Specified Indicator Structure Patents (Class 340/691.1)
  • Patent number: 11217566
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments of apparatus and methods that provide light emitting displays with improved wide angle color viewing. A plurality of light emitting elements is arranged in a predetermined pattern and collectively creates a viewing plane. A portion of the light emitting elements are disposed in a primary orientation while the remainder of the light emitting element are disposed in a complementary orientation. Each light emitting element in a primary orientation is adjacent to a light emitting element in the complementary orientation. The spatial light emission pattern of the primary orientation is complementary to the spatial light emission pattern of the complementary orientation. Adjacent pairs of primary-complementary oriented light emitting elements cancel a substantial amount of color variation that would otherwise be seen when one varies the gaze angle upon the viewing plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: NanoLumens Acquisition, Inc.
    Inventor: Jorge Perez-Bravo
  • Patent number: 11183652
    Abstract: Provided are a flexible electronic device including device units, a first etching preventing layer provided on the device units, a conductive line provided on the first etching preventing layer and electrically connected to the device units, a flexible substrate covering the conductive line on the first etching preventing layer and the conductive line, a trench separating the device units and exposing a portion of a bottom surface of the first etching preventing layer and a side surface of each of the device units, and a flexible protective layer conformally covering a bottom surface of each of the device units and an inside of the trench, wherein each of the device units includes a protective substrate, driving parts provided on the protective substrate, and a first encapsulation layer configured to cover the driving parts, and a manufacturing method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Doo-Hee Cho, Young-Sam Park, Byoung Gon Yu
  • Patent number: 11183459
    Abstract: A fabric-based item may include fabric layers and other layers of material. An array of electrical components may be mounted in the fabric-based item. The electrical components may be mounted to a support structure such as a flexible printed circuit. The flexible printed circuit may have a mesh shape formed from an array of openings. Serpentine flexible printed circuit segments may extend between the openings. The electrical components may be light-emitting diodes or other electrical devices. Polymer with light-scattering particles or other materials may cover the electrical components. The flexible printed circuit may be laminated between fabric layers or other layers of material in the fabric-based item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel D. Sunshine, Paul S. Drzaic, Daniel A. Podhajny, David M. Kindlon, Hoon Sik Kim, Kathryn P. Crews, Yung-Yu Hsu
  • Patent number: 11094898
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a supporting structure disposed at a side of the flexible display panel and at least including a first bendable region, and a display device. A bending axis corresponding to the first bendable region extends in a first direction. The first bendable region has a plurality of first primary bending regions and a plurality of first deformation compensation regions alternately arranged in the first direction. The first primary bending region includes a plurality of first primary strip-shaped holes arranged in an array, and the first primary strip-shaped holes extend in the first direction. The first deformation compensation region includes a plurality of groups of first hollowed-out patterns arranged in an array. Each group of first hollowed-out patterns is formed by combining a plurality of hollowed-out holes, and at least two of the plurality of hollowed-out holes are different in a shape or an extending direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fangxu Cao, Haoran Wang, Liming Dong, Yonghong Zhou, Dengyu Wang, Zhenhua Zhang, Benlian Wang, Weinan Dai, Xucong Wang
  • Patent number: 11030875
    Abstract: A safety device that is worn by a worker in a manufacturing facility is presented. The safety device includes a microprocessor, memory, an antenna and transceiver and a plurality of sensors that sense environmental conditions surrounding the worker such as light levels, noise levels, temperature, humidity, air quality and CO levels. The safety device also tracks the position of the worker and includes an accelerometer that detects trips and falls. The safety device also includes an event trigger which can be activated by the worker when a notable event or near miss occurs. The environmental information recorded by the safety device is used to both track accidents and near misses and is aggregated in a database for datamining purposes so as to predict future accidents and near misses. This information is also used to create correlations and better understand the root cause of accidents and near misses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: MAKUSAFE CORP.
