Miscellaneous Patents (Class 385/147)
  • Patent number: 10666928
    Abstract: An optical imaging system utilizes a three-dimensional (3D) light scanner to capture topography information, color reflectance information, and fluorescence information of a target object being imaged, such as a surgical patient. The system also utilizes the topography information of the target object to perform an image mapping process to project the captured fluorescence or other intraoperative images back onto the target object with enhanced definition or sharpness. Additionally, the system utilizes the topography information of the target object to co-register two or more images, such as a color image of the target object with a fluorescence image for presentation on a display or for projection back onto the target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
    Inventor: Yang Liu
  • Patent number: 10623101
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an effective solution to employ hyperscale photonics connectivity using existing server connections. The solution described in the present disclosure eliminates top-of-rack switches and facilitates a manner for servers to connect directly to middle-of-row switches. An apparatus consistent with the present disclosure includes a primary transceiver device. The primary server-end transceiver device comprising a photonics transceiver and a first electrical transmitter. The apparatus further includes a first secondary server-end transceiver device, the first secondary server-end transceiver device comprising a second electrical transmitter. In addition, a first electrical cable electrically couples the primary server-end transceiver to the first secondary server-end transceiver device. The present disclosure enables the use of an input fiber connection and a photonics transceiver to effect two sets of electrical connections on different servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Terrel Morris, Daniel Alan Berkram
  • Patent number: 10612754
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a light-emitting device includes: providing a base including a first depressed portion and a second depressed portion both upwardly opening; and positioning and mounting at least one semiconductor laser element on or above the base based on a predetermined point on a line connecting the first depressed portion and the second depressed portion in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Kiyota, Eiichiro Okahisa
  • Patent number: 10567714
    Abstract: Methods, systems and components are disclosed relating to the exclusive optical addressing of information for image display systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Hunt, Robert J. Atmur
  • Patent number: 10564378
    Abstract: High-connection density and bandwidth fiber optic apparatuses and related equipment and methods are disclosed. In certain embodiments, fiber optic apparatuses are provided and comprise a chassis defining one or more U space fiber optic equipment units. At least one of the one or more U space fiber optic equipment units may be configured to support particular fiber optic connection densities and bandwidths in a given 1-U space. The fiber optic connection densities and bandwidths may be supported by one or more fiber optic components, including but not limited to fiber optic adapters and fiber optic connectors, including but not limited to simplex, duplex, and other multi-fiber fiber optic components. The fiber optic components may also be disposed in fiber optic modules, fiber optic patch panels, or other types of fiber optic equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Terry Lee Cooke, David Lee Dean, Jr., Harley Joseph Staber, Kevin Lee Strause, Alan William Ugolini
  • Patent number: 10565742
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an image processing method and apparatus. The method comprises the steps of: counting the number of pixels distributing in different brightness values in the target image; determining an initial central brightness value that maximum numbers of pixels have and determining an average brightness value of the target image; and adjusting a quantity distribution of the pixels in the target image at different brightness values, so as to make a new central brightness values that maximum number of pixels have closer to the average brightness value than the initial central brightness value, and to expand a range of pixel brightness values having preset brightness thresholds in which the new central brightness value is included. The present invention discloses an image processing method and apparatus, which enlarges the range around the central brightness value and adjusts the brightness distribution of the image to enhance the details of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuchao Zeng, Tai-jiun Hwang
  • Patent number: 10566317
    Abstract: This application describes a light emitting device, an assembly of light emitting devices, a display comprising assemblies of light emitting devices, and methods of fabricating same. The light emitting device comprises a transistor, an LED that at least partially overlies the transistor, a reflector layer disposed between the LED and transistor, and conductive wires that connect electrically the transistor to the LED. The assembly comprises a plurality of light emitting devices, and the display comprises a plurality of assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Black Peak LLC
    Inventor: Scott Brad Herner
  • Patent number: 10558004
    Abstract: An optical transceiver which is inserted and ejected with respect to a cage is disclosed. The optical transceiver comprises a slider, a housing supporting the slider to slid the slider along the first direction, and a latch rotating along a second direction intersecting with the first direction at the center of a shaft. The latch has a first face engaging the cage and a second face locking the slider, and is supported by the housing. The latch controls the rotating by locking the second face to the slider when the slider is in a first position, and uncontrols the rotating when the slider is in a second position farther than the first position ejected a direction. A position of the shaft is the same position as a position of the first face or more than a position ejected in case of locking the second face to the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Masato Hino
