Patents by Examiner Alexander Garlen
  • Patent number: 9702534
    Abstract: An illumination system comprises a single mounting bracket that fits across the front of a safety helmet and terminates on each end in a holding fixture that secures a flashlight in a removable arrangement. The mounting bracket is configured such that the pair of flashlights will be positioned on either side of, and against, the sides of the helmet. The mounting bracket includes one or more centrally-located apertures that accommodate pre-existing fasteners used, for example, to attach a shield to the front of the helmet (the shield carrying insignia identifying the emergency organization).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Light Shield Products LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Lee Brion
  • Patent number: 9671088
    Abstract: Various embodiments may relate to a lens for an illumination device, including an incident surface, an emergent surface, and a reflective surface connected between the incident surface and the emergent surface. The lens includes a first axis as an optical axis of the lens, a second axis perpendicular to the first axis and extending in a longitudinal direction of the lens, the first axis and the second axis defining a symmetrical surface of the lens, and a third axis perpendicular to the symmetrical surface, a first portion of light from a light source is incident upon the incident surface, refracted by the emergent surface, and then emerges to form a first light beam, and a second portion of light from the light source is incident upon the incident surface, reflected by the reflective surface, refracted by the emergent surface, and then emerges to form a second light beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Yusheng Ming, Zhijun Ou, Guangwei Chi, Jing Lin
  • Patent number: 9671087
    Abstract: In an illumination device, light emitted from an emission element is directed toward a second luminous flux control member by a first luminous flux control member of a luminous flux control member, and then toward the side and rear of the illumination device from the second luminous flux control member. The light is then caused to pass through a cover having a shape in which the ratio (R/O) of the distance (R) between P3-P4 in the Y direction to the distance (O) between P1-P2 in the X direction is greater than 0.33 and less than 1.2, and then the light is evenly distributed to the front, sides and rear of the illumination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Enplas Corporation
    Inventor: Masato Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9671080
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighting device (1) for a motor vehicle headlight, wherein the lighting device (1) has at least one reflector (10, 11, 12, 13), and assigned to the at least one reflector (10, 11, 12, 13) is at least one light source (20, 21, 22, 23), and light from the at least one light source (20, 21, 22, 23) is radiated into a region in front of the lighting device (1) by means of the reflector (10, 11, 12, 13) in order to form a light distribution or a part of a light distribution. The lighting device (1) has at least one, preferably exactly one reflector support (30), and the at least one reflector (10, 11, 12, 13) is fixedly attached to the at least one reflector support (30), and the at least one light source (20, 21, 22, 23) is arranged on at least one light source support (40, 41, 42, 43), and the at least one light source support (40, 41, 42, 43) is movably mounted on the reflector support (30) and can be fixed in a defined position relative to the reflector support (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: ZKW GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Seyrlehner, Christoph Zeller
  • Patent number: 9656711
    Abstract: A saddle type vehicle is provided wherein the visibility thereof can be improved. The saddle type vehicle includes a headlamp configured to illuminate the front of the vehicle and position lamps configured to emit light for the visibility of the vehicle or act as blinkers. The position lamps are disposed in a left and right pair in front of the headlamp. Further, the left and right position lamps are disposed in such a manner as to sandwich the headlamp therebetween as viewed in front elevation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keita Mikura, Taro Nishimoto, Eiji Sugiyama, Tomiji Niitsu, Hisashi Kadomasu
  • Patent number: 9651238
    Abstract: A lighting system or luminaire can comprise two environmentally sealed housings. One of the housings can house one or more light emitting diodes. The other housing can house a driver for supplying electricity to the light emitting diode or diodes. The housings can be nested together. For example, one of the housings can extend partially into a cavity of the other housing. A portion of the cavity can remain unfilled when the housings are nested, to provide an air gap between the two housings. The air gap can be environmentally exposed, for example exposed to moisture when the lighting system is mounted outdoors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Caleb Timothy Badley
  • Patent number: 9642336