    Inventor: Gabriel Glynn
  • Patent number: 10928665
    Abstract: Provided is a technique allowing a screen of a display device to be harmonized with a housing of the display device or an environment surrounding the display device, while an image is not displayed. A display device (1) includes: a display section (2) which displays an image; and a background section (3) which is provided on a front surface side of the display section (2), the background section (3) having a plurality of openings (4) through which light, emitted from the display section (2) for display of the image, passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryoh Araki, Hikaru Kuki, Tsuyoshi Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 10872510
    Abstract: An emergency guidance and advisement system is provided to automatically determine a floor map of a building and using the floor map for advising how to exit the building during an emergency, such as a fire. The system can automatically create an escape plan, based on pre-disaster and in-disaster motion detection of users within the home, and provide dynamic advisement to guide users out of the home during an emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: LGHorizon, LLC
    Inventor: Russell G. Derickson
  • Patent number: 10846584
    Abstract: A photovoltaic (PV) cell health monitoring apparatus includes a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag mounted to the PV cell and having identifying information of the PV cell, and a sensor in communication with the RFID tag for measuring health information of the PV cell. The RFID tag stores the measured health information together with time and locality information of the PV cell and responds to an interrogation signal by transmitting the stored information together with the identifying information. A dust sensor in the form of a comb-like electrode array measures electrical capacitance as an indication of an amount of dust on an exposed surface of the PV cell. An RFID tag antenna arranged as a meander-line patch antenna covered with polyethylene has a dual function as a temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Muhammad A. Hawwa, Hussain M. Al-Qahtani, M. Wasim Raad, David E. Hardt
  • Patent number: 10819684
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of receiving edge data that has been captured by one or more edge devices in an Internet of Things (IoT) network, encrypting the received edge data and storing the encrypted edge data as one or more transactions within a blockchain, determining, by a blockchain node, that an event has been captured by the received edge data based on metadata of the received edge data, and in response to determining that the event has been captured, generating a notification associated with the event being captured and outputting the generated notification for display on a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Igor Ramos, Ana Biazetti
  • Patent number: 10777630
    Abstract: A display device and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. In one aspect, the display device includes a substrate including a separation area and a plurality of pixel formed over the substrate. The separation area is formed between adjacent pixels, and a plurality of through holes are respectively defined by a plurality of surrounding inner surfaces of the separation area, and wherein each of the inner surfaces passes through the substrate. The display device also includes an encapsulation layer formed over the substrate and covering the inner surfaces of the separation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwanghoon Lee, Mugyeom Kim
  • Patent number: 10756070
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for fabricating an LED module. The method includes: constructing a chip-on-carrier including a chip retainer having a horizontal bonding plane and a plurality of LED chips in which electrode pads are bonded to the bonding plane of the chip retainer; and transferring the plurality of LED chips in a predetermined arrangement from the chip retainer to a substrate by transfer printing. The transfer printing includes: primarily section-wise exposing a transfer tape to reduce the adhesive strength of the transfer tape such that bonding areas are formed at predetermined intervals on the transfer tape; and pressurizing the transfer tape against the LED chips on the chip retainer to attach the LED chips to the corresponding bonding areas of the transfer tape and detaching the electrode pads of the LED chips from the chip retainer to pick up the chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: LUMENS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taekyung Yoo, Daewon Kim, Jinmo Kim, Jinwon Choi, Jimin Her, Younghwan Shin, Sol Han, Kyujin Lee
  • Patent number: 10755537
    Abstract: Various deterrent protocols may be defined and implemented for lights and/or speakers located at a property. For example, in response to a detected security event, e.g., detected motion on or near the property, a first action defined by a deterrent protocol may be instigated by a security system. The first action may be, for example, activating one or more light emitters in a steady state mode, e.g., a continuous on mode, or a non-steady state mode, e.g., a flashing pattern. If after a predetermined amount of time, the security event is still detected, based upon the deterrent protocol, a second action may be instigated. The second action may include changing the mode of the light emitted by the one or more light emitters. In embodiments, the first or second action may include activating a speaker to emit audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Koltyn Chiaro Palmer
  • Patent number: 10756071
