Patents Examined by Steven Horikoshi
  • Patent number: 10317062
    Abstract: An end cap for a solid-state lighting device is described that provides an electrical connection(s) between an external power source and at least one solid-state emitter disposed in a hollow member of the lighting device. An outer wall extends a first distance and an inner wall extends a second distance from an inward-facing side of the end cap base. A gap between the inner wall and the outer wall accommodates the insertion of the hollow member. A contactor electrically coupled to a conductive member on an opposite side of the end cap extends into the gap. The contactor exerts a force on a flexible conductor and provides a power supply path to or power return path from the at least one solid-state emitter. Preferably, the lighting device includes an array of solid-state emitters disposed on a flexible substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: LEDVANCE LLC
    Inventors: Richard Speer, Kenneth Grossman
  • Patent number: 10189411
    Abstract: An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a mirror head having a mirror casing and a mirror reflective element, and a mirror mounting structure configured to adjustably mount the mirror head at an interior portion of a vehicle. A receiving portion is configured for receiving a portable self-contained garage door opening module at least partially thereat. The module includes a user input and a housing that houses (i) circuitry, (ii) a transmitter and (iii) a battery. The module is operable to wirelessly transmit responsive to actuation of the user input. With the module at the receiving portion of the mirror assembly, the user input is accessible by the vehicle driver. The module is configured to cooperate with the receiving portion to releasably secure the module at the interior rearview mirror assembly, with the module being releasable from the interior rearview mirror assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: Darryl P. De Wind, Craig Kendall, Christopher R. Koetje, Niall R. Lynam
  • Patent number: 10188003
    Abstract: A plastic frame, a backlight module and a display device including the backlight module are disclosed. The backlight module includes a front frame, a display panel, an adhesive tape and a plastic frame. The plastic frame includes a frame body, an upwardly extending protrusion is provided along an inner edge of the frame body at an inner side of the frame body, and a mounting surface is provided on an upper surface of the frame body at an outer side of the protrusion. The front frame covers the mounting surface, the display panel is carried on an inner side of the plastic frame, the adhesive tape is adhered to the upper surface of the front frame and the upper surface of the protrusion, and the adhesive tape is adhered to the upper surface of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventors: Xiaoming Meng, Zhen Jin, Byung-In Park, Hui Wang
  • Patent number: 10165735
    Abstract: The present invention provides a dynamically engaged plant stimulation lighting system and methods for growing plants. Specific wavelengths may be provided in the system along with specific color temperature and even specific color rendering index values for optimal plant growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Full Spectrum Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Nathan Carlie, Todd Jaeger, Brad Lewis, Matthew Morgan
  • Patent number: 10162158
    Abstract: A projection lens formed of a light-transmitting resin including an incidence part on which light is incident, an emission part, a peripheral edge portion, and a thick part. Light is incident on the incidence part. The emission part emits the light incident from the incidence part. The peripheral edge portion is provided at a boundary between the incidence part and the emission part. The thick part is provided at a part of the peripheral edge portion, made thicker in an optical axis direction than other parts of the peripheral edge portion and having a gate mark formed at least on a part of an outer peripheral surface of the thick part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Akinori Matsumoto, Tatsuhiko Yamamichi, Kenji Yoshida, Masashi Katayama, Takahito Osawa, Mamoru Kosuge
  • Patent number: 10150352
    Abstract: An illuminated window assembly that includes a glass substrate; a light barrier over the substrate having a reflective interior-facing and a tinted exterior-facing surface; a light-diffusing element over the barrier having first and second opposed edges; and an LED source or spaced LED sources configured to direct incident light into the first opposed edge. Further, a thickness of the element at the first opposed edge is greater than a thickness at the second opposed edge. The LED sources can also be directed into both the first and second opposed edges, wherein a thickness of the element at the first and the second opposed edge is greater than a thickness between the opposed edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Hongen Tu, Scott Holmes Dunham, Paul Kenneth Dellock
  • Patent number: 10151452
