Structurally Related Projector And Screen Patents (Class 353/79)
  • Patent number: 10416408
    Abstract: A projector assembling equipment includes a holder and at least one multi-axial adjusting device. The lens module or the light source module is disposed on the holder. The multi-axial adjusting device is connected with the holder to move the holder relative to a reference plane, and the reference plane is used to put the lens module or the light source module which is not held by the holder. The multi-axial adjusting device includes a three-axis adjusting mechanism, a rotary adjusting mechanism and a tilt adjusting mechanism. The three-axis adjusting mechanism is utilized to shift the holder at a first direction, a second direction and a third direction. The rotary adjusting mechanism is disposed on the three-axis adjusting mechanism to rotate the holder at a clockwise direction and a counterclockwise direction. The tilt adjusting mechanism is disposed on the three-axis adjusting mechanism to recline the holder relative to the reference plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Yu-Feng Yen, Yin-Dong Lu
  • Patent number: 10406784
    Abstract: The present invention provides an interlayer film for laminated glass provided with an up-conversion function so as to be able to display high-contrast images while ensuring safety, and a laminated glass. The present invention relates to an interlayer film for laminated glass, including lanthanoid-containing inorganic fine particles having an up-conversion function and a binder resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keigo Oowashi, Taku Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10338356
    Abstract: A projection optical system is constituted by, in order from the reduction side, a first optical system constituted by a plurality of lenses for forming an image displayed by image display elements as an intermediate image, and a second optical system constituted by a plurality of lenses for forming the intermediate image on a magnification side conjugate plane. Conditional Formula (1), being that 0.020<enP/TL2<0.160, is satisfied, wherein enP is the distance along the optical axis from the surface most toward the magnification side in the second optical system to the position of an entrance pupil in the case that the magnification side is a light entry side, and TL2 is the distance along the optical axis from the surface most toward the reduction side in the second optical system to the surface most toward the magnification side in the second optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masaru Amano
  • Patent number: 10142620
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide a retro-reflective screen covered with a screen material. The retro-reflective screen has a plurality of retro-reflective screen elements positioned within the screen material. At least one of the plurality of retro-reflective screen elements is oriented so as to have an incident angle that is less than 45 degrees. Additionally, a portion of the screen material that corresponds to the at least one screen element has an incident angle that is greater than the incident angle of the at least one screen element. Additionally, the system also comprises at least one projector that (i) generates light characterizing an image or video and (ii) projects the light onto the retro-reflective screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: MIRRAVIZ, INC.
    Inventor: Michael W. Wang
  • Patent number: 9799233
    Abstract: An apparatus for operating a simulator with a special impression of reality is provided. The apparatus is configured for learning how to control a vehicle moving in three-dimensional reality. Controllable systems for detecting human stress reactions are provided. The controllable systems may be configured for sensing the resistance of the skin and for detecting movements of persons and physiognomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: GRENZEBACH MASCHINENBAU GMBH
    Inventor: Olaf Guehring
  • Patent number: 9789396
    Abstract: A portable system is provided for engaging users during play by presenting one or more images provided by a mobile computing device. The system includes a projector configured to visually output the one or more images delivered by the computing device. The system also includes a mount for supporting the projector, and at least one lens that is coupled to the projector. The system further includes a housing having at least a first and second illuminable surface that can receive images projected by the projector. The surfaces can be moved between a collapsed condition and an operative condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: ALL THINGS MEDIA, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Louis Maharaj, Robert John Spierenburg
  • Patent number: 9618831
    Abstract: An image projector includes a first deflector configured to deflect a first optical path and to form a second optical path, a second deflector configured to deflect the second optical path and to form a third optical path, a shifter configured to shift a projection lens in a vertical direction which corresponds to a longitudinal direction of the projected surface among directions orthogonal to an optical axis of the projection lens, a housing configured to house the first deflector and the second deflector, and a fixed plate fixed onto the housing at an end on an installing surface side of the housing, the projection lens and the shifter being fixed onto the fixed plate, wherein the third optical path is closer to an installing surface of the housing than the first optical path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takehiro Koyama
  • Patent number: 9588409
