Patents Examined by David V. Bruce
  • Patent number: 10663139
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp (1) includes a light emitting element (26, 56) functioning as a light source, a substrate (8, 11) on which the light emitting element is mounted, at least the portion of the substrate on which the light emitting element is mounted being colored in a dark color, a reflection part (14, 44) configured to reflect light emitted from the light emitting element, and a concealing part (13, 43) configured to hold the substrate and conceal at least a part of the substrate. A first diffusion portion (22, 52) configured to diffuse light is formed in at least a part of a region of the concealing part facing the reflection part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaya Yamaguchi, Yuji Yasuda, Naoki Urushibata, Akira Hongo, Ryou Chijimatsu, Hidefumi Watanabe, Hiroshi Iimori, Shinichi Todaka
  • Patent number: 10627101
    Abstract: An LED light includes a housing, a mounting member and a body respectively mounted on two opposite ends of the housing to simultaneously obtain a vertical installation, a horizontal installation or an inclined installation. The mounting member includes a base, a connecting portion connected to the base and a first seal connected between the base and the connecting portion to waterproof the connecting portion. The housing includes a mounting portion, a supporting portion and a slot surrounded thereby. The mounting portion includes a first fixing bole and the connecting portion includes a corresponding second fixing hole and a rotating shaft passing through the first and second fixing holes in turn to rotate the connecting portion in the slot in a rotation angle range between 0 degree and 90 degree. The base includes four first inlets and a second inlet simultaneously perpendicular to the four first inlets thereby supporting a variety of connection modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Shenzhen Guanke Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Qing Lan
  • Patent number: 10618709
    Abstract: A light having a housing portion and a base portion and wherein the housing portion is removably engaged with the base portion. The base portion may be engaged with an insulating device or other container and the light may be configured to turn on when the insulating device lid is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Seiders, Christopher M. Keller, Kyle Thomas Miller, Steve Charles Nichols
  • Patent number: 10619830
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the technical field of lamp bulbs, and in particular to a wick lamp and an illuminating lamp set. The wick lamp includes a lamp body, wherein a lamp rail that can be bent into different shapes is disposed inside the lamp body, and the lamp rail includes an insulating layer, two parallelly arranged conducting wires, and a plurality of LED light emitters; and the two parallelly arranged conducting wires are both outerly enclosed by the insulating layer, and the insulating layer is polished to form a welding region to which the LED light emitters are welded. The illuminating lamp set includes the wick lamp described above. The present disclosure enables omnidirectional light emission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Shangyou Jiayi Lighting Product Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yaowen He
  • Patent number: 10612764
    Abstract: There is provided an illumination unit including a light emitting device with a coupling surface, the light emitting device including a terminal provided on the coupling surface, a holding member that houses the light emitting device, a wiring substrate that is provided separately from the coupling surface of the light emitting device and is electrically coupled with the terminal, and a heatsink that includes an adjacent part adjacent to the coupling surface of the light emitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazumi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10613425
    Abstract: A housing provided to a light source device has a sliding surface to which a first lens portion is fixed and an inclined support surface to which a second lens portion is fixed. The sliding surface is vertical to a direction of an optical axis of a semiconductor laser and wider than a first fixing surface of the first lens portion that is fixed to the sliding surface. The inclined support surface is parallel to the direction of the optical axis and wider than a second fixing surface of the second lens portion that is fixed to the inclined support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takatoshi Morita, Noriaki Fujii, Toshio Kagawa
  • Patent number: 10605416
    Abstract: An inline driver module includes an input connector, the input connector comprising a live contact and a neutral contact, the live contact configured to connect to a live line of an AC power socket, the neutral contact configured to connect to a neutral line of the AC power socket; an output connector, the output connector comprising a positive contact and a negative contact; and a driver module, the driver module disposed between the input connector and the output connector, the driver module comprising a driver housing and a driver PCB, a driver housing cavity defined within the driver housing, the driver PCB disposed within the driver housing cavity, the driver PCB connected in electrical communication with the live contact, the neutral contact, the positive contact, and the negative contact, the driver PCB configured to convert an AC power input from the AC power socket to a DC power output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: EPISTAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Praneet Jayant Athalye, Frederic Perry Phillips, Christopher Lee Whitworth, Ashok Deepak Shah
