Cabinet Patents (Class 362/133)
  • Patent number: 10801717
    Abstract: A cabinet and a kit for retrofitting a cabinet are disclosed. The cabinet includes a stationary box, at least one moveable wing attached to the stationary box and configured to open and close relative to the stationary box. The at least one moveable wing includes at least one of a door hinged to the stationary box or a drawer mounted via slide actuators to the stationary box. The cabinet also includes a reed switch attached to the stationary box, a magnet attached to the at least one moveable wing, and at least one light emitting diode (LED) fixture installed within the stationary box. Opening the at least one wing separates the reed switch from the magnet and permits current to flow to the at least one LED fixture to illuminate at least an interior portion of the stationary box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Hafele America Co.
    Inventors: Paul K. Smith, Jeffery R. Ratkus, Lucas J. Vermeer, Nicholas Klietsch, Nina Gueorguieva, Ronald Mann
  • Patent number: 10663152
    Abstract: An illumination system having a plurality of housings pivotably or rotatably secured to each other, and capable of directing light in different directions when the plurality of housing are reconfigured relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Maxim Lighting International, Inc.
    Inventor: Jacob Sperling
  • Patent number: 10551051
    Abstract: A cabinet and a kit for retrofitting a cabinet are disclosed. The cabinet includes a stationary box, at least one moveable wing attached to the stationary box and configured to open and close relative to the stationary box. The at least one moveable wing includes at least one of a door hinged to the stationary box or a drawer mounted via slide actuators to the stationary box. The cabinet also includes a reed switch attached to the stationary box, a magnet attached to the at least one moveable wing, and at least one light emitting diode (LED) fixture installed within the stationary box. Opening the at least one wing separates the reed switch from the magnet and permits current to flow to the at least one LED fixture to illuminate at least an interior portion of the stationary box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hafele America Co.
    Inventors: Paul K. Smith, Jeffery R. Ratkus, Lucas J. Vermeer, Nicholas Klietsch, Nina Gueorguieva, Ronald Mann
  • Patent number: 10488580
    Abstract: A display module includes a display panel and a light source module adjacent to the display panel. The light source module includes a circuit element and light-emitting units on the circuit element. The circuit element includes a first circuit board region and a second circuit board region adjacent to each other. The first circuit board region includes conductive layer(s) of a quantity M including a first conductive layer. The second circuit board region includes an insulating layer and conductive layers of a quantity N. The conductive layers of the quantity N include a second conductive layer and a third conductive layer. The insulating layer is between the second conductive layer and the third conductive layer. The first conductive layer of the first circuit board region is electrically connected to the third conductive layer of the second circuit board region. M and N are integers. M?1. N>M.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chun-Fang Chen, Wei-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10393353
    Abstract: Described are various embodiments of a luminaire and output element coupling mechanism therefor. In one embodiment, a recessable luminaire comprises two or more luminaire modules, each one of which comprising a recessable housing having opposed side walls. The luminaire further comprises an output element securable along and between these side walls to at least partially define an output of the luminaire, and opposed inwardly biased output coupling structures extending at least partially along respective side walls and adapted to receive and resiliently secure corresponding edges of the output element therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Axis Lighting Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Yaphe, Christianne Leblanc, Sebastien Bire, Andrew Miles
  • Patent number: 10041650
    Abstract: An illuminated storage assembly disposed within a vehicle is provided herein. The illuminated storage assembly includes a housing defining a storage compartment laterally extending into an instrument panel. A cover is operably coupled to the housing to support the cover between open and closed positions. A light source is disposed within the illuminated storage assembly and is configured to illuminate a feature of the illuminated storage assembly based on the position of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Scott Holmes Dunham, Kathleen M. Parlow, Cornel Lewis Gardner
  • Patent number: 9863607
    Abstract: An optical system for a stage lamp wherein the optical system comprises: a light source, a light condensing device, an effect component, a lens, a multi-reflector optical component fixed on an upper portion of the lens, a light emitted by the light source being reflected by the light condensing device and converged to form a main light beam along a transmission direction of the light, the main light beam sequentially passing through the effect component and the lens and being reflected by the multi-reflector optical component; wherein the multi-reflector optical component is provided with at least three reflective mirrors, and is connected to a at least three-stage linkage mechanism which is capable of driving the multi-reflector optical component, and achieving a three-dimensional dynamic light spot effect. When the optical system according to the present invention is applied to the stage lamp, one lamp simultaneously presenting a plurality of same dynamic spot effects is implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU HAOYANG ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weikai Jiang
