With Border, Fence, Gate Or Awning Patents (Class 362/152)
  • Patent number: 11313539
    Abstract: A personalized lighting device includes a base, a first column, a second column, and a translucent colored panel. The first column includes a first end coupled to the base. The second column is spaced apart from the first column. The second column includes a first end coupled to the base. The translucent colored panel spans a space between the first column and the second column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Rain E. Santistevan
  • Patent number: 11209148
    Abstract: A security lighting system for a perimeter fence includes a plurality of light fixtures. Each light fixture has a lower end secured to a vertical fence post, an upper end including a low voltage LED for generating light, an extension tube extending from the lower end of the light fixture to the upper end of the light fixture for locating the low voltage LED above top horizontal fence pipes of the perimeter fence, and a light directing element covering the low voltage LED for directing light generated by the low voltage LED in a downward direction toward the ground. Low voltage electrically conductive wiring interconnects the light fixtures to low voltage current provided by a power source. The low voltage electrically conductive wiring is strung along the top horizontal fence pipes and is exposed as it extends horizontally between the light fixtures at the top of said perimeter fence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Mind Head LLC
    Inventors: David M. Beausoleil, Paul Eugene Britt
  • Patent number: 11108197
    Abstract: A power cable assembly includes a lamp that has a base. A power cord extends outwardly from the base and the power cord is electrically coupled to a power source comprising a female electrical outlet. A housing is provided and the power cord extends through the housing. The housing has a first power port and a second power port. Each of the first power port and the second power port is in electrical communication with the power cord. A surge protector is positioned within the housing to protect the power cord, the first power port and the second power port from electrical surges. Each of the first power port and the second power port can supply electrical power for an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Kirk Sjolund
  • Patent number: 10876727
    Abstract: A fence assembly with a lighting system includes a hollow fixing base defining a plurality of first opening at an upper end thereof, a fence body, a plurality of light strips and electrical wires. The fence body includes a plurality of hollow second posts, and is removably connected to the fixing base and configured for sealing the plurality of first openings. Inner space of the fixing base communicates with inner space of the second posts. The plurality of light strips has a first end fixed in the fixing base and has the other part received in corresponding hollow second post. The electrical wires are accommodated within the inner space of the fixing base and used for electrically connecting with the first ends of the plurality of light strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG YUHAO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jun Xi
  • Patent number: 10816174
    Abstract: A security light system for a fence includes a security light having a light module with an LED, a hat overlying the LED for reflecting light, a junction box having an interior compartment containing an LED driver for controlling operation of the LED, the junction box including a front end having a front opening and a rear end opposite the front end, and a front cover plate covering the front opening. The security light includes an extension tube having an upper end secured to the light module and a lower end secured to the junction box, a clamp assembly for securing the junction box to a fence post, and an offset bracket positioned between a rear end of the junction box and the fence post for spacing the junction box from the fence post which, in turn, spaces the hat from the fence post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: David M. Beausoleil, Paul Eugene Britt
  • Patent number: 10810622
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying advertisements to occupants of vehicles are disclosed. An electronic display is placed between a transparent or translucent cover and a back unit. A camera captures images which are used to determine vehicle identification information for nearby vehicles. Advertising content is displayed on the electronic display based on the vehicle identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Benjamin Elias Blumenthal
  • Patent number: 10677449
    Abstract: A multifunctional inductive lamp includes a lamp housing having a structure in a cylinder shape. A mounting seat capable of rotating around a central axis is arranged at a lower end of the lamp housing. A camera is movably connected to a lower end of the mounting seat via a transversely arranged rotation shaft and is provided with a sound collector and a data storage. A surface of the lamp housing is provided therein with a first groove extending along an axial direction, the first groove having a cross-section in a sector shape with an angle of not less than 180°, being provided therein with an LED lamp set, and being covered on a surface thereof with a light-transmitting lampshade. An inductive detector is arranged at a lower portion of the lamp housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Ningbo Fiercer Leopard Electrical Appliance Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jianqing Cui
  • Patent number: 10563824
