Internal Light Source Patents (Class 362/29)
  • Patent number: 10830426
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes: a lamp shell including a lamp head and a lamp neck, the lamp head connects to the lamp neck; a passive heat dissipating element having a heat sink connected to the lamp shell, wherein the heat sink comprises fins, a total height of the lamp neck and the lamp head is greater than a height of the heat sink; a power source disposed in the lamp shell; and a light emitting surface connected to the heat sink of the passive heat dissipating element and comprising LED chips electrically connected to the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tao Jiang, Mingbin Wang, Aiming Xiong, Lin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10830427
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes: a lamp shell including a lamp head, a lamp neck and a sleeve; a passive heat dissipating element having a heat sink connected to the lamp shell; a power source having a first portion and a second portion; a light emitting surface connected to the heat sink of the passive heat dissipating element and comprising LED chips electrically connected to the power source; a first heat dissipating channel formed in a first chamber of the lamp shell for dissipating heat generated from the power source while the LED lamp is working, and the first chamber is located between bottom of the LED lamp and an upper portion of the lamp neck; and a second heat dissipating channel formed in the heat sink and between the fins and the base of the heat sink for dissipating the heat generated from the LED chips and transferred to the heat sink; wherein a lateral outline of the LED lamp detours around an axis of the LED lamp 360 degrees to turn around to form an contour of the LED lamp, any point on the outline me
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tao Jiang, Mingbin Wang, Aiming Xiong, Lin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10823387
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes: a lamp shell including a lamp head, a lamp neck and a sleeve; a passive heat dissipating element having a heat sink connected to the lamp shell; a power source having a first portion and a second portion; a light emitting surface connected to the heat sink of the passive heat dissipating element and comprising LED chips electrically connected to the power source; a first heat dissipating channel formed in a first chamber of the lamp shell for dissipating heat generated from the power source while the LED lamp is working, and the first chamber is located between bottom of the LED lamp and an upper portion of the lamp neck; and a second heat dissipating channel formed in the heat sink and between the fins and the base of the heat sink for dissipating the heat generated from the LED chips and transferred to the heat sink; wherein a lateral outline of the LED lamp detours around the axis of the LED lamp 360 degrees to turn around to form a contour of the LED lamp, the outline includes an out
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tao Jiang, Mingbin Wang, Aiming Xiong, Lin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10816185
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes: a lamp shell including a lamp head, a lamp neck and a sleeve; a passive heat dissipating element having a heat sink connected to the lamp shell; a power source having a first portion and a second portion; a light emitting surface connected to the heat sink of the passive heat dissipating element and comprising LED chips electrically connected to the power source; a first heat dissipating channel formed in a first chamber of the lamp shell for dissipating heat generated from the power source while the LED lamp is working, and the first chamber is located between bottom of the LED lamp and an upper portion of the lamp neck; and a second heat dissipating channel formed in the heat sink and between the fins and the base of the heat sink for dissipating the heat generated from the LED chips and transferred to the heat sink; wherein a lateral outline of the LED lamp detours around the axis of the LED lamp 360 degrees to turn around to form a contour of the LED lamp, the outline includes an out
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tao Jiang, Mingbin Wang, Aiming Xiong, Lin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10801713
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes: a lamp shell including a lamp head, a lamp neck and a sleeve; a passive heat dissipating element having a heat sink connected to the lamp shell; a power source having a first portion and a second portion; a light emitting surface connected to the heat sink of the passive heat dissipating element and comprising LED chips electrically connected to the power source; a first heat dissipating channel formed in a first chamber of the lamp shell for dissipating heat generated from the power source while the LED lamp is working, and the first chamber is located between bottom of the LED lamp and an upper portion of the lamp neck; and a second heat dissipating channel formed in the heat sink and between the fins and the base of the heat sink for dissipating the heat generated from the LED chips and transferred to the heat sink; wherein a lateral outline of the LED lamp detours around the axis of the LED lamp 360 degrees to turn around to form a contour of the LED lamp, the outline includes an out
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tao Jiang, Mingbin Wang, Aiming Xiong, Lin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10801711
