With Mounting Means Patents (Class 362/249.11)
  • Patent number: 11306880
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a configurable lighting device, connectors, controllers, and methods for layout detection are provided. The configurable lighting devices, suitably connected, form an assembly of configurable lighting devices that can be removably connected with one another and re-arranged. Connectors are provided that form mechanical and electrical connections between configurable lighting devices such that a flow of electricity and control signals may be propagated without the need for direct connection between every configurable lighting device and a controller. The controller or devices connected to the controller are configured to perform layout detection such that pleasing visualizations may be rendered across the assembly that are rendered using at least the detected layout. When the configuration of the configurable lighting devices changes, the layout detection is automatically updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: NANOGRID LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomas Rodinger, Aliakbar Juzer Eski, Henry Chow, Arash Sadr, John Anders Ohrn, Gimmy Chu
  • Patent number: 10161607
    Abstract: A suction lighting system may provide a plurality of suction cups that may attach to a surface and display an advertisement or a decorative facade. The suction lighting system may provide at least one suction cup that may be provided to attach to the surface and may emit light from one or more LEDs. The method may provide steps for advertising on or decorating a structure utilizing a set of suction light devices. The method may include searching for available advertising space and displaying the advertisement within the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: OLIGHTO INC.
    Inventors: Ji Pan, Huang Ming
  • Patent number: 9995470
    Abstract: The present invention provides a light-emitting panel attachment structure, a light-emitting panel aligned-arrangement structure, and a light-emitting panel that enable light-emitting panels to be arranged with no gap therebetween on an installation surface such as a ceiling. An attachment side fitting part is turnably attached to a coupling part. An attachment device is changeable between a parallel orientation in which the light-emitting panel is parallel to the installation surface and an intersecting orientation in which the light-emitting panel faces a direction intersecting the installation surface, along with the turn of the attachment side fitting part. When the light-emitting panel is attached to the attachment device, the attachment device is changed to or maintained in the intersecting orientation, and either the light-emitting panel or the attachment device is moved to slide parallel to an emission surface to fit a panel side fitting part with the attachment side fitting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventor: Kuniharu Matsuda
  • Patent number: 9746164
    Abstract: A lighting system includes a first light device having a housing; a suction means secured to a first end of the housing, the suction means being configured to removably secure the housing to a transparent structure; a light carried within the housing; and a power source conductively coupled to the light. The method includes securing the housing to the transparent structure; and directing light through the transparent structure with the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: olighto, Inc.
    Inventors: Ji Pan, Huang Ming
  • Patent number: 9631779
    Abstract: An optical system is provided having a first optical element for directing LED light received outwards, and two second optical elements each disposed to receive a portion of the light from a different one of two opposing ends of the first optical element so that the second optical elements redirects such portion of the light received outwards. Light from the optical system is preferably collimated along a first dimension, and non-collimated along a second dimension perpendicular to the first dimension. The first optical element and second optical elements are disposed in an integrated structure to facilitate mounting of the optical system upon a circuit board having LEDs which provide light to the first optical element. A light bar is also provided having multiple sets of LEDs on circuit boards, where each set provides light to a different one of the optical systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: STAR HEADLIGHT & LANTERN CO., INC.
