Self Powered Lamp Patents (Class 362/157)
  • Patent number: 10935210
    Abstract: A lighting assembly includes a heat sink including a pad surface, and an LED mounted on the pad surface. An optical device is optically coupled to the LED, and a support structure is provided for connecting the optical device to the heat sink. The support structure includes fixation spacers to connect the supporting structure to the heat sink, and both the LED and the fixation spacers contact the pad surface on a common plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Julien Hemon, Fred Roth
  • Patent number: 10908475
    Abstract: A digitally controlled lens system is disclosed. In some embodiments, the lens system includes a controller and an electro-optic lens electrically connected to the controller. The electro-optic lens includes a first substantially transparent substrate; a first electrode layer disposed on the first substantially transparent substrate, the first electrode layer including a plurality of electrodes; a second substantially transparent substrate; a second electrode layer disposed on the second substantially transparent substrate; and a liquid crystal layer located between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer. The controller is configured to generate a refractive index pattern of liquid crystal layer by controlling voltage applied on the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: David Wurmfeld, Kevin Osborn
  • Patent number: 10871269
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lighting equipment, which successively includes a lamp head portion, a connecting portion and a tail portion; the lighting equipment further includes a short distance light source, a long distance light source, a power supply and a control switch. The short distance light source and the long distance light source are arranged inside the lamp head portion, and the light emitting direction of the short distance light source is consistent with that of the long distance light source. The power supply is provided inside the connecting portion, a positive electrode and a negative electrode of which are electrically connected to two ends of the short distance light source and two ends of the long distance light source respectively. The control switch is used for controlling a light and shade state of the short distance light source and the long distance light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignees: HANGZHOU GREAT STAR INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD., HANGZHOU GREAT STAR TOOLS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yueming Li
  • Patent number: 10823395
    Abstract: A wall lamp includes a lamp body, a mounting unit mounted on the lamp body, and a kerosene lighting mounted in the lamp body. The lamp body includes a housing, a door, a charging seat, a light source, and a light sensitive device. A Bluetooth receiver is mounted on the acoustics device. The kerosene lighting is removed from the housing and is operated individually when the door is pivoted outward from the housing. The light sensitive device detects a strength of a light after the kerosene lighting is removed from the housing, and turns on/off the light source module after the kerosene lighting is removed from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Dong Guan Bright Yinhuey Lighting Co., Ltd. China
    Inventor: Kevin Hsu
  • Patent number: 10757311
    Abstract: A wearable device is provided. The device includes one or more bands, which can be formed of a flexible material, and can include one or more embedded conductive elements. One or more electronic components can be attached to the device at locations spaced from each other. The electronic components can include an imaging device, a light source, and/or one or more components which can be operated in conjunction with the imaging device and/or light source. The imaging device and/or light source can be rotatable about at least one rotation axis with respect to an orientation of a portion of the band tightly securing the wearable device around a body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Jordan Frank
  • Patent number: 10677450
    Abstract: A multi-functional, multi-directional wearable safety lighting device is disclosed herein that includes a main light housing and a magnetic mounting assembly coupleable to a bottom surface of the main light housing. The mounting assembly is configured to secure the wearable safety lighting device to a user. The main light housing includes warning light elements coupled front and rear side surfaces. A directional work light is coupled to the front side surface of the main housing and is distinct from the warning light elements. A power source supplies power to the warning light elements and the work light. A controller is programmed to energize the warning light elements in select subgroups following depression of a first control button or a second control button, and energize the directional work light following depression of a third control button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ARCHANGEL DEVICE LLC
    Inventors: Kevin D Matte, Ronald R Dir, Chad J Stillman
  • Patent number: 10627089
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic glow stick comprising a stick body which is a tubular body, at least one handle in a plugged connection with an end of the stick body, a battery pack which is disposed in the handle and connected with the handle in a detachable way, and a light emitting element which is connected with the battery pack and electrically connected with batteries in the battery pack. The batteries can charge the light emitting element, and the light emitting element can project light in the stick body such that the stick body glows. The electronic glow stick has advantages of simple structure, low cost and high durability because of no circuit board; additionally, damaged parts can be exchanged instead of replacing the whole unit, thus effectively saving use cost; moreover, the handle is detachably connected with the stick body, so the whole glow stick has diversified structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ACE LIGHT&ELECTRONIC TECH(NINGBO) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yanbei Qin
