Specific Lamp Mounting Or Retaining Patents (Class 362/549)
  • Patent number: 10539307
    Abstract: A lamp mounting mechanism and automated luminaire are provided. A lamp head includes a lamp access panel and the lamp mounting mechanism. The lamp access panel can be removed to provide access to the lamp mounting mechanism. The lamp mounting mechanism includes a lamp mounting plate and a lamp retainer. A lamp is removably mounted in the lamp mounting mechanism, which aligns an optical axis of the lamp with a center of the lamp mounting plate. The lamp retainer includes a plurality of retaining clips that apply forces to flanges of the lamp to maintain the lamp in a fixed position relative to the lamp mounting plate. The retaining clips allow a user to rotate the lamp to position the flanges of the lamp in openings between the retaining clips. The openings between the retaining clips allow the user to remove the lamp from the lamp mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Robe Lighting s.r.o.
    Inventors: Pavel Jurik, Josef Valchar
  • Patent number: 10498069
    Abstract: A plug-in module circuit board includes a plurality of plug-in modules attached to each other side-by-side in a lateral longitudinal row. Each of the plurality of plug-in-modules has an electrical contact and each of the electrical contact housings has at least one outer surface with a latching structure, a pair of upper guide bores a pair of electrical contacts ad pair of locking devices in the pair of upper guide bores, and a common electrical voltage connection in communication with each of the electrical contacts such that each of the electrical contacts has a common electrical voltage provided thereto. One connecting leg of a light emitting diode (LED) is locked in one electrical contact housing and another connecting leg of the LED is locked in an adjacent electrical contact housing such that each leg of the LED has a different polarity voltage applied thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Hyeon Sook Jeon-Haurand
  • Patent number: 10486585
    Abstract: The invention relates to a closure system (1) for closing an opening (20) of a vehicle light, having a closure element (10) and an opening (20) of a vehicle light, wherein the opening (20) has an edge (21), the edge (21) of the opening (20) being in particular conical or at least substantially conical in shape. The invention further relates to a vehicle light having such a closure system (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
    Inventors: Frank Hansmann, Martin Zajak
  • Patent number: 10458619
    Abstract: A lighting device for a motor vehicle including a housing covered by a lens in a light main radiation direction, and at least one supporting plate for multiple illuminants. Partially different light functions are assigned to the illuminants. A recess, which is formed by the housing and which forms at least part of the function of a reflector, is assigned to one of the light functions. The recess has a volume which is multiple times smaller compared to the housing volume, and only such a part of the supporting plate, including at least one illuminant, projects into the recess which is multiple times smaller than a remaining part of the supporting plate, which supports the illuminants for the other light functions. Thus, it is possible to implement the additional light function of a side marker light using the compact lighting device, which has few components and is thus cost-effective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Torsten Huebner, Gunnar Koether
  • Patent number: 10462858
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a planar light-emitting structure having a substrate on which an organic EL emission element is provided, a framing member that fixes the planar light-emitting structure inside a vehicle-lamp light cabinet, and an elastic member that is interposed between the planar light-emitting structure and the framing member and that fixes the planar light-emitting structure by its biasing force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya Shido, Yukihiro Onoda, Toru Ito, Yoshiro Ito, Haruhiko Iyoda, Hironori Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 10330292
    Abstract: A remote follow spot system includes a remote controller that has separately movable parts that are movable in two orthogonal directions, and a display attached to one of said two separately movable parts. The display receives a video feed from a controlled light, that is controlled to move in the same directions as remote controller. The display hence shows the field of view where the light is pointing. In this way, an operator of the follow spot can control the light without physically being near the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Production Resource Group LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D Conti, Ian Clarke, Dale Polansky, Diane Miller
  • Patent number: 10266104
    Abstract: An adjustable mounting device is provided comprising a base mount assembly including a first base mount and a second base mount pivotally coupled to each other, with the first base mount and the second base mount each being configured to be attachable to the vehicle. A light mount is pivotally coupled to the base mount assembly and is configured to be attachable to the light bar for mounting the light bar on the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Iddea California, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy J. Wymore, Rodolfo A. Linares
