Patents Examined by Laura Tso
  • Patent number: 10481315
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for encapsulating a light source within a water-tight, robust encapsulating bulk for use, among other things, as a walk paver. The apparatus and method provides a strong, durable, waterproof illuminated paver that includes an array of individually addressable light sources, having the aesthetic appearance of a conventional stone material. A light guide is provided having a light receiving end and a light transmissive end. A light source is provided having a selective on state and a selective off state. The light source is optically coupled to the light receiving end of the light guide to form a light engine comprising the light source and the light guide. The optically coupled light guide and light source are encased within an encapsulating bulk, wherein the encapsulating bulk includes at least one viewable surface, and where the light transmissive end of the light guide is viewable at said at least one viewable surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: John James Daniels
  • Patent number: 10267477
    Abstract: A lighting module for a motor vehicle includes a first light source and a first collimator for generating a first light beam of “low beam” type in collaboration with a first projection lens. Also included are second and a third light sources, the second light source collaborating with a second collimator to generate a first beam complementing the first light beam in order to form a second light beam of “high beam” type. In order to reduce the visibility of a cut-off zone in the second beam, the third light source collaborates with a third collimator and/or a second projection lens in order to form a second complementary beam which at least partly overlaps the cut-off zone. A front headlight for a motor vehicle can include such a lighting module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Orane Marchal, David Bourdin, Stephane Andre, Fabrice Mairet, Sergio Donoso, Ran Fujita
  • Patent number: 10260726
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp is provided. The vehicle lamp includes a base, a first reflection structure, a second reflection structure, a first light emitting structure, a second light emitting structure, and a lens structure. The first reflection structure and second reflection structure are disposed on the base. The first reflection structure includes at least one first focal point and at least one second focal point. The second reflection structure includes a first focal point and a second focal point. The first light emitting structure and the second light emitting structure are disposed on the base. The lens structure includes a lens optical axis and a lens focal point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Cheng Wang
  • Patent number: 10253949
    Abstract: A lighting reflector 10 includes a base member 11, made of metal, having an inner circumferential surface 13a expanding toward a light exit aperture 14 open at an end in an axial direction. A thin-film layer 17 which is formed from a thin film containing ceramic and which scatters light is placed on an end portion of the inner circumferential surface 13a that is on the opposite side to the light exit aperture 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Shin Itoh, Masahiro Konishi
  • Patent number: 10253946
    Abstract: Techniques to reduce light dissipation (e.g., light bleed) for electronic device assemblies. According to one embodiment, the techniques include forming a housing for a device from a plastic material. The housing defines an area of permissible light transmission from an interior portion of the housing through an exterior portion of the housing to provide one or more visual notifications for the device. The techniques further include forming a light dissipation layer from the plastic material proximate the area of permissible light transmission to inhibit light propagation through the housing outside the area of permissible light transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth Spiel, Matthew Cho
  • Patent number: 10253931
    Abstract: An LED filament light including a bulb, a support bar, at least two electrode wires and at least two LED filament strips. Each LED filament strip including a base, an LED chip is set on the base and an electrode chip is fixed at both ends of the base. One end of the electrode chip is electrically connected with an LED chip on the base, the other end of the electrode chip is electrically connected with an electrode chip of another LED filament or electrically connected to one end of the electrode wires so that the support bar is fixed to the bulb, and the other end is connected with at least one. As the support bar is set to replace the existing LED filament light core and metal wire, and creatively the LED filament electrode chips directly is connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Minghao Wu, Yanzeng Gao, Feng Wu, Fuwen Li
  • Patent number: 10222047
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heat sink (1) for cooling a heat source, the heat sink comprising a heat distributor (12) comprising a 3-dimensional body with a side wall (13) arranged around a main axis (14), and a plurality of plates (11) coupled to and extending from the side wall, each of the plurality of plates being curved in a cross section perpendicular to the main axis, wherein the plates are twisted along the main axis (14) of the heat distributor. The present invention solves the excessive fin length issue that is needed for higher values of the external diameter vs. the internal diameter of the fins section. The fins have curvature in all directions, which is referred to as double curvature. This double curvature is the result of two curving of each fin in a radial direction and twisting of the fins along the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Simon Eme Kadijk, Dirk Gehrels
