Projection Screen Patents (Class 359/443)
  • 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: 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: 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: 10058758
    Abstract: A green simulation apparatus may comprise a covering forming a configurable upper surface with a changeable contour and being flexible such that the covering is movable between a base condition in which the upper surface has a substantially planar configuration and a contoured condition in which the upper surface has a contoured configuration. The apparatus may also comprise a covering support assembly configured to support the covering in the base condition and the contoured condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: FULL-SWING GOLF, INC.
    Inventor: Sean Coffman
  • Patent number: 10036531
    Abstract: A camera flash is provided with a lens element adjacent a light source, wherein the lens element has a plurality of concentric ridges projecting from a surface of the generally planar member to define facets of a Fresnel lens, and wherein the plurality of concentric ridges define a generally square or rectangular shape having rounded corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: CoreLed Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Derek Mallory, Brian C. Wells, Dianna Stadtherr
  • Patent number: 10012895
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cinema screen that improves audience perception of brightness at, for example, a premium theater without additional illumination cost. The screen is produced from materials that also help mitigate speckle from laser illumination. The screen has properties and includes structures that may be tuned to the specific capabilities of the projection system, arrangement of the theater, and projector (and angle of projection, angle of viewing). Light reflected from the screen are direct toward audience members and away from walls and ceilings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas J Gorny, Martin J Richards, Timo Kunkel, David Lloyd Schnuelle
  • Patent number: 9995997
    Abstract: A multi-layer display screen capable of being tiled without a visible gap between tiled screens and methods of using said device are described herein. In one embodiment, a system includes a light generator configured to produce light and a multi-layer screen with a plurality of layers. The multi-layer screen can be configured to permit the light from the light generator to propagate therethrough. The plurality of layers can include an opaque region layer having a plurality of opaque regions and a first layer comprising one or more abutted layers disposed within a common plane, the abutted layers spaced apart by a gap, wherein the gap is coincident with the opaque region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: PRYSM, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger A. Hajjar, Philip J. Ralli, John L. Ritter
  • Patent number: 9977240
    Abstract: The invention relates to a screen comprising transparent portions and retroreflective portions distributed over all or part of the surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT À L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Christophe Martinez, Umberto Rossini
  • Patent number: 9936177
    Abstract: A tile and tiled display system having at least two adjacent tiles each having a display screen with display pixels which are picture elements, whereby for colored displays each pixel is comprised of a plurality light emitting or light modulating elements. Each of the tiles has at least one first substrate of a first material and at least one first layer of a second material fixed to the first substrate where the thickness of the at least one first layer is less than the thickness of the first substrate; the coefficient of thermal expansion of the first substrate is less than the coefficient of thermal expansion of the at least one first layer and the distance between the at least two tiles is less than the size of a pixel on the display screen. The first substrates of adjacent tiles can be brought in mechanical contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignees: BARCO N.V., BARCO CONTROL ROOMS GMBH
    Inventor: Peter Hickl
  • Patent number: 9897905
    Abstract: A head-up display includes a case main body formed with an opening part, a combiner capable of closing the opening part, a combiner drive unit including a drive device and a spring, and a projection unit. The combiner, the combiner drive unit and the projection unit are accommodated inside the case main body. The combiner drive unit is integrally provided with a second turnable shaft and a bearing turnably supporting the second turnable shaft is provided in a base part fixed to the case main body so as to be turnable with respect to the base part. A first spring for urging the bearing with respect to the base part in one direction is provided between the base part and the bearing. A second spring for urging the combiner drive unit with respect to the bearing in an opposite direction is provided between the bearing and the combiner drive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CMI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takanori Ohkawa, Osamu Kodaira, Hiroyuki Hatasako, Takafumi Kasuga, Takahisa Ueki
  • Patent number: 9897906
    Abstract: A projection screen includes a plurality of projection plates and at least one fixing component. Each of the projection plates has a projection surface and at least one connection side. Through the connection sides, the projection surfaces of the projection plates lean against each other to be coplanar. The fixing component includes two fixing sections connected with each other, wherein the two connection sides leant against each other are clipped at the two fixing sections, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Kun-Rong Chang, Chung-Lung Yang, Pen-Ning Kuo
  • Patent number: 9860474
    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: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Junghoon Park, Dongwon Choi, Namhun Kim, Sunjung Hwang
  • Patent number: 9817304
