Patents Examined by Monica C King
  • Patent number: 10999907
    Abstract: Various embodiments include apparatuses enabling a single color-tuning device to select both a correlated color temperature (LED) and a coordinate distance (Duv) to a black body line (BBL) in a color-tuning application. In one embodiment, a color-tuning device is to divide an applied voltage to provide a signal related to parameters selected from at least one of LED and Duv from the BBL. A finite-state machine (LED) is coupled to the color-tuning device to receive the signals therefrom and determine an action to take based on both a current position and a previous position of the color-tuning device. The LED is to be coupled to a light-emitting diode (LED) array. Other apparatuses and devices are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventor: Yifeng Qiu
  • Patent number: 10985443
    Abstract: An antenna packaging structure includes a top substrate, an antenna chip, a bottom substrate, and a plurality of antenna transmission lines. The top substrate includes an antenna. The bottom substrate includes a circuit. The antenna chip is mounted on the bottom substrate, and is electrically connected to the antenna of the top substrate through the circuit of the bottom substrate and the antenna transmission lines. Since the antenna chip is directly electrically connected to a processor through the circuit, a plurality of communication lines do not need to be electrically connected between the antenna and the circuit. Further, since the antenna transmission lines just need to transmit a simple antenna signal between the antenna and the antenna chip, an amount of the antenna transmission lines is smaller than an amount of communication lines. Moreover, the total size of the antenna packaging structure is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Kaikutek Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Cheng Lin, Mike Chun-Hung Wang, He-Sheng Lin
  • Patent number: 10978312
    Abstract: At least some embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a semiconductor device package. The semiconductor device package includes a carrier having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, an encapsulant, and an antenna. The encapsulant is disposed on the first surface of the carrier. The antenna is disposed on the encapsulant. The antenna includes a seed layer and a conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: ADVANCED SEMICONDUCTOR ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: You-Lung Yen, Bernd Karl Appelt, Kay Stefan Essig
  • Patent number: 10978786
    Abstract: Provided is an antenna system applied to a mobile terminal and including a back shell having a metal frame, a main board received in the back shell, an antenna unit provided between the back shell and the main board. The main board includes a front surface facing towards the antenna unit and a back surface arranged opposite to and spaced apart from the front surface. The mobile terminal includes a first metal ground layer and a first electrode plate provided on the front surface, a second metal ground layer and a second electrode plate provided on the back surface. The first electrode plate and the second electrode plate are spaced apart from the first and second metal ground layer, and connected to the antenna unit and the metal frame. The first and second electrode plates are arranged opposite to and spaced apart from each other to form a capacitor structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiaojun Qiu
  • Patent number: 10976019
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for lighting effects, including simulating a flame. A three dimensional carrier includes an array of a plurality of light sources distributed on it. A control circuit coordinates on/off of the light sources in a manner to simulate a jumping flame. In one embodiment, the three dimensional carrier and LEDs are encapsulated in an at least partially light transmissive cover. This light modular engine includes a control circuit and an interface to electrical power. The system can include the light engine in a light fixture such as an architectural fixture. The methodology can include a sequence of on/off and brightness variations for the array of light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Idea Tech, LLC
    Inventors: William Green, Jr., Ninghua Wei
  • Patent number: 10979872
    Abstract: A client-server system and a blockchain method for calculating whether a time-crucial shipment is located according to an expectation comprising a client device adapted for being adhered to or placed within a time-crucial package shipment; and a remote special purpose computer server comprising a transit plan schedule database based on pickup time and location stored in memory, the remote special purpose computer server being programmed to calculate a location of the client device based on data accessed from a Wi-Fi access point location database, the transmitted identification data, and the transmitted signal strength data, and compare the calculated location to an expected location based on common carrier schedule transit plan pickup time and delivery location received from third party database sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Elliot Klein
  • Patent number: 10978805
    Abstract: The invention concerns an assembly for an antenna operating in a slot mode. It is also directed to an electronic wristwatch-like device comprising such antennas. The antenna assembly comprises at least one circuit board of an electronic device, a conductive body arranged at a distance from said at least one circuit board, at least one feed element for coupling an electromagnetic signal between said conductive body and said circuit board, and wherein at least one conductive rim structure is running peripheral to at least one said circuit board. The conductive rim and the conductive body define at least one slot mode antenna between themselves. The length of a slot mode antenna is defined between two points at which said conductive body is connected to said conductive rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Suunto OY
