Adjustable Or Repositionable Light Source Or Light Source Support Patents (Class 362/285)
  • Patent number: 10710743
    Abstract: Enhanced landing light systems and methods are provided. The system determines that landing lights in a landing lights assembly are on and then proceeds to identify each of the following relevant contexts: landing, taxi, and takeoff. When the aircraft is in a relevant context, the system identifies an actual travelpath and determines whether the actual travelpath matches the intended travelpath. If it does, the system generates guidance information and begins projecting the guidance information onto a landing surface. The guidance information may be digital light and comprise alphanumeric information and symbology. When the actual travelpath does not match the intended travelpath, the system generates a guidance alert and begins projecting the guidance alert onto the landing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Raghu Shamasundar
  • Patent number: 10641471
    Abstract: Self-contained devices, systems and methods for housing holiday lights in the form of icicles, and the like, in self-contained boxes that can easily be mounted and removed around house windows and eaves. The lights can be retractable and extendable from the boxes, and the lights can be remotely controlled by smart phones and the like. The boxes can have displays for holiday messages as well as speakers for playing music and messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas A. Ruggiero
  • Patent number: 10520174
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a downlight module that includes a light source driving board, an isolating board, a lens module, a back housing, and an input power line. The light source driving board includes a light-emitting diode and a driving circuit. The isolating board has a through hole. The lens module includes a lens housing, wherein the light source driving board and the isolating board are disposed in the lens housing. The back housing covers the lens housing of the lens module. The back housing has an opening, wherein the melting temperature of the back housing is lower than the melting temperature of the lens housing. The input power line is connected with the light source driving board via the opening of the back housing and the through hole of the isolating board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Ke Li
  • Patent number: 10502402
    Abstract: An extendable connector for connecting a lighting accessory to a lighting fixture and methods for manufacturing or installing the same are disclosed. Embodiments of the extension device include an adjustable extension device that may be assembled by hand, optionally after threading wiring connecting the lighting accessory to the lighting fixture through the individual components. Some embodiments include a telescoping extension device with a connector for connecting to a lighting fixture that snap-fits to and rotates in relation to one of the telescoping members. Additional embodiments include a connector for connecting to a lighting accessory that snap-fits to and is rotationally engaged with one of the telescoping members, and can engage with a locking member to set the orientation of the lighting accessory in relation to the telescoping member. Further embodiments include a locking member enabling the user to set the length of the extendable connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: RAB Lighting Inc.
    Inventors: Pasquale Rocchio, Vincenzo Guercio
  • Patent number: 10267494
    Abstract: A guard for a luminaire including a guard portion (102), at least one connecting legs (104) extending from a periphery of the guard portion (102). The guard (100) is mounted on the periphery of luminaire (110) via complementary connection formations configured on the periphery of the luminaire (110), a hook like profile (106) configured at an operative free end of the connecting legs (104) to provide a secure fitment of the guard (100) in the connection formations. The guard (100) includes a first pair (104A), a second pair (104B) and a third pair (104C) to provide three point locking of the guard (100) on the luminaire periphery (110). A stiffener element (108) is welded in an L-shaped luminaire (107) defined by a first section (107A) and a second section (107B) to provide stiffness to the connecting legs (104).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Appleton Grp LLC
    Inventor: Jinchandra S. Palase
  • Patent number: 10253955
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a lamp, mounted on a socket when in use, comprising a cap, a housing, and a light source, wherein the cap is adapted to connect to the socket, one of the cap and the housing comprises a tubular body, and the other comprises a cylindrical cavity for accommodating the tubular body, and the tubular body rotates in the cylindrical cavity around an axis of the cap and moves along the axial direction of the cap to effect relative rotation and relative telescopic motion between the cap and the housing. The lamp of the present invention allows both relative rotation and relative telescopic motion between the cap and the housing, therefore facilitating adjustment of the illumination direction, and is adaptable to different types of fittings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: GE Lighting Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tingting Wang, Shuyi Qin, Qi Long, Yong Li, Sheng Jiang
  • Patent number: 10232770
