Patents Examined by Vip Patel
  • Patent number: 10464477
    Abstract: A vehicle display device includes: a housing unit having an opening facing an eye point side of a vehicle; a decorative member disposed inside the housing unit; a display device configured to display an image inside the housing unit, a drive device configured to move the decorative member in a width direction of the housing unit; and an illumination device operated depending on a movement of the decorative member to irradiate the decorative member with light. The illumination device may have a plurality of light sources arranged along the width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Tomohiro Maeda, Tomohiro Sugiyama, Daisuke Nagashima, Yuusuke Aono
  • Patent number: 10469809
    Abstract: A light source module includes a light source having an optical axis, a fan for providing a cooling airflow and a deflector disposed between the light source and the fan and directing a flowing direction of the cooling airflow. The deflector includes a first air duct connected between a first side of the light source and an air outlet of the fan, a second air duct connected between a second side of the light source and the air outlet of the fan, and a first airflow control assembly controlling the first air duct in a communicating state or a non-communicating state and having a first control shaft and a first airflow passing portion rotating about the first control shaft. The first control shaft is inclined to the optical axis so that a first angle is formed therebetween. The first angle is between 0 and 90 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Wen-Hao Chu, Wei-Min Chien, Yi-Han Lai, Jih-Ching Chang, Te-Tang Chen, Sheng-Yan Wang
  • Patent number: 10453669
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electrodeless lamp may be provided. The lamp may include an outer tube and an inner tube. The inner tube may be sealed to the outer tube to define a sealed space in which a gas may be contained. The gas may be configured to emit electromagnetic radiation when an electromagnetic field is applied thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventors: Walter B. Ellis, Jeffrey David Behary
  • Patent number: 10451265
    Abstract: A book including a bracket for maintaining a light source at a predetermined position such that, in use, the light source, or mobile phone, illuminates at least one pop-up slide included in the book and casts its shadow, and/or projects an image after the light passes through it, onto an adjacent surface, or wall, for viewing thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Alderton
  • Patent number: 10452098
    Abstract: Provided is a foldable display apparatus, whereby an arrangement line connecting plurality of spacers via a virtual straight line is not arranged in parallel to a folding axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mi Jang, Minjung Lee, Haseok Jeon
  • Patent number: 10449892
    Abstract: Signal light with several light sources, e.g. LEDs (1), in an X- or cross-shaped arrangement on an X- or cross-shaped support (2) with a transparent or translucent cover (3) on one side, the front side, whereby the support (2) including the cover (3) is arranged in a suitable x- or cross-shaped housing (4) which is open on one side, the front side, and consists of a soft-elastic natural or synthetic rubber material, e.g. a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE,TPV).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Kurt Stelzl
  • Patent number: 10447014
    Abstract: A spark plug comprising: a first electrode including a tip containing 1r as a main material, and a base member to which the tip is joined; and a second electrode opposed to the tip with a spark gap therebetween. The number of crystal grains appearing in a range of 0.25 mm2 on an arbitrary cross-section of the tip in a first direction connecting the tip and the second electrode within the spark gap, is not less than 20. When a length of each of the crystal grains in the first direction is denoted by Y, and a length of each of the crystal grains in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction is denoted by X, 5 ?m?X?100 ?m and Y/X?1.5 are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaaki Kikai, Daisuke Sumoyama, Takuto Nakada
  • Patent number: 10436405
    Abstract: A lighting module includes at least one light-emitting assembly and one lens for shaping the emitted light rays, the lens having an entrance face for the light rays and an exit face. The lens is a flat lens, the lens and the emitting assembly being configured so that the exit face includes a first section and a second section that differ in the amount of light rays exiting from the lens via one or other of these sections in order that the first section forms an optical section and in order that the second section forms a lighting neutral section. The second section extends from the first section in order to have a largest dimension that is larger than the thickness of the flat lens, the exit face of the lens including features over the entirety of its area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Christophe Dubosc, Samira Mbata, Nicolas Lefaudeux, Thibaud Barillot
