With Fluid Distributer Patents (Class 362/96)
  • Patent number: 9591843
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide an illumination system with an outer housing including a base, a central housing pivotably coupled to the base including a fluid inlet, and an upper housing including a fluid outlet. The inner housing defines a chamber and is coupled to the base, and includes a fluid aperture adjacent to the base, and a fluid aperture adjacent to the upper housing and a viewing aperture. The chamber houses an evaporator system not visible through the outer housing, and an illumination device. Some embodiments include a repellent system with a base including a fluid inlet pivotably coupled to a main housing enclosing an inner region, and including an upper portion with at least one fluid outlet. In some embodiments, an evaporator system within the inner region is not visible through the main housing. Some embodiments include an evaporator assembly that includes a lockable evaporator support to render the system non-refillable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Broan-NuTone LLC
    Inventors: Karen Formico, Jeffery Emmerich
  • Patent number: 9574760
    Abstract: A submersible luminaire includes forward and aft housings that couple together. A transparent pressure-bearing window, a window support structure, a circuit element populated with LEDs, and a pressure support structure are mounted inside the forward housing. The support structures are configured to bear at least some of the pressure applied to the transparent window from external pressure sources. The support structures are further configured to transfer thermal energy to an exterior environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: DEEPSEA POWER & LIGHT, INC.
    Inventors: Mark S. Olsson, Jon E. Simmons, John R. Sanderson, IV, Aaron J. Steiner
  • Patent number: 9360746
    Abstract: Some embodiments include an underwater projection system having a water feature and an ambient light in communication with the underwater projection system. A projector is disposed within the water feature and is designed to project an image out of the water feature into a body of water. A controller is in communication with the projector and operates both the ambient light and the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc.
    Inventors: Rakesh Reddy, Bruce Johnson, Kevin Doyle
  • Patent number: 9322524
    Abstract: An electronic candle includes a casing, a wick assembly, and a light source module. The casing has a top provided with an opening, the opening has an end internally provided with a support, and the support is provided with an aperture. The wick assembly includes a wick element having a wick plate and a counterweight element having a counterweight block. The wick plate has an end provided with a first connecting rod. The counterweight block has an end provided with a second connecting rod. The first connecting rod extends through the aperture and is connected with the second connecting rod in order for the wick assembly to swing freely while supported by the support. The light source module is provided in an interior of an opposite end of the opening and which is composed of at least three LEDs so arranged as to project light to the wick plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventors: Mao-Lung Lin, Zhao-Hui Wen, Lu-Kan Wang
  • Patent number: 9273842
    Abstract: The water lamp contains a main member, a base, an upper seat, and an agitation element. The base and the upper seat are joined to a top end and a bottom end of the main member, respectively. The agitation element is housed in the main member. Inside the base, there is an illumination element and a magnetic axle controlled by a control circuit. The agitation element is attracted by the magnetism of the axle and spins along with the axle so as to agitate the fluid inside the main member. The upper seat has an accommodation space for supporting a candle. The agitation element is spun by and along with the axle. The fluid inside the main member is stirred and, through the illumination by the illumination element, interesting and dynamic visual effects are produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Chin-Sheng Yang
  • Patent number: 9237611
    Abstract: A housing assembly for an electronic display including a housing having a top surface, a bottom surface, a rim, and an opening, where the opening is bounded by the rim; and a lens having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a ridge, where the ridge is integral with and extends upwardly from the top surface of the lens forming a space, and where the bottom surface of the housing rests upon the top surface of the lens, and the housing matingly engages the lens, such that the ridge of the lens protrudes upwardly through the opening of the housing. The housing and the lens are convexly-shaped and the bottom surface of the lens is secured to a tubular-shaped member. The housing assembly further includes at least one electronic display disposed within the space formed by the ridge of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventors: Peter A. Stroumbas, Larry J. Wojtowicz
  • Patent number: 9228715
    Abstract: A lighting system and method are disclosed. Specifically, the lighting system includes a hybrid canopy that can provide an optimum light beam shape for a number of different lighting applications. The hybrid canopy is equipped with lighting clusters of different types, thereby enabling a broader beam output without sacrificing beam intensity or brightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Kum Soon Wong, Kheng Leng Tan, Chuan Hoe Chan
  • Patent number: 9206963
