With Reflector Patents (Class 362/245)
  • 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
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    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
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    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
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    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
    Assignee: NINGBO YAMAO OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    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
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    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
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    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: 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
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Hirai, Tadashi Murakami
  • 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: 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
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    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
    Assignee: GRANDLITE INTERNATIONAL CORP
    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
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    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
    Assignee: VARROC LIGHTING SYSTEMS S.R.O.
    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
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    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
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    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
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Petrus Maria Ansems, Vincent Stefan David Gielen, Marcus Joannes Van Den Bosch
  • Patent number: 9127819
    Abstract: A light-directing apparatus for predominantly forward distribution of light from a light emitter having an emitter axis. The light-directing apparatus includes a forward-reflective surface entirely within a lens member positioned over the light emitter. The lens member has an outer surface and an inner cavity including an emitter-light-receiving void and a light-reflecting void which is contiguous with the emitter-light-receiving void and is different in configuration than the emitter-light-receiving void. The forward-reflective surface is in the light-reflecting void in position in the path of light emitted rearwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt S. Wilcox
  • Publication number: 20150117004
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to an omnidirectional light optic. In one embodiment, the omnidirectional light includes a plurality of reflectors, wherein each one of the plurality of reflectors comprises at least two reflective sides, wherein each one of the at least two reflective sides has an associated optical axis, wherein each respective optical axis of the at least two reflective sides is located on a common horizontal plane and each one of the at least two reflective sides comprises a curved concave cross-section, a plurality of LEDs, wherein each one of the plurality of reflectors is associated with at least one of the plurality of LEDs and at least one blocking band member with at least one edge that blocks light emitted by the plurality of LEDs at common horizontal angles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: John Patrick Peck, Cecil D. Thomas
  • Patent number: 9007237
    Abstract: Lighting devices are provided including those which have an array of spatially distributed optoelectronic sources, each source being adapted to emit a respective incident optical beam; a first reflector having an optical axis, and having a first reflective surface that is concave and facing the array of sources to intercept said incident optical beams and to produce corresponding reflected optical beams; a second reflector having a second reflective surface interposed along said optical axis between said array of optoelectronic sources and the first reflector adapted to intercept and deflect said reflected optical beams producing corresponding deflected optical beams, the first reflector being adapted to concentrate the reflected optical beams on the second reflective surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche
    Inventors: David Jafrancesco, Luca Mercatelli, Paola Sansoni, Daniela Fontani, Elisa Sani, Franco Francini
  • Patent number: 8998448
    Abstract: A LED tube lamp includes a heat sink, a LED substrate, a pair of connectors, and a cover fixed to the heat sink. The cover includes a first cover and a second cover, at least one optical lens is arranged on the first cover, the at least one optical lens comprises a concave lens and reflective lenses arranged on both sides of the concave lens. The concave lens is configured to refract light beams from the LEDs in a forward direction or in an approximate forward direction, the reflective lenses are configured to reflect light beams from the LEDs in a lateral direction. After the light beams are refracted by the optical lens, the light divergence angle of the LED tube lamp is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shao-Han Chang
  • Patent number: 8939605
    Abstract: A lighting system comprising a plurality of controllable light emitting elements 3 is disclosed. The lighting system further comprising a spreading optical element 5 arranged in front of the plurality of light emitting elements to shape the light emitted from the lighting elements, and a controller 7 for varying a light emission angle range of light emitted from the spreading optical element 5 by controlling each of the plurality of controllable light emitting elements. This allows the light emitted from the spreading optical element to be varied without varying any physical parts of the lighting system, because the controller now controls each of the light emitting elements, by e.g. dimming one or more of the light emitting elements or by switching one or more of the light emitting elements off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Pieter Jacob Snijder, Winfried Antonius Henricus Berkvens, Hugo Johan Cornelissen, Pierre Robert Valère Sonneville
  • Patent number: 8931939
    Abstract: LED luminaire, particularly LED headlight, comprising an active light source (2) composed of a plurality of LEDs (21-26) that have the same color or different colors and are arranged on a flat or curved surface (20, 200) or circuit board and an optical system comprising a collimation optics unit (3), the individual lenses of which are arranged in a small distance above the emission surfaces of the LEDs (21-26) and which collects and focuses the light (L1-L4) emitted by the LEDs and directed onto a surface, a mixing optical unit (4), which receives the light (K1, K2, E) that has been directed onto a surface and focussed and mixes it in terms of the color and/or brightness, and a field optics unit (5) which receives the light (M1, M2 or N1, N2) emitted by the mixing optics unit (4) and emits it with pre-determined light distribution (F1-F4) to the far field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Arnold & Richter Cine Tecnik GmbH & Co. Betriebs KG
