Angularly Adjustable Or Respositionable Patents (Class 362/282)
  • Patent number: 11185175
    Abstract: A self-catheterization assist device is provided. The self-catheterization assist device includes an adjustable support component; a yoke attached to the adjustable support component; a mirror surround rotatably attached to the yoke; a dual-sided mirror with a flat surface and a concave surface mounted within the mirror surround; and an independently repositionable focused-beam lamp mounted on the mirror surround. A self-catheterization assist kit is also provided. The kit includes a visual aid device and a urine containment bowl. The visual aid device has an adjustable support component; a yoke attached to the adjustable support component; a mirror surround rotatably attached to the yoke; a dual-sided mirror with a flat surface and a concave surface mounted within the mirror surround; and an independently repositionable focused-beam lamp mounted on the mirror surround. The urine containment bowl is attachable to the adjustable support component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventor: Diane Elizabeth Sands
  • Patent number: 11112078
    Abstract: An effect wheel assembly for a stage light, comprising a plurality of effect wheels, each effect wheel having several effect sheets, a rotating shaft, and a transmission mechanism, the rotating shaft passing through an axle center of each effect wheel. The effect sheets of each of the effect wheels are correspondingly arranged to create various combined effects, and the transmission mechanism drives the rotating shaft to rotate in such a way that the effect wheels rotate coaxially. The effect sheets are driven by the transmission mechanism to rotate coaxially, during the rotating, the effects provided by the effect sheets will overlap such that a new stage effect is presented. The effect wheel assembly can not only meet the demand of multiple effects, but also meet the demand of a simplified structure, which is more practical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU HAOYANG ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weikai Jiang
  • Patent number: 11067253
    Abstract: A luminaire (10) comprises an array of lighting units (12) arranged as a plurality of regions (14a-14e). A reflector arrangement (16) is provided over the array of lighting units (12) for directing the light from each region (14a-14e) of the luminaire (10) to a different spread of light output directions. Each lighting unit (12) of at least one of the regions (14a-14e) comprises a first sub-unit (20, 22, 24) with a first polarised light output and a second sub-unit (20, 22, 24) with a second light output which is different from the first light output in polarisation, wherein the first and second sub-units (20, 22, 24) are independently controllable. In this way, light output in a certain range of directions can be controlled to have a desired polarisation. By actuating different sub-units (20, 22, 24), the polarisation can be dynamically controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Signify Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Marc Andre De Samber, Hugo Johan Cornelissen, Jochen Renaat Van Gheluwe, Norbertus Antonius Maria Sweegers
  • Patent number: 11067817
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical element rotating device, which is simple in structure and convenient in use, and can prevent the stuck phenomenon of the rotating motion of the optical element main body from affecting the using effect of the stage light, comprising a base body, a ball holder, a ball, a ball pressing plate, an elastic element, and a cover, wherein the ball holder is sleeved outside the periphery of the base body; and the ball, the ball pressing plate, the elastic element and the cover are sequentially positioned between the ball holder and the base body from bottom to top. A stage light optical device is also disclosed, comprising an optical element main body and the rotating device, wherein the optical element main body is positioned on the base body of the rotating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU HAOYANG ELECTRONIC CO., LTD. (CN)
    Inventor: Weikai Jiang
  • Patent number: 11047547
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a stage lamp optical system having beam and pattern effects comprising a laser light source, a first light guide component, an LED light source, a second light guide component and a plurality of optical lens components, which are sequentially arranged along a main optical axis, wherein both the LED light source and the second light guide component are provided with an opening at a position directly facing the first light guide component; and after the light from the laser light source passes through the first light guide component or after the light from the LED light source passes through the second light guide component, the light sequentially passes through the plurality of optical lens components to form a light output in a beam mode or in a pattern mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Weikai Jiang
  • Patent number: 11029485
    Abstract: An optical mount has a component support for an optical component, a clamp member and a frame. The frame has a component support interface that, when positioned against the component support, defines a first spherical curvature for pivoting the component support about a center of curvature. A clamping interface defines a second spherical curvature, concentric with the center of curvature of the component support interface, for pivoting the clamp member. A coupling is configured to urge the clamp member toward the component support against the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: JAID Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank DeWitt, IV
  • Patent number: 11022323
    Abstract: Devices and methods for reflecting at least a portion of the heat output of a space heater are described. A supplementary reflector is positioned to reflect a portion of the heat generated by the space heater. The supplementary reflector can be angled relative to the vertical axis to direct reflected heat downwards, while also providing adjustable side panels that provide focus and further direction of the reflected heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Steve Mushnick
  • Patent number: 10969066
    Abstract: A glowstick includes a lighting module, the lighting module including a light source having a primary direction of emission. The glowstick further includes a polymer rod, the polymer rod interfaced with the lighting module, the polymer rod having a length, a depth, and a width, wherein the length is greater than the depth and the length is greater than the width, the polymer rod proximate to the light source such that the primary direction of emission of the light source is aligned with the length of the polymer rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Nite Ize, Inc.
