Patents Examined by Jason M Han
  • Patent number: 11940642
    Abstract: An illumination device for fluorescence image guided surgery and a surgical instrument. The illumination device includes a glass rod, a mixing rod and a plurality of optical fibers surrounding a circumferential surface of the glass rod. A first mixing rod end face of the mixing rod abuts a second rod end face of the glass rod and end faces of the optical fibers, so that white light and excitation light are guided and homogenized in the mixing rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Konrad Anders, Matthias Dissel, Jens Klinder, Sven Pabst, Timo Pfander
  • Patent number: 11940131
    Abstract: An adjustable utility lighting system that includes multiple flexible supports for different lights to effectively illuminate multiple areas of the engine compartment simultaneously. The adjustable utility lighting system includes a base member that includes a plurality of adjustable support legs for securing the base member in position when the ferromagnetic surface is not available for the base member to mount to. There are also gooseneck supports that are permanently attached to the base member by a coupling that couples a first end of each of the gooseneck supports to the top surface of the base member. There is also a rechargeable battery that is a 18650 rechargeable battery that is easy to replace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventor: Jeffrey Lance Burkholder
  • Patent number: 11938860
    Abstract: Lighting device for a motor vehicle with a first plurality of selectively activatable light sources and a second plurality of light sources. The first and second pluralities of light sources being arranged on a common substrate and each light source of the first plurality being positioned at a distance from the other light sources of the first plurality of less than 1 mm. The lighting device includes an optical element having a first region positioned facing the first plurality of light sources and a second region positioned facing the second plurality of light sources, with the second region being provided with optical patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Valeo Vision
    Inventor: Antoine De Lamberterie
  • Patent number: 11933481
    Abstract: A site light including a body, a power system with an AC input and battery terminal, and a telescopic arm assembly supported by the body, where the telescopic arm includes a first end fixed relative to the body and a second end opposite and movable with respect to the first end. The site light also includes a light assembly in operable communication with the power system and coupled to and movable together with the second end of the telescopic arm, where the light assembly is operable in a first light mode in which the light assembly outputs approximately 13,000 lumens of light, and a second light mode in which the light assembly outputs approximately 20,000 lumens of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: David Proeber, Ross McIntyre, Jason D. Thurner, Michael A. Verhagen, Gareth Mueckl, Brian Cornell, Dalton F. Hansen, Anthony R. Sleck
  • Patent number: 11927336
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a fresco lamp capable of being freely plugged with light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and electrified, and aims to provide a fresco lamp with freely pluggable LEDs. The key point of the technical solution is as follows. After the LEDs are plugged into the fresco, the LEDs are electrically connected to an electrification unit below the fresco to form a closed circuit, and the LEDs are lightened. Each of the LEDs can be plugged to any position on the fresco and independently connected to the electrification unit, so that the LEDs are convenient to mount. The LEDs are connected in parallel with each other, so that the fresco lamp is convenient to overhaul. The fresco lamp is applicable to the field of lamps and lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Inventor: Jianmin Shao
  • Patent number: 11927326
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a night light, in relation to the field of pest repellent night lights, comprising a mosquito repellent lamp housing and a PCB (printed circuit board) built in the mosquito repellent lamp housing; wherein one end face of the PCB is further electrically mounted with an electrical plug, and the end of the electrical plug protrudes out of the mosquito repellent lamp housing; one end of the PCB away from the electrical plug is further electrically mounted with a tact switch; an end face of the PCB is further electrically mounted with a miniature ultrasonic module; a surface of the PCB away from the electrical plug is fixedly mounted with several LED lamp beads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Inventor: Chubin Zheng
  • Patent number: 11926423
    Abstract: An air duct system for an aircraft provides passengers with light, data, electrical power, and sanitized air. The air duct system includes an air duct having a main body and a visible light source configured to generate visible light, where the visible light is modulated by one or more controllers based on a visible light communication protocol. The air duct system simultaneously achieves four functions for improving passengers' flying experience. First, a portion of the visible light transmitted by the air duct illuminates the interior cabin of the aircraft. Second, by modulating the visible light, the air duct system transmits and distributes data that is received by the passengers' electronic devices. Third, a portion of the visible light is converted into electrical power at each passenger seat to power passengers' electronic devices. Fourth, in embodiments, the visible light is emitted at a germicidal wavelength spectrum to create sanitized air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Nathan D. Hiller
