Projection Screen Patents (Class 359/443)
  • Patent number: 11328447
    Abstract: A method for determining blockage of a vehicular camera includes providing a camera and mounting the camera at a vehicle so as to view exterior of the vehicle. The control determines at least one selected from the group consisting of (i) that the imaging sensor is totally blocked by determining that the count of bright photosensor pixels of the camera's imaging sensor remains below a threshold, and (ii) that the imaging sensor is partially blocked by determining continuity of intensity variations in different regions of the imaging sensor. The control, responsive to determination of either total blockage or partial blockage of the imaging sensor of the camera, adapts image processing by the image processor of frames of image data captured by the camera to accommodate (i) the determined total blockage of the imaging sensor of the camera or (ii) the determined partial blockage of the imaging sensor of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yuesheng Lu, Michael J. Higgins-Luthman, Antony V. Jeyaraj, Manoj R. Phirke
  • Patent number: 11300869
    Abstract: A screen capable of reflecting projected light from a projector to a viewer's field of view, at least comprising a surface diffusion layer (14), a transmission light-absorbing layer (13) and a projection reflective layer (12) which are stacked sequentially from the incident side of the projected light. The projection reflective layer (12) selectively reflects the projected light. The transmission light-absorbing layer (13) comprises light-absorbing material particles, and the distribution of the light-absorbing material particles in the transmission light-absorbing layer (13) is set according to the distribution of the Fresnel loss of the projected light on the surface of the screen, such that the light transmittance of the transmission light-absorbing layer (13) is higher in the region where the Fresnel loss is larger. Further disclosed is a projection system comprising the screen. The screen and the projection system have high contrast and high brightness uniformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Appotronics Corporation Limited
    Inventors: Lin Wang, Yi Li
  • Patent number: 11303878
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a three-dimensional display panel, a display method thereof, and a display device. The three-dimensional display panel includes: a first display panel, a second display panel, and a microlens array stacked sequentially; the first display panel and the second display panel have a same light exit direction, and the microlens array is located in the light exit direction; a distance between the first display panel and the microlens array is greater than a focal length of the microlens array; a distance between the second display panel and the microlens array is less than the focal length of the microlens array; and the second display panel is a transmissive display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaochen Niu, Chenyu Chen, Xue Dong, Xiaochuan Chen, Wenqing Zhao
  • Patent number: 11220834
    Abstract: An awning shade device with removable projector screen includes an elongated shade panel that is constructed from a breathable material having sun shading qualities. A plurality of awning attachment devices are disposed along the top end of the panel and function to hang the panel from the roller channel of an awning. A plurality of anchors are disposed along the bottom end of the panel and function to anchor the panel to the ground. A projector screen having an aspect ratio of 4:3 or 16:9, and a matte white front surface is removably secured onto the inside facing surface of the panel or the outside facing surface of the panel in a removable manner by a plurality of connectors and complementary connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Corriveau, Darin Horsley, Bobbi Jo Corriveau, Judy Horsley
  • Patent number: 11221553
    Abstract: A total internal reflection screen includes a light diffusion layer, a total internal reflection layer and a light absorption layer arranged sequentially from an incidence side of a projected light. The light absorption layer absorbs an incident light and the light diffusion layer increases a divergence angle of an emergent light. The total internal reflection layer includes a plurality of microstructure units that is rotationally symmetrical and extends continuously in a plane of the total internal reflection screen. Each of the microstructure units includes a first material layer disposed at the side of the light diffusion layer and a second material layer disposed at the side of the light absorption layer. The interface between the first material layer and the second material layer is includes two intersecting planes, which are disposed in such a way that the projected light is totally internally reflected continuously at the two intersecting planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: APPOTRONICS CORPORATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Lin Wang, Fei Hu, Yi Li
  • Patent number: 11209646
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a head-up display 2 having a light source 231, a diffuser 232,235,236, a transmissive display 3, a mirror element 251 and a transmissive screen 21. According to the invention the head-up display 2 is further provided with a contrast enhancer display 4 that is arranged adjacent to the transmissive display 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventor: Andrei Pasca
  • Patent number: 11207953