    Inventors: Bowden Ormsbee, Leo Lesperance
  • Patent number: 10932681
    Abstract: Provided is an optical unit that radiates a coherent light such that the coherent light is incident in a target region of speckle image capturing in accordance with a pattern that includes a bright region and a dark region located uniformly in at least one direction in the target region. Provided is a measurement system including: an optical unit that radiates a coherent light such that the coherent light is incident in a target region in accordance with a pattern that includes a bright region and a dark region located uniformly in at least one direction in the target region; a light reception unit that receives a reflected light of the coherent light in the target region; and an imaging unit that captures an image of a speckle included in the reflected light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Nishimura, Kota Aizawa, Yoshihiro Wakita
  • Patent number: 10901134
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an optical inspection apparatus including: an imaging optical system; one or more light sources; a light guide which extends cylindrically along an optical axis of the imaging optical system and whose end face is opposed to the one or more light sources; a total reflecting surface formed on an inner surface of the light guide to totally internally reflect light struck into the light guide from the end face; a mirror surface formed on an outer surface of the light guide to reflect light struck into the light guide from the one or more light sources, toward the inspection target; and a transmission surface formed on the inner surface of the light guide to transmit the light reflected by the mirror surface, toward the inspection target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ohno, Takahiro Kamikawa, Takehiro Hato, Hiroya Kano
  • Patent number: 10816165
    Abstract: A luminaire assembly and a silicone optical array. The luminaire assembly includes a housing, a substrate, and a silicone optical array. The housing defines a light emitting chamber. The substrate has a plurality of light emitting sources, such as light emitting diodes, supported thereby in an array. The substrate defines a peripheral edge. The silicone optical array has a plurality of silicone optics formed in the silicone optical array. The silicone optical array is located so as to cover one side of the substrate and the plurality of light emitting sources. The silicone optical array may further include a silicone mat and a plurality of silicone optics formed in the silicone mat and being arranged in an array corresponding to the array of light emitting sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: LSI Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward R. McCracken, Jr., John D. Boyer, James G. Vanden Eynden, Eric J. Mooar
  • Patent number: 10808899
    Abstract: A flameless candle includes: a candle body forming an interior region, wherein the candle body includes an upper surface and an aperture in the upper surface; a light source positioned in the interior region of the candle body; a force-inducing portion configured to alternatively induce a first mechanical force and a second mechanical force; and a projection screen. The projection screen is configured to receive the first mechanical force and responsively move to a first position and receive the second mechanical force and responsively move to a second position. When the projection screen is moved to the second position, the light source is automatically energized such that a light is emitted onto the projection screen. When the projection screen is moved to the first position, the light source is automatically de-energized such that the light is not emitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Sterno Home Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Carpintero, Lucian Hurduc, Carl Marinier
  • Patent number: 10775032
    Abstract: An area light includes a housing defining a central axis and including a first portion and a second portion, the second portion arranged to emit light. A lens is coupled to the housing, and a light assembly is disposed within the second portion. The light assembly includes a plurality of LEDs arranged to emit light through the lens and in a direction that extends 360 degrees around the central axis. A battery is selectively coupled to the housing and is arranged to provide power to the LEDs to allow for the emission of light at a level of at least 5700 lumens for at least two hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Ross McIntyre, Kyle Harvey
  • Patent number: 10654403
    Abstract: A motorcycle (1) including: a motorcycle body (2,3,4) extending along a longitudinal axis (L-L) and having a front part (2), a tail part (4) and a central part (3) comprised between the front part (2) and the tail part (4); at least two wheels (5,6) constrained to the motorcycle body (2,3,4), including a front wheel (5) and a rear wheel (6); a traction engine (7) constrained to the motorcycle body (2, 3, 4) and operatively connected to at least one of the wheels (5, 6); at least one headlight (12) fixed to the front part (2); at least one rear light (14) fixed to the tail part (4). The motorcycle (1) further includes a first auxiliary lighting device (30) fixed to the motorcycle body (2,3,4) and adapted to be electrically controlled in order to be activated and deactivated, wherein the first auxiliary lighting device (30) is arranged and oriented so that, when activated, it lights a ground portion (G1) being on the side and/or under the central part (3) of the motorcycle body (2,3,4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: PIAGGIO & C. S.P.A.
