Support Patents (Class 362/217.14)
  • Patent number: 10007147
    Abstract: A display device comprises a display component, a light source, an optical element, and a first reflective member. The optical element is positioned in a light emission direction from the light source. The first reflective member is positioned rearward of the display component. The first reflective member includes a first opening and a second opening that is continuous with the first opening and in which the light source is positioned. A width of the optical element is smaller than a width of the first opening and is larger than a width of the second opening in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromasa Sasaoka, Noritaka Tanabe, Naoki Nitanai
  • Patent number: 9482392
    Abstract: A light fixture for supporting a lamp at two ends, the light fixture including a lamp holder which receives and supports a lamp socket arranged at a first end of a lamp, wherein the lamp holder includes lamp holder contacts which electrically connect with lamp socket contacts; and a support which receives and supports a support element arranged at a second end of the lamp, wherein the support mechanically supports the lamp in the light fixture and does not include electrical contacts, wherein the support is essentially pot-shaped, wherein two opposite face walls are arranged at a base of the support, wherein the face walls and the side walls define a receiving cavity which is accessible through an opening and which includes a push-in section arranged in front in a push in direction and a support section arranged in a rear in the push-in direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: BJB GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Olaf Baumeister, Markus Schulte
  • Patent number: 9004721
    Abstract: Disclosed are a light source heat dissipation structure and a backlight module. The light source heat dissipation structure comprises at least one light bar having two lateral faces; and a heat dissipation base, comprising: a frame having an inner space, at last one open and a upper surface, and the open is formed on the frame and connected to the inner space, and the open comprises at least one open edge; and at least one elastic abutting wall having an attached surface; wherein the elastic abutting wall is fixed on the open edge, and the light bar is embedded in the open, and the attached surface is attached to the lateral face of the light bar to enlarge the contact area between the light bar and the heat dissipation base. The heat dissipation efficiency and the usage lifetime of the LED packaged structure can be improved accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Pangling Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150077983
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode (LED) tube has a tube and at least one LED tube fastener. Each of the at least one LED tube fastener has a body and a magnetic core. The body has at least one insertion leg formed on a bottom thereof and connected to a top wall of the tube. The magnetic core is mounted in a top portion of the body to be magnetically attached to a lamp fixture when the LED tube is mounted on the lamp fixture such that the at least one LED tube fastener holds and supports the LED tube and the LED tube is not bent due to a weight thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: LUXUL TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATION
    Inventors: Cheng-Hung PAN, Yung-Ta HUNG, Cheng-Hsien CHEN
  • Publication number: 20150077982
    Abstract: An LED module includes: an opaque substrate on which a wiring circuit is provided; a submount bonded to a surface of the opaque substrate with a first bond; an LED chip bonded with a second bond to an opposite side of the submount from the opaque substrate; and wires electrically connecting the LED chip to patterned wiring circuit. In the LED module, the first bond and the second bond each allow light emitted from the LED chip to pass therethrough. The submount is a light-transmissive member. A lighting device includes a device main body and the LED module. The lamp includes the LED module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoji Urano, Kenichiro Tanaka, Akifumi Nakamura, Toru Hirano, Hideaki Hyuga, Masanori Suzuki, Teruhisa Yokota
  • Patent number: 8974078
    Abstract: A lamp includes a mounting frame, at least one supporting member, and a plurality of light emitting members. The mounting frame is provided with a connecting face. The supporting member is provided with a support portion and a connecting portion. The connecting portion of the supporting member is combined with the connecting face of the mounting frame. Each of the light emitting members is a light emitting diode (LED). Thus, the support portion of the supporting member has a convex arcuate shape to provide a wide-angle feature, and the light emitting members are arranged on the support portion of the supporting member in different angles and at different positions, so that the lighting angles of the light emitting members are complementary mutually to increase the whole lighting angle of the lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Litatek Corporation
    Inventor: Li-Yu Lin
  • Patent number: 8960951
    Abstract: An LED lamp retrofit system, kit, and method is presently disclosed. The LED retrofit system comprises at least one longitudinally extending LED lamp having a length substantially greater than a width and open longitudinal ends. A first LED lamp support rail holds and covers a first open longitudinal end of each of the at least one longitudinally extending LED lamps and is configured to electrically connect each of the at least one longitudinally extending LED lamps to a power source. A second LED lamp support rail holds and covers a second open longitudinal end of each of the at least one longitudinally extending LED lamps held with the first LED lamp support rail. A system holder on each of the first and second LED lamp support rails is configured and disposed to hold the retrofit system to a portion of a lamp fixture being retrofitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Litetronics International, Inc.
