Patents Examined by Ali Alavi
  • Patent number: 11009219
    Abstract: A housing box according to an embodiment includes an outer frame, a top panel, and a bracket. The outer frame has a bottom wall and a pair of side walls continuous to the bottom wall and facing each other, and is an aluminum sheet metal having an opening on one side facing the bottom wall. The top panel is made of iron, and covers the one side of the outer frame. The bracket is made of iron, is disposed along the inner surface of the bottom wall and the inner surfaces of the pair of side walls, and is attached to the top panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI INC.
    Inventor: Shinichi Fujisawa
  • Patent number: 11006505
    Abstract: Methods and systems for generating a lighting design for a venue. A lighting visual is selected. The lighting visual may be based on a different venue or a generated image. An electronic processor converts the lighting visual into lighting visual parameters. The processor receives mounting locations for lighting fixtures at the venue. A database of candidate lighting fixtures is accessed and a lighting design is generated that includes an arrangement of lighting fixtures and indicates which of the lighting fixtures is to be mounted in which location to produce a lighting effect at the venue that approximates the lighting visual. The lighting design may be based on multiple lighting visuals and corresponding visual parameters to produce multiple lighting effects at the venue that approximate the multiple visuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Mizerak, Dennis Varian, Koen Buys
  • Patent number: 10994650
    Abstract: A procedure is provided for actuating at least one light module of a light unit of a vehicle, with at least one status recognition device for identifying a vehicle status and/or at least one surroundings recognition device for identifying a vehicle's surroundings, and with a light control system. The light module is automatically actuated by the status recognition device and/or the surroundings recognition device by means of the light control system depending on at least one input signal of the light control system. In order to improve a light distribution adapted to the respective driving situation, the light unit features a light distribution recognition device for identifying a light distribution of a light beam emitted by the light module into the surroundings of the vehicle and that the light module be automatically actuated by means of the light control system depending on at least one input signal of the light control system from the light distribution recognition device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Boris Kubitza, Udo Venker, Carsten Wilks
  • Patent number: 10996391
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. The display device comprises: a display panel; a light guide plate arranged behind the display panel so as to guide light to the display panel, and having at least one end curved away from the display panel; at least one light source for emitting light toward a surface, on which light is incident, of at least one end of the light guide plate; and at least one reflection part arranged adjacently to at least one light source so as to reflect the light toward the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kihyung Kang
  • Patent number: 10989862
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an illuminating device includes a lightguide plate including a curved emitting surface, and an incidence surface including a side edge curved along the emitting surface, a printed circuit board facing the incidence surface, and light sources mounted on the printed circuit board. Each light source includes a light-emitting center, a pair of connection terminals, and a central axis extending through the connection terminals and the light-emitting center. The light sources are arranged along a curved mounting line extending along the curved side edge of the incidence surface on the printed circuit board. The light-emitting centers are located on the mounting line, and the central axes are parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Masayuki Mifune, Makoto Miyao
  • Patent number: 10983332
    Abstract: Device for an endoscopic illumination apparatus comprising a heat pipe having a first end region and a second end region; a first heat source; a heat dissipation element for dissipating thermal energy from said first heat source; a heat sink spaced apart from the first heat source; and a clamping element, wherein the clamping element is reversibly detachably mounted on the heat dissipation element such that the first end region of the heat pipe is held between the heat dissipation element and the clamping element, wherein the heat pipe is adapted to conduct the thermal energy of the heat source to the heat sink, wherein the second end region of the heat pipe is spaced apart from the first end region, and wherein the second end region ends in the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KARL STORZ SE & CO. KG
    Inventor: Costantino Pascale
  • Patent number: 10982825
