Floor Patents (Class 362/153)
  • Patent number: 10104329
    Abstract: A system for use in association with a sporting event, competition, or game is provided. The system includes an interactive surface configured to have the sporting event occur thereon and display information related to the sporting event, competition, or game occurring thereon and a controller configured to convey display information to the interactive surface. Alternately, a system is provided including an interactive sports surface configured to have a sporting event occur thereon and concurrently display information related to the sporting event occurring thereon, and means for controlling information displayed via the interactive sports surface. The means for controlling is configured to convey display information related to the sporting event to the interactive sports surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: John Faratzis
  • Patent number: 9989227
    Abstract: A decorative light can include: a lamp case defining a hollow interior region and having an open front end; a beam splitter located inside the lamp case, the beam splitter defining an interior region; a lighting module located within the interior region of the beam splitter, the lighting module including a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) located thereon; a motor located inside the lamp case, the motor coupled to the beam splitter and adapted to rotate the beam splitter with respect to the lighting module; and a front lens mounted to the open front end of the lamp case. A convertible support stand for an outdoor lighting product is also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Gemmy Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Cheng-Chun Zhang, Lio Yenwei Chang
  • Patent number: 9976738
    Abstract: A lighting system attaches to a sectional door. The sectional door has a plurality of hinge-connected panels which roll along left and right tracks which are connected to a structure. Each panel has an inside surface. The sectional door is positionable to a closed position and to an open position. The lighting system includes a light which connects to the inside surface of a panel of the sectional door. A movable electric contactor connects to a panel of the sectional door, and a fixed electric contactor connects to the structure. A holder carries the fixed contactor, the holder is shaped and dimensioned to removably connect to either the left track or to the right track. In the open position of the sectional door the movable electric contactor is configured to contact the fixed electric contactor and energize the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Graham Holloway
  • Patent number: 9944227
    Abstract: Illuminated inner trim for vehicles comprising a substrate, a decorative lining, and integrated between these a set of LEDs that can provide a decorative illumination such that when on they are visible through the decorative lining as well-defined points of light, while when off they are unseen. Specifically, when said LEDs are on and the vehicle occupants change their angle of vision with respect to the LEDs, a set of points of light will be seen with variable intensity due to the contrast between areas of direct light and areas of shade, causing a sparkling effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: GRUPO ANTOLÍN-INGENIERÍA, S.A.
    Inventors: Alejandro Jorro de Inza, Fernando Juez González, Marta María Castillo García, Jesús Vicente Escudero Delgado
  • Patent number: 9927115
    Abstract: A lighting arrangement comprises a carpet structure and a control unit. The carpet structure includes a carpet back lighting system comprising a carpet back lighting unit having a lighting unit front face and a plurality of light sources. The carpet structure further includes a light transmissive carpet unit comprising a carpet unit front face and a carpet unit back side. The lighting unit front face and the carpet unit back side are adjacent. The carpet unit is arranged to transmit at least part of the light travelling in a direction from the carpet unit back side to the carpet unit front face. The control unit is configured to receive one or more input signals and is configured to generate, in response to one or more input signals, one or more output signals to control the light generated by the light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Maarten Marinus Johannes Wilhelmus Van Herpen, Markus Cornelius Vermeulen, Joseph L. Stuyfzand, Anjalika Bose, Thomas Schaper, Sr., Tim Dekker
  • Patent number: 9900960
    Abstract: A dual color temperature-controlling system, electrically connected to a brightness controlling module of a street light, includes a power supply controlling module, a switching module, a first and a second color temperature light emitting modules, and a comparing module. The switching module is electrically connected to the power supply controlling module. The first and the second color temperature light emitting modules are electrically connected to the switching module. The comparing module is electrically connected to the switching module. A voltage-type operating signal sent from the brightness controlling module is received by the comparing module for comparison, and a switching signal is then sent to the switching module. The switching module is switched for lighting up the first or second color temperature light emitting module depending on the switching signal. Thereby, color temperature of the street light is changed so as to enhance safety of road occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: EXCELLENCE OPTO. INC.
