Patents Examined by Laura Tso
  • Patent number: 10185070
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a light source device includes a light source element including a first light emitting element which emits light of a first wavelength and a second light emitting element which emits light of a second wavelength, a first wavelength conversion material which is excited by the light from the first light emitting element to emit light of a third wavelength, and a second wavelength conversion material which is excited by the light from the second light emitting element to emit light of a fourth wavelength, wherein cyan light produced by the light emission of the first light emitting element and magenta light produced by the light emission of the second light emitting element are emitted from the same light emitting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Susumu Kimura, Tsutomu Harada, Akira Sakaigawa
  • Patent number: 10184634
    Abstract: A headlamp including a matrix static bending lights (SBL) optical system, which enables light to be turned on/off. The headlamp includes a headlamp body installed in a front region of a vehicle and including a main optical system for irradiating light, corresponding to one of a low beam headlight, a high beam headlight, and a glare free high beam (GFHB) headlight, onto the front of the vehicle, a reflective structure disposed on one side surface of the inside of a housing of the headlamp body with respect to a direction intersecting an installation reference direction of the main optical system and including a plurality of reflective surfaces, and a light source unit disposed apart from the reflective structure and including a plurality of light source chips that target at a reflective surface of the reflective structure and irradiate light onto the targeted reflective surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyung Rok Shim
  • Patent number: 10180521
    Abstract: An LED luminaire comprising: at least one directional light-emitting element configured to emit directional light from the luminaire; at least one nondirectional light-emitting element configured to emit non-directional light from the luminaire, the at least one nondirectional light-emitting element being optically coupled to the at least one directional light-emitting element; and at least one LED light source for emitting light and being optically coupled to at least one of the at least one directional light-emitting element or the at least one nondirectional light-emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignees: SORAA, INC., AXIS LIGHTING INC.
    Inventors: Jeffery Robert Parker, Frank Shum, Yupin Sun, Don Peifer, Howard Yaphe, Giuseppe Caluori, Andrew Miles, Alejandro Mier-Langner
  • Patent number: 10180224
    Abstract: In described examples, a DMD includes micromirrors. A first light source generates a first beam profile illuminating a first set of micromirrors of the DMD. A second light source generates a second beam profile illuminating a second set of micromirrors of the DMD. The first and second beam profiles partially overlap on at least some micromirrors of the DMD. The first light source is source-modulated independently of the second light source for adjusting power and brightness in response to a sensed driving condition. The micromirrors of the DMD are modulated in response to the sensed driving condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Vikrant R. Bhakta
  • Patent number: 10180218
    Abstract: A lighting arrangement has a housing having an interior and a light outlet region, and at least one light-providing device. The light-providing device is configured such that it can be arranged within the interior to emit light during operation through the light outlet region to the outside. The light-providing device can be coupled to the housing and can be freely positioned at least within one region of the interior. A second lighting arrangement has a housing having an interior and a light outlet region, the housing having an opening, which is set up to guide at least one line through the opening out of the interior. The second lighting arrangement has at least one brush, which is provided with hairs or fibers or bristles, which are arranged in the opening and/or cover the opening at least in portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: H4X e.U.
    Inventor: Andreas Hierzer
  • Patent number: 10174928
    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: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takayuki Yagi
  • Patent number: 10174914
    Abstract: A light-emitting-element mounting substrate according to the present invention includes a substrate, a mount portion for mounting a light emitting element on a main surface of the substrate, and a resin frame surrounding the mount portion in plan view and to be in contact with an encapsulant for encapsulating the light emitting element to be mounted. The resin frame includes a recess in a main surface thereof, the recess surrounding the mount portion in plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kawagoe, Masataka Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10174930
    Abstract: Lighting modules and systems including a heat sink are generally disclosed. The exemplary embodiments include a lighting module having a light emitting diode (LED) board including at least one LED, a heat sink in thermal communication with the LED board for dissipating heat generated by at least the LED board, and a separate component board that is thermally insulated from the LED board and may include, for example, an LED driver, a power management component, a power conversion component, an LED control component, and a dimming component. At least one of the LED board and component board may be a printed circuit board (PCB).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Gooee Limited
    Inventor: Andrew Johnson
  • Patent number: 10174900
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus for vehicles with a number of semiconductor-based light sources and a projection device for generating the specified light distribution with a cut-off line. The projection device features a correction device with at least two lenses. The surface of at least one of the lenses is designed as a diffractive lens surface for achromatization in a visible wavelength range. The two lenses are made from different lens materials. The surfaces of at least two lenses are designed as refractive lens surfaces that have their optical power calculated based on a temperature range and/or expansion coefficient of the lens material of at least two lenses such that adding the optical power of the lenses yields a predefined total optical power of the correction device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Michael Schöne
  • Patent number: 10174913
    Abstract: A lighting arrangement can include a luminaire and a first plurality of spring arms. The luminaire can include a housing assembly and a light emitter portion at least partially enclosing the light emitter portion. The first plurality of spring arms can each be engageable with the luminaire and extend from a respective base end to a respective distal end. The base ends can be positioned closer to the housing assembly than the distal ends. Each of the first plurality of spring arms can extend vertically upward and away from the housing assembly along the axis such that the base ends are vertically lower than the distal ends. Each of the first plurality of spring arms can extend along a torturous path and be cantilevered off of the housing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventors: Dave Boulanger, Maciej Nowakowski
