Patents Examined by Tracie Y Green
  • Patent number: 10153622
    Abstract: A spark plug has an insulator, a rod-shaped electrode member disposed in an axial hole of the insulator, and a cylindrical magnetic member disposed on an outer circumference of the electrode member within the axial hole. The insulator includes a large inner diameter region, a middle inner diameter region located frontward of the large inner diameter region and having an inner diameter smaller than that of the large inner diameter region, and a small inner diameter region located frontward of the middle inner diameter region and having an inner diameter smaller than that of the middle inner diameter region. The electrode member is retained on a step portion of the insulator between the middle inner diameter region and the small inner diameter region. The magnetic member is positioned in the axial hole at a location within the large inner diameter region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hironori Uegaki, Shoma Tsumagari, Kazuhiro Kurosawa, Katsuya Takaoka, Kuniharu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10151956
    Abstract: A display device including a substrate and an electrode positioned over the substrate. The electrode includes a first conductive layer, a second conductive layer disposed on the first conductive layer, and a third conductive layer disposed on the second conductive layer. The second conductive layer includes Ag and an alloy element, and the alloy element has a smaller atomic radius than Ag. A thickness of the second conductive layer is in a range of 20 ? to 60 ?. The second conductive layer has a transmittance of 85% or more in the range of 20 A to 60 A. The content of the alloy element of the second conductive layer is in a range of 2 wt % to 35 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyuneok Shin, Dongmin Lee, Chanwoo Yang, Juhyun Lee, Changoh Jeong
  • Patent number: 10153623
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to ion generator device supports. An ion generator device support is configured to retain an ion generator device, the ion generator device having a first portion containing exposed electrodes and a second portion, the support includes a first wall, a second wall extending orthogonally from the first wall and a third wall extending orthogonally from the first wall opposed to the second wall, wherein the third wall extends a smaller distance from the first wall than the second wall, wherein the third wall comprises an orthogonal extension section that extends from the edge of the third wall towards the second wall and is substantially parallel to the first wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: PLASMA AIR INTERNATIONAL, INC
    Inventor: Lawrence T. Sunshine
  • Patent number: 10144339
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp device and a light cut-off structure thereof are disclosed. The light cut-off structure includes a front cut-off edge, a rear cut-off edge, and a top surface. The front cut-off edge corresponds in position to the rear cut-off edge and the top surface is connected between the front and rear cut-off edges. A portion of the top surface is inclined along an inclination direction from the front cut-off edge toward the rear cut-off edge. The portion has a predetermined inclination angle relative to a horizontal plane or a lens optical axis. The predetermined inclination angle is greater than 0 degrees and less than 30 degrees. A lighting pattern with a cut-off line is formed when at least one emitted light is selectively shielded by the front cut-off edge. Therefore, the light concentration ratio can be significantly raised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CHIAN YIH OPTOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Cheng Wang
  • Patent number: 10144343
    Abstract: A car door grommet plug has a holder, a light-emitting unit located in the holder, a top cap mounted on the top of the holder and restraining the light-emitting unit and a shell located in the holder. The light-emitting unit is electrically connected to a power supply. When the opening of car door is sensed, the light-emitting unit emits light outwards, providing a caution signal for vehicles or pedestrians coming from behind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: KENG LIEN INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kuo-Hsing Lin
  • Patent number: 10139668
    Abstract: A curved surface ADS display panel and a manufacturing method thereof are disclosed. The curved surface ADS display panel includes a first substrate; a second substrate facing the first substrate, wherein the second substrate has a first surface far away from the first substrate; a liquid crystal layer sandwiched between the first substrate and the second substrate; and a glass light guide plate completely adhered on the first surface of the second substrate. Also, the glass light guide plate has a thickness of D1, and the first substrate, the liquid crystal layer, and the second substrate have a total thickness of D2, wherein |D1?31 D2|/D1?30%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xinxing Wang, Jikai Yao, Jaegeon You
  • Patent number: 10135031
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing working substrates for the deposition of various photonic and electronic devices, in particular for organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) used for lighting and displays, where these substrates incorporate structural elements that improve the performance of these devices. These elements include nanoscale and microscale relief (3D) patterns on one or both sides of the substrate that are beneficial in controlling light and electrical properties of these devices by, for example, improving light output efficiency and uniformity. The present disclosure describes batch and roll-to-roll (R2R) techniques that allow these performance enhancing substrates to be efficiently formed, and at a much lower cost than can be achieved using prior art. Although one particular application relates to OLED lighting, such substrates can be used to enhance the performance of other devices, including flexible displays, touch screens, energy harvesting cells, sensors, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: MicroContinuum, Inc.
