Patents Examined by K Cyrus Kianni
  • Patent number: 7973863
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a liquid crystal display apparatus, including: a liquid crystal panel having a display region for displaying an image and having a plurality of pixels disposed in the region; and a pair of first and second polarizing plates provided in an opposing relationship to each other through the display region; the liquid crystal panel including a first substrate, a second substrate opposed in a spaced relationship to the first substrate, and a liquid crystal layer sandwiched by and between the first and second substrates and oriented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Takama, Naoyuki Itakura, Takayuki Nakanishi, Yoshiharu Nakajima
  • Patent number: 7969263
    Abstract: A fiber wrap and a method of rotating the fiber wrap without twisting a data cable are disclosed. The fiber wrap includes a sun gear, a sun cylinder coupled to the sun gear, a planetary gear in contact with the sun gear, a planetary cylinder coupled to the planetary gear, an outer housing in contact with the planetary gear, and a data cable coupled to the sun cylinder, the planetary cylinder, and the outer housing. The maximum bend radius of the data cable is determined by the equation: 2 ? ?? ? ? DGD ? c ? wherein ? is optical wavelength and ? ? ? DGD = 0.5 ? C s ? ( r R 2 ) 2 ? ? ? ? L c - 0.5 ? C s ? ( r R 1 ) 2 ? ? ? ? L c wherein Cs is the stress-optics coefficient, c is the speed of light, R1 is the bend radius at the end of the wrap motion, R2 is the bend radius at the start of the wrap motion, r is the radii of the sun cylinder and the planetary cylinder, and ? ? ? L = 10 360 ? 2 ? ? ? ? R 2 .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignees: Associated Universities, Inc., University of Kent
    Inventors: Silversun Sturgis, Nathan J. Gomes, Pengbo Shen
  • Patent number: 7965362
    Abstract: An exemplary liquid crystal panel (1) includes a first substrate assembly (110), a second substrate assembly (120) generally opposite to the first substrate assembly, a liquid crystal layer (130) sandwiched between the two substrate assemblies, and spacers (140) spacing the two substrate assemblies. An area of the liquid crystal panel corresponding to the black matrix is defined as a non-display region. The non-display region defines recesses (129). Ends of the spacers are arranged in the recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Chimel Innolux Corporation
    Inventors: Hsin-Chieh Huang, Jia-Yi Wu, Kun-Hsing Hsiao
  • Patent number: 7965348
    Abstract: A liquid crystal module includes a liquid crystal panel, a printed wiring board, a rear frame, a plurality of protrusion portions and first and second positioning portions. The rear frame supports the liquid crystal panel. The protrusion portions protrude from a rear face of the rear frame and fixedly support the printed wiring board on upper faces of the protrusion portions. The first and second positioning portions further protrude from at least one of the protrusion portions. The first positioning portion positions the printed wiring board in a first direction. The second positioning portion positions the printed wiring board in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuki Ogino
  • Patent number: 7965910
    Abstract: In a system and method, the emitted beams of multiple diode bar array assemblies are combined to achieve an increase in the resulting power density in the combined output beam, while addressing the need for heat distribution in each of the individual assemblies. The present invention enables the combination of output planes of illumination, to form a single, merged beam of area Ag having intensity IM˜M*Istack and brightness BM˜M*Bstack, where Istack and Bstack refer respectively to the intensity and brightness of the output plane of illumination of a single stacked array, and where IM and BM refer respectively to the intensity and brightness of the combined output plane of illumination of M stacked arrays. In this manner, the present invention is useful in applications where there is a need for high-intensity, high-brightness light energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Textron Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel E. Klimek, Alexander E. Mandl
  • Patent number: 7961989
    Abstract: A camera including a mount substrate, a detector on a first surface of the mount substrate, a spacer on the mount substrate, the spacer including a hole exposing the detector, a cover on the spacer, the cover covering the hole, the mount substrate, the spacer and the cover together sealing the detector, the cover having a planar surface facing the detector, and an external electrical interconnection for the detector provided outside the sealing, the external electrical interconnection being on a first surface and a second surface, different from the first surface, of the mount substrate, the external electrical interconnection adapted to connect the detector to an electrical contact pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Tessera North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan D. Kathman, James E. Morris, John Barnett Hammond, Michael R. Feldman
  • Patent number: 7961279
