Automatic Substitution Of Power Supply Or Light Source Patents (Class 362/20)
  • Patent number: 10332368
    Abstract: An emergency sign with orientable light assemblies is an apparatus that displays a message or instructions and alerts nearby individuals of an emergency or event. The apparatus includes a sign, a first orientable light assembly, and a second orientable light assembly. The first orientable light assembly and the second orientable light assembly each include a brace, a post, a sleeve, a carriage, a track, and a light fixture. The first orientable light assembly and the second orientable light are mounted onto the sign and are opposite each other about the sign. The brace positions the light fixture about the sign. The sleeve integrated into the brace and the post is rotatably connected within the sleeve so that the light fixture may spin. The carriage is terminally mounted to the post and the track is integrated into the light fixture so that the light fixture may laterally slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Il Kim
  • Patent number: 10317063
    Abstract: The invention relates to an explosion-proof luminaire (1) comprising a luminaire housing (2), at least one light source (3) arranged in the luminaire housing (2), a reflective device (4) assigned to the light source (3) for deflecting light emitted by the light source (3) in the direction of a light exit opening (5) in the luminaire housing (2) and a cooling device (6) assigned to the light source (3) and/or the luminaire housing (2). In particular, an inner side (7) of the luminaire housing (2) is formed, at least pointwise, as a reflective device (4) and/or the cooling device (6) is formed in one piece with the luminaire housing (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Toni Ott, Jens Burmeister
  • Patent number: 10274150
    Abstract: An LED luminaire with an integrated battery backup is divided into a hidden infrastructure portion and a decorative body portion. The luminaire body has a main lighting deck with two separate LED arrays mounted thereon and a decorative skirt extending from the main lighting deck. A first LED array is operative on regular and emergency power, and a second LED array is operative on battery power. A diffuser panel is received over the main lighting deck. The hidden infrastructure portion includes a light fixture housing configured and arranged to be mounted within a building infrastructure, an emergency battery backup assembly received within the light fixture housing wall, and a housing fixture bracket secured within the light fixture housing to support the emergency backup assembly in the upper portion of the light fixture housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: James Shaw
  • Patent number: 10234128
    Abstract: A power source includes a housing formed of a front face and a plurality of side walls extending from the front face; the front face and the plurality of side walls define a compartment. A first ballast is secured to a first side wall of the plurality of side walls, and a second ballast is secured to a second side wall of the plurality of side walls that is disposed opposite the first side wall. A first set of passive cooling fins extends from the first side wall, and a second set of passive cooling fins extends from the second side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: CHM Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Engberg
  • Patent number: 10129958
    Abstract: Techniques are presented herein to operate a light fixture as in an emergency mode in order to verify that the light emitted by the light fixture when operated in the emergency mode complies with emergency operating policies, as well as to detect failures. The light emitted by the light fixture in emergency mode may be measured and adjusted to optimize the runtime of the light fixture in the emergency mode. The light fixture is connected to a lighting control system via a control network which supplies electrical power to charge an onboard battery of a light fixture and to operate the light fixture. The light fixture may be caused to operate in the emergency lighting mode when a main electrical power supply is interrupted or when performances of the light fixture and of the onboard battery are tested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew A. Laherty, William MacGowan, Charles Calvin Byers
  • Patent number: 10028357
    Abstract: A networked light for illumination and intercom for communications in a single housing, with voice command and control, hands-free. The system in a housing configured to conventional looking lamp, bulb, fixture, lighting devices, suitable for a direct replacement of conventional illuminating devices typical found in homes or buildings. A network of such voice command and control systems may be further monitored and controlled from a base station that facilitates programming, communications, and higher functionality therebetween. The system provides speech recognition for powering on and off, dimming, brightening, and adjusting the lighting to preset, night and emergency settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen Scordato, John A. Carlin, Kevin A. Grupp, Michael Arno
  • Patent number: 9985323
    Abstract: A portable computer may include battery indicator light structures. Battery status information in the portable computer may be presented to a user using an array of light-emitting diodes or other light emitters. Light-emitting diodes may be mounted on a printed circuit board. A stiffener may provide the printed circuit board with rigidity. The printed circuit board may include a connector that allows the board to be connected to a main logic board. A switch on the printed circuit board may be actuated by a power button on the portable computer. An opaque member with an array of holes may be used to reduce light bleed between adjacent light-emitting diodes. Diffusing plastic may be mounted within the array of holes. Bumps in the diffusing plastic may mate with corresponding holes on a portable computer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Keith J Hendren, Bartley K. Andre, Duncan Robert Kerr, Christopher J. Stringer, Daniel J. Coster, Christiaan A. Ligtenberg, John Brock, Thomas W. Wilson, Jr., Dinesh C. Mathew, Brett W. Degner, Tomas E. Ponce
