|| List of recent Projector-related patents
| Unauthorized use preventing system of projection-type projector|
An unauthorized use preventing device includes: a first measuring unit that measures a global position thereof and outputs the global position as first position information; and a first transmission unit that wirelessly transmits the first position information to an outside. The security section includes: a second measuring unit that measures a global position thereof and outputs the global position as second position information; a first receiving unit that receives the first position information; a position comparison unit that determines whether an inter-instrument distance calculated based on the first and second position information is less than a threshold distance or equal to or more than the threshold distance, and outputs a result of the determination as a position comparison result signal; and a logical product calculation unit that calculates and outputs a logical product of the position comparison result signal and a power supply turning-on signal..
| Autocapture for intra-oral imaging using inertial sensing|
An intra-oral camera has a projector that is energizable to emit patterned illumination and an imaging sensor that is energizable to obtain image content. An inertial motion sensing element provides signals indicative of acceleration of the intra-oral imaging apparatus along at least one axis.
| Projector light bulb|
A display system that includes a projector light bulb. The system includes a light fixture with a conventional light bulb socket.
| Light projector and sensor|
A light projector has a light emitting device having a light emitting surface, an optical fiber having an incident end-face to which light emitted from the light emitting surface enters, and a lens arranged between the light emitting surface of the light emitting device and the incident end-face of the optical fiber. The light emitting device, the optical fiber and the lens are arranged on one optical axis.
| High gain display screen with rotated microlens array|
A transparent screen includes a microlens array. The microlens array includes microlenses that are individually rotated to reflect a projected image to a common eyebox.
| Projection system|
A projection system includes at least one projector and a holographic projection film. The projector projects a first image to a projection surface.
| Apparatus for projection and methods for using the same|
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.
| Projector with fan and heat sinks|
A projector includes a case, an optical engine, a heat sink, a circuit board, and a fan. The case includes two sidewalls, and each sidewall defines an air hole.
| Optical system|
An optical system for a projector is provided, which includes a solid-state light source module, an optical module, a phosphor element and a light relay module which are disposed sequentially. The light source module can generate a first beam, while the optical module can relay and uniformize the first beam so that the first beam is uniformly incident on the phosphor element.
| Light source apparatus and projector|
A light source apparatus according to the present invention includes a phosphor wheel having a phosphor disposed in an annular shape on a disk-shaped base material, the phosphor serving to emit fluorescent light from excitation light, thereby forming an excitation light source having a predetermined color, and the phosphor having a discontinuous portion in a part of the annular shape, an excitation light source for emitting the excitation light with which a passage position of the circular phosphor is irradiated with respect to the phosphor wheel to be rotatively driven by the wheel motor, and a controller that controls light emission of the light source and the excitation light source synchronously with a position of the discontinuous portion with respect to an irradiation position of the excitation light.. .
| Double-lens double-groove assembly|
A double-lens double-groove assembly including a frame and at least two adjacent grooves in or on the frame spaced to hold at least two lenses and at least a material between the lenses. The frame can be an eyeglass frame, a camera lens frame, a projector lens frame, or some other type of lens frame.
| Electronic device having a projector function and a vibrating mirror element|
A vibrating mirror element includes a mirror part that reflects light and is tiltable around a rotation axis, a first deformable coupling beam and a second deformable coupling beam connected respectively to a first mirror end portion and a second mirror end portion of the mirror part positioned on an intersection line that intersects the rotation axis, and a first drive part and a second drive part that each include a piezoelectric element that deforms by voltage application, the first drive part and a second drive part connected respectively to the first deformable coupling beam and the second deformable coupling beam.. .
| Electronic device having a projector function and a vibrating mirror element|
A vibrating mirror device includes a mirror portion, a driving portion including a detecting electrode that detects an amount of deformation of a piezoelectric element when driving the mirror portion by applying a voltage to cause the piezoelectric element to deform, an insulating layer formed on a top face of the piezoelectric element, and a first lead interconnection that is formed on the top face of the insulating layer, that contacts the detecting electrode, and that extends to a region outside of the driving portion.. .
