Angularly Patents (Class 362/322)
  • Patent number: 10660275
    Abstract: An illumination system including a curved light directing element, a motor for rotating the light directing element, motorized optical focusing means for adjusting the curved light directing element, and a controller for controlling the motor and the motorized optical focusing means and providing equal illumination energy to each area unit of at least one plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Yossi Kadosh
  • Patent number: 10415772
    Abstract: A light source unit according to an embodiment of the disclosure includes a substrate configured to be rotatable, a phosphor layer disposed at a center of the substrate, a light source that irradiates the phosphor layer with exciting light, and a support section that supports a portion, of the substrate, except for the center of the substrate. This makes it difficult for heat generated in the phosphor layer to travel to a motor through the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Ishige, Izushi Kobayashi, Yoshihisa Sato, Hiroki Morita
  • Patent number: 10011223
    Abstract: A vehicle is provided that includes a liftgate, a trim panel located on an interior side of the liftgate, and a rotary lamp assembly assembled on the trim panel. The rotary lamp assembly includes a rotary bezel and a lamp supported on the bezel, wherein the lamp assembly is rotatable about at least one axis to redirect light output from the lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Diego Fabricio Villacres Mesias, Paul Kenneth Dellock, Mahesh Bhattacharyya, Guillermo Cesar Cervantes Guarneros
  • Patent number: 9933138
    Abstract: The specification and drawings present a new light accessory holder, comprising only one part, for placing and interchanging multiple optical accessories in a lighting fixture near/in front of a light sources such as LEDs. The holder can use multiple notched springs (e.g., three) to push accessories forward and holds them in a desired position. The may be removed from the lighting fixture, so the user can load into the holder whatever accessories are needed, and then return the re-loaded holder into the light fixture. Accessories may include but are not limited to diffusers, glass components (optical filers), Hexcel Louvers, snoots, or other objects that are intended to alter the color or shape of a light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: William George Kickel, Mark Edward Kaminski
  • Patent number: 9841159
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a lamp (1) having a number of plates (3, 4, 5). The plates (3, 4, 5) are moveable between a position where the plates (3, 4, 5) form a common outer surface and a position where the plates (3, 4, 5) are separated from each other. By means of the plates the shape and appearance of the lamp (1) may be amended between having the form of for instance a closed sphere and a more or less open form. The plates (3, 4, 5) are placed on upper and lower curved arms (17, 26). The curved arms (17, 26) are connected to an upper ring (10) and a lower ring (9). The curved arms (17, 26) are moved by movement of the lower ring (9) towards and away from the upper ring (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: INTER IKEA SYSTEMS B.V.
    Inventor: David Wahl
  • Patent number: 9240276
    Abstract: Vehicles and systems are provided. In accordance with one embodiment, for example, the vehicle may include, but is not limited to, a moveable panel comprising an electronic device, a power source, and a connector configured to selectively couple the movable panel to the vehicle, the connector configured to be electrically coupled to the power source and further configured to inductively couple the electronic device of the moveable panel to the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Paul R. Dynes, Tanner E. Goeson, Thomas D. Hagen
  • Patent number: 9010948
    Abstract: A photography lighting fixture includes a lighting device and a shade device. The lighting device includes a housing, a lighting element disposed in the housing, and a first attaching unit connected to the housing. The shade device includes a base mount, a plurality of shade components mounted pivotally to the base mount, and a second attaching unit mounted to the base mount and detachably and rotatably attaching the first attaching unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Global Fiberoptics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ho-Shang Lee, Jui-Hung Cheng, Hui-Hsiung Kuo, Hsiang-Yu Lee
  • Patent number: 8960963
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a light source that emits an electromagnetic radiation input beam, a dichroic first mirror that reflects a first output beam and transmits a second output beam, a second mirror positioned to reflect the second output beam, and an absorber for absorbing radiation emitted by the light source. An adjustable support for the dichroic and second mirror is also provided and is adjustable between a first position where the first beam is transmitted and a second position where the second beam is transmitted, with the other beam being directed to the absorber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Douglas R. Jungwirth, Gregory A. Campbell, Emilio Quezada