    Abstract: Disclosed is an illuminated marker device including: an inner surface; an outer surface, the outer surface including a first portion and a second portion, the first portion being translucent; and a post, the post extending from the inner surface away from the outer surface. Also disclosed is an illuminated marker device including: an inner surface; an outer surface, the outer surface including a graphics portion and a background portion, a one of the graphics portion and the background portion including a photoluminescent material; and a post, the post extending from the inner surface away from the outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: YKK Corporation of America
    Inventors: Chuck G. LeCompte, Garland Jesse Brock, Jonathan Hampton Sharp
  • Patent number: 10215379
    Abstract: A lighting system having at least one lighting unit including a light segment for receiving at least one lamp, at least one connecting element that at least in sections is electrically conductive and at one end of the light segment is mechanically and electrically connected thereto, and at least one connector, which has at least one element circumferentially surrounding a connector middle axis and at least one electrical conductor mechanically connected to or formed by the circumferential element. The connecting element is mechanically connected to the circumferential element of the connector and thereby the at least one lighting unit is mechanically and electrically connected to the connector. The lighting system can be arranged in various positions around the connector middle axis and in every position the lighting unit is mechanically and electrically connected to the connector. Several lighting units can be connected to a common connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Dietmar Dix, Heike Bedoian
  • Patent number: 10174918
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a downlight module that includes a light source driving board, an isolating board, a lens module, a back housing, and an input power line. The light source driving board includes a light-emitting diode and a driving circuit. The isolating board has a through hole. The lens module includes a lens housing, wherein the light source driving board and the isolating board are disposed in the lens housing. The back housing covers the lens housing of the lens module. The back housing has an opening, wherein the melting temperature of the back housing is lower than the melting temperature of the lens housing. The input power line is connected with the light source driving board via the opening of the back housing and the through hole of the isolating board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: XIAMEN ECO LIGHTlNG CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Ke Li
  • Patent number: 10113727
    Abstract: The lamp includes a plurality of light emitting modules each having a protruding pillar at both ends, and a lamp holder with two end frame each having a curved groove. The light emitting modules are rotatably coupled to the lamp holder through a shaft attached to the end frames, such that each protruding pillar is received in one of the curve grooves. Each one of the light emitting modules being rotatable about the shaft with the pillar sliding within the groove, to adjust the direction of emitted light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Ningbo Hengjian Photoelectron Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jianjun Zhu
  • Patent number: 10068468
    Abstract: Provided is a control system for an outdoor communication system mounted to a fixture of the outdoor communication system that includes at least one sensor configured to sense and perform wireless communication, and a cover formed at least partially transparent and configured to house the at least one sensor and transmit signals through the cover for wireless communication with the outdoor communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ashbeel Younas John, Louis Bacon, Youcef Chaoua, Justin E. Foster, Victor Ion Isac
  • Patent number: 9920918
    Abstract: A portable light having a light head with a plurality of light elements and a rotatable diffuser to selectively diffuse the light produced by the light elements. The diffuser is operable by an actuator. The actuator further includes a switch for controlling the dimming level of the light elements. A separate switch controls whether the light is “on” or “off”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: STREAMLIGHT, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan R Sharrah, Mark Snyder, Brian Orme
  • Patent number: 9739439
    Abstract: An accent lamp (10) having a solid state light source (4), such as LEDs, is attachable to a rear surface of an automotive headlamp (40) opposite the light-generating capsule (44). Accent lamp (10) has first retaining member (20), such as a clamp, formed above printed circuit board (8) on which LED (4) is mounted. Headlamp base (60) defines light passageway (45), formed as a light guide (42), extending from outermost peripheral surface (63) to an upper surface (61) on which lamp capsule (44) is retained. Accent lamp (10) is readily detachably mounted to headlamp (40), preferably by resilient first and second retaining members (20, 24), and, when mounted, can be biased to promote optical coupling of light source (4) to light guide (42).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Landcastle, Michael Frappier, Richard Holland, Min Huang
