Patents Examined by Mariceli Santiago
  • Patent number: 10371334
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp is provided with: a semi-conductor-type light source; a second lens having an incident surface in which two convex sections protruding toward the light source side on the outer side in the horizontal direction from the center are connected at the center side to form a portion on the center side which is recessed on the inner side; and a first lens that is disposed between the light source and the second lens and irradiates the second lens with the light from the light source such that a spread of light from the light source is converted to a spread entering the incident surface of the second lens and a diffused light distribution pattern irradiated on the vehicle front side spreads outward in the vehicle horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Ichikoh Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Okubo
  • Patent number: 10374019
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display panel including a display area for displaying an image; a window provided on an upper portion of the display panel; a protection plate provided on a lower portion of the display panel; and a photosensor provided at least one of between the display panel and the window and between the display panel and the protection plate, wherein the photosensor includes a shutter for controlling light emitted by the display panel to transmit through the window or the protection plate, and a photodetector for receiving the light reflected after transmitting through the window or the protection plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byung Han Yoo, Young Chan Kim, Kyung Tea Park, Yong-Suk Yeo
  • Patent number: 10371331
    Abstract: A night light design for providing a decorative image on a frameless design that allows solves prior inoperability of night lights that don't have easy access to the night light fixture and bulb and therefore become inoperable when the bulb and/or night light fixture ceases to work. This night light allows for more emitted light than a traditional night light due to the light being able to shine through the front as well as all four sides (left, right, top, bottom). Night light omits the left, right, top and bottom sides that are included in many night lights, helping save on the material cost without loss of capability. The direct-print printing process allows the customer to choose any design of their choice with no limitations which allows for limitless designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Marie Spollen Kosta
  • Patent number: 10359173
    Abstract: A portable lamp powered by a battery charged by solar panel or by wall-outlet power, opens from (a) a flat book-like configuration with a collapsed light diffuser to (b) an open book-like configuration with a half-dome origami-like light diffuser to (c) a book opened so the outsides of the covers are back-to-back forming a 24-faced altered-cube-shape light diffuser. The spine of the “book” has ports for receiving wall outlet power and for charging an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Alice M. Chun
  • Patent number: 10352546
    Abstract: A vehicular headlamp includes a light source on which a light emitting diode is mounted on a substrate, a heat spreading plate attached to the substrate so as to be capable of transferring heat, a holding member integrated with the heat spreading plate, a heat pipe comprising a first end portion and a second end portion, each of which having a circular cross-section, the first end portion being rotatably engaged with the holding member, and a heat sink connected to the second end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Masataka Mochizuki, Yuichi Yokoyama, Randeep Singh
  • Patent number: 10344928
    Abstract: A table lamp comprising a table-lamp base configured to rest on a horizontal surface, a wall plate assembly configured to abut a vertical surface above the horizontal surface, and an electrical cable coupling the table-lamp base to the wall plate assembly. The electrical cable is configured to transmit electrical power from the table-lamp base to the wall plate assembly. The wall plate assembly has a light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: DOLAN NORTHWEST, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald R. Leddusire
  • Patent number: 10337705
    Abstract: A table or floor lamp has a base, for supporting an electronic device such as a wireless speaker assembly or inductive charging plate, that defines a cavity into which all or at least a substantial portion of the power chord of the electronic device is concealed. The lamp includes and power chord for plugging into a source of power and the base includes an electrical outlet for receiving a plug of a power chord of a wireless electronic device such as a speaker assembly or inductive charging pad. The base may include a pedestal on which the electronic device sits with a post beneath the pedestal around which the cord of the electronic device is wrapped and a gap between the outer periphery of the pedestal and the top of the base through which the cord is wrapped. The base may include an inductive charger for charging a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: glori, llc