    Abstract: An aroma-diffusing night lamp assembly includes a body holding a coupling socket at the top, a lamp bulb inserted into the coupling socket and electrically connected to the body, a lampshade defining a bottom coupling hole coupled to the coupling socket and a top opening for holding an aroma capsule, and an aroma capsule including a disposable heat-transfer container mounted in the top opening of the lampshade and an aromatic substance contained in the disposable heat-transfer container and heatable by the radiating heat energy of the lamp bulb to release an aromatic smell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Ming Jen Hsiao
  • Patent number: 9163795
    Abstract: The present invention provides a candle apparatus with light transmissive figures comprising a base having a power supply unit provided thereon to receive a battery therein and electrically connected thereto to generate a power; a lighting unit provided on a top portion of the base and electrically connected to the power supply unit of the base; a light transmissive housing comprising a decorative figure layer on a housing wall thereof; and a light shield provided to cover a top portion of the housing. Therefore, as the light generated by the lighting unit passes through the housing and shone onto the decorative figure layer, the figures on the decorative figure layer are illuminated to show on the housing such that the candle apparatus of the present invention advantageously offers an illumination with unique visual effects as well as decorative and entertaining lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventor: Chin-Sheng Yang
  • Patent number: 9163797
    Abstract: An atmosphere light with interacting functions includes a body formed with a plurality of polygon-shaped blocks which are connected to each other, a plurality of lenses respectively covering the blocks, a receiving space defined between the lens and the block, a light source located in the receiving space and mounted at the center on the bottom of the block, a cover assembled in the receiving space and covering the light source, a controller assembled in the body and electrically connected to the light source so that the light source is varied by the controller. Under this arrangement, when the light beams from the light source are transmitted to the lenses, the light beams are refracted by the lenses and passes through the lenses; consequently, the light beam is formed as a virtual image at the center of the body via the refraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: National Central University
    Inventors: Ching-Cherng Sun, Yeh-Wei Yu, Yu-Huan Wang
  • Patent number: 9163826
    Abstract: Embodiments of an illuminated liquid container are disclosed herein. The illuminated liquid container can include a light source that, when activated, emits light, and a switch that activates the light source. Some embodiments of the illuminated liquid container include a bottle for holding a liquid and a cap through which the liquid can be passed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventor: Adam J. Citrin
  • Patent number: 9145895
    Abstract: An exemplary heat dissipation fan includes a housing and an impeller. The housing includes a casing. The casing includes a bottom wall and a side wall extending upwardly from the bottom wall. The impeller is received in the housing. The impeller includes a hub and a plurality of blades extending radially and outwardly from the hub. Each blade has a distal end facing the side wall of the casing. The inner side of the side wall depressed towards an outer side of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nien-Tien Cheng, Chih-Jen Liu
  • Patent number: 9091405
    Abstract: The invention relates to a liquid motion lamp holder improvement, comprising: a holder having a base, a first mounted seat, a second mounted seat, a support bracket connecting to a lower end of the holder and the second mounted seat, transparent bottle having at least two immiscible substances therein and arranged between the first mounted seat and second mounted seat; and at least a joint sleeve mounted on an end of the transparent bottle for securely positioning on the vertical axis of the base. Whereby the transparent bottle turns into liquid motion lamp visual effect through a projected light of an LED bulb at a bottom of the first containing room and can be moved along the vertical axis of the base up and down for easily installed and removed between the first mounted seat and second mounted seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Inventor: Su-Fang Ho
  • Patent number: 9086205
    Abstract: A light diffuser having a holder device and an inflatable, at least partially light-transmissive box that can be attached to the holder device. The holder device includes an adapter ring formed by a light-transmissive disc, in particular a glass disc, for fastening to a spotlight and for connecting the inflatable box in a substantially airtight manner. The end of the inflatable box can be connected to the adapter ring which is surrounded by an airtight fastening ring that can be tensioned against a radially extending sealing surface on the adapter ring by at least three quick-closures, distributed about the circumference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Licht-Technik Vertriebs GmbH Hagenbach & Grill
    Inventors: Uwe Hagenbach, Bernhard Grill, Manfred Amling
  • Publication number: 20150146412
    Abstract: A system of illuminated tap handle includes at least one tap handle and a wireless power charging unit. A battery of the at least one tap handle is wirelessly charged through the wireless power charging unit in addition to a power supply port of the at least one tap handle. The at least one tap handle includes a gripping member and an illuminating member. The illuminating member attaches to the gripping member while the gripping member attaches with a beer tower opposite of the illuminating member so that the beer tower can be operated through the at least one tap handle. The illuminating member lights up within the at least one tap handle through at least one light-emitting diode light that is electrically connected with the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: ILLUMITAP LLC