    Abstract: A portable lighting apparatus including a lamp assembly that is adjustably adapted to be suspended from and secured to the side rails of a livestock grooming stand or chute, or alternately to an articulated lamp stand, to shed diffused light downward on an animal occupying the grooming stand or chute. The lamp assembly includes a rigid housing in which is received a weatherproof lighting fixture and an adjustable bracket mechanism for suspending the assembly from the side rails or lamp stand. The lamp stand includes a position-adjustable hangar assembly for supporting the lamp assembly, a base, and a set of support arms that can be collapsed to a transport position for ease of transport and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: Chad Burroughs
  • Patent number: 9644815
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a luminaire comprising one or more LED light sources (102) arranged within a light chamber that is enclosed by a translucent cover (302), having an inner surface (308), wherein the LED light source (102) is arranged to illuminate the inner surface (308) of the translucent cover (302). The translucent cover (302) comprises a prismatic optical structure (304) on the inner surface (308) for reflecting and/or refracting light from the LED light source (102) omni-directionally. The prismatic optical structure (304) is designed such that a direct view of the LED light source from outside the luminaire is obstructed by means of total internal reflection at the prismatic optical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Philips Lighting Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Maria Thijssen, Denis Joseph Carel Van Oers, Noud Johannes Fleuren
  • Patent number: 9644799
    Abstract: An LED light bulb with integrated power supply, and which may incorporate integrated communications and processing functions. The LED light bulb is designed to be efficiently manufactured in mass quantities using automated assembly techniques, and is constructed to exhibit the spatial light pattern of a regular incandescent bulb as closely as possible. Where communications and processing functions are integrated, the LED light bulb is able to communicate via wireless communications to a mobile phone, notebook, tablet, or other computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: SMARTBOTICS INC.
    Inventors: Ian Crayford, Kelly Coffey, Jon Edwards
  • Patent number: 9643204
    Abstract: A decorative display apparatus comprising a flameless candle with an integrated fountain is disclosed. The flameless candle with integrated fountain is designed to be a stand-alone device. The flameless candle with integrated fountain includes a translucent candle body containing a water reservoir to which an optional scent may be added, an optional sealed transparent cover, a power source which may be a battery, USB or DC supply from an AC converter, a pump and an integrated water and light diffuser. The flameless candle with integrated fountain may be operated in either candle-only mode or candle and fountain mode. The device may also be operated on a timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: Brian Ray
  • Patent number: 9640579
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optoelectronic module, more particularly to an optoelectronic chip-on-board module. The optoelectronic module comprises a substrate, wherein the substrate has a planar design. Furthermore, the optoelectronic module comprises a plurality of optoelectronic components that are arranged on the substrate. Furthermore, the optoelectronic module comprises a lens system having a plurality of lenses. The lens system comprises at least two lenses with different directivities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: HERAEUS NOBLELIGHT GMBH
    Inventors: Susanne Schadt, Michael Peil, Harald Maiweg, Florin Oswald, Marcus Krauel
  • Patent number: 9631806
    Abstract: A device for housing electronics and optics at the leading edge of a fire suppression operation. The device can be attached to a fire hose, water discharge outlet on a fire engine/ladder truck. The device can enhance fire ground visibility by means of a lighting source, enhance fire ground communication by means of a video monitoring source, enhance operation using infrared thermal imaging and enhance fire fighter safety by means of an atmospheric/biological metering/monitoring/warning source. All of these enhancements are preferably contained in one, unit with the ability to be deployed anywhere on the fire scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: All Clear Fire Systems, LLC
    Inventors: James Mabry, Danny Kleitsch
  • Patent number: 9632240
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes a ring-shaped light guide including ring-shaped light entry and light exit faces; and light-emitting devices arranged in a ring at predetermined intervals, at positions opposite the light entry face. The light guide includes collimating portions that collimate light emitted from the light-emitting devices. Each of the collimating portions includes light-reflecting faces for collimating, in the direction of the optical axis of the collimating portion, light emitted from the corresponding light-emitting device. The light-reflecting faces include: an outer reflecting face; an inner reflecting face; a lateral reflecting face; and a large radius reflecting face. A distance from the optical axis to an optical axis-side end portion of at least one of the outer reflecting face, the inner reflecting face, and the lateral reflecting face is less than a distance from the optical axis to an optical axis-side end portion of the large radius reflecting face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Kai, Tomoyuki Ogata, Yoshihiko Kanayama, Hiro Aoki
