Patents Examined by Peggy A. Neils
  • Patent number: 11519574
    Abstract: A multi-operational landscape lighting device is provided. An example multi-operational landscape lighting device includes a lighting device housing, a lighting device installation arm mechanically coupled to the lighting device housing, and a plurality of landscape lighting LED packages. The landscape lighting LED packages are configured to emit one or more of decorative lighting or pathway lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: FEIT ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Halliwell, Gerardo Cisneros
  • Patent number: 11512820
    Abstract: A stand light includes a body having a main center shaft and a sleeve movably supported on the main center shaft. The stand light additionally includes a head assembly supported by the main body and including a light source, and a plurality of legs pivotally coupled to the body. The plurality of legs is movable with the sleeve from a collapsed position to an extended position, in which distal ends of the plurality of legs are moved away from the body. A first leg of the plurality of legs includes a first handle portion and a second leg of the plurality of legs includes a second handle portion. When the plurality of legs is in the collapsed position, the first handle portion and the second handle portion are positioned adjacent to each other to form a handle configured to be grasped by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Josh Adams, Emily C. Doberstein, Ross McIntyre, David Proeber, Duane W. Wenzel
  • Patent number: 11512825
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a lighting device (100) comprising a lighting unit (102), at least one application unit (104), and a battery housing (106) comprising a first battery compartment (108) with a first electrical contact set (110) for accommodating and connecting a first battery and with a second battery compartment (112) with a second electrical contact set (114) for accommodating and connecting a second battery, wherein the first and second battery compartments are configured to force an exclusive spatial accommodation of only one of the first and second batteries in the battery housing at a given point in time. The lighting unit is electrically connected to the first electrical contact set for being powered by the first battery in a first operational mode and the application unit is electrically connected to the second electrical contact set for being powered by the second battery in a second operational mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Bernd Ackermann, Matthias Wendt, Goutam Maji, Priya Ranjan Mishra, Eduard Gerhard Zondag
  • Patent number: 11506361
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes at least one light emitting element, a resin member including, a front surface provided with a recess in which the at least one light emitting element is mounted, a back surface, a bottom surface, an upper surface, a first lateral surface, and a second lateral surface; a first lead including a first inner lead portion and a first outer lead portion; and a second lead including a second inner lead portion and a second outer lead portion. Each of the outer lead portions includes a first-outer-lead base portion along the bottom surface, and first and second bent portions which are extended toward the upper surface side. The resin member is not arranged in at least a portion of a region between the second bent portion of the first outer lead portion and the first bent portion of the second outer lead portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11506367
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the technical field of lighting, and particularly discloses a clamping structure and a light device with the same. The clamping structure includes a male seat, an elastic limiting component, a female seat and a pushing aid, the male seat is provided with clamping protrusions, the elastic limiting component is disposed on the male seat, the female seat is provided with clamping slots, one of the clamping slots is internally provided with a limiting slot, the female seat is further provided with a first through hole penetrating to the limiting slot, the pushing aid movably penetrates through the first through hole, and the pushing aid is configured to make the elastic limiting component clamped into or separated from the limiting slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: APUTURE IMAGING INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Guodong Zhu
  • Patent number: 11498480
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for generating light, in particular for a vehicle passenger compartment ceiling lamp (100), comprising: a separating tube (7) made of a material that is opaque to the radiation used, which is intended to be placed in an aperture (101) forming an exit for the illuminating light, is tubular along an axis orthogonal to the aperture and is of “c”-shaped radial cross section, forming an axial window (71), a bounding light guide (53) encircling the separating tube (7) having an annular exit dioptric interface (55), a base (57) in the axial extension of the exit dioptric interface, axial extensions (59), extending axially at least in segments the base (57), comprising entrance dioptric interfaces (61), which are placed facing bounding light sources (51), an illuminating light guide (33), which is located axially facing the illuminating light source (31) of the separating tube and axially removed from the aperture (101) comprising an entrance dioptric interface (35), which is placed
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: VALEO COMFORT AND DRIVING ASSISTANCE
    Inventors: Thibault Cabana, Maryline Thorailler
  • Patent number: 11499700
