Including Reflector Patents (Class 362/217.05)
  • Patent number: 8246196
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a recessed light fixture includes a structural reflector and two end caps that form a light fixture housing. A first, second and third optics areas are provided. At least one first light source type is mounted near the first optics area. A second light source type is mounted near the second optics area and the second light source type is mounted near the third optics areas, the second light source type having a light output level substantially lower than the light output level of the first light source type. A diffuser is configured to sealably mount to the light fixture housing so as to substantially seal an interior portion of the light fixture. In operation, the light fixture can be switch between an ambient mode and an examination mode while providing a cost effective and attractive design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Focal Point, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Casey Chung, Jill Cody, Brandon Stolte, Marcelino Pena, Michael Thornton
  • Patent number: 8240875
    Abstract: An illumination module includes a longitudinal support member including a base portion and a pair of sidewalls extending from the base portion that together define a channel that extends in a longitudinal direction. A printed circuit board (PCB) on the base portion extends in the longitudinal direction within the channel. A plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) are on the PCB in a linear array. A reflective sheet is within and extends across the channel, and includes a plurality of holes that correspond with locations of the LEDs on the PCB, and the LEDs are at least partially within the holes. An optical film extends across the channel above the reflective sheet and defines an optical cavity between the reflective sheet and the optical film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: John Roberts, Robert Chaloupecky, Chenhua You
  • Patent number: 8240876
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a reflector reflecting light from a fluorescent lamp to a desired direction, and one or more lamp connectors connecting the reflector to rotatably and detachably coupling with the fluorescent lamp, wherein the reflector is adapted to selectively rotate with respect to an axis of the fluorescent lamp for reflecting light from the fluorescent lamp so as to change a light pattern of the fluorescent lamp towards an opening of the foldable housing. The foldable housing includes two side frames and a retention frame extended between the two side frames to retain a distance therebetween, wherein the side frames are pivotally coupled with the retention frame to fold between an unfolded position to retain the fluorescent lamp in longitudinal position and a folded position to form a compact size for storage and transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: Qin Kong
  • Publication number: 20120201023
    Abstract: In order to enable heat from luminous objects to be effectively radiated, and assembly to be simplified to facilitate downsizing and the like, a linear light irradiating device is configured such that a luminous object mounting board is contained in a bottom-equipped groove-like containing space in a body in a bending state of being elastically deformed, and also on the basis of an elastic restoring force of the board, a back surface of a luminous object mounting region in the board or vicinity of the back surface is pressed against and brought into close contact with a fore end surface of an intervening object that has thermal conductivity and is made to protrude from an inner circumferential surface of the containing space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: CCS INC.
    Inventor: Kenji Yoneda
  • Patent number: 8235554
    Abstract: Provided is a light fixture having a first elongate body defining a mounting surface. A light module is disposed adjacent the mounting surface and includes a module body and a plurality of light emitting devices disposed on the mounting body. The light emitting device defines an emitting axis about which light is emitted. The fixture further includes a first reflector member and a second reflector member disposed on opposed sides of the emitting axis for reflecting light emanated by the light emitting devices. The first reflector member and the second reflector member are pivotable to vary the angle at which light is emitted from the light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Intense Lighting, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas F. Steinkraus
  • Publication number: 20120188756
    Abstract: A work light including an elongated housing having a handle portion carrying work light controls, and a light-emitting portion including a plurality of electrically interconnected light-emitting diodes (LEDs) mounted on a substrate mechanically and thermally coupled with a heat sink, wherein the plurality of LEDs include at least two independently controllable groups of LEDs. The work light further includes a power cord electrically extending therethrough for connecting multiple lights in series.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: Jameson LLC
    Inventors: Bradley Robert Kokoski, Steven J. Hahn
  • Patent number: 8226258
    Abstract: A surface light source device includes: a light source; a diffusion member that diffuses light; and reflection means provided on a side opposite to the diffusion member with the light source interposed therebetween for reflecting light emitted from the light source toward the diffusion member, wherein the reflection means is formed by layering a plurality of optical components and the plurality of optical components are stopped by each other with stopper means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Ito
  • Patent number: 8220955
    Abstract: A lighting device may be provided that includes a housing, a coupling member coupled to the housing, a reflector coupled between the housing and the coupling member, and a light source unit coupled to the coupling member to emit light toward the reflector. A first portion of a first body of the light source unit may be coupled to the coupling member, and a second portion of the first body may include a light source module that includes a light to emit light toward the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Kuk Kwak, Sang Jun Hong
  • Publication number: 20120176784
    Abstract: A luminous retrofitting door for use in a troffer-style fixture is provided. A door having a frame operative to be mounted in a troffer is provided. The door may retain one or more optical components including, for example, a LED module, a light guide array, a diffuser, and a reflector, that combine to emit light in a uniform manner from the troffer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: LUNERA LIGHTING INC.
