Patents Examined by Haissa Philogene
  • Patent number: 10851981
    Abstract: A wireless headlight assembly for attachment to an eyewear frame is disclosed. The wireless headlight assembly comprises a battery pod containing a battery connected to an electronic circuit element, which controls the application of power from the battery to an attached headlight assembly containing a headlight, wherein control of the application of power to the headlight assembly is determined, in part, based on the stability of the headlight assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Feinbloom, Kenneth N. Braganca, Michael D. Ross
  • Patent number: 10847878
    Abstract: An implantable instrument includes a first housing having a front surface having an opening, a second housing having at least part embedded in a building member, a touch panel display, four antennas for wireless communication, and a control board. The second housing is disposed to face a rear surface of the first housing to form an accommodation space between the first housing and the second housing. The touch panel display includes: a display section having a plate-like shape; and a fixing member having a plate-like shape, being disposed to face a rear surface of the display section, and fixing the display section to the first housing. The touch pane display is disposed in the accommodation space so that the display section is visually perceivable through an opening. The antenna is disposed at a location not overlapping the fixing member in a thickness direction of the fixing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaru Hashimoto, Hideaki Yamaguchi, Satoshi Kitamura, Junya Sakemi
  • Patent number: 10840578
    Abstract: An antenna array module is provided, which includes a circuit layer, an antenna dielectric layer, a metal plate and a chip. The circuit layer includes a signal line, a ground layer and a first dielectric material; the ground layer includes a coupling slot, and the signal line is connected to the chip. The antenna dielectric layer is disposed on the circuit layer and the antenna dielectric layer includes a second dielectric material; the thermal conductivity coefficient of the second dielectric material is lower than the thermal conductivity coefficient of the first dielectric material. The metal plate is disposed on the antenna dielectric layer; the signal line is coupled to the metal plate via the coupling slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jiun-Jang Yu, Chun-An Lu, Hong-Ching Lin
  • Patent number: 10833422
    Abstract: A TFT substrate includes a dielectric substrate, a plurality of antenna unit regions arranged on the dielectric substrate, each antenna unit region including a TFT, a patch electrode electrically connected to a drain electrode of the TFT, an auxiliary capacitance electrode electrically connected to the drain electrode, and auxiliary capacitance counter electrodes opposite the auxiliary capacitance electrode with an insulating layer interposed therebetween, and a plurality of CS bus lines, each CS bus line being connected to any of the auxiliary capacitance counter electrodes. Each of the plurality of CS bus lines includes at least two conductive layers disposed with an insulating layer disposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Katsunori Misaki
  • Patent number: 10823157
    Abstract: A control device includes an acquiring unit and a processing unit. The acquiring unit acquires a voltage course and a current course of a determinable number of periods of a frequency generator and transmits these to the processing unit. The processing unit determines a temporal offset ?t1 between a rising edge of the current course and a rising edge of the voltage course for each period of the determinable number of periods, and further determines if this temporal offset ?t1 is positive or negative. The processing unit determines a difference between the number of periods with positive temporal offset and the number of periods with negative temporal offset within the determinable number of periods, and generates and adapts a switching signal for a switch-on time of the voltage course if the number of periods with positive temporal offset differs from the number of periods with negative temporal offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Frederik John, Alexander Lampe
  • Patent number: 10827581
    Abstract: A load control device may be configured to provide a user interface for controlling the intensity and/or color of one or more lighting loads. The user interface may include separate actuation members for setting the intensity and/or color of the lighting loads. The user interface may include one actuation member configured to operate in an intensity and/or color control mode. The control mode of the actuation member may be set via a button, a lever, a rotary switch, a rotary knob, etc. The user interface may include a touch sensitive element capable of sensing a user's touch and translate the touch into a control signal. Feedback may be provided on the user interface to indicate the type of control being adjusted and/or amount of control being applied to the lighting loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLP
    Inventors: Craig Alan Casey, Thomas M. Shearer
  • Patent number: 10827579
