Combined Patents (Class 362/234)
  • Patent number: 8414157
    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: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Light Muse, LLC
    Inventor: Russell E. Rains
  • Publication number: 20130083520
    Abstract: A light source (101) is provided which comprises (a) a housing element (107); (b) a heat sink (109); (c) a first flow channel element (111) which, alone or in combination with said housing element, creates (i) a first set of flow paths (221) for the flow of fluid in a first direction through the light source, and (ii) a second set of flow paths (223) for the flow of fluid in a second direction through the light source; (d) a set of synthetic jet actuators (143, 145) having at least one member and being in fluidic communication with said first set of flow paths; and (e) a set of LEDs (113) containing at least one member and being in thermal contact with said heat sink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventors: John Stanley Booth, Raghavendran Mahalingam, Lee M. Jones, Daniel N. Grimm, Paul Pergande
  • Patent number: 8408728
    Abstract: A fixture for through hole mounting to a panel includes a flange structure fabricated of a translucent material. The flange structure includes a body portion adapted to extend through a mount hole in the panel and having a outer peripheral portion, and a transverse flange portion having an outer size larger than the hole opening. A periphery flange portion overlaps the panel surrounding the hole when the flange structure is installed in the panel hole. A light source attachment portion is configured to direct light emitted from a light source into the body portion of the flange structure, so that at least some of the emitted light passes into the flange portion to illuminate the flange portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: G.G. Distribution and Development Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Luis E. Fuentes, Graham J. Campbell, Jason W. Hillyard
  • Patent number: 8403524
    Abstract: A lighting system for a vehicle maintenance platform includes a frame structure, a plurality of light sources and a rechargeable power source. The frame structure is capable of being detachably coupled to the vehicle maintenance platform. The plurality of light sources is disposed on the frame structure and is configured to illuminate a target region underneath a vehicle. The rechargeable power source is coupled to the frame structure and is electrically connected to the plurality of light sources. The rechargeable power source provides electrical power to the plurality of light sources. Further, a vehicle maintenance apparatus including the lighting system and the vehicle maintenance platform is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph Prosey
  • Patent number: 8403517
    Abstract: A recharging apparatus for luminescent golf balls comprising an outer housing capable of containing and simultaneously recharging a plurality of luminescent golf balls is herein disclosed. The housing comprises an internal cavity, a lid, and a battery powered internal illumination source. The illumination source is provided in vertical rows disposed on inner surfaces of the inner cavity to provide a recharging light to the golf balls contained within. The illumination source preferably comprises a plurality of light-emitting diodes (LED's) positioned behind light-diffusing inner walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventors: Randy E. Cox, Randall A. Vayo
  • Patent number: 8403525
    Abstract: A lighting system for a vehicle maintenance platform includes a support frame structure, a plurality of light sources and a rechargeable power source. The plurality of light sources is disposed on or within the frame structure and is configured to illuminate a target region underneath a vehicle. The rechargeable power source is contained within the frame structure and is electrically connected to the plurality of light sources. The rechargeable power source provides electrical power to the plurality of light sources. A vehicle maintenance apparatus including the lighting system and the vehicle maintenance platform is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph Prosey
  • Patent number: 8398264
    Abstract: A lighting device with at least one first-element that emits visible light at a wavelength and irradiance sufficient to inactivate one or more pathogenic bacterial species, and at least one second element that emits light of one or more longer wave-lengths to that of the first-element. The at least one second element has a higher illuminance than that of the at least one inactivating element or component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: University of Strathclyde
    Inventors: John Anderson, Michelle MacLean, Scott John MacGregor, Gerald Alexander Woolsey
  • Patent number: 8390184
