Condition Responsive Patents (Class 362/276)
  • Patent number: 11497104
    Abstract: A load control system for controlling at least one electrical load may comprise a plurality of control devices and a sensor external to at least one of the control devices. The sensor may be configured to sense a condition of a space in which the control devices are installed. The at least one electrical load may be controlled in response to the condition sensed by the sensor. The control devices may include respective illuminated portions. The control devices may adjust the intensity of the respective illuminated portions in response to the condition sensed by the sensor. If multiple sensors are included in the load control system to sense the condition, the control devices may adjust the intensity of their respective illuminated portions by aggregating the condition sensed by each sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: LUTRON TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Stephen M. Ludwig, Jr., James P. Steiner
  • Patent number: 11467029
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a light exposure monitoring system that includes a central control server; a plurality of indoor light exposure zones and a positioning system configured to communicate with the central control server to determine: a position (P) of an individual within the plurality of indoor light exposure zones, and a distance between a head of the individual and a floor within the plurality of indoor light exposure zones
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: BrainLit AB
    Inventor: Tord Wingren
  • Patent number: 11453339
    Abstract: A vehicular interior rearview mirror assembly includes a mirror head having a mirror casing and an electro-optic mirror reflective element. A printed circuit board is disposed in the mirror head and includes (i) a light sensor, (ii) an indicator LED and (iii) an electronic switch. A multi-function light pipe is disposed at the mirror head with (i) a first end at the light sensor, the indicator LED and the electronic switch, and (ii) a second end at a perimeter region of the mirror head so as to be viewable and accessible by the driver of the vehicle. The light sensor senses light from rearward of the vehicle via the light pipe. Light emitted by the indicator LED, when energized, is viewable by the driver via the light pipe. The light pipe actuates the electronic switch responsive to a user actuation at the second end of the light pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: John T. Uken, Austin T. Buerkle
  • Patent number: 11433797
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a multifunctional vehicle-mounted cigarette lighter, including a cigarette lighter body, which is configured with a power plug matched with a vehicle cigarette lighter socket, wherein the cigarette lighter body is further provided with a control unit connected to an on-board warning light and a display unit in signal connection to the control unit; the control unit includes a control circuit board for synchronously acquiring the working mode of the on-board warning light, wherein the control circuit board is connected to the on-board warning light through a signal control line; the display unit includes a plurality of indicator lights for synchronously displaying the working mode of the on-board warning light, wherein the plurality of indicator lights are electrically connected to the control circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU HANMA ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shijun Fan
  • Patent number: 11371685
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a luminaire housing having a lower wall, an upper wall, and a plurality of side walls defining a first interior. A first control component is positioned in the interior. A light emitter is connected to the housing and operatively connected to the control component. A control module is connected to an exterior of the luminaire housing. The control module includes a base and a cover defining a second interior, and a second control component positioned in the second interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Hubbell Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Duckworth, Jason Purucker, David Venhaus
  • Patent number: 11365854
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes a central hub, and four panels hingedly attached to each side of the hub. Three panels have an LED array each. The fourth panel houses an array of solar cells, an ON/OFF switch, a rechargeable battery, and electronics. The four panels are independently positionable with respect to the hub. A motion detector is configured to operate the apparatus such that when motion is detected, the switch is in the ON position, and the solar cells do not detect ambient light above a predetermined base level, the device electronics turn the LEDs on; and when motion is not detected for a predetermined period, or the switch is in the OFF position, or the solar cells detect ambient light above the predetermined base level, the LEDs are powered off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: E. Mishan & Sons, Inc.
