Patents Examined by Tung X Le
  • Patent number: 12007088
    Abstract: A composite array has two two-dimensional arrays on a substrate each having two rows of LEDs. The LEDs in each array have the same orientation as all other LEDs in that array. First electrical traces sequentially couple LEDs in the first string and the second string by beginning at opposite corners of the composite array and alternating between rows of each of the first and second arrays. A second electrical trace couples ends of the first and second strings across rows of the composite array. Third electrical traces route outside the composite array and are coupled, respectively, to a beginning of the first string for the row of the composite array containing the beginning of the first string, a beginning of the second string for the other row, the end of the first LED string for the other row, and electrodes of LEDs in the other row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: LUMILEDS LLC
    Inventor: Michael Deckers
  • Patent number: 12009190
    Abstract: A disclosed plasma processing system 10 includes: a plasma processing apparatus 100 including a processing chamber 100a for plasma processing an object 400 to be processed, and at least one component 122, 131 which is at least partially disposed in the processing chamber 100a; a storage unit 301 for storing a recipe including a set value specifying a plasma processing condition; a tolerance determination unit 302 that determines a tolerance of the set value, based on a degree of deterioration of the at least one component 122, 131; and a recipe modification unit 303 that modifies the recipe such that the set value falls within the tolerance, when the set value is outside the tolerance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Shirouzu
  • Patent number: 12009736
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of adjusting parameter for an electrical device. The method of adjusting parameter for an electrical device, the electrical device comprising a converter, the method including: calculating a performance evaluation parameter of the electrical device, when the converter using a parameter value table for running; adjusting at least one parameter value in the parameter value table of the converter according to an input parameter so as obtain the optimized performance evaluation parameter of the electrical device and use the adjusted parameter value table corresponding to the optimized performance evaluation parameter for running. Therefore, the self adapting parameter in the table will be enable to find the best performance for different input and load conditions and better performance of Harmonics will not limit the operation range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Tridonic GmbH & Co KG
    Inventors: Yaofeng Lin, Xinhai Li, Zongjie Wu
  • Patent number: 12000575
    Abstract: An automated dimming load controller automatically measures the relationship between the current draw and the dimmer setting for each light or group of lights connected to the load controller. Once measured, the relationship between the current draw and the dimmer setting can be used to enable the dimmer controller to adjust the lights between their minimum and maximum effective illumination. This automatic setting of the dimmer controller may be performed regularly to accommodate changes in performance or replacement of any of the connected lights, drivers or ballasts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: The Watt Stopper, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan P. Cartrette, Peter J. Horton
  • Patent number: 11996274
    Abstract: A controller for a plasma generation system includes a model evaluation module receives a sensed value that varies in accordance with a state of a plasma controlled by a RF power generator. The model evaluation module generates a plasma parameter that varies in accordance with the sensed value. A model integration module receives the plasma parameter, integrates the plasma parameter, and outputs an integrated model parameter. An IEDF evaluation module receives the integrated model parameter and generates an ion energy distribution function (IEDF) in accordance with the integrated model parameter. An IEDF controller module receives the IEDF and generates a signal for controlling a RF generator. A RF generator control module receives the signal and generates an RF generator control signal to control at least one of power, frequency, or phase of the RF power generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: MKS Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Linnell Martinez, David Miller, Eldridge Mount, IV, Peter Paul, Aaron Radomski
  • Patent number: 11994274
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for deployment of fixtures. The apparatus may include a system for controlling deployed fixtures. The system may receive user commands different devices in different formats. The fixtures may be independently addressable. The fixtures may be magnetically supported by a fixture support. A brace may join two or more fixture supports without reducing space available to support fixtures. The brace may join a fixture support to a fixture support accessory. An accessory may include a variable-angle junction. The fixture may include articulating joints for controlling the direction of a beam. The fixture may include a lens having an electrically controllable beam spread angle. The fixture may be stowable in the fixture support. The fixture may be slidable along a cord to adjust a height of the fixture. The fixture may include an extendable ring. The system may coordinate motions of the fixtures to follow a target. The fixture may include an elongated board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Wangs Alliance Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Vancorenland, Michael Sabolcik
  • Patent number: 11997771
