Patents Examined by Tracie Y Green
  • Patent number: 11187397
    Abstract: An LED display lighting device is disclosed. The LED display lighting device includes: a substrate including a substrate base and a first electrode part and a second electrode part, both of which are disposed on the substrate base; a plurality of LED chips arranged in a matrix on the substrate; and a diffusion plate covering the upper portions of the LED chips. Each of the LED chips includes: a light-transmitting base; n LED cells disposed under the light-transmitting base and each including a first conductive semiconductor layer, an active layer, and a second conductive semiconductor layer; an interconnection through which the n LED cells are connected in series; a first electrode structure through which the first conductive semiconductor layer of the first LED cell is connected to the first electrode part; and a second electrode structure through which the second conductive semiconductor layer of the n-th LED cell is connected to the second electrode part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: LUMENS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seunghyun Oh, Pyoynggug Kim, Sungsik Jo
  • Patent number: 11184971
    Abstract: Devices, a set of devices, and methods are described to create coordinated, or synchronized, displays of colors by worn fashion accessories, such as necklaces, earrings, shoes, belts, and the like. A master device is defined that sends broadcast, wireless commands to slave devices, which respond with colors and timing in a synchronized way, typically to enhance the experiences of the wearers. Synchronization may include simultaneous lighting, sequential lighting, the same color or coordinated colors. A group ID in messages is defined so that a first set of fashion accessories on a first group of wearers may be controlled by one master, while a nearby second set of fashion accessories worn by a second set of wearers controlled by a second master do not conflict. Operation, including changes from a standby state to an operational state is automatic, using, for example motion detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Kim Rubin
  • Patent number: 11171315
    Abstract: As a result of miniaturization of a pixel region associated with an improvement in definition and an increase in a substrate size associated with an increase in area, defects due to precision, bending, and the like of a mask used at the time of evaporation have become issues. A partition including portions with different thicknesses over a pixel electrode (also referred to as a first electrode) in a display region and in the vicinity of a pixel electrode layer is formed, without increasing the number of steps, by using a photomask or a reticle provided with an auxiliary pattern having a light intensity reduction function made of a diffraction grating pattern or a semi-transmissive film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventors: Hideaki Kuwabara, Hideto Ohnuma
  • Patent number: 11168864
    Abstract: A laser engraving lighting structure includes: a main body, being a light-transmissible three-dimensional shell, an outer surface of the main body having a decorative pattern formed by means of laser engraving; and a base, connected to a bottom of the main body, the base configured with an electronic control unit including at least one light emitting element in electric connection with the electronic control unit, and the light emitting element irradiating toward the main body. Whereby, when the light emitting element is powered on, the light will pass through the main body to project the decorative pattern on the outer surface of the main body onto the surrounding objects or wall surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Tung-Yao Yang
  • Patent number: 11156759
    Abstract: The invention relates to various aspects of a ?-LED or a ?-LED array for augmented reality or lighting applications, in particular in the automotive field. The ?-LED is characterized by particularly small dimensions in the range of a few ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Brick, Jean-Jacques Drolet, Hubert Halbritter, Laura Kreiner, Thomas Schwarz, Tilman Ruegheimer, Frank Singer
  • Patent number: 11156869
    Abstract: A backlight structure and a display panel. The backlight structure includes a backlight source, a first optical film and a second optical film. The backlight source includes a plurality of sub-millimeter light emitting diodes disposed on the lamp panel. The first optical film includes a first surface having a plurality of first light diffusing structures and a second surface having a plurality of first supporting reflective structures. Projections of the plurality of first light diffusing structures on the light panel separates from projections of the plurality of first supporting reflective structures on the light panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Huizhou China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yongyuan Qiu
  • Patent number: 11146041
