Combined Patents (Class 362/253)
  • Patent number: 10335102
    Abstract: A mobile X-ray imaging apparatus includes a first column rotatably coupled to a main body and extending in one direction; a second column extending in the one direction and slidably coupled to the first column in an extension direction of the first column; a display provided in the main body; and a indicator arranged in one end of the second column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-woo Lee, Dae-woong Han
  • Patent number: 10293232
    Abstract: Certain preferred embodiments of the present invention provide an improved light raising and lowering apparatus and method for a basketball goal. A light assembly is mounted at the upper end of an arcuate pole. The pole extends through two pairs of rollers. The pole can be rolled upward and downward to raise and lower the light assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Indian Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Brangers, Philip Elpers
  • Patent number: 10264818
    Abstract: Disclosed and claimed is a glow in the dark, size adaptable cigar splitting apparatus comprising an outer body and an inner size adapting sleeve adapted to be slidingly engaged therewith and further comprising a cutting blade for splitting the wrapper and, if present, packaging, of a cigar, cigarillo or other smoking device. In a preferred embodiment, the inner size adapting sleeve may be cylindrical in shape and is removable, allowing the invention to be adapted to various sizes of smoking devices. The improved size adaptable cigar splitter apparatus of the invention may further comprise a lanyard tang adapted to receive a necklace, lanyard, or similar structure to facilitate ease of carrying. Also claimed is a glow in the dark covering for cigar tools such as splitters, cutters and punches. Also claimed is a glow in the dark inlay for cigar tools such as splitters, cutters and punches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: George A. Spurling, III
  • Patent number: 10260685
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes a LED assembly comprising at least one LED operable to emit light when energized through an electrical path. A heat sink structure is thermally coupled to the LED assembly for dissipating heat to the ambient environment. An aromatic structure is thermally coupled to the heat sink structure such that the aromatic structure is heated by the heat dissipated from the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Levy Bernard, P. Joseph DeSena, Jr., Philip Scott
  • Patent number: 10145548
    Abstract: A motion sensing lighting device includes a base seat, an illuminating assembly, and a sensing component. The base seat has a pivotal portion. The illuminating assembly includes a pair of illumination lamps. The illuminating assembly has an adapter module rotatably mounted to the pivotal portion, and a pair of illumination lamps. The adapter module is pivotally connected to the pivotal portion. The pair of illumination lamps are rotatably arranged at two sides of the adapter module. The sensing component is pivotally connected to the pivotal portion and is selectively used to start the illuminating assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Chia-Teh Chen
  • Patent number: 10132454
    Abstract: An electronic fountain candle, comprising a transparent or semitransparent outer cylinder (9), a battery compartment, a flow-guiding cover (10), an LED/water pump assembly (4), and a control board (3). A water storage chamber is located at the interior wall of the outer cylinder (9), above the bottom of the battery compartment. The LED/water pump assembly (4) is mounted inside the water storage chamber, and comprises: an LED-PCB board (42) for an LED, as well as a water pump (43) and a water drainage pipe (41). The LED-PCB board (42) is waterproofed, and the water outlet of the water pump (43) is connected to the water drainage pipe (41). The flow-guiding cover (10) is provided with a flow-guiding hole, and the water drainage pipe (41) is in communication with the flow-guiding hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Xiaofeng Li
  • Patent number: 10112203
    Abstract: A portable volatile material dispenser includes a housing having a top wall and at least one side wall and an opening formed within the top wall of the housing. A volatile material actuator is disposed within the housing and a manifold is in fluid communication with and extends between the volatile material actuator and the opening to move volatile material in the form of a mist from the volatile material actuator, through the manifold, and out the opening. A container holding a fluid is disposed within the housing and in fluid communication with the volatile material actuator. An air flow generator disposed within the housing and positioned to create a flow of air out of the dispenser through the opening for moving the mist from the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris A. Kubicek, Scott D. Walter, Alexander S. Park, Sajid Patel, Steven V. Bisbikis
  • Patent number: 10088129
    Abstract: Disclosed is a Discriminating Radial Illuminator (DRI), which is a portable illumination and obscuration system offering unique advantages over conventional methods of illumination. Exemplary uses include: Tactical illumination and obscuration for military, law enforcement and private security; special effects lighting for the entertainment industry; architectural and commercial lighting, both interior and exterior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Laurence J. Levin
  • Patent number: 10062365
