Patents Examined by Sharon E. Payne
  • Patent number: 10794560
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a case, a lens body, an LED substrate, a stopper member, and a lead wire. The lens body is fixed in the case. An illuminating part of the lens body projects outward from the upper face opening of the case. The LED substrate is housed in the substrate housing part of the lens body, and the lower surface of the LED substrate is supported by the stopper member. The two lead wires are connected to the LED, led out of the case through insertion holes in the stopper member, and retained by one of lead wire retainers formed on the two side surfaces of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Tokyo Parts Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahisa Kitahara
  • Patent number: 10794554
    Abstract: A modular vapor-tight light fixture is provided herein which generally includes first and second vapor-tight light modules, and a coupling for connecting the first and second vapor-tight light modules. Each of the vapor-tight light modules includes: a channel housing; a lens secured to the channel housing; a plurality of solid state light generating elements; and, first and second end caps. Each of the channel housings includes first and second rails which each define a mounting channel. The coupling includes mounting strip portions configured such that, with the first and second vapor-tight light modules being adjacent, the mounting strip portions are simultaneously received in the mounting channels of both the first and second vapor-tight light modules. Advantageously, with the subject invention, fully enclosed vapor-tight light modules may be provided at shorter lengths which are connected by the coupling to provide a fixture comparable in length to prior-art vapor-tight light fixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: MAXLITE, INC.
    Inventors: Ramesh Raghavan, Jun Xiang
  • Patent number: 10775031
    Abstract: Embodiments provide an illumination device comprising an elongated base and a pivotable elongated illumination unit. Said pivotable elongated illumination unit is mounted to be pivotable about a longitudinal axis by means of at least one joint. Both the elongated base and the pivotable elongated illumination unit extend in parallel with said longitudinal axis. In particular, the longitudinal extension of the pivotable elongated illumination unit is limited by two opposing lateral faces. The illumination unit includes at least two illumination elements arranged along the pivotable axis, so that a distance between two neighboring light emitting elements corresponds to 1.5 to 2.5 times the distance between a light emitting element that is positioned adjacently to a lateral face and the corresponding lateral face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: GLP German Light Products GmbH
    Inventor: Markus Salm
  • Patent number: 10775689
    Abstract: An illumination system includes at least one excitation light source, a holographic optical element and a phosphor wheel. The excitation light source provides a first color beam. The holographic optical element is located on a path of the first color beam and transmits the first color beam to the phosphor wheel along a first path. The phosphor wheel has a light wavelength conversion portion and a reflective portion. The light wavelength conversion portion converts the first color beam into a second color beam and reflects the second color beam back to the holographic optical element. The reflective portion reflects the first color beam back to the holographic optical element. The holographic optical element transmits the second color beam and the first color beam reflected from the phosphor wheel along a second path, and the first path is different from the second path. A projection apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Haw-Woei Pan, Chi-Tang Hsieh, Chih-Hsien Tsai, Jo-Han Hsu
  • Patent number: 10762807
    Abstract: The invention discloses a circumferential laser dynamic display device, including an inner frame, having an inner frame pattern with multiframe microstructures made on surface; a sheet metal part, at least provided with first and second through holes, wherein the inner frame pattern is directly irradiated by a first beam of laser through the first through hole and by a second beam of laser through the second through hole; and a rotating shaft, with one end fixedly connected with a driving shaft, and the other end rotatably connected with the inner frame pattern. The rotating shaft can drive the inner frame pattern to do translational movement when rotating; wherein the translational movement of the inner frame enables the inner frame pattern to do circumferential movement relative to laser. The dynamic display device disclosed by the invention has simple structure, reasonable design and low production cost, and achieves circumferential dynamic image display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: BEIJING CENTRAL PRESS UNION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao Wang, Sen Cong, Pingping Ma, Zhigang Suo
  • Patent number: 10760901
    Abstract: An apparatus for illuminating objects has an emitting surface and at least two illumination devices. The at least two illumination devices are arranged and designed to generated at least two different illumination distributions on the at least one emitting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SAC SIRIUS ADVANCED CYBERNETICS GMBH
    Inventor: Christoph Wagner
  • Patent number: 10753548
    Abstract: A flexible filament lamp includes a bulb shell, a spiral LED filament, a lamp cap connected to the bulb shell, a stem disposed in the bulb shell, and first and second leads disposed in the stem. Both of the first and second leads are electrically connected to the lamp cap. The stem has a metal sheet bracket with a fixing ring extended from both sides of the metal sheet bracket for fixing the spiral LED filament. The first lead is electrically connected to an end of the spiral LED filament. The second lead is electrically connected to the other end of the spiral LED filament after passing through the metal sheet bracket. The metal sheet bracket disposed on the stem is integrally formed with the fixing rings. The flexible filament lamp of this invention will not be bent easily, so as to facilitate the operation and production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Dongguan Keetat Lighting Ltd.
