Patents Examined by Sandra L. O'Shea
  • Patent number: 7905637
    Abstract: A potted transformer assembly comprises a housing portion to form an exterior transformer housing, a transformer unit dimensioned to fit within the housing portion, the housing portion including a first passage to receive the transformer unit in an operative position therein, the housing portion having an inner surface which is oriented to provide an interior cavity between the transformer unit and the inner surface, the interior cavity being dimensioned to receive a predetermined quantity of a potting compound, the housing portion further including a second passage in fluid communication with the interior cavity, the second passage being dimensioned to receive a portion of the potting compound therein, the second passage being located on the housing portion in such a manner that, following a transformer encapsulation step, the presence of potting compound in the second passage is indicative of the transformer being substantially encapsulated by the potting compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Canlyte Inc.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Caluori, Howard Yaphe
  • Patent number: 7905621
    Abstract: An in-grade light fixture has a lamp compartment having an open upper end with a lens cover covering the open upper end. The lens cover may have a joint connection to permit travel from an open configuration to a closed configuration. A junction box is adjacent to the lens cover along an upper portion of the compartment. If a ballast is utilized for proper supply of power to the lamp, a ballast compartment is adjacent an open lower end of the lamp compartment. A hydraulic isolation chamber extends vertically downward from the junction box to the sealed ballast compartment. The hydraulic isolation chamber is filled with a potting material and prevents wicking of moisture into the ballast compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group, LLC
    Inventors: James Hickman, Matthew Pressel, Michael Riebling, David Smith, Lew Waltz
  • Patent number: 7901104
    Abstract: A motorcycle safety helmet shell with one or more light emitting diodes molded or embedded therein. The motorcycle helmet shell is designed and arranged in a manner to provide visual recognition and/or identification of the wearer. The LED safety lighting system may be powered by a battery, or any other electrochemical device, i.e., dry cell or lithium-ion battery combination, mounted within or without the helmet shell; and may be manually and/or automatically activated. One or more lenses may cover one or more of the light emitting diodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Inventors: Maurice A. McLean, Stephon D. Brown
  • Patent number: 7901124
    Abstract: A light guide member in which a light that has entered one major face from an illuminant is emitted from the other major face, includes a cut portion provided with a specified face inclined toward the other face at a section of one major face that faces the illuminant, and a reflecting portion, which reflects a light emitted from the illuminant, on the inclined face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Showa Denko K.K.
    Inventors: Shuji Gomi, Kenji Shinozaki, Shuichi Naijo, Takeo Watanabe
  • Patent number: 7901113
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a side illumination lens and a luminescent device using the same, and provides a body, a total reflection surface with a total reflection slope with respect to a central axis of the body, and a linear and/or curved refractive surface(s) formed to extend from a periphery of the total reflection surface; and a luminescent device including the lens. According to the present invention, a lens with total internal reflection surfaces with different slopes, and a linear and/or curved refractive surface(s) allows light emitted forward from a luminescent chip to be guided to a side of the lens. Further, a linear surface(s) formed in a direction perpendicular or parallel to a central axis of a lens and a curved surface are formed on an edge of the lens so that a process of fabricating the lens is facilitated, thereby reducing a defective rate and fabrication costs of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Do-Hyung Kim, Chung-Hoon Lee, Keon-Young Lee, Kwang-Il Park
  • Patent number: 7901126
    Abstract: A backlight assembly comprises an optical plate that has a fixing portion and a receiving member that has a combination portion combined with the fixing portion. The fixing portion comprises a protrusion that is extended from the optical plate and a connecting portion that is bent with respect to and extended from the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung-Chul Jeong
  • Patent number: 7901115
    Abstract: A surface mounted device has a built-in or added-on LED light arranged to fit within the device and to include parts and accessories such as a power source, circuit means, conductive means, switch means, sensor means, t integrated circuit, LED elements in a variety of specifications, timer means, solar power, AC power and parts, or DC power and parts to get desired light, function, and performance effects such as pre-determined color, brightness, duration, function, and light show effects to provide attractive area illumination with low power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 7901117
    Abstract: A safety trailer has semi-tractor hitches at both ends and a safety wall that is fixed to one side of the trailer. That side, however, can be changed to the right or left side of the road, depending on the end to which the truck attaches. A caboose can be attached at the end of the trailer opposite the tractor to provide additional lighting and impact protection. Optionally, the trailer can be equipped with overhead protection, lighting, ventilation, onboard hydraulics, compressors, generators and other equipment, as well as related fuel, water, storage and restroom facilities and other amenities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Concaten Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin K. Groeneweg
  • Patent number: 7901110
    Abstract: A gas discharge lamp includes an arc envelope and a cooling device. Cooling passage is provided between the arc envelope and the cooling device. An airflow blocking structure is mounted rotatably to the arc envelope. The airflow blocking structure blocks airflow between the cooling device and the arc envelope except for a portion of the passage directed towards a top side of the arc envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Amol Suresh Mulay, Viktor Karoly Varga, Gary Robert Allen, Sairam Sundaram, Svetlana Selezneva, Vijaykumar Mallappa Kannure, Rocco Thomas Giordano
  • Patent number: 7901106
    Abstract: The disclosure in one aspect provides an illuminator that includes a plurality of segmented diodes to generate a plurality of light beams. In another aspect, the illuminator may independently control current to some or all of the diodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Walter M. Duncan, Michael Mignardi, John David Jackson
  • Patent number: 7901123
