Particular Arrangement (e.g., Flower, Star, Light String, Etc.) Patents (Class 362/249.14)
  • Patent number: 10584847
    Abstract: Disclosed lens designs enable uniform light distribution without hot spot, achieving wider transfer functions of light compared with traditional lenses, with a benefit of reducing the number of light sources needed and overall cost for direct-lit backlight device. A disclosed lens includes a beam shaping element on the top thereof and a backlight device incorporating the lens and the beam shaping element to eliminate a light hot spot produced by the backlight device and obtain a uniform light distribution at the illumination field. The disclosed lens is especially useful when extremely wider transfer function or extremely thin backlight is needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Lumileds Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Chunxia Feng
  • Patent number: 10569487
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a light emitting device includes providing a substrate on which a light source is disposed. An underfill material is ejected from a nozzle onto the substrate substantially around the light source in a circular shape, a shape of a letter ‘C’, or a rectangular shape. A covering member having a recess portion is provided above the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Motokazu Yamada, Masakazu Kotani, Tetsuji Seino, Shinsaku Ikuta
  • Patent number: 10443797
    Abstract: A luminaire comprised generally of a mounting plate including a plurality of mounting blocks secured to the mounting plate; and a plurality of LEDs, wherein at least one of the LEDs is positioned upon each of the mounting blocks. The mounting blocks include face portions and may be arranged in a plurality of configurations on the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY NORTH AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: David W. Knoble, George V. Preston
  • Patent number: 10371361
    Abstract: The LED light has Track to install LED-units anywhere along the length. The LED-unit has pair of resilient or pop-out & fall-down movable contactor so can fit-within or add-on LED-units to track and connect with metal bus-strip(s) which has electric current or-and magnetic force to adhesive the pop-out & fall-down contactor on back of the LED-unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 10008484
    Abstract: Solid state light fixtures include a plurality of blue-shifted-yellow/green light emitting diode (“LED”) packages and a plurality of blue-shifted-red LED packages, where the solid state light fixture emits light having a correlated color temperature of between 1800 K and 5500 K, a CRI value of between 80 and 99, a CRI R9 value of between 15 and 75, and a Qg value of between 90 and 110 when the blue-shifted-yellow/green LED packages and the blue-shifted-red LED packages are operating at steady-state operating temperatures of at least 80° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael John Bergmann, Florin Tudorica, P. Joseph DeSena
  • Patent number: 9995444
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present disclosure improved capabilities are described for a modular linear LED lighting system providing a flexible architectural slot lighting system with multiple configurations based on the same base body design with a performance of traditional lighting sources. The linear LED lighting system comprises at least one of a multiple attachment facility, multiple functional compartments, a linear series internal attachment facility, an end cap electrical interconnection facility, an adaptable optic facility, and a dimming facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: ECOSENSE LIGHTING INC.
    Inventor: Eric S. Leichner
  • Patent number: 9964260
    Abstract: A lighting device and a lighting unit comprising a reflector and a lighting device, or LED lamp are described. The LED lamp have a first and a second LED assembly. Each LED assembly comprises at least one LED element with an LED chip and a carrier with a flat surface for carrying the LED chip. The LED chip emits light with a main optical direction. The first and second LED assembly are mounted relative to each other so that at least a first LED element from the first LED assembly and a second LED element from the second LED assembly enclose a rotating angle (?) between their respective flat surfaces with respect to an axis of rotation (A) so as to involve light angle between the first and second main optical directions. The axis of rotation (A) is parallel to a plane of a flat carrier surface of at least one LED element. The first and second LED assemblies are arranged offset from each other parallel to the axis of rotation (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Ludovicus Johannes Lambertus Haenen, Nils Benter, Jelle Peter Pelsma
  • Patent number: 9903563
    Abstract: An LED luminaire with reduced glare provides a polar arrayed light gradient on a diffuser lens and replicates the appearance of a filament or tube lamp. The luminaire includes a housing having an opening, a diffuser lens extending across the opening, and a plurality of LEDs positioned within the housing behind the diffuser lens. The plurality of LEDs are arranged to generate a composite light pattern having a polar arrayed light gradient across an aperture of the diffuser lens. The polar arrayed light gradient has a light intensity that decreases concentrically with increasing radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: LANDSCAPE FORMS, INC.
