Patents Examined by Mariceli Santiago
  • Patent number: 10883694
    Abstract: The invention describes a method of manufacturing an LED lighting assembly, which method comprises the steps of preparing a flexible carrier for a number of light-emitting diodes; mounting the light-emitting diodes onto the flexible carrier; providing a flexible shaping element made of a material that can be bent into a desired shape or form and incorporating a heat spreader; and winding the flexible carrier about the flexible shaping element in a helical manner. The invention further describes such an LED lighting assembly, and an LED lighting unit comprising such an LED lighting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Wilbert Heffels, Piet Verburg, Maurice Kuijpers
  • Patent number: 10877317
    Abstract: A backlight module and a display device are provided. A light reflection layer is disposed at a backlight side of a through-hole region. And the light reflection layer is disposed at an inner side of an iron frame. After a reflection surface (i.e., a first light-reflecting region) receiving light from a backlight source, the light is reflected to the backlight side of the through-hole to brighten the backlight side. The first light-reflecting region enables a relatively dark area of the backlight side to obtain stronger reflection light, and enables a relatively bright area of the backlight side to obtain weaker reflection light, so that a brightness is uniformly distributed after the backlight side being brightened, thereby achieving a brightening effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hu Liu, Hua Gu
  • Patent number: 10879676
    Abstract: A spark plug includes a housing, an isolator arranged in the housing, and a ground electrode arranged on a front surface of the housing on a combustion chamber side. The spark plug further includes a central electrode, a terminal stud, and a resistance element all of which are arranged in the isolator. The resistance element is spatially arranged between the central electrode and the terminal stud and connects the central electrode to the terminal stud. The ground electrode forms a spark gap together with the central electrode. The resistance element contains a resistance material that contains conductive particles and non-conductive particles. At least 80% of the non-conductive particles have a maximum diameter of 20 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Benedikt Reinsch, Stefan Nufer, Hubertus Braun, Carsten Kuenzel
  • Patent number: 10876696
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighting device (1) for a motor vehicle headlight, comprising a plurality of light sources, a light guide unit (3) that is made of a light-conducting solid body and comprises a plurality of light guides (3b), and a downstream projection lens (4) including a focal plane (E), each light guide (3b) comprising a light incoupling surface (3b?) for coupling light of a light source (2) into the light guide (3b), the light guides (3b) converging toward a shared light outcoupling surface (3a) of the light guide unit (3), the light outcoupling surface (3a) being configured to radiate light into the projection lens (4) and being essentially located in the focal plane (E) of the projection lens (4), characterized in that the light guide unit (3) comprises at least one translucent deflection element (6), which extends along the light outcoupling surface (3a) in a rib-shaped manner and protrudes beyond the light outcoupling surface (3a) in the direction of the projection lens (4), or is formed as
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: ZKW Group GmbH
    Inventors: Josef Plank, Lukas Taudt, Nina Brauner
  • Patent number: 10864851
    Abstract: A planar decorative material (11), for interior furnishing, with perforations (12), in particular for the automotive industry, which serves to be illuminated, on its rear side (13), with a illumination device (18) and permits a part of the light of the illumination device (18) to pass from the rear side (13) of the decorative material (11) through the perforations (12) to the visible side (14) of the decorative material (11), wherein a film (20) adheres onto the rear side (13) of the decorative material (11), and the perforations (12) extend through the film (20) as far as to the visible side (14) of the decorative material (11), and the film (20) is an adhesive film activatable by increase in temperature and/or pressure, which can be permanently adhesively-bonded onto the illumination device (18) under increase in temperature to a temperature T2 and/or increase in pressure to a pressure p2. The present invention also relates to a manufacturing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Norman Eitel, Joachim Totzl
  • Patent number: 10851960
    Abstract: A vehicular lighting fixture is a vehicular lighting fixture configured to illuminate a side in front of a vehicle, and includes a parallel light illumination device configured to emit parallel light and a projection optical system configured to project the parallel light emitted from the parallel light illumination device to a forward side, and in the projection optical system, a focal length of a horizontal component is smaller than a focal length of a vertical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinya Kogure
  • Patent number: 10840051
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to an extraction structure for a UV lighting element. The present invention also relates to a UV lamp comprising such an extraction structure onto a substrate. The extraction structure comprises a plurality of nanostructures for anti-reflecting purposes. The nanostructures are grown on the top surface of at least one of the first and second side of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: Lightlab Sweden AB, Nanyang Technological University
