Patents Examined by Omar Rojas
  • Patent number: 10539282
    Abstract: A lighting lamp device has an LED provided therein to light up the surroundings and cause an induced current flow in a battery built in an electronic device disposed at an upper end thereof, to charge the battery. The lighting lamp device includes a main body made of a transparent or translucent material of which the top and bottom are open; a cover coupled to the opened upper end of the main body, forming a wireless charging zone in which a battery built in an electronic device disposed on the upper end can be charged; and a support plate coupled to the opened lower end of the main body, and embedded therein, a power supply means and a printed circuit board having a plurality of LEDs for receiving power from the power supply means and emitting light at the upper surface of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Sung Won Jan
  • Patent number: 10529695
    Abstract: The light-emitting device includes a first light-emitting element having an emission peak wavelength of 430 nm or more and less than 490 nm, a second light-emitting element having an emission peak wavelength of 490 nm or more and 570 nm or less, a support body at which the first light-emitting element and the second light-emitting element are disposed, and a light-transmissive member containing a red phosphor and covering the first light-emitting element and the second light-emitting element. A content density of the red phosphor in the light-transmissive member in a space between the first and second light-emitting elements is higher in a part below an upper surface of the second light-emitting element than in a part above the upper surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Yamamoto, Keiko Ono, Saiki Yamamoto, Tomokazu Maruyama, Takeshi Morikawa, Seitaro Akagawa
  • Patent number: 10527253
    Abstract: A vehicle light assembly includes a lens unit, a lens cover, a heat dissipation seat, a clamp and a plurality of fasteners. The lens cover is connected to the lens unit. The heat dissipation seat is disposed rearward of the lens unit and the lens cover. The clamp is connected to a front side of the heat dissipation seat and defines a clamping space receiving the lens unit and the lens cover. The clamp clamps tightly the lens cover against the lens unit. The fasteners are threaded forwardly into the lens cover from a rear side of the dissipation seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: T.Y.C. BROTHER INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Feng Lin, Yu-Bin Thao, Shih-Ting Tsai
  • Patent number: 10508799
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to a lighted tree formed from a tree trunk section retaining a battery holder, branches extending from the trunk section, a light source disposed to emit light from a branch and electrically connected to the trunk section, and a base, adapted to mechanically support the trunk section and electrically connect the battery holder to an energy source external to the trunk section. In an illustrative example, the light source may be an LED-illuminated optic fiber. In some embodiments, the energy source may be a photovoltaic collector or multifrequency energy harvester. In some designs, the battery holder may adaptively maintain electrical polarity independent of battery orientation. In various implementations, battery holders may be stacked or rotated to one another to configure parallel or series batteries. Various embodiments may advantageously retain batteries in rotationally interconnected tree sections for common charging, or single in-tube section for smaller trees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventor: Michael M. McRae
  • Patent number: 10488572
    Abstract: There are provided a light emitting unit that enhances the uniformity of in-plane colors, as well as a display and a lighting apparatus that include such a light emitting unit thereon. The light emitting unit includes: a plurality of light emitting sections each having a light source and a wavelength conversion member, the wavelength conversion member converting a wavelength of light emitted from the light source; an optical component having a light incident surface in opposition to the plurality of light emitting sections; and a color unevenness prevention structure suppressing direct entering of light from the light source into the optical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Shingo Ohkawa, Tomoharu Nakamura, Gen Yonezawa
  • Patent number: 10480755
    Abstract: A back plate assembly with variable curvatures is disclosed. It comprises a flexible back plate, a connecting component, and an adjustment mechanism, and the adjustment mechanism comprises a connecting shaft disposed on the back plate, and the connecting component connects to the connecting shaft and abuts to the back plate, and the adjustment mechanism adjusts the connecting component on the connecting shaft to modulate clamping force of the back plate received from the connecting component. The back plate assembly can adapt to the backlight units and the display devices with different curvatures based on the requirement of the bend degree. Many kind of the back plate assemblies do not need to be manufactured to fit the backlight unit and the display device having different curvatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Shihhsiang Chen, Dehua Li
  • Patent number: 10480762
    Abstract: A lighting fixture is provided. The lighting fixture includes a fixture body including an elongated shape, a first end, and a second end. First and second body mounts are connected to the fixture body and configured to be mounted on first and second lighting ducts. A light source is accommodated in the fixture body and configured to emit laser light. A power supply is accommodated in the fixture body and electrically connected to the light source. A light guide includes an entrance end and an exit end. The entrance end is optically connected to the light source. The light guide is configured to guide the laser light from the light source to the exit end. A lamp is attached to the fixture body and optically connected to the exit end of the light guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ichirou Tanimura, Hiroe Kubo
  • Patent number: 10480738
    Abstract: An electrical device, method of making the device, and method of using the device. The device can be incorporated into illumination configurations, as in lighting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Neal Nelson
  • Patent number: 10436422
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods of attaching accessories to LED lamps and for providing active accessories in LED lamps are disclosed. The active accessories include single-function active accessories as well as multi-function active accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SORAA, INC.