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for fabricating an LED module. The method includes: constructing a chip-on-carrier including a chip retainer having a horizontal bonding plane and a plurality of LED chips in which electrode pads are bonded to the bonding plane of the chip retainer; and transferring the plurality of LED chips in a predetermined arrangement from the chip retainer to a substrate by transfer printing. The transfer printing includes: primarily section-wise exposing a transfer tape to reduce the adhesive strength of the transfer tape such that bonding areas are formed at predetermined intervals on the transfer tape; and pressurizing the transfer tape against the LED chips on the chip retainer to attach the LED chips to the corresponding bonding areas of the transfer tape and detaching the electrode pads of the LED chips from the chip retainer to pick up the chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: LUMENS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taekyung Yoo, Daewon Kim, Jinmo Kim, Jinwon Choi, Jimin Her, Younghwan Shin, Sol Han, Kyujin Lee
  • Patent number: 10741631
    Abstract: A display device and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. In one aspect, the display device includes a substrate including a separation area and a plurality of pixel formed over the substrate. The separation area is formed between adjacent pixels, and a plurality of through holes are respectively defined by a plurality of surrounding inner surfaces of the separation area, and wherein each of the inner surfaces passes through the substrate. The display device also includes an encapsulation layer formed over the substrate and covering the inner surfaces of the separation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwanghoon Lee, Mugyeom Kim
  • Patent number: 10726443
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method comprising identifying a product placement opportunity for a product in a frame of a piece of content during playback of the piece of content on a display device. The method further comprises determining a location in the frame to insert product placement content for the product based on a learned statistical model representing learned placement patterns related to the product. The method further comprises modifying the product placement content based on one or more objects present in the frame, and inserting a product placement for the product in the piece of content by inserting the modified product placement content in the frame based on the location. The modified product placement content appears to occur naturally in the piece of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Justin C. Martineau
  • Patent number: 10692960
    Abstract: Provided is a display apparatus, including a substrate; a plurality of pixels that are on the substrate and include at least one display device; a separation area that is on the substrate and between two adjacent pixels from among the plurality of pixels; and a penetrating portion that is in the separation area and penetrates the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwanghoon Lee, Mugyeom Kim
  • Patent number: 10679566
    Abstract: Provided herein may be a display device. The display device may include a substrate, a base layer, a first protrusion and a second protrusion. The substrate may include a pixel area, and a peripheral area surrounding the pixel area. The base layer may be disposed on the pixel area, and include a plurality of island patterns on which respective pixels are provided, and a plurality of bridge patterns coupling the adjacent island patterns to each other, the plurality of island patterns and the plurality of bridge patterns disposed on the first area. The first protrusion and the second protrusion may be provided on the base layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Hyeon Jeon, Byung Sun Kim, Ji Hye Kim, Hui Nam, Dong Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10546496
    Abstract: A parking facility illumination and space indicator system includes a lighting fixture configured to emit an illumination light to illuminate a parking facility and an indicator fixture coupled to the lighting fixture by a first electrical cable. The indicator fixture is configured to indicate availability of one or more parking spaces in the parking facility. The system further includes a sensor coupled to the lighting fixture by a second electrical cable. The sensor is configured to sense availability of the one or more parking spaces for parking. The lighting fixture is configured to provide power to the indicator fixture over the first electrical cable and to the sensor over the second electrical cable. The indicator fixture indicates the availability of the one or more parking spaces based on space availability information from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Lee Bohler, Kenneth Dale Walma
  • Patent number: 10522024
    Abstract: A safety device that is worn by a worker in a manufacturing facility is presented. The safety device includes a microprocessor, memory, an antenna and transceiver and a plurality of sensors that sense environmental conditions surrounding the worker such as light levels, noise levels, temperature, humidity, air quality and CO levels. The safety device also tracks the position of the worker and includes an accelerometer that detects trips and falls. The safety device also includes an event trigger which can be activated by the worker when a notable event or near miss occurs. The environmental information recorded by the safety device is used to both track accidents and near misses and is aggregated in a database for datamining purposes so as to predict future accidents and near misses. This information is also used to create correlations and better understand the root cause of accidents and near misses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: MAKUSAFE CORP
    Inventor: Gabriel Glynn
  • Patent number: 10468392
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for fabricating an LED module. The method includes: constructing a chip-on-carrier including a chip retainer having a horizontal bonding plane and a plurality of LED chips in which electrode pads are bonded to the bonding plane of the chip retainer; and transferring the plurality of LED chips in a predetermined arrangement from the chip retainer to a substrate by transfer printing. The transfer printing includes: primarily section-wise exposing a transfer tape to reduce the adhesive strength of the transfer tape such that bonding areas are formed at predetermined intervals on the transfer tape; and pressurizing the transfer tape against the LED chips on the chip retainer to attach the LED chips to the corresponding bonding areas of the transfer tape and detaching the electrode pads of the LED chips from the chip retainer to pick up the chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: LUMENS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taekyung Yoo, Daewon Kim, Jinmo Kim, Jinwon Choi, Jimin Her, Younghwan Shin, Sol Han, Kyujin Lee