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150023049
    Abstract: A light collecting reflector assembly adjustably secured to the peripheral edge of a photovoltaic solar array useful to charge a storage battery connected to power a light upon the sensing an ambient light below a predetermined level for collecting sufficient light emitted by a selected grid powered light source and reflecting same to supplement said ambient light to said predetermined light level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: JEREMY ELLIS
  • Patent number: 8915615
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lighting apparatus or a shutter assembly for a lighting apparatus comprising: a light path for passage of light emanating from a lamp, at least one shutter plate 130-133 moveable into a position external to or at least partially across the light path, and a rotatable shutter lock 180 being rotatable to directly or indirectly generate a friction force on the shutter plate 130-133, wherein the friction force generated on the shutter plate 130-133 is dependent on the rotational position of the shutter lock 180 and in at least one rotational position there is sufficient frictional force to retain the shutter plate 130-133 in the position external to or across the light path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Lincoln Sell, Dylan Filbee, Duncan Dore, Bruce McCallum, Andrew Nichols
  • Publication number: 20140333901
    Abstract: The invention provides an illumination device comprising a pump light source and a phosphor wheel. The phosphor wheel comprises at least two segmented phosphor layers. The front surfaces of the phosphor layers do not form a common plane, but instead a kind of relief in which the surfaces of the phosphor layers extend in different imaginary planes. When the phosphor wheel rotates through a beam waist of the pump. light, in this way the size of the pump light spot and therefore also the power density distribution of the pump light on the respective phosphor layer are adapted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Ulrich HARTWIG, Martin DANIELS
  • Patent number: 8876329
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments, there is provided a light-emitting diode work light, which includes a housing, a light source comprising a light-emitting diode, and a light focusing assembly comprising a lens and a focusing knob. The light focusing assembly is configured to adjust a focal distance of light emitted from the light source. The focusing knob is configured to adjust a distance between the light source and the lens. In accordance with certain embodiments, the light-emitting diode work light includes a plurality of lights sources and a plurality of light focusing assemblies. Each light focusing assembly includes a lens and a focusing knob, and is configured to adjust a focal distance of light emitted from a respective light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventors: Marc Howard Fields, Li Dong Xie
  • Patent number: 8845136
    Abstract: A strobe reflector that includes a reflective material and a support structure. The support structure may be adjusted or moved into at least two distinct positions to provide two distinct shapes for the reflective material. The first position of the support structure shapes the reflective material in a first configuration (such as a half-hemisphere) and a second position of the support structure shapes the reflective material in a second configuration (such as a full hemisphere).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Savage, Jr., Steven T. Varieur
  • Patent number: 8827500
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for interrupting a light beam, in particular a laser light beam, with a light beam deflection device (24), wherein the light beam deflection device (24) is arrangeable in the light path of the light beam. An apparatus (10) is characterized in that the light beam deflection device (24) is arranged on a bendable material strip (18), wherein the material strip (18) is held on one side on one end and magnetizable or magnetic sections (20, 22) are arranged on the area facing away from the held end of the material strip (18), preferably on both sides of the material strip (18), wherein a magnet (40, 42) is provided for each section arranged on the material strip (18) and wherein the sections (20, 22) are or can be brought in engagement with the magnetic field of each magnet (40, 42).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Kendrion Kuhnke Automation GmbH
    Inventors: Jochen Stegelmann, Torsten Grunwald, Wolfgang Blunck, Manfred Rufer
  • Publication number: 20140240982
    Abstract: A mounting arrangement for mounting an optical member to an oblong luminaire, comprising a plurality of mounting members, arranged to be fixed to an end cap at the narrow side of an oblong luminaire and to accommodate the optical member, wherein the plurality of mounting members comprises a first type of mounting member and a second type of mounting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: THORN LIGHTING LTD.