    Abstract: A system comprises a light source (42) and an electrode device (1). The light source comprises a base (46) with a base surface on which at least two contact elements (47, 48, 54) are provided. The electrode device has at least two electrodes (23, 24, 31, 32) in mutually stacked positions, which electrodes are preferably made of a permanent magnetic, ferromagnet or electro-magnetic material and have a different polarity during operation. The system further comprises at least one electrode comprising a layer of auto-closing material. This ensures that the system can maintain a satisfactory, reliable electric contact between the electrodes and the contact elements, and, after removal of the light source, gives the system a more aesthetic appearance because damages are practically invisible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Robert Pet, Clemens Johannes Maria Lasance
  • Publication number: 20130051005
    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: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Markell, Aaron Plaza, Charles F. McCurdy, David Byers
  • Patent number: 8382319
    Abstract: A light output device comprises a first and a second substrate arrangement (1,2), the first substrate arrangement (1) comprising a light output surface of the device. An electrode arrangement (3a,3b) is sandwiched between the substrate arrangements and at least one light source (4) is connected to the electrode arrangement. The first substrate (1) arrangement comprises a light diffuser for changing the level of uniformity of the light output from the light source and the second substrate (2) arrangement comprises a light scattering or reflecting layer. This arrangement uses a scattering substrate arrangement for the substrate from which illumination is provided. In order to enhance the level of uniformity, the opposite substrate arrangement is also either scattering or reflecting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Maarten Marinus Johannes Wilhelmus Van Herpen, Alexander Henricus Waltherus Van Eeuwijk, Eduard Matheus Johannes Niessen
  • Patent number: 8376576
    Abstract: An elongated perimeter light comprising an array of light sources that are illuminated by electric power. An elongated tube is included having a lumen along its length, with the tube being substantially solid except for the lumen. A blocking element covers a lower portion of the tube along its length, with the blocking element blocking light emission from the lower portion. The array of light sources is arranged within the lumen and transmits light through the tube and from an upper surface of the tube. The tube disperses the light from the array giving the appearance that the array of light sources is a continuous light source. The array of light sources is cuttable at intervals to shorten the array while allowing the remaining light sources in the resulting cut pieces to emit light. The tube and blocking element are cuttable to match the length of the array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: The Sloan Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas C. Sloan, Bruce Quaal
  • Publication number: 20130039054
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode lamp comprises a supporting salver comprising a first and second surfaces, the second surface defines first recesses; light-emitting diodes (LEDs) mounted on the first surface; a lampshade covering the light-emitting diodes, the lampshade comprising an optic portion facing the LEDs, the optic portion comprising lenses, each of the lenses facing each of the LEDs, the lampshade defining second recesses corresponding to the first recesses, each of the first recesses aligned with each of the second recesses; and clips each comprising a connecting portion and two buckling portions at two opposite ends of the connecting portion, the connecting portion being resilient, one of the two buckling portions being received in one of the first recesses, another one of the two buckling portions being received in a corresponding one of the second recesses, wherein the lampshade is interchangeably mounted on the supporting salver through the clips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: FOXSEMICON INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: SUNG-HSIANG YANG, CHAO-HUAN CHAO
  • Patent number: 8373574
    Abstract: A device and advertising method utilizes a sound and light display device, which often holds a bottle of a beverage to be dispended, and customer based remote which is distributed to customers in any number of ways. In one embodiment the sound playing device can be incorporated into a chiller. In one embodiment the sound playing device is incorporate into a stand for the beverage bottle. Other display devices are also possible. Examples include, but are not limited to, a small audio sound playing device, a beverage sign or sculpture which also evokes the brand. More than one type of remote can be created, allowing different types of customers to have different control levels or access to different areas of an establishment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventor: Albert W. Gebhard
  • Patent number: 8366300