    Abstract: There is provided a light source unit comprising a first light source having a solid light emitting device, a second light source having a luminescent material layer which emits light in a wavelength range which is different from light in a wavelength range which is emitted from the first light source by using the light emitted from the first light source as an excitation light source, and an optical device which is disposed between the first light source and the second light source, wherein the optical device has a dichroic layer which transmits a pencil of light emitted by the first light source and reflects a pencil of light emitted by the second light source, and a diffusing layer which diffuses the pencil of light emitted from the first light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Ogino
  • Patent number: 9813607
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, a method and corresponding apparatus and computer program are disclosed for: receiving images from an image sensor of a camera unit (505); monitoring locations of different objects in the received images (510); determining which if any of the different objects is a primary object that is or should be of interest to a user (515); and detecting if any primary object becomes occluded by another one of the different objects and responsively to detection of such occlusion triggering a first action (520).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Ossi Kalevo, Riku Suomela
  • Patent number: 9798223
    Abstract: A projection image display includes: a screen unit that has a screen; a projection unit that projects an image onto the screen from a back surface of the screen; a housing that houses the projection unit; a slide mechanism that supports the screen unit such that the screen unit moves in an anterior-posterior direction; a locking mechanism that restricts a movement of the slide mechanism; and an adjustment mechanism that is capable of adjusting a position of the screen unit with respect to the housing from the outside while the locking mechanism restricts the movement of the slide mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuta Imanishi, Akihiro Kitaguchi
  • Patent number: 9772549
    Abstract: An immersive display system is disclosed that includes screens configured to mitigate reduction in contrast ratio due at least in part to peripheral light incident on the screens. The immersive display system includes at least two screens and at least two projector systems. The screens have a multi-layered structure configured to selectively reflect light in a tailored polarization state. Adjacent screens can be configured to selectively reflect light in orthogonal polarization states. The projector systems can be configured to project video onto their respective screens with light in a suitable polarization state. The screens can be further configured to selectively reflect light within a plurality of tailored spectral bands, the spectral bands being different for respective screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Barco, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Candry, Bart Maximus, Geert Matthys, Claude Tydtgat
  • Patent number: 9741302
    Abstract: In a frame 1, a sum total of luminance of a sub-pixel (SRX) and a sub-pixel (SRx) is caused to correspond to pixel data (DR1) while setting luminance of a sub-pixel (SRX) which is provided in a pixel (PRX) of a picture element (EX) to be higher than luminance of the sub-pixel (SRx) which is close to the sub-pixel (SRX) in the vertical direction in the pixel (PRX), and in a frame 2, a sum total of luminance of the sub-pixel (SRX) and the sub-pixel (SRx) is caused to correspond to pixel data (dR2) while setting luminance of the sub-pixel (SRx) to be higher than luminance of the sub-pixel (SRX).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Makoto Shiomi
  • Patent number: 9730345
    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: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignees: SENSEAGE CO., LTD., SOLUTION EXPERT 33 INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD. TAIWAN BRANCH (B.V.I.), DONGGUAN SOLUTION 33 PLASTIC PRODUCTS CO., LTD., SOLUTION EXPERT 33 INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Da-Chung Wu
  • Patent number: 9661287
    Abstract: A device for projecting images from a video generating device such as a computer, television receiver, or similar device onto a screen or other surface is described in this invention. The device uses a rotating disk containing numerous lenses to direct a light beam from a laser or other light source towards the screen. In one embodiment, a pulsed laser light from red, green, and blue lasers are combined into a single light pulse that is transmitted through the rotating disk that transmit each light pulse to a specific location on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventors: David James Baker, Richard A Baker, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9649545
    Abstract: A golf simulation system includes imaging devices capturing images of a projectile tracking region in front of a display surface from different vantages to detect a launched projectile traveling through the projectile tracking region towards the display surface. A projectile spin sensing unit captures images of a region at least partially overlapping with the projectile tracking region, and each captured image includes a projectile trail representing a travel path of the projectile. A processing stage receives data from the imaging devices and the projectile spin sensing unit and determines the three-dimensional positions, velocity, acceleration and spin of the projectile, and the three-dimensional positions, velocity, acceleration and spin are used by the processing stage to calculate a trajectory of the launched projectile into a presented golf scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: INTERACTIVE SPORTS TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Wayne Dawe, Zuqiang Zhao
  • Patent number: 9646543
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display panel for displaying an image toward a plurality of viewing zones; a light guide plate under the display panel; a lens array disposed along a side of the light guide plate, the lens array including a plurality of lenses; a light source part including a plurality of line light sources each emitting a ray toward the lens array; a position sensing unit for obtaining a position information about the plurality of viewing zones; and a control unit for controlling the display panel, the light source part and the position sensing unit according to the position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hoon Kang, Jung-Eun Son, Joo-Bong Hyun, Jee-Hwan Oh
