Substantially Identical Modifiers Patents (Class 362/237)
  • Patent number: 10768356
    Abstract: The present invention provides a panel device for the under-display camera. The panel device includes a display panel, a backlight module, a light guiding member, and a light source member. The backlight module is provided with a first opening. The light guiding member is inserted into the first opening for guiding light entering the light guiding member to a display panel area corresponding to the first opening. The light source member provides a light source for the light guiding member. The light source member is turned off when the under-display camera is turned on, and the light source member is turned on or off when the under-display camera is turned off. Therefore, a through hole or a blind hole on the display panel can be re-displayed, and the image quality that can be obtained by the under-display camera is still maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Peng Zhang, Guanghui Liu, Chao Wang
  • Patent number: 10738966
    Abstract: A light diffusion lens improved in hot spot phenomenon and darkness phenomenon is disclosed, the light diffusion lens diffusing a light generated from an LED, including: a semi-spherical body formed with a glass material or a plastic material; an upper surface forming an upper outer shape of body; a lower surface forming a lower outer shape of body; an oval-shaped incident port formed at a center of lower surface to accommodate the LED; and an incident surface convexly formed from the incident port to an upper surface side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: HLOPTICS CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Hun Woo, Seok Chae Ko
  • Patent number: 10697617
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to an uplight assembly and a luminaire incorporating the same. The luminaire includes a housing having an upper cover at least partially defining an interior. The upper cover has an opening formed in a top wall facing a first direction. A primary light emitter is connected to the housing and facing a second direction opposite the first direction. A chassis is connected to the upper cover. A secondary light emitter is connected to the chassis. A reflector is connected to the chassis. Wherein the second light emitter and the reflector are configured to emit light through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: David Venhaus
  • Patent number: 10647448
    Abstract: Airfield lights, components thereof, and associated methods. An airfield light can include one or more heat sink modules secured to a heat sink base to form a heat sink module on which light sources are mountable. A method includes assembling a heat sink and mounting light sources thereon. A platform of an airfield light permits mounting of a light assembly in a selected orientation on the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventor: Vivian L. Hunter
  • Patent number: 10634292
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes a shell, a holder, LED strings and a circuit board. The shell includes a top strip and two lateral strips each of which includes a curved section extending from the top strip, a hemi-circular section extending from the curved section, and a straight section extending from the hemi-circular section and including a reflective face. The holder is inserted in the shell and formed with a middle strip and two lateral strips each of which includes an upper section extending above the middle strip and a lower section extending below the middle strip. The lower section of each lateral strip of the holder is inserted in a groove defined by the hemi-circular section of a corresponding lateral strip of the shell. The LED strings are connected to the holder. The circuit board is connected to the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: CHANGZHOU KAISEN PHOTOELECTRICITY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yaoping Xu
  • Patent number: 10578273
    Abstract: An embodiment relates to a light apparatus comprising: a first body having an inner peripheral side and an outer peripheral side; a diffusion member disposed on the first body; a cover disposed on the first body so as to cover the diffusion member; a second body disposed between the diffusion member and the cover and comprising a lower side and a lateral side which covers the lower side; and a light source member comprising a first circuit board, which is disposed on the lower side of the second body, a second circuit board, which covers the lateral side of the second body, at least one first light source which is mounted on the first circuit board so as to face the diffusion member, and at least one second light source which is mounted on the second circuit board so as to face the inner lateral side of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Hyuk Im, Sung Do Kim, Bu Kwan Je
  • Patent number: 10539303
    Abstract: An airfield light includes a light assembly mounted on a base and a transparent cover disposed over the light assembly and secured to the base. The light assembly includes a curved LED (light emitting diode) assembly having a circuit board with at least a portion that is curved along its length. A plurality of LEDs are spaced apart along the length of the circuit board and are configured to emit light through the transparent cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventor: Vivian Loomis Hunter
  • Patent number: 10531535
    Abstract: A solid state lighting apparatus can include an electrical connector that is configured to releasably couple to a standardized electrical fixture having ac voltage provided thereat, where the electrical connector includes an opening that is configured to provide a recess in the electrical connector including an interior contact to provide the ac voltage in the recess when connected to the standardized electrical fixture. A protective circuit stage of a solid state lighting driver circuit can be in the recess to electrically coupled to the interior contact. An electrical wire can include a first portion that can be electrically coupled to the protective circuit stage in the recess and a second portion that is outside the recess. A solid state lighting housing can be configured to releasably couple to the second portion of the electrical wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries Lighting LLC
    Inventor: Praneet Jayant Athalye
  • Patent number: 10520168
    Abstract: A lampshade including a frame and an optical function plate is provided. The frame includes an assembly portion. The optical function plate is detachably disposed to the frame through the assembly portion. Furthermore, a lamp including the above-mentioned lampshade is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignees: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ching-Wen Chuang, Po-Chang Li, Ming-Hung Chien
  • Patent number: 10514154
    Abstract: Described is an improved automated multisource LED array luminaire with an array-wide, rotating beam shaper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Robe Lighting s.r.o.
