Patents Examined by Jason Moon Han
  • Patent number: 10618457
    Abstract: A torque limiting adjuster for adjusting the position of an adjustable part of a lighting device includes a housing, an output shaft, a driving gear, a driven gear, and a biasing element. The housing includes a main opening and a first threaded portion. The driven gear includes a gearing portion adapted to be engaged with the driving gear. The driving and driven gears are engaged by the biasing element. The output shaft has a first linear guiding portion oriented in a main direction and a second threaded portion coupled with the first threaded portion. The driven gear has a second linear guiding portion slidably coupled with the first linear guiding portion. The second linear guiding portion is configured to transmit the rotation of the driven gear to the first linear guiding portion when the driven gear rotates driven by the driven gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: Valeo Iluminacion, S.A., Talleres Protegidos Gureak, S.A.
    Inventors: José García Castilla, Miguel Ángel Azcue Méndez, Juan Antonio Rubia Mena
  • Patent number: 10144124
    Abstract: A handheld tool carrying case having a carrying case base and a carrying case cover and at least one electronic system. The handheld tool carrying case has a lighting device and an orientation device, which are provided to fixate at least one part of the carrying case base or of the carrying case cover pivotably in various orientations relative to a resting plane of the carrying case base or of the carrying case cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Uwe Werner, Georgios Margaritis
  • Patent number: 10146002
    Abstract: The present technology relates to luminaires including light-emitting elements (LEEs), a luminaire module, and at least one optical modifier, where the optical modifier is arranged relative to the luminaire module to receive a fraction of light emitted by the LEEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventors: Louis Lerman, Allan Brent York, Ferdinand Schinagl, Wilson Dau, Hans Peter Stormberg
  • Patent number: 10139677
    Abstract: A backlight module includes at least one light source, a light reflecting member, and a cabinet. The light reflecting member includes a center reflecting part, and four peripheral reflecting parts. The center reflecting part and the peripheral reflecting parts are integrally formed as a one-piece, unitary member. The peripheral reflecting parts are slanted with respect to the center reflecting part, respectively, while the light reflecting member is attached to the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuaki Kawada
  • Patent number: 10130196
    Abstract: A product display shelf, system and method are disclosed. The product display system includes a shelf unit having a back shelf portion and a front shelf portion. The back shelf portion includes a first connecting element for releasably attaching the back shelf portion to an electrically powered support member, and the front shelf portion includes a second connecting element for releasably attaching the front shelf portion to the back shelf portion. The front shelf portion can also include a body portion and a display panel connected to or integral with the body portion, suitable for displaying information to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Artform International Limited
    Inventor: Alistair Gordon Burns
  • Patent number: 10120237
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a display apparatus that reflects light emitted from a light source to a display panel side through a reflecting member without having a configuration corresponding to a light guide plate, in which light emitted from a light source substantially uniformly reaches a reflecting member, a corner member may be disposed on the corner side of the cover member where the light source module is not disposed so that the light incident on the corner side is reflected toward the display panel side to irradiate light to the display panel side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Jun-Mo Yoo
  • Patent number: 10113704
    Abstract: A headlight of a motor vehicle including a light source and first projection optics, in which each one includes a respective first pair made of one respective first image mask and of one respective first projection lens with a first focal length, which is illuminated by the light source through the one respective image mask. The headlight has two projection optics, in which each one is featuring a respective second pair made of one respective second image mask and of one respective second projection lens with a second focal length, which is illuminated by the light source through the one respective second image mask. The second focal length is greater than the first focal length. An illuminated portion of the first image mask, has a shape of at least a first portion of an overall light distribution of the headlight, and a portion of the second image masks, has a shape of a central portion of the overall light distribution of the headlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Automotive Lighting Reutlingen GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Knittel, Martin Licht, Christian Buchberger, Emil P. Stefanov
  • Patent number: 10106076
