Patents Examined by Laura K. Tso
  • Patent number: 11982831
    Abstract: An anti-peeping backlight module is formed by stacking an upper backlight module, a lower backlight module and a reflecting film disposed below the lower backlight module, wherein the upper backlight module is a transparent module, the lower backlight module is a transparent module or a non-transparent module, the upper backlight module is a collimating backlight module or a diffusion backlight module, the lower backlight module is a collimating backlight module or a diffusion backlight module, and the upper backlight module and the lower backlight module have different properties. The anti-peeping backlight module realizes beam splitting and collimation and can be used as various backlight modules, the beam splitting angle is adjustable, the efficiency is high, and can be controlled independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: MAANSHAN-JINGZHI TECHNOLOGY CO LTD
    Inventors: Tong Li, Peng Wu, Yimin Chen
  • Patent number: 11982904
    Abstract: A light conversion structure, backlight device and virtual reality display device are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liangliang Jin, Ruoyu Ma, Zezhou Yang, Haiwei Sun, Zhongbao Wu, Chuandong Liao
  • Patent number: 11982424
    Abstract: A set of louvers adapted for use with a linear luminaire has a first wall, a second wall spaced from the first wall, and a plurality of louvers extending between the first wall and the second wall. Each of the plurality of louvers is fixed to the first wall and the second wall, and may be integrally formed with the walls, and each of the plurality of louvers is spaced from the others. First and second side portions depend from the first wall and the second wall. An internal cavity of the set of louvers is defined by bottoms of the plurality of louvers and the first and second side portions. Engaging structure is defined on inwardly-facing surfaces of the first and second side portions. Combinations including the set of louvers and a linear luminaire in which the set of louvers “snaps on” externally to the linear luminaire are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Elemental LED, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Lassen, James Edward Stillman, Nathan Davey
  • Patent number: 11976808
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to luminaire head assemblies with brackets. One example luminaire head assembly includes a housing provided with a socket assembly. The luminaire head assembly also includes a light source arranged in the housing. Additionally, the luminaire head assembly includes a bracket releasably attached to the housing. The bracket is configured to fix the housing to a pole. The bracket has a first end for connection to a pole or pole connector and a second end attached to the housing. The bracket is provided with a through-hole at the second end. The socket assembly extends at least partially in the through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Schreder S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Lambert, Sandro Galloppa
  • Patent number: 11976807
    Abstract: An illumination device includes an elongated flexible body having a first end connected to a second end via a flexible connecting body and an illumination portion coupled to the first end and a coupling portion coupled to the second end, wherein the illumination portion includes one or more illuminating sources and a first magnetic component housed within the illumination portion, the coupling portion includes a second magnetic component housed within the coupling portion, and the flexible connecting body is capable of folding such that the illumination portion and the coupling portion axially align and the first magnetic component magnetically couples to the second magnetic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Brightz, Ltd.
    Inventor: James McAllister
  • Patent number: 11965632
    Abstract: Illumination device (10) for a motor vehicle headlight, which comprises the following: a first light module (100) for producing light distribution, a bulb shield (300) having a bulb shield (300), which comprises an optically relevant shield edge (310) for producing a cut-off line, a projection lens (400) with an optical axis (A), which is designed to image the light that can be produced by the first light module (100) in front of the illumination device (10), wherein the projection lens (400) is designed as a Fresnel lens, which Fresnel lens has a base body (410) and several annular steps (420) arranged on the base body (410), wherein each step (420) has a main surface (420a) to project the light beams of the at least one light module (100) in front of the illumination device (10) and a sloping surface (420b) extending from the base body (410) to the main surface (420a), wherein the main surface of each step is curved and has a focal point, which focal point is arranged horizontally and/or vertically displ
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: ZKW Group GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Mandl, Andreas Hölzl
  • Patent number: 11965637
    Abstract: A lighting fixture pendant includes, for example, a connector defining an axis between a first end and a second end, a plurality of elements having an aperture therethrough and having portions asymmetrically disposed around the aperture, at least one spacer having a passageway extending from a first end to a second end, a first element having an aperture therethrough, and a second element having an aperture therethrough. The connector extends through the apertures of the plurality of elements, the first element and the second element, and the passageway of the spacer. The first element is adjacent to the first end of the spacer and the second element is adjacent to the second end of the spacer. When the lighting fixture pendant is supported from the first end of the connector, the plurality of elements, the first element, the second element, and the spacer are vertically aligned along the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: W SCHONBEK LLC
    Inventor: Roslyn Yando
  • Patent number: 11957520
