With Or Comprising Connecting Means Patents (Class 362/217.17)
  • Patent number: 9537274
    Abstract: A modular lighting system for use with shelving and a variety of other applications. A power track is adapted to be disposed within an upright support of a shelving unit. A power plug with vertically-aligned prongs inserts through existing openings in the upright support to reach conductors within the power track. The power plug has connecting structure to connect to a cable, and frangible portions that allow the cable to exit in a number of positions. Light bars carry the same connecting structures, can connect to the cable and snap together to extend continuously across a shelf. A second power track and second plug may provide power to the power track within the upright. The second plug carries the same connecting structure as the other components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Elemental LED, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Dankelmann, Russell Petersen
  • Patent number: 9057504
    Abstract: A LED strip light connector system for providing a reliable connection between a flexible LED light strip and a connector. The LED strip light connector system generally includes a connector adapted to receive an end of a light strip, and a support member extending outwardly from the connector to support the light strip near the connector. The light strip is attached to the surface of the support member thereby preventing movement of the light strip with respect to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Inspired LED, LLC
    Inventors: James J. Levante, Tanner J. Leland
  • Patent number: 9004716
    Abstract: A Light Emitting Diode (LED) tube socket, an adaptor and an assembly thereof, which includes tow sockets capping either end of a LED tube. Each of the sockets has a socket main body, a pair of conductive terminals and a first threaded portion. The pair of the conductive terminals is disposed in the socket main body and electrically connecting a first LED assembly within the socket main body. The socket connects the adaptor via the threaded portions and the seal is watertight. Two or more LED tubes are connected thereby to satisfy a required length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: High Perfection Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Kuo Ai
  • Patent number: 8979299
    Abstract: A linear light-emitting diode (LED) tube lamp having a readily retrofittable modular structure enables consumers or manufacturers to readily retrofit the lamp by replacing an LED module or internal electronic control units that include an LED driver in maintenance or lamp upgrade without hazards. The readily retrofittable modular structure includes a core assembly in each of lamp bases for easily securing or removing the electronic control unit through a mechanical securing means, and two sets of connection modules for quickly connecting and disconnecting the electronic control unit with the LED module. The readily retrofittable modular structure may use one bi-pin or two bi-pins to connect to the AC mains via pluggable wire for delivering power to the LEDs. Thus, the LLT lamp using the readily retrofittable modular structure may be configured as single-ended, double-ended, or double-ended with double shock-protection switches and can be cost-effectively retrofitted after initial installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Lightel Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chungho Hsia, Pai-Sheng Shen
  • Publication number: 20150062887
    Abstract: A light bar structure is provided, including a longitudinal circuit board, a plurality of light-emitting elements, and a power-input terminal. The circuit board includes a first segment, a second segment, and a third segment arranged along a longitudinal axis of the circuit board, wherein the second segment is between the first segment and the third segment. The light-emitting elements are disposed on the circuit board. The power-input terminal is disposed on the second segment and electrically connected to the light-emitting elements in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: LEXTAR ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chin-Chang HSU, Chang-Lin YU
  • 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: 8956004
    Abstract: A reconfigurable modular lighting assembly, including at least two tube sections, each tube section having an end cap thereon and including at least one light emitting diode light source. An interconnection unit including multiple tube section receiving locations that each physically, releasably connect one end of a first of the at least two tube sections to one end of a second of the at least two tube sections such that the tube sections are adjacent and form a positive angle between them; and provide for interchangeably electrically connecting the light sources in the tube sections to a source of electrical power. Control data paths are operatively connected to each of the light emitting diode light sources via the interconnection unit to allow for control of the light emitting diode light sources when the at least two tube sections are respectively connected to the interconnection unit at the tube section receiving locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: BML Productions, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Todd
  • 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: 8944670
    Abstract: The base for a light emitting diode lamp according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a cap which covers an end of a tube of the light emitting diode lamp; and two pins which are extended respectively from the cap toward the outside of an end of the tube. One of the two pins is nonconductive and the other one of the two pins is conductive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Lumirich Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ha chul Kim
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8936376
    Abstract: The fixing device of the present invention comprises a base, at least one light guide pillar, and at least one light-blocking element. The base comprises at least one through hole, which obliquely penetrates the base. The at least one light guide pillar is disposed on the base. The at least one light-blocking element corresponds to the at least one through hole; therefore, when the at least one light-blocking element passes through the at least one through hole, the base and the light guide pillar are fixed by the at least one light-blocking element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Yang-Shang Liu, Te-Hsiung Hsieh