    Inventors: Mario Donato Santucci, Stefano Bartolozzi
  • Patent number: 10583899
    Abstract: A lighthouse lantern comprising a power supply and a phosphor-containing emitter is disclosed. The lighthouse lantern includes a power supply; a laser diode configured for receiving power from the power supply and irradiating laser in one direction; a phosphor-containing emitter positioned on a traveling line of the laser, wherein the emitter is configured for receiving the laser and emitting light; and a pair of reflective structures disposed symmetrically with respect to the phosphor-containing emitter, wherein each reflective structure has a reflective surface inclined in a direction away from the phosphor-containing emitter, wherein the reflective surfaces of the reflective structures are symmetrical with each other with respect to the phosphor-containing emitter. In accordance with the present disclosure, the lighthouse lantern may generate high output with low input power and thus has improved power efficiency, may suppress frequent failures near sea or seawater, and may reduce production costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: PUKYONG NATIONAL UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventor: Hyun Kyoung Yang
  • Patent number: 10434931
    Abstract: A light distribution switching device of a head lamp may include: a housing installed at the front of a light source of the head lamp; a shield part rotatably installed in the housing, and adjusting movement of light irradiated from the light source depending on a rotational position; a rotating gear mounted on the shield part and rotated with the shield part; a driving part rotating a driving gear engaged with the rotating gear; and an elastic return part installed on the shield part, and moving the shield part to the original position when the driving part is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Geun Jun, Hyuk Min Lee, Gil Won Han
  • Patent number: 10386032
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting module is disclosed including a lighting unit comprising a solid state light element; a reflector arranged to reflect light emitted by the solid state light element; and a lens array opposite the reflector, said lens array comprising a plurality of substantially upright columnar lenses for distributing the reflected light in a plane perpendicular to the propagation direction of said upright lenses, wherein the solid state light element is arranged such that at least most of the emitted light is directed towards the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Ping Wu
  • Patent number: 10359170
    Abstract: The lamp fitting for a vehicle includes a plurality of laser light sources, and laser light from the plurality of laser light sources is introduced into a plurality of optical systems, and is used in the plurality of optical systems. The lamp fitting for a vehicle includes: a plurality of laser light sources; one or more optical fibers; one or more optical systems which are provided in conformity with the one or more optical fibers and to which a corresponding emission end of the optical fiber among the one or more optical fibers is connected; and a plurality of optical elements which are disposed between the laser light sources and an incident end of the one or more optical fibers, and constitute an optical path guiding laser light from at least one of the laser light sources to the incident end of the one or more optical fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Akisada, Naoko Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10267979
    Abstract: A light shaping article includes a solid optic having a cross-sectional profile including an input interface; a convex output surface opposite the input interface; a concave first side surface extending between the input interface and the convex output surface; and a second side surface opposite the concave first side surface extending from between input interface to the convex output surface. The concave first side surface and the convex output surface are configured such that, when the solid optic receives input light having an input angular range in a plane of the cross-sectional profile, the solid optic guides the light to and emits the light from the output surface in an output angular range in the plane. A prevalent propagation direction of output light in the output angular range is tilted toward the second side surface relative to a prevalent propagation direction of input light in the input angular range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventors: Ingo Speier, Victor E. Isbrucker
  • Patent number: 10205918
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display device having a support frame, a front panel having a front surface and a back surface, coupled to the support frame; and a projection array for a rear projection on the back surface of the front panel. The projection array includes a plurality of horizontal video projection bars, wherein the horizontal light projection bars are vertically spaced apart, and wherein each of the horizontal light projection bars comprises a plurality of light projection sources. The display device further includes a power source and a video image controller for controlling the plurality of light projection sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: NIEDO GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Terrence Patrick Niedermeyer, Kyle Martin Cole
