With Resilient Means To Position Source Or Modifier Patents (Class 362/306)
  • Patent number: 9939119
    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: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Lessard
  • Patent number: 9632402
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a light source apparatus that emits a light. In one example, the light source apparatus includes a connector that electrically connects the light source apparatus to a light source driver in a projector and a light source apparatus housing that houses the light source apparatus. The light source apparatus housing includes a rotatable handle having two positions, a standing position used to grasp and remove the light source apparatus in a pulling-out direction, and a housed position used to house the rotatable handle. The handle includes two shaft portions that are inserted into the light source apparatus housing. The tips of the shaft portions face each other. The positions of the medial axes of the shaft portions are mutually offset from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Toshio Matsumiya, Hiroshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9348080
    Abstract: A light shaping article includes a solid optic having a cross-sectional profile including an input interface; a convex output surface opposite the input interface; a concave first side surface extending between the input interface and the convex output surface; and a second side surface opposite the concave first side surface extending from between input interface to the convex output surface. The concave first side surface and the convex output surface are configured such that, when the solid optic receives input light having an input angular range in a plane of the cross-sectional profile, the solid optic guides the light to and emits the light from the output surface in an output angular range in the plane. A prevalent propagation direction of output light in the output angular range is tilted toward the second side surface relative to a prevalent propagation direction of input light in the input angular range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventors: Ingo Speier, Victor E. Isbrucker
  • Patent number: 8911114
    Abstract: A retrofit reflector for a fixture that may be utilizing an induction lamp, mounts the lamp at a point of zero bending moment on the reflector. The reflector bends widthwise in the fixture to fit within various widths of fixtures while maintaining the lamp along the zero bending moment on the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: American Green Technology
    Inventors: Steve Tokarz, William Turnau, William Runge
  • Patent number: 8894221
    Abstract: A projector includes a light source device, a holder that accommodates the light source device, and a resilient member formed by bending a bar-shaped metal component is provided. The holder has a receiving portion configured to pivotally support the resilient member in such a manner that the resilient member can rotate toward the inside and outside of the holder, and an engaging portion configured to engage with the resilient member to regulate the rotation of the resilient member toward the outside of the holder. The resilient member engages with the engaging portion under the condition in which the light source device is accommodated in the holder to bias the light source device toward the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Masayuki Okoshi
  • Publication number: 20140321126
    Abstract: Provided is an article comprising a flexible circuit comprising a polymeric dielectric layer having first and second major surfaces, one or both of the first and second major surfaces having a conductive layer thereon, wherein at least one conductive layer comprises an electrical circuit configured to power one or more light emitting semiconductor devices located on the flexible circuit, wherein the flexible circuit is shaped to form a three dimensional structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Alejandro Aldrin II Agcaoili Narag, Ravi Palaniswamy, Arokiaraj Jesudoss, Justine A. Mooney
  • Patent number: 8764249
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a lamp device includes a light-emitting module including a semiconductor light-emitting element, a lighting circuit to light the semiconductor light-emitting element, and a housing to house the light-emitting module and the lighting circuit. The housing includes a case including a holder part to hold the light-emitting module, and a cap member fixed to the case by a fixing unit. The light-emitting module is sandwiched and fixed between the holder part and the cap member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Toda, Shigeru Osawa, Yuichiro Takahara, Hiroshi Matsushita, Junichi Kimiya
  • Patent number: 8469541
    Abstract: Lighting apparatuses including a first endcap including a first light socket, a second endcap spaced from the first endcap including a second light socket, reflector rotatably attached between the first endcap and the second endcap, the reflector including a reflective surface partially enclosing a reflector interior space and defining a focal point within the reflector interior space. The first light socket and second light socket are collectively configured to support light sources substantially near the focal point. The first endcap and the reflector include complimentarily configured interlocking members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Randal D. Walton
  • Patent number: 8449138
    Abstract: A lighting device including a housing, a coupling member being coupled to an inner upper surface of the housing, having an insertion groove formed in the middle part thereof in a direction of the inner upper surface of the housing, and having a first connection terminal provided in the middle of the insertion groove, at least one reflector coupled between an inner wall surface of the housing and an outer wall surface of the coupling member; and a light source unit having an upper part thereof attachable to and removable from the coupling member by using the insertion groove, having a second connection terminal provided in the upper part thereof, the second connection terminal being electrically connected to the first connection terminal when connected to the coupling member, and having a lower part thereof emitting light toward the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang Soo Kim, Kyung Il Kong, Hwayoung Kim, Sang Jun Hong
