Patents Examined by Robert J May
  • Patent number: 10441014
    Abstract: An artificial tree including a first tree portion including a first trunk and first secured electrical connector. The first trunk comprises a first end, a main portion, and a second flared end defining second-end inside and outside diameters. The first connector is in the main portion and comprises a body with a diameter less than the second-end inside diameter for easy insertion through the second end and into the main portion. A second tree portion couples to the first, and includes a second trunk and a second secured electrical connector. The second trunk comprises a first end, an angled transition portion, a main portion, and a second end, the angled transition portion joining the first end and main portion. The second connector comprises a first portion aligned axially with a second portion, the second portion secured to the main portion, and the first portion inserted into the narrower first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Willis Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Johnny Chen
  • Patent number: 10443830
    Abstract: A light socket adapter configured for use with specialty lighting, for example ornamental lighting features, which may not be compatible with a standard socket wherein the light socket adapter is capable of rotation at an angle, bending and flexing in any direction desired and being suitable for extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Stewart I. Weston, Fortino Reyes
  • Patent number: 10443796
    Abstract: A light distribution system of an LED strip lamp, comprising a light source module, a reflective device disposed in a light-emitting direction of the light source module, and an illuminated surface which receives the reflected light from the light reflective device, the illuminated surface includes a ground surface and a main illuminated surface perpendicular to the ground surface, the light source module includes at least one LED chip, each of the LED chips has an optical axis, the optical axis is perpendicular to the vertical, in the cross section along the vertical direction and the optical axis, the reflective device includes a main reflective surface, it is difficult for the light to directly enter the eyes of the user, so that it can achieve the purpose of preventing glare.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Self Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoyun Liu, Jianguo Dong, Zuping He
  • Patent number: 10429041
    Abstract: A ceiling light LED retrofit kit is provided. The kit is configured for attachment to an existing, installed linear fluorescent tube lighting fixture. The kit includes a light panel, a first profile extending along a first longitudinal side of the existing fluorescent light fixture, and a second profile extending along a second longitudinal side of an existing light fixture. The retrofit kit light panel includes light emitting diodes. A raceway may be defined between the retrofit kit and the previously-installed fixture, in which wiring and other components may reside away from you.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: POWER CONCEPTS, LLC
    Inventors: Bryan Beatenbough, Ryan Haley
  • Patent number: 10429022
    Abstract: A headlight for a motor vehicle includes a light source, a projection lens, an optical element that corrects a chromatic aberration of the projection lens and a screen arranged between the light source and the projection lens, on which screen the corrective optical element is mounted at a distance from the projection lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Rouven Haberkorn, Justus Illium, Philipp Roeckl, Gregor Krieg
  • Patent number: 10415771
    Abstract: Provided are wearable lights or lights that can be attached to accessories when carrying out activities in low-light or no-light conditions. The wearable lights incorporate a portion of non-magnetic material with an internal chamber with a low friction internal surface that is surrounded by a copper coil. A magnet is passed through the internal chamber, allowing the copper coil to break the magnetic fields of the magnet, which creates a burst of electrical current. The current is used to emit light through LED's. Movement of the wearer/user generates the movement of the magnet in the internal chamber, and repelling magnets at the top and bottom of the internal chamber assist the magnet in moving back and forth through the chamber. The inventive device can be adapted for use in many sporting and other applications, such as in running shoes, running belts, rucksacks and as stand-alone wearable lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Positively Human Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Alexander Lawton, Benjamin Jandrell
  • Patent number: 10405678
    Abstract: Apparatus and method illuminate items of merchandise displayed at a point-of-purchase, wherein the items are suspended from a peg having a distal end placed at a support structure, the peg projecting in a longitudinal direction from the support structure to a proximal end placed adjacent the point-of-purchase. An adjacent bar extends from the support structure to a terminal end adjacent the proximal end of the peg and carries a plate secured to the terminal end, with the terminal end of the bar and the plate spaced from the proximal end of the peg. An elongate beam is provided with a track extending in lateral directions along a rearward surface of the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Henschel-Steinau, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. DeSena
  • Patent number: 10400974
    Abstract: An illumination device, a headlight, and a movable body are provided which can increase luminosity and resolution at a central region or a peripheral region in an illuminable region. A primary lens is placed at a light emission side of a plurality of light sources, and the primary lens includes a plurality of light guides corresponding in a one-to-one relationship to the plurality of light sources. A size of a light exit surface of a light guide corresponding to a light source which illuminates a central region in the illuminable region of the headlight is set to differ from a size of a light exit surface of a light guide corresponding to a light source which illuminates a peripheral region surrounding the central region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Kanayama, Yasuharu Ueno, Hiroya Tsuji, Tomoyuki Ogata
  • Patent number: 10399483
    Abstract: An illumination assembly is provided herein. The illumination assembly includes a first light source configured to generate an illumination pattern. A second light source is configured to generate an image within the illumination pattern. A lens is optically coupled with the first and second light sources. A controller is configured to control the activation state of the first and second light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Bradley Johnson, Stuart C. Salter, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Stephen Kenneth Helwig, James J. Surman
  • Patent number: 10391925
    Abstract: A headlight includes a housing, a low-beam light source and a high-beam light source, a board, and an upper inner lens and a lower inner lens. The low-beam light source and the high-beam light source are each formed of an LED that is housed in the housing and radiates light. The board controls light beams emitted from the low-beam light source and the high-beam light source. The upper inner lens and the lower inner lens are provided in the housing and allow each of the light beams emitted from the low-beam light source and the high-beam light source to be transmitted through the upper inner lens and the lower inner lens toward the vehicle front side. At least part of the board is disposed to overlap with the rear side of the upper inner lens for the low-beam light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Takenaka, Hidemasa Aoki
