Patents Examined by Mariceli Santiago
  • Patent number: 11143810
    Abstract: A unilateral backlight and a unilateral multiview display employ an array of unilateral diffractive elements configured to provide directional light beams having a unilateral direction. A unilateral diffractive element of the unilateral diffractive element array comprises a slanted diffraction grating configured to provide a directional light beam by diffractive scattering of light guided in a light guide. The unilateral multiview display further includes light valves configured to modulate a plurality of directional light beams as multiview image having the unilateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: LEIA INC.
    Inventors: David A. Fattal, Francesco Aieta
  • Patent number: 11137125
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a light source, and an aberration correction lens unit, that corrects chromatic aberration, irradiates in a frontward direction with direct light from the light source. The aberration correction lens unit includes a first lens located in a front side of the light source, and a second lens located in front of the first lens. The aberration correction lens unit performs vibration control for vibrating intersections in a front-back direction. The intersections are intersections of an optical axis, and red, green, and blue components of white light incident in parallel from the front toward the outside in the radial direction from the optical axis side of the aberration correction lens unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Ichikoh Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Okubo
  • Patent number: 11131454
    Abstract: A light emitting device array includes a substrate, a heat sink disposed on the substrate, at least two light emitting devices disposed on the heat sink and spaced apart from each other, a connector disposed on the light emitting device and configured to apply power, an insulating layer interposed between the heat sink and the connector, a fixing member configured to support a position of the light emitting device, on the light emitting device, and an adhesive layer provided on the fixing member to make contact with a skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Jongho Lee, Juho Kim
  • Patent number: 11131884
    Abstract: A display with local dimming backlight and an active privacy mode. The display may include a backlight source, lenses, a passive diffuser, an active diffuser and a transmissive display. The backlight source may define a two-dimensional matrix of light sources configured to generate an initial light. The lenses may be mounted adjacent to the backlight source, aligned with the light sources, and configured to generate a collimated light. The passive diffuser may be mounted adjacent to the lenses and configured to spatially spread the collimated light. The active diffuser may be mounted adjacent to the passive diffuser, configured to generate an intermediate light in response to the collimated light, and configured to change a diffusive property of the intermediate light in response to a scattering signal. The transmissive display may be mounted adjacent to the active diffuser and configured to generate multiple visible images by modulating the intermediate light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pawel Murzyn, Steven Purcell, Paul Fredrick Luther Weindorf
  • Patent number: 11128099
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes: a semiconductor laser element; a surrounding member surrounding the semiconductor laser element; a fluorescent member containing a fluorescent material that is excitable by light emitted from the semiconductor laser element so as to emit light having a wavelength different from a wavelength of the light emitted from the semiconductor laser element; a supporting member located above the surrounding member, wherein the supporting member comprises a through-hole that allows light emitted from the semiconductor laser element to pass therethrough, and wherein the fluorescent member is located in the through-hole; a light-transmissive heat dissipating member, wherein a lower surface of the heat dissipating member is bonded to the surrounding member, and an upper surface of the heat dissipating member is bonded to the supporting member; and a reflective film disposed on the heat dissipating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiaki Yamashita
  • Patent number: 11126043
    Abstract: The liquid crystal display device includes: a TFT substrate including scanning lines extending in a first direction and being arranged in a second direction, video signal lines extending in the second direction and being arranged in the first direction, pixel electrodes arranged in regions surrounded by the scanning lines and the video signal lines, and common electrodes formed with an insulating film arranged between the common electrodes and the pixel electrodes; a counter substrate opposed to the TFT substrate; and a liquid crystal. The first common electrode extends between the first and second scanning lines in the first direction, and the second common electrode extends between the second and third scanning lines in the first direction. The first and second common electrodes are electrically connected by a bridge. The bridge covers the first video signal line without covering the second video signal line, when seen in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Motoharu Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 11112556
