Adjustable Or Repositionable Modifier Patents (Class 362/277)
  • Patent number: 11326750
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a high-temperature deformation resistant effect disk, including a disk body and a plurality of hollow holes provided on the disk body and used to generate light effects, in which an outer periphery of the disk body is provided with a plurality of notches, and/or an inner periphery of the disk body where a central pivot hole is formed is provided with a plurality of notches. The notches are provided on the outer periphery and/or the inner periphery of the disk body to absorb strain force generated by thermal expansion of effect regions used to provide the hollow holes on the disk body, so that the disk body can return to an original shape after cooling without generating deformation and affecting generated pattern shapes, and the effect disk also may not be in contact with other elements in a process of rotation or translation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventor: Weikai Jiang
  • Patent number: 11310630
    Abstract: A method capable of providing a low power geofence service according to the present invention comprises the steps of: detecting a reference Vrect value for estimating an indoor/outdoor position from a solar charger of a position tracker; determining whether the solar charging module (solar charger) of the position tracker is in a charging or non-charging situation, on the basis of the detected Vrect value; if it is determined that the solar charging module of the position tracker is in the charging situation, determining that the position of the position tracker is outdoors and acquiring position tracking data by using a global positioning system (GPS) module; if it is determined that the solar charger of the position tracker is in the non-charging situation, determining that the position of the position tracker is indoors or in a shaded area, and acquiring position tracking data by using one among Bluetooth low energy (BLEs), wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi), and ultra-wide band (UWB) modules other than the GPS mod
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: AmoTech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyungil Baek, Hoeyoung Hwang, Kyunghyun Ryu, Semin Oh
  • Patent number: 11262041
    Abstract: Disclosed is an optical unit wherein a rotating reflector rotates about a rotation axis in one direction, while reflecting light emitted from a light source. The rotating reflector is provided with a reflecting surface such that the light reflected by the rotating reflector, while rotating, forms a desired light distribution pattern, said light having been emitted from the light source. The light source is composed of light emitting elements. The rotation axis is provided within a plane that includes an optical axis and the light source. The rotating reflector is provided with, on the periphery of the rotation axis, a blade that functions as the reflecting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Satoshi Yamamura
  • Patent number: 11215337
    Abstract: A puddle lamp including a light source composed of a single light emitting body, a lens set, a projection film with a fixed image and a projection lens is provided. The lens set is disposed at a light path downstream side of the light source. The projection film is disposed at a light path downstream side of the lens set. The lens is disposed at a light path downstream side of the projection film. An optical axis of the light source is substantially parallel to an optical axis of the lens set, and an optical axis of the projection lens is not perpendicular to an image plane of the puddle lamp. Furthermore, another puddle lamp is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Young Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Chia-Yun Lee, S-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 11194141
    Abstract: An optical assembly for a surgical microscope includes an iris diaphragm assembly arranged in a first plane and including a first adjustable diaphragm arranged in a first observation beam path of the surgical microscope and defining a first opening, and a second adjustable diaphragm arranged in a second observation beam path of the surgical microscope and defining a second opening, an optical wheel rotatably mounted on the iris diaphragm assembly in a second plane, the optical wheel including openings for receiving optical elements and optical element holders fastened to the optical wheel to secure the optical elements in the openings without creating transverse forces on the optical elements, the optical wheel having substantially a shape of a half wheel and including an external gearing provided on a circular portion of the optical wheel. A surgical microscope includes the optical assembly with the iris diaphragm assembly and the optical wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventor: Jochen Lutz
  • Patent number: 11191138
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lighting control system that transmits lighting control signals digitally over a conductor which also provides power to the lights being controlled. The lighting control system includes a controller which transmits the control signals and one or more receivers that are associate with lights or other loads, the receivers receiving the digital signals from the controller and causing the lights or other loads to perform the actions required by the control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Lumitec, LLC
