Patents Examined by Joseph L. Williams
  • Patent number: 11979956
    Abstract: An emergency converter device for lighting applications provides a supply current to a load device such as a lighting module. The emergency converter device has a printed circuit board arranged within a housing. A control circuit such as a microcontroller and a non-volatile memory for storing log data are arranged on the printed circuit board. An interface is configured to connect mechanically and electrically at least one of a status indicator light a test switch or a duration link select switch. The interface has a first connecting element and a second connecting element. The emergency converter device has a connecting means for connecting a data output terminal (USART_TX) and a data input terminal (USART_RX) of the control circuit to the exterior of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Tridonic GmbH & Co KG
    Inventors: Deepak Makwana, Jagjitpati Shukla, Stephen James
  • Patent number: 11965640
    Abstract: Providing a super-high pressure lamp having increased pressure resistance. The super-high pressure lamp includes: an arc tube; and a sealing portion in which a front end of an exhaust pipe capable of exhausting gas in the arc tube or supplying gas into the arc tube is sealed, wherein, in the sealing portion, a height of a first sealed space, which has a tapered shape that becomes narrower toward a front end of the sealing portion, is larger than twice an inner diameter of the first sealed space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Ushio Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Mori, Takayuki Hiraishi, Junya Asayama
  • Patent number: 11955311
    Abstract: An ion beam irradiation apparatus includes modules for generating an ion beam according to a recipe, and a control device. The control device receives the recipe including a processing condition for new processing, reads, from a monitored value storage, a monitored value that indicates a state of a module during a last processing immediately before the new processing, inputs the processing condition and the monitored value to a trained machine learning algorithm and receives, as an output from the trained machine learning algorithm, an initial value for the module, and outputs the initial value to the module to set up the module for generating the ion beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: NISSIN ION EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinya Takemura
  • Patent number: 11956881
    Abstract: An array of non-thermal plasma emitters is controlled to emit plasma based on application of an electric current at desired frequencies and a controlled power level. A power supply for an array controller includes a transformer that operates at the resonant frequency of the combined capacitance of the array and the cable connecting the array to the power supply. The power into the array is monitored by the controller and can be adjusted by the user. The controller monitors reflected power characteristics, such as harmonics of the alternating current, to determine initiation voltage of the plasma and/or resonant frequency plasma emitters. The array of non-thermal plasma emitters may be used in therapeutic, diagnostic, and/or medical sanitization applications, including where a non-thermal plasma treatment regimen for infections such as Trichophyton rubrum, or other fungal infections, is prescribed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Chiscan Holdings PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Bradley N. Eckert, Huan Truong, Bryon K. Eckert
  • Patent number: 11953182
    Abstract: An emergency lighting device with high safety includes a fixture base, two holders and a light tube. The holders are disposed on the fixture base. Each of the holder includes a holder body, two conductive plates and a rotational fixture. The conductive plates are disposed in the holder body and the rotational fixture is disposed in the central recess of the holder body. The light tube has two end caps and a tube body. The end caps are installed on the holders respectively. Each of the end caps has a non-conductive pin and two conductive pins inserted into the rotational fixture of one of the holders, such that the conductive pins of the end cap contact the conductive plates of the holder respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Xiamen PVTECH Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sijia Wang, Liangliang Cao, Fuxing Lu
  • Patent number: 11949193
    Abstract: A leakage current protection device with an illumination function, including a shell, a movement assembly in the shell, power input and output assemblies coupled to the movement assembly, and an illumination assembly disposed inside the shell, which includes: an illumination control board electrically coupled to the power input or output assembly; a sensing unit coupled to the illumination control board and configured to sense an ambient condition outside the shell to generate a sensing output signal; a light emitting unit coupled to the control board, and controlled by the control board to turn on or off in response to the sensing output signal; and a light guide unit, formed by an operating element partially protruding out of the shell and disposed adjacent the light emitting unit, configured to guide the illumination light emitted by the light emitting unit out of the shell. The device is convenient to use and compact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventor: Chengli Li
  • Patent number: 11942486
