Ornamental Or Decorative Patents (Class 362/311.13)
  • Patent number: 10589667
    Abstract: A lamp includes a housing configured to be attached to a ceiling of a vehicle and provided with a light source opening, a light source provided on a substrate to face the light source opening, a lens cover provided below the housing to cover the light source opening a substrate cover provided on the substrate and housing, and an inclined plane part provided in the housing and inclined upward towards the light source opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Haruhito Ohtsuka
  • Patent number: 10199803
    Abstract: A conductive ball stud fastener arrangement for providing energy to a removable electrified component having an electrified element when the component is attached to an electrified substrate is disclosed. The ball stud fastener includes an insulating body, an electrified conductor having a conductive tip that is continuous with a conductive, centrally formed conductive stem, and a conductive attachment portion for attachment to the electrified substrate. The electrified component includes grommets having conductive elements. The ball stud fasteners are easily removed from and attached to the grommets. The conductive elements of the grommets are part of a circuit to which the electrified element of the electrified component is attached. According to one embodiment, the conductive ball stud fastener arrangement and its associated circuit includes a photoelectric sensor that opens and closes the circuit. In another embodiment, the ball studs themselves act as switches to open and close the circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Gary Nola
  • Patent number: 9871199
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a light emissive window assembly for providing illumination to an occupant compartment of an automobile comprises a window panel comprising a transparent viewing area and an emissive area, wherein the emissive area is configured to emit light into the occupant compartment and the transparent viewing area is not configured to emit light; wherein the emissive area comprises an abrasion resistant layer, an ultraviolet protective layer, a base layer, and an emissive layer; wherein the ultraviolet protective layer is located in between the abrasion resistant layer and the base layer; and wherein the base layer is located in between the ultraviolet protective layer and the emissive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Robert Schwenke, Wilfried Hedderich, Chengtao Li, Christophe Lefaux, Ken Foster
  • Patent number: 9593831
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of an artificial tree that is lit by LEDs. Individual trunk modules are provided on trunk sections that provide individual control of LED strings disposed on branches on each of the trunk sections. Remote control devices and smart devices connected to the Internet can control the trunk modules. Spring-loaded flat connectors between the trunk sections, and also between the branches in the trunks, provide a solid electrical connection, which has a low susceptibility to failure. Plastic injection molded branches having injected molded sockets are provided for connecting LEDs that can be plugged directly into sockets on the trunk sections. The LEDs can be driven with an AC or DC electrical power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: 1 ENERGY SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Jing Jing Yu
  • Patent number: 9481296
    Abstract: An illuminated emblem assembly is provided that includes a power source, a backing member, and a light-producing assembly coupled to the power source and supported by the backing member. The light-producing assembly includes a plurality of light-emitting diode sources. The light-producing assembly may also include a plurality of micro-sized, dispersed light-emitting diode sources. The illuminated emblem assembly further includes a translucent base region over the light sources, a chromatic layer over the translucent base region and a UV-stable translucent sealing structure over the chromatic layer that seals the backing member, the light producing assembly, and the chromatic layer. The sealing structure may be UV-stable and/or include a design feature. The illuminated emblem assembly exhibits a chrome- or mirror-like finish when viewed under ambient lighting conditions. Further, the illuminated emblem assembly possesses a glowing appearance when activated under low light or nighttime conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Richard J. Roberts, LaRon Michelle Brown, Cornel Lewis Gardner
  • Patent number: 9039264
    Abstract: A decorative ornament capable of being completely illuminated about its surface including a hollow shell comprising a water-proof battery capsule is described. When the ornament is on display, the battery capsule is stored in a hollow shell of the ornament, in a manner such that only the removable lid of the battery capsule is visibly exposed. A battery pack, comprising one or more batteries, provides the power to illuminate the ornament and is enclosed within the battery capsule. The ornament surface is made using a water-resistant material. The battery capsule is made of a similar water-proof material and is sealed so as to prevent the battery pack from malfunctioning during various weather conditions. The battery pack's configuration enables the ornament to comprise a plurality of lighting modes, including full-on, blinking-on, and timer. The ornament can be displayed indoors or outdoors, and may be used year after year.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: New Tsai Capital, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Martini
  • Patent number: 9033549