  • Patent number: 9801262
    Abstract: A power over Ethernet (PoE) interface device includes a knockout adapter. The knockout adapter is configured for mounting to a conduit knockout opening in an LED luminaire. The interface device includes a power assembly having an input section and an output section. The power assembly is connected to the knockout adapter such that the output section is positioned inside the luminaire when the knockout adapter is mounted to the luminaire. The power assembly further includes a data connector mounted to the input section. The data connector is configured to receive PoE signals from a data cable coupled to the data connector. Power output terminals are mounted to the output section and electrically coupled to the data connector. The power output terminals may be configured to couple the PoE signals from the data connector to an LED light source in the luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: John Helms
  • Patent number: 9766010
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method for illuminating the interior of a refrigerated appliance such as refrigerator, freezer or combination includes storage shelf or surface in the appliance, a divider positioned relative at shelf or storage surface, and a divider lighting subassembly on the divider. Electrical power is provided from an electrical power source in the appliance to the divider lighting subassembly on the divider. Light sources of the divided light subassembly can be selected to illuminate from a position on the divider. Different lighting schemes can be instructed to the light sources. The light sources can be LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Umakant Suresh Katu, Basavraj Ishwar Sankhgond
  • Patent number: 9534764
    Abstract: An illuminated windshield system includes a trim member with a channel for receiving a windshield, and a windshield mounted in the channel and having an edge. A light source is interposed between the channel of the trim member and the edge of the windshield. The light source is disposed facing the edge of the windshield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: TAYLOR MADE GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Trajlinek, Philip A. Oakes
  • Patent number: 9441814
    Abstract: Described are various embodiments of a luminaire and output element coupling mechanism therefore. In one embodiment, a recessable luminaire comprises two or more luminaire modules, each one of which comprising a recessable housing having opposed side walls. The luminaire further comprises an output element securable along and between these side walls to at least partially define an output of the luminaire, and opposed inwardly biased output coupling structures extending at least partially along respective side walls and adapted to receive and resiliently secure corresponding edges of the output element therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Axis Lighting Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Yaphe, Christianne Leblanc, Sebastien Bire, Andrew Miles
  • Patent number: 9388969
    Abstract: Lighting fixtures for attachment to architectural surface structures are adapted to hold light sources. The lighting fixtures may include a base plate and mounting brackets. Clamps are provided that may bias the light source in either the forward or rearward direction. The clamps may include spring arms that center the light source within the fixture in addition to retaining the light source in place. The fixtures may further accommodate overlying structures, such as lenses. The lighting fixtures facilitate use with a variety of different architectural structures and formation in various shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventor: David E. Doubek
  • Patent number: 9385489
    Abstract: An adjustable electrical-power outlet strip (AEOS) that allows a selected quantity of electrical receptacles to be connected on a single power strip. In addition to the electrical receptacles there is also a USB port that can be connected via a USB cable to charge an electronic component such as a cell phone. The AEOS is also designed to allow each of the connected power receptacles to be rotated to an optimum usable angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventor: Calvin Wang
  • Patent number: 9322532
    Abstract: A lamp includes: a lamp circuit board, wherein two power input/output terminals are respectively provided on two side of the lamp circuit board; a lighting element, wherein the lighting element is mounted on the lamp circuit board for being driven and lightened; a plurality of magnetic parts connected to the lamp circuit board, so as to detachably and magnetically attaching the lamp circuit board by the magnetic parts, wherein the magnetic part is connected to the lamp circuit board by a bolt and a nut, and a spring is placed between the bolt and the nut for supporting; and a connecting wire comprising a cable and two plugs respectively mounted at two ends of the cable, wherein one of the plugs is connected to a power supplier and the other plug is connected to the power input/output terminal for supplying the lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Hangzhou LMenergysolution Lighting Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Limin Yang
