Patents Examined by Alan B. Cariaso
  • Patent number: 11828455
    Abstract: A dynamic light source for a display is disclosed. The dynamic light source comprises a first light source located inside a first device; and a second light source. The first device is configured to allow light from the first light source to exit the first device in a first cone of angles and to reflect light incident outside the cone of angles back towards the first light source. The first device is configured such that injected light from the second light source is reflected by the first light source in a second cone of angles substantially coincident with the first cone of angles and that light output by the first device from the second light source is attenuated more than light output by the first light source, and an amount of attenuation is based on an intended dynamic power range of the dynamic light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS plc
    Inventor: Paul Stewart Morant
  • Patent number: 11790770
    Abstract: Pedestrian crossing zones at an intersection are often poorly illuminated. Lighting systems typically only partially illuminate the pedestrian crossing zone or provide only diffuse light. Herein is disclosed a crossing zone illumination system and method of operation, comprising a controller and an array of at least two lights coupled to a span wire above each pedestrian crossing zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: On It Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Laura Louise Rampersad
  • Patent number: 11781718
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) flat panel lighting fixture is provided. The LED flat panel lighting fixture comprises an LED flat panel lighting device comprising (a) one or more LEDs and (b) one or more first mating mechanisms. The LED flat panel lighting fixture further comprises a mounting bracket comprising one or more second mating mechanisms configured to each mate with a corresponding one of the one or more first mating mechanisms when the LED flat panel lighting device is rotated within the mounting bracket and with respect to the mounting bracket. The rotation of the LED flat panel lighting device within a plane of the mounting bracket and with respect to the mounting bracket causes the mating of the one or more second mating mechanisms with the corresponding ones of the one or more first mating mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventors: Alan Barry Feit, Brian Halliwell
  • Patent number: 11774084
    Abstract: A thermal management system for led luminaires that, in certain embodiments, includes a heat sink, a heat-dissipating pipe, a base plate, a variable speed air-cooling element, an air-directing structure, a temperature measuring element, and a driver that includes at least one of thermal sensing response logic, light-emitting dimming control logic, fan speed control logic and air-cooling element malfunction detection logic. In some instances, the heat sink includes a plurality of fins coupled to a base plate. In some instances, one or more heat-dissipating pipes extend partially inserted along the length of the base plate and outwardly away from an end of the base plate. In some embodiments, an LED PCB assembly is coupled to the base plate. In some embodiments, fan speed variability, LED dimming, or both are engaged in combination with heat transfer and dissipation associated with the heat sink and the one or more heat-dissipating pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Inventor: Alexander James Gerard
  • Patent number: 11744299
    Abstract: A safety-monitoring garment system is used to thoroughly monitor the health and performance of a user. The system includes a garment, at least one health-monitoring sensor, at least one performance-tracking sensor, a microcontroller, a user controller, and a portable power source. The garment is preferably a jacket for the user. The at least one health-monitoring sensor continuously monitors the vitals of the user, and the at least one performance-tracking sensor monitors the performance status of the user. The microcontroller stores, analyzes, and delivers the data from the at least one health-monitoring sensor and the at least one performance-tracking sensor to an external computing device. The user controller manages the at least one health-monitoring sensor and the at least one performance-tracking sensor. The portable power source provides the necessary power for the at least one health-monitoring sensor, the at least one performance-tracking sensor, the microcontroller, and the user controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Inventor: Fabian Vincent Lopez
  • Patent number: 11739895
    Abstract: The invention relates to the technical field of lighting, more particularly to a LED street light that includes a main body and a support arm connected to the main body. A female joint is provided at one end of the support arm close to the main body. A male joint is provided at one end of the main body close to the support arm. When installing the LED street light, the male joint and the female joint are mutually inserted to supply power to the main body, without arranging the circuits in the LED street light before installation, which greatly simplifies the installation process and reduces the installation time and the installation difficulty. In addition, due to the reduction of the installation time and installation difficulty, the safety hazards caused by the installation of the LED street lights can also be prevented, and safety is thus improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Inventor: Zebin Zheng
  • Patent number: 11729877
    Abstract: A lighting fixture appears as a skylight and is referred to as a skylight fixture. First and second light engines of the fixture provide different color points, peak light intensity angles, far-field light distribution characteristics, and/or circadian stimulus values. A skylight fixture may include a sky-resembling assembly and a plurality of sun-resembling assemblies, with dedicated optical assemblies and/or light sources. A lighting fixture may include multiple waveguides that different extraction feature patterns and/or may be sequentially arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries Lighting LLC
    Inventors: Bernd P. Keller, Michael Leung, Benjamin A. Jacobson, Eric Tarsa, James Ibbetson, Claudio Girotto
  • Patent number: 11717045
    Abstract: A helmet includes a lighting system integrated into the helmet. The helmet includes a first layer and a second layer. The helmet includes a plurality of light emitting devices between the first layer and the second layer. A controller is configured to control the light emitting devices. A power source is configured to power the light emitting devices and the controller. The light emitting devices are operably connected to the controller and the power source. In some configurations, a lighting system can be contained in a shell that that can be attached to an existing helmet. In some configurations, a lighting system is contained in a flexible material that can be fitted onto an existing helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Inventor: Vernon Lombard
  • Patent number: 11719400
    Abstract: Electrical devices with lights having onboard secondary power supplies are configured with synchronizable zone-based operation and/or color selectable modes. The electrical devices can be power receptacles and can be connected to a line input of a power circuit of a power grid and can also have the onboard secondary (emergency power) power supplies. The devices are configured so that respective lights can automatically illuminate upon motion detection in a zone and/or upon a disruption to the power circuit or to a powered state of a particular electrical device. The devices can be configured to allow a user to select different color or color temperatures using a color selection circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Inventors: Abdulkabir O. Dansalami, Saivaraprasad Murahari, Kevin Zhong, Huafei Huang, Sophia Zhang
