Combined Patents (Class 362/234)
  • Publication number: 20150097761
    Abstract: An inflatable display device is provided. The inflatable display device includes an inflatable support device, and a plurality of illumination sources, each of the illumination sources secured to the inflatable support device. The illumination sources are arranged in a preconfigured pattern on the inflatable support device, the preconfigured pattern resulting in the appearance of a continuous display. Another inflatable display device includes a cast silicon material, and a plurality of illumination sources, the illumination sources positioned within the cast silicon material. The cast silicon material forms an inflatable structure having a predetermined three dimensional configuration. Another inflatable display device includes an inflatable support device, a plurality of illumination sources, each of the illumination sources secured to the inflatable support device, and a control system coupled to the illumination sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: TAIT TOWERS MANUFACTURING, LLC
    Inventor: Adam DAVIS
  • Patent number: 8992353
    Abstract: An improved LED illuminated rolling game ball designed to use three AAA batteries. The ball includes a plastic, opaque spherical body with an axially aligned bore in which a multiple LED light assembly extends. The light assembly includes an outer tube, an intermediate sleeve, a multiple AAA battery holder, a multiple LED bulb holder, one switch cap and one end cap. In one embodiment, outer tube is a solid structure made of electrical conductive material includes two opposite end openings that connect to the switch and end caps that hold the outer tube in place in the bore. LED bulb holes are formed on the outer tube. The intermediate sleeve is located inside the outer tube and the battery holder is located inside the intermediate sleeve. The LED bulb holder includes a PCB with two or more LED bulbs arms that hold the LED bulbs outward through the bores formed on the outer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Bede Kortegast
  • Patent number: 8988884
    Abstract: A lightweight radio/CD player for vehicular application includes a case and frontal interface formed of polymer based material molded to provide details to accept audio devices and radio receivers, as well as the circuit boards required for electrical control and display. The case and frontal interface are of composite structure, including an insert molded electrically conductive wire mesh screen that has been pre-formed to contour with the molding operation. The wire mesh provides shielding and grounding of the circuit boards via exposed wire mesh pads and adjacent ground clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc
    Inventors: Chris R. Snider, Vineet Gupta, Michael G. Coady, Curtis Allen Stapert, Donald G. Moeschberger, Allen E. Oberlin
  • Patent number: 8974073
    Abstract: The invention provides a carpet back lighting system comprising a carpet back lighting unit having a lighting unit front face and a unit back face, wherein the lighting unit front face comprises a light source, arranged to generate light, and an anti-slip coating. The back lighting system is suitable as back lighting at a carpet unit back side of a light transmissive carpet unit selected from the group consisting a light transmissive carpet and a light transmissive carpet tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijkle Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Maarten Marinus Johannes Wilhelmus Van Herpen, Markus Cornelius Vermeulen
  • Patent number: 8967831
    Abstract: An LED bulb, lamp holder, or adaptor includes a module that extends beyond a shade, cover, or other light blocking element to permit signal or light transmission to or from the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Publication number: 20150055339
    Abstract: A system for illuminating an object comprises a plurality of light beams; an emission region from which the plurality of light beams is emitted; and an illumination zone defined by placement of the light beams and being projected in a manner to maximize illumination of the object. A method for illuminating an object using a system comprising one or more light sources comprises generating a plurality of light beams; placing the light beams to define an illumination zone; and positioning the system such that the object falls within the illumination zone. A system for illuminating an object comprises a body having one or more openings in an outer surface; one or more light sources configured to generate a plurality of light beams; and a rotation mechanism configured to rotate the plurality of light beams to form a contiguous effective illumination zone configured to illuminate an object disposed anywhere therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: George Allen Carr, JR.