    Inventor: Devon A. Rolf
  • Patent number: 10338296
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a light guide plate; a light source that causes light to be incident on an end surface of the light guide plate; a hiding plate that is provided on a side of an emission surface of the light guide plate, and that includes a light transmission part which transmits light emitted from the emission surface and a light shielding part which has lower light transmittance than the light transmission part; and a colored board that has light reflectance closer to light reflectance of the light shielding part than light reflectance of the light transmission part in each wavelength, and that is provided on a side of a reflection surface of the light guide plate so as to overlap the light transmission part of the hiding plate when viewed from a direction perpendicular to the emission surface of the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazumasa Takata, Wahei Agemizu, Kenji Takamoto
  • Patent number: 10330993
    Abstract: A display device having high display quality is provided. In the display device including a plurality of pixels, adjacent pixel electrodes are formed over different insulating layers. Accordingly, when seen in a plan view, the adjacent pixel electrodes can be close to each other without constraints of design rules. Openings (light-emitting regions) of the adjacent pixels can be close to each other, leading to an improvement in graininess of an image. With the use of a step provided between the adjacent pixel electrodes, the resistance of an EL layer across the adjacent pixels can be increased to reduce crosstalk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kouhei Toyotaka
  • Patent number: 10326104
    Abstract: A sealing substrate is arranged to oppositely face an element substrate on which organic EL layers are formed in a matrix array with a sealing material sandwiched therebetween. A gel-state desiccant is filled in an inner space surrounded by the element substrate, the sealing substrate and the sealing material. Since the gel-state desiccant is in a gel state, the gel-state desiccant is flexibly filled in the inner space of the organic EL display device thus completely eliminating a gap. Since the inner space is filled with the gel-state desiccant, moisture hardly intrudes into the inner space from the outside and, at the same time, a mechanical strength of the organic EL display device is also enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Kase, Yoshinori Ishii, Eiji Matsuzaki
  • Patent number: 10314243
    Abstract: Techniques and architecture are disclosed for horticultural lighting systems and devices, such as a light module assembly. The assembly includes a housing with a first and second light module attached thereto. The first and second light modules include a mounting block to be received in the housing. The mounting block includes a plurality of light sources to generate light to stimulate growth of a plant. The first light module includes a first removable lens to focus light from the light sources to a first portion of the plant and in a first direction relative to the plant. The second light module includes an optical conduit attached thereto. The conduit is to focus light from the light sources to a second portion of the plant and in a second direction different from the first direction. The assembly transmits light to an upper portion and a lower portion of the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Speer
  • Patent number: 10320158
    Abstract: A spark plug includes an insulator having an axial hole extending along an axial line, a center electrode disposed in the axial hole, a tubular metallic shell surrounding the insulator, a ground electrode whose proximal end is fixed to the metallic shell, and a cylindrical noble metal tip fixed to the ground electrode via an intermediate tip so as to form a gap between the noble metal tip and the center electrode. A weld portion is provided between the noble metal tip and the intermediate tip. The weld portion has a diameter larger than that of a portion of the intermediate tip which is adjacent to the weld portion. The noble metal tip is located inside a virtual tapered cylindrical surface which extends from a peripheral edge of a gap-side end of the center electrode so as to contact an outer circumferential edge of the weld portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Susumu Imai
  • Patent number: 10310171
    Abstract: A planar illumination apparatus according to an embodiment includes: a frame including a bottom surface that is curved as viewed in a cross section, and a side wall that is provided in a standing manner so as to surround a circumference of the bottom surface; a light guide plate that is housed in the frame, that is curved along the bottom surface as viewed in the cross section, and that includes an emission surface for emitting light; and a plurality of optical sheets that are arranged along the emission surface of the light guide plate and that overlap with one another in a plan view. An end portion of at least one of the plurality of optical sheets is fixed to an upper end surface of the side wall of the frame via a fixing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI INC.
