With Linear Repositioning Means Patents (Class 362/270)
  • Patent number: 9939122
    Abstract: In vehicle headlamps of the prior art, a low-beam light distribution pattern and a high-beam distribution pattern could not be obtained in a direct illumination lens-type lamp unit. The present invention is provided with a semiconductor light source, a lens, a light control member, and a drive member. The lens is composed of a main lens section and an auxiliary lens section. The drive member positions the light control member in a first position and a second position in a moveable and switchable manner. Consequently, the present invention enables a low-beam light distribution pattern and a high-beam light distribution pattern to be obtained in a direct illumination lens-type lamp unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Okubo, Toshiya Abe, Kotoka Inoue
  • Patent number: 8985811
    Abstract: A LED luminaire includes a body portion having a lighting module and an optical structure formed integrally with the body portion. The optical structure is formed within the body portion and located in a light-projection direction of the lighting module. The optical structure substantially is a sheet-like structure with a first surface and a second surface. The first surface has at least two side portions with a first curvature, and the second surface has a second curvature. The first curvature is greater than the second curvature. Thereby, the view angle of the light is increased as the light generated from the lighting module passes through the optical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignees: Lite-On Electronics (Guangzhou) Limited, Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jen-Min Huang, Chih-Lung Liang
  • Patent number: 8858031
    Abstract: A lighting system adapted for being retrofit into a conventional lighting fixture, or adapted to replace the conventional fixture. The lighting system includes a lighting device having a substrate and a plurality of light-emitting elements disposed on the substrate. The lighting system further includes a power supply for delivering D/C current to the lighting device. The lighting device may be installed into a conventional lighting socket in the conventional lighting fixture or mounted independently utilizing some parts of the conventional fixture. The power supply is installed into the conventional lighting fixture or other suitable fixture external to the lighting device. In exemplary embodiments, the lighting system includes a plurality of lighting devices rotatably mounted in the conventional lighting fixture. Each lighting device is powered by an independent power supply and may be independently rotated and powered to customize light coverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Independence LED Lighting, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Attila Szoradi, Sean Russell Darras, Gerald Edward Frazee, Paul Prior
  • Patent number: 8614406
    Abstract: A system for heating a patio, the system comprising: a head unit comprising a heating unit configured for heating a patio; an offset assembly, wherein the offset assembly is coupled to the head unit; a mounting pole comprising a plurality of sections, the mounting pole being coupled to the offset assembly; and a base unit the base unit supporting the mounting pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Well Traveled Imports, Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin L. Hall, Jr., Hampton H. Tanner
  • Patent number: 8500314
    Abstract: Provided is a bulb holder locking apparatus, comprising a fixing mount, a bulb holder, a spring and a ratchet mechanism comprising a ratchet bar having a plurality of ratchets, a pawl and a movable cam having a curve contour; wherein the bulb holder is flexibly connected to the fixing mount; the spring is connected to the fixing mount, so as to force the bulb holder to move downwards; the ratchet bar is connected to the bulb holder; the pawl is connected to the fixing mount and elastically contacted with the ratchet bar; the movable cam is slidingly connected to the ratchet bar and elastically contacted with the pawl; and the curve contour comprises a plurality of crests engaged with the pawls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Guangdong Cosio Lighting Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yulin Wu
  • Patent number: 8491151
    Abstract: A lighting device is generally illustrated having a light body having forward facing light sources including a visible white light source, visible colored light source and an infrared light source. Additionally, a side facing light source is provided. The light body also includes switches for activating the visible light sources and a three-position switch for activating the IR light source and the side facing light source. At least one switch is provided for turning at least one of the light sources on and off and further adjusting light intensity of the light source. The light source of the lighting device may further be controlled based on a detected chemistry composition of the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: EVEREADY Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventor: David A. Spartano
  • Patent number: 8444302
