Patents Examined by Anh T. Mai
  • Patent number: 10900628
    Abstract: Various components for artificial candles and other lighting devices are described that can be used to create a realistic flame effect in the devices. The devices include a flame piece or element that extends upwardly from a body of the device. A light source can be disposed with respect to the flame piece such that the flame piece is illuminated. A variety of drive mechanisms could be disposed within the body of the device that can cause movement of the flame piece with respect to the body or housing. The flame piece can be coupled to a body or housing of the device using various components to suspend at least a portion of the flame piece within the body or housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: L&L Candle Company, LLC
    Inventor: Douglas Patton
  • Patent number: 10712084
    Abstract: A refrigerator according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a sterilizing device, wherein the sterilizing device includes a light source assembly which emits visible rays, and a photocatalytic filter which reacts with the visible rays, and the light source assembly is disposed to be inclined at a predetermined angle with respect to a horizontal line equally dividing the photocatalytic filter in a case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Yuri Choi, Eunjeong Kim, Jeongyon Kim, Myungsuk Lee
  • Patent number: 10704771
    Abstract: A lighting assembly for illuminating an architectural space includes a mounting bracket with an axial portion, a trim flange ring including an outer surface, and a light fixture including a flange with an external surface such that the lighting assembly has an installed configuration. The axial portion includes an annular cross-section and at least one open end. In the installed configuration, at least a portion of the light fixture is disposed inside the axial portion. In the installed configuration, the trim flange ring is disposed between the mounting bracket and the light fixture. In the installed configuration, the outer surface faces the architectural space such that the outer surface is a concentric ring around the external surface of the flange of the light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventor: Matthew John Schubert
  • Patent number: 10703283
    Abstract: An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a mirror head having a mirror casing and a mirror reflective element, and a mirror mounting structure configured to adjustably mount the mirror head at an interior portion of a vehicle. A receiving portion of the mirror head is configured for receiving a portable self-contained garage door opening module at least partially thereat. The module is operable to wirelessly transmit a radio frequency signal responsive to actuation of a user input of the module. With the module at the receiving portion of the mirror head, the user input is accessible by the vehicle driver. A cover element is configured to detachably attach at the mirror casing at the receiving portion to releasably secure the module at the mirror head, with the module being releasable from the mirror head when the cover element is detached from the mirror casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Darryl P. De Wind, Craig Kendall, Christopher R. Koetje, Niall R. Lynam
  • Patent number: 10708990
    Abstract: A color-adjustable medical headlamp assembly, including a headband assembly and a bezel, which can be worn around a user's head. The bezel contains a light source assembly that is capable of generating light with different colors and intensities, and an optical train that focuses the light generated by the light source assembly. A user input assembly is included to allow for the selection and adjustment of both the color and brightness of the light from the bezel. Also, the rear surface of the bezel has a higher coefficient of thermal conductance compared to the movable portion of the bezel and is an avenue for heat dissipation. Finally, a heat shield is attached to the bezel to cover its rear surface, which can pose a burn hazard after prolonged usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: John Thomas Ferguson
  • Patent number: 10704751
    Abstract: An intumescent firestop element is supported within a light can by fire sensitive supports each having a base fabricated of a meltable or flammable material and a supporting element fabricated of metal and supported by the base, with the base joined to the light can. In response to a fire, the fire sensitive supports cease to support the firestop element which drops to a deployed position in the light can until arrested by a limiter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: URSATECH LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoxiong Luo, John B. Page
  • Patent number: 10697613
