Electrical Connector Patents (Class 313/51)
  • Patent number: 10550011
    Abstract: In one aspect, a sterilization apparatus is provided to include a flow channel body comprising an inflow unit configured to provide an inflow channel through which water flows in one direction, a discharge unit configured to provide a discharge channel through which water is discharged, and a bypass channel unit configured to provide a bypass channel through which water bypasses in a different direction from the direction of the water flowing in the inflow unit; a mounting unit formed on the flow channel body and configured to provide an installation space connected to the bypass channel, a UV light emitting unit disposed in the installation space and configured to emit UV light towards the bypass channel; and a holder coupled to the mounting unit and securing the UV light emitting unit inside the mounting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SEOUL VIOSYS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woong Ki Jung, Sang Hyun Chang
  • Patent number: 10205271
    Abstract: Provided are: a male terminal which has an outer peripheral wall side of a tubular terminal connection portion as a contact point with a mating terminal; an insulating insulation member which is configured to achieve electrical insulation of a distal end of the terminal connection portion on a side of a mating connector; and an insulating housing which accommodates the male terminal and the insulation member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kengo Aoshima
  • Patent number: 10132452
    Abstract: Suspended and planar electrode systems and methods are disclosed for applications such as lighting. Some embodiments incorporate removable twist-on elements providing uniform spacing between cable rod or strip electrodes extending through space. Multiple electrodes may be attached simultaneously. Twist-on elements may contain light emitting elements electrically attached to parallel electrodes. Embodiments may include mounting features for fixing electrodes above a mounting surface. Some embodiments include electrically insulated electrodes and modules with insulation displacement contact elements and environmental sealing. Some embodiments include polymeric insulation on both the module and electrodes providing environmental sealing when modules are disconnected from electrodes. Electrodes in sealed systems may be suspended with spacers or built into planar arrays in walls, ceiling or furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: APEX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Albert Rudisill, Daniel John Whittle
  • Patent number: 10103478
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for water resistant connectors having conductive elements. In one embodiment, an example water resistant connector may include a first connector with a first conductive layer and a first water resistant layer adjacent to the first conductive layer, and a circuit component with a second conductive layer positioned on a first side of the circuit component, and a second water resistant layer adjacent to the second conductive layer. The first conductive layer and the second conductive layer may be in contact in a connected configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shan Cheng, Carl Philip Taussig
  • Patent number: 9856153
    Abstract: There is disclosed a coupling for a radiation source assembly that comprises an elongate radiation source and an elongate radiation transparent protective sleeve for receiving the elongate radiation source. The coupling disengages in two stages when it is desired to remove the elongate radiation source for servicing (or any other purpose). The coupling is disengaged from a first position in which a seal is made between the sleeve bolt element and the lamp plug element. When this action takes place, the lamp plug element is still secure with respect to the sleeve bolt element but since there is no seal between the two, any fluid which has flooded the elongate radiation source (e.g., due to breakage or other damage to the protective sleeve) will emerge from the coupling warning the operator not to fully disengage the lamp plug element from the sleeve bolt element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Trojan Technologies
    Inventor: Douglas Penhale
  • Patent number: 9818739
    Abstract: An array substrate is provided. The array substrate includes a substrate body, a gate electrode layer, a first insulating layer, a source-drain electrode layer, a second insulating layer, and a transparent conducting layer, wherein the transparent conducting layer includes a bridging part. The bridging part includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a connecting electrode, wherein a reference plane is defined perpendicular to the substrate body and passing through the first electrode, the connecting electrode, and the second electrode, and wherein a cross-sectional area of the connecting electrode that is taken perpendicular to the reference plane and taken perpendicular to the substrate body is i) smaller than a cross-sectional area of the first electrode and ii) smaller than a cross-sectional area of the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Heecheol Kim
