With Or Comprising Mounting Means Patents (Class 362/217.12)
  • Patent number: 10310554
    Abstract: Folding display panels for large-format displays. In an example, the folding display panels are electrically connected by a power cable and a data cable that respectively include a data wire and power wire, and each cable includes a fixed-length section attached at one end to a movable member. When folding adjacent display panels face-to-face, the movable member moves so that the fixed-length section remains taut. Slack in the data wire and power wire accommodate the movement of the corresponding fixed-length section. A column of display panels can be z-folded for compact storage and can be rapidly deployed to form a large-format display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Production Resource Group, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jeremy Hochman, Arnaud Latombe
  • Patent number: 10267500
    Abstract: Various embodiments may relate to an end cap for a lamp tube of an illuminating device, including a mounting ring fixedly mounted to one end of the lamp tube by means of an assembled end, and a cover plate for closing the mounting ring at a free end. The end cap further includes a rotating ring mounted between the mounting ring and the cover plate at the free end, the cover plate rotatably closes the mounting ring by means of the rotating ring. Further various embodiments relate to an illuminating device adopting the end cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: LEDVANCE GMBH
    Inventors: Junnan He, Yunsong Zhang, Quansheng Liu, Shijun Nie
  • Patent number: 10253954
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to a biased engagement relationship between an end cap and a support base slidably disposed within the elongate enclosure of a luminaire. In an illustrative example, the end cap may be in a fixed relationship to an open end of a translucent elongate enclosure that extends along a longitudinal axis. In some examples, the enclosure may house an LED light engine mounted to the support base. A spring may provide, for example, biased engagement relationship between the end cap and the support base over a predetermined range sufficient to prevent direct force transfer between the end cap and the support base over operating temperature ranges and/or vibration profiles. Some embodiments may dynamically damp vibrations of the support base within the enclosure, while providing for differential expansion and contraction of the enclosure and the support base, for example, over a wide temperature range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Banner Engineering Corp.
    Inventors: Sergio Romero Garcia, Bob Schlosser
  • Patent number: 9987973
    Abstract: A lighted accessory for a motor vehicle includes a machined aluminum body. The body includes a front wall that has a plurality of openings through it and a cavity behind it. A plurality of lenses are potted in place within the openings. LED lights are installed on the aluminum body in alignment with the lenses. Additional potting compound is applied to cover the LEDs and substantially fill the cavity. A faulty LED board may be replaced by removing a portion of the potting compound and the faulty LED board, replacing the faulty LED board with an operable one, and refilling the removed portion of the potting compound with additional potting compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Putco, Inc.
    Inventors: James P. Elwell, Trent Quick
  • Patent number: 9953550
    Abstract: A display system for exhibiting illuminated icons. The display system comprises an exhibition portion and a support structure. The exhibition portion comprises a plurality of icons oriented in vertical columns in a generally tessellating pattern. Each icon comprises a front component attached to a back component with a pair of channels sandwiched between the front and back components. The front component comprises an insert plate comprising an identification element that is illuminated by a light emitting element housed within the back component. The support structure connects the plurality of icons via the pairs of channels and provides power to the light emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: National Inventors Hall of Fame, Inc.
