Patents Examined by Jong-Suk (James) Lee
  • Patent number: 10732342
    Abstract: A luminaire (1) is disclosed comprising at least one optical chamber (10) delimited by a light exit window (11) and a curved reflective surface (15) extending from the light exit window to a mounting surface (17) extending from the curved reflective surface towards the light exit window. Each optical chamber comprises a light source (20) mounted on the mounting surface; and a light guide (30) extending across part of the optical chamber. The light guide comprises a total internal reflection major surface (40) facing the light exit window; a further major surface (50) facing the curved reflective surface, said further major surface comprising a light outcoupling portion (51) comprising a plurality of light outcoupling structures (53); a first edge surface (60) optically coupled to the light source; and a further edge surface (70) opposite the first edge surface arranged to direct light towards the curved reflective surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Qin Li, Qun Luo, Kang Li, Zhengyi Zheng, Min Chen
  • Patent number: 10731944
    Abstract: A pair of hollow tubular members is connected at a first end by a tether. Each distal end of the tether is held in place within each respective end of the tubular member by a sealed ball bearing assembly. Within each tubular member is a cavity suitable to secure a light stick. Each second end of each tubular member has a friction fit cap. Illumination from the light stick emanates through the tubular hollow members or through cut portions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Jay Struss
  • Patent number: 10731815
    Abstract: A lamp for a vehicle includes a cover lens, a housing that is coupled to the cover lens and that defines a lamp space with the cover lens, a light output unit including a plurality of light generation groups that are arranged inside of the lamp space in a first direction, and a light guide that has a three-dimensional (3D) shape and that is configured to guide light from the light output unit in a light output direction. The light guide includes: a first surface that defines a portion of the 3D shape of the light guide and that faces the light output unit, and a second surface that defines a portion of the 3D shape of the light guide and that defines an acute angle with respect to the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ZKW Group GmbH
    Inventors: Youngil Kim, Yongjae Kim, Myungjae Song
  • Patent number: 10724700
    Abstract: A motor-vehicle lighting device including a plurality of primary optical elements, intermediate lenses, and a curved projecting lens. Each primary optical element has a curved exit refracting surface and comprises a plurality of rectangular light guides that are each intended to interact with one light-emitting diode one laser. Each intermediate lens is placed between an exit refracting surface of the primary optical element and the projecting lens. Each intermediate lens is configured to distribute and concentrate the radiation issued from an exit refracting surface of the element over and onto the projecting lens. The lighting device is configured so as to project the diode radiation entering into the light guides and exiting via the projecting lens in the form of luminous pixels, or luminous strips, the light intensity of each of which is controlled despite the curvature of the projecting lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Antoine De Lamberterie, Yves Gromfeld
  • Patent number: 10723257
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting assembly is provided herein. A grille has raised members pointing in a vehicle-forward direction. Light sources are disposed within each raised member and a photoluminescent structure is coupled to each raised member and is configured to luminesce in response to light excitation from one or more of the light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, David Brian Glickman, Paul Kenneth Dellock, James J. Surman
  • Patent number: 10718503
    Abstract: A touch controllable light-emitting film is provided. It comprises a flexible, formable, foldable, stretchable and/or bendable light-emitting and/or light transmitting active layer. It also comprises at least two conductive or semi-conductive electrodes positioned on each side of the light-emitting active layer and/or light-blocking layer, wherein at least one electrode comprises HARMs (High Aspect Ratio Molecular structures), Monolayer Crystalline Surface (MCS) structures, transparent conductive oxides, conductive or semiconductive polymers and/or a metal mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Canatu Oy
    Inventor: David P. Brown
  • Patent number: 10703263
    Abstract: A vehicle light system is provided herein. The vehicle light system includes a seal including an engagement member having first and second portions defining a channel and a cavity. The cavity is separated from the channel by the first portion. The first and second portions have varied opacities. A light guide is disposed within the cavity. A light source is operably coupled with the light guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Lori Ross, David Brian Glickman
  • Patent number: 10690334
    Abstract: An operatory light may comprise a bulb that includes a light emitting diode (LED) module positioned such that when the bulb is installed into a socket of the operatory light and powered, none of the light emitted from the LED is directed directly toward a lens of the operatory light, and only reflected light passes through the lens of the operatory light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CAO Group, LLC
    Inventors: Zhaohui Lin, Densen Cao
  • Patent number: 10690313
    Abstract: An automotive lighting unit wherein the lighting assembly that backlights the front half-shell comprises: at least one light-guide body made of photoconductive material, which is placed inside the rear body and is structured to channel, by total internal reflection and towards said transparent or semi-transparent portion of the front half-shell, the light that enters into the light-guide body through a light-incoupling end or sidewall of the same light-guide body; an active light deflector device which is placed inside the rear body, facing the light-incoupling end or sidewall of said light-guide body; and an electrically-powered light source which is placed inside the rear body and emits, on command, a collimated light beam towards the active light deflector device; the active light deflector device being adapted to reflect/divert said collimated light beam towards the light-incoupling end or sidewall of said light-guide body, so that the collimated light beam can enter into the light-guide body and then tra
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Automotive Lighting Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Alessandro Buzzurro, Patrick Bianco
  • Patent number: 10677510
    Abstract: Provided is a refrigerator and control method for refrigerator and method for opening a refrigerator door. While a user is holding an object in both hands, a door may be automatically and additionally opened using another part of a body other than hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Minsub Kim, Hongsik Kwon, Dongjeong Kim, Jungjae Lee, Jaehoon Shin
  • Patent number: 10676023
    Abstract: A vehicle illumination system for a vehicle capable of traveling in an automatic driving mode includes a left-side communication support lamp and a right-side communication support lamp configured to lit light toward an outside of the vehicle and arranged to be visually recognized from the front of the vehicle, and an illumination controller configured to, when the vehicle detects a target object, change an illumination state of at least one of the left-side communication support lamp and the right-side communication support lamp. Each of the left-side communication support lamp and the right-side communication support lamp includes a plurality of light-emitting segments arranged side by side in a right and left direction of the vehicle. The illumination controller is configured to change an illumination state of each of the plurality of light-emitting segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Tatara, Toshihiro Okamura, Takeshi Masuda
  • Patent number: 10677430
    Abstract: A driving device of an embodiment includes a first rotational unit and a holding unit. The first rotational unit is disposed with an object to be operated on one surface side intersecting with a first rotating shaft, and rotationally moves around the first rotating shaft with the object to be operated. The holding unit is disposed on another surface side of the first rotational unit, rotates with the first rotational unit, and holds a cable for supplying power to the object to be operated at a position away from the first rotational unit toward the other surface side, while placing the cable along the first rotating shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI INC.
