With Means To Position Plural Light Sources Colinearly Patents (Class 362/219)
  • Patent number: 10302256
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus including a plurality of frames connected to each other in the lengthwise direction; a connector, which is arranged between the plurality of frames and interconnects the plurality of frames by including a portion inserted into one of the plurality of frames, and including another portion inserted into the other one of the plurality of frames; and a light source arranged on the plurality of frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-kwang Kwon, Joo-hun Han, Bang-won Oh, Du-su Kwon, Hyun-kyung Kim, Yoon-ki Park, Yoon-suk Lee
  • Patent number: 10295159
    Abstract: A modular lighting fixture may include an elongate housing having ends and terminating in sidewall edges, an elongate lens having end edge portions and opposite elongate edges forming lens-sealing surfaces, each fitted to a corresponding one of the sidewall edges, a pair of end structures each removably attachable to either end of the housing, such end structures fitted to the lens; and a plurality of gasket seals including an elongate gasket between each elongate edge and its corresponding lens-sealing surface and a gasket between each end of the housing and its corresponding lens end edge portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Kenall Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Charles A. McCarthy, James P. Kelly
  • Patent number: 10288239
    Abstract: A lamp device includes a shell and a light-emitting module. The shell has two guiding fastener members opposite to each other. The light-emitting module includes a carrier board body, fastening members, light-emitting assemblies, and a light-permeable shield module. One side of the carrier board body has two opposite connecting members. The carrier board body is connected with the two guiding fastener members through the connecting members to move relative to the shell along the guiding fastener members. The carrier board body has fastening holes cooperating with the fastening members so that the carrier board body and the guiding fastener members are fastened to each other. The light-emitting assemblies and the light-permeable shield module are fixedly disposed on one side of the carrier board body. The light-permeable shield module does not protrude from the ends of two side walls of the shell that are away from a top wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Tsung-Lung Lee, Kuo-Sung Huang, Jerryson Lee
  • Patent number: 10240762
    Abstract: A recessible track for a lighting system, the track including a channel defined by first and second opposing sidewalls, a base wall, and a longitudinal opening opposite the base wall, a first lateral flange extending laterally from an exterior of the first sidewall substantially parallel to the base wall and for at least a portion of the length of the track, and a second lateral flange extending from an exterior of the second sidewall substantially parallel to the base wall and for at least a portion of the length of the track. The channel is dimensioned such that it does not extend past a thickness of standard ?-inch drywall when recessed while the first and second lateral flanges secure the channel to the surface. The flanges may be concealed by blending with the drywall using a concealing material such as a joint compound or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: PureEdge Lighting LLC
    Inventor: Gregory L. Kay
  • Patent number: 10222561
    Abstract: A light launch device for transmitting light into a traceable fiber optic cable assembly with tracing optical fibers is disclosed herein. The traceable fiber optic cable assembly and light launch device provide easy tracing of the traceable fiber optic cable assembly using fiber optic tracing signals. Further, the launch connector is easily attached to and removed from the fiber optic connector with repeatable and reliable alignment of optic fibers, even when the fiber optic connector is mechanically and/or optically engaged with a network component. The fiber optic connectors are configured to efficiently illuminate an exterior of the connector for effective visibility for a user to quickly locate the fiber optic connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony Sebastian Bauco, Douglas Llewellyn Butler, Ashley Wesley Jones, Jason Clay Lail, Eric Stephan ten Have
  • Patent number: 10208933
    Abstract: An adjustable light fixture and lighting system are selectively adjustable in the field and provide even light distribution across a space. A housing is selectively adjustable to a selected housing length and is mountable to the surface. A tray mountable to the housing includes plates which are selectively adjustable relative to one another to a selected tray length. Each plate includes a plurality of electroluminescent light sources providing uniformly luminous light across the light fixture. Overlap of plates varies the tray length and blocks light from light sources on one plate by the opposite plate. Evenly distributed light is therefore provided with no bright or dark spots. A lighting system of a plurality of light fixtures electrically connected to one another includes at least one adjustable light fixture, and preferably at least one stationary light fixture of fixed length. Methods of installation are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Forum Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Seligman, Nicholas Brahm, Wescott Israel
  • Patent number: 10197254
    Abstract: A ceiling grid system formed of struts has a plurality of elongate insert light units. The grid system suspended from the ceiling and comprising a multiplicity of steel elongate channels (struts) arranged in the grid. The channels having a downwardly directed U-shape and defining an opening and an open channel interior, the channel having opposing J-shaped wall portions, each wall portion with an inwardly directed curved lip portion defining a gap width therebetween the two wall portions. The elongate insert light units seated within one of the steel elongate channels, each insert light unit having an elongate body with a light emitting side, each insert light unit comprising a housing, and a strip of light emitting diodes, and a transmission portion at the light emitting side, the body retained in the interior of the channel, each light unit removable and replaceable with the respective channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Walthill Opportunities, L.L.C.
