Supports Patents (Class 362/382)
  • Patent number: 11493179
    Abstract: A linear luminaire includes a linear channel defining an interior space and a linear light inset configured for being inserted into the channel in the interior space. The light inset includes a cover and a printed circuit board fixed to the cover. The printed circuit board supports a plurality of light emitting diodes. The cover base wall includes a translucent portion. The light emitting diodes are arranged for emitting light through the translucent portion. The cover includes two cover connectors, each configured for being snapped into the channel to hold the cover in the interior space. The cover connectors are on an opposite side of the printed circuit board as the translucent portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Diem GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Krotmeier, Dominic Hosch, Moritz Gessner, Rene Hendler
  • Patent number: 11466847
    Abstract: A light emitting diode, LED, filament arrangement (100), comprising at least one LED filament (120) extending along a longitudinal axis, A, wherein the at least one LED filament comprises an array of a plurality of light emitting diodes (140), LEDs, and an encapsulant (145) comprising a translucent material, wherein the encapsulant at least partially encloses the plurality of LEDs. The LED filament arrangement further comprises a heat sink structure (150), wherein the encapsulant of the least one LED filament is in thermal connection with the heat sink structure for a dissipation of heat from the at least one LED filament, and wherein the heat sink structure comprises a reflective surface (160) for reflecting the incident light from the at least one LED filament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Rifat Ata Mustafa Hikmet, Ties Van Bommel
  • Patent number: 11415274
    Abstract: A light string, comprising a first illumination device configured to emit a first color light; a second illumination device adjacent the first illumination device, and configured to emit a second color light, the second color being different from the first; a first wire including a first conductor and a first insulating layer, the first conductor partially exposed to form a first conductor soldering section; and a second wire, including a second conductor and a second insulating layer, the second conductor partially exposed to form a second conductor soldering section. The first conductor soldering section and the second conductor soldering section are attached to a pair of electrical contacts on each of the first and second illumination devices, and the first and second illumination devices are electrically biased such that either the first illumination device emits light or the second illumination device emits light, but not both at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Blooming International Limited
    Inventor: Shu-Fa Shao
  • Patent number: 11391419
    Abstract: An expandable light bar system includes a plurality of light bar segments each having an elongated hollow body and a lighting unit. Each lighting unit includes a housing with a plurality of light emitting diodes that are electrically connected to either a subsequent lighting unit or a power source. The housing is secured onto a ridge that is located along the top surface of the elongated body. An expansion adaptor is positioned between two light bar segments and allows the overall length of the joined light bar segments to be adjustable. A spacer is positioned at the center of the adaptor and defines a minimum separation distance between the segments. A pair of endcaps are removably secured to one end of each of the light bar segments and are configured to engage an existing fluorescent high output socket within a light box to support placement of the joined segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Everylite
    Inventor: Bruce Zhang
  • Patent number: 11391999
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, and a first flexible printed circuit board bonded to a side surface of the display panel. The display panel includes: a first substrate; a first extension wire on a top surface of the first substrate, the top surface being parallel to a first direction and a second direction, the second direction being perpendicular to the first direction; a first recess portion at a side surface of the first substrate; and a first pad that extends from the first extension wire in a third direction perpendicular to the first and second directions, the first pad being disposed in the recess portion, and the first extension wire and the first pad comprise the same material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Ha Sook Kim, Deok-Hwan Kim, Sung-Jun Kim, Yun-Tae Kim, Jeong Hyun Kim, Kenneth Lee, Hyong Do Choi
  • Patent number: 11333330
