Patents Examined by Britt D Hanley
  • Patent number: 10928675
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display apparatus including a display panel; and a light source assembly including: a plurality of first light sources disposed in a first region to supply first light toward the display panel; a light guide plate including: incident surface configured to receive second light; and an exit surface facing the display panel and configured to transmit the second light received from the incident surface of the light guide plate to the display panel; and a plurality of second light sources disposed on a periphery of the first region to supply the second light to the incident surface of the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Bin Kim, Byoung Jin Cho, Young Chol Lee, Ho Seok Lee, Nae Won Jang, Suk Ju Choi
  • Patent number: 10930821
    Abstract: Provided is a wavelength conversion member capable of suppressing excessive heating of a phosphor layer and a light emitting device using the same. The wavelength conversion member 10 includes: a heat dissipation substrate 11; a phosphor layer 12 provided on the heat dissipation substrate 11; and a bonding material layer 13 provided between the heat dissipation substrate 11 and the phosphor layer 12, wherein the bonding material layer 13 includes a thermally conductive porous body 14 and a bonding material 15 and the thermally conductive porous body 14 is impregnated with the bonding material 15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tadahito Furuyama
  • Patent number: 10928568
    Abstract: An optical device includes a polarizing plate; a composite film which contains a liquid crystal compound aligned in a thickness direction and a photochromic material and in which optical characteristics of the photochromic material are changed by emitting light and a light transmittance in the thickness direction becomes smaller than a light transmittance in a direction orthogonal to the thickness; and a light-emitting unit which emits light changing the optical characteristics of the photochromic material of the composite film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Yujiro Yanai
  • Patent number: 10928859
    Abstract: A display device comprises a plurality of island substrates spaced apart from one another and having a plurality of display elements disposed thereon; a lower substrate supporting the plurality of island substrates and the lower substrate being more flexible than the plurality of island substrates; a plurality of connection lines electrically connecting between the island substrates; and a light-transmitting unit disposed on the island substrates and the lower substrate and transmitting light from the plurality of display elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Suhun Lee, DongSeok Lee, SangChul Ryu, MyungJoon Park
  • Patent number: 10920135
    Abstract: An LED illuminating device and a preparation method therefor. The device is characterized by comprising an LED component (101), an LED circuit board (100), a heat dissipator (200), and a power supply controller (400). The LED component (101) is disposed on the LED circuit board (100), the LED circuit board (100) is disposed above the heat dissipator (200), and the power supply controller (400) is connected to the LED circuit board (100) by means of a conductive wire. The LED illuminating device can emit approximate natural light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignees: Shenzhen YMH Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jy Tsang, Gq Tang, Ada Tsang
  • Patent number: 10920967
    Abstract: An end cap boot has two end cap covers, each having a back wall, a side wall, and an interior pocket extending the length of the back wall and the width of the side wall. The end cap covers are configured to overlay one another, with the distal end of a neon lamp located therebetween, such that the pockets of the end cap covers fully encapsulates the distal end of the neon lamp. The method includes the injection of a glue material through one of the end cap covers, ensuring that the glue material completely fills the interior pockets surrounding the distal end of the lamp, thereby providing a permanent, waterproof seal at the end of the lamp. The end cap boot can be used both for fully enclosing a neon lamp or for enclosing the distal end of a lamp with extending electrical wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Sikai Chen
  • Patent number: 10914447
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a lens that has spaced apart first and second surfaces that extend to terminate at an edge. The first surface provides an exterior face of the lamp. The second surface provides an interior that contains the edge. The edge is oriented to supply a reflected light from the exterior face back through the exterior face. A light is arranged near the first surface opposite the interior. The light is configured to selectively shine light into the lens from outside the interior and supplement the reflected light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Apolo Zeus Escudero-Uribe, Christian Javier Enriquez-Cervantes, Alejandro Hernandez Gonzalez-Barcena
  • Patent number: 10900494
    Abstract: What is needed is a system that a system that may allow a consumer to adapt a light source to customize a room. Accordingly, the present disclosure relates to a system that may be adapted to a range of features, wherein the system may convey a preference for a sport, sports team, college, or other source of fandom. In some embodiments, a sport cover may be integrated with a feature, such as a fan, wall mount, chandelier, or lamp. In some aspects, the sport cover may comprise a range of customizable attributes, such as colors, sounds, images, and sport cover types. According to the present disclosure, a consumer may change out the light fixture on the fan to with an adaptable or convertible sports cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Donn R. Holder
  • Patent number: 10899227
