Flexible Patents (Class 362/249.04)
  • Patent number: 11347135
    Abstract: Provided herein is an on-camera light or a double-sided light for a camera. Both the on-camera light and the double-sided light have a hollow body with a front light-transmitting surface and a back light-transmitting surface and a plurality of light emitting diodes attached to a pair of circuit boards disposed within the hollow body. A control board is operably connected to the pair of LED circuit boards, to a power source, which is connected to a switch, to a brightness adjustment knob, and to a display. The on-camera light has a camera mount, for example, a cold shoe head with a male mounting foot for attachment on a camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: ZhiSheng Xu
  • Patent number: 11280457
    Abstract: Light fixtures often have bright spots caused by the light sources that can be unpleasant or uncomfortable to look at. A light system is provided that diffuses the light. The light system includes an exterior body defining a void therein and an internal structure positioned within the void. The internal structure comprises at least a web and a flange extending from the web, and one or more lights positioned along the length of the web. The internal structure supports the exterior body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: MOLO DESIGN, LTD.
    Inventors: Todd P. MacAllen, Stephanie J. Forsythe
  • Patent number: 11280486
    Abstract: An electrical card connection system for an electrical lamp, including a neon lamp which has an upper lamp section and a lower base section, the base section having an end opening leading into a slotted cavity. An electrical circuit card has positive and negative card contacts affixed thereto, each card contact having through slots. An electrical wire carrying a positive charge and an electrical wire carrying a negative charge are connected to a power source. Each wire has an electrical contact member at its terminus. When the electrical contact members at the terminus of each wire are inserted into the slots of the card contacts and the electrical circuit card is inserted into the slotted cavity of the base section, the electricity from the power source is transmitted through the wires into the base section in order to illuminate the lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventor: Sikai Chen
  • Patent number: 11092328
    Abstract: A lamp is provided, the lamp comprising at least one LED module and a first housing part, wherein the LED module is sealed to the first housing part against environmental influences jointly by a first sealing member and a sealing compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: LEDVANCE GMBH
    Inventors: Jun Liu, Shijun Nie, Haitao Wen
  • Patent number: 11062628
    Abstract: A Light-Emitting Diode (LED) apparatus has one or more LED display modules. At least one of the one or more LED display modules has a plurality of LED display submodules. The plurality of LED display submodules are flexibly coupled to each other to form a flexible display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: 10644137 CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Majid Pahlevaninezhad, Sam Scherwitz, Iman Askarianabyaneh, Shekari Dawood Beyragh
  • Patent number: 11022255
    Abstract: A light fixture includes a printed circuit board received in a housing. At least one light-emitting diode is mounted on a first region of the printed circuit board and an electronic driver is mounted on a second region of the printed circuit board. The first region is connected to the second region by a deformation zone of the printed circuit board formed in one-piece with the first region and the second region. The first region and the second region are electrically contacted with one another through the deformation zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: LEDVANCE GMBH
    Inventor: Krisztian Novak
  • Patent number: 11014492
    Abstract: A system for signaling vehicle deceleration having an acceleration sensor, processor, lamp controller, power supply, mount, and lamp. The acceleration sensor gathers acceleration data of the vehicle, and the processor interprets the acceleration data gathered. If, based on that data, the processor determines that the vehicle is decelerating beyond a preset threshold, the processor powers the lamp via the lamp controller. The system adjusts for various orientations and positions of installment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventor: Roland Alexander Hence
  • Patent number: 10989394
    Abstract: An OLED lighting module comprising a support (2); an OLED lighting panel (3) with an emissive side with emissive and non-emissive areas (38) and an opposite side which comprises an OLED substrate (31), an OLED light-generating unit and a circuit board (34); an opaque liner with a first section (41) that covers at least part of the non-emitting areas (38) over the OLED substrate and a second section (42) that extend past the edges of the OLED substrate on the emissive side of the OLED panel; and an opaque bezel (6) in contact with the support (20), the opaque bezel (6) covering at least part of the second section (42) of the opaque liner but not the first section (41) of the opaque liner. By covering only that portion of an opaque liner that extends past the edges of the OLED substrate with a bezel and not the OLED substrate itself, the module can be made thin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: OLEDWorks LLC
