Patents Examined by Mark Tsidulko
  • Patent number: 10234129
    Abstract: A modular street lighting system comprising an attachment structure, power circuitry positioned, a support structure, and a lighting component comprising a body member comprising a light source housing section and a center component, the center component comprising a plurality of vertically-oriented heat dissipating structures, a circuit housing, circuitry, a rear attachment section, a lighting element in thermal communication, and an optic positioned within the light source housing section. The circuitry is configured to provide power for and control the operation of the lighting element. The lighting element is configured to emit light in the direction of the optic. The optic is configured to reflect light so as to be emitted by the lighting component. The plurality of heat dissipating structures are positioned in thermal communication with the back wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Andrew Oostdyk, Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Matthew Regan, Ran Zhou, Addy S. Widjaja, Raymond Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10203100
    Abstract: A modular lighting system for providing light in various areas includes one or more canopies, a set of buses, a set of hangers for supporting the bars from canopies and, optionally other supports, a set of pendants with light emitting elements and a set of hangers for supporting the pendants from the bars. The bars include two segments with conductive rails disposed or imbedded in their inner surfaces. The hangers have one or two rods and bases shaped and sized for mounting on the bars with the rods contacting the conductive rails. The hangers and bars cooperate to allow the hangers to be placed anywhere along the bars. The pendants and hangers may be sized and shaped so that the pendants trapped the ends of the hangers forming a supporting mechanical interlock therebetween. Pendants can be hanged on the bars singly, or in clusters. In this manner systems can be formed easily and quickly to achieve systems having various esthetic and utilitarian configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Robert A. Sonneman
  • Patent number: 10168470
    Abstract: A planar lighting device includes: a plurality of point light sources; a circuit board provided with the point light sources; a light guide plate including an end surface along which the point light sources are disposed in a facing manner and a surface to which a portion of a front end of the circuit board is fixed; and a fixing member that fixes the circuit board to the light guide plate. The fixing member includes: a plurality of small-piece double-sided adhesive members; and a single-sided adhesive member that integrates the plurality of small-piece double-sided adhesive members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: MINEBEA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ippei Kusunoki
  • Patent number: 10151465
    Abstract: A modular lighting system for providing light in various areas includes one or more canopies, a set of bars, a set of hangers for supporting the bars from canopies and, optionally other supports, a set of pendants with light emitting elements and a set of hangers for supporting the pendants from the bars. The bars include two segments with conductive rails disposed or imbedded in their inner surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Contemporary Visions, LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Sonneman
  • Patent number: 10087627
    Abstract: There is provided a light-emitting acoustic panel that may be mounted in a ceiling. The light-emitting acoustic panel comprises a sound-absorbing layer and a light-transmissive layer arranged in parallel such that a space is formed in-between. In the space a light source and a reflector are arranged such that light emitted by the light source is redirected by the reflector and emitted towards a reflective side of the sound-absorbing layer. There is further a duct arranged through the light-emitting acoustic panel. In the duct, devices providing functionalities such as sensing, sound, lighting may be arranged. The outer surface of the duct, facing the space between the sound-absorbing layer and the light-transmissive layer comprises a specularly reflective surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Silvia Maria Booij, Ronald Cornelis De Gier
  • Patent number: 10082266
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp 10 includes a lamp body 11, a sealing material 42, and a lens member 12 and a leg portion 41. A groove portion 31 is formed in the lamp body 11. The sealing material 42 is filled in the groove portion 31. The leg portion 41 is provided on the lens member 12. The leg portion 41 is inserted into the groove portion 31 to thereby fix the lamp body 11 and the lens member 12 together via the seal material 42. A narrow portion 51 is provided at a bottom side of the groove portion 31 and a wide portion 52 is provided at an opening 35 side of the groove portion 31. A gap of the wide portion 52 is wider than the gap of the narrow portion 51. The amount of sealing material 42 used in vehicle lamp 10 is limited while ensuring an easy assemblage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Kosugi, Michihiko Suzuki, Tetsuya Kataoka, Tamaaki Sugiura
  • Patent number: 10060609
