Patents Examined by Jong-Suk Lee
  • Patent number: 9163802
    Abstract: The present subject matter utilizes solid state sources to pump remote phosphors positioned within lighting fixtures to facilitate visible light illumination application in a region or area to be inhabited by a person. One or more phosphors are remotely positioned in a chamber of a lightguide element, which in some examples, substantially fills an optical volume of the fixture. The chamber includes a solid liquid or gas material for bearing the one or more phosphors. Multiple phosphors, for example, may together produce light in the fixture output that is at least substantially white and has a color rendering index (CRI) of 75 or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: David P. Ramer, Jack C. Rains, Jr., Alan W. Geishecker
  • Patent number: 9109769
    Abstract: Systems and methods for lighting body panels of automobiles to facilitate repair of the body panels, where one embodiment is a portable lighting apparatus that includes a light board, a base and an extension member that connects the light board to the base. The light board is supported by the extension member, which is supported by the base. A battery in the base provides power through conductors in the extension member to light sources in the light board. A slip ring in the extension member couples the conductors together so that they can rotate, thereby allowing the light board to rotate with respect to the base, without twisting the conductors. A suction cup mount on the base enables the base to be secured to an automobile body panel, and the extension member allows the light board to be positioned as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: James M. Lee
  • Patent number: 8939623
    Abstract: Disclosed is a projection lens that is disposed in front of a first semiconductor light emitting device and configured to irradiate light incident from the rear side to the front side. A first reflector reflects a part of the light emitted from the first semiconductor light emitting device to converge on the rear side of the projection lens. A light guide member is disposed across the front side of the projection lens and configured to emit the light incident from the second semiconductor light emitting device to a predetermined direction. A second reflector reflects a part of the light reflected by the first reflector toward the projection lens. The light reflected by the second reflector to be incident on the projection lens is emitted from the projection to avoid the light guide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Michio Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 7926986
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a housing, a light-emitting unit, a cup-shaped reflector, and a plurality of leads. The light-emitting unit is disposed in the housing. The cup-shaped reflector is disposed in the housing, and includes a base wall that is formed with a plurality of holes therethrough, and a surrounding wall that diverges from the base wall thereof and that surrounds the light-emitting unit. Each of the leads extends into the housing and is coupled electrically to the light-emitting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventor: Yu-Nung Shen
  • Patent number: 7887208
    Abstract: A direct type back-light device comprising: a reflection plate; a plurality of linear light sources disposed in parallel; and a light diffusion plate disposed, in this order, in which the light diffusion plate includes on at least one main surface a plurality of concave or convex structural units each having three or more sloped sides, has a maximum height Rz of the main surface having the structural units being not more than 1000 ?m, and in a vertical cross section of the light diffusion plate, which lies immediately above a region between central axes of adjacent linear light sources and in which a direction perpendicular to a central axis direction of the linear light source is defined as a cutting-plane line, includes a portion: in which the number of lines representing the sloped sides n of which gradients Xn (unit:degree, where n is a natural number and is a subindex for representing each sloped side) differ is 2 or more, and in which all gradients Xn have, between an average distance aL(mm) between the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Zeon Corporation
    Inventor: Keisuke Tsukada
  • Patent number: 7874712
    Abstract: A suspended light fixture includes a housing having first and second members configured to engage one another in a closed position and disengage from one another in an open position. For example, one member can include a cover, and the other member can include a housing body. The housing contains at least one internal component coupled to one of the members. The first member is configured to receive at least one cable. At least one cable gripper is coupled to the first member. Each cable gripper is slidable along a corresponding cable in a first direction and configured to only allow movement of the cable gripper in a second, opposite direction, upon operation of a mechanism. Movement of the cable grippers in the first direction causes corresponding movement of the first member, towards the open position. In the open position, the internal components are accessible for maintenance or another activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Chad Everett Arceneaux
  • Patent number: 7845834
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a lighting system with an adjustable illuminated area. The lighting system comprises a light source for outputting a light, a first refractive optical element and a second refractive optical element. The first and second refractive optical elements have continuous curvature. The first refractive optical element is movable along a first direction, while the second refractive optical element is movable along a second direction. The light passes through the first refractive optical element and the second refractive optical element to form an illuminated area. The shape and the size of the illuminated area are adjusted when the relative position of the first refractive optical element and the second refractive optical element is adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Lite-On It Corporation
    Inventor: Sheng-Fa Hou
  • Patent number: 7467913
    Abstract: A spar structure is disclosed for offshore hydrocarbon recovery operations having a vertically oriented elongated floating hull with a buoyant upper section, a ballasted lower section, and a truss member separating the floating hull from the lower ballasted section. A anchoring system connects the hull to the ocean floor and a vertically oriented fairing shaped profile section is presented on the hull.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Donald Wayne Allen, Dean Leroy Henning
  • Patent number: 7390105
    Abstract: An illuminating device is described. The illuminating device may include a head, a neck and a body. The illuminating device may be manipulated into numerous positions including extended and nested positions so that the light source may be positioned inside the securing structure in the nested position and outside the securing structure in the extended position. Such an illuminating device may be desirable for use, for example, as a portable illuminator, book light, and travel light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Sol-Light, LLC
    Inventors: David Nelson, John Smith, Chase Thompson, Dana Robert Nicholson
  • Patent number: 7237939
    Abstract: A backlight assembly includes a light guide plate for emitting a light in two directions and a brightness control member for controlling the brightness ratio of the light emitting in the two directions. An LCD apparatus including first and second LCD panels, displays images in the two directions, with individual brightnesses which are similar to one another or different from one another depending on the brightness control member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyu-Seok Kim, Ik-Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 7234853
    Abstract: Textile product comprising light guiding fibres (2) consisting of a central core capable of transmitting the light and of an external sheath, in which at least a length portion of said external sheath presents, in respect to the internal core, a refraction index allowing the transmitted light to partially escape from the fibre; cloth article made from the textile product; and a manufacturing method of the textile product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Luminex S.p.A.
