Patents Examined by Danielle Allen
  • Patent number: 9625130
    Abstract: An LED light assembly includes a plurality of LED printed circuit boards (PCB), with each LED PCB having at least one LED bulb and electrical connector pads configured at each opposite end of the boards. A two-component surface mount electrical connector is configured to connect one end of a first LED PCB to an end of a second said LED PCB such that the first and second LED PCBs are electrically connected end-to-end. The connected LED PCBs may be configured in a light tube that includes connector end caps for mounting the light tube in a light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: AVX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Peter Bishop
  • Patent number: 9611983
    Abstract: An LED module includes a first and a second partial chain of LEDs, wherein the LED module has a first input terminal and a second input terminal, via which said LED module is connectable to a light emitting diode module connected upstream or to a voltage source, and wherein the LED module has a first output terminal and a second output terminal, via which the LED module is connectable to a LED module connected downstream, a parallel-connecting terminal, which is connectable to the first input terminal for the purpose of connecting the two partial chains in parallel, wherein a first intermediate terminal connected to an output of the first partial chain and a second intermediate terminal connected to an input of the second partial chain are provided, which are connectable to one another for the purpose of connecting the two partial chains in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Lorenz, Antje Graichen
  • Patent number: 9611995
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a lighting apparatus is provided. The lighting apparatus includes at least one light generating device configured to generate at least one polarized primary light beam; and at least one luminescent body, separated from the at least one light generating device, which can be illuminated by the polarized primary light beam. The at least one polarized primary light beam strikes a surface of the luminescent body at a Brewster angle, and is p-polarized in relation to this surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Osram GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Daniels
  • Patent number: 9581307
    Abstract: A light module for a motor vehicle is disclosed. The light module includes a light source and a reflecting unit. The light module also includes an optical waveguide, wherein the waveguide is formed by a plate-shaped body having an L-shaped cross section, the light-reflecting unit comprises a reflector arranged in front of a shorter input part of the waveguide, and wherein at a place where a shorter inlet part of the waveguide passes into a longer outlet part of the waveguide, an angled surface is provided for total reflection of light passing through the shorter inlet part of the waveguide to the longer outlet part of the waveguide, wherewith a bottom area and an adjacent face of the outlet part of the waveguide are provided with a white coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: VARROC LIGHTING SYSTEMS S.R.O.
    Inventors: Miroslav Kropac, Ludek Mazal, Tomas Mateju, Libor Juttner
  • Patent number: 9580644
    Abstract: To improve the illumination efficiency of hand-held illumination devices, this invention proposes a new illumination device having the “rolling” function, which is capable of illuminating the target area on which a user is currently focusing and rolling the illuminated area as the user is reading forward or backward. The illumination device comprises two pluralities of lighting elements, an illuminating body and a controller. The controller can control one plurality of lighting elements to emit light to illuminate a part of the illuminating body, which can further deflect the light to a part of the surface of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Gongming Wei, Yadong Liu, Henk van Houten, Bo Liu, Hugo Johan Cornelissen, Xiaoyan Zhu, Cornelis Reinder Ronda, Hendrikus albertus adrianus maria de Ruijter
  • Patent number: 9581753
    Abstract: The optical waveguide sheet of the present invention is an optical waveguide sheet for use in an edge-lit backlight unit of a liquid crystal display unit of laptop computers having a housing thickness of no greater than 21 mm, and includes an optical waveguide layer containing a polycarbonate-based resin as a principal component; and a protective layer laminated on the back face of the optical waveguide layer, the protective layer containing an acrylic resin as a principal component, wherein an average thickness of the optical waveguide sheet is no lower than 250 ?m and no greater than 600 ?m. An average thickness of the protective layer is preferably no less than 10 ?m and no greater than 100 ?m, and a relative refractive index of the protective layer with respect to the optical waveguide layer is preferably no greater than 0.95.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Keiwa Inc.
