Patents Examined by Omar Rojas
  • Patent number: 11906120
    Abstract: A hybrid function LED auxiliary lamp is provided. The auxiliary lamp comprises a housing and a lighting assembly disposed within the housing. The lighting assembly includes a plurality of LED light sources mounted on a printed circuit board. An optical manifold comprising a plurality of reflective cavities is mounted on the printed circuit board. Each reflective cavity defines a respective corresponding focal point. The LED light sources are aligned with respect to the optical manifold such that a center of each respective LED light source corresponds to a respective focal point of a reflective cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: LUMILEDS LLC
    Inventors: Junxin Wang, Jiangliang Wang, Dongdong Wei, Chen Cai
  • Patent number: 11898724
    Abstract: A light connector capable of connecting to a solar light and a light assembly that includes a light connector connected to a solar light or solar jar light, wherein the light assembly is capable of attaching to any structure that has a modifiable roof, such as an outdoor portable toilet. The light connector includes a main body having attachments and attachment receivers, a main support body having a lower support with a recess, and a grooved upper portion for engaging a solar light or solar jar light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventors: Brian J. Callanan, Colleen M. Bohn, Stephanie A. Bohn
  • Patent number: 11892135
    Abstract: A lighting device is described. The lighting device includes a support structure, which includes a central mounting face and at least one first lateral mounting face adjacent the central mounting face and forming an included angle with the central mounting face of 60° to 90°. The device also includes at least one central light emitting element on the central mounting face and in contact with the support structure and at least one first lateral light emitting element on the first lateral mounting face and in contact with the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventor: Matthias Epmeier
  • Patent number: 11892572
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to multi-channel optical transmitter modules, lidar systems, and methods that involve micromirror devices. An example optical transmitter module includes at least one light-emitter device and a plurality of micromirror devices optically-coupled to the at least one light-emitter device. The at least one light-emitter device is configured to emit respective light beams toward an environment via the micromirror devices. The micromirror devices are configured to deflect the light beams. The optical transmitter module also includes a controller having at least one processor and a memory. The controller is configured to carry out operations. The operations include receiving information indicative of a retroreflector object in the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: James Dunphy, David Schleuning, Ralph Shepard
  • Patent number: 11885475
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to lighting device systems or methods applicable to off-road utility vehicles. The concepts include light sources for light beam production, a housing enclosure that encompasses internal elements and includes opposing front and rear portions. Inventive concepts further include a heatsink arrangement along an outer surface of the rear portion via a fastening system that is configured to transfer generated heat from the light sources and includes a sealing member with fasteners for securing the heatsink through the housing such that the sealing member becomes positioned between the heatsink and interfacing housing structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexis Debiard, Fernando Javier Villanueva
  • Patent number: 11879609
    Abstract: The lamp for a vehicle includes a lamp housing, a light source part housed at the lamp housing and that irradiates light, a bezel installed in the lamp housing, an optical fiber, one end of which is fixed to one side of the bezel and an opposite end of which is assembled on an opposite side of the bezel, connected to the light source part, and that outputs light irradiated from the light source part, and an fixing unit, in which the opposite end of the optical fiber is assembled on the opposite side of the bezel, and the fixing unit includes a bracket fixed to the bezel, and an fixing member, to which the opposite end of the optical fiber is fixed, and assembled in the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ki Ryong Song
  • Patent number: 11879623
    Abstract: Proposed is a lighting device using combined power generation. Particularly, the lighting device using combined power generation includes a first power generation part including a first thermoelectric element whose first surface has a high temperature part formed by solar heat, the first power generation part being configured to generate electrical energy by using the first thermoelectric element, a second power generation part including a second thermoelectric element whose first surface has a high temperature part formed by heat generated from an LED module, the second power generation part being configured to generate electrical energy by using the second thermoelectric element, and a cooling part that is provided between the first power generation part and the second power generation part and simultaneously cools a second surface of each of the first thermoelectric element and the second thermoelectric element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Inventors: Ok Ja Jeon, Seung Won Seo, Xue Bin Yin, Yoon Ju Kook, Bong Hyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 11867369
    Abstract: Linking assemblies are provided for attaching multiple lamps together. One example lamp assembly includes a linking member and first and second fastening devices. The linking member includes first and second sides. The first side includes surface defining a first channel, and the second side includes a surface defining a second channel. The first fastening device is configured to extend through the first channel, thereby securing the first side of the linking member to a side of a first lamp. The second fastening device is configured to extend through the second channel, thereby securing the second side of the linking member to a side of a second lamp. An angle between the first side of the linking member and the side of the first lamp is adjustable based on contact of the side of the first lamp along the surface of the first side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Diode Dynamics, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Trevor Dobbins, Tom Kornblum
  • Patent number: 11852312
    Abstract: A light shielding component including a covering portion, and a snap-fit portion, with the covering portion used to cover a light guide to block the transmission of light rays. The snap-fit portion including at least one slot, which is used to fix the light shielding component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Valeo Vision
    Inventors: Blaise Jars, Vincent Huet
  • Patent number: 11835192
    Abstract: A displacement system for simultaneous displacement of a first and a second light module of a lighting apparatus, wherein the first light module is mounted so that it can swivel about a first swivel axis and the second light module is mounted so that it can swivel about a second swivel axis, and wherein the two swivel axes extend parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: ZKW Group GmbH
    Inventors: Walter Staffenberger, Leopold Pritzl
  • Patent number: 11828431
