Tiltable Or Rotatable As A Unit Patents (Class 362/269)
  • Patent number: 10845459
    Abstract: A detector (110) for determining a position of at least one object (118) is disclosed. The detector (110) comprises: at least one optical sensor (112), the optical sensor (112) being adapted to detect a light beam (150) traveling from the object (118) towards the detector (110), the optical sensor (112) having at least one matrix (152) of pixels (154); and at least one evaluation device (126), the evaluation device (126) being adapted to determine a number N of pixels (154) of the optical sensor (112) which are illuminated by the light beam (150), the evaluation device (126) further being adapted to determine at least one longitudinal coordinate of the object (118) by using the number N of pixels (154) which are illuminated by the light beam (150).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ingmar Bruder, Erwin Thiel, Stephan Irle, Robert Send
  • Patent number: 10704747
    Abstract: Reduced glare light fixtures are provided. In one example implementation, a reduced glare light fixture includes a light emitting diode (LED) system. The LED system includes at least one LED module having one or more LED devices. The reduced glare light fixture further includes a bezel physically coupled to the LED system engine. The bezel has one or more glare reduction tubes. At least one of the one or more glare reduction tubes is configured to be approximately coaxial with one LED of the one or more LED devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Perry Romano, Adam J. Clark
  • Patent number: 10690328
    Abstract: An adjustable supporting frame includes a fixing element, a first adjusting member, and at least one second adjusting member. The first adjusting member includes a first rotating portion and a second rotating base. The first rotating portion rotatably coupled to the first rotating base. The second adjusting member includes a second rotating portion and a third rotating base. The second rotating portion is rotatably coupled to the second rotating base. The third rotating base is configured to couple to a product. An adjustable lighting device having the adjustable supporting frame is also provided. The adjustable lighting device can achieve a large adjustment range and a large illumination range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOALSUN OPTOELECTRONTCS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Yongming Li
  • Patent number: 10677430
    Abstract: A driving device of an embodiment includes a first rotational unit and a holding unit. The first rotational unit is disposed with an object to be operated on one surface side intersecting with a first rotating shaft, and rotationally moves around the first rotating shaft with the object to be operated. The holding unit is disposed on another surface side of the first rotational unit, rotates with the first rotational unit, and holds a cable for supplying power to the object to be operated at a position away from the first rotational unit toward the other surface side, while placing the cable along the first rotating shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI INC.
    Inventors: Shinichi Fujisawa, Hidenori Fuma
  • Patent number: 10648656
    Abstract: The present invention provides a floodlight, including a mounting rack, a power source module, a rotating assembly, buckling covers, several heat dissipation components, and an LED module, where the rotating assembly includes a connecting pipe and rotating seats; the heat dissipation component includes a heat dissipation body and a gear cover; an abutment surface is disposed on a top surface of the rotating seat; a pin-jointed surface is disposed on a bottom surface of the buckling cover; and two ends of the mounting rack are respectively clamped to rotating seats and then are pin-jointed to the buckling covers, to adjust an irradiation angle of the floodlight. The foregoing floodlight has a simple structure, a small size, and an adjustable irradiation angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: LEDLUCKY Holdings Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Guoxin Li, Shaoqing Luo, Rong Luo, Houbin Huang
  • Patent number: 10551015
    Abstract: Reduced glare light fixtures are provided. In one example implementation, a reduced glare light fixture includes a light emitting diode (LED) system. The LED system includes at least one LED module having one or more LED devices. The reduced glare light fixture further includes a bezel physically coupled to the LED system engine. The bezel has one or more glare reduction tubes. At least one of the one or more glare reduction tubes is configured to be approximately coaxial with one LED of the one or more LED devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Perry Romano, Adam J. Clark
  • Patent number: 10544928
    Abstract: An emergency lighting unit includes a housing. The housing includes a base having a first compartment and a second compartment. A first cover is positioned over the first compartment. A second cover is positioned over the second compartment. A lamp support is rotatably connected to the housing. A lamp head is rotatably connected to the lamp support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Anthony Brunelli
