Patents Examined by Hargobind S. Sawhney
  • Patent number: 10317064
    Abstract: A light source unit includes a light emitting element which functions as a light source, a wiring pattern on which the light emitting element is mounted, an electrode pad connected to the wiring pattern, a substrate on which the wiring pattern is formed and the electrode pad is mounted, a power supply body which supplies external power to the electrode pad, and a socket housing which has an engaging portion engaged with a predetermined member and holds the substrate, the light emitting element and the power supply body. The power supply body has a terminal holding portion formed of an insulating resin material and a connection terminal supported by the terminal holding portion and connected to an external power supply. The connection terminal and the electrode pad are connected to each other by a conduction connecting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Atsushi Ozawa, Tomoyuki Nakagawa, Tsutomu Machida
  • Patent number: 10317042
    Abstract: A T-bar type support extends in elongate form and is configured, such as with a spine and rest shelf, for supporting edges of ceiling tiles thereon within a suspended ceiling system. A lighting module is suspended below other portions of the T-bar. The T-bar also includes a reflector plate above the body which extends at least partially laterally and below where the ceiling tiles are supported. A lighting source within the lighting module shines light upwardly which then reflects off of the reflector plate and down into an interior space beneath the suspended ceiling. Legs preferably suspend the lighting module below the reflector plate, with the legs preferably at ends of the T-bar, and with open space between the legs, so that nothing obstructs light shining from the lighting source up against the reflector plate and then down into the interior space beneath the ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: JLC-TECH IP, LLC
    Inventor: Silvio Porciatti
  • Patent number: 10317019
    Abstract: An illumination device including an LED mounting platform (2) having a peripheral region (2a) and a relatively inner region (2b); at least one warm white LED (3) and at least one cool white LED (4) mounted adjacent the peripheral region (2a) of the LED mounting platform (2), and, at least one RGB LED (5) mounted adjacent the relatively inner region (2b) of the LED mounting platform (2); a diffusion cover (10) configured to allow light emitted from the at least one warm white LED (3), the at least one cool white LED (4), and the at least one RGB LED (5) to pass therethrough; and wherein at least one light emission characteristic of light emitted from the at least one warm white LED (3), the at least one cool white LED (4), and/or the at least one RGB LED (5) is configured to be selectably varied in response to an input control signal so as to produce a plurality of lighting modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Huahui Li, Jiezhao Wang, Yingying Zhao, Bertrand Delalande, Bruno Couthouis, Jean-Eudes Leroy, Libo Wu
  • Patent number: 10309624
    Abstract: Described is an arrangement and system for precise angular and directional positioning of light-emitting diodes (LED). An LED component includes a base body with a light-emitting region, a first connector, and a second connector, where the connectors are electrically conductively connected to the light-emitting region. The base body includes at least two fixing regions and the connectors each include a bending portion and a contact area for surface mounting. Each of the bending portions is arranged between the base body and the contact area. A supporting frame includes a plinth region to align the supporting frame on a surface and includes an outwardly open recess, a support region to receive a component in the supporting frame and at least two fixing elements to fix the component above the support region. A base area of the plinth region and a base area of the support region enclose an acute angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Jabil Optics Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Sepehr Baghschomali, Samir Catic
  • Patent number: 10309592
    Abstract: A rear facing light bar assembly that incorporates a plurality of light functions in a small integrated unit. A multifunctional circuit board powers different colored light emitting diodes to produce the tail light, brake light, amber and/or backup light. The assembly also has end caps, a one-piece polycarbonate tube lens and an extruded housing. Heat from the circuit board is dissipated through the end caps and into the extruded housing. The assembly is constructed such that the electronics are completely protected from the outside environment, and sealed from water and dust intrusion. The light also minimizes tooling and assembly cost, yet provides a secure seal protecting the electrical components. In addition, the light is serviceable so individual parts can be replaced or repaired if parts are damaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Bestop Baja, LLC
    Inventors: Alan R. Roach, Christopher C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10302848
    Abstract: A curved display device includes a display panel which displays images using a light, the display panel curved along a first direction, a backlight unit which generates and provides the light to the display panel, and an accommodating member including a bottom portion and sidewalls which extend from the bottom portion to define a space in which the backlight unit is disposed. The backlight unit includes a plurality of light sources which generates and emits the light, and a circuit pattern film including a circuit pattern which electrically connects the light sources to each other. The circuit pattern film is attached to a first sidewall among the sidewalls of the accommodating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Sanghyuck Yoon
