Patents Examined by Zachary J Snyder
  • Patent number: 10660457
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transparent window display apparatus, which includes a diffuser plate, in addition to a transparent display screen, a top plate, a back plate, a base and two side walls, the diffuser plate and the back plate form an angle and at least one light source is provided between the top plate and the diffuser plate. By adjusting the light source between the top plate and the diffuser plate, planar light is provided for both show of an exhibit and display of the transparent display screen simultaneously, dual purposes of window display and advertisement display can be achieved, and meanwhile, costs are saved and efficiency is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE DISPLAY LIGHTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wenbo Sun, Qiping Zhang, Dejun Li, Sheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10658099
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display module. The module includes a module support structure, a plurality of light-emitting elements coupled to the module support structure, and one or more latch assemblies configured to removeably couple the module support structure to a support chassis. Each of the one or more latch assemblies includes a first magnet movably coupled with the module support structure at a first location. The assemblies further include a second magnet movably coupled with the module support structure at a second location. The second magnet is movable relative to the module support structure between a first corresponding position and a second corresponding position. The assemblies further include a shaft connecting the first magnet and the second magnet so that the first magnet and the second magnet move together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Daktronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan Habeck
  • Patent number: 10653023
    Abstract: According to various examples, a display assembly includes a support chassis. The display assembly further includes a display module. The display module includes a front major face, a plurality of light-emitting elements mounted to the front major face, and a rear major face generally opposing the front major face. The rear major face is mounted to the support chassis. The display assembly further includes a first biasing subassembly positioned generally at or proximate to a first biasing location along the front major face, the biasing subassembly. The first biasing subassembly includes a first biasing magnet located within a first cavity in the display module. The first biasing magnet is movable within the cavity between a first position and a second position relative to the display module. The first biasing subassembly further includes a first biasing member extending generally between the front major face and the rear major face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Daktronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan Habeck
  • Patent number: 10648675
    Abstract: The household appliance of the present invention relates to a control panel by which the user can control the functions of the household appliance; at least one opening disposed on the control panel; a shaft that is disposed behind the control panel so as to extend towards the opening and that enables the related function to be realized; a knob that is disposed on the shaft and that enables the user to move the shaft; a sealing element that is disposed on the opening so as to almost completely surround the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ARCELIK ANONIM SIRKETI
    Inventor: Davut Ayhan Serabatir
  • Patent number: 10647245
    Abstract: A headlamp adjustment system comprises a headlamp that, in turn, comprises a headlamp outer lens and headlamp housing. The headlamp adjustment system further comprises a headlamp adjustment bracket, an adjustment screw, a flexible shaft, near and far shaft ends, short and long tabs, a U clamp, a bolt that fastens the straight half, the U-shape half, and, thus, the U clamp together to the long tab, and, thus, the headlamp housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Ching-Tsung Lai
  • Patent number: 10648645
    Abstract: The present invention relates to technical filed of display and discloses a reflective assembly, a backlight module and a display device which can effectively enhance the reflective effect at the edge area of the reflective assembly to improve the display brightness thereof to be in close proximity to the central area so as to achieve a uniform display. The reflective assembly comprises a first reflective plate and a second reflective plate configured along an edge of the first reflective plate, wherein the second reflective plate is inclined towards a direction facing away the first reflective plate with respective to a plane perpendicular to the edge of the first reflective plate, and wherein a reflective surface of the first reflective plate and a reflective surface of the second reflective plate are located at a same side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yongchun Lu, Yong Qiao, Hongfei Cheng, Jianbo Xian, Yongda Ma, Jian Xu
  • Patent number: 10647246
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of automatically adjusting the leveling of a pixel light headlamp for a vehicle, which may automatically adjust the leveling of a headlamp that is configured for implementing a pixel light using a DMD optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Morors Corporation
    Inventors: Jung Wook Lim, Jik Soo Shin, Keun Sig Lim, Ki Hong Lee, Byoung Suk Ahn
  • Patent number: 10634948
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lighting device that is excellent in luminance uniformity and light use efficiency and allows for a narrower frame, and a display device including the lighting device. Provided is a lighting device including: a light guide plate; a light source disposed posterior to the light guide plate; a reflection member including a reflective surface facing a light emitting surface of the light source and a light incident surface of the light guide plate, disposed lateral to the light guide plate and the light source, the lighting device further including a reflective polarizing layer on the light incident surface of the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenji Takase
  • Patent number: 10612762
    Abstract: The invention provides a wavelength conversion member which can draw heat efficiently away from a region that is prone to generating heat under irradiation of light with a high energy density and which can suppress the thermal quenching of phosphor, and provides a method for manufacturing such wavelength conversion members, and a light-emitting device having such a wavelength conversion member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yumi Sato, Yoshifumi Tsutai, Takashi Abe, Yutaka Sato
  • Patent number: 10582192
    Abstract: A display apparatus, and a light guide plate (LGP) of the display apparatus are provided. The LGP may include a first light guide segment and a second light guide segment that are alternately arranged in a first direction. The first light guide segment and the second light guide segment may be separated from each other by a light barrier. Light guided and output in the LGP may be diffused in one direction by an anisotropic diffuser. The first light guide segment may be configured to guide light from a first light source used to generate a two-dimensional (2D) image. The second light guide segment may be configured to guide light incident from a second light source used to generate a three-dimensional image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinho Lee, Dong Kyung Nam, Kyuhwan Choi, Yoonsun Choi
  • Patent number: 10563837
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lamp for a vehicle including a housing in which an open surface is formed, a first substrate on which a light source is mounted and which is disposed in the housing such that the light source faces the open surface, a second substrate electrically connected to the first substrate and perpendicularly coupled to the first substrate, a terminal part coupled to an end portion of the second substrate to be in contact with a terminal of a socket connected to an external power source, and a lens coupled to the housing to cover the open surface, and thus may provide an advantageous effect in that areas of a heat sink and the substrate are minimized while electrical connectivity is secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jung Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10563839
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a plurality of light modules that have a light source at one end, an exit aperture at the other end, and a light source cover. A first baffle forms sides of first shielding compartments that correspond to the light modules. A light shield that includes a plurality of shield apertures that correspond to the plurality of light modules. Each shield aperture fits around a corresponding light module. The light shield is mounted on a proximal end of the first baffle and the exit aperture of each light module is located in a corresponding first shielding compartment. The light shield is configured to reduce light spill from the first shielding compartments toward the proximal ends of the light modules. The luminaire also includes a plurality of output lenses that correspond to the plurality of first shielding compartments. The output lenses are coupled to a distal end of the first baffle and the edges of each lens are coated with a light absorbing coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Robe Lighting s.r.o.
