Generator Power Source Patents (Class 362/192)
  • Patent number: 9954401
    Abstract: A wireless power transmitting apparatus converts rotational energy of an axle to electrical energy, transfers the electrical energy to a transmitting coil of the wireless power transmitting apparatus through a power transfer connection pin that connects the inside of the wheel and the outside of the wheel of a vehicle, and wirelessly transmits the electrical energy to the sensor using resonance between a transmitting coil of the wireless power transmitting apparatus and a receiving coil of the sensor in order to use it as a driving power source of a sensor that detects a state of a tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Hoe-Sung Yang, Kang Bok Lee, Sang Yeoun Lee
  • Patent number: 9810387
    Abstract: A solar and fuel powered portable light tower includes a portable base, a light panel arm, a primary power source, a secondary power source, and a control box. The light panel arm, that includes a plurality of light panels, is connected to the portable base while the primary and secondary power sources are positioned within the portable base. The control box, which is positioned within the portable base, controls the solar and fuel powered portable light tower. An insulated wall within the portable base separates the primary power source and the secondary power source for safety purposes. The plurality of light panels is preferably powered the primary power source that includes a plurality of photovoltaic panels and batteries. The plurality of light panels is also powered by the secondary power source that also acts as an onsite generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventor: Jeremy Walter Knodel
  • Patent number: 9598294
    Abstract: A non-chemical sanitation system for a body of water comprises a floating base, an internal hydro-electric power generator, and one or more sanitizing mechanisms electrically powered by the hydro-electric power generator, where the hydro-electric power generator derives its energy from water pressure produced by a pool pump. In some embodiments, the one or more non-chemical sanitizing mechanisms comprise one or more ultraviolet LED lights. In some embodiments, the one or more non-chemical sanitizing mechanisms comprise one or more ionizers. In some embodiments, the system is connected to a filter pipe and filter of a pool and the hydro-electric power generator is placed within the path of water flowing to the pool filter in order to generate power and power the one or more sanitizing mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Vision Works IP Corporation
    Inventor: Fritz Braunberger
  • Patent number: 9399844
    Abstract: A pavement marker module for use for enhancing or replacing line striping and other applications such as crosswalks, parking lots, bridges, barriers, and specialty applications at street intersections. The pavement marker module having housing containing a light source, a light guide optically coupled to the light source for directing light, an energy storage system for storing electrical current and for supplying electrical current to the light source, and a charging system for generating electrical current for recharging said energy storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Evolutionary Markings, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles L. King
  • Patent number: 9353724
    Abstract: A generator includes: an upper housing and a lower housing; a water inlet and a water outlet provided in the upper housing; an impeller rotatably fixed inside the upper housing; a magnet provided in the lower housing, connected to a rotating shaft of the impeller, and rotated integrally with the impeller; and a bobbin positioned outside the magnet. A bearing through which the rotating shaft passes and a communication hole connecting a space for housing the impeller to a space for housing the magnet are disposed in an intermediate surface between the space for housing the impeller and the space for housing the magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Woongjin Coway Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Man-Uk Park, Sung-Worl Jin, Young-Sang Yun, Ji-Hye Jeong, In-Seok Seo, Ki-Chul Kim, Joung-Ho Son
  • Patent number: 9315078
    Abstract: An instantaneous/real-time wireless dynamic tire pressure sensor (DTPS) for characterizing pavement qualities and for detecting surface and subsurface pavement defects under normal driving conditions. Signal processing provides quantitative assessment of surface conditions. DTPS includes a vehicle tire valve stem-mounted pressure sensor and wheel hub-mounted signal conditioning, amplification, and transmitting circuitry. A signal processing computer within the vehicle is wirelessly coupled to the hub-mounted circuitry. Tire pressure changes caused by ground vibration excitation from the interaction between the tire and pavement at normal driving speeds are detected. When acoustic radiation from a surface wave is significantly stronger than acoustic noise, subsurface information can be extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Northeastern University
    Inventors: Ming Wang, Qi Wang, J. Gregory McDaniel, Nian X. Sun
  • Patent number: 9220361
    Abstract: An artificial tree having a first tree section including a trunk and a trunk electrical connector, the trunk electrical connector including a first pair of electric terminals and a second pair of electrical terminals; and a second tree section including a trunk, a trunk electrical connector, and a light string, the trunk electrical connector in electrical connection with the light string and including a first pair of electric terminals and a second pair of electrical terminals. The first tree section is configured to electrically connect to the second tree section, such that the first pairs of electrical terminals of the first and second tree sections conduct power of a first type and the second pairs of electrical connectors of the first and second tree sections conduct power of a second type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Willis Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Johnny Chen
  • Patent number: 9130396
    Abstract: There is provided a system and method for a kinetically chargeable stylus device for use with an interactive device. The method comprises charging the kinetically chargeable stylus device using one of a first mode and a second mode, wherein the first mode includes receiving a movement of a magnet in relation to an inductor, inducing a first electrical current in the inductor from the movement, and charging an energy storage unit using the first electrical current, and wherein the second mode includes inducing a second electrical current in the inductor from a non-kinetic source, and charging the energy storage unit using the second electrical current. Prior to inducing the second electrical current in the inductor, the magnet may be isolated from the inductor. Further, a movement of the stylus device may be detected using the inductor and the magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Disney Enterprise, Inc.
