Patent Number: 8,585,230

Title: Low-profile e-reader light

Abstract: A device for illuminating a surface of a member is provided that includes a light transmissive element having a substantially planar surface adapted to be situated over and separated from the member surface. The device also includes a light source adapted to emit light rays that directly illuminate the member surface and light rays directed between the element surface and the member surface at an angle causing a substantial portion of the light rays to be reflected by the element surface onto the member surface to illuminate the member surface. The light rays reflected from the member surface pass through the element such that the illuminated member surface can be observed. An apparatus for illuminating a surface is provided that includes an arrangement reflecting light toward the member that is positioned over the member and separated from the member by a gap, and an arrangement emitting light into the gap.

Inventors: Schopper; Phillip (New York, NY)


International Classification: F21V 33/00 (20060101); F21V 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018