Patents Examined by Donald L Raleigh
  • Patent number: 10845653
    Abstract: A method of producing liquid crystal display panels includes a sealing material application step of applying sealing material on a first substrate to define regions, a vacuum assembling step of assembling a second substrate to the first substrate in a vacuum, an atmospheric pressure pressing step of pressing the first substrate and the second substrate under atmospheric pressure, an ultraviolet curing step of irradiating ultraviolet rays to the sealing material, a thermal curing step of heating the sealing material, a cutting step of cutting the assembled first and second substrates into pieces for each of the regions that are defined by the sealing material and forming pairs of substrates each of which including the region surrounded by the sealing material, and a liquid crystal injecting step of injecting liquid crystals. In the sealing material application step, the sealing material that defines the regions is applied in a closed loop form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kohshiroh Taniike
  • Patent number: 10837619
    Abstract: An optical system for a multi-color, multi-emitter LED-based lighting device can include a lens array. The lens array can include a number of color-mixing rod members extending parallel to each other along an optical axis, the color-mixing rod members being arranged and spaced so that the rear end of each color-mixing rod member aligns with a different one of the emitters. A beam-forming section can be formed at the front ends of the color mixing rod members. The beam-forming section can include nonplanar (e.g., convex or concave) front surface features, each nonplanar front surface feature being aligned with a front end of a corresponding one of the color-mixing rod members. The beam-forming section and color-mixing rod members can be formed as a unitary structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: LedEngin, Inc.
    Inventor: Wu Jiang
  • Patent number: 10829688
    Abstract: Disclosed are an aluminate fluorescent material having a high light emission intensity, and a light emitting device using the same. The aluminate fluorescent material includes a composition represented by the following formula (I). X1pEutMgqMnrAlsOp+t+q+r+1.5s??(I) wherein X1 represents at least one element selected from the group consisting of Ba, Sr, and Ca; and p, q, r, s, and t each satisfy 0.5?p?1.0, 0?q<0.6, 0.4<r?0.7, 8.5?s?13.0, 0<t<0.3, 0.5<p+t?1.2, and 0.4<q+r?1.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuya Nishimata, Tomokazu Yoshida, Shoji Hosokawa
  • Patent number: 10829033
    Abstract: A header for an agricultural vehicle including a frame having lateral ends and an automatic lighting system having at least one light connected to the frame and at least one sensor connected to the frame and configured for sensing a level of light and providing a signal indicative of the level of light. The header also includes an electronic control unit operably connected to the at least one light and the at least one sensor. The electronic control unit being configured for automatically operating the at least one light upon receiving the signal of the at least one sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Preston L. McKinney, Nathaniel Smith, Cory D. Hunt
  • Patent number: 10833230
    Abstract: A wavelength converting member comprising a first wavelength converting layer containing: a first fluorescent material having a light emission peak wavelength in a range of 620 nm or more and 660 nm or less; a second fluorescent material having a light emission peak wavelength in a range of 510 nm or more and 560 nm or less; and a resin, wherein the average particle diameter, as measured according to a Fisher Sub-Sieve Sizer method, of the first fluorescent material is in a range of 2 ?m or more and 30 ?m or less, wherein the second fluorescent material comprises a ?-SiAlON fluorescent material, the circularity of the ?-SiAlON fluorescent material is 0.7 or more, and the volume average particle diameter, as measured according to a laser diffraction scattering particle size distribution measuring method, of the ?-SiAlON fluorescent material is in a range of 2 ?m or more and 30 ?m or less, and wherein the thickness of the first wavelength converting layer is in a range of 50 ?m or more and 200 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Aoyagi, Takashi Kaide, Takuya Nakabayashi, Tetsuya Ishikawa, Shoji Hosokawa
  • Patent number: 10823388
    Abstract: Provided is a lighting subassembly that includes a printed circuit board having one or more lighting elements thereon and a single through-hole at a center region thereof for air flow, a lens to cover the one or more lighting elements, and an overmold body covering the lighting assembly. The overmold body secures the lens in place and covers a back surface of the printed circuit board opposite the one or more lighting elements and includes a plurality of through-holes corresponding to the through-hole of the printed circuit board. A vent is also included in the lighting subassembly and is disposed adjacent to the through-hole of the printed circuit board in between the overmold body and the printed circuit board, configured to only allow air to flow therethrough such that the through-holes and the vent together create a venting system to allow airflow through the lighting subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: CURRENT LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Luigi Tavernese, Brian Morgan Spahnie, Robert Spivock