  • Patent number: 10468393
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for fabricating an LED module. The method includes: constructing a chip-on-carrier including a chip retainer having a horizontal bonding plane and a plurality of LED chips in which electrode pads are bonded to the bonding plane of the chip retainer; and transferring the plurality of LED chips in a predetermined arrangement from the chip retainer to a substrate by transfer printing. The transfer printing includes: primarily section-wise exposing a transfer tape to reduce the adhesive strength of the transfer tape such that bonding areas are formed at predetermined intervals on the transfer tape; and pressurizing the transfer tape against the LED chips on the chip retainer to attach the LED chips to the corresponding bonding areas of the transfer tape and detaching the electrode pads of the LED chips from the chip retainer to pick up the chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: LUMENS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taekyung Yoo, Daewon Kim, Jinmo Kim, Jinwon Choi, Jimin Her, Younghwan Shin, Sol Han, Kyujin Lee
  • Patent number: 10430236
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method for resuming a phased platform process in the electronic device includes switching a display that is included in the electronic device from an active state to a sleep state, detecting at least one event which internally occurs in the electronic device or is caused by an external device or a user in the case where the display is in the sleep state, executing a system process if the at least one event is detected, selecting one or more non-system processes related to one or more hardware or software components of the electronic device, respectively, on the basis of at least a part of the detected event, and executing the one or more selected non-system processes by activating the one or more hardware or software components of the electronic device that are related to the one or more selected non-system processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Juho Son, Byungsoo Kim, Kyungmin Park
  • Patent number: 10340325
    Abstract: A flexible display is disclosed. In one aspect, the flexible display includes a substrate and a plurality of first display layers formed on an upper surface of the substrate. The substrate includes a plurality of upper grooves, each of which defines a first opening in the upper surface and a plurality of lower grooves, each of which defines a second opening in a lower surface of the substrate. The upper grooves and the lower grooves are alternately arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Un Byoll Ko, Byeong Hwa Choi
  • Patent number: 10304336
    Abstract: A parking facility illumination and space indicator system includes a lighting fixture configured to emit an illumination light to illuminate a parking facility and an indicator fixture coupled to the lighting fixture by a first electrical cable. The indicator fixture is configured to indicate availability of one or more parking spaces in the parking facility. The system further includes a sensor coupled to the lighting fixture by a second electrical cable. The sensor is configured to sense availability of the one or more parking spaces for parking. The lighting fixture is configured to provide power to the indicator fixture over the first electrical cable and to the sensor over the second electrical cable. The indicator fixture indicates the availability of the one or more parking spaces based on space availability information from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Christopher Lee Bohler, Kenneth Dale Walma
  • Patent number: 10251299
    Abstract: A bezel lock system includes a bezel, convert bracket (CB), and lock. The bezel attaches to a chassis panel. The CB slideably secures a latching bracket (LB) of the bezel to a chassis, when in a locked position. The CB slides a length of a release gap along a transverse path from the locked position to a released position. The lock restricts removal of the bezel from the chassis when the lock is engaged in a locked orientation (LO). The lock includes a cam bracket (CamB) that rotates between locked and unlocked orientations. In the LO, the CamB constrains the CB from moving inward on the path by abutting the CB; CB is confined between the LB and CamB. In the unlocked orientation, the CamB is disposed out of the CB's path, allowing the CB to retract inward to the release position, which allows the bezel to detach from the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Hsu-Chu Wang, Chuan-Chieh Tseng
  • Patent number: 10242457
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing content to passengers within a passenger compartment of a vehicle based on pose estimation and/or gaze detection. The system can obtain sensor data, such as image data, representing a passenger within a vehicle. The system can then analyze the sensor data using pose estimation to determine a pose of the passenger within the vehicle, and analyze the sensor data using gaze detection to determine a point of gaze of the passenger. Based on the pose and the point of gaze, the system can determine a surface within the vehicle for providing content. Additionally, the system can identify the content to provide, wherein the content can include general content or location-based content. After identifying the surface and the content, the system can provide the content to the passenger via the surface. In some examples, providing the content includes augmenting the outside environment with the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Zoox, Inc.