    Abstract: Disclosed is a plurality of LED packages that are connected in a parallel array. A plurality of parallel arrays can also be connected in series to form a series connected parallel array. The LED packages include backup LEDs to provide reliability and continued operation of the LED packages. The LED packages present a standardized impedance in which the resistive values of a series resistor and a parallel resistor are selected to moderate the flow of current when the LEDs become either shorted or open circuited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: LEDup Manufacturing Group Limited
    Inventor: Jing Jing Yu
  • Patent number: 11990688
    Abstract: An antenna system mounted in a vehicle, according to the present invention, comprises: a radiator for transferring, through an upper opening, a signal which is applied through a lower opening; a coupling patch disposed on an upper substrate so as to be spaced apart from the upper opening by a predetermined interval so as to enable the coupling of the signal which has been transferred through the upper opening; and a first antenna connected to the coupling patch so as to make surface contact therewith, and comprising a shorting bar for connecting a ground layer of a lower substrate. The antenna system may further comprise, apart from the first antenna, a second antenna disposed in the antenna system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Changil Kim, Seungwoo Ryu
  • Patent number: 11990696
    Abstract: Aspects described herein may allow for a plug-in device including a base having a plurality of apertures extending therethrough. A first PCB has a first surface defining a first plane, and a plurality of pins connected to and extending outwardly from the first surface, with each pin being received in one of the apertures of the base. A bracket secures the first PCB to the base. A second PCB is secured to the bracket, extending outwardly from the first PCB and defining a second plane, with the second plane being at an acute angle with respect to the first plane. An antenna housing is secured to the bracket and the second PCB and includes at least a first antenna. A cover is releasably secured to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Chad W. Bohlmann, Emad S. Isaac, Nathan Link, David Tibbetts, Brad Hanson, Ryan Satterlee
  • Patent number: 11991804
    Abstract: A lighting device comprising a lighting unit comprising a plurality of lighting modules and a termination module, wherein the termination module is configured to have an electrical characteristic different from that of each lighting module, such that it draws a different amount of current in response to an applied drive voltage. The present invention suggests automatically determining a lighting module count of the lighting unit upon detection of the termination module, by measuring a change of a current passing through the lighting unit while sequentially activating the modules of the lighting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Jorge Gabriel Squillace, Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu
  • Patent number: 11990712
    Abstract: A control attachment adapted to control the application of power to a load is described. The control attachment may comprise a toggle element on the control attachment, wherein the toggle element is movable in response to a manual actuation associated with the control attachment; a first interface comprising an actuator element configured to make contact with a power adapter, wherein the actuator element is adapted to engage with a switch of the power adapter in response to the manual actuation; and an attachment element adapted to attach the control attachment to the power adapter; wherein a manual actuation of the toggle element enables controlling the power applied to the load by the power adapter. A method of implementing a control attachment is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Smart Power Partners LLC
    Inventor: John Joseph King
  • Patent number: 11984633
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a phase shifter and an antenna, and relates to the field of communication technology. The phase shifter provided by the embodiment of the present disclosure is divided into a first feeding region, a second feeding region and a phase-shift region. The phase shifter includes: a first substrate and a second substrate provided opposite to each other, a dielectric layer provided between the first substrate and the second substrate, and a first feeding structure and a second feeding structure. The first feeding structure is electrically coupled to one end of the signal line, and the second feeding structure is electrically coupled to the other end of the signal line. The first feeding structure is located in the first feeding region; and the second feeding structure is located in the second feeding region. Recesses are formed in the first base substrate and/or in the second base substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignees: Beijing BOE Technology Development Co., Ltd., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jia Fang, Feng Qu, Xiyuan Wang, Yang Zheng
  • Patent number: 11984302
    Abstract: A plasma chamber includes a chamber body having a processing region therewithin, a liner disposed on the chamber body, the liner surrounding the processing region, a substrate support disposed within the liner, a magnet assembly comprising a plurality of magnets disposed around the liner, and a magnetic-material shield disposed around the liner, the magnetic-material shield encapsulating the processing region near the substrate support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Job George Konnoth Joseph, Sathya Swaroop Ganta, Kallol Bera, Andrew Nguyen, Jay D. Pinson, II, Akshay Dhanakshirur, Kaushik Comandoor Alayavalli, Canfeng Lai, Ren-Guan Duan, Jennifer Y. Sun, Anil Kumar Kalal, Abhishek Pandey
  • Patent number: 11978942