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an ornamental pond fish feeding indicator that has a housing with an indicator end. A first LED is enclosed in the housing at the indicator end of the housing. A second LED is also enclosed in the housing at the indicator end of the housing. A temperature sensing circuit is enclosed in the housing. The temperature sensing circuit transmits a signal to the first LED and the second LED. A float is attached to the housing. Using this invention, a pond owner can simply glance at his or her pond and determine whether or not to feed their fish based on the color of the light on top. The light on top of the indicator is red when pond water is below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. If the pond water is 50 degrees or over, the light is green.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: K & H Manufacturing
    Inventor: James Donald Koskey, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8350461
    Abstract: Provided are methods and apparatus for combining light emitters and devices including the same. Embodiments include methods of selecting combinations of multiple light emitters that are grouped into multiple bins. The multiple bins correspond to multiple emitter group regions in a multiple axis color space and multiple luminosity ranges. Such methods may include prioritizing multiple combinations of light emitters from at least two of the bins, each of the combinations including chromaticity values corresponding to a desired color region and a luminosity value corresponding to a specified luminosity range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Chenhua You, John Roberts
  • Publication number: 20130003360
    Abstract: An LED lighting apparatus includes a support unit including a support surface facing an illumination side, a plurality of LED chips supported on the support surface, and a cover that covers the support surface and transmits light from the LED chips. The cover includes a periphery which, as viewed in plan, includes four first sides that are spaced apart from each other and four second sides each connecting ends of adjacent ones of the first sides. The first sides consisting of two pairs of parallel sides, and each of the first sides constituting one of the two pairs and each of the first sides constituting the other one of the two pairs form a right angle. Each of the first sides and each of the adjacent second sides form an obtuse angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaru IGAKI, Kohei MIZUTA
  • Patent number: 8342710
    Abstract: A loupe and lighting assembly for enhancing detection of dust particles on the optical sensor of a digital camera. The assembly is made of a cylindroid hollow-centered main frame body, into which is fixed a loupe lens. A battery housing is joined to the body in order to supply electrical power to a LED array. The LED array is made from a plurality of LED diodes mounted peripherally and around the inside of the cylindroid body, being tilted at an acute angle from the axis orthogonal to the plane of the cylindroid body so that all diodes axially converge toward a single focal point, at a certain distance from the main frame body. The dust particles scattered upon the sensor become clearly visible to an observer looking through the assembly when the dust particles location coincide with the LED common focal point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: 1317442 Alberta Ltd.
    Inventor: Fariborz Rahbar-Dehghan
  • Patent number: 8337047
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for illuminating a surface to be observed microscopically using a retractable beamsplitter. The retractable beamsplitter allows the use of coaxial illumination when the beamsplitter is positioned in the operator's line of sight. The retractable beamsplitter allows the use of non-coaxial illumination without reducing the amount of illumination that reaches the operator when the beamsplitter is retracted from the operator's line of sight. As a result a single system can be used effectively to provide various types of illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Endure Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Michael Butler, Robert Troy Hewlett, Robert Jeffrey Hewlett, Hewlett Robert McCoy
  • Patent number: 8337035
    Abstract: An illuminating device for a walking stick includes a main body having a through hole defined in a top thereof for adapting to receive a bottom of a walking stick, such that the main body adapts to position on the walking stick. A plurality of light source is mounted on the main body for emitting light. A light shade sleeves on the main body and encloses the light sources. The light shade allows light to pass through. A power supply is mounted in the main body and is electrically connected with the light sources. When the light sources are supplied with electricity provided by the power supply to emit light, light emitted by the light sources is transmitted through the light shade for providing an illuminating effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Shin-Sheng Lu
  • Publication number: 20120307485
    Abstract: A lighting and communication system for use in a standardized light fixture is provided. The lighting and communication system includes a light source and a communication apparatus. At least one electrical connector configured for physical and electrical connection to the standardized light fixture is included, and the at least one electrical connector is electrically connected to the light source and the communication apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: ILUMISYS, INC.
