Using Light Emitting Diodes Patents (Class 340/815.45)
  • Patent number: 11178741
    Abstract: A lighting system includes a first light emitter configured to emit light outside a visible-light spectrum. A second light emitter is configured to emit light in a visible-light spectrum. The first and second light emitters are co-located, such as in a stacked arrangement with one light emitted atop the other. The amount of visible illumination of the second light emitter may correspond to a correlated radiant intensity of infrared light emitted by the first light emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Hughey & Phillips, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A Jacobs, Steven M. Schneider, Brian J. Hockensmith
  • Patent number: 11163374
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display panel; a conductive sheet disposed below the display panel; a force concentration bump disposed below the conductive sheet and disposed adjacent to a first edge of the display panel; and a force sensor disposed below the conductive sheet, extending in a first direction along the first edge of the display panel, the force sensor includes a sensing region, wherein the force concentration bump overlaps the sensing region, and the force concentration bump and the conductive sheet are made of a same material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Kook Park, So Hee Park, Hee Seomoon, Bong Hyun You, Tae Hee Lee, Won Ki Hong
  • Patent number: 11135968
    Abstract: A hazard beacon has an interface to a vehicle wiring harness configured to detect that vehicle emergency indicators have been deployed, a plurality of separately strobe capable light segments forming a hazard symbol, and a microcontroller controlling operation of the plurality of separately strobe capable light segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: ESS-HELP, Inc.
    Inventors: John Zachariah Cobb, Daniel Anthony Tucker, David M. Tucker, Stephen T. Powers, Austin Reece Tucker, Kenneth E. Wagner, Mike Incorvaia
  • Patent number: 11099383
    Abstract: The present invention provides a head-up display device wherein a light shielding part for preventing a washout phenomenon is prevented from shining. A head-up display according to the present invention, in which a display unit for emitting display light (L) is housed in a case and the upper portion of the display unit is covered by the light shielding part, has strip-shaped protrusion parts formed on the bottom surface of the light shielding part (42). With this constitution, the strip-shaped protrusion parts prevent the scattered light (SL) resulting from the light (L) output from the display unit from illuminating the bottom surface of the anti-washout light shielding part, thereby preventing the bottom surface from being displayed as a virtual image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: NIPPON SEIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Furusawa, Shota Koike
  • Patent number: 11051382
    Abstract: The invention describes a driver (1) of an array (2) of current-driven LEDs (20), comprising a voltage converter (10) arranged to generate a supply voltage (Vboost) to the LED array (2) and to adjust the supply voltage (Vboost) in response to a feedback signal (100); a number of current sources (CS1, . . . , CSn) arranged to drive the LEDs (20) of the LED array (2); and a monitoring arrangement (M) adapted to monitor a current source voltage (Vcs1, . . . , Vcsn) relative to a voltage headroom (H) and to generate the feedback signal (100) on the basis of the headroom monitoring results. The invention further describes a device (4) comprising an LED array (2) and an embodiment of the inventive driver (1). The invention further describes method of driving an LED array (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventor: Henk Derks
  • Patent number: 11028987
    Abstract: The invention relates to a double-row matrix illumination module, wherein a light source part comprises an LED circuit board and a heat sink that are secured to each other; a primary optical system comprises a primary optical element mounting bracket, a primary optical element press plate and an LED circuit board. Primary optical elements are all mounted on the primary optical element mounting bracket in position. The primary optical elements are consisted of two layers, wherein the upper layer is primary optical element A and the lower layer is primary optical element B. The primary optical element mounting bracket configured as a base component for mounting and positioning comprises two rows of rectangular holes for fixing light-incident ends of the primary optical element A and the primary optical element B respectively and separating the light-incident ends from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: HASCO Vision Technology Co., LTD
    Inventors: Dapan Zhang, Xiaofen Sun, Zhiping Qiu
  • Patent number: 10986714
