Patents Examined by Robert May
  • Patent number: 10151441
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a planar light emitting body configured to emit light in a planar shape, and a transparent member configured to control the light from the planar light emitting body. The transparent member has a light incidence surface arranged so as to face a light emitting surface of the planar light emitting body and configured to cause the light from the planar light emitting body to be incident on the transparent member and a light emission surface configured to emit, to the outside, the light which is propagated in the transparent member. The transparent member is formed so as to extend in a predetermined direction and formed such that a distance between the light incidence surface and the light emission surface changes in accordance with a position in the predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Ito, Masaya Shido, Takayuki Otsubo
  • Patent number: 10139076
    Abstract: A light emitting diode module (LED includes a base, a light emitting unit, a heat dissipation portion located between the base and the light emitting unit, a lens located on the heat dissipation portion to receive the light emitting unit therein. The heat dissipation portion includes a main portion, a first connecting portion and a second connecting portion respectively located on both ends of the main portion. A drive receives in a cavity defined collectively by the main portion, the first connecting portion and the second connecting portion. The drive element is coupled with the light emitting unit and the base, the drive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: CHAMP TECH OPTICAL (FOSHAN) CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cheng-Bing Tan, Wen Xu, Shih-Hsun Wung
  • Patent number: 10139080
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laminated, glazed automotive-vehicle roof comprising an internal glass sheet and an external glass sheet and lamination interlayers joining the glass sheets, and comprising, placed between the two glass sheets, an SPD (suspended particle device) assembly for controlling light transmission, and LED (light-emitting diode) illuminating elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Yuji Masaki, Sebastien Linthout
  • Patent number: 10125930
    Abstract: The electrical cover comprises a friction-held electrical cover for a recessed light fixture. Embodiments of the electrical cover described herein provide flexible finish material covers that guard recessed “can” light fixtures from paint, spackling, and other foreign materials. The frictionally-held finish material covers utilize specifically shaped features on the surfaces, such as negative draft, that contact the electrical components to increase the hold on the electrical device. Some of the shaped features of the frictionally-held covers also help minimize stress in the cover. Features are also molded into the parts to assist and strengthen the cover once installed, and thus protect against the intrusion of finish material behind the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: 2BR Creations, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley Cohen, Brian Neece
  • Patent number: 10119662
    Abstract: A lens for distribution of light from a light emitter having an emitter axis. The lens including an outer surface receiving light from the inner surface which defines an inner cavity and includes an axial inner-surface portion of a conical shape formed by a substantially cross-sectionally linear inner region extending outwardly from positions at the emitter axis toward an open end of the inner cavity. An LED light fixture comprising a mounting structure supporting a plurality of spaced LED light sources with a plurality of the lenses each in alignment with a corresponding one of the light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt S. Wilcox, Craig Raleigh, Corey Goldstein
  • Patent number: 10119694
    Abstract: A door integrated lighted mirror system of the present invention. In the best mode, the invention includes a door mounted on a structure at least one hinge; a mirror mounted on the door; first and second illumination elements mounted on the door on opposite sides of the mirror; and means for controlling the light output by the illumination elements. In the illustrative embodiment, the illumination elements are light emitting diode arrays with outputs filtered by diffusers. A control system is mounted in the door for controlling the light output by the illumination elements. In one embodiment, the light output by the illumination elements is controlled by a first switch mounted in a hinge of the door and a second switch mounted in a door knob on the door. The control system allows the user to control the color and intensity profile of the diode arrays mounted on the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Mary L. Ellis
  • Patent number: 10113735
    Abstract: A portable LED light has a series of different LED heads, with different light characteristics, for connection to a lighting device body that includes a battery and LED driver electronics. Each of the different light heads can have specific light color temperatures, maximum intensities and other features. A heat sink with cooling fins dissipates heat from the LEDs, and a fan can be included, either on the housing or on a light head. An alternative light head can be for underwater use, with the internal LEDs and electronics of the light head, as well as the body, being water sealed. Cooling of the underwater form of light is by direct contact of a heat sink with surrounding water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Light & Motion Industries
    Inventors: Daniel T. Emerson, Jarod Armer, Eric Simon, Brooks Patrick Lame
  • Patent number: 10107477
    Abstract: A street light includes a pole and a head attached to the pole. The head includes a light emitting element comprising a plurality of solid state light emitting devices, an optical element, and a reflector configured to reflect light emitted by the solid state light emitting devices to the optical element to produce a light distribution pattern from the head. The light emitted from the solid state emitting devices may be Lambertian patterned light. The Lambertian patterned light may be used to illuminate the reflector. The reflector may be used to transform the Lambertian patterned light to collimated light and direct the collimated light towards the optical element. The optical element may be configured to produce the light distribution pattern from the collimated light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: BRIDGELUX INC.