    Inventors: Pavel Jurik, Josef Valchar
  • Patent number: 10475299
    Abstract: An indicator module in one example has a mounting portion to removably attach the module to another module or base. The indicator module also has a first set of electrodes disposed to be in contact with respective electrodes in the attached module or base. The indicator module further includes an indicator circuit, and a switch module configurable to selectively connect the indicator circuit to one of the electrodes in the indicator module. The indicator module can further include a second set of electrodes connected respectively to the first set of electrodes by conductors. The two sets of electrodes are located at respective ends of the module attach to another module at each end. In visual indicator modules, the conductors can be disposed in a more interior region of the module as compared to the visual indicator elements such as LEDs, which can be distributed near the periphery of the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: BANNER ENGINEERING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles Dolezalek, Darrell Raymond Pikkaraine, Maximilian John Aponte, Neal A. Schumacher
  • Patent number: 10420177
    Abstract: An LED illumination module including an LED lamp with a plurality of light emitting dies on a substrate in combination with an optic having a single focus. The light emitting dies include a single center light emitting die centered on an optical axis and peripheral dies arranged around the center die. The illumination module includes a beam forming optic having a single focus arranged over the LED lamp with the focus on the optical axis of the center die. Light emitted from the center die is substantially collimated by the optic in a focused “spot” emission pattern. Light emitted from the peripheral dies results in a more dispersed or divergent “flood” emission pattern. The center die and peripheral dies are independently controlled and the power delivered to the dies can be varied independently to generate different light emission patterns using the same optic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Whelen Engineering Company, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Stopa, Todd J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10400994
    Abstract: An LED illumination module including an LED lamp with a plurality of light emitting dies on a substrate in combination with an optic having a single focus. The light emitting dies include a single center light emitting die centered on an optical axis and peripheral dies arranged around the center die. The illumination module includes a beam forming optic having a single focus arranged over the LED lamp with the focus on the optical axis of the center die. Light emitted from the center die is substantially collimated by the optic in a focused “spot” emission pattern. Light emitted from the peripheral dies results in a more dispersed or divergent “flood” emission pattern. The center die and peripheral dies are independently controlled and the power delivered to the dies can be varied independently to generate different light emission patterns using the same optic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Whelen Engineering Company, Inc.