    Abstract: An LED lighting system is disclosed. In an example, an LED lighting system includes at least one lighting device, at least one driver, an LED circuit, and a switch. The driver has at least one bridge rectifier. The driver has a first voltage input from a mains power source and provides a second lower voltage output to the at least one lighting device. The LED circuit has two or more LEDs integrated in the at least one lighting device. The switch is integrated in the at least one lighting device and controllable by an end user. Additionally, the lighting device is configured to provide multiple brightness levels and/or color levels in response to control of the switch by the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Lynk Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Miskin, Robert L. Kottritsch
  • Patent number: 10980277
    Abstract: A charger assembly is configured to charge the electronic vaping device. The charger assembly includes a base including a housing defining a port. The port is configured to receive a tip end of an electronic vaping device. The port includes a magnetic electrical contact centrally positioned at a bottom of the port and a first pin positioned at the bottom of the port. The charger assembly also includes a microprocessor electrically connected to the magnetic electrical contact and the first pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Geoffrey Brandon Jordan, Barry S. Smith, Douglas A. Burton, Eric Hawes, Sean Sundberg, Berina Yerkic-Husejnovic
  • Patent number: 10969131
    Abstract: A thermostat for a building includes a halo light emitting diode (LED) system including one or more LEDs configured to emit light and a halo diffuser structured around at least a portion of an outer edge of the thermostat. The halo diffuser is configured to diffuse the emitted light of the one or more LEDs around at least the portion of the outer edge of the thermostat. The thermostat includes a processing circuit configured to receive one or more data streams, determine whether the one or more data streams indicate a building emergency condition, and operate the one or more LEDs of the halo LED system to indicate the building emergency condition to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Sudhi Sinha, Joseph R Ribbich, Michael L Ribbich, Charles J. Gaidish, John P. Cipolla, Damon B. Smith, John R. Taylor, Jr., John M. Reiszl, William P. Alberth, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10938167
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to detecting that a cable has been connected to a port of patching equipment and detecting that the cable is no longer connected to said port. In response to detecting that the cable is no longer connected, information associated with fixed cabling coupled to said port that is captured by a cable tester is downloaded to a controller. The downloaded information is associated with said port and the downloaded information and association information is locally stored at the controller. The locally stored information can then be used to create and/or populate objects in a database. Another embodiment is directed to including a storage device and a wireless interface in patching equipment or other equipment such as an outlet or consolidation point for use in writing information to the storage device and reading information from the storage device via the wireless interface. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Michael Gregory German, Ryan E. Enge, Andrew P. Roberts, Matias Peluffo, Masood Shariff, Ernest C Pickens
  • Patent number: 10937362
    Abstract: The present application provides an electronic apparatus, in particular, a wearable electronic apparatus, such as a smart watch. The electronic apparatus comprises one or more ecstatic elements, a light emitting display comprising multiple pixels, and a controller for selectively turning on all or a portion of the covered pixels. The ecstatic elements, such as jewelries, provide visual effect of light. Some of the pixels are covered fully or partly by the one or more ecstatic elements; and a controller selectively turning on all or a particular portion of the pixels based on different operating modes as selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hong Shiung Chen
  • Patent number: 10932222
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a power storage management system includes a user terminal, a power storage apparatus and an information processing apparatus. In one example embodiment, the information processing apparatus is configured to, using a mobile communication network (e.g., Global System for Mobile Communications or the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System), communicate with the power storage apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Noma, Tomoyuki Ono, Hiroshi Kawashima, Kayoko Tanaka, Ryoki Honjo, Shigeru Tajima, Daisuke Yamazaki, Kazumi Sato, Yoshihito Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 10932339