    Inventors: Andrew S. Walker, James R. Lester, Brian D. G. Maxfield
  • Publication number: 20150138754
    Abstract: A hydrostatic and spotlighting water flow generator comprising an outer cashing, a luminous module and a base depends on water flow introduced into a stepped jet stream trough and drives a vane wheel to spin and transfer kinetic energy to electricity and activate an illuminating part for radiation; moreover, water flow through the underneath structure of the hydrostatic and spotlighting water flow generator and fine meshes on the first filter mesh is compulsively decelerated to permeate into coarse meshes on the base and run out as a straight water column for soft tranquil effect. As such, a light source of the illuminating part projects light rays along a straight water column and induces a reflective light source at the water column's end for soft, tranquil and aesthetic spotlighting effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: PI-KUANG TSAI
  • Publication number: 20150131263
    Abstract: An inflatable solar-powered light is disclosed. In some embodiments, the inflatable solar-powered light includes the following: an expandable bladder including a plurality of surfaces; a solar-powered light assembly positioned on at least one of the plurality of surfaces of the bladder; and one or more cover portions positioned over the assembly and joined with the at least one of the plurality of surfaces of the bladder around its edges, wherein at least a portion of at least one of the at least one or more cover portions is substantially transparent and each of the one or more cover portions forms a substantially waterproof envelope with the at least one of the plurality of surfaces of the bladder in which the solar-powered light assembly is contained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City New York
    Inventors: Anna R. Stork, Andrea M. Sreshta
  • Publication number: 20150131262
    Abstract: An illumination device for attachment to a hose has a housing coupled to the hose. The housing allows a substance from the hose to flow through the housing. An electronic circuit is stored in an interior of the housing to illuminate an area in front of the hose and to transmit data to and from the illumination device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: ALL CLEAR FIRE SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: JAMES A. MABRY, JR., DANNY KLEITSCH, THOMAS SMITH
  • Patent number: 9028121
    Abstract: An electronic censer includes a censer body, a driving device and an incense branch. The censer body defines a recess on a top end thereof. The driving device is received in the recess of the censer body. The incense branch is inserted in the censer body and extends from the recess to external environment of the censer body. The incense branch includes a frame and an LED light source located at an upper end of the frame. The LED light source is electrically connected with the driving device. The frame has a first portion and a second portion. The first portion of the frame is pivotally connected with the second portion of the frame, thereby making the second portion of the frame rotatable around the first portion of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Chen Lai
  • Patent number: 9010952
    Abstract: A cap for a liquor bottle can have an upper wall, a cylindrical outer wall and an internally threaded inner wall configured to be secured to an externally threaded neck of a liquor bottle. The cap can include a spout pivotally coupled to the upper wall comprising first and second parallel internal passageways extending longitudinally through the spout and configured to pivot between an open position and a closed position. An annular light ring can be positioned between the outer and inner walls and can include light sources configured to emit light downwardly toward an annular shoulder of the liquor bottle. The light sources can emit light in various different manners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Edge Beverage 2 LLC
    Inventors: Chris Lenahan, Danny Mills, Lyle Andrew Ramsdell
  • Patent number: 8992035
    Abstract: A lighting device for a ventilating fan comprising a power pack module and a light-emitting module composed of a lighting louver and a radiator, wherein first positioning lugs projected out of a horizontal projection plane of the power pack module are formed on the top of the power pack module and fixed on the light-emitting module by screws; and a through hole which a cable, used for supplying power for a light-emitting unit, runs through is respectively formed on a side face of the radiator making contact with the power pack module and a side face of the power pack module making contact with the radiator. The lighting device for the ventilating fan further comprises hooks formed on the radiator and a second positioning lug formed on the power pack module, wherein the hooks and the second positioning lug are used for fixing the lighting device on the ventilating fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignees: Panasonic Ecology Systems Guangdong Co., Ltd., Shenzhen H&T Intellectual Control Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shenghui Zhong, Liang Tian, Shouyong Gao, Jian Peng, Haiping Yuan, Yinan Zhao
  • Publication number: 20150070874
