Patents Examined by Karabi Guharay
  • Patent number: 11326763
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for fabricating light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that include polarizing or wavefront-altering optical components are described in which additional optical components are added to the LED package to filter or modify the polarization of the emitted photons. Packaged LEDs that include polarizing or wavefront-altering optical components are also described. The packaged LEDs may emit infrared light that is polarized or otherwise altered by the optical components added during the fabrication process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Keenan Molner, Qiong Huang, Emanuele Mandelli, Edward A. Valko, Martin Haller, Tom Sengelaub
  • Patent number: 11327363
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a backlight assembly including a light source; and at least one functional material; wherein: the light source is configured to emit a white light; and the at least one functional material is configured to absorb light in at least one of a range of 480 nm-520 nm or a range of 575 nm-600 nm to thereby reshape the white light to have blue, red, and green peaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Xibin Shao, Dongchuan Chen, Yanping Liao
  • Patent number: 11329198
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion device includes a substrate, a matrix supported by the substrate and containing inorganic material, a phosphor embedded in the matrix, and filler particles embedded in the matrix. A linear expansion coefficient of the filler particles is equal to or larger than 25 ppm/K and equal to or smaller than 790 ppm/K, and is larger than a linear expansion coefficient of the matrix. This wavelength conversion device suppresses warping of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Hamada, Yukihiko Sugio, Nobuyasu Suzuki, Yoshihisa Nagasaki
  • Patent number: 11314008
    Abstract: An optical system includes a lightguide having opposing top and bottom major surfaces. A round through opening extends between the two surfaces of the lightguide. An elongated channel is formed in one of the surfaces and at least partially surrounds and is substantially concentric with the opening. The channel has a depth (d) that varies along its length. Light extractors extract light that would otherwise propagate within and along the lightguide. The features of the lightguide can be varied to optimize performance of the lightguide for various purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Tao Liu, Yongshang Lu, David C. Mercord, Brian W. Ostlie
  • Patent number: 11291164
    Abstract: A plant cultivation light source is turned on, or turned off depending on a light period and a dark period of a plant. When a portion of the light period is referred to as a first period and the other portion of the light period is referred to as a second period, the first period and the second period are alternately provided with each other, and lights having different wavelengths from each other are provided to the plant in the first and second periods, thereby increasing a content of an active ingredient in the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: SEOUL VIOSYS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Se Ryung Kim, Sang Min Ko, Jin Won Kim, Hyun Su Song
  • Patent number: 11293599
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to the technical field of bulbs, and discloses a multi-resistor waterproof bulb structure including a plastic base and at least one resistor. A first metal support wire passes through a first clamping seat to a first guide hole in sequence and clamps and fixes the resistor into the seat, and the wire extends outward and is electrically connected to a strip light. The disclosure has the following advantages: 1. By changing the structure, the resistor is directly clamped to the plastic base, so the clamping and fixation effects are good. 2. The assembly is easier: the resistor can be directly inserted into the clamping seat to realize fixation, and no displacement will occur to the resistor, so that the resistor is more stable in subsequent welding. 3. A process of pressing and fixing the resistor is eliminated, thereby saving the production and manufacturing cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventor: Song Wang
  • Patent number: 11287691
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel; a frame at a rear of the display panel; a light source between the display panel and the frame, the light source providing light for the display panel; and a reflecting sheet between the display panel and the frame, the reflecting sheet having a rectangular shape with a first long side, a second long side opposite the first long side, a first short side adjacent to the first long side and the second long side, and a second short side opposite the first short side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Sewon Oh, Eunseok Kim
  • Patent number: 11274820