    Inventors: Wilhelmus Johannes Hendricus Ansems, Rémy Cyrille Broersma, Martinus Petrus (Martin) Creusen, Jozef Willebrordus van Roosmalen, Martin Herman Weggen, Jiang Hong (Joan) Yu
  • Patent number: 10916735
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel including: a bending area at which the display panel is bent with reference to a bending axis, and a non-bending area at which the display panel is not bent and at which an image is displayed; and a support member on which is supported the display panel, defining: a recessed portion disposed in the bending area; first and second bumps spaced apart from each other to define the recessed portion therebetween; and extensions extended from the first and second bumps, in a direction away from the recessed portion, to opposing ends of the support member, respectively. In cross-section, a size of the first bump is different from a size of the second bump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ohjune Kwon, Moonwon Chang, Seungwook Kwon, Hyojeong Kwon, Doohwan Kim, Minsang Kim
  • Patent number: 10914438
    Abstract: A system and method comprised of an LED light strip whose electrically insulating core structure is somewhat flexible and elastic and whose alternating light producing sections and narrower clip sections have a top side containing LED elements and control signals and an underside containing a high capacity voltage bus, and a three sided mounting structure where an installed LED light strip is the fourth side with LED elements facing out and the voltage bus protected inside, and a clip system of two halves which affix to each other around a narrower clip section with a lower half connecting electrically to the voltage bus under the narrower clip section and installing in one side of the mounting structure and an upper half connecting electrically to control signals on the top half of the narrower clip section and installing in the other side of the mounting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Jeremy P. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10845013
    Abstract: A flexible light assembly includes a flexible elongated enclosure and a flexible light circuit board, which includes a plurality of light sources mounted thereto. The flexible elongated body includes a channel with a bottom surface and at least one support for supporting the flexible light circuit board above the bottom surface wherein when the flexible light circuit board is inserted into the flexible elongated enclosure there is a space between bottom side of the circuit board and the bottom surface of the channel to allow air flow there between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Vista Manufacturing Inc
    Inventors: Alexander Tolen, Mitchell Bruhn, Ian Michael Frank
  • Patent number: 10727621
    Abstract: An electrical connector system includes a cap, a printed circuit board, and a tray. The cap includes a plurality of hinge pins disposed on transverse sides of the cap, a plurality of cap mounting holes that extend through the cap, a cap light cutout portion, and a plurality of cap retention features. The printed circuit board includes a plurality of printed circuit board mounting holes, a printed circuit board light cutout portion, a plurality of printed circuit board electrical contacts, and a plurality of pogo-pins that are electrically connected to the corresponding plurality of printed circuit board electrical contacts. The tray includes a plurality of hinge pin receivers formed in transverse sidewalls of the tray, a tray mounting surface, and a plurality of tray retention features. Each hinge pin receiver includes a first portion separated from a second portion by a pin retention feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: LED INSPIRATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas William Senofsky, Reed Jeffrey Holland, John Tyler Stenz
  • Patent number: 10727440
    Abstract: A display device includes a substrate including a display area and a peripheral area outside the display area, the peripheral area including a bendable bending region, a display member on the display area of the substrate to display an image, and a protection film under the substrate, the protection film including a groove at a position corresponding to the bending region of the peripheral area, wherein the groove includes a bottom surface and inner walls extending from the bottom surface to a surface of the protection film, a boundary part being defined at an intersection of each inner wall with the surface of the protection film, and wherein boundary parts adjacent to opposite ends of the protection film are separated from the opposite ends of the protection film, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byoung Yong Kim, Jeong Ho Hwang
  • Patent number: 10724721
    Abstract: A LED bulb includes a circuit board, a lighting module, an electrical connector, and a lamp shade. The circuit board includes a slot. The lighting module includes a transmissive substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The lighting module includes a circuit layer arranged on the first surface, an electrode component arranged on the first surface and electrically connected to the circuit layer, a plurality of LED dies arranged on the first surface and electrically connected to the circuit layer and the electrode component, and the phosphor layer covering the first surface and the second surface. The electrical connector is electrically connected to the circuit board. The lamp shade is associated with the electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: EPISTAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hwa Su, Tzu-Chi Cheng, Hong-Zhi Liu