    Inventor: Jhih-Siang Lin
  • Patent number: 9869465
    Abstract: A floor covering system (10) with (a) a PVC-based floor covering (100) and (b) a lighting system (200) arranged to generate light (210). The PVC-based floor covering (100) has a user side (101) and an opposite back side (102). The lighting system (200) is arranged at the back side (102) of the PVC-based floor covering (100). The PVC-based floor covering (100) has a light transmission for light (210) generated by the lighting system (200) in the range of 0.5% to 30%, especially in the range of 1% to 20%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Maarten Marinus Johannes Wilhelmus Van Herpen, Oscar Hendrikus Willemsen, Marcellinus Petrus Carolus Michael Krijn
  • Patent number: 9857038
    Abstract: A recessed downlight fixture and method for installation is provided. The recessed downlight fixture can be installed in a retrofit application, after a ceiling is installed, through a pre-existing opening in that ceiling. Alternatively, a recessed downlight fixture according to a second embodiment can be installed before a ceiling is present. In either embodiment, the light source coupled to, for example, a heat sink, can be universally moved in three degrees of movement, rotationally, along a tilt axis, or further within the ceiling to increase or decrease the recess. All such universal adjustments can take place through and below the ceiling opening during or after installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Ketra, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven F. Coakley, John P. Michalko, Derek E. Logan
  • Patent number: 9775768
    Abstract: A therapeutic mat is described. The mat provides therapeutic relief in the form of vibratory motion and/or heat. The mat or pad is particularly useful as a floor mat in a vehicle. The mat includes provisions to enable powering the mat from a 12-volt direct current source, such as used in an automobile or other vehicle. A massage module can be removed from the mat to facilitate cleaning of the mat. The mat may also include one or more upwardly extending provisions for massaging the arch region of a user's feet. Also described are illuminated mats. The lights of a mat can operate based upon the operation of another mat, pulsations of the massage module, or based upon acoustic levels in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventor: Keith Duane Cheatham, II
  • Patent number: 9759417
    Abstract: The light emitting diode (LED) device contains an aluminum base, a LED lighting module, a heat dissipation plate, two insulating strips, a first conductive strip, and a second conductive strip. The conductive strips are wrapped in the insulating strips, which in turn are threaded in the aluminum base. The LED lighting module is joined to the aluminum base through convenient locking mechanism. The LED lighting module has connector assemblies at its two ends. Each connector assembly contains two terminals. When the LED lighting module is locked to the aluminum base, the two terminals electrically contact the two conductive strips, respectively. As such, the aluminum base and the LED lighting module can be quickly assembled, and the heat produced by the LED lighting module is effectively conducted onto the aluminum base and completely dissipated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventor: Ruei-Hsing Lin
  • Patent number: 9739430
    Abstract: Certain embodiments are directed to a lighting device comprising one or more of the following: a plurality of LEDs; a plurality of optic devices corresponding to the plurality of LEDs; at least one optical separator for substantially preventing the light emitted from one LED from effecting the other LEDs; a thermoelectric device configured to harvest heat generated by the LEDs and convert the harvested heat into electrical energy; and a low temperature material for creating a temperature difference across the thermoelectric device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Photon Holding LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Stewart Lang
  • Patent number: 9664365
    Abstract: The light fixture includes a frame, a substantially flat light emitting diode (LED) panel disposed within the frame, power circuitry disposed within at least one of a number of channels within the frame, and a central wire-way. The frame includes a bottom assembly and a top assembly coupled to the bottom assembly. The bottom assembly and the top assembly cooperate to form the channels within the frame. The bottom assembly has a back surface. The power circuitry is configured to electrically couple the substantially flat LED panel to an external AC power supply. The central wire-way is disposed adjacent the back surface of the bottom assembly and configured to route wiring to or from the power circuitry disposed within at least one of the channels within the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: PIXI Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Richard Myers, John Araki
  • Patent number: 9668328
    Abstract: Among other things, a system for lighting a light for an individual rising from a bed is provided. In particular embodiments, the system can include a mat and a light unit wirelessly connected, so that when an individual steps on the mat as he or she rises from the bed a signal is sent to the light unit, activating the light. A weight sensor in the mat can measure the weight placed on the mat, so that unintentional lighting can be avoided and so that weight information can be recorded. Embodiments can also include a signal transmitter to send weight and activation information to a remote receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Nightingale Home Healthcare
    Inventors: Dev Brar, Shawn Bashore
  • Patent number: 9638381
    Abstract: A lighting system includes a linear light fixture and a linear blockout structure. The linear blockout structure includes a chamber in which the linear light fixture is mountable and side walls on opposite sides of the chamber engageable by flange portions of the linear light fixture when the linear light fixture and linear blockout structure are assembled together. A hinge structure includes first and second hinge components engaging each other such that when the linear blockout structure and linear lighting fixture are being assembled, they are rotatable with respect to each other at the hinge structure. First and second fastening components engage each other to hold the linear blockout structure and linear lighting fixture assembled together with the linear light fixture being disposed within the chamber of the linear blockout structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Lumenpulse Lighting Inc.