    Inventors: James L. Stopa, Todd J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10330283
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus comprises a plurality of LEDs aligned to an array of directional optical elements wherein the LEDs are substantially at the input aperture of respective optical elements. An electrode array is formed on the array of optical elements to provide at least a first electrical connection to the array of LED elements. Advantageously such an arrangement provides low cost and high efficiency from the directional LED array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Optovate Limited
    Inventors: Graham John Woodgate, Jonathan Harrold
  • Patent number: 10330253
    Abstract: A support for a lighted decoration, the lighted decoration containing such supports, and a combination of a support including at least one light, is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Andrew Laferty
  • Patent number: 10267485
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a lighting module including a light source module, a driving module, and an optical element and a lighting lamp. The light source module includes a light source plate and a plurality of Light-Emitting Diode (LED) light sources. Emergent light of the LED light source is emitted after passing through the optical element, and the optical element has a light incident portion and a light emergent portion. The driving module and the LED light source are respectively adhered to the light source plate and are integrated on the light source plate, the light incident portion of the optical element covers above the light source plate, receives the emergent light of the LED light source and carries out optical configuration on the emergent light of the LED light source, and the driving module is arranged in a periphery of the light incident portion of the optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: OPPLE LIGHTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiufeng Shi, Jianguo Li, Aiqin Huang
  • Patent number: 10263165
    Abstract: In an embodiment the optical component includes an optoelectronic semiconductor chip including a radiation emission face, a deflection element configured to deflect electromagnetic radiation emitted by the optoelectronic semiconductor chip in a main emission direction which forms an angle deviating from 90° with the radiation emission face, wherein the deflection element is configured as a prism structure and an optical lens having an optical axis, wherein the optical axis forms an angle deviating from 90° with the radiation emission face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductor GmbH
    Inventors: Tilman Eckert, Claus Jäger, Ee Lian Lee, Michael Hirmer
  • Patent number: 10261328
    Abstract: An enhanced illumination system is provided. In some configurations, an illumination system comprises one or more illuminators for emitting light. Light steering optical elements direct the light along diverging axes. In some configurations, the camera module assembly can cause an output to be tilted down or tilted up relative to a horizontal plane. In some configurations, the illumination system comprises diffusers positioned to receive light along the diverging axes, each diffuser producing a field of illumination having a predetermined angle. The illumination system can be mounted on a computing device, such as an HMD providing a field of view to a camera, sensor, and/or a user. By the use of the techniques disclosed herein, an illumination system can mitigate optical loss that may be caused by a curved visor positioned between the illumination system and an object in the field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Kirk Price, Ravi Kiran Nalla
  • Patent number: 10247392
    Abstract: A luminous system is disclosure. The luminous system is used for projecting light to a plane and includes a luminous component and an angle-adjustable device. The luminous component is used for generating the light ray. The angle-adjustable device is used for adjusting luminous angle of the light ray. The angle-adjustable device is arranged between the plane and the luminous component and located on the route of the light ray, the angle-adjustable comprises a first lens element, and the first lens element comprises a light-emitting portion and a light-incident portion connected to the light-emitting portion. The light-including portion comprises a recess opposite to the light-emitting portion. An outer diameter of the light-emitting portion is larger than an outer diameter of the light-incident portion, and the outer diameter of the light-incident portion decreases along a direct away from the light-emitting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CHUN KUANG OPTICS CORP.
    Inventors: Hsin-Chieh Huang, Shun-Wen Teng, Shun Wang
  • Patent number: 10209817
    Abstract: One example modular electronic device of the present disclosure includes a frame and a plurality of electronic modules which are respectively removably received at a plurality of bays formed by the frame. The modular electronic device can enable a user to directly operate, interact with, remove, or otherwise manipulate the electronic modules without requiring the user to navigate through or otherwise interact with a graphical user interface. In particular, the modular electronic device can enable the user to operate, remove, or otherwise interact with the electronic modules by simply touching or pressing a particular electronic module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: James Cazzoli, Peter Cho
  • Patent number: 10174908
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is characterized by providing an optical transfer function between a predetermined illuminated surface pattern, such as a street light pattern, and a predetermined energy distribution pattern of a light source, such as that from an LED. A lens is formed having a shape defined by the optical transfer function. The optical transfer function is derived by generating an energy distribution pattern using the predetermined energy distribution pattern of the light source. Then the projection of the energy distribution pattern onto the illuminated surface is generated. The projection is then compared to the predetermined illuminated surface pattern to determine if it acceptably matches. The process continues reiteratively until an acceptable match is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Ronald G. Holder, Greg Rhoads