  • Patent number: 10144338
    Abstract: An exemplary positioning assembly for a vehicle component includes a hook structure of a lamp assembly, and a flange of a fascia. The flange is received within a slot of the hook structure to position the fascia relative to the lamp assembly. An exemplary positioning method for a vehicle component includes holding a flange of a fascia within a slot of a hook structure. The holding positions a portion of the fascia relative to a lamp assembly that includes the hook structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Haydon, Sarbjit Singh, Dale Darkowski
  • Patent number: 9829121
    Abstract: A system module, manifold system and method for installing and/or attaching a manifold system to a trailer/dolly system module. The manifold system includes groove and at least one fastener for securing the manifold system to the system module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Haldex Brake Products Corporation
    Inventors: Victor J. Raye, Jerry J. Donovan
  • Patent number: 9404634
    Abstract: LED lighting apparatus including (1) a plurality of primary lenses each over a corresponding one of LED arrays spaced on a circuit board, and (2) a one-piece lensing member over the circuit board and having a plurality of secondary lenses each spaced over one of the primary lenses on the circuit board, the circuit board and lensing member having first and second mating features positioned and configured for inter-engagement for high-precision lens alignment. The circuit board and one-piece lensing member are each joined to a mounting surface of a heat-conductive member, and such assembly, while facilitating high-efficiency assembly, does not interfere with high-precision lens alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt S. Wilcox, Christopher Strom, Craig Raleigh
  • Patent number: 9381946
    Abstract: A multi-functional support for a motor vehicle, wherein the multi-functional support comprises a plurality of mounts for accommodating, in a supporting manner, motor vehicle front elements, wherein the motor vehicle front elements are visible in the installed state in an outside top view of the motor vehicle, wherein the multi-functional support together with the received motor vehicle front elements can be fixed so as to be mounted in a floating manner on a body of the motor vehicle, wherein the floating mounting is designed such that, by releasing the fixing and by displacing the multi-functional support relative to the body, a joint line, which is visible in an outside top view of the motor vehicle, between the motor vehicle front elements and outer motor vehicle trim parts directly adjacent to the motor vehicle front elements can be adjusted in a predefined manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: FAURECIA EXTERIORS GMBH
    Inventors: Yann Clapie, Stefan Meder, Daniel Eichlinger, Roland Wohlmuth, Michael Straus, Karl-Heinz Killersreiter, Jacques Hoffner, Pascal Joly-Pottuz
  • Patent number: 9382931
    Abstract: A fastener for a vehicle lamp assembly has an adjustable stud and grommet. Positioning grooves on the stud interact with positioning fingers on the grommet in a ratcheting fashion to allow more accurate alignment of the lamp assembly prior to securing the lamp assembly to a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Burton Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: John Burton
  • Patent number: 9371002
    Abstract: A communication system for a vehicle comprises a mechanism for sensing a braking of the vehicle and a control device for sending a signal to a headlight activation circuit to modulate the vehicle's headlights based upon the braking of the vehicle. In particular, a headlight of the vehicle is able to be modulated based upon an application of one or both of a front brake and a rear brake. The headlight activation circuit is able to modulate the headlight between an on position and an off position or modulate the headlight between a high beam position and a low beam position. Consequently, the vehicle is better seen as it approaches likely congestion areas such as intersections and slowing or stopped traffic and attempts to enter traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Vision Works IP Corporation
    Inventor: Fritz Braunberger
  • Patent number: 9357809
    Abstract: A protective helmet including a rigid shell and an electronic connecting device mounted on the shell, the connecting device including an electronic circuit, first means for connecting said circuit to a power supply system, and second means for connecting said circuit to at least one accessory that can be mounted on the helmet, wherein the connecting device is mounted on the shell in an opening formed in said shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: MSA Production France
    Inventor: Gilles Basson
  • Patent number: 9332655
