Patents Examined by Matthew J Peerce
  • Patent number: 9255683
    Abstract: A light module of a lighting device comprises one passing-light sub-module for production of a dimmed-light distribution below a horizontal “light/dark” boundary, one high-beam sub-module for production of a light distribution above the boundary, a common projection-lens system for production of an overall light distribution, and one element deflecting a course of light beams of the sub-module(s) before it falls on the system. To realize the smallest system and a reduction of non-homogeneities in the overall light distribution in a region of the boundary, a majority of the light beams of the high-beam sub-module falls on a common segment of the system as a majority of the light beams of the passing-light sub-module, a smaller portion of the light beams of the high-beam sub-module falls on another segment of the system, and the system exhibits a deflector that deflects at least a portion of the light beams falling on the other segment downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTING REUTLINGER GMBH
    Inventor: Matthias Brendle
  • Patent number: 9228708
    Abstract: A linear LED system including a plurality of line light modules, each line light module comprising an extruded light module housing profile that extends along an axis and that has a profile wall defining an inner profile contour and an outer profile contour and of which a cross sectional view along a plane that is perpendicular to the axis is closed, wherein the profile wall in the cross sectional view defines a LED chamber. At least one LED-strip including a plurality of LEDs is accommodated in an associated LED chamber. The system further includes a plurality of interface modules, each interface module that connect the housing profiles and that an inner space in which at least one power supply module is accommodated so that the power supply module and any other electronic controller equipment is not, or at least to a lesser extend exposed to heat dissipated by the LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Luminaid B.V.
    Inventors: Franciscus Cornelius Dings, Christianus Wilhelmus Johannes Boomaars
  • Patent number: 9221394
    Abstract: A lighting device for a vehicle is provided to a vehicular door trim to illuminate a handle housing portion in which an inside handle is housed. The lighting device includes a light exit member, a light exit member mount member provided on an upper side of the inside handle and on which the light exit member is arranged, and a light transmission portion provided to the light exit member mount member and through which light from the light exit member is directed to the handle housing portion. The light exit member is arranged on a vehicular compartment inner side than the light transmission portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignees: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOYOTA SHATAI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ukai, Hiroyasu Tahara, Takahiro Sugioka, Ryuuji Fukui
  • Patent number: 9206977
    Abstract: An illumination assembly structured to be supported on an individual, including a garment worn by the individual, having a base connectable to the garment and an adjustment assembly connected to the base. An illumination source is connected to the adjustment assembly and moveable therewith relative to the base. The adjustment assembly is disposed in movable interconnecting relation between the illumination source and the base and is cooperatively structured therewith to facilitate adjustable, multi-directional movement and multi-positional placement of the illumination source on the base. The base may be removably connected to a mounting structure connected to the garment, wherein the mounting structure is dimensioned and configured to be unobtrusive when not connected to the base and disposed in underlying relation to an over garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Kendel C. Cain
  • Patent number: 9200780
    Abstract: A light source system operable in at least first and second modes to provide at least and first and second different far field illumination patterns, the system comprising: a photoluminescent material; and a light beam generator for generating, in the first mode, a first set of light beams for illuminating respective first regions of the photoluminescent material and for generating, in the second mode, a second set of light beams for illuminating respective second regions of the photoluminescent material, the first and second sets of light beams being independently controllable. In the first mode, the light beam generator generates the first set of light beams such that a first beam of the first set of light beams illuminates a first illumination region of the photoluminescent material having one side that is inclined with respect to another side of the illumination region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: James Rowland Suckling, David James Montgomery, Sarah Anne Mitchell, Koji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9169999
    Abstract: A securing unit is for securing a lamp shade to a bulb socket. The lamp shade includes a shade frame, and a coupler connected to the shade frame. The bulb socket is to be disposed in the lamp shade. The securing unit includes a connecting member and a securing member. The connecting member has an upper mounting segment, and a lower connecting segment disposed below the upper mounting segment and configured for connection to the bulb socket. The securing member includes a base part having opposite first and second surfaces, an engaging part extending from the first surface and engaging the upper mounting segment of the connecting member, and a resilient holding part extending from the second surface and configured to hold the coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: HABITEX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Pei-Lin Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9127874
    Abstract: A freezer lamp includes a strip lamp holder, a light module, a socket, and a plurality of decks. The light module is disposed in the strip lamp holder. The socket is disposed on the end of the strip lamp holder and electrically connected to the light module. The strip lamp holder includes a main lateral surface and a mounting lateral surface. An installation groove is formed in the main lateral surface along length direction thereof. The light module is received into the installation groove. Two clamping grooves are formed in the mounting lateral surface along length direction thereof and are spaced apart from each other. Each of the decks includes two clamping edges which are spaced apart from each other. The distance between the two clamping edges is exactly equal to that between the two clamping grooves. The clamping edge is cooperating with the corresponding buckle of the clamping groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Self Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lin Ye, Le Xu, Xiaobo You, Wanjiong Lin
  • Patent number: 9110209
    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 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: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: James H. Blessitt, Paul W. Lewis, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9080743
