Modifier Mountable On Light Source Envelope Patents (Class 362/255)
  • Patent number: 10678060
    Abstract: A laser line generation device includes a unitary lens structure and a laser emitter. The unitary lens structure includes an aspheric surface, a conical surface, and a side surface. The conical surface tapers inwardly toward the aspheric surface to an apex of the conical surface that is opposite an interior side of the aspheric surface. In operation, the laser emitter emits light rays toward the unitary lens structure, and the light rays pass through the aspheric surface into the unitary lens structure, reflect off of the conical surface, and exit the lens structure through the side surface. The light rays exiting the unitary lens structure may be substantially perpendicular to the light rays entering the unitary lens structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Olsen, William John Weidner, William F. Jackson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10495296
    Abstract: An integral conduit modular lighting system that has a light board having circuitry that is secured to a heat sink with an adhesive layer. The heat sink has a gasket in order to securely connect the lighting system to a preexisting conduit body such that the lighting system withstand a high pressure wash without leakage to the board. The heat sink also has opening that mate with openings of preexisting electrical conduit bodies to provide installation of the modular lighting system to existing electrical conduit bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY NORTH AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Zdenko Grajcar
  • Patent number: 10436423
    Abstract: A holder includes a socket. An insert can be positioned in the socket and includes two terminals configured to engage pads on an LED array. The insert and holder configuration can be configured to provide electrical isolation for a COB LED array so that additional flexibility in the selection of power suppliers is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory P. Meyer
  • Patent number: 10165676
    Abstract: A circuit board system includes a circuit board having a base part (101) and at least one changeable part (102) furnished with at least one electrical component (103) such as a light emitting diode. The base part includes an aperture for receiving the changeable part so that a perpendicular of the changeable part is parallel with a perpendicular of the base part. The aperture is shaped to allow the position of the changeable part to be changed with respect to the base part when the changeable part is in the aperture, and edges of the aperture and the changeable part have mutually cooperative connection portions (105, 106) which allow the changeable part to be introduced on the aperture when the changeable part is in a first position and which limit freedom of the changeable part to get away from the aperture when the changeable part is in a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: LEDIL OY
    Inventor: Hannu Hukkanen
  • Patent number: 10056535
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a substrate, a light emitting chip, a first electrode, and a second electrode. The light emitting chip includes a first and a second semiconductor layers. The first semiconductor layer is disposed on the substrate. The second semiconductor layer is stacked on the first semiconductor layer and forms a light emitting junction with the first semiconductor layer. The first electrode connects to the first semiconductor layer and the second electrode connects to the second semiconductor layer. The light emitting device may further include a transparent layer that is disposed on the substrate and surrounds and contacts the lateral of the light emitting chip. A refraction index of the transparent layer is between a refraction index of the light emitting chip and that of a vacuum. The first electrode may penetrate the second semiconductor layer to connect to the first semiconductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cheng-Chieh Chang, Tsung-Tien Wu, Wen-Wei Yang, Tsung-Yi Lin
  • Patent number: 9927098
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display device. The display device includes light sources to generate light; light flux control members to refract the light; a drive substrate on which the light sources are mounted; a cover to cover the drive substrate; reflective portions disposed in at least one of the drive substrate and the cover to reflect the refracted light; and a display panel into which the reflected light is incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eun Sung Seo, Gi Seok Lee, Chang Hyuck Lee, Hyun Ho Choi, Lee Im Kang, Ki Cheol Kim
  • Patent number: 9892906