    Abstract: A light string is comprised of a housing assembly, a light emitting source, a first conductive lead wire and a second conductive lead wire. The housing assembly is comprised of a light cap extending from a housing. A spacer plug secures a first and second conductive lead wire, and an light emitting source to the housing assembly. A first conductive lead wire and a second conductive lead wire each extend into the housing and are secured within the housing via the spacer plug. An insulative projection of the spacer plug is seated between the first conductive lead wire and the second conductive lead wire within the housing so as to prevent a direct electrical short between the first conductive lead wire and the second conductive lead wire. Glue is used to fill the housing to create a waterproof electrical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: Chang Fu Tsai
  • Patent number: 11499703
    Abstract: A decorative light strand having a power distribution modality in which a high voltage wire feeds a power wire which provides a supply voltage to light engines in an effective operational voltage range. The high voltage wire interfaces with the power wire through longitudinally distributed DC voltage regulators that step down a higher voltage to the operational voltage of a number of light engines. An equilibrium voltage is thus achieved such that all light engines are similarly powered. The decorative light elements may be light-emitting diode (LED) light engines with a chip-controlled red-green-blue (RGB) interface, which controls user perceived effects, such as on/off frequency, color, intensity, and color temperature of each light engine at any given time, thus achieving a wide variety of decorative effects. The decorative light strand includes a distribution wire and DC voltage regulator which enables long-strand lights of indiscriminate lengths for custom installations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: Jordan Farnsworth Smith
  • Patent number: 11493191
    Abstract: An housing for use with a light fixture is described with a housing body and a mounting hook. The housing body can have an upper surface and a hook mounting hub exposed on the upper surface. The mounting hook can be rotatably coupled to the hook mounting hub and adapted to rotate between a stowed position where the hook lies substantially flush or proximate with the upper surface of the housing body and an upraised position where the hook extends upwardly from the upper surface of the housing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventor: Mitchell C. Hand
  • Patent number: 11493177
    Abstract: A light assembly includes a base, and a first light source supported by the base. The first light source includes a first light emitting diode configured to emit light in a first direction from the base. The light assembly additionally includes a second light source supported by the base, the second light source including a plurality of second light emitting diodes configured to emit light in a second direction from the base. The second light source is obliquely oriented relative to the base. The light assembly additionally includes a diffuser supported by the base, the diffuser extending upwardly from the base to enclose the first light source. The diffuser diffuses light emitted from the first light source to the surrounding area in an upward and outward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Emily C. Doberstein, Josh Adams, Alan Amundson, Benjamin D. Gall
  • Patent number: 11480314
    Abstract: Reflector assemblies and lighting devices incorporating such reflector assemblies are disclosed and described. The reflector assembly includes a reflector body defining an interior reflective surface that in some embodiments has a shape akin to a compound elliptic paraboloid. One or more LEDs can be maintained relative to the reflector body such that an entirety of a light cone emitted by the LED reflects from the interior reflective surface out to the world as a collimated beam. Lighting devices enable light rays to travel with a greater solid angle from LEDs than traditional in-plane optics. Light from a directional point source with a mounting position that is embedded in reflector body oriented to face an opposing curved mirror wall surface so light rays that are diverging prior to reflecting off the interior reflective surfaced are merged together after the reflective bounce to travel in parallel as a collimated beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventor: Mark J. Perlin
  • Patent number: 11482817
    Abstract: A twist-lock connector system includes a first twist-lock connector including a first connector housing holding first twist-lock contacts at a first rotate-to-mate interface. The first twist-lock connector includes a first high speed electrical connector. The first high speed electrical connector is movable relative to the first connector housing between a home position and a rotated position. The first twist-lock connector includes a biasing member coupled to the first high speed electrical connector to bias the first high speed electrical connector to the home position. The twist-lock connector system includes a second twist-lock connector having a second connector housing holding second twist-lock contacts and a second high speed electrical connector at a mating interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: TE CONNECTIVITY SOLUTIONS GmbH
    Inventors: Matthew Edward Mostoller, Edward John Howard
  • Patent number: 11473760
    Abstract: A solar light stick for use in illuminating and decorating a lawn, garden or pathway. The solar light stick includes a supporting stake, a solar panel, a rechargeable battery, at least one LED, and a tube body. The tube body contains a light transmissive material that may be transparent or translucent. The solar panel charges the rechargeable battery which, in turn, provides power to the LEDs. The LEDs are positioned to provide light to the interior of the tube body. As such, the LEDs may be located within a recess in the tube body. Reflective flakes dispersed within the tube body reflect and disperse light from the LEDs in a decorative manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: E. MISHAN & SONS, INC.