    Inventors: Eero Varjonen, Panu Perko, Mikko Sepänniitty, Erik Lindman
  • Patent number: 10971819
    Abstract: An antenna system for transducing radio-frequency energy includes: a first antenna sub-system comprising a plurality of radiators and a ground conductor, each of the plurality of radiators being sized and shaped to transduce millimeter-wave energy between first wireless signals and first electrical current signals; and a second antenna sub-system comprising a first radiator configured to transduce sub-6 GHz energy between second wireless signals and second electrical current signals, wherein the first radiator comprises the ground conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Guining Shi, Young Jun Song, Allen Minh-Triet Tran, Mohammad Ali Tassoudji, Elizabeth Wyrwich, Julio Zegarra, Clinton James Wilber, Neil Burns, Jorge Fabrega Sanchez
  • Patent number: 10966298
    Abstract: An LED device for use with an AC voltage power source configured such that at least one LED emits light during a positive phase of power provided from an AC power supply and at least one LED emits light during the negative phase of power provided from an AC power supply. The LED device includes a first power connection lead and a second power connection lead, both leads capable of being connected to and receiving power from an AC power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Lynk Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Miskin, James N. Andersen, Robert L. Kottritsch
  • Patent number: 10965015
    Abstract: A modular antenna enclosure is disclosed. The modular antenna enclosure includes a frame structure, a base structure including side plates, a capturing member and a frame structure. The frame structure includes vertical support members extending between the capturing member located near the top of the modular antenna enclosure and the side plates of the base structure. Each of the side plates of the base structure is coupled to adjacent side plates via a connector assembly that includes a vertical receptor to receive the vertical support members of the frame structure. The connector assembly can include a securing member that allows users to secure the base structure to a surface below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: W. B. Walton Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: William D. Walton
  • Patent number: 10945327
    Abstract: A system for controlling a plurality of light sources particularly LED's that are provided in a number of different arrangements including a light string and controlled from a controller that includes an input microphone for detecting an audio signal, at least one pre-amplifier, a microcomputer unit receiving signals from the pre-amplifier, and a circuit for driving a plurality of LED and that enables lighting control of the plurality of LED's in accordance with the input audio signal and within a wide dynamic range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Fourstar Group Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Weibin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10935877
    Abstract: A projection apparatus and a heat dissipation control method therefor. The projection apparatus includes a light valve module, a light source providing an illumination beam, a brightness sensor sensing a brightness of the illumination beam, a cooling element having a cold end surface dissipating heat from the light valve module and a hot end surface, a humidity sensor sensing an ambient humidity, a first temperature sensor sensing an ambient temperature, a second temperature sensor sensing a cold end temperature, and a controller coupled to the brightness sensor, the humidity sensor, the first temperature sensor, the second temperature sensor, the cooling element, and the light source. The controller determines a specification temperature according to the brightness, calculates a dewpoint temperature according to the ambient temperature and the ambient humidity, and adjusts a first power of the light source according to the dewpoint temperature, the specification temperature and the cold end temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Te-Ying Tsai, Kun-Chieh Chan
  • Patent number: 10939522
    Abstract: Systems and methods include receiving a desired light color temperature-time function. A first drive signal parameter is selected for a first light source having a first color temperature and a second drive signal parameter is selected for a second light source having a second color temperature. The drive signal parameters are selected to create a color temperature for a value of the desired light color temperature-time function. First light is emitted from the first light source and second light from the second light source. The first light and the second light combine to form blended light at the color temperature for the value from the desired light color temperature-time function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, Jr., James Vernon Mischel, Sr., Richard Allen Lindsay, Michael Martin Uhl, Johann Friedrich Adam
  • Patent number: 10930412
