Patents Examined by Syed M Kaiser
  • Patent number: 11664204
    Abstract: Disclosed is a plasma device which includes: a base including a power supply unit configured to receive electric power and form an AC signal, a gas flow rate adjustment unit configured to receive gas and control a flow rate of output gas, an input unit configured to receive an input of a user, and a controller configured to control the power supply unit and the gas flow rate adjustment unit according to the input; and a handpiece including a boosting transformer configured to boost the AC signal, an electrode structure configured to receive the boosted AC signal and the gas and form plasma, a switch configured to receive a plasma discharge signal of the user, and a nozzle configured to discharge the formed plasma, wherein the handpiece is connected to the base via a connector and is exchangeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventors: Moo Hwan Kim, Yeon Sook Chang
  • Patent number: 11644965
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vehicle lighting device intended to improve convenience and safety. A vehicle lighting device includes a light disposed in a vehicle interior, a controller controlling the light, and a detecting unit detecting position or motion of a detecting object by detecting a detection object at a plurality of positions, and the controller controls the light when the position or motion of the detection object is detected by the detecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignees: Pioneer Corporation, Tohoku Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Abe, Satoshi Suzuki, Kenji Kawamura, Shingo Tsuji
  • Patent number: 11647569
    Abstract: A multi-channel power supply system includes a power supply circuit configured to generate a drive signal for powering a plurality of color channels based on an input power signal, a first current control circuit coupled to a first color channel of the plurality of color channels and configured to adjust a first channel current of the first color channel based on the drive signal and a first reference signal, and to generate a feedback signal to control the drive signal of the power supply circuit, and a channel controller configured generate the first reference signal based on a color temperature according to a black body curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: ERP POWER, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Archer, Louis Chen, James H. Mohan
  • Patent number: 11638343
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a turn signal lamp, a daytime running lamp, and a position lamp. A first driving circuit drives a first light source that is the turn signal lamp. A second driving circuit drives a second light source that serves as both the daytime running lamp and the position lamp. A signal processing device executes a software program to control the first driving circuit and the second driving circuit based on the turn synchronization signal, the first switch-on request, and the second switch-on request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Inventor: Yuichi Miyashita
  • Patent number: 11632833
    Abstract: A method of controlling lighting based on influence of the lighting may include: classifying a predetermined area including a plurality of lightings into a plurality of sub-areas; calculating a detailed influence of each of the plurality of lightings on each of the plurality of sub-areas; determining an influence of each of the plurality of lightings on the predetermined area by using a sum of the calculated, detailed influences on the plurality of respective sub-areas; determining ranking of influence of the plurality of lightings, based on each of the determined influences of the plurality of respective lightings; and controlling the plurality of lightings based on the determined ranking of influence of the plurality of lightings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventor: Jaehyun Lim
  • Patent number: 11632834
    Abstract: A serial LED driver with a built-in calibratable parameter transmits a grayscale vector, a calibration parameter matrix or an appropriate current value vector and includes: a nonvolatile memory receiving and storing the calibratable parameter; a calibration matrix processing unit reads elements corresponding to the LED lamp bead and being pre-stored in the calibration parameter matrix of the nonvolatile memory, receives the grayscale vector, and performs matrix computation according to the grayscale vector and the calibration parameter matrix to generate a new grayscale vector; and a pulse width modulation circuit, which outputs a constant current to the LED lamp bead according to the first new grayscale vector to adjust the LED lamp bead; or outputs another corresponding constant current to adjust the LED lamp bead according to the new grayscale vector and the appropriate current value vector corresponding to the LED lamp bead and being pre-stored in the nonvolatile memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventors: Jen-Chuan Wang, Zhao-Yi Lin, Zi-Huan Luo
  • Patent number: 11632838
    Abstract: A negative feedback circuit, comprising a node, and a control circuit coupled to the node, wherein the control circuit is configured to provide a stabilizing signal in response to a noise signal coupling to the node from a power rail, and the stabilizing signal is configured to reduce the noise signal at the node and the power rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: Dialog Semiconductor (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Junyue Sun, Yufeng Zou, Huibin Cao, Zhenyu Song
