Patents Examined by Ashok Patel
  • Patent number: 10712494
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a backlight module and a display device. The display device includes a liquid crystal box and a backlight module. The backlight module includes a backplate, a reflective plate, a light guiding plate, an optical film, a supporting block, a light bar, and a light bar circuit board. The backplate, the reflective plate, the light guiding plate, and the optical film are overlapped in order. The supporting block is disposed on an edge portion of the backplate for supporting the liquid crystal box. The present invention is capable of reducing width of bezel areas of the backlight module and fulfilling a slim bezel configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gege Zhou
  • Patent number: 10714507
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a first resin layer, one or more first wirings above the first resin layer, a second resin layer above the first wiring, the second resin layer including a first opening part, a transistor above the second resin layer, the transistor including a semiconductor layer, a gate insulation layer, and a gate electrode layer; and a second wiring above the second resin layer, the second wiring being connected to the transistor and connected to the first wiring via the first opening part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Toshinari Sasaki, Shinichiro Oka, Takuma Nishinohara
  • Patent number: 10707385
    Abstract: Provided are a fluorescent member that has high thermal conductivity, can prevent an increase in temperature of a fluorescent layer, and can maintain their fluorescence performance even during irradiation with high-intensity source light, and a light-emitting device using the fluorescent member. A transmissive-type wavelength conversion member 100 converts light with a wavelength in a specific range to light with a different wavelength and allows light passing through the wavelength conversion member to be used as illuminating light. The wavelength conversion member 100 includes: a substrate 110 that is formed of an inorganic material and allows light to pass through; and a fluorescent material layer 120 disposed on the substrate 110. The fluorescent material layer 120 includes fluorescent material particles 122 that absorb light and emit converted light and a light-transmitting ceramic 121 that bonds the fluorescent material particles 122 together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Tsutai, Yumi Sato, Takashi Abe, Yutaka Sato
  • Patent number: 10704754
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp system based on a PBS (Polarization Beam Splitter) is provided, including a light source, the PBS, a collimating lens set, an imaging lens set, an LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) control chip and a light path control unit. The collimating lens set and the PBS are successively arranged along a light emission direction of the light source. The LCOS control chip is arranged at a light path of an S wave reflected by a contact surface of the PBS. The imaging lens set is arranged at an emergent light path of the S wave after being modulated by the LCOS control chip and transmitted through the contact surface of the PBS. The light path control unit is arranged at a light path of a P wave transmitted through the contact surface of the PBS. Through the light path control unit, utilization of a light energy is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Jie Zhang
  • Patent number: 10679816
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, a thermionic cathode includes: a cathode body having an outer surface, and a sealing layer including one or more graphene sheets on the outer surface of the cathode body. According to another embodiment of the present disclosure, a method for manufacturing a thermionic cathode includes: depositing a sealing layer including one or more graphene sheets on an outer surface of a cathode body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Triad National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Moody, Gautam Gupta, Aditya Mohite
  • Patent number: 10678122
    Abstract: The invention provides a wavelength conversion device, including a first wavelength conversion portion and a second wavelength conversion portion. The second wavelength conversion portion includes a wavelength maintenance zone and a plurality of wavelength conversion structures. When the second wavelength conversion portion is switched onto a transmission path of the excitation beam, a portion of the excitation beam is incident on the wavelength maintenance zone and becomes a second color beam, and another portion of the excitation beam is incident on the wavelength conversion structures and converted into a predetermined color beam. A first chromaticity coordinate value of the second color beam in color space is (x, y), a second chromaticity coordinate value of the second color beam, after being combined with the predetermined color beam by the dichroic element, in the color space is (x?, y?), and x??x and y??y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Haw-Woei Pan, Chih-Hsien Tsai
  • Patent number: 10679531
    Abstract: A promotional product including an emitter is provided. One or more tobacco-containing articles may be received in the package. The promotional product may include an actuator for facilitating delivery of power from a power source to the emitter to provide a visual, audio, and/or haptic effect to the promotional product. The emitter specifically can be a visual emitter, such as an electroluminescent emitter. A related method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Andries Don Sebastian, Rajesh Sur, Friedrich Karl Eibensteiner