    Abstract: A lamp for a vehicle, the lamp including a light source configured to emit light, and a light guide body provided forward of the light source and configured to allow the light to enter the light guide body, in which the light guide body includes a body portion, the body portion includes a recessed region formed in a lower surface of the body portion and recessed upward, the recessed region includes a first section extending to be inclined upward in a forward direction, and a second section provided forward of the first section and extending forward or downward from the first section, and a material layer configured to reflect or absorb the light is provided on a surface of the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyun Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 11828428
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp structure includes a heat dissipating device, an LED light source, a reflector, a supporting frame, a light-blocking plate, and a lens unit. The LED light source, the reflector, and the supporting frame are disposed on the heat dissipating device. The LED light source includes a substrate and LED units that are arranged along a lengthwise direction. The reflector has reflection surfaces that are respectively located above the LED units such that light emitted by the LED units is reflected by the reflection surfaces. The light-blocking plate is disposed in the supporting frame and has a frame body and at least one baffle, and the baffle is disposed in the frame body, such that through holes are formed in the frame body so that the light reflected by the plurality of reflection surfaces can pass through the through holes, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: SONAR AUTO PARTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chung-Yi Chang
  • Patent number: 11828423
    Abstract: A light bulb apparatus includes a bracket, a flexible light strip, a bulb shell, a central base and a driver. The bracket includes a central bar and multiple top hooks. The multiple top hooks have first ends connected to the central bar. The flexible light strip has multiple first bending points fixed to second ends of the multiple top hooks for expanding the flexible light strip. a bulb shell. A driver for converting an external power source to a driving current. The central base encloses a part of two wires. The central base exposes first electrodes of the two wires for connecting to the flexible light strip. The central base exposes second electrodes of the two wires for receiving the driving current. The central base and the bulb shell form a closed space for holding the flexible light strip and the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: LEEDARSON LIGHTING CO., LTD
    Inventors: Chunhua Wang, Liangliang Cao, Hongkui Jiang, Juncheng Che, Yanzeng Gao
  • Patent number: 11821603
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting device includes a socket; a substrate; and one first and four second light emitting elements. A square luminance distribution region is defined on light irradiation sides of first and second light emitting elements. A center of distribution region overlaps central axis of device. Distribution region is equally divided into four square first regions whose corners overlap center of distribution region. Each of first regions is equally divided into nine square second regions. A length of one side of second region is 0.8 mm. Luminance of distribution region is 90% or more of a total luminance of light emitted from device. In twenty second regions arranged along sides of distribution region, luminance of one second region is 2% or less of total luminance. In sixteen second regions provided inside twenty second regions, luminance of one second region is 3% or more and 10% or less of total luminance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Tomohiro Matsuo
  • Patent number: 11821601
    Abstract: A lighting assembly for a motor vehicle is described, comprising: a first transparent surface, which is configured to transmit, in use, a low beam; and a second transparent surface, which is configured to transmit, in use, a high beam; an opaque element, which is movable between a first operating position, in which it is far from the first and second surfaces, and a second operating position, in which it obstructs at least one of the first and second surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: FERRARI S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gian Luca Nagliati
  • Patent number: 11815239
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicular lamp that forms a light distribution pattern for traveling having a lower end portion overlapping an upper end portion of a light distribution pattern for passing and is downsized with a simple configuration. The vehicular lamp includes a projection lens that projects light emitted from a first light source to form the light distribution pattern for passing and projects light emitted from a second light source to form the light distribution pattern for traveling. A lower lens part and an upper lens part are set in the projection lens about a lens axis as a center, a lower focus is set on the lens axis in the lower lens part, and an upper focus shorter in focal length than the lower focus is set on the lens axis in the upper lens part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Ichikoh Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroya Imamura, Takashi Muto, Eiji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11813975
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus for a vehicle may include: a housing installed inside the front of a vehicle and formed one side thereof with an opening, a plurality of light emitting units installed inside the housing and configured to emit light toward the opening, and a plurality of flap units rotatably installed in the housing, disposed to face the plurality of light emitting units, and configured to open or close the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Do Hyung Kim, Soon Mo Lee, Moo Kwan Kim
  • Patent number: 11808413
    Abstract: A lamp base includes a housing for at least partial accommodation of a carrier for a light source. Two mutually-opposing guide rails are provided in the housing for the form-fitted insertion of the carrier. The technology is particularly applicable to carriers with LEDs as light sources and addresses problems with adhesive or soldered attachment of the light source carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: LEDVANCE GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Hollaender, Max Zimmermann, Ulrich Biebel
  • Patent number: 11809040
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, a backlight unit, and a light conversion sheet between the display panel and the backlight unit. The backlight unit includes a substrate and light-emitting sections arranged on the substrate, one or more light sources are disposed in each of the light-emitting sections, the light conversion sheet includes first partition walls and light conversion sections arranged to correspond to the light-emitting sections, a first partition wall of the first partition walls is disposed between adjacent light conversion sections of the light conversion sections. Each of the light conversion sections includes first quantum dots emitting a first light and second quantum dots emitting a second light having a color different from a color of the first light, and the at least one light source provides light of a predetermined wavelength to the light conversion sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Wook Kim, Soo Kyung Kwon, Jaeyong Lee
  • Patent number: 11796136
    Abstract: A replacement lighting apparatus for automobiles is slim and includes an industry-leading footprint to fit into modern headlamps' minimal housing space. The lighting apparatus employs chip scale package light emitting diodes (CSP LEDs), flexible metal heat sinks, an improved collar having a watertight seal formed with an elastomeric gasket and the use of at least one, if not multiple, set screws, a wire harness with a nylon braided sleeve, and a solid-state design for maximum performance, long life, and superior scientifically proven heat mitigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Putco, Inc.
    Inventors: Conner Schramm, Parker Freeman, Seth Hoogendoorn, Nicholas Niemeyer, Paul Thomas Adair, James P. Elwell