With A Protective Cage Patents (Class 362/185)
  • Patent number: 10260714
    Abstract: A lamp casing mechanism includes a lamp arm holder, a lamp cover and a fixing member. The lamp arm holder includes a pivoted axle having a first and a second fixing holes. The lamp cover includes a first accommodation trough. The pivoted axle is located in the first accommodation trough. The fixing member includes a fixing portion. The fixing portion is detachably fixed to one of the first and the second fixing holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Fu-Chin Chung
  • Patent number: 9253840
    Abstract: A display where lights may be programmed to randomly flash is described. The randomness may be changed by changing the mode of flashing. The lights may extend along strings that are powered by a power supply that may itself be plugged into a socket that had previously served as a light socket. The display may be added to existing displays to enhance existing visual effects. The display may be submerged and the lights may remain upright because of their buoyancy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: WET Design
    Inventors: Mark Fuller, Jim Doyle, Don Lariviere, Antonio Layon, Scott Winslow, Boris Karpichev
  • Patent number: 9033534
    Abstract: Described herein are hands-free vision aids that may be used for low-vision reading. These vision aids may be beneficial for individuals with low-vision disorders such as age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, and other visual disorders. The vision aids described here comprise an optical system with one or more light sources configured to provide a rectangular field of illumination with high illuminance levels bounded by high contrast perimeter. Such an illumination field greatly illuminates a targeted viewing region while reducing glare that arises from illuminating peripheral regions. Some vision aids use green light with high illuminance values for improving visual acuity and comfort for long-duration reading. The optical system of a vision aid may be configured to fit onto and/or integrate with eyeglass frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Jasper Ridge Inc.
    Inventors: Peter G. Borden, Peter H. Muller
  • Publication number: 20140268704
    Abstract: The present invention provides a light-transmitting candle structure, which includes a main body, which has a power section for supplying electrical power; a light-emitting unit, which includes two light-emitting element that are mounted on the main body and spaced from each other in a vertical direction and are electrically connected with the power section; a patterned film, which is circumferentially arranged outside and surrounds the light-emitting unit and is coupled to the main body, the patterned film having a surface on which patterns are formed; and a cover, which is a hollow light-transmitting casing having an end forming an opening, the cover having a wall on which a pattern layer is formed, the pattern layer comprising patterns, the cover being set to enclose outside the patterned film and coupled to the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: CHIN-SHENG YANG
  • Patent number: 8814398
    Abstract: An optical semiconductor based illuminating apparatus including a housing having an opening portion, a lighting unit disposed adjacent to the housing that includes at least one optical semiconductor, a power supply mounted within the housing that supplies power to the lighting unit, and a gate unit connected to the opening part that opens and shuts the inner housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Posco LED Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Seok-Jin Kang, Yoon-Gil Jang, Su-Woon Lee, Dong-Hee Kim, Min-A Jeong
  • Patent number: 8721107
    Abstract: An open bulb fixture is a lighting fixture presenting a light bulb exposed and unprotected to an area around the light bulb. A light cover is a transparent or translucent cover protecting a light bulb while permitting light from the light bulb to pass through the light cover to the area around the light bulb. A method for protecting an open bulb lighting fixture includes positioning a light cover to the open bulb fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Chris T. Cotzias
  • Patent number: 8721137
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an angle-adjustable hand-held lamp, which comprises a support, a protection cover, a first angle adjusting device, a second angle adjusting device, a base, a handle, a threaded joint, a bottom housing and a lamp bulb; the illumination angle of the lamp bulb is enabled to be adjusted through the first angle adjusting device and the second angle adjusting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Chao-Chuan Chien
  • Patent number: 8702290
    Abstract: A light emitting module without connecting with an external power supply contains a light emitting panel including a display surface on which a first raised pattern set and a second raised pattern set are formed; a plurality of lighting elements disposed on a bottom plate and secured in the light emitting panel with the bottom plate, each lighting element at least having a first light facing to the first raised pattern set and emitting light and a second light facing to the second raised pattern set and emitting light; a magnetic reed switch mounted in the light emitting panel and electrically connecting with the each lighting element; at least one cell secured in the light emitting panel and electrically coupled with the plurality of lighting elements and the magnetic reed switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Yu Auto Parts Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chang-An Yang
  • Publication number: 20140063794