  • Publication number: 20130114267
    Abstract: A converging illuminant device has a flat illuminant, a reflective layer and an enhancement film. The reflective layer abuts the flat illuminant, is grille-shaped and has multiple longitudinal strips and multiple lateral strips. The enhancement film is securely connected with the reflective layer and has an emissive surface. The emissive surface has multiple free-form curved areas, multiple longitudinal lines and multiple lateral lines. The longitudinal lines respectively align with the longitudinal strips. The lateral lines respectively align with the lateral strips. Because the reflective layer is grille-shaped, light definitely passes through central positions of the free-form curved areas, angles of refraction of the light are small and the light can be effectively converged. Consequently, illuminant efficiency and central luminous intensity are increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH & TESTING CENTER
    Inventors: Yao-Min HO, Jih-Tao HSU
  • Publication number: 20130094212
    Abstract: There is disclosed a lighting that has an electronic module capable of repaired and replaced easily and efficiently and that can prevent foreign substances from being drawn therein, with enhanced spatial utilization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventor: Jongpil KIM
  • Patent number: 8388192
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a luminaire having an adjustable light reflector affording a selection of flood pattern lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: RAB Lighting Inc.
    Inventor: Vincenzo Guercio
  • Patent number: 8333488
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a compact optical assembly which improves collimation of light produced by multiple LED light sources in a light engine. A shaped primary reflector located over the light engine reflects the light toward a larger shaped secondary reflector. The shapes of the reflectors are selected to cooperatively produce a highly collimated light beam. Color mixing may be improved by providing a plurality of facets on the reflective surfaces of at least one of the primary reflector or the secondary reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventor: Edward Bailey
  • Publication number: 20120281418
    Abstract: A reflector (1; 31; 41) for a lighting device comprising: (13; 61; 62), at least one rear cutout (6) for a light source (20; 47; 56) in each case and at least one front-side reflector opening (8), wherein at least one spring element (10; 34; 45) is incorporated into the reflector (1; 31; 41).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Klaus Eckert, Moritz Engl
  • Publication number: 20120243237
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a lamp device includes a light-emitting module including a semiconductor light-emitting element, a lighting circuit to light the semiconductor light-emitting element, and a housing to house the light-emitting module and the lighting circuit. The housing includes a case including a holder part to hold the light-emitting module, and a cap member fixed to the case by a fixing unit. The light-emitting module is sandwiched and fixed between the holder part and the cap member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: Tochiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro TODA, Shigeru OSAWA, Yuichiro TAKAHARA, Hiroshi MATSUSHITA, Junichi KIMIYA
  • Publication number: 20120236569
    Abstract: An LED light bulb, mainly comprising: an LED module, provided with a first connection portion; a circuit driving module, provided with a second connection portion, said first connection portion is connected to said second connection portion; and a lamp hood covered over said LED module. As such, said LED module or said circuit driving module can be replaced readily when they are found broken down, without the need to discard entire set of LED light bulb, hereby eliminating unnecessary waste, in achieving both cost effectiveness and environment protection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: CHANG GUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: LIANN-BE CHANG, CHIA-YI YEN
  • Patent number: 8240866
    Abstract: Disclosed is a supporter of a diffuser plate for a backlight unit. The supporter functions to support a diffuser plate and includes: a frame located in a lower portion thereof; a supporting member of which a portion penetrates the frame; and a cap damper of which a portion penetrates the inside of the supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bong Kul Min
  • Patent number: 8118455
    Abstract: A specialized lighting fixture including a main housing and a front bezel, and a pair of clip elements mounted in the bezel to removably secure one or more filters and a reflector. The clip elements also include a pair of opposed spring arms angled towards the bezel axis with the upper portion of the side edges of the arms positioned closer to the bezel axis than the lower portion of such edges. The bezel includes support surfaces that function, together with the clip elements to position the reflector with respect to the bezel and the bezel with respect to the main housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Lightning Services Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Cowan, Petar Miskovic
  • Patent number: 8079737
    Abstract: A reflection-type light-emitting module with high heat-dissipating and high light-generating efficiency includes a reflection-type lampshade unit, a heat pipe unit and a light-emitting unit. The reflection-type lampshade unit has an open casing, a receiving space formed in the open casing, and a first reflective structure is disposed in the receiving space and on an inner surface of the open casing. The heat pipe unit is received in the receiving space and is disposed on the open casing. The light-emitting unit is disposed on the heat pipe unit, and the light-emitting unit has a light-emitting face facing the inner surface of the open casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Harvatek Corporation