  • Publication number: 20150016099
    Abstract: Fluorescent lamp holder assembly 10 comprising a lamp holder 15 and a socket 20. The holder 15 houses one pair of electrical terminals, and includes one pair of openings 30 located at a position corresponding to the position of the electrical terminals. The lamp holder 15 includes one pair of parallel spaced-apart legs 35 with one end connected to the terminal and the free end protruding from the body of the holder 15. The socket 20 has one pair of spaced-apart electrical terminals defining insertion inlets 45. The holder 15 can be coupled to the socket 20 by inserting the legs 35 into the corresponding terminals of the socket 20. The holder assembly 10 further comprises releasable, resiliently biased locking means 60 movable between an opening position, in which holder 15 and socket 20 can be unplugged and a locking position, in which holder 15 and socket 20 are held together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Viroj Khanampornpan
  • Publication number: 20140369035
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a base of a straight tube lamp is made of a metal, and includes an attachment part, a base part, a pair of side parts and a coupling part. The base part and the pair of side parts are thicker than the attachment part and the coupling part. The attachment part is provided on other surface side of the board so that one surface side of the board faces an inner surface of a tube. The base part is formed along a longitudinal direction on the inner surface of the tube most distant from the attachment part in an opposite side to the one surface side of the board. The pair of side parts are provided at both sides of the attachment part in a short direction and protrude from the attachment part toward the one surface side of the board. The coupling part couples the base part and the attachment part or the pair of side parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: TOSHIBA LIGHTING & TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Manabu Kika
  • Patent number: 8905574
    Abstract: A device for mounting an LED lamp tube is provided. The device includes two mounting base, each of which includes a mounting socket, a rotary member and a connection member. The rotary member is received in a cavity defined in the mounting socket, and is rotatable with respect to the mounting socket, and remains static with respect to the mounting socket when not being rotated. The rotary member defines a pair of mounting holes for insertion of pins of the LED lamp tube thereinto. A first connection portion is formed on one end of the mounting socket. A second connection portion is formed on one end of the connection member, the second connection portion is configured for engaging with the first connection portion, to latchingly connect the connection member to the mounting socket, and retain the rotary member in the cavity of the mounting socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jian Li, Li-Tao Zhang, Hua-Ren Xie, Da-Sheng Jia, Wen-Hsiang Lu
  • Publication number: 20140355261
    Abstract: The present invention relates to pin safety arrangements for electric lamps. An electric lamp (3) comprises a lighting module, a pin (31) comprising an electric contact for powering the lighting module, and an insulating sleeve (32) surrounding the pin and movable along the pin between a covering position and an uncovering position. Further, the sleeve covers the electric contact of the pin when in the covering position, and is retractable against the action of a biasing means to the uncovering position, in which the sleeve uncovers at least a portion of said electric contact of the pin. The present invention is advantageous in that the sleeve covers the electric contact of the pin when the lamp is partly inserted in, or partly removed from, a lamp fitting and the pin may be exposed to a person installing the lamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N V
    Inventors: Antonius Petrus Marinus Dingemans, Allart Van Den Berg, Pieter Joseph Clara Van Der Wel
  • Publication number: 20140347849
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode lamp comprises a frame defining a pair of slots therein, a light bar fixed on the frame at one side thereof by pushing the light bar into the slots, a driving module mounted on the frame at the other side thereof, and a lamp cover fixed on the frame and covering the light bar. The light bar is inserted into the slots of the frame to be mounted in the light-emitting diode lamp. The driving module electrically connects with the light bar. The slots are defined in two walls of the frame wherein the two walls extend away from each other along a radiating direction of the light bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicants: FOXCONN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., CHAMP TECH OPTICAL (FOSHAN) CORPORATION
    Inventors: WEN XU, MIN-CHI ZENG
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140334140
    Abstract: A combined light emitting device includes: a multi-way connection tube and a light emitting member. The multi-way connection tube is provided with a plurality of sub-tubes which are connected at one jointing point, and each of the sub-tubes has a connecting portion within the sub-tube. A light emitting member is coupling connected to one or more connecting portions of the sub-tubes. The connecting portion of the sub-tube without combining with any light emitting member is coupled to an attaching member, the attaching member is coupled with a connecting portion of another multi-way connection tube or is coupled with an extension member to combine the multi-way connection tube with another multi-way connection tube or with the extension member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Hua Jung CHIU
  • Patent number: 8876323
