Patents Examined by K Cyrus Kianni
  • Patent number: 8289484
    Abstract: To prevent a reduction in load resistance of a liquid crystal panel which is caused along with a reduction in thickness thereof, tempered glass is entirely bonded to both of front and back surfaces or one of the surfaces of the liquid crystal panel using an optical adhesive, and an amount of warp by which the liquid crystal panel alone is broken due to a pressure is set equal to or larger than that in a case of the tempered glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Instruments Inc.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Matsuhira, Tomoko Matsuhira, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8277128
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a device for protecting an adapter from contamination, damage or misuse. The device includes a front member having an opening for receiving a removal tool. The device also includes cover members having a front portion and a back portion. The front member of the device interconnects the front portions of the cover members. The front portion of each cover member includes a sealing member for sealing an opening in the adapter when the cover member is installed within the adapter. The back portion of each cover member includes an arm extending upwardly therefrom for engaging the adapter to secure the device within the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Jason O. Hackett
  • Patent number: 8279375
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a liquid crystal apparatus includes first and second transmissive liquid crystal panels which are combined with each other. Each of the liquid crystal panels displays a video image in accordance with an identical video source. The first liquid crystal panel is driven by an interlace method in which a video image corresponding to one frame is displayed in two fields while the second liquid crystal panel is driven by a progressive method in which a video image corresponding to one frame is displayed in one field. Accordingly, the display apparatus has high display quality and no interference fringes. This attains a liquid crystal display apparatus with high display quality since the liquid crystal display apparatus has no interference fringes even if a plurality of transmissive liquid crystal display panels are combined with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tatsuya Nakamoto
  • Patent number: 8280200
    Abstract: A polarization conversion device converts a polarization state of a light which is input to a first waveguide, that is, TE/TM mode of the light, to output it from the first waveguide. The polarization conversion device includes: a mode converter that performs the inter-conversion of TE/TM modes of the light which is input to the first waveguide; and a polarization separator that receives the light passed through the mode converter and separates the received light into a first light, TE/TM of which mode has been converted by the mode converter and a second light, TE/TM of which mode has not been converted, to output the first light to the first waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Masaharu Doi, Kazuhiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8272791
    Abstract: An optical fiber connector includes a housing, and two lenses. The housing defines two first blind holes each configured for receiving an optical fiber. The two lenses are formed on the housing and each of the lenses is aligned with a corresponding first blind hole. The two second blind holes are defined on the housing and each of the second blind holes run through the housing to the bottom of a corresponding first blind hole allowing air in the first blind hole vent out when the optical fiber is inserted into the first blind hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsiang-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 8270796
    Abstract: An adapter block constructed to mount to more than one mounting configuration of a telecommunications panel. The adapter block including a housing constructed to slide mount to a panel, and pivot mount to a panel from either a front or a rear of the panel. The housing including flexible levers that provide a snap-fit connection to secure the adapter block relative to the panel in each of the mounting configurations. The adapter block providing access to cable terminations of the block in each of the mounting configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventor: Ponharith Pon Nhep
  • Patent number: 8269931
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preparing films using sequential ion implantation, and films formed using same, are provided herein. A structure prepared using ion implantation may include a substrate; an embedded structure having pre-selected characteristics; and a film within or adjacent to the embedded structure and including ions having a perturbed arrangement arising from the presence of the embedded structure. The perturbed arrangement may include the ions being covalently bonded to each other, to the embedded structure, or to the substrate, whereas the ions instead may be free to diffuse through the substrate in the absence of the embedded structure. The embedded structure may inhibit or impede the ions from diffusing through the substrate, such that the ions instead covalently bond to each other, to the embedded structure, or to the substrate. The film may include, for example, diamond-like carbon, graphene, or SiC having a pre-selected phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: The Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Margaret H. Abraham, David P. Taylor
  • Patent number: 8267583
    Abstract: A multi-chip module (MCM), which includes a three-dimensional (3D) stack of chips that are coupled using optical interconnects, is described. In this MCM, disposed on a first surface of a middle chip in the 3D stack, there are: a first optical coupler, an optical waveguide, which is coupled to the first optical coupler, and a second optical coupler, which is coupled to the optical waveguide. The first optical coupler redirects an optical signal from the optical waveguide to a first direction (which is not in the plane of the first surface), or from the first direction to the optical waveguide. Moreover, the second optical coupler redirects the optical signal from the optical waveguide to a second direction (which is not in the plane of the first surface), or from the second direction to the optical waveguide. Note that an optical path associated with the second direction passes through an opening in a substrate in the middle chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Yao, Xuezhe Zheng, Ashok V. Krishnamoorthy, John E. Cunningham
  • Patent number: 8264637
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to a photonic crystal optical filter, a reflective color filter using the photonic crystal optical filter, a display apparatus using the reflective color filter, and a method of manufacturing the reflective color filter. The photonic crystal optical filter may include a transparent substrate; a barrier layer formed on the transparent substrate; and a photonic crystal layer formed on the barrier layer. The photonic crystal layer may have a structure in which a first material having a relatively high refractive index and a second material having a relatively low refractive index are periodically arranged so as to reflect light having a wavelength band corresponding to a photonic band gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eun-hyoung Cho, Jin-seung Sohn, Seock-hwan Kang, Hae-sung Kim, Xianyu Wenxu
