With Reflector Patents (Class 362/245)
  • Patent number: 11098870
    Abstract: A lighting module for illumination and/or signalling in a motor vehicle includes a base supporting, on a first face, at least one light source that emits light rays, most of which extend along an optical axis perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the first face, and a primary optical device including a receiving portion opposite at least one portion of the light source and an output face opposite the receiving portion. The lighting module has at least one arm projecting from the first face of the base and holding the primary optical device at a retaining zone positioned between the receiving portion and the output face of the primary optical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Pascal Garin, Stephane Andre, Remi Letoumelin
  • Patent number: 11069846
    Abstract: A light-emitting device is provided. The light-emitting device comprises: a first body unit including a base part and at least three conductive patterns positioned on the base part while including a plurality of element loading areas; and a plurality of light-emitting elements positioned on the plurality of element loading areas of the first body unit, wherein at least one conductive pattern among the conductive patterns is electrically connected to at least two light-emitting elements, the at least two light-emitting elements are connected to each other in series, at least two conductive patterns among the conductive patterns include pad electrode areas, an area of the plurality of conductive patterns is 80% or more of an upper surface area of the base part, and a separation distance among the plurality of conductive patterns is 200 ?m to 2,400 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SEOUL VIOSYS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Yong Park, Jae Hyun Park, Yeo Jin Yoon, In Kyu Park
  • Patent number: 11042097
    Abstract: An optical lithography system is provided, comprising: a polygonal structure having a central region and a central axis; an UV light source detachably disposed in the central region or at an end of the polygonal structure; a light parallelizer positioned in the polygonal structure for creating substantially parallel light rays from the UV light source exiting the polygonal structure before reaching a lithography target adjacent to an exit of the polygonal structure, which includes at least three mirrors arranged such that the first mirror receives incident light from the UV light source and reflects thereof from the first mirror towards the second mirror, the second mirror receiving the reflected light as a second incident light and reflecting thereof from the second mirror towards the third mirror to create a spiral light path from the UV light source to the lithography target with substantially parallel light incident on the lithography target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Soulnano Limited
    Inventors: Cho Hang Wong, Hung Hsin Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11036056
    Abstract: A composite-optical-system unit (40) includes a plurality of polarization beam splitters (400A, 400B, and 400C), a pair of spacer plates (420 or the like), and an optical element (411). Each of the pair of spacer plates (420) is arranged between the first polarization beam splitter (400A) and the second polarization beam splitter (400C) of the plurality of polarization beam splitters such that a first contact surface is fixed on an emission-side surface (403) of the first polarization beam splitter (400A) by surface contact, and a second contact surface is fixed on an incident-side surface (405a) of the second polarization beam splitter (400C) by surface contact. The optical element (411) is arranged between the pair of spacer plates (420).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Aikoh
  • Patent number: 11022264
    Abstract: A headlight optical system and a lamp using the same are provided. The headlight optical system is implemented with the refractive optical system of a single lens. The headlight optical system includes a first incident surface, a second incident surface, and an exit surface. The first incident surface is a horizontal plane. The second incident surface surrounds the first incident surface. The inner edge of the second incident surface is connected with the outer edge of the first incident surface. The second incident surface has an inclined angle with respect to the first incident surface. After the light emitted from the polycrystalline light source is incident on the first incident surface or the second incident surface, the refractive optical system refracts and emits the light from the exit surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Automotive Research & Testing Center
    Inventors: Chun-Yao Shih, Yi-Cheng Chen
  • Patent number: 11016341
    Abstract: A directional illumination apparatus comprises a waveguide with a reflective surface comprising reflective pairs of light input facets, reflective light extraction facets and an output transmissive surface. An array of micro-LEDs is arranged to illuminate the reflective surface in a rearwards direction. The pairs of light input facets direct light within the waveguide and reflective light extraction facets cooperate to provide a uniform output illumination across the output aperture of the waveguide with collimated light. A thin and efficient illumination apparatus may be used for high dynamic range display backlighting, privacy display or environmental illumination applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: RealD Spark, LLC
    Inventors: Michael G. Robinson, Graham J. Woodgate
  • Patent number: 11002979
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of display technology, and provides a backlight module, a manufacturing method thereof, and a display device. The backlight module includes a base substrate, a collimation layer, and a plurality of light emitting elements. The collimation layer is disposed on one side of the base substrate, and a plurality of through holes distributed in an array are disposed on the collimation layer, and a side wall of each of the through holes can reflect light. The plurality of light emitting elements are disposed on the base substrate and located within the through holes. The backlight module provided by the present disclosure can improve the light efficiency of the backlight module in the premise of ensuring the collimation degree, at the same time, the backlight module has a simple structure and is easy to be processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Pengxia Liang