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display panel. By changing a wiring mode of data lines of a sub-pixel, a non-display area of a first sub-pixel is provided with a data line branched in the display area, and a display area of the first sub-pixel is further provided with a second data line, such that by setting opposite signals of the first data line and the second data line, the coupling voltages of the two data line signals to the sub-pixels can be offset by each other, and the problem of vertical crosstalk of an ultra-narrow border display is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Semiconductor Display Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sen Xu, Bangqing Xiao, Hua Fu
  • Patent number: 11940694
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a light modulation device is provided. The light modulation device is capable of removing defects such as orientation irregularities. The light modulation device further improves the orientation state in the light modulation device that adjusts orientation of a liquid crystal compound or the like with a liquid crystal alignment film and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer or adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Sun You, Dong Hyun Oh, Cheol Min Yun, Jin Hong Kim, Jung Woon Kim, Min Jun Gim
  • Patent number: 11933998
    Abstract: A film stack includes an oriented first layer including polyvinyl alcohol disposed on an oriented second layer including naphthalene dicarboxylate containing copolyester resin. The oriented second layer has in-plane birefringence ?nxy<0.02.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Adam D. Haag, Michael A. Johnson, Michelle L. Toy, Brianna N. Wheeler, David T. Yust
  • Patent number: 11927854
    Abstract: A touch panel includes a liquid crystal display body and a flexible printed circuit (FPC) electrically connected with the liquid crystal display body. The liquid crystal display body includes: sensing electrodes Rx, upper display screen glass, driving electrodes Tx, a color filter with a black frame, liquid crystals, a thin-film transistor drive array and lower display screen glass, where the liquid crystals are filled between the color filter with the black frame and the thin-film transistor drive array; and the liquid crystal display body comprises special-shaped regions at a lower edge of two sides of the liquid crystal display body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG CHANGXING HELI OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bin Xiao, Guohua Liu, Rao Huang, Junhai He
  • Patent number: 11921310
    Abstract: An illuminated harness includes a front panel assembly and a rear panel, in which the front panel assembly includes a left front panel detachably connected to a right front panel. A side-illuminating fiber optic cable is attached to the front panel assembly and the rear panel assembly, including a first belt portion and a second belt portion joining the front panel assembly to the rear panel, combining to form a belt. The fiber optic cable also forms a left shoulder strap joining the front panel assembly to the rear panel and a right shoulder portion joining the front panel assembly to the rear panel, forming a pair of shoulder straps. A light source is coupled to the fiber optic cable and arranged to transmit light into the fiber optic cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventors: Keith S. Willows, June A. Angus, Antonio Del Rosario
  • Patent number: 11904764
    Abstract: A cancellation device for an automotive feature on a vehicle includes a lever configured to be manually moved relative to the vehicle from a first, neutral position to a second, non-neutral position to actuate the automotive feature. The cancellation device also includes a detent pawl coupled to the lever such that the detent pawl moves with the lever, a detent spring configured to bias the detent pawl, a centering spring configured to bias the lever back to the first, neutral position, and a magnet configured to generate a force to hold the lever in the second, non-neutral position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adam Pirkey, Gregory J. Organek, Steven J. Dimig, Alan J. Ritz, Ben Dimig
  • Patent number: 11906854
    Abstract: A liquid crystal element includes a first substrate, a second substrate arranged to face the first substrate, a first pixel electrode corresponding to a first pixel region arranged on the first substrate on the second substrate side, a second pixel electrode corresponding to a second pixel region arranged on the first substrate on the second substrate side, a common electrode arranged on the first substrate side of the second substrate, and a liquid crystal layer arranged between a group of the first and second pixel electrodes and the common electrode, where the first pixel electrode and the second pixel electrode are provided on different layers on the first substrate, and their ends are arranged so as to partially overlap each other in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo Toko, Hiroshi Tozuka
  • Patent number: 11898726
    Abstract: A light irradiation device includes a light source, a first reflecting surface, a second reflecting surface and a rotation mechanism that rotates the first reflecting surface around a first central axis passing through a center of the first reflecting surface and rotates the second reflecting surface around a second central axis passing through a center of the second reflecting surface. The first central axis is orthogonal to a first reference surface that is 45 degrees inclined with respect to a first plane that is orthogonal to an optical axis of light incident upon the first reflecting surface, the second central axis is orthogonal to a second reference surface parallel to the first reference surface, and the first reflecting surface is inclined with respect to the first reference surface and the second reflecting surface is inclined with respect to the second reference surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashige Suwa, Ritsuya Oshima, Muneharu Kuwata