    Abstract: An interior structure includes a pillar garnish, a channel member, and a screen member. The pillar garnish is integral with a center pillar, and is formed with an opening facing a vehicle cabin and formed with a hollow housing section on the opposite side to the vehicle cabin. The channel member is provided so as to be capable of being housed in the housing section and capable of moving toward the vehicle cabin through the opening. The screen member is provided at the channel member so as to be housed in the housing section when in a non-deployed state and so as to be deployed in the vehicle cabin in a state in which the channel member has been moved into the vehicle cabin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideyuki Sakurai
  • Patent number: 11097199
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides devices and methods for holographic screen suspension systems. These systems can allow for a smooth reflection surface of the screen that is void of wrinkled or non-uniform surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: PRISM HOLOGRAMS LLC
    Inventors: David Richardson, Ryan Richardson
  • Patent number: 11021004
    Abstract: A magnetic erasable writable material for large format applications is disclosed, and includes a cast polyvinylchloride film with a mount surface opposite an etched receiver surface. Also incorporated is a transparent polyester film that has a marking side with a first predetermined hardness and an opposite seal side, laminated to the receiver surface. The marking side includes a clear superstrate that has a second predetermined hardness and applied to the marking side of the polyester film to lower its surface energy. The receiver surface is treated to have a surface energy adjusted to enable improved adherence of printed and preformed graphic elements, which are encapsulated when laminated between the PET film and receiver surface. The superstrate includes a perfluoropolyether, a polyurethane, an acrylated polyurethane, and/or an acrylate resin to harden the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Kelly J. Taylor
  • Patent number: 11011095
    Abstract: The present application relates to the technical field of display and provides a display panel and an image control device and an image control method thereof; wherein, the image control device includes a high-voltage gamma module, a low-voltage gamma module and a first selection module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: CHONGQING HKC OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., HKC CORPORATION LIMITED
    Inventor: Wenqin Zhao
  • Patent number: 10994817
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an inflatable watercraft barrier in one example having an inflatable perimeter tube. Also disclosed is a diaphragm sealed to the perimeter tube to form the watercraft barrier between a watercraft and the water in which the watercraft barrier and watercraft float. In one example, a portion of the perimeter tube forms a gate portion which is at least partially selectively deflated so as to be denser than water, and therefore rotates about a gate pivot such that the watercraft may enter the watercraft barrier through the gate portion. Also disclosed is a water pump in fluid communication with the watercraft barrier so as to evacuate water from between the watercraft barrier and the watercraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Dean Richard Howard
  • Patent number: 10920958
    Abstract: An illumination light from each light emitting device illuminates a corresponding region of an image forming unit to form an image. A light condensing unit has multiple lens elements paired with the respective light emitting devices. Each condenser lens element has a light condensing surface to condense the illumination light. A z-direction is a direction connecting a surface vertex of the light condensing surface with the light emitting device paired with the surface vertex. An x-direction and a y-direction are orthogonal to each other on a virtual plane orthogonal to the z-direction. The pair of the condenser lens element and the light emitting device is aligned in at least one of the x-direction and the y-direction. Each light condensing surface is formed in a convex shape in which a curvature in the x-direction and a curvature in the y-direction are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Nambara
  • Patent number: 10875762
    Abstract: An addressable display system configured for use in a mounting adapter configured to mount a personal electronic device (PED) on an aircraft includes a transparent surface configured to overlay the display surface of a PED when the PED is mounted in the mounting adapter wherein the transparent surface includes a region that is uniformly coated with a coating layer that when activated with a select excitation wavelength is configured to emit visible light to annunciate a message indicating a problem with an image displayed on a PED display; a lighting source configured to provide light in at an excitation wavelength; a MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) scanner module that is controllable to write desired symbology for annunciation at different addressable locations on the transparent surface; and an imaging device configured to capture an image of the PED display for an integrity check of data displayed on the PED display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Kalluri R. Sarma, Richard Berckefeldt, Willard R. True
  • Patent number: 10871031