  • Patent number: 8960936
    Abstract: A backlit storybook for the visually impaired comprises an audio and visual storybook including a book, a base, and an integral backlight. Each page of the book comprises images or words. The book is placed upon the base to enable each individual page to backlight the images and words to provide a high-contrast lighted character pattern easily readable by those with impaired vision. The system further includes a speaker for audio to play a corresponding narration and indicates when different pages should be turned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Shelley A. Malcolm
  • Patent number: 8950907
    Abstract: A convertible lighting fixture includes a first housing defining a first compartment, a second housing defining a second compartment and movably attached to the first housing, the second housing having a surface adjacent the first compartment. The lighting fixture further includes a mounting plate attached to the second housing and at least partially separating the second compartment from a third compartment, a light source mechanically attached to the mounting plate and electrically connected to a power source disposed within the first compartment, and a cover defining the third compartment and substantially surrounding the light source, the cover reversibly attached to the second housing opposite the first housing, where the first, second, and third compartments are arranged to thermally insulate the power source from the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: David J. Packard, William E. Nagengast, James S. Mellinger, Judy Nagengast
  • Publication number: 20150009665
    Abstract: An infinity mirror with enhanced optical effects that are created by providing auxiliary light-reflecting elements within the mirror chamber of an infinity mirror and selectively illuminating individual ones of the light sources of an infinity mirror so as to create and change the pattern of illumination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Douglas Durkee
  • Patent number: 8907202
    Abstract: A system and method for generating electricity using networked traffic bearing solar panels. A plurality of networked solar roadway panels, each formed of an upper surface layer, medial electronics layer and lower base, are sufficiently strong to support vehicular and pedestrian traffic directly thereon. Each panel carries plural photovoltaic cells, plural light emitting diodes, a heating element, a controller and related circuitry, and communicates with an energy storage device. The plurality of solar roadway panels operatively communicate with an external electrical grid and with a communication grid. The trafficable panels generate power, self-heat, provide communication links and channel storm water run-off to a storm water collection system. This system provides a self-healing, decentralized smart grid intelligent traffic bearing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventors: Scott David Brusaw, Julie A. Brusaw
  • Patent number: 8864337
    Abstract: A portable lighting system including a housing having an elongated slot formed in a surface of the housing. The slot being sized to receive a rod therein via an opening in the slot. The system further including a retention member movable between a closed position and an opened position, wherein the closed position provides at least a portion of the retention member blocking at least a portion of the upper opening of the slot and the opened position includes the retention member not blocking the upper opening of the slot. The system also having a light source including a plurality of lights oriented in different directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Light Muse, LLC
    Inventor: Russell E. Rains
  • Patent number: 8864333
    Abstract: A golf lighting system includes a golf cup light assembly having a cup housing sized to fit within a golf cup hole and a light source disposed within the housing and configured to illuminate a cup-shaped portion of the housing. The system also includes a plurality of partially removable lighting devices, each of which having a base portion fixed within the ground and a removable, riser-mounted light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: The Toro Company
    Inventors: Philip A. Burkart, Dale A. Anderson, Randall Pearson, Miguel A. Santiago
  • Publication number: 20140293598
    Abstract: An illuminating apparatus is provided. The illuminating apparatus can be mounted to tables, cabinets, counter-top enclosures, wall-mounted enclosures and other types of enclosures. The illuminating apparatus includes a light assembly mounted to a bottom, or side surface of the enclosure. The light assembly includes many visible-light emitting elements, and is arranged to illuminate an area directly adjacent to the bottom surface of the enclosure, as well as an area directly beneath the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Steven Bruck, Robert Bruck
  • Patent number: 8845114
    Abstract: To provide a lighting device for image capturing in an electronic component mounting apparatus that has small dimensions in the height direction and a small size in a plan view and thus can meet demands in a reduction in size. In an electronic component mounting apparatus, a surface lighting unit 30 that emits illumination light to a substrate, which is an object whose image is to be captured by a camera 25, includes as a main component a flat lighting substrate 31 that is provided between the camera 25 and the substrate, which is an object whose image is to be captured, so as to be substantially parallel to the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuichi Okada, Tadashi Endou, Hirokazu Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20140259376
    Abstract: A lighting system has a flexible member to engage a sink edge, lighting elements, and a controller to illuminate the sink. The sink is preferably glass or other transparent material with a non-smooth surface to reflect the light. The flexible member is optically transparent to allow the light to reach the sink. The sink may also have a motion detector to illuminate the sink upon approaching the sink. The lighting system and sink may be combined as a kit to be provided to homeowners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Glowsink, LLC
