Patents Examined by Jacob R Stern
  • Patent number: 10408437
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a downlight, which includes an optoelectronic module and a rim module. The optoelectronic module includes a light source driving board, a back housing, and a front housing. The light source driving board is disposed between the back housing and the front housing. The light source driving board includes a light-emitting diode unit and a driving circuit. The rim module has a central opening for accommodating the optoelectronic module. The rim module includes a tubular wall and a fastener, in which the fastener is fixed on the tubular wall. The fastener has a first bent portion and a second bent portion, in which the first bent portion is configured to be fixed in the accommodation hole, and the second bent portion is fixed on the tubular wall of the downlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: XIAMEN ECO LlGHTING CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Yongzhe Dong, Shouqiang Hou, Xiaoliang Wen
  • Patent number: 10403687
    Abstract: There is provided an electro-optical device including a light-emitting element, a sealing layer that covers the light-emitting element, a color filter layer that is formed on the sealing layer, and a convex portion that is provided between the sealing layer and the color filter layer and has a first surface in contact with the sealing layer and a second surface in contact with the color filter layer, in which the second surface is a curved surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Suguru Akagawa, Ryoichi Nozawa, Naotaka Kubota, Takefumi Fukagawa
  • Patent number: 10401688
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure provides a display device including a first substrate including a plurality of unit regions, a unit electrode portion disposed on the first substrate in one unit region, an opposed electrode facing the unit electrode portion, a liquid crystal layer interposed between the unit electrode portion and the opposed electrode, and a protrusion interposed between the first substrate and the liquid crystal layer and protruded toward the liquid crystal layer. The protrusion includes a pair of horizontal portions facing each other and including a side parallel to a first direction, a pair of vertical portions facing each other and including a side parallel to a second direction different from the first direction, and at least one corner portion including a first oblique side parallel to a direction oblique with respect to the first and second directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong Man Son, Min Wook Park, Jong-Keun Kim, Sang-Je Lee
  • Patent number: 10394082
    Abstract: A curved display device includes a display substrate curved in a first direction, an opposite substrate coupled to the display substrate, where the opposite substrate is curved together with the display substrate, and a liquid crystal layer including liquid crystal molecules disposed between the display substrate and the opposite substrate. The opposite substrate includes a common electrode and a first alignment layer disposed on the common electrode, where the first alignment layer aligns a first portion of the liquid crystal molecules at a first pretilt angle. The display substrate includes: a pixel electrode, where a plurality of slits is defined in the pixel electrode; and a second alignment layer disposed on the pixel electrode, where the second alignment layer aligns a second portion of the liquid crystal molecules at a second pretilt-angle, which is less than the first pretilt-angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Su Jeong Kim, Kichul Shin, Jae Hoon Jung
  • Patent number: 10379277
    Abstract: Lighting devices comprising first and second solid state light emitters and an optical device (e.g., optical fiber). If the emitters are illuminated, (1) light from at least one of the emitters travels through at least a portion of the optical device, and light from the first emitter is mixed with light from the second emitter, and/or (2) light from at least one of the emitters travels through at least a portion of the optical device, and white light is emitted from the lighting device. Also, a lighting device comprising at least one LED, at least one lumiphor, and an optical device, in which if each of the LED(s) is illuminated and each of the lumiphor(s) is excited, at least some of the light emitted from the LED(s) or emitted from the lumiphor(s) travels through at least a first portion of the optical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries Lighting LLC
    Inventors: Antony Paul Van De Ven, Gerald H. Negley
  • Patent number: 10371344
    Abstract: A ceiling fan lampshade mounting assembly for mounting a lampshade on a ceiling fan includes an adjustable support configured for attachment to the ceiling fan and a plurality of lampshade support members carried by the adjustable support, each of the plurality of lampshade support members configured to engage and support the lampshade. The ceiling fan lampshade mounting assembly mounts a lampshade having a selected appearance over one or more lights on the ceiling fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Maura Rossi
  • Patent number: 10359166
    Abstract: A light device, especially a headlight for motor vehicles, comprises a holding bushing (1), covered by a translucent cover (2), and an inner chamber (3) having mounted there in an optical system (5) for generation of light rays and enabling of controlled selective changes of a light trace on a projection surface. The optical system includes a lens (51) and a light assembly (52) comprising at least one light source and a carrier to carry the light source. The lens is arranged in a fixed position with respect to the position of the translucent cover, and the position of the light assembly is selectively adjustable in a controlled way with respect to the position of the lens by movement of the light assembly in direction (A) and/or by movement in direction (B), wherein the directions (A) and (B) are substantially perpendicular to direction of optical axis (C) of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Varroc Lighting Systems, S.R.O.
