Translucent Or Opaque (e.g., Shade) Patents (Class 362/351)
  • Patent number: 11427388
    Abstract: A universal cover for covering all types of beverage containers and an associated carrying case is disclosed. When placed over any beverage container, the universal cover disclosed uses decorative weights made with acrylic plastic gems, crystals or metal, to keep the cover secured in place as well as for keeping it well stretched and snugly placed over the rim of a beverage container. The universal cover also includes a central opening for inserting a straw or a sipping device there-through. The universal beverage cover offers the functionality of creating a cover for containers where typically no lid or cover typically exists as is the case for non-portable beverage containers such as wine glasses, beer or juice mugs, and other crystal-ware used at a restaurant, banquet hall, or another indoor setting. The universal cover disclosed provides a level of protection against pathogens and other contaminants while maintaining the necessary decor and formality of the setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventors: Rosalyn Smith-Phillips, Areatha R Polk
  • Patent number: 11330708
    Abstract: An electronic device may include electrical components and other components mounted within an interior of a housing. The device may have a display on a front face of the device and may have a glass layer that forms part of the housing on a rear face of the device. The glass layer may be provided with regions having different appearances. The regions may be textured, may have coatings such as thin-film interference filter coatings formed from stacks of dielectric material having alternating indices of refraction, may have metal coating layers, and/or may have ink coating layers. Textured surfaces may be formed on thin glass layers and polymer films that are coupled to the glass layer. A glass layer may be formed from a pair of coupled glass layers. The coupled layers may have one or more recesses or other structures to visually distinguish different regions of the glass layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Wilson, Christopher D. Prest, Marta M. Giachino, Matthew S. Rogers, Que Anh S. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11245057
    Abstract: The method of manufacturing a light emitting device includes: providing a light-transmissive member; providing light emitting elements each having a primary light emission surface and an electrode formation surface; bonding the light emitting elements to a base member such that the electrode formation surfaces face an upper surface of the base member; disposing a generally flat layer of a light-transmissive bonding member on an upper surface of the light-transmissive member; disposing the light emitting elements on the light-transmissive member such that the primary light emission surfaces face the upper surface of the light-transmissive member via the bonding member; disposing a part of the bonding member on a lateral surface of each of the light emitting elements; removing a part of the light-transmissive member to form a groove between the light emitting elements; forming a light-reflective member at least in the groove; and cutting the light-reflective member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventor: Rie Maeda
  • Patent number: 11189110
    Abstract: An apparatus, according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a vehicle body member and at least one badge that identifies at least one service provider. The badge comprises an applique that is mounted to the vehicle body member. A control activates and deactivates illumination of the badge based on at least one of a driver or user input. A method according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, mounting at least one badge to a vehicle body member, the badge comprising an applique that includes one or more identification logos, and illuminating at least one identification logo based on at least one of a driver or user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Annette Lynn Huebner, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Pietro Buttolo, Jim J. Surman
  • Patent number: 11171268
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes: a support member; a light emitting element mounted on the support member; a wavelength conversion member arranged on or above the light emitting element and that is larger than the light emitting element in a plan view, the wavelength conversion member including: a wavelength conversion portion that is arranged on or above the light emitting element, and a light-transmissive portion; a light reflection member that is spaced away from a side surface of the wavelength conversion member and a side surface the light emitting element and arranged on or above the support member, and surrounds the light-transmissive portion; and a light-transmissive member that is arranged between the light reflection member and the side surface of the light emitting element, and is in contact with a part of the light-transmissive portion of the wavelength conversion member and the side surface of the light emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventors: Akihiro Ota, Takuya Nagamoto
  • Patent number: 11079801
    Abstract: An electronic device including a housing, a light source, and a printed pattern layer is provided. The housing includes an inner side and an outer side. The light source is disposed on the inner side of the housing. The printed pattern layer covers the outer side of the housing. The printed pattern layer includes a shielding area and a transparent area. A light beam from the light source transmits outward through the transparent area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Fu-Yu Cai, Ming-Chih Huang, Tong-Shen Hsiung, Meng-Chu Huang, Shang-Chih Liang
  • Patent number: 11046244