    Inventor: Jason S. Turner
  • Patent number: 8833971
    Abstract: A display for an ice rink, comprising a first layer of ice within a peripheral boundary of the ice rink. An array of hermetically sealed, multiple individual organic light emitting diodes are positioned within the peripheral boundary on top of the first layer of ice. A second layer of ice on top of the array has an internal side facing the array and an external surface on a side opposite the internal side. A power source operatively connected to the array provides power to the individual organic light emitting diodes in the array. The multiple individual organic light emitting diodes are selectively controllable such that graphic images can be displayed by using specific organic light emitting diodes selected from among the individual organic light emitting diodes in the array and the graphic images will be visible through the external surface of the second layer of ice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: BML Productions, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Todd
  • Patent number: 8820961
    Abstract: A lamp for a camera-attachable streetlight is provided, which includes a camera-integrated bulb module. In the camera-integrated bulb module, there is a bulb portion, a camera module has a camera for capturing a predetermined area and a transceiver for transmitting data captured by the camera to an external server, a connector is inserted into a commercial socket, for receiving an external commercial power and has the same structure as a commercial connector inserted into a commercial socket, for receiving a commercial power, and a power distributor distributes the power received through the connector to the bulb portion and the camera module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: KMW Inc.
    Inventor: Duk-Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 8820942
    Abstract: A light dividing structure used in an optical machine system of a projection apparatus is provided. The light dividing structure includes a first prism, a second prism, a third prism and a fourth prism. The first prism includes a first exiting surface, a first reflecting surface, a first concave portion and a second concave portion. The second prism is disposed on the second concave portion and is adjacent to the first prism. The third prism includes a second exiting surface, a second reflecting surface, a third concave portion and a fourth concave portion. The fourth prism is disposed on the fourth concave portion and is adjacent to the third prism and the first prism. The first prism, the second prism, the third prism and the fourth prism are connected together sequentially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Yuchang Wang
  • Patent number: 8814403
    Abstract: The present invention includes an illuminated sports board having a deck equipped with a plurality of light emitting devices, such as LEDs, which are mounted to the deck in a distinct ornamental pattern. The LEDs are in electrical connection with an energy source, such as a rechargeable battery in a removable battery pack. In a preferred embodiment, the rechargeable battery is mounted into the deck in a removable pack which can be charged without removing it from the deck. A microcontroller may be incorporated which provides for the selective illumination of the light emitting devices, and which may pulse, flicker, or create other aesthetically pleasing illumination patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Photon Light Boards, Inc.
    Inventor: Rezwan Khan
  • Patent number: 8814389
    Abstract: Power LEDs are implanted in a specially designed printed circuit board (PCB) that is known in the art as a Metal Core Printed Circuit Board (MCPCB). The MCPCB is bended over to so as to have rounded corners having a radius that is not smaller than a determined value depending of the overall thickness of the MCPCB and other factors without any negative effects on the insulating layer and copper traces in the area of bending. In this manner, the surface area of the heat sink used in an LED nail care curing appliance is increased. The MCPCB with installed LEDs with rounded corners thereby follows the natural curvature (based on the shape of a human hand) of the appliance housing, eliminating the need for additional heat sinks or fans to reduce the heat generated by the LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: O P I Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Gavril Horvath
  • Patent number: 8801218
    Abstract: A lighting device including: a light-emitting device unit including one or more light-emitting devices; a first reflector which faces the light-emitting device unit and reflects light emitted from the light-emitting device unit; and a second reflector which faces the first reflector and reflects light reflected by the first reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Ariyoshi, Cheon-ho Park, Byeong-hyeon Yu, Ji-hoon Yun
  • Patent number: 8794785
    Abstract: The present invention includes a skate board having a deck, a pair of trucks mounted beneath the deck and equipped with wheels. The deck is equipped with a plurality of light emitting devices, such as LEDs, which are mounted to the deck in a distinct pattern. The LEDs are in electrical connection with an energy source, such as a rechargeable battery. In a preferred embodiment, the rechargeable battery is mounted into the deck in a removable pack which can be charged without removing it from the deck. A microcontroller may be incorporated which provides for the selective illumination of the light emitting devices, and which may pulse, flicker, or create other aesthetically pleasing illumination patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Photon Light Boards, Inc
    Inventor: Christopher Campbell
  • Patent number: 8789994
    Abstract: An antenna with a lighting function for a mobile communication system is provided. The antenna includes a radome for passing or spreading light through at least one specific part, and at least one light source for irradiating light to the radome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: KMW Inc.