    Inventors: David Cavaliere, Yvan Hamel, Jean-Philippe Pellan
  • Patent number: 9553248
    Abstract: A lighting device comprising a plurality of LEDs; a plurality of optic devices corresponding to the plurality of LEDs; at least one optical separator for substantially preventing the light emitted from one LED from effecting the other LEDs; a thermoelectric device configured to harvest heat generated by the LEDs and convert the harvested heat into electrical energy; and a low temperature material for creating a temperature difference across the thermoelectric device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Photon Holding LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Stewart Lang
  • Patent number: 9440599
    Abstract: An arrangement is provided for displaying information to a driver in a vehicle, where the information includes an image, and where information is displayed by a textile material positioned on the floor of the vehicle and the information displayed is a condition outside of the vehicle, where the information is displayed in the direction in which the condition occurs outside of the vehicle. Information can be displayed to a driver of a vehicle by an information arrangement not used for other information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Volvo Lastvagnar AB
    Inventors: Anna Heyden, Ida Esberg
  • Patent number: 9441819
    Abstract: An LES is a surface from which light emanates from a lighting fixture. The present disclosure relates to a providing a lighting fixture that has an actual light emitting surface (A-LES), which is substantially smaller than the maximum potential LES (M-LES) for the lighting fixture. The M-LES is defined as the theoretical maximum LES for the mounting structure of the lighting fixture, and the A-LES is defined as the actual LES of the lighting fixture, as dictated by the lens or optical structures of the lighting fixture. The A-LES may provide an LES that is not only smaller, but also shaped differently, from the M-LES, to help control the light output of the lighting fixture based on the lighting application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: David N. Randolph, John R. Rowlette, Jr., Craig Thomas Curtis
  • Patent number: 9395058
    Abstract: The invention provides a stack arrangement (100) comprising a support (30) and a support cover (20). The support cover (20) may be wall paper, and carpet, PVC flooring, linoleum flooring and plaster. At a position (1) between the support (30) and the support cover (20) a lighting unit (10) is configured to provide light (15) through the support cover (20). The support cover (20) and the support (30) are adhesively bonded to each other. The lighting unit (10) is releasably bonded to at least one of the support (30) and the support cover (20) via a release liner unit (40). The release liner unit (40) comprises a release liner (141) for releasable binding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Koniklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Maarten Marinus Johannes Wilhelmus Van Herpen
  • Patent number: 9351478
    Abstract: An interactive cat entertainment device wherein light elements are incorporated into a carpet in a pattern. The light elements are controlled through a microprocessor or electronic circuitry that activates the lights sequentially to provide the appearance of a moving object to a cat or similar animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventors: Joshua Hanft, Leslie Hanft, James Hanft
  • Patent number: 9293905
    Abstract: A cable tray apparatus is provided for a people mover system such as a Sky Train or the like. The cable tray apparatus is made up of a plurality of identical cable trays which are secured together in an end-to-end relationship. The cable trays are selectively laterally horizontally adjustable with respect to one another and are selectively vertically adjustable with respect to one another to correspond to curves in the roadway of the system and to correspond to elevational changes in the roadway of the system. Each of the cable trays includes a cover having an upstanding tactile warning device at the side edges thereof. A light is also associated with each of the tactile warning devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Terad Fabricating, Inc.
