Patents Examined by Mark Tsidulko
  • Patent number: 8545090
    Abstract: An LED night light with interchangeable display unit can be separated from the base when a predetermined force is applies to reduce the chance that the prong device will be damaged by pulling, pushing, or twisting. The display unit may have a built-in or separate input-end to accommodate a receptacle means of the base. An LED related circuit, prong means and other control device may be disposed in the base or incorporated with a sealed-unit to cause the light beam to be seen by a viewer through the display area and provide a dedicated artwork, design, motion liquid, and/or dimensional colored image for illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 8511857
    Abstract: A light source includes first to nth light emitting modules (n is a natural number that is two or more than two) each having a plurality of light emitting elements and connectors that are electrically connected to the light emitting elements. The connector of the first light emitting module is disposed near an angular point (hereinafter, referred to as “rotational central point”) of a region defining the first light emitting module. The light emitting elements and connector of the ith light emitting module has a layout structure defined by a clockwise or counter-clockwise rotation of the light emitting elements and connectors of the first light emitting module by an angle (i?1)/n×360° about the rotational central point, wherein i is a natural number which satisfies 2?i?n.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyeong Won Yun, Joong El Ghim, Won Gi Lee, Chang Hoon Baek, Kil Yoan Chung
  • Patent number: 8511878
    Abstract: A light emitting device is provided, comprising a light guide plate (100) and at least one light emitting diode (110). An array of mutually spaced apart reflective surface elements (103, 103?) is arranged between said back surface (102) and said front surface (103). The reflective surface elements (103, 103?) are non-parallel relative to said back surface (101) and front surface (102), and have a front side (104) facing said front surface (102) and a back side (105) facing said back surface (101). The back surface (105) of a reflective surface element (103) faces the front surface (104) of an adjacent reflective surface element (103?). The at least one light emitting diode (110) is arranged to emit light into a region (111) between two adjacent ones of said reflective surface elements (103, 103?). Since the reflective surface elements are located within the light guide, both the back surface and the front surface of the light guide plate may be made flat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Michel Cornelis Josephus Marie Vissenberg, Willem Lubertus Ijzerman
  • Patent number: 8506117
    Abstract: An LED illumination device includes a polygonal reflector and a plurality of LEDs received in the reflector. The reflector includes multiple sidewalls connecting with each other. Each LED is located adjacent to at least one corresponding neighboring sidewall. The polygonal reflector can have a shape of a square, a rectangle, an octagon etc. Light generated by the LEDs has at least a part reflected by the reflector to radiate out of the LED illumination device upwardly. The LED is a top view LED. A top of an LED die of the LED is no higher than a bottom of the sidewalls of the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Foxsemicon Integrated Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Pei-Yuan Hung, Chih-Ming Lai
  • Patent number: 8496356
    Abstract: A high-intensity light source is formed by a micro array of a semiconductor light source such as a LEDs, laser diodes, or VCSEL placed densely on a liquid or gas cooled thermally conductive substrate. The semiconductor devices are typically attached by a joining process to electrically conductive patterns on the substrate, and driven by a microprocessor controlled power supply. An optic element is placed over the micro array to achieve improved directionality, intensity, and/or spectral purity of the output beam. The light module may be used for such processes as, for example, fluorescence, inspection and measurement, photopolymerzation, ionization, sterilization, debris removal, and other photochemical processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Phoseon Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Owen, Tom McNeil, Francois Vlach
  • Patent number: 8491157
    Abstract: To provide a method for manufacturing a plurality of types of illuminating devices having different specifications while reducing cost. A substrate includes a common flexible portion and a plurality of units bendable with respect to the common portion, where the common portion includes a pad that is extended in the horizontal direction in the plane of the drawing and that is arranged for every predefined interval. In the present manufacturing method, a substrate piece is created by cutting the substrate mounted with the light emitting element in a first direction, the common portion in the substrate piece is formed according to the illuminating device to be manufactured, the relative position of the individual portion with respect to the formed common portion is respectively positioned, and the wiring for supplying power to the pad in the substrate piece is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Oba, Naoki Nishimori, Akira Matsui, Nobuharu Ishikawa, Yoshihiro Yamashita, Takahiro Suga, Kosuke Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 8454198
