Patents by Examiner Robert May
  • Patent number: 9816680
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a lighted cable termination assembly that includes a stand designed to be supported by a pipe and a substantially circular lens in communication with the stand. The lens includes a proud surface extending outwardly therefrom. A plurality of light emitting components are disposed under the lens. The proud surface of the lens provides an obstructed viewing angle of less than about 11° of the lighted cable termination assembly when installed on a 10 cm diameter pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Pentair Thermal Management LLC
    Inventors: Adam Sherman, James Beres, Rajasree Andeth Nair, Subhash Thanathalil Kumaran
  • Patent number: 9816661
    Abstract: A portable light includes a base, a deployable pole and a light source on the deployable pole. The base preferably includes a split handle that closes over the deployable pole when it is stowed and separates to permit it being deployed and stowed. The deployable pole is preferably a telescoping pole that pivotably deploys and stows, and is extendable and collapsible. The base may include one or more deployable legs that cooperate with the base for aiding stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond L. Sharrah, Jonathan R. Sharrah
  • Patent number: 9816698
    Abstract: A lighting device (1) comprising a driver (7) arranged at a base (2) of the lighting device (1), a heat sink (14) arranged at a portion (3) of the lighting device (1), separate from the driver (7), a light source (13) mounted to the heat sink (14), and a wire (10) arranged to electrically connect the light source (13) to the driver (7), wherein a portion of the wire (10) extending from the base (2) to the portion of the lighting device (1) is arranged to be exposed to light from the light source (13). The present embodiment is advantageous in that the thermal performance is improved and the lifetime of the lighting device (1) is increased. Further, the exposed wire (10) may be illuminated by the light source (13) and visible from outside the lighting device (1), thereby having the appearance of a filament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Bao Wang, Xiaoqing Duan, Rosen Guo, Chuan Yuan
  • Patent number: 9810829
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a backlight module, a display module and a display device. The backlight module includes a plurality of backlight components in connection. Each backlight component includes: a light guide plate; a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) provided on a light entering side of the light guide plate; a deformable layer provided on a light exiting side of the light guide plate. A thickness of the deformable layer is changeable under a pressure so as to deflect original light rays from at least a portion of LEDs of the plurality of LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shang Wang, Chunjing Hu
  • Patent number: 9810834
    Abstract: Provided are an optical sheet holding structure capable of preventing an optical sheet from wrinkling and bending in a display apparatus, and from breakage during a vibration test, thereby preventing occurrence of problems such as uneven luminance, luminance degradation and the like, and a display apparatus including the optical sheet holding structure. A chassis for holding an optical sheet includes an engaging part for engaging the optical sheet. The engaging part includes a base provided to stand on a surface of a holding plate for the optical sheet orthogonally to the holding plate and in the thickness direction of the holding plate, and an engaging portion extending substantially parallel to a holding surface from the front edge of the base toward the outside of the frame of the chassis. A distance between the holding surface of the holding plate for the optical sheet and the surface of the engaging piece facing the holding surface is substantially equal to the thickness of the optical sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Sakai Display Products Corporation
    Inventors: Ryota Kawabata, Kouji Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9809160
    Abstract: An illumination system for a vehicle includes a truck bed defining a cargo space, a bumper positioned vehicle rearward of the truck bed, and a tailgate defining a recessed surface and rotatable between substantially open and substantially closed positions. A first optically interactive portion is positioned on the truck bed and a second optically interactive portion is positioned on the tailgate. A light source is positioned on the recessed surface of the tailgate. The light source and the first and second optically interactive surfaces are configured to illuminate the cargo space when the tailgate is in the substantially open position and illuminate the bumper when the tailgate is in the substantially closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Paul Kenneth Dellock, James J. Surman
  • Patent number: 9809162
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle interior light (3) for spot-illuminating a surface (10, 10?) inside the vehicle to be illuminated, comprising a light source, the main emitting direction of which does not coincide with the direction in which the surface to be illuminated lies, and a deflecting lens system, which alters both the opening angle and the direction of the central axis of the cone of light emitted by the light source. The deflecting lens system is formed by at least two lens bodies (14, 15, 16) arranged in succession in the beam path of the light source and working by means of light refraction, the central axes (18, 19, 20) and optically active lens surfaces of which lens bodies are inclined with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Truck-Lite Europe GmbH
    Inventor: Sebastian Czylok
  • Patent number: 9803811
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing high-quality light, wherein this high-quality light producing method consists of a plurality of particularly-designed process steps based on the sensitivity of human eyes and the melatonin suppression. So that, research and development engineers of lighting devices are able to manufacture a high-quality lighting unit or module through this novel method. Moreover, a variety of experimental data have proved that, the high-quality lighting unit produced by using this novel method is able to perform the advantages of high SRI (Spectrum Resemblance Index) and low MLT (Melatonin) suppression rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Jwo-Huei Jou, Zhe-Kai He
  • Patent number: 9804322
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a housing channel and a heat sink assembly coupled to the housing channel. The heat sink assembly includes a heat sink base and a heat sink clamp that are coupled together via a fastener to retain a waveguide to the lighting fixture. In particular, the fastener is disposed at an acute angle relative to the respective waveguide. Further, the lighting fixture includes one or more light sources coupled to the heat sink base and oriented such that light emitted by the one or more light sources enters an edge of the waveguide. Furthermore, the lighting fixture includes an end cap that covers an open lateral end of the housing channel. Further, the end cap operates as an alignment bracket to couple the lighting fixture to a second lighting fixture adjacent the open lateral end of the housing channel of the lighting fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: James Blessitt, Christopher Ladewig
  • Patent number: 9803838