    Inventors: Bily Wang, Ping-Chou Yang, Yu-Jen Cheng
  • Patent number: 8079736
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus comprises a housing and a first reflector. The first reflector is mounted beneath the light source and includes a plurality of segmented reflectors, each having at its top, a installation hole and at its bottom, an opening wider than the installation hole. A second reflector is positioned beneath the first reflector. The height of the second reflector causes a first light shielding angle defined by a straight line passing through the installation hole and the bottom edge of the corresponding segmented reflector to be larger than a second light shielding angle defined by a straight line passing through the bottom edge of the segmented reflector and the bottom edge of the second reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Inoue, Keiichi Shimizu, Sumio Hashimoto, Hirokazu Otake, Mitsuhiko Nishiie, Takuro Hiramatsu, Masatoshi Kumagai
  • Patent number: 8061863
    Abstract: Disclosed is a diffuser plate supporter of a backlight unit. The diffuser plate supporter functions to support a diffuser plate and includes: a frame positioned on the lower side of the diffuser plate supporter; a supporting member which is formed by an injection molding process and a portion of which penetrates through the frame; and a cap damper which is formed by an injection molding process and a portion of which penetrates through the inside of the supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bong Kul Min
  • Patent number: 8057059
    Abstract: A lighting device having a reduced size. The lighting device has a support member (9) installed on an installation section (4c) of a backlight chassis (4), a power source substrate (6) placed behind the backlight chassis (4), and an insulation sheet (7) bonded to a bottom section (4a) of the backlight chassis (4). The installation section (4c) does not project rearward from the bottom section (4a) but projects forward. The support member (9) is installed so as not to project rearward from the bonding surface between the bottom section (4a) and the insulation sheet (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masashi Yokota
  • Patent number: 8047687
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus comprises a housing and a first reflector. The first reflector is mounted beneath the light source and includes a plurality of segmented reflectors, each having at its top, a installation hole and at its bottom, an opening wider than the installation hole. A second reflector is positioned beneath the first reflector. The height of the second reflector causes a first light shielding angle defined by a straight line passing through the installation hole and the bottom edge of the corresponding segmented reflector to be larger than a second light shielding angle defined by a straight line passing through the bottom edge of the segmented reflector and the bottom edge of the second reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Toshiba Lighting & technology Corporation
    Inventors: Masaru Inoue, Keiichi Shimizu, Sumio Hashimoto, Hirokazu Otake, Mitsuhiko Nishiie, Takuro Hiramatsu, Masatoshi Kumagai
  • Patent number: 8025426
    Abstract: Disclosed is a light (1) comprising means (3a) for retaining and electrically connecting at least one elongate light source (2) and a light-influencing element (10) which is located next to the light source (2) and is composed of several individual elements (15). Said elements (15) that form the light-influencing element (10) can be swiveled or rotated independently of each other about an axis that extends substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the light source (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Zumtobel Lighting GmbH
    Inventors: Anton Mündle, Gerald Ladstätter
  • Patent number: 7883217
    Abstract: A lamp mount system for high voltage projector lamps includes only a few parts which fit together without the need for connecting hardware. A single piece clip snaps into a single piece lamp mount and, together with the lamp form a lamp mounting assembly. The lamp mounting assembly in turn slidably engages with a single piece lamp base. The lamp mount assembly may be slideably removed when the lamp burns out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Oerlikon Trading AG, Trübbach
    Inventor: Peter Menard
  • Patent number: 7883230
    Abstract: A supporting member for a liquid crystal display device comprises a base substrate, a lamp clip protruded from the base substrate in a first direction to hold a lamp that generates light, a supporting part protruded from the base substrate in the first direction to support a diffusion member that diffuses the light generated from the lamp, and a fixing clip protruded from the base substrate in a second direction substantially opposite to the first direction, wherein the fixing clip combines with a receiving container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-Il Kim, Min-Ho Ok, Sang-Hoon Park
  • Patent number: 7866842
    Abstract: Reflector (1) for light concentration and direction in fluorescent lamps with parabolic shape made of thin synthetic film with reflective surface and vertically positioned louvres (4) made of thin flexible and synthetic film through which the reflector (1) is fitted on the fluorescent lamps (3). In the centre of the louvres (4) there is an especially shaped opening (6) which adjusts to the diameter of the lamp (3), so that the lamp (3) can pass through the openings (6) of the louvres (4), retain the reflector (1) on the fluorescent lamp (3) and rotate some degrees in relation to the lamp (3) in order to concentrate the light towards the desired direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Pilux & Danpex, S.A.
