Patents Examined by Alexander Garlen
  • Patent number: 10077884
    Abstract: A system for illuminating an environment with light that simulates natural light includes: a first light source which emits a beam of visible light; a diffused-light generator delimited by an inner surface, which receives the light beam, and an outer surface, the diffused-light generator being at least partially transparent to a long wavelength component of the beam of visible light. The diffused-light generator transmits diffused light from a short wavelength component of the beam of visible light, through the outer surface, the correlated color temperature of the transmitted light being lower than the CCT of the visible diffused light. The lighting system includes a dark box which hosts the first light source and is optically coupled to the environment via the diffused-light generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: COELUX S.R.L.
    Inventors: Paolo Di Trapani, Davide Magatti
  • Patent number: 10071678
    Abstract: Disclosed is an aerial lift, including: a lower portion with members for ground connection; a lifting structure; a platform supported by the lifting structure; and a lighting system. The aerial lift includes a control console on the platform, whose position is variable relative to the ground connection members. The lighting devices are arranged on the lower portion of the aerial lift and/or on the lifting structure or the platform and selectively generate light beams directed towards the ground and the immediate environment of the aerial lift, including at least partially an area beyond the edge of the members for connecting to the ground. The light beams are directed towards four sides, consisting of two opposing pairs of sides, of the aerial lift regardless of the position of the control console relative to the members for connecting to the ground. Also disclosed is a method for implementing such an aerial lift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: HAULOTTE GROUP
    Inventors: Philippe Luminet, Sebastian Dittus
  • Patent number: 10071901
    Abstract: An illumination device capable of being mounted to a horse's tail, mane, or other parts of the horse, for alerting an observer of the presence of the horse. The illumination device includes one or more strands of lights in a parallel arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Tail Lights, Inc.
    Inventor: Jennifer Anne Gros
  • Patent number: 10069043
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the disclosure provide an LED light emitting device for a display device, and a display device, relate to the field of display technologies. The LED light emitting device includes a quantum dot film, a reflective filter layer, and at least one LED lamp, wherein the quantum dot film is arranged between the at least one LED lamp and the reflective filter layer; the at least one LED lamp is configured to emit light to excite a quantum dot material encapsulated in the quantum dot film to generate white backlight; and the reflective filter layer is configured to reflect light in a preset band and to transmit light outside the preset band, wherein the light in the preset band is light in a part of a band of the light emitted by the at least one LED lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: Hisense Electric Co., Ltd., Hisense USA Corporation, Hisense International Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fulin Li, Zhicheng Song, Kun Shao
  • Patent number: 10066808
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical system for single-chip or multi-chip LED lamps and luminaires, with heat sink and trim body, consisting of a glass lens which has various geometric shapes having a perimeter rim on the circular base thereof and a rubber seal of matching size via which the lens is inserted, optionally including a self-adhesive translucent polymer vinyl filter on the base of the lens, a trim having a special design in the shape of a top hat and a partially or completely translucent planar glass panel attached under the flange of said trim. The structure of the lens enables the perfect coupling thereof by fitting between the heat sink and the trim body, and can be used for manufacturing novel LED luminaires and modules, or for adapting existing LED luminaires and modules on the market, achieving, through the geometry of the lens, the filter and the planar glass panel, improved efficiency and light quality that is adequate for each specific use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Ruiz de Apodaca CardeƱosa Fernando
  • Patent number: 10060579
    Abstract: A light emitting module includes a light emitting diode chip and a lens. The lens includes a lower surface having a concave portion. The lens also includes an upper surface from which light incident on the concave portion is emitted. The upper surface of the lens includes a concave surface positioned in a central axis thereof. The concave portion of the lower surface includes at least one of a surface perpendicular to the central axis and a downwardly convex surface. At least one of the surface perpendicular to the central axis and the downwardly convex surface is positioned in a region narrower than an entrance region of the concave portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eun Ju Kim, Bang Hyun Kim, Young Eun Yang
  • Patent number: 10061074
    Abstract: A light directing apparatus is disclosed. The light directing apparatus includes light directing structures that are configured to receive light from a light emitting apparatus, a first plurality of spaces that separate the light directing structures in a first direction and a second plurality of spaces that separate the light directing structures in a second direction. A dimension of the first plurality of spaces and a dimension of the second plurality of spaces increases with distance from the light emitting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Kirkpatrick