    Inventors: Laszlo Takacs, Wilfred A. Martis, Frank Shum, Artem Mishin, Vinod Khosla, Radha Nayak, Michael Ragan Krames
  • Patent number: 10427599
    Abstract: A seat illuminating system (101D) for, in particular sunlight-like, illuminating a target region (144) comprises a seat arrangement (140) having a seat surface (142A). The target region (144) is defined for a person sitting on the seat surface (142A). The seat illuminating system (101D) comprises further a mounting structure (150A) being spatially fixed with respect to the seat arrangement (140); a reflector unit (106) mounted at the mounting structure (150A) and comprising a reflective surface and a luminous layer for homogenously emitting diffuse light at a first color, the luminous layer extending in front of the reflective surface and comprising a visible front area section (110A) of the reflector unit (106).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: COELUX S.R.L.
    Inventors: Paolo Di Trapani, Davide Magatti
  • Patent number: 10393327
    Abstract: A lumen wand includes a wand portion formed of a transparent or semi-transparent material having a paddle-like shape with a thickness, a length, and a width. The thickness is substantially less than at least the length. A grip is coupled to one end of the wand portion. An illumination element is configured to emit light into a proximal edge of the wand portion at the one end. The emitted light is propagated by the wand portion such that light is emitted from surfaces of the wand portion other than the proximal edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Joseph F. Domingo
  • Patent number: 10379399
    Abstract: A display device including a backlight unit; and an image forming unit configured to transmit or block light emitted from the backlight unit to create an image, wherein the backlight unit includes a light source, a reflector sheet configured to absorb light having a predetermined wavelength range among light emitted from the light source, and to reflect non-absorbed light, and an optical sheet configured to absorb light having the predetermined wavelength range among the light emitted from the light source, and to transmit non-absorbed light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Ho Choi, Yong-Hun Kwon, Tae-Hyeong Kim, Chun Soon Park, Young Chol Lee, Jong Cheol Lee, Jae Hak Cho, Seung Hun Chae, Hyung Jin Ha
  • Patent number: 10295131
    Abstract: A solar simulator with at least one lamp module, where the luminous module contains multiple light generating units is disclosed. Each of the light generating units contain at least one semiconductor light source, which generate light in a plurality of separately controllable wavelength ranges. Disposed downstream from the light generating units is a light-concentrating primary optical unit. A light-homogenizing secondary optical unit is likewise disposed downstream of the light generating units. And an imaging tertiary optical unit is disposed downstream of the secondary optical unit. A method for operating the solar simulator and the light generating units in such a way that the solar simulator generates light radiation that alters over time is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventor: Nico Morgenbrod
  • Patent number: 10293232
    Abstract: Certain preferred embodiments of the present invention provide an improved light raising and lowering apparatus and method for a basketball goal. A light assembly is mounted at the upper end of an arcuate pole. The pole extends through two pairs of rollers. The pole can be rolled upward and downward to raise and lower the light assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Indian Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Brangers, Philip Elpers
  • Patent number: 10288268
