With Plant-like Ornament Or Wreath Patents (Class 362/122)
  • Patent number: 11102937
    Abstract: A plant growth lighting system (500) includes a plant support (503) and a light guide luminaire module (501), the plant support being configured to hold one or more plants (502). The light guide luminaire module includes at least one light-emitting element (LEE) (510), a light guide (511) arranged to receive light emitted by the at least one LEE at a first end of the light guide and guide the received light in a forward direction to a second end thereof, and an extractor (512) arranged to receive light from the second end of the light guide and configured to output light. The light guide luminaire module is disposed relative to the plant support such that at least a portion of the light output by the extractor impinges on the plants in predetermined directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventors: Allan Brent York, Louis Lerman, Hans Peter Stormberg, Ferdinand Schinagl
  • Patent number: 10896795
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus has a decorative assembly stand including an assembly supporting a movable assembly, the movable assembly having a cavity, a decorative assembly member that is configured to be removably received in the cavity, a coating that coats a surface of the decorative assembly member, a first fastener, and a second fastener configured to be removably electrically connected to the first fastener. The second fastener is electrically connected to the movable assembly. The first fastener is configured to be received in an aperture of the movable assembly and cut through the coating of the decorative assembly member and contact the surface of the decorative assembly member when the decorative assembly member is received in the cavity of the movable assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: National Christmas Products LLC
    Inventor: Michael M. McRae
  • Patent number: 10508799
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to a lighted tree formed from a tree trunk section retaining a battery holder, branches extending from the trunk section, a light source disposed to emit light from a branch and electrically connected to the trunk section, and a base, adapted to mechanically support the trunk section and electrically connect the battery holder to an energy source external to the trunk section. In an illustrative example, the light source may be an LED-illuminated optic fiber. In some embodiments, the energy source may be a photovoltaic collector or multifrequency energy harvester. In some designs, the battery holder may adaptively maintain electrical polarity independent of battery orientation. In various implementations, battery holders may be stacked or rotated to one another to configure parallel or series batteries. Various embodiments may advantageously retain batteries in rotationally interconnected tree sections for common charging, or single in-tube section for smaller trees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventor: Michael M. McRae
  • Patent number: 10382672
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus and method are provided. The image capturing apparatus includes an image capturing unit including a camera, the image capturing unit configured to capture an image, and a controller connected to the image capturing unit. The controller is configured to set a position of a focus lens at a distance at which an object of the image to be captured is predicted to be positioned, to measure a movement speed of the object of the image to be captured, to determine an image capturing time by predicting a time until the object reaches the set position of the focus lens based on the measured movement speed, and to control the image capturing unit to capture the image of the object at the determined image capturing time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyoung-hwan Moon, Jin-min Bang, Tae-wook Nam
  • Patent number: 10314150
    Abstract: A wireless light kit includes a wireless light unit that comprises a housing having an interior compartment that contains a processor and a power source and a light source that is powered by the power source and operatively connected to the processor. The kit also includes two different types of mounting back plates, namely a first back plate and a second back plate. The first back plate is configured to mate with the housing and the second back plate is configured to mate with the housing so as to cover at least a portion of the rear face of the housing and further includes a stake extending outwardly therefrom and being configured for insertion into a ground surface for supporting the wireless light unit above the ground surface. An optional stake extender is provided to extend the length of the stake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: TRENDSTAR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Rajesh Israni
  • Patent number: 10187962