    Inventors: John Alexander Kujawa, Michael John McDonald, Steven Marc Rotolante, Paul Stephan Abbott, Michael Albion Kestner, Christopher Robert Fulmer
  • Patent number: 11156762
    Abstract: A single edge lit lighting module is disclosed which produces tailored light distributions valuable in many illumination applications. The light distributions attainable using the invention include, but are not limited to, symmetric and asymmetric batwing distributions, asymmetric distributions for perimeter lighting and symmetric distributions. The invention's unique single edge lit construction provide the means for achieving this without need for conventional two lit edges and within a compact form factor with narrow width, particularly well-suited for linear lighting fixtures. Various embodiments also provide means for adjusting light distributions dynamically to control light output characteristics by controlling the input signals to the LED board included in the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignees: Fusion Optix, Inc., Axis Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: Terence Yeo, Timothy Kelly, Howard Yaphe, Stephane Beland, Jean Gagne, Andrew Miles
  • Patent number: 11105496
    Abstract: A downlight apparatus includes a light module, a host housing, and a light module, a first rotation unit and a shifting unit. The light module includes a light housing and LED modules. The light housing defines a light opening for a light of the LED modules to escape. The host housing is used for fixing to an installation platform. For example, the installation platform may be a cavity on a ceiling or a junction box placed on a ceiling. The host housing defines a host opening. The first rotation unit is used for the light module attached to and manually rotated with respect to the host housing along a first axial line. The shifting unit is used for the light module moving with respect to the host housing with a variable exposed distance from the host opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: XIAMEN LEEDARSON LIGHTING CO. LTD
    Inventors: Zhenkun Huang, Yongzhe Dong, Xiaoliang Wen, Shouqiang Hou, Huiyong Huang
  • Patent number: 11054723
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a first light source, a first optical member configured to transmit light emitted from the first light source, a second optical member placed between the first light source and the first optical member and configured to transmit light emitted from the first light source, an air-movement mechanism configured to move air suctioned from a first space as an internal space closer to the first light source than the second optical member is and including the first light source, to a second space as a space between the first and second optical members, and a second light source different from the first light source, wherein a member included in a flow path of the air-movement mechanism is thermally connected to the second light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toshiki Miyakawa
  • Patent number: 11040748
    Abstract: A bicycle headlight is to be coupled to a handlebar of a bicycle. The bicycle headlight also may include an elongate housing having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, and LED devices carried by the elongate housing and being aligned in a pattern extending between the first end and the second end. The bicycle headlight may include a battery carried by the elongate housing and coupled to the devices, and an arm extending from the elongate housing and to be coupled to the handlebar of the bicycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: Dirk Steyn
  • Patent number: 10969074
    Abstract: An electronic lighting device and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed. The electronic lighting device includes an outer shell with a first opening at a top surface and a core contained within the outer shell. The core includes a left semicircular structure and a right semicircular structure arranged to form a circular shape that is aligned with the first opening at the top surface of the outer shell. The device includes a flame component positioned partially in the internal cavity. The device also includes a light emitting element disposed at least partially in a lighting element installation cradle on a sidewall of the core to hold the light emitting element at a non-zero angle with respect to a longitudinal axis of the electronic lighting device to allow illumination of the flame component. The device further includes a control circuit to control an operation of the lighting emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: L&L Candle Company, LLC
    Inventor: Xiaofeng Li
  • Patent number: 10907803