  • Patent number: 10551565
    Abstract: A passive optical network includes one or more multi-service terminals each having a housing and a plurality of ruggedized plug-receiving distribution ports accessible from outside the housing. The multi-service terminals also each include an optical power splitter or wave division multiplexer for splitting an optical signal and directing the split signal to the plug-receiving distribution ports. Some of the multi-service terminals provide a different power split ratio from others of the multi-service terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Douglas F. Dowling
  • Patent number: 10543534
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are disclosed for producing quantum particles (e.g., quantum dots) having a uniform size by vaporization of molten precursor droplets. More particularly, the present technology produces quantum dots by melting or liquefying solid and substantially pure precursor materials followed by production of uniformly sized droplets of molten precursor by use of a droplet maker into a microwave generated plasma torch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: AMASTAN TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Kamal Hadidi, Gregory Wrobel
  • Patent number: 10541267
    Abstract: A light-emitting assembly is provided in different embodiments. The light-emitting assembly comprises: a substrate (22); first light-emitting components (31) arranged on the substrate (22) along a first line and emitting first light of a first colour; second light-emitting components (33) arranged on the substrate (22) along a second line and emitting second light of a second colour, wherein the first line runs laterally next to the second line; and multiple optical waveguides (44) for guiding the light, which are arranged over the light-emitting components (31, 33), extend in the direction from the first line to the second line, and cross the first line and the second line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS GMBH
    Inventor: Farhang Ghasemi Afshar
  • Patent number: 10530307
    Abstract: One embodiment describes a transimpedance amplifier (TIA) system. The system includes a transistor arranged between an input node and an output node to set an amplitude of an output voltage at the output node based on an amplitude of an input current signal provided at the input node. The system also includes a negative feedback transformer coupled to the transistor to provide a negative feedback gain with respect to the output voltage to substantially increase transconductance of the transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Cheng Li, Zhihong Huang
  • Patent number: 10530481
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an effective solution to employ hyperscale photonics connectivity using existing server connections. The solution described in the present disclosure eliminates top-of-rack switches and facilitates a manner for servers to connect directly to middle-of-row switches. An apparatus consistent with the present disclosure includes a primary transceiver device. The primary server-end transceiver device comprising a photonics transceiver and a first electrical transmitter. The apparatus further includes a first secondary server-end transceiver device, the first secondary server-end transceiver device comprising a second electrical transmitter. In addition, a first electrical cable electrically couples the primary server-end transceiver to the first secondary server-end transceiver device. The present disclosure enables the use of an input fiber connection and a photonics transceiver to effect two sets of electrical connections on different servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Terrel Morris, Daniel Alan Berkram
  • Patent number: 10519061
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for producing glass articles by hot-melt processing techniques. The methods involve the use of arsenic-free chalcogenide glasses. Despite the absence of arsenic, the chalcogenide glasses have low characteristic temperatures and are stable against crystallization. The low characteristic temperatures render the glasses capable of being hot-melt processed using conventional equipment. The glasses disclosed herein are suitable for the fabrication of optical devices, including but not limited to IR-transmitting optical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Bruce Gardiner Aitken, Stephen Charles Currie
  • Patent number: 10502892
    Abstract: Disclosed are a backlight module and a display device. The backlight module includes a back plate; at least one positioning mechanism is disposed inside the bottom plate of the back plate, each positioning mechanism includes at least one positioning stud, each positioning stud includes a main body and a flexible sleeve wrapping the main body. The backlight module further includes a light guide plate; a groove matched with at least one positioning mechanism is provided on the light guide plate, an inner wall of the groove is in contact with the flexible sleeve of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yongda Ma, Xinyin Wu, Yong Qiao
  • Patent number: 10502903
    Abstract: A fiber optic adapter with a housing defining an open-ended through-channel having a first port at one end and a second port at another end. The first and second ports being configured to receive first and second fiber optic connectors, respectively. The adapter may include a shutter door and a biasing member. The shutter door automatically transitions to an open position when the first connector is inserted into the first port and is automatically transitioned to the closed position by the biasing member when the first connector is removed from the first port. The adapter may include a cover and an alignment sleeve. The cover has a cylinder positioned inside the through-channel of the housing. The cylinder has a bore in which the alignment sleeve is positioned. The alignment sleeve has an open-ended through-channel configured to receive first and second ferrules of the first and second connectors, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO., INC.