    Inventors: Raghu Rao, Robert Sorensen
  • Patent number: 8956006
    Abstract: An elongated LED lamp suitable for replacing a fluorescent lamp in a lamp fixture comprises a chassis having a first chassis end with two electrodes adapted to be respectively coupled to two electrodes in the lamp fixture supplying AC power, and a second chassis end. A light source depends from the chassis. A power regulating circuit is mounted to the chassis and is coupled to the two electrodes for providing DC power to the first light source. A first light collector conditions the light it collects light from the first light source for TIR propagation within a side-light distribution arrangement. An elongated side-light distribution portion depends from the chassis and receives light exiting the first light collector. Light-extraction structure extract light from the side of the first portion, along a length of the first portion, in a different direction from the direction of light received from the first light collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Energy Focus, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger F. Buelow, Laszlo A. Takacs, Keith D. Kazenski, Chris H. Jenson, Joseph G. Kaveski, John M. Davenport
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150043205
    Abstract: A light-emitting device comprising a string-shape circuit board, several light-emitting elements, a first terminal pair and a second terminal pair is provided. The string-shape circuit board has a first side and a second side. The first terminal pair and the second terminal pair are disposed on the first side and the second side respectively, and are electrically connected to the light-emitting elements. The first terminal pair comprises a first base, a second base, a first positive electrode and a first negative electrode. The first positive electrode and the first negative electrode are pivotally connected to the first base and the second base respectively. The second terminal pair comprises a third base, a fourth base, a second positive electrode and a second negative electrode. The second positive electrode and the second negative electrode are pivotally connected to the third base and the fourth base respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Lextar Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Kuo-Chung Wei
  • Patent number: 8950891
    Abstract: The various embodiments relate to a lamp having a tubular lamp body, wherein at least one first line harness and one second line harness, or at least one first line and one second line, are arranged in the tubular lamp body, wherein the lamp furthermore has at least one spacing apparatus, which is arranged in the lamp and is designed to fix at least the first line harness and the second line harness or the first line and the second line at a predeterminable distance (D) from one another, at least in places. The various embodiments further relate to a method for production of a lamp such as this, and to a spacing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: OSRAM AG
    Inventors: Martin Egger, Christian Senft
  • 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: 8944630
    Abstract: A linear lamp having a longitudinal bulb, in particular a glass bulb, wherein at least one socket is provided for electrical contacting and mounting of the linear lamp, and wherein at least one light-emitting diode is disposed in the bulb as a luminous element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Osram GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Leineweber, Friedbert Schacherer
  • Patent number: 8936746
    Abstract: An extension for a heating element includes a bracket for a quartz lamp within a furnace of a blow molding machine. The extension includes a base that is coupled to the furnace where the extension directs the heating element toward an end of a preform. The extension may include a parabolic lens to provide controlled and directed heating of the end of the preform to optimize material distribution upon blow molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Plastic Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Wayne Miller, Dennis Hahn
  • Publication number: 20150009661
    Abstract: A utility illumination device comprises a first end member, a second end member and a light tube coupled between the first end member and the second end member. The first end member has at least one faceted surface along an edge thereof. Analogously, the second end member has at least one faceted surface along an edge thereof. The illumination device further comprises an illumination assembly within the light tube that comprises a light source. The illumination device is manually adjustable to change the direction of light emitted from the illumination device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory William Goeckel, David P. Bohman
  • Publication number: 20150009662
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a light-emitting module includes N light-emitting elements, which are a first group of light-emitting elements, on the front surface of a substrate. The N light-emitting elements are disposed in a row in a longitudinal direction from one end portion to the other end portion of the substrate. The N light-emitting elements are connected in series. The light-emitting module includes a metal member provided in the longitudinal direction of the substrate in a position not overlapping a conductive line on the rear surface of the substrate. The conductive line is connected to, via a through-hole, a conductive line configured to connect the N light-emitting elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: TOSHIBA LIGHTING & TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Soichi Shibusawa, Kozo Uemura, Yumiko Hayashida