    Inventor: Krispin Leydon
  • Patent number: 9072146
    Abstract: A light-emitting electric-power generation module according to an embodiment includes a photoelectric conversion element for emitting light and generating electric power, a light-emission controller configured to control light emission of the photoelectric conversion element, an electric-power generation controller configured to control electric-power generation of the photoelectric conversion element, and a switching unit configured to switch light-emission state and electric-power generation state of the photoelectric conversion element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Rei Hashimoto, Jongil Hwang, Shinji Saito, Shinya Nunoue
  • Patent number: 8960945
    Abstract: A personally portable solar-powered electrical energy source includes a personally portable chassis; an array of solar cells mounted on the chassis, with the solar cells being adapted to generate electrical energy from light captured by the solar cells; a battery charger disposed in the chassis and so coupled to the solar cells as to be able to charge a battery installed in the chassis with the electrical energy generated by the solar cells; and at least one electrical outlet disposed in the chassis and adapted for providing electrical energy to an external electrical device from a said installed battery. The solar-powered electrical energy source can provide electrical energy to an electrically chargeable external electrical device, such as cell phone, and thereby charge the electrically chargeable external electrical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventors: Jon Ryan Welcher, Tara Welcher
  • Patent number: 8950889
    Abstract: Gravity powered electrical energy generators, particularly for producing lighting is disclosed. The apparatus has a support frame (1, 30) in which a series of gears and a gear-driven generator (20) are mounted. The power to drive the most upstream gear (2) is provided by a weight suspended from a point to one side of the axis of rotation of gear (2). The drive gear of the furthest downstream gear has no teeth so that the final contact between the drive gear and the shaft of the generator (20) is frictional. The gear ratio of the final downstream gear is at least 25. When used for lighting, the apparatus may include one or more high brightness LEDs (40) mounted on the housing (30). By suitable choice of gear ratios, the device may produce thirty minutes of illumination while allowing a 10 kilogram weight to fall through a distance of 1.8 meters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Deciwatt Limited
    Inventor: Martin Philip Riddiford
  • Patent number: 8944629
    Abstract: The invention discloses a power generating device comprising a first shell, a magnetic unit, a second shell and an inductance coil. The first shell comprises at least a first engaging part. The magnetic unit is disposed on the first shell. The second shell comprises at least a second engaging part which is detachably engaged to the first engaging part making the first shell and the second shell form a space, wherein the magnetic unit is disposed inside the space. The inductance coil is disposed on the second shell inside the space, and the magnetic unit is surrounded by the inductance coil. When an external force is applied to the first shell and the second shell, the first engaging part moves relatively to second engaging part, and the inductance coil generates an induced current by sensing changes of a magnetic flux.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventors: Shen-Ko Tseng, Juinne-Ching Liao
  • Patent number: 8939593
    Abstract: In order to provide a temporary lighting solution in extreme weather or lighting conditions, this application has been conceived. A set of blowers will continuously operate to inflate a long cylindrical tube in which a light has been placed to illuminate a designated area. Because the unit may be used outdoors a stabilizing rod has been placed in the event of a sudden loss of power to prevent the tube from deflating rapidly and descending rapidly to the ground level and causing possible injury to persons on the ground or the light itself. Because this device may be used in extremely windy conditions, a plurality of outriggers will attach to the frame and extend outward to stabilize the device, when needed. Because the blowers will operate continuously and thereby produce noise a plurality of noise abatement containers are placed around the blowers to help lessen the noise level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Manish Kothari
  • Patent number: 8931916
    Abstract: The engineering solution relates to means for lighting a territory, mainly under emergency conditions. The solution allows for improving —reliability and stability of a lighting installation, and —convenience of carrying thereof and providing protection thereof during transportation. The lighting installation includes a base with supports, an inflatable shell secured to the base, and at least one electric lamp positioned inside the shell. The inner cavity of the shell is in communication with an air blower installed in the base. Each support has at least one hinge enabling turning the support and means for fixing the support. The solution contemplates a method for using the lighting installation, including mounting the installation on a power unit, before transforming thereof from a transportation position into an operative position. The place of power unit is adjusted to evenly distribute the installation's weight, the shell is inflated, the installation is secured to the power unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventors: Boris Vladimirovitch Nalitchaev, Ilia Borisovitch Nalitchaev