    Abstract: A floral lighting system that combines creative floral arrangements with lights is revealed. The floral lighting system includes a carrier, at least one floral unit, at least one light emitting diode (LED) module and a power supply. The floral unit is connected to the carrier to form a creative floral arrangement. The LED module includes at least one wire unit that is wound around or inserted into the floral unit for integrally connected to the floral unit. An external electronic device is used to control functions of the LED module such as light color, power on/off, lighting pattern, etc. wirelessly so that the LED module arranged at the creative floral arrangement on the carrier provides various kinds of dynamic lighting. The floral lighting system overcomes the shortcomings of conventional flower lights such as limited styles, dull lighting, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Jia-Jin Tu
  • Patent number: 10161601
    Abstract: A collapsible decorative lamp including a collapsible frame and a plurality of light strips is disclosed. The collapsible frame includes a plurality of rib stands, a top folding band, a bottom folding band and a plurality of light slots. Each of the plurality of rib stands is shaped as a curved strip. The top folding band includes a plurality of top pivot sheets. The plurality of top pivot sheets are pivotally connected to one another. The plurality of top pivot sheets are rotatable such that the top folding band can appear as a long strip structure or a ring structure. The bottom folding band includes a plurality of bottom pivot sheets. The plurality of bottom pivot sheets are pivotally connected to one another and the plurality of bottom pivot sheets are rotatable such that the bottom folding band appears as a long strip structure or a ring structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: ZHU HAI FU YUN LIGHTING INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Su-Hua Chen
  • Patent number: 10164390
    Abstract: A connecting terminal free of dark spots for a light strip, comprising a bracket, wherein the bracket is fixedly provided with two pin groups, each pin group comprises at least two pins, the pins in each pin group are in communication with each other, the pin is made of a conducting material; a light using the connecting terminal free of dark spots for light strip comprises a plurality of light strips and said connecting terminal, the light strip are provided with two connecting jacks at both ends thereof, each connecting jack is connected with one of the pins in each corresponding pin group. The connecting terminal employing the above structure is convenient and rapid; thus realizing the connection free of dark spots of the light strip. The installation is also very convenient. Therefore, the structure is simple and useful, with remarkable technical effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OML TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Peiliang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10081138
    Abstract: A method for producing a luminaire housing on an additive manufacturing system includes selecting a luminaire housing base shape from which a data file of a first convex polyhedral model is built, rescaling the first convex polyhedral model into a larger convex polyhedral model, filling the larger convex polyhedral model with multiple versions of the first convex polyhedral model, separating larger convex polyhedral shape model into structural unit shape, and providing the data file containing the structural unit shapes to the additive manufacturing system. In some implementations an interior volume of the larger convex polyhedral shape model can be cleared of portions of first convex polyhedral model. The method includes the additive manufacturing system producing one or more structural units based on the structural unit shapes described in the electronic data file. A non-transitory computer readable medium, and a luminaire housing including a light source are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: GE Lighting Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Péter Atilla Kardos, Veronika Varga, Glenn Howard Kuenzler
  • Patent number: 9634062
    Abstract: A light source and method for making the same are disclosed. The light source includes a plurality of Segmented LEDs connected in parallel to a power bus and a controller. The power bus accepts a variable number of Segmented LEDs. The controller receives AC power and provides a power signal on the power bus. Each Segmented LED is characterized by a driving voltage that is greater than 3 times the driving voltage of a conventional LED fabricated in the same material system as the Segmented LED. The number of Segmented LEDs in the light source is chosen to compensate for variations in the light output of individual Segmented LEDs introduced by the manufacturing process. In another aspect of the invention, the number of Segmented LEDs connected to the power bus can be altered after the light source is assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: BRIDGELUX, INC.