    Abstract: A feeding structure is provided. The feeding structure includes a feeding unit, which includes: a reference electrode, first and second substrates opposite to each other, and a dielectric layer between the first and second substrates. The first substrate includes a first base plate and a first electrode thereon. The first electrode includes a first main body and a plurality of first branches connected to the first main body and spaced apart from each other. The second substrate includes a second base plate and a second electrode thereon. The second electrode includes a second main body and a plurality of second branches, which are connected to the second main body, spaced apart from each other, and in one-to-one correspondence with the plurality of first branches. Orthographic projections of each second branch and a corresponding first branch on the first base plate partially overlap each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE SENSOR TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haocheng Jia, Tienlun Ting, Ying Wang, Jie Wu, Liang Li, Cuiwei Tang, Qiangqiang Li, Chuncheng Che
  • Patent number: 11973269
    Abstract: A tera-sample-per-second waveform generator comprising: a first transmission line having a terminated end and an output end; an anti-reflection load coupled to the terminated end of the first transmission line; a plurality of current sources, wherein each current source is configured to inject current into the first transmission line; and a second transmission line configured to feed the first transmission line with a seed signal through the plurality of current sources such that the second transmission line has a different time delay between current sources than the first transmission line, wherein the seed signal triggers the current sources to inject current into the first transmission line in order to generate an output waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Paul D. Swanson
  • Patent number: 11968773
    Abstract: A charged particle emission control technique where slow extraction of a charged particle beam from a synchrotron can be stably performed even in a state where beam adjustment has not been performed or completed. A charged particle emission control device includes a first receiver configured to receive a first detection signal obtained by detecting a current value of charged particles orbiting in a synchrotron; an arithmetic processor configured to time-differentiate the first detection signal and output a beam-intensity equivalent-value; and an emission controller configured to output a control signal for emitting a charged particle beam from the synchrotron to a beam transport system in such a manner that the beam intensity-equivalent value matches a target value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: TOSHIBA ENERGY SYSTEMS & SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohei Kotaki, Munemichi Matsumoto, Takuji Furukawa, Kota Mizushima
  • Patent number: 11963280
    Abstract: An illumination light adjusting system according to the present disclosures includes a color vision characteristics storage configured to store color vision characteristics of a user, and a wavelength characteristics changing unit configured to change wavelength characteristics of illumination light based on the color vision characteristics stored in the color vision characteristics storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignees: IRIS COMMUNICATION KABUSHIKI KAISHA, NICO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masafumi Yano
  • Patent number: 11961717
    Abstract: An electrode for a plasma reactor, the electrode comprising an elongate body having an inlet end and an opposed outlet end, a reaction region extending along a portion of the elongate body, a first sealing region located between the reaction region and the inlet end of the elongate body and a second sealing region located between the reaction region and the outlet end of the elongate body, wherein the first sealing region and the second sealing region each comprise a plurality of receiving portions adapted to receive a sealing member therein, and wherein a barrier member adapted to reduce or eliminate the flow of fluid between the receiving portions provided between each of the plurality of receiving portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: OZONE 1 PTY LTD
    Inventor: John Lionel Brauer
  • Patent number: 11955324
    Abstract: A high-power pulsed surface processing system includes insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBT) to replicate desirable pulse structures with high precision, at low cost, and with high reliability within a single system. The pulsed surface processing system includes a power supply, an anode and a cathode, a dual gate driver supplying power to one or more IGBT gates, and one or more capacitor banks. Pulse formation software controls the timing and duration of electrical pulses to the electrodes. A freewheeling diode protects the system from an abrupt reduction of current in the circuit. The high-power pulsed surface processing system may be used to control versatile and complex pulse structures while with precise control of instantaneous pulse powers, pulse timing, and process control. The inclusion of dual gate drivers also offers the ability for multiple pulsers to be created and “slaved” together for a wide variety of custom processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: JEFFERSON SCIENCE ASSOCIATES, LLC
    Inventors: Hui Tian, John C. Musson, Matthew Creed Burton, Anne-Marie Valente-Feliciano, Larry Phillips
  • Patent number: 11956883
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling RF plasma attributes is disclosed. Some embodiments of the disclosure provide RF sensors within processing chambers operable at high temperatures. Some embodiments provide methods of measuring RF plasma attributes using RF sensors within a processing chamber to provide feedback control for an RF generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Zheng John Ye, Daemian Raj Benjamin Raj, Shailendra Srivastava, Nikhil Sudhindrarao Jorapur, Ndanka O. Mukuti, Dmitry A. Dzilno, Juan Carlos Rocha