  • Patent number: 8919989
    Abstract: A piezoelectric generator utilizes to accept a force for generating electric energy and comprises a flexible material and a piezoelectric element set. The piezoelectric element is positioned in the flexible material. The piezoelectric element set is formed by the plurality of piezoelectric elements connected in series, each piezoelectric element comprises a piezoelectric material and a metal sheet. The piezoelectric material has piezoelectricity. When the piezoelectric material suffers a stress, the piezoelectric material will generate a voltage by the deformation. The flexible material has a first elasticity coefficient. The piezoelectric element set has a second elasticity coefficient. The second elasticity coefficient is larger than the first elasticity coefficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Shen-Ko Tseng
  • Patent number: 8905152
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fire hose coupling apparatus for self powered lighting of an area where a fire fighter is engaged in fires suppression with a fire hose, and for providing real time environmental data to fire fighters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Generation Unlimited, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth G. Kling, Arthur E. Brown
  • Patent number: 8851719
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing adequate lighting and sighting for a bicycle are disclosed. A lighting system that includes an illumination ring configured to be coupled to a wheel is also disclosed. The illumination ring is configured to simultaneously project light forward and to the side of a front wheel and to project light rearward of and to the side of a rear wheel. The illumination ring may be mounted to or integrated with the bicycle wheel. Methods of controlling light sources on the illumination ring are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Revolights, Inc.
    Inventor: John Kent Frankovich
  • 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: 8777441
    Abstract: A thermoelectric ornamental assembly for generating thermoelectric energy in a body adornment like a ring. The assembly uses a thermoelectric effect to generate an applied temperature gradient between an inner layer and an outer layer of the ring. The inner layer both receives and transmits a thermal current away from the skin. The outer layer receives the thermal current. Electrons diffuse from the inner layer, which is a warm, excited electron area, to the outer layer, which is a cool, less excited electron area. This gradient creates the thermal current. A thermoelectric layer is sandwiched between the outer and inner layer. The thermoelectric layer includes a substrate portion that supports variably doped semiconductors for creating a difference in conductivity so that the charge carriers can diffuse and create a voltage across the thermoelectric portion. The voltage produces a light visible through a transparent area of the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Patrick Vazquez
  • Patent number: 8757847
    Abstract: Systems and other embodiments associated with a light assembly are described. According to one embodiment, a system includes a substrate enclosed in a housing, where the housing prevents intrusion of environmental contaminants. At least one light emitting diode (LED) is mounted to the substrate. The substrate may be a printed circuit board. The LED is configured to receive direct current (DC) power. The system further includes a driver mounted to the substrate. The driver controls the LED. The driver is configured to receive analog current (AC) power. The driver converts the AC power to DC power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Paul David Seff, Alston Gareth Brooks
  • Patent number: 8733965
    Abstract: An LED illuminating street lamp with a power generation system includes a thermal power generation system with a heat-absorbing power generation vacuum tube, a road surface pressure device connected with a pressure power generation system, and a solar power generation system. The solar power generation system, the thermal power generation system, and the pressure power generation system are connected with a central controller. The central controller is connected with a DC/DC converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Sze Keun Chan
  • Patent number: 8727560
    Abstract: A wind-powered lamp includes lower and upper covers confining a space and having inlet and outlet holes, a reflective casing disposed in the space to extend outward from the inlet hole in the lower cover, a lamp plate affixed to the reflective casing, a fixing frame, a power generating motor, a rotor and a storage battery. The upper and lower covers respectively have an open end defining inlet and out holes, an inner sidewall extending inwardly from the open end. The motor fixing frame has engaging ribs engaging with slots formed on inner side wall to affix the motor fixing frame. The power generating motor is affixed within the fixing frame such that a motor shaft passes through a shaft hole in the fixing frame to connect with the rotor. The power generating motor, the storage battery and the lamp plate are serially and electrically connected to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Zhe Jiang Hong Zhu Plastic & Hardware Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jing-Hong Tsai
