Patents Examined by Kevin Quarterman
  • Patent number: 11018317
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting display apparatus includes a first substrate, a display unit defining an active area on the first substrate and including an insulating layer, a second substrate on the display unit, one or more signal lines outside the active area and on the insulating layer, and a sealant between the first substrate and the second substrate. The sealant bonds the first substrate and the second substrate, and covers at least a portion of the signal lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Min Hong, Hyun-Min Hwang, Hyun-Young Kim, Eun-Jae Na
  • Patent number: 11003051
    Abstract: A device includes a light-emitting device (LED) having at least two vertical light-emitting sides, and a ring-shaped light guide having a bottom side, a top side comprising a light-emitting surface, an inner sidewall, and an outer sidewall defining an indentation having at least two vertical in-coupling surfaces mated to the at least two vertical light-emitting sides of the LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Lumileds Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Varun Dev Kakkar, Arjen Van Der Sijde, Erno Fancsali, Chunxia Feng, Nicola Pfeffer
  • Patent number: 11000911
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a backlight source. The method for manufacturing a backlight source according to the present invention forms a plurality of tin soldering pattern groups on a substrate. Each tin soldering pattern group includes tin soldering patterns spaced from one another, and the tin soldering patterns are in a closed ring shape. The Mini-LEDs are disposed on the tin soldering pattern groups respectively. The substrate is placed in the space having a varying magnetic field. The circuit of the tin soldering patterns in the tin soldering pattern groups generates the induced current for rapid heating and melting, to solder the Mini-LEDs on the substrate. The soldering speed is improved, the process efficiency is high, the process cost is low, and the light effect of the backlight source is effectively ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Yong Yang
  • Patent number: 11005238
    Abstract: A spark plug has a housing, an insulator, a central electrode and a ground electrode. A projection part is formed projecting radially from the housing. The spark plug has a structure which satisfies a relationship of t2/t1?0.85, s1?0.5, and s1?1.05?t2/t1. A leg part of the insulator has a first end and a second end in an axial direction thereof. The second end is located opposite to the first end in the axial direction. In the relationship, t1 represents a first radial thickness of the first end in a radial direction of the leg part, t2 represents a center radial thickness in the radial direction at a middle position of the leg part, and s1 represents a first gap width in the radial direction of the housing between the projection part of the housing and the first end of the leg part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masamichi Shibata
  • Patent number: 10996451
    Abstract: A system, method and device for collimating the output of a light emitting diode (LED) are disclosed. The system, method and device include an LED substrate including a top surface from which the light is emitted, and an array of subwavelength scattering antennas positioned within the emitted light path, the array of subwavelength scattering antennas configured to select directions of scatter of the LED emitted light to provide collimated light output from the device. The array may be aligned perpendicular to the plane of propagation of the light emitted from the LED and may be positioned adjacent to the top surface. The array may be at least partially, or completely, positioned within the LED substrate. The array may be spaced a distance from the top surface and the spacing may be achieved using a dielectric spacer adjacent to the top surface. The array may be positioned within the dielectric spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventor: Venkata Ananth Tamma
  • Patent number: 10989367
    Abstract: A three-way bulb including light emitting diodes is used to achieve a variety of light output colors and/or intensities. In some embodiments, the inputs to a three-way bulb are configured to perform other functions, such as power a motor. In some embodiments, a bulb including light emitting diodes includes a replicable cover and/or a replicable LED. This cover may be configured to project images or support a shade made of a heat sensitive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Steven Michael Colby
  • Patent number: 10986828
    Abstract: Problems associated with the use of fluorescent tubes in insect traps are resolved by providing a replacement lamp employing multiple sets of light emitting diodes that each emit light at different specific wavelengths each positioned within a translucent sleeve have a surface coated with an environmentally safe light diffusion material creating a pattern on the surface comprising areas of more intense light dominated by the light cast by a single LED separated by areas of less intense light where light cast by adjacent LEDs is more mixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Gardner Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce R. Studer, Timothy M. Jones