    Inventor: R. Michael Datz
  • Patent number: 9400094
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus may include a holding member, a lighting panel, and an attachment bracket for removably attaching the lighting panel to the holding member. The lighting panel may form a first position in which a light-emitting surface of the lighting panel and a light-emitting surface of a lighting panel are located substantially on the same plane with each other and a second position in which the lighting panel is pressed from its light-emitting surface side so that the attachment bracket pivots around a portion where the attachment bracket is attached to the holding member and the lighting panel is inclined with respect to the lighting panel. As the lighting panel forming the second position is moved in a direction away from the holding member the attachment bracket is released from the holding member, and the lighting panel forming the second position is readily removed from the holding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Junya Wakahara, Nobuya Miki, Naoki Masazumi, Yasuhiro Honda
  • Publication number: 20150138297
    Abstract: A multibeam light source unit, a method of adjusting the same, a light scanning unit, and an image forming apparatus are provided. The multibeam light source unit includes light sources that emit multiple beams, a flange that includes installation surface on which holder installation holes are provided, and middle holders on which a light source is installed. The middle holder includes a light source mounting unit, a cylinder-shape insertion unit that is inserted into a holder installation hole, and fixing protrusion units protruding outside from a light source mounting unit and fixed to the flange, and a jig coupling unit that is coupled with a jig when adjustment is performed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ju-hong PARK
  • Publication number: 20150131285
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus is configured to adjustably project light from multiple light sources. The lighting apparatus may include a fixture mountable to a mounting surface and a plurality of light heads. Each light head includes a light source and can have a perimeter surrounding a light projection surface, where the perimeter of each light head has at least one joining surface. One or more of the light heads are adjustable so that the lighting apparatus can be adjusted between a multi-directional configuration that projects light to at least two separate lighting areas, and a unified configuration that projects light to a single lighting area. The joining surfaces of each light head can be configured to substantially align, for example, so that the unified configuration establishes a unified light projection surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Jonathan Arnold Lee
  • Patent number: 9016897
    Abstract: An inductive light-source module including a casing, a substrate, light sources, a circuit board, an infrared sensing device, a bi-incident lens and a control unit is provided. The substrate disposed in the casing includes a carrying surface facing a transparent portion of the casing. The light sources connected to the substrate are disposed on the carrying surface. The infrared sensing device is connected to the circuit board. The bi-incident lens disposed on the transparent portion is located on a light path of each light for scattering visible lights to pass through the transparent portion and transmit to the outside, and converging the infrared from the outside to the infrared sensing device. The control unit is coupled to the light sources and the infrared sensing device to drive the light sources to emit the visible lights according to a sensing signal generated by the infrared sensing device when sensing the infrared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Cal-Comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited
    Inventors: Hsiu-Chi Huang, Chih-Feng Lin, Chun-Min Wang, Yueh-Feng Lin
  • Patent number: 8979353
    Abstract: A light fixture (400) includes a housing (401) having a cavity (403) for use with at least one accessory module (415). A light source (411) is integrated in the housing (401) such that the accessory module (415) is modular for allowing functionality of the light to be customized to a specific application. The light fixture (400) is particularly useful in an RV environment where a single light housing is all that is available which must have user selectable functionality in a limited space location. Moreover, the accessory module (415) makes it easy to move functional features from fixture-to-fixture enabling the user to achieve greater utility in many different lighting applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Starlights, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregg Wilson, Jason P. Weaver
  • Patent number: 8950895
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a moving head light fixture comprising a base; a yoke connected rotatable to the base and a head connected rotatable to the yoke. The head comprises a number of light sources and a number of light collecting means arranged in the head, where the number of light collecting means collect and convert light from at least one of the light sources into a number of source light beams which are emitted from said head. The head comprises a diffuser cover, which comprises at least one diffuser region. The diffuser region receives and diffuses at least a part of the light and at least a part of the diffuser cover protrudes from the head. The invention relates to a illumination system comprising such a moving head and a diffuser cover protruding from the head of for a moving head light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Martin Professional ApS
    Inventors: Thomas Vinther, Claus Hansen
  • Patent number: 8944624
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an illumination unit and a display apparatus. The illumination unit includes a first reflector, a second reflector arranged at either side of the first reflector, at least one light source module arranged between the first reflector and the second reflector, a cover member for covering the second reflector, an optical member arranged between the cover member and the second reflector while facing the first reflector, a first projection member interposed between the optical member and the cover member, and a second projection member interposed between the optical member and the second reflector. The distance from the cover member to one side surface of the first projection member is longer than the distance from the cover member to one side surface of the second projection member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Moon Jeong Kim, Duk Hyun Yun
  • Patent number: 8905592
    Abstract: A lighting system for video conferencing includes a reflector structure positioned in an enclosure and having one or more light sources positioned therein to reflect light in a selected direction. A diffuser lens plate overlies the reflector structure to diffuse light emanating from the reflector structure. The reflector structure may include a plurality of parabolic reflectors having the shape of circular paraboloids. The light sources may include LED's positioned at the parabolic foci of the reflectors. The diffuser lens plate is translucent and may be colored yellow to filter light from the LED's. The diffuser has a surface texture which diffuses light from the LED's.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventors: Ben O. Scruggs, Michael A. Jarchow
  • Patent number: 8899787
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an apparatus for thermally protecting an LED device. The apparatus includes a substrate. The apparatus includes a plurality of light-emitting devices disposed over the substrate. A selected one of the plurality of light-emitting devices is at least partially surrounded by the rest of the plurality of light-emitting devices. The apparatus includes a feedback mechanism electrically coupled to the selected light-emitting device. The feedback mechanism is operable to detect a change in a temperature of the selected light-emitting device. The feedback mechanism is also operable to adjust an electrical current through at least the selected light-emitting device in response to the detected change in the temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: TSMC Solid State Lighting Ltd.
