Patents Examined by Nimeshkumar Patel
  • Patent number: 10325769
    Abstract: The invention describes a gas-discharge lamp comprising an inner vessel enclosing a pair of electrodes separated by a gap; and an outer vessel enclosing the inner vessel; and wherein the lamp comprises a lateral stripe arranged on the surface of a vessel such that the lateral stripe lies below a horizontal plane through a longitudinal axis through the center of the lamp, and wherein the lateral stripe extends essentially only over a region corresponding to the gap between the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Lukas Kuepper, Hans-Alo Dohmen, Thorsten Erich Lenzen
  • Patent number: 10319579
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to an improved adapter for simplified lamps for use as a source of heat radiation in a rapid thermal processing (RTP) chamber. In one embodiment, a lamp assembly is provided. The lamp element includes a capsule having a filament disposed therein, a press seal coupling to the capsule, and an adapter having a receptacle contoured to receive at least a portion of the press seal, wherein the press seal is removably engaged with the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph M. Ranish, Oleg V. Serebryanov
  • Patent number: 10310360
    Abstract: Flash tubes for photographic use, in particular, a flash tube is adapted to provide a light output adapted to FP-sync, Flat Peak. The flash tube includes a length of glass tubing enclosing a gas for use in the flash tube, a cathode inside a first end part of glass tubing and an anode inside a second end part of glass tubing. The cathode includes an element that helps to ionize the gas that is wound around the cathode, such that a spark stream starts from the upper part of the cathode and is prevented from spreading down wards on the cathode and changing the arc length during the light output adapted to FP-sync.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: PROFOTO AB
    Inventors: Anton Falk, Ulf Carlsson, Carl Johan Grubbström
  • Patent number: 10281778
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes a liquid crystal between a TFT substrate including pixels formed in a matrix, and a counter substrate. A pixel electrode is formed in an area surrounded by scanning lines and video signal lines. A common electrode is formed in a lower layer of the pixel electrode through an interlayer insulating film. A long side of the pixel electrode of a first pixel is inclined at a first angle clockwise at a right angle to the extending direction of the scanning line. A long side of the pixel electrode of a second pixel is inclined at the first angle counterclockwise at a right angle to the extending direction of the scanning line. The liquid crystal is a negative type liquid crystal. Further, a protrusion formed in the long side of the pixel electrode has a side parallel to the extending direction of the scanning line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Youichi Asakawa, Shigesumi Araki
  • Patent number: 10271620
    Abstract: An image-displaying pendant includes a primary jewel, a secondary jewel, a plurality of tertiary jewels, a pendant-cage, a light-emitting diode, and a power source. The primary-jewel may be shaped geometrically as a pyramid having a base-facet, a plurality of lateral-facets adjacent to the base-facet, and an image integrated into n the base-facet which may be viewable through the plurality of lateral-facets. The pendant-cage may support and enclose the primary-jewel. The secondary-jewel may be coupled to the suspension member of the pendant-cage, and the plurality of tertiary-jewels may be affixed to the cage-base of the pendant-cage. The light-emitting diode may impart illumination to the image within the primary-jewel so that is prominently displayed within each facet of the primary-jewel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Norman Garett Dickson
  • Patent number: 10277013
    Abstract: A spark plug includes an insulator body and a central electrode having a spark-end and a terminal-end. The central electrode is disposed within the insulator body, with the spark-end and the terminal-end protruding from the insulator body at opposite ends thereof. A metal electrode surrounds the insulator body and extends to form a gap with the central electrode at the spark-end. A capacitor with metalized inner and outer surfaces is provided, with the metalized inner surface being connected to the central electrode and the metalized outer surface being connected to the metal electrode. A first resistive component is embedded within the central electrode between the capacitor and the terminal-end, and a second resistive component embedded within the central electrode between the capacitor and the spark-end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Ming Zheng
  • Patent number: 10268064
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device comprises a first substrate including a gate line extending in the first direction, and a source line extending in a second direction, and a second substrate opposed to the first substrate. The second substrate includes a first light-blocking layer which opposed to the gate line, and a second light-blocking layer which opposed to the source line. Wherein, a subpixel is formed at a position defined by the gate line and the source line, and the color layer has a first width in the first direction, the first width is greater than a width of the subpixel, and the color layer has a lager width than the first width at a overlapping position on the first light-blocking layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Hirosawa, Kayoko Miyazaki, Arihiro Takeda
