With Actuator Patents (Class 362/271)
  • Patent number: 10987188
    Abstract: An infection mitigation device providing a temporary, disposable sterile barrier between a sterile field and the non-sterile, light-emitting region of surgical lightheads. A surgical team member can easily apply and remove the protective barrier when needed. The device minimizes the opportunity for biohazardous materials from being transmitted between patients, thereby reducing the chance of infection, and ultimately providing patients with improved clinical outcomes. The center region of the barrier can be adapted to receive and/or cover (partially or completely) one or more types of centrally located surgical lighthead adjustment handles. The device can be manufactured with a unitary or composite construction. Depending on the specific composition of the barrier and application, a supportive carrier device may provide additional geometric stability for the barrier while it is maneuvered into its operational location on the lighthead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Joshua Betts, Paul Witherspoon Scott, IV
  • Patent number: 10684541
    Abstract: An optical module includes a light source, a phosphor wheel, a first driving unit, a color wheel, a second driving unit, a third driving unit and a control unit. The phosphor wheel includes a phosphor area. The color wheel includes a plurality of sector-shaped filters. At least one of the sector-shaped filters includes a plurality of filter areas. Central angles of the filter areas are identical. Colors of at least two adjacent filter areas are different. The control unit selectively controls one of the first driving unit and the second driving unit by a delay time to control an overlap ratio between the phosphor area and one of the filter areas. The control unit selectively controls the third driving unit to drive the color wheel to move with respect to the phosphor wheel, so as to move one of the filter areas to a position corresponding to the phosphor area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Qisda Corporation
    Inventors: Wen-Yao Lin, Chi-Hung Hsiao
  • Patent number: 10480758
    Abstract: A lighting system may include a plurality of suspenders and a beam configured to provide light in at least one direction. The suspenders may structurally support the beam from a ceiling and may provide electrical power and dimming control signals to the beam. The beam may include a plurality of light engines for emitting light. The light engines may be single sided or dual sided, and may transmit electrical power among each other. The dual sided light engines may emit light upwardly and downwardly from the beam, and the single sided light engines may emit light downwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Contemporary Visions, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Sonneman, Christian N. Garnett
  • Patent number: 10465886
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a light hanging mechanism and a display rack having the same. The light hanging mechanism is configured to mount the light on a mounting structure. The light hanging mechanism includes: a casing, defining a receiving cavity therein and provided with a mounting hole; a first adjusting shaft, with one end movably inserting into the receiving cavity through the mounting hole; a positioning portion, movably arranged on the first adjusting shaft and located in the receiving cavity between a locked state and an unlocked state; a mounting base, capable of being connected to the lights and provided with a cooperating portion; and a mounting portion, with at least a portion connected to the casing and at least another portion connected to the mounting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Yongjiu Liang, Yibin Lou, Yufeng Shao
  • Patent number: 10302271
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes: at least one light source configured to generate light; a first reflector configured to reflect the light generated by the at least one light source; a shield configured to block a first portion of light reflected from the first reflector, and to transmit therethrough a second portion of the light reflected from the first reflector to form a beam pattern; a lens; and a second reflector configured to: in a first state, reflect light that was reflected from the first reflector back toward the first reflector; and in a second state, reflect light that was generated by the at least one light source to be incident on the lens, wherein the second reflector is configured to rotate about an axis and cause the vehicle lamp to output in a low-beam mode or in a high-beam mode based on a rotational orientation of the second reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Taeyoung Na
  • Patent number: 9605826
    Abstract: An optical module for a motor vehicle lighting and/or signaling device, having an optical deflection element, a support to which the optical deflection element is fixed, the support comprises adapter fixing means capable of fixing an adapter to which a light source is fixed, and wherein the first optical deflection element comprises adapter indexing means arranged so as to be capable of positioning this adapter relative to the first optical deflection element on two separate intersecting axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Valeo Iluminacion
    Inventors: Damien Cabanne, Manuel Gomez, Juan Antonio Rubia Mena, Jose-Antonio Aguilar Del Moral, Carlos Gomez, Eric Moisy
  • Patent number: 9463834
    Abstract: A device for aligning mounting parts on a vehicle body having a mounting structure extending in the transverse direction of the vehicle, having a holding unit fastened to the mounting structure, to which holding unit at least one mounting part can be attached via fastening means and can be aligned via aligning means relative to a further mounting part in an adjustment direction, wherein as alignment means a linear control element is provided which is connected to the mounting structure in an axially-secure manner and is adjustable in the adjustment direction relative to a holding body of the holding unit engaged with the linear control element, and that the fastening means is arranged at a location remote from the alignment means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: HBPO GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhold Brueckner, Steffanie Neuhaus
  • Publication number: 20140211499
