Adjustable Patents (Class 362/249.03)
  • Patent number: 10697619
    Abstract: An object of the present invention to provide a surface light-emission system that can change its posture and can be safely used. There is provided a surface light-emission system including: a surface light-emitting module including a surface light-emitting panel with an emission surface; and a supporting part rotatably supporting the surface light-emitting module in a circumferential direction directly or indirectly. Furthermore, In the surface light-emission system, the supporting part is capable of supplying electric power to the surface light-emitting panel and includes a movable range restriction unit restricting a movable range in a circumferential direction of the surface light-emitting module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Shozo Toyohisa, Harunobu Izumo, Tomoki Kubo, Youichi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10677412
    Abstract: A cover for a light bar or similar horizontal lamp for vehicles is described. The cover apparatus is equipped with a rear cover portion and a front cover portion. The front cover portion consists of a cover panel configured to pivot to encompass the light within the apparatus, and to be opened at the will of the user to uncover the light bar. The rear half is equipped with one or more heat dissipation vents which conform to standard heat sinks found on conventional horizontal light bars for vehicles. The shape of the apparatus is aerodynamic such that it eliminates audible vibrations known to cause uncovered light bars to ‘whistle’ or otherwise emit an unwanted noise when the vehicle is underway. A version with a stationary, translucent front cover portion is preferred, and is fashioned of a single piece of flexible plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Gabe Warner
  • Patent number: 10618580
    Abstract: A stackable enclosure for support of a mast stored in horizontal position and tiltable to a vertically deployed position. The enclosure employs a housing have sidewalls constructed and arranged to support a plurality of stacked enclosures. A telescoping mast using a winch permits manual extension of three mast members. The housing can include a power system to operate a light bank. Outriggers positioned along each corner of the enclosure provide stability to the mast in high winds. A hinged axle can be used to pivot enclosure wheels upward, allowing the enclosure to rest flush on a deck drawing a width of about 48 inches. Alternative the wheels & axle can be removed wherein each enclosure has a width less than about 30 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Gino Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10612735
    Abstract: A lighting device comprising a grid sheet carrier 3 mounted via its border 4 on a base part and having an open surface area 5 of a plurality of openings 7 and having carrier material 9 surrounding said openings. The carrier material 9 being arranged in a two-dimensional, first pattern 11. The lighting device further comprises a plurality of LEDs 13 mounted on one main face 15 of the carrier material 9 and arranged in a two-dimensional, second pattern 17. The second pattern 17 is coinciding with the first pattern 11 when superimposed and the second pattern 17 is at least a sub-pattern of the first pattern 11. Furthermore, R is a ratio between the plurality of LEDs 13 and the plurality of openings 7, wherein R>=3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Anthonie Hendrik Bergman, Tim Dekker, Jochen Renaat Van Gheluwe, Siebe Tjerk De Zwart
  • Patent number: 10591149
    Abstract: Arc modular light devices, systems, and methods. In at least one exemplary embodiment of a module system of the present disclosure, the module system comprises a plurality of LED modules, each LED module comprising an outer housing, a light source positioned within the outer housing, and a lens positioned so that light from the light source can be emitted through the lens; and a plate configured to couple to each of the plurality of LED modules; wherein the module system is configured to focus light from the LED modules inward when the plate has a concave curvature; and wherein the module system is configured to spread light from the LED modules outward when the plate has a convex curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ABL Research Group, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10561000
    Abstract: A luminaire incorporating a plurality of lighting module units, each module comprising a plurality of preferably independently controllable light sources, optionally LEDs and/or laser lamps, each light source having preferably dedicated lens structure associated therewith, wherein the modules are individually configurable and further wherein the light output characteristics of each module of said plurality are individually controllable to yield a target overall distribution of output light from the luminaire. Yet, it is presented a lighting apparatus comprising a single point-like light source, preferably a LED, and a transmissive lens structure optically connected to said light source defining a plurality of optically functional, mutually different segments dedicated for controlling the light, e.g. distribution and direction, originally emitted by said single light source. A corresponding transmissive element such as a lens is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Oy MTG-Meltron Ltd
    Inventors: Kari Rinko, Leo Hatjasalo, Jaana Jahkonen
  • Patent number: 10508780
    Abstract: A modular lighting system, comprising at least one module and auxiliary components which can be assembled together; the module comprising a support core, extending along an axis; a plurality of LEDs, arranged on at least one face of the core and axially spaced along the axis; a light body positioned in front of the LEDs and at least partly around the LEDs and having a lighting surface which transmits the light emitted by the LEDs to the surrounding environment; the modules and the auxiliary components are joined to each other by respective concealed mechanical and electrical connection devices, which are completely housed and concealed inside the modules and/or the auxiliary components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: ARTEMIDE S.P.A.