    Abstract: Composite articles of manufacture and methods of making the same are provided herein. In one embodiment, a composite article includes a fiberglass component having a color of pantone 376C. Subjecting the fiberglass component to various environmental conditions result in the fiberglass component exhibiting a color of pantone 376C. Thus, the fiberglass component does not fade and become lighter or hazy in appearance, but takes on an appearance of deeper hue and/or saturation, providing longer life of the appearance of the fiberglass component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: WING ENTERPRISES, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: N. Ryan Moss, Bryan Wright
  • Patent number: 10849243
    Abstract: A display apparatus of the present disclosure includes: a display unit disposed on a surface of a main body case and displaying information; a heat source layer laminated on the display unit; and a design layer laminated on the heat source layer, wherein the design layer contains a substance having light transmittance changing due to a temperature change and forms a light transmittance change region having light transmittance changing in accordance with a temperature change of the heat source layer, and a gradation region having light transmittance changing in a gradational manner along an outer periphery of the light transmittance change region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomonori Sugiyama, Shusuke Okano, Takayuki Nagahara
  • Patent number: 10827630
    Abstract: A rollable display includes a flexible display panel where pixels are arranged to display an image; a reinforcing structure that is bonded to the rear side of the flexible display panel and divided into a plurality of segments; a roller that is bonded to one end of the flexible display panel and allows the flexible display panel to be rolled around the circumference; a data PCB (printed circuit board) located on the rear side of the flexible display panel; a first connecting member that connects the data PCB to the flexible display panel; a control board accommodated in the internal space of the roller; and a second connecting member that connects the control board to the data PCB, wherein each of the segments of the reinforcing structure comprises a through hole into which the second connecting member is slidably inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeonghun Kim, Bongchul Kim, Jaewook Park
  • Patent number: 10814658
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for marking at a partial area of an optical film material. The system for marking at an optical film includes a feed roll configured to feed an optical film material in a first direction, a marking unit configured to mark a nulling mark or material information in a marking area of the optical film material fed in the first direction, other than a valid area which is attached to a display panel, a light source unit having a light source member configured to supply a marking laser light to the marking unit, and a receiving roll configured to collect the optical film material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Beom-Seok Lee, Kyu-Sung Hwang, Eung-Jin Jang, Hang-Suk Choi
  • Patent number: 10798331
    Abstract: A multichromic reflective coating is applied to a projector screen to reflect only those wavelengths produced by the projector, to accentuate selective wavelengths of light to be reflected. The screen can be a passive black substrate or an active grayscale screen such as e-ink paper, and un-reflected light reaches the screen which selectively tunes its grayscale to accentuate the brightness or darkness of the color video image being projected onto it and reflected by the multichromic reflective coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Dawson, Steven Richman
  • Patent number: 10795252
    Abstract: A multichromic filtering coating is applied to a projector screen to pass to the projector screen substrate only those wavelengths produced by the projector, to accentuate selective wavelengths of light to be reflected by the screen. The screen can be a passive black substrate or an active grayscale screen such as e-ink paper, and un-reflected light reaches the screen which selectively tunes its grayscale to accentuate the brightness or darkness of the color video image being projected onto it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Dawson, Steven Richman
  • Patent number: 10712648
    Abstract: A wavelength-converting wheel has a light incident side. The wavelength-converting wheel includes a disc, a heat conductive glue, a reflective layer, a plurality of protrusions, a heat conductive glue, and a wavelength-converting layer. The disc has an inner ring portion and an annular portion. The annular portion is connected to an outer edge of the inner ring portion. The annular portion includes a protrusion structure region. The protrusions are disposed in the protrusion structure region and protrude toward the light incident side. The heat conductive glue is disposed on the protrusion structure region. The reflective layer is disposed on the heat conductive glue. The wavelength-converting layer is disposed on the reflective layer and has a light receiving surface facing the light incident side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Pi-Tsung Hsu, Chi-Tang Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10684542
    Abstract: A support system for moving a rolled material between a stored configuration and a viewing configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Draper, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven E. Enochs
  • Patent number: 10659686
