Patents Examined by Christopher E Dunay
  • Patent number: 10564435
    Abstract: A device emitting light from two sides includes a base, a first light emitting surface, and a second light emitting surface. The base comprises a first surface and a second surface, the first surface is depressed to form a receiving groove, the receiving groove comprising a light incidence surface. The first light emitting surface protrudes from the second surface. The second light emitting surface is arranged beside the receiving groove. The second light emitting surface is a micro-structural portion, the micro-structural portion recessed from the first surface towards the second surface and forming a plurality of micro-structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: CHAMP TECH OPTICAL (FOSHAN) CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chin-Chung Chen
  • Patent number: 10568181
    Abstract: A surgical lamp and a method for illuminating a surgical field on a human body by the surgical lamp are provided. The surgical lamp comprises a lamp body (1), a control device (4) and at least one separate function module (6, 7). The lamp body (1) comprises at least one illuminant (3) for illuminating the surgical field and at least one interface having a first fixation device (11), a power supply terminal (12) and/or a data connection device (13). The control device (4) is provided for controlling the at least one illuminant (3) and is connected to the data connection device (13) of the at least one first interface for data transmission. The at least one function module (6, 7) comprises a second interface, having a second fixation device (14), a second power supply terminal (15) and/or a second data connection device (16), being compatible to the first interface and that can be docked thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TRUMPF MEDIZIN SYSTEME GMBH + CO. KG
    Inventors: Michael Schmid, Mathias Frenzel
  • Patent number: 10563830
    Abstract: A split luminaire having at least two sections that attach to one another, each section including an outer light transmitting cover and a housing. The housing includes partition with a rear side including a recess that extends upward from a bottom to a top edge of the housing. The recess defines a conduit through the assembled housings that is open on its top and bottom. A hollow tubular support is located within the conduit and permits wiring, cabling and/or other components to extend through the luminaire from the pole to above the housings. The tubular support has an upper and lower flanges. The upper flange provides a point for attachment of electrical components above the luminaire and the lower flange is attached to the top of a pole. One or more light sources are mounted within the luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Spring City Electrical Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Daniel A. Kovalchick, Michael Greck
  • Patent number: 10562446
    Abstract: The invention relates to an interior trim element for a motor vehicle which comprises: a translucent carrier component with a front side and a rear side, a translucent cover material on the front side of the carrier component and a light source on the rear side of the carrier component, wherein the translucent cover material has a Shore A hardness in the range between 60 and 80, wherein the interior trim element comprises at least one surface of a storage tray or storage compartment of the motor vehicle which is visible to passengers of the motor vehicle, and wherein the light source illuminates the visible surface of the storage tray or storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS GROUP GMBH
    Inventor: Carter Scott Cannon
  • Patent number: 10563850
    Abstract: The recessed lighting fixture includes a light source module and a driver housed within a unified casting, and within a shared outer casing. The outer casing may be coupled to a hangar holder that is movably coupled to a corresponding hangar bar. The outer casing, including the light source module and driver installed therein, may move both 1) in the length direction of the hangar bar and 2) perpendicular to the length direction of the hangar bar. The recessed lighting fixture may have less bulk and size than traditional recessed lighting fixtures. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: DMF, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Danesh
  • Patent number: 10563858
    Abstract: An athletic wear illumination system. The athletic wear illumination system may comprise a power pack device, and an athletic wear garment. The power pack may be configured to connect to a power pack connector and at least one illumination channel. The at least one illumination channel may be configured to consist of at least one upper layer and at least one bottom layer, where one or more lights are placed within the channel of the upper layer and bottom layer of an athletic wear garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Timothy Ryan Polanowski
  • Patent number: 10539278
    Abstract: A luminaire is provided for illuminating a task surface and a volume of space above and about the task surface, including a limited human occupiable space proximate the task surface. The luminaire includes a body having a base end and an extension portion extending from the base end. A task lighting element on the body, and suitably at the base of the body, directs light in a directional light distribution pattern toward a task surface. Area light sources on the extension portion of the body emit light in a diffuse light distribution pattern for illuminating the volume of space over the task surface and a limited human occupiable space proximate the task surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding, LLC
