Patents Examined by Matthew J Peerce
  • Patent number: 10989861
    Abstract: A lighting fixture that includes a frame, a heat sink assembly, an LED assembly, and a reflector. The frame includes a first end plate and a second end plate, each end plate including a slot formed therein. The slot extends from a top edge of the end plates towards a bottom edge of the end plates. The heat sink assembly includes one or more LEDs and a lightguide having a first longitudinal edge that receives light emitted from the LEDs. A first edge and a second edge of the lightguide are slidably inserted into respective slots. The heat sink assembly includes a heat sink base and a heat sink cap coupled thereto which forms a first cavity for housing the LEDs and a second cavity adjacent the first cavity for housing a portion of the lightguide. The reflector is coupled to the end plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: James H. Blessitt, Paul W. Lewis, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10989366
    Abstract: The present invention provides a backlight module and a display device using the backlight module. The present invention has the following advantage: An LED light shadow can be effectively optimized, and an overall display effect of a mini-LED can be improved; a problem of a mini-LED light shadow is optimized without increasing a module thickness and a module power loss as much as possible; and with a same thickness, a design of fewer LED lights can be implemented, and costs of medium- and large-sized mini-LED modules can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Fancheng Liu
  • Patent number: 10982838
    Abstract: A method of producing a fastening device, and a fastening device, is provided. The method comprises the steps of forming a body elongating along a first axis by iteratively stacking layers, wherein the body comprises an at least partially open cavity elongating along the first axis. The method further comprises the step of forming a first and second chambers in the cavity, and forming an element, of which element a first portion projects into the first chamber and of which element a third portion projects from the cavity of the body in the first plane. The element is rotatably arranged, such that upon rotation of the element, the third portion of the element is configured to be releasably wedged within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Rifat Ata Mustafa Hikmet, Jacobus Petrus Johannes Van Os
  • Patent number: 10976032
    Abstract: The invention relates to a luminaire comprising a removable LED chip as an illuminant, a tool for transporting and replacing the removable LED chip, and a combination kit encompassing the luminaire and the tool for transporting and replacing the removable LED chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SLS Superlight Solutions UG
    Inventors: Michael Gilbert, Peter Gilbert, Olaf Heinrich König
  • Patent number: 10976610
    Abstract: A display device including an optical member, a display panel disposed above the optical member, and a plurality of light emitting units disposed below the optical member and providing a first color light to the optical member. The optical member may include a glass substrate containing an upper surface and a lower surface facing each other in a thickness direction and overlapping the plurality of light emitting units in a plan view, and a quantum dot layer disposed directly on the upper surface or the lower surface and converting the first color light into a second color light and a third color light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kang-min Kim, Namheon Kim, Taegyun Kim, Joohwan Park, Jinho Park, Dongil Son, Donghee Lee, Baekhee Lee, Kyungtae Chae
  • Patent number: 10976017
    Abstract: A decorative light can include: a housing defining an interior space and having an open front; a cover mounted to the open front of the housing, the cover including a beam-splitter light lens shade and a substantially planar lens portion disposed around the beam-splitter light lens shade; a motor located in the interior space of the housing, the motor including an output shaft; a first light module located in the interior space and including first light units disposed about the output shaft of the motor, where the output shaft is rotatable with respect to the first light units; a second light module located in the interior space and including second light units disposed about the output shaft of the motor, wherein the output shaft is rotatable with respect to the second light units; and a rotating lens module connected to the output shaft of the motor for rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: GEMMY INDUSTRIES CORP.
