Curvilinear Light Source Patents (Class 362/216)
  • Patent number: 10890303
    Abstract: Lamp shades are provided with ornamentation utilizing light pipes and fiber optics, using light pipe technology to provide an ornamented shade. For lampshades of the truncated conical shape type, this light pipe ornamentation includes light emitting top and/or bottom circular rims, as well as an optional light emitting central thematic character/logo figure in 3D relief. Light is transmitted from the interior of the shade to illuminate the light pipe features, or from fiber optic electrically conductive wires/cables, which may include circular light pipes attached as integrally formed top and bottom rims of the lamp shade. Alternatively, the circular decorative light pipes may be formed by a plurality of arcuate segments, which, when joined together, form a circular rim, where light may be diffused and sent through the segments. The translucent light pipe elements may be injection molded of tinted light guide grade plastic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Steven Goldmeier
  • Patent number: 10837626
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to an adjustable light fixture and method of installing the same. Various embodiments of the adjustable light fixture comprise a light head comprising a light source, a lens, and a frame; a socket base configured to be secured relative to a socket of a light assembly; and an extender located between the light head and the socket base and configured to move between an extended configuration and a compressed configuration. In various embodiments, the adjustable light fixture is installed by engaging the socket base with a corresponding socket of a light assembly, and adjusting the extender toward the compressed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Feit Electric Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan Barry Feit
  • Patent number: 10816178
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes a light source circuitry and an optical element. The light source circuitry has a light source baseplate, a plurality of light-emitting units arranged in an annular shape on the light source baseplate, and a driving circuitry located in an annular region surrounded by the light-emitting units on the light source baseplate. The optical element includes an annular optical accommodation region at an outer periphery and a driving accommodation region protruded from the optical accommodation region and is disposed in a region surrounded by the optical accommodation region. The optical accommodation region includes an optical accommodation groove which is facing the light-emitting units and configured to accommodate the light-emitting units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Opple Lighting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guoping Wang, Hongbo Wang, Feng Li
  • Patent number: 10760751
    Abstract: A configurable mounting frame includes a light fixture receiving opening having a first shape. The light fixture receiving opening is configured to receive a light fixture to mount the light fixture to a mounting surface. Further, the configurable mounting frame includes breakaway panels that are detachable to change the shape of the light fixture receiving opening from the first shape to a second shape that is different from the first shape. Furthermore, the configurable mounting frame includes locking features that are configured to toollessly and releasably lock an electrical or electronic component such as a junction box-driver assembly thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: John E. Bowen
  • Patent number: 10753557
    Abstract: A system of localized general lighting, embodied in a table lamp, the table lamp has more than one lamp, and lights emitted by each lamp define a light illumination tier; wherein the system has a first illumination tier and a second illumination tier, the first illumination tier is positioned below the second illumination tier; the first illumination tier illuminates lights having homogeneous intensity, low illumination height, strong illuminance and small area coverage; the second illumination tier is positioned above the first illumination tier; the second illumination tier illuminates lights having homogeneous intensity, high illumination height, weak illuminance and large area coverage; the area coverage of the lights illuminated by the second illumination tier superimposes the area coverage of the lights illuminated by the first illumination tier so that the lights from the second illumination tier and the lights from the first illumination tier are mixed at a predetermined ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Tao Yang
  • Patent number: 10738971
    Abstract: An adjustable under cabinet LED light fixture having a tube holding LEDs that can be rotated to different amounts to direct illumination in a particular direction. The LED light fixture can be moved relative to a mounted plate attached to the bottom of a cabinet or the ceiling of a compartment below a sink or the like in a horizontal direction, and held to the mounted plate by magnetic attraction. The LED light fixture can also be dimmable to vary the color temperature of the LED illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: ETi Solid State Lighting Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Van Winkle, William Carter, Kerby Siglin
  • Patent number: 10641469