    Abstract: An electronic circuit having an electronic component mounted on a substrate, a light source device having the electronic circuit, and a method of manufacturing the electronic circuit on which the electronic component is mounted on the substrate are described. The electronic component has a plurality of lead pins to be electrically connected to wirings on the substrate. The substrate is formed with a hole having a larger dimension than a maximum distance between at least two lead pins of the lead pins. The lead pins are inserted into the hole from sides of tips of the lead pins while being bent at a plurality of bending portions, and fixed to the substrate by a solder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Basho, Katsuhiko Maeda, Masashi Suzuki, Yuugo Matsuura
  • Patent number: 9322141
    Abstract: A moldboard utility system enhances the features of a moldboard, or snowplow on a vehicle by integrating known vehicle components into different sections of the moldboard. Lighting, towing, and powering components commonly found on a vehicle are integrated into the moldboard. A moldboard lighting system includes headlights, turn signal lights, fog lights, spot lights, light emitting diodes, and emergency lights. The lights integrate directly into the various sections of the moldboard. For example, a headlight positions in a central section of the moldboard, directing an illumination onto the roadway. Turn signal lights attach to a pair of wings on the moldboard. The moldboard lighting system positions onto the moldboard in substantially the same elevation and orientation as vehicle lighting. A towing system integrates into the moldboard, enabling a tow line to attach to the moldboard or vehicle tow hook. A powering system integrates into the moldboard, providing access to power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventor: Nicolai Tykalsky
  • Patent number: 9243766
    Abstract: A lighting device for a motor vehicle headlamp is described. The device includes a reflector for focusing light emitted by a light source. At the rear end of the reflector is an opening to receive at least a part of the light source, and a reflector neck that surrounds the opening and to which the light source is fastened in a defined position relative to a reflective surface of the reflector. A plurality of locking members are formed on the reflector which in the course of a rotary movement of the light source about the optical axis of the reflector or about an axis parallel thereto when the light source has been at least partly inserted in the reflector neck, engage in corresponding perforations formed in the fight source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Markus Gerhard, Olaf Rottstadt, Volker Heitbreder
  • Patent number: 9221387
    Abstract: A breakaway headlamp mounting system is provided for a vehicle subjectable to an external force and having a body structure, a headlamp, and a hood. The breakaway headlamp mounting system has a mounting tab attached to the headlamp and attachable to the body structure and a mounting tab breakaway feature included in one of the hood, the body structure, and the mounting tab. The mounting tab breakaway feature is configured to break the mounting tab in response to the external force when the mounting tab is attached to the body structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Scott W. Thorpe, Anil K. Sachdev
  • Patent number: 9217607
    Abstract: The invention provides a planar coil (1) of a tube (2), wherein the planar coil (1) has an overall planar shape. The cross-section of the tube (2) can be oval. The invention further provides a heating device comprising one or more of the planar coil (1). The invention further provides a method for heating a sample comprising the step of heating the sample in the heating device of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: SEAL ANALYTICAL GMBH
    Inventors: Holger Eschment, Rudiger Stark
  • Patent number: 9211782
    Abstract: A motor vehicle rear module for fastening on a structure of a rear door, the module has a light unit, an outer bodywork skin, this skin being adjacent at least in part to the light unit, and a shaper element arranged so as to shape the skin around the light unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Compagnie Plastic Omnium
    Inventors: Alexis Rajon, Arnold Fayt
  • Patent number: 9211836
    Abstract: A headlamp assembly of a vehicle with a headlamp fastening device is described. The headlamp assembly has a transparent headlamp cover on a front side. A headlamp housing is closed on the front side by the headlamp cover. The headlamp assembly is configured to mechanically connect with the vehicle body via the headlamp fastening device. The headlamp fastening device has a guide rail, on which the headlamp assembly is arranged so as to be pivotable contrary to the direction of travel and so as to be able to be withdrawn in the direction of travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Heiko Eckert, Gregor Krieg, Ralph Schneider
  • Patent number: 9188302
    Abstract: A vehicle and a headlamp assembly for the vehicle are disclosed. The headlamp assembly includes a light device movable about a center point of rotation. The headlamp assembly also includes a first member supporting the light device. The first member has a partially spherical configuration. The headlamp assembly further includes a second member supporting the first member. The second member has a partially spherical configuration complementary to the partially spherical configuration of the first member to allow movement of the light device about the center point of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Jay H. Ovenshire, Andrzej Wasilewski