    Abstract: A warning indicator system for a vehicle side-view mirror includes light sources disposed to emit light in patterns and/or colors visible through a partially light-reflective surface. One or more processors are operatively configured to actuate the light sources in predetermined sequences defining a stealth mode, a pursuit mode, and a traffic advisor mode. The partially light-reflective surface may be a light transmitting substrate having a coating of a reflective substance provided in a thickness allowing at least a partial transmission of light therethrough. The light sources may be printed light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Disposing the light sources in desired patterns to emit desired colors on actuation in a predetermined sequence allows configuring the side mirrors to emit visible light signals indicative of the stealth mode, a pursuit mode, and a traffic advisor mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Paul Kenneth Dellock, Stuart C. Salter, Doug H. Randlett, Matthew C. Mullen, Christopher Charles Hunt
  • Patent number: 10101518
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a support having an interstice and at least one LED located in the interstice and at least one of a waveguide or an optical launch having a transparent material encapsulating the at least one LED located in the interstice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: GLO AB
    Inventors: Ping Wang, Douglas Harvey, Tyler Kakuda, Ronald Kaneshiro
  • Patent number: 10094536
    Abstract: A pumped fluorescent light source includes a parabolic mirror that is positioned to focus pumping light from one or more pump sources on a fluorescent body. The resulting assembly provides for heat collection from a back surface of the light source for both the fluorescent body and the pumping sources in a compact package that may be hermetically sealed. The parabolic mirror has reflective surfaces disposed outside of a collection area of an output beam of the light sources, so that the collection area is not obstructed by the parabolic mirror. The light source also includes a collecting lens for collecting the light emitted by the body. The parabolic mirror focuses the stimulus light on the fluorescent body to stimulate emission. An additional parabolic mirror may be included behind the fluorescent body to focus the fluorescent emissions that do not directly enter the collection area at a point of collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: OPTOMAK, INC.
    Inventors: Guy Rousseau, Sead Doric
  • Patent number: 10088741
    Abstract: In one aspect, a light assembly is configured to be installed in a movie theater projector and includes an adaptor configured to mechanically couple to a bulb mount of the projector, a primary LED Emitter mounting plate and LEDs attached to the primary LED Emitter mounting plate. The light assembly also includes a heat sink configured to dissipate heat from the primary LED Emitter mounting plate, a cooling fan configured to generate airflow across the heat sink, a lens mounting plate and a lens configured to collimate light emitted from the LEDs, where the lens is disposed over the lens mounting plate. The light assembly also includes an attachment assembly configured to attach the lens mounting plate to the primary LED Emitter mounting plate. The adaptor may be manipulated to adjust a distance between the bulb mount of the movie theater projector and the primary LED Emitter mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: George Erik McMillan
  • Patent number: 10082327
    Abstract: A refrigerator door and a manufacturing method of the same are disclosed. The refrigerator door includes a front panel that includes a first through hole and an input unit, a door liner, an upper cap decoration unit configured to seal an upper side of a first space defined between the front panel and the door liner, a frame attached to an inside of the front panel and defining a second space, a display assembly provided between the frame and the front panel and configured to emit light through the first through hole, and a touch sensor assembly provided between the frame and the front panel, the touch sensor assembly being fixed to a rear of the front panel at a position that corresponds to a location of the input unit. The upper cap decoration unit includes a communication hole for communicating with the second space and includes a cap cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyunki Kim, Minchel Kim, Seungje Park, Kihyun Park
  • Patent number: 10078179
    Abstract: A backlight module and a plastic frame structure thereof are provided. The plastic frame structure mainly comprises a plastic frame body and a light source carrier. The plastic frame body is used to carry optical films such as a light guide plate, and the light source carrier is used to fix light sources. The two parts, i.e. the plastic frame body and the light source carrier, are connected with each other by a detachable means, so as to be conveniently tested respectively, and then assembled together when no defect is found, as so to increase the assembling efficiency. Furthermore, if the two parts are assembled but have defects found, the two parts can conveniently be changed, respectively. Therefore, not only the rework cost can be reduced, but also the efficiencies of the test and assembly for the whole of the backlight module are increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: Jie Zeng
  • Patent number: 10072832
    Abstract: Aspects of lighting assemblies principally for pools and spas are addressed. The assemblies may be configured to operate without penetrating housings thereof, thus not adversely impacting waterproof characteristics of the housings. This result is especially beneficial when the housings are installed underwater within pools or spas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventors: David Goldman, Hwa Leung Heng
