Base Attached To The Envelope With Friction Or Other Mechanical Means Patents (Class 313/318.09)
  • Patent number: 9874332
    Abstract: A three-way bulb including light emitting diodes is used to achieve a variety of light output colors and/or intensities. In some embodiments, the inputs to a three-way bulb are configured to perform other functions, such as power a motor. In some embodiments, a bulb including light emitting diodes includes a replicable cover and/or a replicable LED. This cover may be configured to project images or support a shade made of a heat sensitive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventor: Steven Michael Colby
  • Patent number: 8946979
    Abstract: A high-pressure discharge lamp comprising a lamp base (3), a discharge vessel, and components of an ignition device for igniting the gas discharge in the discharge vessel of the high-pressure discharge lamp (1), wherein the lamp base (3) comprises an interior in which the components of the ignition device are disposed, wherein at least the high-voltage components (500, 510, 520) of the ignition device form an assembly (5) disposed in the interior of the lamp base and having a dedicated housing (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Knut Asmussen, Karsten Pietsch, Matthias Protsch
  • Patent number: 8829328
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for radiant energy transfer has at least one radiant energy transfer panel (20) having a light-energy transfer surface (21) and a back surface (23). The back surface has a panel electrode (42) for an electrical connection with the at least one radiant energy transfer panel. The panel electrode is conductively coupled to a first member of a separable flexible conductive fastener. A second member of the separable flexible conductive fastener has a power connection electrode. The power connection electrode is conductively coupled to a power device (12). Mechanically engaging the first and second members of the separable flexible conductive fastener connects the panel electrode on the at least one radiant energy transfer panel to the power connection electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Global OLED Technology LLC
    Inventor: Barry D. Silverstein
  • Patent number: 8796924
    Abstract: An incandescent halogen lamp for vehicle headlights may include a lamp base which defines a reference plane for orienting the incandescent halogen lamp in the vehicle headlight and includes a holder part having a substantially rotationally symmetrical external contour for holding a translucent lamp vessel, with the holder part having a first holder-part section connected to a component of the lamp base and a second holder-part section from which the translucent lamp vessel projects, wherein the second holder-part section has a smaller external diameter than the first holder-part section and wherein the height of the lamp base above the reference plane is in the 11.5-to-16.6-mm range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: OSRAM AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Behr, Peter Helbig, Christian Seichter
  • Patent number: 8773008
    Abstract: A discharge lamp bulb includes an arc tube having: a pair of electrodes that are opposed to each other inside a luminous tube; an outer tube having the luminous tube therein; a pair of lead wires connected to the electrodes; and a metal band mounted on an outer periphery of the outer tube, a support plug having: a plug body having a hollow, inner cylindrical section therein that opens at a front end; an arc-tube support portion mounted on a front-end edge of the inner cylindrical section; and a flange, and a lead support wire extending outside the outer tube in the longitudinal direction and connecting one of the lead wires with the support plug, wherein a front-end face of the inner cylindrical section is substantially flush with a front-end face of the flange or positioned on a back-end side with respect to the front-end face of the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiro Ito, Toshiaki Tsuda, Kunio Fukai, Masaya Shido
  • Patent number: 8692465
    Abstract: An apparatus for fastening a burner of a discharge lamp to a housing or plug portion including a sleeve clamped around an outer bulb of the burner, an annular base fastened to the housing or plug portion of the electronic ballast unit having tabs that are orientated in the direction of the center point of the annular base and are biased against the sleeve. The tabs are inclined at an angle through an opening of the base, so that in the mounted condition of the burner, they rest against the sleeve below a surface of the annular base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Markus Gerhard, Juergen Gerhard Mertens
  • Patent number: 8664857
    Abstract: A lighting device may include a substrate attached to one edge side of a radiator and a cover may be attached to cover the substrate. Heat-radiating fins may be provided on the other edge side of the radiator and an air-cooling unit may be rotatably provided inside the heat-radiating fins, thereby enabling freely rotation. In one or more examples, a case storing a circuit part is attached to the other edge side of the radiator and a cap is provided to the case. By the air flow from the air-cooling unit, the heat-radiating fins are caused to be a part of the ventilation path to allow for ventilation of the inside of the radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuhiko Betsuda, Takumi Suwa, Hitoshi Kawano, Akiko Saito, Makoto Bessho, Yusuke Shibahara, Hiroki Tamai, Nobuo Shibano, Keiichi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8567990