    Inventors: David T. Wurzer, Terry D. Wurzer, Adam J. Wurzer
  • Patent number: 9273841
    Abstract: A solar powered ground lights is typically mounted in a walkway, pathway, pool deck, roadway, park pathway, either in cement, wood, synthetic materials, or otherwise, and are ideally suited for use in walkways, walls, ceilings, and pool or dock areas because they are readily mounted from the top, requiring only a cylindrical depression and possibly three screws for mounting and require no external wiring. The solar powered ground lights are LED or electro-illuminescent or similar type, supported close to a lens for a good low angle view factor and are low voltage and safe. A solar panel recharges the battery. The system may be fully IP68 waterproof rated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventors: Herman N. Philhower, Robin Charles Adair
  • Patent number: 9255697
    Abstract: An architectural light fixture with a mounting includes a rigid yoke with opposed mounts aligned with external cavities located on a housing. The cavities have conical inner surfaces and bottoms with fastener engagements. Yoke pins include conical outer surfaces to operate as yoke locks. Fastener associated with the yoke pins engage to draw the yoke locks into interfering fit with the truncated conical inner surface of the mounting cavity. The light fixture housing has a port with a plug of porous water repellant material. A cover is employed to protect the plug. The light fixture housing also has a flat mounting surface with a wire access hole. The fixture includes a cover to enclose a photocell biased toward the mounting surface and retains an O-ring against the fixture housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Acampora, Terrence Keith Bridges
  • Patent number: 9192850
    Abstract: An illuminated floor assembly, comprising: a composite floor panel; an overlay; a polymer block and an LED light channel between the composite glass floor panel and the overlay; a hook-and-loop fastener between the polymer block and the composite glass floor panel; and a support between the overlay and the hallway foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Andreas Geith, Walter Schreiber, Oliver Krause, Horst Babinsky
  • Patent number: 9175821
    Abstract: A solar powered ground lights is typically mounted in a walkway, pathway, pool deck, roadway, park pathway, either in cement, wood, synthetic materials, or otherwise, and are ideally suited for use in walls, ceilings, and pool or dock areas because they are readily mounted from the top, requiring only a cylindrical depression and possibly three screws for mounting and require no external wiring. The solar powered ground lights are also low voltage and safe. Illumination of the Solar powered ground lights is provided by a Solar Powered system utilizing Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), or an electro-illuminescent Lighting system backed up with a solar powered circuit for the rechargeable battery. This provides for an illumination system capable if providing ease if view for pedestrians as well as illuminating roadways. The system may be fully IP68 waterproof rated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Herman N. Philhower
    Inventor: Robin Charles Adair
  • Patent number: 9110198
    Abstract: The present invention provides a backlight module, which includes a backplane, a backlight source arranged inside the backplane, a light guide plate arranged inside the backplane and corresponding to the backlight source, a plurality of positioning units arranged between the backplane and the light guide plate, a reflector plate arranged between the backplane and the light guide plate and mounted to the positioning units, and optic films arranged on the light guide plate. The positioning units each have an end fixed to the light guide plate, an opposite end fixed to the backplane, and an intermediate portion which is provided with a positioning section. The reflector plate is mounted to the positioning sections so that the light guide plate and the reflector plate form therebetween a gap. The gap helps preventing the light guide plate and the reflector plate from contacting and rubbing each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Pangling Zhang
  • Patent number: 9028089
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a light source unit having a light emitting panel, and a mounting unit attached to a non-light-emission surface of the light source unit and provided with a circuit board for controlling energization of the light emitting panel. The mounting unit includes a connection terminal to which an external conductor for electrically interconnecting the circuit board and an external device is connected. The connection terminal is arranged inward of an outer peripheral end of a surface of the mounting unit to which the light source unit is attached. A clearance for passing the external conductor therethrough is formed between the light source unit and the mounting unit in a state that the external conductor is connected to the connection terminal and the mounting unit is attached to the light source unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryusuke Kotera, Hideharu Kawachi
  • Patent number: 8997415
    Abstract: A light-conducting component, in particular finished concrete part in the form of a masonry brick, for constructions and buildings. The component is produced in a casting mold by casting into at least one casting building material and the optical waveguide is made of a light-conducting building material, e.g. PMMA polymer or glass, which is accessible at at least two positions on the outer surface of the light-conducting component for the input of light and output of light. The optical waveguide is configured as a self-supporting 2D or 3D lattice body composed of rods having a thickness/diameter of greater than 1 mm. The self-supporting 2D or 3D lattice body has approximately the same or an only slightly smaller width (W), or length (L), or base dimensions (W, L), or total external dimensions (W, L, H) than the casting mold itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventors: Dieter Christandl, Josef Christandl, Robert Hofer, Oliver Fischer