    Abstract: A vehicle interior lamp includes a housing having an opening, a lens arranged at the opening, a compartment provided in the housing and surrounding the opening at which the lens is arranged, a light source arranged in a corner of the compartment and emitting light toward the lens, and a reflector arranged inside the compartment, the reflector for introducing the light emitted from the light source to the lens. A plurality of steps is provided on a surface of the lens facing the light source, the steps having a thickness that reduces as the distance from the light source increases and arranged to be brought close uniformly a brightness of a surface of the lens by the light source. The lens is provided with a protrusion or a serration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventors: Takayuki Ikeda, Ken Suzuki, Tomoaki Sasaki, Kenichi Baba
  • Patent number: 11040655
    Abstract: An interior assembly for a motor vehicle includes a decorative layer and a lighting unit. The decorative layer has a plurality of cutouts which are arranged with respect to one another in such a way that they represent at least one symbol. The lighting unit is assigned to the cutouts in such a way that the light which is emitted by the lighting unit in the switched on state of the lighting unit is directed through at least some of the cutouts to a surface of the decorative layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Johannes Bachmeier, Helmut Leopold, Matthias Lindner, Florian Miedl, Maximilian Prex, Heinz Sperl, Thomas Tille
  • Patent number: 10697596
    Abstract: A simulated landscape rock having a hollow shell with an exterior surface that resembles a rock. One or more lighting cans are installed on an interior surface of the hollow shell. Where the simulated landscape rock is set-up by selectively drilling a hole through the exterior surface of the hollow shell in-line with one or more of the lighting cans. Each lighting can is configured to removably receive a light fixture with illumination from the light fixture directed through the hole drilled in the exterior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Nate Mullen
  • Patent number: 10563828
    Abstract: A lamp includes a casing, an elastic cover and a main body. The casing has an opening. The elastic cover covers the casing. The main body is disposed at the casing, and includes a base plate, a rotating element, a moving element, a linking-up element and a force member. The rotating element is pivoted to the base plate and located at the opening. The moving element is disposed at the base plate. Two ends of the linking-up element are connected to the rotating element and the moving element, respectively. The force member is connected to the moving element. When the force member receives a force, the moving element is moved from a first position to a second position, the linking-up element brings the rotating element to rotate away the base plate, and the rotating element is protruded from the opening, and pushes against the elastic cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: Yau-You Tsai, Chih-Hsien Tsung, Hsin-Tsung Sung, Chau-Du Liao, Wen-Long Shi
  • Patent number: 10488008
    Abstract: A vehicle light assembly comprising a light chamber secured to a vehicle member. The chamber includes a partially transmissive lens and an interior. The interior includes a plurality of isotropically luminant surfaces and a substantially reflective surface. Further, the vehicle light assembly includes a light source arranged within the light chamber, and the light source is substantially oriented to emanate light that initially strikes the substantially reflective surface, propagates within the chamber along the isotropically luminant surfaces, and exits the chamber through the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mahendra Somasara Dassanayake, Anthony Nicholas Aquilina, Arun Kumar, Stephen Kenneth Helwig, Sleiman N Abdelnour
  • Patent number: 10458630
    Abstract: A lantern system is disclosed. The lantern system can include a lantern base and a lantern shade. The lantern shade can have at least one side wall and a fastener. The at least one side wall can have at least one portion with light diffusing properties and at least one portion with light concentrating properties. The lantern shade can be removably coupled the base via the fastener. The lantern base can include at least one leg to attach a strap of a headlamp to the lantern base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventors: Stephanie E. Wiegel, Tyler J. Kaschke
  • Patent number: 10333035
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a light emitting device package is provided. The method includes preparing a film strip including one or more light blocking regions and one or more wavelength conversion regions, preparing light emitting devices, each including one or more light emitting regions, bonding the film strip to the light emitting devices so as to dispose the one or more wavelength conversion regions on the one or more light emitting regions of each of the light emitting devices, and cutting the film strip and the light emitting devices into individual device units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Nam Goo Cha, Sung Hyun Sim, Wan tae Lim, Hye Seok Noh, Hanul Yoo
  • Patent number: 10156340
    Abstract: A lampshade and lamp protection structure comprises a lampshade and a lamp base disposed therein. The lampshade has inside a snap ring, along which are provided with several connecting rods connected thereon. The other end of each connecting rod is connected to the cover body. The lamp base comprises a base body, whose top is provided with a snap base with a top surface having several claws. The inner side of the top of each claw has a barb matching the snap ring. The snap ring is inserted between the claws for the barbs to hold. The lamp base is connected to the snap ring through the snap base, and requires a tool to release. The lampshades of displayed lamps in a sale cannot be removed or interchanged easily. The wire therein is prevented from damages as it does not rotate when the lampshade and lamp base are separated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Dong Guan Unigarden Company Ltd.
