Patents Examined by Britt D Hanley
  • Patent number: 11402076
    Abstract: A safety strobe light may include a modular design incorporating a body portion, a removable lamp or LED, and a removable means for attachment of the safety strobe light to a boom truck arm. The body portion may be constructed and arranged to house at least a portion of the lamp and means for attachment. The body portion may define a channel constructed and arranged to temporarily and removably attach to an attachment and removal tool attached to a hot stick or similar extension pole. The attachment and removal tool may be constructed and arranged to engage with the channel defined by the body portion, such that safety strobe lights may be attached to and removed from surfaces and objects (such as a boom truck arm).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Timothy Travis, Brian Travis
  • Patent number: 11402689
    Abstract: A mixed-format backlight and display employ a multiview zone to provide directional emitted light corresponding to a multiview portion of a mixed-format displayed image and a two-dimensional (2D) zone to provide broad-angle emitted light corresponding to a 2D portion of the mixed-format displayed image. A size of a multibeam emitter of the multiview zone is comparable to a size of a light valve of the mixed-format display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: LEIA INC.
    Inventor: David A. Fattal
  • Patent number: 11397350
    Abstract: A backlight module is provided, which includes a circuit board, a plurality of light-emitting elements, a light guide plate, a first reflective element, and a second reflective element. The circuit board has a plurality of light-reflecting regions. The light-emitting elements are arranged on the circuit board along a first direction. The light guide plate is disposed on the circuit board. The first reflective element is disposed between the light guide plate and the circuit board. The first reflective element surrounds the light-emitting elements. The second reflective element is disposed between the light guide plate and the circuit board. The second reflective element corresponds to the light-reflecting regions. The first reflective element has a first reflectivity R1. The second reflective element has a second reflectivity R2. The first reflectivity R1 and the second reflectivity R2 satisfy the following formula: 0?|(R1?R2)|/Max(R1, R2)<20%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Innolux Corporation
    Inventors: May Pan, Fu Kuo, Maggy Hsu
  • Patent number: 11391988
    Abstract: A light source module includes a back plate and light-emitting units. The back plate includes a bottom plate and a sidewall. An included angle is formed between an outer side surface of the sidewall and a horizontal plane where the bottom plate is located, and the included angle is an acute angle. An optical distance is defined between a top end of the sidewall and the horizontal plane. The light-emitting units are arranged in the back plate. The light-emitting units which are closest to the sidewall are defined as target light-emitting units, and each of the target light-emitting units has a radiation angle, and each of the target light-emitting units is separated from the sidewall by a distance. The first horizontal distance is determined by a tangent function of a complementary angle of the radiation angle, the second horizontal distance is determined by a tangent function of the included angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignees: Radiant Opto-Electronics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., Radiant Opto-Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Chang-Yao Chen, Chih-Chiang Chang, Ya-Yin Tsai
  • Patent number: 11382993
    Abstract: A sanitizing head includes a housing and multiple range light sources. The housing retains an ultraviolet (UV) lamp, and UV light emitted from the UV lamp exits through a front end of the housing. The range light sources are secured to the housing and arranged in one or more pairs. The range light sources in each pair of the one or more pairs are oriented relative to each other to emit respective light beams that converge at a predetermined distance in front of the UV lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Jamie J. Childress
  • Patent number: 11385498
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a mura-compensable direct-lit Mini-LED backlight module, including a PCB substrate, a reflective cover, and an optical diaphragm group which are sequentially arranged from bottom to top. The optical diaphragm group includes at least one diffusion diaphragm, and a plurality of microlens structures are arranged on a light emission side and/or a light incidence side of the diffusion diaphragm to form a microlens structure surface. In the backlight module provided by the disclosure, light is subjected to multiple reflections between the reflective cover and the diffusion diaphragm, thus improving the light emitting uniformity along the diffusion diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN LONGLI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoqi Zhang, Yi Peng, Shiqiang Zhuang, Xinli Wu, Xiaoxia Lv, Yan Li
  • Patent number: 11378262
    Abstract: A luminaire with a tool-less assembly feature that enhances ease of installation and serviceability in the field. The luminaire's housing defines a compartment accessible via a window adjacent a pair of opposed shoulders. The luminaire further includes a lighting module dimensioned to be received and retained in the window in an interference fit with the shoulders. The lighting module may include an LED module/light guide plate and/or an LED refractor assembly/LED gear tray. A resilient member is supported on the housing in position to abut the lighting module and deflect during insertion of the lighting module through the window, and to at least partially resile to maintain the lighting module against the shoulders in an operative position on the housing. Further, the resilient member is positioned to deflect during removal and to resile to tilt or otherwise assist in ejecting the lighting module from the housing during tool-less disassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Extant Lighting, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Paul Koch, Arthur Lee Smith