    Abstract: A projector includes an illumination unit which has an optical system including a light source apparatus, an image formation unit which has an optical system including a light modulator (liquid crystal panels), a projection unit which has an optical system including a projection lens, to which the image formation unit is coupled, and which is coupled to the illumination unit, and a base frame which fixes one of the illumination unit and the projection unit and holds the other shiftably in a direction parallel to a projection direction. In a case where the projection unit is fixed to the base frame, second fixing portions (projection unit fixing portions) of the projection unit are fixed, and first fixing portions (illumination unit fixing portions) of the illumination unit are shiftably held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kaname Nagatani
  • Patent number: 9466120
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for determining the location of laser spot in an image, enabling wind sensing to be performed on captured images of the laser spot. Techniques can include image averaging, background subtraction, and filtering to help ensure that the Gaussian laser spot is detected in the image. Embodiments may include defining a bounding region and altering the operation of a camera such that the camera does not provide pixel data from pixels sensors corresponding pixels of outside the bounding region in subsequent image captures. Embodiments may additionally or alternatively include extracting two stereoscopic images from a single image capture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventors: Tony Maryfield, Mahyar Dadkhah, Christopher Chastain Neuhauser
  • Patent number: 9389494
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a projection apparatus capable of projecting high quality video in a convenient mobile casing. Specifically, the present invention relates to a projector, which is disposed within a casing in alignment with the casing having a handle in a first configuration. More, specifically, the projector may be rotatably positioned within the casing into a second configuration to focus a video image against a background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Bem Wireless LLC
    Inventors: Michael Nakamura, Bryan Katzel, James D. Morrow
  • Patent number: 9268520
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for determining when content is being projected onto a predefined surface and, in response, altering the projection are described herein. For instance, the systems may project content onto one or more surfaces of an environment. The content may comprise electronic books, images, videos, animations, interactive menus, and/or any other type of visual content. While projecting the content, the systems projecting the content may determine when some or all of the content is projected onto a predefined surface, either due to the system dynamically projecting the content throughout different locations and surfaces in the environment, due to the predefined surface moving within the environment, or a combination thereof. When the systems determine that all or a portion of the content is being projected onto a predefined surface, the systems may alter the projection of content by dimming the content, altering a location of the projection, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Colter E. Cederlof
  • Patent number: 9207780
    Abstract: A method involving: designating, based on an instruction received from a user, an area within an illumination field of a projector; using the projector to project a light encoded with coordinate information; receiving a content or a content information from the user; associating, using the processing unit, the designated area within an illumination field of the projector with the content or the content information received from the user; detecting the light encoded with the coordinate information using a mobile device positioned within the illumination field of the projector; determining a position of the mobile device within the illumination field of the projector based on the detected light encoded with the coordinate information; and causing, on condition that the determined position of the mobile device is within the designated area, the mobile device to display the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qiong Liu, Hao Tang, Patrick Chiu, Mingming Fan
  • Patent number: 9148636
    Abstract: A monitor device includes a projection screen that converts between an extended state and a retracted state, a supporter that supports the projection screen, a storage that stores the projection screen, a first and second projector that projects the image on the first and second side of the projection screen, a first and second user interface that receives an operation to control the image, a switcher that switches which of the first user interface or the second user interface has a control to control the image, a sensor that detects an object, a cleaner that cleans the projection screen, and circuitry that controls the projectors to output the image, corrects a shape of the image, controls the image based on the operation from the user interface with a control, and controls the image based on a detection by the sensor from a side of the screen with the control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Inventor: Raed H. Alhazme
  • Patent number: 9140890
    Abstract: An adjustable mounting system to secure a magnifying glass to a point of attachment and enhance adjustability of the system to enable the magnifying glass to be oriented towards a magnification target is provided. The mounting system includes a support member detachably coupled to the point of attachment by a fastener, a cap rotatably mounted to the support member and able to enable an arm to slidably adjust relative to the cap, and a bracket rotatably mounted to an end of the arm and secured to the magnifying glass. The cap, arm and bracket are each adjusted to a desired position to enable the magnifying glass to be directed towards the magnification target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Eugene Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 9105976