    Inventors: William Todd Crandell, Benjamin S. Arriola
  • Patent number: 10180241
    Abstract: A conversion device for converting a linking cord for electrically linking two linkable LED lighting fixtures together to a power cord, the conversion device having a body portion with a portion for receiving a plug of a linking cord, and a portion with prongs for insertion into an electrical outlet for transmitting electricity to a linkable LED lighting fixture to which the lighting cord is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: ETi Solid State Lighting Inc.
    Inventor: Gary Van Winkle
  • Patent number: 10172215
    Abstract: A LED lamp has at least two LEDs to provide light of at least two different spectral outputs. An optic element has an entry surface disposed to receive the light from the LEDs. The entry surface includes refracting surfaces that refract the light tangentially. The refracting surfaces may extend radially relative to a center of the entry surface. The refracting surfaces may be continuously curved in cross-section where the refracting surfaces may include convex refracting surfaces and concave refracting surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Tarsa, Michael John Bergmann, David Power, Jeremy Johnson, Jean Claude deSugny
  • Patent number: 10145552
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes example magnetic LED lighting systems. A lighting apparatus in accordance with the present disclosure may include LEDs connected in series with a resistor. The LEDs are each coupled, directly or via thermal vias through a mounting element, to one or more magnets. The magnets may serve dual purposes: as a heat sink to dissipate heat and enable LEDs to be used, and as a mounting device to mount the lighting apparatus to a desirable location, such as on an automobile or an industrial machine. The dual-purpose magnets may eliminate the need for an additional heat sink element, thereby reducing weight and/or size of the lighting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Lux Lighting Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan Eric Fay
  • Patent number: 10125968
    Abstract: A lighting device may be produced by providing a protected elongate light emitting module, including a substrate with at least one electrically-powered light radiation source, and at least one sealing mass protecting light radiation source(s), and by coupling to said light emitting module a channel-shaped cover member with a body portion including light permeable material and side portions, with the side portions of the cover member embracing and locking therebetween the light emitting module and with light radiation source(s) facing towards body portion of cover member, whereby the light permeable material provides a propagation path for the light radiation from light radiation source(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Alberto Zanotto, Simone Massaro, Thomas Rieger, Roberto Didone′, Simon Bobbo, Lorenzo Baldo
  • Patent number: 10072827
    Abstract: A lighting fixture can be configured to display reduced visibility of seams and hardware when illuminated. At the junction site between lighting modules of a modular lighting assembly, support hardware can be positioned within corresponding recesses in the respective coupling ends of the connected lighting modules. An outer element can also be wrapped around the respective outer edges of the coupling ends and partially into the junction site adjacent to the support hardware. Connective seams between the wrapped outer edges and support hardware at the junction between lighting modules can thus be de-emphasized when adjacent lighting elements are activated. Multiple, different shaped modules can be combined to create light fixtures of different shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: 3Form, LLC
    Inventors: W. Bruce Clark, Caleb L. Patterson
  • Patent number: 10001596
    Abstract: A lighting device may be provided that includes: a body; a first light source and a second light source, which are disposed on the body and are disposed symmetrically with each other with respect to a central axis of the body; a first light guide unit which is disposed on the first light source and is coupled to the body; and a second light guide unit which is disposed on the second light source and is coupled to the body. The first light guide unit and the second light guide unit are disposed symmetrically with each other with respect to the central axis of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chul Ho Jang
  • Patent number: 9995466
    Abstract: A concealed connection system for a luminaire that includes an inner joining member having a top surface, a bottom surface, a front surface, a rear surface, a first side surface having a first guide surface, and a second side surface having a second guide surface. An outer joining member having a top surface, a bottom surface, a base surface, a front surface, a rear surface, a first side surface, a second side surface, a first interior side surface opposite the first side surface having a first guide surface, and a second interior side surface opposite the second side surface having a second guide surface. The inner joining member may be slidably engaged along the guide surfaces onto the outer joining member, and the inner joining member may be secured to the outer joining member using a securing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Focal Point, LLC
    Inventors: Michael David SanFacon, Krutin S. Desai, Casey Chung, Ken Czech
  • Patent number: 9982872