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention relate generally to systems and methods for analyzing and manipulating images and video. In particular, a multi-view interactive digital media representation can be generated from live images captured from a camera as the camera moves along a path. Then, a sequence of the images can be selected based upon sensor data from an inertial measurement unit and upon image data such that one of the live images is selected for each of a plurality of poses along the path. A multi-view interactive digital media representation may be created from the sequence of images, and the images may be encoded as a video via a designated encoding format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Fyusion, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Jay Bruen Trevor, Stefan Johannes Josef Holzer, Radu Bogdan Rusu, Stephen Miller
  • Patent number: 10634989
    Abstract: A transparent screen is a transparent screen for diffusing image light projected from a projector and displaying an image by transmitting part of incident light rectilinearly and diffusing the other part of the incident light, and includes a base material that is transparent, a diffusion member, and an antireflection layer. The diffusion member is disposed within the base material and diffuses the image light. The antireflection layer is disposed on a projector side of the base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Takashi Yamada
  • Patent number: 10620365
    Abstract: An overlay panel that includes a front display portion arranged over surface area of a display device. The overlay panel further includes a guiding portion that comprises light guides arranged in a specific pattern. The light guides are arranged such that an input portion of each light guide is aligned with pixels or sub-pixels of the display device and an output portion of each light guide is coupled to the front display portion. The arrangement of each light guide transfers an excitation, caused by the set of pixels or sub-pixels, from the input portion to the output portion and causes the front display portion to display an image that covers a bezel portion and the display portion of the display device. Each pixel in the image is scaled by an equal scaling factor with respect to each pixel in display portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Thomas Dawson
  • Patent number: 10598988
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a display device and a back light unit. The back light unit has a light-emitting member, a photoluminescence member and a polarization state-adjusting member. The light-emitting member is used to provide a back light, and the light-emitting member is divided into a plurality of first subregions with different brightness respectively. The photoluminescence member is used to emit various monochromatic light in perpendicular polarization direction with each other under stimulation of the back light. The various monochromatic light is combined into a white light to go into the polarization state-adjusting member. The polarization state-adjusting member is used to adjust polarization direction of a plurality of monochromatic light in the white light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuanhui Guo
  • Patent number: 10586475
    Abstract: A rollable display device is disclosed. The rollable display device includes a display panel, a driving unit including a motion converting unit configured to linearly move in a width direction of the display panel in conjunction with a rotational motion of a motor, a lifting unit connected to one end of the display panel and the motion converting unit, and configured to move up and down the display panel in a longitudinal direction of the display panel in conjunction with a linear motion of the motion converting unit, and a panel roller unit connected to other end of the display panel, and configured to roll and unroll the display panel along a periphery of the panel roller unit in conjunction with moving up and down of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Geunchang Park, Chounsung Kang, Jungkyu Park
  • Patent number: 10520730
    Abstract: Methods and systems for image display with a head-mounted device, wherein customization of the display is achieved by taking into account wearer-specific visualization parameters. Such visualization parameters include parameters pertaining to the design of the device and/or wearer ophthalmic data such as wearer prescription data. Preferred images are computer-generated holographic images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Aude Bouchier, Jean-Paul Cano, Gilles Le Saux
  • Patent number: 10514539
    Abstract: An image display device includes a lens array, and a scanner to two-dimensionally scan the lens array with a light beam for image display, in which each of lenses of the lens array includes a convex surface with different curvatures in two directions orthogonal to the optical axis of the lens and to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichiroh Saisho, Makoto Inamoto, Yasuhiro Satoh, Jun Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10481480
    Abstract: A reflective screen (1) displaying an image by projected light, comprises: a transparent substrate (10); a light-absorption layer (20) provided on the transparent substrate, the light-absorption layer reflecting the projected light; and a scattering layer (30) provided on the light-absorption layer, the scattering layer scattering the projected light, wherein the light-absorption layer has 30-90% transmittance with respect to visible light, and the scattering layer contains a light-scatterer (31) consisting of diamond particles and/or metallic inorganic particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: NICCA CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadamasa Fujimura, Shigeru Shiozaki
  • Patent number: 10456651