    Inventor: W. Dennis Slafer
  • Patent number: 10134820
    Abstract: Provided is an organic light-emitting display device which enables a fast and secure repair process without changing optical characteristics. The organic light-emitting display device includes a lower electrode, an organic emitting layer, an upper electrode and an optical compensation layer which are sequentially stacked. The upper electrode is thinner than the lower electrode. An opening is formed by particles in the organic emitting layer and the upper electrode. The opening caused by the particles is extended between the lower electrode and the organic emitting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Mi Kim, Woo-Sup Shin, Sie-Hyug Choi
  • Patent number: 10126586
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display is provided. A liquid crystal display comprising a first substrate which comprises a display area and a non-display area, a second substrate which faces the first substrate, a sealing member which is disposed in the non-display area between the first substrate and the second substrate, wherein the first substrate comprises a light-shielding pattern, a column spacer which is protruded from the light-shielding pattern toward the second substrate to maintain an interval between the first substrate and the second substrate, an opening which is disposed in the light-shielding pattern, and overlapping the sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Hee Yu, Byung Chul Kim, Won Gap Yoon, Jae Hong Park, Young Joo Jeon, Kyung Seon Tak
  • Patent number: 10126831
    Abstract: A light emitting diode chip used in devices includes: a substrate including protrusions disposed on an upper surface; a light emitting structure disposed on the substrate and including at least one hole through a second conductive type semiconductor layer and an active layer and partially exposing a first conductive type semiconductor layer; a contact electrode including an optically transparent conductive oxide; a light reflective insulation layer including a distributed Bragg reflector; a first pad electrode electrically connected to the first conductive type semiconductor layer; and a second pad electrode electrically connected to the contact electrode, wherein a portion of an upper surface of the substrate is exposed around the light emitting structure, the light reflective insulation layer adjoins the exposed portion of the upper surface of the substrate around the light emitting structure, and an upper edge of the substrate is spaced from the light reflective insulation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ye Seul Kim, Kyoung Wan Kim, Sang Won Woo, Ji Hye Kim
  • Patent number: 10124406
    Abstract: A production apparatus for fine particles includes a vacuum chamber, a material supply device, a plurality of electrodes arranged and a collection device connecting to the other end of the vacuum chamber and collecting fine particles, which generates plasma and produces fine particles from the material particles, in which a first electrode arrangement region on the material supply port's side and a second electrode arrangement region apart from the first electrode arrangement region to the collection device's side which respectively cross a direction in which the material flows between the vicinity of the material supply port and the collection device are provided in the intermediate part of the vacuum chamber, and both the first electrode arrangement region and the second electrode arrangement region are provided with a plurality of electrodes respectively to form the electrodes in multi-stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisao Nagai, Takeshi Koiwasaki, Masaaki Tanabe, Takafumi Okuma
  • Patent number: 10122154
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a spark plug includes pressing a tip in a first direction from a first surface thereof toward a second surface thereof via a jig when the tip is in contact with an electrode base material; and welding the electrode base material to the tip being pressed by the jig. The jig has a recessed portion which is brought into contact with an edge of the tip, and the recessed portion has a diameter-decreasing portion having an inner dimension that gradually decreases toward a second direction opposite to the first direction. The inner dimension of a first end portion in the first direction of the diameter-decreasing portion is larger than the outer dimension of the edge, and the inner dimension of a second end portion in the second direction of the diameter-decreasing portion is equal to the outer dimension of the edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Yamamoto, Hidekazu Wakita
  • Patent number: 10120109
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a casing, a light blocking member, and a light emitting unit. The light blocking member is disposed within the casing, and is adapted to block an ambient light incident into the casing. The light emitting unit is disposed within the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ching-Tsung Ni, Tai-Jung Sung, Kuo-Hui Chang
  • Patent number: 10113697
    Abstract: The bulb for an automobile vehicle lamp includes a body having a housing making at least one compartment for housing an electronic card on which is mounted at least one light-emitting diode, and an end-piece, connected to the housing. The end-piece is laid out for defining a cap able to cooperate with a socket for a bulb of the «wedge base T10» type. The bulb includes an electric connection for the light-emitting diode to an electric circuit of the lamp. The body and electric connection are defined by independent parts coupled together and including additional fittings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: GRUPO ANTOLIN BESANCON
