Patents Examined by Anabel Ton
  • Patent number: 10317043
    Abstract: A light fixture is provided that includes lighting components having one or more surfaces that subtend light emitted by one or more light sources into one or more corresponding subtended spans. Additional light sources are provided within the light fixture to exhibit back lighting effects that may be seen at various locations external to the light fixture and that may highlight other features of the light fixture intended as aesthetic features. Both the forward projected ray sets and the aesthetic lighting may be controlled independently of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: JST Performance, LLC
    Inventor: Edgar A. Madril
  • Patent number: 10317021
    Abstract: A minimally complex, low cost/economical luminaire that distributes point source light for general lighting applications, the luminaire having a substrate with a linear array of discrete light sources positioned to emit light into an air-filled cavity and a light redirecting assembly on the other side the air-filled cavity, the assembly comprising a clear, light transmissive rigid cover and a clear, light transmissive semi-rigid flexible film positioned between the cover and the substrate, wherein the film is non-adhesively secured within the luminaire and flexed to generally conform to the shape of the cover and wherein the surface of the film facing into the air-filled cavity comprises an array of optical relief structures extending into the air-filled cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: WhiteOptics LLC
    Inventors: John N. Magno, Eric W. Teather
  • Patent number: 10317732
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a plurality of light sources that are arranged in several rows at different intervals so that light emitted from the plurality of light sources may reach all regions of a display panel uniformly. Accordingly, a uniform dispersion of the light incident on the display panel may be achieved. Furthermore, distribution of light generated from the plurality of light sources on the display panel may be facilitated through a reflecting unit without the use of a light-guide plate or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dae Young Kim, Jong Bin Kim, Hyung Ki Kim, Young Min Lee, Young-Wook Jung, Jae Hak Cho, Yong Dok Cha
  • Patent number: 10309596
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus is provided that is able to illuminate despite the loss of a primary source of power. In implementation, a controller is provided for determining if a loss of normal power has occurred so that a first source of illumination cannot function. In that case, a second power source is provided to supply energy to a second source of illumination. Further, the first and second sources of illumination may use the same switch such that a users inconvenience is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Michael L. Simmons
  • Patent number: 10302840
    Abstract: There is provided a backlight capable of easily eliminating a bright portion generated near lateral surfaces of a light guide plate, even when a plate-like reflective member is brought close to the lateral, surfaces of the light guide plate. The backlight includes, a light guide plate including a light emission surface, a reflective surface, and at least one of the lateral surface as an incident surface, a light source disposed to face the incident surface, a reflective member which is disposed to face another lateral surface other than the incident surface and includes a diffusion reflective surface, and an adhesive member for adhering the reflective member to the another lateral surface of the light guide plate, wherein a length of the adhesive member in a thickness direction of the light guide plate is smaller than a thickness of the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD, CITIZEN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyokazu Watanabe, Naoya Kashiwagi, Takuma Horiuchi, Takashi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10302270
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting apparatus includes: a light source; a reflector that reflects light emitted from the light source toward a vehicle travel direction; a light distribution control unit that controls light distribution of light reflected by the reflector; and a projection lens that projects the light of which the light distribution is controlled by the light distribution control unit toward the vehicle travel direction, wherein the light distribution control unit has a structure in which a plurality of reflection elements are provided to be aligned in a vehicle width direction, and wherein light that is incident on the projection lens from an upper direction of the plurality of reflection elements of the light reflected by the reflector forms a light distribution pattern that includes a cutoff line which is defined by an upper end of the plurality of reflection elements, and light that is incident on the plurality of reflection elements is reflected toward the projection lens to thereby form a complementary l
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Satoru Hiki
  • Patent number: 10295136
    Abstract: A light emitting assembly comprising: a light emitting structure with a first light emission surface comprising one or more point-like light sources to emit light; a transparent beam shaping structure comprising a second light emission surface and a second light receiving surface, wherein the second light receiving surface is arranged at a distance above the first light emission surface to create an air gap to receive light emitted from the light emitting structure within an acceptance angle ? for the beam shaping structure to shape a resulting beam of light being emitted through the second light emission surface; and one or more transparent light guiding elements arranged between the beam shaping structure and the light emitting structure suitably shaped to refract at least part of the light emitted from the first light emission surface under an emergent angle ? larger than the acceptance angle ? towards the beam shaping structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: LUMILEDS LLC
    Inventor: Benno Spinger
  • Patent number: 10288275
    Abstract: An LED lighting fixture includes: an LED unit which emits light; a control board in which a plurality of LED units are arranged and which supplies power to the LED unit; a heat dissipation unit which is coupled to the control board so as to transmit heat generated from the control board; a cooling unit coupled to the heat dissipation unit for cooling the heat dissipation unit by non-powered circulation of an embedded actuating fluid; and a hollow illumination body unit which embeds the heat dissipation unit and the cooling unit therein and supports the heat dissipation unit so as to have the LED unit exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SAEBIT TECH INC.