    Inventors: Daniele Moioli, Andrea Gallucci, Carlotta Francesca Isolina Maria De Bevilacqua
  • Patent number: 10465863
    Abstract: An assembly light apparatus has a station bracket, a fixed light module, and a portable light module. The station bracket has a fixed holder, a detachable holder and a pose adjuster structure. The fixed light module is fixed on the fixed holder. The portable light module is selectively attached on the detachable holder. The pose adjuster structure is operated to rotate to change an angle and a position of the fixed holder and the detachable holder with respect to the station bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Shouqiang Hou, Xiaoliang Wen, Jinfan Zhang, Maojin Zeng, Qiaorong Chen, Changjing Zeng
  • Patent number: 10429014
    Abstract: A lighting system for surface inspection includes an elongated substrate onto which a linear array of lights is mounted to provide extended light coverage. The lights may be dimmable and controlled by a circuit board to reduce veiling glare. A heat sink may disperse heat built up from the linear array of lights. A handle and articulated drop-in pin may provide means to focus all the lights in the same direction and point the lights onto a surface using a single hand or during hands-free use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: William Chester Jenks
  • Patent number: 10422943
    Abstract: A luminaire comprises a light guide having light outcoupling elements at one side and a flat light output surface at the other side, which is visible in use of the luminaire. An array of solid state lighting elements is arranged around the edge of the light guide facing the general light output direction. A respective reflector is associated with each solid state lighting element for reflecting light into the light guide. By providing the lighting elements all facing the general light output direction, they can be formed as a single unit, or as a small number of sub-units, thereby simplifying the manufacture. The design of the reflectors, the positioning of the lighting elements, and the design of the light outcoupling elements together may be used to create an asymmetrical light output beam shape. Actuation of different lighting elements may be used to provide different asymmetric light outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Fernando Munoz Fernandez, Jean-Francois Laporte, Thomas Deflandre, Arno Vredenborg, Herman Vos
  • Patent number: 10356856
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a capacitor step-down LED driver and a driving method using the same. A capacitor step-down LED driver comprises a control circuit and a switching circuit. The control circuit turns on or off the switching circuit in response to an output current and an output voltage of the capacitor step-down LED driver, and thus controls an amount of energy supplied from an input side to an output side. In a first operation state, the switching circuit is controlled not to supply energy from the input side to the output side. In a second operation state, the switching circuit is controlled to supply energy from the input side to the output side. Thus, the output current is maintained to be a value of a desired driving current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 10274172
    Abstract: A lamp includes a bottom base, a connecting rod, at least one first light source assembly, a connecting base, a lamp housing and a lamp cap. The connecting rod has a first end and a second end, and the first end is disposed on the bottom base. One end of the first light source assembly is disposed on the bottom base, and the first light source assembly is swingable relative to the connecting rod. The connecting base is disposed on the second end of the connecting rod. A circuit board is disposed in an accommodating space of the lamp housing and is electrically connected to the first light source assembly, and the connecting base is disposed on the lamp housing and covers accommodating space. The lamp cap is disposed on one end of the lamp housing, and the lamp cap is electrically connected to the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Shih-Ting Chiu, Chien-Wen Chiu
  • Patent number: 10249603
    Abstract: A pixel structure, a display device, and a method of manufacturing a pixel structure, the pixel structure including a base substrate; at least one first electrode arranged in an upper portion of the base substrate; at least one second electrode having a circular shape extending along a circumferential direction around the at least one first electrode; and a plurality of LED elements connected to the first and second electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Hyunmin Cho, Daehyun Kim, Hyundeok Im, Jonghyuk Kang, Jaebyung Park, Jooyeol Lee, Chio Cho, Sungjin Hong