    Abstract: A variable mode electronic wind chime. The electronic wind chime provides a visual and audible indicator of the presence or absence of wind. A housing is the structural center of the electronic wind chime and contains a clapper, chimes and light sources corresponding with the chimes opposite of a hanger. The light sources can be modified by the insertion of color films into film slots. The clapper can be moved between various settings to enable audible sound, light source activation or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Terrance Finigan
  • Patent number: 10050473
    Abstract: An electrical article with cord-free charging zone provides users in a work area with access to low-voltage charging for portable electronic devices, in which electrical current is conveyed upon placement of an electronic device within the charging zone. The electrical article is configured for use in a work area, and includes a housing, a low voltage charging zone with power unit, and an electrical power input. The charging zone is defined along at least a portion of an upper surface of the housing. The low voltage power unit is operable to cordlessly convey electrical power to a portable electrical or electronic device that is positioned at the low voltage charging zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Norman R. Byrne, Robert L. Knapp, Timothy J. Warwick, Roger D. Burdi
  • Patent number: 10047947
    Abstract: A salt lamp includes a main body having a receiving cavity, a first display member having a through slot communicating the receiving cavity with an exterior of the main body, at least one salt crystal member securely supported in the receiving cavity, an illuminating unit, and a salt crystal supporting arrangement. The salt crystal supporting arrangement includes a residual collection tray detachably supported in the receiving cavity at a position underneath the salt crystal member. The a residual collection tray has a supporting portion for partially supporting the salt crystal member, and an indented portion to form a residual storage cavity for storing liquid residual dripping from the salt crystal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Lin Yang, Hai Yang
  • Patent number: 9968080
    Abstract: A pest control lighting device having a connector capable of electrically connecting to a common lightbulb socket or electrical outlet. The pest control lighting device includes one or more light sources in electrical connection with the connector. The pest control lighting device may include an inner module capable of holding one or more pest control materials, such as an insect repellent. The pest control lighting device may further include sound emitting components that may be capable of emitting an ultrasonic sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Clean Concept LLC
    Inventors: Paul Van Kleef, Max Azria, Robert M. McFarlane, Yasmine Hanane
  • Patent number: 9957929
    Abstract: A system for capturing cleaner intake air for use within an air intake system of a work vehicle may generally include an intake duct defining an inlet for receiving air and at least one actuator associated with the intake duct. The actuator(s) may be configured to move at least a portion of the intake duct so as to adjust a position of the inlet relative to a fixed reference location on the work vehicle. In addition, the system may include at least one sensor configured to monitor an air-related parameter associated with the work vehicle and a controller communicatively coupled to the actuator(s) and the sensor(s). The controller may be configured to actively control the operation of the actuator(s) such that the position of the inlet is adjusted based on the air-related parameter so as to reduce an amount of particulates received within the intake duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Chad Zeilenga, Thomas Chlystek
  • Patent number: 9939137
    Abstract: This invention relates to a light system for use in indoor or outdoor environments. More specifically, it provides a foldable, portable, self-supporting shadow-reducing utility light system capable of illuminating multi-dimensional areas, a kit and a method of use therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas John Shields, Tristan Mullane
  • Patent number: 9897273
    Abstract: A light emitting apparatus can include: a first connecting part and a second connecting part connected to each other to form a propagation channel therebetween through which laser beam from a laser light source can propagate, and a power supply cable including a pair of terminals provided in a middle thereof and connected to and separated from each other. One of the terminals can be included in the first connecting part and the other thereof can be included in the second connecting part. When the first connecting part and the second connecting part are connected to each other, the terminals can be connected to each other to constitute a supply channel configured to supply drive power to a driving circuit. When the first and second connecting parts are disconnected, the connected terminals can be separated from each other to cut off the supply channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshihiro Seko
  • Patent number: 9879847
    Abstract: A decorative lighting apparatus including first laser light source providing a first light and a second laser light providing a second light, a switch, and a motion assembly. The switch including a first setting corresponding to the first light source being in an on condition and the second light source being in an off condition, and a second setting corresponding to the first light source and the second light source being in an on condition. The motion assembly being configured to secure at least one optical element in the path of the first light or second light being generated by the first and second laser light sources, and including a motor being coupled to the articulating element such that a movement generated by the motor is imparted to the optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Telebrands Corp.
