Angularly Adjustable Or Repositionable Patents (Class 362/287)
  • Patent number: 11472333
    Abstract: Systems and methods for moving an illumination spot of a searchlight beam at a constant groundspeed. The method includes receiving state data comprising an attitude for the mobile platform. The method computes an elevation angle, theta, of the beam as a function of the attitude, an elevation actuator angle and a known mounting orientation for the searchlight. Responsive to receiving a searchlight control command from a user input device, the method determines a respective rate of change of theta, dtheta/dt, and rate of change of Psi, dPsi/dt, required to maintain the constant groundspeed of the illumination spot, as a function of the state data. The method updates theta responsive to the determined dtheta/dt and generates actuator control commands for an elevation actuator based thereon. The method updates Psi responsive to the determined dPsi/dt, and generates actuator control commands for an azimuth actuator based thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventors: Sunit Kumar Saxena, Abhijit Kulkarni, Kartik Brahmbhatt
  • Patent number: 11293480
    Abstract: A ball channel and ball channel assembly are disclosed with the ball channel having a channel top, a channel bottom, and an inner portion including a first inner sidewall, a second inner sidewall, a first end wall, and a second end wall. A first resilient tab extends from the first inner sidewall with a first tab end surface, and a second resilient tab extends from the second inner sidewall with a second tab end surface. An elongated gutter extends longitudinally along the inner portion and adjacent the channel bottom, wherein the combination of the first and second tab end surfaces and a gutter top surface form a ball track for receiving a head of a ball stud and allowing secured sliding longitudinal movement of the head. An outer portion is also provided having a flange wall that is configured to engage a receiving wall of a mounting panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Burton Technologies LLC
    Inventor: John E. Burton
  • Patent number: 11215332
    Abstract: A lighting assembly is disclosed. The lighting assembly including a number of separate and distinct features to improve useable, installation ease, etc. In one embodiment, the lighting assembly includes a heat sink, a light source, and an adjustment module portion coupled to the heat sink. The adjustment module portion includes a pivot core having a primary optic for directing light from the light source through the adjustment module. The adjustment module portion also includes a collar spring mount having first and second brackets for slidably engaging the pivot core along a plurality of guide slots such that the pivot core moves horizontally with respect to the collar spring mount as the pivot core is tilted with respect to the collar spring mount. The plurality of guide slots may include first, second and third guide slots, each of which has a different shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Intense Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Spicer, Warren Woody, Kevin Brian Eidsvold
  • Patent number: 11199318
    Abstract: A lighting device is disclosed in the present disclosure. The lighting device includes a support assembly, an illuminant assembly, and a switch assembly. The illuminant assembly is connected to the support assembly and capable of being rotated to the support assembly. When the illuminant assembly is rotated to a position at which an angle between the illuminant assembly and the support assembly is less than or equal to a first angle threshold, the switch assembly turns to an on-state. In this way, the lighting device has a function of a switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventor: Jia Liu
  • Patent number: 11035553
    Abstract: A ground insert lamp includes a ground insert and a lighting assembly detachably mounted on the ground insert. The lighting assembly includes a lamp body, and a light source module. The lamp body is provided with a fixed portion movably mounted on and rotatable relative to the ground insert. The lamp body includes a primary shell, a regulating shell, and a focus regulating module. The light source module is mounted in the primary shell. The focus regulating module includes a reflective mirror, and a convex mirror. The reflective mirror is mounted on the primary shell. The convex mirror is mounted in the regulating shell. The regulating shell is moved relative to the primary shell, and the convex mirror is moved with the regulating shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Dong Guan Jia Sheng Lighting Technology Co., Ltd. China
    Inventor: Kevin Hsu
  • Patent number: 11009198
    Abstract: A wall lamp includes a lamp holder and a lamp cover. A lamp bulb is located in the lamp holder. The lamp cover is located on the lamp holder. A fixing plate is located on a bottom portion of the lamp cover. A pattern film defined in the lamp cover. A pattern is capable of being projected from the lamp cover when the lamp bulb is lighted. Patterns can be projected to the wall and can change follow the pattern film. The shape of the lamp cover can be simplified, instead of conventional complex shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventor: Yunbing Weng
