Process Patents (Class 445/1)
  • Patent number: 10078732
    Abstract: The disclosure relates generally to methods and devices for taking care of elderly, disabled, or other dependents. The devices and methods may be useful for dependents that are not willing or able to live in an environment which has a caretaker physically present. Example devices and methods can facilitate communication between a caretaker and a dependent. Devices and methods can optionally facilitate disbursing medications remotely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: OMCARE LLC
    Inventor: Lisa Lavin
  • Patent number: 9196875
    Abstract: Anodes of a plurality of organic EL elements are connected together. A forward bias voltage relative to the potential of anodes and a reverse bias voltage are alternately applied to cathodes of the plurality of organic EL elements at a predetermined period. The ratio of the time for which the reverse bias voltage is applied and the time for which the forward bias voltage is applied is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: NEC LIGHTING, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 8905805
    Abstract: A U-shaped groove and a V-shaped groove are formed onto a cladding disposed on a substrate, a core and a metal structure are formed inside the grooves, respectively, and then the substrate surface is planarized. Further, after a cladding is formed again, the substrate is cut and the cut surface is polished such that the metal structure inside the V-shaped groove has a predetermined thickness, thereby forming a scattering body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Instruments Inc.
    Inventors: Yoko Shinohara, Norio Chiba, Manabu Oumi, Masakazu Hirata, Sachiko Tanabe, Yoshikazu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8872164
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting element includes an anode, a functional layer, and a hole injection layer between the anode and the functional layer. The functional layer contains an organic material. The hole injection layer injects holes to the functional layer. The hole injection layer comprises tungsten oxide and includes an occupied energy level that is approximately 1.8 electron volts to approximately 3.6 electron volts lower than a lowest energy level of a valence band of the hole injection layer in terms of binding energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Ohuchi, Yoshiaki Tsukamoto, Takahiro Komatsu, Kei Sakanoue
  • Patent number: 8870617
    Abstract: Multiple colors of light emitted by an assembled light emitting diode (LED) based illumination device is automatically tuned to within a predefined tolerance of multiple target color points by modifying portions of wavelength converting materials associated with each color. A first color of light emitted from the assembled LED based illumination device in response to a first current is measured and a second color of light emitted from the assembled LED based illumination device in response to a second current is measured. A material modification plan to modify wavelength converting materials is determined based at least in part on the measured colors of light and desired colors of light to be emitted. The wavelength converting materials may be selectively modified in accordance with the material modification plan so that the assembled LED based illumination device emits colors of light that are within a predetermined tolerance of target color points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Xicato, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerard Harbers
  • Patent number: 8851950
    Abstract: Improved recyclability of phosphors in fluorescent lamps is provided. A fluorescent lamp is constructed with phosphor particles having a specific surface area less than a certain predetermined value. During recycling, these phosphor particles are more readily separated from the basing cement used in such fluorescent lamp. A method is also provided by which such phosphors are more readily separated from the basing cement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jon Bennett Jansma, David James Monk
  • Patent number: 8845379
    Abstract: Anodes of a plurality of organic EL elements are connected together. A forward bias voltage relative to the potential of anodes and a reverse bias voltage are alternately applied to cathodes of the plurality of organic EL elements at a predetermined period. The ratio of the time for which the reverse bias voltage is applied and the time for which the forward bias voltage is applied is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Lighting, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 8845380