    Abstract: Provided are a substrate used for an LED encapsulation, a three-dimensional LED encapsulation comprising the substrate, a bulb comprising the three-dimensional LED encapsulation and a manufacturing method therefor. The substrate is spiral lines in shape, at least one of the ends of the substrate is provided with an electrode lead wire, the electrode lead wire is connected with the substrate by a connective component and/or connective materials, the spiral lines of the substrate comprise gaps between each other, and a smooth curve and/or a plurality of polylines end to end is formed at least partly at the edge of the substrate. The three-dimensional LED encapsulation and the bulb comprising the three-dimensional LED encapsulation comprise the substrate, multiple LED chips in series and/or parallel are arranged on the substrate, the multiple LED chips are let out by the electrode lead wire of one end of the substrate and the other end of the substrate as the other electrode lead wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SIM Lighting Design Company Limited
    Inventor: Andrew Yeung
  • Patent number: 10562605
    Abstract: A composite floor panel includes a cover sheet, a base sheet, a core layer, and a plurality of light sources. The cover sheet has a user-facing side and an underside that is opposite from the user-facing side. The base sheet is below the underside of the cover sheet. The core layer includes a plurality of honeycomb cells bonded to one another. The core layer is disposed between the cover sheet and the base sheet. The light sources are configured to emit light through the cover sheet to provide lighting effects above the user-facing side of the cover sheet. The light sources are disposed between the user-facing side of the cover sheet and the core layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Yakentim M. Ibrahim, Karen L. Hills
  • Patent number: 10542608
    Abstract: A rain gutter illumination system having a cover for attaching to a rain gutter with an aperture along the substantial length of the cover, and opposing recesses for retaining a decorative insert. When the decorative insert is inserted in the cover, it is held in place by the recesses, and a light source and optional diffusing panel may be arranged in the cover so that the light source projects light through the aperture of the illuminable surface. The light source may be remotely controllable using a wireless remote control device, such as a smart phone over a network connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Stephane Martinez
  • Patent number: 10495291
    Abstract: A cobra arm enclosure device has a hull, a lid, and features for a light pole and a light fixture to attach hereto. The device has a generally rectangular prismatic form that sheds precipitation and ice. It has a top surface upon the lid, a bottom surface upon the hull, a left side, a right side, a front, and a back. The enclosure has an extension that fits into a light fixture. The back of the enclosure has a receiver that fits upon a light pole arm. The enclosure has a width generally greater than that of the cobra arm. Within the invention, it has a storage capacity for electrical components. The invention is an inline enclosure for direct transmission of electrical power and signaling. The invention serves in a system where a central control operates street lighting across a city.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Labyrinth Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John T. Stegeman, Theodore J. Stegeman
  • Patent number: 10240766
    Abstract: An expandable light emitting diode (LED) light system, including an expandable LED light ball, and a control box to control the expandable LED light ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: Kenneth Woodworth
  • Patent number: 9822494
    Abstract: A grating assembly and a method for manufacturing the same. The grating assembly comprises a plurality of crossbars that are secured together. The grating assembly includes a decorative image that is visible when approaching the grating. The image is formed by providing one or more image sections on one or more of the crossbars of the grating assembly. Each of the crossbars has a front surface and an opposed back surface and the one or more image sections are provided on one or both of the front surface and the back surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Ohio Gratings, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Bartley, II, John C. Bartley, Thomas P. Gerber
  • Patent number: 9497958
    Abstract: A unit for dispensing repellant having a heating element powered by hydrocarbon combustion. A tank connection assembly within the unit attaches a fuel cartridge and a valve activator controls fuel flowing from the cartridge. A lever that is communication with the fuel activator is independently controllable by a user to initiate and terminate flow of fuel and also is controllable by the unit's cover to terminate fuel flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Thermacell Repellents, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Shapiro, Wender Wang
  • Patent number: 9419177
    Abstract: Compositions, devices, and methods for optimizing photosynthetically active radiation by utilizing a composition comprising a quantum confinement material having an emission spectra of between 300 nm and 545 nm, and a quantum confinement material having an emission spectra of between 545 nm and 750 nm where the composition may be embedded in and/or coated on one or more transparent surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: HGCI, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Austin BeVier, Charles Hugo Ostman, Larwence L. Brooke
  • Patent number: 9279558
    Abstract: A luminaire (10) comprises at least one elongate luminaire housing (16), a plurality of lens segments (22, 24, 26, 28) extending through the at least one elongate luminaire housing, the lens segments having at least one edge which is cut on an angle, wherein an adjacent edge of adjacent lens segments form supplementary angles, at least one end constraint at ends of the plurality of elongate lens segments, at least one temperature compensation unit (50) disposed between ends of the plurality of elongate lens segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Radu Gnasienco
  • Patent number: 9200777