  • Patent number: 9039263
    Abstract: A bicycle rack for arrangement on the rear end of a motor vehicle in an extendible fashion is provided. The bicycle rack includes a carrying frame, a slide-in element that is displaceably arranged in the carrying frame, and a carrier element that is pivotably arranged on the side-in element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Hendrik Hofmann, Dirk Lungershausen
  • Patent number: 9033564
    Abstract: A high pressure discharge lamp (10), which is particularly a motor vehicle headlight, comprises a high pressure discharge burner (12) for emitting light supported by at least one leg (24), preferably three or four legs (24). By means of the legs (24) the burner (12) is mechanically connected to a socket (14) of the high pressure discharge lamp (10). According to the invention the legs (24) are part of a holder (16), which comprises further a ring (18) surrounding the socket (14), whereby the ring (18) is one-piece with the legs (24). Due to the design of the holder (16) as ring (18) with protruding legs (24) the heat of the burner (12) is conducted from the burner (12) via the legs (24) to the ring (18) by heat conduction. From the ring (18) the heat is led away to the environment by convection. This leads to a significant cooler Temperature of the holder (16) with respect to the burner (12), so that the material of the socket (14) needs not to be selected with respect to a good heat resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Markus Gerhard, Nathijs De Wit
  • Patent number: 9028091
    Abstract: A luminaire to be carried by a lighting fixture. The luminaire may include a housing, a primary optic disposed within the housing having a reflective inner surface defining an optical chamber, a light source, and a heat sink defining an aperture through which light may propagate. The light source may include a plurality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The luminaire may further include a secondary optic positioned adjacent to the light source that may collimate and/or refract light emitted by the light source, and may form a seal between the light source and the optical chamber. The luminaire may further include a color conversion layer configured to change the color of light emitted by the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Holland, Mark Penley Boomgaarden, Ryan Kelley
  • Patent number: 9022627
    Abstract: A retainer (23) includes two retainer portions (20, 21) surrounding lens (2). Lens (2) has a bearing surface (14) and an abutment surface (12), preferably two of each. In an intermediate stage of assembly, retainer portions when placed in confronting relation to each other around the lens are undersized in a lateral direction relative a principal dimension of lens (2). A projection (22) from a retainer portion (20, 21) bears against lens bearing surface (14), and an abutment-receiving structure (24), such as an aperture, bears against lens abutment (12). When the retainer portions (20, 21) are squeezed together and permanently connected, such as by weldment (40), projection (22) is urged more firmly against lens bearing surface (14) and lens abutment surface (12) is urged against lens aperture (24). Retainer portions (20, 21) are symmetric, and formed of sheet steel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Osram Sylvania Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Lessard, Aaron Plaza, Mark Seymour
  • Publication number: 20150117050
    Abstract: A fastener for a vehicle lamp assembly has an adjustable stud and grommet. Positioning grooves on the stud interact with positioning fingers on the grommet in a ratcheting fashion to allow more accurate alignment of the lamp assembly prior to securing the lamp assembly to a vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: BURTON TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: John Burton
  • Patent number: 9016914
    Abstract: A light source unit assembly includes a light source, a light guide member, a light source housing member housing the light source, a light guide member holder, and a mounting member. The light guide member includes a light entrance portion and a light exit portion from which the light entering the light entrance portion exits. The light guide member holder supports an end portion of the light guide member including the light exit portion. The mounting member is provided to a vehicular interior part and each of the light source housing member and the light guide member holder is independently mounted to the mounting member. Each of the light source housing member and the light guide member holder has a connecting portion with which the light source housing member and the light guide member holder are connected to each other such that the light entrance portion faces the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ukai, Hiroyasu Tahara
  • Patent number: 9010977