    Abstract: A pivoting recessed light fixture has a can and junction box mounted on a frame structure. The frame structure is pivotally supported near one of its ends between a pair of telescoping support rails mounted between a pair of support members. The other end of the frame structure is removably attached to each of the support rails so that the frame structure, with its can and junction box, can be pivoted below the rails to allow access for wiring during installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Interline Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Barboza, Kenneth Knopf
  • Patent number: 8408733
    Abstract: An illuminating device may be used, for example, as a portable illuminator, book light and travel light. The illuminating device may include a head, a pair of rails and a base. The illuminating device may be manipulated into numerous positions including extended and retracted positions such that the light source may be positioned in a variety of positions relative to the base which may include a clip for securing structure the illuminating device to a variety of structures including books, magazines, tables, e-readers and bags, to name a few.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Sol-Light, LLC
    Inventors: David Nelson, Wai-ming Law
  • Patent number: 8393759
    Abstract: An LED lamp capable of adjusting a beam spread thereof mainly comprises an adjusting module disposed between a seated body and a cover unit. The adjusting module includes a holder connecting to the seated body, a motivating member traveling within an aperture of the cover unit, an engaging member propping the motivating member against the holder, and a lens disposed on the engaging member. Thereby, rotating the motivating member triggers the engaging member to either move protrudently outward or draw back inward with respect to the cover unit. Accordingly, a beam angle of LED members disposed on a circuit unit of the lamp holder is able to be increasingly condensed or spread, then promoting the luminaire efficiency of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Shenzhen Jiawei Photovoltaic Lighting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsun-Hung Huang, Jhon-Ci Liu
  • Patent number: 8376591
    Abstract: The described systems 200 provides a simplified slide system for longitudinal movement of optical light modulators 102 for automated luminaires 12 employing expansion and contractions slots 125, 126 which allow for precise smooth movement over a range of temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: ROBE Lighting s.r.o.
    Inventor: Pavel Jurik
  • Patent number: 8235563
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes a bracket and an LED module. The bracket includes a mounting body configured for fixing the LED lamp at a desired position and a heat dissipation portion extending from the body. The LED module includes a circuit board thermally attached to the heat dissipation portion and an LED connected to the circuit board. A lamp cover is secured to the heat dissipation portion and covers the LED module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shi-Song Zheng
  • Patent number: 8220968
    Abstract: A mount adjustable end cap clamp lock used with an adjustable light source with one or both ends collared by a barrel-type end, which is rotatable within an end cap. The end cap has a mounting surface that works in conjunction with a fastener to secure the lighting system to an object. The clamp pad, which may extend beyond the mounting surface, is slidable relative to the end cap. When the fastener is tightened, the clamp pad slides relative to the end cap to press against the barrel to lock the barrel in angular position and secure the light source from rotating when the fastener is tightened to secure the lighting system to an object. The end cap in conjunction with the clamp pad serves a dual purpose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: ITC Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Hartmann, Jr., Michael K VanDuinen
  • Patent number: 8113690
    Abstract: An exemplary flash lamp module includes a light source, a holding pole, a lampshade, a slide orbit and a driving portion. The light source is mounted on the holding pole. The lampshade is configured for covering the light source. The lampshade has an opening configured for allowing light beams emitted from the light source passing through the opening. The slide orbit is configured for supporting and allowing the lampshade moving therealong. The driving portion is configured for driving the lampshade to move along the slide orbit so as to change the direction of emitting of light beams through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsung-Yu Lin
  • Patent number: 8113698
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode (LED) light bulb and an application thereof are described. The light-emitting diode light bulb comprises: a light-emitting diode light source module; a base, wherein the light-emitting diode light source module is disposed on the base; and a driver portion to drive the light-emitting diode light source module, comprising a rotation shaft, wherein the driver portion is connected to the base via the rotation shaft, such that the light-emitting diode light source module can rotate relative to the driver portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Chi Mei Lighting Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Wen-Liang Wu, Peng-Fang Chen, Yung-Pin Yang
