Patents Examined by Fatima Farokhrooz
  • Patent number: 10225906
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a semiconductor nanocrystal in a layer. The layer can be a monolayer of semiconductor nanocrystals. The monolayer can form a pattern on a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Seth Coe-Sullivan, Jonathan S. Steckel, LeeAnn Kim, Moungi G. Bawendi, Vladimir Bulovic
  • Patent number: 10187059
    Abstract: A light-emitting touch-switch device includes a first circuit board, a cap unit and a light-emitting element. The first circuit board is electrically coupled to a sensing chip. The cap unit is disposed on the first circuit board and that is at least partially made of an electrically conductive plastic material having a resistance of equal to or smaller than 1×105?. The cap unit and the first circuit board cooperate to define a receiving space. The light-emitting element is disposed in the receiving space and is electrically coupled to the first circuit board. A light-emitting touch-switch module including the light-emitting touch-switch device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignees: Lite-On Opto Technology (Changzhou) Co., Ltd., Lite-On Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Shuo-Hung Chen, Chin-Kuan Lin
  • Patent number: 10180234
    Abstract: An illumination optical system includes an illumination optical element that irradiates a predetermined area of an illumination target surface with light in a planar manner. The illumination optical element has an optical surface directed toward the illumination target surface. The optical surface has, in a perpendicular direction which is perpendicular to an optical axis, a plurality of refractive surfaces each of which refracts light toward the predetermined area and which are formed at a constant pitch determined by the predetermined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kentaro Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10168031
    Abstract: A lighting arrangement can include a mounting ring and a luminaire. The mounting ring can extend along a central longitudinal axis and have a plurality of tabs, a circular wall, and a plurality of locking arms. Each of the plurality of tabs can define a mounting aperture and the circular wall can interconnect the plurality of tabs. Each of the plurality of locking arms can project from the circular wall and include a circumferential portion extending about the axis. The luminaire can have a housing assembly and a light emitter and a plurality of posts. The mounting ring and the luminaire can be interconnected by moving the posts past distal ends of the locking arms along the axis and then rotating the mounting ring and the luminaire relative to one another in a first angular direction about the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Dave Boulanger, Maciej Nowakowski
  • Patent number: 10151869
    Abstract: An optical member includes: a light guide portion; a three-dimensional effect forming portion; and a multi-effect forming portion. The three-dimensional effect forming portion comprises multiple main patterns sequentially arranged on the first surface in a first direction and having respective inclined surfaces. The multiple main patterns guide an incident beam to a first surface direction or a second surface direction, thereby creating a line-shaped beam of a first path crossing at right angles to each pattern extension direction of the multiple patterns. The multi-effect forming portion comprises multiple optical patterns sequentially arranged in a second direction crossing a first direction and configured for converting a single line-shaped beam of the first path into multiple line-shaped beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Su Kim, Seung Jong Baek, Dong Hyun Lee, Jae Hyuk Jang
  • Patent number: 10139070
    Abstract: The invention relates to a light module (2) for a headlight, in particular a motor vehicle headlight, wherein the light module (2) comprises: one or more light sources (4), which is/are arranged on a light source carrier (5), at least one auxiliary optical unit (6), wherein said at least one auxiliary optical unit (6) can be fastened on the light source carrier (5) by means of an auxiliary optical unit carrier (7) such that the light sources (4), the light source carrier (5), the at least one auxiliary optical unit (6), and the auxiliary optical unit carrier (7) form a light source assembly (8), a secondary optical unit (9), which is arranged behind the at least one auxiliary optical unit (6), in the light exit direction, and is held by a secondary optical unit carrier (10), and wherein, in addition, an assembly carrier (11) is provided, relative to which the light source assembly (8) can be fastened, and wherein clamping means are provided, by means of which the light source assembly (8) can be detachabl
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ZKW GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Oliver Reitegger, Udo Maier
  • Patent number: 10132982
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a light guide plate, a backlight module and a display apparatus. The light guide plate includes a first surface and a second surface arranged opposite to the first surface. The second surface includes a network node region in which a plurality of network nodes are provided, so that light entering the light guide plate is capable of exiting from the first surface; and at least one protrusions, located at a region between an outer edge of the network node region of the second surface and an edge of the light guide plate, a height of the protrusion which projects from the second surface is larger than that of the network node which projects from the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BOE OPTICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weizhao Luo
  • Patent number: 10124718
    Abstract: An attachment device for a light strip on the tail or the nose of a motor vehicle is provided. The light strip is connected in a securely fixed manner at its free ends by attachment bolts. A further attachment bolt and a spring bias a central region of the light strip toward the vehicle, but permit limited movement of the light strip away from the vehicle in response to expansion of the light strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Joerg Biegling, Gerald Hiesl
  • Patent number: 10120118
    Abstract: A backlight module has a light guide part, a light source, a reflection part, a grating, a prism sheet, a diffuser, a wavelength-conversion material, and a reflection layer. An incident surface of the light guide part is located on a lateral side between a bottom surface and a top surface. The light source is disposed on a side of the incident surface. The reflection part is disposed along the bottom surface. The grating is disposed along the top surface, and has bright zones and dark zones disposed with an equal pitch. A surface, next to the grating, of the prism sheet has micro structures. An angle is formed between a first wall and a second wall of a horizontal cross-section of a micro structure. The diffuser has a cave to enable the wavelength-conversion material to be disposed therein. The reflection layer is formed at a flat portion of the diffuser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tzu-Ling Niu
  • Patent number: 10121950