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes: a lamp shell including a lamp head, a lamp neck and a sleeve; a passive heat dissipating element having a heat sink connected to the lamp shell; a power source having a first portion and a second portion; a light emitting surface connected to the heat sink of the passive heat dissipating element and comprising LED chips electrically connected to the power source; a first heat dissipating channel formed in a first chamber of the lamp shell for dissipating heat generated from the power source while the LED lamp is working, and the first chamber is located between bottom of the LED lamp and an upper portion of the lamp neck; and a second heat dissipating channel formed in the heat sink and between the fins and the base of the heat sink for dissipating the heat generated from the LED chips and transferred to the heat sink; wherein a lateral outline of the LED lamp detours around the axis of the LED lamp 360 degrees to turn around to form a contour of the LED lamp, the outline includes an out
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tao Jiang, Mingbin Wang, Aiming Xiong, Lin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10794582
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes: a lamp shell including a lamp head, a lamp neck and a sleeve; a passive heat dissipating element having a heat sink connected to the lamp shell; a power source having a first portion and a second portion; a light emitting surface connected to the heat sink of the passive heat dissipating element and comprising LED chips electrically connected to the power source; a first heat dissipating channel formed in a first chamber of the lamp shell for dissipating heat generated from the power source while the LED lamp is working, and the first chamber is located between bottom of the LED lamp and an upper portion of the lamp neck; and a second heat dissipating channel formed in the heat sink and between the fins and the base of the heat sink for dissipating the heat generated from the LED chips and transferred to the heat sink; wherein a lateral outline of the LED lamp detours around the axis of the LED lamp 360 degrees to turn around to form a contour of the LED lamp, the outline includes an out
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tao Jiang, Mingbin Wang, Aiming Xiong, Lin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10788197
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes: a lamp shell including a lamp head, a lamp neck and a sleeve; a passive heat dissipating element having a heat sink connected to the lamp shell; a power source having a first portion and a second portion; a light emitting surface connected to the heat sink of the passive heat dissipating element and comprising LED chips electrically connected to the power source; a first heat dissipating channel formed in a first chamber of the lamp shell for dissipating heat generated from the power source while the LED lamp is working, and the first chamber is located between bottom of the LED lamp and an upper portion of the lamp neck; and a second heat dissipating channel formed in the heat sink and between the fins and the base of the heat sink for dissipating the heat generated from the LED chips and transferred to the heat sink; wherein a lateral outline of the LED lamp detours around the axis of the LED lamp 360 degrees to turn around to form a contour of the LED lamp, the outline includes an out
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tao Jiang, Mingbin Wang, Aiming Xiong, Lin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10788198
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes: a lamp shell including a lamp head, a lamp neck and a sleeve; a passive heat dissipating element having a heat sink connected to the lamp shell; a power source having a first portion and a second portion; a light emitting surface connected to the heat sink of the passive heat dissipating element and comprising LED chips electrically connected to the power source; a first heat dissipating channel formed in a first chamber of the lamp shell for dissipating heat generated from the power source while the LED lamp is working, and the first chamber is located between bottom of the LED lamp and an upper portion of the lamp neck; and a second heat dissipating channel formed in the heat sink and between the fins and the base of the heat sink for dissipating the heat generated from the LED chips and transferred to the heat sink; wherein a lateral outline of the LED lamp detours around the axis of the LED lamp 360 degrees to turn around to form a contour of the LED lamp, the outline includes an out
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tao Jiang, Mingbin Wang, Aiming Xiong, Lin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10782011
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes: a lamp shell including a lamp head, a lamp neck and a sleeve; a passive heat dissipating element having a heat sink connected to the lamp shell; a power source having a first portion and a second portion; a light emitting surface connected to the heat sink of the passive heat dissipating element and comprising LED chips electrically connected to the power source; a first heat dissipating channel formed in a first chamber of the lamp shell for dissipating heat generated from the power source while the LED lamp is working, and the first chamber is located between bottom of the LED lamp and an upper portion of the lamp neck; and a second heat dissipating channel formed in the heat sink and between the fins and the base of the heat sink for dissipating the heat generated from the LED chips and transferred to the heat sink; wherein a lateral outline of the LED lamp detours around the axis of the LED lamp 360 degrees to turn around to form a contour of the LED lamp, the outline includes an out
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tao Jiang, Mingbin Wang, Aiming Xiong, Lin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10775036
