With Or Including Transparent Or Translucent Member Patents (Class 362/223)
  • Patent number: 10775004
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and apparatus for illuminating. An exemplary apparatus includes a substrate having a longitudinal axis, and a first plurality of spaced apart fingers extending perpendicular to the longitudinal axis from a first side of the substrate. The apparatus further includes second plurality of spaced apart fingers extending perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of a second side of the substrate, wherein the first side of the substrate is opposite the second side of the substrate. The apparatus still further includes a first plurality of spaced apart lighting elements located on a third side of the substrate, wherein the first plurality of spaced apart lighting elements are spaced along the longitudinal axis of the substrate, and a second plurality of spaced apart lighting elements located on a fourth side of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Roll & Hill, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Miller, Eric Beam, Raymond Clepper
  • Patent number: 10757856
    Abstract: The seed counting sensor (200) for pneumatic seeding machines comprises a detection chamber (210) within a house (204), said detection chamber allowing the seeds to pass through the sensor and having a center axis (211) extending in the flow direction of the seeds (102); a plurality of light sources (240) arranged within the house (204), outside the detection chamber (210), at predetermined distances from each other, said light sources being in a plane (P) extending substantially perpendicularly to said center axis of the sensor; a plurality of light detectors (250) arranged within the house (204), outside the detection chamber (210) at predetermined distances from each other, said light detectors being in the same plane (P) as the light sources, wherein the number of the light detectors equals to the number of the light sources, and a signal processing unit (502) for controlling operation of the light sources (240) and for processing the electronic signals produced by the light detectors (250).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Digitroll Ktf.
    Inventors: Gergö Körösi, Tamás Csatári, Csaba Erdei, János Silye
  • Patent number: 10732342
    Abstract: A luminaire (1) is disclosed comprising at least one optical chamber (10) delimited by a light exit window (11) and a curved reflective surface (15) extending from the light exit window to a mounting surface (17) extending from the curved reflective surface towards the light exit window. Each optical chamber comprises a light source (20) mounted on the mounting surface; and a light guide (30) extending across part of the optical chamber. The light guide comprises a total internal reflection major surface (40) facing the light exit window; a further major surface (50) facing the curved reflective surface, said further major surface comprising a light outcoupling portion (51) comprising a plurality of light outcoupling structures (53); a first edge surface (60) optically coupled to the light source; and a further edge surface (70) opposite the first edge surface arranged to direct light towards the curved reflective surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Qin Li, Qun Luo, Kang Li, Zhengyi Zheng, Min Chen
  • Patent number: 10690297
    Abstract: A tubular light comprises an elongate light source (10) and a tubular housing (18) around the light source. An optical beam shaping arrangement (20) is provided within the housing. It has an effective focal distance, in the plane perpendicular to the length axis, which varies in dependence on the angular position around the optical beam shaping arrangement. The effective focal distance is longer for light in a light output optical axis direction than for light output laterally to the sides of the light output optical axis. This means the beam shaping, e.g. collimation, is greater at the edges of the light output beam than in the middle, so there is light mixing within the output beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Hendrikus Hubertus Petrus Gommans, Jochen Renaat Gheluwe
  • Patent number: 10677421
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus that is to be disposed in a recess formed in a part of a building includes: a light-emitting module that includes a board and a plurality of light-emitting elements disposed on the board; a light diffuser that has translucency and covers the light-emitting module; and a light reflector that includes a wall having light-reflecting properties and surrounding the plurality of light-emitting elements. Among the plurality of light-emitting elements, every two adjacent light-emitting elements are disposed on the board at a first interval. Among the plurality of light-emitting elements, a light-emitting element closest to the wall is disposed on the board with a second interval to the wall, the second interval being larger than ¼ of the first interval and smaller than the first interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Takeshita, Kentaro Yamauchi, Satoru Yamauchi, Shumpei Fujii, Satoshi Hyodo
  • Patent number: 10674055
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed of an apparatus including an illuminator. The illuminator includes an illumination dome having a wide end through which illumination is emitted, a narrow end with a camera opening, and a plurality of sidewalls. An annular light tray including a plurality of dome-light sources is positioned around a perimeter of the wide end so that light emitted by the plurality of light sources is directed toward an interior of the illumination dome. A set of low-angle light sources is positioned in each of the plurality of sidewalls. A camera is coupled to the illuminator, the camera's optics being optically coupled to an image sensor and to the camera opening. A controller is communicatively coupled to the illuminator and to the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Dan Kubon, Raylon K. Vaughan, David Naddor
