With Sealing Means Or Artificial Atmosphere Patents (Class 362/267)
  • Patent number: 10718507
    Abstract: An underwater light having a sealed polymer housing includes a rear housing component formed at least in part from a thermally conductive and electrically insulative material, an electronic assembly having at least one light-emitting element mounted thereto, the electronic assembly in thermal communication with the rear housing component, and a lens mounted to the rear housing component and forming a watertight seal therebetween, the lens and the rear housing component enclosing the electronic assembly. At least a portion of the rear housing component conducts heat away from the electronic assembly to cool the electronic assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hayard Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Potucek, James Carter, James Murdock, Joe Diorio, Steven Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10718506
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a housing assembly, a spacer, and a globe optic. A collar may be included on the spacer such that the luminaire can accommodate different sizes of globe optics without requiring complete replacement of the luminaire. The spacer may include airflow apertures that promote air circulation within the luminaire when the luminaire is assembled. A wireless node may be included with the luminaire. In some examples, the wireless node may be positioned on at least one of the housing assembly, the spacer, or the globe optic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Adams, Brent James Smith, Luke Jonathon Siefker
  • Patent number: 10584865
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to a water-resistant capture device for enclosing wired electro-magnetic components, the capture device having a base module and a connecting cap module, wherein when the base module and cap module enclose an electro-magnetic component and the base module is connected to the cap module, one or more electric wires are compressed within deformable wire apertures formed by the combined base module and cap module. In some embodiments, the base module is deformable and deforms when affixed to the cap module so as to form a compressive water-resistant seal to an interior of the capture device. In an exemplary embodiment, an LED may be captured within the capture device. The cap module may provide a compressing aperture to provide a water resistant seal around the lens of a LED projecting therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Seasons 4 Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Loomis, Nash Rittmann, Yi Xin Long
  • Patent number: 10495276
    Abstract: A vehicle light source unit includes an optical supporting portion that supports the optical portion, a metal-made supporting portion, a fixing portion that fixes the metal-made supporting portion and the optical supporting portion in a partial and mutual manner, and a sliding portion that slidably supports the metal-made supporting portion and the optical supporting portion in a partial and mutual manner; the sliding portion is configured in such a way that the metal-made supporting portion and the optical supporting portion can slide on each other in a sliding direction and in such a way as to not only support the optical supporting portion against the metal-made supporting portion but also support the metal-made supporting portion against the optical supporting portion, toward the both sides of a supporting direction that are perpendicular to the sliding direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventors: Takayuki Nakao, Naoki Sawai, Yuri Toda
  • Patent number: 10415809
    Abstract: A multi-positionable outdoor luminaire includes a housing having a front portion including a front compartment, a rear portion extending from the front portion, and a wall positioned between the front portion and the rear portion. A cover is removably connected over the rear portion. A light emitter is positioned in the front compartment for emitting light. A control component is positioned in the front compartment for controlling the light emitter. An internal conductor is electrically connected to the control component and extends from the front portion into the rear portion. The rear portion includes a junction compartment for housing a connection between a power supply conductor and the internal conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Jason Thomas, Agus The
  • Patent number: 10401017
    Abstract: Lighting devices using selectively permeable barrier elements, graphite sheet materials, and/or browning agent destroyers/sequestering agents are disclosed. In one embodiment a lighting device may include a body or housing with a selectively permeable barrier element, such as a silicone membrane or o-ring to allow diffusion of contaminants from one or more interior volumes to the exterior environment. Contaminants may be mitigated through use of a sequestering agent/browning agent destroyer. Heat conduction between elements of the housing, such as to aid removal of heat generated from a lighting element such as an LED, may be improved through use of graphite materials, such as PGS sheets between housing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Ray Merewether, Mark S. Olsson, Jon E. Simmons, John R. Sanderson, IV, Aaron J. Steiner
  • Patent number: 10378733
