Patents Examined by Alexander K Garlen
  • Patent number: 11028995
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glazing having a first anchoring support being configured to engage with an electrical connector that is part of an electrically actuated device comprising at least one electrically actuated component and first and second electrical connectors that are connectable with an electrical power supply. Upon electrically connecting the first and second electrical connectors to the power supply, the electrically actuated component has electrical power supplied thereto and is in an energized state. When the first electrical connector is engaged with the first anchoring support, the electrical device is releasably fixed to the glazing. Connecting the power supply to the first anchoring support and the second electrical connector causes the electrically actuated component to switch from an unenergized state to the energized state. Mounting arrangements and vehicle lights to be mounted to a component of the structure of a vehicle are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: PILKINGTON BRASIL LTDA., PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED
    Inventors: Tiago Serrano, Andrew Thomas Stanley
  • Patent number: 11029017
    Abstract: A storage compartment for personal items consists of a first half shell, a second half shell, a separation panel, a hinging mechanism, a clamping mechanism, a mirror, and a lighting assembly. The first half shell and the second half shell are hingedly connected via the hinging mechanism. The clamping mechanism provides a locking mechanism to secure the personal items held within the first half shell and the second half shell. The separation panel can be used to organize personal items. In addition to mounting the mirror, the separation panel can also be used to mount a light source. Make-up items, tools, and other comparable items can be held within a structural body of both the first half shell and the second half shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: RYAN DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
    Inventor: Therese DeCarlo
  • Patent number: 11022280
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a linkage modularized LED display module including linkage lock unit. The said linkage lock unit is provided on the back of the bottom shell plate and includes a driving head and multiple linking rods. The driving head can drive the multiple linking rods to work simultaneously, so that the LED display module can be clamped in the assembly frame or different LED modules can be assembled together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Shenzhen Chip Optech Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: XiaoGang Wu
  • Patent number: 11022279
    Abstract: According to at least one aspect, a lighting device is provided. The lighting device comprises a circuit board, a light emitting diode (LED) mounted to the circuit board and configured to emit light, a lens disposed over the LED having a bottom surface facing the circuit board, a top surface opposite the bottom surface, and a lateral surface between the top and bottom surfaces, and an elastomer encapsulating at least part of the circuit board. The elastomer may not be in contact with at least part of the lateral surface of the lens so as to form a gap between the elastomer and the lateral surface of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: ECOSENSE LIGHTING INC.
    Inventors: Ariel Meir, Noam Meir, Rina Meir
  • Patent number: 11021098
    Abstract: This disclosure details illuminating vehicle closure member systems for selectively producing various exterior lighting effects. Exemplary closure member systems may include a closure member and a discrete illuminating section secured relative to the closure member and including a lighting module that is configured to produce at least one of a beltline lighting effect, a motion path lighting effect, or an operation status lighting effect at or near the closure member. A control module may control the various lighting effects emitted by the illuminating closure member system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Kristopher Karl Brown, Larry Dean Elie, Evangelos P. Skoures, Stuart C. Salter, Howard Paul Tsvi Linden
  • Patent number: 11009194
    Abstract: A candle flame piece flickering device includes a housing, a candle flame piece, a bracket, a bias coil and a circuit board, wherein a flame piece is arranged at an upper part of the candle flame piece; a counterweight column is arranged at a lower part of the candle flame piece; a permanent magnet is embedded in the bottom of the counterweight column; a support flange protruding upwards is arranged on a top surface of a vertical part of the bracket; a guide limiting column protruding downwards is arranged on a bottom surface of the vertical part; a horizontal part of the bracket is connected with an inner wall of the housing; and the support flange of the bracket is movably supported in a recessed part of the candle flame piece, so that the whole candle flame piece is movably suspended in the housing by the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventor: Weiyue Feng
  • Patent number: 11009200
    Abstract: A lampshade including a lampstand and a flame body. The lampstand includes a hollow column. The flame body is an integrated structure including a first curved surface, a second curved surface, and a first cavity defined by the first curved surface and the second curved surface. The first curved surface is perpendicularly disposed on the lampstand. The second curved surface is aslant disposed on the lampstand with respect to the first curved surface. The first curved surface and the second curved surface each include a top edge, two side edges, and a bottom edge. The bottom edge of the second curved surface and a connection line of two end points of the bottom edge of the first/second curved surface form a semicircular opening. The hollow column includes a first through hole corresponding to the semicircular opening in shape and size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: NANTONG YA TAI CANDLE ARTS & CRAFTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yingqi Ding
