Patents Examined by Tracie Y Green
  • Patent number: 10274668
    Abstract: Provided is a light fixture comprising: a) a frame; b) a metal backing attached to the frame; and c) one or more LED strips with a plurality of light sources placed running in a horizontal direction against a side of the frame, the LED strip placed in such manner that the light source of the LED strip has a vertical orientation and faces inside of the frame. Provided is a light fixture comprising: a) a frame; b) a metal backing attached to the frame; and c) one or more LED strips with a plurality of light sources placed running in a horizontal direction against a side of the frame, the LED strip placed in such manner that the light source of the LED strip has a vertical orientation and faces inside of the frame. d) a glass sheet placed in front of the LED strip; e) a film sheet below the LED strip; f) a reflective sheet behind the glass sheet; and g) a metal sheet behind the reflective sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Hamid Rashidi Doust
  • Patent number: 10260695
    Abstract: The invention describes a light conversion module (100) comprising a transparent substrate (120), a conversion layer (110) attached to a light exit side of the substrate (120), wherein the conversion layer (110) is arranged to convert a part of laser light (10) of a first wavelength range entering the substrate (120) via a light entrance side to converted laser light (20) of a second wavelength range different from the first wavelength range, and to transmit another part of the laser light (10), such that a mixture of the transmitted laser light (15) and of a part of the converted laser light (20) leaves the conversion layer (110) in forward direction opposite to the side where the conversion layer (110) is attached to the light exit side of the substrate (120), and wherein the substrate (120) is arranged such that converted laser light (20) entering the substrate via the light exit side is inhibited to re-enter the conversion layer (110) via the light exit side by arranging a thickness of the substrate (120)
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: LUMILEDS HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Ulrich Hechtfischer, Steffen Zozgornik
  • Patent number: 10256165
    Abstract: Provided is a display apparatus capable of minimizing defect occurrences during manufacturing of the display apparatus while securing a long lifespan of the display apparatus. The display apparatus includes a substrate comprising a bent area between a first area and a second area and bent about a bending axis, display devices on the first area, a scan driving circuit unit on the second area, a first encapsulation layer configured to cover the display devices, and a second encapsulation layer apart from the first encapsulation layer and configured to cover the scan driving circuit unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yunmo Chung, Ilhun Seo, Hojin Yoon, Daewoo Lee, Minseong Yi, Miyeon Cho
  • Patent number: 10247375
    Abstract: An electric fireplace having a simulated dynamic wall includes a housing and a simulated charcoal. The housing has a combustion room therein. The simulated charcoal is placed inside the combustion room and located at a bottom of the combustion room. An inner wall of the housing is provided with simulated wall tiles. A top of the combustion room is provided with a ceiling lamp. A connecting wire of the ceiling lamp is connected to a main control board. The main control board is provided with a low-voltage DC stabilized power supply circuit, a main control unit, a light-emitting load, and a light signal feedback comparator capable of forming a signal feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: DONG GUAN SONG WEI ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weilin Lu
  • Patent number: 10247948
    Abstract: The display device includes the first light-emitting element, a second light-emitting element, a first color filter through which light from the first light-emitting element passes, and a second color filter through which the light from the second light-emitting element passes. The relative positional relationship between the center of the first light-emitting element and the center of the first color filter is different from the relative positional relationship between the center of the second light-emitting element and the center of the second color filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Koshihara, Hitoshi Ota
  • Patent number: 10240734
