Patents Examined by Y. My Quach
  • Patent number: 8545048
    Abstract: An LED illumination structure without a light guide plate (LGP) includes an optical bottom plate, a plurality of LED illumination components arranged at least along one side edge of the optical bottom plate and a plurality of reflecting structures parallel to the LED illumination components formed on the optical bottom plate from two opposite side edges of the optical bottom plate to a center of the optical bottom plate. The reflecting structures are in a shape of tapered embossment and include a first side facing the center of the optical bottom plate and a second side facing the side edges of the optical bottom plate. An optical film is arranged in a raising direction of the reflecting structures of the optical bottom plate. The present invention is applicable to an illumination lamp for generating a uniform light emitting or may further be an illumination structure for projecting a light source of a bare-eyed 3D image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Southern Taiwan University
    Inventors: Chih-Chieh Kang, Jeng-Feng Lin, Hong-Ze Li, Shih-Fu Tseng
  • Patent number: 8540404
    Abstract: A flashlight with an extendable and retractable cord is provided, and the flashlight comprises: a housing with an internal cavity leading to an aperture, a light bulb, a power source, an extendable and retractable cord scrollably received within a portion of the internal cavity of the housing, one end of the cord is attached to a portion of the internal cavity of the housing and the second end extending through said aperture and being connected to an attachment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: IBT Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Glenn Robinson, Michael Garcia
  • Patent number: 8534896
    Abstract: The invention provides an illumination device comprising a waveguide having a first face, a second face, and a waveguide edge. The device further comprises a LED light source, wherein the LED light source is arranged to couple at least part of the light source light into the waveguide element. The device also comprises a first transmissive reflector, arranged at the first face side, and a second transmissive reflector, arranged at the second face side. The LED light source, the waveguide, the first transmissive reflector, and the second transmissive reflector, are arranged to generate the first and second light in a direction away from the first face and in a direction away from the second face, respectively. Such an illumination device may allow lighting of a room, for instance via the ceiling with uplight, and lighting of a specific area in the room with downlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Erik Boonekamp
  • Patent number: 8529100
    Abstract: A modular heat sink includes one or more heat sink sections interconnected sequentially to each other to form a polar array. Each heat sink section includes a first connecting part and a second connecting part, where the first connecting part is configured to couple with the second connecting part of another heat sink section. Once assembled, the modular heat sink includes a channel formed substantially through the center of the modular heat sink. Each heat sink section is manufactured using an extrusion process. The assembled modular heat sink has one or more hollow portions within the overall shape that cannot be fabricated in a single extrusion process. One or more LEDs are coupled to the outer surface of the modular heat sink. The modular heat sink, with LEDs coupled thereto, is coupled to a wireway tube and mounted to a post-top light fixture to form an LED luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Ellis W. Patrick, Evans Edward Thompson, III
  • Patent number: 8523395
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) lamp includes a plurality of LED chips and a heat dissipation member configured to dissipate heat generated from the LED chips. The heat dissipation member includes a tubular unit having a constant cross-section perpendicular to an axial direction, and a plurality of fins, each of which extends outwardly from the tubular unit and extends in the axial direction, having a constant thickness in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaru Igaki, Takao Iemoto, Hirotaka Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8517557
    Abstract: A black light lice comb which can be easily held as it is being used to examine, clean and remove and/or eliminate nits, lice, eggs or nymphs on the scalp or from environments in which remains my be found wherein the comb is structured around a body including a battery compartment which is accessed at one end of the body and which is provided with a lamp device that contains diodes that emit black light and which is enclosed by means of a lens through which the light emitted by said diodes is projected, while one line or edge of the body contains a row of LEDs emitting black light corresponding to a guide from which a lice comb means is projected, formed by a plurality of teeth made from a material that conducts the black light emitted by the row of LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Laboratorios Farmaceuticos Rovi, S.A.