    Inventor: Min Du
  • Patent number: 10125932
    Abstract: A system and method for creating a trompe-l'oeil skylight in a ceiling where a light emitting image of the sky is provided in a structure configured to emulate a skylight frame, including an embodiment of a unified non-rectangular sky image area in a substantially rectangular fixture which mount as a single unit into a substantially rectangular hole in a ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: The Sky Factory, LC
    Inventors: Radim Schreiber, Skye Witherspoon
  • Patent number: 10069528
    Abstract: A device for attaching an article of manufacture, such as a mobile phone, to a lanyard. The device includes a thin bendable sheet of material having an adhesive on at least one side. The sheet of material has an elongated portion having a first section and a second section, and the first section capable of being doubled-over and secured to the second section by the adhesive, so as to engage a clip from the lanyard. The sheet has a pair of opposed spirals extending away from each other and spiraling around toward the elongated portion. The spirals curve, or spiral, at least 180° from a beginning b of the spiral to an ending e of the spiral. The radius of curvature along the length of the spirals continuously decreases in a manner that approximates the shape of a Fibonacci spiral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Zachary W. Ball
  • Patent number: 10040994
    Abstract: The present invention provides a phosphor represented by the following formula: K2[Ge1-xF6]:Mnx4+, wherein 0<x<0.2. The phosphor has a hexagonal phase of a P63mc space group. The present invention also provides a method for fabricating the above phosphor. The present invention further provides a light-emitting device and a backlight module employing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Lextar Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Chun Che Lin, Ling-Ling Wei, Huan Jiao, Ru-Shi Liu, Ching-Yi Chen, Yu-Chun Lee, Tzong-Liang Tsai
  • Patent number: 10018752
    Abstract: A diffusion sheet, a backlight module and a liquid crystal module are disclosed. The diffusion sheet comprises a paper fiber layer (1) with surfaces on two sides both disposed with a light-transmissive protection layer (2, 3). The diffusion sheet can well diffuse light passing through the diffusion sheet, and hence improve uniformity of light passing through the diffusion sheet. A paper fiber layer (1) is employed in the diffusion sheet for diffusion, which makes a paper fiber layer (1) be prepared at a low cost and have a small weight, and hence reduce the preparation cost and weight of a diffusion sheet to provided convenience for transfer of a product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yongda Ma, Yuxin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10001250
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a heat sink including a first heat radiation part and a second heat radiation part, a light source module including a substrate disposed on the first heat radiation part of the heat sink, and a light emitting device disposed on the substrate; and a power supply unit which is disposed within the second heat radiation part of the heat sink and supplies power to the light source module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Nyung Lim, Do Hwan Kim, Jae Jin Kim, Cheon Joo Kim, Sang Hoon Lee, Keun Tak Joo, Tae Young Choi
  • Patent number: 9970633
    Abstract: A lamp shade is provided for covering a light source. The lamp shade has a hoodlike base body which is open at least at the bottom and at least partly transparent, which is placed over the light source and covers it. The base body can have on its outer surface at least one encircling indentation, in which a decorative ring is adapted to be fitted and braced there.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas Simmerlein
  • Patent number: 9964257
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a light emitting module having a module substrate and a semiconductor light emitting element mounted to the module substrate, a base having a mounting surface on which the light emitting module is mounted, and a cover portion configured to cover an edge portion of the module substrate without pressing the edge portion. The module substrate includes a surface which is bonded to the mounting surface of the base through an adhesive layer. The base includes a protrusion provided to protrude upward from the mounting surface without being covered by the module substrate. The cover portion is provided on the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventors: Tetsushi Tamura, Yukiya Kanazawa, Takuya Matsumoto, Yoshitaka Kurimoto
  • Patent number: 9927083
    Abstract: A lighting device for a motor vehicle, comprising a housing in which are arranged at least light-emitting means and optical-deflection means able to deflect the rays of light emitted toward an output face of the device, the device further comprising a main orifice formed in the housing for extracting the light-emitting means from the housing along a first axis. Fastening means are provided for fastening the emitting means in the device and the housing comprises an additional axis, distinct from the main orifice, for accessing the fastening means. The invention also relates to a motor vehicle headlamp equipped with at least one device of this type, and to a method of repositioning replacement means in a lighting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventors: Damien Cabanne, Alberto Rodriguez-Fuentes, Jose Castillo Jimenez, Jose-Antonio Aguilar Del Moral
  • Patent number: 9810397
