Patents Examined by Bao Q Truong
  • Patent number: 11409101
    Abstract: A method of designing an freeform surface off-axial three-mirror imaging system is provided. The method includes: establishing an initial system and T (T?2) object-image relationships according to a design goal, and selecting M feature fields for each object-image relationship; using feature rays of the T object-image relationships to construct a freeform surface system by using the initial system; step (S3), the freeform surface system obtained in step (S2) is used as another initial system, using iterative process to reduce a deviation between actual intersection points and ideal target points of the feature rays and feature surfaces, iteratively reconstructing free-form surfaces in the free-form surface system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rui-rui Tang, Jun Zhu, Guo-Fan Jin, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 11402564
    Abstract: A lighting fixture for direct and indirect lighting employing a generally rectangular sheet of an optically transmissive material having a first broad-area surface configured for light output, an opposing second broad-area surface extending parallel to the first broad-area surface and configured for light output, a first edge configured for light input, and an opposing second edge configured for light input. The lighting fixture further employs two series of compact solid-state light sources optically coupled to the first and second edges, a plurality of patterned light extraction areas distributed over an area of the rectangular sheet and separated from one another and from the first and second edges by separation areas, and a housing encasing the solid-state light sources and one or more edges of the rectangular sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Sergiy Vasylyev, Mykola Masalitin
  • Patent number: 11388975
    Abstract: An organizing unit for multiple hair styling tools is disclosed herein. The organizing unit comprises a housing. The organizing unit also comprises one or more compartments formed in the housing. The one or more compartments are adapted to accommodate at least one of the multiple hair styling tools therein. The organizing unit further comprises a retractable arrangement comprising an electric cord and a retractable plug. The electric cord is configured to supply electric power to the retractable plug. The retractable plug comprises a cord spool post to wound the electric cord thereon; and a power transfer core adapted to allow power cords of one of the hair styling tools to be electrically connected thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventor: Anthony Fennell
  • Patent number: 11389554
    Abstract: Provided is a sterilizer which is simply attached to the bezel of a touch screen of the existing automated machine (an ATM, a kiosk, or a vending machine, etc.), and sterilizes the surface of the touch screen by vertically moving the moving UV bar (20) having UV-C light source by using a driving means. The sterilizer includes: a base plate (10) having an open portion (11) corresponding to the touch screen (2) of an automated machine (1) and attachable to a bezel of the touch screen (2); a moving UV bar (20) having a light source (21), and a protection cover (22) preventing light of the light source from being emitted in directions other than a direction toward a surface of a touch screen; and a horizontal cover (14) provided in a horizontal direction under the open portion, and a vertical cover (13L, 13R).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: HADELSYS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Won Gee Lee
  • Patent number: 11390211
    Abstract: A light bar mounted on a steering wheel includes a holding member, a substrate, a plurality of visible light sources, a plurality of infrared light sources, and a light guiding element. The holding member includes a radiating opening. The substrate is held by the holding member in such a manner that a gap is formed between a first end in a width direction of the substrate and one of side walls of the holding member. The infrared light sources are mounted and arranged on a front surface of the substrate generally along a length direction of the substrate for emitting infrared light toward the driver. The visible light sources are mounted and arranged on a back surface of the substrate generally along the length direction of the substrate. The light guiding element is configured to deflect visible light emitted from the visible light sources toward the radiating opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisanori Kihara, Bunpei Morita, Sayaka Sakakibara, Fumiyasu Kojima
  • Patent number: 11384930