  • Patent number: 10978856
    Abstract: A spark plug including a cylindrical insulator having a step portion; a center electrode provided in an axial hole of the insulator; and a cylindrical metal shell having a ledge portion, the metal shell holding the insulator from an outer circumferential side in a state in which the step portion is engaged with the ledge portion via a packing, wherein a recess is formed on a part contacting with the packing, of one of the step portion and the ledge portion, and a projection which at least partially overlaps the recess in the axial-line direction is formed on a part contacting with the packing, of the other of the step portion and the ledge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Tanahashi, Naoki Nishio
  • Patent number: 10960986
    Abstract: A seal assembly includes a housing, a shaft, and a gland. The housing defines an opening and an annular retention channel, according to various embodiments. The shaft extends through the opening, and the shaft comprises a longitudinal axis, according to various embodiments. The gland may be disposed circumferentially around the shaft and may be movably retained within the annular retention channel. The gland is movable relative to the housing in a direction substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, according to various embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adam M. Schimke, Gerald Brandon Biehle
  • Patent number: 10958044
    Abstract: In the spark plug, an insulator is held by a metal shell via a packing. The packing includes a base material and a metal layer formed on a surface of the base material. In a cross section including the axial line, of distances between end points of the metal layer on a first contact surface of the insulator that contacts with the metal layer and first points which are intersections of the first contact surface and first perpendiculars extending to the first contact surface from first corners at which a first surface and third surfaces of the base material intersect each other is longer than a thickness of the metal layer at a middle position on the third surface that corresponds to half a length measured along the third surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Kawashima, Naoki Nishio, Yusuke Tanahashi
  • Patent number: 10953788
    Abstract: A terrain viewing apparatus is provided to enable greater viewability of environmental conditions around a vehicle. A housing of the terrain viewing apparatus may include a lighting apparatus for emitting light and illuminating environmental conditions during nighttime, dusk, or adverse weather conditions. The housing may further include a reflecting apparatus to increase an operator's ability to view environmental conditions outside the vehicle. One or more joints may enable the housing to be adjustable with respect to the vehicle. An internal joint may enable the reflecting apparatus to be adjustable with respect to the housing. The lighting apparatus may receive power from the vehicle. The lighting and reflecting apparatuses may be electrically coupled to the vehicle and may be controllable therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: JST Performance, LLC
    Inventors: Nick Kastanis, Johnathan J. Heiner, Bradley J. LaMarche, Edgar A. Madril
  • Patent number: 10948804
    Abstract: A device includes a light-emitting device (LED) having at least two vertical light-emitting sides, and a ring-shaped light guide having a bottom side, a top side comprising a light-emitting surface, an inner sidewall, and an outer sidewall defining an indentation having at least two vertical in-coupling surfaces mated to the at least two vertical light-emitting sides of the LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Varun Dev Kakkar, Arjen Van Der Sijde, Erno Fancsali, Chunxia Feng, Nicola Bettina Pfeffer
  • Patent number: 10935842
    Abstract: A display device includes a backlight unit having a light source and a liquid crystal display (LCD) module. The light source is configured to emit a primary light in a first wavelength region. The LCD module includes a pixel having a first, second, and third sub-pixels. The first sub-pixel includes a first emissive surface configured to emit a first light in a second wavelength region. The second sub-pixel includes a second emissive surface configured to emit a second light in a third wavelength region. The third sub-pixel includes a third emissive surface configured to emit a third light in the first wavelength region. The third luminance is greater than the first luminance and the second luminance. An area of the third emissive surface is smaller than an area of the first emissive surface and an area of the second emissive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Nanosys, Inc.