  • Patent number: 10665153
    Abstract: An illuminated display includes a plurality of illumination means, in particular a plurality of LEDs, which are arranged on a transparent base member. The transparent base member reduces visible light on average by a maximum of 40%. Preferably, the transparent base member is constructed in the form of a film, or in a further preferred manner in the form of a plastics material film. The illumination means are supplied with voltage by means of strip conductors. The strip conductors are electrically connected at one end preferably to a control unit and at the other end to at least one illumination means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LIGHTNTEC GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Manuel Huebner, Florian Kall
  • Patent number: 10598371
    Abstract: The modular enclosure with water management mating interfaces most fundamentally includes a mechanical connection which directs and obstructs water via various strategically positioned structures and gaps. One basic configuration includes a base having at least one end face and a periphery extending from the end face. The periphery includes an outward projecting lip. A plurality of retainers is secured to the base below the lip. The retainers and the lip define a channel extending along at least part of each side of the base. A dome having longitudinal sides that terminate in a bottom edge and an inward projecting flange that is spaced from the bottom edge is received by the flange in the channel to retain the dome to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Whelen Engineering Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Jon H. Lyons
  • Patent number: 10578352
    Abstract: The refrigerator includes a cabinet having a storage compartment therein, an illumination device for illuminating the interior of the storage compartment, a door hinged to the cabinet for opening and closing the storage compartment, the door having an opening formed therein and a panel assembly having a front panel provided at the front thereof, a knock sensor module including a microphone module for sensing a sound wave generated by knock vibration applied to the door and a module microcomputer for determining whether the knock vibration is a predetermined knock based on the sensed sound wave, and a controller provided separately from the module microcomputer for receiving a knock-on signal from the module microcomputer and operating the illumination device such that light is transmitted through the panel assembly, whereby the interior of the storage compartment can be seen from outside the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Sangoh Kim
  • Patent number: 10563849
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a wall assembly, a support, and a door. The wall assembly has a first side wall, a second side wall, a first end wall connected to the first and second side walls, and a second end wall connected to the first and second side walls. The support is connected to the wall assembly. The door includes a lens and is connected to the wall assembly. The door is moveable between an open position and a closed position. The side walls and end walls can be formed with various lengths and selectively connected together to form different sized wall assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Seng Vang, Martin Carl Werr, David John Rector, Randy Kent Lewis, David Arthur Simoni
  • Patent number: 10551029
    Abstract: A lighting device for a motor vehicle is provided, for example a head lamp or a tail lamp. The lighting device includes an array of light sources, a lens assembly having a collimator lens, an inner lens, and an outer lens, and a housing to maintain the lens assembly in fixed relation relative to the array of light sources. The collimator lens includes a central geometry to manage high intensity light from directly above the LEDs and a lateral geometry to manage low intensity light that is offset from the LEDs, such that the light output from the LEDs exits the lens assembly with a homogeneous light distribution. The lighting device is suitable for vehicle applications, including internal lighting applications and external vehicle lighting applications. The lighting device can be manufactured by extrusion, making it well suited for low cost applications, such as interior ambient lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: José Miguel Mercado Peña
  • Patent number: 10487994
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cover for covering a light outlet opening (4) limited by a support rail (1) of a lighting strip system, the support rail (1) being designed to receive a lamp (2) having a light source (3) for producing light, wherein the cover (5) has a holding device (6) for holding at least one optically active element (7) for influencing the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING GMBH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Bechter, Martin Bader, Wolfgang Gadner
  • Patent number: 10473275