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide an illumination system. The illumination system includes at least one effect lamp configured to emit radiation, a mobile lamp, which can be arranged on a mobile object and which is configured to emit radiation, and at least one control unit configured to control at least one of the effect lamp or the mobile lamp. The control unit is configured to control the effect lamp as a function of at least one of one or more state information items of the mobile lamp or of the effect lamp or of an object or in such a way that it controls the mobile lamp as a function of one or more state information items of at least one of the mobile lamp or of the effect lamp or of an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Norbert Haas, Norbert Magg
  • Patent number: 10980132
    Abstract: LEDs for an illumination system may be mounted on a PCB. The PCB may be provided with alignment features such as oversized holes for connection to a support surface. Using optical sensing of the position of the mounted LEDs, the space made available by the alignment features may be reduced and aligned to create modified alignment features. The modified alignment features may be created by adding a modifying component and aligned based on the sensed positions of the mounted LEDs. The positioning of the modifying component may offset misalignment of the LEDs with the PCB. An opening in the modified alignment feature may receive a bolt or alignment pin for connection to the support surface. The support surface may be aligned with the secondary optics, resulting in the LEDs being aligned with the secondary optics irrespective of misalignment of the LEDs with respect to the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventor: Axel Mehnert
  • Patent number: 10976045
    Abstract: A lighting fixture is provided. The lighting fixture may include one or more circuit boards having a plurality of LED light sources. The lighting fixture may further include one or more lens assemblies coupleable to the one or more circuit boards. The one or more lens assemblies may include a frame defining a plurality of openings. The one or more lens assemblies may further include a plurality of lenses molded to the frame. The plurality of lenses may be molded to the frame such that each of the plurality of lenses is at least partially positioned within a corresponding opening of the plurality of openings defined by the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Adam J. Clark, Perry Romano
  • Patent number: 10969085
    Abstract: The present invention are decorative covers for an intelligent moving light fixture. These covers provide an attractive appeal by adding an attractive aspect, surface reflection, them-related and geometric shapes that increase the ambiance and decor. These enclose the U-shaped, panning yoke as well as the football-shaped, tilting central light engine of an intelligent moving yoke light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Matthew Saltzer
  • Patent number: 10967799
    Abstract: A combined approach lamp and logo lamp apparatus for use in an external rear view assembly comprising at least one aperture, the apparatus including a housing including a rear view face and a front face with the at least one aperture; a printed circuit board (PCB) mounted adjacent the rear face, the printed circuit board further including a power connector, an electronic circuit, a first light source mounted in a first location on the printed circuit board, and a second light source mounted in a second location on the printed circuit board, and a transparent lens component comprising a first lens portion and a second lens portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Motherson Innovations Company Limited
    Inventors: Jacob Heath Messenger, Sam Thoday, Simon Belcher, Arne Schmierer, Volker Erhart, Tobias Schwenger, Mikhail Kudryavtsev, Levente Acs
  • Patent number: 10962204
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coupling assembly for joining together a pair of light fixture segments at a joint interface therebetween to form a light fixture assembly, comprising a body rotatably mountable on a first of the light fixture segments about a central axis, the body configured to operably engage a drive tool with a drive axis thereof aligned with the central axis to rotate the body between a release position and a coupling position, the body having a designated receiving location to receive a complementary coupling element on a second of the light fixture segments, and configured to provide an arcuate pathway extending from designated receiving location, wherein the designated receiving location and pathway are configured to permit the complementary coupling element to travel along the pathway as the body rotates on the central axis, and thereby to laterally transfer the complementary coupling element radially toward the central axis to draw the first and second light fixture segment toward forming the joint in
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Axis Lighting Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Esteves, Andrew Miles, Howard Yaphe, Thomas James
  • Patent number: 10962699
    Abstract: A backlight unit includes a light source having an emission region, a wiring board having the light source mounted thereon, a light guide plate having a side surface into which light from the light source enters, and a front surface from which the light exits, a light shielding adhesive tape adhering to the wiring board, and an optical sheet which overlaps with the front surface of the light guide plate. The front surface of the light guide plate includes an effective region serving as a planar light source and a light entering region ranging from the side surface to the effective region. The wiring board and the light-shielding adhesive tape each have a part positioned in the light entering region, and the optical sheet is arranged from the effective region to the light entering region. An end portion of the optical sheet overlaps with the light-shielding tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Munenori Motooka, Nobuyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10962200
