Patents Examined by Omar Rojas
  • Patent number: 10935307
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a luminous sofa cup holder comprising the cup body, the mounting base for supporting the cup body, the light source, the cooling/heating module, the temperature sensor and the control circuit for detecting the temperature of the cup body, either directly or indirectly, wherein the cup body is provided with an empty cavity, wherein the edge of the upper opening of the empty cavity is a flanging structure, which protrudes on the outer side of the cup body, wherein the light source is disposed over the outer side of the cup body; wherein the mounting base is a hollow body provided with at least one opening; wherein the cup body inserts into the mounting base through the opening provided on the mounting base; wherein the light source is held tightly by the cup body and the mounting base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Scott Xue, Peter Zhong, Sapu Li
  • Patent number: 10935231
    Abstract: A ring-shaped light includes a ring-shaped frame, the ring-shaped frame having a void portion in the middle of the ring-shaped frame, such that when the ring-shaped frame is located on a mirror, a face of a user looking into the mirror through the void is viewable to the user. The ring-shaped light further includes a plurality of light sources mounted around the ring-shaped frame in a circular fashion. The ring-shaped light further includes a bridge, the bridge located in a bottom section of the void, the bridge including a slot for receiving a smartphone. The ring-shaped light further includes a sensor for activating the plurality of light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: AYLO LLC
    Inventor: Luke Frydenger
  • Patent number: 10935210
    Abstract: A lighting assembly includes a heat sink including a pad surface, and an LED mounted on the pad surface. An optical device is optically coupled to the LED, and a support structure is provided for connecting the optical device to the heat sink. The support structure includes fixation spacers to connect the supporting structure to the heat sink, and both the LED and the fixation spacers contact the pad surface on a common plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Julien Hemon, Fred Roth
  • Patent number: 10928027
    Abstract: A lamp assembly for a vehicle comprising a housing, a reflector mounted in the housing, a light source, a printed circuit board or PCB mounted on a heatsink of the lamp assembly and coupled to the light source to control operation of the light source. The PCB has a first connector for coupling to a second connector comprising a body having a plurality of resilient or elastic arms that each have a detent for locking the connector to the component and retain electrical contact with the PCB. The wall of the heatsink defines an aperture for receiving the second connector and provides a locking surface that deflects the arms towards the body while engaging and cooperating with the detents to lock the connector to the PCB. The free end of the arms extend beyond the mounting wall and are actuated to unlock the connector from the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Jeffrey Hunt, Jonathan Blandin
  • Patent number: 10918965
    Abstract: A wearable, illuminating mask including a facepiece with slots located in side edges of the facepiece, wherein the facepiece is connected to bases of temples, wherein each base of temples includes a front and back cover that are attachable to one another. The front and back covers each include an inner wall portion, which portions each comprise a c-shaped support. These c-shaped supports extend towards each other when the front and back covers are connected together and form a cradle that align an LED with the slots of the facepiece, so as to illuminate the mask at specifically designed portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: LightUpToys.com, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Kelly, Joshua C. Kelly, Max Armendariz Lalama, Ariel Macaulay Bruton
  • Patent number: 10920945
    Abstract: A light bulb includes a light bulb body that has a bulbous portion that narrows into a neck portion. The neck portion extends into a base portion. An array of LEDs is mounted in the bulbous portion. One or more solar photovoltaic panels are mounted in or on the neck portion. A battery is disposed in the light bulb body, which powers the LEDs and which is charged by the one or more solar photovoltaic panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Gama Sonic USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Lazar Izradel
  • Patent number: 10920965
    Abstract: A utility drop light having a shield for directing light in a particular direction and preventing the light from shining in the user's eyes is provided according to the invention. The utility drop light includes a translucent light tube having a first end and a second end, a light source positioned within the translucent light tube between the first and second ends thereof, and a light shield extending from the first end of the translucent light tube to the second end of the translucent light tube. The light shield is positioned between the translucent light tube and the light source. The light shield is rotatable relative to the light tube and is weighted such that the light shield is always positioned above the light source relative to the earth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: David Jarvis
  • Patent number: 10906476
    Abstract: A vehicle trim part having a layered, decorative finish is provided. The part includes a polymeric substrate, a decorative layer overlying the polymeric substrate and a light-transmissive, protective layer overlying and protecting the decorative layer. The protective layer includes a front surface and a rear surface having a surface portion with a translucent surface finish. The decorative layer has an opening extending from a rear surface of the decorative layer to a front surface of the decorative layer and aligned with the translucent surface finish. Both a cross section of the opening at the front surface of the decorative layer and the translucent surface finish are sized and shaped to form a light pattern which is visible at the front of the part when artificial lighting illuminates the translucent surface finish from the rear of the part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Global IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Darius J. Preisler, Christopher A. Heikkila
  • Patent number: 10907794
    Abstract: A motor vehicle light assembly includes a housing; a light source disposed in the housing, and a light-transmissive lens operably attached to the housing. A heater member is disposed between the housing and the light-transmissive lens. The heater member is configured to radiate heat emitted from the light source, with the heater member being routed to direct the radiated heat onto the light-transmissive lens to regulate the temperature of the light-transmissive lens to inhibit fogging, frosting and icing of the light-transmissive lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA CLOSURES INC.