  • Patent number: 10054300
    Abstract: A light board for a light fixture includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion includes at least one light emitting element, and the second portion includes at least one light emitting element. A first state is defined by the second portion being coupled to the first portion and a second state is defined by the second portion being detached from the first portion. In the first state, the light emitting elements of the first portion and the second portion are configured to provide an evenly distributed light output along at least the combined length of the first portion and the second portion. In the second state, the at least one light emitting element of the first portion is configured to provide an evenly distributed light output along at least the length of the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Derek B. Baker, Cory A. Passerello, Thomas Clawson
  • Patent number: 10054283
    Abstract: A multifunction lighthead for mounting to a vehicle includes several groups of LEDs arranged to provide distinct light emission patterns. Each group of LEDs and associated optics are selected and positioned to produce light emission patterns needed to meet lighting standards applicable to the vehicle. Such standards may require wide angle light emission, which is enhanced by supporting groups of LEDs that project away from the vehicle body, enhancing visibility of the lighthead from directions close to a plane defined by the body panel. The projecting support for the LEDs and optics for a wide angle light emission pattern may be employed to support LEDs arranged for ground illumination. Other groups of LEDs in the same lighthead may be arranged with optics to provide area illumination in support of arrest, search, triage or other emergency functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Whelen Engineering Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Tony Gerardo
  • Patent number: 10047943
    Abstract: A lighting system for indoor farming for delivering high intensity light while reducing or eliminating heat loads in a growing environment is provided. The lighting system comprises a lighting housing having a first end, a second end, a first side, a second side opposite the first side, a third side between the first side and the second side, and a fourth side opposite the third side. A first LED board is mounted to the first side and a second LED board is mounted to the second side. A first shroud covers the first LED board and a second shroud covers the second LED board. A coolant passage is formed completely through the lighting housing. A coolant liquid is receivable through the coolant passage. The coolant liquid provides active cooling of the lighting housing from heat created by the first and second LED boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: MINN, LLC
    Inventors: Nathaniel R. Storey, Damon Henry Smith, Kenneth Stutzman, Lim Jing Yi
  • Patent number: 10047946
    Abstract: There is provided a light fixture, comprising a heat sink element and an upper housing mounted to the heat sink element, the heat sink element extending farther in a first direction in a first plane than a largest dimension of the upper housing in any plane parallel to the first plane. In addition, a light fixture, comprising a heat sink element, an upper housing mounted to the heat sink element and an additional component (e.g., a power supply module or a junction box) in contact with the heat sink element. Also, a light fixture, comprising a heat sink element, an upper housing thermally coupled to the heat sink element and at least one solid state light emitter thermally coupled to the heat sink element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Kenneth Pickard, Gary David Trott
  • Patent number: 10047930
    Abstract: A lens including an upper surface having a curved portion having a changing curvature in a direction extending away from a central axis of the lens, and a lower surface having a concave portion disposed on the central axis of the lens. The concave portion of the lower surface includes an entrance disposed on a lower region of the concave portion and configured to receive light emitted from a light-emitting diode chip, and an upper end surface disposed on an upper region of the concave portion. The concave portion includes a width that narrows in a direction extending away from the entrance. The upper end surface is nonplanar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eun Ju Kim, Bang Hyun Kim, Young Eun Yang
  • Patent number: 10047940
    Abstract: Multiple units are removably connectable to provide desired functions, such as light, power, data, or other functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Dawson I. Grunzweig, Justin Sowa
  • Patent number: 10041647
    Abstract: A stage light fixture is provided with: a plurality of light sources configured to emit respective light beams along respective optical axes; a plurality of optical elements, each of which is configured to modify the direction of the rays defining the light beam of a respective light source; the optical elements being shaped and arranged one next to the other so as to define a total emission area of the light beams having an emission outline; the plurality of optical elements comprising at least two optical elements having different shape one with respect to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: CLAY PAKY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Pasquale Quadri, Francesco Campetella