  • Patent number: 10941933
    Abstract: A lighting device, for attachment to an object structured to be worn on at least one facial feature of a human user, having a releasable fastener adapted for attachment to the above-noted object and a pole, having a first end pivotably connected to the releasable fastener, and a second end, opposed to the first end. An electric lamp is pivotably connected to the second end. Further, the pole defines an internal cavity and has battery contacts positioned to contact a battery set placed in the internal cavity. A conductive assembly is electrically connected between the battery contacts and the electric lamp, so as to power the electric lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventor: John Thomas Ferguson
  • Patent number: 10760777
    Abstract: A light puck that attaches to a wire rope tension grid has a top cover with a plurality of slots to receive wire ropes therein and a corresponding bottom cover. There is also a light fixture having a plurality of LEDs disposed between the top cover and the bottom cover, the light fixture aligned with an opening in the bottom cover. A biasing plate is positioned between the light fixture and the top cover and has adjustment screw associated therewith to bias the biasing plate relative to the top cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: InterAmerica Stage, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Krieger
  • Patent number: 10731833
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an illumination device for an electronic device. The electronic device has a screen and a host, wherein a first lateral side of the screen is pivotally connected to the host having a keyboard surface. The illumination device includes a lampshade, a clamping portion and a light source. The clamping portion is connected to the lampshade and clamps the illumination device on a second lateral side of the screen, wherein the second lateral side is an opposite side of the first lateral side. The light source is disposed in the lampshade and provides an illuminating light, wherein a fixed angle is formed between an optical axis of the illuminating light and a keyboard surface of the host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Qisda Corporation
    Inventor: Chang-Yu Tsai
  • Patent number: 10400977
    Abstract: A headlight assembly with a headlight cover having at least one opening to allow a beam of light from a headlight to pass through the opening. The headlight cover may be secured using a snap-fit to allow a user to release and rotate the headlight cover about the hinge without the use of a tool. Once the headlight cover is rotated open, an operator may then adjust a plurality of fasteners located on a headlight sub-assembly to adjust the direction of the beam from the headlight. The headlight sub-assembly may further be rotated about a second hinge to replace a headlight or more extensive repairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Motor Coach Industries Limited
    Inventor: Rod Maskiw
  • Patent number: 10288264
    Abstract: A lamp unit, including: a main stem including a first end and a second end, and at least two branches. The at least two branches extend outwards from the first end of the main stem. The second end of the main stem includes a connection part. One end of each branch includes a mounting part which is adapted to accommodate a light source or corresponds to a connection part of another lamp unit. In use, the connection part is electrically connected to the power supply, and each mounting part is provided with a light source or is connected to the connection part of another lamp unit. The invention also provides a lamp including a plurality of the lamp units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Zhisheng Tang, Guisheng Tang
  • Patent number: 10197246
    Abstract: A zoom lamp includes a lamp body, a light emitting component, a movable ring, a lens, and a rotation ring. The lamp body defines a receiving groove. The movable ring includes a plurality of guiding posts protruding from an outer wall thereof and a plurality of resilient members. The lens is fixed to the movable ring. An external wall of the rotation ring is provided with a latching hook, the rotation ring defines a plurality of inclined grooves. When the rotating ring rotates, the guiding post is guided by the inclined groove to slide, thereby driving the lens to move adjacent to or away from the light emitting component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Shui-Sheng Hsu
  • Patent number: 10183612
    Abstract: A lamp unit is fastened to a bracket via screw fastening at two positions in the vehicle width direction where a rotation axis Ax1 of the lamp unit extends. Then, the bracket includes protrusions formed at four positions in the direction where the rotation axis Ax1 extends to allow the lamp unit to be rotated in the vertical direction by being in contact with a support panel of the lamp unit. Accordingly, with a simplified configuration, the contact portions of the four protrusions may function as fulcrums when the lamp unit rotated, and the lamp unit may be rotated in the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Sazuka