    Abstract: Lighting control systems are disclosed that have a plurality of current sensors and a microprocessor. A first current sensor in the plurality of current sensors measures a first current of a first LED channel, and a second current sensor measures a second current of a second LED channel. The microprocessor is configured to set a setpoint that defines a maximum current for a dimming profile of a lighting fixture, and control a biological light ratio according to the dimming profile. The ratio may be an M/P ratio of melanopic lux to photopic lux or an OPN5/OPN4 ratio of OPN5 lux to melanopic lux. The dimming profile correlates the ratio to a percentage of the maximum current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Biological Innovation and Optimization Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Soler, Eric Schafer, Abhishek Goyanka
  • Patent number: 10820385
    Abstract: An LED drive circuit drives an LED module. The LED module has a light-emitting diode, and an identification unit having characteristic information relating to light-emitting characteristics of the light-emitting diode. The LED drive circuit includes a detection unit and a drive circuit. The detection unit is provided for detecting characteristic information, and generates a detection signal that corresponds to the characteristic information. The drive circuit generates drive current by a drive signal supplied according to the characteristic information based on the detection signal, and supplies the drive current to drive the light-emitting diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Fukumoto, Koji Katsura, Ryosuke Kanemitsu, Junichi Itai, Nobuaki Matsui, Seiji Nakashima, Kouji Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10819002
    Abstract: An AOG antenna system and a mobile terminal are provided. The AOG antenna system includes an Antenna in Package (AiP) disposed between the main board and the 3D glass back cover and electrically connected to the main board, and a metal antenna formed on a surface of the 3D glass back cover. The metal antenna includes a first antenna attached to an inner surface of the 3D glass back cover and a second antenna attached to an outer surface of the 3D glass back cover. A position of the first antenna corresponds to a position of the AiP and is fed with power by coupling to the AiP, and a position of the second antenna corresponds to the position of the first antenna and is fed with power by coupling to the first antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhimin Zhu, Xiaoyue Xia, Zhengdong Yong, Wei Zhao, Chao Wang
  • Patent number: 10819446
    Abstract: According to aspects of the present disclosure, a radar transmitting power and channel performance monitoring apparatus is disclosed. In one example, such apparatus may include a plurality of couplers, power combiners of multiple stages, and a power monitoring module, wherein the couplers are connected with transmitter/receiver modules of the radar, and each coupler may be configured to collect a transmitting power of a corresponding transmitter/receiver module. Further, the power combiners may be configured to combine the transmitting power collected by each coupler and input the resultant total power to the power monitoring module, and the power monitoring module may be configured to monitor the total power. In addition, aspects of the present disclosure may test an amplitude and phase consistency of the transmitting and receiving channels of each T/R module of radar to ensure the performance of the radar system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, The 14th Research Institute of China Electronic Technology Group Corporation
    Inventors: Lingqi Zeng, Baiqi Ning, Weixing Wan, Lin Jin, Biqiang Zhao, Feng Ding, Changhai Ke, Yunxia Zhang
  • Patent number: 10813428
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to programmable LED handbags/wearables that contain a custom PCB with RGB LEDs with optional sensors. These PCBs display customizable colors/patterns in response to modifiable computer code, signals from other programmable LED handbags/wearables, and/or the input from the surrounding environment. These PCBs are attached to the bag with detachable fasteners to they may be easily accessed for programming, or removed to be placed in a different wearable item. Detachable fasteners and positioning element provide alignment/prevent displacement between the orifices in the wearables and LEDs on the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Debra Ansell
  • Patent number: 10810940
    Abstract: A system for controlling a display in which each pixel circuit comprises a light-emitting device, a drive transistor, a storage capacitor, a reference voltage source, and a programming voltage source. The storage capacitor stores a voltage equal to the difference between the reference voltage and the programming voltage, and a controller supplies a programming voltage that is a calibrated voltage for a known target current, reads the actual current passing through the drive transistor to a monitor line, turns off the light emitting device while modifying the calibrated voltage to make the current supplied through the drive transistor substantially the same as the target current, modifies the calibrated voltage to make the current supplied through the drive transistor substantially the same as the target current, and determines a current corresponding to the modified calibrated voltage based on predetermined current-voltage characteristics of the drive transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Ignis Innovation Inc.