    Inventors: Ghulam Hasnain, Syn-Yem Hu, Steven D. Lester
  • Patent number: 9528694
    Abstract: A plant-growing lamp capable of effecting a change in local environment includes a container, a lampshade with a fixing space, a lighting unit, a water supply unit, a power supply unit, and a sensor. The container is provided with a receiving space, a water storage space, and a loudspeaker. The lighting unit is provided with a circuit board, which has two sides respectively provided with first and second light-emitting elements and can drive the first and second light-emitting elements to emit light of different colors and of different wavelengths respectively. The water supply unit includes a pipe with a water outlet end facing the receiving space. The power supply unit supplies electricity to the loudspeaker, the lighting unit, the water supply unit, and the sensor. The sensor triggers the loudspeaker, the lighting unit, and the water supply unit to generate a simulated weather condition when sensing an approaching person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: Mou-Li Lin
  • Patent number: 9526152
    Abstract: A landscape lighting system includes a lighting assembly having a tubular housing formed from a rock mass with a bore therein and having a light source with the ability to emit light having at least one color. The light source being positioned within the bore to project the light from the lighting assembly. An AC-to-DC converter connects to an external AC power supply and for supplying direct current to the light source within the lighting assembly. A control unit has a receiver and an internal controller for controlling the AC-to-DC converter and the light source to regulate the intensity and the color of the light emitted from the light source. A remote unit communicates with the control unit receiver to transmit instructions to the internal controller over a distance. Optionally, the landscape lighting system includes a mechanism to adjust the beam spread from the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Off Grid Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Toomey, Harry Lee Wainwright
  • Patent number: 9445550
    Abstract: A garden module for a vertical garden system, the module comprising: a body having a back portion providing a mounting arrangement in the form of one or more vertically extending recessed portions. A vertical garden system comprising: a plurality of garden modules; at least one upright; each garden module having a back portion providing a mounting arrangement in the form of one or more vertically extending recessed portions for accommodating a respective one of the at least one upright.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: VERTICALGARDENUSA.COM LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Collis
  • Patent number: 9151273
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating electricity. The apparatus comprises a plurality of solar energy collectors for generating electricity from solar energy; a plurality of wind turbines for generating electricity from wind energy; a support structure having arms extending radially from a vertical shaft, the arms positioned at different vertical distances along the vertical shaft and the arms having decreasing lengths in a direction toward a top of the apparatus; solar energy collectors affixed to terminal ends of the arms and disposed at different vertical distances along the vertical shaft, the solar energy collectors shaped and oriented to direct wind streams striking the solar energy collectors toward the wind turbines; and each one of the plurality of wind turbines rotatably supported by the vertical shaft to rotate about the vertical shaft and disposed at different vertical distances along the vertical shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventors: Frank L. Christy, Stephen C. Keiser, David M. Archer, Rod Arter
  • Patent number: 8974071
    Abstract: A lighted accessory for a planter includes a flexible split ring that has first and second adjustably spaceable ends that define a ring of variable diameter. The flexible split ring has a curved cross-sectional shape and is fittable on an upper edge of a planter. A light source is mounted on the annular ring providing illumination of the planter. The lighted accessory is fittable on a range of sizes of planters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Sammie J. Sanford, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8888310
    Abstract: A floating device that is capable of illumination. In one embodiment, the invention can be a floating illumination device comprising: a housing having a sealed interior cavity and a substantially vertical axis; a power source located within the sealed interior cavity, the power source comprising a first battery and a second battery separated by a gap; and a light source located within the sealed interior cavity and operably coupled to the power source, the light source located within the gap between the first battery and the second battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Mervin A. Dayan
  • Publication number: 20140268687
    Abstract: A light device includes a light engine. A plurality of petals extends radially outward from the light engine. A trim is disposed over the petals and light engine. An installation card is disposed between the trim and the petals and includes an elongated opening. A strap extends through the elongated opening of the installation card. A light-emitting diode is connected to the light engine. A support component is formed on a surface of the petals. The strap includes a hook surface and a loop surface opposite the hook surface. The installation card includes a second elongated opening formed near an edge of the installation card and a third opening formed in a central region of the installation card. A plurality of straps includes a width of the straps being less than a width of the elongated opening. The plurality of straps includes a zip tie.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: PEDAL BRITE LLC
    Inventor: Lynn Teitel
  • Publication number: 20140215916
    Abstract: A plant cultivation method is provided, including: a sequence of irradiating a plant with sunlight; a sequence of irradiating the plant with red light; and a sequence of irradiating the plant with blue light, in which the sequences are performed independently within a certain period of time. A plant cultivation apparatus is also provided, including: a region in which a plant is irradiated with sunlight; a light irradiation unit that irradiates the plant with artificial light including red light and/or blue light; and a control unit that controls the light irradiation unit to independently perform a step of irradiating a plant with red light and a step of irradiating the plant with blue light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Hironori ARA, Hiroshi SUZUKI, Ryouichi TAKEUCHI
  • Publication number: 20140204567
    Abstract: A plant illumination apparatus including a driving unit having a central axis, a first slide base, a second slide base, a light source, and a retractable arm having a retraction-control terminal and light-disposing terminal is provided. The first and second slide bases are disposed on the driving unit. The drive unit simultaneously drives the first and second slide bases to move along the central axis in opposite directions. The retraction-control terminal has a first end and a second end respectively connected to the first and second slide bases and moving therewith. When the first and second ends approach each other, the retractable arm extends so the light-disposing terminal moves away from the retraction-control terminal. When the first and second ends leave each other, the retractable arm retracts so the light-disposing terminal moves toward the retraction-control terminal. The light source is disposed on the light-disposing terminal to illuminate a plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: CHUNGHWA PICTURE TUBES, LTD.