    Inventors: Donald A. Peifer, Tom Quinn, Hai Dau
  • Publication number: 20120170259
    Abstract: A flat fluorescent lamp which includes: a long rectangular shaped light guiding panel, a light-emitting module, a light guiding body, a reflective layer, and at least one light-emitting diode. The light guiding body seamlessly connects between an end surface of the light guiding panel and the light-emitting module. The reflective layer is located exterior of the light guiding panel. A Coupling head is installed on the side of the light-emitting module that is away from the light guiding panel, and the coupling head is connected to the light-emitting module. Thereby, an energy efficient fluorescent lamp that can be thinner and installed on general lamp socket is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: ENLIGHT CORPORATION
    Inventors: CHIH-MING LIAO, JIH-SHENG HUANG, CHI-FU CHUANG
  • Publication number: 20120155071
    Abstract: A surface illumination device includes: a point light source I having high directionality; a linear light conversion unit II that converts light from the point light source into linear light; a linear light diffusion unit III that diffuses the linear light; and a surface lighting unit IV that is irradiated with diffused light and outputs surface light. The light from the point light source I is converted into the linear light by the linear light conversion unit II. The linear light thus converted is diffused in a predetermined direction by the linear light diffusion unit III. The diffused light is radiated on the surface lighting unit IV to be converted into surface light and radiated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: OPTO Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Eiichi Sato, Hiroyasu Sato, Ken Sato
  • Patent number: 8197105
    Abstract: An LED-lamp (lighting bar) comprises a plurality of solid state light emitters (LEDs) configured as an elongate (linear) array and a generally concave cylindrical light reflective surface disposed along the length of the array of LEDs. The concave light reflective surface is configured to direct light over an illumination plane located to a side of the lamp. The LEDs can be configured such that their emission axes are oriented to the illumination plane at an angle of between 0° and 90. The lamp can further comprise a second generally concave cylindrical light reflective surface in which the concave light reflective surfaces are configured to direct light over illumination planes located on respective sides of the lamp. There is also disclosed a panel lamp and sign incorporating the lamp(s) of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Intematix Corporation
    Inventor: Haitao Yang
  • Publication number: 20120134145
    Abstract: A heatsink for cooling at least one LED may have a longitudinally extending channel flanked on each side by a longitudinally extending column of heat fins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Gerry Farrel THORNTON, Justin Mathew WALKER, Neil RUBERG
  • Publication number: 20120120645
    Abstract: In a sealed recessed lighting fixture having a housing forming a ceiling-alignment plane and a light-emitting opening, at least one elongate lamp mounted to and within the housing and defining a fixture direction, at least one reflector surface parallel to the fixture direction, and a lens, the improvement wherein the at least one reflector surface is/are part(s) of a unibody-reflector assembly which includes: (a) two reflector sections terminating in longitudinal inner edges forming a gap therebetween; (b) a distal edge perimetrically along the light-emitting opening of the housing; (c) a seal between the distal edge and the housing at the opening; (d) two opposed substantially parallel endwalls each having a lens-engaging proximal edge; (e) the lens being an elongate shaped member terminating at opposite lens ends, the lens enveloping the at least one lamp and being of substantially constant cross-section along its length, whereby the unibody-reflector assembly is removable from the housing as a single unit
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: KENALL MANUFACTURING
    Inventors: James W. Hawkins, Kevin S. Dahlen, Brandon A. Stolte, Bradford T. Wilson
  • Patent number: 8172420
    Abstract: A luminaire, light fixture base, and self-ballasting fluorescent lighting stick are disclosed. The luminaire includes a fixture base and self-ballasted fluorescent lighting sticks. The fixture base is configured to secure the lighting sticks, and to provide electrical power to the lighting sticks at an electrical end of the fixture base. Each of the lighting sticks is separately replaceable in the fixture base. The electrical end of the fixture base includes electrical connectors that mate with corresponding electrical connectors of the lighting sticks. The light fixture base is configured to secure and pass electrical power to a self-ballasted fluorescent lighting stick. The light fixture base includes an electrical end section, a securing end section, and a middle section. The self-ballasted fluorescent lighting stick is configured to secure and pass electrical power to a fluorescent bulb. The fluorescent lighting stick includes a ballast circuit, electrical wiring, an electrical connector, and a frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventor: Mark Lovinger
  • Publication number: 20120106143
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes a frame, a power module, an envelope, an LED module, two holders, and a waterproof connecter. The frame includes a tube having an electrical section and a reflector. The power module is received in the electrical section. The envelope is engaged with the reflector to cooperatively define an optical section. The LED module is received in the optical section and electrically connects with the power module. The holders are mounted at two ends of the frame to prevent external hydrosphere from entering the LED lamp. Each of the holders includes a first cover and a second cover. The first covers engage with opposite ends of the electrical section. The second covers engage with opposite ends of the optical section. The waterproof connecter is coupled to one of the first covers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: FOXSEMICON INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: CHIH-LIANG YEH