    Abstract: A surgical headlamp assembly which can be remotely actuated at a wearer's chest and is suitable for surgical applications may include a headpiece. The headpiece may be sizable and configurable for placement on the head of a wearer. A lamp may be provided on the headpiece. The lamp may include at least one light source. At least one battery may be provided on the headpiece. The lamp may electrically interface with the battery. A remote lamp control module may operationally interface with the battery and the lamp. The lamp control module may be configured to control emission of a light beam from the lamp. The remote lamp control module may be suspendable from the headpiece and deployable in front of the chest of the wearer. In typical application of the surgical headlamp assembly, the lamp control module may be worn on the chest of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Inventors: Brian Crowe, Ryan Pizinger
  • Patent number: 11958406
    Abstract: An illuminated stitching assembly for a vehicle interior, including: a diffuser; a light source; an outer layer secured to the diffuser; and stitches located on the outer layer, the stitches being illuminated by the light source, the light source being operably coupled to a controller, the controller being configured to operate the light source, wherein the diffuser is configured to be inserted into a cavity of a substrate layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: INTEVA PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Aidano Nascimento, Tyler Bame, Pamela Sue Greenwald
  • Patent number: 11958405
    Abstract: An illumination device is to be mounted on a ceiling of an interior of a vehicle, and the illumination device includes a light source that emits light to illuminate the interior, a light guide that receives the light emitted from the light source and transmits the received light, a first flow path that, in a state in which the illumination device is mounted on the ceiling, extends so as to intersect with an up and down direction of the vehicle and is located at the same position as at least one of the light source or the light guide in the up and down direction, and an air blower that produces an airflow that, having been sucked into the illumination device, travels through the first flow path and is blown out of the illumination device after having traveled through the first flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: PANASONIC AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryota Yoshizumi
  • Patent number: 11958407
    Abstract: An apparatus including a light housing; a first light fixed to the light housing; an attachment device configured to temporarily attach the light housing with the light to a front windshield of a vehicle; and wherein the first light is fixed to the light housing in a manner so that light from the first light is projected outwards from the light housing in a visual field of less than one hundred and eighty degrees. The attachment device, is configured to attach the light housing to the front windshield so that the visual field of the first light does not project into either of both eyes of a driver of the vehicle. The light housing may be substantially cylindrical and may have a flat surface, configured to be attached and to abut the front windshield. The apparatus may further include a first brightness setting mechanism attached to the light housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Inventor: Leonid Taratuta
  • Patent number: 11953173
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus for vehicles having a light source, a support plate for receiving the light source, and an optical unit arranged in front of the light source in the main emission direction to deflect light emitted by the light source onto a roadway in front of the vehicle in accordance with a predetermined light distribution. The light source has a light-emitting surface and a light source frame surrounding the same. The light source is surrounded by a shielding frame with a wall that is raised in the main emission direction and encloses an intermediate space between the light source and the optical unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Hella GmbH & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Herbert Cramer, Florian Herold, Christian Schimon, Alexander Schwan, Dirk Schwemin
  • Patent number: 11953185
    Abstract: Disclosure herein are aerodynamic surgical lights and methods of manufacturing and use thereof. The aerodynamic surgical lights may include a light head made of one or more substantially toroidal light housings. The substantially toroidal light housings contain and protect a plurality of LED lights and their respective reflectors that aim a light beam toward the lower side of the substantially toroidal light housings. The substantially toroidal light housings are vertically elongate. The vertically elongated substantially toroidal light housings include upper sections that are aerodynamically curved or pointed to streamline airflow past the light housings. The upper sections of the substantially toroidal light housings are made of molded plastic resin reinforced with carbon fibers or glass fibers and the lower sections of the substantially toroidal light housings are made of a clear moldable plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Augustine Biomedical + Design, LLC
    Inventor: Scott D. Augustine
  • Patent number: 11953797
    Abstract: A trim element having a first aspect layer, a lighting device emitting light to the first aspect layer, and a first obturation layer extending between the lighting device and the first aspect layer. The first obturation layer includes at least two first optical obturation areas, configurable between an open position, in which a first optical obturation area lets light pass through, and a closed position, in which a first optical obturation area prevents the passage of light. The trim element includes a second aspect layer and a second obturation layer having at least two second optical obturation areas that are configurable between an open position and a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: FAURECIA INTERIEUR INDUSTRIE
    Inventor: Christophe Cuvillier
  • Patent number: 11953713
    Abstract: A laminated glazing having a first glass substrate (104) and a second glass substrate (108) and a polymer interlayer (106) laminated between the first glass substrate and the second glass substrate, being formed with a light path (120) formed in any one or combination of the first and second glass substrates and the polymer interlayer for guiding light emitted from a light source (112), a light introduction surface (110) for introducing the light emitted from the light source into the light path, and a light extraction surface (130,150) for extracting, from the light path, the light to either one or both of an interior and an exterior of the first and second glass substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: ACR II GLASS AMERICA INC.