    Abstract: A mounting collar on a light fixture provides a compressive force between the illumination module and a light fixture. For example, a mounting collar that is fixed to the light fixture may engage with an illumination module to deform elastic mounting members on the illumination module to generate the compressive force. The mounting collar may include tapered features on first and second members that are moveable with respect to each other and that when engaged generate the compressive force. The mounting collar may include elastic mounting members on first and second members that move with respect to each other, wherein the movement deforms the elastic mounting members to generate the compressive force. The mounting collar may include an elastic member, wherein movement movement of the mounting collar relative to a light fixture deforms the elastic member to generate the compressive force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Xicato, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard Harbers, Gregory W. Eng, Christopher R. Reed, Peter K. Tseng, John S. Yriberri
  • Publication number: 20150103552
    Abstract: A light source device has a light-emitting element structure body having a light-emitting element, a base member configured to be fitted in a lamp, and an installation portion disposed on the base member. The light-emitting element structure body is installed on the installation portion. The base member has a heat dissipation chamber communicating with an outside of the device. The heat dissipation chamber is formed inside the installation portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Aiso
  • Publication number: 20150103545
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a light source including a semiconductor light emitting device, and a metal support member on which the light source is mounted. The support member is integrally formed with a shade portion configured to block a portion of light emitted from the semiconductor light emitting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shingo KATO
  • Patent number: 8985820
    Abstract: A lighted interior accessory assembly for a vehicle includes an interior accessory such as an armrest or console and a plurality of fasteners mounting the interior accessory on the interior panel. A mounting plate has a light pipe mounted thereon and emitting light along the length of the light pipe. The mounting plate is sandwiched between the armrest and the interior panel so that the mounting plate creates a gap between the armrest and the interior panel through which the light pipe emits light into the vehicle interior. Mounting the armrest directly to the door trim without inter-positioning the mounting plate between the armrest and the door trim eliminates the gap and eliminates the light pipe. Accordingly, a vehicle manufacturer can readily include a lighting feature in a luxury version of the vehicle and omit the lighting feature from a standard version of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Lorin A. Mazur, Darryle R. Woodham, Ralph Brink
  • Patent number: 8979337
    Abstract: A lighting module (1) comprising at least one light emitting device (3) arranged on a first carrier (10); driving electronics (4) for driving the at least one light emitting device (3) arranged on a second carrier (11); and an optical interface (5) for outputting light emitted by the at least one light emitting device (3), wherein the second carrier (11) is arranged in a plane substantially parallel to the first carrier (10), wherein the first (10) and second (11) carriers are configured such that a projection of the first carrier (10) onto the plane is substantially non-overlapping with the second carrier (11) so as to form a non-overlapping region, wherein the driving electronics is at least partially arranged in the non-overlapping region. The inventive lighting module enables more efficient use of the space in the lighting module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Martinus Petrus Creusen
  • Patent number: 8974095
    Abstract: A coupling component has a groove for receiving a rim of a mouth portion of a lighting body protection bulb. The groove includes sculptured formations to keep the mouth portion rim received in the groove spaced from the bottom of the groove to produce a discontinuous contact between the mouth portion rim and the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Osram AG
    Inventors: Daniele Bortolato, Maurizio Campobasso, Daniele Nascimben, Raffaele Piva
  • Publication number: 20150062952
    Abstract: A retainer (23) includes two retainer portions (20, 21) surrounding lens (2). Lens (2) has a bearing surface (14) and an abutment surface (12), preferably two of each. In an intermediate stage of assembly, retainer portions when placed in confronting relation to each other around the lens are undersized in a lateral direction relative a principal dimension of lens (2). A projection (22) from a retainer portion (20, 21) bears against lens bearing surface (14), and an abutment-receiving structure (24), such as an aperture, bears against lens abutment (12). When the retainer portions (20, 21) are squeezed together and permanently connected, such as by weldment (40), projection (22) is urged more firmly against lens bearing surface (14) and lens abutment surface (12) is urged against lens aperture (24). Retainer portions (20, 21) are symmetric, and formed of sheet steel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: OSRAM SYLVANIA INC.