  • Patent number: 10512703
    Abstract: Provided is a decontamination apparatus for decontaminating an enclosed room. The decontamination apparatus includes a source including a UVC bulb and a reflective shield arranged adjacent to the UVC bulb and configured to reflect UVC light emitted by the UVC bulb toward a region of the enclosed room to be decontaminated. A mounting system that is adjustable secures the source at a desired location within the enclosed room. A controller is operatively-connected to the source to terminate operation of the UVC bulb in response to a determination that an occupant is present within the enclosed room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: Roderick M. Dayton
  • Patent number: 10501008
    Abstract: A rear liftgate window assembly for a vehicle includes a glass window panel configured to be pivotally mounted at a rear portion of a vehicle so as to be pivotable between a closed position and an opened position. A lighting device is disposed at an inner surface of the glass window panel and includes (i) at least one light source adhesively attached at the inner surface of the glass window panel, (ii) electrical connectors disposed at the inner surface of the glass window panel, and (iii) electrically conductive traces established at the inner surface of the glass window panel between the light sources and the electrical connectors. The electrical connectors are configured to electrically connect to a power source of the vehicle when the rear liftgate window assembly is mounted at the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Darin J. Snider
  • Patent number: 10488035
    Abstract: An illumination device connected to a display screen having a front display surface and a rear installation surface parallel to each other includes a light source, a mounting plate, and a support mechanism. The light source emits light to form an illumination area defined by a first illumination boundary close to the front display surface and a second illumination boundary away from the front display surface. The mounting plate is detachably attached to the rear installation surface. The support mechanism is connected to the light source and the mounting plate respectively, for keeping the first illumination boundary parallel to the front display surface or inclined outwardly at a first inclined angle relative to the front display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Qisda Corporation
    Inventors: Rou-Ching Yang, Jiung-Cheng Pan
  • Patent number: 10473311
    Abstract: An angle adjuster is configured by disposing a first driver for driving a horizontal rotation frame (horizontal direction rotator) to rotate in the horizontal direction and a second driver for driving a vertical rotation frame (vertical direction rotator) to rotate in the vertical direction on the horizontal rotation frame. This configuration can reduce the size of the angle adjuster and a lighting apparatus with the angle adjuster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI INC.
    Inventor: Shinichi Fujisawa
  • Patent number: 10473317
    Abstract: A vertically disposed HID lamp fixture for growing plants, which includes a housing having an interior, an exterior, a top hole, and a lower lip defining a light opening towards the plants, further including an inlet duct and outlet duct for the forced air cooling embodiment, a socket tower having an upper flange and a lower flange, the upper flange affixed around the perimeter of the top hole securing the socket tower to the housing, a reflector having an aperture, the lower flange affixed around the perimeter of the aperture suspends the reflector within the housing such that an isolation chamber is formed between the exterior side of the reflector and the interior of the housing, a HID lamp removably engages within the socket tower longitudinally extending substantially downward and through the aperture vertically disposed above the light opening sealed by a compressively held glass sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: HGCI, Inc.
    Inventor: John Stanley
  • Patent number: 10443815
    Abstract: A scialytic LED lamp, particularly for operating rooms and the like, includes a first ring that includes a plurality of first LED light sources, first and second annular reflectors, and a second ring that includes a plurality of second LED light sources, a third annular reflector, and a fourth annular reflector. The scialytic LED lamp also includes a first light radiation emitted by the first LED light sources reflected initially by the first annular reflector and then by the second annular reflector in order to illuminate an operating area. A second light radiation emitted by the second LED light sources is reflected initially by the third annular reflector and then by the fourth annular reflector in order to illuminate the operating area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: RIMSA P. LONGONI S.R.L.
