Patents Examined by James W. Cranson
  • Patent number: 8029178
    Abstract: A fighting system comprising: a light harness; and a fiber optic light pipe having a body with an outer diameter, and a jacket that substantially covers the entire length thereof between a proximal and distal end about the outer diameter; where said proximal end is cooperatively connected to said light harness; said second end is cooperatively connected to a diverging lens yielding an output of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventor: Richard C. Engel
  • Patent number: 8025432
    Abstract: This invention relates to a miniature, battery operated, air tight light emitting module having a LED/LEDS that projects at least two different frequencies of light energy. The LEDs are mounted in a protective air-tight shell. The LEDs are activated by a magnetic field of associated magnetic rings. The attachment mechanism to hold the module(s) to safety hard hats and helmets consists of an elastic band allowing a module or series of modules to be attached to the exterior surface of various types of helmets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventor: Lee Wainright
  • Patent number: 8021010
    Abstract: A diffusion unit of a light-emitting module is disposed adjacent to at least one light source. The light source emits a light beam. The diffusion unit includes a first diffusion sheet and a second diffusion sheet. The thickness of the first diffusion sheet is less than 1 mm, and the thickness of the second diffusion sheet is also less than 1 mm. The second diffusion sheet is disposed adjacent to the first diffusion sheet. The light beam is directly emitted from the light source directly to the first diffusion sheet. A light-emitting module and a diffusion sheet are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Gigno Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Feng-Li Lin
  • Patent number: 8016439
    Abstract: A solar simulator that simultaneously solves problems of high parallelism and high illuminance of emission light and increases uniformity of the emission light is provided. The following is an examiner's statement of reasons for allowance: Instant application claims and discloses a solar simulator that allows light radiated from a light source to be incident on an integrator, allows light emitted from integrator to be incident on a collimation lens, and allows parallel light to be emitted from collimation lens when a circumradius of integrator is r, a parallelism angle of parallel light is .phi., and a focal distance of collimation lens is f=r/tan.phi., focal distance f is selected so parallelism angle .phi. becomes less than 2.5.degree., and when an emission angle of light emitted from integrator is .theta., a diameter of collimation lens is D, and a viewing angle of collimation lens when viewed from integrator is .theta.X=2.times.a tan (D/2f), emission angle .theta.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventor: Sanekazu Igari
  • Patent number: 8007124
    Abstract: A self-generating streetlight is provided, including: a light pole; a lamp which is provided on the light pole to convert electricity into light; a condenser which comprises a central condenser plate and side condenser plates and converts solar energy into electricity, the central condenser plate being coupled to the light pole and the side condenser plate being arranged around the central condenser plate; a joint unit which allows the side condenser plates to folded to and extended from the central condenser plate; and a control box which comprises a battery, a power supply, and a controller, the battery accumulating electricity produced by the condenser, the power supply supplying the electricity to the lamp, and the controller controlling the lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Yangg Solar
    Inventor: Song-tae Kim
  • Patent number: 8002444
    Abstract: A numerical display architecture includes a circuit board substrate, a light emitting element, and a reflector. The circuit board substrate includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, and has at least one hole. The light emitting element is reversely mounted on the second surface, and a luminary source of the light emitting element is disposed in the hole through a first opening of the hole. The reflector is disposed on the first surface of the circuit board surface and partly or fully covers a second opening of the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignees: Silitek Electronic (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd., Lite-On Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Chao-Ming Wu, Hung-Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 7997751
    Abstract: A pressure-actuated light device (1) with a holding portion (2) that allows a user to hold the pressure-actuated light device in a user's hand. The pressure-actuated light device comprises a housing (3) which houses a light emitting diode (“LED”) (6) having a cathode (11) and an anode (10) extending from it. The cathode has one end permanently connected to the LED and a second end in constant contact with a negative terminal (8) of a battery (7). The anode has one end permanently connected to the LED and a second end separated from a positive terminal (9) of the battery by a spacer (12) which prevents the anode from making contact with the positive terminal while the device is not in use. When pressure is applied to a button (4) on the housing, the button presses the anode against the positive terminal thereby creating an electrical circuit which activates the LED. The holding portion may take alternative forms, including a fin (13), clip (14), ring (15) or elastomeric loop (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Inventor: Steven A. Sisofo