    Abstract: A golf simulator comprises a photosensor unit, an image input unit, a movement information calculation unit, a spin information calculation unit and a flight trajectory calculation unit. The photosensor unit detects a moving path of a golf ball by using a plurality of photosensors, the image input unit inputs movement images of the golf ball, the movement information calculation unit calculates a moving direction and speed of the golf ball from information acquired from the photosensor unit, the spin information calculation unit calculates a spin amount of the golf ball from the inputted images, and the flight trajectory calculation unit calculates a flight trajectory of the golf ball by using movement information and spin information. The speed and direction of a golf ball, and a spin of the golf ball are accurately measured by using a separate image input device to calculate a spin amount of the golf ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: RD-TEK CO., LTD
    Inventor: Song Hwan Choi
  • Patent number: 10436421
    Abstract: To provide a phosphor wheel capable of restraining vibration caused by a driving unit for rotatably driving a wheel and reducing noise in a high frequency band. The phosphor wheel includes: a wheel substrate that has a surface on which a fluorescent material is provided; a driving unit that rotates the wheel substrate; a support portion that supports the driving unit and is fixed to a housing; and a buffer member that is provided to fill a space between the support portion and a part of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Mochizuki, Yoshihisa Aikoh
  • Patent number: 10409151
    Abstract: Provided is a portable air projection apparatus, which may be used in conjunction with a mobile phone and can project the content displayed on the screen of the mobile phone in the air. The apparatus may be carried with one and used instantly. The portable air projection apparatus comprises: a vapor projection curtain generation device, which can generate a gaseous curtain wall through a vapor outlet; a communication interface, which can be connected with a portable mobile communication device via a signal; a signal transceiving and processing unit for receiving a display signal from the portable mobile communication device through the communication interface, and converting the display signal into a projection control signal; and a projection lens for generating a projection display screen on the gaseous curtain wall according to the projection control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: ZHEJIANG GEELY HOLDING GROUP CO., LTD, ZHEJINANG GEELEY AUTOMOBILE RESEARCH NSTITUTE CO., LTD
    Inventor: Shufu Li
  • Patent number: 10403855
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display screen including a display panel and a backside concave lens array located on a backside of the display panel, wherein the backside is a side of the display panel away from a display side; the display panel comprises a plurality of transparent regions; the backside concave lens array comprises a plurality of backside concave lenses, and each of the plurality of backside concave lenses is corresponding to one of the transparent regions; each of the plurality of backside concave lenses comprises at least one concave surface, and one of the at least one concave surface is disposed away from the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhiwei Liang, Yingwei Liu
  • Patent number: 10379262
    Abstract: A replication tool for producing an optical structure comprising an optical element includes a central section having the shape defining a negative of a portion of the optical structure and a vertically aligned central axis; a surrounding section laterally surrounding the central section; and one or more contact standoffs defining a plane referred to as contact plane. In a first azimuthal range, the surrounding portion provides a first compensation surface facing away from the central axis, and in a second azimuthal range, the surrounding portion provides a second compensation surface facing away from the central axis. In any cross-section containing the central axis in the second azimuthal range, a steepness of the second compensation surface is higher than a steepness of the first compensation surface in any cross-section containing the central axis in the first azimuthal range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ams Sensors Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Alexander Bietsch, Michel Barge
  • Patent number: 10380451
    Abstract: A system for calculating a visibility range from a vehicle is disclosed. The system comprises a high dynamic range image sensor system comprising a pixel array including a plurality of pixels. The image sensor further includes readout circuitry in electrical communication with each pixel of the pixel array. The readout circuitry is operable to readout a distinct pixel value corresponding to one of a plurality of exposure times for each pixel in a single image frame. The system further comprises at least one processor in communication with the readout circuitry. The processor is operable to calculate a visibility range from the vehicle based on a plurality of image processing algorithms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: David M. Falb, David J. Wright, Oliver M. Jeromin, Jeremy A. Schut, Sergio E. Murillo Amaya
  • Patent number: 10357723
    Abstract: An automatic inflatable structure deflation system has a cover panel that is detachable attached over a deflation opening in the wall of the inflatable structure. The cover panel is pull away from the inflatable structure by a deflation line extending from the cover panel to a tie-down element in the event that the inflatable structure is displaced. The deflation opening is relatively large to enable quick deflation of the inflatable structure. A deflation opening may have a deflation opening area ratio, or area of the opening to the volume of air within the inflatable structure of 0.01 cm2/cc or more. A deflation opening may have a length of 25 cm or more. The cover panel is sealed to the inflatable structure by a seal feature such as a hook-and-loop fastener and/or a press-seal feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE SAFETY SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: David Alan Webster