    Abstract: Fluorescent lamp holder assembly (10) comprising a lamp holder (15) and a socket (20). The holder (15) houses one pair of electrical terminals, and includes one pair of openings (30) located at a position corresponding to the position of the electrical terminals. The lamp holder (15) includes one pair of parallel spaced-apart legs (35) with one end connected to the terminal and the free end protruding from the body of the holder (15). The socket (20) has one pair of spaced-apart electrical terminals defining insertion inlets (45). The holder (15) can be coupled to the socket (20) by inserting the legs (35) into the corresponding terminals of the socket (20). The holder assembly (10) further comprises releasable, resiliently biased locking means (60) movable between an opening position, in which holder (15) and socket (20) can be unplugged and a locking position, in which holder (15) and socket (20) are held together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Viroj Khanampornpan
  • Patent number: 8851704
    Abstract: The present invention provides a shell for a lighting device. The shell comprises a first lamp body, a second lamp body, a first connecting part, and a second connecting part. The ends of the second lamp body have a first end surface and a second end surface. The first connecting part lying along a first direction is set in the first end surface and threads through the first bottom surface. The second connecting part lying along a direction opposite to the first direction is set in the second end surface and threads through the second bottom surface. When the first lamp body is connected with the second lamp body, the two ends of the first lamp body are disposed extending over edges of the first end surface and the second end surface separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: GEEE Creations, Inc.
    Inventors: Li-Chung Peng, Yarn-Chen Chen
  • Publication number: 20140293595
    Abstract: An elongate tubular lighting assembly having a body with a length between spaced first and second ends. The tubular lighting assembly has a source of illumination and first and second connectors respectively at the first and second body ends. The first connector has cooperating first and second parts having first and second surfaces. The first and second connector parts are configured so that the first and second surfaces are placed in confronting relationship to prevent separation of the first and second connector parts with the body in an operative state as an incident of the first connector part moving relative to the second connector part from a position fully separated from the second connector part in a substantially straight path that is transverse to the length of the body into an engaged position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Michael W. May
  • Patent number: 8840265
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus includes a light source unit comprising at least one light source module comprising a plurality of light-emitting device chips and a lead frame on which the light-emitting device chips are mounted and which connects the mounted light-emitting device chips; a diffusion cover having an interior space in which the light source module is accommodated and diffusing light emitted from the light source module; and an installation portion formed adjacent to the diffusion cover to install the light source module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-mi Moon, Young-hee Song, Ill-heung Choi, Jeong-wook Lee, Young-jin Lee
  • Publication number: 20140247585
    Abstract: A semiconductor lighting apparatus includes an illumination module and a power module. The illumination module includes a supporting member, a semiconductor light-emitting element, an electrode structure and a first connecting member. The semiconductor light-emitting element is mounted on the supporting member and electrically connected with the electrode structure. The first connecting member is mounted on a first side of the supporting member. The power module is configured to connect to the first side of the supporting member, and includes a second connecting member and a driving circuit member. The second connecting member is detachably connected with the first connecting member. The driving circuit member is electrically connected with the second connecting member and electrically connected with the electrode structure to provide a driving power to the semiconductor light-emitting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: UNISTARS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wen-Cheng CHIEN, Shang-Yi WU, Shin-Shien SHIE
  • Publication number: 20140247587
    Abstract: A retrofit kit is provided for existing slot machines that include a lighting strip, electronic driver assembly, connectors and an installation procedure. The retrofit kit may include a variety of mounting hardware. The retrofit kit replaces existing florescent or incandescent lighting with LED lighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Access Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: John Cox Wall
  • Publication number: 20140247588
    Abstract: A retrofit kit is provided for existing slot machines that include a lighting strip, electronic driver assembly, connectors and an installation procedure. The retrofit kit may include a variety of mounting hardware. The retrofit kit replaces existing florescent or incandescent lighting with LED lighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Access Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: John Cox Wall
  • Publication number: 20140247586
    Abstract: A retrofit kit is provided for existing slot machines that include a lighting strip, electronic driver assembly, connectors and an installation procedure. The retrofit kit may include a variety of mounting hardware. The retrofit kit replaces existing florescent or incandescent lighting with LED lighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Access Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: John Cox Wall
  • Publication number: 20140240972
    Abstract: A base configured to carry a light emitting body and to be inserted into a round tube housing, may include: a rectangular portion configured to carry the light emitting body on a first surface of the rectangular portion; and first and second fixing portions configured to extend from first and second long edges of the rectangular portion respectively in a space that a second surface of the rectangular portion faces, such that when the base is inserted into the round tube housing, at least a part of each of the first and second fixing portions presses against the inner wall of the round tube housing, and a first part close to the first long edge and a second part close to the second long edge in the first surface of the rectangular portion press against first and second protrusions on the inner wall of the round tube housing respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Zesheng Ye, Nimchung Ku, Middel Tjaco, Quansheng Liu