    Abstract: Disclosed is a touch display device and a manufacture method thereof. The touch display device includes a display panel and a touch module stacked together. The touch module includes a first electrode layer, a light absorbing layer and a second electrode layer sequentially stacked on a surface of the display panel. The first electrode layer includes a plurality of first touch electrodes arranged at intervals in a first direction; the light absorbing layer includes a plurality of first sub-light absorbing layers arranged at intervals in the first direction; at least one of the plurality of first sub-light absorbing layers corresponds to at least one of the plurality of first touch electrodes and is on a side of a corresponding first touch electrode facing away from the display panel; and the second electrode layer includes a plurality of second touch electrodes arranged at intervals in a second direction; the first direction intersects the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Puyu Qi
  • Patent number: 10900636
    Abstract: This light flux control member comprises an incidence surface, an emission surface, and a plurality of protruding strips. The plurality of protruding strips are disposed approximately perpendicularly to a central axis. When the section perpendicular to the central axis of the incidence surface has the shape of an ellipse, at least some of the plurality of protruding strips are disposed outside a recessed part in the minor axis direction of the ellipse and along the minor axis direction. When the section of the emission surface has the shape of an ellipse, at least some of the plurality of protruding strips are disposed outside the recessed part in the major axis direction of the ellipse and along the major axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Enplas Corporation
    Inventor: Toshihiko Mochida
  • Patent number: 10900650
    Abstract: A fixing frame, a light-emitting decorative assembly, and a decorative light is disclosed, wherein a fixing frame contains a mounting portion and a support portion disposed on the mounting portion; one or both of the mounting portion and the support portion is/are arranged with a wire having light-emitting components; the light-emitting decorative assembly has a decorative piece and a fixing frame, and the decorative piece is removably mounted on the fixing frame; the decorative light has a support and a plurality of light-emitting decorative assemblies fixed on the support; fixing frames are fixed on the supporting frame. The fixing frame is used to mount the decorative piece, while the wire is arranged on the fixing frame, yet the wire and the decorative piece has no direct contact that results in tangling. As such, the decorative piece can be easily mount and dismount, and can be easily replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Peijun Wang
  • Patent number: 10897113
    Abstract: A lamp cap can include: a metal shell; an insulating base disposed on the metal shell; an elastic connecting mechanism disposed on the insulating base, wherein the elastic connecting mechanism can include a first metal element connected to the insulating base, a second metal element disposed opposite to the first metal element, and a spring disposed between the first metal element and the second metal element and configured for supporting the second metal element and electrically communicating the first metal element and the second metal element, a main part of the second metal element can extend into the metal shell, when the main part of the second metal element is pressed by a threaded portion of a bulb, the spring can be compressed and the second metal element is movable relative to the insulating base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: NINGBO WELL ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Guolin Yu
  • Patent number: 10883707
    Abstract: Lighting devices and methods of manufacture are described. A lighting device includes first wires and second wires. Each of the first wires has a first longitudinal axis and a bent section. Each of the second wires has a second longitudinal axis and a bent section. The first wires and the second wires intersect one another within intersection regions. The first longitudinal axis and the second longitudinal axis are in the same plane. The bent section of each of the first wires is arranged in one of the intersection regions. The bent section of each of the second wires is arranged between two intersection regions. A predefined minimum distance is provided between the first wires and the second wires in the intersection regions. The lighting device further includes light-emitting elements electrically coupled to the first wires and the second wires at the intersection regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Florent Monestier, Christian Kleijnen
  • Patent number: 10886785
    Abstract: Disclosed is a refrigerator for uniformly illuminating an inner space thereof. The refrigerator includes a cabinet including a storage compartment having a predetermined size, a shelf installed in the storage compartment, the shelf including a light source unit for illuminating an inside of the storage compartment, a transmitter connected to an external power supply for wirelessly transmitting power, the transmitter having a primary resonance frequency within a predetermined range, and a receiver for wirelessly receiving the power from the transmitter so as to supply the power to the light source unit of the shelf, the transmitter transmitting the power to the receiver using a secondary resonance frequency generated when the receiver is located close to the transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seonghun Lee, Byungsang Jung, Hwanyong Kim, Seungje Park, Sangdoo Ha, Yongjun Son, Seonwook Park, Jaesung Yang, Wonbok Lee, Gyoocheol Choi, Joonggil Jeong
  • Patent number: 10852470
    Abstract: A planar illumination device according to an embodiment includes a light guide plate, light sources, and a fixation member with a strip shape. The light guide plate outputs light that is incident on a side surface thereof from one principal surface among two principal surfaces thereof. The light sources face the side surface, are arrayed to be spaced apart in a longitudinal direction of the side surface, and have light-emitting surfaces that emit light that is incident on the side surface. The fixation member is arranged between the light guide plate and another member and fixes the light guide plate to the other member. The fixation member is bonded to regions on the light guide plate that are each located anteriorly between two adjacent light sources in mutually different combinations and that are located to be spaced apart in an array direction of the light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI INC.
