Patents Examined by Jessica M Apenteng
  • Patent number: 10451227
    Abstract: The present application discloses a string light assembly, such as for example, a string light assembly for task lighting in an industrial or transportation environment. In certain embodiments, an exemplary lighting device includes a length of electrical cable, at least one socket secured to the electrical cable, and at least one cover that encases the socket. The cover is secured to the electrical cable by placing the electrical cable in a through hole of the cover. In addition, the cover comprises a first connection port configured to receive an end of an electric lamp and a sloped surface that extends between a portion of the cover having the through hole and the connection port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Ericson Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Ronald W. Hughes, Jeffrey R. Angle, John Ericson, III
  • Patent number: 10444423
    Abstract: Light-emitting quantum dot films, quantum dot lighting devices, and quantum dot-based backlight units are provided. Related compositions, components, and methods are also described. Improved quantum dot encapsulation and matrix materials are provided. Quantum dot films with protective barriers are described. High-efficiency, high brightness, and high-color purity quantum dot-based lighting devices are also included, as well as methods for improving efficiency and optical characteristics in quantum dot-based lighting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Nanosys, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert S. Dubrow, William P. Freeman, Ernest Lee, Paul Furuta
  • Patent number: 10443793
    Abstract: Systems are provided for a fairlead, and in particular to fairlead including an integrated lighting system. In one example, a fairlead may comprise a frame, the frame including a central, first opening and a second opening disposed above the first opening. The second opening may house an integrated lighting system, the integrated lighting system including a plurality of lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Darren G. Fretz, Craig A. Clark, Bryan Averill
  • Patent number: 10443925
    Abstract: The refrigerator includes a cabinet having a storage compartment therein, an illumination device for illuminating the interior of the storage compartment, a door hinged to the cabinet for opening and closing the storage compartment, the door having an opening formed therein and a panel assembly having a front panel provided at the front thereof, a knock sensor module including a microphone module for sensing a sound wave generated by knock vibration applied to the door and a module microcomputer for determining whether the knock vibration is a predetermined knock based on the sensed sound wave, and a controller provided separately from the module microcomputer for receiving a knock-on signal from the module microcomputer and operating the illumination device such that light is transmitted through the panel assembly, whereby the interior of the storage compartment can be seen from outside the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Sangoh Kim
  • Patent number: 10443236
    Abstract: A double rail (1) for creating a stretched-fabric structure, having a tubular body comprises a longitudinal passage opening (3) for the passage of stretched fabrics, wherein the tubular body comprises two internal flanges (4, 5) converging toward one another and delimiting, with an internal wall (6), a cavity (7) in which lighting means (8) are housed, the cavity (7) being open toward the passage opening (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: NORMALU
    Inventor: Jean-Marc Scherrer
  • Patent number: 10436417
    Abstract: A signaling apparatus for command and/or indicating devices includes a base unit having at least two light sources which each generate light and are arranged on the base unit at a spacing from one another, and at least two light modules which are stacked along a main axis of the signaling apparatus and are operatively connected to the light sources such that light generated by the light sources is coupled into the light modules in a beam direction parallel to the main axis, the light modules each having a reflection region for reflecting at least in part the light coupled into the light modules in a signaling direction. A particular reflection region occupies only a portion of the light module in a peripheral direction of the corresponding light module perpendicular to the main axis of the signaling apparatus, which portion is smaller than a total periphery of the light module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Freyermuth, Stefan Boddenberg
  • Patent number: 10412953
    Abstract: A pest control lighting device having a connector capable of electrically connecting to a common lightbulb socket or electrical outlet. The pest control lighting device includes one or more light sources in electrical connection with the connector. The pest control lighting device may include an inner module capable of holding one or more pest control materials, such as an insect repellent. The pest control lighting device may further include sound emitting components that may be capable of emitting an ultrasonic sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Clean Concept LLC
    Inventors: Paul Van Kleef, Max Azria, Robert M. McFarlane, Yasmine Hanane
  • Patent number: 10416369
    Abstract: A light concentrator (11) is disclosed which comprises at least one lighting element (1) configured to emit light (32), an optical filter (3) arranged so as to receive light having a wavelength within a selected wavelength emission band via a light in-coupling surface (4) and configured to selectively transmit light incident on the light in-coupling surface through the optical filter and output the light via a light out-coupling surface (5), on a condition that the light incident on the light in-coupling surface has a wavelength within a selected wavelength transmission band, a light-redirection element (6) having a light-redirection surface (7) arranged substantially parallel in relation to the light out-coupling surface (5) of the optical filter so as to receive at least some of the light out-coupled via the light out-coupling surface (5), and configured to redirect light impinging on the light-redirection surface, and a light-guiding region (8), which is delimited at least by the light-redirection surface
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Ties Van Bommel, Rifat Ata Mustafa Hikmet
  • Patent number: 10415782
    Abstract: A lighting device for vehicles with a multitude of light modules, each comprising a light source arranged on a substrate and a lens arranged at a distance to the light source for the creation of a given light distribution. A fixed side light module and a fixed main light module are provided as a light module. The side light module has an asymmetric lens, so that a light beam radiated by the side light module creates a side light distribution extending a main light distribution created by the main light module in the lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Dirk Kliebisch, Jaroslaw Schimon
  • Patent number: 10414331
    Abstract: A vehicle tailight includes a housing seat and a light cover cooperatively defining an accommodation space, and a main light emitting device disposed in the accommodation space and including first and second light emitting members capable of emitting first and second color lights, respectively, a reflective plate, an isolation portion corresponding to the second light emitting members, and a light transmitting plate having a light guide portion for transmitting a portion of the first color light rearwardly to the light cover and to guide the other portion thereof to reflect forwardly onto the reflective plate, which in turn, reflects the first color light rearwardly. A light adjusting structure guides the second color light to project rearwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: COPLUS INC.
