Patents Examined by Thomas M. Sember
  • Patent number: 10690308
    Abstract: An automotive lighting device includes a low beam light source, adapted for emitting a low beam and a signlight beam, a diaphragm element and a main optical element. The main optical element includes a first zone and a second zone. The first zone is suitable for receiving a part of the low beam which has not been reflected by the diaphragm element and projecting a low beam pattern and the second zone is suitable for receiving a part of the signlight beam which has not been reflected by the diaphragm element and projecting a signlight pattern. At least part of the second zone of the main optical element is treated to provide light diffusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: VALEO ILUMINACION
    Inventor: Sergio Donoso
  • Patent number: 10690321
    Abstract: In various embodiments, an optical arrangement is provided. The optical arrangement includes a carrier plate, on which at least one light source is arranged, at least one optical element for directing the radiation of the at least one light source, and at least one sleeve, which is connected to the light source and is intended to hold the optical element. At least one of the sleeve is configured in such a way that the light source and the optical element are respectively arranged therein at least in sections, or the optical element can be positioned exactly with respect to the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Hartwig, Ingo Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10688923
    Abstract: An illuminated vehicle door handle assembly for easily locating vehicle door handles in the dark includes a plurality of door handle apparatuses and a photosensor. Each door handle apparatus comprises a housing defining a handle cavity. The housing is configured to be installed within a vehicle door interior of a vehicle. A handle has a pivot hinge extending from a handle top side through a handle bottom side and pivotably coupled to the housing. A handle front side has a light aperture extending through to the handle inside. A light is coupled within the handle adjacent the light aperture. The photosensor is coupled to a power wire of the light of each door handle apparatus. The sensor housing is configured to be coupled within a dashboard of the vehicle and connected to a vehicle electrical system to power the light of each door handle apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Murray Ingram
  • Patent number: 10683992
    Abstract: A direct-type backlight module and a LED array are provided. The backlight module includes a supporting plate; a LED array, disposed on the supporting plate, the LED array including a LED light source; an optical lens encapsulating the LED light source, the optical lens including a light entrance surface and a light exit surface for light rays emitted from the LED light source; a light adjusting structure, disposed apart from the supporting plate, a chamber defined between the light adjusting structure and the supporting plate; and a supporting structure, disposed on the light exit surface of the optical lens, extending within the chamber toward the light adjusting structure along a direction away from the supporting plate, the supporting structure configured to support the light adjusting structure. Generation of dark shadows is suppressed and structural strength of the supporting structure is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: Zanjia Su, Yongyuan Qiu, Xiaoyu He
  • Patent number: 10683989
    Abstract: A refrigerator apparatus includes a case opening passing through an inner case; and an lighting device in the opening, wherein the device includes: a lamp case having a cavity defined therein; a light-emitting unit accommodated in the cavity, wherein the light-emitting unit is disposed more outwardly than the case opening, wherein the light-emitting unit irradiates light toward an inner surface of the cavity; a cover coupled with the lamp case to cover the case opening, wherein light from the light-emitting unit is reflected from the cavity through the cover toward the refrigerator interior space; and a reflection portion formed on the cover, wherein the reflection portion is configured to allow light from the light-emission unit directed toward the case opening to be redirected toward the inner surface of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Changbong Choi, Hyesun Jung
  • Patent number: 10678094
    Abstract: A polarized backlight employs a light source configured to provide polarized light and a light guide to guide the polarized light. A polarization-preserving scattering feature optically coupled to the light guide is configured to scatter a portion of the guided polarized light out of the light guide as emitted polarized light. A polarization of the emitted polarized light is determined by a polarization of the guided polarized light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LEIA INC.
    Inventors: David A. Fattal, Ming Ma, Xuejian Li
  • Patent number: 10670225
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a lens, a primary light source and multiple secondary light sources positioned about a perimeter of the lens. Each of the secondary light sources is configured to produce a sparkling effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ELATION LIGHTING, INC.