  • Patent number: 10667672
    Abstract: An endoscope including: a main body; a shaft; and an optical fiber bundle extending through the shaft from the main body to a distal end of the shaft, wherein the optical fiber bundle terminates at the distal end of the shaft at an illumination exit, and the optical fiber bundle terminates at the main body at a light-guiding connector for attachment of an optical cable, and the light-guiding connector is configured to reduce an absorption, by a material of the light-guiding connector, of light that cannot be coupled from the optical cable into the optical fiber bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Thorsten Juergens
  • Patent number: 10670244
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a light emitting device comprising a transparent substrate which light can pass through and at least one LED chip emitting light omni-directionally. Wherein the LED chip is disposed on one surface of the substrate and the light emitting angle of the LED chip is wider than 180°, and the light emitted by the LED chip will penetrate into the substrate and at least partially emerge from another surface of the substrate. According to the present invention, the light emitting device using LED chips can provide sufficient lighting intensity and uniform lighting performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    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: 10663144
    Abstract: Disclosures of the present invention describe a human body-friendly light source constituted by at least one lighting unit and a plurality of color temperature (CT) reducing films stacked to each other. The CT reducing films are connected to a light emission surface of the lighting unit, so as to apply a color temperature reducing treatment to a light emitted from the lighting unit. Exponential data have proved that, two or more stacked CT reducing films exhibit an apparent color temperature reducing effect on the light. Exponential data have proved that, with the increasing of the stack numbers of the CT reducing films, the light is concerted to an orange-white light with color temperature in a range of 1,000-2,500 K, so as to make a sensitivity of melatonin suppression in response to the light be getting lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Jwo-Huei Jou, Hsin-Fa Lin, Cheng-Chieh Lo
  • Patent number: 10666022
    Abstract: An ignition plug includes a main metal fitting; an earth electrode having one end fixed to the main metal fitting and including, in a part of the other end, an inclined portion inclined toward the center axis line of the main metal fitting; an earth electrode-side chip joined to the inclined portion; and a center electrode having one end exposed from the main metal fitting. The ignition plug includes: a pedestal which has an elliptic cylindrical shape, is disposed so as to have a minor axis directed toward the earth electrode-side chip, and has an end surface forming an inclined surface inclined along the minor axis with respect to the center axis line; and a center electrode-side chip laser-welded to the inclined surface. The earth electrode-side chip and the center electrode-side chip face each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Masamichi Shibata
  • Patent number: 10655832
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a head lamp or flashlight (1) comprising a light source (2) and an auxiliary optical unit (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: LEDLENSER GmbH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Erich Buhl
  • Patent number: 10655830
    Abstract: An adapter that provides a remote control capability for a light switch is mounted on a support structure (e.g. a wall), and includes a base plate which is also mounted on the support structure to surround the ON/OFF mechanism of the light switch. A cover which can be selectively attached to the base plate establishes an enclosed space between the base plate and the cover. A connector is mounted on the adapter in the enclosed space to interact mechanically with the ON/OFF mechanism of the light switch. The connector also interacts electronically with an activator that is positioned at a remote location. In operation, the connector at the adapter is responsive to an input signal from the remotely located activator that will operate the ON/OFF mechanism. Alternatively, the ON/OFF mechanism can be disconnected from the activator and operated manually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Michael A. Tontz
  • Patent number: 10647915
    Abstract: A converter assembly for converting a primary light into a secondary light includes at least one element which has a light-converting structure with open pores and which is laterally held by a frame. The surfaces of both the light-converting structure as well as of the inner face of the frame are covered with a transparent layer such that each of the afore-mentioned elements forms a region in which a property of the incident light and preferably of the wavelength thereof is changed. In specific embodiments, the converter assembly can be part of display assemblies or of miniaturized components for example. There is also described a method for producing the converter assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Ulrich Hofmann, Hans-Joachim Quenzer, Thomas Lisec, Thomas Von Wantoch
