Patents Examined by Nathaniel J Lee
  • Patent number: 11072278
    Abstract: A moving-body indoor illumination apparatus is provided. The moving-body indoor illumination apparatus includes a light source, and a holder for holding the light source. The light source is pressed against the holder. The light source includes a spherical housing and a light emitter. The light emitter is disposed within the housing. The housing is provided with a housing-side restricting part that restricts movement of the housing with respect to the holder by contacting with or approaching the holder in a portion different from a portion which is exposed from an opening on an irradiation side of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kota Hibino
  • Patent number: 11072437
    Abstract: An aircraft beacon light is provided for emitting flashes of red light into an environment around an aircraft. The aircraft beacon light includes a support plate having a central portion; a plurality of LEDs, arranged on the support plate around the central portion and facing away from the support plate; an annular light splitting element, having a proximate side arranged over and facing the plurality of LEDs, wherein the proximate side has reflective portions and transmissive portions; and at least one light conditioning element for redirecting light having passed through the transmissive portions of the proximate side of the annular light splitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventor: Anil Kumar Jha
  • Patent number: 11067258
    Abstract: A support connector for maintaining an end of a linear LED lamp on a light fixture has a first portion comprising an integral mounting base configured to couple to a support of the light fixture and a second portion configured to be insertable through an opening defined in a sidewall of a first end connector at an end of the linear LED lamp. The support connector has a second portion with at least one second surface configured to be placed into confronting relationship with a corresponding at least one first surface of the first end connector to prevent separation of the support connector and the first end connector with the second portion of the support connector residing within the first end connector in an engaged position. The support connector has third and fourth conductive electrical terminals configured to engage first and second conductive electrical terminals of the first end connector as the first end connector is moved into the engaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Michael W. May
  • Patent number: 11067270
    Abstract: A portable lamp for affixing with an object, such as a remote control, includes a base that has a raised pivot pin. An enclosure has a pivot pin receiving recess adapted for receiving the pivot pin of the base pivotally therein. The enclosure includes an opening on a lower side thereof and a circuit board that includes a lighting circuit having a plurality of LEDs aligned with the opening of the lower side of the enclosure, a battery, and a magnetic switch disposed within the enclosure adjacent to at least one magnet of the base when the base and the enclosure are mutually aligned. In use, with the base affixed with the object and with the base aligned with the enclosure, the lighting circuit maintains the LEDs in an off state. With the enclosure manually pivoted away from the base the lighting circuit illuminates the LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Oyediran Adeyemi Oyepeju
  • Patent number: 11060676
    Abstract: An LED cove light fixture having a wall piece configured to mount to a rear surface of a cove. A light fixture component is removably attachable at an angle to the wall piece and carries one or more LEDs positioned to project light from the cove out into an adjacent space of a room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Tempo Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Pearson, Michael D. Bremser, James Johnson, Thomas Lueken, Shaun Toms
  • Patent number: 11050912
    Abstract: An illumination device configured to illuminate an imaging target, an image of which is to be captured by a camera, provided with a current adjusting device configured to adjust a current flowing through the LEDs of four LED-mounted boards on which many of the LEDs are mounted, wherein the four LED-mounted boards are arranged in a four-sided shape centered around the light axis of the camera as viewed from the imaging target, and each of the LED-mounted boards is inclined at a specified angle so that the LEDs of the LED-mounted boards face the imaging target. The current adjusting device is configured to divide an LED-mounted area of each of the LED-mounted boards into multiple illumination areas and to individually adjust the current flowing to the LEDs of each of the LED-mounted boards for each of the multiple illumination areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Yamakage, Hidetoshi Kawai
  • Patent number: 11039513
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for systems and methods that provide for a power outage lighting management within an environment, comprising a power outage detection device adapted to detect a power outage condition and to wirelessly transmit power outage indication data to a plurality of lighting systems within the environment, where at least one of the plurality of lighting systems include art LED light source that is powered by an internal power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael V. Recker, David Brett Levine
  • Patent number: 10995930