    Abstract: An LED-based light includes one or more LEDs, a sensor arranged to detect a brightness level in an area resulting from the combination of light emitted by the LEDs with light from at least one ambient light source other than the LEDs, and operable to output a signal corresponding to the detected brightness level, a controller operable to regulate an amount of power provided to the LEDs in response to the signal, a light transmitting housing for the LEDs, the sensor and the controller and a connector shaped for connection with a light socket disposed at an end of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: iLumisys, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Scapa, David L. Simon, John Ivey
  • Patent number: 10917954
    Abstract: A notification appliance circuit includes at least one notification appliance. The at least one notification appliance includes a charge controller including a single stage current controller, the charge controller being configured to output a charge current, an energy store configured to receive the charge current, and provide a discharge current, and a notification component configured to receive the discharge current and emit a notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Paul Robotham, Levent Taspek
  • Patent number: 10870471
    Abstract: A submarine optical positioning beacon system with self-generating capability, which has an array of underwater beacons. When the underwater rover moves to the vicinity of an certain underwater beacon, the underwater beacon's COMS sensor detects the underwater rover's light and then turns on the LED lamp group. The COMS sensor of the underwater rover analyzes the light species of the LED light group and converts it into digital information. The underwater rover analyzes the digital signal to obtain its location. Each underwater beacon has an independent power generation component, which generates power by utilizing ocean current, greatly increasing the working time of the beacon. The LED lamp group gives positional information feedback through the light, which can reduce the system power consumption and increase the system working duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Ming Zhu, Jinhao Pan, Yanhua Ma, Xin Fan, Zhenquan Qin, Zhongxuan Luo, Lei Wang
  • Patent number: 10822006
    Abstract: A data transmission system for a track-bound transport system has a plurality of vehicle-mounted optical transmitting/receiving devices, or transceivers, on at least one vehicle. The devices are oriented perpendicular to the direction of travel towards both sides of the vehicle. Trackside-mounted stationary optical transceivers are arranged along a route to be travelled by the vehicle on the side of the travel route. The vehicle-mounted optical transceivers is configured to communicate at least with the trackside-mounted stationary optical transceiver positioned the closest thereto and to independently maintain separate communication links at as full a bandwidth as possible with one of the trackside-mounted stationary optical transceivers. There is also described a track-bound transport system and a method for transmitting data between a vehicle and a stationary network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Mobility GmbH
    Inventor: Gisbert Berger
  • Patent number: 10816161
    Abstract: A vehicle anti-collision light is disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the vehicle anti-collision light includes one or more illumination sources disposed on a substrate, and a reflector assembly coupled to the substrate at a base. In embodiments, the reflector assembly includes a reflective element including one or more reflective surfaces configured to redirect a first portion of illumination, and one or more transmissive portions configured to transmit a second portion of illumination through the reflective element. In embodiments, the one or more transmissive portions are bounded within the one or more reflective surfaces of the reflective element such that the reflective element includes one or more reflective surfaces between the base and the one or more transmissive portions, and one or more reflective surfaces between the one or more transmissive portions and a distal edge of the reflective element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Edquist, Lu Bai, Christopher A. Keith
  • Patent number: 10795408
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an adjustable RGBW front light. The electronic device additional includes circuitry configured to determine if a transition between phases has occurred, the phases being based on a time of day, automatically display a predetermined screen color temperature via the adjustable RGBW front light in response to the transition between phases, and automatically adjust a predetermined mixture of light to be displayed via the adjustable RGBW front light such that the predetermined screen color temperature does not change in response to a change in a brightness level of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: RAKUTEN KOBO INC.