    Abstract: A translucent end cap for an elongated luminaire having an upper metal housing and a lower translucent lens. The end cap has a vertical translucent face and a horizontal, inwardly extending perimeter wall. The cross-sectional shape of the end cap is different than that of the luminaire, and in particular an upper portion of the end cap and perimeter wall extends above and is non-contiguous with the outer or perimeter edge of the metal upper housing. The perimeter wall of the end cap transmits light from the interior of the luminaire in a vertical plane around the entirety of the luminaire, including above the metal housing for up-lighting. The non-contiguous end cap also provides an aesthetic cover for an upper metal housing with an irregular contour that includes a heat dissipating driver- or ballast-mounting channel with an air channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Kearney, Frederick William Sorensen
  • Patent number: 9976711
    Abstract: The embodiments herein provide a self-adhesive tape for providing electrical connections to a plurality of Light Emitting Diode (LED) strip tapes . The self-adhesive tape is attached using an adhesive strip at the back side of the self-adhesive tape. Several first set of copper pads on the self-adhesive tape are configured to provide electrical connection to the the LED strip tapes by soldering the copper pad on each LED strip tape with a first set of copper pad on the self-adhesive tape. Several second set of copper pads provided on the self-adhesive tape are configured for supplying power for lightening the plurality of LED strip tapes. The power is supplied by soldering one second set of copper pad with powers wires connected to a DMX .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Simmons
  • Patent number: 9958114
    Abstract: A linear lighting device may include: an installation rail including a housing and a power supply terminal, the housing being fixed to an installation object surface and having an accommodating space formed therein, the accommodating space having an open side in one surface thereof, the power supply terminal being disposed in the accommodating space of the housing in a length direction thereof; at least one linear lighting module including a power connection terminal and a light emitting device, the power connection terminal being electrically connected to the power supply terminal, the light emitting device being electrically connected to the power connection terminal, the linear lighting module being detachably coupled to the accommodating space of the housing; and a light transmissive cover detachably coupled to the housing so as to close the open side of the accommodating space of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: LINNO, LTD.
    Inventor: Hyun Yong Park
  • Patent number: 9920899
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a support, a lens, an LED sheet, a top cover, a driver, an end bracket, and an end cap. The lens is connected to the support. The LED sheet is connected to the support between the lens and the support. The LED sheet has a plurality of LEDs, wherein a first LED is positioned in a first direction and a second LED is positioned in a second direction different from said first direction. The top cover is connected to the support. The driver is positioned in the support and electrically connected to the plurality of LEDs. The end bracket is connected to the support and the end cap is connected to the support covering the end bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: David Rector, Raymond Brown, Jeffrey Spitzer, Kenneth Macintosh, Seng Vang, Duncan Jackson, Aidan Jamison, Andrew Black, Niels Denekamp, Eoin Billings
  • Patent number: 9903998
    Abstract: A lighting device includes an elongated profiled body including at least one light permeable material, e.g. a polymeric material, having a mouth portion where an e.g. white light radiation source assembly is arranged which includes one or more electrically powered light radiation sources facing the profiled body. The light radiation emitted by the light radiation source assembly propagates through the light permeable material of the profiled body. The material of the profiled body includes pigments and is at least in part light diffusive, whereby, by propagating through profiled body, the light radiation becomes a colored light radiation of a color determined by the pigments and with a homogeneous near field distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Alberto Alfier, Simon Bobbo
  • Patent number: 9887179
    Abstract: A light emitting diode device including a substrate, a plurality of light emitting elements, and an encapsulant. The substrate has a front surface and a back surface opposite to the front surface. The substrate includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion has a plurality of light-penetrating holes. The second portion is separated from the first portion. The light emitting elements are disposed adjacent to the light-penetrating holes and on the front surface of the first portion. The encapsulant is disposed on the front surface of the substrate, and covers the light emitting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Harvatek Corporation
    Inventors: Hsin-I Lu, Hui-Yen Huang, Yu-Ching Kuo, Yu-Ping Wang, Jen-Hung Chang
  • Patent number: 9869458
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the technical field of LED and discloses a splicing assembly and a splicing type LED light, wherein the splicing assembly is used for splicing a plurality of strip LED lights relative to each other, and includes a plurality of splicing heads and a plurality of connectors, the splicing head is polyhedron shaped, and includes a plurality of outer side faces and a first bottom face and a second bottom face that are set oppositely, the first bottom face is provided with a fixing cavity where end portions of the strip LED lights can be inserted and fixed, the second bottom face and the outer side faces are provided with one or more splicing holes respectively, and each connector has two end portions that can be inserted into the splicing hole and fixed. In the splicing assembly provided by the present invention, the splicing heads can be fixed with the strip LED lights, it is fixed between the splicing heads by connectors, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventor: Fei Li