  • Patent number: 10212789
    Abstract: Described herein is method for setting up a network of luminaires and their subsequent operation. A plurality of luminaires are located on a street (24, 29), and each luminaire comprises a control module (23, 28). The method for setting up the network comprises, for each control module, scanning the environment and providing environmental information to a central server, which, allocates the control modules and their associated luminaires into groups (A, B). A group controller (23?, 28?, 31, 32) is allocated for each group which has long-distance communication with the server and short-distance communication with control modules within its group. Each group controller and control modules within the group form a network which can operate autonomously or under the control of the server. Some of the control modules may include sensors (S1, S2) which provide signals indicative of changes in the environment allowing the network to adapt its operation in accordance with those changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SCHREDER
    Inventors: Helmut Schröder, Daniel Brand, Didier Wellens
  • Patent number: 10118540
    Abstract: A signaling and/or lighting device for a motor vehicle, notably a stop light for a rear window of a motor vehicle, including a printed circuit received by a support. The printed circuit includes at least one light source an emitting face of which is oriented toward an optical lens of the device, the emitting face being generally perpendicular to the optical axis of the lens. The printed circuit support makes it possible to receive the latter at a plurality of predetermined distances relative to the optical lens, thereby assuring the focusing of the light emitted by different types of light sources that can be used in the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Valeo Vision Belgique
    Inventors: Florestan Debert, Dirkie Sacchet, Alexandre Franc
  • Patent number: 9990868
    Abstract: A compact exit sign includes a main body having an open frontal portion, an annular side wall portion and a rear panel portion including a central opening extending across greater than half of the rear panel, and a front plate including a face portion provided with exit indicia. The exit sign can be selectively converted between single and double face exit signs by snap-connecting a first, solid and non-transparent insert to the main body across the central opening of the rear panel to establish a single face exit sign and snap-connecting a second, exit indicia containing insert to the main body across the central opening of the rear panel to establish a double face exit sign. A lighting system is housed within the main body for illuminating the exit indicia for either of the single or double face configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Best Lighting Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Katz, Qiu Yuan Yuan, Wang Zhi Wu
  • Patent number: 9914343
    Abstract: A long and thin decorative lighting part is attached to an electrical wire guiding body without causing a hindrance to curving deformation of the electrical wire guiding body. An electrical wire guiding apparatus includes a long and thin electrical wire guiding body that receives insertion of a wire harness (electrical wires) and can undergo curving deformation, and holders, each of which has lock portions (leg portions and locking end portions) that can be locked to the outer surface of the electrical wire guiding body, and a holding portion that can hold a decorative lighting part. When the decorative lighting part is to be attached to the electrical wire guiding body, it is sufficient to hold the decorative lighting part in the holders and then lock the holders to the electrical wire guiding body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Inoue
  • Patent number: 9903540
    Abstract: A light emitting apparatus and lighting fixture including a plurality of light emitting sub assemblies, each sub assembly comprising a plurality of LEDs. At least one light emitting subassembly comprises a diffuser positioned in front of a light emitting side of the LEDs on the subassembly. At least one of the other light emitting subassembly comprises a reflector reflecting light emitted from the LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Appalachian Lighting Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: James J. Wassel
