Patents Examined by Arman B Fallahkhair
  • Patent number: 12044395
    Abstract: An illumination device may include, but is not limited to: a shell portion; and a light projection device disposed at least partially within the shell portion, the light projection device including: at least one light source operably couplable to a power source; and at least one diffraction grating configured to distribute a light beam generated by the at least one light source onto an interior surface of the shell portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Inventors: April Mitchell, Matthew Andersen
  • Patent number: 12044510
    Abstract: A pulse generator for generating an HPEM pulse includes a Marx generator having a plurality of capacitors that are connected in series between two output poles, providing a Marx voltage between the output poles during operation of the Marx generator. A DS resonator has two input poles and each of the input poles is connected to a respective one of the output poles by a respective supply line. The capacitors are physically disposed along a profile line having two ends at each of which a respective one of the output poles is located. A distance between the output poles is smaller than a longitudinal extent of the Marx generator along the profile line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Victor Kadetov, Diana Münzel
  • Patent number: 12038156
    Abstract: A light source module is provided. The light source module includes a lead frame, a light source, a cup part, and a reflector. The light source is disposed on the lead frame, wherein the light source provides a light. The cup part is disposed on the lead frame, wherein the cup part includes an opening, a plurality of thick-wall portions and a plurality of thin-wall portions. The thick-wall portions and the thin-wall portions surround the light source and define a space. The reflector covers the opening. At least a portion of the light is reflected by the reflector, and is emitted through the thick-wall portions and the thin-wall portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: Lextar Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Shu-Wei Chen, Jia-Jhang Kuo, Ching-Chi Chiang
  • Patent number: 12019263
    Abstract: A home appliance includes a cabinet having a storage space formed therein; a door configured to open and close an open front of the cabinet; a panel assembly mounted on a front surface of the door; and a controller, wherein the panel assembly includes: a front plate forming a front exterior of the door and transmitting light; and a lighting device emitting light of a set color, wherein the front plate includes: a base layer; and a colored layer formed on one surface of the base layer and has a first color, wherein the front surface of the door has the first color when the lighting device is turned off, and wherein the front surface of the door shines in a color selected by a user when the lighting device is turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Doyoun Han, Hyesun Jung, Jaesung Park
  • Patent number: 12013100
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a new dual-drum projection lamp provided with a housing. A first projection mechanism and a second projection mechanism located on one side of the first projection mechanism are arranged in the housing. A transmission mechanism is further arranged in the housing. The transmission mechanism is configured to link the first projection mechanism and the second projection mechanism to enable the first projection mechanism and the second projection mechanism to rotate simultaneously, or the transmission mechanism is configured to respectively drive the first projection mechanism or the second projection mechanism to rotate. The present disclosure has the beneficial effects that by adopting a new transmission mode, a transmission structure is simpler. In addition, the new transmission mode can be implemented only by a single motor, so that the production cost is reduced, and the fault rate is also reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Zhongshan Yong Qi Electronic Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Shaoqi Ji
  • Patent number: 12007598
    Abstract: A button lighting module is provided including: a light guide plate which has a button through-hole formed in a thickness direction to allow a button device configured to input a command to pass therethrough and has a light refractor provided around the button through-hole to refract a light path upward; and a light source which is configured to radiate light so that the light is incident on the light guide plate through an outer peripheral side surface of the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: KORTEK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joong Won Lee, Ho Jun Kwak, Hyun Woo Lee, Tae Jung Yoon, Chan Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 12001047
    Abstract: A light-guiding member includes a plurality of light-emitting portions separated by grooves; and a plurality of light sources each corresponding to a respective one of the plurality of light-emitting portions. The plurality of light-emitting portions include a plurality of outer portions, and at least one inner portion located in a region surrounded by the plurality of outer portions in a plan view. Each of the plurality of outer portions is adjacent to a smaller number of the light-emitting portions than a number of the light-emitting portions adjacent to a single inner portion of the at least one inner portion in a plan view. An area of a single outer portion of the plurality of outer portions is smaller than an area of the single inner portion in the plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryoma Okado, Satoshi Yoshinaga