    Abstract: A lighting device may include a substrate attached to one edge side of a radiator and a cover may be attached to cover the substrate. Heat-radiating fins may be provided on the other edge side of the radiator and an air-cooling unit may be rotatably provided inside the heat-radiating fins, thereby enabling freely rotation. In one or more examples, a case storing a circuit part is attached to the other edge side of the radiator and a cap is provided to the case. By the air flow from the air-cooling unit, the heat-radiating fins are caused to be a part of the ventilation path to allow for ventilation of the inside of the radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuhiko Betsuda, Takumi Suwa, Hitoshi Kawano, Akiko Saito, Makoto Bessho, Yusuke Shibahara, Hiroki Tamai, Nobuo Shibano, Keiichi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8427059
    Abstract: A substrate is attached to one edge side of a radiator and a globe is attached covering the substrate. Heat-radiating fins are provided on the other edge side of the radiator and an air-cooling unit is rotatably provided inside the heat-radiating fins which enables to freely rotate. A case storing a circuit part is attached to the other edge side of the radiator and a cap is provided to the case. By the wind blast from the air-cooling unit, the heat-radiating fins are caused to be a part of the ventilation path to allow for ventilation of the inside of the radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuhiko Betsuda, Takumi Suwa, Hitoshi Kawano, Akiko Saito, Makoto Bessho, Yusuke Shibahara, Hiroki Tamai, Nobuo Shibano, Keiichi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 8319411
    Abstract: A lamp (10) has a light source (12) with a distal portion (14) and a proximal portion (16), the proximal portion (16) comprising a press seal (17) having a given cross-section. A lamp envelope (18) receives the light source (12), the envelope (18) being arrayed about a longitudinal axis (20) and having a base (22) generally orthogonal to the longitudinal axis (20). A clip-receiving aperture (24) is formed in the base (22), and at least one clip locator surface (26, 52, 54) is formed in the base (22) adjacent the clip-receiving aperture (24). A clip (28) is positioned in the clip-receiving aperture (24), the clip having a passage (29) shaped and formed to receive the press seal (17) of the light source (12) therein. The clip (28) has at least one first retainer (32) and at least one second retainer (33), the at least one first retainer (32) being shaped and formed to engage the at least one clip locator surface (26, 52, 54), whereby the clip (28) is located within the clip-receiving aperture (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Kling, Jeffrey P. Buschmann, James E. Oetken
  • Patent number: 8294349
    Abstract: In a lighting device 10, a discharge tube 15 includes a glass tube 34, an electrode 34a, an outer lead 35 and a ferrule 36. The electrode 34a is arranged inside the glass tube 34. The outer lead 35 makes electrical connection between the electrode 34a and an external device. The ferrule 36 has a drum shape so as to be fitted onto the glass tube 34 and makes electrical connection between the outer lead 35 and the terminal 14. The ferrule 36 includes a main body 37, a connecting part 40 and a holding part 50. The main body 37 is fitted onto the glass tube 34. The connecting part 40 extends from the main body 37 and is electrically connected to the outer lead 35. The holding part 50 is separately provided from the connecting part 40 and extends from the main body 37. The holding part 50 holds the outer lead 35 and a relative position of the ferrule 36 to the glass tube 34 is defined with the holding part 50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masashi Yokota
  • Patent number: 8227963
    Abstract: A lighting device is disclosed herein. The lighting device may include an LED module having a plurality of LEDs and a heat sink that dissipates heat generated by the LEDs. The heat sink may be electrically insulated from the LEDs and other electrical components to improve the inner voltage property of the lighting device. In the lighting device as disclosed herein, a number of connectors required to assemble the various components of the lighting device may be reduced, and efficiency during assembly may be improved accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Dongki Paik
  • Patent number: 8222812
    Abstract: In various embodiments, an electric lamp is provided, which may include an outer bulb and a base fastened thereto and a longitudinal axis, the bulb surrounding a built-in lamp, which is equipped with a pinch seal with two narrow sides and two broad sides, from which at least one outer power supply line protrudes, the feed line being held in a plate-like stand, the built-in lamp being held in the outer bulb by a cementless connecting means in the form of a mounting clip, wherein a connection between an outer power supply line and a feed line is ensured by virtue of the fact that a first one of these two component parts is bent back in the form of a bow, while the second of these component parts is bent back in the manner of a loop and is suspended in the bow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Osram AG
