Patents Examined by Thomas M. Sember
  • Patent number: 10352543
    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: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Braganca, John T. Walsh, Matthew Kenyon
  • Patent number: 10344940
    Abstract: The optical system comprises an optical component with an active part (1) made of an optically transparent material, a collimating element (2) and a light unit (3) to emit light rays (10) to the collimating element (2) to collimate light rays (10) and to direct them to the active part (1). Generally, the active part (1) has an output surface (12) on its front side for the output of light rays (10) out of the active part (1) towards the display surface (ZY) situated at a distance in front of the active part (1). Furthermore, the active part (1) comprises optical elements (13) whose output surfaces (15) are part of the output surface (12) to create light patterns (A) on the display surface (ZY). The optical elements (13) consist of convergent lenses (13a) and/or divergent lenses (13b), the optical elements (13) being arranged after each other in rows situated next to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Varroc Lighting Systems, S.R.O.
    Inventors: Tomas Gloss, Jakub Hruska
  • Patent number: 10337709
    Abstract: A mirroring device having a housing, a mirroring assembly, an adjustable illuminator and an actuator is provided. The housing has a light transmissive cover. The mirroring assembly is disposed at the housing, the mirroring assembly has a display surface and the display surface exposes the outer housing, and the light transmissive cover surrounds the mirroring assembly. The adjustable illuminator is disposed in the housing corresponding to the light transmissive cover, the adjustable illuminator has a bracket, the bracket surrounds the mirroring assembly, at least one illumination component and at least one corresponding pivotal plate are arranged on the bracket, and the pivotal plate could pivot to change projecting direction of the illumination component. The actuator has a pusher connected to the pivotal plate for pushing the pivotal plate to pivot and thereby alter the projecting direction of the illumination component and focus position of the illumination component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: CAL-COMP BIG DATA, INC.
    Inventors: Teng-Nan Lo, Ming-Hua Hung
  • Patent number: 10337684
    Abstract: An optical lighting module for a motor vehicle including a primary optical element having a first rear portion with a plurality of light guides of longitudinal main axis arranged along at least one transverse row, each comprising an output front end face for a secondary light beam. Also included is a front portion which has a common output front face for the secondary light beams, wherein the front face of the front portion is conformed to spread the secondary light beams at least in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Alexandre Joerg, Marine Courcier
  • Patent number: 10330293
    Abstract: Disclosed is an LED light source automated luminaire with a multi-sided elongated light collimator/mixer/integrator with receiving lens and output lens both with spill shields and where the receiving spill shield is nesting in the output spill shield. The elongated integrator has a square input cross-section and a hexagon or octagon output cross section and is tapered so that the input cross section is smaller than the output cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Robe Lighting s.r.o.
    Inventors: Pavel Jurik, Josef Valchar
  • Patent number: 10330980
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a quantum dot light emitting device, a backlight module, and a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: Hisense Electric Co., Ltd., Hisense USA Coporation, Hisense International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhicheng Song
  • Patent number: 10322818
    Abstract: An LED light system for an aircraft may comprise a first LED lamp having a first LED array. The first LED array may include at least a first LED and a second LED. A first optical element may be configured to direct light emitted from the first LED in a first beam centered around a first angle and to direct light emitted from the second LED in a second beam centered around a second angle. The LED light system may further comprise a second LED lamp having a second LED array. The second LED array may include at least a third LED and a fourth LED. A second optical element may be configured to direct light emitted from the third LED in a third beam centered around the first angle and to direct light emitted from the fourth LED in a fourth beam centered around the second angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Philippe Lapujade
  • Patent number: 10323983
    Abstract: A lamp for illuminating food products along a line is provided. The lamp comprises: a housing having a longitudinal axis and an opening along the longitudinal axis; a light source located in the housing along the longitudinal axis; a reflector positioned in the housing along the longitudinal axis, the reflector to reflect light from the light source through the opening and focus the light along the line; a removeable frame attached to the housing around the opening, the removeable frame having an aperture aligned with the opening along the longitudinal axis; a glass window in the aperture; a transparent polymer film in the aperture at an outward facing side of the glass window, each of the glass window and the transparent polymer film extending into the removeable frame past a perimeter of the aperture; and a seal between the transparent polymer film and the perimeter of the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: P & P OPTICA INC.