| Electronic device having a projector function and a vibrating mirror element|
A vibrating mirror element includes a mirror portion that reflects light and is tiltable around a rotational axis, a tiltable frame portion connected to a mirror end portion of the mirror portion at a position on an intersecting line that intersects with the rotational axis, a driving portion that includes a piezoelectric element that deforms through application of a voltage, and a connecting portion that connects the frame portion and the driving portion and is tiltable through deformation of the piezoelectric element of the driving portion. The frame portion can be tilted by tilting the connecting portion, and the mirror portion can be tilted by tilting the frame portion..
| Interactive projector system and method|
An interactive image projecting device that projects an image onto a display surface and controls the projected image based upon movement of the image projecting device or the detection of another image. The image projecting device includes a projector that generates an image from a control unit.
|Infrared scanner and projector to indicate cancerous cells|
Provided herein are methods and devices for detecting and/or indicating cancerous cells. In some embodiments, infrared light can be used to induce an infrared signature of one or more cells and visible light can be used to indicate the one or more cells having the infrared signature..
|Vehicle headlight assembly|
A reflector configured to receive and reflect illumination from an illumination device across a projector lens of a vehicle headlight assembly. The reflector includes a reflection surface, a curved edge adjacent to the reflection surface and defining a lower illumination aperture, and a wall member extending across the lower illumination aperture to define a gap portion between the wall member and the curved edge.
|Projector and image display apparatus|
A projector (1) which projects a guide image (pg). A first region above the center of the guide image (pg) shows a perspective view (d) representing the projector (1) and a supporting device (2) supporting the projector (1).
|Projector and method for controlling the same|
A projector includes a light detector that detects light brightness information on the brightness of light emitted from a light source and an adjuster that corrects the light brightness information detected with the light detector and adjusts the output from the light source based on the corrected light brightness information.. .
|Illumination device and projector|
An illumination device includes: a light emitting element that includes an active layer, a first clad layer and a second clad layer with the active layer interposed therebetween, and a first gain region and a second gain region generating light when a current flows through the active layer; a control unit that operates the light emitting element so that light is alternately generated in the first gain region and the second gain region; and a first lens to which light emitted from a first light emitting portion of the first gain region and light emitted from a second light emitting portion of the second gain region are incident, wherein the light emitted from the first light emitting portion and the light emitted from the second light emitting portion are emitted in the same direction and are incident to the first lens.. .
|Personal interactive overhead projection inflight entertainment system|
In a personal interactive overhead projection ife system, an overhead projector associated with a passenger's seat projects video onto a passive substrate attached to the seat. The passive substrate may be a tray table or a dedicated video projection screen.
|Non-contact measurement device|
A portable coordinate measuring machine for measuring the coordinates of an object in space is provided including a manually positionable articulated arm portion having a plurality of connected arm segments that include position transducers that provide position signals. A probe assembly connected to an arm segment includes a non-contact measurement device having a projector and a camera separated by a baseline distance.
|Projector system and control method thereof|
A projector system includes: a position detecting unit that detects a pointed position of a pointer on a projection surface; a drawing unit that performs drawing on the projection surface according to the pointed position detected by the position detecting unit; a height detecting unit that detects a height of a user of a projector; and a display changing unit that changes, according to the user's height detected by the height detecting unit, at least one of a shape of the image projected onto the projection surface and a display position of the image on the projection surface.. .
|Hybrid image decomposition and protection|
Hybrid image projection systems and methods can superimpose image components of an input image. An input image can be divided into smaller regions and at least one parameter of each region can be determined.
|Discharge lamp lighting device, discharge lamp lighting method, and projector|
A discharge lamp lighting method for controlling lighting of a discharge lamp includes varying an amount of generation (current value) of overshoot and undershoot generated in a waveform of a drive current that is applied when driving the discharge lamp, according to a magnitude of drive power supplied to the discharge lamp and a drive mode.. .
|Meter with projector for vehicle|
A meter device for a vehicle has a meter module protruded on a dashboard. A chassis module installed in the dashboard is extending on a front side of the meter module.
|Spectral imaging with a color wheel|
A spectral imaging apparatus includes an image sensor positioned to capture images of a target, a rotating color wheel aligned with the image sensor, and a projector positioned to project overlay images onto the target. The color wheel can include one or more filter segments, each allowing light of a different range of wavelengths to pass.
|Optical connector having high coupling precision|
An optical connector includes a jumper, optical fibers and an optical-electric coupling element. The jumper includes a lower surface and an upper surface.
|Wrinkle detection device and wrinkle detection method|
A wrinkle detection device (100) includes: a light projector (110) which, while moving relative to a layered body (40) formed by stacking electrodes (50) and separators (60), projects slit light onto an outermost one of the separators (60); a camera (120) which shoots a shape of the slit light on the separator (60); and a control unit (130) which calculates a gradient of the separator (60) on the basis of the shot shape of the slit light, and determines the existence of a wrinkle on the basis of the calculated gradient.. .