    Inventors: Roland Becht, Eric Korndoerfer
  • Patent number: 8198795
    Abstract: A bulb structure of assembling-type car lamp includes a lamp housing and a bulb unit. The bulb unit includes a mounting base, a bulb holder, and a bulb. The mounting base includes electric pins, a forward raised seat, and a rearward protruded annular ring portion. The annular ring portion is externally provided with anti-slip ribs to facilitate easy turning and assembling of the bulb unit to the lamp housing. The bulb holder includes a holding seat and an adjusting seat connected to the mounting base and the bulb, respectively; and the bulb is electrically connected to the electric pins. By adjusting the adjusting seat relative to the holding seat, the bulb can be adjusted in position and focal length. A cover plate is closed to a rear open end of the annular ring portion to isolate joints of the bulb and the electric pins from external air, dust and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: EIKO (Pacific) Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming-Hong Liao
  • Patent number: 8193690
    Abstract: There is provided a cap and socket arrangement for compact fluorescent lamps. The lamp comprises a discharge tube arrangement made of glass and having sealed ends being positioned at one end of the lamp. A continuous arc path is formed inside the discharge tube between two electrodes disposed at one end of the lamp. At least one of the sealed ends is also provided with an amalgam fill. The sealed ends of the discharge tube arrangement are received in the cap, and the cap comprises contact members and a protruding fitting member for being received in the socket. The socket has a hollow member for receiving the fitting member of the cap, and contact elements for receiving the contact members of the cap. The fitting member and the socket are provided with matching positioning elements for determining the position of the cap with respect to the socket and thereby determining the spatial position of the electrode with respect to the amalgam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: István Würsching, József Fülöp, Ferenc Papp, Károly Tálosi
  • Patent number: 8154186
    Abstract: A lamp assembly includes an inner assembly that has a CFL source, an electronics board, and a holder that interconnects the CFL source and electronics board. An outer, light transmissive envelope surrounds the inner assembly and various fixing arrangements are disclosed for securing the inner assembly to the outer envelope. Three primary mechanisms are a ratchet mechanism, a spring mechanism, or using adhesive to secure the inner assembly to the outer envelope under a predetermined tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jozsef Fulop, Peter Mora, Laszlo Petras, Peter Lucz
  • Patent number: 8148884
    Abstract: An electrodeless discharge lamp is provided which prevents the problem of decrease in strength due to degradation of resin material, allowing secure fitting of a lamp part and a coupler member to a base even if it is used for a long time. A bulb containing a discharge gas and a coupler member for generating a high frequency electromagnetic field to excite the bulb are detachably fitted to each other via a base for fixing and supporting the bulb. The bulb and the base form a lamp part. The base comprises a base frame formed of a metal such as aluminum and a base cover formed e.g. of synthetic resin. The base frame has a coupler member fitting portion which is provided at a lower part thereof and fitted to the coupler member, wherein bulb fixing posts provided to stand on the coupler member fitting portion fix a bulb outer tube. Thus, the fitting portions of the lamp part and the coupler member to the base undergo less material degradation than a conventional one which uses a base of resin material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Hidenori Kakehashi, Hiroshi Miyasaki, Keisuke Harada
  • Patent number: 8125133
    Abstract: The invention relates to a light bulb (1), the end of which is provided with a polymer ceramic base (5). Said base (5) is injection molded directly onto the end of the bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Osram AG
    Inventors: Hans Heidbüchel, Herbert Roderwieser, Thomas Schröder
  • Patent number: 8110973
    Abstract: An integrally ballasted lamp assembly (200) including a spacer disk (220) disposed in a lamp receptacle cavity (244) between a lamp (226) and the bottom (238) of the lamp receptacle (214). The disk (220) may be configured to contact connector clips (216, 218) coupled to the bottom (238) of the lamp receptacle to positively align the clips (216, 218) for connection to a ballast circuit disposed on a PCB (212). The disk (220) may also, or alternatively, at least partially occlude connector clip openings (402, 404) in the bottom (238) of the lamp receptacle (214) for hindering the flow of uncured cement (902) through the openings (402, 404), and may also, or alternatively, provide a thermal barrier between the lamp (226) and the lamp receptacle (214).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventors: Renaud Richard, Louie Veiga, Randall Brown, Harold L. Rothwell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8058807