    Abstract: A transreflective liquid crystal display (LCD) apparatus with a single cell gap is presented, along with a method of driving the apparatus. The apparatus operates with low power consumption because its electro-optical characteristics in a transmissive region and a reflective region are equalized. The transreflective LCD apparatus includes first and second liquid crystal cells formed respectively in transmissive and reflective regions of a first subpixel, first and second thin film transistors connected respectively to the first and second liquid crystal cells, and first and second storage capacitors connected respectively to the first and second liquid crystal cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Il Gon Kim, Chul Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 7959363
    Abstract: An optical transceiver for converting and coupling an information-containing electrical signal with an optical fiber including an optical fiber coiled over at least a portion of its length; a support element disposed in the transceiver module; a substrate for securing said coiled optical fiber to said support element to enable said coiled fiber to bend from a first direction to a second opposite direction inside said transceiver module; and an optical multiplexer secured to said substrate for receiving first and second optical fibers and multiplexing respective optical signals on said first and second optical fibers into a multi-wavelength beam onto a third optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Inventors: Joseph Scheibenreif, Bryan Noble, John Dallesasse
  • Patent number: 7956975
    Abstract: A flat panel display device is disclosed. The flat panel display device includes a flat display panel, a driving integrated circuit driving the flat display panel, a cover shield, and a flexible connecting film on which the driving integrated circuit is mounted. The cover shield includes adhesive areas each having an adhesive portion and a non-adhesive area having a non-adhesive portion. An end of the flexible connecting film is electrically connected to an edge of the flat display panel, and the other end is positioned in the non-adhesive area of the cover shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae Hyo Choi
  • Patent number: 7957614
    Abstract: A suspension board with circuit includes a circuit board containing a metal supporting board, an insulating pattern formed on the metal supporting board, and a conductive pattern formed on the insulating pattern; an optical waveguide disposed on the circuit board; and a positioning portion provided on the circuit board in order to position the optical waveguide with respect to the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Ishii, Hitoki Kanagawa, Toshiki Naito
  • Patent number: 7955002
    Abstract: A device connects to a male network connector of a network conduit, and connects to a female network connector of the network conduit. The female network connector is capable of communicating with the male network connector. The device also measures outputs of the male network connector and the female network connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Tiejun J. Xia, Glenn A. Wellbrock, Timothy E. Lawter, Robert H. Mills, Gary E. Myrland
  • Patent number: 7953304
    Abstract: Disclosed is a superconducting power cable capable of quench detection, and a quench detection system using the superconducting power cable. The superconducting power cable capable of quench detection includes a former; a superconducting conductor layer composed of a superconducting wire and surrounding the former; a conductor layer quench detection coil interposed between the former and the superconducting conductor layer and surrounding the former; an insulating layer surrounding the superconducting conductor layer; and a shielding layer surrounding the insulating layer. This superconducting power cable may detect quench generated during its operation in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: LS Cable Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Man Jang, Do-Woon Kim, Ji-Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 7940351
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes: a plurality of light sources for emitting light; an optical uniformizing portion for uniformizing light emitted from the plurality of light sources; a total reflection portion disposed above the plurality of light sources, the total reflection portion totally reflecting light from the optical uniformizing portion; an optical guide portion for guiding light totally reflected at the total reflection portion; an optical diffusion unit for diffusing light from the total reflection portion and outputting the diffused light; an optical parallelizing unit for parallelizing light from the optical diffusion unit; and a liquid crystal panel for modulating light from the optical parallelizing unit into an optical image in accordance with an image signal and displaying the optical image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mayumi Nagayoshi, Satoshi Ouchi, Seiji Murata, Yasutaka Tsuru
  • Patent number: 7940345
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a liquid crystal display device including a thin film transistor with high electric characteristics and high reliability. As for a liquid crystal display device including an inverted staggered thin film transistor of a channel stop type, the inverted staggered thin film transistor includes a gate electrode, a gate insulating film over the gate electrode, a microcrystalline semiconductor film including a channel formation region over the gate insulating film, a buffer layer over the microcrystalline semiconductor film, and a channel protective layer which is formed over the buffer layer so as to overlap with the channel formation region of the microcrystalline semiconductor film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 7936952