    Abstract: A light source guiding device comprises a light source refracting unit and a light source reflecting unit. The light source refracting unit receives a part of a light beam emitted by a light source, and the light source refracting unit utilizes geometric shapes disposed on inner and outer surfaces to form a rectangular light spot on a light-receiving surface by the part of the light beam. The light source reflecting unit receives another part of the light beam emitted by the light source, and the light source reflecting unit reflects the other part of the light beam emitted by the light source to form another rectangular light spot by using geometric shapes disposed on its surface, and the two rectangular light spots are overlapped with each other to enhance an illuminance of the rectangular light spot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Chung-Min Jou
  • Patent number: 10697603
    Abstract: A lens of vehicular light has an entrance surface comprising: an upper part entrance surface for allowing light from the light source to enter, the light source being irradiated in an upper direction at a greater angle than a predetermined upper irradiation angle; a lower part entrance surface for allowing light from the light source to enter, the light source being irradiated in a lower direction at a greater angle than a predetermined lower irradiation angle; and a central entrance surface between the upper part entrance surface and the lower part entrance surface. The lower part entrance surface has a first lower part entrance surface on the light source optical axis side, and a second lower part entrance surface below the first lower part entrance surface. The lens performs the light distribution control whereby the light entering in the second lower part entrance surface is irradiated in a lower direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Okubo
  • Patent number: 10697597
    Abstract: A housing of a lighting apparatus comprises at least two first engagement portions on different sides of the housing. The first engagement portions are suitable for being connected to second engagement portions of a connector by translatory pushing into each other such that the housing is restricted relative to the connector in two degrees of freedom in a translatory respect and in three degrees of freedom in a rotary respect. The first engagement portion comprises means for latching suitable for allowing engagement of the means for latching of the second engagement portion in the first engagement portion so that the housing is restricted relative to the connector in a third degree of freedom in a translatory respect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: GLP German Light Products GmbH
    Inventor: Markus Salm
  • Patent number: 10690323
    Abstract: An embodiment relates to a target-oriented light emitting device comprising: a light emitting part for emitting light; a light focusing part for focusing the light emitted from the light emitting part; a first light adjusting part to which the light focused by in the light focusing part is incident, adjusting the orientation direction of the light, and emitting the adjusted light; and a second light adjusting part disposed between the light focusing part and the first light adjusting part so as to adjust a focal position of the light incident to the first light adjusting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Hyun Joo, Chang Hyuck Lee
  • Patent number: 10690305
    Abstract: An edge lit fixture. A light engine comprises a compartment and at least one elongated lens that are attachable to a mount plate. The mount plate, an exterior surface of the compartment, and the lens define an internal optical cavity. A light strip is mounted to the mount plate within the optical cavity. One or more legs can be used to attach the fixture to an external surface, such as a ceiling T-grid. The light engine can be used with legs of varying size such that it can fit within ceiling openings having different dimensions. The assembled fixture defines an open area. One or more light engines are arranged around or through the open area such that light is emitted into the open area. The open area of the fixture allows for existing materials, such as a ceiling tile, for example, to function as a back side reflector panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Randy Bernard, Nathan Snell, James Michael Lay, S. Scott Pratt
  • Patent number: 10690306
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a housing with a first side wall, a second side wall opposite the first side wall and a cover wall connecting the two side walls. The luminaire further includes a lamp device with a support plate and at least one luminous element, and a holder that couples the support plate of the lamp device to the side walls such that the support plate, together with the side walls and the cover wall, define an enclosed receiving space. An electrical connection device that is electrically connected to the lamp device is arranged in the enclosed receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: H4X e.U.