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a quickly clampable and dismountable lamp connection structure, wherein a buckle linkage assembly that fastens the lamp housing body onto the fixed connecting seat in a dismountable manner is arranged between opposite junction surfaces of the fixed connecting seat and the lamp housing body, and comprises a locking groove, a hook that can snap into the locking groove in a resilient manner so that the lamp housing body is fastened on the fixed connecting seat, a linkage part that can stretch out or draw back and move together with the hook, and a guide slope for pushing the linkage part to move when the lamp housing body rotates relative to the fixed connecting seat, thereby driving the hook to retreat and break away from the locking groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Zhongshan Winstar Electrical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Bin Lin, Yu Li, Jian Wu Zhu, Zhi Zhuan Liao
  • Patent number: 10595376
    Abstract: Luminaries, fixtures, systems and methods of providing both spectrally and spatially targeted illumination are disclosed. Intelligent lighting systems with programmable interfaces for customizing spectral and spatial light output to an individual user are also disclosed. Lighting fixtures including table and floor lamps with adjustable spectral output designed to coordinate with the time of day and human circadian rhythms are described. Adjustable light distribution units that provide for both indirect lighting and task lighting that may be independently varied with respect to color so as to illuminate and facilitate circadian rhythm regulation are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: BIOLOGICAL INNOVATION & OPTIMIZATION SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Soler, Eric Thosteson
  • Patent number: 10551027
    Abstract: A lamp structure contains: a lampshade, a transmission cap, and an illumination element. The lampshade is tubular and includes a first orifice and a second orifice which are defined on two ends of the lampshade respectively. The lampshade is opaque and includes a reflective face formed on an inner wall thereof. The transmission cap is tubular and is accommodated in the lampshade, and a gap is defined between the transmission cap and the reflective face. The illumination element is defined between the transmission cap and the reflective face of the lampshade. One part of lights penetrates through the transmission cap from the illumination element, another lights emit out of a front side of the lamp structure via the reflective face, the transmission cap and the first orifice, and the other lights illuminate out of a rear side of the lamp structure via the second orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Hui-Lun Lee
  • Patent number: 10449913
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to illuminated display devices and methods of displaying indicia, advertisements, etc. on a changeable illuminated display. The display device comprises a frame structure, a plurality of openings formed in the frame structure, the plurality of openings comprising first and second open spaces disposed at top and bottom positions, respectively, of the frame structure, and the plurality of openings further comprising a third open space disposed between the first and second open spaces. The display device further comprises a compact image display device operable to display an image, the compact image display device held and positioned relative to the frame structure such that first, second, and third different portions of the image, when displayed by the compact image display device, are visible through the plurality of openings first, second, and third open spaces, respectively. Additionally, control circuitry is coupled to the compact image display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Donald Curtis Eiland
  • Patent number: 10451252
    Abstract: A light fixture includes a housing that defines a first cavity. Further, the light fixture includes a light module that is disposed in the first cavity and is configured to emit light in a first direction. Furthermore, the light fixture includes a light redistribution apparatus that is coupled to the housing and is disposed in the first cavity to receive the light from the light module. The light redistribution apparatus includes an outer collar comprising a body that defines a second cavity. Further, the light redistribution apparatus includes a plurality of redirection segments that are disposed within the outer collar and across at least a portion of the second cavity such that they redirect a portion of the light that is emitted in the first direction towards a second direction and allow a remainder portion of the light to travel unobstructed towards the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Wilston Nigel Christopher Sayers, Kevin Roy Harpenau
  • Patent number: 10416377
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a first waveguide having a first primary light emitting surface directed in a first direction and a first secondary light emitting surface directed in a second direction. A second waveguide having a second primary light emitting surface directed in the second direction and a second secondary light emitting surface directed in the first direction. A first plurality of LEDs are optically coupled to the first waveguide and a second plurality of LEDs are optically coupled to the second waveguide. The first and second waveguides are independently operable. The first and second plurality of LEDs may comprise LED groups where each of the LED groups are independently controllable. The light emission pattern and light properties of the emitted light are controllable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Claudio Girotto, Eric Tarsa, Nathan Ray Snell, James Ibbetson, Mark Youmans, Theodore D. Lowes, Bernd Keller, Ethan Creasman, Randall Levy Bernard, William L. Dungan