    Inventors: Ricky A. Utting, David L. MacKellar, Christopher E. Briolat
  • Patent number: 9841179
    Abstract: A cable management system may comprise a longitudinal trough with a plurality of lights disposed on an underside of the trough. A power connector may be disposed at an end of the trough communicatively coupled to the plurality of lights. The cable management system may also comprise a second trough or one of a plurality of cable management components, each with a plurality of lights disposed on an underside and a power connector communicatively coupled to the pluralities of lights. The first trough, the second trough, and/or the plurality of cable management components may mate together to form a continuous circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Telect, Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne E. Williams
  • Patent number: 9835315
    Abstract: A connecting element for connecting at least two rails adapted for mounting semiconductor light sources. The connecting element has a bottom wall and two side walls emerging from the bottom wall on opposite sides. The walls form a U-shaped profile. The connecting element is configured for accommodating at least one rail adapted for mounting semiconductor light sources in an accommodating area delimited by the bottom wall and the side walls, and the connecting element has latching elements arranged with a regular longitudinal pattern on at least one wall for latching with the accommodated rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Philipp Erhard, Eckhard Frank, Helmut Neuhauser
  • Patent number: 9786639
    Abstract: Solid state light fixtures include a plurality of blue-shifted-yellow/green light emitting diode (“LED”) packages and a plurality of blue-shifted-red LED packages, where the solid state light fixture emits light having a correlated color temperature of between 1800 K and 5500 K, a CRI value of between 80 and 99, a CRI R9 value of between 15 and 75, and a Qg value of between 90 and 110 when the blue-shifted-yellow/green LED packages and the blue-shifted-red LED packages are operating at steady-state operating temperatures of at least 80° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael John Bergmann, Florin Tudorica, P. Joseph DeSena, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9671073
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a surface mount circuit board indicator. In one embodiment the surface mount circuit board indicator includes a printed circuit board (PCB) having at least one light emitting diode (LED) die, one or more traces and at least one lens, a housing comprising at least one opening on a side along a perimeter of the housing, wherein the PCB is coupled to the housing such that a light output surface of the at least one LED die faces a same direction as the at least one opening and at least one alignment pin coupled to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Dialight Corporation
    Inventors: Klaus Oesterheld, Kenneth Jenkins
  • Patent number: 9625134
    Abstract: An LED light device includes track means with removable LED-units which clip-on anywhere along the length of the track means or which may be added-on from ends of the track means to form an LED fluorescent tube, LED light bar, LED bulb, LED PL lamp, or other LED Lamp sealed inside a protective means finish the light source so that it appears similar to a non-LED light source. The removable LED-units or LED-assemblies with built-in LED elements allow people to adjust the position of the LED-units or LED-assemblies to a desired location, position, or orientation in in three dimensional space and obtain the best illumination with a minimum number of LED elements and lower power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 9506631
    Abstract: A DIN rail with at least one bottom wall (2) and two side walls (3a, 3b) emerging from the bottom wall (2) on opposite sides, wherein the DIN rail (1) is designed to accommodate, in a form-fitting and/or force-fitting manner, at least one light-emitting module (7) in an accommodating area (4) delimited by the bottom wall (2) and the side walls (3a, 3b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Philipp Erhard, Eckhard Frank, Helmut Neuhasuer
  • Patent number: 9378671
    Abstract: A large scale LED display has a number of display panels each having a cable and spacer support structure for a number of LED modules. Adjacent display panels are connected together by a number of seam links that snap onto one cable of one of the display panels and one cable of the adjacent display panel. The cables may include a number of seam link engagement members spaced along the length of the cable and onto which the seam links snap wherein each of the seam link engagement members locates an LED module on the support structure. The LED modules include top and bottom housing sections that snap together, wherein one of the housing sections includes a seat for an electrical connector. The seat locates the connector and a printed circuit assembly within the LED module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: ADTI Media LLC
    Inventors: Daniel S. Kline, Matthew W. Shankle, David F. Cox, James C. Lee, Sam R. Sarcia
  • Publication number: 20150146404
