Repositionable Patents (Class 362/220)
  • Patent number: 10236716
    Abstract: A lamp includes a first pair of primary electrical contacts configured to be electrically connected to a AC mains, a second pair of primary electrical contacts configured to be electrically connected to a non-switched emergency mains, and a battery charge controller in electrical communication with the second pair of electrical contacts. The lamp also includes a battery pack in electrical communication with the battery charge controller, an AC mains driver electrically connected to the first pair of primary electrical contacts, an emergency driver electrically connected to the battery pack, and an LED array in electrical communication with the AC mains driver and the emergency driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ENERGY FOCUS, INC.
    Inventors: Todd Arthur Cannon, Dmitri Dmitrievich Kourennyi, Jeremiah A. Heilman
  • Patent number: 10108074
    Abstract: An optical engine module includes a casing, a bracket, a light pipe, a cover and a resilient member. The casing has an accommodating space and a baffle, wherein the baffle is located in the accommodating space. A first end of the bracket has at least one first block portion, the bracket is disposed in the accommodating space, and a second end of the bracket is oriented towards the baffle, wherein the first end is opposite to the second end. The light pipe is disposed in the bracket and abuts against the at least one first block portion. The cover is disposed on the second end of the bracket and abuts against the baffle. The resilient member is configured to generate an elastic force to push the bracket towards the baffle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Qisda Corporation
    Inventors: You-Yi Chen, Sheng-Wen Hu, Wen-Chung Ho
  • Patent number: 10018337
    Abstract: A light comprises a housing including a front face, a first face, a second face, and a first surface arranged between the second face and the front face. A lens is disposed in the front face and a light source is covered by the lens. A power source is configured to provide power to the light source. The first face is angled at a first oblique angle with respect to the front face, the second face is angled at a second oblique angle with respect to the front face, and the first surface is angled at a third oblique angle with respect to the front face. The first oblique angle, the second oblique angle, and the third oblique angle are different from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Justin D. Dorman, Jonathan M. Mantes, David Proeber, Jason D. Thurner
  • Patent number: 10012355
    Abstract: A light fixture is configured for use in either retrofitting an existing troffer light fixture or for use in new construction. The light fixture includes a self-supporting adaptor bracket configured to rest on a T-bar of a ceiling system and further configured to optionally receive a housing of the existing troffer light fixture. The light fixture further includes a door assembly including a latch configured to engage a latch surface of the adaptor bracket, a hinge configured to interface with a slot of the adaptor bracket, a housing including the latch and the hinge, and a light source within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John Scribante, Scott A. Green, Marc Meade, Therese Bartz, Matthew S. Tlachac, Ronald E. Ernst
  • Patent number: 9867338
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of horticulture in a greenhouse and disclosures a system for supplementing light to plants, the system including a lighting grid and a power supply detachable from each other, wherein: the lighting grid includes a plurality of LED panels, wherein a plurality of LED lamps are arranged in each LED panel, and any adjacent LED panels are joined to each other by a joining member; and the power supply is electrically connected with the LED lamps in the respective LED panels through a cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: WESTBRIDGE AUTOMATION (XIAMEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yaoliang Lin, Russell Paul Winnett
  • Patent number: 9816681
    Abstract: A portable indirect lighting apparatus includes first and second support structures. Each support structure includes a respective longitudinal light source having a linear array of light-emitting diodes (LEDs). A respective longitudinal lens is positioned proximate to each linear array of LEDs to receive and redirect the light emitted by the LEDs. A flexible reflector extends between the first and second support structure. The reflector has at least one diffusedly reflective surface. The reflector is configurable to an operational configuration with the diffusedly reflective surface positioned to receive the light redirected by the first and second longitudinal lenses. The reflector is configurable to a transportable configuration with at least a portion of the reflector wrapped around at least one of the first and second support structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Householder
  • Patent number: 9810400
    Abstract: An adjustable reflector device for light fixtures is disclosed. The device comprises a reflector sheet made of a resiliently flexible material with at least one reflective surface folded and flexed along two parallel pivot axes into a concave arrangement of one central section and two flexible wings behind a high-intensity discharge lamp, such that the degree of concavity of the reflector can be adjusted to a plurality of predetermined degrees relative to the lamp by flexing or bending the wings radially around the pivot axes without the use of tools, thereby allowing horticulturists in the field to adjust the geometry of the light beam emitted in order to provide plants positioned below the fixture with a uniform pattern of light radiation of different intensities as needed at different stages of plant growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Sinowell (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jia Luo