  • Patent number: 9534247
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for partitioning a sampling region on a solid surface and a method for collecting a microbial sample from a solid surface, in which an optimal sampling region is partitioned on a solid surface using a light source without bringing the solid surface into direct contact with a ruler or a partitioning tool. With the apparatus and method, a solid surface can be prevented from being contaminated during partitioning process, accuracy of sampling operation can be increased, partitioning operation can be continuously performed in a simple manner, and cost of sampling operation can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Sanigen Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong Woong Park, Dong Jin Woo, Seong Bin Im, Sang Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 9435500
    Abstract: A modular segmented street lighting device comprises an attaching member that is attachable to a street lamp pole, the attaching member comprising an electrical connector adapted to be electrically coupled to a power source associated with the street lamp pole. The modular segmented street lighting device also includes a docking member that is removably attachable to the attaching member, and comprises a power supply unit, and a load member that is removably attachable the attaching member and/or the docking member. The docking member is adapted to electrically couple the power supply unit to the electrical connector of the attaching member when the docking member is attached to the attaching member. The load member is adapted to electrically couple the lighting device to the power supply unit when the load member is attached to the attaching member and/or the docking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Penley Boomgaarden, Ricardo Romeu, Eric Holland, Raymond Reynolds
  • Patent number: 9414473
    Abstract: A lamp 10 is described comprising a burner 14 fixed to a lamp base 12. An operating circuit 50 is arranged within the lamp base 12 for supplying electrical power to the burner 14. The operating circuit 50 is electrically connected to at least one elongate contact path element 70 extending within the base. The contact path element 70 is supported within the base 12 and comprises a first portion 70a fixed within the base and a second portion 70b slidably received within the base 12. The contact path element 70 is fixed to the operating circuit 50 at a position arranged in longitudinal direction from the second portion 70b. This allows a manufacturing method, where the contact path element is fixed to the operating circuit 50 at a position arranged in longitudinal direction from the second portion, so that a longitudinal movement of the second portion is possible to compensate for manufacturing tolerances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Lars Dabringhausen, Juergen Gerhard Mertens, Anton Duschl
  • Patent number: 9338379
    Abstract: There is provided an imaging device including a lighting unit whose lighting directions to a subject are able to be switched, and a control unit that performs focus adjustment on the subject for every lighting directions to calculate evaluation values in accordance with focus states, and determines a direction in which a focus state becomes best as a lighting direction based on the evaluation values to capture the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro Gomi, Masaru Suzuki, Yusuke Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9243785
    Abstract: A wall mount light assembly having a mounting base and a light housing. The mounting base has a base wall, and a plurality of walls extending outwardly therefrom that terminate at a distal end. The foregoing cooperatively defining a front opening perimeter. The base wall and the front opening perimeter are oblique to each other. The light housing comprises a lens portion and a mating perimeter. The lens portion and the mating perimeter are oblique to each other. The mating perimeter of the light housing and the front opening perimeter are configured to matingly engage in at least two different orientations. In each of the orientations, the position of the base wall relative to the lens portion is different, so as to direct a light emanating through the lens portion in a different direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Inventor: Kirby Corkill
  • Publication number: 20150146429
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighting device comprising: an optical reflector (200, 500) which has an interior surface (201); and a light source (205, 505); wherein the interior surface has a plurality of facets (203) that form a Fresnel structure-like reflecting surface (202), and the interior surface may further have a cone (504) so as to avoid light from the light source being reflected back to the light source; wherein at least part of the light from the light resource is reflected by the optical reflector into an output direction. The invention also relates to a luminaire which comprises the lighting device according to the invention. The invention further relates to a method of manufacturing an optical reflector for a spot lighting lamp. The method comprises forming (S01) a bowl-like structure that has an opening for emitting light and that has a Fresnel structure on the interior surface of the bowl-like structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Li Wei Sun, Yun Li, Yanmeng Sun, Qing Guo
  • Patent number: 9039231
