Patents Examined by Jong-Suk (James) Lee
  • Patent number: 11118767
    Abstract: A holder for setting a bulb in a specified orientation is provided. The holder includes a supporting post, a base including a latch for receiving the supporting post, a flexible portion, a fastener attached to the flexible portion, and a first hinge positioned between the base and the flexible portion. The flexible portion is configured to pivot at the first hinge between (i) a first position where the flexible portion and the base are coplanar and (ii) a second position where the flexible portion and the base are not coplanar and the supporting post is received in the latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Ulta-Lit Tree Company
    Inventors: John DeCosmo, Gregory J. Foster, John C. Krolopp
  • Patent number: 11118750
    Abstract: Reliability of an in-vehicle headlight is improved by changing a light distribution pattern without using any mechanical configuration. The in-vehicle headlight includes a laser light source 1, a spatial light modulator 3, a spatial-light-modulator controller, and a projection lens 5. The laser light source 1 emits a laser light beam 10. The spatial light modulator 3 modulates a phase distribution of the laser light beam 10 emitted by the laser light source 1. The spatial-light-modulator controller is provided in a headlight controller 36, and controls the spatial light modulator 3. The spatial-light-modulator controller controls the spatial light modulator 3 so as to modulate the phase distribution of the laser light beam 10, and changes the light distribution pattern projected from the projection lens 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventor: Kenichi Shimada
  • Patent number: 11117510
    Abstract: A vehicle light assembly includes a fixed structure, at least one light and an image projector. The fixed structure is configured to be assembled to a vehicle body component of a vehicle. The at least one light is fixed to the fixed structure and is configured to illuminate a first external area that is in the vicinity of the vehicle. The image projector is fixed to the fixed structure and is configured to project an image onto a second external area that is in the vicinity of the first external area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: William Weber, Dale Butterworth
  • Patent number: 11112099
    Abstract: A user can replace a battery smoothly. A portable lighting apparatus includes a guide pipe, a pole supported on the guide pipe in a manner movable in a vertical direction parallel to a central axis of the guide pipe, at least one light emitter at an upper end of the pole, a collar surrounding the guide pipe, a plurality of legs pivotally connected to the collar, and a battery mount located in an upper part of the guide pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masao Miwa
  • Patent number: 11112652
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a backlight unit includes a light-emitting device and lower reflector on a substrate. The lower reflector has a hole that accommodates and exposes the light-emitting device. The lower reflector may have a height greater than a height of the light-emitting device. The backlight unit may include a color resin in the holes and on the light-emitting device. The backlight unit may include a light path modulator above the light emitting device and on the color resin. The light path modulator may have a different refractive index than a refractive index of the color resin to reflect the emitted light at a boundary of the light path modulator and the color resin towards the lower reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Donghwi Kim, KiSeong Kim, HyeokJoon Yoon, SeungJu Gwon
  • Patent number: 11112096
    Abstract: A portable light includes an elongate body, a plurality of extension poles slidably received in the body and movable out of the body between an extended position and a retracted position, a light head pivotably coupled to one of the extension poles, and a head assembly housing fixed to the body and having an opening to receive the light head when the extension poles are in the retracted position. The portable light also includes a collar positioned around a portion of the body and movable between a first position and a second position, a handle coupled to the collar for movement with the collar, and a plurality of legs pivotably coupled to the collar. The legs are collapsed against the body when the handle and the collar are in the first position and are expanded apart from the body when the handle and the collar are in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle Harvey, Ross McIntyre, Michael Halverson, Eric Mackey, Justin Dorman
  • Patent number: 11104451
    Abstract: An exterior lamp for an aircraft including a housing defining an interior volume, a heat source disposed within the interior volume of the housing, a light source disposed within the housing configured to emit a light therefrom, a protective lens coupled to the housing proximate the light source, wherein the protective lens is configured to transmit the light, and a capillary transport apparatus having a first end and a second end wherein the first end is coupled to the heat source and the second end is disposed in a catchment basin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc
    Inventor: Van I. Phifer
  • Patent number: 11105497