    Inventors: Keith Scott, Todd Farmer
  • Patent number: 10106276
    Abstract: A lighting system includes a first light assembly that is configured to emit light periodically. The lighting system further includes a second light assembly that is spaced apart from the first light assembly, the second light assembly also being configured to emit light periodically. The periodic light emitted by the first and second light assemblies is synchronized such that the first and second light assemblies operate in unison to form a single light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: HUGHEY & PHILLIPS, LLC
    Inventors: Steven V. Ricca, Lon E. Rhoades, Jeffrey A. Jacobs, Richard C. Mula, Brian J. Hockensmith, Michael A. Forhan
  • Patent number: 10094535
    Abstract: Disclosed is a light diffusing lens having a pointing angle distribution focused toward a lateral direction. The disclosed light diffusing lens includes a light entrance portion having a shape which is concave inward from the lower portion of the light diffusing lens, a reflection portion having a shape which is concave inward from the upper portion of the light diffusing lens, and a light exit portion defined by the outer surface of the light diffusing lens. The light entrance portion has a first convex surface which is convex in an optical axial direction defined by a straight line passing through the center of the light diffusing lens as it goes toward the inside of the light diffusing lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong A Han, Eun Ju Kim, Ki Bum Nam
  • Patent number: 10096271
    Abstract: An LED screen includes a back shell, for containing a power source and a master control board, wherein the power source supplies electricity to the master control board; an LED module mounted on the back shell through a first fixer, and connected to the master control board, wherein the LED module comprises a display face, the master control board controls the LED module, so as to display through the display face; a decoration baseboard provided around the LED module and mounted on the back shell through a second fixer, wherein the display face of the LED module is not blocked; and a decoration board mounted on the back shell through a third fixer, wherein the display face of the LED module is not blocked; meanwhile, the decoration board blocks the fixers, in such a manner that the first fixer, the second fixer and third fixer are not externally visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Thinksign optoelectronics llc (hangzhou)
    Inventor: Zhongliang Zheng
  • Patent number: 10081296
    Abstract: A light strip for a vehicle panel is provided herein. The light strip includes a light-producing assembly. A photoluminescent structure is disposed on the light-producing assembly and is configured to luminesce in response to excitation by a light source of the light-producing assembly. An adhesive layer having one or more retroreflective beads embedded therein is disposed on the photoluminescent structure. An overmold material is disposed over a portion of the retroreflective beads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Kenneth Dellock, Stuart C. Salter, Christopher Anthony Danowski, Jason C. Rogers, Chad Hoover, Doug H. Randlett, Christopher Charles Hunt
  • Patent number: 10076176
    Abstract: A mirror assembly can include a housing, a mirror, and a light source. In some embodiments, the mirror comprises one or more adjustable sections. In certain embodiments, the mirror includes a light column configured to emit a substantially constant amount of light along a periphery of a mirror section. In some embodiments, the light column can produce various color temperatures. In some embodiments, the mirror assembly comprises a capacitive touch sensor that allows control of one or more features of the light emitted from the light source. In some embodiments, the mirror assembly includes a sensor assembly. The sensor assembly can be configured control on/off settings and other features of the emitted light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: simplehuman, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Yang, Tzu-Hao Wei, Guy Cohen, Joseph Sandor
  • Patent number: 10078245
    Abstract: A light flux controlling member includes an incidence surface, an emission surface, and an annular groove part. The annular groove part includes a first internal surface and a second internal surface. The second internal surface protrudes from a virtual line connecting an outer and inner end portions toward an opening side of the annular groove part; and, when an angle on the annular groove part side of two angles between a tangent to an arbitrary point of the second internal surface and the central axis is an inclination angle at the arbitrary point of the second internal surface in the cross section including the central axis, an inclination angle at the inner end portion is smaller than an inclination angle at the outer end portion, and an inclination angle of the second internal surface increases as a distance from the central axis increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: ENPLAS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuki Fujii
  • Patent number: 10066804