    Abstract: The invention provides a metal-based support (100) for a lighting element (200), wherein the lighting element (200) comprises a light source support (300) and a light source (10) functionally coupled to the light source support (300), wherein the metal-based support (100) comprises a metal body (140) and a fixation element (400) for fixating the light source support (300) to the metal-based support (100), wherein at least part of the fixation element (400) is part of the metal body (140), wherein the fixation element (400) comprises a central part (410) which is configurable in a first configuration and in a second configuration, different from the first configuration, wherein a change from one configuration to the other can be effected by applying a force on the central part (410), wherein the fixation element (400) comprises two protruding elements (420) configured extending from the central part (410) in both configurations of the central part (410), wherein terminal parts (421) of the respective protrudin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Jimmy Peet
  • Patent number: 11242981
    Abstract: A lighting fixture is provided that may include a channel configured for disposition at least partially within a recessed groove. The channel may be configured for mounting in the recessed groove by one or more fasteners, brackets and/or a combination of both fasteners and brackets. The lighting fixture may further include a mounting tray positioned within the channel and configured for mounting of a lighting element. The lighting fixture may also include a lens, for example a flexible lens, disposed at least partially within the channel and configured to at least partially cover the lighting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: QTran, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Collado, Cliff Redner, Michael Kelley
  • Patent number: 11209140
    Abstract: A multicolor lighting adjusting device includes a substrate with a light transmission hole, a transparent color mixing plate mounted on the substrate, and a drive mechanism for driving the color mixing plate. The color mixing plate has a plurality of color zones thereon, the color zones are randomly distributed in shape and/or color, and the colors of two adjacent color zones are mutually different. The color mixing plate has a first remaining position at which point a light beam passing through the light transmission hole is intercepted by at least two of the color zones on the color mixing plate. With this device, the light beam passing through the light transmission hole is intercepted by at least two color zones on the color mixing plate, so that the projected light beam has at least two kinds of colors, achieving a gorgeous lighting effect and a vibrant atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventor: Weikai Jiang
  • Patent number: 11085629
    Abstract: A heat dissipation system for a heat source, wherein the heat dissipation system comprises a heat pipe, a heat coupling-in element, and a heat coupling-out element, wherein the heat coupling-out element comprises at least 50% by weight of a thermally conductive thermoplastic composition having an in-plane thermal conductivity of 1 to 50 W/(m*K). Also provided is a luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Grosser, Matthias Knaupp, Thomas Grimm
  • Patent number: 11081043
    Abstract: The application provides an array substrate, a display panel, and a display device. The display panel comprises the support plate and the array substrate. The backlight surface of the flexible driving circuit substrate of the array substrate is bonded to the support plate in the display area. The area where the flexible driving circuit substrate is provided with the gate driving circuit and the data driving circuit is bent and attached to the other surface of the support plate. The light emitting surface of the display panel only has a display area capable of displaying pictures, which alleviates the problem that the existing display panel cannot fully display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chaoqun Yang, Changchih Huang
  • Patent number: 11072276
    Abstract: It is described herein a lighting apparatus for a vehicle. The lighting apparatus may comprise a lighting trim ring and a lighting element attached to an outer surface of the lighting trim ring. Also described herein is a lighting apparatus kit for a vehicle which may comprise the lighting trim ring and the lighting element. Also described herein is a method of installing a lighting apparatus onto a vehicle over an existing automotive lighting fixture such as a head light, tail light, fog light, or marker light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: AAC Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Justin Hartenstein
  • Patent number: 11049780
    Abstract: An electronic module includes a substrate having flexibility and an electrical insulation property, a circuit unit in which an electronic device is mounted on a wiring pattern formed on at least any one of surfaces of the substrate, and a resin body in which the circuit unit is sealed with an electrical insulating resin, wherein the substrate has flexibility to be deformable due to a pressure during sealing with the electrical insulating resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: TATEYAMA KAGAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Watanuki, Kenichi Honda, Orie Shinohara, Akira Ishikawa, Tsutomu Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 11036082
