Patents Examined by Bao Q Truong
  • Patent number: 10415789
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a downlight illumination device is upgraded to an illumination device based on one or more light-emitting diodes (LEDs) via a retrofit kit that includes (i) a lighting module comprising one or more LEDs, (ii) a driver module comprising circuitry for receiving power from the power source and supplying compatible power to the one or more LEDs, (iii) a flexible conduit connecting the lighting module to the driver module and containing therewithin a plurality of wires electrically connecting the lighting module to the driver module, and (iv) an alignment bracket for attachment within the housing and configured to receive the lighting module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher M. White, Brett James Pardikes, Steven Howard Ray
  • Patent number: 10412475
    Abstract: A light fixture comprises a fixture body, at least one lamp mounted to the fixture body for emitting a light beam, at least one speaker device and/or at least one sound detection device and/or at least one image capturing device integrally mounted to the fixture body. The speaker device provides for emitting sound. The sound detection device provides for detecting ambient sound. The Image capturing device provides for capturing an image. A controller is in operative communication with the at least one lamp, to the at least one speaker and/or to the at least one sound detection and/or at least one image capturing device for control thereof. A system for controlling the light emitted by these light fixtures comprises a master controller for receiving information from the controller and for transmitting control signals thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Yves Bernier
  • Patent number: 10406967
    Abstract: Provided is a beam-steering mechanism, comprising a lens and a light source positioned in a focal plane of the lens. One of the light source and the lens moves relative to the other of the light source and the lens. The light source outputs a light beam at the lens which forms an illumination spot on a surface from the light beam. The illumination spot moves in a direction in response to a movement of one of the light source and the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Chia Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 10408415
    Abstract: A vehicle light assembly, a heater plate, and a method for vehicle light heating. The vehicle light assembly includes an outer lens and a heater plate. The heater plate is moveable between a stowed position and a deployed position, the heater plate being situated in operative relationship with the outer lens and the heater plate being energized when in the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Beauchamp, John Orisich
  • Patent number: 10406970
    Abstract: A charge port illumination system for an electric vehicle includes a charge port disposed at the electric vehicle and configured for electrically connecting to a charging source to charge a power source of the electric vehicle. The charge port includes an outer portion that is exposed and viewable at the electric vehicle when a person is connecting the charge port to the charging source. The charge port includes at least one illumination source that, responsive to an activating event associated with an electric charging event of the electric vehicle, is activated to provide backlighting at the outer portion. The illumination source may be controlled to indicate a state of charge of the power source. The system may include a cover panel that is opened to expose and access the charge port. The activating event may include plugging in of the charging source to the charge port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Richard R. Hook, David A. Dingman
  • Patent number: 10400960
    Abstract: A lighting assembly includes an LED string affixed to a lamp support connected between first and second lighting sockets and includes an non-conductive coupling and a pair of conductive support segments. Each support segment is connected between the coupling a corresponding lighting socket, either directly or via an intervening endcap. The LED string includes an LED module and a pair of interconnects. The LED module includes one or more LEDs and power circuitry for coupling a supply voltage to the LEDs. The interconnect pair may include positive and negative interconnects. A fixed end of each interconnect is electrically and mechanically connected to a corresponding support segment. The first support segment is electrically coupled to a positive terminal of a voltage source and the second support segment is electrically coupled to a negative terminal of the voltage source, the interconnect pair conveys a supply voltage to each LED module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Principal Lighting Group, LLC
    Inventors: John Bryan Vincent, Nicholas Keith Kadlacek
  • Patent number: 10393362
    Abstract: The present invention provides an illuminated handle system for a cabinet. The illuminated handle system includes at least one handle comprising a gripping member, at least one support member that secures to a cabinet door via a fastener, a light source disposed within the gripping member, wherein the light source is operably connected to a first power source, a microprocessor, and a first transceiver. The microprocessor actuates the light source when a wireless signal is received by the first transceiver. The illuminated handle system further includes a motion sensor comprising a housing having a second power source and a second transceiver, wherein the motion sensor transmits a wireless signal to the handle when motion is detected, such that the light source is actuated. In an alternative embodiment, the light source is operably connected to a temperature activated sensor disposed within the handle that actuates the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Hurmie Wallace