    Abstract: An integrated lighting element assembly includes a transparent light-transmitting portion and an opaque or translucent optical diffuser. The light-transmitting portion has a light-transmitting surface. The optical diffuser is integrated or co-molded with the light-transmitting element to form a boundary of the light-transmitting surface. A light source is configured to direct incident light into the light-transmitting portion in response to a lighting control signal. A controller may generate the lighting control signal in response to activation of a user input device such as a turn signal lever or transmission mode selection lever. The optical diffuser may be parallel to and contiguous with the longitudinal surfaces of the light-transmitting element. A headlight assembly includes first and second headlights having respective low- and high-beam functions, and the lighting element assembly, which is positioned with respect to one of the headlights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey T. Zawacki
  • Patent number: 10067284
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a first end plate and a second end plate that are coupled to and disposed on opposite sides of a reflector panel. Further, the lighting fixture includes a pair of elongated heat sinks that are coupled to the first end plate and the second end plate on opposite latitudinal ends of the pair of elongated heat sinks. Each elongated heat sink retains a longitudinal edge of a light guide and/or a plurality of LEDs directed towards the longitudinal edge. Further, the lighting fixture includes an optical device that is removably coupled to the lighting fixture such that the first end plate, the second end plate, and the pair of elongated heat sinks retain and overlap a perimeter of an optical device to prevent light leakage. The light guide is oriented horizontally and the optical device is oriented to receive light exiting the light guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Eric DiFelice, Patrick Neal Walker
  • Patent number: 10066796
    Abstract: A LED light system includes an elongated body extending from a first end to a second end; an elongated strip of a plurality of LED lights secured to the raised connector section; a light defusing cover slidingly engaged with the first slot of the first side and with the second slot of the second side, the light defusing cover having a plurality of elongated textured lines for defusing light from the plurality of LED lights, the light defusing cover being configured to cover the cavity of the elongated body; a first removable end cap removably secured to a first end and removably secured to the first side and the second side; and a second removable end cap removably secured to a second end and removably secured to the first side and the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Kevin Ward
  • Patent number: 10060589
    Abstract: A light device comprises an elongated light guide (2) and a LED source (1) seated in the light guide entry part (3) for emitting the light beam into the light guide (2). The entry part of the light guide comprises mutually intersecting parts of at least two ellipsoids (11, 21) arranged with their main axes (14, 24) next to each other. The LED light sources are fitted in the first focuses (15, 25) of the ellipsoids for emission of light beams and their reflection from the elliptic walls (13, 23) thereof to the second focuses (16, 26) thereof, laying inside the light guide in different distances from the first focuses. The distance between the first focus (15) and the second focus (16) of the first ellipsoid (11) preferably equals at least 1.5 times the distance between the first focus (25) and the second focus (26) of the second ellipsoid (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: VARROC LIGHTING SYSTEMS, S.R.O.
    Inventor: Jan Martoch
  • Patent number: 10060616
    Abstract: A system and method of illuminating a foot pedal with an illuminated protective covering. The illuminated protective covering can include a plurality of illuminating devices surrounding at least a majority of a perimeter of the foot pedal. The illuminated protective covering can also include a sheet surrounding the upper surface and the lower surface of the foot pedal and the plurality of illuminating devices, the sheet being configured to protect the foot pedal from debris during use. A friction portion can be attached to the sheet, the friction portion being positioned on the sheet such that the friction portion is adjacent the bottom surface of the foot pedal when the sheet surrounds the foot pedal, the friction portion being configured to prevent sliding of the foot pedal against the floor or other surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: FACULTY PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
    Inventor: Dalton Duane Baldwin
  • Patent number: 10059259
    Abstract: The invention relates to an interior trim component for a motor vehicle, which comprises: a carrier component, which determines the contour of the interior trim component, a cover layer, which is applied to a front side of the carrier component, and a light-emitting layer, which is applied to a back side of the carrier component, wherein the carrier component and the cover layer are transparent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: International Automotive Components Group GmbH
    Inventors: Carter Scott Cannon, Michael Behnke