  • Patent number: 7997763
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) lighting device that includes a housing and a heat sink assembly received within the housing. The heat sink assembly includes at least a first heat sink member and at least a second heat sink member. A printed circuit board having at least one LED provided thereon is mounted to both the first heat sink member and the second heat sink member. At least one biasing member biases an outer side of the first heat sink member and an outer side of the second heat sink member into contact with an inner side of the housing. Heat from the at least one LED is transferred through the heat sink assembly to the housing, where it is dissipated into the air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Heatron, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard N. Giardina, G. James Deutschlander, Brian S. Fetscher, Andrey Y. Sadchikov, Henrick A. Zabawski
  • Patent number: 7993039
    Abstract: A lighting fixture having a housing with a main body, and a primary light source disposed beneath a cover secured thereto with a latching mechanism. The light fixture may include a reflector suspended above the main body on a pair of struts. The latching mechanism is engaged by pivoting at least one exterior wall of the housing to provide tool-less access to the light source. In an alternative embodiment, the main body attaches to a mounting arm and a wall mount housing with a secondary adjustable light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert R. Nankil, Nora N. Onofrio
  • Patent number: 7988310
    Abstract: A sheet-shaped lightguide member has a first surface (11A), which is divided into at least two areas. The sheet-shaped lightguide member has the first surface (11A) and a second surface (11B) that face each other and a peripheral edge surface (11C). The lightguide member receives light through at least a part of the peripheral edge surface, guides the light, and emits the guided light from the first surface (11A) serving as a light exit surface. The lightguide member is divided into the at least two light exit areas (14A, 14B) and has a light-blocking part (18) provided along a boundary between mutually adjacent light exit areas to block transmission of light between the adjacent light exit areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Citizen Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuro Yamada, Hiroto Isoda, Kenji Kusano
  • Patent number: 7988326
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for illuminating a large area with plural high power lighting fixtures. The method includes identifying fixtures having a likelihood of affecting playability or glare or spill light relative to a point of view on or off the large area. The method includes steps to identify such fixtures for the purpose of adding a component which improves lighting or decreases glare or spill light for the point of view. A further method does so for multiple points of view relative to the large area, whether on or off the large area. One component is a long visor that would be added only to identify fixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventor: Myron K. Gordin
  • Patent number: 7985009
    Abstract: A two-side asymmetric light-shift illuminating lens body mainly projecting light from a light emitting device to two asymmetric relative outer directions includes a base having a receiving slot with a downwards opening for receiving a lighting device; a large non-spherical protrusion and a small a large non-spherical protrusion being arranged on two sides of a center light axis on a top surface of the base; a concave curved surface being formed to a border of the two non-spherical protrusions; a concave arc is formed above the receiving slot, outer edge of each non-spherical protrusion being formed with a aft cambered convex lateral. The cambered convex laterals are gradually narrowed along the projecting direction of the center light axis. An angle between a tangent line of the cambered convex lateral and the center light axis is about 10 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Inventor: Yen-Wei Ho
  • Patent number: 7980749
    Abstract: A backlight module, a base used therein, and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The backlight module includes a base and a slice-shaped circuit. The base has a back plate including a plate portion and a mezzanine portion. The mezzanine portion is parallelly offset from the plate portion, and the initial position of the mezzanine portion becomes an opening on the plate portion. Because the mezzanine portion is parallelly offset from the plate portion, a containing space is formed between an inner side of the mezzanine portion and the plane of the plate portion. A side of the mezzanine portion and a side of the plate portion corresponding to the opening together form a first slit. The slice-shaped circuit is inserted into the containing space through the first slit and stays between the plate portion and the mezzanine portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Lin-Wei Chiu, Kuo-Kang Tseng, Hong-Ming Chen, Chih-Kang Tung