    Inventors: Vince Greczanik, Mike Oister, Scott Vollmer
  • Patent number: 9829181
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lighting device which includes: a cover; a placement portion disposed within the cover; a light source which includes a substrate disposed on the placement portion, a light emitting device disposed on the substrate, and a connector connected to the substrate; a cap which is coupled to both ends of the cover respectively and has at least one opening; a socket including a connection portion which is coupled to the cap and is inserted into the opening of the cap. The connection portion of the socket is inserted into the opening of the cap and is rotated, and then is physically and electrically connected to the connector of the light source. The lighting device according to the embodiment of the present invention can be substituted for a conventional fluorescent lamp. Since the lighting device according to the embodiment of the present invention does not use a wire electrically connecting the socket to the light source, there is no requirement for a soldering process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byeong Guk Min, Seung Hyuk Lee
  • Patent number: 9599320
    Abstract: An LED lighting apparatus is disclosed. The lighting apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes: a main cover with an elongated pipe shape having a cross-section formed of a closed curve line and both ends of a length direction formed to be open; an external frame sliding-coupled to an external surface of the main cover along a length direction of the main cover; an inner frame having a shape extending in a direction parallel to the length direction of the main cover and sliding-coupled to an internal surface of the main cover along with the length direction of the main cover to be positioned at the inner space of the main cover; and a close-and-seal cover closing and sealing both open ends of the main cover to close and seal the inner space of the main cover, wherein the bottom surface of the inner frame supports an emitted LED, and the close-and-seal cover is coupled to the external frame and the inner frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: SAMJIN LND CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Choong-Yong Sohn, Geun Kyo Park, Jong Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 9581304
    Abstract: A lighting device for outdoor use comprising a lighting body and a socket body, where the lighting body comprises a lighting unit, a first electrical connection and a first locking member. The socket body comprises a second electrical connection and a second locking member, wherein the first and second electrical connections are arranged to connect to each other in a closed position in order supply the lighting unit with power. The first locking member and the second locking member are arranged for locking and unlocking the lighting body to the socket body in said closed position. The lighting body comprises a first fastening device and the socket body comprises a second fastening device, wherein the fastening devices are arranged to. The lighting body comprises a first guiding means and the socket body comprises a second guiding means, which are arranged to interact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Strihl Scandinavia AB
    Inventor: Rikard Carlén
  • Patent number: 9435494
    Abstract: An LED lamp A1 includes an LED unit 1 in the shape of a straight tube with a plurality of LED modules 12 fixed therein, and also includes a pair of bases 2 that receive electric power from outside and are attached to the ends of the LED unit 1 spaced in the longitudinal direction of the LED unit. The LED unit 1 and the bases 2 are rotatable relative to each other about an axis extending in the longitudinal direction. With this arrangement, the direction of light emission can be changed, with the LED lamp attached to a general-use fluorescent lighting fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: IRIS OHYAMA INC.
    Inventor: Hideharu Osawa
  • Patent number: 9097411
    Abstract: A modular lighting system features a universal mounting method for lighting elements, such as LED lights, as well as various electrical devices, and is configurable in multiple modes of operation. In one aspect, LED strips are inserted into slots in the lower surface of the rail member. Another aspect allows operation with tube lamps, such LED tube lamps. In still another mode of operation, discrete electrical or electromechanical components may be employed, powered by electrical power available in the rail. In yet another more, an up and down, bidirectional lighting system is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph Guilmette
  • Patent number: 9033542
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a light emitting diode (LED) luminaire. In one embodiment, the LED luminaire includes a linearly extended enclosure having an interior volume, one or more sides and a light exiting portion along a length of the linearly extended enclosure, wherein the one or more sides each comprise an inside surface and an outside surface, wherein at least a portion of the linearly extended enclosure comprises an extruded optically clear plastic, one or more first LEDs mounted on the inside surface of the one or more sides of the linearly extended enclosure and a reflector coupled to the interior volume of the linearly extended enclosure, wherein the reflector redirects light from the one or more first LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Dialight Corporation
    Inventors: John Patrick Peck, Aleksandr Olegovich Spiridonov, Samual David Boege
  • Patent number: 8985795
    Abstract: An LED light fixture assembly includes an elongated first support member, an elongated second support member spaced from and substantially parallel to the first support member, and a plurality of elongated LED lighting fixtures coupled to and extending between the first support member and the second support member. Each LED lighting fixture includes an elongated structural frame member having a substantially channel shaped support portion, and a mounting portion opposite the support portion. Each LED lighting fixture also includes a plurality of LED light modules secured to and positioned along the mounting portion, and a cover extending along and supported by the mounting portion. The cover is positioned so light emitted from the plurality of LED light modules passes through the cover and away from the mounting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: ElectraLED, Inc.
    Inventors: James Thomas, Vladimir Volochine
  • Patent number: 8956005
    Abstract: The invention provides an elongated lighting fixture with multiple light emitting diodes (LEDs) arrayed in two groups that are angled to each other. The fixture provides an extremely broad light emitting angle and includes an elongated housing having a pair of side walls. Each side wall has a support member extending upward at angle from the side wall, wherein the side walls terminate at a central wall. A generally transparent cover is connected to the housing and extends between opposed ends of the housing. A first group of LEDs and a second group of LEDs are mounted to the first support member and the second support member, respectively. PCB boards assemblies are affixed to respective support members beneath the group of LEDs by tension clips. When the PCBs are energized by a power source, current travels from the PCBs to each LED for illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Electraled, Inc.