  • Patent number: 8162504
    Abstract: An illumination system includes a light source and a reflector. The reflector includes a first optical interface adjacent the light source which redirects light emitted from the light source and incident on the first optical interface via Fresnel reflection. In addition, the reflector includes a second optical interface adjacent the first optical interface on a side opposite the light source, which reflects light passing through the first optical interface via total internal reflection back towards the first optical interface. Also, a light collection system includes such a reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tong Zhang, David Montgomery
  • Publication number: 20120092859
    Abstract: The present invention provides an illuminator system comprising a dual reflector system and a linear light source. The dual reflector system comprises a primary and secondary generally cylindrical reflector, which collimate light from a linear light source in two planes. The linear light source may comprise many light emitting devices, and may emit light in a strobe or continuous fashion. The reflectors may be of many cylindrical shapes, and may include additional mirror segments to capture light otherwise not collimated. Further, the reflectors may be in various configurations of position and orientation with respect to one another, and may be adjustable in this respect. The system is more efficient than existing illuminators, is compact, all reflective (no colour), lightweight, simple and inexpensive to manufacture. The system has applications to many fields including machine vision, surveillance, spectroscopic inspection of materials, and converting linear light sources into rectangular beam spot lights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventor: Dennis Gregoris
  • Publication number: 20120086874
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a lighting device realizing improvement in brightness of an intended area such as a center area of an irradiation surface. A lighting device 12 of the present invention includes a light source 17, a chassis 14 housing the light source 17, and an optical member 15a facing the light source 17. The optical member 15a has a light source overlapping portion DA overlapping with a light source arrangement area LA where the light source is arranged, on the chassis 14, and a light source non-overlapping portion DN overlapping with a light source non-arrangement area LN where the light source 17 is not arranged. The light source overlapping portion DA has a surface facing the light source 17, the surface having a light reflectance greater than that of the light source non-overlapping portion DN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masashi Yokota
  • Patent number: 8152332
    Abstract: A cyclorama light includes a generally enclosed housing forming an interior compartment having a normally horizontal housing axis and an open front defining a window generally arranged within a plane parallel to said axis. A reflector substantially covers the window and has an operative portion that has a substantially uniform cross-section along the housing axis. An LED light emitter array extends along a line substantially parallel to the housing axis, the reflector having a surface configuration and the LED array being arranged in relation to the reflector surface to provide a higher flux density directed toward a far end of a wall or surface to be illuminated and provide a lower flux density directed toward a direction of the near end of the surface to be illuminated, generating a transition flux density between the far and near ends of the surface to be illuminated. The LED array and/or the reflector have optical features for eliminating shadows in the projected light over the entire illuminated surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Altman Stage Lighting Co., Inc
    Inventor: John T. Ryan
  • Patent number: 8142048
    Abstract: A lighting assembly includes a housing enclosing a lamp for illuminating a target area. The housing has an open end and an end wall removably coupled to the open end of the housing. A retaining member such as a spring clip extends between the end wall and the internal portion of the housing for retaining the end wall to the housing. The spring clip has one end coupled to the end wall and a hook-like portion received in an aperture in the housing for applying a biasing tension on the end wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: James A. Risley, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20120069248
    Abstract: The backlight unit (49) of a display device (69) having a liquid crystal display panel (59) is provided with a chassis (41), a diffusion plate (43) supported by the chassis, and a light source for irradiating the diffusion plate with light. A reflective sheet (42) for reflecting light towards the diffusion plate is combined with a light-emitting module (MJ), which is a light source. An inclined surface (42a) such that the light emitted from the light-emitting module in the lateral direction is reflected toward the diffusion plate is formed on the peripheral edge of the reflective sheet. The inclined surface is subjected to a reflectance reduction treatment. The reflectance reduction treatment involves forming a plurality of small holes (46A) in the inclined surface, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masashi Yokota
  • Publication number: 20120069250