A projector includes an area light source, a spatial light modulator, an illumination system that receives light from the area light source and illuminates the spatial light modulator, and a projection lens that forms an image by the light from the spatial light modulator. The illumination system includes an optical member having a cuboid shape and including an entrance plane and an exit plane, the optical member being arranged so that the entrance plane faces the area light source, and the optical member forming, on the exit plane, an illuminance distribution having a higher illuminance at a peripheral portion than at a central portion.
A projector includes an area light source, a spatial light modulator, an illumination system that receives light from the area light source and illuminates the spatial light modulator, and a projection lens that forms an image by the light from the spatial light modulator. The area light source includes one of a light emitting region of a light emitting device and an image of the light emitting region, and the illumination system includes a rod integrator, the rod integrator is arranged so that an entrance plane of the rod integrator faces the area light source, and a size of the entrance plane of the rod integrator is smaller than a size of the area light source..
|Virtual image displaying system|
A virtual image displaying system is disclosed and includes: a projector, an optical relaying device, a reflective mirror and a slit array. The projector has a main body and a projection lens connecting to the main body.
|Integrated projector system|
A projector includes a first serial advanced technology attachment connector, a latch, a switch, and a communication module. The first serial advanced technology attachment connector is configured to connect with a second serial advanced technology attachment connector located within a computer.
|Systems and methods for optically projecting three-dimensional text, images and/or symbols onto three-dimensional objects|
The present invention provides a method whereby the spatial relationship and orientations of one or more three-dimensional objects being illuminated by an optical projector, and the optical projector itself, can be very accurately defined both quickly and easily. The present invention also provides a novel computerized optical projection system whereby three-dimensional data when viewed by the human eye projected onto three-dimensional objects is not deformed as a result of the non-planar projection surface.
|Electro-optical pointing device|
This utility model relates to systems for interfacing with a computer via control of an image created on a projector screen and can be used for the interaction of a user with the computer during presentations, training sessions or educational events. The electro-optical pointing device comprises a source of radiation in the form of a light wand and a video camera.
|Sewing machine and non-transitory computer-readable medium|
The sewing machine includes a needle bar, a needle bar mechanism, a moving mechanism, a projector, a processor, and a memory. The memory is configured to store computer-readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, instruct the processor to perform processes comprising specifying, a plurality of times, a position of an ultrasonic wave transmission source on a workpiece based on ultrasonic waves, setting a first stitch pattern and a sewing position of the first stitch pattern, based on a plurality of specified positions, causing the projector to project an image that shows the first stitch pattern onto the workpiece in the sewing position, creating first stitch pattern data for sewing the first stitch pattern in the sewing position, and causing, based on the first stitch pattern data, the moving mechanism to move the workpiece and the needle bar mechanism to move the needle up and down..
|Optical scanning device, and endoscope, microscope, and projector each provided with the same|
An optical scanning device includes an optical fiber, a holding member cantilevering the optical fiber, a first driving device placed on the distal end of the optical fiber and making the optical fiber vibrate in a first direction, and a second driving device placed between the holding member for the optical fiber and the first driving device and making the optical fiber vibrate in a second direction which crosses the first direction.. .
|Laser beam pattern projector|
Methods and systems consistent with some embodiments presented provide methods for denying visual access to a first area from a target area. In some embodiments, methods for denying visual access from a target area may include generating a structured light pattern and projecting the structured light pattern from onto the target area.
|Projection system and projector|
A projection system includes: a relay system that focuses light having exited through a first image plane on a second image plane; and an enlarging system that enlarges and projects an image focused on the second image plane on a third image plane, wherein the relay system includes a first lens element on which the light having exited through the first image plane is incident, the first lens element having positive refracting power, a reflective member that reflects a light having passed through the first lens element, the reflective member having positive refracting power, and a second lens element on which a light reflected off the reflective member is incident and which focuses the light reflected off the reflective member on the second image plane, the second lens element having positive refracting power.. .