    Abstract: Warming apparatus by which aroma is released without combustion, and related methods, are disclosed which can be used safely, free of combustion and related pollution, to provide authentic visual imagery of a simulated candle flame, wherein a concealed heating source is substantially remotely spaced from and well below an exposed tower-mounted light source and flickering light is transmitted to the user through a spaced surrounding translucent chimney.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Brian Beesley, Spencer Beesley
  • Patent number: 8974107
    Abstract: An aroma capsule assembly lamp system that disperses scent fast is provided, including a lamp and an aroma capsule. The lamp includes a support stand, a lamp stand installed on the support stand, a light bulb installed on the lamp stand, and a lamp cover installed on the support stand and covering the light bulb and the lamp stand, the lamp cover having a top opening. The aroma capsule is installed in the top opening of the lamp cover and includes a disposable container. The disposable container has an opening and an aroma material disposed in the disposable container. The light bulb is supplied with power and emits radiation light, the radiation light heating the disposable container and the aroma material, facilitating the system to disperse scent. When emitting radiation light, the light bulb of the lamp also generates heat at the same time, which heats the aroma material to disperse scent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Serene House International Enterprise Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming Jen Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20150055323
    Abstract: An overhead support system is configured to be positioned within a room. The system may include a main housing that includes at least a portion of an air-delivery sub-system, a plurality of lighting elements secured to the main housing, a light control unit in communication with each of the plurality of lighting elements, and a light operation interface in communication with the light control unit. Each of the plurality of lighting elements is configured to move relative to the main housing. The light control unit controls operation of each of the plurality of lighting elements. The light operation interface is configured to be used to move the plurality of lighting elements relative to the main housing to focus emitted light on a target location within the room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Huntair, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Joseph Schreiber
  • Publication number: 20150043195
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a pool light assembly including cooling for the illuminating structure. The assembly includes a water inlet housing having a portion on the dry side and a portion immersed in the pool water. An assembly having sealing structure creates a leak proof connection with the pool wall. The submerged portion of the assembly includes a base. The base has an exterior exposed to the pool water and an enclosed interior including the illuminating structure. A notch is provided in the exterior of the base and extends into the interior for allowing pool water in the proximity of the illuminating structure. The assembly includes sealing structure for preventing water from entering electrically active elements, while allowing pool water to act as a cooling element. A retaining member locks and encourages waterproof sealing of the electrically active elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Wing-kin Hui, Wing-tak Hui
  • Patent number: 8939600
    Abstract: A down light fixture that is suitable for installation on building structures and around lawns and gardens of residential and commercial properties for providing aesthetically pleasing illumination and security illumination. The down light fixture includes a body having a hollow interior and a circuit board mounted in the hollow interior. A transparent cover extends across a lower end of the body. A wire extends through a pivotable mounting device secured to an upper end of the body and through a potting cup to the circuit board for carrying electrical power to a source of illumination. The body is formed with a drain port located so that any water that accumulates in the interior of the body when the body is in a downwardly directed orientation will drain from the body before it can reach an upper end of the potting cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Hunter Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Z. Beadle, Darrin I. Schmuckle
  • Patent number: 8939593
    Abstract: In order to provide a temporary lighting solution in extreme weather or lighting conditions, this application has been conceived. A set of blowers will continuously operate to inflate a long cylindrical tube in which a light has been placed to illuminate a designated area. Because the unit may be used outdoors a stabilizing rod has been placed in the event of a sudden loss of power to prevent the tube from deflating rapidly and descending rapidly to the ground level and causing possible injury to persons on the ground or the light itself. Because this device may be used in extremely windy conditions, a plurality of outriggers will attach to the frame and extend outward to stabilize the device, when needed. Because the blowers will operate continuously and thereby produce noise a plurality of noise abatement containers are placed around the blowers to help lessen the noise level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Manish Kothari
  • Patent number: 8919979
    Abstract: An illumination device for attachment to a hose has a housing coupled to the hose. The housing allows a substance from the hose to flow through the housing. An electronic circuit is stored in an interior of the housing to illuminate an area in front of the hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: All Clear Fire Systems, LLC