  • Patent number: 9297509
    Abstract: A work light has a head section with a single piece metal channel having a rear portion and opposing side flanges. The rear portion and side flanges extending longitudinally along the channel. Light has a handle section. LEDs are mounted on channel such that the channel is heatsink for the LEDs. A transparent single piece lens assembly covers the LEDs, the lens assembly has a corresponding plurality of convex lenses, each convex lens forward of each LED, the lens assembly attached to the rear portion of the channel. Forward edges of the side flanges of the channel extend farther forward from the rear surface than the lens assembly for protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: BRASSCORP LIMITED
    Inventors: Donald L. Klipstein, Robert Tod Whitfield
  • Patent number: 9033556
    Abstract: An electronic incense-stick assembly includes a burning chamber, a number of electronic sticks simulating burning sticks, a wind speed sensor and a controller. The electronic sticks are arranged in the burning chamber. Each of the electronic sticks includes a light guide bar, a glowing end, and a light source. The light guide bar includes a first end and a second end away from the first end. The light source is positioned at the first end. The glowing head is positioned at the second end and simulates the glowing tip of an incense stick. The wind speed sensor is located on the exterior of the burning chamber, and senses changes in the wind speed outside the burning chamber. The controller adjusts the brightness of the light source according to the wind speed sensed by the wind speed sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bing-Heng Lee
  • Publication number: 20150131270
    Abstract: Generally, the present disclosure provides for a light engine, in particular a rack-mounted light engine that can be used in a lighting system. The rack mounted light engine can be positioned in an electronics component rack such a light distribution system using hollow light ducts may distribute the light over a large area, such as a data center. Such a light distribution can use a generated light more efficiently by directing the light to the fronts or backs of the electronics cabinet, rather than for general room illumination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Karl J.L. Geisler
  • Patent number: 9028084
    Abstract: A refrigerator with an ultraviolet LED may be provided that includes: a base disposed on a first member and a second member which are placed within the refrigerator and have one surfaces having facing directions crossing each other; a first fixing member disposed between the base and the first member; a second fixing member disposed between the base and the second member; and an ultraviolet LED being disposed on the top surface of the base and emitting light toward the interior space of the refrigerator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Hyoung Maeng, Dong Nyung Lim, Sang Jun Hong, Young Suck Byun, Dae Soo Jeong
  • Patent number: 9024546
    Abstract: An illuminated latch apparatus is provided. The illuminated latch apparatus can include a latch member 100 with at least one surface 110 having a channel 120 formed therein. A light guide 200 having a first end 210 and a second end 220 can be at least partially disposed within the channel 120. A light source 310 can be disposed proximate the first end 210 of the light guide 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark S. Tracy, Earl W. Moore
  • Patent number: 8978405
    Abstract: There is described a food cooling appliance (1) having an outer casing (2) extending along a vertical reference axis (A); a food cooling chamber (3) housed inside the outer casing (2) and of a given length (L1) measured along the reference axis; at least one food-supporting shelf (5) positioned firmly, m but in easily removable manner, inside the cooling chamber; a primary inductor (8) extending in a direction parallel to the reference axis, and of a length (L2) substantially equal or less than the length of the cooling chamber; one or more light-emitting units (18) located along an outer peripheral edge of the shelf and coplanar with the shelf; and at least on secondary inductor (9) housed in the shelf to supply the light-emitting diodes (18) with electric current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Paolo Alberghetti, Magnus Bergendahl, Edi Fabbro, Giancarlo Arrigoni, Ivan Muzzolini, Donatella Muzzolini, Marinella Valincich
  • Patent number: 8981416
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting diode has a carrier substrate. The light-emitting diode also contains an active layer that generates and emits electromagnetic radiation at a carrier front face. The active layer is mounted on the carrier substrate. At least one contacting device is located on a carrier rear face and is arranged simultaneously for electrical contacting and for mechanical attachment of the light-emitting diode. The contacting device includes a contact region. The contact region and/or the contacting device, seen in a side view parallel to the carrier rear face, are elevated in a U-shape or L-shape above the carrier rear face and/or extend in a lateral direction away from the active layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventor: Simon Schicktanz