|Projector and method for controlling projector|
A projector including a discharge tube as a light source includes a light source driver that supplies the discharge tube with electric power and an electric power control portion that controls the level of the electric power with which the light source driver supplies the discharge tube to perform a normal mode in which the light source driver supplies electric power of a predetermined electric power level and a power saving mode in which the light source driver supplies electric power of a power saving level lower than the predetermined electric power level. The power saving mode is a mode in which light emission from the discharge tube can be maintained..
|Projector, image projecting system, and image projecting method|
A projector system may include a camera, a controller unit and a projecting unit. The camera may pick up a first image of a projection surface by visible light and a second image of the projection surface by a decreased visible light.
|Light source unit able to diffuse laser beam sufficiently, projector, and image projection method|
There is provided a light source unit having a light source which emits a laser beam, a plurality of diffusing plates on which the laser beam is incident and which emit the laser beam incident thereon as diffuse light, and a driving mechanism which moves the plurality of diffusing plates, wherein the laser beam from the light source is incident on one diffusing plate of the plurality of diffusing plates, and diffuse light emitted from the one diffusing plate is incident on the other diffusing plate of the plurality of diffusing plates.. .
|Light source unit and projector|
A light source unit having a luminescent material plate tight sealing construction with a dust-proof measure where a luminescent material plate is sealed tight from a circumference thereof by attaching tightly a luminescent material plate holding metallic plate to a collective lens and a projector having the light source unit are provided. The light source unit has an excitation light source device emitting excitation light and a luminous light emitting device, and the luminous light emitting device includes a luminescent material plate on to which excitation light from the excitation light source device is shone to emit luminous light of a different wavelength from the excitation light, a substrate on which the luminescent material plate is rested, a collective lens covering the luminescent material plate, and a lens holder holding the collective lens, whereby the luminescent material plate is sealed tight by at least the substrate and the collective lens..
|Polarized stereoscopic projection system and method|
A stereoscopic display system and method of stereoscopic projection that include a polarization-switching light source and a polarization-preserving projector. The polarization state of the polarization-switching light source is synchronized with alternate projection of left-eye images and right-eye images.
|Three dimensional image projector|
A method is provided for projecting a three-dimensional image. The method includes providing a first light source that emits first eye images and a second light source that emits second eye images.
|Portable projection capture device|
In one example, a portable projection capture device includes a digital camera and a projector mounted below the camera. The camera defines a capture area on a work surface within which the camera is configured to capture still and video images.
|Image-processing system, image-processing method and program|
An image-processing system includes a receiver which receives an input value defining an output range, a generator which generates a three-dimensional model having a target image attached to a three-dimensional conformation, a decision part which decides a position of a viewing point and a viewing angle in accordance with the input value, and a projector which projects the three-dimensional model from the viewing point, wherein the decision part changes a range of a target image inside a viewing field by changing the viewing angle preferentially when the input value is in a first range, and changes the range of the target image inside the viewing field by changing the viewing point preferentially when the input value is in a second range which is a wider-angle side than that of the first range.. .
|Interactive projector device|
An interactive device includes a first sensor, a first button, an accelerometer, a processor, and a transmitter. The first sensor is configured to receive coordinate information from a coordinate projection of a projector.
|Interactive projection system, projector thereof, and control method thereof|
The present invention discloses an interactive projection system including a pointing device and a projector. The pointing device is used to generate a light spot.
|Wearable projector for portable display|
Described herein are technologies related to a wearable projector to project images, information, multimedia, etc. In a portable display.
|Lock system and method for opening|
A lock system includes a lock, a key and a cover. The lock has a key hole defined therein.
|Three-dimensional measuring apparatus and control method therefor|
According to the invention, reliability is calculated in consideration of an uncertain error due to noise in three-dimensional measurement, thereby obtaining correct reliability as compared with a conventional technique. To achieve this, a three-dimensional measuring apparatus includes a projector which projects a striped light pattern onto an object, a camera which captures a reflected light pattern from the object onto which the striped light pattern is projected, and a calculation processing unit which executes various arithmetic operations.