  • Patent number: 11622429
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a control circuit includes: an output terminal configured to be coupled to a control terminal of a transistor that is coupled to an inductor; a logic circuit configured to control the transistor using a first signal; a zero crossing detection circuit configured to generate a freewheeling signal indicative of a demagnetization of the inductor; a comparator having first and second inputs configured to receive a sense voltage indicative of a current flowing through the transistor and a reference voltage, respectively, and an output configured to cause the logic circuit to deassert the first signal; and a reference generator configured to generate the reference voltage and including: a current generator, a capacitor and a resistor coupled to the output of the reference generator, and a switch coupled in series with the resistor and configured to be controlled based on the first signal and the freewheeling signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Inventors: Claudio Adragna, Giovanni Gritti
  • Patent number: 11617239
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for thermally activating a functional layer of a coating material, preferably an edge material, wherein the method comprises the following steps: providing the coating material; feeding the coating material to a device for thermally activating a functional layer of the coating material; and thermally activating the functional layer of the coating material, wherein the thermal activation of the functional layer of the coating material occurs by microwaves which are generated by at least one semiconductor wave generator. The present invention also relates to a device for thermally activating a functional layer of a coating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: HOMAG GmbH
    Inventors: Ruven Weiss, Ludwig Albrecht
  • Patent number: 11612030
    Abstract: A color correction device includes a computation engine including a processor and a memory coupled to the processor. The computation engine is configured to receive reference color data. A software application stored in the memory and configured to compute adjustment values needed to achieve the reference color data from a target color. An output configured to output color corrected signals to light emitting diodes (LEDs) to achieve a reference color associated with the reference color data from the target color of the LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Inventors: Frank Zarcone, Karl Edward Keppeler, John Thomas Boccio, Michael Boyd
  • Patent number: 11612025
    Abstract: An illumination power circuit with a dimming function and an associated control method thereof are provided, where the illumination power circuit includes a first conversion circuit, a digital controller and a second conversion circuit. The first conversion circuit converts a first analog dimming signal from an analog dimmer into a first digital dimming signal, where the analog dimmer generates the first analog dimming signal according to operations of a user, to allow the user to manually control brightness of an illumination device. The digital controller receives the first digital dimming signal and a control signal from a computer, and generates at least one final dimming signal according to the first digital dimming signal and the control signal. In addition, the second conversion circuit generates a direct current output signal according to the final dimming signal, for driving the illumination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Inventors: Chou-Pao Liao, Chao-An Chen
  • Patent number: 11603040
    Abstract: A device for controlling emotional lighting of a vehicle allows a driver and a passenger of the vehicle to emotionally view an external landscape through a door glass. Such a device includes: a camera for recording a video of a surrounding region of the vehicle; an emotional lighting device for irradiating light toward the door glass of the vehicle; and a controller for controlling the emotional lighting device to detect a representative color within the video of the surrounding region and irradiate light of a color corresponding to the representative color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventor: Ho Ssang Jo
  • Patent number: 11594659
    Abstract: An optoelectronic component is specified comprising a semiconductor body comprising a first semiconductor layer sequence and a second semiconductor layer sequence which are arranged on top of one another in a stacking direction, wherein the first semiconductor layer sequence has a first active region, which generates electromagnetic primary radiation with a first peak wavelength the second semiconductor layer sequence comprises a second active region, which has a section configured to partially absorb electromagnetic primary radiation and to re-emit electromagnetic secondary radiation having a second peak wavelength, and the first peak wavelength is in a red wavelength range and the second peak wavelength is in an infrared wavelength range, or the first peak wavelength is smaller than the second peak wavelength by at most 100 nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventors: Ivar TÃ¥ngring, Stefan Heckelmann