  • Patent number: 10605978
    Abstract: An edgelit recessed luminaire includes a housing that defines an inner cavity and has a pair of side panels. Each side panel includes one or more torsion spring receivers. Further, the edgelit recessed luminaire includes a light engine that includes torsion springs that are pivotally coupled to the light engine via torsion spring brackets. The light engine is removably coupled to the housing such that in an open position, the light engine is suspended from the housing via the torsion springs providing access to the inner cavity and in a closed position, the light engine covers the inner cavity of the housing. Alternatively, a linear light module is removably coupled to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: James H. Blessitt, Phillip Kim Sou, Grzegorz Wronski
  • Patent number: 10584846
    Abstract: A lighting device and the method of creating the lighting device having a lighting module and a lens mechanically connected to that lighting module. The lens has one or more connecting pins. The light module has one or more receiving openings for receiving the connecting pins. The free ends of the connecting pins are deformed by thermal deformation so that the light module is held on the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: LEDVANCE GMBH
    Inventors: Anton Joerg, Thomas Klafta, Wolfgang Seitz, Christoph Steidl, Marcel Vuc
  • Patent number: 10564519
    Abstract: An optical lighting accessory is described for use with a handheld mobile device in photography or videography applications. The handheld mobile device includes at least a rear-facing camera and light source. The optical lighting accessory includes an accessory case having optical light ports and an attachment member for securing the device to the accessory case, an optical element coupled to at least one of the optical light ports, the optical element configured to receive, capture and communicate a plurality of light rays emitted by the light source, and a light diffuser layer coupled to the optical element and configured to receive the light rays communicated by the optical element, the light diffuser layer transforms the light rays into a diffused light source, the diffuser layer is configured to communicate the diffused light source to the rear-facing camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: iP TECH PROS Inc.
    Inventors: Ronaldo Green Penaflor, Ronaldo Narvaza Penaflor
  • Patent number: 10563835
    Abstract: A vehicle headlamp includes a plurality of light emitting elements; a plurality of first lenses; and a plurality of second lenses. The first lens includes a first lens entrance and a first lens exit, and is configured to converge light entered the first lens entrance from the light emitting element on the first lens exit. The second lens includes a second lens entrance facing the first lens exit of the first lens and the second lens exit having a projection shape for forming a focal point. The focal point of the second lens is positioned at a side of the second lens ahead the first lens exit of the first lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kasano, Takashi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10551069
    Abstract: An oven includes a main body having a cooking room, a door disposed in the main body to open or close the cooking room, a door having a window to view the inside of the cooking room, a light emitting member disposed in the door, and a guide member to guide light of the light emitting member toward the cooking room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji-Woon Je, Byoung Woo Ko, Gwang Jin Jung, Jung Kwon Kim, Chun Seong Kim, Sung Soo Park
  • Patent number: 10513289
    Abstract: An encoder includes an optical scale that has a phase difference plate, a light source section that irradiates the phase difference plate with light, and a light receiving section that receives the light from the phase difference plate, and outputs a signal corresponding to a received light intensity. The light emitted from the light source section is linearly polarized, and the light receiving section outputs a signal corresponding to a polarization state of the light from the phase difference plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Wada
  • Patent number: 10495802
    Abstract: An optical system and luminaire are provided. The luminaire includes a plurality of LED die sets, a plurality of light pipes corresponding to the LED die sets, and a plurality of light pipe holders corresponding to the light pipes. Each of the LED die sets includes a plurality of LED dies. The LED dies of at least one LED die set emit light beams of a plurality of colors that corresponds to the plurality of LED dies. The light pipe holders are configured to hold their light pipes in positions optically coupled to corresponding LED die sets. The light pipe corresponding to the at least one LED die set has an output face, an input face to receive a light beam, and a body extending from the input face to the output face. A cross-section of the body rotates along a central axis extending between the input face and the output face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Robe Lighting s.r.o.