    Inventor: Stavros Piperidis
  • Patent number: 7794109
    Abstract: A light source apparatus comprises reflection mirrors, first and second lamp holding sections, wherein the reflection mirrors are provided between the first and second lamp holding section, a reflection mirror support plate to which reflection mirrors are attached, a first lamp holding section support plate to which the first lamp holding section is attached, a second lamp holding section support plate to which the second lamp holding section is attached, a first fixing member which fixes the reflection mirror support plate and the first lamp holding section support plate to each other, a second fixing member which fixes the reflection mirror support plate and the second lamp holding section support plate to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Ushio Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Katsuoki Miyasu, Takehiko Iguchi, Hitoshi Nakabayashi
  • Patent number: 7784979
    Abstract: The reflector assembly maintains the integrity and shape of a multi-member reflector for a recessed luminaire. The reflector assembly includes a reflector having multiple members. The members are arranged in a geometric form, such as a rectangle. A frame is disposed around the reflector. The frame includes at least one integral member manipulated around a joint formed between adjacent members of the reflector. For example, the integral member can include a clamp or tab. The frame and the integral member secure the positions of the members of the reflector relative to one another and prevent light from leaking through joints between the members. One or more connectors are coupled to the frame for connecting the reflector assembly to a lighting fixture. For example, each connector can include a torsion spring coupled to a lever configured to engage a corresponding catch of a collar on the lighting fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Grzegorz Wronski, Lin Zhihong
  • Patent number: 7772750
    Abstract: A lamp assembly (20) includes a ceramic metal halide lamp (22) mounted in a reflector (60) with support assembly (62). First frame portions (64) of the support assembly (which include linear first portions (64a), angled second portions (64b), and offset portions (64c)) are bent approximately ninety degrees at one end and merge into second frame portions (66) that extend parallel to the lamp. The arrangement supports the light source in the PAR lamp in a transverse manner. In a second embodiment, the frame portions (62?) extend along either side of the light source to accurately position the light source relative to the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: David Lovett, Roger Alan Hume
  • Patent number: 7771108
    Abstract: The planar lighting device includes a light guide plate including two symmetrical, inclined planes increasingly distanced from the light exit plane with the increasing distance from the light entrance planes toward the center, a curved portion joining the inclined planes, and scattering particles dispersed therein; light sources; a housing; a securing unit securing the light sources and light guide plate to keep their distance constant, and a sliding mechanism allowing the securing unit to slide. Distance between the light entrance planes, thicknesses at the light entrance planes and at the central curved portion, its radius of curvature and taper of the inclined planes are all held within respective given ranges as well as scattering particle diameter and density, light use efficiency and middle-high ratio of the brightness distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Osamu Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 7722208
    Abstract: An recessed luminaire trim assembly, comprises an outer trim, an inner reflector portion having a polygon shaped cross-section defined by a plurality of reflectors and a plurality of seams defined between each of the plurality of reflectors, a flange extending outwardly from a peripheral edge of the inner reflector, a spring connected to the outer trim, the spring having at least one leg engaging the inner reflector portion and tightening the plurality of seams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Dupre, Kenneth Czech
  • Publication number: 20100061103
    Abstract: The light unit comprises a light source and a reflector. The light source is surrounded by an exterior pipe. Spring clips with a centering effect for the exterior bulb of the light source are anchored at the open end of the exterior pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicant: OSRAM GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRAENKTER HAFTUNG
    Inventors: Joachim Arndt, Uwe Fidler, Markus Herb, Matthias Lenz
  • Patent number: 7648250
    Abstract: A direct type backlight assembly is disclosed, in which a lamp guide is formed in a shape which can absorb an external force to prevent distortion from occurring from contact between the lamp guide and a diffusion plate, and to prevent the diffusion plate from being damaged. The direct type backlight assembly includes a light-emission lamp provided under an LCD panel; a reflecting plate provided on the bottom side of the light-emission lamp; a diffusion plate provided above the light-emission lamp; optical sheets provided on the diffusion plate; and a lamp guide provided on and connected with the reflecting plate, wherein the lamp guide has a supporter having a compression structure, the height thereof varying based on a load applied thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: LG. Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Min Gyu Lee