  • Patent number: 9261268
    Abstract: A mechanical connector is provided for lighting applications. The mechanical connector, having a modifiable length, includes a connector body portion having an anterior side and a posterior side. A cavity is disposed in the posterior side and sized to receive a lighting apparatus. More than two pins are affixed to the anterior side and extend outward therefrom. Pairs of the more than two pins have a predetermined spacing. Each of the more than two pins is removable from the connector body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventors: Robert A. Annee, Steven D. Cole
  • Patent number: 8979315
    Abstract: According to one or more arrangements, a lighting device such as a lamp may include a substrate on which one or more lighting elements are mounted. One or more aspects of the lamp may further provide heat conductive/dissipating properties. Additionally or alternatively, the substrate may include a through hole through which at least one wire of the lighting device may extend. For example, the wire may extend through the at least one through-hole from a first side of the substrate to a second side of the substrate. The wire may be connected to a pattern layer of the substrate. According to other aspects, the lighting device may further include a supporting body for supporting the substrate. The supporting body may include another through-hole through which the at least one wire further extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Osawa, Kazuto Morikawa
  • Patent number: 8854590
    Abstract: A display device includes a terminal group including terminals for supplying a signal to scanning signal lines or the video signal lines via first terminal wiring. Each of the terminals includes: a first portion, which is formed at an end portion of the first terminal wiring, the first portion having an exposed planar terminal surface; and a second portion, which is provided adjacent to the first portion and is formed around the first portion. The second portion is formed of a conductive thin film covered with an insulating film and formed in the same layer as the first terminal wiring or formed in a different layer from the first terminal wiring, and the second portion is electrically connected to the first terminal wiring at a position spaced apart from a connection portion of the first terminal wiring and the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Takahiro Ochiai, Mitsuru Goto
  • Patent number: 8853923
    Abstract: A discharge tube of the present invention includes a glass bulb in which noble gas is enclosed, a pair of electrodes protruding from both ends of the glass bulb in the longitudinal direction of the glass bulb, and a connector connected to each of the electrodes. Each of the electrodes includes at least an axis section and a large-diameter section with a step section and a circumferential face. The step section has a first latching section for latching onto the connector. The circumferential face has a contact section with which the connector comes in contact. The connector includes a connector body into which the electrode is inserted, a second latching section for latching onto the first latching section of the electrode, and a connecting section connected to the contact section of the electrode. This achieves a discharge tube with high connection reliability and high heat radiation efficiency, and a light-emitting apparatus provided with this discharge tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Erika Kawabata, Katsushi Sumisaki
  • Patent number: 8760042
    Abstract: A lighting device and a lighting fixture of the embodiment of the present invention comprises a thermally conductive main body having a substrate support portion in one end portion, and having a through-hole and a groove portion formed in the substrate support portion, the through-hole penetrating from the one end portion to the other end portion of the main body, the groove portion extending continuously from the through-hole, a substrate mounted with a semiconductor light-emitting device, and disposed on the substrate support portion, an electrical connector connected to the semiconductor light-emitting device, a power supply device housed in the main body and configured to light the semiconductor light-emitting device, a wire connected to the power supply device and to the electrical connector while being inserted through the through-hole and the groove portion, and a base member provided in the other end portion of the main body and connected to the power supply device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Sakai, Shigeru Osawa, Yusuke Shibahara, Takeshi Hisayasu, Kazuto Morikawa, Tomohiro Sanpei, Erika Takenaka
  • Patent number: 8698382