  • Patent number: 10036848
    Abstract: A backlight unit includes a light guide plate 16, LEDs 17, a chassis 14, a frame 13 and positioning members 30. The light guide plate 16 includes two edge surfaces that are light entrance surfaces 16b and a front surface that is a light exit surface. The LEDs 17 are arranged to be opposed to the light entrance surfaces 16b and in a portion of the light guide plate 16 except for four corner portions 16d of the light guide plate 16. The chassis 14 is arranged on an opposite side of the light guide plate 16 from the light exit surface. The frame 13 is arranged on a light exit surface side to have the light guide plate 16 and the LEDs 17 between the frame 13 and the chassis 14. The positioning members 30 are arranged on an inner surface of the frame 13 to be opposed to the respective four corner portions 16d of the light guide plate 16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Jo Ikuta
  • Patent number: 10030831
    Abstract: A flame simulator can include a light beam source, a range limiter, a light beam mover, a power supply, a power control circuit, and a flame screen. The light beam source can be adapted to project a movable beam of light with a circular, oval, elliptical, or otherwise round, cross-sectional shape and with an intensity, shape and/or color that mimics a flame (e.g., a candle flame) when the beam strikes the flame screen. The light beam mover can generate beam movement and the range limiter can limit the range of movement so that the beam stays mostly on the flame screen in a region bounded by the typical range of movement of a flame being simulated (e.g., a candle flame moving in response to ambient air currents). The light beam mover can cause the illumination provided by the beam to dance on the flame screen with variations in position and shape that mimic a dancing flame (e.g., a candle flame being blown about by air currents). One or more of the flame simulators can be incorporated into an imitation candle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: LOWE'S COMPANIES, INC.
    Inventor: Guillermo Enrique Baeza
  • Patent number: 10023102
    Abstract: A vehicular headlamp includes: a first light distribution portion including a first light source; a second light distribution portion including a second light source and an micro electro mechanical system mirror; a holding member configured to hold the first light source, the second light source, and the micro electro mechanical system mirror; a single lens including a first lens portion and a second lens portion; and a separating wall formed in the holding member so as to protrude toward the vehicle front side relative to the holding member, the separating wall being configured to separate a region between the first lens portion and the holding member from a region between the second lens portion and the holding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumihiko Mouri, Yusuke Nakada, Yoshiyuki Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 10018341
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for collecting and projecting light into a specified target illuminance. A lens may be mounted or otherwise paired to a carrier to form a lens/carrier combination, which may then be mounted to a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) containing a light emitting diode (LED). The lens/carrier combination may establish an optimum optical relationship between the LED and the lens, such that a predetermined photometric distribution of the LED is collected by the lens, while the remaining photometric distribution of the LED is rejected by the carrier. The lens may include a first pair of opposing surfaces forming a first focus and a second pair of opposing surfaces forming a second focus. The first and second foci may cause light to be subtended into one or more of collimated light focused light, diffused light, and shifted light. The carrier may include an obstruction extending toward the PCBA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: JST Performance, LLC
    Inventor: Edgar A. Madril
  • Patent number: 10012357
    Abstract: An LED headlight includes a lens, a heat sink, at least one LED module and a shelter. The lens includes a focal length and a focal plane, wherein the focal plane extends from a focal point of the lens and is perpendicular to an optical axis of the lens. The heat sink is arranged along the optical axis of the lens, and a distance between the heat sink and the lens is greater than a distance between the focal point and the lens. The at least one LED module is arranged along the optical axis of the lens and in contact with the heat sink, a distance between the LED module and the lens is greater than the distance between the focal point and the lens. The shelter is arranged along the focal plane and configured to block light emitted from the LED module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: LEXTAR ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shih-Kai Lin, Yu-Min Lin
  • Patent number: 10006622
    Abstract: A scenographic light fixture for producing a light beam has a main body configured to produce a light beam along an optical axis; a control device facing the main body and comprising a mobile optical element to intercept and selectively deflect the light beam in a plurality of directions; and a support, at least in part transparent to the light beam, fitted to the main body to support the control device and so as to define a waterproof chamber wherein the optical element moves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: CLAY PAKY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Aris Quadri, Roberto Midali