    Abstract: Lighting device includes a first concentrator with a first luminescent material, a second concentrator with a second luminescent material having an absorption band overlapping with the emission band of the first luminescent material, and a plurality of light sources arranged to project light into a first input surface of the first concentrator to be converted at least partially into a first converted light by the first luminescent material and outputted from a first output surface of the first luminescent concentrator. The second concentrator arranged parallel to the first concentrator such that light from the light sources that leaks from a side surface of the first concentrator is received by the second concentrator and converted by the second luminescent material and outputted from a second exit surface of the second concentrator. The first and second concentrators having different lengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Martinus Petrus Joseph Peeters, Rémy Cyrille Broersma
  • Patent number: 10466403
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for assembling a display device to which is coupled a light guide that has smooth surfaces for light-transmission and at least one surface that is for light scattering and internal reflection. The method includes depositing a reflective coating on that surface, and installing the display device with coupled light guide in an interior of a meter housing or casing. A portion of the casing interior is filled with a component, such as epoxy, for sealing the case interior to protect the display device and light guide against water and dust penetration. All surfaces of the light guide are protected from direct contact with the epoxy. This approach greatly simplifies the assembly process and yields a robust display that also prevents light leakage from the light guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Chambers, Justin Larson
  • Patent number: 10443925
    Abstract: The refrigerator includes a cabinet having a storage compartment therein, an illumination device for illuminating the interior of the storage compartment, a door hinged to the cabinet for opening and closing the storage compartment, the door having an opening formed therein and a panel assembly having a front panel provided at the front thereof, a knock sensor module including a microphone module for sensing a sound wave generated by knock vibration applied to the door and a module microcomputer for determining whether the knock vibration is a predetermined knock based on the sensed sound wave, and a controller provided separately from the module microcomputer for receiving a knock-on signal from the module microcomputer and operating the illumination device such that light is transmitted through the panel assembly, whereby the interior of the storage compartment can be seen from outside the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Sangoh Kim
  • Patent number: 10408391
    Abstract: Embodiments of light-emitting multilayer structures incorporating substrate films 3D-formed with recesses for light sources and plastics material molded thereupon are presented. Related methods of manufacture are set forth as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: TACTOTEK OY
    Inventor: Sami Torvinen
  • Patent number: 10393341
    Abstract: A tri-lobe optic for a linear light source, and related light rails, retrofit kits and light fixtures, are disclosed. The linear light source defines a light emitting region along an axis. The tri-lobe optic includes an optical material having a constant cross-sectional profile along a direction of the axis from a first axial end to a second axial end. The cross-sectional profile includes a first azimuthal side relative to the axis and concave and convex curves relative to the axis. The curves are a first concave curve coupled with the first azimuthal side, a first convex curve, a second concave curve, a second convex curve and a third concave curve. Each of the concave curves defines a lobe of the optical material along the direction of the axis. The cross-sectional profile further includes a second azimuthal side relative to the axis, coupled with the third concave curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventor: Forrest Starnes McCanless
  • Patent number: 10393952
    Abstract: Provided is an optical unit which includes a light guide plate configured to emit light made incident thereon through a light incident side surface from one surface thereof, and a reflection sheet disposed to face the light guide plate, wherein the reflection sheet has a projection piece which protrudes with respect to a surface of the reflection sheet on one edge thereof. The projection piece is held with being in surface contact with any one side surface of the light guide plate, thereby the reflection sheet is held so as to face the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Sakai Display Products Corporation
    Inventor: Yasumori Kuromizu
  • Patent number: 10353142
    Abstract: A LED light source includes a longitudinally extending first light guide, a housing, and a cartridge. The first light guide has a longitudinally extending light emitting face. The light emitting face has a first end face and a longitudinally spaced apart second end face. The housing has a first side proximate the first end face of the first light guide. The cartridge is mountable to the first side of the housing and has at least one LED on a first face of the cartridge. The first face extends generally transverse to the first light guide when the cartridge has been mounted to the housing. When the cartridge is mounted to the first side of the housing, the first face of the cartridge is adjacent the first end face. A LED light bulb is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 10344948