  • Patent number: 10394039
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for reducing blue light hazard, including: a blue light source and a control module. The control module regulates the blue light source to emit a blue intermittent illumination in a fixed frequency, and a user who looks into the blue light source may perceive visual persistence effect via the blue intermittent illumination. On the other hand, the present invention also provides apparatus for reducing blue light hazard that utilizes a polarizer or a phase adjusting device. Further, various methods for reducing blue light hazard are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Po-Kang Lin
  • Patent number: 10386055
    Abstract: A lamp assembly adapted to cast shadow-free illumination over an area. Typically, a lamp assembly includes a plurality of light modules that are disposed in a spaced apart relationship over an area. Desirably, the lamp assembly is arranged to aim the light output of each module for overlapping summation on a target footprint. Modules generally each include a LED light source, a collimating lens disposed at a distal end of the mirror, and a tube disposed between the LED and the collimating lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: KAVO DENTAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: H. Thomas Lockamy, Mark Wedell, Jason W. Spencer, Daniel Manglicmot, Austin Unsworth
  • Patent number: 10381530
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a light emitting element that emits a light having a peak wavelength of not less than 411 nm and not more than 421 nm, and a phosphor that emits a fluorescence having a longer peak wavelength than the peak wavelength of the light emitted from the light emitting element. An emission spectrum of only the light emitting element and an emission spectrum of only the phosphor overlap each other while having an overlap width of not less than 71 nm and not more than 81 nm. The overlap width is defined as a wavelength difference between a long wavelength side point at a 0.1% height of a peak height of the emission spectrum of only the light emitting element and a short wavelength side point at a 0.1% height of a highest peak of the emission spectrum of only the phosphor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Miwa, Shota Shimonishi, Satomi Seki, Daisuke Kato, Shigeo Takeda
  • Patent number: 10364953
    Abstract: A solar-powered lantern uses light-emitting diodes to simulate an old-fashioned Edison-type bulb. The lantern comprises a housing having an upper edge defining an upper surface, a lower edge defining a lower surface, and a sidewall between the upper and lower edges. The lower edge of the housing transitions into a shade portion that extends downwardly from the housing. In the preferred embodiment the housing is cylindrical, and the shade is a conical shade having an upper edge coinciding with the lower edge of the housing. A light bulb also extends downwardly from the lower surface of the housing, and the light bulb is surrounded by a cage. A solar panel is disposed on the upper surface of the housing. A rechargeable battery is disposed in the housing, and the rechargeable battery is recharged with electrical energy generated by the solar panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Richard Cohen
  • Patent number: 10359558
    Abstract: A light guide composition includes a substrate and a first microstructure layer. The substrate has a first main surface. The first microstructure layer is disposed on the first main surface. A refractive index of the substrate with respect to a first light wavelength is greater than a refractive index of the first microstructure layer with respect to the first light wavelength, a refractive index of the substrate with respect to a second light wavelength is smaller than a refractive index of the first microstructure layer with respect to the second light wavelength, and the first light wavelength is smaller than the second light wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: Radiant Opto-Electronics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., Radiant Opto-Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yung-Hui Tai, Wei-Hsuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10352534
    Abstract: A lighting system comprises a light source for providing a light beam of directed non-diffused light with a first correlated color temperature along a main light beam direction; and a lamp shade-like structure comprising a bottom unit to be illuminated from the light source at one side and a screen structure provided at an opposite side, the bottom unit and the screen structure defining a light passage. The bottom unit comprises a diffused light generator for generating diffused light at a second correlated color temperature, which is larger than the first correlated color temperature, is at least partially transparent for the directed non-diffused light of the light beam, and is configured such that at least a divergent light beam portion of the light beam enters the light passage; and the screen structure is spatially oriented with respect to the main light beam direction of the divergent light beam portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: CoeLux S.r.l.