    Inventors: Pavel Jurik, Josef Valchar
  • Patent number: 10465885
    Abstract: An assembly set for recessed ceiling and wall luminaires, comprises a mounting sleeve and a luminaire housing, which is adapted to be installed in the mounting sleeve, the mounting sleeve being mountable in a wall or ceiling opening. The mounting sleeve is provided with contact portions extending, on the side of the mounting sleeve facing away from the wall or ceiling opening, perpendicular to a wall of the mounting sleeve into the interior of the latter. The luminaire housing comprises at least two locking elements extending beyond the circumference of the luminaire housing, wherein the locking elements of the luminaire housing engage behind the contact portions of the mounting sleeve at the fixing position, and the locking elements are operatively connected to handles in the interior of the luminaire housing such that the locking elements can be transferred from the fixing position to a release position by moving the handles towards each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Glashütte Limburg Leuchten GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Heinrich J. Gantenbrink, Thomas Schneider
  • Patent number: 10459270
    Abstract: A display device includes a display, at least one light source unit, a housing and a reflective sheet. The at least one light source unit has a light source, a diffusing lens that covers the light source, and a substrate to which the light source is mounted. The housing includes an inner surface to which the at least one light source unit is attached. The reflective sheet has a plurality of holes corresponding to the light sources, the reflective sheet being disposed between the substrate and the diffusing lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Fukumoto, Akihiro Fujikawa, Akira Yokawa
  • Patent number: 10451236
    Abstract: A lamp for a vehicle includes a light generation unit configured to generate light, and a lens configured to change an optical path of light generated by the light generation unit. The light generation unit includes a plurality of array modules arranged in a stacked configuration in which each array module includes a plurality of micro Light Emitting Diode (LED) devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Juung Jo
  • Patent number: 10443831
    Abstract: An LED strip connector system for providing secure electrical and mechanical connection between LED strips comprising a male socket end, a female socket end, a locking mechanism, a gasket, a wired housing, and an end cap. The locking mechanism consists of a clip and clip catch and provides a detachable, secure, vibration-resistant mechanical connection between strips. The gasket is made of an elastic, impermeable material and is configured and positioned to establish a moisture-resistant seal between connectors, protecting the electrical connection from environmental moisture. The wired housing connects a female socket end to a power cord. The end cap protects the exposed contacts of an open socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Blair Webb
  • Patent number: 10443790
    Abstract: The present application discloses a light pipe assembly having a light pipe with a proximal end, an opposing distal end, a length between the proximal end and the distal end, and a surface, the surface having an emitting portion and an overlay portion, where the light pipe is a material capable of transmitting light with a first refractive index; and a reflective secondary surface having a second refractive index and a width, the reflective secondary surface positioned adjacent the overlay portion of the light pipe, where the first refractive index is greater than the refractive index of air, and the second refractive index is greater than the first refractive index. In at least one embodiment, the reflective secondary surface is a non-metallic material capable of reflecting light. In at least one embodiment, the width of the reflective secondary surface varies along the length of the light pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Flex-N-Gate Advanced Product Development, LLC
    Inventors: Ronie George, James R. Rhodes
  • Patent number: 10436421
    Abstract: To provide a phosphor wheel capable of restraining vibration caused by a driving unit for rotatably driving a wheel and reducing noise in a high frequency band. The phosphor wheel includes: a wheel substrate that has a surface on which a fluorescent material is provided; a driving unit that rotates the wheel substrate; a support portion that supports the driving unit and is fixed to a housing; and a buffer member that is provided to fill a space between the support portion and a part of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Mochizuki, Yoshihisa Aikoh