    Abstract: A socket is configured to hold a straight tube type lamp including an earth pin including a leg portion, and a holding portion formed at a distal end of the leg portion, formed into an oval shape and having a diameter larger than that of the leg portion. The socket includes a socket body, a guiding device, and terminals. The socket body includes an insertion port having a dimension larger than a short diameter dimension of the oval shape of the holding portion of the earth pin and a notched portion communicating from the insertion port to a predetermined holding position P where the earth pin is held and allowing the leg portion of the earth pin to be inserted therethrough. The guiding device is configured to guide the holding portion to the predetermined holding position P by a rotation of the earth pin between the insertion port and the predetermined holding position P. The terminals hold the holding portion of the earth pin at the predetermined holding position P.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Takeshi Osada
  • Patent number: 8664839
    Abstract: A cold cathode lighting system comprising a cold cathode lamp with electrodes on either end of the lamp, oriented such that it includes an electrode extension in order to return the electrode to the same parallel position as the main body of the lamp. The lamp's electrodes are inserted into a casing that is comprised of a casing covers on either ends of the casing which may slid be opened. The casing covers interact with a electrode cover assembly underneath the casing covers, that allows the lamp to be inserted when the casing covers are opened. The closing of the casing covers will safely engage an interconnection with the lamp's electrodes through the electrode cover assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Eric K Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 8664840
    Abstract: An LED bulb includes a bulb body and an adapter detachably connecting with the bulb body. The bulb body has two pins function as a negative electrode and a positive electrode. The two pins are for inserting into and electrically connecting with a bi-pin socket connector for light bulb, such as MR16 socket connector. The adapter includes a junction seat, a first connector, a second connector, and a bulb cap. Metallic threads are formed on the bulb cap. The first connector is received in the junction seat and electrically contacts the threads. The second connector extends through the junction seat and the bulb cap to make a bottom end thereof being exposed. The adapter is able to engage and electrically connect with an Edison screw socket connector, for example, E-10 socket connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Optoelectronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Yung Lin, Min-Tsun Hsieh, Ching-Lien Yeh, Chia-Chen Chang, Chuan-Fu Yang
  • Publication number: 20130285530
    Abstract: An LED bulb includes a bulb body and an adapter detachably connecting with the bulb body. The bulb body has two pins function as a negative electrode and a positive electrode. The two pins are for inserting into and electrically connecting with a bi-pin socket connector for light bulb, such as MR16 socket connector. The adapter includes a junction seat, a first connector, a second connector, and a bulb cap. Metallic threads are formed on the bulb cap. The first connector is received in the junction seat and electrically contacts the threads. The second connector extends through the junction seat and the bulb cap to make a bottom end thereof being exposed. The adapter is able to engage and electrically connect with an Edison screw socket connector, for example, E-10 socket connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: ADVANCED OPTOELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: CHIH-YUNG LIN, MIN-TSUN HSIEH, CHING-LIEN YEH, CHIA-CHEN CHANG, CHUAN-FU YANG
  • Patent number: 8558438
    Abstract: Reflector designs for a large area panel light source create induced draft cooling means adjacent to the panel light source. The panel light source has a wavelength conversion element on a solid state light source for emitting light of a first and second wavelength to form a broader emission spectrum of light from the panel light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Goldeneye, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott M. Zimmerman, Karl W. Beeson, William R. Livesay, Richard L. Ross
  • Publication number: 20130181594
    Abstract: A socket is configured to hold a straight tube type lamp including an earth pin including a leg portion, and a holding portion formed at a distal end of the leg portion, formed into an oval shape and having a diameter larger than that of the leg portion. The socket includes a socket body, a guiding device, and terminals. The socket body includes an insertion port having a dimension larger than a short diameter dimension of the oval shape of the holding portion of the earth pin and a notched portion communicating from the insertion port to a predetermined holding position P where the earth pin is held and allowing the leg portion of the earth pin to be inserted therethrough. The guiding device is configured to guide the holding portion to the predetermined holding position P by a rotation of the earth pin between the insertion port and the predetermined holding position P. The terminals hold the holding portion of the earth pin at the predetermined holding position P.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: TOSHIBA LIGHTING & TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeshi Osada
  • Publication number: 20130093309
