Patents Examined by Peggy Neils
  • Patent number: 10447987
    Abstract: Provided are a lighting apparatus that is capable of implementing various stereoscopic effects and a lamp for a vehicle including the lighting apparatus. A volumic type, a depth effect, and a stereoscopic effect of optical patterns emitted after an interaction of excited light of emission layers disposed in adjacent light source modules can be implemented so that various designs of three-dimensional (3D) light can be implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dong Hyun Lee
  • Patent number: 10443823
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for mounting a light fixture comprises a plurality of anchor structures attachable to a ceiling at designated locations thereon to form an anchor array to be patterned so as to be complementary with a target location array of a plurality of target locations on the light fixture. A plurality of elongate flexible structures is provided according to the anchor array, each configured to extend from a corresponding anchor structure so as to be orientable to align with a corresponding target location in the target location array when the target location array is unaligned with the anchor array. A plurality of retainers is provided according to the anchor array, each configured to be positionable at a distal location on the corresponding elongate flexible structure, thereby to suspend the light fixture below the ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Axis Lighting Inc.
    Inventors: Stephane Béland, Jamie Katz, Andrew Miles, Howard Yaphe
  • Patent number: 10443813
    Abstract: A lens (1) comprising a centrally extending axis (A) being perpendicular to a lens axis (L) of the lens, the lens being adapted for retracting light rays from a light source positioned off-axis with respect to the centrally extending axis, the lens comprising a first plurality of slits (21, 22, 23, 24) extending entirely in an interior of the lens and comprising a length (l) extending perpendicular to the centrally extending axis, a width (w) extending parallel to the centrally extending axis and a thickness (t) extending perpendicular to both the length and the width, the first plurality of slits being mutually parallel and covering between 40% and 60% of a plane in which both the centrally extending axis (A) and the length (l) and width (w) of the first plurality of slits (21, 22, 23, 24) extend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Anna Wilhelmina Maria Wondergem-De Best, Michel Cornelis Josephus Marie Vissenberg, Johannes Petrus Maria Ansems, Ludovicus Johannes Lambertus Haenen, Dirk Jan Van Kaathoven
  • Patent number: 10436404
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention relates to a lighting device structure that can increase the degree of freedom of a light emitting surface and realize an effect of changing the shape and the three-dimensional feeling of light and there is provided a lighting device including a light guide layer in which light exit surfaces are formed on one surface and on the other surface opposite to the one surface; a light emitting module that is embedded in the light guide layer and disposed at an outer periphery of a light exit surface of the light guide layer; and a light-transmitting printed circuit board that mounts an light emitting device on the light emitting module and is disposed under the light guide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byoung Eon Lee, Gyeong Il Jin, Kwang Ho Park
  • Patent number: 10436412
    Abstract: A lamp assembly for a vehicle includes a housing that defines a space; an outer lens that covers the space defined by the housing; and a bezel disposed on the space defined by the housing. The lamp assembly also includes a plurality of OLED modules mounted on the bezel that is disposed on the space defined by the housing, the plurality of OLED modules mounted to be separated from each other. The lamp assembly further includes a drive module configured to control the plurality of OLED modules; and a connecting flexible circuit board disposed on at least one of the housing or the bezel, to which each of the plurality of OLED modules is connected and which is connected to the drive module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jonghak Lee
  • Patent number: 10427584
    Abstract: A lamp apparatus may include: a light source having a light source installed therein; optics including an inlet configured to receive light irradiated from the light source, a outlet configured to discharge the light inputted from the inlet and having a plurality of facets formed thereon, and an optical connector connecting the inlet and the outlet; a light guide positioned between the light source and the optics, and configured to guide the light irradiated from the light source toward the optics; and a support configured to support the optics or the light guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung Gu Min, Gun Duk Kim
