Patents Examined by Ashok Patel
  • Patent number: 11327370
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a peep preventing device. The peep preventing device includes first electrodes and a transparent insulating body on a transparent substrate. The insulating body has recesses, the first electrodes are located in the recesses, respectively, and an area of a section, taken along a plane parallel to the transparent substrate, of each recess gradually reduces in a direction away from the transparent substrate. The peep preventing device further includes transparent second electrodes each of which includes a second electrode sidewall portion covering a sidewall of one of the recesses. Closed spaces are defined between the insulating body and the second electrodes and the transparent substrate, and electrophoretic liquids are contained in the closed spaces, respectively, and contain reflective charged particles adapted to adhere to the second electrodes when a first electric field is applied between the first electrodes and the second electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zheng Fang, Hyunsic Choi, Yunsik Im
  • Patent number: 11320685
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display module and a mobile terminal are provided. Three actuators and a sound soundproofing component are disposed in a display panel; an actuator disposed between two actuators is used to generate bass, and the two actuators disposed on both sides are used to generate high pitch. An effect of low frequency vibration of the panel is improved, stereo sound of screen vibration is realized, direction of sound is improved, and privacy of customer is guaranteed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yongxiang Zhou
  • Patent number: 11318880
    Abstract: A vehicle illumination system provided in a vehicle capable of traveling around a corner by inclining a vehicle body toward a turning direction includes: a headlamp mounted on a front portion of the vehicle; a communication lamp disposed on the vehicle body in a region adjacent to the head lamp so as to be visible from ahead of the vehicle; and an illumination control unit configured to change a lighting mode of the communication lamp depending on a state of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Fujii, Hiroyuki Harada
  • Patent number: 11320676
    Abstract: A head-up display device and a display method thereof are provided. the head-up display device includes: an image source configured to generate and emit light having image information; a first polarization control device configured to receive the light and convert the light into a first polarized light or a second polarized light having a polarization direction different from a polarization direction of the first polarized light; and a focal length switching device configured to transmit the first polarized light and the second polarized light and have different deflection effects on the first polarized light and the second polarized light, such that the first polarized light and the second polarized light passing through the focal length switching device are projected onto a projection screen to respectively present virtual images which are at different distances from the projection screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yanjun Chen
  • Patent number: 11315912
    Abstract: An image display device according to the present disclosure includes: a display panel; a frame unit; and a driver. The display panel is switchable between an image display mode in which an image is displayed and a transmissive mode in which the display panel is in a transmissive state where an object behind the display panel is visible in a front view of the display panel. The frame unit includes an upper plate disposed along an upper edge of the display panel and protruding rearward. The driver includes a circuit unit which drives the display panel. The driver is supported by the upper plate on a bottom side of the upper plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ichiro Okuda, Shuji Yamashita, Jun Araya, Chiharu Matsukawa
  • Patent number: 11307402
    Abstract: A user-wearable fluorescence based visualization system comprising a multi-light lamp assembly that provides for the selected output of light using multiple light emitting sources, wherein the outputted light may be tailored to generate response wavelength by the interaction of the emitted light and a tissue illuminated by the emitted light, through the process of fluorescence, and a viewing system that allows a practitioner view the fluorescent light generated by the tissue, and distinguish between healthy and diseased tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Liviu Steier, Richard E. Feinbloom
  • Patent number: 11309260
    Abstract: A chip on film structure and a display device including chip on film structure, the chip on film structure including a film substrate including a body area, a plurality of traces, and a bonding area at opposite ends of the film substrate; at least one chip, the chip disposed in the body area through bonding and electrically connected to the display panel through the plurality of traces and the bonding area; and a guiding member disposed at one end of the film substrate connected to the display panel and covering the bonding area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: HUIZHOU CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaohua Li
  • Patent number: 11300268
    Abstract: A light transmissive structure includes a light transmissive substrate having first and second opposing faces, and an array of microprism elements on the first face. Each microprism element includes a first inclined surface disposed at a first inclined angle relative to the second face, and a second inclined surface disposed at a second inclined angle relative to the second face. The first inclined angle is less than the second inclined angle, and a peak angle between the first inclined surface and second inclined surface is in the range of about 70 degrees to about 100 degrees. The second inclined surface has a convex curvature when viewed from angles perpendicular thereto. The light transmissive structure is configured to receive light from a light source facing the first face in a first direction and redistribute light emerging from the second face in a second direction different from the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: BrightView Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ken G. Purchase, Bing Shen
  • Patent number: 11300824
    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: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong-Pil Cho, Seon-Yeong Kim
  • Patent number: 11294110
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for fabricating diffractive structures on gemstones for high optical performance are provided. In one aspect, a method includes obtaining a plurality of gemstone characteristics of a gemstone, determining that the gemstone exhibits each of the plurality of gemstone characteristics within a respective predetermined range, identifying a diffractive structure setting associated with a combination of the respective predetermined ranges for the plurality of gemstone characteristics, and fabricating diffractive structures on the gemstone according to the diffractive structure setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: SPARKLE CUT DIAMONDS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark L. de Naray, Kurt Philip Schoeckert, Lance Richardson
  • Patent number: 11296057
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a lighting device that is configured to provide light with a high color rendering index (CRI) value and/or uniform planar illumination. The lighting device may include a circuit board, a light emitting diode (LED) mounted to the circuit board and configured to emit broad spectrum light having a first CRI value, a photo-luminescent material disposed above the LED mounted to the circuit board configured to increase the CRI of the broad spectrum light emitted by the LED from the first CRI value to a higher, second CRI value, and an elastomer encapsulating at least part of the circuit board. Additionally, the lighting device may include a lens disposed over the LED configured to increase the maximum emission angle of light from the LED and a diffuser disposed above the lens and configured to diffuse the broad spectrum light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: ECOSENSE LIGHTING, INC.