  • Patent number: 8926119
    Abstract: Embodiments may provide an extendable light source with a variable light emitting area. A first device is provided that includes a support, a first substrate movably coupled to the support, and a plurality of lighting devices disposed on the first substrate. The plurality of lighting devices includes a first portion of lighting devices and a second portion of lighting devices. The first device also includes an energizing component that is configured to selectively energize the first portion and the second portion of lighting devices based on a position of the first substrate relative to the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Paul E. Burrows, Ruiqing Ma, Jason Paynter
  • Publication number: 20140376218
    Abstract: The invention discloses an LED strip assembly for generating an extra wide beam light of greater than 180 degrees, comprising one linear support structure (typically of aluminum material), and at least two LED arrays. In addition, the support structure has an upper part, a lower part and two grooves in between. The said LED arrays are arranged on the upper part; the lower part is arc shaped and of 1 PI radians or less, having fins to dissipate heat to ambient environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: ATG ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Yaxi Ni
  • Publication number: 20140369036
    Abstract: The invention discloses a LED lamp and filament thereof. The LED filament includes a substrate, a light emitting unit secured onto at least one side surface of the substrate, and a package adhesive layer surrounded on the periphery of the light emitting unit; the substrate is configured to be of an elongated bar construction; the light emitting unit comprises a plurality of blue light chips and red light chips regularly distributed on the substrate and sequentially connected to one another in series. For the LED filament of the invention, as the light emitting unit composed of blue and red light chips is disposed on the substrate, the LED filament has high color rendering and large light radiation angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: SHENZHEN RUNLITE TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD.
    Inventor: Yunlong FENG
  • Patent number: 8899778
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical cavity structure of an LED lighting apparatus comprising a base, a light reflector, LED module, and a light cover. The light reflector can be integrally formed with the base or an independent unit. An optical cavity is constructed by the base, light reflector and light cover altogether, and the LED module is attached to the base received within the optical cavity. The light reflector can be symmetrical with inclined angle or as a conical shape provided on two sides opposing to the direction of light from the LED module. The inner surface of the light reflector is a light reflecting surface. The light cover is attached to the light reflector. As a result, the light from the LED is gathered and reflected by the light reflecting surface via the angle and shape of the light reflector to achieve an enhanced luminance range and illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventors: Mei-Ling Yang, Chin-Chia Chang
  • 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: 8882298
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are provided for achieving desirable light distributions. In one exemplary embodiment, the light module includes a body having a pair of opposed complex parabolic bodies, an LED light source, and an inner reflective surface. The light source can be configured to provide for a desired light distribution, such as a bat wing light distribution. The provided light distribution can be such that it is not the result of passing light through a secondary optics component. Thus, while in some embodiments the LED module can include a glare reduction lens disposed over at least part of the LED light source, the lens may not affect the resulting light distribution configuration. Exemplary configurations of other systems, devices, kits, and methods associated with the teachings are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: RemPhos Technologies LLC
    Inventor: David Gershaw
  • Patent number: 8870407
    Abstract: The lighting device comprises a case comprising: a bottom plate; a first wall extending from the bottom plate; a second wall extending from the bottom plate and facing to the first wall; a first top plate extending perpendicular to the first wall; and a second top plate extending perpendicular to the second wall, a light emitter disposed on the bottom plate of the case; and a diffuser plate spaced apart from the light emitter and disposed between the first wall and the second wall, wherein the first wall and the second wall comprise a coupling recess, and wherein the diffuser plate is coupled to the coupling recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Soo Kim, Yun Ha Kim
  • Publication number: 20140313710
