Patents Examined by Ashok Patel
  • 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    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
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    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
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akinobu Sugiura
  • 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
    Assignee: ZODIAC AERO ELECTRIC
    Inventors: Philippe Millet, Claude Doule, Christian Tsao
  • 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: 10886415
    Abstract: A method of forming a multi-state nanosheet transistor device is provided. The method includes forming an alternating sequence of sacrificial layer segments and differentially doped nanosheet layer segments on a substrate, wherein each of the differentially doped nanosheet layer segments has a different dopant concentration from the other differentially doped nanosheet layer segments. The method further includes forming a source/drain on each of opposite ends of the sacrificial layer segments and differentially doped nanosheet layer segments, and removing the sacrificial layer segments. The method further includes depositing a gate dielectric layer on the differentially doped nanosheet layer segments, and forming a gate electrode on the gate dielectric layer to form a common gate-all-around structure, where each of the differentially doped nanosheet layer segments conducts current at a different threshold voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ko-Tao Lee, Pierce I-Jen Chuang, Cheng-Wei Cheng, Seyoung Kim
  • 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
    Assignee: DONGGUAN YOUNAI INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lingfang Ma
  • Patent number: 10876704
    Abstract: A vehicular luminaire according to an embodiment includes a socket; a substrate provided on one end part side of the socket; a frame part provided on the substrate; a first light-emitting element provided inside the frame part; a plurality of second light-emitting elements provided inside the frame part and around the first light-emitting element; and an optical element provided at an end part of the frame part opposite to the substrate side. A distance between the substrate and a light-emitting surface of the first light-emitting element differs from a distance between the substrate and light-emitting surfaces of the second light-emitting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Misaki Ueno
  • Patent number: 10879433
    Abstract: A stabilized quantum dot composite includes a plurality of luminescent semiconducting nanoparticles embedded in a matrix comprising an ionic metal oxide. A method of making a stabilized quantum dot composite includes forming a mixture comprising a plurality of luminescent semiconducting nanoparticles dispersed in an aqueous solution comprising an ionic metal oxide. The mixture is dried to form a stabilized quantum dot composite comprising the plurality of luminescent semiconducting nanoparticles embedded in a matrix comprising the ionic metal oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: CREE, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Lotito, Ryan Gresback, Ceri Griffiths, Paul Fini
  • Patent number: 10866375
    Abstract: A light source device and an electronic apparatus are provided. The light source device includes a substrate, an electrode layer and a surrounding frame disposed on the substrate, a light emitter and a light detector mounted on the electrode layer and located inside of the surrounding frame, and a light permeable member disposed on the surrounding frame and covering the light emitter and the light detector. When the light emitter receives a predetermined current so as to emit an invisible light toward the light permeable member, the light detector receives a reflected part of the invisible light to generate an initial photocurrent. When the light emitter receives a manipulation current so that a detection photocurrent generated from the light detector is less than a first proportion of the initial photocurrent or greater than a second proportion of the initial photocurrent, the light emitter stops receiving the manipulation current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignees: LITE-ON OPTO TECHNOLOGY (CHANGZHOU) CO., LTD., LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsin-Wei Tsai, I-Ju Chen, Hou-Yen Tsao, Shu-Hua Yang, Yu-Hung Su
  • Patent number: 10859218
    Abstract: A recessed lighting fixture assembly includes a mounting pan having a mounting structure that is configured to be coupled to a ceiling and a pan base coupled with the mounting structure. The pan base defines a pan opening and includes a first quick-connect mounting feature. The light fixture assembly includes a light fixture configured to be secured to the mounting pan such that a portion of the light fixture extends through the pan opening. The light fixture assembly includes an electrical junction box that is configured to supply power to the light fixture. The electrical junction box includes a second quick-connect mounting feature that is configured to engage with the first quick-connect mounting feature to secure the electrical junction box to the mounting pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Mohamed Momin, Mark Charles Major, Kim Brown Smith
  • Patent number: 10861691
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the technical field of electric light sources, particularly to a metal halide lamp and a manufacturing method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: JUNWA LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Changzheng Zhang, Niangen Feng
  • Patent number: 10854424
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a multi-electron beam device includes at least: a light-emitting element array; a drive circuit controlling the light-emitting element array in a desired light emission pattern; a photoelectric film emitting electrons due to light emitted by the light-emitting elements; a microchannel plate having microchannels multiplying the electrons, the microchannels being arranged at positions corresponding to the light-emitting elements of the light-emitting element array; and an aperture array having apertures arranged at positions corresponding to the microchannels, the apertures being narrower than output apertures of the microchannels and limiting electron beam sizes emitted from the microchannel plate. At least the photoelectric film, the microchannel plate, and the aperture array are disposed inside a vacuum optical column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Hideto Furuyama
  • Patent number: 10852467
    Abstract: 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: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shotaro Watanabe, Naoki Ishimi, Yoshinori Ito, Tomokazu Shimoda
  • Patent number: 10838131
    Abstract: Provided is an image display device including: liquid crystal cell; light guide plate that is disposed behind liquid crystal cell and is quadrilateral-shaped; light source that extends along at least one end face of light guide plate and emits light toward the at least one end face; reflective sheet that is disposed on a rear face of light guide plate and reflects, toward liquid crystal cell, the light emitted by light source; and a base plate that is disposed on a rear face of reflective sheet and supports reflective sheet, in which reflective sheet includes, at each of positions corresponding to both end portions of light source, protrusion that protrudes toward light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiko Sasaki, Mitsuhiro Namikoshi, Kouji Terawaki, Aime Watanuki
  • Patent number: 10833486
    Abstract: A spark plug having excellent ignitability including a rod-shaped center electrode; a ground electrode that includes a facing portion facing a front end portion of the center electrode and forms a discharge gap between the facing portion and the front end portion of the center electrode; an insulator; a metal shell; and a cover portion that covers, from a front end side of the spark plug, the front end portion of the center electrode and the facing portion of the ground electrode to form a pre-chamber and includes injection holes that are through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Gozawa, Kenji Ban, Daiki Goto
  • Patent number: 10824007
    Abstract: A light bar, a backlight module and a liquid crystal display are provided. The backlight module includes the light bar and a backplane, the light bar includes a PCB, a plurality of LED chips arranged on a surface of the PCB and a protrusion arranged on the other surface of the PCB, and the backplane includes a baseboard defining a through groove. The protrusion on the PCB is inserted into the through groove of the backplane to facilitate heat conduction. In this way, heat generated by the LED chips could be conducted out quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: HUIZHOU CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jiaxin Li
  • Patent number: 10820379
    Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure provide an adapter for use in a processing chamber. In one implementation, the adapter comprises a hollow body having a first end and a second end opposing the first end, a first block and a second block symmetrically disposed within the hollow body about a longitudinal axis of the body, wherein the first block and the second block define a central opening therebetween, and a retention device disposed in contact with the first and second blocks to confine the movement of the first and second blocks with respect to the hollow body. The central opening is sized so that the first block and the second block provide direct contact with a press seal of the lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph M. Ranish, Aaron Miller, Oleg V. Serebryanov