Patents Examined by Elmito Breval
  • Patent number: 10731845
    Abstract: A device having a flashlight and spray implement. The device including a lens part disposed proximate a front portion of the device. A discharge trigger implement is configured to slide longitudinally along with a spray canister to discharge the contents of the spray canister. A discharge arm portion operably slides the spray canister upon a force applied to the discharge trigger implement. A canister access screw implement is configured to pull said spray canister forward, and wherein the canister access screw implement is further configured to allow a removal and replacement of the spray canister. A lens nozzle part engages a center portion of the lens part to allow the contents of the spray canister to shoot out of the center portion of the lens part. A safety button implement is configured to guard against an accidental discharge of the contents of the spray canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: James Austin Harvey
  • Patent number: 10731814
    Abstract: A lamp for a vehicle includes an array module including a plurality of micro Light Emitting Diode (LED) chips. The array module has a shape that is concave in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ZKW Group GmbH
    Inventors: Shinwoo Yoon, Juhwan Seol, Yongkyo Kim
  • Patent number: 10711962
    Abstract: A spiral wrap power and lighting system may include spiral cut flexible tubular sleeve, a plurality of photovoltaic cells, and a series of light emitting devices. The sleeve can have structure sufficient for being adapted to and maintained in a desired shape. The sleeve is also capable of being coiled around an object. The photovoltaic cells may be in a panel configuration and can be arranged in a generally helical configuration defining at least one revolution. The photovoltaic cells may also be arranged in a V-shaped configuration. The light emitting devices can comprise a plurality of axially and spirally spaced lighting sources affixed to a flexible strip, which is in turn affixed to the sleeve. The power and lighting system can have structure sufficient for being maintained in a desired flexible tubular shape on its own accord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ANGLERS-FRIEND, LLC
    Inventors: Corben D. Tannahill, David B. Tannahill
  • Patent number: 10704765
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for forming a composite optical element having a transparent lens carrier and a lens attached to the transparent lens carrier. The lens is formed from liquid silicone rubber. The Young's modulus of the material of the lens carrier is higher than that of liquid silicone rubber. The lens carrier includes a plurality of surface features configured to interface with the transparent lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Shellhause, Bo Stout, Newel Stephens
  • Patent number: 10703261
    Abstract: A mounting pedestal on which a heat generating component is disposed is provided. The mounting pedestal includes a substrate which includes a plurality of bending portions at which the substrate is bent in a staircase shape. An insulating layer is disposed on a surface of the substrate. An interconnecting line is disposed on the insulating layer. In the mounting pedestal, the interconnecting line extends across the plurality of bending portions. In each of the plurality of bending portions, a corner radius (R) of a mountain portion is greater than a corner R of a valley portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Nakano, Takahiro Miyake, Yoshihiro Kawakita, Takashi Matsuda, Masahiro Kasano
  • Patent number: 10690985
    Abstract: A vehicle device, in particular an aircraft device, comprises at least one window unit and comprises at least one transparency switching unit that is, in at least one first operating state, configured to enable a through-view through the window unit, wherein the transparency switching unit comprises at least one illuminating unit that is configured to at least partly prevent a view through the window unit in at least one second operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: E.I.S. AIRCRAFT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES GMBH
    Inventors: Gerold Karl Hupperich, Sven Achilles, Thomas Sturm
  • Patent number: 10690294
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an LED lamp has a generally bulb shape. The LEDs are low power types and are encapsulated in thin, narrow, flexible strips. The LEDs are connected in series in the strips to drop a desired voltage. The strips are affixed to the outer surface of a bulb form to provide structure to the lamp. The strips are connected in parallel to a power supply, which may be housed in the lamp. Since many low power LEDs are used and are spread out over a large surface area, there is no need for a large metal heat sink. Further, the light emission is similar to that of an incandescent bulb. In other embodiment, there is no bulb form and the strips are bendable to have a variety of shapes. In another embodiment, a light sheet is bent to provide 360 degrees of light emission. Many other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventors: Robert V. Steele, Louis Lerman, Allan Brent York, Wilson Dau, Jacqueline Teng, George Lerman
  • Patent number: 10690904