    Abstract: Curved printed circuit boards, light modules, and methods for curving a printed circuit board are disclosed. An example light module includes a curved printed circuit board having electrical connections and a plurality of light sources attached to the curved printed circuit board and electrically coupled to the electrical connections. A power supply is electrically coupled to the plurality of light sources through the electrical connections of the curved printed circuit board and is configured to provide power to the plurality of light sources. An example method for curving a printed circuit board includes forming a plurality of cuts on a substantially flat printed circuit board substrate and bending the printed circuit board substrate to form a curved printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Foshan Innovative Lighting Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Esmail Khalid Parekh
  • Publication number: 20130286638
    Abstract: A luminaire and method of installing same on a mounting pole including a housing having a flange and a plurality of LEDs. The flange includes formed therein a plurality of spaced apart holes disposed along a line, a slot disposed along the line, and a central hole disposed along the line and between the slot and the spaced apart holes. The plurality of LEDs are attached to or disposed in the housing. The method includes hanging the luminaire on an upper mounting bolt extending from a mounting pole, sliding the upper mounting bolt along the slot so that a conduit hole and the central hole are at least partially aligned to each other and one of the plurality of spaced apart holes is aligned to a lower mounting hole, and installing a lower mounting bolt through a lower mounting hole and the one spaced apart hole aligned therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Shih-Chang Wang, Pin-Hao Hsu, Po-Chang Li, Chinmau James Hwang, Hamid Kashani
  • Publication number: 20130272005
    Abstract: A light emitting module without connecting with an external power supply contains a light emitting panel including a display surface on which a first raised pattern set and a second raised pattern set are formed; a plurality of lighting elements disposed on a bottom plate and secured in the light emitting panel with the bottom plate, each lighting element at least having a first light facing to the first raised pattern set and emitting light and a second light facing to the second raised pattern set and emitting light; a magnetic reed switch mounted in the light emitting panel and electrically connecting with the each lighting element; at least one cell secured in the light emitting panel and electrically coupled with the plurality of lighting elements and the magnetic reed switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: HON YU AUTO PARTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chang-An Yang
  • Publication number: 20130215602
    Abstract: An illuminated apparatus for assisting movement is provided that is able to illuminate surface areas upon which one walks, hikes, skis, skates, runs, reads from, signals, examines or studies. The illuminated apparatus for assisting movement may provide both broad and focused illumination. The device may ensure safe footing, solid purchase, and stable load bearing by providing illuminated assistance for foot, ski and skate placement, as well as the placement of singular and multi-pole fixtures used for activities such as hiking, climbing, skiing, skating, running, and walking The illuminated apparatus for assisting movement may be compact and lightweight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: ILLUMIPATH LLC
    Inventor: ILLUMIPATH LLC
  • Patent number: 8496337
    Abstract: The invention discloses a cover and an electronic apparatus with the cover. The cover is used for covering an opening of a casing of the electronic apparatus. The cover of the invention includes a covering body and a catching structure. Therein the covering body has an inner surface. When the opening is covered with the cover, the inner surface is toward the interior of the casing. The catching structure is formed on the inner surface for catching an object falling on the inner surface. The catching structure could be an adhesive layer or include a protrusive structure. If the catching structure is an adhesive layer, the object falling on the inner surface adheres to the adhesive layer. If the catching structure includes the protrusive structure, the object is confined by the protrusive structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Qisda Corporation
    Inventors: Hsin-Hung Li, Chun-Ming Shen, Tsung-Hsun Wu
  • Patent number: 8491152
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lighting device having a battery housing to hold a battery, a light housing having a light source and a lens assembly into which said light source will emit light when activated, said battery and said light source being in circuit with a switch to open and close said circuit, said light housing being moveable relative to said battery housing to motivate said switch to open and/or close said circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Dalton, John R. Brown, Timothy J. Rugendyke
  • Publication number: 20130063929
    Abstract: Described herein are hands-free vision aids that may be used for low-vision reading. These vision aids may be beneficial for individuals with low-vision disorders such as age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, and other visual disorders. The vision aids described here comprise an optical system with one or more light sources configured to provide a rectangular field of illumination with high illuminance levels bounded by high contrast perimeter. Such an illumination field greatly illuminates a targeted viewing region while reducing glare that arises from illuminating peripheral regions. Some vision aids use green light with high illuminance values for improving visual acuity and comfort for long-duration reading. The optical system of a vision aid may be configured to fit onto and/or integrate with eyeglass frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Jasper Ridge Inc.