  • Patent number: 10422507
    Abstract: A luminaire (61) is disclosed with a close coupled ballast (62) having a support arm (66) from which is suspended or hung a reflector, and preferably a variable focus reflector (41), having either a single ended lamp (3) or double ended lamp (23). The luminaire (61) is supported from a greenhouse rafter (9) by filaments (10, 11) which are connected one to the ballast (62) and the other to the free end of the support arm (66). In one embodiment the arm (66) is connected to a rigid side plate (64) which is mounted on the ballast (62). In another embodiment the arm (66) is connected to a side plate (164) which is hinged. The arrangement enables flimsy reflectors (41) to be close coupled with electronic ballasts in a way which minimises Radio Frequency Interference (RFI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Paul Andrew Cronk
  • Patent number: 10415967
    Abstract: A system for determining a position of a light fixture that projects a beam of light on to a stage to form a first beam pattern on the stage includes an observing device located at a predetermined position relative to the stage to observe the first beam pattern. The system also includes a controller in communication with the observing device. The controller is configured to capture from the observing device an image of the first beam pattern on the stage, determine a major dimension and a minor dimension of the first beam pattern from the image, and calculate a position of the light fixture based on the major dimension and the minor dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy P. Nolan, Jonathan Kemble, Mathias Wolf
  • Patent number: 10416356
    Abstract: A lens structure is pre-formed with features that facilitate accurate alignment of a light emitting chip within the lens structure. To ease manufacturing, the features include tapered walls that allow for easy insertion of the light emitting chip into the lens structure, the taper serving to accurately align the light emitting chip when the chip is fully inserted. The taper may include linearly sloped or curved walls, including complex shapes. An adhesive may be used to secure the light emitting chip to the lens structure. The light emitting chips may be picked-and-placed into an array of lens structures, or picked-and-placed onto a substrate that may be overlaid by the array of lens structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Lumileds, LLC
    Inventors: Walter Daeschner, Mikhail Fouksman, Mohiuddin Mala, Ashim Shatil Haque
  • Patent number: 10415774
    Abstract: A lighted lamp frame device including a frame, the frame including a front, a back, a top, a bottom and two sides with each of the two sides including a channel, with the top including a neck configured to hold a first-light-source. Included is at least one piece of glass removably contained within the channel of the frame, and at least one light strip contained within the channel of the frame to provide a second-light-source to illuminate the at least one piece of glass. A power supply electrically is coupled to the light strip via a wire-assembly, a base removably coupled to the frame, and a lamp shade removably coupled to the device to provide a cover for the first-light-source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Loates
  • Patent number: 10416367
    Abstract: A front light module including a light guide plate and a light source is provided. The light guide plate includes a first surface, a second surface and a light entering surface. The second surface is opposite the first surface. The light entering surface has at least one area that is adjacent to the first surface and the second surface. The light source is disposed beside the light entering surface and is configured to illuminate the light guide plate. The at least one area and an optical axis of the light source form a first angle. The first angle is less than 90 degrees. A display module is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Chin-Ju Hsu, Yu-Nan Pao, I-Jeng Chen, Sheng-Chieh Tai, Hsin-Tao Huang
  • Patent number: 10415931
    Abstract: An illuminable device configured to be worn by a mammal and provide visibility to the mammal includes a thermoelectric module and a light source. The illuminable device is configured to be mounted onto a mammal by an article worn by the mammal such that the thermoelectric module is in thermal contact with the mammal's body. The thermoelectric module generates electricity from a thermal gradient, produced from a mammal's body heat that is transferred to the module. The electricity generated by the thermoelectric module powers the light source to illuminate the article worn by the mammal. Related methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Grace Engineering Corp.