    Abstract: A lamp holder assembly includes a support post, and a plurality of fixtures mounted on the support post. The support post includes a main body and a securing portion. The main body has a plurality of entrance slots. Each of the entrance slots has two limit grooves. Each of the fixtures includes a mounting head and a locking member. The locking member is inserted into each of the entrance slots and is introduced from each of the entrance slots into the two limit grooves of each of the entrance slots by rotation of each of the fixtures, and is locked in the two limit grooves of each of the entrance slots. The locking member is provided with two pressing pieces. When each of the fixtures is rotated, the pressing pieces are locked into the limit grooves of each of the entrance slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Dong Guan Jia Sheng Lighting Technology Co., Ltd. China
    Inventor: Kevin Hsu
  • Patent number: 11098884
    Abstract: Lighting strip system (1) which extends along a longitudinal axis direction (L) and has the following: an elongated carrier profile (2) with two elongated side walls (21, 22) that face each other and an elongated base wall (20) connecting the side walls (21, 22), which together delimit a receiving space (A), a first and a second mechanical coupling region (3, 4), wherein the first coupling region (3) is provided between the base wall (20) and the second coupling region (4) as viewed in the longitudinal axis direction (L), an elongated power supply unit (5) which extends in the longitudinal axis direction (L) in the receiving space (A), a lighting strip lamp (6) which extends in the longitudinal axis direction (L), is electrically contacted with the power supply unit (5) and is releasably mechanically coupled to the second coupling region (4), and an electrical or electronic unit (7) with a functional region (73) and an operating region (74), wherein the functional region (73) is arranged adjacent to the light
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING GMBH
    Inventor: Andreas Machate
  • Patent number: 11098873
    Abstract: The light device comprises a housing (1) covered with a transparent or semi-transparent cover (2) that delimit an inner chamber (3) inside the housing (1), a light unit (5) situated in the chamber (3) and equipped with at least one light source, a cooler (4) associated with the light unit (5), and a tubular cooling conduit (7) that passes through an opening (10) in the housing (1) into the chamber (3) to supply cooling medium (8) from the cooling medium (8) source installed outside the housing (1) to the cooler (4) and comprises a drive means (74) for forced flow of the cooling medium (8) in the tubular cooling conduit (7). The tubular cooling conduit (7) is connected to the cooler (4) in such a way that the cooling medium (8) does not escape from the tubular cooling conduit (7) and cooler (4) to the surrounding space in the chamber (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Varroc Lighting Systems, s.r.o.
    Inventors: Dalibor Vlcek, Jan Kratochvil, Ondrej Hasa, Jan Grof
  • Patent number: 11092312
    Abstract: A light source device incudes a first light source module configured to emit first light having a wavelength in a first spectral range, a second light source module configured to emit polychromatic light comprising second light having a wavelength in a second spectral range and third light having a wavelength in a third spectral range, a third light source module configured to emit fourth light in the second spectral range, a first filter configured to transmit the first light and the third light, reflect the second light, and reflect the fourth light to a light exit to be outputted, and a second filter configured to transmit the third light and the fourth light, and reflect the first light to the light exit to be outputted. The first light source module is provided with a first isolation device for preventing the second light from entering the first light source module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: YLX Incorporated
    Inventors: Siyuan Zou, Quan Zhang, Yi Li
  • Patent number: 11092318
    Abstract: An LED flexible light bar having a circuit board (2), LED flip chips (3) are arranged at an upper end of the circuit board (2). The LED flip chips (3) and the circuit board (2) are connected together by a plurality of solder paste bumps (16). Compared with the conventional art, the LED flexible light bar has beneficial effects of simple product structure, less investment in production equipment, reduced manpower requirements, easy implementation of assembly line production, higher production efficiency, lower production costs and the like, and is suitable for both a Flexible Printed Circuit (FPC) and a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) with a wider range of application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Zhongshan Lande Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiongwei Li
  • Patent number: 11087936
    Abstract: The invention provides a light guide structure, adapted to be disposed under a baseplate of a keyboard module. The light guide structure includes: a light guide plate, a mask layer and a reflective layer. The light guide plate includes a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a first opening running through the first and second surfaces. The mask layer is located between the baseplate and the light guide plate, and includes a second opening corresponding to the first opening. The reflective layer includes a first part and a second part connected to each other, wherein the first part is disposed on the second surface of the light guide plate, and the second part runs through the first opening and is disposed on a lower surface of the baseplate. The invention further provides a light-emitting keyboard device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Yi-Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 11067241