    Abstract: A heat sink assembly has a base of non-conductive heat sink material which provides good heat transfer (e.g., aluminum nitride) and two electrical pathways are integrally formed with, and separated by, the base. An LED assembly is thermally and electrically bonded to the top surface of the heat sink assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventor: Anthony Maglica
  • Patent number: 11384931
    Abstract: A combined lighting and speaker device having a central longitudinal axis defining a forward and a rearward direction and a radially outward and a radially inward direction is provided. The device comprises a tweeter; a tweeter horn positioned radially outwardly of the tweeter; a speaker positioned rearward of the tweeter horn; and a light emitting diode, LED, assembly positioned radially outwardly of the tweeter. The LED assembly comprises one or more light emitting diodes, LEDs, and a lens having a forward surface. The tweeter horn has an inner edge in communication with an outer edge of the tweeter, so that the tweeter horn forms a guide to direct sound produced by the tweeter away from the speaker when in use. At least part of the tweeter horn is provided by the forward surface of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Zuma Array Limited
    Inventors: Morten Warren, Fong Ming, Laurence Dickie, Philip John Rimmer, John Daniell Hebert, Ed Rose
  • Patent number: 11384910
    Abstract: A light fixture is configured for mounting within a given housing-can. The light fixture may have a driver assembly, a heat-sink and a trim-casing assembly. The driver assembly may have a driver-printed-circuit-board, a lumen-switch, a color-temperature-switch, and a driver-box. The driver-printed-circuit-board, the lumen-switch, and the color-temperature-switch may be at least partially housed within the driver-box. With the lumen-switch, a lumen output of the light fixture may be selected. With the color-temperature-switch, a light color-temperature output of the light fixture may be selected. The trim-casing assembly may have a light-emitting-diode-circuit, a reflector, a lens, a can-attachment-means, and a trim-casing-member. The light-emitting-diode-circuit, the reflector, and the lens may be housed within the trim-casing-member. The can-attachment-means may be attached to an exterior of the trim-casing-member and is for attaching the light fixture to the housing-can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventor: Brandon Cohen
  • Patent number: 11365877
    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: April 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Hubbell Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam J. Clark, Perry Romano
  • Patent number: 11359798
    Abstract: A lighting device comprising a plurality of lighting modules arranged concentrically about an optical axis is disclosed wherein the plurality of lighting modules emit light in at least one of a plurality of wavelength ranges (UV, visible (e.g., blue, green, yellow, orange, red, white, etc.), IR) and are arranged at a non-parallel angle to an optical axis of the lighting device, wherein the emitted light is directed towards a lens system that focuses the light onto a viewing point. A second lighting device is disclosed, wherein the lighting device comprises a plurality of lighting modules arranged concentrically about an inner circumference of the lighting device, wherein the plurality of lighting modules emit light in at least one of a plurality of wavelength ranges (UV, visible (e.g., blue, green, yellow, orange, red, white, etc.), IR) onto a lighting director device that redirects the emitted light toward a lens system that focuses the light onto a viewing point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Feinbloom, Carl A. Giordano
  • Patent number: 11359795
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to lighting systems, in particular, to adjustable down lights using an arc assembly and turntable component system providing a compact adjustable insulation contact (IC) light housing having the ability to adjust the direction of the light source, a field-swappable modular component system, and a modular trim system providing, in some scenarios, lighting flexibility and glare-free viewing angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: One Illuminates LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Orsman, Robert Hoshlya
  • Patent number: 11355680
    Abstract: Various aspects of a light emitting apparatus includes a substrate. Various aspects of the light emitting apparatus include a light emitting die arranged on the substrate. The light emitting die includes one or more side walls. Various aspects of the light emitting apparatus include a reflective die attach material extending along the one or more side walls of the light emitting die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: BRIDGELUX, INC.