  • Patent number: 9791136
    Abstract: A counterweight arm mechanism having an adjustable dragline tension system capable of adjusting tension; the system comprising a dragline, an extension spring, and a dragline adjustment mechanism; the dragline adjustment mechanism adjusted the overall length of the dragline as a function of the rotation angle of a counterweight arm; the dragline length adjustment mechanism being implemented according to the two legs of a right-angled ?ABC and the property of a+b=2?2R sin(A+?/4); when the counterweight arm rotates, the mechanical structure can be used to drive the vertex of the right angle of the right-angled ?ABC to rotate along with the counterweight arm, and synchronously move in line with the circumcircle of the right-angled ?ABC, thus the tension on the counterweight arm from the adjustable dragline tension system changes with the rotation angle of the counterweight arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: Chia-Yi Hsu
  • Patent number: 9642336
    Abstract: A portable lighting apparatus including a lamp assembly that is adjustably adapted to be suspended from and secured to the side rails of a livestock grooming stand or chute, or alternately to an articulated lamp stand, to shed diffused light downward on an animal occupying the grooming stand or chute. The lamp assembly includes a rigid housing in which is received a weatherproof lighting fixture and an adjustable bracket mechanism for suspending the assembly from the side rails or lamp stand. The lamp stand includes a position-adjustable hangar assembly for supporting the lamp assembly, a base, and a set of support arms that can be collapsed to a transport position for ease of transport and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: Chad Burroughs
  • Patent number: 9520252
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a mounting plate for coupling a hazard detector with a wall or ceiling of a structure is provided. The mounting plate includes a plate that is positionable against the wall or ceiling to removably couple the hazard detector to the wall or ceiling. The mounting plate also includes a centrally located opening, a first set of apertures arranged around the centrally located opening, and a second set of apertures arranged around the centrally located opening. The first set of apertures are dimensioned and arranged according to a first attachment standard that defines a first distance range relative to an axis of the centrally located aperture and the second set of apertures are dimensioned and arranged according to a second attachment standard that defines a second distance range relative to the axis of the centrally located aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adam D. Mittleman, John B. Filson, Fred Bould
  • Patent number: 9389448
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the technical field of liquid crystal display, and particularly, relates to a device for fixing a quantum strip of a display. The device includes: a first support extending along a first direction, which first support is capable of clamping the long ineffective part of the quantum strip and being fixedly connected to the shell of the display, and which first support is provided with a connecting portion on one end in the first direction; a second support extending along the first direction, which second support is capable of clamping the effective part of the quantum strip and being fixedly connected to the shell of the display, and which second support is provided with connecting portions on both ends in the first direction, wherein the first support is connected to the second support on at least one end of the second support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weifeng Chen, Guofu Tang, Yajun Yu, Jiaxin Li
  • Patent number: 9086199
    Abstract: A lighting device installation method includes the following steps. Firstly, a holder including a first stopping structure and a first engaging structure is fixed on an installation surface. Then, a lighting device including a second stopping structure and a third stopping structure is provided. The second stopping structure and the third stopping structure are collaboratively defined as a second engaging structure. Then, the second engaging structure of the lighting device is stopped by the first stopping structure of the holder, so that the lighting device is supported by the lower portion of the holder. Then, electrical connection between the lighting device and a power source is established. Afterwards, the second engaging structure of the lighting device is engaged with the first engaging structure of the holder, so that the lighting device is supported by the upper portion of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Shih-Chang Wang, Po-Chang Li, Ming-Chun Wu, Pin-Hao Hsu, Ming-Chih Lai
  • Patent number: 9057502
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a reflector reflecting light from a fluorescent lamp to a desired direction, and one or more lamp connectors connecting the reflector to rotatably and detachably coupling with the fluorescent lamp, wherein the reflector is adapted to selectively rotate with respect to an axis of the fluorescent lamp for reflecting light from the fluorescent lamp so as to change a light pattern of the fluorescent lamp towards an opening of the foldable housing. The foldable housing includes two side frames and a retention frame extended between the two side frames to retain a distance therebetween, wherein the side frames are pivotally coupled with the retention frame to fold between an unfolded position to retain the fluorescent lamp in longitudinal position and a folded position to form a compact size for storage and transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Inventor: Qin Kong