    Abstract: A lampshade and a lamp are disclosed. The lampshade includes a base plate, an elastic cover, a support member, and a linking-up member. The base plate includes a container and a positioning member, and the container and the positioning member are configured on a surface of the base plate. The elastic cover covers the surface of the base plate. Two ends of the support member are bent to form two pivots which are pivotally connected to the base plate. The support member is capable of being received in the container. The linking-up member includes a fixing portion, a first end and a second end. The fixing portion is configured between the first end and the second end, and the fixing portion fixed to the support member. The linking-up member is movably disposed at the positioning member, and the linking-up member may allow the support member to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventors: Chih-Hsien Tsung, Tzu-Pin Chao, Shu-Yin Pan
  • Patent number: 9803826
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a cover for a light source and a method for making a cover for a light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Jiangmei Wu
  • Patent number: 9719646
    Abstract: A headlamp for vehicles having a projection module containing a first light source for generating a first light bundle, a reflector assigned to the first light source, a lens, and an edge disposed in a focal plane for generating a low beam light distribution. The headlamp also includes a second light source for generating a second light bundle and an optics unit disposed between the lens and the second light source for generating a supplementary light distribution, such that by superimposing the supplementary light distribution and the low beam light distribution, a high beam light distribution is formed. The optics unit is formed by a flat waveguide having a light entry surface for receiving the second light bundle emitted from the second light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
    Inventors: Dmitry Fedosik, Bernd Giepen, Matthias Knoche, Ronny Letzin, Ralf Spiekermann
  • Patent number: 9587793
    Abstract: An illumination device and shade for displaying a selected image in an illuminated display using fully assembled, partly assembled or ready to assemble components is provided for. The device allows for multiple mounting configurations and mounting options and provides for an easy to exchange image sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Museum Light Co.
    Inventors: Brian Acworth, Greg Herth
  • Patent number: 9488356
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate to an illuminating device may include a circuit board carrying a light-emitting element, a driver and a heat sink arranged between the circuit board and the driver, wherein the heat sink has a non-conductive base and at least one pair of conductive connectors which embedded in the non-conductive base, respective connector having a first end extending from one side of the non-conductive base to hold the circuit board and a second end extending from the other side of the non-conductive base to hold the driver, wherein the circuit board and the driver are electrically connected by means of the connectors. Various embodiments further relate to a method for manufacturing the illuminating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Hui Gui, Xiaoyu Chen, Junhua Zeng, Jin Hu
  • Patent number: 9242435
    Abstract: A light transmissive bendable wood panel provides a wood panel that may be finished in a similar manner to traditional wood panels, but is light transmissive to allow the light transmissive bendable wood panel to be illuminated. The light transmissive bendable wood panel may be formed with a bendable substrate to allow various curves or other shapes to be formed. The light transmissive bendable wood panel may comprise a face layer having a permeable backing to ensure full adhesion with the substrate. A back layer may be provided to stabilize the light transmissive bendable wood panel and prevent curling, cupping, and delaminating. The light transmissive bendable wood panel may be backlit or edge lit. One or more illuminated designs may be formed in a face layer of the light transmissive bendable wood panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventors: Gilbert Dobecz, Zsolt Polk
  • Patent number: 9239139
    Abstract: A method for decorating an exterior light fixture includes the step of providing a decorative body with an ornamental design corresponding to a single event, where the decorative body has a rear side with an elastically deformable couple and a front side with the ornamental design. The method also includes the step of elastically deforming at least a part of the rear side to removably attach the decorative body to an exterior light fixture that is attached to an exterior surface of a building structure such that the ornamental design is positioned on a side of the light fixture opposite the structure. The ornamental design and at least a portion of the body surrounding the ornamental design have differing translucences such that light emitted from the light fixture enhances visibility of the ornamental design from a distance away from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Inventor: Mark C. McCauley
  • Patent number: 9222661
    Abstract: A lighting device may be provided that includes: a heat sink which includes a base and a projection extending from the base and having one side; a light source which includes a substrate disposed on the one side of the projection and a light emitting device disposed on the substrate; an optical plate disposed on the light emitting device; a driving part which is disposed on the base and is electrically connected to the light source; and a housing which receives the heat sink, the light source, the optical plate and the driving part, wherein the one side of the projection is disposed between a first point and a second point, wherein the first point indicates a half of the overall height of the housing, and wherein the second point indicates a minimum interval of 5 mm between the light emitting device and the optical plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Wook Kim, Jung Oh Chun, Sang Jun Hong, Ji Hwan Jeon