    Abstract: A linear radio frequency identification antenna is provided and includes an insulating material, a shielding material, and a conductive wire. The shielding material connects with the insulating material to form a closed body. The conductive wire is covered by the closed body such that the conductive wire, the insulating material, and the shielding material together form a linear-shaped body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Holdings (Bermuda) No. 7 Limited
    Inventors: Hsiang-Yaeh Wang, Yu-Ching Lin, Shuen-Fa Ju, Jiunn-Min Ju, Cheng-Nan Luo
  • Patent number: 9081270
    Abstract: A table installing device includes a fixing member fixed to a projector; a first holding member that holds the projector by holding the fixing member, and is installed so as to stand up with respect to a top plate upper surface of the table; a second holding member that is joined to the first holding member and is installed on the top plate upper surface; and a clamp portion that is joined to the second holding member, and interposes the top plate between the second holding member and the clamp portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 9057936
    Abstract: A micromechanical projection device includes: a carrier which has a first, a second, and a third section, the second section being situated between the first and the third sections and having a flexible design; a mirror, which is mounted on the first section; and a light source which is mounted on the third section. The second section is bent in such a way that a light beam from the light source is directable onto the mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Florian Grabmaier
  • Patent number: 9057477
    Abstract: A projection display system includes: an image projection device projecting an image on a projection surface; an optical detecting device; and an attaching device, wherein the optical detecting device includes an irradiating section emitting an irradiation light toward a detection region which is set along the projection surface, a light receiving section receiving a reflected light generated as a result of the irradiation light being reflected from the object, and a detecting section detecting position information of the object based on the result of the light received by the light receiving section, and the attaching device includes a first attaching section attached to a support supporting the attaching device, a second attaching section attached to the image projection device, and a third attaching section attached to the optical detecting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kanechika Kiyose, Yasunori Onishi
  • Patent number: 9052579
    Abstract: A device includes a projection and camera system to create an augmented reality environment in which images are projected onto a scene and user movement within the scene is captured. The projection and camera system have a camera to image scattered IR light from the scene and compute time of flight values used in depth mapping of objects in the room. The system also has a projector to project the images onto the scene. The system controls the camera and projector mounted in a moveable head of a lamp with a motor mounted elsewhere in the lamp. In one implementation, the motor is mounted in the base of a table lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Rawles LLC
    Inventors: Navid Poulad, Colter E. Cederlof, Juli A. Satoh, Robert A. Yuan, Steve A. Quento
  • Patent number: 9028074
    Abstract: An image display system includes a screen capable of switching a state thereof between a scatter state in which the screen scatters light and a transmission state in which the screen transmits light by changing the magnitude of a voltage applied to the screen, a projector that projects video image light modulated in accordance with an image signal on the screen to display an image on the screen, and a controller that controls operation of driving the screen and the projector, wherein the controller instructs the projector to project the video image light on the screen that operates in the scatter state and instructs the screen to change the degree of light scattering in the scatter state in accordance with a luminance level of the image displayed on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Taisuke Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 9010943
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display portion having a screen that can display an image; and an image forming substrate formed into a plate, wherein the image forming substrate are configured to be switchable between a first state where the screen is arranged to be inclined with respect to the first main surface such that light from the screen enters the image forming substrate from the first main surface side and forms the image on the second main surface side and a second state where the display portion and the image forming substrate are aligned in the thickness direction and are arranged along each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takafumi Shimatani, Kentarou Imamura, Shigeto Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9007534