    Inventor: Mohan Rajasekaran
  • Patent number: 11369017
    Abstract: The disclosure provides systems and methods for detecting and responding to a power outage. The methods use sensors of vehicles to detect an indication of a power outage. Once the power outage is validated, the lighting systems of the vehicles are used to illuminate locations so that pedestrians can walk along sidewalks or through parking garages. For example, the vehicles can be arranged to provide lighting at selected locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Aed M. Dudar
  • Patent number: 11353973
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments relate to entertainment systems and, more particularly, to systems that incorporate digital downloading jukebox features and improved user interfaces. For instance, a smart search may be provided, e.g., where search results vary based on the popularity of songs within the venue, in dependence on songs being promoted, etc. As another example, a tile-based approach to organizing groupings of songs is provided. Groupings may involve self-populating collections of songs that combine centrally-promoted songs, songs in a given genre that are popular across an audiovisual distribution network, and songs that are locally popular and match up with the given genre (e.g., because of shared attributes such as same or similar genre, artist, etc.). Different tile visual presentations also are contemplated, as are different physical jukebox designs. In certain example embodiments, a sealed core unit with the “brains” of the jukebox is insertable into a docking station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: TOUCHTUNES MUSIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Francois Beaumier, Karim Dhambri, Daniel Susla, Matthew Labunka, Ian Moulton, Samer Alameer, Michael Tooker
  • Patent number: 11353181
    Abstract: A solar disk light has a disk light body, the disk light body including a housing and a lid over the housing, the housing being hollow to contain components of the disk light. The disk light body has solar cells on an outer surface thereof for harvesting solar energy and detecting ambient light, and LEDs for emitting light. The LEDs are adapted to be selectively driven to emit cool temperature light or warm temperature light. The wiring and driver electronics configured to deliver electrical power to the LEDs from the battery, and configured to drive some or all of the LEDs to emit warm light or cool light depending on a switch setting or signals received from a remote-control transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: E. Mishan & Sons, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Mishan
  • Patent number: 11345278
    Abstract: One or more light sources, one or more detectors, a processor, and a controller are configured to provide spot illumination that follows a moving object, a moving occupant, or a portion of a moving occupant in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Michael Camras, Jyoti Kiron Bhardwaj
  • Patent number: 11344151
    Abstract: A method for the optical recognition of capsules for hot beverages machines comprises the steps of introducing a capsule in a machine, stimulating the capsule by an exciting optical signal emitted by a light source, reading a feedback optical signal by an optical reader, acquisition of the values of the frequency and/or the time frame of the feedback optical signal, determining the fulfillment of predetermined conditions on the values of the frequency and/or the time frame. On the basis of the step of evaluating there is then a step of blocking the normal operation of the machine or a step of pursuing the normal operation of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: GB PROGETTI S.R.L.
    Inventor: Alberto Rolla
  • Patent number: 11327588
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments relate to entertainment systems and, more particularly, to systems that incorporate digital downloading jukebox features and improved user interfaces. For instance, a smart search may be provided, e.g., where search results vary based on the popularity of songs within the venue, in dependence on songs being promoted, etc. As another example, a tile-based approach to organizing groupings of songs is provided. Groupings may involve self-populating collections of songs that combine centrally-promoted songs, songs in a given genre that are popular across an audiovisual distribution network, and songs that are locally popular and match up with the given genre (e.g., because of shared attributes such as same or similar genre, artist, etc.). Different tile visual presentations also are contemplated, as are different physical jukebox designs. In certain example embodiments, a sealed core unit with the “brains” of the jukebox is insertable into a docking station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: TOUCHTUNES MUSIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Francois Beaumier, Karim Dhambri, Daniel Susla, Matthew Labunka, Ian Moulton, Samer Alameer, Michael Tooker
  • Patent number: 11306907
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a lighting apparatus and relates to a lighting field. The lighting apparatus includes an outer housing, an inner housing, a face ring, a functional module and a first conductive wire. A portion of the inner housing is arranged inside an accommodating cavity and separates the accommodating cavity of the housing into a light source cavity and a via cavity; the face ring is located outside the accommodating cavity and connected with the inner housing, and encloses to form an installation cavity; the installation cavity is sequentially in communication with the via cavity and the first via hole, so that the functional module mounted in the installation cavity may be electrically connected with the first conductive wire; and the first conductive wire sequentially passes through the via cavity and the first via hole to extend out of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Opple Lighting Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yongfu Gao
  • Patent number: 11259388
    Abstract: Techniques for employing an enhanced light device to determine desirable information to a user are presented. Such light device(s) can comprise or be associated with a light management component (LMC) that can employ sensors to monitor respective characteristics or conditions of a device, an environment, and/or a user to determine respective contexts for the device, environment, or user, wherein the user can interact with or be in proximity to the device or environment. The light device(s) collects data, including sensor data, relating to the device or environment from the device, the environment, or other data sources. The LMC determines a desirable subset of information to present to the user based on the respective contexts. The LMC facilitates presenting the desirable subset of information to the user via the light device or a communication device of the user that is communicatively connected to the light device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: RESILIENCE MAGNUM IP, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Rosen, Ronald Cozean, Eric Allen, David Edward Mordetzky, Megan Horvath, Anthony John Pyros, John Elwood, Michael Chang, Elie Attarian
  • Patent number: 11215188
    Abstract: A combination assembly or apparatus of a ceiling fan and heater. The combination assembly or apparatus includes a ceiling fan, a heater, a fan to blow air across the heater, a translucent band, motor driven rotating reflective foils each having mounted therein a light source (e.g. an LED) to shine through the translucent band to give a motion effect like a flickering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SQL Technologies Corp.