    Inventors: James Mabry, Danny Kleitsch
  • Patent number: 8915607
    Abstract: The application is related to an aqua lamp structure having a light transmissive candle, mainly comprising an aqua lamp decoration having a light transmissive candle thereon; the aqua lamp decoration comprises a base upwardly mounted to an aqua lamp main body; the light transmissive candle comprises a hollow and transparent cage, and the cage comprises a lighting unit and a pattern film surroundingly set at outer edge of the lighting unit, and outer shell wall of the cage has a pattern layer, and the pattern layer has grain to project the patterns of the pattern film on the cage by the light of the lighting unit to be crossed and overlapped with the grain of the pattern layer on the shell wall. Thereby, due to the splendid aqua lamp main body with light to shine on, the 3D visual effects which have light and shadow in different layers, front and back, deep and shallow above the splendid aqua lamp main body can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Chin-Sheng Yang
  • Patent number: 8911100
    Abstract: The present invention of a self-generating lighting shower head comprises a top hood, an upper holder, an inlet header, a revolving part, a lower holder, an electric module, a shade unit, and a shower head disc unit: the upper holder is held in the top hood; the inlet header is installed in the water bearing space; the revolving part with a number of rotary vanes is placed in the inlet header and rotates under rush of water flows via water inlets; the lower holder has a watertight cavity at bottom to accommodate the electric module; the electric module comprises a spindle pivoted to and driven by the revolving part for generation of electric energy transformed from dynamic energy and luminescence excited by a number of luminous components on a printed circuit board. As such, the present invention is capable of generating electricity supplied to luminous components for illumination during a shower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Agreat Shower & Sanitary (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Pi-Kuang Tsai
  • Publication number: 20140362560
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide an illumination system with an outer housing including a base, a central housing pivotably coupled to the base including a fluid inlet, and an upper housing including a fluid outlet. The inner housing defines a chamber and is coupled to the base, and includes a fluid aperture adjacent to the base, and a fluid aperture adjacent to the upper housing and a viewing aperture. The chamber houses an evaporator system not visible through the outer housing, and an illumination device. Some embodiments include a repellent system with a base including a fluid inlet pivotably coupled to a main housing enclosing an inner region, and including an upper portion with at least one fluid outlet. In some embodiments, an evaporator system within the inner region is not visible through the main housing. Some embodiments include an evaporator assembly that includes a lockable evaporator support to render the system non-refillable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Karen Formico, Jeffrey Emmerich
  • Patent number: 8905152
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fire hose coupling apparatus for self powered lighting of an area where a fire fighter is engaged in fires suppression with a fire hose, and for providing real time environmental data to fire fighters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Generation Unlimited, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth G. Kling, Arthur E. Brown
  • Publication number: 20140355248
    Abstract: An illuminating airflow panel assembly is configured to provide illumination and allow air to flow therethrough. The illuminating airflow panel assembly may include a mounting bracket configured to secure the illuminating airflow panel assembly to a structure, and a main body connected to the mounting bracket. The main body may include opposed first and second planar surfaces and an outer peripheral edge. The main body may also include a plurality of airflow passages that extend from the first planar surface to the second planar surface. The airflow passages are configured to allow air to pass therethrough toward a target site. An illuminating member may be positioned around the outer peripheral edge of the main body. The illuminating member is configured to direct light toward the target site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Zareer Cursetjee, David Baugh
  • Publication number: 20140340872
    Abstract: A fitting for through hole mounting to a panel structure in a bathing installation includes a fitting body structure including a body portion configured to extend through a mount opening and a transverse flange portion having an outer size larger than the mount opening to overlaps the panel structure surrounding the mount opening. A nut engages a portion of the body. A ring structure is positioned between the nut and the panel structure, and has an inner opening with a dimension larger than a diameter of the nut and larger than a dimension of the mount opening, and fits between the nut and the panel structure. A seal is disposed within a cavity defined by the ring structure, the panel structure, the fitting body portion and the nut to provide a water-tight seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Balboa Water Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Graham J. Campbell
  • Publication number: 20140334129