    Abstract: This invention is suitable for optical technology field. A lens, LED back light module and display device are provided. The lens receives light emitted by the light source through a light incident surface, the light emitted by the light source enters in the lens, a part of the light is refracted from one light exiting surface, a part of the light is reflected from one light exiting surface to another light exiting surface or bottom surface, then is reflected from the another light exiting surface or bottom surface to further another light exiting surface and finally is refracted from the further another light exiting surface, therefore the light emitted by the light source is separated in the lens, and then each light is refracted from different light exiting surface of the lens thereby increasing the light exiting area and the uniformity. The lens of the present invention is suitable for the LED back light modules and display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: SHENZHEN COOCAA NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: The Tran Nguyen, Sikuan Shen
  • Patent number: 9056580
    Abstract: A loading floor for a vehicle including a plurality of elongate profiled elements in a longitudinal direction, arranged adjacent to one another and connected together, wherein the loading floor has at least one through-channel in the longitudinal direction and at least one lamp for illuminating an interior of the vehicle, wherein at least one supply line is guided in the channel for supplying power to the lamp. A profiled element for such a loading floor is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Lothar Baldsiefen, Dino Valter, Rene A. Huth
  • Patent number: 9022593
    Abstract: A water lamp comprises a main body, a rotary unit, and a base. The main body includes a transparent housing and a transparent bottom plate. The transparent housing is filled with slightly-viscous flowable liquid and sealed by the transparent bottom plate. The rotary unit is located within the transparent housing and includes an aesthetic object, a fixing block, a passive disk, and a central part. The passive disk is rotatably fitted over the central part and provided with a magnet. The base is provided with a lighting component, an active disk having one magnet corresponding to the magnet of the passive disk, and a driving device. The lighting component can emit light into the transparent housing. The driving device can rotate the active disk, which in turn can rotate the passive disk by using mutual attraction between the magnet of the active disk and the magnet of the passive disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Chin-Sheng Yang
  • Patent number: 9016917
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing, a first light guide plate, a second light guide plate, and a first adhesive member. A first hole in position to a first light-emitting source and a second hole in position to a second light-emitting source are formed on the housing. The first light guide plate has a first projection to be inserted into the first hole. The second light guide plate has a main-body plate portion to be superposed on the first light guide plate with the first projection penetrating therethrough and a second projection to be inserted into the second hole. The second light guide plate blocks out the light of the first light-emitting source with the main-body plate portion. The first adhesive member is inserted between the second light guide plate and the housing, and attaches the main-body plate portion to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Kyoko Fujita, Jun Hata, Kei Kojima, Chikara Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9010975
    Abstract: A lamp for the rear of a vehicle is disclosed with a light transmissive cover having a red first illuminated surface area and a clear second illuminated surface area. It has a first LED light emitter located directly beneath the red first area, a second LED light emitter located directly beneath the clear second area, and a third LED light emitter, also located directly beneath said clear second area. The third red LED light emitter is for emitting red light through the clear second area simultaneously with light transmitted through the red first area, whereby the first and second areas are adapted to collectively form a contiguous red illuminated surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Grote Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian K. Norris, Randall Staggs, Nakul Anand, Shawn S. Smith, Christopher C. Riley, Mark D. Noe
  • Patent number: 8992057
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a main lighting control sensor, a body, a housing, an outer lens, and main and expressive lighting assemblies. The sensor generates an output signal in response to a detected vehicle condition such as braking or headlight activation. The lens defines a cavity in conjunction with the housing. The main lighting assembly is positioned within the cavity, and illuminates in response to the output signal. An expressive lighting assembly positioned within the cavity includes clear transparent plates arranged in a stack, with LEDs arranged in multiple rows and columns on a major surface of each plate. Wire arrays connect the LEDs to a control board. The control board receives an activation signal from a device, e.g., a fob, and individually addresses the LEDs to command illumination of the LEDs according to a calibrated LED illumination sequence. A controller may be used for downloading sequences as applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Foley, Randal G. Maes, Matthew J Michal, Kenneth V. Hollewa
  • Patent number: 8939601
    Abstract: A collapsible lantern includes a base, an inner telescopic portion, an outer telescopic portion and a switch. The inner telescopic portion is movable relative to the base between a first, collapsed position and a second, raised position. The inner telescopic portion includes a light source and a power source. The outer telescopic portion includes a cap and is movable relative to the inner telescopic portion and the base between a first, collapsed position where the light source is covered by the cap and a second, raised position where the cap is spaced above the light source. Moreover, the outer telescopic portion is movable together with the inner telescopic portion, relative to the base, from the second position to a third, uppermost position. The switch is electrically connected between the light source and the power source and arranged to be off until the outer telescopic portion reaches the third position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Wen-Sung Lee
  • Patent number: 8905599
    Abstract: In a strobe zoom device of an electrically driven feed screw type, to reduce the sound pressure level of zoom operation sound caused by an electrically driven feed screw and to allow strobe imaging to be performed quietly, the electrically driven feed screw for strobe zoom includes: a feed screw rod (30) having a central axis and mounted to a casing (10) so as to be rotatable about the central axis thereof and extend in the fore and aft direction, the feed screw rod including an outer circumferential surface having a screw groove (32) formed thereon; and a wire member (34) attached to a movable body (planar lens plate (12) or a light source box (20)) and including a part wrapped around at least a part of the screw groove (32) so as to be in threaded engagement with the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignees: Nissin Industries Ltd., Chikara GOTO
    Inventor: Tak Wah Shum