    Abstract: The invention relates to an illuminant (23) and a socket (20) for a lamp (15). The features of the socket (20) can be implemented also independently of the features of the illuminant (23). The illuminant (23) has a preferably planar illumination surface (24). One or more semiconductor lighting elements are arranged within an illuminant housing (30). The illuminant connection device (70) required for mechanical and electrical connection to the socket (20) is provided on the rear face (66) of the illuminant (23), said rear face (66) lying opposite the illumination surface (24). The dimensions of the illuminant are preferably greater than the dimensions of the socket (10) such that the illuminant (23) fully covers the socket when looking onto the illumination surface (24), resulting in a particularly appealing look. Said socket and illuminant (23) modularly achieve large total illumination surfaces in a lamp (15) and an appealing overall appearance in a very simple manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: Panasonic Corporation, OSRAM OLED GmbH, OLEDWorks GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Spintge, Karsten Diekmann, Britta Goeoetz, Steven Rossbach, Tom Munters, Vincent Johannes Jacobus Van Montfort
  • Patent number: 10260725
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a heat dissipation casing and an LED module. The heat dissipation casing includes an upper cover, a lower cover and a plurality of side covers. The upper cover has a plurality of first holes. The lower cover and the upper cover are opposite to each other. The side covers are connected to the upper cover and the lower cover, wherein there are at least two chamfered surfaces between the at least two side covers and the upper cover, and the chamfered surfaces have a plurality of second holes. The LED module is disposed inside the heat dissipation casing and located on the lower cover. The LED module has a light emitting surface, and the light emitting surface and the first and the second holes are respectively located on opposite sides of the LED module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PlayNitride Inc.
    Inventors: Jun-Yu Lin, Wen-Jie Lu, Kuan-Yung Liao, Sheng-Yuan Sun
  • Patent number: 10218148
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a semiconductor laser element; a cap defining a through-hole allowing light from the semiconductor laser element to pass therethrough; and a wavelength converting member disposed in the through-hole defined in the cap, the wavelength converting member being configured to emit light that has a wavelength different from a wavelength of light from the semiconductor laser element. The cap includes a first member made of a ceramic, and a second member made of a metal material. The through-hole includes a first through-hole penetrating the first member, and a second through-hole penetrating the second member. The wavelength converting member is disposed on the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takafumi Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10208899
    Abstract: A light source includes a semiconductor light emitting device; and a wavelength converter. The wavelength converter includes: a substrate; a phosphor layer disposed on the substrate; and a light reflective layer disposed on the substrate so as to surround the phosphor layer. The phosphor layer includes phosphor particles and a first matrix material in which the phosphor particles are dispersed. The light reflective layer includes inorganic compound particles and a second matrix material in which the inorganic compound particles are dispersed. The inorganic compound particles have a refractive index higher than that of the first matrix material. The first matrix material has a refractive index higher than that of the phosphor particles. The phosphor particles have a refractive index higher than that of the second matrix material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuma Mima, Yoshihisa Nagasaki, Takahiro Hamada, Takashi Ohbayashi, Yukihiko Sugio
  • Patent number: 10203229
    Abstract: A pointerless instrument cluster utilizes a light source and a focal component to project a light image onto a gauge face plate, thereby projecting an image of a pointer onto the gauge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: David Pineda Deom
  • Patent number: 10191314
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel, a backlight unit, and an accommodation member for accommodating the display panel and the backlight unit. The accommodation member includes a bottom part defining a bottom surface of the accommodation member, and a plurality of side surface parts which is connected to the bottom part and defines side surfaces of the accommodation member, in which a position where the side surface parts are connected to the bottom part varies based on sizes of the display panel and the backlight unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seongkoo Jeong