  • Patent number: 11002422
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp assembly includes, a lamp housing defining an interior cavity and an exterior surface, a circuit board disposed within the interior cavity, the circuit board including a memory device, microprocessor and a connector for establishing a communication link with the memory device and the microprocessor. A vent opening within the lamp housing aligned with the connector on the circuit board and a permeable membrane is attached over the vent opening. Alignment of the vent opening with the connector provides access for reflashing upon removal of the permeable membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Bradley Johnson, Luciano Lukacs, Melvin Kyler, Stuart C. Salter
  • Patent number: 11002430
    Abstract: A sliding lamp includes a base having an electric conductive unit, a driving mechanism disposed on the base, and a slider having a light source and a light emitting area for emitting light out. The slider is disposed on the base in a way that the driving mechanism is capable of driving the slider to slide between a closed position and a wide-open position. When the slider is at the closed position, the light emitting area is completely covered and the light source is electrically disconnected from the electric conductive unit. In the process that the slider slides from the closed position to the wide-open position, the light source is electrically connected with the electric conductive unit and the light emitting area is gradually exposed. Therefore, the sliding lamp is turned on/off or adjusted in brightness by sliding and thereby changed in shape thereof at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Bradley N. Litwin
  • Patent number: 11002411
    Abstract: A performance room includes: a luminous device for stimulating dinoflagellates and generating a luminous effect; an audio equipment for providing a piece of music, wherein the music is integrated with the luminous effect of the dinoflagellates, and the sequential tonalities and rhythms of the music are related to the switching of switching elements of the luminous device; and a field which can define a performance space, wherein the luminous effect of the dinoflagellates and the music are located in the field of the performance space. In particularly, the luminous effect is exhibited by integrating the musical melody with the dinoflagellates itself acted as a performer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: JY LIN TRADING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu Ho Lin
  • Patent number: 11002902
    Abstract: A gauge assembly includes a gauge surface including at least one graphic, which may be a plurality of graphics defining a scale in a generally circular pattern on the gauge surface. A light guide has a main body portion disposed adjacent to the gauge surface and corresponding to the shape of the gauge surface. The light guide has a plurality of raised tick marks extending from the main body portion. The light guide is configured to provide illumination to the illuminable graphic(s) and the plurality of tick marks. A light housing disposed a light housing disposed adjacent to the light guide, the light housing having at least one light housing opening disposed adjacent to at least one of the plurality of raised tick marks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Vyacheslav Birman, Matthew Sherman, Kevin Dyer
  • Patent number: 11002416
    Abstract: An information handling system includes an outer housing containing a processor configured to execute instructions to process information and a memory configured to store the information. The information handling system includes a plurality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and corresponding electrical conductors disposed along a length of the membrane. The information handling system includes a diffuser configured to diffuse light emitted by the plurality of LEDs to provide light having uniform intensity over a contiguous path along the outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Priyank Jatin Gajiwala
  • Patent number: 11002414
    Abstract: [Object] External leakage of laser light can be prevented in a reflective type light source device. [Solution] Laser light excites a first surface (21) of a phosphor light-emitting section. (20), and a window portion (30) formed of a transparent member disposed spaced away from the first surface (21) is provided. A light leakage prevention portion (600), which inhibits the laser light reflected at the first surface (21) of the phosphor light-emitting section (20) from leaking to the outside through the window portion (30) is provided to part of the window portion (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Takahashi, Karl Peter Welna
  • Patent number: 10995941
    Abstract: An adjustable, modular flood light fixture is provided herein which includes a plurality of light modules, each including an enclosure and a luminaire configured to generate light, the luminaire being pivotably mounted to the enclosure. The light modules are serially connected with the luminaires of the light modules being each independently, pivotably adjustable. Advantageously, with the subject invention, the size of an illuminated area may be controlled by the number of light modules being used, with pivoting adjustment allowing further control over how light from each of the light modules is directed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Maxlite, Inc.