    Inventors: James Thomas, Vladimir Volochine
  • Patent number: 8955998
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a ceiling, in particular to a ceiling board with modularized composite LED lamps. The ceiling comprises a light bar (2), a ceiling board (1a, 1b). The ceiling is characterized in that a plurality of LED lamps are fixedly embedded in a light bar (2); the bar (2) is mounted on the side edges of two adjoining ceiling boards (1) fitted and held firmly by the standard ceiling grids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: LED House SDN BHD
    Inventors: Chee Keat Wong, Weng Ghee Wong
  • Patent number: 8950908
    Abstract: An improvement in a recessed lighting strip that interlocks between insulated roof panels is presented herein. The recessed lighting strip uses mating interlocks to snap between the insulated panels, providing a method to place lights at each panel juncture across the width of the application, without violating the integrity of the panels themselves. The lighting strip is made from extruded plastic or aluminum that is essentially an open-topped rectangular box, shaped on the sides to interlock with foam insulated room panels that are typically 3?-6? thick and used in the construction of patio covers, patio enclosures, sunrooms and all other residential and commercial applications which use insulated roof panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel Joseph Berman
  • Patent number: 8911104
    Abstract: A mounting bracket for a linear LED tube-type light to be installed principally inside of display cases, shelves and soffits. In one embodiment, a cylindrical bracket is mounted to each side of a display case and an LED tube light (a semi-cylinder with mounted LED circuit boards) is inserted into these brackets and secured with a set screw. This bracket/tube system allows for power harness wiring through either side of the case or through a down rod at various positions to the bracket. Additional embodiments allow for mounting said brackets to the underside of the case glass or side walls using adhesive. Further embodiments incorporate this same cylindrical bracket design to mount the LED light tube to the front edge of shelves or on to a flat pedestal for mounting to a variety of flat surfaces such as a wall or ledge. Additional related embodiments are described and shown herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventor: Scott Brian Wylie
  • Patent number: 8888313
    Abstract: A troffer door assembly having a heat conductive frame assembly, a lens member and a light emitting diode (LED) assembly having a rigid heat conductive brace member, wherein the rigid brace member is affixed to the frame assembly such that the rigidity of the frame assembly is increased and such that heat is passed from the rigid brace member to the frame assembly. Hinge members and latch members are positioned in exterior slots on the frame assembly such that the location of the hinge members and latch members can be adjusted. In this manner installed troffer light fixtures can be retrofitted by replacing the installed troffer door with the troffer door assembly as described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Harris Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Green, Scott W. Lowden, Efrain Padilla, George S. Wilson
  • Patent number: 8888306
    Abstract: The invention provides an elongated lighting fixture with multiple light emitting diodes (LEDs) arrayed in two groups that are angled to each other. The fixture includes an elongated housing having a pair of side walls with at least one fin to dissipate heat. Each side wall has a support member extending upward at angle from the side wall. A generally transparent cover is connected to the housing and extends between opposed ends of the housing. A first group of LEDs and a second group of LEDs are mounted to the first support member and the second support member, respectively. First and second interconnection board assemblies are affixed to respective support members beneath the group of LEDs. When the first and second interconnection board assemblies are energized by an internal power source, current travels from each interconnection assembly through fasteners to each group of LEDs for illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: ElectraLED Inc.
    Inventors: James Thomas, David Lynd, Gary Gatesman, Jim Mosier, Bryan T. Warner
  • Patent number: 8888316
    Abstract: A light source replacement for a fluorescent troffer light fixture utilizing light emitting diode and lens combination with the existing diffuser to produce lower contrast and evenly distributed illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Innovative Lighting, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerry Handsaker
  • Patent number: 8876322
    Abstract: A lighting assembly can include a linear light module with one or more LED light elements, where a length of the light module is greater than a width of the light module. An elongate socket removably receives the linear light module therein. The socket includes a locking mechanism actuatable to releasably and resiliently lock the linear light module in the socket via actuation of one or more levers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Journée Lighting, Inc.