  • Patent number: 9851054
    Abstract: An apparatus, manufacture and method of illumination support being a single monolithic substrate with light emitting diodes mounted on the external sides of the monolithic substrate. The necessary circuitry for the LEDs is embedded in one or more rigid or flexible electrical substrate that is affixed to one or more of the external sides of the monolithic substrate. The two terminal ends of the monolithic substrate are designed to fit into the lamp sockets of an existing or new light fixture without the use of end caps or end socket adapters, which provides structural support for the monolithic substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Principal LED, LLC
    Inventor: John Bryan Vincent
  • Patent number: 9625135
    Abstract: Disclosed is an angle adjusting device for portable LED light, which includes two symmetrical outer housings of LED light, rotatable shafts fixed to the outer housings, two symmetrical handles, outer gears fixed on an end of the rotatable shafts, and bases. The handle is rotatably connected with the outer housing via the rotatable shafts; two pairs of guide rods are fixed on the handle; the base has an upper guide hole and a lower guide hole formed thereon; the guide rod is sleeved with a compression spring located into the upper guide hole, the base being capable of sliding up and down along the guide rod; and the base has a cavity formed at center thereof for accommodating the outer gear, a gear tooth being provided in the cavity for fitting the outer gear. It has simple structure and the angle between the two outer housings could be adjusted freely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Shenzhen Dokocom Energy Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Peilin Lin, Yaoyi He, Zhonglin Yang
  • Patent number: 9574753
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a conversion unit that controls an emission direction of light emitted from a light-emitting unit included in the illumination device. The conversion unit includes a ball-shaped main body, and may be formed between an upper body, which includes the light-emitting unit, and a lower body. An assembly unit may be formed in the upper body to couple the conversion unit, and the light emission direction may be appropriately controlled by controlling the shape of the ball-shaped main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventors: Won-chul Hwang, Jung-hyun Park, Jun-ho Jung, Hwan-woong Choi
  • Patent number: 9453635
    Abstract: Lighting modules having a first LED support having a first plurality of LEDs mounted thereon adjacent a center of the first LED support, a second LED support having an outer edge and an inner opening, and a second plurality of LEDs mounted thereon adjacent the inner opening of the second LED support, the second LED support being spaced apart from the first LED support, the inner opening of the second LED support being larger than the region of the first LED support having the first plurality of LEDs, whereby light from the LEDs on the first LED support may pass though the inner opening of the second LED support. Additional larger LED supports with LEDs may be added, and the assembly of the LED supports sealed with the outer edges of the LED supports extending outward for immersion and cooling in water when incorporated in a larger sealed assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: WET
    Inventors: Mark W. Fuller, John Canavan
  • Patent number: 9273847
    Abstract: An illumination device comprising at least one reflector and at least one light generating unit, wherein the at least one reflector is designed and arranged to reflect at least a portion of a light emitted by the at least one light generating unit into a spatial region that cannot be directly irradiated thereby, and the at least one light generating unit comprises at least one illuminating region having a substantially uniform emission characteristic in a circumferential direction of the illumination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Nicole Breidenassel, Fabian Reingruber
  • Patent number: 9121552
    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: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideharu Osawa
  • Patent number: 9115883