    Abstract: An artificial flame device is disclosed. There is an enclosure defining a lamp opening. A base stator assembly includes a base with a selectively activatable electromagnet, a post extending therefrom, and an electroluminescent device with a lens is mounted on the post. An articulation assembly is suspended from the base stator assembly. The articulation assembly has a lamp optic with a bearing coupled to the lens of the electroluminescent device. There is at least one extension defining a magnetic distal end that interacts with the electromagnet of the base in response to a selective activation thereof that induces rotation and movement of the articulation assembly within a predefined conical volume. The lamp optic protrudes from the lamp opening of the enclosure and diffuses light from the electroluminescent device passed thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Sui Lun Fong
  • Patent number: 8764252
    Abstract: A moving light which has an electronic brake that automatically engages when power is released, to prevent movement of a moving head of a light whenever the power is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Production Resource Group, LLC
    Inventor: Nigel Evans
  • Patent number: 8662709
    Abstract: An improved illuminator with an adjustable beam pattern to be worn by medical and dental professionals includes a housing, a light-emitting diode (LED) disposed in the housing outputting light through a distal opening in the housing, an achromatic doublet lens mounted in the opening in the housing, and a singlet lens disposed between the LED and the achromatic lens. The distance between the singlet lens and the doublet lens may be adjustable, and/or distance between the LED and the singlet lens may be adjustable, through a threaded connections, for example. In the preferred embodiment, the achromatic doublet lens, the singlet lens, or both the singlet and the doublet lens have a planar surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: General Scientific Corporation
    Inventor: Byung J. Chang
  • Patent number: 8662677
    Abstract: A projection apparatus, an illumination module and a brightness adjusting method for the projection apparatus are provided. The projection apparatus comprises the illumination module and the actuator. The illumination module comprises a luminous element. First, the actuator drives the luminous element to move from the first position to the second position to detect the first brightness and second brightness generated by the luminous element. When the first brightness is higher than the second brightness, the actuator is adapted to drive the luminous element to the first position. Thereby, the brightness of a projection image generated by the projection apparatus can be adjusted to an optimal value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Chia-Jui Lin
  • Publication number: 20130294080
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a light effect system for forming a light beam. The light effect system comprises a first light forming means adapted to form at least a part of the light beam where at least a first actuator is adapted to rotate the first light forming means around a first rotational point and around an first axis substantially parallel to the central axis of the light beam. At least a second actuator is adapted to move the first light forming means in relation to the light beam, such that first rotational point is moved in an area outside the light beam and radially in relation to the central axis of the light beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: Martin Professional A/S
    Inventor: Claus Ellevang Hansen
  • Patent number: 8567995
    Abstract: An adjustable keyboard light including a light module that includes an internal light source, a retaining member that retains the light module in an initial closed position, and a release button that releases the light module such that the module can pivot outwardly to one of multiple open positions, the light module having a different orientation at each open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Keith A. Sauer, Paul J. Doczy, Earl W. Moore
  • Patent number: 8517577
    Abstract: A moving light which has an electronic brake that automatically engages when power is released, to prevent movement of a moving head of a light whenever the power is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Production Resource Group, LLC
    Inventor: Nigel Evans
  • Publication number: 20130208479
    Abstract: The present invention relates light forming means for modifying a light beam. The light forming means comprises a number of annular gobo segments arranged partially around the center of the light forming means and each of the annular gobo segments has an angular extent allowing the light beam to be enclosed by the annular gobo segment. The light forming means comprises also an annular animation segment forming an annular segment of the light forming means, wherein the angular extent of the animation segment is at least twice as big as the annular extent of at least one of the annular gobo segments. The present invention relates also to a light effect system and illumination device comprising such light forming means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Martin Professional A/S
    Inventor: Simon Allan
  • Patent number: 8480259
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes one or more of a lens and a focus adjuster, a tilt adjuster, and a pan adjuster, each with corresponding indicia for setting focus, pan and tilt of the light apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Andrew Tanton Nichols
  • Patent number: 8419251
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes: a light emitting element; a substrate including a groove-like light guide extending along a first direction, emission light emitted from the light emitting element and introduced into the light guide being reflected by an inner wall surface of the light guide, spreading along the first direction, and being turned into upward light directed upward above the substrate; and a lens provided above the light guide and configured to collect the upward light and control light distribution characteristic in a plane generally perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignees: Harison Toshiba Lighting Corp., Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Junichi Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 8414156
    Abstract: The present invention provides an automated luminaire with more repeatable, identical and accurate movements by normalization for motion drive system hysteresis. The normalization system utilizes the use of multiple drivers which drive the drive system which engage in opposing movements following a movement to normalize the hysteresis in the drive system so that subsequent moves begin from the same drive system conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: ROBE Lighting s.r.o.