    Abstract: A display may have a pixel array such as a liquid crystal pixel array. The pixel array may be illuminated with backlight illumination from a backlight unit. The backlight unit may include an array of light-emitting diodes and a light reflector that helps reflect light from the light-emitting diodes through the pixel array. A color conversion layer may be used to convert light from the light-emitting diodes from blue light to white light. A microlens array layer formed over the color conversion layer may spread the light from the color conversion layer to homogenize the light. To ensure light is emitted from the backlight with a uniform color, the microlens array layer may have different transmittance portions. A central portion of the microlens array layer may transmit more light and reflect less light than an edge portion of the microlens array layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rong Liu, Yu P. Sun, Victor H. Yin, Jun Qi, Ziruo Hong
  • Patent number: 10989383
    Abstract: A lighting device including at least one surface light source and a support for this, wherein the surface light source includes a fixing element which has a T-shaped cross-section, and wherein the support includes a receiving part for the fixing element, a cross-section through the receiving part having a shape complementary to the cross-section of the fixing element. In the lighting device according to the invention, the fixing element includes an upright and a head, the upright extending from a lower face of the surface light source, the upright and the head together with this lower face delimiting at least one engagement groove for the receiving part of the support. Application to motor vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Xinyu Deng, Lingxuan Zhu
  • Patent number: 10983416
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes: a plurality of light-emitting elements arranged in an array on a base member; and a compound eye lens that includes a plurality of lens parts disposed above the base member and facing the plurality of light-emitting elements. The plurality of light-emitting elements are arranged such that each of the plurality of light-emitting elements faces a corresponding one of the lens parts, and a center of each of the plurality of light-emitting elements is offset from a lens center of the corresponding one of the lens parts of the compound eye lens in a direction toward a center of the compound eye lens in a plan view. The plurality of light-emitting elements include first light-emitting elements and second light-emitting elements that are alternately arranged, wherein an emission color of the first light-emitting elements is different from an emission color of the second light-emitting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Okahisa, Shinya Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 10976029
    Abstract: A chandelier having selectively motorized ornaments. Inner ornaments are selectively motionable laterally along their individual slide tracks by motorized push structures above the inner ornaments. The push structures are longitudinally and laterally translatable. Outer ornaments slidably engage ends of the chandelier. Sliding the outer ornaments causes the slide tracks to collectively open or close. A side push surface may laterally translate to push the inner ornaments into a straight line. The inner ornaments may adopt a plurality of patterns because their positions are manipulable by the push structures, the push surface, and the sliding outer ornaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Louis Jordan
  • Patent number: 10973155
    Abstract: A display substrate includes a first region, a second region, and a bendable region between the first region and the second region, and a heat dissipation plate assembly for heat dissipation of the display substrate includes: a first release film; a heat dissipation plate, comprising a first portion and a second portion which are separated by a space and located on the first release film; a protective film, located on a side of the heat dissipation plate distal to the first release film, having a substantially same shape as the heat dissipation plate, and comprising a third portion located on the first portion and a fourth portion located on the second portion, the third portion being able to be bonded to the first region of the display substrate, and the fourth portion being able to be bonded to the second region of the display substrate; and a second release film, located on a side of the protective film distal to the heat dissipation plate and having a substantially same shape as the first release film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignees: Chengdu Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yang Gao, Shuquan Yang, Qiang He, Chao Yang, Yang Yang, Mengyuan Pang
  • Patent number: 10962204