  • Patent number: 10690302
    Abstract: LED lighting sheets feature foldable light-sheets including multiple illumination modules electrically interconnected such that unremoved illumination units remain energized upon removal of one or more by horizontal, vertical and or diagonal cuts. A new and non-obvious conductor geometry forms a 3D mesh that is resistant to cutting from any direction in 45 degree increments. Relatively constant illumination levels are maintained in the remaining LEE's by using relatively high resistance series connected current limiting resistors for each LEE. Each current limiting resistor may be, for example, ten times the resistance of the entire lower ribbon conductive layer. Tunable color LEE's are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: David Brooks, Yulin Xu
  • Patent number: 10622405
    Abstract: A light engine is disclosed in which the light engine contains a core having an opening extending completely therethrough and independently addressable LED segments. The opening defines an inner surface of the core. Each segment has LEDs and is attached to a flexible PCB. The PCB has a flexible body attached to one of an inner or outer surface of the core and to which the segments are mounted, and flexible legs extending from the body, along the core, and traverse and adjacent to the other of the inner or outer surface. A light guide plate (LGP) receives and guides light from the segments so that the light exits to provide illumination. The segments emit light in all directions of a plane created by the LGP. A reflector opposes and covers a top surface of the LGP and the segments and reflects light from the LGP back into the LGP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Frederic Stephane Diana, Yifeng Qiu, Michael Wasilko, Nazila Soleimani, Jeroen Den Breejen, Alan Andrew McReynolds, Gregory Donald Guth
  • Patent number: 10465856
    Abstract: A lighting device is disclosed. The lighting device comprises a light transmitting housing and a solid state light source carrier (1) arranged inside the housing. The carrier (1) includes a cylindrical support (2), which has two polygon base surfaces (2a, 2b) and a number of side surfaces (2c), and a flexible circuit strip (3) which has several solid state light sources (4) mounted thereon. The strip (3) is wrapped around the cylindrical support (2) so that the strip (3) extends at least once across each base surface (2a, 2b). A method for producing a lighting device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Johannes Gerrit Jan Beijer
  • Patent number: 10359173
    Abstract: A portable lamp powered by a battery charged by solar panel or by wall-outlet power, opens from (a) a flat book-like configuration with a collapsed light diffuser to (b) an open book-like configuration with a half-dome origami-like light diffuser to (c) a book opened so the outsides of the covers are back-to-back forming a 24-faced altered-cube-shape light diffuser. The spine of the “book” has ports for receiving wall outlet power and for charging an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Alice M. Chun
  • Patent number: 10317022
    Abstract: The present invention, a spiral wrap lighting system, may include a series of light-emitting diodes, commonly referred to within the lighting industry as an LED flexible strip, affixed upon or otherwise attached to a surface or surfaces of a spiraling tubular shape, such as would occur if a tube were to have a torsion cut, which may include materials known to the electrical industry as spiral wrap sleeve tubing, being configured overall into any combination of innumerable linear or curvilinear shapes being capable of spanning within, from, between, or wrapping around other objects for the purpose of providing illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Angler's-Friend, LLC
    Inventors: Corben D. Tannahill, David B. Tannahill
  • Patent number: 10060605
    Abstract: The application discloses a bendable LED module, which comprises: an elastic component layer (20) on which a plurality of light emitting assemblies are arranged; an adjusting part (30) which acts on the back of the elastic component layer (20) and tightens or stretches the two sides of the elastic component layer (20), such that the elastic component layer (20) is bent into an inner arc or outer arc. After the elastic component layer (20) is bent and deformed, a larger clearance or gap won't appear between the light emitting assemblies, which makes the display effect better.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: GLUX VISUAL EFFECTS TECH (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xia Lan, Ming Lan, Yuancai Xu
  • Patent number: 10014342
    Abstract: A LED filament includes LED chips, a first bracket and a second bracket. The LED chips are secured on the first bracket and/or the second bracket. The first bracket and the second bracket are made out of metal. Two ends of each of the LED chips are electrically connected with the first bracket and the second bracket, or the plurality of LED chips are divided into groups of serially connected LED chips. Two ends of each of the groups of serially connected LED chips are electrically connected with the first bracket and the second bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG DINGXIN ARTS & CRAFTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiang Chen