    Inventor: Jiri Polasek
  • Patent number: 8408746
    Abstract: An artificial candle has a flexible glowing canopy that can flutter like a candle flame, and the canopy may surround a “wick” that can be seen through the canopy to glow. Such a diaphanous canopy can be actuated by a solenoid, piezoelectric actuator or other mechanism, which can be provided adjacent to the canopy. Light can emanate from at least one light emitting diode (LED), and the canopy can include fluorescent material that absorbs and reradiates some of the light from the LED(s). The wick and the canopy can be coupled to a shaft that simulates a wax candle body. A standard threaded fitting can be provided so that the artificial candle can thread into a socket to replace an incandescent light bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Mark Lauer
  • Patent number: 8398268
    Abstract: An illuminator base includes slots to enclose the flaps, locks to attach the flaps and a rotating actuator that is used as a rotating base for the illuminator to enable the rotation of the cover around a stand or a support to review the imprinted motifs or menus around the cover. The illuminator base further includes at least one switching device and the actuator includes activator for said switching device and the illuminator is actuated by rotating and pushing or pulling the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventors: David Elberbaum, Yeynat Elberbaum
  • Patent number: 8231242
    Abstract: A variety of lighting apparatuses are described that utilize reflection as a basis for lighting a desired area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventors: Irwin Kotovsky, Serge Cornelissen, Robert Cornelissen
  • Patent number: 8201974
    Abstract: The disclosed pan-tilt spotlight is a sealed, remote controlled unit which allows continuous 360° rotation (pan) of visible or infrared (IR) light sources as well as vertical (tilt) aiming of the light sources 65° above horizontal and 25° below horizontal. The light sources are solid state (LEDs) which are energy efficient and extremely durable in the field, requiring little maintenance. Light shields are employed to control stray light, thereby enhancing the stealth of the spotlight in covert operations. The rotating parts of the spotlight are supported at several locations spaced from the axis of rotation in a manner that re-directs forces that would otherwise be carried by the shaft. Temperature sensitive current regulators and robust thermal design protect the LEDs from heat damage. Sophisticated motor control allows fast and precise positioning of the light beam and worm final drive gears keep the light beam in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Whelen Engineering Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin M. Smith, David J. Sousa, James L. Stopa
  • Publication number: 20120043915
    Abstract: An operating light (1) has a housing (2), which has a light exit opening (4); a holding system, which is coupled with housing (2) and is designed to movably hold the operating light; at least one light source (3) as well as at least one corresponding optical system to direct light emitted by the at least one light source (3) in the direction of light exit opening (4). A grip assembly unit (14) is provided approximately in the middle of light exit opening (4). The grip assembly unit (14) has a handle (5) to pivot the operating light (1) into a desired position. At least one rotating ring (11) is located between the handle (5) and the housing (2) and is rotatable in relation to the handle (5) and is designed to set various functions of operating light (1). As an alternative or in addition, a touch-sensitive sensor element (15), which is designed to set various functions of operating light (1), is located between the handle (5) and the housing (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Bjørn ROHWEDDER, Hanno KRETSCHMANN, Sven MÜLLER
  • 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: 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: 8047684
    Abstract: An improved illuminator with an adjustable beam pattern to be worn by medical and dental professionals includes a housing, a light-emitting diode (LED) disposed in the housing outputting light through a distal opening in the housing, an achromatic doublet lens mounted in the opening in the housing, and a singlet lens disposed between the LED and the achromatic lens. The distance between the singlet lens and the doublet lens may be adjustable, and/or distance between the LED and the singlet lens may be adjustable, through a threaded connections, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: General Scientific Corporation
    Inventor: Byung J. Chang
  • Patent number: 8002425
    Abstract: A luminaire and lighting assembly is provided having a ceiling pan and a light assembly supported on the ceiling pan. The light assembly is rotatable and movable in a lateral direction on the ceiling pan to provide adjustment of the light assembly with respect to the ceiling pan. The light assembly includes an aiming device which allows the lamp to be adjusted about a vertical axis and about a horizontal axis for adjustment of the lamp. The aiming assembly includes a locking assembly which fixes the position of the aiming assembly to simultaneously prevent rotation about the vertical axis and about the horizontal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Neil Russo, Shailesh I. Naik, Steven M. Silverstein
