Patents Examined by Y. M. Quach Lee
  • Patent number: 10928583
    Abstract: A multilayer assembly for an electronic device includes a substrate film configured to accommodate electronics on at least first side thereof, a number of light sources on the first side of the substrate film and configured to emit light of predetermined frequency or frequency band, a plastic lightguide layer molded onto the first side of the substrate film and at least partially embedding the light sources, the plastic lightguide layer being of optically at least translucent material, and a masking layer provided on the outer surface of the plastic lightguide layer, wherein the masking layer defines a window for letting light emitted by the embedded light sources and propagated within the plastic lightguide layer to pass through the masking layer towards the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: TACTOTEK OY
    Inventors: Antti Keränen, Mikko Heikkinen
  • Patent number: 10928044
    Abstract: A downlight apparatus includes a light source module, a cup housing, and a rotation structure. The cup housing has a surface rim and cup body. The surface rim defines a light opening. The surface rim covers an installation hole of an installation cavity. The multiple LED modules are disposed in the container space for emitting light out of the downlight apparatus from the light opening. The rotation structure selectively defines a first exterior diameter and a second exterior diameter. The first exterior diameter being larger than the second exterior diameter and an installation diameter of the installation hole. The second exterior diameter is smaller than the installation diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Zhenkun Huang, Shouqiang Hou, Xiaoliang Wen, Yongzhe Dong
  • Patent number: 10928576
    Abstract: An optical member including a light guide plate, a low refractive layer disposed on the light guide plate and having a refractive index less than that of the light guide plate, a low refractive underlying layer disposed between the low refractive layer and the light guide plate and having a thickness less than that of the low refractive layer, and a wavelength conversion layer disposed on the low refractive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sun Young Hong, Dong Hee Lee, Baek Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 10928052
    Abstract: A hands-free headlamp system for an item of headwear, the hands-free headlamp system including: a housing including headwear fastener, the headwear fastener configured to attach to the item of headwear an energy storage affixed to the housing; a light source mechanically coupled to the housing and electrically coupled to the energy storage; a motion sensor mechanically coupled to the housing and electrically coupled to the energy storage, the motion sensor configured to detect hand motion of a user; a controller mechanically coupled to the housing, electrically coupled to the energy storage, and communicably coupled to the motion sensor, the controller configured to operate the light source in response to detected hand motions of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Rita Ayala, Santiago Ayala
  • Patent number: 10915007
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging element, a lens unit that focuses light on the imaging element, and a light source disposed around the lens unit. The lens unit includes a blocking part that projects over a region located around the lens unit and facing the light source so as to block stray light from the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU FRONTECH LIMITED
    Inventor: Akinori Tsujikawa
  • Patent number: 10908351
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a frame (100) for supporting a light guide panel (120). The frame (100) being provided with: a solid state light source (102) connected to and arranged on a circuit board (104), the circuit board (104) comprising an electrically insulating outer perimeter portion (104a); an insulation layer (106) being electrically insulating, the insulation layer (106) having a surface area larger than a surface area of the circuit board (104); wherein the insulation layer (106) is arranged on the frame (100); the circuit board (104) is arranged on the insulation layer (106) such that an insulating outer perimeter portion (106a) of the insulation layer (106) is formed outside of the circuit board (106); thereby providing a double insulation of the solid state light source (102) in relation to the frame (100). The invention also relates to a luminaire (130) comprising the frame (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Robertus Johannes Maria Mathilde Snijkers, René Theodorus Wegh, Eugen Jacob De Mol, Guy Louis Paul De Bondt, Nicolaas Antonie Van Rijswijk
  • Patent number: 10906603
    Abstract: The present invention relates to bicycles. More particularly, the present invention relates to an apparatus for increasing the visibility of a bicycle to other road users. According to a first aspect there is provided a bicycle comprising: one or more indicator lights; a handlebar portion and a frame portion; wherein the one or more indicator lights are integrated into the bicycle; and one or more integrated light projectors, wherein the one or more integrated light projectors comprise one or more lasers operable to generate one or more light projections on the surface on which the bicycle is being used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: GEREZ CYCLES LIMITED