    Inventor: Ran Roland Kohen
  • Patent number: 11209154
    Abstract: An illuminated pad for a furniture leg has a translucent outer layer that has exterior cushioning and a foam cushion layer. A string of LED lights is located in between the outer layer and the cushion layer. A power source is within the pad to power the lights. A sensor faces outwardly from outer layer, the sensor adapted to cause the lights to turn when at least one of low light level and motion are detected. The pad has portions of a securing mechanism adapted to secure the device about a leg of furniture. A soft inner surface faces a furniture leg when the device is secured about the leg. An access panel may be provided to reach the interior to charge or battery or to access other components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventor: Ron E Marks
  • Patent number: 11185213
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for detecting whether an illumination source of an endoscope is in use (inside the body of a patient) versus not in use (outside the body of a patient). The disclosure relies on the fact that the working environment is lit solely by the endoscope and its components. Thus, communication between the illumination or light source controller and the imaging device, such as a surgical camera, is required. When the illumination or light source is turned off and the endoscope is outside the body, a sensor will detect ambient light alerting the illumination source controller that it is outside the body, which then keeps the illumination source off or at a low intensity level. Conversely, when the illumination source is turned off and the endoscope is inside the body, the sensor will not detect any light (or will detect only a very low level of light).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremiah D. Henley, Donald M. Wichern, Joshua D. Talbert, Laurent Blanquart, John Richardson
  • Patent number: 11140757
    Abstract: A system for monitoring the irradiation of an object with light from a luminaire includes the luminaire having one or more light sources, which emit light having a spatial radiation pattern; a computing unit, connected to the luminaire and set up to acquire information about an illuminance of the light of the light sources; a first memory, connected to the computing unit and in which information about spatial positioning of the luminaire relative to a surface of the object is stored; and a second memory, connected to the computing unit and in which information about the spatial radiation pattern of the light sources is stored. The computing unit may calculate and output a local intensity of light incident at the respective position on the basis of illuminance information, the spatial radiation pattern of the light sources, and the spatial positioning of the luminaire relative to the surface of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Inna Susin, Guido Angenendt
  • Patent number: 11125831
    Abstract: A testing device for testing a wireless power transmitter device having at least one transmitter coil comprises at least one wireless power receiver coil and is in operative communication with a processing means with associated memory. The testing device is configured to receive a power signal applied by the wireless power transmitter device, transmit a first packet, being a signal strength packet, to the wireless power transmitter device in response to receiving said power signal, and transmit a second packet to the wireless power transmitter device if the wireless power transmitter device continues to transmit the power signal to the testing device in response to receiving the signal strength packet. The processing means stores the signal strength packet or signal strength value(s) thereof in the memory when the second packet is completely transmitted and, if not completely transmitted, disregards the signal strength packet or signal strength value(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTDIS AB
    Inventors: Laurens Swaans, Kristoffer Dahl, Hayder Al-Ali
  • Patent number: 11121513
    Abstract: The LED night light or cover light has multiple Functions has built-in LED(s) for pre-determined illumination shown on housing, window, hole(s) of night or cover light which connect by prong to an existing wall inner-kit's receptacle to get AC power source to circuit(s) for predetermined at least LED(s) illumination functions. The night or cover light further incorporate with at least one USB charger, Outlet(s), IC, photo sensor, motion sensor, power fail sensor, surge or other protection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 11096527
    Abstract: An illuminated shower handle assembly for dimly illuminating a bathroom at night includes a handle that is positionable in a recess of a shower stall in a residential bathroom. The handle can be gripped during showering and the handle is comprised of a translucent material. A light emitter is integrated into the handle and the light emitter illuminates the handle when the light emitter is turned on. In this way the handle acts as a night light for dimly illuminating the residential bathroom at night.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventor: John Bice
  • Patent number: 11101693
    Abstract: A system includes a power source, a transmitter circuit, a conductor, and a receiver circuit. The transmitter circuit is supplied by the power source and wirelessly supplies the receiver circuit via the conductor. The conductor includes a plurality of distributed capacitances coupled in series with the conductor. The receiver circuit includes a primary coil and a secondary coil. The primary coil has at least two turns and includes a plurality of distributed capacitances. The transmitter circuit includes an Open Loop Reactance Matching (OLRM) control circuit, a first inverter, a second inverter, and a third inverter. The OLRM control circuit controls the first inverter to generate a high frequency AC voltage to be supplied to the conductor. During wireless power transfer, the OLRM control circuit performs reactance matching by controlling the second and third inverters to maintain the transmitter voltage and current in phase without requiring any feedback sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Glowol inc.