    Inventor: Marcello Givoletti
  • Patent number: 7220023
    Abstract: An illuminator is disposed in an air path of a ventilation blower disposed above the ceiling of an elevator cage. An illumination shielding device is disposed below the illuminator and also in the air path. The illumination shielding device includes a plurality of spaced apart parallel rectangular plates, where the lower portions of the plates are inclined toward the elevator cage sidewalls. One or more such combinations of illuminator and illumination shielding device can be used in an elevator cage. Preferably, illuminators and illumination shielding devices are disposed at corners of the elevator cage ceiling, in order to maximize elevator cage capacity. A reflective plate can be mounted to the elevator cage ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Inventor: Il Shik Yoon
  • Patent number: 7220025
    Abstract: An illumination device comprising: a body member; one or more sources of light aligned on a longitudinal axis of, and lying within, the body member; one or more transparent regions of the body member through which light from the or each source passes when the source or sources are energized; and optical particles such as balls or chips of glass lying in the body member and extending between the or each source and that side of the or each transparent region which is directed towards the inside of the body member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Beadlight Limited
    Inventor: Alan Frank Parker
  • Patent number: 7220014
    Abstract: An emergency lighting device adapted to be quickly and easily mounted and installed. In one embodiment, a mounting member of the device is first mounted to a desired structure and connected to an external power supply. Once mounted and completed, and emergency lighting assembly is secured to the mounting member. In certain embodiments, securing the emergency lighting assembly to the mounting member connects the device to the external power supply and energizes the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Acuity Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: James Michael Lay, Richard Marvin Born, Paul Kenneth Pickard, John Evan Lane
  • Patent number: 7207692
    Abstract: An illumination device for simulating neon or similar lighting incorporates removable and interchangeable color conversion modules, thus allowing for emission of light in colors that cannot ordinarily be achieved by use of light-emitting diodes alone without significant increase in cost or complexity of the illumination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: iLight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: George R. Hulse
  • Patent number: 6966726
    Abstract: A jacket having a buoyancy compensating function has a pocket into which a weight can be inserted and a flap. A first locking member is attached to outer surface of the pocket and a second locking member adapted to be engaged with the first locking member is attached to outer surface of the flap. The second locking member comprises a pair of elastic arms adapted to be guided along grooves of the first locking member and stopper means adapted to be forced into a space defined between these elastic arms and thereby to prevent the elastic arms from being elastically deformed. The weight is provided with a band strip adapted to extend outward from the pocket through a gap defined between the first locking member and the stopper means after the weight has been inserted into the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: Tabata Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Haruo Kawashima
  • Patent number: 6942424
    Abstract: An open modular ditch liner includes a plurality of open liner sections and at least one channel alignment key. The at least one channel alignment key is sized to receive a thickness of two adjacent open liner sections. An erosion barrier insert may be placed between the ends of two adjacent open liner sections. A radius liner insert may be placed between the ends of two adjacent open liner sections. The width of an open liner section may be expanded with a plurality of side connection keys and a plurality of expandable liner sections. A plurality of pitch expandable liner sections may be inserted between the plurality of open liner sections and expandable liner sections. At least one side of the plurality of open liner sections and expandable liner sections may be mitered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Inventor: James W. Charon
  • Patent number: 6929424
    Abstract: A rock bolt comprising an elongated bar and an elongated deformable member, with a threaded nut to reduce the distance between the respective ends of the deformable member so as to deform at least part of the member away from the bar. The threaded nut may be located at the distal end of the rock bolt or the proximal end thereof. Though the term “rack bolt” is used, the bolt may be used as a ground anchor, or in other suitable applications, in which it is located in a hole drilled into earth as well as or instead of rock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: Romtech Limited
    Inventor: David John Hindle
  • Patent number: 6923599
    Abstract: An in-ground lifting system and method are provided that is operable for raising a structure and its foundation at least several feet. In one presently preferred embodiment, the method is utilized to raise the structure above any anticipated flood levels to thereby prevent future flooding of the structure. In a preferred embodiment, a plurality of excavations are formed underneath the foundation, such as with a hydro-excavator. A sleeve with seal members and hydraulic lines is installed and aligned within each excavation. Hardenable material is poured outside the sleeve to form a cylinder. Hardenable material is poured inside the sleeve to form a piston. Fluid is pumped through the hydraulic lines to lift the structure and the foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Kelso
  • Patent number: 6923273
    Abstract: The drilling system includes a work string supporting a bottom hole assembly. The work string including lengths of pipe having a non-metallic portion. The work string preferably includes a composite coiled tubing having a fluid impermeable liner, multiple load carrying layers, and a wear layer. Multiple electrical conductors and data transmission conductors may be embedded in the load carrying layers for carrying current or transmitting data between the bottom hole assembly and the surface. The bottom hole assembly includes a bit, a gamma ray and inclinometer instrument package, a steerable assembly, an electronics section, a transmission, and a power section for rotating the bit. It may or may not include a propulsion system. The drilling system may be a gravity based drilling system that does include a propulsion system. Various motive means may be provided such as gravity, to apply weight on the bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: James B. Terry, Thomas Platt Wilson, Jay M. Eppink, Albert C. Odell, II, William F. Trainor, James W. Estep, Haoshi Song