  • Patent number: 10088115
    Abstract: A lighting device may be provided that includes a plurality of single lighting modules that includes: a case including a bottom plate, a first side wall extending from one side end of the bottom plate and a second side wall extending from the other side end of the bottom plate; a light emitter disposed in the case and including a substrate and a plurality of light emitting devices disposed on the substrate; a reflective plate disposed in the case and disposed on the substrate of the light emitter; a diffuser plate disposed in the case, disposed on the light emitter and coupled between the first side wall and the second side wall; and a connecting member comprising a first connecting member extending from the first side wall of the case and a second connecting member extending from the second side wall of the case, and a bracket connecting adjacent two single lighting modules among the plurality of single lighting modules, wherein the bracket is disposed in a space formed between the two single lighting module
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Hoon Lee, Hyun Ha Shin, Im Je Woo
  • Patent number: 10077874
    Abstract: LED lamp 10 includes a housing, a mounting base, a light engine (LE) 16, light-transmissive cover 20 circumscribing the LE, and reflector 18. The LE comprises a plurality of top-emitting LED packages (TE-LED packages) mounted on planar upper surface 32 of PC board 26, each configured to emit light having an angular distribution centered around a principal light-emitting direction (PLED) normal to an emission face 45. A first set 36 of TE-LEDs is mounted with its PLED perpendicular to PCB 26 and a second set 38 of TE-LEDs is mounted to the PCB with its PLED orthogonal to that of the first set 36 of TE-LEDs and parallel to upper surface 32. Reflector 18 disposed below LE 16 reflects light towards cover 20. A polar light distribution of light emitted from LED lamp 10 is omnidirectional and is Energy Star compliant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: LEDVANCE LLC
    Inventors: Golshan Coleiny, Shiyong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10060589
    Abstract: A light device comprises an elongated light guide (2) and a LED source (1) seated in the light guide entry part (3) for emitting the light beam into the light guide (2). The entry part of the light guide comprises mutually intersecting parts of at least two ellipsoids (11, 21) arranged with their main axes (14, 24) next to each other. The LED light sources are fitted in the first focuses (15, 25) of the ellipsoids for emission of light beams and their reflection from the elliptic walls (13, 23) thereof to the second focuses (16, 26) thereof, laying inside the light guide in different distances from the first focuses. The distance between the first focus (15) and the second focus (16) of the first ellipsoid (11) preferably equals at least 1.5 times the distance between the first focus (25) and the second focus (26) of the second ellipsoid (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: VARROC LIGHTING SYSTEMS, S.R.O.
    Inventor: Jan Martoch
  • Patent number: 10030852
    Abstract: A luminaire that includes a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs), a light diffuser having a planar surface facing the LEDs, and a reflector that surrounds a cavity formed between the light diffuser and the LEDs. Also disclosed is a light distribution system having a first plurality of lenses configured to convert incident light into a light distribution pattern and a second plurality of lenses configured to convert incident light into a different light distribution pattern. Further disclosed is a method of distributing light that involves emitting light towards a light diffuser, scattering a first portion of the light with the light diffuser, reflecting a second portion of the light with the light diffuser, reflecting the second portion of the light with a first reflective surface back towards the light diffuser, and scattering the second portion of the light with the light diffuser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: KENALL MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Brandon Stolte, Yanwai Mui
  • Patent number: 10018330
    Abstract: This light flux control member comprises: two entry surfaces disposed on two sides of a virtual plane serving as a boundary and containing the optical axis of the light-emitting element; a first protruding strip disposed between the two entry surfaces and along the virtual plane, into which light that has exited the light-emitting element enters; two total reflection surfaces, each formed at a position facing the light-emitting element with one of the entry surfaces sandwiched therebetween; two light-guide portions disposed at opposite positions with the first protruding strip sandwiched therebetween; and an exit surface formed on the external surface of each of the light-guide portions. A second light flux control member is disposed so as to cover the first protruding strip and includes a diffuse transmission portion whereby light that has entered and exited the first protruding strip is transmitted while being diffused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: ENPLAS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kyouhei Yamada
  • Patent number: 10007123
    Abstract: A luminous module, especially for an automotive vehicle, comprising a body made of translucent or transparent material with: an entrance face for light rays produced by one or more light sources; an exit face for light rays in an exit beam; and a face for reflecting light rays coming from the entrance face, toward the exit face. The body comprises at least two distinct optical exit zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventor: Maxime Laminette
  • Patent number: 9997031