    Abstract: A lamp that houses an illumination source such as, for example, a number of light emitting diodes (LEDs), is selectively adjustable to vary the length of the lamp to accommodate a number of installation types and configurations. The single lamp housing design meets all the required lamp standards and can be used interchangeably within fixtures requiring differed lamp lengths. The lamp includes a base that is configured to be coupled to a power source of a lamp fixture. The lamp has a neck coupled to the base and a housing arrangement this is movable relative to the neck that can move between an extended and retracted position via a guide arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: C-M Glo, LLC
    Inventors: John D. Martin, Aaron W. Smith
  • Patent number: 9033547
    Abstract: A lighting device that includes a first panel of light sources, where the first panel has a first edge. The lighting device can also include a second panel of light sources, where the second panel has a second edge, where the second edge of the second panel of light sources is mechanically coupled to the first edge of the first panel of light sources. The first panel of light sources and the second panel of light sources can form an angle relative to each other. Adjusting the angle can adjust the light output from the light sources. Such an angle can be formed based on a target level of light received by a target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Manahan, Richard Rothenberger, Grant L. Gawronski
  • Patent number: 9028099
    Abstract: A LED light emitting group (1) apt to produce an outgoing light beam having its own optical axis (8) is equipped with a plurality of LEDs (18), distributed on a plate-shaped body (13) and having a fixed central plane portion (14) orthogonal to the optical axis (8) and a crown (13) of peripheral plane portions (16) tilted with respect to the central plane portion (14) and converging the one towards the other one and towards the central plane portion (14) and the optical axis (8); each one of said plane portions (14, 16) carrying a plurality of said LEDs (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijkle Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Claudio Spaccasassi, Carlo Albano
  • Publication number: 20150124452
    Abstract: An optics system for controlling the projection of LEDs using removable and adjustable inserts. The optics system includes, for example, a receptacle apparatus, a receptacle bowl and a rear entry insert that contains one or more LEDs of any wavelength. The receptacle apparatus contains a top surface; the receptacle bowl can be configured in multiple ways to control the projection of light from the insert. The insert snaps into the rear of the receptacle apparatus, and has a ridge that snaps into a groove on the receptacle apparatus. The removable inserts and the receptacle bowl adjust the projection of the light that initiates with the LED.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Lisa Sievers, Dylan James Sievers
  • Publication number: 20150117009
    Abstract: The present invention disclosed an automatically folded LED display screen and application method. The automatically folded LED display screen includes LED sub-displays hinged to each other, of which the LED sub-displays arranged at the top are provided with a fixture, with motors and winding reels, and the LED sub-displays screen arranged at the bottom are connected to a tray. The said winding reel is wound with steel wires, which are connected to the tray. The display screen can be automatically folded and unfolded, very easy to use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Yanping Liu
  • Publication number: 20150117008
    Abstract: A rotatable illumination system includes a base and an illumination apparatus. The base includes a first housing, a rotating axis, a first brush and a second brush. The illumination apparatus includes a second housing, at least one light source, and a first electrode set. The second housing includes a bottom portion fixed to the rotating axis. The light source is disposed on the second housing. The first electrode set is disposed on the outer surface of the bottom portion. The first electrode set includes a first outer annular electrode and a first inner annular electrode electrically insulated from the first outer electric disc. The first brush electrically contacts with the first outer annular electrode and the second brush electrically contacts with the first inner annular electrode. The first outer annular electrode and the first inner annular electrode electrically connect with the light source, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Chunghwa Picture Tubes, LTD.