    Abstract: A variable focus lighting fixture includes a fixed sleeve assembly, a moveable sleeve assembly, a light emitting unit, a lens and an actuation assembly. The moveable sleeve assembly penetrates into the fixed sleeve assembly and moves relative to the fixed sleeve assembly. The light emitting unit is secured onto the fixed sleeve assembly. The lens is secured onto the moveable sleeve assembly. The actuation assembly is connected between the moveable sleeve assembly and the fixed sleeve assembly. The actuation assembly includes a spiral curve slot and a sliding pin penetrating into the spiral curve slot. When the moveable sleeve assembly rotates along a central axis of the moveable sleeve assembly, the sliding pin moves along the spiral curve slot to drive the moveable sleeve assembly to move along the axial direction thereof. Accordingly, the projection path of the light from the light emitting unit through the lens is altered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventors: Hsin-Chieh Huang, Shun Wang, Shun-Wen Teng
  • Patent number: 10139059
    Abstract: A compact recessed lighting system is provided. The recessed lighting system includes a light source module and a driver coupled to a unified casting and within a shared junction box. The junction box may be coupled to a set of hangar holders that are movably coupled to a corresponding set of hangar bars. The junction box, including the light source module and driver installed therein, may move both 1) along the hangar bars and 2) along an axis perpendicular to the hangar bars. Accordingly, the junction box may be moved to rest in preferred location between a set of joists or beams in a structure. By being configured such that the junction box, along with the light source module and driver, is coupled to a unified set of moveable elements that position the combined structure, the recessed lighting system eliminates the added bulk and size of traditional recessed lighting systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: DMF, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Danesh
  • Patent number: 10139055
    Abstract: The fluorescence light source device of the present invention includes a fluorescence member formed from a phosphor composed of single crystal or polycrystal and excited by excitation light. A periodic structure layer made of a high refractive index material having a refractive index of not less than the refractive index of the fluorescence member is formed on the surface of the fluorescence member. The periodic structure layer has a surface with a periodic structure having a periodic array of conical or truncated projections and formed by an etching process. The aspect ratio which is a ratio of the height of the projections to the pitch in the periodic structure is within a range of 0.5 to 0.9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Ushio Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaki Inoue, Seiji Kitamura
  • Patent number: 10125966
    Abstract: An LED lamp with a built-in means of dissipating working heat includes top and bottom covers, a connector between the two, and an integrated device which is received by the top and bottom covers. The integrated device includes a radiator, a control circuit, and a plurality of LED chips. The control circuit and LED chips are disposed on the main surface and are electrically connected to the control circuit. One end of the connector is electrically connected to an external power source and the other end of the connector supplies power to the LED chips. The LED lamp being integrated with a radiator device, a control circuit, and an illumination device, the lighting efficiency and working life of the LED chip is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Shun-Long Lee, Wen-Hsiang Wu
  • Patent number: 10119665
    Abstract: A variable hanging lighting, which is mountable on a carrier to form a designed lighting fixture having a three-dimensional shape, includes a flexible light strip, a flexible long channel member and multiple slings. The light strip has multiple luminous bodies arranged in a linear array to form a luminous surface on the light strip that outwardly emits light. The long channel member includes a bottom with multiple locating holes, two side walls, and two convexly fixed flanges that form a notch that accommodates the light strip. The slings each have at least one engaging element connected to a respective locating hole via an engaging connector to hang the long on a carrier so that the bottom of the long channel member is close to the carrier, and the luminous surface emits light in a direction away from the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Ling Yung Lin
  • Patent number: 10113716
    Abstract: An LED luminaire includes a reflector, a channel, and a printed circuit board (PCB) onto which LEDs are mounted. Each of the reflector, the channel, and the PCB includes a feature(s) that permit their attachment to each other without the need for separate fasteners and tools. Embodiments of the LED luminaire may also include an optic and a pair of end caps, also designed for assembly into the LED luminaire without the use of or need for separate fasteners and tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventor: Forrest Starnes McCanless
  • Patent number: 10107466