    Abstract: A fluorescent lamp includes a ballast, a holder, a power regulating switch, and a fluorescent tube. The power regulating switch includes a housing, a base, plurality of inductors, a plurality of first contacts, a plurality of second contacts, a plurality of conducting bridges, a plurality of push rods, and a plurality of elastic members. The circuit of the power regulating switch has different values of inductance and output power by provision of the inductors, and the output power of the power regulating switch is regulated by the electrical connection between each of the first contacts and the respective different second contact so as to fit the fluorescent tube of different power specifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Kaoyi Electronic Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Hsin Chao
  • Patent number: 8026655
    Abstract: A lamp with a base at one end, in particular a high-pressure lamp, with a light bulb sealed in a vacuum-tight fashion, with the latter being surrounded by an outer bulb and an enveloping part, with a base supporting firstly the outer bulb and secondly the enveloping part, having the following features: a) the base has a base insulator which is produced from an insulating material and has a central opening which holds the outer bulb; b) the base insulator has a circular segment with a plateau; c) the enveloping part has a circular opening with a radially projecting edge which has a lower and upper contact face relative to the base on the base side, the lower contact face of the edge fitting together with the upper plateau of the circular, radially projecting segment on the base insulator; d) the enveloping part is attached to the base insulator by a cement-free mechanical holding mechanism, with an annular damping element being inserted between enveloping bulb and base insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: OSRAM Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung
    Inventors: Joachim Arndt, Uwe Fidler
  • Patent number: 7990036
    Abstract: The electric lamp comprises a discharge vessel (1) which has pinched seals (4) of H-shaped cross-section. A pair of metal mounting members (10) are clicked on each pinched seal (4) to allow the lamp to be mounted in a tubular quartz glass sleeve. The lamp may be used to sterilize a liquid which is made to flow past the glass sleeve. The lamp can be easily mounted into and removed from the glass sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Godefridus Nicolaas Maria Verspaget
  • Patent number: 7876032
    Abstract: The invention relates to a light unit, comprising a concave reflector (7) with an outlet opening and an axis, whereby the reflector encloses a light source running in the direction of the axis. The light source is enclosed at a separation from an open-ended cylindrical protective tube (16), with a glare shield (19), provided at the open end of the protective tube. The glare shield (19) is a sheet, cupped over the burst-protection tube, whereby the glare shield comprises a semi-circular end piece with a given maximum diameter, on which a straight cylindrical section of greater diameter is mounted which itself is further provided with an offset screen (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: OSRAM Gesellschaft mit beschraenkter Haftung
    Inventors: Joachim Arndt, Uwe Fidler, Markus Herb
  • Patent number: 7847490
    Abstract: A self-ballasted fluorescent lamp capable of achieving a similar appearance to that of an electric light bulb for general illumination includes a base that is attached to a bottom end of a cover and a luminous tube that is supported at a top end of the cover. Electronic components forming a lighting circuit are mounted on a substrate. The substrate is formed to have such a width dimension that allows the substrate to be inserted into the base. The substrate is vertically disposed along a center axis of the base at a position offset from the center axis. Large electronic components are disposed on a first face of the substrate, which faces a large component area in the base formed by the offset substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kubota, Shinya Hakuta, Mari Nakamura, Ryota Irie, Katsuyuki Kobayashi, Hitoshi Kawano, Yoshikazu Ito, Yasuhiro Shida
  • Patent number: 7714494
    Abstract: A split fluorescent lamp comprising a lamp body having a pluggable lamp cap and a lamp base with which the pluggable lamp cap is engaged, characterized in that an electronic ballast is embedded in the pluggable lamp cap, wherein the overall dimension of the lamp body and lamp base being assembled together is substantially equivalent to that of a G23 or G24 type plug-in fluorescent lamp such that it can be used to replace the plug-in fluorescent lamp of prior art adopted in a light fixture without changing the original design and power supply thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Mass Technology (H.K.) Ltd.
