Patents Examined by Evan P Dzierzynski
  • Patent number: 11448386
    Abstract: A light fitting control module able to receive a coupler of a light fitting that is also able connect to an electrically power track. The light fitting is able to be supported and/or powered by the track. The control module comprises a first coupler able to connect with the supporting power track and a second coupler able to connect to the coupler of said light fitting to support and electrically connect said light fitting with the electrically powered track. The control module is configured and adapted to respond to remote command to control at least one degree of freedom of operation the lighting fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Ralph David Booth, Nelson Halwyn Duder
  • Patent number: 11441741
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of a system for retrofit of an LED light kit to a food shield system are disclosed. Certain embodiments are configured such that an existing food shield system may be retrofitted with an LED light strip without having to deconstruct the food shield system. Depending on embodiment, the solution allows for the LED light kit to be mounted to a panel surface or along the edge of a panel. Advantageously, a power supply wire may be received into the system in such a way that it is secured and unable to be inadvertently disconnected from the LED light strip. It is a further advantage of certain embodiments of the solution that they may be installed without creating any undesirable gap or crevice that would harbor pathogens or be difficult to clean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventor: Jose Orlando Matus, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11443254
    Abstract: An apparatus for sharing information in a space comprising a first two dimensional outer emissive surface, a first two dimensional inner emissive surface, a support structure resting on and extending upward from the support floor, the support structure supporting the first outer emissive surface with a first outer surface bottom edge at a work surface height, a first outer surface top edge at a ridge height above the work surface height and supporting the first inner emissive surface with a first inner surface bottom edge at a valley height below the work surface height, a first inner surface top edge at a height above the work surface height, the first inner emissive surface spaced behind the first outer emissive surface by at least twelve inches to form a space between the first outer emissive surface and the first inner emissive surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventor: Mark A. Baloga
  • Patent number: 11441759
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a lighting device and a ceiling light, the lighting device includes: a chassis, at least one lighting module, a drive power supply, and a first mounting component; the lighting module and the drive power supply are arranged on the chassis; the first mounting component is configured to mount the lighting module and the drive power supply on the chassis in a covering mode, the first mounting component includes a main body unit, at least one first accommodating part, and at least one second accommodating part, the first accommodating part and the second accommodating part are both arranged on the main body unit; and one end of the lighting module is electrically connected in the first accommodating part, one end of the drive power supply is connected in the second accommodating part, and the drive power supply supplies power to the lighting module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignees: Suzhou Opple Lighting Co., Ltd., Opple Lighting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiufeng Shi, Jianguo Li, Song Yin, Chongchong Li
  • Patent number: 11433805
    Abstract: A lighting unit for a motor vehicle having at least one light guide and at least one circuit board having at least one light-emitting diode. The circuit board and the light guide are attached to one another. The lighting unit is elongate and curved in the manner of a crescent with a light guide extending over the length of the lighting unit and with multiple elongated, rigid circuit boards that are each equipped with multiple light-emitting diodes, wherein the circuit boards are identically constructed and lined up in their longitudinal direction along the light guide in such a manner that the light of the light-emitting diodes can be coupled into the light guide perpendicularly to the longitudinal extent thereof, and wherein the circuit boards are connected to one another electrically and in terms of signaling by cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Stefan Franke
  • Patent number: 11430356
    Abstract: An illuminating display window has a window pane and a graphic element including fluorescent material. The graphic element has a major surface facing forward and a perimeter surface extending transverse to the major surface. An electromagnetic radiation source is configured to emit electromagnetic radiation to the perimeter surface of the graphic element. The radiation includes electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength in a non-visible spectrum. The graphic element fluoresces in response to the non-visible radiation to transmit visible light to an observer in front of the window pane. To form the graphic element, fluorescent ink can be deposited on a panel in a predefined pattern or a fluorescent panel could be shaped to have a predefined shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventors: Connor Chambers, Jason Harmon, Mark Sylvester
  • Patent number: 11428379
    Abstract: Low beam headlight that can be obtained with small installation length and high light/energy output are described. A light source arrangement is provided, which generates a light cone of light that is less divergent in a first transverse direction than in a second transverse direction perpendicular to the first transverse direction, and this light source arrangement is used to illuminate three lens arrays arranged next to one another along the second transverse direction, which are thus each irradiated on the input side by an associated one among segments of the light cone arranged next to one another in the second transverse direction and output low beam on the output side with a luminous intensity angle distribution modified with respect to the light cone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschuno e.V.