    Inventors: Jonas Tirén, Hilmi Volkan Demir
  • Patent number: 10830941
    Abstract: Disclosed is a luminaire (1) comprising a circular light guide (10), the light guide comprising an edge portion (11) in between a first major surface (15) and a second major surface (17), at least part (16) of the first major surface guide tapering in a direction away from said edge portion; a plurality of solid state lighting elements (40) arranged along said edge portion; and a plurality of outcoupling elements (30) arranged in a pattern on the second major surface of the circular light guide. The luminaire (1) may further include a controller (50) for individually controlling the solid state lighting elements (40) such as to configure the luminous output, e.g. the beam profile, of the luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Deflandre, Jean-Francois Laporte
  • Patent number: 10833485
    Abstract: A pre-chamber spark plug having a shell, an insulator disposed at least partially within the shell, a center electrode disposed at least partially within the insulator, a ground electrode forming a spark gap with the center electrode, and a pre-chamber cap connected to the shell and forming a pre-chamber. The pre-chamber cap includes two or more openings that are configured so that at least one inflowing fuel-air mixture jet is directed to a pre-chamber wall gap so as to flush out or remove gas from a previous ignition cycle. The two or more openings are angled so that a first inflowing fuel-air mixture jet of a first opening does not intersect with a second inflowing fuel air-mixture jet of a second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: FEDERAL-MOGUL IGNITION GMBH
    Inventors: Werner Niessner, Peter Janas, Alexander Ott
  • Patent number: 10823342
    Abstract: An LED tube lamp comprises a lamp tube, a first circuit board disposed in the lamp tube having a plurality of light sources mounted thereon, and two lamp caps respectively disposed at both ends of the lamp tube and having a power supply disposed in the lamp caps. The power supply has a second circuit board with a first surface and a second surface opposite and parallel to each other. The lamp cap comprises a side wall, an end wall, and a slot with a first rib. There is a coupling structure protruded on the first rib with respect to the first surface of the second circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tao Jiang, Ming-Bin Wang, Jun-Ren Chen, Ai-Ming Xiong, Feng Zou, Wei-Hong Xu, Jian Lu, Guang-Dong Wang
  • Patent number: 10823368
    Abstract: Light directing film structure employing at least two layers having different refractive indices and forming a continuous corrugated boundary between major surfaces of the film. The corrugated boundary forms a plurality of alternating facets forming different dihedral angles with a prevalent plane of the film structure. The facets may longitudinally extend along a straight, arcuate, circular, or curvilinear path. Light received by a major surface of the film structure is internally redirected by interacting with the facets of the corrugated inter-layer boundary and may be emitted from the opposing major surface towards a new propagation direction which is different from the original propagation direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SW TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Sergiy Vasylyev
  • Patent number: 10816716
    Abstract: A quantum dot composite material and a manufacturing method and an application thereof are provided. The quantum dot composite material includes an all-inorganic perovskite quantum dot and a modification protection on a surface of the all-inorganic perovskite quantum dot. The all-inorganic perovskite quantum dot has a chemical formula of CsPb(ClaBr1-a-bIb)3, wherein 0?a?1, 0?b?1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: LEXTAR ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hung-Chia Wang, Xue-Jie Zhang, Shin-Ying Lin, An-Cih Tang, Ru-Shi Liu, Tzong-Liang Tsai, Yu-Chun Lee, Ching-Yi Chen, Hung-Chun Tong
  • Patent number: 10809451
    Abstract: A backlight source and a liquid crystal display including the same are provided. The backlight source includes: a first LED light bar, a second LED light bar, a light guide plate, a reflective plate and an optical film, wherein the first LED light bar includes a first circuit board and a plurality of first light emitting units disposed on the first circuit board and spaced evenly, the second light emitting light bar includes a second circuit board and a plurality of second light emitting units disposed on the second circuit board and spaced evenly, the first light emitting units and the second light emitting units are located between the first circuit board and the second circuit board, and the plurality of the first light emitting units and the plurality of the second light emitting units are alternately disposed in an arrangement direction of the plurality of the first light emitting units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lei Tang, Zhendong Zhou
  • Patent number: 10803776