  • Patent number: 10337701
    Abstract: A luminaire is provided, the luminaire is fitted with a decorative element (3) that is simple to exchange for a user without the need for additional tooling. Further, a range of optical structures (2) are provided that enable the user to easily tailor the light distribution generated by his luminaire without having to purchase an entire new luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Olaf Mastenbroek, Yves Roger Herremans, Herman Jozef Godfried Goris, Denis Joseph Carel Van Oers
  • Patent number: 10288228
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lamp fixture and a surface mounted tube lamp. The lamp fixture comprises a bottom cover and a hanging board, wherein the hanging board comprises a hanging board body; the hanging board body has two ends both provided with downward bent edges; the bent edges at the two ends are respectively provided with first fixing members and second fixing members; the bottom cover is provided with first openings and second openings; the first openings and the second openings are respectively internally provided with first fixing portions and second fixing portions; the first fixing members extend into the first openings to be articulated with the first fixing portions, and the second fixing portions are capable of rotating along with the bottom cover to be fixed with the second fixing members that extend into the second openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: XIAMEN GUANGPU ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhi Fu Xie, Zong Hui Chen, Yao Wei Zhou
  • Patent number: 10168026
    Abstract: An end cap for a light fixture is described herein. The end cap can include a body having at least one wall and at least one coupling feature, where the at least one wall has an inner surface and an outer surface, and where the at least one coupling feature is configured to couple the body to another component of the light fixture. The end cap can also include a first knockout disposed in the at least one wall, where the first knockout is configured to be removed to generate a first aperture in the at least one wall, where the first aperture is configured to receive a first electrical enclosure. The end cap can further include a second knockout disposed in the at least one wall, where the second knockout is configured to be removed to generate a second aperture in the at least one wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Jerold Alan Tickner, Nicolas Zamora, Michael Troy Winslett, Adam Foy
  • Patent number: 10060610
    Abstract: A lighting assembly is disclosed that is sold in a kit/package with a single, dual conductor wire that forms an electrical “loop”. Both free ends of a first conductor of the wire are connected to the same conductor socket and both free ends of a second conductor are connected to the other conductor socket. During installation, a contractor can simply cut with wire loop to provide a pre-wired light assembly that is ready to be daisy-chained to other light assemblies or electrical equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: The Toro Company
    Inventor: Michael Borgeson
  • Patent number: 9976729
    Abstract: The present invention provides a pot light accessory adapter having a perimeter rim, a flange having an aperture and having means for connecting the adapter to a pot light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Kory Keogan
  • Patent number: 9829163
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a lighting device that includes or retains a plurality of solid-state light emitters and is capable of providing one or more of omni-directional lighting and task lighting. Other embodiments relate to modular lighting systems for providing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Inner Lighting LLC
    Inventor: Lee D. Stagni
  • Patent number: 9616803
    Abstract: A head light module may include a lamp that radiates light, a lens that directs the light radiated by the lamp to an outside, a light permeable bezel that is disposed in a predetermined area around the lens, and a surface illumination source that radiates light to a side end surface and a rear surface of the bezel. The light radiated by the surface illumination source is directed to a front surface of the bezel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Byeongho Jeong
  • Patent number: 9583329
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an adjustable induction lamp adapter that is also extendable. The adjustable induction lamp adapter attaches to an induction lamp by clamping onto an induction lamp bar. The clamping is achieved through the use of a removable end cap at the base of the adjustable induction lamp adapter, wherein the end cap has a cutout and screw to hold the induction lamp bar in place. The adjustable induction lamp adapter is designed to also be able to extend in length by attaching one or more extension adapters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventor: John Yeh
  • Patent number: 9574755