    Inventor: Gholamreza Chaji
  • Patent number: 10813189
    Abstract: A load control device for controlling power delivered from an alternating-current power source to an electrical load may comprise a controllably conductive device, a control circuit, and an overcurrent protection circuit that is configured to be disabled when the controllably conductive device is non-conductive. The control circuit may be configured to control the controllably conductive device to be non-conductive at the beginning of each half-cycle of the AC power source and to render the controllably conductive device conductive at a firing time during each half-cycle (e.g., using a forward phase-control dimming technique). The overcurrent protection circuit may be configured to render the controllably conductive device non-conductive in the event of an overcurrent condition in the controllably conductive device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Dinesh Sundara Moorthy, James P. Steiner
  • Patent number: 10798879
    Abstract: A lighting system for temporal, irradiance-controlled photoacclimation includes a photoacclimation controller configured to generate control signals based on a photoacclimation schedule, a user interface configured to receive user input to the photoacclimation controller, the photoacclimation schedule based on the user input, a plurality of luminaires configured to emit light suitable for photosynthesis in plants at a plurality of different selectable levels of light output, and a communications network via which the control signals are provided to the plurality of luminaires, the luminaires adjusting the light output in response to the control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Fluence Bioengineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Graves, Gregory Hovagim, M. Travis Higginbotham
  • Patent number: 10805997
    Abstract: Light output from an LED light source is increased or reduced in response to adjustment of a triac-based dimmer having a triac holding current to maintain conduction of the dimmer. An LED controller to control the light output includes a voltage-controlled impedance to provide an adaptive holding current that causes a triac current of the dimmer to be greater than the triac holding current, particularly when the dimmer is adjusted for significantly low light output (e.g., less than 5%, 2%, or 1% of full power light output). The adaptive holding current also allows for smooth increase of the light output starting from low light output, without perceivable flicker or shimmer. In one example, the voltage-controlled impedance is a resistive-like impedance that is placed on a secondary side of a transformer providing power to the LED light source. In another example, the voltage-controlled impedance is not pulse width modulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: DMF, Inc.
    Inventor: Jie Dong Wang
  • Patent number: 10806006
    Abstract: A voltage compensation driving circuit is provided. The voltage compensation driving circuit converts input power into output power and auxiliary power. The voltage compensation driving circuit provides a boost control signal according to an output current of the output power, and the boost control signal has a duty cycle corresponding to the output current. The voltage compensation driving circuit boosts the auxiliary power by the boost control signal to generate a compensation voltage and transmits the compensation voltage to a light emitting device string via a boost resistor, so as to linearly control a brightness of the light emitting device string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventor: Tzu-Tseng Chan
  • Patent number: 10797395
    Abstract: An antenna as an embodiment of the present invention is provided with an exciting element and a plurality of non-exciting elements. In a plan view, the exciting element includes a central region having a feeding point and at least three extending regions that extend radially from the central region. In the plan view, each non-exciting element includes a short circuit region having a short circuit point and a power receiving region located at a position where it is allowed to be capacitively coupled with corresponding one of the extending regions. In the plan view, a current path from the short circuit region to the power receiving region in each non-exciting element has a vertical component with respect to the extending direction of the corresponding one of the extending regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Makoto Higaki
  • Patent number: 10798810
    Abstract: The invention concerns a plasma source including a quarter wave antenna (204) located in a cylindrical enclosure (202) provided with an opening (208) opposite the end of the antenna (204). The diameter (d) of the antenna (204) is in the range from one third to one quarter of the inner diameter (d1) of the enclosure (202). The distance (l) between the end of the antenna (204) and the opening (208) is in the range from ? to 5/3 of the diameter (d) of the antenna (204).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Polygon Physics
    Inventor: Pascal Sortais
  • Patent number: 10797376
    Abstract: A communication device includes a ground element, a dielectric substrate, and an antenna element. The dielectric substrate is disposed adjacent to an edge of the ground element. The antenna element is disposed on the dielectric substrate. The antenna element includes a feeding metal element, a shorting metal element, a first radiation metal element, a second radiation metal element, and an inductive element. The feeding metal element has a feeding point. The shorting metal element is coupled to the ground element. The first radiation metal element is coupled to the shorting metal element, and is disposed adjacent to the feeding metal element. The second radiation metal element is coupled through the inductive element to the feeding metal element. The second radiation metal element is further coupled to the ground element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Shu-Yang Tu, Chun-I Lin, Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 10797386
    Abstract: In a metal housing, an opening is provided in a first surface. A second substrate is disposed inside the metal housing and has a communication circuit and a ground unit provided thereon. An antenna module includes an antenna pattern provided on an upper step surface of a base and a ground pattern provided on a lower step surface. In the antenna module, the antenna pattern is exposed through the opening, and the ground pattern opposes a back side of the first surface. The ground pattern is electrically connected to the back side of the first surface and electrically connected to the ground unit via a coaxial cable. The ground unit is electrically connected to the metal housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hajime Shimada