    Abstract: The color of light emitted by an assembled light emitting diode (LED) based illumination device with at least two different wavelength converting materials is automatically tuned to within a predefined tolerance of a target color point by modifying portions of the wavelength converting materials. The color of light emitted from the assembled LED based illumination device is measured and a material modification plan is determined based at least in part on the measured color of light and a desired color of light to be emitted. The material modification plan may further include the location of the wavelength converting materials to be modified. The wavelength converting materials are selectively modified in accordance with the material modification plan so that the assembled LED based illumination device emits a second color of light that is within a predetermined tolerance of a target color point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Xicato, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerard Harbers
  • Patent number: 8777685
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for assembling a backlight module. The backlight module comprises a first surface, a second surface and side surfaces located between the first surface and the second surface, and the backlight module includes screwing holes. The apparatus comprises: a pallet including at least one opening; a support pillar disposed through the opening; and a retractable control device configured to control the at least one support pillar to protrude with respect to the pallet for supporting the second surface of the backlight module when screwing screws on the first surface and the side surfaces, wherein, when the backlight module is flipped over for screwing on the second surface, the retractable control device is configured to control the at least one support pillar to retract with respect to the pallet. This invention further provides a method for assembling the backlight module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong Liu
  • Patent number: 8764503
    Abstract: A process for removing hazardous substances from a LCD display (1) includes incision through off set lines (10) around the front of the panel (3). Top components are then removed to expose the fluorescent tubes (5) which contain hazardous substances. The incisions are parallel to the recessed lips, at a distance in the range of 0 to 20 mm from the recessed lips. The cuts are to a depth of 20 mm to 50 mm. Preferably, at least two incisions are made simultaneously. The fluorescent tubes (5) are crushed after the access operation, by rollers, chains or by plates. During crushing there is suction of the particles and gases which are released, thereby removing the hazardous substances by filtration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: University of Limerick
    Inventors: Lisa O'Donoghue, Huw Lewis, Alan Ryan
  • Patent number: 8742658
    Abstract: A full-color AM OLED includes a transparent substrate, a color filter positioned on an upper surface of the substrate, and a metal oxide thin film transistor backpanel positioned in overlying relationship on the color filter and defining an array of pixels. An array of OLEDs is formed on the backpanel and positioned to emit light downwardly through the backpanel, the color filter, and the substrate in a full-color display. Light emitted by each OLED includes a first emission band with wavelengths extending across the range of two of the primary colors and a second emission band with wavelengths extending across the range of the remaining primary color. The color filter includes for each pixel, two zones separating the first emission band into two separate primary colors and a third zone passing the second emission band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: CBrite Inc.
    Inventors: Gang Yu, Chan-Long Shieh
  • Patent number: 8664669
    Abstract: An organic EL element has an anode, a cathode, a hole injection layer and at least one functional layer disposed between the anode and the cathode. The at least one functional layer contains an organic material. Holes are injected into the functional layer from the hole injection layer, which contains a tungsten oxide. A Ultraviolet Photoelectron Spectroscopy (UPS) spectrum obtained from a UPS measurement has a protrusion near a Fermi surface and within a region corresponding to a binding energy range lower than a top of the valence band. The tungsten oxide contained in the hole injection layer satisfies a condition, determined from an X-ray Photoelectronic Spectroscopy measurement, that a ratio in a number density of atoms other than tungsten and oxygen atoms to the tungsten atoms does not exceed approximately 0.83.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru Ohuchi, Hirofumi Fujita, Shinya Fujimura
  • Patent number: 8593052