    Inventor: Paolo Longoni
  • Patent number: 10269305
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mirror display that has improved design aesthetics and makes it possible to sufficiently improve visibility in mirror mode in dark environments. The mirror display according to the present invention includes a half mirror plate having a half mirror layer, a display device, a case, and an auxiliary illumination unit that includes an auxiliary light source. The case supports at least the half mirror plate and the display device and includes an outer frame that covers an edge of a front surface of the half mirror plate when viewed in a plan view from a viewing side. The display device is arranged on a rear side of the half mirror plate. The auxiliary light source is arranged on the rear side of the half mirror plate, the display device, or the outer frame. The auxiliary illumination unit is controlled separately from the display device and emits light towards the viewing side when the mirror display is in mirror mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Hasegawa, Hiroyuki Hakoi, Akira Sakai, Hidefumi Yoshida, Takaharu Kanai, Takako Shimizu, Yuuki Itou, Atsushi Ogawa, Akira Tsuruta, Takayuki Yuasa, Shigeaki Mizushima
  • Patent number: 10207015
    Abstract: Provided is a decontamination apparatus for decontaminating an enclosed room. The decontamination apparatus includes a source including a UVC bulb and a reflective shield arranged adjacent to the UVC bulb and configured to reflect UVC light emitted by the UVC bulb toward a region of the enclosed room to be decontaminated. A mounting system that is adjustable secures the source at a desired location within the enclosed room. A controller is operatively-connected to the source to terminate operation of the UVC bulb in response to a determination that an occupant is present within the enclosed room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventor: Roderick M. Dayton
  • Patent number: 10161580
    Abstract: An integrated recessed lighting assembly with an outer frame and inner sleeve with an electronics unit fixed to the outer frame. The frame is fixable to a building member with a portion within the recess opening and the electronics unit concealed behind the building member. Brackets are fixed to the frame and provide multi-directional slots for maintaining the inner sleeve via cooperative projections. The inner sleeve is slidable along a portion of the slots from a lower position with its terminal edge distal to the frame distal edge to a raised position with its terminal edge proximal to the frame proximal edge and building member, and then slidable along another portion of the slots to an offset position at least partially concealed by the building member to open an access opening through the frame to the electronics unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Pathway Lighting Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy James Mularski
  • Patent number: 10125956
    Abstract: A radially adjustable landscape light fixture mount includes a mounting plate having a female threaded portion for affixing a light fixture thereto and a separate mounting stake having a locking lever. The mounting stake has a recessed portion for receiving the mounting plate and affixed light fixture. The locking lever has an open position and a closed position. When the locking lever is in the open position the radial position of the mounting plate and affixed light fixture can be adjusted relative to the mounting stake by a user. In the closed position the locking lever fixes the radial position of the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Hunter Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Veloskey, Dillon J. Rak, Michael A. Huelsman
  • Patent number: 10113726
    Abstract: A radially adjustable landscape light fixture mount includes a mounting plate having a female threaded portion for affixing a light fixture thereto and a separate mounting stake having a locking lever. The mounting stake has a recessed portion for receiving the mounting plate and affixed light fixture. The locking lever has an open position and a closed position. When the locking lever is in the open position the radial position of the mounting plate and affixed light fixture can be adjusted relative to the mounting stake by a user. In the closed position the locking lever fixes the radial position of the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Hunter Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Veloskey, Dillon J. Rak, Michael A. Huelsman
  • Patent number: 10081981
    Abstract: The ladder illuminates the immediate area and itself. The ladder improves safety by strategically adding multiple light sources to the ladder, thereby illuminating the areas around the ladder. Light emitting diodes (LEDs) may be mounted in several strategic locations, including: in-board and out-board of the end cap, under each rung, and out-board on both rails facing the base of the building when the ladder is correctly placed with a rechargeable battery supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: William Finegan
  • Patent number: 10081293
    Abstract: A headlight beam adjustment system for a vehicle includes a first bracket attached to the vehicle and supporting a headlamp assembly, a second bracket attached to the headlamp assembly and supported by the first bracket, and a switch positioned in the passenger compartment for actuating a servomotor causing the second bracket and the headlamp assembly to rotate about an axis and the light beam to move in a first or a second direction depending on the direction of rotation of the second bracket. The headlight beam adjustment system may further include a ball joint connected at a first end to the servomotor and a second end to the second bracket. The ball joint may include a bearing stud connected to the servomotor at a first end, and a socket, positioned within a housing, for receiving a second end of the bearing stud. A related method of adjusting the headlight beams is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ricardo Ramos Valencia, Francisco Javier Quintero Pérez