    Abstract: Lamp assemblies for illuminating interior or exterior spaces of a vehicle are provided. In one implementation, a lamp assembly includes a housing having a frame, the housing being adapted to at least partially cover a light device installed within the housing. Light radiating from the light device passes through an opening in the frame. The lamp assembly further includes a lens adapted to be removably connected to the frame of the housing. When connected to the housing, the lens is adapted to refract the light radiating from the light device through the opening in the frame. When the lens is connected to the frame of the housing, a shortest path between the light device and the lens is defined by a z-axis. The lens may include one or more slide components to allow the lens to slide into or onto the frame along an x-axis that is perpendicular to the z-axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventors: Markus Andersson, Anders Lennartsson
  • Patent number: 10813199
    Abstract: A lighting system that includes a lighting device and a dimming controller. The lighting device has a support structure that supports multiple lighting zones. Each lighting zone including one or more lighting sources. The dimming controller is in communication with multiple dimmers supported by the lighting device. Each of the lighting sources is coupled to a corresponding dimmer from the multiple dimmers. The dimming controller is configured to communicate a controlled setting for one or more of the lighting zones to the multiple dimmers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: DOLAN DESIGNS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Patrick S. Dolan
  • Patent number: 10772702
    Abstract: A surgical lighting apparatus for illuminating a surgical environment includes a lighthead and a control unit. The control unit is configured to receive data from sensors positioned in one or more light emitting modules and identify, from the received data, an obstruction inhibiting delivery of a predetermined amount of light from one or more of light emitting elements of moveable light emitting modules to corresponding areas of a surgical site. The lighthead is configured to illuminate the surgical site. The lighthead includes a plurality of the light emitting modules and the sensors. Each of the light emitting modules includes a plurality of the light emitting elements positioned on a front side thereof. Each of the light emitting elements is configured to emit the predetermined amount of light from the light emitting modules to illuminate one of the corresponding areas of the surgical site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: James Allyn Petrucci, Lance Clark Bellows
  • Patent number: 10760758
    Abstract: A headlamp, and in particular a headlamp for a motor vehicle, comprising a digital micromirror device which reflects light hitting it so that it exits at least partially from the headlamp when the headlamp is operated. The headlamp also includes at least one first light source which emits light with a first luminance, and which hits the digital micromirror device at least partially when the headlamp is operated. The headlamp also includes at least one second light source emitting light when the headlamp is operated, and having a second luminance which is different from the first luminance. The light emitted from the at least one second light source hits, at least partially, the digital micromirror device. The areas of incidence of the light emitted by the light sources on the digital micromirror device overlap at least partially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Rainer Kauschke
  • Patent number: 10655822
    Abstract: An optical module (30) for a LED assembly (1) is disclosed. The optical module comprises a plurality of optical elements (31) and a plurality of mounting structures (40), each mounting structure comprising a stepped arrangement of mounting elements, in which each mounting element defines a step of the stepped arrangement, each step defining a different mounting height for the optical module. Also disclosed are a LED assembly including such an optical module, a luminaire including such a LED assembly and a method of assembling such a LED assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Nicolas Mignot, Romain Hameau, Stephan Certain, Thibaut Gamonal, Remi Noirot, Lionel Portay
  • Patent number: 10629787
    Abstract: At least some embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a lid for covering an optical device. The lid includes a metal member and a transparent encapsulant. The metal member includes a top surface, a first bottom surface, and a second bottom surface between the top surface and the first bottom surface. The transparent encapsulant is surrounded by the metal member and covers at least a portion of the second bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ADVANCED SEMICONDUCTOR ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: Hsin-Ying Ho, Hsun-Wei Chan, Ying-Chung Chen, Lu-Ming Lai
  • Patent number: 10619811
    Abstract: A flame simulator includes a light beam source that projects a beam of light, a flame screen, a light beam mover that imparts movement to at least a part of the light beam source, and a range limiter. The light beam source includes a light source adapted to produce light and at least one light conditioner adapted to act on the light from the light source to produce the beam of light with a color, size and shape that mimics a flame when the beam strikes the flame screen. The range limiter is operatively associated with the light beam source so that the beam of light, when being projected, strikes at least a portion of the flame screen and causes illumination of the flame screen by the beam of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: LOWE'S COMPANIES, INC.