    Inventors: Aymen Chami, Eric Clohosey
  • Patent number: 10999942
    Abstract: Display modules have a plurality of light emitting elements arranged in a predetermined pattern and providing a highly uniform visual effect. Methods are provided to support a plurality of flexible display modules in an adjustable curved arrangement. Alignment and complementary alignment features enable the alignment of adjacent display modules and the creation of large displays from a plurality of aligned display modules. Features to couple to and retain a support frame are provided. Flexible and durable weather resistance features are provided. A system of modular support frames works cooperatively with the display modules, adapting to different mounting environments, and thereby providing large modular displays with desirable properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: NanoLumens Acquistion, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Drabant, Michael C. Fleming, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10993379
    Abstract: An LED plant light includes a light post, a light body and a rotating member. An elevation angle of the light body is adjusted by rotating the rotating member. The light post includes an adjustable member for adjusting the total length of the light post to adjust the height of the light body. The light body includes a first body portion, a second and third body portions respectively connected to the first body portion. The light angle of the light body can be changed by adjusting the angle between the first and second body portions or between the first and third body portions. The structure not only can meet the lighting use needs from seedling stage to growth stage, but also greatly improve the utilization efficiency of the LED plant light, minimize the planting time of plants to realize modular usage, simple the installation and maintenance and improve economic benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GUANKE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qing Lan, Tianlong Dai, Ligen Liu, Shoubao Chen
  • Patent number: 10995939
    Abstract: A linear light fixture assembly for supporting a light fixture in a ceiling structure, comprises a light fixture mounting structure having a pair of opposed boundary regions configured to fit within a designated light fixture receiving region in the ceiling structure, and a plurality of spring elements configured to spaced outwardly from at least one of the boundary regions, each spring element having a mounting region configured to be anchored to the mounting structure and a free end region to extend therefrom and to be laterally outwardly biased in a first position to form a path of contact with a support surface region on the ceiling structure to anchor the structure in the receiving region, each of the spring elements configured to be movable toward the corresponding boundary region in a second position to release the path of contact to release the light fixture from the receiving region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Axis Lighting Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas James, Howard Yaphe, Andrew Miles
  • Patent number: 10989374
    Abstract: A multi-sectional artificial tree with internal and external power wiring for distributing and controlling power to a network of lights. The tree includes multiple tree sections, each tree section with a set of power wires inside a tree trunk, and a network of lighting wires outside the trunk. The network of lighting wires includes a tree-section wire network with a large gauge wire supplying power to groups of lights strings on branches on the tree trunk. Each group of branches has a branch-level lighting network with multiple connectors in series, and that connects to one connector of the tree-section wire network. Each branch-level lighting network powers multiple light strings connected in series, one light string per branch. The wires of the light strings are small gauge, and are connected by the branch-level connectors by a small-wire-to-large-wire connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Willis Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Johnny Chen
  • Patent number: 10989391
    Abstract: Optical system (2) for a spotlight (S), comprising a first optical element (3) and a second optical element (4), which are arranged optically one behind the other along a light-radiating axis (A), and an adjustment mechanism (5), which is coupled to the first optical element (3) and the second optical element (4) such that it can move the optical elements (3, 4) along the light-radiating axis (A) in such a way that the optical elements (3, 4) can be moved relative to one another between a distanced position, in which the optical elements (3, 4) are spaced apart along the light-radiating axis (A), and an adjacent position, in which the optical elements (3, 4) are arranged closer to one another than in the distanced position, and wherein the adjustment mechanism (5) is further coupled to the first optical element (3) and the second optical element (4) such that the optical elements (3, 4), when they are in the adjacent position, can be moved together along the light-radiating axis (A) while maintaining said adj
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING GMBH
    Inventor: Michael Eidam
  • Patent number: 10988079
    Abstract: A vehicular interior lighting device includes a main body portion fixed to an inside surface of a roof, a light source accommodated in the main body portion, a light shielding cover portion constituting a housing with the main body portion and covering the light source from below, and a light guide member having a protruding portion protruding along the inside surface from a gap between the main body portion and the cover portion. The light guide member has a diffusion portion formed on a surface of the protruding portion facing downward and diffusing light, a first light guide portion guiding light emitted from the light source to the protruding portion, and a reflecting portion reflecting light guided by the first light guide portion toward the diffusion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuichi Ishibashi, Mitsuhiro Sugimori, Jun Goto