    Inventor: Clayton Alexander
  • Patent number: 8870408
    Abstract: In a portable light and/or a light source adapter therefor, the open end of a light body has one or more features, and a light source includes an adapter base for being disposed in the open end of the light body. The adapter base has one or more features in an asymmetric pattern complementary to that of the features of the light body, so the adapter base seats in the light body only with the complementary features in a predetermined rotational relationship for mating. The light source may be connected to an electrical connection of the adapter base that mates with the electrical connection of the light body when the adapter base is seated in the predetermined rotational relationship for mating. The light source may preferably be retained in the light body by a retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond L. Sharrah
  • Patent number: 8864332
    Abstract: A passive cooling lighting fixture that includes a light diffusing lens. The fixture is self-contained and self-cooled in order to maximize the life span of the light source. The passive cooling system utilizes vented end caps that circulate cool air into the lighting fixture while venting hot air out of the lighting fixture. The light diffusing lens produces a light that is soft enough for use indoors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Light Emitting Design, Inc.
    Inventor: Zorak Ter-Hovhannisyan
  • Patent number: 8858031
    Abstract: A lighting system adapted for being retrofit into a conventional lighting fixture, or adapted to replace the conventional fixture. The lighting system includes a lighting device having a substrate and a plurality of light-emitting elements disposed on the substrate. The lighting system further includes a power supply for delivering D/C current to the lighting device. The lighting device may be installed into a conventional lighting socket in the conventional lighting fixture or mounted independently utilizing some parts of the conventional fixture. The power supply is installed into the conventional lighting fixture or other suitable fixture external to the lighting device. In exemplary embodiments, the lighting system includes a plurality of lighting devices rotatably mounted in the conventional lighting fixture. Each lighting device is powered by an independent power supply and may be independently rotated and powered to customize light coverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Independence LED Lighting, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Attila Szoradi, Sean Russell Darras, Gerald Edward Frazee, Paul Prior
  • Patent number: 8840284
    Abstract: Disclosed is a modular light emitting display that includes a housing having a bottom, a top, a first pair of opposing sidewalls, a second pair of opposing sidewalls and a printed circuit board disposed inside the housing, with a plurality of light emitting elements connected to the printed circuit board. At least one connector extends outwardly from one of the sides of the first pair of sides, at least one reciprocal connector extends outwardly from the other of the side of the first pair of sides, the at least one connector and the at least one reciprocal connector spaced the same distance from second pair of opposing sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Revolution Display, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Hochman, Shane Monsees
  • Publication number: 20140268716
    Abstract: A sneeze guard, which may include a first and second layer, said layers disposed together and including an integrally formed light rail. The light rail formed to replace, in part, of one layer of the sneeze guard. The light rail may include lamps or LEDs and is disposed for splaying light into a portion of the sneeze guard. In some embodiments a portion of a sneeze guard layer operates to protect the light rail components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Scott S. YU, Tom WARTON
  • Patent number: 8807783
    Abstract: A housing once included a high intensity discharge (HID) light source, lens, and fixture chamber between the housing and lens. The housing is retrofit to exclude a routinely functioning HID light source and exclude at least a portion of the HID lens. The housing is made to include at least a first support for at least one light emitting diode (LED) light source and an LED diode lighting fixture chamber. A second support is affixed at least to the first support and is positioned at least in part outside the LED fixture chamber. The LED light source is mounted to the second support outside the LED fixture chamber. At least one LED light source lens is mounted to provide a lens for the LED light source, also outside the LED lighting fixture chamber. The LED light source is thereby substantially free of exposure to the temperature effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: LED Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: James Willis Schupple, Joseph Brian Henrie
  • Patent number: 8770792
    Abstract: A lighting variable configuration apparatus comprises a plurality of ring-shaped bodies, arranged about a central axis and provided with respective plurality of lighting sources, in particular LEDs, and connected to one another by means of joints in such a way to be differently oriented with respect to one another; the bodies are connected to one another by means of pins made of electric conductive material which contact respective pairs of terminals arranged on adjacent bodies, so that the adjacent bodies are rotational with respect to one another by means of the pins and are electrically connected by means of the same pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Carlotta Francesca Isolina Maria de Bevilacqua