  • Patent number: 8974074
    Abstract: A mounting system for a light source. The mounting system can include a first portion having a light source coupling feature and a first vertical adjustment feature, where the first vertical adjustment feature includes first fastening features. The mounting system can also include a second portion mechanically coupled to the first portion, where the second portion includes a second vertical adjustment feature having second fastening features, where the second fastening features are mechanically coupled to the first fastening features. The mounting system can further include a horizontal adjustment feature disposed at a bottom end of the second portion and mechanically coupled to the second portion. The mounting system can also include a mounting feature mechanically coupled to the horizontal adjustment feature and configured to mechanically couple to a mounting device. The mounting system can further include a guarding device disposed on a top end of the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Shawn Duchesneau, Paul John Gongola, James David Doyle
  • Patent number: 8938899
    Abstract: Light apparatuses and lighting systems are described. According to one aspect, a light apparatus includes a plurality of light sources individually configured to emit light in a respective primary direction, and wherein the light sources are configured such that the primary directions of the light emitted by the light sources are at different angles with respect to a common plane, and a lens configured to direct the light from the light sources to a surface of an object which is to be illuminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Erik J. Cegnar
  • Patent number: 8936374
    Abstract: A turf protection system that includes lights to continue providing turf lighting requirements, so as to reduce and even prevent turf deterioration. The system includes at least one flooring section having a top, bottom, four sides formed to mate sides of another of the at least one flooring section. The flooring section includes ground supports extending from an inside surface of flooring section to support the at least one flooring section on a surface. The flooring section includes voids between the ground supports to receive attachment of the lights between the ground supports such that the ground supports protect the lights contacting the surface the flooring sections is supported from. The at least one flooring section in combination with the ground supports being construction to support weight of heavy equipment such as vehicle and event stages in order to protect the lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: John P. Royse
  • Patent number: 8905571
    Abstract: A detectable warning panel including an illumination feature. The warning panel includes an array of raised domes as for prior art warning panels. The tops of at least a portion of the domes are illuminated. Preferably the tops of all the domes are illuminated. While the illumination feature may remain on at all times, in the preferred embodiment the illumination feature is switched on and off according to ambient lighting conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Charles A. Sigler
  • Patent number: 8898959
    Abstract: A surface covering includes a frame, an element structure comprising an elongated member and a plurality of elements, and wherein spaced-apart portions of the elongated member being attachable to spaced-apart portions of the frame so that some of the elements are disposed in an overlapping relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Swarovski Lighting, Ltd.
    Inventors: James Montefusco, Edward Kempisty, Mark Smith
  • Patent number: 8899775
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a housing attached to a thoroughfare surface. The housing may have a top surface, a proximal face, a distal face, and first and second opposing sidewalls extending between the proximal face and the distal face and extending downwardly from the top surface. The lighting device may further include a first primary optic that may be carried by the housing adjacent the first sidewall that may define a first optical chamber. The lighting device may also further include a first light source that may be positioned within the first optical chamber and may be carried by the housing adjacent the first sidewall. The first sidewall may taper in a direction of the distal face. The first primary optic may be configured to direct light outward and in a direction of the taper in the first sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler, Mark Andrew Oostdyk, Addy S. Widjaja, Ran Zhou, James Lynn Schellack
  • Patent number: 8899776
    Abstract: A lighting device may include a housing configured to be attached to a thoroughfare surface. The housing may include a top surface, a proximal face, a distal face, and first and second sidewalls extending between the proximal face and the distal face. Circuitry may be carried by the housing. A first primary optic may be carried by the housing adjacent the first sidewall to define a first optical chamber, and a first light source may be positioned within the first optical chamber and carried by the housing adjacent the first sidewall. The first sidewall may have a first slanted section, and an axis of the first slanted section may skew to a longitudinal axis of the lighting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Andrew Oostdyk, Addy S. Widjaja, Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler, Ran Zhou, James Lynn Schellack