  • Patent number: 9625128
    Abstract: A high power Tri-proof LED lamp, comprises a lower PC cover, an upper aluminum cover and two end caps. Each end cap includes an inner end cap and an outer end cap. Said upper aluminum cover and lower PC cover are secured with the inner end cap by four inner end cap screws. The outer end cap is secured with the inner end cap by outer end cap screws. The tri-proof LED lamp in accordance to present invention brings more possibilities for manufacture of lamp in any length for any specific application, and to have good heat radiation efficiency and a flexibility in power design, along with a long life cycle and the convenience in installation and maintenance. With implementation of the emergency power supply module, the lamp in accordance with present invention may be able to deal with emergency situation, i.e. to work for awhile when in the event of power failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Xiamen PVTECH Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fuxing Lu
  • Patent number: 9626884
    Abstract: A durable LED light engine includes a printed circuit board including LEDs mounted thereon positioned between a substantially U-shaped top enclosure and a bottom enclosure. Once assembled together using alignment holes and projections, the combination of the substantially U-shaped top enclosure, the printed circuit board and the bottom enclosure are held together with a molding material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: General LED, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Freeman, Gray Lankford
  • Patent number: 9625121
    Abstract: A headlamp 1 includes (i) a laser element 2 for emitting a laser beam, (ii) a light emitting section 4, including a sealing material made from an inorganic material, for emitting fluorescence upon receiving the laser beam emitted from the laser element 2, and (iii) a heat sink 7 for releasing, via a contact surface of the heat sink 7 which contact surface is in contact with the light emitting section 4, heat generated in the light emitting section 4 in response to the laser beam emitted onto the light emitting section 4, the light emitting section 4 existing within a range which is determined on the basis of the contact surface and with which desired heat releasing efficiency is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuo Fukai, Yoshiyuki Takahira, Koji Takahashi, Yosuke Maemura, Yoshitaka Tomomura
  • Patent number: 9605830
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for reducing glare or pixilation associated with LEDs are disclosed. The disclosure relates to a light module that includes a cover panel that reduces contrast in the light emitted by LEDs. The cover panel can be mounted on a substrate which can include a plurality of LEDs. Apertures in the cover panel are aligned with each of the LEDs and any optic that may be disposed over each LED. A first portion of the light emitted from the LEDs passes through the optic only and into the environment to be illuminated. A second portion of the light emitted from the LEDs passes through both the optic and the cover panel before passing into the environment to be illuminated. The cover panel can be diffuse and can include various characteristics including textures, objects, and angled surfaces that assist in scattering light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Philip Dean Winters, Hung Dinh, Reed Alan Bradford, Sylvia Herman, Christopher Ladewig
  • Patent number: 9599294
    Abstract: Various embodiments may relate to an LED lighting device, including at least one mint-colored light-emitting diode, at least one amber-colored light-emitting diode and at least one yellow light-emitting diode and/or blue light-emitting diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Rosenauer, Bernhard Rieder, Moritz Engl
  • Patent number: 9588277
    Abstract: An optical waveguide sheet for use in an edge-lit backlight unit is provided, that allows rays of light to enter the end face and emits the rays of light from the front face substantially uniformly. The optical waveguide sheet includes on the back side thereof: a sticking preventive means; and a plurality of recessed portions falling toward the front face side. The sticking preventive means: a plurality of annular raised portions each provided around each of the plurality of recessed portions and projecting toward the back face side; and a plurality of protruding portions provided scatteredly in a region which does not include the annular raised portions. The optical waveguide sheet is preferably for use as a light guide film having an average thickness of no less than 100 ?m and no greater than 600 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Keiwa Inc.
    Inventors: Hironori Nakashima, Kenichi Harada
  • Patent number: 9587820
    Abstract: An active cooling device in the form of a torsional, oscillating synthetic jet is provided. Fins are oscillated in a manner that creates a flow of air that can be used to cool an electronic device such as a lamp. Embodiments of the active cooling device can be compact and readily incorporated within heat sinks of different sizes and configurations. The flow of air can be provided as jets of air distributed over multiple directions as may be desirable with certain electronics such as an omnidirectional lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Karl Kristian Udris, Glenn Howard Kuenzler, Jeremias Anthony Martins