    Abstract: A modular lighting system for providing light in various areas includes one or more canopies, a set of bars, a set of hangers for supporting the bars from canopies and, optionally other supports, a set of pendants with light emitting elements and a set of hangers for supporting the pendants from the bars. The bars include two segments with conductive rails disposed or imbedded in their inner surfaces. The hangers have one or two rods and bases shaped and sized for mounting on the bars with the rods contacting the conductive rails. The hangers and bars cooperate to allow the hangers to be placed anywhere along the bars. Pendants can be hanged on the bars singly, or in clusters. In this manner systems can be formed easily and quickly to achieve systems having various esthetic and utilitarian configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY VISIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Sonneman
  • Patent number: 10048431
    Abstract: Provided are a light guide member, a lighting apparatus including the light guide member, and a method of fabricating the light guide member. The light guide member comprises: a body, which is formed as a transparent plate, including a first surface and a second surface facing the first surface; and a plurality of dimple type optical controllers formed beneath at least one of the first surface and the second surface and having reflective surfaces that reflect light proceeding between the first and second surfaces of the body toward at least one of the first and second surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hong-seok Lee, Hoon Song, Jun-bo Yoon, Joo-hyung Lee
  • Patent number: 10036541
    Abstract: A modular lighting system for providing light in various areas includes one or more canopies, a set of buses, a set of hangers for supporting the bars from canopies and, optionally other supports, a set of pendants with light emitting elements and a set of hangers for supporting the pendants from the bars. The bars include two segments with conductive rails disposed or imbedded in their inner surfaces. The hangers have one or two rods and bases shaped and sized for mounting on the bars with the rods contacting the conductive rails. A canopy with ferrules is used to attach the system to the ceiling or other structural surface. The canopy includes a cup and ferrules extending through the cup wall and supporting hangers attached thereto. The ferrules further provide electric power to the hangers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY VISIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Sonneman
  • Patent number: 10018339
    Abstract: A modular lighting system for providing light in various areas includes one or more canopies, a set of buses, a set of hangers for supporting the bars from canopies and, optionally other supports, a set of pendants with light emitting elements and a set of hangers for supporting the pendants from the bars. The bars include two segments with conductive rails disposed or imbedded in their inner surfaces. The hangers have one or two rods and bases shaped and sized for mounting on the bars with the rods contacting the conductive rails. The hangers and bars cooperate to allow the hangers to be placed anywhere along the bars. Pendants can be hanged on the bars singly, or in clusters. In this manner systems can be formed easily and quickly to achieve systems having various esthetic and utilitarian configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Robert A. Sonneman
  • Patent number: 9951937
    Abstract: A lighting device and a lighting device assembling and disassembling method complying with safety regulations are provided. The lighting device includes a main body, a circuit module, a fixing module, and a backside plate. The backside plate includes a first electric connection slot corresponding to the fixing module and a second electric connection slot corresponding to a first electric connection part of the circuit module. In the assembling process, the fixing module is initially connected with the first electric connection slot, and the electric connection between these two components is established. While the fixing module is connected with the first electric connection slot, the electric connection between the first electric connection part and the second electric connection slot is established. Afterwards, the fixing module and the first electric connection slot are structurally connected with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: LIVINGSTYLE ENTERPRISES LIMITED
    Inventor: Ming-Yun Chen
  • Patent number: 9885455
    Abstract: The vehicle lamp of the present disclosure includes a substrate, a heat dissipating member, a reflector, and a fastening member. The reflector includes a boss portion that protrudes toward the heat dissipating member side and includes a fastening hole. The substrate includes a first opening. The heat dissipating member is in contact with the substrate to be thermally conductive with the substrate and includes a first portion that includes a second opening, a second portion that is more spaced apart from the reflector than the first portion to include an insertion hole and a fastening seat surface, and a connecting portion that connects the first portion and the second portion to each other. The boss portion passes through the first opening and the second opening and abuts to the second portion such that the fastening hole and the insertion hole overlap with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ippei Yamamoto, Tatsuhiko Harada, Yuji Yasuda
  • Patent number: 9879845
    Abstract: A modular lighting system for providing light in various areas includes one or more canopies, a set of buses, a set of hangers for supporting the bars from canopies and, optionally other supports, a set of pendants with light emitting elements and a set of hangers for supporting the pendants from the bars. The bars include two segments with conductive rails disposed or imbedded in their inner surfaces. The hangers have one or two rods and bases shaped and sized for mounting on the bars with the rods contacting the conductive rails. The hangers and bars cooperate to allow the hangers to be placed anywhere along the bars. Pendants can be hanged on the bars singly, or in clusters. In this manner systems can be formed easily and quickly to achieve systems having various esthetic and utilitarian configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Robert A. Sonneman