    Abstract: Edge-lit lighting systems employing a light module for mounting a LED light source with ease of installation and removal on fixtures are described where the frame for the lighting system bears an internal skeletal pre-load bar to keep the frame planar. Multiple frames may be combined with alignment plates and joining hardware and a suspension system that gives the fixtures stability, strength and great functional advantages when used in various forms of architectural lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Nulite Lighting
    Inventors: Valerica Grigore, Brian Beck, Patrick Hersco
  • Patent number: 11112103
    Abstract: The present invention provides an assembly comprising a thermally conductive thermoplastic polymer as a heat sink to provide thermal management for an electrical/electronic component and a reaction injection molded (RIM) polyurethane to replace the potting compound typically used in such assemblies. In addition to replacing the potting compound, the cured polyurethane forms the part, such as the base of the LED bulb, which heretofore has been a separate component, thus reducing the number of components and saving a production step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: Covestro LLC, Thermal Solution Resources, LLC
    Inventors: Terry G. Davis, David Rocco, Mikhail Sagal, Jessee McCanna, Nicolas Sunderland, James Lorenzo, Mark Matsco, Kevin Dunay
  • Patent number: 11098246
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes a semiconductor light source in direct contact with a polymer composite comprising a color stable Mn4+ doped phosphor, wherein the lighting apparatus has a color shift of ?1.5 MacAdam ellipses after operating for at least 2,000 hour at a LED current density greater than 2 A/cm2, a LED wall-plug efficiency greater than 40%, and a board temperature greater than 25° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: CURRENT LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: James Edward Murphy, Anant Achyut Setlur, Florencio Garcia, Robert Joseph Lyons, Ashfaqul Islam Chowdhury, Nagaveni Karkada, Prasanth Kumar Nammalwar, William Winder Beers
  • Patent number: 11098874
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an indicator light, and belongs to the technical field of automobile indicator lights. The indicator light comprises a mirror, wherein a protrusion is formed around the edge of the mirror such that the mirror surrounds a cavity with an opened bottom end, the mirror forms at least one paraboloid at a top end of the cavity, and multiple reflection pieces are uniformly arranged on the paraboloid; a lens, wherein the lens covers the mirror and seals the protrusion, and a surface of the lens has etched optical dermatoglyph or electrical discharge machining marks; and at least one light bead, which is arranged in the cavity. The light bead can provide light rays for the mirror and the lens, and its emitted light rays are emitted between the mirror and the lens to increase the utilization ratio of the light rays and improve the light emission uniformity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: JIANGSU HAIHUA AUTO PARTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuncai He, Yuan Zhong, Junhua He
  • Patent number: 11098865
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a light source-solar cell complex comprises a plurality of layers receiving light to generate current or receiving power to emit a preset wavelength band of light and a plurality of connectors grown between the layers and transferring the current generated from the layers to an outside or transferring power from the outside to each layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventor: Hyojin Kim
  • Patent number: 11091090
    Abstract: A lighting device (1) comprising a housing (2) accommodating at least one light source (14), said housing (2) comprising an at least partially transparent wall (6) supporting a touch interface (7) for controlling the light source (14) and allowing through the light generated by the light source (14), and a cover (3) closing the housing (2); the assembly formed by the housing (2) and the cover (3) being tightly assembled by clipping means (4), said lighting device (1) further comprising a flexible mechanical and electrical connection means (20) compressed between the touch interface (7) and the light source (14) allowing both control of the light source (14) and compensation of the stresses exerted by the clipping means (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: PSA AUTOMOBILES SA
    Inventors: Marc Norais, Damien Schnuriger, Guillaume Royer
  • Patent number: 11088217
    Abstract: An OLED module can include a panel, a middle frame coupled to a rear surface of the panel, a PCB assembly provided at the outside of the panel, connected to the panel and folded to be arranged on a rear surface of the middle frame, and a back cover coupled to an outer surface of the middle frame provided with the PCB assembly arranged thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-Hoon Shin, Kyung-Tae Park
