Patents Examined by Minh D A
  • Patent number: 10447071
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a lighting system, comprising: an emergency power supply assembly, a lighting assembly, at least one first electrical connection for connecting the emergency power supply assembly, and at least one second electrical connection for connecting the lighting assembly, wherein the at least one first electrical connector and the at least one second electrical connector work with each other to form a quick connection between the emergency power supply assembly and the lighting assembly. The present invention also discloses an emergency power supply assembly. The present invention further discloses a lighting assembly. The present invention also discloses a lighting system installation method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CURRENT LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Junqi Ren, Shouyong Zhou, Bing Zhang, Honglei Gao, Hui Li, Cuijuan Zhou
  • Patent number: 10441783
    Abstract: A medical tool includes a rotation mechanism that further includes a warning feature. The warning feature provides an indication when the rotation mechanism has achieved a number of rotations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Nee, Bradley Knippel, Daniel Coyle, Jennifer Heisel, Bernhard Arnar, Brett Hillukka, Tracee Eidenschink, Thomas B. Eby, Paul Paspa, Joseph Ramon Callol, Thomas Robert Luhrs, Carl Lance Boling
  • Patent number: 10447279
    Abstract: An inverting reciprocal quantum logic (RQL) phase-mode D flip-flop accepts a data input and a logical clock input. The flip-flop includes a stacked Josephson junction and a comparator. The triggering or untriggering of the stacked Josephson junction by positive or negative single flux quantum (SFQ) pulses can switch a direction of DC bias current through a component of the comparator, such as an output Josephson junction, which can then either pass or suppress logical clock SFQ pulses. When so passed, the data input is captured to the output upon clocking the flip-flop via the provision of the logical clock SFQ pulses, e.g., as reciprocal pulse pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Alexander Louis Braun
  • Patent number: 10440788
    Abstract: An optoelectronic circuit including separate interconnected basic electronic circuits, each of which includes at least one light emitting diode and at least one integrated circuit chip that has a circuit for controlling the light emitting diode, the circuit being suitable for activating or deactivating the light emitting diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Aledia
    Inventors: Frédéric Mercier, Xavier Hugon, Philippe Gilet
  • Patent number: 10438773
    Abstract: Provided herein are high energy ion beam generator systems and methods that provide low cost, high performance, robust, consistent, uniform, low gas consumption and high current/high-moderate voltage generation of neutrons and protons. Such systems and methods find use for the commercial-scale generation of neutrons and protons for a wide variety of research, medical, security, and industrial processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: PHOENIX LLC
    Inventors: Arne Kobernik, Carl Sherven, Casey Lamers, Chris Seyfert, Evan Sengbusch, Gabriel Becerra, Jin Lee, Logan Campbell, Mark Thomas, Michael Taylor, Preston Barrows, Ross Radel, Tye Gribb
  • Patent number: 10440785
    Abstract: A current holding circuit for a bidirectional triode thyristor (TRIAC) dimmer and a linear dimming driving circuit are provided. The current holding circuit for a TRIAC dimmer is a resistance and capacitance (RC) circuit including a first resistor and a first capacitor connected in series. The RC circuit is connected in parallel with any one of rectifying diodes of a rectifying bridge in the linear dimming driving circuit. The linear dimming driving circuit includes an overcurrent protecting circuit, a rectifying bridge including four rectifying diodes connected, the RC circuit, a surge suppressing circuit configured to absorb a high surge voltage of an input voltage, a filtering circuit, a linear constant-current circuit, and a flicker eliminating circuit configured to eliminate flicker caused by an asymmetrical current of a light emitting diode (LED) load due to the RC circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG YANKON MEGA LIGHTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Li, Lingxiang Zhong, Quanjiang Xu, Jingfei Lv
  • Patent number: 10438026
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments of the present invention, mechanical systems incorporating movable microelectromechanical (MEMS)-based features, e.g., cantilevers or suspended micron- and submicron-scale beams are utilized to secure solid-state devices such as controllers, microcontrollers, central processing units (CPUs), solid-state storage drives, and memory cards. In various embodiments of the invention, the beams are double-clamped, initially curved (or “pre-buckled”) segments that are provided within the solid-state device (e.g., on the top layer thereof) prior to encapsulation and packaging of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: NANOLOCK SECURITY (ISRAEL) LTD., RAMOT AT TEL AVIV UNIVERISITY LTD.