    Abstract: An insulator for a spark plug including a first portion; a second portion located on the rear side of the first portion, an outer diameter F at a front end of the second portion being smaller than an outer diameter of the first portion; a third portion located on the front side of the first portion, an outer diameter D at a rear end of the third portion being smaller than the outer diameter of the first portion and the outer diameter F at the front end of the second portion; a first slope portion connecting the first portion and the second portion; and a second slope portion connecting the first portion and the third portion. A length A of the second slope portion and a length B of the first slope portion satisfy 2.0?A/B?3.9, and 0.50?D/F?0.88 is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Shimada, Haruki Yoshida, Naoya Harata
  • Patent number: 11143367
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a down lamp, comprising a housing and a wiring terminal (1) disposed in the housing, and the housing comprises a front shell (2) and a rear cap (3), wherein the rear cap (3) has an opening (4) at the location corresponding to the wiring terminal (1) and the opening (4) is provided with a terminal cap (5) that is matched with the opening and is in detachable connection with the rear cap (3), which is convenient in wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Ningbo Ganpe Optoelectronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liu Yuan, Xiangjun Yu
  • Patent number: 11134557
    Abstract: A dimmable light-emitting device, comprises a LED light source; a base assembly configured to fit a light-bulb socket, the base assembly comprising a hollow portion; a LED control circuit for dimming the LED light source, the LED control circuit entirely housed within the hollow portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventor: Kevin Bayes
  • Patent number: 11128108
    Abstract: A spark plug for an automotive engine includes a shell housing, and an insulator within the shell housing but extending axially beyond the shell housing. A terminal, referred to herein as a cup post terminal, is fixed to the proximal end of the insulator. The cup post terminal includes an engagement surface configured to engage an ignition coil spring for energy transfer to initiate a spark. The cup post terminal includes a sidewall extending axially from the engagement surface. The sidewall cooperates with the engagement surface to define a pocket for the ignition coil spring. The sidewall can have drainage openings to allow oil or contaminants to escape the pocket and drain away from the engagement between the engagement surface and the ignition coil spring. The engagement surface can also be sloped to facilitate the drainage toward the drainage openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Jeongung Hwang, Harrison Boll, Christopher Thomas
  • Patent number: 11128109
    Abstract: A spark plug includes: a central electrode extending from a front end side to a rear end side along an axis; an insulator including a front end section formed to be a bottomed tube surrounding a tip of the central electrode; a metal shell shaped to be tubular and structured to support the insulator such that the front end section of the insulator projects to the front end side from a front end section of the metal shell; and a plurality of ground electrodes each of which includes a first end forming a discharge gap with the front end section of the insulator and includes a second end connected to the front end section of the metal shell. The plurality of ground electrodes include a pair of ground electrodes different from each other in size of their discharge gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kei Takahashi, Daisuke Kasahara
  • Patent number: 11122877
    Abstract: An illuminated handbag that includes a body with a base portion, a front panel, a back panel, and a side panel; a flexible LED panel; an annular frame base affixed to the front panel and having an interior opening; an annular frame disposed over and around the perimeter of the LED panel and coupled to the frame base to form a channel; a transparency bearing a decorative image captured in the channel between the LED panel and the frame; a microprocessor for controlling the LED panel; a power supply coupled to the microprocessor; and an on-off and dimming switch connected to the microprocessor and the LED panel. The LED panel provides backlight illumination through the transparency. The microprocessor enables automatic adjustment to the light output responsive to the lux of ambient light multiplied by a default factor and/or user-defined multipliers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventor: Evan J. Neumann
  • Patent number: 11106087
    Abstract: A plurality of LEDs (light sources) 16 that are arranged to form a column, each of which includes a electrode 20 for power supply, a plurality of first wires 21 that are connected to the electrode 20 in the plurality of LEDs 16, and a second wire 22 that is connected with each of the plurality of first wires 21 and is pulled out toward one end side in an array direction of the plurality of LEDs 16 are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hisashi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11101407