    Inventors: Ernest Lee, Charles Hotz, ZhongSheng Luo, Jason Hartlove, Shihai Kan, Jian Chen
  • Patent number: 10926690
    Abstract: In a vehicle body front structure, including a front hood (10) covering a front space (3) defined in a front part of a vehicle body (4) from above, a front panel (13) laterally extending along and under a front edge of the front hood and facing substantially in a fore and aft direction, the front panel defining an opening (13A) in an outboard part thereof, and a headlight (12) attached to the vehicle body and facing the opening of the front panel from behind the front panel, the headlight is attached to a rear side of the front panel via a bracket (40) which is positionally fixed to a periphery of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD
    Inventors: Shinya Tanabe, Takafumi Miki, Yoshitaka Hirose, Masayoshi Takori, Toshiaki Ohnuki
  • Patent number: 10928043
    Abstract: A light fixture includes a main body, at least a portion of which is generally cylindrical, the main body having an open side, and one or more light sources disposed within the main body. The light fixture further includes one or more mounting rings configured to substantially encircle the main body and configured for mounting the light fixture. A diffuser may be provided, covering the open side of the main body and enclosing the one or more light sources within the light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Barry McCane, Forrest Starnes McCanless, Albert Tran, John Thomas Mayfield, III
  • Patent number: 10928022
    Abstract: According to an aspect of this disclosure, a ventilation and lighting system including a main housing having an inlet opening and a discharge opening, a blower and motor assembly disposed within a housing and operable to move air through the inlet and outlet, a grille configured to be located at the inlet opening, the grille having a cavity and a plate defining a plurality of apertures through which air may move, and one or more lighting elements arranged within the cavity and an optical component covering the cavity. The system is arranged such that light developed by the one or more lighting elements mixes within the cavity and transmits through the optical component covering the cavity, and the system further includes a controller that coordinates operation of the blower and motor assembly and the one or more lighting elements from a remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Broan-NuTone LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Puffer, Bernard Krauska, Colin Norton, Jason Asmus, Julie Stange, Lauren Weigel
  • Patent number: 10916921
    Abstract: A spark plug includes an insulator, a housing, and a deformable sealing washer disposed between the insulator and the housing, the insulator having an annular full-perimeter shoulder against which the sealing washer rests, and the shoulder having a radius in a range of between 0.20 mm and 0.60 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Chris Schimmel, Ugur Yilmaz
  • Patent number: 10914435
    Abstract: A modular light system comprising a lightbar assembly with first and second conductive parts, each of which extend in a direction generally transverse to a longitudinal axis of the lightbar assembly. The modular lightbar system further comprises a lightbar assembly connector having a major surface and with a conductive part that extends in a direction generally transverse to the major surface. Such a design and configuration enables the lightbar assembly connector and lightbar assembly to be connected by moving the lightbar assembly connector in a direction generally transverse to the longitudinal axis of the lightbar assembly (or by moving the lightbar assembly in a direction generally transverse to the major surface of the lightbar assembly connector). It is thus possible to assemble a lightbar system comprised of a plurality of lightbar assemblies and lightbar assembly connectors, any of which are removable, replaceable, or serviceable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: MAXLITE, INC.
    Inventors: Aymen Chami, Yaolin Tang
  • Patent number: 10916567
    Abstract: A lightweight flexible light-emitting device which is able to possess a curved display portion and display a full color image with high resolution and the manufacturing process thereof are disclosed. The light-emitting device comprises: a plastic substrate; an insulating layer with an adhesive interposed therebetween; a thin film transistor over the insulating layer; a protective insulating film over the thin film transistor; a color filter over the protective insulating film; an interlayer insulating film over the color filter; and a white-emissive light-emitting element formed over the interlayer insulating film and being electrically connected to the thin film transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Seo, Kaoru Hatano
  • Patent number: 10907797
    Abstract: A variety of light-emitting devices are disclosed that are configured to output light provided by a light-emitting element (LEE). In general, embodiments of the light-emitting devices feature two or more light-emitting elements, a scattering element that is spaced apart from the light-emitting elements, an extractor element coupled to the scattering element, and a reflective element that is configured and arranged to reflect light emitted from the light-emitting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventors: Allan Brent York, Roland H. Haitz, Louis Lerman