  • Patent number: 11889989
    Abstract: A light source apparatus for endoscope includes a light source, a collective lens, a light shielding member which shields at least a part of the light emitted from the light source, and allows light which is not shielded, to be transmitted as transmitted light, an optical fiber on which, the transmitted light transmitted through the light shielding member is incident, a holding member which includes a heat insulating member, and holds at least one of the light source, the collective lens, and the light shielding member by fixing at a respective position thereof, and a heat exhausting member which exhausts heat generated in the light shielding member to an outside of the holding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuri Kigoshi, Yoshinori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11884207
    Abstract: A method and an arrangement for light adaptation of the eyes of a driver of a vehicle when exiting a tunnel. The method and arrangement determines a tunnel exit position and changes a light source luminous flux of at least one light source in the vehicle as the vehicle approaches the tunnel exit position in response to the determination of the tunnel exit position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: NINGBO GEELY AUTOMOBILE RESEARCH & DEV. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Erik Lindberg Nilsson, Magnus Nilsson
  • Patent number: 11886246
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a housing with a display. The display may be overlapped by an image transport layer such as a coherent fiber bundle or layer of Anderson localization material. The image transport layer may have an input surface that receives an image from the display and a corresponding output surface to which the image is transported. The input surface and output surface may have different shapes. A wristwatch device may, as an example, have a rectangular or hexagonal input surface and may have an output surface such as a rectangular output surface with rounded corners or a circular output surface. A region of the output surface may have compound curvature. A portion of the image transport layer may protrude laterally over an inactive portion of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler R. Kakuda, Christopher E. Glazowski, Elizabeth C. Porter, Hao Dong, Jean-Pierre S. Guillou, Warren S. Rieutort-Louis
  • Patent number: 11887973
    Abstract: There is provided a full spectrum white light emitting device comprising: a broadband LED flip chip that generates broadband light of dominant wavelength from about 420 nm to about 480 nm and a FWHM from 25 nm to 50 nm; and at least one photoluminescence layer covering a light emitting face of the broadband LED flip chip; wherein the broadband LED flip chip comprises a broadband InGaN/GaN multiple quantum wells LED chip comprising multiple different wavelength quantum wells in its active region that generate multiple narrowband light emissions of multiple different wavelengths and wherein broadband light generated by the broadband LED flip chip is composed of a combination of the multiple narrowband light emissions, and wherein the at least one photoluminescence material layer comprises a first photoluminescence material which generates light with a peak emission wavelength from 490 nm to 550 nm; and a second photoluminescence material which generates light with a peak emission wavelength from 600 nm to 680 n
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Intematix Corporation
    Inventors: Yi-Qun Li, Xianglong Yuan, Jun-Gang Zhao
  • Patent number: 11887805
    Abstract: Electron sources can include an electron source crystal coupled in series between opposing electrically conductive supports to form an electrically conductive path, wherein the electrical resistance of each of the electrically conductive supports is lower than the electrical resistance of the electron source crystal. Electron source crystals can include an emitting end and opposing shank end, wherein the shank end includes opposing leg portions. Electrically conductive supports can include foil supports spaced apart across a gap, wherein each of the opposing leg portions is attached to a respective foil support such that the foil supports are electrically connected to form the electrically conductive path. Particle focusing system are also disclosed. Electron sources can include an electron source crystal having an emitting end and opposing shank end, wherein the shank end is formed of a pair of opposing leg portions. Methods of manufacturing and operating electron sources are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: FEI Company
    Inventors: John Stiller, Aaron Torok, Kevin Kagarice
  • Patent number: 11887802
    Abstract: Provided in the present disclosure is an electron emitting element 10 including a laminated structure in which a first electrode 1, an electron accelerating layer 6 made of an insulation film, a second electrode 3, and a cover film 7 are laminated in that order, in which the second electrode is an electrode which transmits electrons and emits electrons from a surface thereof, and the cover film is a film which transmits electrons, is a protective film made of a material different from that of the second electrode, and constitutes an electron emission surface 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Murakami, Masayoshi Nagao