Patents Examined by Stephen Husar
  • Patent number: 7063442
    Abstract: A decorative light string including a plurality of first and second lights is provided. The first lights are distributed along the length of the light string and are spaced apart by a first predetermined distance. The second lights are arranged in a plurality of drops, and each drop is retained in alignment with one of the plurality of fist lights by a coupling means. In one exemplary embodiment, the decorative light string comprises a first light string including electrically parallel-connected C-type lights, a second light string including electrically series-connected mini lights arranged in drops, and a plurality of connectors for coupling the first and second light strings together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Inliten, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Sugar
  • Patent number: 7063452
    Abstract: An assembly of a flash-lamp string system comprising a plurality of flash-lamp strings connected in series so as to form into an elongate lamp string; the elongate lamp string includes at least two different flash-lamp strings in terms of flashing type; the outer shape of the two different flash-lamp strings is the same; the bulb socket and the bulb assembly of every aforesaid flash-lamp string can be mounted together within the same flash-lamp string; in other words, the bulb socket and bulb assembly can not be exchanged with that of the different type of flash-lamp string in order to avoid overload of power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Inventor: Cheng-Ji Kuo
  • Patent number: 7059736
    Abstract: A backlight module includes a reflector, a support, a lamp, and a diffuser plate. The support is disposed on the reflector, and the lamp is disposed in the support. The diffuser plate is disposed on the reflector, and a predetermined gap is formed between the support and the diffuser plate. Thus, when the support is expanded, the diffuser plate is abutted by the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corp.
    Inventors: Chuan-Pei Yu, Chien-Hung Kuo, Han-Chou Liu
  • Patent number: 7059740
    Abstract: A bar-shaped lamp having a battery housing in the form of a shaft with a lamp head removably attached at one end and provided with one or more light-emitting diodes. At the other end a reversible foot member can be inserted into the shaft and has a ground spike and an impact tool for breaking automobile glass on opposite sides. When the short tool projects from the shaft, it can be covered by a cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Zweibruder Optoelectronics GmbH
    Inventor: Rainer Opolka
  • Patent number: 7055980
    Abstract: A decorative tree lamp includes a long trunk composed of many short pipes. The height of the tree lamp can be adjusted based on the number of the short pipes used. At least one of the short pipes that form the long trunk is provided with one or more connecting rings to connect with many branches. A base frame is used as a supporting surface and has a center axial receiving part to support the long trunk so that it stands up right and straight. Multiple branches connect one end with the connecting ring on the short pipe and use the connecting ring as the base point. The other end of the branch extends away from the center of the trunk to be able to stretch out to form a tree shape and to also be able to be folded up to reduce the volume. One of single or multiple sets of light strings are provided, composed of many lamp bulbs, lamp holders, electrical conductors and receptacles. A fixing device is used to fix the light strings on the branches to establish tree light strings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Inventor: Jeng-Shyong Wu
  • Patent number: 7055993
    Abstract: An adjustable light assembly is disclosed comprising, a light and an attachment bracket adapted to secure the light to the vehicle. As the vehicle leans the light pivots directly in response to the pull of gravity in a direction opposite the lean of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Inventors: Freeman Lewis Farrow, Stephen Laurence Farrow, Donald Leon Farrow
  • Patent number: 7055999
    Abstract: An auxiliary light ring device for a vehicular light includes a holder, a light convergence ring and a plurality of light emission elements. The holder is a hollow reflecting base having an accommodation passage to receive the light convergence ring. A plurality of holes is provided on the circumferential portion of the holder. The light convergence ring is a transparent ring. A plurality of openings is provided on the circumferential portion of the light convergence ring. The light emission elements are placed through each hole and opening to form a light ring through the light convergence ring when the light emission elements are working.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Inventor: Yu-Chu Lin
  • Patent number: 7052155
    Abstract: An illuminated magnetic retrieval apparatus includes an illumination module which includes a handle portion which houses a battery power supply and which houses illumination circuit means powered by the battery power supply. A flexible optical fiber light conveyance is connected to the handle portion for receiving light from the illumination circuit means. The illumination circuit means include an illumination actuation switch and a light source operated by the illumination actuation switch. The handle portion further includes a housing-mounted electrical connector and an electromagnet actuation switch that is electrically connected to the housing-mounted electrical connector. An electromagnetic retrieval module is connected to the illumination module with cap-shaped handle connection means. The electromagnetic retrieval module also includes a flexible tube for jacketing the flexible optical fiber light conveyance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Inventors: Lawrence E. Gavin, William A. Sampson