    Inventors: Traian Miu, Gabriele Wayne Sabatini, Kurt Matthew Schatz
  • Patent number: 10907818
    Abstract: Illuminated vanity mirror assemblies are disclosed. In one example implementation, an illuminated vanity mirror assembly includes a front panel having a front face and a rear face. The front face can include a reflective surface. The illuminated vanity mirror can include a mirror housing and at least one light source positioned within the mirror housing. The illuminated vanity mirror can include a first mount attached to the rear face of the front panel at or adjacent to the first edge of the rear face of the front panel. The first mount can have a downward facing lip. The mirror housing can define a cavity configured to receive at least a portion of the downward facing lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Dhavalkumar Prabhudas Patel
  • Patent number: 10897806
    Abstract: Modules, devices, systems and methods that allow for remotely changing the white colors of LEDS (light emitting diodes) in overhead or wall mounted lights, as well as in ceiling fan lights by a remote control or wall switch, without requiring a three-position mechanical switch mounted on the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: CHIEN LUEN INDUSTRIES CO., LTD., INC.
    Inventors: Charles E. Bucher, Zachary Zauhar
  • Patent number: 10881174
    Abstract: An illuminable sun umbrella comprising a base, a vertical rod, an armrest, a pull rod, an umbrella frame and an umbrella cloth, wherein a plurality of light-transmitting film bags is fixedly arranged on the inner surface of the umbrella cloth, and an LED light strip is inserted into the light-transmitting film bag; the LED light strip is integrally placed into the light-transmitting film bag; the LED light strip is provided with a battery compartment connector, and the battery compartment connector is arranged outside the opening of the light-transmitting film bag; a battery compartment is arranged on the umbrella frame, and is electrically connected with the battery compartment connector; due to the simple circuit connection structure, the illuminable sun umbrella of the present invention can be conveniently installed and maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Ziguo Wang
  • Patent number: 10875444
    Abstract: An illumination device, such as the type used for vehicle exterior applications, includes a housing with light collimating and spreading portions, a circuit card assembly with one or more light sources (e.g., LEDs), and a lens. The illumination device may be arranged so that light emitted by the LEDs reflects off of a metalized interior surface of the light collimating portion in a collimated fashion and travels towards the light spreading portion, the collimated light then reflects off of a metalized interior surface of the light spreading portion in a spread fashion and travels towards the lens, and the spread light passes through the lens and travels towards an intended target region. The illumination device may be installed, for example, in a rear hatch of a vehicle and used in conjunction with a backup camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: REBO LIGHTING & ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Irgang, Jack Bodem, Scott Schoeff
  • Patent number: 10871270
    Abstract: An optical device for a light fixture can include a quasi-semi-cylindrical outer perimeter that includes a substantially planar bottom surface, a top surface located adjacent to the bottom surface, where the top surface has a curvature, and a pair of side surfaces located adjacent to the bottom surface and the top surface, where the pair of side surfaces are located opposite each other. The optical device can also include a body bounded by the outer perimeter. The optical device can further include an inner optical feature disposed in the body at the bottom surface, where the inner optical feature forms a cavity bounded by multiple segments, wherein each two adjacent segments form an angle relative to each other. The cavity can be configured to receive a light source of the light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Orestes Orbe
  • Patent number: 10866456