  • Patent number: 11584295
    Abstract: Systems and methods to proactively adapt image sensor settings of an occupant monitoring system to accommodate ambient lighting changes are provided. The system may track current ambient light, track the driver, and predict upcoming changing lighting conditions. Sensors are used to predict when the ambient light will change and preemptively adjust to prevent dark or washout images. The sensor adjustment may be timed so that the adjustment is made just in time or concurrently with the change in ambient light conditions. The system may predict when the light on the occupant's face will change and proactively readjust the settings of the sensor to accommodate the changed lighting conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventor: Thomas Balch
  • Patent number: 11589443
    Abstract: Automatic drive mode lighting systems and methods are disclosed herein. An example method can include determining when a drive mode of a vehicle is an off-road mode, determining when a speed of the vehicle is below a speed threshold, determining when a location of the vehicle corresponds to an off-road location, and automatically activating off-road lighting for the vehicle when the drive mode is in an off-road mode, the speed is below the speed threshold, and the location corresponds to an off-road location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Niedert, Christopher Berchin, Nicholas Scheufler, Seth Goslawski
  • Patent number: 11589439
    Abstract: The embodiment of the present disclosure provides a lamp and a lighting control method thereof. The lighting control method includes: counting a lighting duration of N days before statistical date of a lamp, where N is an integer greater than 1 and less than 11; matching a to-be-executed dimming program from preset multiple dimming programs of the lamp according to a statistical result; and controlling an adaptive power supply of the lamp to switch to the to-be-executed dimming program, which improve the diversity of the lighting control of the lamp, increase the self-learning ability of the lamp, and reduce the maintenance cost of the lighting control of the lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventors: Bruce Pi, Wei Kang, Zhixiang Chen
  • Patent number: 11576237
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes a light source, a driver circuit, a high side control module and a low side control module. The light source includes a LED module. The driver circuit includes a high side circuit and a low side circuit for generating a driving current to the LED module. The high side control module for controls the high side circuit. The high side control module includes a voltage stabilizer and a current trigger. The voltage stabilizer is placed on a voltage input of a high side. The current trigger is connected to an output of the voltage stabilizer. The low side control module controls the low side circuit. The low side control module includes a buck converter, a constant current trigger, and a low side constant current source. The buck converter is connected to a second input of the current trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Inventors: Shixue Yang, Junjie Guo
  • Patent number: 11570870
    Abstract: An electronic device included in an information transmitting unit includes: a deformation interface configured to change in shape by receiving an external force; an external force sensor configured to detect an external force applied to the deformation interface; and an information transmitting unit configured to transmit information in accordance with the external force detected by the external force sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Tomoko Takahashi, Takamoto Tsuda, Daisuke Iseki
  • Patent number: 11564297
    Abstract: System and method for current control. As an example, the system for current control includes: a transistor including a drain terminal, a gate terminal, and a source terminal, the drain terminal being coupled to one or more light emitting diodes; a resistor coupled to the source terminal of the transistor and configured to generate a resistor voltage related to a current flowing through the one or more emitting diodes; a voltage detector configured to receiver a first input voltage related to a second input voltage received by the one or more light emitting diodes; and a voltage controller coupled to the voltage detector, the resistor, and the gate terminal of the transistor; wherein the voltage detector is further configured to: detect the first input voltage; and generate a control signal based at least in part on the first input voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: On-Bright Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liqiang Zhu, Zhuoyan Li, Jiqing Yang
  • Patent number: 11553300
    Abstract: Examples of lighting equipment provide services to and on behalf of a biomechatronically enhanced organism and/or a biomechatronic component of the organism. Such services include charging, communications, location-related services, control, optimization, client-server functions and distributed processing functionality. The biomechatronically enhanced organism and/or biomechatronic component utilize such services provided by and/or via the lighting equipment to enable, enhance or otherwise influence operation of the organism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: David P. Ramer, Jack C. Rains, Jr., Januk Aggarwal