Patents Examined by James Lee
  • Patent number: 10894506
    Abstract: Provided is to a vehicle lamp capable of ensuring a high sense of unity when a plurality of lamp units are arranged based on a shape of an outer optical member. The vehicle lamp includes a light source unit for generating light, a first optical member in which a plurality of incident optics are disposed on an incident surface, a second optical member in which a plurality of emitting optics are disposed, and a shield unit disposed between the plurality of incident optics and the plurality of emitting optics. In particular, a first side of the incident surface and the emitting surface is formed to be closer to the light source unit than a second side of the incident surface and the emitting surface to allow the incident surface and the emitting surface to be inclined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: SL Corporation
    Inventors: Nak Jung Choi, Jong Woon Kim
  • Patent number: 10897033
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a battery pack configured to have a structure including at least one module assembly configured to have a structure in which battery modules, each of which has a structure in which a plurality of unit cells is stacked in a state in which unit cells are electrically connected to each other, are arranged such that the battery modules are adjacent to each other, a pair of side plates coupled to each other for covering opposite sides of the module assembly, a base plate having fastening parts, which are coupled to the side plates, formed at one surface thereof and an external mounting part, which is mounted to an external structure, formed at the other surface thereof, and a sheathing cover coupled to the base plate while covering the module assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Bum Hyun Lee, Jungil Park
  • Patent number: 10897048
    Abstract: A method of coating a membrane having a first side and an opposite second side and carried with its second side adhering to a backer film is provided. The method includes coating the first side of the membrane with a catalyst ink or slurry with the second side adhering to the backer film and curing the coating on the first side. The backer film is then removed to expose the second side of the membrane which is fed onto a vacuum conveyor with the coated first side facing the conveyor. The second side of the membrane is then coated with a catalyst ink or slurry and the coating on the second side cured after which the membrane is removed from the vacuum conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: University of Cape Town
    Inventors: Duarte Rui Sousa, Nabeel Hussain
  • Patent number: 10890318
    Abstract: A hermetically sealed LED light is provided that includes a ceramic base with a plurality of LEDs and a metal cap soldered thereto and a channel for introducing an electrical, optical, or mechanical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Frank Gindele, Christian Rakobrandt
  • Patent number: 10892111
    Abstract: An energy storage device includes: a positive electrode terminal, a negative electrode terminal, an electrode assembly, a positive current collector and a negative current collector which respectively connect the positive electrode terminal and the negative electrode terminal to the electrode assembly. The positive current collector includes: a first connecting portion which is connected with the positive electrode terminal, and a second connecting portion which is connected with the electrode assembly and the first connecting portion. The first connecting portion includes: a base portion which is connected to the second connecting portion, and an attachment portion which is provided to protrude from the base portion in a direction which is opposite to a direction toward the positive electrode terminal. In the attachment portion, a through hole through which a shaft portion of the positive electrode terminal is inserted is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventor: Shun Ito
  • Patent number: 10886517
    Abstract: Electrified vehicles such as hybrid electric vehicles (HEV's), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV's), battery electric vehicles (BEV's), or fuel cell vehicles differ from conventional motor vehicles in that they are powered by one or more electric machines (i.e., electric motors and/or generators) instead of or in addition to an internal combustion engine. High voltage current for powering these types of electric machines is typically supplied by a high voltage traction battery system having one or more battery cells that store energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Giriraj Srinivasan, Patrick Daniel Maguire
  • Patent number: 10886544
    Abstract: A fuel cell system FCS includes a fuel cell 10, a high voltage circuit 21 for driving an electromotor 42, and a relay 41 for electrically connecting or blocking the fuel cell 10 to or from the high voltage circuit 21. A control unit 50 obtains insulation decrease information in accordance with a request for starting the fuel cell, and performs, when a specified insulation decrease occurred region is not a fuel cell region SE1 including the fuel cell and the cooling circuit, conductivity reduction process on cooling liquid using a conductivity reduction unit 113 before having a relay 41 connect, and has the relay 41 connect after completing the conductivity reduction process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryosuke Oya