    Inventors: Ajit Khubani, Lou Lentine
  • Patent number: 9869446
    Abstract: Provided are a radiating device and a lighting device, including a first radiating module configured to receive heat generated from a light source module; and a second radiating module that comprises a first member extending to the first radiating module and transmitting the received heat, and a second member configured to emit the heat transmitted from the first member to a light emitting space, and thus a production cost and a weight can be reduced, space utilization can be improved, and snow melting of an optical member can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Hoon Kim, Sung Min Kim
  • Patent number: 9833133
    Abstract: A dental light comprises at least one light emitting diode light source configured to produce a light beam and at least one collimating lens system situated to receive the light beam. The collimating lens system is configured to collect and collimate the light beam. The collimating lens system can additionally modify the beam through controlled diffusion or shape the beam using an aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: A-dec, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher C. Stone, Takaaki Nakagawa, Eric Bube, Randall Joel Lonsdale, Patrick W. Berry, Ryan M. Williams, Joseph Van Domelen, Jason Alvarez, Jonathan E. Myers
  • Patent number: 9835323
    Abstract: A device for an illuminated balloon includes a light emitting diode. A holder is connected to the light emitting diode, the holder having a first side, an opposite second side, and a hole which receives the light emitting diode, the hole extending from the first side to the second side. The holder is connectable to the inside surface of the balloon, so that the light emitting diode points out from the balloon. When so connected to the balloon, the longitudinal axis of the light emitting diode is oriented substantially perpendicular to the surface of the balloon. In an embodiment the holder is disc shaped, is fabricated from foam, and is connected to the inside surface of the balloon by an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: David Brett Rubinstein
  • Patent number: 9759421
    Abstract: The light bulb device with functional features may include one or more features such as a dimmer function for the light source, an on/off function for the light source, a charger function for external devices using an USB port, an electrical outlet, a night light, etc. The light bulb thus converts the AC voltage in the conventional light socket to one or more usable voltages for electronic features therein or other electronic devices. One such feature is a dimmer function, another feature is one or more USB ports for charging or operating other devices such as video camera. Also, a Bluetooth connection may allow the device to act as a speaker or projector or a clock. A video monitoring feature may be included within the device that can be monitored via Bluetooth connection to a smart phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Baschnagel
  • Patent number: 9752742
    Abstract: Various embodiments of electric lighting devices, and in particular, electric candles are described. The devices can include a flame element onto which light can be projected from a light source. Preferably, the light is projected within a focal area on the flame element. The housing of the devices can include projections that help maintain a vertical position of a circuit board within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Luminara Worldwide, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Patton, James LaBelle, Jeffrey Thompson
  • Patent number: 9746147
    Abstract: A light fixture includes a fixture body having a mount, a mounting stem, and a receiver. The mount is configured to mount onto a ceiling surface and suspend the fixture body. The mounting stem has a first end connected to the mount and a second end. The receiver is disposed on the second end of the mounting stem below the first end with respect to the ceiling surface. The light fixture includes a socket disposed on the receiver for receiving a light emitter and a frame having a first end connected to the fixture body and extending downward and away from the fixture body with respect to the ceiling surface to a second end located below the received light emitter. A power receptacle and/or a communication receptacle is/are disposed on the frame in a location below the fixture body and the received light emitter with respect to the ceiling surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: McKeon Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Devin Benner
  • Patent number: 9684337
    Abstract: A mounting stand for a portable electronic device that includes: a base; a pedestal at one end of a top surface of the base; an arm extending from the pedestal; a cradle at a distal end of the arm; and a audio speaker on the top surface of the base abutting the pedestal. Preferably, the base is rectangular in shape and includes a LED light surrounding the perimeter of the base. In one particular embodiment, the cradle includes side supports, a bottom support and a back support. Preferably the arm is flexible allowing rotation of the cradle. The speaker connects to a portable electronic device, where the portable electronic device includes a smartphone or a tablet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Jones, II, Wynona Mims-Jones
