Patents Examined by Anne Hines
  • Patent number: 10150417
    Abstract: A mirror reflective element sub-assembly for an exterior rearview mirror assembly of a vehicle includes a mirror reflective element, a heater pad, a mirror back plate, and a blind spot indicator module attached at a rear side of the back plate. The heater pad is adhered at the rear of the reflective element with a light transmitting aperture of the heater pad juxtaposed with a light transmitting aperture of the mirror reflector of the reflective element. The heater pad is adhered at the mirror back plate with its light transmitting aperture juxtaposed with a light transmitting aperture of the mirror back plate. Light emitted by the blind spot indicator module passes through a light-transmitting aperture of the mirror reflector to provide an illuminated icon to a driver of the vehicle when a blind spot detection system of the vehicle detects the presence of another vehicle in an adjacent lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Niall R. Lynam
  • Patent number: 10149366
    Abstract: A display device is provided. The display device includes a light emitting unit disposed on a substrate and electrically connected to a driving circuit. The light emitting unit includes a first electrode electrically connected to a first semiconductor layer, a second semiconductor layer disposed on the first semiconductor layer, a quantum well structure sandwiched between the first semiconductor layer and the second semiconductor layer, and a second electrode electrically connected to the second semiconductor layer. The first electrode has a first surface farthest from the first semiconductor layer. The second electrode has a second surface farthest from the first semiconductor layer. A roughness of the second surface is greater than a roughness of the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsung-Han Tsai, Kuan-Feng Lee, Yu-Hsien Wu, Yuan-Lin Wu
  • Patent number: 10146096
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device comprising a TFT substrate having pixels each including a common electrode formed on an organic passivation film, an interlayer insulating film formed so as to cover the common electrode, a pixel electrode having a slit and formed on the interlayer insulating film, a through-hole formed in the organic passivation film and the interlayer insulating film, and a source electrode electrically conducted to the pixel electrode via the through-hole. A taper angle at a depth of D/2 of the through-hole is equal to or more than 50 degrees. The pixel electrode covers part of a side wall of the through-hole but does not cover the remaining part of the side wall of the through-hole. This configuration facilitates the alignment film material to flow into the through-hole, thereby solving a thickness unevenness of the alignment film in vicinity of the through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Yasushi Tomioka, Toshimasa Ishigaki, Hidehiro Sonoda, Sumito Ueta
  • Patent number: 10139091
    Abstract: A lamp having a front and rear orientation, comprising: (a) a body containing at least one light emitting diode (LED); (b) an electrical connector for operatively providing power to said LED, said electrical connector being rearward of said body and defining a connection plane between said electrical connector and said body, said electrical connector being configured for electrical connection to an electrical interface; and (c) at least one heat sink in thermal communication with at least one of said LED or said driver, said at least one heat sink having a rearward portion extending rearward from said connection plane and enveloping at least a portion of said electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Soraa, Inc.
    Inventors: Willem Smitt, Dave Pearson, Denis Schlegov
  • Patent number: 10143063
    Abstract: The present application discloses an illumination light source including a base substrate; an anode layer on the base substrate; and a field emission illumination module having a carbon nanotubes layer on the base substrate; and a fluorescent powder layer on a side of the carbon nanotubes layer distal to the base substrate. The anode layer is on a side of the fluorescent powder layer distal to the carbon nanotubes layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Defeng Mao
  • Patent number: 10135014
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display device, including a first substrate having flexibility including a pixel region and a frame region around the pixel region, a pixel arranged on a first surface of the first substrate in the pixel region, and a terminal section arranged in the frame region and connected to the pixel, in which the first substrate includes an adjustment region between the pixel and the terminal section, the adjustment region having a different Young's modulus from those of the pixel region and the frame region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Takuma Nishinohara, Yasukazu Kimura
  • Patent number: 10125314
    Abstract: The invention provides a lighting device (1) comprising a plurality of solid state light sources (10) and an elongated ceramic body (100) having a first face (141) and a second face (142) defining a length (L) of the elongated ceramic body (100), the elongated ceramic body (100) comprising one or more radiation input faces (111) and a radiation exit window (112), wherein the second face (142) comprises said radiation exit window (112), 5 wherein the plurality of solid state light sources (10) are configured to provide blue light source light (11) to the one or more radiation input faces (111), wherein the blue light source light (11) has an peak maximum (?ex1), wherein the elongated ceramic body (100) comprises a ceramic material (120) configured to wavelength convert at least part of the blue light source light (11) into converter light (101), wherein the ceramic material (120) comprises an 10 A3B5O12:Ce3+ ceramic material, wherein A comprises yttrium (Y) and gadolinium (Gd), and wherein B comprises aluminum