    Abstract: A stringed light set having a pair of conductors for supplying electricity and at least one light electrically connected to the conductors for receiving electricity and providing luminance. The at least one light being adapted to move between a use position and a storage position relative to the conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Christine A. Garrett
  • Patent number: 8419204
    Abstract: A ring has a sphere on a band and is worn on the finger of a sports fan. An electrical circuit includes a power source and two LEDs. An antenna allows the ring circuit to receive signals sent wirelessly. A three position switch changes the settings of the circuit. When the switch is in a middle position, the ring is disconnected from its power source. When the switch is in one or the other of the other two positions, the wireless receiver components can receive signals from a transmitting unit. The ring is preferably worn by a sports fan at a sporting event, and upon switching the switch to the position associated with the team the fan supports, the ring can receive signals. Signals will be transmitted from the transmitting unit, and will cause the ring to flash the LED. Rings worn by fans flash in support of the fans' team.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Grover M. Hermann, II
  • Patent number: 8360625
    Abstract: A vehicle headlamp is provided with: a frame; a lamp unit, which includes a first and a second connection sections and, which is rotatable with respect to the frame; a slider connected to first connection section and which is supported on the frame so as to be movable in a front-rear direction; a rotor connected to the second connection section and which is supported on the frame so as to be turnable in a horizontal direction; a drive operation section for moving the slider in the front-rear direction; and a rotation operation section for turning the rotor in the horizontal direction. The first connection section and the second connection section are positioned so as to be separated from each other substantially in the up-down direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Shibata, Kazutami Oishi, Masahiro Kusagaya, Tatsuhiro Terada, Kouji Magoori
  • Patent number: 8342707
    Abstract: A multi-wavelength light-emitting module that includes a PCB, a drive IC structure, a conductive structure, a multi-wavelength LED array set, a plurality of conductive elements, and an optical amplifier structure. The PCB has at least one input/output pad. The drive IC structure is disposed on the PCB and having at least one concave groove formed on top surface thereof. The conductive structure is electrically connected between the drive IC structure and the at least one input/output pad. The multi-wavelength LED array set is received in the at least one concave groove. The conductive elements are electrically connected between drive IC structure and the multi-wavelength LED array set, respectively. The optical amplifier structure is disposed over the multi-wavelength LED array set for receiving light sources from the multi-wavelength LED array set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignees: Universal Scientific Industrial (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Universal Global Scientific Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming-Che Wu
  • Patent number: 8322890
    Abstract: A light module has at least one light source mounted on a base, especially an LED, a housing to accommodate the base, an electrical connection element for power supply of at least one light source. An outer line of the connection element is formed by the housing, and an inner line, especially center line, of the connection element, which is at least partially enclosed by the outer line, contacts the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Osram AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Pabst, Robert Kraus
  • Patent number: 8246229
    Abstract: A master/museum picture frame containing integral lighting and a light director (FIG. 1) in accordance with Snell's law of Total Internal Reflection and Refraction By a Prism. Said lights, wired in series with a resistance wire parallel to the filament on the lights dumet, in accordance with the Shunt Theory, such that if one light burns out the remainder remain lighted, to present the artwork in the most favorable manner for the longest period of time when viewed in a depreciating environment. The master/museum frame is interchangeable, both forward and backward, with the capability of being used as a lighted frame or an unlighted frame by substituting a spacer in place of the light director and vice versa as shown in FIG. 3 and FIG. 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Stephen Hilary Silder
  • Patent number: 8240884
    Abstract: The module structure of the LED light and radiator comprises a cover and a light module. The penetrating holes and retaining holes are set at the bottom of the container in the inner side of the bottom cover. The screw holes are set around the fitting holes. The light module comprises an aluminum base set with many screw holes corresponding with the screw holes on the bottom cover, a radiator, LED lights which are on the circuit board and a lamp mask. A circuit board thereon set a lamp mask with screws is below the aluminum base, and the radiator is set on the aluminum base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: Gao-Shan Chen
  • Patent number: 8192053