    Inventor: Carlos Jose Albaladejo Jimenez
  • Patent number: 8517583
    Abstract: A Light Emitting Diode Lamp Module for specific use in all vehicle tail, brake or turn signal lamp fixtures for integrated single and dual element operation. The module has integrated dual element control circuitry, voltage and current control circuitry, brightness enhancement circuitry, and LED circuitry built into the universal body to produce a bright, reliable, long life, energy efficient LED lamp that fits all vehicles. Preferably, there is a built-in or attached load/resistance to match the impedance/resistance requirements of the application for which the bulb is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Jam Strait, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Wesson
  • Patent number: 8511855
    Abstract: A configuration of multiple LED modules having a plurality of LED modules that each contain a carrier that has a first main area, a second main area and at least one semiconductor layer. The first main area has a planar configuration. The LED modules also include a plurality of LED semiconductor bodies that applied on the first main area of the carrier. In addition, the multiple LED modules include a common heat sink, where the carrier of the LED modules in each case are connected to the common heat sink on the second main area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Marchl, Werner Spath, Gunter Waitl
  • Patent number: 8506108
    Abstract: A power tool having a light for illuminating an area proximate a movable end effector. The light may be mounted in such a way as to transmit light through a rotatable collar on the power tool, through or through a member of a housing of the power tool, or from the moving end effector. The light may be powered by a power source that is used for moving the end effector or from a generator that generates electrical power when the power tool is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Brian E. Friedman, Stephen P. Osborne, Eva J. Dixon, Eric E. Hatfield, Daniel Krout, Robert Kusmierski, Corey G. Robertson, Jeffrey Delcamp, Daniel Puzio, Robert S. Gehret, Stuart Garber, Joerg Zellerhoff, Joao Norona, Aris Cleanthous, Amanda Miller
  • Patent number: 8506133
    Abstract: A compact LED lamp (1) is provided with a holder (20), an LED module (10) mounted on the holder (20), and a globe (70) covering the LED module (10). The holder (20) has a groove (21) surrounding the LED module (10) at a top surface (24a) of the holder (20), with a rim (70a) of the globe (70) inserted in the groove (21). When comparing an edge (D1) and an edge (D2) along a side wall (24c) of the groove (21), the edge (D1) is closer to an opening of the groove, and the edge (D2) is closer to a bottom of the groove. The edge (D2) is more recessed than the edge (D1) in a direction perpendicular to a direction of depth of the groove. Furthermore, the groove (21) has through-holes (22) at part of a bottom surface (24d) of the groove (21) to connect to a back surface (24b) of the holder (20). The groove (21) and the through-holes (22) are filled with adhesive (80).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yasushige Tomiyoshi, Kenji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8500307
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus is presented, having a Lambertian or quasi-Lambertian light source with an emitter side, as well as a reflector structure having an output side and a reflective surface with a concave parabolic contour that reflects light from the emitter side of the light source to provide Lambertian or quasi-Lambertian output light from the output side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Paul S Lebow, Keith A Snail
  • Patent number: 8480248
    Abstract: A control circuit for color changing LED devices with volatile active emissions and hidden input jacks is disclosed. The circuit allows the device to use variously sized power adapters, and a plurality of colored LEDs positioned so as to emit a colored light show. The circuit also includes a volatile active dispenser to control volatile active emission rates. A hidden input jack is also disposed to provide additional power as required. Thus, the circuit provides the combination of illumination and/or ambient light, colored light shows, volatile active emission control, and combinations thereof, within a single standalone device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Demarest, Simon M. Conway, Kevin Harrity, Scott D. Walter
  • Patent number: 8475017
    Abstract: A method for making a vehicle interior panel including positioning a slipsheet on a film or fabric liner. The liner is placed on a substrate board. The liner and substrate board are formed into an interior panel. A cavity is formed by removing a portion of the substrate board from the interior panel adjacent to the slipsheet position. A lamp is positioned in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Chi Li, Denis Patrick Igoe, Jeffrey Singer, Cornel Lewis Gardner
  • Patent number: 8454222