    Abstract: Lightweight solid state light sources with common light emitting and heat dissipating surfaces consisting of light emitting diodes (LED) in thermal contact to light transmitting thermally conductive elements and combined with a reflector element to form a light recycling cavity, provide both convective and radiative cooling from their light emitting surfaces, eliminating the need for appended heatsinks. The lightweight self-cooling solid state light sources integrate the electrical interconnect of the LEDs and other semiconductor devices to a single substrate that is both the heatsink and the light emitting element. The elimination of heavy appended heatsinks enables these sources to be easily moved, attached and mounted on suspended ceilings without requiring separate supporting means. The low profile and nonflammable properties of the light sources allow their use on fire barrier surfaces or partitions. The light sources can easily be integrated into ceilings, ceiling grids or ceiling tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Goldeneye, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Livesay, Scott M. Zimmerman, Richard L. Ross, Eduardo DeAnda
  • Patent number: 10119685
    Abstract: A lighting arrangement can include a mounting ring, a luminaire, locking arms, and posts. The mounting ring can extend along a central longitudinal axis. The luminaire can have a housing assembly and a light emitter. The locking arms can each include a circumferential portion extending about the central longitudinal axis. The circumferential portions can each extend from a first end to a second end distal relative to the first end and each can have an upper face and a lower face. The mounting ring and the luminaire can be interconnected by moving the posts past the second ends along the central longitudinal axis, rotating the mounting ring and the luminaire relative to one another about the central longitudinal axis to slide the posts along one of the upper and lower faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Dave Boulanger, Maciej Nowakowski
  • Patent number: 10071682
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a housing portion having an opening for inserting an object to be housed, and a bottom face capable of supporting the object to be housed; a light source; and a light-guide plate having a light-emitting face and guiding a light of the light source to emit light from the light-emitting face. The light-guide plate is disposed between the opening of the housing portion and the bottom face, and at least one portion of the light-emitting face of the light-guide plate is arranged to form an acute angle with respect to the bottom face so as to directly irradiate the bottom face from a diagonal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventors: Sachiko Koyama, Taeko Ueno
  • Patent number: 10066817
    Abstract: A recessed track lighting fixture and an angular adjustment mechanism for the light fixture are disclosed. The fixture includes a first side member and a second side member. A linear support track is defined between the first and second side members. A displacement member is supported by the support track and is displaceable along at least a portion of the support track. A luminaire is at least partially disposed between the first and second side members, the luminaire being supported by the displacement member and displaceable therewith. The angular adjustment mechanism includes a support bracket coupled to the housing, an arcuate slot in the support bracket and a plurality of positioning apertures. A pin is coupled to the luminaire for sliding in the arcuate slot. A positioning nub is coupled to the luminaire and can be received by a positioning aperture to position the luminaire at a desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: BETA-CALCO INC.
    Inventors: Remy Silver, Patrick Alan Stark
  • Patent number: 10059283
    Abstract: A motor vehicle (10) has a body side part (14) and a trim component (18). To simplify the production of motor vehicles an additional component (20) is arranged between the body side part (14) and the trim component (18) to equalize the geometry between the body side part (14) and the trim component (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. H.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Gert Rogner
  • Patent number: 10053005
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an on-vehicle interior illuminating device able to show the light moving with a small number of light sources and to reduce cost. The on-vehicle interior illuminating device includes: a light guide member; one light source unit; the other light source unit; and a control unit. The control unit turns on the other light source unit after turning on the one light source unit, turns off the one light source unit after turning on the other light source unit, and turns off the other light source unit after turning off the one light source unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuji Satake, Ken Ito
  • Patent number: 10047659
    Abstract: A vehicle engine is provided that includes an exhaust manifold configured to emit a first emission. A heat shield is positioned proximate the exhaust manifold and has a shield substrate defining an aperture. An indicator is positioned over the aperture with a support substrate and a semiconductor layer. The semiconductor layer is configured to absorb the first emission and emit a second emission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Talat Karmo
  • Patent number: 10047911
    Abstract: A vehicle emissions system is provided that includes a tail pipe configured to emit a first emission, a heat shield positioned proximate the tail pipe having a shield substrate. A semiconductor layer is positioned on the shield substrate and configured to convert the first emission into a second emission. An overmold is positioned over the semiconductor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Talat Karmo
  • Patent number: 10041664
    Abstract: A cooling apparatus includes: a refrigerant circuit in which a compressor, a condenser, an expansion valve and an evaporator are circularly connected sequentially, via a pipe, and a refrigerant circulates; and a heater provided to the refrigerant circuit, in which the evaporator is thermally connected to an exothermic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Ito, Takashi Okazaki
  • Patent number: 10031369
    Abstract: The general inventive concepts provide a transparent display device comprising at least one display panel, the transparent display device further comprises a backlight light source and at least one double-sided reflector array located at the backlight side of the display panel. The double-sided reflector array comprises a plurality of double-sided reflectors arranged aslant relative to the display panel. The backlight light source is located at one side of the double-sided reflector array, and is capable of providing light beams to the double-sided reflector array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shang Wang
  • Patent number: 9956901
    Abstract: A curvature estimation unit estimates the curvature of the road on which a vehicle is driving. A swivel angle setting unit is configured to perform a first mode in which a swivel angle of a lamp unit is set such that a light distribution pattern follows the travelling direction of the vehicle based on the curvature estimated by the curvature estimation unit, and perform a second mode in which a swivel angle of the lamp unit is set such that a shielded area created in a light distribution pattern follows the position of the vehicle detected by a vehicle position detector. A pattern determination unit determines a light distribution pattern such that the position of the vehicle detected by the vehicle position detector remains in the shielded area. A swivel angle setting unit performs the first mode when it is determined that the road is a curved road based on the curvature estimated by the curvature estimation unit, and performs the second mode when it is determined that the road is a straight road.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka Nakanishi, Manabu Sasa, Atsushi Yamazaki