    Inventor: Hamed Khalilinia
  • Patent number: 11085601
    Abstract: A microwave-sensor application for a light or electric device has a built-in microwave-sensor which can penetrate a wall, glass, building, garage door, or cement to detect over a 360 degree angle and predetermined vertical range. The microwave sensor can be used to activate a microwave-sensor application device or light device having an LED and/or laser for illumination or to provide an anti-theft alarm or warning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 11083059
    Abstract: Solid-state lighting devices including light-emitting diodes (LEDs), and more particularly packaged LED devices are disclosed. LED packages are disclosed herein with arrangements of LED chips and corresponding lumiphoric regions that are configured to provide overall light emissions having improved color mixing and emission uniformity. LED packages are further disclosed herein that are configured to be tunable between different colors or correlated color temperatures (CCTs) while providing improved color mixing and emission uniformity. Arrangements may include differing lumiphoric regions that are arranged with various alternating patterns including one or more intersecting lines, rows of alternating lumiphoric regions, patterns that alternate in at least two directions, and checkerboard patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: CreeLED, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Francis, Kyle Damborsky, Robert Wilcox, Jasper Cabalu, Colin Blakely
  • Patent number: 11067251
    Abstract: An embodiment of an illumination device comprising a broad band artificial light source and a non-liquid chromatic diffuser transparent to visible light comprising a dispersion of elements of nanometrical dimensions of a first material with of certain refractive index in a second material with different refractive index, wherein the light is scattered producing a separation and different distribution between cold and hot components of the light originally produced by the source, according to a scattering process in “Rayleigh” regime. The device allows illumination effects similar to those of natural outdoor environments to be reproduced in indoor environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: CoeLux S.r.l.
    Inventors: Paolo Di Trapani, Marta Cecilia Pigazzini
  • Patent number: 11020611
    Abstract: A phototherapy device includes a blanket for use in phototherapy treatment that integrates a light emitting panel and a light receiver such that the amount of treatment light delivered to the infant patient can be determined. The light emitting panel includes a plurality of woven optical fibers that each receive treatment light from a light source. A second plurality of receiving optical fibers are woven into the light emitting panel. A reflective element is positioned on the light emitting panel to reflect a portion of the therapy light into the light receiver. A light detector determines the intensity of the treatment light being delivered to the infant patient during phototherapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventor: Steven M. Falk
  • Patent number: 11015797
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a housing assembly, a spacer, and a globe optic. A collar may be included on the spacer such that the luminaire can accommodate different sizes of globe optics without requiring complete replacement of the luminaire. The spacer may include airflow apertures that promote air circulation within the luminaire when the luminaire is assembled. A wireless node may be included with the luminaire. In some examples, the wireless node may be positioned on at least one of the housing assembly, the spacer, or the globe optic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Adams, Brent James Smith, Luke Jonathon Siefker
  • Patent number: 11009197
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a smart communications node networked and adapted for use with existing, or new, street lights. In particular, the present invention generally relates to a mobile communications network and, in particular one utilizing small cell technology mounted onto street/utility poles through which a cellular signal and/or Wi-Fi communications signals may be seamlessly maintained for voice or data exchanges, coupled with smart city computer applications utilizing the small cell technology or any other wireless or wireline connection and allowing for seamless communications to a variety of destination point (Internet access, cellular phone calls, surveillance, city monitoring center, smart vehicle guidance systems, sensors or various kinds, etc.) via a managed switch at the smart network's location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Dimitrios Lalos, Alexander Lalos
  • Patent number: 11006788
