Patents Examined by Ashok Patel
  • Patent number: 10937643
    Abstract: The invention relates to an infrared device comprising a resistive element suspended in a cavity formed in a main element, and capable of transmitting infrared radiation when it is fed with an electric current. In particular, the main element is at least partly covered on the outer surface thereof and/or the inner surface thereof with a reflective coating. The use of the reflective coating makes it possible to at least partly contain infrared radiation transmitted by the resistive element in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Salim Boutami, Emerick Lorent
  • Patent number: 10935190
    Abstract: A method of lamp assembly that etching a glass tube body to increase a texture of the surface of the sidewall of the glass tube body, the sidewall of the glass tube body enclosing a hollow interior; and positioning a circuit board including a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) within the hollow interior of the glass tube, wherein the increase in the texture of the surface increases the light diffusivity of the glass tube body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: LEDVANCE LLC
    Inventors: Philip Rioux, Shiyong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10935829
    Abstract: The present invention is for a backplane substrate including an in-cell type touch panel advantageous to reducing the number of masks and the number of processes, a liquid crystal display device including the same, and a method of manufacturing the same, includes a plurality of interlayer dielectric layers disposed above a drain electrode of a thin film transistor are simultaneously patterned after forming a sensing line and a common electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong-Pil Cho, Seon-Yeong Kim
  • Patent number: 10935202
    Abstract: The invention describes a LED lighting unit comprising a heatsink; an LED module mounted onto the heatsink, which LED module comprises a carrier, a number of LED dies mounted on the carrier, and LED electrode contacts formed on the carrier; an overmould formed to encase the heatsink and to expose the mounting surface region of the heatsink upon which the LED module is mounted; and an electrical interface also encased in the overmould and arranged to electrically connect the LED module to a power supply. The invention further describes a method of manufacturing such an LED lighting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: LUMILEDS LLC
    Inventors: Jürgen Mertens, Astrid Marchewka
  • Patent number: 10928055
    Abstract: A heat sink assembly for a light fixture can include at least one heat sink fin disposed in thermal communication with at least one heat-generating component of the light fixture, where the at least one heat sink fin includes a thermoplastic material. The at least one heat sink fin can absorb and dissipate sufficient heat to comply with applicable industry standards for the light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Alok Das, Anzar Pandurang Rade, Omkar Bharat Jadhav, Siddhartha Satya Saladi, Matthew Allan Canales, Sanjeev Bhimasenrao Kulkarni, Christopher Lee Bohler, Arnab Guha
  • Patent number: 10928013
    Abstract: A lighting element (310) for a vehicle includes a circuit board (327) including at least one illuminator (326) thereon, a housing (311) having an optical element (312) with opposing axial ends (313) and in register with the at least one illuminator (326) on the circuit board (327), and a heat sink (322) positioned between the circuit board (327) and the heat sink (322).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Emergency Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas V. Baker, George Hulse, Weston Harness, Brandon Jacobsen, Kyle Israels
  • Patent number: 10920974
    Abstract: Provided is an intelligently-connected vehicle LED headlight using graphene, which comprises an imaging lens assembly (9, 5, 6, 7), an LED light source (1), and a heat dissipation assembly (2, 3, 4), wherein the imaging lens assembly (9, 5, 6, 7) is connected to the LED light source (1), and the LED source (1) is connected to the heat dissipation assembly (2, 3, 4). The light distribution manner of the light source of the vehicle headlight is changed from emitting light by a reflector to emitting light by imaging, so that the light emission efficiency is improved by more than 30%. Further, a graphene heat dissipation material is used in the vehicle headlight to dissipate heat, and accordingly the heat dissipation capability of the lamp can be better improved, thereby prolonging the service life of the vehicle headlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Wei Chen, Wei Jiang, LiBin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10914974
    Abstract: A display device is provided. The display device includes a display panel, a backlight module, and a cover plate. The backlight module includes a supporting frame, and the supporting frame includes a first base plate and a first side plate connected to the first base plate. A bonding layer is provided between the first side plate and the cover plate to attach the first side plate to the cover plate. A limiting portion is provided on the first side plate and/or the cover plate close to the bonding layer to block the bonding layer from flowing into an inside of the display device, thereby improving the user experiences, and increasing the product market competitiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Shiyuan Xiao