    Inventors: Eran Fine, Viacheslav Krylov, Lior Medina
  • Patent number: 10440800
    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: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Virginie Drugeon, Takahiro Nishi, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 10433397
    Abstract: A garden light having a body with a post, the lower end of which is provided with a spike. The upper end of the post receives a lens assembly. Secured to the lens assembly is a cap assembly that has three LEDs that are activated to produce a varying color light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Simon N. Richmond
  • Patent number: 10426019
    Abstract: A lighting device that properly controls light emission, thereby making it possible to perform product protection of the lighting device from generated heat without impairing usability. The lighting device is capable of using a plurality of types of batteries attached thereto, and includes a light emission section to which electric power is supplied from the attached battery. The lighting device includes a processor that functions as a light emission control unit configured to control light emission from the light emission section, and an acquisition unit configured to acquire information on the battery, including information on a temperature of the attached battery. A parameter for use in limiting light emission from the light emission section is determined based on a result of acquisition of the information on the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keiichiro Saito
  • Patent number: 10426002
    Abstract: Provided herein are high energy ion beam generator systems and methods that provide low cost, high performance, robust, consistent, uniform, low gas consumption and high current/high-moderate voltage generation of neutrons and protons. Such systems and methods find use for the commercial-scale generation of neutrons and protons for a wide variety of research, medical, security, and industrial processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: PHOENIX LLC
    Inventors: Arne Kobernik, Carl Sherven, Casey Lamers, Chris Seyfert, Evan Sengbusch, Gabriel Becerra, Jin Lee, Logan Campbell, Mark Thomas, Michael Taylor, Preston Barrows, Ross Radel, Tye Gribb
  • Patent number: 10426014
    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: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Virginie Drugeon, Takahiro NIshi, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 10413205
    Abstract: Physiological monitoring can be provided through an actigraphy sensor imbedded into an electrocardiography monitor, which correlates movement and electrocardiographic data. Physiological monitoring can be provided through a wearable monitor that includes two components, a flexible extended wear electrode patch and a removable reusable monitor recorder. The wearable monitor sits centrally on the patient's chest along the sternum. The patient can place an electrode patch anywhere within the general region of the sternum. The occurrence of actigraphy events are monitored by the monitor recorder through an actigraphy sensor. Actigraphy becomes a recordable actigraphy event occurrence when the movement of the wearable monitor and, therefore, the patient, exceeds a certain criteria threshold of acceleration or deceleration as detected by the actigraphy sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Bardy Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gust H. Bardy, Jason Felix, Jon MIkalson Bishay
  • Patent number: 10418999
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a programmable logic circuit is described comprising a first data bit input to receive a first data bit a and a second data bit input to receive a second data bit b, a first program bit input to receive a first program bit p1, a second program bit input to receive a second program bit p2, a third program bit input to receive a third program bit p3 and a fourth program bit to receive a fourth program bit p4 and an output configured to output ( ( ( a ? b ) ? ( p 1 ? a ) ? ( p 2 ? b ) ) _ ? ( p 3 ? b ? a ) ) ? ( a ? b ? p 4 ) _ .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Thomas Kuenemund
  • Patent number: 10413737
    Abstract: A method for electrical stimulation of a patient includes a) implanting at least a portion of an electrical stimulation lead; b) stimulating the patient using the electrical stimulation lead at multiple test stimulation amplitudes; c) observing a response for each of the test stimulation amplitudes; d) selecting a working stimulation amplitude based on the responses from a group consisting of the test stimulation amplitudes and, optionally, a default stimulation amplitude; e) stimulating the patient using the electrical stimulation lead and the working amplitude at multiple test duty cycles; f) observing a response for each of the test duty cycles; g) selecting a working duty cycle based on the responses from a group consisting of the test duty cycles and, optionally, a default duty cycle; and h) stimulating the patient using the electrical stimulation lead, the working amplitude, and the working duty cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hemant Bokil, Stephen Carcieri, Ljubomir Manola
