Patents Examined by Jong-Suk (James) Lee
  • Patent number: 10386571
    Abstract: A system of light emitting diodes and lightguides can produce and distribute light in a luminaire. Two or more lightguides can be mounted adjacent one another so that their edges extend alongside one another. An optic can couple light between the light emitting diodes and the edges of the adjacent lightguides. The optic, which can be another lightguide in some examples, can mix, blend, or homogenize light received from the light emitting diodes and distribute the light among the adjacent lightguides. The optic can mix light emitted from multiple light emitting diodes so that light enters the adjacent lightguides uniformly along the edges of the lightguide, thereby eliminating or reducing any bright spots or visual inconsistencies. The optic can further allocate light uniformly among the adjacent lightguides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Adam Moore Foy, Eric T. DiFelice, Alexander James Ross
  • Patent number: 10380924
    Abstract: The invention relates to an illuminable display element, in particular for a vehicle, which display element comprises a planar cover (1). The planar cover has a visible side (10), a rear side (11), and at least one opening (14). The display element also comprises at least one graphic element (2), which is provided and/or formed on the visible side (10) of the cover (1), and a lighting means (3), which is used to illuminate the opening (14). The graphic element (2) is at least partially surrounded by the at least one opening (14) in such a way the graphic element (2) can be at least partially peripherally illuminated by the light of the lighting means (3). The cover (1) comprises at least one elevation (12) extending upward, within which the graphic element (2) is arranged above the at least one opening (14), and/or the cover (1) comprises at least one recess (13) extending downward, within which the graphic element (2) is arranged below the at least one opening (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: WEISPLAS GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Boppart, Steffen Reuter, Stefan Harke
  • Patent number: 10371353
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes: a light emitting element; and a light flux controlling member configured to allow incidence of light from the light emitting element and emit light incident on the light flux controlling member. The light flux controlling member includes an incidence region and an emission region. The incidence region includes a fresnel lens part having a plurality of projected lines formed to surround a central axis of the light flux controlling member. The projected line includes an incidence surface configured to allow incidence of the light from the light emitting element, and a reflecting surface paired with the incidence surface and configured to reflect the light incident on the incidence surface toward the emission region. An angle between the incidence surface and a line parallel to the central axis is greater than an angle between the reflecting surface and a line parallel to the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Enplas Corporation
    Inventor: Tomohiro Saito
  • Patent number: 10371337
    Abstract: A light-emitting apparatus includes a light source unit for emitting a first excitation light beam, a beam shape conversion unit for reflecting the first excitation light beam and outputting the reflected first excitation light beam as a second excitation light beam, and a driving unit for driving the light source unit, wherein the beam shape conversion unit includes a plurality of reflective surfaces having different reflection patterns, and the reflective surfaces are arranged in a direction that intersects the direction in which the first excitation light beam is incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kang Yeol Park, Ki Cheol Kim, Chang Gyun Son
  • Patent number: 10365551
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion member comprises: a substrate; and a wavelength conversion layer. The wavelength conversion layer contains a first phosphor and a second phosphor. The second phosphor has a higher thermal conductivity than the first phosphor. In the wavelength conversion layer, a volume of the second phosphor is larger than a volume of the first phosphor. The wavelength conversion layer includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is located closer to the substrate than the second portion, and is in direct contact with the second portion. Thicknesses of the first portion and the second portion are equal to each other. A volume V11 of the first phosphor in the first portion, a volume V12 of the second phosphor in the first portion, a volume V21 of the first phosphor in the second portion, and a volume V22 of the second phosphor in the second portion satisfy V11/V12<V21/V22.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Nagasaki, Takashi Ohbayashi, Kojiro Okuyama
  • Patent number: 10364975
    Abstract: A light module includes a light emitting diode (LED) array and a double-reflective assembly coupled to the LED array. The double-reflective assembly includes a lower member having a frame. The frame has an opening corresponding to the LED array. The frame and LED array are located in the same plane. The light module further includes a left bottom reflector and a right bottom reflector. The light module further includes an upper member which includes a left top reflector; and a right top reflector, wherein the left top reflector is attached to the left bottom reflector, and right top reflector is attached to the right bottom reflector, each forming an arbitrary left and right double-reflective assembly. A shape geometry and profile of each double-reflective assembly provides a pre-calculated combined non-circular asymmetrical intensity distribution pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: BRIDGELUX INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Rizkin, Robert Tudhope, Vahid Moshtagh, Hannu Tapani Hukkanen, Tomi Mikael Kuntze