  • Patent number: 10151461
    Abstract: A lighting device is disclosed, in particular for installation behind a flat wall or ceiling element. Further provided is a lighting assembly wherein the wall or ceiling element comprises a first light passage opening, and the lighting device is arranged on a rear side of the wall or ceiling element such that the focal point is located in the first light passage opening and/or in the plane of a front side of the wall or ceiling element opposite the rear side, whereby the lighting device contacts the rear side of the wall or ceiling element in particular flatly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Apure Holding LLC
    Inventor: Ulrich H. Petzold
  • Patent number: 10128653
    Abstract: An example low voltage buss system is provided. The low voltage bus system distributes low voltage DC power into the office workspace in a manner that reduces clutter and promotes customizable and efficient workspace usage. The low voltage bus system distributes low voltage DC power into the office workspace via an electrical buss having a connector at the end of the buss to distribute low voltage DC power to and throughout office workspace and, in particular, office furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Marosi, Alan E. Zantout, Benjamin D. Swedberg
  • Patent number: 10041654
    Abstract: A finishing section for a recessed lighting fixture includes a trim structure that includes a shielding reflector and a trim ring. The shielding reflector is attached to the trim ring. The finishing section further includes a ring structure attached to the shielding reflector distal from the trim ring. The trim structure and the ring structure are rotatable relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Oliver Ernst, Grzegorz Wronski
  • Patent number: 9950662
    Abstract: A multifunctional lamp for a vehicle interior includes a housing having a light source installed therein. An indirect illumination diffusing lens is disposed in front of the housing to diffuse and emit light of the light source. A concentrated illumination light emitting unit moves back and forth while passing through the light diffusing lens. The concentrated illumination light emitting unit emits the light of the light source toward a front side of the housing through an internal passage of the light emitting unit in the form of concentrated illumination and shields the light diffusing lens from the light when concentrated illumination light emitting unit moves to surround a periphery of the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Seung Ho Moon
  • Patent number: 9929524
    Abstract: Prewired, interchangeably connectible elements with mating electro-mechanical connectors for constructing a multitude of electrical apparatuses by forming load-bearing, electrical connections between the constituent elements thereof and a method of using such elements therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Matthew Rodgers
  • Patent number: 9803810
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided that enables the rotational adjustment of a non rotationally-symmetrical optical element in order to change the direction of the emitted light from an LED emitter of a lighting unit or to change the overall luminous distribution pattern in a luminaire including a plurality of LED emitters and optical elements. The apparatus enables simple and accurate rotational adjustment, while providing for the retaining of the selected rotational position of the optical element. The adjustment can be made before or after the installation of the lighting unit or luminaire, and can be accomplished without requiring tools and expert personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Gabor Vamberi
  • Patent number: 9739460
    Abstract: An exchangeable head lighting system may include a canopy and one or more exchangeable lighting heads. The canopy may include a support post configured to receive a connecting post. The support post may provide electrical power to the connecting post. The exchangeable lighting heads may each include a connecting post. The connecting post may be configured to securely interface with the support post such that a rotatable and releasable connection is formed when the connecting post is inserted within the support post. The connecting post may have electrical connections situated to receive electrical power from the support post. The one or more exchangeable lighting heads may include a housing containing a light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Evolution Lighting, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy J. Haubach
  • Patent number: 9593829