    Inventors: Min-Chung Cheng, Min-Lun Wu, Che-Wei Chang
  • Publication number: 20140198478
    Abstract: A self-illuminating tooth for a vegetable lantern is provided. The self-illuminating tooth has a tooth portion with a front facing portion, a rear facing portion, and a cavity provided within the tooth portion provided on the rear facing portion. A tooth retention portion is coupled to the tooth portion and has a plurality of flights, each flight having a serrated edge. A light is provided within the cavity of the tooth portion. The light in certain examples comprises a chemiluminescent tooth insert and is replaceable within the cavity. In other examples, a light and switch mechanism are provided. The light may be selectively actuated to illuminate the tooth portion. A method of decorating a vegetable lantern and a kit are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Pumpkin Teeth LLC
    Inventor: Keith E. Ksobiech
  • Publication number: 20140183326
    Abstract: A Halloween pumpkin/jack-o-lantern stand having motorized platform able to rotate jack-o-lantern. A base with legs comprising of front display housing motion sensor which activates several functions including rotating platform, exterior profile lights, interior jack-o-lantern light, moving appendages and audible device. Jack-o-lantern is secured onto platform with extruding prongs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Jerry Z. Ples
  • Patent number: 8764215
    Abstract: A solar-powered light includes a body having an opening formed through the center from an upper side of the body to a bottom side of the body, at least one solar panel on the upper side of the body, and at least one light source on the bottom side of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Rory Colby
  • Publication number: 20140092589
    Abstract: A surround comprising one or more layers of translucent light filtering silicone having an innermost surface to contact a bulb of a light emitter. Plant materials are internally encapsulated within and throughout the one or more layers of translucent silicone. The plant materials have a plurality of distinct shapes, visible to a naked eye of a person, within the translucent light filtering silicone so as to block light emitted from the light emitter in the shapes of the plant materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Vickie Jean's Creations, Inc.
    Inventor: Victoria Jean Van Dyn Hoven
  • Patent number: 8678623
    Abstract: A transport device used to connect to a jack-o-lantern which serves to both provide for an illumination source and an easy manner in which to transport the jack-o-lantern when it is illuminated. There are also provided related systems and methods of use of the device. The result provides for a jack-o-lantern to be easily transported as a lantern or costume prop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Kirk A. Damman
  • Publication number: 20130250553
    Abstract: A transport device used to connect to a jack-o-lantern which serves to both provide for an illumination source and an easy manner in which to transport the jack-o-lantern when it is illuminated. There are also provided related systems and methods of use of the device. The result provides for a jack-o-lantern to be easily transported as a lantern or costume prop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Kirk A. Damman
  • Publication number: 20130235563
    Abstract: A lighted Christmas tree skirt can be formed in various sizes and can include attached garland and lights. The tree skirt can complete and finish the Christmas tree decoration process down to the floor with garland and lights. The garland on the tree skirt can be chosen to match that used for the tree. Additionally, the lights of the tree skirt can be chosen to match the lights used for the tree. Typically, the lights are garland are wrapped about an outer perimeter of the tree skirt, providing room on top of the base fabric of the tree skirt for presents under the Christmas tree. A decorative ruffle can be placed around the outer perimeter of the tree skirt for a finished look.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Denise Roos
  • Publication number: 20130194786
    Abstract: A novel crystal beaded pumpkin and process for making a same. An open topped transparent hollow shell member in the shape of a pumpkin or other holiday themed shape is internally coated with a thin layer of liquid acrylic resin. A plurality of color tinted transparent crystal beads are poured into the top of the shell member. The excess beads are then poured out of the shell member leaving a thin layer of beads coating the interior wall of the shell member. The shell member is then rotated in both the X and Y axis until the liquid acrylic resent has hardened causing the beads to be permanently attached to the inside wall of the hollow shell. An electrically powered light and light holder mounted in the interior of the hollow shell member causes the illumination of the color tinted crystal beads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventor: Brian Earl Blatherwick
  • Patent number: 8496346