  • Patent number: 9625948
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a pair of elongated housings. A flexible display may be placed in a first position in which the display is retracted within one of the housings and a second position in which the flexible display is deployed and extends between the housings in a planar shape for viewing by a user. Support structures such as rigid slats that run parallel to the housings and bistable slats that run perpendicular to the rigid slats may be used to support the flexible display. Speakers, microphones, cameras, and other components can be mounted in the housings. The housings may be held together using magnets and may contain electrical components such as integrated circuits, batteries, and other devices. The components may be mounted on printed circuit boards that rotate within a rotating roller around which the display is wrapped when retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Zhen Zhang, Paul S. Drzaic
  • Patent number: 9566508
    Abstract: A disclosed interactive gaming apparatus may include a flexible mat structure. The flexible mat structure may have at least one sensor module placed therein. The gaming apparatus may also include a main body having a computation module with gaming software installed therein. When the human operator motions, the sensor module may detect such motions along with data arising out of contact by the human operator on the flexible mat structure and deliver the same to the computation module. The computation module may compute the detected and enable a projector module to project an output image upon a surface of the flexible mat structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: ZEROPLUS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chiu-Hao Cheng, Chien-Yang Liu, Chih-Wei Pien, Tien-yu Wu
  • Patent number: 9557826
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for flexible tactile computer input. A surface module may define a pressure-sensitive surface, any physical surface, or a virtual surface of a flexible input device, the surface having a default shape, reshaping the surface in response to physical proximity to one or more external objects, including one or more bodily appendages of a user, and restoring the default shape when the surface is not in physical proximity to the objects. A sensing module may sense manipulation of the flexible input device by the bodily appendages in proximity to the surface. An analysis module may interpret the manipulation of the flexible input device as input to a computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Michaela Rose Case, Xin Feng
  • Patent number: 9551875
    Abstract: Provided is a headup display device which is not liable to generate abnormal sound. The headup display device comprises: a liquid crystal display for emitting display light; a concave mirror for reflecting the display light; and a motor device for rotating the concave mirror. The motor device includes: a motor having a motor shaft projecting from a motor body; a worm connected to the motor shaft and having a spiral groove formed on the outer peripheral surface; and a worm wheel provided with teeth engaging with the spiral groove and transmitting a driving force from the motor to the concave mirror. A hole is formed inside the worm extending in the axial direction of the worm from the end face of the worm near the motor body. A compression coil spring is arranged in the hole for biasing the worm in the direction opposite the motor body and biasing the motor shaft toward the motor body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON SEIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yukio Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 9552105
    Abstract: A display device having a multi-touch recognition function includes an integration module having a plurality of cameras integrated at an edge of a display panel; and a processor that detects a touch area using at least first and second images captured by the plurality of cameras, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yeon Shim Shim, Hyung Uk Jang, Sang Hyuck Bae
  • Patent number: 9547179
    Abstract: Shaped glasses have curved surface lenses and spectrally complementary filters disposed on the curved surface lenses configured to compensate for wavelength shifts occurring due to viewing angles and other sources. The spectrally complementary filters include guard bands to prevent crosstalk between spectrally complementary portions of a 3D image viewed through the shaped glasses. In one embodiment, the spectrally complementary filters are disposed on the curved lenses with increasing layer thickness towards edges of the lenses. The projected complementary images may also be pre-shifted to compensate for subsequent wavelength shifts occurring while viewing the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Martin J. Richards, Allen Wilson
  • Patent number: 9523792
    Abstract: A double-sided polarizer includes a polarizing film, a first adhesive layer formed on one surface of the polarizing film, a second adhesive layer formed on the other surface of the polarizing film, a first transparent film formed on the first adhesive layer, and a second transparent film formed on the second adhesive layer, wherein the first adhesive layer and the second adhesive layer are formed of an active energy line-curable adhesive and the first adhesive layer is 0.1 ?m to 3 ?m thick, and there is also provided an optical device including the double-sided polarizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Eun-Mi Seo, Hwa-Sub Shim, Jee-Hyon Min, Nam-Jeong Lee, Kyun-Il Rah, Jun-Wuk Park, Eun Soo Huh, Yi-Rang Lim
  • Patent number: 9503711
    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 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: IMAX Corporation
    Inventors: Steen Svendstorp Iversen, John W. Bowron
  • Patent number: 9466224