  • Patent number: 11918165
    Abstract: A door for an appliance includes a control panel mounted on the door and defining an illumination direction. The control panel includes a printed circuit board defining a top surface, a light source mounted to the top surface of the printed circuit board, a control cover mounted to the top surface of the printed circuit board over the light source and defining a light directing channel extending from a bottom surface of the control cover to a top surface of the control cover, and wherein the control cover further defines a reflective surface for redirecting the light generated by the light source toward the top surface of the control cover, and an overlay panel mounted on the top surface of the control cover, the overlay panel comprising one or more diffused indicator zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Diana Gross Berry, Kyle James Brewer, Brian J. Morman, Timothy David Kaiser
  • Patent number: 11919660
    Abstract: A runway-embedded flash lighting device includes, a body configured for embedding in a runway, a ceiling member with a flash emission window, a bottom cover member, a light guide member disposed in the flash emission window, and two or more flash emission windows. The light guide member is disposed in each of the flash emission windows and an inner surface of the ceiling member is provided with a site to be disposed with a LED flash light source below the flash emission window. The LED flash light source includes, an LED module, a frame-shaped attaching plate; and a lens member. The lens member is attached to a hollow portion in a frame of the frame-shaped attaching plate, and is configured to allow an emission surface of the flash emitted from the LED module to have a uniform illuminance distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: HotaluX, Ltd.
    Inventor: Norimasa Mizobe
  • Patent number: 11920752
    Abstract: There is provided a light source device, a headlight, a display apparatus, and an illumination apparatus having excellent heat dissipation. The light source device includes a substrate, a phosphor, a light emitting element, and a wavelength-selective reflecting member. The phosphor is disposed in contact with the substrate. The light emitting element emits excitation light for exciting the phosphor. The wavelength-selective reflecting member partially reflects the excitation light emitted from the light emitting element to be guided to the phosphor and transmits fluorescence emitted from the phosphor by excitation caused by incidence of the excitation light and the excitation light reflected by the phosphor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisayoshi Motobayashi, Satoshi Wada, Kento Hayashi, Yuhki Kawamura
  • Patent number: 11913608
    Abstract: A light emitting diode, LED, filament arrangement (100) comprising at least one LED filament (120) comprising a plurality of light emitting diodes, LEDs, (140). The LED filament arrangement further comprises a plurality of first sections (180) and a plurality of second sections (200), wherein the plurality of first sections (180) is configured to emit light of a first colour temperature, CT1, and with a first intensity, I1, during operation, and the plurality of second sections (200) is configured to emit light of a second colour temperature, CT2, and with a second intensity, 12, during operation, wherein at least one of CT1?CT2 and I1?I2 is fulfilled, and wherein at least two second sections of the plurality of second sections are adjacently arranged and arranged at least partially parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING, B.V.
    Inventor: Ties Van Bommel
  • Patent number: 11906126
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus for a motor vehicle includes a lighting device having one or more light sources, a reflector arrangement having one or more scatter reflectors, and one or more transparent bodies each having a surface made of a plurality of flat facets. The illumination apparatus is designed such that light generated by the light source(s) of the lighting device is scattered at the scatter reflector(s) of the reflector arrangement, as a result of which scattered light is created, which is refracted at least partially on facets of the transparent body or bodies and then exits the illumination apparatus in order to generate a light distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: B ayerische M otoren W erke A ktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Binder, Sebastien Casenave, Dominik Hart, Katharina Santner, Chunyue Zhai
  • Patent number: 11906846
    Abstract: A display device according to the disclosure comprises: a liquid crystal panel having a front surface configured to display an image; and a light source plate disposed at the rear of the liquid crystal panel configured to provide light to the liquid crystal panel, wherein the light source plate comprises: a printed circuit board having a mounting surface; an LED chip directly mounted on the mounting surface as a chip on board (COB); a transparent resin disposed on the LED chip to encompass the LED chip; a light conversion layer configured to convert the wavelength of light emitted from the LED chip and encompassing the outer peripheral surface of the transparent resin; and a barrier layer covering the light conversion layer from the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngchol Lee, Hyungsuk Kim, Naewon Jang, Seokwoo Yong, Junsung Choi
  • Patent number: 11899310