  • Patent number: 10225933
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the organic light emitting diode (1) comprises a carrier substrate (2) having an organic layer stack for producing light. The organic light emitting diode (1) is electrically connectable via at least one connector (3) as intended. The connector (3) has two main sides (32) situated opposite one another that each have at least two electrical contact pads (31) of the connector (3) located on them. As seen in a cross section perpendicular to the main sides (32) and perpendicular to an insertion direction (x) of the connector (3), the contact pads (31) are arranged both geometrically and with electrical point symmetry, so that incorrect-polarity protection against incorrect electrical connection of the organic light emitting diode (1) is attained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GMBH
    Inventors: Erwin Lang, Heiko Heppner
  • Patent number: 10222052
    Abstract: A linear LED lighting fixture includes an elongated housing having a plurality of LEDs and a light transmissive cover. An interior end cap is attached to an end of the housing. An exterior end cap is attached to the interior end cap to form a junction box therebetween. Waterproof seals are formed between the housing and the junction box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Zorak Ter-Hovhannisyan
  • Patent number: 10222010
    Abstract: A lighting device comprising a carrier board and an array of lighting elements mounted on the carrier board. The carrier board has a generally spiral shape and the carrier board can be tessellated with one or more identical other carrier boards with windings interleaved with each other. This enables multiple carrier boards to be formed from a single substrate with little or no waste of material. Different designs enable two, four or even more different identical carried board shapes to be tessellated together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Michel Cornelis Josephus Marie Vissenberg, Anna Wilhelmina Maria Wondergem-De Best
  • Patent number: 10222045
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes a transparent sheet, a grid casing, a printed circuit board (PCB), liquid sealant, and a lid. The transparent sheet covers on a top of the grid casing. The PCB is located between the grid casing and the lid. The grid casing has a surrounding portion and a grille portion. The lid covers a bottom of the grille portion and secures the PCB. A sealed room is formed in the grille portion and enclosed by the transparent sheet, the grid casing and the lid. The surrounding portion has a feeding channel communicating with the grille portion. The liquid sealant is fed into the sealed room through the feeding channel. The feeding channel is finally closed to seal the liquid sealant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Feng Li
  • Patent number: 10222043
    Abstract: A illuminated ornament assembly for celebrating festive occasions includes housing that may be displayed for ornamental purposes. A light emitting array is positioned in the housing to emit light outwardly therefrom. The light emitting array emits light in a plurality of pre-determined patterns and colors. A connector is hingedly coupled to the housing. The connector is electrically coupled to the light emitting array and the connector is electrically coupled to a power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Jeffrey Pipitone
  • Patent number: 10216054
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a liquid crystal display panel and a backlight device. The backlight device includes a light guide plate opposed to the back surface of the liquid crystal display panel, and light sources opposed to a light incident surface of the light guide plate. The light guide plate includes divided light guide plates, each having a first main surface, a second main surface, the light incident surface, and side surfaces cross to the main surface and the light incident surface, and an adhesive member connecting the side surfaces of the divided light guide plates to each other and having optical properties different from optical properties of the divided light guide plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Takashi Ota
  • Patent number: 10208501
    Abstract: A lamp-equipped tent shelf, comprising a shelf, an LED lighting assembly, and a plurality of hooks is provided. The hooks are connected to the shelf. The LED lighting assembly is disposed on the shelf. The LED assembly comprises a power source, an LED light source and a switch. The LED light source is connected to the power source and the switch control the LED light source to turn on and off. The tent shelf can be hung directly to the tent frame and serves as an illumination source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Xiamen Innovation Metal Products Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Juyoung Jin
  • Patent number: 10208942