    Inventors: Trevor Hunter, Matt Clements, George Talusan, Paul McDougall, William Chaban, Zheng Xu, Steve Li, Jeffrey Ng Thow Hing
  • Patent number: 10768588
    Abstract: An apparatus is described for controlling a plurality k of visual indicating elements of at least one electronic device, where k?2, wherein each of the indicating elements is configured to emit light for visual indication of an operating status of the at least one electronic device and/or individual components of the at least one electronic device. The apparatus comprises at least one evaluation and control unit connected to the indicating elements to control intensities of light emitted from the indicating elements to cause the indicating elements emit light having defined intensities during a normal operating mode and, during an operating action of the at least one electronic device, to visually accentuate one or more of the indicating elements that are assigned to the operating action by changing relative intensities of the light emitted from the indicating elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Pilz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Frank von Haugwitz
  • Patent number: 10766638
    Abstract: A landing strobe is provided that comprises a vane extending from the landing strobe, and an actuator coupled to the vane. The actuator can be configured to move the vane from a first position to a second position upon impact of the landing strobe. The landing strobe can also comprise an optical emitter configured to emit an adjustable radiation pattern extending radially around a central axis that is substantially vertical when the van is moved to the second position. A landing strobe system is also provided and comprises a landing strobe configured to be released from an aircraft arranged over a landing zone. The vane is configured to extend at an upward angle outward from the landing strobe when released from the aircraft. The vane is further configured to extend at a downward angle outward from the landing strobe when the landing strobe contacts the landing zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Elbit Systems of America, LLC
    Inventors: John G. Williams, Richard P. Linnehan
  • Patent number: 10755623
    Abstract: An LED display device includes a front box body and a rear box body connected to each other; a display module, disposed on the front box body; and a first connecting structure, disposed between the front box body and the rear box body. The first connecting structure includes a rotating member, rotatably disposed on the front box body, the rotating member including a connecting column extending toward the rear box body; a positioning sleeve, detachably disposed on the connecting column, a position adjusting mechanism being disposed between the positioning sleeve and the connecting column; and a receiving recess and a locking member, the receiving recess being disposed on the rear box body, the positioning sleeve being disposed in the receiving recess, and the locking member being disposed on the rear box body and located between the receiving recess and the positioning sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: LEYARD OPTOELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianzhou Gou, Xuechao Sun, Binglei Duan, Yu Zhao
  • Patent number: 10750600
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to examples of a lighting data network. In one embodiment, the lighting data network includes a first luminaire, comprising a first wireless communication interface to receive data from a machine and a second luminaire, comprising a second wireless communication interface to receive the data from the first luminaire and a third communication interface to transmit the data to a third party control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Dialight Corporation
    Inventors: Rizwan Ahmad, John Herbert Sondericker, III, Eman Koosha, Katayoun Sohrabi
  • Patent number: 10684006
    Abstract: An illuminated drum major's mace assembly for enhancing visibility of a drum major's mace at night includes a drum major's mace that is held by a drum major to conduct a marching band. The drum major's mace has a shaft and a crown, and the shaft is comprised of a translucent material. A plurality of light strips is each o coiled around the drum major's mace and forming a double helix coil on the drum major's mace. A plurality of light emitters is each embedded into the drum major's mace. Each of the light emitters emitting light outwardly from the drum major's mace when the light emitters are turned on. Thus, the light emitters and the light strips enhance visibility of the drum major's mace at night.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Fredrick Dunbar
  • Patent number: 10650711
    Abstract: A power device comprising: multiple light sources (202A, 202B, 202C) arranged in a housing (205); a mask (204) arranged around each of the multiple light sources in the housing and including multiple chambers (207A, 207B, 207C) corresponding to the multiple light sources to direct light (214A, 214B, 214C) emitted from the multiple light sources to a common area (140, 216) on an outer surface of the housing; and multiple image sources (214A, 214B, 214C) corresponding to the multiple light sources arranged between the multiple light sources and the outer surface of the housing, light emitted from each of the multiple light sources reaching a corresponding image source before reaching the surface of the housing and projecting a corresponding image (212) on the common area on the surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Marinus Arnoldus Martinus Vugts
  • Patent number: 10553085