    Inventors: Peter G. Borden, Peter H. Muller
  • Publication number: 20130003362
    Abstract: An optical semiconductor based illuminating apparatus including a housing having an opening portion, a lighting unit disposed adjacent to the housing that includes at least one optical semiconductor, a power supply mounted within the housing that supplies power to the lighting unit, and a gate unit connected to the opening part that opens and shuts the inner housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: POSCO LED COMPANY LTD
    Inventors: Seok-Jin KANG, Yoon-Gil JANG, Su-Woon LEE, Dong-Hee KIM, Min-A JEONG
  • Publication number: 20120272445
    Abstract: Water-powered lighting systems for use in connection with baths, spas and the like are disclosed. Some embodiments disclosed herein provide a water-powered lighting apparatus including a light fixture having a housing, wherein an electrical generator is disposed in the housing. The electrical generator may include a turbine wheel configured to be rotated by flowing water coming in contact therewith, such as water flowing in a water-jet piping system of a bath or spa. The electrical generator may provide energy used to power one or more light sources of the lighting system, thereby providing lighting to a target area. Certain embodiments disclosed herein may allow for lighting of a bath or spa without the need for electrical wiring, such as by using power provided by a water turbine generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: NUWHIRL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Patrick Bruce Healy, Frank Merten
  • Patent number: 8282237
    Abstract: A signaling or emergency light-emitting device comprises a shell (1) that is made of a watertight transparent material and is provided with a crush resistant structure, containing a LED illumination circuit which is provided with a battery (16) rechargeable through a coil (19) that can be linked in its magnetic flux with an inductive power source, with a microprocessor (22) and a radiofrequency transceiver (23). The shell (1) comprises a base (5) and a cover (6) that are joined together by means of a series of fixing screws (10), a seal (2) that extends radially and enlarges the rest surface for the base (5) is interposed peripherally between the base (5) and the cover (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: SOBEI S.r.l.
    Inventor: Angelo Vittozzi
  • Patent number: 8277076
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lighting device having a battery housing to hold a battery, a light housing having a light source and a lens assembly into which said light source will emit light when activated, said battery and said light source being in circuit with a switch to open and close said circuit, said light housing being moveable relative to said battery housing to motivate said switch to open and/or close said circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Dalton, John R. Brown, Timothy Rugendyke
  • Publication number: 20120212943
    Abstract: A lighting fixture comprises a cylindrical or U-shaped sleeve configured to engage a shower curtain rod or other support. The fixture contains a plurality of low-voltage lighting elements wired to a common power supply, enabling a user to safely retrofit lights into a bath or shower area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventor: Jeffrey W. Stoltz
  • Patent number: 8197084
    Abstract: A mobile illuminating device includes a generally cylindrical housing including: illuminating elements in the form of light-emitting diodes (LED) fixed on a support plate, electrical/electronic control and/or connectors between the illuminating elements and a battery. An axially extending section of the housing forms an interior space divided into a plurality of receptacles occupying respective circumferentially adjacent portions of the axial section. A first of the receptacles contains the diodes and a second of the receptacles contains batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Stanley Works (Europe) GmbH
    Inventor: Gilles Jean-Albert Bernard Dubois
  • Patent number: 8167450
    Abstract: Disclosed is a portable light that can be secured to most any fixed object by use of an elastic band attachment mechanism. The elastic band securement device is form fitting and fully adjustable with the ends of the securement device placed beneath a cover of the light during installation, wherein the cover of the light conceals the attachment mechanism to prevent accidental disengagement of the light from the object of attachment. In operation, the base of the light has a cover which is secured by a latch, hook and loop, thumb screws or any other type of fastener which upon removal exposes the light and the two ends of the elastic cord. A portion of the elastic cord is secured around a fixed object and the bitter end of the cord is drawn tight and placed through a cord fastener so as to secure the cord in a secured and tensioned position. The cover is then replaced, thereby concealing the ends of the elastic band from disengagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Open Water Products, LLC
    Inventor: Jack F. Hudson
  • Patent number: 8089221
    Abstract: The invention relates to an illumination device (1) with a number of light emitters, for example LEDs (L1, L2, L3, L4) of individual emission spectra. Sensor units (D1, D2, D3, D4) can produce a vector of measurement signals (S1, S2, S3, S4) that represent the light output of a single active light emitter. Based on a linear relation obtained during a calibration procedure, a characteristic value of the light output of that light emitter (L1, L2, L3, L4) is then calculated from the measurement vector, wherein said characteristic value is based on the coefficients of a decomposition of the individual emission spectrum into basis functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Volkmar Schulz, Christoph Martiny