  • Patent number: 8057069
    Abstract: A graphical-user-interface manipulable lighting system is disclosed in which a light source having a position of focus is moved by an articulator adapted to receive and send signals through a control box indicating the current and intended positions of the focus of the light source, and further a computer interface operating wirelessly which graphically displays the current position of the light source and is adapted to allow a user to drag an icon indicating the current position of the light source onto a new intended position thereby resulting in the movement of the light source to the new position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Optimus Services AG
    Inventors: John R. Mangiardi, John W. Gebbie, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7832901
    Abstract: A beam adjustment mechanism for a light fixture includes a frame assembly having an aperture substantially within the center thereof. Multiple peripheral lighting units engage the sides of the frame assembly. Each lighting unit includes an LED, a heat sink, and a reflector member. A central connecting member and/or a central lighting unit is at least partially surrounded by the peripheral lighting units. The central connecting member and/or central lighting unit is hingedly connected to at least one of the peripheral lighting units. An adjustment shaft extends through and is moveably engaged with the aperture of the frame assembly. Movement of the adjustment shaft relative to the aperture exerts a force on the central connecting member and/or central lighting unit, which causes the hingedly connected peripheral lighting units to pivot relative to the central connecting member and/or central lighting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Christopher G. Ladewig
  • Patent number: 7824062
    Abstract: An illuminative device, offers an optical device that is regulated by one hand and a LED circuit board that is sealed in waterproof and quick cooling structure. The illuminator, comprises a main body included a tube container for at least a battery and a narrow tube in the front end, a switch device set in rear end of the main body, which includes a battery cover, a screw thread portion for screwing to the main body, a switch board that sets a trigger on one end and a spring pole on the other end for a connection to the battery, and a elastic switch button that sets on the switch board, an emitting device included a LED circuit board and a tube base as a radiator, and a optical device included a sleeve with an inside circular stop flange at the rear end and an inside screw thread at the front end, a lens that holds at the front end of the sleeve, and a fastening ring with an outside screw thread for fixing the lens into the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Inventor: Yen-Wei Ho
  • Patent number: 7736021
    Abstract: A high performance, efficiency compact optical light beam and modifier system with reduced artifacts is presented. The design may incorporate a spiral entrance aperture with corresponding spiral masks where modification is accomplished by rotating the masks about the central axis relative to the entrance aperture. Light recapture or complex, continuous optics may be employed to increase the optical efficiency, reduce the physical dimensions, integrate condensing, or image projection functions in a reduced number of optical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Inventor: Dennis J Solomon
  • Patent number: 7614766
    Abstract: A modular illumination device with adjustable illumination modules includes a substrate, a rotating element, a reflective element, an adjustable element, and a light-emitting element. The rotating element is rotatably disposed on the substrate and rotates corresponding to the substrate. The reflective element pivots on the rotating element and pivots corresponding to the substrate. The adjustable element is moveably disposed on the substrate and is moved corresponding to the reflective element. The light-emitting element is disposed on the adjustable element. The modular illumination device can be adjusted to shine light at any angle or in any direction. Furthermore, a plurality of illumination modules are combined to form the modular illumination device. By adjusting the lighting range and direction of the illumination modules respectively, the illumination device has different illumination ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Harvatek Corporation
    Inventors: Bily Wang, Hui-Chung Lin, Shih-Yu Wu
  • Patent number: 7401946
    Abstract: An electrical interconnection system for linear lighting including a first electrical harness having a first electrical connector with a first plurality of terminals, and a first plurality of electrical conductors electrically connected to respective first terminals. A second electrical harness includes a second electrical connector with a second plurality of terminals, and a second plurality of electrical conductors electrically connected to respective second terminals. The second plurality of terminals are similar in shape to the first plurality of terminals. The first and second electrical harnesses are configured for connection to a first and second linear light, respectively. An electrical coupler is electrically connected to both the first electrical connector and the second electrical connector and includes a first port and a second port which each have a plurality of coupler terminals complimentary in shape with the first plurality of terminals and the second plurality of terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Pent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregg E Laukhuf