    Abstract: There is a category of situations which may have previously been considered direct replacement but in fact takes on many elements of a true retrofit; namely, replacing existing LED lighting systems (which they themselves were retrofits) with different LED lighting systems that (i) overcome a deficiency or inadequacy of the existing LED lighting system retrofit, (ii) adds a functionality to the existing LED lighting system retrofit, or (iii) reestablishes functionality that would otherwise be lost with the existing LED lighting system retrofit. Discussed herein are means to provide improved glare control, horizontal beam containment, playability and control functionality for interfacing with third party controls in these so-called retrofit-of-a-retrofit, or “upgrade” situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Myron Gordin, Joel D. DeBoef, Aric D. Klyn, Alan W. Sheldon
  • Patent number: 10302274
    Abstract: A luminaire is disclosed comprising a cover plate including an light exit window and a region surrounding the light exit window, at least a part of said region comprising a plurality of first fixing members selected from one of a plurality of holes and a plurality of protrusions dimensioned to extend through said holes; a reflector having an inner volume and comprising at least one edge comprising a plurality of second fixing members, selected from the other of the plurality of holes and the plurality of protrusions dimensioned to extend through said openings; and a plurality of solid state elements within the inner volume, wherein the protrusions extend through the holes, each protrusion having a portion extending beyond the opening through which the protrusion extends, said portion being bent over an edge of the opening to secure the reflector on the cover plate, wherein the inner volume is delimited by the reflector and the cover plate and the solid state lighting elements are arranged to direct their lumi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Alex Feng Liu, Riemer Adema, Mariusz Jankow, Aleksander Zach
  • Patent number: 10288240
    Abstract: A system and method of converting a light fixture from a conventional light fixture to an LED light fixture. Originally, the light fixture has a troffer, a ballast unit, and bulb receptacles. The conversion is accomplished by mounting a panel over the face of the troffer that obscures the ballast unit and bulb receptacles. LED light strips are mounted to the panel. Likewise, an LED power supply is mounted to the panel. The panel is attached to the troffer with a hinge connection. In this manner, the panel can be rotated away from the troffer for easy access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Oliver Szeto, Gary Sigman, Kevin High
  • Patent number: 10292215
    Abstract: An elongated lamp tube has an elongated tube shell, two caps, a LED light source, a first power supply circuit, a second power supply circuit and a frequency switch circuit. The elongated lamp tube may be connected to first electrodes of a lamp fixture without a ballast or a lamp fixture with a ballast. The ballast converts an external power of an industrial frequency to a converted power of a working frequency. The frequency switch circuit is connected to the first power supply and the second power supply for blocking one of the first power supply circuit and the second power supply to supply driving current to the LED light source according to an input frequency of a received power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Qi Liu, Qiyuan Wang, Zongyan Liu, Cantian Wu, Wei Liu, Yongjun Bao
  • Patent number: 10274250
    Abstract: A refrigerator equipped with a door that becomes transparent as necessary to make the interior thereof visible is disclosed. The refrigerator includes a cabinet having a storage compartment defined therein, a lighting device for illuminating the interior of the storage compartment, a door, which is hingedly coupled to the cabinet to open and close the storage compartment, and has an opening and a panel assembly including a front panel disposed on the front surface thereof, a sensor for detecting sound waves, which are generated by a knock input applied to the door and are transmitted through the front panel, and a controller for controlling the lighting device to allow light to be transmitted through the panel assembly, thus making the storage compartment visible from outside the door through the opening when a predetermined knock input is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sangoh Kim, Hangbok Lee, Jaeyoul Lee, Minsub Kim, Jungkyu Son, Jaehyun Soh, Eugene Suh, Nami Kim
  • Patent number: 10274171
    Abstract: The light fixture is configured to be mounted in a troffer. The light fixture includes a light emitting assembly including at least one LED and a reflector assembly. A mechanical attachment mechanism is configured to be connected directly between the light fixture and a troffer. The mechanical attachment mechanism is adjustable such that a distance between the light fixture and the troffer may vary. The mechanical attachment mechanism may comprise at least one bracket pivotably connected to the light fixture, a cable having an attachment structure wherein the effective length of the cable is adjustable, a telescoping bracket having an attachment structure wherein the effective length of the telescoping bracket is adjustable, a threaded member having an attachment structure wherein the effective length of the threaded member is adjustable by a threaded nut that engages the threaded member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Dave Goelz, John Adams
  • Patent number: 10267491
    Abstract: Disclosed and described herein is a sharp cutoff LED lighting luminaire and methods of use thereof. Further disclosed is a modification thereof which allows baseballs or detritus trapped by the luminaire to fall to the ground. In the state of the art often designers will use the same type of LED lighting fixtures at the top of the pole as for low-mounted uplighting; specifically, taking an additional fixture similarly configured, inverting the orientation (i.e., so to project upward instead of downward), and mounting it relatively low on the pole. The envisioned sharp cutoff LED lighting fixture is better suited for low-mounted uplighting insomuch that it reduces back light, haze, internal glow, and perceived glare as compared to current LED lighting fixtures typically used for the same purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Myron Gordin, Luke C. McKee, Steven T. Heaton, Joel D. DeBoef
