Patents Examined by Alan B. Cariaso
  • Patent number: 10562441
    Abstract: A three dimensional truck or SUV cab marker light apparatus comprising a container having a right circular cylinder structure with a shape determined by the number of walls used during assembly, each wall being formed from a generally flat sheet of a rigid material and a transparent material, the walls being assembled to form a container enclosing an interior region for a light-transmission source and having a lower surface for attachment to a cab roof without drilling holes into the cab roof and without installing wires through the cab roof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: CAB OVER AMERICA LLC
    Inventor: Vincent L. Badkin
  • Patent number: 10563856
    Abstract: A heat dissipation structure (2) for a lighting device (1) is provided. The heat dissipation structure comprises at least two separate heat sinks (20, 10) for a light source (3) and a driver (7) for the light source, respectively. Each heat sink comprises fins (11, 21, 22) and a wall arrangement (15, 25). The at least two separate heat sinks are disposed along an axial direction of the lighting device. The fins of the at least two separate heat sinks are enclosed by the wall arrangements to form a chimney structure (30) arranged along (such as substantially parallel with) the axial direction of the lighting device. Further, the chimney structure comprises at least two sub-chimney structures (31, 32) arranged fluidly in parallel. The sub-chimney structures provide (accelerate) two air flows in parallel within the chimney structure, whereby cool air flows through the two sub-chimney structures simultaneously, which reduces heat concatenation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Jian Xue, Chengyong Lei
  • Patent number: 10564381
    Abstract: An illumination device including: a light source including a light emitting element that emits light; a first optical element that transmits the light; a second optical element that transmits the light transmitted by the first optical element; a holder that holds the second optical element; and a spring member including at least one spring portion that generates spring force by being deflected, the spring member pressing the second optical element against the holder with the spring force to hold the second optical element against the holder, wherein the first optical element and the second optical element deflect a center portion in a long edge direction of the at least one spring portion with respect to ends in the long edge direction of the at least one spring portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ritsuya Oshima, Masashige Suwa, Keiji Nakamura, Muneharu Kuwata
  • Patent number: 10557605
    Abstract: Various components for artificial candles and other lighting devices are described that can be used to create a realistic flame effect in the devices. The devices include a flame element that extends upwardly from a housing. A light source can be disposed with respect to the flame element such that the flame element is illuminated. A variety of drive mechanisms could be disposed within the body of the device that can cause movement of the flame element with respect to the housing. The flame element can be coupled to a housing or mounting bracket of the device using various components to suspend the flame element within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: L&L Candle Company LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Patton, James LaBelle, Jeffrey Thompson
  • Patent number: 10557604
    Abstract: Imitation candle devices and systems with features enable simulation of a realistic candle flame using moving lights are disclosed. In one aspect, an imitation candle device is provided that includes a flame sheet shaped to resemble a flame, a support member positioned in proximity to the flame sheet, and a light casing including a hole. An end of the support member extends into the hole and a tip of the end of the support member is in contact with an inner wall of the hole to allow movement of the light casing on the support member. The imitation candle device also includes a light emitter enclosed at least partially in the light casing and movable with movement of the light casing. The light emitter is oriented at an inclined angle with respect to the flame sheet to emit light onto the flame sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: L&L Candle Company, LLC
    Inventor: Xaiofeng Li
  • Patent number: 10551049
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a lamp support, a lamp arm on the lamp support, a lamp cup shell defining an installation seat at an end of the lamp arm, a lamp shade configured to be supported on the lamp cup shell, and an LED bulb configured to extend into the installation seat. The LED bulb includes a heat sink, an LED lamp panel on the heat sink including LEDs on a base board, a light transmitting cover covering the LED lamp panel, a bottom case assembly on the heat sink including an LED power drive module electrically coupled to the LED lamp panel, and electrical connection members for electrically coupling the LED bulb to the lamp cup shell. A screw press ring is configured to attach the LED bulb to the lamp shade, and mechanical installation members are configured to detachably couple the LED bulb to the lamp cup shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Gardenia Industrial Limited
    Inventor: Zhu Shi
  • Patent number: 10550532