  • Patent number: 7300176
    Abstract: An apparatus for lighting. The apparatus includes a first light source. The apparatus includes a first housing in which the first light source is disposed. The apparatus includes a support structure to which the first housing is attached. The apparatus includes a reflection portion having a least two reflectors. The reflection portion attached to the support structure and in spaced relationship with the first housing such that light from the first light source is directed to desired locations. Alternatively, the apparatus includes a first light source. The apparatus includes a first housing in which the first light source is disposed. The apparatus includes a support structure to which the first light source is attached. The apparatus includes a second light source. The apparatus includes a second housing in which the second light source is disposed. The second housing attached to the support structure and in spaced relationship with the first housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Inventors: Irwin Kotovsky, Serge Cornelissen, Robert Cornelissen
  • Patent number: 7118259
    Abstract: An adjuster having a housing or lamp housing with an adjuster portion, a gear positioned inside the housing or adjuster portion, a control rod engaged to the gear and extending from the housing or adjuster portion, and at least one tang outside the housing or adjuster portion such that the tang engages the control rod and prevents rotation thereof. As such, rotation of the gear results in linear movement of the control rod. The adjuster may be positioned on a lamp housing, or other structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Asyst Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Scott Fladhammer
  • Patent number: 7104677
    Abstract: Indicating light for an optical display, with a housing exhibiting electrically conductive parts, a light-emitting diode, and a push element, capable of axial displacement in a hollow rod, for a switch mounted in the hollow rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Bartec Componenten und Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhold Barlian, Karl-Heinz Lux
  • Patent number: 7072001
    Abstract: A multi-axis adjusting apparatus includes a base with an upper surface, and each side of a central line of the base has at least one slot; a sliding seat, which is set on the upper surface of the base, and each of two ends of an upper surface of the sliding seat has at least one screw hole, each position of two sides of the upper surface of the sliding seat corresponding to the slot has at least one sliding plate, which has a U-shaped slot; a plurality of fixing screws, which are inserted into the U-shaped slot and the slot; a carrier, which is mounted on the upper surface of the sliding seat, and each of two ends of the upper surface corresponding to the screw hole has at least one fillister with one penetrating hole; plural adjusting screws are going through the screw holes and connecting to the penetrating holes by way of a floating structure. It is therefore the function of simultaneous adjustment of the multi-axis can be approached to rapidly complete the adjustment and reduce cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Fan-Chieh Chang, Kuo-Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 7048417
    Abstract: An adjustable lamp is disclosed having a rod and a light assembly that slideably connects to the rod at a connection assembly. The light assembly includes a housing and a light socket contained within the housing. The light assembly further includes an extension member that connects the housing to the connection assembly. The connection assembly moves along the rod laterally along a longitudinal axis. The connection assembly may be locked into a position along the rod. For example, the rod may be connected to a vertical surface and a light source contained in the housing may be directed downward, toward a desk or table or other horizontal surface. The slideable connection allows the light assembly to move up or down relative to the horizontal surface in this use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Inventor: Matthew Faure
  • Patent number: 7045984
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for the adjustment and automatic readjustment of the lamp in a microscope. The present invention is used for adjusting the lamp in a microscope. In the solution according to the invention, the tilting direction of the glass body relative to the lamp cap is marked at the lamp. The lamp cap is likewise marked for oriented insertion of the marked lamp so that the tilting direction of the lamp lies in direction of the optical axis of the collector after insertion. For adjusting, the collector-reflector unit is displaced in direction of the optical axis of the collector and the lamp cap is then oriented in vertical direction of the optical axis of the collector. For automatic readjustment, the lamp cap has an actuating drive. A reference variable is determined for the actuating drive by a control unit by evaluating lamp voltage or lamp current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH
    Inventor: Matthias Gonschor
  • Patent number: 7033044
    Abstract: A moveable, adjustable lighting system for use in television/movie sets and locations, and other similar indoor/outdoor applications comprises at least one horizontal framework that is disposed on a plurality of vertical members in such a way as to allow the horizontal and vertical dimensions of the system, as well as the individual lights and fixtures within the system to be adjusted and adapted to the requirements of a specific set. Lights, lighting fixtures, and other similar fixtures are connected in such a way as to enable them and/or the dimensions of the system to be remotely controlled. The vertical members are equipped with moving means, such as rollers, that allow the entire rig to be moved from one set to another. The system suggests and embodies an “assembly-line production” process in which sets are separately constructed to allow the rig to move between and among them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Farsight LLC
    Inventor: Mary Griffin
  • Patent number: 6945671
    Abstract: A compact portable fluorescent lighting unit provides concentrated even coverage illumination for many visual arts, theater, studio or location applications. Beam width is conveniently user-adjustable without tools, typically in three steps: 60, 70 and 90 degrees. A pair of identical lighting cells are stacked one above the other; each cell can utilize any one of a variety of fluorescent lamps providing powerful illumination. Each cell has an efficient reflector and provision for beam width selection by varying the spacing of the lamp from the rear of the reflector via easily adjustable socket/lamp support brackets. A welded aluminum mounting yoke, with arms swivel-attached to opposite ends of the housing, can be set to any desired orientation for beam-aiming and locked in place to the housing by a user knob. The yoke can be affixed directly to building structure or mounted via a pipe or stand adaptor, optionally swivelled to provide a second beam-aiming axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Inventors: Toni F. Swarens, Anatoly Kudishevich, Milton L. Hedberg Jr.
  • Patent number: 6877881
    Abstract: A worklight includes a worklight housing for receiving a light source therein and a worklight stand including a U-shaped supporting leg having a lower supporting base and two upper hinge ends pivotally connected to the worklight housing, and a U-shaped pivot leg having a lower standing base and two upper pivot ends, wherein the two hinge ends of the supporting leg are pivotally connected with the two pivot ends of the pivot leg respectively. The worklight stand further includes a foldable stand and a supporting frame, which is supported on foldable stand, detachably mounted to the supporting base of the supporting leg and the standing base of the pivot leg in space apart manner such that the worklight housing is substantially supported on the supporting frame and is elevated via the foldable stand in a stable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Inventor: Frank Tsao
  • Patent number: 6874905
    Abstract: A light fixture for use in low voltage outdoor lighting systems that comprises a lens assembly with a reflector, lens and lens support and a socket assembly with a lamp, socket and socket housing, which are mounted on a post. Connection of the lens assembly and socket assembly is provided by the combination of a taper fit and multiple O-rings which provide a frictional fit that is sealed against dirt and moisture intrusion, avoiding metal-to-metal contact. Attachment of the lens assembly to the socket assembly is achieved by pressing the two parts together in an axial direction. Disassembly is achieved by twisting to overcome the friction generated by the O-rings and pulling the two assemblies apart. A locking screw may be used to prevent accidental separation of the lens assembly and socket assembly. The post can be attached to a ground spike for installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Inventor: Joshua Z. Beadle
  • Patent number: 6866403
    Abstract: A lamp for use on a table or a floor comprises a base, an intermediate spacer coupled to the base and rotatable with respect thereto, a light source, and a shade disposed over and about the light source. The shade has a surface shaped to insinuate a lipstick and additionally has a partially translucent portion acting to diffuse light emanating from the lamp. The lamp operates such that rotation of the intermediate spacer causes the lamp shade to move along a linear axis. A method for adjusting the light pattern emanating from such a lamp further comprises energizing the light source, rotating the intermediate spacer, and moving the shade along the linear axis while maintaining the light source energized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: Adesso Inc.