    Inventor: Wei-Yu Yeh
  • Publication number: 20140347857
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus may include a holding member, a lighting panel, and an attachment bracket for removably attaching the lighting panel to the holding member. The lighting panel may form a first position in which a light-emitting surface of the lighting panel and a light-emitting surface of a lighting panel are located substantially on the same plane with each other and a second position in which the lighting panel is pressed from its light-emitting surface side so that the attachment bracket pivots around a portion where the attachment bracket is attached to the holding member and the lighting panel is inclined with respect to the lighting panel. As the lighting panel forming the second position is moved in a direction away from the holding member, the attachment bracket is released from the holding member, and the lighting panel forming the second position is readily removed from the holding member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Junya Wakahara, Nobuya Miki, Naoki Masazumi, Yasuhiro Honda
  • Patent number: 8888696
    Abstract: A surgical lamp that includes a lamp body having a central axis, and a suspension system for connecting the lamp body with a carrying system. The suspension system can include a first pivot joint around a first pivot axis that is perpendicular to the central axis, and the first pivot joint can be located in the central region of the lamp body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Trumpf Medizin Systeme GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Rudolf Marka, Michael Schmid, Fred Held
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8860318
    Abstract: In accordance with certain embodiments, an illumination system comprising a plurality of power strings features elements facilitating compensation for failure of one or more light-emitting elements connected along each power string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Cooledge Lighting Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Tischler, Philippe M. Schick, Paul Jungwirth, Calvin Wade Sheen
  • Publication number: 20140268746
    Abstract: A housing having an extrusion forming a first channel and a second channel; a lighting system in the first channel adapted to direct light away from the first channel; a mounting system in the second channel adapted to couple the extrusion to a vehicle; a first end cap including a first connector, the first end cap being coupled to a first end of the extrusion; a second end cap including a second connector, the second end cap being coupled to a second end of the extrusion; wherein the first connector and the second connector are electrically coupled to one another, and wherein the first connector and the second connector are electrically coupled to the lighting system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: WEEKEND CONCEPTS, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan T. Paine, Ronald P. Scott, Lyle P. Scott, Dennis M. Lusardi
  • Publication number: 20140268775
    Abstract: A light assembly for use in a work area that is mountable, portable, can be powered by moveable work equipment, and is capable of providing light necessary to adequately illuminate a work area so that work tasks can be completed. The mountable light assembly includes a housing containing a light source for illuminating a work area and a hanger for hanging the light assembly. The mountable light assembly may include an extension cord designed to be held in a storage compartment and pivotable wing housings containing wing light sources. For example, the light assembly may be designed to mount on the tailgate of a pickup truck and to draw power from a trailer power outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Tractor Supply Company
    Inventors: Brian Kennemer, Ty Rager
  • Patent number: 8833990
    Abstract: A lamp apparatus (14) includes a heat sink (28), a heat conductive post (26) having a plurality of faces (36), one or more light engines (30) coupled to each of a plurality of faces (36), a connector (32) to provide power to the light engine (30) when electrically coupled to a lamp socket, and a grommet (34). The grommet (34) is secured to and extends around a perimeter of the heat conductive post (26) and includes a radial groove (48) receiving a rim (21) of an opening (20) of a reflector (12) such that a first and a second portion (50, 51) of the grommet (34) extend beyond the rim (21) and over a portion of an interior and an exterior surface (23, 25) of the reflector (12) to secure the lamp apparatus (14) to the opening (20) of the reflector (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Tessnow, Ronald Boyd, Lawrence M. Rice
  • Publication number: 20140254156
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a main body having a bottom portion, two lateral portions extending upwardly and respectively from two opposite ends of the bottom portion toward each other, and a connecting tube formed on the bottom portion and located between the lateral portions. The connecting tube has one end that faces a rear end of the main body and that is open for communicating the connecting tube with the outside of the main body and for insertion of a lamp post therein. A light emitting module is disposed on the main body and includes a plurality of light emitting elements. An electrical box is fixed to a front end of the main body and housing a circuit module that is electrically connected to the light emitting elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hui-Ju Hsu, Zin-Cheng Lin