  • Patent number: 10948773
    Abstract: A backlight module comprising a plurality of light sources and a light guide plate. The plurality of light sources comprises a plurality of first light sources and a plurality of second light sources. The light guide plate comprises a plurality of concave lens structures and a plurality of convex lens structures on a side of the light guide plate distant from the plurality of light sources. The plurality of concave lens structures and the plurality of convex lens structures correspond to the plurality of first light sources and the plurality of second light sources, respectively. A method for controlling a backlight module and a display device including the backlight module is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Jun Xu
  • Patent number: 10948173
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a luminaire including a housing component and at least one LED carrier circuit board. The housing component has at least one section which projects from a base of the housing component and which is formed with a plurality of surfaces oriented differently relative to the base. The LED carrier circuit board carries at least one LED device as light source for providing light to be emitted by the luminaire. The LED carrier circuit board is arranged by a rear side thereof at least in sections on one of the plurality of surfaces of the section projecting from the base in such a way that the LED device overlies the surface at least partially. The housing component, in the region of the base thereof, has at least one region which is formed as a heatsink for dissipating heat generated by the LED device during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: H4X e.U.
    Inventor: Andreas Hierzer
  • Patent number: 10937992
    Abstract: A light emitting device, a manufacturing method thereof and a display device are disclosed. The light emitting device includes a light-emitting unit, a structured light guide layer, a light guide unit and a patterned reflective layer. The light-emitting unit has a circuit substrate and multiple light emitting elements, and the light emitting elements are separately disposed on a surface of the circuit substrate. The structured light guide layer is disposed opposite the light-emitting unit, and has multiple accommodating slots and multiple light guide structures disposed between the two accommodating slots. Each accommodating slot is disposed in correspondence with each light emitting element, and the light guide structures are disposed on the bottom surface of the structured light guide layer. The light guide unit is disposed on the top surface of the structured light guide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Chin-Tang Li
  • Patent number: 10838138
    Abstract: A variety of luminaire modules are disclosed that are configured to output light provided by multiple light-emitting elements (LEEs). In general, embodiments of the luminaire modules feature at least two LEEs disposed on at least one substrate, at least two light guides that receive light from corresponding LEEs of the at least two LEEs, and at least one optical extractor that receives light from corresponding light guides from the at least two light guides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventor: Allan Brent York
  • Patent number: 10781979
    Abstract: An LED lamp bulb, comprising: an LED lamp substrate (5) having at least one LED light source (51) mounted thereon; and an electrical isolation assembly (6a) disposed on the LED lamp substrate (5), wherein, the electrical isolation assembly (6a) electrically isolates the LED lamp substrate's charged part from outside of the LED lamp substrate (5). The LED lamp bulb can protect user from contacting the charged part inside the lamp housing (7) when the LED lamp bulb is broken and thereby avoid electric shock accidents. In addition, the directions of the light emitted by the LED light sources (51) can be changed to achieve different kinds of lighting effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Jiaxing Super Lighting Electric Appliance Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tao Jiang, Liqin Li, Zhixiang Zeng, Qifeng Ye, Shuanglang Li, Zhaosong Lin, Dingkai Wang, Weijun Zhu
  • Patent number: 10731823
    Abstract: A composite lens arrangement for use with a light emitting source directed along an optical axis includes a collimator lens, a beam former lens, a first optical structure, and a member. The collimator lens includes a light collection surface axially opposed to the light emitting source, and an opposite facing light emitting surface. The beam former lens is spaced axially from the light emitting surface, and includes a light collection face axially opposed to the light emitting surface and an opposite light emitting face. The first optical structure is integral to one of the light emitting surface and the light collection face. The member is radially spaced from the optical axis, and extends between, and is attached to, the light emitting surface and the light collection face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Dylan Schickel, Chung-Yuan Wu, Colby Childress
  • Patent number: 10718488
    Abstract: The invention relates to a projector (1) for light signalling, comprising—a conical mirror (16) having a truncated-cone shape (6), a plurality of laser diodes (5) emitting a light intensity towards the conical mirror (16), the inclination of the laser diodes (5) with respect to the conical surface (9) is such that the light projector (1) reflects the light intensity of the plurality of diodes (5) perpendicular to the axis (Z) of the cone, such that the conical mirror (16) reflects all of the light intensity of the plurality of laser diodes (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: OBSTA
    Inventor: Laurent Mayollet
  • Patent number: 10618461
    Abstract: A lighted accessory for a motor vehicle includes a machined aluminum body. The body includes a front wall that has a plurality of openings through it and a cavity behind it. A plurality of lenses are potted in place within the openings. LED lights are installed on the aluminum body in alignment with the lenses. Additional potting compound is applied to cover the LEDs and substantially fill the cavity. A faulty LED board may be replaced by removing a portion of the potting compound and the faulty LED board, replacing the faulty LED board with an operable one, and refilling the removed portion of the potting compound with additional potting compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Putco, Inc.