    Inventors: Lio Yenwei Chang, Cheng-Chun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10976025
    Abstract: A plasma cell for use in a laser-sustained plasma light source includes a plasma bulb configured to contain a gas suitable for generating a plasma. The plasma bulb is transparent to light from a pump laser, wherein the plasma bulb is transparent to at least a portion of a collectable spectral region of illumination emitted by the plasma. The plasma bulb of the plasma cell is configured to filter short wavelength radiation, such as VUV radiation, emitted by the plasma sustained within the bulb in order to keep the short wavelength radiation from impinging on the interior surface of the bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: KLA Corporation
    Inventors: Ilya Bezel, Anatoly Shchemelinin, Eugene Shifrin, Matthew Panzer, Matthew Derstine, Jincheng Wang, Anant Chimmalgi, Rajeev Patil, Rudolf Brunner
  • Patent number: 10969533
    Abstract: A vehicular lamp fitting, comprising: a lamp case having an opening edge; a light guide that is disposed in the lamp case; and a light source that emits light which is guided inside the light guide, wherein the light guide includes a bar light-guiding unit and a plate light-guiding unit, the bar light-guiding unit includes a front face disposed on the front side and a rear face disposed on the rear side, the plate light-guiding unit includes a front face disposed on the front side and a rear face disposed on the rear side, and includes one edge connected to an outer peripheral surface of the bar light-guiding unit, and the other edge which is on the opposite side of the one edge, the other edge of the plate light-guiding unit extends along the opening edge in the front view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuteru Matsushita, Yuki Takamoto
  • Patent number: 10969624
    Abstract: A backlight module and a display device are disclosed. The backlight module includes a light source component, and an illumination rendering film located on a light exiting side of the light source component. The illumination rendering film includes a plurality of dimming units arranged in an array; each of the dimming units is configured to receive a dimming signal and change a transmittance of the each of the dimming units according to the dimming signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignees: Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xuerong Wang, Lu Yu, Junjie Ma, Lei Chen, Fei Gao
  • Patent number: 10935206
    Abstract: An illumination device comprises one or several lasers emitting light of a first wavelength or wavelength range, a wavelength converting member converting at least part of the light of the first wavelength or wavelength range into light of a second wavelength or wavelength range, a scanning unit adapted to scan one or several laser beams of said one or several lasers across said wavelength converting member in order to generate an illumination pattern formed at least of the light of the second wavelength or wavelength range, and, optionally, an imaging optics imaging said illumination pattern to the far field. A first light guiding structure is arranged on a light emitting side of said wavelength converting member, said first light guiding structure forming a grid of first light guiding channels. The illumination device can be used as an adaptive headlamp of a vehicle and achieves a high contrast between illuminated and dark regions as well as a high efficiency with a small projection optics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventor: Steffen Zozgornik
  • Patent number: 10935308
    Abstract: The present invention provides a luminous shelf, comprising: a shelf plate made of a transparent material, having an upper surface formed as a carrying plane of the luminous shelf; and a luminous strip lamp provided on one side of the shelf plate, a plurality of lamp beads being arranged in the luminous strip lamp at intervals in a length direction thereof, the luminous strip lamp having a mounting plane, and the plural lamp beads being arranged in a direction perpendicular to the mounting plane; the luminous strip lamp is placed obliquely relative to the shelf plate, such that an comprised angle is formed between the mounting plane and the carrying plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: QINGDAO HAIER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bin Fei, Yazhou Shang, Dengqiang Li
  • Patent number: 10926691
    Abstract: An aiming apparatus for horizontal aim adjustment of a lighting device of a motor vehicle that uses an adjuster that could be broken at a neck recess portion after the horizontal aim is adjusted, thereby reducing the likelihood of any inadvertent change of the horizontal aim without the need for an additional part to cover a head portion of the adjuster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Amadeus Alfredo Ortega, Julien Hemon
  • Patent number: 10920963
    Abstract: A light fixture includes a housing defining a recessed cavity. The housing has a top, a first side, and a second side each extending at an angle from a first end of the housing to a second end of the housing, the first end being substantially orthogonal relative to a first plane. One or more lamp units are positioned in the housing to emit light therefrom, wherein the emitted light is prevented from leaving the housing in a direction parallel to the first plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Armin Ahrari, Robert Nankil
  • Patent number: 10918152
