Patents Examined by Alan B. Cariaso
  • Patent number: 11002433
    Abstract: A light fixture assembly for mounting on a mounting surface of a building material includes: a light fixture. The light fixture comprises a main body comprising a back side surface and a light transmissive side surface opposing the back side surface. The main body has a first dimension from a first lateral edge to a second lateral edge opposing the first lateral edge that is greater than a second dimension from the back side surface to the light transmissive side surface. The assembly further includes a mounting adapter provided at the back side surface, and a plate spring provided at the back side surface and extending along a first direction from the first lateral edge to the second lateral edge. The plate spring is configured to apply a restoring force to the first lateral edge and the second lateral edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Nichia Corporation
    Inventors: Susumu Ninomiya, Tetsutoshi Ishida
  • Patent number: 10996509
    Abstract: A backlight unit and a display device including the backlight unit are provided. A backlight unit includes a substrate, light sources on a surface of the substrate, and a light transmission adjustment layer on the surface of the substrate and spaced apart from the light sources in a thickness direction, wherein the light transmission adjustment layer includes a light reflection layer having openings disposed therein, and a light absorption layer containing a light absorption material that is disposed in the openings and absorbs light having predetermined wavelength bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Eun Nam, Young Min Park
  • Patent number: 10995917
    Abstract: The subject invention provides a lighting system with a light source, a plurality of spokes to house the light source and a structural hub adapted to connect to the plurality of spokes. A method of using the lighting system includes connecting the plurality of spokes to the hub, emitting light from the light source housed within the plurality of spokes and connecting the hub to an electrical connection housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: David Robert Nowak, Donald K. Simmons, Jr., Luc Fortin
  • Patent number: 10995932
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus for providing uniform irradiance is provided. The lighting apparatus includes a light source configured to emit rays toward a polygonal target region, and a lens configured to uniformize irradiance from the light source to the target region, wherein sag of the lens and normals along a boundary of the lens are arranged so as to illuminate a perimeter of the target region based on an edge-ray mapping, wherein a lens surface is formed based on polyharmonic spline interpolations so as to smoothly illuminate an interior of the target region, wherein the irradiance is uniformized by argumenting light field tailoring of the lens, wherein the light field tailoring is augmented to maintain to maintain the irradiance perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Brand, Daniel Birch
  • Patent number: 10989404
    Abstract: A submersible light has an elongated tubular inner housing extending along an axis, an LED strip carrying a plurality of light-emitting diodes fitted into and extending axially inside the inner housing, and an elongated tubular outer housing longer than the inner housing and into which the tubular inner housing fits coaxially leaving end spaces in the outer housing at axially opposite outer ends of the inner and outer housings. Respective bodies of cured potting compound sealing the end spaces at the outer ends of the inner housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: LED-LINEAR GMBH
    Inventors: Heinz-Jakob Hendricks, Felix Kuepper, Jan Wessels, Soeren Bleul, Carsten Schaffarz
  • Patent number: 10982830
    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: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: L&L Candle Company, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Patton, James LaBelle, Jeffrey Thompson
  • Patent number: 10981494
    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: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: CAB OVER AMERICA LLC
    Inventor: Vincent L. Badkin
  • Patent number: 10976018
    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: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: L&L Candle Company, LLC
    Inventor: Xiaofeng Li
  • Patent number: 10976039
    Abstract: Provided is a lighting device including a light source for emitting light, a sensor configured to detect infrared radiation from a plurality of locations along a path in the field of view of the sensor, at least one attenuation element arranged between at least one location of the plurality of locations and the sensor so as to attenuate or block infrared radiation emitted from the at least one location before it reaches the sensor, and a controller. The at least one attenuation element is further arranged in relation to the field of view of the sensor for the signal output from the sensor to indicate, when an occupant is moving along the path, a direction of movement of the occupant along the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Harald Josef Gunther Radermacher, Rifat Ata Mustafa Hikmet, Anteneh Alemu Abbo, Hongming Yang, Johannes Petrus Wilhelmus Baaijens, Dave Willem Van Goor
  • Patent number: 10969538
    Abstract: A backlight module and a liquid crystal display device are provided. The backlight module includes a heat-dissipating body, a light source and a back plate. A side wall of the back plate includes a through hole portion. The heat-dissipating body is detachably installed at an outer side of the side wall of the back plate and covers the through hole portion, and the light source is received inside the through hole portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignees: HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, CHONGQING HKC OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuozhen Liang
  • Patent number: 10969070
    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: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Feit Electric Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Barry Feit, Brian Halliwell
  • Patent number: 10962195
    Abstract: A method for producing a styling arrangement for a lighting device of a vehicle, wherein a utilized light component of a light emitted by the light source is deflected by means of an optical unit to create a lighting function, and wherein a spill light component emitted by the light source is incident on the styling arrangement to illuminate the same, wherein a carrier part is provided, a multiplicity of design elements are integrally formed on its at least one flat side to produce a design component, in that the carrier part is bent about an axis extending transversely to long sides of the same, and in that the carrier part is attached by tabs integrally formed thereon to a support frame that holds a component of the lighting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Willeke Franz-Georg