    Abstract: A device for illuminating the interior of a pumpkin, gourd or the like includes a housing having an interior region and a lighting assembly positioned at least in part within the interior region. The lighting assembly includes a rechargeable power source and a lighting element. The device includes a depending skirt extending from the housing and defining a recess. A photovoltaic collector is operably connected to the lighting assembly. The skirt is inserted into an opening in the pumpkin, gourd or the like, and the lighting element illuminates the interior of the pumpkin, gourd or the like. The photovoltaic collector recharges the rechargeable power source when exposed to ambient light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Inventor: Larry C. Zinox
  • Patent number: 8494351
    Abstract: A fragrance generator provides a scent dispenser for mounting on a light emitter of a decorative light, such as those used at holidays. A silicone rubber scented sleeve is placed over and around a cylindrical light emitter. Upon energizing the decorative light, the heat generated by the light emitter warms the scented sleeve and thereby enhances the rate of scent emission from the scented sleeve. An optional scent reservoir formed at one end of the scented sleeve enables the retention of additional amounts of liquid fragrance oil(s). Placement of the light emitter within and extending it throughout the sleeve, and into the fragrance reservoir, results in a further enhancement in amount and duration of scent emission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Cheryl A. Hayes
  • Publication number: 20130182415
    Abstract: A method for forming a lighting fixture includes obtaining at least one bendable member having a plurality of spaced-apart portions which define a generally planar configuration, bending by hand the at least one bendable member so that the spaced-apart portions define a non-planar surface, and operably connecting the at least one bent member to at least one of a light source or to an electrical receptacle for receiving a light bulb for illuminating the bent member. The bendable member may be configured as an ornamental vine having at least one elongated stem and a plurality of leaves extending from said at least one elongated stem, and a plurality of decorative elements attached to at least some of said leaves and to said stem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventor: Roslyn J. YANDO
  • Patent number: 8469553
    Abstract: A transport device used to connect to a jack-o-lantern which serves to both provide for an illumination source and an easy manner in which to transport the jack-o-lantern when it is illuminated. There are also provided related systems and methods of use of the device. The result provides for a jack-o-lantern to be easily transported as a lantern or costume prop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Kirk A. Damman
  • Patent number: 8454186
    Abstract: A lighted artificial tree includes a first tree portion including a first trunk portion, first branches joined to the first trunk portion, and a first light string. The first trunk portion has a trunk connector and a first trunk wiring assembly, the first trunk wiring assembly is electrically connectable to the first light string and the trunk connector, and at least a portion of the first wiring assembly is located inside the first portion. The second tree portion includes a second trunk portion, second branches, and a second light string. The second trunk portion has a trunk connector and a second trunk wiring assembly, the second trunk wiring assembly electrically connectable to the second lighting string and the trunk connector. The second tree portion may be mechanically coupled and electrically connected to the first tree portion by coaxially coupling the first trunk portion to the second trunk portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Willis Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Johnny Chen
  • Patent number: 8454187
    Abstract: A lighted artificial tree includes a first tree portion including a first trunk portion, first branches joined to the first trunk portion, and a first light string. The first trunk portion has a trunk connector and a first trunk wiring assembly, the first trunk wiring assembly is electrically connectable to the first light string and the trunk connector, and at least a portion of the first wiring assembly is located inside the first portion. The second tree portion includes a second trunk portion, second branches, and a second light string. The second trunk portion has a trunk connector and a second trunk wiring assembly, the second trunk wiring assembly electrically connectable to the second lighting string and the trunk connector. The second tree portion may be mechanically coupled and electrically connected to the first tree portion by coaxially coupling the first trunk portion to the second trunk portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Willis Electric Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Johnny Chen
  • Publication number: 20130100649
    Abstract: Resin-based lighting fixtures provide both light and a desirable aesthetic. The resin-based lighting fixtures include a plurality of propellers having curved resin strips that at least partially conceal a light source. The resin strips can form any number of aesthetically pleasing configurations, such as, for example, a blossom. The resin strips can be transparent or translucent. When lit, the light source can illuminate the resin strips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: 3FORM, INC.