    Abstract: An LED lamp (1) is provided, having at least one LED unit (4) arranged in a housing (2), a first (5, 5?, 5?, 5??) and a second (6) lamp cap being arranged spaced from each other on opposing ends of the housing (2), said lamp caps (5, 5?, 5?, 5??, 6) each comprising at least one contact element for connecting said LED unit (4) with a lamp fixture. To enhance the safety of the LED lamp (1) during removal of the lamp (1) from the fixture, said first lamp cap (5, 5?, 5?, 5??) comprises contact breaking means (40, 40?, 40?), configured to electrically disconnect said contact elements of said first (5, 5?, 5?, 5?) and second (6) lamp caps from each other when said LED lamp (1) is removed from said lamp fixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventor: Carsten Deppe
  • Publication number: 20120319595
    Abstract: An LED lighting element comprised of at least two pieces designed for use with legacy lighting fixtures having a separable transformer and lighting element to improve efficacy and economy of LED lighting. In addition, the assembly can be provided with intelligent electronics for wireless control, operation and monitoring and/or with a battery for operation during power outages and/or as a warning system for the hearing impaired by stroboscopically flashing the LED lights and/or as sensing elements which cause activation due to some other sensed stimulus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Nicholas Antonopoulos, Arockiyaswamy Venkidu, Joseph Fjelstad
  • Publication number: 20120286642
    Abstract: A lamp system used in a light string system comprises a light assembly and a socket assembly. The light assembly comprises a light source, a base in communication with the light source, and a bypass activating system. The socket assembly comprises a socket adapted to receive the light assembly and a bypass mechanism having a first position and a second position. The bypass mechanism is in the first position when the light assembly is not seated in the socket assembly. When the bypass mechanism in the first position, current flows across the bypass mechanism. When the light assembly is inserted into the socket assembly, the bypass activating system of the light assembly moves the bypass mechanism into the second position, and current flows through the light source instead of the bypass mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: POLYGROUP MACAU LIMITED (BVI)
    Inventors: Chung-Wai (Paul) CHENG, Yong Fu, Chi Yin Alan Leung, Hou-You Han
  • Patent number: 8258684
    Abstract: A cold cathode lighting system comprising a cold cathode lamp with electrodes on either end of the lamp, oriented such that it includes an electrode extension in order to return the electrode to the same parallel position as the main body of the lamp. The lamp's electrodes are inserted into a casing that is comprised of a casing covers on either ends of the casing which may slid be opened. The casing covers interact with a electrode cover assembly underneath the casing covers, that allows the lamp to be inserted when the casing covers are opened. The closing of the casing covers will safely engage an interconnection with the lamp's electrodes through the electrode cover assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: Eric K Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 8222801
    Abstract: A lamp includes a lamp holder module and light-emitting module disposed in the lamp holder module. The lamp holder module includes a body, a pressing mechanism disposed on the body, and an upper cover engaging removably the body. The light-emitting module is placed on the body and is pressed into position through the pressing mechanism. The pressing mechanism is operable to release the light-emitting module, thereby facilitating removal and installation of the light-emitting module. The upper cover serves as a lens of the light-emitting module and covers the light-emitting module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignees: Silitek Electronic (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd., Lite-On Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Yan-Yu Wang, Chen-Yu Chen, Chih-Lung Liang, Shun-Chung Cheng
  • Patent number: 8220954
    Abstract: In a discharge tube, a conductive ferrule is provided on an end portion of a glass tube. The ferrule includes a body that is to be mounted to the outer circumference of the glass tube and has a contact portion to be electrically conductively fixed to a relay connector (or a bearing device). Further included is a conductive portion that extends from the body so as to have elastic contact with an outer lead. The outer lead will not be under load due to the weight of the discharge tube, but the conductive portion solely has elastic contact therewith. Thus, stress concentration on the outer lead can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignees: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Yoshiki Takata, Kenichi Iwamoto, Takaaki Kudo
  • Patent number: 7952264