  • Patent number: 8686586
    Abstract: A lighting micro hydraulic power generator includes a leaving water shell, a coil module, a lighting module, a fan, and an entering water cover. The leaving water shell has a container, a plurality of leaving water holes, and a screw thread. The coil module is set within the container of the leaving water shell, which is able to receiving external force for power generation and outputting power. The lighting module is set on the bottom of the leaving water shell, wherein the lighting module is electrically connected to the coil module, and is powered by the coil module to emit light. The fan is connected to the coil module, when the fan is driven by the external force to rotate, it is able to drive the coil module to generate and output power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Agreat Shower & Sanitary (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Pi-Kuang Tsai
  • Publication number: 20140085914
    Abstract: A contactless generator includes a generating module and a magnetic module. The generating module includes an energy converter and a rotator. The rotator has a surface and mechanical energy when rotating and is rotatable relative to the energy converter. The magnetic module is mounted on the surface of the rotator, aligned with the energy converter, and produces a intrinsic magnetic field. The intrinsic magnetic field is subjected to a contactless active force from an external contactless moving metallic object and drives the rotator to rotate. The energy converter converts mechanical energy of the rotator when rotating into electricity by a converting means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Sunrising Eco-Friendly Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kuang Yang Liao
  • Patent number: 8678607
    Abstract: An assembly comprising at least one energy consuming device; the at least one energy consuming device being mounted to a support; at least one solar element for creating electric power from solar power; at least one battery for storing electricity generated by the solar element; at least one wind vane operatively associated with the support; at least one energy converter for generating electric power from the wind; and at least one shaft operatively connected to the at least one energy converter and the supports. Optionally, the energy converter comprises at least one motor which operates to rotate the support; the at least one motor being operatively connected to the at least one battery for storing electric power therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Lawrence E Anderson
  • Patent number: 8665673
    Abstract: A clock shower head includes a hollow body, a hydroelectric generator, a storage battery, a clock processor, a clock displayer and a main control circuit; the hydroelectric generator, the storage battery, the clock processor and the main control circuit are disposed inside the sealing zone of the hollow body. The clock shower head has both illuminating and time display function. People can see the time when enjoying the shower using the clock shower head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignees: Xiamen Solex High-Tech Industires Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Huasong Zhou, Jianmin Chen, Xianguo Zou
  • Publication number: 20140036521
    Abstract: A roadway and street lighting apparatus (200) comprises a sensor (214) to detect movement, and a light source (202) for emitting light, a solar panel (206) for providing energy to the light source, all provided in one apparatus. The apparatus does not rely on mains electricity supply and so the current electricity supply can be left disconnected. The lighting device is 100% renewable, stand alone, self sufficient unit which can be operated without the mains electricity supply. The apparatus is durable, sturdy and easy to maintain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Adam Elliott
  • Patent number: 8585236
    Abstract: A manually powered hand held electrical device such as a flashlight is provided. The device has an elongate housing, a power-requiring functional element, a hinge element at the back of the housing, and a crank arm having an end rotatably attached to the hinge. The hinge allows the crank arm to rotate within an arc of 270 degrees between a resting position and an operating position. The arc is within a plane that includes the longitudinal axis of the housing. In the resting position, the crank arm is parallel to the housing; in the operating position, it is orthogonal thereto. The hinge is rotatable about the longitudinal axis of the housing, and consequently so too is crank arm. The hinge is connectable to a generator; rotation of the hinge element powers the generator, and the generator provides power to the power-requiring functional element such as a light-emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventors: Stanton M. Tangeman, William P. Evans, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8585260