    Abstract: A bracket for a luminaire is described. The bracket can include a first portion having at least one first lamp socket connection system coupling feature disposed within a first body of the first portion, where the at least one first lamp socket connection system coupling feature is non-planar with the first body. The bracket can also include a second portion coupled to a proximal end of the body of the first portion, where the second portion includes at least one first housing coupling feature disposed within a second body of the second portion. The at least one first lamp socket connection system coupling feature can be configured to couple to at least one first bracket coupling feature of a socket of the luminaire. The at least one first housing coupling feature can be configured to couple to at least one second bracket coupling feature of a housing of the luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Grzegorz Wronski, Jared Michael Davis
  • Patent number: 9803841
    Abstract: A lighting and energy conservation system for low temperature applications includes LEDs as a light source. The LEDs are provided in a modular LED light fixture. The fixture includes a frame supporting a reflector having a plurality of elongated channels. Mounting strips are removably installed in each of the elongated channels, and LEDs are mounted on each of the mounting strips. A separate power control device is associated with each of the mounting strips, so that a total light output intensity and profile of the fixture can be individually customized by selectively adjusting the power control device for each of the mounting strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Wang, Neal R. Verfuerth, Kenneth J. Wetenkamp, Matthew S. Tlachac
  • Patent number: 9797584
    Abstract: A decorative lighting displaying system for arranging a light cord into a plurality of coils on a stanchion includes a stanchion that extends upwardly from a support surface. A mount is positioned on the stanchion. The mount is vertically oriented on the stanchion. A light cord is wrapped around the stanchion. The mount engages the light cord such that the light cord is retained on the stanchion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Francesca Andretta-Pulera
  • Patent number: 9797560
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a light emitting diode (LED) luminaire. In one embodiment, the LED luminaire includes an enclosure having an interior volume and a flat side along a length of the enclosure, wherein the flat side comprises an inside surface and an outside surface, wherein the enclosure comprises an extruded optically clear plastic and one or more LEDs coupled to one or more circuit boards, wherein the one or more circuit boards are mounted on the inside surface of the flat side of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: DIALIGHT CORPORATION
    Inventor: John Patrick Peck
  • Patent number: 9796304
    Abstract: A floor lighting system of a vehicle is provided herein. A vehicle seat has a seat base that is movable between a use position and a stowed position. A light-producing assembly is coupled to an underside portion of the seat base and operable to illuminate at least one floor area based on the position of the seat base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, James J. Surman, Daniel Weckstein
  • Patent number: 9782504
    Abstract: A self-disinfecting surface covering for a vehicle is disclosed. The surface covering comprising a pair of electrodes substantially conforms to a vehicle panel. A plurality of printed LEDs suspended in a semiconductor ink are printed between the electrodes and configured to emit a disinfecting emission. An outer layer of the surface covering is disposed proximate one of the electrodes. The outer layer is operable to transmit at least a portion of the disinfecting emission therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Kevin Holub, John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Stuart C. Salter
  • Patent number: 9784416
    Abstract: Described herein is a light array for luminaires which comprises a plurality of coloured light-emitting diode (LED) elements that are arranged within the array to provide better uniformity of illumination. The light array may be rectangular and include equal numbers of colored LED elements of four colors. The red LED elements are grouped towards the center of the light array with the other colors dispersed throughout the array. Two or more light arrays can be placed adjacent one another to increase the illumination produced whilst maintaining the benefit of better uniformity of illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: SCHREDER
    Inventor: Gianluca Deregibus
  • Patent number: 9772079
    Abstract: A flame simulating device includes an upper part, a light source, a container and an oscillation device. The upper part has a flame element which freely swings relative to the upper part, and the light source located in the upper part emits light toward the flame-shaped portion. The container is located below the upper part and contains liquid therein. The oscillation device is located at the underside of the container and oscillates the liquid in the container to generate liquid vapor and liquid droplets, the liquid droplets hit and irregularly swing the flame element. The liquid vapor provides a foggy environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Wen-Cheng Lai
  • Patent number: 9772087
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a light source including at least two light-emitting diode chips which emit light of mutually differing colors when in operation, and an optical element in the form of a solid body made from a dielectric material including a radiation entrance face facing towards the light-emitting diode chips, a radiation exit face remote from the light-emitting diode chips, and a circumferential face connecting the radiation entrance face and the radiation exit face to one another, wherein the circumferential face is reflective to the light emitted by the light-emitting diode chips when in operation, and the radiation entrance face and/or the radiation exit face is/are non-planar at least in places, wherein a gap, which is filled with a gas, is arranged between at least one of the light-emitting diode chips of the light source and the radiation entrance face, and the optical element is a sole optical element of the lighting device, which optical element is arranged downstream of all light-emitting
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Jan Marfeld, Ulrich Streppel, Julius Muschaweck
  • Patent number: 9772085
    Abstract: An optical light emission system for a motor vehicle, the optical system comprising: a first light emission subsystem comprising a first set of light sources, and a second light emission subsystem comprising a second set of light sources and a light guide able to diffuse the light from said light sources of the second set of light sources outside the optical system. The light guide is arranged facing the first set of light sources such that the first set of light sources substantially radiates through the light guide outside the optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Valeo Vision
    Inventor: Christophe Dubosc
  • Patent number: 9766395
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a light source device includes a light guide body, a first frame body on which a partial penetration part is formed, a second frame body, and a spacer held between the second frame body and the light guide body via the penetration part. The spacer includes a base part and a protrusion. The base part is formed to be larger than the penetration part, is held between the second frame body and the first frame body at an edge positioned around the penetration part, and causes the first frame body to be in intimate contact with an inner wall surface of the second frame body opposite to the base part. The protrusion is in contact with the light guide body to cause the light guide body to be in intimate contact with an inner wall surface of the first frame body opposite to the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Jihei Kubo