Patents Examined by Joseph L. Williams
  • Patent number: 11127721
    Abstract: A full spectrum white light emitting device includes photoluminescence materials which generate light with a peak emission wavelength in a range from about 490 nm to about 680 nm; and a broadband solid-state excitation source operable to generate broadband excitation light with a dominant wavelength in a range from about 420 nm to about 480 nm. The device is operable to generate white light with a Correlated Color Temperature in a range from about 1800K to about 6800K, a CRI R9 less than 90, a spectrum whose intensity decreases from its maximum value in the orange to red region of the spectrum to about 50% of the maximum value at a wavelength in a range from about 645 nm to about 695 nm, and over a wavelength range from about 430 nm to about 520 nm, a maximum percentage intensity deviation of light emitted by the device is less than 60% from the intensity of light of at least one of a black-body curve and CIE Standard Illuminant D of the same Correlated Color Temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Intematix Corporation
    Inventors: Yi-Qun Li, Xianglong Yuan, Jun-Gang Zhao
  • Patent number: 11125929
    Abstract: A display system including a lightguide and first and second reflective layers disposed on opposite sides of the lightguide is provided. The lightguide has opposing first and second major surfaces and includes a light extraction pattern for extracting light that would otherwise be confined and propagate within the lightguide primarily by total internal reflection. Light extracted by the light extraction pattern exits the lightguide through at least one of the first and second major surfaces of the lightguide. Each of the first and second reflective layers has an average specular reflectance of at least 50% in a predetermined wavelength range. The light extraction pattern may be repeatedly imaged by the first and second reflective layers to produce three-dimensional stacked images of the light extraction pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Tao Liu, Brian W. Ostlie, Brent A. Hedding, Charlie C. Ho, Yongshang Lu, Jay M. Jennen, David C. Mercord, Johnnie L. Williams
  • Patent number: 11119377
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display (LCD) panel and an emission D-IC on array (EOA) module (10?) thereof are provided. The EOA module includes a high-level generating unit, a resetting unit, and a restoring unit. The high-level generating unit is configured to generate an output signal, where the output signal is at high level when a first clock signal (CLK) is at high level. The resetting unit is configured to reset the output signal from high level to low level when a second clock signal (CLKB) and a scan signal (Gn) of a current stage are simultaneously at high level. The restoring unit is configured to restore the output signal from low level to high level when a scan signal (Gn+1) of a subsequent stage is at high level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Ha Kim, Nana Xiong, Dan Chen
  • Patent number: 11118744
    Abstract: A device for lighting a court including at least one lighting strip extending substantially horizontally along at least one side of the court, at a predefined height relative to the court. The strip comprises a series of light sources distributed along its length, each of the light sources projecting a light beam with a diffusion angle that is less than 20°, oriented perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: NLX
    Inventors: Jérôme Papineau, Jean-Luc Tournebise
  • Patent number: 11119262
    Abstract: A optical device includes a waveguide plate, which includes an in-coupling element to form first guided light (B1) and a second guided light (B2) by diffracting input light (IN1), an expander element to form third guided light (B3) by diffracting the first guided light (B1), an out-coupling element to form first output light (OB3) by diffracting the third guided light (B3), a bypass element to form fourth guided light (B4) by diffracting the second guided light (B2), wherein the first guided light (B1) propagates in a first direction, the second guided light (B2) propagates in a second direction, and the angle ?12 between the first direction) and the second direction is in the range of 60° to 120°, wherein the out-coupling element includes one or more augmenting regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN OPTIARK SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Tapani Kalervo Levola, Houqiang Jiang, Yisheng Zhu
  • Patent number: 11112095
    Abstract: To provide a lamp unit in which rattling of a light-emitting element is prevented, a lamp unit (4) includes: a holder member (9) attached to an attachment object (3), a base board (6) provided with a light-emitting element (5) coupled on a main surface thereof; a retaining member (8) that engages the holder member to sandwich the base board between the retaining member and the holder member such that the base board is retained at a prescribed position on the holder member; and a cover member (9) that is at least partially light-transmissive and is attached to the holder member such that the cover member cooperates with the holder member to define a housing chamber (90) for housing the base board and the retaining member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: TS TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Manabu Mihira, Yuji Nakano, Masahiro Nomura
  • Patent number: 11112686