  • Patent number: 9943042
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to fixtures, systems and methods for providing vegetation grow light fixtures with auxiliary power and/or data communication ports or hubs allowing for expansion of their functionality, modularity and adaptability. The addition of power or communication ports integrated with a grow light fixture enables other components to be connected directly to and powered by the grow light fixture. Such components may include but are not limited to supplemental lighting, sensors and actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Biological Innovation & Optimization Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Thosteson, Neil Yorio
  • Patent number: 9917474
    Abstract: Provided is a backup power system for providing power to a load when a primary lighting system is disabled. The backup power system includes an energy source configured to supply an amount of power to the backup power system, and a charger connectable to the energy source and a power source of the primary lighting system. The backup power system additionally includes a controller configured to measure a current value of the primary lighting system and determine a backup current value corresponding to an amount of backup current that is a fractional amount of the determined current value. The backup power system include a current source configured to provide the determined backup current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Yehuda Daniel Levy
  • Patent number: 9903581
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes a power housing that is defined by a front face, a back face and a plurality of sidewalls. A plurality of cooling fins extends from the power housing, and a plurality of drivers is housed by the power housing and is operable to power a plurality of LEDs. An LED housing is rotatably coupled to and thermally separated from the power housing, and the LED housing supports the plurality of LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: CHM Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Engberg
  • Patent number: 9854637
    Abstract: A system allows a light fixture to have a wider range of color temperatures (CCT) while limiting the warmest temperature reached at full intensity. The CCT of the light output may be controlled independently of intensity across a certain range of CCT and dependent on intensity across another range. In an implementation, both intensity and CCT may be adjusted from a single handle, where the interface positions may be divided into multiple zones. In another implementation, intensity may be adjusted from a first handle, while CCT may be adjusted from a second handle. The CCT of the light output may be limited to cooler levels when the intensity is higher, and/or the intensity of the light may be limited to lower levels when the CCT is warmer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: David Ciccarelli, Daniel Aaron Weiss, Benjamin Marshall Suttles
  • Patent number: 9835691
    Abstract: An emergency lighting module for providing emergency power to a solid state luminaire. The emergency lighting module includes a first input configured to receive a DC input voltage from the solid state luminaire, a second input configured to receive a status signal indicative of the status of an AC line voltage, and a first output configured to supply a DC output voltage to the solid state luminaire. The emergency lighting module is configured to supply the DC output voltage to the solid state luminaire in response to a reduction of the AC line voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Trainor, James A. McBryde, Randall L. Powers, Michael J. Harris, Patrick J. O'Flaherty
  • Patent number: 9832849
    Abstract: Emergency light devices, systems and methods that provide instant light in a power outage or other situations. One or more sensors monitor the flow of electricity, and when the flow of electricity is stopped or no longer present, an emergency light device power monitoring device instantly communicates via wireless communication technology to emergency light device(s) to instantly turn on the emergency light device(s). The emergency light device(s) can be a portable and/or permanent unit of varying shapes and sizes, and can be attached to any object, or may stand alone, with some or all of its parts being replaceable, interchangeable, or upgradeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Edward Villaume
  • Patent number: 9791135
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an automatic lamp replacement device and ultraviolet curing equipment, wherein the automatic lamp replacement device comprises: an acquisition unit used for acquiring the luminous intensity information of ultraviolet lamps; a processing unit used for determining that the ultraviolet lamps need to be replaced and generating a control signal when points with values which are less than a set value exist in the luminous intensity information received from the acquisition unit; a control unit used for controlling a carrying device to work according to the control signal received from the processing unit; and the carrying device used for removing the ultraviolet lamps determined to be the ones needing to be replaced and installing new ultraviolet lamps under the control of the control unit. The automatic lamp replacement device provided by the present invention can improve the automatic control accuracy of the ultraviolet curing equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yangkun Jing
  • Patent number: 9791115