  • Patent number: 8814388
    Abstract: An assembly light bar structure includes: a substrate, having at least one recess; a first conductive elastic element and a second conductive elastic element, disposed on the substrate and respectively located at two parallel sides of the recess; and at least one light-emitting element. The light-emitting element is compressed by the first and second conductive elastic elements to be removably fixed in the recess of the substrate. The light-emitting element is electrically connected to the first and second conductive elastic elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Lextar Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Kai-Hsuan Hsu
  • Publication number: 20140233225
    Abstract: The present document describes a LED lighting module forming part of a LED lighting system comprising a troffer, the LED lighting module comprising: a mounting surface comprising a first end and a second end; light emitting diodes (LEDs) located on the mounting surface; a LED module electrical connector assembly located proximate the first end, the LED module electrical connector assembly for releasably connecting to an electrical retrofit connector assembly located proximate a first end of the troffer, the LED module electrical connector assembly for electrically connecting to the LEDs; and a LED module mechanical connector assembly located proximate the second end for releasably connecting to a mechanical connector assembly located proximate a second end of the troffer, the LED module mechanical connector assembly for releasably and mechanically connecting the LED lighting module to the troffer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: SEVLights
    Inventor: Daniel Veilleux
  • Patent number: 8807786
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus includes a light source unit comprising at least one light source module comprising a plurality of light-emitting device chips and a lead frame on which the light-emitting device chips are mounted and which connects the mounted light-emitting device chips; a diffusion cover having an interior space in which the light source module is accommodated and diffusing light emitted from the light source module; and an installation portion formed adjacent to the diffusion cover to install the light source module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-mi Moon, Young-hee Song, Ill-heung Choi, Jeong-wook Lee, Young-jin Lee
  • Publication number: 20140226321
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a light emitting diode (LED) lamp tube is provided along with a method of installing the LED tube lamp into a lighting fixture. In various embodiments, the LED tube lamp comprises: a tube; at least one LED positioned within the tube; a driver circuit positioned within the tube, the driver circuit comprising a set of electrical connecting wires; and a passage formed through at least a portion of the tube, the passage configured to receive there-through the set of electrical connecting wires. In various embodiments, the LED lamp tube comprises: a tube; at least one LED positioned within the tube; at least one end cap disposed on an end of the tube and at least one pin secured thereon wherein at least part of the pin is disposed outside of the tube and the at least one pin is electrically isolated from the at least one LED.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Feit Electric Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Halliwell, David Matten
  • Patent number: 8794804
    Abstract: A system for supporting and leveling a light fixture having a fixture body supporting one or more light sources, and connectors on the fixture body, and a pair of V-shaped hanger rods, where each hanger rod has an apex area and first and second ends, and the first and second ends are each configured to be coupled to one of the connectors. A pair of suspension rods are each configured to engage an overhead structure. A pair of spring clip brackets each having a slot and an aperture are releasably and adjustably secured along the length of one of the suspension rods, and also have a receptacle with a locking tab that receives and retains the apex area of one of the hanger rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Neal R. Verfuerth, Kenneth J. Wetenkamp
  • Patent number: 8783897
    Abstract: A lamp module includes an external elongated housing made of at least one of a transparent and a translucent material; a lamp terminal with lamp pins at each end of the elongated housing, at least one cold cathode fluorescent lamp (CCFL) disposed in the external elongated housing a reflective layer disposed in the external lamp elongated housing, and an electronic connector adapter having a plurality of contact pins at one end and a plurality of connecting jacks at an opposite end for receiving the lamp pins of one of the lamp terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: T1 Lighting Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheng-Hung Shih
  • Publication number: 20140133140
    Abstract: A burglarproof lamp includes a lamp head part with a lamp head shell, a center contact bolt, a center contact insulation fixing base, a center contact insulation fixing sheet, a location post and a connection part fixing base. The center contact bolt is connected to a conductive pole after passing through the center contact insulation fixing base, the lamp head shell and the center contact insulation fixing sheet. The connection part fixing base has a boss and a containing cavity where a spring and a center conductive shaft are located. A conductive fixing ring is connected to the lamp head shell for limiting the position of the connection part fixing base via the boss. The center contact insulation fixing sheet has a location hole, into which the location post can be inserted when it is driven to the position corresponding to the location hole by the connection part fixing base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: CE LIGHTING LTD.
