Patents Examined by Zachary J Snyder
  • Patent number: 11001193
    Abstract: A lighting module includes at least one heatsink configured to dissipate heat generated by a light source, the heatsink including at least a base and a dissipation member, the dissipation member including a series of fins projecting from the base, each fin being defined by a summit that defines the length of that fin, and by two end edges extending between the summit and the base. The lighting module is configured to pivot about two pivot axes, and the series of fins includes eccentric fins the length of which is less than the lengths of the fins at the centre of the dissipation member, at least one fin further having at least one bevel at the junction between the summit and an end edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Vision
    Inventors: Remi Letoumelin, Pascal Garin, Stephane Andre, Thibaut Menn
  • Patent number: 10976026
    Abstract: The invention provides a lighting device (12) configured to provide both functional lighting for illuminating a space, and simultaneously to present a spatially dynamic sparkling light display. The device comprises a chamber (14) containing one or more light sources (28). The light sources are arranged to direct light in the direction of a translucent surface portion (20), and in the direction of a plurality of light exit areas (32) delimited by the translucent surface portion. The light exit areas each have a higher transmittance than the surrounding surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Durandus Kornelius Dijken, Elise Claude Valentine Talgorn, Silvia Maria Booij, Johannes Maria Thijssen
  • Patent number: 10948138
    Abstract: A filter lens, an LED lamp with the filter lens, and an illumination system, the illumination system comprises an LED lamp with a filter lens, and an illuminated surface. The LED lamp with a filter lens comprises a light-emitting module, a collimating lens, and a filter lens, the filter lens comprises a light incident surface, and a light-emitting surface disposed on an opposite side of the light incident surface. The light incident surface comprises a plurality of irregular slot arranged end to end. Since the illumination system uses the LED lamp with a filter lens, and the filter lens of the LED lamp with the filter lens comprises the above-mentioned irregular slot, to adjust the positional relationship between the LED lamp with a filter lens and the illuminated surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Seif Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10935229
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes, a lower portion including a plurality of lighting elements and an upper portion. An exterior protective casing is configured to house the upper and lower portions to protect them from an outside environment. An accordion gasket connects the lower portion and the upper portion. The accordion gasket is configured to maintain a seal between the lower portion and the upper portion when the lower portion is tilted with respect to the upper portion and when the lower portion and the upper portion are rotated with respect to the exterior protective casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Felix Gauthier
  • Patent number: 10914445
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp including a base portion; and a plurality of light source modules arranged on one surface of the base portion. Further, each of the light source modules includes a plurality of semiconductor light emitting devices, and a plurality of electrodes electrically connected to the semiconductor light emitting devices. At least first side included in the light source modules faces a second side of a neighboring light source module, and the plurality of electrodes are arranged on sides facing to each other, respectively, such that the light source modules are electrically connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Sechul Park, Mingu Kang, Hooyoung Song, Sungwhan Lee
  • Patent number: 10911863
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to speakers and more specifically to an array speaker for distributing music uniformly across a room. A number of audio drivers can be radially distributed within a speaker housing so that an output of the drivers is distributed evenly throughout the room. In some embodiments, the exit geometry of the audio drivers can be configured to bounce off a surface supporting the array speaker to improve the distribution of music throughout the room. The array speaker can include a number of vibration isolation elements distributed within a housing of the array speaker. The vibration isolation elements can be configured reduce the strength of forces generated by a subwoofer of the array speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn K. Trainer, Rong Liu, Benjamin A. Cousins, Yupin Sun, Jun Qi, Jason W. Brinsfield, Ethan L. Huwe, Craig M. Stanley, Molly J. Anderson, Javier Mendez
  • Patent number: 10907805