  • Patent number: 10295117
    Abstract: A device to handle and manage a heavy screen includes a supporting module, a connecting module, two first resilient members, and two second resilient members. The connecting module includes a mounting rod provided with a pulling rod at a middle portion, and two pivot rods rotatably installed on one end far away from the mounting rod of the pulling rod. Each first resilient member is connected to an end of the top plate, and each second resilient member is connected to an end of the bottom plate and one end of a pivot rod. The two first resilient members are stretched when screen is pulled down, and each pivot rod rotates relative to the pulling rod to pull the two second resilient members when screen is lifted. The screen is effectively weightless, enabling static positioning of the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: HONGFUJIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WUHAN) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fu-Kuo Huang
  • Patent number: 10289164
    Abstract: A rollable display device includes: a panel support including a plurality of support bars arranged in a direction and a plurality of flexible coupling portions between support bars of the plurality of support bars and coupling the plurality of support bars together; and a flexible display panel fixed to respective front sides of support bars of the plurality of support bars, and the plurality of support bars includes a first support bar that is spaced apart from an outermost support bar of the plurality of support bars, and the first support bar includes a pair of first holding bars that are spreadable toward an outside from a rear side of the first support bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae An Seo, Min-Sung Kim, Bo Ik Park, Jung Hun Lee, Jin Hwan Choi
  • Patent number: 10264225
    Abstract: A backlight for a display comprises a plurality of independently controllable light sources and inclined surfaces inclining in a radially outward direction from each light source for shaping the distribution of emitted light. The light sources may each comprise a group of differently-colored light emitters. The backlight may include light integrators configured to mix light of the differently-colored light emitters. Inclined surfaces for shaping the distribution of emitted light may be arranged around exits of the light integrators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Helge Seetzen, Lorne A. Whitehead, Gregory John Ward
  • Patent number: 10254637
    Abstract: A method of mounting screen material may include a screen mounted to a frame at multiple mounting points. One embodiment may include mounting patches attached along the perimeter of the screen. These mounting patches may be strain relieved in order to enable rolling the screen without sacrificing the in-plane rigidity of the patches when the screen is mounted to a frame. Stated differently, the strain relieved patches may reduce the strain on the screen in the circumstance the screen is rolled onto a core. The mounting patches may be strain relieved by locating notches or slits in the mounting patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: RealD Inc.
    Inventors: Harrison Fast, David A. Coleman, Mark DiLullo
  • Patent number: 10248016
    Abstract: A reflection type screen including: a base portion which is tabular; and prism portions which are provided on one surface of the base portion, extending in one direction and lined up in a direction intersecting the one direction, wherein the prism portions each have: a pair of surfaces, at least one of the pair of surfaces being inclined with respect to the normal direction of the one surface of the base portion and intersecting the other of the pair of surfaces; and a reflecting layer, being formed on the one of the pair of surfaces and reflecting light, and the reflecting layer includes, on the one of the pair of surfaces, a first thin portion, a thick portion and a second thin portion in this order from a side of an intersection line of the one of the pair of surfaces and the other of the pair of surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: ARISAWA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hajime Maruta
  • Patent number: 10209612
    Abstract: A display system for ambient light discrimination comprising: a planar waveguide comprising a plurality of collocated optic fibers wherein, the planar waveguide is adapted to guide incident light within the incidence angle acceptance range and wherein the planar waveguide is adapted to guide light along a bias trajectory, wherein, in use, the display system is adapted for discriminating against incident light outside an incidence angle acceptance range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: THOMAS GLOBAL SYSTEMS (IP) PTY LTD
    Inventor: Nelson Mino
  • Patent number: 10161585
    Abstract: A generally plano rectangular louvers are capable of being ganged in a stacked tiltable array to enhance light re-direction when titled to follow the solar elevation. Combinations of features and optical characteristic avoid optical artifacts and enhance efficiency of light utilization and manufacturing. Different louvers can be combined in alternative ways in such arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SERRALUX INC.