    Abstract: A lighting structure and system, particularly for merchandizers, is disclosed. The structure is a lighting strip with a housing pedestal, embedded lights, which are preferred to be LED's, and a connection strip which interfaces with the C-bracket (which is usually used to hold pricing and product information) of most merchandizers. The structure may be adapted to be integrated into a larger lighting paradigm for merchandizers, including electronic and computer control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Elmer A. Wessel
  • Publication number: 20140268717
    Abstract: A lighting system comprises a flexible support, such as a pair of fabric or web-like strips, and a plurality of tubular light sources supported by the flexible support. The flexible support may be hung from a support structure, and the tubular light sources will hang generally parallel to one another. Each tubular light source may include a plurality of LED chips, and power supply or conversion circuitry may also be disposed in the tubular light sources. Power cabling extends to the light sources, and may be adapted to provide pass-through power to other, similar assemblies to form a modular system. The assemblies may be easily deployed and repacked for storage and movement. The system is suitable for large area lighting, particularly with panels used for theater, television, and film sets, or with displays, trade show installations, and so forth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: NBCUniversal Media, LLC
    Inventor: Richard William Maas
  • Publication number: 20140268718
    Abstract: A device including a hub portion, said hub portion including an opening with spring-loaded electrical contacts slidably disposed in said opening, a light rail an extended portion and a power contact disposed on the extended portion, wherein the light rail is operable to slide into the opening and couple the power contact to the spring-loaded contact. The extended portion may include an o-ring for fixing the light rail and the hub may have a cable for mounting and coupling power to the spring-loaded electrical contact. Some embodiments may have a second opening in said hub portion, and a second end for the light rail. Power may be coupled through the light rail to hubs on each end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Scott S. YU, Tom WARTON
  • Patent number: 8807782
    Abstract: A backlight module includes a housing, a light emitting unit, plural supporters and a light guiding plate. The housing includes a base and a first frame and a second frame arranged on two opposite sides of the base. Each supporter includes two supporting portions placed on two opposite sides of the light emitting unit. Each supporting portion includes a supporting surface facing the light emitting unit, wherein the supporting surface is slant. A distance between two opposite supporting portions is increased along a direction from the base to a top surface of the supporter. The light guiding plate is arranged on the supporting surfaces of the supporters. The light guiding plate includes a light input surface facing to the light emitting unit and a light output surface facing the first frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Chen Lai
  • Patent number: 8787799
    Abstract: An illuminating device (210) according to an embodiment of the invention included in an image reading apparatus (100) and an image forming apparatus (D) includes light source portions (211a1), (211b1), (211a2) and (211b2), light-guiding members (213a) and (213b) for illuminating an illumination target (G) from an elongated light emitting face (M) that extends in a longitudinal direction (Y), by guiding light from the light source portions, and holding members (216a) and (216b) for holding the light-guiding members. The holding members include holding portions (2161a) and (2161b) for removably holding the light-guiding members, and tilted portions (2162a) and (2162b) that reflect light emitted from the light emitting face (M), the tilted portions extending from a front end on the light emitting face (M) side of the holding portions, obliquely widening with increasing distance from the light-guiding members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Yamada, Mitsuharu Yoshimoto, Yasuhiro Suto, Kenji Nakanishi, Shohichi Fukutome, Hisashi Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 8783917
    Abstract: A solid state replacement light module for a high intensity discharge light fixture. The module is comprised of an elongated generally planar body having a first side including a plurality of light emitting diodes and a second side including a plurality of heat dissipating fins. The second side further includes an electronic module. The body also includes a hinge mechanism suitable for attachment to the light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: GE Lighting Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Steven Mrakovich
  • Publication number: 20140198494
    Abstract: A lighting unit is provided and includes a cup body, a substrate, a first conductive wire connector and a second conductive wire connector. The cup body has a light emitting surface, a first end portion, and a second end portion. The substrate is located in the concave accommodating cavity of the cup body. A lighting element is located on the substrate, and has a light emitting direction toward the light emitting surface. The first and second conductive wire connectors are respectively located at two sides of the substrate in the accommodating cavity. A portion of the first conductive wire connector protrudes from the surface of the first end portion to form a first male connection terminal. The second conductive wire connector is recessed in the surface of the second end portion to form a first female connection terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Lextar Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Shih-Chieh Chin