    Abstract: A lighting device, comprising a housing, a planar arrangement of lamps, which are arranged in the housing, and a plate device, which is received on the housing, wherein a housing rear wall is formed by the plate device, the plate device has a circuit board, on which an electric circuit associated with the lamps is arranged, and the plate device has a heat sink device for passive cooling, which is formed by pin-type cooling elements is provided. The application also relates to a headlight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: David Yellin, Ralf Polaczek
  • Publication number: 20150124443
    Abstract: Various embodiments may relate to a semiconductor retrofit bulb, in particular a retrofit festoon bulb, having connecting elements that are arranged on two sides. The semiconductor retrofit bulb may include at least a tubular cooling body having at least one outer face support surface, wherein there is arranged on the support surface at least one semiconductor light source, in particular a light diode, a driver housing that is introduced into a hollow space of the tubular cooling body. At least one flow channel is provided between the driver housing and the cooling body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Fabian Reingruber, Carolin Muehlbauer, Markus Hofmann
  • Publication number: 20150077991
    Abstract: In accordance with certain embodiments, lighting systems include one or more lightsheets each including a plurality of strings of light-emitting elements, control elements, and power conductors for supplying power to the light-emitting elements and control elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Palfreyman, Michael A. Tischler, Philippe M. Schick, Paul Jungwirth
  • Patent number: 8974085
    Abstract: The invention describes a lighting unit (1), comprising a plurality of lighting modules (10) and a number of connecting elements (2) with coupling means (21, 22), wherein each lighting element (10) comprises at least one planar light-emitting element (11) in an enclosure (12) and a number of counter-coupling means (J1, J2) arranged along at least one edge of the enclosure (12); and wherein neighboring lighting modules (10) are coupled together detachably by means of at least one connecting element (2) such that the light-emitting element (11) of a first lighting module (10) is electrically connected to the light-emitting element (11) of a second lighting module (10) by an interaction of at least part of the coupling means (21, 22) of the connecting element (2) and at least part of the counter-coupling means (J1, J2) of the corresponding lighting modules (10). The invention also describes a connecting element (2) and a lighting module (10) for assembling such a lighting unit (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Daniela Maria Loraing
  • Publication number: 20150055341
    Abstract: There is provided a luminaire apparatus for illuminating an object. The luminaire apparatus may also include a light module housing that is to be substantially parallel to the object and includes a light module recess. Further, the luminaire apparatus includes lighting module configured to be disposed within the light module recess and configured to be oriented substantially parallel to the object. Additionally, the luminaire apparatus includes a housing mounting member configured to be attached to the light module housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: John Thomas Adinolfi, Michael Eugene McGehee
  • Patent number: 8939609
    Abstract: A rotary switch is provided for controlling an attached light string containing a plurality of light colors. By manipulation of the control dial, a specially designed rotary board is rotated to provide electrical connection to the light string according to one of several present color patterns preprogrammed into the rotary board. The discrete rotary switch positions provided by the rotary switch allow for different color signaling patters to be provided at the output leads from the rotary switch so as to power a multicolored light staring with different patterns and create different multicolored effects. One of the discrete rotary switch positions permits the input color patter from an input light string to be passed through the rotary switch so as to provide the same color pattern at the output leads and power a multicolored light string with the same color pattern provided by the input light string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: National Christmas Products
    Inventor: Michael M. McRae
  • Publication number: 20150023018
    Abstract: A fastener includes a head portion and a shank portion that extends from the head portion. The shank portion has a distal end that is distal from the head portion and that is formed with at least two bendable anchor segments. The fastener is used to fasten a base plate of a light emitting bar to a base of a light source module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Radiant Opto-Electronics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-Wei ZHAO, Hao-Ling YEN, Shih-Hsien CHEN
  • Publication number: 20150016113
    Abstract: According to one illustrative embodiment, there is provided a method of changing an appearance of an illumination apparatus string, the method involving: detachably coupling a cover body to one of a plurality of illumination apparatuses on the illumination apparatus string such that an illuminatable portion of the one of the plurality of illumination apparatuses is received in a receptacle defined by the cover body. According to another illustrative embodiment, there is provided a cover apparatus including: a cover body defining a receptacle and configured to be detachably coupled to one of a plurality of illumination apparatuses on an illumination apparatus string such that an illuminatable portion of the one of the illumination apparatuses is received in the receptacle when the cover body is detachably coupled to the one of the illumination apparatuses. Uses of the apparatus, and kits and assemblies including the apparatus, are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Kazager L.E.D. Components Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Scott Kazemir