    Inventor: Mark E Gardiner
  • Patent number: 10151869
    Abstract: An optical member includes: a light guide portion; a three-dimensional effect forming portion; and a multi-effect forming portion. The three-dimensional effect forming portion comprises multiple main patterns sequentially arranged on the first surface in a first direction and having respective inclined surfaces. The multiple main patterns guide an incident beam to a first surface direction or a second surface direction, thereby creating a line-shaped beam of a first path crossing at right angles to each pattern extension direction of the multiple patterns. The multi-effect forming portion comprises multiple optical patterns sequentially arranged in a second direction crossing a first direction and configured for converting a single line-shaped beam of the first path into multiple line-shaped beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Su Kim, Seung Jong Baek, Dong Hyun Lee, Jae Hyuk Jang
  • Patent number: 10139532
    Abstract: A camera module includes a cover window, an infrared cut-off filter, and an anti-reflection coating. The anti-reflection coating is on at least one surface, through which light passes, of the optical protection window, or the anti-reflection coating is on at least one surface, through which light passes, of the infrared cut-off filter. The anti-reflection coating includes conical anti-reflection structures. A bottom diameter of the conical anti-reflection structure is 40 nm to 150 nm. A top diameter of the conical anti-reflection structure is 0% to 30% of the bottom diameter. A height of the conical anti-reflection structure is 150 nm to 300 nm. A spacing between two adjacent conical anti-reflection structures is ? to ? of a wavelength in a visible light band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haishui Ye, Feng Yu, Tateoka Susumu
  • Patent number: 10133072
    Abstract: A display element includes a projection screen for a head-up display and a pivot apparatus for adjusting an inclination of the projection screen about a horizontal inclination axis. The pivot apparatus includes an eccentric unit for adjusting the inclination. The eccentric unit is mechanically coupled directly to the projection screen. The eccentric unit includes a first gearwheel and an eccentric element which is formed eccentrically with respect to the first gearwheel and is fastened on the first gearwheel. The eccentric element is in the form of a disk and an area of a narrow side of the disk-shaped eccentric element is arranged eccentrically with respect to the first gearwheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerhard Pitz
  • Patent number: 10099144
    Abstract: A golf simulation system includes a processor configured to receive image data from a launch area sensing unit to determine position, velocity, acceleration and spin of a golf ball and to calculate a trajectory of the golf ball into a golf scene presented on a display surface. The system includes a processor that generates a profile of a golf ball travel path over a plurality of images, determines the golf ball travel path length per image of the plurality of images, identifies regions corresponding to one or more markings on the golf ball, determines the distance between the regions in each image, calculates the spin rate and tilt of the golf ball using the determined distance, and uses the golf ball travel path length and camera device frame rate to estimate a spin tilt axis of the golf ball using the orientation of the regions in each image and the relative angle between the longitudinal axis of the regions and the longitudinal axis of the golf ball travel path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Interactive Sports Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Dawe, Zuqiang Zhao
  • Patent number: 10073328
    Abstract: Chromatic aberration can be reduced and extreme projection angles can be allowed in a projection system by modifying one color channel of light having a wavelength bandwidth with image data to produce imaged light, causing the imaged light to spread angularly when displaying the imaged light through an optical distorting element onto a screen, and reducing angular spread of the imaged light exiting the optical distorting element by adjusting the wavelength bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: IMAX Corporation
    Inventors: Steen Svendstorp Iversen, John W. Bowron
  • Patent number: RE48041
    Abstract: A housing supporting apparatus includes: a base-plate body having a base-plate axis; a connection plate body having one end formed with a connection plate axis and pivotally connected to one end of the base-plate body; a first supporting plate having a first axis pivotally connected to the one end of the connection plate body; and a second supporting plate having a second axis pivotally connected to one end of the first supporting plate. The second supporting plate has one end pivotally connected to the base-plate axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: SENSEAGE CO., LTD., SOLUTION EXPERT 33 INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD. TAIWAN BRANCH (B.V.I.), DONGGUAN SOLUTION 33 ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., SOLUTION EXPERT 33 INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Da-Chung Wu
  • Patent number: RE48782
    Abstract: Disclosed are a multimedia device including a flexible display and controlling method thereof. The present invention includes a guide bar, a flexible display configured to be rolled up on an outer circumference of the guide bar, the flexible display having a first region rolled up on the outer circumference of the guide bar and a second region not rolled up on the outer circumference of the guide bar, a receiving unit configured to receive a content and metadata corresponding to the content from a source device, and a control unit adjusting a vertical width of the second region of the flexible display in accordance with a preset condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Junghoon Park, Dongwon Choi, Namhun Kim, Sunjung Hwang