  • Patent number: 9175814
    Abstract: An LED lamp has an envelope that includes a globe and a case, an interior space of the envelope being divided in two by a mount closing an opening of the globe, the lamp containing, in a globe side of the interior space, an LED and, in a case side of the interior space, a circuit unit for causing the LED to emit light. The LED is thermally connected to the mount, and the mount and the case are joined to the globe such that, during light emission, at least as much heat from the LED is propagated from the mount to the globe as from the mount to the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventors: Satoshi Shida, Kenji Takahashi, Mitsuko Shuto, Masahiro Miki, Hideo Nagai, Takaari Uemoto
  • Patent number: 9033549
    Abstract: A surface mount light (10) comprises a base assembly (12) and a first diffuser (14). The base assembly (12) includes (i) a housing body (25) having a base (16) and a side (18) that is coupled to the base (16), the base (16) being mountable on a surface (15); (ii) a light assembly (22) positioned substantially within the housing body (25), the light assembly (22) including one or more LED lights (34), wherein power is selectively provided to the light assembly (22) such that at least one of the one or more LED lights (34) directs light away from the base (16); and (iii) a first attachment member (40). The first diffuser (14) includes a second attachment member (42) that selectively engages the first attachment member (40) to selectively attach the first diffuser (14) to the base assembly (12) without damaging the base assembly (12) and the first diffuser (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jonathan Nussbaum, William Scott Bourne
  • Publication number: 20150109798
    Abstract: An optical assembly of alert light has two optical halves obtained by symmetrically dividing the optical assembly along an optical reference plane. Each optical half has a base with one side corresponding to the optical reference plane and having a junction surface. A light entrance portion and a light exit portion are on two opposite sides of the optical reference plane. The two optical halves are assembled to form the optical assembly of alert light with the junction surfaces of the two optical halves attached to each other. Accordingly, the structural simplification of the divided optical halves facilitates the molding of the optical halves and reduces limitations in manufacturing the optical halves, thereby satisfying the demands of different light form, light projection angles and product shapes in generating diversified alert lights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Neng-Chen YEH
  • Publication number: 20150109816
    Abstract: A light guide plate configured to guide light which is incident on an incidence surface of a plate-shaped member so as to be emitted from an emission surface includes: a light amount adjusting unit configured to adjust the amount of light emitted from an excessive light amount region of the emission surface, wherein the light amount adjusting unit is provided on one of the incidence surface and the emission surface, corresponding to the excessive light amount region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Takeshi YAGI
  • Patent number: 9010948
    Abstract: A photography lighting fixture includes a lighting device and a shade device. The lighting device includes a housing, a lighting element disposed in the housing, and a first attaching unit connected to the housing. The shade device includes a base mount, a plurality of shade components mounted pivotally to the base mount, and a second attaching unit mounted to the base mount and detachably and rotatably attaching the first attaching unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Global Fiberoptics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ho-Shang Lee, Jui-Hung Cheng, Hui-Hsiung Kuo, Hsiang-Yu Lee
  • Patent number: 8992054
    Abstract: A lampshade is provided with a longitudinal slit to receive a lampshade cover. According to one embodiment of the present invention, the lampshade includes an external surface and an internal surface. At least one fastener is affixed to an internal surface of the lampshade. The lampshade also includes at least one longitudinal slit on its outer surface. The longitudinal slit is configured to receive both ends of at least one lampshade cover. The lampshade cover includes decoration on an external surface. At least one fastener is affixed to an internal surface of the cover. A further embodiment of the present invention utilizes a method of applying a lampshade cover to a lampshade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Laura Grollmus
  • Patent number: 8992046
    Abstract: A luminous means (1) comprising a multiplicity of light emitting diodes (10) arranged in a manner distributed three-dimensionally and a screen (11) formed from a radiation-opaque or translucent material, wherein the screen (11) encloses the light emitting diodes at least in places, wherein the screen (11) has a multiplicity of perforations disposed downstream of the light emitting diodes (10) in the emission direction, and wherein light emitted by the light emitting diodes (10) during operation of the luminous means passes through the perforations (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignees: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH, OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Moeck, Harald Henkel, Wilhelm Meierhofer, Jens Florian Hockel, Thomas Donauer
  • Publication number: 20150077970