    Inventors: Peter Schreiber, Chen Li, Dirk Michaelis, Christoph Waechter, Stephanie Fischer
  • Patent number: 11421838
    Abstract: Solar-powered lighting devices are described, the solar-powered lighting devices including a housing and an electronic cord coupled to the housing. The housing may include a first section coupled to a second section, the first section including a solar panel coupled to an outer surface. The lighting devices may also include a rechargeable battery, a microprocessor, and a user interface to receive user input and transmit the user input to the microprocessor. The electronic cord may be flexible and includes at least one light-emitting diode, wherein the microprocessor is configured to control at least one operating mode of the LED of the electronic cord based on the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: MPOWERD INC.
    Inventors: Seungah Jeong, John Salzinger
  • Patent number: 11422407
    Abstract: A light source device comprises a diffuser plate and a light source module disposed behind the diffuser plate. The light source module includes a substrate, a plurality of light emitting diodes mounted on the substrate, and a plurality of reflective layers each provided on a front surface of the plurality of light emitting diodes. When a distance between the centers of each of the plurality of light emitting diodes is referred to as a pitch, and a distance between the diffuser plate and the substrate is referred to as an optical distance, a ratio of the pitch to the optical distance satisfies the following expression: 2.5?pitch/optical distance?4.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventors: Chunsoon Park, Sungyeol Kim, Kyehoon Lee
  • Patent number: 11421835
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighting device, a lighting system and a lighting method. The lighting device comprises a row of lighting units mounted in a first direction X on an elongated carrier wherein each lighting unit is mounted with a respective, fixed, unique, pre-determined orientation. Said lighting device is configured to directly project on a target plane P a row of light patches, said plane P extending in said first direction X and in a second direction Y transverse to said first direction. Said row of light patches extends in the second direction and wherein said lighting device is offset out of said plane P in a third direction Z. The lighting system comprises at least a first and at least one second lighting device substantially lying in line in the length direction. Optionally said first and at least one second lighting device may extend in two or three parallel rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Michel Cornelis Josephus Marie Vissenberg, Lucas Leo Desire Van Der Poel, Martinus Petrus Creusen
  • Patent number: 11413110
    Abstract: A hands free integrated personal task lighting system for dental or surgical use providing remote control light activation and selective adjustable light intensity output. A fixed output value light source on a headset has an electronically activated variable transmission glass which changes transparency to degrees of translucentness by varied electrical activation. The light system provides both remote light activation and illumination value control by variable control sensors in a hands-free environment including temperature sensing activation control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventor: Jelani Winslow
  • Patent number: 11412798
    Abstract: An apparatus for curing adhesive gels used for lash and hair extensions. A housing includes a flexible tube extending from the front of the housing. An LED lamp is affixed within the flexible tube for illuminating a target area in front of the tube. A circuit is configured to drive the LED lamp. A front wedge is affixed to the bottom of the housing for holding and guiding a pair of tweezers for operation in the target area, and a rear wedge is affixed to the bottom of the housing in alignment with the first wedge for holding the back end of the pair of tweezers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Cosmo Spa Lounge & Supply, Inc.