    Abstract: Disclosed is a superconducting power cable capable of quench detection, and a quench detection system using the superconducting power cable. The superconducting power cable capable of quench detection includes a former; a superconducting conductor layer composed of a superconducting wire and surrounding the former; a conductor layer quench detection coil interposed between the former and the superconducting conductor layer and surrounding the former; an insulating layer surrounding the superconducting conductor layer; and a shielding layer surrounding the insulating layer. This superconducting power cable may detect quench generated during its operation in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: LS Cable Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Man Jang, Do-Woon Kim, Ji-Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 7929095
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display (LCD) panel including an opposite substrate, an active device array substrate, and conductive members is provided. The opposite substrate has transparent conductive blocks. The conductive members are disposed between the opposite substrate and the active device array substrate. The active device array substrate includes scan lines, data lines, common lines, first active devices, pixel electrodes, second active devices, and storage electrodes. Each first active device is electrically connected to the corresponding data line and scan line, and each pixel electrode is electrically connected to one of the first active devices. Each second active device is electrically connected to the corresponding scan line and common line, and each storage electrode is electrically connected to one of the second active devices. Each conductive member is electrically connected to the corresponding transparent conductive block and storage electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Ting Lin
  • Patent number: 7924358
    Abstract: A spacer structure of a display panel includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a spacer, and a spacer pad. The spacer is disposed on a side of the first substrate facing the second substrate, and the spacer pad is disposed between the second substrate and the spacer. The spacer pad has a non-linear structure lodged in the spacer, and therefore restrains the spacer from moving with respect to the second substrate in the plane parallel to the surface of the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corp.
    Inventor: Po-Yuan Shen
  • Patent number: 7924357
    Abstract: Array substrates for liquid crystal display (LCD) devices are formed on a substrate with first and second gate lines crossing a data line to define first and second pixel regions. A thin film transistor includes a source electrode and a drain electrode. A metal pattern overlaps a common line and makes up a portion of the drain electrode. A passivation layer is disposed on the source and drain electrodes and on the metal pattern. A first pixel electrode is connected to the metal pattern and a common electrode is connected to the common line. Various repair patterns are formed to define one or more repairing portions that enable connection of the drain electrode or metal pattern to a second pixel electrode of the second pixel region if the cut line is cut in the event the first pixel electrode fails to display an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Il-Man Choi, Tae-Hyeung Kim, Min-Jic Lee
  • Patent number: 7924367
    Abstract: An exemplary backlight module includes a frame and an illuminator support apparatus. The frame defines a through hole therein, and the through hole includes an assembly hole and a location hole communicating with each other. The illuminator support apparatus includes a base and a neck. The base remains fixed to the frame through the location hole. The neck is configured to be slidable from the assembly hole to the location hole and secured to the frame after the supporting body is snugly rotated. A liquid crystal display employing the backlight module is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Chimei Innolux Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Chung Hsiao, Mei-Fang Huang
  • Patent number: 7924371
    Abstract: A multimode display for night vision imaging system (NVIS) compatible operation including a display assembly including a display subassembly having a display component; and, a backlight printed wiring board (PWB) assembly positioned behind the display subassembly. The backlight printed wiring board (PWB) assembly includes a printed wiring board (PWB). A top side mounted LED array is mounted on a first side of the printed wiring board (PWB) including a top side plurality of LEDs including a top side set of white LEDs. A reverse-mounted LED array is mounted on a second side of the printed wiring board (PWB) including a reverse-mounted plurality of LEDs including a reverse-mounted set of white LEDs. A dedicated primary IR filtering means is operatively associated with the reverse-mounted LED array for conditioning light emitted from the reverse-mounted LED array for NVIS compatible operation. In a day mode of operation the forward-side mounted LED array illuminates the display subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua V. Davis