    Inventors: David L. Simon, John Ivey
  • Patent number: 8319408
    Abstract: A lamp includes a housing, a cooling module and a light emitting diode. The housing has an assembling opening and an electrical connection member on two ends of the housing, wherein an inner surface of the housing defines a receiving room, and a part of the inner surface of the housing adjacent to the assembling opening is an air-guiding wall. The cooling module is disposed at the assembling opening of the housing to form at least one air channel between the cooling module and the air-guiding wall, wherein the cooling module has an air-guiding passage communicating with the receiving room of the housing. The light emitting diode is coupled with the cooling module. Therefore, there is no air inlet or outlet formed on the housing of the LED lamp, so as to provide a simplified structure and to maintain the exterior integrity of the LED lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Alex Horng
  • Patent number: 8308313
    Abstract: A machine for applying ultraviolet light to curable coatings on floors and other wide area surfaces. A housing encloses rotating arms carrying UV lamps spinning about a central axis. Rotation is caused by reactive momentum from heated air jets coming from fans in barrels blowing air over heated wires, resembling hand held hair dryers, with the barrels supported under rotating arms. The heated wires are ballast for the lamps, providing thermal and electrical stability. The rotating lamps cover an annular pattern which, when advanced forwardly, becomes a linear swath, almost as wide as the housing. A floor, or similar surface, can be cured in a few minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Adastra Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: George Wakalopulos
  • Patent number: 8297782
    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: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventors: Vincent H. Bafetti, Kevin T. Wells
  • Patent number: 8299903
    Abstract: A combination light and sound producing fixture and combination screw-in light with speakers element is disclosed where the fixture is installed in a wall or ceiling or on a wall or ceiling. The light bulb/speaker can be screwed or secured into a standard light bulb socket. The sound producing elements is a coaxial arrangement of speakers having a low frequency transducer and one or more high frequency transducers that can be directed to emit sound in a particular direction. The fixture or bulb may further include digital signal processing to modify the sound to account for obstructions in or near the fixture. The surface of the sound transducer can be reflective in nature to provide focusing or diffusion of the light from the lighting elements. The lighting elements are incandescent, fluorescent or low voltage LED type that may include adjustment for lighting intensity and color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventors: Edward H Haase, John Kemper Pasley
  • Patent number: 8287146
    Abstract: The invention relates to a foam part (1), in particular for suspended arrangement in a room, for example for use as a sound absorber (2), with an acoustic region of the foam part which has an outer contour being illuminated by a lighting element (11), further with the lighting element (11) being mounted on the foam part (1) and being disposed within the outer contour of the foam part (1). In particular, the invention also relates to a foam part (1) which is fixed, as a sound absorber (2), in a suspended manner to a room ceiling (3) or room wall, a lighting element (11) which is mounted on the sound absorber (2) and illuminates a subregion of the foam part (1), being provided in said foam part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: pinta acoustic GmbH
    Inventor: Johannes Hysky
  • Patent number: 8287138
    Abstract: First and second lamps 1, 2, first and second ellipsoidal mirrors 3, 4, first and second spherical mirrors 5, 6, and a plane mirror 7 are provided. The first spherical mirror 5 is provided on the same side as the first ellipsoidal mirror 3 with respect to the lamp 1, and the second spherical mirror 6 is provided on the opening side of the second ellipsoidal mirror 4 with respect to the second lamp 2, so that they reflect a respective part of light beams emitted from the first and second lamps toward the first and second ellipsoidal mirrors 3, 4. The first and second ellipsoidal mirrors are arranged such that the optical axes of their reflected light beams intersect with each other, so that they condense respective light beams emitted from the first and second lamps and respective light beams reflected at the first and second spherical mirrors 5 and 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Wada
  • Patent number: 8267546
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a foil mirror. More particularly, the invention encompasses a foil mirror with at least one back light. The present invention is also directed to a novel foil mirror having a mirror surface that has different reflective colors. The foil mirror is made of a flexible plastic material and is shatter-proof. The back light to the foil mirror is provided by a light source, such as, for example, an LED bulb, an incandescent light bulb, a fluorescent light bulb, to name a few.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventors: Gary Reith, Dwayne Reith
  • Patent number: 8251544
    Abstract: A lighting and communication system for use in a standardized light fixture is provided. The lighting and communication system includes a light source and a communication apparatus, and the communication apparatus is at least one of an audio device or a camera. At least one electrical connector configured for physical and electrical connection to the standardized light fixture is included, and the at least one electrical connector is electrically connected to the light source and the communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Ilumisys, Inc.