    Abstract: An emergency guidance and advisement system is provided to automatically determine a floor map of a building and using the floor map for advising how to exit the building during an emergency, such as a fire. The system can automatically create an escape plan, based on pre-disaster and in-disaster motion detection of users within the home, and provide dynamic advisement to guide users out of the home during an emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: LGHorizon, LLC
    Inventor: Russell G. Derickson
  • Patent number: 10546494
    Abstract: A street light fixture includes an audio sensor configured to detect a sound and to generate an electrical signal from the sound. The street light fixture further includes a controller configured to determine whether the sound is produced by an automobile accident based on the electrical signal. The street light fixture further includes a light source configured to provide a visual notification of the automobile accident in response to the controller determining that the sound is produced by the automobile accident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Nam Chin Cho, Parth Joshi
  • Patent number: 10539510
    Abstract: A multi-functional precious stone testing apparatus includes a portable housing, a testing unit, and an indication unit. The portable housing includes a hand-held casing and a probe casing extended from a front end of the hand-held casing. The testing unit includes a conductive probe having a testing end portion extended out of a tip end of the probe casing for contacting a testing object to determine a conductivity of the testing object. The indication unit includes a LED light unit received in the hand-held casing for illuminating the testing end portion of the conductive probe during testing, wherein the LED light unit is positioned away from the tip end of the probe casing for preventing heat generated from the LED light unit being transmitted toward the conductive probe to affect an accurate measurement for the conductivity of the testing object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Shenzhen Dikai Industial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiuling Zhu, Gary Bruce Peckham
  • Patent number: 10529263
    Abstract: A color changing display system includes a fabric body, a light source connected to the fabric body, a controller electrically connected to the light source, and a combined printed image comprising two or more images printed in a single layer on the fabric body. The light source is for producing different light colors. The controller is configured to control the light source to provide a smooth transition between the different light colors. The images are different colors. Each of the different color images reacts with a respective color of the different light colors such that an appearance of the combined printed image changes gradually from a first display image having one particular shape into a second display image having a second particular shape in response to the different light colors interacting with the combined printed image to produce a moving, seemingly holographic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: JUMBIE, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Jumblatt, Eric Francke
  • Patent number: 10512134
    Abstract: An illumination system includes a plurality of distributed units, each having a light source and a light-source controller. The plurality of light sources simultaneously emits a selected type of light. The system also has a primary controller, which includes power-voltage-delivering circuitry and power-sequence-controlling circuitry. The power-voltage-delivering circuitry delivers a LOW or HIGH power voltage to the plurality of distributed units simultaneously. The power-sequence-controlling circuitry causes the power-voltage-delivering circuitry to automatically transition the power voltage between LOW and HIGH in different sequences corresponding to the type of selected light. Each of the plurality of light-source controllers is configured to detect the power voltage provided to the corresponding distributed unit and cause the corresponding light source to emit the selected light type upon receiving the corresponding sequence while the power voltage is HIGH and at a constant voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: STERNO HOME INC.
    Inventors: Frédéric Boucher, Lucian Hurduc, Danny Kam Yin Lai
  • Patent number: 10501203
    Abstract: A combined aircraft wing scan and runway turn-off light unit includes a housing for mounting the combined aircraft wing scan and runway turn-off light unit to a side portion of a fuselage of an aircraft; at least one light source; and an optical system for shaping a light emission distribution of the combined aircraft wing scan and runway turn-off light unit; wherein the light emission distribution comprises a first illumination region for illuminating a wing region of the aircraft and a second illumination region for illuminating a lateral forward airfield region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Andre Hessling-Von Heimendahl, Anil Kumar Jha
  • Patent number: 10486613
    Abstract: Speaker systems are provided, particularly for mounting in off-road vehicles, ATVs, UTVs, watercraft and motorcycles. The speaker systems may include a linear array of speakers and a housing encasing a backside thereof. In some cases, the speaker systems include a pipe-mounting clamp coupled to the housing for mounting the speaker system to a surface. In addition or alternatively, the speaker systems may include L-shaped mounting brackets arranged along opposing lateral sides of the housing for mounting the speaker system to a surface. In some cases, the housing includes a substantially uniform depth spanning opposing lateral sides of the linear array of speakers. In some embodiments, a speaker system may be suspended in proximity to an upper bar of a windshield frame, front roll bar, and/or front edge of a roof of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Wet Sounds, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy John White, Brett A. Triola