    Inventors: Yung-Chien Chen, Chin-I Chiang
  • Publication number: 20150116997
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an LED lighting system for use in promoting biological growth. In one embodiment, the lighting system includes a plurality of “N” bar-like LED modules. Each of the LED modules is of the same length and the length is determined by the number of same-length LED circuit boards supported in an end-to-end manner by the LED module. The lighting system also includes a pair of bar-like end modules adapted to rigidly engage no more than “N” LED modules to realize a module structure in which the LED modules and the end modules respectively form the rungs and rails of a ladder-like structure. The lighting system is readily scalable in the length of the of the LED modules, as determined by the number of LED circuit boards supported, and in the number of LED modules supported by the pair of end modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: ACROOPTICS, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Andrew Tappert, Michael Alexander Hurowitz, Kai Makoto Hudek
  • Patent number: 8979304
    Abstract: A light emitting diode-based bulb and method of use are described. The LED bulb comprises a bracket and a housing. The bracket comprises a connector. The housing is rotatably coupled with the bracket and comprises a light emitting diode connected to the connector; and a fan connected to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventors: Gary K. Mart, Jeff Newman
  • Publication number: 20150070892
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighting system comprising at least one base member and at least one lighting device, the lighting device being able to be brought into functional connection with at least one supporting structure by means of the base member, and the base member comprising at least one first connecting member and the lighting device comprising at least one second connecting member that is able to be brought into function connection with the first connecting member, an attractive magnetic force also being able to be generated between the first connecting member and the second connecting member, and to a lighting device and a base member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Carsten Florian WITSCH
  • Publication number: 20150062883
    Abstract: A battery powered portable illumination device especially suitable for camping use is disclosed having three modes of use. The first mode is with left and right light units positioned back to back shining in opposite directions defining a closed position. The second mode uses a hinge to allow the light units to be rotated about the hinge until the left and right light units are pointed in the same direction defining an open position. A hook is provided for suspending the lamp on a support when it is in this open position. The third mode is an auxiliary illumination assembly or flashlight that is stored in and removable from the interior of the lamp and can be used independently of the left and right light units. The light units typically are LEDs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Ningbo Taller Electrical Appliance Co., LTD
    Inventor: Jianli Shen
  • Publication number: 20150055343
    Abstract: The invention describes a luminaire element (10) for a luminaire (1), which luminaire element (10) comprises a first light-emitting device (11); a second light-emitting device (12); a frame (2) realised to accommodate the first light-emitting device (11) and the second light-emitting device (12), which frame (2) comprises a connecting interface (22, 23) realised to physically and electrically connect to a further luminaire element (10) of the luminaire (1); and wherein the first light-emitting device (11) and the second light-emitting device (12) are arranged within the frame (2) such that the first light-emitting device (11) emits to a first side of the luminaire element (10), and the second light-emitting device (12) emits to a second side of the luminaire element (10). The invention also describes a frame (2) of such a luminaire element (10); and a luminaire (1) comprising a plurality of such luminaire elements (10). The invention further describes an assembly element (4A, 4B, 4C), and a luminaire kit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Huaizhou Liao, Yi Tang, Feng He
  • Publication number: 20150055344
    Abstract: A luminaire module (1) arranged to radiate light in all directions is disclosed. It comprises a plurality of sections (5, 6) each having an LED (7) and at least one electrical terminal (3, 4) opposing said LED (7). The sections (5, 6) are attachable to each other with their LED's (7) facing outwardly so that the electrical terminals (3, 4) of each section (5, 6) face each other within the luminaire module (1). The sections (5, 6) are attachable to each other in spaced relation A lighting network comprises a plurality of luminaire modules (1), wherein the luminaire modules (1) are coupled to each other in a three dimensional form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Willem Piet Van Hoof, Michel Cornelis Josephus Marie Vissenberg, Andreas Aloysius Henricus Duijmelink, Mark Johannes Antonius Verhoeven, Melike Yavuz
  • Publication number: 20150049479
    Abstract: A lighting system with extended arrays of LED light engines is disclosed. The extended arrays of LED light engines are coupled to bent, curved, contoured or angled support surfaces withing a housing structure, coupled to bent, curved, contoured or angled surfaces of the housing structure or a combination thereof. Preferably, the extended arrays of LED light engines emit both upward and downward lighting through diffuse surfaces of the housing structure. In some embodiments of the invention the positions and/or angles of light emitting surfaces of extended arrays of LED light engines are adjustable within the housing structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: FINELITE INC.