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coupling assembly for joining together a pair of light fixture segments at a joint interface therebetween to form a light fixture assembly, comprising a body rotatably mountable on a first of the light fixture segments about a central axis, the body configured to operably engage a drive tool with a drive axis thereof aligned with the central axis to rotate the body between a release position and a coupling position, the body having a designated receiving location to receive a complementary coupling element on a second of the light fixture segments, and configured to provide an arcuate pathway extending from designated receiving location, wherein the designated receiving location and pathway are configured to permit the complementary coupling element to travel along the pathway as the body rotates on the central axis, and thereby to laterally transfer the complementary coupling element radially toward the central axis to draw the first and second light fixture segment toward forming the joint in
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Axis Lighting Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Esteves, Andrew Miles, Howard Yaphe, Thomas James
  • Patent number: 10955124
    Abstract: A linkable linear light emitting diode (LED) system provides apparatus and methods for mechanically, optically, and electrically linking multiple LED modules disposed over a wide and separated area of a ceiling system. Openings can be cut in ceiling tiles of a drop ceiling system and the LED lighting modules are coupled to the tile through the opening, with the tile being sandwiched between different portions of the module. A remote driver system is placed within the drop ceiling above the tiles and provides multiple connectors for powering a multitude of lighting modules. Certain of the LED lighting modules include both input and output connectors for both receiving power or data and providing power or data to other modules. In this manner, some of the modules act as master LED lighting modules and those receiving power and/or data therefrom are act as slave modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Anthony James Carney, Chun Wah Chan, Jerold Alan Tickner, Christopher Lee Bohler, Kenneth Walma
  • Patent number: 10901286
    Abstract: This disclosure describes insulated glass units (IGUs) that incorporate electrochromic devices. More specifically, this disclosure focuses on different configurations available for providing an electrical connection to the interior region of an IGU. In many cases, an IGU includes two panes separated by a spacer. The spacer defines an interior region of the IGU and an exterior region of the IGU. Often, the electrochromic device positioned on the pane does not extend past the spacer, and some electrical connection must be provided to supply power from the exterior of the IGU to the electrochromic device on the interior of the IGU. In some embodiments, the spacer includes one or more holes (e.g, channels, mouse holes, other holes, etc.) through which an electrical connection (e.g., wires, busbar leads, etc.) may pass to provide power to the electrochromic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald M. Parker, Yashraj Bhatnagar, Trevor Frank, Travis D. Wilbur, Stephen C. Brown
  • Patent number: 10896998
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a light emitting device includes: providing a light emitting element including a light extraction surface, an electrode-formed surface on a side opposite to the light extraction surface, lateral surfaces positioned between the light extraction surface and the electrode-formed surface, and a pair of electrodes on the electrode-formed surface; providing a covering member including a lens portion and a first recess on a side different from the lens portion; disposing the light emitting element on a bottom surface of the first recess, with the light extraction surface and the bottom surface of the first recess facing each other; and forming a reflective member in the first recess to cover the lateral surfaces of the light emitting element while at least a part of the pair of electrodes is exposed from the reflective member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tadao Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10886064
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an arrangement for fastening a capacitor cup within which a capacitor is accommodated. The arrangement is for fastening a capacitor cup onto an opening of a mid-plate, wherein the capacitor cup comprises a cylindrical body having an opening end and an opposite end. The arrangement comprises: a collar provided on an outer surface of the cylindrical body, closely around the opening end; at least one first engagement feature formed at the outer surface of the cylindrical body and adjacent to the collar; and, at least one second engagement feature, corresponding to the first engagement feature, formed at an edge of the opening of the mid-plate; wherein, an engagement between the first and second engagement features fastens the capacitor cup onto the opening of the mid-plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: DANFOSS POWER ELECTRONICS A/S
    Inventors: Matthew Donovan Gray, George Miller, Shawn Rink, Michael Lai, Stephen Ray Larsen
  • Patent number: 10859756
    Abstract: A shelf includes a LED light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 10851982