    Inventor: Amanda L. Schaak
  • Patent number: 6866401
    Abstract: A lamp (10, 30, 80) includes an LED module (16, 36, 86) having at least one LED (12, 32, 82) arranged on a substrate (14, 34, 84). An optical system includes at least one lens (18, 38, 88) in optical communication with the LED module (16, 36, 86). A zoom apparatus (20, 40, 90) selectively adjusts the relative axial separation of the optical system and the LED module (16, 36, 86). In one embodiment (30), the zoom apparatus (40) is slidably adjustable. In a another embodiment (80), the zoom apparatus (90) is rotatably adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mathew Sommers, James T. Petroski
  • Patent number: 6860624
    Abstract: A lighting fixture is provided wherein the lighting fixture comprises a lamp and a positioning assembly. The positioning assembly is configured to allow translational, and rotational positioning of the lamp relative to a housing. The positioning assembly is also configured to be received by a housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Atom Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Hille, Jeffrey B. Berghoff, Jon T. Lundquist
  • Patent number: 6854862
    Abstract: An adjustable light includes a knock down base frame, a vertical frame, which supports a boom arm, which in turn supports a light fixture. The light fixture is supported on the boom arm by a fixture mount that provides five degrees of freedom of movement of the light fixture relative to the boom arm. The boom arm is pivotally mounted to the vertically adjustable frame, thereby providing two additional degrees of freedom to the light fixture relative to the ground. The base frame includes two legs that are movably secured to the base frame. The base frame and the legs include wheels, the wheel supports being movably mounted to the frame and legs to allow for free movement on any planar surface on which the adjustable light is supported. The boom arm and the shield of the light fixture include bumpers to prevent damage by inadvertent contact to a surface. The lens in the fixture is replaceable to allow the user to use different lenses as dictated by the job requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Inventor: Steven L. Hopf
  • Patent number: 6834982
    Abstract: A spotlight with perimetrical delimitation of the emitted light beam, comprising a light source for emitting a light beam, an optical element that can move axially with respect to the light beam in order to adjust the breadth of the light beam, and a Fresnel lens for diffusing the light beam. Beam adjusting elements are provided for delimiting perimetrically the light beam which are associated with the optical element and can move axially with it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Assignee: Coemar S.p.A.
    Inventor: Bruno Dedoro
  • Patent number: 6769790
    Abstract: A light is mounted on each one of a plurality of movable light supporting carts. The carts are moved along a predefined path. The lights can be energized to produce light beams as the carts move. Alternatively, the lights may remain off as the carts are controllably moved along the path to position each cart at a selected location along the path, and the lights energized after the carts are position. The carts, or selected carts, can be controllably moved at a selectably variable speed or speeds and/or in a selectably variable direction or directions while the lights are energized to produce the light beams. The lights themselves can be controllably moved with respect to their respective support carts, to controllably pan, tilt, swivel, etc. each light as the carts move, thereby facilitating production of a wide range of illumination effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Inventors: Hermann Frühm, François Eugene Charron
  • Patent number: 6502959
    Abstract: An illumination device used in a compact disk receiving frame is disclosed. The illumination device includes a body. An electric wire is installed within the body. Another end of the electric wire is connected to a pressable switch. Each of two sides of the pressable switch is installed with a telescopic rod. A plate is installed between the two rod bodies. The plate serves, to prevent a short circuit due to contact of the two rod bodies. One end of each of die two rod bodies is connected to a lampshade. A bulb is installed in the lampshade. Thus, this illumination device is placed in the CD receiving frame to achieve the effect of illumination. Moreover, the user may read the data in the compact disks within the CD receiving frame conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Inventor: Jack Lin
  • Publication number: 20020196627
    Abstract: A light includes a casing for securing to an object, such as the head light housing, a socket slidably received in the casing for supporting a light bulb, and a reflector disposed around the light bulb. The light bulb is a high intensity light bulb that may generate a strong light. A cable is coupled between the socket and a solenoid device, for moving the light bulb relative to the reflector to adjust a light beam of the light device when the solenoid device is energized. A spring may be engaged with the cable for recovering the light bulb relative to the reflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2001
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventor: Jen Hsieh Shin
  • Patent number: 6491407