  • Patent number: 10605432
    Abstract: The present invention aims at providing an illumination device which can improve a light distribution shape while suppressing the occurrence of glare. The illumination device according to the present invention includes an LED module and a reflector. A reflecting side surface of the reflector is obtained by rotating a curve with respect to an optical axis, the curve obtained by connecting an arc defined by a circle and an arc defined by another circle substantially inscribed to the circle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: CMC MAGNETICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuji Onaka, Yutaka Saito
  • Patent number: 10555402
    Abstract: A lighting control system is disclosed that includes a device having a processor, a communication interface and a plurality of lighting control outputs connected to the processor, where the communication interface is configured to receive a control input via a web based control platform and the processor is configured to selectively operate the plurality of lighting control outputs based on the control input received by the communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: REVOLUTION LIGHTING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Herbst, Nicholas G. Preiser, Ward Ramsdell
  • Patent number: 10544926
    Abstract: A headlamp is disclosed with a lamp fitted with a light source; a headband allowing the fastening of the headlamp over the head of a user, where the headband has a constant length, symmetrical with respect to a median sagittal plane. The headband also has an alternation of rigid/semi rigid elements for allowing a deformation in the space and the adjustment on the user's head is presented. In addition, the headband has a rigid/semi-rigid front section allowing a certain deformability along a first plane (x, y), a rigid/semi-rigid intermediate section allowing a certain deformability along a second plane (x, z) and a rigid/semi-rigid rear section allowing a certain deformability along a third plane (y, z). The headband has elements for the attachment and the passage of an elastic link for constraining the deformation of the rigid/semi rigid headband within the three planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Zedel
    Inventors: Philippe Berrel, Boris Bouffay, Sebastien Jarzac, Laurent Fruh
  • Patent number: 10533739
    Abstract: A headlamp which contains a lamp is disclosed, with a headband enabling the lamp to be held on the head of a user is presented. The headband has a rigid/semi-rigid front section supporting the lamp using a pivot liaison. The pivot liaison allows rotation having: a first amplitude of at least 0 to +30 degrees and preferably 0 to 45 degrees to provide appropriate illumination when the lamp is worn in a conventional manner around the head. A second amplitude ranging from at least 0 to ?45 degrees, and preferably 0 to ?80 degrees provides appropriate illumination when the lamp is worn around the neck without being inverted. The 0 degree inclination corresponds to the pivot of the lamp which generates a horizontal light beam when the headlamp is positioned on the head of a standing user with the eyes fixing the horizon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Zedel
    Inventors: Philippe Berrel, Boris Bouffay, Sebastien Jarzac, Laurent Fruh
  • Patent number: 10520148
    Abstract: Flameless candles are described that improve the mounts used to support the flame element. The improved mounts can include a support base or a hook for movably supporting a flame element. The enhanced mounts improve the manufacturing of the assembly of the flameless candle and also enable the flame element to have a more natural flame-like flicker of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: L&L Candle Company, LLC
    Inventor: Xiaofeng Li
  • Patent number: 10488017
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) device is provided including an LED, a transparent cover configured for retaining a color filter, and a first color filter configured to be retained by the transparent cover. The color filter, when retained by the transparent cover, is functionally disposed in front of the LED such that light leaving the lighting assembly passes through the color filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Bitro Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Ki S. Lee
  • Patent number: 10443792
    Abstract: A battery-operated light bulb can be used as (i) a regular light bulb, inserted into a standard light socket to be powered off an electrical grid; (ii) an automatically battery back-up emergency and safety light bulb for operation when the electrical grid is offline; and (iii) a portable flashlight when separated from the light socket. The light bulb is also equipped with a motion sensor for turning on the light bulb when movement is detected; a timer for turning off the light bulb after a preset time period, and an ambient light sensor for adjusting the intensity of the light bulb depending on ambient light levels, with all of which the operation of the light bulb can be controlled so as to conserve power, to preserve battery life so it is available when needed in emergency situations, and to prolong the life of the bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Halo International SEZC Ltd.
