Patents Examined by William Carter
  • Patent number: 10161597
    Abstract: A lighting system and a selective retro-reflection apparatus are provided. The lighting system includes a lamp, a reflector configured to reflect light emitted by the lamp, a projection lens configured to emit the reflected light of the reflector in a predetermined direction, and a selective shield apparatus disposed between the projection lens and the reflector and provided on a path of light directed upward among the light reflected from the reflector to selectively shield the light directed upward, wherein the selective shield apparatus includes a panel and a selective shield portion supported by the panel, positions of the panel and the selective shield portion are fixed, and a state in which the selective shield portion transmits the light is changed according to whether power is supplied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Sang Ki Park, Sun Kyu Lee, Sung Ki Nam
  • Patent number: 10139053
    Abstract: A solid-state light source device is equipped with a semiconductor light emitting element and a wavelength conversion element. The semiconductor light emitting element has a first light emitter and a second light emitter. The wavelength conversion element has a first wavelength converter containing a first phosphor and has a second wavelength converter containing a second phosphor. The first wavelength converter and the second wavelength converter are disposed apart from each other. The first light emitter emits first excitation light, and the second light emitter emits second excitation light. The first phosphor converts the first excitation light into first-wavelength light, and the second phosphor converts the second excitation light into second-wavelength light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Nozomi Naka, Kazuhiko Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10139090
    Abstract: The system of the present application includes a battery structure, a control board, a charging port, a switch, and a light. The battery structure is configured to provide a source of power to illuminate the light. The switch controls the passage of power to the lights and is configured to optionally regulate a pattern of illumination. The charging port is configured to allow for the recharging of the battery structure. The control board is configured to regulate the communication of the switch to the light. The system is configured to provide a method of illuminating an area about the user. The system permits for the selective recharging of the power supply. The system is configured to permit optional remote control capabilities to allow a user to adjust, manipulate, and control one or more features of the lighting system from a device remote from the shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Joseph Goodrich
  • Patent number: 10130441
    Abstract: A clip-on light source is provided that is suited for use with medical instruments. The device comprises a light source housing that is rotatably affixed to a spring biased clip. The clip includes an upper clip member and a lower clip member that are hinged and spring biased together. The upper clip member is rotatably affixed to the lower surface of the housing such that the housing can rotate relative to the clip once the clip is affixed to a support surface. The housing comprises a frontal portion, an upper portion, and an interior volume, whereby the interior volume supports a circuit board, a battery power supply, and the light source. The light source projects through an upper surface projection along the housing, whereby the light is directed along the upper surface of the housing and towards the frontal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Millie Martinez
  • Patent number: 10120074
    Abstract: An illumination device to be mounted on a vehicle, includes a light source; a sensor configured to acquire information outside the vehicle based on invisible light; and a cover including a first portion covering the light source and a second portion covering the sensor. The second portion has a lower visible light transmittance than the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Yusuke Kasaba, Takashi Hori, Teruaki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10119698
    Abstract: An LED illumination device for spotlighting includes: a lower case part having a plurality of planar inner side surfaces so that a light-emitting hole on the bottom surface thereof can be a polygonal shape; an upper case part, positioned above the lower case part, for receiving a power supply unit; substrates which are respectively coupled to the planar inner side surfaces of the lower case part and in which LEDs are mounted such that a light-emitting surface can be directed to the central part of the polygon; and a plurality of heat dissipation fins which are protrudingly positioned along the circumference of the lower case part, wherein the spaces between the heat dissipation fins communicate in the longitudinal direction of the lower case part. A case is manufactured as a single structure and components such as a power supply unit, LED-mounted substrates, reflective plates, etc. can be assembled within the case through the light-emitting hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: GIGATERA INC.