    Inventors: Jan Kratochvil, Ondrej Hasa, Jan Grof, Milos Macicek, Radek Orlita
  • Patent number: 10353132
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal panel, a liquid crystal panel flexible circuit board, and a backlight unit. The backlight unit includes LEDs, a light guide plate, a chassis, and an LED board. The light guide plate has an outer shape conforming to an outer shape of the liquid crystal panel. The chassis including a sidewall portion which surrounds the light guide plate and the LEDs. The LED board has an outer shape conforming to the outer shape of the light guide plate. The LEDs are mounted on the LED board at intervals in the circumferential direction. The LED board includes LED mount portions, and LED interval portions. The LED interval portions include a cut-out LED interval portion. Between the cut-out LED interval portion and the sidewall portion, a liquid crystal panel flexible circuit board passing space is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya Kadowaki, Takeshi Ishida, Mitsuhiro Murata, Ryuzo Yuki, Hisashi Watanabe, Takeshi Masuda
  • Patent number: 10354844
    Abstract: An insulator for a processing apparatus including an upper electrode, a lower electrode and a reaction chamber, the insulator being adapted to be arranged around the upper electrode and the insulator including: a bottom end adapted to face the reaction chamber; and a side wall facing a side wall of the upper electrode, wherein an edge portion of the bottom end of the insulator extends radially inwardly to form a projecting portion such that the projecting portion covers an edge of a bottom surface of the upper electrode and a clearance between the side wall of the upper electrode and the side wall of the insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ASM IP HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kondo, Masaki Hirayama
  • Patent number: 10348060
    Abstract: When one of a center chip and a ground chip of a spark plug is defined as a first chip and another one is defined as a second chip, a discharge starting ridge line, which is a straight ridge line that forms a boundary between two surfaces having different normal line directions, is formed in a portion closest to the second chip in the first chips, and a distance from the discharge starting ridge line to the second chip is configured to be equal at a portion where the first chip and the second chip are opposed to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Watanabe, Ryohei Akiyoshi, Ryuichi Ohno
  • Patent number: 10347466
    Abstract: Disclosed is a plasma processing apparatus that includes a processing container configured to accommodate a wafer, and a dielectric window provided to hermetically seal an opening formed in a top portion of the processing container, and configured to transmit microwaves into the processing container. The dielectric window has a thickness of 3?/8 or less (here, ? is a wavelength of the microwaves) at least at a predetermined position where a microwave power is concentrated, and a protrusion is formed at the predetermined position on a bottom surface of the dielectric window to protrude downward from the bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Takahiro Hirano, Toshihiko Iwao
  • Patent number: 10347801
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a light emitting device comprising: a substrate; a translucent light mixing element arranged on the substrate; a color converting element arranged on top of the translucent light mixing element and arranged such that light from the translucent light mixing element is coupled into the color converting element; and a laser diode configured to emit light of a first color into the translucent light mixing element; wherein the color converting element is configured to convert a part of the light of the first color to a second color, to mix light of the first color with light of the second color to generate light of a third color, and to emit light of the third color; and wherein the translucent light mixing element has a thermal conductivity exceeding 10 W/mK.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Josef Andreas Schug
  • Patent number: 10323828
    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: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Mario A. Castillo, Kurt S. Wilcox, William L. Dungan, Russell S. Schultz, Brian Kinnune
  • Patent number: 10325769
    Abstract: The invention describes a gas-discharge lamp comprising an inner vessel enclosing a pair of electrodes separated by a gap; and an outer vessel enclosing the inner vessel; and wherein the lamp comprises a lateral stripe arranged on the surface of a vessel such that the lateral stripe lies below a horizontal plane through a longitudinal axis through the center of the lamp, and wherein the lateral stripe extends essentially only over a region corresponding to the gap between the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Lukas Kuepper, Hans-Alo Dohmen, Thorsten Erich Lenzen