    Inventors: Garold C. Miller, Nathan Daniel Weinstein
  • Patent number: 10427595
    Abstract: An exemplary illuminating vehicle assembly includes, among other things, a lens having an outer perimeter, a diffuser beneath the lens, and a light source configured to emit light that passes through the diffuser to illuminate the lens. The light source is disposed outside the outer perimeter. An exemplary illumination method includes, among other things, transmitting light from a light source through a diffuser, and transmitting light from the diffuser through a lens. The light source is outside an outer perimeter of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Myszka, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Stuart C. Salter, David Brian Glickman, Mehran Niksimaee
  • Patent number: 10415765
    Abstract: A portable light bulb system includes a bulb that is removably coupled to a mounting bracket that is affixed to a support surface. The bulb includes an internal battery power supply and a LED light engine. The system also includes a wireless module communication device configured to wirelessly communicate with the bulb. The portable light bulb system is capable of being configured in a first use position where operation of the bulb provides illumination to a region proximate the mounting bracket affixed to the support surface. An operator can disconnect the bulb from the bracket and bring the bulb to a second use position where operation of the bulb provides illumination to the second region. The operator can then return the bulb to the bracket at the first use position, or bring the bulb to yet another location for illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Promier Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Cody Duane Grandadam
  • Patent number: 10401018
    Abstract: A cabinet and a kit for retrofitting a cabinet are disclosed. The cabinet includes a stationary box, at least one moveable wing attached to the stationary box and configured to open and close relative to the stationary box. The at least one moveable wing includes at least one of a door hinged to the stationary box or a drawer mounted via slide actuators to the stationary box. The cabinet also includes a reed switch attached to the stationary box, a magnet attached to the at least one moveable wing, and at least one light emitting diode (LED) fixture installed within the stationary box. Opening the at least one wing separates the reed switch from the magnet and permits current to flow to the at least one LED fixture to illuminate at least an interior portion of the stationary box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Hafele America Co.
    Inventors: Paul K. Smith, Jeffery R. Ratkus, Lucas J. Vermeer, Nicholas Klietsch, Nina Gueorguieva, Ronald Mann
  • Patent number: 10378727
    Abstract: A hand held flat flashlight about the size of a cell phone with a 3.8 degree tightly focused light beam with a folded light path optic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Mike Barnes, Gregory Shepherd
  • Patent number: 10375789
    Abstract: The method of spatial lightbulb operation includes determining the position of the lightbulb relative to a physical space, detecting a contextual event, determining a spatial lighting pattern associated with the contextual event, and selectively controlling lightbulb light emitting elements based on the position of the lightbulb and the spatial lighting pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LIFI Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Anthony Bosua, Marc Alexander
  • Patent number: 10318806
    Abstract: A method and device for controlling an irradiating light for photographing an iris is provided. The device includes a light source configured to generate light, an active lens configured to have an adjustable refractive index to change light passing through the active lens, an image capturer configured to capture an image of the iris by using a camera, and a controller configured to control the active lens to change the light passing through the active lens based on distance, motion and ambient light levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae-kwang Jung, Je-in Yu, In-kuk Yun, Jun-ho Koh, Byeong-hoon Kwak, Sung-chan Kim, Yang-wook Kim, Chang-han Kim, Hyun-jung Kim, In-hak Na, Kang-jin Yoon, Yong-chan Lee, Jae-ho Jung
  • Patent number: 10295145
    Abstract: A radiation source includes a semiconductor substrate, an array of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) formed on the substrate, which are configured to emit optical radiation, and a transparent crystalline layer formed over the array of VCSELs. The transparent crystalline layer has an outer surface configured to diffuse the radiation emitted by the VCSELs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Neil MacKinnon, Weiping Li, Xiaofeng Fan
  • Patent number: 10291062
    Abstract: A portable charger and power bank that can be used to charge a battery and to charge a device. Power can be received through an automobile dashboard DC voltage receptacle or through a USB input port, and can be used to charge a device connected to a USB output port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Armament Systems and Procedures, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Parsons, Yau Ngai Wang
  • Patent number: 10283991
    Abstract: A portable power charger having an internal rechargeable battery includes a charger housing having at least power connection port and a flashlight portion having at least one flashlight bulb. The power connection port is operatively connected to the rechargeable battery and can be used to connect the charger with an external power source, an electronic device, or both. The flashlight is operatively connected to the internal battery as well, either via a direct connection, via the power connection port, or via a dedicated rechargeable flashlight battery unit that can be recharged from the battery unit of the power charger. The power connection port can act in a power input mode when the charger is connected with an external power source via the power connection port and in a power output mode when at least one electronic device is connected to the charger via the power connection port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Halo2Cloud LLC