    Inventors: Gi Woo Kim, Sang Min Park
  • Patent number: 10288237
    Abstract: Provided is an LED lamp strip and a lighting system. The LED lamp strip comprises a lamp strip body, an installing groove, a first connection assembly, a second connection assembly and third connection assemblies. The lamp strip body arranged in the installing groove comprises opposite first and a second end portions. The first connection assembly is connected with the first end portion for connecting the lamp strip body with an external power source and the second connection assembly is connected with the second end portion for blocking the same. Lamp bars are arranged between the first and second end portions; the third connection assemblies are arranged between the adjacent lamp bars for electrically connecting them. Each lamp bar comprises a shell, a circuit board arranged in the shells and an LED lamps arranged on the circuit boards; and gaps exist between the LED lamps and the shells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: BLUEVIEW ELEC-OPTIC TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhongxun Li
  • Patent number: 10281134
    Abstract: A dishwasher, in particular a household dishwasher, includes a dishwasher cavity for cleaning dishes, glasses, cutlery or similar wash items. The dishwasher cavity has a plurality of walls that delimit it, with at least one of the walls including a through-hole. A flat lighting unit is configured for placement in the through-hole such as to be pressed by a mechanical force application element against edge regions surrounding the through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Florian Grohmann, Thomas Tremmel, Norbert Gerstner
  • Patent number: 10281123
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a supporting base, and a light-emitting element inserted in the supporting base. The light-emitting element includes a substrate having a supporting surface and a side surface, a light-emitting chip disposed on the supporting surface, and a first wavelength conversion layer covering the light-emitting chip and only a portion of the supporting surface without covering the side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: EPISTAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chih-Ping Ho, Chih-Wei Liao, Shyi-Ming Pan
  • Patent number: 10274158
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a lighting system comprises: a light source; a lens spaced apart from the light source and including a first surface to receive light from the light source, the lens further including a second surface through which at least a portion of the light received by the lens exits; and a cover spaced from the lens and including a first surface to receive at least a portion of the light that exits the lens, the cover further including a second surface through which at least a portion of the light received by the cover exits; the second surface of the lens including a portion convex with respect to the light source; the first surface of the cover including a portion convex with respect to the light source and disposed over the convex portion of the lens. In some embodiments, the second surface of the cover is flat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: GE Lighting Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Péter Álmosdi, Viktor Zsellér, Ákos Péter
  • Patent number: 10274137
    Abstract: A lamp assembly and a lamp are provided. The lamp assembly includes a light source substrate, a circuit board and a lamp cover. The light source substrate includes a first surface, a second surface and plural light sources. The first surface is opposite to the second surface, and the light sources are disposed on the first surface. The circuit board is electrically connected to the light source substrate. A transmitting and receiving module is disposed on the circuit board, and the transmitting and receiving module has an antenna. A lamp cover covers the light sources. The lamp cover has an outer surface, an inner surface and a through hole. The inner surface is opposite to the outer surface, and the through hole extends from the inner surface to the outer surface. The antenna passes through the through hole and extends outside the outer surface of the lamp cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Beautiful Light Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Shih-Ting Chiu, Chien-Wen Chiu
  • Patent number: 10267495
    Abstract: A visor for a lighting fixture is snap fitted to the lighting fixture that effectively reduces sky glow. The visor (100) comprises a central panel (104) and a pair of side panels (106). The pair of side panels (106) is extended from the operative ends of central panel (104). Further at least one connecting portion (108) having a hemmed formation (110) are configured on the central panel (104) and pair of side panels (106), wherein at least one clip (112) is fitted into the hemmed formation (110) that facilitates mounting of the visor (100) on the lighting fixture (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Appleton Grp LLC
    Inventors: Indrajit Boiragi, Jinchandra S. Palase, Rajesh Hatewar, Sudhir V. Managuli, Harish P. Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10267982
