Patents Examined by Nathaniel Lee
  • Patent number: 10208911
    Abstract: An optical unit includes a light source, a rotary reflector that rotates about an axis of rotation and includes a reflective surface that reflects light emitted by the light source, and a projection lens including an incident surface on which reflected light from the rotary reflector is incident. A shade is provided between the projection lens and the rotary reflector. The shade blocks at least a portion of light that has been incident on an emission surface of the projection lens at an angle within a predetermined range, that has been condensed by the projection lens, and that travels toward the reflective surface of the rotary reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidetada Tanaka, Misako Nakazawa, Satoshi Yamamura
  • Patent number: 10197244
    Abstract: Stage light fixture provided with: a short arc lamp adapted to emit a light beam along an optical axis; a reflector associated to the short arc lampso as to concentrate light beam rays substantially at a work point; an output optical assembly, arranged at the most downstream point along the optical axis, having a focal point arranged between the light source and the output optical assembly and coinciding with the work point; at least one color assembly comprising a plurality of color devices configured to selectively color the light beam; the color assembly being arranged between the short arc lampand the work point (PL).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: CLAY PAKY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Pasquale Quadri, Angelo Cavenati
  • Patent number: 10180243
    Abstract: A universal lighting assembly detachably couples to a handle of a walk-behind lawn mower to illuminate areas in front of lawn mower. The assembly is universal, and thus operable with wide varieties of walk-behind lawn mowers. The lighting assembly comprises a light housing having a left side, a right side, and a front face with at least one LED. A left-side and a right-side arm project outwardly from the light housing. A concave clamp from each arm couples to the mower handles. A cylindrical drum couples to the left-side and right-side arms. The clamps and drum are stationary and not designed to rotate when clamped to the handle; thereby permitting rotation of the housing. A spring is housed within the cylindrical drum and with opposing ends coupled to left and right-side arms. The spring biases each arm in a longitudinal direction of cylindrical drum against lawn mower handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: Gary Blain Robertson
  • Patent number: 10179536
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus is described that includes a set of illumination components. The illumination apparatus also includes a housing structure having an overall width and an overall length. The housing structure includes a cavity to house the set of illumination components, which is defined by, at least, a first lateral wall of the housing structure and a second lateral wall of the housing structure that each extends along the overall length, and a base of the housing structure. The housing structure includes a set of openings on the base, where each opening extends from the first lateral wall to the second lateral wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Jon Back, Irving Hu, Darin Smedberg, James Matthew Collins
  • Patent number: 10168017
    Abstract: A vehicle combination lamp including lamp units of high use efficiency can be provided. Among a plurality of lamp units constituting the combination lamp, a first lamp unit can be configured to include two types of light sources, namely, white light sources and orange light sources and a light guide bar that takes in light from the light sources and emits the light in a predetermined direction. White light and orange light that are emitted from the white light sources and the orange light sources, respectively, and guided through and emitted from the light guide bar can contribute to a DRL function and a turn signal lamp function, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Tokieda, Kazuya Furubayashi
  • Patent number: 10156329
    Abstract: An LED cove light system having a wall piece mounted to a back surface of a cove, the wall piece having a top edge which is at the same height as a top surface of a front wall of the 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: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Tempo Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Pearson, Michael D. Bremser, James Johnson, Thomas Lueken, Shaun Toms
  • Patent number: 10154555
    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 an LED light source that is powered by an internal power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: A9.Com, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael V. Recker, David B. Levine
  • Patent number: 10151435
    Abstract: An LED cove light system having a wall piece mounted to a back surface of a cove, the wall piece having a top edge which is at the same height as a top surface of a front wall of the 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: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Tempo Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Pearson, Michael D. Bremser, James Johnson, Thomas Lueken, Shaun Toms
  • Patent number: 10132468
    Abstract: A high power LED lighting device is provided that includes a case, a substrate disposed in the case and including a plurality of LED chips are mounted thereon, and a reflection module connected to the substrate and including a plurality of light reflection semi-spheres protruding from a plate body. The device provides improved heat discharging properties, among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: GIGATERA INC.