    Abstract: A light source includes a substrate and a plurality of light emitting devices disposed on the substrate. Each of the light emitting devices is configured to generate a first light. A plurality of quantum-dot devices are respectively disposed on the light emitting devices. The quantum-dot devices are configured to convert the first light to a second light. The quantum-dot devices are configured to be attached to and detached from the light emitting devices, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: HanMoe CHA, Seung-Hwa HA, HyunJeong KIM, Sanghyuck YOON
  • Patent number: 8979319
    Abstract: Disclosed is a luminaire having a light exit window (30) for emitting light from the luminaire, and a reflective screen (40) arranged opposite the light exit window. The luminaire further includes a light source (20) which is arranged for indirect illumination of the light exit window via the reflective screen. The light source is arranged near the light exit window on an imaginary plane P substantially parallel to the light exit window and emits light away from the light exit window. The luminaire further includes a specularly reflective part (43) as part of the reflective screen, which specularly reflective part is concavely shaped for reflecting at least part of the light emitted by the light source towards a diffusely reflective part (42) of the reflective screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Petrus Adrianus Josephus Holten, Giorgia Tordini, Vincent Fabriek
  • Publication number: 20150062967
    Abstract: A light source unit includes a light guide plate which includes a front surface and a rear surface which are opposite to each other and a side between and connecting the front surface and the rear surface, a light conversion device on the side of the light guide plate; and a light source which generates and supplies light to the light conversion device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Min Jong BAE, Jeong Hee LEE, Dong Earn KIM, Sang Eui LEE, Na Youn Won, Hyun A KANG, Shin Ae JUN
  • Publication number: 20150062913
    Abstract: A lens apparatus is disclosed that can include at least one piece of optical film comprising two or more major edges, a front light-emitting side, a back light-receiving side and four corner regions, each having one or more associated minor edges defining one or more corner cuts that define a corner cutout. The lens apparatus may also include an edge truss configured on the two or more major edges, wherein each edge truss may be disposed towards the back light-receiving side of the at least one piece of optical film. Each edge truss may include one or more sides configured from a corresponding fold in the at least one piece of optical film, wherein at least one of the one or more sides of each edge truss may be configured to impart support to the lens apparatus and to resist deflection of each edge truss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Southpac Trust International Inc, Trustee of the LDH Trust
    Inventor: Leslie David Howe
  • Patent number: 8960975
    Abstract: The present invention provides a light-transmitting candle structure, which includes a main body, which has a power section for supplying electrical power; a light-emitting unit, which includes two light-emitting element that are mounted on the main body and spaced from each other in a vertical direction and are electrically connected with the power section; a patterned film, which is circumferentially arranged outside and surrounds the light-emitting unit and is coupled to the main body, the patterned film having a surface on which patterns are formed; and a cover, which is a hollow light-transmitting casing having an end forming an opening, the cover having a wall on which a pattern layer is formed, the pattern layer comprising patterns, the cover being set to enclose outside the patterned film and coupled to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Chin-Sheng Yang
  • Publication number: 20150049482
    Abstract: An optical system is provided having a first optical element for directing LED light received outwards, and two second optical elements each disposed to receive a portion of the light from a different one of two opposing ends of the first optical element so that the second optical elements redirects such portion of the light received outwards. Light from the optical system is preferably collimated along a first dimension, and non-collimated along a second dimension perpendicular to the first dimension. The first optical element and second optical elements are disposed in an integrated structure to facilitate mounting of the optical system upon a circuit board having LEDs which provide light to the first optical element. A light bar is also provided having multiple sets of LEDs on circuit boards, where each set provides light to a different one of the optical systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: R. MICHAEL DATZ
  • Patent number: 8944648
    Abstract: A fixture accessory assembly includes a fixture having an accessory retaining member, the accessory retaining member receiving an accessory cartridge, the accessory cartridge releasably positioned within the fixture by a magnetic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventor: Scott Dupre
  • Patent number: 8944646
    Abstract: An effects wheel assembly for a light fixture, in particular a stage light fixture, suitable to generate a light beam, has a supporting device which rotates about a first axis; and an effects wheel having a hub, which extends about a second axis, and an effects portion, which extends about the hub and is suitable to generate optical effects when intercepting the light beam; the supporting device and the effects wheel being selectively connectable to each other by means of jaws elastically operated to clamp the effects wheel when the hub is inserted between the jaws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Clay Paky S.p.A.