    Abstract: A surface mount light (10) comprises a base assembly (12) and a first diffuser (14). The base assembly (12) includes (i) a housing body (25) having a base (16) and a side (18) that is coupled to the base (16), the base (16) being mountable on a surface (15); (ii) a light assembly (22) positioned substantially within the housing body (25), the light assembly (22) including one or more LED lights (34), wherein power is selectively provided to the light assembly (22) such that at least one of the one or more LED lights (34) directs light away from the base (16); and (iii) a first attachment member (40). The first diffuser (14) includes a second attachment member (42) that selectively engages the first attachment member (40) to selectively attach the first diffuser (14) to the base assembly (12) without damaging the base assembly (12) and the first diffuser (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: BELLALUZ LIGHTING, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Nussbaum, William Scott Bourne
  • Publication number: 20150117002
    Abstract: An ornament includes: a shell (18, 118, 318); a hologram (24, 124, 324) mounted inside the shell (18, 118, 318), the hologram (24, 124, 324) comprising a substrate containing a recorded interference pattern, and having a viewing side (26, 126) and an opposed backside (28, 128); and a light source (30, 130, 330) mounted to the shell (18, 118, 318) and positioned so as to project light onto the hologram (24, 124, 324).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Frank McGough
  • Patent number: 8984785
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel for irradiating light, a transparent substrate comprising an active portion for passing through the image light and a decoration portion surrounding the active portion, and a decoration layer filling a groove at the decoration portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung Ku Kang
  • Publication number: 20150078007
    Abstract: An electronic flameless candle including a body having a top surface, a bottom surface, a sidewall between the top surface and the bottom surface, and a cavity defined by the top surface, the bottom surface and the sidewall, the body configured in shape and size to simulate a true flame candle. The candle may also include a light source operably connected to the body, the light source electrically operated to illuminate in a way that simulates a natural flicker of a real candle flame. The candle may also include a scent component, operably connected to the body, the scent component configured to emit a scent when heated and/or a sensor component, operably connected to the body, the sensor component configured to sense an environmental condition and affect a mode of the light source upon the sensing of the environmental condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Xiaofeng Li
  • Patent number: 8956000
    Abstract: A rain gutter illumination system including an inverted U-shaped hanger, an illuminable surface attached to a stem of the hanger and including an aperture, an L-shaped base including a foot at one end, the end of the base opposite the foot being attached to the end of the illuminable surface opposite the hanger. A light source and one of various removable decorative inserts and optionally a diffusing panel are arranged so that the light source projects light through the aperture of the illuminable surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Stephane Martinez
  • Publication number: 20150036061
    Abstract: A display device includes a decoration layer, which is at least formed in at least a portion of a view area. When a display module operates to emit light through the decoration layer, the decoration layer appears to be transparent; when the display module does not operate, the decoration layer is irradiated by ambient light to reveal a decorative pattern of the decoration layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: HengHao Technology Co. LTD
    Inventor: Chun-Jung CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140362585
    Abstract: The Article with Translucent Ornamentation comprises: a Sheet having a Front surface and Rear surface. Voids, referred to as cavities, in the sheet provide for passage of light, from lighting system, through the cavities, to the front surface. The Voids control the intensity of the light impinging on the front surface and thereby create light patterns on the front surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph Broadbent
  • Patent number: 8888334
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement for generating light effects, particularly for decorative purposes, having a light source (10) and a textile web material (12) that can be illuminated by through light from the light source (10) toward a visible side (16) or by incident light. According to the invention, the textile web material (12) comprises a two-layer weave structure made of warp threads (18) forming a warp thread layer (26) and weft threads (20) forming a weft thread layer (24) contacting the warp thread layer (26) on one side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ettlin Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Frauke Susanne Hänsch
  • Publication number: 20140321130
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to a tree-top ornament apparatus configured to present a removeably attachable ornament above a top of a tree and supporting the presented ornament by clamping an ornament-connected deformable conduit to a secure portion of a tree trunk below the top of the tree. In an illustrative embodiment, the conduit may be deformable and yet semi-rigid so as not to deform under the weight of the presented ornament. In some embodiments, a sleeve may be configured to provide an electrical signal to a light emitting device for illuminating the ornament. The sleeve may include a light emitting device within a top hollow of the sleeve. In some embodiments, the light emitting device may be configured to illuminate a clear or semi-clear ornament received in the top hollow of the sleeve. The tree-top ornament apparatus may advantageously secure a tree-top ornament to the tree trunk at a location where the trunk is strong.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Jason Loomis, Alexander B. Loomis, Ryan Seyffert