  • Patent number: 10418509
    Abstract: Various embodiments of solid state transducer (“SST”) devices are disclosed. In several embodiments, a light emitter device includes a metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) capacitor, an active region operably coupled to the MOS capacitor, and a bulk semiconductor material operably coupled to the active region. The active region can include at least one quantum well configured to store first charge carriers under a first bias. The bulk semiconductor material is arranged to provide second charge carriers to the active region under the second bias such that the active region emits UV light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin F. Schubert, Vladimir Odnoblyudov
  • Patent number: 10420194
    Abstract: A load control system may include control devices for controlling electrical loads. The control devices may include load control devices, such as a lighting device for controlling an amount of power provided to a lighting load, and controller devices, such as a remote control device configured to transmit digital messages for controlling the lighting load via the load control device. The remote control device may communicate with the lighting devices via a hub device. The remote control device may detect a user interface event, such as a button press or a rotation of the remote control device. The remote control device or the hub device may determine whether to transmit digital messages as unicast messages or multicast messages based on the type of user interface event detected. The remote control device, or other master device, may synchronize and/or toggle an on/off state of lighting devices in the load control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Mann, Robert C. Newman, Jr., Thomas Lee Olson, Jaykrishna A. Shukla
  • Patent number: 10411713
    Abstract: Superconducting circuits based devices and methods, including reciprocal quantum logic (RQL) based devices and methods are provided. In one example, a device comprising an output terminal, a first input terminal for receiving a first set of pulses, and a second input terminal for receiving a second set of pulses is provided. The first section may be configured to pass a single pulse received during a single clock cycle at any of the first input terminal or the second input terminal, but to not pass two or more positive pulses received during a single clock cycle at the first input terminal and the second input terminal. The second section, coupled to the first section, may be configured to, in response to the single pulse, generate a negative pulse after a predetermined fraction of a single clock cycle after providing a positive pulse at the output terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David C. Harms, Quentin P. Herr, Anna Y. Herr
  • Patent number: 10412811
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a network device that is capable of coordinating the control of light emitters. For example, the network device may receive data indicating conditions for activating the light emitters. The network device may then receive sensor data generated by various sensors, such as motion sensors, light sensors, or a timer. Using the sensor data, the network device may determine that the conditions are satisfied and, in response, cause the light emitters to activate. To activate first light emitters, the network device may transmit a signal to an electronic device that causes the first light emitters to activate. The first light emitters may be powered by the electronic device. Additionally, to activate second light emitters, the network device may transmit signals to the second light emitters that include commands to activate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Siminoff, Michael Recker, Ryan David Hruska, David Brett Levine
  • Patent number: 10398889
    Abstract: A writing utensil for providing active nerve stimulation to the fingertips of a user. The writing utensil has a body portion, a tip portion with a marking tip, and an active stimulator with active stimulation surfaces retained adjacent to the distal end of the body portion to be engaged by the fingertips of the user. The active stimulator has an active state where active stimulation is provided to the fingertips of the user and an inactive state where active stimulation is not provided. The active stimulator can comprise mechanical movement mechanisms where nodules, such as rotatable cam nodules with eccentric portions, periodically extend in relation to the active stimulation surfaces. Additionally or alternatively, the active stimulator can comprise electrical pulse mechanisms for imparting electrical impulses to fingers disposed in contact therewith. Active nerve stimulation can be provided simultaneously, in series, or in some other pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Raymond M. Messina