  • Publication number: 20140347847
    Abstract: Provided is a lighting apparatus. The lighting apparatus includes a base unit, a first rod-shaped member, a lighting unit and a base connection unit, wherein the base connection unit includes, a rotating member rotatably coupled to the base part, a base cam fixed to the rotating member and including a base cam through-hole that penetrates a central portion of the base cam; a main shaft disposed in the base cam through-hole, capable of performing a tilt operation for rotating in one direction and the other direction on the basis of a tilt rotation central axis orthogonal to the lengthy direction of the first rod-shaped member, and having an upper portion to which the one end of the first rod-shaped member is coupled and fixed, and an elastic member that is provided to change an elastic bearing power applied to the main shaft, as the main shaft is tilted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Sang Min Chung
  • Patent number: 8894233
    Abstract: The invention provides a carpet back lighting system comprising a carpet back lighting unit having a lighting unit front face and a unit back face, wherein the lighting unit front face comprises a light source, arranged to generate light, and accompanying optics. The carpet back lighting system is suitable as back lighting at a carpet unit back side of a light transmissive carpet unit selected from the group consisting a carpet and a carpet tile. Further, the optics are suitable to be arranged to guide light into the light transmissive carpet unit, and wherein the optics are suitable to be arranged to penetrate into at least part of the light transmissive carpet unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Maarten Marinus Johannes Wilhelmus Van Herpen, Tim Dekker
  • Publication number: 20140328052
    Abstract: Disclosed is a light-emitting assembly containing a panel having a first side and an opposing second side, a plurality of bores extending from the first side to the second side, an LED light source, such as a printed circuit board, having first side and an opposing second side, the first side of the LED light source adjacent to the side of the panel, the LED light source comprising a plurality of LEDs and a plurality of optical wave guides, each wave guide having a first end and a second end, the first end disposed in one of the bores and the second end optically connected to one of the LEDs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: JEREMY HOCHMAN, MATS KARLSSON
  • Patent number: 8851701
    Abstract: The invention provides a padding for a carpet. The padding comprises a first padding face and a tube at least partly integrated in the padding. The tube comprises a transmissive section, transmissive for light having a predetermined wavelength selected from the visible spectrum. A lighting device may be introduced in the tube. The invention further provides a carpet-padding combination and a combination of the tube and a lighting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Maarten Marinus Johannes Wilhelmus Van Herpen
  • Patent number: 8827512
    Abstract: A light fixture for use in low voltage outdoor lighting systems includes a lens assembly with a cylindrical diffuser lens disposed on top of a lens support, and a reflector hood with a crown portion and a flared portion. The lens and reflector hood are attached by means of a resilient ring with an annular channel that fits over the upper edge of the lens. When the lens and ring are pushed into crown portion of the hood, the ring is compressed to create an interference fit that holds the lens within the crown portion. A second resilient ring may be placed over the lower edge of the lens to produce a similar interference fit with the upper portion of the lens support. In one embodiment, a molded plastic hood liner is attached to the inner surface of the hood to provide a reflective surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Hunter Industries Incorporated
    Inventor: Joshua Z. Beadle
  • Patent number: 8789987
    Abstract: The invention relates to a base (1), in particular for light masts, comprising a housing (7) with a base surface (10) which can be filled with a medium. In order to ensure improved stability and to avoid additional grounding measures, an embodiment is chosen according to the invention in which the housing (7) is not electrically conductive and has a holding opening (21) for a mast (2) which is not round and is composed of non-conductive material. In this case, a mast (2) which is not round avoids lateral inclination of the mast (2), thus making it possible to ensure secure installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventor: Jürgen Nölle
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8769883
    Abstract: Described is an expansion joint (1) for building works comprising: a first and a second fastening flap (2, 3) rigidly connectable to corresponding structural elements (4, 5) and elongated in a longitudinal direction; an elastic connector (7) connected to the fastening flaps (2, 3) and interposed there for filling a space (6) between the structural elements (4, 5), and for allowing a relative movement of them; at least one profile (8) hooked to one of the fastening flaps (2, 3) from the side opposite the elastic connector (7), the profile (8) forming a channel elongated in the longitudinal direction; at least one illuminating element (9) positioned inside the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Joint S.r.l.