  • Patent number: 10066801
    Abstract: A headlamp reflector 12, which accepts a conventional lamp capsule 10 having a sealing gasket 64, has a neck 2 defining a bore 40 and socket 50 to receive and retain lamp capsule 10 with capsule latching structure 52. Reflector neck 2 has a gasket seating surface 47 adjacent to which one or more recessed channels 43 are formed which define air passageways 70 that communicate between inner reflector cavity 19 and neck entrance region 46, allowing air passage past gasket 64 with capsule 10 retained in socket 50, while still allowing gasket 64 to position capsule 10 in reflector bore 40. Gasket seating surface 47 may be located displaced axially from capsule latching structure 52. Embodiments of reflector 12 accommodate a variety of popular, commercially available replaceable lamp capsules 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Rice, Elizabeth Czech, Thomas Tessnow
  • Patent number: 10059238
    Abstract: A seating assembly is provided herein. The seating assembly includes a partition disposed between first and second seats. The partition includes a panel movable between a stowed position and a deployed position along a track assembly. A first lamp is configured to project a first image onto the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Annette Lynn Huebner, James J. Surman, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Joshua Greiner
  • Patent number: 10054280
    Abstract: A solid state light source device includes N (an integer of two or more) sets of solid state light source assemblies having a plurality of solid state light source cells arranged in a matrix pattern a multiple lens block including N incidence faces facing the N sets of solid state light source assemblies and causing light emitted from the solid state light source cells to be incident through multiple lens cells of a matrix pattern and one emission face composing the light incident from the N incidence faces and a dichroic filter that is obliquely arranged on the incidence faces inside the multiple lens block and selectively reflects or transmits incident light based on the incident light wavelength. Light distribution characteristics and color temperature of light exiting the emission face of the multiple lens block are controlled by a ratio of power supplied to the solid state light source cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Hirata, Yuki Nagano, Shoji Yamamoto, Yoshiho Seo
  • Patent number: 10048433
    Abstract: A flat panel lighting apparatus, which makes it easy to replace a circuit board with LEDs thereon, is provided. The flat panel lighting apparatus includes a backplate, a driving unit, a light guide plate, a frame, a bracket, a circuit board, a connector and a cable connecting the driving unit and the circuit board. The frame with an opening portion is disposed at an outer periphery of the backplate and the light guide plate. The bracket is detachably coupled to the opening portion of the frame. The circuit board with light sources, is disposed in a space between the frame and the light guide plate, and is replaceable in a sliding type through the opening portion of the frame when the bracket is decoupled from the frame. The connector has a female terminal attached to the circuit board and a male terminal detachably coupled to the female terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: R.F.TECH CO., LTD
    Inventors: Min Chul Kim, Jung Hoon Kim, Dong Pil Choi, Min Wook Kwon, Hyun Joong Kim, Jun Jea Park, Jun Young Ko
  • Patent number: 10049627
    Abstract: A direct view display provides a light modulating panel and a backlight including first and second sets of spectral emitters. Several modes of operation may be provided including an advanced 2D mode, and an enhanced color gamut mode employing simultaneous illumination of the first and second set of spectral emitters. Another embodiment may be an optical structure for a multi-functional LCD display with wide color gamut and high stereo contrast. The optical structure may also be used to produce more saturated colors for a wider display color gamut and also may be used to produce a brighter backlight structure through light recycling of the wider bandwidth light back into the optical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: RealD Inc.
    Inventors: Miller H. Schuck, Gary D. Sharp, Douglas J. McKnight, Terry Norton
  • Patent number: 10041631
    Abstract: An LED board rail for retrofitting an existing fluorescent light fixture includes a planar top surface configured to carry an LED board. The LED board rail includes a first flap connected to the planar top surface along a first fold line of a first side of the planar top surface, and a second flap connected to the planar top surface along a second fold line of a second side of the planar top surface. The LED board rail also includes tapered first and second ends formed in the planar top surface. In addition, the LED board rail includes a first T-shaped fastener folded downward from the tapered first end of the planar top surface, and a second T-shaped fastener folded downward from the tapered second end of the planar top surface and the T-shaped fasteners being configured to engage the fluorescent light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventors: Dominick Cerce, Saturnino Oquendo, Jr.