    Inventors: James P. Elwell, Trent Quick
  • Patent number: 10612769
    Abstract: An illumination device for projecting light laterally from an appliance along a surface on which the appliance is mounted. The illumination device includes a slab of light transmissive material having internal reflectance characteristics, a lighting element within the slab, and power conductors connected to the lighting element and projecting from the slab. The power conductors may be series connected to an energizable circuit of the appliance and mounted on an environmental surface formerly bearing the appliance. When so connected, the slab will illuminate when the appliance circuit is energized, and will project light along the environmental surface, thereby supplementing light emitted by the appliance, or accentuating the appliance by supplemental light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph A. Agreste, Jr., Joseph A. Agreste, III
  • Patent number: 10596952
    Abstract: An intelligent illuminating system for a vehicle lamp comprises a lens, a circuit board, a plurality of LED light sources on the circuit board distributed in an array, and a hollow reflector disposed between the LED light sources and the lens. The hollow reflector has reflection cavities disposed in one-to-one correspondence with the LED light sources. The reflection cavity has an incident opening, an emergent opening, and a reflection surface extending between the incident opening and the emergent opening. The LED light source is disposed at the incident opening. The emergent opening is located on a focal plane of the lens or has a defocusing amount from the focal plane of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Meng Yan, Juejing Yang, Yunzhou Li
  • Patent number: 10527234
    Abstract: A lighting system includes a chip scale package light emitting diode mounted to a substrate and covered by an optic. The chip scale package light emitting diode has six faces with the top face and the four side faces operative to emit light and the bottom face oriented toward the substrate. The optic includes a lower face with a cavity in which the chip scale package light emitting diode is at least partially disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventor: Scott David Wegner
  • Patent number: 10502385
    Abstract: A dynamic segmented-reflector for a vehicle headlamp that includes a light source and a substrate formed as a reflector sidewall. The reflector sidewall includes reflector facets that are grown on the reflector sidewall. The reflector facets include at least one mirrored surface that faces the light source, and the reflector facets are configured to adjust position to form different light patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Grote Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Hossein Alisafaee, Aditya Peri, Cesar Perez-Bolivar
  • Patent number: 10408402
    Abstract: Single multi-die LED light homogenizer source for an automated multiparmeter luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Robe Lighting s.r.o.