  • Patent number: 8931921
    Abstract: A lighting device may be provided to include a heat sink which includes a receiving recess and a top surface including a hole; a light source module which includes a substrate disposed on the heat sink, a light emitting device disposed on the substrate and a pad disposed on the substrate; a power supplier which is disposed in the receiving recess of the heat sink and includes a projection outputting a power signal for driving the light source module; and a connector which is coupled to the hole of the heat sink, includes a contacting part electrically connected to the pad of the light source module, and is electrically connected to the projection of the power supplier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Hoo Kim, Tae Young Choi, Do Hwan Kim, Sung Ku Kang, Chan Hyung Jung
  • Patent number: 8905582
    Abstract: A decorative system includes a base, a first frame assembly, a second frame assembly, a decorative covering, and a mount assembly, wherein the decorative system can be placed in a use state and a collapsed state. The base provides the foundation of the decorative system. The first frame assembly comprises a first frame, which generally is a skeleton or support framework. The second frame assembly comprises a second frame, which also is generally a skeleton or support framework. The decorative covering includes a covering having a decorative feature, for example, transparent, translucent, and opaque portions. The mount assembly provides support, and can be in communication with the first and second frame assemblies for assembly of the decorative system. The decorative system can further comprise a light string system that can be carried by at least one of the first frame assembly, the second frame assembly and/or the decorative covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Polygroup Macau Limited (BVI)
    Inventors: Yuk Lung Chan, Po Wai Andy Wong
  • Publication number: 20140354914
    Abstract: An illuminating apparatus includes a support member comprising a light source support member having four corner areas; and a light emitter that is disposed on a surface of the light source support member, the light emitter including one or more light emitting modules, wherein each of the light emitting module comprises a strip-shaped printed circuit board (PCB) mounted on the light source support member and a plurality of light source packages that is mounted on the strip-shaped PCB and generates light; and four corner side extending portions that configure a portion of any one of one or more the light emitting modules and are extended toward the four corner areas of the light source support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-min LEE, Kye-hoon LEE, Yong-hun KWON, Jong-hoi KIM, Kun-ho CHO, Suk-ju CHOI
  • Patent number: 8894256
    Abstract: A motor vehicle window includes a door frame having a U-shaped top portion defining a channel with outer and inner lips joined by a base wall, and at least one electrically powered light source attached to an outer surface of the inner lip and configured to project light through the window on to the outside of the door. The lights are electrically connected to the car's electrical system and can be illuminated to provide various signals, such as hazard warnings or directions signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Gold
  • Patent number: 8891581
    Abstract: A multi-wavelength semiconductor laser device includes a block having a V-shaped groove with two side faces extending in a predetermined direction; and laser diodes with different light emission wavelengths mounted on the side faces of the groove in the block so that their laser beams are emitted in the predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Yuji Okura
  • Patent number: 8876321
    Abstract: A modular, lighted artificial tree that includes a base portion for supporting the artificial tree and a first tree portion. The first tree portion includes a trunk portion having a first end and a second end, and forms a trunk wall, the trunk wall defines a trunk cavity and a plurality of apertures. The first end of the trunk portion is configured to couple with the base portion. The first tree portion also includes a plurality of branches coupled to the trunk portion; a first tree portion power-supply wiring harness within the trunk cavity and extending from the first end of the trunk portion to the second end of the trunk portion; a first light string operably coupled to the power-supply wiring harness. The first wire and the second wire pass through a common aperture to electrically connect to the wiring harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Willis Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Johnny Chen
  • Patent number: 8876331