    Abstract: An outdoor lamp capable of changing colors includes a support member, a lamp holder disposed on the support member, and an LED light module disposed in the lamp holder. The LED light module includes at least one PCBA (printed circuit board assembly) arrayed with a plurality of LED groups. Each of the LED groups is composed of at least one white/warm white LED and at least one RGB LED adjacent to each other. Each of the white/warm white LED and the RGB LED can emit light simultaneously or individually. When the RGB LED emits light to change colors, the luminous flux of the entire LED light module can be improved by the aid of the white/warm white LED, and a color gradient effect is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: METROMAX AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Christina Hwang
  • Patent number: 10240771
    Abstract: A novel LED lamp comprising: a lamp body; an LED mounted to the lamp body; an outer (exit) window; and a hinged clamp for releasably mounting the outer (exit) window to the lamp body such that light emitted from the LED passes through the outer (exit) window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ProPhotonix Limited
    Inventors: Karol Murphy, Peter Panek
  • Patent number: 10234123
    Abstract: An LED tube apparatus has a tube body with two opposite ends fixed to a first cap and a second cap. An LED module is placed in the tube body. The LED module has a driver circuit containing an electronic ballast that generates high frequency electric current. The first cap has two first metal pins to be inserted in a first socket end of a light tube bracket. The first metal pin clutches an end of a leading wire. The leading wire has a protective portion breaking off when the first metal pin is applied with a predetermined range of heat generated by the high frequency electric current when the LED tube apparatus is not operated properly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Qiyuan Wang, Yongjun Bao, Wengui Wu, Qi Liu
  • Patent number: 10228583
    Abstract: A display panel including a first base substrate including a display area and a peripheral area adjacent to the display area, a signal line disposed on the first base substrate and disposed in the display area, a thin film transistor disposed on the first base substrate and disposed in the display area, a verification code part including a metal layer, the metal layer disposed on the first base substrate and disposed in the peripheral area; a second base substrate facing the first base substrate, and a light blocking layer overlapped with the peripheral area in a plan view, in which the metal layer includes a code portion having an identification mark, and a peripheral portion adjacent to the code portion, and the light blocking layer overlaps at least the peripheral portion of the metal layer in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Minwook Park
  • Patent number: 10230066
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display device and a method of manufacturing the same are provided in which a separate photomask process is not added, a pile-up phenomenon of an organic layer is prevented, and a device characteristic is improved. The organic light emitting display device includes a plurality of banks in a boundary portion of a pixel area on a base substrate, an anode electrode in a pixel area on the base substrate, an organic layer on the anode electrode, and a cathode electrode on the organic layer and the plurality of banks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: SeungHan Paek, YoungMu Oh, Jeongwon Lee, Heonll Song, Jonghoon Yeo, Jihoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10222013
    Abstract: A luminaire for installing in a grid ceiling includes at least one catch which is arranged in such a way on the luminaire and designed such that the at least one catch snaps into place automatically behind a portion of an element of the grid ceiling and thus engages behind the portion of the element of the grid ceiling in order to hold the luminaire on the grid ceiling. In addition, an assembly for a grid ceiling includes at least one ceiling profile element and at least one such luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: H4X e.U.
    Inventor: Andreas Hierzer
  • Patent number: 10219562
    Abstract: An illuminated garment is provided including at least three panels including a flexible fabric back panel, a flexible fabric front panel, and a planar light panel. The flexible fabric back panel forms the interior of the garment to be positioned adjacent to a person's body. The flexible fabric front panel forms the exterior of the garment. The planar light panel produces light and is positioned between the back panel and front panel. Preferably, a blackout layer is positioned on the interior side of the front panel to be adjacent said light panel. The flexible fabric front panel includes one or more openings in the form of decorative designs which permit the passage of light from the planar light panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: LUMATIV INC.