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a flexible lighting panel, a plurality of winches coupled at different, respective locations to the flexible lighting panel, and one or more controllers configured to control the winches to raise and/or lower the flexible lighting panel at one or more of the different, respective locations to generate a wave-like movement of the flexible lighting panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Dmitrijs Volohovs
  • Patent number: 10788193
    Abstract: A removable clamp for a light string is provided. The removable clamp includes a base with engagement members designed to engage a portion of a wire of the light string; a cap with a peripheral skirt and a set of friction members designed to engage with the engagement members of the base for engaging the portion of the wire; and a magnet embedded in the base of the removable case such that the magnet does not protrude outside the base. The removable clamp wraps around the portion of wire of the light string, and then attached via the magnet to a metal surface on the outside of a building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Shawn Michael Genenbacher
  • Patent number: 10701802
    Abstract: An item may include fabric having insulating and conductive yarns or other strands of material. The conductive strands may form signal paths. Electrical components can be mounted to the fabric. Each electrical component may have an electrical device such as a semiconductor die that is mounted on an interposer substrate. The interposer may have contacts that are soldered to the conductive strands. A protective cover may encapsulate portions of the electrical component. To create a robust connection between the electrical component and the fabric, the conductive strands may be threaded through recesses in the electrical component. The recesses may be formed in the interposer or may be formed in a protective cover on the interposer. Conductive material in the recess may be used to electrically and/or mechanically connect the conductive strand to a bond pad in the recess. Thermoplastic material may be used to seal the solder joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel D. Sunshine, David M. Kindlon, Michael B. Nussbaum, Andrew L. Rosenberg, Andrew Sterian, Breton M. Saunders, Christopher A. Schultz, David A. Bolt, Mark J. Beesley, Peter W. Mash, Steven Keating, Chang Liu, Lan Hoang
  • Patent number: 10690315
    Abstract: According to one example aspect, a device for venting a luminaire compartment comprises a luminaire compartment disposed between first and second luminaire components and one or more luminaire gaskets maintaining a weather-proof seal about the luminaire compartment. The device further comprises one or more venting tubes traversing the one or more luminaire gaskets such that the one or more venting tubes extend into the luminaire compartment and the one or more venting tubes equalize one or more environmental parameters of the luminaire compartment with one or more environmental parameters of the ambient environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Ideal Industries Lighting LLC
    Inventors: Theodore D. Lowes, Chandan Bhat, Mark Youmans
  • Patent number: 10677427
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coupling assembly for joining together a pair of light fixture segments at a joint interface therebetween to form a light fixture assembly, comprising a body rotatably mountable on a first of the light fixture segments about a central axis, the body configured to operably engage a drive tool with a drive axis thereof aligned with the central axis to rotate the body between a release position and a coupling position, the body having a designated receiving location to receive a complementary coupling element on a second of the light fixture segments, and configured to provide an arcuate pathway extending from designated receiving location, wherein the designated receiving location and pathway are configured to permit the complementary coupling element to travel along the pathway as the body rotates on the central axis, and thereby to laterally transfer the complementary coupling element radially toward the central axis to draw the first and second light fixture segment toward forming the joint in
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Axis Lighting Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Esteves, Andrew Miles, Howard Yaphe, Thomas James
  • Patent number: 10665754
    Abstract: A side-view type light emitting device has a bottom surface thereof as a light emission surface and a first lateral surface thereof as a mounting surface for mounting on a mounting substrate, and includes a semiconductor layered structure including a first semiconductor layer, an active layer and a second semiconductor layer; a first connecting electrode exposed from the first lateral surface and electrically connected to the first semiconductor layer; a first electrode disposed between the first semiconductor layer and the first connecting electrode; a second connecting electrode exposed from the first lateral surface; a metal wire electrically connecting an upper surface of the second semiconductor layer to the second connecting electrode; and a resin layer. In a direction perpendicular to the light emission surface, the active layer does not overlap with the first connecting electrode, and the active layer does not overlap with the second connecting electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akinori Yoneda, Yoshiyuki Aihara, Shinji Nakamura, Akiyoshi Kinouchi, Kazuki Kashimoto, Kazuyuki Akaishi
