Patents Examined by Erin Kryukova
  • Patent number: 10437030
    Abstract: The invention provides various designs for enabling a non-circular area of collimated light output or to enable tessellation of collimators. In a first aspect, a collimator arrangement comprises a plurality of collimators, each having a circular general outer shape with one or more indentation into the circular general outer shape, wherein each indentation comprises a pair of edges which meet at an internal angle and each indentation defines a pair of external angles where the cut-out meets the general outer shape. The collimators are tessellated with each internal angle adjacent one of the external angles of an adjacent collimator. In another aspect, a collimating optical structure comprises a first section comprising one or more portions of a first collimator lens design with a first diameter and a second section comprising one or more portions of a second collimator lens design with a larger, second diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Oliver Dross, Michel Cornelis Josephus Marie Vissenberg, Johannes Petrus Maria Ansems
  • Patent number: 10429021
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp fitting comprises a lens and a semiconductor light source. The lens is composed of an incident surface and exit surfaces divided into upper region, middle region, and lower region. The exit surface in the upper region and the exit surface in the lower region emit a first light distribution pattern and a fifth light distribution pattern, respectively, which are symmetrical or substantially symmetrical with respect to a vertical line extending from the top to bottom of a screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Kazunori Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10408398
    Abstract: A holder and a lighting device including the holder are provided. The holder may include a holder body having a hole, an outlet provided in a side of the holder body, and a channel provided in the holder body to connect the hole with the outlet. The channel may include a first channel provided in a circumferential direction and having one side connected to the outlet, a second channel that guides one of two wires connected to a light source module to the first channel, and a third channel that guides another one of the two wires to the first channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Wook Kim, Yeo Jun Yun, Ji Hwan Jeon, Young Kuk Kwak, Bu Kwan Je, Gyung Mok Woo
  • Patent number: 10408422
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel; a frame at a rear of the display panel; a plurality of substrates on the frame; a plurality of light sources disposed on the plurality of substrates, and including a first light source disposed at a first corner portion of the frame, a second light source disposed at a second corner portion of the frame, a third light source disposed at a third corner portion of the frame, and a fourth light source disposed at a fourth corner portion of the frame; a reflection layer including a first opening where the first light source is located, a second opening where the second light source is located, a third opening where the third light source is located, and a fourth opening where the fourth light source is located; a first absorber disposed on the reflection layer at a first area near the first opening and configured to absorb light emitted by the first light source; a second absorber disposed on the reflection layer at a second area near the second opening and configured to
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Sewon Oh, Eunseok Kim
  • Patent number: 10400984
    Abstract: A unitary optic member for directing light from a plurality of LED light sources on a board beneath the optic member which has a plurality of lens portions surrounded by and interconnected by a non-lens portion. The optic member being formed by a plurality of layers with layer-to-layer interface bonding between adjacent layers and comprising an asymmetric light-receiving inner-surface defining a pair of cavities, a portion of the inner surface which defines one of the cavities is at least partially formed by an innermost layer of the plurality of layers, at least a portion of another of the plurality of layers extending inwardly between the pair of cavities and being bonded to the innermost layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Raleigh, Kurt S. Wilcox
  • Patent number: 10401012
    Abstract: A high-intensity light source is formed by a micro array of a semiconductor light source such as a LEDs, laser diodes, or VCSEL placed densely on a liquid or gas cooled thermally conductive substrate. The semiconductor devices are typically attached by a joining process to electrically conductive patterns on the substrate, and driven by a microprocessor controlled power supply. An optic element is placed over the micro array to achieve improved directionality, intensity, and/or spectral purity of the output beam. The light module may be used for such processes as, for example, fluorescence, inspection and measurement, photopolymerzation, ionization, sterilization, debris removal, and other photochemical processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Phoseon Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Owen, Tom McNeil, Francois Vlach
  • Patent number: 10393941
    Abstract: A display includes a reflective spatial light modulator and a frontlight formed from a film having a light mixing region positioned along the film between a light emitting region and an array of coupling lightguides. In one embodiment, the light mixing region of the film and an electrical display connector are folded behind an active display area of the reflective spatial light modulator such that a light source positioned on the electrical display connector emits light into the array of coupling lightguides. In one embodiment, the light source and the reflective spatial light modulator are electrically driven by electrical connections on the flexible electrical display connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: FLEx Lighting II, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Nichol, Zane Coleman