  • Patent number: 10253553
    Abstract: Disclosed is technology addressing lighting issues using a signature perforated design diffuser panel that provides a dual purpose—artistic and artificial light source. Stated differently, the disclosed technology provides diffused lighting while creating a signature geometric perforated pattern. When turned off, the technology is wall art, and, when turned on, it is wall art that provides a signature lighting experience. Embodiments also include the same diffuser technology used to modify and condition natural light sources (e.g. sun light).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Farah Naz Pourbabai Barnes
  • Patent number: 10247372
    Abstract: A light fixture includes a LED assembly and a housing. A lens assembly comprises a lens and a first end cap and a second end cap. The end caps are releasably connected to the housing such that the lens and the end caps are releasably mounted to the housing as a unit. The end caps may be releasably mounted to the housing by a deformable, resilient first engagement member that releasably engages a second engagement when the lens assembly is moved relative to the housing in a first direction. A force is created between the first engagement member and the second engagement member sufficient to hold the lens assembly in the housing and low enough that the lens assembly is removable from the housing by pulling the lens assembly in a second direction opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Wilcox, Donald Walker, Curt Progl, Randall Levy Bernard
  • Patent number: 10215374
    Abstract: The invention provides an angle-adjustable lamp and relates to the technical field of lighting. An angle-adjustable lamp comprises a fixing socket which is provided with a lamp hole, a rotating ring which rotates inside the protrusion of the outer edge of lamp hole, a fixing ring reversely sleeved on the protrusion and the lamp body connected to the rotating ring through two protrusions; by arranging the annular protrusion in the rim of the lamp hole and embedding rotating ring inside the protrusion, the rotation of the rotating ring along the center of lamp hole is ensured, and the limitation of rotation angle of lamp is extended; by arranging the annular fixing ring in the protrusion, raising and falling motion of rotating ring can be prevented effectively, therefore, the rotation process becomes more smooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NINGBO YAMAO OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qili Xu, Hu Fang, Yinyong Zhou
  • Patent number: 10190750
    Abstract: A troffer luminaire includes a housing and a door attached the housing. The door includes a first end plate and a second end plate. Disposed between the first and second end plates are a first reflector that has a first flange and a second reflector that has a second flange. The edges of a flexible lens are disposed in the first flange and the second flange, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Steven Russell Clements, Rusty Brandon Flippo
  • Patent number: 10190737
    Abstract: A retrofit kit for a lay-in troffer LED luminaire comprising two sets of connecting beams, with a first set being arranged in a parallel orientation and a second set of connecting beams oriented in a perpendicular manner with respect to each of the first set of beams. Each set of connecting beams are engaged to connected to each other by means of multiple coupling retainers and clamping hooks matched with each other to form a quadrangular bracket capable of containing the troffer. Compressible and extendable fastening means are further placed at the lateral sides of the troffer. And the troffer is connected to the ceiling through the allocation with the bracket by making fastening means aligned with the connecting holes on the first or the second sets of connecting beams that receive the fastening means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Jiangmen POTOP Opto-Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Weida Li, Lawrence Rocklan E
  • Patent number: 10180215
    Abstract: A luminaire system is provided that has directional light projection optics combined with a light distribution modifier to produce a non-uniform angular light intensity distribution from a single or array of light sources. The luminaire system provides for light intensity distribution with directional asymmetry meeting the specifications and requirements of aviation obstruction lights. The light distribution modifier component or subassembly redirects, scatters, refracts, diffracts and/or blocks part of the projection light in the distribution of the primary optics that would otherwise produce ground scatter. Unlike peripheral light shields at the marginal limits of the light distribution from the luminaire light system, the light distribution modifier is located near to the optical axis of the projection optics system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: FARLIGHT, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Wolfenden, Jr., David Glover, Robert Burger, Steve Becerra, Robert Wolfenden, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10180280