    Inventors: Walter Blue Clark, David Daoud Aziz, Arlan R. Santos, Aaron Matthew Smith
  • Patent number: 8950899
    Abstract: An LED light device includes display means, track-means, and removable LED-unit(s). The use of track-means and removable LED-units allows the number of the LED-units and the arrangements of LEDs on the LED-units to be easily varied in order to provide light devices having a desired cost, brightness, color, viewing angle, illumination direction and/or area functions, and effects. Furthermore, the track-means may have a multiple-surface construction and a desired length of track-means and width of the LED-units to enable further customization of the light device by addition or removal of light units from the different surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Publication number: 20150023017
    Abstract: A portable, low-energy light tower to provide high, bright light having ground-engaging elements, a telescoping mast secured to the base and the mast having a pivot, the telescoping mast being rotatable about the pivot between a transport position and an operating position, and LED lighting elements at the top end of the telescoping mast. An electrically operated linear actuator mounted on the telescoping mast extends and retracts the telescoping mast through a system of cables and pulleys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: RIDE Inc.
    Inventors: Paul S. Smith, Danny S. Smith, Gregory A. Hartman
  • Patent number: 8929083
    Abstract: Supports for plural billboard display modules include one or more structural frames mountable to existing billboard poster panels and other planar structural surfaces; each individual structural frame having a sufficient number of frame cutout areas to minimize frame weight to no greater than fifty pounds for hand lifting and mounting to the poster panels, but not such a sufficient number of frame cutout areas to compromise the structural integrity of the structural frame for resisting wind load forces in excess of 100 pounds per square foot when mounted to the poster panels while supporting the plural billboard display modules; and wherein each structural frame is arranged in an array of structural bay members defined by the cutout areas and visual separation features, the visual separation features facilitating the separating of the array into smaller array configurations, wherein the smallest array is a one bay high by one bay wide configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventors: David Franklin Cox, Arne E. Carlson
  • Patent number: 8928211
    Abstract: A 360-degree projection LED bulb includes a bulb holder, a transparent bulb seat, a transparent bulb shell, an upper luminosity module, a heat dissipating seat, and a plurality of sidelight luminosity modules. The upper luminosity module includes upper LEDs supported within an upper end of the transparent bulb seat and can be driven to project light beams towards the transparent bulb shell. The heat dissipating seat is engaged on a lower end face of an upper LED substrate of the upper luminosity module and includes side walls formed as an annular polygon. Each sidelight luminosity module is mounted on an associated side wall and includes a lateral LED substrate and at least one lateral LED disposed on the lateral LED substrate. Each lateral LED can be driven to radiate horizontally and downward via the transparent bulb seat. As such, the LED bulb realizes wide-angle radiation effect and superior cooling effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Wen-Sung Hu
  • Patent number: 8926134
    Abstract: Lighting module mounted onto a C-shaped rail having a bottom wall and electrical lines extending along the rail includes a light source board having a first face carrying one or more light radiation sources and a second face carrying electrical contacts. A channel-shaped housing envelops the board and has a web wall for emitting the light radiation and two opposed side walls each facing one of the longitudinal edges of the board. Each of a pair of opposed guide members extends along one of the longitudinal edges of the board facing a corresponding side wall of the housing. Each of the guide members and the corresponding side wall of the housing have complementary, mutually cooperating, ramp-like surfaces to retain the light source board within the housing. Elastic members urge the board away from the web wall of the housing, whereby the complementary ramp-like surfaces are elastically urged against each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Hast, Lorenzo Roberto Trevisanello, Franco Zanon
  • Publication number: 20140362574
    Abstract: Discloses a Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting system comprising one or more LED lighting fixture and at least one connector for each LED lighting fixture. The LED lighting fixture has a light Emitting Diode (LED) light strip comprising a substrate, at least one LED light and at least two conductive strips. The LED light is electrically connected to the conductive strips. Each connector comprises at least one conductive contact and/or at least one socket configured to connect at least two LED lighting fixture and/or to connect one LED light fixture and a plug or power cord. At least two LED lighting fixture is connected by inserting each end of the connector to the transverse side of one LED lighting fixture without soldering such that the conductive contact comes in contact with the conductive strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Barrett