    Abstract: An LED ceiling lamp includes a base, a lampshade, an LED component, and a power supply assembly. The base includes a main body and a receiving box having an opening, the main body defines a through hole, an opening end of the receiving box disposes on an edge of the through hole on the main body. The lampshade is shielded on the base, the receiving box is received in a cavity enclosed by the lampshade and the base. The LED component is disposed on the base and received in the cavity. The power supply assembly is received in the receiving box and located outside the cavity, the receiving box defines a wire hole, the power supply assembly has a wire, the wire extends through the wire hole, the power supply assembly is electrically connected to the LED component through the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignees: UNILUMIN GROUP CO., LTD., Angeled Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youqing Liang, Zheng Xiao
  • Patent number: 9752739
    Abstract: An emergency lighting assembly is provided having a housing with one or more adjustable lamp assemblies for aiming the light at selected areas. The lamp assembly is mounted in the housing by a ball and socket arrangement. The lamp assembly has a substantially spherical shape with a front section made of a heat conducting material and a rear section made of a plastic material. The front section has an opening on a front side having a lens and a base spaced from the front side supporting the light source. The light source in one embodiment is an LED which is coupled to the front section to conduct heat from the LED away from the LED and the housing. The rear section has an opening in the rear side that receives a fixed stop member to limit pivoting movement of the lamp assembly with respect to the housing. The rear section also includes a projection oriented to contact the stop member to limit rotation of the lamp assembly with respect to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven Holscher, Han Lei
  • Patent number: 9677754
    Abstract: A power source housing for use with a high mast lighting apparatus, the housing having a front face and an opposing, back face. The front face closest to a back face of a light emitting diode (LED) housing. The housing further includes at least two opposing side faces extending from the front face to the back face and power housing cooling fins extending outward from the at least two opposing side faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: CHM Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Engberg
  • Patent number: 9538597
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a multichannel power supply are disclosed. The multichannel power supply includes a front end circuit configured to receive an input voltage and to provide a regulated front end direct current (DC) voltage. A multichannel source circuit is coupled to the front-end circuit. The multichannel source circuit includes a controller, a reference voltage circuit, and a plurality of source circuits. Each source circuit in the plurality of source circuits represents a distinct output channel of the multichannel power supply. The multichannel source circuit is configured to generate a constant current output for each source circuit in the plurality of source circuits. Each load in a plurality of loads is connected to a corresponding source circuit in the plurality of source circuits and is configured to receive the corresponding constant current output via the corresponding source circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Keng Chen, Christian Breuer
  • Patent number: 9526151
    Abstract: Mechanisms for light management include a light emitting diode (LED) light bulb. The LED light bulb includes multiple light emitting diodes (LEDs) configured for illumination in the LED light bulb and includes a battery. A base is configured to fit a standard socket designed for an incandescent light bulb, and the base is configured to operatively connect to an electrical power source. A module is operative to detect a residual voltage of the power source when a control for powering the LED light bulb is powered off. The module is configured to determine that a power outage occurred and operative to switch to battery power from the battery in response to not detecting the residual voltage of the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Barrett Kreiner, Jonathan L. Reeves
  • Patent number: 9511960
    Abstract: A mobile dock trailer includes a dock enclosure having first and second opposing side walls and first and second opposing end walls. A first loading door is positioned in the first side wall, a second loading door is positioned in the second side wall, and a third loading door is positioned in the second end wall. First and second wheels are attached to an underside of the dock enclosure. A stationary support is attached to the underside of the dock enclosure at a location distal to the first and second wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventor: Rick Bradford
  • Patent number: 9468046
    Abstract: A hybrid power architecture for lighting system that physically separates the conversion of AC-DC constant voltage power from the conversion of DC-DC constant current needed to drive the LEDs. The hybrid power architecture comprises a power converter to generate DC volt power, a battery backup unit for providing backup in the event of power failure and control architecture for controlling the intensity of the lighting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: LUNERA LIGHTING, INC.
    Inventors: Donald Barnetson, John X Zhang
  • Patent number: 9398665
    Abstract: Disclosed is a constant current drive for an LED light source, including a main power supply loop and at least one backup power supply loop. The main power supply loop at least includes a power conversion circuit. The power conversion circuit outputs a constant current to an LED light source. The backup power supply loop at least includes a power conversion backup circuit. The power conversion backup circuit outputs a constant current to the LED light source. When the power conversion circuit and the power conversion backup circuit operate normally, any one thereof operates in a nominal state or a derating state, and the output ends thereof are connected in parallel and then supply power to the LED light source simultaneously. When any one of the power conversion circuit and the power conversion backup circuit is invalid, the invalid circuit will not affect the normal operation of the remaining circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: INVENTRONICS (HANGZHOU), INC.