    Abstract: A high-intensity light source is formed by a micro array of a semiconductor light source such as a LEDs, laser diodes, or VCSEL placed densely on a liquid or gas cooled thermally conductive substrate. The semiconductor devices are typically attached by a joining process to electrically conductive patterns on the substrate, and driven by a microprocessor controlled power supply. An optic element is placed over the micro array to achieve improved directionality, intensity, and/or spectral purity of the output beam. The light module may be used for such processes as, for example, fluorescence, inspection and measurement, photopolymerzation, ionization, sterilization, debris removal, and other photochemical processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Phoseon Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Owen, Tom McNeil, Francois Vlach
  • Patent number: 8182114
    Abstract: A display. A casing includes an opening. A light guide plate is disposed in the casing. A display panel is disposed in the casing and is adjacent to the light guide plate. A light-guiding member is movably disposed in the opening and includes a first light-permeable portion, a second light-permeable portion, and at least one non-light-permeable portion. The first light-permeable portion is opposite the second light-permeable portion. The non-light-permeable portion is disposed between the first and second light-permeable portions. When the light-guiding member is moved to a first position, the second light-permeable portion connects to the light guide plate and light in the exterior of the casing enters the light guide plate via the first and second light-permeable portions. When the light-guiding member is moved to a second position, the non-light-permeable portion connects to the light guide plate and the light does not enter the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Wistron Corp.
    Inventor: Tien-Chung Tseng
  • Patent number: 8123390
    Abstract: A backlight assembly includes a plurality of lamps, a receiving container, a diffuser plate and a plurality of holding members. The lamps generate a light. The receiving container receives the lamps. The receiving container includes a bottom portion and a side portion protruded from a side of the bottom portion. The diffuser plate is over the lamps to diffuse the light generated from the lamps. The holding members are engaged with the bottom portion. Each of the holding members has a lamp holding portion that holds one of the lamps. 10 The lamp holding portion has an opening for receiving the lamp. The opening is inclined by a first angle with respect to a normal line of the bottom portion. Therefore, the lamps are securely combined with the lamp holding portion, and the lamps are easily assembled to protect the lamps from an externally provided impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong-Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 8113673
    Abstract: A photographic light diffusing device for mounting to a photographic light source includes a base for attaching the photographic light diffusing device to the photographic light source, a semi-transparent hood extending from the base and defining a top edge, and a flap hinged to the top edge of the hood and rotatable with respect to the hood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventor: Gary M. Fong
  • Patent number: 8109660
    Abstract: An L.E.D. light emitting assembly (20) includes a heat sink (50) defined by independent elongated sections (52) upwardly from a base (26) in parallel relationship. L.E.D.s (72) are disposed on a mounting surface (60) and fins (64) are disposed on a heat transfer surface (62) of the elongated sections (52). The elongated sections (52) and base (26) are pivotably connected at a hinge (86). The hinge (86) can include a spring (102). A spreader (90) can pivot the elongated sections (52) about the hinge (86). A flexible stop (106) with a resilient tip (110) is attached to top ends (58) of the elongated sections (52). The elongated sections (52) are held together by a retainer (88), such as a band (104), and inserted through a narrow opening (22) of a globe (24). A deployment mechanism (84) moves the elongated sections (52) to a non-parallel position to fill the globe (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Relume Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter A. Hochstein, Melvin L. Wolgamott
  • Patent number: 8070334
    Abstract: The work machine has an operator's cab, an engine hood, an exhaust pipe, a first headlight, and a second headlight. The engine hood is disposed in front of the operator's cab. The exhaust pipe projects upwards from the engine hood. The first headlight and the second headlight are provided at a front part of the operator's cab spaced in a lateral direction and disposed so that optical axes of the first and second headlights are mutually intersect but not to overlap with the exhaust pipe when viewed in a top plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Yomogita, Masamichi Miyazaki, Keita Muto, Koji Nagami
  • Patent number: RE44195
    Abstract: A multiparameter light is disclosed, which incorporates an LED (light emitting diode) tracking ring surrounding a main output lens. The LED tracking ring is capable of additive color mixing and in turn can simulate the color of the main projected light projecting from the main output aperture or output lens of the multiparameter light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Barco Lighting Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Belliveau, Michael Bell, David Dahly, David Karl Peck