    Inventors: Erwin Melzner, Michael Jonischkeit
  • Publication number: 20150003063
    Abstract: A lens includes a light incident face receiving light from an LED light source, a light exit face, and a connecting face interconnecting the light incident face and the light exit face. The light exit face is a convex face. The connecting face includes a plurality of inclined reflecting planes located at a circumferential periphery of the lens and extending downwardly and inwardly from a position near to an outer edge of the light exit face toward the light incident face. The inclined reflecting planes of the connecting face are positioned around an optical axis of the lens. An LED light source module includes a plurality of the lens each diverging light from a corresponding LED light source and a light diffuser having a plurality of light diffusing units each over a corresponding lens. Each light diffusing unit has a shape of the regular hexagon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chau-Jin HU, Feng-Yuen DAI, Po-Chou CHEN
  • Patent number: 8916895
    Abstract: This invention discloses an infrared light-emitting diode. The infrared light-emitting diode comprises: only one core for emitting infrared light; a packaging body which at least comprises a first surface that is convex and in front of the core and a second surface that is plane and on one side of the core; and leads connected to the core and extending to outside of the packaging body; wherein the infrared light emitted by the core forms at least two beams of infrared light in different directions after being emitted from the packaging body through the first surface and the second surface. With such infrared LED and the touch screen, touch system and interactive display based on the LED, at least two beams of infrared light in different directions can be emitted requiring only one core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Beijing IRTouch Systems Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Xinlin Ye, Zhenzhong Zou, Jianjun Liu, Xinbin Liu
  • Publication number: 20140362572
    Abstract: A LED lighting device includes a cooling base having an assembling surface defined at a bottom thereof, a first LED chip and a second LED chip assembled on the assembling surface, a reflecting member facing the assembling surface, the reflecting member having a high beam reflector and a low beam reflector, the high beam reflector and the low beam reflector respectively corresponding to the second LED chip and the first LED chip, and a curvature of the high beam reflector being different from a curvature of the low beam reflector. Wherein, light beams from the second LED chip are reflected by the high beam reflector toward a far region relative to the LED lighting device of the present invention; light beams from the first LED chip are reflected by the low beam reflector toward a close region relative to the LED lighting device of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: CHING-CHERNG SUN, JHIH-YOU CAI
  • Patent number: 8899785
    Abstract: A lamp including an LED assembly having at least a first LED to emit light of at least a first color, and at least a second LED to emit light of at least a second color. The first and second LEDs received in an enclosure having a reflective internal surface, the enclosure configured to mix the light emitted from the LEDs, with the mixed light emitted from the lamp through a diffuser lens. A trim piece, formed at least partially of a thermally conductive material, may be secured to the lamp. A method of making the lamp is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventor: Antony Paul Van de Ven
  • Publication number: 20140340899
    Abstract: An integrated solid-state lamp comprised of thermally conducting materials such as alumina ceramic or graphite filled polymers may simultaneously perform optical operations on the light emerging from solid-state emitters to enable the creation of a lamp which produces light in both direct and indirect light zones with a near-field uniformity more comparable to that produced by a vertical filament incandescent lamp. The light chamber structures may incorporate optical light path modifiers which push light into additional lighting zones for proximately omnidirectional light. Diffuser structures may incorporate hole patterns to improve thermal flow and light recycling efficiency. The distribution produced fully encompasses 0-180 deg. Light produced by the lamp chambers or atrium serve in like manner to the atrial chambers of the heart to produce light uniformly in all directions for general illumination at high efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Edward E. Bailey, Andrew H. Beregszaszi
  • Patent number: 8880360
    Abstract: A combination mirror and media display device assembly is provided. The combination mirror and media display device includes a mirror platform having a media display device viewing area and a media display device coupled to the mirror platform. The media display device is positioned to display images through the media display device viewing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Electric Mirror, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, Jr., James V. Mischel, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20140321147
    Abstract: A lamp unit for a vehicle lamp can include: a lens having an aspherical shape, including a first lens portion, and a second lens portion disposed adjacent to the first lens portion and forming a concave portion on at least a part of a rear side surface thereof; a first reflective surface disposed rearward of the first lens portion; a second reflective surface disposed rearward of the second lens portion; a first light source configured to emit light to be reflected by the first reflective surface, pass through the first lens portion and be emitted forward; and a second light source configured to emit light to be reflected by the second reflective surface, pass through the second lens portion and be emitted forward. A shape of a rear side surface of the second lens portion can be configured to diffuse the light from the second light source vertically and horizontally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicants: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Todaka, Nathan Marion Fisher, Joshua Thomas Glazier, Mitsuaki Kiyota, Robert William Herpy
  • Publication number: 20140307436
    Abstract: An LED lighting fixture including a housing comprising a single-piece wall structure defining a cavity with an LED-supporting surface therewithin. An LED illuminator is mounted at the LED-supporting surface in the cavity, the LED-supporting surface positioning the LED illuminator in a desired orientation. An LED driver may be secured against the housing which transfers heat therefrom. There may be a plurality of spaced apart LED illuminators mounted at the LED-supporting surface within the cavity. The LED lighting fixture may also include a single-piece reflector comprising a plurality of reflector cups for the LED illuminators and extending therefrom to a common forward end of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: CREE, INC.