  • Patent number: 8016461
    Abstract: Metal ornamental body for a hanging (ceiling) light (single white light bulb) fixture consists of three possible units, from simple to complex: single (in red, R), double (in green, G), corner (in blue, B), with a more complex unit(s) possible. The three lightweight materials, of metal, wire and/or plastic, are all derived from six modular pieces that slot and/or join together with lightweight metal or plastic rods. These inexpensive units can be grouped, are portable and disposeable. Designed, used and installed per current National Electrical Code, lamp light bulb socket/wire/wall plug assembly is packaged separately, and/or sold with/without accessories separately. Packages, posters, postcard, logos, light units and all designs and colors are with the digital world in mind: R 255+G 255+B 255=white light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: Theresa Marie Bextermiller Metzger
  • Publication number: 20100149795
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighting device including a power supply housing, a lighting head including at least one light source, a connection arm having an elongated shape, the arm including a first end connected to the housing and a second end connected to the head in order to mechanically connect the housing and the head, the latter being mobile relative to the housing between a first position in which the head is in the vicinity of and/or connected to the power supply housing, and at least a second position in which the head is remote and/or disconnected from the housing. The length of the arm is lower than or equal to the largest dimension of the power supply housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: Philippe Parini, Philippe Praudel, Jocelyn Vecchio
  • Publication number: 20100135006
    Abstract: An LED light group lamp includes a plurality of fixing portions criss-crossed and equidistantly disposed at a front side of a lamp holder, and a power supply module, installed at a back side of the lamp holder and electrically coupled to each fixing portion, and each LED light source is soldered, inserted, latched or screwed to the fixing portion, and the lamp holder includes a protective cover at a front side of the lamp holder. The modular design of the lamp not just significantly reduces the manufacturing cost only, but also facilitates the installation of the lamp to a general ceiling or a light steel frame as well as its maintenance and repair. Each LED light source can be replaced separately to lower the application cost, and the heat produced by each LED light source can be dissipated through the lamp holder and the fixture body to enhance the lifetime of the lamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventor: Ching-Chun Huang
  • Publication number: 20100039802
    Abstract: A responsive light emitting diode (LED) module unit includes a control unit (1), a light emitting device (2), and a pouch (5) for enclosing said control unit (1) and said light emitting device (2) therein. Said control unit (1) has rigid plastic housing (15) encloses a printed circuit board (PCB) (11), a battery (12), a ball-rolling switch (14), and an integrated circuit (IC) processor (16). Said light emitting device (2) has a membrane circuit (3), and a plurality of LEDs (4) to emit light. Said pouch (5) is composed of a soft polycarbonate or polyvinyl chloride base (51) and a soft polycarbonate or polyvinyl chloride cover (52) with surface decoration patterns as their perimeters sealed by high frequency wave for receiving said control unit (1) and said LEDs (4), further the pouch is coupled to an upper surface of an object (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventor: Wei-Jei Tuan
  • Patent number: 7635208
    Abstract: A modularly constructed hand held, utility light is described and taught having a sealed electrical module and a separately attached hand-hold module. The hand-hold module includes two half shells that when assembled and attached to the electric module completes the utility light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Multiway Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Paul Hedrick
  • Publication number: 20090296380
    Abstract: A type of illuminating device used to horizontal jack, of which, the middle part of the axial hole of tray axle (1) is provided with insulating filling (6) and transparent polymethylmethacrylate sheet (10); the positioning set (11) under the polymethylmethacrylate sheet (10) is equipped with LED illuminating bulb (13) and relevant circuit elements to form the loop of the illuminating circuit available for control of switch-on and switch-off; the illuminating device of this invention is integrated on the central part of the tray of horizontal jack, which makes full use of the space of tray axial hole to ensure the reliable operation of illuminating elements and relevant circuits with its sound sealing performance for the purpose of improving the poor illumination and solving the problem with maintenance of vehicles and lifting of heavy goods at night.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: CHANGSHU TONGRUN AUTO ACCESSORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min Shen, Youyuan Chen
  • Patent number: 7481551
    Abstract: A battery powered flashlight is provided having a primary lamp assembly providing a high powered light source in a forward direction, and a back light providing a lower powered light source in a rearward facing direction. Preferably, the flashlight includes a hollow housing having a back wall into which one or more apertures are formed for receiving one or more back light elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond L. Sharrah