    Inventors: Shinichi Fujisawa, Hidenori Fuma
  • Patent number: 10677415
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an optical system including a TIR mother lens and a secondary output lens, preferably for efficiently distributing light out of an LED track lighting system. The optical system of the present disclosure is configured to create variant beam angles from a lens assembly using the same TIR lens. Preferably, by altering the dimensions and focal lengths of the secondary output lens in a single TIR lens, the optical system can create a variety of beam angles, including, but not limited to, Spot (“SP”), Narrow Flood (“NFL”), Flood (“FL”), or Wide Flood (“WFL”) beam angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: AMERLUX LLC
    Inventor: Feng Zhao
  • Patent number: 10677511
    Abstract: Provided is a refrigerator and control method for refrigerator and method for opening a refrigerator door. While a user is holding an object in both hands, a door may be automatically and additionally opened using another part of a body other than hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Minsub Kim, Hongsik Kwon, Dongjeong Kim, Jungjae Lee, Jaehoon Shin
  • Patent number: 10670852
    Abstract: Provided is an illuminated reticle assembly for an optical aiming device. The assembly includes a reticle plate has a first surface on which a physical reticle pattern is applied. A laser light source is configured to project a beam of laser light into the reticle plate at a first angle and toward an inner side of a second surface at an angle of incidence that directs a reflected beam of laser light toward at least a selected portion of the physical reticle pattern. The reflected laser light illuminates the at least selected portion of the physical reticle pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Lightforce USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Bellah, Chad D. Beauregard
  • Patent number: 10656320
    Abstract: A lighting device includes at least one light source, and a lens. The lens directs light emitted from the at least one light source. The lens has a concave component with an inner bottom face and an inner face, the light emitted from the at least one light source being incident on the concave component, an emission face located on an opposite side from the concave component, and an outer face located to the side of the concave component. The inner face forms a convex face that faces toward inside of the concave component. The outer face reflects the light that has entered the lens through the inner face toward the emission face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noritaka Tanabe, Seiji Takemoto
  • Patent number: 10655790
    Abstract: A lighting device (1, 11, 21) comprising a substrate (4, 14, 24), a plurality of light sources (3, 13, 23), and a housing (2, 12, 22) of a light transmissive material. The substrate has a first side (4a, 14a, 24a) and a second side (4b, 14b, 24b) and the plurality of light sources are arranged on the first side of the substrate. The light sources have a common general output direction. The housing is arranged to transmit light surrounding the substrate, having a first portion (2a, 12a, 22a) of said housing and a second portion (2b, 12b, 23b) of the housing arranged substantially opposite the first portion with respect to the substrate. The plurality of first optical elements (6, 16, 26) may be arranged substantially opposite the output direction of the plurality of light sources along the first portion of the housing facing the first side of the substrate. The substrate is adapted to allow transmission of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Wouter Petrus Kaandorp, Coen Theodorus Hubertus Fransiscus Liedenbaum
  • Patent number: 10648646
    Abstract: Operating room monoreflector light includes a dome or hood-shaped upper housing portion and a lighting means arranged in the upper housing portion, preferably as an LED lighting means, including an LED board on which a plurality of LEDs are arranged. A main reflector is arranged in the upper housing portion and deflects a light flux produced by the lighting means through a light exit opening closed by a cover plate of the upper housing portion. To reduce the necessary installation space and to simplify the construction, the upper housing portion is in one piece and extends interruption-free from an upper end which is directed upwardly in the installation position to a lower end which defines the light exit opening. The upper housing portion includes a fixing plane for the LED board, and on which an LED light module is or can be mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: TRILUX Medical GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Markus Bruchhage, Dominik Körling, Hermann Hauschulte
  • Patent number: 10648635
    Abstract: A headlamp structure has a contoured reflector panel with a forward-facing surface and a reflex supporting portion. The forward-facing surface has a plurality of reflector surface portions. The reflex supporting portion extends forward from an inboard side inboard of the reflector surface portions. A passive reflector is attached to the reflex supporting portion with a reflector surface that faces an outboard direction relative to the forward-facing surface. Each of the plurality of reflector surface portions is shaped and configured to reflect light from a corresponding one of a plurality of light emitting elements and aim the reflected light to project in a forward direction parallel to the reflector surface of the passive reflector. The reflector surface of the passive reflector is configured such that at least light approaching the contoured reflector panel from outboard of an outboard side of the contoured reflector panel is reflected back in the outboard direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Nissan North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Sarah Ford
  • Patent number: 10639416
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for illuminated medical infusion including, for example, a medical infusion system which includes a source of illumination and an illuminating infusion line and wherein the illuminating infusion line includes an integrated fluid transmission channel and light transmission channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Hans Utz