    Inventor: Andreas Hierzer
  • Patent number: 10688922
    Abstract: Provided is a soft upper trim of a vehicle door, in which an upper substrate, foam, and a transparent skin are laminated, and particularly, to a soft upper trim for switch assembly of a vehicle door, in which a switch, which is configured to preserve continuity of a transparent skin and display lock and unlock symbols on the transparent skin, is easily assembled to an upper substrate, and a method of manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Ji Hyun Cho, Dong Suk Kim, Jong Kyu Kim, Sung Won Lee
  • Patent number: 10690847
    Abstract: The invention is based on the idea of providing a light emitting diode (OLED) device which contains a substrate with a photonic crystal, whereby the formed film structure induces enhancement of the liberation of photons trapped inside the light emitting device structure. The photonic crystal structure is a film structure on a substrate produced using a combination of high and low refractive index materials, at least one of the materials being based on a liquid phase deposited metal-oxide or metalloid oxide material. By means of the invention light trapped due to total internal reflection in a waveguide acting light emitting structure can be extracted efficiently from the device by introducing the photonic crystal device structure between the substrate and conductive anode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: BRAGGONE OY
    Inventor: Ari Karkkainen
  • Patent number: 10683984
    Abstract: An illuminating device for vehicles with a housing in which an optical unit with a light source and an optical unit with a reflector and a hologram element are arranged to create a specified light diffusion. The hologram element runs at a right angle to a main radiation direction (H) in front of the illuminating device. The reflector is designed to be a deflecting reflector to deflect the light emitted at an obtuse angle (?) in the direction of the hologram element. The deflecting reflector is arranged outside of a horizontal plane that crosses one of the glare edges of the hologram element. The deflecting reflector is designed as a prism reflector that has a multitude of prism elements arranged in columns and/or rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Martin Mügge
  • Patent number: 10683982
    Abstract: A helicopter search light comprises a housing with a mounting portion, which is configured to be mounted to a helicopter, a light source support arranged within the housing and at least one optical system. Each optical system includes a group of at least two light sources with different light emission characteristics, which are arranged on the light source support; and a reflector, which is movable between at least two discrete positions, each position being associated with one of the at least two light sources, with the reflector in each position only reflecting light emitted by the associated light source. The helicopter search light further comprises at least one actuator, which is configured for selectively moving the reflector between the at least two discrete positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: Andre Hessling-Von Heimendahl, Anil Kumar Jha, Robert Trinschek
  • Patent number: 10678036
    Abstract: An optical device is provided. The optical device includes a first surface that defines a concave light incident surface facing a central axis and a light source; a second surface disposed opposite the first surface which is configured to reflect light incident on the concave light incident surface; and an inclined light exit surface between the first surface and the second surface. The second surface includes a concave first reflective portion curving toward the first surface, and a substantially flat second reflective portion which portion is interposed between a first reflective portion edge of the first reflective portion and an outer second surface edge of the second surface. The first reflective portion is configured to totally reflect light incident at a predetermined angle or more with respect to a top surface of the light source once to the light exit surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Sang Woo Ha, Tetsuo Ariyoshi, Kyung Mi Moon, Jong Sup Song, Jong Pil Won
  • Patent number: 10677403
    Abstract: The present application relates to an easy-to-install LED double-ring ceiling lamp, including a base plate, a LED light source board, a driving power supply, a translucent cover and a press ring. The LED light source board and the driving power supply are installed on the base plate, the translucent cover is covered on the base plate, and the press ring is covered outside the translucent cover and configured to support the translucent cover. The press ring and the base plate are detachably connected by multiple installation column-shaped bolts, and at least one of the multiple installation column-shaped bolts is a bendable installation column-shaped bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Yang Li, Liming Wang, Yong Ding, Jingwei Zhou, Hongqiang Xu, Guoquan Ding
  • Patent number: 10677443
    Abstract: Various embodiments may relate to an illuminating device including a light engine, a housing and a driver contained in the housing, wherein the illuminating device further includes a heat dissipation device disposed in the housing which includes a substrate for supporting the light engine and an insert ring in thermal-conductive contact with the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LEDVANCE GMBH
    Inventors: Rencheng Li, Tingbiao Lan, Ran Lin, Zhian Li
  • Patent number: 10677414
    Abstract: Light emission module, comprising a housing having at least one first opening and a second opening, a shaping optic, a light emission source, a module with mirrors disposed to receive at least a part of the light rays emitted by the light emission source, and a plurality of mirrors. The light emission module furthermore includes a cooling module configured to generate a flow of fluid circulating inside the inner space between the first and second openings in order to cool the light emission module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Christophe Duval, Stephan Sommerschuh