    Abstract: A light source unit includes a heat-dissipation member having positive expansibility that volume is expanded with an increase in temperature, the heat-dissipation member having a through-hole, a heating component having a heating component body and a pin terminal, the heating component body fixed to the heat-dissipation member in one opening side of the through-hole, the pin terminal connected to the heating component body, and inserted through the through hole and protruding from the other opening side of the through-hole of the heat-dissipation member a substrate fixed to the heat-dissipation member in the other opening side of the through-hole and having a wiring connected to the pin terminal, and a buffering member having negative thermal-expansibility that volume is contracted with an increase in temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Takayuki Yagi
  • Patent number: 10207380
    Abstract: A power tool (e.g., a pneumatic tool) includes a tool housing, a motor disposed in the tool housing, and a switch coupled to the tool housing and configured to control operation of the motor. A light unit includes a light unit housing removably coupleable to the tool housing. The light unit includes a light disposed in the light unit housing, a controller, and a sensor. The sensor is configured to sense actuation of the switch, and the controller is configured to cause the light to turn on when the sensor senses that the switch is actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Ross A. Billings, David Beers, Andrew Birkel, Daniel Amos Odean Hegarty, Floyd E. Moreland, David Muti, Sandip Patel, Kevin Wang
  • Patent number: 10203097
    Abstract: The invention provides a multi-channel plate (100) comprising (i) a plurality of parallel arranged channels (1) and (ii) at least a light source (10) configured to provide light source light (11), wherein a first channel (110) includes a light transmissive part (12), wherein the light source (10) is configured to provide light source light (11) downstream from the light transmissive part (12) and external from the first channel (110) as a first lighting function, and wherein the multi-channel plate (100) includes a second channel (120), configured to provide an additional function different from said first lighting function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: Rick Gerardus Nijkamp, Durandus Kornelius Dijken, Ties Van Bommel, Johannes Petrus Maria Ansems, Ludovicus Johannes Lambertus Haenen, Rifat Ata Mustafa Hikmet
  • Patent number: 10197254
    Abstract: A ceiling grid system formed of struts has a plurality of elongate insert light units. The grid system suspended from the ceiling and comprising a multiplicity of steel elongate channels (struts) arranged in the grid. The channels having a downwardly directed U-shape and defining an opening and an open channel interior, the channel having opposing J-shaped wall portions, each wall portion with an inwardly directed curved lip portion defining a gap width therebetween the two wall portions. The elongate insert light units seated within one of the steel elongate channels, each insert light unit having an elongate body with a light emitting side, each insert light unit comprising a housing, and a strip of light emitting diodes, and a transmission portion at the light emitting side, the body retained in the interior of the channel, each light unit removable and replaceable with the respective channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Walthill Opportunities, L.L.C.
    Inventors: William Todd Crandell, Benjamin S. Arriola
  • Patent number: 10189523
    Abstract: There is described a handlebar mountable bicycle light for fitting to a bicycle handlebar (3) between brake levers (4). The bicycle light comprises an upper cover (5) and a lower cover (6) which are preferably made from injection molded plastics and of a clam shell type arrangement able to receive handlebar (3) and rigidly retain light pipe assembly (7) with cover screws (8). Lower cover (6) contains an aperture (14) through which the handlebar stem (9) extends. The light pipe assembly (7) comprises a transparent rod-like light pipe (18) with LEDs (26) mounted at each end of the light pipe (18). The light pipe assembly 7 further includes heat sinks (24) to draw heat away from the LEDs (26). The arrangement is such that when the bicycle light is mounted to the handlebar, the heat sinks (24) are in contact with the handlebar so that heat from the LEDs may be conducted via the heat sinks (24) to the handlebar material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Karbon Kinetics Limited
    Inventors: Richard Brian Thorpe, Peter Angiolini
  • Patent number: 10190747
    Abstract: An optic configured to create an asymmetric pattern of illumination includes a cavity defined by a sidewall. The cavity is oriented to receive light emitted by a light source that is disposed adjacent a light source receiving end of the cavity. Further, the optic includes a totally internally reflective surface that extends circumferentially about the sidewall and is tapered, so as to reflect emitted light that passes through the sidewall of the cavity and into a body of the optic. The totally internally reflective surface can have a form that is different on opposing sides of the cavity. Furthermore, the optic includes a convex surface that is disposed at a light emitting end of the sidewall to condense, focus, or collimate emitted light from the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin Charles Broughton, Orestes Orbe