    Inventors: Guichao Hua, Delai Jiang
  • Patent number: 9335009
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a light emitting diode (LED) tube lamp is provided along with a method of installing the LED tube lamp into a lighting fixture. In various embodiments, the LED tube lamp comprises: a tube; at least one LED positioned within the tube; and a passage formed through at least a portion of the tube, the passage configured to receive there-through a set of electrical connecting wires, wherein a first end of the electrical connecting wires comprises at least one of a two- or three-prong polarized plug. Various embodiments may further comprise a driver circuit positioned within the tube, the driver circuit comprising a second end of the electrical connecting wires. In various embodiments, the LED lamp tube may further comprise at least one end cap disposed on an end of the tube and at least one pin secured thereon wherein the pin is electrically isolated from the LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: FEIT ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: Brian Halliwell
  • Patent number: 9328883
    Abstract: A remote emergency light system provides a base unit that is electrically coupled to one or more remote emergency light fixtures using cables. The base unit may provide power to each of the remote emergency light fixtures using the cables to activate the remote emergency light fixtures during an emergency condition. Alternatively, the base unit may provide a trickle charge to one or more remote emergency light fixtures when each of the remote emergency light fixtures includes an energy charging device. The base unit may be configured to communicate with the remote emergency light fixtures and determine when a trickle charge should be sent to a remote emergency light fixture, when a trickle charge should be stopped for a remote emergency light fixture, and/or when an energy charging device needs to be replaced. The cables can meet the requirements for Class 2 circuits as defined by the National Electric Code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Anthony Audenzio Mangiaracina, Westly Davis Hetrick, Daniel Leland Bragg
  • Patent number: 9310646
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel, a backlight unit disposed at the back of the display panel, and a back cover disposed at the back of the backlight unit, wherein the backlight unit including a base layer, a plurality of substrates disposed on the base layer and separated from each other, and light sources disposed on the substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sangtae Park, Seungchoon Bae
  • Patent number: 9273833
    Abstract: An LED light fixture includes a heat sink structure, at least one LED board in thermal engagement with the heat sink structure, the at least one LED board having at least one LED emitter thereon, and an on-board connector on the LED board for connecting electrical wiring to the LED emitter(s). At least one enclosing member forms with the heat sink an interior space enclosing a corresponding LED board, the rigid enclosing member defining a wiring aperture therethrough in alignment with the on-board connector. The LED light fixture also has an exterior wireway structure including a one-piece duct which has an end portion engaged with the wiring aperture and forms a channel for wires to the on-board connector. The wireway structure further includes a single-piece rigid cover secured with respect to the enclosing member and enclosing the duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Wilcox, Andrew Bendtsen, Dan Quella
  • Patent number: 9232616
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes a light source module and a power supply module. The light source module includes an electrical light source and a transmitter circuit configured to transmit a wireless signal containing information about the light source. The power supply module is connected to the light source module and includes a power supply circuit configured to generate electric power for the light source, a receiver circuit configured to receive the wireless signal transmitted from the transmitter circuit, and a control circuit configured to control the power supply circuit in accordance with the wireless signal received through the receiver circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akinori Hiramatu, Hiroshi Kido, Junichi Hasegawa, Shigeru Ido, Daisuke Ueda
  • Patent number: 9206970
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a light emitting diode (LED) lamp tube is provided along with a method of installing the LED tube lamp into a lighting fixture. In various embodiments, the LED tube lamp comprises: a tube; at least one LED positioned within the tube; a driver circuit positioned within the tube, the driver circuit comprising a set of electrical connecting wires; and a passage formed through at least a portion of the tube, the passage configured to receive there-through the set of electrical connecting wires. In various embodiments, the LED lamp tube comprises: a tube; at least one LED positioned within the tube; at least one end cap disposed on an end of the tube and at least one pin secured thereon wherein at least part of the pin is disposed outside of the tube and the at least one pin is electrically isolated from the at least one LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: FEIT ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Halliwell, David Matten
  • Patent number: 9194561