  • Patent number: 7052166
    Abstract: A bulb (10) for an automotive taillight has a central stem (12) that includes a base (14), a summit (16), and an intermediate portion (18). A parabolic reflector (20) is positioned about the base (14) and has a first reflector surface (22) facing the summit (16). At least one light source (24) is positioned on the summit (16) for directing primary illumination toward the reflector surface (22) on the reflector (20). In a preferred embodiment of the invention a plurality of light sources (24) are employed to even the distribution of light and the light sources are red light emitting LEDs. An optic (26) is associated with at least a part of the intermediate portion (18), the optic (26) having a second reflector surface (28) for directing secondary illumination toward the first reflector surface (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Osram Sylvania Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Tessnow
  • Patent number: 7052167
    Abstract: Therapeutic devices and methods for applying therapy. In an exemplary embodiment, a therapeutic device generally includes one or more light sources for emitting therapeutic light. The therapeutic device can also include means for applying hot therapy and/or cold therapy to a user's body when the therapeutic device is positioned on the user's body. The therapeutic device can further include a massager and/or an adhesive bandage strip for attaching the lighted therapeutic device to the user's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Inventor: Carl R. Vanderschuit
  • Patent number: 7048402
    Abstract: A lamp assembly for a microscope, the microscope having a stand, comprising a female member comprising a first electrical socket, the socket arranged to provide a source of electricity for a lamp, the female receptacle located inside the microscope stand, and, a male member comprising at least two electrical pin terminals arranged to matingly engage the first electrical socket to receive electricity therefrom, and, a second socket electrically connected to the at least two electrical pin terminals, the second socket arranged to hold the lamp and provide electricity thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Leica Microsystems CMS GmbH
    Inventors: Jasna Roeth, Manfred Gilbert, Kenneth M. Northem, Paul M. Harrison
  • Patent number: 7044623
    Abstract: A thru-hull fitting assembly is connected to the forward end of a hollow lamp housing for mounting to a hole in the hull of a vessel in a water-tight fashion. An HID or other lamp is mounted in the lamp housing and is surrounded by a reflector which may have an outer elliptical section and an inner parabolic section. A protective transparent window extends across the forward end of the lamp housing and is sealed thereto. The window may be made of sapphire to provide improved heat dissipation and to resist scratching during hull cleaning and breakage due to thermal shock and wave slap. A circuit may be connected to the lamp to provide over-heat protection, leak detection, as well as fault and power status indicators. Alternate embodiments utilize a solid light pipe or a hollow reflective tube to convey light from the lamp to the protective window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: DeepSea Power & Light
    Inventors: Mark S. Olsson, Zachary B. Simmons, Jeffrey A. Prsha, Ronan T. Gray, Ray Merewether
  • Patent number: 7040793
    Abstract: An automobile lamp assembly that exhibits improved energy absorption characteristics as compared with known automobile lamp assemblies having a resiliently deformable flexure member positioned between a lens member and a housing member includes a flexure member that is configured to dynamically change its energy absorption characteristics during impact. More specifically, various geometries and/or materials are utilized to dynamically control deformation during impact and reduce damage and/or injury during an impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Lee A. Chase
  • Patent number: 7040786
    Abstract: The anticollision light for aircraft, particularly airplanes, is provided with a holding body (12) with an outer side and several LEDs (16) arranged at the outer side of the holding body (12) the light-radiating directions of which point away from the holding body (12). Further, the anticollision light is provided with a drive unit (18) for the pulse-like drive of at least some of the LEDs (16) and a refractive optical element (26) for generating a desired spatial distribution of the light of the LEDs (16), the refractive optical element (26) surrounding the holding body at least in the region of the LEDs (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Goodrich Hella Aerospace Lighting Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Ganzer, Rico Schulz
  • Patent number: 7040784
    Abstract: A wiring box for artistic lamp constructed to include a lamp main body and a plurality of plugs, wherein, the lamp main body encompasses a housing, a conducting ring and a plurality of conducting sockets. The present invention is characterized in that each of the conducting sockets is configured with conducting copper strips, and a base of each of the conducting sockets is provided with a fastening portion. The conducting copper strips thereby realize an electrical conductance with the conducting ring. Conducting clips are further configured on each of the plugs, moreover, each of the plugs is provided with a clip fastening structure. The lamp main body and the plugs effectuate rapid connecting and effectiveness of realizing the electrical conductance, and provide a fixtural configuration that will not fall apart while achieving objective of convenient packaging and storage of the artistic lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Pascal Products Company Ltd.