    Abstract: A portable terminal device includes a display screen; a pico projector for receiving an image signal of a predetermined format and projecting image light onto the display screen according to the image signal of the predetermined format, so that an image corresponding to the image signal of the predetermined format is displayed on the display screen; and a main body part, for fixing the display screen and the pico projector. The main body part includes a first part and a second part that are hinged by a hinge part. The display screen is fixed on the first part and the pico projector is positioned at the edge of the first part and is fixed on the first part, the second part or the hinge part. The pico projector forms a predetermined angle between the pico projector and the display screen while projecting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryohta Nomura, Ke Shang, Fang Xu
  • Patent number: 8992025
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rear project device, comprising a screen, projection optics, and an image module for generating an image, which is projected from the rear onto the screen by means of the projection optics, so that an observer located in front of the screen can perceive the image projected onto the screen. Furthermore, a method for such a rear projection apparatus is described. To this end, a Fresnel mirror, or an aspherical mirror, is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Young Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Eberhard Piehler, Gudrun Schroeter, Guenther Benedix, Gertrud Blei, Thomas Maack
  • Publication number: 20150085261
    Abstract: The MRI apparatus includes a housing that includes a bore in which a first magnetic field for capturing a MR image is generated, a beam projector that is disposed in the bore of the housing during capture of the MR image and projects an image onto an inner wall included in the bore, and a controller that controls the beam projector, and transfers a video signal to the beam projector. The beam projector includes a coil which is disposed so that a direction of a second magnetic field, which is generated with a current applied to the coil, is parallel to a direction of the first magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Myung-kyu LEE
  • Patent number: 8955982
    Abstract: Regions are defined in projected content to create a virtually segmented display. When reflections are received from objects within a defined region, the reflections are recognized and passed to a user interface circuit. When reflections are received from objects outside a defined region, the reflections are gated and not recognized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Microvision, Inc.
    Inventors: P. Selvan Viswanathan, Jari Honkanen
  • Publication number: 20150042966
    Abstract: A portable projection screen system includes a structure defining a viewing area. A projector mounting assembly includes first and second mounting arms spaced a selected distance apart. Each of the first and second mounting arms including a horizontal projector member located above the viewing area and extending forward of the viewing area. A vertical projector member pivotally connects to a backside of the viewing area in a plurality of positions. Each of the plurality of positions locates the horizontal projector member at a different height above the viewing area. A projector crossbar member connects and moves between a plurality of positions that are each a different distance from the viewing area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: LEROY FRANCIS KEPLEY, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150042560
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided in the disclosure. The electronic device includes a body, a display unit, and a projecting unit; where the body comprises a first surface and a second surface which intersects the first surface, where the second surface supports the body in a standing position on a support surface at a first angle which is not zero degrees between the second surface and the support surface; the display unit is disposed on the first surface and displays content; and the projecting unit is supported by the body and projects content externally when the body stands on the support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Xiao CAI
  • Patent number: 8950868
    Abstract: The head-up display device sequentially displays a virtual image (51V) of a guide light from one end of a reflector (30) side, in the back inside of a virtual image (83V) of an opening bezel formed into a square frame displayed along an outer edge of a projection area (71) of a window shield, and further displays a virtual image (20V) of display information in the back thereof. The amount of travel of the virtual images (51V) of the guide light when the reflector provided in the head-up display device rotates is smaller than the amount of travel of the virtual image (20V) of the display information. Therefore, even if the virtual image (20V) of the display information falls outside the projection area, the virtual images (51V) of the guide light remain in the projection area, and are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kunimitsu Aoki, Nobuyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8944608
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods that are related to projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Edward K. Y. Jung, Eric C. Leuthardt, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8944609
    Abstract: A compositing screen includes a partially or fully transparent front screen that displays one image or video and a back screen displaying another image or video. The two images can be seen simultaneously, providing a composite image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: DreamLight Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Fox, Albert Vass
  • Patent number: 8947400
    Abstract: Apparatus including a support configured to support a portable device; and a display coupled to the support and configured to receive and display a projected image, the projected image being generated by the portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Antti Virolainen