    Inventors: Pavel Jurik, Josef Valchar
  • Patent number: 10364965
    Abstract: In an example, a fastener for coupling a light-emitting device to a composite panel assembly is described. The fastener includes a fastener head including an anchor portion and a retainer portion. The fastener also includes a plug extending from the anchor portion of the fastener head. The plug includes an axial retention structure configured to axially retain the plug in a bore of a composite panel assembly. The retainer portion extends as a cantilever structure from the anchor portion. The retainer portion is configured to press a light-emitting device toward a light-transmission channel of the composite panel assembly when the plug is axially inserted in the bore of the composite panel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mark E. Wentland, Zachary A. Connaughton, Kenneth M. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10266103
    Abstract: A light guide unit configured to guide light incident from a light source which emits the light. The light guide unit includes: a light receiving portion configured to refract incident light from the light source; a guide portion which extends from the light receiving portion and guides incident light through the light receiving portion; and a light emitting portion formed in an opposite direction of the light receiving portion with respect to the guide portion, wherein the light guided by the guide portion is emitted toward the aspheric lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyun Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 10208922
    Abstract: A lighting device (1) comprising a plurality of light sources (2) each light source of the plurality of light sources being arranged to, in operation, emit light, and first secondary optics (3) and second secondary optics, the first secondary optics being arranged such that the light emitted by the light sources is injected directly into the first secondary optics, the first secondary optics causing light to be emitted in a direction towards the second secondary optics, the secondary optics being a reflective light collimating element (4) having a circumferential surface (43) arranged such as to extend around the plurality of light sources and the first secondary optics, the first secondary optics and the second secondary optics causing the light being emitted by each light source of the plurality of light sources to be mutually substantially overlapping before extraction from the lighting device and the first secondary optics (3) comprising one or more reflecting surface segments (5) for reflecting light bac
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Hendrikus Hubertus Petrus Gommans
  • Patent number: 10209431
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus including a light-emitting unit and an apparatus-holding section. The light-emitting unit includes a light guide plate with a center portion being opened, a light source that inputs light from a side of an inner wall of the light guide plate, and a reflective film formed on a side of an upper surface of the light guide plate to reflect light propagated in the light guide plate. The light-emitting unit outputs light from a light output surface in opposite to the upper surface of the light guide plate. The apparatus-holding section detachably holds an electronic apparatus, is capable of removing the electronic apparatus from a side of an output direction of light from the light output surface, and includes a center of a surface parallel to the light output surface, which is positioned inside a light output area of the light output surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Yokosawa
  • Patent number: 10088625
    Abstract: A backlight unit includes a printed circuit board; a light source on the printed circuit board; a light guide plate that receives light emitted from the light source on one surface and directs light outwards through another surface; and a light blocking unit between the light source and the light guide plate. The light blocking unit may be spaced apart from the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: Junghoon Shin, Youngchun Kim, Byoungdae Ye, Changyong Park
  • Patent number: 10060579
    Abstract: A light emitting module includes a light emitting diode chip and a lens. The lens includes a lower surface having a concave portion. The lens also includes an upper surface from which light incident on the concave portion is emitted. The upper surface of the lens includes a concave surface positioned in a central axis thereof. The concave portion of the lower surface includes at least one of a surface perpendicular to the central axis and a downwardly convex surface. At least one of the surface perpendicular to the central axis and the downwardly convex surface is positioned in a region narrower than an entrance region of the concave portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eun Ju Kim, Bang Hyun Kim, Young Eun Yang
  • Patent number: 10030848
    Abstract: The invention discloses a parabolic LED lamp, comprises a lamp body, a lamp base, an arc lens, a parabolic reflective cup, an LED light source, and a drive; wherein the parabolic reflective cup is embedded and installed in the lamp body; the LED light source is installed in the bottom of the parabolic reflective cup and toward to the arc lens; the drive internally configured in the lamp body connects the lamp base and the LED light source; the inner wall of the arc lens is formed with a plurality of first lens areas and second lens areas spaced apart, the first lens areas uniformly distributed with a plurality of small hexagonal lenses with a same specifications, the second lens areas uniformly distributed with a plurality of small rhombic lenses with a same specifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventors: Maojun Cao, Hui Chen, Hu Fang
  • Patent number: 10024508