    Inventor: Onn Fah Foo
  • Patent number: 7675225
    Abstract: An energy saving lamp, containing an isolated bulb set and assembling base, wherein the bulb set is comprised of a main body, a bulb and a lid, and the assembling base is comprised of a main seat, a circular wall, a ballast and a bottom lid. A conductive and assembling structure are provided between said bulb set and the assembling base such that the bulb set and the assembling base can be disassembled and re-assembled freely, thus making it feasible to replace the malfunctioned parts of the lamp, achieving in the purpose of lower cost and reparability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Inventor: Ti Hsien Wu
  • Patent number: 7658535
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lamp (8), in particular a vehicle lamp, having a base (17), a burner (7) having a light-generating element (11, 12), and an adapter plate (1) having a connecting region (2) and a receiving portion (3), the connecting region (2) being connected to the base (17) and the receiving portion (3) to the burner (7). The adapter plate (1) has cutouts (4) between the connecting region (2) and the receiving portion (3) such that the connection region (2) is no longer rigid but has a certain flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics, N.V.
    Inventors: Jurgen Flechsig, Sven Reyer, Andreas Trampler, Peter Rosenmuller
  • Patent number: 7659656
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle headlight bulb comprising a bulb socket, an illuminant (2) arranged inside the bulb socket (1), and a base comprising a metallic sleeve (3) in which a sealed end (11) of the socket (1) is fixed. According to the invention, at least one of the narrow front sides (111) of the sealed end (11) of the socket (1) is provided with a serrated profiled element (1110) which extends in the longitudinal direction of the bulb and forms a latch connection with at least one locking plate (33) formed on the base sleeve (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: OSRAM Gesellschaft mit beschraenkter Haftung
    Inventor: Klaus-Peter Knorr
  • Patent number: 7633225
    Abstract: An LED element of an LED stream has an LED and a hollow seat for holding the LED. The LED has a body and two pins extended from a bottom face of the body. The hollow seat has two opposite through side holes defined in an outside of the hollow seat. To assemble the LED element, the LED with the two pins upwardly plugs to inside of the hollow seat. Then the two pins respectively and outwardly pass through the corresponding through side hole of the seat until the body is held by an upper portion of the hollow seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Inventor: Chen-Sheng Yang
  • Patent number: 7626321
    Abstract: A mechanical shunt for use in a socket of a string of lights resides in an otherwise typical lamp of a string of lights. The present shunt is a coiled spring shunt held by one of the electrical terminals in the socket so that it is cantilevered toward and in electrical contact with the other electrical terminal. The central portion of the spring shunt has a larger diameter. The lamp holder has bottom that, upon insertion of the holder into the socket, presses down on the central portion of the spring shunt so that its first end is moved out of electrical contact with the first electrical terminal, thereby allowing electrical current to pass through the filament in the bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Tech Patent Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: James W. Gibboney, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7602112
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly of a capped high-pressure discharge lamp (1) and a lamp holder (50). The discharge lamp comprises an outer envelope (10) in which a discharge vessel (11) is arranged. The outer envelope has a pinched portion (20) provided with a clamping member (25). A lamp cap comprises a substantially circular-cylindrical cup shaped portion for receiving the clamping member and is provided with a protruding collar (36). The lamp holder (50) comprises a substantially circular-cylindrical flange (55) for receiving the cup-shaped portion such that the flange engages the protruding collar. An inner diameter of the flange (55) has a tolerance of less than or equal to ?0.2 mm. An outer diameter of the cup-shaped portion (33) has a tolerance of less than or equal to +0.2 mm. The respective tolerances extend over a length of at least 2.5 mm, measured with respect to the protruding collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignees: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V., BJB GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Nicholas Gerardus Antonius Peeters, Johannes Antonius Theresia Schellen, Karl-Wilhelm Vogt, Erwin Norbert Lingemann
  • Patent number: 7559685