  • Patent number: 7604372
    Abstract: A lamp module includes: a single piece of a mounting base including an arcuate mounting plate defining two retaining recesses, and a bracket extending upwardly from the mounting plate; two socket units mounted respectively on two opposite ends of the bracket, each of the socket units being formed with pin holes adapted to receive pins of a fluorescent tube; an arcuate reflective plate having two opposite lower ends received in the retaining recesses in the mounting plate; and a pair of connectors provided on the sockets units and having pins for insertion into pin holes in sockets of a ceiling lamp suspending holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Inventor: Ching-Hui Chen
  • Patent number: 7572032
    Abstract: A lamp assembly of a projection apparatus which has a function of adjusting the position of the lamp device is disclosed. The lamp assembly includes an outer housing, a lamp module, a transversely adjustable device and a vertically adjustable device. The lamp module is detachably disposed in the outer housing with the transversely and vertically adjustable devices disposed on the outer housing. When the lamp module is located within the outer housing, the lamp module can be adjusted by operating the transversely and vertically adjustable devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Chang-Hsing Lu
  • Patent number: 7553049
    Abstract: A support arrangement is combined with a reflector sheet and fluorescent light tube to hold the reflector sheet above the tube in a curved trough shape maximum concentration of light at a desired distance from the light tube by varying the curvature in which the reflector sheet is held. An annular piece is detachable to form a larger opening to be fit to a larger tube, while an auxiliary strip can be mounted across the opening to create an opening for a smaller sized opening. The reflector sheet can be held in a reverse bent along its center to avoid light by the tube itself. Two clips can be mounted together at an adjustable distance from each other to allow mounting of a double sized reflector sheet over two side by side light tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Inventors: Bruce R. Raby, Fredrick R. Raby, Sr.
  • Patent number: 7455428
    Abstract: A multiple position luminaire is described having a hinged lens frame and lens. The lens rotates about a hinge affixed to the luminaire housing, the lens frame being sealed against the luminaire housing with a double gasket seal, a first seal interposed between the lens frame and the housing and the second seal being a plurality of gasket fingers contacting an inner surface of the luminaire side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Russello, Dylan Akinrele, David S. Monteiro, Frank L. Locascio
  • Publication number: 20080151568
    Abstract: A lamp, in particular a vehicle lamp, is equipped with a burner (12), which is secured to a holding device (20, 22) made of metal. The lamp (10) is further equipped with a bottom section (24) made of plastic. In order that the lamp is of a simple, mechanically stable design, and nonetheless is thermally stable, in accordance with a first aspect, an opening (28) of the bottom section (24) is provided with projections (40) in such a way that a base sleeve (26) made of metal, which is disposed in the opening (28), does not bear laterally against the bottom section (24) over its entire surface. In accordance with a second aspect, the base sleeve (26) develops a flange (26a), which screens a top side (36) of the bottom section (24), at least partially, against the burner (12), wherein a (10) space remains between the flange (26a) and the top side (36) of the bottom section (24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Applicant: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Peter Rosenmuller, Jurgen Flechsig, Hans-Joachim Helmar Unger
  • Patent number: 7331699
    Abstract: A light source unit comprises a support for supporting a lamp unit, e.g., a gas discharge lamp or the like. The lamp unit has longitudinal and transversal fiduciary surfaces and the support has guide rails for guiding the lamp unit as it is inserted transversely with the longitudinal fiduciary surfaces sliding along a reference surface until transversal fiduciary surfaces engage one or more stops. The support may comprise a first part for supporting the lamp unit, a second part for supporting a light guide, and at least first and second light baffles between the first part and the second part, the first and second baffles each having an aperture for passing only a portion of light from the lamp unit incident upon the baffle, the arrangement being such that light from the lamp unit must pass through the apertures in both baffles to be incident upon the light guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: EXFO Photonics Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Jerzy Gawalkiewicz, John Joseph Kuta
  • Patent number: 7264391
    Abstract: A lamp fixation system for fixing an electric lamp in a reflector housing in an efficient and effective way. The lamp is positioned in a predetermined position to ensure a reliable electrical power supply. The predetermined position is effected via a cap of the electric lamp which is clamped in a hole in the reflector housing. The cap is provided with spring means for pushing against a surface at the inner wall of the hole in the reflector housing. The spring means comprises a first electrical contact for abutting against an electrical contact in the surface to ensure reliable electric power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics, N.V.