  • Patent number: 9863607
    Abstract: An optical system for a stage lamp wherein the optical system comprises: a light source, a light condensing device, an effect component, a lens, a multi-reflector optical component fixed on an upper portion of the lens, a light emitted by the light source being reflected by the light condensing device and converged to form a main light beam along a transmission direction of the light, the main light beam sequentially passing through the effect component and the lens and being reflected by the multi-reflector optical component; wherein the multi-reflector optical component is provided with at least three reflective mirrors, and is connected to a at least three-stage linkage mechanism which is capable of driving the multi-reflector optical component, and achieving a three-dimensional dynamic light spot effect. When the optical system according to the present invention is applied to the stage lamp, one lamp simultaneously presenting a plurality of same dynamic spot effects is implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU HAOYANG ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weikai Jiang
  • Patent number: 9851058
    Abstract: Various embodiments may relate to a lighting module, including a first printed circuit board, on which at least one light source is arranged, a covering element, which at least partially covers the first printed circuit board, and a second printed circuit board, on which at least one electronic component is arranged, wherein the second printed circuit board is fastened to the covering element and is electrically connected to the first printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Preuschl, Guenter Hoetzl, Peter Sachsenweger
  • Patent number: 9777899
    Abstract: A plurality of lighting pendants and a distributor are arranged in a cluster and hung vertically. The distributor includes a plurality of sockets, one socket being connected to a hanger for receiving power and the remaining sockets being connected to the pendants to support the pendants and to provide power thereto. The pendants include parallel rods terminating in rod ends that slide into the respective sockets and then are attached to the distributor using set screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventor: Robert A. Sonneman
  • Patent number: 9746150
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lamp unit (1) for a headlight, in particular a motor vehicle headlight, the lamp unit (1) comprising multiple light sources (2), a light guide unit (3), and a downstream projector lens (4), the light guide unit (3) having multiple light guides (30), each light guide (30) having one light decoupling surface (30a) and one light coupling surface (30b), and each light source (2) coupling light exactly into a light guide (30) assigned to it through a light coupling surface (30b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: ZKW GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Friedrich Bauer, Erik Pirringer, Udo Maier
  • Patent number: 9746165
    Abstract: The invention is illumination gear that has a strap pad slidably mounted on a strap. A battery-operated lamp is mounted on the strap pad. The strap pad with lamp may be adjusted anywhere along the strap, so as to adjust the position of the lamp to a desired height. The illumination gear may be constructed as a harness, as a vest, or as a set of suspenders. Anchor straps may be provided on the vest or the harness, to secure the straps to belt loops on a trouser waistband or to another garment, to prevent the illumination gear from riding up or shifting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas Ritter, Christopher Ritter
  • Patent number: 9739455
    Abstract: An LED light engine includes a housing, one or more LEDs mounted on a printed circuit board and a retention feature engaged with the housing. The retention feature includes one or more of a torsion spring and a friction clip and is configured to engage an inside wall of a recessed lighting can, thereby retaining the LED light engine within the can. The LED light engine may also include a reflector and a lens retained within the housing, with the housing, reflector and lens forming a sealed chamber for protecting the LED components from external environmental conditions. Methods for retrofitting an existing recessed downlight fixture with an LED light engine include removing the existing light engine from the recessed lighting can and inserting an LED light engine into the can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Yan Rodriguez, Leslie Charles King, Jorge Santos, Michael Bruce
  • Patent number: 9691572
    Abstract: Disclosed is key button (4) that includes a display surface on which character section (A) is formed, and a side face extending in a direction to intersect the display surface. The key button further includes transmission section (6) made of a light transmissive material, which constitutes the display surface and the side face, and shielding section (7) made of a light shielding material, which covers only a part of transmission section (6) other than character section (A) of the display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: NEC Platforms, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tadamine Toh