    Abstract: The in-ground, or “well light”, fixture comprises a hollow cylindrical housing, a bezel and lens mounted at the upper end of the housing, and a lamp assembly comprising a watertight lamp enclosure containing a lamp and reflector. The lamp enclosure is secured by support brackets which extend downward from the bottom portion of the bezel to provide three-axis adjustability of the lamp. An optional mounting ring is attached at the upper end of the housing to form a flange to facilitate stable placement of the well light in the ground as well as providing an attractive frame around the fixture. The lens is retained at a shallow angle within the bezel to permit water and dirt to run off of the lens surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Inventor: Joshua Beadle
  • Publication number: 20020075690
    Abstract: This invention relates to a lighting fixture support with a pivoting mounting bracket. More specifically, this invention is aimed at providing a well-type lighting fixture for use in outdoor, below ground lighting settings which is easily positioned at various angles with respect to the ground. The inventive mounting bracket comprises a first bracket which is connected to a second bracket at a pivot point. One or more dimples on either of the brackets are operatively connected to one or more sets of ratchet teeth on the other bracket. The dimples and sets of ratchet teeth cooperate to secure the first bracket into discrete positions about the pivot point with respect to the second bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2000
    Publication date: June 20, 2002
    Inventor: Nate Mullen
  • Patent number: 6371621
    Abstract: An improved flush-mount emergency light fixture (10) is provided having a housing (12) adapted for placement in a wall or ceiling aperture (20), an internal illumination assembly (16) and a selectively movable cover (14), in order to provide illumination during an emergency condition. The fixture (10) includes a servo-motor (74) and an operator (78) for controlled movement of the cover (14) between a closed position and a deployed illumination position. A floating hinge (54) couples the cover (14) to housing (12) and allows the cover to both pivot and translate relative to the housing (12) during cover movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventor: Vincent Victor Le Bel
  • Patent number: 6280059
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a discharge lamp (2) for emitting light; a cold mirror (4), having an opening portion, for reflecting the light emitted from the discharge lamp; a reflecting mirror (10), located on the opening portion side of the cold mirror, for reflecting the light reflected by the cold mirror; a light-shielding drum (6) having a light emission port (8) for emitting the light reflected by the reflecting mirror; a stepping motor 14 for driving the reflecting mirror and the light-shielding drum to rotate about an optical axis of the discharge lamp; rotational angle detecting means (18, 20) for detecting a rotational angle of the reflecting mirror and the light-shielding drum; and control means (40, 46) for controlling, according to the rotational angle detected by the rotational angle detecting means, the rotational driving of the reflecting mirror and the light-shielding drum (6) caused by the stepping motor 14; wherein any of a plurality of irradiation ports is selectively irradiated through
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
    Inventors: Moriyuki Ito, Kazuhito Kawai
  • Patent number: 6186639
    Abstract: An optical safety barrier is connected to a fixed object such as a wall, a framework or other structure. The barrier includes several elements including a unit that has opposite ends and that is configured to form a protective beam which sets off an alarm if the beam is penetrated by an intrusion. An L-shaped upper support and an L-shaped lower support are configured to rotate the unit about a longitudinal axis. The lower support is able to slide longitudinally so as to enable the unit to be installed and removed. An upper end cover is arranged below the upper support and a lower end cover is arranged above the lower support. The covers hold the opposite ends of the unit. A display and dialogue unit is positioned adjacent to the beam of the unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: Schneider Electric SA
    Inventor: Jean-Bernard Givet
  • Patent number: 6186651
    Abstract: A projector headlamp utilizing only a single HID bulb for projecting light in a forward direction generally along a horizontal axis selectably between low beam and high beam conditions while shifting the hot spot as required between these conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin Mitchell Sayers, Balvantrai Patel, David Vozenilek, Jeyachandrabose Chinniah, Jose M. Cruz, Jeffrey Allen Erion, Jaroslav Purma, Milan Cejnek
  • Patent number: 6120164
    Abstract: A lighting fixture having a plurality of adjustable lamps provides multiple beams of light which may be simultaneously converged or focused at substantially any distance in front of the fixture or diverged to produce a broad flood. The fixture comprises a focusing mechanism for simultaneously controlling the axial position of a central lamp and the inclination of a plurality of outer lamps tightly clustered and arranged around the central lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Luminaria Ltd.