    Abstract: A lamp module suitable for a projector has an insulating base, a lamp, electrode lines, electrode terminals, electrode strips, conductive lines, an electrical connector and conductive terminals. The lamp is mounted on the insulating base. Each of the electrode lines has an end connected to the lamp. The electrode terminals are respectively connected to the other ends of the electrode lines. Each of the electrode strips has a first end and a second end, wherein the electrode terminals and the first ends are fastened on the insulating base, and the electrode terminals respectively contact the first ends. The electrical connector is connected to one ends of the conductive lines. The conductive terminals are respectively connected to another ends of the conductive lines. The conductive terminals and the second ends herein are fastened on the insulating base, and the conductive terminals respectively contact the second ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Fan-Chieh Chang, I-Ming Liu, Wen-Yi Su
  • Patent number: 7880372
    Abstract: An LED lamp system includes a light emitting diode (LED) lamp, a printed circuit board on which the LED lamp is mounted, a connection terminal including a soldering part inserted and soldered to the printed circuit board, a body part extending parallel to the printed circuit board, and a branch part extending from the body part in a predetermined direction, a case to which the printed circuit board is fixed, the case including a holding portion for holding the branch part of the connection terminal, and a cover for enclosing the LED lamp and the printed circuit board in association with the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadaoki Ichikawa, Yukihiko Umeda
  • Publication number: 20100302791
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a single-ended fluorescent tube which comprises a glass tube lamp tube and a lamp cap, wherein the lamp cap comprises a glass tube lamp tube fixed seat and an electric plug connector, the glass tube lamp tube is arranged on the glass tube lamp tube fixed seat, and the electric plug connector is arranged on the glass tube lamp tube fixed seat. The single-ended fluorescent tube is characterized in that the power supply plug of the lamp cap is vertical to the axis of the glass tube lamp tube; the present invention also discloses a luminaire matched with the single-ended fluorescent tube for use, which comprises a lamp frame cover and a lamp holder, wherein a socket is arranged in the lamp holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: Frank TSAO
  • Patent number: 7821204
    Abstract: A plasma display apparatus comprising a connector is provided. The plasma display apparatus comprises a plasma display panel comprising an electrode of a predetermined width and a connector comprising an electrode line of a width narrower than the predetermined width of the electrode to supply a driving signal to the electrode. A distance between the electrode line and an adjacent electrode line is longer than a distance between the electrode and an adjacent electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Sung-Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 7785942
    Abstract: An active matrix organic EL display device includes pixels each having an organic EL element (7a) and a pixel circuit (3) including a polysilicon TFT for controlling the organic EL element (7a) arranged adjacently in each of the regions partitioned into a matrix shape by data line (12) and gate line (11) that intersect each other. The organic EL element (7a) has a cathode (7) arranged in at least a region that excludes a space above the polysilicon TFT. The cathode (7) is arranged continuously over two or more adjacent pixels in the direction of gate line (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi Iketsu, Hironori Imura
  • Publication number: 20100109501
    Abstract: A connector adapted to be disposed on a carrier and electrically connected to the carrier is provided. The connector includes an insulating base and two electrodes. The insulating base has a first side surface, a second side surface, a bottom surface, and two through holes. The bottom surface connects the first and the second side surfaces. The through holes extend from the first side surface to the second side surface. The electrodes respectively penetrate the through holes. Each electrode has a bar portion and a bending portion extending from the bar portion. The bar portion is located in the corresponding through hole and protrudes away from the first side surface. The bending portion extends on the second side surface and toward the carrier. An end of the bending portion penetrates through the carrier and is electrically connected to the carrier. A light source apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chien-Chang Pei, Yi-Hung Chen, Feng-Ting Hsu
  • Publication number: 20100097786
    Abstract: A ferrule includes a body having a cylindrical shape. Elastic gripping portions are arranged on the body so as to bulge radially inwardly. The elastic gripping portions can have elastic contact with the outer circumferential surface of a glass tube. The body of the ferrule is mounted to the glass tube via the elastic gripping portions capable of elastic and radial deformation. Thereby, the variations in outer diameter of the glass tube can be absorbed, and therefore the dimensional control with high precision is not required for glass tubes at the time of manufacturing. This leads to cost reduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicants: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshiki TAKATA, Kenichi IWAMOTO, Takaaki KUDO