  • Patent number: 10269553
    Abstract: A light source to be powered by microwave energy, having a dielectric body or fabrication of material lucent for exit of light therefrom, a receptacle within the dielectric body or fabrication, and a lucent microwave-enclosing Faraday cage surrounding the dielectric body or fabrication. The dielectric body or fabrication within the Faraday cage forms at least part of a microwave resonant cavity. A sealed plasma enclosure of lucent material within the receptacle has a means for locating the plasma enclosure within the receptacle with respect to the dielectric body or fabrication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Ceravision Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Simon Neate, Edward Charles Odell, John Stocks
  • Patent number: 10269551
    Abstract: The invention relates to a high-pressure discharge lamp having an ignition aid and comprising a discharge vessel, which is accommodated in an outer bulb. The ignition aid is a UV enhancer having a can-like container (12), which has an inner electrode (18). At least part of the end-face edge of the inner electrode at least comes close to the end face (24) of the container (12). An external electrode is attached to the outside of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: LEDVANCE GMBH
    Inventors: Johannes Buttstaedt, Uwe Fidler, Stefan Lichtenberg, Georg Rosenbauer
  • Patent number: 10250015
    Abstract: A spark plug having a housing, an insulator situated in the housing, a center electrode situated in the insulator and a ground electrode situated on the housing, the ground electrode and the center electrode being situated toward each other in such a way that the ground electrode and the center electrode form a spark gap, and the center electrode rest with a center electrode head on a seat developed on an inner side of the insulator, and the center electrode having an electrode base body and a core situated in the electrode base body, the core being made from a material that has a higher heat conductivity than the material of the electrode base body, the electrode base body having a diameter that is not greater than 1.7 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Benz, Manfred Roeckelein
  • Patent number: 10220804
    Abstract: A bumper assembly for a vehicle includes a bumper fascia having inner and outer surfaces. A support member is welded to the inner surface and at least partially surrounding a fog-lamp aperture. The support member reinforces the bumper fascia proximate the fog-lamp aperture. An air curtain duct integrally formed within the support member, the air curtain duct placing the outer surface in communication with a vehicle compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Wahid Sedique, Ira Jason Goldberg, Jorge Alberto Alarcon Chagoya, Gerardo Velazquez Monroy
  • Patent number: 10203089
    Abstract: A light flux controlling member includes a lens body and a cut part. The lens body and the cut part are an integrally molded article composed of a cured product of a liquid resin composition. The cut part extends outward from the entire circumference of the outer peripheral part of the lens body in plan view of the light flux controlling member. The cut part includes the outward-facing end surface bearing a blade mark or a melting mark. In the front-rear direction of the light flux controlling member, the distance between the bottom surfaces of the cut part and the lens body is 20 ?m or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: ENPLAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuji Tatsuno, Hiroshi Motoki
  • Patent number: 10186845
    Abstract: An electrode tip for a spark plug, wherein Pt is contained as a main component, 7% by mass or more of Rh is contained, and a total content of Pt and Rh is greater than or equal to 95% by mass. The electrode tip includes: a narrow portion having the same cross-sectional shape in a direction of an axis; and a wide portion which is adjacent to the narrow portion and has a cross-sectional area, in a radial direction, which is greater than the narrow portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Sumoyama, Tatsuya Gozawa, Magoki Shimadate, Yusuke Kawashima
  • Patent number: 10183615
    Abstract: A vehicle jack locator system for a vehicle that incorporates a light source such as an LED to direct the operator to the recommended position for the load engaging saddle of a jack is disclosed. The vehicle jack locator system allows the operator to see, even in dark or poorly illuminated environments, the recommended place to position the jack saddle. The system incorporates a vehicle rocker panel having an outer surface and an underside positioned below the outer surface, a rocker panel jack attachment point on the underside of the panel for receiving the jack saddle, a jack placement indicator light positioned on the outer surface of the rocker panel at a point above the jack attachment point and near a tire, and a power system for selectively energizing the light. The power system is a tire pressure sensor system that includes tire pressure sensors and an electronic control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michelle Carolina Herrera Gutierrez, Nicole Pamela Herrera Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 10180613