  • Publication number: 20150036326
    Abstract: A modular illumination system for a gondola display having a power panel that attached over a gondola and includes electrically powered standards for supplying power to a shelf connected to the panel. Shelves having electrically conductive brackets are adapted to interconnect to and be suspended from various corresponding locations along standards. Illumination sources, such as LED strips, are positioned on the shelf and connected to each of the shelf brackets. Each shelf may additionally include one or more auxiliary power outlets attached to the bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Peter Scott Maciulewicz
  • Patent number: 8913848
    Abstract: A microscopic image fusion method based on region growing judges the fuzzy degree of the microscopic image and determines the fuzzy seed block by evaluating the definition of every image block in the microscopic image. Then, the fuzzy region and clear region are exactly segmented by region growing and are marked. Finally, a clear and high-quality microscopic image, fused by a plurality of microscopic images, is obtained. Due to the combination of the definition evaluation of the microscopic image, and segmentation of the fuzzy region and clear region by region growing, the fusion results of the microscopic image of the present invention show great advantages at the subjective human perception and the objective evaluation. Furthermore, the present invention has simple calculation and stable result, is easy to be implemented and adapted for fusing the digital optical microscopic images which are shot by shallow depth of field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Ningbo University
    Inventors: Gangyi Jiang, Cuixia Bai, Mei Yu, Yigang Wang, Zongju Peng, Feng Shao
  • Patent number: 8911042
    Abstract: An adjustable refrigerator shelf assembly receives electrical power through a loosely draped conductor held within a pocket on one side of the shelf assembly. The shelf assembly may include a detent mechanism allowing adjustment of the shelf assembly upward and downward by successive lifting and lowering of the shelf without direct manipulation of a detent or a lock allowing both the detent mechanism and conductor to be wholly covered at all times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Bassi, Marco Sclip
  • Patent number: 8870405
    Abstract: An illumination device includes an elongate rod-shaped lamp having at least one light emitting diode, an electronic module coupled to a power supply device, a magnetic reed switch coupled with the power supply and a magnetic member, the illumination device being configured such that the lamp is turned ON or OFF in response to the magnetic reed switch and the magnetic member approaching or moving away from one another. The illumination device is installed in a drawer of a cabinet to automatically emit light whenever the drawer is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Nan Juen International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung-Chang Chung
  • Patent number: 8864334
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to a lighting assembly and method for illuminating a vertical planar area, such as a merchandise display. The lighting assembly can comprise a circuit board having a plurality of LEDs arranged in a substantially straight line and an LED driver circuit, and an integral lens assembly. The integral lens assembly can have a plurality of lenses and each of the plurality of lenses can be placed over a corresponding one of the plurality of LEDs. The lenses capture the light from the respective LED, modify its beam pattern, and re-project the light such that the light emitted from the lighting assembly is distributed substantially evenly in a vertical plane or direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: RTC Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John Wesley Swafford, Jr., David S. Breslow, Joseph Christian Ernest
  • Patent number: 8858013
    Abstract: A merchandiser including a case defining a product display area and having case structure. The merchandiser also includes a light assembly. The light assembly has a light housing and a light source coupled to the light housing to direct light generally toward the product display area. The merchandiser further includes an attachment mechanism having a magnet housing and a magnet substantially enclosed by the magnet housing. The attachment mechanism is coupled to the light housing opposite the light source to attach the light assembly to the case structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Hussmann Corporation
    Inventors: Joel Attey, Mark Miller, Timothy D. Anderson, Ken Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20140266761
    Abstract: A medical supply cabinet having improved features for user access, user control, and illumination is provided. The supply cabinet is provided with a selectively controllable illumination source, such as light-emitting diodes, that provide the operator with visual information regarding access to individual compartments of the supply cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: James A. Michael
  • Publication number: 20140268691
    Abstract: An illuminated shelving system is disclosed comprising components that are simple in design, aesthetically pleasing, and relatively inexpensive to manufacture and install, wherein the electrical connections for powering the illuminated shelves are hidden from view and do not detract from the aesthetic appeal of the shelving system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Jackie Ellis Hinkle