  • Patent number: 7993030
    Abstract: A lighting system comprises a housing suitable for mounting to a structural unit. The housing includes a plurality of enclosure panels. At least two light-bearing members are moveable relative to the housing and are pivotally coupled one to another. A pair of actuators are moveable in opposing directions, one of the light-bearing members being coupled to one of the actuators and an other of the light-bearing members being coupled to an other of the actuators. Movement of the actuators relative to one another results in pivotal movement of the light-bearing members relative to one another, causing an end of each light-bearing member to move further from or closer to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Innovative D-Lites LLC
    Inventors: Detlef Andreas Galke, Melvin Hess Pedersen, Glenda Pedersen, legal representative
  • Patent number: 7963058
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and method of its use to temporarily or permanently display decorations, signs or lighting. The device is especially suited for displaying from a structure, such as under the eave of a house. The inventive device is capable of conveniently rotating an attached display or lighting arrangement in and out of view, at will. It is particularly useful for the permanent display of holiday decorations, including string-lights and to display them during the holidays but remove them from sight during the remainder of the year.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Holiday Today, LLC
    Inventors: Alan Manning Kinzel, Donald John Kinzel
  • Patent number: 7905631
    Abstract: An illumination system includes a coherent light source providing an illumination beam, a light integrator positioned on a transmission path of the illumination beam, and a first actuator connected to the light integrator. The light integrator has a light entering end and a light exit end opposite to the light entering end, and the light entering end faces the coherent light source. The first actuator is capable of driving the light integrator to about a rotation axis perpendicular to a light axis of the illumination beam passing through the light integrator, so as to change a position at the light entering end entered by the illumination beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Young Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Sung-Nan Chen, Keng-Han Chuang, Yi-Hsueh Chen, Yung-Kuang Liu
  • Patent number: 7878677
    Abstract: A novelty ceiling fixture includes a housing mounted within a ceiling having a hub depending therefrom. The hub is formed of two independently rotating segments each having an angled, truncated end adjoining the other. Attached to the lower segment is a fixture configured to resemble a skateboard mounted on wheels. Each wheel includes a translucent or transparent outer surface superimposed on a plurality of peripherally-disposed LED'S. A remote unit controls the operation of the LEDs and hub segments so that the fixture simulates the movement of a conventional skateboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Inventors: Steve Robinson, Yvonne Robinson
  • Patent number: 7845830
    Abstract: An adjustable lighting device includes a light source, a reflector for reflecting light from the light source, a coil of nonlinear thread coiling around the reflector, and a driving member engaging with the coil of nonlinear thread. The driving member is adapted to drive the coil of nonlinear thread to rotate thereby adjusting the position of the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Beam Matrix Limited
    Inventor: Daniel Pak Ming Chan
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20100118538
    Abstract: An adjustable lighting fixture for mounting on a power supplying track, including a mounting arm and a light housing. The mounting arm extends axially from an end mountable on a track and is adjustably rotatable about the axis. The light housing includes a housing base mounted to the mounting arm for adjustable rotation about a second axis substantially orthogonal to the mounting arm axis, and a housing portion for housing a light source. The housing portion includes a light opening through which light from the light source may pass and a lens mounting adapted to selectively mount a lens in the light opening to direct light from the light source in a selected path, where the housing portion with a mounted lens substantially enclose the light source and the housing portion is removably securable in a fixed orientation relative to the housing base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventor: Gregory L. Kay
  • Patent number: 7591566