    Abstract: This disclosure includes adjustable light fixtures and methods for using the same. Some light fixtures use or include a base having a stationary portion with first and second ends, where the first end defines an opening and the second end is configured to secure the fixture to a structure, and a rotatable portion having a mounting surface, where the rotatable portion is configured to be disposed within the opening and to rotate relative to the stationary portion in the plane of the first end, an emitter housing having a first end and a second end, where the first end defines an aperture and the emitter housing defines an interior volume configured to receive a light source, and a hinge coupled to the mounting surface and the second end of the emitter housing, where the hinge is configured to permit angular displacement of the emitter housing relative to the rotatable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventors: Scott Dupre, Ben Mathews
  • Patent number: 9506638
    Abstract: A lighting system capable of rapid deployment for use in vehicular and non-vehicular deployment scenarios to project light as and where needed. The lighting system comprises an interchangeable mounting apparatus which is configured for the particular deployment application, which can be vehicular or non-vehicular. The mounting apparatus connects to a rapidly vertically deployable mast system, which can be folded to facilitate transport and storage. A lighting assembly is attached to the mast system on movable brackets. A broad range and class of lighting components may be selected for attachment to the mast system, and the mast system vertically deploys to facilitate the projection of light as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: Kevin Wayne Hannah
  • Patent number: 9487131
    Abstract: A mounting system for an interior light bar is provided having a pair of brackets pivotally mounted at opposite ends of a housing of a light bar so that the brackets and housing rotate with respect to each other. The brackets each have a front platform with adhesive material for attaching the brackets against a glass surface within a vehicle. With the brackets stationary against a glass surface, the light bar housing is pivoted to horizontally level the light bar despite any curvature or slope of the glass surface. Each of brackets has a pawl member having protrusions which when rotated engage different sets detents along a curved ratchet surface along the back of the housing to releasably lock the housing and brackets with respect to each other along one of multiple pivot positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventor: Steven W. Neufeglise
  • Patent number: 9243787
    Abstract: An automotive safety device is provided including a housing and a removable support assembly having a base and a plurality of support members pivotally attached to the base and moveable between a first, closed position and a second, open position. In the second position, the support members allow the device to be freestanding. A first light source is arranged on the housing such that the device may function as an emergency roadside light. The device further includes a tire pressure gauge, including a pressure sensor, a processor, and a display, wherein the processor is configured to output a value on the display indicative of a measured pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: MEASUREMENT LTD.
    Inventor: Steven Petrucelli
  • Patent number: 9223082
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a backlight assembly and a liquid crystal display device, and the backlight assembly comprises: a light guide plate; a base plate, disposed on an opposite side of a light emitting side of the light guide plate; and a back plate, disposed on a side of the light guide plate along an edge of the base plate, wherein an edge-type light source is disposed on a side facing the light guide plate of the back plate, the back plate is pivotally connected with the base plate via a rotation axis, and the back plate rotates about the rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventors: Hai Chi, Daekeun Yoon
  • Patent number: 9217560
    Abstract: An LED based illumination module includes a thermal interface surface that is coupled to a thermal interface surface of a reflector using engaging members that generate a compressive force between the thermal interface surfaces. The engaging members may be, e.g., protrusions that interface with recesses, spring pins, formed sheet metal, magnets, mounting collar, etc. The reflector may include a vented portion that is not optically coupled to the LED based illumination module to allow air to pass through the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Xicato, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard Harbers, Christopher R. Reed, Peter K. Tseng, John S. Yriberri
  • Patent number: 9045082
    Abstract: A hull mounted light for illuminating a place of portage to which a watercraft would come to dock. The docking light includes high intensity LED light sources for efficient illumination, an illuminated surface area on the exterior of the apparatus, a combination of circuits that compensates for the irregular operation of the watercrafts electrical system and a method of mounting that allows for adjustment after being operationally verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Innovative Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua G. Bauer, Jerry Handsaker
  • Publication number: 20150109787