    Inventor: Chason Yen
  • Patent number: 7036955
    Abstract: A strip lighting housing and fixture assembly (10) is provided. The strip lighting housing and fixture assembly (10) includes first and second housing sections (12 and 14) which releasably engage one another. Sections (12 and 14) are releasably locked to one another by a locking plate (30) and further by a removable connecting member (42). Additionally, a pair of cover members (38, 40) are provided, with the cover members (38, 40) being releasably joined to the respective first and second housing sections (12 and 14). The lighting housing and fixture assembly (10) is collapsible and may be selectively disassembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: American Power Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashfaq M. Kazi, Syed M. Afzal Hussain
  • Patent number: 7036950
    Abstract: An illuminated key blank is provided with a blade and a head integral with the blade as a single piece. A cutout is preferably formed in the key blank head so that the head is substantially U-shaped, and a battery is disposed in the cutout between the arms of the U. A light source, preferably a light-emitting diode (LED), is selectively electrically connected to the battery. A casing is sealed around the head of the key and the battery, and the casing retains the light source in place so that the light source shines light substantially in the direction of the blade. The light source shines light which is preferably the same or a contrasting color as the color of the casing so that the key may be identified in the dark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Element Extreme, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Freeman, Ari Freeman
  • Patent number: 7033049
    Abstract: A lamp includes a base with a through hole, a shade casing, a bulb mounting seat assembly and multiple light bulbs. The shade casing is mounted on the base and has a top opening and a bottom through hole aligned with the through hole in the base. The bulb mounting seat assembly includes a bulb mounting seat covering the top opening, a sleeve mounted and held in the aligned through holes, an elongated connection tube and a tightening fastener. The elongated connection tube is attached to the bulb mounting seat and has a bottom threaded end extending out of the sleeve onto which the tightening fastener is screwed. The light bulbs are mounted on the bulb mounting seat inside the shade casing. Consequently, loosening the tightening fastener allows removal of the bulb mounting seat from the top opening to replace conveniently the failed light bulbs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Inventor: Shih-Ming Lin
  • Patent number: 7033055
    Abstract: A emergency light system for providing emergency lighting identification of a vehicle. The emergency light system includes a plurality of light emitting members being designed for being coupled to the vehicle whereby each of the light emitting members emits light to visually indicate the location of the vehicle. Each of a plurality of holder members selectively receives one of the light emitting members. Each of the holder members is designed for being coupled to the vehicle whereby each of the holder members is for selectively securing the light emitting members to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Inventor: David Rutter, Sr.
  • Patent number: 7033044
    Abstract: A moveable, adjustable lighting system for use in television/movie sets and locations, and other similar indoor/outdoor applications comprises at least one horizontal framework that is disposed on a plurality of vertical members in such a way as to allow the horizontal and vertical dimensions of the system, as well as the individual lights and fixtures within the system to be adjusted and adapted to the requirements of a specific set. Lights, lighting fixtures, and other similar fixtures are connected in such a way as to enable them and/or the dimensions of the system to be remotely controlled. The vertical members are equipped with moving means, such as rollers, that allow the entire rig to be moved from one set to another. The system suggests and embodies an “assembly-line production” process in which sets are separately constructed to allow the rig to move between and among them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Farsight LLC
    Inventor: Mary Griffin