  • Patent number: 10913257
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to components prepared by additive manufacturing (AM) methods, along with methods of preparing such components by AM. More especially, there is provided a process for the production of a component of an ignition device using an AM method by forming a layer of metal or alloy on a surface of a metal or alloy substrate; fusing the layer to the substrate; and repeating the addition of such layers upon one another to form a deposited metal or alloy attachment on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Duncan Roy Coupland, Jonathan Edgar, Nelson To
  • Patent number: 10916412
    Abstract: A discharge electrode E in an electrode chamber C is formed of a pair of electrode members 8 and 9 having lengths equal to or greater than a width of a film F. Also, the pair of electrode members 8 and 9 are disposed facing each other so as to sandwich a support member 4 there-between, which has nearly the same length as to electrode members; a gap is formed in a section in which the pair of electrode members 8 and 9 face each other; and this gap is open at a tip of the discharge electrode so as to serve as a gas pathway 15. Meanwhile, in the aforementioned support member 4, a plurality of gas guiding holes 5 are formed in a longitudinal direction thereof, and the gas guiding holes are in communication with a gas supplying system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: KASUGA DENKI, INC.
    Inventors: Satoru Ogiso, Takao Morishita, Tatsuya Inamura, Junya Yoshida, Satoshi Sugimura
  • Patent number: 10910796
    Abstract: A spark plug includes: a center electrode; a ground electrode that is provided such that a gap for spark discharge is formed between the center electrode and the ground electrode; and a plug cover covering the center electrode and the ground electrode from a front side to form an auxiliary chamber, the plug cover being provided with a through hole, wherein 60% or more of the auxiliary chamber is present in a sphere. The sphere t has a center at a midpoint of a line segment connecting the center electrode and the ground electrode at a shortest distance on an axial line of the center electrode and is in contact with a point located closest from the center on an inner open end of the through hole is imagined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Gozawa
  • Patent number: 10908341
    Abstract: The present invention provides a frontal light diffusing device comprising a non-circular core fiber section having a proximal end and a distal end, and a lens; wherein fiber core of the non-circular core section has a “top hat” core irradiance distribution and the frontal light diffusing device provides a “top hat” spatial irradiance distribution at a targeted location. The present invention further provides a frontal light diffusing device comprising an optical fiber and a collimation lens assembly wherein the collimation lens assembly includes a variable aperture that blocks portions of light outcoupled from the optical fiber thereby allowing only a central portion of the light to exit through the variable aperture resulting in a flat irradiance distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Aspyrian Therapeutics Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Rose, Kyle Johnston, Merrill Biel
  • Patent number: 10910211
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention describe electrical potential energy to electrical kinetic energy converters, ozone generators, and light emitters. A system for energy conversion from electrical potential energy to electrical kinetic energy may include a discharge device and a power supply. The power supply can be coupled with the discharge device, and supplies energy to the discharge device to form an initial electric field. The discharge device may further include at least two electrodes that are either mesh electrodes or wire-array electrodes. Furthermore, a space between the at least two electrodes is filled with a gas medium and an electric field is created by the power supply in a normal direction relative to planes formed by the elements of electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Seongsik Chang
  • Patent number: 10907796
    Abstract: One or more colored films selectively change the color of the displayed light from one or more mobile devices to enable crowd participation is a multi-colored light show at public gatherings. The ability to change the color of a mobile device flash may also be useful for providing identification at a distance in low light conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: G & S Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Michael S. Gardner, Timothy W. Smith, Andrew R. Mines
  • Patent number: 10899470