    Abstract: An indicator module in one example has a mounting portion to removably attach the module to another module or base. The indicator module also has a first set of electrodes disposed to be in contact with respective electrodes in the attached module or base. The indicator module further includes an indicator circuit, and a switch module configurable to selectively connect the indicator circuit to one of the electrodes in the indicator module. The indicator module can further include a second set of electrodes connected respectively to the first set of electrodes by conductors. The two sets of electrodes are located at respective ends of the module attach to another module at each end. In visual indicator modules, the conductors can be disposed in a more interior region of the module as compared to the visual indicator elements such as LEDs, which can be distributed near the periphery of the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: BANNER ENGINEERING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles Dolezalek, Darrell Raymond Pikkaraine, Maximilian John Aponte, Neal A. Schumacher
  • Patent number: 9915410
    Abstract: A variety of light-emitting devices are disclosed that are configured to output light provided by a light-emitting element (LEE). In general, embodiments of the light-emitting devices feature two or more light-emitting elements, a scattering element that is spaced apart from the light-emitting elements, an extractor element coupled to the scattering element, and a reflective element that is configured and arranged to reflect light emitted from the light-emitting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventors: Allan Brent York, Roland H. Haitz, Louis Lerman
  • Patent number: 9829167
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus for vehicles with a plurality of light sources and with a defined light distribution. The optical unit has an upstream optical unit with upstream optical elements allocated to the respective light sources, which are immediately adjacent to the light sources in the primary emission direction upstream of same. The majority of upstream optical elements have a segmented embodiment and is connected by joining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
    Inventors: Hans-Gerd Berthold, Marc Kaup, Franziska Kley, Dirk Kliebisch
  • Patent number: 9788371
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to semiconductor lighting technology, and more particularly, to a lamp holder with a LED driving power supply integrated therein. The lamp holder according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: a housing, including: a base made of insulation material; a side wall fixed with the base, at least a part of which is made of conductive material; an electrical contact member fixed at the bottom of the base; and a LED driving power supply, including: a baseplate being fixed in a space defined by the base and the side wall; a LED driving circuit arranged on the baseplate; a first input electrode and a second input electrode arranged on the baseplate and electrically connected to the side wall and the electrical contact member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: Yijun Zhao
  • Patent number: 9746155
    Abstract: A backlight assembly capable of reducing light loss is presented. The backlight assembly includes a plurality of substrate units and a plurality of reflective members on the substrate units arranged to form an adjacent area where two reflective members are closest to each other. The adjacent area is on one of the substrate units. A display device incorporating the backlight assembly is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong-Il Kim
  • Patent number: 9741699
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a light emitting device comprising a transparent substrate which light can pass through and at least one LED chip emitting light omni-directionally. Wherein the LED chip is disposed on one surface of the substrate and the light emitting angle of the LED chip is wider than 180°, and the light emitted by the LED chip will penetrate into the substrate and at least partially emerge from another surface of the substrate. According to the present invention, the light emitting device using LED chips can provide sufficient lighting intensity and uniform lighting performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: EPISTAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chi-Chih Pu, Chen-Hong Lee, Shih-Yu Yeh, Wei-Kang Cheng, Shyi-Ming Pan, Siang-Fu Hong, Chih-Shu Huang, Tzu-Hsiang Wang, Shih-Chieh Tang, Cheng-Kuang Yang
  • Patent number: 9716061
    Abstract: A flexible polymeric dielectric layer has first and second major surfaces. The first major surface has a conductive layer thereon. The dielectric layer has at least one via extending from the second major surface to the first major surface. The conductive layer includes electrically separated first and second portions configured to support and electrically connect a light emitting semi-conductor device to the conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Ravi Palaniswamy, Arokiaraj Jesudoss, Alejandro Aldrin Il Agcaoili Narag, Siang Sin Foo, Fong Liang Tan, Wei Meng Pee, Andrew J. Ouderkirk, Justine A. Mooney
  • Patent number: 9664438
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a switch module and a refrigerator having the same. The refrigerator includes with a dispenser installed on a door and a switch module to operate the dispenser. The switch module includes a push button having a front surface thereof disposed in a vertical direction and moving forwards and backwards by external force, and a link assembly allowing an upper portion and a lower portion of the push button to simultaneously move forwards and backwards while maintaining the front surface of the push button to be in a vertical direction during the forward and backward movement of the push button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sung Cheul Park
  • Patent number: 9551463
    Abstract: A retrofit LED lighting system with a combination of a directional downlight component and an indirect uplight component is provided. The system comprises light emitting diodes arranged so as to replicate the function of a legacy light source in a transparent or translucent fixture housing. The LED lamp includes upwards facing LEDs emitting light upwards, and a translucent stem covering the uplight LEDs to allow the light from the LEDs to pass through it. Advantageously, the LED lamp with uplight component and a transparent/translucent stem allows the light to be directed upwards and hence, avoids having a sharp cut-off of light appearing in the middle of the reflector fixture and also avoids a lack of uplight shone on the ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: LUNERA LIGHTING INC.