    Inventor: Louis Grace, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10408387
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a luminous means comprising an enveloping bulb, a base, a first LED and a second LED, which are assembled on a planar printed circuit board, to be precise on the opposite side thereof in relation to a thickness direction, wherein a first diverging lens is mounted on the first side of the printed circuit board in a manner assigned to the first LED and a second diverging lens is mounted on the second side of the printed circuit board in a manner assigned to the second LED for the purposes of homogenizing the light distribution generated by the luminous means, and the light emitted by the respective LED has a widened luminous intensity distribution downstream of the respective diverging lens in comparison with upstream of the respective diverging lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: LEDVANCE GMBH
    Inventors: Krister Bergenek, Florian Bösl, Andreas Dobner, Tobias Schmidt, Andreas Kloss, Frank Vollkommer
  • Patent number: 10410548
    Abstract: Display module mounting apparatus and methods provide mounting features enabling ease of installation and service. The apparatus may have one or more releasable frame couplers and pivoting releasable frame couplers coupled to a display module having a display plane defined in relation to a substrate. One or more adjustable linkages may adjustably define a standoff distance between the display plane and a support frame to which the module may be mounted by the mounting apparatus. Concave and convex adjustments to the display plane may be made. Operation of pivoting action to tilt the display plane enables installation, removal, and serviceability of large displays constructed with a tiled plurality of display modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Nanolumens Acquisition, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge Perez-Bravo, Qinghua Xiao, Bin Zhu
  • Patent number: 10403180
    Abstract: The examples relate to implementations of an apparatus and a luminaire that use isolated display and lighting portions and optical passages for backlit general illumination through the display. The apparatus includes a general illumination light source, an optical coupling, and an optical array. A luminaire includes the apparatus and a display light board. The display light board may include display light emitters and transparent regions. The transparent regions enable general illumination light to pass through the display light board. The general illumination light source outputs general illumination light that is directed by the optical coupling toward the optical array. The optical array has optical passages and optical array supports. The optical array supports frame the display light emitters and the optical passages channel the directed general illumination light from the optical coupling around display light emitters framed near the optical array supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Ravi Kumar Komanduri, An Mao
  • Patent number: 10401001
    Abstract: A portable light source unit for being coupled to an instrument is provided. The unit includes a housing having a port for receiving a light guide end tip of the instrument, a battery and LED mounted within the housing, and a pull tab that extends through the housing and electrically isolates the LED from the battery. Upon removal of the pull tab, an electrical connection is completed between the battery and the LED. The unit also includes driver circuitry for the LED ensuring that a constant level of current is provided to the LED so that the LED produces light of a constant brightness. The driver circuitry also produces a current spike for breaking an inline fuse when a remaining charge of the battery is unable to provide a voltage at the constant level of current above a pre-determined threshold level thereby de-energizing the LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Sunoptic Technologies LLC
    Inventors: David T Kennedy, Brandon M Closson
  • Patent number: 10394035
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a backlight module. The backlight module is configured for use in a transparent display device and comprises: an optical splitter; and a light source arranged at a side of the optical splitter and emitting light towards the optical splitter. The optical splitter is configured to split light emitted from the light source into a first light beam and a second light beam, wherein the first light beam is configured for supplying backlight, and the second light beam is configured for illuminating background behind the optical splitter. The present disclosure also relates to a transparent display device, comprising the above described backlight module; as well as an array substrate and a color film substrate arranged in front of the backlight module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xin Wang, Pan Ni, Fan Yang, Yan Lu
  • Patent number: 10386629
    Abstract: A light-enhancement device includes a wavelength conversion member and a wavelength controlling element. The wavelength conversion member includes a light-transmissive substrate and wavelength conversion material which is disposed within the light-transmissive substrate for converting a portion of light with a first wavelength into another light with a second wavelength. The wavelength controlling element is disposed on a surface of the light-transmissive substrate for reflecting another portion of the light with the first wavelength into the light-transmissive substrate and enabling the portion of the light with the second wavelength to pass through the wavelength controlling element. A roughness of the surface of the light-transmissive substrate facing towards the wavelength controlling element is configured to be 0-1 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: LEXTAR ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chih-Hao Lin, Hui-Ru Wu, Jo-Hsiang Chen, Tzong-Liang Tsai
  • Patent number: 10378719
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighting device (1) for a motor vehicle headlight, comprising a light module (2) with at least one light emission source (10), a primary lens (100) and a secondary lens (300), wherein said primary lens (100) comprises at least one light-conducting ancillary lens (102) which is designed to direct light (50) captured by the at least one light emission source (10) through at least one light-emitting surface (103) of the ancillary lens and on to the secondary lens (300) arranged downstream in optical longitudinal axial direction (150), and wherein the secondary lens (300) is designed to image a light distribution, which forms on the light-emitting surface (103) of the ancillary lens, in an area in front of the lighting device (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ZKW Group GmbH
    Inventors: Lukas Taudt, Bettina Reisinger, Andreas Moser
  • Patent number: 10378741
    Abstract: A lighting assembly is disclosed that is sold in a kit/package with a single, dual conductor wire that forms an electrical “loop”. Both free ends of a first conductor of the wire are connected to the same conductor socket and both free ends of a second conductor are connected to the other conductor socket. During installation, a contractor can simply cut with wire loop to provide a pre-wired light assembly that is ready to be daisy-chained to other light assemblies or electrical equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: The Toro Company
    Inventor: Michael Borgeson