    Abstract: A light emission system includes fixture assembly including a chassis and a driver board. The Chassis includes a plurality of modular optical receptacles. The driver board is removably coupled to the chassis. The system further includes a plurality of modular optical assemblies each configured to removably couple to the fixture assembly at the modular optical receptacles. The modular optical assemblies include a lens unit including a reflector, a focusing lens, and an annular ridge between the reflector and the focusing lens. The modular optical assemblies further include a support ring including an annular ring, and a plurality of axial protrusions extending from the annular ring. The modular optical assemblies further include a bezel ring. The support ring is disposed between the bezel ring and the lens unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Brant C. McLellan
  • Patent number: 10366638
    Abstract: A hybrid photoluminescent display consumes little electrical power and provides for light emission/color in a desired color. The display includes a housing having openings forming a desired legend. White LEDs internal to the housing provide light for energizing photoluminescent material. A legend panel housed within the housing defines openings corresponding to the legend. Photoluminescent material is disposed within the openings of the legend panel. The photoluminescent material is selected to be energizable by light from the white light source, and to emit light primarily in a selected wavelength range corresponding to a desired legend color. A color is filter disposed adjacent the photoluminescent material on a side of the legend panel opposite the light source. The color filter is selected to selectively transmit substantially all light in the selected wavelength range, and to selectively not transmit substantially all light outside the selected wavelength range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: H-3 GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Robert Flieder
  • Patent number: 10323832
    Abstract: LED related lighting methods and apparatus are described. Various features relate to water tight light fixtures. Some of the fixtures are spotlights while other fixture are intended for in ground use. The light fixtures in at least some embodiments include power control features. In spotlight embodiments beam angle and power or light output can be controlled without opening the light assembly or compromising the water tight seals which also protect against dirt. In ground embodiments support tilt angle setting which allow a user to set the light fixture to one or more tilt angles. Beam angle can also be changed in some embodiments as well as power control. Beam angle, power control and tilt angle adjustments are supported in some embodiments but need not be supported in all embodiments with some embodiments using one or more of the described features but not all features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: Basar Erdener, Voravit Puvanakijjakorn
  • Patent number: 10322666
    Abstract: A motor vehicle has a body, wherein the body has body openings, in which auxiliary devices such as lamps, turn indicators, or the like are arranged. A body wall surrounds the body opening and has a body flange formed at the particular body opening, to which body wall a cup-shaped insert is fastened, wherein the particular auxiliary device is fastened to the cup-shaped insert. The cup-shaped insert has a peripheral or partially peripheral, bent flange segment having a fastening segment, which extends parallel to an inner surface of the body wall surrounding the body opening. A glue or an adhesive layer is applied between the outer surface of the fastening segment of the flange segment of the cup-shaped insert and the inner surface of the body wall. A seal is arranged in an intermediate space between a flange segment of the cup-shaped insert and the body wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andre Koch, Stefan Mieslinger, Martin Kerscher, Frank Geiger
  • Patent number: 10317052
    Abstract: A portable LED self-powered set up stand for temporary field placement, powering and repositioning an LED light without having to wire or rewire the LED light if a field placement of a LED light is changed with the set up stand having a first extension for temporary on-the-go connection to one of a set of support bases and a second extension for temporary on-the-go connection to a second extension supporting an LED light in a viewable condition with the LED set up stand including an internal replaceable dc power source for temporarily powering an LED light during a field installation, creation and light evaluation of an LED light display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: The Patent Store, LLC
    Inventors: L. Herbert King, Jr., James Keeven, William Hiner
  • Patent number: 10317018
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of the present invention comprises: a light-emitting part including a board and a plurality of light-emitting devices disposed on an upper surface of the board; a first reflection surface located on one side of the light-emitting part; and a second reflection surface located on the other side of the light-emitting part, wherein the first reflection surface and the second reflection surface comprise a reflection part having a parabola shape; and a lens disposed on the light-emitting part between the first reflection surface and the second reflection surface, and each of the light-emitting devices is arranged to be aligned with a parabola-shaped focus, and the height of the reflection part is defined by equation 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Eun Hwa Kim