    Abstract: A lighting device achieves power saving and a moderate illumination brightness distribution without having local dark portions. A lighting device 12 includes a light source 17, a chassis 14 and an optical member 15a. The optical member 15a includes a light source overlapping portion DA that overlaps a light source installation area LA where the light source 17 is arranged. A light reflecting portion 50 is formed on at least the light source overlapping portion DA. The optical member 50 has maximum light reflectance Rmax and minimum light reflectance Rmin, and the maximum light reflectance Rmax is 40% or higher in the light source overlapping portion DA and an entire half-value width H having light reflectance of (Rmax+Rmin)/2 occupies 25% to 80% in a transmission area TA of the optical member 15a through which the light from the light source transmits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasumori Kuromizu
  • Publication number: 20120063127
    Abstract: An apparatus and associated method for operating a portable light assembly. In accordance with some embodiments, a frame providing a bridge and defining a transport region and a deployment region is slidingly connected to a mast. An arm is further connected to the mast by a hinge while a light fixture is connected to the arm. In various embodiments, the light fixture is capable of transitioning from a deployed position where the mast engages the deployment region and a transport position where the mast and light fixture are disposed within the transport region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: DentCraft Tools Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Sidney Quinn Emmert, Sonya Emmert
  • Publication number: 20120057095
    Abstract: A lighting device of the present invention achieves power saving and provides illumination light without having local dark portions. A lighting device 12 of the present invention includes an elongated light source 17, a chassis 14 configured to house the light source 17 and have an opening 14b for light from the light source 17 to pass through, an optical member 15a provided to face the light source 17 and cover the opening 14b and having an edge portion 15e on an end in a longitudinal direction of the light source 17, and a first light reflecting portion 50 configured to reflect the light from the light source 17 and provided in the edge portion 15e such that light reflectance of the edge portion 15e is relatively higher than that of a portion adjacent to the edge portion 15e.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasumori Kuromizu
  • Publication number: 20120057096
    Abstract: A backlight device 12 includes a hot cathode tube 17, a chassis 14, a diffuser 30 and a support member 20. The chassis 14 houses the hot cathode tube 17 and has an opening 14b for light from the hot cathode tube 17 to pass through. The diffuser 30 is provided to face the hot cathode tube 17 and cover the opening 14b. The support member 20 supports the diffuser 30 on a side close to the hot cathode tube 17. The chassis 14 includes a portion that faces the diffuser 30 and is defined in a light source installation area LA in which the hot cathode tube 17 is arranged and an empty area LN in which no hot cathode tube 17 is arranged. The diffuser 30 has light reflectance higher in a light source overlapping portion DA than in a empty area overlapping portion DN. The diffuser 30 has maximum light reflectance Rmax and minimum light reflectance Rmin, and the support member 20 is provided in a portion that overlaps a portion of the diffuser 30 having light reflectance R that satisfies a formula (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasumori Kuromizu
  • Publication number: 20120050625
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to reduce uneven brightness. A backlight unit 12 of the present invention includes a hot cathode tube 17, a chassis 14, a diffuser plate 30, and a lamp clip 20. The hot cathode tube 17 is a linearly formed light source. The chassis 14 houses the hot cathode tube 17 and has an opening 14b for light from the light source to pass through. The diffuser plate 30 is an optical member 15 is arranged so as to face the hot cathode tube 17 and to cover the opening 14b. The lamp clip 20 is a light-source holding member holding a luminous portion LP of the hot cathode tube 17. An area of the diffuser plate 30 overlapping the lamp clip 20 (a light-source holding member overlapping area) includes a low-light-reflectance area LR having light reflectance relatively at at least first surface 30a facing the hot cathode tube 17 smaller than that of a peripheral area ALR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasumori Kuromizu
  • Publication number: 20120050621
    Abstract: A lighting device of the present invention provides substantially a uniform illumination brightness distribution without partially forming dark portions. A lighting device 12 of the present invention includes a longitudinal light source 17, a chassis 14 housing the light source 17 and having an opening 14b for light from the light source 17 to pass through, and an optical member 15a provided so as to face the light source 17 and cover the opening 14b. The optical member 15a has different light reflectance in a longitudinal direction of the light source 17.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasumori Kuromizu
  • Publication number: 20120044675
    Abstract: An elongated LED lamp includes an elongated side-light distribution arrangement least three sequentially arranged side-light distribution portions; a plurality of LED light sources respectively associated with said portions by having one LED light source primarily illuminating a respective portion, via a light coupling means, when the central axes of light emission from each of the LED light sources are not aligned with each other and by having one or a spaced pair of LED light sources, each located at an end of the portion, primarily illuminating a respective portion, via a light coupling means, when the associated LED light sources have central axes of light transmission aligned with each other; and each respective light coupling means transforms at least 15% of received light into an appropriate angular distribution needed for total internal reflection within an associated side-light distribution portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: ENERGY FOCUS, INC.