    Abstract: An annular lighting fixture having a housing, a channel, and a plurality of lights disposed in the channel. The fixture can be attached about a tubular portion of a motorcycle. In one embodiment, the plurality of lights are light emitting diodes surface mounted on a flexible printed circuit board disposed in the channel. In another embodiment a collimator is associated with each LED unit to redirect light in a desired direction. In another embodiment reflective portions are arranged on respective sides of the channel so as to redirect light in a desired direction. A method is also provided herein for the illumination of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Jennifer S. Waring
  • Patent number: 8845130
    Abstract: A socket assembly includes sockets ganged together to form a pod with each of the sockets comprising a socket housing having a first end and a second end. The socket housing has a receptacle and a power track routed along the socket housing between the first and second ends. The power track has a positive rail and a negative rail. The sockets also comprises an anode on the socket housing at the receptacle being electrically connected to the positive rail and a cathode on the socket housing at the receptacle being electrically connected to the negative rail. The power tracks of adjacent sockets within the pod are electrically connected together to form a power circuit. Light emitting diode (LED) packages are received in corresponding receptacles of the sockets, and each LED package has a first contact and a second contact configured to be coupled to the anode and cathode, respectively, when the LED package is received in the corresponding receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Charles Raymond Gingrich, III
  • Publication number: 20140268640
    Abstract: A lighting device comprises: a heat sink which comprises one surface and a receiving recess; a light emitting module which is disposed on the one surface of the heat sink and comprises a substrate and a plurality of light sources disposed on the substrate, wherein the substrate has a first hole disposed at the center thereof and a second hole; a power controller which is electrically connected to the light emitting module through the second hole of the substrate and is disposed in the receiving recess of the heat sink, wherein the light emitting module comprises a first light emitting module comprising a first substrate and a first light source, and a second light emitting module comprising a second substrate and a second light source, wherein the first substrate and the second substrate are disposed adjacent to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae Young CHOI, Won Jin SON, Dong Nyung LIM, Jung Ha HWANG, Seung Yeon LEE, Cheon Joo KIM, Sung Ho KIM
  • Patent number: 8827504
    Abstract: A light bulb has a light guide configured as a hollow body surrounding an internal volume. The light guide is open at its proximal and distal ends, and has inner and outer surfaces and an end surface at the proximal end that provides a light input edge. A solid-state light source is optically coupled to the light input edge of the light guide such that light from the solid-state light source travels in the light guide by total internal reflection. The solid-state light source is thermally coupled to a housing at the proximal end of the light guide. The housing contains vents for air flow and convection cooling through the internal volume. Light-extracting optical elements at least one of the inner surface and the outer surface of the light guide are for extracting light from the light guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Rambus Delaware LLC
    Inventors: Jeffery R. Parker, Timothy A. McCollum, Robert M. Ezell, Witold Bauer
  • Publication number: 20140247597
    Abstract: In a mounting area, a plurality of light-emitting elements are two-dimensionally mounted, and light-emitting elements are connected in series in each of light-emitting element blocks. The light-emitting element blocks) are connected in parallel by wires. The light-emitting element blocks located in a middle portion each include only blue light-emitting elements. On the other hand, the light-emitting elements located above the light-emitting element blocks and the light-emitting element blocks located below the light-emitting element blocks include one or more light-emitting element blocks each including not only blue light-emitting elements but also one or more red light-emitting elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masumi Abe, Yasufumi Wada, Toshifumi Ogata, Kenji Sugiura
  • Patent number: 8807797
    Abstract: An ornamental fixture having a support structure and a plurality of ornaments mounted to the support structure in a substantially completely spherical arrangement of ornaments. The ornaments may be glass crystal ornaments, for example, octagonal glass crystals, and a light may be mounted within the fixture. The support structure may include an upper support ring and at least one lower support ring vertically spaced from the upper support ring and a plurality of arcuate sector assemblies removably mounted to the upper support ring and the at least one lower support ring. The sector assemblies retain the ornaments to provide a substantially continuous 360-degree array of ornaments. The sector assemblies can also be disassembled from the support structure for maintenance, servicing, relamping, and cleaning of the fixture. For example, the disassembled components of the fixture may be washed in a dishwasher without damaging the ornaments or the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Swarovski Lighting, Ltd.