  • Patent number: 10267502
    Abstract: A light fixture comprises: a base; a light carrier pivotally mounted to the base; a light source carried by the light carrier; and an optic carried by the light carrier; wherein: the light source is mounted for adjustable spacing between the light source and the optic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Electrix, LLC
    Inventors: Armando A. Abrina, Mark E. Lahner, Floyd H. Rose
  • Patent number: 10161603
    Abstract: A fully-sealed LED decorative lamp used in festivals includes a bulb shell, a core column, a driving circuit board, an LED lamp body, and a lamp cap. The lamp cap and bulb shell are configured to form a sealed cavity. The core column is partially plugged and fixed into the bulb shell. This invention has the features of powerful function, simple structure, and reasonable design and uses a cup shaped groove filled with colloid and the structure of the LED lamp body to achieve the effect of sealing the light emitting circuit completely, so that the implementation of the present invention can prevent people from being exposed to electric shock after the bulb shell broken and the invention also can prevent short circuit or fire caused by the short circuit, so as to meet the safety regulation and requirement as set forth by the Article UL 588.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Dongguan Chen Cai illuminating Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Faquan Liang
  • Patent number: 10041638
    Abstract: A system can comprise tabs and notches or a twist-and-lock mount for detachably mounting components adjacent a light emitting diode that is utilized for illumination, for example in a luminaire. Representative mounted components can include protective covers and optics for managing light emitted by the light emitting diode. The tabs and notches can be located rear of an aperture in a recessed lighting fixture or in a cover of a luminaire, for example. That cover, or another cover that may not utilize a releasable mount, can extend circumferentially about a periphery of a light emitting diode to cover and protect wiring for the light emitting diode and to hide the wiring from view by people occupying an illuminated space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Charles Vasquez, Jason Quentin Paulsel, Steven Walter Pyshos, Jyoti Kathawate
  • Patent number: 10030836
    Abstract: Provided is a lighting apparatus for an automobile which improves luminous efficiency. To this end, the lighting apparatus for an automobile according to the exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes: a board on which a light source for generating light is mounted; and a light guide which has one end coupled to the board, and a light source insertion portion which protrudes at the one end, in which a protruding tip of the light source insertion portion is in contact with a surface of the board where the light source is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang Min Ah
  • Patent number: 10023108
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a housing where a lighting device is disposed, and a fixing unit pressing the lighting device against the housing. The lighting device has a flange, a storage portion protruding from one surface of the flange, and a light-emitting module received in the storage portion opposite to the flange. The storage portion is received in a hole of the housing such that the fixing unit presses the flange against the housing in a peripheral edge of the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Kaneko, Kiyokazu Hino, Masayuki Ishiyama, Hiromitsu Shiraishi, Daisuke Kosugi, Toshihiro Hatanaka
  • Patent number: 9970611
    Abstract: An illumination device having a pole mount, a light support that extends from the pole mount, a lighting unit is connected to the pole mount, and a solar panel assembly is mounted to the lighting unit. In another embodiment an illumination apparatus is provided having a pole mount and a lighting assembly, and the pole mount has a first clamp half and a second clamp half. In another preferred embodiment there is flexible lighting assembly comprising a mount that is connected to a slider bar that supports a slider. A light support arm is supported on the slider and the light support arm connects to a central support member. A flexible member extends from the central support member to a telescopic lighting assembly having a light-generating device. A solar unit is connected to the slider bar and is wired to and powers the light-generating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: Gary L. Toner
  • Patent number: 9970647