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a reflector lamp having a longitudinal axis is provided. The reflector lamp may include: a reflector which has a contour and a neck, with a pin base resting at the end of said neck, a light source arranged in the reflector, wherein the light source is fastened in the reflector with the aid of a mounting clip, which simultaneously adjusts the light source, wherein the mounting clip comprises three sections, namely a first section which holds the light source, a second section which serves for the adjustment in the neck and a third section which is used for the base connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Nittke
  • Patent number: 8950895
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a moving head light fixture comprising a base; a yoke connected rotatable to the base and a head connected rotatable to the yoke. The head comprises a number of light sources and a number of light collecting means arranged in the head, where the number of light collecting means collect and convert light from at least one of the light sources into a number of source light beams which are emitted from said head. The head comprises a diffuser cover, which comprises at least one diffuser region. The diffuser region receives and diffuses at least a part of the light and at least a part of the diffuser cover protrudes from the head. The invention relates to a illumination system comprising such a moving head and a diffuser cover protruding from the head of for a moving head light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Martin Professional ApS
    Inventors: Thomas Vinther, Claus Hansen
  • Patent number: 8939600
    Abstract: A down light fixture that is suitable for installation on building structures and around lawns and gardens of residential and commercial properties for providing aesthetically pleasing illumination and security illumination. The down light fixture includes a body having a hollow interior and a circuit board mounted in the hollow interior. A transparent cover extends across a lower end of the body. A wire extends through a pivotable mounting device secured to an upper end of the body and through a potting cup to the circuit board for carrying electrical power to a source of illumination. The body is formed with a drain port located so that any water that accumulates in the interior of the body when the body is in a downwardly directed orientation will drain from the body before it can reach an upper end of the potting cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Hunter Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Z. Beadle, Darrin I. Schmuckle
  • Patent number: 8939610
    Abstract: A system for illuminating an object is provided, the system comprising a coherent or semi-coherent light source and a first diffuser positioned relative to the coherent or semi-coherent light source so as to receive said coherent or semi-coherent light. The first diffuser may diffuse the light to produce diffused light. An actuator having a moveable element, such as a moveable reflective surface, may be positioned to project the diffused light onto an object, and may be moved to project light onto different portions of the object. This movement may be performed with such rapidity that it is not perceived by a person viewing the object. Rather, the entire object would appear to be illuminated. Movement of the element may be controlled by a computer, and may be performed according to a predefined routine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Raymond A. Noeth
  • Patent number: 8919984
    Abstract: A multiple light source cap device with short and long range lighting. The cap device includes a brim extending forwardly from a crown. A first light source is integral with a forward part of the brim, the first light source projecting light in a forward direction aligned with and projecting from the brim. A second light source in the brim projects light at a downward angle to the first light source forward direction. A third light source in the brim projects light at a downward angle from the second light source downward angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Outdoor Cap Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Fitzgerald
  • 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: 8888337
    Abstract: A clip for holding decorative lights has a clamp portion and a light holding portion connected by a bridge. The light holding portion and the bridge lie in a common plane and are formed as a unitary plastic body. The clamp portion has a leg tapered at one end and a second end which is connected to a bridge portion that holds the bridge and is connected to a clamping arm forming a corner which has an opening. A hook is provided on the end of the arm which defines a space of sufficient size to receive a rope light. The arm and the hook are sized and configured so that the leg and the hook can engage opposite surfaces of the roofing shingle. The light holding portion can be broken away from the clamp portion. Then the two pieces can be connected together in a different configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Adams Mfg. Corp.