    Inventors: Hironori Nakashima, Akira Furuta
  • Patent number: 9572446
    Abstract: A lighted artificial tree including a first trunk body, a second trunk body, a first electrical connector inside the first trunk body, and a second electrical connector inside the second trunk body. The first trunk body is keyed to the second trunk body such that the first trunk body is rotationally locked to the second trunk body. The first electrical connector is keyed to the second electrical connector such that the first electrical connector is rotationally locked to the second electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Willis Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Johnny Chen
  • Patent number: 9576537
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel including a plurality of pixels, and a backlight unit disposed at a rear surface of the display panel and supplying a light to the display panel, where the backlight unit includes a first light source which provides a first color light to the display panel, a second light source which provides a second color light to the display panel, and a third light sources which provides a third color light to the display panel, spectral bands of the first, second and third color light are different from each other, and the first color light and the second color light have substantially the same color as each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junghyun Kwon, Jae Byung Park, Jong Hyuk Kang, Dong-Hoon Lee, Hyundeok Im
  • Patent number: 9567202
    Abstract: A system for illuminated tap handles includes at least one tap handle, at least one charging unit, at least one control device (remote control), and a plurality of web enabled computing devices. The at least one tap handle provides illumination through a transparent handle casing, where the illumination is provided by a LED light strip. The LED light strip can be controlled and operated by the plurality of web enabled computing devices and a remote control device. The at least one charging unit provides a wireless internet network for the plurality of web enabled computing devices, and sends out text messages to the plurality of web enabled computing device through the wireless network and a personal-area network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: ILLUMITAP LLC
    Inventors: Andrew S. Walker, James R. Lester, Brian D. G. Maxfield
  • Patent number: 9568658
    Abstract: A backlight module includes a light guiding plate, a pattern structure, a number of LEDs, a reflecting plate, a diffusing layer, and a prism film. The pattern structure is adhered on a bottom of the light guiding plate. The LEDs are mounted on the bottom of the light guiding plate and the reflecting plate is adhered on a bottom of the pattern structure. The diffusing layer is adhered on a top of the light guiding plate. The prism film is adhered on a top of the diffusing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sei-Ping Louh
  • Patent number: 9568186
    Abstract: A container apparatus can include a container and an insert assembly. The insert assembly can include four elongate members. The four elongate members can include light emitting devices for illuminating the interior of the container and/or temperature altering elements for cooling and/or heating the interior of the container. The container can have a rectangular base and a rectangular sidewall extending upwardly from the base. The sidewall can define four corners of the container, and four elongate recesses can be formed in the sidewall proximate the four corners of the sidewall to receive the elongate light members. The recesses can be sized and shaped to conform to the elongate insert members so that the insert members can be releasably retained within the elongate recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: LIT Coolers, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew S. Brown
  • Patent number: 9547119
    Abstract: The invention relates to a color temperature variable light emitter and a method, adapted for generating color temperature variable light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Rifat Ata Mustafa Hikmet
  • Patent number: 9541251
    Abstract: A lighting appliance has a flat light guide and multiple light sources radiating light beams and a section for coupling-in light of the flat light guide, wherein the flat light guide has a surface for coupling-in the light beam and a deflecting surface for deflecting the coupled-in light beam toward a main section of the light guide, onto which a surface for coupling-out of light abuts in the light guiding direction, that the main section extends between the section for coupling-in of light and the surface for coupling-out of light has opposing flat sides, on which the coupled-in light beam is fully reflective in direction of the surface for coupling-out of light, wherein the surface for coupling-in of light is embodied so that the coupled-in light beam is directed under a tipping angle relative to a main radiation direction of the light source in the direction of the deflecting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: HELLA KGAA HUECK & CO.