    Inventor: Duk-Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 8777442
    Abstract: The present invention includes an illuminated winter sports board having a deck equipped with a plurality of light emitting devices, such as LEDs, which are mounted to the deck in a distinct ornamental pattern. The LEDs are in electrical connection with an energy source, such as a rechargeable battery in a removable battery pack. In a preferred embodiment, the rechargeable battery is mounted into the deck in a removable pack which can be charged without removing it from the deck. A microcontroller may be incorporated which provides for the selective illumination of the light emitting devices, and which may pulse, flicker, or create other aesthetically pleasing illumination patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Photon Light Boards, Inc.
    Inventor: Rezwan Khan
  • Patent number: 8770776
    Abstract: The present invention provides a water lantern with flashing light which mainly comprises a water lantern body, a holder, and a graphics card unit. The water lantern body is provided above the holder. The water lantern body comprises a plane portion backward. The holder is provided with a slot backward corresponding to the plane portion. The bottom of the slot is provided with at least one flashing light-emitting element. The graphics card unit is inserted in the slot of the holder, and corresponding to the plane portion of the water lantern body. The graphics card unit obtains the light source from the light-emitting element from the bottom. Therefore, looking back from the front of the water lantern body, the patterns on the graphics card unit allows the water lantern body having enlarged brilliant effects visually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Chin-Sheng Yang
  • Patent number: 8770762
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an illumination device comprising a number of light sources and a number light collecting means, where the light collecting means collect light generated by the first light sources and convert the light into a source light beam propagating primarily along a primary optical axis. At least one light modifier is positioned along the primary optical axis and reflect at least a part of the light. A first light source comprises a light converting material capable of converting light into longer wavelengths and a second light source generates light having at least one spectral component which can be converted by the converting material of the first light source. The first and said second light source are mutually positioned in relation to the primary optical axis such that at least a part of a the second source light beam hits the first light source after being reflected by said light modifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Martin Professional A/S
    Inventor: Dennis Jørgensen
  • Patent number: 8764215
    Abstract: A solar-powered light includes a body having an opening formed through the center from an upper side of the body to a bottom side of the body, at least one solar panel on the upper side of the body, and at least one light source on the bottom side of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Rory Colby
  • Patent number: 8757831
    Abstract: Headgear includes a brim portion and a power source. In one form, a camera is mounted to the brim portion such that the power source powers the camera. The camera includes a lens mounted to the brim portion and control circuitry for operating the camera mounted to the brim portion at least partially between upper and lower major surfaces thereof. In alternate forms, a heat sink can be mounted to the brim portion to dissipate heat generated by powered components of the headgear, such as the camera, a circuit board, a light source, or the like, and a rotary switch can be mounted to the brim portion for energizing the a light source and/or operating the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Waters
  • Patent number: 8746914
    Abstract: A system and method of illuminating a target object even when the target object is otherwise well illuminated by ambient light. Retroreflective material is provided on the exterior of the target object. The retroreflective material is pigmented to primarily reflect light within a predetermined frequency range. An illumination assembly is provided that contains a first light source and a second light source. The first light source and the second light source produce beams of light that are perceived stereoscopically. The primary wavelength of each of the stereoscopic beams of light falls within the predetermined frequency range. When the beams of light strike the retroreflective material, the retroreflective material shines even in bright ambient light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventors: Webb T. Nelson, Mark J. Chernick
  • Patent number: 8746917
