Patents Examined by Minh D A
  • Patent number: 10893588
    Abstract: A method of operating a lighting device with a light-emitting component, in which the light-emitting component includes a plurality of pixels configured to illuminate a plurality of zones in a field of view, the light-emitting component includes a processing device including characterization data of the light-emitting component, and the pixels of the light-emitting component are operated as a function of the characterization data, wherein to determine characterization data prior to intended operation of the lighting device an intensity and/or a color location of the emitted light of a pixel or of each pixel is measured as a function of an operating current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GmbH
    Inventors: Dominik Schulten, Michael Schumann, Dominik Scholz
  • Patent number: 10887967
    Abstract: A data generation method is for generating video data that covers a second luminance dynamic range wider than a first luminance dynamic range and has reproduction compatibility with a first device that does not support reproduction of video having the second luminance dynamic range and supports reproduction of video having the first luminance dynamic range, and includes: generating a video signal to be included in the video data using a second OETF; storing, into VUI in the video data, first transfer function information for identifying a first OETF to be referred to by the first device when the first device decodes the video data; and storing, into SEI in the video data, second transfer function information for identifying a second OETF to be referred to by a second device supporting reproduction of video having the second luminance dynamic range when the second device decodes the video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Virginie Drugeon, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 10883677
    Abstract: A lighting system is disclosed that includes elongated LED light fixture with one or more master circuit boards configured to power light-emitting diodes. The elongated LED light fixtures include modular light boards, with arrays of light-emitting diodes, that interchangeably couple to the matched connectors on the master circuit board. The system further includes elongated LED light fixtures with telescoping end features, fenestrated diffuser optics at ends of the elongated LED fight fixtures, and/or pivoting corner features that join sections of the elongated LED light fixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: FINELITE INC
    Inventors: Jeffry Mellor, Brian McIntyre, Stephen Zanoni, Aaron Matthew Smith, Marlon Ebido, Cameron Black, Walter Blue Clark, Johannes Dale Toale
  • Patent number: 10887968
    Abstract: A data generation method is for generating video data that covers a second luminance dynamic range wider than a first luminance dynamic range and has reproduction compatibility with a first device that does not support reproduction of video having the second luminance dynamic range and supports reproduction of video having the first luminance dynamic range, and includes: generating a video signal to be included in the video data using a second OETF; storing, into VUI in the video data, first transfer function information for identifying a first OETF to be referred to by the first device when the first device decodes the video data; and storing, into SEI in the video data, second transfer function information for identifying a second OETF to be referred to by a second device supporting reproduction of video having the second luminance dynamic range when the second device decodes the video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Virginie Drugeon, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 10887954
    Abstract: A resistance control device and its lamp. The resistance control device includes: a shell, which is provided with an accommodating chamber and the first opening and the second opening connecting the accommodating chamber; and a control module, which includes the resistor and the external plug in the accommodating chamber. The external plug is electrically connected to the resistor. One end of the external plug is set extending the first opening. The external plug is used to connect the resistor to the lamp; and a boosting part, which is connected to the resistor and exposed in the second opening. The boosting part is used to twist or toggle the resistor to adjust the resistance value of the resistor accessing to the lamp. The resistance control device can be removed to achieve the quick separation and assembly of the lamp and improve the use convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GUANKE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Qing Lan, Xuren Qiu, Ligen Liu, Shoubao Chen, Wenhao Lin
  • Patent number: 10881850
    Abstract: An implantable medical lead includes (i) a proximal end portion including a contact and having a proximal end; and (ii) a distal end portion including an electrode and having a distal end. The electrode is electrically coupled to the contact. The distal end portion is generally flat and sufficiently stiff to be pushed through subcutaneous tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Baudino
  • Patent number: 10887959
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement (1) for generating a reference voltage (Uref) for the power supply (2) of an LED arrangement (LED), wherein the power supply supplies a feed current (IS) to the LED arrangement on the basis of an input voltage (UB), which current is determined by the magnitude of the reference voltage, wherein the circuit arrangement comprises: a first voltage divider (R1/R2), located on a constant power supply voltage (UV), a second voltage divider (R3/R4), located on the input voltage (UB) of the power supply (2), and a third voltage divider (R5/R6) which consists of an ohmic resistor (R5) and a temperature-dependent resistor (R6) thermally coupled to the LED arrangement, a voltage proportional to the voltage on the centre connection of the second voltage divider (R3/R4) is supplied via a first diode (D1) to the centre connection of the first voltage divider (R1/R2), a voltage proportional to the voltage on the centre connection of the third voltage divider (R5/R6) is further supplied via a second diod