    Abstract: A lamp 10 is described which may be used in an automotive headlight 12. The lamp 10 comprises at least one filament 20 within a transparent lamp vessel 16. A color filter portion 30 is provided through which light is emitted with a color change. The lamp vessel 16 further comprises a color transparent portion, through which light is emitted without a color change. The color transparent portion is arranged such that an illumination beam of light 40 is emitted through the color transparent portion to achieve a non-colored illumination. The color filter portion 30 is arranged such that only peripheral and/or scattered portions of light are emitted through the color filter portion to achieve a color appearance of the headlight 12 in operation of the lamp 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Jacek Maciej Kowalski, Wiktor Plawski, Tomasz Michal Mamenas, Piotr Jerzy Kozar, Mateusz Wojciech Marek, Lukas Kuepper, Hans-Alo Dohmen, Anna Justyna Zydorczyk
  • Patent number: 9857554
    Abstract: Clips are provided to secure optic element systems to a printed circuit board. Associated mounting systems may, for example, eliminate direct adhesion of an optic element to an associated illumination source (e.g., LED). Thereby, thermal management of the system may be improved, adding flexibility in, for example, mounting height and tilt of an optic element. Thus, manufacturing cost, associated with mounting optic elements to L.E.D. arrays, may be reduced. Associated mounting systems may enable a direct electrical connection from a printed circuit to, for example, optical path control elements embedded within an optic element using, for example, various electro-optical control technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Gilbert Pinter
  • Patent number: 9811984
    Abstract: A sensing module for configuring on a vibrating machine or structure, such as a pump or pump assembly is provided. The sensing module includes an outer shell configured with a recessed portion, and encapsulated electronics having a multicolored light array arranged inside the outer shell. The multicolored light array responds to signaling containing information about a condition being sensed or monitored by the sensing module and provides along a projection axis at least one beam of light containing information about the condition. The signaling is received from one or more of the other encapsulated electronics, including an accelerometer or temperature sensing device. The sensing module includes a domed lens configured in the recessed portion of the outer shell, and configured to project the at least one beam of light along the projection axis with a visibility of 360° for viewing from afar, by an observer visually monitoring the sensing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ITT MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Bradley C. Decook, Daniel J. Kernan, Jeffrey Sullivan, Neil Loychik, Naveen George
  • Patent number: 9726845
    Abstract: An anti-reflective device that is to be attached to a variety of types or sizes of optical products via side members. The anti-reflective device is to be used on optical products such binoculars, monocular, rifle scopes, and spotting scopes, to prevent the return to an object of visible reflections of light emitted from the surface of the objective lens of an optical product. In a simple one-handed motion, the anti-reflective device is to be clamped to the external body of an optical product, used as an anti-reflective device, and removed via a simple one-handed motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Carson Optical, Inc
    Inventor: Maximilian Geraci
  • Patent number: 9687314
    Abstract: A lamp having a front surface from which light is emitted and that includes a high efficiency light source assembly producing a beam having a 3 dB beamwidth of greater than 100°, and which includes a substrate, a high efficiency light source supported by the substrate; and a dome-lens that contains the high efficiency light source. Also, an optical assembly is positioned to receive light from the light emitting diode assembly and to produce a headlamp light beam emitted from the front surface of the lamp. Further, an annular light block defines an annulus and is placed about the lens, so that the lens protrudes through the annulus, thereby creating a sharp boundary for the output light beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: RIVERPOINT MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventor: John Thomas Ferguson
  • Patent number: 9643674
    Abstract: A motorcycle includes a structure for making the lighting devices inconspicuous while still fulfilling the function and protecting the lighting devices. A horizontally opposed engine includes cylinder heads with cylinder head covers covering the cylinder heads. A pair of left and right lighting devices for lighting the front of vehicle are provided. The lighting devices are provided on the cylinder head covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Sato
  • Patent number: 9618169
    Abstract: A lighting element for an illuminated hardscape. The lighting element includes a body structure defining a dispersion surface. A light fixture is positioned within the body structure and is configured to provide a light which is dispersed through the body structure to the dispersion surface. The body structure is formed from a clear or translucent material. An illuminated hardscaping is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: HARTMAN DESIGN, INC.