  • Patent number: 8764221
    Abstract: A connection mechanism is provided for connection to a lamp tube, including a male member and a female member. The female member has a wave-shaped structure on an inner surface thereof. The male member has a main body and several pins, wherein each pin has a curved slope and a curved surface connecting the main body with the curved slope. The male member is rotatable relative to the female member when in a first position, wherein the curved slope is slidable on the wave-shaped structure. The curved surface is engaged with the wave-shaped structure when the male member moves to a second position, so as to restrict rotation between the male and female members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Wen-Hsing Chiang, Jen-Meng Liao
  • Patent number: 8721113
    Abstract: A cover and a lamp structure. The cover whose curvature has a light incident surface and a light outgoing surface, and includes a plurality of 3D micro-structures disposed thereon and arranged in the form of an array. When a light is emitted into the light outgoing surface from the light incident surface, the light emitting angle of the light outgoing surface is increased through the refraction of the 3D micro-structures, so that the occurrence of mura or spots due to uneven distribution of the light is avoid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Lextar Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Ming Lai, Shih-Chin Chou, Chin-Kun Hsieh, Mei-Fen Lin
  • Patent number: 8714771
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus includes an elongate chassis, a plurality of light emitting devices, a plurality of lenses, an elongate populated board, an elongate holding member, and a heat radiation member. The chassis includes a supporting portion supporting the opposite, longer-side ends of the populated board and a first engagement portion fitting and securing the holding member to the chassis. The holding member includes a plurality of second engagement portions fitting and securing each lens to the holding member and a resilient biasing portion resiliently biasing the longer-side ends of the populated board toward the supporting portion. The populated board is pinched and secured by the resilient biasing portion and the supporting portion and the heat radiation member is sandwiched and thus secured by the populated board and a bottom wall in contact with the populated board and the bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Nishimori, Akira Matsui, Jun Ota, Sayuki Nakada, Rie Masuda, Shingo Inazumi
  • Publication number: 20140085880
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a lighting apparatus includes a lighting unit including a long-shaped housing that has upper and lower openings and has an outer surface formed as a convex surface when seen in a cross-section perpendicular to a longitudinal direction, and a semiconductor light emitting device disposed inside the housing so as to emit light toward the lower opening. Further, the lighting apparatus includes a holding unit including a holding member in which at least a portion of a surface is formed as a concave surface corresponding to the convex surface when seen in a cross-section perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the lighting unit. When seen in the cross-section, the convex surface has, in a region that faces the concave surface, a portion that is brought into contact with the concave surface, and a portion that is not brought into contact with the concave surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: KILT PLANNING OFFICE INC.
    Inventors: Shozo Toyohisa, Chie Kanazawa, Tsuneyuki Hirabayashi, Shingo Matsuura
  • Patent number: 8678612
    Abstract: A light source including a plate and an emitter array mounted on the plate extending from a first edge to a second edge. The plate can include a first edge; a second edge, the first edge being opposite the second edge; a first mount on the first edge; and a second mount on the second edge. Such light sources can be combined together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Phoseon Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Roland Jasmin, Jr., Bonnie A. Larson
  • Publication number: 20130343049
    Abstract: An illuminated display stand that is decorative, functional, and provides a stand for laser milled acrylic or plastic objects. The objects can be formed from any shape with the milled portion providing an outline with definition of most any two dimensional item. The milling of the object can include various depths and widths wherein the illumination from the display stand will highlight the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Doug Coberley
  • Patent number: 8596813
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of LED-based lights for replacing a conventional fluorescent light bulb in a fluorescent light fixture and embodiments of a circuit board mount for an LED-based light tube having an elongate housing with at least one circuit board spanning the housing. One embodiment disclosed herein of a circuit board mount comprises an end cap configured to fit over an open end of the housing. The end cap comprises an end wall, at least one pin connector extending through the end wall and at least one fitted slot extending from the end wall configured to receive an end of the circuit board, the at least one fitted slot having an elastic member within the at least one fitted slot configured to cushion the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: iLumisys, Inc.