    Abstract: A lighting module may be provided that includes: a bottom plate having thermally a heat radiating characteristic; a light emitter comprising a substrate disposed on the bottom plate and a plurality of light emitting devices disposed on the substrate; an optical structure covering the light emitter, the optical structure comprising an outer frame surrounding the substrate and a plurality of lenses corresponding to the plurality of the light emitting devices; an upper case covering the optical structure and coupled to the bottom plate and having an opening for allowing lights which have passed through the plurality of lenses of the optical structure; and a gasket disposed between the outer frame of the optical structure and the upper case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang Soo Kim, Young Ho Shin, Ki Man Park, Bu Kwan Je, Sang Hoon Park, Ye Seul Yang
  • Patent number: 9958127
    Abstract: In a vehicle lamp of the present disclosure, a lamp body is made of an acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA) resin, which has a glass transition temperature lower than that of a poly(methyl methacrylate) PMMA resin constituting a light transmissive cover. That is, with respect to the glass transition temperature Tg1 of the PMMA resin constituting the light transmissive cover, the glass transition temperature of the ASA resin constituting the lamp body is set to Tg1>Tg2. Thus, it is possible to generate not a tensile residual stress but a compressive residual stress in a welding portion between the lamp body and the light transmissive cover, thereby enhancing the solvent resistance of the light transmissive cover. And, thus, an annealing process after the welding is unnecessary, or simply performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventors: Takahiro Kohata, Toshimasa Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9945550
    Abstract: A high-bay light-emitting diode (LED) light fixture including, a driver chamber assembly, a hook assembly, and an LED assembly. The driver chamber assembly further includes a driver chamber body that houses a driver module and/or a controller module, and a driver chamber cap. The hook assembly further includes a hook and a hook clip. The LED assembly further includes a light board, an LED module that supports an arrangement of LEDs, and a lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Fintronx, LLC
    Inventors: Dong Zhou, Alan Darrell King
  • Patent number: 9890945
    Abstract: A lighting assembly is provided having a housing supporting a lighting source such as a plurality of LEDs, a reflector having a central opening for the light source, a light transmitting cover and a frame attached to the housing to couple the frame and the light transmitting cover to the housing. The reflector has an outer perimeter with a channel formed in the top face and the bottom face for a continuous seal member. The frame is coupled to the housing to capture the frame and the light transmitting cover between the frame and the housing so that the seal members form a weatherproof seal between the light transmitting cover and the frame and between the frame and the face of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Ray M. Lazalier
  • Patent number: 9863591
    Abstract: The specification and drawings present a new apparatus such as a lighting fixture and a method for replacing a light engine such as a LED light engine in the lighting fixture by replacing one part carrying the light engine, where the heat sink (e.g., extruded elongated heat sink) can be split into two parts, a replaceable part carrying the light engine and a fixed part. Both heat sink parts may be attached together with a clip to allow the unclipping and replacement of the removable part carrying the light engine. The geometry of the two heat sink parts can be designed in such a way that one part can be attached on top of the other, while providing a predefined alignment and continuous thermal conductivity between the two parts. A space between the two parts can be used to place the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventors: Steve Germain, David Kim Soui Wan Fong, Yaseen Ahmed Waheed, Matthew A. Bugenske, Majid Khan, Justin Rioux
  • Patent number: 9863594
    Abstract: An accent lamp (10) having a solid state light source (4), such as LEDs, is attachable to a rear surface of an automotive headlamp (40) opposite the light-generating capsule (44). Accent lamp (10) has first retaining member (20), such as a clamp, formed above printed circuit board (8) on which LED (4) is mounted. Headlamp base (60) defines light passageway (45), formed as a light guide (42), extending from outermost peripheral surface (63) to an upper surface (61) on which lamp capsule (44) is retained. Accent lamp (10) is readily detachably mounted to headlamp (40), preferably by resilient first and second retaining members (20, 24), and, when mounted, can be biased to promote optical coupling of light source (4) to light guide (42).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Landcastle, Michael Frappier, Richard Holland, Min Huang, Jason Lessard
  • Patent number: 9861248
    Abstract: A sensor and a method of manufacture of a sensor includes a light interface portion comprising first and second walls, where a cavity is provided between the first and second walls, and where the first wall is configured such that at least a portion of light is totally reflected at the first wall when the sensor-external medium is water, and at least a portion of light is coupled out when the sensor-external medium is air, and a portion of light is coupled out and a further portion of light is totally reflected by the first wall when the sensor-external medium comprises foam. Light that is reflected by the first wall is directed toward a second wall, and reflected at the second wall to be directed to a light receiving element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: emz-Hanauer GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Johann Schenkl, Manfredi Signorino, Johannes Baumer, Georg Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 9847749