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Martinus Petrus Joseph Peeters
  • Patent number: 10126611
    Abstract: In a liquid crystal display device, a common electrode is formed on an organic passivation film, an interlayer insulating film is formed on the common electrode, a pixel electrode with a slit is formed on the interlayer insulating film, and a through hole is formed in the organic passivation film and the interlayer insulating film, so that the pixel electrode is connected to a source electrode of a TFT through the through hole. Further, the taper angle around the upper base of the through hole is smaller than the taper angle around the lower base. Thus, the alignment film material can easily flow into the through hole when the diameter of the through hole is reduced to connect the pixel and source electrodes, preventing display defects such as uneven brightness due to the absence of the alignment film or due to the alignment film irregularity around the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Yasushi Tomioka, Yosuke Hyodo, Hidehiro Sonoda, Noboru Kunimatsu
  • Patent number: 10117338
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a light emitting device includes: joining a light transmissive substrate and two or more light emitting elements; separating the light transmissive substrate into a plurality of light transmissive pieces such that one or more of the light emitting elements remains in a state joined to one of the light transmissive pieces; mounting the one or more of the light emitting elements joined to the one of the light transmissive pieces on a mounting unit; removing a portion of the one of the light transmissive pieces such that a top surface of the one of the light transmissive pieces becomes a predetermined shape; and after the removing of the portion of the one of the light transmissive pieces, separating the mounting unit into a plurality of board pieces such that one or more of the light transmissive pieces remain on one of the board pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Dai Wakamatsu
  • Patent number: 10107460
    Abstract: A lighting fixture can be upgraded from utilizing a fluorescent-based light source to utilizing a light source based on light emitting diode (LED) technology. The upgrade can be completed while the fixture is mounted at an installation, or the fixture can be taken down temporarily during the upgrade. One or more fluorescent tubes in the fixture can be removed and replaced with an LED-based light engine. The light engine can include LEDs, an LED driver, and a lightguide, which may be slab-shaped. The LEDs can couple light into the lightguide, and the lightguide can distribute the coupled light. A bracket system can mount the new light engine to a frame of the lighting fixture. If the lighting fixture has a ballast, the ballast can remain attached to the fixture frame during and after the upgrade or be removed, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: James Harvey Blessitt
  • Patent number: 10095073
    Abstract: A display device includes: a pixel electrode formed on an insulating surface; a bank that covers an edge of the pixel electrode and at the same time has an opening in which an upper surface of the pixel electrode is not covered by the bank; an organic layer that covers the opening and includes a light emitting layer; an opposing electrode that is formed on the organic layer and the bank; a cap layer that is formed on the opposing electrode; and a hygroscopic layer that contains a hygroscopic agent and that is formed on the opposing electrode in a region that overlaps with the bank but does not overlap with the opening in a planar view from a display surface side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Hironori Toyoda
  • Patent number: 10096797
    Abstract: Provided are an encapsulation film, an organic electronic device comprising the same, and a method of manufacturing the organic electronic device. When the organic electronic device is encapsulated using the encapsulation film, an excellent moisture barrier property may be realized, and as reflection or scattering of light is prevented by absorbing and blocking internal or external light, external defects of the organic electronic device may be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ban Seok Choi, Hyun Jee Yoo, Hyun Suk Kim, Seung Min Lee, Jung Ok Moon, Se Woo Yang
  • Patent number: 10094519
    Abstract: A visible LED retrofit kit includes a chassis for an LED assembly and an elongated bracket including a first end portion and a bifurcated second end portion. The first end portion of the bracket is configured to be bent for attachment thereof to a first longitudinal side of a light fixture housing. The second end portion of the bracket includes a first tab and a second tab. The first tab is configured to be bent for attachment of the second end portion to a second longitudinal side of the light fixture housing. The second tab is configured to movably couple the chassis to the second longitudinal side of the light fixture housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: FLEX LTD.
