Patents Examined by Alan Cariaso
  • Patent number: 10234129
    Abstract: A modular street lighting system comprising an attachment structure, power circuitry positioned, a support structure, and a lighting component comprising a body member comprising a light source housing section and a center component, the center component comprising a plurality of vertically-oriented heat dissipating structures, a circuit housing, circuitry, a rear attachment section, a lighting element in thermal communication, and an optic positioned within the light source housing section. The circuitry is configured to provide power for and control the operation of the lighting element. The lighting element is configured to emit light in the direction of the optic. The optic is configured to reflect light so as to be emitted by the lighting component. The plurality of heat dissipating structures are positioned in thermal communication with the back wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Andrew Oostdyk, Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Matthew Regan, Ran Zhou, Addy S. Widjaja, Raymond Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10184645
    Abstract: A modular lighting system that includes a pendant that is hung from and gets power from a power bar. The pendant can include a pendant body that is attached directly to and depends from the power bar. The pendant can be provided with one light source or two light sources that are directed in opposite directions. In another version, the pendant is attached to the power bar by a hanger and has connectors allowing the pendant to rotate about a horizontal axis. The hanger can include a member attached to the power bar and configured to allow two rods and the pendant depending from the rods to rotate about a vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Contemporary Visions, LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Sonneman
  • Patent number: 10161569
    Abstract: An LED tube lamp includes a lamp tube and LED light assembly. The lamp tube includes a light transmissive portion, a reinforcing portion and an end cap. The LED light assembly includes an LED light source and an LED light strip. The light transmissive portion is fixedly connected to the reinforcing portion. The reinforcing portion includes a platform and a bracing structure. The bracing structure is fixedly connected to the platform and holds the platform in place. The LED light source is thermally and electrically connected to the LED light strip, which is in turn thermally connected to the reinforcing portion. The end cap is attached to an end of the lamp tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Hong Xu, Chang Yang, Shauliang Chen, Wenjang Jiang, Wentao Yao
  • Patent number: 10156342
    Abstract: A lighting device (100, 200, 300, 400) is disclosed, comprising an at least partly light transmitting envelope (110) arranged to at least partly enclose a light source (120). The envelope comprises a portion (114) that is elastic such that its extension and orientation relative to a nominal optical axis of a base (140) of the lighting device is adjustable so as to allow for light output from the lighting device to be modified. A method for manufacturing such lighting device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventors: Eliav Itzhak Haskal, Hugo Johan Cornelissen, Maarten Van Lierop, Henricus Franciscus Bonekamp
  • Patent number: 10156323
    Abstract: A retrofit light fixture for retrofitting an existing strip-style light fixture, the retrofit light fixture includes a housing, a light emitting diode, a driver, and a bracket. The housing includes a base portion, a side portion, and an end cap. The housing defines an interior space. At least one of the base portion and the side portion define an elongated opening. The driver is disposed within the interior space of the housing and configured to interface with the light emitting diode. The bracket includes a body and a locking flange. The locking flange is configured to selectively engage with a portion of a housing of the existing strip-style light fixture. The bracket is slidably coupled to the housing with a fastener that extends through the elongated opening. The bracket is selectively repositionable between a disengaged orientation and an engaged orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Green, Scott W. Lowden, George S. Wilson, John Scribante
  • Patent number: 10145539
    Abstract: A solid state lighting device including a light source capable of emitting white light including a blue spectral component and having a deficiency in a spectral region, and an optical component that is positioned to receive at least a portion of the light generated by the light source, the optical component comprising an optical material for converting at least a portion of the blue spectral component of the light to one or more predetermined wavelengths such that light emitted by the solid state lighting device includes light emission from the light source supplemented with light emission at one or more predetermined wavelengths, wherein the optical material comprises quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles. Also disclosed is lighting fixture, a cover plate for a lighting fixture and a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Seth Coe-Sullivan, John R. Linton, Sridhar Sadasivan, Emily M. Squires, Moungi G. Bawendi
  • Patent number: 10123637
    Abstract: A light fixture is placed in an apparatus that displays and dispenses merchandise at a point-of-purchase located adjacent a display shelf. The apparatus includes a retainer plate that secures the apparatus to the display shelf. A light source is located in a receptacle having an arm that is extended beneath the retainer plate, between the retainer plate and the display shelf. A ridge on the arm extends upwardly into a groove in the retainer plate to lock the receptacle and, consequently, the light source in position to illuminate merchandise displayed along the display shelf.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Henschel-Steinau, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. DeSena, Michael D. Luberto, Getachew Kassa
  • Patent number: 10125931
    Abstract: An integrated barrier or partition (e.g. suspended ceiling, wall, etc.) containing lightweight solid state light sources wherein the light emitting surface of the light sources are the primary heat dissipating surfaces of the light sources. The light sources consisting of light emitting diodes (LED) in thermal contact to light transmitting thermally conductive elements and combined with a reflector element to form a light recycling cavity, provide both convective and radiative cooling from their light emitting surfaces, eliminating the need for external appended heat sinks. Seismically safe suspended ceilings contain integrated lighting where the lighting adds less than one gram per square foot to the structure. The lighting, integrated into but without penetrating the barrier (suspended ceiling, ceiling, wall, floor, etc.), is nonflammable and does not promote flame spread or smoke generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: William R. Livesay, Scott M. Zimmerman, Richard L. Ross, Eduardo DeAnda
  • Patent number: 10125958
    Abstract: Recessed luminaire components include a lathing ring that is installed in a ceiling using fold-over tabs that are coupled to the lathing ring. The recessed luminaire components further include a rimless housing can and a plurality of flange clips that are removably coupled to the rimless housing can. The rimless housing can and flange clip assembly is installed in the ceiling fitted with the lathing ring. The recessed luminaire components also include a snap fit lathing ring that is configured to be coupled a housing instead of being coupled to the ceiling for an alternative installation. The snap fit lathing ring may include one or more snap tabs that are configured to engage corresponding notches in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Grzegorz Wronski, Jared Michael Davis, Charles Richard Vasquez, Zhihong Lin
