Patents Examined by Daniel D. Chang
  • Patent number: 11418657
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode (LED) is made brighter when the turning-on is controlled by a central processing unit (CPU) than when the turning-on is controlled by a local area network (LAN) controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuya Hasegawa, Makoto Arima, Satoru Ikeda, Yoshikazu Sato, Kazuhiro Oyoshi
  • Patent number: 11419201
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing dynamic lighting are provided. In an exemplary aspect, one or more characteristics of light provided from a lighting device or a group of lighting devices changes over time to shape the environment of an indoor space according to dynamic lighting instructions. Dynamic lighting may improve the health or wellbeing of individuals in an indoor space, for example, by simulating an outdoor environment to reduce stress, by providing circadian entrainment to improve sleep and wakefulness, or the like. Other aspects of the present disclosure enable lighting devices to provide light that is synchronized with one or more other devices and does not significantly drift over time so that the lighting devices can provide seamless dynamic lighting experiences that shape the environment of an indoor space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries Lighting LLC
    Inventors: Ronald W. Bessems, Matthew Brian Deese, Kory Alexander Liszt, John W. Frailey, Shane Michael O'Donnell, Ronald Lee Fienberg, Thomas Richard Hinds, Gary David Trott
  • Patent number: 11411544
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a phase shifter including: a first substrate and a second substrate. The first substrate includes a reference electrode and a signal electrode, and the signal electrode includes a main structure and multiple branch structures. The second substrate includes multiple patch electrodes, and the multiple patch electrodes are arranged in a one-to-one correspondence with the multiple branch structures to form multiple variable capacitors. The phase shifter has a first region, and a second region and a third region which are respectively provided on two sides of the first region; and for any two of variable capacitors located on a same side of the first region, an overlap area of patch electrode and branch structure of a variable capacitor close to the first region is greater than or equal to that of a variable capacitor away from the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jia Fang, Hai Yu
  • Patent number: 11410026
    Abstract: Provided are a neuromorphic circuit having a three-dimensional stack structure and a semiconductor device including the neuromorphic circuit. The semiconductor device includes a first semiconductor layer including one or more synaptic cores, each synaptic core including neural circuits arranged to perform neuromorphic computation. A second semiconductor layer is stacked on the first semiconductor layer and includes an interconnect forming a physical transfer path between synaptic cores. A third semiconductor layer is stacked on the second semiconductor layer and includes one or more synaptic cores. At least one through electrode is formed, through which information is transferred between the first through third semiconductor layers. Information from a first synaptic core in the first semiconductor layer is transferred to a second synaptic core in the third semiconductor layer via the one of more through electrodes and an interconnect of the second semiconductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woo-Yeong Cho, Seong-Il O, Hak-Soo Yu, Min-Su Choi
  • Patent number: 11405997
    Abstract: The chroma of a specific color can be emphasized with respect to an object without affecting the color of illumination light. An illumination light generator generates illumination light to be radiated to the object by adding or subtracting, to or from a reference illumination light spectrum that is an illumination spectrum serving as a reference, an element spectrum in accordance with designated conditions with respect to chroma adjustment from among a plurality of element spectra that are spectra for being added or subtracted to or from the reference illumination light spectrum and for performing chroma emphasis of a specific color without affecting an illumination light color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaru Tsuchida, Kaoru Hiramatsu, Kunio Kashino
  • Patent number: 11406003
    Abstract: In response to receiving a lighting system element request message from a gateway to detect a subset or all wireless RF floor beacons in the space, a lighting system element receives via a local wireless communication network, a respective floor beacon identification message including a detected respective wireless RF beacon identifier transmitted from a detected respective wireless RF floor beacon. The lighting system element determines a respective RF signal strength between the detected respective wireless RF floor beacon from the respective lighting system element based on the respective floor beacon identification message. The lighting system elements transmits, via the local wireless communication network, to the gateway a respective lighting system element report message including the detected respective wireless RF beacon identifier of the detected respective wireless RF floor beacon, the respective RF signal strength, and the respective lighting system element identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Sajin George, Mitri J. Abou-Rizk, Emanuel Paul Malandrakis, Sean Serpa
  • Patent number: 11405993