    Abstract: A lamp includes a burner secured to a holding device made of metal. The lamp further includes a bottom section made of plastic. In order that the lamp is of a simple, mechanically stable design, and nonetheless is thermally stable, in accordance with a first aspect, an opening of the bottom section is provided with projections in such a way that a base sleeve made of metal, which is disposed in the opening, does not bear laterally against the bottom section over its entire surface. In accordance with a second aspect, the base sleeve includes a flange which screens a top side of the bottom section, at least partially, against the burner, wherein a space remains between the flange and the top side of the bottom section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Koninlijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Peter Rosenmüller, Jürgen Flechsig, Hans-Joachim Helmar Unger
  • Patent number: 7550908
    Abstract: A holding device for fixing a lamp bulb comprises at least one clip element, the clip element, referred to as the main clip, having a peripheral flange as a supporting surface, which is adjoined at its inner rim by a peripheral side wall with a given height H, which is preferably cylindrically shaped, its free end forming a closing-off cover, the cover having a clearance which is adapted to the portion of the lamp bulb that is to be fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Osram Gesellschaft mit beschraenkter Haftung
    Inventors: Joachim Arndt, Uwe Fidler, Markus Herb
  • Patent number: 7456559
    Abstract: At the end of life of a fluorescent lamp having a base to which a pin is press-fitted, it is an object to prevent the pin from dropping or slanting, etc. A fluorescent lamp includes a base having a base body and a pin press-fitted to a hole formed on the base body. A pin retaining force (a pin torque of the base) Fe after use by which the base body retains the pin is at least 0.08 Nm after the fluorescent lamp is burned for a rated life, and a rate Fe/Fi of an initial pin retaining force Fi by which the base body retains the pin before use of the fluorescent lamp and the pin retaining force Fe after use is at least 0.66.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Osram-Melco Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Ikeda, Takashi Osawa, Masaomi Takeda, Koji Kokufu
  • Patent number: 7456560
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vehicle headlight bulb with a bulb receptacle, a spiral wound filament (2) which is arranged inside the receptacle for the bulb (1) and a lamp base which has a metal base bushing (3) wherein the end (11) of the bulb receptacle (1), which is sealed by means of a molybdenum film seal (112, 113) is fixed. According to the invention, the metal base bushing (3) comprises at least one molded tab (32) which lies adjacent to the sealed end (11) of the bulb receptacle (1), in the overlapping area of the molybdenum films (112, 113), with current supply wires (23, 24) which protrude from the bulb receptacle and which are connected thereto, in order to reduce thermal load in the above-mentioned overlapping area during operation of the bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Patent-Treuhand-Gesellschaft für elektrische Glühlampen mbH
    Inventor: Klaus-Peter Knorr
  • Patent number: 7453194
    Abstract: A mechanical shunt for use in a socket of a string of lights resides in an otherwise typical lamp of a string of lights. The present shunt is generally T-shaped spring shunt with lateral ends with curved portions. The shunt is held by a shunt holder between the two conducting electrical terminals on the wall of the socket. Its curved portions contact the terminals when the base is removed but is electrically and physically separated from the terminals by the depending flanges of the base when the base is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Inventor: James W. Gibboney
  • Patent number: 7443091
    Abstract: A hermetically sealed lamp having at least one seal-material-free bond. The seal material-free bond may be a material diffusion bond, a mechanically deformed bond such as a cold weld or crimp, a focused heat bond such as a laser bond, or any other such bond. For example, the hermetically sealed lamp may have one or more endcaps diffusion bonded to an arc envelope, such as a ceramic tube or bulb. The hermetically sealed lamp also may have one or more tubular structures, such as dosing tubes, which are mechanically closed via cold welding or crimping. Localized heating, such as the heat provided by an intense laser, also may be used to enhance any of the foregoing bonds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bernard P. Bewlay, James A. Brewer, Sylvain S. Coulombe, Sylvia M. DeCarr, Luana E. Iorio, Anteneh Kebbede, Timothy J. Sommerer, James S. Vartuli
  • Patent number: 7439662
    Abstract: Electric lamp with a base at one end, having an inner vessel surrounded by an outer jacket, a base with electric connections supporting the inner vessel and the outer jacket, having the following features: a) the base has a base insulator with a central opening with a surrounding collar in which the inner vessel is held without cement; b) the base insulator has a circular, radially projecting segment with an associated upper and lower plateau with reference to the base; c) the outer jacket has a circular opening on the base side with a radially projecting edge that has an upper and lower contact surface with reference to the base, the lower contact surface of the edge being compatible with the upper plateau of the circular, radially projecting segment at the base insulator; and d) the outer jacket is fastened on the base by a cementless mechanical holding mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Patent - Trewhand - Gesellschaft für elektrische Glühlampen mbH