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ZKW Group GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Guth, Harald Graf
  • Patent number: 10880968
    Abstract: Methods and systems for improved control of dimmable, white color tunable, multiple channel LED based illumination systems are described herein. The methods and systems described herein improve the utilization of LEDs comprising a multiple channel white light LED based illumination system, along with improved control of brightness and color of emitted light. In one aspect, a multiple channel electrical power driver includes an independent current controlled Direct Current/Direct Current (DC/DC) electrical power converter electrically coupled to each LED string having a different color output. The use of independent DC/DC power converters enables current to be supplied to each LED channel simultaneously up to the rated maximum continuous operating current level in each channel. Thus, the sum of the current provided to each LED channel exceeds the rated maximum continuous operating current of each of the LED channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Cuvee Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Dongsheng Zhou, Kin Chan, Raymond Chock
  • Patent number: 10870001
    Abstract: A cochlear implant electrode includes an implantable electrode array made of resilient material with a center longitudinal axis and an outer surface. Electrode contacts are distributed on the outer surface of the electrode array along the longitudinal axis for applying electrical stimulation signals to adjacent neural tissue. At least one biocompatible hydrogel layer is fixed to the electrode array solely by mechanical connection and adapted to swell from contact with perilymph fluid within a cochlea without separating away from the outer surface of the electrode array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geraete GmbH
    Inventors: Anandhan Dhanasingh, Claude Jolly
  • Patent number: 10864379
    Abstract: Presented herein are implantable medical devices that comprise an implantable portion having a resonant tank circuit that is used to receive signals from one or more external devices. The resonant tank circuit is configured to operate at first and second resonant frequencies, where the first resonant frequency is optimized to exchange data with, and potentially receive operating power from, an external device, while the second resonant frequency is optimized to receive charging power. In certain embodiments, upon initiating operation of the implantable portion with at least one external device, the implantable portion is configured to force tune the resonant tank circuit to the first resonant frequency. That is, when the resonant tank circuit first begins receiving signals from an external device, the signals received at the resonant tank circuit are used to initially tune the resonant tank circuit to the first resonant frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: COCHLEAR LIMITED
    Inventor: Werner Meskens
  • Patent number: 10869140
    Abstract: A hearing prosthesis arrangement is described for a hearing assisted patient. A microphone senses an acoustic environment around the hearing assisted patient and generates a corresponding microphone output signal. An audio signal processor processes the microphone output signal and produces a corresponding prosthesis stimulation signal to the patient for audio perception. The audio signal processor includes a dereverberation process that measures a dedicated reverberation reference signal produced in the acoustic environment to determine reverberation characteristics of the acoustic environment, and reduces reverberation effects in the hearing prosthesis stimulation signal based on the reverberation characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geraete GmbH
    Inventors: Cornelia Falch, Ernst Aschbacher, Florian Frühauf, Thomas Schwarzenbeck
  • Patent number: 10868539
    Abstract: A field programmable gate array (FPGA) includes: a first logic block having a first lookup table; and a second logic block having a second lookup table, wherein the first logic block is coupled to the second logic block, in which the first logic block is configured to pass, upon a clock cycle of the FPGA, data about a lookup table configuration stored in the first lookup table to the second logic block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan Ross
  • Patent number: 10857355
    Abstract: A direct current delivery device includes a direct current source or a device for connecting to a direct current source, and a first electrode and a second electrode for connecting to the direct current source, wherein the first electrode is configured as a plurality of needles and the second electrode is configured as a planar electrode, as a needle or a plurality of needles directly connected to one another in an electrically conductive manner. The direct current delivery device includes one or more devices configured to maintain the current intensity constant during the individual delivery of direct current through the needles of the first electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Albrecht Molsberger
  • Patent number: 10856379
    Abstract: The disclosure relates in general to privacy glass, and more particularly, to a privacy glass system containing a light source, a diffuser, and a control and power circuitry combined in such a fashion as to make the level of visibility through the privacy glass system controllable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: LuxTech, LLC
    Inventor: Sean R. Darras
  • Patent number: 10842994
