Patents by Inventor Robert Pagano

Robert Pagano has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 6398988
    Abstract: A rear signal lamp of an automotive vehicle comprising a lamp housing and a curved cover lens for enclosing a thin light managing system. The thin light managing systems includes a plurality of backlight light-emitting diodes mounted in a light mounting substrate and secured to the lamp housing. A control module operatively connected to the light-emitting diodes for controlling the operation and illumination of the light-emitting diodes. A reflector matrix having a plurality of reflector cones corresponding to each of the light-emitting diodes in the mounting substrate and a hybrid optics panel having a direct lensing section covering the reflector matrix and light-emitting diodes and a double redirecting light pipe section surrounding the lensing section. A single light-emitting diodes is coupled along spaced apart quadrants of the redirecting light pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Decoma International Inc.
    Inventors: David Jenkins, Robert Pagano, Kevin Garcia, Robert Passera, Joseph A. Griffin, Gerhard F. Hirmer
  • Patent number: 6099156
    Abstract: A rear signal lamp of an automotive vehicle comprising a lamp housing and a curved cover lens for enclosing a thin light managing system. The thin light managing systems includes a plurality of backlight light-emitting diodes mounted in a light mounting substrate and secured to the lamp housing. A control module operatively connected to the light-emitting diodes for controlling the operation and illumination of the light-emitting diodes. A reflector matrix having a plurality of reflector cones corresponding to each of the light-emitting diodes in the mounting substrate and a hybrid optics panel having a direct lensing section covering the reflector matrix and light-emitting diodes and a double redirecting light pipe section surrounding the lensing section. A single light-emitting diodes is coupled along spaced apart quadrants of the redirecting light pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: Decoma International Inc.
    Inventors: David Jenkins, Robert Pagano, Kevin Garcia, Robert Passera, Joseph A. Griffin, Gerhard F. Hirmer
  • Patent number: 6097549
    Abstract: A bireflective lens element comprising a light input surface and a direct transmitting area communicating with the light input surface. A light source is disposed adjacent to the light input surface for projecting light into the lens element to create a light emitting assembly. A first portion of input light is directed through the lens elements in a first predetermined pattern. A primary and a secondary reflecting area is between the light input surface and an illumination surface surrounding the direct light transmitting area. A second portion of input light is redirected through the lens element to the illumination surface in a second predetermined pattern. Specifically, the secondary reflective area has a plurality of extracting facets extending inwardly into the secondary reflective area for intercepting light from the primary reflective area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Breault Research Organization, Inc.
    Inventors: David Jenkins, Robert Pagano, Marie Cote, Joseph A. Griffin