|Laser projector and method of detecting scanning angle range of laser beam thereof|
A method of detecting a scanning angle range of a laser beam of a laser projector is provided. First, a photo sensor is disposed between first and second positions on a projection mirror.
|Projector and method for controlling the same|
A projector includes a light source, a light modulator having an image formation area to form an image, a projection system that projects the image on a display surface, an enclosure that holds at least the light modulator and the projection system, an inclination detection section that detects the inclination of the enclosure with respect to an axis along the optical axis of the projection system, and an image display control section that forms a reference line on the image formation area, the reference line having a predetermined angle with respect to a horizontal line irrespective of the inclination of the enclosure, and the image display control section changes the inclination of the reference line with respect to the image formation area in accordance with the inclination of the enclosure in such a way that the reference line has the predetermined angle with respect to the horizontal line.. .
|Light source device and projector|
A light source device includes a wavelength conversion element adapted to emit a second light in a first wavelength range due to irradiation of a first light, and a wavelength separation element to which the second light is input, and the wavelength separation element generates a third light reduced in light intensity of a component in a second wavelength range among a component in the first wavelength range compared to the second light.. .
|Optical excitation device, light source module, and projector using the same|
An optical excitation device for exciting a laser light source includes a wavelength converter and a moving element. The laser light source emits a first light beam.
|Projector and control method thereof|
A projector includes an image taking part that takes an image of an area that includes a target onto which an image is projected; a distance measuring part that calculates, from taken image data obtained by the image taking part, distance data concerning a distance between the target and the image taking part; a plane estimation part that estimates, from the distance data, a plane corresponding to the target; and a focusing adjustment part that adjusts focusing of the image to be projected, based on information concerning the plane.. .
|Camera device and projector device having protective lens|
A camera device includes a lens module and a birefringent sapphire lens. The sapphire lens is coupled to the lens module as a light window to protect the lens module.
|System and method for remote measurement of optical focus|
A system and method that measures an optical focus of a distant optical imaging system (eye), in particular the ocular accommodation of a distant human subject. A luminous pattern of light (p1, a1) is projected by a projector (p) in focus (a2) at a known focal plane (fpl1) in front of the distant optical imaging system (eye), and an image of the reflection of the pattern (a3) on a sensor surface of the distant optical imaging system (eye), for instance the retina of an eye, is recorded by a camera (cam) having an optical axis (axcam) coinciding at least partly with or situated close to the optical axis (axp) of the projection device (p).
|Projector and projection system|
A projector includes a discharge lamp, a discharge-lamp driving unit, a control unit, a light modulating element, and a projection optical system. The control unit alternately repeats a high luminance period in which a driving current having a relatively large absolute value is supplied to the discharge lamp and a low luminance period in which the driving current having a relatively small absolute value is supplied to the discharge lamp.
|Device for optically scanning and measuring an environment|
A device for optically scanning and measuring an environment is provided. The device includes a movable scanner having at least one first projector for producing at least one uncoded first pattern on an object in the environment.
|Device for optically scanning and measuring an environment|
A device for optically scanning and measuring an environment is provided. The device includes at least one projector for producing at least one uncoded pattern on an object in the environment.
|Image processing apparatus, projector and image processing method|
An image processing apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to image a region including a target on which an image is projected to acquire imaged data, a distance measuring unit configured to compute distance data associated with a distance between the target and the imaging unit based on the imaged data acquired from the imaging unit, a plane estimating unit configured to estimate a plane corresponding to the target based on the distance data, and a range specifying unit configured to generate image data associated with the region based on the imaged data and specify a projectable range to the target based on the image data and in formation associated with the plane.. .
|Device for optically scanning and measuring an environment|
A method for optically scanning and measuring an environment by means of a hand-held scanner for producing 3d-scans is provided. The method including providing a hand-held scanner having at least one projector and at least one camera.
|Projector with main image module and secondary image module|
A projector includes a main image module and a secondary module. The main image module includes a main projecting unit and a main control unit outputting a main image signal to the main projecting unit.