    Abstract: An illumination device for planar light sources gives uniform illumination on an illuminated plane. A of lengthwise direction and length of breadthwise direction are different from each other. The illumination device includes a planar light source and an optical element including a light receiving surface for receiving light form the planar light source and a light exiting surface. A shape of the planar light source is symmetric with respect to x-axis and y-axis and a length of the shape in x-axis direction is shorter than length of the shape in y-axis direction; the center of the planar light source is set as the origin and two axes orthogonal to each other are selected as x-axis and y-axis. Assuming that the maximum value of x-coordinate of the planar light source is a and the maximum value of y-coordinate of the planar light source is b, the following relationships hold: h ab = ( h a + a ) - ( h b + b ) ( h a + a ) h ab ? 0.02 .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: NALUX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsumoto Ikeda, Daisuke Seki
  • Patent number: 9127833
    Abstract: A unit for dispensing repellant that is mounted on a fence post. The unit also has a lighting system for illuminating an area. The dispensing system and lighting system are operable independently of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Thermacell Repellents, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Shapiro, Wender Wang
  • Patent number: 8905570
    Abstract: A lighting assembly for illuminating a deck area having a longitudinally extending base plate having a front side and a back side, a lamp having at least one LED and a circuit board, and a heat sink connected to said circuit board. The lighting assembly and the electrical wire can be hidden from view, providing a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Furthermore, the lighting system can be installed simultaneously with the deck itself, or afterwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Michael S. Hartman
  • Patent number: 8845124
    Abstract: A security lighting system includes security lights mounted atop fence posts. Each security light has a light module including a central housing having outwardly extending support arms. A LED unit is mounted in a depression formed in a top surface of the central housing, and a hat covers the top surface of the central housing for allowing only reflected light to escape from light module. The security light has a junction box containing electrical components, and an extension tube having an upper end secured to the light module and a lower end secured to the junction box. The security light includes a clamp assembly for securing the junction box atop a fence post, and an alignment system for aligning the extension tube with the longitudinal axis of the fence post so that the support arms extend perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the fence post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventors: David M. Beausoleil, Paul Eugene Britt
  • Patent number: 8847782
    Abstract: A cylindrical hollow body fence post disposed according to the present invention features a first closed-geometry longitudinally hollow inner profile interconnected by at least two longitudinally extending bridging elements to a second closed-geometry longitudinally extending outer profile. The tubular post comprises one or more longitudinal housing for receiving illuminating elements. The illuminating elements are powered by a solar panel. The longitudinal housings receiving the illuminating elements are closed by longitudinal coverings providing a dovetail connection with the open end of the housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kosedag Tel Orme Sanayi ve Ticaret Ithalat Ihracat A.S.
    Inventor: Ali Kösedag
  • Patent number: 8845125
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a vehicle barrier system and method of use. The vehicle barrier system includes a control system adapted to pivot a gate arm between a horizontal position and a vertical position to control the flow of vehicle or pedestrian traffic in control access areas such as parking lots, or parking garages. The gate arm includes inset channels that are disposed along the longitudinal axis of the gate arm and configured to each removeably receive an array of light emitting diodes to increase visibility and alert drivers or pedestrians to the presence of a gate arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: GateArm Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Russel Lumsden, Jaikeeshan Sirju, Bryce Charles Fortney
  • Publication number: 20140215707
    Abstract: A water basin, such as, for example, a swimming pool, consisting of a lank which can be filled with water and edge stones arranged in a row against one another at the edge of the tank and of an illumination which extends in the region of the edge, wherein at least one of the edge stones consists at least partially of transparent or translucent material and has arranged in its interior at least one light source of which the light rays can exit through the transparent or translucent regions of the edge stone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Hans-Robert Blum
  • Patent number: 8789964
    Abstract: A support for a decorative item includes a stanchion with a first end and a second end. A flexible neck, having a first end and a second end, is connected to the second end of the stanchion at a first end thereof. At least one attachment device lies between the first and second end of the stanchion for attaching a decorative item to the stanchion. A luminary is connected to the second end of the flexible neck to provide illumination to the decorative item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Evergreen Enterprises of Virginia, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy A. Lamm
  • Publication number: 20140168956