  • Patent number: 8801226
    Abstract: A portable lighting system having an elongated support member, retractable legs, retractable light assemblies, and multiple mounting members that slidably move along the support member to cause the legs and light assemblies to move from a retractable position to an extended and support position and back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Moore
  • Patent number: 8746928
    Abstract: The present invention comprise a flag illumination assembly that both (i) illuminates an associated flag from a vertical edge of the flag and (ii) swivels with the edge of the flag as the flag is tossed in the wind. The foregoing facilitates illumination of the flag regardless of the direction of the wind. Further, a simmering effect is often created as a result of natural undulations of the flag in wind relative to the beams of light being directed thereon from the illumination assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventors: Michelle Morris, John Bode
  • Patent number: 8746929
    Abstract: A lighting device combined with an air purification feature is disclosed. At least one function of the device is to provide high quality directional light for general lighting purposes. An additional function is to decompose VOCs and/or destroy microbes in the ambient air. The heat generated by white LEDs is utilized to generate air flow through the device. The geometry is designed to utilize the chimney effect and maximize volumetric flow. The circulated air is purified by a photocatalytic layer applied to the interior surface of the device. The lighting device can be built into pendant luminaires or lamps, thus ensuring vertical orientation of the light module. The exemplary embodiments may be applied in public places, hospitals, ward rooms, and other locations where a cost effective disinfection method is needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: GE Lighting Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Miklós Budai, László Balázs, István Deme
  • Patent number: 8721104
    Abstract: A hat is provided with a crown; a bill including a front recess; a lamp assembly including a hollow seat releasably secured to the recess, the seat including two side wings each having a through hole, two gears each around a portion of the hole, two guide grooves each on an outer surface of the wing, and two rear projections at both ends respectively wherein the guide grooves are slidably secured onto both sides of the recess and the projections are fitted in both ends of the cavity respectively; a mounting unit in the seat and including a receptacle and two hollow cylinders extending laterally to dispose in the holes respectively, each cylinder having an outer protrusion in gear engagement with the gear; and a lamp unit releasably secured to the mounting unit and including light emitting members; and a power supply electrically connected to the light emitting members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Chuan Cheng Hat Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung-Yie Liao
  • Patent number: 8724668
    Abstract: Included are, a module fixing body having a plurality of mounting holes into which laser modules are fitted and accommodated, respectively; an electricity-supplying member having an end provided with electricity-supplying terminals, which are connected to electricity-receiving terminals of the laser module accommodated in the mounting hole; and a cooling member that cools each of the laser modules. A groove in which the electricity-supplying member is accommodated is formed in a surface of the module fixing body, and the cooling member is closely arranged on the surface of the module fixing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Mitoru Yabe, Yukio Sato, Toru Yoshihara, Tetsuo Funakura
  • Patent number: 8714799
    Abstract: A projection assembly is arranged to be added onto or built into at least one LED-unit or other light-unit of an illuminated object that has more than one LED or other light source to cause the object to be illuminated and show the object's design or appearance while also offering illumination to people. The illuminated object may include all kinds of seasonal lighting, regular light fixtures, track lights, desktop lights, and battery operated lights having more than one light-unit or LED-unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 8708544
    Abstract: Provided is a light source unit in which locating components are mounted on a substrate together with LEDs forming a light emitting portion, and with this, the light source unit can be more easily replaced, and the number of components can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: NLT Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinichirou Ono
  • Publication number: 20140049956
    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: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Manahan, Richard Rothenberger, Grant L. Gawronski
  • Patent number: 8646934