    Inventors: Matthias Hinrichs, Toby Velazquez
  • Patent number: 10670200
    Abstract: An optical component includes: a light transmissive member having an upper face, a lower face, and at least one lateral face; and a light reflecting member that surrounds the at least one lateral face of the light transmissive member, wherein the light reflecting member is made of a ceramic that contains a plurality of pores, and wherein the plurality of pores are localized in a vicinity of the light transmissive member in a cross section that extends through the light transmissive member and the light reflecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teruhiko Noguchi, Toshio Akita, Yasuhisa Kotani
  • Patent number: 10670223
    Abstract: A light emitting module includes a laser element and a first transistor including a first electrode connected to the laser element, a second electrode connected to a power supply, and a control electrode. A second transistor includes a first electrode connected to a second reference potential via a first resistor, a second electrode connected to a first reference potential, and a control electrode. The control electrode of the first transistor is connected to the first electrode of the second transistor and the first resistor. A conversion member is to convert a laser beam emitted by the laser element and includes a sensing wire via which the control electrode of the second transistor is connected to a third reference potential. The control electrode of the second transistor is connected to a fourth reference potential via a second resistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Suzuki, Takashi Mukai
  • Patent number: 10670236
    Abstract: A plug-in LED lamp holder is provided, including a first housing, a second housing and a core shaft, wherein each of the first housing and the second housing has a semicircular tubular structure and is provided at a top portion thereof with a connecting block, the connecting block has a triangular plate shape and is provided with a connecting hole formed thereon, each of the first housing and the second housing is provided with a semicircular side tube communicating with an inner side thereof, a plurality of semi-annular inner ribs are provided on an inner wall of the side tube, the first housing and the second housing are assembled to define a cylindrical cavity on a bottom thereof, the first housing and the second housing are respectively provided on the cylindrical cavity with a first thread and a second thread which together form a complete thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Xiaojun Xu
  • Patent number: 10670218
    Abstract: An electrical device for a vehicle includes a housing having an upper portion and a lower portion. An upper light source attaches to the upper portion and a light guiding element attaches to the upper portion to receive the upper light from the upper light source and direct outgoing light in a substantially uniform direction. A display attaches to the upper portion to receive the outgoing light for illumination of the display. A lower member couples with the lower portion. A lower light source attaches to the lower member. A collimator attaches to the lower member to receive incoming light from the lower light source and change directions of the incoming light to a collimated beam. A lens element attaches to the lower portion to direct the collimated beam at a target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: TYCO Electronics Canada ULC
    Inventors: Jaroslaw Henryk Dawidziuk, Dragos N. Luca
  • Patent number: 10663129
    Abstract: An emergency lighting fixture includes strip mounting plate, interfaces in both two sides of the mounting plate for connecting an external power supply. A lamp cover is connected one side of mounting plate. Light strip is formed between the mounting plate and the lamp cover. One the other side, there is backup battery and control module which can provide the power supply from the interface to backup battery and light strip. The backup battery, the interface, and the light strip are electrically connected to the control module, which integrates backup battery and light strip into a whole. When power supply is not stable or power outage, Backup Battery inside the emergency lamp will provide backup power for the emergency lighting fixture to make the emergency lighting fixture continue lighting so that the emergency lighting function can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN ITSUWA LIGHT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ming Zhong
  • Patent number: 10663138
    Abstract: A light module includes a plurality of optical fibers configured as an optical fiber panel, wherein a first end of the plurality of optical fibers is configured into a bundle; a first solid state light source coupled to the bundle; a second solid state light source; and a reflector configured to reflect light rays transmitted from the second solid state light source towards the optical fiber panel. A method of transmitting light includes transmitting a first set of light rays, via a first solid state light source, to a plurality of optical fibers of an optical fiber panel, wherein the first solid state light source is coupled to the plurality of optical fibers; transmitting a second set of light rays, via a second solid state light source, towards a reflector; and reflecting the second set of light rays from the reflector towards the optical fiber panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Patton Davis Baker, Charles Crespin