    Abstract: Solar panels located on residential roofs can be unsightly in some cases. A swimming pool solar power generator can locate solar panels in or around the sides and/or bottoms of a swimming pool in a manner so as to create electricity from the sun without creating an eyesore. In an embodiment, a pool solar power generator includes a solar cell module disposed in a portion of a swimming pool. The solar cell module can include solar cells and be submerged under water held by the swimming pool. The solar cell module can convert sunlight incident on the solar cells to electricity and transmit the electricity for use at a location external to the swimming pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventors: Massi Joe E. Kiani, Steven J. Wojtczuk, Brad M. Siskavich
  • Patent number: 9783100
    Abstract: A running board illumination system is provided for a motor vehicle. That system includes a first illumination element having a first color, a second illumination element having a second, different color and a controller. The controller is configured to receive information respecting at least one motor vehicle status and also adapted to illuminate a running board with the first illumination element or the second illumination element based upon that information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Mylene Loudjom Motsebo, Terrence Wilson, Aaron Bradley Johnson
  • Patent number: 9784427
    Abstract: An ornamental device including a decorative plated surface and a backlit assembly is described, and includes a light engine including a light-emitting diode (LED), a light pipe optically coupled to the LED, a light diffuser and a lens assembly. The lens assembly includes a chrome surface finish, wherein the lens assembly encases the light engine, the light pipe and the light diffuser, and is assembled onto a back plate. When the LED is not illuminated, the lens assembly exhibits a chrome appearance, and when the LED is illuminated, light emanates through the lens assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Joseph A. Stemmer, Neil Naik
  • Patent number: 9755116
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a light emitting device includes providing a package; disposing a light emitting element in a recess of the package; injecting a sealing material in the recess, the sealing material including fluorescent material particles and a binder, the fluorescent material particles including particles of fluoride fluorescent material that include a surface region and an inner region, both the surface region and the inner region having a composition including: tetravalent manganese ions, at least one element or compound selected from the group consisting of alkali metal elements and NH4+, and at least one element selected from the group consisting of Group 4 and Group 14 elements; sedimenting centrifugally the fluorescent material particles toward a bottom surface in the recess to form a sealing member that comprises a first sealing member portion and a second sealing member portion; and curing the binder to form a cured sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventors: Seitaro Akagawa, Tomokazu Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9746149
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting unit with a bulb fixation structure is configured such that a metal supporter spring is attached to an opening end face of a holder projected from a peripheral edge of a bulb attachment hole opened in a reflector, engagement claws provided to the bulb pass through respective claw escape holes formed in the supporter spring so that the bulb is incorporated within the holder, and then the bulb is rotated. Thereby, the bulb is fixed to the main body with a type of a bayonet scheme in which the engagement claws of the bulb are interposed in between and held by the engagement spring of the supporter spring and an opening end face of the bulb attachment hole. The supporter spring is attached to the opening end face of the holder by countersunk screws at at least three locations in a circumferential direction of the supporter spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventors: Hideki Toyoyama, Yasuhiro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9719640
    Abstract: A portable lighting system including a ring shaped body having a top surface, a bottom surface, an outside wall and an inside wall, the ring shaped body defining a body perimeter, a rim secured to the body and extending away from the outside wall, a plurality of lights secured about the body perimeter, and a power source operatively connected to the plurality of lights. The power source may be a battery or other power source and can power the lights in addition to a controller, camera, transceiver, or sensor. One or more of the lights may be flexibly secured to the body and the body may be secured in place through a variety of ways. A safety ring and/or accessory bracket may be secured atop the portable lighting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Light Ring, Inc.