    Inventors: Anton Bowness, Raymond Keane, Joanne Mailen, Darren Feasey
  • Patent number: 8807802
    Abstract: A reflector for a lighting device is provided. The reflector may include: a plurality of reflecting bodies each having a plurality of internal reflecting facets; wherein the plurality of reflecting bodies are arranged to rotate by different rotation angles around their respective rotation axes, so as to be capable of compensating unsmooth light distribution caused by the internal reflecting facets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Aiai Li, Yabin Luo, Tengzhi Qin, Hui Wu
  • Patent number: 8752985
    Abstract: A gobo support assembly, for a stage lighting fixture, has a disk-shaped gobo; a gobo support having a first seat for housing the gobo; and a gobo carrier wheel rotating about an axis and having a second seat for housing the gobo support; the gobo carrier wheel and the gobo support being connectable in sliding manner in a direction substantially perpendicular to the axis, and being locked mutually by a reversible click-on locking mechanism to hold the gobo support in a given position inside the second seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Clay Paky S.p.A.
    Inventor: Pasquale Quadri
  • Patent number: 8727563
    Abstract: A luminescent device is disclosed comprising a luminescent substance for the conversion of pump light, wherein a scattering body which scatters the pump light is provided. The pump light input into the scattering body may first be scattered at inert scatterers provided in the scattering body and subsequently converted. Light scattered at luminescent particles may also be simultaneously converted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Berben, Ulrich Hartwig
  • Patent number: 8702282
    Abstract: A light signal contains a semiconductor light source and a convex lens system for representing signal aspects, especially on rail-bound traffic routes. In order to eliminate the need for monochrome semiconductor light sources, the semiconductor light source is a white point light source. A signal aspect-specific color filter is provided in the aperture region of the point light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Joerg Birkholz, Rolf Eckl, Uwe Frost, Kay Koester, Zeljko Marincic, Norbert Poepplow
  • Patent number: 8602606
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a free space coupler to receive light from a laser via air. In one embodiment, a system comprises a laser source, a mirror optically aligned to the laser source, a first mount to control a position of the mirror, a free-space coupler to receive light from the mirror, a beam splitter to receive light exiting the coupler, a first detector to receive light reflected from the beam splitter, a second mount coupled to the first detector and to the coupler to control a position of the coupler from information from the first detector, and a second detector to receive light reflected by the coupler and the mirror, wherein the second detector is coupled to the first mount for positioning the mirror with respect to the coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: William J. Cottrell, Nathan G. Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20130322092
    Abstract: An endoscope having a viewing direction which can be pivoted relative to the endoscope includes an illumination beam path for transmitting illumination light and a plurality of reflective surfaces for reflecting illumination light, the reflective surfaces being arranged at least partially next to one another in the illumination beam path relative to the intended light propagation direction of illumination light in the illumination beam path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Peter Eisenkolb, Stefan Heseler
  • Publication number: 20130194777
    Abstract: A luminescent device is disclosed comprising a luminescent substance for the conversion of pump light, wherein a scattering body which scatters the pump light is provided. The pump light input into the scattering body may first be scattered at inert scatterers provided in the scattering body and subsequently converted. Light scattered at luminescent particles may also be simultaneously converted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: OSRAM AG
    Inventors: Dirk BERBEN, Ulrich HARTWIG
  • Patent number: 8480260
    Abstract: A stage light fitting for making light effects has a light source adapted to generate a light beam extending along an axis; a main optical assembly; and at least one filter for shaping the light beam; wherein the filter is arranged between the light source and the main optical assembly, is adapted to selectively intercept the light beam, and has a multi-faceted face defined by a plurality of adjacent cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Clay Paky S.p.A.