  • Patent number: 10145524
    Abstract: An automated luminaire with dual over-sized graphic wheels that can be inserted and positioned into or out of the light path of the luminaire together as a unit and each graphic wheel can be rotated independent of the other wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Robe Lighting s.r.o
    Inventors: Pavel Jurik, Josef Valchar
  • Patent number: 10146005
    Abstract: A light shaping article includes a solid optic having a cross-sectional profile including an input interface; a convex output surface opposite the input interface; a concave first side surface extending between the input interface and the convex output surface; and a second side surface opposite the concave first side surface extending from between input interface to the convex output surface. The concave first side surface and the convex output surface are configured such that, when the solid optic receives input light having an input angular range in a plane of the cross-sectional profile, the solid optic guides the light to and emits the light from the output surface in an output angular range in the plane. A prevalent propagation direction of output light in the output angular range is tilted toward the second side surface relative to a prevalent propagation direction of input light in the input angular range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventors: Ingo Speier, Victor E. Isbrucker
  • Patent number: 10139073
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) light bar comprises a housing, a row of a first plurality of LEDs which are next to each other in the housing and are for transmitting light of a first color and at a first power level, a plurality of reflectors surrounding each of the LEDs, and a second plurality of LEDs in the housing at opposite ends thereof. The first plurality of LEDs are electrically connected together. The second plurality of LEDs are electrically connected together independently of the first plurality of LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: QUADRATEC, INC.
    Inventors: Theodore H. Wentz, Jr., Steven M. Fisher
  • Patent number: 10132473
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a light fixture comprising at least one light source generating light; a light collector configured to collect at least a part of the light and to convert the light into a light beam propagating a long an optical axis, where the light beam is concentrated at an optical gate arranged along the optical axis and an optical assembly comprising at least one optical front lens. The optical assembly is configured to project at least a part of said light beam along said optical axis and the light fixture comprises a prism effect system. The prism effects system comprises a first prism comprising an entrance surface and a multi-faceted exit surface and a second prism comprising a multi-faceted entrance surface and an exit surface, where the first and second prism comprises an identical number of inverted facets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: MARTIN PROFESSIONAL APS.
    Inventors: Claus Ellevang Hansen, Nina Lillelund Kildeby
  • Patent number: 10126531
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a motorized lens tray for a multi-focal length lens imaging system. In particular, a lens trays holds a variety of fixed focal length lenses, and a motorized mechanism moves the lens tray to align the desired lens with an imaging unit. This provides the flexibility to change focal lengths without the complexity, size, weight, and image quality degradation associated with a zoom lens. Certain embodiments of the invention are intended for use with digital cameras and cellular phones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Xing Du
  • Patent number: 10118533
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a laser light source, a wavelength converter, a light reflector for two-dimensionally scanning light from the laser light source to form a light intensity distribution on the wavelength converter, a control unit for controlling first and second actuators driving the light reflector, and an optical system for projecting the light intensity distribution formed on the wavelength converter as an output light distribution pattern. The first actuator might be a resonant or non-resonant drive, while the second actuator is a non-resonant drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Yatsuda, Hiroshi Hirasawa
  • Patent number: 10060601
    Abstract: A lighting device, in particular suitable for being embedded in the ground, comprising an external appliance body, of a substantially cylindrical shape, comprising a bottom wall and a side wall which extends from said bottom wall. A lighting source attached to said bottom wall of the external appliance body and suitable to emit a beam of light with a main axis (X), towards a lens suitable to focus said beam of light. Lateral translation means are also provided for suitable to cause a translation of the lens on a lens plane orthogonal to said main axis so as to offset the center of the lens from said main axis, and rotation means suitable to cause a rotation of the offset lens on said lens plane around said main axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: TARGETTI SANKEY S.P.A.