    Abstract: A fan base and illuminated mirror apparatus for use in cooling a user's neck and torso while the user is positioned adjacent the apparatus includes a base member having upper and lower portions. A fan member is pivotally coupled to the base member and selectively movable between upward and downward directed configurations. A length adjustable rod is coupled to the upper portion of the base member and extending upwardly therefrom, the rod being selectively movable between expanded and retracted configurations. A mirror is operatively coupled to an upper end of the rod such that the mirror is vertically displaced from the fan member, the mirror being movable between straight and tilted configurations. The apparatus includes a light coupled to the mirror and electrically connected to a power source, the light configured to illuminate the mirror when energized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Barbara D. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 8746924
    Abstract: An apparatus for an illumination system including a concentric light source providing a quantity of light; a diffusion shield to diffuse the light and produce a diffused illumination where the diffused illumination is provided to a component positioned in an interior portion of the diffusion shield; a support structure where the diffusion shield is mechanically coupled with the support structure at a first base portion of the diffusion shield and where the concentric light sources are mechanically coupled with the support structure and positioned radially outward from the first base portion of the diffusion shield; and a harvesting shield where the harvesting shield is mechanically coupled with the support structure and positioned radially outward from the concentric light sources and where the harvesting shield redirects at least a portion of the quantity of light from the concentric light sources towards the diffusion shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Amir Shirkhodaie, Robert Moriarty, Kong Ma
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8714778
    Abstract: An embodiment of the disclosure includes a LED module. A substrate is provided. A light sensor is positioned in the substrate. A LED chip is attached to the substrate. The LED chip has a first side and a second side. The second side is covered by an opaque layer with an opening. The opening is substantially aligned with the light sensor. The light sensor receives a light output emitting from the LED chip through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: TSMC Solid State Lighting Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Sheng Tang, Yi-Tsuo Wu
  • Patent number: 8708523
    Abstract: A panorama lamp with 360 degree peripheral illumination with reference to an axis of the lamp is disclosed. Each of the light units mounted on a heat sink has a light chip facing outward from the lamp. Either a protection cap or a circular wall lens can be optionally adopted to cap the top of the lamp. The protection cap provides protection to the chips of the lamp from being damaged. The circular wall lens modifies the beam profile of the lamp to meet various market requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Uniled Lighting Taiwan Inc.
    Inventors: Ming-Te Lin, Ming-Yao Lin, Heng Qiu
  • Patent number: 8698423
    Abstract: A system includes a first solid-state lamp that generates a first illuminated output having a first color. A second solid-state lamp generates a second illuminated output having a second color. The second illuminated output is mixed with the first illuminated output to generate a third illuminated output having a third color. An inductor or a transformer includes a primary coil and a bias coil. A first circuit includes the primary coil and a first switch. The first circuit supplies power to the first solid-state lamp. A second circuit includes the bias coil and a second switch. The second circuit supplies power to the second solid-state lamp. A control module alters the third color including controlling (i) a state of the first switch to adjust current supplied to the first solid-state lamp, and (ii) a state of the second switch to adjust current supplied to the second solid-state lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
    Inventors: Wanfeng Zhang, Jinho Choi
  • Patent number: 8698647
    Abstract: A warning lamp has a base, a luminous module, a lampshade, and a reflector. The luminous module is mounted in the base and is located in a center segment of the base. The lampshade is combined with the base and has a lucent portion that is formed on a sidewall of the lampshade. The reflector is mounted in the lampshade and has a cone portion protruding toward the luminous module, a first surface facing the lucent portion, and a reflective portion formed on the first surface. The light emitted from the luminous module irradiates the reflective portion. The reflective portion reflects the light emitted from the luminous module to pass through the lucent portion. Accordingly, the warning lamp has a luminous effect in a circular form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Chun-Ming Huang
  • Patent number: 8684360
    Abstract: A gaming table including a plurality of illumination devices mounted therein and a controller configured for receiving a selection of a preset game layout configuration from one or more preset game layout configurations stored in memory and actuating the illumination of a portion of the plurality of illumination devices corresponding with the selected preset game layout configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Gaming Support B.V.