    Inventor: John Ivey
  • Patent number: 8596835
    Abstract: An LED underwater lamp comprises a housing (1) and an LED lamp body (2), wherein the housing (1) is fixed in a mounting hole of a mounting plate (20), an opening is provided at one end of the housing (1), the LED lamp body (2) is inserted through the opening and fastened within the housing (1), an inner water-proof sealing ring (3) is disposed between the LED lamp body (2) and the opening of the housing (1), an LED bulb (4) is disposed within the LED lamp body (1) situated at the opening of the housing (1), and a power line (5) extending to outside through the housing (1) is detachably connected to the other end of the LED lamp body (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Guangzhou Rising Dragon Electronics & Plastics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Zhongguo Dai
  • Patent number: 8573799
    Abstract: A lighting device may be provided that includes a light emitter including a plurality of LEDs; a reflective plate disposed on the light emitter; a diffuser plate disposed in a direction in which light emitted from the LED is irradiated; a case including the light emitter disposed therein and including a bottom plate and a side wall extending from both side ends of the bottom plate; and a connecting member extending from the side wall of the case and including a bracket coupler on at least one side thereof. The light emitter is disposed between the bottom plate of the case and the diffuser plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Hoon Lee, Hyun Ha Shin, Im Je Woo
  • Patent number: 8567986
    Abstract: The LED tube for a lighting fixture has a transparent peripheral portion, internally disposed grooves for receiving an LED array board opposite the transparent portion and externally disposed longitudinally extending slots to slidably receive connectors for the mounting of the fixture. Multiple tubes can be grouped together in arrays of two or more without requiring different fixture enclosures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Component Hardware Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley Szprengiel, Thomas Graham, Viranjitsinh Chudasama
  • Patent number: 8556451
    Abstract: An asymmetric linear lighting fixture includes a linear housing having an opening, an internal component, and an asymmetric reflector. The reflector is removably snap-fitted to the housing and is positioned between the opening and the internal component. The housing includes a body, a first end cap coupled to one end of the body, and a second end cap coupled to an opposing end of the body. A lens and/or a louver are optionally snap-fitted to the housing and are used together or separately from one another within the fixture. Optionally, the body includes a track for positioning a mounting assembly at various locations along the track. The fixture optionally includes socket mounting brackets which allow for lamps of different lengths to be coupled within the housing. Additionally, a first asymmetric linear lighting fixture is continuously coupleable to a second asymmetric linear lighting fixture from a location that is external of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Jeremy F. Wilkinson
  • Publication number: 20130258649
    Abstract: A portable light includes an elongated housing having a longitudinal axis, a light source positioned within the elongated housing, and an attachment member movably coupled to the elongated housing to hang the portable light from a support structure. The attachment member is movable to a first position, in which the attachment member generally extends from the elongated housing in a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis, and to a second position, in which the attachment member generally extends from the elongated housing in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gareth Mueckl, Timothy Janda, Wade F. Burch, Kyle Harvey
  • Patent number: 8511849
    Abstract: A method for bending a perimeter light and a perimeter light for illuminating curved surfaces. One embodiment of a bending method according to the present invention comprises heating a perimeter light to make it pliable. A radius tool is then provided having a curved surface with a shape and radius for the desired bend in the perimeter light. The heated perimeter light is mounted to the radius tool curved surface. The perimeter light is then cooled and removed from the radius tool. One embodiment of a bent elongated perimeter light according to the present invention comprises an array of light sources and an elongated tube bent to match a curve or shape. The array of light sources is disposed within the tube and the tube transmits and disperses the light from the array to give the appearance that said array of light sources is a continuous light source. The array of light sources is cuttable at intervals to shorten the array while allowing the remaining light sources in the array to emit light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: The Sloan Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas C. Sloan, Bruce Quaal
  • Patent number: 8506111
    Abstract: An illumination device with an integrated adjustable articulating clamp that pivots about a hinge on the opposite end of the device. The clamp is used for the purpose of affixing the illumination device to stationary objects to allow a user to perform actions using both hands without having the hold onto the illuminating device. The clamp folds into a slot in the housing of the illumination device when not in use and allows the user to wield the illuminating device like a regular flashlight. Battery compartments are located on both sides of the slot inside the housing of the illuminating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Waihiem R Woods
  • Publication number: 20130170196
    Abstract: An LED tube light includes a glass tube, a base, a light emitting unit, and two lateral cover assemblies. The base has a length larger than the length of the glass tube, wherein two opposite end portions of the base are arranged out of a region defined by orthographically projecting from the glass tube to the base. The light emitting unit is fixed on the base and is used for emitting light, passing through the glass tube to illuminate. The two lateral cover assemblies are respectively covered around the two end portions of the glass tube, wherein the two lateral cover assemblies are respectively installed on the two end portions of the base for maintaining the relative position between the cover assemblies and the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 8474998