    Abstract: A product dispenser for the dispensing of a product which will show active visual content to proximate viewers. A visual display module is attached to a user-facing surface of the dispenser cover of a product dispenser, to display active visual content to viewers. The active visual content displayed on the active media surface of the dispenser cover could take many forms including changing electronic displays or a translucent surface which can be optionally illuminated or emphasized based on a controller and power source. The product dispenser can be supplied with the visual display module in place on the dispenser cover, or an OEM product dispenser with an insert blank in place on the dispenser cover could also be sold into which the visual display module could be later installed. A media-ready dispenser cover which could be used to retrofit an existing product dispenser with the ability to receive a visual display module is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Trevor Thomas, Paul Drouin, Nathan Elliott, Dwayne Melcher
  • Patent number: 11007931
    Abstract: One or more light sources, one or more detectors, a processor, and a controller are configured to provide spot illumination that follows a moving object, a moving occupant, or a portion of a moving occupant in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Michael Camras, Jyoti Kiron Bhardwaj
  • Patent number: 11000620
    Abstract: An aroma diffuser having a base, and an essential oil container cylinder above the base and sleeved by an outer shell; a circuit board and an atomizing transducer are provided inside the base; an energy accumulation aperture is provided at a bottom plate of the essential oil container cylinder; the atomizing transducer is mounted at a lower end of the energy accumulation aperture; a width of the atomizing transducer is greater than a width of the energy accumulation aperture; a light column is provided inside the essential oil container cylinder; a light source is mounted inside the light column; an upper cover is provided at an upper end of the essential oil container cylinder; a light blocking shade is provided at an upper end of the upper cover; a first opening is provided on the upper cover; a gas discharge opening is provided on the light blocking shade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Song Lin
  • Patent number: 11005153
    Abstract: A display panel and a display device are provided. The display panel includes sub-pixels located in a display area, first and second substrate that are oppositely arranged, a first electrode layer, an antenna layer, and a magnet isolating layer including at least one magnet isolator. The first electrode layer is located at a side of the first substrate facing the second substrate, and a first electrode of the first electrode layer covers at least two sub-pixels in a first direction. The antenna layer includes at least one antenna including a multi-turn antenna coil. One magnet isolator corresponds to at least one antenna. Along a thickness direction of the display panel, the magnet isolating layer is disposed between the first electrode layer and the antenna layer. The magnet isolator is disposed between the first electrode and the antenna coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Xiamen Tianma Micro-Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yihua Zhu, Qingjun Lai
  • Patent number: 10946788
    Abstract: A control device for a vehicle lamp including an ECU configured to: i) receive a sensor signal and derive a total angle; ii) retain an initial set value of the vehicle posture angle, the initial set value being acquired in an initialization process; iii) retain a reference value of the vehicle posture angle, adjust an optical axis angle of the vehicle lamp in response to a change amount of a total angle during a stop of the vehicle, and retain a sum of the change amount of the total angle and the reference value of the vehicle posture angle as a new reference value; iv) not adjust the optical axis angle in response to a change amount of a total angle during traveling of the vehicle; and v) perform a predetermined reset process when a reset signal is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Osada, Akira Konishi
  • Patent number: 10933148
    Abstract: A down-light fixture including both white-light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and antimicrobial ultraviolet (UV-C) LEDs. The white LEDs are arranged in the fixture so as to illuminate surfaces, e.g., items in a room of a building, when actuated. The UV-C LEDs also are arranged in the fixture so as to disinfect or sterilize the surfaces/items in the same room. The illumination LEDs and the disinfection LEDs are independently switchable “on” and “off,” such that a user can controllably illuminate surfaces and/or objects, or disinfect surfaces and/or objects, or both illuminate and disinfect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: INSIGHT LIGHTING, INC.