    Inventor: Edward I. Mishan
  • Patent number: 11473739
    Abstract: A light string and a decorative illumination assembly are provided. The light string includes a first wire, a second wire, a third wire, and a plurality of light emitting devices, the plurality of light emitting devices being linked sequentially by the third wire. The first wire, the second wire, and the third wire are arranged in parallel, and the first wire and the second wire are separately affixed to the third wire. The second wire is connected to a positive electrode of a power supply, negative electrodes of the light emitting devices are connected to the first wire, and positive electrodes of the light emitting devices are connected to the second wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SHANGYOU JIAYI LIGHTING PRODUCT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yaowen He
  • Patent number: 11466843
    Abstract: The customizable item sorting system is configured to guide a sorter to sort items to match specific orders for a shipper to ship. The system includes sorter light boxes to be customizably positioned at a respective shelf, and each configured to be coupled in a chain of sorter light boxes. A plurality of shipper light boxes are each configured to be coupled to a respective sorter light box and also positioned at the respective shelf. A hub is coupled to a first sorter light box in the chain and operates as a concentrator of control signals and power for the plurality of sorter light boxes in the chain. A power supply is configured to be coupled to the hub and supply power to the sorter light boxes and shipper light boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Software Developers LLC
    Inventor: Jeremy Greenberg
  • Patent number: 11457569
    Abstract: A lighting system, such as for an indoor growing facility, comprises a plurality of lighting units, each lighting unit comprising at least one LED, wherein each lighting unit is powered by a power supply and wherein the plurality of lighting units are arrayed linearly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 11460184
    Abstract: An electrical fixture has a plug or socket of the type including concentric terminal rings, the plug having a spindle that is releasably receivable within a central channel of the socket to form a latch. Either the plug or the socket is attached to a hub having peripheral electrical connectors. Modules can be connected to the hub by the peripheral electrical connectors, the modules including electrical components each having one or more features. The modules are selectable for desired features, including transmitting and receiving, or sensing a condition in the environment, such as a security camera, glass breakage detector, motion/presence detector, and lighting. The hub can include a central circuit board which is electrically connected to the peripherally attached modules. The hub is further connected to electrical wiring of the edifice within which the fixture is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: SKYX Platforms Corp.
    Inventor: Ran Roland Kohen
  • Patent number: 11460185
    Abstract: An integrated functional multilayer structure, includes a flexible preferably 3D-formable and thermoplastic, substrate film; a lighting module provided upon the substrate film and preferably electrically connected to the circuit design thereon, the lighting module having a circuit board for hosting electronics; and circuitry arranged on the circuit board including at least one light source; a thermoplastic layer including one or more thermoplastic materials molded upon the substrate film and at least laterally surrounding, optionally also at least partially covering, the lighting module; wherein the circuitry on the circuit board of the lighting module including the at least one light source is configured to electrically and thermally connect to a number of locations of the remaining structure beside or underneath the circuit board utilizing at least one connection material positioned in between, preferably at least at the periphery of the circuit board. A related method of manufacture is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: TACTOTEK OY
    Inventors: Vinski Bräysy, Ilpo Hänninen, Mikko Heikkinen, Pälvi Apilo, Jarmo Sääski, Tomi Simula, Topi Wuori, Giovanni Ferri, Pasi Koronen
  • Patent number: 11462135
    Abstract: Display module mounting apparatus and methods provide mounting features enabling ease of installation and service. The apparatus may have one or more releasable frame couplers and pivoting releasable frame couplers coupled to a display module having a display plane defined in relation to a substrate. One or more adjustable linkages may adjustably define a standoff distance between the display plane and a support frame to which the module may be mounted by the mounting apparatus. Concave and convex adjustments to the display plane may be made. Operation of pivoting action to tilt the display plane enables installation, removal, and serviceability of large displays constructed with a tiled plurality of display modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Nanolumens Acquisition, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge Perez-Bravo, Qinghua Xiao, Bin Zhu
  • Patent number: 11457297
    Abstract: The present application discloses a speaker lamp which comprises: a housing is formed with a cavity therein; a radiator is provided within the cavity, and divides the cavity into an upper cavity and a lower cavity; a circuit board is provided within the upper cavity and connected to the radiator, and Light Emitting Diode (LED) light sources are provided on the circuit board; a reflector has an opened upper end and an opened lower end and is hollowed so as to surround a reflector cavity, the lower end of the reflector is connected to the circuit board, and the LED light sources surround an outer side of the reflector; and a speaker is installed at the upper end of the reflector and accommodated within the reflector cavity, wherein within the reflector cavity, a space exists between the speaker and the circuit board. By means of such arrangement, the speaker lamp of the present application is capable of improving lighting efficiency, and improving sound quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: SAVANT TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Xiaojun Ren, Kun Xiao, Weihu Chen, Hai Huang