    Abstract: A light emitting module with a reduced thickness is provided. A method of manufacturing a light emitting module sequentially includes: providing a light guiding plate having a first main surface being a light emitting surface, and a second main surface on the side opposite to the first main surface; providing a plurality of light emitting elements on the light guiding plate; and forming a wiring electrically connecting the plurality of light emitting elements. A light emitting module includes: a light guiding plate having a first main surface and a second main surface; a plurality of wavelength conversion parts disposed at the second main surface of the light guiding plate so as to be spaced apart from each other; a plurality of light emitting elements respectively bonded to the plurality of wavelength conversion parts; and a wiring connected to the plurality of light emitting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tadao Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10865967
    Abstract: A modular electrical system for a plurality of accessories disposable on a support structure. In one embodiment, the support structure is a reconfigurable support system, such as a reconfigurable auto carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Emergency Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas V. Baker, Michael Walma, Brandon Jacobsen, David Cloud, Jonathan Lavelette
  • Patent number: 10838255
    Abstract: A direct view display device includes a light unit, a collimating unit, an image display unit, and a contrast enhancement unit. The contrast enhancement unit includes opposing first and second major surfaces. The first major surface includes an array of optical elements. The second major surface includes a light absorbing layer and an array of apertures in the light absorbing layer and corresponding to the array of optical elements. The optical elements are disposed between the light unit and the light absorbing layer. The collimating unit is disposed between the light unit and the contrast enhancement unit. The image display unit is disposed between the collimating unit and the contrast enhancement unit. The contrast enhancement unit and the image display unit are arranged such that each optical element of the contrast enhancement unit is aligned with at least one corresponding pixel of the image display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin Thomas Gahagan, Jacques Gollier, Dmitri Vladislavovich Kuksenkov
  • Patent number: 10822001
    Abstract: A rail vehicle lighting device includes: a plurality of short lighting fixtures assembled into a long lighting fixture having a shape matching with a shape of an irregular interior decoration. Each of the short lighting fixtures is provided with a section body. A light source is provided on the section body. The section body is twisted such that included angles between each of the light sources and a horizontal plane are consistent. In the rail vehicle lighting device, the plurality of short lighting fixtures is assembled into the long lighting fixture having the shape matching with the shape of the irregular interior decoration, thereby satisfying a requirement on a shape of a lighting fixture. By arranging the twisted section body, respective points of the long lighting fixture have consistent light source illumination angles, thereby achieving a satisfactory illumination effect inside a carriage having an irregular interior decoration, and accordingly improving the appearance of the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: CRRC Qingdao Sifang Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haiyan Zhang, Yongxu Li, Long Zhao, Xueliang Wang, Keshu Zhang, Zhiguo Li
  • Patent number: 10808896
    Abstract: A lighting assembly is provided which comprises a light fixture in combination with a support grid such as a drop ceiling t-bar. The light fixture can be configured to use a t-bar as the main form of support. The light fixture can be push-fit onto a t-bar or use a clip to join two or more portions of the light fixture to an installed t-bar. Once attached to the T-bar, the light fixture itself can provides support for a ceiling tile. Various embodiments are provided which achieve a variety of light distributions useful in typical illumination applications. Both recessed and suspended fixture types are achieved in various embodiments which are particularly well suited for LED lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ARON Lighting LLC
    Inventors: Josh Casement, Clay Mohrman, Jeffrey Corvese, Terence Yeo, Timothy Kelly
  • Patent number: 10807518
    Abstract: A tailgate assembly includes a tailgate body having a first receiver at a first lateral end and a second receiver at a second later end, a first light module held in the first receiver and a second light module held in the second receiver. The tailgate assembly may also include a third light module. The light modules illuminate a cargo area on the ground adjacent the tailgate and may be removed to a remote location if desired. A related illumination method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Jorge Adolfo Miranda Nieto