    Abstract: A light fixture includes a heat dissipating structure, an electronics assembly, and a bolt for attaching the heat dissipating structure to an external panel. The heat dissipating structure includes a first side having multiple outwardly extending projection regions and a socket, for receiving a light source, is formed in an apex of each projection region. A second side of the heat dissipating structure includes a heat sink formed in an internal cavity of each projection region. The heat sink includes fins in contact with and radially arranged about an outer surface of the socket. The electronics assembly is located at the first side of the heat dissipating structure. The bolt includes a passage through which wiring from an external source is routed to the electronics assembly. The electronics assembly includes wires routed through channels in each of the projection regions that electrically interconnect the light sources to the electronics assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Daniel S. Spiro
  • Patent number: 10904410
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a device 1000 comprising: a lower lightbox 100; and an upper lightbox 300 arranged on top of the lower lightbox and connected thereto at one side by a hinge. The device may be operated as a clapperboard and may also function as a lightbox for providing direct or ambient lighting to its surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Locomocean Limited
    Inventor: Richard David Hinton
  • Patent number: 10903192
    Abstract: A vehicle luminaire according to an exemplary embodiment includes: a socket; a board provided at one end of the socket; and three light-emitting elements provided on the board. A triangle formed by line segments connecting respective centers of the three light-emitting elements is scalene triangle in planar view. A center of the vehicle luminaire is included inside the scale triangle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Misaki Ueno
  • Patent number: 10890299
    Abstract: The present invention belongs to the technical field of lighting devices, in particular to an LED filament lamp. The LED filament lamp comprises a transparent hood with an opening at the lower end, and a lamp cap connected to the transparent hood, and a light emitting source is arranged in the transparent hood. The LED filament lamp also comprises a support base; the support base is arranged in a space enclosed by the transparent hood and the lamp cap; the light emitting source is fixed on the support base, and the lower end of the light emitting source is connected with the lamp cap through a current limiting resistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Zhejiang Z-Light Optoelectronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yiping Ye, Jianwu Xue, Guocai Chen
  • Patent number: 10871265
    Abstract: A headlamp system for a vehicle is provided that includes: a headlamp comprising a photochromic lens, a primary light source for transmitting a headlamp pattern through the lens and a secondary light source; an imaging sensor; and a controller that directs the secondary light source to darken a portion of the lens in response to an object exterior to the vehicle sensed by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Connor I. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10823344
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a decorative lantern having a portable lantern and cradle is set forth. Both the portable lantern and the cradle may include a light source. The mounted cradle includes a power source capable of recharging and/or powering the portable lantern when docked. The light source of the cradle may be illuminable when the portable lantern is removed from the cradle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: HEATHCO LLC
    Inventors: Kennith R. Moore, Scott Blaise Tylicki, Leeman Elliot Stevens, Amer Salihovic, John Colvin Deaton, Stephen Brett Thompson
  • Patent number: 10807515
    Abstract: A vehicular adaptive driving beam headlighting system includes a camera disposed at and viewing forwardly through a windshield of a vehicle. A control includes an image processor that processes image data captured by the camera at night to detect headlights present in a field of view of the camera of an oncoming vehicle that is approaching the equipped vehicle along a traffic lane to the left of a traffic lane of a road that the equipped vehicle is travelling along. A left-side headlamp is disposed at a left-side front portion of the equipped vehicle and a right-side headlamp is disposed at a right-side front portion of the equipped vehicle. Responsive to detection of headlights of an oncoming vehicle, the left-side headlamp beam of light is adjusted to reduce glaring a driver of the oncoming vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Michael J. Higgins-Luthman, Yuesheng Lu, William C. Ince
  • Patent number: 10708990
    Abstract: A color-adjustable medical headlamp assembly, including a headband assembly and a bezel, which can be worn around a user's head. The bezel contains a light source assembly that is capable of generating light with different colors and intensities, and an optical train that focuses the light generated by the light source assembly. A user input assembly is included to allow for the selection and adjustment of both the color and brightness of the light from the bezel. Also, the rear surface of the bezel has a higher coefficient of thermal conductance compared to the movable portion of the bezel and is an avenue for heat dissipation. Finally, a heat shield is attached to the bezel to cover its rear surface, which can pose a burn hazard after prolonged usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: John Thomas Ferguson