    Inventor: Lucien Maurice van Linden
  • Patent number: 8684784
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, photo-chromic and phosphorescent toys are disclosed. A photo-chromic and phosphorescent toy includes both photo-chromic and phosphorescent materials applied to the toy such as through an ink, paint, plastic, or dye. The photo-chromic and phosphorescent materials may be supplied within a material of the toy or applied-to a surface of the toy at the factory. The photo-chromic and phosphorescent materials may be activated in various ways with various light activating devices that can generate an activating light with appropriate wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Shoot The Moon Products II, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher B. Schmidt, William J. Hudson, Sunil W. Moothedah, David B. Small, Paul S. Rago, Brian D. Farley
  • Patent number: 8684554
    Abstract: A solar assembly includes a base and at least one LED coupled to the base. An illumination panel having a first end and a second end is provided. The first end is coupled to the base. The illumination panel extends from the base between the first end and the second. The illumination panel reflects light emitted from the at least one LED. A solar panel receptacle is positioned at the second end of the illumination panel. A solar panel housing is removably attached to the solar panel receptacle. The solar panel housing has a solar panel to power the at least one LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Jensen Group, LLC
    Inventors: William Mark Jensen, Heath A. Doty
  • Patent number: 8678615
    Abstract: The present invention is a string light type Christmas tree kit for raising upon and being supported from a flagpole with rope and pulley for raising and lowering a flag. The kit includes a crown connector for connection of ends of multiple string lights and raising to at topmost position by the rope and pulley. A circular hoop structure is connected to lower ends of the string lights and is raised off the ground when the crown connector is raised to the topmost position, forming a conical, lighted structure providing the visual illusion of a lighted Christmas tree supported from a flagpole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Gordon Ko
  • Patent number: 8668350
    Abstract: A lighting system includes a first LED array which includes a plurality of LED sub-arrays, and a plurality of inputs operatively coupled to a corresponding LED sub-array through a controller. The intensity of light emitted by the LED sub-arrays is adjustable in response to adjusting input signals provide by the inputs. In this way, the intensity of light emitted by the LED sub-arrays is adjustable, in response to adjusting the input signals, to drive a wavelength spectrum of the first LED array to match the action spectrum of a physiological activity of a plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventors: Kevin T. Wells, Vincent H. Bafetti
  • Patent number: 8664891
    Abstract: A white light LED-based lighting device configured for direct form, fit, and function replacement of existing incandescent and fluorescent devices is provided. The white light LED-based lighting device comprises a group of solid state light emitting diodes, electronics to activate the light emitting diodes, and an encapsulating housing configured for direct form, fit, and function replacement of existing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: LED Bulb L.L.C.