    Inventors: Stefano Bazzarini, Loris Monti
  • Patent number: 8770797
    Abstract: An illuminating device includes a heat-dissipating shroud, a heat-dissipating module, an upper cover module and a lower cover module. The heat-dissipating module includes a light source, a substrate, a heat-conducting element and heat-dissipating blades. The upper cover module includes an upper cover, a light sensor and a protective cover. The lower cover module includes a lower cover, a transparent shroud and a transformer. The heat-dissipating shroud is assembled above the heat-dissipating blades of the heat-dissipating module. A top surface of the heat-dissipating shroud is provided with heat-dissipating holes. A space of a suitable height is generated between the top surface of the heat-dissipating shroud and the heat-dissipating blades of the heat-dissipating module to act as a heat concentration chamber. A gap is formed between the bottom of the heat-dissipating shroud and the top surface of the upper cover of the upper cover module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Chih-Chien Wang
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140016307
    Abstract: The invention provides a carpet unit arrangement comprising a carpet unit and a light source. The carpet unit comprises a carpet or a carpet tile, wherein the carpet unit comprises a user face, formed by carpet tuft yarns, and an opposite back face. Seen in a direction from the user face to the back face, the light source is arranged behind the user face of the carpet unit. The light source is further arranged to provide light downstream of the user face of the carpet unit. The carpet unit is an axminster-based carpet unit, comprising wefts, warps and said tuft yarns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Maarten Marinus Johannes Wilhelmus Van Herpen
  • Patent number: 8615937
    Abstract: A dance floor and a method of assembly of the dance floor are disclosed. The dance floor contains a plurality of interconnecting frames, each containing intersecting elongated panels, trim panels, wiring embedded inside channels disposed on the bottom of the elongated panels that are connected to electrical connectors, electrical receptors and ribbon lights. An electrical controller produces a chase pattern where strings of adjacent light bulbs cycle on and off to give the illusion of lights moving along the string. The dance floor is manufactured of lightweight materials and is configured for easy in situ assembly, installation and disassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Douglas Richard Heim
  • Patent number: 8602613
    Abstract: An adjustable height landscape light fixture includes an outer cylindrical body portion having a upper threaded segment and an inner riser portion telescopically mounted in the outer cylindrical body portion. A collet surrounds the inner riser portion. A threaded cap is screwed over the upper threaded segment of the cylindrical body portion. The threaded cap is configured to squeeze the collet against the inner riser portion to fix and un-fix a predetermined longitudinal position of the inner riser portion relative to the outer cylindrical body portion and provide a substantially water impervious seal between the threaded cap and the inner riser portion. An incandescent or LED upper light portion is mounted to an upper end of the inner riser portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Hunter Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Arne G. Pike, Darrin I. Schmuckle, Richard E. Hunter
  • Publication number: 20130322110
    Abstract: A lighted floor system has been invented to facilitate quick temporary installation, and ease of removal whereby the floor is particularly suitable for highly durable applications. A durable and inexpensive modular system permits these devices to be used as flooring for high-performance lighted stage is suitable for use in concerts and other performing art expositions. In particular, these lighted floor systems presented herein are formed of a ‘repeat unit’ element which may be affixed to similar or identical units in a paving scheme to cover a large area floor space. Each repeat unit includes one or more light panels to provide highly dynamic color light outputs of high uniformity with respect to the illumination fields. These panels include a construction suitable for high durability—i.e. they support being walked on; highly portable they support quick installation—uninstallation; and are quite inexpensive due to their unique construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Jose Cantu, Alfredo Gomez
  • Patent number: 8585232
    Abstract: A light kit comprises a clamp having a cap fitable over a top portion of a top tube. The top tube further has a bottom portion. A tee has a top portion in which the bottom portion of the top tube is fitable. The tee further has a side portion, and a bottom portion. An elbow is attachable to the side portion of the elbow. The elbow has a top portion. A light tube is attachable to the top portion of the elbow. The light tube is capable of fitting within a container, wherein the clamp is fitable to secure a container between the clamp and the top portion of the elbow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: James Cravedi
  • Patent number: 8556448
    Abstract: An airfield lighting device, comprising: at least one first light-emitting diode (LED) on a first base body; a first thermally conductive tube with a heat transmission medium; a first heat sink; and a housing, in which the first base body and the first thermally conductive tube are arranged. The first thermally conductive tube is thermally coupled to the first base body and to the first heat sink. The heat transmission medium can circulate in the first thermally conductive tube, such that heat which is produced by the at least one first LED during operation can be dissipated from the first base body to the first heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: OSRAM Gesellschaft mit beschraenkter Haftung
    Inventors: Nadir Farchtchian, Holger Laabs, Rainer Seidel