    Inventors: Don Barnetson, Daryl Cheim, John X. Zhang, Ardeshir Esmaeili
  • Patent number: 9541269
    Abstract: Disclosed is method of manufacturing a lighting arrangement (100) comprising a plurality of conductive wires (110) organized in a flexible grid comprising a plurality of grid nodes (115), each grid node comprising a first one of said conductive wires and a second one of said conductive wires, at least some of the grid nodes further comprising a solid state lighting element (120) conductively coupled to the first one of said conductive wires and the second one of said conductive wires, wherein each grid node comprises a mechanical support member (130, 134) including a polymer portion (130) embedding the first one of said conductive wires and the second one of said conductive wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Sébastien Paul René Libon, Johannes Wilhelmus Weekamp
  • Patent number: 9527437
    Abstract: A lighting assembly configured to be positioned within an internal cabin of a vehicle may include a housing defining an internal lighting chamber, a lens secured within the internal lighting chamber, wherein the lens includes a central longitudinal axis, and at least one light-emitting channel secured within the internal lighting chamber. The light-emitting channel(s) is offset in relation to the central longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: William Hanson Valentine, Jr., Brock Prince, Matthew Roman Treinen, Alexey Meerov
  • Patent number: 9472108
    Abstract: Methods and systems for updating an airfield lighting system with an LED light source are described herein. One method includes removing a light source from an existing light fixture of an airfield lighting system, wherein the removed light source is not a light emitting diode (LED) light source, and replacing the removed light source with an LED light source in the existing light fixture without modifying or replacing any other element of the existing light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Raghu Seelamonthula, Sunil Venugopalan, Raghavendra Muniraju, Fazludeen Ruknudeen
  • Patent number: 9453718
    Abstract: An illumination module for a coordinate measuring machine for measuring a workpiece by means of an optical sensor, wherein the illumination module comprises a main body having a sensor side and a workpiece side, wherein the illumination module comprises on the main body at least one illumination arrangement for illuminating the workpiece, and wherein the at least one illumination arrangement has an emission characteristic with a specific emission angle and a light intensity profile within the emission angle, wherein the light intensity profile of the at least one illumination arrangement within the emission angle is asymmetrical. The present invention furthermore relates to a coordinate measuring machine comprising such an illumination module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: CARL ZEISS INDUSTRIELLE MESSTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Engel
  • Patent number: 9435526
    Abstract: LED lighting apparatus including (a) a circuit board which has a plurality of light sources spaced thereon, (b) a heat sink to which the circuit board is thermally coupled, and (c) a securement structure which includes a rigid peripheral structure applying force along a peripheral area of the circuit board toward the heat sink to increase the thermal coupling therebetween to facilitate heat transfer from the light sources during operation. The lighting apparatus may also include an optical member with a plurality of lens portions over corresponding light sources and a peripheral region, the securement structure engaging the peripheral region which sandwiches a gasket against the heat sink. The apparatus may use manipulation involving surface convexity, such as bowing, thereby allowing the securement structure to further facilitate surface-to-surface thermal coupling between the circuit board and the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: David P. Goelz, Craig Raleigh, Don Miletich, Kurt S. Wilcox
  • Patent number: 9425370
    Abstract: A method for producing a striplight is disclosed. Said method utilizing at least the following steps: (a) providing a strip-shaped carrier, which is populated on at least one side with a plurality of semiconductor light sources; (b) arranging at least one electrical line on the carrier; and (c) casting the at least one electrical line on the carrier. A striplight which has: a strip-shaped carrier, populated on at least one side with a plurality of semiconductor light sources; at least one electrical line, which is arranged on the carrier; and joint casting of the carrier and the at least one electrical line, is likewise disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Preuschl
  • Patent number: 9335014
    Abstract: Various components for artificial candles and other lighting devices are described that can be used to create a realistic flame effect in the devices. The devices include a flame element that extends upwardly from a housing. A light source can be disposed with respect to the flame element such that the flame element is illuminated. A variety of drive mechanisms could be disposed within the body of the device that can cause movement of the flame element with respect to the housing. The flame element can be coupled to a housing or mounting bracket of the device using various components to suspend the flame element within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Luminara Worldwide, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Patton, James LaBelle, Jeffrey Thompson
  • Patent number: 9318672