    Abstract: A light source unit of the invention includes a first light source configured to emit light in a first wavelength range and a wheel in which a first transmitting area is formed, the first transmitting area being configured to transmit light in the first wavelength range incident from a side facing a first surface of the wheel, and the first transmitting area contains a first luminescent material configured to emit first luminescent light including at least a wavelength range of light in the first wavelength range by light in a second wavelength range whose wavelength range differs from that of light in the first wavelength range being shined from a side facing a second surface of the wheel, the second surface being opposite to the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD
    Inventor: Osamu Umamine
  • Patent number: 11099443
    Abstract: The present application discloses a display panel having a plurality of wirings in the fan-out area respectively connected to a plurality of signal lines in the display area, each of the plurality of wirings in the fan-out area configured to transmit a signal to one of a plurality of subpixels through one of the plurality of signal lines in the display area; and a plurality of bonding pads respectively connected to the plurality of wirings, configured to bond the plurality of wirings with a driver integrated circuit. The plurality of wirings are grouped into a plurality of groups of wirings comprising a first group of a plurality of first wirings and a second group of a plurality of second wirings. The plurality of first wirings are made of a first conductive material. The plurality of second wirings are made of a second conductive material. The second conductive material has a resistivity greater than that of the first conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., Chongqing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yunze Li, Ni Yang, Ming Deng, Zhiyong Li, Mengqiu Liu, Hui Li
  • Patent number: 11097854
    Abstract: An aircraft light comprises at least one light source; at least one sensor, an operating mode selector, and a transmitter. The sensor is configured for detecting current operational conditions and providing at least one corresponding sensor signal. The operating mode selector configured for determining a suitable light emission of the at least one light source based on the at least one sensor signal. The operating mode selector is further configured for determining the amount of electrical power needed for generating the determined light emission. The transmitter configured for transmitting a power request signal indicating the determined amount of electrical power to a power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventor: Andre Hessling-Von Heimendahl
  • Patent number: 11092297
    Abstract: Various aspects of a light emitting apparatus include a substrate having at least one angled portion. Some aspects of the light emitting apparatus include at least one light emitting device arranged on the substrate. Some aspects of the light emitting apparatus include a plurality of conductors arranged on the substrate. In some aspects of the light emitting apparatus, the conductors are electrically coupled to the at least one light emitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: BRIDGELUX, INC.
    Inventor: Vladimir Odnoblyudov
  • Patent number: 11092833
    Abstract: A display apparatus can include a display panel to display an image; a cabinet covering an front edge portion of the display panel; a light source package disposed behind the display panel to provide light onto the display panel; a bottom cover coupled to behind the cabinet to package the display panel and the light source package; and a back cover covering a first portion of a rear side of the bottom cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Munhe Lee, Gyoungbok Kim
  • Patent number: 11096257
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting device, in particular of a vehicle combined lighting device, including at least two controllable light modules with point light sources with automotive certification, which are connected to a power source and to a control unit. Each light module includes a driver to which point light sources of the light module are connected, wherein the drivers are connected by their data input via a common data-conducting path of the lighting device to a common control unit and are further connected by their electrical terminals to a two-wire common power distribution system from the source of electrical energy, wherein each point light source is connected to the power output of its driver and to a negative pole of the source of electrical energy or to a grounding pole. A light module for a vehicle lighting device, in particular for a vehicle combined lighting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Tomas Gloss, Petr Novak, Ludek Mazal
  • Patent number: 11092323
    Abstract: A firearm-mountable device having an improved switch assembly is shown and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua D. Hawk, William D. Worman, Jonathan R. Sharrah
  • Patent number: 11085624
    Abstract: A lighting unit has an input connector which has a first terminal arrangement which connects to a protection circuit to engage a lighting driver in an initial connection of the lighting unit (14) and the lighting driver (12), and a second terminal arrangement which connects to a light source. The second terminal arrangement is adapted to engage the lighting driver later than an engagement of the first terminal arrangement to the light driver. The protection circuit (22) is adapted to operate earlier than an engagement of the light source (20) to the lighting driver (20). The protection circuit prevents current surges from being delivered by the lighting driver at the time of connection of the lighting unit. The protection circuit is only applied temporarily, before direct connection is made between the light source and the lighting driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Signify Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Herman Johannes Gertrudis Gielen, Remco Christianus Wilhelmus Leermakers, Peter Hubertus Franciscus Deurenberg
