US Patent No. 10,219,368

LAMINATED LIGHT GUIDE AND CARRIER HAVING A CIRCUIT BOARD WITH LIGHT EMITTING DIODES AND THROUGH BORES WITH A LIGHT GUIDE DISPOSED THEREIN WITH AN OPAQUE FILM OVERLAPPING THE THROUGH BORE


Patent No. 10,219,368
Issue Date February 26, 2019
Title Laminated Light Guide And Carrier Having A Circuit Board With Light Emitting Diodes And Through Bores With A Light Guide Disposed Therein With An Opaque Film Overlapping The Through Bore
Inventorship Ron G. Gipson, Metamora, MI (US)
Bhanumurthy Veeragandham, Auburn Hills, MI (US)
Assignee DURA OPERATING, LLC, Auburn Hills, MI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,219,368

1. A laminated light guide and component carrier, comprising:a printed circuit board having a light emitting diode connected to a first face of the printed circuit board;
a through bore created in the printed circuit board located proximate to the light emitting diode;
an opaque film applied to a second face of the printed circuit board oppositely directed with respect to the first face and having a portion partially overlapping the through bore; and
a light guide having a first portion for receiving light from the light emitting diode and a second portion positioned within the through bore and contacting a portion of the opaque film partially overlapping the through bore, the light guide transmitting light from the light emitting diode through the bore and to the opaque film.