    Abstract: Provided is a traffic barrier for alerting oncoming traffic, comprising: a first post, a second post, an expandable barrier portion provided between the first and second posts, the barrier comprising an arrangement of pivotably connected arms, at least one lighting element provided on at least one of the pivotably connected arms. Also provided is a traffic barrier for alerting oncoming traffic, the traffic barrier having an collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration, the traffic barrier comprising: an expandable barrier portion comprising a plurality of pivotably connected arms arranged in a lazy tongs fashion to allow the barrier to expand from the collapsed configuration to the expanded configuration along a first axis, a first leg, and a second leg, wherein the first and second legs extend in a direction transverse to the first axis in the expanded configuration but withdraw towards the arms moving to the collapsed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: DUBLIN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: IAN BURNELL
  • Patent number: 8721108
    Abstract: An LED street light includes a central housing portion having two spaced-apart sidewalls, and two lateral housing portions disposed respectively on two opposite longitudinal sides of the central housing portion. Each lateral housing portion includes a first plate fixed to a respective sidewall and having a first plate opening, a second plate connected to the first plate, a curved plate connected to the second plate, and a reflection layer disposed on the curved plate and facing one of the sidewalls. The first plate and the curved plate of each lateral housing portion have bottom ends defining a bottom opening. A plurality of light-emitting modules are disposed on each sidewall. Each light-emitting module includes at least one LED element, and extends into one of the lateral housing portions through the first plate opening. The reflection layer reflects the light emitted by the LED element toward the bottom opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Lite-On Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Chung-En Lee
  • Patent number: 8690398
    Abstract: A vertically adjustable cubicle lamp may be suspended on two vertical rods configured to grip the upper edge of a cubicle wall. The lamp may be vertically positioned and secured through a frictional fit, a mechanical interface, or a wirelessly controlled traction motor. Lamp intensity may be controlled through a microprocessor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Evolution Lighting, LLC
    Inventor: Carrie Ann Restel
  • Publication number: 20140043798
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus comprising a first lighting assembly comprising at as one lower light source configured to cast light over at least a near field and a second lighting assembly comprising at least one upper light source configured to cast light over at least a far field, the second lighting assembly mounted above the lighting assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: LSI Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark James Krogman
  • Publication number: 20130314908
    Abstract: A security gate has two walls defining between them a passage through which an individual passes, for each wall, a transparent lighting window extending over at least part of the wall, for at least one of the edges of the lighting window, a light source intended to light the edge and to generate light beams that propagate through the thickness of the lighting window, and for each lighting window, at least one extraction zone provided on the lighting window and intended to transmit the light beams towards the face of the individual passing through the passage, the light beams thus transmitted forming, with respect to the plane of the lighting window from which they emanate, an angle adapted to the geometry of the security gate so as to optimize the lighting of the individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: MORPHO
    Inventors: Gilles Monteilliet, Florence Guillemot, Francois Rieul
  • Publication number: 20130214229
    Abstract: A baluster mounting system includes removably locking a baluster between oppositely disposed upper and lower surfaces. A first rail connector is fixed relative to either an upper or lower surface. A second rail connector is fixed relative to either the upper or lower surface which is opposite the first rail connector. A baluster is removably locked between the first and second rail connectors. The first rail connector is configured to slidably receive an end of the baluster and the second rail connector is configured to laterally receive an opposite end of the baluster. A locking sleeve is slidable along a portion of the baluster for locking engagement with the second rail connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: CREATIVE INDUSTRIES, LLC
  • Patent number: 8485690
    Abstract: A decorative light string clip device is provided for holding a string of lights in a desired configuration on a tree branch or other elongated support structure. The device includes an arcuate member having a pair of spaced free ends. The arcuate member has an outer perimeter edge extending between the free ends. A plurality of notches is provided in the member. Each of the notches extends inwardly from the outer perimeter edge of the member. The notches are radially positioned in spaced relationship around the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventors: Virginia Garcia, Valerie Garcia
  • Patent number: 8425075
    Abstract: A lighting mounting device that is fabricated from a number of hollow, flexible tubes, which can be interconnected by a series of elbows. Each of the tubes also has a slit, which allows a continuous string of lights to be mounted directly adjacent to the tubes. The string of lights can be connected via a plug to an electrical outlet that provides standard household electricity, with the tubes being positioned in a square or square-like configuration to allow the tubes to be mounted adjacent to a door frame or window frame for easy display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventors: Bruce P. Falat, Kathy Brown
  • Patent number: 8424850
    Abstract: A baluster mounting system includes removably locking a baluster between oppositely disposed upper and lower surfaces. A first rail connector is fixed relative to either an upper or lower surface. A second rail connector is fixed relative to either the upper or lower surface which is opposite the first rail connector. A baluster is removably locked between the first and second rail connectors. The first rail connector is configured to slidably receive an end of the baluster and the second rail connector is configured to laterally receive an opposite end of the baluster. A locking sleeve is slidable along a portion of the baluster and configured for locking engagement with the second rail connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Creative Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Richard G. Bennette