  • Patent number: 10357146
    Abstract: A headlight device that can be mounted to a surgical face shield, helmet, or other type of headgear with dual-sided peel and stick adhesive or magnets allowing for various mounting locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventors: William Fiebel, Christopher Kanel, Paul Lacotta, Steve Lucey, Todd Robinson
  • Patent number: 10342363
    Abstract: Provided is a refrigerator. The refrigerator is characterized by enabling at least a part of a refrigerator door to be selectively transparent by a user's operation, such that the user sees through an inside of the refrigerator while the refrigerator door is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jisu Park, Taehoon Choi
  • Patent number: 10337127
    Abstract: A textile machine with a plurality of similar workstations 1, 36, 53, as well as display means and a central control device 26, 38, 67, wherein the display means is connected to the central control device 26, 38, 67 and/or a workstation control device 24, 39. The textile machine comprises a display means, which is designed as an LED light bar 15, 32, 52, 69, 84, a section of the LED light bar 15, 32, 52, 69, 84 is assigned respectively to a workstation 1, 36, 53, and the LED light bar 15, 32, 52, 69, 84 displays the respectively produced yarn batch and/or operating states of the respective workstation 1, 36, 53.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Saurer Spinning Solutions GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Bungter, Jochen Cüppers, Marc Küppenbender, Christian Vierschgens
  • Patent number: 10338300
    Abstract: A backlight assembly includes a light source which generates and emits light, and an optical member which is between the light source and a display panel of a display device and adjusts a path of the light emitted from the light source. The optical member includes a first base film, a second base film which faces the first base film and is closer to the display panel than the first base film, an optical pattern which is provided in plural spaced apart from each other and disposed between the first and second base films, a reflecting layer which is disposed on the optical patterns and reflects light incident to the optical member, and a wavelength conversion pattern between the first and second base films and alternately disposed with the optical patterns. The wavelength conversion pattern converts a source wavelength of the light emitted from the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junwoo You, Donghoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10330271
    Abstract: Adjustable lamp for illuminating a setting which comprises at least two load-bearing electrically-conductive electric cables, an illuminating body extended with main extension along a longitudinal axis, supported suspended by the load-bearing electric cables and comprising an illumination source, first and second electrical connection elements mechanically associated with the illuminating body at at least two sections thereof spaced from each other, respectively electrically connected to the two load-bearing cables in order to electrically power the adjustable lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: CLANN S.R.L.
    Inventors: Gabriele Giorgini, Luca Toso
  • Patent number: 10321530
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a gravity sensing flashlight, including a lamp holder, a cylindrical body and a tail cover, the lamp holder and tail cover being connected to the cylindrical body, a storage battery being provided in the cylindrical body, a switch being mounted on a side wall of the cylindrical body, a circuit board being mounted in the switch, a gravity sensor and an indicator light being provided on the circuit board; the lamp holder includes a shell cap, a shell body and a shell base which are in threaded connection to each other, a lens, a lens holder, an LED lamp bead and a lamp bead fixing frame being mounted in the shell body, a current chip controller being mounted on the lamp bead fixing frame, the current chip controller being connected to the LED lamp bead and the gravity sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NINGBO FUTAI ELECTRIC LIMITED
    Inventor: Fujun Qiu
  • Patent number: 10310157
    Abstract: An accessory device is disclosed. The accessory device may include a light guide assembly that directs light from a light source (or sources) through an opening of the accessory device, and in particular, in a base portion of the accessory device. The light guide assembly may be disposed in a compartment of the accessory device and include a light guide body as well as a light guide insert disposed in an opening of the light guide body. To form the opening, a single cutting operation may cut through the base portion and the light guide body so that the respective openings of the base portion and the light guide body are aligned. The light guide body may be designed to receive the light from the light source and direct or focus the light toward the light guide insert. The light guide insert may refract, scatter, and/or diffuse the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Rasmussen, Ian P. Colahan, Darshan R. Kasar, Tian Shi Li
  • Patent number: 10309637