    Inventor: Michael S. Hartman
  • Patent number: 9616807
    Abstract: A vehicle component includes a molded cover molded into a shape of a surface of a part attached to a vehicle and a surface-emitting device bonded or fitted and fixed along a back face of the molded cover. The molded cover is vacuum formed by solid decorative molding of a translucent resin molded member with a translucent film, and light from the surface-emitting device is transmitted through the molded cover and emerges in a predetermined light-emitting area which is a part of a surface of the vehicle component. The vehicle component obtains a light-emitting function with a relatively simple structure and in a relatively compact form with a design not impaired and excellent in beauty and appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignees: FU-SE VACUUM FORMING CO., LTD., KOHKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Miura, Yoshihiro Kamiike, Yuichi Ohga
  • Patent number: 9482394
    Abstract: A predetermined illuminated surface pattern is generated from a predetermined energy distribution pattern of an LED light source within an LED package having a light transmitting dome. An estimated optical transfer function of a lens shape of an optic is defined by the shape of an exterior and inner surface which envelopes at least in part the light transmitting dome of the LED package. An energy distribution pattern is obtained by combination of the estimated optical transfer function and the predetermined energy distribution pattern of the light source. A projection of the energy distribution pattern onto the illuminated surface is determined. The projection is compared to the predetermined illuminated surface pattern. The estimated optical transfer function is illuminated surface pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: ILLUMINATION MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald G. Holder, Greg Rhoads
  • Patent number: 9360203
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an illumination device (100) and a method (4000) for assembly of such an illumination device. The illumination device (100) comprises a light source (110) arranged to generate light, a carrier (120) arranged to support the light source and an envelope (130) enclosing the light source and the carrier. The envelope comprises at least two enveloping parts which, when joined together, form the envelope. Further, the carrier is arranged in thermal contact with at least one of the enveloping parts for dissipating heat out of the illumination device. The method comprises the steps of mounting (4100) the light source in thermal contact with the carrier and enclosing (4200) the light source and the carrier with the envelope. The present invention is advantageous in that it provides a convenient design which facilitates the assembly of the illumination device. Further, the present invention is advantageous in that it provides an illumination device with improved heat transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Antonius Adrianus Maria Marinus, Omke Jan Teerling, Bastiaan Uitbeijerse
  • Patent number: 9322970
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical system for coupling light from at least one approximately point-shaped light source such as a LED into a flat light guide made of a transparent material such as glass or plastic. The inventive system is characterized in that the point light source is arranged above a surface of the light guide and is associated with an optical element, which couples the light from the point light source into the flat light guide at the surface thereof, wherein the in-coupled light satisfies the condition of the critical angle for total reflection and remains inside the flat light guide until controlled out-coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventor: Andreas Hesse
  • Patent number: 9236543
    Abstract: The light emitting device includes a light emitting chip, and an optical lens provided over the light emitting chip. The optical lens includes an incident surface into which a light emitted from the light emitting chip is incident, a recess portion opposite to the incident surface and recessed in a direction of the incident surface, an exit surface provided at a peripheral portion of the recess portion to output a light incident through the incident surface, and a convex portion protruding between the recess portion and the exit surface and connected with at least one of the recess portion and the exit surface through an inflection point. The convex portion is located inward of a line segment ranging from the light emitting chip to a first inflection point provided at an outermost portion of the recess portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kwang Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 9188312
    Abstract: A directional lamp assembly includes a light source, a reflector having a first portion and a second portion and operative to direct light emitted from the light source to a target area, a heat sink circumscribing the reflector and operative to dissipate heat produced by the light source and a light diffusing lens disposed over the light source and operative to transmit light to the target area. The second portion of the reflector is disposed radially outboard of the first portion and is integrally formed in combination with the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Lee Yoder, Lei Deng, David Christopher Anderson, Dengke Cai
  • Patent number: 9033549
    Abstract: A surface mount light (10) comprises a base assembly (12) and a first diffuser (14). The base assembly (12) includes (i) a housing body (25) having a base (16) and a side (18) that is coupled to the base (16), the base (16) being mountable on a surface (15); (ii) a light assembly (22) positioned substantially within the housing body (25), the light assembly (22) including one or more LED lights (34), wherein power is selectively provided to the light assembly (22) such that at least one of the one or more LED lights (34) directs light away from the base (16); and (iii) a first attachment member (40). The first diffuser (14) includes a second attachment member (42) that selectively engages the first attachment member (40) to selectively attach the first diffuser (14) to the base assembly (12) without damaging the base assembly (12) and the first diffuser (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: BELLALUZ LIGHTING, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Nussbaum, William Scott Bourne
  • Patent number: 8979312