  • Publication number: 20080180940
    Abstract: A twinkling and glowing textile product includes a twinkling lamp mechanism which combines with a decoration combining with a textile body. The twinkling lamp mechanism includes a glowing circuit assembly, a battery, a vibrating switch assembly and a plastic element. The glowing circuit assembly includes a first circuit board, a control IC and a plurality of light emitting diodes. The battery electrically connects with the glowing circuit assembly for supplying needed power. The vibrating switch assembly electrically connects with the first circuit board. The plastic element is transparent and packages the glowing circuit assembly, the battery and the vibrating switch assembly. When the vibrating switch assembly is vibrated, the light emitting diodes is driven to glow and twinkle in turn, which offers splendid effects when the textile body is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventor: Wei-Jei Tuan
  • Patent number: 7367689
    Abstract: An adjustable light includes a base member, which is a shell-like member, having a circuit board and a battery set therein and having a pivot portion and a magnet at an end thereof. The base member can be attracted on a surface, which is made of a magnetic attraction material, by the magnet. A pivot base is pivoted on pivot portion of the base member, on which a switch is provided. An illuminating tube member has a transparent tube and a lamp in the tube. The tube has two lids to close two ends thereof. A shaft is inserted through one lid to pivot the illuminating tube member on the pivot base, and a hook mount is pivoted on the other lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Hiever Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tony Huang
  • Patent number: 7241024
    Abstract: Apparatus used with a screen, an inner wall and a standard utility light fixture. The shell is made from a material that is flexible, acting as a shock absorber in the event the apparatus is dropped or strikes a hard surface. The shell is separated from the inner wall, except at contact points, to permit the passage of air thereby dissipating heat, has a hook extending therefrom to use to suspend the apparatus, a plurality of extensions that are shaped to form hinges to engage the screen and an eyelet to receive a latch on said screen. The screen permits light to pass through, and has a latch protruding therefrom. The inner wall being sized and shaped to house a standard light bulb, having a bottom, formed to securely engage said light fixture, and a plurality of contact points for securing the inner wall to the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Inventor: Carl G. Kindberg
  • Patent number: 7121688
    Abstract: A box light includes a housing having first and second clamshell-halves. Each clamshell-half has a lamp face and an opposite exterior surface. At least one lamp and its corresponding protective enclosure is mounted in each of the lamp faces. Each of the lamp faces has at least one lamp-receiving aperture. The clamshell-halves are rotatably mounted to one another by a first hinge for rotation relative to another about the first hinge between open and closed positions. The open position includes selectively positionable open positions exposing the lamp faces so that an included angle between the lamp faces may be opened to two hundred seventy degrees whereby the lamps on each lamp face shines outwardly and oppositely of the housing when electrically powered. In the closed position the lamp faces are in closely adjacent opposed facing relation and the exterior surfaces are oppositely disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Inventor: Lee W. Rempel
  • Patent number: 7118245
    Abstract: A trainman's lantern having a reflector that produces both a main beam and secondary illumination for signaling purposes. The reflector includes inner and outer reflective surfaces. An incandescent bulb mounted centrally within the reflector produces the concentrated main beam. A plurality of LEDs mounted around the exterior of the reflector form beams that are reflected outwardly by the outer reflective surface to produce the secondary illumination. Ports in the reflector allow light from the primary bulb to pass outwardly therethrough in a lateral direction so as to augment the light of the LEDs. A transparent housing is mounted around the reflector and LEDs. The housing and reflector are mounted to the lower end of a battery case having a bail for holding the lantern in horizontal or vertical orientations. The combination of the LEDs and incandescent main bulb reduces draw on the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Inventor: Allen Herrington
  • Patent number: 6979098
    Abstract: A portable electric torch comprises a lighting module with light-emitting diodes, and optical transmission means mounted swivelling around a swivel pin securely fixed to the housing. The optical transmission means can be a colored filter or a lens able to be actuated with a limited swivelling movement between an inactive position away from the diodes and an active position situated facing the diodes. The swivel pin is horizontal being placed back from and under the diodes, and extends parallel to the direction of alignment of at least two diodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: Zedel
    Inventors: Paul Petzl, S├ębastien Jarzac
  • Patent number: 6966682