  • Patent number: 9004720
    Abstract: A retaining bracket for spotlights is provided. The retaining bracket comprising bracket bearings which are arranged at the ends of the retaining bracket, for accommodating the spotlight housing and a central supporting bearing for connecting the retaining bracket to a supporting apparatus The distance of the bracket bearings from one another is capable of being adjusted in self-centering fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH & Co. Betriebs KG
    Inventors: Erwin Melzner, J├╝rgen Heinlein, Wolfgang Baumgartner
  • Patent number: 9004715
    Abstract: A modular lighting assembly for a modular frame piece comprising a power module, a heat spreader, a circuit board with traces that provide electrical pathways, at least one illumination element, and a cover. The circuit board is disposed upon the heat spreader, the cover is disposed upon the circuit board and encapsulates the circuit board, the power module is electrically connected to the traces on the circuit board. The traces on the circuit board are electrically connected to the at least one illumination element to enable power transfer from the power module to the at least one illumination element. The modular lighting assembly can be slidably disposed within a slot of a modular frame profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Emergency Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Litke, Marc Zuiderveen, Peter Mokris, Phil VonTom, Fred Finke
  • Patent number: 8974093
    Abstract: A light casing has a semi-circular fixed case, a semi-circular movable case, and two lateral fastening members. Each of the lateral fastening members has a first surface, a second surface, and an orifice disposed near the center of the lateral fastening member. A semi-circular positioning slot is disposed on the periphery of the orifice on the second surface, and a nearly circular sliding slot is disposed on the periphery of the positioning slot on the second surface. The ends of the fixed case are disposed in the positioning slots, and at least one light is disposed on the fixed case. The ends of the movable case are disposed in the sliding slots. When the fixed case overlaps the movable case, the light is uncovered. When the fixed case and the movable case form a covered space, the light is covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Tsui-Yun Wong
  • Patent number: 8960971
    Abstract: A luminaire comprises a light fixture that includes a housing. The housing includes a light emitting diode (LED) light source and a back wall that has a first surface shape. The luminaire further comprises a mounting system that includes a surface mounting bracket, or a tie rod that has a first end that includes a plurality of teeth. The mounting system also includes a mounting plate rotatably coupled to the surface mounting bracket or to the tie rod. The mounting plate is coupled to the back wall of the housing. The mounting plate has a second surface shape, where the first surface shape and the second surface shape are substantially the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Chad Stuart Newton
  • Patent number: 8944632
    Abstract: A lighting system includes a substrate having openings therein, and a plurality of light emitting diodes positioned within at least some of the openings in the substrate. A power supply is electrically coupled to the plurality of light emitting diodes positioned within the openings. An opaque layer of material substantially covers the substrate and the plurality of openings placed on a first side of the substrate, and the light emitting diodes in the openings. The opaque layer allows light from the plurality of light emitting diodes to pass through the layer when powered. When not powered, the opaque layer substantially hides the plurality of light emitting diodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Douglas Tveit
  • Patent number: 8893443
    Abstract: A support structure of the type used as a truss for entertainment productions is disclosed. The support structure includes a plurality of frame segments arranged to form a truss and an implement bracket attached to the truss, the implement bracket connecting an implement to the truss. The implement bracket deploys from a stowed position within a space defined by the truss through a window of the truss formed by truss frame segments to a working position outside the space defined by the truss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Tait Towers Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Adam Davis
  • Publication number: 20140340883
    Abstract: A troffer door assembly has a frame assembly, a lens member and a light emitting diode (LED) assembly. The rigid brace member is affixed to the frame assembly such that the rigidity of the frame assembly is increased. Hinge members and latch members are positioned in exterior slots on the frame assembly such that the location of the hinge members and latch members can be adjusted. In this manner installed troffer light fixtures can be retrofitted by replacing the installed troffer door with the troffer door assembly as described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Scott A. Green, Scott W. Lowden, Efrain Padilla, George S. Wilson
  • Patent number: 8888696
    Abstract: A surgical lamp that includes a lamp body having a central axis, and a suspension system for connecting the lamp body with a carrying system. The suspension system can include a first pivot joint around a first pivot axis that is perpendicular to the central axis, and the first pivot joint can be located in the central region of the lamp body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Trumpf Medizin Systeme GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Rudolf Marka, Michael Schmid, Fred Held
