Patents Examined by Robert May
  • Patent number: 10018324
    Abstract: A light source unit of one embodiment includes a socket housing, a light emitting module, a substrate, a sealing part, and a lens part. The sealing part seals the light emitting element and the conductive part to the substrate. A lens part is formed on the sealing part. Alastic modulus of the lens part is higher than that of the sealing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Nakagawa, Atsushi Ozawa, Ryota Naito
  • Patent number: 10018767
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a light source unit and a light guide plate configured to guide light coming from the light source unit. The light guide plate includes an incidence surface, main emission surfaces from which the light incident on the incidence surface is emitted, and an end emission surface which is opposed to the incidence surface and from which the light is emitted. At least one of the main emission surfaces has a stepped surface which is formed such that the thickness of the light guide plate becomes thinner at a side of the end emission surface than at a side of the incidence surface. The stepped surface is configured to reflect the light in a direction opposite to a light guide direction extending from the incidence surface toward the end emission surface and inclined with respect to the light guide direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideharu Kawachi, Shinichi Anami, Osamu Tanahashi, Hiroyuki Sekii
  • Patent number: 10018348
    Abstract: Various implementations described herein are directed to providing lighting in an underwater transducer mounted to a boat. The transducer assembly includes a housing. The housing includes a transducer. The housing includes one or more lighting devices. The housing also includes an element integrated with an outer edge of the housing in a waterproof configuration. The element allows light from the one or more lighting devices to emanate outward from the outer edge of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: NAVICO HOLDING AS
    Inventor: Jeremy Schroeder
  • Patent number: 10018347
    Abstract: A bulb lamp structure includes a base, a seat, a circuit board, and a bulb housing, and further includes a plurality of chips on which LEDs are mounted, a heat dissipater, and a double-sided board. The seat has a lower rim in which an air inlet opening is formed. The heat dissipater has a lower portion forming an annular hood that has an upper end on which a plurality of plate-like substrates is arranged to circumferentially delimit a chamber in communication with the air inlet opening of the seat. The chips are respectively mounted on outside surfaces of the substrates. The bulb housing has a top end having a central portion in which a ventilation hole is formed to correspond to an air outlet opening formed in a top of the heat dissipater. A large illumination angle can be effectively realized and automatic production can be facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: MAINHOUSE (XIAMEN) ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nanqing Zhou, Rongkui Wu
  • Patent number: 10012352
    Abstract: A retrofitting kit for retrofitting an existing troffer light fixture having a troffer housing includes an adaptor bracket and a door assembly. The adaptor bracket includes a channel configured to rest on a T-bar of a ceiling system, and further configured to be located between the T-bar and the troffer housing. The channel defines an aperture configured to accept either a hinge or a latch of the door assembly, and the channel defines a latch surface. The door assembly includes a hinge configured to interface with the adaptor bracket, a latch configured to engage the latch surface of the adaptor bracket to hold the door assembly in a closed position, a housing including the latch and the hinge, and a light source coupled to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Scribante, Matthew S. Tlachac, Scott A. Green, Brandon J. King
  • Patent number: 10012362
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an article having at least one colored luminous region, in particular a display, said article comprising at least one glass-ceramic substrate having a luminous transmission ranging from 0.8% to 40% and an optical transmission of at least 0.1% for at least one wavelength in the range extending from 420 to 780 nm, at least one light source and at least one inkjet filter of thickness comprised between 1 and 50 ?m, so as to form at least one colored luminous region, in particular a display, in at least one region of the glass-ceramic substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: EUROKERA S.N.C.