    Inventors: Hua Wang, Scott Richard Hopper
  • Patent number: 10495826
    Abstract: One example of a system includes a receptacle including a plurality of bays. Each bay of the receptacle supports 1-lane of network communications. The receptacle is to connect to a multi-lane optical cable to provide a multi-lane port or connect to a plurality of 1-lane optical cables to provide a plurality of 1-lane ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Kevin B Leigh, John Norton, George D Megason, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10473489
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus is composed of optical fibers that are grouped at one end thereof in a bundle so as to optically couple to a common light source. A set of the optical fibers are configured to emit light transversely to the optical axis thereof to form an illumination region in a fiber optic panel. At least one sensor is coupled to at least one of the optical fibers in the bundle and generates an electrical signal in response to a physical phenomenon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Brant Potter
  • Patent number: 10468859
    Abstract: An ignition plug such as a spark plug or a glow plug configured to ignite an air-fuel mixture in an internal combustion engine includes a mark that is formed of an oxide film generated on the surface of a metal member or is formed of the metal member and the oxide film. The mark is formed by promoting formation of the oxide film on the surface of the metal member or removing the oxide film through radiation of a laser beam onto the surface of the metal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shunsuke Maki
  • Patent number: 10453642
    Abstract: Provided is a charged particle generation device. The charged particle generation device includes a light source unit configured to emit a laser, a target layer that receives the laser and emits charged particles, and a focusing structure disposed on the target layer to focus the laser. The focusing structure includes solid films extending on an upper surface of the target layer in a direction away from the target layer, and a pore section disposed between the solid films and having a porous structure. The focusing structure includes a material having a higher atomic number than carbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jinsun Kim, Moon Youn Jung
  • Patent number: 10453403
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a display panel, a light source unit, and a controller which controls the display panel and the light source unit, wherein the controller applies scattering voltage between a common electrode and a first pixel electrode in a first area and between the common electrode and a second pixel electrode in a second area, and a liquid crystal layer scatters light in a first display color in the first area, and scatters light in a second display color different from the first display color in the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Hirofumi Kato
  • Patent number: 10437043
    Abstract: A display panel and a manufacturing method thereof, and a display device are provided. The display panel includes a plurality of display units. Each display unit includes a first substrate and a second substrate opposite to each other. The first substrate includes a first base substrate and a first electrode, an electrostriction layer and a reflective trough which are disposed thereon. The second substrate includes a second base substrate and a second electrode and a reflective cavity body which are disposed thereon. A support is disposed between the first base substrate and the second base substrate, such that a distance between the first base substrate and the second base substrate is kept constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pengxia Liang, Xin Gu, Kang Guo
  • Patent number: 10419116
    Abstract: A system may include a first module at a far end, and an optical fiber coupled to the first module. The system may also include a second module at a near end that is configured to generate and transmit instructions to the first module to control operation of the first module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FINISAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Giuliano Coli, Jingyun Zou, Jing Yang
  • Patent number: 10379222
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a resonant scanning LIDAR system, which comprises a modulated continuous-wave or pulsed light source, an optomechanical element that generates a light scan having a bounded periodic motion or a substantially periodic motion, a scan lens element that focuses light onto a distant target, a detector element that detects scattered or reflected light from the distant target, and a controller that controls light source modulation, bounded periodic motion of the optomechanical element, and acquires a signal from the detector element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Darryl Ngal, Christopher Brown
  • Patent number: 10359579