    Abstract: A lamp including: a casing, a light source, a radiator, a front cover, and a convex lens. The front cover includes: a rotary ring, a movable ring, and a stop ring. An annular groove is disposed outside of the rotary ring. A limiting structure extends inside the annular groove and limits the rotary ring to rotate relative to the casing. The stop ring is fixed inside the rotary ring and the stop ring and the rotary ring combine to form female threads. The movable ring is disposed inside the rotary ring and convex points of the movable ring match with the female threads. Guide columns are disposed on an end part of the movable ring close to the radiator. The guide columns match with guide holes of the radiator and are adapted to axially pass through the guide holes. The convex lens is fixed on the movable ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: GUANGDONG COSIO LIGHTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yulin Wu, Haifeng Li, Ming Liang
  • Publication number: 20150077967
    Abstract: A smart portable lighting device including: at least one or a plurality artificial light sources having a high light output, the artificial light source or each of the artificial light sources being provided with an voltage-to-current electricity converter, which is capable of modulating the output of the light sources according to a given set value; a self-contained power source having a rechargeable battery for supplying electricity to the artificial light source(s) via the voltage-to-current electricity converters, characterized in that the device includes an electronic management casing, which includes a digital processing unit with attached circuits to which the converter(s) of the light source(s) and the self-contained power source are connected, the electronic management casing being configured so as to establish the main lighting phase by programming the desired lighting duration determining a constant light output, or by programming a constant light output determining the available lighting duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: PELLENC (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventor: Roger Pellenc
  • Patent number: 8912723
    Abstract: A method for driving light adjustments, a device therefor and a light adjustable lamp including the device are disclosed. The device includes a light source driving circuit, an MCU and a temporary power supplying circuit. The MCU includes a current detecting module, an analyzing and processing module and a storage module. The analyzing and processing module obtains a connecting signal or a disconnecting signal of the light source driving circuit and thereafter extracts a stored firmware program of gradually varying brightness of a light source or stored information about a constant brightness state of the light source from the storage module for analyzing and processing, so as to generate a controlling signal of adjusting the brightness of the light source and send the controlling signal into the light source driving circuit. Then the light source driving circuit adjusts the brightness of the light source according to the controlling signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventors: Yingwen Liao, Lin Feng, Xiaoyu Wang
  • Patent number: 8858006
    Abstract: The LED lamp includes a housing, an LED chip, a control module, a battery and a heater with a temperature controlled switch. The housing is composed of a front cover and a back cover. The LED chip, control module and the battery are received in the housing. The control module is electrically connected to the LED chip for driving the LED chip. The battery is electrically connected to the control module for providing alternative power to the LED chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Je Woo Corporation, Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung-Keun Lee
  • Patent number: 8777432
    Abstract: A first light source arranged behind a display field and configured to generate an elementary color or a secondary color from red, green and blue elementary colors for increasing safety of a display device having an optical display field, wherein the first light source is connected to an activation module which is configured to activate the first light source based on the desired color. A second light source is arranged behind the display field and configured to generate the elementary color or the secondary color from the red, green and blue elementary colors. The second light source is connected to the activation module which is configured to activate the second light source based on the desired color of the first light source, and a monitor is provided which is configured to identify an error or a fault on one of the light sources and to shutdown the faulty light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Michael Mayer
  • Patent number: 8770771
    Abstract: The disclosed inventions comprise a device that may be mechanically and electrically associated with a typical lighting fixture found in a building or home, has low power consumption, provide a typical lighting when such lighting fixture is providing power to the device and comprises a battery backup to provide an emergency lighting feature when the power is out. The device may further be removed from the lighting fixture and used as a typical flashlight. The device may further be electrically and remotely associated with devices such as cell phones and systems such as alarm systems to provide emergency services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventors: Hans Christer Preta, Isaiah Monty Simmons, William Monty Simmons, Joseph Frank Preta, Dominic Joseph Preta
  • Patent number: 8770770
