Patents Examined by Jacob R Stern
  • Patent number: 10937621
    Abstract: Vacuum electron devices and linear accelerators include a hollow cathode configured to emit a beam of electrons. An anode is configured to attach and focus the beam of electrons. A control grid is configured to control the beam of electrons emitted from the hollow cathode. A cylinder is positioned substantially coaxial with the hollow cathode and is configured to maintain a shape and trajectory of the emitted beam of electrons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ACCELERAD TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Curtis Allen
  • Patent number: 10939514
    Abstract: An electroluminescence display and a method for driving the same are provided to enhance the aging performance of the electroluminescence display. The electroluminescence display comprises: a display panel on which a plurality of pixels each comprising an electroluminescence element; and a power supply part that outputs a drive voltage for driving the pixels, wherein an externally applied aging signal is applied to a cathode of the electroluminescence element to perform aging on the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gyungmin Kim, Beomjin Kim
  • Patent number: 10928050
    Abstract: Provided are a light source structure and a light-emitting device. The light source structure includes a power supply unit, a field effect unit and a light-emitting unit, wherein the power supply unit supplies power to the field effect unit and the light-emitting unit; and the field effect unit includes a vibrator unit that receives sound waves from the outside to generate vibration, so that the field effect unit generates a current varying along with the vibration, and supplies the varying current to the light-emitting unit to generate light with variable light intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qinghe Wang, Leilei Cheng
  • Patent number: 10918455
    Abstract: A light source includes features configured to compensate for discontinuous solid state sources. The light source can produce a wide color gamut in display, and improved color rendering of tissue under observation by phosphor gap filling with colored LEDs. The light source can include provisions to depart from a white light spectrum to heighten differences in anatomical features or functions. The light source can include provisions to introduce narrow-band solid-state sources for producing false-color and pseudo-color images, with variable color rendering to change the power spectral distribution and to compensate for fiber optic length and fiber optic diameter tip sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: CamPlex, Inc.
    Inventor: John Tesar
  • Patent number: 10921697
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion element includes a first phosphor region and a second phosphor region. The second phosphor region is disposed in a thickness direction of the first phosphor region and has a phosphor particle with a particle size different from a particle size of a phosphor particle positioned in the first phosphor region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Ikeda, Makoto Maeda, Yusaku Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 10915013
    Abstract: A folded integrator rod device is provided comprising: a plurality of integrator rods that are substantially parallel and arranged adjacent to each other in a series in a substantially perpendicular direction to longitudinal axes thereof, pairs of adjacent integrator rods in the series being optically coupled at respective optical coupling ends via total internal reflection, a respective cross-section of each of the plurality of integrator rods, other than a first integrator rod, being larger than the respective cross-section of a previous adjacent integrator rod in the series, the first integrator rod in the series comprising a light entrance face configured to receive light, the light entrance face opposite an optical coupling end of the first integrator rod, and a last integrator rod in the series comprising a light exit face configured to emit the light, the light exit face opposite a respective optical coupling end of the last integrator rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: CHRISTIE DIGITAL SYSTEMS USA, INC.