    Inventor: Guillermo Enrique Baeza
  • Patent number: 10539285
    Abstract: A running board top plate is provided that comprises a plurality of light-diffusing waveguides, a reflective layer positioned around a portion of each light-diffusing waveguide, a base layer configured to receive one or more of the light-diffusing waveguides and the reflective layer, and a clear lens layer positioned over the light-diffusing waveguides, the reflective layer, and the base layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Bradley Johnson, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Stephen Kenneth Helwig, Stuart C. Salter, Jeffrey Alan Mesko
  • Patent number: 10520173
    Abstract: A system for mounting pendant lighting fixtures includes an interface component adapted to be at least partially retained in an opening defined by a ceiling. The interface component defines at least one aperture to accommodate a hanging support extending through the opening and configured to support a pendant lighting fixture. The system includes a cover plate defining at least one aperture to accommodate the hanging support. The system also includes at least one magnetic element operable to exert a magnetic bias on the cover plate to secure the cover plate against the interface component and at least partially cover the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Rachel Lynn Sidiropoulos
  • Patent number: 10422496
    Abstract: Electric lighting devices are described having a candle body with an upper surface coupled to a sidewall. A flame element is disposed entirely outside of the candle body and include one or more magnets or a ferrous material. The flame element is supported above the upper surface by a support member that extends upwardly from the upper surface and terminates at a first end disposed within the flame element. This allows the flame element some degree of movement about the support member that combined with a light source configured to illuminate a surface of the flame element creates a flickering flame effect. The device can also include a drive mechanism such as an electromagnet that generates an electromagnetic field that interacts with the magnets of the flame element to thereby cause movement of the flame element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: L&L Candle Company, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Patton, Kanchana Sanjaya Gunesekera Karunaratne, Gary Bordenkicher, Jeffrey Thompson
  • Patent number: 10384142
    Abstract: Embodiments herein use multiple different transmission modes of a line-of-sight (LOS) communication system (e.g., an infrared (IR) or visible light communicate system) to simulate user actions that correspond to different distances—e.g., a melee attack versus a ranged attack. A toy device may include various sensors that detect user motion which is then used to identify a user action. If the user action is a melee attack, then the attack should affect only targets that are close to the toy device. To simulate this difference between user actions, the toy device uses a first LOS transmission mode which may have a limited range to send an instruction to a target device. Conversely, if the user action is a ranged attack, then the toy device uses a second LOS transmission mode which has a greater range than the first LOS transmission mode to send the instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: David Tillman Naney, Philippe Putzeys
  • Patent number: 10353211
    Abstract: A pattern projector has a housing and a projection device disposed in the housing. The housing has a base and a cover. The cover is disposed on the base and has a connecting portion connected to the base, a convex portion, and a datum plane. The convex portion protrudes out of a front surface of the connecting portion, and has an outer lens disposed on the convex portion. The datum plane is defined between the connecting portion and the convex portion. A maximum height is defined from an inner surface of the convex portion to the datum plane. A maximum inner diameter of the convex portion is defined on the datum plane. The maximum inner diameter is three times to eleven times as long as the maximum height. A pattern projected by the projection device will not be distorted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Gemmy Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Cheng Chun Zhang, Lio Yenwei Chang
  • Patent number: 10288992
    Abstract: A laser light source for projector includes a laser light source module, first and second light receiving modules, a phosphor wheel, and a light combining module. The phosphor wheel has a first and a second side. The phosphor wheel receives the laser and converts the laser into first and second fluorescent light. The phosphor wheel receives the laser at a first side and emits the first fluorescent light. The phosphor wheel emits the second fluorescent light at a second side. After the first fluorescent light and the second fluorescent light passes through the first and second light receiving modules, at least one of the directions of optical axes of the first and second fluorescent light is changed. The light combining module receives the first and second fluorescent lights and emits a combined light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Keh-Su Chang, Chun-Hsien Lu, Yen-I Chou, Chi Chen, Po-Tsun Kuo
  • Patent number: 10267467