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for modifying a carbon nanotube electrode interface, which modifies carbon nanotubes used as a neuron-electrode interface by performing three stages of modifications and comprises the steps of: carboxylating carbon nanotubes to provide carboxyl functional groups and improve the hydrophilicity of the carbon nanotubes; acyl-chlorinating the carboxylated carbon nanotubes to replace the hydroxyl functional groups of the carboxyl functional groups with chlorine atoms; and aminating the acyl-chlorinated carbon nanotubes to replace the chlorine atoms with a derivative having amine functional groups at the terminal thereof. The modified carbon nanotubes used as the neuron-electrode interface has lower impedance and higher adherence to nerve cells. Thus is improved the quality of neural signal measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Shiang-Jie Yen, Huan-Chieh Su, Tri-Rung Yew, Yen-Chung Chang, Wei-Lun Hsu, Shih-Rung Yeh
  • Patent number: 8591280
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display (OLED) apparatus and a method of manufacturing the same, the OLED apparatus including: a substrate; an active layer formed on the substrate; a gate electrode insulated from the active layer; source and drain electrodes insulated from the gate electrode and electrically connected to the active layer; a pixel defining layer formed on the source and drain electrodes, having an aperture to expose one of the source and drain electrodes; an intermediate layer formed in the aperture and comprising an organic light emitting layer; and a facing electrode which is formed on the intermediate layer. One of the source and drain electrodes has an extension that operates as a pixel electrode. The aperture exposes the extended portion. The intermediate layer is formed on the extended portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Do-Hyun Kwon, Il-Jeong Lee, Choong-Youl Im, Dae-Hyun No, Cheol-Ho Yu
  • Patent number: 8552637
    Abstract: Provided is a an organic electroluminescence element comprising: a transparent plate with an electrode attached, which comprises a transparent-plate body that exhibits light-transmissivity, and a first electrode that is installed on the transparent-plate body; a second electrode arranged in opposition to the first electrode, and which has a different polarity from the first electrode; and a light-emitting layer installed in between the first electrode and the second electrode. The first electrode, comprising a mixed layer having a conductive first resin and a multitude of wire-formed conductors, and a conductive-resin layer having conductive resin and not having any wire-formed conductors, consists of being laminated on the transparent-plate body, with the mixed layer arranged at the transparent-plate body side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
    Inventor: Kyoko Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8519612
    Abstract: An organic light emitting diode (OLED) display device and a method of fabricating the OLED display device, the OLED display device includes a substrate including an emission region and a non-emission region, a black matrix disposed in a region excluding a part of the emission region, a buffer layer disposed on the entire surface of the substrate, a semiconductor layer disposed on the buffer layer in the non-emission region, a gate electrode disposed on the semiconductor layer, a gate insulating layer insulating the semiconductor layer from the gate electrode and formed on the entire surface of the substrate, a first electrode formed on the gate insulating layer in the emission region, source and drain electrodes electrically connected with the semiconductor layer and the first electrode, an interlayer insulating layer insulating the source and drain electrodes from the gate electrode and opening a part of the first electrode, a pixel defining layer opening a part of the first electrode and disposed on the ent
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ju-Won Yoon, Su-Mi Lee, Sung-Ho Kim, Il-Jeong Lee, Ji-Yong Noh, Hee-Seong Jeong
  • Patent number: 8510932
    Abstract: A method for manufacture of a conductor assembly. The assembly is of the type which, when conducting current, generates a magnetic field or in which, in the presence of a changing magnetic field, a voltage is induced. In an example embodiment one or more first coil rows are formed. The assembly has multiple coil rows about an axis with outer coil rows formed about inner coil rows. A determination is made of deviations from specifications associated with the formed one or more first coil rows. One or more deviations correspond to a magnitude of a multipole field component which departs from a field specification. Based on the deviations, one or more wiring patterns are generated for one or more second coil rows to be formed about the one or more first coil rows. The one or more second coil rows are formed in the assembly. The magnitude of each multipole field component that departs from the field specification is offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Magnet Lab, Inc.
