Patents Examined by Thomas M. Sember
  • Patent number: 10072826
    Abstract: There is provided a light bulb (1) which comprises: a cap (2) for mechanically and electrically connecting the light bulb (1) to a lamp socket; a light-transmissive envelope (3); a stem (12) arranged inside the envelope (3), the stem (12) including a base portion (13) proximal to the cap (2); and at least one carrier (7) and one or more solid-state lighting devices (6) mounted on the at least one carrier (7) inside the envelope (3). The at least one carrier (7) is supported by the base portion (13) of the stem (12). There is also provided a method for producing a light bulb (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Vincent Stefan David Gielen, Antonius Adrianus Maria Marinus, Martijn Jochem Van Uden
  • Patent number: 10066797
    Abstract: A convenient-to-install LED downlight includes a cylinder, a light source device, a light diverging assembly, a cover assembly and a power supply device. The light source device is installed to the top of the cylinder, and the light diverging assembly is installed at the bottom of the light source device and disposed inside the cylinder. The cover assembly is disposed inside the cylinder and under the light source device. The power supply device is engaged with the top of the light source device capable of producing a deflection with respect to the light source device to form a straight line, so that the power supply device passes through and enters into an installing hole of the ceiling and then deflects to its original position and a support bracket at the bottom abuts the ceiling. The LED downlight has the features of simple structure and convenient installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Treasure Best Ltd.
    Inventor: Yiyi Tan
  • Patent number: 10067382
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a supporting member for diffusion plate and a backlight module, in which the supporting member for diffusion plate is mounted between a backplane and a diffusion plate, the supporting member for diffusion plate includes a fixing portion and a supporting portion; the fixing portion is secured to the backplane; the supporting portion connects the fixing portion and extends opposite from the fixing portion; the supporting portion contacts and elastically supports the diffusion plate, when the supporting portion is pressed by a force from the extending direction of the supporting portion, the supporting portion causes an elastic deformation and shortens along the extending direction. The disclosed supporting member for diffusion plate will not damage the diffusion plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN TCL NEW TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yuangui Huang, Xiaoxu Dong
  • Patent number: 10054275
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a lighting apparatus which includes a body and a lighting assembly. The lighting assembly includes a mounting frame and a light-emitting body disposed thereon. The body is in an atypical shape or a polyhedron shape. A surface of the body protrudes or is recessed to form a chamber. The light-emitting body is provided inside and/or outside the chamber, and/or inside and/or outside the body. The present invention utilizes the shape features of the body to create a harmonious, unified and perfect effect in combination of the environment in which it is used. The basin-shaped body is placed outdoors. Water and bird food can be held in the basin. In daytime, the light-emitting body does not light up. Birds can clean their feathers and peck at the bird food in the basin, which is environmentally friendly and energy saving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Peijun Wang
  • Patent number: 10048421
    Abstract: A light guide unit includes a frame having a groove and sidewalls around the groove and a light guide plate carried in the frame. The sidewalls define at least one hole therein. The light guide plate includes at least one light guide fiber arranged in the groove and an optical rubber filling in the groove and covering the light guide fiber. Each light guide fiber has a first optical coupling end extending out of the frame through the hole configured for light penetrating into therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: ScienBiziP Consulting(Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jen-Tsorng Chang
  • Patent number: 10041632
    Abstract: A lighting module includes a lampshade and a base plate unit. The lampshade includes a top annular wall, and outer and inner surrounding walls extending downwardly from the top wall and spaced apart from each other. The top annular wall and the outer and inner surrounding walls cooperatively define an accommodating space. The base plate unit includes an annular base plate connected to bottom ends of the outer and inner surrounding walls, and an electrical connector connected to the annular base plate. A light plate unit is disposed in the accommodating space, and includes a light plate body disposed on the annular base plate and electrically coupled to the electrical connector, and light emitters disposed on the light plate body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: HABITEX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Pei-Lin Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10040391