    Inventor: Remy Cuche
  • Patent number: 10107458
    Abstract: A light emitting diode chip includes: a first conductive type semiconductor layer disposed on a substrate; a mesa disposed on the first conductive type semiconductor layer and including an active layer and a second conductive type semiconductor layer; at least one groove disposed on a side surface of the mesa forming a concave region; an extension electrode forming ohmic contact with the first conductive type semiconductor layer in the concave region; an insulation layer covering the extension electrode, the first conductive type semiconductor layer, and the mesa, and including at least one first opening exposing the extension electrode and a second opening; a first pad electrode disposed on the insulation layer and electrically connected to the first conductive type semiconductor layer through the first opening; and a second pad electrode disposed on the insulation layer and electrically connected to the second conductive type semiconductor layer through the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ye Seul Kim, Kyoung Wan Kim, Sang Won Woo, Ji Hye Kim
  • Patent number: 10094530
    Abstract: In described examples of an illumination system, the illumination system includes: at least two illumination modules to output different color light beams to an illumination path; and illumination optics corresponding to each of the at least two illumination modules to receive the light beams and to provide illumination to a programmable spatial light modulator. The programmable spatial light modulator receives the illumination and outputs patterned light to projection optics. The projection optics receive the patterned light and output the patterned light as an output beam through a lens. A controller controls the intensity and duration of light output from the at least two illumination modules and controls the pattern of the spatial light modulator. The output beam is a color formed by combining the different color light beams. The output beam is spectrally tunable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Vikrant R. Bhakta
  • Patent number: 10098192
    Abstract: The organic EL device includes a base material as a substrate, a plurality of organic EL elements disposed on the based materials, a seal layer covering the plurality of organic EL elements to seal, color layers of at least red, green, and blue corresponding to a plurality of organic EL elements and formed on the seal layer, and a convex portion which is formed by dividing each of colored layers with different colors on the seal layer, and whose height is lower than the height of a colored layer of at least red, green, blue on the seal layer. The convex portion has a property of optical transparency, and is formed using a photosensitive resin material which is a main material of the colored layers, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuki Hanamura
  • Patent number: 10094971
    Abstract: In one aspect, optic assemblies and waveguide fixtures comprising the same are described herein. In an exemplary embodiment, an optic assembly includes an optic housing, an optical insert positioned in the optic housing, and a waveguide optic positioned in the optical insert. The waveguide optic includes a light extraction face and at least two sets of light extraction elements provided on the light extraction face. The at least two sets of light extraction elements are disposed on opposing sides of an axis of symmetry for extracting a symmetric lighting distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Hong Lim, Kurt Wilcox, Boris Karpichev, Donald Walker
  • Patent number: 10088719
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes an arrangement of pixels, wherein each of the pixels includes at least three subpixels, wherein the second subpixel is a Red subpixel, in contrast to the traditional Red-Green-Blue subpixel configuration. Further, a signal line is disposed next to each of the subpixels, but a common line is disposed next to a subpixel which is not a Red subpixel. Thus, the second subpixel, which is a Red subpixel, has on both sides thereof signal lines, but lacks a common line next thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Kajita, Tsuyoshi Uchida, Teruhisa Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10082618
    Abstract: An image display module includes a light emitting device including a nitride semiconductor light-emitting element, as a light source, having an emission peak wavelength in a wavelength range of 240 nm to 560 nm, an Mn4+-activated red fluorescent material having a maximum excitation wavelength in the wavelength range, an emission peak wavelength of 610 nm to 670 nm, and a half bandwidth of the emission spectrum of 30 nm or less, and a green fluorescent material having an emission peak wavelength in a wavelength range of 510 nm to 550 nm; and a color filter having a blue pixel wherein the difference between the maximum and the minimum value of transmittance at a wavelength range of 420 nm to 460 nm of the spectral transmittance curve is 4% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignees: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD., NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Hino, Seiji Tawaraya, Hiroto Itoi, Atsushi Yamamoto, Takeshi Morikawa