  • Patent number: 8894239
    Abstract: The invention provides a lighting unit comprising a substantially continuous, pliable surface (10) and a plurality of light sources. The light sources (20) are arranged to generate light beams (24) with respective optical axes (O). Each of the light sources (20) is connected to the pliable surface (10) at respective surface areas (30) of the pliable surface (10), whereby orientations of the respective surface areas (20) and orientations of the respective optical axes (O) are linked. The pliable surface (10) has a profile (Z) that is pliable into different profiles with corresponding different orientations of at least part of the plurality of surface areas (30). The lighting unit can thus easily provide different illumination profiles. In this way, a flexible lighting unit is provided, as the profile of the pliable surface can be defined and, after having been initially defined, also changed in dependence on e.g. user needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Koninkijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Matthias Wendt, Maimé Indigo Melanie Ruh
  • Patent number: 8888322
    Abstract: A reflector for light radiation sources, the reflector taking the form, for example, of a cup centered around a main axis with a bottom opening for a source of light radiation, the reflector including a cup-shaped base portion extending from the bottom opening to an outer rim, and an annular portion surrounding the outer rim. The annular portion may be telescopically coupled to the base portion and may be moveable with respect to the base portion along the main axis in order to vary the length over which the annular portion extends along the main axis with respect to the outer rim of the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Alberto Alfier, Simone Capeleto, Dina Pasqualini
  • Publication number: 20140334155
    Abstract: A worklight includes a center core comprising an inner cavity, a first panel coupled to the center core, in which the first panel comprises at least one first LED module, and a second panel coupled to the center core opposite the first panel, in which the second panel comprises at least one second LED module. The worklight further includes a hanger comprising a core guide rod and an outer molding. The core guide rod comprises a shaft portion extending within the inner cavity at a distal end and a hook portion bent at an approximately 90° angle to the shaft portion. The hook portion is disposed within the outer molding, and the outer molding comprises a plurality of detents on a bottom surface. The plurality of detents are configured to hang the worklight in a plurality of angles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: James Richard Christ, Christopher Michael Bryant
  • Patent number: 8870414
    Abstract: A utility illumination device comprises a first end member, a second end member and a light tube coupled between the first end member and the second end member. The first end member has at least one faceted surface along an edge thereof. Analogously, the second end member has at least one faceted surface along an edge thereof. The illumination device further comprises an illumination assembly within the light tube that comprises a light source. The illumination device is manually adjustable to change the direction of light emitted from the illumination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventors: Gregory William Goeckel, David P. Bohman
  • Publication number: 20140313721
    Abstract: An electric lighting arrangement including a plurality of lighting units each containing a plurality of LED lights, to form a strip of lights. The units are adapted to be joined together by means of a ball joint arrangement, which comprises two conjoined balls, each ball being adapted to be mounted in a retaining bail cup in a lighting unit, ball cups being provided on opposed ends of the units to enable the units to be pivotable one relative to the other in all planes. Each lighting unit includes a main body incorporating a heat sink in the form of head conducting fins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: David MORGAN
  • Patent number: 8864360
    Abstract: A lighting assembly includes a light guide having opposed major surfaces between which light propagates by total internal reflection and a light input edge. The light assembly also includes a light engine. The light engine has a heat conductive armature having a receptacle for a portion of the light guide that includes the light input edge and a light source retained by and thermally coupled to the armature. The armature functions as a heat sink for dissipating heat generated by the light source. The light guide is mechanically retained in the receptacle, and the light guide and the armature cooperate to align the light input edge with the light source for inputting light from the light source into the light guide through the light input edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Rambus Delaware LLC
    Inventors: Jeffery R. Parker, Timothy A. McCollum, Martin E. Ligas, Joseph Crookston, Fumitomo Hide, Alexey Titov, Ian Hardcastle
  • Publication number: 20140307438
    Abstract: First and second modules carrying LED circuit boards are interconnected by an interconnection mechanism which enables the modules to both pivot and move linearly with respect to one another such that the distance and angle between the modules may each be varied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Dennis Pearson, Wesley Scott Dochnahl, Guang Jin