    Abstract: Energy and a control signal may be provided using a coupled power and control cable. The coupled power and control cable may comprise a power cable, a control cable, and an overall jacket. The power cable may be connected between a switch and a fixture and may provide energy to the fixture from the switch. The control cable may be connected between the control circuit and the fixture and may provide the control signal to the fixture from the control circuit. The power cable and the control cable may be disposed beneath the overall jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SOUTHWIRE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Randy D. Kummer, Scotty Joe Ledbetter
  • Patent number: 10930470
    Abstract: A radio frequency power system includes a master RF generator and an auxiliary RF generator, wherein each generator outputs a respective RF signal. The master RF generator also outputs a RF control signal to the auxiliary RF generator, and the RF signal output by the auxiliary RF generator varies in accordance with the RF control signal. The auxiliary RF generator receives sense signals indicative of an electrical characteristic of the respective RF signals output by the master RF generator and the auxiliary RF generator. The auxiliary RF generator determines a phase difference between the RF signals. The sensed electrical characteristics and the phase are used independently or cooperatively to control the phase and amplitude of the RF signal output by the auxiliary RF generator. The auxiliary generator includes an inductive clamp circuit that returns energy reflected energy back from a coupling network to a variable resistive load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: MKS Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron T. Radomski, Ky Luu, Larry J. Fisk, II, Ross Reinhardt, Matthew G. Harrington, Amish Rughoonundon, Jesse N. Klein, Aaron M. Burry
  • Patent number: 10932101
    Abstract: A client-server system and a blockchain method for calculating whether a time-crucial shipment is located according to an expectation comprising a client device adapted for being adhered to or placed within a time-crucial package shipment; and a remote special purpose computer server comprising a transit plan schedule database based on pickup time and location stored in memory, the remote special purpose computer server being programmed to calculate a location of the client device based on data accessed from a Wi-Fi access point location database, the transmitted identification data, and the transmitted signal strength data, and compare the calculated location to an expected location based on common carrier schedule transit plan pickup time and delivery location received from third party database sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Elliot Klein
  • Patent number: 10923793
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to improve an antenna for IoT services intended for things that constitute an internal space. There is provided an antenna device including an antenna and a dielectric body. In an internal space which is constituted by plural faces including a first face which is an electrically conductive body, the antenna device is adapted to have a shape to be fit inside a hole in the first face. The antenna device is installed, not protruding from the hole to an outer space. The antenna and the dielectric body are placed in series between the internal space and the outer space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Masami Oonishi, Kenichi Mizugaki, Ryosuke Fujiwara, Rintaro Katayama
  • Patent number: 10912171
    Abstract: Various embodiments include apparatuses and methods control apparatus to color tune a light-emitting diode (LED) array. In one specific example, a control apparatus to color tune a light-emitting diode (LED) array for perceptually uniform color-tuning is disclosed. The apparatus includes a correlated color temperature (CCT)-control device that is adjustable by an end-user to a desired color temperature of the LED array and producing an output signal corresponding to the desired color temperature. A storage device is electrically coupled to the CCT-control device to correlate a mechanical movement range of the CCT-control device to provide substantially uniform increases in perceptual CCT values from the LED array based on a set of N predetermined values. Other apparatuses and methods are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventor: Yifeng Qiu
  • Patent number: 10903577
    Abstract: A printed wiring board includes a laminated structure including insulating layers, and conductive layers laminated on the insulating layer, respectively, such that the conductive layers include an outermost conductive layer having a radiation slot, and an inner-side conductive layer having an excitation portion facing the radiation slot in a lamination direction. The laminated structure has a recess portion recessed from the radiation slot toward the excitation portion such that a bottom surface of the recess portion is positioned between the outermost conductive layer and the excitation portion, and the insulating layers include an insulating layer having at least a portion covering the excitation portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: IBIDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirotaka Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 10904967
    Abstract: An LED lighting system having at least one LED circuit and at least two circuits or drivers capable of receiving an AC voltage at a first frequency and having an output capable of driving the at least one LED circuit, wherein the output of each circuit or driver capable of driving the at least one LED circuit is provided to the at least one LED circuit through a circuit or sensor capable of permitting only a single output from the at least two circuits or drivers be provided to the at least one LED circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Lynk Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Miskin, Robert L. Kottritsch