    Abstract: A light emitting module includes a semiconductor light emitting element disposed on a rectangular board, and a pair of plane-shaped electrode portions formed on the board and coupled to the semiconductor light emitting element. The pair of plane-shaped electrode portions is separated in first opposite directions, and a center of the semiconductor light emitting element is shifted from a center of the board in one of second opposite directions. End faces of the pair of plane-shaped electrode portions do not protrude in the one of the second opposite directions from an end face of the semiconductor light emitting element on a side facing toward the one of the second opposite directions. The first opposite directions are directions along which one pair of opposite sides of the board extend, and the second opposite directions are directions along which the other pair of opposite sides of the board extend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Takeda, Tsukasa Tokida, Hiroyuki Ishida
  • Patent number: 7896509
    Abstract: The Anti-Picture with a means for detecting camera's radio frequency, a way of decoding said detected radio frequency, a switch/driver to trigger device, a way of producing light with one or more lighting elements, means of allowing said lighting element to reflect off of a one or more reflective surface to allow light to be directed and a means for all of said above to be encased a body wherein the said components are able to communicate with a light element allowing the light to reflect off of the said reflective surfaces to over expose and or interrupt a photograph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Inventor: Frank Gallagher
  • Patent number: 7896524
    Abstract: The invention provides a light irradiation apparatus that can adjust widening/narrowing of a light irradiation area and can guide almost whole of light emitted from an LED to the light irradiation area. The apparatus has an LED 11 and an optical unit 2 for making light for the LED 11 pass through itself and emit from its apical surface 21, and is equipped further with a supporting body 1A for holding the LED on the apical surface and a position adjustment mechanism for adjusting a relative position of the optical unit 2 to the LED 11 along an optical axis C direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignees: CCS, Inc., Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Yoneda, Mitsuru Saito
  • Patent number: 7896526
    Abstract: A light source for endoscopy or microscopy comprises a lamp, a heat sink, the heat sink being thermally connected to the lamp and at least one heat pipe, which is thermally connected to the heat sink and which dissipates the heat that is generated by the lamp and transferred to the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Klaus-Martin Irion, Markus Simmen, Andre Ehrhardt, Juerg Steiner
  • Patent number: 7896531
    Abstract: Providing an electrical assembly, which can protect electric components provided at the electrical assembly from damage, and minimize output amount of recycle material and waste material, a functional module as the electric assembly includes a lamp and a switch as the electric components. The lamp extends from a center area of a bottom wall of a housing so as to slant toward an outside of the housing according to going apart from the bottom wall. The switch extends vertically from one end of the bottom wall. Ends of the lamp and the switch far from the bottom wall project out of the housing. When the functional modules are transported to an assembling line, the pair of functional modules is stacked on each other so as to arrange the lamp face to each other in parallel, and fixed to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Nagai, Yoshinori Hirayama, Shinji Yamada
  • Patent number: 7896528
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes a housing, a bracket snugly received in the housing, a connecting member fixed to a top of the bracket, a heat sink standing on a top of the connecting member, a plurality of LEDs attached an outer surface of the heat sink and an envelope which is placed on the top of the connecting member, encloses the heat sink and the LEDs therein and engages with the housing. The bracket has a connecting plate. A plurality of electronic components is mounted on a front side of the connecting plate and a plurality fins extending from a rear side of the connecting plate. A covering panel is used to cover an opening of the bracket in front of the connecting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-Hua Zeng, Yong-Dong Chen, Shih-Hsun Wung
  • Patent number: 7891854
    Abstract: In a backlight device, among a plurality of light emitting diodes, light amounts thereof are measured in advance, and they are classified as any one of two or more light amount ranks according to the measurement results. In each of an upper region and a lower region of the light emitting diodes that are set on an upper side and lower side of a light guide plate, respectively, the light emitting diodes that are classified as having the same light amount rank are disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tetsuya Hamada
  • Patent number: 7891855
    Abstract: A light guiding structure for connector includes a light-guiding unit having more than one light guiding post, and each of the light guiding posts having a light-input end and a light-output end; and a shielding unit enclosing an outer side of the light guiding posts. When the light guiding structure is mounted on a connector case for guiding light, light beams propagating in different light guiding posts are isolated from one another by the shielding unit. Therefore, light beams can be stably and exactly guided by the light guiding posts without light loss and mutual interference to thereby avoid error determination by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: All Best Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Haven Yang
  • Patent number: 7891853
    Abstract: Provided are an apparatus and method for controlling an operation of an LED in a light unit. The apparatus includes: a micom for sequentially outputting red, green and blue signals delayed by a predetermined interval through n (n>1) number of channels for each color; a plurality of light emitting diode (LED) drivers for outputting PWM dimming pulses according to the red, green and blue signals inputted through the n number of the channels; a plurality of switching elements for outputting driving currents according to the PWM dimming pulses; and n number of light subunits including a plurality of red, green and blue LED chips sequentially driven by the driving currents outputted from the switching elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seong-Soo Park
  • Patent number: 7891849
    Abstract: A light emitting assembly to form a handgrip, a foot peg or a footrest in a cycle contains an elongated sleeve concentrically supported on a light conductive base illuminated by light emitting diode on a circuit board or embedded in the base. An end cap is used to mount the circuit board to an outboard end of the base which is cylindrical and supports a sleeve. The sleeve has light emitting openings and the end cap has a light diffusing lens containing decorative openings illuminated by the diodes. The inboard end of the sleeve contains a light emitting radial wall forming part of the decorative display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventors: James O'Dell Campbell, Anthony J. Quartaro