    Inventors: Joachim Arndt, Uwe Fidler, Jürgen Gräf, Markus Herb, Anton Schlögl, Jürgen Waldmann, Bernhard Zöllner
  • Publication number: 20080157645
    Abstract: An electric lamp with a holder on one side, particularly a high-pressure discharge lamp, comprising a vacuum-tight sealed inner vessel which is surrounded by a surrounding part, wherein one holder with electrical connections bears the inner vessel and the surrounding part. The lamp is characterized by the following features: a) the holder is comprised of a holder stone having a central opening and a surrounding collar in which the inner vessel is accommodated; b) the holder stone has an element for fixing the surrounding part, c) the surrounding part has a circular opening on the holder side, that has a given inner diameter ID, and has a radially outwardly protruding enlargement with a given outer diameter UB, which is used as a holding member on the holder stone, wherein the ratio UB:ID=1.25; d) the surrounding part is fixed to the holder stone by a cement-free mechanical holding mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2006
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Applicant: PATENT-TREUHAND-GESELLSCHAFT FUR ELEKTRISCHE GLUHLAMPHEN MBH
    Inventors: Joachim Arndt, Uwe Fidler, Markus Herb
  • Publication number: 20080143234
    Abstract: Disclosed are LED lamp assemblies that are substantially inseparable. The LED lamp assemblies use discrete components that are individually manufactured and then assembled in a manner that substantially prevents disassembly or disengagement of components. An interference fit can be used to substantially secure components of the LED lamp assemblies. Bonding techniques can also be used, including adhesive and solvent bonds, as well as thermal bonds, including sonic bonds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventor: JING JING YU
  • Patent number: 7378799
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a lamp is provided with an arc envelope including a ceramic, an end member including a material different from the ceramic, and a compliant seal disposed between the end member and the arc envelope. The compliant seal includes a plurality of layers having different thermal expansion characteristics in an order of gradual change between the arc envelope and the end member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bernard Bewlay, Bruce Knudsen, Mohamed Rahmane, James Vartuli, James Brewer
  • Publication number: 20080054780
    Abstract: A lamp base (10), for example, for a tungsten-halogen lamp, comprises three electrically conductive parts or elements and a glass insulator. Specifically, the lamp base (10) comprises a first metallic outer part (12), a glass inner part (14), an electrically conducting eyelet (18), and an upper electrically conductive part (20), all symmetrically arrayed about a longitudinal axis (16). The glass insulator (14) bonds all of the electrically conductive parts, (12, 18) and (20). The metallic outer part (12) is preferably threaded for insertion into a socket and has a major, internal diameter D1. The glass inner part (14) has a primary, external diameter that is equal to the major internal diameter D1; i.e., the external diameter of the glass inner part (14) is contiguous with the internal diameter of the metallic outer part (12). Further, the internal glass part (14) has an opening (14a) therein and the opening (14a) has a secondary diameter D2. In an aspect of the invention, D2/D1 is greater than 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Middleton, Jay Yeaple, Neil Bupp, Donald Burger, Tad Smith, Timothy McGill
  • Patent number: 7284895
    Abstract: A lamp and socket assembly includes a lamp assembly including a lamp holder having an end panel, and a housing having a lamp side and a wire side. The lamp side includes a lamp receptacle. The lamp holder is received in the lamp receptacle. A channel is formed in the lamp receptacle. The channel includes opposed side walls, and each side wall has an engagement surface. The engagement surfaces engage side edges of the end panel to retain the lamp assembly in the lamp receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Canada, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Goto
  • Patent number: 7282847
    Abstract: The electric lamp has a lamp vessel having a pinch mounted in an outer envelope by means of a clamping member of metal sheet which is present on the pinch. The clamping member has an open loop which extends in a direction transverse to the broad side faces of the pinch. A still open clamping member, when present around the pinch, can easily be fastened by plastically deforming a specified region of the member by the method of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics, N.V.