    Inventors: Krishna Iyer, Timothy M. F. Stork, Ewa Osika, David William Lizius, Romuald Pawluczyk, Anthony Robert Shaw, Alexander Baran-Harper
  • Patent number: 10323829
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for adjusting and focusing a beam light spread to separate beams spreads of approximately 80 degrees, approximately 60 degrees, approximately 40 degrees and approximately 20 degrees in a spotlight. The spotlight can be used in landscape and pathway spot lights. A disc with three lenses thereon can be positioned in front of an LED (light emitting diode) lights source having a primary lens in front of the light source. The primary lens can adjust the light spread to approximately 80 degrees. Each of the three lenses on the disc can adjust the light spread further to approximately 20 degrees, approximately 40 degrees, and approximately 60 degrees. The spotlight can be mounted on a ground based stake. A mechanically rotatable knob/wheel can be physically rotated by the user to mechanically adjust the single disc to the four different positions in order to change the beam angle to anyone of the four light spread angles. The light can be mounted indoors as well as outdoors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Chien Luen Industries Co., Ltd., Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Zauhar, Willard Passauer, III, Charles Bucher, Tien S. Lowe
  • Patent number: 10309377
    Abstract: A thermally and electrically controllable miniaturised actuator comprises a bi-layer structure formed of a shape-memory alloy layer coupled with an electro-active polymer layer. A heating means is provided for thermal stimulation of the shape-memory alloy layer, this layer transitioning from an initial shape at a first temperature to a second, pre-determined, shape at a second temperature. Application of an electric field to the electro-active polymer layer stimulates this layer to deform in response, with a stress which may exceed that of the alloy layer, when the latter layer is in a low-temperature phase. Actuation methods are further provided, which include stimulating the polymer layer to deform in an opposite ‘direction’ to the deformation of the alloy layer, thus allowing the actuator to be ‘reset’ in between strokes. Methods of producing an actuator are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Daan Anton van den Ende
  • Patent number: 10302272
    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: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Joseph Pahl, Adam Moore Foy
  • Patent number: 10302277
    Abstract: Provided is a multi-faceted lens. The multi-faceted lens includes a light-receiver disposed in front of a light source, a total internal reflector disposed outside the light-receiver and equipped with a total internal reflection lens for collecting the light irradiated by the light source, and a light-transmitter disposed in front of the light-receiver to irradiate the light, supplied from the light-receiver and the total internal reflector, onto the outside. Light irradiated by the light source passes through the light-receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki Ryong Song, Gun Duk Kim, Hyung Rok Shim
  • Patent number: 10295137
    Abstract: A motor vehicle headlight includes a light module, having a light source, a primary optics that collects light and micro projectors, of which each one comprises one respective input lens, one respective output lens and an aperture that is arranged between the input lens and the output lens. The input lens, the aperture and the output lens feature one width and one height. The primary optics, the input lens, the aperture and the output lens of one respective micro projector are arranged in such a way, that the light from the light source that emits from the primary optics illuminates the input lens, and the light of the light source that emits from the input lens illuminates the output lens. The headlight includes micro projectors, whose widths (b) are different and whose heights (h) are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Automotive Lighting Reutlingen GmbH
    Inventors: Emil P. Stefanov, Christian Buchberger
  • Patent number: 10297996
    Abstract: A junction box assembly may include a junction box base and a junction box cover. The junction box base may define a junction box internal recess. The junction box cover may include a mounting flange, a cover barrier spaced from the mounting flange, and a wall extending between the mounting flange and the cover barrier and defining a junction box cover recess. The junction box cover may be configured to be alternatively coupled to a backing panel to form a junction box, such that either (1) the cover barrier of the junction box cover is received in the junction box internal recess and defines a first junction box space, or (2) the cover barrier is spaced from the backing panel and on a side of the backing panel opposite the junction box base and defines a second junction box space larger than the first junction box space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Viza Electronics Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Simon Christopher Smith, Robert Zamora, Jack Lula
  • Patent number: 10288267
    Abstract: A light fixture can include a light housing and a light cartridge. The light cartridge can be configured to releasably and/or electrically connect to a portion of the light housing. In some embodiments, the light cartridge includes a collar movably connected to the cartridge and configured to rotate with respect to the cartridge. Rotation of the collar can facilitate attachment and/or release of the cartridge from the light housing. In some cases, the cartridge includes a releasable driver, one or more lenses, one or more beam reflectors, one or more diffusers, and/or other electrical and optical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Darrin I. Schmuckle
  • Patent number: 10288257
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a light-emitting apparatus including at least one light source configured to discharge excitation light that travels straight, and a reflector configured to reflect the excitation light, which travels straight and is introduced in an incidence direction, in an emission direction, which is opposite and parallel to the incidence direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kang Yeol Park, Ki Cheol Kim, Chang Gyun Son
  • Patent number: 10288270
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein include a relocatable illuminator that includes an illumination component with a plurality of light emitting devices. The relocatable illuminator may include a solar collection device coupled to the plurality of light emitting devices and a base component that removably couples to a post by covering at least a portion of a top surface of the post. In some embodiments, the base component is configured to support the illumination component in a substantially vertical configuration to provide a lighted indication of a location of the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Troy K. Uahinui
  • Patent number: 10278461
    Abstract: Present disclosure is directed to inventive methods and systems for providing electrical power to one or more charms operatively connected to an electrically powered jewelry. Accordingly, various embodiments are directed to a bracelet having at least a first and a second powered rail, the first rail having an electric potential lower than the second the rail such that a potential difference exists between the rails. In an embodiment, the first and second rails exists form an open circuit that may be closed by attaching one or more charms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Edward Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10266318
    Abstract: A solar jar lid having a solar unit and having a support housing that supports the solar unit, and wherein the solar unit has a light emitting diode. The support housing has an internal thread such that it can be threaded to ajar and defines an opening for receiving a straw. The support housing is capable of being threaded to a jar. When the light emitting diode is turned on a beverage in the jar is illuminated. In another embodiment the support housing is replaced with a tabbed support housing, and in another embodiment the support housing is replaced with a clamp arm support housing. The solar unit includes a solar panel and rechargeable battery and may include an on and off switch. The user fills the jar with a beverage and the light emitting diode illuminates the beverage as the user drinks the beverage through the straw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Brian Joseph Callanan, Jesse Callanan, Madeleine Callanan
  • Patent number: 10269719
    Abstract: A multilevel light emitting LED substrate and package, and bulb, comprising multiple annular substrates disposed at intervals, wherein every two adjacent annular substrates among the multiple annular substrates are connected by using at least one connection part, and the the connection part is stretched and shaped such that the multiple annular substrates are located in different planes to form a three-dimensional structure, By means of the multilevel light emitting LED substrate and package, and the bulb, a planar LED substrate and package can be processed to be a three-dimensional structure; the process is convenient, the structure is simple, and it is easy to set and control LED chips; moreover, the process efficiency is high, so that the LED package is not easily damaged in the process, and the production efficiency and yield are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Ge Tiehan