    Inventors: Shane Jacobson, Gavin Randall Gross, Paul Kenneth Lewis
  • Patent number: 9689561
    Abstract: A lighting unit for a large electrical household appliance includes a base part configured to receive a luminous element and having positive engagement elements, and a top part configured for attachment to the base part through displacement of the top part longitudinally in a connection plane relative to the base part. The top part has in displacement direction a front region which is provided with two gripping hooks for engagement with the positive engagement elements of the base part, with the gripping hooks engaging below the positive engagement elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Heinrich, Matthias Wiedenmann
  • Patent number: 9671100
    Abstract: A light system includes a main body defining an internal chamber, a lighting assembly secured to the main body, and an airflow circuit extending around a periphery of the lighting assembly. The lighting assembly includes at least one light unit configured to emit light. The airflow circuit is configured to direct airflow out of the main body underneath the lighting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: Kevin Joseph Schreiber
  • Patent number: 9651224
    Abstract: A work light includes a beveled elastomeric gasket coupling a selectively removable lens to a housing containing a light source and a variable voltage transformer for connecting the light source to a power supply. The elastomeric gasket fits snugly to the work light housing and the lens, creating a waterproof and dust-proof seal around the housing and lens. The housing is provided with cooling fins to help dissipate heat generated by the work light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventors: Paul Burgess, Stephanie Burgess
  • Patent number: 9644833
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes a substrate and a light source electrically connected to the substrate. A lens is positioned over the light source, the lens at least partially defining a space about the light source. A frame is connected to the substrate, the frame including a vent hole communicated with an exterior of the apparatus. A vent channel is at least partially defined between the lens and the substrate, the vent channel communicating the space about the light source with the vent hole. The vent channel and vent hole ventilate gases present in the space about the light source. An encapsulant at least partially covers the substrate and the lens. The frame can include an opening, the frame connected to a peripheral edge of the substrate with the substrate at least partially covering the opening. A heat sink can be contacted with the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: John R. Householder
  • Patent number: 9644832
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lighting apparatus that can be provided in a warehouse and driven by using an industrial power source and has superior light efficiency and long life span. The disclosed lighting apparatus is provided in a warehouse and driven by an industrial power source, and comprises a main body having a plurality of concave portions and a plurality of convex portions; and a plurality of light emitting modules disposed in the concave portions of the main body, thereby having low power consumption and long life span.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mi Ra Yun
  • Patent number: 9611982
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide an LED replacement light assembly for retrofitting an incandescent light fixture that has a housing with a base. The LED replacement light assembly can include a shaft with a top portion and a lower threaded portion. The lower threaded portion can be screwed into the base. The LED replacement light assembly can also include an LED adapter, and a circuit board including a plurality of LEDs. One embodiment can include a thermally conductive disc that can engage the circuit board and the housing to conduct heat from the circuit board to the housing. A thermal interface can be positioned between the thermally conductive disc and the housing to provide enhanced conduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel A. Armstrong
  • Patent number: 9547133
    Abstract: An optical device comprising a sealed waterproof housing comprising at least one LED disposed within the housing; a transparent window to allow light from the LED to be emitted from the housing; a non-imaging light element for coupling light from the LED into a plurality of side emitting optical fibers connected to the housing; and a fixing portion for securing the plurality of side-emitting optical fibers into a coupling position adjacent to the window to allow light to pass between the housing and the plurality of optical fibers, via the transparent window. The fixing portion is adapted to allow connection and/or disconnection of the plurality of optical fibers without opening or breaking a seal of the sealed waterproof housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventors: Malcolm Harry Dunn, Graham M. Miller, Donald Walker
  • Patent number: 9541250
    Abstract: An assembly comprising a strip on the exterior of a plastic cover lens for a headlamp. Locking means are formed on the exterior of the plastic cover lens, which extend diagonally, in a transverse direction, from the surface of the plastic cover lens, and that the strip is designed as a backing strip and exhibits locking means receivers in which the locking means engage. At least one snapping means is provided on the backing strip and one complementary snapping means is provided on the plastic cover lens in order to secure the backing strip in the transverse direction (Y).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: HELLA KGAA HUECK & CO.