  • Patent number: 11079085
    Abstract: A lighting module and a headlamp for vehicle lighting are provided. The lighting module includes a dynamic bending light module; and a lens that is situated in operative relationship with the dynamic bending light module; wherein the lens has a thin aspect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Gavin Warner
  • Patent number: 11073646
    Abstract: Thin multilayer reflectors are described. In particular, thin multilayer reflectors that partially transmit blue light and reflect green and red light are described. The thin multilayer reflectors have a uniform left bandedge across each dimension of the film, wherein the location of the left bandedge varies in a range of no more than 10% of the average left bandedge across that dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Matthew B. Johnson, Edward J. Kivel, Ryan T. Fabick, Gilles J. Benoit
  • Patent number: 11071224
    Abstract: A novel, highly convenient or reliable functional panel is provided. A novel, highly convenient or reliable method for manufacturing a functional panel is provided. The functional panel includes a first base; a second base having a region overlapping with the first base; a bonding layer that bonds the first base to the second base; and an insulating layer in contact with the first base, the second base, and the bonding layer. With this structure, an opening which is formed easily in a region where the bonding layer is in contact with the first base or the second base can be filled with the insulating layer, which can prevent impurities from being diffused into the functional layer located in a region surrounded by the first base, the second base, and the bonding layer that bonds the first base to the second base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Kohei Yokoyama, Yoshiharu Hirakata
  • Patent number: 11067247
    Abstract: The invention provides a collimator comprising a Fresnel lens comprising a refractive lens portion and a toothed total internal reflection portion. A light blocking element is at least between the lens portion and the light source. A portion of a light source output is blocked from reaching at least one region of the inner lens portion. At some or all parts of the lens portion, light does not reach those parts from the full area of the light source. This partial light blocking means the whole shape of the light source is not projected onto all of the lens portion, and the halo effect is reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Signify Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Oliver Dross
  • Patent number: 11061264
    Abstract: A novel foldable display device or an electronic device using the same, e.g., a portable information processor or a portable communication information device, is provided. A foldable display device of which a display panel can be folded n times (n?1, and n is a natural number) at a curvature radius of greater than or equal to 1 mm and less than or equal to 100 mm is obtained. The display device can be miniaturized by being foldable. In addition, in the state where the flexible display panel is opened, display which is unbroken and continuous over a plurality of housings is possible. The plurality of housings can store a circuit, an electronic component, a battery and the like inside as appropriate, and the thickness of each housing can be small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Seminconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiharu Hirakata
  • Patent number: 11060348
    Abstract: The window blind decorating kit is a kit. The window blind decorating kit is configured for use with a Venetian blind. The Venetian blind comprises a plurality of slats. The window blind decorating kit applies an image to the surface formed by the plurality of slats of the Venetian blind when the Venetian blind is positioned to block the passage of light. The window blind decorating kit comprises a stencil, one or more marking compounds, a lamp, and glitter. The one or more marking compounds and the glitter decorate the Venetian blind with a received image. The stencil guides the application of the one or more marking compounds and the glitter to the Venetian blind to form the received image. The lamp illuminates the received image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: Angeleta Shaw, Sandra Mitchell
  • Patent number: 11054087
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) filament light bulb is disclosed. The LED filament light bulb includes a plurality of LED filaments, an RF driver, an antenna, and a cover. The antenna defines a first end portion and a second end portion, where the first end portion of the antenna is electrically connected and in signal communication with the RF driver. The cover defines an external wall and a support structure. The external wall defines an interior volume and the support structure defines an evacuation passageway and a cavity. The evacuation passageway and the antenna are both received within the cavity of the support structure and the evacuation passageway is fluidly connected to the interior volume of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Technical Consumer Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Dustin Cairns, George J. Uhler, Paul Phillips, Jimmy Zheng