  • Patent number: 10168013
    Abstract: A light module of a headlamp includes several laser emitters, several collimators, a light circulating device, a liquid crystal panel, and a projection lens in sequence. The light circulating device includes a filter, a first polarizer, a first reflector, a wavelength transforming layer, a second reflector, and a second polarizer to convert laser rays of the laser emitters into white laser rays with a predetermined polarization for the liquid crystal panel, and finally to project out through the projection lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Tan De Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsung Hsien Li, Chung Chiang Pan, Cheng Chih Lai, Chao Pai Lee
  • Patent number: 10161602
    Abstract: An illuminating device is disclosed including a lower base having a plurality of lower pivot receivers. An upper base has a plurality of upper pivot receivers. A plurality of rods are pivotably coupled to the lower base and the upper base. The plurality of rods convert between a general linear configuration and a general arcuate configuration upon converging the lower base with the upper base. The first rod and the second rod convert between the general arcuate configuration and the general linear configuration upon diverging the lower base with the upper base. A lock extends between the lower base and the upper base for terminating displacement of the lower base relative to the upper base. A plurality of illuminating devices are coupled to the plurality of rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Stephen P. Bleile
  • Patent number: 10164390
    Abstract: A connecting terminal free of dark spots for a light strip, comprising a bracket, wherein the bracket is fixedly provided with two pin groups, each pin group comprises at least two pins, the pins in each pin group are in communication with each other, the pin is made of a conducting material; a light using the connecting terminal free of dark spots for light strip comprises a plurality of light strips and said connecting terminal, the light strip are provided with two connecting jacks at both ends thereof, each connecting jack is connected with one of the pins in each corresponding pin group. The connecting terminal employing the above structure is convenient and rapid; thus realizing the connection free of dark spots of the light strip. The installation is also very convenient. Therefore, the structure is simple and useful, with remarkable technical effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OML TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Peiliang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10162101
    Abstract: A backlight module includes a bottom plate, and a fixing element which is fixed at one side of the bottom plate and used for fixing a quantum tube. The fixing element includes a bottom wall, and a first lateral wall, a second lateral wall, and a third lateral wall which extend upwards from a first end, a second end, and a third end of the bottom wall respectively. The first lateral wall and the second lateral wall are arranged facing each other. The quantum tube is fixed in an accommodating space that is formed by the bottom, the first lateral, the second lateral, and the third lateral walls. In the backlight module, since the quantum tube is fixed in a stable manner, a structural reliability of the backlight module can be ensured, and a high color gamut of the backlight module can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignees: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Gege Zhou
  • Patent number: 10161572
    Abstract: A lighting configuration for providing improved vision acuity includes a first light source emitting light having a first wavelength peak in the range from 500 to 530 nm; a second light source emitting light having a second wavelength peak in the range from 600 to 640 nm; and a third light source emitting light having a third wavelength peak in the range from 440 to 460 nm. The radiated power at 555 nm is less than 15% of the radiated power at the wavelength of the second wavelength peak. The light configurations are characterized by an S/P ratio between 2 and 5. Optionally the radiated power at 480 nm is at least 20% of the second wavelength peak. The light sources used in the lighting configuration can be LEDs, preferably LEDs that are substantially free of a color conversion layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: GEMEX CONSULTANCY B.V.
    Inventor: Johannes Otto Rooijmans
  • Patent number: 10161575
    Abstract: A lamp (10) for replacement of a HPS or HID lamp, is disclosed that comprises a support element (13) including a mounting shaft (15) extending therefrom, said mounting shaft being substantially parallel and having lateral displacement relative to a central axis of the lamp and a plurality of modules (20) each comprising a heat spreading element (23) wherein at least one module is mounted on the mounting shaft and is rotatable about the mounting shaft such that said at least one module can be pivoted between a first orientation in which the modules cooperate to define a closed structure; and a second orientation in which the at least one module is pivoted away from at least one neighboring module to define an opened structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Yan Xiong, Lin Wang, Chuan Yuan, Qianying Dai, Hao Jiang
  • Patent number: 10162218
    Abstract: A backlight includes a front and back reflector forming a light recycling cavity and one or more light source members disposed to emit light into the light recycling cavity. The front reflector being partially reflective to provide an output illumination area. The front reflector has a blue sloped transmission spectra, at normal incidence with a range among bin values from 15% to 100%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Timothy J. Nevitt, Michael F. Weber, John A. Wheatley, Matthew E. Sousa, Tao Liu
  • Patent number: 10151430
    Abstract: An LED light bulb including a heat sink, an LED light board on a first end of the heat sink, a light-transmissive cover, and a power source drive module on a second end of the heat sink opposite to the first end. The LED light board includes a substrate and a plurality of LED lights on the substrate. The light-transmissive cover includes a cover body and a series of hooks on an edge of the cover body. The hooks are configured to detachably engage the LED light board or the heat sink to attach the light-transmissive cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Gardenia Industrial Limited
    Inventor: Zhu Shi
  • Patent number: 10145524
    Abstract: An automated luminaire with dual over-sized graphic wheels that can be inserted and positioned into or out of the light path of the luminaire together as a unit and each graphic wheel can be rotated independent of the other wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Robe Lighting s.r.o
    Inventors: Pavel Jurik, Josef Valchar
  • Patent number: 10145145
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an illumination element for a vehicle. The illumination element comprises an outer trim part, illumination means, and a transparent cover arrangement between the trim part and the illumination means. The disclosure also relates to a vehicle comprising at least one such illumination element, and a control element for a device for opening or unlocking a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gerd Buschmann, Thomas Metzner, Markus Klameth