    Abstract: A magnet arrangement for an implantable medical device is described. An implantable coil case contains a communications coil and is made of biocompatible resilient material with a top lateral surface. A magnet receptacle is located within the coil case and has a receptacle opening in the top lateral surface. An implant magnet fits within the magnet receptacle and has opposing end surfaces, and a center body region located between the end surfaces. An elastic opening clamp is located radially around the receptacle opening and is configured to normally be closed around the receptacle opening to maintain the implant magnet within the magnet receptacle. The elastic opening clamp also is configured to cooperate with a surgical handling tool to expand the receptacle opening to permit the implant magnet to be removed from the magnet receptacle through the receptacle opening without needing to move the coil case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geraete GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Zimmerling
  • Patent number: 10828495
    Abstract: An external control device for indicating whether a stimulation parameter set for use in a neurostimulator is available on a remote control in communication with the external control device is provided. The device includes a user interface configured for displaying the stimulation parameter set and an indicator that indicates whether the stimulation parameter set is available to the patient from the remote control. The device also includes control circuitry configured for, in response to input from the user (e.g., actuating the indicator), selectively turning the indicator on or off. The indicator may be an icon, and the icon may be a graphical depiction of a remote control. The user interface may be further configured for receiving additional input from the user, and the control circuitry may be further configured for, in response to the additional input from the user, programming the remote control with the stimulation parameter set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Sridhar Kothandaraman, Mun Pook Lui
  • Patent number: 10833403
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing, a touch screen display arranged inside the housing, a printed circuit board (PCB) which is arranged in parallel with a rear plate, and which includes a ground plane and a conductive path, and a wireless communication circuit arranged on the PCB. The housing includes a first side surface, a second side surface, a third side surface, and a fourth side surface. The first side surface includes a first conductive part, a first nonconductive part, a second conductive part, a second nonconductive part, and a third conductive part successively arranged between the second side surface and the fourth side surface. The rear plate includes, when seen from above the rear plate, a nonconductive slit extending from the first nonconductive part to the second nonconductive part, a first conductive area, and a second conductive area positioned outside the first conductive area across the nonconductive slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaehyung Kim, Hanbin Lee, Sangmin Han, Jongsuk Kim, Taegyu Kim, Minseok Park, Jinkyu Bang
  • Patent number: 10828493
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present subject matter provide an implantable medical device. In various embodiments, the device comprises a pulse generator, a first monitor and a controller. The pulse generator is adapted to generate a neural stimulation signal for a neural stimulation therapy. The neural stimulation signal has at least one adjustable parameter. The first monitor is adapted to detect an undesired effect. In some embodiments, the undesired effect is myocardial infarction. The controller is adapted to respond to the first monitor and automatically adjust the at least one adjustable parameter of the neural stimulation signal to avoid the undesired effect of the neural stimulation therapy. Other aspects are provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventor: Imad Libbus
  • Patent number: 10827575
    Abstract: A load control device (e.g., an LED driver) for controlling the intensity of a lighting load (e.g., an LED light source) may provide a wide output range and flicker-free adjustment of the intensity of the lighting load. The load control device may comprise a load regulation circuit, a control circuit, and a filter circuit (e.g., a boxcar filter circuit) that operates in a different manner in dependence upon a target current. When the intensity of the lighting load is near a low-end intensity, the control circuit may adjust an operating frequency of the load regulation circuit in response to the target current, and may control the filter circuit to filter a current feedback signal during a filter window that repeats on periodic basis. When the intensity of the lighting load is near a high-end intensity, the control circuit may control the filter circuit to constantly filter the current feedback signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Stuart W. DeJonge, Steven J. Kober, Mark S. Taipale
  • Patent number: 10827584
    Abstract: A system for controlling a load including a plurality of LEDs includes a timing circuit, an encoder and a configuration switching circuit. The timing circuit generates time-off switching points and time-on switching points. The encoder generates a load voltage by modifying a rectified line voltage using the time-off switching points and the time-on switching points. The configuration switching circuit determines a maximum voltage of a line voltage input to the driver system, selects a configuration for the plurality of LEDs based on the maximum voltage, communicates the configuration for the plurality of LEDs to the load, dynamically reconfigures the configuration for the plurality of LEDs based on the modified rectified line voltage, the dynamically reconfiguration of the configuration including changing at least one of the first quantity of LEDs in electrically coupled in series and the second quantity of LEDs electrically coupled in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: LiteIdeas, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Hodrinsky, James Epperson, Calvin McCoy Winey, III, Karl Kenneth Karash, Michael Varanka