  • Patent number: 11712093
    Abstract: An illuminated walking assistance apparatus is disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the apparatus provides an elongated staff having a ground-engaging tip portion at a first end and a handle at an opposing second end. The staff provides a light pipe positioned proximal the tip portion and having a light-emitting member disposed therein to selectively illuminate the ground proximal the tip portion. The staff further provides a red nightlight which is always on so as to facilitate locating the apparatus in a dark environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Inventor: Ray Winn
  • Patent number: 11708963
    Abstract: The light fixture connects a separable cage to a that may directly mount to the wall of a structure or which may mount to the structure through a wall plate. The cage has a frame with a roof and an open rear side that receives the backplate. A lighting assembly is connected to the front face of the backplate and is thereby housed within the interior of the cage when the unit is assembled and which can be accessed when the cage is removed. To removably attach the cage to the backplate, an aperture is provided within a ledge in the backplate that receives a tab to suspend the cage from the backplate fixedly connected to the supporting structure. Thus, the lighting assembly can be accessed by separating the cage from the backplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Inventors: Larry J. Glazer, Wendell S. Dodson
  • Patent number: 11691697
    Abstract: A marine vessel includes a vessel body including a navigation light, an imager provided in a vicinity of or adjacent to the navigation light, and a light shield provided between the navigation light and the imager so as to block light from the navigation light to the imager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Inventors: Kohei Terada, Hirofumi Amma, Yoshimasa Kinoshita, Shimpei Fukumoto, Mitsuaki Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 11692697
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application relate to the technical field of lamps, and in particular, disclose a photoreceptor mounting base and a lamp. A photoreceptor mounting base includes a housing and a rotation member. The housing is provided with a receiving cavity and an opening that communicates with the receiving cavity. The rotation member is received in the receiving cavity and is rotatably connected to the housing. The rotation member is configured to mount a photoreceptor, and a part of the photoreceptor is exposed to the opening. By means of the preceding modes, the embodiments of the present application can implement: through the rotation of the rotation member, the rotation of the photoreceptor can be implemented; a photoreceptive lens disposed on an exposed part of the photoreceptor can rotate around an axis of the rotation member, so as to implement accurate induction of changing light rays outside by the photoreceptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Inventor: Qing Huang
  • Patent number: 11680695
    Abstract: An anti-glare film for a light source is disclosed. The light source may be a light source with a Lambertian distribution, such as an LED light source. The anti-glare film may include a micro-frustum array to reduce the angular distribution of the light source and thus reduce glare. In some implementations, anti-glare film may further include a light shaping diffuser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Luminit LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Ang, Mitch Jansen, Balvinder Gogia
  • Patent number: 11674670
    Abstract: A downlight apparatus includes a downlight housing, a drawstring module and a light module. The downlight housing has a surface rim and a downlight holder. The surface rim defines a rim opening. The surface rim conceals an installation cavity. The holder defines a holder space connected to the rim opening. The downlight housing is attached in the installation cavity with a fixing unit. The drawstring module is used for collecting a pullable wire. The pullable wire is electrically connected to a power source. The light module has a light source and a light housing. The light housing is connected to a bottom end of the pullable wire for electrically connecting the power source to the light source. The light module is pulled out from the holder space to an adjustable distance from the rim opening with the pullable wire connecting the light module to the downlight housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventors: Jinfu Chen, Lina Bai, Ying Chen, Zhenyu Tang, Shuxing Gao, Yongzhe Dong
  • Patent number: 11668450
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for a light emitting apparatus comprising a directional LED array and an opaque lens configured to disperse light in an omnidirectional output pattern while maintaining similar light dispersion and heat dissipation performance as that of translucent lenses. In accordance with various aspects of the present disclosure, the desired optical properties of the present light emitting apparatus may be enabled through the use of a lens constructed from a polycarbonate or polycarbonate blend material melt blended with a concentration of organic diffusion particles to comprise a thermoplastic matrix having a desired opacity and optical characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: EmeryAllen, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Garber
  • Patent number: 11639899
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a lighting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: M-Vision Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Guyoul Lee
  • Patent number: 11638339
    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 in which light incident on a surface of the fixture and cumulative light exiting the fixture have different color points; light fixtures in which light distribution characteristics of light engines differ; and/or other features. The invention also relates to corresponding methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Inventors: Michael Leung, Ben Jacobson, Eric Tarsa, James Ibbetson, Claudio Girotto, Bernd Keller
  • Patent number: 11635190
    Abstract: A luminaire structure, comprises a plurality of housing segments, each with at least one lighting zone, and configured to be assembled to form a support structure defining at least one panel supporting zone for supporting at least one acoustic panel removably attached thereto, wherein each of the lighting zones in the support structure is oriented to be adjacent the at least one acoustic panel, and operable to receive a lighting module to deliver light to an interior space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Axis Lighting Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Yaphe, Andrew Miles, Nicola Zarboni, Jennifer Abboud, Hanna Medwid
  • Patent number: 11618321
    Abstract: A panel device includes a panel unit, a light-blocking layer, and an indicator light projector. The light-blocking layer is located between the panel unit and the indicator light projector, specifically, on a rear surface of the panel unit. The indicator light projector is located relatively close to the light-blocking layer. When indicators displayed on the panel unit are viewed from the outer side, representations provided by the indicator light projector are visually recognizable even when viewed from an angled position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Inventors: Yusuke Nomura, Akito Ishihara, Yuki Sakai