    Abstract: An object is to provide a highly reliable light emitting device which is thin and is not damaged by external local pressure. Further, another object is to manufacture a light emitting device with a high yield by preventing defects of a shape and characteristics due to external stress in a manufacture process. A light emitting element is sealed between a first structure body in which a fibrous body is impregnated with an organic resin and a second structure body in which a fibrous body is impregnated with an organic resin, whereby a highly reliable light emitting device which is thin and has intensity can be provided. Further, a light emitting device can be manufactured with a high yield by preventing defects of a shape and characteristics in a manufacture process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Oikawa, Shingo Eguchi, Mitsuo Mashiyama, Masatoshi Kataniwa, Hironobu Shoji, Masataka Nakada, Satoshi Seo
  • Patent number: 11098864
    Abstract: A luminaire head comprising: a mounting plate made of a thermally conductive material and having a first surface and a second surface; a light module provided at the first surface of the mounting plate comprising a support substrate in contact with the first surface of the mounting plate such that the support substrate and the mounting plate are thermally connected, at least one light emitting element disposed on the support substrate, a cover comprising a portion in a transparent or a translucent material, said cover extending over the support substrate and being fixed to the mounting plate such that light emitted by the at least one light emitting element is emitted through the portion in a transparent or a translucent material, a seal arranged between the cover and the first surface of the mounting plate; said seal surrounding the support substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Schreder S.A.
    Inventors: Philippe Joris, Guy Pluimers, Laurent Maghe
  • Patent number: 11092329
    Abstract: The present invention offers a new and innovative manner to integrate a flexible, programmable light source into a wearable item, particularly a garment, in a variety of different positions and placements. The flexible programmable light source assembly is designed to be attached to the garment in such a way that irrespective of whether the light source is ON or OFF, the appearance of the programmable light source assembly integrates harmoniously with the garment design. Further, when the programmable light source strip is removed, the empty area left behind is again fully integrated into the overall appearance of the wearable item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Debra Ansell
  • Patent number: 11092733
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are light guide plates comprising a glass substrate having an edge surface and a light emitting surface and a polymeric film comprising a plurality of microstructures disposed on the light emitting surface. At least one light source may be coupled to the edge surface of the glass substrate. The light guides disclosed herein may exhibit reduced light attenuation and/or color shift. Display and lighting devices comprising such light guide plates are further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Byung Yun Joo, Shenping Li, Prantik Mazumder, Wageesha Senaratne, Amber Leigh Tremper, Natesan Venkataraman
  • Patent number: 11092303
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp may include at least one head lamp having a plurality of optical modules spaced apart from each other. Each optical module may include a base substrate and a plurality of light emitting diodes disposed on the base substrate. The vehicle lamp may also include at least one processor configured to control the plurality of optical modules to form a light distribution pattern. The at least one processor may also be configured to control the plurality of light emitting diodes in each of the plurality of optical modules to form a respective part of the light distribution pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: ZKW Group GmbH
    Inventors: Jinwoo Park, Geunhyeong Kim
  • Patent number: 11085618
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a light source; a power supply configured to supply power to the light source; a heat sink configured to dissipate heat from the light source; and a light controller configured to control light from the light source. The heat sink has a configuration in which a plate is bent so as to have a first portion and a second portion that is bent at a predetermined angle with respect to the first portion, the light source is arranged on the first portion, and the second portion includes an insertion portion through which the power supply connected to the light source is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yusuke Aoki
  • Patent number: 11086072
    Abstract: A backlight module and a display apparatus are provided. The backlight module includes a film sheet, including a first opening and a second opening; and a light guide plate, including a first limit boss located within the first opening and a second limit boss located within the second opening. The second limit boss limits a position of the film sheet in a first direction; the first limit boss limits the position of the film sheet in a second direction. In the second direction, a first interval between is between a portion of the film sheet that forms the second opening and the second limit boss; and the portion of the film sheet that forms the second opening includes two first sidewalls opposite to each other in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mengjie Li, Kaiwen Wang, Haifeng Xu, Hui Dong, Aixia Sang