Patents Examined by Tuan N. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10389084
    Abstract: An optical element package includes: an eyelet including an upper surface and a lower surface opposite to the upper surface; a heat releasing part disposed on the upper surface of the eyelet; a through hole formed through the eyelet to extend from the upper surface of the eyelet to the lower surface of the eyelet; a lead sealed by a certain member provided in the through hole and including a lead portion extending from the lower surface of the eyelet and a lead wiring portion extending from the upper surface of the eyelet; and an insulating substrate disposed between the lead wiring portion and the heat releasing part and comprising a front surface and a back surface opposite to the front surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuyuki Kimura
  • Patent number: 10385557
    Abstract: A seal for a connector is provided for connecting a bathtub tailpipe to a drain pipe. The connector has an inlet end to receive the tailpipe and an outlet end that is mountable to the drain pipe, and has a passage extending therebetween. A seal extends about the passage for slidably engaging the tailpipe in a fluid sealing manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Oakville Stamping & Bending Ltd.
    Inventors: Christopher Adam McLeod, Robert Evans
  • Patent number: 10383491
    Abstract: A sitting toilet cover plate support capable of being quickly released and assembled comprising a cover plate support, a rotating shaft, a first hinge, a second hinge, a support cover, a screw rod, a lining ring and an opening nut; an isosceles trapezoid hole is formed in the cover plate support, and a guide groove limiting hole is formed in the top edge of the isosceles trapezoid hole; the rotating shaft is provided with ribs capable of limiting the cover plate support, and an annular groove capable of limiting the hinge is formed in the guide groove limiting hole; the first hinge and the second hinge are respectively arranged on the two sides of the guide groove limiting hole; the first hinge and the second hinge are both 6-shaped hinges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Zhejiang Hengyuan Sanitary Ware Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiao Feng Xu
  • Patent number: 10383485
    Abstract: An example system includes a manipulation device configured to be mounted to a sanitation apparatus for storing or disposing human waste. The manipulation device includes a first arm mechanism, a second arm mechanism, a first articulating joint mechanically coupling the first arm mechanism to the second arm mechanism, a grasping mechanism, and a second articulating joint mechanically coupling the second arm mechanism to the grasping mechanism. The system also includes a control module communicatively coupled to the manipulation device and configured to control the manipulation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Attaoulaye Diallo
  • Patent number: 10383490
    Abstract: A toilet seat device includes: a toilet seat; an opening/closing device configured to open and close the toilet seat; a detection sensor configured to detect seating of a user on the toilet seat; and a controller configured to control the opening/closing device such that, when the toilet seat is in a closed state, the opening/closing device opens the toilet seat based on determination that the detection sensor is brought into a non-detection state before a predetermined seating determination time for determining the seating of the user on the toilet seat elapses after the detection sensor is brought into a detection state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinji Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 10378194
    Abstract: A toilet dispenser and light is disclosed. Upon detection and activation from sensors, a light may be used to illuminate a toilet bowl, and a treatment substance may be dispensed into the toilet bowl. The dispenser correspondingly configures to operate with the rim of a toilet bowl. Portions of the dispenser may be replaceable, such as a power source and a propellant container used to house a treatment substance. A system of multiple dispensers operable, respectively, to treat multiple toilets is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Homemation LLC
    Inventors: Taylor Brett Wood, Daken Marcus Tanner, Jeremy Todd Stevenson, Jacob Lynn Larsen
  • Patent number: 10378193
    Abstract: A clamping device for mounting a sink to a counter includes a clamp having a clamp body and a binding spring of a flat-profile, bending type (“bending spring”), a binding lip for insertion through a first slot in the bottom surface of the countertop adjacent to the sink, the clamp and binding lip connected to the clamp body and extending away therefrom at least partially over an edge of the sink, and a clamp screw for insertion through a first opening in the clamp body and against a flange of the sink. The clamp screw may be covered by a screw cap, and a solid portion of the binding spring may be disposed between the clamp screw and the sink flange, or an opening in the binding spring may permit the clamp screw to press directly against the sink flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Z KEEPERS, LLC
    Inventor: David C Smith
  • Patent number: 10378664
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bidet valve device, which sprays nozzle-washing water so as to automatically wash a nozzle before performing anal cleansing or feminine cleansing, when a lever is operated for anal cleansing or feminine cleansing, and automatically washes the nozzle even after anal cleansing or feminine cleansing so as to hygienically manage the nozzle and provide cleanliness to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Gwang Min Choi
  • Patent number: 10369378
    Abstract: Various systems and methods are implemented for controlling stimulus of a cell. One such method is implemented for optical stimulation of a cell expressing an NpHR ion pump. The method includes the step of providing a sequence of stimuli to the cell. Each stimulus increases the probability of depolarization events occurring in the cell. Light is provided to the cell to activate the expressed NpHR ion pump, thereby decreasing the probability of depolarization events occurring in the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Karl Deisseroth, Feng Zhang, Edward Boyden
  • Patent number: 10374392
    Abstract: Optical devices having a structured active region configured for selected wavelengths of light emissions are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Soraa Laser Diode, Inc.