  • Patent number: 9857670
    Abstract: A power board and ballast module includes a housing, a power board, a ballast and an electrical connector. The power board is disposed in the housing. The ballast is disposed in the housing and electrically connected to the power board. The electrical connector is disposed in the housing and exposed out of the housing, wherein the power board and the ballast are electrically connected to the electrical connector respectively. Projectors using the power board and ballast module are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignees: Qisda Optronics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., Qisda Corporation
    Inventors: Hsien-Tsung Chiu, Fang-Chieh Lu, Ying-Fang Lin
  • Patent number: 9841152
    Abstract: A traffic control light strip supports a plurality of light emitting diode illumination devices within a plurality of LED units upon an elongated supporting strip. A power and control unit responsive to operator inputs is operatively coupled to the LED units to provide selective illumination patterns of the light emitting diodes. The traffic control light strip is supported by a flexible elongated base member which allows the entire traffic control light strip to be rolled upon a storage reel from a deployed configuration to a convenient storage configuration. In an alternate embodiment, the traffic control light strip includes a pair of extendable hinge coupled support members that facilitate folding the traffic control light strip to a closed transport and storage configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: Damian L. Stafford
  • Patent number: 9841153
    Abstract: An LED cove light system having a wall piece mounted to a back surface of a cove, the wall piece having a top edge which is at the same height as a top surface of a front wall of the cove. A light fixture component is removably attachable at an angle to the wall piece and carries one or more LEDs positioned to project light from the cove out into an adjacent space of a room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Tempo Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Pearson, Michael D. Bremser, James Johnson, Thomas Lueken, Shaun Toms
  • Patent number: 9746139
    Abstract: A replacement light tube for replacing a fluorescent light tube includes a bulb portion extending between a first end and a second end, the bulb portion comprising a support structure, a plurality of white light emitting diodes (LEDs) and an elongate light-transmissive cover. The support structure has a first surface extending between the first end and the second end. The plurality of LEDs are supported by the first surface and arranged between the first end and the second end. The elongate light-transmissive cover extends between the first end and the second end and over the first surface of the support structure. A first end cap and a second end cap are disposed on the first end and the second end, respectively, each configured to fit with a socket for a fluorescent light tube. A power supply circuit is configured to provide power to the plurality of LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: iLumisys, Inc.
    Inventors: Jos Timmermans, Jean C. Raymond, John Ivey
  • Patent number: 9719637
    Abstract: A tubular lighting device comprising an elongated heat sink (3), at least one light source (5) mounted on the elongated heat sink (3), and an elongated hollow tubular member (7) with a first and a second end arranged along the elongated heat sink (3). The tubular member (7) comprises a lens (15) and a light exit surface (9). The light exit surface is located in front of the lens (15) and the light exit surface (9) have at least one diffusing portion (11) with a transparent portion on each side of each diffusing portion. The at least one diffusing portion (11) covers an area on the light exit surface (9) corresponding to a light distribution of said lens (15) projected on the light exit surface (9), such that all light is directed by said lens (15) onto the at least one diffusing portion (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventors: Erik Paul Boonekamp, Martinus Hermanus Wilhelmus Maria Van Delden
  • Patent number: 9714746
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments, a modular lighting system features multiple light panels each having multiple light-emitting elements thereon, as well as connectors for electrically and mechanically interconnecting the light panels. The light panels each feature a flexible substrate and two power conductors disposed on the flexible substrate and spaced apart from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Inventors: Michael A. Tischler, Paul Palfreyman
  • Patent number: 9664355
    Abstract: This invention discloses an LED lamp with an external light source, including a tube, an LED light source plate. The LED light source plate includes a strip base and a plurality of LED illuminants. The lamp has a strip through hole along the length direction of the lamp. The strip base is fixed to the external circumference surface of the lamp, the plurality of LED illuminants are placed between the two side surfaces of the strip through hole. Preferably, the lamp is a circular glass lamp, the strip through hole is on the top of the lamp. Furthermore, the inner surface of the lamp is covered with a diffusion layer. The present invention is beneficial for automatic production and reducing the cost. At the same time, the LED light has a good diffusion and the waste heat is easy to dissipate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Kaistar Lighting (Xiamen) Co., ltd