    Abstract: An illumination device of the present invention is used for illuminating an environment, such as a house, a class room, and the like, wherein electricity is in high demand and not affordable to some extent. The illumination device includes at least two units. Each unit presents a male connector and a female connector to mate with one another as more light is required and disassembled from one another to reduce illumination of the environment. A bracket connected to each unit is movable about the unit for placing the unit on a surface, such as a floor, a wall, or a ceiling, and for positioning the unit relative to the environment to be illuminated. A pedal generator capable of attaching and simultaneously charging multiple battery-containing units makes the illumination device useful in areas where electricity is scarce. The illumination device is cost effective and easy to manufacture, transport, and assemble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Nuru Energy Design and Development
    Inventors: Sameer Hajee, Simon Tremeer, Barry Whitmill
  • Publication number: 20130286642
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for generating chaotic movement in a movable flame element of an electric light. A signal generator can cause a drive mechanism of the electric light to provide kinetic motion to the flame element via a magnetic field, air pressure or otherwise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Candella, LLC
    Inventor: Douglas Patton
  • Patent number: 8567985
    Abstract: An illumination device including a lighting device, a detecting module and a display is disclosed. The detecting module is configured for detecting information of the lighting device. The display is configured for receiving the information and displaying the information thereon. Therefore, the user could know the information of the lighting device timely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Chi Lin Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Alfred Peng
  • Publication number: 20130271969
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing instant lighting to a fountain nozzle without using an external power source, where the apparatus includes a generator that generates an AC voltage from the rotation of an impeller being impacted by the flow of water through the fountain water supply source. The generated voltage is rectified and powers an array of LED bulbs where the bulbs are lighted in sequence by way of a controller circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Douglas A. Ruthenberg, William H. Corbin
  • Patent number: 8545068
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing adequate lighting and sighting for a bicycle are disclosed. A lighting system that includes an illumination ring configured to be coupled to a wheel is also disclosed. The illumination ring is configured to simultaneously project light forward and to the side of a front wheel and to project light rearward of and to the side of a rear wheel. The illumination ring may be mounted to or integrated with the bicycle wheel. Methods of controlling light sources on the illumination ring are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Revolights, Inc.
    Inventor: John Kent Frankovich
  • Patent number: 8536791
    Abstract: A solar power supply device includes a solar panel and a rechargeable battery. The solar panel is configured to collect and convert optical energy to electrical energy. The solar power supply device further includes an e-paper display unit, a charging connection connecting to a rechargeable device. A detecting unit detecting the charging state information of the rechargeable device via the charging connection, a light-operated unit detecting ambient illumination intensity, and a processing unit for controlling the e-paper display unit to display charging states information obtained from the detecting unit and the ambient illumination intensity detected by the light-operated unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuan-Hong Hsieh, Han-Che Wang, Lu Pan, Xin Zhao, Zu-Pei He
  • Publication number: 20130235567
    Abstract: A wind-powered lamp includes lower and upper covers confining a space and having inlet and outlet holes, a reflective casing disposed in the space to extend outward from the inlet hole in the lower cover, a lamp plate affixed to the reflective casing, a fixing frame, a power generating motor, a rotor and a storage battery. The upper and lower covers respectively have an open end defining inlet and out holes, an inner sidewall extending inwardly from the open end. The motor fixing frame has engaging ribs engaging with slots formed on inner side wall to affix the motor fixing frame. The power generating motor is affixed within the fixing frame such that a motor shaft passes through a shaft hole in the fixing frame to connect with the rotor. The power generating motor, the storage battery and the lamp plate are serially and electrically connected to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: ZHE JIANG HONG ZHU PLASTIC & HARDWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jing-Hong TSAI
  • Publication number: 20130229793
    Abstract: What is specified is: a lighting apparatus, with a piezoelectric transformer (1), which has a mounting face (10), on which at least two output-side connection points (11) are arranged, and at least one substrateless light-emitting diode (2), which is designed to generate electromagnetic radiation, wherein the at least one substrateless light-emitting diode (2) is fitted at least indirectly to the mounting face (10) and fastened mechanically to the mounting face (10), and the at least one substrateless light-emitting diode (2) is electrically conductively connected to at least two of the output-side connection points (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS GMBH