    Abstract: A light emitting module is disclosed. The light emitting module includes a condensing lens for condensing incident light into a space, a light source for providing first light to pass through the condensing lens, a first optical path conversion member for reflecting the first light to provide first reflected light to pass through the condensing lens, a second optical path conversion member for providing the first reflected light as second reflected light to pass through the condensing lens, and a case for receiving at least the condensing lens, the light source, the first optical path conversion member, and the second optical path conversion member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Park, Byungwoo Jeoung, Sangok Yeo
  • Patent number: 10253945
    Abstract: A searchlight including at least one diffuser for eliminating spatial non-uniformities in the illuminated beam. The searchlight may further include a reflector, with the diffuser(s) positioned in front of the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Douglas R. Jungwirth
  • Patent number: 10240768
    Abstract: A light fixture panning apparatus including a base, a light fixture rotatably coupled to the base such that the light fixture rotates about an axis relative to the base, and a bearing that facilitates rotation of the light fixture relative to the base about the axis. The bearing includes a raceway and a rolling element that rolls along the raceway as the light fixture rotates about the axis relative to the base. The raceway is curved such that the raceway extends around at least a portion of the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Cary Foster
  • Patent number: 10145555
    Abstract: A Cast Guard Unit (CGU) light fixture is suitable for dry and wet areas and seals a wiring cavity using a single O-Ring. A cylindrical projection of the CGU center telescopingly engages a cylindrical cavity in the CGU top to varying depth and flanges on the CGU center and CGU top sandwich a light shade. The engagement of the cylindrical projection into the cylindrical cavity is free to vary to accommodate varying thicknesses of various light shades. The O-Ring resides between the cylindrical projection and the cylindrical cavity sealing the wiring cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Jeffrey Ohai
  • Patent number: 10030831
    Abstract: A flame simulator can include a light beam source, a range limiter, a light beam mover, a power supply, a power control circuit, and a flame screen. The light beam source can be adapted to project a movable beam of light with a circular, oval, elliptical, or otherwise round, cross-sectional shape and with an intensity, shape and/or color that mimics a flame (e.g., a candle flame) when the beam strikes the flame screen. The light beam mover can generate beam movement and the range limiter can limit the range of movement so that the beam stays mostly on the flame screen in a region bounded by the typical range of movement of a flame being simulated (e.g., a candle flame moving in response to ambient air currents). The light beam mover can cause the illumination provided by the beam to dance on the flame screen with variations in position and shape that mimic a dancing flame (e.g., a candle flame being blown about by air currents). One or more of the flame simulators can be incorporated into an imitation candle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: LOWE'S COMPANIES, INC.
    Inventor: Guillermo Enrique Baeza
  • Patent number: 9995463
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an illumination device comprising a number of light sources arranged in at least a first group of light sources and in a second group of light sources, where said first group of light sources and said second group of light sources are individually controllable. Optical means collect light from the first and second group of light sources and convert the collected light into a number of first and second light beams. The illumination device comprises further zoom adapted to change the beam diverges and/or width of respectively the first and second light beams and rotating means adapted to change the refraction of the light source beam in relation to a primary optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: MARTIN PROFESSIONAL APS
    Inventors: Jesper Kjeldsen, Nina Kildeby, Peter Skytte Christoffersen, Carsten Dalsgaard, Aleksander Henrik Von Preyss
  • Patent number: 9810405
    Abstract: The invention discloses an electronic candle, comprising a plastic shell, wherein a spring is arranged inside the plastic shell, an upright metal wire is arranged at the upper end of the spring, a metal ring is arranged at the lower end of the spring, the metal wire is sleeved with an included angle reflecting screen, a plurality of color flame projectors matched with the included angle reflecting screen are arranged on the plastic shell above the spring, a supporting rod with a concave point is arranged on the plastic shell below the spring, a metal hook is arranged at the metal ring bottom, and a driver for driving the soft iron sheet to swing and an overall power supply for supplying power to the driver and the color flame projectors are arranged below the soft iron sheet. The invention achieves a good effect in reasonable structural design and decorative lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: SHENZHEN NINGRUI ELECTRONICAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiliang Yang, Shihai Zou
  • Patent number: 9772091