  • Patent number: 8777452
    Abstract: An oblong sized printed circuit board (1) comprises light emitting diode circuitry (2, 3). Parts of the printed circuit board (1) are flexible in at least one direction, to improve a manufacturing efficiency. Preferably, the printed circuit board (1) can make curves in length and width directions and does not require holes for screws. The light emitting diode circuitry (2, 3) may comprise light emitting diode circuits (2) with light emitting diodes and other circuitry (3) such as a driver for driving light emitting diode circuits (2) individually for providing ambient light for a display (5). A device (100) comprising the printed circuit board (1) may further comprise the display (5). Such a device (100) is for example a television receiver/display device/screen device. The printed circuit board (1) may be attached to structures (61, 62) moveable by hand/machine for directing the ambient light. The device (100) may be a roll (101) for rolling up the printed circuit board (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: TP Vision Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Filip Bruyneel, Alfred Peeters
  • Publication number: 20140153231
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a lighting device is provided. The lighting device may include at least one first part and at least one second part, fastened to the first part, which first and second parts are interconnected by a potting compound, the parts being positively interconnected by the potting compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Bittmann
  • Publication number: 20140126190
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to suspended linear lighting fixtures that are arranged to accept lighting elements. Lighting fixtures according to the present disclosure comprise at least one body and at least one suspension mechanism. These lighting fixtures can be arranged such that electrical and mechanical connections can be provided at various locations along their length, rather than only at the distal ends of the fixtures. The fixtures can also comprise various connectivity features that allow further arrangements, designs and spatial adjustments. Lighting systems utilizing these fixtures are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: CREE, INC.
  • Patent number: 8702263
    Abstract: A display device 10 of the present invention includes a relay connector 14 configured to relay power supply from the power board 16 mounted to a chassis 13 to a discharge tube 15. The relay connector 14 includes a holder 20 and a relay terminal 30. The holder has insulation properties and is mounted to the chassis 13. The relay terminal 30 is electrically connected to the power board 16 and the discharge tube 15, and attached to the holder 20. The relay terminal includes a pair of flexible portions 34 that hold the power board therebetween and are electrically connected to the power board 16. The flexible portions 34 are formed such that the longitudinal directions thereof cross the longitudinal direction of the discharge tube 15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignees: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Yoshiki Takata, Takaaki Kudo, Naofumi Ikenaga
  • Patent number: 8672508
    Abstract: An LED light fixture comprising a contoured light transmissive lens cover pivotally mounted between upper and lower end brackets so as to be movable between an open position and a closed position wherein in the closed position the upper and lower contoured edges of the lens cover mate flushly with the contoured surface of respective upper and lower end caps. A bank of LED carrying housing components are attached between the upper and lower mounting brackets so as to direct illumination toward the lens cover. Expansion brackets may be employed to facilitate addition of one or more additional banks of LED carrying housing components behind a lens cover of longer length to thereby created a sconce fixture of extended length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Tempo Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Pearson, Guang Jin, Jorge Santana
  • Publication number: 20140055990
    Abstract: A luminaire includes one or more solid state light modules, each having one or more theft deterrent features. Each of the one or more solid state light modules can include a number of solid state light sources. The one or more solid state light modules can be physically and electrically coupled to the luminaire such that any attempt to remove the solid state light module renders the solid state light module or the solid state light sources permanently inoperable. One or more theft deterrent features may be incorporated into the luminaire to deter theft. In one instance an external power converter supplying the solid state light module can be physically secured to a power source using one or more security mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Express Imaging Systems, LLC
    Inventor: William G. Reed
  • Patent number: 8654276