    Abstract: A display device according to the present invention comprises: a display panel; a middle cabinet for mounting the display panel; and a foam pad which is interposed between the display panel and the middle cabinet, and has a light absorbing material formed in either an area having a contact surface with the display panel or a contact surface with the middle cabinet. The display device of the present invention may be connected to an artificial intelligence module, a robot, an augmented reality (AR) device, a virtual reality (VR) device, a device related to a 5G service, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Soowang Seong, Seungwoong Moon, Juyoung Joung, Woongjoon Hwang
  • Patent number: 11886077
    Abstract: A backlight module (0), a display module (1) and control method thereof, and a storage medium, in the field of display technology. The backlight module (0) includes m backlight components (01), wherein m is larger than or equal to 2 and is an integer, the m backlight components (01) are capable of emitting light alternately, and the light rays emitted by any two of the m backlight components (01) do not overlap. The present disclosure solves the problem that the backlight module (0) has lower working stability. The working stability of the backlight module (0) is favorably improved. The backlight module (0) is used for the display module (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shubai Zhang, Guangquan Wang, Haiwei Sun, Jian Sang, Xuerong Wang, Zhiyang Cui, Junjie Ma, Zhonghua Li, Zhen Wang, Junjie Xie
  • Patent number: 11886075
    Abstract: When at least one scope of 0.5 mm square or more of a surface of an optical sheet having the unevenness is measured, height data of each of a plurality of pixels of an image obtained is determined, an approximated surface is calculated, from the height data of each pixel, for a minute region of 100 ?m2 or less, and a calculation is repeatedly performed to obtain an inclination angle between: (i) a flat surface appearing after the unevenness is imaginarily removed and: (ii) the approximated surface, while two-dimensionally shifting the minute region at equal intervals along the flat surface by using at least one of the pixels as a unit to obtain a plurality of minute regions, a total area of some of the minute regions each having the inclination angle of 30° or more, accounts for 30% or more of a total area of all the minute regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: KEIWA INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Chengheng Tsai, Motohiko Okabe, Takahiro Tsuji, Masayuki Sukigara
  • Patent number: 11885479
    Abstract: A light-emitting emblem includes a light-emitting element as a light source, a housing that houses the light-emitting element and includes an opening, and a cover. The cover includes an emblem on a surface thereof and a light-emitting portion on the surface to allow light emitted from the light-emitting element to be extracted therethrough. The cover is attached to the housing so as to cover the opening. Also included is a first rib on the housing and/or a second rib on the cover, the first rib extending from the housing toward the cover, and the second rib extending from the cover toward the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuto Arai, Hirotaka Fukui
  • Patent number: 11878567
    Abstract: An interior trim of a vehicle includes a trim panel disposed in an interior space of the vehicle and including a plurality of cells configured to be respectively opened or closed. The plurality of cells define openings facing towards the interior space of the vehicle during an opening operation of the plurality of cells. The openings are arranged so that sound, light or air is discharged through the openings to the interior space of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dong Eun Cha, Jin Ho Hwang, Sang Heon Lee
  • Patent number: 11872935
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus for the interior of a motor vehicle includes a housing on which a light-transmissive cover is provided, and an illuminant configured to produce light in the interior of the housing, the light emerging from the illumination apparatus through the cover to illuminate the interior. The cover includes a faceted outer surface made of a plurality of plane facets. Further, the illuminant includes one or more flat lighting elements in the interior of the housing, each flat lighting element having two extensive opposing side surfaces and an edge situated between the side surfaces, the illuminant being configured such that light is emitted through both side surfaces of a respective flat lighting element during operation, with the light emerging from the illumination apparatus through the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klara Dunkel, Thomas Moseler
  • Patent number: 11865966
    Abstract: Illumination device (10) for a motor vehicle headlight for detection and targeted masking of a light-emitting object (20) present in front of the illumination device (10) in segmented light distribution, which illumination device (10) comprises the following: a light generation unit (100), having a plurality of light pixel groups (110a, 110b ,110c, 110d) a light sensor device (200) for detecting light of a light-emitting object (20) with a first light sensor (210) having several first sensor pixels (211), a control unit (300), which is connected to the light generation unit (100) and the light sensor device (200) and is designed to control the light generation unit (100) for generating the segmented light distribution, wherein one sensor pixel (211) can detect light in a detection solid angle (DRa, DRb, DRc, DRd) and is respectively associated with a light pixel group (110a, 110b, 110c, 110d), and wherein the light incident on each first sensor pixel (211) can be detected as a luminous flux value associated w
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: ZKW Group GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Hartmann, Matthaus Artmann, Martin Brandstetter