    Inventor: Sumin Zhang
  • Patent number: 8721117
    Abstract: A lighting device comprises: a first substrate comprising a first connector and a first connection terminal, the first connector being connected to an external power supply or driving device, the first connection terminal being electrically connected to the first connector; and a second substrate connected electrically to the first connection terminal and comprising a light emitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seok Hoon Kang, Jun Seok Park
  • Patent number: 8714772
    Abstract: A LED strip light connector system for providing a reliable connection between a flexible LED light strip and a connector. The LED strip light connector system generally includes a connector adapted to receive an end of a light strip, and a support member extending outwardly from the connector to support the light strip near the connector. The light strip is attached to the surface of the support member thereby preventing movement of the light strip with respect to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Inspired LED, LLC
    Inventors: James J. Levante, Tanner J. Leland
  • Publication number: 20140071668
    Abstract: A Light Emitting Diode (LED) tube socket, an adaptor and an assembly thereof, which includes tow sockets capping either end of a LED tube. Each of the sockets has a socket main body, a pair of conductive terminals and a first threaded portion. The pair of the conductive terminals is disposed in the socket main body and electrically connecting a first LED assembly within the socket main body. The socket connects the adaptor via the threaded portions and the seal is watertight. Two or more LED tubes are connected thereby to satisfy a required length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: HIGH PERFECTION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHIH-KUO AI
  • Publication number: 20140036491
    Abstract: An end cap includes a body and a conductive terminal formed integrally with the body by injection molding. The body includes an inner annular wall to assemble with a lamp tube, the conductive terminal includes two electric connecting units and a pole-like conducting unit being in the inner annular wall and containing a longitudinal through-hole. Each electric connecting unit and the pole-like conducting unit are connected together by a joining unit and each electric connecting unit is extended out of the body from a joining unit. By inserting the end cap terminal, electricity is conducted by contact to transmit electric energy, forming a structure that can be assembled easily, parts thereof can be replaced and repaired by an ordinary person, and an electric connector thereof can rotate by 360 degrees to adjust an angle of irradiation. Moreover, the end cap is formed integrally and directly to simplify the manufacturing process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicants: JUSTING TECHNOLOGY PTE. LTD., JUSTING TECHNOLOGY(TAIWAN) PTE LTD.
    Inventors: CHIA-CHING SU, CHIH-YUAN YEN
  • Patent number: 8641216
    Abstract: The present invention provides a backlight module and a display apparatus. The display apparatus comprises the backlight module and a display panel. The backlight module comprises a plurality of lamps; and a ground bar disposed at one side of the lamps, wherein low-voltage sides of the lamps are electrically connected to the ground bar, and the ground bar has a horizontal supporting plane and an alignment plane, and there is a predetermined angle between the horizontal supporting plane and the alignment plane, the horizontal supporting plane is parallel to the lamps, and the low-voltage sides of the lamps are supported on the horizontal supporting plane and abut against the alignment plane. The present invention can improve the assembly accuracy of the backlight module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuang-yao Chang, Jing Zhang
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8632214
    Abstract: A light fixture includes multiple LED modules where each LED module includes a substrate on which one or more LED's are disposed. The LED modules can interface with one another in a variety of different configurations, such that when adjacent LED modules interface with one another, there is a substantially continuous array of LED's across the LED modules. Electrical connectors or other means for powering the LED modules are disposed such that they do not impact the continuity of light across adjacent LED modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Jerold Alan Tickner, Chun Wah Chan
  • Patent number: 8622572
    Abstract: A lighting assembly including an elongated mounting component with two elongated and angled mounting surfaces, two or more LED-based printed circuit board having a plurality of LEDs on one surface and circuitry on a second surface. The printed circuit boards are fastened to the mounting surfaces, by a plurality of longitudinally-spaced nonconductive fasteners, substantially parallel but elevated above the mounting surfaces. The lighting assembly is configured to be mountable to extend within existing light fixtures such that the LEDs are positioned to provide a light pattern similar to the illumination pattern previously produced by the original fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Brian K. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20130301255