    Abstract: Intrinsically safe laser sourced illumination. A system for illumination is disclosed, including a plurality of laser illumination sources configured to transmit laser beams; a dichroic mirror spaced from the plurality of laser illumination sources and having an aperture configured to allow the laser beams to pass through the dichroic mirror, the remaining surfaces of the dichroic mirror configured to reflect the laser beams; a phosphor element spaced from the dichroic mirror and coated with a substance to fluoresce when struck by the laser beams and configured to disperse the laser beams and to output combined light that includes fluorescent light and the dispersed laser beams; and an illumination output arranged to receive the combined light from the phosphor element and to output illuminating light containing both the fluorescent light and the dispersed laser beams. Methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Vikrant R. Bhakta
  • Patent number: 11060700
    Abstract: A motor braking system of a stage light includes a controlled component, a braking motor that drives the controlled component to move, and a controller, wherein the braking motor includes a motor unit and a braking unit for braking the motor unit; the braking motor is a power-off locking motor; the motor unit and the braking unit are both electrically connected to the controller; and when detecting that the motor unit is powered on, the controller controls the motor unit to provide a holding torque, and controls the braking unit to be powered on to release a locked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: Weikai Jiang
  • Patent number: 11054116
    Abstract: A UV panel light including a lamp housing, a UV module, a lighting module and the first control circuit; the lamp housing includes a metal plate body and two end covers, the metal plate body is bent, there are accommodating grooves on one surface of the metal plate body, there is a mounting groove on the other surface of the metal plate body, the end covers connect to the metal plate body, and the end covers cover two ends of several the accommodating grooves. The UV module is provided in any of the accommodating grooves; the lighting module is provided in another the accommodating grooves; the first control circuit is provided in the mounting groove, connects electrically to the UV module and the lighting module and is used for the external power supply, which reduces the structural complexity and improves assembly efficiency of the UV panel light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GUANKE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Qing Lan, Ligen Liu, Shoubao Chen, Minggui Wang, Nengsheng Chen
  • Patent number: 11041610
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for a laterally extendable backup light system for placement on the trailer of the 18-wheeler tractor trailer truck device. The light is mounted underneath an outer edge of the trailer of the tractor-trailer so that they would be extendable laterally away from the edge of the trailer so that the light portion of the present invention would extend far enough outwardly to travel beyond the outer edge of the trailer so that the beam of light emanating therefrom would illuminate the area behind the rear of the trailer. An air cylinder operated by an electrical actuator controlled by the driver and/or the transmission of the truck would actuate the light portion so that the light portion would extends from an enclosure and beyond the edge of the trailer of the truck-trailer when the transmission is placed in reverse and then the light portion would be retracted back into the enclosure by an electrical actuator when the transmission is taken out of reverse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: James C. Smith
  • Patent number: 11028999
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a housing containing a control component. A cover is connected to the housing having an outer wall, a mounting section, and a chamber. A divider is positioned between the housing and the cover and includes a conductor opening. A light assembly is connected to the mounting section and operatively connected to the control component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark V. Elmore, Douglas S. Hodges, Russell J. Weston
  • Patent number: 11028983
    Abstract: A LED downlight apparatus includes a light source plate, a heat sink, a reflective cup and a driver container. The reflective cup reflects light of the light source plate and the heat sink is arranged between the driver container and the light source plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Jinying Ye, Qiqing Yu
  • Patent number: 11022282
    Abstract: An LED support clip enables mounting of light-emitting diode (LED) modules onto support elements which may be pre-existing, such as tubing, while avoiding problems with current mounting methods. One or more LED light modules may be clamped into the LED support clip without the need for adhesives or screws, thereby forming an LED light assembly. One or more LED light assemblies may be clamped onto the support element. The LED support clip may comprise multiple clamps configured with spring tension jaws designed into the manufacturing process of the LED support clip. Support elements may be oriented horizontally, vertically or at various angles and may have a variety of cross-sectional shapes, including: square, triangular, rectangular, pentagonal, hexagonal, ā€œIā€-shaped, ā€œLā€-shaped, and round, over a wide cross-sectional dimension range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Curtis Alan Roys, Sidney Howard Norton