  • Patent number: 9927100
    Abstract: A LED lamp includes an elongated at least partially optically transmissive enclosure having a first end and a second end. LEDs are in the enclosure and are operable to emit light through the enclosure when energized through an electrical path. A first pin is mounted to the first end of the enclosure and a second pin mounted to the second end of the enclosure, the first pin and the second pin are in the electrical path. The LEDs are mounted on an LED board. A plurality of discrete braces are spaced along the length of the LED board and are mounted to the LED board. The braces support and position the LED board in the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Rowlette, Jr., David Power
  • Patent number: 9895550
    Abstract: In a flexible LED pad for use in phototherapy treatment of humans or animals, the PCBs in the pad are securely linked together with electrical connectors and ribbon cables to prevent the connections from being broken as the flexible pad is bent or otherwise deformed during the treatment. In one embodiment, low-profile socket connectors are mounted to the PCBs and mate with plug connectors at the ends of the ribbon cables. For similar reasons, the LED pad may be connected to an LED control unit by means of an electrical connector (e.g. a USB socket) mounted to a PCB in the LED pad. The PCBs, on which the LEDs are mounted, are fitted into a downset in the flexible pad to prevent the LEDs from becoming misaligned with openings in the flexible pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Applied BioPhotonics Ltd
    Inventors: Richard K. Williams, Keng Hung Lin, Yu-Min Lin, Daniel Schell, Joseph Leahy
  • Patent number: 9844608
    Abstract: A solution in which an ultraviolet radiation source is mounted on a flexible substrate is provided. The flexible substrate is capable of having a deformation curvature of at least 0.1 inverse meters. The flexible substrate may be incorporated within an existing enclosure or included in the enclosure. The flexible substrate can be utilized as part of a solution for disinfecting one or more items located within the enclosure. In this case, while the items are within the enclosure, ultraviolet radiation is generated and directed at the items. Wiring for the ultraviolet radiation source can be embedded within the flexible substrate and the flexible substrate can have at least one of: a wave-guiding structure, an ultraviolet absorbing surface, or an ultraviolet reflective surface. A control system can be utilized to manage generation of the ultraviolet radiation within the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy James Bettles, Alexander Dobrinsky, Michael Shur, Remigijus Gaska
  • Patent number: 9732918
    Abstract: The invention discloses a novel LED lamp string and a hose lamp therewith, wherein, the serial lighting LED lamp string is formed by serial connection of a plurality of connection wires and a plurality of LED lighting chips, the front ends of the connection wires at two sides are respectively welded on the lower end surface electrifying welding areas, block pins facing the outside are formed at the tails of the front ends of the connection wires, each LED lighting chip, the welded points of the connection wires at two corresponding sides thereof and the corresponding block pins are tightly wrapped and plastic-packaged by small insulation plastic bodies. The hose lamp saves materials and is firm and reliable and simple in machining process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventors: Chenglun Wang, Luhua Chang
  • Patent number: 9702532
    Abstract: A compact, environmentally isolated platform for mounting optical components, comprising a plurality of similarly shaped substantially flat plates, an enclosing structural element, and an interior structural element. The similarly shaped substantially flat plates are comprised of metal or composite material, define planes generally parallel to each other, are configured to receive mountable optical components, and have at least one aperture. The enclosing structural element is comprised of metal or composite material, is shaped to generally contain the plurality of similarly shaped substantially flat plates with an interior surface shaped to accommodate the perimeters of the plurality of similarly shaped substantially flat plates, and surrounds the perimeters of the plurality of similarly shaped substantially flat plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Photometics, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian N. Pierce, Lawrence A. Zulch
  • Patent number: 9694744
    Abstract: A flexible lighting system includes a printed circuit board, a flexible multiple electrical conductor strip, a light source, and a flexible light conductor. The light source is mounted on the flexible multiple electrical conductor strip and is electrically connected to the printed circuit board by the flexible multiple electrical conductor strip. The flexible light conductor is mounted on the flexible multiple electrical conductor strip to conduct light from the light source. A component, such as, a gauge can have a display with a graphical element that is illuminated or backlit by the flexible light conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Maria Nohemi Bravo Solis, Monica Abigail Aceves Mendoza, Humberto Merchand Alvarado