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes: a lamp shell including a lamp head, a lamp neck and a sleeve; a passive heat dissipating element having a heat sink connected to the lamp shell; a power source having a first portion and a second portion; a light emitting surface connected to the heat sink of the passive heat dissipating element and comprising LED chips electrically connected to the power source; a first heat dissipating channel formed in a first chamber of the lamp shell for dissipating heat generated from the power source while the LED lamp is working, and the first chamber is located between bottom of the LED lamp and an upper portion of the lamp neck; and a second heat dissipating channel formed in the heat sink and between the fins and the base of the heat sink for dissipating the heat generated from the LED chips and transferred to the heat sink; wherein a lateral outline of the LED lamp detours around the axis of the LED lamp 360 degrees to turn around to form a contour of the LED lamp, the outline includes an out
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tao Jiang, Mingbin Wang, Aiming Xiong, Lin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10767846
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes: a lamp shell including a lamp head, a lamp neck and a sleeve; a passive heat dissipating element having a heat sink connected to the lamp shell; a power source having a first portion and a second portion; a light emitting surface connected to the heat sink of the passive heat dissipating element and comprising LED chips electrically connected to the power source; a first heat dissipating channel formed in a first chamber of the lamp shell for dissipating heat generated from the power source while the LED lamp is working, and the first chamber is located between bottom of the LED lamp and an upper portion of the lamp neck; and a second heat dissipating channel formed in the heat sink and between the fins and the base of the heat sink for dissipating the heat generated from the LED chips and transferred to the heat sink; wherein a lateral outline of the LED lamp detours around an axis of the LED lamp 360 degrees to turn around to form an contour of the LED lamp, any point on the outline me
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tao Jiang, Mingbin Wang, Aiming Xiong, Lin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10738989
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes: a lamp shell including a lamp head, a lamp neck and a sleeve; a passive heat dissipating element having a heat sink connected to the lamp shell; a power source having a first portion and a second portion; a light emitting surface connected to the heat sink of the passive heat dissipating element and comprising LED chips electrically connected to the power source; a first heat dissipating channel formed in a first chamber of the lamp shell for dissipating heat generated from the power source while the LED lamp is working, and the first chamber is located between bottom of the LED lamp and an upper portion of the lamp neck; and a second heat dissipating channel formed in the heat sink and between the fins and the base of the heat sink for dissipating the heat generated from the LED chips and transferred to the heat sink; wherein a lateral outline of the LED lamp detours around an axis of the LED lamp 360 degrees to turn around to form an contour of the LED lamp, any point on the outline me
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tao Jiang, Mingbin Wang, Aiming Xiong, Lin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10731839
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes: a lamp shell including a lamp head, a lamp neck and a sleeve; a passive heat dissipating element having a heat sink connected to the lamp shell, the heat sink comprises fins and a base; a power source; a light emitting surface connected to the heat sink of the passive heat dissipating element and includes LED chip sets having LED chips; a first heat dissipating channel; a second heat dissipating channel; and a lamp cover connected with the heat sink and having a light output surface and an end surface, the end surface is formed with a vent to let air flow from outside of the LED lamp into both the first heat dissipating channel and the second heat dissipating channel through the vent. A distance is kept between distal ends of the fins and the sleeve, and air exists in the distance between the fins and the sleeve of the lamp shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tao Jiang, Mingbin Wang, Aiming Xiong, Lin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10731838
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes: a lamp shell including a lamp head, a lamp neck and a sleeve; a passive heat dissipating element having a heat sink connected to the lamp shell, the heat sink comprises fins and a base; a power source; a light emitting surface connected to the heat sink of the passive heat dissipating element and includes LED chip sets having LED chips; a first heat dissipating channel; a second heat dissipating channel; and a lamp cover connected with the heat sink and having a light output surface and an end surface, the end surface is formed with a vent to let air flow from outside of the LED lamp into both the first heat dissipating channel and the second heat dissipating channel through the vent. The sleeve has an upper portion and a lower portion, the upper portion of the sleeve is connected to the lower portion of the sleeve through an air guiding surface, a diameter of cross-section of the air guiding surface downward tapers off along the axis of the LED lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tao Jiang, Mingbin Wang, Aiming Xiong, Lin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10731840