    Inventor: Jacob Wu
  • Patent number: 10405597
    Abstract: Provided is a light attached to a helmet where the light does not move when a face shield of the helmet is rotated up or down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Nishank Patel, Eric Sommers
  • Patent number: 10408415
    Abstract: A vehicle light assembly, a heater plate, and a method for vehicle light heating. The vehicle light assembly includes an outer lens and a heater plate. The heater plate is moveable between a stowed position and a deployed position, the heater plate being situated in operative relationship with the outer lens and the heater plate being energized when in the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Beauchamp, John Orisich
  • Patent number: 10399488
    Abstract: A structure for assembling a vehicle interior lighting, comprises a lens, a socket, a cover fitted to the socket, a first regulation portion configured by one side of the fitted cover or the fitted socket that is located on a front side in the insertion direction and a part of the lens, the first regulation portion regulating forward movement of the cover or the socket in the insertion direction; and a second regulation portion configured by another side of the fitted cover or the fitted socket that is located on a rear side in the insertion direction and a part of the lens, the second regulation portion regulating backward movement of the cover or the socket in the insertion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Yasuo Suzuki, Hideki Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10400962
    Abstract: A lighting device has a device body including an output terminal for outputting electric energy and a split-type light including at least a lighting element. The device body includes a coupling portion for detachably connecting the split-type light with the device body. The split-type light includes a built-in power supply for supplying electric energy to the lighting element and an input terminal for inputting electric energy to the split-type light. When the split-type light is connected with the device body, the output terminal is electrically connected with the input terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: CHERVON (HK) LIMITED
    Inventor: Guillaume Keller
  • Patent number: 10400964
    Abstract: A retrofit LED lighting fixture for retrofitting alight source in a small recessed area. The retrofit LED lighting fixture has a junction box (200) installable through a luminaire housing (100) to fit within the small recessed area. A light engine module (300) is removably attached within the luminaire housing (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Wayne T. Driscoll
  • Patent number: 10401050
    Abstract: A device comprising a fin structure, a vent disposed in the fin structure, a cooling coil disposed in the vent, a light disposed in the fin structure and wherein the fin structure is configured to create a Coanda effect for air exiting the vent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Air Distribution Technologies IP, LLC
    Inventors: Joachim Hirsch, Honghui Zhang, Ernest Freeman, Keith Glasch
  • Patent number: 10390495
    Abstract: A light trolley system for vertical-plane growing that maximizes the coverage area, quality of light, and useable growing area is provided. The light trolley system comprises a support structure and a first C rail secured to the support structure. The first C rail has a first end and a second end. A first brace is mounted to the first C rail and a first light trolley secured to the first brace. The first light trolley has at least one bar light mounted within a light manifold. The first brace supports and stabilizes the first light trolley. The combined first brace and first light trolley is moveable along the first C rail between the first end and the second end of the first C rail allowing the first light trolley to be moved to various locations increasing labor efficiency in the growing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: MINN, LLC
    Inventors: Damon Henry Smith, Nathaniel R. Storey, Taylor Brooke Wollert
  • Patent number: 10393943
    Abstract: A display backlight comprises an edge-lit waveguide having an array of light out-coupling structures which for example each comprise a projection into the waveguide. Each projection has a beam redirecting face which is at an angle a to the normal. The angle a and the refractive index of the waveguide as well as outside the waveguide (over the output face) are designed to satisfy various relationships, which ensure that the optical output can be selected to be within a desired angular range in a generally forward direction (and thus not clipped).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Eibert Gerjan Van Putten, Bart Kroon
  • Patent number: 10393951
    Abstract: The present invention provides a backlight module, wherein the backlight module comprises a glue frame, a backlight source, a light guide plate, a quantum tube and an optical thin film, and the light guide plate comprises an incident surface and an illuminating surface, and the backlight source comprises a substrate and a plurality of lamp sources on the substrate aligned in a straight line, and the quantum tube comprises a mainbody and two bending sections at two ends of the mainbody, and the glue frame is arranged to surround the light guide plate and periphery of the optical thin film, and the quantum tube is installed on the substrate and arranged to be parallel with the plurality of lamp sources, and bending sections at the two ends of the mainbody are located at outer sides of the lamp sources at two ends of the plurality of the lamp sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd, Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Gege Zhou
  • Patent number: 10394039
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for reducing blue light hazard, including: a blue light source and a control module. The control module regulates the blue light source to emit a blue intermittent illumination in a fixed frequency, and a user who looks into the blue light source may perceive visual persistence effect via the blue intermittent illumination. On the other hand, the present invention also provides apparatus for reducing blue light hazard that utilizes a polarizer or a phase adjusting device. Further, various methods for reducing blue light hazard are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Po-Kang Lin