  • Publication number: 20150029473
    Abstract: A mobile interactive presentation and collaboration system having a projector carriage is positioned rearward of a screen assembly such that a projector positioned on the projector carriage operates as a counterweight balancing the screen assembly to prevent die screen assembly from tipping forward. The projector carriage is positioned at the base of the screen assembly to lower the center of gravity of the system to further improve the stability of tire system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Milestone AV Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Derek L. Derks
  • Patent number: 8939586
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods that are related to projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Edward K. Y. Jung, Eric C. Leuthardt, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8936367
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods that are related to projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Edward K. Y. Jung, Eric C. Leuthardt, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8926101
    Abstract: A system including a plurality of pixels disposed on a substrate forming a screen. A signal, such as an image, can be projected on the screen. The pixels of the screen include a sensor configured to sense a portion of the signal, an emitter, and circuitry. In response to information sensed in the signal, the circuitry can be configured to drive the emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Rowan Nairn, Philipp Schmaelzle
  • Patent number: 8919966
    Abstract: A rotatable projection system is provided. A mounting system for the projection system includes a support back and a rotatable mounting system mounted to the support back. The rotatable mounting system includes a first frame, a second frame mounted to the first frame in a fixed angular relationship, and a rotating joint mounted to at least one of the first frame and the second frame and to the support back to provide rotation of the rotatable mounting system relative to the support back. The rotatable projection system may further include a projector mounted to the first frame and a projection board mounted to the second frame. The projector may include a mirror positioned to reflect light from the projector onto the projection board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Speranza, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Falendysz, Allen H. Frater, William H. Jones, Cheryl Anderson
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8899759
    Abstract: A projector includes: a first source input section; a second source input section; and a mode setting section that sets a projection mode, wherein when a first projection mode is set by the mode setting section, image display or sound output is performed based on an input signal that is input via any one of the first source input section and the second source input section, and when a second projection mode is set by the mode setting section, image display or sound output is performed based on an input signal that is input via the second source input section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Shinichi Tsukagoshi
  • Patent number: 8892898
    Abstract: A projector system includes an information processing apparatus and a projector. The projector includes a device connection unit which enables communication between the information processing apparatus and the projector, a password generating unit which generates a password, and an encryption unit which encrypts the password and outputs the encrypted password to the information processing apparatus through the device connection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Toshiki Fujimori
  • Patent number: 8882278
    Abstract: A reprojection system which allows a projection to be displayed onto a display screen, and reprojected by that display screen. The display is received on the surface that itself displays, and it is then redisplayed on the surface. The redisplay can be at the same size or at a different size as the original projection. Preferably the redisplay is at the same relative intensity but a brighter actual intensity than the original display. The information is can be received and redisplayed in a number of different ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Harris Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Scott C. Harris
  • Patent number: 8870392
    Abstract: Projector (1) adapted to be installed on a household appliance (26), for projecting visible information onto a projection surface (17) lying outside of said household appliance, the projector comprising a focusing unit (4) that is adapted for focusing a light beam that emanates from a light source (5) onto said projection surface, wherein the focusing unit further comprises at least one fixation element (12) that is adapted to arrange the focusing unit in at least two different focusing positions (13, 13?) within said projector (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Oliver Kleinert, Honghua (Terry) Hu, Franz-Josef Wipperfurth, Werner Braun
  • Patent number: 8864317
    Abstract: A projection display satisfies formulas {(4FR?)/(W?TphR)}?0.015 and W??0.5, where: F is an F-number of a projection lens; W? is a diagonal size (inch number) of a light modulation element; ph is a pixel count in one side direction of the light modulation element; T is a throw ratio of the projection display (=a projection distance s/a distance L in the one side direction of a projected image on a projection plane); R is a radius of an exit pupil of the projection lens; I is an integrated light quantity obtained by, in a light quantity distribution in the exit pupil, radially integrating the light quantity up to the radius R; and I?(=I/2) is an integrated light quantity obtained by, in the light quantity distribution in the exit pupil, radially integrating the light quantity up to a predetermined radius R? about barycenter of the light quantity distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Toshifumi Yasui