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighting device which is operable in two modes. In a first operating mode the flux of a lighting effect having a specified chromaticity is rendered based on the maximum (luminous) flux at which the chromaticity can be rendered by the lighting device. This can cause the maximum (luminous) flux across a range of colors that the lighting device can render to vary greatly. For example, a white color may be rendered at a far greater intensity than a primary color. In a second operating mode the specified chromaticity is rendered based on a predetermined maximum (luminous) flux for that specified chromaticity, or a color range that it is comprised in, or a predetermined maximum (luminous) flux for one or more color channels that are used in combination to render the light effect. This reduces the differences in maximum (luminous) flux of lighting effects rendered across the range of colors that are rendered by the lighting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Dragan Sekulovski, Berend Jan Willem Ter Weeme, Antonie Leonardus Johannes Kamp, Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu
  • Patent number: 11382195
    Abstract: Techniques and devices are provided for sensing image data from a scene and activating primary light sources based on information sensed from the scene. Subsets of a plurality of primary light sources may be activated to emit sensing spectrum of light onto a scene. Combined image data may be sensed from the scene while the subsets of the plurality of primary light sources are activated. Reflectance information for the scene may be determined based on the combined image data and combined sensing spectra. Spectrum optimization criteria for the primary light sources may be determined based on the reference information and a desired output parameter provided by a user or determined by a controller. The plurality of primary light sources may be activated to emit a lighting spectrum based on the spectrum optimization criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Wouter Soer, Willem Sillevis-Smitt
  • Patent number: 11367955
    Abstract: A multi-band antenna is capable of transmitting/receiving electromagnetic waves at least in a first wavelength band of a first center wavelength ?1 and a second wavelength band of a second center wavelength ?2, which is shorter than the first center wavelength ?1, the multi-band antenna including at least one antenna unit, wherein the at least one antenna unit includes: a first radiation conductor; and a first ground conductor spaced apart from the first radiation conductor with a dielectric having a relative dielectric constant ?r interposed therebetween, wherein: the first radiation conductor and the first ground conductor each have a planar shape having a pair of opposing first sides; and a distance Lrf1 between the pair of opposing first sides of the first radiation conductor and a distance Lg1 between the pair of opposing sides of the first ground conductor satisfy expressions below: 0.2?1/?r1/2?Lrf1?0.7?1/?r1/2; and 0.7?2/?r1/2?Lg1?1.75?2/?r1/2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasunori Takaki, Masato Enoki
  • Patent number: 11355517
    Abstract: An AND or OR logic device has multiple layers of ferromagnetic material separated from each other by non-magnetic layers of electrically conductive material of atomic thickness, sufficient to generate anti-magnetic response in a magnetized layer. The anti-magnetic response in a layer below a layer magnetized with a polarity is summed in a region which is coupled to an output, the output generating at least one of a AND or OR logic function on applied input magnetization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Ceremorphic, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkat Mattela, Sanghamitra Debroy, Santhosh Sivasubramani, Amit Acharyya
  • Patent number: 11350507
    Abstract: A lighting device including a light source, one or more input devices, and an electronic processor. The electronic processor is configured to receive an input to illuminate the light source at a first illumination intensity value associated with a first operating mode and operate the light source at the first illumination intensity value based on the received input. The electronic processor is further configured to initiate a ramp-down operation of the light source from the first illumination intensity value. The electronic processor is further configured to receive a first mode change input to change from the first operation mode to a second operating mode at a first time, wherein a second illumination intensity value is associated with the second operating mode, and, in response to receiving the first mode change input, control the output of the light source to output a third illumination intensity value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Kuta, Gary Lee McMurray
  • Patent number: 11342682
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to a reflector device, having a first conductive layer of substrate, a dielectric layer of substrate, and a second conductive layer patterned with a first and a second set of frequency selective elements configured to reflect an incident electromagnetic radiation beam into a plurality of reflected beams at phase angles different from that of the incident electromagnetic radiation beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventors: Chiara Pelletti, Maha Achour
  • Patent number: 11343893
    Abstract: A method for controlling at least two light-emitting diodes connected in series of a circuit assembly of a lighting device may include supplying the light-emitting diodes with a specifiable current by means of a controllable current source unit. The method may include connecting a bypass element in parallel with at least one of the light emitting diodes. The method may include detecting an electric supply voltage to the series circuit of the light-emitting diodes and the current source circuit, and controlling an electric conductivity of the bypass element based on the detected electric supply voltage and/or the light-emitting diode current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: OSRAM Beteiliungsverwaltung GmbH
    Inventor: Sebastian Jooss
  • Patent number: 11342905
    Abstract: A system comprises an electromagnetic pulse generation system that comprises a first pulse generation circuit, a second pulse generation circuit, and a mixing circuit. The electromagnetic pulse generation system is operable to output a first pulse generated by the first pulse generation circuit onto a first signal path, output a second pulse generated by the second pulse generation circuit onto the first signal path, generate a third pulse by mixing, via the mixing circuit, a fourth pulse generated by the first pulse generation circuit and a fifth pulse generated by the second pulse generation circuit, and output the third pulse on the first signal path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventors: Yonatan Cohen, Nissim Ofek, Itamar Sivan
