth colored light beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichi Akiyama
  • Patent number: 10983333
    Abstract: A light source device includes a phosphor wheel, a light source, a color separating-and-mixing element, and a light-guide optics. The phosphor wheel includes a base plate having a first light passage area and a second light passage area as a pair of light passage areas being annularly and point symmetrically arranged with respect to a center of the base plate, a phosphor area annularly formed on the base plate, and a motor that rotates the base plate. The color separating-and-mixing element disposed between the light source and the phosphor wheel changes a direction of traveling of fluorescence created as a result of light having being incident on the phosphor area and been converted in wavelength. The light-guide optics is provided to cause light from the light source to travel through the first light passage area, then through the second light passage area, and finally enter into the color separating-and-mixing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10983426
    Abstract: A projector includes a first light modulation device, a second light modulation device, a third light modulation device, a first light source configured to emit excitation light, a fluorescence emitting element which is excited by the excitation light to emit fluorescence toward an incidence side of the excitation light, a first dichroic mirror configured to guide the excitation light to the fluorescence emitting element, and separate the fluorescence emitted from the fluorescence emitting element into first colored light and second colored light, and a second dichroic mirror configured to guide the excitation light to the first dichroic mirror, and reflect the second colored light separated by the first dichroic mirror, wherein the first colored light separated by the first dichroic mirror enters the first light modulation device, and the second colored light reflected by the second dichroic mirror enters the second light modulation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunihiko Takagi, Katsuyuki Uehara, Takeshi Takezawa
  • Patent number: 10983332
    Abstract: Device for an endoscopic illumination apparatus comprising a heat pipe having a first end region and a second end region; a first heat source; a heat dissipation element for dissipating thermal energy from said first heat source; a heat sink spaced apart from the first heat source; and a clamping element, wherein the clamping element is reversibly detachably mounted on the heat dissipation element such that the first end region of the heat pipe is held between the heat dissipation element and the clamping element, wherein the heat pipe is adapted to conduct the thermal energy of the heat source to the heat sink, wherein the second end region of the heat pipe is spaced apart from the first end region, and wherein the second end region ends in the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KARL STORZ SE & CO. KG
    Inventor: Costantino Pascale