    Inventor: Gabriel Thurston Sibley
  • Patent number: 10197789
    Abstract: Provided is a smart pixel blind having aesthetics that may be felt by a user by including a plurality of pixels disposed in a two-dimensional array. In the smart pixel blind, driving devices are provided in the respective pixels, and when the user inputs a predetermined shape using a portable terminal, or the like, a main controller receives the input shape and controls the driving devices provided in the respective pixels to allow the input shape to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION, YONSEI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Soo-Hong Lee, Dae-Eun Kim, Jeonggyu Lee, Min Hyuk Woo, Hyun-Tae Hwang, Sungeun Lee, Sunghoon Lee, Sangki Kim, Heungryong Jee, Hojoon Son, Hyebin Kim
  • Patent number: 10155476
    Abstract: A camera apparatus of a vehicle is disclosed. The camera apparatus is such that an image quality of an image can be adequately changed in response to brightness of an optical image of a subject to allow a driver to view a bright image even in the night, thereby preventing an accident and enabling a safe driving, a width of a maximally opened door of a vehicle and a width of a parking space are compared to allow a character of whether to park to be combined with an image of a subject and displayed, thereby enabling a driver to safely park the vehicle, and a driver can view a moving object or obstacle at the rear of a vehicle when the driver is driving the vehicle backward, thereby preventing an accident from happening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junghum Kim
  • Patent number: 10103131
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for fabricating an LED module. The method includes: constructing a chip-on-carrier including a chip retainer having a horizontal bonding plane and a plurality of LED chips in which electrode pads are bonded to the bonding plane of the chip retainer; and transferring the plurality of LED chips in a predetermined arrangement from the chip retainer to a substrate by transfer printing. The transfer printing includes: primarily section-wise exposing a transfer tape to reduce the adhesive strength of the transfer tape such that bonding areas are formed at predetermined intervals on the transfer tape; and pressurizing the transfer tape against the LED chips on the chip retainer to attach the LED chips to the corresponding bonding areas of the transfer tape and detaching the electrode pads of the LED chips from the chip retainer to pick up the chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: LUMENS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taekyung Yoo, Daewon Kim, Jinmo Kim, Jinwon Choi, Jimin Her, Younghwan Shin, Sol Han, Kyujin Lee
  • Patent number: 10096230
    Abstract: A safety device that is worn by a worker in a manufacturing facility is presented. The safety device includes a microprocessor, memory, an antenna and transceiver and a plurality of sensors that sense environmental conditions surrounding the worker such as light levels, noise levels, temperature, humidity, air quality and CO levels. The safety device also tracks the position of the worker and includes an accelerometer that detects trips and falls. The safety device also includes an event trigger which can be activated by the worker when a notable event or near miss occurs. The environmental information recorded by the safety device is used to both track accidents and near misses and is aggregated in a database for datamining purposes so as to predict future accidents and near misses. This information is also used to create correlations and better understand the root cause of accidents and near misses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: MAKUSAFE CORP
    Inventor: Gabriel Glynn
  • Patent number: 10074636
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for fabricating an LED module. The method includes: constructing a chip-on-carrier including a chip retainer having a horizontal bonding plane and a plurality of LED chips in which electrode pads are bonded to the bonding plane of the chip retainer; and transferring the plurality of LED chips in a predetermined arrangement from the chip retainer to a substrate by transfer printing. The transfer printing includes: primarily section-wise exposing a transfer tape to reduce the adhesive strength of the transfer tape such that bonding areas are formed at predetermined intervals on the transfer tape; and pressurizing the transfer tape against the LED chips on the chip retainer to attach the LED chips to the corresponding bonding areas of the transfer tape and detaching the electrode pads of the LED chips from the chip retainer to pick up the chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: LUMENS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taekyung Yoo, Daewon Kim, Jinmo Kim, Jinwon Choi, Jimin Her, Younghwan Shin, Sol Han, Kyujin Lee
  • Patent number: 10008107
    Abstract: A method and surveillance system are presented for detecting and alarming intrusions that are caused by unwanted people in a protected area, by exploiting interactions between the wireless communication and monitoring devices of the surveillance system but no special sensors. An intrusion in the protected area is primarily detected by analyzing the variation of the wireless channel observed at the wireless communication device, and further confirmed by images captured by the monitoring device, where the image capture can be triggered by the intrusion detection result. The threshold used to primarily determine the existence of an intrusion is self-calibrated by comparing the result of the channel-variation based intrusion detection with the findings of the captured images. Moreover, an intrusion caused by authorized people of the protected area is identified through checking the connection status of the secured wireless communication network in the protected area, and then filtered out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: Hao Li