    Inventors: Mark Stranczek, Jordon Musser, Kevin Emr
  • Patent number: 10090484
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an organic light-emitting display apparatus includes the step of forming a first pixel electrode and a second pixel electrode on a substrate, forming a pixel-defining film on the first pixel electrode and the second pixel electrode, the pixel-defining film having an opening through which each of the first pixel electrode and the second pixel electrode is exposed, forming a first masking pattern on the pixel-defining film having a first opening portion through which the first pixel electrode is exposed, sequentially forming a first intermediate layer including a first emission layer, a first counter electrode, a first protective layer, and a first anti-decapping layer on the first pixel electrode and the first masking pattern, and removing the first masking pattern along with the first intermediate layer, the first counter electrode, the first protective layer, and the first anti-decapping layer disposed on the first masking pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Younggil Kwon, Jiyoung Choung, Seul Lee, Jinbaek Choi
  • Patent number: 10085311
    Abstract: In one aspect, a flexible organic light-emitting display apparatus including a substrate; a display device formed on a first surface of the substrate; a thin film encapsulation layer covering the display device; and a protection film generally surrounding the substrate, the display device, and the thin film encapsulation layer, and a method of manufacturing the flexible organic light-emitting display apparatus is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woo-Suk Jung, Soon-Ryong Park, Hye-Jung Park, Seok-Gi Baek, Tae-Eun Kim
  • Patent number: 10082268
    Abstract: A visually observable display comprising a circuit board including at least one illuminator emitting light outwardly from a surface of the board, a light transmissive display window pane operable to receive light at an inner surface and transmit the light through an outer surface, and an insert disposed between the illuminator and the display window pane. The insert comprises an elongated light distributing conduit receiving light from the at least one illuminator at a first location in a direction substantially perpendicular to the display window pane, distributing the light transversely through the light conduit along the inner surface of the display window pane, and redirecting the distributed light outwardly along an outer wall of the conduit and outwardly through the window pane. The display may include multiple light illuminators emitting light outwardly from the board surface and into the light distributing conduit at discrete locations along the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Liberty Pumps, Inc.
    Inventors: Caleb Peterson, Randall Waldron, Timothy D. McCrossen, Timothy Haats, David M. Williams
  • Patent number: 10082274
    Abstract: An illumination device (e.g., an electric candle, etc.) generally includes a housing, a light source, and color element. The color element is positioned over at least part of the light source for creating a color effect in the electric candle when the light source transmits light through the color element. The illumination device may also include a pendulum supporting the light source, and a support member configured to support pivotal movement of the pendulum and light source relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Haisong Dong
  • Patent number: 10082260
    Abstract: The disclosure described herein is directed to an in-grade lighting fixture with improved heat dissipation that provides greater flexibility in servicing, replacing, or installing internal components within the fixture. The in-grade lighting fixture comprises features to assist in dissipating heat generated by light sources, such as LEDs, and/or other electronic components to optimize performance and allow for increased output power for the light sources. The disclosure uses a heat sink assembly that is in thermal communication with the in-grade lighting fixture in order to dissipate heat within the lighting fixture out to the ambient, which optimizes performance and allows for increased output power for the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: B-K LIGHTING, INC.
    Inventor: Nathan Sloan
  • Patent number: 10082285
    Abstract: An exterior aircraft light unit comprises a housing defining an interior space for accommodating at least one light source; and a hygroscopic material, which is arranged inside the interior space for absorbing water and/or moisture from inside the interior space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Andre Hessling-Von Heimendahl, Andreas Gausepohl
  • Patent number: 10078158
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a display panel with integrated micro lens array. The display panel typically includes an array of pixel light sources (e.g., LEDs) electrically coupled to corresponding pixel driver circuits (e.g., FETs). The array of micro lenses are aligned to the pixel light sources and positioned to reduce the divergence of light produced by the pixel light sources. The display panel may also include an integrated optical spacer to maintain the positioning between the micro lenses and pixel driver circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Hong Kong Beida Jade Bird Display Limited
    Inventors: Lei Zhang, Fang Ou, Qiming Li