    Inventor: Paolo Di Trapani
  • Patent number: 10352526
    Abstract: A cooling member for a lighting and/or signaling system for a motor vehicle comprising a base and at least one heat dissipating device with a thermal conduction link to the base, the dissipating device comprising a plurality of dissipating elements, wherein each dissipating element comprises at least one dissipating wall extending from a fixing face. The embodiments relate also to a lighting and/or signaling system and to a method for producing the cooling member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo Vision
    Inventors: Marc Duarte, Eric Stefura, Paul Jacquemin, Christophe Cleto, Lotfi Redjem Saad, Brahim El Hachir
  • Patent number: 10353142
    Abstract: A LED light source includes a longitudinally extending first light guide, a housing, and a cartridge. The first light guide has a longitudinally extending light emitting face. The light emitting face has a first end face and a longitudinally spaced apart second end face. The housing has a first side proximate the first end face of the first light guide. The cartridge is mountable to the first side of the housing and has at least one LED on a first face of the cartridge. The first face extends generally transverse to the first light guide when the cartridge has been mounted to the housing. When the cartridge is mounted to the first side of the housing, the first face of the cartridge is adjacent the first end face. A LED light bulb is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 10352511
    Abstract: A lighting fixture that can be installed in a ceiling or retrofitted into a ceiling containing ceiling tiles mounted in a grid, while providing a more pleasing aesthetic appearance than prior art lighting fixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Energy Bank Incorporated
    Inventors: Neal R. Verfuerth, Brandon James King
  • Patent number: 10344932
    Abstract: Method for producing a light distribution on a road (8) using a motor vehicle headlight, wherein at least one laser beam (2) that can be modulated in intensity is directed in at least one coordinate direction in a scanning manner to a light conversion means (5) using at least one controlled beam deflection means (3) in order to generate an illuminated image (6) on same, said illuminated image being projected as a light image (6?) onto the road using projection optics (7), wherein the image generated from the laser beam (2) using the beam deflection means (3) is split by deflecting the laser beam (2?) by means of an image convolution means (4), and the sub-images are projected in a mirror-imaged manner in relation to a division line onto the light conversion means (5) to be combined and form an entire illuminated image (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ZKW Group GmbH
    Inventors: Bettina Reisinger, Markus Reinprecht, Thomas Mitterlehner
  • Patent number: 10337912
    Abstract: A sensor support for use with a lighting refractor includes a housing defining an interior cavity configured to receive and support a sensor for sensing at least one of motion or light. The sensor support further includes a locking structure operatively associated with the housing and configured to selectively attach the housing to a peripheral portion of a lighting refractor, and an aperture in the housing and arranged to expose the sensor to an environment around the lighting refractor. Sensor and lighting unit assemblies are also disclosed. A sensor assembly includes the sensor support and a sensor configured to sense at least one of motion or light. A lighting unit assembly includes the sensor support and a lighting unit having a refractor with a peripheral portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: LSI Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Wright, John D. Boyer, Travis Schubert
  • Patent number: 10338281
    Abstract: Described is a lighting device for detecting three-dimensional structures, in particular for a gesture recognition apparatus, as well as a gesture recognition apparatus having a lighting device. In order to be able to compactly construct the lighting device, the lighting device includes a prism through which illumination light (L) passes twice in order to illuminate a gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Jabil Optics Germany GmbH
    Inventor: Eberhard Piehler
  • Patent number: 10330278
    Abstract: The present embodiment relates to a device for preventing dewing of headlamp, the device comprising: a housing, which has a light source provided therein, and which has a lens installed on a front end thereof; a thermoelectric module formed inside the housing such that, when power is supplied, one side thereof is heated, while another side surface thereof is cooled; a heat sink for radiating heat generated from the thermoelectric module; a blowing fan formed behind the heat sink; and a blowing duct having a channel formed such that air, which is sent by the blowing fan, ascends along the inner surface of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Hoon Kim, Dong Kyun Kim