    Inventor: Pasquale Quadri
  • Publication number: 20150014725
    Abstract: Disclosed are a phosphor and a light emitting device having the same. The light emitting device includes a light emitting chip, a plurality of phosphors to absorb a portion of light emitted from the light emitting chip and to emit lights having mutually different peak wavelengths, and a molding member provided on the light emitting chip and including the phosphors. The phosphors include a first phosphor to emit light having a first peak wavelength, a second phosphor to absorb the portion of the light emitted from the light emitting chip and to emit light having a second peak wavelength, and a third phosphor to absorb the portion of the light emitted from the light emitting chip and to emit light having a third peak wavelength. The first to third peak wavelengths have mutually different color spectrums, and a light emission spectrum in which the first to third peak wavelengths are mixed with each other has a luminous intensity having a substantially flat section in at least 30 nm at a peak wavelength thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Ki Ho HONG, Hyun Goo KANG, Ji Hye KIM, Ji Wook MOON, Ga Yeon LEE, Jae Moon LEE
  • Patent number: 8931192
    Abstract: A system for displaying an illuminated image which includes (1) a frame kit with interchangeable components and an assembled electric cord set and (2) a flexible sheet imprinted with an image which combine to make a unit for display of the image as on a table lamp or hanging lamp. The printed sheet is art paper or other media formed into a closed shape defined by the shape of the frame rims to which it is attached at both ends. One of the frame rims includes provision for the attachment of legs which connect the rim to a central hub, which provides support for a lamp holder. A slot is provided in the central hub so the complete electric cord set with the lamp holder attached can be inserted without disassembly. A website is set up whereby institutions or businesses can upload selected images with instructions for formatting for printing on the flexible sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Museum Light Co.
    Inventors: Brian Acworth, Greg Herth
  • Publication number: 20140366439
    Abstract: Nanoparticles (NPs) may be used to transform the energy of harmful or less useful wavelengths into beneficial and more useful wavelengths of light for a multitude of purposes including, for example, promotion of photosynthesis, enhancing germination timing, enhancing bloom timing. In one embodiment, a greenhouse structure may include nanoparticles embedded in a glass or plastic panel, or may include nanoparticles disposed on a surface of such a panel, to alter the wavelength of available light to a desired wavelength in order to alter an event associated with plant life contained within the greenhouse structure. In another embodiment, nanoparticles may be applied directly to a part of a plant structure (e.g., leaves, stems, etc.) to alter a characteristic of light before receipt of the light by the plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Martin Ben-Dayan, William D. Bickmore
  • Patent number: 8905569
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a directional light source that produces a plurality of light rays. An optical module is coupled to the directional light source to focus the plurality of light rays into a beam of light rays to be output by the lighting fixture. The angular distribution of a majority of the beam relative to a vector normal to a ceiling on or near which the fixture is to be installed is in a range of 70 to 95 degrees. A blocking structure is used to block a direct view of the beam of light when the fixture is installed such that only indirect light is primarily visible from a viewer at least in or around a working plane substantially parallel to the ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Set Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Thomas, William C. Cross
  • Publication number: 20140340891
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an LED color conversion filter and an LED module including same. Provided are an LED color conversion filter having a light-transmitting inclination of 0.2 degrees to 0.7 degrees in an LED emitting light region of 420 nm to 500 nm, and an LED module including same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: SOL COMPONENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byeong Moon Hyun, Shim Hyun Cho