  • Publication number: 20140313712
    Abstract: An LED lamp A1 includes an LED unit 1 in the shape of a straight tube with a plurality of LED modules 12 fixed therein, and also includes a pair of bases 2 that receive electric power from outside and are attached to the ends of the LED unit 1 spaced in the longitudinal direction of the LED unit . The LED unit 1 and the bases 2 are rotatable relative to each other about an axis extending in the longitudinal direction. With this arrangement, the direction of light emission can be changed, with the LED lamp attached to a general-use fluorescent lighting fixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Hideharu OSAWA
  • Patent number: 8858044
    Abstract: A foldable LED table lamp is provided. The foldable LED table lamp includes a base, an elongated holder, an elongated lamp body, an LED emitting element fixed in the lamp body, and a touch sensitive switch. The elongated holder has a first end hinged to the base and an opposing second. The elongated lamp body has a first end hinged to the second end of the holder. The lamp body is rotatable between a first position where the lamp body is substantially perpendicular to the holder and a second position where the lamp body is juxtaposed with and parallel with the holder. The touch sensitive switch is mounted on the base and is configured to control the LED emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chiang-Kuo Tang, Dao-Cai Zheng, Xiao-Ling Yang
  • Patent number: 8858018
    Abstract: A light fixture including first and second raceways, and at least one support structure extending between and coupled to the raceways. A plurality of LEDs are coupled to the structure and spaced apart along at least a portion of a length of the structure between the first and second ends of the light fixture. A power pack extends between the raceways, and the power pack includes at least one driver configured to be electrically coupled to the plurality of LEDs, power input wiring that is configured to receive power for the light fixture, and a detachable cover provided substantially over the at least one driver and the power input wiring. A modular power input connector is coupled to the power pack, and is configured to allow a power cord to supply power to the light fixture without removing the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Neal R. Verfuerth, Ronald E. Ernst, Kenneth J. Wetenkamp
  • Publication number: 20140268720
    Abstract: A modular troffer-style fixture that is well-suited for use with solid state light sources, such as LEDs, to provide a surface ambient light (SAL). The fixture comprises two structural components: a housing subassembly and a lighting subassembly. These two subassemblies may be removably attached to operate as a singular fixture. Many different lighting subassemblies may be compatible with a single housing subassembly and vice versa. The housing subassembly comprises a body that is mountable to an external structure. The lighting subassembly comprises the light sources and optical elements that tailor the light to achieve a particular profile. Electronics necessary to power and control the light sources may be disposed in the housing subassembly, the lighting subassembly, or both. Various mount mechanisms may be used to attach the fixture to a surface such as a ceiling or a wall. Multiple fixtures can be connected serially to provide an extended continuous fixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CREE, INC.
    Inventors: William Laird Dungan, James Michael Lay, Nathan Snell, Gary David Trott
  • Publication number: 20140268724
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus to a rotational mounting for a LED linear light comprising a base plate adapted for attachment to a surface and a rotating connection member. The rotating connection member is attached to the base plate by a hinge means to permit rotation of the rotating connection member relative to the base plate. When attached to the housing of an LED linear light, rotation of the rotating connection member relative to the base plate, the illumination direction of the LED linear light is changed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Cledlight Semiconductor Lighting Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Liu Yanping
  • Publication number: 20140268726
    Abstract: A device comprising an arm, said arm having a hollow portion, a hub, said hub having a stator portion, said hub having an elongated portion disposed into the arm; a rotor, said rotor including an elongated portion for housing part of a spring, said spring having a first end disposed in the arm and a second end disposed in the elongated portion of the rotor, and a moveable arm, said movable arm including a substantially hollow portion operable to receive the elongated portion of the rotor. Certain embodiments may include more than one moveable arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Scott S YU, Tom WARTON
  • Publication number: 20140268725
    Abstract: A luminaire including a rectangular housing for housing a light source. The housing has an elongated opening for projecting the light and shutters positioned across the opening to control the light emerging from the light source through the opening. The shutters are pivotably mounted about the opening and a worm-drive is provided for setting the positions of the shutters which in-turn affects the output beam angle of the luminaire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Scott S. YU, Tom WARTON
  • Patent number: 8833986