    Abstract: Glass bows are produced by shining a point light source on a reflective and refractive surface. The glass bows can be used to create a variety of products including, but not limited to, ornament products, no-touch buttons and keyboards, and clocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Lara Knutson
  • Patent number: 10955101
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a lighting device. The object to provide a lighting device comprising a light guide, wherein the amount of guided light is further optimized, is solved in that the lighting device comprises: a light-emitting element with a light-emitting face; the light guide having a light entry face, the light guide being configured to guide light emitted by the light-emitting element by means of total internal reflection; and a separator sheet comprising a first face and a second face, wherein the first face is arranged in direct contact to the light entry face, wherein the second face is arranged opposite the light-emitting face, wherein the separator sheet is arranged such that a minimum distance between the light-emitting face and the light entry face is 300 ?m or less, and wherein the separator sheet is arranged such that a gap is provided between the light-emitting element and the separator sheet at least in sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventor: Rainald Gierth
  • Patent number: 10957675
    Abstract: A light emitting device filament includes a substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface and extending in one direction, at least one light emitting device chip disposed on the first surface, and an auxiliary pattern disposed on the second surface and disposed at a position corresponding to the light emitting device chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SEOUL SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Hyun Park, Seong Jin Lee, Jong Kook Lee
  • Patent number: 10948157
    Abstract: The invention discloses a reflector bowl and an optical system applicable for colorful spotlights. The reflector bowl comprises a reflector bowl body having a big end and a small end, wherein the small end of the reflector bowl body is arranged with a light source opening and the big end of the reflector bowl body is opened and serves as a light outlet, the reflector bowl body has a square shaped cross section, and an inner surface of the reflector bowl body is a smooth mirror surface. The reflector bowl body is configured to have a square shaped cross section and thus the light outlet has a square shape, and lights are reflected by the reflector bowl body and the reflected lights can be superimposed with direct lights of the light source, whereby the reflector bowl of the invention realizes uniform color mixture on the smooth surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU YAJIANG PHOTOELECTRIC EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rongfeng Huang, Zhiman Chen, Guohai Wang, Zesong Yu
  • Patent number: 10941917
    Abstract: A lighting tool for a vehicle configured to radiate light toward a side in front of a vehicle includes: a light radiation unit having a light source main body; a first optical system configured to condense light radiated from the light radiation unit; and a cover member disposed in front of the first optical system and configured to overlap at least a part of the first optical system when seen from the front, wherein an opening disposed on an optical axis of the first optical system is provided in the cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinya Kogure
  • Patent number: 10942432
    Abstract: A light emitting apparatus including a base, a light source, and a plurality of columnar sections that are provided at the base and each include a first phosphor that emits light when irradiated with light emitted from the light source, in which the light source radiates the light to the columnar sections obliquely with respect thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasutaka Imai
  • Patent number: 10941913
    Abstract: An electronic candle produces light using light emitting diodes (LEDs) or other electronic sources of light, rather than a flame, and is intended to operate the LEDs in a fashion that simulates a burning candle. The electronic candle includes a base and LEDs within a bulb and surrounded by a dome to provide a diffusing effect for light generated within the electronic candle. A memory accessible by a processor contains stored programming instructions causing the LEDs to illuminate under control of the processor, in accordance with particular modes of operation, varying from one mode to another after brief periods of time and in a random way. Each mode defines an apparent flame position having a radial position, angular position, and intensity of the simulated flame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: ILLUMOCITY LLC
    Inventors: David M. Robinson, Merritt James Tennison, Elijah E. Hooper, Guy Paolo Corral, Mark Taylor, Sonja Takatori, Joseph M. Vernaci, II, Paul T. Hinrichs, Kyle S. Johnston