Gentex‘s patented dual-function imaging system for vehicles includes a freeform optic lens with varying magnification levels in different regions. The system processes image data to display different portions at different frame rates on separate video display elements, providing enhanced visual information for drivers. GlobalData’s report on Gentex gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Gentex, FoV enhancement sensors was a key innovation area identified from patents. Gentex's grant share as of February 2024 was 86%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Dual-function imaging system for vehicle with freeform optic lens

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Gentex Corporation

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11912202B2) discloses a dual-function imaging system designed for vehicles. The system includes an imager with a freeform optic lens that captures image data, an image processor that processes the data to form two image portions displayed on separate video elements at different frame rates. The freeform optic lens has an inner region with a higher magnification level than the outer region, with the image processor correcting the transition between the two magnification levels. The system aims to provide a comprehensive view for drivers by utilizing both regions of the lens effectively.

Furthermore, the patent details a method for displaying images in the dual-function imaging system, emphasizing the correction of image data in transitional areas between different magnification levels. The system is optimized for use in vehicles, with the inner region of the lens specifically tailored for full-display rearview assembly. The method outlines the angular resolution and field of view for both the inner and outer regions of the freeform optic lens, ensuring a clear and detailed display of images captured by the imager. By combining images from different scenes and displaying them at varying frame rates, the system enhances the overall visual information available to the driver, contributing to improved safety and situational awareness while driving.

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