    Inventors: Pavel Jurik, Josef Valchar
  • Patent number: 10566573
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display apparatus including a substrate, an organic light emitting portion comprising a plurality of organic light emitting devices formed on the substrate, and an encapsulation portion for encapsulating the organic light emitting portion. The encapsulation portion includes a porous layer formed on the organic light emitting portion, a planarization layer formed on the porous layer, and a barrier layer formed on the planarization layer. The porous layer prevents impurities from being concentrated at a part of the porous layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-Wook Kang, Dong-Won Han, Young-Seo Choi, Jin-Ho Kwack
  • Patent number: 10557594
    Abstract: Disclosed are improved photoluminescence wavelength conversion components and lamps that incorporate such components. The photoluminescence wavelength conversion component comprises a hollow cylindrical tube having a given bore of diameter and an axial length. The relative dimensions and shape of the component can affect the radial emission pattern of the component and are configured to give a required emission pattern (typically omnidirectional). The photoluminescence material can be homogeneously distributed throughout the volume of the component during manufacture of the component. An extrusion method can be used to form the improved photoluminescence wavelength conversion component. Injection molding or casting can also be used to form the component. Another possible approach is to manufacture the component is by forming a flexible sheet material to include the phosphor and/or quantum dots, and then rolling the sheet material into the desired shape and dimensions for the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Intematix Corporation
    Inventor: Yi-Qun Li
  • Patent number: 10551654
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. The display device includes a display panel, a front cover including a first side wall covering one side of the display panel and a hook provided on an outer surface of the first sidewall, and a back cover coupled to the front cover. The back cover includes a rear wall positioned behind the front cover, a second side wall bent forward from the rear wall and covering the first side wall, and a latching portion bent toward inside of the second side wall and engaged with the hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kisang Jung, Sangwook Kwak, Seongrae Cho, Changeon Jin
  • Patent number: 10544916
    Abstract: A headlamp system for a vehicle is provided that includes: a headlamp comprising a photochromic lens, a primary light source for transmitting a headlamp pattern through the lens and a secondary light source; an imaging sensor; and a controller that directs the secondary light source to darken a portion of the lens in response to an object exterior to the vehicle sensed by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Connor I. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10539734
    Abstract: A directional backlight unit is provided, including a light guide plate, a light source, and a grating that is formed on a light-emitting surface of the light guide plate. The grating is configured such that an intensity of one ray of light, of the light irradiated by the light source and diffracted and emitted by the grating, is greater than a sum of intensities of all other rays of light, of the light irradiated by the light source and diffracted and emitted by the grating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dongsik Shim, Dongouk Kim, Hyunjoon Kim, Joonyong Park, Jihyun Bae, Bongsu Shin, Sunghoon Lee, Jaeseung Chung
  • Patent number: 10539280
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a small and simply-structured light-source device. A light-source device according to the present invention includes a laser light source section, a stem on which the laser light source section is mounted, a cap with an opening, the cap being bonded to the stem in such a manner that the cap covers the laser light source section, a lens holder joined to an outer surface of the cap in such a manner that the lens holder extends over the opening, and a collimating lens supported by the lens holder, the collimating lens collimating a light ray emitted from the laser light source section and then passing through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Seiji Nakano
  • Patent number: 10539314
    Abstract: An illustrative light fixture provides an emitter housing and a driver housing in a single fixture with an airflow channel defined between the emitter and driver housings. The airflow channel minimizes thermal conduction between the emitter and driver housings, and maximizes thermal convective cooling for at least one of the emitter housing and driver housing. The emitter housing includes vertical fins extending into the airflow chamber. The left and right sides of the emitter and driver housings define top and bottom edges that are respectively coplanar with the top and bottom edges of the vertical fins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: RAB Lighting Inc.
    Inventors: Vincenzo Guercio, Jiang Hu, Wengang Gao
  • Patent number: 10533715
    Abstract: The present application relates to a surgical light for illuminating an operating area, including a housing-like light body that accommodates at least a first and a second light unit and including a first power supply line that is electrically connected to the first light unit in order to feed electric current from a first voltage source to at least one light source of the first light unit, wherein the second light unit of the light body has at least one further light source and is connected to a second power supply line, that is separate from the first power supply line, by means of which second power supply line a second voltage source can be electrically connected to the second light unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Karl Leibinger Medizintechik GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Joachim Strölin