  • Patent number: 10477653
    Abstract: A control unit for a lighting system comprising a plurality of light sources, the control unit comprising: an interface for communication with a notification service; a control module configured to: control the plurality of light sources to emit light in accordance with light settings; receive notification light settings that are to be supplied to one or more of the light sources assigned as notification light sources by the notification light settings to provide a visual event notification that are transmitted from the notification service; compare the light settings with the notification light settings; and determine based on said comparison that the light settings and/or the notification light settings are to be modified; and control the one or more notification light sources in accordance with modified notification light settings, and/or control light sources of the plurality of light sources other than notification light sources in accordance with modified light settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Hugo Jose Krajnc, Remco Magielse
  • Patent number: 10403181
    Abstract: A color changing display system includes a docking member, a light source secured to the docking member, a controller electrically connected to the light source, a body removably connected to the docking member, and a combined printed image comprising two or more images printed in a single layer on the body. The light source is for producing different light colors. The controller is configured to control the light source to provide a smooth transition between the different light colors. The images are different colors. Each of the different color images reacts with a respective color of the different light colors such that an appearance of the combined printed image changes gradually from a first display image having one particular shape into a second display image having a second particular shape in response to the different light colors interacting with the combined printed image to produce a moving, seemingly holographic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: JUMBIE, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Jumblatt, Eric Francke
  • Patent number: 10376027
    Abstract: An umbrella apparatus having a canopy portion hingedly coupled to a pole portion. The umbrellas apparatus includes a rechargeable electrical power system that provides electrical power to an electromechanical opening and closing system and a light assembly and an entertainment system. A solar energy system is conductively coupled to the rechargeable electrical power system and is utilized to collect and convert solar energy to electrical energy for recharging the electrical power system. The entertainment system features a USB port and allows users to stream music and control the color of the light assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Lakesouth Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory G. Kuelbs
  • Patent number: 10308319
    Abstract: A control device with adjustable communication period is configured for an electromechanical gear shifter of a bicycle. The control device comprises a master controller and a trigger sensor. The master controller sends a broadcast signal with a first period when the master controller is in a working mode. The master controller sends the broadcast signal with a period selected from an idle period set when the master controller is in an idle mode. The trigger sensor is in communicable connection with a master controller, and the trigger sensor detects a trigger state to send a trigger signal. The master controller switches to the working mode when the master controller receives the trigger signal. The master controller switches to the idle mode selectively when the master controller does not receive the trigger signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: TEKTRO TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsun-Yu Chuang, Pao-Wen Lin
  • Patent number: 10281135
    Abstract: A mountable cloud speaker lamp system produces both audio and visual output for the purpose of enjoyment and relaxation. The cloud speaker lamp system includes a cloud shaped enclosure with a cloud shaped front shell and a flat back shell; an electro acoustic transducer for sound generation mounted on the enclosure back shell; a light source mounted on the enclosure back shell for projecting light onto the cloud shaped enclosure front shell; an input interface mounted on the enclosure back shell containing an audio input and command receiver for receiving sound and light commands from an external source, an audio amplifier to amplify the input audio and generate bands of sound corresponding to light intensity, and an illumination driver to drive the light source; and a power source. The system is configured so that a single enclosure design encompasses the cloud appearance, and provides a sound and light radiating surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Remo Saraceni
  • Patent number: 10255018
    Abstract: A display unit has modular groups of light emitting elements or pixels. A light emitting element in the display unit can be used as a light receptor for accepting control information without needing to connect the display unit to a network or a controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Barco, Inc.