    Inventors: Charles Libin, David W. Skutch, Lawrence Lieberman
  • Patent number: 6004005
    Abstract: A track lighting fixture in which decorative lamp housings are adjustably positionable along a fixture track, and which provides for several angular adjustments of each decorative lamp housing. Each decorative lamp housing comprises a common outer housing in which different interchangeable decorative inserts can be interchangeably inserted. In first and second embodiments, each track lamp fixture has a power supply housing for an enclosed power transformer and power supply which is attached to the fixture track. A support element of the power supply housing is rotationally mounted relative to the power supply housing and supports a decorative lamp housing thereon, such that the support element and decorative lamp housing can be rotated to different angular positions. In the first embodiment, the power supply housing comprises a cylindrical shaped housing, and in the second embodiment, the power supply housing comprises a rectangular shaped housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignee: Hubbell, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Demshki, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6004007
    Abstract: A spotlight with an adjustable angle of radiation has a light source (4) and a reflector (5) associated with the light source (4). A first focusing lens (2) is positioned in a beam path of the light source-reflector combination (4, 5). A second focusing lens (6) is placed in the beam path between the light source (4) and the first focusing lens (2). The reflector (5), the light source (4), and the second focusing lens (6) are mounted as an optical unit that is movable relative to the first focusing lens (2), along an optical axis of the spotlight along which the beam path extends. Inside the optical unit, a distance between the light source (4) and the second focusing lens (6) is adjustable. In addition, inside the optical unit a distance between the light source (4) and the reflector (5) is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1999
    Assignee: Dedo Weigert Film GmbH
    Inventor: Dedo Arndt Weigert
  • Patent number: 5751117
    Abstract: A modular ballast system particularly suited for strip lighting installations has ballast modules on opposite ends of each fluorescent lamp tube, each module having lamp connectors for receiving the end pins of the fluorescent lamp, capacitance and inductance elements connected to the lamp connectors in each module, and jumper conductors interconnecting the capacitance and inductance elements of the modules to define a bridge type ballast circuit for powering the fluorescent lamp. Each ballast module can be made small and lightweight with a single inductor and capacitor forming two legs of a four leg bridge type ballast. Pairs of ballast modules can be connected back-to-back to transmit electrical power without external wiring to successive fluorescent lamps along the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Assignee: Bruce Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Louis Eugene Abbott
  • Patent number: 5649760
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a housing and a reflector assembly in the housing seated in a split, resilient seating ring and retained by a resilient retaining clip. The axial position of a reflector assembly may be adjusted by moving the seating ring axially. The ends of the ring on opposite sides of the split can be squeezed to resiliently disengage the ring from its interference-fit with the housing wall. The user squeezes the ring in this manner while moving it to a desired location in the housing and then releases it. The angular position of the reflector assembly may also be adjusted. The user squeezes the clip to resiliently disengage it from its interference-fit with the housing wall. The user squeezes the clip in this manner while pivoting the reflector assembly. With the ring abutting the reflector, the user then releases the clip to resiliently re-engage the housing wall. The lighting fixture may include a spike for securing the fixture in the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Inventor: Joshua Z. Beadle
  • Patent number: 5440137
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for curing radiation curable material includes a lamp unit providing radiation in a converging beam directed toward a focal plane and forming a curing zone at a curing position for receiving the curable material. The lamp unit is mounted in a boot member having a spiral external thread for engaging a spiral internal thread on the wall of a housing chamber for receiving the boot member. The engagement of the threads is such that rotation of the boot member controllably varies the intensity of radiation in the curing zone by changing the distance between the radiation outlet of the lamp unit and the curing position. The curing zone may be an elongated band such that rotation of the boot member also provides angular adjustment of the elongated band relative to a curing path for the curable material. The boot member may include internal cooling passages and these passages may contain overlapping light baffles blocking the escape of harmful radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1995
    Assignee: Fusion Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth G. Sowers