  • Patent number: 9683721
    Abstract: A lighting system with extended arrays of LED light engines is disclosed. The extended arrays of LED light engines are coupled to bent, curved, contoured or angled support surfaces within a housing structure, coupled to bent, curved, contoured or angled surfaces of the housing structure or a combination thereof. Preferably, the extended arrays of LED light engines emit both upward and downward lighting through diffuse surfaces of the housing structure. In some embodiments of the invention the positions and/or angles of light emitting surfaces of extended arrays of LED light engines are adjustable within the housing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: FINELITE INC.
    Inventors: Walter Blue Clark, David Daoud Aziz, Arlan R. Santos, Aaron Matthew Smith
  • Patent number: 9678482
    Abstract: A biological information processing system includes a pulse wave information acquisition unit that acquires pulse wave information of a user, and a processing unit that determines a sleep state of the user on the basis of the pulse wave information and instructs an alarm control unit to perform an alarm notification based on a notification mode according to the sleep state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Eizo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9668657
    Abstract: A biological information processing system includes a pulse wave information acquisition unit that acquires pulse wave information of a user; and a processing unit that instructs an alarm control unit to perform alarm cancellation when it is determined that the user has transitioned from a sleep state to an awakened state, on the basis of the pulse wave information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Eizo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9669757
    Abstract: A motor vehicle interior trim part for a motor vehicle interior includes at least one integrated organic light-emitting diode OLED, where the motor vehicle interior trim part has a decorative layer, where the decorative layer has a surface structure, and where the visible side of the OLED directly adjacent to the vehicle interior has the same surface structure as the decorative layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: FAURECIA INNENRAUM SYSTEME GMBH
    Inventor: Rudolf Aufmkolk
  • Patent number: 9664370
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lighting assembly (100), comprising at least one light source (402), a heat sink (102) for dissipating heat generated during operation of the at least one light source (402), a lamp foot for connecting the at least one light source to a power supply, a control unit for controlling the at least one light source, and a first antenna arrangement (204) connected to the control unit and being electrically insulated from the heat sink (102) and the lamp foot (104), wherein the heat sink (102) and the lamp foot (104) form a second antenna arrangement (108), and the first antenna arrangement (204) is arranged in close vicinity of the second antenna arrangement (108) for allowing near-field coupling of a radio frequency signal provided to control the at least one light source (402).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Jaco Van Der Merwe, Roger Henri Denker, Yacouba Louh, Dennis Johannes Antonius Claessens, Marijn Geels, Lambertus Adrianus Marinus De Jong
  • Patent number: 9613541
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for learning to play a musical instrument, such as a guitar, by incorporating a markable, erasable surface onto the neck of the instrument such that the student may apply, as needed, removable markings to the instrument that indicate the correct finger positions for playing the instrument. The incorporation of this markable, erasable surface onto the instrument is an improved method of learning because a student is better able to place his or her fingers in the correct positions on the instrument when learning how to play the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventor: Dylan J. Badilla-Bradford
  • Patent number: 9596839
    Abstract: Various implementations described herein are directed to a non-transitory computer readable medium having stored thereon computer-executable instructions which, when executed by a computer, may cause the computer to automatically receive motion capture data recorded by one or more cameras. The computer may analyze the motion capture data to detect a cast, catch, or bite. The computer may store a record of the cast, catch, or bite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: NAVICO HOLDING AS
    Inventor: Paul Robert Bailey
  • Patent number: 9587792
    Abstract: An electronic display and lighting arrangement for viewing by, and illumination for, a person in a resting position includes: an electronic display assembly including a first carriage movable along a translation axis, a first pivot arm coupled to the first carriage with the first pivot arm pivotable about a first pivot axis, and an electronic display coupled to the first pivot arm; and a lighting assembly including a second carriage movable in a direction parallel to the translation axis, and a light coupled to the second carriage and adjustably positionable by movement of the second carriage. The electronic display is adjustably positionable both along the translation axis by movement of the first carriage, and about the first pivot axis by movement of the first pivot arm about the first pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: TGR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES, LLC