    Inventors: Duk Yong Kim, Hyun Ki Kim, Dong Sik Roh
  • Patent number: 10123604
    Abstract: A lighting system is disclosed for illuminating a container, such as a purse or bag. In an embodiment, the opening of the container causes a magnet to move away from a magnetic switch, which closes a circuit and activates a light that illuminates the interior of the container. In an embodiment, a magnetic switch, light, and battery may be incorporated into a detachable unit that is attached to one side of the opening of a container. A second magnetic detachable unit attached to the other side of the opening may cooperate with the first unit to activate the light when the container is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Donald Valkenhoff
  • Patent number: 10113729
    Abstract: A clip on mailbox lighting apparatus for providing mailbox door responsive illumination element for a mailbox comprises a device housing which includes an attachment clip, solar panel, a lighting element, a lighting switch, and an internal battery. The attachment clip and lighting element positioned on the bottom side of the device housing for use to attach to an edge of the mailbox and illuminate the interior of the mailbox, respectively, and the solar panel positioned on the top side of the device housing where it can be exposed to the sky. Through internal wiring, the lighting element electrically connected to the internal battery by way of the lighting switch. In this regard, the lighting switch operates to direct electricity to the lighting element when the mailbox is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: Nicolaas Knabe
  • Patent number: 10101013
    Abstract: Employing capacitors as shunts in a decorative light string can prevent the circuit from being opened when a lamp burns out or becomes loose in the socket. But manually assembling such a light string is costly and the quality of the resulting string is not assured to be high. The present disclosure introduces a shunted light string, and a method of assembling that light string that is able to be automated to ensure a consistent quality level by reducing or eliminating human workmanship issues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Polygroup Macau Limited (BVI)
    Inventor: Chi Yin Alan Leung
  • Patent number: 10101000
    Abstract: A lighting unit for a headlight, in particular a motor vehicle headlight, having at least two light sources (1a, 1b), at least one reflector (2a, 2b), which delimits two light chambers (3a, 3b), a bezel (4), and a projection lens (5) having an optical axis (A), wherein a light chamber (3a) is arranged on an upper side and a light chamber (3b) is arranged on an underside of the bezel (4), wherein at least one light source (1a, 1b) is arranged within each of the light chambers (3a, 3b) and the bezel (4) extends substantially as far as a focal plane (E) of the projection lens (5) in order to produce a sharp light/dark boundary in a light exposure produced by the lighting unit, wherein the bezel (4) has at least one light window (7a, 7b), wherein at least one light path (8a, 8b, 8c, 8d) extends outwardly from a light chamber (3a, 3b), through the at least one light window (7a, 7b) and through the projection lens (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: ZKW Group GmbH
    Inventors: Dietmar Kieslinger, Johann Altmann
  • Patent number: 10071674
    Abstract: A projection light module for a motor vehicle headlight with a low-beam diaphragm, which separates a low-beam volume of the projection light module located above this diaphragm from a high-beam volume of the projection light volume located below this diaphragm, and with a high-beam diaphragm arranged in the high-beam volume, which has a vertical diaphragm edge and which divides the high-beam volume into a high-beam volume lying to the right of it and a high-beam volume lying left to it. The low-beam diaphragm and the high-beam diaphragm are components of a composite diaphragm and the high-beam diaphragm is arranged in the high-beam volume obliquely to the optical axis of the projection light module so that its distance from the optical axis of the projection light module increases with increasing distance along the optical axis from the diaphragm edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Automotive Lighting Reutlingen GmbH
    Inventors: Ernst-Olaf Rosenhahn, Wolfgang Hoßfeld, Jens Humburg, Benjamin Stauß
  • Patent number: 10047917
    Abstract: A light-emitting module including a light emitting component, a heat dissipation element, and a light-converting component is provided. The light-emitting component is adapted to emit a light beam. The heat dissipation element is disposed at one side of the light-emitting component, wherein the heat dissipation element has a light through hole and the light through hole is located at a transmission path of the light beam. The light-converting component is connected to the heat dissipation element and covers the light through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PlayNitride Inc.
    Inventors: Yun-Li Li, Gwo-Jiun Sheu, Kuan-Yung Liao, Po-Jen Su, Jun-Yu Lin, Sheng-Yuan Sun
  • Patent number: 10036530
    Abstract: A nonlinear optical assembly of alert light has two nonlinear optical halves obtained by symmetrically dividing the nonlinear optical assembly along an optical reference plane. Each optical half has a base, which takes a nonlinear and curved form with one side thereof corresponding to the optical reference plane and having a junction surface. A light entrance portion and a light exit portion are on two opposite sides of the optical reference plane. The two optical halves are assembled to form the nonlinear optical assembly with the junction surfaces therebetween. The nonlinear optical assembly reduces molding and manufacturing requirements. Given the light exit portions of the optical halves, each light entrance portion corresponds to multiple bulged portions for the nonlinear optical assembly to provide uniform lighting effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Neng-Chen Yeh
  • Patent number: 10037861
    Abstract: A lamp (10), which is particularly a motor vehicle headlight, comprises a burner (12) for emitting light, which is supported by a holder (16) for mechanically connecting the burner (12) with a socket (14). The holder (16) comprises a metal ring (26) surrounding the burner (12). The metal ring (26) is thermally connected to the burner (12) via a single connecting surface (40), which is in planar contact to the burner (12) over an angle of ?350° in circumferential direction. Due to the increased heat transfer to the environment the used materials are less subjected to heat, so that the overall lifetime and the shock resistance of the lamp (10) are increased at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Juergen Flechsig, Peter Rosenmueller
  • Patent number: 10018311
    Abstract: A lighting device may include a strip-like carrier with a first and a second opposed faces with light radiation sources on the first face, and a strip-like profiled member having a pi-shaped cross section, including a channel-like central portion with a bottom wall and side walls. The strip-like carrier is arranged in the profiled member with the first face and the light radiation sources facing outwardly of the central portion and the second face facing the bottom wall of central portion. The pi-shaped profiled member includes two sidewise extensions laterally to the central portion, to provide lateral fixing formations for the lighting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Osram GmbH
    Inventors: Simon Bobbo, Alberto Zanotto
  • Patent number: 10011219
    Abstract: A vehicle is provided herein. The vehicle includes a body panel and a badge attached to the panel. The badge includes a substrate and a housing attached thereto that define a cavity therebetween. A reflective member is disposed within the cavity. A light source is disposed within the cavity and is configured to emit excitation light in a first direction to illuminate a viewable portion of the badge and in a second direction towards the reflective member. The reflective member redirects the light through a peripheral portion of the badge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, James J. Surman, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Stephen Kenneth Helwig
  • Patent number: 10006609
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the instant invention, an LED Engine is provided preferably for use with a Fresnel fixture having a globe socket wherein the LED Engine is plug compatible with the globe socket. A Fresnel lighting fixture generally includes a housing; a Fresnel lens supported from the housing; a focus rail; and a globe socket supported by the focus rail. The globe socket electrically receives a Fresnel globe or bulb. The plug compatible LED Engine of the present disclosure is positionable to be inserted in the globe socket of the existing Fresnel fixture thereby replacing the incandescent bulb. Alternatively, the globe socket may be removed and the LED Engine mounted to the focus rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: LITEPANELS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kevin C. Baxter, Fred H. Holmes