    Abstract: A signaling system for mounting to an exterior surface of an emergency vehicle opposite an interior surface of the vehicle to which objects are mounted is provided. The signaling system includes a light bar having a plurality of signaling devices supported on and distributed along a base member and enclosed by a cover. A plate is secured to the exterior surface of the emergency vehicle by one or more fasteners of a first type, which pass through the vehicle into its interior. The plate includes a surface for engaging the base of the light bar such that the light bar can be suspended from the plate. An opening is provided in the plate for communicating electrical wiring to the light bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2005
    Assignee: Federal Signal Corporation
    Inventors: George R. Frank, Paul M. Gergets
  • Patent number: 6957897
    Abstract: An apparatus for improving the performance of flashlights includes a substantially cylindrical housing (10) having a first end (12) and a second end (14). A battery cap (18) is operatively connected to the first end of the housing and functions to secure a series of batteries in place. A series (30) of light emitting diodes (LED) (32-48) are mounted within the flashlight housing at the end opposite the battery cap. The series of LEDs form an LED array which operates as the light source for the flashlight. A substantially cone-shaped optical assembly (50) extends outward from the second end of the housing and operates to focus and disperse the LED beam emitted by the LED array. The flashlight further includes an adjustable switch (56) disposed on the exterior of the housing. The switch is coupled to a variable resistor (58) which permits control over the light level and/or battery life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Wordell Nelson, Hesham M Elghoroury, Edward J. Thomas
  • Patent number: 6945668
    Abstract: A multidirectional interior illumination lighting assembly is configured for mounting beneath a ceiling. The assembly includes a generally transparent planar acrylic panel and a hollow stringer which retains a panel edge and supports the panel in a horizontal position. The stringer carries a linear illumination source in registration with the panel edge. Additional stringers may be employed if additional edges of the panel are to be illuminated. To increase the direct and indirect illumination emanating from the panel, arrays of dots may be provided on the upper and lower faces of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Linear Lighting Corp.
    Inventors: Arkady Orlov, Richard Erik Feus
  • Patent number: 6874907
    Abstract: A USB-chargeable emergency light structure has a light base, a charging/outputting circuit unit, a connector and a charging socket. The light base defines an accommodating space therein for receiving the charging/outputting circuit unit that has a plurality of light sources. The connector partially protrudes from the base and is electrically connected to the charging/outputting circuit unit. The connector is a USB connector. The charging socket is mounted on the light base and electrically connected to the charging/outputting circuit unit. The lighting structure thereby constructed can be used as an emergency light, a night light, a flashlight or a charging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Inventor: Sheng Hsin Liao
  • Patent number: 6817734
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments of the present invention improve the method and apparatus for producing multi-color changeable patterns of multi-colored lights, by using an intelligent circuit to create the drive signals. According to certain disclosed embodiments of the invention, the appearance of the light patterns are changed automatically or in response to external influences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Inventor: Lane T. Hauck
  • Patent number: 6722771
    Abstract: A hand held light for traffic control using an array of light sources such as colored light LEDs or lasers which either a red set or green set are energized by operation of a trigger switch. A third set of yellow light emitting light sources are also optionally operated, as well as a spot light mounted within the array of light sources. A position switch prevents energizing the red or green light sources so that arm motion can also be used to control the light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Inventor: Eugene Stephens
  • Patent number: 6715911
    Abstract: An image locking jewelry device designed to hide a customized image from view until the wearer reveals the image. The image unlocking jewelry device collectively including a lens mated to a casing and housing a liquid crystal display; circuitry placed inside the casing and capable of sending signals to the liquid crystal display; and an image positioned between the lens and said circuitry. Voltage is sent from the circuitry to the liquid crystal display in order to reveal the image held underneath the lens. The unlocking process can either be electromechanical or electromagnetic. If electromechanical, a series of buttons positioned around the device can be pressed in a particular sequence in order to send a voltage that uncovers the image held within the jewelry device itself or held inside a companion device. Otherwise, a magnetic resonance frequency can be sensed from the companion device, sending a signal to unlock the wearer's device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Inventors: Jose I. Villarreal, Linda F. Villarreal
  • Publication number: 20030193799