  • Patent number: 11372282
    Abstract: A backlight module includes a back plate, an optical element set, a wavelength conversion film, a light source, and an ink layer. The optical element set is disposed on the back plate and has a first surface, a second surface and at least one end surface. The first surface faces the back plate and is opposite to the second surface. The at least one end surface is connected to the first surface and the second surface. The wavelength conversion film is disposed on the back plate. The light source is adapted to provide light, and the light is transmitted to the wavelength conversion film and the optical element set. The ink layer is disposed on the at least one end surface of the optical element set. A display device is further provided. The backlight module and the display device may reduce the phenomenon of blue edge caused by light leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Ta-Hsiang Chiu, Wei-Hsuan Cheng, Cheng-Hsien Chou, Chen-Hung Lin
  • Patent number: 11366356
    Abstract: A surface light source device comprises: a plurality of light sources configured to emit light toward a light exit surface of the surface light source device; a holding member having an installation surface on which the light sources are installed; and a reflector having a plurality of openings that expose the light sources, respectively, the reflector being arranged to cover the installation surface of the holding member, the reflector including a first reflective sheet having an engagement piece at a peripheral portion of the first reflective sheet and a second reflective sheet adjacent to the first reflective sheet and having an engaged portion that is shiftably engaged with the engagement piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akihisa Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11359804
    Abstract: A decorative stone panel is provided, which comprises a natural stone panel (1), a ceramic tile (4), a light source (2) and curable transparent adhesive resin (3). The ceramic tile (4) is bonded to the inner surface of the natural stone plate (1). Counter-relies (9) are provided on the inner surface of the natural stone plate (1). The stone thickness at the bottom of the counter-reliefs (9) is 1 mm to 3.5 mm. The counter-reliefs (9) form a counter-relief figure. A cavity is provided between the counter-reliefs (9) and the body of the ceramic tile (4). The light source (2) is provided within the cavity. The cavity is also filled with curable transparent adhesive resin (3) on the side of the counter-reliefs (9) The decorative panel has good light transmitting properties and the light-transmitting surface is less prone to damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: Jianqiao Yang
  • Patent number: 11358409
    Abstract: An article comprising natural stone and method for forming the article are provided. A counter-relief is formed at a back of the natural stone. A light-transmitting reinforcing material is bonded to the back of the natural stone at the counter-relief to reinforce the natural stone at the counter-relief. A front of the natural stone is carved to form a relief at the front. The relief is positioned opposite to the counter-relief. The thickness of the natural stone between the relief and the counter-relief is reduced by the carving to allow light to transmit through the natural stone from the back to the front to illuminate the relief.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: Jianqiao Yang
  • Patent number: 11358410
    Abstract: An artistic magnetic or hook and loop backdrop is disclosed which hangs over an artist's easel for display which makes it easier to cleanup! It works differently than other products on the market because it is a light matted-art magnetic display, as opposed to a heavier cloth canvas. Additionally, this product allows for two interior LED strip lights to be placed on the backdrop so that the display tent can be illuminated without the use of bulky lighting. The artist does not need to stack the canvas in bins or boxes with the Artwork Magnetic Backdrop and can instead roll the backdrop up for easy portability. Ideally, there will be small pockets in the backdrop to store magnets so that the artist can easily access them before hanging new projects. Additionally, this product has been used to hang light weight 8×10?, 11×14?, and 20×24? artwork through windy outdoor shows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: Western Mwamlima
  • Patent number: 11351284
    Abstract: An excimer bulb assembly including an excimer bulb and a pass filter such that the excimer bulb assembly does not emit substantial UV radiation in wavelengths longer than 231 nm, 232 nm, 233 nm, 234 nm or 235 nm. The wavelengths are measured at an incident angle of zero (0) degrees to the filter plane. The pass filter is preferably constructed of a plurality of layers of hafnium oxide, and most preferably constructed of less than seventy five (75) layers of hafnium oxide. The excimer bulb, pass filter, and two electrical connectors may be adapted to form a cartridge which may be adapted to swivel along its main axis. The cartridge may further include a smart chip. The smart chip may retain and store information regarding the assembly and preferably retains hours of use of the excimer bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventors: Kevin C. Baxter, Min Shi
  • Patent number: 11347260