    Abstract: The invention refers to a lighting automatic system for pedestrian crossing and to a method of making the markings for the pedestrian crossings. The system comprises several lighting units sank in the asphalt made of a box (2)welded by a netting (11) fixed on the bottom of the hole made for the mounting of the lighting units, the box (2) having an external frame (5) and being closed with a detachable cap (4) equipped with a window in which a protection frame is fixed (6) of a piece made of safety glass (8), the cap representing the transversal marking of the pedestrian crossing, in the interior of the box (2) being a LED lighting unit (1) powered by a net or a photovoltaic plant (14) mounted on a pile (17) in the proximity of the pedestrian crossing, on the surface of the cap (4) being poured bitumen subsequently painted with reflecting painting, so that the glass (8) in the mounted state of the system, to be at the level of the roadway (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Adrian-Ionut Trifan
  • Patent number: 10551022
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a light source, a rotation reflector that includes a reflective surface that reflects emission light emitted from the light source while rotating, a projection lens that projects the reflected light from the rotation reflector to a front of the vehicle, and a movable shade provided between the rotation reflector and the projection lens. The movable shade is configured to be movable between a first position where the reflected light passes when the reflected light is projected to the front side of the vehicle and a second position where at least a part of incident light that is incident from the projection lens is shielded so as not to reach the rotation reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 10544931
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion member includes a light-reflecting member and a phosphor-containing layer. The light-reflecting member is configured to reflect laser light. The phosphor-containing layer includes a base component provided on the light-reflecting member and one or more projecting portions protruding from the base component toward a direction away from the light-reflecting member. Each of the one or more projecting portions is configured to be irradiated with laser light. Each of the one or more projecting portions is smaller than the base component and larger than a spot of the laser light to be irradiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiaki Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10539288
    Abstract: A lighting device for vehicles, including a housing, which is closed by a transparent cover panel and contains a holographic lamp unit having has a light source unit, and including an optical unit containing a holographic element for generating a holographic luminous surface, the holographic element being disposed between the light source unit and the cover panel, so that it may be back-lit with the aid of the light source unit, and the holographic unit has a structure such that the holographic luminous surface is disposed between the holographic element and the cover panel, forming a distance from the holographic element and the cover panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hella GmbH & Co. KGAA
    Inventor: Martin Muegge
  • Patent number: 10527250
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a lighting apparatus which allows a three dimensional effect to be felt while surface light is emitted in a light source using a half-mirror member configured to reflect and transmit some light. Particularly, the present invention employs a half-mirror member configured to transmit some light emitted from a light source module configured to emit surface light and reflect the remaining light to implement an image like that reflected by a mirror when the lighting apparatus is off and a light image through which various three-dimensional images are felt when the lighting apparatus is on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Moo Hyun Cho, Ki Beom Kim, Hyun Duck Yang, Ki Chang Lee, Byoung Eon Lee
  • Patent number: 10520139
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a light emitting diode (LED) module, an LED lighting device comprising an LED module, and methods for manufacturing an LED module and/or an LED lighting device. In one embodiment, the LED lighting device comprises a housing comprising a metal shell and defining a central opening; and an LED module having one or more LEDs mounted about a periphery of a first surface of the LED module. The LED module is oriented and retained within the central opening of the housing such that the first surface faces out of the central opening. Furthermore, the LED module is secured to the housing via the metal shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Feit Electric Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Shen Yanwei
  • Patent number: 10514490
    Abstract: Provided is a backlight unit capable of causing light that has exited from a light guide plate to be incident to a liquid crystal panel with high efficiency. The object is achieved by providing the backlight unit including a light source; a light guide plate that causes light to be incident to through an edge face and to exit through one of principal surfaces; and an optical film disposed on a surface of the light guide plate, the surface being on the opposite side of the light exiting surface, in which the optical film has a plurality of reflective polarizing elements each having a curved surface, and/or a plurality of reflective polarizing elements each having an inclined surface that is inclined with respect to the direction of light propagation of the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yujiro Yanai, Yukito Saitoh, Shuntaro Ibuki, Jun Takeda
  • Patent number: 10513221