    Inventor: Soo-Jin Yang
  • Patent number: 11409031
    Abstract: An optical device is mounted to an electronic circuit having a main face with at least one light source. The optical device is made from a block which includes, for each light source, a corresponding opening that passes through the block. The opening includes a cylindrical part with a threading on an inside surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignees: STMicroelectronics (Grenoble 2) SAS, STMicroelectronics (Research & Development) Limited
    Inventors: Frederic Fantoni, Arthur Finlay, Julien Venel, Guilhem Dubois, Marco Antonelli, Hugo Vargas Llanas, Antoine Puthon
  • Patent number: 11391437
    Abstract: A light transmissive substrate for transforming a Lambertian light distribution into a batwing light distribution. The light transmissive substrate includes a first surface comprising a plurality of microstructures, and a second surface on a side of the substrate opposite the first surface. The substrate is configured to receive light in a Lambertian distribution from a light source at the first surface and transform the light into a batwing distribution exiting the second surface. The batwing distribution having a peak intensity at about ±30° to about ±60° from X and Y axes, and a minimum intensity at nadir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Bing Shen, Ken G. Purchase, Thomas A. Rinehart, John W. Wilson
  • Patent number: 11391447
    Abstract: The present invention provides a backlight module, a display device, and a backlight module manufacturing method. The backlight module includes a reinforcing plate, a back adhesive, a plurality of light boards spliced with one another, and a fluorescent film. Back adhesive splicing gaps in the back adhesive are staggered with light board splicing gaps. The backlight module manufacturing method includes steps as follows: providing a reinforcing plate; manufacturing a back adhesive on the reinforcing plate; splicing a plurality of light boards on the back adhesive; and manufacturing a fluorescent film on the light boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Fancheng Liu, Guowei Zha, Chunhung Huang
  • Patent number: 11391438
    Abstract: A luminaire (100) includes a base (102) supporting multiple light-emitting elements (LEEs) (122); and a first wall (150-i) and a second wall (150-o) each extending along a first direction (101). The first and second walls (150-i, 150-o) have light-reflective surfaces facing each other and forming a hollow channel (152). The light-reflective surfaces have first portions (120) that curve in opposite directions, second portions (130) that are parallel, and third portions (140) that curve in like directions. The first portions (120) are arranged facing the LEEs (110) to provide an input aperture (122) that receives light from the LEEs (110). The third portions (140) are arranged to provide an exit aperture (142) that outputs output light into an ambient environment. The first and second walls (150-i, 150-o) are configured to propagate light from the input aperture (122) to the exit aperture (142).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventors: Eric Bretschneider, Louis Lerman, Ferdinand Schinagl
  • Patent number: 11391456
    Abstract: A handle adapter assembly is provided for attaching to a paint applicator. The handle adapter assembly includes a housing having a first end and a second end opposite the first end. The housing includes a first connector positioned at the first end. The first connector is configured to attach to the paint applicator. The housing also includes an outer surface extending between the first end and the second end. One or more light sources is supported by the housing. A power source is supported by the housing. The power source is electrically connected to the one or more light sources. A bumper member is supported by the housing. The bumper member extends outwardly beyond the outer surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventor: John Jacobson
  • Patent number: 11391423
    Abstract: A multifunction LED lighting device improves technical and functional performance compared to known lighting appliances, while also optimizing yield and satisfying demand for aesthetics and reduced consumption. The device includes: a lighting body including an LED assembly; a frame for connecting to the wall and supporting the at least a lighting body; an electrical connection and mechanical connection between the frame and the at least a lighting body; and an electronic circuit board for converting to low voltage and supplying power to the LED assembly. The lighting body is substantially L-shaped and includes an upright and a projecting arm. The upright includes the electrical connection and the mechanical connection, and the arm includes the LED assembly. The electrical connection and the mechanical connection include a connector of male/female type with reversible coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: FOND-PELL S.R.L.
    Inventors: Fabrizio Cattivelli, Giovanni Leali, Emanuele Pellegrini, Ilenia Pellegrini, Matteo Pellegrini
  • Patent number: 11387391
    Abstract: A conversion element, an optoelectronic component, an arrangement and a method for producing a conversion element are disclosed. In an embodiment an arrangement includes a conversion element having a wavelength converting conversion material, a matrix material in which the conversion material is embedded and a substrate on which the matrix material with the embedded conversion material is directly arranged, wherein at least one condensed sol-gel material, and a laser source configured to emit primary radiation during operation, wherein the conversion element is arranged in a beam path of the laser source, wherein the conversion element is mechanically immovably mounted with respect to the laser source, and wherein the primary radiation of the laser source is dynamically arranged to the conversion element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Angela Eberhardt, Florian Peskoller, Jörg Frischeisen, Thomas Huckenbeck, Michael Schmidberger, Jürgen Bauer, Dennis Sprenger, Jürgen Hager, Maximilian Vogl, Oliver Woisetschläger, Vera Stöppelkamp
  • Patent number: 11383858
    Abstract: A runway-embedded flash lighting device includes: a body configured to be embedded in a runway; a ceiling member including a flash emission window, disposed in an upper opening of the body and configured to be exposed to a runway surface when the body is embedded in the runway; a light guide member disposed in the flash emission window; an LED flash light source disposed inside the body and configured to emit a flash toward the light guide member; and a bottom cover member disposed on and covering the lower opening of the body and including on an outer surface thereof on a side opposite to the body, a support portion protruding from the outer surface of the bottom cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: HotaluX, Ltd.
    Inventor: Norimasa Mizobe