    Inventors: Dong-Sik Roh, Duk-Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 10120110
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion sheet includes a phosphor, and one or more barrier films that seal the phosphor. At least one of the barrier films includes a coating layer having an optical function. The coating layer is provided to a surface of the barrier film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Tokinoya, Ikuno Higashi
  • Patent number: 10107476
    Abstract: The luminous flux control member includes a surface of incidence, a first optical surface formed to be recessed toward the surface of incidence and configured to reflect at least some of incident light passing through the surface of incidence, and a second optical surface formed to extend from the first optical surface and configured to reflect at least some of incident light passing through the first optical surface. The second optical surface includes a plurality of sections having different slopes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lee Im Kang
  • Patent number: 10106071
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a battery charger and an exterior lamp assembly. The assembly includes a housing defining a cavity, and an electrical port including at least one electrical terminal disposed within the cavity, electrically connected with the battery charger, and configured to be electrically connected with an electrical power grid remote from the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Duane M. Grider, Bala Chander
  • Patent number: 10107948
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a radiation emitting device comprises a radiation emitting layer comprising a host material and a luminescent agent; and a radiation source that emits a source radiation; wherein the radiation emitting layer comprises an edge and two broad surfaces, wherein the edge has a height of d and the broad surfaces have a length L, wherein length L is greater than height d, and the ratio of L to d is greater than or equal to 10; and wherein the radiation source is coupled to the edge, wherein the source radiation is transmitted from the radiation source through the edge and excites the luminescent agent, whereafter the luminescent agent emits an emitted radiation, wherein at least a portion of the emitted radiation exits through at least one of the broad surfaces through an escape cone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Steven Marc Gasworth
  • Patent number: 10074645
    Abstract: A compact LED module and a method of manufacturing such an LED module are provided. The LED module includes a first-pole first lead, a first-pole second lead, a first-pole third lead, a second-pole first lead, a second-pole second lead, a second-pole third lead, a first LED chip, a second LED chip, a third LED chip, and a housing. A distal end of the first-pole first lead is offset toward a second-pole side in a first direction with respect to both a distal end of the second-pole second lead and a distal end of the second-pole third lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiko Kobayakawa
  • Patent number: 10072836
    Abstract: Environmentally sealed optical systems, and methods for sealing them, are disclosed. Such optical systems include area lighting panels and other optical systems. For example, in one exemplary aspect of the invention, a sealed optical system includes a substrate having first and second light sources disposed thereon, and a light-shaping panel with first and second optics formed therein that are positioned (e.g., aligned) to receive light from the first and second light sources, respectively. A sealing membrane is disposed between the substrate and the light-shaping panel, with a first adhesive surface contacting the substrate and a second adhesive surface contacting the light-shaping panel. The sealing membrane has first and second openings formed therein that allow light to pass from the first and second light sources to the first and second optics, respectively, while allowing the sealing membrane to independently seal the light sources from one another and from the external environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Fraen Corporation
    Inventors: John R. Householder, John E. Audette, James B. Audette
  • Patent number: 10066793
    Abstract: A LED luminaire (100, 200, 300, 400, 500) is provided. The LED luminaire (100, 200, 300, 400, 500) comprises a LED light source (102) arranged to emit light into a light guide (104), the light guide (104) is arranged to guide the light from the LED light source (102) to a light out-coupling element (106). A reflector (108) forms a partly enclosed space (110) and comprises a slot (112), wherein the light guide (104) extends through the slot (112), the light out-coupling element (106) is arranged in the partly enclosed space (110) of the reflector (108), and the LED light source (102) is arranged outside the partly enclosed space (110) of the reflector (108) wherein the reflector (108) is arranged such that light exiting the reflector (108) has an angle different from zero with respect to a propagation direction of light in the light guide (104). This provides for a compact LED luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Hugo Johan Cornelissen
  • Patent number: 10064991