    Inventors: Eduard Japs, Lars Tillmann
  • Patent number: 9541277
    Abstract: In accordance with one aspect of the present disclosure, a waterproof LED lamp is disclosed. The waterproof LED lamp includes a housing having one or more LEDs disposed within said housing. The housing comprises a housing base including a body with a first opening, the first opening having an edge surrounded by a first sealing portion. The housing further includes an optical cover comprising a shell having a second opening, the second opening having a border surrounded by a second sealing portion. The second sealing portion is configured to be removably inserted into the first sealing portion, forming a water-tight seal between the housing base and the optical cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Steve Germain
  • Patent number: 9542870
    Abstract: A lighting assembly includes a substantially planar substrate and a number of light emitting diodes (LEDs) arranged in rows on a first surface of the substrate. The rows extend along a longitudinal axis of the substrate. The lighting assembly also includes a number of optical elements, each including a three-part lens. Each optical element is proximate an associated LED such that each optical element overlies a single LED and each LED underlies a single optical element. A heat sink is thermally coupled to a second surface of the substrate that is opposite the first surface. The heat sink has a first section substantially parallel to the substrate and a number of fins extending away from the first section and substantially perpendicular thereto. A longitudinal axis of each fin is substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Ultravision Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Siucheong Auyeung, William Y. Hall, Simon Magarill
  • Patent number: 9533742
    Abstract: A maritime navigation light apparatus comprising a pole element, a base, and a light assembly with one or more light emitting elements is presented. The pole element may comprise a hollow core and may be permanently or temporarily coupled to the base and/or to the light assembly. The light emitting elements may be housed on a circuit board and encased in an impact resistant encasement and electrically connected to electrical wires. The electrical wires may be inserted through the hollow core or the pole element and may also comprise electrical plug members which may terminate on the exterior or interior of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Inventors: Randal A. Deven, Justin E. Schweiss
  • Patent number: 9523491
    Abstract: A luminaire including a housing made of thermally conductive material having a top, a bottom and two opposite sides connecting the top to the bottom, each side having plurality of external, vertically spaced, substantially parallel cooling fins that extend longitudinally and project laterally outwardly of the housing, preferably at a shallow downward and outward angle. The housing configuration provides a large surface area per unit of housing length to optimize heat dissipation. A configurable, cartridge-like LED bezel assembly—readily replaceable in the field—is supported on the bottom of the housing. A driver for the LED assembly—also readily replaceable in the field—is located within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Christopher L. Bailey, Adam J. Clark, Perry Romano
  • Patent number: 9506628
    Abstract: Lighting devices using selectively permeable barrier elements, graphite sheet materials, and/or browning agent destroyers/sequestering agents are disclosed. In one embodiment a lighting device may include a body or housing with a selectively permeable barrier element, such as a silicone membrane or o-ring to allow diffusion of contaminants from one or more interior volumes to the exterior environment. Contaminants may be mitigated through use of a sequestering agent/browning agent destroyer. Heat conduction between elements of the housing, such as to aid removal of heat generated from a lighting element such as an LED, may be improved through use of graphite materials, such as PGS sheets between housing elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventors: Ray Merewether, Mark S. Olsson, Jon E. Simmons, John R. Sanderson, IV, Aaron J. Steiner
  • Patent number: 9470378
