Patents Examined by Don Le
  • Patent number: 10397996
    Abstract: A lighting module configured to be powered by an external driver includes a light emitting diode (LED) array, and a control circuit configured to control current initially applied by the external driver to the LED array. A lighting system includes a driver configured to provide a constant current power supply and a plurality of lighting modules coupled to the driver. Each lighting module includes a light emitting diode (LED) array, and an integrated control module including an attenuator configured to attenuate current initially applied by the driver to the LED array in response to a received control signal, and a processor configured to generate the control signal to the attenuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Michael N. Gershowitz, Vladimir Odnoblyudov
  • Patent number: 10342098
    Abstract: A kit for illuminating a room includes a two-part contact switch mounted on a top edge of an interior surface of the door and a door rail contact mounted on a door track railing where the corresponding top edge rests when the door is completely opened. The door contact switch and the door rail contact switch are electrically connected to the light strip and a power source via a power adapter, respectively. When the door is completely opened, a contact plate of the door rail contact switch receives a plurality of spring-loaded contacts protruding from the door contact switch that completes a circuit, powers the light strip, in turn, illuminating the room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Ethan Spencer Porter
  • Patent number: 10254317
    Abstract: An Integrated Circuit (IC) as described herein may include a first logic circuit, a second logic circuit coupled to the first logic circuit via a level shifter, and a safe state circuit coupled to the first logic circuit and to a first input of a logic gate. For example, a second input of the logic gate may be coupled to an output of the level shifter, and an output of the logic gate may be coupled to the second logic circuit. The safe state circuit may further include a front-end portion; a reversible current mirror portion coupled to the front-end portion; and a voltage-level translation portion coupled to the reversible current mirror portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Ivan Carlos Ribeiro do Nascimento
  • Patent number: 10251225
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a light emitting diode (LED) module and a control circuit. The control substrate comprises at least one essential circuit component and at least one non-essential circuit component. The device also includes a multi-mode power supply configured to supply power to the LED module and the control circuit. The multi-mode power supply comprises: (i) a primary power supply component configured to supply power to the at least one essential circuit component, the LED module, and the at least one non-essential circuit component; and (ii) a secondary power supply component configured to supply power to only the at least one essential circuit component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Joseph J. Witkowski, Joseph R. Casper, Christopher D. Nolan, Benjamin David Vollmer
  • Patent number: 10249578
    Abstract: Devices and methods for resisting or preventing physical tampering of electronic components are described. A tamper resistant apparatus comprises a tampering sensor having a surface at which a first and second conductive portion are disposed. A core-shell particle (or a plurality of particles) is disposed on the surface of the tampering sensor. The core-shell particle has a liquid metallic core and a shell surrounding the core. When tampering occurs, forces associated with the tampering cause the core-shell particle to rupture. The released metallic core material can form a conductive pathway between the first and second conductive portions of the tampering sensor. The tampering sensor triggers a security response when the first and second conductive portions are electrically connected to each other by the metallic material from the ruptured core-shell particle(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric J. Campbell, Sarah K. Czaplewski, Joseph Kuczynski, Timothy J. Tofil, Jason T. Wertz, Jing Zhang
  • Patent number: 10251227
    Abstract: A clocked electronic energy converter having an electronic switching element, at least two electrical energy storage devices, a terminal for connecting an electrical energy source, a terminal for connecting an electrical energy sink, a clock generator for controlling and operating the electronic switching element during switching operation and an adjusting unit which provides a first signal for adjusting the power-to-be-transmitted by the energy converter, is disclosed. The clock generator is designed to adjust the power-to-be-transmitted by the energy converter in a first output range by means of the switch-on time of the electronic switching element and, in a second output range in which the power-to-be-transmitted by the energy converter is less than in the first output range, to adjust the power-to-be-transmitted by the energy converter in the second output range by a combination of the switch-on time and the supplemental switch-off time, the supplemental switch-off time being constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Siegfried Mayer, Olaf Busse, Christof Schwarzfischer, Maximilian Gerber
  • Patent number: 10242321
    Abstract: Repeat-Until-Success (RUS) circuits are compiled in a Clifford+T basis by selecting a suitable cyclotomic integer approximation of a target rotation so that the rotation is approximated within a predetermined precision. The cyclotomic integer approximation is randomly modified until a modified value can be expanded into a single-qubit unitary matrix by solving one or more norm equations. The matrix is then expanded into a two-qubit unitary matrix of special form, which is then decomposed into an optimal two-qubit Clifford+T circuit. A two-qubit RUS circuit using a primary qubit and an ancillary qubit is then obtained based on the latter decomposition. An alternate embodiment is disclosed that keeps the total T-depth of the derived circuit small using at most 3 additional ancilla qubits. Arbitrary unitary matrices defined over the cyclotomic field of 8th roots of unity are implemented with RUS circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Alexei Bocharov, Krysta M. Svore, Martin Roetteler
  • Patent number: 10244599
    Abstract: A system for and method of regulating the current through a string of LEDs using differential current regulating circuits such that certain segments of the string produce more light output than other segments to regulate the color temperature of the total light output by the string such that a warm dim function may be enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Kichler Lighting LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Tyson, Joseph John Janos
  • Patent number: 10237952
    Abstract: An LED fixture includes at least one LED; an electrical power terminal, electrically connected to the LED, the electrical power terminal for electrically connecting the LED to an LED driver, a storage device for storing data in relation to the LED, and a data processing device, electrically connected to the storage device for storing data in the storage device and reading data therefrom, the data processing device being arranged and connected for providing data communication via at least one of the electrical power terminal and the LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: EldoLab Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Marc Saes, Petrus Johannes Maria Welten
  • Patent number: 10236882
    Abstract: Described are integrated-circuit die with differential receivers, the inputs of which are coupled to external signal pads. Termination legs coupled to the signal pads support multiple termination topologies. These termination legs can support adjustable impedances, capacitances, or both, which may be controlled using an integrated memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Rambus Inc.