    Abstract: An IV line identification system to enable ready identification of an IV line and its associated fluid source and output and to enable distinguishing the IV line from other IV lines and their fluid sources and outputs. The IV line identification system includes a first light source and a second light source communicatively coupled to one another via a wireless connection. The light sources are configured such that when one is activated so as to generate a light signal, the other is automatically activated to generate a corresponding light signal. Each light source may be placed on opposite ends of an IV line to enable ready identification of each end of the same IV line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventors: Wayne A. Provost, Jeffrey D. Stewart
  • Patent number: 10062673
    Abstract: The invention provides a lighting device (100) comprising: —a first solid state light source (10), configured to provide UV radiation (11) having a wavelength selected from the range of 380-420 nm; —a second solid state light source (20), configured to provide blue light (21) having a wavelength selected from the range of 440-470 nm; —a wavelength converter element (200), wherein the wavelength converter element (200) comprises: —a first luminescent material (210), configured to provide upon excitation with the blue light (21) of the second solid state light source (20) first luminescent material light (211) having a wavelength selected from the green and yellow wavelength range, and wherein the first luminescent material excitability for UV radiation (11) is lower than for blue light (21); and —a second luminescent material (220), configured to provide upon excitation with the blue light (21) of the second solid state light source (20) second luminescent material light (221) having a wavelength selected from
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Peter Josef Schmidt, Hans-Helmut Bechtel
  • Patent number: 10047913
    Abstract: A lamp includes a base, an actuating power supply, a light source, a lamp tube and a lampshade. The base is provided with a first internal thread and a second internal thread. The actuating power supply is mounted in the base. The light source is mounted in the base. The light source includes a support rack mounted in the base and a plurality of filaments mounted on the support rack and electrically connected with the actuating power supply. The lamp tube is screwed onto the second internal thread of the base and covers the light source. The lampshade is screwed onto the first internal thread of the base and covers the lamp tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Dong Guan Bright Yinhuey Lighting Do., Ltd. China
    Inventor: Kevin Hsu
  • Patent number: 10041635
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lighting and diffuser apparatus for a flashlight. In one aspect, the lighting and diffuser apparatus includes a reflector. The reflector may include an interior surface having a truncated parabolodial shape, as well as an exterior surface which includes a first segment that defines a lateral surface of a frustum of a right circular cone. The lighting and diffuser apparatus further may include a primary light source inside the reflector, and a secondary light source outside the reflector. The secondary light source may include an array of light sources facing the first segment. The array of light sources may be distributed in a ring. The lighting and diffuser apparatus also may include a cylindrical member of light transmitting material near the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Man Yin Lam
  • Patent number: 10041634
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus and method of steering light from a laser-excited phosphor element. In one embodiment, the lighting apparatus includes: (1) a laser module configured to generate coherent light, (2) a concave mirror and (3) a phosphor capsule located proximate a focus of the concave mirror and configured to receive and phosphoresce in response to the coherent light and project resulting light upon the concave mirror, the concave mirror configured to steer the resulting light in a direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Kevin Stone
  • Patent number: 10036519
    Abstract: The modular LED retrofit lamp system includes a high-power LED light engine, together with an integrated optics mount, an integrated yet serviceable LED dimmable driver, and a point of attachment on the center area of the engine for mounting the LED engine. Different mounts for the engine can include, but are not limited to, PAR56, PAR46, PAR64, PAR38, Mini Candelabra, Intermediate Screw Base, Mogul Screwbase, and Fresnel-based Theatrical Fixtures. One LED light engine can replace a wide range of tungsten lamps ranging up to 500 watt equivalents in output performance, as well as dimming performance. Additional brackets and lamp sockets easily retrofit into an existing lighting fixture, while dimming capabilities are retained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventors: Brian Moon, John Luhrs
  • Patent number: 10036523
    Abstract: A light emitting module includes a reflector, a lens and a light source disposed in the reflector. The lens is disposed in front of the reflector to refract light forwards so that the illuminating area of the light emitting module is adjustable. The light emitting module is particularly suitable for head light of vehicles. The light emitting module has a high illuminating efficiency and prevent light from dazzling a driver's eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventors: Chia-Mei Peng, Hsieh-Chen Chuang, Ping-Han Chuang