  • Publication number: 20140268817
    Abstract: The present invention provides a decoration for candle, which generally includes a decoration body and a light-emitting device. The decoration body is of a light-transmitting three-dimensional configuration and has a side that is recessed to form a compartment. The light-emitting device is mounted in the compartment. A positioning section is mounted, in a radial direction, to the light-emitting device and is tapering from inside to outside end. As such, the decoration body is pinned to a candle by the positioning section to provide the candle with rich and beautiful visual effect when the light-emitting device emits light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: CHIN-SHENG YANG
  • Publication number: 20140268816
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a cap and a spaced-apart shield. The cap is suspendable below a ceiling and disposed generally over a light source. The lighting fixture includes at least one of the shield having at least one aperture with at least one translucent ornament illuminatable by the light source, a plurality of elongated members connected at one end to the cap and at a second end to the shield to support an upper portion of the shield spaced apart from a lower portion of the cap, and the shield having a plurality of openings therethrough defining a pattern in the shield illuminatable by the light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Swarovski Lighting, Ltd.
    Inventor: Stefano Ricci
  • Publication number: 20140254173
    Abstract: Light projected through a plurality of nested housings each containing elongated light transmissive openings that are intersecting along their lengths only allows the projected light to exit the device at the points where the light transmissive openings intersect. When relative rotational motion is set forth between the nested housings the intersecting points move with respect to the design of the elongated light transmissive openings and also by which housing(s) are rotated and by the speed of rotation. This allows for radial movement, axial movement and any combination of radial and axial movement of projected light points when viewed in an installation environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Nicholas Jackson
  • Patent number: 8770815
    Abstract: A bezel for a TV display has two or more bezel elements, one being more diffusive of light from a source juxtaposed with the bezel assembly than the other element. One element can laterally border the other element or one element can be directly behind the other. More than two bezel elements may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Hardacker, Rafael Calderon, Steven Richman
  • Publication number: 20140126219
    Abstract: A lamp head for decorative light string includes a luminous body, a pair of wires, a lamp base and a lamp shade, the luminous body electrically connected with wires, the lamp base formed by injection moulding and covers part of the packaging body and part of wires and electrode pins that between the packaging body and the wires, the lamp shade is assembled with the lamp base. The lamp base is provided with a plurality of holes, which connect the inner space of the lamp head with the outer space of the lamp head. Thus, water vapor produced in the inner of the lamp head can be expelled freely from the holes, so the decorative light string can remain normal operation to extend its life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: He Shan Lide Electronic Enterprise Company Ltd.
    Inventor: Pong Yang Fan
  • Patent number: 8714784
    Abstract: An LED lamp including a light guide/light pipe, and a method of reflecting light using same, are disclosed. The LED lamp includes a transparent light pipe enclosed in an envelope, where the light pipe has a lower section and an upper section. The lamp also includes an LED in a recess at a lower end of the lower section, and a reflector formed by an indentation in an upper end of the upper section. The lower section may be a compound parabolic concentrator, and the upper section may be a tapered cylinder. The lower section of the light pipe collects light emitted from the LED, the upper section of the light pipe directs the collected light onto the reflector, and the reflector reflects the directed light in a radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventor: Hong Luo
  • Patent number: 8684552
    Abstract: A lighted furniture apparatus and kit having a base, a plurality of side panels, a top, and a lighting element. At least a portion of the side panels are at least partially light transmitting. The side panels include vertical edges, each defining a partially-enclosed rod-receiving passage. An elongated connecting rod is configured to be slidably received within the rod-receiving passages of two adjacent panels to secure them together. The lighting element may be disposed within the interior space formed by the base, side panels, and top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Agio International Company, Ltd
    Inventor: Martin de Blois
  • Patent number: 8678623
    Abstract: A transport device used to connect to a jack-o-lantern which serves to both provide for an illumination source and an easy manner in which to transport the jack-o-lantern when it is illuminated. There are also provided related systems and methods of use of the device. The result provides for a jack-o-lantern to be easily transported as a lantern or costume prop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Kirk A. Damman
  • Patent number: 8616735
    Abstract: A light emitter has a light surround about the emitter formed from silicone having internally encapsulated plant materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Vickie Jean's Creations, Inc.