    Inventors: Garold C. Miller, Nathan Daniel Weinstein
  • Patent number: 10278571
    Abstract: A laryngoscope has a blade pivoted to a handle, and a light emitter lamp on the blade powered from a battery power source. A block formation at the rear end of the blade, at which it is pivoted to the head of the handle, incorporates a power source housing for the battery. The power source housing has a cover flap which cannot be opened in the operating position of the blade, but can be opened for removal of the power source in the folded position, or with the blade detached. This facilitates disposal and recycling. Electrical connectors lead from the power source housing to the light emitter lamp, and the rear end block of the blade has an external switch actuator which engages the head of the handle when the blade is extended to turn on the lamp. The power source, electrical connectors and light emitter may be combined into a discrete lighting module casing incorporated in the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: FLEXICARE (GROUP) LIMITED
    Inventor: Khashayar Poormand
  • Patent number: 10285241
    Abstract: A wireless lighting module is disclosed. The wireless lighting module may include a light source, a controller configured to control illumination of the light source, a connector configured to provide power to an external device, and a battery configured to supply power to the light source, controller and connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: A9.Com, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael V. Recker, David B. Levine
  • Patent number: 10271626
    Abstract: A camping bag is provided having a main holding volume with specialized compartments, and a carrying strap. The main holding volume is closed by a dual cover: a waterproofed zippered sealing end flap; and a clamped sealing side flap. The compartmentalized interior provides containment for small handheld electronic devices. A USB port is further provided that can be used to charge a portable electronic device while being stored within the main compartment. The outside of the side flap includes outwardly directed solar panel that provides a lightweight charging source that will ensure remote charging capabilities. A telescoping flexible light attached to the exterior of the bag can provide positionable task lighting. The instant abstract is neither intended to define the invention disclosed in this specification nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Vincent Anderson
  • Patent number: 10260733
    Abstract: A high power flashlight with a polymer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Armament Systems and Procedures, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Parsons
  • Patent number: 10247400
    Abstract: An emergency, camping, flood, home, work and law enforcement light has a large LED floodlight mounted by a two-dimensional hinge to a large battery/vehicular battery case, so when the case is on the ground, the light may be directed at any angle in both bearing and azimuth. The case further may have a light strip composed of numerous small LEDs capable of various modes of blinking operation in various colors, so as to mimic, in the dark, the appearance of emergency vehicles, for example with blinking orange lights, blinking red and blue lights and so on. The vehicle battery may provide power to a 12V/30V outlet of the case, or may be charged by the same socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Kyle Thomas Cate
  • Patent number: 10236492
    Abstract: A positive electrode and a negative electrode include stress relaxation regions each of which includes a tab and a lead of each electrode and may include a region divided by a slit provided for the electrode. In the case where the stress relaxation region includes a tab and a lead, the length of the stress relaxation region is 20% or more and 50% or less of the sum of the lengths of the lead and the electrode not overlapping with the lead in an inner region of a secondary battery. In the case where the stress relaxation region further includes a region divided by the slit, the length of the stress relaxation region is 20% or more and 95% or less of the sum of the lengths of the lead and the electrode not overlapping with the lead in an inner region of a secondary battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Miyake
  • Patent number: 10205338
    Abstract: A wireless vehicle charging system is provided herein. The charging system includes a charging station having a power source and a charging station interface operably coupled to a primary coil assembly. The primary coil assembly includes a primary coil therein for generating a magnetic field. An illumination system is disposed within the primary coil assembly and includes a passive illumination system and an active illumination system. A first photoluminescent structure is disposed within the passive illumination system and is configured to luminesce in response to excitation by an incident light. A vehicle has a secondary coil assembly thereon operably coupled with a rectifier and configured to transmit electrical current from the secondary coil assembly to a battery. A second photoluminescent structure is disposed on a vehicle component and is configured to luminesce in response to excitation by a light source on the primary coil assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Paul Kenneth Dellock, James A. Lathrop, Harry Lobo, Jason C. Rogers, Sriram Jala, Terry Padgett
  • Patent number: 10201062