    Inventors: John Ivey, David L. Simon
  • Patent number: 8246190
    Abstract: A beverage serving tray for holding, supporting, carrying and serving beverages including a receptacle plate for holding beverage containers and a bottom plate for supporting the bottom of the beverage containers, a plurality of removable vertical supports located along a perimeter for rigidly supporting and connecting the receptacle plate and the bottom plate at a distance and a cylindrical handle projecting from a side of the bottom plate for carrying the beverage tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Boiteau, Rocio Curran
  • Patent number: 8246207
    Abstract: A multifunctional integrated dimming controller and an LED solar traffic marking panel fitted with this controller. The multifunctional integrated dimming controller is applied to the marking panel for combining and controlling its dimming function. The multifunctional integrated dimming controller includes a controller casing having an assembly surface and a terminal coupling portion. A contact block of solar photovoltaic panel is assembled on the coupling portion and connected with the solar photovoltaic panel. A contact block is assembled on the terminal coupling portion and connected with the electrical storage device. An LED contact block is assembled on the coupling portion and connected with the LED unit. An external sensing contact block is assembled on the coupling portion and connected with the external sensor. An integrated electrical control module is accommodated into the controller casing including a circuit board, a dimming processor on the circuit board and an electrical control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Safety Traffic Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi-Qun Chen, Shuei-Tian Cai
  • Patent number: 8242701
    Abstract: An LED assembly adapted to mount in a bayonet type socket of the type having a slotted casing comprising the negative terminal and a central pin comprising the positive terminal in which a plurality of LED's are mounted on a circuit board and the LED assembly has an electrically conductive screw comprising the positive connection for engaging the central pin of the socket and an electrically conductive tube with a pin member extending outwardly therefrom for insertion in the slots of the casing of the socket for comprising the negative connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: Kenneth G. Fall
  • Patent number: 8242717
    Abstract: A light output device comprises a substrate arrangement comprising a plurality of light source circuits integrated into the structure of the substrate arrangement. Each light source circuit comprises a light source device arrangement (4) having two terminals and a transistor circuit (7). Each light source circuit is supplied with power from an associated pair the power connections (10,11,14,15,20), and at least two light source circuits (4,7) share the same pair of power connections. A set of control connections (18) are provided for receiving external control signals for controlling the transistor circuits (7). A set of non-overlapping electrodes (10,11,14,15,18,20) provide the internal connections between the power connections, the light source device terminals and the transistor circuits, and each light source device is individually independently controllable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Maarten Marinus Johannes Wilhelmus Van Herpen, Petrus Johannes Bremer, Coen Theodorus Hubertus Fransiscus Liedenbaum
  • Patent number: 8220964
    Abstract: A jack-o-lantern kit includes a housing that has a bottom wall, a top wall and a perimeter wall that is attached to and extends between the top and bottom walls. The housing has a hollow interior space. The perimeter wall has an opening therein defining a mouth of a jack-o-lantern. The housing has a shape and size resembling a pumpkin. Each of a plurality of decorating attachments is removably coupled to the housing at a selected position to alter an appearance of the housing. A plurality of light emitters is mounted within the housing and a power source is electrically coupled to each of said light emitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Frank L. Martin
  • Publication number: 20120176789
    Abstract: A light output sticker (10) comprises a flexible transparent substrate arrangement (11). A plurality of light source devices (14) are provided on or in the flexible substrate arrangement (11). A conductor arrangement (12) comprises conductor lines which connect to the light source devices. An adhesive layer (15) and release liner (16) are provided for attaching the sticker to an external substrate. The applied sticker is substantially transparent. The sticker of the invention avoids the need to embed the LEDs in a glass structure during the manufacturing of the glass. Instead, the LEDs are part of the transparent sticker, which can be added to a glass (or other material) substrate after manufacture of both the sticker and the glass (or other) material to which it is to be attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Maarten Marinus Jhannes Wilhelm Van Herpen, Arnoldus Johannes Lucas Maria Maandonks, Tim Dekker
  • Patent number: 8210704
    Abstract: A three-part ā€œCā€ shaped disc of plastic that is placed on a client's shoulders. Several small light bulbs or light emitting diodes (LEDS) are positioned around the apex of the C-shaped disk. The lights are mounted in the disc at a 45-degree angle facing the head to illuminate the lower portions of the head. The lights are mounted in two rows, and are spaced at a distance of a quarter inch apart. This ensures the maximum level of illumination. The top cover can be removed so the LED's can be changed if a light burns out. The power is supplied by an AC outlet and converted to 12 volt DC. The device also has two wing lights that are used to illuminate the sides of the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: John E. Parsons