    Inventor: Victoria Jean Van Dyn Hoven
  • Patent number: 8602583
    Abstract: An improved luminaria assembly with controlled ballast mechanism is provided. In one embodiment, the improved luminaria assembly has an outer container and an inner reservoir. In some instances, the outer container and inner reservoir are assembled over a base. The inner reservoir is configured to hold a controlled volume of ballast for the improved luminaria assembly and also to hold an illuminating source. In one embodiment, spillover cavities are provided on the base region surrounding the inner reservoir to enable removal of excess ballast from the inner reservoir. In one embodiment, a decorative sleeve is inserted in the region between the outer container and the inner reservoir. The decorative sleeve contains decorative elements that are visible when the luminaria is illuminated using the illuminating source. In some instances, the improved luminaria assembly is treated with fire retardants to mitigate fire hazards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Nextarts
    Inventor: Anthony Imperial
  • Publication number: 20130265754
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus including an illumination shell, a circuit and a light source is provided. The illumination shell is formed by a light guide plate. The circuit has a plurality of circuit contacts integrated with the illumination shell. The light source is disposed on the illumination shell and electrically contacted to the plurality of circuit contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Chung-Lin Tsai, Guo-Chen Lee
  • Patent number: 8550663
    Abstract: A decorative system includes an inflatable bladder assembly, a light string system, and a covering. The inflatable bladder assembly includes a bladder, which includes a seal or passage for dispensing and removing media to inflate the bladder. The interior of the bladder is adapted to receive and hold media inserted therein. When the bladder is inflated, it provides a desired, decorative shape. When the bladder is not inflated, it provides a foldable profile that has a low weight and is relatively easy to package and/or ship. The light string system includes a plurality of lamp systems tied together with a plurality of conductive wires. Each lamp system includes a light assembly and a socket assembly. Each lamp system can be secured to the exterior of the bladder by an attachment assembly. The covering can cover the inflated bladder to provide additional shape and structure to the decorative system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Polygroup Macau Limited (BVI)
    Inventor: Ricky Tong
  • Patent number: 8547689
    Abstract: A portable computer system is provided having a first unit with touch-sensitive LCD display screen and a detachable second unit having a keyboard. The first unit includes a support structure movable between a stowed position and a deployed position, which can support the first unit in an inclined position on a planar surface. The support structure can help support the first unit when mounted on the second unit, standing alone, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: George Moser
  • Patent number: 8469538
    Abstract: The bladder assembly includes a bladder, which includes a seal or passage for dispensing and removing media to inflate the bladder. The bladder includes a housing for holding media and for storing and protecting the light system, and a diffusing mechanism for diffusing and distributing light emitted from the light system throughout the bladder. The diffusing mechanism can extend within the bladder, and the light system can illuminate light in and through the diffusing mechanism. The covering can cover the inflated bladder to provide additional shape and structure to the decorative system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Polygroup Macau Limited (BVI)
    Inventor: Chi Yin Alan Leung
  • Patent number: 8469553
    Abstract: A transport device used to connect to a jack-o-lantern which serves to both provide for an illumination source and an easy manner in which to transport the jack-o-lantern when it is illuminated. There are also provided related systems and methods of use of the device. The result provides for a jack-o-lantern to be easily transported as a lantern or costume prop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Kirk A. Damman