  • Patent number: 10065565
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly includes a seat and a seatback. A retainer assembly is positioned in a rearward portion of the seatback. The retainer assembly includes a linear-travel hanger assembly that engages with the retainer assembly in a substantially continuous manner when in a stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Mozurkewich, Laura Bunn, Kevin Wayne Preuss
  • Patent number: 10029611
    Abstract: Described herein are various embodiments of a retractable truck bed lighting system. The lighting system may comprise an illumination device. The illumination device may comprise an upper portion and a lower portion coupled to the upper portion. The upper portion may comprise an upper body, a cap covering a top portion of the upper body, and a diffuser module comprising a light source set within a front wall of the upper body. The lower portion may comprise a lower body surrounding a first cavity, the upper portion fits within the first cavity when the upper portion is in a recessed position and the upper portion extends from the first cavity when the upper portion is in an extended position, and an extension mechanism coupled to the upper portion and the lower portion, the extension mechanism configured to extend the upper portion from the recessed position to the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan C. Harris, Scott L. Frederick, Ethan Fassezke
  • Patent number: 10028354
    Abstract: A lighting status signaling system including a lighting fixture having a light, a light driver connected to the light, and a monitor circuit connected to the light and to the light driver. The monitor circuit is configured to monitor a voltage level at an output of the light driver. A sensing circuit is coupled to the monitor circuit via a sensing wire independent of a power wire to the lighting fixture. A lighting controller is connected to the sensing circuit via the sensing wire and configured to determine a lighting status of the lighting fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Casey W. Barker, Russell Bruner
  • Patent number: 10012370
    Abstract: Lighting system including mounting body, lever-locking bracket, and lighting module. Mounting body has first end spaced apart along longitudinal axis from second end. Lever-locking bracket includes bracket body and lever actuator. Lever-locking bracket is pivotally connected with first end of mounting body by flange retained in alignment with aperture of mounting body communicating with cavity inside mounting body. Lighting module has semiconductor light-emitting device in housing, and has mounting arm pivotally connected with lever-locking bracket by first pivot joint for rotation of lighting module to plurality of primary positions around first pivot axis. Flange of the lever-locking bracket forms part of second pivot joint for rotation of lighting module to plurality of secondary positions around second pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ECOSENSE LIGHTING INC.
    Inventors: Robert Fletcher, Edward R. Adams
  • Patent number: 9920914
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a moving head light fixture comprising: a base; a yoke rotatable connected to the base; a head rotatable connected to the yoke. The head comprises at least one light source generating light. An actuator is adapted to rotate the yoke or the head. Magnetic means is attached to the axel of the actuator and generated a magnetic field, which is perpendicular to the actuator axel. A magnetic encoder is fixed in relation to the axel and provides at an axel position signal based the magnetic field is indicative of the angular position of the axel in relation to the magnetic encoder. Indication means provides an indication signal when the yoke or head is positioned at a number of predetermined angular positions in relation. Processing means are adapted to control the moving head light fixture based on the actuator axel position signal and the indication signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: MARTIN PROFESSIONAL APS
    Inventors: Torben Kaas Rasmussen, Thomas Vinter
  • Patent number: 9890932
    Abstract: A luminaire configured for perimeter lighting, and having improved features for adjusting one or more lighting characteristics of said luminaire. In one example, the luminaire comprises a light bar structure that may be rotated relative to a housing structure of the luminaire. Additionally, the luminaire may have a light scoop structure for redirecting a portion of light emitted from the light bar structure. Further, an angle of the light scoop structure may be adjusted relative to the housing structure of the luminaire, and independently of the light bar structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Focal Point, LLC
    Inventors: Ken Czech, Casey Chung, Jeremy Taylor, Scott Dupre, Scott Beu, Ronaldo Santiago
  • Patent number: 9795701
    Abstract: Provided is a decontamination apparatus for decontaminating an enclosed room. The decontamination apparatus includes a source including a UVC bulb and a reflective shield arranged adjacent to the UVC bulb and configured to reflect UVC light emitted by the UVC bulb toward a region of the enclosed room to be decontaminated. A mounting system that is adjustable secures the source at a desired location within the enclosed room. A controller is operatively-connected to the source to terminate operation of the UVC bulb in response to a determination that an occupant is present within the enclosed room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: DIVERSEY, INC.