    Inventor: Shannon G. Parsons
  • Patent number: 9589431
    Abstract: An implementation of a system, device and method for projecting a visual indicator against a surface is provided. A display projection system in a handheld sensor device (e.g. a handheld wall scanner) projects a static or computer-controlled dynamic pattern of light onto a surface being scanned to indicate a specific feature, such as existence of solid structures of wood, metal or plastic, electric or magnetic fields, or a disturbance of a field. The projected light may be controlled by a computer via an aperture to allow flexibility in what is projected, such as icons, lines, graphics, characters and colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: ZIRCON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Barry Wingate, Anthony J. Rossetti, Norman LaVar Krantz, John R. Stauss
  • Patent number: 9551472
    Abstract: A rotary electronic candle, including a candle body having a hollow cavity with a candle wick, the candle wick including a battery box base, a plurality of fixing columns, a motor fixing ring, a cover plate, a motor, a rotating shaft, a light source plate and a hemispherical cover. The fixing columns are fixed at the upper end of the battery box base, the motor fixing ring is located between the plurality of fixing columns, and the cover plate is covered on the upper end face of the motor fixing ring. A through hole is formed in the center of the cover plate, the motor is installed in the motor fixing ring, the rotating shaft is connected with the motor shaft of the motor and penetrates through the through hole, and the light source plate is fixed on the cover plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: NANTONG YA TAI CANDLE ARTS & CRAFTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yingqi Ding
  • Patent number: 9538620
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lighting apparatus. The lighting apparatus includes a lighting module to receive therein a lighting part that emits light to an outside and a power control part having a connector; and a communication module extending by passing through the lighting module and detachably coupled to the connector to transfer a control signal received through a wireless network to the power control part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK, CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dae Hun Kim
  • Patent number: 9527558
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for incorporating lighting fixtures (e.g., Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting fixtures) within other non-lighting components, or their mounting structures, already mounted to a watercraft. A mounting bracket that may be used to mount the non-lighting component to the watercraft may be modified to include a mounting bracket for the LED lighting device. The light fixture may be incorporated into the non-lighting component mount without utilizing any extra surface area on the watercraft itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: JST Performance, LLC
    Inventors: David A. Davis, Christopher P. Largent
  • Patent number: 9515427
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly includes a cable and an electrical connector electrically connected with the cable, the electrical connector including a mating member, a printed circuit board (PCB) electrically connected with the mating member, a light emitting element mounted on the PCB, a light pipe to pass the light emitted by the light emitting element therethrough, a metal shell enclosing the PCB, and an outer case covering the metal shell, the light pipe mounted to the PCB, wherein the light pipe defines a first step portion and a second step portion on the bottom side of the first step portion, the first step portion defines a first surface exposing to a light-transmissive region of the outer case, the second step portion defines a second surface, and the metal shell bears against the second surface to press the light pipe against the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerry Wu, Jun Chen, Fan-Bo Meng
  • Patent number: 9509146
    Abstract: An electrical system that includes an enclosure and a power source located outside the enclosure and generating a first current. The electrical system can also include a transmitting inductor located within the enclosure and electrically connected to the power source, where the first current generated by the power source flows through the transmitting inductor. The electrical system can further include a receiving inductor positioned proximate to the transmitting inductor within the enclosure, where the first current flowing through the transmitting inductor induces a second current to flow through the receiving inductor. The electrical system can also include a device located within the enclosure and electrically connected to the receiving inductor, wherein the second current induced in the receiving conductor powers the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Manahan, Scott J. Bowen