  • Publication number: 20140184069
    Abstract: A battery powered LED lamp suitable for mounting on the inside surface of a cabinet door is described. The LEDs are arranged such that their light will illuminate the inside of the cabinet and its contents when the cabinet door is opened and left in a position roughly ninety degrees from its closed position. In a favorite embodiment, a photo sensor sends a signal to a microprocessor whenever the light level at the photo sensor is suddenly increased, which would likely happen whenever the door is opened. The microprocessor reacts to the signal by activating one or more LEDs for a prescribed period of time. Multiple LEDs are arranged in a pattern that will broadcast light into several shelves within the cabinet at the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: JERRELL PENN HOLLAWAY
  • Patent number: 8746916
    Abstract: A showcase comprising an illumination apparatus which includes a shade member constituted of a light-transmitting front wall positioned on the side of the light emitting surfaces of LED elements, and a back wall positioned on the side of a substrate provided with the LED elements, the front wall comprising a curved portion having an arc-like section and a pair of flat portions extended continuously from both ends of the curved portion to intersect with the back wall at an acute angle, corner portions where the flat portions intersect with the back wall being a pair of engaging portions; and a holder provided with a plurality of engagement portions and the like with which the engaging portions are disengageably engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Oketani, Hiroshi Okumura, Yoichi Amari
  • Patent number: 8746908
    Abstract: A medical supply cabinet having improved features for user access, user control, and illumination is provided. The supply cabinet is provided with a selectively controllable illumination source, such as light-emitting diodes, that provide the operator with visual information regarding access to individual compartments of the supply cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: AutoMed Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: James A. Michael
  • Patent number: 8684552
    Abstract: A lighted furniture apparatus and kit having a base, a plurality of side panels, a top, and a lighting element. At least a portion of the side panels are at least partially light transmitting. The side panels include vertical edges, each defining a partially-enclosed rod-receiving passage. An elongated connecting rod is configured to be slidably received within the rod-receiving passages of two adjacent panels to secure them together. The lighting element may be disposed within the interior space formed by the base, side panels, and top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Agio International Company, Ltd
    Inventor: Martin de Blois
  • Publication number: 20140043797
    Abstract: Disclosed are display systems comprised of at least one wall panel and at least one shelf comprising a light fixture, the wall panel having two rows of parallel slots, one set of parallel slots (either on the wall panel or uprights adjacent to the wall panel), providing cooperative access by support brackets disposed on the shelf for supporting the shelf, the support brackets not carrying any of the electrical circuitry for the light fixture, one other set of parallel slots providing cooperative access for electrical contact elements disposed on the shelf to an electric source element disposed on the wall panel and providing electricity to the light fixture. Also disclosed are wall panels, shelves and lighting devices that may be used, alone or in combination, for new installations or in retrofitting existing display systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Sungal Corporation
    Inventor: Yeyang Sun
  • Patent number: 8646935
    Abstract: A retail display shelf system has a gondola. There are a pair of conductive standards which are cooperatively configured for supporting conductive shelf support brackets. A circuit board has an array of light emitting diodes. The circuit board has, at each end, a connector. Each connector is adapted to connect electrically to its respective shelf support bracket, so that current travels from a low voltage power supply through the somewhat vertical standards through the shelf support brackets, through the circuit board, to power each of the LEDs, to illuminate local parts of the retail display shelf system. Various display elements reflect or transmit the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: POP Displays USA LLC
    Inventor: Joel Karan
  • Publication number: 20130279156
    Abstract: A lighting assembly is generally elongate having a base and a lens, which are configured to cooperatively define a cavity for receiving a light emitting device therein. The lens includes an inner layer and an outer layer, the inner layer being configured to diffuse light from the light emitting device passing through the lens and the outer layer being configured to change the hue of light passing through the lens. The outer layer and the inner layer are configured to provide the lens with four refractive surfaces for light passing through the lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Brian Kaule, James Stanley, James A. DeHope
  • Patent number: 8562167