    Inventors: Cyrus Myers, Jr., Timothy Patnode
  • Patent number: 8807798
    Abstract: In an illustrative embodiment, a decorative holographic ornament has a body of generally clear or translucent hard plastic or similar material, of a size suitable for use as a tree ornament or the like. Molded holographic film is applied to the inside surface of the ornament, so that it is protected by the plastic body. An inner wire spool or core is supported in the center of the ornament, and LED wire is wrapped through or around the core. When the LED lights on the LED wire are illuminated, holographic images of the LEDs are generated and visible from the outside of the ornament with a pleasing “three-dimensional” aesthetic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Loominocity, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Loomis
  • Publication number: 20140226323
    Abstract: A pixel structure of an organic light emitting display device includes a substrate and a plurality of display pixel units disposed on the substrate. Each of the display pixel units includes a first sub-pixel, a second sub-pixel and a third sub-pixel disposed adjacently to one another. The first sub-pixel in each of the display pixel units is disposed adjacently to three first sub-pixels respectively disposed in three adjacent display pixel units to form a first pixel unit. The second sub-pixel in each of the display pixel units is disposed adjacently to three second sub-pixels respectively disposed in three adjacent display pixel units to form a second pixel unit. The third sub-pixel in each of the display pixel units is disposed adjacently to three third sub-pixels respectively disposed in three adjacent display pixel units to form a third pixel unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: CHUNGHWA PICTURE TUBES, LTD.
    Inventors: Szu-Chi Huang, Chin-Hai Huang, Bo-Jhang Sun
  • Publication number: 20140226330
    Abstract: A light emitting device including a substrate having first and second power terminals, the substrate constructed and arranged to at least partially surround an inner region, the substrate having an inner surface that faces the inner region and an outer surface opposite the inner region; and a plurality of light emitting elements positioned on the outer surface of the flexible substrate and electrically connected to the first and second power terminals, the plurality of light emitting elements positioned on the outer surface so that first and second ones of the light emitting elements are arranged to emit light radiation that is substantially oriented in first and second different radial directions, respectively, relative to the inner region, may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyeong Won Yun
  • Publication number: 20140218925
    Abstract: An illumination system operable for use as a string of Christmas lights may include a plurality of lamps connected in series. Each lamp may include a lamp luminary, a lamp stem, a lamp holder, and a pair of cables connected to the lamp holder. The lamp stem may have an insertion portion. The lamp holder may have an accommodation space formed therein. When the lamp stem is disposed in the accommodation space, the insertion portion may be clamped between a pair of first protrusions to separate the protrusions. When the lamp stem is removed from the accommodation space, the pair of first protrusions may resume contact through the elastic nature of the cable and the protrusions. The illumination system may be simple in structure and may be convenient for use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Hou Hua Han, Bing Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140211215
    Abstract: Optical apparatus includes a beam source, which is configured to generate an optical beam having a pattern imposed thereon. A projection lens is configured to receive and project the optical beam so as to cast the pattern onto a first area in space having a first angular extent. A field multiplier is interposed between the projection lens and the first area and is configured to expand the projected optical beam so as to cast the pattern onto a second area in space having a second angular extent that is at least 50% greater than the first angular extent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: PrimeSense Ltd.
    Inventors: Benny Pesach, Zafrir Mor
  • Publication number: 20140204574
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a lighting apparatus includes a light source unit and a holding unit. The light source unit includes a substrate, light sources, and connection members. The substrate includes a main surface and a wiring pattern. The light sources are arranged on the main surface in a circular pattern, and are electrically connected to the wiring pattern. Each of the connection members is provided on the main surface, includes an insertion unit capable of being penetrated one end of a wire, and holds one end of the wire to electrically connect the wire and the wiring pattern. Each of the connection members is extended in an insertion direction of the one end of the wire, and is disposed between the two adjacent light sources so that the insertion direction intersects with a line segment which connects center portions of the two adjacent light sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: TOSHIBA LIGHTING & TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Osamu Ebisawa
  • Publication number: 20140185293
    Abstract: A molding member may include at least one interchangeable panel that may be interchanged after the molding member has been installed to a support structure. The molding member may allow the molding design to be replaced to match the desired appearance of the room in which the molding is attached. Thus, the molding design may be interchanged without having to remove and reinstall new molding members. The molding design may include interchangeable lighting elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Ayotte, Andrew Walker
  • Publication number: 20140185297