    Abstract: A vehicle-mountable track-lighting light bar (16) supports multiple light modules (5) in user-configurable mounting positions, each of the multiple light modules having a mounting foot (160), electrical contacts (300), and laterally extending track-attachment members (330). Multiple laterally spaced-apart electrically conductive pathways (274) are supported on a floor of each of light module mounting tracks (110, 112, 114). A light module, when its mounting foot is set in a light module mounting track, is slidable lengthwise along the track length while its electrical contacts contact associated ones of the electrically conductive pathways. A controller (276) is electrically associated with the electrically conductive pathways so as to apply electrical signals for delivery to the electrical contacts of the light module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Electronic Controls Company
    Inventors: Nicholaus M. Thompson, Tony J. Tewell, Chris E. Marshall
  • Patent number: 10041661
    Abstract: An illumination device that is retrofittable to a wall, and configured to emit light in a downward direction relative to the wall, upon detection of motion, if a degree of ambient light is below a predetermined threshold. The illumination device is reconfigurable to adapt or conform to a variety of surface contours so that the illumination device may be flush-mounted to the wall. The illumination device includes a theft-deterrent design to prevent or deter removal of the illumination device from a wall mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Penguin Lites, LLC
    Inventor: David M. Garza
  • Patent number: 10042111
    Abstract: A light guiding unit, light guiding device, and lighting and/or signal indicating device comprising a light entry side, for receiving incident light; a light exit side, opposite the light entry side, for emitting emergent light; and a first reflecting side, on which is disposed a reflecting face for reflecting, towards the light exit side, at least a portion of light that has entered through the light entry side, wherein the first and second entry faces have curved shapes and are disposed on the light entry side, the first and second entry faces receiving a first incident and a second incident light portion respectively, and collimating the first incident and second incident light portion respectively in a plane lying along a first direction, wherein one of the first and second entry faces guides the first or second incident light portion corresponding thereto towards the reflecting face on the first reflecting side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: VALEO LIGHTING HUBEI TECHNICAL CENTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Luo, Chen Chen, Pingwu Yang, Haiqing Zhou
  • Patent number: 10030829
    Abstract: In various embodiments, one or more signals indicative of a shape formed by a flexible lighting strip (100) may be obtained, e.g., from one or more sensors (110) secured to the flexible lighting strip. One or more deformations in the flexible lighting strip may be detected based on the one or more signals. One or more light sources (102) may be selectively energized based on the one or more detected deformations. In some embodiments, one or more light sources contained in a first logical partition of the flexible lighting strip bound by at least one deformation may be energized to emit light having a first property. One or more light sources contained in a second logical partition of the flexible lighting strip separated from the first logical partition by at least one deformation may be energized to emit light having a second property different than the first property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu, Dirk Valentinus René Engelen, Philip Steven Newton, Tim Dekker, Ramon Antoine Wiro Clout, Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis
  • Patent number: 10030864
    Abstract: Helmets and helmet lighting systems for use in demanding environments, such as fire, rescue, police and military applications. The helmets and systems provide one or more of high levels of light emission, long operational life, waterproofing/ability to operate in wet or submerged environments and relatively low weight. In some configurations, a helmet comprises a lighting system including an exterior layer and an interior layer applied to a shell of the helmet. In some configurations, a lighting module having an internal layer and an exterior layer is attached to an underlying helmet. In some configurations, a lighting system includes pods and/or strips containing a source of light. The pods or strips can be attached to an underlying helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventor: Vernon Lombard
  • Patent number: 10030856
    Abstract: A method of assembling a luminaire includes providing a housing rear section, a first housing middle section, and a housing front section. The housing rear section includes a control component. The first housing middle section is configured to removably connect to the housing rear section. The first housing middle section has a first light emitter. The housing front section is configured to removably connect to the first housing middle section and removably connect to the housing rear section. The housing front section has a second light emitter. The method further includes selectively connecting the housing front section to the housing rear section or connecting the first housing middle section to the housing rear section and the housing front section to adjust the light output of the assembled luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Jason Duckworth
  • Patent number: 10023105
    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: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Makio Kurashige
  • Patent number: 10018769