  • Patent number: 8264638
    Abstract: Disclosed is a liquid crystal display which includes a first display panel including a plurality of pixel electrodes, a second display panel facing the first display panel, and a liquid crystal layer interposed between the first display panel and the second display panel, and a method of manufacturing the liquid crystal display panel. The second display panel includes a light emitting element displaying a color, an insulating layer disposed on the light emitting element and including a rubbed surface, a polarization layer disposed on the insulating layer and opposite to the light emitting element with respect to the insulating layer, and a common electrode disposed on the polarization layer and facing the pixel electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won-Cheol Jung, Byung-Ki Kim, Seoung-Jae Im
  • Patent number: 8259250
    Abstract: Disclosed is a liquid crystal display apparatus, including: a liquid crystal display panel; a polarizing plate which is processed to be conductive and is attached to a surface of the liquid crystal display panel; and a conductive frame, wherein the polarizing plate includes a projecting area which projects outward from the edge of the liquid crystal display panel, and wherein the conductive frame presses the projecting area of the polarizing plate in order to ground the polarizing plate. A method for grounding a liquid crystal display apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: NLT Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventor: Akihide Sato
  • Patent number: 8259255
    Abstract: An exemplary backlight module includes a light guide plate (210), a light source (211), and a retardation layer (214). The light guide plate includes a light incident surface (2120) and a light emitting surface (2121) adjacent to the light incident surface. The light source is configured to emit polarized light with a first polarization orientation, and is located at a side of the light incident surface. The retardation layer is disposed at a side of the light emitting surface, and is configured to rotate the first polarization orientation of the polarized light to a second polarization orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Chimei Innolux Corporation
    Inventors: Chuan-Pei Yu, Ming-Chuan Chou
  • Patent number: 8260097
    Abstract: Alignment of one or more lenses with one or more opto-electronic devices in an opto-electronic system is aided by an aligner device having a substantially cylindrical body with a base and an outer ring. The base has one or more openings, one of which is a first opto-electronic device opening. The first opto-electronic device opening has a substantially circular shape coaxial with the outer ring and coaxial with a central axis of the aligner device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Avago Technologies Fiber IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd
    Inventors: David J. K. Meadowcroft, Seng-Kum Chan, Ronald T. Kaneshiro, Ye Chen
  • Patent number: 8259256
    Abstract: In a liquid crystal display device of a transflective type, the viewing angle characteristics of displaying in the transmission mode can be sufficiently improved, and yet bright displaying in the reflection mode can be realized. The liquid crystal display device is a liquid crystal display device of a transflective type including a liquid crystal display panel and an illuminator. The liquid crystal display panel includes a first light diffusing element disposed at the viewer's side of a liquid crystal layer and a second light diffusing element disposed at the opposite side of the liquid crystal layer from the viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenji Misono, Shinichi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 8244084
    Abstract: The device includes a body, a lens holder, a lens, a ferrule, a ferrule holder, an optical cable holder, a snap ring, and a spring. The lens holder retains the lens, and the lens holder accommodates the ferrule. The ferrule holder is mounted to the body. The spring is mounted between a spring seat of the ferrule holder and a spring seat of the optical cable holder. The snap ring is mounted to the optical cable holder so as to retain the optical cable holder to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Stratos International, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C. E. Durrant, Mark Waldron
  • Patent number: 8243226
    Abstract: A tiled display device includes a combination of multiple display devices to form a larger tiled display device. The larger tiled display device minimizes the boundaries between in the multiple display devices to improve the active area of the display. A partition wall between display devices may be configured to reduce the distance between the combined display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gi Bin Kim, Hak Mo Hwang
  • Patent number: 8244081
    Abstract: In an optoelectronic assembly in which one or more beam paths are to be aligned with a corresponding number of active optical elements, the cooperation between flexible alignment features and fixed alignment features achieves elastic averaging so as to provide the target accuracy. By averaging dimensional and positional errors over a large number of localized couplings of the flexible and fixed alignment features, elastic averaging provides the same accuracy as the more costly and complex kinematic alignment techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Avago Technologies Fiber IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert H. Yi, Brenton A. Baugh, James H. Williams, Robert E. Wilson, Richard A. Ruh
  • Patent number: 8244083
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming and controlling a microwave Bessel beam which may be utilized for examining microstructure including very early stage tumors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: Abraham N. Seidman
  • Patent number: 8238697
    Abstract: A polarization beam splitter-polarization rotator-polarization beam combiner optical structure comprising a pair of polarization rotators having a polarization beam splitter associated with the input ends of the two polarization rotators, and a polarization beam combiner associated with output ends of the two polarization rotators, and a method of purifying a light signal comprising TE and TM modes by disassociating the primary TE and TM modes from first order splitter and rotation error components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: Brent E. Little, Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 8235602
    Abstract: An adapter couples a length of optical fiber to a hollow probe and to an optical coherence tomography instrument. The length of optical fiber may be greater than the length of the adapter itself. The optical fiber is fixed to an optical coupler at a proximal end of the adapter and may be maintained in a curved configuration by features located in an internal cavity of the adapter. An optical fiber advance mechanism be used to advance and/or retract the length of optical fiber to align it within the hollow probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Brooks H. Rohlen