    Inventor: Peter Y. Y. Ngai
  • Patent number: 10531720
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container comprising: a receptacle with an outer wall visible from outside the container the peripheral outer wall is provided with a translucent layer, a housing that defines an inner space, an electronic circuit that comprises a central light source that emits light in a main emission direction. The light source is offset relative to the translucent layer. The electronic circuit is arranged within the inner space. A wave guide is arranged opposite the light source such as to guide a light wave emitted by the light source into the translucent layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Qualipac
    Inventors: Gérald Martines, Frédéric Jouan
  • Patent number: 10501025
    Abstract: A badge is provided herein. The badge includes a substrate attached to a housing. The housing includes a viewable portion. A light source is operably coupled with an optic. A reflective member is further disposed within the badge. A first portion of an excitation light emitted from the light source is directed through the optic toward a first portion of the viewable portion. A second portion of the excitation light is reflected by the reflective member towards a second portion of the viewable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Jeffrey Singer, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Michael A. Musleh, James J. Surman
  • Patent number: 10502391
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a light collector adapted to collect light from a plurality of light sources and where the light collector comprises a plurality of lenslets collecting light from the light sources and convert the light into a plurality of light beams propagating along an optical axis. The lenslets are arranged in a dense pattern, where at least 12 outermost adjacent lenslets is located along an outer circular boundary having the same radial distance to a center of the light collector. The dense pattern has been obtained by optimizing a packaging density defined by a ratio of a sum of areas of circular cross sections of the lenslets and an area of the outer circular boundary and that the packaging density is at least 0.79.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: HARMAN PROFESSIONAL DENMARK APS
    Inventor: Dennis Joergensen
  • Patent number: 10495805
    Abstract: Disclosed is a quantum dot display device including a light emitting unit configured to generate a light; and a color conversion unit configured to convert the light generated from the light emitting unit to a color light. The color conversion unit includes a quantum dot portion configured to convert the light to the color light; a bridge portion configured to provide a color conversion path of the light passing the quantum dot portion and to vertically guide the light; and a prism portion configured to guide the light passing the bridge portion to an outside. The above configuration may enhance the light efficiency by providing a sufficient color conversion path of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION, YONSEI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Young Joo Kim, Se Eun Kim, Jae Yong Lee, Min Ho Shin, Hyo Jun Kim
  • Patent number: 10488032
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a housing, a plurality of fins, and an LED module. The housing includes a first compartment having a top wall, a side wall extending from the top wall, and a first opening in the side wall. The plurality of fins is positioned in the first compartment so that at least one fin is in communication with the first opening. The LED module is connected to at least one of the heat fins and includes a PCB, a bezel, and at least one LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Jason Edward Duckworth, Mark Vincent Elmore, Jr., Douglas S. Hodges, Taylor A. Jenson
  • Patent number: 10488016
    Abstract: An LED lighting device is provided. The LED lighting device includes at least one light source, a base board, a reflector, a shell, a drive module and a mounting structure. The at least one light source is arranged on the base board. The base board and the reflector are contained in the shell. The drive module is assembled to the mounting structure. The LED lighting device includes connector connecting the mounting structure with the reflector. The base board and the shell are sandwiched between the reflector and the mounting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: OPPLE LIGHTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianmin Xie, Xiufeng Shi, Chaobo Liu
  • Patent number: 10480774
    Abstract: A light emitter assembly includes a base body, a base electrical connector disposed on the base body, and a light emitter disposed on the base body and electrically connected to the base electrical connector. The light emitter assembly also includes a light housing disposed on the base body and housing the light emitter, and a power receptacle and/or a communication receptacle disposed on the light housing and electrically connected to the base electrical connector. The light housing is configured to allow passage of light therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: McKeon Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Devin Benner
  • Patent number: 10480754