  • Patent number: 9979476
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for enhancing indoor navigation using light-based communication (LCom). In some embodiments, an LCom-enabled luminaire configured as described herein may include or have access to a sensor configured to detect a hazardous condition. In response to detection of a hazard, the LCom-enabled luminaire may adjust its light output, transmit an LCom signal, or both, in accordance with some embodiments. A given LCom signal may include data that may be utilized by a recipient computing device, for example, in providing emergency evacuation routing or other indoor navigation with hazard avoidance, emergency assistance, or both. In a network of such luminaires, data distribution via inter-luminaire communication may be provided, in accordance with some embodiments, via an optical interface or other wired or wireless communication means. In some cases, the network may include a luminaire that is not LCom-enabled yet still configured for inter-luminaire communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Breuer, Bernhard Siessegger, Anant Aggarwal
  • Patent number: 9967524
    Abstract: A user-centric management application system and method for a security system that conceptualizes the security devices and the tasks to perform on the security devices as separate objects with common properties and behavior. Operators of the system create abstract containers, called dockviews, which the operator adds objects to in order to perform specific tasks. Because the operator assigns user access to dockviews and objects, the system tailors system access for both application users and tenants of the security system based on policy objectives. Dockviews have the ability to open in separate application windows to support priority display and isolation of critical management tasks. The system provides integrated user administration, event management and reports capability, a consistent “look and feel,” and system-wide automated event notification via a watchlist window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventors: Yanik Brunet, Scott McNulty
  • Patent number: 9946734
    Abstract: The invention is related to a portable vehicle monitoring system that is to be mounted on mobile objects such as police cars for security purposes and ambulances which have right of way; characterized in that it comprises a camera placed on the front right and front left and both sides of the system which enables the system to capture images and recognize faces, LED lighting located around the cameras which are directed towards visual direction and which enable capturing of legible images even at night time police lights placed at the front and rear faces of the base which can flash on and off when necessary, an alarm control device, Ethernet connection forming the network, a cooling device which eliminates the heat formed inside the apparatus, a control card which operates the police lights, modem which continuously provide wireless communication and a top cover which encloses the entire system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: EKIN TEKNOLOJI SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
    Inventor: Akif Ekin
  • Patent number: 9941259
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for fabricating an LED module. The method includes: constructing a chip-on-carrier including a chip retainer having a horizontal bonding plane and a plurality of LED chips in which electrode pads are bonded to the bonding plane of the chip retainer; and transferring the plurality of LED chips in a predetermined arrangement from the chip retainer to a substrate by transfer printing. The transfer printing includes: primarily section-wise exposing a transfer tape to reduce the adhesive strength of the transfer tape such that bonding areas are formed at predetermined intervals on the transfer tape; and pressurizing the transfer tape against the LED chips on the chip retainer to attach the LED chips to the corresponding bonding areas of the transfer tape and detaching the electrode pads of the LED chips from the chip retainer to pick up the chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: LUMENS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taekyung Yoo, Daewon Kim, Jinmo Kim, Jinwon Choi, Jimin Her, Younghwan Shin, Sol Han, Kyujin Lee
  • Patent number: 9921933
    Abstract: Embodiments generally relate to status indicator control of a computing system. The present technology discloses techniques that enable sufficient and complex display patterns of indicators such as LEDs to interoperate states of storage devices including SSDs. Aspects of the present technology also relate to storage devices connected by a system bus such as peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventor: Ching-Chih Shih
  • Patent number: 9883269