  • Patent number: 9657924
    Abstract: A 3D curved structure and LED 3D curved lead frame for a curved surface illumination of an illumination device. First of all, draw illumination circuit with banded structure of multilayer lead frame on 3D illumination curved surface, then spread these curved circuit into plane circuit, dismantle the banded structure of multilayer lead frame of circuit into circuit pattern of single layers, use process the prototype of circuit patterns of each layer with conductive metal charge tape, and produce the prototype of banded structure of multilayer conductive frame through repeated accumulation of multi-disc charge tapes, and install the LED chip on the installation seat to get LED flat lead frame, then flex the conductive metal into LED 3D curved lead frame with jig and paste on the luminous curved surface, and package them with transparent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: LONGWIDE TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Huan-Jan Chien, Tsung-Hong Tsai
  • Patent number: 9631799
    Abstract: A 3D curved structure and LED 3D curved lead frame for a curved surface illumination of an illumination device. First of all, draw illumination circuit with banded structure of multilayer lead frame on 3D illumination curved surface, then spread these curved circuit into plane circuit, dismantle the banded structure of multilayer lead frame of circuit into circuit pattern of single layers, use process the prototype of circuit patterns of each layer with conductive metal charge tape, and produce the prototype of banded structure of multilayer conductive frame through repeated accumulation of multi-disc charge tapes, and install the LED chip on the installation seat to get LED flat lead frame, then flex the conductive metal into LED 3D curved lead frame with jig and paste on the luminous curved surface, and package them with transparent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: LONGWIDE TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Huan-Jan Chien, Tsung-Hong Tsai
  • Patent number: 9557041
    Abstract: This invention relates to separately produce the complicated 3D curved structure and LED 3D curved lead frame to meet the demand of the complicated curved surface illumination of illumination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: LONGWIDE TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Huan-Jan Chien, Tsung-Hong Tsai
  • Patent number: 9538596
    Abstract: What is described is a lighting unit 10 with a plurality of lighting segments 30a, 30b. The lighting segments 30a, 30b are arranged on a strip 40 in spaced relation from each other. Each lighting segment 30a, 30b is connected to an electrical supply terminal 20. In order to obtain a lighting unit with a flexible electrical configuration, each lighting segment 30a, 30b comprises at least one LED element and at least one driver circuit 36 including a controllable, current limiting element for controlling a current through the LED element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Harald Josef Günther Radermacher
  • Patent number: 9500355
    Abstract: A lamp is provided with multiple light emitting elements such as e.g., LEDs, positioned about a heat sink. The heat sink contains an active cooling device that provides a flow of air over the heat sink to transfer heat away from the light emitting elements. One or more optical elements are positioned over the light emitting elements to e.g., assist in light distribution. The lamp construction improves the dissipation of heat while also providing for a more omni-directional distribution of light intensity. Embodiments of the lamp can be provided with one or more features to enhance aesthetic appeal and improve manufacturability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Glenn Howard Kuenzler, Jeremias Anthony Martins
  • Patent number: 9482416
    Abstract: Provided is an article comprising a flexible circuit comprising a polymeric dielectric layer having first and second major surfaces, one or both of the first and second major surfaces having a conductive layer thereon, wherein at least one conductive layer comprises an electrical circuit configured to power one or more light emitting semi-conductor devices located on the flexible circuit, wherein the flexible circuit is shaped to form a three dimensional structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Alejandro Aldrin Il Agcaoili Narag, Ravi Palaniswamy, Arokiaraj Jesudoss, Justine A. Mooney
  • Patent number: 9383073
    Abstract: A power supply module may include an at least partially flexible support; a supply unit arranged on the support; and at least one outlet connection for a lighting module which can be fed by the supply unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Frost, Steffen Strauss
  • Patent number: 9328873
    Abstract: A light bulb includes a glass bulb having a top part and a bottom part which is connected to the top part. A light unit is located in a space defined between the top and bottom parts. The light unit has a transverse circuit board and at least one upright circuit board. Multiple Light Emitting Diodes are connected to the top surface and the bottom surface of the transverse circuit board. The at least one upright circuit board is connected to the top surface of the transverse circuit board. Multiple Light Emitting Diodes are connected to the outside surface of the at least one upright circuit board. The light beams from the Light Emitting Diodes go through the glass bulb and toward different directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventors: Tai-Hsiang Huang, Kuan-Hsiang Huang