    Abstract: A connector comprising: (a) a housing defining a plurality of openings, a portion of the openings being peripheral openings and at least one of the openings being an interior opening; and (b) at least two retainer components defining a plurality of retainer openings which align with the plurality of openings, each of the retainer components defining a periphery and a portion of the plurality of retainer openings, and being configured with an accessway from the periphery to each of the portion of the plurality of retainer openings to allow passage of a cable therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: David James Fabian, James Patrick Mosier
  • Patent number: 10355779
    Abstract: A method for VON service with guaranteed availability may use probability density functions (PDF) of Q-factor to determine availability of physical links assigned to a virtual link in the VON. Then, a VON mapping may be performed based on the determined availabilities, among other factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Inwoong Kim, Xi Wang, Martin Bouda, Olga Vassilieva, Qiong Zhang, Paparao Palacharla, Tadashi Ikeuchi
  • Patent number: 10334330
    Abstract: Data center rack systems are described. A data center rack system can include a rack having switches. A removable chassis can include an arrangement of interconnect such that a topology for a switch network can be implemented when the removable chassis is coupled with the switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Naader Hasani, James Williams, Hans-Juergen Schmidtke
  • Patent number: 10330865
    Abstract: A method of arranging a network of optical fiber ends opposite a corresponding network of waveguide ends of a semiconductor wafer displaceable with respect to each other in orthogonal directions X and Y, the method including: arranging the fibers so that the network ends have the same orientation and that the projection of the axis of each fiber on the wafer is parallel to direction Y; injecting, into one of the fibers, a light beam having a wavelength such that light is scattered from the fiber walls, locating the fiber axis, and displacing the fibers or the wafer in direction X to align a characteristic point in line with the projection of the fiber axis on the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT À L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Philippe Grosse, Jean-François Carpentier, Patrick Le Maitre
  • Patent number: 10327830
    Abstract: A variable length interstitial probe apparatus includes: a probe for effecting thermal therapy and/or cryotherapy to a tissue; a flexible umbilical sheath permanently affixed to the probe, including at least one interface for supplying energy, cooling fluid, cooling gas, heating fluid, and/or heating gas to the probe; and an adjustable depth stop configured to slide along a length of a shaft region of the probe, and lock to the shaft region at a selected position. The adjustable depth stop is configured to engage a probe driver and/or a skull mount apparatus to stabilize positioning of the probe and to control a depth of entry of the probe into a patient. The probe may be configured to effect temperature modulation therapy, where processing circuitry activates a modulation pattern of thermal therapy emission and cryogenic therapy emission for applying a thermal dose to the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MONTERIS MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Grant, Brooke Ren, Richard Tyc
  • Patent number: 10315394
    Abstract: The substrate for surface protective sheet of the present invention is a substrate for surface protective sheet including a support film and an antistatic layer provided on one face of the support film, wherein a stress relaxation rate of the substrate for surface protective sheet is 60% or more; the antistatic layer is one formed by curing an antistatic layer-forming composition containing a curing component and a metal filler; and the content of a metal filler is 55 mass % or more relative to the total mass of the curing component and the metal filler, and the curing component includes a urethane acrylate oligomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: LINTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keishi Fuse, Kazuyuki Tamura, Shigeto Okuji
  • Patent number: 10295763
    Abstract: Techniques for flexible coupling between an optical coupling receptacle/port of an optical transceiver housing and optical components within the same are disposed. In an embodiment, an optical transceiver housing includes an intermediate fiber with a first end optically coupled to an optical coupling port and a second end optically coupled to a multiplexer/de-multiplexer device, e.g., an arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) device, PLC splitter, and so on. The intermediate fiber may be routed in the transceiver housing in a manner that and the radius of the bends may be optimized to reduce fiber bending losses. The techniques herein are equally applicable to both ROSA and TOSA modules and may be utilized to achieve flexible coupling for multi-channel transceiver devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.