    Abstract: Cabinets having various light-emitting-translucent-shelf (LETS) are shown and described. The LETS may include at least one light-channel defined by a wooden component, at least one light source positionable within the at least one light-channel, and a translucent sheet horizontally positioned above the at least one light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Peter Meier Inc, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Meier, Marte Lewis Yerkins
  • Patent number: 8545045
    Abstract: Modular LED lighting systems can provide under-cabinet lighting. According to some embodiments, an LED lighting system may be provided with at least one LED light strip, a switch unit, and a removable electrical connector electrically connecting the at least one LED light strip to the switch unit in an end-to-end configuration. According to other embodiments, a modular under-cabinet LED lighting system may be provided having a plurality of LED light strip units having a female power receptacle at each end thereof, and at least one removable electrical connector received within respective female power receptacles at respective ends of an adjacent pair of the LED light strip units to electrically connect the pair of LED light strip units in series one to another in an end-to-end configuration. Because of the modular nature of the various components, a lighting system tailored to a specific under-cabinet lighting need can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Rev-A-Shelf Company, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Tress
  • Patent number: 8459817
    Abstract: There is described a food refrigeration appliance (1) having a casing (2); a food refrigeration chamber (3) housed inside the casing (2); a food-supporting shelf (5) located inside the refrigeration chamber (3); and a lighting system (7), in turn having a number of spot light sources (7a) fixed stably to the shelf (5), and a power line (8) for electrically powering the spot light sources (7a); the lighting system (7) having a number of straight tracks (14) made of electrically conducting material and fixed stably to the shelf (5) to define an electric circuit (9) connecting the spot light sources (7a) to the power line (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Paolo Alberghetti, Ilan Cohen
  • Patent number: 8443617
    Abstract: Provided is a rail assembly fixed to the sides of a storage compartment of a refrigerator, with rail housings supporting rail members that insert and extrude a storage container, and a light source fixed to a rail housing to indicate whether a certain function is being performed in the storage compartment and function as a lamp that illuminates the inside of the storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jin-Woo Park
  • Publication number: 20130016500
    Abstract: Modular LED lighting systems can provide under-cabinet lighting. According to some embodiments, an LED lighting system may be provided with at least one LED light strip, a switch unit, and a removable electrical connector electrically connecting the at least one LED light strip to the switch unit in an end-to-end configuration. According to other embodiments, a modular under-cabinet LED lighting system may be provided having a plurality of LED light strip units having a female power receptacle at each end thereof, and at least one removable electrical connector received within respective female power receptacles at respective ends of an adjacent pair of the LED light strip units to electrically connect the pair of LED light strip units in series one to another in an end-to-end configuration. Because of the modular nature of the various components, a lighting system tailored to a specific under-cabinet lighting need can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: TRESCO INTERNATIONAL LTD. CO.
    Inventor: Christopher TRESS
  • Patent number: 8293527
    Abstract: Animal cell colonies are picked up automatically by an apparatus having a picking head with a plurality of hollow pins and an integrated imager for capturing an image of adherent or non-adherent animal cell colonies held in liquid or semi-solid medium. Image processing identifies the locations of the animal cell colonies to be picked. Picking an animal cell colony is performed by aligning each of the hollow pins in turn with a target animal cell colony location, introducing the hollow pin into the medium, and aspirating the animal cell colony into the hollow pin. In the case of an adherent colony, the distal end of the pin is forced into oscillation to detach the animal cell colony prior to aspiration. The animal cell colony is dispensed into a well plate by increasing pressure in the fluid conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Molecular Devices (New Milton) Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Richmond, Christopher Mann, Andrew Board, Yonggang Jiang
  • Patent number: 8293525
    Abstract: Animal cell colonies are picked up automatically by an apparatus having a picking head with a plurality of hollow pins and an integrated imager for capturing an image of adherent or non-adherent animal cell colonies held in liquid or semi-solid medium. Image processing identifies the locations of the animal cell colonies to be picked. Picking an animal cell colony is performed by aligning each of the hollow pins in turn with a target animal cell colony location, introducing the hollow pin into the medium, and aspirating the animal cell colony into the hollow pin. In the case of an adherent colony, the distal end of the pin is forced into oscillation to detach the animal cell colony prior to aspiration. The animal cell colony is dispensed into a well plate by increasing pressure in the fluid conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Molecular Devices (New Milton) Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Richmond, Christopher Mann, Andrew Board, Yonggang Jiang