    Abstract: A lighting assembly for illuminating a work area, such as the area underneath the hood of a vehicle or the area underneath the body of a vehicle. The lighting assembly has a light, support rod having an adjustable length and two clasping members, the two clasping members being able to attach the lighting assembly to the hood or body of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Mark 10 Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Paul MacGregor
  • Publication number: 20140218906
    Abstract: A track light device includes a track, a track light and at least one light bar. The track extends along a longitudinal axis. The track light is mounted slidably to the track. The light bar is disposed fixedly on an outer surface of the track unit and extends along the longitudinal axis for providing uniform illumination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Ivan Liu
  • 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: 8783896
    Abstract: A lighting fixture for installation in a ceiling grid includes a lighting assembly and at least one pivotable rail assembly attached to the lighting assembly. The rail assembly includes at least one mounting bracket, a rail and a spring. The rail is pivotable relative to the at least one mounting bracket. To insert the lighting fixture into the ceiling grid, the rail is rotated relative to the mounting bracket such that the rail will clear the ceiling grid, thereby compressing the spring. The lighting fixture is inserted into the ceiling grid and the rail is released. The compression of the spring is relaxed, and the rail rotates back into its original position. The rail, now extending beyond the boundary of the ceiling grid, rests on the ceiling grid is thereby secured within the ceiling grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Charles Tirrell, Donald Leithauser, Jr., Christopher W. McQuillan
  • Patent number: 8733961
    Abstract: A light bar for illuminating a surface that is substantially perpendicular to the light bar includes an elongated housing extending along an edge of the surface to be illuminated. The housing has a wall adjacent the surface to be illuminated, and at least portions of that wall are transparent. A series of light emitting diodes (LEDs) are mounted within the housing and spaced along the length of the housing for illuminating the surface, and a connector couples the LEDs to an electrical power source for energizing the LEDs to produce light that illuminates the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Triplet Music Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John G. McGowan, W. David Keys, Jean Giroux
  • Publication number: 20140098527
    Abstract: An end cap of a lighting tube includes a first assembly member and a second assembly member. The first assembly member includes a first shell, several recesses, and two first position-limiting elements. The first shell has a first central-securing element, and the first shell forms a first area and a second area. The two first position-limiting elements are disposed on the first area. The second assembly member includes a second shell, a first elastic element, a second elastic element, and two positioning elements. An end of the second shell is connected to a lighting tube and a second central-securing element of the second shell is secured with the first central-securing element. The first elastic element is disposed on the second shell. The second elastic element is disposed on the second shell. The two positioning elements are disposed on the second shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: LEXTAR ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ming-Hua Tsai
  • Publication number: 20140092592
    Abstract: A device for adjusting an optical tube, which is disposed in a housing of a spotlight or optical device and which is guided in the housing in the direction of the optical axis of the spotlight or optical device is provided. An adjustment drive, an operating element and a brake device is disposed between the tube and the housing, which with the adjustment drive not activated connects the tube to the housing in a non-positive locking and/or positive-locking manner and which on activation of the adjustment drive releases the connection between the tube and the housing and enables adjustment of the tube along the optical axis of the spotlight or optical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventors: Erwin Melzner, Michael Jonischkeit, Anton Hundhammer, Klaus-Dieter Stegmaier
  • Publication number: 20140071669
    Abstract: A lighting fixture including a housing having sidewalls and lengthwise ends, an elongate lens fitted to the housing with lengthwise end edge portions, a pair of unitary endplates each attachable to either lengthwise end of the housing, each endplate having lens support structure supporting one lengthwise end edge portion of the lens, and each endplate having perimeter surfaces matingly attached to an endcap having a peripheral edge of substantially the same size and contour as the outer surface of the endplate where the endcap and endplate join. Each unitary endplate includes perimeter surfaces matingly attached to a linear bridge, an angular bridge or an endcap having a peripheral edge of substantially the same size and contour as the outer surface of the endplate where the bridge or endcap and endplate join. The endplate support prevents the elongate lens from being pressed inwardly into an interior portion of the lighting fixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Kenall Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. McCarthy, James P. Kelly
  • Patent number: 8662720