    Inventor: Rainer Meinke
  • Patent number: 8506340
    Abstract: Presented is a method for retrofitting an electric lamp having an electric switch with a dimmer unit. The method includes providing a dimmer unit configured for dimming the electric lamp. The dimmer unit includes a microcontroller, and a lamp switch connector socket in electrical communication with the microcontroller. The method further includes providing a lamp switch connector, electrically disconnecting the electric switch from the electric lamp, electrically connecting the electric switch to the lamp switch connector, and electrically connecting the lamp switch connector to the lamp switch connector socket. Consequently, the electric switch is functionally isolated from the lamp and in electrical communication microcontroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Crestron Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Russikesh Kumar, Evan Robert Ackmann, Doug Jacobson
  • Patent number: 8430705
    Abstract: A first side has a first surface on which is located a material, at least a portion of which is to be formed into at least one tip. A second side has a second surface which is heated. At least one of the first and second surfaces being moved so material located on the first surface comes into physical contact with the second surface. Then at least one of the first side and the second side are moved, wherein the physical contact between the material and the second surface is maintained, causing the material to stretch between the second surface and the first surface, generating at least one capillary bridge. Movement is continued until the physical contact between the material and the second surface is broken resulting in the formation of at least one sharp conductive tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sambandan, John E. Northrup, Gregory L. Whiting, Robert A. Street
  • Patent number: 8419495
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a switchable PBD includes filling a plurality of first-type particles and a plurality of second-type particles into each cell, where the plurality of first-type particles carries charges of a first charge polarity having a first charge density and the plurality of second-type particles is substantially electrically neutral, or carries charges having a second charge density that is substantially lower than the first charge density of the first-type particles, and filling a fluid into each cell, where the fluid comprises a charge controlling agent having a second charge polarity opposite to the first charge polarity, and the charge controlling agent has a substantially selective wettability, absorbability or adsorbability on the plurality of second-type particles. As such, at least part of the plurality of second-type particles is charged to have the second charge polarity in each cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Delta Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Rong-Chang Liang, Jiunn-Jye Hwang, Jung-Yang Juang, Min-Chiao Tsai
  • Patent number: 8388399
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an organic light-emitting display apparatus according to a laser-induced thermal imaging (LITI) method, the method including patterning a transfer layer arranged on a donor film; disposing the donor film on an acceptor substrate; laminating the donor film on the acceptor substrate; transferring the transfer layer of the donor film to the acceptor substrate; and removing the donor film from the acceptor substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Sul Kim, Jae-Seok Park, Cheol-Lae Roh
  • Publication number: 20130003394
    Abstract: A lamp assembly includes a base and a lamp socket supported by the base. The lamp socket has a cylindrical inner surface with screw threads formed thereon. A lamp holder has a socket portion and an arm portion. A lower part of the socket portion is inserted within the lamp socket and is held in place by the screw threads of the lamp socket. The arm portion extends laterally from an upper part of the socket portion. A lamp package containing a lamp at least partially encased in packaging is attached to the arm portion of the lamp holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: TARGET BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Peter M. Foltz, Laszlo Titkos, Jacob Strassburger
  • Patent number: 8333633
    Abstract: A method for forming a tip for a carbon nanotube wire is introduced. The method includes the following steps. A carbon nanotube wire is provided. A laser beam irradiates the carbon nanotube wire until the carbon nanotube wire is broken off such that the carbon nanotube wire forms a taper-shaped tip. A scan power of the laser beam is in a range from about 1 watt to about 10 watts. A scan speed of the laser beam is equal to or less than 200 millimeters per second.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Peng Liu, Duan-Liang Zhou, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 8267733