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes: a lamp shell including a lamp head, a lamp neck and a sleeve; a passive heat dissipating element having a heat sink connected to the lamp shell, the heat sink comprises fins and a base; a power source; a light emitting surface connected to the heat sink of the passive heat dissipating element and includes LED chip sets having LED chips; a first heat dissipating channel; a second heat dissipating channel; and a lamp cover connected with the heat sink and having a light output surface and an end surface, the end surface is formed with a vent to let air flow from outside of the LED lamp into both the first heat dissipating channel and the second heat dissipating channel through the vent. A second end on the upper portion of the lamp neck of the lamp shell is formed with a venting hole, the lamp shell has an airflow limiting surface which extends radially outwardly and is located away from the venting hole, the airflow limiting surface cloaks at least part of the fins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tao Jiang, Mingbin Wang, Aiming Xiong, Lin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10724727
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes: a lamp shell including a lamp head, a lamp neck and a sleeve; a passive heat dissipating element having a heat sink connected to the lamp shell, the heat sink comprises fins and a base; a power source; a light emitting surface connected to the heat sink of the passive heat dissipating element and includes LED chip sets having LED chips; a first heat dissipating channel; a second heat dissipating channel; and a lamp cover connected with the heat sink and having a light output surface and an end surface, the end surface is formed with a vent to let air flow from outside of the LED lamp into both the first heat dissipating channel and the second heat dissipating channel through the vent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO., LTD
    Inventors: Tao Jiang, Mingbin Wang, Aiming Xiong, Lin Zhou
  • Patent number: 10032392
    Abstract: A backlight unit includes a light source part configured to emit a light and a reflective sheet disposed under the light source part. The light source part includes a first light source block including a plurality of light sources with first distances therebetween and a second light source block including a plurality of light sources with second distances therebetween. The first distances increase or decrease as the light sources of the first light source block are closer to an end portion of the first light source block than to a center portion of the first light source block, and the second distances increase as the light sources of the second light source block axe closer to an end portion of the second light source block than to a center portion of the second light source block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daehoon Song, Young-keun Lee, Juhwa Ha, Jin Seo, Juyoun Son, Sangheon Ye
  • Patent number: 9461024
    Abstract: Light emitter devices and methods are provided herein. In some aspects, emitter devices and methods provided herein are for light emitting diode (LED) chips, and can include providing a substrate and a plurality of LED chips over the substrate. The devices and methods described herein can further include providing a plurality of integral lenses over the LED chips, where at least some of the lenses can be distorted. In some aspects, the distorted lenses can be compressed towards each other along one or more directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher P. Hussell
  • Patent number: 9341888
    Abstract: A through hole penetrating in a vertical direction and a slot which is separated from the through hole in the direction along the sheet surface and is long in a separating direction are provided on a light reflection sheet supported on a support body supporting a light source for reflecting light emitted from the light source, and there are provided a first shaft member fitted in the through hole for setting a position of the light reflection sheet with respect to the support body, and a second shaft member fitted in the slot to enable a relative movement in a longitudinal direction of the slot for setting the position of the light reflection sheet with respect to the support body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideto Takeuchi, Toshiyuki Fujita, Tatsuo Sugahara, Yuuki Kawamura, Mamoru Yahata, Hiroshi Takahashi, Keita Ito, Kenzo Toshiyuki, Kenichiro Ito, Kazuki Nakamichi, Tomoo Sasaki, Kenta Moribe
  • Patent number: 9289622
    Abstract: A system for influencing a state of a user includes a display with a light source for emitting light influencing the state of the user. A light controller selectively controls the emission of the light including at least one of; (1) the spectrum of the light; (2) the duration of the light; 3) the distribution of the light; (4) the intensity of the light; and (5) the timing of the light. An analysis engine capable of providing a signal to the light controller indicating a desired emission of the light based upon selectively illuminating one or more of a plurality of different blue light sources, each of which having a different peak spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiao-fan Feng, Jon M. Speigle, M. Ibrahim Sezan
  • Patent number: 9228864
    Abstract: Systems, vehicles, and methods include an instrument mask that is configured to shield at least one instrument from external light and a graphic displayed on a surface of the instrument mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Dyer, Taochuan Wang
  • Patent number: 9134012
    Abstract: This invention discloses a lighting device for omnidirectional light emission with efficient heat dissipation. In one embodiment, a lighting device comprises lighting modules circumferentially arranged such that generation of the omnidirectional light is allowable, and a supporting unit attached to each lighting module's heat-dissipating side for providing mechanical support. A space formed by minimally enclosing all the lighting modules includes a first polar opening, a second polar opening opposite thereto, and a ventilation channel between the two polar openings for enabling air flowing through the ventilation channel to carry away at least part of heat obtained from the heat-dissipating sides of the lighting modules to outside said space. A line-of-sight path between the two polar openings is identifiable, allowing a direct flow of air that advances through the ventilation channel between the two polar openings to be realizable, thereby promoting the carrying away of heat to outside said space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited
    Inventor: Kai Chiu Wu
  • Patent number: 9076610
    Abstract: A rotary knob assembly having a lightpipe affixed to a push button within a rotary knob portion that may be rotatably affixed to a vehicle control panel. The lightpipe engages a halo ring surrounding the push button and is disposed between the push button and the rotary knob portion. The lightpipe has a plurality of concentric circles recessively disposed thereon to provide illumination to the knob assembly specifically, to the halo ring and a graphic display of the push button. The rotary knob assembly has a first light emitting diode in communication with the control panel to provide light to the lightpipe. Light is transmitted and refracted through the lightpipe illuminating the halo ring surrounding the push button as well as distributes light to the recessed portion or gaps between the plurality of concentric circles which allow light to flow directly to the graphic display of the push button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pawel Murzyn, Metin Soenmez
  • Patent number: 9052095
    Abstract: A light guide fixture system (10) includes a light guide (20) and a fixturing cassette (18). The guide (20) includes and a mounting surface (26) having a mounting feature (30) and a locating feature (28) for engaging a locating feature (72) of a light module (64) and align the guide (20) with respect to a light engine (12). The cassette (18) includes a light guide-receiving region (42) for receiving the mounting surface (26), a mounting feature (52), and a mounting region (44) for mounting the system (10) to the light module (64). The mounting features (30, 52) allow translational motion of the cassette (18) relative to the guide (20) when the guide (20) is received in the light guide-receiving region (42) while allowing the guide (20) to remain in the predetermined position. The cassette (18) secures the guide (20) to the light module (64).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventor: John Orisich
  • Patent number: 9046242
    Abstract: A light dispersion device for providing a predictable lighting pattern comprising a Light Emitting Diode (LED) source and a lens. The lens comprising a first optical element for collecting light emitted by the LED source and refracting light into an intermediate lighting pattern, and a second optical element for collecting at least light refracted in the intermediate lighting pattern and refracting light into the predictable lighting pattern. A lens comprising a first optical element for collecting light emitted by a source of light and refracting light into an intermediate lighting pattern, and a second optical element for collecting at least light refracted in the intermediate lighting pattern and refracting light into the predictable lighting pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Groupe Ledel Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Guy Dubé, Jean Morin, Camille Chagnon, Richard Lang
  • Patent number: 8494663
    Abstract: An interactive switch system for a stowage compartment system for a mobile platform (for example, commercial aircraft) is provided. The switch system is mounted to a moveable structure, such as an overhead stowage bin, and is responsive to a local input from a user, as well as to a remote input from an external control/monitoring panel. The switch system has at least one indicator surface responsive to the local input and the remote input to display indicator data. The indicator surface has a portion that forms at least one user input device for enabling the local input. The switch system further comprises a control system disposed behind the indicator surface. The control system is responsive to the local input and the remote input to transmit the indicator data to the indicator surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Bret L. Lamoree, Dennis C. Lin, Heidi J. Kneller, Henry V. Fletcher, Brock J. Prince, Phillip J. Ayoub
  • Patent number: 8469529
    Abstract: A display device includes, within a panel formed of a front panel 11 and a rear panel 12, a switchboard 80 disposed in proximity to the front panel 11; a display board 20 disposed in proximity to the rear panel 12; a display 40 disposed between the switch board 80 and the display board 20; a switch mounting section 20a formed by protruding laterally at least a portion of the display board 20 from the display 40; a rotary switch 70 attached to the switch mounting section 20a; and an operation knob 90 attached to a shaft of the rotary switch 70 extended through the switch board 80 and the front panel 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Hideyuki Hirota
  • Patent number: 8388156
    Abstract: A backlight apparatus includes a light-guiding plate, two first light-emitting members and two second light-emitting members. The light-guiding plate has a first edge and a second edge parallel to the first edge. The light-guiding plate has two first recesses and two second recesses. The two first light-emitting members are disposed in the two first recesses respectively, and the two second light-emitting members are disposed in the two second recesses respectively. The two first light-emitting members are rotated at a predetermined angle respectively, such that first light-emitting axes of the two first light-emitting members tend toward the first edge and the second edge of the light-guiding plate respectively. Besides, second light-emitting axes of the two second light-emitting members are parallel to the first edge and the second edge of the light-guiding plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Darfon Electronics Corp.