    Inventor: Andrea Donnini
  • Patent number: 9989219
    Abstract: A light bulb is disclosed herein, which in general, includes a light transmitting bulb portion and a base portion. The light transmitting bulb portion includes a rotating light aperture. The base portion includes a motor for rotating the light aperture. The light transmitting bulb portion is rotated independently of the base portion to direct light produced by the light bulb in a direction defined by a rotational position of the light aperture. A controller, battery, and wireless transceiver are included in the light bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Hyrum Malone, Justin Robinson
  • Patent number: 9945531
    Abstract: A shield driving device for a headlamp, which operates a rotary shield that selectively blocks a portion of light emitted from a light source to an aspherical lens, the shield driving device may include the rotary shield disposed in front of the light source, and performing a closing operation for blocking the portion of light from the light source, and an opening operation for unblocking the portion of the light while rotating about a rotating shaft, a shield controlling cam disposed below the rotary shield to be rotatable in a state of being in contact with a cam contact portion of the rotary shield, and rotating simultaneously with the cam contact portion by frictional force caused by contact, and an actuator which transmits rotational power to the shield controlling cam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Seong Hoon Lee, Young Sub Oh, Su Ho Bae
  • Patent number: 9920894
    Abstract: Recessed lighting rough-in section (i.e. housing) and finishing section (i.e. luminaire module) including a textured surface and catch mechanism is disclosed. The luminaire module includes a textured surface that is oriented along a diagonal, a coiled path or an orbital path of rows of recesses which engage corresponding catch mechanisms. Coarse adjustment of the height of the luminaire module may be determined by moving the luminaire module vertically and fine adjustment may be determined by rotation of the luminaire module with respect of the catch mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Andrew Briggs, Brandon Crooks, Timothy Farrell
  • Patent number: 9890910
    Abstract: An optical unit includes a light source having both a first light emitting element for emitting light having a first color and a second light emitting element for emitting light having a second color that is different from the first color; and a rotating reflector configured to be rotated in one direction around a rotational shaft, while reflecting the light having the first color and the light having the second color, which have been emitted from the light source. In the rotating reflector, a reflecting surface is provided such that a predetermined light distribution pattern is formed with the light having the first color and the light having the second color, which have been reflected by the rotation of the rotating reflector, being superimposed one on another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Satoshi Yamamura
  • Patent number: 9874326
    Abstract: A solar garden lamp includes a solar panel, a lamp body, and a bracket, the solar panel is installed on the bracket via a horizontally disposed solar panel support which is connected with the bracket via an erectly first rotating shaft with an electrical motor, the solar panel is rotatable around a front side of the solar panel support, the lamp body is connected with two sides of a fixing element via a horizontally disposed third rotating shaft, the fixing element is installed below the bracket and is connected with the bracket via an erect second rotating shaft, and the lamp body is capable of rotating around a perpendicular line where the third rotating shaft is connected. The solar panel can realize adjustment in two dimensions to meet absorption of solar light. The lamp body can realize the adjustment of each illuminating angle, and realize maximum illumination area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Ningbo Weitao Electrical Appliance Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jiangang Dai
  • Patent number: 9689549
    Abstract: A vehicle headlight device 100 includes a light source 11, a Dove prism 40, and a rotation mechanism 50. The light source 11 emits light. The Dove prism 40 changes a propagation direction of light received at an incidence surface 401 to bring the light to a reflecting surface 402, and changes a propagation direction of light reflected at the reflecting surface 402 to output the light from an exit surface 403. The rotation mechanism 50 rotatably supports the Dove prism 40 about a line which passes through the incidence surface 401 and the exit surface 403 as an axis of rotation R, and rotates the Dove prism 40 in a direction opposite to a bank direction of a vehicle body in accordance with a bank angle k of the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashige Suwa, Ritsuya Oshima, Muneharu Kuwata, Atsushi Michimori, Kuniko Kojima
  • Patent number: 9523474
    Abstract: A headlamp for a vehicle is provided. The headlamp includes: a reflector which reflects light emitted from a light source; a lens which the light emitted from the light source penetrates; a lens holder which supports the lens; and a shield assembly which is provided between the reflector and the lens holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyuk Min Lee, Hyun Soo Lee, Myoung Guk Bang, In Heum Park
  • Patent number: 9494178
    Abstract: Structures in an electronic device such as substrates associated with a display may be bonded together using liquid adhesive. Fiber-based equipment may be used to apply ultraviolet light to peripheral edges of an adhesive layer during bonding. There-dimensional adhesive shapes may be produced using nozzles with adjustable openings, computer-controlled positioners, and other adhesive dispensing equipment. Ultraviolet light may be applied to liquid adhesive through a mask with an opacity gradient. Adjustable shutter structures may control adhesive exposure to ultraviolet light. Ultraviolet light exposure may be used to create an adhesive dam that helps create a well defined adhesive border. Multiple layers of adhesive may be applied between a pair of substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Cyrus Y. Liu, Kuo-Hua Sung, Po-Jui Chen, Silvio Grespan