    Inventors: Jean-Yves Laluet, Pierrick Guiset, Gaelle Ferriz, Claire Mallet
  • Patent number: 10007136
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display panel which displays an image; an intermediate frame on which the display panel is disposed; and a lower frame coupled to the intermediate frame and in which a coupling hole is defined. The intermediate frame defines: a support portion thereof extended facing a lower surface of the display panel, and a coupling portion thereof extending from a lower surface of the support portion and toward the lower frame. The coupling portion of the intermediate frame extends through the coupling hole defined in the lower frame to be attached to a surface of the lower frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minsu Jung, Byungchan Kim, Juhwan Kim, Kyuhun Shim, Cheolse Lee, Chunghui Lee
  • Patent number: 9982873
    Abstract: A lamp includes a seat unit, a lampshade, two bulb connectors, and a circuit unit having two wires. The seat unit has outer and inner seats, and opposite bulb seats molded as one piece with the inner seat. Each of the bulb seats has a guiding hole and a mounting surface. The mounting surfaces respectively face toward two directions that are transverse to each other. Each bulb connector has a main portion formed with a connecting opening for insertion of a bulb, and a fixing portion fixedly connected to a respective one of the bulb seats, such that the connecting openings are oriented respectively toward the two directions. The wires respectively extend through the guiding holes for being electrically connected to the bulb connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: HABITEX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Pei-Lin Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9982880
    Abstract: A table lamp with emergency escape function is provided to include a holder having a depositing part for putting a high temperature safety glove and a space part for depositing a printed circuit board; an arm fixedly deposited on the holder; a frame mounted onto the arm; a lighting module held on the arm and fixed by the frame; and a smoke lampshade having an opening and covering onto the frame to shade light source of the lighting module. User may quickly and conveniently catch the smoke lampshade, the high temperature safety glove, and utilize the lighting module as a lighting device. The printed circuit board is equipped with a sensing module and a blue tooth device, the sensing module detects surrounding environment where the table lamp is putted, and the blue tooth device transmits unusual signal detected by the sensing module to an outside signal receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Kun-Fu Tseng
  • Patent number: 9982877
    Abstract: A lighting device includes an elongated profiled body with a web wall having first and second opposing faces, and two side walls to the side of the web wall, the latter having longitudinal slots extending therealong. In the profiled body, there may be provided an elongated light radiation source module including a support board with electrically conductive formations facing said longitudinal slots and at least one electrically-powered light radiation source which is in electrical contact with said electrically conductive formations. The light radiation source module is locatable in elongated profiled body extending between both side walls, with support board facing towards the first face of web wall. An electrical contact slider member slidable along the second face of web wall is provided with electrical contact pins adapted to extend into said longitudinal slots. Slider member is displaceable towards support board with pins contacting said electrically conductive formations of support board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Valerio Michielan, Simon Bobbo, Alberto Zanotto
  • Patent number: 9977177
    Abstract: A backlight unit includes a bottom chassis including a bottom portion and a sidewall portion which extends from the bottom portion; a light source disposed in the bottom chassis and configured to generate and emit a light to a display panel which displays an image with the light; and a reflective plate disposed on the bottom portion of the bottom chassis and configured to reflect a portion of the light emitted by the light source toward the display panel The reflective plate includes a reflective layer configured to reflect the light incident thereto; and a magnetic layer disposed between the reflective layer and the bottom portion of the bottom chassis, and magnetically attached to the bottom portion of the bottom chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Munsik Ham, Kyoungduck Kim
  • Patent number: 9967979
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a plurality of light-emitting elements mounted on a wiring board, and a plurality of wirings that are provided on the wiring board and each connect predetermined ones of the plurality of light-emitting elements in series. A central element-connection wiring has a longest wiring length among the plurality of wirings, and a voltage applied to a central element is a lowest one of voltages applied to the plurality of light-emitting elements. A closest one of the plurality of light-emitting elements to a center of an element mounting region of the wiring board is defined as the central element, and a wiring that connects in series the central element is defined as the central element-connection wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Miwa, Hideaki Kato, Daisuke Kato, Shota Shimonishi
  • Patent number: 9964276
    Abstract: An illumination device to be mounted on a vehicle includes a light source, an optical member, a holder, a first reflector, a first shade, a driving source, a power feeding member, a second reflector, a second shade, and a third shade. The second reflector is disposed between the optical member and the first shade and configured to reflect a part of the light reflected by the first reflector toward the optical member. The second shade is disposed between the optical member and the first shade so as to block a part of the light which is not blocked by the first shade. The third shade disposed to block sunlight which passes through the optical member and reaches at least one of the holder and the power feeding member. The second reflector, the second shade and the third shade are parts of one-piece component formed of the same material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Teruaki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9958602
    Abstract: A control device, such as a gateway device for a wireless load control system, has a light bar extending around a periphery of an enclosure to provide feedback to a user of the load control system, as well as to provide a pleasing aesthetic effect on the gateway device. The control device may include at least one light-emitting diode mounted to a printed circuit board inside the enclosure, a control circuit mounted to the printed circuit board and operatively coupled to the light-emitting diode for controllably illuminating the light-emitting diode, and a multi-functional mounting structure for mounting the printed circuit board inside the enclosure. The mounting structure may have at least one light-pipe structure for conducting light from the at least one light-emitting diode to the light bar. The mounting structure may have an antenna-mounting structure to which an antenna of the control device may be mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Philip McDonald, Joseph M. Nichols, Andrew P. Schmalz
  • Patent number: 9944227
    Abstract: Illuminated inner trim for vehicles comprising a substrate, a decorative lining, and integrated between these a set of LEDs that can provide a decorative illumination such that when on they are visible through the decorative lining as well-defined points of light, while when off they are unseen. Specifically, when said LEDs are on and the vehicle occupants change their angle of vision with respect to the LEDs, a set of points of light will be seen with variable intensity due to the contrast between areas of direct light and areas of shade, causing a sparkling effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: GRUPO ANTOLÍN-INGENIERÍA, S.A.