  • Patent number: 10641459
    Abstract: A shield for a lighting fixture includes a panel that is optically transparent and a screen attached to the panel. The screen has opaque segments, where the opaque segments have gaps therebetween. The screen is screen printed onto the panel. The opaque segments are distributed on the panel in a pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Joseph Pahl, Adam Moore Foy
  • Patent number: 10627096
    Abstract: A lighting device comprising at least one light source (4) adapted for, in operation, emitting light, a heat sink element (3) comprising a first part (31) on which the at least one light source is arranged and a second part (32), the second part comprising a plurality of ribs (341, 342, 343, 344) extending from the first part, and a cover element (2) comprising an outer surface (21) adapted for forming a light exit surface of the lighting device, the cover element (2) comprising a first plurality of grooves (231, 232, 233) comprising a V-shaped cross-section and being provided in the outer surface of the cover element, the cover element being arranged such as to extend over the heat sink element in such a way that the first plurality of grooves extends over the plurality of ribs of the second part of the heat sink element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Johannes Martinus Bukkems, Johannes Petrus Maria Ansems
  • Patent number: 10591150
    Abstract: An integrated electrical connector device structure of LED light includes a light source board, a supporting board a light head, and at least a conductive connector. The supporting board is set between the light source board and the light head. The conductive includes a conductive pin, a fixed part and a plug. The fixed part is fixed on the supporting board. The conductive pin is connected to the light head electrically. The plug is connected to the light source board electrically to connect the light head and the light source board electrically. The integrated electrical connector device structure of LED light owns the advantages of simple structure and easy to be assembled automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaobo Chen, Maojin Zeng, Yongjun Bao
  • Patent number: 10591143
    Abstract: Employing capacitors as shunts in a decorative light string can prevent the circuit from being opened when a lamp burns out or becomes loose in the socket. But manually assembling such a light string is costly and the quality of the resulting string is not assured to be high. The present disclosure introduces a shunted light string, and a method of assembling that light string that is able to be automated to ensure a consistent quality level by reducing or eliminating human workmanship issues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Polygroup Macau Limited (BVI)
    Inventor: Chi Yin Alan Leung
  • Patent number: 10557493
    Abstract: A spring fastener is provided. The spring fastener includes a spring and a flexible member having a shoulder, a first leg and a second leg. The first leg and the second leg are inserted through the spring along a longitudinal axis of the spring. The spring is retained to the flexible member by the shoulder and at least a portion of the first leg or the second leg. The first leg and the second leg have a retention feature to retain the spring fastener when the first leg and the second leg are inserted through an aperture in a component or a surface. A method of utilizing a spring fastener is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Hibbs, Robert Wilcox, Victor Safradin
  • Patent number: 10531556
    Abstract: A method of assembling a component to a printed circuit board that includes a thermal layer and a circuit layer separated by a dielectric layer. The circuit layer includes circuit pads that correspond to terminal surfaces on the component. The dielectric layer includes an aperture that exposes a portion of the thermal layer that correspond to a thermal pad on the component. Solder paste is applied to the circuit pads and the exposed thermal layer. Lower surfaces of the solder paste are in contact with the circuit pads and the thermal layer and upper surfaces of the solder paste are substantially coplanar. The component is placed on the solder paste. The printed circuit board and the component are heated to create solder joints between the terminal surfaces on the component and the circuit pads and between the thermal pad on the component and the thermal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Adura LED Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Kalu K. Vasoya
  • Patent number: 10281124
    Abstract: An electronic device according to an embodiment includes an electronic component and equipment. The equipment includes a mounting surface on which the electronic component is mounted via a coating agent and on which a recessed portion is provided along a part of a circumferential end portion of the electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI INC.