    Inventors: Cornelis Versluijs, Johannes Andreas Zaat, Henricus Adrianus Antonius Smits
  • Patent number: 7215081
    Abstract: A hermetically sealed lamp having at least one seal-material-free bond. The seal material-free bond may be a material diffusion bond, a mechanically deformed bond such as a cold weld or crimp, a focused heat bond such as a laser bond, or any other such bond. For example, the hermetically sealed lamp may have one or more endcaps diffusion bonded to an arc envelope, such as a ceramic tube or bulb. The hermetically sealed lamp also may have one or more tubular structures, such as dosing tubes, which are mechanically closed via cold welding or crimping. Localized heating, such as the heat provided by an intense laser, also may be used to enhance any of the foregoing bonds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bernard P. Bewlay, James A. Brewer, Sylvain S. Coulombe, Sylvia M. DeCarr, Luana E. Iorio, Anteneh Kebbede, Timothy J. Sommerer, James S. Vartuli
  • Patent number: 7119481
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reflector for an electric lamp, and a reflector lamp having an improved fastening of the electric contacts. The reflector body consists of an electrically insulating plastic and, for the purpose of making electric contact with the lamp, has contact lugs that are fixed at least two different locations on the outer side of the reflector body with the aid of claws or barbs integrally formed on the contact lugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Patent- Treuhand-Gesellschaft fur elektrische Gluhlampen mbH
    Inventor: Christoph Krieglmeyer
  • Patent number: 7053540
    Abstract: An energy efficient fluorescent reflector lamp includes a fluorescent light source enclosed in a reflector with a defined cavity and circumferential rim defining a light emitting opening, and a circumferential flange at a mating opening. The reflector cavity enclosed with a lens at the rim, has an interior wall as a reflective surface for directing light out from light emitting opening. The fluorescent light source is attached to a base located inside the reflector cavity and located inside the mating opening. The circumferential flange diameter is larger than a diameter of the mating opening. The base is assembled and locked together with a ballast housing of defined space sufficient to accommodate an electronic ballast and an electricity supply base. The ballast energizes the fluorescent light source to emit light, and the ballast includes power input terminals connected to said electricity supply base and output terminals connected to said fluorescent light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Inventor: Andrzej Bobel
  • Patent number: 6992429
    Abstract: A lamp for an automobile includes a lamp (10) and a base portion (30) to which the lamp (10) is mounted, in which the lamp (10) includes: a bulb (20); lead wires (11) extending from a base of the bulb (20); and a pinch seal portion (22) formed in the base of the bulb (20) for fixing the lead wires (11), and the base portion (30) includes a resin adapter (40) having a pair of adapter half bodies (40A, 40B) adapted to be placed onto the pinch seal portion (22) from left and right side portions of the pinch seal portion (22) in a transverse direction and mounted on the pinch seal portion (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Nipro Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Ishihara
  • Patent number: 6969947
    Abstract: A lamp that utilizes a lamp base locking ring to secure a lamp base shell to a lamp. A hollow light transmitting body terminates in a neck that includes threads and a keyway. A lamp base locking ring having an indentation that extends into the keyway is disposed around the circumference of the neck. A lamp base shell is threaded onto the threads of the neck. The lamp base shell is mechanically fastened to the lamp base locking ring to secure the lamp base shell to the hollow light transmitting body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jianwu Li, Bradley R. Karas
  • Patent number: 6952076
    Abstract: A lamp that utilizes a lamp base locking ring to secure a lamp base shell to a lamp. A hollow light transmitting body terminates in a neck that includes threads and a keyway. A lamp base locking ring having an indentation that extends into to the keyway is disposed around the circumference of the neck. A lamp base shell is threaded onto the threads of the neck. The lamp base shell is mechanically fastened to the lamp base locking to secure the lamp base shell to hollow light transmitting body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jianwu Li, Bradley R. Karas