    Abstract: Provided is a soft upper trim of a vehicle door, in which an upper substrate, a foam, and a transparent skin are laminated, and particularly, to a soft upper trim for switch assembly of a vehicle door, in which a switch, which is configured to preserve continuity of a transparent skin and display lock and unlock symbols on the transparent skin, is easily assembled to an upper substrate, and a method of manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignees: SEOYON E-HWA CO., LTD., SEOYON AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ji Hyun Cho, Dong Suk Kim
  • Patent number: 10502374
    Abstract: A light fixture, e.g., as an artificial skylight, in which light within a region defined by x, y color coordinates (0.37, 0.34), (0.35, 0.38), (0.15, 0.20), and (0.20, 0.14) exits a first light engine, and light within a region defined by coordinates (0.29, 0.32), (0.32, 0.29), (0.41, 0.36), (0.48, 0.39), (0.48, 0.43), (0.40, 0.41), and (0.35, 0.38) exits a second light engine. Also, light fixtures in which a second light engine comprises a sidewall, and light exiting a first light engine passes through space defined by the sidewall; light fixtures in which first and second light engines are able to output light providing different CS values at a luminance; light fixtures wherein light incident on a surface of the fixture and cumulative light exiting the fixture have different color points; light fixtures wherein light distribution characteristics of light engines differ; and/or other features. The invention also relates to corresponding methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries Lighting LLC
    Inventors: Michael Leung, Ben Jacobson, Eric Tarsa, James Ibbetson, Claudio Girotto, Bernd Keller
  • Patent number: 10488562
    Abstract: A lens structure, adapted to be optically coupled to a light source, is provided, including a first surface, a second surface, and a light output surface. The first surface includes a convex surface protruding toward the light source. The second surface is opposite the first surface. The light output surface connects the first surface and the second surface. A lamp, a backlight module, and a display device including the lens structure are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: RADIANT OPTO-ELECTRONICS (SUZHOU) CO., LTD, RADIANT OPTO-ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Che-Wei Chang, Hui-Ching Hsueh
  • Patent number: 10473306
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a lighting fixture comprising a lighting device and a mounting bracket is provided. The lighting device comprises a front cover, a back cover, a frame, and at least one LED mounted within the interior of the lighting device. The frame has an interior edge that is in contact with a perimeter of the front cover and a perimeter of the back cover. The front cover, the back cover, and the frame define the interior of the lighting device. At least one of the frame and the back cover comprises one or more attachment mechanisms. The mounting bracket comprises a junction box mounting element configured for securing the mounting bracket to a junction box or a mounting surface, and one or more attachment mechanism mating elements configured to mate with the one or more attachment mechanisms when the lighting device is rotated within the mounting bracket to secure the lighting device into the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Feit Electric Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Barry Feit, Brian Halliwell
  • Patent number: 10464641
    Abstract: In some aspects of the disclosure, an attachable lighting device has a lighting assembly which includes a light housing, an attaching base, and one or more optical sources. The light housing is attached to the top of the attaching base and contains the one or more optical sources. The attachable lighting device has a receiving base which is attachable to an attachment surface of a boat. The attaching base is attachable to the receiving base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: American Radionic Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert M. Stockman
  • Patent number: 10465869
    Abstract: A lighting fixture appears as a skylight and is referred to as a skylight fixture. The skylight fixture has a sky-resembling assembly and a plurality of sun-resembling assemblies. The sky-resembling assembly has a sky-resembling optical assembly and a sky-specific light source, wherein light from the sky-specific light source exits a planar interior surface of the sky-resembling light optical assembly as skylight light. The plurality of sun-resembling assemblies are arranged adjacent one another and extend downward from a periphery of the sky-resembling assembly. Each of the plurality of sun-resembling assemblies has a sun-resembling optical assembly and a sun-specific light source, wherein light from the sun-specific light source exits a planar interior surface of the sun-resembling optical assembly as sunlight light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries Lighting LLC
    Inventors: Bernd P. Keller, Theodore D. Lowes, Michael Leung, Benjamin A. Jacobson, Eric Tarsa, James Ibbetson, Claudio Girotto
  • Patent number: 10465872
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a light source module and an illuminating device. The light source module and the device include adjusting the peak wavelength, the peak intensity and the chromaticity coordinate of the blue light, the red light and the yellow-green light in the irradiation light emitted by the light source module to be within the preset ranges, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Opple Lighting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jie Qiang, Zhixian Zhou