    Inventor: Carmen Bungenstock
  • Patent number: 9541254
    Abstract: Disclosed are a light emitting device. The light emitting device includes a body having a cavity; a plurality of lead frames in the cavity; a light emitting chip; a first molding member having a first metal oxide material around the light emitting chip; and a second molding member having a second metal oxide material on the first molding member and the light emitting chip, wherein the light emitting chip includes a reflective electrode layer under a light emitting structure, wherein a top surface of the first molding member extends from a region between a top surface of the light emitting chip and a lateral side of the reflective electrode layer at a predetermined curvature, and wherein a bottom surface of the second molding member includes a curved surface which is convex toward the first molding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yeo Chan Yoon, Jae Hwan Jung, Sung Joo Oh, Jin Seong Kim
  • Patent number: 9541702
    Abstract: A display device includes: a first chassis including a bottom surface, and a side wall which extends from an edge of the bottom surface; a light guide plate in the first chassis; a first fixing member which overlaps the side wall of the first chassis and contacts an upper surface of the light guide plate; and a first fastening member which fastens the first fixing member to the side wall of the first chassis. The first chassis includes a groove which extends through the side wall of the first chassis, the light guide plate includes a first protrusion which protrudes from an edge of the light guide plate and extends into the groove, and the first fixing member contacts an upper surface of the first protrusion of the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Sang Lee, Jin Seo, Hyung Jin Kim, Joong-Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 9534777
    Abstract: The invention provides a carpet unit arrangement comprising a carpet unit and a light source. The carpet unit comprises a carpet or a carpet tile, wherein the carpet unit comprises a user face, formed by carpet tuft yarns, and an opposite back face. Seen in a direction from the user face to the back face, the light source is arranged behind the user face of the carpet unit. The light source is further arranged to provide light downstream of the user face of the carpet unit. The carpet unit is an axminster-based carpet unit, comprising wefts, warps and said tuft yarns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Maarten Marinus Johannes Wilhelmus Van Herpen
  • Patent number: 9534756
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a light-emitting section, a lens, and a movement control section, the movement control section changing an illumination position and a spot size of a laser beam in the light-emitting section by changing a relative position of the lens with respect to the light-emitting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Takahira, Koji Takahashi, Yosuke Maemura, Hiroshi Kijima, Tomohiro Sakaue
  • Patent number: 9523493
    Abstract: A downlight includes: an outer cover; a heatsink; and a light engine located between the outer cover and the heatsink, wherein the light engine is at least partially spherical; the heatsink has a hemispherical inner surface that matches with the spherical portion of the light engine; the outer cover and the heatsink are assembled together by an elastic extension member, thereby making the hemispherical inner surface of the heatsink in contact with the spherical portion of the light engine; the downlight includes a pin provided near the elastic extension member, with one end of the pin fixed to the heatsink and the other end extending through the outer cover. Pressing the end of the pin that extends through the outer cover, the elastic extension member is further extended to separate the heatsink and the light engine so that the illumination angle of the light engine can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: You Chen, Anmiao Li, Huanghui Lu, Shang Ping Xiao
  • Patent number: 9523883
    Abstract: An LCD module includes a screen, a light diffusion plate, a first lens, a second lens and an LED. The second lens covers the first lens which in turn covers the LED. The first lens has a first fly-eye lens array formed on a light-incident face thereof and a second fly-eye lens array formed on a light-emergent face thereof. Each of the first fly-eye lens array and the second fly-eye lens array includes multiple convex micro-lenses. The second lens is a light diffusion lens. Light emitted from the LED is diffused by the first lens and the second lens to uniformly illuminate the screen through the light diffusion plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tai-Cherng Yu, I-Thun Lin
  • Patent number: 9518718
    Abstract: Provided is a bandpass filter for a light emitting device that can improve the light emission efficiency in use for a light emitting device, and a light emitting device that can obtain the high light emission efficiency by using the bandpass filter. The light emitting device includes a substrate; a light emitting element disposed over the substrate; a phosphor-containing layer containing at least one kind of phosphor; and a bandpass filter disposed over a surface of the phosphor-containing layer on the light emitting element side, the bandpass filter including a multilayer film having a plurality of first and second dielectric layers, the second dielectric layer being disposed over the first dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Sanga, Tomonori Morizumi, Naoki Azuma, Keisuke Sejiki, Kunihito Sugimoto