  • Patent number: 10429571
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a backlight module. The backlight module includes a back plate, a circuit layer, a light source and a plurality of connecting leads. The back plate has a first surface and a second surface which are opposite to each other, wherein the back plate is provided with a plurality of through holes penetrating the first surface and the second surface. The circuit layer is disposed on the first surface to form a driving circuit for a light source. The light source is disposed on a surface of the circuit layer away from the back plate and formed integrally with the back plate. The plurality of connecting leads pass through the plurality of through holes one-to-one for connecting the circuit layer and a main circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Desheng Xiang, Yanming Wang, Jiaqiang Wang, Dawei Wang, Rui Liu, Sa Li, Xi Chen, Yajun Guo, Yafeng Wang, Jianwu Wu
  • Patent number: 10431960
    Abstract: A spark plug for an internal combustion engine includes a cylindrical housing, a cylindrical insulator, a center electrode, and a ground electrode. The ground electrode includes an upright part and an inclined part. The upright part is a portion vertically provided on a tip end part of the housing to a tip end side. The inclined part is a portion that is bent from the tip of the upright part toward the center electrode side, and is extended toward an oblique tip end side. The inclined part has a ground end face, an opposed face, and a corner curved face. The corner curved face is a face that smoothly connects the ground end face and the opposed face. The corner curved face has a curved shape. The curvature radius R of the corner curved face satisfies 0.3 mm?R?0.7 mm. The inclination angle ? of the inclined part with respect to a plug axial direction (Z) satisfies 30°???60°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Ryuichi Ohno, Ryohei Akiyoshi
  • Patent number: 10428817
    Abstract: A cooling arrangement (1) for cooling of an apparatus (10) which in use may generate heat is disclosed. The cooling arrangement (1) comprises a first member (2), which comprises a first base (4) and a first spiral wrap (5) extending from the first base (4), and a second member (3), which comprises a second base (6) and a second spiral wrap (7) extending from the second base (6). The first spiral wrap (5) and the second spiral wrap (7) are interleaved. The first member (2) is configured to at least thermally couple the apparatus (10) thereto. At least one of the first member (2) and the second member (3) can be moved so as to result in an orbiting motion of one of the first spiral wrap (5) and the second spiral wrap (7) relatively to the other one of the first spiral wrap (5) and the second spiral wrap (7) such that a volume of fluid in at least one space between the first spiral wrap (5) and the second spiral wrap (7) progressively moves during the orbiting motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Simon Eme Kadijk
  • Patent number: 10415806
    Abstract: A hemispherical adjusting structure includes a housing, an adjusting unit, a light source module and a driving device. The housing has a through hole. The light source module is mounted in the adjusting unit. The driving device drives the adjusting unit to move along a spherical direction of the housing. The adjusting unit includes an inner movable member and an outer movable member. The inner movable member is located inside of the housing and includes a receiving portion and an abutment. The outer movable member is located outside of the housing and includes a mounting stud and an extension. The mounting stud extends through the through hole and is inserted into the receiving portion. Thus, the adjusting unit is moved along the spherical direction of the housing so as to adjust the irradiating angles of the lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Dong Guan Jia Sheng Lighting Technology Co., Ltd. China
    Inventor: Kevin Hsu
  • Patent number: 10416487
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an illumination device includes a light guide, a light source device and an optical sheet. The light guide has an emission surface and side surfaces which intersect the emission surface, and at least one side surface is located inside a display area. The light source device emits light to the light guide. The optical sheet is provided on the emission surface and is opposed to the display area. The optical sheet has an edge portion which covers an area between the one side surface and an edge of the display area, and a transmittance adjustment area which is provided in the edge portion and reduces a transmittance of the edge portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Taketoshi Masamoto, Kosuke Matsubara
  • Patent number: 10403835