    Abstract: A beacon has an associated post that is supported in relation to a watercraft. The beacon may comprise four major separable elongated members all mutually joined by an elastic cord extending along the longitudinal axis of the beacon. When separated, the four major separable members may fold in the compact configuration, thus enabling compact stowage. The beacon may comprise an internal light source, a flag or pennant, and reflective films to signal presence of the watercraft to others. The flag may be formed as a receptacle for receiving and storing the separable elongated members for stowage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Luther Cifers
  • Publication number: 20140049953
    Abstract: A portable lighting system having an elongated support member, retractable legs, retractable light assemblies, and multiple mounting members that slidably move along the support member to cause the legs and light assemblies to move from a retractable position to an extended and support position and back.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Moore
  • Publication number: 20140029248
    Abstract: A lighting device is disclosed which includes a vertical support, an elongate horizontal arm connected to the vertical support via a connector, and a light source mounted on the arm. The elongate arm consists of, or consists essentially of, an elongate heat sink, and the lighting device further comprises an elongate heat pipe positioned within the heat sink and in thermal contact with the light source. The elongate arm and the vertical support include elongate channels formed along at least a portion of their lengths, and the connector comprises a sheet structure having a plurality of wheels rotatably mounted thereon, wherein the wheels are arranged to ride along the elongate channels, such that the elongate arm can slide relative to the vertical support in directions both parallel to and perpendicular to the length of the arm. The elongate arm and connector are connected to a counterweight via a flat, flexible power cable arranged around first and second pulley wheels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Jacob Dyson
    Inventors: Jacob Dyson, Douglas Andrew Inge, Samuel Emrys James
  • Publication number: 20140022777
    Abstract: A rotatable lamp assembly includes a base having a T-shaped through-hole extended in an axial direction and including a first through hole section having a relatively large diameter and a second through hole section having a relatively small diameter, a luminous tube disposed within the first through hole section; a head rotatably fitted within the second through hole section, and a resisting member disposed onto an inner wall of the first through hole section to resist against an end surface of the head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: Shenzehn BYD Auto R&D Company Limited
    Inventor: Shuxian Chen
  • Patent number: 8622569
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, or system of lighting units comprising a plurality of individually positionable lighting elements, such as one or more LEDs, each element optionally having an associated optic. In embodiments of the present invention, one or more optics are developed using optimization techniques that allow for lighting different target areas in an effective manner by rotating or otherwise positioning the reflectors, refractive lenses, TIR lenses, or other lens types to create a composite beam. The apparatus, method, or system of lighting herein makes it possible to widely vary the types of beams from an available fixture using a small number of inventoried optics and fixtures. In some cases, by using a combination of individual beam patterns, a small set of individual optics would be sufficient to create a majority of the typical and specialized composite beams needed to meet the needs of most lighting projects and target areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Joe P. Crookham, Thomas A. Stone, Matthew D. Drost
  • Publication number: 20130329413
    Abstract: A lighting system configured to mount an elongated light bar to a mountable surface of a support structure, such as a roll bar, roll cage or other component of a motor vehicle. The light bar has a linear light module disposed in a housing that is configured to produce light therefrom. The lighting system has a first mounting assembly pivotally attached to the first end of the light bar and a second mounting assembly pivotally attached to the second end of the light bar. Each mounting assembly has a mounting member connected to a mechanism that removably attaches to the mountable surface. The mounting mechanism may be configured to clamp to a tubular or other shaped surface or abut against a planar surface. In one configuration, the mounting mechanism fully encircles the mountable surface. The lighting system may also include a mechanism for limiting pivotal movement of the light bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Russell R. Cotta, SR., Russell R. Cotta, JR., Dana D. Cotta
  • Patent number: 8506111
    Abstract: An illumination device with an integrated adjustable articulating clamp that pivots about a hinge on the opposite end of the device. The clamp is used for the purpose of affixing the illumination device to stationary objects to allow a user to perform actions using both hands without having the hold onto the illuminating device. The clamp folds into a slot in the housing of the illumination device when not in use and allows the user to wield the illuminating device like a regular flashlight. Battery compartments are located on both sides of the slot inside the housing of the illuminating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Waihiem R Woods
  • Patent number: 8500303
    Abstract: An LED lamp A1 includes an LED unit 1 in the shape of a straight tube with a plurality of LED modules 12 fixed therein, and also includes a pair of bases 2 that receive electric power from outside and are attached to the ends of the LED unit 1 spaced in the longitudinal direction of the LED unit. The LED unit 1 and the bases 2 are rotatable relative to each other about an axis extending in the longitudinal direction. With this arrangement, the direction of light emission can be changed, with the LED lamp attached to a general-use fluorescent lighting fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideharu Osawa