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the present invention, a flameless candle includes a housing, a reservoir, and a lamp. The reservoir can retain a fragrant source (e.g., solid, liquid, or mix thereof. The housing has a hollow region and a recessed area within the top surface of the housing. The recessed area is bounded by a bottom surface and a sidewall. There one or more vent holes in the sidewall. If there is a plurality of vent holes, then they may encircle the sidewall. The vent hole(s) allow an airflow from the hollow region and into the recessed area above the fragrant source. The lamp can emit a light through the bottom surface of the recessed area and through fragrant source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Kim Irwin McCavit, Robert Hutton Ray, Bernard Fournier, Bradford Brian Jensen
  • Patent number: 8875946
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser including a fluid reservoir with a neck defining an opening, a dispenser member, such as a pump or a valve, having a body held in stationary manner in the opening of the reservoir and defining an annular gap between the neck and the body; and a source of radiation disposed in the annular gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Aptar France SAS
    Inventor: Patrick Muller
  • Publication number: 20140313694
    Abstract: Various embodiments of electric lights are described, including those capable of being inserted and powered by a light socket. The electric lights can include a base that can be rotatably coupled to a housing coupled to the base. A flame element can at least partially extend from the housing and be illuminated via a light source that is configured to emit light on to an outer surface of the flame element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Douglas Patton, Jeff Thompson
  • Patent number: 8864329
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting (OLED) display panel cell transfer apparatus that includes: a base; a scribing table to cut OLED display panel sticks into cells; a cell transfer unit disposed above the base, to transfer the cells from the scribing table to a loading location; a first shuttle to receive the cells from the cell transfer unit, at the loading location, and to transfer the cells from the loading location to a testing location; and a second shuttle to receive the cells from the cell transfer unit, at the loading location, and to transfer the cells from the loading location to the testing location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae-Pil Lee
  • Publication number: 20140301064
    Abstract: A system for illuminated tap handles includes at least one tap handle, at least one charging unit, at least one control device (remote control), and a plurality of web enabled computing devices. The at least one tap handle provides illumination through a transparent handle casing, where the illumination is provided by a LED light strip. The LED light strip can be controlled and operated by the plurality of web enabled computing devices and a remote control device. The at least one charging unit provides a wireless internet network for the plurality of web enabled computing devices, and sends out text messages to the plurality of web enabled computing device through the wireless network and a personal-area network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: IllumiTap LLC
    Inventors: Andrew S. WALKER, James R. LESTER, Brian D. G. MAXFIELD
  • Patent number: 8851696
    Abstract: A fragrance lamp structure including a carrying element, a lighting element and a driving element is provided. The carrying element has a carrying surface, a first contact surface and a second contact surface. The carrying surface and the first contact surface are opposite to each other, and so are the carrying surface and the second contact surface opposite to each other. The lighting element has a first heat output surface facing the first contact surface of the carrying element. The lighting element generates a first heat going through the first heat output surface and the first contact surface to heat up the carrying element. The driving element has a second heat output surface facing the second contact surface of the carrying element. The driving element generates a second heat going through the second heat output surface and the second contact surface to heat up the carrying element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignees: Dongguan Masstop Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd., Wintek Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Chuan Lin, Kuo-Jui Huang, Ying-Cheng Shih
  • Patent number: 8845118
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide an illumination system including an outer housing. The outer housing can include at least one inlet and at least one outlet. An inner housing can be coupled to the outer housing and can include fluid apertures and a chamber. An evaporator system can be disposed within the chamber so that the evaporator system is not visible from a position outside of the outer housing. The illumination system can also include an illumination device coupled to the outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Broan-NuTone LLC
    Inventors: Karen Formico, Jeffery Charles Emmerich
  • Publication number: 20140268652
    Abstract: An electronic flameless candle including a body having a top surface, a bottom surface, a sidewall between the top surface and the bottom surface, and a cavity defined by the top surface, the bottom surface and the sidewall, the body configured in shape and size to simulate a true flame candle. The candle may also include a light source operably connected to the body, the light source electrically operated to illuminate in a way that simulates a natural flicker of a real candle flame. The candle may also include a scent component, operably connected to the body, the scent component configured to emit a scent when heated and/or a sensor component, operably connected to the body, the sensor component configured to sense an environmental condition and affect a mode of the light source upon the sensing of the environmental condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Xiaofeng Li