  • Publication number: 20090289538
    Abstract: A lamp module suitable for a projector has an insulating base, a lamp, electrode lines, electrode terminals, electrode strips, conductive lines, an electrical connector and conductive terminals. The lamp is mounted on the insulating base. Each of the electrode lines has an end connected to the lamp. The electrode terminals are respectively connected to the other ends of the electrode lines. Each of the electrode strips has a first end and a second end, wherein the electrode terminals and the first ends are fastened on the insulating base, and the electrode terminals respectively contact the first ends. The electrical connector is connected to one ends of the conductive lines. The conductive terminals are respectively connected to another ends of the conductive lines. The conductive terminals and the second ends herein are fastened on the insulating base, and the conductive terminals respectively contact the second ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Fan-Chieh Chang, I-Ming Liu, Wen-Yi Su
  • Publication number: 20090243458
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) package for a projection system is provided, which includes a package body having an inner space formed therein and having an open upper portion; and an LED chip mounted onto a bottom of the package body, wherein the package body includes a socket coupling portion formed around the upper portion of the package body to have a certain corresponding thickness and height allowing the socket coupling portion to be inserted into the socket of the optical engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: SEOUL SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jae Hong LEE
  • Publication number: 20090224645
    Abstract: An LED lamp system includes a light emitting diode (LED) lamp, a printed circuit board on which the LED lamp is mounted, a connection terminal including a soldering part inserted and soldered to the printed circuit board, a body part extending parallel to the printed circuit board, and a branch part extending from the body part in a predetermined direction, a case to which the printed circuit board is fixed, the case including a holding portion for holding the branch part of the connection terminal, and a cover for enclosing the LED lamp and the printed circuit board in association with the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Applicant: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadaoki Ichikawa, Yukihiko Umeda
  • Patent number: 7576485
    Abstract: The invention provides a display device having a structure for preventing a voltage drop of anode lines or cathode lines as well as realizing a narrow frame. According to the invention, a narrow frame can be realized and a voltage drop of a lead wiring can be suppressed by substituting a lead wiring which conventionally occupied a large area in a frame region by an external wiring such as an FPC, a sealing can, and a conductive film formed on a counter substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hisashi Ohtani
  • Patent number: 7554266
    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 horizontal spring held in position by a shunt holder between the two conducting terminals on the interior walls of the socket so that the lateral ends of the shunt contact the terminals when the base is removed. When the base is inserted, a depending prong on the bottom of the base presses the shunt into a V-shaped surface formed in the shunt holder to pivot the lateral ends away from the terminals and allow current to flow through the Dumet wires to the filament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Willis Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chung-Wei Johnny Chen
  • Publication number: 20090153008
    Abstract: A terminal includes a first part, which includes a terminal contact hole and an ITO film, and a second part, which includes the ITO film but not the contact hole. A terminal wiring line of the terminal is wide in the first part and narrow in the second part. In regions adjacent to the first part, adjacent terminal wiring lines are bent outward, thus securing enough interval between wiring lines, with the result that terminals can be formed through patterning by normal light exposure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Syou Yanagisawa, Nobuyuki Ishige
  • Publication number: 20090045715
    Abstract: A modular lighting apparatus includes a replaceable bulb assembly, an adapter, and a mechanical and electrical connector assembly that removably connects the bulb assembly to the adapter for use. The bulb assembly includes a light-emitting component mounted to a body. In example embodiments the light-emitting component includes spiral-tube CFLs, low-profile transverse CFL tubes, and omni-directional LED arrays. The adapter includes a standard screw base mounted to a body that houses an electronic ballast. In this way, the bulb assembly can be removed from the adapter and replaced, while reusing the electronic ballast in the adapter. And the screw-base adapter allows the reuse of the electronic ballast in standard screw-socket household light fixtures. In addition, the reusable adapter base also may be provided with an integral photocell for light-based control of the lighting apparatus without increasing the overall height of the composite lighting apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventors: Totada R. Shantha, Shaam P. Sundhar