    Abstract: A main body case 9 includes an output opening 43 for outputting sound from a sound source to an opposing space between an upper main wall 33 and a lower main wall 34. The main body case 9 includes a front main wall 41 for preventing entering of a water droplet to the output opening 43 and for guiding the sound to a rear side B, and a rear main wall 35 for reflecting the sound to a front side F. A first space 51 between the front main wall 41 and the rear main wall 35, a second space 52 surrounded by a left surface 41C of the front main wall 41 and the rear main wall 35 and the upper main wall 33 and the lower main wall 34 and a third space 53 surrounded by a right surface 41D the front main wall 41 and the rear main wall 35 and the upper main wall 33 and the lower main wall 34 are communicating with one another along a crosswise direction Y at a rear end part of each of these spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: PATLITE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Miyatake, Kazuya Nishimatsu, Yusuke Tone, Daisuke Shigematsu
  • Patent number: 9881474
    Abstract: This patent specification relates to apparatus, systems, methods, and related computer program products for providing home security/smart home objectives. More particularly, this patent specification relates to a plurality of devices, including intelligent, multi-sensing, network-connected devices, that communicate with each other and/or with a central server or a cloud-computing system to provide any of a variety of useful home security/smart home objectives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Yoky Matsuoka, David Sloo, Shigefumi Honjo, Scott A. McGaraghan, Michael Plitkins, Maxime Veron, Isabel Guenette
  • Patent number: 9875630
    Abstract: A notification appliance is disclosed. The notification appliance may be a strobe notification appliance, such as an LED strobe notification appliance. The notification appliance may be wall-mounted or ceiling-mounted. Further, the notification appliance may include an optic that is configured to shape the light output from the notification appliance. For example, in a wall-mount, the optic may be mounted off-axis of a plane defined by a back plate of the notification appliance. Further, the notification appliance may be composed of a back plate, a driver board, and a front housing, with the front housing being attached to one or both of the back plate and the driver board. Moreover, the notification appliance may be used with an adapter bracket, which may be used to connect the notification appliance with one or more types of junction boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Kenneth Savage, Jr., Daniel Walsh
  • Patent number: 9779605
    Abstract: A proximity device, a computer-implemented method, and proximity system are described. Generally, the proximity device can be wearable or non-wearable. A wearable proximity device is configured to be worn by a user. As the user moves within a physical environment, the wearable proximity devices monitors the user's proximity to objects. Proximity indications are accordingly generated and presented to the user. A non-wearable proximity device is configured to monitor the user's proximity relative to a perimeter of an area. If the user approaches or overruns the perimeter, a proximity indication is generated and presented to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Michael G. Taylor, Glenn T. Black, Elliot S. Brodzki
  • Patent number: 9731602
    Abstract: A display apparatus for a vehicle includes a display part installed at a front surface of a center fascia of the vehicle to display an image, a housing for supporting the display part, and a driving part for moving the housing in a upper side and a lower side direction with respect to the center fascia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Dong Uk Kim, Hyun Jin Park, Sung Eun Yoon
  • Patent number: 9734676
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus is disclosed that includes one or more device interfaces, a processor coupled to the one or more device interfaces and configured to execute a process, and a memory configured to store the process executable by the processor. The process when executed is operable to receive condition data regarding a measured condition of a zone of a data center. The process when executed is also operable to determine a visual effect for a portion of a light strip based on the condition data. The portion of the light strip is associated with the zone and is located in the zone. The process when executed is further operable to control the portion of the light strip to display the determined visual effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff Apcar
  • Patent number: 9638653
    Abstract: Methods and sensors for selective fluid sensing are provided. Each sensor includes a resonant inductor-capacitor-resistor (LCR) sensor that is coated with a sensing material. In order to collect data, an impedance spectrum is acquired over a relatively narrow frequency range, such as the resonant frequency range of the LCR circuit. A multivariate signature may be calculated from the acquired spectrum to discern the presence of certain fluids and/or fluid mixtures. The presence of fluids is detected by measuring the changes in dielectric, dimensional, resistance, charge transfer, and other changes in the properties of the materials employed by observing the changes in the resonant electronic properties of the circuit. By using a mathematical procedure, such as principal components analysis (PCA) and others, multiple fluids and mixtures can be detected in the presence of one another, even in a high humidity environment or an environment wherein one or more fluids has a substantially higher concentration (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: General Electricity Company