  • Patent number: 10881052
    Abstract: An illuminating device for plant cultivation to cultivate plants has a base, a light source, a light converging plate, a position-adjusting device and a distance sensor. A height of the plants is detected by the distance sensor, and then a distance between the light source and the light converging plate is adjusted according to the height detected, and as a result, an illumination field of the light source is altered by the light converging plate. Therefore, an illumination field of the light passing through the converging plate is narrower to illuminate the plants located farther away and prevents waste of light energy. When the plants grow higher, the distance between the light source and the light converging plate is adjusted to provide a wider illumination field to ensure that light can be distributed evenly among the plants. Utilization efficiency of light energy is therefore improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Artled Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Chia-Tsung Tsao
  • Patent number: 10862165
    Abstract: Disclosed is a secondary battery including an electrode assembly, which includes a cathode, an anode and a separator interposed therebetween, and an electrolyte, wherein the anode includes lithium titanium oxide (LTO) as an anode active material and the electrolyte contains a phosphate-based compound as an additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Kyoung-Ho Ahn, Chul-Haeng Lee, Doo-Kyung Yang, Jong-Ho Jeon, Yoo-Seok Kim, Min-Jung Kim, Jung-Hoon Lee, Yi-Jin Jung
  • Patent number: 10862134
    Abstract: A solid oxide fuel cell includes a cathode including a complex oxide having a perovskite structure expressed by the formula ABO3, an anode, and a solid electrolyte layer disposed between the cathode and the anode. The cathode includes phosphorus, chromium and boron, a content amount of the phosphorus in the cathode is at least 10 ppm and no more than 50 ppm, a content amount of the chromium in the cathode is at least 50 ppm and no more than 500 ppm, and a content amount of the boron in the cathode is at least 5 ppm and no more than 50 ppm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Ohmori, Ayano Kobayashi, Shinji Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 10851029
    Abstract: A fuel cell reactor, preferably a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) reactor, for performing direct conversion of a hydrocarbon-containing gas to a higher hydrocarbons product is confined by walls, where reactants are flown in the anode compartments and air is introduced to the cathode compartments, and where oxygen is transferred from one side of the walls to the other side to promote or inhibit a chemical reaction. The process for direct conversion of a hydrocarbon-containing gas to a higher hydrocarbons product takes place in the anode compartment of the reactor, in which produced hydrogen, limiting the conversion to the equilibrium, is reacted in situ with oxygen ions transferred from the cathode compartment to produce steam, thereby removing the equilibrium-limiting hydrogen from the reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Haldor Topsoe A/S
    Inventor: Hassan Modarresi
  • Patent number: 10852469
    Abstract: A display panel includes an inner frame, a backlight module, an outer frame, and a light modulation module. The inner frame includes an inner surface forming a light guide plate accommodating area in a surrounding manner. The backlight module includes a light guide plate and a first optical film. The light guide plate is disposed in the light guide plate accommodating area, and the first optical film is carried on the inner frame. The outer frame includes a bottom portion and a sidewall portion that are connected to each other, in which the bottom portion and the sidewall portion form a receiving area, and the inner frame and the backlight module are located in the receiving area. The light modulation module is disposed on the first optical film. An orthogonal projection of the light modulation module in a vertical direction completely falls within the light guide plate accommodating area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ying-Ming Wang
  • Patent number: 10823381
    Abstract: Provided is a flashlight including a casing, a power module and a light. An opening is disposed at the front end of the casing. A finger compartment penetrating two lateral surfaces of the casing is centrally disposed at the casing. The power module has a first light switch, a second light switch and a power. The first light switch is disposed in the finger compartment of the casing. The second light switch protrudes from the rear end of the casing. The power is disposed in the casing and electrically connected to the first and second light switches. The light is disposed in the opening and electrically connected to the first and second light switches, and one of which drives the light to turn on and turn off. A user can alter a grip and use both hands while illuminated, allowing the flashlight to function as a self-defense tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Race Wu, Steve John Avila