    Inventors: Chih Min Tseng, Yung-Yi Chuang
  • Patent number: 9648767
    Abstract: A lighting equipment enclosure comprises a front plate assembly and a back plate assembly. The back plate assembly comprises a back plate including a partition that defines an area of the back plate, wherein the area includes a first access point and a second access point. The back plate assembly also comprises a snap electrical connector, a set of wires that extend from the snap electrical connector, and a partition cover that is attachable to the back plate, wherein when the partition cover is in a closed position, the partition cover covers a substantial portion of the area. The partition and the partition cover form a space in which electrical wires from independent power supplies may be attached to the sets of wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International LLC
    Inventors: Radu C. Rapeanu, Michel Lambert
  • Patent number: 9625128
    Abstract: A high power Tri-proof LED lamp, comprises a lower PC cover, an upper aluminum cover and two end caps. Each end cap includes an inner end cap and an outer end cap. Said upper aluminum cover and lower PC cover are secured with the inner end cap by four inner end cap screws. The outer end cap is secured with the inner end cap by outer end cap screws. The tri-proof LED lamp in accordance to present invention brings more possibilities for manufacture of lamp in any length for any specific application, and to have good heat radiation efficiency and a flexibility in power design, along with a long life cycle and the convenience in installation and maintenance. With implementation of the emergency power supply module, the lamp in accordance with present invention may be able to deal with emergency situation, i.e. to work for awhile when in the event of power failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Xiamen PVTECH Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fuxing Lu
  • Patent number: 9626846
    Abstract: An evacuation slide comprises a sliding face having a top end portion adapted to be positioned adjacent to an exit of a region to be evacuated, and a bottom end portion adapted to be positioned adjacent to an escape route leading away from the region to be evacuated and being arranged at a lower height than the region to be evacuated. A light signal generating device is adapted to irradiate at least one light beam onto the escape route which extends further in a direction parallel to a center line of the escape route than in a direction perpendicular to the center line of the escape route so as to indicate a predefined evacuation direction along the escape route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventors: Carsten Kohlmeier-Beckmann, Fred Raszpir, Gary Leegate, Anja Niemeyer
  • Patent number: 9596736
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dual function light controller for a lighting system comprising a number of light emitting devices. The dual function light controller acts in a stand-alone mode of operation as an independent light controller controlling the lighting system and acts in a peripheral mode of operation act as a peripheral device which at least partially is controlled by a main controller controlling the lighting system. The dual function light controller comprises user switching means enabling a user to switch between the stand-alone mode of operation and the peripheral mode of operation. The present invention relates also to a lighting system comprising such dual function light control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventor: Matthias Hinrichs
  • Patent number: 9563008
    Abstract: A lighting module includes: a case having a main base a first and a second extension parts extending from both sides of the main base in perpendicular direction to the surface of the main base, and a first and a second auxiliary bases extending from the first and the second extension parts respectively toward the center of the main base; a substrate seated in a cavity formed by structurally connecting the main base, the first and the second extension parts and the first and the second auxiliary bases; a plurality of light emitting devices disposed on one side of the substrate in the longitudinal direction of the substrate; and a driving driver disposed on the other side of the substrate, wherein at least one of the first and the second extension parts has an opening such that the driving driver is inserted into the first and the second extension parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Han Gyoul Kim, Hwa Young Kim, Il Yeong Kang, Hyun Ha Shin, Sang Hoon Lee, Jin Wook Kim, Ji Hoo Kim, Jae Myeong Noh
  • Patent number: 9557551
    Abstract: The disclosed technology relates generally to a method and system for an improved lighting apparatus compatible with imaging small specimens for viewing or photographic purposes. In certain embodiments, the disclosed technology provides an apparatus for projecting light on specimens from opposing light sources at varying distances and angles. In certain embodiments, the apparatus includes an elongated stem that allows the light sources to be repositioned quickly, easily, and accurately. The elongated stem may be flexible and may be used in conjunction with a positioning system, such as a rack and pinion system, thereby allowing precise movement of the light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: University of Maine System
    Inventor: Joseph Knight Staples