    Abstract: A system and method of creating a decorative panel enables the creation of a decorative panel through a unique arrangement of illuminating blocks. The blocks are arranged to form a decorative panel. The blocks have an internal channel that contains light emitting diodes and a central conductive member. The diodes can be adjusted and removed to achieve a desired pattern or message without removing any of the blocks. The diodes and central conductive member are easily accessible from one side of the blocks by sliding them in and out for interchanging diodes or maintenance of the wires. The decorative effect on the panel may be constantly regenerated by interchanging diodes from within individual blocks, without having to move the block. This is possible because the diodes are disposed internally in the blocks. Thus, the illuminating effect from within each block is manipulated to create a desired decorative effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventor: Faber Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 9523593
    Abstract: The present teachings provide for a light guide for a vehicle dashboard display having a first display panel. The light guide can include a guide structure secured to the vehicle dashboard display proximate to the first display panel. The guide structure can be configured to transmit light from the first display panel at a first position, through the guide structure, to a second position spaced apart from the first display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignees: Denso International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Kunitachi, Ramesh Mishra
  • Patent number: 9308289
    Abstract: A luminaire system having a lamp compartment and sterilization compartment permitting both illumination and the sterilizing of airborne bacteria. The sterilization compartment has one or more germicidal lamps to sterilize airborne bacteria when air is circulated through the luminaire system. The lamp compartment has one or more lamps to illuminate the desired outside environment away from the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Eugene Graff, Carlton B. Plunk
  • Patent number: 9239146
    Abstract: A light fitting and method for illuminating the exterior of spas, swimming pools, hot tubs, garden baths, and the like, the light fitting having a base component mounted through a spa wall; a lens or light diffuser on an exterior end of the base component; a light source on, in, or proximal to an interior end of the base component; a light clip for retaining the light source on, in, or proximal to the base component; a light shade located on or proximal to the exterior end of the base component; and an attachment plate for attaching the light shade onto the base component via a mounting support; the base component having a cylindrical hollow body having a hollow interior, a first end located within the spa wall, and a second end located proximal to the spa wall, with the mounting support being attached to the cylindrical hollow body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Custom Molded Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor L. Walker, Angelo V. Pugliese, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9175811
    Abstract: A lighting device comprising a light emitter positioning element and first and second solid state light emitters positioned on the first light emitter positioning element, at least a first portion of the first light emitter positioning element of a spiral shape. Also, a lighting device comprising first and second solid state light emitters and means for dissipating heat from them. Also, a method of assembling a lighting device, comprising positioning a first light emitter positioning element that comprises a ledge, so that at least a part of it is in contact with a support structure, at least first and second solid state light emitters being on the positioning element, and pressing the positioning element to bring it into contact with the ledge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Antony Paul Van De Ven, Gerald H. Negley, Martin Bertock
  • Patent number: 9062837
    Abstract: A housing for a luminaire is disclosed. The housing can include a housing top and a housing body coupled to each other. The housing body can include at least one wall that is bendable to form a cavity. The housing body can also include at least one first housing body coupling feature disposed on a first end, and at least one second complementary housing body coupling feature disposed on the first end adjacent to the at least one first housing body coupling feature. The housing body can further include at least one second housing body coupling feature disposed on a second end, and at least one first complementary housing body coupling feature disposed on the second end adjacent to the at least one second housing body coupling feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Grzegorz Wronski, Huang Rongxiu, Zhihong Lin, Jared Michael Davis
  • Patent number: 9010952
    Abstract: A cap for a liquor bottle can have an upper wall, a cylindrical outer wall and an internally threaded inner wall configured to be secured to an externally threaded neck of a liquor bottle. The cap can include a spout pivotally coupled to the upper wall comprising first and second parallel internal passageways extending longitudinally through the spout and configured to pivot between an open position and a closed position. An annular light ring can be positioned between the outer and inner walls and can include light sources configured to emit light downwardly toward an annular shoulder of the liquor bottle. The light sources can emit light in various different manners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Edge Beverage 2 LLC
    Inventors: Chris Lenahan, Danny Mills, Lyle Andrew Ramsdell
  • Patent number: 8845133