    Abstract: A front light module includes a light source having a light emitting surface and a light guide plate having a microstructure region. The microstructure region includes a first microstructure and a second microstructure. The first microstructure is located between the light emitting surface of the light source and the second microstructure. A surface of the first microstructure close to the light source and a direction of an optical axis have a first angle. A surface of the first microstructure away from the light source and the direction of the optical axis have a second angle. A surface of the second microstructure away from the light source and the direction of the optical axis have a third angle. The first angle and the second angle are respectively in a range of 30 degrees to 50 degrees and a range of 60 degrees to 90 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Ching-Huan Liao, Hsin-Tao Huang
  • Patent number: 11339937
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a novel motor vehicle illuminating headlight. The motor vehicle illuminating headlight includes a power supply driver electrically connected with structure modules. The surfaces of the structure modules are in contact with an aluminum pressing strip, the aluminum pressing strip being connected with a radiator fixedly connected with the power supply driver, the outer side of the radiator being connected with a PC lens, and the other side of the radiator connected with a support. Advantageously, the illuminating use efficiency is improved, the application range is wide, automatic switching between a main illuminating light and atmosphere lights is achieved, and therefore better illumination is provided, energy conservation and environmental protection are facilitated, and the motor vehicle illuminating headlight has good ornamental and economic value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventor: Xueqian Chai
  • Patent number: 11338050
    Abstract: An excimer bulb assembly including an excimer bulb and a pass filter such that the excimer bulb assembly does not emit substantial UV radiation in wavelengths longer than 231 nm, 232 nm, 233 nm, 234 nm or 235 nm. The wavelengths are measured at an incident angle of zero (0) degrees to the filter plane. The pass filter is preferably constructed of a plurality of layers of hafnium oxide, and most preferably constructed of less than seventy five (75) layers of hafnium oxide. The excimer bulb, pass filter, and two electrical connectors may be adapted to form a cartridge which may be adapted to swivel along its main axis. The cartridge may further include a smart chip. The smart chip may retain and store information regarding the assembly and preferably retains hours of use of the excimer bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Lumenlabs LLC
    Inventor: Kevin C. Baxter
  • Patent number: 11340495
    Abstract: Disclosed is an exterior case. This exterior case comprises: a base including an internal space for storing an electronic device; a circuit board disposed on a first surface of the base and including a plurality of light-emitting elements for emitting light; and a weft-and-warp-woven outer cover surrounding the base and the circuit board and transmitting emitted light, wherein at least one among the weft and the warp may be formed of a thermoplastic polyester elastomer (TPEE) coating yarn which uses a transparent TPEE as a core and includes a coating layer made of polyurethane (PU) and surrounding the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoonyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 11333310
    Abstract: A light assembly mountable in an aperture formed in a railing or a light fixture. The light assembly may include a housing, first and second clamps, and first and second fasteners. The first fastener may couple the first clamp to the housing, and the second fastener may couple the second clamp to the housing. When the fasteners are rotated, the respective clamps pivot outward and move towards the railing or light fixture to retain the light assembly in the railing or the fixture. The light assembly may be removable from the aperture in the railing or the fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Intense Lighting, LLC
    Inventors: Eric J. Mutch, Xin Guo, Marcus J. Worthington, Greg A. Kuhl
  • Patent number: 11326745
    Abstract: A LED light tube apparatus installed to a tube bracket includes a LED light source and a light passing tube. A driver includes a driver circuit. A power input electrode that an external power is supplied to the driver for generating a driving current supplied to the LED light source. A first cap and a second being disposed at two opposite ends of the light passing tube. The first cap and the second cap respectively have two pins inserted into corresponding pin sockets for fixing the LED light tube apparatus to the tube bracket. The LED light tube provides an in-house power source to the pin sockets, but the in-house power is not routed to the driver from the pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: XIAMEN LEEDARSON LIGHTING CO. LTD
    Inventors: Linhua Wang, Shuijing Liang, Shou Chen
  • Patent number: 11326753
    Abstract: A lamp for an automobile and an automobile including the same include first and second modules that generate light to emit the light to the outside and are spaced apart from each other, respectively including a first light source unit and a second light source unit that include a plurality of light sources which generate light and are provided in a horizontal direction. The light generated from the plurality of light sources provided in each of the first light source unit and the second light source unit is emitted to the outside to produce a plurality of beam patterns, and thus a first beam pattern group and a second beam pattern group are produced. A portion of the plurality of beam patterns constituting the second beam pattern group are produced in at least a portion of a region between the plurality of beam patterns constituting the first beam pattern group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young Geun Jun