    Inventors: Hing Chiu On, Minghu Huang, Qiang Li
  • Patent number: 10746378
    Abstract: A mechanical state indicator system concealed within an enclosure includes a light source for providing light and multiple light paths coupled to the light source for directing the light. Each of the light paths includes a gap configured to receive a mechanical state indicator rigidly coupled to a mechanism. Movement of the mechanism between a first state and a second state moves the mechanical state indicator into and out of the gap. Readouts are coupled to each of the light paths for displaying an indication of mechanical state based on a position of a respective mechanical state indicator. The readouts are co-located for collective viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Textron Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy James Bachman, Joseph Allan Smarsh
  • Patent number: 10724721
    Abstract: A LED bulb includes a circuit board, a lighting module, an electrical connector, and a lamp shade. The circuit board includes a slot. The lighting module includes a transmissive substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The lighting module includes a circuit layer arranged on the first surface, an electrode component arranged on the first surface and electrically connected to the circuit layer, a plurality of LED dies arranged on the first surface and electrically connected to the circuit layer and the electrode component, and the phosphor layer covering the first surface and the second surface. The electrical connector is electrically connected to the circuit board. The lamp shade is associated with the electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: EPISTAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hwa Su, Tzu-Chi Cheng, Hong-Zhi Liu
  • Patent number: 10724690
    Abstract: An omnidirectional LED filament holder and lighting device comprising the same comprises a filament tree supporting a plurality of linear LED filaments having a twisted orientation relative to a central support stalk of the filament tree. When arranged within a globe of a lighting device, the omnidirectional LED filament holder provides a lighting device providing omnidirectional light emission usable for general lighting applications while providing a desirable aesthetic for the lighting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Feit Electric Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan Barry Feit
  • Patent number: 10684000
    Abstract: An inline mast adapter configured for attaching a light fixture, where a light fixture is aligned (within 15.24 cm, as measured horizontally, from the center of the light fixture) with an extendable tower mast, when the extendable tower mast is in a vertical position. The inline mast adapter includes a pivot arm, such that a light fixture may be attached from ground level. The inline mast adapter further includes a first gas spring and a second gas spring configured for rotational movement for rotationally moving the pivot arm to a vertical position. Further, the inline mast adapter may be an after-market add on to the extendable tower mast, such that the inline mast adapter is a kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: DIVERSIFIED PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventor: Michael A. Rau
  • Patent number: 10670227
    Abstract: A downlight fixture includes an optic housing, a light-emitting diode (LED) array, and a lens-less reflector. The LED array emits directional light rays in a downward direction towards an illuminated target. The reflector is mounted within the optic housing and adjacent to the LED array. The reflector has a hyperbolic wall continuously extending between a narrow neck and a wide bell. The light rays are spread into a light beam within the reflector upon making contact solely with the hyperbolic wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Charles Jeffrey Spencer, Zhong Xie, Tony Geralds
  • Patent number: 10670199
    Abstract: The invention relates to a luminaire and a lighting system. The luminaire includes first and second light sources adapted to emit light beams of two different beam patterns encompassed within a single chamber with specular outer walls that are parallel to the optical axis of the beam patterns of both types of light sources. Employing a chamber having specular outer walls aligned with the optical axis of the beam patterns of both types of light sources and adapted to specularly reflect at least a portion of light incident thereon allows more uniform appearance of the luminaire while preserving the respective total beam patterns of the beams produced by the first and second light sources as the light beams are incident on the exit window of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Michel Cornelis Josephus Marie Vissenberg, Antonius Petrus Marinus Dingemans, Willem Franke Pasveer
  • Patent number: 10666032
    Abstract: Described is a built-in electromechanical equipment for controlling devices in a building, comprising a cover plate (10), which is coupled to a functional frame (11), incorporating a socket-holder frame (12); the plate (10) and the functional frame (11) are also coupled to a built-in box (16), which contains a power supply device (30). More specifically, the functional frame (11) has a lower protruding rim (14), on which are positioned a series of sensors and contains an electronic circuit (25), equipped with a series of LEDs (26) and a microcontroller (32), which analyses, controls and manages the LEDs (26), the sensors and a series of communication ports (40, 41, 42) of the electronic circuit (25); moreover, between the plate (10) and the functional frame (11) there is a light guide (22), which is coupled to the LEDs (26) and which is configured to uniformly illuminate the outer surface of the plate (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Beghelli S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gian Pietro Beghelli
  • Patent number: 10655805
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a multi-element flexible strap light which includes a plurality of light elements disposed on a flexible chassis. The flexible chassis may include a first flexible layer, a printed circuit board, and a second flexible layer. The flexible chassis may be further contained within a third flexible layer, such as a layer of polycarbonate plastic. Further disclosed is a multi-element flexible strap light system which includes a plurality of light elements disposed on a flexible chassis and a remote battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ZYNTONY, INC.