  • Patent number: 10386034
    Abstract: A rotary electromagnetic actuator for car lamp low beam and high beam light switching device, comprises a shell (401), a rotor (402), a stator (403), a rotating shaft (405) and an end cover (407). The stator is fixedly installed in the shell to form a pair of arc-shaped stator magnetic poles (409) on which electric excitation can be applied; the rotor, as an arc-shaped permanent magnet, is fixed on the rotating shaft and is located in a magnetic field space of the arc-shaped magnetic poles of the stator; and the rotor is matched with the arc-shaped stator magnetic poles to form a closed magnetic circuit with an air gap (410); two swing bars (406) are connected to two ends of the rotating shaft respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Shijie Yu, Minghua Zhu, Tianzhong Guo, Yujie Chen
  • Patent number: 10371332
    Abstract: A lighting system for a grid ceiling that includes a plurality of T-bar sections interconnected at an intersection region of the grid ceiling, and includes a lighting module and a connection module. The lighting module and connection module are constructed and arranged to be disposed proximate a first T-bar section of the plurality of T-bar sections and the intersection region of the grid ceiling, respectively. The lighting module has a first end and a second end and includes at least one low voltage light source electrically connected to a conductive surface of a substrate and a connector disposed on the conductive surface of the substrate proximate the first end. The connection module includes a substrate and a connector disposed on a conductive surface of the substrate, and is configured to electrically and mechanically couple to the second end of the lighting module to transfer power to or from the lighting module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: George R. Bailey
  • Patent number: 10371340
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a vehicle lighting device includes a mounting portion that has a recessed portion; a plurality of bayonets that are provided on an outside surface of the mounting portion; a substrate that is provided on a bottom surface of the recessed portion; and a light emitting element that is provided on a side of the substrate opposite to a bottom surface side of the recessed portion. In a case where the vehicle lighting device is viewed from a light emitting side, at least one corner portion of the substrate overlaps with one of the plurality of bayonets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Ishiyama, Ryuji Tsuchiya, Kiyokazu Hino, Takashi Kaneko, Daisuke Kosugi, Toshihiro Hatanaka, Hiromitsu Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 10363863
    Abstract: Embodiments disclose systems and methods associated with flexible lights. More particularly, embodiments relate to flexible lights with a conductive adhesive backing layer and a durable rubber layer, wherein LEDs are embedded into the durable rubber layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Paul Westerman
  • Patent number: 10342277
    Abstract: A safety light helmet is a helmet with a light affixed to the top center of the helmet for 360-degree visibility by other riders and vehicles when passing a rider wearing the helmet. The safety light detaches immediately during a collision without causing injury to the rider. The safety light helmet has a plurality of light bulbs operative for displaying a plurality of light patterns. The light is rechargeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Darryl William Munns
  • Patent number: 10330858
    Abstract: A multilayered illuminated laminate system including a light source positioned proximate to an edge of a light panel that includes a series of reflective paint in the shape of diamonds of increasing size is provided. The system further includes a diffuser sheet of sufficient opacity that it obscures the diamond pattern on the bottom surface of the light panel and a reinforced panel formed from fiberglass that bestows the system with scratch, abrasion, impact, and chemical resistance to meet or exceed current regulatory requirements. The light source is positioned within a clamp mount that contains the light panel, diffuser, and reinforced panel in frictional engagement without the need for an adhesive. A graphic can be positioned between the diffuser sheet and the reinforced panel to increase the aesthetic appearance of the system exterior surface, as well as moderate the intensity of the light it emits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: James G. Burgio, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10317063
    Abstract: The invention relates to an explosion-proof luminaire (1) comprising a luminaire housing (2), at least one light source (3) arranged in the luminaire housing (2), a reflective device (4) assigned to the light source (3) for deflecting light emitted by the light source (3) in the direction of a light exit opening (5) in the luminaire housing (2) and a cooling device (6) assigned to the light source (3) and/or the luminaire housing (2). In particular, an inner side (7) of the luminaire housing (2) is formed, at least pointwise, as a reflective device (4) and/or the cooling device (6) is formed in one piece with the luminaire housing (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Toni Ott, Jens Burmeister