    Abstract: In accordance with a first exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, a mounting arrangement for use with an LED power strip module is provided. The mounting arrangement comprises one or more one frames having a first end and a second end, a first holding base configured to mate with the first end and a second holding base configured to mate with the second end, and at least one LED module having a first and second edge and comprising a plurality of LEDs, said LED module being adapted to removably attach to the one or more frames. The first and second holding bases are adapted to secure the one or more frames to an existing raceway structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: GE Lighting Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Bill (Xin) Wang, Jeffrey Nall, Luc Cloutier, John Owens, Min Zhang, Tyler John Rolfes, Adrian Slattery
  • Patent number: 8454192
    Abstract: Described are strip lighting fixtures having a channel defined by a base plate and two side walls, end plates located at each end of the channel, and a channel cover that snap-fits onto the channel. The channel side walls include at least one gripper indentation that releasably engages with at least one tong hanger hook via a snap-fit connection to attach the strip fixture to a support structure. As examples, the tong hangers include hooker clips that connect the tong hanger to a support structure, and the channel cover is contoured to provide additional spacing or relief areas to avoid pinched wires when the channel cover is connected to the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Russell Vern Rouse, Peter M. Schmidt, John T. Mayfield, III
  • Patent number: 8419211
    Abstract: A lamp tube includes a lamp shade, connectors fixed to opposite ends of the lamp shade, and a circuit board received in the lamp shade and electrically connected with the connectors. At least two resilient members protrude from opposite sides of the circuit board. Each resilient member is resiliently deformed and urged into contact with an inner surface of the lamp shade. The deformation of the at least two resilient members is for providing a spring push force to the circuit board, thus causing the circuit board to tightly engage the inner surface of the lamp shade, thereby retaining the circuit board in position inside the lamp shade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Der-Ho Chi, Yang-Jui Chao, Zhi-Qiang Xie, Xiao-Yin Zhou, Mi Tang, Xiao-Jun Hao
  • Patent number: 8313213
    Abstract: An assembly structure for a LED lamp includes a cover plate, a LED module, fasteners and a mask. An inner surface of the cover plate is provided with a fixing portion. Both sides of the cover plate are formed with a slot respectively. The LED module has a substrate and a plurality of LED mounted on the substrate. The substrate is provided with an insertion hole. One end of the fastener is detachably connected into the insertion hole of the substrate and the other end thereof is fixed to the fixing portion. The mask is made of transparent materials and has an accommodating space for allowing the LED module to be disposed therein. Both sides of the mask defining the accommodating space are formed with a locking flange for inserting into the slot of the cover plate. With the above arrangement, the operator can assemble or detach the LED lamp quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignees: Cpumate Inc., Golden Sun News Techniques Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuo-Len Lin, Chen-Hsiang Lin, Mong-Hua Hung, Hwai-Ming Wang, Ken Hsu, Chih-Hung Cheng
  • Patent number: 8297770
    Abstract: Discharge tubes, each of which includes a glass tube and a ferrule that has a substantially cylindrical shape and is fitted to each end portion of the glass tube, are supported by a plurality of pairs of relay connectors (or supporting members) provided on the front side of a chassis having substantially a plate-shaped configuration. When a discharge tube is supported by relay connectors, stoppers provided on the relay connectors lock the ferrules so that axial movement of the discharge tube relative to the relay connectors is restricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignees: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Takata, Kenichi Iwamoto, Takaaki Kudo, Naofumi Ikenaga
  • Patent number: 8277077
    Abstract: Vehicle-mounted auxiliary lighting systems adapted to provide primary or auxiliary vehicle lighting using light emitting diodes (LEDS) are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventors: Antony C. Georgitsis, Nicholas B. Irwin, Joseph Biro
  • Publication number: 20120243216
    Abstract: A cover and a lamp structure. The cover whose curvature has a light incident surface and a light outgoing surface, and includes a plurality of 3D micro-structures disposed thereon and arranged in the form of an array. When a light is emitted into the light outgoing surface from the light incident surface, the light emitting angle of the light outgoing surface is increased through the refraction of the 3D micro-structures, so that the occurrence of mura or spots due to uneven distribution of the light is avoid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: LEXTAR ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chun-Ming Lai, Shih-Chin Chou, Chin-Kun Hsieh, Mei-Fen Lin
  • Patent number: 8267540
    Abstract: A linear lighting apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes an elongated element having a substantially U-shaped cross-section and an LED strip placed longitudinally along a bottom of the elongated element. The apparatus further includes a first flange located on both sides of an exterior of the elongated element and a second flange located on both sides of the exterior of the elongated element. The apparatus further includes a gutter located on both sides of an interior of the elongated element and a first optical element comprising an elongated planar element composed of optical material. The apparatus further includes a rim located on a top of both sides of the elongated element and a second optical element comprising an elongated planar element for placement on top of the horizontal surface of the rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: Sylwester Kluś