    Abstract: A laminated structure is formed by placing a cover substrate over a device substrate with a projection structure in between in the vacuum atmosphere. Next, the laminated structure is taken out into the air in a state that a space between the device substrate and the cover substrate is maintained in the vacuum atmosphere. Subsequently, the portion of the organic layer formed on the auxiliary electrode is removed by irradiating laser light to the laminated structure. Since the space between the device substrate and the cover substrate is maintained in the vacuum atmosphere, even if the laser light is emitted to the laminated structure taken out into the air, the laser light is emitted to the portion of the organic layer formed on the auxiliary electrode in the vacuum atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuo Ozawa
  • Publication number: 20120206032
    Abstract: A U-shaped groove and a V-shaped groove are formed onto a cladding disposed on a substrate, a core and a metal structure are formed inside the grooves, respectively, and then the substrate surface is planarized. Further, after a cladding is formed again, the substrate is cut and the cut surface is polished such that the metal structure inside the V-shaped groove has a predetermined thickness, thereby forming a scattering body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventors: Yoko SHINOHARA, Norio Chiba, Manabu Oumi, Masakazu Hirata, Sachiko Tanabe, Yoshikazu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20120187871
    Abstract: A low-pressure discharge lamp includes a discharge vessel, a gas discharge medium including nitrogen contained in the discharge vessel at low pressure, wherein the discharge lamp is configured such that light may be generated by a high-current discharge process of the gas discharge medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: OSRAM AG
    Inventors: Ursel Fantz, Roland Friedl, Holger Hein, Achim Hilscher, Patrick Starke
  • Patent number: 8227979
    Abstract: A method of matching a color of a light to the color of an object is presented which results in custom colored light emitting diodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel Landry, David Socha
  • Patent number: 8167675
    Abstract: A dispersion-type EL element is a dispersion-type electroluminescent element with at least a transparent coating layer, a transparent conductive layer, a phosphor layer, a dielectric layer and a rear electrode layer sequentially formed on a base film surface. The transparent coating layer can be peeled off the surface of the base film. The transparent conductive layer is formed by applying a coating liquid composed mainly of conductive oxide particles and a binder on a surface of the transparent coating layer, applying compression processing to the applied layer and then curing the compressed layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Masaya Yukinobu, Yuki Murayama, Yasuo Tsukui
  • Patent number: 8154203
    Abstract: A plasma display member does not cause an erroneous discharge in a display region end portion and includes: a substrate (1); a substantially stripe-shaped address electrode (2) arranged on the substrate (1); a dielectric layer (3) covering the address electrode (2) and a grid-shaped partition arranged on the dielectric layer (3) and having main walls (4) substantially parallel to the address electrode (2) and auxiliary walls (5) intersecting the main partitions (4). The auxiliary wall (5) intersecting the main wall (4) located at the outermost position among the main walls (4) located at non-display regions (7) at the right and left of a display region (6) has a bottom width identical to the bottom width (L1) of the main wall (4) located at the outermost position among the main walls (4) located at the non-display regions (7) at the right and left of the display region (6) which is multiplied by 0.3 to 1.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Minori Kamada, Kenichi Kawabe
  • Patent number: 8113902
    Abstract: A flat display panel sealing device that can prevent separation of a sealant by applying pressure to a first substrate and a second substrate with the sealant therebetween is disclosed. While the pressure is applied, light is irradiated to the sealant, whereby the first and second substrates are sealed together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-Wook Kang, Min-Sang Koo
  • Patent number: 8110976
    Abstract: A method of preparing a field electron emitter includes preparing an aqueous solution including a carbon nanotube-nucleic acid composite, preparing a substrate to receive the carbon nanotube-nucleic acid composite, and electrophoresis-depositing the carbon nanotube-nucleic acid composite onto the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Korea University Research and Business Foundation
    Inventors: Yong-chul Kim, Byeong-kwon Ju, Seung-wook Kim
  • Publication number: 20110280376
    Abstract: The invention describes an X-ray tube for generating X-radiation, wherein the tube comprises a rotary structure, which comprises a rotating anode, a stationary structure for rotatably supporting the rotary structure, a hydrodynamic bearing, which is arranged between the rotary structure and the stationary structure, wherein the bearing comprises a gap between the rotary structure and the stationary structure, means for stabilising the dimensions of the gap with respect to distortions because of thermo-mechanical causes. A further aspect, which is described, is a method for manufacturing the tube according to the invention, wherein means for stabilising the dimensions of the gap are arranged. It is also described an X-ray system for diagnostic use comprising the tube according to the invention, wherein the X-ray system is adapted to stabilise the dimensions of the gap. Another aspect of the specification is a method for manufacturing the X-ray system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Rolf Karl Otto Behling, Christoph Bathe, Michael Luebcke, Van-Minh Duong, Krishna Swamy