  • Patent number: 11994281
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a light fixture which comprises a compartment configured to house at least one light source and a lens movably arranged relative to the light source. The light fixture further comprises a deformable membrane having a tubular shape extending from a first end to a second end and forming an inner cavity. The first end of the membrane is attached to the lens. The second end of the membrane is attached to a sidewall of the compartment. The sidewall is extending circumferentially around the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Harman Professional Denmark APS
    Inventor: Niels Joergen Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 11993202
    Abstract: A vehicle light distribution control apparatus includes a first surrounding environment recognition device configured to recognize a surrounding environment around a vehicle and detect first object information in the recognized surrounding environment, and a second surrounding environment recognition device configured to acquire map information in a predetermined range based on the positional information of the vehicle, and second object information included in the acquired map information, and an illumination device configured to radiate illumination light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kuramochi, Masashi Okano, Satoshi Nakano, Shuhei Dairokuno, Motohiro Hidaka, Katsuyuki Umezawa, Tatsuro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11988375
    Abstract: A light source unit includes light-emitting elements, a light-shielding body, and a rod lens including a first end surface, a second end surface, and a side surface. The light-shielding body is separated from the side surface, covers the side surface, includes an opening exposing at least a portion of the second end surface, and includes a tip protruding further than the second end surface in a first direction from the first end surface toward the second end surface. A first plane crosses the first direction and is at the same first-direction position as the tip. A second plane crosses the first direction and is at the same position as the second end surface or between the tip and second end surface in the first direction. A first surface area of the opening at the first plane is greater than a second surface area of the opening at the second plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yohei Kawano
  • Patent number: 11988363
    Abstract: A lighting element configured to be mounted on a mounting surface. The lighting element comprises a base member, at least one forward member, and at least one base-illuminating light source. The base member is adjacent the mounting surface when mounted and has a base member front surface positioned to face away from the mounting surface when mounted. The at least one forward member has a front surface and a rear surface opposite the front surface. The rear surface is spaced from and in face-to-face relationship with the base member front surface. The at least one base-illuminating light source is adjacent the forward member rear surface, is adapted to emit light, and is positioned to project light toward the base member front surface and such that no portion of the at least one base-illuminating light source extends beyond the forward member front surface nor rearward beyond the forward member rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Crenshaw Lighting LLC
    Inventors: Lucas Jankovsky, Matthew Vest
  • Patent number: 11982447
    Abstract: An appliance includes a cabinet and a user interface. The user interface includes an illuminable indicator. The appliance also includes a circuit board with an LED mounted on the circuit board. The appliance further includes a flexible light guide extending from the LED to the illuminable indicator. The flexible light guide provides optical communication from the LED to the illuminable indicator, such that the LED is operable to illuminate the illuminable indicator when the LED is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Andrew Kozinski, Andrew Justice, Jennifer Alford
  • Patent number: 11981251
    Abstract: An autonomous search light system for being mounted to an aircraft includes a search light for emitting an adjustable light output; an RF receiver with at least two RF antennas for receiving RF signals emitted by an RF transmitter; and a controller for determining a position of the RF transmitter in relation to the search light from the received RF signals and for controlling the search light based on the determined position of the RF transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Anil Kumar Jha, Jens Leuschner, Andre Hessling-Von Heimendahl
  • Patent number: 11982440
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to examples of a lens. In one embodiment, the lens includes an input surface and an output surface. The input surface includes a first input surface segment, a second input surface segment, and a third input surface segment. The second input surface segment is positioned to redirect light emitted at a range of angles by a light emitting diode (LED) to prevent being blocked by an adjacent LED assembly. The output surface includes a first output surface segment and a second output surface segment. The second output surface segment and the second input surface segment form a convex lens and the second output surface segment is positioned to receive and redirect the light emitted at the range of angles by the LED that are redirected by the second input surface segment to a second range of angles that avoids the adjacent LED assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Dialight Corporation
    Inventor: Qi Hong
  • Patent number: 11976792