    Inventors: Roger F. Buelow, Laszlo A. Takacs
  • Patent number: 8113692
    Abstract: A light source module for generating polarized light includes a light emitting element, a reflector, and an optical element. The light emitting element generates a light ray, and the reflector reflects the light ray towards the optical element. The optical element includes a light splitting face and a reflection face. The light splitting face receives the light ray, and an angle between the light splitting face and the incident light ray is at about a Brewster's Angle. After the light ray is irradiated to the light splitting face, the light ray is divided into a refraction light and a reflection light. The reflection face reflects the refraction light, and the reflection face is substantially perpendicular to a path of the refraction light. Therefore, a light source with a high degree of polarization is realized by a design of the light splitting face and the reflection face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Jung-Tsung Chou, Hui-Lung Kuo, Pin-Chen Chen, Yi-Ying Lai, Sheng-Wen Lin
  • Patent number: 8109647
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a first lighting module, a second lighting module, a case coupled to the first and second lighting modules, and a power circuit between the first and second lighting modules. Each of the first and second lighting modules includes a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs), and bottom surfaces of the first and second lighting modules and the power circuit are aligned on substantially a same plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kim Dong Soo, Kim Yun Ha
  • Publication number: 20120026728
    Abstract: The luminaire comprises a housing including at least one optical module. The optical module has a plurality of light emitting diodes disposed within a reflector. The reflector includes opposed curved longitudinal walls and opposed curved end walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Xiaomei Lou, Matthew Steven Mrakovich, Mark J. Mayer, David J. Page, Babi Koushik Saha
  • Publication number: 20120020066
    Abstract: An LED lighting device includes a reflector, a plurality of LED light sources and a light guiding member. The light guiding member is arranged inside the reflector, and includes a plurality of plates each having a connecting end, wherein the connecting ends of the plurality of plates are connected together. Each plate includes two surfaces, one or two of which includes a plurality of accentuated portions, and one of the plates defines a light incident surface opposing the LED light sources. After entering the light guiding member from the light incident surface, the light from the LED light sources is reflected between opposite surfaces of each plate of the light guiding member. Light reaching the accentuated portions is diffused and exits the light guiding member, to be finally transmitted outside through the reflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SHAO-HAN CHANG
  • Patent number: 8092037
    Abstract: A retrofit kit is configured for a single or multiple tubular fluorescent lamp fixture. The original fixture being retrofitted may or may not have any reflectors. The kit includes a new improved reflector with double concave wings. The winged reflector preferably has a central arched, preferably trapezoidal portion which forms the lower cover of the fixture box. This central trapezoidal portion includes an access door to permit access to the ballast without the need to remove the winged reflector once it is installed. An arched, preferably trapezoidal socket bar is installed at each end of the fixture, to lower the position of the lamp with respect to the winged reflector surfaces, to enhance the light distribution in a downward direction while permitting enhanced up-lighting. The distal ends of the trapezoidal central portion of the reflector mate with the trapezoidal socket bars at opposite ends of the fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Philips Electronics North America Corporation
    Inventors: Charles E. Kassay, Suzanne M. Pane, Marc A. Kassay, John P. Kassay
  • Publication number: 20120002411
    Abstract: A troffer-style luminaire includes first and second side ends and a top end extending between the side ends. The side and top ends define an interior region. Light emitting diodes (“LEDs”) are coupled along interior surfaces of the side ends, within the interior region. At least some of the LEDs are coupled to the interior surfaces by being wedged between members protruding into the interior region from the interior or other surfaces. In addition, or in the alternative, one or more spring clips can apply a force that holds the LEDs against the interior surfaces. A reflector extends between the LEDs and the top member and reflects light from the LEDs towards a bottom end of the frame. The light emitted by the LEDs is directed to the reflector and then indirectly emitted through the bottom end, into a desired environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Christopher Ladewig
  • Publication number: 20110299138