  • Patent number: 8408762
    Abstract: A post for a combined light fitting includes a hollow post body composed of at least two post walls, a connector is installed in at least one end of the post body, the connector is provided with a screw connecting hole for connection with outside. All the post walls constituting the post are made of one piece of fiber plate, and on the surface of the fiber plate, at least one V-shaped groove extending along the direction of its height is formed, the V-shaped groove divides the fiber plate into several post walls, and the respective post wall is turned over inward along the V-shaped groove to form the hollow post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Ching-Hui Chen
  • Patent number: 8328397
    Abstract: A lighting system provides a lighting fixture elevationally adjustable from an energized configuration to a bulb-replacement configuration wherein the bulbs can be replaced, such as without using a ladder. The lighting fixture is retained by a slide to a slot. When a user releases the slide, it can be directed toward the user until the user can access the light fixture, replace one or more bulbs, and then return the fixture to its predetermined elevation for normal use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Charles R. Long
  • Publication number: 20120287610
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus comprising a first lighting assembly comprising at least one lower light source configured to cast light over at least a near field and a second lighting assembly comprising at least one upper light source configured to cast light over at least a far field, the second lighting assembly mounted above the first lighting assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: LSI INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Mark James Krogman
  • Patent number: 8297777
    Abstract: A railing is provided with a pair of adjacent upright posts. Substantially parallel and spatially disposed opposing rails are supported by the posts. A plurality of balusters span the rails between the adjacent pair of posts, with the plurality of balusters defining first spaces between adjacent balusters and defining second spaces between each post and the respective adjacent baluster. One or more groups of one or more illuminating members are supported by each of a predetermined number of lighted balusters of the plurality of balusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Mile High Balusters
    Inventor: Duane M. McCall
  • Publication number: 20120236547
    Abstract: A lighting assembly for illuminating a deck area having a longitudinally extending base plate having a front side and a back side, a lamp having at least one LED and a circuit board, and a heat sink connected to said circuit board. The lighting assembly and the electrical wire can be hidden from view, providing a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Furthermore, the lighting system can be installed simultaneously with the deck itself, or afterwards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Michael S. Hartman
  • Patent number: 8262245
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for providing solar outdoor lighting including a generally U-shaped support pole. The support pole free-ends are spaced apart and attached to a base or substrate connected together by an upper joining section which connects orients and spaces apart the pole supports. Connected to the upper joining section is an electrical light source that is directed downward through a lens suspended below the joining section. Below the lens and above the base or substrate is a housing that includes the solar panel, a rechargeable battery, charging and illumination control circuitry, and activation circuitry to turn on the light at low ambient light levels. The support pole forms a safety barrier for the light source and solar panel from knocks while providing at least two poles for attached to a base or substrate. The present invention further relates to a water-resistant customer activation structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Simon Nicholas Richmond
  • Patent number: 8226260
    Abstract: A lighting fixture for deterring predation has a case containing a battery and one or more sources of illumination. A controller acts to cause intermittent flashing of the sources of illumination because the apparent motion deters predators. The case may have a bracket adapted for attachment to a post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: Ian Lloyd Whalan
  • Patent number: 8113696
    Abstract: A universal light ball system has a light source with a substantially round housing disposed within a substantially elongated housing so that the light source may be directed by changing the orientation of the substantially round housing relative to the substantially elongated housing. The substantially elongated housing may be inserted into another member such as a the hollow top of landscape edging in order to provide unobtrusive and aesthetically pleasing landscape lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventors: Roman F. Striebel, Michael Rowell
  • Patent number: 8015755
    Abstract: The present invention is an integrated housing mounting system for mounting ornamentation to buildings. Mount components are attached to a building in place of J-channel, J molding, drip edge, gutter apron or siding. Rail components are assembled to the desired length using connector components and lights or signage are attached to a rail component using hooks. A guide member is placed at each end of the assembled rail and the rail is guided through an opening in the mount component securing the lights or signage to the building. The rail components are then guided through an opening in the mount component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventors: Bradley Miller, Thomas DeFer