    Abstract: A compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) including an insulating barrier between heat sources and heat sensitive components. The heat sensitive barrier is in the form of an insulative layer of cement applied between the heat generating components of the CFL and one or more heat sensitive components of the CFL. The cement can also fix or secure various components within the lamp thereby eliminating the need for some or all of the support structure of a conventional CFL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Peter Ivan Poczik, Laszlo Bankuti, Karoly Talosi, Peter Mora
  • Patent number: 8550655
    Abstract: An omni-directional light radiation lamp and an omni-directional light radiation illumination system are applied in a standard lamp socket that supplies standard utility power. The omni-directional light radiation lamp includes a base, a circular lamp body, a support module and an annular lamp cover. The base has a plurality of electrode plates, and the circular lamp body has a plurality of omni-directional light emitting diodes, and the omni-directional light emitting diodes are coupled to the electrode plate, and the support module is disposed on the base for carrying the circular lamp body, and the circular lamp cover is covered on the circular lamp body. Several omni-directional light radiation lamps can be stacked and connected in series with one another to selectively adjust the illumination brightness, or further combined with a power controller to perform a smart illumination control of the lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Yu-Nan Wang
  • Patent number: 8444426
    Abstract: A lamp holder connector includes a lamp box and at least one pair of lamp bases assembled to the lamp box. The lamp box includes a first upper holder, at least one pair of first lower holders assembled to the first upper holder, and at least one pair of first terminals received in the lamp box. Each side of the first upper holder defines an elastic portion. An outer face of each elastic portion defines at least one fastening portion. Each lamp base includes a second upper holder assembled to the first lower holder, a second lower holder assembled to the second upper holder, and a second terminal received in the second lower holder. At least one side of the second upper holder defines a receiving groove for receiving the elastic portion. A sidewall of the receiving groove defines at least one fastening hole for buckling the fastening portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Proconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mei-Chuan Yang
  • Patent number: 8382307
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a light source lamp, and a light-diffusing layer including a diffusing plate or a diffusing sheet, the light source lamp including a folded portion (curved portion), such as U-shaped tube, and the lighting device for display devices having any of, or a combination of: the folded portion of the light source lamp is covered with a lamp frame; an optical member provided with a light-reducing or light-shielding treatment is around the folded portion of the light source lamp; the folded portion of the light source lamp is outside an effective display region; the folded portion of the light source lamp includes a member reducing or shielding light; and a reflective member with a light-reducing treatment around the folded portion of the light source lamp. As a result, at least part of light generated from the curved portion of the light source lamp is reduced or shielded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiki Takata, Katsuaki Yamada
  • Patent number: 8256918
    Abstract: A tubular luminaire efficiently utilizes the light of a line of high-brightness unlensed LEDs to reproduce the homogeneous appearance of a neon tube. The transparent tube has an annular cross-section suitable for cost-effective manufacturing by extrusion. The LEDs are mounted in a line on a circuit board that can be positioned either inside or outside the tube. Their light shines into a cylindrical groove, thereby entering within the material of the tube. Above the groove, the wall of the tube has a spiral shape that reflects the light laterally so that it stays within the annular tube for a considerable path length. Volume scattering by a low density of scattering inclusions causes the light to escape as a homogenous glow. Alternatively, mild surface scattering from the inside surface can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Light Prescriptions Innovators, LLC
    Inventors: Julio C. Chaves, Roberto Alvarez, William A. Parkyn, Juan Carlos Minano
  • Patent number: 8251539
    Abstract: An energy saving lamp is provided. The energy saving lamp includes a main body, a circuit, an adjusting member, and a shielding device. The circuit includes a plurality of parallel loops, each parallel loop includes at least one light emitting member and a pair of open ends, the adjusting member is rotatably connected to the main body; the shielding device is fixed on the adjusting member; a conductive rod is fixed at the shielding device, and is received in an accommodating hole of the main body; when the adjusting member turns under a twisting force, it drives the shielding device to turn, the conductive rod moves in the accommodating hole to contact different number of the pairs of open ends to close the loops of the open ends, the light emitting members in the closed loops are thus turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiao-Guang Su
  • Patent number: 8087802