  • Publication number: 20120127708
    Abstract: The multiple surface(s) LED light has at least 1st surface has LED element(s) arrangement to offer light illumination but also have more than 1 of the other surface has desired function(s), performance(s), feature(s) arrangement to make the LED light become multiple functions. The said LED light has its frame, housing means and opening to make the said 1st surface and other surface(s) can be changeable while external force applied to the LED light to offer the different functions to people. The electric signals arrangement by conventional market available skill or from co-applications electric connections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu CHIEN
  • Patent number: 8177390
    Abstract: An electronic visual display system with an integrated general lighting system including an electronic visual display having a housing and one or more lighting devices integrated therewith to provide light to one or more spaces external to the electronic visual display housing. The lighting devices have an independent on and off state which allows for the lighting devices to be in the on state independent of the on and off state of the electronic visual display. The lighting devices provide a relatively constant and user selectable color and level of light output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Lynk Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Miskin
  • Patent number: 8177394
    Abstract: The invention is a novel stereoscopic illumination system for a microscope which delivers at least two collimated light beams to a subject surface. Each of the two collimated light beams is delivered for an eye of the user. Additionally, a third light beam is provided at an angle oblique to the other two collimated light beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Endure Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Michael Butler, Robert Troy Hewlett, Robert Jeffrey Hewlett, Robert McCoy Hewlett
  • Patent number: 8172422
    Abstract: There is provided a lamp device including a housing having a plurality of radiation fins for heat radiation on a top surface portion thereof, a Light Emitting Diode heat (LED) substrate having a plurality of LEDs for emitting illumination light, and a cover formed of a transparent or semi-transparent light-transmitting material and installed to be engaged with the housing under the LED substrate, for protecting the LED substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: KMW USA, Inc
    Inventor: Duk-Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 8152354
    Abstract: A light source unit includes; a first base layer, a plurality of conductive pads disposed on the first base layer, a second base layer disposed on the first base layer and including a plurality of openings therein exposing the plurality of conductive pads, a wiring portion disposed on the second base layer, and a plurality of light source elements disposed on the plurality of conductive pads exposed by the plurality of openings in the second base layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki-Hyun Hong, Hee-Won Ko, Sang-Kil Lee
  • Patent number: 8152170
    Abstract: A roulette apparatus includes: a roulette wheel having a rolling region where a ball rolls; and a ball reception member provided contiguously to the rolling region to receive the ball. The ball reception member includes: a plurality of reception portions that receives the ball in one of the reception portions; and a plurality of separation walls that separates the reception portions from one another, wherein the ball reception member is formed separately from the roulette wheel and removably attached to the roulette wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Yokota, Katsuhiro Kido, Yoshitomo Sasaki
  • Patent number: 8154164
    Abstract: A system and method for device suspension and wireless power transmission are disclosed. According to one embodiment, an apparatus, comprises a suspended object having a wireless receiving circuit. A wireless transmission circuit is configured to transmit power to the wireless receiving circuit housed in the suspended object. A magnetic stabilization mechanism is beneath and not in contact with suspended object. A circuit is configured to magnetically control a position of the suspended object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Jeff Lieberman
  • Patent number: 8147101
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes an illumination apparatus and a heat-dissipating waterproof cover. The illumination apparatus includes LED modules; and the heat-dissipating waterproof cover is configured to cover the LED modules. The heat-dissipating waterproof cover includes a plurality of drain members, and a gap is formed between every two drain members so as to increase the air convection, thereby increasing heat dissipation efficiency of the LED modules. Every two adjacent drain members are partially overlapping in vertical to prevent the intrusion of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Optoelectronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Shang Te Tu, Yen Chu Teng, Chia Chen Chang, Wei Hung Wu
  • Patent number: 8132951