    Abstract: An optical device (100) includes a first substrate (10), a second substrate (20) and an optical layer (30). The optical layer includes a medium (31) containing a liquid crystal material, and shape-anisotropic particles (32). At least one of the first substrate and the second substrate includes a film provided on the side of the optical layer, the film having a surface energy of 40 mJ/m2 or less, or having a contact angle with pure water of 75 degrees or greater or a contact angle with CH2l2 of 40 degrees or greater. Alternatively, at least one of the first substrate and the second substrate includes a vertical alignment film (15, 25) provided on the side of the optical layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Moriwaki
  • Patent number: 10168573
    Abstract: The present application discloses a backlight assembly, comprising an optical film; and a frame for retaining the backlight and the optical film. The frame comprises a side wall having a first end surface, a second end surface opposite to the first end surface, a first side surface and a second side surface opposite to the first side surface; and a first receiving protrusion for receiving the backlight; and a second receiving protrusion for receiving the optical film, the first receiving protrusion and the second receiving protrusion protruding from the first side surface of the side wall in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lei Cao
  • Patent number: 10157973
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display device comprises a driving transistor for driving an organic light emitting diode; a first transistor controlled by a scan signal and connected between a reference voltage line and a first node of the driving transistor; a second transistor controlled by the scan signal and connected between a data line and a second node of the driving transistor; a first plate with an improved conductive characteristic and connected to the semiconductor layer of the driving transistor and the semiconductor layer of the first transistor; a second plate positioned on the first plate, and connected to the semiconductor layer of the second transistor and a gate electrode of the driving transistor; and a pixel electrode of the organic light emitting diode, positioned on the second plate and connected to the first plate through a contact hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: HeeDong Choi
  • Patent number: 10153618
    Abstract: A spark plug having an insulator with a front end portion having an annular groove opened to a front side around an axial line. The groove has a width of greater than or equal to 0.2 mm in a radial direction. In a cross section including the axial line, a value D/L obtained by dividing, by a length L, a creepage distance D, from a position P on the frontmost side of a region in which a clearance distance between an outer surface of a front end portion and an inner circumferential surface of a metal shell is less than or equal to 0.1 mm to a connection position between an outer surface of the front end portion and the axial hole, is greater than or equal to 1.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Mukoyama, Hiroyuki Kameda
  • Patent number: 10115556
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for generating controllable beam of electrons using a hollow-cathode triode electron gun that substantially mitigate impact of back-streaming electrons. In one embodiment, a triode hollow-cathode electron gun is configured to provide electrons and substantially mitigates the impact of back-streaming electrons. The triode hollow-cathode electron gun includes a hollow cathode, a heating filament, an anode, a control grid, a shadow grid and a sleeve mechanically coupled to the hollow-cathode. The sleeve is substantially centered on the axis of the triode hollow-cathode electron gun and configured to maintain shape and trajectory of emitted beams of electrons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Altair Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis G. Allen, Christopher P. Ferrari, Adam J. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10109449
    Abstract: Each of first to fourth needle-like electrodes is arranged such that a direction of extension thereof is parallel, and generates ions by discharge. Through a space, a gas for conveying the ions generated by the first to fourth needle-like electrodes flows. Needle tips of the first needle-like electrode and the second needle-like electrode protrude from a first wall surface that forms the space, are spaced apart from each other, and are arranged in line in the space. Needle tips of the third needle-like electrode and the fourth needle-like electrode protrude from a second wall surface that forms the space and faces the first wall surface, are spaced apart from each other, and are arranged in line in the space. The first needle-like electrode and the fourth needle-like electrode generate positive ions, and the second needle-like electrode and the third needle-like electrode generate negative ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tetsuya Ezaki, Yoshinori Sekoguchi, Satohiko Yamamoto, Tomoaki Takado, Keitaro Yamada, Satoshi Okano