    Inventor: Ahna C. Holder
  • Publication number: 20130094191
    Abstract: A solar-powered illuminator for hanging plants or other articles includes a housing having an upper surface, a lower surface, and an interior. One or more solar panel are disposed on the upper surface of the housing, and one or more light emitters configured to provide downward illumination from the lower surface of the housing. An upper connector is disposed at or above the upper surface of the housing, and a lower connector is disposed at or below the lower surface of the housing. A central member, oriented vertically through the housing, has an upper end coupled to the upper connector and a lower end coupled to the lower connector such that, when the housing is suspended using the upper connector and a load in the form of a hanging plant is suspended from the lower connector, the weight of the load carried by the central member instead of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventor: Richard Cohen
  • Publication number: 20130094190
    Abstract: An LED taper candle, a battery(ies) and a control switch which are electrically connected. A hook or other device for securing the wreath to a plant, memorial or structure is rigidly connected with the wreath, which allows easy installation by attaching the hook or other device to a plant, memorial or structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventor: James S. Gerson
  • Publication number: 20120320570
    Abstract: This invention relates to an optical device (100) for intercanopy lighting comprising a light input area (109) for receiving light, a first surface (120) having a first bezier curve, and a second surface (110) having a second bezier curve. The first and second bezier curves are independently selected with respect to each other, and arranged such that the optical device is rotational asymmetric with respect to its centre axis. Received light which is reflected in the first surface is reflected in a direction towards the centre axis, and received light which is reflected in the second surface is reflected in a direction away from the centre axis, thereby providing vertical and horizontal homogeneous illumination distribution in a predefined area, which area is illuminated under an angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Lars Christian Casper, Christina Tanase
  • Publication number: 20120268921
    Abstract: A transport device used to connect to a jack-o-lantern which serves to both provide for an illumination source and an easy manner in which to transport the jack-o-lantern when it is illuminated. There are also provided related systems and methods of use of the device. The result provides for a jack-o-lantern to be easily transported as a lantern or costume prop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: Kirk A. Damman
  • Patent number: 8220972
    Abstract: A transport device used to connect to a jack-o-lantern which serves to both provide for an illumination source and an easy manner in which to transport the jack-o-lantern when it is illuminated. There are also provided related systems and methods of use of the device. The result provides for a jack-o-lantern to be easily transported as a lantern or costume prop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Kirk A. Damman
  • Patent number: 8087796
    Abstract: An ornamental display assembly for being attached to a structure extending from a surface is provided. The ornamental display assembly includes a strap having first and second connectors on respective ends thereof and is configured to form a loop for being looped around and attached to the structure, a sleeve carried by the strap, and at least one ornamental band having a portion received in the sleeve and a portion extending from the sleeve and having a fastener on and end thereof for being fastened to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: Michael E. Golembiowski
  • Patent number: 7943211
    Abstract: An improved three dimensional display such as a Holiday decoration having collapsible constructions having a shape memory internal frame. In one embodied form, the unique display includes a collapsible internal frame formed, in part, from metal wire imparted with suitable memory characteristics. Such metals are referred to as “shape memory alloys” (SMAs) because much metals “remember” their original shapes. Accordingly, the present invention uses a deformable internal metal frame supporting an outer sheath formed from suitable materials such as fabric, or plastic film for the skin of the inventive three dimensional displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Willis Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Johnny Chen
  • Patent number: 7938554
    Abstract: An artificial pumpkin stem apparatus including a stem portion. A lighting device is associated with the stem portion. The stem portion allows transmission of light from the lighting device into the stem portion wherein the stem portion emits light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Inventor: Leonard D. Franks
  • Patent number: 7896516