  • Patent number: 10825870
    Abstract: A pixel structure and a display device are provided. The pixel structure includes: a plurality of elements in an array, wherein each of the elements includes at least one pixel unit, and each of the pixel unit includes four sub-pixels in array, the four sub-pixels including one first sub-pixel in a first color, one second sub-pixel in a second color, and two third sub-pixels in a third color, wherein the first sub-pixel and the second sub-pixel are at diagonal positions in the pixel unit, and the two third sub-pixels are at the other diagonal positions in the pixel unit; and a plurality of the sub-pixels in two adjacent pixel units include at least one sub-pixel group, the sub-pixel group including two adjacent sub-pixels in the same color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: Chengdu BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Panting He, Fengli Ji, Ju Mei
  • Patent number: 10823380
    Abstract: A flexible lighting tube and universal architectural mounting system for lighting upon municipal utility poles. The mounting system is a bracket having the form of an inverted track to receive a lighting tube. The bracket may have a base and plurality of flanges used to either hold the lighting tube or attach to a pole. The base and flanges form a U-like shape and are made from a flexible material allowing the bracket to be shaped to conform to a pole to which it attaches. A foam layer may be inserted between the bracket and tube to inhibit unintended disconnection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Labyrinth Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Theodore J. Stegeman
  • Patent number: 10821889
    Abstract: A vehicle interior component is disclosed. The component may comprise a composite structure comprising a substrate and light guide and surface/cover with holes/pattern of apertures configured for illumination (by a light source/module) to provide an interface/display (with decorative and/or instrumentation region). The light guide may comprise a resin material formed as the set of projections in the pattern of apertures. The cover may comprise a decorative layer with backing configured to provide a visual/surface effect (e.g. natural material, wood veneer, etc.); the display may present a visual/decorative effect when illuminated at the pattern of apertures/light guide. The interface/display at the surface (by illuminated light guide/pattern of holes) may present indicia for a vehicle system and/or decorative effect. The component may comprise a trim/trim panel, instrument panel/dashboard, door panel/armrest, console, overhead trim/headliner, pillar/structure, seat, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Shanghai Yanfeng Inqiao Automotive Trim Systems Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Anthony DeGrote, Christopher Kring, Scott Allen Hansen
  • Patent number: 10818869
    Abstract: A top-emitting type organic electroluminescent device, a manufacturing method thereof and a display apparatus are disclosed. The top-emitting type organic electroluminescent device includes an anode, an organic functional layer and a cathode that are sequentially stacked. The cathode includes a transparent metal layer disposed on a surface of the organic functional layer facing away from the anode, and a transparent metal oxide layer disposed on a surface of the transparent metal layer facing away from the organic functional layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Can Zhang, Jing Lv
  • Patent number: 10816719
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. The display device of the present invention comprises: a display panel; a frame positioned at the back of the display panel; a main optical assembly positioned on the frame between the display panel and the frame; and a side optical assembly positioned on the frame between the display panel and the frame, and positioned adjacent to the main optical assembly, wherein the frame comprises: a bottom forming a lower surface; and a side support extending from the bottom toward one side of the display panel, wherein: the side support is closer to the display panel than the bottom; the main optical assembly is positioned on the bottom; and the side optical assembly can be positioned on the side support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Woongjoon Hwang, Jeonghwan Hwang, Hyongil Kil, Minho Kim, Jinsin Park, Heumseok Baek, Yongmin Jung, Juyoung Joung
  • Patent number: 10816717
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a backlight module, a display device and a terminal, in the field of display technology. The backlight module includes a back plate, a light guide plate and at least one elastic mechanism. The back plate includes a base plate and a lateral plate. The light guide plate is stacked on the base plate. The elastic mechanism is between a side surface of the light guide plate and the lateral plate, and the elastic mechanism is connected to the side surface of the light guide plate and the lateral plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Beijing BOE Chatani Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qilin Li, Guowei Li, Tengfei Lou
  • Patent number: 10811212