    Inventors: Jaxon Patterson, Geoffry Patterson, Chris Kreuter
  • Patent number: 10927017
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement for a device for disinfecting a fluid, having a container; a reactor space which is arranged in the container and is configured to receive a fluid to be disinfected, which enters the reactor space via an inlet thereof and can leave it via an outlet of the reactor space; and a UV irradiation device having light-emitting UV diodes, with which UV light rays for disinfecting the fluid in the reactor space can be irradiated; wherein the reactor space in the container is formed having a flow path in a flow tube surrounded by a container wall and the light-emitting UV diodes are arranged distributed on the container wall in the region of the flow tube along the flow path in order to irradiate the UV light rays on the flow path. Furthermore, a device for disinfecting a fluid is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Hytecon AG
    Inventor: Maximilian Klink
  • Patent number: 10918749
    Abstract: A cabin disinfection system for an aircraft, including: a sensing means (3, 11, 13) to sense the presence of personnel in one or more zones (16-19, 23-26, 28, 29, 30, 32), a predictive sensing means (3, 11, 13, 33) to sense the direction of motion of a person (31) and to predict whether that person will occupy a zone to be disinfected (18) during planned disinfection, one or more UVC radiation sources (4, 9) to disinfect the cabin, and a controller (33) to control operation of the UVC radiation sources (4, 9) dependent on sensing of personnel in that zone and the predictive sensing means (3, 11, 13, 33) predicting that a person (31) will occupy the zone (18) during the planned disinfection period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Airbus SAS
    Inventors: Prakash Hatti, Arumugam Thinket Selvan
  • Patent number: 10919447
    Abstract: A vehicle decorative component functions as a decorating illumination while harmonizing with peripheral members. In a light emitting ornament having a light emitting region that emits light and a non-light emitting region adjacent to the light emitting region, the light emitting region includes an irradiation body including a lamp and a light guiding body, an ornament base material through which the light emitted from the irradiation body is transmitted at a front position of the irradiation body, and a decorative film formed at a front position of the ornament base material and exposed on the vehicle interior side, the decorative film through which the light transmitted through the ornament base material is capable of being transmitted, and a decoration style of a surface of the decorative film exposed on the vehicle interior side is the same as a decoration style of a surface of the non-light emitting region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Noriyuki Yamato
  • Patent number: 10919435
    Abstract: A light distribution control system for a headlight includes: headlights arranged in a pair on a left side and a right side of a vehicle; a detector configured to detect information of a front vehicle that is present in a front area of the vehicle; and a light distribution controller configured to set and control each of the headlights based on the information of the front vehicle detected by the detector. The detector is arranged in one of the headlights, the light distribution controller corrects light distribution of the other of the headlights based on a difference in arrangement positions of the detector and the other of the headlights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mitsuharu Mano
  • Patent number: 10906453
    Abstract: A vehicular detection device configured to be mounted to at least one of a right or a left side of a vehicle body includes a detection unit configured to detect an object. An outermost part of the vehicular detection device in a right and left direction is flush with or more inward than an outer surface of a side surface part of the vehicle body in the right and left direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Tatara, Toshihiro Okamura
  • Patent number: 10904973
    Abstract: A lighting device (10) is provided along with an operating light and a process (50), including a process with a computer program, controlling a plurality of lighting elements in a lighting device (10). The lighting elements are divided into a plurality of groups of lighting elements (20a; 20b; 20c; 20d; 20e; 20f; 20g), with each group of lighting elements (20a; 20b; 20c; 20d; 20e; 20f; 20g) including at least two lighting elements. The process (50) includes assigning (52) different characteristics (30a-h) to the groups of lighting elements (20a; 20b; 20c; 20d; 20e; 20f; 20g). A characteristic (30a-h) includes a sequence of different light intensities in temporal subintervals. The process (50) further includes an activation (54) of subsets of lighting elements in the groups of lighting elements (20a; 20b; 20c; 20d; 20e; 20f; 20g) in the temporal subintervals based on light intensities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Frank Sattler
  • Patent number: 10897798
    Abstract: The invention relates to a field of outdoor (street) illumination, in particular, to methods of controlling light emission, as well as to a field of optical devices, in particular, to methods of reducing light pollution that affects astronomical instruments. The method of reducing impact of light of outdoor illumination devices on astronomical instruments consists in generating a light flow of illumination devices in a form of periodical pulses and in blocking the light flow directed to a light-sensitive matrix of an astronomical instrument during arrival of the light flow pulses of the outdoor illumination devices. Thus, light pollution of astronomical instruments by outdoor illumination devices is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Vladimir Eliich Pashkovsky
  • Patent number: 10887958
    Abstract: An apparatus including an adapter plate and a base. The adapter plate may comprise an interface configured to connect to an AC supply and enable a light fixture to be mounted to the adapter plate. The adapter plate may comprise a power adapter configured to provide the AC supply to the light fixture and convert the AC supply to a DC source. The base may comprise a circuit configured to receive the DC source, analyze video and generate a signal in response to the video. The base may comprise a module configured to capture the video and tilt to adjust a field of view. The base may be configured to slide in and out of the adapter plate to adjust a distance between the adapter plate and the module. Adjusting the distance may enable the module to be moved to a level that is not obstructed by the light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: KUNA SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sai-Wai Fu, Haomiao Huang, Harold G. Sampson