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a field of display technology and discloses a light guide plate and a method of producing the same. The light guide plate includes a body having a surface which forms an incident surface, an exit surface and a slope, wherein the incident surface is perpendicular to the exit surface, and the incident surface and the exit surface are connected by the slope, wherein in a direction perpendicular to the incident surface and from the incident surface towards the exit surface, thickness of location of the light guide plate where the slope is formed is gradually reduced, and wherein the slope is provided with a light guide component for guiding the light that is emitted towards the slope towards an area inside the light guide plate that corresponds to the exit surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qingping Yin, Ruijun Dong, Tingting Zhao, Caizheng Zhang, Hai Kang, Xuerong Wang
  • Patent number: 10018776
    Abstract: An illumination device (11) includes a light guide plate (15) and a light source unit (10) which includes a substrate (12) and a plurality of LED chips (16) disposed on the substrate (12), and which is disposed in a position at which emitted light of the LED chips (16) enters a light entrance portion (15a) of the light guide plate (15). The LED chips (16) are disposed to form a plurality of rows on the substrate (12), and are disposed to line up in a direction which orthogonally intersects the rows between each of the rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masayuki Itoh, Hiroshi Umeda, Kazuo Tamaki, Masanobu Okano, Yusuke Shibata, Manabu Onozaki, Atsushi Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10014448
    Abstract: The invention provides a lighting device configured to provide red lighting device light, the lighting device comprising: (i) a first light source configured to provide first light source light having a peak wavelength (?ls); (ii) a first red luminescent material configured to absorb at least part of the first light source light and to convert into first red luminescent material light having a first red emission peak wavelength (?m1), the first red luminescent material having an excitation maximum (?x1); (iii) a second red luminescent material configured to absorb at least part of the first light source light and to convert into second red luminescent material light having a second red emission peak wavelength (?m2), the second red luminescent material having a second excitation maximum (?x2); and wherein the first luminescent material and the second luminescent material are Eu2+ based, and wherein ?m1<?m2, ?x1<?ls and ?x2>?ls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Matthias Heidemann, Hans-Helmut Bechtel, Christoph Martiny, Peter Josef Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10012351
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) lamp includes a lamp housing formed of a pair of housing members connected to each other in a horizontal direction. A printed circuit board (PCB) is detachably connected to an inside of the lamp housing, and includes at least one LED mounted to one surface of the PCB. A power supply unit (PSU) is electrically connected with the PCB in the lamp housing to supply power to the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 9981600
    Abstract: A pickup truck is provided that includes a tonneau cover or bed cap that includes a lighting system. The light system is selectively attached to the tonneau cover or bed cap. The light system includes a longitudinally extending rod having an illuminating portion extending along at least a portion of the longitudinal extent of the rod. The longitudinally extending rod includes first and second end portions and an on/off switch located at least adjacent to the first end portion of the longitudinally extending rod. At least one clip is attached to the tonneau cover or bed cap that selectively holds the longitudinally extending rod. The longitudinally extending rod is pivotable within the at least one clip such that the illuminating portion is selectively directable toward different directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Truck Accessories Group, LLC
    Inventors: Eugene A. Dylewski, II, Ernest M. McDonald, II
  • Patent number: 9983340
    Abstract: An optical assembly includes a light emitting panel member having opposite sides and at least one input edge for receiving light from at least one light source, and a pattern of individual optical deformities on or in at least one of the sides for producing a light output distribution from a light emitting surface area of the panel member. Different sets of the optical deformities within the pattern each having at least one surface that is shaped or oriented to extract light propagating through the panel member in respective different directions from multiple regions of the light emitting surface area of the panel member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Rambus Delaware LLC
    Inventors: Timothy A. McCollum, Jeffery R. Parker, Robert M. Ezell
  • Patent number: 9981601
    Abstract: A display device includes: a transparent plate-shaped substrate capable of blocking light transmission in its partial region; a planar light-emitting body disposed on a back surface side of the substrate; a light-shielding plate capable of blocking light transmission in its partial region and disposed between the substrate and the light-emitting body; and a design part displayed on the substrate, having a predetermined shape formed from a character or graphic. A first light-shielding region formed from a recess with a same shape as an outline of the design part, and a second light-shielding region having a shape enlarged outward from an outline of the recess by a first dimension are respectively provided on the back surface side of the substrate and a front or back surface side of the plate. First and second light-shielding layers blocking light from the light-emitting body are formed in the first and second light-shielding regions, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Yuki Koga, Go Koyama, Hirokazu Ishida, Liang Chen, Noriyuki Kiyota