    Abstract: Infrastructure lighting is controlled from a vehicle. Wireless communication exists between the vehicle and at least one light source of the infrastructure lighting. At least one device of the vehicle is functionally linked to the infrastructure lighting. Switching on a light source of the infrastructure lighting is performed via wirelessly transmitting a first control command to the light source. Switching off the light source is performed via transmitting a second control command to the light source. A blinker is functionally linked to the light source such that activation of the blinker triggers the transmitting of the first control command to light source when vehicle headlights are switched on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christoph Arndt, Uwe Gussen, Frederic Stefan, Frank Petri
  • Patent number: 10132460
    Abstract: An exemplary vehicle lighting assembly includes, among other things, a lens, a light source, a phosphor layer, and a reflective layer that is separate from the lens and is disposed between the phosphor layer and the light source. An exemplary vehicle lighting method includes, among other things, activating a light source to charge a phosphor layer, and reflecting light from the phosphor layer through a lens using a reflective layer between the phosphor layer and the light source. The reflective layer is separate from the lens. The lens includes geometric features that reflect light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Aaron Bradley Johnson, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Stephen Kenneth Helwig
  • Patent number: 10100991
    Abstract: Various embodiments of electric candles are described having multiple flame elements, each of which generate a flickering flame effect, and collectively simulate a candle having multiple flames. The candles include a housing that encloses various lighting devices and circuitry that can control one or more aspects of the lighting devices. The enclosure can also house one or more drive mechanisms that help to effect movement of the flame elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: L&L Candle Company, LLC
    Inventor: Douglas Patton
  • Patent number: 10095321
    Abstract: A computer mouse capable of restraining rebound force includes a main body, a circuit board, a switch module, a button and an elastic element. The circuit board and the switch module are assembled in a receiving space of the main body. The button is movably disposed on a top board of the main body in an up-and-down manner. The elastic element is disposed between the top board and the button and close to a free end of the button. The elastic element has a first end which is abutted against the top board of main body and a second end which is abutted against an inner side of the button. Thus, the elastic element can restrain the rebound force when the button is pressed, and the button can be clicked exactly without generating a double-click event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: DEXIN ELECTRONIC LTD., DEXIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ho-Lung Lu, Yen-Yao Lai
  • Patent number: 9986625
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods for controlling light output in a lighting system based on defined light profiles are provided. In one example implementation, a light fixture can include a first light emitting diode (LED) array having one or more LED light sources and a second LED array having one or more LED light sources. The light fixture can include a power circuit configured to provide power to the first LED array and the second LED array according to a power distribution among the first LED array and the second LED array. The light fixture can include one or more control devices configured to control the power circuit to adjust the power distribution among the first LED array and the second LED array based at least in part on a signal indicative of a real time clock and a defined light profile associated with a user identified to be present in a space illuminated by the light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Pritam Yadav, Chris Bailey
  • Patent number: 9811985
    Abstract: A lamp device with power outage sensing abilities to detect when a primary power source is interrupted and to energize primary LEDs when primary power source is ON, and to energize backup LEDs when the primary power source is OFF. The power outage sensing circuit may also detect a light switch condition allowing for greater efficiency in emergency power supply usage. A battery charging system may provide battery thermal protection and multiple charge rates to improve battery charging as a function of the temperature in the lighting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: LEDSENS LLC
    Inventor: Chamy ChiaChen Lutz
  • Patent number: 9776690
    Abstract: A vertical marker buoy and method for deployment are disclosed herein for enhanced detection of equipment on the water's surface. The equipment may have been previously submerged at a significant depth. The buoy and method provide a faster and more reliable means to locate equipment, e. g., at the sea surface or suspended by a float. The marker buoy has flotation device, a detection indicator and a bail mounted to a tube. The marker buoy is configured to be positioned in a substantially vertical position when the vertical marker buoy is in use on the surface of a body of water. The vertical marker buoy is capable of being deployed at an underwater depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Theodore Albert Sledzinski, Mark Gillcrist
  • Patent number: 9781809
    Abstract: A system and method for automatic path light control based on a detected size and classification of motion around the device using passive infrared (PIR) sensor technologies and distributed classification algorithms, and on detected light levels in and around the path area using ambient light sensor (ALS) technologies. By using such sensor data, the path light does not need to be maintained at a fixed value, which may be inadequate or inefficient at times, nor require constant user adjustments. Implementations of the disclosed subject matter enable automatic path light control that can be dynamic and automatically adjusted to fit the environment, the current user characteristics and the current user movements through the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Louis Herman, Bryan James, Yash Modi, Laura Rabb, Michael Lammers, Aveek Ravishekhar Purohit, Michael Dixon, Shankaranand Swaminathan Iyer