    Inventor: Barry Chen
  • Patent number: 8384838
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device is provided, capable of minimizing deterioration in display quality of a liquid crystal panel due to external force generated by connection with an external chassis such as a customer's chassis. The liquid crystal display device has, at least, a front frame, a liquid crystal panel, and a backlight unit having at least a rear frame, arranged in this order. A back fixing frame to be fixed to the front frame is provided on the back face of the liquid crystal display device, and attachment portions to be attached to an external chassis are provided in the back fixing frame. This makes it difficult for external force generated by connection with the external chassis to be transmitted to the liquid crystal panel or the backlight unit, suppresses deformation of the liquid crystal panel or reflection sheet and prevents deterioration in display quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: NLT Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Sugawara, Yasushi Takada
  • Patent number: 8360595
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a light-guiding structure of a translucent press key including a keypad region including a circular hollow area, and a diffuser and a light source module sequentially disposed below the keypad region. The light source module includes a reflective film and a light generating unit, in which the reflective film has a through hole formed at a position opposite to the middle of the circular hollow area, and the light generating unit is coupled to a control circuit of the keypad region and generates a light source to pass through the through hole. The light-guiding structure of a translucent press key of the present invention has the advantages of a low cost and highly uniform light distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignees: Inventec Appliances (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Inventec Appliances Corp
    Inventor: Szu-Tsung Chang
  • Patent number: 8350687
    Abstract: Provided is a gauge device that can provide innovativeness to representation during an operation of effect creation, and can improve the marketability and designability. A gauge device 1 is configured to include a display section 2 that displays vehicle information by rotating a pointer needle on a display panel, and an operation section 3 for use to operate various types of functions of the display section 2. Control means is also provided for operating, in response to an input of a predetermined start signal, in a cooperative manner, first illumination means 2d provided for illuminating the display section 2 and second illumination means 3c provided for illuminating the operation section 3 to make those operate a predetermined operation of effect creation. The start signal is an input of turning on or off a power switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Seiki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yousuke Maruyama, Masaki Yamazoe
  • Patent number: 8347807
    Abstract: A dashboard indicator module including a rotating actuator including a hollow output shaft controlling movement of an indicator with a light conducting path, connected to a light source, diffusing a light at an angle, and a reduction gear set. The external diameter of the conducting path is between 2.6 and 5.5 millimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sonceboz SA
    Inventors: Daniel Sigg, Corinne Zuppigger-Lachat
  • Publication number: 20130002414
    Abstract: A vehicle meter cluster basically includes a meter cluster housing, an instrument display, a lens and a light source. The lens is disposed in front of the instrument display and includes a reflective area. The light source is mounted on the meter cluster housing or proximate to the meter cluster housing. The light source is configured to selectively emit light toward the reflective area of the lens to selectively provide warning information on the reflective area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Heather Konet, Roy Goudy, Jeremy Chambers, Andy Christensen, John Combest, Jim Grabow
  • Patent number: 8342718
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a first support having at least a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, a first plurality of ornaments such as crystals attached to the first surface of the first support, and an opaque frame disposed around the first support. The opaque frame has a first opening through which the plurality of ornaments are observable. At least one light source is disposed in the frame for directing light onto at least some of the first plurality of ornaments which light is at least one of refracted and reflected from the first plurality of ornaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Schonbek Worldwide Lighting Inc.