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a cabinet, a door, and a transparent display assembly covering an opening of the door through which an inside of the refrigerator is visible. The transparent display assembly includes a front panel, a rear panel defining, a display disposed between the front and second panels, a light guide plate spaced apart from the display, a spacer disposed between the front panel and the light guide plate and configured to maintain a predetermined distance between the light guide plate and the display, a display light configured to emit light to the light guide plate, and a light guide plate stopper disposed between an end of the light guide plate and the display light and configured to prevent the display light from contacting the end of the light guide plate by protruding toward the light guide plate further than the display light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Sangmyung Lee
  • Patent number: 10101012
    Abstract: Interactive artificial lighting devices and systems and related methods of assembly and use are provided herein. The lighting devices and systems of various embodiments are shape-changing, responsive to touch, and configured to provide substantial illumination. The lighting devices and systems include: a elongate body firmed of a flexible, elastic, and translucent material; and a light source positioned at a proximal end of a channel extending through the elongate body. The light source may be configured to emit light circumferentially outward from the elongate body along the length of the elongate body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Jasmine Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 10088225
    Abstract: A refrigerator equipped with a door that becomes transparent as necessary to make the interior thereof visible is disclosed. The refrigerator includes a cabinet having a storage compartment defined therein, a lighting device for illuminating the interior of the storage compartment, a door, which is hingedly coupled to the cabinet to open and close the storage compartment, and has an opening and a panel assembly including a front panel disposed on the front surface thereof, a sensor for detecting sound waves, which are generated by a knock input applied to the door and are transmitted through the front panel, and a controller for controlling the lighting device to allow light to be transmitted through the panel assembly, thus making the storage compartment visible from outside the door through the opening when a predetermined knock input is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sangoh Kim, Hangbok Lee, Jaeyoul Lee, Minsub Kim, Jungkyu Son, Jaehyun Soh, Eugene Suh, Nami Kim
  • Patent number: 10072816
    Abstract: A light transmissive structure includes a light transmissive substrate having first and second opposing faces and array of microprism elements on the first face, with a respective microprism element including a plurality of concentric microprisms. The light transmissive structure is configured to receive light from a light source facing the first face and distribute the light emerging from the second face in a 2D batwing distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Bright View Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Bing Shen, Ken G. Purchase
  • Patent number: 10054303
    Abstract: An assemble mechanism of LED lamp and a disassembling method, the assemble mechanism of LED lamp includes strip houses, covers, and coupling assembly. The coupling assembly includes a plug, and a socket. The plug includes a plug-body, and a T-shaped head. The T-shaped head includes a straight bar, and a horizontal bar. The straight bar provides two wedge structures on two side walls respectively. The socket includes a socket body, and a T-shaped cavity configured for receiving the T-shaped head. The T-shaped cavity provides two catches on the two inner side walls, the two catches is configured for clamping the two wedge structures. As long as the plug of the coupling assembly is engaged with the socket, and the wedge structure is clamping into the catch, which makes interconnection of the two LED lamps simple and convenient, and helps to reduce the installation time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Self Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhaoyong Zheng, Huangfeng Pan
  • Patent number: 10048422
    Abstract: A light source assembly, a backlight and a display device are provided. The light source assembly comprises a bar-shaped light source unit, which comprises an organic light-emitting diode for emitting light and has a light outgoing side; and a light concentration bar, which has a light incidence surface and a light outgoing surface opposite to each other, the light incidence surface being disposed at an outer side of the light outgoing side of the light source unit and matching with the light outgoing side in size, and the light outgoing surface matching with a light incidence side of a light guide plate in size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE DISPLAY LIGHT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gang Liu, Yaling Kang, Qinggang Feng, Xudong Fang
  • Patent number: 10001257
    Abstract: Gradient optics for even light distribution of LED light sources. In an aspect, an apparatus is provided for uniform distribution of light emitted from a light source. The apparatus includes a panel coupled to receive the light emitted from the light source, and gradient optics disposed on the panel, the gradient optics providing a matching transparency gradient that is aligned with the light source to evenly distribute the emitted light. In another aspect, an apparatus includes means for receiving the light emitted from the light source, and means for providing a matching transparency gradient that is aligned with the light source to evenly distribute the emitted light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: BRIDGELUX INC.