    Inventors: Siegfried Herrmann, Norwin Von Malm, Lutz Höppel
  • Publication number: 20130229792
    Abstract: The engineering solution relates to means for lighting a territory, mainly under emergency conditions. The solution allows for improving reliability and stability of a lighting installation, and convenience of carrying thereof and providing protection thereof during transportation. The lighting installation includes a base with supports, an inflatable shell secured to the base, and at least one electric lamp positioned inside the shell. The inner cavity of the shell is in communication with an air blower installed in the base. Each support has at least one hinge enabling turning the support and means for fixing the support. The solution contemplates a method for using the lighting installation, including mounting the installation on a power unit, before transforming thereof from a transportation position into an operative position. The place of power unit is adjusted to evenly distribute the installation's weight, the shell is inflated, the installation is secured to the power unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: Boris Vladimirovitch Nalitchaev, Ilia Borisovitch Nalitchaev
  • Patent number: 8517559
    Abstract: A light-emitting device containing a cord that can be used both to affix the device to an object and as a means of manually recharging the device's energy storage unit is disclosed. The device is configured such that the cord is in communication with an electrical generator and an energy storage unit and can be pulled by a user to supply mechanical energy to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel Joel Freschl
  • Patent number: 8511846
    Abstract: A cooler that utilizes multiple LEDs to illuminate an entire interior is disclosed herein. The LEDs are activated by a magnetic reed switch positioned between an inside liner and an outer liner of the cooler. A magnet is positioned in a lid. Removal of the magnetic field of the magnet when the lid is in an open state allows the magnetic reed switch to complete a circuit from a battery to the LEDs thereby allowing the LEDs to illuminate the entire interior chamber of the cooler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Liddup, Inc.
    Inventor: Jayson T. Sandberg
  • Patent number: 8506108
    Abstract: A power tool having a light for illuminating an area proximate a movable end effector. The light may be mounted in such a way as to transmit light through a rotatable collar on the power tool, through or through a member of a housing of the power tool, or from the moving end effector. The light may be powered by a power source that is used for moving the end effector or from a generator that generates electrical power when the power tool is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Brian E. Friedman, Stephen P. Osborne, Eva J. Dixon, Eric E. Hatfield, Daniel Krout, Robert Kusmierski, Corey G. Robertson, Jeffrey Delcamp, Daniel Puzio, Robert S. Gehret, Stuart Garber, Joerg Zellerhoff, Joao Norona, Aris Cleanthous, Amanda Miller
  • Patent number: 8500295
    Abstract: An energy-saving illumination system includes a piezoelectric floor, a revolving door, an accumulator, a light source, and an electrical power sensing device. The piezoelectric floor contains piezoelectric material therein. The revolving door comprises a power generating device. The accumulator is electrically connected to the piezoelectric floor and the power generating device. The light source is electrically connected with the accumulator. The electrical power sensing device is configured to detect the quantity of electric charge in the accumulator; the power generating device of the revolving door charges the accumulator according to the detected result obtained from the electrical power sensing device in respect to the accumulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Foxsemicon Intergrated Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Kuo-Cheng Chang
  • Patent number: 8491150
    Abstract: A solar light assembly includes a plurality of housings each having a light, a frame receiving the plurality of housings, and a solar panel substantially positioned over the frame. Each housing including a face, sides and a lip, such that the face and lip lie in intersecting planes. Each housing is removable from the frame to be rotated and repositioned within the frame. A pole could be used to support the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Sivert G. Fogerlie
  • Patent number: 8480250
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus for providing illumination within a furniture module is provided. The lighting apparatus comprises a means of capturing kinetic energy of a moving part of the furniture module, a means for converting the kinetic energy into electric energy, and a means of converting the electric energy into light energy for lighting up the space within the furniture module. The lighting apparatus is attached to the furniture module. The means of converting kinetic energy into electric energy is, for example, a mechanical gear based assembly or a piezoelectric crystal based assembly. The light source is activated using a rechargeable battery or by using a continuously generated electric current in the short duration of the operation of the furniture module. The lighting apparatus is either directly attached to the furniture module or is an integral part of a furniture hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Gosakan Aravamudan