    Inventor: Wouter Petrus Kaandorp
  • Patent number: 7253557
    Abstract: A light source for testing sites using a fluorescent dye is described. The light source can include a low voltage lamp or a low heat generating lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Bright Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: John Burke, Terrence D. Kalley, David Gentit
  • Patent number: 7204336
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motor vehicle headlight which comprises, on the one hand, an impact member displaceable between a position of use and a deployed position in which it may come into contact with an obstacle in the event of an impact of the latter with the headlight, and, on the other hand, a safety device able to cause the displacement of the impact member from its position of use to its deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Valeo Vision
    Inventors: Philippe Arlon, Laurence Marechal, Pascal Harand, Francois Boumaza
  • Patent number: 7163319
    Abstract: A backlight module comprises a reflector, an optical element, and a supporting structure. The supporting structure is disposed on the reflector and contacting the optical element for restricting the optical element from deformation. The supporting structure comprises a supporting portion and a cushion. The cushion is disposed between the supporting portion and the reflector. The cushion is an elastic element, providing a plurality of supporting forces in at least two directions, and enabling a tip of the supporting portion to move with the optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Au Optronics Corp.
    Inventors: Chien-Hung Kuo, Han-Chou Liu
  • Patent number: 7156539
    Abstract: A reflector device for a luminaire, said reflector device comprising a pair of resilient sheets positioned one to either side of a spine in the manner of the pages of a book, said sheets when in an unbiased condition lying substantially in two planes intersecting at an obtuse angle and when flexed and retained against the bias of their normal resilience having a doubly arched configuration which forms a reflective surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Inventor: Paul Andrew Cronk
  • Patent number: 7156545
    Abstract: The invention relates to a headlamp for a motor vehicle, comprising a housing enclosing a light source, fixed on a chassis, together with means for connecting the housing to the chassis, these means being deformable in a plastic way and capable of absorbing at least part of the energy of an impact on the headlamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Valeo Vision
    Inventor: Philippe Arlon
  • Patent number: 7131757
    Abstract: A signal light supporting apparatus for emergency vehicle warning signal lights employing light emitting diodes provides a secure and removable mounting for one or more of the light emitting diodes and an optic of each light emitting diode to a support casing that functions as a heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: The Fire Products Company
    Inventor: W. Kenneth Menke
  • Patent number: 7118254
    Abstract: A recessed downlight mounting fixture having a fixture plate formed from a blank, the fixture plate having at least one aperture for receiving a lamp housing, a junction box formed from said the blank and foldably integral with said the fixture plate, at least one junction box door formed from the blank with the fixture plate, and, at least one mounting bar bracket formed from the blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth Czech
  • Patent number: 7070313
    Abstract: A direct-type backlight assembly for a liquid crystal display device includes a lower case, a plurality of lamps disposed over a first surface of the lower case, a plurality of optical sheets disposed over the first surface of the lower case, and a lamp guide disposed on the first surface of the lower case, the lamp guide including a plate parallel to and disposed on the first surface of the lower case, a sheet supporting portion formed on a first surface of the plate to support the optical sheets, a plurality of lamp holders formed on the first surface of the plate to affix the plurality of lamps therein, and a case connector connected to a second surface of the plate and having a plurality of protrusions facing the second surface of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: LG.Philips LCD Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyoung-Sub Kim, Seung-Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 7040793
    Abstract: An automobile lamp assembly that exhibits improved energy absorption characteristics as compared with known automobile lamp assemblies having a resiliently deformable flexure member positioned between a lens member and a housing member includes a flexure member that is configured to dynamically change its energy absorption characteristics during impact. More specifically, various geometries and/or materials are utilized to dynamically control deformation during impact and reduce damage and/or injury during an impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Lee A. Chase