  • Patent number: 9285082
    Abstract: A LED lamp includes an optically transmissive enclosure and a base connected to the enclosure. LEDs are mounted on a substrate for emitting light when energized though an electrical path from the base. The mounting substrate for the LEDs has a surface that is exposed to the exterior of the enclosure for transmitting heat from the plurality of LEDs and dissipating heat to the ambient environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventor: Praneet Athalye
  • Patent number: 9279561
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) lamp tube for replacing a linear fluorescent lamp that includes an inner tube wall, an outer tube wall, at least one LED array, and at least one waveguide, where the at least one LED array is coupled to an inner surface of the inner tube wall. The at least one waveguide is coupled to the end of the outer tube and is configured to reflect light emitted from the at least one LED array toward a space located between the inner tube wall and the outer tube wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Christopher Lee Bohler
  • Patent number: 9261257
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an obstruction lighting system for an elevated structure. In one embodiment, the obstruction lighting system for the elevated structure includes two obstruction light beacons that provide at a light output, wherein each one of the two obstruction light beacons comprises a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) and at least one optic, wherein each one of the two light beacons provides at least a 180 degree light output in a horizontal direction for being operated together to provide a combined 360 degree light output in a horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Dialight Corporation
    Inventor: John Patrick Peck
  • Patent number: 9163788
    Abstract: LED light bulbs especially suited for use in table lamps or floor lamps with lamp shades. The LED light bulbs include optics which provide more limited but more uniform illumination of the lamp shade and provide more uniform illumination through the top and bottom apertures of the lamp shade. The light bulbs comprise an electrical coupling base (e.g., Edison screw base) coupled via an insulating coupling piece to a tube. Metal Core Printed Circuit Boards on which LEDs with lenses are mounted are mechanically coupled to the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventor: Philip A. Premysler
  • Patent number: 9052074
    Abstract: Provide a plurality of lighting modules. Connect together a plurality of the lighting modules for forming a series of lighting modules. Cut the series of lighting modules into lighting devices having a lighting module. Interconnection elements of the last lighting module of each lighting device are cut along their transverse axes. Each lighting module includes a first set of contacts placed at a first end of said lighting module and a second set of contacts placed in corresponding positions at a second end of said lighting module. Each lighting module is connected to the next lighting module by means of interconnection elements which connect the first set of contacts of each lighting module to the second set of contacts of the next lighting module. Interconnection elements include a base plate and a hollow portion in order to form female connectors when said interconnection elements are cut along their transverse axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Osram GmbH
    Inventors: Gerald Katzler, Alessandro Scordino, Franco Zanon
  • Patent number: 9046248
    Abstract: A semiconductor light emitting apparatus includes an elongated hollow wavelength conversion tube that includes an elongated wavelength conversion tube wall having wavelength conversion material, such as phosphor, dispersed therein. A semiconductor light emitting device is oriented to emit light inside the elongated hollow wavelength conversion tube to impinge upon the elongated wavelength conversion tube wall and the wavelength conversion material dispersed therein. The elongated hollow wavelength conversion tube may have an open end, a crimped end, a reflective end, and/or other configurations. Multiples tubes and/or multiple semiconductor light emitting devices may also be used in various configurations. Related assembling methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher P. Hussell, John Adam Edmond
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9028098
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) component includes a base having a main body and a wiring pattern. The main body defines an axis and includes two connecting surfaces respectively located at two opposite sides thereof, and a plurality of interconnected mounting surfaces surrounding the axis and connected between the connecting surfaces. The wiring pattern is at least disposed on the mounting surfaces and includes electrically insulated anode and cathode. A plurality of light emitting diode (LED) chips are disposed on the mounting surfaces. Each LED chip is electrically connected to the anode and the cathode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignees: Lite-On Opto Technology (Changzhou) Co., Ltd., Lite-On Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Po-Wei Li