  • Patent number: 8403520
    Abstract: A fire nozzle quick-assembly light is provided, which comprises a frame, a luminous device and an electricity generation device. The luminous device and the electricity generation device are sited to the frame. The luminous device is for illuminating in the fire scene, and the electricity generation device is for providing electricity to the luminous device. The fire nozzle quick-assembly light could depend on fireman's needed to be assembled or removed from the fire equipment quickly and provide high illumination to help extinguish fire, evacuate and lower the possibility that fireman suffers injury in dark environment. When the fire accident happens in the place with sufficient light, fireman does not need the additional illumination at this time. The fire nozzle quick-assembly light could be removed from the fire equipment easily to lower the weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Jung-Huang Liao, Tzeng-Wuu Wey
  • Patent number: 8403518
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a portable lighting apparatus. The portable lighting apparatus includes a main body, one or more color filters, and an input jack and an output jack. The main body includes a light source. The color filters are provided so as to be moved to the light emission region of the light source. The input and output jacks are connected to a charging unit, which is provided in the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventor: Dae Up Sohn
  • Patent number: 8371711
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a casing unit, a lighting module, a wind generator, a power port module, a battery seat and a control module. The casing unit includes a first side, a second side, and a wind duct extending through the first and second sides. The lighting module is disposed at the first side and operable to emit light outwardly of the casing unit and away from the first side of the casing unit. The wind generator includes a blade unit disposed in the wind duct, and an electric generator unit coupled to the blade unit. The blade unit is driven to rotate by wind flow. The electric generator unit is driven by rotation of the blade unit to generate electricity. The control module is configured to control distribution of electricity generated by the electric generator unit to the lighting module, the power port module and the battery seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventor: Kuo-Chen Chen
  • Publication number: 20130033856
    Abstract: A manually powered hand held electrical device such as a flashlight is provided. The device has an elongate housing, a power-requiring functional element, a hinge element at the back of the housing, and a crank arm having an end rotatably attached to the hinge. The hinge allows the crank arm to rotate within an arc of 270 degrees between a resting position and an operating position. The arc is within a plane that includes the longitudinal axis of the housing. In the resting position, the crank arm is parallel to the housing; in the operating position, it is orthogonal thereto. The hinge is rotatable about the longitudinal axis of the housing, and consequently so too is crank arm. The hinge is connectable to a generator; rotation of the hinge element powers the generator, and the generator provides power to the power-requiring functional element such as a light-emitting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: Stanton M. Tangeman, William P. Evans, JR.
  • Patent number: 8348453
    Abstract: A light assembly comprising a globe, an electric grid powered lighting element disposed within the globe, a solar powered lighting element disposed within the globe, a solar panel coupled to the solar powered lighting element for collecting light and generating power for the solar powered lighting element, a rechargeable power source coupled to the solar panel and the solar powered lighting element for storing the power generated by the solar panel and powering the solar powered lighting element, a first sensor for detecting an ambient light level and activating the solar powered lighting element when the ambient light level is below a desired ambient light level, and, a second sensor for detecting output levels of the solar powered lighting element and activating the electric grid powered lighting element when the output level of the solar powered lighting element is below a desired output level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: Holly S. Cumberland, Todd Cumberland
  • Publication number: 20120327645
    Abstract: In an aspect, in general, a lighting fixture includes a plurality of light sources, each light source including an array of light emitting diodes and a reflective surface. The reflective surface of each of the light sources is configured to reflect at least a portion of near field light produced by the other light sources into the far field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: ARMI Products Corporation
    Inventors: Yuanpeng Benjamin You, Geoffrey Wen-Tai Shuy, Hsin-Chen Lai, Jonathan Li