  • Patent number: 8053985
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescent device and its method of manufacturing are provided. The organic electroluminescent device may include a rear substrate, an organic electroluminescent unit including a first electrode, an organic film, and a second electrode stacked on a surface of the rear substrate. It may also include a front substrate joined to the rear substrate to seal an internal space in which the organic electroluminescent unit is disposed. It may also include a porous oxide layer composed of a porous silica and a metal compound on a lower surface thereof. A device constructed according to the present invention may have excellent adsorption of moisture and oxygen, thereby increasing the life span of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Hyuk Lee, Hae-Seung Lee, Yoon-Hyeung Cho, Won-Jong Kim, Jin-Woo Park
  • Patent number: 8049402
    Abstract: An improved OLED display includes a substrate, a semiconductor having a uniform thickness formed on the substrate, first and second ohmic contacts, and a driving voltage line having an input electrode and an output electrode. An insulating layer is formed on the driving voltage line and the output electrode. A control electrode is formed on the insulating layer and overlaps the semiconductor. The method of manufacturing the OLED display entails forming a semiconductor on a substrate, forming a photoresist film on the semiconductor, forming a doped amorphous silicon layer on the photoresist film, removing the photoresist film along with a portion of the doped amorphous silicon disposed on the photoresist film to form first and second ohmic contacts, respectively forming input and output electrodes on the first and second ohmic contacts, forming an insulating layer on the input and output electrodes, and forming a control electrode on the insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byoung-Seong Jeong, Joon-Hoo Choi, Yong-Hwan Park
  • Patent number: 8033880
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a spark plug which includes: (a) preparing a metal shell; (b) preparing an insulator; (c) inserting the insulator in an insertion hole of the metal shell; (d) forming an intended crimping portion of the metal shell into a crimping portion; and (e) pressing a lower side portion of the metal shell closer to a position lower than the intended compressive deformation portion, and pressing the crimping portion of the metal shell in an axial direction to compressively deform the intended compressive deformation portion of the metal shell and thus seal a space between a stepped portion of the metal shell and a stepped portion of the insulator, wherein step (e) controls a pressing amount of a press in a constant value from the start of compressive deformation to the end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Suzuki, Mai Nakamura, Mamoru Musasa
  • Patent number: 8022630
    Abstract: An arc discharge lamp (10) has an envelope (12) including a base (14) containing lead-ins (16, 18). An arc tube (20) is positioned within the envelope (12) and has electrodes (22, 24) sealed therein. The electrodes have connection ends (26, 28) extending outside of the arc tube (20). A flexible primary electrical connector (30) is fixed between one of the lead-ins (16) and one of the connection ends (26) of one of the electrodes (22), the flexible primary electrical connector (30) having an area “A” subject to intergranular corrosion in the presence of oxygen and arc tube operating temperatures. A rigid secondary, intergranular-corrosion-resistant electrical connector (32) is electrically connected between the lead-in (16) and the one of the connection ends (26) of the one of the electrodes (22), the rigid secondary electrical connector (32) by-passing the area “A” that is subject to intergranular corrosion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventor: Chung-Yao Chao
  • Patent number: 7992284
    Abstract: A method for manufacture of a conductor assembly. The assembly is of the type which, when conducting current, generates a magnetic field or in which, in the presence of a changing magnetic field, a voltage is induced. In an example embodiment one or more first coil rows are formed. The assembly has multiple coil rows about an axis with outer coil rows formed about inner coil rows. A determination is made of deviations from specifications associated with the formed one or more first coil rows. One or more deviations correspond to a magnitude of a multipole field component which departs from a field specification. Based on the deviations, one or more wiring patterns are generated for one or more second coil rows to be formed about the one or more first coil rows. The one or more second coil rows are formed in the assembly. The magnitude of each multipole field component that departs from the field specification is offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Advanced Magnet Lab, Inc.