  • Patent number: 10865978
    Abstract: A lighting system, in particular in the form of a lamp, may have at least one cooling element, wherein the cooling element has at least a first recess, in particular in the form of a groove which forms a first module holder for at least one LED module. The at least one LED module lies in or can be inserted into the first recess, wherein the first recess has a base wall and limiting lateral walls. The LED module which lies in the first recess can be pushed or is being pushed in the direction of the base wall by at least one of the lateral walls or a part which can be fixed or locked to the cooling element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Christian Engelmann
  • Patent number: 10847992
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a light emitting diode for at least illuminating a pathway. A rechargeable storage device provides a discharge current to the light emitting diode. A solar panel supplies a charging current to the rechargeable storage device during exposure of scattered light of at most 900 foot-candles. The ratio of the charging current to the discharge current is greater than 0.5. A safety device protects the rechargeable storage device from substantial overcharging during exposure of direct sunlight. A recharging switch supplies the charging current to the rechargeable storage device during a charging mode. A discharging switch supplies the discharge current to the light emitting diode during an illumination mode. A low light sensor effects a switching between the charging mode and the illumination mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Gary Osborne
  • Patent number: 10794559
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp comprises a light source for road surface drawing configured to emit light becoming a light source image, and a projection lens, which has an optical axis extending in a front and rear direction and the light is to pass therethrough. The vehicle lamp can form a plurality of light distribution patterns on a road surface over a range from a position close to the lamp to a position distant from the lamp by the light emitted from the light source and having passed through the projection lens, and the respective light distribution patterns are to be projected on the road surface at states where relative positions between the projection lens and the light source image are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Masuda, Takayoshi Ishizuka
  • Patent number: 10757788
    Abstract: An illuminating lamp includes a box-shaped casing, a plurality of LED light-emitting elements disposed on a light-emitting surface of the box-shaped casing, a conducting wire and an electrical plug for connecting a power source, and a selector switch panel for functional operation disposed on a nonlight-emitting surface of the box-shaped casing. A transparent or semi-transparent outer protective cover is disposed outside the light-emitting surface of the box-shaped casing. A control device including a plurality of control units is disposed in the box-shaped casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Yuhua Wang
  • Patent number: 10746362
    Abstract: An outdoor security light is provided which incorporates features of decorative luminaire illumination while also integrating security light functionality. Such features may include not only standard illumination, but also security light functionality such an ambient sensors, motion detection, while also providing an integrated luminaire having wall wash capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: HEATHCO LLC
    Inventor: Amer Salihovic
  • Patent number: 10711963
    Abstract: A flame simulation method including: identifying, by a computing device, a maximum brightness level value and a primary event generation level; setting, in response to determining that a first event occurred based on the primary event generation level, a secondary event generation level; adjusting the secondary event generation level towards a baseline secondary event generation level; adjusting a current brightness value of a lighting element of a flame simulation apparatus towards the maximum brightness level value; setting, in response to determining that a second event occurred based on the secondary event generation level, the current brightness level value of the lighting element to a value less than the maximum brightness level; and controlling, by the computing device, a brightness level of the lighting element to correspond to the current brightness level value of the lighting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Polygroup Macau Limited (BVI)
    Inventors: Victor Hugo Ocegueda Gallaga, An-Wu Tang, Lewis Ka Hang Cheng
  • Patent number: 10696211
    Abstract: Lighting systems, devices, and units that provide illumination according to a detected orientation relative to a reference plane or a reference vector. In some examples, a light bar for use on a vehicle includes first and second sets of light emitters that are selectively activated and inactive based on a detected orientation of the light bar relative to a reference plane or reference vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: FEDERAL SIGNAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vincent S. Fleszewski, Robert A. Czajkowski
  • Patent number: 10676016
    Abstract: A vehicle-lamp control device includes a control unit that adjusts an optical axis with respect to a change in a total angle that includes a road surface angle and a vehicle attitude angle while the vehicle is at rest, and maintains the optical axis with respect to a change in the total angle while the vehicle is traveling. The control unit fixes the optical axis angle when a fault state of the control device is detected. Upon the control device having recovered from a fault state, the control unit generates an adjustment signal either upon estimating a current vehicle attitude angle on the basis of an output value from the tilt sensor obtained while the vehicle is traveling, or upon receiving a signal indicating a current vehicle attitude angle from an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Kasaba, Masashi Yamazaki, Atsushi Toda