    Abstract: A hybrid light tower provides a way to connect a light tower to one of a shore power connection, such as 120V AC or a generator supported by a housing on an axle through a relay. Some embodiments also may have a solar panel and/or batteries for providing electrical power to LED lights of the light tower which require significantly less electrical power than prior art designs. Some embodiments may not have generators, but many will.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventors: Page Barker, Michael Thurman, Michael Douglas Zukowski
  • Patent number: 9033550
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) lighting fixture can include a LED driver housing that includes an opening, and a LED driver positioned within the LED driver housing. The LED lighting fixture can also include a mounting assembly. The mounting assembly of the LED lighting fixture can include a frame removably coupled to the LED driver housing around the opening. The mounting assembly of the LED lighting fixture can also include a bracket movably coupled to the frame and positioned over the opening, where the bracket comprises a plurality of fastening devices that, when loosened, allow the bracket to move from a closed position to an open position, where more of the opening is exposed when the bracket is in the open position than when the bracket is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Jerold Alan Tickner
  • Publication number: 20150131289
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for designing light fixtures for flexible LED circuit boards. The flexible LED circuit boards include an array of LED packages and the surface of the flexible circuit boards is highly reflective. A flexible LED circuit board may be shaped to conform to a rigid preform and the preform may be concave, convex, corrugated, or have any other custom shape. The shape of the preform, as well as the location of the LEDs within the flexible LED circuit may determine the light distribution of the light fixture. Alternatively, the lighting fixture may have multiple rods held in place with side plates and a flexible LED circuit board may be woven between the rods. A set of hole patterns in the side plates determine the location of the rods and the rods will determine the shape of the flexible LED circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: OSRAM SYLVANIA INC.
    Inventors: Richard Speer, David Hamby, Ken Grossman
  • Publication number: 20150131290
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for designing light fixtures for flexible LED circuit boards. The flexible LED circuit boards include an array of LED packages and the surface of the flexible circuit boards is highly reflective. A flexible LED circuit board may be shaped to conform to a rigid preform and the preform may be concave, convex, corrugated, or have any other custom shape. The shape of the preform, as well as the location of the LEDs within the flexible LED circuit may determine the light distribution of the light fixture. Alternatively, the lighting fixture may have multiple rods held in place with side plates and a flexible LED circuit board may be woven between the rods. A set of hole patterns in the side plates determine the location of the rods and the rods will determine the shape of the flexible LED circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: OSRAM SYLVANIA INC.
    Inventors: Richard Speer, David Hamby, Ken Grossman
  • Patent number: 9022610
    Abstract: The present invention is a lighting apparatus with adjustable light beam which includes an outer reflector, an inner optical element, a light source assembly, and a transparent mounting member. The light source assembly is movable between an upper position in which the light source is positioned close to the inner optical element lower end so that a majority of light from the light source exits the lighting apparatus directly via the inner optical element to attain a wide floodlight and a lower position in which the light source is positioned close to the outer reflector lower end so that in comparison with the upper position, a decreasing amount of light exits the lighting apparatus directly via the inner optical element, and an increasing amount of light exits the lighting apparatus via reflection from the outer reflector to attain a narrow beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Cheuk Yin Mar
  • Patent number: 8998440
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a rotating signage light fixture which can be mounted on a horizontal surface, such as a ceiling, or on a vertical surface, such as a wall. The rotating signage light fixture includes a housing portion and a sign portion, in which the sign portion is rotatable with respect to the housing portion. The housing portion includes a mounting surface with which the light fixture is mounted. In a first position, the sign is substantially perpendicular to the mounting surface, and the light fixture is suitable for mounting to a ceiling. In a second position, the sign is rotated 90° from its position in the first position, and is substantially parallel to the mounting surface. The sign, a light source, and electrical components of the light fixture all move and rotate together when the sign is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Colin Wu, Westly Davis Hetrick, Rimet Zhang
  • Patent number: 8998452