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a decorative artificial twig structure for displaying a lamp, comprising a bendable rod serving as a structural foundation, an electrical wire, and a decorative lamp connected to the electrical wire. The rod and electrical wire are bundled together and wrapped in a covering to a position on the bundle below an end of the lamp such that the lamp can emit light visible to a viewer of the decorative artificial twig structure. In another embodiment, the decorative artificial twig structure comprises a plurality of lamps, a plurality of electrical wires connected to the lamps, and a plurality of bendable rods serving as a structural foundation for the lamps and electrical wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Inventor: Jianrong Zhu
  • Publication number: 20110026244
    Abstract: A transport device used to connect to a jack-o-lantern which serves to both provide for an illumination source and an easy manner in which to transport the jack-o-lantern when it is illuminated. There are also provided related systems and methods of use of the device. The result provides for a jack-o-lantern to be easily transported as a lantern or costume prop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventor: Kirk A. Damman
  • Patent number: 7832906
    Abstract: A transport device used to connect to a jack-o-lantern which serves to both provide for an illumination source and an easy manner in which to transport the jack-o-lantern when it is illuminated. There are also provided related systems and methods of use of the device. The result provides for a jack-o-lantern to be easily transported as a lantern or costume prop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventor: Kirk A. Damman
  • Publication number: 20100254120
    Abstract: The invention discloses a light-emitting decorative accessory which includes a shaft, a first shoulder, a second shoulder, and a light-emitting module. The first shoulder and the second shoulder connect two opposite ends of the shaft respectively. The shaft has hollow space therein, and the outer diameter of the shaft is shorter than each outer diameter of the first shoulder and the second shoulder. The second shoulder has an upper surface with an aperture forming through the second shoulder and protruding to the hollow space inside the shaft. The light-emitting module includes a light-emitting unit, a circuit board, and a vibration switch for triggering the light-emitting unit. The light-emitting unit is electrically connected to the circuit board disposed on the upper surface of the second shoulder. The vibration switch is contained inside the hollow space inside the shaft and electrically connected to the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Inventor: SHEN-KO TSENG
  • Patent number: 7789521
    Abstract: The invention relates to an ornamental light and, more particularly, relates to an ornamental light with polychrome effect. The ornamental light includes at least one illuminant, a support frame with special shape and a film covered on the surface of the support frame. The film includes a transparent base plate and two polychrome films. Each of the polychrome film is stuck to each side of the base plate respectively. The venations of the two polychrome films are perpendicular to each other. The invention provides an ornamental light which can present different polychrome display effect, enough imagination and aesthetic feeling when viewed from different angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventor: Xuliang Li
  • Publication number: 20100177506
    Abstract: A light emitter has a light surround about the emitter formed from silicone having internally encapsulated plant materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: Vickie Jean's Creations, Inc.
    Inventor: Victoria Jean Van Dyn Hoven
  • Publication number: 20100108561
    Abstract: A pumpkin carving kit includes at least one pattern formed from a relatively thin, relatively flexible and relatively non-porous material that is substantially impervious to moisture. The pattern includes at least one cutout portion having a plurality of edges. The kit further includes a marking tool for marking an outline of the edges of the cutout portion(s) onto an exterior surface of a pumpkin. The kit further includes at least one cutting tool for carving the outline of the cutout portion(s) onto the exterior surface of the pumpkin. The kit further includes an illumination source for being positioned within the pumpkin to illuminate the cutout portion(s) when the pumpkin is viewed from an external perspective. The cutout portion(s) may define a sexually themed image and the cutting tool may include a handle portion that defines a sexually themed contour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: Tommy B. Enterprises, LLC d/b/a PORNKINS, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas M. Bramhall
  • Publication number: 20100097790
    Abstract: A lamp has a socket and a holder having a plug and a lens. The plug has a top surface, a light emitting diode (LED) mount and an LED. The LED mount is formed centrally on the top surface of the plug. The LED is mounted in the LED mount of the holder. The lens is mounted around the LED mount and has at least one auxiliary lens and a holding lens. Each auxiliary lens has an annulus and multiple decorative protrusions. The holding lens is mounted through the annulus of the auxiliary lens. Therefore, the holding lens and at least one auxiliary lens are manufactured individually to reduce manufacturing costs and complexity and attain easily adaptable designs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventor: Wei-Jen Tseng