    Abstract: A rear light is a light disposed in a rear portion of a vehicle, and includes: a light source; a light-transmitting plate that guides incident light from the light source; and a dot portion that is disposed on the light-transmitting plate and reflects incident light to the outside of the vehicle with different reflection intensities depending on positions on the light-transmitting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Yamamoto, Yoshiaki Nakaya, Toshiaki Wakabayashi, Takahiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10976029
    Abstract: A chandelier having selectively motorized ornaments. Inner ornaments are selectively motionable laterally along their individual slide tracks by motorized push structures above the inner ornaments. The push structures are longitudinally and laterally translatable. Outer ornaments slidably engage ends of the chandelier. Sliding the outer ornaments causes the slide tracks to collectively open or close. A side push surface may laterally translate to push the inner ornaments into a straight line. The inner ornaments may adopt a plurality of patterns because their positions are manipulable by the push structures, the push surface, and the sliding outer ornaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Louis Jordan
  • Patent number: 10955116
    Abstract: An automated luminaire is provided that includes a luminaire head and a control system. The luminaire head includes a light engine module and a lens module. The light engine module emits a light beam and moves along an optical axis of the luminaire head. The lens module receives and projects the light beam and also moves along the optical axis of the luminaire head. The control system moves the light engine module and the lens module along the optical axis to position a center of mass of the luminaire head coincident with an axis of rotation of the luminaire head. The lens module may include a plurality of lens groups that move independently. The control system determines a desired beam angle and a desired focus and moves the light engine module and the plurality of lens groups accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Robe Lighting s.r.o.
    Inventors: Hana Kopeckova, Josef Valchar
  • Patent number: 10920962
    Abstract: A method for generating uniform light with a tailored spectrum using one or more light sources, an integrating space, and one or more selected phosphors to build stable absolute irradiance calibration light sources for fiber and cosine correctors is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ocean Optics, Inc.
    Inventor: Kirk Clendinning
  • Patent number: 10900640
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a lamp holder rotating assembly, comprising a foundation support, an inserted rod, and a rotating head. The foundation support defines a locating slot. The inserted rod comprises a head end and a tail end coupled to the head end. The rotating head defines a groove. The inserted rod is rotatably mounted on the foundation support. The tail end passes through the locating slot. The head end passes through the groove of the rotating head. The head end rotates in the groove along a first direction which causes the tail end rotating in the locating slot along a second direction opposite to the first direction. The present disclosure further provides an illuminating apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOGIES CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Xinyuan Xia, Wenjun Liu
  • Patent number: 10895744
    Abstract: A HUD system and light source apparatus can be manufactured with miniaturization at low cost. A head-up display apparatus includes: an image display apparatus generating image light to be projected; an optical system performing predetermined correction to the image light emitted from the image display apparatus; and a concave mirror reflecting the image light corrected by the optical system to project it onto a windshield or combiner. The image display apparatus includes: a solid light source; a collimating optical system converting, into parallel light, the light from the solid light source; a lighting optical system configured by an optical member that polarizes a direction of a light beam generated by the collimating optical system and simultaneously expands a width of the light beam; and a display apparatus, the image display apparatus being configured to be arranged across and opposite the optical system on an optical axis of the concave mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshinori Sugiyama, Koji Hirata, Yasuhiko Kunii, Masahiko Yatsu
  • Patent number: 10863879
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for illuminating a broom or mop, the method includes providing a mount. The mount has a first adjustable rod clamp, the adjustable rod clamp having an opening sufficiently large to hold a broom or mop handle, the first adjustable rod clamp attached to a second rod clamp by an articulating joint. The articulating joint allowing at least rotation between the first rod clamp and the second rod clamp. The second rod clamp has an opening sufficiently large to hold a flashlight. The method further includes mounting the first adjustable rod clamp on a broom or mop and mounting a flashlight on the second rod clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Jamiel C. Cullins
  • Patent number: 10859750
    Abstract: A luminous pad connected to a transmitter includes a pad body, a light guide strip, a light source module, an electrical object, and a pad surface stitch. The pad body has two pad surfaces; the light guide strip has first and second positions and surrounds the pad body; the light source module is installed at the first position and connected to the transmitter; the electrical object is installed at the second position; a pad surface stitch of a conductive wire is sewed between the two pad surfaces and connected between the electrical object and transmitter, so that the electrical object and transmitter are electrically conducted with each other through the pad surface stitch. This disclosure has the effects of transmitting electric power and/or signals to the electrical object through the pad surface stitch by the transmitter and maintaining the aesthetic appearance and ensuring the flatness of the luminous pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: E-CENTURY TECHNICAL & INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: I-Kuang Lai