    Inventor: Todd Farmer
  • Patent number: 9989212
    Abstract: A device for providing light including: a housing; an array of a plurality of LED lights mounted to the housing, wherein, when active, each LED emits a highest intensity beam of light along a primary axis and emits a lower intensity beam of light along a secondary axis; a lens mounted to the housing, the lens including an optic element corresponding to each of the plurality of LED lights, each optic element intersected by the primary axis of the corresponding LED light; and a translucent edge-light diffusing layer located between two or more of the plurality of LED lights, the edge diffusing layer is not intersected by the primary axis and is intersected by the secondary axis of the LED lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Cory D Dedick
  • Patent number: 9975470
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a vehicle accessory component for a vehicle. The component makes use of a structural member having a channel. The structural member is attachable to the vehicle. A modular light assembly is included which has a frame and at least one optical element secured to the frame. Electrical cabling couples the optical element to a power source. The frame is insertable into the channel in the structural member and supported within the channel. The frame has at least one opening over which the optical element is positioned when the modular light assembly is inserted into the channel. This allows the optical element to provide illumination to an area adjacent the vehicle when the optical element is powered on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: JAC Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin W. Kozole, Jeffrey M. Aftanas
  • Patent number: 9933123
    Abstract: A light strip system comprises an elongate carrier arrangement formed by mounting rail elements that are open towards the lower face, a shaped part which consists at least partly of a flexible material and forms an accommodation space formed in the carrier arrangement and extending in the longitudinal direction, and a lighting module component arranged in the accommodation space. In order to hold the lighting module component it is arranged so as to push against contact regions of the carrier arrangement, on two opposite sides, each time with the interposition of regions of the shaped part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING GMBH
    Inventor: Gerald Ladstätter
  • Patent number: 9909721
    Abstract: A replaceable LED lamp is configured to be mounted on a lamp bracket, the lamp bracket includes a lamp bracket bottom wall and two lamp bracket sidewalls extending from opposite sides of the lamp bracket bottom wall along the same direction, the replaceable LED lamp includes: a lamp housing; a power drive mounted on a surface of the lamp housing facing the lamp bracket; a lamp strip mounted on a surface of the lamp housing opposite to the lamp bracket; two latching edges fixed to opposite sides of the lamp housing; a lampshade covering the lamp strip; and a plurality of mounting plates connecting the lamp housing to the lamp bracket; wherein each latching edge defines a latching groove, the lampshade includes two latching lugs on opposite sides thereof, the latching lug is plugged in the latching groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: DONGGUAN PAN AMERICAN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinsheng Deng, Xiaoyun Zeng, Shilin Tang
  • Patent number: 9903537
    Abstract: An LED tube lamp including a glass lamp tube, an end cap disposed at one end of the glass lamp tube, a power supply provided inside the end cap, an LED light strip disposed inside the glass lamp tube with a plurality of LED light sources mounted on. At least a part of an inner surface of the glass lamp tube is formed with a rough surface, and the glass lamp tube is covered by a heat shrink sleeve. The LED light strip has a bendable circuit sheet which is made of a metal layer structure to electrically connect the LED light sources with the power supply. The glass lamp tube and the end cap are secured by a highly thermal conductive silicone gel with its thermal conductivity not less than 0.7 w/m·k.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO., LTD
    Inventor: Tao Jiang
  • Patent number: 9905542