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide a lighting system and apparatus that may be utilized with aquariums. The features and functionality of the lighting system and apparatus provide easy access to the opening of an aquarium for various purposes, such as cleaning and maintenance. In addition, the features and functionality of some embodiments provide a lighting system that does not require ballasts, light sockets, or a multitude of wiring, and includes a modular design. Further, for some embodiments, features of the present invention allow the lighting apparatus to illuminate the aquarium, while simultaneously limiting the evaporation of water from the aquarium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Cogent Designs, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis Fredricks
  • Patent number: 8646943
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a tower-shaped LED module that comprises a base, at least three LED panels mounted on the base and a bracket used to support the LED panels, wherein the LED panels are fixed on the bracket to form a pyramid. The present invention solves the traditional problem of the LED panels not secured firmly or shifting around easily. To fix the LED panels on the designed bracket, first slide each LED panel upward into sliding slots. Then insert each electrode pin of the LED panels into a corresponding pin hole in the base. Next put a screw though the base and fasten it to a supporting rod. At last solder the electrode pins of the LED panels to a printed circuit board on the bottom surface of the base. The whole assembly process is very simple and the assembled LED panels have good stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Zhejiang Shenghui Lighting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yehua Wan, Fang Chen, Jinqiang Gu
  • Patent number: 8636382
    Abstract: A light source apparatus, an image display apparatus and a television receiving apparatus are provided, which can electrically connect boards with each other even if the boards are separated from each other by more than or less than a predetermined distance. In a light source unit in which plural LEDs are aligned on one surface of a LED board 2, plural stoppers 20 are arranged at another surface 2b of LED board 2 to stop the stopper 20 at stop slits 63, 63, . . . 63 of a support member 6 which is to hold the light source unit, and to hold the light source unit to be slidable along one surface of the support member 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuki Omiya, Yuuki Kawamura, Takefumi Watanabe, Hirokazu Ishiai, Hideto Takeuchi, Masaya Katsuki, Katsumi Shinohara
  • Patent number: 8632215
    Abstract: In various embodiments, an illumination device includes a housing, a power connector for connecting the illumination device to a power socket and receiving input power, a light emitter for direct illumination disposed within the housing, a circuit for regulating the input power and providing the regulated power to the light emitter, and a decorative illumination element for providing decorative illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: TerraLUX, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Catalano, Daniel J. Harrison
  • Patent number: 8628219
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a compact omnidirectional light emitting diode (LED) light. In one embodiment, the compact omnidirectional light includes a metal base including a stalk, a power supply coupled to the metal base, a reflector including one or more reflector cups coupled to the metal base and enclosing the power supply, an LED circuit board including one or more LEDs coupled to the reflector and a lens coupled to the metal base and enclosing the LED circuit board and the reflector, wherein the lens surface is smooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Dialight Corporation
    Inventors: John Patrick Peck, Anthony Verdes, Kevin A. Hebborn
  • Patent number: 8585260
    Abstract: An illumination device of the present invention is used for illuminating an environment, such as a house, a class room, and the like, wherein electricity is in high demand and not affordable to some extent. The illumination device includes at least two units. Each unit presents a male connector and a female connector to mate with one another as more light is required and disassembled from one another to reduce illumination of the environment. A bracket connected to each unit is movable about the unit for placing the unit on a surface, such as a floor, a wall, or a ceiling, and for positioning the unit relative to the environment to be illuminated. A pedal generator capable of attaching and simultaneously charging multiple battery-containing units makes the illumination device useful in areas where electricity is scarce. The illumination device is cost effective and easy to manufacture, transport, and assemble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Nuru Energy Design and Development
    Inventors: Sameer Hajee, Simon Tremeer, Barry Whitmill
  • Patent number: 8585241
    Abstract: A power-saving lighting apparatus including an upper housing, a bottom cover assembled with the upper housing, a lighting module and a positioning member is provided. The lighting module is disposed between the upper housing and the bottom cover, and the lighting module is mechanically supported by the bottom cover. The positioning member is disposed on the lighting module, wherein a relative position of the lighting module and the bottom cover is maintained by the positioning member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Chang Wah Electromaterials Inc.