  • Patent number: 9541261
    Abstract: Embodiments disclose herein describe systems and methods for a dynamic light fixture. More particularly, embodiments disclose a light fixture with dynamic components that may be moved to change an irradiance distribution of a light pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Fluence Bioengineering
    Inventors: Nicholas Klase, Randall Johnson
  • Patent number: 9518706
    Abstract: A linear light emitting diode (“LED”) light fixture includes LED modules that interface with one another to provide a substantially continuous array of LED's. This continuous array allows for substantially uniform light output from the LED light fixture. The LED modules can interface with one another via one or more connectors, which allow two or more LED modules to be electrically and mechanically coupled together. The connectors may be disposed beneath the LED's so that the connectors are not visible when the LED modules are coupled together. The connectors may be disposed along opposite ends of the modules to allow for end-to-end configurations of the modules and/or along side ends of the modules to allow for angled or curved configurations of the modules. The LED modules can be powered via one or more wires, magnets, or clips, which are coupled to a power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Chun Wah Chan, Anthony James Carney, Jerold Alan Tickner
  • Patent number: 9441816
    Abstract: A lighting arrangement (1) is disclosed. The lighting arrangement (1) has a circuit board (2), a support (3) for supporting the circuit board (2) and at least one light source (4) mounted on the circuit board (2). The lighting arrangement also has at least one abutment (6) which is fixed relative to the support (3) and at least one resilient element (5) which is sandwiched between the at least one abutment (6) and the circuit board (2), whereby the resilient element (5) presses against the circuit board (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventors: Waltherus Emericus Johannes Van Gompel, Wido Van Duijneveldt
  • Patent number: 9423116
    Abstract: A modular lighting system has lamps that may be connected to one another such that current is carried between the lamps. The lamps include an enclosure that is at least partially optically transmissive. At least one LED is located in the enclosure that is operable to emit light through the enclosure when energized through an electrical path. A first electrical connector is provided for connecting the electrical path to a power source and a second electrical connector is configured to connect the electrical path to a second lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernd R. Sieberth, Steven J. Patkus
  • Patent number: 9370600
    Abstract: An ultraviolet (UV) light germicidal sanitizing system for use in an enclosed space comprises a room occupancy sensor, a door sensor, a UV light generating unit, and a control software application. The room occupancy sensor is positioned in the enclosed space and generates a first signal indicating that the enclosed space is either occupied or unoccupied. The room occupancy sensor is implemented with a door providing access to the enclosed space and generates a second signal indicating that the door is either open or closed. The UV light generating unit receives the first and second signals and generates UV light into the enclosed space if the first signal indicates that the enclosed space is unoccupied and the second signal indicates that the door is closed. The control software application generates commands for the UV light generating unit to start generating UV light and to stop generating UV light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Elevated Health System, LLC
    Inventors: Ann Alexander DuPuis, John DuPuis
  • Patent number: 9360180
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Chris Sorensen, Peter K. Nelson, Carl Gould
  • Patent number: 9318475
    Abstract: A flexible display panel and method of formation with a sacrificial release layer are described. The method of manufacturing a flexible display system includes forming a sacrificial layer on a carrier substrate. A flexible display substrate is formed on the sacrificial layer, with a plurality of release openings that extend through the flexible display substrate to the sacrificial layer. An array of LEDs and a plurality of microchips are transferred onto the flexible display substrate to form a flexible display panel. The sacrificial layer is selectively removed such that the flexible display panel attaches to the carrier substrate by a plurality of support posts. The flexible display panel is removed from the carrier substrate and is electrically coupled with display components to form a flexible display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: LuxVue Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Andreas Bibl, Dariusz Golda
  • Patent number: 9311835
    Abstract: A lamp support assembly, retrofit kit, and method are provided for lighting a sign from an interior thereof. The assembly can be used as a drop-in replacement for high-voltage gas-discharge tube lamps such as high-output fluorescent lamps, and may be used to retrofit signs originally built for gas-discharge tube lamps with low-voltage, high-efficiency lighting such as LED lighting. The assembly includes an elongate support member for supporting electric lamp units, with end caps at opposite ends of the support member for engaging the original electro-mechanical mounts (or replacement mounts) in the sign. Thus, the lamp support assembly can be supported in the sign in a similar manner as gas-discharge tube lamps, and can be powered by a low-voltage power source, which may replace a higher-voltage power source in the case of a retrofit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: SignComp, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas C. Breihof