    Abstract: An electrical switch light may include a housing with a back surface, the back surface including a mounting portion and recessed portion offset from the mounting portion. A wall coupler may be disposed at the mounting portion and be configured to removably couple with a wall. The at least one may be LED disposed adjacent the recessed portion of the back surface such that the at least one LED is separated from the wall to which the electrical switch light is coupled. At least one second LED may be disposed adjacent the front surface of the housing. A switch may be accessible from an external surface of the housing and electrically coupled to the at least one LED and the at least one second LED to adjust a brightness of the at least one LED and the at least one second LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Baldwin, John E. Klein
  • Patent number: 11274801
    Abstract: The invention provides a structurally simple illumination device capable of safely illuminating the desired area with coherent light. An illumination device (1) includes a laser light source (11) (coherent light source), a light diffuser (14), and a light scanning device (21). The laser light source (11) emits laser beam L (coherent light). The light diffuser (14) diffuses the laser beam L emitted from the laser light source (11). The light scanning device (21) guides the laser beam L to one of the illumination subareas constituting part of an illumination area, thereby scanning the laser beam L radiated from the light diffuser (14) across the illumination area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventors: Makio Kurashige, Shumpei Nishio
  • Patent number: 11268660
    Abstract: A spine for a troffer light fixture is provided. The spine is configured to receive omni-directional LED bulbs. The spine comprises: a base, a first wall, a second wall, and first end walls defining a light chamber shaped as a trough. Interior angles between the first wall, second wall, and base is 90-100 degrees respectively. The second wall defines a plurality of apertures each having a central axis arranged generally parallel in a linear arrangement. The apertures include: a pair of flanking apertures, the axis of each flanking aperture positioned 80-110 mm from one of the first end walls, and at least one interior aperture, the axis of each interior aperture positioned 135-145 mm from the axis of an adjacent aperture. Each of the plurality of apertures provides an opening through which an omni-directional LED bulb can extend parallel to the base to engage a socket mounted on the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventor: Joseph Antonio Jose Temporao
  • Patent number: 11268689
    Abstract: An information handling system may include one or more illuminable icons to present information to a user of the system, such as information regarding a status of the information handling system. An illuminable icon may be lit by a plurality of light sources, and light from the plurality of light sources may be diffused across the illuminable icon by a light guide film. Some illuminable icons may have multiple portions that may be separately illuminated to convey different information to a user. An isolation block may prevent light from light sources configured to illuminate one portion of an illuminable icon from illuminating other portions of the illuminable icon. Thus, light for illuminating icons of an information handling system may be diffused and/or blocked to enhance aesthetic appeal of the icons and to prevent user confusion that may result from bleeding of light from one portion of an illuminable icon to another and/or uneven illumination of an icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Yi-Chang Chen, Chih-Hsien Chang, Hsiang-Yin Hung
  • Patent number: 11268675
    Abstract: When viewed in parallel to a central axis (C1), three LED substrates (4) form an equilateral triangle (T) that surrounds the central axis (C1) and are disposed equidistantly with respect to the central axis (C1). When viewed in parallel to the central axis (C1), LEDs (8) are disposed on an outer surface (4a) of each LED substrate (4) at least one each at each of a pair of placement positions (Q1) at both sides sandwiching a reference normal (BN) being a normal to the outer surface (4a) and passing through the central axis (C1). The LEDs (8) each have an optical axis (8a) orthogonal to the outer surface (4a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventor: Masao Tomimoto
  • Patent number: 11262617
    Abstract: Provided is a display apparatus including a display panel, a light-emitting assembly disposed behind the display panel and including a light-emitting diode (LED) configured to emit light in a rear direction, and a reflective assembly disposed behind the light-emitting assembly and configured to reflect light emitted from the light-emitting assembly toward the display panel, wherein the reflective assembly includes a first area corresponding to the LED, and a second area adjacent to the first area, wherein at least one of a diffusion amount and a reflection amount of light exiting the second area is different from a corresponding one of a diffusion amount and a reflection amount of light exiting the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventors: Chunsoon Park, Seokwoo Yong, Youngchol Lee, Jonghoon Jung, Junsung Choi
  • Patent number: 11265996