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a display panel, a retention member retaining the display panel, and an external case covering the retention member. The retention member has a retention main body portion retaining the display panel and a plurality of fastening portions for fixing to the external case. At least one of the plurality of fastening portions has a displacement absorbing portion absorbing displacement of the retention member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Matsumoto, Futoshi Hirai
  • Patent number: 8651690
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode light bar includes a printed circuit board and a light-emitting diode. The printed circuit board has a protective layer, a first signal line, and a first extension line. The LED is disposed on the first signal line and the first extension line. The protective layer is formed above the first signal line and the first extension line, and has an opening that exposes a portion of the first signal line, and a portion of the extension line, such that a first exposed length of the first signal line is substantially equal to a second exposed length of the first extension line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corporation
    Inventor: Wei-Hung Wu
  • Patent number: 8641228
    Abstract: A track-mounted decorative lighting system comprises a track system, a light string, and a motorized lighting cartridge. The track system comprises a flexible track with an inverted “T”-shape profile mounted by a user in a desired configuration upon a structure. The motorized lighting cartridge comprises a gear-type drive system which deploys or retracts the light string through the track. A user may use a hand-held remote controller to activate the internal motor to drive the lights out into position along the track system upon the structure. The lighting system provides a means to add additional light strings and light cartridges to obtain a greater length of deployed lighting. The motor withdraws the deployed lights back into the cartridge for storage. The lighting system further provides a hook embodiment onto which a user may secure existing string-type lighting while still utilizing the deployment and retraction functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventors: Dale R. Drake, Raymond Drake, III
  • Patent number: 8636377
    Abstract: A light tube holder includes a base and two connectors for receiving either a light-emitting diode (LED) tube or a fluorescent tube. The connector includes a rotary member rotatably received in a through hole defined in a retainer, and three conductive elastic pieces positioned in the retainer around the through hole. One elastic piece is electrically connected to an LED tube drive circuit board, and the other two elastic piece are electrically connected to a fluorescent tube drive circuit board. The rotary member can be rotated to first and second positions, wherein at the first position, the LED tube can be activated, and at the second position the fluorescent tube can be activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qing-Shan Cao, Jian-Pu Chen, Yu Hu
  • Publication number: 20140022776
    Abstract: A lamp holder fixture is disclosed. The lamp holders of the present invention are positioned respectively at one tail end of a lamp tube by the fixtures. At least a through-hole is disposed near a tail end of the lamp tube, the lamp holder is formed with a positioning hole corresponding to the through-hole, and the fixture is provided with two elastic arms and an abut portion that connects the two elastic arms. A tail end of the elastic arm is formed with a latch portion and the latch portion is transfixed into the through-hole and the positioning hole orderly to sheath the lamp holder at the lamp tube, so that the lamp holder can be positioned quickly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: CHIA- CHING SU, CHIH-YUAN YEN
  • Publication number: 20140022778
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an LED module includes a substrate and a Connection circuit. The Connection circuit includes at least two series circuits, in each of which a plurality of LEDs are connected in series. The LEDs of the series circuits different from one another are mixedly arranged along the longitudinal direction of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Akinori NOGUCHI, Masahiko KAMATA, Tetsuya ONO
  • Patent number: 8628212
    Abstract: A conductive end cap for a linear lighting apparatus is disclosed. The first embodiment of the present invention comprises, among other things, an insulating cap for one end of the linear lighting apparatus, the cap including a first orifice extending from the exterior side of the cap to the interior side of the cap and a conducting shaft extending through the first orifice and protruding from the exterior side of the cap, such that the shaft may rotate about its central axis within the first orifice. The conductive end cap also includes a second orifice extending perpendicularly through a portion of the shaft for accepting a conductive line and a static conductive element protruding from the interior side of the cap so as to provide a conductive terminal for a lighting element located within the linear lighting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Sylwester Kluś
  • Publication number: 20140009922