  • Publication number: 20080246384
    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: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Ikeda, Takashi Osawa, Masaomi Takeda, Koji Kokufu
  • Patent number: 7427828
    Abstract: A lamp apparatus for a liquid crystal display that is capable of preventing a wire breakage of the lamp apparatus, a lamp causes a discharge by a voltage applied from a power terminal to generate light. A wire is supplied with the voltage. A connector electrically connects the power terminal of the lamp to the wire using a pressing. The power terminal of the lamp and the wire electrically connected to each other and the connector are integrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dong Jae You
  • Publication number: 20080136307
    Abstract: A reversible base for a lamp can reduce the number of parts needed for differing lamp assemblies. The preferred base is an insulating body with a first receptacle for a lamp capsule including a cavity, and a second receptacle. The second receptacle is aligned in opposition to the first receptacle, being similar in size and shape. A support is positioned between an end of the first receptacle and an end of the second receptacle and extends radially from a mid-region between the first and second receptacles. The support includes a radially extending flange having a face and a sidewall. Electrical contacts are held on the support, and may be axially aligned pins extending from the face of the flange. The pins may be electrically extended for coupling in either the first or second receptacle to lamp leads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Ceferino Garcia, Richard C. Laird
  • Patent number: 7253557
    Abstract: A light source for testing sites using a fluorescent dye is described. The light source can include a low voltage lamp or a low heat generating lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Bright Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: John Burke, Terrence D. Kalley, David Gentit
  • Patent number: 7042157
    Abstract: A lamp bracket structure for cold cathode lamps includes an anchor dock and a line coupling means. The anchor dock includes a cap, a bottom seat and a connecting section for connecting the cap to the bottom seat and allowing the cap to be moved relative to the bottom seat for opening and closing. The line coupling means is located between the cap and the bottom seat. When the cap is closed, the line coupling means clamps the power cord of a cold cathode lamp, and the line coupling means and the power supply end form electric connection. Thus the circuit of the power cord of the cold cathode lamp and the power supply end may be connected or separated rapidly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Zippy Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Chin-Wen Chou
  • Patent number: 7034442
    Abstract: An electro-optical device has electro-optical elements provided in a pixel region of a substrate, pixel electrodes, a common electrode, interconnects electrically connected with the pixel electrodes, a conductive section electrically connected with the common electrode, a common interconnect electrically connected with the interconnects, a number of the common interconnect being less than a number of the interconnects, and a side interconnect which is provided in an end region separated from a region in which the pixel region is provided by a straight line passing outside the pixel region and is electrically connected with the conductive section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hirayama, Hayato Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 6940214
    Abstract: An insulator substrate (110) is provided with a display pixel region (200) comprising an electroluminescence element (160) having a cathode (167), emissive layer (166), and anode (161), and with first and second TFTs for driving the element. Surrounding the display pixel region (200), a peripheral drive circuit region (251) having a third TFT for driving each pixel is further provided on the insulator substrate (110). The cathode (167) is disposed in a region other than the peripheral drive circuit region (251). With this arrangement, generation of a back channel by applying the EL element potential to the cathode is prevented in a complementary TFT employed in the peripheral drive circuit region for controlling the display region, thereby suppressing changes in threshold values due to such back channel generation. As a result, an EL display device with reduced generation of penetration current and minimized increased current consumption is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoaki Komiya, Masahiro Okuyama
  • Patent number: 6930442