    Inventor: Rainer Meinke
  • Patent number: 7985114
    Abstract: A method for making a field emission lamp generally includes the steps of: (a) providing a cathode emitter; (b) providing a transparent glass tube having a carbon nanotube transparent conductive film and a fluorescent layer, wherein the carbon nanotube transparent conductive film and the fluorescent layer are both disposed on an inner surface of the transparent glass tube; (c) providing a first glass feedthrough, a second glass feedthrough, and a nickel pipe, wherein the first glass feedthrough has an anode down-lead pad and an anode down-lead pole connected to the anode down-lead pad, and the second glass feedthrough has a cathode down-lead pole; (d) securing the nickel pipe to one end of the cathode emitter and securing the other end of the cathode emitter to one end of the cathode down-lead pole of the second glass feedthrough; and (e) melting and assembling the first and second glass feedthroughs to ends of the transparent glass tube respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yang Wei, Lin Xiao, Feng Zhu, Liang Liu, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Publication number: 20110169724
    Abstract: Interferometric modulators and methods of making the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, an interferometric display includes a sub-pixel having a membrane layer with a void formed therein. The void can be configured to increase the flexibility of the membrane layer. The sub-pixel can further include an optical mask configured to hide the void from a viewer. In another embodiment, an interferometric display can include at least two movable reflectors wherein each movable reflector has a different stiffness but each movable reflector has substantially the same effective coefficient of thermal expansion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi Tao, Fan Zhong, Yeh-Jiun Tung
  • Patent number: 7977868
    Abstract: A full-color active matrix organic light emitting display including a transparent substrate, a color filter positioned on an upper surface of the substrate, a spacer layer formed on the upper surface of the color filter, a metal oxide thin film transistor backpanel formed on the spacer layer and defining an array of pixels, and an array of single color, organic light emitting devices formed on the backpanel and positioned to emit light downwardly through the backpanel, the spacer layer, the color filter, and the substrate in a full-color display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Cbrite Inc.
    Inventors: Chan-Long Shieh, Gang Yu
  • Patent number: 7967653
    Abstract: A full color display comprising a red, a green, and a blue light emitting diode, each light emitting diode including a light emitting region having at least one layer of single crystal rare earth material, the rare earth material in each of the light emitting diodes having at least one radiative transition, and the rare earth material producing a radiation wavelength of approximately 640 nm in the red light emitting diode, 540 nm in the green light emitting diode, and 460 nm in the blue light emitting diode. Generally, the color of each LED is determined by selecting a rare earth with a radiative transition producing a radiation wavelength at the selected color. In cases where the rare earth has more than one radiative transition, tuned mirrors can be used to select the desired color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Inventors: Michael Lebby, Vijit Sabnis, Petar B. Atanackovic
  • Publication number: 20110065348
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a light-emitting element includes removing a resin layer of a multilayer composite by thermal decomposition. The multilayer composite includes a luminescent layer containing a plurality of luminescent particles, the resin layer disposed on the luminescent layer, and a light reflection layer disposed on the resin layer. The resin layer contains a solid resin and a plurality of resin particles dispersed in the solid resin. A temperature at which the reduction in mass of the resin particles measured by thermogravimetric analysis reaches 70% is lower than a temperature at which the reduction in mass of the solid resin measured by thermogravimetric analysis reaches 70%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Miida, Haruo Tomono
  • Patent number: 7837528
    Abstract: An evaporation mask, a method of manufacturing an organic electroluminescent device using the evaporation mask, and an organic electroluminescent device manufactured by the method are provided. The evaporation mask is formed of a thin film and is drawn taut by application of tension. The evaporation mask includes at least one mask unit, the mask unit including a plurality of main apertures, and a plurality of first dummy apertures formed adjacent to outermost ones of the main apertures in a direction in which tension is applied to the evaporation mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Shigemura, Chang Ho Kang
  • Patent number: 7833075