    Abstract: The light emitting diode lighting apparatus includes: a tubular cover; a cap portion which is coupled to an end of a longitudinal direction of the cover; and a light emitting diode module which is coupled to the cap portion and is disposed within the cover. The cap portion includes: a cap which is coupled with the cover and is provided with a coupling portion therein; and a contact terminal which is coupled to the coupling portion to directly contact the light emitting diode module and elastically supports the light emitting diode module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: LUMIRICH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ha-Chul Kim, Hwa-Gune Chong
  • Publication number: 20130294061
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a luminaire with an elongated luminaire body and at least one longitudinal luminaire flange each of which extend longitudinally from one end of the luminaire body. The luminaire body being shorter than the luminaire length measured from the ends of both longitudinal luminaire flanges. The luminaire body can include a channel with a plurality of light sources, optical elements, power lines, and/or control lines. A connector is also disclosed according to some embodiments of the invention that can be used to physically and/or electrically couple two luminaires together. The connector can couple the luminaires at a T-bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Chris Sorensen, Peter K. Nelson, Carl Gould
  • Patent number: 8556463
    Abstract: A simple detachable illumination lamp tube includes a tube unit, a heat-dissipating unit, a light-emitting unit, a support unit and a lateral cover unit. The tube unit has a light-permitting hollow tube. The heat-dissipating unit has a heat-dissipating substrate received in the light-permitting hollow tube. The heat-dissipating substrate has two opposite lateral sides contacting the inner surface of the light-permitting hollow tube. The light-emitting unit has a plurality of strip light-emitting modules received in the light-permitting hollow tube. The strip light-emitting modules are disposed on the heat-dissipating substrate and electrically connected in sequence. The support unit has a plurality of support elements received in the light-permitting hollow tube and disposed between a bottom side of the heat-dissipating substrate and the inner surface of the light-permitting hollow tube. The lateral cover unit has two lateral covers installed on two ends of the light-permitting hollow tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Harvatek Corporation
    Inventors: Bily Wang, Chi-Tseng Chang, Chi-Kang Lo, Zhen Hao Fan
  • Patent number: 8545045
    Abstract: Modular LED lighting systems can provide under-cabinet lighting. According to some embodiments, an LED lighting system may be provided with at least one LED light strip, a switch unit, and a removable electrical connector electrically connecting the at least one LED light strip to the switch unit in an end-to-end configuration. According to other embodiments, a modular under-cabinet LED lighting system may be provided having a plurality of LED light strip units having a female power receptacle at each end thereof, and at least one removable electrical connector received within respective female power receptacles at respective ends of an adjacent pair of the LED light strip units to electrically connect the pair of LED light strip units in series one to another in an end-to-end configuration. Because of the modular nature of the various components, a lighting system tailored to a specific under-cabinet lighting need can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Rev-A-Shelf Company, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Tress
  • Publication number: 20130250565
    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: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Wen-Hsing Chiang, Jen-Meng Liao
  • Patent number: 8540391
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) interconnection system is provided. The system includes a cable having a driver end and a termination end. The cable has conductive pathways extending between the driver end and the termination end. The driver end is configured to engage a driver to carry an electrical current to the conductive pathways. The termination end is configured to terminate the conductive pathways. A connector is provided having a cable contact and a LED contact joined to the cable contact. The cable contact pierces the cable and engages the conductive pathways to electrically join the connector to the conductive pathways. A LED board is provided having a circuit board including circuit board contacts. A LED is positioned on the circuit board and electrically joined to the circuit board contacts. The LED contact of the connector engages the circuit board contacts to electrically join the connector to the LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Edward Mostoller, Ricky Edward Brown, Christopher George Daily, Rohan Narang, Robert D. Rix
  • Patent number: 8523383
    Abstract: A retrofit kit assembly for a recessed lighting fixture and methods for manufacturing and installing the same are described herein. The retrofit kit includes at least two mounting brackets, which can each include at least one lamp socket. The kit also includes at least one ballast, which may be pre-wired to the sockets. Each ballast may include a temporary adhesive on a mounting side thereof, for use during the installation process. For example, the installer may provisionally mount the ballast to an interior surface of an existing housing of the fixture and then permanently mount the ballast using one or more fasteners. The mounting brackets and ballast of the kit may include captive hardware which is held in place in the aperture for the fastener prior to fastening the particular object to the recessed housing, which reduces risk of dropping or losing fasteners during installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Valerica Grigore, Dean Grierson