  • Publication number: 20150117001
    Abstract: A flexible circuit board is disclosed, including a first insulation layer, a second insulation layer and a circuit layer, wherein the first insulation layer is attached to one side of the circuit layer and the second insulation layer is attached to the other side of the circuit layer, each of the first insulation layer and the second insulation layer is provided with a foldable portion along their length, the foldable portion of the first insulation layer is corresponding in position with the foldable portion of the second insulation layer, and the circuit layer includes a set of power wires and at least one lighting wire. And a method for manufacturing the flexible circuit board, and a LED flexible strip light are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Ben FAN
  • Patent number: 8998450
    Abstract: A light module (1; 14), comprising a carrier (8, 10) for mounting at least one semiconductor source (5), in particular a light emitting diode, wherein: the carrier (8, 10) has a flexible printed circuit board (10), the flexible printed circuit board (10) is bonded face-to face to at least one base plate, (8) and the carrier (8, 10) can be bent along at least one predetermined bending line (3; 3a-3e), the base plate (8) can be bent along the at least one bending line, (3; 3a-3e), the base plate (8) has at least one cutout (9) along the bending line (3; 3a-3e) and the flexible printed circuit board (10) has at least one strip (11; 15) which crosses at least one of the cutouts (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Preuschl
  • Publication number: 20150092413
    Abstract: Flexible light engines capable of being cut, and methods thereof, are provided. A cuttable flexible light engine includes a flexible strip and strings of solid state light sources coupled in parallel. A voltage balancer establishes a desired current flow through the strings of solid state light sources when the flexible strip is cut to a desired length, and may be part of a connector placed where the strip is cut. The strings may be provided in a first set of strings coupled in parallel between a first conductive path and an intermediate conductive path and a second set of strings coupled in parallel between the intermediated conductive path and a second conductive path. A cuttable flexible light engine may also include test points positioned within the strings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: OSRAM SYLVANIA INC.
    Inventors: Ming Li, Robert Harrison, Keng Chen, Arnulf Rupp
  • Publication number: 20150077998
    Abstract: A flexible LED light string includes a power control assembly and at least one light strip, wherein the power control assembly uses a main connector for screwing to a front connector of the at least one light strip. The strip further has a rear connector for screwing to another light strip sequentially connected. By screwing the rear and front connectors of two adjacent light strips, forming a decorative light string with a required length is relatively easy and fast. Waterproof elements may be provided between two assembled connectors to improve sealing effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: GEMMY INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Cheng-Chun ZHANG
  • Patent number: 8979348
    Abstract: A backlight module and a light source module thereof are disclosed. The light source module includes a substrate, at least one first light source, and at least one second light source. The substrate includes a first substrate portion and a second substrate portion. The first substrate portion extends along a length direction, and the second substrate portion bends an acute angle corresponding to an extending surface of the first substrate portion. The at least one first light source and the at least one second light source are disposed on the first substrate portion and the second substrate portion respectively. The acute angle is existed between the light-emitting directions of the first light source and the second light source, and the light-emitting directions are parallel to the first substrate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corporation
    Inventors: Cheng-Yu Wang, Ci-Guang Peng, Cheng-Min Tsai, Te-Hen Lo, Ming-Sheng Lai, Ren-Wei Huang, Shu-Ting Jhuang, Yu-Chin Wu
  • Patent number: 8974084
    Abstract: Disclosed is an illuminating system of flexible shape and comprising at least one LED disposed on a flexible carrier material, an optic being provided that permits uniform, directed and/or glare-free light emission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventor: Florian Wildner
  • Patent number: RE48489
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a lamp comprises an optically transmissive enclosure. An LED array is disposed in the optically transmissive enclosure operable to emit light when energized through an electrical connection. A gas is contained in the enclosure to provide thermal coupling to the LED array. The gas may include oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries Lighting LLC
    Inventors: Christopher P. Hussell, John Adam Edmond, Gerald H. Negley, Curt Progl, Mark Edmond, Praneet Athalye, Charles M. Swoboda, Antony Paul van de Ven, Paul Kenneth Pickard, Bart P. Reier, James Michael Lay, Peter E. Lopez