    Inventor: Grant Arthur John Elliott
  • Patent number: 10204962
    Abstract: A display apparatus may include a light source module that may include a substrate having a plurality of chip mounting areas of which each has a connection pad disposed therein, and a plurality of semiconductor light emitting devices electrically coupled to separate connection pads. The display apparatus may include a black matrix on the substrate and having a plurality of holes corresponding to the pattern of chip mounting areas. The semiconductor light emitting devices may be in separate, respective holes to be electrically coupled to separate connection pads. The display apparatus may include unit pixels, where each unit pixel includes multiple adjacent semiconductor light emitting devices. The semiconductor light emitting devices may be removably coupled to separate connection pads, and a semiconductor light emitting device may be interchangeably swapped from a connection pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nam Goo Cha, Ki Seok Kim, Yun Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 10194496
    Abstract: An LED strip operable with a single input source of current providing for an extended length LED strip of continuous illumination. The LED strip includes a repeating pattern of LED circuits along a printed circuit board; each LED circuit having a constant current regulator and a plurality of LEDs in serial configuration with the constant current regulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Charles Brian Rogers
  • Patent number: 10178506
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for augmenting light-based communication (LCom) receiver positioning using, for example, an inertial navigation system (INS). An LCom receiver INS may utilize one or more on-board accelerometers and gyroscopic sensors to calculate, via dead reckoning, the position, orientation, and velocity of the receiver. In this manner, the receiver can calculate its relative position using the INS based on a reference point or location. In some cases, the receiver may also or alternatively determine its location or position using a global positioning system (GPS), Wi-Fi-based positioning system (WPS), or some other suitable positioning system. When no LCom signals are in the FOV of the receiver and/or the link is lost to other positioning systems, the receiver INS may be used to augment the receiver positioning. In some cases, the INS mode may run parallel to other positioning techniques to continuously calculate the relative position of the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Breuer, Anant Aggarwal, Bernhard Siessegger
  • Patent number: 10149389
    Abstract: An improved intrinsically safe mobile device is designed to reduce sparking risk and surface heating while still maintaining a form factor, processing speed, and functionality comparable to conventional mobile devices. Non-intrinsically safe electronic components are mounted on an unprotected part of a printed circuit board (PCB) contained within the mobile device and are encapsulated to reduce risk of sparking and to minimize surface heating to enable the encapsulated electronic components to be certified as intrinsically safe. The encapsulated electronic components are connected using a trace with intrinsically safe electronic components mounted on a protected part of the PCB and are connected with user interface components using FPC cabling. The trace and FPC cabling are certified as intrinsically safe using one or more protection techniques, such as through use of a resistor, a double MOSFET clamping circuit, a capacitor, a fuse, or maintaining a minimum clearance space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Aegex Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Endre Surinya
  • Patent number: 10128740
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method reduce the ripple on a load current through an LED load. The load current is provided by a flyback converter, which is responsive to a feedback signal to maintain the output current at or near a selected magnitude. The LED load has an AC resistance which is at least one cause of the ripple on the load current. A stabilizing resistor in the current path to the LED load reduces the magnitude of the ripple caused by the AC resistance. The stabilizing resistor may have a constant stabilizing resistance value for different LED loads; or the stabilizing resistor have a dynamic stabilizing resistance value such that the stabilizing resistance value is greater when the LED load has fewer LEDs and is smaller when the LED load has more LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Universal Lighting Technologies
    Inventor: Wei Xiong
  • Patent number: 10098239
    Abstract: An apparatus for assembling a LED lighting fixture contains a power cable, an elongated coupler, a base plate, a protruding terminal, a receiving terminal, and a lighting assembly. The power cable is terminally fixed to a distal end of the elongated coupler. On the other hand, the receiving terminal is integrated into a proximal end of the elongated coupler. When the base plate, which contains the lighting assembly, needs to be attached, the protruding terminal is removably positioned into the receiving terminal. As a result, the current path from the elongated coupler to the lighting assembly is completed. The ability to conveniently detach the base plate allows the user to use different lighting assemblies as preferred. If the exterior appearance of the apparatus needs to change, a fixture housing is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Yaron Cohen
  • Patent number: 10083587