    Abstract: An improved low profile light is provided. The low profile light includes one or more solid state light sources and a cover disposed in relation thereto, such that light emitted from the light sources passes through the cover. The low profile light also includes a driver, in a driver housing, that provides electrical power to the light sources. The low profile light also includes a housing. The housing includes a central portion with a first side and a second side; a lip that extends around an outer edge of the housing; a cover receptacle to receive the cover; an outer face that extends from the lip inward towards the cover receptacle; an inner surface that extends downward away from the central portion and upward towards the lip, so as to form a valley; and a fin that extends perpendicularly up from the central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: LEDVANCE LLC
    Inventors: Shiyong Zhang, Golshan Coleiny, Peter Stratemeyer
  • Patent number: 10300847
    Abstract: A lighting glazing includes a first sheet of transparent glass or plastic with a first main face, a second main face and a rim; a flat waveguide with a first main face, a second main face, an injection rim and a beveled rim, opposite the injection rim; a light source positioned facing the injection rim of the flat waveguide, the flat waveguide being fixed via the second main face to the first main face of the first sheet of glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Adèle Verrat-Debailleul, Pascal Bauerle, Christophe Kleo
  • Patent number: 10288260
    Abstract: A turn signal for a vehicle has a blue LED as a light source, and an outer cover irradiated by the blue light. The outer cover includes a molded body of a polymeric material including phosphors dispersed therein that absorb blue light and emit light. By means of the present invention, it is possible to provide a turn signal for vehicles which has improved visibility and which imparts excellent visibility and sufficient luminous intensity over a wide angle. Further, because the entire outer cover surface-emits light, uniformity of luminous intensity is ensured without subjecting the outer cover to light scattering treatment, enabling as a result preventing glare caused by light scattering treatment, making this turn signal safe without being unpleasant for pedestrians and drivers of nearby vehicles. Furthermore, because no complex optical design is necessary, this turn signal saves space and can be arranged in a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Tsukatani, Toshihiro Tsumori, Kazuhiro Wataya, Masami Kaneyoshi, Takehisa Minowa
  • Patent number: 10288798
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a light source configured to emit, during operation, light with a prevalent direction of propagation different from a direction of an optical axis of the illumination device; and an optical coupler including a transparent material, the optical coupler having an input aperture, an exit aperture and a first side surface and a second side surface arranged between the input aperture and the exit aperture, the exit aperture being centered on the optical axis of the illumination device. The optical coupler receives the emitted light through the input aperture from the light source. Further, the first side surface and the second side surface redirect the received light via total internal reflection (TIR) to the exit aperture. Additionally, the redirected light is issued through the exit aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventor: Ferdinand Schinagl
  • Patent number: 10281642
    Abstract: A backlight unit has a light-guide plate and a light source optically coupled with the light-guide plate, with which light is input from a plane of the light-guide plate and white-light is output from the first principal plane of the light-guide plate. The light source has a plurality of blue light emitting diodes, red phosphor material excited by light from the blue light emitting diodes and emits red light, and a plurality of green semiconductor lasers having emission peaks at green light wavelengths. The red phosphor material is included in a phosphor sheet, and the phosphor sheet is disposed on a surface of the light-guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroto Itoi, Ryosuke Wakaki, Ken Katsuragi, Yusaku Achi, Shingo Masui
  • Patent number: 10274669
    Abstract: The present invention disclosed a flat lamp, comprising a light guide layer, a reflective layer, a diffusion layer, a buffer layer, and a backplane, the light guide layer has two opposite faces including a back face and a light emitting face, the reflective layer is located on the back face of the light guide layer, the diffusion layer is located on the light emitting face of the light guide layer, the buffer layer is located between the backplane and the reflective layer, and several light guide points are provided between the reflective layer and the light guide layer, the flat lamp further comprises a light source and an outer frame, with incident points being located on a lateral side of the light guide layer, the stacked structure is in the shape of a flat plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: KUNSHAN CHENGTAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD
    Inventor: Yulin Sheng
  • Patent number: 10267480
    Abstract: A lighting assembly for lighting and/or signaling in a motor vehicle that palliates the disadvantages resulting from the reflection and focusing of solar rays by focusing means of a lighting module for lighting and/or signaling in a motor vehicle onto a mask disposed under a lighting module. The lighting assembly comprises means for emitting and means for focusing one or more light beams, together with a mask, a part of which extends under the focusing means. A part of the mask is transparent to light, so that solar rays reflected and focused by the focusing means onto the mask pass through the transparent part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo Vision
    Inventors: Jean-Claude Puente, Marc Brassier