    Abstract: A method for fabricating an LED light bar and an LED light bar are provided. The method includes: providing a transparent base, wherein at least one framework region for fixing LED chips is arranged on the transparent base, at least one milling groove parallel to the framework region is arranged at each of two sides of each framework region; arranging one or more LED chips on the at least one framework region; covering an upper surface and a lower surface of the transparent base where the LED chips are arranged with a packaging adhesive mixed with fluorescent powder, and filling up the milling groove with the packaging adhesive; and cutting the transparent base along the milling groove, to obtain an LED light bar surrounded by the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: SUZHOU DONGSHAN PRECISION MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yongxin Huang, Peng Yang, Guolin Chong, Yonggang Yuan
  • Patent number: 9897290
    Abstract: A wall lamp includes a main frame including a first side portion, a second side portion, a third side portion, and a fourth side portion that are connected to each other successively; a luminous component located in the main frame; a first blocking plate, a second blocking plate, a third blocking plate, and a fourth blocking plate positioned on the first side portion, the second side portion, the third side portion, and the fourth side portion, respectively; an upper blocking plate positioned on a top portion of the main frame; and a base assembled to a bottom portion of the main frame; wherein at least one of the first blocking plate, the second blocking plate, the third blocking plate, the fourth blocking plate, and the upper blocking plate is a detachable shielding plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: DONGGUAN JIA SHENG LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LTD
    Inventor: Shui-Sheng Hsu
  • Patent number: 9872364
    Abstract: A stanchion includes a circular base, a transparent tube coupled to the circular base, a first circuit board with a plurality of controllable light emitting diodes (LEDs) mounted thereon, and a second circuit board including electronics for controlling the LEDs. The LEDs provide a plurality of colors that can be controlled via a remote control device or acoustically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: LYTEPOST, INC.
    Inventor: Cory E. Gamberg
  • Patent number: 9851482
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an optical device having a light source, a viscoelastic lightguide and a retroreflective film suitable for retroreflecting light. Light from the light source enters the viscoelastic lightguide and is transported within the lightguide by total internal reflection. The optical device may have a “front lit” configuration such that light being transported within the lightguide is extracted and retroreflected by the film toward a viewer. The optical device may have a “back lit” configuration such that light being transported within the lightguide is extracted and transmitted through the film toward a viewer. The retroreflective film may comprise beaded retroreflective sheeting such as that used in traffic signs and markings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Audrey A. Sherman, Marie A. Boulos, Michael A. Meis, Kevin R. Schaffer, Thu-Van T. Tran
  • Patent number: 9826579
    Abstract: A lighting system includes an EL unit having a light emitter, a holding frame that holds the EL unit, and a control unit that controls lighting of the EL unit, wherein the holding frame includes a rail-shaped conductive member, and power and communication signals are transmitted between the control unit and the EL unit through the conductive member. With this configuration, since the connection between the control unit and the EL unit is made by the conductive member provided on the holding frame, which holds the EL unit, space for wiring in a residential space can be reduced. Further, simply by placing the holding frame on a mounting surface and attaching the EL unit and the control unit to the holding frame, they are connected. Therefore, without special skills, a resident can install the lighting system as appropriate and can easily replace the EL unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naofumi Kodama, Kazufumi Oogi, Tosiharu Suenaga
  • Patent number: 9765944
    Abstract: A troffer luminaire that includes a plurality of solid state lighting devices, and a first lens and a second lens having total internal reflection (TIR) to collect light from the lighting devices and produce a light output with good luminance uniformity; and to control the distribution profile of the light output through the first lens and the second lens as desired for particular lighting applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Rick Dureiko