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a light-bar adhesion fixture and a corresponding light-bar adhesion method. The light-bar adhesion fixture comprises a base, a position limiting member disposed on a surface of the base and comprising a groove structure for fixing a corresponding heat sink; and a strip-like pad used to cooperate with the groove structure to fix a light emitting diode (LED) light bar on a light-bar fixing portion of the heat sink. The present invention further relates to a light-bar adhesion method. The light-bar adhesion fixture and the corresponding light-bar adhesion method according to the present invention can conveniently achieve a linear adhesion of the LED light bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanxue Zhang, Yu-Chun Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20130343046
    Abstract: A hallow light tube for LED lighting comprises an inner surface, an outer surface and at least one end surface. At least one LED is placed on at least one end surface to provide edge illumination. The rays emitting from edge LEDs are fed into the light tube along the longitudinal directions. The inner surface and the outer surface can be aligned in different ways to meet different lighting requirements. The inner, outer and end surfaces can be textured. The texture includes a smooth surface, a diffusive surface, a surface with micro structures, a surface with gratings, a surface with grooves, a random scattering surface, and a surface of photonics crystal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Chang Ching Tsai
  • Publication number: 20130343050
    Abstract: This utility model discloses a new type of LED light fixture, which includes an aluminium tube; an LED luminaire module, attached to said aluminium tube; a driving circuit module, electrically connected with said LED luminaire module; an electric joint, comprising two conductive leads and a ground lead, the two conductive leads are electrically connected with said driving circuit module and the ground lead is connected to said aluminium tube; power source, supplying electric energy to said electric joint. This fixture reduces metal materials and makes for longer life span, safer use and more convenient installation. The fixture can directly provide electricity to LED light and is very easy for installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Caishuang Hu
  • Publication number: 20130335957
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to allow to make a width of an LED wiring substrate compact and reduce the number of assembly parts and assembly man-hours, wherein each LED wiring substrate includes: a plurality of LEDs provided in a line shape along a longitudinal direction; and power-feeding line members provided in parallel with the plurality of LEDs, wherein the power-feeding line members are provided above an LED mounting surface of the LED wiring substrate, and in the adjacent LED wiring substrates, the power-feeding line members provided in one of the LED wiring substrates include contact terminals provided to extend outward in a longitudinal direction and contact with the power-feeding line members of the other LED wiring substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: CCS INC.
    Inventors: Ryoko Suzuki, Kenji Miura
  • Publication number: 20130336007
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a backlight module for 3D displaying and an LED light bar thereof. The backlight module for 3D displaying includes a light guide plate and at least one LED light bar. The LED light bar is arranged at one edge of the light guide plate. The LED light bar includes a plurality of LEDs and a substrate. The LEDs are arranged in a line and are mounted to the substrate in a mutually spaced manner. The LEDs and the substrate of the LED light bar are arranged in a plurality of sections to correspond to a predetermined backlight scanning arrangement. LED spacing set in each of the sections is less than LED spacing set between the section and an adjacent section. The present invention also provides an LED light bar of backlight module for 3D displaying.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Hu He
  • Patent number: 8602587
    Abstract: An LED lamp tube comprises a tube body, at least one circuit board inside the tube body, at lease one LED module on the circuit board, and electrical connectors at the ends of the tube, wherein the tube body is an integrally formed hollow tube, and has at least one group of supporting and positioning ribs on the inner wall thereof along the length direction; the circuit board is fixed by the supporting and positioning ribs; the LED lamp tube disclosed by the present invention has a firm assembly structure with less thermal deformation, and more particularly just like the conventional fluorescent tubes it has a wide light-emitting angle, thereby providing better illumination effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Zhongshan Weiqiang Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ke-chin Lee, Shih-chiang Lin
  • Patent number: 8585241
    Abstract: A power-saving lighting apparatus including an upper housing, a bottom cover assembled with the upper housing, a lighting module and a positioning member is provided. The lighting module is disposed between the upper housing and the bottom cover, and the lighting module is mechanically supported by the bottom cover. The positioning member is disposed on the lighting module, wherein a relative position of the lighting module and the bottom cover is maintained by the positioning member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Chang Wah Electromaterials Inc.
    Inventor: Wen-Kuei Tsai