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) bulb includes a connecting body, a mounting base located on the connecting body and a plurality of LED modules mounted on the mounting base. The mounting base has a top face spaced from the connecting body and at least three surrounding walls. The top face of the mounting base orients toward a direction different that of each of the at least three surrounding walls. A lamp cover is secured to the connecting body and encloses the LED modules. An extension of the top face of the mounting base interests with the lamp cover at a point. A tangent line of the lamp cover through the point and the extension of the top face form an included angle which is less than 60 degrees. Furthermore, a center of the lamp cover is located above the top face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Advanced Optoelectronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Lung-Hsin Chen, Wen-Liang Tseng
  • Patent number: 8899789
    Abstract: A lamp module includes a cover structure, a circuit board structure and a multichip package structure, and the circuit board structure and the multichip package structure are sequentially assembled on the bottom side of the cover structure. The cover structure includes a cover body, a plurality of positioning elements disposed on the bottom side of the cover body, and a plurality of retaining elements disposed on the bottom side of the cover body. The cover body has a through opening and a surrounding light-reflecting surface formed on the inner surface of the through opening. The circuit board structure is disposed on the bottom side of the cover body and includes a plurality of conductive pins disposed on the bottom side of the circuit board structure. The multichip package structure is disposed on the bottom side of the cover body and electrically connected to the circuit board structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Paragon Semiconductor Lighting Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chia-Tin Chung, Shih-Neng Tai
  • Patent number: 8894240
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a main body unit, a light source module and a cover unit. The light source module is disposed in an upper space of the main body unit to be separated therefrom and includes a substrate and at least one light emitting device respectively disposed on both surfaces of the substrate. The cover unit is disposed on the main body unit to cover the light source module and allowing light emitted from the light source module to be emitted from a surface of the cover unit in a radial manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheol Jun Yoo, Young Hee Song
  • Patent number: 8786175
    Abstract: A lighting device 100, a lamp and a luminaire is provided. The light device 100 emits a first color distribution predominantly in a first direction and a second color distribution predominantly in a second direction. The lighting device comprises a light exit window, a light source 118, a light distributing layer 108, and a luminescent material. Light 104, 106 is emitted into the ambient of the lighting device through the light exit window. The light exit window has a first part 110 for an escape of light of the first color distribution and a second part 102 for an escape of light of the second color distribution. The second part 102 is different from the first part 110. The light source emits light of a predefined color distribution. The predefined color distribution comprises light of a first color 106. The light distributing layer 108 partly reflects or backscatters impinging light and partly transmits impinging light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Ties Van Bommel, Rifat Ata Mustafa Hikmet
  • Patent number: 8777446
    Abstract: A portable light may comprise a light body and a light head rotatable relative to the light body. The light head may comprise a light source that may be pivotable relative to a base of the light head. The light source may be electrically connected to the light body by rotatable coaxial connections between the light head and the light body and by rotatable coaxial electrical connections between the base of the light head and the light source. The light may optionally further comprise a hanger movable relative to the light body, or may comprise one or more magnets on the light body, or may comprise a clip on the light body, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond L. Sharrah, Donald J. Keeley, Matthew B. Dalton
  • Patent number: 8752983
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a lamp comprises an optically transmissive enclosure. An LED array is disposed in the optically transmissive enclosure operable to emit light when energized through an electrical connection. A gas is contained in the enclosure to provide thermal coupling to the LED array. The gas may include oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher P. Hussell, John Adam Edmond, Gerald H. Negley, Curt Progl, Mark Edmond, Praneet Athalye, Charles M. Swoboda, Antony Paul van de Ven, Paul Kenneth Pickard, Bart P. Reier, James Michael Lay, Peter E. Lopez
  • Patent number: 8696163
    Abstract: A lamp with wide-angle light emission includes a housing, a light emitting module and a bulb. The housing has a coupling portion and an electrical connector formed at two ends thereof. The light emitting module is arranged at the coupling portion of the housing. The bulb covers the light emitting module and includes a center part and a border part, with the center part axially aligning with the light emitting module and the border part surrounding the center part. Furthermore, a diffusing reflector is arranged on the center part, and the border part is formed by a light transmitting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei-Jen Chen, Kuo-Hao Huang
  • Patent number: 8672512
    Abstract: A structure is provided to create an efficient light pattern conversion from a narrow angular light beam pattern of a light emitting source to a wide angle light intensity distribution for an omnidirectional lighting assembly. A heat conductive substrate includes an LED array with at least one central and at least one surrounding LED. A hollow light diverting component is positioned over the LED array; a central LED is within the hollow component while surrounding LEDs are positioned outside. Light emitted by the central LED is reflected off inner surfaces of the hollow component to be discharged from an upper opening. The outer component surface is configured to reflect light from the surrounding LEDs in azimuthal and circumferential directions towards a region below the upper opening. In this manner, plural LEDs are used to form a wide angle emission pattern suitable for use in conventional light bulb replacement devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited
    Inventors: Li Zhou, Kai Chiu Wu, Enboa Wu
  • Patent number: 8616735
    Abstract: A light emitter has a light surround about the emitter formed from silicone having internally encapsulated plant materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Vickie Jean's Creations, Inc.