  • Patent number: 9441806
    Abstract: A rotary shade is disposed behind a projection lens to block a portion of light emitted from a light source. The rotary shade has a twisted end surface to form an edge projected as a peripheral edge of a light distribution pattern which changes position in relation to the rotation of the shade. The twisted end surface is arranged so that the closer the twisted end surface is to the projection lens the more the twisted end surface approaches the optical axis. The twisted end surface moves from the front to the back of a rear focal point in relation to the rotation of the rotary shade in the direction in which the illumination area of the light distribution pattern increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Teruaki Yamamoto, Akinori Matsumoto, Kiyotaka Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 9303846
    Abstract: A lamp having a lamp base and a longitudinal axis, with a first lens with more than one segment having optic elements located distal from the lamp base. Where optic elements within a segment have similar optical properties and at least two of the segments have optic elements with different optical properties. A second lens located between the distal lens and the lamp base, the second lens having a plurality of total internal reflection (TIR) lens elements each having a focal point, with a finite light source is positioned at about each of the TIR lens element focal points. At least one of the first lens or the second lens is moveable about the longitudinal axis so as to change an alignment between the optic element segments, the TIR lens elements, and the finite light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Jeyachandrabose Chinniah, Benjamin Lee Yoder, Thomas Clynne
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9000400
    Abstract: Provided is a portable ultraviolet device for exploring a mineral resource. The portable ultraviolet device for exploring the mineral resource may include a body, a visible component, an ultraviolet lamp assembly, and a darkroom component. The visible component is coupled to the body to pass through the body so that a mineral resource disposed at a lower portion of the body is observed from an upper side of the body. The ultraviolet lamp assembly part is coupled to the body to emit ultraviolet rays onto the mineral resource. The darkroom component is coupled to a bottom surface of the body to surround the visible component and the ultraviolet lamp assembly and defines an external light blocking space having an openable inlet in a lower portion of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources
    Inventors: Il-Mo Kang, Ki-Min Roh, Se-Jung Chi, Sang-Mo Koh, Chul-Ho Heo
  • Publication number: 20150092416
    Abstract: A light includes a body, a front housing secured to a front end of the body, a translating retainer rotatably engaged with the front housing, a slip ring positioned around the front housing and between the translating member and the front end of the body, a compressible ring positioned around the front housing and between the slip ring and the front end of the body, a lens mounted to the front housing, an electronic assembly, and a light emitting element in electrical communication with the electronic assembly and positioned within the lens. Rotation of the translating retainer in a first direction causes the translating retainer to drive the slip ring toward the front end of the body, compressing the compressible ring and causing the compressible ring to bulge outward to contact, and removably engage, an inner wall of a pipe or conduit that the light is positioned in.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin L. Potucek, James Carter, Gregory Fournier, James Murdock, Steven Mitchell, Douglas Sawyer, JR., Matt Williamson
  • Publication number: 20150092418
    Abstract: Automatic light control system for a Luminaire with a light source and beam forming light collector with and intense hotspot. The Luminaire automatically selects a large aperture when a gobo is selected. When no gobo is selected then a medium aperture is automatically selected. In some embodiments these selections can be overridden. In some embodiments the large and medium aperture are on a non-glass gobo wheel. In further embodiments, when blackout is selected, this wheel automatically advances ½ position or 1 and ½ position so as to support a blackout state of the fixture until a non-blackout condition is selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Pavel JURIK, Josef Valchar
  • Publication number: 20150077725
    Abstract: An illumination unit includes a light source, an optical mixer to form secondary light sources from a light beam from the light source, and an illumination system to illuminate an optical modulator with the light beam from the optical mixer, including an optical element having an anamorphic surface, in which the optical element is rotated at a certain rotational angle about a rotational axis which is a normal line from a vertex of a surface of the optical element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Yasuyuki SHIBAYAMA
  • Patent number: 8960962
    Abstract: A ceiling mount lighting fixture includes a channel, a channel cover, and a light source including a plurality of light-emitting diodes. The channel cover includes two sides that intersect in a V-shaped base, with light-emitting diodes mounted on each side. The light-emitting diodes emit light at cone angles that overlap at the base of the channel cover. The fixture may include a diffuser and an end cap positioned on each end of the channel, each end cap including a groove. A plurality of strips may be located on the diffuser, each strip moveable from a first position on the diffuser a distance from the end caps to a second position in which the strip engages the groove on one of the end caps, thereby serving as a light trap to block light from exiting gaps between the diffuser and end caps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Barry McCane, John T. Mayfield, III, Russell Vern Rouse