    Inventors: Hidenori Fuma, Nobuki Matsui
  • Patent number: 10254805
    Abstract: An internal component and external interface arrangement for a cylindrical compact computing system is described that includes at least a structural heat sink having triangular shape disposed within a cylindrical volume defined by a cylindrical housing. A computing engine having a generally triangular shape is described having internal components that include a graphics processing unit (GPU) board, a central processing unit (CPU) board, an input/output (I/O) interface board, an interconnect board, and a power supply unit (PSU).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brett W. Degner, Caitlin Elizabeth Kalinowski, Richard D. Kosoglow, Joshua D. Banko, David H. Narajowski, Jonathan L. Berk, Michael E. Leclerc, Michael D. McBroom, Asif Iqbal, Paul S. Michelsen, Mark K. Sin, Paul A. Baker, Harold L. Sontag, Wai Ching Yuen, Matthew P. Casebolt, Kevin S. Fetterman, Alexander C. Calkins, Daniel L. McBroom
  • Patent number: 10215342
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a LED filament and a LED bulb with the LED filament. The LED filament includes a carrier, LED chips disposed on the carrier, the carrier includes a first lateral section and a second lateral section opposite to the first lateral section, the LED chips are formed on the first lateral section, hardness of the first lateral section is less than that of the second lateral section. The disclosure further provides a LED bulb with the LED filament above. The LED filament above has benefits of improving structural strength and decreasing costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: KAISTAR LIGHTING (XIAMEN) CO., LTD, EPISTAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chien-Li Yang, Yu-Chun Chung, Yu Min Li
  • Patent number: 10197260
    Abstract: An integrated electrical connector device structure of LED light includes a light source board, a supporting board a light head, and at least a conductive connector. The supporting board is set between the light source board and the light head. The conductive includes a conductive pin, a fixed part and a plug. The fixed part is fixed on the supporting board. The conductive pin is connected to the light head electrically. The plug is connected to the light source board electrically to connect the light head and the light source board electrically. The integrated electrical connector device structure of LED light owns the advantages of simple structure and easy to be assembled automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaobo Chen, Maojin Zeng, Yongjun Bao
  • Patent number: 10077880
    Abstract: A shield for a lighting fixture includes a panel that is optically transparent and a screen attached to the panel. The screen has opaque segments, where the opaque segments have gaps therebetween. The screen is screen printed onto the panel. The opaque segments are distributed on the panel in a pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Christopher Joseph Pahl, Adam Moore Foy
  • Patent number: 10072826
    Abstract: There is provided a light bulb (1) which comprises: a cap (2) for mechanically and electrically connecting the light bulb (1) to a lamp socket; a light-transmissive envelope (3); a stem (12) arranged inside the envelope (3), the stem (12) including a base portion (13) proximal to the cap (2); and at least one carrier (7) and one or more solid-state lighting devices (6) mounted on the at least one carrier (7) inside the envelope (3). The at least one carrier (7) is supported by the base portion (13) of the stem (12). There is also provided a method for producing a light bulb (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Vincent Stefan David Gielen, Antonius Adrianus Maria Marinus, Martijn Jochem Van Uden
  • Patent number: 10066812
    Abstract: Disclosed is a coupling assembly for joining together a pair of light fixture segments at a joint interface therebetween to form a light fixture assembly, comprising a body rotatably mountable on a first of the light fixture segments about a central axis, the body configured to operably engage a drive tool with a drive axis thereof aligned with the central axis to rotate the body between a release position and a coupling position, the body having a designated receiving location to receive a complementary coupling element on a second of the light fixture segments, and configured to provide an arcuate pathway extending from designated receiving location, wherein the designated receiving location and pathway are configured to permit the complementary coupling element to travel along the pathway as the body rotates on the central axis, and thereby to laterally transfer the complementary coupling element radially toward the central axis to draw the first and second light fixture segment toward forming the joint in
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: AXIS LIGHTING INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Esteves, Andrew Miles, Howard Yaphe, Thomas James
  • Patent number: 10066815
    Abstract: A direct-inserting small connector includes an elastic piece and a pin. The elastic piece is installed on a light source plate having a through hole and is completely located above the light source plate. One end of the elastic piece is an output end electrically connected to the light source plate, and the other end thereof forms a clamping end corresponding to the through hole in terms of position. The pin is installed on a drive plate. One end of the pin is an input end electrically connected to the drive plate, and the other end thereof is a direct-inserting end capable of being directly inserted into the clamping end to obtain an electric connection. This connector is suitable for manufacturing high power LED lamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Bingshui Chen
  • Patent number: 10041657