    Inventor: Amanuel Gherezghiher
  • Patent number: 10901143
    Abstract: A light pipe assembly includes a light pipe having one or more first crush ribs extending outwardly from an outer surface of the light pipe. The light pipe assembly further includes a light pipe housing having one or more second crush ribs extending into a cavity of the light pipe housing. When the light pipe is positioned in the cavity of the light pipe housing, the light pipe is retained in the light pipe housing by the one or more first crush ribs and the one or more second crush ribs. The one or more first crush ribs come in contact with and press against the one or more second crush ribs when the light pipe is positioned in the cavity of the light pipe housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: David Schattner, Kyle Proctor
  • Patent number: 10895356
    Abstract: A downlight apparatus has a tube body, a driver plate, a light source plate, a detachable attaching structure and a set of replaceable reflective cups. The tube body has an opening and a terminal portion opposite to the opening. The driver plate is disposed on an exterior surface of the terminal portion of the tube body. The light source plate is disposed on an interior surface of the terminal portion of the tube body. The detachable attaching structure is disposed in the opening of the tube body. One of the replaceable reflective cups is selectively detachably attached to the detachable attaching structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Maojin Zeng, Qiqing Yu
  • Patent number: 10890803
    Abstract: A head-up display including a display element illuminated by a plurality of light emitting elements. A lenslet is between a TIR lens array and the display element. The lenslet includes a first side facing the display element and a second side facing the TIR lens array. At least one of the first side and the second side includes a plurality of horizontal lenses or a plurality of vertical lenses configured to evenly distribute light from the TIR lens array across an eyebox generated by the head-up display and balance luminous uniformity and luminous intensity across the eyebox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Olga Adeyshvili, Kelly Farner
  • Patent number: 10871262
    Abstract: A structured light illumination module is provided and includes a light source including a laser diode and configured for emitting light; an optical element including a light transmissive part which receives light and allows collimated light to pass, and a total internal reflection part, wherein an angle ? between a reflective surface of the total internal reflection part and an optical axis of the optical element is configured for totally internally reflecting a part of the light by the reflective surface; a diffractive component configured for converting the light into a structured light pattern; and an energy recycling mechanism disposed on at least a part of an incident surface or an emergent surface of the optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: SPRING RAINBOW OPTICS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Po-Liang Chiang, Yu-Teng Jheng
  • Patent number: 10859221
    Abstract: An LED projection night light for night time or dark area use includes a plug-in wall outlet night light or direct current operated night light with projection features to project an image, message, data, logo, or time on a ceiling, walls, floor, or other desired surface. The LED night light incorporates optics-lens and Object with preferred focus calculation to create bigger image to shown on locations. The parts for make night light including but not limited as an optics-lens, slides, openings, or cut-outs, and/or a transparent material piece, translucent material piece, telescope assembly, housing-member, slide-film, slide-disc, elastic-member, tilt-means, rotating-means, adjust-means, roller-means, mechanical-means, extend-means, convex lens, and/or concave lens designed to make the desired image, message, data, logo, or time project to the ceiling, walls, floor, or other desired surface to be seen by a viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 10851968
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a first light emitting element, a first light reflecting member and a lens member. The first light reflecting member is positioned with respect to the first light emitting element so that emitted light from the first light emitting element is divided into a portion of the emitted light from the first light emitting element irradiating onto the light reflecting face and a portion of the emitted light from the first light emitting element traveling outside of the light reflecting face by having an edge of the light reflecting face serve as a boundary. The lens member includes a reflected light passing region having a first lens shape configured to control the travelling direction of reflected light, and a non-reflected light passing region having a second lens shape configured to control a travelling direction of non-reflected light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Soichiro Miura
  • Patent number: 10852629