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a flexible display panel, a display device, and a manufacturing method of the flexible display panel. The flexible display panel includes: a flexible base substrate, a conducting layer arranged in a display region of the flexible base substrate, a plurality of wires arranged in an edge bendable region of the flexible base substrate, and an inorganic insulating layer arranged between the conducting layer and the plurality of wires and the flexible base substrate. Furthermore, the flexible display panel also includes: a first organic insulating layer at least arranged between the plurality of wires in the edge bendable region of the flexible base substrate and the inorganic insulating layer. A material of the first organic insulating layer is a cured photoresist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignees: Chengdu BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weiyun Huang, Tingliang Liu
  • Patent number: 10801675
    Abstract: A smart LED lighting apparatus with communication capabilities. The lighting apparatus includes a main body, a bulb body, a head body, a LED module for emitting light, and a communication module for providing wireless communication. The bulb body is connected to a first end of the main body. The head body is connected to a second end of the main body and configured to be connected to an electrical socket for receiving power. The lighting apparatus further includes a composite printed circuit board having a first sub-board and a second sub-board physically coupled to the first sub-board. The communication module is located on the first sub-board and the light LED module is located on the second sub-board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Liangliang Cao, Wei Liu, Feihua He, Fengyu Yan
  • Patent number: 10804061
    Abstract: A tunneling electro source, an array thereof and methods for making the same are provided. The tunneling electron source is a surface tunneling micro electron source having a planar multi-region structure. The tunneling electron source includes an insulating substrate, and two conductive regions and one insulating region arranged on a surface of the insulating substrate. The insulating region is arranged between the two conductive regions and abuts on the two conductive regions. Minimum spacing between the two conductive regions, which equals to a minimum width of the insulating region, is less than 100 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: PEKING UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Xianlong Wei, Gongtao Wu
  • Patent number: 10793055
    Abstract: A vehicle comprises a chassis and a cab mounted on the chassis and including two side walls. The vehicle further comprises two side deflector panels, each having a front edge linked to a rear portion of the corresponding side wall of the cab and a rear edge, and extending vertically over at least one portion of the height of the rear portion of the corresponding side wall of the cab. A camera monitoring system, which includes a camera arranged on a supporting arm, is mounted on the cab to provide a captured image of an area located rearward of the cab. A lighting device is mounted on a side deflector panel and includes at least one infrared (IR) emitting light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: VOLVO TRUCK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicolas Berne, Olivier Hermann
  • Patent number: 10797241
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an array substrate and a method for manufacturing the same, a display panel, and a display equipment. The array substrate includes a piezoelectric substrate, a pixel defining layer disposed on the piezoelectric substrate and formed with an opening region, and interdigital electrodes disposed oppositely at two sides of the pixel defining layer on the piezoelectric substrate and fitted on the piezoelectric substrate to form an acoustic surface standing wave including an antinodal point and a nodal point. The position of the antinodal point corresponds to the position of the opening region while the position of the nodal point corresponds to the position of the pixel defining layer. In the array substrate provided by the present disclosure, when a light emitting unit is formed in the opening region by a gas jet printing equipment, a gas material can be prevented from diffusing into adjacent opening regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Angran Zhang, Can Zhang, Can Wang, Minghua Xuan, Han Yue, Ning Cong, Jiao Zhao, Ming Yang, Xiaochuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10790639
    Abstract: A spark plug includes a tubular metallic shell having an attachment screw portion having an external thread. The attachment screw portion has a pitch diameter maximum portion at which the external thread has a maximum pitch diameter, the pitch diameter maximum portion being located on a rear end side of a center of the attachment screw portion in a direction along an axial line of the metallic shell, and a pitch diameter local maximum portion at which the external thread has a locally maximum pitch diameter, the pitch diameter local maximum portion being located on a forward end side of the pitch diameter maximum portion in the direction along the axial line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Susumu Imai
  • Patent number: 10788182
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a plurality of light emitting modules that are vertically stacked with each other in a thickness direction, each of the light emitting modules including a substrate and a plurality of semiconductor light emitting devices located on the substrate, and partition walls located between the semiconductor light emitting devices, the partition walls passing through each of the light emitting modules in the thickness direction. The semiconductor light emitting devices provided in different light emitting modules among the light emitting modules are configured to emit light having different wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: ZKW Group GmbH
    Inventor: Juung Jo