  • Patent number: 10317612
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a display panel unit includes a reflective polarizing layer, a transparent layer, and a display panel. The polarizing layer transmits a first polarized component of light incident on an incident surface to an exit surface and reflects a second polarized component of the light. The transparent layer transmits the first and second polarized component of the light incident on a second surface to a first surface adhered to the incident surface and transmits the second polarized component reflected by the polarizing layer to be incident on the first surface to the second surface. The panel faces the exit surface, and selectively transmits the light exiting from the exit surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Michikazu Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10319579
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to an improved adapter for simplified lamps for use as a source of heat radiation in a rapid thermal processing (RTP) chamber. In one embodiment, a lamp assembly is provided. The lamp element includes a capsule having a filament disposed therein, a press seal coupling to the capsule, and an adapter having a receptacle contoured to receive at least a portion of the press seal, wherein the press seal is removably engaged with the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph M. Ranish, Oleg V. Serebryanov
  • Patent number: 10310360
    Abstract: Flash tubes for photographic use, in particular, a flash tube is adapted to provide a light output adapted to FP-sync, Flat Peak. The flash tube includes a length of glass tubing enclosing a gas for use in the flash tube, a cathode inside a first end part of glass tubing and an anode inside a second end part of glass tubing. The cathode includes an element that helps to ionize the gas that is wound around the cathode, such that a spark stream starts from the upper part of the cathode and is prevented from spreading down wards on the cathode and changing the arc length during the light output adapted to FP-sync.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: PROFOTO AB
    Inventors: Anton Falk, Ulf Carlsson, Carl Johan Grubbström
  • Patent number: 10312303
    Abstract: A display device includes a base substrate, a plurality of pixels disposed on the base substrate, a light collecting member disposed on the plurality of pixels, and an encapsulation member disposed on the light collecting member and facing the base substrate to cover the plurality of pixels, where the light collecting member includes a light collecting layer including a protrusion pattern disposed on an upper surface of the light collecting layer and the protrusion pattern is protruded in one direction to change an optical path of a light passing through the light collecting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jaejoong Kwon, Hayoung Lee, Seunghwan Chung
  • Patent number: 10300835
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle lamp including: a light source; and a light guide extending in a predetermined extension direction and configured to guide therethrough a light from the light source such that the light is incident from a rear surface and emitted from a front surface. The light guide includes a guide element including a front incident surface formed in a portion of the rear surface facing the light source; a side incident surface formed on a side of the front incident surface on the rear surface, and a reflecting surface formed on a side of the side incident surface on the rear surface and configured to totally reflect the light incident from the side incident surface toward the front surface. A joint portion between the front incident surface and the side incident surface is formed as a curved surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mai Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 10302838
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a display panel and a light assembly configured to provide light to the display panel, wherein the light assembly includes: a light-emitting device configured to emit first light; a light guide positioned to receive the first light; and a quantum dot sheet positioned on the light guide and positioned to receive the first light from the light guide, the quantum dot sheet configured to emit second light responsive to the received first light. The quantum dot sheet includes a nanophosphor and an antioxidant, and the antioxidant includes at least one compound selected from a group including a phenol-based compound, a phosphorus-based compound, and a sulfur-based compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Baek Hee Lee, Young Min Kim, Min Ki Nam, Kyoung Won Park, Hae Il Park