    Abstract: In a display device including a flexible display panel, the risk of disconnection of a wiring due to bending is reduced. A display panel includes a display function layer including display elements and a wiring on one major surface of a base material having flexibility. The display panel includes, on the one major surface of the base material, an organic-film-covered wiring area where the surface of the wiring is covered with an organic planarization film that is an organic insulating film in direct contact with the wiring. The display panel includes, in the plane thereof, a display area where the display elements are arranged and a component mounting area that is a peripheral area located outside the display area. As the organic-film-covered wiring area, a curved area is provided in the peripheral area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Masumi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10400997
    Abstract: An illumination device including a light source; a light scanner for changing a light path of light-source light; a light diffusion device having element diffusion devices; and a light-path adjustment device disposed on a light path of the light-source light, the light-path adjustment device having element adjustment devices corresponding to respective element diffusion devices, adjusting a light path of the light-source light. An incident position of the light-source light on the light-path adjustment device varies depending on a light path determined by the light scanner. An incident angle of the light-source light on each element diffusion device varies depending on an incident position on the element adjustment device corresponding to the element diffusion device. An emergent angle from each element diffusion device varies depending on the incident angle on the element diffusion device. Each element diffusion device illuminates an element illumination area corresponding to the element diffusion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makio Kurashige, Shumpei Nishio
  • Patent number: 10400958
    Abstract: A light-emitting device package includes a metalized substrate, a light-emitting diode (LED) die, and a single primary optic. The metalized substrate includes a top surface, pads on the top surface, and traces extending from the pads. The LED die is mounted on the pads of the metalized substrate. The LED die includes individually addressable segments. Each segment includes one or more junctions. The primary optic is located over the LED die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: LUMILEDS LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth John Vampola
  • Patent number: 10403771
    Abstract: A sintered compact includes a wavelength conversion region containing a phosphor material that performs wavelength conversion of primary light and emits secondary light, and a holding region provided to be in contact with the wavelength conversion region. The wavelength conversion region and the holding region are integrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Akihiro Nomura, Hidemichi Sone, Yuzo Maeno, Yukihiro Onoda
  • Patent number: 10398005
    Abstract: A device includes a light adjustment apparatus having at least one material having a dielectric permittivity, the at least one material to affect the flow of light, wherein the light adjustment apparatus includes a tunable material to enable adjustment of the dielectric permittivity of the at least one material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Vladan Jankovic, Jennifer Dionne, Brian Keith Baum, Hadiseh Alaeian, Mark Lawrence
  • Patent number: 10386572
    Abstract: A backlight unit may be used to produce backlight illumination for a display. The backlight unit may have a row of light-emitting diodes that are mounted on a flexible printed circuit and that emit light into a light guide layer. The backlight unit may include a chassis that extends around the periphery of the light guide layer. The chassis may have a first portion that is mounted on the flexible printed circuit adjacent to the light-emitting diodes and a second portion that extends over the light-emitting diodes. A heat spreading layer may be attached to a reflector layer and the flexible printed circuit. The heat spreading layer may have a width that is less than the width of the reflector layer. Adhesive patches may attach the light guide layer to the flexible printed circuit. A patterned adhesive layer may be formed over the light-emitting diodes and the light guide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ka Kuen Wan, Agnes Lee, Alex D. Schlaupitz, David S. Hum, Ming Xu, Shawn P. Hurley
  • Patent number: 10386052
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a phosphor that emits non-coherent, visible light when excited, a laser diode that emits a laser beam to excite the phosphor, and a driver that outputs electrical DC power at or above the voltage level necessary to drive the laser diode. The current output from the driver to the laser diode is modulated with a code, preferably a random generated code. A visible light sensor detects light emitted from the phosphor and provides a feedback signal, which contains the code under normal operation. If the proper code is not detected in the feedback signal, power output to the laser diode is immediately ceased or reduced to a level safe for the human eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TRIDONIC GMBH & CO KG
    Inventor: Karl Jonsson