  • Patent number: 10648630
    Abstract: A luminaire, comprising: a luminaire rear wall for mounting to a wall or ceiling, a printed circuit board, fitted with a plurality of light-emitting diodes and having a connecting cable, as a light-emitting means, and a connecting clamp connected to the connecting cable and to which a supply cable is able to be clamped. A spacer is fixedly mounted to the luminaire rear wall, to which the printed circuit board is releasably attached, with a free space being formed between the printed circuit board and the luminaire rear wall. The whole connecting cable, or a majority thereof, and the connecting clamp are arranged in the free space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Norbert Dicken, Marc Rosenboom, Tobias Pfaffenbauer
  • Patent number: 10645768
    Abstract: A light apparatus with an enlightened pattern includes a driver circuit, a LED plate, an optical light guide, a connector and a bulb shell. The LED plate connected to the driver circuit has a LED module for emitting a light. The optical light guide has a bottom end facing to the LED module for receiving the light and has a top end forming an enlightened pattern where the light escaped from the top end of the optical light guide. The connector is used for fixing the LED plate to the optical light guide for aligning the LED module to emit the light into the bottom end and for transmitting heat of the LED plate to the optical light guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: Xianghua Lin, Liangliang Cao, Yi Yang, Hongkui Jiang, Yanzeng Gao
  • Patent number: 10636617
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of fabrication of new materials and coatings and may be used in plants designed for electron-beam heating, melting and evaporating of materials in vacuum or reactive gas atmosphere. The disclosed axial electron gun that comprises, in particular, the primary and secondary cathodes and features the figure-shaped holder used for maintaining a stable position of the secondary cathode relative to the electron-beam axis of the axial gun and the pulsed voltage that is applied between the cathodes for electron bombardment of the secondary cathode. The invention ensures an improved stability of process parameters and operation of the electron gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Victor Alexandrovich Timashov, Andrey Anatolyevich Tsepkalov, Sergey Ivanovich Ryabenko, Aleksandr Fyodorovich Belyavin, Georgiy Sergeevich Marynskiy, Aleksey Vladislavovich Filippov
  • Patent number: 10634336
    Abstract: The present invention provides a replaceable water-cooled radiating device, comprising a water-cooling module and a light-emitting module, the water-cooling module is provided with a control circuit, and the control circuit is provided with at least one electrical connector. The light-emitting module is disposed on a top of the water-cooling module and is provided with a driving circuit, the driving circuit is provided with at least one light-emitting component and at least one electrical conductive component, and the electrical conductive component is electrically connected to the electrical connector. Thereby the light-emitting module is electrically connected to the electrical connector and the control circuit via the electrical conductive component to conductibly emit light, and the light-emitting module can be directly detachably mounted on the water-cooling module to achieve the efficacy of the water-cooling module mounted with the replaceable light-emitting module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Tai-Sheng Han
  • Patent number: 10634311
    Abstract: A lens for shaping light rays, for a luminous lighting and/or signalling module of a motor vehicle, includes an entrance face for the light rays and an opposite exit face. The lens has a flat-lens shape the exit face of which is equipped with prisms forming a Fresnel structure, at least one of these prisms being equipped on an exterior face with diffractive structures, and the entrance face of which is at least partially equipped with microstructures. The lens applies to motor vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Antoine De Lamberterie, Samira Mbata, Nicolas Lefaudeux, Thomas Canonne, Vincent Dubois, Francois-Xavier Amiel
  • Patent number: 10627065
    Abstract: A motor vehicle lighting device (1) comprising at least one light source (2), an optical device (3) which is associated with the at least one light source (2) and into which light of the at least one light source (2) is irradiated, and an optical imaging system (6) associated with the optical device (3), this optical imaging system imaging light exiting from the optical device (3) in front of the motor vehicle lighting device (1), the optical device (3) being set up to concentrate the light of the at least one light source and to direct it in the form of at least two spatially separated light beams to the optical imaging system (6), and in that the optical imaging system (6) is set up to project the light beams in front of the motor vehicle lighting device (1) in the form of two light distributions, namely in the form of a main light distribution and a sign light partial light distribution, the optical device (3) having at least one shield (5) downstream of it that is arranged perpendicular to an optical axis
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ZKW Group GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Godderidge, Markus Danner