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp 10 includes a first parabolic high-beam condensing reflector 16b, a second parabolic high-beam condensing reflector 17c and a parabolic high-beam diffusing reflector 16a. The first and second parabolic high-beam condensing reflectors 16b, 16c forms a high-beam condensed light distribution pattern by reflecting light emitted from light sources 18b, 18c. The high-beam diffusing reflector 16a forms a high-beam diffused light distribution pattern by reflecting light emitted from a light source 18a. A part 21 of a reflection surface of the high-beam diffusing reflector 16a is located in front of front end portions of the first and second parabolic condensing reflectors 16b, 16c.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: Ippei Yamamoto, Masahito Naganawa
  • Patent number: 9971195
    Abstract: An optical lens and a display device including the same are provided. An optical lens includes a first surface having a circular cross-sectional shape, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a third surface configured to connect the first surface and the second surface. The third surface includes a straight surface extending from a boundary of the first surface and a first curved surface extending from the straight surface to the second surface. The straight surface and the first curved surface extending in a path between the first surface and the second surface. The second surface includes a concave recess recessing in a direction of the first surface and the concave recess includes a second curved surface. Light that has passed through the second concave surface changes a path as the light passes through the first curved surface such that light path can be effectively controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventors: Jongho Han, Uihyung Lee, Juyoung Joung, Wondo Kee
  • Patent number: 9966510
    Abstract: The invention relates to a signaling system comprising at least one light-emitting device (1) for showing a signal or warning to a viewer (99), wherein, in operational use, the light-emitting device (1) is configured for emitting radiation with a light distribution forming a solid angle in space, wherein a center line of the solid angle is defined as an optical axis (Z) of the light-emitting device (1). The light-emitting device (1) comprises a transparent housing (3), a reflector (5) and a light-emitting part (7) arranged within the housing (3), wherein the reflector (5) and the light-emitting part (7) are configured for generating the radiation with said light distribution. The signaling system further comprises blocking means (10) are arranged substantially at one side of the light-emitting device (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Marcel Peter Gerard Maes
  • Patent number: 9958590
    Abstract: Provided are: a light source device which can reduce the amount of light that escapes from a light-entering surface of a light guide plate in an edge light-type light source device, and which can maintain high display quality; and a display device employing the light source device. The light source device comprises a light guide plate having a rectangular shape, and a substrate having a strip shape on which light emitting diodes are mounted on a surface that faces a side surface of the light guide plate. A plurality of peripheral walls are provided on the substrate so as to enclose at least one of the light emitting diodes. Each of the plurality of peripheral walls has a light reflective inner surface and has a height equal to or greater than the facing distance between the light guide plate and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Sakai Display Products Corporation
    Inventor: Daisuke Teragawa
  • Patent number: 9958133
    Abstract: An optical lens includes: a first lens surface which defines a space for housing a light emitting diode (LED) light source; a second lens surface formed in a convex shape; and a third lens surface formed continuously from a rear edge portion of the second lens surface, which is on a side opposite an illumination target side. The first lens surface includes a first light-entering surface through which a portion of light from the LED light source enters, and a second light-entering surface through which another portion of the light enters. The third lens surface totally reflects, to a substrate, at least a portion of the light. An angle between the third lens surface and a principal surface of the substrate on a virtual plane which includes an optical axis is smaller than an angle between the second light-entering surface and the principal surface on the virtual plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventors: Jun Hirai, Tadashi Murakami
  • Patent number: 9857045
    Abstract: A rear combination lamp is configured to include a door-side lamp portion, which has a first LED, a first housing, and a first lens, and a fender-side lamp portion, which has a second LED, a second housing, and a second lens. The door-side lamp portion and the fender-side lamp portion are disposed adjacent to one another in the vehicle width direction. Moreover, a second lamp-side reflector that reflects toward the second lens the light emitted from the second LED is disposed between the second housing and the second lens. Part of the second lamp-side reflector is configured as an interstitial reflecting portion that reflects the light emitted from the second LED between the first lens and the second lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventors: Yuji Noritake, Ken Nishioka
  • Patent number: 9752751
    Abstract: An optical lens includes a first lens body having a first light exiting surface, a second light exiting surface, a first light incident surface, a second light incident surface, a third light incident surface, and a bottom surface connected to the light incident surfaces; a second lens body having an outer circumference surface, a first inner circumference surface, and an uneven second inner circumference surface; and a mounting body surrounding and connected to the first and second lens bodies, and extending outward with respect to the first and second lens bodies. The first, second and third light incident surfaces are sequentially connected to form on the bottom surface a groove for receiving a light emitting unit. The optical lens has a horizontal beam angle equal to 171.6 degrees ±10% and a vertical beam angle equal to 160 degrees ±10%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventor: Chung-Han Yu
  • Patent number: 9695992