  • Patent number: 9506643
    Abstract: A light effect material is used to create a viewing effect visible to a viewer on the opposite side of the light effect material than one or more LEDs which emit light which is dispersed by dispersive elements on the outer surface of the light effect material. A transparent space is used to space the LEDs apart from the dispersive elements of the light effect material and light emitting dies of the LEDs are substantially parallel to the light effect material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: Carmen Rapisarda
  • Patent number: 9466246
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for ambient light sensing for electronic displays. In one embodiment, a device may include a light guide with a first surface and a second surface, where the light guide has a first refractive index value. The device may include a light sensor mounted on either the first surface or the second surface, the light sensor positioned such that at least a portion of ambient light incident upon the light guide is directed to a detection window of the light sensor, where the detection window has a second material having a second refractive index value. The device may include an adhesive layer configured to optically couple the light sensor to the light guide, the adhesive layer having a third refractive index value equal to or greater than the first refractive index value and equal to or less than the second refractive index value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Juho Ilkka Jalava
  • Patent number: 9425536
    Abstract: A wall outlet lighting power supply system for efficiently providing electrical power to low voltage lighting utilizing a conventional AC wall outlet. The wall outlet lighting power supply system generally includes a housing, a power plug attached to the housing for electrically connecting to a power socket of a conventional wall outlet, a low voltage power supply positioned within the housing and electrically connected to the power plug, and a plurality of low voltage wires extending from housing and electrically connected to the low voltage power supply. The housing includes at least one spacer to maintain a rear wall of the housing in a parallel relationship with respect to a building wall when connected to the wall outlet. The housing includes a door to provide access to a wiring area. The housing also includes at least one opening to allow for the low voltage wires to extend through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Inspired LED, LLC
    Inventors: James J. Levante, Tanner J. Leland
  • Patent number: 9416943
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a base and a light source and a diverging unit placed on the base. The diverging unit has a divergent lens and a diverging ring. The divergent lens includes a light incident surface, a light exiting surface, and a side surface. The side surface is connected to the light incident surface and the light exiting surface. The divergent lens defines a receiving space and the receiving space extending into the divergent lens from the light incident surface towards the light exiting surface. The light source is received in the receiving space. The diverging ring is positioned on the light exiting surface and in-line with the light source so that the diverging ring reflects light from the light source transmitted through the divergent lens in multiple directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Feng-Yuen Dai, Chau-Jin Hu, Li-Ying Wang He
  • Patent number: 9408268
    Abstract: Aspects of the presently disclosed embodiments may include a wireless power outage lighting system comprising one or more power change detection apparatuses and one or more wireless lighting modules where the system is implemented to allow management of multiple groups in the same area such that interference may be avoided when there are multiple transmissions in the same area. A power change detection apparatus may be configured to transmit to avoid interference with another power change detection apparatus. A power change detection apparatus may also be configured through the user input method to operate different groups of wireless lighting modules such that lighting zones may be created. Multiple lighting zone allow a user to configure lighting provided by the wireless power outage lighting system based on their preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Wireless Environment, LLC
    Inventors: Michael V. Recker, David B. Levine
  • Patent number: 9404646
    Abstract: A lighting system with extended arrays of LED light engines is disclosed. The extended arrays of LED light engines are coupled to bent, curved, contoured or angled support surfaces within a housing structure, coupled to bent, curved, contoured or angled surfaces of the housing structure or a combination thereof. Preferably, the extended arrays of LED light engines emit both upward and downward lighting through diffuse surfaces of the housing structure. In some embodiments of the invention the positions and/or angles of light emitting surfaces of extended arrays of LED light engines are adjustable within the housing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: FINELITE INC.