    Abstract: A cover for a spiral-type compact florescent lamp includes a cover body and a connector extending from the cover body to the compact florescent lamp and connecting the cover to the compact florescent lamp with the cover body disposed adjacent to the lamp coil structure and covering the lamp coil structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: David C. Hull
  • Patent number: 8085362
    Abstract: A liquid crystal module includes a rear frame, a U-shaped cold cathode tube and a cold cathode tube support member. The U-shaped cold cathode tube has a first straight tube portion, a second straight tube portion and a curved end portion that connects the first and second straight tube portions. The cold cathode tube support member has a mating component and an engaging component. The mating component restricts movements of the first straight tube portion in first and second directions of the rear frame relative to the rear frame. The engaging component restricts a movement of the second straight tube portion in the first direction of the rear frame relative to the rear frame. The engaging component supports the second straight tube portion for movement in the second direction of the rear frame relative to the rear frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Suehiro Harada
  • Publication number: 20110249425
    Abstract: A luminaire, such as a lamp assembly or a floor lamp, umbrella, or planar or sheet-like like light emitting surface includes a conforming mechanism for selectively curving the light emitting surface. A convex profile will diffuse light while a concave profile will concentrate light, it being intended that the surface can be conformable up to a five inch (5?) radius of curvature in either direction. The light panel portions may be of the same color, or may be different colors that will result in different mixing of the light when made from different colors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Deeder Aurongzeb, Thomas Alexander Knapp
  • Publication number: 20110211342
    Abstract: Improvements in a lighting fixture where the lighting fixture uses inductive lighting technology or self ballasting lighting elements with one or a plethora of efficient light elements. The lighting fixture is used where high bay or low bay lighting may be used. The improvement includes a new installation or a retrofit installation. The kit allows a building or residence to use common wiring to secure to a socket. The socket allows for quick installation, upgrading, or replacement with inductive lighting elements. The adapter and the lighting fixture use common pieces that are interchangeable to reduce the number of unique components. The inductive lighting fixture further includes support components that provide structural rigidity to the assembly of components within the socket. The base may further include mounting for a reflective dome to focus or diffuse the light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventor: RUBEN SANDOVAL
  • Patent number: 8002448
    Abstract: The table lamp contains a lamp base and an extension tube plugged vertically into the lamp base. A curved transparent light tube is attached along its entire length to a parallel and also curved back cover. The combination is joined to a top end of the extension tube. Two light generation assemblies are provided at the two ends of the light tube, respectively, each sequentially composed of a lens, a lens ring, a light emitting diode, a power circuit, a heat dissipation plate, and a heat dissipation element. The light from the light emitting diodes is projected into the light tube and, with a reflection layer along the inner wall of the light tube, the light is uniformly reflected towards the area beneath the table lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Eiso Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheng-Tang Chen
  • Patent number: 7965494
    Abstract: The combined ballast apparatus provides dual function, as both slave ballast and emergency battery ballast, without the expense of a dual installation of ballast onto or into a light fixture. The apparatus is further designed for best efficiency in mounting and in service and removal. The mount holes and quick clips provide for installation to existing fixtures without the need for screwdrivers, for example. The quick connects allow the apparatus to be quickly plugged and unplugged from a light fixture, without having to strip wires and use wire nuts or the like. If equipped with the apparatus and needing a ballast change, the fixture is serviced in a matter of perhaps ¼ to ? the time previously required, without the litter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Inventors: Michael P. Morris, Emily D. Morris
  • Patent number: 7862201
    Abstract: A lighting device comprises a serpentine shaped CCFL, a driver driving the CCFL, a connector that allows the device to connect to and receive power from conventional power sockets, and a fixture that connects them into a single device. Such device can be used for general lighting purposes and replaces incandescent and other fluorescent lamps in current use without having to change electrical sockets. The fixture mechanically connects the CCFL, the driver and the connector to form an unitary mechanical structure. Preferably an air gap is maintained between the CCFL and the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: TBT Asset Management International Limited
    Inventors: Shichao Ge, Victor Lam
  • Patent number: 7862200