  • Publication number: 20140268651
    Abstract: A fragrance-producing light string assembly can be achieved using either a fragrance warmer configured to connect to a conventional light string assembly or a light string assembly having an integrated fragrance warmer. The fragrance warmer is configured to apply heat to a removable and replaceable fragrance pellet that is formed from a polymeric material that is impregnated with a vaporizing agent and configured to emit the vaporizing agent when heated. The fragrance warmer includes a heating element and a heating plate arranged to apply heat to the fragrance pellet using electrical power from the light string assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Richard Russel Mumma, Yale Spitzer
  • Publication number: 20140268650
    Abstract: The present invention of a self-generating lighting shower head comprises a top hood, an upper holder, an inlet header, a revolving part, a lower holder, an electric module, a shade unit, and a shower head disc unit: the upper holder is held in the top hood; the inlet header is installed in the water bearing space; the revolving part with a number of rotary vanes is placed in the inlet header and rotates under rush of water flows via water inlets; the lower holder has a watertight cavity at bottom to accommodate the electric module; the electric module comprises a spindle pivoted to and driven by the revolving part for generation of electric energy transformed from dynamic energy and luminescence excited by a number of luminous components on a printed circuit board. As such, the present invention is capable of generating electricity supplied to luminous components for illumination during a shower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: AGREAT SHOWER & SANITARY (XIAMEN) CO., LTD
    Inventor: AGREAT SHOWER & SANITARY (XIAMEN) CO., LTD
  • Publication number: 20140252036
    Abstract: Described herein is a flashlight apparatus includes a light emitting module at a distal end, a pepper spray module at a proximal end, and a plurality of interchangeable modules positioned between the light emitting module and the pepper spray module. The pepper spray module includes an actuator, a nozzle, and a pepper spray compartment capable of housing a pepper spray source. The actuator includes a pepper spray switch and a pepper spray channel. Actuation of the pepper spray switch releases pepper spray fluid from the pepper spray source, and through the pepper spray channel and nozzle. The interchangeable modules include a power supply with a power source and a power switch module for selectively supplying power from the power source to the light emitting module when the power source is housed by the power compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Jay A. Ballard
  • Publication number: 20140240959
    Abstract: A household appliance includes a plurality of walls which delimit a treatment compartment. At least one of the walls, e.g. a rear wall of the treatment compartment, is configured predominantly or entirely with a luminous surface element. The luminous surface element can be sized to occupy at least 50% of a surface of the at least one wall and formed by a plate-shaped or panel-type element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Ott, Karlheinz Rehm, Michael Georg Rosenbauer, Robert Sachon, Andreas Schüssler
  • Publication number: 20140240958
    Abstract: A water display is described having a lighting array emanating light that travels through a wall. Water flows down the wall to vary the appearance of the light that shines through the wall. The flow of water and particular lights being turned on and off may be controlled. Dramatic visual effects are provided including the appearance of moving art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Mark Fuller, James Doyle, Howard Tsi
  • Publication number: 20140233215
    Abstract: A dispensing container is equipped with a battery powered orientation dependent illumination device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Curtis Bradwell Cooper
  • Patent number: 8807777
    Abstract: There is provided a light generating unit including a transparent vessel that is elongated and contains water and a light-emitting/bubble producing unit that is attached to a base plate of the vessel. The light-emitting/bubble producing unit includes a plurality of LEDs arranged around inner surfaces of side walls of the vessel and a plurality of nozzles for discharging gas that are disposed on an inside of the plurality of LEDs. Also provided is a display apparatus in which a plurality of the light generating units are arranged with the vessels adjacent to one another so as to construct a light generating block in the shape of a wall and which is capable of displaying images and/or information by way of bubbles and illumination light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Lapin Create, Inc.
    Inventor: Masaru Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20140226309
    Abstract: A fluid display device that produces the illusion of fluid droplets traveling up, traveling down or levitating, in a stable, smooth, and non-jerky motion. The fluid display device includes a housing, a reservoir for storing the fluid, an outlet nozzle for dispensing the fluid, a pump pulsating the fluid, an inlet for receiving the fluid from the outlet nozzle, and a light source having a color temperature of at least 5000 degrees K operating at or above flicker-fusion frequency to illuminate the fluid droplets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: L. Kenneth Rosenthal