    Inventor: Toru Kunimochi
  • Patent number: 10312668
    Abstract: A spark plug has a firing pad attached to a center electrode or to a ground electrode. The firing pad is attached via laser welding and has a sparking surface with an overall fused area and an unfused area. In one or more embodiments, the overall fused area is located in part or more inboard of a peripheral edge of the firing pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: FEDERAL-MOGUL IGNITION COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin J. Kowalski, Frederick J. Quitmeyer, Nathan A. Thomson, Curtis W. Verhoff, Richard L. Keller
  • Patent number: 10302282
    Abstract: A support structure for electrically-powered lighting devices (e.g. LED modules) includes: an elongated laminar substrate having first and second mutually opposed surfaces, a layer of electrically-conductive material, e.g. copper, on the first surface of the laminar substrate, the layer including etching forming first electrically-conductive formations extending along the first surface of the laminar substrate, a distribution of electrically-conductive areas on the second surface of the laminar substrate, the distribution including electrically-conductive areas formed by means of etching and distributed with a constant separation pitch along the second surface of the laminar substrate, electrically-conductive vias extending through the laminar substrate to connect the first electrically-conductive formations and the electrically-conductive areas in said distribution, and a network of second electrically-conductive formations including electrically-conductive ink deposited (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Luca Volpato, Alessio Griffoni
  • Patent number: 10295728
    Abstract: A light diffusing component is disclosed. The light diffusing component comprises a substrate, such as glass, having a frontside, a backside spaced apart from the frontside, and an edge configured to receive a light source. The glass sheet includes at least one scattering layer having a plurality of light scattering centers etched into at least a portion of the frontside of the glass sheet. The scattering centers have an increased density as the distance from the edge increases and the scattering centers are randomly distributed in size and smaller than about 200 ?m. Also disclosed is a method of manufacturing a light diffusing component comprising masking a substrate, such as a glass sheet, and etching the substrate such that the density of the resulting scattering centers increased as the distance from the light source increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Etienne, Matthew Wade Fenton, Timothy Edward Myers, Kathleen Ann Wexell
  • Patent number: 10288939
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a backlight and a manufacturing method thereof, a light guide plate and a manufacturing method thereof and a display device. The backlight is a direct type backlight, and the backlight includes: a light guide plate having a main body of a plate shape, a plurality of light emitting units that are placed toward to a plane side of the light guide plate; where the light guide plate comprises a Quantum Dot (QD) layer on a first surface of the main body wherein the first surface is substantially flat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huijuan Wang, Xue Dong, Yonglian Qi, Fei Wang, Zhenhua Lv, Hongshu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10288243
    Abstract: A vehicle headlamp includes a lamp chamber and a light source unit. The lamp chamber is defined by assembling a front cover at a front opening portion of a container-shaped lamp body. The light source unit is configured such that a light emitting element that is a light source and a reflector that reflects light emitted from the light emitting element toward a front of the lamp chamber are integrally mounted on an upper surface of a metallic base plate constituting a heat sink in cooperation with a plurality of heat-dissipation fins extending from a lower surface of the base plate, the light source unit arranged in the lamp chamber. The heat-dissipation fins are arranged in parallel in a left and right direction of the base plate and are formed in a substantially L shape in a side view extending in a front and rear direction from a front side of the base plate to a rear upper side of the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroki Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10290687
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus using an organic light emitting diode and a method of fabricating the same according to the present disclosure is configured such that a contact electrode is formed using laser ablation and printing after an organic light emitting material, a conductive layer for a cathode and a passivation layer are deposited on an entire surface of a substrate, and then encapsulated with a metal film. The present disclosure simplifies a fabricating process of the lighting apparatus by virtue of a non-use of an open mask (metal mask) as a sophisticated apparatus, and particularly, can be effectively applied to a roll-producing process. Also, the present disclosure can provide an effect of improving reliability by preventing moisture permeation in a manner of covering an exposed contact portion with a protection film such as a barrier tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinbok Lee, Taejoon Song, Namkook Kim, Soonsung Yoo, Hwankeon Lee
  • Patent number: 10290488
    Abstract: A gas light source is disclosed where gas is contained within a graphene cylinder or graphene capsule. Electrodes extending into the graphene cylinder or capsule are stimulated by an electric voltage to emit light. Eight graphene cylinder light sources can be arranged into a seven-segment alpha-numeric display having a decimal point. Different gases produce different colors of light. Three gas light sources having different gases can be arranged into an RGB pixel. An array of RGB pixels can be formed into a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Tyson York Winarski