    Abstract: A lamp is provided having at least one module that includes a plurality of LEDs distributed over a module surface. The plurality of LEDs are arranged in a row of a plurality of rows in a longitudinal direction of the at least one module. Each of the plurality of rows are arranged next to each other in a transverse direction of the at least one module that is perpendicular to the longitudinal direction. The lamp includes an optical system for bundling the light emitted by the plurality of LEDs. The optical system includes at least one cylinder lens that extends in the longitudinal direction. The light of at least some of the plurality of LEDs from a first row of the plurality of rows is bundled into a line on a target surface by the at least one cylinder lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Heraeus Noblelight GmbH
    Inventors: Susanne Schadt, Michael Peil, Harald Maiweg
  • Patent number: 9689554
    Abstract: A lens for distributing light from a light emitter in a desired asymmetric illumination profile includes a lens body having an input side and an output side. The input side receives light from an emitter, and the output side includes primary refractive surface, total internal reflection surfaces, and a secondary refractive surface associated with the total internal refection surfaces. A primary emission axis associated with the emitter is defined through the lens body, and a transverse reference plane is positioned parallel to the primary emission axis. A desired illumination region is located on a first side of the reference plane, and a desired dark region is located on a second side of the reference plane. The primary refractive surface, the total internal reflection surfaces and the secondary refractive surface direct a substantial portion of the light from the emitter to the desired illumination region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Householder, Megan Tidd
  • Patent number: 9680076
    Abstract: An LED chip (3) is disposed in a recessed portion (21p) formed by bending a metal lead frame (2). A reflector (4) has a resin reflection surface (4a) and the recessed portion (21p) has a metal reflection surface (21a). When the inclination angle of at least one metal reflection surface (21a) is ?s2(°), the resin reflection surface (4a) has a sloped resin surface with an inclination angle of ?s1(°) that is smaller than ?s2(°). With ?c(°) defined as the critical angle of light emitted from an LED chip (3) and incident on the interface between a light-transmissive resin (5) and an air layer, the sloped resin surface and metal reflection surface having a relationship of ?s1<?s2, satisfies both a conditional expression (1): 45°??c/2<?s1<?c and a conditional expression (2): 35°??s2?55°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Shin Itoh
  • Patent number: 9574734
    Abstract: A lightguide module having a linear collimator produced from optically transparent material, a toroidal lens produced from optically transparent material, and a light source, wherein the toroidal lens is disposed between the linear collimator and the light source, at the exit of the linear collimator are found scattering elements, and wherein a light-emitting part of the light source is directed toward an entry surface of the toroidal lens and an exit surface of the toroidal lens is directed toward entry surfaces of the linear collimator. The light source may be a light-emitting diode and the toroidal lens may be a Fresnel type lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventors: Pavel Sousek, Jan Martoch, Wilfred Dejmek
  • Patent number: 9530760
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes: a base member; and a plurality of light emitting elements mounted on the base member. The plurality of light emitting elements includes: at least one first light emitting element having a side surface uncovered by a light reflective member; and at least one second light emitting element having a side surface covered by the light reflective member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: Yusuke Kawano
  • Patent number: 9523490
    Abstract: The luminaire includes a light emitting diode (LED) module that includes a heat sink with an outer wall defining a top cavity and a bottom cavity and a mounting flange generally positioned along the bottom of the outer wall. A LED light source is positioned within the bottom cavity and in thermal communication with the heat sink. The bottom surface of the mounting flange includes one or more alignment features or keys extending out from the bottom surface. A trim having a corresponding alignment aperture is matingly engaged by positioning all or a portion of the alignment feature into the alignment aperture to ensure proper orientation of the trim with the LED module and to provide sufficient surface area for good thermal transfer between the heat sink and the trim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Jyoti Gururaj Kathawate, Evans Edward Thompson, III, Russell Bryant Green, Kevin Roy Harpenau
  • Patent number: 9500351
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a lighting unit is provided. The lighting unit may include a hollow body made of a plastics material as a substrate, which hollow body has an outer surface and an opposite inner surface, wherein the latter at least partially delimits a hollow body internal volume, a plurality of light emitting diodes, which are arranged on the outer surface of the hollow body, and a conductor track structure, which is electrically conductively connected to the light emitting diodes. The conductor track structure is arranged on the inner surface of the hollow body, and the electrically conductive connection to the light emitting diodes is produced by through-contacts, which are passed through the plastics material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Gertrud Kraeuter, Bernd Barchmann, Andreas Dobner, Florian Boesl
  • Patent number: 9494823