    Inventors: Kurt S. Wilcox, Wayne Guillien, Frank Tsao
  • Patent number: 8851733
    Abstract: A light signal transmitter and a light receiver for an optical sensor may be used for an industrial automation system. The light signal transmitter has a semiconductor-based light source for generating light. The semiconductor-based light source is disposed in an installation space between outer layers of a multi-layer circuit board. The light emission direction of the semiconductor-based light source is oriented substantially parallel to the layers of the printed circuit board. A deflection unit deflects the light emitted by the semiconductor-based light source in a direction substantially perpendicular to the layers of the printed circuit board. In the case of the light receiver, a light sensor is provided in place of the light source. Such optical sensors can be designed in a particularly flat and installation-friendly manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Frank Lahner, Thomas Völkel
  • Publication number: 20140293582
    Abstract: An optical lens, light emitting device, and lighting device are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Chang Hyuck Lee, Hyun Ho Choi, Leeim Kang, Chang Gyun Son
  • Patent number: 8845129
    Abstract: A method and system for providing an array of illumination modules is disclosed. A modular illumination system can comprise a one-dimensional array, a two-dimensional array, or other shapes and arrangements of the illumination modules. Adjacent illumination modules in the array can be attached to one another via a system of connectors. Each illumination module can comprise at least two connectors, one feeding electricity to a neighboring illumination module and one receiving electricity from a power source. The power source can comprise another neighboring illumination module or a power supply circuit that feeds the array of illumination modules or a subset of illumination modules in the array. Each illumination module can comprise a circuit board, at least one LED, and an optical system that manages light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Ronald G. Holder, Matthew A. Davis
  • Patent number: 8840270
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment of the luminaire (1), it includes at least one optoelectronic semiconductor device (4) and at least one primary optical unit (11) which is disposed downstream of the semiconductor device (4) and is spaced apart therefrom. Furthermore, the luminaire (1) comprises a secondary optical unit (22) and/or a tertiary optical unit (33) which is/are disposed downstream of the primary optical unit (11). A proportion of at least 30% of radiation emitted by the semiconductor device (4) passes to the secondary optical unit (22) and/or to the tertiary optical unit (33). Furthermore, the secondary optical unit (22) and/or the tertiary optical unit (33) is/are arranged for small-angle scattering of the radiation emitted by the semiconductor device (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Simon Schwalenberg, Peter Brick, Julius Muschaweck
  • Publication number: 20140268764
    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: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: KENALL MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Brandon Stolte, Yanwai Mui
  • Patent number: 8827492
    Abstract: To provide a back light unit that reduces an uneven brightness and has a spatially uniform brightness distribution. According to an aspect of the present invention, the back light unit comprises an LED and a light guide plate for guiding light from the LED to a liquid crystal panel side, wherein a recess is provided on the back surface side of the light guide plate, wherein a plurality of LEDs are housed in the recess, and wherein a light amount limiting member is provided at a position facing the recess on s light exit surface side of the light guide plate. The light amount limiting member is configured, for example, by applying an ink with a predetermined optical property to a transparent sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoji Yamamoto, Satoshi Ouchi, Mayumi Nagayoshi, Hajime Inoue