    Abstract: An endoscope system comprises first and second emitters, a fiber, and a controller. The first emitter emits illumination light to a photographic subject. The second emitter emits infrared light. Emission intensity of the second emitter is stronger than that of the first emitter. The fiber has a tip which moves in a spiral when viewed from the photographic subject during scan periods. The controller controls emission timing of the first and second emitters. Light emitted by the first and second emitters is cast from the tip of the fiber onto the photographic subject. The second emitter emits in a predetermined period of one of the scan periods, based on control of the emission timing, so as to shine infrared light with the second emitter to at least one part of the photographic subject, in order to perform marking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventor: Takayuki Enomoto
  • Publication number: 20120057341
    Abstract: A lantern is disclosed that includes a lamp post (2) and at least two light emitting diodes (4) that are set up to emit, in operation, electromagnetic radiations (12) with electromagnetic spectra (17, 19) differing from one another, the light emitting diodes (4) being fastened in or on the lamp post (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen Block, Christoph Neureuther, Ales Markytan
  • Publication number: 20120047824
    Abstract: A transparent building, comprising a building body and at least a thin film solar cell. Said building body has a top portion, and said thin film solar cell is arranged on said top portion of said building body. Said thin film solar cell absorbs green light, blue light, and ultraviolet light in sunlight, and converts them into electrical energy, and also allows red light, orange light, yellow light, and infrared light to pass through said thin film solar cell and reach inside of said building body. A transparent canopy having said thin film solar cell is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: AN CHING NEW ENERGY MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YEE SHYI CHANG, CHANG CHI MEI, CHI-JEN LIU
  • Publication number: 20120051085
    Abstract: A black light lice comb which can be easily held as it is being used to examine, clean and remove and/or eliminate nits, lice, eggs or nymphs on the scalp or from environments in which remains my be found wherein the comb is structured around a body including a battery compartment which is accessed at one end of the body and which is provided with a lamp device that contains diodes that emit black light and which is enclosed by means of a lens through which the light emitted by said diodes is projected, while one line or edge of the body contains a row of LEDs emitting black light corresponding to a guide from which a lice comb means is projected, formed by a plurality of teeth made from a material that conducts the black light emitted by the row of LEDs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: Carlos Jose Albaladejo Jimenez
  • Publication number: 20120039070
    Abstract: A linear light-emitting module including a conducting line, a plurality of LED packages, and a plurality of package colloid is provided. The conducting line includes a pair of conducting wires which are isolated from each other and a light-guiding insulating material. The light-guiding insulating material partially covers the conducting wires so as to expose a plurality of local portions. The LED packages are disposed between the conducting wires, and each of the LED packages is electrically connected to one of the local portions, wherein each LED package has a light-emergence surface, and the light-emergence surface is substantially perpendicular to an extension direction of the corresponding local portion. The package colloid cover the LED packages and the local portions. A textile product having the foregoing linear light-emitting module is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: TAIWAN TEXTILE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chien-Lung Shen, Pei-Jing Chen, Kun-Chuan Tsai
  • Patent number: 8104924
    Abstract: An LED diaphragm structure includes an insulation base, a plurality of frames, and a plurality of LED chips, wherein the insulation base includes an upper surface on which a plurality of receiving recesses are provided. The plural frames include a plurality of positive-pole frames and a negative-pole frame, where the positive-pole frames do not contact with the negative-pole frame. The plural frames and the insulation base are formed together as an integral structure. The plural LED chips are correspondingly disposed in the plural receiving recesses of the insulation base, where each LED chip has its positive-pole terminal and negative-pole terminal electrically connected with contact portions of the plural positive-pole frames and of the negative-pole frame, respectively. Accordingly, the plural frames are combined with the insulation base as an integral structure, such that the LED diaphragm structure so assembled can be lightweight and compact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Forward Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nai-Wen Chang
  • Publication number: 20120020075
    Abstract: Methods and numerical tools for designing and optimizing LED systems are provided to achieve a desired luminous performance and to increase reliability and operating lifetime. In addition, methods for designing LED illumination systems are also disclosed to determine an optimum operating power for a desired output luminous flux, given the condition of the rated power of the LED and the heatsink. By the invention, LED illumination systems can be designed with a suitable choice of LED and/or heatsink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventor: Shu Yuen Ron Hui