    Inventor: Scott William Campbell
  • Patent number: 10222011
    Abstract: A thoroughfare lighting device includes a housing to be attached to a thoroughfare surface, and including sidewalls that taper. A plurality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) selectively illuminate individual lanes, including a first set of LEDs to emit a generally white light, and a second set of LEDs to emit colored light that is observable by an observer. A driver circuit operates the second set of LEDs to emit colored light illuminating a single lane indicating a condition of the individual lane. Optics may be carried by the housing and positioned in optical communication with at least a portion of the plurality of LEDs. A traffic sensor communicatively coupled to the driver circuit and configured to sense a traffic pattern and generate information regarding traffic on the associated thoroughfare. The driver circuit is configured to operate the plurality of LEDs responsive to the information generated by the traffic sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Andrew Oostdyk, Addy S. Widjaja, Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler, Ran Zhou, James Lynn Schellack
  • Patent number: 10222644
    Abstract: Disclosed is a liquid crystal display device that may include a first substrate; a first electrode on the first substrate, the first electrode including a plurality of first inclined planes; a nanocapsule liquid crystal layer on the first electrode, the nanocapsule liquid crystal layer including a plurality of nano-sized capsules dispersed in a buffer layer, each of the plurality of nano-sized capsules including nematic liquid crystal molecules having a negative dielectric constant anisotropy; and a second electrode on the nanocapsule liquid crystal layer, the second electrode including a plurality of second inclined planes facing the plurality of first inclined planes, wherein the nanocapsule liquid crystal layer is substantially, optically isotropic in a normal state, and is optically anisotropic when a voltage is applied to the first and second electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyeong-Jin Kim, Jung-Im Hwang, Ji-Na Jeon, Kyung-Su Ha, Min-Geun Choi
  • Patent number: 10220501
    Abstract: A pocket door repair tool for removing a pocket door track and installing a new pocket door track including an illuminated powered screwdriver having a pivotable drill bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: George P. Davidson
  • Patent number: 10219386
    Abstract: An electronic device may be provided with a display and a multi-layer printed circuit. Integrated circuits and other components may be mounted to the multi-layer printed circuit. The display and multi-layer printed circuit may share a common layer formed from a flexible substrate. The flexible substrate may have portions that are integrated into the display and portions that are integrated into the multi-layer printed circuit board. The flexible substrate may contain patterned conductive traces that are used to route signals from components in the multi-layer printed circuit to display circuitry such as a display driver integrated circuit. An array of thin-film transistors may be used to control the emission of light from the display and may be formed on portions of the flexible substrate that are integrated into the display. The display may be a flexible display that includes an array of organic light-emitting diodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul S. Drzaic, Jeremy C. Franklin, Stephen Brian Lynch, Scott A. Myers, Benjamin M. Rappoport, Fletcher R. Rothkopf, John P. Ternus
  • Patent number: 10219341
    Abstract: The present application provides a current control circuit and a method for controlling the same, a backlight assembly and a display device. The current control circuit includes a current regulator, a current detector, a voltage detector, a switching circuit, a controlled circuit and a reference voltage setting device. The current detector is electrically connected with the switching circuit, the controlled circuit and a ground for detecting a current of the controlled circuit, the voltage detector is configured to detect a voltage across at least a portion of the controlled circuit, and a first output terminal of the voltage detector is electrically connected with the reference voltage setting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHONGQING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Siqing Fu, Xinghong Liu, Shuai Chen
  • Patent number: 10216036
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an illumination device includes a light source module, and a reflector opposed to the light source module. The reflector includes a plurality of incidence openings on which light from the light source module is made incident, a plurality of emission openings opposed to the incidence openings, a plurality of reflective surfaces extending from the incidence openings to the emission openings, respectively, and reflective films formed on the reflective surfaces. The reflector includes a plurality of blocks, and the blocks are bonded to each other to form the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Masayuki Mifune
  • Patent number: 10208924
    Abstract: A multi-color spotlight has a housing having a lens on a first side, a rotational LED mechanism, a knob for actuating the rotational LED mechanism, and a power supply source within the housing operably coupled to the rotational LED mechanism, wherein the rotational LED mechanism comprises a rotatable rod having a plurality of substrates coupled around the circumference thereof, with each substrate being in a distinct geometric plane, each substrate having an LED chip in the center, and wherein only the LED chip that is positioned in the center beneath the lens is configured to receive power from the power supply source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ALLPREDATORCALLS.COM, INC.
    Inventor: Andrew Paul Jones
  • Patent number: 10208943
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the disclosure provides a light source comprising at least one solid state light emitter. The light source, in operation, emits substantially white light having a Lighting Preference Index (LPI) of at least about 105, and this emission from the light source comprises a UV-violet flux of at least about 1%. Use of the lamps, light sources, and methods of the present disclosure may afford the ability to display linens and clothing under energy-efficient LED-based illumination, and may impart an effect to (especially white) clothing, that makes them look cleaner than under illumination by prior art LED lamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Robert Allen, Dengke Cai, Mark Edward Kaminski, William Winder Beers, Thomas J. Boyle, Thomas Alexander Knapp, Karl Kristian Udris, Kevin James Vick, Thomas Clynne, Joshua Ian Rintamaki, Olivia Rae Vick