  • Patent number: 10310327
    Abstract: A backlight module includes a supporting plate, a light source module, and an optical modulation film. The light source module includes a plurality of light sources disposed on a supporting surface of the supporting plate. The optical modulation film is disposed above the light source module and has a plurality of light emitting holes. Light from the light source module is distributed by the optical modulation film and emitted via light emitting holes at different positions. The optical modulation film has a periphery area and a central area. An average perpendicular distance between the periphery area and the supporting surface is different from an average perpendicular distance between the central area and the supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Yung-Hsin Liu, Chiung-Han Wang, Li-Jia Chen
  • Patent number: 10288263
    Abstract: The present invention has an object to provide a planar light-emitting panel attached with a jacket to protect edges of a light-emitting tile, while the jacket is prevented from being peeled off or removed from the light-emitting tile. The planar light-emitting panel includes the light-emitting using a glass substrate as a base, and an elastic jacket covering end faces of the glass substrate. An emission surface is provided on a front face of the light-emitting tile. The elastic jacket has a rear face side opening, on a rear face side of the light-emitting tile. On opening edges of the rear face side opening, when viewed from rear, a plurality of jacket side protrusions protruding toward a center side of the rear face side opening are formed. The jacket side protrusions are separated at predetermined intervals along the opening edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Akira Nishikawa, Yukinobu Hamada, Hidemaro Saiki, Tsukasa Sumiyoshi
  • Patent number: 10267979
    Abstract: A light shaping article includes a solid optic having a cross-sectional profile including an input interface; a convex output surface opposite the input interface; a concave first side surface extending between the input interface and the convex output surface; and a second side surface opposite the concave first side surface extending from between input interface to the convex output surface. The concave first side surface and the convex output surface are configured such that, when the solid optic receives input light having an input angular range in a plane of the cross-sectional profile, the solid optic guides the light to and emits the light from the output surface in an output angular range in the plane. A prevalent propagation direction of output light in the output angular range is tilted toward the second side surface relative to a prevalent propagation direction of input light in the input angular range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventors: Ingo Speier, Victor E. Isbrucker
  • Patent number: 10267493
    Abstract: An optical device includes a clamp seat and a light tuning assembly. The clamp seat includes a base, a curved portion extending from the base, and a pressing portion extending from the curved portion. The light tuning assembly includes a support frame disposed at the base, an optical lens restrained by the support frame, and an adjusting member coordinating with the optical lens. In an application of the optical device, a user may clamp a multimedia mobile communication device by the base and the pressing portion to allow the optical lens to align with a light projecting assembly of the multimedia mobile communication device. The adjusting member is rotated to adjust a distance between the optical lens and the light projecting assembly. Light from the light projecting assembly is then focused or dispersed through the optical lens to solve an issue of unadjustable light of a conventional solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Cheng-Kuo Wang
  • Patent number: 10257901
    Abstract: A dental light having an array of light emitting diode (LED) assemblies, at least one first LED assembly having at least one first LED element configured to emit light according to a first spectral distribution, a conversion phosphor configured to convert at least a portion of the first spectral distribution. At least one filter is fixed within said converted light, the filter configured to block at least a portion thereof. The array includes at least one second LED element configured to emit light according to a second spectral distribution, wherein light having the filtered spectral distribution is selectively emitted from said array in a first mode and from both the filtered and second spectral distributions in a second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Osten, Jack L. Burwick
  • Patent number: 10247392
    Abstract: A luminous system is disclosure. The luminous system is used for projecting light to a plane and includes a luminous component and an angle-adjustable device. The luminous component is used for generating the light ray. The angle-adjustable device is used for adjusting luminous angle of the light ray. The angle-adjustable device is arranged between the plane and the luminous component and located on the route of the light ray, the angle-adjustable comprises a first lens element, and the first lens element comprises a light-emitting portion and a light-incident portion connected to the light-emitting portion. The light-including portion comprises a recess opposite to the light-emitting portion. An outer diameter of the light-emitting portion is larger than an outer diameter of the light-incident portion, and the outer diameter of the light-incident portion decreases along a direct away from the light-emitting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Hsin-Chieh Huang, Shun-Wen Teng, Shun Wang