    Inventors: Radislav Alexandrovich Potyrailo, Cheryl Margaret Surman, Andrew Arthur Paul Burns, Nandini Nagraj
  • Patent number: 9442345
    Abstract: A camera comprises a display member arranged in a finder optical system. The display member is provided in a finder of the camera and is provided with a reflective prism group including a plurality of reflective prisms and a frame line formed to surround the reflective prism group. A shape forming the frame line is constituted by a convex portion, and a ridge line of the convex portion is in a twisted position with respect to a direction of a ridge line of the reflective prism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukinobu Okura, Kosuke Saito
  • Patent number: 9269325
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are herein provided for transitioning from presentation of a peripheral notification on a first display to presentation of information on a second display. A method may include causing presentation of a peripheral notification on a first display. The method may further include receiving an indication of a selection associated with the peripheral notification. The method may further include causing presentation of a transition animation in response to receiving the indication. The transition animation indicates a transition from the presentation of the peripheral notification to presentation of information associated with the peripheral notification. The method may further include causing presentation of the information on a second display. Corresponding apparatuses and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Daniel L. Ashbrook
  • Patent number: 9041524
    Abstract: A technique for enabling scenario files and image files for supply to a scenario generating device to be created easily is provided. The scenario creating device creates a scenario file supplied to a scenario reproducing device capable of reproducing only image files of a predetermined format. The scenario creating device comprises: an input section including a pointing device; a display section; and a scenario creating section for creating the scenario file. The scenario creating section provides a display of an execution icon on the display screen for causing the scenario creating section to execute a process. When a file icon for a source file of a predetermined format including pagewise scenario information and image information is dragged and dropped on the execution icon by means of operation of the pointing device, a scenario file is created on the basis of the scenario information, and an image file of the predetermined format is generated on the basis of the image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Karasawa, Shoichi Akaiwa, Miki Nagano
  • Patent number: 9019087
    Abstract: Haptic information in a series of frames of a media file is identified and time stamps corresponding thereto are determined in accordance with information embedded in a tag either preceding or appending the media file. The haptic effect information is automatically synchronized to the media file based on the information in one or more frames of the tag, whereby an actuator outputs the defined haptic effects in the tag in a manner synchronized with corresponding audio and/or video content of the media file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Munibe M. Bakircioglu, Stephen D. Rank, Christopher J. Ullrich
  • Patent number: 9019116
    Abstract: A signaling device includes an audio signaling unit for emitting an acoustic signal and a light signaling unit for emitting a visual signal. A base housing body is provided, upon which the signaling device is arranged on an accommodating body. An upper housing part is provided, arranged on the base housing body, for forming a receiving space. The base body of the light signaling unit is formed of a light-transparent signal cap, that includes a base area which is spanned by a connection frame. The light signaling unit further includes an electrical switching unit, which is disposed in the connection frame. The base housing body includes a side wall, and the signal cap is attached to the outer side of the side wall with the base area and is disposed on the base housing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Pfannenberg GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Pfannenberg
  • Patent number: 9019105
    Abstract: An animal emotion display system 100 including: a transmitter 10 which is attached to an animal; and a receiver 20 which is capable of communicating with the transmitter, wherein the transmitter 10 includes: a tail wagging detection sensor 12 to detect a plurality of kinds of tail wagging of the animal as a plurality of kinds of emotion of the animal, respectively; and a transmitting section 15 to transmit emotion data corresponding to the respective kinds of tail wagging detected by the tail wagging detection sensor 12 to the receiver 20, and the receiver 20 includes: a receiving section 22 to receive the emotion data transmitted by the transmitting section 15; a display section 25; and a display control section 24 to display a display content corresponding to the emotion data received by the receiving section 22 on the display section 25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroki Takahashi