    Abstract: An illumination device includes: a laser light source; a cylindrical body disposed such that light emitted from the laser light source enters the cylindrical body at a first end portion side of the cylindrical body and passes through the cylindrical body; a reflector disposed so as to reflect light passing through the cylindrical body; and a ring assembly comprising a ring-shaped inner circumferential surface configured to reflect and propagate light from the reflector. The reflector includes: a first reflecting surface configured to reflect a first portion of light emitted from the laser light source, and a second reflecting surface configured to reflect a second portion of light emitted from the laser light source. The ring assembly further includes a fluorescent surface adapted to emit fluorescence by light reflected and propagated at the inner circumferential surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiichi Gomi, Takanori Aruga
  • Patent number: 10483715
    Abstract: Method for mounting a semiconductor laser element (3) into a laser holder (1), comprising the following steps: providing a laser holder (1) comprising a metal body (2) equipped with a substantially cylindrical housing (20) and comprising a frontal end (21) equipped with a first aperture (210) for passage of the laser beam produced by said laser element, and a back end (22) equipped with a second aperture (220) for inserting said laser element (3), said body (2) being passed through by a first group of windows (51, 52) arranged radially in a first plane (P1) perpendicular to the axis (23) of said housing (20), the angular spacing between said windows (51, 52) being regular; inserting said semiconductor laser element (3) into said housing (20); inserting an adhesive (24) for fastening said semiconductor laser element (3) into said windows (51, 52); and simultaneously setting the adhesive in said windows (51, 52) by means of ultraviolet light penetrating simultaneously into said windows (51, 52).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: North Inc.
    Inventors: Lucio Kilcher, Nicolas Abele
  • Patent number: 10480722
    Abstract: A retrofit lamp comprises a heat sink, a light source module with a circuit board, whose rear side lies two-dimensionally on the heat sink and at the front side of which at least one semiconductor light source is arranged, and a ring partially covering the front side of the light source module, wherein the ring presses the light source module onto the heat sink. A method serves for producing a retrofit lamp, wherein the rear side of the circuit board of the light source module is laid on the heat sink and the ring is put on the retrofit lamp from the front such that it presses the light source module onto the heat sink. The invention is particularly applicable to LED retrofit lamps for replacing conventional light bulbs or halogen lamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: LEDVANCE GMBH
    Inventors: Lambert Frye, Klaus Eckert, Isabell Sklorz
  • Patent number: 10480996
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a light source, a housing coupled to the light source, a light sensor, and a sensor cover over the light sensor and coupled to the housing. The housing includes an opening through which light generated by the light source is emitted towards an area of interest, and an exposed surface that reflects light such that the housing appears at a first color. The sensor cover includes a front surface that reflects light such that the sensor cover appears at a second color, which is substantially similar to the first color, and has an average transmittance greater than 10% within a desired wavelength band. By providing the sensor cover with the reflectance and average transmittance as described, a functional sensor cover that aesthetically blends with a lighting fixture is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries Lighting LLC
    Inventor: John Roberts
  • Patent number: 10465864
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present disclosure improved capabilities are described for a modular linear LED lighting system providing a flexible architectural slot lighting system with multiple configurations based on the same base body design with a performance of traditional lighting sources. The linear LED lighting system comprises at least one of a multiple attachment facility, multiple functional compartments, a linear series internal attachment facility, an end cap electrical interconnection facility, an adaptable optic facility, and a dimming facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: ECOSENSE LIGHTING INC.
    Inventor: Eric S. Leichner
  • Patent number: 10451232
    Abstract: A light fixture includes a mount configured to mount onto a mounting surface and a stem having a first end attached to the mount and extending in a first direction away from the mount with respect to the mounting surface to a second end. The light fixture further includes at least one arm having a first end attached to the stem and extending in a second direction away from the stem with respect to the mounting surface to a second end, the second direction at an angle with respect to the first direction. The light fixture includes a socket disposed on the second end of the at least one arm for receiving a light emitter and a power receptacle and/or a communication receptacle disposed on the second end of the stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: McKeon Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Devin Benner