    Inventor: Roderick M. Dayton
  • Patent number: 9765954
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a rail, first and second pairs of wings formed at opposed edges of the rail, a pair of contacts on each one of the top and bottom surfaces of the rail, at least one LED module attachable to the rail via at least one magnetic element, such that the LED module is electrically coupled to one pair of the pairs of contacts. The rail configured to receive and power the at least one LED module on either one of the top and bottom surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Victor Zaderej, Timothy Canzano
  • Patent number: 9688192
    Abstract: A vehicle is provided that includes a cabin defining a cargo space, and a tailgate operable between a substantially open position and a substantially closed position. The tailgate defines a license plate area on an exterior surface thereof. An illumination system is positioned within the tailgate, such that the illumination system illuminates at least one of the cargo space and the license plate area when the tailgate is in the closed position and illuminates a ground area behind the vehicle when the tailgate is in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Cornel Lewis Gardner, Annette Lynn Huebner
  • Patent number: 9557045
    Abstract: A light source device includes an outer housing, a partitioning member for forming a multi-stage structure in the outer housing, thereby partitioning each stage, a plurality of light source units disposed in respective stages of the outer housing, each of which has light source members and a heat pump unit for cooling the light source members, an opening portion for taking air acting as cooling air to be supplied to a cooling body from an outer part of the outer housing into an inner part thereof, and an opening portion formed along arrangement of the light source units in the partitioning member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukio Sato, Mitoru Yabe, Shigetoshi Ipposhi
  • Patent number: 9534763
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a light-enhancing component and a photographic device having the same. The light-enhancing component includes a light reflective unit and a light source. The light reflective unit includes a first reflecting surface and a second reflecting surface. The light source is disposed between the first reflecting surface and the second reflecting surface. An inclination of the first reflecting surface is different from an inclination of the second reflecting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: VIVOTEK INC.
    Inventors: Li-Shan Shih, Wen-Yuan Li, Chih-Hung Chang, Hsuen-Chun Lu
  • Patent number: 9446706
    Abstract: A headlamp assembly comprising a light source and a housing for the light source, a dampening element for dampening movement of the housing in or generally along at least one axis in response to dynamic loads during operation of the vehicle, while permitting movement of the housing in a predetermined direction. Another embodiment comprises a headlamp assembly comprising a light source and a support housing having a projection extending from the support housing. At least one isolator is mounted on the projection and a bracket comprising a working surface generally opposes a landing surface of a landing. The working surface comprises a slot adapted to receive a post and permit the post to move in the slot. The at least one isolator cooperates and engages the working surface or the landing surface to dampen movement of the support housing in response to dynamic loads during operation of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Andrew Singleton, Joseph M. Scheller
  • Patent number: 9243786
    Abstract: Disclosed is a light assembly including a rotation ring including upper and lower surfaces, a mounting ring secured to a light pan and including upper and lower surfaces positioned over a portion of the rotation ring such that the portion of the rotation ring is sandwiched between the light pan and the mounting ring and such that the rotation ring is rotatable relative to the mounting ring, a light engine mounted on the rotation ring, and an adjustable rotation limiting mechanism that includes (a) a rotation stop platform provided on the mounting ring, the rotation stop platform including a moveable stop and (b) a rotation stop unit provided on the rotation ring, the rotation stop unit including a rotation stop arm. The rotation stop arm rotates with the rotation ring and contacts the moveable stop to prevent further rotation of the rotation ring with respect to the mounting ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Joseph L. Onda, Douglas Dewayne Grove, Carl Jason Schoeneberg
  • Patent number: 9243418
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tower (1) comprising a lower tubular tower section (2) made of concrete, an upper tubular tower section (3) made of steel and an adapter piece (7) for connecting the two tower sections (2, 3). The adapter piece (7) consists of an annular concrete element (8) and a steel element (9), the steel element (9) containing at least one annular flange (9a) that covers preferably entirely a surface of the concrete element (8), said surface being at the top in the installed state. The steel element (9) is directly cast together with the concrete element (8), wherein the annular flange (9a) is completely underpoured, essentially without air inclusions. In a method for producing a tower (1) comprising an adapter piece (7), a steel element (9) having an annular flange (9a) is placed head down into an annular formwork in order to produce said adapter piece (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: MAX BOGL BAUUNTERNEHMUNG GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Bögl, Martin Hierl, Josef Knitl
  • Patent number: 9228722