    Inventor: Wen-Kuei Tsai
  • Patent number: 8550661
    Abstract: To provide a lighting apparatus in which a high-class feeling and a cubic effect are obtained or an interior design is allowed to have an appearance like a chandelier. Plane light emitters constituted by organic EL elements are mounted at planar frames in the shape of a frame, and the above-mentioned frames are connected mutually and annularly so that light emitting units of a first-third rings are arranged. Each of the above-mentioned frames which constitute the light emitting units of each ring is formed to be square, and opposed corner portions of the respective frames are connected together. The numbers of frames which constitute the light emitting units of the above-mentioned first-third rings are each set as the same number, and a plane light emitter side in each frame is arranged so as to form a dome shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Yamagata Promotional Organization for Industrial Technology
    Inventor: Ryuta Sonobe
  • Patent number: 8545055
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes a holder with a base, a first light module and a second light module. The first light module includes a first light cover and a first set of LEDs. The first light cover has a hollow conical configuration with a wide top end tapering to a small bottom end. The small bottom end of the first light cover is connected to the base. The first set of LEDs is received in a hollow space of the first light cover. The second light module includes a second light cover and a second set of LEDs received in the second light cover. The second light cover is capable of rotating relative to the first light module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Foxsemicon Integrated Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Kuo-Cheng Chang
  • Publication number: 20130223074
    Abstract: A modular lighting fixture system includes plural modular lighting segments, each modular lighting segment including a mating system for mechanically connecting the modular lighting segment to another modular lighting segment. The modular lighting segments fit together to create different shapes and designs, forming a larger overall fixture system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: AMERICAN DJ SUPPLY, INC.
    Inventor: AMERICAN DJ SUPPLY, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130215324
    Abstract: A target lighting apparatus having a tray seating one or more light bulbs connected to a deflector, which is attached to one or more shock-absorbing arms, such that the deflector blocks the tray from any projectiles and the shock-absorbing arms absorb the impact of projectiles that come in contact with the deflector. In some embodiments, the tray, the one or more light bulbs, the deflector and the one or more shock-absorbing arms form a second frame which is adjustably connected to a base frame such that the second frame can slide from the back of the base frame to the front of the base frame and can rotate about an axis along the front of the base frame from a closed position to an open position. The one or more light bulbs are powered by a battery pack. The battery pack may be solar charged by solar panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Jon Manning
  • Patent number: 8506119
    Abstract: Concepts for increasing brightness and uniformity and providing dimming for LED-illuminated signs and display are disclosed. Substantial increase in brightness is achieved via reducing the distance between LED modules and the sign or display they illuminate by placing the LEDs on a raised grid platform constructed with a plurality of intersecting plates. Whenever two plates intersect, a “grid-node” is formed, creating a plurality of intersections and grid nodes in a two-dimensional array. On each grid-node, two distinct and electrically isolated LED sub-modules are placed. By connecting all LED sub-modules parallel to one dimension (e.g., X-axis) in one series, and all LED sub-modules parallel to the other dimension (e.g., Y-axis) in another series, two electrically isolated LED series are created. Lighting up both series provide maximum brightness and good uniformity; lighting up only one series allows dimming for illuminated signs or displays without any drive current adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Mujibun Nisa Khan
  • Patent number: 8491168
    Abstract: A clip for quickly hanging strings of decorative lights with magnetic base lamp sockets on a home or building. The clip has a ferrous metal base with a hole in the center and a plurality of spaced-apart retaining tabs around the perimeter of the base extending a predetermined distance away from the base. Each of the plurality of spaced-apart retaining tabs has a groove on each side of the tabs to reduce weight. The clip is attached to wood with a screw or a nail or attached to metal or glass with a glue, epoxy or double sided adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Robert James Cooper
  • Patent number: 8449154