  • Patent number: 8398270
    Abstract: An ornament of the present invention includes a display that is hidden behind a panel. An ornament body includes at least one panel which includes a two-way mirror and a display in the interior of the body. The ornament includes a light disposed in the ornament body which, when active, reveals the display which is otherwise hidden behind the two-way mirror. The light may be activated by a sensor that recognizes physical motion, and may also include a speaker to play music and a moving display element driven by a motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Mr. Christmas Incorporated
    Inventors: Leslie Hermanson, Huang Meng-Suen
  • Patent number: 8348478
    Abstract: A light module includes a light engine that has an LED package having power terminals. A base ring assembly holds the light engine. The base ring assembly has a base ring configured to be mounted to a supporting structure. The base ring has a securing feature. The base ring assembly has a contact holder that holds power contacts. The power contacts are spring biased against the power terminals to create a separable power connection with the power terminals. A top cover assembly is coupled to the base ring. The top cover assembly has a collar surrounding the base ring. The top cover assembly has a securing feature that engages the securing feature of the base ring to couple the collar to the base ring. The collar has a cavity and the optical component is received in the cavity. The optical component is positioned to receive light from the LED package and the optical component is configured to emit the light generated by the LED package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Nederland B.V., Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce Pelton, Olaf Leijnse, Jasper Van Der Krogt, Matthew Edward Mostoller, Robert D. Rix, Erik Derks
  • Patent number: 8297800
    Abstract: A decorative oversized key-shaped Christmas/holiday novelty item has a plastic shell having the form of an oversized key. The shell defines a completely encapsulated interior space. An electrically induced lighting system is disposed within the interior space. A recording device can be included within the holiday key such that the children can record a holiday message for Santa. The novelty item enables children living in homes absent a chimney, fireplace or other structure typically considered to provide access by Santa Claus to the home, to practice a Christmas holiday tradition relying upon such a structural access means. The light or recording device is provided to indicate that Santa has used the key to access the residence. A story presentation media depicting the scenario is provided creating an entertainment system. The holiday key is stored in an integrated storing section within the presentation media packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Gerald Little
  • Publication number: 20120268947
    Abstract: A projection assembly is arranged to be added onto or built into at least one LED-unit or other light-unit of an illuminated object that has more than one LED or other light source to cause the object to be illuminated and show the object's design or appearance while also offering illumination to people. The illuminated object may include all kinds of seasonal lighting, regular light fixtures, track lights, desktop lights, and battery operated lights having more than one light-unit or LED-unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu CHIEN
  • Publication number: 20120257394
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a first support having at least a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, a first plurality of ornaments such as crystals attached to the first surface of the first support, and an opaque frame disposed around the first support. The opaque frame has a first opening through which the plurality of ornaments are observable. At least one light source is disposed in the frame for directing light onto at least some of the first plurality of ornaments which light is at least one of refracted and reflected from the first plurality of ornaments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: SCHONBEK WORLDWIDE LIGHTING INC.