    Abstract: An asymmetrical linear lens directing light at a limited solid angle includes a first solid profile section being a right trapezoid having a short and longer base side and two side legs. A second solid profile section is a non-right trapezoid having a short and longer base side and two side legs. The longer base side of the first solid profile section and the shorter base side of the second solid profile section coincide. One of the two side legs of the first solid profile section and one of the two side legs of the second solid profile section lie on a straight line enclosing a first angle with the longer base side of the second solid profile section. The other side leg of the second solid profile section is angled outward in relation to the other side leg of the first solid profile section by a second angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Nimbus Group GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Gstrein, Florian Frischmann
  • Patent number: 11977250
    Abstract: A lighting keyboard includes a backlight module and at least one keyswitch. The backlight module includes a lighting substrate and a protruding structure. The lighting substrate includes two non-intersecting traces and a light emitting unit. The light emitting unit is connected between the two non-intersecting traces. A position of the protruding structure corresponds to a position of the light emitting unit and the protruding structure is located between the two non-intersecting traces. The at least one keyswitch is disposed on the backlight module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: DARFON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Ying-Lan Liu, Hsin-Cheng Ho, Heng-Yi Huang
  • Patent number: 11976813
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to a water-resistant capture device for enclosing wired electro-magnetic components, the capture device having a base module and a connecting cap module, wherein when the base module and cap module enclose an electro-magnetic component and the base module is connected to the cap module, one or more electric wires are passed through wire apertures formed by a combined base module and cap module. In some embodiments, the base module may be deformable and deform when affixed to the cap module. In some embodiments a sealing agent may be disposed in an interior of the capture device. The sealing agent may, for example, be assembled in solid form and be at least partially liquified for distribution. In an exemplary embodiment, an LED may be captured within the capture device. The sealing agent may provide a water resistant seal between a base and a housing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Seasons 4, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Loomis, Nash Rittmann, Yi Xin Long
  • Patent number: 11965627
    Abstract: Modular lighting fixtures include, for example, a section having an elongated member and at least one light source. The elongated member includes an upper portion, a lower portion, an H-shaped cross-section, a longitudinal axis, and a first flange, a second flange, and a web defining a first channel along a first side of the web and the flanges and a second channel along a second side of the web and the flanges. The at least one light source is attached to the upper portion of the elongated member. The section may be a main section, a first upper section, and/or a second upper section. The sections may have a hollow cross-section and the flanges of the sections may be disposed at 90 degrees relative to each other. Methods for use in forming modular lighting fixtures and methods for illumination are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: LANDSCAPE FORMS, INC.
    Inventors: Linnaea Tillett, Janet Garwood, Kirt Martin, Brian Revoir, Eric Nelson
  • Patent number: 11959616
    Abstract: A light tower includes a base, an extendible mast coupled to the base, a battery pack supported on the base and including a plurality of lithium-ion battery cells, a light assembly including a plurality of light emitting diodes electrically coupled to the battery pack, a display configured to receive inputs and display information, and a controller in communication with the battery pack, the light assembly, and the display. The configured being to: receive a light intensity change input from the display, change a power provided by the battery pack to the light emitting diodes in response to the light intensity change input, and display on the display a change in runtime resulting from the change of the power provided by the battery pack to the light emitting diodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Bryan Avery, Brian Todd Brunelli, Dave Jones, Andrew Grasz, Cole Booth
  • Patent number: 11959600
    Abstract: A flameless candle includes a candle body, a light source, and a flame element. The candle body includes an inner region and an upper surface including an aperture. The light source is energized and de-energized selectively to control whether or not a light is emitted. The light emitted by the light source is emitted towards the interior region of the flame element, such that it passes through the interior region and onto the interior surface. The flame element is at least partially transparent or translucent, such that it permits the light to propagate through the flame element and outwardly from the exterior surface. While the light is emitted, the flame element moves with respect to non-moving portions of the candle body. While the light is emitted, at least a portion of the flame element extends through the aperture in the upper surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: The Sterno Group LLC
    Inventors: Lucian Hurduc, Frederic Boucher, Carl Marinier