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate to a lens for omnidirectional illumination being rotationally symmetrical and including a light incident surface, a first refractive surface, a first reflective surface, a second refractive surface, and a third refractive surface. A first portion of light which passed through the light incident surface is refracted by the first refractive surface to produce first emergent light. A second portion of the light which passed through the light incident surface is reflected by the first reflective surface to the second refractive surface, and then is refracted by the second refractive surface to produce second emergent light. A third portion of the light which passed through the light incident surface is refracted by the third light refractive surface to produce third emergent light, the first emergent light, the second emergent light and the third emergent light jointly achieved omnidirectional illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: XueQin Lin, YingJun Cheng
  • Patent number: 9765935
    Abstract: An enclosure is divided into first and second portions by a theoretical plane defined by a horizontal line. LEDs are mounted on an LED board in the enclosure and are operable to emit light when energized through an electrical path. A first pin is mounted to a first end of the enclosure and a second pin mounted to a second end of the enclosure, both pins being in the electrical path. Braces support the LED board and comprise first and second legs. The first leg and second leg extend to a first point and a second point of intersection of the plane and the internal surface of the enclosure, respectively. A first conductor connects the first pin to the LED board and a second conductor connects the second pin to the LED board. The first conductor and first pin and the second conductor and the second pin are one-piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Rowlette, Jr., David Power
  • Patent number: 9599311
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a light source (101), and a first free-form reflector (110) registered with the light source (101) and receiving non-collimated light (102) from the light source (101). A secondary reflector (120) is configured to receive the non-collimated light reflected from the first free-form reflector (110). A second free-form reflector (110) is configured to receive the non-collimated light reflected from the secondary reflector (120). A virtual source reflector (125) is registered with the second free-form reflector (110) and configured to receive the non-collimated light reflected from the second free-form reflector (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Gilles Jean-Baptiste Benoit, Todd E. Bracher, Gary H. Paulsen, Byron E. Trotter, Catherine A. Leatherdale, Gina M. Albanese
  • Patent number: 9581306
    Abstract: A vehicle headlamp includes a light source, a projection optical member, a light deflector, and a tube shaped housing. The projection optical member projects light, which is incident on the projection optical member, ahead. The light deflector includes a plurality of optical devices that are arrayed. The optical devices are individually switchable between a first state and a second state. In the first state, the optical devices reflect light emitted from the light source to a direction other than a direction towards the projection optical member. In the second state, the optical devices reflect the emitted light towards the projection optical member. The light deflector is disposed inside the housing. The projection optical member is disposed in an opening portion of the housing. A first portion, of the housing, intersecting a path of a light beam incident on the light deflector is transparent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamamura, Takayuki Yagi
  • Patent number: 9557016
    Abstract: The invention provides a provides a lighting unit (100) comprising a first light source (110), a second light source (210), a first wavelength converting (1100), a second wavelength converting element (2100), wherein the lighting unit further comprises a transport infrastructure (20) configured to arrange the first light source, the second light source, the first wavelength converting element, and the second wavelength converting element in a first configuration or a second configuration by transport of one or more of these, wherein in the first configuration and the second configuration the lighting unit provides lighting unit light having substantially the same color point while having different color rendering indices. With such lighting unit, it is possible to switch between high CRI-low efficiency and low CRI-high efficiency at a given color temperature (or color point).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Philips Lighting Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Ties Van Bommel, Rifat Ata Mustafa Hikmet
  • Patent number: 9528670
    Abstract: An electronic lighting device simulating real fire comprising a flame sheet (1), a supporting frame (2), a light emitting element (3) and a drive mechanism; the flame sheet (1) comprises a flame section (1.1), a balance section (1.2) and a supporting point (1.3); the supporting point (1.3) is positioned between the flame section (1.1) and the balance section (1.2); the drive mechanism is positioned corresponding to a middle part of the flame sheet (1); the drive mechanism exerts driving force to the middle part of the flame sheet (1). The electronic lighting device simulating real fire has a compact design. When the flame sheet swings, the ferromagnet is always positioned within the strong magnetic field of the electromagnetic coil. Therefore, the magnetic force can be much better utilized and thus a weaker current should be sufficient to drive the flame sheet to swing reciprocally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: Shangqiang Wu