    Inventor: Andre B. KIKOSKI
  • Patent number: 8277070
    Abstract: A counter includes a base and a countertop spaced from the base that has an edge that defines a border of the countertop. An edge or support collar is disposed between the base and the countertop, the edge collar including a light-transmissive band that extends along the border of the countertop. The light-transmissive band has an inner side and an outer side opposite the inner side that forms a stratified outer edge with the edge of the countertop. A light source is positioned adjacent the inner side of the edge collar and configured to emit light outward through the light-transmissive band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Crafted Countertops, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph R. Schwarz
  • Patent number: 8251533
    Abstract: An improved luminaria assembly with controlled ballast mechanism is provided. In one embodiment, the improved luminaria assembly has an outer container and an inner reservoir. In some instances, the outer container and inner reservoir are assembled over a base. The inner reservoir is configured to hold a controlled volume of ballast for the improved luminaria assembly and also to hold an illuminating source. In one embodiment, spillover cavities are provided on the base region surrounding the inner reservoir to enable removal of excess ballast from the inner reservoir. In one embodiment, a decorative sleeve is inserted in the region between the outer container and the inner reservoir. The decorative sleeve contains decorative elements that are visible when the luminaria is illuminated using the illuminating source. In some instances, the improved luminaria assembly is treated with fire retardants to mitigate fire hazards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Nextarts
    Inventor: Anthony Imperial
  • Patent number: 8220972
    Abstract: A transport device used to connect to a jack-o-lantern which serves to both provide for an illumination source and an easy manner in which to transport the jack-o-lantern when it is illuminated. There are also provided related systems and methods of use of the device. The result provides for a jack-o-lantern to be easily transported as a lantern or costume prop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Kirk A. Damman
  • Publication number: 20120081905
    Abstract: An ornament with a backlit film image having a substrate with an at least partially transparent portion viewable therethrough when backlit. A first end cap and a second end cap are configured to receive and retain a portion of the substrate in a substantially closed loop shape such that the first and second end caps and the substrate support one another into a substantially upright position to define an enclosure. A light source is disposed within the enclosure and positioned to illuminate the backlit film image at least partially viewable through the transparent portion of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventor: Robert L. Santiago
  • Publication number: 20120020076
    Abstract: A decorative system includes an inflatable bladder assembly, a light string system, and a covering. The bladder assembly includes a bladder, which includes a seal or passage for dispensing and removing media to inflate the bladder. The bladder includes a housing for holding media and for storing and protecting the light system, and a diffusing mechanism for diffusing and distributing light emitted from the light system throughout the bladder. The diffusing mechanism can extend within the bladder, and the light system can illuminate light in and through the diffusing mechanism. The covering can cover the inflated bladder to provide additional shape and structure to the decorative system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: POLYGROUP MACAU LIMITED (BVI)
    Inventor: CHI YIN ALAN LEUNG
  • Patent number: 8096678
    Abstract: A backlit display for sink and vent hood assemblies is disclosed. The assembly has a body with an interior and an exterior with a front and sides. A frame is mounted to the front of the body and defines a window. A support panel is installed in the frame and has a light. A mounting bezel is mounted to the frame in front of the window. The mounting bezel defines a pocket between the mounting bezel and the frame. The assembly also comprises a decorative panel that is mounted in the pocket between the mounting bezel and the frame in front of the window. The light backlights and illuminates the decorative panel in front of and away from the body through the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Texas Lightsmith, Inc
    Inventors: Harold Glenn Jones, III, John W. Worsham, III
  • Publication number: 20110309774
    Abstract: A textile includes a plurality of opaque filaments, a plurality of transparent and light-guiding filaments, a lighting module and a printed colorful layer. The opaque filaments are spaced from each other in a first direction, and the transparent and light-guiding filaments are spaced from each other in a second direction. The opaque filaments and the transparent and light-guiding filaments are woven as a textile. The printed colorful layer is formed on the surfaces of the opaque filaments and the transparent and light-guiding filaments. When the lighting module provides light in the transparent and light-guiding filaments, the transparent and light-guiding filaments are lighted as a lighting area. Therefore, the printed colorful layer is also lighted, and the colors and patterns thereof are shown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: Chi-Tsung Peng, Chien-Tang Wang
  • Patent number: 8061848
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for Reveal. Reveal includes a lens and a light source mounted within a housing. The light source projects light through the lens onto a projection surface. A first slide, a second slide and a motion slide are mounted in the housing between the light source and the lens. The first slide causes light from the light source to project a first defined image upon the projection surface. The second slide, which is less focused than the first defined image, causes light from the light source to project a second defined image upon the projection surface. The motion slide includes motion elements movable in response to a stimulus, such as airflow. Movement by the motion elements introduce an interference in light cast by the light source onto the projection surface. The interference provides an appearance of movement of an image projected by the second slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Adam Charles Frank