    Abstract: A headlight lens for a vehicle headlight, the headlight lens having a body of transparent material. The monolithic body includes a light passage section having at least one optically operative light exit face and a light tunnel having at least one optically operative light entry face. The light tunnel transits into the light passage section via a bend being curved in its longitudinal extension, wherein the light tunnel at the bend has a smaller cross section than the light passage section at the bend and wherein the light passage section is configured for imaging the bend as a bright-dark-boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Docter Optics SE
    Inventors: Dmitry Fedosik, Wolfram Wintzer
  • Patent number: 10099800
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for forming an embedded light source in a composite panel. A first electrode and a second electrode are associated with a first layer of material. A light source is positioned in electrical communication with the first electrode and the second electrode. An assembly comprising the first layer of material, the first electrode, the second electrode, and the light source is processed to form a multilayer panel with an embedded light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Abhishek Pradeep Kulkarni, John Christopher Wilde, Xiaoxi Wang, Nathanial C. Cuddy
  • Patent number: 10101002
    Abstract: A light fixture is disclosed. The light fixture includes a frame, a light source disposed within and coupled to the frame, and a lens coupled to the light source. The light also includes a first fabric layer coupled to the frame at a first distance from the lens and a second fabric layer coupled to the frame at a second distance from the lens. The first fabric layer has a plurality of dots printed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bernd Richter, Casey Feeney, Michael Cook, Christopher Daniel Peak, Matthais Jäckl, Sebastian Röhrer, Sean Hennessy
  • Patent number: 10094967
    Abstract: Disclosed are an optical sheet, a display device including the same, and a method for manufacturing the same. The optical sheet includes a host layer, a plurality of wavelength conversion particles in the host layer, and a plurality of optical path change particles in the host layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sahng Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 10094549
    Abstract: The present application discloses various embodiments of a heat sink for semiconductor devices and methods for using and constructing the same. According to at least one aspect of the present disclosure, a heat sink for cooling a semiconductor device includes a base plate including a first side and a second side; a leg extending from the second side of the base plate, the leg including a distal end opposite the base plate and opposing walls extending between the base plate and the distal end; a leg plate disposed adjacent the distal end of the leg; a plurality of fins disposed between the distal end of the leg and the leg plate; and a plurality of micro-channels defined by the distal end of the leg, the plurality of fins, and the leg plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Flex-N-Gate Advanced Product Development, LLC
    Inventors: Muhammed Aquil Hamid, Steve Barman, Charles F. Schweitzer
  • Patent number: 10088138
    Abstract: A tactical carry flash light includes a dual independent switch assembly for independently controlling first and second light emitters. The switch assembly is mounted in a tail cap of the flash light housing to provide operation of all modes by the user's thumb or finger. The housing encloses a battery pack that includes conductive elements, enclosed within an insulating sleeve, that enable the independent control of the first and second light emitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Bayco Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Paul Shoulders
  • Patent number: 10088116
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a laminar support member bendable at bending lines extending in a common direction, the bending lines partitioning the laminar support member in a plurality of stripes. The plurality of stripes includes at least one first stripe with electrically-powered light radiation sources therealong and at least one second stripe free from light radiation sources forming a side wing for the at least one first stripe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Sridharan Venk, Dina Pasqualini, Alessandro Scordino
  • Patent number: 10077883
    Abstract: An illumination device includes an optical component and a light-emitting module. The optical component includes a light-transmitting body, a first optical unit, and a second optical unit. The first optical unit has a light input surface and a plurality of surrounding structures surrounding the light input surface and arranged in a pattern of concentric circles, and each surrounding structure has a first surrounding surface and a second surrounding surface. The second optical unit has a spiral structure surrounding the light output surface of the light-transmitting body and a surrounding frame surrounding the light output surface of the light-transmitting body and the spiral structure, and a relative height from a topmost surface of the spiral structure to the light output surface of the light-transmitting body is increased gradually from inner to outer. The light-emitting module is disposed under the light input surface of the first optical unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventors: Hsin-Chieh Huang, Shun-Wen Teng, Shun Wang