  • Patent number: 8960963
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a light source that emits an electromagnetic radiation input beam, a dichroic first mirror that reflects a first output beam and transmits a second output beam, a second mirror positioned to reflect the second output beam, and an absorber for absorbing radiation emitted by the light source. An adjustable support for the dichroic and second mirror is also provided and is adjustable between a first position where the first beam is transmitted and a second position where the second beam is transmitted, with the other beam being directed to the absorber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Douglas R. Jungwirth, Gregory A. Campbell, Emilio Quezada
  • Patent number: 8960969
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode (LED) apparatus comprises a substrate, a first layer formed over at least a portion of the substrate, an active layer formed over at least a portion of the first layer, a second layer formed over at least a portion of the active layer, and at least one waveguide formed below the substrate. A first portion of light from the LED is directed in a first direction and a second portion of light from the LED is directed in a second direction via the waveguide, the second direction being different than the first direction. The apparatus may further comprise a shutter formed at least one of above and below the waveguide, the shutter being adjustable to control an amount of light entering or exiting the waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph M. Freund
  • Patent number: 8960971
    Abstract: A luminaire comprises a light fixture that includes a housing. The housing includes a light emitting diode (LED) light source and a back wall that has a first surface shape. The luminaire further comprises a mounting system that includes a surface mounting bracket, or a tie rod that has a first end that includes a plurality of teeth. The mounting system also includes a mounting plate rotatably coupled to the surface mounting bracket or to the tie rod. The mounting plate is coupled to the back wall of the housing. The mounting plate has a second surface shape, where the first surface shape and the second surface shape are substantially the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Chad Stuart Newton
  • Patent number: 8960961
    Abstract: A lamp with functions of adjusting an illumination direction is disclosed. A substrate is disposed on a base and includes a through groove. At least one light source is disposed on the substrate. An electronic control unit is disposed in the base. A telescopic member is disposed in the base and is connected to the electronic control unit. The electronic control unit drives the telescopic member to elongate and shorten. A flexible light guiding sheet is connected to the telescopic member. When the electronic control unit drives the telescopic member to elongate, the flexible light guiding sheet protrudes onto the substrate via the through groove of the substrate and deflects toward a specific direction, changing the illumination direction of the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Lextar Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Fu-Shin Chen
  • Patent number: 8939610
    Abstract: A system for illuminating an object is provided, the system comprising a coherent or semi-coherent light source and a first diffuser positioned relative to the coherent or semi-coherent light source so as to receive said coherent or semi-coherent light. The first diffuser may diffuse the light to produce diffused light. An actuator having a moveable element, such as a moveable reflective surface, may be positioned to project the diffused light onto an object, and may be moved to project light onto different portions of the object. This movement may be performed with such rapidity that it is not perceived by a person viewing the object. Rather, the entire object would appear to be illuminated. Movement of the element may be controlled by a computer, and may be performed according to a predefined routine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Raymond A. Noeth
  • Publication number: 20150023020
    Abstract: Lighting appliance provided with an outer chassis made in such a way as to permit the operator to comfortably perform in situ a repair or maintenance operation if needed. Said chassis makes it possible to efficiently separate the light emission devices and the reflector and refractor means associated thereto from the power supply means guaranteeing that the section containing the LED devices is such as to ensure the required level of insulation from external elements, such as IP55 or more preferably IP67, even after the chassis has been opened and said section has been separated from the rest of the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Massimo Gattari
  • Publication number: 20140369046
    Abstract: A light-emitting device for use in an image forming apparatus includes an apparatus body; a door disposed on and openably closable relative to the apparatus body; a lens mounted on the door; a light-emitting element that lights up the lens with light; and a bracket disposed on the apparatus body, configured to support the light-emitting element. The bracket is slidable in a direction in which the light-emitting element emits light. In a state in which the door is closed relative to the apparatus body, the bracket contacts at least one of a part of the door and a part of the lens, further movement of the bracket in the slidable direction is obstructed, and the light-emitting element and the lens are positioned adjacent to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takayuki ANDOH