    Inventors: Pasquale Quadri, Angelo Cavenati
  • Publication number: 20130170226
    Abstract: A reflector for a lighting device is provided. The reflector may include: a plurality of reflecting bodies each having a plurality of internal reflecting facets; wherein the plurality of reflecting bodies are arranged to rotate by different rotation angles around their respective rotation axes, so as to be capable of compensating unsmooth light distribution caused by the internal reflecting facets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Aiai Li, Yabin Luo, Tengzhi Qin, Hui Wu
  • 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: 8459847
    Abstract: A gobo holder for a gobo wheel has a base element, a gobo fastening element rotatably mounted to the base element, and a resilient latching member on the base element. The gobo holder is mounted to a gobo wheel having a latching feature for such time until a mechanical latching connection is achieved between the resilient latching member of the gobo holder and the latching feature of the gobo wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: GLP German Light Products GmbH
    Inventor: Markus Salm
  • Patent number: 8454182
    Abstract: A moving head light for stage lighting includes a light sources group having a plurality of light sources, a reflector group slantwise arranged at a circumference of the light sources group; and an angle-adjusting device for adjusting the relative angles between the reflectors and the light sources. Each reflector corresponds to each light source one by one, and the reflector group includes a plurality of reflectors. The moving head light for stage lighting uses the angle-adjusting device to adjust the relative angles between the reflectors and the light sources so that lights sent out from the light sources generate a special effect of scaling in a space after being reflected by the reflectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: IAG Group Limited
    Inventor: Jung Hsiang Yang
  • Patent number: 8434901
    Abstract: A light emitting system (1) for outputting a light beam comprising: an optical arrangement comprising at least one light source, for emitting a light beam having a determinate width and a determinate length on a projection plane placed at a determinate distance from the optical arrangement, an optical device (2) movable into a plurality of angular positions, by rotation around a rotation axis (Z1), and comprising optical elements arranged for varying the width of the light beam when the optical device is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Matthias Jouffrieau
  • Publication number: 20130100676
    Abstract: The downlight includes a seat, a depressor, a rotator, a deflector and a lamp module. The seat has a hollow and a flange therein. The depressor is fixed on the seat and corresponding to the flange. The rotator is disposed between the flange and the depressor and is capable of rotating against the seat. The deflector is received in the hollow and pivotally connected to the rotator. The lamp module is fastened to the deflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: Chin-Wen WANG
  • Publication number: 20130094219
    Abstract: An automated luminaire with dual over-sized graphic wheels that can be inserted and positioned into or out of the light path of the luminaire together as a unit and each graphic wheel can be rotated independent of the other wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventors: Pavel Jurik, Josef Valchar
  • Patent number: 8376585
    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: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Raymond A. Noeth
  • Patent number: 8325472
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a mainframe with a keyboard embedded therein, a mounting frame pivotally connected with the mainframe, a display screen mounted in the mounting frame, a lighting source disposed on the mounting frame, and an optical element cooperating with the lighting source and slideably mounted on the mounting frame. Light from the lighting source is projected to different predetermined areas by adjusting positions of the optical element relative to the lighting source. In each of the positions of the optical element, the light from the lighting source is modulated by a corresponding portion of the optical element to be projected to a corresponding predetermined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Foxsemicon Integrated Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yen-Chun Wang, An-Chi Wei, Hong-Bin Yang, Ming-Young Shiao, Chih-Ming Lai
  • Patent number: 8303134
    Abstract: A flush mount mirror assembly (100) has a housing (102), a mirror assembly (110) and a light array (116). The mirror assembly (110) includes a mirror (114) coupled to a telescoping tube pair (124). The mirror (114) reflects light and is adjustable to various angular orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Norman R. Byrne
  • Publication number: 20120275005
    Abstract: A modular approach to a pattern illumination system for selective excitation of microparticles is used. A dual-channel pattern module having two single-channel pattern modules are oriented at a non-zero offset angle to each other. In this arrangement, a galvo-scanner based phase-shifting module is shared between the two channels. A set of tilt mirrors are used to direct the beams from the pattern modules onto the target plane. Additional layers of pattern modules can be added to accommodate any desirable number of additional channels. The additional layer(s) may be rotationally off-set from the other layer(s) by an angular amount to simplify the layout of optical components. A remote light source module may be connected to the pattern modules through optical fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: LightSpeed Genomics, Inc.