    Inventor: Victoria Jean Van Dyn Hoven
  • Patent number: 8587186
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a lamp is provided. The lamp may include at least one solid light source which is installed on a carrier; an at least partially light-permeable vessel, which encloses the light source and the carrier in a gas-tight manner and a filling gas, which is enclosed in the vessel, wherein the filling gas is a mixture of at least one gas having high thermal conductivity and at least one gas having a different physical property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: OSRAM AG
    Inventors: Guenter Hoetzl, Stefan Lorenz
  • Patent number: 8480257
    Abstract: A light emitting apparatus having a light transmissive envelope and a light emitting diode light source illuminating the interior of the light transmissive envelope. A thin film dissects the light transmissive envelope. The thin film is both refractive and reflective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: GE Lighting Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Yun Shang, Ruojian Zhu, Yanlin Xu
  • Publication number: 20130148358
    Abstract: This invention describes a detachable cover apparatus for a compact fluorescent light (CFL) light bulb (hereinafter “Detachable CFL Cover”) that affects illumination diffusion, quality, and color. The cover apparatus is slipped over the light emitting portion of the CFL light and attached to the base of the bulb. Upon attachment, the Detachable CFL Cover provides the ability to diffuse or soften, reflect, or change the color of the light emitted from the CFL bulb for practical utilitarian or cosmetic purposes. The Detachable CFL Cover is pressure-mounted to the CFL bulb, hence is detachable, and interchangeable with other Detachable CFL Covers to provide a multitude of illumination options from a single CFL light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventor: Hooshmand Harooni
  • Publication number: 20130120997
    Abstract: This specification describes technologies relating to the modification of pre-existing light fixtures such that the fixtures produce diffuse indirect lighting instead of direct lighting. Implementation of said technology comprises: a modular apparatus that attaches to pre-existing light fixtures to convert direct lighting into diffuse indirect lighting, and a method by which said apparatus is used for said purpose. Said technology enhances the aesthetics of an artificially illuminated environment and increases the comfort of users in said environment. Compared to alternative implementations comprising light fixture replacement, the technology specified herein presents reduced time, money, and skill barriers for users, is highly modular for simple user customization, and can be cleanly installed, adjusted, and removed without damage to the pre-existing light fixture, the attachment surface, or the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: Mitchell Teller
  • Publication number: 20130070440
    Abstract: A first device is provided. The first device may include a first light source comprising one or more organic light emitting devices and a gobo that is optically coupled to the first light source. The gobo may allow differential transmission of light emitted by different parts of the first light source so as to create a fixed variation in the light emitted by the first device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Levermore, Emory Krall
  • Patent number: 8388164
    Abstract: A variety of lighting devices are provided to provide hands-free illumination to enable illumination without needed to hold a flashlight. The hands-free lighting includes lighted headgear, lighted eyeglass frames, lighted clothing, or a lighted head band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Waters
  • Patent number: 8366295
    Abstract: Broad light emission is provided and additionally heat conductivity is increased to improve reliability. A light emitting device comprises a light emitting element, a pair of conductor members, a transparent board and a transparent member. The conductor members are spaced away from each other at an interval in a side-surface direction of the light emitting element and are electrically connected to the light emitting element. The transparent board supports the light emitting element and the pair of conductive members. The transparent member is located on the transparent board and seals the light emitting element and the pair of conductor members. The pair of conductor members are provided with a pair of metal plates that are secured thereon. The pair of metal plates project from the transparent member in directions different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Nichia Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichiro Tanda, Toshio Matsushita
  • Patent number: 8356911