    Inventors: William E. Adams, IV, Wililam E. Adams
  • Patent number: 8870414
    Abstract: A utility illumination device comprises a first end member, a second end member and a light tube coupled between the first end member and the second end member. The first end member has at least one faceted surface along an edge thereof. Analogously, the second end member has at least one faceted surface along an edge thereof. The illumination device further comprises an illumination assembly within the light tube that comprises a light source. The illumination device is manually adjustable to change the direction of light emitted from the illumination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventors: Gregory William Goeckel, David P. Bohman
  • Publication number: 20140313727
    Abstract: This disclosure includes adjustable light fixtures and methods for using the same. Some light fixtures use or include a base having a stationary portion with first and second ends, where the first end defines an opening and the second end is configured to secure the fixture to a structure, and a rotatable portion having a mounting surface, where the rotatable portion is configured to be disposed within the opening and to rotate relative to the stationary portion in the plane of the first end, an emitter housing having a first end and a second end, where the first end defines an aperture and the emitter housing defines an interior volume configured to receive a light source, and a hinge coupled to the mounting surface and the second end of the emitter housing, where the hinge is configured to permit angular displacement of the emitter housing relative to the rotatable portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Lucifer Lighting Company
    Inventors: Scott DUPRE, Ben MATHEWS
  • 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: 20140286041
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiments of the present invention includes a light emitting body, a gyro sensor detecting a tremor, and a light emitting body tilt driving unit tilting the light emitting body in response to tremor information detected by the gyro sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jong Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 8840264
    Abstract: A portable work light clamp system includes a first clamp handle assembly having a proximal end, a mid section and a distal end and a gripping/standing member rotatably coupled to the proximal end of the first clamp handle assembly, a second clamp handle assembly having a proximal end and a distal end and a gripping/standing member rotatably coupled to the proximal end of the second clamp handle assembly, a light assembly coupled to the distal end of the first clamp handle assembly that includes a swivel base member and a light housing pivotally coupled to the swivel base member by a light pivot to selectively pivot 50 degrees about a longitudinal axis of the light pivot and a light base coupled to the swivel base member and rotatable relative to the light base by a swivel connector to selectively rotate 360 degrees around a longitudinal axis of the light base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: IBT Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Francisco Molina, Glenn Robinson
  • Patent number: 8827471
    Abstract: A storage structure for a light-emitting device is included in a camera body, which also includes a lens mount formed on its front side for attaching a lens barrel and an imaging element arranged on its back side with a center thereof aligned with the center of the lens mount. The storage structure is a concave storage compartment arranged to correspond with an upper part of the lens mount. The light-emitting device is attached to the storage compartment and capable of popping up and down therefrom, the floor of the concave storage compartment is located between a lower edge of an engaging pawl, which is arranged at an upper edge portion of the lens mount, and the upper side of the imaging area of the imaging element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shohei Mitani
  • Patent number: 8827485
    Abstract: A magnetic control illumination device comprises: a lighting member and a fixing base connecting with the back surface of the lighting member, the lighting member has at least one lighting component, a battery, a control circuit with a magnetic reed switch, the fixing base has at least one tenon structure and at least one powerful magnet. The magnetic control illumination device can be disposed in an umbrella, bicycle or safety helmet via buckling ring or powerful magnet, and control illumination function by means of the magnetic reed switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Liang-Cheng Liao
  • Patent number: 8820985
    Abstract: The adjustable device includes a bracket configured for connection to a substrate, a lamp housing configured for supporting a lamp, and an adjustment system adjustably coupling the lamp housing to the bracket, the adjustment system defining a plurality of different selectable positions of the lamp housing relative to the bracket. The adjustment system enables translation and rotation of the lamp housing relative to the bracket to move the lamp housing between the plurality of selectable positions relative to the bracket. The adjustment system includes a locking system to secure the lamp housing in each of the selectable positions relative to the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Amos Tam, Grzegorz Wronski, Huang Rongxiu
  • Patent number: 8794807
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp steering mechanism includes an output gear providing an eccentric block, a housing, a light source having an eccentric shaft connected to the eccentric block of the output gear, a transmission gear set, and a driving device for driving the transmission gear set to rotate the output gear in biasing the light source, thereby adjusting the illumination angle of the light source. By means of arranging the light source and the output gear in a coaxial relationship, the output torque of the output gear is fully reflected in the biasing of the light source, enhancing transmission efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Tricore Corporation