  • Patent number: 9692211
    Abstract: A VCSEL array includes a base substrate, VCSEL element columns arranged in a row direction (y direction) on a front-surface side of the base substrate and parallel wiring lines that connect the VCSEL element columns in parallel with each other. Each of the VCSEL element columns includes a plurality of VCSEL elements arranged in a column direction (x direction) and a plurality of series wiring lines. The plurality of series wiring lines serially connect every two VCSEL elements that are adjacent to each other in the column direction among the plurality of VCSEL elements in such an orientation that the forward directions of the two VCSEL elements match. Insulating grooves are formed on the base substrate. The insulating grooves electrically insulate the VCSEL element columns from each other. The insulating grooves electrically insulate the VCSEL elements from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ippei Matsubara, Takayuki Kona, Keiji Iwata
  • Patent number: 9680316
    Abstract: A system comprising a plurality of electronic devices, each comprising a device housing and a rechargeable battery, and a charger comprising a charger housing and arranged for charging said rechargeable batteries, wherein said charger comprises at least one, preferably a plurality of wireless power transmitting coils in said housing and said electronic devices each comprise a wireless power receiving coil in said housing, wherein said power transmitting coils are arranged in an array along an axis, and wherein said charger housing and said device housings are formed such that the power receiving coils of said electronic devices can be placed and held in an array along said axis by placing said electronic devices in an array against each other, such that each power receiving coil has a corresponding power transmitting coil in its vicinity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Almos Technologies Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Steve Rakoczy, Steven Thomas McGuinness
  • Patent number: 9655204
    Abstract: An adapter includes a detection unit configured to detect an operating state of an illumination fixture, a communication unit configured to communicate with an analysis device, and a control unit configured to cause the communication unit to transmit a detection result of the detection unit to the analysis device. A lighting system includes a plurality of illumination devices. A life support system includes the plurality of illumination devices, and the analysis device configured to analyze behavior of a person. The plurality of illumination devices each include the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigemi Fushimi
  • Patent number: 9653706
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an organic electroluminescent element includes a first electrode, an organic layer, and a second electrode. The first electrode is light-transmissive. The organic layer is provided on the first electrode. The second electrode is provided on the organic layer. The second electrode is light-reflective and includes a first conductive portion and a second conductive portion. The first conductive portion extends in a first direction. The second conductive portion extends in a second direction intersecting the first direction. The second conductive portion intersects the first conductive portion. A length in the first direction of the first conductive portion is longer than 1 mm and not more than 47 mm. A length in the second direction of the second conductive portion is longer than 1 mm and not more than 47 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Akio Amano, Tomoaki Sawabe, Keiji Sugi, Daimotsu Kato, Hayato Kakizoe, Tomio Ono
  • Patent number: 9634289
    Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure provide a transparent display panel and a manufacturing method thereof, and a display device. The transparent display panel comprises a plurality of light-emitting regions and a plurality of transparent regions. The transparent display panel further comprises at least one light-guiding component disposed on a light-emitting side of the transparent display panel, wherein the at least one light-guiding component is configured to transmit a part of light emitted from the light-emitting regions to the transparent regions. In the transparent display panel, a light-guiding component is used to transmit the light emitted by the light-emitting subpixels in the light-emitting regions to the transparent regions, and a plurality of light-redirecting members formed on a surface of the light-guiding component are used to change the direction of light transmitted to the transparent regions and to emit the light from the light-emitting side of the transparent regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongfei Cheng, Yuxin Zhang, Yanli Wang, Deming Liu
  • Patent number: 9565733
    Abstract: An adjustable LED lighting system may allow for a variable lumen output, an estimation of remaining life expectancy, and/or control of lighting intensity, color temperature, and/or wavelength distribution. An LED lighting system may be capable of mimicking externally monitored, remote controlled, pre-defined, user-selected, or other lighting conditions. An LED lighting system may allow for a variable lumen output by monitoring a temperature associated with one or more LEDs and increasing or decreasing current flow to maintain the monitored temperature below a maximum temperature. The remaining life may be estimated based on historical runtime and temperature data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Dynotron, Inc.