  • Patent number: 9493109
    Abstract: A method for highlighting an expected movement path of a vehicle, the method including a step of determining a traffic situation using an item of information concerning a surrounding environment of the vehicle. In addition, the method includes a step of determining the expected movement path based on the traffic situation. In addition, the method includes a step of providing a control signal for controlling a roadway marking device using the movement path in order to highlight the expected movement path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Nordbruch, Roland Galbas, Armin Ruehle
  • Patent number: 9458976
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighting device (1) for a motor vehicle, comprising at least one light unit (2), for example two or more light units (2), wherein each light unit (2) comprises: a reflector (3) and also at least one light source (4) paired with the reflector (3), wherein light from the at least one light source (4) is emitted into a region in front of the vehicle via the corresponding reflector (3) (in the installed state of the lighting device (1)), and the one or more light sources (4) is/are arranged, preferably fixedly, on at least one mounting body (5), preferably on a common mounting body (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: ZIZALA LICHTSYSTEME GMBH
    Inventors: Irmgard Krenn, Clemens Hauer
  • Patent number: 9435996
    Abstract: An illumination optical system for a beam projector includes: a light source; a color conversion unit having at least one fluorescent substance layer that reflects a light from the light source or converts the light emitted from the light source to a wavelength-converted light; and a dichroic mirror that causes the light emitted from the light source to be incident on the color conversion unit. Lights reflected or emitted by the conversion unit and having different wavelengths are incident on a display panel through the same path. In the illumination optical system, a light emitted from one light source can be processed to produce red, green and blue lights which can be in turn incident on the display panel through the same optical path of the light reflected or emitted by the conversion unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-Kwan Kim, Seong-Ha Park, Yong-Chan Keh, Jung-Kee Lee, Joong-Wan Park
  • Patent number: 9416933
    Abstract: A multifunction LED headlamp that utilizes a common light source and a plurality of shutter or mask members to produce a plurality of different light beam modes of operation. The plurality of shutter or mask members are generally opaque to occlude or mask light. Each of the plurality of shutter or mask members have at least one edge and the edge of a first one or the plurality of shutter or mask members cooperates with an edge of a second one of the plurality of shutter or mask members to provide or form a generally horizontal opening whose size is varied by pivoting the plurality of shutter or mask members towards or away from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Lee King
  • Patent number: 9412914
    Abstract: Provided is a light emitting device having a high light emitting efficiency and a good brightness distribution, further having a good color mixing and a good light distribution. A light emitting device includes a base member, a plurality of light emitting elements disposed on the base member, and a sealing member sealing the light emitting elements. The base member has a plurality of regions divided by virtual lines extending in a radial manner from one point disposed on the base member to an outer periphery of the base member, and a light transmissive wall member between adjacent two regions of the plurality of regions. A sealing member containing a fluorescent material is disposed on each region of the plurality of regions. A color tone of light emitted from a first region which is one of the two adjacent regions of the plurality of regions differs from a color tone of light emitted from a second region which is the other of the two adjacent regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuta Oka
  • Patent number: 9243795
    Abstract: Disclosed are a modular lighting apparatus and a method of manufacturing the same. The modular lighting apparatus may be configured such that a volume of a heat radiating module may easily be changed to satisfy standards established by a variety of products groups. An optical module is configured to be interchangeable to provide different form factors that conform to different standards. The modular configuration and associated method of manufacturing the modular lighting apparatus provides enhanced assembly efficiency as well as reduced manufacturing costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Younggun Hong, Seoyoung Jeong, Hyunha Kim, Namjin Kim, Yunjin Yim
  • Patent number: 9212793