  • Patent number: 10962180
    Abstract: A handheld clamp work light is disclosed having a light member, a housing member for movement of the light member, a handle member having a handle housing and a clamp member, and the handle housing and the clamp member include feet members which pivot and may be attached to an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Walter R. Tucker Enterprises, Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert Cacciabeve
  • Patent number: 10955110
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a precollimator for a lighting device, including: a) a number of first collimator units each having an entry face and an exit plane, wherein for each first collimator unit the exit plane is wider than the entry face in a first direction and the entry face and the exit plane have the same width in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction and b) a second collimator unit having an entry plane and an exit face, wherein the exit face is wider than the entry plane in the second direction, and wherein the exit plane of each first collimator unit is optically connected to the entry plane of the second collimator unit, wherein the precollimator is joined together from at least two components. The disclosure further describes such lighting device and a method to manufacture such precollimator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Steffen Zozgornik, Ulrich Hechtfischer
  • Patent number: 10935815
    Abstract: An embodiment includes eyewear having an optical element, electronic components, a support structure configured to support the optical element and the electronic components, and light emitting diodes (LEDs) coupled to the electronic components and supported by the support structure. The LEDs are positioned to illuminate the support structure according to a lighting scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Julio Cesar CastaƱeda
  • Patent number: 10928056
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a lighting device, including: a housing, an optical element connected with the housing, a receiving chamber formed by engaging the housing with the optical element, and a light source component and a driving power supply component both located in the receiving chamber. The lighting device further includes a passage located in the receiving chamber, the passage passes through the housing and the optical element, and an interior of the lighting device is communicated with an exterior of the lighting device by the passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Opple Lighting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kun Bai, Hongbo Wang, Yisheng Xiao, Liang Cao
  • Patent number: 10928674
    Abstract: A manufacturing method using a micro-miniature LED as a light source for backlight thickness reduction and light efficiency improvement comprising a plurality of spaced apart light emitting diode chips on a substrate. Colloid with uniformly distributed diffusion particles is coated to fill gaps between LED chips. A roller is applied to the surface of the colloid and a continuous geometric structure is formed with a cone structure in the horizontal-vertical (XY axis) direction. An ultraviolet curing device is used for optical UV curing of the continuous geometric structure to create a brightness enhancement layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY (CHENGDU) CO., LTD., INTERFACE OPTOELECTRONICS (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD., GENERAL INTERACE SOLUTION LIMITED
    Inventors: Hsien-Ying Chou, Po-Lun Chen, Nai-Hau Shiue, Chun-Ta Chen, Ta-Jen Huang, Yi-Lin Sun
  • Patent number: 10905516
    Abstract: A medical lighting device for illuminating an operative field, which device includes light-emitting diode (LED) light sources that cooperate with collimator optical systems to light the operative field. LEDs are mounted on a flat printed circuit board so that their illumination axes (B) passing through the collimator optical systems (7) have different angular orientations. The printed circuit board (6) may be cut out to form tongues, each of which is flexible and has a free end carrying an LED. Each tongue can be deformed under stress in such a manner that its free end is oriented substantially perpendicularly to the illumination axis (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: MAQUET SAS
    Inventors: Gregory Senelier, Jean-Philippe Breton, Lionel Comte
  • Patent number: 10908342
    Abstract: A linear light source is provided that includes a light-emitting element and a light guide, which has a core with an end and a longitudinal extension. In the operating state, light from the light emitting element is injected on the end and is guided along the longitudinal extension. The core includes at least one scattering element that changes a propagation direction of the light guided in the core. The light guide having a lateral surface with a light-blocking coating at least partially or in portions thereof. The light-blocking coating being structured so that the light guide has a light-transmissive portion extending along the longitudinal extension and so that the light scattered on the at least one scattering element and striking the light-transmissive portion is able to escape from the light guide, at least partially. The coating having a light transmittance that is lower than a light transmittance of the light-transmissive portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Stephan Schabacker, Bernd Woelfing
  • Patent number: 10907776
    Abstract: A flashlight includes a longitudinal elongated middle portion having an array of light emitting diodes (LEDs) arranged for emitting light from a front side of the middle portion, the middle portion being flexible, wherein the flexibility enables bending of the middle portion in a plane through a longitudinal axis of the flashlight; a male hinged clasp configured on a first end of the middle portion, the male hinged clasp having a hinged male interlocking piece for rotary movement about a corresponding hinge axis perpendicular to a plane of bending of the middle portion; and a female hinged clasp configured on a second end of the middle portion, the female hinged clasp having a hinged female interlocking piece for rotary movement about a corresponding hinge axis perpendicular to the plane of bending of the middle portion, the hinged female interlocking piece being configured to interlock with the hinged male interlocking piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: MIW Tech International LLC
    Inventor: Robert Yousef Haddad