    Inventors: Troy R. Broitzman, Steven C. Furlong
  • Patent number: 8657469
    Abstract: A traffic light assembly includes at least one light module, at least one lens located in front of the at least one light module, a housing enclosing the at lest one light module and the at least one lens therein, and a foldable cover located in front of the at least one lens and connected to the housing. A cleaning device is located on an outer surface of the foldable cover to clean snow and dust accumulated on the outer surface of the foldable cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Optoelectronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Chi-Wei Liao, Wen-Liang Tseng, Min-Tsun Hsieh, Chih-Yung Lin, Ching-Lien Yeh
  • Patent number: 8657465
    Abstract: An LED lamp assembly. The assembly includes a heat sink having an upper outermost peripheral portion deformed continuously around an entire perimeter of the heat sink radially inward towards a peripheral rib in a housing cover, whereby the peripheral rib is compressed towards an inner rib of the heat sink thereby locking the housing cover to the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Markell, Aaron Plaza, Charles F. McCurdy, David Byers
  • Patent number: 8648546
    Abstract: A solid state lighting device comprising at least one first light emitter that emits non-saturated non-white light of a first color point, at least one second light emitter that emits saturated non-white light, and a controller configured to control a ratio of light emitted by the first emitter(s) and by the second light emitter(s) to provide non-white light of a second color point. Also, a solid state lighting device comprising at least one first light emitter that emits light within a first area or a second area on a Chromaticity Diagram, and at least one second light emitter, wherein output light is non-white and has a second color point. Also, methods of providing non-white light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Antony Paul Van De Ven, Gerald H. Negley
  • Patent number: 8641224
    Abstract: A low profile table lamp having a replaceable power supply and circuitry to power at least one light is provided. A bottom housing has a central cylinder with threads internally and an exterior mounting surface for a ring of lights. The bottom housing contains the battery, circuitry, light element and a switch. Included is a top cover having a post with threads externally to mate with the central cylinder inclined ridges and a top crown. Attached to the top cover is a light diffusion dish having a central orifice with a diameter greater than the outside diameter of the central cylinder for receiving the post. The crown has a surface of a greater size than the light diffusion dish covering the central orifice. The post is removably joined from above to the central cylinder for accessing the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Agio International Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Martin de Blois
  • Patent number: 8641222
    Abstract: The haircutting shears with illuminated level are adapted to aid a hairstylist in performing precise haircutting procedures. The shears are provided with a spirit level encased in an illuminated housing, which is disposed on the outer surface of one of the blades of the shears. The illuminated spirit level allows the stylist to quickly view the level to determine if the cutting angles are being executed in a desired manner. An integrated circuit device is housed in the shears and connected to the level for obtaining and storing data therefrom. A USB port is provided for connecting the integrated circuit device to a processor or other display device. The USB port also provides a charging means for the illuminating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: John C. Lydick
  • Patent number: 8641221
    Abstract: An eyewear lighting mechanism includes a housing having a horizontal array of lights, the horizontal array of lights being mounted to pivot vertically. The housing contains a power source for the horizontal array of lights. The housing is connected to a base to allow the housing and the horizontal array of lights to pivot horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Clifford Wright
  • Patent number: 8636372
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cooking oven with at least one cavity (12) and an illumination-equipment (e.g. a LED-lamp) for illuminating said cavity (12). The illumination-equipment, comprises a plurality of light emitting elements (30) for illuminating the cavity (12). The light emitting elements (30) have at least two different colors. Single light emitting elements (30) and/or groups of light emitting elements (30) are separately controlled or controllable. The color or a combination of colors of the light emitting elements (30) is provided to indicate information about an operation mode of the cooking oven and/or a state of the cooking process. The light emitting elements (30) and/or groups of light emitting elements (30) are arranged at multiple positions within the cavity (12) in order to indicate information related to said positions. Further, the present invention relates to a method for illuminating a cavity (12) of a cooking oven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products Corporation N.V.
    Inventors: Fabienne Reinhard-Herrscher, Klaus Winkelmann
  • Patent number: 8636371
    Abstract: Emergency lighting installation with a first reservoir and a second reservoir respectively for a first component and a second component of a liquid chemoluminescent product, and connected to product outlets in remote zones via a distributor system; a mixing system which includes receptor means of an activation signal, for mixing the components in response to the activation signal; sealing means which seal the reservoirs when the installation is not activated by the activation signal; an evacuation system that can be activated by the activation signal and connected to the reservoirs for mixing the components of the chemoluminescent product and evacuating them via the reservoirs and for impelling the luminescent product towards the product outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Innovation & Safety, S.L.
    Inventor: Sergio De Rico Herrero