    Abstract: A lighting source comprises a plurality of LED tubular lighting fixtures having upper and lower ends. Upper and lower mounting caps positioned at the ends of the fixtures have cups for receipt of the fixture ends that locate the fixtures within the caps in a pattern and allow for rotation of the fixtures within the cups. A locking bar extends between the mounting caps, for sealing the ends of the fixtures within the cups against the mounting caps and prevents further rotation of the fixtures. A circuit board located on the upper mounting cap is connected electrically to the LED fixtures. Wires extending from the upper ends of the tubular fixtures pass through apertures in the cups of the upper mounting caps to push connectors on the circuit board for connection to an external DC power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Inventor: Andrew T. Neal
  • Publication number: 20120314417
    Abstract: An optical lens for modulating light generated by a surface-emitting laser chip is disclosed. The optical lens includes a main body with a recess. A bottom surface of the recess is configured with a light-entering curved face, and an outer surface of the main body opposite to the bottom surface is configured with a light-existing curved face. Here, the recess is for accommodating the surface-emitting laser chip, and the surface-emitting laser chip is arranged a distance from the light-entering curved face. A light-emitting module adopting the aforementioned optical lens is also provided. The aforementioned optical lens would cause the incident light to first diverge and then converge at a predetermined angle, so that the output illuminating light is more uniform and the projecting distance is extended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Li-Hung LAI, Li-Wen LAI, Li-Min HSU, Yung-Tai CHEN, Shu-Wen CHANG
  • Patent number: 8322895
    Abstract: A filter for a fluorescent lighting tube. The filter includes a sheet of polymeric material having fold lines scribed thereon, defining a plurality of sections. The sections allow the filter to be positioned about and secured to a fluorescent tube without removal of the tube from its mounting fixture. The filter of the may be configured to filter color, ultraviolet light, or other wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Apollo Design Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Mateer, Jason C. Kabot
  • Patent number: 8267547
    Abstract: An improved incandescent lamp and incandescent lighting system are disclosed, for projecting a beam of light with substantially improved energy efficiency. The incandescent lamp includes a pair of reflective ceramic filament supports for supporting one or more filaments in prescribed position(s) within an envelope while reflecting back substantially all visible and infrared light for incorporation into the projected beam or for absorption by the filament(s). The incandescent lighting system includes a special infrared-reflective shroud concentrically encircling the incandescent lamp, for reflecting infrared light back toward the lamp filament(s) while transmitting visible light to a concave reflector for incorporation into the projected beam. The infrared-reflective coating is deposited onto the shroud's inner surface, and it includes a dielectric coating and an underlying transparent conductive coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventor: David W. Cunningham
  • Patent number: 8240876
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a reflector reflecting light from a fluorescent lamp to a desired direction, and one or more lamp connectors connecting the reflector to rotatably and detachably coupling with the fluorescent lamp, wherein the reflector is adapted to selectively rotate with respect to an axis of the fluorescent lamp for reflecting light from the fluorescent lamp so as to change a light pattern of the fluorescent lamp towards an opening of the foldable housing. The foldable housing includes two side frames and a retention frame extended between the two side frames to retain a distance therebetween, wherein the side frames are pivotally coupled with the retention frame to fold between an unfolded position to retain the fluorescent lamp in longitudinal position and a folded position to form a compact size for storage and transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: Qin Kong
  • Patent number: 8220974
    Abstract: An LED unit includes an LED having a first optical axis and a transparent envelope receiving the LED therein. The envelope is a cylinder inclined towards a lateral side. The envelope includes two concave surfaces respectively defined at a top and a bottom thereof, and a convex surface formed on the top thereof. The two concave surfaces have the same second optical axis and the convex surface has a third optical axis. The second and third optical axes are parallel to each other and angled with the first optical axis. The second and third optical axes are inclined towards the same lateral side as that the envelope is inclined toward. The two concave surfaces and the convex surface are all aspheric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chin-Chung Chen, Hai-Wei Zhang
  • Patent number: 8215803
    Abstract: A one-piece translucent but not transparent flexible plastic cover sleeve has a generally bulbous body and a downwardly extending neck that terminates at a bottom edge, and the neck has upwardly extending slits that terminate in respective orifices, so that the neck resiliently outwardly extends over a CFL bulb and then flexes inwardly to frictionally engage the CFL base. The cover sleeve substantially covers or hides the CFL bulb illumination, and provides a different illumination effect from the illuminated CFL bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Gregg Singer