  • Patent number: 9274343
    Abstract: A lens carrier and an optical module for forming a light curtain associated with monitoring a protective field. The lens carrier includes at least one lens for focusing a radiation beam forming said light curtain and a lens mask having at least one opening for shaping the radiation beam to have a predetermined aperture. The lens carrier is formed by overmolding said lens mask with a transparent material. The optical module has such a lens carrier and a module body for mounting a radiation transmitter/receiver carrier that comprises at least one transmitter and/or receiver for transmitting and/or receiving said radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Safety AG
    Inventors: Carl Meinherz, Richard Casty, Danilo Dorizzi, Martin Hardegger, Manfred Norbert Stein, Clau Lombriser, Guido Baumgartner
  • Patent number: 9202397
    Abstract: A lighting display system is described and has multiple longitudinal tubes, each having a translucent face, the longitudinal tubes being co-aligned in a longitudinal direction, multiple sequentially interconnected base units having thereon at least one luminaire, at least one control unit associated with the base units, and wherein at least some of the base units are configured to self-address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Inventors: Richard Joel Petrocy, John A. Cappelli
  • Patent number: 9163787
    Abstract: Disclosed is an LED bar. The LED bar has a plurality of LED units mounted in a cuttable form and each of the LED units has a single LED. The LED bar includes a plurality of LEDs; a bar-shaped base substrate on which the plurality of LEDs are mounted; a plurality of resistors mounted on the base substrate so as to respectively correspond to the plurality of LEDs; and a link formed so that an LED unit formed with one of the plurality of resistors corresponding to the one LED is distinguished from other LED unit that is adjacent to the LED unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventors: In Gi Peak, Seung Chul Beak
  • Patent number: 9080745
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide channel letter lighting devices and/or systems. A lighting system, comprising a plurality of electrically connected lighting units, comprising conductors to provide an electrical signal to each of the units. Each of the lighting units comprise a housing, a printed circuit board (PCB) mounted within the housing and having a plurality of tabs and a plurality light emitting elements on the tabs. The tabs are angled in relation of the remainder of the PCB or housing. The electrical signal applied to the light emitting elements causes them to emit light substantially away from said housing. The lighting system further comprises a sealant within the housing filling cavities around the light emitting elements and the cavity around said PCB and a mounting mechanism for mounting the unit to a structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventors: Bruce Quaal, Drew Ferrie, Aaron Meyer
  • Patent number: 9039230
    Abstract: A track lighting apparatus includes a frame, a power distributor, and an electrical interface. The frame includes a track configured to support a plurality of light fixtures. The power distributor electrically connects two or more inputs to two or more supply channels. Each supply channel is electrically insulated from other supply channels. The electrical interface includes electrical components that form two or more supply channels such that the supply channels form an incomplete series circuit that includes two or more breaks. A light fixture or a jumper is electrically connected across each break to complete the series circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Lunastream, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Crimi, Chris Booth, David Tikkanen
  • Patent number: 9028093
    Abstract: A method of retro-fitting an existing luminaire housing comprises the steps of removing lighting components from the existing housing, fastening a first powertray retaining assembly to an end cap of the existing housing, fastening a second powertray retaining assembly to a second end cap of the existing troffer, telescoping a powertray to a size allowing the powertray to be moved through an opening in the existing housing, inserting the powertray through the opening in the existing housing and retaining the powertray on one of the first and second retaining assemblies, telescoping the powertray to engage the other of the first and second retaining assemblies and, positioning a diffuser in the troffer. A retro-fit luminaire assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: William C. Fabbri
  • Patent number: 9022596
    Abstract: A lighting arrangement is provided on each corner of the housing of a ventilation arrangement. Each lighting arrangement comprises a profiled rod of acrylic material with a plurality of LED's shining downwardly into an upper end of the rod, with light being reflected outwardly, and particularly by bubbles within the rod. A reflective plate is provided at a lower end of the rod to reflect light back up the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: VKR Holding A/S
    Inventors: Nicholas John Hopper, Anthony Francis Cull
  • Patent number: RE46220
    Abstract: Vehicle-mounted auxiliary lighting systems adapted to provide primary or auxiliary vehicle lighting using light emitting diodes (LEDs) are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Vision Motor Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony C. Georgitsis, Nicholas B. Irwin, Joseph Biro