Patents Examined by Steven Y Horikoshi
  • Patent number: 10436427
    Abstract: A Light and Power Distribution System for Non-Occupied Structures for providing electrical and lighting capabilities without the need for an electrician or inspections. The Light and Power Distribution System for Non-Occupied Structures includes a main housing assembly coupled to a wall of a structure; a main power connection cable for electrically coupling to an electrical service; and at least one electrical outlet operationally coupled to the main housing assembly and electrically coupled to said main power connection cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Nathan L Rons
  • Patent number: 10436423
    Abstract: A holder includes a socket. An insert can be positioned in the socket and includes two terminals configured to engage pads on an LED array. The insert and holder configuration can be configured to provide electrical isolation for a COB LED array so that additional flexibility in the selection of power suppliers is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory P. Meyer
  • Patent number: 10429561
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus for vehicles includes a light source, a fixed-image light valve, and a projection-lens set. The light source may generate illumination light of one or multiple various areas, and the fixed-image light valve has a fixed image of one or multiple various areas, respectively corresponding to the illumination light of one or the multiple various areas to transform the illumination light into image beam. The projection-lens set has one or multiple various projection lenses corresponding to the one or the multiple various fixed images, wherein a central axis of the fixed image and an optical axis of the corresponding projection lens are not on the same axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: YOUNG OPTICS INC.
    Inventor: S-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 10429565
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides an optic, which comprises a light pipe extending from a proximal end to a distal end about an optical axis, said light pipe being adapted to receive at its proximal end at least a portion of light emitted by a light source. The optic further comprises a central reflector optically coupled to said distal end of the light pipe for receiving at least a portion of the light transmitted through the light pipe and reflecting said received light, a peripheral reflector optically coupled to said central reflector for receiving at least a portion of said reflected light, and an output surface. The peripheral reflect is configured to redirect at least a portion of the light received from the central reflector to said output surface for exiting the optic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Fraen Corporation
    Inventors: James Preston, Brien J. Housand, Michael Zollers
  • Patent number: 10424562
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a first light emitting element, a second light emitting element, a first phosphor sheet containing a first phosphor and a third phosphor, and covering a top face of the first light emitting element, and a second phosphor sheet containing a second phosphor and a fourth phosphor, and covering a top face of the second light emitting element, wherein a peak wavelength of light which is wavelength-converted by the first phosphor or the third phosphor is equal to or less than a peak wavelength of light which is wavelength-converted by the second phosphor or the fourth phosphor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignees: Citizen Electronics Co., Ltd., Citizen Watch Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Suto, Jo Kinosita
  • Patent number: 10422172
    Abstract: The present disclosure envisages a tool-less hinge mechanism for coupling a first element and a second element. The tool-less hinge mechanism comprises at least one lug integrally extending from one of the first element and the second element, and at least one loop integrally extending from remaining one of the first element and the second element. The at least one lug is configured to be received in the at least one loop, thereby providing hingeable coupling between the first element and the second element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Appleton Grp LLC.
    Inventors: Santosh K. Patil, Timothy E. Graff
  • Patent number: 10415766
    Abstract: An example embodiment of a backlit lamp comprises a housing, a forward facing directional light source and a rear facing directional light source. The housing may comprise a bowl portion comprising a first joining end and a forward emitting end; and a neck portion comprising a second joining end. The bowl and neck portions are joined at the first and second joining ends. The forward facing directional light source is mounted within the housing and configured to emit light in the direction of the forward emitting end. The rear facing directional light source is mounted within the housing and configured to emit light in an opposite direction from the light emitted by the forward facing directional light source. In an example embodiment, the forward facing and rear facing directional light source comprise light emitting diodes (LEDs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Feit Electric Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Barry Feit, Jose Mata
  • Patent number: 10400966
    Abstract: A decorative light can include: a housing defining an interior space and having an open front; a cover mounted to the open front of the housing, the cover including a beam-splitter light lens shade and a substantially planar lens portion disposed around the beam-splitter light lens shade; a motor located in the interior space of the housing, the motor including an output shaft; a first light module located in the interior space and including first light units disposed about the output shaft of the motor, where the output shaft is rotatable with respect to the first light units; a second light module located in the interior space and including second light units disposed about the output shaft of the motor, wherein the output shaft is rotatable with respect to the second light units; and a rotating lens module connected to the output shaft of the motor for rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Gemmy Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Lio Yenwei Chang, Cheng-Chun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10374374
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a screw-in type base for a lighting device being arranged to be mounted in a socket comprising a socket bottom conductor is provided. The base (100, 200, 300) comprising a threaded tubular enclosure (102) extending along an axial direction between a first (102a) and a second (102b) end portion of the enclosure (102), a base bottom conductor (103, 203, 311) arranged to be in electrically conductive contact with a light source (106) of the lighting device (400), and arranged to make electrically conductive, biased contact with the socket bottom conductor when the lighting device (400) is mounted in the socket, wherein the base bottom conductor (103, 203, 311) comprises a compliant thin-walled member (105, 205, 308) arranged such that the base bottom conductor (103, 203, 311) is, relative to the enclosure (102), movable in the axial direction in response to engagement with the socket bottom conductor when the lighting device (400) is mounted in the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Wouter Petrus Kaandorp
  • Patent number: 10317035
    Abstract: Provided is a light source device including: a planar light source provided with a light emitting curved surface; and an optical member that directs light from the light emitting curved surface toward a light emitting elongated region forming an angle with the light emitting curved surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaya Shido
  • Patent number: 10317055