    Inventors: Jason Lessard, Aaron Plaza, Mark Seymour
  • Patent number: 8963704
    Abstract: A driver assist device is provided for an industrial truck (1) that has a load handling device (5). The driver assist device, when located on the industrial truck (1), projects a lighting effect onto the roadway (13). The lighting effect forms a position marking (12) of the load handling device (5) on the roadway (13) which will be reached by the load handling device (5) for a particular steering angle after the industrial truck (1) travels around a curve by a defined curve angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Linde Material Handling GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Adami
  • Patent number: 8956020
    Abstract: An auxiliary lighting adapter housing for mounting one or more auxiliary lamps adjacent to a primary lamp mounted onto a lamp aperture provided within a portion of a vehicle. The adapter housing includes an adapter aperture, sized and positioned to align and communicate with the lamp aperture. One or more auxiliary mounts of the adapter housing are adapted to receive and accommodate auxiliary lamps. The housing includes multiple passages, and each passage connects a specific auxiliary mount to the adapter aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Greg Graves, Kent Bock
  • Patent number: 8939626
    Abstract: A warning light for attachment to a vehicle comprising a thermally conductive longitudinally extending base, a plurality of light head mount assemblies, a plurality of LED warning light assemblies, and a plurality of electronic control circuits. Said base has a pair of generally parallel longitudinal edges and a pair of ribs projecting perpendicularly from said base. Said light head mount assemblies comprise a bracket and a light head retention shoe. Said bracket has a generally planar bracket first portion and a generally planar bracket second portion oriented perpendicular to said first portion. Said light head shoe has a sole configured to engage said bracket first portion, a rib engaging portion, and a brace extending angularly therebetween. Said LED assemblies are mounted on said bracket second portion. Said dome has a main body portion, sidewalls configured to engage said edges, and end walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Whelen Engineering Company, Inc.
    Inventors: William F. Grote, Jr., Jon H. Lyons
  • Publication number: 20150016136
    Abstract: [Problem] To attain weight saving or the like of a light source unit. [Means for Solving the Problem] The present invention includes a light source portion 10 and a socket portion 11. The socket portion 11 is an integrated structural part which is composed of an insulation member 7, a thermo conductive resin member 8, and electric power feeding members 91 to 93. As a result, according to the present invention, the thermo conductive resin member 8 is used as a heat radiation member to radiate to the outside a heat which is generated at the light source portion 10 and thus it is possible to save the weight of the light source unit 1, save manufacturing costs, and improve durability of a die in comparison with that of a conventional die cast.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Katsuaki Nakano, Yuki Yamamoto, Daisuke Takamura, Kenji Matsuoka
  • Publication number: 20150003101
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed a thermoplastic energy absorbing headlamp mounting bracket comprising a frame having a proximal end and a distal end, and an energy absorbing member having a proximal end affixed to the proximal end of the frame, a distal end extending at least partially over the distal end of the frame, and an arcuate central portion extending between the distal end and the proximal end of the energy absorbing member. The proximal end of the energy absorbing member is configured to operably couple to a portion of the headlamp, and the frame is frictionally slidable in relation to the distal end of the energy absorbing member. Headlamps and vehicles comprising the energy absorbing headlamp mounting bracket are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Takaaki Nemoto
  • Patent number: 8911129
    Abstract: A system, apparatus and method for attaching a bumper cover to a headlamp housing. The system includes a plurality of apertures defined in an upper portion of the bumper cover and a plurality of protrusions extending from a lower portion of the headlamp housing for engaging the plurality of apertures in the upper portion of the bumper cover. The system further includes a plurality of ribs extending from the lower portion of the headlamp housing for locating the upper portion of the bumper cover proximate to the lower portion of the headlamp housing. In this system, each rib of the plurality of ribs is located proximate to at least one protrusion of the plurality of protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Oberther
  • Publication number: 20140355288
    Abstract: A lamp for a compartment of a vehicle includes: a base, a mounting plate disposed on the base and having a power source receiving part, a power source received in the power source receiving part, and a lamping source disposed on the mounting plate and having a luminous region of a sector shape. The power source receiving part is located at a side of the lamping source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicants: SHENZHEN BYD AUTO R&D COMPANY LIMITED, BYD COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Weimin XIANG, Minjing PAN, Hongjun WANG, Jianing PAN, Caihua PAN, Qianghua ZENG, Dongxue HAN, Jianxiong LI, Liujie SHI
  • Patent number: 8899804
