Patents Examined by Ali Alavi
  • Patent number: 10724707
    Abstract: A lens comprises an elongated shape. The lens has a short axis and a long axis. The lens comprises an upper surface through which a substantial majority of light exits the lens when a light emitting element is situated at or below a base of the lens. The upper surface includes a trough that extends along at least one of the short and the long axis. The upper surface includes a surface of a curved wall that joins the upper surface to the base of the lens. A lower surface of the trough is curved along the short axis and along the long axis. The lower surface of the trough has a curvature along the short axis that differs from a curvature along the long axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventor: Michael David Camras
  • Patent number: 10718895
    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: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Masayuki Mifune, Makoto Miyao
  • Patent number: 10715188
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for converting broad spectrum electromagnetic energy to useful, narrow bands of electromagnetic energy. The broad spectrum electromagnetic energy may be from the Sun or from combustion, and output from the apparatus may be bands of visible light, infrared, microwaves, or a combination thereof. The apparatus can function as part of a highly efficient plant growing system or may function as part of a heating or warming system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: James F. Brown
  • Patent number: 10711978
    Abstract: An example luminaire includes a laser light source, a photoluminescent material and a holographic optical element. The holographic optical element has a hologram optically coupled to the laser light source and to the photoluminescent material. The hologram is configured to distribute light received from the laser light source as a pattern of light to the photoluminescent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: David P. Ramer, Guan-Bo Lin, An Mao, Januk Aggarwal, Rashmi Kumar Rogers
  • Patent number: 10705277
    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: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Munenori Motooka, Nobuyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10704766
    Abstract: A driver and a light fixture including an LED array and the driver. The driver including a microprocessor, at least one capacitor, a charging circuit, and discharging circuit. The charging circuit is controlled by the microprocessor and charges the at least one capacitor to a voltage such as at least two times a forward voltage of the LED array. The discharging circuit is controlled by the microprocessor and delivers power from the at least one capacitor to the LED array in discrete pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: ARCTIC RAYS, LLC
    Inventors: Dirk Fieberg, Charles L. Frey
  • Patent number: 10697739
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electronic flashbang device including solid state electronics to produce and control sound and light emissions. The device comprises a housing disposed with at least twelve high intensity LEDs at an exterior surface. The housing further includes at least two high decibel sirens. The device further includes a rechargeable batteries to feed power to the LEDs and sirens. A safety switch is incorporated at the outer surface of the housing to activate the electronic flashbang device. On operation of the device, the LEDs are configured to generate brighter light emission and the sirens are configured to emit an intensely loud noise pulse, thereby disables the target for a short period of time allowing safer entry without any fire, soft tissue injury to the target, user or infrastructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: David Skipper
  • Patent number: 10700244
    Abstract: An LED pump light with multiple phosphors is described. LEDs emitting radiation at violet and/or ultraviolet wavelengths are used to pump phosphor materials that emit other colors. The LEDs operating in different wavelength ranges are arranged to reduce light re-absorption and improve light output efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ECOSENSE LIGHTING, INC.
    Inventors: Aurelien J. F. David, Arpan Chakraborty, Michael Ragan Krames, Troy Trottier
  • Patent number: 10690311
    Abstract: A vehicle headlight device attached to a part of a vehicle and configured to apply illumination light to a road surface on which the vehicle runs comprises: a light source device configured to Generate the illumination light; an optical unit disposed on a light axis of the light source device and configured to project the illumination light from the light source device so as to form a desired light distribution; and a polarization direction conversion device disposed in a part of a light path between the light source device and the optical unit and being able to control the illumination light from the light source device with inclusion of conversion of a polarization direction thereof for each irradiation region in accordance with a state of a position irradiated with the illumination light on the road surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Hirata, Toshinori Sugiyama, Yasuhiko Kunii
  • Patent number: 10690328
    Abstract: An adjustable supporting frame includes a fixing element, a first adjusting member, and at least one second adjusting member. The first adjusting member includes a first rotating portion and a second rotating base. The first rotating portion rotatably coupled to the first rotating base. The second adjusting member includes a second rotating portion and a third rotating base. The second rotating portion is rotatably coupled to the second rotating base. The third rotating base is configured to couple to a product. An adjustable lighting device having the adjustable supporting frame is also provided. The adjustable lighting device can achieve a large adjustment range and a large illumination range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOALSUN OPTOELECTRONTCS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Yongming Li
  • Patent number: 10690842
    Abstract: Presented is a multiparameter automated luminaire comprised of a plurality of light engine modules, a plurality of which by design homogenize light emitted by its light sources more fully than at least one of the light engine modules, which is intentionally designed to noticeably not fully homogenize the light emitted by its light sources. In the preferred embodiment, the non homogenizing light engine module also includes light modulators optionally engagable to more fully homogenize the light output from that light engine module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Robe Lighting s.r.o.