    Abstract: A lighting device (1) is provided. The light device (1) comprises a first part (2) and a second part (2) which is flexibly connected to the first part (2) so that the lighting device (1) can be in at least two configurations. There is a sensor (7) which detects the configuration of the lighting device (1) and a controller for receiving the sensor signal from the sensor (7) and for providing an output to first light sources and second light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Anika Nelleke Siepel, Marjolein Dimmie van der Zwaag, Anthonie Hendrik Bergman
  • Patent number: 10315562
    Abstract: An attachment structure of a lighting device has: a holder provided on a top surface of a door pocket that constitutes a door lining, the lighting device being placed in the holder; walls for fixing the lighting device placed in the holder; a light source supporting part; and a connector supporting part. In this case, the attachment structure and the top surface of the door pocket are configured integrally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Suzuki, Yuichiro Hoshi, Noriyuki Yamato
  • Patent number: 10317052
    Abstract: A portable LED self-powered set up stand for temporary field placement, powering and repositioning an LED light without having to wire or rewire the LED light if a field placement of a LED light is changed with the set up stand having a first extension for temporary on-the-go connection to one of a set of support bases and a second extension for temporary on-the-go connection to a second extension supporting an LED light in a viewable condition with the LED set up stand including an internal replaceable dc power source for temporarily powering an LED light during a field installation, creation and light evaluation of an LED light display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: The Patent Store, LLC
    Inventors: L. Herbert King, Jr., James Keeven, William Hiner
  • Patent number: 10317015
    Abstract: Generally disclosed may be an LED lighting module (including but not limited to lamps, light bulbs, or light fixtures) with (i) rapidly replaceable LED light source units, (ii) rapidly replaceable driver circuitry, and (iii) efficient heat transfer. An aspect of the rapid replaceability of the disclosed light source is self-registration of the source's light elements, electronic drive components, and heat sources respectively relative to the optical, power supply components, and heat sink components of a lamp or other lighting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Auroralight, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Joye, John James Hradnansky
  • Patent number: 10304905
    Abstract: To provide, in a simple and cost-effective manner, a planar light-emitting module with reduced thickness as a whole, with its substrate end ensuring shock resistance and low risk of injury, and being excellent in transferring and dissipating heat. A light-emitting module of the present invention includes: a bezel having a leg part having an inner height H; a planar light-emitting tile; and a printed circuit board having a plurality of heat dissipating through holes. A heat dissipating interval is provided between the printed circuit board and the mounted surface. The printed circuit board includes a tile-side main surface being a soaking metal layer including through hole openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidemaro Saiki, Akira Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 10302278
    Abstract: An LED bulb with a down-reflecting optic is disclosed. Embodiments of the present invention can provide for an omnidirectional intensity distribution in the vertical plane for a vertically oriented solid-state lamp. In example embodiments, an optically transmissive enclosure is installed on the driver base. A plurality of LEDs are mounted on a mounting surface of the driver base, and an optical arrangement is disposed at least partially in an optical path from the plurality of LEDs to a central area of the optically transmissive enclosure to down-reflect at least some light from the plurality of LEDs. The optical arrangement can include a TIR optic with a spline-driving surface to down-reflect the at least some light from the plurality of LEDs, or a substantially flat mirror. Either may include a central aperture, and the optical arrangement may include a diffuser or diffusive areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Hong Lim, Troy Trottier, Kurt Wilcox, John Roberts
  • Patent number: 10300837
    Abstract: A front structure of a vehicle is provided with a vehicle front lamp disposed at each end portion of a vehicle front portion in a vehicle width direction. The vehicle front lamp includes a headlight, a cover member, and a lighting accessory. The cover member is disposed above the headlight. The lighting accessory is disposed above a rear portion of the headlight and below the cover member. The vehicle front lamp is provided with a ventilation path that is formed outward or inward of the headlight in the vehicle width direction below the cover member and that allows traveling wind from a vehicle front side to pass toward a vehicle rear side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihito Iwao, Yasuaki Kikuchi, Qian Zhao, Yusuke Nakamura, Takahiro Matsui
  • Patent number: 10274188
    Abstract: A lantern comprises a light source configured to emit visible light, as well as a heater configured to emit heat separate from the visible light of the light source. The lantern may have a housing defining a lighting section and a heating section, with the lighting section being arranged above the heating section. The light source may be positioned in the lighting section, or the light source may be positioned outside of the lighting section and adapted to project visible light at least partially into the lighting section, such as from a base below the lighting section or from a top above the lighting section. The heating section may contain the heater, which may be a convection heater adapted to blow heated air out of the housing in a desired direction. The housing may include a suspension structure for supporting the lantern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TWIN-STAR INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Marc Sculler
  • Patent number: 10267471
    Abstract: A lighting device for a vehicle may include a light source and a first reflecting unit configured to reflect a beam emitted from the light source. The lighting device may also include a lens in which the first reflecting unit is provided on a partial area of a surface of the lens. The lighting device may also include a reflective fluorescent body configured to convert a wavelength of light reflected from the first reflecting unit; and reflect, into the lens, the wavelength-converted light reflected from the first reflecting unit. The reflective fluorescent body may be disposed on a rear side of the lens and faces a rear surface of the lens. The first reflecting unit may be disposed so as not to be linearly aligned with the light source and the reflective fluorescent body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Park
  • Patent number: 10267506
    Abstract: Solid state lighting apparatuses, systems, and related methods for improved heat distribution are described. A solid state lighting apparatus can include a substrate and an array of solid state light emitters of varying power arranged on or over the substrate, wherein a predetermined group of the solid state light emitters includes solid state light emitters non-uniformly spaced apart from one another. A method of providing a solid stare lighting apparatus can include providing a substrate, and mounting an array of solid state light emitters of varying power on or over the substrate such that a predetermined group of the solid state light emitters includes solid state light emitters non-uniformly spaced apart from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Florin A. Tudorica, Christopher P. Hussell