    Abstract: A light bulb includes a base, light guide, and light source. The base is configured to mechanically mount the light bulb and receive electrical power. The light guide includes light input regions, at least one of the light input regions associated with an optical modifying characteristic, the light guide configured to propagate light by total internal reflection. The light source is located adjacent the light input regions. The light source and light input regions are variably positionable relative to one another to vary location at which light is incident on the light input regions such that light emitted from the light source is selectively apportioned between the light input regions. A characteristic of the light output from the light bulb is modified based on the optical modifying characteristic of the at least one of the light input regions and the relative positioning of the light source and light input regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Rambus Delaware LLC
    Inventors: Jeffery R. Parker, Timothy A. McCollum, Fumitomo Hide, Alexey Titov, Ian Hardcastle
  • Publication number: 20150092417
    Abstract: A luminaire having a tubular body that fits into a ceiling mounted sleeve that allows azimuthal rotation of a light beam. The luminaire features an upright tubular heat sink connected to a fixed base having a downward portion inclined at an angle where an LED chip is affixed. The chip is sandwiched in place by a reflector holder having a rim that centers a rotating reflector that admits light from the LED and forms a beam. The angular inclination of the reflector is additive with the angle of the inclined portion of the base allowing vertical angle adjustment of the beam independently of the azimuthal adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Manuel Hoog
  • Publication number: 20150085491
    Abstract: The present invention is a lighting apparatus with adjustable light beam which includes an outer reflector, an inner optical element, a light source assembly, and a transparent mounting member. The light source assembly is movable between an upper position in which the light source is positioned close to the inner optical element lower end so that a majority of light from the light source exits the lighting apparatus directly via the inner optical element to attain a wide floodlight and a lower position in which the light source is positioned close to the outer reflector lower end so that in comparison with the upper position, a decreasing amount of light exits the lighting apparatus directly via the inner optical element, and an increasing amount of light exits the lighting apparatus via reflection from the outer reflector to attain a narrow beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: TECHNOMATE MANUFACTORY LIMITED
    Inventor: Cheuk Yin MAR
  • Patent number: 8985796
    Abstract: The present invention provides a backlight system, which includes an LED light source, which includes an LED lamp and an LED substrate carrying the LED lamp; a back frame, which is disposed below the LED substrate and includes at least two primary assembling pieces, the at least two primary assembling pieces being joined to form a main frame structure of the back frame; and a PCB, which is disposed below the back frame and fixed to the LED substrate. The backlight system of the present invention saves the material and space of the back frame, and lowers down the cost of the backlight system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Quan Li, Yi-Cheng Kuo, Yu-Chun Hsiao
  • Patent number: 8979347
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus for providing illumination for lighting systems. One or more light emitters can be disposed about a longitudinal axis, such as in an at least partial polygonal shape, so that the light sources emit light radially outwardly away from the longitudinal axis. A collimating reflector can be disposed radially outward of the one or more light emitters and can be configured to at least partially collimate the light and to substantially preserve etendue of the light emitted from the light emitters. The one or more light emitters can substantially fill an input aperture of the collimating reflector in a direction of the longitudinal axis. The light can be coupled into a light guide, which can be configured to distribute the light to a target lighting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Holman
  • Publication number: 20150070889
    Abstract: A light fixture comprises a lens frame, a lens on the lens frame and a light source. The lens and light source are movable relative to each other between a first position in which the lens and the light source are nearer each other and a second position in which the lens and light source are further away from each other, wherein light produced by the light fixture is more focused or more diffuse according to the relative positions of the lens and the light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Danny H. Sooferian
  • Patent number: 8976312
    Abstract: The present invention provides a flat panel display device, which includes a backlight system and a display panel, wherein the backlight system includes an LED light source, which includes an LED lamp and an LED substrate carrying the LED lamp; a back frame, which is disposed below the LED substrate and includes at least two primary assembling pieces, the at least two primary assembling pieces being joined to form a main frame structure of the back frame; and a PCB, which is disposed below the back frame and fixed to the LED substrate. The present invention also provides a stereoscopic display device. The flat panel display device and the stereoscopic display device of the present invention save the material and space of the back frame, and lower down the cost of the flat panel display device and the stereoscopic display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoeletronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Quan Li, Yi-Cheng Kuo, Yu-Chun Hsiao