    Abstract: In a method for forming a metal line, a first metal layer and a second metal layer are deposited on a substrate. The first metal layer includes aluminum, and the second metal layer includes molybdenum. A photoresist pattern having a line-shape is formed on the second metal layer. The second metal layer is etched with a chlorine-containing etching gas using the photoresist pattern as a mask. The first metal layer is then etched with a mixture of a chlorine-containing gas and nitrogen gas and/or a mixture of a chlorine-containing gas and argon gas as an etching gas. Impurities such as chlorine ions are removed from the base substrate after etching the first metal layer with a fluorine-containing gas, hydrogen gas, or water vapor. A method for manufacturing a display substrate is disclosed using the method for forming a metal line to form source, drain, and gate electrodes and gate lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min-Seok Oh, Sang-Gab Kim, Shin-Il Choi, Hong-Kee Chin, Yu-Gwang Jeong, Seung-Ha Choi
  • Patent number: 7828618
    Abstract: A flat panel display includes a glass substrate, an organic light-emitting part, and a sealing part. The organic light-emitting part includes one or more organic light-emitting devices (OLED) formed on a surface of the glass substrate, which has a thickness of about 0.05 mm to about 0.5 mm. The sealing part seals the organic light-emitting part and protects it from damage during the manufacturing process. A method for manufacturing the flat panel display includes preparing a glass substrate of approximately 0.7 mm thickness or greater; forming a plurality of organic light-emitting devices on a surface of the glass substrate, wherein a group of one or more of the plurality of organic light-emitting devices constitutes an organic light-emitting part; sealing each organic light-emitting part; and etching the glass substrate to a predetermined thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Woo Park, Jang-Hyuk Kwon, Ho-Kyoon Chung
  • Publication number: 20100132607
    Abstract: Methods provide an alert to the release of mercury. A sealed container containing an odor-producing agent is provided proximate to a sealed breakable enclosure containing mercury, the container and/or the breakable enclosure physically separating the agent from the mercury. In response to a breaking of the breakable enclosure, the agent produces an odor as a function of the breaking, the odor providing an alert to a release of the mercury. Service methods are also provided, for example wherein a service provider provides the sealed breakable enclosure containing mercury and deploys the odor-producing agent. Articles of manufacture, systems, articles and programmable devices are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rick A. Hamilton, II, Paul A. Moskowitz, Brian M. O'Connell, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Publication number: 20100066236
    Abstract: An optical device deploring a phosphor layer having a textured surface to improve output of visual light is disclosed. A light emitting device includes a solid state light emitter and a phosphor layer. The solid state light emitter, for example, is configured to convert electrical energy to optical light. The phosphor layer includes a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface, for example, is the top surface while the second surface is the bottom surface. The phosphor layer is disposed over the solid state light emitter for generating luminous light in response to the optical light. The first surface of the phosphor layer, in one embodiment, is configured to include a texture, which has similarly shaped uniform configurations, capable of reducing total internal reflection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: BRIDGELUX, INC.
    Inventors: Tao Xu, Alex Shaikevitch
  • Publication number: 20100067215
    Abstract: The invention relates to a light source comprising a primary radiation source and a luminescent substance, and to a method for producing this light source. The invention relates, in particular, to a method for producing an electric light source using one or more luminescent substances emitting in the visible spectrum range, and at least one primary source emitting preferably in the UV range, and which is preferably, but not exclusively, an LED.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Zur Forderung der Wissensc haften E.V.
    Inventor: Martin Jansen
  • Publication number: 20100060198
    Abstract: A lamp provided with at least two LEDs of substantially the same colour and at least one driver for feeding each of said LEDs, wherein said at least one driver is adapted to feed said at least two LEDs during operation of the lamp at a different power level such that the largest difference in colour temperature of any pair of said LEDs during operation is less than the largest difference in colour temperature of any pair of said LEDs if being fed at an equal operational power level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicant: LITE-ON IT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tony van Endert
  • Patent number: 7666049
    Abstract: An electrodeposition display panel manufacturing method capable of manufacturing a highly reliable display panel in a short time and effectively, an electrodeposition display panel, and an electrodeposition display device are provided. Openings (5A), (5B) are provided in a rear substrate (2) of the cell. A nozzle (7A) to which an injector (8) is connected on the other side is inserted into the opening (5A), and a nozzle (7B) is inserted into the opening (5B). On the other end side of the nozzle (7B), a container for recovering a spilled display material (6) and a decompressor are arranged. While the display material (6) is pressure-injected from the opening (5A), evacuation and discharging air bubbles and the like are performed from the opening (5B). Thereby, the display material (6) is filled in the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Noriyuki Saito, Yoshinori Ito