    Abstract: A lamp arrangement is disclosed, with at least one low-pressure discharge lamp, in particular, a compact fluorescent lamp to generate a main illumination with at least one discharge bulb, fitted in a socket and at least one alternative light source, in particular, a light diode arrangement with at least one light diode (LED) for generation of an alternative illumination. According to the invention, the light diode arrangement is at least partly arranged in the vicinity of cold spots on the low pressure discharge lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Osram Gesellschaft mit beschraenkter Haftung
    Inventors: Udo Custodis, Werner Schmidts
  • Patent number: 7850324
    Abstract: A backlight chassis that is capable of preventing an unusual noise caused by vibrations of a backlight unit or a tubular lamp houses tubular lamps arranged behind a display panel via optical sheets. The backlight chassis includes lamp holding members provided on a lamp housing surface of the backlight chassis, for holding the tubular lamps at an approximate midpoint thereof, wherein the lamp holding members and the backlight chassis are defined by a unitary molded resin member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takuya Ohnishi, Satoshi Ono, Takeshi Ogura, Kazuki Nakamichi, Yoshihiro Murakami, Takafumi Hara
  • Patent number: 7748871
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a method of enhancing illumination by a variety of lamp types through the use of reflective technologies, for example, replacement of expensive high intensity density of mercury vapor lamps with low wattage fluorescent tubes having at least one and in some cases, up to three reflective surfaces for focusing otherwise lost light toward a target illumination area. Further, the placement of light sources at the focal point of said reflective surfaces aids in optimizing the amount of light focused in a desired direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Inventor: Randal D. Walton
  • Patent number: 7704762
    Abstract: A method of producing a lamp, including: mounting light emitting junctions in respective receptacles; mounting the receptacles on a curved support structure so as to form a three-dimensional array; and placing the light emitting junctions in electrical connection with the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Lednium Technology PTY Limited
    Inventors: Balu Jeganathan, John Albert Montagnat
  • Patent number: 7597450
    Abstract: A high bay induction fluorescent lighting fixture having a multiple of nested circular lamps suspended on a post below the ballasts therefor and enclosed in a reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: American Wholesale Lighting, Inc.
    Inventor: Clayton M. Garrett
  • Patent number: 7598662
    Abstract: A compact self-ballasted fluorescent lamp includes a double-spiral arc tube and a holder. The holder has a tubular protrusion which is surrounded by the arc tube, at a center of its main surface. A closed end of the protrusion and a part of the arc tube facing the end of the protrusion are bonded together using a silicone adhesive. A part of a vertical printed circuit board that is used as a lighting circuit is housed within the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Miki, Hiroki Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 7595583
    Abstract: A cold-cathode fluorescent lamp including a glass bulb and a pair of electrodes which are cylindrical and respectively inserted in two ends of the glass bulb. Two end portions of the glass bulb are substantially circular in transverse cross section, the two end portions respectively corresponding to the inserted pair of electrodes in length. At least part of a middle portion of the glass bulb is flat in transverse cross section, the middle portion corresponding to a space in the glass bulb between the pair of electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hirofumi Yamashita, Toshihiro Terada, Yusuke Mori, Haruo Yamazaki, Takashi Maniwa, Koji Takasaki
  • Patent number: 7524100
    Abstract: A light for a liquid crystal device comprises a side supporter, a lamp fixing portion installed at a front surface of the side supporter, and a U-shaped lamp insertingly fixed into the lamp fixing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: LG. Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young-Mi Kim
  • Patent number: 7513646
    Abstract: A luminaire optical system comprises a ballast housing, a reflector having an upper end and a lower end, the ballast housing connected to the reflector, a plurality of lamp assemblies each having a base and a lamp portion, the lamp in electrical communication with the base at a single end, the base disposed downward and radially outward of said lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: JJI Lighting Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Catone, Robert Kloepple, Dan Skillington
  • Patent number: RE44197
    Abstract: The display device lighting unit comprises a light source lamp and a lamp holder, which has one or an arbitrary combination of the following features: (1) the lamp holder comprises a plurality of supporting members at least partly integrated, (2) the light source lamp or lamps have a curved portion and each is supported by supporting members of the lamp holder or holders at least partly at the respective curved portions, (3) the lamp holder has, for example, projections, depressions and so on that reduces the supporting area of the supporting members, (4) means for fixing the lamp holder within the display device lighting unit after the fixation of light source lamp on the supporting members of the lamp holder or holders in which at least one fixing member of the lamp holder or holders have a structure resulting from division into two.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Ono, Mitsuhiro Takeguchi