    Abstract: Systems and methods for lighting body panels of automobiles to facilitate repair of the body panels, where one embodiment is a portable lighting apparatus that includes a light board, a base and an extension member that connects the light board to the base. The light board is supported by the extension member, which is supported by the base. A battery in the base provides power through conductors in the extension member to light sources in the light board. The extension member has a conduit that holds the conductors therein and can rotate, thereby allowing the light board to rotate with respect to the base. A suction cup mount on the base enables the base to be secured to an automobile body panel, and the extension member allows the light board to be positioned as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Inventor: James M. Lee
  • Patent number: 9086615
    Abstract: An image projection apparatus includes a light source unit including a light source detachable from a main body, an image forming part to form an image with a light from the light source, a projection optical system to project the image, an openable cover to open and close an opening formed for attaching and detaching the light source unit to and from the main body, an abutting member on which the light source unit abuts when the light source unit is attached to the main body, and a pressing member to press the light source unit to the abutting member, in conjunction with a fix operation of the openable cover to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Naoyuki Ishikawa, Masamichi Yamada, Tetsuya Fujioka, Yasutada Tsukioka, Hideo Kanai
  • Publication number: 20150145994
    Abstract: A stage light fixture is provided with a light source adapted to emit a light beam; with a main body where the light source is arranged; and with a head articulated with respect to the main body and configured to selectively deflect the light beam coming out from the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Pasquale Quadri, Angelo Cavenati
  • Publication number: 20150146415
    Abstract: A lighting device includes an LED light source for emitting light in a first direction about an axis, a projection lens mounted on the axis, and a gobo having a preselected design which is mountable along the axis between the LED light source and lens to intercept at least some of the emitted light. The lens is moveable along the axis, preferably positionable at least at three axial positions. The first such axial position is the distance from the LED light source corresponding to the focal point of the lens. The second axial position is the distance from the gobo corresponding to the focal point of the lens. The third axial position is a distance from the LED light source corresponding to less than the focal point of the lens. In one embodiment, the lighting device includes a recycling collar having a central opening through which the axis extends. In another embodiment, the projection lens is a TIR lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Kenneth LI
  • Patent number: 9039217
    Abstract: A lighting device may be provided that includes: a light emitting device; and an optical exciter which is disposed over the light emitting device and emits light excited by the light emitted from the light emitting device, wherein the optical exciter includes at least one of a yellow fluorescent material, a green fluorescent material and a red fluorescent material, wherein the optical exciter moves over the light emitting device, and wherein a color temperature of the light emitted from the optical exciter varies according to the movement of the optical exciter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Chan Park, Kyung Il Kong, Byeong Guk Min
  • Patent number: 9041306
    Abstract: An illumination device (1) comprises: input terminals (2) for coupling to AC mains; a LED string (10) connected in series with the input terminals; a rectifier (30), having input terminals connected in series with the LED string; a controllable voltage source (40), having input terminals coupled to the rectifier output terminals; a series arrangement of at least one auxiliary LED (51) and a second ballast resistor (52) connected to the output terminals of the controllable voltage source. The voltage source comprises: a series arrangement of an adjustable first resistor (46) and a second resistor (47) connected in parallel to the input terminals; a tuneable Zener diode (49) connected in parallel to the output terminals, having a control input terminal (48) connected to the node between the two resistors; wherein positive output terminal is connected to positive input terminal and negative output terminal is connected to negative input terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Georg Sauerlaender
  • Publication number: 20150131288
    Abstract: A spotlight has a light base, a supporting base, a power supply, a motor, a lighting module, a multi-surface refractive lens and a beam-splitter lens light shade. The supporting base is connected with the light base. The power supply, the motor, the lighting module, and the multi-surface refractive lens are mounted in the light base. The lighting module has multiple light emitting diode units facing the multi-surface refractive lens. The multi-surface refractive lens is mounted around a motor shaft of the motor. The beam-splitter lens light shade is mounted on the light base and has multiple multi-angle refractive convex-lens bodies facing the multi-surface refractive lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: GEMMY INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Cheng-Chun Zhang