  • Patent number: 11088352
    Abstract: A display substrate, a manufacturing method thereof, and a display device are provided, in the field of display technology. The display substrate includes a base substrate, and a thin-film transistor, a light-emitting device, an encapsulation structure, and a conductive film layer sequentially disposed on the base substrate in a direction away from the base substrate. Since the display substrate includes a conductive film layer on a side of the encapsulation structure away from the base substrate, when the protective film layer on the side of the conductive film layer away from the base substrate is peeled off, static electricity generated by the separation of the film layer can be released to the conductive film layer, avoiding electron transition to the active layer of the thin-film transistor in the display substrate to cause offset of the threshold voltage of the thin-film transistor. The display brightness uniformity of the display substrate can be ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wenqu Liu, Feng Zhang, Qi Yao, Zhijun Lv, Liwen Dong, Shizheng Zhang, Ning Dang, Xiaoxin Song, Zhao Cui
  • Patent number: 11081865
    Abstract: An apparatus for setting a gap between a first electrode and a second electrode of a spark plug, encompassing at least a counter-brace, a gap plate, and a plunger, which are disposed along a longitudinal axis; the counter-brace being configured to brace the spark plug; the gap plate being disposed between the counter-brace and the plunger in the direction of the longitudinal axis; the gap plate being configured to be disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode; and the plunger being configured to apply a deformation force in the direction of the longitudinal axis onto the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Nicolai Claus
  • Patent number: 11083054
    Abstract: A flexible display panel and a display apparatus including the flexible display panel are disclosed. The flexible display panel includes an encapsulated panel, a first protective film on one side of the encapsulated panel, and a second protective film on another side of the encapsulated panel. The encapsulated panel includes a flexible panel and a flexible encapsulation member on the flexible panel. The flexible panel includes a first region on a first plane and that includes a display region, and a second region on a second plane that is bent with respect to the first plane and that includes a non-display region. The flexible encapsulation member encapsulates the display region. The display apparatus also includes a support unit for maintaining a shape of the flexible panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-Hyun Ka, Won-Kyu Kwak
  • Patent number: 11081319
    Abstract: Glass sealed gas discharge tubes. In some embodiments, a gas discharge tube (GDT) can include an insulator substrate having first and second sides and defining an opening. The GDT can further include a first electrode implemented to cover the opening on the first side of the insulator substrate, and a second electrode implemented to cover the opening on the second side of the insulator substrate. The GDT can further include a first glass seal implemented between the first electrode and the first side of the insulator substrate, and a second glass seal implemented between the second electrode and the second side of the insulator substrate, such that the first and second glass seals provide a hermetic seal for a chamber defined by the opening and the first and second electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Bourns, Inc.
    Inventors: Zuoyi Wang, Peter Shak, Gordon L. Bourns
  • Patent number: 11075504
    Abstract: A corona comprises a central electrode surrounded by an insulator, which is surrounded by a conductive component. The conductive component includes a shell and an intermediate part both formed of an electrically conductive material. The intermediate part is a layer of metal which brazes the insulator to the shell. An outer surface of the insulator presents a lower ledge, and the layer of metal can be applied to the insulator above the lower ledge prior to or after inserting the insulator into the shell. The conductive inner diameter is less than an insulator outer diameter directly below the lower ledge such the insulator thickness increases toward the electrode firing end. The insulator outer diameter is also typically less than the shell inner diameter so that the corona igniter can be forward-assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Tenneco Inc.
    Inventors: John Antony Burrows, John E. Miller, Kristapher I. Mixell, James D. Lykowski
  • Patent number: 11069503
    Abstract: An electron generating apparatus includes a filament, a power supply configured to supply power to the filament so as to make the filament emit an electron, and a controller configured to repeatedly detect a value having a correlation with power supplied from the power supply to the filament, determine whether a state of the filament satisfies a notification condition, by using a plurality of detected values, and perform notification when the state satisfies the notification condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: CANON ANELVA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriyuki Saito, Kyuma Iizuka, Eriko Chida