    Inventors: I-Lung Ho, Luohan Peng, Kai-Sheng Lin, Elsie Marentes
  • Patent number: 10295749
    Abstract: A photonic assembly includes an optical die including a suspended membrane structure arranged thereon. A cavity is arranged beneath the suspended membrane structure. An optical interconnect structure is arranged on the optical die. The photonic assembly also includes an optical adhesive arranged on the optical die in contact with the optical interconnect structure. The optical adhesive is arranged beneath the suspended membrane structure to at least partially fill the cavity beneath the suspended membrane structure. The photonic assembly also includes a structural adhesive arranged on the optical die adjacent to the optical adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Barnim Alexander Janta-Polczynski, Elaine Cyr, Tymon Barwicz, Nicolas Boyer, Richard D. Langlois, Paul Francis Fortier
  • Patent number: 10274689
    Abstract: An optical regroup cable is provided for a fixed optical cross connect. The cable may include holders for supporting the fibers within the cable and to group the fibers into two bundles. The bundles are arranged so that relative positions of two bundle ends at a first end of the cable are different from relative positions of two bundle ends at a second end of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Lijie Qiao
  • Patent number: 10252176
    Abstract: A toy is disclosed. The toy includes a toy building block, a snap-together electronic toy, and an adapter. The toy building block includes a first building block mating member. The snap-together electronic toy includes a first snap-fitting member. The adapter is configured to connect the toy building block to the snap-together electronic toy. The adapter includes a second building block mating member which is configured to mate with the first building block mating member of the toy building block, and a second snap-fitting member which is configured to mate with the first snap-fitting member of the snap-together electronic toy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ELENCO ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Gerald Joseph Cecchin, Marc C. Lehner, Alexander R. Matz
  • Patent number: 10215799
    Abstract: A sensing system includes circuitry having a diagnostic interface for a powered sensor. Responsive to sensing signals, the circuitry is operable to produce a DC level that is defined by operating or fault conditions. The fault conditions include an open voltage supply, an open sensor power return signal, open communication signal(s), series resistance in a communication signal, fault resistance to ground on the communication signal and fault resistance to a voltage source on the communication signal. The circuitry includes a fault tolerant interface between a wire harness at an output of the powered sensor and a digital input port of a microprocessor for the purpose of un-ambiguous fault detection when distortion of sensor information occurs or when loss of sensor information occurs, and wherein the microprocessor diagnoses a fault as defined by the DC level of the analog signal monitored at the communication signal input to the microprocessor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Roger T. Douglas, Qi Tao
  • Patent number: 10211749
    Abstract: A data processing device in a high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system is provided. The data processing device includes a measurement module measuring a voltage or current for one or more points in the HVDC system; a data processing unit generating measurement data units using measurement values measured at the measurement module; and a communication module using wavelength division multiplexing to transmit the measurement data units to the outside through one optical fiber, wherein the optical fiber includes a plurality of cores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ho Hwan Park, Ming Sheng, Iwa Kartiwa
  • Patent number: 10204594
    Abstract: A transparent display panel includes a transparent display structure and a light transmittance adjusting structure. The transparent display structure includes a display region and a transmittance region. The light transmittance adjusting structure is located over or under the transparent display structure. The light transmittance adjusting structure includes a volume changeable material of which a volume is changed in response to intensity of incident light or a photochromic material of which a coloring degree is changed in response to the intensity of incident light. The transparent display panel effectively improves quality of an image displayed on the transparent display panel by maintaining or adjusting a contrast ratio of the image according to the intensity of the incident light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyo-Sun Kim, Jae-Joong Kwon, Young-Jun Seo
  • Patent number: 10183227