    Abstract: A lighting system comprises a housing, suitable for mounting to a structural unit, the housing including a plurality of enclosure panels. At least one light-bearing member is moveable relative to each of the enclosure panels. An actuator is in operable communication with the at least one light-bearing member, the actuator being operable to selectively: extend the light-bearing member from the housing into a display configuration; and retract the light-bearing member into the housing. At least one lighting element is carried by the light-bearing member, the at least one lighting element being visible by a spectator when the light-bearing member is at least partially extended from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Innovative D-Lites LLC
    Inventors: Detlef Andreas Galke, Melvin Hess Pedersen
  • Patent number: 7581858
    Abstract: An illuminating apparatus shows music effects with light sequences in a vehicle. The apparatus includes a support structure that is installable on an electrical socket. A switch on the base structure activates the apparatus. A transparent container with cut-outs surrounds the base structure and includes a white light activated by the switch. A direct current motor has an axle configured to rotate the base structure within the container. A circuit board is attached to the axle enables rotation of the circuit board within the container. The circuit board can activate sequences of light upon detection of a music signal and can detect a signal from a remote control. Light emitting sources are operably connected to the circuit board to rotate with the circuit board and to project light through the container. A remote control comprises buttons for controlling apparatus operational functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Inventor: Juan M. Gallegos
  • Patent number: 7537360
    Abstract: A color changer, particularly for spotlights, comprising at least one dichroic filter which is adapted to be arranged in front of a light source, a motor for moving the at least one dichroic filter which is adapted to place the dichroic filter at least partially in front of the light source, the color changer further comprising an actuator which is adapted to tilt the dichroic filter with respect to the axis of emission of the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Coemar S.p.A.
    Inventor: Fabio Allegri
  • Patent number: 7377672
    Abstract: An apparatus and method according to which rotation of a lighting device chassis is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Jerold Tickner
  • Publication number: 20070291487
    Abstract: Provided is an automotive lamp assembly that can dynamically control the amount and direction of side radiation of light, as a vehicle travels along a curved road. The lamp assembly includes a projection lamp module including a light source, a reflecting mirror reflecting light emitted from the light source forward, and a lens refracting and condensing the forward reflected light; a rotative actuator rotating the module about a predetermined driving axis; and an additional reflecting mirror rotating with the module and reflecting light intercepted by a shield to make the light travel at an angle in a direction proportionate to the rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Applicant: SL Corporation
    Inventor: Dong-Mok Lee
  • Patent number: 7303327
    Abstract: A night light comprising a housing with a rotatable bezel mounted thereon. The housing includes a rear wall with electric blades extending outwardly therefrom for engaging in an electrical wall outlet. The bezel is rotatable about a first pivot axis. A LED array is mounted in the bezel and the array is rotatable about a second pivot axis. The second pivot axis is oriented on a different plane to the first pivot axis and preferably lies at ninety degree thereto. When the bezel is rotated about the first pivot axis, the direction of the light emitted from the LED array is changed. Because the bezel can rotate through 360°, the LED array can be rotated through 360° about the first pivot axis. The LED array can be pivoted through an arc of between 160° and 175° about the second pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: American Tack + Hardware Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Steve A. Copeland, Mitchell Thompson
  • Patent number: 7118244
    Abstract: An emergency light source comprising a housing and an energizing circuit selectively operatively coupling LEDs to a battery power source is provided for lighting a selected area to provide at least twenty-four hours of continuous light when energized. The emergency light source is activated by an activator having at least one of a manual activator and at least one light detector detecting a predetermined reduction in ambient light, wherein the activator is operatively coupled to the energizing circuit and causes the energizing circuit to operatively couple the battery power source and the LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Inventor: John D. Kurtz
  • Patent number: 7073922