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for effectively controlling light propagation are presented. The apparatus includes a muntin having reflective walls arranged to form a plurality of openings, and a cavity sheet disposed on the muntin. The muntin is configured to assemble with an array of light sources. The cavity sheet has a plurality of pinholes and is configured to assemble with the muntin such that the reflective walls align with areas between the pinholes. The light sources, the muntin, and the cavity sheet form light mixing cavities and light sources within each light mixing cavities may be individually controlled. The light mixing cavities allow generation of localized and uniform light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Candice Hellen Brown Elliott
  • Patent number: 9479623
    Abstract: A mobile terminal housing includes a rear plate made of transparent material and a front plate coupled with the rear plate. The mobile terminal housing further includes a plastic member fitting closely to the rear plate and positioned between the rear plate and the front plate and a mirror coating. The rear plate includes an outer surface and an inner surface opposite to each other. The plastic member forms a light transmission hole. The mirror coating is positioned on the outer surface of the rear plate and overlaps the light transmission hole, and a size of the mirror coating is larger than that of the light transmission hole. The mobile terminal housing is able to give visual indications of activity even when resting on its face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventor: Shao-Han Chang
  • Patent number: 9366407
    Abstract: In the present invention, an inner lens of a turn signal lamp is provided with: a lens cut part that inhibits the transmission of light travelling, when seen in a front view, linearly from a substrate toward an outer lens; a projection part that projects toward an LED; and an eave part that extends from the base end side of the projection part inwardly in the vehicle width direction. A harness that is electrically connected with the LED is connected to the substrate through a partial space that is surrounded by the substrate, the projection part, and the eave part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Takenaka, Daisuke Kuriki, Hajime Soda, Takashi Tetsuka
  • Patent number: 9366416
    Abstract: Various embodiments may relate to a lens for a lighting assembly. The lens includes a bottom surface, a top surface and a side surface joining the bottom surface and the top surface. The bottom surface includes an incident surface, and the top surface includes an emergent surface, wherein the side surface includes a first side surface part and a second side surface part arranged in sequence in a direction from the top surface to the bottom surface, and the first side surface part and the second side surface part are defined by different curved surfaces and both are configured as reflection surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Buchhauser, Qihui Zhang, HongWei Zhang, Jing Lin
  • Patent number: 9360745
    Abstract: A light source assembly includes a plurality of first light sources disposed on a first plane to emit light, a plurality of second light sources disposed on a second plane, the second plane spaced apart from the first plane with a preset interval, wherein each second light source emits light between the adjacent first light sources, and a lens configured to concentrate light emitted from the plurality of first and second light sources. A projector having the light source assembly is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kihyuk Song, Kiso Bok, Honglyeol Oh, Dohyun Koo
  • Patent number: 9341887
    Abstract: Displays comprise light control layers (16) in an optical path between a light source (12), such as an array of light emitting diodes and a spatial light modulator (14) such as a liquid crystal display panel. The light control layer comprises an enhanced specular reflector (ESR, 16a) film in optical contact to at least one layer of a transparent or translucent material (16B, 16C). The light control layer transmits light from the light source more readily than the ESR film standing on its own. In some embodiments the display may provide enhanced contrast and peak luminance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Lorne A. Whitehead, Henry H. Ip, Vincent Kwong
  • Patent number: 9297517
    Abstract: A light source is combined with an optic and a reflector. Light incident onto to the reflector is reflected with a single reflection. The reflector occupies a portion of a solid angle around the light source to the exclusion of the optic at least with respect to any optical function. The reflector directly receives a second portion of light. The optic occupies substantially all of the remaining portion of the predetermined solid angle to directly receive a first portion of light from the light source. A reflected beam from the reflector is reflected into a predetermined reflection pattern. The inner and/or outer surface of the optic is shaped to refract or direct light which is directly transmitted into the optic from the light source from a first portion of light and/or reflected into the optic from the reflector from the reflected beam into a predetermined beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Ronald G. Holder, Greg Rhoads
  • Patent number: 9267661
    Abstract: LED illumination systems and techniques for apportioning optical projection paths in an LED lamp are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Soraa, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Krames, Frank Shum
  • Patent number: 9151467
    Abstract: A lighting device (1) for providing a homogeneous luminous intensity distribution in relation to an optical axis of the lighting device (1), the lighting device (1) comprising: at least one light source (7); a housing (3) arranged to enclose the at least one light source (7), the housing (3) comprising an at least partly transparent housing portion being arranged in parallel to the optical axis of the lighting device (1); and a reflector (4) arranged inside the housing (3), the housing (3) and the reflector (4) together defining a single light mixing chamber (6), wherein the reflector (4) is arranged to reflect light from the at least one light source (7) away from the optical axis of the lighting device (1) towards the at least partly transparent housing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventors: Johannes Petrus Maria Ansems, Vincent Stefan David Gielen, Marcus Joannes Van Den Bosch