  • Patent number: 8011797
    Abstract: Boom-type barrier (1) comprising a boom (2) mounted on a bracket or stand (3) for movement between open and barring positions. The boom (2) is designed as a tubular member transmissive of light and has therein a band (7) on which are mounted light emitting diodes (6) extending substantially the full length of the boom (2). The light emitting diodes (6) are controlled by an electronics module (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Skidata AG
    Inventor: Marco Rihl
  • Patent number: 8002427
    Abstract: A Christmas/Decorative light without wires. This is a solar rechargeable indoor/outdoor Christmas/Decorative light that is characterized by a bright long lasting LED and long lasting energy source. The rechargeable energy storage device is electrically coupled to a flexible solar array that powers the light. The light assembly is constructed with a small, flexible solar array that allows it to be used on a variety of light sizes including mini-light, C6, C7, and C9 bulb. The LED holder has a nearly unbreakable lens for illumination and allows for varying colors. The solar array is mounted on the casing and is maximized to collect the ambient/solar energy during the daylight hours. The light assembly is designed with a clip that allows it to be attached/mounted to a variety of indoor and outdoor structures including Christmas Trees and houses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Candew Scientific, LLC
    Inventor: Dawn Emily Marilyn Lavigne
  • Patent number: 8002426
    Abstract: A stair rail light attachable between first and second vertical stair rail posts and having an elongated central housing whose interior mounts an extrusion designed to hold and position a plurality of LED carrier members wherein the housing slidably engages respective mounting plugs pivotally attached to respective stair rail posts, thereby permitting the length of the rail light to be adjusted in the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Tempo Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Pearson, Terry Horwitz, Richard Horvath
  • Patent number: 8002447
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a modular lamp assembly and a lighting fixture comprising a mounting plate and lamp holder affixed to the mounting plate. The lamp holder has flexible retaining members which extend away from the mounting plate. The retaining members have respective securing means to secure the modular lamp assembly at a fixed angle relative to the mounting plate. A flange on the lamp holder guides an electrical cord. This arrangement allows safe and convenient replacement of the modular lamp assembly. A skirt affixed to the mounting plate protects the lamp holder and modular lamp assembly and provides an aesthetically pleasing appearance. The lighting fixture may be readily mounting to hardscape or wooden construction. A strain relief for the electrical cord in the lighting fixture includes an elastic plug and stopper molded to the cord as a single body, and fits into a hole in the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Inventor: Anthony Patti
  • Publication number: 20110103044
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a modular fence for enclosures and signs, preferably made of a plastic material and indistinctly usable both indoors and outdoors, offering an optimal degree of stability, being easily stackable when inoperative and in turn being easily coupled to other modules or fences used in the enclosure or signs. The fence has an essentially planar vertical face oriented towards the pedestrian sidewalk area, preventing obstacles that could be the cause of accidents, and is provided with a lighting system facilitating both seeing the fence io itself and drawing the attention of the pedestrians to the information or advertisement borne thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: ACEFHAT, A.I.E.
    Inventor: Alvaro Quintanilla I Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 7862196
    Abstract: A lighting system for illuminating a deck area. The wiring for the lighting system may be hidden from view, providing a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Furthermore, the lighting system may be installed simultaneously with the deck itself, or afterwards. Embodiments of the present invention include baluster lights which may be mounted between the railing balusters and also mounted to the sides of posts. Embodiments of the present invention also protect the lighting system from environmental damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: The Crane Group Companies Limited
    Inventors: Steve E. Pever, Timothy C. Rothwell
  • Patent number: 7810277
    Abstract: A lawn edging strip includes imbedded conductors which can be used to conduct low voltage electricity to allow the lawn edging to double as a lighting strip. The lawn edging product enables solderless connection of one or more low voltage lights at points along the length of the edging using a light socket body with a plug adapted for insertion into holes formed in the strip to expose embedded conductors. Adjacent sections of lawn edging may be connected together physically and electrically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Alf Operating Partners, Ltd.
    Inventor: John Fakhari
  • Patent number: 7722207
    Abstract: A baluster lighting assembly and method using illuminated intermediate baluster members in which balusters or pickets can be adjustably spaced along a power cord. A plurality of light sources mounted in each of a plurality of balusters or pickets are electrically connected to a power cable through connector housings mounted in each of the balusters or pickets. Each connector housing includes pierce connectors for penetrating the insulation of the power cable and coming into electrical, non-shorting contact with the power cable's live and ground wires along any selected location of the power cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Creative Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Richard G Bennette