  • Patent number: 10859230
    Abstract: Automotive lighting unit comprising a first lighting assembly able to backlight a transparent or semi-transparent portion of the front half-shell; the lighting assembly comprising: at least one light-guide plate made of photoconductive material, which is arranged inside the rear casing with a front sidewall of the plate facing the transparent or semi-transparent portion, and with a rear sidewall of the plate facing the rear casing; a first oblong light source which is located inside the rear casing at a first segment of the rear sidewall, and is capable of directing the light produced inside the light-guide plate so that the light travels inside the body of the light-guide plate towards the front sidewall; and a second light source which is located inside the rear casing at a second segment of the rear sidewall complementary to the first segment, and is capable of directing the light produced inside the light-guide plate, so that this light travels inside the body of the light-guide plate towards a first late
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Automotive Lighting Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Sara Paroni, Alessandro Sacca′, Marco Svettini
  • Patent number: 10809438
    Abstract: A backlight module for curved liquid crystal display device and a curved liquid crystal display device are disclosed. The backlight module comprises a backplate, a light guide plate and a backlight source that are arranged in the backplate, and quantum tubes that are arranged between the light guide plate and the backlight source, wherein a fold line which matches a curved surface of the curved liquid crystal display device is formed by the quantum tubes. In the backlight module, the fold line that is formed by the quantum tubes can be fitted into a curved line so as to match the curved surface of the curved liquid crystal display device. The quantum tubes can be applied to the curved liquid crystal display device through this arrangement, whereby the color purity of the curved liquid crystal display device can be improved, and the color gamut thereof can be enlarged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chengwen Que, Yuchun Hsiao, Dehua Li
  • Patent number: 10801716
    Abstract: Methods for making encapsulated linear lighting with opaque ends are disclosed. Linear lighting is placed in a polymeric channel, and the channel is filled with a resin in order to encapsulate the linear lighting. In order to prevent leaks, the channel is dammed at both ends of the linear lighting with stoppers. The channel has interior engaging features, such as grooves or ridges, that engage with complementary features on the sidewalls of the stoppers to form a seal between the channel and the stoppers. The resin within the channel is caused or allowed to cure. The stoppers are moved back from the cured mass to form a gap. An opaque resin may be poured into the channel and spills into the gap to coat the top and end face or faces of the linear lighting. Once all resin layers are cured, the stoppers are removed from the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Elemental LED, Inc.
    Inventors: Gilberto Lopez-Martinez, Daniel South
  • Patent number: 10801682
    Abstract: A lighted ring for a post comprising a mounting ring securable on a column of the post, the column extending upwardly from a post base, a cylindrical light transmission module securable to the mounting ring and a light source disposed adjacent the light module. The light source provides illumination of an area adjacent the post through the chamfer. The light transmission module may include an inner wall, a catch spaced axially outward from the inner wall the catch having an inwardly facing protrusion along an upper portion of the catch, a groove extending the entire circumference of the light transmission module between the inner wall and the catch, an outer wall spaced axially outward from the catch and a chamfer along a bottom edge of the light transmission module and a light module slot extending along a portion of the inner wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Research & Design Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Terry Allen, Kevin Hannula
  • Patent number: 10788368
    Abstract: Disclosed here is a system including a multi-wavelength integrated light source having one or more heaters. The system can comprise a substrate including a light source section, the heater(s), and a plurality of sections. The sections can include multiple materials, where the material for a given section can be based on one or more targeted criteria. For example, one section can have a targeted criteria of being optically transparent. Another section can have a targeted criteria of providing mechanical support, and another section can have a targeted criteria of being a thermal insulator. In some instances, openings in the substrate can be formed and filled with one or more materials to form a window (e.g., a section having a targeted criteria of being optically transparent) and a thermal isolator (e.g., a section having a targeted criteria of being thermally insulating).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Pelc, Mark Alan Arbore