    Inventor: Huy Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10231307
    Abstract: A system and method for operating one or more light emitting devices is disclosed. In one example, the intensity of light provided by the one or more light emitting devices is adjusted responsive to current feedback from the one or more light emitting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Phoseon Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Salvatore Battaglia
  • Patent number: 10224934
    Abstract: A method of configuring a programmable integrated circuit device. A channel source within the virtual fabric is configured to receive input data from a first kernel outside of the virtual fabric and on the programmable integrated circuit device, and a channel sink within the virtual fabric is configured to transmit output data to the first kernel. The configuring of the channel source is modified such that the channel source receives input data from a second kernel in response to detecting a change in operation of the programmable integrated circuit device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Altera Corporation
    Inventors: Doris Tzu Lang Chen, Deshanand Singh
  • Patent number: 10219336
    Abstract: Disclosed is an LED lighting apparatus which includes LED groups and emits light in response to a change of a rectified voltage. The LED lighting apparatus includes a balancing circuit which controls the rectified voltage to be applied to the LED groups in parallel or series to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SILICON WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gyeong Sik Mun, Ki Soo Kwon
  • Patent number: 10219343
    Abstract: In an example, a controller that controls one or more light-emitting diodes (LEDs), wherein the controller is configured to receive an output voltage from a secondary transformer winding of a transformer, and receive first information across a galvanic isolation barrier, wherein the first information includes a desired LED brightness. The controller is further configured to receive second information across the galvanic isolation barrier, and the second information includes an output voltage of an auxiliary transformer winding; The controller may control the one or more LEDs based on the first information, and also control the output voltage of a secondary transformer winding and the output voltage of the auxiliary transformer winding based on the first information and the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Austria AG
    Inventors: Marcus Schaemann, Tiam Poh Lau
  • Patent number: 10212800
    Abstract: A linear accelerator head for use in a medical radiation therapy system can include a housing, an electron generator configured to emit electrons along a beam path, and a microwave generation assembly. The linear accelerator head may include a waveguide that is configured to contain a standing or travelling microwave. The waveguide can include a plurality of cells that are disposed adjacent one another, wherein each of the plurality of cells may define an aperture configured to receive electrons therethrough. The linear accelerator head can further include a converter and a primary collimator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: RadiaBeam Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Agustsson, Robert Berry, Salime Boucher, Josiah Hartzell, Sergey Kutsaev, Jacob McNevin, Avinash Verma
  • Patent number: 10212786
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a vehicle lighting device includes a first circuit portion that has at least one light emitting element and a first resistor connected in series to the light emitting element; a second circuit portion that is connected in parallel to the first circuit portion and has at least a control portion; and a third circuit portion that is connected in series to the first circuit portion and the second circuit portion, and has at least one light emitting element. The control portion measures an input voltage and causes a current to flow through the third circuit portion in a case where the measured input voltage is a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Kosugi, Atsushi Heike
  • Patent number: 10212769
    Abstract: The invention provides a driver circuit, an LED lighting tube and a method for providing a controlled DC output power. An open loop control is used for controlling the DC output power in the case that a voltage of an AC input power is in a first voltage range. A closed loop control is used for controlling the DC output power in the case that the voltage of the AC input power is in a second voltage range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: LEDVANCE GMBH
    Inventors: Shaoping Chen, ShiYu Ding, Hui Ye
  • Patent number: 10204875
    Abstract: Exemplary systems and methods for inhibiting backend access to an integrated circuit are provided including latch-up circuits triggered by photons, electrons, and ions to create catastrophic failures in integrated circuits. Exemplary systems include latch-up circuits with floating gate bit cells which, when triggered, close the latch-up circuits so that the latch-up circuits can amplify current in a positive feedback loop to create a short circuit to inhibit unauthorized individuals from probing or modifying an integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Matthew Kay, Matthew Gadlage, Adam Duncan, Brett Hamilton, Brett Werner, Austin Roach
  • Patent number: 10199334
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method for manufacturing a digital circuit is described comprising forming a modified RS master latch with an output for outputting an output signal comprising forming two field effect transistors which are virtually identical wherein the two formed field effect transistors are connected to each other in an RS latch type configuration and the respective threshold voltages of the two field effect transistors are set to be different from each other so that the output signal of the modified RS master latch in response to an RS latch forbidden input transition has a predetermined defined logic state, forming an RS slave latch having a set input and a reset input and connecting the set input or the reset input of the RS-slave latch to the output of the modified RS master latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Thomas Kuenemund, Berndt Gammel
  • Patent number: 10200044
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a semiconductor device that includes a first transistor unit coupled to the data terminal, and a plurality of second transistor units coupled to the calibration terminal. The first transistor unit includes a plurality of first transistors having a first conductivity type connected in parallel to each other so that an impedance of the first transistor unit is adjustable. Each of the second transistor units includes a plurality of second transistors having the first conductivity type connected in parallel to each other so that an impedance of each of the second transistor units is adjustable. The semiconductor device further includes an impedance control circuit that reflects the impedance of each of the second transistor units to the first transistor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Longitude Licensing Limited
    Inventor: Kentaro Hara