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a light bar adhesive tape for a backlight source, including: a transparent bonding material layer configured to be bonded to a surface of a light bar flexible circuit board; a black and white flexible coating layer having a black surface on one side and a white surface on the other side, the white surface of the black and white flexible coating layer being bonded with the transparent bonding material layer; and a black and white bonding material layer having a black surface on one side and a white surface on the other side, the black surface of the black and white bonding material layer being bonded with the black surface of the black and white flexible coating layer. The present disclosure also relates to a backlight module including the light bar adhesive tape as above described and a display device including the backlight module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BOE OPTICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qi Zhang, Deyu Meng
  • Patent number: 10260689
    Abstract: An adjustable headlight includes a headband and an adjustable illumination device mounted on the headband. The adjustable illumination device includes a light source, a lens, a rotating shell, a first adjuster, a second adjuster, a tubular electrical conductive rack, and a base. The light source is electrically connected to the top end of the tubular electrical conductive rack. The lens is mounted on the front end of the rotating shell. The first adjuster is rotatably connected to the rotating shell. The second adjuster drives the tubular electrical conductive rack to be rotatably coupled with the first adjuster and the base. Rotating the rotating shell changes the distance between the light source and the lens, so as to achieve focus adjustment within the adjustable headlight without changing external length of the device. The device is adapted for being worn on the user's head in various circumstances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ningbo Futai Electric Limited
    Inventor: Fujun Qiu
  • Patent number: 10261648
    Abstract: An exterior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a mirror head and an exterior mirror reflective element fixedly attached at the mirror head. An attachment portion is configured for attachment at an exterior portion of the vehicle. The mirror assembly includes a multi-axis adjustment mechanism having at least one electrically-operable actuator. The multi-axis adjustment mechanism is operable to move the mirror head, with the exterior mirror reflective element fixedly attached thereto, about multiple axes relative to the attachment portion. The exterior mirror reflective element moves in tandem with movement of the mirror head relative to the exterior portion of the body of the vehicle to adjust the rearward field of view of a driver of the vehicle who views the exterior mirror reflective element when operating the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: John T. Uken, Darryl P. De Wind, Keith D. Foote, Joseph M. Mambourg, Rodney K. Blank, Mark L. Larson, Niall R. Lynam
  • Patent number: 10254468
    Abstract: A display device is provided. The display device comprises a display surface with several segments that can be backlit, which are configured in such a way that, if subsets of the segments are backlit together, a different one of several symbols is in each case depicted by the display surface, a number of light sources corresponding to the number of symbols, a layer structure of several flat light transmitting layers made of a transparent or translucent material, preferably plastic, wherein the light transmitting layers are stacked with the main surfaces facing each other and are in each case configured in such a way that, primarily, light of exactly one of the light sources is transmitted from a narrow side of the light transmitting layer provided for light entrance to another narrow side of the light transmitting layer as a light exit to at least one segment of the associated symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Preh GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Kramlich
  • Patent number: 10247873
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lighting device of a vehicle capable of achieving an enhancement in luminous efficacy. The disclosed lighting device includes a light source for generating light, a light guide including a light emitting portion formed with first patterns arranged in a longitudinal direction of the light emitting portion, to guide the light, the light emitting portion performing light emission using the light, and a light receiving portion to receive the light generated by the light source, and a back cover, on which the light guide is mounted. The back cover is formed with second patterns arranged in a longitudinal direction of the back cover at a portion of the back cover, on which the light receiving portion is mounted. The first patterns are formed to have a greater width with increasing distance from the light source. The second patterns are formed to have the same width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyung Gu Min
  • Patent number: 10234132
    Abstract: A lighted holding device is disclosed having at least one ring, having a hollow center, an outside surface, and an inside surface, said ring configured to receive a beverage container therein. The ring has a handle coupled thereto and a light source disposed opposite the handle. The device also has a power source coupled to the light source and a switch coupled to the power source and the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Alliance Sports Group, L.P.
    Inventors: Gregory Lee Horne, Jimmy Prieto