    Abstract: A light-emitting beacon a dome e translucent or transparent carapace and a base. A printed circuit board assembly is arranged within the hollow space adjacent the carapace and above and on either side of a battery, the circuit board assembly comprising a plurality of LEDs arranged to emit light out of the carapace and such that when emitting at least one of the LEDs is visible from either side of the carapace. In a particular embodiment the light-emitting beacon is for mounting on a helmet and comprises an elongate carapace a first translucent or transparent material joined to a base having a concave undersurface and manufactured from a second plastic material, the first material of a greater hardness than the second material. The carapace is dome like and at least one LED arranged to emit light out of the carapace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Timothy D. F. Ford
  • Patent number: 10920955
    Abstract: A lamp assembly for a vehicle includes a housing, an outer lens partially covering the housing to define an enclosure between the housing and lens, a light emitting diode (LED) light source arranged in the enclosure, and a light guide forming part of the housing. The light guide may include a light receiving surface within the enclosure and a light emitting surface outside the enclosure so that light emitted from the LED light source is received by the light receiving surface of the light guide and directed toward the light emitting surface of the light guide and light is output from the light guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SMR Patents S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Simon Belcher, Jay Dickson
  • Patent number: 10919441
    Abstract: A trailer marker system including side markers and a round marker is disclosed herein. The side markers are to extend along the side of a trailer or trailer vehicle. The side markers are elongated lights, while the round marker is a circular shaped light. The side markers and round marker illuminate the surroundings of a trailer vehicle for increased safety. Importantly, each of the side markers and rear marker include lights that face down towards the roadway. This results in road markings being illuminated as to allow a driver of the trailer vehicles to safely remain on the road. Additionally, the downward facing lights found in the side markers and the rear marker help to eliminate blind spots. Blind spots when making a turn or reversing the trailer are eliminated as they are illuminated in order to allow the driver to be safer when operating the trailer vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Barrett Thompson, David Brown
  • Patent number: 10907813
    Abstract: A light fixture has at least one head lamp rotatably mounted to an installation board. One opening extends through the installation board into which the at least one head lamp is mounted. The at least one opening has a centerline x-x disposed perpendicular to a top surface of the installation board. One circular opening extends through an outside ring of the headlamp to mount an electrical connector having a hollow bore extending therethrough and adapted to provide a passageway for a wire to connect to a lighting assembly. The electrical connector is mounted so as to be able to pivot up to 360 degrees about a centerline through one circular opening and perpendicular to a surface of the outside ring adjacent to the circular opening irrespective of the rotational position of the headlamp on the installation board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Tiejun Wang
  • Patent number: 10900616
    Abstract: A light emitting device (1) having a longitudinal axis (A) comprising at least one LED light source (8, 9) adapted for, in operation, emitting first light, at least one LED filament (4, 5, 6, 7) adapted for, in operation, emitting second light, at least one translucent core element (2), the translucent core element comprising a circumferential wall (3), an inner space (21) enclosed by the circumferential wall, and an outer bulb (13) enclosing the at least one translucent core element (2) and the at least one LED filament (4, 5, 6, 7), wherein the at least one LED light source (8, 9) being arranged in the inner space enclosed by the circumferential wall of the translucent core element, and the at least one LED filament (4, 5, 6, 7) being arranged outside of the at least one translucent core element, and wherein the at least one translucent core element (2) is centrally arranged on the longitudinal axis (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Ties Van Bommel, Rifat Ata Mustafa Hikmet
  • Patent number: 10900624
    Abstract: A wall mounting bracket for a light fixture. The mounting bracket has an oblong body defined by oppositely disposed, generally parallel upper and lower surfaces. A mounting surface is disposed at one end of the oblong body, generally perpendicular to the upper and lower surfaces. A stem port passes through the body from the upper surface to the lower surface. A transverse port passes through the oblong body from the mounting surface to the stem port. The stem port has threaded openings in each of the upper and lower surfaces for receiving mounting stems from light fixtures. The mounting surface may be attached to a wall in any orientation or rotation so as to permit light fixtures to be oriented to one or both sides of the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Nate Mullen
  • Patent number: 10900635
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a prism plate, an anti-glare cup, a housing, a light source board, a heat dissipation assembly, and a lenses plate. The prism plate includes a refraction optical component. For example, make many micro-lenses on a surface of a transparent plastic material or a transparent plastic plate by compression molding, cutting, and injection molding. The combination of these optical lenses adjusts the beam angle of light to fulfill users' needs. The surface material of the anti-glare cup features on preventing visual glare. The housing is used to fasten the prism plate and the anti-glare cup. The light source board is for installation of a LED module. Besides, the heat dissipation assembly carries the light source board. The heat dissipation assembly is connected to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Yaling Zhou, Xiaoming Yang, Canchao Zhao, Jianwei Lao