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes a plurality of light-emitting diodes emitting red, blue, and green light. The plurality of light-emitting diodes emit light beams and are arranged so as to emit the light beams toward a focusing point. A control circuit is provided for controlling the intensity of light emission of each of the light-emitting diodes emitting red, blue, and green light. A concave reflector is provided for reflecting and radiating the light focused from the light-emitting diodes to the focusing point so that the light is further focused or scattered. The apparatus also has a position-changing mechanism for changing a relative position of the concave reflector relative to the focusing point of the light-emitting diodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignees: Daisho Denki Inc., Nichia Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshio Monjo, Tomoaki Inuzuka
  • 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: 7004603
    Abstract: An angle adjustment device comprises a support member, a plurality of holders for light emitting or receiving devices, each holder being supported by the support member for pivoting about at least one axis and an elongate spiral element which co-operates with the holders so that when the spiral element is displaced angularly about its axis relative to the support member, each holder pivots about its said at least one axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventor: Richard Knight
  • Patent number: 6964503
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a base, a frame supporting a lamp, an optical assembly and an arm connecting the base and the frame. The arm has opposite first and second terminal ends rotatably coupled to the base and the frame, respectively, first and second opposite sides extending between the first and second terminal ends, and first and second actuating members unitary with the arm. The first actuating member extends from the first side at the first terminal end and the second actuating member extends from the second side at second terminal end. The first actuating member rotates the arm with respect to the base about a first axis and the second actuating member rotates the frame with respect to the arm about a second axis, perpendicular to the first axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Inventors: Carroll W. Smith, Derek J. Nash, Ruben Villarreal
  • Patent number: 6953274
    Abstract: The subject invention comprises an adaptive front lighting system (“AFS”) utilizing at least one light emitting diode (“LED”) as a light source and a means for moving the LED to achieve AFS functionality. An exemplary embodiment of the subject invention comprises a plurality of LEDs positioned and located on a LED carrier. The LED carrier is mechanically connected to at least one actuator that causes the LED carrier and LEDs to move. A controller is used to cause the actuator to move the LEDs. In this manner, this exemplary embodiment adjusts the light beam and creates the desired light beam pattern. Other exemplary embodiments of the subject invention pivotally connect the LEDs to the lens and to each other and utilize the actuator and controller to adjust the light beam. Another exemplary embodiment positions the LEDs in a spherical surface and connects them to the actuator by an extension in order to adjust the light beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2005
    Assignee: Guide Corporation
    Inventor: Lawrence M. Rice
  • Patent number: 6905231
    Abstract: A directional night light has a front face and a rear face, a source of illumination within the interior of said housing, and an adjustment actuator such as a wheel. At least a portion of the front face is translucent. The light source may be an incandescent bulb, an LED lamp, an LED panel, an electroluminescent panel, an OLED panel, and combinations thereof. The light source is mounted within the housing so as to be rotatable about an axis through an arc of 30° to 150° by actuation of the adjustment actuator, which has a portion extending forwardly beyond the front face. In another embodiment, a directional night light has a bezel mounted front face with a louvered element behind the front face through which light will pass and be directed at an angle away from the front face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Elumina Lighting Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Robert G. Dickie
  • Patent number: 6863411
    Abstract: A pointer type indicator having a dial plate (30) with indexes corresponding to measured values and a pointer (10) for pointing to respective indexes of the dial plate (30). The pointer (10) includes a pointing portion (103) to be illuminated by light emitted from a pointer light source (102), and light guides (103d, 101d, 101e, 104) for guiding a part of light emitted from the pointer light source (103) to illuminate a limited area of the dial plate (30) behind the pointing portion (103).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Furuya
  • Patent number: 6786622
    Abstract: A searchlight including a housing having first and second ends, a window in the first end of the housing and a lamp disposed within the housing so as to emit light through the window. A post is secured to a positioning assembly within the body. The positioning assembly includes: a first motor operable to rotate the housing in a first plane with respect to the post, and a second motor operable to rotate the housing in a second plane with respect to the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis Lee Rice