    Abstract: A mount member (5) has a contact surface (27a) touching the bottom surface of an LED module (3) and protrusions (5a) protruding from the periphery of the contact surface (27a) in the thickness direction of the LED module (3) and regulating sliding motions thereof. A fixing member (6) made of a resilient, plate-like member comprises an opposing pair of flat portions (43) near the contact surface (27a) of the mount member (5) and flat tabs (44) projecting from the flat portions (43) toward the contact surface (27a) touching the upper surface of a substrate (17). The flat portions (43) of the fixing member (6) are fastened to be lower than the top surface of the substrate (17) of the LED module (3). Thus, elastically deformed areas extending from the fastened parts of the flat portions (43) through the flat tabs (44) press the substrate (17) into the mount member (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takaari Uemoto, Yasuyuki Ueda, Mitsuko Shuto, Masahiro Miki, Makoto Inoue, Hideo Nagai, Kenji Takahashi, Takeshi Saito
  • Patent number: 8437077
    Abstract: A measurement apparatus includes a lamp mount including a first mount and a second mount. The first mount has a first cavity to mount an observation module. The second mount has a second cavity to mount an image capture module. The measurement apparatus further includes a plurality of light modules mounted on an undersurface of the lamp mount. The second mount is disposed with an included angle relative to a first axis of the first cavity so that a second axis of the second cavity and the first axis converge on a point. The undersurface of the lamp mount is concave so that light from the light modules tilts toward the first axis, and the light and the first axis also converge on the point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Kuang Chang, Dong-Hai Li, Li Jiang, Yong-Hong Ding, Xiao-Guang Xue
  • Patent number: 8434902
    Abstract: A modular lighting fixture system includes plural modular lighting segments, each modular lighting segment including a mating system for mechanically connecting the modular lighting segment to another modular lighting segment. The modular lighting segments fit together to create different shapes and designs, forming a larger overall fixture system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: American DJ Supply, Inc.
    Inventor: Toby Velazquez
  • Patent number: 8425071
    Abstract: An LED lighting fixture including a housing and an LED assembly secured with respect to the housing to permit air/water-flow over the LED assembly. The LED assembly includes (a) an LED heat sink having an LED-engaging surface and a heat-transfer surface and (b) an LED-array at the heat-transfer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan J. Ruud, Kurt S. Wilcox, Steven R. Walczak, Wayne Guillien
  • Patent number: 8425085
    Abstract: An LED-based lighting system includes a housing forming one or more apertures, a PCB having conductors on its front-side, and one or more LEDs mounted with the conductors. The PCB mounts with the conductors proximate to a top surface of the housing such that the LEDs emit light through the apertures, and heat generated by the one or more LEDs primarily dissipates through the conductors to the housing. A retrofit apparatus for a light fixture includes a PCB having conductors on its front-side thereof, and one or more LEDs mounted with the conductors. The PCB mounts with the conductors proximate to a surface of a mounting bracket that is configured for mounting to the light fixture, such that when the bracket mounts to the light fixture, heat generated by the one or more LEDs primarily dissipates through the conductors and the structural element to the light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Albeo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Van Laanen, Jeffrey Bisberg, Neil Cannon, Tracy Earles
  • Patent number: 8408736
    Abstract: An LED light includes at least one geometric-unit(s) arranged to project light beams to illuminate different remote areas, and may further include LEDs for illuminating nearby areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 8403535
    Abstract: A lighting system for hanging outdoor holiday lights from the eaves of a building is provided. The lighting system comprises a plurality of spaced mounting clips securable to the eaves of the building. At least one base mount is positionable within the mounting clips with the at least one base mount having a top surface, a bottom surface, a first end, and a second end. A plurality of spaced sockets are formed along the top surface of the at least one base mount with each spaced socket sized and shaped for receiving a holiday light. Electrical wiring is mounted along the bottom surface of the at least one base mount with the electrical wiring electrically connected to each of the sockets for illuminating the holiday light therein. A securing mechanism releasably securing adjacent base mounts together. A power connection is mounted between adjacent base mounts and electrically connecting adjacent base mounts together. Upon providing power to the electrical wiring, the lights in the base mounts illuminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventor: Clarence E. Keith, Jr.