    Inventors: Walter Blue Clark, David Daoud Aziz, Arlan R. Santos, Aaron Matthew Smith
  • Patent number: 9377181
    Abstract: An artificial candle has a delicate glowing shroud or sock that can flutter like a candle flame, and the shroud may surround a “wick” that can be seen through the shroud to glow. Such a diaphanous shroud can be actuated by a fan, air pump, solenoid or conductor, which can be provided adjacent to the shroud or distanced from the shroud, for example in a central body of a chandelier. The wick may be lighted by a light emitting diode (LED), and the shroud can include fluorescent material that absorbs and reradiates some of the light from the wick. The wick and the shroud can be coupled to a shaft that simulates a wax candle body. A standard threaded fitting can be provided so that the artificial candle can thread into a socket to replace a light bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventor: Mark A. Lauer
  • Patent number: 9371972
    Abstract: An electronic flameless candle including a body having a top surface, a bottom surface, a sidewall between the top surface and the bottom surface, and a cavity defined by the top surface, the bottom surface and the sidewall, the body configured in shape and size to simulate a true flame candle. The candle may also include a light source operably connected to the body, the light source electrically operated to illuminate in a way that simulates a natural flicker of a real candle flame. The candle may also include a scent component, operably connected to the body, the scent component configured to emit a scent when heated and/or a sensor component, operably connected to the body, the sensor component configured to sense an environmental condition and affect a mode of the light source upon the sensing of the environmental condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventor: Xiaofeng Li
  • Patent number: 9306406
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a charging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventor: Jason J Miklitsch
  • Patent number: 9265489
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for opening a passageway of a patient. The device includes a base plate for attachment to cricoid cartilage of the patient. A post extends from the base plate through the patient's skin. The post is pulled via a force to manually open the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventor: Peter C. Belafsky
  • Patent number: 9209222
    Abstract: A surveillance device includes a circuit card assembly disposed in a housing and a plurality of light emitting diodes disposed on the circuit card assembly, each of the plurality of light emitting diodes configured to emit a narrow beam of light. The surveillance device further includes a diffuser disposed in the housing, the diffuser configured to spread the narrow beam of light and a Fresnel lens disposed in the housing, the Fresnel lens configured to spread and redirect light emitted from the diffuser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventor: James W. Swenson
  • Patent number: 9151458
    Abstract: A solar panel device is provided which can be simply attached to an existing fluorescent lamp or LED lamp to construct a power-generating lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: NIHON ENERGY INSTITUTE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiko Ono
  • Patent number: 9115854
    Abstract: A light emitting diode bulb is described, which includes a lamp housing, a light source module, a lampshade and a lamp cap. The lamp housing includes a first adjusting member and a second adjusting member. The first adjusting member includes a first engaging structure, a first acting surface and a second acting surface. The first acting surface and the second acting surface are located on the first engaging structure. The second adjusting member can be moved in relation to the first adjusting member. The second adjusting member includes a second engaging structure corresponding to the first engaging structure, and the second engaging structure has an upper opposing surface and a lower opposing surface. The light source module is disposed on the second adjusting member and can be moved as the second adjusting member is moved. The lampshade and the lamp cap are disposed on the lamp housing respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: BEAUTIFUL LIGHT TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Shih-Ting Chiu, Chien-Wen Chiu