    Inventor: Kazumasa Adachi
  • Patent number: 10851984
    Abstract: A showcase lamp includes a lamp body having a light-emitting module therein, and the lamp body is externally provided with a first terminal draw out from the light-emitting module; and at least one upright stanchion, the upper end of the upright stanchion supports the lamp body, and the lower end of the upright stanchion can be detachably fixed on the showcase to be installed; wherein the upright stanchion is a hollow rod, and the upper end of the at least one upright stanchion is provided with a second terminal for communicating with the first terminal, and the lower end of the upright stanchion is provided with a third terminal for connecting external power supply or for interconnecting with adjacent lamps, the upright stanchion is built-in with wires connecting the second terminal and the third terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignees: Self Electronics Co., Ltd., Self Electronics USA Corp.
    Inventors: Chengke Zhang, Zuping He
  • Patent number: 10845036
    Abstract: A dual-color light string comprising a first insulated electrical wire cord, a second insulated electrical wire, two light-emitting diode devices (LED devices) and transparent glue. The first insulated electrical wire is partially exposed to form a first soldering section. The second insulated electrical wire is partially exposed to form a second soldering section. The two LED devices are respectively electrically connected to the first soldering section and the second soldering section, and the directions of bias of the two LED devices from the first soldering section to the second soldering section are opposite to each other; The transparent glue covers the two LED devices, the first soldering section and the soldering section, extends to partially cover a first insulating layer of the first insulated electrical wire and a second insulating layer of the second insulated electrical wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Blooming International Limited
    Inventors: Shu-Fa Shao, Johnny Chen
  • Patent number: 10845035
    Abstract: An LED mother-son lamp includes a mother lamp body and a son lamp body. The mother lamp body includes a mother lamp bracket a mother lamp head, and a mother lamp cover mounted on the mother lamp bracket. The interior of the mother lamp cover forms a receiving chamber for accommodating the son lamp body and having an opening downward. A positioning seat for pairing and mounting the son lamp body is provided on the mother lamp head. The son lamp body includes a son lamp bracket, a son lamp head and a son lamp cover mounted on the son lamp bracket. The son lamp head is located in the son lamp cover. The top of the son lamp bracket is provided with a quick mounting seat for detachable mounting with the positioning seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: DongGuan City General Success Industrial Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming Li
  • Patent number: 10837618
    Abstract: A vehicular lamp includes: a lens body including front and rear surfaces; and a light source provided at the rear of the lens body and emitting light rays that enter through the rear surface and are outputted through the front surface. The front surface includes a plurality of lens cuts that control a diffusion angle of light rays, at least one lens cut includes a first region and a second region, the lens body includes a reflection surface that internally reflects a portion of light rays that are to be outputted through the second region, the first region is a surface that controls the diffusion angle of direct light rays that are to be outputted through the first region, and the second region is a surface that controls the diffusion angle of the reflected light rays from the reflection surface which are to be outputted through the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dai Takiuchi, Yasuhiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10837453
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a fan module and an elongated lens. The fan module includes a housing and a cover plate having a plurality of apertures. The elongated lens includes a head portion that extends through one of the apertures of the cover plate. The head portion has a first dimension and a second dimension. The aperture also has a first dimension and a second dimension. The first dimension of the head portion is less than the first dimension of the aperture and is greater than the second dimension of the aperture. When the first dimension of the head portion is aligned with the first dimension of the aperture, the aperture permits the head portion to pass through the aperture. When the first dimension of the head portion is aligned with the second dimension of the aperture, the aperture prevents the head portion from passing through the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Yaw-Tzorng Tsorng, Chun Chang, Hsin-Chieh Lin