    Abstract: A linear light source device illuminates a document properly, and an image reading device includes such a light source device. The light source device includes a light source and a light-guiding member. The light-guiding member introduces the light emitted from the light source from one end portion in x-direction, cause the light to travel in x-direction, and emits the light from a light exit portion at one end in z-direction, which is orthogonal to x-direction. The light-guiding member includes, at the other end in z-direction, a light-reflecting portion that reflects light to the light exit portion. One end face of the light-guiding member in y-direction, which is orthogonal to x- and z-directions, is inclined so as to become closer to the other end face in y-direction with decreasing distance from the light exit portion in z-direction. This allows light to easily travel to the light-reflecting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori MINAMIKAWA, Tomoharu HORIO, Okimoto KONDO
  • Patent number: 8070305
    Abstract: A refrigerated merchandiser including a case that defines a product display area adapted to support product. The case includes a frame that has at least one mullion assembly defining an opening into the product display area, and a door that is positioned over the opening. The mullion assembly includes a mullion, a light assembly that is coupled to the mullion and that has a light source for illuminating at least a portion of the product display area, and a reflective surface that is coupled to at least one side of the mullion assembly and that extends along a length of the mullion. The reflective surface is visible from outside the case to increase visibility of product within the product display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Hussmann Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory Scott Bratton
  • Patent number: 8070312
    Abstract: A fluorescent lamp tube catcher formed of bent wire can be detachably engaged with a light fixture, with the central portion of the lamp tube catcher positioned below fluorescent tubes in the light fixture during use. In the event that a fluorescent lamp tube inadvertently becomes loose in the light fixture, the fluorescent lamp tube catcher can stop the loose fluorescent lamp tube from falling. The fluorescent lamp tube catcher can be loosely retained on the light fixture, for example while replacing a fluorescent lamp tube that has failed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Neal R. Verfuerth, Kenneth J. Wetenkamp, Brandon J. King
  • Patent number: 8066411
    Abstract: An LED lighting tube having a first segment, a second segment, and a rotating connector between the segments. Each segment has an elongated cylindrical housing, an aperture in the sidewall of the cylindrical housing, a reflector centered within the aperture, a circuit board within the cylindrical housing, and a rotatable electrical coupling connected to an outer end of the cylindrical housing. The circuit board has an LED that aligns with the aperture. The rotatable electrical coupling has a limiter insert that provides a rotative stop, a collet that at least partially surrounds the limiter insert and is rotatable about the limiter insert, and an interface connector secured to the limiter insert and in electrical communication with the circuit board. The rotatable electrical coupling permits the LED lighting tube to connect to a light fixture while also permitting the cylindrical housing to rotate relative to the light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Reled Systems LLC
    Inventors: Dan Barton, Brad Barton
  • Patent number: 8066395
    Abstract: A display device comprising: a display panel including a display region; a plurality of light source lamps arranged to emit light toward the display region, each of the plurality of the light source lamps including a folded portion or a curved portion located at least partially outside of the display region and arranged along to an edge of the display panel; and a reflective surface underlying the light source lamps, the reflective surface including a first region with a first reflectance located in an area extending along said edge of the display panel and outside of the display region, and a second region with a second reflectance higher than the first reflectance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiki Takata, Katsuaki Yamada
  • Patent number: 8042977
    Abstract: A troffer luminaire having a continuous appearance when connected in aligned fashion within a suspended ceiling. The luminaire has first and second faux reflector assemblies which pivot from within the housing of the troffer luminaire. The troffer luminaire further comprises a removably connected lamp shield which may come in various designs and which therefore makes the lamp shields interchangeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Feriduon Nourishad, Jose Adame
  • Patent number: 8038315
    Abstract: A luminaire housing with a printed bottom panel is provided. The luminaire housing has a luminaire housing frame. The printed bottom panel is coupled to the luminaire housing frame and has a first surface generally facing the interior of the luminaire housing. The first surface of the printed bottom panel has an opaque ink layer applied thereto that defines a printed area. The printed area outlines at least one light permeable light passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Inventors: Scott R. Santoro, Steven Johns
  • Publication number: 20110235317
    Abstract: A lighting device with a throw forward reflector includes a body, at least one light source coupled to the body, and a reflector with an asymmetric cross sectional geometry coupled to the body and at least partially about the light source to project light from the light source at an angle that is non-perpendicular to a plane of the body. A throw forward reflector includes an elongated reflector body formed from a sheet of material and has an asymmetric cross sectional profile, the profile comprising a compound radius having a first curved segment defined by a first radius and a second curved segment defined by a second radius that is greater than the first radius, and a crease extending at least partially along the length of the reflector body and defining an interface between the first curved segment and the second curved segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Neal R. Verfuerth, Kenneth J. Wetenkamp
