Patents Examined by Omar Rojas Cadima
  • 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
    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
    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
    Inventor: Seongkoo Jeong
  • Patent number: 10185073
    Abstract: Disclosed is a product comprising a luminous surface, the product comprising a light guide (10) providing said luminous surface, said light guide comprising a plurality of scattering elements (12) for producing a substantially homogeneous light output across said luminous surface; and a first solid state lighting element (20) arranged to emit a beam of light (30) into the light guide; wherein the light guide further comprises a body (40) arranged to create a region (50) in the light guide shaded from said beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventors: Bram Knaapen, Anthonie Hendrik Bergman, Tim Dekker
  • Patent number: 10174919
    Abstract: A clip-on light assembly includes a semi-cylindrical body that fits onto a cylindrical reservoir of fluid to be dispensed and a light carried at a front of the body and projecting a light beam in front of a dispensing tip of the reservoir. A battery is carried by the body and is electrically connected to the light. The light can be an LED. A circuit board carries a circuit electrically connected to the LED, the circuit board and battery contained in a compartment fixed to the body. The circuit can include a port for recharging the battery via a cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Peter Greg Flatsoussis
  • Patent number: 10151446
    Abstract: A variety of light-emitting devices are disclosed that are configured to output light provided by a light source. In general, embodiments of the light-emitting devices feature a light source and an extractor element coupled to the light source, where the extractor element includes, at least in part, a total internal reflection (TIR) surface. Luminaires incorporating light-emitting devices of this type are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventors: Ingo Speier, Hans Peter Stormberg, Robert C. Gardner, Gregory A. Magel, Ferdinand Schinagl, Roland H. Haitz
  • Patent number: 10129966
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a backlight module, a display device and a method for manufacturing the display device. The backlight module includes: a backlight module body and a conductive light-shielding adhesive for bonding the backlight module body and a display panel, the backlight module body is provided with a connecting wire for electrically connecting to the display panel circuit board arranged on the display panel, the display panel circuit board is provided with a ground terminal. According to the present invention, static electricity on the display panel may flow to the ground terminal through the conductive light-shielding adhesive, the backlight module body and the display panel circuit board, by providing the conductive light-shielding adhesive and the connecting wire on the backlight module, such that the effects of increasing the static electricity protection capability to the backlight module and the life of the display panel are achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Jiaqiang Wang, Rui Liu, Quanzhong Wang
  • Patent number: 10119669
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a vehicle lamp including: a main bracket pivotably supported to a lamp body; and a sub-bracket pivotably supported to the main bracket. A first optical unit is supported directly to the main bracket, and three second optical units are supported to the main bracket via the sub-bracket. An optical axis adjustment for the first optical unit and the three second optical units is collectively performed by pivoting of the main bracket, and an optical axis deviation between the first optical unit and the three second optical units is corrected by pivoting of the sub-bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hajime Arai
  • Patent number: 10094964
    Abstract: A direct back-lit light guide structure is applied to a light guide plate and a back-lit module. The light guide plate has a light-ejection surface and a light-inject surface opposite to the light-ejection surface. The back-lit module comprises at least one point-light source located on the light-ejection surface. The direct back-lit light guide structure comprises at least one asymmetric concave structure formed on the light-ejection surface, and each the point-light source is corresponding to one asymmetric concave structure in such a manner that the point-light source projects light directly toward the asymmetric concave structure. Each the asymmetric concave structure has a central lowest point. The point-light source is located right below the central lowest point. The direct back-lit light guide structure has advantages of better optical uniformity, higher illumination efficiency, fewer point-light sources required, lower cost, narrower side-frame and thinner light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Entire Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yan Zuo Chen, Wei-Chen Lin
  • Patent number: 10082267
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a light source configured to draw a road surface, a projection lens configured to transmit light emitted from the light source, and a movable shade disposed in the vicinity of a rear focal point of the projection lens. The movable shade includes at least one plate-shaped shade which has a light-shielding surface along a direction orthogonal to an optical axis of the projection lens. The at least one plate-shaped shade is formed with at least one light-transmitting part having an enclosed shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: Hidetada Tanaka, Takeshi Masuda, Yuichi Shibata, Mitsuyuki Mochizuki, Tsukasa Tokida, Kentaro Tani
  • Patent number: 10073214
    Abstract: A display module and a display apparatus having the display module are provided. The display module includes a light guide plate which turns a path of generated light and emits the light through an emitting surface, a quantum dot (QD) sheet provided to correspond to the emitting surface to improve color reproducibility of the light emitted from the light guide plate, and at least one guide member which is fixed inside of a chassis and supports the light guide plate and the QD sheet. Using such a configuration, the color reproducibility of the display module may be improved, and the light guide plate and the QD sheet may be fixed together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventors: Min Gyu Yoon, Sung Yong Park, Heong Seog Lee
  • Patent number: 10072806
    Abstract: A luminaire downlight includes a housing and an outer ring that is disposed below and coupled to the housing using one or more fasteners. The outer ring secures one or more extension arms to the housing. The one or more extension arms are adapted to secure a shade to the luminaire downlight. Further, the luminaire downlight includes a light module that is disposed within and coupled to the housing via the outer ring. In particular, an inner surface of the outer ring is indexed to twist and lock the light module to the housing. Furthermore, the luminaire downlight includes a twist lock ring that is coupled to an inner surface of the light module. Additionally, the luminaire downlight includes a lens that is disposed below the outer ring and coupled to the twist lock ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Kenneth Edward Yarnell
  • Patent number: 10072803
    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: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Neal Nelson