    Abstract: An aircraft landing light with static function switching for producing at least two beams having different characteristics, in particular different orientations and/or openings, comprises an array of light-emitting diode lighting modules (6) each comprising at least two sets of at least one light source (S1, S2), operable selectively and statically to provide at least one of the lighting functions. Each lighting module (6) comprises a common converging lens (L) for the light sources, the converging lens comprising a light input optical surface (Li) and a light output optical surface (L2), said light sources being positioned in relation to the light input optical surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Philippe Millet, Claude Doule, Christian Tsao
  • Patent number: 10904963
    Abstract: An optical device includes a light emitting device and a sensor device (light receiving element). The light emitting device includes a substrate, a plurality of light emitting elements, and a plurality of light transmission portions. The substrate has a first surface and a second surface. The second surface is opposite to the first surface. The plurality of light emitting elements is positioned at the first surface side of the substrate. Each of the plurality of light transmission portions is positioned between adjacent light emitting elements. The light emitting device is light-transmissive by the plurality of light transmission portions. Light from the plurality of light emitting elements is mainly output from the second surface of the substrate. An amount of light emitted from each of the light emitting elements and leaked to the outside of the first surface of the substrate is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuaki Arai, Shinichi Ishizuka
  • Patent number: 10901261
    Abstract: The present invention provides a backlight assembly defined with a camera area. The backlight assembly comprises a substrate layer on which a reflective layer is disposed, and an optical layer is disposed on the reflective layer. The optical layer is provided with a through hole in the camera area, and an annular light-guide film circles a peripheral of the through hole, wherein an inner ring of the light-guide film is concentrically arranged with the through hole. The invention provides a backlight assembly, which introduces an annular light-guide film to control the direction of light propagation in a certain area around the under-screen camera, so that the light is evenly distributed over the camera area, and the camera area can still perform display function by a liquid crystal layer of the screen corresponding to the camera area, thereby providing a new type of under-screen camera solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Guiyang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10900639
    Abstract: A guide light irradiation device to irradiate guide light to indicate a direction to a survey operator, includes a plurality of irradiators configured to each irradiate guide light differing in pattern between the left and the right of an irradiation direction as a center, the plurality of irradiators are juxtaposed in the up-down direction, and are disposed so that irradiation directions of the respective irradiators match in the horizontal direction, and make a predetermined angle with each other in the vertical direction. Synthetic light of guide lights irradiated from the respective irradiators has brightness as a sum of brightnesses of light sources of the respective irradiators, and has a fan shape extending in the vertical direction. A distance from which light is visually recognized is long, and guide light is easily found even at a location with level differences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Akinobu Sugiura
  • Patent number: 10890332
    Abstract: An operating apparatus for an electrical device has a closed transparent control panel, lighting means underneath the control panel in order to shine through, a plurality of holding magnets underneath the control panel and a movable operating element being held magnetically on the front side of the control panel that can be moved with respect to the lighting means and the holding magnets. A plurality of counter-magnets are provided in the operating element for interacting with the holding magnets in order to guide the operating element as an operating movement and hold it on the control panel, wherein sensor means underneath the control panel detect a rotational position of the operating element. The operating element is transparent in a direction from the lighting means to the operating element, wherein, for this purpose, it has a plurality of transparent regions that are separated from one another without transmission between one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: E.G.O. Elektro-Geraetebau GmbH
    Inventors: Carmelo Zarcone, Wolfgang Thimm, Lutz Ose
  • Patent number: 10883697
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an assembled lamp cover comprising: an unfoldable and curable cover body, an annular upper holder, and a lower holder. Due to the fact that the cover body is unfoldable and curable, and the upper holder and the lower holder can be separated into a plurality of smaller parts, the size of the present invention after being separated becomes extremely small, taking up less space, convenient to package, store and carry in the later period; especially, since the unfoldable and curable cover body, even if collision or extrusion occurs in the carrying process, damage cannot be caused, saving transportation cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Lingfang Ma