  • Patent number: 10656463
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, a backlight device, and a fixing member. The backlight device is disposed to face the display panel. The fixing member having stickiness is disposed between the display panel and the backlight device to fix the display panel and the backlight device together. The display panel includes a panel-side attachment portion to which the fixing member is bonded. The panel-side attachment portion includes a rough surface portion including a section thereof roughened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Seiji Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10641457
    Abstract: A headlight includes light sources, and phase modulation elements that diffract lights incident from the light sources with changeable phase modulation patterns. The lights diffracted by the phase modulation elements are emitted with a low beam light distribution pattern that is a predetermined light distribution pattern based on the phase modulation patterns. A projection region on which zeroth order lights, that are emitted from the phase modulation elements without being diffracted by the phase modulation elements, among the lights incident on the phase modulation elements, are projected is located within a range where a driver's view of a vehicle is obstructed by the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Kito, Kazuya Motohashi
  • Patent number: 10641459
    Abstract: A shield for a lighting fixture includes a panel that is optically transparent and a screen attached to the panel. The screen has opaque segments, where the opaque segments have gaps therebetween. The screen is screen printed onto the panel. The opaque segments are distributed on the panel in a pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Joseph Pahl, Adam Moore Foy
  • Patent number: 10641944
    Abstract: A button indicator and a light guiding ring assembly are provided. The button indicator includes a button cover and a light guiding ring. The button cover has a cover body, retaining walls and hooks. The cover body has a top surface and a bottom surface. The retaining walls and the hooks protruded from the bottom surface are disposed around the cover body. The light guiding ring sleeved on the button cover has a ring body, elastic arms, a sliding matching groove and light guiding portions. The ring body has an inner surface with the elastic arms and the sliding matching groove disposing thereon and an outer surface with the light guiding portions locating thereon. The retaining walls abut against the inner surface of the ring body, and the hooks move along and snap the sliding matching groove. The elastic arms abut against the bottom surface of the cover body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Long-Sing Ye, Tao-Hsiang Tang
  • Patent number: 10634321
    Abstract: A recessed light fixture includes an LED module, which includes a single LED package that is configured to generate all light emitted by the recessed light fixture. For example, the LED package can include multiple LEDs mounted to a common substrate. The LED package can be coupled to a heat sink for dissipating heat from the LEDs. The heat sink can include a core member from which fins extend. Each fin can include one or more straight and/or curved portions. A reflector housing may be coupled to the heat sink and configured to receive a reflector. The reflector can have any geometry, such as a bell-shaped geometry including two radii of curvature that join together at an inflection point. An optic coupler can be coupled to the reflector housing and configured to cover electrical connections at the substrate and to guide light emitted by the LED package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Jerold Tickner, Scott David Wegner, Evans Edward Thompson, III
  • Patent number: 10634331
    Abstract: A wireless headlight assembly for attachment to an eyewear frame is disclosed. The wireless headlight assembly comprises a battery pod containing a battery connected to a lower housing element, which controls the application of power from the battery to an attached headlight assembly containing a headlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Feinbloom, Ken Braganca, Ken Koscheka, Bo Zhou
  • Patent number: 10632900
    Abstract: Provided is an illumination device which has a coherent light source that emits a first coherent light beam and a second coherent light beam, an optical device that diffuses the first coherent light beam to illuminate a first illumination zone and diffuses a wave of the second coherent light beam to illuminate a second illumination zone, and a timing control unit that individually controls incidence timing of the first coherent light beam and the second coherent light beam on the optical device or illumination timing of the first illumination zone and the second illumination zone, wherein the optical device includes a first diffusion region on which the first coherent light beam is incident, and a second diffusion region on which the second coherent light beam is incident, the first diffusion region is capable of illuminating the first illumination zone by diffusion of the incident first coherent light beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Makio Kurashige