    Abstract: An outdoor LED lighting device includes a casing, a light emitting module, a driver module and a supporter. This LED lighting device may be installed easily by the supporter in a housing of the conventional outdoor lamp without having to discard the whole set of the conventional outdoor lamp, thus eliminating the unnecessary waste, in achieving cost-effectiveness and environment protection. Also, the LED lighting device has good characteristics of thermal dissipation and waterproof. Moreover, the solar battery module may be included to lower environmental impact without carbon dioxide emissions during power generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventor: Ming-Yuan Wu
  • Patent number: 9169982
    Abstract: A lamp includes a first housing, a second housing, a bulb base and a positioning part. The first housing has a first sidewall and a second sidewall. The first sidewall is perpendicularly connected to the second sidewall and has a first surface and a first assembling tank penetrating through the first surface. The second sidewall has a first cave. The second housing is detachably assembled to the first housing and has a second cave. These two caves form a first opening. The bulb base is embedded into the first opening. The bulb base has a base opening and multiple slots. The slots are disposed on an inner sidewall of the base opening along a circular direction. The positioning part is disposed in the first assembling tank and suitable to move along a normal direction of the first surface. The positioning part has a first push button and a latch hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignees: Cal-Comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited, Kinpo Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Chu Hsieh, Hui-Feng Jen, Che-Hsin Liao, Jia-Yi Juang
  • Patent number: 9163814
    Abstract: A sensor system (20) electrically connected to and controlling at least one recessed luminaire (30). The sensor system housing (22) is externally connected to the luminaire (30) and includes a flexible member (50) projecting therefrom. The flexible member (50) supports detection electronics spaced from the sensor system housing (22) or the coupled light fixture and sensor system housings (32, 22). The flexible member (50) allows a sensor (52) to be horizontally and vertically positioned relative to the sensor system housing (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Carlton Plunk, Eugene Graff
  • Patent number: 9109788
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a moving head light fixture comprising: a base; a yoke connected to and rotatable relative to the base; a head connected to and rotatable relative to the yoke where the head comprises at least one light source generating a light. The yoke and the base are connected through a rotating base-yoke mechanism comprising a main shaft, a hollow shaft surrounding the main shaft and at least one bearing separating the main shaft and a the hollow shaft. The main shaft has increasing cross sectional dimensions and comprises a first annular flange located a distance from the part of the main shaft having the largest cross sectional dimension and in that the cross sectional dimension of the first annular flange is smaller than the largest cross sectional dimension of the main shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Martin Professional ApS
    Inventors: Carsten Dalsgaard, Lars Barslund Kjær, Aleksander Henrik Von Preyss, Niels Jørgen Rasmussen, Uffe Kjærsgaard Toft
  • Patent number: 9039254
    Abstract: A recessed lighting system is provided. The recessed lighting system includes a light module and a driver separately coupled to a chassis. The light module includes one or more rotatable prongs for allowing the light module to pivot while the driver and chassis remain static. By being mechanically separate, the driver does not interfere with the movement of the light module. In particular, since the light module is not directly coupled to and is mechanically separate from the driver, pivoting the light module does not require space in a cavity of an associated housing to accommodate the rotation of the driver. This independent freedom of movement allows the light module to achieve a greater degree of rotation in comparison to light modules that are mechanically dependent on drivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Michael D. Danesh
  • Patent number: 9004720
    Abstract: A retaining bracket for spotlights is provided. The retaining bracket comprising bracket bearings which are arranged at the ends of the retaining bracket, for accommodating the spotlight housing and a central supporting bearing for connecting the retaining bracket to a supporting apparatus The distance of the bracket bearings from one another is capable of being adjusted in self-centering fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH & Co. Betriebs KG
    Inventors: Erwin Melzner, Jürgen Heinlein, Wolfgang Baumgartner
  • Patent number: 9000400
    Abstract: Provided is a portable ultraviolet device for exploring a mineral resource. The portable ultraviolet device for exploring the mineral resource may include a body, a visible component, an ultraviolet lamp assembly, and a darkroom component. The visible component is coupled to the body to pass through the body so that a mineral resource disposed at a lower portion of the body is observed from an upper side of the body. The ultraviolet lamp assembly part is coupled to the body to emit ultraviolet rays onto the mineral resource. The darkroom component is coupled to a bottom surface of the body to surround the visible component and the ultraviolet lamp assembly and defines an external light blocking space having an openable inlet in a lower portion of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources
    Inventors: Il-Mo Kang, Ki-Min Roh, Se-Jung Chi, Sang-Mo Koh, Chul-Ho Heo
  • Publication number: 20150070897
    Abstract: The current invention make a big improvement than conventional market all kind of LED bulb which only can offer near-by areas illumination, The current invention (1) has more than one movable level(s) can change position by variety choice of moveable-means (2) can offer near-by and far-away illumination, image, both, any combination with other light effects or digital data display images, Or (3) has more than one light beam emit out from LED bulb which under more than one control means, Or (4) has more than one function to emit light beam may selected from power failure, remote control, Infra red controller, blue-tooth means, wifi means, internet means, App software, motion sensor to trigger at least one of the light beam to offer illumination or image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 8944648