    Abstract: A lighting assembly for improving the performance of undercabinet and streamlined lighting includes a LED module onto which is mounted a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs). The LEDs serve as the light source for generating a light pattern. An optical assembly focuses and disperses the LED output to a desired light contour. The lighting assembly further includes a mounting base for attaching the LED module to an associated surface, such as the underside of a cabinet. A battery source is optionally enclosed in the module for providing primary or secondary power to the lighting assembly. In a preferred embodiment, the battery source is a rechargeable battery that can be recharged by means of an AC adapter that connects to the lighting assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Applicant: GELcore, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher L. Bohler
  • Publication number: 20030095404
    Abstract: A novel light wherein the source of illumination is an array of light emitting diodes mounted on a printed circuit board. The board is contained within an impact resistant housing. Several different embodiments are disclosed for the housing, including injection molded and extruded variants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2002
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Inventors: Eric R. Becks, Thomas F. Gauthier, Donald L. Russell
  • Publication number: 20030076676
    Abstract: A combination underwater diver's mask and lighting assembly includes a faceplate, a frame, a lighting assembly and electrical source. The faceplate is inserted in the frame. The frame has a top, a first side and a second side. The lighting assembly is mechanically coupled to the frame. The lighting assembly includes a plurality of light emitting diode and a mounting strip. Each light emitting diode is mechanically coupled to the mounting strip. The mounting strip is mechanically coupled to the top of the frame. The electrical source electrically coupled to the light emitting diodes of the lighting assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2001
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Inventors: Michael D. Gordon, Peter F. Readey
  • Patent number: 6497494
    Abstract: A socket wrench is provided With a lighting device. The socket wrench has a handle, and a grip body which is provided at one end with a fitting hole and at another end with a plugging hole. The grip body is further provided in the underside of one end thereof with a base and a rotary body which is pivoted with the base and provided with two rotary shafts, with each being fastened to a dial button. The rotary body is provided with two through holes in which two light-emitting elements are disposed such that the two light-emitting elements are connected with two battery sets by two elastic bonding wires. The base is provided in the bottom with a transparent cover to shield the light-emitting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Inventor: Chang-Ming Lin
  • Patent number: 6491415
    Abstract: A globe lighting assembly comprises a metal cage, a plastic globe at least partially surrounded by the metal cage, a reflector reflecting light from a light source throughout the globe, and a socket clip disposable into the reflector. The socket clip includes legs having at least one position along each of the legs corresponding to settings for the light source in the reflector. The metal cage has lower and upper rings, and prongs which all surround and give structural support for at least one of an upper portion and a lower door of the globe. The upper portion is hingedly connected to the lower door. The lower door has a circular rim that fits into an inner surface of the lower ring when the globe is in the closed position. As a result, the circular rim of the lower portion is not viewable from the outside of the globe. The lower ring of the cage has an inner circular lip that aids in preventing moisture from entering an interior of the globe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: U.S. Pole Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Angel M. Orellana
  • Patent number: 6488390
    Abstract: Improved method and apparatus for hand-held portable illumination. A flashlight and corresponding method are described. The flashlight includes a housing, a plurality of LEDs, and an electrical circuit that selectively applies power from the DC voltage source to the LED units, wherein the flashlight is suitable for handheld portable operation by a user. In one embodiment, the first electrical circuit further includes a control circuit for maintaining a predetermined light output level of the LED units as a charge on a battery varies. In another embodiment, the control circuit maintains an average predetermined light output level of the LED units as the charge on the battery cell varies by changing a pulse width or frequency as the charge on the battery cell varies to maintain a given average light output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: PPT Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary A. Lebens, Charles T. Bourn, Charles A. Lemaire
  • Publication number: 20020097574
    Abstract: A synchronous multiple serial-lamps sets comprises a plurality of serial or serial and parallel lamp sets; an IC set, an IC set auxiliary part, a power supply connector; and a signal transmission line. The leads serve to connect the lamp sets, IC set, IC set auxiliary part, power supply connector so as to be formed as an integral structure. The power supply connector is connected to a power supply for supplying power to IC set and IC set auxiliary part. In operation, multiple functions is generated, and many lamp sets are operated so that the light emitters are illuminated or extinguished. Any one IC set transmits a signal to each IC set, so as to start or reset each lamp sets and thus they have the same preset electric functions, and thus a function of synchronous operation in a plurality of lamp sets is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2001
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventors: Jeng-Shyong Wu, Ming-Tang Lee