    Inventors: Vladimir Odnoblyudov, Scott West, Cem Basceri, Zhengqing Gan
  • Patent number: 11353177
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides smart curtain light strings including a fixing unit, a mounting unit, a light-emitting unit, and a control unit. The fixing unit passes through and is engaged with the mounting unit. The fixing unit includes a first guiding rail and a second guiding rail. Fixing pieces are fixedly connected with a top portion of the second guiding rail by screws. A horizontal plate is fixedly connected to a side of each fixing piece. Fixing plates are mounted on two sides of the first guiding rail. Positioning pieces are threadedly connected to the top portion of the second guiding rail. The mounting unit includes clamping sleeves and clump weights. A stabilizing sleeve passes through an interior of each clamping sleeve. Each stabilizing sleeve is screwed with each clamping sleeve through threads. A package cap is connected to a bottom portion of each stabilizing sleeve through threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventors: Bingbin Jia, Jianbo Chen, Dingbo Xie, Jie Liu
  • Patent number: 11351016
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wireless induction power supply type light-up electric toothbrush, including a toothbrush handle body, a main body support, a mainboard, a battery, a motor, a motor sleeve, a waterproof ring, a toothbrush handle cover plate, a toothbrush head cover plate, a toothbrush head rod and a toothbrush head, wherein the toothbrush head is further provided with bristles and a toothbrush head LED panel arranged with several toothbrush head LED lamps. The toothbrush is added with a healthcare function through LED lamps, and the toothbrush head LED lamps are powered up in a wireless manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Huan Luo
  • Patent number: 11339961
    Abstract: An anti-fouling lighting system is used for protecting a surface (16) against biofouling while the surface (16) is submerged in water. A non-contact water sensor (60) is used for sensing water thereby to detect whether or not a light source arrangement (26), or a portion of the light source arrangement (26), is submerged in water. The light source arrangement (26), or the portion of the light source arrangement (26), is controlled in dependence on the water sensor (60) output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Jacobus Josephus Leijssen
  • Patent number: 11333347
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a first light-emitting module, a second light-emitting module and an airflow-guiding structure. The second light-emitting module is adjacent to the first light-emitting module. The airflow-guiding structure includes a receiving casing, a first air inlet pipe in air communication with the receiving casing, and a first air outlet pipe in air communication with the receiving casing. The first light-emitting module is received inside the airflow-guiding structure. When external air flows into the receiving casing through the first air inlet pipe by natural convection, the external air inside the receiving casing is sterilized by a sterilization light source provided by the first light-emitting module, and the external air that has been sterilized by the sterilization light source flows out of the receiving casing through the first air outlet pipe by natural convection, and is then discharged out of the illumination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventor: Chia-Tin Chung
  • Patent number: 11326767
    Abstract: An illuminated rib for a folding hand fan comprising: a housing; and a lighting assembly, which comprises one or more light sources; wherein the lighting assembly is configured to be substantially encased within the housing; wherein when the lighting assembly is turned on a light from the one or more light sources is visible through the housing; and wherein the illuminated rib for the folding hand fan is configured to be operatively connected to one or more additional ribs and a leaf of the folding hand fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Paolo Del Vecchio, Jada Miranda, Chen Yanli
  • Patent number: 11326748
    Abstract: A hanging multiple-light string system includes a plug for an electrical mains, an electrical power cord having a first power cord end electrically connected to the plug, a given length, and a second power cord end opposite the first power cord end, and a cord of lights electrically connected to the second power cord end to receive power and illuminate at least one of the lights when the plug is connected to the electrical mains, the lights strung successively along a length less than the given length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventor: Derek Dee Deville
  • Patent number: 11326363
    Abstract: A LED lighting device (80) is installable on a standard wall fitting (10). The LED lighting device (80) includes an inductive power transmitter (84) including a housing (146), a tee top (112) on the housing (146) including a flat inductive power transfer face (120), and an inductive transmitter coil (154) located within the tee top (112). A LED lamp module (86) of the LED lighting device (80) includes a LED lamp body (184) containing one or more LEDs (180), a threaded male portion (131) formed on the LED lamp body (184) and shaped to threadably engage the standard wall fitting (10), an inductive power receiver pad (132) located adjacent a flat surface (120) of the threaded male portion (131), and an inductive power receiver coil (166) located in the LED lamp body (184). When the LED lighting device (80) is installed on the standard wall fitting (10), the LED lamp module (86) is wirelessly powered by the inductive power transmitter (84).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: William Svendsen, Brett Fritts, Richard Laitta, Jonathan Quon, Dai Zhongguo
  • Patent number: 11320102
    Abstract: A lighting system includes a light fixture assembly having a lower housing portion enclosing LED light circuitry, a rechargeable battery, a wireless communications module, and a system controller, and an upper housing portion enclosing a wireless charging receiver, a communication antenna, and a first set of magnets. A wireless charging assembly includes a wireless charging transmitter connected to a power source and a second set of magnets configured to releasably adhere to the first set of magnets to hold the charger housing against the fixture housing for charging. A wireless remote control application is used to control the lights within the fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: LED POWER, INC.
    Inventors: Chia-Tsung Tsao, Cary Aberg, Judy Kastner