  • Patent number: 10119672
    Abstract: A fiber optic lighting module is disclosed that includes a set of fiber optic light panels wherein the optical fibers extending from a first fiber panel are interwoven with the optical fibers extending from a second fiber panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Patton Davis Baker
  • Patent number: 10114225
    Abstract: A directional backlight unit, a three-dimensional (3D) image display apparatus, and a 3D image displaying method are provided. The directional backlight unit includes a light guide plate having an emission surface on which a plurality of grating elements including first and second groups of grating elements are provided. The plurality of grating elements are arranged such that light beams emitted from the first and second groups of grating elements commonly propagate through a plurality of pixel points and respectively form first and second groups of view points of which corresponding regions do not overlap with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Hyunjoon Kim, Joonyong Park, Bongsu Shin, Dongouk Kim, Jihyun Bae, Dongsik Shim, SungHoon Lee, Jaeseung Chung, Seogwoo Hong
  • Patent number: 10099603
    Abstract: A pitch angle calculation device includes a first acceleration acquisition unit that acquires an acceleration Gx in a longitudinal axis (x) direction of a vehicle; a second acceleration acquisition unit that acquires an acceleration Gy in a vertical axis (y) direction of a vehicle; a third acceleration acquisition unit that acquires an acceleration ? in an advancement direction of a vehicle; and a pitch angle calculation unit that calculates a pitch angle ? formed between the longitudinal axis direction and the vertical axis direction by using the acceleration Gx, the acceleration Gy and the acceleration ?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Ryu Mizuno
  • Patent number: 10086752
    Abstract: An illuminable seat cover assembly for emitting various visual lighting effects including lights with various colors. The illuminable seat cover assembly includes a seat cover including a backrest portion and a seat portion; and a lighting assembly in communication with the seat cover for displaying steady, flashing and pulsating light of various colors with varying degrees of brightness and intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: Demetris A. Bobo, Adrian A. Stevens
  • Patent number: 10088618
    Abstract: A variety of light-emitting devices are disclosed that are configured to output light provided by a light-emitting element (LEE). In general, embodiments of the light-emitting devices feature a light-emitting element, a scattering element that is spaced apart from the light-emitting element and an extractor element coupled to the scattering element, where the extractor element includes, at least in part, a total internal reflection surface. Luminaires incorporating light-emitting devices of this type are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventors: Hans Peter Stormberg, Robert C. Gardner, Gregory A. Magel, Ferdinand Schinagl, Roland H. Haitz
  • Patent number: 10082281
    Abstract: An omnidirectional lighting stand includes a base structure, an extendible post structure, a pitch-rotation structure, and a light arm structure. The light arm structure is rotatably mounted to the pitch-rotation structure. The pitch-rotation structure is mounted to a top end of the extendible post structure. The extendible post structure has a lower end mounted to the base structure. The pitch-rotation structure is rotatably mounted to a rotation seat for adjustment of a pitch angle thereof in a range of 180 degrees and is selectively fixe din position by a handle bolt. The pitch-rotation structure has a front-rear through hole provided for adjustment of a lighting direction of the lighting device in an angular range of 360 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Po Lin Liao
  • Patent number: 10060582
    Abstract: A modular flashlight and a modular flashlight system are provided. In one example, the modular flashlight includes a base configuration that can be modified with a modular extension unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Paul O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10060607
    Abstract: A lighting system including a low voltage frame, a puck magnetically joinable with the frame, a lighting array, and an elongated electrical connector joining the puck and the lighting array. The puck can be selectively positioned along the low voltage frame in a variety of different locations. The puck can be constructed from a polymeric material molded over electrical connectors, and optionally a power feed, such as a cable jack. The electrical connectors can be magnetized so that the electrical connectors are magnetically attracted to power rails on the low voltage frame to establish electrical coupling of the connectors to the power rails, while physically securing the puck in a fixed location along the low voltage frame. The power rails can be constructed from magnetic stainless steel, optionally coated with black oxide from a hot black oxide coating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Amstore Corporation
    Inventors: James W. Waalkes, Ryan A. Van Sluyters
  • Patent number: 10054276
    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: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: L&L Candle Company LLC
    Inventor: Xiaofeng Li
  • Patent number: 10047915
    Abstract: An optical element is provided for beam shaping for radiation emitted by a radiation-emitting semiconductor chip. The optical element includes a radiation entrance face and a boundary surface different from the radiation entrance face with a first region and a second region. The first and second regions are arranged and embodied such that a first radiation portion of radiation entering the optical element through the radiation entrance face is reflected in the first region and after reflection in the first region is deflected in the second region towards a plane defined by the radiation entrance face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Ales Markytan, Christian Gärtner, Horst Varga, Jan Marfeld, Janick Ihringer, Manfred Scheubeck, Roland Schulz, Alexander Linkov
  • Patent number: 10039336
    Abstract: A helmet including a lighting system integrated into said helmet, the lighting system comprising a first layer; light emitting means mounted to said first layer; controller means mounted to said first layer for controlling said light emitting means; wiring means for linking said light emitting means to said controller means; a second layer fixably attached to said first layer thereby providing an area between said first and second layer for said light emitting means, controller means, and wiring means; power means fixably attached to said second layer for powering said controller and light emitting means; and operating means functionally linked to said controller means for operating said controller means. The application also discloses lighting system contained in a shell that that can be attached to an existing helmet. This application also discloses a lighting system contained in a flexible material that can be fitted onto an existing helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Vernon Lombard