    Inventors: Alejandro Jorro de Inza, Fernando Juez González, Marta María Castillo García, Jesús Vicente Escudero Delgado
  • Patent number: 9945535
    Abstract: A luminaire. The luminaire includes a geometric solid. The geometric solid has a length and includes a first geometric solid portion which includes an optically clear material and a second geometric solid portion which includes the optically clear material, wherein the first and second geometric solid portions are conjoined. The luminaire further includes a cavity defined by the first and second geometric solid portions, a plurality of discrete light sources positioned to emit light into the cavity, a first aperture positioned to allow a first portion of light in the cavity to pass into the first geometric solid portion, and a second aperture positioned to allow a second portion of the light in the cavity to pass into the second geometric solid portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: AMERITECH LLC
    Inventors: John N. Magno, Gene C. Koch, Christopher Magno
  • Patent number: 9927072
    Abstract: A retrofitting kit for retrofitting an existing troffer light fixture having a troffer housing includes an adaptor bracket and a door assembly. The adaptor bracket is configured to rest on a T-bar of a ceiling system, and further configured to be located between the T-bar and the troffer housing. The adaptor bracket includes a base portion and a wall coupled to the base portion, and the troffer housing of the existing troffer light fixture rests on the base portion when the adaptor bracket is disposed between the T-bar and the troffer housing of the existing troffer light fixture. The base portion extends horizontally and along the entire length of the adaptor bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Scribante, Matthew S. Tlachac, Scott A. Green, Brandon J. King
  • Patent number: 9915409
    Abstract: A lens for distribution of light from a light emitter. The lens has thick and thin wall portions between inner and outer lens surfaces. The thick wall portion(s) are at least twice as thick as the thin wall portion(s). At least one of the inner and outer surfaces has a texturing for diffusion of emitter light passing therethrough. The lens may include at least one interface between two materials with different indices of refraction. At least one surface of the interface may have a texturing for diffusion of emitter light passing therethrough. And, a method for manufacturing of the lens by forming a lens region with a textured surface portion by injecting the thermoplastic elastomer into an injection-molding cavity defined by a shape-forming configuration with a texturing in at least one area of the cavity. The shape-forming configuration is configured to shape a thermoplastic elastomer into such thickness that the set elastomer retains the texturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Wilcox, Craig Raleigh, Corey Goldstein
  • Patent number: 9909734
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a light-emitting device package including at least one light source and a lens disposed on the light source. The lens includes a lower surface facing the light source, an upper surface opposite to the lower surface, and a side surface located between the lower surface and the upper surface, the side surface having at least one indented portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yang Hyun Joo
  • Patent number: 9910206
    Abstract: A light guide includes a first major surface; a second major surface opposed the first major surface and spaced apart from the first major surface in a thickness direction; a light input edge extending between the major surfaces; and light extracting elements at the first major surface. In some embodiments, at least a portion of the light extracting elements each include: a proximal end at the first major surface and a distal end in the thickness direction; and first and second surfaces, the first surface being a side surface extending between the proximal end and the distal end and having a curvature about a direction extending in a plane parallel to the first major surface. In some embodiments, the major surface of the light guide is curved and the first surface has a curvature about a direction extending along a surface contour of the first major surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Rambus Delaware LLC
    Inventor: Dane A. Sahlhoff