    Abstract: A display device includes a plurality of emitting tubes constituted by elongated tubes each having a phosphor layer disposed and a discharge gas enclosed inside, a supporter for supporting the plurality of emitting tubes while making contact therewith, and a plurality of electrodes disposed on a surface of the supporter facing the emitting tubes for generation of electric discharges within the emitting tubes. The supporter has a connecting portion at an edge. The connecting portion of the supporter is detachably connected to a connector for applying a voltage to the plurality of electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Kenji Awamoto, Tsutae Shinoda, Akira Tokai, Hitoshi Yamada, Manabu Ishimoto
  • Publication number: 20040239226
    Abstract: A lamp (24), a series of lamps as well as a method of manufacturing lamps, in particular lamps for automotive headlights, are described. Said lamps (24) comprise a burner (26) for generating light, which burner is held in position in an upper base part (12). Said upper part (12) of the base also comprises reference elements, for example a securing ring (16), for positioning the lamp at a headlight. In addition, a lower base part (14) comprising a connection device for electrical contacts is provided. The lower base (14) part and the upper base part (12) are at least partly made of plastics and are connected together by means of welding or bonding using an adhesive. In a series of lamps, all lamps of said series comprise identical burners (26) and identical upper base parts (12), while different types of lower base parts (14) are available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventors: Mandred Westemeyer, Tilo Stoeckert
  • Patent number: 6791244
    Abstract: An electric lamp (2) with a lamp cap (12) suitable for contacting an external electric contact element (28). The lamp cap comprises contacting means (16) comprising a first contact part (18) connected to a second contact part (20) via a spring (24), thus enabling the second contact part (20) to move transversely with respect to the first contact part (18) and/or the lamp cap (12). Optionally, the first contact part (18) is kept in a fixed position with respect to the lamp cap (12) through the spring force of a further spring (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Petrus Johannes Antonius Linssen
  • Patent number: 6741018
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a low-pressure discharge lamp (1) including a discharge tube (20) and a base (5) providing for mechanical and electrical connection of the discharge lamp (1). The discharge tube (20) sealed in a gas-tight manner at its both ends is bent substantially in one plane so that the discharge tube (20) has straight (2) and arc-shaped portions (3), and the base (5) connected to the ends of the discharge tube (20) includes at least cathode leads of the discharge tube (20) and electrical connectors (15) connected to said leads. At least one component ensuring mechanical connection to a lampholder is formed on the base (5). The components of the discharge lamp (1) ensuring mechanical connection to the lampholder (16) are placed in a space bordered by the discharge tube (20). A lampholder (16) of the discharge lamp (1) includes components ensuring electrical and mechanical connection to the discharge lamp (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: László Bánkuti, József Fülöp, Sándor Lukács, Barnabás Nagy, Viktória Schmidt, Zoltán Vámos, István Würsching
  • Patent number: 6676277
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for connecting and disconnecting electrical power to an arc tube includes a high intensity discharge arc tube having a body and electrodes extending from the exterior of the body into the interior of the arc tube body. Electrical leads are connected to the exterior ends of the electrodes and have an length that allows distal ends of the leads to be extended a distance away from the arc tube. Connectors at the distal ends of the leads are adapted to connect to electrical power leads. The connectors, the leads, and the connection of the leads to the electrodes of the arc tube all are electrically insulated from human touch. Therefore, electrical power through the arc tube can be connected and disconnected at a location away from the arc tube, without direct exposure of humans to electrically conducting surfaces for safety purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventor: Myron K. Gordin
  • Patent number: 6641422
    Abstract: A high intensity discharge lamp (HID) (200) includes an electrically powered lamp (200) having a lamp exterior (220) and at least one lead (226) extending outside of the lamp. An electrical interface (202) includes a male connector (204) fastened at its base (302) to one of the leads (226), an insulate housing (206) having an inner contour (402) shaped to fittedly encompass therein the male connector and at least a portion of the lead, and a cement contact (208) that fastens the housing to the lamp exterior without air gaps. A boot (212) hermetically seals the insulate housing. A female connector (210) is mated to the male connector within the boot, and a feed line (501) having an insulating cover (502) is electrically connected at one end to the female connector and to a power source at the other end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. Duggan, Richard R. Kemp, Nam H. Vo