  • Patent number: 8967831
    Abstract: An LED bulb, lamp holder, or adaptor includes a module that extends beyond a shade, cover, or other light blocking element to permit signal or light transmission to or from the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 8944391
    Abstract: A hand operated mount 100 is disclosed which can be mounted into the roof of a vehicle, vessel, or building and used to accurately control from inside the vehicle, vessel or building various types of devices that can be externally mounted on it, such as spotlights 127, cameras 110, heat measuring devices 123, listening devices 129, loud speakers 130, water canons 150, guns 118, and other type devices that are necessary to aim. The horizontal axis remains on a horizontal plane and rotates 360 degrees uninterrupted. The vertical axis rotates 180 degrees. The two axis of movement gives the ability to aim mounted devices in any direction. Power is supplied though an electric disc and rod eliminating the restriction of a wire that would prevent 360 degree uninterrupted rotation. Vertical and horizontal brakes and adjustable resistance allows ease of use and the ability to lock the mounted devices in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Leslie Alvin Whiddon
  • Publication number: 20150029738
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a housing including a front opening portion and a rear opening portion; a light source unit including LED light sources and a heat sink configured to absorb and radiate heat produced by the LED light source; a socket formed by an elastic member and configured to allow the heat sink to be fitted and supported in the rear opening portion such that part of the heat sink is exposed rearward through the rear opening portion and that aiming adjustment is enabled by changing a position of the light source unit relative to the housing. A knob used for manually turning an adjustment screw is attached to a rear end portion of the adjustment screw, and the socket is provided with a rib extending along a circumferential direction of the socket and protruding rearward of the heat sink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Takenaka, Kazuhiro Hirakida
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140369047
    Abstract: A frame for a light apparatus and the light apparatus are provided. The light apparatus has at least one light-emitting diode chip. The frame includes an electrode portion, a first body and a second body. The frame has a first portion, a second portion and a bendable connecting portion which is located between the first portion and the second portion. An angle is formed between the first portion and the second portion by the connecting portion. The first body is disposed on the first portion. The first body has a first recess exposing a portion of a first electrode surface of the first portion. The light-emitting diode chip is disposed in the first recess and connected with the first electrode surface electrically. The second body is disposed on the second portion and exposes a portion of the connection surface of the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Yung Chieh Chen, Jung Chiuan Lin, Feng-Ting Hsu, Chien-Chang Pei
  • Patent number: 8911112
    Abstract: A light emitting element adjusting and fixing structure includes a light emitting element having a plurality of light emitting points is fixed to a housing with a holding member. The housing includes a mounting hole having a reference plane to which the light emitting element is mounted, and a holding portion for holding the holding member such that the light emitting element can be rotated in contact with the reference plane. A distance between the adjacent light emitting points in a projection plane of the light emitting points can be adjusted by rotationally adjusting the light emitting element with respect to an optical axis in a state in which the holding member is held by the holding portion, and then fixing the light emitting element to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuji Takamatsu, Atsumi Komatsuda
  • Patent number: 8905579
    Abstract: A vending machine includes a controller with an interface to control vending machine peripherals including an integrated LED lamp assembly having a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) and a DC power connector to connect to a source of DC power within the vending machine. A power regulating circuit adjustably controls the amount of power provided to the LEDs in response to vending machine standard control signals received from the vending machine via a communication circuit compatible with the vending machine controller interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Ellenby Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bob M. Dobbins, Louis J. Frontino, Philip R. Reger, Paul L. Mason
  • 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: 8905585