    Abstract: The present invention includes an LED lighting assembly containing: a housing; one or more solid state lighting units contained within the housing and actuated by alternating current power; a night light contained within the housing and operably communicating with the solid state lighting units, the night light actuated by direct current power in the absence of light from the solid state lighting units; one or more light emitting diodes contained within the night light; and a battery source for powering the night light in the event of power interruption. In yet another aspect of the invention, a lighting unit contains: a housing or elongated tube; one or more light emitting diodes contained within the housing or elongated tube; and a battery source contained within the housing or elongated tube, the battery source configured to selectively power the light emitting diodes with direct current energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventors: Larry N. Shew, Jeremy M. Shew
  • Patent number: 8764242
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for systems and methods that provide for a power outage lighting management within an environment, comprising a power outage detection device adapted to detect a power outage condition and to wirelessly transmit power outage indication data to a plurality of lighting systems within the environment, where at least one of the plurality of lighting systems include an LED light source that is powered by an internal power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Wireless Environment, LLC
    Inventors: Michael V. Recker, David B. Levine
  • Publication number: 20140168932
    Abstract: A modular segmented street lighting device comprises an attaching member that is attachable to a street lamp pole, the attaching member comprising an electrical connector adapted to be electrically coupled to a power source associated with the street lamp pole. The modular segmented street lighting device also includes a docking member that is removably attachable to the attaching member, and comprises a power supply unit, and a load member that is removably attachable the attaching member and/or the docking member. The docking member is adapted to electrically couple the power supply unit to the electrical connector of the attaching member when the docking member is attached to the attaching member. The load member is adapted to electrically couple the lighting device to the power supply unit when the load member is attached to the attaching member and/or the docking member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: LIGHTING SCIENCE GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Penley Boomgaarden, Ricardo Romeu, Eric Holland, Raymond Reynolds
  • Patent number: 8727555
    Abstract: A lawn or patio umbrella with an integral lighting system that utilizes cold cathode ray tubes, light emitting diodes (LED's), or florescent lights, to provide relatively bright outdoor light for reading and other activities that require relatively high light intensities is provided. In one embodiment, a modular, electrically powered lawn or patio umbrella in which lighting systems, such as those utilizing cold cathode tubes, LED's, or florescent lights; cooling systems, such as those utilizing electric fans or misting systems; and motorized retraction systems; can be selectively interchanged is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: World Factory, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory G. Kuelbs
  • Patent number: 8702256
    Abstract: The invention relates to an emergency light device for marine use comprising a housing accommodating an electronic circuit, a least one transparent dome, and a first and a second shell member, said electronic circuit comprising at least one light emitting diode provided in the at least one transparent dome, an electrical power supply comprising at least one battery of the AA, AAA or AAAA type, and at least one operating switch, said emergency light characterized in that the housing has a width which is substantially larger than the height, preferably the width is at least double or triple the height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Alcares APS
    Inventor: Hans Poul Alkjær
  • Publication number: 20140063776
    Abstract: A lighting system includes a low-profile LED driver box with quick connect LED drivers that are accessible through service doors, panels or plates. The LED driver box attaches to a ceiling mount to support or suspend an LED light fixture. The LED light fixture is suspended from the LED driver box through a power-feed suspension mechanism that includes at least one direct current power conductor cable to power to the LED light fixture. The LED light fixture includes one or more linear arrays of LEDs. The system also includes a controller or dimming circuit for controlling light output and/or a backup battery for providing power to the LED light fixture in the event of a power failure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: FINELITE INC.
    Inventors: Walter Blue Clark, Jeffry Mellor, Abir Abi Abboud, Hiep Phan
  • Publication number: 20140063777
    Abstract: A self cooling light effects device for use in a standard light bulb socket having a socket adaptor, surface embedded LEDs as means to generate light effects, means to control light effects, and means for cooling. Fiber optic cables provide further light effects. Means to control 5 light effects may include a logic board. Means for cooling may be any combination of fans, heat sinks, heat pipes, thermoelectric cooling, a heat conductive filler, and a heat conductive housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: A66, Inc.