A kinematic system is described. The kinematic system includes a kinematic device to train a subject to move in an optimal form during functional activities.
|Multidimensional rotary motion apparatus moving a reflective surface and method of operating same|
A rotary motion controller controlling the motion of a mirror in a projection system is described having a mounting element coupled to a support member. A two-axis coupling is provided with at least two input shafts coupled to two drive mechanisms.
|Projector and projector controlling method|
A projector includes a measurement unit having a function of measuring at least two of a period during which the projector remains powered on, a period of an in-use state in which a user is using the projector, and a period of a non-use state in which the user is not using the projector; and a control unit having a function, of determining an in-use state ratio or a non-use state ratio associated with the projector based on the periods measured by the measurement unit and a function of executing an energy saving setting based on the in-use state ratio or the non-use state ratio.. .
|Projector and display control method for projector|
A projector, that projects an image, includes a light source, a liquid crystal panel that modulates light output from the light source and forms an image in response to input image data, a projection optical device that projects the image formed by the liquid crystal panel, a control device that controls the liquid crystal panel, and an acceleration sensor that detects a position of the projector. The control device includes a determination unit that determines whether or not the position detected by the acceleration sensor is a predetermined position, and a correction unit that corrects an orientation of the image data so that a longer side of the image data may coincide with a longer side of an image formation area of the liquid crystal panel if the determination unit determines that the detected position is the predetermined position..
|Illumination optical system for beam projector|
An illumination optical system for a beam projector includes: a light source; a color conversion unit having at least one fluorescent substance layer that reflects a light from the light source or converts the light emitted from the light source to a wavelength-converted light; and a dichroic mirror that causes the light emitted from the light source to be incident on the color conversion unit. Lights reflected or emitted by the conversion unit and having different wavelengths are incident on a display panel through the same path.
A liquid-crystal projector includes: liquid-crystal panel sections a first illumination section including a red light source, red light emitted from the red light source being applied to a liquid-crystal panel section; a second illumination section including a green light source, a blue light source and a polarizing beam splitter that splits green light emitted from the green light source into p-polarized light and s-polarized light, the green s-polarized light being applied to a liquid-crystal panel section, the green p-polarized light and blue light being applied to a liquid-crystal panel section on the same optical path; a cross dichroic minor that combines images displayed on liquid-crystal panel sections; a projection lens that projects the combined image; and a control unit that controls on/off states of the red light source, the green light source and the blue light source based on an input video signal to display respective images on the liquid-crystal panel sections.. .
|Maintaining distortion-free projection from a mobile device|
A mobile device, such as a smart phone, is provided with a camera and a projector. A user may select a still image or a video sequence and project it onto a viewing surface using the mobile device.
|Camera viewfinder comprising a projector|
A viewfinder is described that is constructed using a projection system contained within the viewfinder housing. The projection system enables the viewfinder to offer a selectable display resolution and configurable aspect ratio.
|Aircraft fuselage including a window equipped with a system for displaying images of the outside environment|
An aircraft fuselage comprising at least one window equipped with a system for displaying images of the outside environment for a passenger. The display system comprises a camera for filming the environment outside the aircraft; a display surface; a display projector suitable for displaying an image of the outside environment on the display surface; and a first image processor suitable for receiving the images of the outside environment.
|Three-dimensional shape measuring apparatus and control method thereof|
An exposure amount of at least one or more first patterns used to determine positions at the time of triangulation is set to be larger than that of other patterns, so as to reduce the influence of shot noise in the first patterns, to improve precision, and to reduce power consumption as a whole. To this end, a three-dimensional shape measuring apparatus, which measures a three-dimensional shape of an object to be measured by projecting pattern light of a plurality of types of patterns onto the object to be measured, and capturing images of the object to be measured, controls a projector unit and image capture unit to set an exposure amount of the first patterns to be larger than that of patterns other than the first patterns..
|Display device, and method of controlling display device|
A projector includes a projection unit adapted to display an image based on image data supplied from a pc or an image processing unit as an image supply section, a position detection unit adapted to detect an operation by a pointing body, a coordinate conversion section or an output section adapted to output the pointed position to the image supply section in the case in which the operation is detected by the position detection unit, and an operation determination section adapted to restrict the output of the pointed position in the case in which the operation detected by the position detection unit is an operation satisfying a condition set in advance.. .
An image projection system includes a projector connected to a host computer to display images on a projection screen, an image capture device, and an operation pen. The operation pen emits a laser beam and has buttons.