    Abstract: A grille light device includes a base having a plurality of receiving rooms. Each receiving room has a plurality of protrusions protruded from one side thereof. A conductor is disposed in the base and has a plurality of first power pins. A plurality of position members is pivotally assembled on the base and at a top of another side of each corresponding receiving room. Each positioning member has a position lever. A plurality of light strips is assembled in the receiving room. One end of each light strip has a second power pin corresponding to each corresponding first power pin. Wherein when each light strip is assembled in each corresponding receiving room, one surface of a left side of each light strip is supported by the corresponding protrusions and another surface of a right side of each light strip is supported by the position levers of the corresponding positioning members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Chao-Chuan Chen
  • Patent number: 8760061
    Abstract: The present invention provides an LED light string color mixing and synchronization circuit, in which each of LED lights composed of an LED light string includes two input terminals and two output terminals. The two input terminals are respectively an input terminal of reverse parallel connection of any two of three primary light-emitting chips of R, G, B and an anode input terminal of the remaining primary light-emitting chip and the two output terminals are respectively an output terminal of reverse parallel connection of any two of three primary light-emitting chips of R, G, B and a cathode output terminal of the remaining primary light-emitting chip. Thus, each of the LED lights of the LED light string is connected in a two-input two-output series connection to form a light string arrangement with two terminals thereof in combination with four electrical wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Mei-Ling Peng
  • Publication number: 20140168974
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a grid-shaped lighting module (13; 23) comprising: a plurality of electrically conducting wires (15a-b) defining a grid with nodes (16a-c); and a plurality of solid-state light-sources (17a-c) each being arranged at a respective one of the nodes and connected to two electrically conducting wires of the plurality of electrically conducting wires. The electrically conducting wires (15a-b) are pleated such that the grid-shaped lighting module (13; 23) exhibits a 3D-topography. Various embodiments of the present invention provide improved mechanical stability and allows for thin illumination panels based on the grid-shaped lighting module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Wilhelmus Weekamp, Sebastien Paul Rene Libon, Gerard Kums
  • Publication number: 20140160739
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a housing, at least one cover panel covering the housing and a plurality of lighting elements disposed in the housing and forming different lighting units. Four of the lighting elements are arranged in a rectangular arrangement with respect to one another so as to form a first lighting unit. The four lighting elements of the first lighting unit including two upper lighting elements disposed adjacent to one another and two lower lighting elements disposed adjacent to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Dr. lng. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gerald Hiesl, Heinz Redlich
  • Publication number: 20140160754
    Abstract: A light emitting module is configured to provide substantially uniform lighting using a plurality of lighting sources. The light emitting module includes a diffusion plate disposed at a set distance from the light emitting module. A light source substrate has a substantially quadrilateral outer perimeter with at least one gap formed therein, and a plurality of light sources are disposed on the light source substrate according to a repeated quadrilateral pattern. A distance between adjacent light sources in the repeated quadrilateral pattern is selected based on the set distance h from the diffusion plate to the light emitting module, and on a greater of two diagonal distances x, y of the quadrilateral pattern. The diffusion plate diffuses light emitted by the light sources to provide substantially uniform light. Various other aspects of the light emitting module are additionally described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki Un LEE, June JANG, Seung Gyun JUNG
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140146533
    Abstract: In a first aspect of the present inventive subject matter, a light source includes a substrate that includes a first electrode and a second electrode, and light-emitting elements arranged in an area and divided into groups each including a same number N of light-emitting elements that are electrically connected to one another in series in each group of the groups and that are electrically connected in series to the first electrode and to the second electrode of the substrate, and the light-emitting elements include a first light-emitting element that is configured to start emitting light when a voltage applied to the light-emitting elements exceeds a first voltage value, and the light-emitting elements except the first light-emitting element are configured to start emitting light when the voltage exceeds a second voltage value that is higher than the first voltage value. Also, a lighting device including the light source is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicants: CITIZEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD., CITIZEN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takakazu YANO, Tsuyoshi MIURA
  • Patent number: 8721121
    Abstract: A decorative lighting string including blinking or twinkling lights spaced apart by at least three feet and preferably approximately six feet on a light string will create the effect of twinkling starlight or flickering firelight when used as part of a decorative scheme, such as Christmas decorations. This decorative lighting display is especially suited for outdoor use and can be effectively used in deciduous trees after they have lost their leaves. Twinkling lights that emit an illuminate of at least 40 lumens are especially suited for outdoor use. A random, irregular lighting pattern in which the lights do not appear to be connected by a light string provides the illusion of twinkling lights suspended in mid-air in a dark or darkening sky.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Roger Daniel Briles