  • Patent number: 11336016
    Abstract: An antenna (100) comprises a cavity (120) formed by a conductive plate (121) in a first horizontal conductive layer (221) of a multi-layer circuit board and a vertical sidewall formed by conductive vias (222) extending from the conductive plate (121). Further, the antenna (100) comprises an antenna patch (130) arranged in the cavity. The antenna patch (130) is formed in a second conductive layer (223) of the multi-layer circuit board and is peripherally surrounded by the vertical sidewall of the cavity (120).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Zhinong Ying, Kun Zhao
  • Patent number: 11330685
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method, device, terminal setting and readable storage medium for correcting mixed color. The method first acquiring color coordinates of standard mixed color and color coordinates of mixed color to be corrected, when the first difference coordinates of the two color coordinates exceed preset threshold, calculating a ratio of Y coordinate and X coordinate of the first difference coordinates to obtain first ratio, calculating coordinates difference between the first color coordinates and color coordinates of each monochromatic light to obtain difference coordinates to be processed, calculating ratios of Y coordinate and X coordinate of each difference coordinates to be processed to obtain ratios to be processed, selecting monochromatic light corresponding to a ratio to be processed with the smallest difference from the first ratio as monochromatic light to be adjusted, then realizing color correction by adjusting color channel value of the monochromatic light to be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU YAJIANG PHOTOELECTRIC EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhiman Chen, Rongfeng Huang, Guohai Wang
  • Patent number: 11324098
    Abstract: A garden lighting control system includes a power supply control box system for providing the power required by a plurality of connected garden lights, for changing the voltage properties of the provided power at different times, including changing the positive and negative polarity of the supply voltage, modulating the positive and negative polarity conversion frequency, and modulating the positive and negative polarity duty cycle. The garden lights identify the voltage positive and negative polarity, positive and negative polarity conversion frequency, positive and negative polarity duty cycle of the power received, and execute the pre-set lighting function of the garden lights to achieve multi-time-period zone lighting according to the function pre-selected for each garden light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Smart Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jerry Yang
  • Patent number: 11323120
    Abstract: An integrated circuit comprising a field programmable gate array including a plurality of logic tiles, wherein, during operation, each logic tile is configurable to connect with at least one other logic tile, and wherein each logic tile includes: (1) a normal operating mode and test mode, (2) an interconnect network including a plurality of multiplexers, wherein during operation, the interconnect network of each logic tile is configurable to connect with the interconnect network of at least one other logic tile in the normal operating mode and (3) bitcells to store data. The FPGA also includes control circuitry, electrically connected to each logic tile, to configure each logic tile in a test mode and enable concurrently writing configuration test data into each logic tile of the plurality of logic tiles when the FPGA is in the test mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Flex Logix Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Cheng C. Wang
  • Patent number: 11323119
    Abstract: A semiconductor device is provided. The semiconductor device includes first and second logic cells adjacent to each other on a substrate, and a mixed separation structure extending in a first direction between the first and second logic cells. Each logic cell includes first and second active fins that protrude from the substrate, the first and second active fins extending in a second direction intersecting the first direction and being spaced apart from each other in the first direction, and gate electrodes extending in the first direction and spanning the first and second active fins, and having a gate pitch. The mixed separation structure includes a first separation structure separating the first active fin of the first logic cell from the first active fin of the second logic cell; and a second separation structure on the first separation structure. A width of the first separation structure is greater than the gate pitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taejoong Song, Jungho Do, Seungyoung Lee, Jonghoon Jung
  • Patent number: 11321460
    Abstract: A logic circuit includes a data signal input, a computational module, a direct timing modulator and an amplitude and non-direct timing modulator. The data signal input inputs data signals. The computational module includes multiple logic elements interconnected to perform a logic function. The direct timing modulator modulates a propagation time of the input data signals from the data signal input to the computational unit, in accordance with a first set of control signals. The amplitude and non-direct timing modulator modulates the processing time of data signals by the computational module and the amplitude of data signals propagating through the computational module, in accordance with a second set of control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Bar-Ilan University
    Inventors: Alexander Fish, Osnat Keren, Yoav Weizman, Matan Elkoni