    Abstract: A fixture accessory assembly includes a fixture having an accessory retaining member, the accessory retaining member receiving an accessory cartridge, the accessory cartridge releasably positioned within the fixture by a magnetic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventor: Scott Dupre
  • Patent number: 8939600
    Abstract: A down light fixture that is suitable for installation on building structures and around lawns and gardens of residential and commercial properties for providing aesthetically pleasing illumination and security illumination. The down light fixture includes a body having a hollow interior and a circuit board mounted in the hollow interior. A transparent cover extends across a lower end of the body. A wire extends through a pivotable mounting device secured to an upper end of the body and through a potting cup to the circuit board for carrying electrical power to a source of illumination. The body is formed with a drain port located so that any water that accumulates in the interior of the body when the body is in a downwardly directed orientation will drain from the body before it can reach an upper end of the potting cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Hunter Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Z. Beadle, Darrin I. Schmuckle
  • Patent number: 8926111
    Abstract: A portable computer includes a user interface portion and a screen portion that has a substantially planar surface rotatably coupled to the user interface portion. At least one light fixture is positionably mounted to the screen portion in a stowage position or in a functional position. In some embodiments, the light fixture includes a spring member. In the stowage position, the spring member is compressed, and the light fixture is flush with the substantial planar surface. In the functional position, the spring member is relaxed, and the light fixture illuminates the user interface portion. In some embodiments, the light fixture includes a swivel member that enables 360° rotation of the light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventor: Chung-Kuo Weng
  • Patent number: 8905569
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a directional light source that produces a plurality of light rays. An optical module is coupled to the directional light source to focus the plurality of light rays into a beam of light rays to be output by the lighting fixture. The angular distribution of a majority of the beam relative to a vector normal to a ceiling on or near which the fixture is to be installed is in a range of 70 to 95 degrees. A blocking structure is used to block a direct view of the beam of light when the fixture is installed such that only indirect light is primarily visible from a viewer at least in or around a working plane substantially parallel to the ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Set Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Thomas, William C. Cross
  • Patent number: 8905583
    Abstract: Adjustable light emitting diode lighting assembly, kit and system and method of assembling an adjustable light emitting diode lighting assembly. The adjustable light emitting diode lighting assembly comprises a mounting can adapted to be mounted in a housing and an upper locking ring adapted to be mounted to the mounting can. A lower base ring is spaced-apart from the upper locking ring. An adjustable collar coupled to the upper locking ring and the lower base ring and interposed therebetween is provided for adjustably supporting a light emitting diode module over a plurality of light distribution angles. Conductive, radiative and/or convective heat sinks are provided for removing heat produced by the light emitting diode module to maintain luminous efficiency and service life of the light emitting diode module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Jack Guy Dubord
  • Publication number: 20140355269
    Abstract: There is provided a lighting device includes a first frame, on which a light source unit is mounted, a second frame disposed at a front of the first frame and holding a lens, and a third frame disposed between the first frame and the second frame. The first frame and the second frame are fixed to each other to configure an integral main frame, and the third frame and the main frame are connected to each other via an elastic deformation part to be displaceable relatively in a front-rear direction at a connecting position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: MINEBEA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo OHNO, Masahisa NISHIO
  • Patent number: 8876332
    Abstract: A lamp includes a lamp housing which has a light exit opening. A light source of a first type is arranged in the lamp housing. A mounting is fastened to the lamp housing and at least one light source of a second type is fastened to the holder. The at least one light source of the second type includes an organic light-emitting diode and the at least one light source of the second type is arranged downstream of the light exit opening in an emission direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Osram Opto Semiconductor GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Moeck
  • Patent number: RE46384
    Abstract: A laser landscape lighting apparatus for use in accent lighting applications for landscapes and outdoor venues. In one embodiment, the laser landscape lighting apparatus includes a coherent light source in combination with a diffractive optical element and optionally a diffraction grating wheel. The diffractive optical element may be, for example, a holographic optical element. In some embodiments, the laser landscape lighting apparatus includes a temperature-controlled integral derivative system. In one application, the laser landscape lighting apparatus may project a static or movable star field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: Randy Edward Johnson