  • Patent number: 10822713
    Abstract: A powder comprising pillared particles for use as an active component of a metal ion battery, the pillared particles comprising a particle core and a plurality of pillars extending from the particle core, wherein the pillared particles are formed from a starting material powder wherein at least 10% of the total volume of the starting material powder is made up of starting material particles having a particle size of no more than 10 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Nexeon Limited
    Inventors: Chris Friend, William James Macklin, Yuxiong Jiang, Mamdouh Elsayed Abdelsalam, Fengming Liu, Phil Rayner
  • Patent number: 10826136
    Abstract: A battery pack comprises a stack of battery-board assemblies. Each battery-board assembly includes a circuit board, an electrical connector mounted on the circuit board, and a battery cell secured to a side of the circuit board. The battery cells are sandwiched between the circuit boards and the connectors are interconnected. The circuit boards and the connectors electrically connect the battery cells together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Suhat Limvorapun
  • Patent number: 10823350
    Abstract: A lighting device is described having a diffuser having an aperture and generally enclosing a chamber. An electrical light source is positioned to direct light through at least a portion of the diffuser via the chamber. A circuit controls power to electrical light source. There is at least one solar cell. A base portion attaches to a portion of the diffuser proximate the aperture. The base portion includes a base housing, a substantially tubular neck portion extending below the base housing, and a battery compartment at least partially disposed in the neck portion providing a cavity to removably receive and support a rechargeable battery; and wherein the battery compartment is integrally formed with the neck portion. A support member is included to elevate the rechargeable battery above a substrate, the support member comprising an axial conduit running through the length of the center of rotational symmetry of the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Simon Nicholas Richmond
  • Patent number: 10823908
    Abstract: There is provided a backlight module and a display device. A light-emitting region of the backlight module has a size less than or equal to 7 inches. The backlight module includes a light source, a circuit board, a light guide plate and a target shielding light tape. The light source is disposed on a side surface of the light guide plate, a light-emitting side of the light source is next to the light guide plate, another side of the light source is welded with the circuit board being perpendicular to the light guide plate, and the target shielding light tape is located on a light-exiting surface of the light guide plate and covers the light source. The target shielding light tape is narrower, and the ratio of light-emitting region to the backlight module is larger, thereby improving the screen-to-body ratio of the portable terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Qiaowei Zhong
  • Patent number: 10816183
    Abstract: A flashlight for use with a pistol, the pistol having a trigger guard and a mounting rail. The flashlight includes an elongated housing having a spring arm clamping mechanism for mounting to the mounting rail, a light source at one end thereof, and paddle switches at an opposing end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Emissive Energy Corp.
    Inventors: Robert D. Galli, Christopher J. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10811739
    Abstract: A battery pack includes a plurality of batteries, a housing, a circulation path, and a blower. The circulation path includes a bottom wall side path formed between lower faces of the batteries and a bottom wall which is the bottom side of the housing. The bottom wall is provided with a plurality of beams arranged in parallel for reinforcing the housing, and the batteries are arranged on the beams. The bottom wall side path is formed as a space surrounded by the lower faces of the batteries, the bottom wall, and the beam. The width of the bottom wall side path formed between adjacent beams is set to be larger than the width of one beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouji Yamashita, Yoshimitsu Inoue, Hiroyoshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10807523
    Abstract: It is intended to cause a light emitter to properly emit light for notifying an occupant of a movement direction of an object approaching a conveyance. A vehicle lighting device includes sensors (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d) configured to detect an approaching object approaching a vehicle, light emitters (5) attached to the vehicle, and a control device (2) configured to control the light emitter (5) when the sensor (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d) has detected the approaching object. The control device (2) controls the light emitter (5) such that a light emitting spot of the light emitter (5) moves along a direction corresponding to a movement direction of the approaching object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro Nomura