  • Publication number: 20110235318
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of LED-based lights for use in fluorescent fixtures that emanate light in a plurality of directions. One embodiment disclosed herein of an LED light for use in a fluorescent light fixture comprises a housing and a circuit board having a first surface configured to face an illumination area, the circuit board mounted in the housing and defining a plane conceptually dividing the housing into a first portion and a second portion. At least one LED is mounted on the first surface of the circuit board and is configured to emanate light in a first direction. Light distribution means is configured to distribute a portion of the light emanated in the first direction to at least a second direction different than the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: ALTAIR ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: David L. SIMON, John IVEY
  • Patent number: 8016456
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for the support and rotation of a reflector onto a body of a fluorescent luminary. The luminary body has first and second longitudinal ends along an axis. The rotatable reflector support system comprises an elongated reflector having first and second longitudinal ends. The reflector has first and second arch-shaped fittings proximate to the first and second reflector ends, respectively. First and second bases are mounted on the luminary body and are proximate to the first and second ends of the body, respectively. The side of each base faces the lamp, when the lamp is mounted in the luminary, and is shaped to engage a plurality of serial portions of an associated arch-shaped fitting in a manner allowing serial portions of the fitting, when manipulated, to slide along an arch-shaped path transverse to said axis and to hold the fitting in place when the fitting is not manipulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Pilux & Danpex, S.A.
    Inventors: Antonis Paravantsos, Stavros Piperidis
  • Patent number: 8011804
    Abstract: A backlight unit includes a bottom cover having a bottom surface and side surfaces, a plurality of light emitting diodes installed within the bottom cover for emitting a plurality of lights, a reflection plate within the bottom cover, the reflection plate having a variety of angles for mixing the plurality of lights into a white light, and a diffusion plate attached to the bottom cover for diffusing the white light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Ho Han, Do Yune Kim
  • 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: 7993033
    Abstract: A reflector built in a down light includes a plurality of floodlight openings respectively exposing a plurality of light-emitting elements to a front surface side, a plurality of radial partition walls which respectively partition and surround these floodlight openings, and an inner circumferential partition wall. Each of the partition walls has a ridge line, and the reflector includes a plurality of reflection concave surfaces each which open and widen from a respective one of the plurality of floodlight openings towards ridge lines of the plurality of partition walls which respectively surround the plurality of floodlight openings. The plurality of radial partition walls extend from the center of the reflector towards the outer circumference, and the inner circumferential partition wall is located between the center and the outer circumference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignees: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation, Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takayoshi Moriyama, Kazunari Higuchi, Sumio Hashimoto, Shinichi Kumashiro
  • Publication number: 20110175536
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a substrate and a planar light source portion including a plurality of LED chips arrayed on the substrate. The planar light source portion faces an illumination space (space to be illuminated) by a predetermined opening area. The plurality of LED chips are arrayed on the substrate such that the mounting density with respect to the opening area is not less than 3/cm2, and accordingly, a planar light source is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Fujita, Toshio Watanabe, Yusaku Kawabata
  • Publication number: 20110164412
    Abstract: An LED linear light source includes an approximately rod-shaped light guiding member, at an end portion of which an LED is provided. The light guiding member is in an approximately arc shape in a cross sectional view taken perpendicular to an optical axis. The light guiding member has an upper face including a light emission face for emitting light and a lower face including a reflective face, which are arranged in parallel. A diffusing member diffuses light provided on part of an outer circumferential face adjacent to a light entering end face of the light guiding member. A light absorption member is provided in an outside of the light guiding member near at an end portion thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Koichi Kamei, Minoru Shigoku, Yoshihisa Yokokawa, Yoshihiro Kanahashi