    Abstract: An electronic building block set with a metal layer on the outer surface of each building block includes a main and an auxiliary building block. The top of the main building block includes plural main hollow posts, each with a main sensing contact, and has a main metal layer on the outer surface. The main sensing contacts and the main metal layer are electrically connected to opposite-polarity main electrode circuits respectively. The bottom of the auxiliary building block includes a first sensing element and has an auxiliary metal layer on the outer surface. The first sensing element and the auxiliary metal layer are electrically connected to opposite-polarity auxiliary electrode circuits respectively. When the building blocks are engaged, the first sensing element is electrically connected to the corresponding main sensing contact, and the auxiliary metal layer, to the main metal layer to enable electricity or signal transmission between the building blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Yu-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 10175829
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a transparent body for use in a touch screen panel is provided. The process includes depositing a first transparent layer stack over a first side of a transparent substrate, wherein said first transparent layer stack is selected from the group consisting of: a layer stack, wherein the layer stack includes a first dielectric film with a gradient refractive index from a first refractive index to a second refractive index, and a layer stack, wherein the layer stack includes at least a first dielectric film with a first refractive index and a second dielectric film with a second refractive index different from the first refractive index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas Werner Zilbauer
  • Patent number: 10132999
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a method of forming an optical coupler system. The method includes forming at least one waveguide over a substrate, and forming a sacrificial optical coupler in a first region over the substrate. The method further includes configuring the sacrificial optical coupler to couple optical signals to or from the at least one waveguide, and forming a v-groove in the first region over the substrate, wherein forming the v-groove includes removing the sacrificial optical coupler from the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tymon Barwicz, William M. J. Green, Jens Hofrichter, Marwan H. Khater, Jessie C. Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 10124602
    Abstract: The object of the invention is the provision of apparatuses and methods for maskless direct printing of continuous films or discreet structures on a substrate using aerodynamic focusing. The method uses an interchangeable and variable aerodynamic lens system and an annularly flowing sheath gas to produce a highly collimated micrometer-size stream of aerosolized droplets. The lens system is comprised of a multi-orifice lens or a single-orifice lens or lenses coupled to a converging fluid dispense nozzle. A combined annular sheath and aerosol flow is propagated through at least two orifices. A liquid atomizer with temperature control, variable continuous or pulsed excitation, and constant or variable frequency, is used to produce an aerosol size distribution that overlaps the functional range of the aerodynamic lens system. The combined flow through the lens system produces a narrow, highly stable subsonic jet that remains collimated for as much as one centimeter beyond the orifice of the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Integrated Deposition Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Marcelino Essien
  • Patent number: 10054735
    Abstract: We provide methods and apparatus for preparing crystalline-clad and crystalline core optical fibers with minimal or no breakage by minimizing the influence of thermal stress during a liquid phase epitaxy (LPE) process as well as the fiber with precisely controlled number of modes propagated in the crystalline cladding and crystalline core fiber via precisely controlling the diameter of crystalline fiber core with under-saturated LPE flux. The resulting crystalline cladding and crystalline core optical fibers are also reported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignees: The Penn State Research Foundation, General Opto Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Shizhuo Yin, Fang Luo
  • Patent number: 10054286
    Abstract: An optical transformer includes: an optomechanical member configured: to receive incident light; and to produce primary light from the incident light including an initial propagation that includes a nonlinear scan; and a lens configured: to receive the primary light from the optomechanical member; to linearize the nonlinear scan; and to produce secondary light including a final propagation that comprises a linear scan, such that the optical transformer is configured to transform the nonlinear scan of the primary light to the linear scan of the secondary light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE, THE NATIONAL INSITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Christopher M. Brown, John T. Melcher, Stephan J. Stranick
  • Patent number: 10047917
    Abstract: A light-emitting module including a light emitting component, a heat dissipation element, and a light-converting component is provided. The light-emitting component is adapted to emit a light beam. The heat dissipation element is disposed at one side of the light-emitting component, wherein the heat dissipation element has a light through hole and the light through hole is located at a transmission path of the light beam. The light-converting component is connected to the heat dissipation element and covers the light through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PlayNitride Inc.