    Inventor: Chun-Sheu Lee
  • Patent number: 8277086
    Abstract: A reflector has a one-piece sheet-metal body having an anodized front face and unitarily formed with a central annular part lying generally in a plane and having an inner periphery generally centered on an axis and adapted to accommodate a light source and an outer periphery. A plurality of flat fingers project from the outer periphery, extend at an acute angle to the plane, have outer ends, and each have a pair of generally parallel side edges. Each edge of each finger is closely juxtaposed with the edge of the adjacent finger and the fingers form with the annular part a concave shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Alux Luxar GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Dietrich Heitmann
  • Patent number: 8262262
    Abstract: Gobo wheel assembly has multiple gobo devices on a rotatable wheel. A central sun gear can rotate all the gobos. The gobos can be inserted and released from the wheel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Production Resource Group, LLC
    Inventor: Russell Mahaffey
  • Patent number: 8235554
    Abstract: Provided is a light fixture having a first elongate body defining a mounting surface. A light module is disposed adjacent the mounting surface and includes a module body and a plurality of light emitting devices disposed on the mounting body. The light emitting device defines an emitting axis about which light is emitted. The fixture further includes a first reflector member and a second reflector member disposed on opposed sides of the emitting axis for reflecting light emanated by the light emitting devices. The first reflector member and the second reflector member are pivotable to vary the angle at which light is emitted from the light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Intense Lighting, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas F. Steinkraus
  • Patent number: 8206008
    Abstract: A stage light fixture is provided with a main body extending along a longitudinal axis; with a light source arranged inside the main body at a closed end of the main body and adapted to emit a light beam substantially along the axis; with an objective lens arranged at an open end of the main body opposite to the closed end along the axis; and with light beam adjusting means arranged between the light source and the objective lens for intercepting the light beam, which are movable along the axis of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Clay Paky S.p.A.
    Inventor: Pasquale Quadri
  • Patent number: 8201955
    Abstract: A photographic light diffusing device is provided. A cowl is adapted to be mounted on a photographic light source, the cowl including an opening through which the photographic light source is visible when the cowl is mounted on the photographic light source. The cowl may also include at least one movable flap and a filter slot for a gel filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Gary Fong Photographic, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary Fong
  • Patent number: 8172430
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a housing, multiple light emitting diodes (LEDS), and multiple magnifier lenses. The multiple LEDS and the multiple magnifier lenses are located in the housing. Each of the magnifier lenses corresponds to a different one of the LEDS, and there are less magnifier lenses than LEDS. Each LED that has a corresponding magnifier lens is arranged with respect to its magnifier lens so that substantially all of the light emitted by the LED only traverses its corresponding magnifier lens. At least one of the LEDS emits light that does not traverse any of the multiple magnifier lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventor: David J Alessio
  • Patent number: 8142055
    Abstract: A system for leveling a lampshade comprising, a pivot member operative to engage a post of a lamp harp and support a spyder portion of a lampshade, and a retaining member operative to engage the post and induce a force on the spyder portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Inventors: Brian L. Dorr, Thomas Koch
  • Patent number: 8128262
    Abstract: The present application relates to a lighting applications. In particular, the present application describes examples of lighting fixtures and light bulbs containing a light transmissive optic. The orientation of the solid state emitters together with the contoured output surface of the light transmissive optic produce a tailored light output distribution over a designated planar surface. The light generated by the solid state light emitters is of a sufficient intensity to illuminate the designated planar surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: ABL IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: David P. Ramer, Jack C. Rains, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8123374