  • Patent number: 10295147
    Abstract: A light emitting device or array comprising a submount having a top surface, a bottom surface and a plurality of edges, with input and output terminals disposed on the top surface. A plurality of attach pads and traces are also disposed on the top surface and electrically connected between the input and output terminals. A plurality of LEDs are also included, each of which is mounted to one of the attach pads. The attach pads cover more of the top surface than the LEDs and spread heat from the LEDs to the top surface of the submount. A plurality of lenses are also included each of which is molded over a respective one of the attach pads and covers the LED mounted to the particular attach pad. The arrays are shaped and arranged so that they can be easily attached to similar arrays in a tiling fashion, with the desired number of arrays included to meet the desired lighting requirements. Methods for fabricating the arrays from a single submount or submounts panel are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: CREE, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Cheng-Hsin Yuan, Bernd Keller
  • Patent number: 10295159
    Abstract: A modular lighting fixture may include an elongate housing having ends and terminating in sidewall edges, an elongate lens having end edge portions and opposite elongate edges forming lens-sealing surfaces, each fitted to a corresponding one of the sidewall edges, a pair of end structures each removably attachable to either end of the housing, such end structures fitted to the lens; and a plurality of gasket seals including an elongate gasket between each elongate edge and its corresponding lens-sealing surface and a gasket between each end of the housing and its corresponding lens end edge portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Kenall Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Charles A. McCarthy, James P. Kelly
  • Patent number: 10286836
    Abstract: A lighting and/or signaling device for a motor vehicle able to perform a side signaling function, the device comprising a bezel provided with an opening and a reflex-reflective element arranged at this opening, the reflex-reflective element being mounted to the rear of the bezel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Xavier Soenen, Christophe Baert
  • Patent number: 10281127
    Abstract: An LED lamp comprises a first inserting portion; a first cable electrically coupled to the first inserting portion to light the LED lamp; a second inserting portion; and a second cable inserted into the second inserting portion to connect two LED lamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Qing Lan
  • Patent number: 10281132
    Abstract: A wireless charging lamp belonging to the technical field of an illumination device comprises: a lamp holder, a light source, a lampshade and a supporting part. A master control circuit board and a charging emitter are provided in the lamp holder. The wireless charging lamp further comprises a charging receiver which is independently equipped, wherein the charging receiver comprises a charging receiver shell a receiving circuit board provided in the charging receiver shell. The wireless charging lamp not only has a traditional lighting function but also a wireless charging function. Compared with the conventional structures, the structure of the present invention needs neither a data line nor contacting with the digital product to achieve a charging function. The charging emitter is provided inside the lamp holder. Inserting the charging receiver into a charging interface of the digital product is capable of automatically activate the charging function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: DongGuan City General Success Industrial Co., LTD
    Inventor: Ming Li
  • Patent number: 10281125
    Abstract: A portable lighting device includes a body, a lighting unit supported by the body, and a terminal block supported by the body. The terminal block is configured to connect to a power source and provide electrical energy to the lighting unit to illuminate a light emitting diode. The portable lighting device also includes a hanging cable configured to hang the body from a support structure. The hanging cable has a first end secured to the body and a second end portion opposite the first end. The portable lighting device further includes a cable clamp mechanism supported by the body. The cable clamp mechanism engages the second end portion of the hanging cable to allow adjustment of a length of the hanging cable between the first end and the cable clamp mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Kyle Harvey
  • Patent number: 10274670
    Abstract: A refrigerator with shelf lighting is provided that may include a refrigerator main body having a storage room, at least one shelf provided inside of the storage room, a light source provided at a rear end of the shelf, a power supply provided at a rear of the storage room, the power supply supplying power to the light source, and a light guide plate provided at the at least one shelf. The light guide plate may guide light of the light source to a front of the shelf. Accordingly, it is possible to reduce a length of an electric wire connecting the light source to the power supply and prevent the occurrence of glare caused by direct lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Seungho Lee
  • Patent number: 10272834
