Patents Examined by Bertraud Zeade
  • Patent number: 6644839
    Abstract: A lighted wheel rim system illuminates the wheel of a vehicle by projecting visible light through decorative openings disposed in the rim of a tire. The lighted wheel rim system includes a light unit which is stimulating and aesthetically pleasing to the human eye. The lighted wheel rim system has two major parts, including a light housing assembly and a lighting assembly. Brackets and fasteners are configured to connect the light housing assembly to the brake rotor splash guards or brake shield of a vehicle. The brackets are dimensioned to correspond to the outer curvature, shape, and size of the brake shield and to hold the light housing assembly in spaced apart relation therefrom. Each wheel of a vehicle is configured with a ring light unit as an integrated electrical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Inventor: Dennis R. Lee
  • Patent number: 6183104
    Abstract: A decorative lighting system which may be readily user-installed for surface-mounted display on a support structure includes a set of interconnectable modular component elements. The set of modular elements includes one or more pre-sized and formed light strip modules, and various other modules optionally employed as needed, including routing modules for effecting a multiple branching or angular change in course, and a power module for electrifying the lighting course. All modules are structurally suited for arrangement end-to-end, to create a continuous lightable track system which may be user-installed to follow a user determined lighting course, for example, in a manner accentuating architectural highlights. The light strip modules each includes a set electrically conductive pathways and a plurality of lights arranged along the length, variously connected in parallel across selected pairs of the set of conductive pathways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Inventor: Dennis Ferrara