    Inventors: Noam Meir, Ariel Meir
  • Patent number: 11287717
    Abstract: This disclosure includes variable light transmission panels (VLTPs), which can be incorporated into buildings. Disclosed windows provide uniform appearance from outside during the day when a number of such windows are incorporated in a building regardless of their state of light transmission. These disclosures may also be used to make windows which tint to different transmitted colors but during the day still appear to be uniform from outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Glass Dyenamics
    Inventors: Anoop Agrawal, Susana J. Castillo, Sahila Perananthan, Christopher C. Angelo
  • Patent number: 11281061
    Abstract: This application discloses a display panel, a method for manufacturing a display panel, and a display device. The display panel includes: a first substrate, a second substrate, a color photoresist layer, a common electrode, and a data line. A first recess recessed toward the first substrate and corresponding to the data line is arranged on the common electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: HKC CORPORATION LIMITED
    Inventor: Huiping Wang
  • Patent number: 11269204
    Abstract: A viewing angle switchable liquid crystal display device includes a display panel. The display panel includes a first substrate, a second substrate disposed opposite the first substrate, and a liquid crystal layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate. The second substrate is provided with a first electrode and a second electrode. The first electrode is a common electrode, and the second electrode is a pixel electrode. The first substrate is provided with a third electrode for controlling the switching of the viewing angle. A periodic alternating voltage is applied to the third electrode when the viewing angle of the liquid crystal display device is switched, and a period of the periodic alternating voltage is an even multiple of a refresh period of each frame of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: INFOVISION OPTOELECTRONICS (KUNSHAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Te-Chen Chung, Chia-Te Liao, Zifang Su, Limei Jiang
  • Patent number: 11260791
    Abstract: A vehicular, adaptive brake light to custom light sequencing system generally includes an OEM vehicular brake light circuit electrically connected to OEM brake lights of a vehicle, and an aftermarket flashing circuit electrically connected within or to the OEM vehicular brake light circuit to cause the OEM brake lights to flash. They system further includes an aftermarket directional indicator circuit electrically connected within or to the OEM vehicular brake light circuit and electrically connected to the aftermarket flashing circuit to effectuate a flashing of at least one of an OEM left brake light and an OEM right brake light. The system also includes an aftermarket hazard light circuit that is electrically connected within or to the OEM brake light circuit and to the aftermarket flashing circuit to effectuate a flashing hazard by the OEM brake lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: XTC Power Products LLC
    Inventors: Christopher R. Leaming, Robert F. Leaming
  • Patent number: 11256117
    Abstract: An electro-optical system includes a voltage supply device, an active polarizing layer, a retarding layer, and a reflective layer. The active polarizing layer is electrically coupled to the voltage supply device. The active polarizing layer is configured to switch back and forth between a non-polarized state and a polarized state as the voltage supply device supplies varying levels of voltage. The retarding layer is configured to alter the polarization state of light traveling through it. The reflective layer is positioned adjacent to the retarding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Frederick Luther Weindorf, Qais Sharif, Brian Hayden, Elijah Louis Auger
  • Patent number: 11255518
    Abstract: A light source unit includes a card type light source including a card substrate on which a light source is mounted, and a power supply connector configured to supply power to the light source. A card edge connector is formed on a part of the card substrate. The power supply connector is configured to be fitted to the card type light source via the card edge connector. The card type light source is provided with an alignment groove for confirming an alignment state with respect to the power supply connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuya Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11256017
    Abstract: To provide a technique for suppressing brightness non-uniformity of an area illuminated by a light source and also suppressing a decline in contrast between areas caused by incidence of a luminous flux of the area to another area. Provided is a light guide plate including: a diverging portion which is provided on an opposite side of a light exit surface from which light is emitted, the diverging portion causing a luminous flux emitted from a light emitting element to diverge; and a restricting portion which is provided, when a prescribed range from the light emitting element on the light exit surface is defined as an illuminated area illuminated by the light emitting element, in at least a periphery of the illuminated area on the light exit surface and which deflects or shields light traveling from inside toward outside of the illuminated area to restrict traveling, toward a side of the light exit surface, of light traveling toward the outside of the illuminated area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shotaro Watanabe, Naoki Ishimi, Yoshinori Ito, Tomokazu Shimoda
  • Patent number: 11255524
    Abstract: A light-emitting device including a substrate with a top surface and a bottom surface opposite to the top surface and a plurality of LED chips disposed on the top surface and configured to generate a top light visible above the top surface and a bottom light visible beneath the bottom surface, each LED chip comprising a plurality of light-emitting surfaces. The substrate has a thickness greater than 200 ?m and comprises aluminum oxide, sapphire, glass, plastic, or rubber. The plurality of LED chips has an incident light with a wavelength of 420-470 nm. The top light and the bottom light have a color temperature difference of not greater than 1500K.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: EPISTAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chi-Chih Pu, Chen-Hong Lee, Shih-Yu Yeh, Wei-Kang Cheng, Shyi-Ming Pan, Siang-Fu Hong, Chih-Shu Huang, Tzu-Hsiang Wang, Shih-Chieh Tang, Cheng-Kuang Yang
  • Patent number: 11249368
    Abstract: This application provides a display panel and a display device. The display panel includes a first substrate, a second substrate, and a duty cycle circuit. The first substrate includes a reflective polarizer, and there is only one reflective polarizer in the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignees: CHONGQING HKC OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., HKC CORPORATION LIMITED
    Inventor: Kaijun Liu