    Inventors: James Saffari, Angela Saffari
  • Patent number: 9562659
    Abstract: A solar powered lighting arrangement (1), comprising a solar cell (2); a light source (8) adapted to be at least partly powered by electrical power derived from the solar cell (2); and a structural member (3) having a first side (4) provided with a first reflective (5) arranged to direct sunlight (6) towards the solar cell (2) and a second side (7) onto which the light source (8) is thermally coupled for dissipating heat generated by the light source (8) when emitting light (9). With the provision of a solar powered lighting arrangement in accordance with the present invention, the structural member may consequently function not only as a reflecting surface directing sunlight towards the solar cell, but additionally as a heat sink for the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Peter Visser
  • Patent number: 9512991
    Abstract: A portable lighting device with a main power circuit for electrically connecting a light source to a portable source of power, the main power circuit including an electric power switch disposed electrically in series with the light source, there also being an inertial sensor and a controller electrically coupled to the portable source of power, the controller including an output for providing a control signal for controlling the flow of power through the electronic power switch and the light source in the main power circuit, the controller also being electrically connected to the inertial sensor, wherein the controller is configured to control the flow of power through the electronic power switch based on one or more signals received from the at least one output of the inertial sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: MAG INSTRUMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Maglica, Stacey H. West, Scott Nathanson, Robert P Radloff
  • Patent number: 9444081
    Abstract: Battery corrosive electrolyte leak is reduced by using spacers (which can be made of a shock absorbing material) between each pair of batteries held in the series configuration so that a resilient contact provides an electrical contact between the pair of batteries and the thickness of the spacer prevents a second end of a first battery from contacting the first end of the second battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: MAG INSTRUMENT, INC.
    Inventor: Anthony Maglica
  • Patent number: 9360168
    Abstract: An electrical interface module (EIM) is provided between an LED illumination device and a light fixture. The EIM includes an arrangement of contacts that are adapted to be coupled to an LED illumination device and a second arrangement of contacts that are adapted to be coupled to the light fixture and may include a power converter. Additionally, an LED selection module may be included to selectively turn on or off LEDs. A communication port may be included to transmit information associated with the LED illumination device, such as identification, indication of lifetime, flux, etc. The lifetime of the LED illumination device may be measured and communicated, e.g., by an RF signal, IR signal, wired signal or by controlling the light output of the LED illumination device. An optic that is replaceably mounted to the LED illumination device may include, e.g., a flux sensor that is connected to the electrical interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Xicato, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard Harbers, Gregory W. Eng, Christopher R. Reed, Peter K. Tseng, John S. Yriberri
  • Patent number: 9341323
    Abstract: A light-mixing flashlight has a body, three light-emitting diodes, three first reflectors, and three second reflectors. The body has a mounting surface formed in the body, a body opening opposite to the mounting surface, and three light recesses formed in an interior of the body. The light-emitting diodes are mounted in the light recesses, and are respectively a red light, a green light, and a blue light light-emitting diode. The first reflectors are formed as parabolic mirrors and are respectively mounted in the light recesses via a working angle. An opening of each first reflector faces toward the corresponding light-emitting diode. The second reflectors are formed as spherical mirrors, are mounted on the mounting surface, and respectively correspond in position to the first reflectors. Therefore, the light-mixing flashlight has an improved emitting efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: National Chung Cheng University
    Inventors: Hsiang-Chen Wang, Chung-Yi Lin, Yuan-De Su, Zhi-Lin Hu
  • Patent number: 9332622
    Abstract: A lighting system for emulating at a first location the lighting conditions of a remote location includes a lighting control circuit that controls the brightness and color of each of a plurality of lamps at the first location. The lighting control circuit further includes a power source, a networking module that is adapted to receive lighting scene information, via a network, a non-transitory storage medium, and optionally at least one mirror. A remote command module is accessible by the networking module of the control circuit and is adapted to provide the lighting scene information to the lighting control circuit. The remote command module is preferably resident at least in part in a portable electronic device of a user. Alternately, the remote command module may be resident on the remote network server that is in communication with the networking module of the lighting control circuit through the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventor: Rajendra Dutt