    Inventors: Abdul Waheed Salimi, Micheal Plouffe
  • Patent number: 10907773
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion device includes: a wavelength conversion element having a phosphor plate that converts the wavelength of incident light upon a light incident surface to generate wavelength-converted light, and emits the wavelength-converted light from a light emission surface; an antenna array constituted of a plurality of optical antennas that are periodically arranged on the light emission surface of the phosphor plate; and a recessed structure including at least one recessed portion provided in the light emission surface of the phosphor plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD., KYOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Shunsuke Murai, Yusuke Yokobayashi, Yasuyuki Kawakami, Keijiro Takashima, Syousaku Kubo, Yosuke Maemura
  • Patent number: 10906459
    Abstract: Various aspects and embodiments of under-hood luminaires are described. In one example, an under-hood luminaire includes a luminaire frame assembly. The luminaire frame assembly includes support braces and a number of cross members secured to the support braces in a spaced-apart configuration. The cross members include mounting surfaces, and light strips are secured to the mounting surfaces. The luminaire also includes a contraction hook assembly that can be used to secure the under-hood luminaire to the hood of an automobile. The luminaire can be relied upon to uniformly illuminate the engine compartment of the automobile, helping to eliminate lost productivity and frustration for mechanics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Joe Gill
  • Patent number: 10910597
    Abstract: An object of one embodiment of the present invention is to provide a more convenient highly reliable light-emitting device which can be used for a variety of applications. Another object of one embodiment of the present invention is to manufacture, without complicating the process, a highly reliable light-emitting device having a shape suitable for its intended purpose. In a manufacturing process of a light-emitting device, a light-emitting panel is manufactured which is at least partly curved by processing the shape to be molded after the manufacture of an electrode layer and/or an element layer, and a protective film covering a surface of the light-emitting panel which is at least partly curved is formed, so that a light-emitting device using the light-emitting panel has a more useful function and higher reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Kaoru Hatano
  • Patent number: 10907777
    Abstract: A portable apparatus for mounting lights is described. The portable apparatus may include an attachment frame configured to removably mount to and be supported by a 3-point hitch connection of a tractor, a generally vertical main post having an upper end and a lower end, where a lower portion of the main post is rigidly coupled to the attachment frame, and where a height of the main post is vertically adjustable, and a generally horizontal mounting beam rigidly coupled to the upper end of the main post at a center portion of the beam, where a left length of the mounting beam and a right length of the mounting beam are independently adjustable, and where the mounting beam includes a plurality of vertical light mounting bars, where each light mounting bar is coupled to the mounting beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Weekend Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan T. Paine, Ronald P. Scott, Kyle J. Newman, Kyle A. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10900643
    Abstract: A trim assembly includes a rimless trim, a reflector coupled to the rimless trim, and an optical lens disposed on the reflector. Further, the trim assembly includes a lens holder having pressure tabs formed on an inner surface thereof. The lens holder is disposed in the trim assembly such that the pressure tabs engage the optical lens to releasably seal the optical lens to the reflector for preventing entry of water. The lens holder stretches sideways to release the seal and at least partially separate the optical lens form the reflector when a force is applied on the optical lens. The partial separation between the optical lens and the reflector exposes a surface of the reflector that provides a grip to remove the trim assembly comprising the rimless trim from a mounting surface when the trim assembly is recess mounted in a mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Harpenau, Zhihong Lin, Xiaolei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10901137
    Abstract: A lighting fixture can include a first panel and a second panel. The lighting fixture can include a first set of LEDs positioned adjacent to a first edge of the first panel. The lighting fixture can further include a second set of LEDs positioned adjacent to a second edge of the second panel. The lighting fixture can include an illuminated surface positioned to receive light from at least one of the first panel and the second panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Sean M. Hawthorne, Timothy S. Farrell, Michael F. Conroy, Rachel L. Sidiropoulos
  • Patent number: 10895365
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus is provided with a first housing assembly formed from a thermally conductive material and a second housing assembly formed of a thermally conductive material. At least one electrical component is positioned within the first housing assembly and the at least one electrical component is in thermally conductive contact with the first housing assembly. At least one light source is in thermally conductive contact with the second housing assembly. The second housing assembly is not in thermally conductive contact with the first housing assembly, such that thermal energy from the first housing assembly does not directly transfer to the second housing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Ideal Industries Lighting LLC
    Inventors: Mario A. Castillo, Kurt S. Wilcox, William L. Dungan, Russell S. Schultz, Brian Kinnune
  • Patent number: 10895360
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a projection lens and a plurality of light emitting elements arranged in parallel in a required direction behind the projection lens, and is configured to irradiate light emitted from each of the light emitting elements toward a front side through the projection lens. A plurality of diffusing lens elements that diffuse the light emitted from each of the light emitting elements in the required direction are provided on a front surface and/or a rear surface of the projection lens in a stripe shape to extend in a direction orthogonal to the required direction when viewed from the front side of the lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Makiko Suetsugu
  • Patent number: 10895679
    Abstract: An optical structure and corresponding process of manufacture for light guide optical elements (LOEs) which guide light by reflection at major surfaces. The structure further includes light directing surfaces for coupling light out of the LOE, obliquely inclined with respect to the major surfaces. The optical structure is formed from a stack of multiple optically transparent layers each of which has a surface pattern of regions configured as light directing surfaces which are arranged in an X-Z plane in a spaced-apart relationship along at least the X-axis with optically transparent regions between them. The layers are stacked along a Y-axis so that each of the surface patterns is located at an interface between two adjacent layers and the patterns of the layers are aligned with a shift of a predetermined value along one or both of the X-axis and Z-axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: LUMUS LTD.