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a solid state lighting fixture that can be used in outdoor and indoor recessed lighting applications. The solid state lighting fixture has a recessed housing configured to be installed in a recess, and a solid state light assembly capable of being secured to the housing outside the recess. The solid state light assembly is at least partially made of a heat dissipating material capable transferring heat generated by the solid state light assembly to ambient air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventors: Perry Romano, Adam Joseph Clark
  • Patent number: 11260790
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of installing a hood scoop to a designated recessed area of a hood of a JeepĀ® Wrangler Rubicon vehicle comprising: providing the hood scoop having a protective member and a hood attachment member having a first cable access feature wherein: edge profile of the hood attachment member matches edge profile of the designated recessed area; the designated recessed area includes a hood aperture that provides access to the vehicle's electrical power and control systems; attaching the attachment member to the designated recessed area using conventional attachment means; and attaching a light fixture to the hood scoop wherein the light fixture's cables pass through the first cable access feature and the hood aperture for communication with the vehicle's electrical power and control systems. The present invention also provides the hood scoop described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Westin Automotive Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Lanini, Robert L. West
  • Patent number: 11243341
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a light guide plate including a light-diffusing surface. The method includes (1) applying a protonic polar solvent to a surface of a polycarbonate substrate, and (2) heating the polycarbonate substrate in a water-containing environment to cause precipitation of bisphenol A particles each having a particle size of 10 ?m or smaller on the surface of the polycarbonate substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventors: Shinya Morino, Tahei Nakaue
  • Patent number: 11231167
    Abstract: A lighting test method that includes connecting a housing including driver electronics and a junction box to a main power source. The main power source is connected to a main power connector in the junction box. The driver electronics includes a first terminal. The method further includes connecting a power testing module to the first terminal to the driver electronics to determine whether the main power source is correctly connected to the main power connector in the junction box. The method further includes replacing the power testing module with a second terminal of a light engine housing. Connecting the first and second terminals provides that the driver electronics are in electrical communication with a light engine within the light engine housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: LEDVANCE LLC
    Inventors: Anil Jeswani, Renaud Richard, Ahmed Eissa, Valeriy Zolotykh
  • Patent number: 11231163
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to field of an arrangement of multiple optical elements to generate multiple beam patterns. The arrangement (100) of multiple optical elements to plurality of fasteners (112), and an optics plate (106). The array board (102) having LEDs (104) mounted thereon in a plurality of first blade patterns (124a-124d). The optics plate (106) is removably fastened to the array board. The optics plate (106) defines lenses (108) in a plurality of second blade patterns (126a-126d) and reflectors (110) in a plurality of third blade patterns (128a-128d), identical to the first blade pattern (124a-124d). The optics plate (106) is manually rotated into a first configuration to align the second blade pattern (126a-126d) with the first blade pattern (124a-124d) and into a second configuration to align the third blade pattern (128a-128d) with the first blade pattern (124a-124d) to generate multiple beam patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Appleton Grp LLC
    Inventors: Sumit Patil, Sudha Gupta, Bharat Chaturvedi
  • Patent number: 11221111
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a luminaire includes a housing with a reflector. A rail is positioned near the reflector and has a light thereon which is configured to emit light into the reflector. The light is reflected from the reflector and passes through a diffuser that can act to ensure the emitted light is desirably defuse. In an embodiment, the diffuser can be removed from the housing for service or replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Agro, Christopher Blount, Giovanni Frezza, Michael C. Picini, Victor Zaderej, Marko Spiegel
  • Patent number: 11215745
    Abstract: A back light unit and a display device are proposed. The back light unit includes a light guide plate and multiple light emitting diodes, wherein the multiple light emitting diodes are disposed on a light entrance surface of a side end of the light guide plate, the light entrance surface of the light guide plate is disposed with at least one groove, and the at least one groove is disposed between at least part of adjacent light emitting diodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignees: Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jingjun Du, Fei Liang, Chaoyue Zhao, Lingyu Sun, Xiuyun Chen, Tingxiu Hou, Peng Zhong, Jian Zhao, Yongkang Xiao