    Abstract: A hospital layout comprising a plurality of adjacent OR/intervention rooms (46, 48) uniquely configured and equipped to perform surgical and other interventional procedures, with adjacent intubation rooms (52) configured and equipped to prepare patients for procedures to occur in the OR/intervention rooms and at least one extubation room (54) adjacent the OR/intervention rooms, configured and equipped to post-intervention awaken and extubate patients. A plurality of universal patient rooms (40) are located adjacent the OR/intervention rooms and universal patient rooms, and are configured and equipped to admit patients for surgery/intervention, prepare patients for surgery/intervention, allow patients to recover post-intervention, and discharge patients post-recovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: OR21, LLC
    Inventors: Richard F. Dallam, Paul L. Williams, Craig Tagawa, Ernest Bates
  • 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
  • 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: 8878429
    Abstract: A lighting device comprising sources of visible light comprising solid state light emitters and/or luminescent materials emitting three or four different hues. A first group of the sources, when illuminated, emit light of two hues which, if combined, would produce illumination having coordinates within an area on a 1931 CIE Chromaticity Diagram defined by points having coordinates: 0.59, 0.24; 0.40, 0.50; 0.24, 0.53; 0.17, 0.25; and 0.30, 0.12. A second group of the sources is of an additional hue. Mixing light from the first and second groups produces illumination within ten MacAdam ellipses of the blackbody locus. Also, a lighting device comprising a white light source having a CRI of 75 or less and at least one solid state light emitters and/or luminescent material. Also, methods of lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Antony Paul Van De Ven, Gerald H. Negley
  • Patent number: 8858051
    Abstract: An LED track-lighting system includes an LED for emitting light. A light-transmitting element captures light emitted by the LED light and emits it over at least a portion of the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: CRS Electronics
    Inventor: Scott A. Riesebosch
  • Patent number: 8845111
    Abstract: The lens shifting device includes: first plate through which video light passes; second plate connected to first plate via elastic member and having projection lens attached to a position into which the video light that passed through first plate enters; slider disposed to project from second plate and housed in first plate to be movable in a predetermined direction; and guide shaft attached to first plate in the state of being engaged with slider and rotated to move the second plate. Elastic member is disposed between first plate and second plate to connect first plate and second plate in the state of generating an elastic contraction force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Display Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunitaka Furuichi, Takayuki Okada
  • Publication number: 20140268792
    Abstract: Flexible lighting assemblies (100) are disclosed. Specifically, flexible lighting assemblies that are made up of a flexible cable (102), a plurality of light emitting diodes (112), and a plurality of transparent light distribution segments (116) that distribute light along the length of the cable by deflectors positioned over the light emitting diodes. The lighting assembly allows for flexible lighting without the glare and non-uniformity problems often associated with flexible lighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Scott M. Schnobrich, Bing Hao, David A. Ender
  • Publication number: 20140268729
    Abstract: A luminaire having a housing defining one or more unthreaded mounting holes therein, a connector having a head and a shaft, the connector shaft located at least partially in one of the one or more mounting holes, the connector shaft comprised of a pliable material, a circuit board mounted to the housing by the connector head, the circuit board populated with one or more LEDs, and a lens resting against and spaced form the circuit board by the connector head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: John D. Boyer, Daniel Hutchens, Eric Jon Mooar
  • Patent number: 8833973
    Abstract: A lamp position adjustment device includes a base plate, a supporting frame, a lamp holder, a first positioning mechanism, and a second positioning mechanism. The first positioning mechanism is disposed between the lamp holder and the supporting frame and between the lamp holder and the base plate to enable the lamp holder to move in a first direction relative to the supporting frame. The first direction is substantially parallel with one side of a light incident surface of an integration rod. The second positioning mechanism is disposed between the lamp holder and the base plate to enable the lamp holder to rotate about an axis parallel to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Jung-Chi Chen, Jih-Ching Chang, Chih-Hui Chang
  • Patent number: 8833967
    Abstract: An illumination assembly for a scanner comprising a light source, a primary reflector and a secondary reflector. The primary reflector comprises a lower member and upper member spaced away from the lower member. The upper member has a heatsink for dissipating the heat of the light source. The light source is positioned between the lower and upper members and is attached to the upper member allowing for decreased vertical height for the illumination assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: Chengwu Cui, Joshua Tyler Strow