  • Patent number: 8038326
    Abstract: An ornamental lamp comprises a barrel holder, an LED lamp set and a lamp shade. The barrel holder includes an opening, two electric connecting ports communicating with the opening and two elastic holding struts held in the opening. The elastic holding struts and the inner edge of the opening form a housing space therebetween. The two elastic holding struts are divided by a notch in the middle. The LED lamp set has two conductive pins running through the electric connecting ports to receive electric power. The LED lamp set has a lower edge butting the elastic holding struts. The lamp shade is wedged in the housing space and pushes the elastic holding struts inwards during wedging to bend slightly towards the notch. The bent portion of the elastic holding struts generates an elastic returning force to clamp the lamp shade in a compact manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Inventor: Yuan-Shun Hsu
  • Patent number: 8011812
    Abstract: A tower includes a base configured to sit upon a surface. A light source is coupled to the base and is positioned a first horizontal distance from a center of the base. The light source is configured to produce light therefrom when energized. The tower includes a cylindrical outer body that is coupled to and positioned a second distance from the center of the base, wherein the second distance is greater than the first distance. The outer body is oriented to extend vertically from the surface and is configured to allow light from the light source to pass therethrough. A plurality of leaves are coupled to an outer surface of the outer body and are configured to hang therefrom. The leaves are configured to freely move with respect to the outer body when air flow is applied thereto, wherein light from the light source is viewable through the outer body when the leaves move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee
    Inventor: Martin Schnitzer
  • Publication number: 20110194292
    Abstract: A holiday light with LED has a seat connected to a lamp, a lens and a cover in sequence. The seat has lower recesses. The lamp has an LED and two groups of wires and each group of wires have three wires. The cover has upper recesses. The wires are clamped between corresponding lower recesses of the seat and the upper recesses of the cover and the LED is mounted between the seat, the lens and the cover. The holiday light with LED is improved electrical efficiency and provides various lighting effects and is more reliable than an incandescent bulb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventor: George Tsai
  • Publication number: 20110164415
    Abstract: An LED light has a pinhole-imaging function for dark area use as a plug-in wall outlet light, direct current (DC) operated light, or interchangeable power source light to project a shaped image to a surrounding environment. Tiny shaped pinholes can create a fine image of desired message, data, logo, or time on a ceiling, walls, floor, optics means surface or other desired surface. At least one pinhole-means may be incorporated with an LED and parts selected from a housing-member, plastic film openings, cut-outs, transparent material piece, translucent material piece, adjust-means, sealed-unit, battery-pack, paper material, plastic material, metal material, wood material, geometric shape substrate, AC adaptor and jack means, and/or solar power or wind power generator to project the desired image, message, data, logo, to the surrounding environment, which may include any combination of ceiling, walls, floor, or other desired surfaces(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu CHIEN
  • Publication number: 20110116274
    Abstract: An accessory is provided for a light-emitting diode (LED) bulb string. The accessory has a projection portion having a proximal end mounted to a bottom plate and forming a bore for receiving an LED bulb of the bulb string. The bore has a tapering section for securely engaging and thus holding the bulb. The plate has an end remote from the projection portion and forming an end hook for easily engaging and thus mounting the accessory to a Christmas tree. The projection portion has a distal end forming a multiple-facet refraction/diffraction body. The projection portion may serve as a light guide to guide light from the bulb to the distal end thereof and thus the accessory itself may serve as a decoration. The projection portion may be additionally fit into a bore defined in an external, light-transmitting decorative article to support the decorative article at a desired orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventor: CHANG-FU TSAI
  • Patent number: 7934859
    Abstract: A light emitting diode module which includes a hollow enclosed body having a transparent or translucent portion. A power source is disposed within the body. At least one light emitting diode is disposed within the body. The at least one light emitting diode is visible through the transparent or translucent portion of the body. A power circuit couples the at least one light emitting diode to the power source. An externally accessible switch is provided to open and close the power circuit so that the at least one light emitting diode can be turned on and turned off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Inventors: Robert Bryant, Huston Hill, Derek Pettigrew
  • Patent number: 7926983
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a body member defining a groove, a decorative member may be integrally insert-molded to the body member, a printed circuit board facing the body member and a lamp electrically mounted to the printed circuit board. The lamp is used to illuminate the decorative member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Cheng-Wen Su, Gang Huang, Zhong-Dan Deng, Yin-Jie Guo