    Abstract: A light source for medical or surgical procedures is provided which can provide at least three different imaging modes. Modular light engines are also provided which may be interchangeable within a light source system for increased imaging capability. Methods of using such light sources and modular light engines are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory G. Otterstrom, Ajay Ramesh, Hannah Lawrence, Candice Pack, Richard I. Palmisano
  • Patent number: 10683991
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a primary lighting module with one or more light sources and one or more secondary lighting modules each with one or more light sources. Each secondary lighting module is mechanically and electrically connected to the primary lighting module. At least one of the secondary lighting modules is movable with respect to the primary lighting module. The shape of the lighting device can be varied between a collapsed state requiring less space and an expanded state for the reduction of shadows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: LEDVANCE GMBH
    Inventor: Jing Lin
  • Patent number: 10685939
    Abstract: A white LED module includes a circuit board, at least one first LED light source on the circuit board and emitting a first white light having a first color temperature, at least one second LED light source on the circuit board and emitting a second white light having a second color temperature, higher than the first color temperature, a wiring structure in the circuit board to selectively drive the at least one first LED light source and the at least one second LED light source, and a transparent encapsulant on the circuit board, to cover the at least one first LED light source and the at least one second LED light source. The transparent encapsulant includes a transparent resin and a light-scattering powder in the transparent resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Sung You, Yun Tae Hwang, Ho Young Song, Won Hoe Koo, Jae Chul Kim, Ho Sun Paek
  • Patent number: 10667467
    Abstract: A light control device and method for stimulating plant growth is disclosed. The light control device includes a light source capable of emitting light required for plant growth. The light control device further comprises a plurality of light conversion films rotatably mounted upon a film switching unit arranged around the light source, the film switching unit driven by a motor arranged therewithin. The plurality of light conversion films may further provide a plurality of light spectra required during a plurality of plant growth stages. The light control device determines plant growth stage based on the size and the height of the plants. The motor rotates the film switching unit, based on the plant growth stage of the plants, in such a manner that a light conversion film, associated with the plant growth stage of the plants, is positioned in front of the light source. Such positioning stimulates the plant growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited
    Inventors: Chi Ho Kwok, Mei Mei Hsu, Chenmin Liu
  • Patent number: 10670916
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of display technology, and provides a light guiding film. The light guiding film includes a plurality of prism bodies arranged as an array. Each of the plurality of prism bodies has a first surface and a second surface oppositely disposed. The first surface is a light exiting surface. A space is disposed between two adjacent prism bodies. The prism body is configured to refract light incident into the space to form refracted light, such that the refracted light is totally reflected in the prism body to form total reflection light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yinwei Chen, Liang Xiao, Yezhou Tan, Jie Cai
  • Patent number: 10663131
    Abstract: A condenser for a low-beam vehicle light module comprises light condensing structures, a cut-off line forming structure, a 50 L dark area forming structure, a zone III forming structure and an SEG10 luminance reducing structure. The zone III forming structure comprises a zone III breadth forming structure and an HV luminance reducing structure. The cut-off line forming structure is disposed at a front end of the condenser. The SEG10 luminance reducing structure is disposed at the bottom of the condenser. The zone III forming structure is disposed at the bottom of the condenser and is located at a front end of the SEG10 luminance reducing structure. The 50 L dark area forming structure is disposed at the bottom of the condenser and is located between the zone III forming structure and the cut-off line forming structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: H.A. AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: He Zhu, Zhiping Qiu
  • Patent number: 10656322
    Abstract: A coherent backlight unit and a 3D image display device including the coherent backlight unit are provided. The coherent backlight unit includes a light source, a light guide plate, a first diffraction grating, a second diffraction grating, and a reflective optical element. The light source irradiates a coherent light and the reflective optical element reflects the coherent light that is propagating toward one of the side surfaces from the inner side of the light guide plate toward the inner side of the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yunhee Kim, Hoon Song, Sunil Kim, Seokho Song
  • Patent number: 10655829