    Inventor: Robin Urry
  • Patent number: 10644074
    Abstract: A flexible display panel and a flexible display device are provided. The flexible display panel comprises a display region and a non-display region surrounding the display region, wherein the non-display region includes a bonding area; a flexible substrate having a first surface and an opposite second surface; a light-emitting unit formed on the first surface of the flexible substrate; a first protective film formed on the second surface of the flexible substrate and covering the entire second surface of the flexible substrate, wherein the first protective film has a first side facing the flexible substrate and an opposite second side far away from the flexible substrate; and a second protective film formed on the second side of the first protective film. The flexible display panel includes at least one folding area and at least one non-folding area, and the second protective film only covers the at least one non-folding area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chuanli Leng, Yu Cai
  • Patent number: 10634320
    Abstract: Example embodiments provide lighting fixture mounting kits for mounting a flat panel lighting fixture to a mounting surface. The lighting fixture mounting kits may comprise a mounting portion (e.g., a mounting plate) and a lighting fixture. The mounting portion may be secured relative to a mounting surface and may comprise mounting catches. The lighting fixture may be secured relative to the mounting portion, and may comprise fixture catches configured to selectably engage the mounting catches. The lighting fixture may be slidable relative to the mounting portion between an engaged configuration in which the fixture catches are engaged with the mounting catches; and a disengaged configuration in which the fixture catches are disengaged from the mounting catches. When in the disengaged configuration, the lighting fixture is pivotable away from the mounting portion to facilitate access to a back portion of the lighting fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Feit Electric Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Halliwell
  • Patent number: 10612734
    Abstract: A lighting module assembly, including a module base and module cover housing a light source, and having latches sized and spaced so as to mate with the channels of the module base, each latch having a latch tab at a distal end of the latch. A locking unit connects the module cover and the module base together. The locking unit is formed of a springy material and includes two locking bodies and a ramped tang extending from the bottom of the locking body, and a pair of latch members, one mounted on each side of the ramped tang. The module cover includes a reflector portion for receiving light from the light source. The assembly may be provided with a tool with a plurality of prongs, connected by a handle and which, when inserted, engage the ramped tang and move the latches, to release the lighting module from the support base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: R&B Wagner, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. MacLeish, Joshua Vizanko
  • Patent number: 10577278
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a glass ceramic for excitation of high-power semiconductor light source. An expression of constitution of the glass ceramic is (1?x)A: xB, wherein x as a weight percentage of B, is ranging from 1% to 30%; A as a precursor glass, has a composition of aSb2O3-bB2O3-cZnO-dM2O, a, b, c, d being molar percentages, a+b+c+d=100%, M among M2O represents an alkali metal, and M2O is an alkali metallic oxide or an alkali metallic carbonate; and B is a YAG:Ce3+ fluorescent powder. The precursor glass provided by the present invention has a relatively low remelting temperature, without devitrification during the process of preparing the final products or absorption of blue light. The product glass ceramic has a luminous efficiency of 300 lm/W to 400 lm/W. A white light semiconductor light source is prepared by the product glass ceramic in combination with the high-power blue light semiconductor light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jing Wang, Jinbo Yu, Xuejie Zhang, Shuaichen Si, Qiongyun Liang, Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10571109
    Abstract: Various embodiments may relate to an illuminating device. The illuminating device includes a base having a partition board dividing the base into a first accommodating cavity and a second accommodating cavity, a circuit board having light sources and arranged in the first accommodating cavity, and an optical assembly arranged at an opening end of the first accommodating cavity. The partition board, the circuit board and the optical assembly each have at least one air communication structure to enable air from environment to flow into the first accommodating cavity and the second accommodating cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: LEDVANCE GMBH
    Inventors: Yaojun Feng, Yuanyuan He, Hua Wang, Zhian Li