  • Patent number: 10393952
    Abstract: Provided is an optical unit which includes a light guide plate configured to emit light made incident thereon through a light incident side surface from one surface thereof, and a reflection sheet disposed to face the light guide plate, wherein the reflection sheet has a projection piece which protrudes with respect to a surface of the reflection sheet on one edge thereof. The projection piece is held with being in surface contact with any one side surface of the light guide plate, thereby the reflection sheet is held so as to face the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Sakai Display Products Corporation
    Inventor: Yasumori Kuromizu
  • Patent number: 10393947
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, and a backlight unit including a light guide plate which guides light in an upward direction toward the display panel and including a transmission region and a reflection region; a supporting pattern at the reflection region; a reflection layer on upper and side surfaces of the supporting pattern; and an insulating layer which covers the transmission region and the reflection layer at the reflection region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jungsuk Bang, Hyunyoung Jung, Kwangsoo Bae, Minjeong Oh, Haeju Yun
  • Patent number: 10390399
    Abstract: An LED assembly is disclosed that comprises a based formed around terminals and a substrate. An LED array is positioned on the substrate in a recess. The LED array is electrically coupled to the terminals, which may be part of a connector formed in the base. An emission disk can be positioned over the LED array. If desired, circuitry can be supplied on the base that helps control or condition the supplied power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel B. McGowan, Victor Zaderej, Michael C. Picini
  • Patent number: 10386035
    Abstract: A luminaire for a motor vehicle bodywork includes a light source configured to generate light beams, an optical waveguide configured to forward the light beams, and an optical sheet configured to emit the light beams. The optical sheet is arranged at an angle (?), which is greater than 0°, with respect to the optical waveguide. A contact is formed between the optical waveguide and the optical sheet. The optical waveguide is configured to transfer the light beams onto the optical sheet. The light beams are guided into the optical sheet with the aid of at least one light guiding element via the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: DR. ING. H.C. F. PORSCHE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Alexander Rabek, Heinz Redlich, Burkhard Leutiger, Ulrich Bauer, Malte Moessner
  • Patent number: 10386024
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion member includes: a first wavelength converter containing a first wavelength converting material; a second wavelength converter containing a second wavelength converting material different from the first wavelength converting material; a first container member providing a space for accommodating the first wavelength converter; and a second container member facing the first container member and providing a space for accommodating the second wavelength converter. The first container member and the second container member may be at least partially fusion-bonded with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Si Joon Song, Yong Hoon Kwon, Won Jin Kim, Woo Suk Seo, Young Hye Son, Kwang Wook Choi
  • Patent number: 10386029
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is a solar powered submerged lighting system that is self-contained, waterproof and provides underwater lighting during the nighttime. The system contains a solar cell array for charging a battery and electronic elements to control the transmission of the battery power towards a set of LED lights in the absence of solar light. The LED lights contain light projectors to improve the light penetration through the water body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Imack Laydera-Collins
  • Patent number: 10386160
    Abstract: A modular illumination and aiming apparatus, a preferred embodiment of which includes an optical head module, mounting module, and an end cap module. The modular illumination and aiming apparatus is configured to be quickly and intuitively adjusted by a user in response to changing target and environmental conditions. The modular illumination and aiming apparatus is configured to be ergonomically supportive such that a user may maintain a consistent firing grip while activating the illumination and aiming functions. The optical head module is configured to allow the user to change radiation types by adjusting a cap. The alignment mechanism in the optical head module for the radiation source and optics is configured to provide a robust and zero-play optical mount in order to resist recoil and general physical shock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: B.E. MEYERS & CO., INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Bigby, Thomas Alldredge, Matthew Meyers
  • Patent number: 10386567
    Abstract: An optical sheet for a liquid crystal display device includes a plurality of protruding portions provided scatteredly on a back face, in which the protruding portions each have a flattened semi-spherical shape or a flattened conical shape with a rounded apex. The protruding portions may each have a half spheroidal shape. An occupancy area ratio of the plurality of protruding portions may be no less than 2% and no greater than 80%. An average diameter of the protruding portions may be no less than 5 ?m and no greater than 60 ?m, and an average height of the protruding portions may be no less than 0.5 ?m. A diffraction grating shape with multiple rows that are oriented in a single direction on the back face in a region where the plurality of protruding portions are absent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Keiwa Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Harada, Yoshitada Namikawa, Tadayoshi Fukuda, Yuki Matsuno
  • Patent number: 10378708
    Abstract: An electronic fountain light, includes a barrel. A separator is provided in a cavity of the barrel. The separator divides the barrel into a water storage compartment and a battery compartment. A first water tank is provided in the water storage compartment. A first illuminant is mounted on the separator. The separator is provided in a concave manner along a direction towards the battery compartment to form a mounting slot. An impeller is mounted in the mounting slot. A plurality of first magnets is fixed on the impeller. A rotating disk and a drive motor for driving the rotating disk to rotate are disposed in the battery compartment. A plurality of second magnets is mounted on the rotating disk. The drive motor drives the rotating disk to rotate, and by means of mutual attraction of the second magnets and the first magnets, the impeller is driven to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Jian Fang
  • Patent number: 10377541
    Abstract: Embodiments of an illuminated liquid container are disclosed herein. The illuminated liquid container can include a light source that, when activated, emits light, and a switch that activates the light source. Some embodiments of the illuminated liquid container include a bottle for holding a liquid and a cap through which the liquid can be passed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Adam J. Citrin