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include vacuum electronic devices and methods of fabricating a vacuum electronic device. In a non-limiting embodiment, a vacuum electronic device includes an electrode that defines discrete support structures therein. A first film layer is disposed on the electrode about a periphery of the electrode and on the support structures. A second film layer is disposed on the first film layer. The second film layer includes electrically conductive grid lines patterned therein that are supported by and suspended between the support structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Modern Electron, LLC
    Inventors: Max N. Mankin, Chloe A. M. Fabien, Gary D. Foley, Andrew T. Koch, William Kokonaski, Andrew R. Lingley, Tony S. Pan, Yong Sun
  • Patent number: 10808902
    Abstract: A degree of freedom of upper and lower widths of an area in which light is emitted is secured such that a slim type head lamp is implemented. Further, a slim type lamp apparatus for a vehicle, in which a low beam and a high beam are implemented at the same lighting portion, and an overall size of an optical system is reduced such that it is advantageous to configure a package of an optical system, is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jung Wook Lim, Seung Hyeok Chang, Ki Hong Lee, Byoung Suk Ahn
  • Patent number: 10808917
    Abstract: An enclosure for a luminaire includes a plastic elongated main body that extents along an axis between a first end and a second end. A first compartment is disposed proximate the first end and a second compartment is disposed proximate the second end. A wall extends orthogonal to the axis and partitions the first compartment from the second compartment. The wall includes an aperture that provides communication between the first compartment and the second compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph Harris, Anthony Sinphay, Marty Knox
  • Patent number: 10809443
    Abstract: Techniques for creating, configuring, and employing diffusion light devices are presented. Such light device(s) can comprise or be associated with a light management component (LMC) that can employ sensors to monitor environmental conditions in a defined area of people or vehicles, and a diffusion component that can diffuse or otherwise process light. At a least a portion of the diffusion component and/or a light component can be formed of a fabric that can emit light and/or diffuse light. LMC can enhance function of the light device to manage diffusion of light or perform other tasks to enhance user experience and safety and security of people or vehicles. Based on results of analyzing sensor data relating to the conditions, LMC can determine and facilitate implementing an adjustment(s) to a parameter(s) of the diffusion component or light component to achieve desired emission or diffusion of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: RESILIENCE MAGNUM IP, PLLC
    Inventors: Steven Rosen, Ronald Cozean, Eric Allen, David Edward Mordetzky, Megan Horvath, Anthony John Pyros, John Elwood, Michael Chang, Elie Attarian
  • Patent number: 10800325
    Abstract: An illumination system and method include a first wall. A light source is mounted on the first wall. The light source is configured to emit light. A second wall is spaced from the first wall. An aperture is formed through the second wall. The aperture is configured to restrict the light. A third wall is spaced from the second wall. The third wall includes a feature. The light source is configured to emit the light through the aperture onto the feature of the third wall to illuminate the feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Samuel A. Foley, Jonathan Blanchard, William H. Maclay
  • Patent number: 10801700
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for providing an output beam are disclosed. The devices, systems and methods can employ a light source (802) configured to output light and a plurality of lenses (702). The lenses include a first lens (704) having a first freeform surface configured to receive the light and a second freeform surface configured to transmit the light towards a second lens (706) of the plurality of lenses. The second lens (706)5 includes a third freeform surface configured to receive the light from the second freeform surface and includes a fourth freeform surface configured to transmit the light out of the second lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Signify Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Peter Isaac Goldstein
  • Patent number: 10804069
    Abstract: A photocathode can include a body fabricated of a wide bandgap semiconductor material, a metal layer, and an alkali halide photocathode emitter. The body may have a thickness of less than 100 nm and the alkali halide photocathode may have a thickness less than 10 nm. The photocathode can be illuminated with a dual wavelength scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Katerina Ioakeimidi, Gildardo R. Delgado, Michael E. Romero, Frances Hill, Rudy F. Garcia
  • Patent number: 10791783
    Abstract: There is provided lighted headgear having various configurations, components thereof, and other accessories combined therewith. Also provided are a light module and a battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Waters Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Waters