    Abstract: An optical wheel according to the present invention includes a luminescent material light emitting area on which light in a first wavelength range is incident from one side to thereby emit luminescent light excited by the light in the first wavelength range from another side, and a controlling and diffusing optical area including a controlling section on which the light in the first wavelength range is incident from the one side and configured to cause a diffusing characteristic of the light in the first wavelength range to differ between in a radial direction and in a circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideyuki Kurosaki
  • Patent number: 10842083
    Abstract: An LED lighting system for use in an indoor growing system. The lighting system includes a lighting tray having a tube containing a printed circuit board therein. The circuit board has blue and red LED lights. The LEDs draw power and at least one of the LEDs draws power of less than 1 Watts and may draw less than ½ Watt. The dispersion angle of the LEDs is less than 40° degrees and may be less than 30° degrees. The heat-sinking capabilities of a standard circuit board are sufficient without special metalized layers or external heat sinks. Additionally, conversion to low voltage power is achieved remotely in an area away from the lights. In the lighting system, the ratio of red to blue LEDs is 15-24% red to 76-85% blue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ZEA BIOSCIENCES CORP
    Inventors: James G. Wilson, Gerald C. Antoine, Robert A. Adams
  • Patent number: 10845038
    Abstract: A twist-and-lock mounting bracket may secure a lighting fixture to a mounting surface. The twist-and-lock mounting bracket may define an aperture having features corresponding to the shape of a twist-and-lock element disposed on a housing of a lighting fixture. Accordingly, the twist-and-lock element may be configured to extend through the aperture while the corresponding features of the twist-and-lock element and the aperture are aligned. The housing may then be rotated such that the tabs do not align with the corresponding features of the aperture, and the twist-and-lock element is thereby prevented from sliding through the aperture. The mounting bracket may be secured to a junction box positioned within a mounting surface, or it may be secured to a biasing bracket having one or more second resilient members configured to engage the interior of a recessed can light, such that the lighting fixture may be secured to the recessed can light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Feit Electric Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Barry Feit, Brian Halliwell
  • Patent number: 10830424
    Abstract: A bracket for live broadcasting comprising a base, a clip body for holding a terminal device is detachably connected to the base, a mirror detachably connected to the base and a fill light detachably connected to the base. The effect of live broadcasting can be improved by using the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Dinglan Li
  • Patent number: 10829035
    Abstract: A bumper assembly includes a bumper and a stowable lighting assembly. The stowable lighting assembly includes a post and a lighting device. The post includes a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the proximal end is pivotably coupled to the bumper. The lighting device is pivotably coupled to the distal end of the post. The stowable lighting assembly is moveable between a stowed position and a deployed position, wherein the post positioned within or beneath the bumper in the stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Winston Robertson
  • Patent number: 10823385
    Abstract: A frame lamp includes a bottom casing, a top casing, an illuminating component and a plug. The bottom casing has a plate form and has a cavity disposed therein. The top casing detachably engages with the bottom casing. The top casing includes a frame-shaped light transmitting component and a transparent decoration plate. The frame-shaped light transmitting component forms a window in its middle. The transparent decoration plate fits the window. The illuminating component is disposed within the cavity. The window allows light emission from the illuminating component within an emission area defined by the window. The plug extends across the bottom casing. Also, the plug is electrically coupled to the illuminating component. In addition, the plug relays power to the illuminating component while being electrically coupled to an external power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Huiyon Huang, Yongzhe Dong, Xiaoliang Wen, Shouqiang Hou, Qiao rong Chen
  • Patent number: 10823370
    Abstract: Light beacons and light beacon systems including a lens or housing configured to collimate light emitted from two discrete optical focal points positioned along a central longitudinal axis of the beacon. The example lens can be, e.g., cylindrical or frusto-conical, and an outer surface of the lens defines at least a first region that is optically tuned to a first of the optical focal points, a second region that is optically tuned to a second of the optical focal points, and a third region that is optically tuned to both focal points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Federal Signal Corporation
    Inventor: Duane P. Belitz