    Inventor: Andre B. Kikoski
  • Patent number: 8308311
    Abstract: Provided are several reconfigurable instrument clusters for instrument panels in an automotive vehicle. Instrument cluster comprises a value indicia configured to indicate a value of a plurality of vehicle data and an appliqué comprising first and second indicia. A control circuit is configured to receive first and second vehicle data from different data sources and further configured to control the value indicia and first indicia to indicate the first vehicle data and, in response to a signal, to control the value indicia and second indicia to indicate the second vehicle data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventor: Roger W. Eich
  • Patent number: 8292444
    Abstract: An uniformly self-luminous keyboard device comprises a housing and a keyboard unit. The housing includes an upper casing and a lower casing, which can be assembled together. After the upper casing and the lower casing are assembled together, an accommodation space is formed therebetween. The upper casing has an opening interconnecting the accommodation space. The keyboard unit is arranged in the accommodation space and includes a plurality of press members passing through the opening and moved by a force to have a displacement, and a baseplate supporting the press members. A light conduction space is formed between the baseplate and the lower casing. A light emitting unit is arranged inside the light conduction space. The height of the light conduction space decreases with the distance to the light emitting unit, whereby light is uniformly distributed over the bottom of the keyboard unit. Thus is achieved the uniformly self-luminous keyboard device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Zippy Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Chin-Yi Lin, Chih-Hsiung Chen
  • Publication number: 20120257373
    Abstract: An instrument is provided for a motor vehicle that includes, but is limited to a display area and a housing, which surrounds the display area. A transparent instrument covering is held spaced from the display area by the housing. The instrument covering is a transparent light conductor panel, in which a symbol display area is arranged. The light conductor panel includes, but is not limited to light-diffusing Nano particles in its volume in the symbol display area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Peter BRANDT, Heiko CHARLE, Dino DEMMA
  • Patent number: 8256917
    Abstract: Five embodiments of security safe light modules are disclosed which provide dedicated, low-power light modules for illuminating, on demand, the combination lock of security safes and, particularly, the combination lock of a security safe designed to store firearms. Several embodiments are designed to magnetically or adhesively adhere to the outer surface of the steel access door of a safe immediately above the combination lock dial or keypad, while others are designed to be permanently sandwiched between the outer surface of the access door and the combination lock which is secured to the door's outer surface with screws accessible from the inside of the safe. All embodiments include a housing preferably made of polymeric structural resin, a 3-volt lithium coin cell, a light emitting diode, and a switch. Certain embodiments provide a timed circuit which automatically shuts off power to the LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventors: Michael W. Gammell, Ricky Lynn Brittain, C. Russell Shaw
  • Patent number: 8248265
    Abstract: Display buttons and vehicle consoles include etched lenses operable to diffract light provided by a light source within a vehicle console such that the light emitted from the display button diverges from the first pathway within the button housing into a secondary pathway outside of the display button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Earnee Yasha Jones
  • Patent number: 8231236
    Abstract: The invention provides a light guiding plate. The light guiding plate is transparent and applied to an input apparatus. A surface of the light guiding plate comprises a first region and a second region. The first region is covered by a non-transparent material. If a light is emitted into the light guiding plate, the light can be emitted out from the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Dafron Electronics Corp.