    Inventor: Ting-Yi Koo
  • Publication number: 20140204218
    Abstract: A rotatable optical device housing and mounting platform is disclosed. The optical device housing includes a bezel, front housing and rear housing. The optical device housing can include a number of lighting devices, including light-emitting diodes (LEDs), high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps, halogen lights, incandescent lights, or imaging devices, such as cameras, while utilizing the same bezel, front housing and rear housing. The depicted device can include a vertical tilt, which is adjustable either manually or electronically. A slip ring system provides continuous 360 rotation ability, with controllable and adjustable speed settings. Alternatively, a stop can be used instead of the slip ring, wherein the stop serves as a point of reversal of the unit's rotation. The unit contains an optional home position, allowing a user to select a point in the horizontal rotation to which the unit will return at the touch of a button.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Golight, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert W. Gebhard, Colton D. Hosick
  • Patent number: 8777459
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a luminaire may include a housing that includes a support panel, a rotation ring supported by the support panel where the rotation ring is infinitely adjustable with a range of adjustments with respect to the support panel, a rotation drive unit configured to rotate the rotation ring with respect to the support panel, an aiming frame supported by the rotation ring, a tray system pivotally mounted to the aiming frame and configured to receive the bulb, and a tray drive configured to rotate the tray system about the pivotal mounting, whereby, in operation the rotational and angular orientation of the bulb may be adjusted while the bulb is on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Focal Point, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Anthony G. Patti, Stephene H. Yuen, Peter F. Thornton, Jr., David E. Doubek
  • Patent number: 8733988
    Abstract: An adjustable sense lamp includes a bowl-shaped seat connected with a power supply device and a lamp base having a light source, a sensor, a wire control panel and a power wire extending forward. The bowl-shaped seat includes a pair of semicircular seat pieces to form a bowl trough, spaced grooves on the inner middle walls of the seat pieces to form an annular groove for insertion a pair of limit protrusions at two opposing sides of a ball-shaped head of the lamp base. The sense lamp can be pulled upward and downward and turned to a desired angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventors: Tsun-Yu Huang, Cheng-Yi Huang
  • Patent number: 8727556
    Abstract: Embodiments include a method and apparatus for an integrated illumination device mount and for mounting the integrated illumination device and mount to a firearm or helmet. In some embodiments, the integrated illumination device mount is a low profile mount. In some embodiments, the integrated illumination device mount allows rigid mounting of an illumination device to a rail of a firearm. In other embodiments, the integrated illumination device allows pivotal mounting of the illumination device to a rail of a firearm. In yet other embodiments, the integrated illumination device mount allows pivotal mounting of the illumination device to a rail of a helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: S & S Precision, LLC
    Inventor: Johnny E. Swan
  • Patent number: 8721134
    Abstract: A retrofit kit for an existing light, that has a prewired assembly, including a housing having wiring to electrical mains, an LED light source, at least one control for said LED light source, both said LED light source and said control being wired to said wiring, and said housing having a at least one mounting device that fits on existing structure of the existing light. The mounting structure can include tabs, for example, that attach to hanging part of the light, or can include a part that attaches to the existing surfaces on the housing of the light that previously held the socket for the existing bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Production Resource Group, LLC
    Inventors: Robert S. Kliegl, James Y. Cameron, Cameron M. Travers, Bruce McFarlane, Gary R. Leonard, Ronald Ornder
  • Patent number: 8721120
    Abstract: An LED worklight includes a center core and a first panel and a second panel coupled to the center core. The first panel includes a first LED die package disposed within a first opening formed within the first panel and a first lens disposed over the first LED die package. The second panel includes features similar to the first panel. The second panel is rotatable around the center core from a zero degree closed orientation to about a 359 degree orientation, and is positionable at any intermediate angle therebetween. The first and second panels each include an attachment mechanism having an elastic band with a hook attached thereto. The attachment mechanisms are used to attach or hang the worklight to or around one or more objects. The attachment mechanisms are stored in the worklight such that the attachment mechanisms do not interfere with its operation when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: James Richard Christ, Chris Bryant
  • Patent number: RE44999
    Abstract: An adaptor (10) including a sensor (18), a gimbal housing (12) having a male connector (14) at one end and an female connector (16) at another end, wherein the male connector (14) is configured to connect with an electrical socket and the female connector (16) is configured to connect with an electrical device, and a circuit for selectively controlling the electrical device in response to the sensor (18). The gimbal housing (12) is adapted to rotate around the male connector (14) about a first axis and support the sensor (18) for independent rotation about a second axis perpendicular to the first axis so that the sensor (18) can be moved to a selectable sensing orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Beon Light Corporation Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Peter Grahame Murray, Jeffrey Laurance Jackel