    Abstract: A clip unit and an edge mount light emitting diode (LED) assembly comprising a clip unit. The clip unit provides a mounting structure for mounting a light source, such as an LED, to an edge of a printed circuit board (PCB). A surface mount LED, for example, can thus be easily mounted to the edge of the PCB so as to project light in a direction normal to the edge surface of the PCB, instead of the typical mounting orientation that allows for the projection of light normal to the primary surface of the PCB. The clip unit includes an anode retention clip and a cathode retention clip which are electrically isolated from one another within an insulative housing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Rebo Lighting & Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Orin Lenz, John Dominick, Stephen Kowalchik
  • Patent number: 10001606
    Abstract: A multi-function light guide socket, including: a connecting tube, including a light source fixation part and a component fixation part, the light source fixation part having a pair of hollowed slots formed at two peripheral locations thereof, the pair of hollowed slots each having a first column therein along an axial direction, the first column having a first low-side stop edge on an inner surface thereof, at least two latching flaps protruding from an inner surface of a bottom opening of the connecting tube to cooperate with a pair of the first low-side stop edges to clamp a flange of a light emitting diode, and the component fixation part having at least two latching slots formed at at least two peripheral locations thereof; and an optical component including an engaging part for being plugged into and engaged with the component fixation part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: KANG YANG HARDWARE ENTERPRISES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shu-Li Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9989199
    Abstract: The instant disclosure provides an illumination device and a light-emitting module thereof. The light-emitting module includes a cover structure, a light-emitting structure and an assembled type capacitor assembly. The cover structure has a through opening. The light-emitting structure includes a circuit substrate disposed under the cover structure and a plurality of light-emitting elements disposed on the circuit substrate and exposed from the through opening. The assembled type capacitor assembly includes at least one assembled type capacitor electrically connected the circuit substrate through an assembled type electrical connection assembly, and the at least one assembled type capacitor is separated from the circuit substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: PARAGON SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chia-Tin Chung, Shih-Neng Tai, Pei-Chun Liu
  • Patent number: 9946138
    Abstract: Onboard EC window controllers are described. The controllers are configured in close proximity to the EC window, for example, within the IGU. The controller may be part of a window assembly, which includes an IGU having one or more EC panes, and thus does not have to be matched with the EC window, and installed, in the field. The window controllers described herein have a number of advantages because they are matched to the IGU containing one or more EC devices and their proximity to the EC panes of the window overcomes a number of problems associated with conventional controller configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Dhairya Shrivastava, Anshu A. Pradhan, Stephen C. Brown, David Walter Groechel, Robert T. Rozbicki
  • Patent number: 9945541
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode (LED) module holder includes a base, a connection portion and two terminals. The base has an accommodation space formed through the base and two rear rests formed inside the accommodation space. The connection portion is formed on a rear portion of the base and has a socket formed in a rear of the connection portion. The two terminals are securely mounted in the socket. Each terminal has an insertion segment mounted inside the socket of the connection portion, an electrical contact segment formed on a front end of the insertion segment and extending forwards into the accommodation space, and a limiting piece formed on the terminal and located above a corresponding rear rest. The LED module is mounted into the accommodation space and is held between the rear rests and the limiting pieces to avoid escaping from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: KEEPER TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chung-Hsien Kuo
  • Patent number: 9939138
    Abstract: A flashlight mounting system includes a first elastomeric mount portion, a second elastomeric mount portion, and a fastener having a shaft that secures the first and second elastomeric mount portions to each other. The first and second elastomeric mount portions are able to rotate relative to each other about the shaft. The flashlight mounting system further includes a first strap that passes through the first elastomeric mount portion to secure the first elastomeric mount portion to a flashlight, and a second strap that passes through the second elastomeric mount portion to secure the second elastomeric mount portion to a support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: LIFE MOUNTS, LLC
    Inventor: Christoph Roger Pierre
  • Patent number: 9865785
    Abstract: A method of producing an optoelectronic component includes providing a lead frame subdivided by a separating region into first and second lead frame parts, carrying out etching in which at least one trench structure is produced on the upper side of the first lead frame, producing a molded body by molding a molding material around the lead frame such that 1) a cavity is formed and exposes a region of the upper side of the first lead frame part and a region of the upper side of the second lead frame part, and 2) the trench structure is provided on the upper side of the exposed region of the first lead frame part, and arranging the optoelectronic semiconductor chip on the upper side of the exposed region of the first lead frame part such that the trench structure is used as an alignment mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Gruendl, Tobias Gebuhr, Markus Pindl