    Abstract: An LED headlamp for motor vehicle includes a condenser frame (1), a condenser (2) located in front of the condenser frame (1), and an LED holder (3) located in back of the condenser frame (1). A plurality of LEDs are located inside the LED holder (3) and at one side of the condenser focal plane (8) which is far away the condenser (2). The curve lighting, the low beam lighting and the high beam lighting can be achieved in a same device. The present invention has small occupied space and low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventors: Tinglin Guo, Derun Liu
  • Patent number: 8894258
    Abstract: An LED optical assembly for automotive low-beam headlamps, including: a lens, a lens frame, a light source frame assembly, and an LED light source. The lens includes a main lens and a plurality of reflectors. The main lens is located in the front of the LED optical assembly and the reflectors are scattered therearound. At one side of the main lens, four sets of the reflectors, which are symmetrical in shape, are respectively disposed at the left part and the right part thereof, and in a back of the main lens, six sets of the reflectors, which are symmetrical in shape, are respectively disposed at the left part and the right part thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Tianjin Foncol Science & Technology Development Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xinghua Cheng
  • Patent number: 8888345
    Abstract: The invention relates to a thermal-expansion compensator for holding a light module in a housing of a headlamp for a motor vehicle, comprising a compensation pin extending along a pin axis with a stop element, wherein the compensation pin can be connected to the housing by means of a connecting means, a compensation element with a compensation body extending along a compensation axis and at least two stop receptacles that are each formed for holding the stop element of the compensation pin, and a holder that is arranged rigidly on the light module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Hella KGAA
    Inventors: Lars Tillmann, Dirk Schulte
  • Publication number: 20140334178
    Abstract: The invention relates to decorative elements for a car. The aim of the proposed invention is to increase the effectiveness of illumination. The invention is realized as follows. A basic element with an external surface and with a first internal surface, a translucent element with a second internal surface and with a connecting surface, and light sources are manufactured, as is an attachment means, if required. A groove is formed in the translucent element on the side of the second internal surface. The light sources are arranged in the groove formed in the translucent element. The translucent element is connected by the second internal surface to the first internal surface, for example, with the aid of an adhesive substance, or by any other method suitable for this field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Aleksandr Alekseevich Zharov
  • Patent number: 8885046
    Abstract: A semi-trailer has a surveillance system located within a hidden compartment of the semi-trailer. At least one external switch is located on an exterior of the semi-trailer and is electrically coupled to at least one subsystem of the surveillance system for controlling the at least one subsystem without controlling the entire surveillance system at once.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Foster
  • Publication number: 20140321134
    Abstract: A lamp assembly is mounted to a vehicle, such as a trailer, and is generally centrally located along the length of a sidewall of the vehicle. The lamp assembly includes a lamp bracket and a lamp coupled to the bracket. The lamp bracket includes a mounting plate coupled to the trailer and a cover coupled to the mounting plate for pivoting movement relative to the mounting plate between an opened position and a closed position. In the opened position, the cover is spaced apart from a rear surface of the mounting plate, and in the closed position the cover is coupled to the rear surface of the mounting plate in order to protect a portion of the lamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrie Scott Bauer, Brian Clayton Belcher
  • Patent number: 8870427
    Abstract: A vehicle light, which may be a third brake light, includes an insertion portion for inserting in a recess of a vehicle component and a contact portion for placing the brake light on an edge of the recess. The contact portion protrudes at least in sections past the side of the insertion portion, wherein the insertion portion has at least one catch element designed for catching the brake light on the vehicle component. The insertion portion further has at least one locking element for sliding the at least one catch element in the direction of the contact portion. The locking element is implemented as a lever. The method can be used for installing such a vehicle light, in particular a brake light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Walter Fleischer, Richard Feder, Joerg Meichsner, Birger Oswald
  • Publication number: 20140313751
    Abstract: A vehicle cabin arrangement for a vehicle body and a method for lighting a vehicle cabin and for displaying information using such a vehicle cabin arrangement are disclosed. A lighting device with a light-emitting surface directed towards the cabin interior space is provided on a ceiling section. The lighting device has separate lighting elements each having a dedicated light-emitting element surface, which lighting elements can assume different switch-on states and/or light emission states which differ in at least one property of the emitted light. A control device for controlling the lighting device is provided. The lighting elements are arranged so that, both in the direction parallel to the cabin longitudinal axis and in the direction perpendicular to the cabin longitudinal axis, element surfaces are arranged next to one another. The control device can control each lighting element individually with respect to its switch-on state and/or its light emission state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Christian Abel