    Abstract: A system and a method are disclosed here for illumination of illumination of objects to produce visual displays. The object has internal transmissive surfaces and a proximal end and a tapering distal end, the proximal end has an aperture for receiving light, and the distal end terminates with at least one transmissive ornamental portion. The method comprises the step of providing at least one light source with a large surface area, reflecting the light rays, collecting the light rays at the distal end, and producing a visual ornamental display. The system comprises at least one light source, the light source is spaced apart from the proximal end, and at least one transmissive ornamental portion disposed at the distal end for collecting and focusing light to produce visual displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Leif Levon
  • Patent number: 8414164
    Abstract: A spotlight is provided with a substrate having LEDs disposed thereon and a main body casing on which the substrate is provided. The main body casing has a rear side portion having thermal conductivity, which is thermally coupled to the substrate, and is capable of changing the irradiation angle of light emitted from the LEDs. A plurality of heat-radiating fins for forming grooves operating as a plurality of convection paths along the direction of changing the irradiation angle are provided on the rear side portion of the main body casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventors: Kozo Ogawa, Aiko Takahashi, Nobuhiko Betsuda, Hiroki Tamai, Kiyoshi Nishimura, Akiko Saito, Ryotaro Matsuda
  • Patent number: 8408758
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a luminaire may include a housing that includes a support panel, a rotation ring supported by the support panel where the rotation ring is infinitely adjustable with a range of adjustments with respect to the support panel, a rotation drive unit configured to rotate the rotation ring with respect to the support panel, an aiming frame supported by the rotation ring, a tray system pivotally mounted to the aiming frame and configured to receive the bulb, and a tray drive configured to rotate the tray system about the pivotal mounting, whereby, in operation the rotational and angular orientation of the bulb may be adjusted while the bulb is on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Focal Point L.L.C.
    Inventors: Anthony G. Patti, Stephen H. Yuen, Peter F. Thornton, Jr., David E. Doubek
  • Patent number: 8398267
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a base board, an insulator, a conductor, a plurality of semiconductor light-emitting elements and a light-transmissive sealing member. The base board includes a surface and projection portions. The projection portion is formed to become gradually thicker from its end toward the surface of the base board. The insulator is formed on the surface. The conductor is formed on the insulator. The semiconductor light-emitting elements are mounted on the projection portions. The semiconductor light-emitting elements are electrically connected to the conductor via connection members. The sealing member covers the insulator, the projection portions, the semiconductor light-emitting elements and the connection members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Sanpei, Yumiko Hayashida, Masahiro Izumi, Kiyoshi Otani, Yutaka Honda
  • Patent number: 8393767
    Abstract: A light can be configured by assembling an additional optical system in a lower optical system in a period of time that can be shorter than that of the conventional case. The vehicle light can include a first optical system configured to form a part of a predetermined light distribution pattern, and a second optical system disposed adjacent to the first optical system and configured to form a part of the predetermined light distribution pattern. The second optical system can include a light source, and a reflector including a first reflecting surface, a second reflecting surface, and a third reflecting surface. The reflector can be integrally formed with the first reflecting surface, the second reflecting surface, and the third reflecting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Stanley Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Toyoyama, Yoshiaki Akiyama
  • Patent number: 8393761
    Abstract: A lighting device with an extended, non-punctiform light source, a reflector which conically surrounds the light source, and a lens for concentrating the emitted light is characterized by the fact that the lens is mounted so as to be capable of moving along an optical axis of the lighting device within a predetermined range of movement in such a way that the focal point of the lens in the direction of emission can be shifted at least into an area behind the notional apex of the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: OEC AG
    Inventors: Ines Nikolaus, Andreas Timinger
  • Patent number: 8388157
    Abstract: A light guide sheet includes a material sheet having a film shape, first and second illuminations portion provided on the material sheet for diffusing light. The material sheet has a slit having substantially a strip shape provided therein and provided around the first illumination portion. The slit has a first edge and a second edge opposite to the first edge. The first edge faces the first illumination portion. The material sheet includes a first bridge and a second bridge linking the first edge of the first slit to the second edge across the first slit. This light guide sheet provides a movable contact assembly which is easily fabricated and provides preferable illuminating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Tatehata, Nobuhisa Takahashi, Masahiro Ito, Makoto Sadakane, Shinji Ohkawa