  • Patent number: 7980721
    Abstract: An under cabinet light fixture has a housing with outer surface portions thereof adapted to be positioned closely adjacent, spaced-apart from, and substantially parallel to a substantially planar support surface. The housing has a bottom access panel pivotally connected to it, with first and second panel portions so that the bottom access panel pivots between a closed operating condition and an open access condition. A reflector and lamp sockets are connected to the housing and the reflector is positioned to reflect and radiate light toward and through the second panel portion of the bottom access panel to provide enhanced visibility of light radiating from the support surface when the light fixture is in the operating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Maxim Lighting International, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy M. Gray
  • Patent number: 7972039
    Abstract: A light guiding diffuser used for assembling with a light emitting diode module to form an illuminating light source. The light guiding diffuser includes an elliptical ring-shaped base portion and a convex portion extended from a surface of the base portion and formed a space with the base portion for accommodating the light emitting diode module. The convex portion has a cross section which has a minimum thickness in a center thereof and the thickness of the cross section continuous increases from the center toward the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignees: Gem-Sun Technologies Co., Ltd, Stonlite Discrete & Opto Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Fong-Yuan Wen
  • Patent number: 7967482
    Abstract: A lamp comprises a housing, a heat dissipating unit, a light emitting member and a screen. The housing includes a lens and a base on two ends thereof, with an outlet section and an inlet section being formed on the wall of the housing. The heat dissipating unit is mounted inside the housing. The light emitting member is coupled to the heat dissipating unit and electrically connects to the base of the housing. The screen is in the form of a mesh that has a plurality of tiny holes and covers the inlet section of the housing. Consequently, by use of the screen, the lamp can meet standards for safety, gas flow impedance is reduced to enhance dissipating heat dissipating effect of the heat dissipating unit and insects are prevented from entering the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Alex Horng, Miyahara Masaharu, Zhung Zhi-Hao
  • Patent number: 7963671
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) module includes a driving circuit board, at least one LED, a thermal dispersing sheet and a heat sink. The driving circuit board includes a front surface and an opposite back surface. The at least one LED is mounted on the front surface of the driving circuit board and electrically connected to it. The thermal dispersing sheet is attached on the back surface. The heat sink is mounted on the driving circuit board in contacting the thermal dispersing sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Fu Wen, Kai Huang
  • Patent number: 7963664
    Abstract: A lighting device with a light emitter includes OLEDs of at least two different primary colors. The light emitter is followed by a primary optics, e.g. a collimator or a lens, and a tapered tubular reflector with a diameter that increases from its narrow end to its wide end. The light emitter may include concentric rings of different OLEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Dietrich Bertram, Lingli Wang, Denis Joseph Carel Van Oers, Johannes Petrus Maria Ansems
  • Patent number: 7959329
    Abstract: Lighting devices which comprise a connector portion, a light emitter, a casing and a heat transfer component. At least a first portion of the heat transfer component which is in contact with the casing is spaced farther from an axis of the connector portion than a second portion of the heat transfer component. Also, fixtures comprising a housing, a socket and at least one heat transfer component. Also, lighting assemblies comprising a housing, a socket, a heat transfer component and a lighting device which comprises a light emitter and a casing, respective portions of the heat transfer component being in contact with the casing and with the housing. Also, lighting devices comprising means for transferring heat, and methods of deploying lighting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventor: Antony Paul Van De Ven
  • Patent number: 7950822
    Abstract: A detachable ballast housing for use with fluorescent lights includes a ballast, a housing for the ballast, and electrical contacts for detachably mounting and dismounting to a lighting fixture without connecting or disconnecting power wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Inventor: Jia H Deng