    Inventors: Yuval Ofir, Edgar Friedmann, Meir Tzion Bitan
  • Patent number: 10883683
    Abstract: A streetlight system includes a streetlight housing that houses a light source and a driver device. The driver device includes a driver circuit for driving the light source in the streetlight housing. The driver device is exterior to the streetlight housing. The streetlight housing is coupled to the driver device by a connector configured to electrically connect the driver circuit to the light source. The driver circuit is configured to receive electrical power through the connector from a power source in the streetlight housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: CIMCON Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: William Anthony White, III, Anil Agrawal
  • Patent number: 10883679
    Abstract: A lamp is provided and includes: a light-emitting flexible lamp sheet; a movable rod on a first side of the flexible lamp sheet and having a first end connected to a middle part of the flexible lamp sheet; and a plurality of support rods on the first side of the flexible lamp sheet, each of the plurality of support rods having a first end connected to an edge of the flexible lamp sheet, wherein the movable rod and the plurality of support rods are configured to perform relative motion substantially along an extension direction of the movable rod to change a shape of the flexible lamp sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hang Dong, Guowei Chen
  • Patent number: 10883712
    Abstract: A luminaire with a heat sink (1), which heat sink is formed by one integral piece of cold forged aluminum, comprising an essentially flat base portion (2), having a base surface with a center (2a) and an outer periphery (2b) and a set of heat dissipating fins (3, 4) extending from a first side of the base surface, in a direction normal to the base surface. The set includes at least one radial heat dissipating fin (3) having a cross section in a plane parallel to the base surface which cross section extends substantially in a radial direction from the center (2a) towards the outer periphery (2b), and at least one peripheral heat dissipating fin (4) having a cross section in a plane parallel to the base surface which cross section includes a portion extending in a direction parallel to the outer periphery (2b), wherein the peripheral heat dissipating fins (4) are arranged radially outside the radial heat dissipating fins (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Feihong Chen, Xia Wang
  • Patent number: 10883696
    Abstract: A lighting tool for a vehicle includes a first light source unit having a plurality of first light emitting elements and a first heat conductive substrate on which the first light emitting elements are mounted, and a second light source unit having at least one or a plurality of second light emitting elements and a second heat conductive substrate on which the second light emitting element is mounted, wherein the first heat conductive substrate is thermally bonded to the second heat conductive substrate in a state in which the first heat conductive substrate and the second heat conductive substrate are overlapped with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yosuke Kondo
  • Patent number: 10883702
    Abstract: An indirect troffer. Embodiments of the present invention provide a troffer-style fixture that is particularly well-suited for use with solid state light sources, such as LEDs. The troffer comprises a light engine unit that is surrounded on its perimeter by a reflective pan. A back reflector defines a reflective interior surface of the light engine. To facilitate thermal dissipation, a heat sink is disposed proximate to the back reflector. A portion of the heat sink is exposed to the ambient room environment while another portion functions as a mount surface for the light sources that faces the back reflector. One or more light sources disposed along the heat sink mount surface emit light into an interior cavity where it can be mixed and/or shaped prior to emission. In some embodiments, one or more lens plates extend from the heat sink out to the back reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Ideal Industries Lighting LLC
    Inventors: Mark Edmond, Dong Lu, Paul Pickard, Nick Nguyen, Gerald Negley, Gary David Trott