    Inventors: Chih-Hsiang Chiang, Chih-Chung Yen, Liang-Ta Yeh
  • Patent number: 8225736
    Abstract: A gauge of an instrument cluster includes a glow hub. The gauge includes a dial and a pointer including a hub portion rotatably mounted in the instrument cluster and movable to a plurality of positions. A light source is disposed in the gauge and adapted to direct light in a first direction through a translucent portion of the hub. A first reflecting surface portion of the hub is adapted to receive light directed from the light source and adapted direct light in a second direction. A second reflecting surface portion of the hub is adapted to receive light directed from the first reflecting surface portion and adapted to direct light in a third direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventor: David Cook
  • Patent number: 8205996
    Abstract: A light switch cover having a light switch identifier to identify light coupled to a particular light switch. To this end, the light switch identifier may be positioned adjacent the light switch and/or a designation (number, letter or both) may be established for the light switch identifier and the light switch. The light switch cover may include a small clear cover behind which a label is positioned which identifies the particular light (or other device) that the corresponding light switch is operable to control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Combs
  • Patent number: 8147080
    Abstract: A personal control unit (PCU) for a transportation-based entertainment system comprises a number of buttons. Illumination is provided for the buttons by illuminating a border region that is rounded containing some of the keys, and is provided for some of the buttons themselves. A light diffusion mechanism is provided between the illumination source and the illuminated regions related to the keys so that the illumination appears even across the entire PCU. A controller may adjust the illumination level and color of the illumination source. A system may be provided for matching at least one of color and brightness of the PCU lighting with cabin lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley Foreman, Hagop Sakadjian, Derek Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8132930
    Abstract: A plurality of LEDs are arranged continuously in a row and a transparent LED cover is disposed over the front surface of the LEDs. The LED cover extends in the longitudinal direction of the arrangement of LEDs and is curved in an arc shape that is perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of arrangement of LEDs. The cover does not contain light diffusion material, but has a corrugated surface around the arc shape. The corrugated surface extends in the longitudinal direction of the arrangement of LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Roland Corporation
    Inventor: Norihiko Wada
  • Patent number: 8120724
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device including a backlight module, a liquid crystal display device panel and a second frame is provided. The backlight module has a first frame. The first frame has a first body, first fasteners and baffles, wherein the first fasteners and the baffles are integrally formed on the first body, and the first fasteners have opening. The liquid crystal display device panel is arranged on the backlight module. The second frame is assembled with the first frame for fixing the liquid crystal display device panel. The second frame has a second body and second fasteners integrally formed on the second body, and the second fasteners lodge in the openings of the first fasteners to limit the relative displacement between the first and second body, and the baffles are adapted for limiting the relative displacement between the first body and second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chung-Hsing Ho, Yao-Tung Wang
  • Patent number: 8120725
    Abstract: Disclosed is an LCD device having molding-type substrates formed so as to have a controllable thickness through simplified fabricating processes. The LCD device comprises: a lower cover; a plurality of lamps disposed on the lower cover with a constant interval therebetween, and providing light; molding-type substrates disposed at both sides of the lower cover, and having lamps coupled thereto; and an LC panel disposed on the lamps, and receiving light, wherein each of the molding-type substrates comprises: a conductive wire to which a voltage is supplied from outside; grippers integrally formed on the conductive wire with a constant interval therebetween, and coupling the lamps; and a bar-shaped mold frame including the conductive wire therein, and exposing the grippers to outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Joong Kim, Yun-Seo Park
  • Patent number: 8104909
    Abstract: A light unit and a display device having the light unit are provided. The light unit comprises a plurality of light emitting modules each comprising a board and a light emitting device on the board, a bottom cover under the light emitting modules, a module connecting member that electrically interconnects the light emitting modules using an elastic body and is fixed on the bottom cover, and an optical sheet unit above the light emitting module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyung Ho Shin
  • Patent number: 8108015
    Abstract: An enclosure for an electronic apparatus includes an enclosure body defining an opening. The enclosure allows a panel member to cover over the opening from the outside of the enclosure body. One is allowed to design the panel member regardless of the shape of the opening. This results in a widened variety of design for the enclosure body, namely the enclosure for an electronic apparatus. The enclosure is thus allowed to enjoy an enhanced appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Hiroaki Sakashita, Yoshifumi Kajiwara, Takehisa Ishikawa, Yoshiya Matsumoto, Kazunori Murayama, Atsuko Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: RE44227
    Abstract: A backlight unit for a display device includes a mold frame and a light guide panel. The mold frame includes a groove having at least one rounded corner. The light guide panel is on the mold frame and includes a light guide projection in the groove, having at least one rounded corner corresponding to the at least one rounded corner of the mold frame groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ik-Soo Lee