    Abstract: A lighting appliance with a reduced encumbrance for industrial environments, comprising a head (11), equipped with an upper support (10) for hooking the appliance to the ceiling of an industrial warehouse or building in general, and two reflectors which can be disassembled from the appliance structure, one (13) above or inside the head (11), with a complex faceted optical system, and one (12) lower or outside the head (11), with a segmented geometry; a vertical regulation system of the lamp (15) of the lighting appliance allows the illuminating engineering characteristics of the appliance to be varied, obtaining different photometric conditions according to the distance of the lamp (15) from the work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Beghelli S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gian Pietro Beghelli
  • Patent number: 8100561
    Abstract: A light source unit includes a light source element; an optical-waveguide-formed element in which an optical waveguide is formed; a prism for turning back a light flux emitted from the light source and guiding the light flux toward an incident end of the optical waveguide; and a coupling optical system formed on the prism or provided as a separated body from the prism, for coupling the light flux emitted from the light source onto the optical waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuichi Atarashi, Fumio Nagai
  • Publication number: 20120008325
    Abstract: Three-digital micromirror devices (“DMD”) are used to alter the shape of light that is projected onto a stage. The DMDs each receive a primary color and selectively reflects some light of that color, thereby shaping the light that is projected onto the stage. The control for the alteration is controlled by an image. That image can be processed, thereby carrying out image processing effects on the shape of the light that is displayed. One preferred application follow the shape of the performer and illuminates the performer using a shape that adaptively follows the performer's image. This results in a shadowless follow spot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: PRODUCTION RESOURCE GROUP, L.L.C.
    Inventor: William E. Hewlett
  • Patent number: 8061868
    Abstract: A light emitting diode lighting system and kit includes a plurality of matched pairs of breakaway light emitting diode assemblies adapted to be mounted in a primary lamp holder where each individual matched pair assembly includes: (1) a light emitting diode coupled to a printed circuit board; (2) a break away housing adapted to be pressed fit over the light emitting diode; and (3) a breakaway lens adapted to be pressed fit into the housing to facilitate controlling the spread of light emitted by said light emitting diode from a wide range angle Ø to a narrow range angle ? at a user selected breakaway angle ? of between about A degrees to about B degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Jack Dubord
  • Patent number: 8038321
    Abstract: A luminaire housing designed to be installed to illuminate an illumination area, wherein a light source is oriented within the housing to direct a central axis of emitted light rays away from the illumination area and towards a reflective surface of a stationary reflector. In some embodiments the stationary reflector is oriented and contoured to reflect the light rays towards a light spread lens having one end positioned above at least a portion of a reflector lip and angled into the housing with respect to a light passageway. Optionally, the luminaire housing may be a recessed luminaire housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Peter Franck, Sherman Ng
  • Patent number: 8025430
    Abstract: A lighting device comprising a plurality of overlapping leaves hingedly attached to a base that can be manipulated to control the size of an opening through which light from a light source passes, and thereby the size and intensity of the light. In some embodiments the device includes an off-center lighting source whereby a light beam is emitted at an angle to an axis passing through the center of the opening formed by the leaves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventors: Avner Ben Natan, Yael Erel
  • Patent number: 8016456
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for the support and rotation of a reflector onto a body of a fluorescent luminary. The luminary body has first and second longitudinal ends along an axis. The rotatable reflector support system comprises an elongated reflector having first and second longitudinal ends. The reflector has first and second arch-shaped fittings proximate to the first and second reflector ends, respectively. First and second bases are mounted on the luminary body and are proximate to the first and second ends of the body, respectively. The side of each base faces the lamp, when the lamp is mounted in the luminary, and is shaped to engage a plurality of serial portions of an associated arch-shaped fitting in a manner allowing serial portions of the fitting, when manipulated, to slide along an arch-shaped path transverse to said axis and to hold the fitting in place when the fitting is not manipulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Pilux & Danpex, S.A.
    Inventors: Antonis Paravantsos, Stavros Piperidis