  • Publication number: 20130194791
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes first and second elongated lamp carriage assembles supporting respective first and second elongated lamps and an enclosure including first and second spaced plates. The first lamp carriage assembly is fixedly coupled between the first and second plates for directing light output by the first lamp in a first direction. The second lamp carriage assembly is slidably and pivotally coupled at its ends to the first and second plates for directing light output by the second lamp in a second direction that crosses the first direction. The lighting fixture can further include a third elongated lamp carriage assembly supporting a third elongated lamp. The third lamp carriage assembly is slidably and pivotally coupled at its ends to the first and second plates for directing light output by the third lamp in a third direction that crosses the first and second directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Brightline, Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel P. Cercone
  • Publication number: 20130182428
    Abstract: A handrail assembly for lighting an adjacent area includes two stanchions for attachment to a surface, each stanchion including mounting structure; a bar for attachment to the stanchions, the bar having two ends and defining mounting structure at the ends; and a lighting element configured to be carried by the bar. The mounting structure of the stanchions and bars cooperate to provide two alternate mounting orientations of the bar within the stanchions. In a first of the orientations the lighting element is offset circumferentially in a first direction relative to a centerline of the stanchions lighting a first adjacent area on a first side of the stanchions. In a second of the orientations the lighting element is offset circumferentially in a second direction opposite the first direction relative to the centerline of the stanchions lighting a second adjacent area on a second side of the stanchions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: HANSEN INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Hansen International, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130170195
    Abstract: A foldable LED table lamp is provided. The foldable LED table lamp includes a base, an elongated holder, an elongated lamp body, an LED emitting element fixed in the lamp body, and a touch sensitive switch. The elongated holder has a first end hinged to the base and an opposing second. The elongated lamp body has a first end hinged to the second end of the holder. The lamp body is rotatable between a first position where the lamp body is substantially perpendicular to the holder and a second position where the lamp body is juxtaposed with and parallel with the holder. The touch sensitive switch is mounted on the base and is configured to control the LED emitting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHIANG-KUO TANG, DAO-CAI ZHENG, XIAO-LING YANG
  • Patent number: 8449138
    Abstract: A lighting device including a housing, a coupling member being coupled to an inner upper surface of the housing, having an insertion groove formed in the middle part thereof in a direction of the inner upper surface of the housing, and having a first connection terminal provided in the middle of the insertion groove, at least one reflector coupled between an inner wall surface of the housing and an outer wall surface of the coupling member; and a light source unit having an upper part thereof attachable to and removable from the coupling member by using the insertion groove, having a second connection terminal provided in the upper part thereof, the second connection terminal being electrically connected to the first connection terminal when connected to the coupling member, and having a lower part thereof emitting light toward the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang Soo Kim, Kyung Il Kong, Hwayoung Kim, Sang Jun Hong
  • Patent number: 8388188
    Abstract: An illumination system has a light emitting diode (LED) illuminated ornamental display. The ornamental display is removably attached to the LED. A solar cell and rechargeable battery are remotely connected to the LED ornamental display by a bendable electrically conductive wire. The bendable electrically conductive wire electrically connects the battery to the LED and physically supports the LED ornamental display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: Nancy A. Propp
  • Publication number: 20120327647
    Abstract: A configurable modular LED lighting kit may comprise a spine element and one or more branch elements. The spine element may be plastically bendable and elongated with a multiplicity of lateral faces, and include a first end, a second end, and a plurality of connection stations disposed therebetween. Each connection station may have a multiplicity of connection points. The connection points may be defined by a combination of a spine positive electrical contact, a spine negative electrical contact and a connection point LED. Each branch element may be flexible and include a plurality of branch LEDs and a spine connector. Each of the spine connectors may have a branch positive electrical contact, a branch negative electrical contact, and be configured to electrically releasably connect with any of the connection points. The kit may include a 24-volt DC LED power supply electrically connectable between a wall outlet and the spine element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Rick Husong