    Inventors: Pavel Jurik, Josef Valchar
  • Patent number: 10687432
    Abstract: A cover for an electrical receptacle including a faceplate. The cover also includes a first transmission tab configured to be electrically connected to a first power line of the electrical receptacle and a second transmission tab configured to be electrically connected to a second power line of the electrical receptacle. Additionally, the cover includes a device (such as a light source, circuit, port, or sensor) in communication with the first transmission tab and the second transmission tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Cordell Eldred Ebeling
  • Patent number: 10677427
    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: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Axis Lighting Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Esteves, Andrew Miles, Howard Yaphe, Thomas James
  • Patent number: 10677437
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion device, etc., for laser light according to the present disclosure includes: a first substrate that is light-transmissive; a second substrate that is light-transmissive; and a phosphor layer provided between the first substrate and the second substrate and including a phosphor that converts the wavelength of incident laser light having a predetermined wavelength. The laser light has a laser irradiation power density of at least 0.03 W/mm2, and each of the first substrate and the second substrate has a thermal conductivity higher than the thermal conductivity of the phosphor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahito Yamana, Noboru Iizawa, Shintaro Hayashi, Yoshiyuki Nakano
  • Patent number: 10677416
    Abstract: An elongated lens (300) is formed with a trough (310) along the long axis on the light emitting surface of the lens. The elongated lens (300) may include a curved wall (325) about its perimeter, and a smooth transition (317) between the curved wall (325) and the trough (310). The trough (310) may include a concave shape along both the long axis and the short axis, although the radius of curvature of the concave shape may differ between the long and short axes. The eccentricity of the illumination pattern may be controlled by the size of the trough (310) and these radii of curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventor: Michael David Camras
  • Patent number: 10677440
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes: a lamp shell including a lamp head, a lamp neck and a sleeve; a passive heat dissipating element having a heat sink connected to the lamp shell; a power source having a first portion and a second portion; a light emitting surface connected to the heat sink of the passive heat dissipating element and comprising LED chips electrically connected to the power source; a first heat dissipating channel formed in a first chamber of the lamp shell for dissipating heat generated from the power source while the LED lamp is working, and the first chamber is located between bottom of the LED lamp and an upper portion of the lamp neck; and a second heat dissipating channel formed in the heat sink and between the fins and the base of the heat sink for dissipating the heat generated from the LED chips and transferred to the heat sink; wherein the light emitting surface includes a first region, a second region located inside the first region in a radial direction of the LED lamp and a third region locate
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tao Jiang, Mingbin Wang, Aiming Xiong, Lin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10677439
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes: a lamp shell including a lamp head, a lamp neck and a sleeve; a passive heat dissipating element having a heat sink connected to the lamp shell, wherein the heat sink comprises fins and a base; a power source; a light emitting surface comprising LED chips; a first heat dissipating channel; a second heat dissipating channel; and a lamp cover; wherein the second end on the upper portion of the lamp neck of the lamp shell is formed with a venting hole, the lamp shell has an airflow limiting surface which extends radially outwardly and is located away from the venting hole, the airflow limiting surface cloaks at least part of the fins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Tao Jiang, Mingbin Wang, Aiming Xiong, Lin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10677441
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes: a lamp shell including a lamp head, a lamp neck and a sleeve; a passive heat dissipating element having a heat sink connected to the lamp shell; a power source having a first portion and a second portion; a light emitting surface connected to the heat sink of the passive heat dissipating element and comprising LED chips electrically connected to the power source; a first heat dissipating channel formed in a first chamber of the lamp shell for dissipating heat generated from the power source while the LED lamp is working, and the first chamber is located between bottom of the LED lamp and an upper portion of the lamp neck; and a second heat dissipating channel formed in the heat sink and between the fins and the base of the heat sink for dissipating the heat generated from the LED chips and transferred to the heat sink; wherein the sleeve has a first positioning unit, the lamp neck has a second positioning unit, the sleeve can be connected with the lamp neck by engaging the first position
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tao Jiang, Mingbin Wang, Aiming Xiong, Lin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10663135
    Abstract: A light module for a motor vehicle headlight, including at least two light sources, two optical elements, respectively configured for guiding light rays emitted by a light source, and an attachment support, against which the optical elements and the light sources are disposed. The optical elements include at least one first optical element associated with a first light source and one second optical element associated with a second light source. The light module includes a frame for retaining the optical elements on the attachment support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Pascal Garin, Stephane Andre, Remi Letoumelin
  • Patent number: 10663148
    Abstract: Modular channels are disclosed. The channels include a pair of sidewalls and a channel bottom. The pair of sidewalls and the channel bottom are separate, modular, and connected at or proximate to the sidewall bottoms by complementary engaging structures carried by the parts. In some cases, an intermediate member may be placed in the joints between the bottom and the sidewalls. The intermediate member may be made of plastic or rubber, and typically has a constant cross section. It may be a tube or have a round or ellipsoid cross section. The sidewalls may have flanges for flush-mounting the channel in a wall or similar structure. The sidewalls and bottom may carry various channels for alignment with other channels or mounting on other structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Elemental LED, Inc.
    Inventor: Irving Heredia