    Inventors: George Davey, Mike Pieper
  • Publication number: 20130335944
    Abstract: Provided is a brilliant Humiliation light fixture using high efficiency white LEDs in a strip design that can replace many conventional single or multiple tube fluorescent lighting fixtures. This LED lighting fixture provides benefits in lower installation cost, lower cost of ownership, lower room heating, higher illumination availability, higher efficiency, elimination of faculae, flexibility in re-layout lighting and avoidance of hazard waste. The lighting fixture are not to be confused with “LED fluorescent tubes” which is a name common in the industry to describe a fluorescence tube shape containing a linear array of LEDs that is designed to replace individual fluorescent tubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Robert D. Battis, Wayne Armstrong
  • Patent number: 8591065
    Abstract: An illumination system integrateable into or retrofit onto a circuit panel breaker box. The system may include a light source, a power supply, and a switch to activate a light when the panel cover is removed, or when the line power to the breaker box is interrupted, or when the specific breaker for the light in the area of the panel is tripped. The system may include a light external to the breaker box to provide assistance in locating the box in a power-outage or tripped breaker situation, a light within the panel cover recess with a switch that activates the light when the panel cover door is opened to provide illumination for assessing the status of the breakers, and a light behind the panel cover with a switch that activates the light when the panel cover is removed to access the wiring and breakers within the box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Inventors: Josiah M. Baer, Jay C. Rickel, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8568010
    Abstract: In accordance with certain embodiments, interior spaces are illuminated with a combination of harvested sunlight and artificial light emitted by one or more light-emitting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Cooledge Lighting Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Ashdown, Philippe M. Schick, Ingo Speier, Wallace Scott
  • Publication number: 20130242529
    Abstract: A compact emergency lighting system installed or preinstalled into a standard component of a building, comprising: at least one tiny and high flux luminary, such as a LED, which is installed on at least one side of the standard building component and powered by a battery backing up and charging unit coupling with an AC power supply. It is relatively simple in configuration, low in cost, easy to install, more durable, space-saving, causing minimal disruption to the outlook and design of the premises and provides with an extended operation time and reduced recharging time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: CRAWFORD TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Anthony WONG
  • Publication number: 20130229782
    Abstract: An emergency lighting device includes an internal battery, a switching mechanism, and one or more light sources. The light sources are electrically coupled to the internal battery through the switching mechanism. The switching mechanism includes a first contact and a second contact. Additionally, the switching mechanism is configured to receive an external mechanical disconnect male jack to electrically disconnect the light sources from the internal battery. In certain embodiments, the emergency lighting device is also electrically coupled to an external power source and includes a circuit breaker for providing power to the light sources from the external power supply during normal operation and for automatically providing power to the light sources from the internal battery in the event that power from the external power source fails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: Westly Davis Hetrick, Daniel Leland Bragg
  • Patent number: 8525415
    Abstract: A vehicular LED lamp monitoring/controlling system includes a vehicular LED lamp having first and second LEDs. A selection/control unit is connected to and controls separate activation of the first and second LEDs and is connected to a malfunction detecting unit that detects operation of the first and second LEDs. The second LED is activated when the first LED operates abnormally. A power control unit can send a control signal to the selection/control unit to control luminance of each of the first and second LEDs. A vehicle speed monitoring unit connected to the power control unit reads a speed of a vehicle on which the vehicular LED lamp is mounted. When the vehicle is moving, the first or second LED provides normal luminance. When the vehicle is not moving, the first or second LED provides reduced luminance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventor: Yun-Chang Liao
  • Patent number: 8491159
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for systems and methods that provide for a power outage lighting management within an environment, comprising a power outage detection device adapted to detect a power outage condition and to wirelessly transmit power outage indication data to a plurality of lighting systems within the environment, where at least one of the plurality of lighting systems include an LED light source that is powered by an internal power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Wireless Environment, LLC
    Inventors: Michael V. Recker, David B. Levine
  • Patent number: 8469556
    Abstract: A safety unit for mounting in a wall defining a part of a building space has a tubular housing containing an emergency load such as a light sized to fit within the housing, said emergency load including a base and a light-emitting element. An actuator mechanism such as a motor carried on the housing provides force to the base responsive to electrical power to translate the base to deploy the emergency load within the building space. A preferred embodiment includes a cover and a cover-operating mechanism receiving force from the actuator to remove the cover as the load deploys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas W. Gow
  • Publication number: 20130141890
    Abstract: According to various embodiments of the invention, an LED lighting system is providing having a replaceable driver module. In some embodiments, the replaceable driver module comprises a component that is physically attachable to an LED illumination module, whereby the attached components have a combined physical profile dimensioned for installation in a pre-existing light fixture. In further embodiments, the combined system's dimensions allow it to be installed in pre-existing fluorescent fixtures without requiring rewiring of the fixtures. In some embodiments, the LED driver module may be configured to condition power received from a fluorescent light ballast to drive the LEDs such that a pre-existing fluorescent ballast does not need to be removed. In other embodiments, the LED driver may be configured to condition main power such that a pre-existing fluorescent ballast may be removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: STEVEN W. CARLIN, BOB CHEN, FRED CHEN, JEROME LEGERTON