  • Patent number: 8215793
    Abstract: A pair of band-shaped window portions (9) having no fluorescent film is formed in the inner circumference of a fluorescent lamp (1). The fluorescent lamp (1) is oriented such that a straight line intersecting the center of the fluorescent lamp (1) and the midpoint between the pair of window portions on the circumference intersects the midpoint between a pair of reflective members (10) on a reflective plate (3), and is arranged such that light emitted from the pair of window portions (9) is reflected off the pair of reflective members (10) and is shone on a diffusion plate (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenji Takase
  • Patent number: 8206014
    Abstract: A jacketed light emitting diode assembly is provided, which includes a light emitting diode including a set of positive and negative contacts, and a lens body containing a semiconductor chip and end portions of the contacts. An electrical wire set of first and second electrical wires are connected to the positive contact and the negative contact, respectively. A light transmissive cover receives the lens body, and has an opening through which at least one of the contact set and the electrical wire set passes. An integrally molded plastic jacket at the opening of the light transmissive cover provides a seal at the opening against moisture and airborne contaminants. A waterproof light string including one or more of the jacketed light emitting diode assemblies is also provided, as are related methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Fiber Optic Designs, Inc.
    Inventor: David Allen
  • Publication number: 20120106159
    Abstract: A lamp cover and method for hiding a non-traditional lamp in a traditional light fixture. An example method may include positioning an opening in an attachment base over a socket of the traditional light fixture. The method may also include connecting the non-traditional lamp in the socket of the traditional light fixture. The method may also include securing an enclosure to the attachment base to entirely cover the non-traditional lamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas East
  • Patent number: 8087802
    Abstract: A cover for a spiral-type compact florescent lamp includes a cover body and a connector extending from the cover body to the compact florescent lamp and connecting the cover to the compact florescent lamp with the cover body disposed adjacent to the lamp coil structure and covering the lamp coil structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: David C. Hull
  • Patent number: 8067884
    Abstract: A lighting arrangement comprising: a light reflective enclosure; at least one radiation source housed within the enclosure and operable to generate excitation light of a first wavelength range; a substantially spherical optical component mounted over the enclosure opening and at least one phosphor operable to absorb at least a portion of the excitation light and to emit light of a second wavelength range, wherein light generated by the arrangement comprises the combined light of the first and second wavelength ranges and wherein the at least one phosphor material is provided as a layer on at least a part of the surface of the optical component that is enclosed within the volume of the enclosure when the component is mounted to the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Intematrix Corporation
    Inventor: Yi-Qun Li
  • Patent number: 8061871
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lamp ring for a lamp, in particular an indicator lamp, which comprises a recess for coding and an additional recess for positioning the lamp ring in a base mounting machine. According to the invention, the second recess has an inner wall with a projection. The invention also relates to a lamp comprising a lamp ring of this type and to a base mounting machine for assembling a lamp of this type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: OSRAM AG
    Inventors: Franz Brandl, Jürgen Hallmeier, Klaus Knorr
  • Patent number: 8038325
    Abstract: An auxiliary reflecting mirror is manufactured by heating the central portion of a quartz glass tube and compressing the central portion by pushing two end portions of the quartz glass tube so that the wall thickness of the central portion thickens, accommodating the quartz glass tube after thickening the wall thickness of the central portion in a mold having inner surfaces formed to the reflecting surface shape, which is to be formed in an auxiliary reflecting mirror, and forming an expanded portion by expanding the central portion, of which the wall thickness was thickened, by introducing a gas from the two ends of the quartz glass tube, cutting the quartz glass tube in at least the central portion of the expanded portion, evaporating a reflecting film on the outer surface of the expanded portion and forming a reflecting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka Yanagisawa, Kazuhiro Nishida