    Inventors: Yun-Li Li, Gwo-Jiun Sheu, Kuan-Yung Liao, Po-Jen Su, Jun-Yu Lin, Sheng-Yuan Sun
  • Patent number: 10025078
    Abstract: An edge-curing device may comprise a cylindrical lens, a linear array of light-emitting elements, and an aperture, each aligned symmetrically about a longitudinal plane in a housing, wherein the cylindrical lens is positioned between the linear array of light-emitting elements and the aperture, the aperture spans the length of the cylindrical lens and is positioned directly adjacent to an emitting face of the cylindrical lens, and light emitted from the linear array of light-emitting elements and passing through the cylindrical lens is emitted from the emitting face and focused by the aperture within a beam width centered about the longitudinal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Phoseon Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Doug Childers
  • Patent number: 10021306
    Abstract: An image processing device includes an input unit which inputs ordinary frames in a state in which an object is irradiated with ordinary light, and a special frame in a state in which the object is irradiated with special light, which are imaged consecutively at a predetermined ratio according to a predetermined frame period; a detection unit which detects motion vectors of the object from a plurality of the ordinary frames with different imaging timing; a motion correction unit which subjects the special frame to motion correction corresponding to the imaging timing of the ordinary frames based on the detected motion vectors; and a compositing unit which subjects the ordinary frames to an image compositing process based on the special frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hisakazu Shiraki
  • Patent number: 10012807
    Abstract: A device for coupling optical signals into at least one waveguide, wherein the device comprises at least one send-site circuit, which based on incoming signals from send-site terminal contacts actuates at least one electro-optical converter, which sends out the optical signals in the direction of the axis of the waveguide, in such a way that the manufacturing expenses are low. The electro-optical converter is incorporated, in particular embedded, in at least one send-site receptacle/alignment module, the send-site receptacle/alignment module comprises at least one groove- or trough-shaped depression for aligning the waveguide in relation to the electro-optical converter, and the send-site receptacle/alignment module is, in an essentially form-fit and/or force-fit manner, incorporated, in particular fitted, in a recess provided in a send-site substrate. The corresponding is true for a device for decoupling optical signals from at least one waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Silicon Line GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Hoeltke, Martin Groepl
  • Patent number: 9995875
    Abstract: We provide methods and apparatus for preparing crystalline-clad and crystalline core optical fibers with minimal or no breakage by minimizing the influence of thermal stress during a liquid phase epitaxy (LPE) process as well as the fiber with precisely controlled number of modes propagated in the crystalline cladding and crystalline core fiber via precisely controlling the diameter of crystalline fiber core with under-saturated LPE flux. The resulting crystalline cladding and crystalline core optical fibers are also reported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignees: The Penn State Research Foundation, General Opto Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Shizhuo Yin, Fang Luo
  • Patent number: 9989698
    Abstract: A light pipe includes a plurality of light guide units, and a connection unit that integrally connects the plurality of light guide units, the connection unit including a light interference suppression hole formed between the light guide units adjacent to each other, the light interference suppression hole including at least one surface that satisfies a total reflection condition of light entering the light interference suppression hole from the connection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Takahisa Yoshizumi, Chiyu Ishizuka
  • Patent number: RE47829
    Abstract: A light guide member has a transmitting/reflecting portion transmitting and reflecting light that is emitted from a light source, to enter one end of the light guide member in a longitudinal direction, and be guided to the other end of the light guide member so that the light is applied to: a position between the developing roller and the transfer roller on the image carrier on a downstream side in the traveling direction of the transfer target member; and a position between the transfer roller and the cleaning portion on the image carrier on an upstream side in the traveling direction of the transfer target member. Furthermore, the light guide member has a convex portion having an arc-shaped cross section and being formed outward at a position opposing the transmitting/reflecting portion in a part of a predetermined specific region at one end or both ends in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Yosuke Saito, Hironobu Oi, Jun Nakai, Yoshinori Nakamura