    Inventor: James W. Raring
  • Patent number: 10374391
    Abstract: A non-planarized VCSEL can include: a blocking region over or under an active region, the blocking region having a first thickness; one or more conductive channel cores in the blocking region, the one or more conductive channel cores having a second thickness that is larger than the first thickness, wherein the blocking region is defined by having an implant and the one or more conductive channel cores are devoid of the implant, wherein the blocking region is lateral the one or more conductive channel cores, the blocking region and one or more conductive channel cores being an isolation region; and a non-planarized semiconductor region of one or more non-planarized semiconductor layers over the isolation region. The VCSEL can include a planarized bottom mirror region below the active region and a non-planarized top mirror region above the isolation region, or a non-planarized bottom mirror region below the active region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: FINISAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Luke A. Graham, Sonia Quadery, Deepa Gazula, Haiquan Yang
  • Patent number: 10370837
    Abstract: A toilet dispenser and light is disclosed. Upon detection and activation from sensors, a light may be used to illuminate a toilet bowl, and a treatment substance may be dispensed into the toilet bowl. The dispenser correspondingly configures to hang from the rim of a toilet bowl. Portions of the dispenser may be replaceable, such as a power source and a propellant container used to house a treatment substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Homemation LLC
    Inventors: Taylor Brett Wood, Daken Marcus Tanner, Jeremy Todd Stevenson, Jacob Lynn Larsen
  • Patent number: 10367329
    Abstract: Direct diode-pumped Ti:sapphire laser amplifiers use fiber-coupled laser diodes as pump beam sources. The pump beam may be polarized or non-polarized. Light at wavelengths below 527 nm may be used in cryogenic configurations. Multiple diode outputs may be polarization or spectrally combined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: KM Labs Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew S. Kirchner, Sterling Backus
  • Patent number: 10364561
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drain valve for a sanitary flushing cistern, in particular a flush-mounted flushing cistern, including a valve housing and a valve body guided in the valve housing and configured as an overflow pipe having a seal assigned to a valve seat, wherein the valve body is provided with at least one pull tab for lifting the valve body, and one buoyant body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Viega Technology GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Arens, Frank Fulgoni, Patrick Dietermann
  • Patent number: 10364558
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bottle trap having a main body having an open end coupled to a tailpiece pipe and a tapered closed end having at least one face inclined at a first angle with respect to axis of the main body. The bottle trap also includes a cylindrical trap element received on the open end and extending axially into the main body up to at least half the length of the main body. An outlet orifice is configured on peripheral surface of the main body perpendicularly thereto. The outlet orifice is adapted to be coupled to a horizontal drain pipe. Also, a thread-less coupling is configured at the open end and outlet orifice, respectively, for connecting the tailpiece pipe and the drain pipe, respectively, thereto for ensuring a leak-proof coupling. Moreover, at least one sealable drain orifice is configured at the at least one inclined face of the tapered closed end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Kumar Gupta Swadesh
  • Patent number: 10358809
    Abstract: A macerator toilet assembly (10) is provided with a multi-material toilet (10) having a base (14) formed of a first material, a bowl (16) formed of a second material, said multi material toilet (10) being connectable to one of a waste tank directly below or to a remote waste tank indirectly; a macerator pump (34) disposed on said toilet (10), downstream of a howl outlet end; and, a trap assembly (40) disposed downstream of the macerator pump (34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Dometic Sweden AB
    Inventors: Nathan Snyder, Jeffry McVay, Jacqulin Leedy
  • Patent number: 10358806
    Abstract: A toilet with voice command unit includes a base, a piping unit and a control unit. The base includes a first space and a second space. The piping unit is located in the first space and includes an inlet pipe, at least one outlet pipe and at least one electro-magnetic valve. When the at least one electro-magnetic valve is activated, the at least one outlet pipe is opened to flush the toilet. The control unit includes a voice command processing unit which receives at least one voice command from the user, and verifies the at least one voice command, and generates at least one voice command signal to activate the at least one electro-magnetic valve so that the at least one outlet pipe is opened to flush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventors: Yi-Wen Tang, Jui-Chi Tang
  • Patent number: 10361531
    Abstract: The invention describes a light emitting semiconductor device (100) comprising a substrate (120), a light emitting layer structure (155) and an AlGaAs getter layer (190) for reducing an impurity in the light emitting layer structure (155), the light emitting layer structure (155) comprising an active layer (140) and layers of varying Aluminum content, wherein the growth conditions of the layers of the light emitting layer structure (155) comprising Aluminum are different in comparison to the growth conditions of the AlGaAs getter layer (190). The AlGaAs getter layer (190) enables a reduction of the concentration of impurities like Sulfur etc. in the gas phase of a deposition equipment or growth reactor. The reduction of such impurities reduces the probability of incorporation of the impurities in the light emitting layer structure (155) which may affect the lifetime of the light emitting semiconductor device (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: PHILIPS PHOTONICS GMBH
    Inventors: Ulrich Weichmann, Andreas Peter Engelhardt, Johanna Sophie Kolb, Marcel Franz Christian Schemmann, Holger Moench
  • Patent number: 10361250
    Abstract: An array of dielectric resonators is formed on a substrate. Each resonator includes an active medium having an optical transition that is operative in a process of photodetection or photoemission. The active media each include a quantum well multilayer. The dielectric resonators in the array are each dimensioned to provide a resonance that lies substantially at the frequency of the optical transition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Sheng Liu, Igal Brener, Michael B. Sinclair
  • Patent number: 10355445
    Abstract: A redundant optical radiant energy source, especially for metrology applications, including a redundant optical device for creating optical radiation including at least two semiconductor lasers, which are provided on a thermally conducting laser support, at least one thermal sensor configured to detect the temperature of the laser support or at least one of the semiconductor lasers, respectively; and a heating/cooling device thermally connected to or integrally provided with the laser support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ADVA Optical Networking SE
    Inventor: Patrick Berthoud