  • Patent number: 10696217
    Abstract: Various implementations of illumination systems are described herein. For example, the illumination system includes a light guide having an outer surface and an inner surface that extend between a first end and a second end of the light guide, and at least one light source disposed adjacent the first end of the light guide. The light source emits infrared or visible light into the first end of the light guide. The light guide transmits the light from the light source through at least a portion of the outer surface of the light guide. In addition, the system may include a second light source disposed adjacent the second end of the light guide. The second light source emits infrared or visible light into the second end of the light guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Joyson Safety Systems Acquisition
    Inventors: Jason Lisseman, Adorian Marc, Erick Staszak, Valerie Gardner
  • Patent number: 10690305
    Abstract: An edge lit fixture. A light engine comprises a compartment and at least one elongated lens that are attachable to a mount plate. The mount plate, an exterior surface of the compartment, and the lens define an internal optical cavity. A light strip is mounted to the mount plate within the optical cavity. One or more legs can be used to attach the fixture to an external surface, such as a ceiling T-grid. The light engine can be used with legs of varying size such that it can fit within ceiling openings having different dimensions. The assembled fixture defines an open area. One or more light engines are arranged around or through the open area such that light is emitted into the open area. The open area of the fixture allows for existing materials, such as a ceiling tile, for example, to function as a back side reflector panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Randy Bernard, Nathan Snell, James Michael Lay, S. Scott Pratt
  • Patent number: 10683984
    Abstract: An illuminating device for vehicles with a housing in which an optical unit with a light source and an optical unit with a reflector and a hologram element are arranged to create a specified light diffusion. The hologram element runs at a right angle to a main radiation direction (H) in front of the illuminating device. The reflector is designed to be a deflecting reflector to deflect the light emitted at an obtuse angle (?) in the direction of the hologram element. The deflecting reflector is arranged outside of a horizontal plane that crosses one of the glare edges of the hologram element. The deflecting reflector is designed as a prism reflector that has a multitude of prism elements arranged in columns and/or rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Martin Mügge
  • Patent number: 10677378
    Abstract: Embodiments include apparatuses for providing a portable upright stand. A portable upright stand can include a pole for suspending objects such as string lighting, protective coverings, etc. The pole can be coupled to a base such that electrical wiring may extend through the pole and the base. The portable upright stand can also include a reservoir that can enclose at least a portion of the pole such that the pole can be stabilized by the reservoir. The reservoir can have a first opening for filling the reservoir with water and a second opening for draining water. The portable upright stand can also have a shell that can be configured to surround the reservoir as décor or as a protective covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Kelly Louden
  • Patent number: 10669740
    Abstract: An emergency illumination apparatus is integrated into a door lock mechanism including a manual release member and a latch which is displaceable between an engaged position with the jamb of an associated exit door, and a disengaged position, enabling opening of the door. The apparatus includes an illumination device including a base member mounted to the door lock mechanism or a surface of the associated exit door and a spaced array of discrete illumination elements extending along at least one axis intersecting with or circumventing the manual release member. A sensor operates to detect an emergency condition such as the presence of excessive heat, smoke, carbon monoxide, noxious gas and the like, and generate an alarm signal in response thereto. An independent power supply is disposed within the emergency door lock illumination apparatus. A controller energized by the power supply activates the illumination device in response to the alarm signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Joseph Michael Szerszen
  • Patent number: 10667473
    Abstract: An apparatus for growing plants in a grow room includes an enclosure having a window. The enclosure contains a grow lamp that is arranged to direct light downward through the widow toward the plants. A blower is coupled with the enclosure to drive a flow of air through the enclosure. A gantry apparatus supports the enclosure in the grow room for movement above the plants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Garrett Greenlee