    Abstract: Provided is an LED lamp in which a lens for diffusing light from an LED can be received in and fixed to a reflector without interfering with the outer side of the lens. The LED lamp of the present invention includes a lamp unit configured to emit light; a lamp housing unit configured to have the lamp unit embedded in the lamp housing unit and to have the front opened so that the light of the lamp unit is scanned to the front; a front cover unit fixed in front of the lamp housing unit and configured to have the inside hollowed; and glass fixed in front of the lamp housing unit by means of the front cover unit and configured to transmit the light of the lamp unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventor: Jong-Chen Kim
  • Patent number: 9322546
    Abstract: An illuminatable drain plug for use in residential or commercial water receptacles communicating with a drain pipe. The drain plug includes a base having a top, a bottom, and a cylindrical sidewall extending between the top and bottom. A circular elastomeric sealing means extends outwardly from the cylindrical sidewall of the base and adapted to fit within the drain pipe in water sealing engagement therewith. A light chimney extends upwardly from the top of the base. A light source and means for actuating the light source is located within the base. Upon actuation the light source communicates its light with the light chimney and/or base and is emitted therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventors: Alonzo Morales, Jason B. Rains, Vaughn Z. Rains
  • Patent number: 9303861
    Abstract: The present invention provides a highly-protective, heat dissipating LED light source module that may be waterproof or non-waterproof. In an embodiment, the present invention provides an LED light source module comprising: a waterproof housing comprising a metal substrate and a plastic cover integrally disposed on one or more surfaces of the metal substrate; and at least one light emitting diode, electronic component, and power line disposed on and operably connected with the metal substrate and encapsulated thereon by the plastic cover. In other embodiments are provided LED light source modules comprising: a circuit board with at least two through holes disposed at selected positions; at least one light emitting diode, electronic component, and power line disposed on the circuit board and operably connected therewith; and a plastic cover comprising at least two pins disposed and shaped for interconnection with corresponding through holes of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: US VAOPTO, Inc.
    Inventors: Qing (Charles) Li, Yangcheng Huang, Haijun Wang, Guowen Lei, Cuie Wei, Menghua Long, GuiLin Wang
  • Patent number: 9285109
    Abstract: An underwater light or submersible luminaire may include a housing and a transparent pressure bearing window positioned at a forward end of the housing. Window supporting structure may be mounted in the housing behind the transparent window. A water-tight seal may be located between the window and the housing. A circuit element may be configured and positioned within the housing behind the window supporting structure to bear at least some of the pressure applied to the transparent window. At least one solid state light source may be mounted on the circuit element behind the transparent window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Inventors: Mark S. Olsson, John R. Sanderson, IV, Brian P. Lakin, Steven B. Weston, Jon E. Simmons
  • Patent number: 9212808
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode (LED) lighting fixture is provided as a potential solid state lighting (SSL) replacement fixture for a conventional HID lamp fixture. The LED lighting fixture includes a main housing having a bottom surface supporting an array of LEDs, a top surface and sides, and at least one driver provided in a side housing attached to a side of the main housing to drive the LED array. The thickness of the side housing is equal to or greater than the thickness of the main housing. A plurality of heat spreading fins is arranged on the top surface of the main housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Higley, Yuming Chen, Carleton Coleman
  • Patent number: 9202805
    Abstract: An LED package structure includes: an insulating substrate that has a front bonding pad assembly; a dark-colored die-attach adhesive; blue and green LED chips mounted on the front bonding pad assembly via the dark-colored die-attach adhesive; and a dark-colored and light-transmissible encapsulant that is disposed on the insulating substrate and that encapsulates the blue and green LED chips. The encapsulant has a light transmittance that ranges from 7% to 28% for the blue light and has a light transmittance that ranges from 9% to 30% for the green light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignees: Lite-On Opto Technology (Changzhou) Co., Ltd., Lite-On Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Hou-Te Lee, Tsung-Kang Ying, Erh-Chan Hsu