  • Patent number: 8293526
    Abstract: Animal cell colonies are picked up automatically by an apparatus having a picking head with a plurality of hollow pins and an integrated imager for capturing an image of adherent or non-adherent animal cell colonies held in liquid or semi-solid medium. Image processing identifies the locations of the animal cell colonies to be picked. Picking an animal cell colony is performed by aligning each of the hollow pins in turn with a target animal cell colony location, introducing the hollow pin into the medium, and aspirating the animal cell colony into the hollow pin. In the case of an adherent colony, the distal end of the pin is forced into oscillation to detach the animal cell colony prior to aspiration. The animal cell colony is dispensed into a well plate by increasing pressure in the fluid conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Molecular Devices (New Milton) Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Richmond, Christopher Mann, Andrew Board, Yonggang Jiang
  • Patent number: 8293520
    Abstract: Animal cell colonies are picked up automatically by an apparatus having a picking head with a plurality of hollow pins and an integrated imager for capturing an image of adherent or non-adherent animal cell colonies held in liquid or semi-solid medium. Image processing identifies the locations of the animal cell colonies to be picked. Picking an animal cell colony is performed by aligning each of the hollow pins in turn with a target animal cell colony location, introducing the hollow pin into the medium, and aspirating the animal cell colony into the hollow pin. In the case of an adherent colony, the distal end of the pin is forced into oscillation to detach the animal cell colony prior to aspiration. The animal cell colony is dispensed into a well plate by increasing pressure in the fluid conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Molecular Devices (New Milton) Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Richmond, Christopher Mann, Andrew Board, Yonggang Jiang
  • Patent number: 8277070
    Abstract: A counter includes a base and a countertop spaced from the base that has an edge that defines a border of the countertop. An edge or support collar is disposed between the base and the countertop, the edge collar including a light-transmissive band that extends along the border of the countertop. The light-transmissive band has an inner side and an outer side opposite the inner side that forms a stratified outer edge with the edge of the countertop. A light source is positioned adjacent the inner side of the edge collar and configured to emit light outward through the light-transmissive band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Crafted Countertops, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph R. Schwarz
  • Publication number: 20120230018
    Abstract: An illuminated shelving system is provided having light bars attached to the shelves. The light bars are electrically connected to a power strip that conducts electricity from a wall outlet to a plurality of light bars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: DCI Marketing, Inc. (a Wisconsin corporation)
    Inventors: Jim Wiemer, Ryan Brobst, Jan Pergande
  • Patent number: 8240891
    Abstract: A lamp arrangement with a lamp housing with at least one housing surface having at least one module connecting device, and at least one module set including at least two housing connecting modules. The housing connecting modules have a correspondingly configured connecting device for connection to the module connecting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Sandor Albert, Horst Seibel
  • Patent number: 8240870
    Abstract: A halogen light fixture for mounting under a cabinet and over a counter surface, as in a kitchen, has a housing between opposite end caps adaptable to fixtures of varying lengths. A partition between the end caps cooperates with a housing top and rear wall to provide a closed wiring compartment including a power switch accessible on a bottom of the partition. A translucent diffuser panel is supported in open slots formed in the end caps and can be pulled from the slots for access to the lamps sockets. The fixture is held together by screws passing through the housing and the end caps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Troy-CSL Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Pickett, Maer Skegin, Scott Searle
  • Patent number: 8215795
    Abstract: A lighting assembly (9) for a standard in-store display shelf (2). The standard shelf is mounted on a standard in-store shelf bracket (4), having in-store header mounting hardware (6), which standard in-store display shelf (2) includes a conventional metal spring clip (10) for mounting a standard light fixture. The lighting assembly has a mount (11) for spring mounting to clip (10). The mount has rails (16-19), which form a pair of board channels (19A-B). A circuit board (20) slide mounts into the board channels. The circuit board serves as a mount for an array of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: POP Displays USA, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Pichel