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an automatic fire extinguishing system. It includes a hazard alarm control unit having a housing, a first electronic assembly and a second electronic assembly which is formed on an outside as an operating and display front panel without a display and has switching elements and luminous indicators and is formed on an inside as an commissioning and configuration unit which comprises configuration parameter selector and a first optical display. The second electronic assembly is connected to the first electronic assembly in a signal-conducting manner and set up such that the set configuration parameters of the configuration parameter selector are accepted by the first electronic assembly for holding and processing in at least one configuration module. The invention also relates to a method for commissioning and configuring an automatic fire extinguishing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Minimax GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Holger Sagert, Felix Tellkamp
  • Patent number: 10054290
    Abstract: A movable barrier operator mounts to a ceiling or a wall of a garage. The movable barrier operator includes an operator housing with a motor configured to open and close a movable barrier. The movable barrier operator also includes an LED light source mounted to the housing, a light cover, and a light distributing element. The light cover has several side surfaces that surround or covers the light source. The light distributing element mounts relative to the light source and is configured to scatter light projected by the LED light source so that some of the scattered light is directed toward one or more of the side surfaces of the light cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: The Chamberlain Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Gale Birdwell, Eric Colin Bretschneider, James J. Fitzgibbon
  • Patent number: 10050026
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a light emitting diode part and a thin film (TFT) panel configured to drive the light emitting diode part. The light emitting diode part includes a transparent support substrate, a plurality of light emitting diodes, a plurality of phosphor layers disposed on the support substrate covering at a first portion of the plurality of light emitting diodes and configured to emit light through a conversion of introduced light. Another display apparatus includes a light emitting diode part including a plurality of light emitting diodes and a TFT panel configured to drive the light emitting diode part. The TFT panel includes a panel substrate including a TFT driving circuit and a plurality of grooves formed on the panel substrate. The TFT panel also includes a plurality of phosphor layers the plurality of grooves and configured to emit light through wavelength conversion of introduced light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Motonobu Takeya, Young Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 10037664
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hazard alarm control unit having a housing (1), having a first electronic assembly (2) which is releasably fastened in the housing (1) and comprises a central processing unit (3) which is configured to execute stored programming instructions including at least one configuration module, and also a detector signal acquisition unit (4) and a controlling unit (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Minimax GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Holger Sagert, Felix Tellkamp
  • Patent number: 10032395
    Abstract: A color changing display system is provided that includes a light source for producing different light colors, a controller for providing a smooth transition between the different light colors, and a body with a combined image comprising two or more differently colors images printed in a single layer and positioned on the body. Each of the different color images reacts with a respective color of the different light colors such that an appearance of the combined image changes gradually from a first display image having one particular shape into a second display image having a second particular shape in response to the different light colors interacting with the combined image to produce a moving, seemingly holographic effect. The combined image may be back-lit or front-lit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: JUMBIE, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Jumblatt, Eric Francke
  • Patent number: 10015863
    Abstract: Examples relate to changing screen brightness of a computing device. One example enables determination of whether the computing device is being used for one of a set of predetermined application types. The screen brightness of the computing device may be changed based on a set of first brightness values associated with the first predetermined application type responsive to the computing device being used for a first predetermined application type and based on a set of second brightness values associated with the second predetermined application type responsive to the computing device being used for a second predetermined application type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Chun-Chieh Chen
  • Patent number: 10004126
    Abstract: In a lighting system that emits light of a color within a color specification, the color is controlled by adding light from a single color-correcting light emitting device (light-emitting device) to a primary light-emitting device. In an illustrative embodiment, a color-detecting module can sense the color of the combined light emitted from both the primary and the color-correcting light-emitting devices. The color-control system can generate an amplitude control signal based on a signal indicative of the color sensed by the color-detecting module. A color range of the combined light of the primary and the color-correcting light-emitting devices can intersect a domain of the predetermined color specification, as the generated amplitude control signal spans the domain. Using a single color-correcting light-emitting device to maintain a lighting system's emitted color within a predetermined color specification can advantageously reduce system complexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Goodrich Lighting Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Philippe Lapujade