    Inventor: Markus Walter Pohlen
  • Patent number: 11944073
    Abstract: A heat preservation lamp for breeding, including at least one mounting part, at least one light source, at least one lampshade and at least one waterproof structure. The light source includes at least one electrical connection portion, at least one fitting portion and at least one illumination portion connected in sequence, where one end of the electrical connection portion is connected to the mounting part, and the cross section of the fitting portion is arranged in an increasing manner from the end connected to the connection part to the end connected to the illumination portion; the lampshade is connected to the mounting part, and the lampshade is of an annular structure and surrounds the light source; the waterproof structure is between the fitting portion and the lampshade. The embodiments can improve the waterproof performance and ensure the service life of the heat preservation lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Shenzhen Guanke Technologies Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Qing Lan, Ligen Liu, Hongwei Yu, Qinwan Gong
  • Patent number: 11947137
    Abstract: A composite membrane, including a base plate; the base plate is used for corresponding to a light source, and an emergent surface of the base plate is provided thereon with multiple dispersive prism areas and multiple diffusion plates, wherein the dispersive prism areas correspond to lamp bead shadow areas, and the diffusion plates correspond to non-lamp bead shadow areas; the dispersive prism areas are provided in areas in which light energy is distributed unevenly, while only the diffusion plates are laid in areas in which light energy is distributed evenly, and the dispersive prisms need not be laid, thereby reducing production costs while improving the phenomenon of a visual effect being uneven. Further provided is a design method for a composite membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SKYWORTH-RGB ELECTRONIC CO., LTD
    Inventors: Xin Liu, Junping You, Jian Li
  • Patent number: 11927320
    Abstract: A signal light device (1) of a motor vehicle with a signal lighting unit (3) that comprises housing (1a) covered by cover (2) and in the housing a carrier (5) secured to the housing (la) and with its front panel (7) facing the cover (2). The carrier (5) comprises a supporting surface (22) with at least one light source (6), a front panel (7) and a thin-walled partition panel (12) situated between the supporting surface (22) and the front panel (7). The partition panel (12) comprises an input surface (20) facing the supporting surface (22) and an output surface (21) wherein the supporting surface (22) is fitted with the main reflective surface (11) to reflect light rays (10). The space between the front panel (7) and the output surface (21) and between the supporting surface (22) and the input surface (20) is only filled with air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: PO LIGHTING CZECH S.R.O.
    Inventors: Tomas Gloss, Tomas Mateju, Michal Jahunak
  • Patent number: 11919443
    Abstract: A light system including: a light source; and a light guide aligned with the light source so that light from the light source directs light into the light guide, wherein the light guide has a concave region that light extends through so that the light extending from the concave region homogeneously illuminates an article of manufacture within an interior of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Valeo Vision
    Inventors: Abril Paulina Arellano Morales, Emigdio Leon
  • Patent number: 11914247
    Abstract: A backlight module includes a substrate and light source assemblies. The substrate has a plurality of light emitting regions, and the plurality of light emitting regions are arranged in an array. A plurality of light source assemblies are disposed in the plurality of light emitting regions in a one-to-one correspondence. Each light source assembly includes a plurality of light source members arranged in an array. Each light source member includes a light emitting unit, and a reflective film configured to split light emitted by the light emitting unit. When the reflective film is disposed, the following condition needs to be met: A proportion of light split by the reflective film towards a center of the light emitting region gradually increases in a direction from the center to an edge of the light emitting region in which the light source member is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shihong Ouyang, Yiwen Chang