  • Patent number: 8857999
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods that are related to projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Edward K. Y. Jung, Eric C. Leuthardt, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140293131
    Abstract: A portable terminal device includes a display screen; a pico projector for receiving an image signal of a predetermined format and projecting image light onto the display screen according to the image signal of the predetermined format, so that an image corresponding to the image signal of the predetermined format is displayed on the display screen; and a main body part, for fixing the display screen and the pico projector. The main body part includes a first part and a second part that are hinged by a hinge part. The display screen is fixed on the first part and the pico projector is positioned at the edge of the first part and is fixed on the first part, the second part or the hinge part. The pico projector forms a predetermined angle between the pico projector and the display screen while projecting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryohta Nomura, Ke Shang, Fang Xu
  • Patent number: 8845107
    Abstract: Objects and their placement within a particular scene may be characterized using structured light with no or minimal manual intervention or calibration to the scene. The structured light pattern may be rendered with visible light, yet imperceptible to users, by generating a set of opposing excursions in one or more image properties for durations which are shorter than the integration time of the human eye. A set of assumptions and ongoing testing of those assumptions against physical objects identified within the environment allows characterization of the scene and the objects therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Rawles LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Coley, Jonathan Betts-LaCroix, William Spencer Worley, III
  • Patent number: 8845110
    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: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Rawles LLC
    Inventor: William Spencer Worley, III
  • Patent number: 8830577
    Abstract: A rollable display screen for use in electronic display systems includes a rollable screen that is mechanically coupled to a roller mechanism and has a plurality of pixel elements disposed thereon. The roller mechanism is configured as a stowing mechanism for the rollable screen, and may be further configured to deploy the rollable screen as a substantially planar viewing surface. The rollable display screen can be advantageously used for a durable and easily transported electronic display device since the rollable display screen is light-weight, durable, and compact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Prysm, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger A. Hajjar
  • Patent number: 8820947
    Abstract: A projection apparatus with locking structure includes an apparatus case including a main casing, a lid and at least one locking structure at the main casing and the lid, a light source, a light valve and a lens. The structure includes a slot having two opposite ends at the casing, at-least one elastic arm in the slot and at-least one positioning pillar at the lid. When the lid covers the main casing and the pillar extends into the first end, by rotating the lid relatively to the main casing, the pillar moves along the slot to the second end; when the pillar is at the second end, the elastic arm limits the pillar at the second end. The light source is for providing an illumination beam. The light valve and lens are for respectively converting the illumination beam into an image beam and the image beam into a projection beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Yun-Sheng Wang, Chia-Tien Chen
  • Patent number: 8814367
    Abstract: A 3D image cinema system having at least one projection room for viewing 3D images or 2D images is divided into forward and rearward viewing directions for the projection of an image on a front screen and a rear screen which are provided in a front end and a rear end of the projection room, respectively. Further, a front direction chair and a rear direction chair having a different viewing direction are provided on a front step and a rear step between the projection room and the front and rear screens where the theater can be easily installed in a general building and the 3D and 2D image has as much as 1.5-2 times wider viewing as a prior image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Hae-Yong Choi
  • Patent number: 8801191
    Abstract: A projection system for projecting light such as images or content upon a liquid surface such as a lake or pool surface. The system includes an agitation assembly selectively operable to agitate a portion of the upper surface of liquid to form a projection screen. The system includes a projector assembly projecting or focusing light onto the projection screen on the upper surface of the liquid. The liquid is translucent to light, but the projection screen on the upper surface reflects a portion of the projected light due to the agitation. The agitation assembly may include an aeration system with a distribution manifold and is positioned below the liquid surface and has outlets discharging gas into the liquid such that air bubbles for the screen. The manifold outlets may be provided at two or more depths, whereby two or more portions of the projection screen are generated at differing times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward A. Nemeth, David W. Crawford