    Abstract: An all-in-one symmetrical mobile modular mechanical and electrical lab that may be used to explore, expose, educate and provide basic hands on training in core technical skills. The modular lab is constructed using more than seven different types of materials and a variety of fasteners to enhance the learning experience. The modular lab consists of a middle section and end sections connected by hinges. The modular lab has a design consisting of removable and interchangeable panels. Individual components are interchangeable and may be easily removed, replaced or customized. In one specialized embodiment, the modular lab may be used to simulate the mechanical operation of a typical air conditioning system. The modular lab folds in to ease transporting and is mounted on wheels which makes it easy to move. Never before has a compact mobile lab existed that allows as many as twelve (12) individuals to utilize at any given time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventor: Cheryl Leonard Pleasant
  • Patent number: 9460242
    Abstract: This method simulates a run which is a distance between a landing point and a final arriving point using an initial condition of a hit ball and an actually measured falling condition. Preferably, the initial condition includes initial side spin. Preferably, the falling condition is a falling velocity. Preferably, a calculation formula of the run is a quadratic function having the initial condition and the falling condition as variables. Preferably, when the run is defined as Dr (yard); a target direction component of the falling velocity is defined as Vx (m/s); a vertical direction component of the falling velocity is defined as Vy (m/s); and the initial side spin is defined as S (rpm), the run is calculated according to the following formula: Dr=Ci×Vx2?C2×Vx+C3×Vy2+C4×Vy?Cs×S+C6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: DUNLOP SPORTS CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuya Kamino
  • Patent number: 9395615
    Abstract: A projection screen apparatus is disclosed for displaying an image projected by a projector. The projection screen apparatus includes a frame and a screen. The frame includes a plurality of side frame members and corner frame members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Draper, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth M. Risher
  • Patent number: 9395607
    Abstract: An image projection apparatus includes a light source that emits light; an image generation element to generate an image; an optical radiation system to irradiate the image generation element using the light emitted from the light source; an optical projection system to project the image generated by the image generation element onto a projection face; a color wheel, disposed on a light path of light emitted from the light source, to separate the light while being rotated; a light tunnel to guide light exiting from the color wheel to the optical radiation system; and a shield disposed in a space between the color wheel and the light tunnel in a light radiation direction from which the light from the light source is irradiated. The shield covers at least a part of a side of the light tunnel facing a rotation center of the color wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasunari Mikutsu
  • Patent number: 9389497
    Abstract: An example micro-projection-display device includes: a projection lens, an elastic projection screen, a stretchable projection framework and a sliding block. At least one point of the stretchable projection framework is connected with the elastic projection screen, so that the stretchable projection framework is configured to control the elastic projection screen to stretch or retract. The sliding block is connected with the stretchable projection framework. The sliding block is configured to cause the stretchable projection framework to stretch or retract, so as to cause the elastic projection screen to stretch or retract. The projection lens is configured to project light onto the stretched elastic projection screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventor: Jianbei Yang
  • Patent number: 9381398
    Abstract: A sports simulation system includes a projectile tracker having a display presenting a three-dimensional sports scene. The projectile tracker captures images of a projectile tracking region disposed in front of the display to detect a launched projectile traveling through the tracking region towards the display. A processing stage, in communication with the projectile tracker, is responsive to data received from camera devices to determine three-dimensional positions, velocity, acceleration and spin of a detected projectile traveling through the tracking region, which are used by the processing stage to calculate a trajectory of the launched projectile into the three-dimensional sports scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Interactive Sports Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Todd E. Richardson, Wayne Dawe, Zuqiang Zhao
  • Patent number: 9348463
    Abstract: A detection apparatus includes a multilocation sensor. The apparatus includes a sheet in communication with the sensor, which when a plurality of locations of the sheet are simultaneously activated, the sensor senses these locations, simultaneously with retroreflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: New York University
    Inventor: Kenneth Perlin
  • Patent number: 9336748
    Abstract: The display of a portion of an image in successive rows of display tiles in a tiled display system are delayed, so that the top portion of a first display tile is illuminated immediately after the bottom portion of a second display tile is illuminated, where the second display tile is adjacent to and above the first display tile. This removes the appearance of a broken up image when the image moves across the display tiles in a direction somewhat parallel to the direction of raster scanning. In this way, a raster scanning tiled display system does not produce a stair-step effect even though the top and bottom portion of an image on a tile in the tiled display system is raster-scanned at different times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: PRYSM, Inc.
    Inventors: Dimitrios Katsis, Donald A. Krall
  • Patent number: 9316899
    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: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: RealD Inc.
    Inventors: Harrison Fast, David A. Coleman, Mark DiLullo