    Abstract: A decorative light apparatus has a housing 12, a dome 20, a power supply, a motor 30, a light board 36 having LEDs 46 surrounding the motor, a multi-surface refractive lens and a beam-splitter lens light shade. The light disk 36 supports the motor 30 directly so that alignment of the LEDs, lens and motor are always correct. The motor may further transmit vibrations into the light board which can provide a slight shimmering effect of the light passing through the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Seasonal Specialties, LLC
    Inventors: Steven J. Altamura, Chen Pengcheng
  • Patent number: 10642021
    Abstract: An endoscope having an outer shaft member with a distal end forming a distal end of the endoscope and an optics member with a distal end. The optics member is located inside the outer shaft member. The optics member defines a viewing direction of the endoscope, the viewing direction being tilted relative to a longitudinal axis of the outer shaft member. The endoscope further has optical fibers comprising an optically transparent material and provided and conditioned for the transport of illumination light to the distal end of the endoscope. The endoscope further has a segment located between an outer surface region of the distal end of the optics member and an inner surface region of the distal end of the outer shaft member. The orientation of distal ends of the optical fibers is defined by the segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Heni, Stefan Zehnder, Andreas Limberger, Siegfried Hoefig, Jean-Sebastien Samson
  • Patent number: 10642102
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a light homogenizing structure, a front light source and a display device. The light homogenizing structure comprises a transparent substrate and a plurality of light homogenizing units arranged on a surface of the transparent substrate facing the display panel; wherein a surface of each of the light homogenizing units away from the transparent substrate is a reflective surface tilted relative to the transparent substrate, light rays emitted from the light-emitting unit facing a light entry surface of the light homogenizing structure are incident into the display panel after being reflected on the reflective surface, the light entry surface is other than a surface of the light homogenizing structure facing the display panel and its opposite surface, and an orthographic projection of one of the light homogenizing units on the display panel is located on a border between pixels of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HUZHOU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongyu Zhao, Kai Diao, Jie Liu, Zongjie Bao, Han Zhang, Yang Chu, Wenjia Sun
  • Patent number: 10634980
    Abstract: A phosphor holder includes: a rectangular flat plate-like pedestal; a plurality of phosphor holder attachment surfaces provided at a plurality of points, respectively, on an outer peripheral section of the pedestal and protruding in a first direction by a predetermined height with respect to surroundings; a base mounted substantially in a center of a surface of the pedestal facing in the first direction; a motor mounted on the base and having a rotating shaft substantially orthogonal to an in-plane direction of the pedestal; a phosphor wheel on which a phosphor is formed and that is rotated by the motor; and a plurality of adjustment shims mounted on the plurality of phosphor wheel attachment surfaces and brought into contact with the holder attachment surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Terumasa Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10634288
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an LED lamp has a generally bulb shape. The LEDs are low power types and are encapsulated in thin, narrow, flexible strips. The LEDs are connected in series in the strips to drop a desired voltage. The strips are affixed to the outer surface of a bulb form to provide structure to the lamp. The strips are connected in parallel to a power supply, which may be housed in the lamp. Since many low power LEDs are used and are spread out over a large surface area, there is no need for a large metal heat sink. Further, the light emission is similar to that of an incandescent bulb. In other embodiment, there is no bulb form and the strips are bendable to have a variety of shapes. In another embodiment, a light sheet is bent to provide 360 degrees of light emission. Many other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventors: Robert V. Steele, Louis Lerman, Allan Brent York, Wilson Dau, Jacqueline Teng, George Lerman
  • Patent number: 10634332
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an apparatus comprising a pole such as a light pole, and one or more removable modules adapted to be removably fitted to the pole. The apparatus further comprises, included in the lighting module or another of the modules, a controller comprising a wireless receiver for wirelessly receiving on-off signals from a remote control system. An inductive coupling between a primary winding in the light pole and a secondary winding in the lighting module is used to transfer power from a power supply of the pole to at least one of the removable modules, in order to power an element of that module. Further, a magnetic coupling is used to enable the controller to control a switch in the pole in order to connect and disconnect the primary winding to and from the power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Maurice Herman Johan Draaijer, Kumar Arulandu