    Abstract: A reading light assembly for a vehicle comprising a mounting element and a lamp housing. The mounting element is adapted to mount the reading light assembly in a vehicle. The lamp housing includes a light source and is mounted to the mounting element such that it can be rotated about a first axis with respect to the mounting element and tilted about a second axis with respect to the mounting element. The reading light assembly further comprises a first actuating device for rotating the lamp housing about the first axis and a second actuating device for tilting the lamp housing about the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Christian Riedel
  • Patent number: 10274178
    Abstract: A pedestrian safety system includes a power transmission unit provided to a vehicle and transmitting an electric power, a power reception unit provided to a wearable member being wearable by a pedestrian and receiving the electric power transmitted from the power transmission unit, a power storage unit provided to the wearable member and storing the electric power received by the power reception unit, and at least one light emitting unit provided to the wearable member. The at least one light emitting unit performs a flash or illumination operation with a supply of the electric power stored in the power storage unit as an operational power. With this pedestrian safety system, pedestrian's safety can be properly ensured without disposing an operational power source of the light emitting unit on the pedestrian side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Ichiro Yoshida, Kiyohiko Sawada
  • Patent number: 10266103
    Abstract: A light guide unit configured to guide light incident from a light source which emits the light. The light guide unit includes: a light receiving portion configured to refract incident light from the light source; a guide portion which extends from the light receiving portion and guides incident light through the light receiving portion; and a light emitting portion formed in an opposite direction of the light receiving portion with respect to the guide portion, wherein the light guided by the guide portion is emitted toward the aspheric lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyun Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 10266110
    Abstract: An application arrangement for motor vehicles includes a light face having a surface that is at least one of light-emitting or light-reflecting so as to emit and/or reflect light in a planar fashion. A transparent cover panel is assigned to the surface and forms an external face of the application arrangement. A plurality of separate application elements are disposed on the surface so as to at least partially screen the light of the light face from the external face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Heinz Redlich, Burkhard Leutiger, Alexander Rabek, Malte Moessner
  • Patent number: 10267461
    Abstract: A lighting module (100) is disclosed, comprising a light-transmissive, elongated member (110) with a light-guiding region (114) within the elongated member (110). The elongated member (110) may be configured such that the light-guiding region (114) permits passage of fluid through the elongated member (110), possibly between a first end (116) and a second end (118) thereof. A plurality of light-emitting elements (170) are coupled to the elongated member (110) within the elongated member (110) and such that the optical axis of at least one light-emitting element is non-perpendicular with respect to a longitudinal axis (LA) of the lighting module (100). A lighting device (200) comprising the lighting module (100) is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: René Theodorus Wegh, Martijn Jochem Van Uden, Ties Van Bommel
  • Patent number: 10268071
    Abstract: A light guide plate which includes a light incident surface, a light conversion element, an accommodation through hole and a diffusion element, the accommodation through hole is formed in the light guide plate and is adjacent to the light incident surface, the light conversion element is accommodated in the accommodation through hole, and the diffusion element is disposed on the light incident surface. Also disclosed is a light having a backlight module and a liquid crystal display having the light guide plate. A light conversion element is accommodated in the light guide plate, so as to avoid over-heating the light conversion element to further avoid reducing the color gamut of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yanxue Zhang
  • Patent number: 10261230
    Abstract: LED lighting devices are provided that include two optical waveguides and at least one LED in an intermediate region between end faces of the optical waveguides so that radiation from the LED is coupled into the optical waveguides through the end faces. A de-coupler is on outer circumferential surface regions of each of the two separate optical waveguides. The de-coupler reflects the radiation guided in the optical waveguides so that the radiation passes through the optical waveguides and is coupled out of the optical waveguides laterally. The intermediate region has a length that is selected so that a brightness difference, measured perpendicular to an axis of the optical waveguides in the center of the intermediate region, at a distance of 10 mm perpendicular to the axis of the optical waveguides is at most 25% based on a maximum value of brightness along the axis of the optical waveguides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Ekkehard Gaydoul, Armin Plichta, Juergen Meinl, Bjoern Bleisinger, Martin Cramer, Thomas Reichert, Marc Timon Sprzagala, Sandra Mattheis