    Abstract: A lighting assembly and a lamp for a motor vehicle are described. A leadframe 14 out of a metal sheet material comprises a first part 14c and a second part 14b not directly electrically connected. An LED element 16 is fixed to the leadframe 14. A first contact part 24a is connected to the first leadframe part 14c and a second contact part 24b is connected to the second leadframe part 14b. The LED element 16 is disposed to emit light when operated. In order to achieve a desired directed emission of light in a simple way, the leadframe 14 comprises a light direction section 20a,20b including a reflective surface 30a,30b arrange to reflect the light emitted from the LED element 16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Ralph Hubert Peters, Nils Benter
  • Patent number: 9303835
    Abstract: A flashing lighting module includes: a base, a light guide unit, and a control circuit. The light guide unit includes at least two light-transmitting plates, each of which has an end forming a fixing section. The fixing sections are respectively received in corresponding mounting holes formed in the base and each includes a light incident surface at the side thereof opposite to the light-transmitting plate. The control circuit includes two light-emitting elements respectively corresponding to the light-transmitting plates and is connectable to a power supply for driving the two light-emitting elements to get lightening and darkening in sequence. As such, when a power supply is conducted on, each of the light-emitting elements gives off light transmitting to the interiors of the light-transmitting plates to make each of the light-transmitting plates show an effect of flashing in response to the lightening and darkening of the corresponding one of the light-emitting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventor: Hua-Cheng Pan
  • Patent number: 9267673
    Abstract: Provided is a light emitting diode (LED) streetlamp device. The LED streetlamp device includes a body frame comprising a first flat part and a first inclined part formed being extended from a rim portion of the first flat part with a certain incline angle ?1, a light emitting part installed on the first flat part and the first inclined part, comprising a plurality of LED lamps, and a transmission plate comprising a second flat part located being separated from the first flat part with a certain distance and a second inclined part extended from a rim portion of the second flat part with a certain incline angle ?2 separated from the first inclined part with a certain distance and covering the body frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: LEOTECH
    Inventor: Seung Wook Park
  • Patent number: 9261249
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a multi-lamp decorating curtain light with a split string having illuminating elements each of which is assembled by two or more decorating lamps into one illuminating element by means of wire winding when connecting the wire of the split string with the decorating lamps. Thereby each illuminating element on each split string is in a cluster format constituted by the multiply decorating lamps in order to achieve the better decorating effectiveness by the enhanced flashing mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventor: Hung-Huei Cheng
  • Patent number: 9234639
    Abstract: An improved compact searchlight utilizing the merging of multiple single beams to a concentrated light. This provides or light beam that is nearly constant illumination intensity across the beam of light. This reduces or eliminates bight and dim areas that are created from previous light systems that use desecrate lighting elements. The lighting elements includes an a power supply a light source and a lens projection system, wherein the lens projection system including a collecting lens, a negative lens, and a collimating lens such that the illuminance of an area illuminated by a beam and searchlight is projected by the improved light is homogeneous throughout the whole of the illuminated area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventor: Matvey B Shpizel
  • Patent number: 9217556
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a light emitting device includes: disposing a group of electrically conductive members on a support substrate, the group of the electrically conductive members forming a plurality of mounting portions arranged in two or more columns and two or more rows with the mounting portions respectively corresponding to a plurality of light emitting elements; placing the light emitting elements on the group of the electrically conductive members with a bonding member being disposed between the light emitting elements and the electrically conductive members, each of the light emitting elements being shifted from a corresponding one of the mounting portions; and melting the bonding member to mount the light emitting elements respectively on the mounting portions by self-alignment effect generated by the melting of the bonding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryo Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9217551
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an illumination device comprising a plurality of light sources emitting light, an optical gate; a light collector arranged between the light sources and optical gate and an optical projecting system adapted to image the optical gate at a distance along the optical axis. The light collector is adapted to collect light from a plurality of light sources and where the light collector comprises a plurality of lenslets collecting light from the light sources and convert the light into a plurality of light beams propagating along an optical axis. The lenslets are arranged in a dense pattern including adjacent lenslets, where the lenslets of at least some of the pairs of the adjacent lenslets have different optical power and wherein the exit surfaces of the pairs of the adjacent lenslets having different optical power meet along a boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Martin Professional ApS
    Inventor: Dennis Joergensen